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PBA Releases Annual Report for 2011-2012

New Programs and Initiatives Help Advance the Association and the Professional Beauty Industry Phoenix, AZ (January 25, 2013) – The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) has released its 2011/2012 Annual Report to provide members and the entire industry with a comprehensive update on key programs and…

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States Across US Introduce New Legislation Affecting Beauty Industry

The New Year is upon us and state legislatures across the country are introducing bills. As of this update (January 25, 2013), the following state bills have been introduced that would affect the professional beauty industry – some negatively and some positively. Don’t hesitate to…

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New “NAHA Experience” Pampers Finalists in 2013

A North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) finalist nomination is an amazing accomplishment! PBA, the producers of NAHA, wants to further recognize this achievement while providing finalists with even more tools and opportunities to capitalize on the accolade. Starting in 2013, all NAHA finalists who attend…

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FDA Warning Letters Address Drug Claims for Cosmetics

by Myra Irizarry, PBA Director of  Government Affairs Manufacturers be on alert. Following the 2012 outbreak of meningitis caused by spinal injections of a contaminated steroid, resulting in the deaths of dozens of people, Congress is looking to the FDA to exercise its granted authority…

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Attention Indiana Professionals: New Legislation Threatens State Licensing

Indiana State Senator Randy Head (Rep – District 18) introduced Senate Bill 520 (SB520) this morning, January 15, 2013. An initiative of the new Indiana Governor Mike PenceIf, SB520 would create a committee to review professional licensing, including cosmetology licensing. The main concern with this…

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PBA’s Coast-to-Coast Sandy Relief Efforts Help Rebuild Beauty in the Northeast

October 29, 2012 was the day Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast hard, leaving a path of destruction behind for hundreds of beauty professionals and salon owners. Only a month ago the salon industry came together in an unprecedented show of unity and support to raise…

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“Hairdressers Helping Hairdressers” Fundraising Benefit a Success

The Salon Industry Unifies to Raise Over $170,000 for Professionals Impacted by Hurricane Sandy Phoenix, AZ (December 13, 2012) – With an unprecedented show of unity for fellow beauty professionals impacted by Hurricane Sandy, hairstylists, distributors, manufacturers and media outlets from throughout the beauty industry…

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NAHA 2013 Event Updates: Online Entry Process is Open & New Finalist Experience Added

Phoenix, AZ (December 12, 2012) – The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is pleased to announce the online entry process for the 2013 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) is now open. All entries are due February 8, 2013. Due to the level and quality of entries,…

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Head First Into the Unknown: Impacts of Industry Deregulation

by Myra Irizarry, PBA Director of Government Affairs The beauty profession is one which takes passion, creativity, and education and training to ensure consumer and professional safety. That is why right now, to become a licensed beauty professional, you must complete an educational program, and…

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“Hairdressers Helping Hairdressers” Fundraising Benefit

The Salon Industry Comes Together to Help Professionals Impacted by Hurricane Sandy Sunday, December 9, 2012 | Broadcast Live from New York City Phoenix, AZ (November 29, 2012) – The salon industry is coming together in an unprecedented show of unity and support to raise…

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