Beauty Industry Defined as Major Stakeholder as California Implements Regulation to Reduce Dangerous Chemicals

By Myra Irizarry, PBA Director of Government Affairs California’s Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Regulations took effect in October, 2013, and are set to be phased in over the next several years to coordinate with various requirements. The new regulations, originally signed into law in 2008…

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FICA Tip Tax Fairness Legislation Faces Major Obstacles in New Tax Reform Package

By Myra Irizarry, PBA Director of Government Affairs Fair and equitable legislation is an essential component behind the success and prosperity of the professional beauty industry and each and every business. The Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) government affairs program introduces, tracks, and responds to legislation…

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Going Green: Eco-Friendly Salons Revolutionize the Industry

by Laura Armenta, PBA Communications Coordinator In recent years, environmental awareness has been raised. The idea of seeking eco-friendly products has skyrocketed into mainstream culture, and it’s no exception for the beauty industry. More consumers are seeking to purchase beauty products free of harsh chemicals,…

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Team USA Heads to Germany for OMC Hairworld 2014

Top hairdressers from around the world will gather in Frankfurt, Germany, May 3-5, 2014, for the OMC HairWorld Championships of Beauty. OMC HairWorld is a bi-annual international competition inviting the world’s most talented hairstylists to compete and test their creativity, skill, and ability to work…

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