As a salon professional, it’s important to reach out and get to know your community. A healthy and flourishing community is an important component to your thriving business and career. The role you play within your community will not be designated by anyone else. It’s up to you to take action. You are an important part of your local community… not to mention the entire beauty industry.

Use the Power of Beauty to be a Leader in Your Community

It’s important that we look beyond ourselves to those who may be in need of assistance or support, whether it’s in your own community, or fellow members of the industry. More often than not, individuals don’t realize just how much simple gestures can mean to those struggling in a time of great need. The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) provides great resources and opportunities for salon professionals to get involved to make a difference in the lives of those who need our help.

Help Stop Domestic Abuse through CUT IT OUT

PBA’s CUT IT OUT program is dedicated to mobilizing salon professionals across the U.S. to help put a stop to the epidemic of domestic abuse. The mission is to educate salon professionals to become more aware, have the ability to recognize potential signs of domestic abuse in their clients, co-workers, friends and family to safely refer them to local resources for help.

How You Can Help:

Join us in fighting domestic abuse by ordering free materials for your salon, hosting a fundraiser opportunities, getting in touch with a local domestic abuse trainer, or just to learn more about the signs of abuse. Learn more at probeauty.org/cutitout.

Help Your Industry Colleagues through the Disaster Relief Fund

The PBA Disaster Relief Fund was established to assist salons in rebuilding following the devastation of a natural disaster. 100% of all funds raised are use to aid professional members of the beauty industry. The funds provided are intended for short-term, immediate needs such as food, clothing, bills, etc.

How You Can Help:

Often, efforts to donate and help out are not established until after a disaster has swept in and caused damage. You can help by hosting a fundraiser at your salon or in your community. Take the initiative, be a community leader, and don’t wait for tragedy to strike. Learn more at probeauty.org/drf.

Provide Support to Those Undergoing Cancer Treatment with Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is committed to improving self-image, confidence, and providing support to individuals undergoing cancer treatment. The program is free for participants and is dedicated to teaching cancer patients ways to manage the appearance-related side effects of their illness and treatment.

How You Can Help:

Volunteer your time and expertise, and help conduct group programs or one-on-one beauty consultations. You can also get involved by helping organize programs, assisting at programs or just promoting participation in the program. Learn more at lookgoodfeelbetter.org.

About PBA Charities
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) believes strongly that every member has the power to make a difference. Through our Charitable Outreach programs and partnerships, we seek to engage professionals in giving back to their industry and communities. Along with our Charitable Outreach programs, PBA provides our members with Government Advocacy, Signature Events, Education, Research and Business Resources. Visit probeauty.org for more information.