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Negotiating Beauty

The morning news program “Good Morning America” reported last Friday on the use of Keratin Blowout Treatments. Though the report and three-page article focused mainly on the possible harmful side effects to the health of both the consumer and stylist, another very interesting point was…

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Introducing PBA’s New Distributor Sales Consultant (DSC) Training Program

A four-part online training program designed to educate DSCs on everything from understanding basic hair color to industry-specific selling strategies to maximize success in the salon industry. Each module includes clear learning objectives, resources to download for future use and an assessment to test your…

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PBA’s call for association ambassadors

Do you have interest in getting more involved in PBA while networking and charming other industry professionals? If so, we may have the perfect opportunity for you! PBA is looking for a few members that have interest in becoming an ambassador of the association. As…

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Use the power of beauty to help end abuse

October is quickly approaching, and as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, PBA | NCA is requesting beauty professionals to sign the CUT IT OUT 2010 pledge at CUTITOUT.org. CUT IT OUT is a program of the Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund dedicated to mobilizing…

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Get Mad Men red, courtesy of Beth Minardi

From Modern Salon: Red is definitely the hottest color trend of the season, thanks to “Mad Men” and Christina Hendricks’ glowing locks. Her color is in high demand for clients. “According to celeb colorist and Joico Hair Color spokesperson Beth Minardi, combining a copper red…

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Promotions at L’Oréal

From American Salon: An Verhulst-Santos, president of L’Oréal USA Professional Products Division (PPD), has been promoted to managing director, L’Oréal Professional Products Division Worldwide, effective January 1, 2011. “With her insight, expertise and ability to lead, An expanded the impact of PPD within the U.S.,”…

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Educational event a success at the Karg & Blackwell Academy NYC

Mike Karg and Jo Blackwell-Preston held their first educational event at the Karg & Blackwell Academy NYC. The sold-out interactive and hands-on seminar was considered a huge success. “We are taking a whole new approach to education,” said Karg and Blackwell-Preston. “Our mission is to…

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Study aims to disprove claim that UV nail lamps are unsafe

An article from Shana Swain, DC Beauty Products for the DC Examiner discusses one of the industry’s biggest hot-button issues: Whether or not UV nail lamps are unsafe. Previously, the New York Times reported UV nail lights used in salons could be linked to skin…

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Banish Boring Hair Contest from Sedu

Professional styling tool brand Sedu announced its Banish Boring Hair Contest, which launches this month. Stylists are encouraged to be creative and daring with their entries. Stylists should Create a signature style using a flat iron Submit a photo of your look Include how-to steps…

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The Latino Fashion Group’s Trend Report is here!

PBA is excited to announce its first installment of the Latino Fashion Group (LAFA) Trend Report. The Trend Report includes the latest in hairstyle and makeup trends, as well as easy steps to replicate these fashion forward looks. This edition is sponsored by Wella Color…

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