The Board Members
Peggy Sue Schmoldt entered the professional beauty industry due to choreographing “Disco Fashion Shows” in dance clubs in Iowa for a friend. She has since combined her love for fashion, beauty, dance, and advocacy in contribution to many areas of the beauty industry.
She has been a trend-spotter producing Trend Releases for Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter for 2003 National Cosmetology Association’s trend team as the Ladies Designer.
She was honored by Colorado’s First Wife’s task force on Health for her work with training for the American Cancer Society’s “Look Good, Feel Better” program for cancer patients. She was part of the organizing team to launch the “Cut It Out” program to empower domestic violence victims.
When it comes to licensing and legislation, Peggy Sue has written legislative language that has been adopted in 22 different states, testified before both the House and Senate regarding issues that affect the licensed beauty professional and their clients.
She also petitioned the US Department of Labor to create a new apprentice-able occupation entitled “Hairstylist,” now available in 17 states.
She has been a stylist her entire career and still serves private clients.
She has been an educator for many top product lines both locally and nationally; she has been a sought-after educator internationally on techniques and trends. She has helped develop three color lines and 2 product lines.
She has managed salons and schools and advocated for new ways for student’s education to be viable to the industry.
20 + plus years ago, she founded the Academy of Cosmetology Arts to allow students in the beauty industry to be co-trained by successful professionals in an Apprentice work-study environment that celebrates the highest retention rate of graduates in the beauty industry nationwide.
Peggy Sue is currently serving our industry on the Executive Board of the Professional Beauty Association, Chairman of the Beauty Professional Advisory Council, having done this organization in some capacity for over 40 years.
She is the President of the newly formed “Board of Certified Haircolorist,”; an organization that has taken the Haircolorist’s elevation of certification to an updated standard offered entirely and securely online in honoring the mission of consumer trust.
She has the distinct honor of having educated in each of the five fellow Hall of Fame recipient’s salons and shared a space with three of them.