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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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PBA Member Turns Advocacy Into Action: Q&A With Pam New

When it comes to fighting legislation that affects the beauty industry and your career, talking just isn’t enough. PBA government affairs advocate, salon owner and 39-year industry veteran Pam New embodies the idea that one person can make a difference.  Deeply involved in the legislative…

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Modern Salon’s Anne Moratto Continues on Her Capitol Hill Experience

In part 2 of her DC story, Modern Salon’s Ann Moratto talks about her experience at PBA’s 2012 Welcome to Our World on Capitol Hill, celebrating the power of beauty as professionals come together for the future of the industry. Here’s a glimpse of her…

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Reality Check: Salon Owners Face Lawsuits and Audits

by Myra Irizarry, PBA Director of Government Affairs Dedicated to elevating the industry? Heads up salon owners! Stylists aren’t the only ones responsible for proper tip reporting. One of the greatest benefits of the beauty industry is the opportunity to grow your career in any…

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Modern Salon’s Ann Moratto Shares Her PBA Lobby Day Experience

Modern Salon’s Ann Moratto shares in the first of a two-part series her experience at the recent PBA Lobby Day. Here’s a sneak peek at the article: On May 6, dedicated beauty professionals invested their time, money and energy to travel to Washington D.C. to…

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PBA Capitol Hill Visits Give Professionals Opportunity to Turn Advocacy into Action, Raise Awareness of the Professional Beauty Industry

Members of Congress & Legislative Aides Also Take Part in Welcome To Our World Event  Phoenix, AZ (May 17, 2012) – The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) held its annual Lobby Day on May 9, 2012 in Washington D.C. More than seven teams of volunteer advocates…

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