Government Advocacy Resources
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Government Advocacy Resources

Register to Vote is your source for information on cosmetics and personal care products-how they work, their safety, and the science behind their ingredients. Maintained by expert scientists, is a trusted site visited by millions each year. The Personal Care Products Council (the Council) and its member companies sponsor this Web site to provide consumers with easily accessible safety information about cosmetics and personal care products and to help educate the public. This Web site contains information about the safety, testing, and regulation of cosmetics and personal care products and their ingredients. The site is divided into two primary sections; safety information pages and an ingredient database.

Visit the site at

Voter Resources

Taking part in the democratic process is a privilege and your chance to make your voice heard. Find out more about voting in your state.

Learn about your state candidate’s views on occupational licensing. Are they for or against deregulation? Find out here!

Nail Manufacturers Council on Safety Publications

The Nail Manufacturers Council on Safety (NMC), a subset of the Professional Beauty Association's manufacturer section, is made up of companies that produce nail care products. The NMC seeks to educate nail industry professionals and consumers about issues affecting nail care products and services.

For more information, please contact NMC Co-chairs Doug Schoon, Creative Nail Design at or Eric Schwartz, OPI Products Inc. at

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Government Affairs Committee

GA Committee Members

PBA Staff Liaison: Myra Y. Irizarry, PBA Director of Government Affairs


Tiffany Conway
CoCo Cheveux Salon
Portland, ME

Vice Chair

Daired Ogle
Daireds Salon and Spa Pangea
Arlington, TX

Serena Chreky
Andre Chreky the Salon Spa
Washington, D.C.

Mark Goodman
The Hair Designers
Hilton Head Island, SC

Joseph Kendy, Jr.
Kendy Law, LLC
New York, NY

Renee Shakour
Interiors by RG Shakour
Westboro, MA

Oliver Steinnagel
Oliver's Hair Salon
Overland Park, KS

Holly Zapata
K.Charles & Co.
San Antonio, TX

Frank Zona
Boston, MA