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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NAHA Celebrates 25 Years! A Look Back…

by Jessi Marshall, PBA Director of Education and Industry Programs Throughout the years, The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) has evolved from a small awards ceremony in 1989 to the star-studded, prestigious, career and life-changing photographic competition it is today. Receiving a NAHA is a…

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Game Changing Tips for Taking Your Social Media up a Notch in 2014

By Kelly Ehlers, Guest Contributor A new year means a new plan to build upon the success of your salon. And, in today’s tech-savvy, smartphone-obsessed culture that means getting on board with social media platforms as a means to market your salon and services. If…

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