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Attention New Jersey Merchants: New Gift Card Law to Hit Sept. 1

Are you a New Jersey merchant who sells and/or accepts gift cards? An amendment to the New Jersey Gift Card Redemption law is set to take effect on September 1, 2012. The amendment will allow gift card holders to request a cash redemption on gift…

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PBA Creates Webpage for Green Chemistry Regulations

PBA’s Government Affairs Department has put together a webpage with extensive information regarding California’s proposed Green Chemistry Regulations. Click here to go to the Green Chemistry page! This page is designed to provide you with the most comprehensive information regarding California’s proposed Green Chemistry Regulations….

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Sen. Brown Tours Essential Salon Products in Massachusetts, Learns About Beauty Industry

PBA Board Member and Government Affairs Advocate Renee Shakour of Essential Salon Products in Westborough, Mass., welcomed U.S. Senator Scott P. Brown (R) of Massachusetts last week to talk about the position of the beauty industry in our economy and the need for tax fairness…

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Attention California Manufacturers, Distributors, and Retailers

California is currently in the midst of the 45-day comment period for the Safer Consumer Product Regulations (green chemistry regulations). The days are dwindling and the September 11th due date for comments will be upon us quickly. This package is far more extensive than in…

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California: Public Hearing Scheduled Over Green Chemistry Regulations

California’s Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) issued its proposed Green Chemistry regulations which would require businesses to make changes to the way their products are designed, formulated, used, and disposed.  This proposed Green Chemistry program to remove toxic chemicals from consumer products will apply to thousands of…

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New Jersey Introduces Bill to Permit Booth Renting

A new bill has been introduced that directly affects the beauty industry in New Jersey. A2985 would permit chair or booth rentals for the purpose of providing cosmetology and hairstyling services or ancillary services. Assemblywomen Connie Wagner (District 38, Bergen and Passaic Counties) and Annette…

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Issue Advocacy Fund Raises $14,000 During PBA Beauty Week

Government advocacy is an essential part of PBA’s efforts to advance the beauty industry. But being at the policy-making table to fight for fair legislation is only possible through the support of our members and the entire industry. The PBA Issue Advocacy Fund was created…

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Cosmetics Chemist Speaks Out on Toxic Makeup Patrol

Personal Care Truth | July 19, 2012 With the power of the Internet can come the power of misinformation, and that includes the science behind cosmetics. Perry Romanoski, who has been a personal care chemist for 18 years, made a list of popular makeup myths…

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Cosmetics Industry Continues to Create Jobs

Safe Cosmetics Alliance |  August 3, 2012 The latest jobs report shows the economy adding 163,000 jobs but unemployment increasing slightly to 8.3 percent, according to the Washington Post. While this economy remains a difficult climate for businesses and consumers, the personal care products industry continues to…

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A Brief History of Cosmetics in the U.S.

Cosmeticsinfo.org  | July 23, 2012 Cosmetics have been used for centuries and the United States has been at the forefront of cosmetic innovation, entrepreneurship and regulation. Cosmeticsinfo.org took a look at the history of cosmetics use and regulations in the U.S. See some of the…

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