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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 Arthur…

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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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Interview Series: I am a professional. I am licensed.

The I AM Movement was launched in an effort to bring together licensed industry professionals across the United States. The movement also hopes to send a message to clients, as well as the rest of the industry, that licensed professionals have met all the requirements…

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Business Owners Beware: Obligation to Notify Employees of Healthcare Marketplaces

Attention all business owners. Beginning Oct. 1, any business with at least one employee and $500,000 in annual revenue must notify all employees by letter about the Affordable Care Act’s healthcare exchanges, or face up to a $100-per-day fine. All companies, regardless of size, are…

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Action Alert South Carolina: State Board Seeks To Chance Licensing Requirements

The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation has submitted a report to the Governor’s Regulatory Review Task Force regarding cosmetology and barbering.  The attached (PDF) is a copy of the report and below is additional information.  This information is extremely important, we encourage…

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Action Alert! We need your support for FICA Tip Tax Fairness Legislation!

Your U.S. Senators must hear from you today! Members of Congress are actively working on tax reform this year. PBA has been an active part of these efforts and in frequent contact with key policymakers in the tax arena to build support for and request…

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