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Phorest Salon Software Announce Janna Ronert, CEO of IMAGE Skincare, joins team

Salon and spa innovators Phorest Salon Software has today announced that it is welcoming Janna Ronert, CEO and founder of IMAGE Skincare to its team.

Just weeks after announcing the major appointment of Davines CEO Paolo Braguzzi to its board of directors, Irish SaaS company Phorest has proudly revealed that the beauty powerhouse Ronert is also joining the board, bringing further expertise and kudos to the growing brand. Currently undergoing rapid expansion, with a recently launched 11th market in Canada, it’s yet another signal that the Irish technology business is scaling to success and making big waves in both the salon and tech industries.

Serial entrepreneur and global beauty businesswoman Ronert famously started IMAGE Skincare after facing her own experience of a problematic skin issue called rosacea, and a lack of effective products on the market to treat it. Today, IMAGE Skincare is a salon staple, and much-loved consumer brand with over 25,000 customers and a presence in more than 70 countries.

Building on her success in skincare, Ronert launched a new brand called Hush & Hush in 2019 – a line of luxury beauty supplements with the mission to help its customers live younger, longer that has quickly become a beauty insiders’ favourite. Speaking of her newest undertaking, sitting on the board at Phorest, Ronert shared her intention to put her industry expertise to good use to help salon owners grow and thrive just as she has done.

I am thrilled to join the board of directors at Phorest. My experience and passion in the professional beauty space will allow me to work with the team to globally grow this exciting and innovative business at Phorest .

Phorest CEO Ronan Perceval shares an equal passion for the industry and has long admired Ronert’s business success and dedication to supporting others as she has grown.

Janna is not only one of the greatest success stories of our industry, she is also an international health and wellness speaker and female empowerment advocate. I can’t think of anyone better to support us on our next phase of growth, while keeping the business owners in our salon community front and centre of everything we do.

Along with Paolo Braguzzi, Ronert now sits on a diverse panel of experts that make up the Phorest Board of Directors. The other board members are Olivia Leonard, Director of Instagram EMEA; James Myerscough, CEO of Educogym; Jonathan Klahr, Growth Equity Investor at SGE and tech entrepreneur and Phorest’s Chairman Patrick Garvey.