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News and Information From the Professional Beauty Association (PBA)

Business Owners Beware: Obligation to Notify Employees of Healthcare Marketplaces

Attention all business owners. Beginning Oct. 1, any business with at least one employee and $500,000 in annual revenue must notify all employees by letter about the Affordable Care Act’s healthcare exchanges, or face up to a $100-per-day fine. All companies, regardless of size, are…

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Free PBA Webinar: Adding Skin Care Services to Your Menu

Thinking about adding skin care services to your current salon menu? Join PBA and Michelle D’Allaird, renowned consultant, educator and business owner, for a 60-minute web training that will give you the necessary tools to successfully incorporate skin care services into any salon business. Branching…

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PBA Announces New Lifetime Member Scholarship Opportunity for Pros, Students

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is pleased to honor its Lifetime Members by offering educational scholarships through the new Lifetime Member Scholarship Program. These scholarships, sponsored by Goldwell New York and Kao USA Inc., celebrate the commitment of PBA’s Lifetime Members in supporting continued education…

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Calling All Salon Professionals! Help Give the Power Back to Domestic Abuse Victims in October

We have all heard the statistics, but is anyone actually listening? Domestic abuse affects thousands of people all over the world on a daily basis, but the sad truth is that only a fraction gains the courage to speak up and reach out for help….

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Professional Beauty Association Honors Dedication of Long-Time Members

When the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) merged with the National Cosmetology Association (NCA) in January 2010, it brought many long-term individual members who have demonstrated consistent support for the association throughout their entire careers. The stories they have to tell are moving and their voices…

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PBA’s 2013 Semi-Annual Distributor Benchmarking Survey Results Are In!

Thirty-six beauty industry distributors participated in the Professional Beauty Association’s semi- annual distributor benchmarking survey. The survey prompted respondents to provide detailed information on their sales, changes to product lines, stores, employees and education offerings in the first half of 2013. Results of the survey…

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PBA Thanks Modern Salon for Their Support During Another Successful Year at NAHA

The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) is the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America. Celebrating the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry, NAHA now has 14 categories, adding Men’s Hairstylist of the Year in 2013. The level of talent seen this…

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PBA Beauty Week 2013 Shines on the Vegas Strip

PBA Beauty Week is North America’s largest, most inclusive beauty event, offering unlimited networking, education, and professional growth opportunities to all sectors of the beauty industry. This week of beauty features the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), City of Hope and PBA Beacon. PBA Beauty Week is produced by the…

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Action Alert South Carolina: State Board Seeks To Chance Licensing Requirements

The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation has submitted a report to the Governor’s Regulatory Review Task Force regarding cosmetology and barbering.  The attached (PDF) is a copy of the report and below is additional information.  This information is extremely important, we encourage…

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The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) Announces the 2013 North American Hairstyling Award (NAHA) Winners

Allen Ruiz Captures NAHA’s Top Honor, Hairstylist of the Year for Second Time The  North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), a Professional Beauty Association (PBA) event and the most prestigious photographic hairstyling and beauty competition in North America, is pleased to announce the winners of NAHA…

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