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Get Your Tickets Today! PBA Beauty Week Registration Now Open!

The wait is over! Registration for PBA Beauty Week is now open. Visit probeauty.org/tickets/beautyweek to get tickets to the beauty event of the year! PBA Members receive discounted prices on event tickets and FREE entry into Cosmoprof North America. Go to the PBA Beauty Week…

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CALL TO ACTION: Advocate for Fair Tax Legislation at PBA Lobby Day

If you are a beauty industry professional in any of the following states, mark your calendars and join us for PBA Lobby Day in Washington DC. Lobby Day is a time for members of the professional beauty industry to gather together in Washington, DC to meet with…

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PBA Congratulates Reuben Carranza: City of Hope’s 2013 Spirit of Life® Award Honoree

Each year, City of Hope’s National Professional Salon Industry (NPSI) honors a beauty industry leader for his or her outstanding professional and philanthropic contributions with the Spirit of Life® Award. This year’s Honoree is Reuben Carranza, Chief Executive Officer of Wella, the Salon Professional Division…

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Save the Date: NAHA to Announce 2013 Finalists on Facebook

Mark your calendars for April 30! At 1PM EST the 2013 NAHA Finalists will be announced on the PBA Beauty Week Facebook page. Visit facebook.com/pbabeautyweek  and “Like” the page so you won’t miss the video along with updates and highlights up to and during the event! Record…

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It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up For the 2nd Annual PBA Distributor Executive Conference

Join our panel of experts, including Josh Hafetz of Raylon Corp., Terri Cowan of Professional Salon Concepts, Jon and Renee Shakour of Essential Salon Products, and others, for an intimate discussion around the most current issues and trends. This PBA Live Education Event is designed…

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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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