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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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Donate to PBA’s Issue Advocacy Fund For A Chance To Win A Samsung Galaxy Note!

The PBA Issue Advocacy Fund is generously supported by contributions from those who work within and are associated with the professional beauty industry. Your donation to the Fund helps ensure we retain the leadership and financial resources necessary to influence and participate in the public…

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Join the Movement to Educate Clients, Protect Licensing

All licensed beauty professionals can agree that the health and safety of clients is a major priority. The unfortunate and frightening truth is that there is an “underground economy” of unlicensed individuals knowingly offering services to the public,  ranging from haircuts, manicures and pedicures, to facials…

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Speak Up for Your Industry at PBA Lobby Day!

Thank you to all who have already signed up to participate at PBA Lobby day! Please help spread the word that we still need participants for May 8, 2013! Lobby Day is a time for members of the professional beauty industry to gather together in…

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PCPC Releases Statement on 2013 Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Act

As part of the Safe Cosmetics Alliance, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) would like to share the following statement on the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2012 (HR1385), introduced in Congress by Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Edward Markey (D-MA): “While we…

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