To Protect and Serve: What You May Not Know About Your State Board

by Myra Irizarry, PBA Director of Government Affairs The professional beauty industry is full of misperceptions. And the role and function of State Boards of Cosmetology is often right in the middle of them. Maybe you’ve found yourself wondering how to handle a particular situation…

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California Green Chemistry Regulations Deadline Approaching

by Doug Schoon, Guest Contributor The California cosmetics industry will soon undergo some very big changes. The California Green Chemistry Initiative (CGCI) officially came into existence in 2008 when then Gov. Schwarzenegger signed two pieces of legislation that established an advisory panel of scientists, known…

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Developing Distribution: Focus On People, Systems, Services

by Terri Cowan, Guest Contributor In the beauty business, we must reinvent ourselves every year in the eyes of our customers and staff. If we get stuck in business, we get bored. If we are bored, we are dull. And the outcome of a dull,…

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Assessing the Worth of Your Business: A “No-Compromise” Approach

by Neil Ducoff, Guest Contributor If you were leading a publicly held company, your ultimate job responsibility would be to create value for the stockholders, i.e. Run an innovative, efficient, fiscally responsible, customer-service driven company with a strong brand identity on a consistent growth track….

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