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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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IRS Guidance Addresses Tax Treatment of Tips Under FICA, Tip-Related Business Audits

The Internal Revenue Service released three documents June 2012 related to taxes imposed on tips under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA), audit direction relating to tips, and interim guidance on auditing businesses where tipping is customary. Revenue Ruling 2012-18 provides guidance for employers and…

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Safe Cosmetics Alliance Seeking Bipartisan Support to Drive Innovation

Safe Cosmetics Alliance | August 1, 2012 President Barack Obama signed the bipartisan Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act into law earlier this month after it sailed through both chambers of Congress. The final vote in the Senate was 96 to 1. The bill…

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Government Advocate Fights For Education Reform in Georgia: Q&A With Tamara Johnson

Licensed nail technician, 17-year industry veteran and founder and director of the Georgia Advocacy of Concerned Beauty Professionals (GACBP) Tamara Johnson isn’t laying down when it comes to protecting the industry she loves. Recognizing issues in the oversight and regulation of continuing education for licensed…

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Industry Responds to Slanted Report on NPR’s Morning Edition

National Public Radio (NPR) aired a report today, June 21, 2012, about cosmetology licensing regulations after a woman in Utah was told that she could not practice hair braiding on the public without a cosmetology license. The story, titled “Why It’s Illegal To Braid Hair…

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