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PBA and Milady Announce Partnership to Expand BeautyU

August 7, 2011 | 7:32 PM

PBA and Milady Announce Partnership to Expand BeautyU

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Milady. For more than 80 years, Milady, which is part of Cengage Learning, has been a provider of leading beauty and wellness solutions aimed to support beauty professionals in personal career development and overall business success. This partnership will enhance BeautyU, PBA's online and on-demand education program.

BeautyU is targeted education for manufacturers, distributors, salon/spa owners, and licensed professionals. By working with Milady, PBA will be able to expand the amount and variety of premier educational tools and resources on topics such as: sales, marketing, finance, operations, leadership, safety guidelines, new style techniques, human resources, and more. The menu of offerings will include online classes, live and archived webinars, CDs/DVDs, and books. In addition, by partnering with Milady, PBA will also be able to expand its on-site classes and training sessions at PBA's family of events, including the International Salon and Spa Expos (ISSE) in Long Beach and the Chicagoland area along with PBA Beauty Week in Las Vegas.

"PBA is continually working to ensure our members and the industry has access to first-rate and relevant education that helps drive personal and business success. With the Milady educational partnership, we firmly believe we have the most comprehensive educational offerings available for the beauty industry," says Jessi Marshall, PBA's Director of Industry Programs & Education. The offerings provided by BeautyU, in partnership with Milady, are available for PBA members and non-members. Additionally, PBA members continue to receive member discounts on all educational tools and services. To access PBA's educational offerings, please visit

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