Managing the Great Balancing Act of Work, Life

by Teena Austin, PBA Membership Manager We all know when something is out of alignment. We feel like we can’t catch up or are out of control, resulting in neither giving nor getting all we can out of life. When it seems like there are…

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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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