The Rise of the Beauty Industry: From Ancient Civilizations to Modern Times, Beauty Leads Popular Culture

Laura Armenta, PBA Communications Coordinator The only constant in the beauty industry is the perpetual change. Trends and styles run their courses, and one can be certain that as the industry evolves and transitions, no two decades will be the same. Not only are changes…

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IRS Tax Classifications for Independent Contractors

By Myra Irizarry, PBA Director of Government Affairs The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the revenue service of the United States federal government. This government agency is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, and is responsible for collecting taxes and the interpretation and…

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How the Beauty Industry is Changing the Way We Combat Domestic Violence

By Rachel Molepske, PBA Manager of Charitable Programs As a salon/industry professional, you encounter countless people from many different walks of life. The beauty of this industry is the diversity, the multitude of relationships and long-lasting friendships that are forged through the work you do…

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Trade Secrets: A Legal Perspective

John R. Bauer, Guest Contributor When a stylist leaves a salon to work for another salon or to open her own, is she permitted to take the salon’s client list? Client contact information? Client preferences? Or are these “trade secrets” that belong to the salon?…

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