19 July 2024


“Beauty Gives Back™” inspires, empowers, motivates gives scholarships and grants to salon professionals, barbers, and students.

Beauty Gives Back™ invites all salon pros wanting to deep dive into motivation, business, and next-level mindset to meet on Sunday, September 15, 2024, in Oak Brook, IL. Beauty Gives Back is bringing together beauty industry leaders, top-notch artists, and innovative brands to support beauty professionals at all career stages. Join us at the luxurious @oakbrookhillsresort for an event like no other!

Panelists from across the beauty industry and more will be giving back and sharing their achievements. Attendees will discover their failures, their peaks, and valleys, in a straightforward, dynamic, no-nonsense way.

Beauty Gives Back is a one-day industry event and groundbreaking movement featuring influential beauty industry leaders, artists, and brands. The event aims to support beauty professionals at all career levels through development, networking, and connection. Attendees will gain access to the tools, guidance, inspiration, knowledge, and motivation needed to succeed at every stage of their journey.

About the Organizers

Beauty Gives Back is presented by Daisie Foundation and Pink Pewter Foundation. Proceeds from this event are awarded to incoming beauty professionals by way of grants.

Julie Hightower, founding Board member of the Daisie Foundation, and Mireya Villarreal, founder of the Pink Pewter Foundation, inaugurated the event in 2023 by coming together after partnering for many years with their non-profit organizations. “Now in our second year, Beauty Gives Back will be bigger and better with more impact, inspiration and empowerment,” said Julie Hightower. “We are building on our strong foundation and providing development for the beauty community,” she added.

Beauty Gives Back 2024

Motivation – Business – Social – Mental Wellness – Finance – Guidance

Beauty Gives Back is a full day of motivation, collaboration, and partnerships with award-winning speakers with vision, heart, and spirit. The all-star lineup includes presentations by:

  • Olivia Thompson, Marlo Beauty, @omgartistry
  • Erica Roberson, The Texture of Change, @thetextureofchange
  • Beto Sanchez, Ulta Beauty, @betoloveshair
  • Anna Manukyan, Ulta Beauty, @amanukyan
  • Bianca Donahue, Ulta Beauty, @biancad.beauty
  • Nick Stenson, Ulta Beauty, @nickstenson
  • Dana Fountain, Beauty Platform Creator, @msdana4hair
  • Gloria L. Williams, The Foot Nanny, @footnanny
  • Jason Yates, @paulmitchell
  • Caidy Brasure, @caidycreate
  • Brea Retic, @breajcuts
  • Annette Waligora, @annette_updo_artist
  • Christopher Aaron, @christopheraaronstudio
  • Angela Cattaneo, @beyondtheponytail
  • Ben Mollin, The Ben Mollin Project, @thebenmollinproject
  • Corey Grey & Tony Stuart, Your Day Off Podcast, @hairdustry
  • Robert Hughes, @thehairdresserstrongshow
  • Nicole “Coco” Taft, Olaplex, @cokothenatural
  • Steven Wren, @mrwrencuts
  • Jesse (Kirby) Perez Gil, Artisan Hair Sodality, @kirby_hairartisan
  • Larry Roberts, @larrysbarbercollege
  • Sam Nolan, @nolanthebarber
  • Marlys Mendez, Dreamcatchers/NSG, @marlys.dreamhair
  • Ashunta Sheriff-Kendricks, @ashuntasheriff
  • Julie Hightower, Daisie Foundation, @abetterdaywithjulie
  • Mireya Villarreal, Pink Pewter Foundation, @mireya_villarreal_

Plus, the Give Back!

Proceeds from the Beauty Gives Back event will benefit beauty students, artists, cosmetologists, and barbers by way of grants awarded to applicants who demonstrate financial hardship that is preventing them from getting to the next level. Beauty Gives Back is sponsored by:

  • @marlobeautysupply
  • @saloncentric
  • @lorealpro
  • @thetextureofchange
  • @ultabeauty
  • @paulmitchell
  • @olaplex
  • @dreamcatchershair
  • @nsg.hair
  • @illinoiscut
  • @oakbrookhillsresort
  • @americasbeautyshow
  • @framar
  • @sutrabeauty
  • @illinoisbeautyceu_official
  • @ergostylingtools
  • @omgartistry
  • @erica.purposefully
  • @thetextureofchange
  • @redken
  • @chicago_makeup_school
  • @lanzahaircare
  • @malibucpro
  • @salonscale
  • @common.wealth.co
  • @shadesbyshan
  • @ivyann.shears
  • @ergostylingtools

Save the date and get tickets today before they sell out! Sunday, September 15th, 2024, 9am – 5pm at The Hilton Oak Brook Hills, 3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523.

Please be sure to #BeautyGivesBack and tag @beautygivesbackfoundation.


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