The Professional Beauty Federation (PBF) is returning to Capitol Hill May 20, 2014, to once again host the annual Welcome to Our World learning event. Salon professional volunteers from across the U.S. will be on hand to educate members of Congress, professional staff, and all others eager to learn about the dedicated group of hardworking professionals who make up this progressive industry.

Educate Lawmakers on the Beauty Industry

Welcome to Our World bridges the gap between lawmakers and beauty professionals. PBF is urging all licensed industry professionals to be a part of this event and volunteer their time and skills. Join your colleagues in Washington D.C. on Capitol Hill to share your thoughts regarding your industry with our country’s elected officials.

As one of Capitol Hill’s most popular learning events, a salon featuring complimentary haircuts and mini-manicures is created and staffed by professional volunteers. Members of Congress and their staff attend and learn about the professional industry’s key issues, including access to cosmetology education and financial aid, consumer protection, equitable taxation, and small business support.

Volunteer and Contribute

Industry volunteers and contributors are the driving force behind this event. Along with stylists contributing their time and expertise, PBF is in need of supplies. Manufacturers and distributors can donate tools and products to be a part of this great movement and help make Welcome to Our World a success. Accepted donations may include sample-sized product, not-for-resale product for event attendees, and/or full sized product for our hard-working volunteers.

As a Welcome to Our World volunteer, contributor, and supporter of this dynamic industry, it’s essential to share the important issues that impact the professional beauty industry with our congressional members.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities and donating supplies, please contact PBA’s Manager of Government Affairs, Bridget Sharpe, at

Welcome to Our World is a Professional Beauty Federation (PBF) event. PBA is a proud member of PBF. Learn more at