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Klix Hair Extensions Obtains U.S. Patent

The U.S. Government Patent Office officially recognized the distinct ingenuity and originality of Klix Hair Extensions that it awarded the company with a patent, number U.S. 7,753,057 B2. It is very difficult in this day and age to be awarded a patent. Doug Lalone, Registered…

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Understanding Common Dermatitis and the FDAs Role in Cosmetics©

CBHE OFFERS ANOTHER INVALUABLE QUICK REFERENCE TOOL FOR LICENSED BEAUTY PROFESSIONALS Chicago, IL, June 16, 2011 Center for Beauty and Health Excellence, Inc. (CBHE) is pleased to announce the publication of its second reference tool, Understanding Common Dermatitis and the FDA’s Role in Cosmetics©. The…

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PBA, Business Owners Celebrate Win on Credit Card Fee Reform

Another win! Business owners that accept debit cards as a form of payment from customers and clients can celebrate a victory after the Senate rejected an amendment yesterday by Senator John Tester and Senator Bob Corker which would have delayed the already approved interchange fee reforms….

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“Royalty” Anyone?… In the Head of a Performer

I’m gettin’ married in the morning….Ding Dong the Prince is FINALLY mine! Glamourous… Glamourous… Glamourous… Gla…Gla…Gla… Glamourous… I’ll wear my hair down! So raise your hats if you wore one… I hope you did not forget… sexy, big and loud. Or you will never be,…

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Salon Iris Software Announces New Blog for Salons and Spas: Salon Focus

The following is reprinted from a press release from Salon Iris. June 1, 2011 Brighton MI – Salon Iris software is proud to announce our new blog, “Salon Focus.”   Salon Iris is a software program that helps you organize and manage your business…but we are…

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TONI&GUY Proudly Announces Co-Presidents

The following is reprinted from a press release from Toni&Guy. SANTA MONICA, CA – TONI&GUY proudly announces the promotion of Kenny Gibson and Debbie Webster to Co-Presidents of the Salon and Academy Division. With a combined experience in the hair care industry of over 60…

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Senator Snowe, Champion of FICA Tip Tax Credit, Meets with PBA Member Tiffany Conway

The following was released from U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe’s Press Office 5/25/2011. Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) today welcomed Tiffany Conway, owner of CoCo Cheveux Salon in South Portland, to the nation’s capitol to discuss key tax priorities affecting her business. To address…

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2011 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) Announces Holly Madison to Receive Beautiful Humanitarian Award & Tabatha Coffey to Host Awards Ceremony

NAHA 2011 Awards Ceremony | July 31, 2011 | Las Vegas, Nevada Phoenix, AZ (May 20, 2011) —he Professional Beauty Association (PBA), producer of the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), is proud to announce renowned hairstylist, author and star of Bravo’s Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, Tabatha…

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Attention PA Pros – Pearson Vue is Hiring Licensed Exam Evaluators!

The following is posted as a courtesy for beauty professionals. PBA has no affilitation with Pearson VUE. Pearson VUE is seeking part-time licensed barber test evaluators to administer licensure exams. The position calls for 10-20 hours per month (Saturdays). Position requirements include: Ideal candidate demonstrates flexibility…

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Special Report: The Industry Mourns the Passing of Beauty Icon Leo Passage

Leo Passage, educator, mentor, inspiration to countless professionals and beauty icon passed away peacefully this week surrounded by his family. As an early internationally renowned competitor in beauty competitions, educator and founder of Pivot Point, Leo Passage was an integral part of the growth of the…

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