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2015 NAHA Entries Now Open! Submit Yours Today!

The North American Hairstyling Awards is the most exclusive photographic competition in the northern hemisphere. Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 NAHA awards! Creating your NAHA entry will not only strengthen your skills and boost your portfolio, it will push you to reach…

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The New PBA is Here! Update Your Member Profile Today!

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) has been steadily growing throughout the years. After years of producing some of the most successful beauty events in North America and offering the largest selection of career resources, the time has come for PBA to take the next steps….

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PBA to Host New Webinar: Selling Internationally, Explore Your Options with an Expert

Expanding your company’s sales internationally requires thorough preparation and careful consideration. The Professional Beauty Association has partnered with Tony Michalski, Senior International Trade Specialist for the US Department of Commerce to deliver the broad aspects of exporting. This 30 minute web event is designed for…

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Ratner Companies Apologizes to Stylist Brandon Smith, Who was Fired by Hair Cuttery After Being Diagnosed with HIV

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU), Brandon Smith, and Ratner Companies – parent company of the Hair Cuttery chain of hair salons – are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to resolve Mr. Smith’s discrimination claim against Hair Cuttery that…

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What’s Your Candidate’s Stance on Deregulation? PBA Voter Resources are Here to Help!

The threat of deregulation of occupational licensing, specifically of cosmetologists and barbers, has become more prevalent in recent years. Deregulation threats have included repealing cosmetology and barbering licenses altogether, which would be devastating to an entire profession as well as a public health risk. Legislation that…

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The Beauty Industry Rallies to End Domestic Violence

By Rachel Molepske, PBA Manager of Charitable Programs As a salon/industry professional, you encounter countless people from many different walks of life. The beauty of this industry is the diversity, the multitude of relationships and long-lasting friendships that are forged through the work you do on…

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TAKE YOUR CAREER TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH PBA HAIR COMPETITIONS AT ISSE LONG BEACH 2015

Calling all students and professionals! Prepare to show off your skills, gain prestige, and advance your career at the International Salon and Spa Expo Long Beach hairstyling competitions. Continuing the success from 2014, ISSE Long Beach is once again hosting PBA Hairstyling Competitions in 2015….

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Learn About Industry Growth and Trends with PBA’s Salon Spa Index Survey

The Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) Salon/Spa Performance Index (SSPI) is a quarterly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. salon/spa industry. Salon and spa owners are encouraged to take the survey to contribute and provide valuable information needed to improve…

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Micro Needling Coverage Announcement

Micro Needling is having a Big Moment right now, being featured on “Good Morning America”, Style.com and Good Housekeeping just in the past few months.  The hashtag #microneedling has been steadily picking up steam on Twitter as it becomes more popular with celebrities and the high fashion crowd. Micro Needling is…

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Pennsylvania Salon Trains Stylists to Prevent Fires

October 9th marks the beginning of Fire Prevention week and our industry is taking steps to keep their salons and stylists safe. Mike and Jennifer O’Neill co-own Hair Studio 322 in Downingtown, PA and believe it is important to keep their salon and stylists safe…

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