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What’s Your Candidate’s Stance on Deregulation? PBA Voter Resources are Here to Help!

The threat of deregulation of occupational licensing, specifically of cosmetologists and barbers, has become more prevalent in recent years. Deregulation threats have included repealing cosmetology and barbering licenses altogether, which would be devastating to an entire profession as well as a public health risk. Legislation that…

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I Am a Professional. I Am Licensed. Interview Series: Candice Jackson

In this installment of the Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) “I AM A Professional. I AM Licensed.” Interview series, we’re focusing on the state of New York and resident/ beauty professional, Candice Jackson. A PBA State Captain, Candice is active in her community and has spoken…

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I Am A Professional. I Am Licensed. Interview Series: Lani Williams

The I Am A Professional. I Am Licensed. Movement continues to make waves throughout the beauty industry with its member numbers consistently rising. Industry professionals all across the U.S. are taking a stand and making it clear they want to stay informed as well as…

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Participate in the Salon/Spa Tracking Survey!

The Professional Beauty Association’s Salon/Spa Performance Index (SSPI) is a quarterly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. salon/spa industry. Salon and spa owners are encouraged to take the survey and upon completion are entered to win a $50 Visa…

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Deregulation Receives National Attention – An Open Letter to the Industry

Open Letter to the Professional Beauty Industry, Recently, former House Majority Leader, Congressman Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) views regarding occupational licensing were included in The Hill article titled “GOP leader takes on beauty salon licenses.” In this article Congressman Cantor and American Enterprise Institute (AEI) President…

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I Am A Professional. I Am Licensed. Interview Series: Susan Petzke

This month’s I Am A Professional. I Am Licensed. Interview series focuses on the state of Wisconsin and 25 year beauty industry veteran and salon owner, Susan Petzke. As an experienced business owner and industry member, Susan recognizes the importance of keeping the industry regulated….

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WELCOME TO OUR WORLD EVENT

As Welcome To Our World returns to Capitol Hill on May 20, the Professional Beauty Federation (PBF) needs industry volunteers and contributors to help make this event a continued success. This annual event gives salon professionals from across the U.S.  the opportunity to educate members…

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Avoid A Fine: Get Covered Under The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

There is a lot you need to know about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), but it doesn’t have to be a daunting task. There are many resources available to help guide you through the process of signing up for health insurance. Here are some facts…

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I Am A Professional. I Am Licensed. Interview Series: Aleta Barry

For the third installment of the I Am A Professional. I Am Licensed. interview series, the focus is on the state of Missouri. As a 30 year industry veteran, Aleta Barry recognizes the importance of a regulated industry better than most. This month, Aleta shares…

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I Am a Professional. I Am Licensed. Interview Series: Kollan Kolthoff

For this month’s I Am Movement Interview Series, PBA talked to member Kollan Kolthoff, from Des Moines, Iowa. As a cosmetology student, Kollan’s point of view provides a unique glimpse into the mind of a professional-in-training. He understands first-hand just how much time and dedication…

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