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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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New Legislation Aims to Improve State and Federal Regulation

The future of the beauty industry may be a bit brighter with the recent introduction of two pieces of legislation: Federal House Resolution 4395 (HR4395) and Alabama House Bill 664 (HB664). Professionals from all beauty sectors are encouraged to learn more and join PBA in…

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What Are You Worth? Why Under-Reporting Income Doesn’t Add Up

There is a common misconception among non-beauty professionals that being a cosmetologist is not a serious career. The majority of people sitting in your chair don’t know you went to school, don’t realize the ethics and safety standards you abide by as a professional, and…

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Support Licensing and Regulation in Alabama: State Legislative Update

House Bill 664 would expand the Alabama Board of Cosmetology to include barbering, helping strengthen regulation and compliance for barbers and establishing much needed consistency in the enforcement of safety standards across all Alabama counties. Cosmetologists, the second largest licensed profession in the state, are…

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New National Legislation Introduced to Advance Federal Oversight & Modernize Regulations of Cosmetics & Personal Care Products

Initial Bill Receives Support of Beauty Industry Phoenix, AZ (April 20, 2012) – The “Cosmetic Safety Amendments Act of 2012,” (H.R. 4395) was recently introduced by Representative Leonard Lance (R-NJ) and is an important step in advancing and modernizing the regulatory oversight of cosmetics and…

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Legislation to Regulate Barbers Filed in Alabama House

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (April 18, 2012) – Alabama State Representative Kurt Wallace (R-Maplesville) has introduced HB664 to establish the Alabama Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.  The bill adds barbers to the cosmetology professions that are already regulated, including hair stylists, manicurists and estheticians. “In Alabama, cosmetologists…

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