PBA Call to Action: Fight Legislation, Deregulation in Illinois, Michigan, and Rhode Island

PBA urges action as Illinois and Michigan want to deregulate barbering licensing, and Rhode Island aims to drastically reduce cosmetology licensing hours.

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Tennessee Lawmakers Move to Make Licensing Unnecessary

A set of companion bills would allow any person to practice cosmetology without a license as long as the provider enters into a written contract with the client.

Legislative Update: Learn About Rules, Regulations That Will Impact the Beauty Industry

The first week of spring finds 33 state legislatures actively meeting.

An Open Letter to the Industry from PBA's Steve Sleeper

PBA's Executive Director Steve Sleeper pens a letter to the professional beauty industry as legislators continue to attempt to deregulating the industry.

Missouri Considers Deregulating Cosmetologists, PBA Responds

Missouri is considering a bill that would deregulate cosmetologists and barbers in the state, allowing people to practice without a license. The Professional Beauty Industry encourages beauty professionals to act and here's how.

Licensing Threats: Myra Irizarry on the "I Am" Campaign

Myra Irizarry, the PBA’s director of government affairs and industry relations, sheds light on legislative threats to cosmetology licenses and a free program to help you educate your community.

PBA Launches New Educational Campaign on Deregulation

In the light of many state governments moving to deregulate occupational licensing, PBA's new awareness campaign offers signage and talking points on the importance of licensing to interested salons and beauty professionals.

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