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Show Off Your Business Savvy at NAHA 2011

The North American Hairstyling Awards isn’t just about highlighting hot hair and make-up on the runway anymore – salon and spa owners across North America now get the chance to show off their business savvy with the NAHA Salon Master of Business (Salon MBA) catagory….

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Small Business Jobs Act Gives Small Businesses, Export Businesses Chance for Loans

The new Small Business Jobs Act, signed by President Obama on September 27, changes many of the rules previously stalling the ability of small businesses and U.S. exporters from acquiring loans for growth and new programs, according to an article recently released by the U.S….

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Beauty Pro Gives Gift of Life

Strategies, Salon/Spa Business Training & Coaching, recently posted a blog entitled “A humbling no-compromise decision” by Neil Ducoff recounting the inspiring story of Mississippi salon owner Lisa Cochran’s selfless decision to give the gift of life to a colleague. Lisa is preparing to donate a…

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Get Ready for NAHA 2011

It’s that time of year again – time to show the world what you can do by entering the North American Hairstyling Awards! The NAHA application process opens next week. If you haven’t started planning your entry, now is the time! Get inspired with NAHA-veteran and stylist guru John…

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Negotiating Beauty

The morning news program “Good Morning America” reported last Friday on the use of Keratin Blowout Treatments. Though the report and three-page article focused mainly on the possible harmful side effects to the health of both the consumer and stylist, another very interesting point was…

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Introducing PBA’s New Distributor Sales Consultant (DSC) Training Program

A four-part online training program designed to educate DSCs on everything from understanding basic hair color to industry-specific selling strategies to maximize success in the salon industry. Each module includes clear learning objectives, resources to download for future use and an assessment to test your…

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PBA’s call for association ambassadors

Do you have interest in getting more involved in PBA while networking and charming other industry professionals? If so, we may have the perfect opportunity for you! PBA is looking for a few members that have interest in becoming an ambassador of the association. As…

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Use the power of beauty to help end abuse

October is quickly approaching, and as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, PBA | NCA is requesting beauty professionals to sign the CUT IT OUT 2010 pledge at CUTITOUT.org. CUT IT OUT is a program of the Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund dedicated to mobilizing…

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Get Mad Men red, courtesy of Beth Minardi

From Modern Salon: Red is definitely the hottest color trend of the season, thanks to “Mad Men” and Christina Hendricks’ glowing locks. Her color is in high demand for clients. “According to celeb colorist and Joico Hair Color spokesperson Beth Minardi, combining a copper red…

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Promotions at L’Oréal

From American Salon: An Verhulst-Santos, president of L’Oréal USA Professional Products Division (PPD), has been promoted to managing director, L’Oréal Professional Products Division Worldwide, effective January 1, 2011. “With her insight, expertise and ability to lead, An expanded the impact of PPD within the U.S.,”…

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