You’re invited to a global gathering.

We are seeking mission-driven beauty industry professionals who want to change the world. Our mission is to provide you with tools, resources, and connections to help advance your personal and professional development so that you can continue to have a positive impact on the world around you.

What Attendees Have To Say

Karen Shealy

" I attended the Summit last October and HIGHLY recommend the experience for any Esthy wanting to level up their knowledge base. It was my favorite inspirational conference in my 12 year career with many inspiring professional industry leaders! My favorite quote I have been using since is “just jump off the cliff!” Just book it! You won’t be disappointed!"

Stacy Allende

" The Beauty Business Summit has been an amazing experience. We learned vital information for our business to thrive and we met so many beautiful beauty professionals from across the country. It has been wonderful to make so many new friends and to get to meet our industry leaders in person. Including having a meal with them with the VIP experience. I would highly recommend attending to elevate your business practices and standards. I will definitely be attending again."

Janet Faello

" Maxine Drake is an absolute Godsend. Such a wealth of knowledge that she so eagerly shares to help you obtain optimum growth and success. Highly recommend!"

Yukie Stauffer

" My business has changed in an amzing way since I attended the Summit last year! This conference was very personal and inspiring, nothing like I had ever attended before. I applied what I learned after the Summit into my business and my business gross has more than doubled. I am attending this year's Summit in FL and can't wait!"

Kay O'Day

" I had the pleasure of attending the first Beauty Business Summit in Hawaii. What a transformative experience to share with a wonderful group of women/business owners that understand the beauty business and that can relate to each other on so many levels. Maxine Drake was a wonderful hostess, speaker, and event organizer. I highly recommend attending this unique and one of a kind event."

Lorrie Smith

" If you are looking to take your business to the next level - this is a must- attend event. From the moment you arrive, you will be immersed with motivational speakers to enable you to think outside the box to empower yourself to be an industry leader. I believe one of the key things I took away last year is that I connect and have gifts to share with my clients that they only can get from me. The summit empowered me to step out and take the chances that others may not. What are you waiting for, get your ticket today!!"

2021 Beauty Business Summit Beauty Business Grant Contest

(Official Rules)


The 2021 BBS Grant Contest officially opens on April 26, 2021, and closes on June 21, 2021. A BBS team member will contact the five finalists on or before July 26, 2021. These dates are subject to change at the discretion of BBS. Finalists and BBS Grant winners are not permitted to issue their own press releases without prior BBS consultation and approval.

ELIGIBILITY The BBS Grant Contest is open to only legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who at the time of entry are independent owners/operators of an eligible for-profit beauty business that is domiciled in the fifty (50) United States or District of Columbia which has been in continuous operation selling a product or service for not less than 2 years  (24) months as of April 26, 2021. For the purpose of this contest and to be considered eligible, the beauty business must meet the following criteria:

  1. Entrant/owner must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of Entry Submission
  2. The business must be currently active, lawful, have all necessary and required licenses and registrations proving so;
  3. Entrant/owner must be an authorized agent of the registered business;
  4. The business must be in good standing with state boards
  5. The business must not be under bankruptcy protection or have judicial liens or attachments
  6. The business must have no more than 50 employees on its payroll at the time of Submission (sole proprietors are considered as an employee and part-time employees are included);
  7. If your business is chosen as one of the 5 finalists, you agree to have one representing party from your business attend the summit on October 3-4, 2021 in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Finalists are required to present a 5-minute presentation on the Summit stage. Finalists are responsible for their own event tickets, transportation, and lodging.

BBS shall determine, in its sole discretion, whether an entry meets the eligibility criteria

to participate in the Contest. The sponsor’s decisions regarding eligibility and all other aspects

of the Contest are final and binding. The BBS Grant cannot be used for expanding team members, employee raises, marketing or advertising, financial audits, taxes, salaries, vacations, insurance, back rents, business debt, or day-to-day bills. 


There will be a total of two (2) winning beauty business owners awarded $10,000 each in the form of a check.


Visit the website and fill out the application process. 

Limit one (1) entry per business. 

Submit a  3-minute video and provide responses to the following:  What is your business mission and why is this important to you? Tell us exactly what you will do with your grant winnings. Be specific. How will the grant winnings affect your community? What positive impact will you have on future licensed beauty industry professionals? How do you plan to pay it forward if you win? Mention if your business is tied to any social causes? How will you use your winnings to enhance your business or recover from any impacts of COVID-19?

Entrant will be required to submit the following information in the application process:

Name of Business

Business Address

Contact Name of Business Owner

Contact current Cosmetology License number and state-issued

Position/Title at Business

Contact email address

Contact phone number

Business Tax ID number (for processing winner checks only)

Business Website or primary website where goods or services are offered to the


High-resolution headshot

High-resolution business logo

Social media sites

Average annual sales revenue

Number of employees

By entering the Contest and providing an email address, each Entrant grants BBS

express permission to send Entrant emails related to the Contest, including, but not limited

to, notification of Finalists, Winners, and a follow-up email in order to gather feedback

regarding the Contest to be used in the planning and design of future Contests.


The judging period shall commence immediately after the BBS GRANT Contest closes on June 21, 2021. BBS Judges will be looking for the following but not limited to:

  • Clear, compelling answers in the video submission
  • Brand mission
  • Use of social media to develop Entrant’s brand voice, including use of visuals, cohesiveness, humor, engagement, and uniqueness
  • Website ease of navigation, ease of booking services or ordering products
  • Review of social media sites, including all posts and/or images

Extra credit will be given for those Entrants exhibiting any of the following elements:

  • The uniqueness of the business brand
  • Sustainability/environmentally friendly business
  • Positive impact on the community

BBS will announce the five finalists on July 26, 2021


Grants are non-transferable. BBS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the advertised prize becomes unavailable. All details of any prize not specified herein shall be determined solely by BBS. By accepting a Grant, each winner acknowledges compliance with these Official Rules. All federal, state, local or other tax liabilities arising from this Contest are the sole responsibility of each Winner, respectively. Limit of one Grant per Entrant. All other expenses relating to acceptance of a Grant, including but not limited to taxes and any other expenses not specified herein are

the sole responsibility of each Winner. Grant conditions may be added or modified by BBS, in its sole discretion. Acceptance of a Grant constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use each Winner’s name, photographs, entry material, other

likenesses, and biographical information for advertising, promotional or trade purposes, including but not limited to online announcements, in commerce and in all media nationwide without limitation or additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.

A Winner may waive its right to receive the Grant. The Grant is non-assignable and nontransferable. No substitutions may be made by the winner. Prior to receiving the Grant, Winners must execute a W-9 tax form verifying their tax identification number. Payment of federal, state, and local taxes and fees due, if any, are the sole responsibility of the Winner.


BBS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant at any time that it finds to be tampering with the entry process, voting process, or the Contest; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in an inappropriate or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Should BBS determine, in its sole discretion, that any announced Winner has violated any of the prohibitions contained in these Official Rules or should be disqualified for any other reason, BBS shall have no obligation to award a Grant to such Entrant.

As a condition of entry, BBS reserves the right to conduct a background check on any potential finalist and/or Winner and reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entrant based on such background check if, in its sole discretion, BBS determines that awarding the prize to such Entrant might reflect negatively on the BBS image and/or reputation.


By participating in the Contest, each Entrant releases and holds BBS and any affiliate companies and sponsors, representatives, and agents harmless from and against any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or with the acceptance, possession, use of or defect in any Grant (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light). BBS is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by technical or human error or otherwise which may occur in the processing of entries or voting in this Contest or in the running of this Contest. BBS will not be responsible for typographical, printing, or other errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Contest. If for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including but not limited to by reason of acts of God,  human error, mistake, or any other cause that in the sole opinion of BBS could compromise, undermine, corrupt, or otherwise affect the security, integrity, fairness, administration, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest at any time and without notice.

Notwithstanding anything set forth above, to the extent that the preceding release is determined by a tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unenforceable, or void for any reason, each Entrant agrees that to the fullest extent permitted by law (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest, or any awards awarded shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred by such Entrant, but in no event attorney's fees and no greater than $1,000; and (iii) under no circumstances will any Entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages.


By entering this Contest, Entrant grants BBS, its affiliated companies an exclusive, assignable, royalty-free, and irrevocable right and license to edit or otherwise use all materials submitted by Entrant in connection with the Contest, in whole or in part, for

any purpose and in any manner or media (including, without limitation, the Internet) now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity, and to license others to do so, without notice and without compensation, royalty, accounting, liability, or obligation of any kind to any Entrant. 



BBS reserves the right to edit the Submission Materials and other materials prior to posting them to the website at its sole discretion.


The names of the finalists may be obtained by visiting the BBS website. on or after July 26, 2021. The names and list of the BBS Grant Contest Winners will be announced at Summit on October 4, 2021, and may be obtained by visiting the BBS website after the event.

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beauty business summit sponsor circadia
beauty business summit sponsor stephanie laynes
beauty business summit sponsor esthetic professor
beauty business summit sponsor holistic dermal professionals
beauty business summit sponsor lightstim
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The Beauty Business Summit is not like traditional beauty conferences.

While there are several beauty industry trade shows that offer value to the beauty professional, The Beauty Business Summit is unlike any trade show or conference.  

The Beauty Business Summit mission is designed to deliver education that will expand your brain and fill your soul.


The Beauty Business Summit has a retreat feel.

We want you to enjoy the learning experience and have the ability to mingle with peers, build lasting relationships, and rub elbows with the keynote speakers, while submerging yourself in entrepreneurial spirit. 

Our wish is that you return home feeling empowered, energized, and renewed so that you can hit the ground running with fresh ideas to grow your beauty business to new heights.

The Summit is a pro-impact event. 100% of proceeds will be gifted to a beauty school dedicated to making the biggest positive impact. The Beauty Business Summit has partnered with thought leaders to help elevate the Beauty Industry by gifting a substantial sum to a deserving beauty school dedicated to making the greatest community impact.

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