National Professional Salon Industry Volunteer Leadership


Harlan Kirschner – President, The Kirschner Group


Reuben Carranza
President R+Co, Luxury Brand Partners
Deborah Carver
President and CEO, Creative Age Publications
Bobbi Foster-Kelly
AVP Education/Artist Network,  REDKEN/Pureology
Karen Fuss-Zipp
Sr. VP, L'Oreal USA Profpessional Products & SalonCentric
John Heffner
CEO, Drybar
Eric Z Horn
Director, Business Development Professional Beauty Association
Eddie Jhin
COO, Jinny Beauty
Sara Jones
General Manager, Joico
Jim and Cheryl Markham
Owners, Colorproof Evolved Color Care
Steve Orzel
Partner Brand Merchandising, SalonCentric
Sandy Ovington
Divisional Merchandise Manager, Ulta
Steve Reiss
VP/Publishing Director at Vance Publishing
George Schaeffer
Founder, OPI Inc.
Mark Spinks
President, Beauty Systems Group
Jason Yates
VP of Sales + Marketing, John Paul Mitchell Systems


Past Honorees

The National Professional Salon Industry Council is comprised of executives who help raise funds for City of Hope through a number of events. Past Spirit of Life Award honorees have included:

Mark Spinks
Beauty Systems Group
Bob Peel Sr.
Peel's Salon Services
Steven Goddard
Bob Peel Jr.
Peel's Salon Services
Harlan Kirschner
The Kirschner Group Inc.
James Emiliani
Emilini Enterprises
Reuben Carranza
Luxury Brand Partners
Emmett and Beth Hickey
Spa Specialists Representatives
George Schaeffer
OPI Inc.
Ann Mincey
Sara Jones
Jan Arnold
Eva Graham
NIOXIN Research Laboratories Inc.
Ray Mager
Jim and Cheryl Markham
Carmen DePasquale
DePasquale Companies
John Heffner
Leo Passage