Beware The “D” Word: Cosmetology Licensing Under Attack

by Myra Irizarry, PBA Director of Government Affairs Deregulation has become a “four-lettered word” in the beauty industry. Major media outlets, such as National Public Radio (NPR), The Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, multiple local newspapers, and online blogs, have printed articles attacking occupational licensing…

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Confronting Confrontation

by Neil Ducoff, Guest Contributor I would never want to encounter a leader frothing at the mouth, wandering around like a mad dog looking for confrontation. “Yeah, I just can’t wait to rip into that employee.” And if by chance I did, I would never…

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Breaking Into the Male Market

by Amy Brooks, PBA Communications Manager Debunking Common Misperceptions We all know it’s true – men and women are different. We communicate differently, respond to media and popular culture differently, and, in the salon environment in particular, are expecting a very different kind of experience….

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Building Your Brand: Wisdoms From Beauty Leader Vivienne Mackinder

courtesy of Vivienne Mackinder Whether you are filling your own books or running a full team, your brand tells your clients who you are and what they can expect from you. We asked the legendary Vivienne Mackinder – educator, master artist, and founder and leader…

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The Bad Boss: Causes and Solutions

by Nicole Armstrong, Esq, Guest Contributor What should you do when you realize your boss is standing in the way of your professional happiness? It’s easy to just write off a “bad boss” as a hopeless case but the truth is that person might simply…

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