Phorest Salon Owners Summit 2024: Official Lineup Revealed

Just weeks to go until hundreds of salon owners travel to Dublin, Ireland for two days of education, networking and business growth.

Europe’s premier event for growth-driven salon and spa owners has officially revealed its lineup for 2024. Taking place in Dublin, Ireland on January 7-8, 2024, Phorest’s Salon Owners Summit will bring together a diverse group of speakers to discuss the latest trends, challenges and opportunities facing salon owners across the globe today.

Kicking off the event is David Meade, an award-winning researcher and speaker, trusted by the world’s biggest brands to deliver a high-energy, collaborative and motivational session that explores the area of having a Growth Mindset. Sharmadean Reid, MBE entrepreneur and founder of WAH Nails and the women’s empowerment platform, The Stack World, will deliver an impactful keynote on Finding The Human Story in the Data.

US industry leader Geno Stampora and Nina Tulio, esteemed California-based salon business mentor will also be joining the stage and are guaranteed to deliver motivation and inspiration while providing attendees with all the tools needed to kickstart the year ahead.

“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!” – Nina Tulio

Sharing their own journey of gender transition, PhorestFM host, Zoé Bélisle-Springer calls for salon and spa owners to reflect on the supportive role their businesses can play on their clients, while Phorests’ own Rich Cullen and Verna Wall will share success stories from the Salon Floor, leaving attendees feeling inspired and motivated.

The event also includes a series of workshops across both days, including:

  • An Interactive Social Media session hosted by Kate Lynch & The Creative Society
  • Greening Your Glam: The Salon Sustainability Solution with Fry Taylor, Green Salon Collective & Dr Denise Baden
  • The Gridy Art of Getting Things Done with Tom Kuhn, CEO of Qnity
  • Maximizing Your Phorest Reports with Helen Devenney

Vish returns as 2024 event partner 

Vish, the cutting-edge color management software, are back as event partners for the 2024 Summit, showcasing how salons can revolutionize color services in their salon and exhibiting their incredible technology, making The Salon Owners Summit the perfect place to find out more about how you can make more money from your color services.

The Salon Owners Summit is the ideal way to kick start the new year, surrounded by like-minded and growth-driven salon owners. With plenty of networking opportunities, including the return of Bingo Loco and the infamous Phorest afterparty, the event is one not to be missed.

The final remaining tickets for the Salon Owners Summit 2024 are on sale and can be purchased via With the event fast approaching, get your ticket today to avoid disappointment.

Further information 

For further information on Phorest Salon Software & the Salon Owners Summit 2024 please contact Laura Kane, Regional Marketing Manager, UKI or Abigail Walsh, Global PR Manager

More about Phorest

Phorest Salon Software was born on the salon floor and bred to help owners and their teams thrive. Founded by CEO Ronan Perceval in Dublin, Ireland, in 2003, Phorest has earned recognition as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the hair and beauty industry and is honored among the Deloitte Fast 50. Phorest serves nearly 10,000 businesses globally and over 160,000 beauty professionals across 10 regions.

For nearly two decades, Phorest has supported and enabled salons, spas, and clinics to manage, market, and grow their businesses. The company collaborates with real hair and beauty teams every day to build technology solutions that will make an impact.

Phorest employs 300 people in offices located in the US, Canada, Ireland, the UK, Finland, Germany, Australia and the UAE. Its Board of Directors includes significant industry players and independent directors Paolo Braguzzi, former CEO of Davines Group, and Janna Ronert, Founder and former CEO of Image Skincare. In 2022, Barry Mulligan, a partner, joined the board. Mulligan has been an active investor in young, dynamic tech companies in Ireland since 2010 and was one of the first investors in Phorest Salon Software.

The growing Board of Directors includes individuals with diverse experience, including Olivia Leonard, Director of Instagram EMEA (Chair); Jonathan Klahr, Growth Equity Investor at SGE; and Colin Day, Founder and former CEO at iCIMS.