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The Beauty Pitch: A One-of-a-Kind Opportunity for Beauty Entrepreneurs

by Judy Lessin | April 15, 2015 | Bookmark +

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) has partnered with Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) to launch the ultimate brand presentation for beauty entrepreneurs at PBA Beauty Week 2015. An industry first, The Beauty Pitch offers up-and-coming and established companies alike the unique opportunity to present their brand, products, or ideas to a panel of top investors including renowned entrepreneurs Mark Cuban and John Paul DeJoria. Five finalists will have the chance to pitch to the panel live as part of PBA’s Business Forum on July 12, 2015, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. One winner will receive a one-year mentorship from Mark Cuban and/or another will receive possible funding from a reputable private equity firm.

<p>Mark Cuban</p>

“The Beauty Pitch brings the concept of ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ to PBA Beauty Week giving beauty entrepreneurs access to potential financial support and mentoring from acclaimed businessmen,” says PBA chairman Scott Buchanan. “We are thrilled to have the support of Mark, JP, and the investment community to present this unique opportunity to the professional beauty industry.”

<p>John Paul DeJoria</p>

To kick off the Beauty Pitch, Cuban and DeJoria will share their advice on business practices and answer questions from the audience with Buchanan serving as the moderator. The event will then be followed by the live pitches from the finalists.

The Beauty Pitch is now accepting submissions. Beauty Pitch contest entries must be submitted online by May 4, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. EDT. For official rules, entry fees and details, see and follow #BeautyPitch for updates. Finalists will be selected by an internal panel of judges consisting of industry professionals, program hosts, and investors. The five finalists will be announced on May 22, 2015.

Visit for information on ticket registration for PBA’s Business Forum, including the Beauty Pitch.

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