Professional Beauty Association's News Blog http://probeauty.org/blog Industry News From PBA Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:52:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Team USA Heads to Germany for OMC Hairworld 2014 http://probeauty.org/blog/team-usa-heads-to-germany-for-omc-hairworld-2014/ http://probeauty.org/blog/team-usa-heads-to-germany-for-omc-hairworld-2014/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:52:34 +0000 http://probeauty.org/blog/?p=6336 Top hairdressers from around the world will gather in Frankfurt, Germany, May 3-5, 2014, for the OMC HairWorld Championships of Beauty. OMC HairWorld is a bi-annual international competition inviting the world’s most talented hairstylists to compete and test their creativity, skill, and ability to work under extreme pressure. PBA is the proud sponsor of OMC HairWorld Team USA.

In preparation for the three-day international showdown, PBA Team USA has relentlessly trained for months. The competitors who comprise the competition teams are highly focused, finessing the details of their styles in anticipation of show day. They all agree that there’s nothing like the thrill of competing.

This year, the USA will be represented by a Senior Technical and Senior Fashion team. In preparation for the 3-day international showdown, Team USA has been vigorously training and preparing to show off their skills.

MEET THE TEAM

Elena Basmova – Seattle, WA – Technical Team

Elena is a four-time Team USA competitor and is proud to have the opportunity to represent the USA once more. She believes the extensive HairWorld training has motivated her and she’s able to channel her ideas and inspiration into her everyday work.

Haeji Park – Los Angeles, CA – Technical Team

A two-time team USA competitor and 17-year industry veteran, Haeji loves competing in HairWorld. There she can further develop her skill and have the opportunity to meet other stylists from around the globe.

Nataliya Ilkiv – Chicago, IL – Technical Team

As a second generation HairWorld competitor, Nataliya grew up watching her mother, Lesya Ilkiv, train and compete for HairWorld. She’s been in the industry for five years and to her competing in such a prestigious event means she can express her creativity and passion for the career she loves.

“BEING PART OF A TEAM IS AN AMAZING JOURNEY THAT LETS HAIRDRESSERS AROUND THE WORLD BECOME ONE.” – NATALIYA ILKIV

Tatiana Kovanska – Los Angeles, CA  – Technical Team

Tatiana has been a cosmetologist for 21 years and is no stranger to competitions. A two-time Team USA competitor, she is honored to represent her country and compete for the first place title against the best in the industry.

Flora Paskalakis – Tarpon Springs, FL – Fashion Team

A three-time HairWorld competitor, Flora knows just how far hard work can take you. She has been in the industry for 25 years. Devoting countless hours to her team and having a chance to represent the USA along with her sister, Tina is and honor and privilege.

Katherine Hankenhoff – Tarpon Springs, FL – Fashion Team

Katherine has been in the industry for five years and has been working tirelessly to hone her skills and prepare for HairWorld. She feels the long hours of preparation and training have molded her into a stronger stylist, and she’s happy to be a part of such a great team.

Tangela Thomas – Chicago, IL – Fashion Team

Tangela has been in the industry for five years, and an aspiring stylist since the age of seven. She is honored at the chance to show the world her craft and passion for her career.

Tina Paskalakis – Tarpon Springs, FL – Fashion Team

Tina’s passion for competing began in 2001, not long after the start of her career. Now, her dream of being on Team USA has become a reality. She is thrilled to be among fellow stylists who share her passion for creative hair styling and from whom she can learn.

 

To learn more about Team USA and OMC HairWorld, please visit OMChairworld.com andprobeauty.org/hairworld

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FREE PBA WEBINAR FOR SALON OWNERS: ACHIEVING SUCCESS WITH PRIVATE LABEL http://probeauty.org/blog/free-pba-webinar-for-salon-owners-achieving-success-with-private-label/ http://probeauty.org/blog/free-pba-webinar-for-salon-owners-achieving-success-with-private-label/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:51:51 +0000 http://probeauty.org/blog/?p=6332 Salon business owners of all descriptions will benefit from this exploratory web event designed to answer the question, “Should I consider a private label line?” Join the Professional Beauty Association and Jay Williams, principal for genesis private label, in a discussion-oriented webinar surrounding the many considerations to retailing your salon’s own brand. Jay will lead you through the six rules to follow BEFORE launching a private label line- including the all-important “Make sure you are a good candidate!”

MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014

12:00 EST

REGISTER TODAY!

Questions addressed include:

- What types of salons experience the most success with private label?
- Do I have time?
- How much will I invest up front?
- Should I involve my staff?
- What type of marketing changes will I need to make?

Webinar registrants are encouraged to ask questions which will be included in the presentation. Register today!

About PBA Education

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) develops and offers progressive, relevant and quality education for our members. Our live and online education and resources meet the needs of today’s busy professional and cover a range of topics. Along with our Education program, PBA provides our members with Government Advocacy, Signature Events, Charitable Outreach, Research and Business Resources. Visit probeauty.org for more information.

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NAHA Finalists Announced April 30th http://probeauty.org/blog/naha-finalists-announced-april-30th/ http://probeauty.org/blog/naha-finalists-announced-april-30th/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 23:23:20 +0000 http://probeauty.org/blog/?p=6329 The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) is back in 2014 celebrating 25 years of the beauty industry’s most talented artists. Receiving a NAHA is a great honor for industry professionals, and a goal worth striving for. Each year, the artists recognized represent the best in the industry, and each award celebrates the skill of the professional salon industry.

Join PBA on April 30th to see who made the cut this year as a NAHA finalist! Finalists in every category will be announced through a short exciting video on our PBA Beauty Week Facebook page.

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NAHA Finalist Announcement

Wednesday, April 30, 1:00pm EDT.

PBA Beauty Week Facebook Page

Don’t miss out! Be a part of NAHA history by sending in your live reaction videos as finalist are announced! Record yourself watching the NAHA finalist announcement video and post it on social media using #NAHA2014 for your chance to be featured on the PBA Beauty Week Facebook page.

The North American Hairstyling Awards will return to Las Vegas Sunday, July 13 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The red carpet reception will begin at 6:30pm with the awards ceremony starting at 8:00pm. Tickets are on sale now at www.probeauty.org/naha.

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Learn How to Grow Your Numbers In New Webinar http://probeauty.org/blog/learn-how-to-grow-your-numbers-in-new-webinar/ http://probeauty.org/blog/learn-how-to-grow-your-numbers-in-new-webinar/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:39:59 +0000 http://probeauty.org/blog/?p=6326 Join PBA and webinar host, Product Team Manager for Milady, Julie Shepperly for a free 30-minute webinar that will teach you how to track, measure and grow your numbers!

KNOW YOUR  NUMBERS, GROW YOUR BUSINESS

MONDAY, MARCH 31, 12:00PM EDT

REGISTER NOW!

“Know Your Numbers, Grow Your Business” will help you meet your financial goals by showing you which numbers you should care about and why. Shepperly will break down which performance-related numbers you should be tracking all within this short, 30 minute webinar.

All service providers will benefit from this fresh perspective on the numbers behind the services.

Topics include:

  • Where to start?
  • Service averaging ticket…your key to success.
  • Retail, retention, and rebooking.
  • Goal setting for 2014 and beyond. 

PBA Education On Demand
If you missed one of our live events or are simply looking for quality education available at your convenience, please browse our diverse collection of on-demand education and resources. PBA’s online education covers a broad range of topics including business building concepts, industry trending, regulatory compliance, interviews with top stylists, and more.

 

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WELCOME TO OUR WORLD EVENT http://probeauty.org/blog/volunteers-needed-for-welcome-to-our-world-event/ http://probeauty.org/blog/volunteers-needed-for-welcome-to-our-world-event/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:16:54 +0000 http://probeauty.org/blog/?p=6318 As Welcome To Our World returns to Capitol Hill on May 20, the Professional Beauty Federation (PBF) needs industry volunteers and contributors to help make this event a continued success.

This annual event gives salon professionals from across the U.S.  the opportunity to educate members of Congress, professional staff, and all others eager to learn about the dedicated group of hardworking professionals who make up this industry. Licensed hairstylists, nail technicians, make-up artists, massage therapists as well as cosmetology students are needed to share their time and talents by giving complimentary haircuts and mini-manicures to attendees.

Members of Congress and their key staff attend and learn about the professional beauty industry’s key issues, including access to cosmetology education and financial aid, consumer protection, equitable taxation, and small business support.

Welcome To Our World takes place from 5:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20 in Cannon Caucus Room 345 in Washington D.C.

To register as a volunteer, please fill out the online application here .

To learn more about donating supplies for the event, please contact PBA’s Manager of Government Affairs, Bridget Sharpe, at  bridget@probeauty.org.

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Welcome to Our World is a Professional Beauty Federation (PBF) event. PBA is a proud member of PBF. Learn more at probeautyfederation.org.

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Avoid A Fine: Get Covered Under The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) http://probeauty.org/blog/get-covered-the-affordable-care-act/ http://probeauty.org/blog/get-covered-the-affordable-care-act/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:03:17 +0000 http://probeauty.org/blog/?p=6307 healthcareThere is a lot you need to know about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), but it doesn’t have to be a daunting task. There are many resources available to help guide you through the process of signing up for health insurance.

Here are some facts you need to know:

1. New affordable health insurance options are available, but you need to sign up by Monday, March 31st to avoid a fine.

2. Financial help is available to afford the monthly cost, and free professional help is available to help walk you through the process.

3. Every plan covers the basics, including primary care visits, prescriptions, hospital stays, and more. You can’t be denied coverage or charged more for a “pre-exisiting condition” like cancer or being a woman.

Get yourself covered with the resources below:

Get Covered America is a project of the non-political non-profit Enroll America. They aim to ensure accurate information reaches consumers to find the affordable health insurance resources available near them.

About PBA Government Advocacy

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) advocates for the rights of every member and is dedicated to tracking, introducing and responding to legislation at both the state and federal levels with potential to affect the beauty industry. Along with our Government Advocacy program, PBA provides our members with Education, Signature Events, Charitable Outreach, Research and Business Resources. To learn more about PBA’s  Government Advocacy, visit probeauty.org/advocacy.

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PBA Announces New Executive Summit in 2014 http://probeauty.org/blog/pba-announces-new-executive-summit-in-2014/ http://probeauty.org/blog/pba-announces-new-executive-summit-in-2014/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:51:10 +0000 http://probeauty.org/blog/?p=6299 exec_summitThe Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is pleased to host its new PBA Executive Summit, December 4-5, 2014, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Welcoming upper-level management from the beauty manufacturing and distribution sectors, attendees will explore consumer trends, how marketing and communications are changing with expanding technology and social connections, and in-depth industry data to apply to your business strategy.

Led by moderator Gene Randall, former CNN Anchor and NBC Correspondent, speakers and topics include:

Jane Buckingham

What Gen Y & Millenials Want from Your Brand

Explore the differences and similarities between generations X and Y and various marketing strategies geared toward each age group.

Steven Berlin Johnson

Where Good Ideas Come From

Identify the environments that have fostered the greatest innovations and the principles that have encouraged creativity and grown businesses across history.

Carrie Mellage

Results from PBA’s Industry Research Study

Be among the first to explore data from the revolutionary Kline Pro study to help identify trends, benchmark performance, evaluate competitive beauty related sectors.

Learn more and register at probeauty.org/execs. Space is limited.

About the PBA Education

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) develops and offers progressive, relevant and quality education for our members. Our live and online education and resources meet the needs of today’s busy professional and cover a range of topics. Along with our Education program, PBA provides our members with Government Advocacy, Signature Events, Charitable Outreach, Research and Business Resources. Visit probeauty.org for more information.

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I Am Interview Series: Aleta Barry http://probeauty.org/blog/i-am-interview-series-aleta-barry/ http://probeauty.org/blog/i-am-interview-series-aleta-barry/#comments Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:20:40 +0000 http://probeauty.org/blog/?p=6285 For the third installment of the I Am A Professional. I Am Licensed. interview series, the focus is on the state of Missouri. As a 30 year industry veteran, Aleta Barry recognizes the importance of a regulated industry better than most. This month, Aleta shares her thoughts on deregulation.

Why is it important to be licensed as a professional?      

It’s important to obtain a state license because it signifies that a client is in hands of a professional. Your operator, whether it’s a stylist, barber, nail tech, or esthetician not only have your hair, nails, or skin in their hands but your health and safety as well.

What would the industry look like if licenses were taken away?
I imagine MRSA, Staph infections, head lice, and many other diseases would be released onto the general public because of lack of sanitation and sterilization knowledge.

Why do you think it’s important for your clients to know you are licensed (and proud to be)?     
I want my clients and the public to know that they are in the good hands of a professional who has been state appointed and approved.

What is your favorite thing about working in the beauty industry?  
I love what I do, and I love the clients. I am always open to challenges and learning new things. After thirty years in the industry, I still love and enjoy every aspect of it.

For more information on the I Am a Professional. I Am Licensed Movement, please visit probeauty.org/iam. Take a look at January’s interview with movement member Kollan Kolthoff HERE. If you’re an existing movement member and you’d like your story featured in the PBA Blog, click here.

Important news for Missouri residents

Missouri House Bill 1891 has been introduced in the state legislature. This bill would completely deregulate the cosmetology and barber industries in the state. Head over to the PBA Government Advocacy Blog to learn more about this threat to the industry and how you can take a stand.

You’ve worked hard for your career, obtained your licensed, and joined the movement–now spread the word! Educate your clients, friends, and encourage fellow licensed stylists to join. Follow the official I Am a Professional. I Am Licensed Instagram account for news and featured photos from fellow members. PBA knows that as a professional, you take pride in your work space. As a member of the movement, your window cling is prominently displayed in your work space, and we’d love to see it. Post it to Instagram and using the hashtag #IAMLICENSED and we’ll feature your image on our feed! Also, be sure to like The Professional Beauty Association on Facebook and stay up to date on all I Am Movement and industry happenings.

 

 

 

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PBA Scholarship Opportunities- Don’t Miss Out! http://probeauty.org/blog/pba-scholarship-opportunities-dont-miss-out/ http://probeauty.org/blog/pba-scholarship-opportunities-dont-miss-out/#comments Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:00:17 +0000 http://probeauty.org/blog/?p=6272 Whether you’re looking to expand your education to enhance your career, or you’re a student looking to break into the industry, The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) has amazing scholarship opportunities available for its members.

PBA is currently accepting applications for both future and current professionals for scholarships to be used towards cosmetology school or continuing education.

2014 PBA MINERVA SCHOLARSHIP

Students currently enrolled in an accredited cosmetology school can apply for one of five $1,000 scholarships funded by Minerva Beauty. Click here to download the 2014 scholarship information or here to complete the online application.

Application deadline is May 1, 2014.

 

HANS NEUMAIER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

PBA gratefully acknowledges the late Hans Neumaier who personally funded this scholarship.

Hans’ career in hairdressing and the beauty business spans 70 successful years, with 55 years as a member of NCA and PBA. The maximum award is $1,000 and a minimum of four scholarships will be awarded in 2014. You must be a current PBA member to apply for this scholarship. Click here for scholarship terms, conditions, eligibility, and rules. Click here to apply online.

Application deadline is August 31, 2014. 


2015 SALLY BEAUTY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE!

In 2015, seven $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school graduates desiring to enter the cosmetology profession. Click Here to download the student scholarship application or Click Here to complete the online application.

Six $500 scholarships will be awarded to current PBA Beauty Professional / NCA section members for continuing education in the field of cosmetology. Only PBA student and licensed professional members are eligible. Click Here to download the PBA member scholarship application or Click Here to complete the online application.

PBA Education
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) develops and offers progressive, relevant and quality education for our members. Our live and online education and resources meet the needs of today’s busy professional and cover a range of topics. Along with our Education program, PBA provides our members with Government Advocacy, Signature Events, Charitable Outreach, Research and Business Resources. Visit probeauty.org for more information.

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Welcome To Our World Returns to Washington, D.C. http://probeauty.org/blog/welcome-to-our-world-returns-to-washington-d-c/ http://probeauty.org/blog/welcome-to-our-world-returns-to-washington-d-c/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:32:29 +0000 http://probeauty.org/blog/?p=6267 The Professional Beauty Federation (PBF) is returning to Capitol Hill May 20, 2014, to once again host the annual Welcome to Our World learning event. Salon professional volunteers from across the U.S. will be on hand to educate members of Congress, professional staff, and all others eager to learn about the dedicated group of hardworking professionals who make up this progressive industry.

EDUCATE LAWMAKERS ON THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY

Welcome to Our World bridges the gap between lawmakers and beauty professionals. PBF is urging all licensed industry professionals to be a part of this event and volunteer their time and skills. Join your colleagues in Washington D.C. on Capitol Hill to share your thoughts regarding your industry with our country’s elected officials.

As one of Capitol Hill’s most popular learning events, a salon featuring complimentary haircuts and mini-manicures is created and staffed by professional volunteers. Members of Congress and their staff attend and learn about the professional industry’s key issues, including access to cosmetology education and financial aid, consumer protection, equitable taxation, and small business support.

VOLUNTEER AND CONTRIBUTE

Industry volunteers and contributors are the driving force behind this event. Along with stylists contributing their time and expertise, PBF is in need of supplies. Manufacturers and distributors can donate tools and products to be a part of this great movement and help make Welcome to Our World a success. Accepted donations may include sample-sized product, not-for-resale product for event attendees, and/or full sized product for our hard-working volunteers.

As a Welcome to Our World volunteer, contributor, and supporter of this dynamic industry, it’s essential to share the important issues that impact the professional beauty industry with our congressional members.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities and donating supplies, please contact PBA’s Manager of Government Affairs, Bridget Sharpe, at bridget@probeauty.org.

Welcome to Our World is a Professional Beauty Federation (PBF) event. PBA is a proud member of PBF. Learn more at probeautyfederation.org.

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