Nina Tulio

Nina Tulio is an industry-leading salon business mentor, speaker, and educator helping salon owners and stylists around the world to grow their business, while growing themselves. She is also the Business Education Ambassador/TikTok Ambassador with Oligo Professionnel.

Nina has 26 years in the industry. She has served in all facets of the business. 20 years as a hairstylist, 8 years as a chain salon executive, and 11 years as a successful commission salon owner. In 2016, Nina decided to sell her salon to fulfill her dream of creating her own consulting agency. This business was created simply to help owners and stylists not only grow their business, but grow their confidence. Combining her deep passion and care for people and her love for the industry, Nina has made it her mission to uplift the beauty industry and empower anyone that is a part of it.

I am looking forward to meeting new people that are just as passionate about our industry and serving others as I am. And I can’t wait to witness those aah ha moments as they become even more confident and more empowered than ever!


David Meade

David is a first-class honours graduate from Ulster University’s School of International Business. His work as a lecturer and award-winning researcher in business and strategy with one of Irelands leading Universities has built his reputation as one of Europe’s most sought-after organisational facilitators. David’s personal interests have always focused on aspects of popular psychology, consumer behaviour, and choice. By combining his professional background with his personal passions and his love of the performance of mentalism, David has become a sought-after speaker with a reputation for an innovative style that forces audiences to think critically about the challenges around them.

I'm really looking forward to joining you all at the Salon Owners Summit in Dublin in January 2024 and getting to speak to such a dynamic, fun and international audience

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Sharmadean Reid

Sharmadean Reid is an entrepreneur, founding Beautystack and WAH Nails. Her mission is to use technology to empower women, economically, socially and culturally. She is a former fashion stylist and brand consultant who started WAH as a hip hop magazine for girls in 2006 while still at university and founded WAH Nails as a side project in 2009. WAH completely changed the beauty landscape with its millennial voice, feminist attitude and innovative salon space. She then wrote two books, delivered global pop up nail salons for 100s of brands, created a product line with Walgreen Boots Alliance and was awarded an MBE from HRH Queen in 2015 for services to Beauty. With her experience from WAH, she founded Beautystack, a new way to book beauty through images. In 2021, after over 10 years of organising women’s communities and events across beauty, business and self-development, Sharmadean launched The Stack, a meeting place for women who are changemakers, entrepreneurs and innovators.

I’m thrilled to announce that I have been invited to speak at the Salon Owner’s Summit. I’m looking forward to speaking alongside an exciting cohort of industry experts. Hoping to see you all on the 7th of January in Dublin!


Geno Stampora

Geno Stampora and his work have been featured in Modern, American, Salon Today, Nails, Nailpro, Dayspa, Launchpad, and almost every salon and spa trade magazine. You can also find articles in Glamour, Elle, The New Yorker, Washingtonian Magazine and others. He is considered an industry expert and Business Guru.

He has made a major contribution to the beauty industry in many ways. He has owned, managed, and worked behind the chair in his collection of salons. He has owned two beauty academies’, where he also instructed. Geno has been a distributor and sales consultant to salons, a major platform artist, and has shared the stage with the world’s greatest artists.

As an, industry expert, and speaker, Geno has consulted with many manufacturers. He has educated industry artists and sales people all over the world. He has coached the winning teams in beauty. He has and continues to be a keynote speaker, contributing artist, and consultant to the industry.

He is author of SUCCESS DYNAMICS, a beauty academy text book. He has created many of the bestselling CD’s and downloads in the industry. Geno continues to contribute to beauty by being an outstanding example and Mentor. In 2009 Geno was inducted into the North American Hairstylists Awards coveted “HALL of LEADERS”. One of only 22 Beauty Professionals in History!

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Zoé Bélisle-Springer

( they / he ) Global Education Content Lead at Phorest

Few introverts can claim to have made a name for themselves by facilitating over 250 podcast conversations, but Zoé Bélisle-Springer is not your typical introvert. As the Global Content Education Lead at Phorest and resident host of the PhorestFM podcast, Zoé has made inspiring contributions to the salon community over the past

seven years, resulting in various speaking opportunities and content collaborations featured in both print and digital renowned industry media.

Since coming out as transgender in 2021, Zoé has dedicated much of their energy to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in their personal and professional life. Today, blending advocacy, mentorship and experiences from their transition, they offer intersectional approaches and practical guidance to business owners and their staff on fostering safer spaces and more inclusive cultures in which understanding, kindness, curiosity and compassion prevail.

We all have stories to share. Some shape or empower us, and others change our lives. Only when we take the time to listen and connect with one another do we open the door to vulnerability, acceptance and long-lasting positive change.

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Cillian Moloney

Cillian, an experienced Product Manager, brings over a decade of expertise in crafting innovative solutions for various industries. His journey began in Insurance, Travel, and Ecommerce, where he honed his skills in developing products that seamlessly blend technology and real-world business needs. Cillian's passion lies in problem-solving, and his ability to bridge the gap between understanding diverse business problems and technological solutions. His unique ability to empathize with businesses, coupled with his technical acumen, enables him to address intricate business problems effectively. In his role as a Product Manager, he has the opportunity to engage with hundreds of Salons and Medspas worldwide, translating their business opportunities and problems into technical solutions.

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Dr Denise Baden

Denise Baden is a Professor of Sustainable Business at the University of Southampton. Denise followed her first degree in Politics with Economics, with several years in industry, then returned to academia to do a doctorate in psychology. She is particularly keen in exploring innovative ways to maximise engagement and impact from research. She won the ESRC Outstanding Impact in Business and Enterprise Prize in 2018 for her work embedding sustainability across the hair sector, providing free resources to educate about sustainable practices and sustainability certification for hairdressers and salons, see

Denise has published widely in the academic realm and also in fiction. She runs the Green Stories Project and recent research explores the use of fiction to promote green behaviours. Her eco-themed rom-com Habitat Man was published in 2021, followed by ‘the Assassin’ and ‘No More Fairy Tales: Stories to Save the Planet’ in 2022. Denise is listed on the Forbes list of Climate Leaders and has worked with Bafta on cultural aspects of sustainability.

I’m looking forward to running a workshop on sustainable hairdressing with the wonderful Fry from the Green Salon Collective. It will be interactive and fun with lots of chat and a bit of crafty hair stuff thrown in too.

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Fry Taylor

Fry's a worldly mix of Aussie, Irish, and Brit. He started his hairdressing back in the wild '90s. Got good at it, too. But what really lit his fire was how the beauty biz could help Mother Earth.

He globe-trotted, working with hair giants in different countries. That gave him the insight on the hair world's secrets and its worldwide eco struggles.

Fry's role as an environmental consultant for salons in Sydney truly set his path towards sustainability alight. Armed with a passion for both style and the planet, he embarked on a mission to bridge the gap between glamour and eco-consciousness. His expertise and guidance helped countless salons make the shift toward more sustainable practices.

As the founder and General Manager of the groundbreaking initiative GSC, he has pioneered a revolution in salon sustainability. Under his leadership, the Green Salon Collective has emerged as a beacon of change, redefining the way salons approach environmental responsibility.

Fry Taylor's vision goes beyond the superficial. He understands that sustainability isn't a mere buzzword; it's a way of life and a commitment to our planet's future. His tireless dedication and expertise continue to inspire salons around the world to embrace eco-friendly practices while thriving in their craft.

I'm absolutely buzzing with anticipation for the upcoming Salon Owners Summit! I can't wait to be a part of it and share my insights on how we can all work towards saving the planet without breaking the bank. Let's get ready to shake up the industry with sustainable ideas and a whole lot of passion. See you all there, and let's make a difference together!

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Kate Lynch

Kate Lynch is the Director and Founder of The Creative Society, a Social Media Training Academy for the Salon Industry.

Since starting her career over a decade ago as a beauty therapist, Kate has guided countless salons and clinics, both nationally and internationally, to achieve their unique business goals through Marketing. Specialising in content creation and social media, Kate has a unique view of the industry having worked both as a clinic manager and trainer. This allows her to create a bespoke brand strategy for each business she works with.

With her business The Creative Society, she has hosted hundreds of workshops for some of the industry's biggest brands, including Environ, Image Skincare, Loreal & DMK.

We are so excited to be delivering an interactive Social Media Workshop at this year's Summit. Phorest always puts on the best show so I am really looking forward to some uplifting and motivating talks, and I can't wait to connect with others who share my passion for our wonderful industry.

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Helen Devenney

With over a decade of experience, Helen is an expert who shifted professionally from working in a salon to working in technology. Seeing first hand how software could improve business, Helen was drawn to progressing her career into a company that serves the hair & beauty industry so well.

After honing their craft in various beauty salons for six years, Helen embarked on a new adventure in 2015 by joining Phorest Salon Software as an educator, and is now are part of our Product team focusing on Reports.

Helen's passion for customer experience and salon success shines through as she likes to help leverage data to coach staff, enhance client interactions, and boost sales. Helen’s experience on the salon floor, as a software trainer, as a product manager, and a die-hard beauty consumer, enables her to have holistic, all-rounder approach.

With a deep-rooted passion for the beauty industry, Helen blends her industry expertise with commitment to customer experience, equipping salon owners with the data and tools they need to thrive in the ever-evolving beauty landscape.


Tom Kuhn

Qnity Founder Tom Kuhn is the ‘go to’ for the top salon owners in North America. He is a trusted expert on all facets of salon success with deep expertise on financial matters.

Tom and his team offer simple and visual business education and tools for growth-minded salon owners and managers. Qnity clients enjoy greater profitability, a better culture and a competitive edge.

Tom is dedicated to the financial success and sustainability of the industry, as well as the transition of leadership and ownership to the next generation of leaders. He is an educator and program designer, a whole-brain thinker, and is known for making finance and money matters simple, visual, and approachable, especially for creative professionals.


Keith Barry

Renowned as the world's foremost TV hypnotist, mentalist and Brain Hacker, Keith has been revolutionizing the entertainment industry on a global scale for numerous years. With his awe-inspiring abilities, he has been featured in over forty international television shows, captivating audiences worldwide. Over the past twenty years, Keith has also written, produced and performed many of his own live and virtual shows, selling out venues across the globe.

In addition to his incredible performances, Keith has established himself as a highly sought-after motivational speaker, gracing the stages of international conferences such as The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity and TED. Notably, his TED Talk has garnered significant acclaim, ranking among the top twenty-five TED Talks of all time and accumulating an impressive viewership of over twenty-five million.

Expanding his influence further, Keith has recently released a ground-breaking self-help book titled 'Brain Hacks'. Within this publication, Keith unveils an array of techniques that facilitate the cultivation of a champion mindset and the subconscious development of mental toughness. A children’s adaption of the book‘ Mind Magic’ has also just been released.

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