PBA predecessor, Beauty and Barber Supply Institute Inc. (BBSI) founded with 47 members, all men
NCA predecessor, National Hairdressers and Cosmetologists Association (NHCA) was founded. Membership included beauty salon owners and annual dues ranged from $1 - $2
NHCA founder and President C.W. Godefroy establishes contacts on Capitol Hill to track legislation affecting the beauty industry
Losing workers to higher-paying federal munitions jobs and concerns over dwindling material supplies as a result of the US war effort is a hot topic of the 1941 BBSI annual meetings
With support from beauty product manufacturers, NHCA efforts lead to the removal of a 20% tax imposed on cosmetics used professionally
NHCA founds first Disaster Relief Fund, raising more than $6,000 for its members after major flooding in several Northeastern states
NHCA joins OHFC (predecessor organization to Organisation Mondiale Coiffure) as US representative. From Left to Right: Louis Schmidt, William Sneden, Peggy White, Mamie Scott, Buddy Walton, Leo Passage
A Texas esthetics organization suggested NHCA change its name to exclude the word "Hairdressers" to encourage estheticians to join the association. The National Cosmetology Association was born.
Look Good Feel Better founded by the Cosmetics, Toiletry & Fragrance Association and partners with the American Cancer Society and NCA to implement training program for stylists.
The Salon Association (TSA) is created as a branch of BBSI to complement its programs and services and to serve the interests of salon owners
BBSI acquires the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) from Modern Salon Media
International Cosmetology Expo, now the International Salon and Spa Expo, makes its debut in Los Angeles
Volunteer BBSI member salon professionals converge on Capitol Hill for the first Welcome to Our World event
BBSI and IFI partner to bring Cosmoprof North America to the industry
CUT IT OUT / Salons Against Domestic Abuse awareness program founded
American Beauty Association (ABA), The Salon Association (TSA), and Beauty and Barber Supply Institute Inc. (BBSI) merge to form the Professional Beauty Association (PBA)
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) merges with the National Cosmetology Association (NCA) to become the largest trade association dedicated to the ENTIRE beauty industry
PBA live education debuts new Regional Salon Summits and the Distributor Executive Conference.
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