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Beauty Power Players at BBR11

Beauty Biz Roundtable 11, presented by Mazur Group, successfully brought together 100 top executives, media and thought leaders at the leading edge of the beauty industry for an evening of education, discussion and inspiration.

Sponsored by Cosmopak and MaCher, this sold-out event on October 1st, 2014 featured executives from the West Coast’s fast growing beauty scene – including Drybar, Dermalogica, Bumble and bumble, wet n wild and more – gathered to address hot topics and trends in innovation, leadership, product development and category growth.

Our BBR11 lineup of beauty industry experts, led by Keynote Speaker – Alli Webb Founder of Drybar, all came from various fields including branding, marketing, finance, sales and more:

BBR11 Thought Leaders: 1st row: Alli Webb (Founder, Drybar), Christina Zilber (Founder & Creative Director,Jouer Cosmetics), Carey Grange (Consulting on Beauty Brands Strategy & Campaign Development, Guthy | Renker), and Frances Mazur. 2nd row: Brian Talbot - (VP Marketing, Markwins Beauty Products Inc.), Natalie Byrne (Director of Global Impact, Dermalogica), Shaun Westfall (Managing Director, Piper Jaffray & Co.), Yohini Appa – Chief Scientific Officer (Yohini Appa & Associates), Chris Kolodziejski (CEO, Chella Brow Bar), Conor Begley (Co-Founder, People, Tribe Dynamics, and Tim Rush (VP, Global Communications and Fashion Relations, Bumble and bumble, Smashbox and Darphin Paris)

BBR11 Thought Leaders:
1st row: Alli Webb (Founder, Drybar), Christina Zilber (Founder & Creative Director,Jouer Cosmetics), Carey Grange (Consulting on Beauty Brands Strategy & Campaign Development, Guthy | Renker), and Frances Mazur (CEO, Mazur Group).
2nd row: Brian Talbot (VP Marketing, Markwins Beauty Products Inc.), Natalie Byrne (Director of Global Impact, Dermalogica), Shaun Westfall (Managing Director, Piper Jaffray & Co.), Yohini Appa (Chief Scientific Officer ,Yohini Appa & Associates), Chris Kolodziejski (CEO, Chella Brow Bar), Conor Begley (Co-Founder, People, Tribe Dynamics), and Tim Rush (VP, Global Communications and Fashion Relations, Bumble and bumble, Smashbox and Darphin Paris)

BBR11 roundtable topics ranged from Branding, Marketing, PR, to Social Media and more:

    • Yohini Appa – Chief Scientific Officer, Yohini Appa & Associates
      “How to Create and Substantiate Powerful Claims that Help You Win in Market”
    • Conor BegleyCo-Founder, People, Tribe Dynamics
      “Connecting Dots Between Digital Marketing, Earned Media and Offline Revenue”
    • Natalie ByrneDirector of Global Impact, Dermalogica
      “Integrating Social Impact Programs to Elevate Marketing Strategies and Empower Women You Serve”
    • Carey Grange – Consulting on Beauty Brands Strategy & Campaign Development, Guthy | Renker
      “Building Direct to Consumer Engagement: Navigating New Media to Drive Customer Growth”
    • Chris Kolodziejski – CEO, Chella Brow Bar
      “Capitalizing on the Brow Trend – 28% Growth in 2013 vs. 3% for Prestige Beauty”
    • Shaun Westfall – Managing Director, Piper Jaffray & Co.
      “Understanding the Business Model and Brand Attributes that Appeal to Investors and Strategic Buyers”
    • Christina Zilber – Founder & Creative Director, Jouer Cosmetics
      The Importance of Authenticity and How it Ties into Brand Objectives, Messaging and Product Content”

BBR11  featured a keynote from the woman who started the trend of “blow and go” niche shops, Alli Webb, founder of Drybar. Webb provided a firsthand look into the explosive growth of her business and the key steps she made in taking the Drybar concept from her living room to 37 shops across the country.

BBR11 Keynote Speaker, Alli Webb (Founder of Drybar) presenting her Keynote Address "Drybar: How it All Started and How We Grow it One Client at a Time"

BBR11 Keynote Speaker, Alli Webb (Founder of Drybar) presenting her Keynote Address “Drybar: How it All Started and How We Grow it One Client at a Time”

The only event of its kind on the West Coast, BBR- now in  its 11th run offers unparalleled opportunities for global brands based in or around Los Angeles to meet in an intimate environment to forge partnerships and discuss the trends that keep the industry growing an estimated 3.8% globally year on year.

BBR11 Roundtables

Let the BBR11 Roundtables begin!

A sampling of BBR11 Roundtables featuring (top to bottom): Tim Rush, Brian Talbot, Christina Zilber, Yohinni Appa, Carey Grange, & Conor Begley

BBR11 Roundtables featuring: Tim Rush (VP, Global Communications and Fashion Relations, Bumble and bumble, Smashbox and Darphin Paris), Brian Talbot (VP Marketing, Markwins Beauty Products Inc.), Christina Zilber (Founder & Creative Director, Jouer Cosmetics), Yohini Appa (Chief Scientific Officer, Yohini Appa & Associates), Carey Grange ( Consulting on Beauty Brands Strategy & Campaign Development, Guthy | Renker), & Conor Begley (Co-Founder, People, Tribe Dynamics)

“Our goal is to facilitate deep and lasting connections for the beauty industry as a whole – whether you have decades of big brand experience or are just entering the field,” said Frances Mazur (CEO, Mazur Group). “After every event we see new businesses flourish and powerful partnerships form. When this community is given the opportunity to come together in a forum with an equal playing field, the ideas that are sparked – from marketing innovations to essential steps when scaling the business – are incredible.”

(l to right): The Mazur Group team (Romina Aquino, Lola Russek, Jenn Harrison, Frances Mazur, & Melanie Weinstein), Alli Webb (Founder, Drybar & BBR11 Keynote Speaker) with Frances Mazur, John Heffner (CEO, Drybar) with Frances Mazur

(l to right): The Mazur Group team (Romina Aquino, Lola Russek, Jenn Harrison, Frances Mazur, & Melanie Weinstein), Alli Webb (Founder, Drybar & BBR11 Keynote Speaker) with Frances Mazur, John Heffner (CEO, Drybar) with Frances Mazur

It was an incredible night of information sharing and networking – all thanks to everyone’s participation.

Stay tuned for BBR12 next year!

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About BBR

Founded by Mazur Group in 2009, the BBR series has evolved into the preeminent event for beauty executives on the West Coast. Starting with a cocktail hour for open networking followed by a Keynote Address, guests interact directly with Thought Leaders and other attendees in 3 rounds of roundtable discussions.

About Mazur Group

MAZUR GROUP places outstanding executive, managerial, and professional-level candidates. We provide unique access to both full time / direct-hire candidates, as well as industry consultants available for specific projects or indefinite engagements. With a strong emphasis on local brands, Mazur Group specializes in helping small- to mid-sized businesses make critical executive hires, positioning them to scale towards acquisition. Mazur Group is headquartered in Santa Monica, California and recruits for companies across the United States.

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