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Beauty Industry Working Group

The Beauty Industry Working Group is a united industry voice that supports the licensing of the cosmetology industry and focuses on standards relating to licensing, education, testing, health and public safety in the professional beauty industry. click here to learn more. is your source for information on cosmetics and personal care products-how they work, their safety, and the science behind their ingredients. Maintained by expert scientists, is a trusted site visited by millions each year. The Personal Care Products Council (the Council) and its member companies sponsor this Web site to provide consumers with easily accessible safety information about cosmetics and personal care products and to help educate the public. This Web site contains information about the safety, testing, and regulation of cosmetics and personal care products and their ingredients. The site is divided into two primary sections; safety information pages and an ingredient database.

Visit the site at

Government Affairs Committee

GA Committee Members

PBA Staff Liaison: Myra Y. Irizarry, PBA Director of Government Affairs


Daired Ogle
Daireds Salon and Spa Pangea
Arlington, TX

Vice Chair

Oliver Steinnagel
Oliver's Hair Salon
Overland Park, KS

Serena Chreky
Andre Chreky the Salon Spa
Washington, D.C.

Joseph Kendy, Jr.
Kendy Law, LLC
New York, NY

Renee Shakour
Interiors by RG Shakour
Westboro, MA

Holly Vaught
K.Charles & Co.
San Antonio, TX

Frank Zona
Boston, MA

Kimberly Johnson
Aveda Institute Portland/Dosha Salon Spa
Portland, OR

Nail Manufacturers Council on Safety Publications

The Nail Manufacturers Council on Safety (NMC), a subset of the Professional Beauty Association's manufacturer section, is made up of companies that produce nail care products. The NMC seeks to educate nail industry professionals and consumers about issues affecting nail care products and services.

For more information, please contact NMC Co-chairs Doug Schoon, at or Eric Schwartz, OPI Products Inc. at

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Voter Resources

Taking part in the democratic process is a privilege and your chance to make your voice heard. Find out more about voting in your state.

Itís important that candidates running for office in your state know the importance of continuing occupational licensing of the beauty industry. Stay up to date on occupational licensing in the beauty industry and where candidates stand on the issue. Click here to learn more!