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Small Businesses Face Payroll Audit Crackdown from IRS

With the increased cost associated with being a business owner, many entrepreneurs are turning to hiring independent contractors rather than full-time employees in order to keep costs under control, according to an article published last week in the Wall Street Journal highlighting the IRS crackdown…

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Alert: Maryland to Hold Hearing on Reduced Training for Professional Licensing

Maryland HB1301 establishes a limited license to provide hair services, and specifies the level of supervision required for an apprentice hairstylist. A limited license would mean the reduction in training and education. This bill will be heard in the House Economic Matters Committee Tuesday, March…

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Alert: Connecticut and Missouri Introduce Deregulation Legislation

Legislation in Connecticut and Missouri has been introduced that, if passed, would deregulate the beauty industry and take away occupational licenses for cosmetologists and barbers in each state. Your action is needed today to keep licensing in place! Consumer safety is at risk. Connecticut  SB324…

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PBA to Host Complimentary Consultative Selling Webinar

Thursday, March 7, 2013 | 12 p.m. EST Phoenix, AZ (February 14, 2013) - In today’s competitive economic climate, it’s critical for sales consultants to master the latest selling techniques when promoting their company’s brand and products. To assist beauty industry distributors and manufacturers increase revenue,…

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2013 PBA Smooth ‘N Shine® Cosmetology Scholarship Winners Announced

PBA Executive Director, Grand Prize Winner Accept Scholarship Check at ISSE Long Beach 2013 Phoenix, AZ (February 13, 2013) - The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and Schwarzkopf & Henkel, manufacturers of Smooth ‘N Shine®, are proud to announce the winners of the “2013 Smooth ‘N Shine…

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National Poll Shows Public Support of Professional Licensing

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) conducted a first-of-its-kind national poll regarding regulation and licensing of beauty industry professionals in December of 2012. General election voters from across U.S. overwhelmingly supported the required licensing of cosmetologists and barbers and feel professional licenses protect the public, as…

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Cosmoprof North America Hosts Presentation at ISSE

Reprinted from Modernsalon.com Cosmoprof North America hosted a breakfast meeting for exhibitors at the recent International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE) in Long Beach, California to offer an overview Cosmoprof North America and why attendance at this major beauty trade event is a good investment…

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Salon & Spa Industry Experiences Moderate Gain in Fourth Quarter 2012

Two of the Professional Beauty Association’s Main Tracking Indices for the Salon & Spa Industry Register Slight Gain Over Third Quarter Numbers Phoenix, AZ (February 5, 2013) - After falling to its lowest level in four quarters in the third quarter 2012, the Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA)…

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Wella’s Reuben Carranza Named Spirit of Life Honoree

Salon Industry Leader Receives City of Hope’s Top Honor Los Angeles, CA – City of Hope’s National Professional Salon Industry will honor Reuben Carranza, North American CEO of Wella, the Salon Professional Division of P&G, with its 2013 Spirit of Life® Award. The Spirit of Life Award…

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The International Salon and Spa Expo Long Beach Continues to Grow, Attracts Big Crowds in 2013

The ISSE ‘Total Beauty Event’ Concept Makes Show Major Industry Influencer Event Photos and Additional Information: www.probeauty.org/isselb/press Phoenix, AZ (January 31, 2013) – The 2013 International Salon and Spa Expo Long Beach (ISSE Long Beach) continues to be the West Coast’s largest and most influential…

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