The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and renowned research firm Kline & Company, Inc. have announced a strategic collaboration designed to source and provide detailed, highly accurate, and actionable market intelligence on the professional beauty industry by monitoring transactional sales data from salon chains, independent salons, distributors, and salon/spa software management companies.

This revolutionary effort, named Kline PRO, will ultimately provide data to help identify trends, benchmark performance, evaluate competitive beauty-related sectors, and aid in the decision-making processes for businesses involved in the professional beauty industry. The research and data will also enable PBA to better design educational content for events and webinars.

Kline is working closely with PBA to ensure data collection procedures and safeguards are implemented and closely followed to ensure anonymity. With a high degree of interest from several major companies within the industry, PBA is actively encouraging its members and others to join in this initiative.

PBA will also have access to additional Kline research and will be the exclusive trade association connected with the service in the professional market space. PBA members will receive special member-only pricing and enjoy access to this data and other unique Kline information.

To participate in the study, visit For specific questions, please contact PBA Executive Director Steve Sleeper.

PBA Research, Studies Cover Spectrum of Industry

PBA provides its members with the tools and resources for success in the beauty industry. Gain industry insights and current data through a variety of reports:

  • Distributor Benchmarking Survey
  • National Salon/Spa Industry Tracking Survey
  • Business of Beauty: Defining the Future of Beauty Retailing
  • Guide to European Cosmetic Regulations
  • Market Shipment Study
  • Economic Snapshot of Salon/Spa Industry
  • Consumer Trend Reports
  • National Salon/Spa Industry Profile… And more.

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About the Professional Beauty Association

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) advances the professional beauty industry by providing our members with education, charitable outreach, government advocacy, events and more. PBA is the largest organization of salon professionals with members representing salons and spas, distributors, manufacturers and beauty professionals/NCA. Visit or call 800.468.2274 (480.281.0424) for more information.