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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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California Department of Toxic Substances Control Report on Nail Products Lacks Perspective and Balance Says the Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) – Nail Manufacturers Council (NMC)

Phoenix, AZ (April 10, 2012) The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued a report entitled “Summary of Data and Findings from Testing of a Limited Number of Nail Products” that is critical of a few, smaller nail polish salon brands for inaccurately…

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Legislative Update

Missouri Representative Nick Marshall of the Missouri State Legislature has introduced House Bill 2082. HB2082 allows any person to engage in the occupation of cosmetology without a license. HB2082 is currently in the Professional Registration and Licensing committee. Click here if you are a Missouri…

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PBA | NCA Takes On Capitol Hill

Welcome to Our World (WTOW) is one of Capitol Hill’s most popular learning events and gives beauty professionals like YOU the opportunity to educate law makers on the importance of the professional salon/spa industry to the U.S. economy and millions of beauty professionals. PBA and…

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Legislation Threatens Industry, Consumer Safety

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) plays an active role in the legislative process and advocates on behalf of its members for the benefit of the entire industry. Legislation at the federal and state levels, including local regulations, impacts the entire industry from large to small…

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New Hampshire Legislative Update

New Hampshire’s State Legislature will soon vote on HB1265 and HB1431 which will directly impact the professional beauty industry. HB1265 establishes criteria for the regulation of occupations and professions by boards and commissions as authorized by law, and provides that an individual may engage in a…

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The Professional Beauty Industry Comes Together & STOPS Cosmetology Deregulation in Indiana

Phoenix, AZ (January 26, 2012) – The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is pleased to announce that a recent bill in Indiana (HB1006) that would have deregulated the cosmetology industry and repealed professional licensing boards and all licenses was STOPPED. PBA’s Government Advocacy team, in partnership…

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