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California Beauty Federation Holds 19th Annual WOW Event

The Professional Beauty Federation of California’s ‘Welcome to Our World’ (W.O.W) lobbying event bridges a connection between policy makers and beauty industry professionals.

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New York City Bans Discrimination Based On Hairstyle

Hair discrimination now carries a hefty fine of $250,000 for any policies that restrict natural hairstyles.

Sip, Sip; Snip, Snip: Examining the Implementation of the Drybar Bill in California

Attorney Kavin Williams walks owners through the recent legislation allowing California salons to serve complimentary beer and wine, how the bill overcame opposition and what has happened since its implementation.

Reps. LaHood and DelBene Introduce Legislation Aimed to Empower Beauty-Based Business by Extending Tip Tax Credit

The Small Business Tax Fairness and Compliance Simplification Act (H.R. 6736) would modernize existing laws to provide relief to small businesses in the hair care and beauty service industry.

A Statement on the Passage of the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act

On Sept. 1, California lawmakers approved Senate Bill 1249, the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, and sent the Bill to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature.

Solo Artists, Booth Renters, Independent Contractors, Change Is Coming in CA

"...the vast majority of booth rental salons as currently constituted in California are now in legal jeopardy."

Legislative Updates: Blow Drying Bill, Microblading, and More

Need-to-know updates from the American Association of Cosmetology Schools.

Illinois Passes Law Requiring All Licensed Beauty Professionals to Get Domestic Violence Training

Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, Illinois is requiring all licensed salon professionals within the state of Illinois to be trained on how to handle situations of domestic violence when speaking with clients.

ColorProof Founder Jim Markham on FDA Cosmetic Regulations and Small Businesses

*Originally published on TheHill,com, this opinion piece by ColorProof CEO and Founder Jim Markham has been reprinted below. Markham comments on increased FDA regulations as it relates to the cosmetic industry.

Serving Liquor in Salons: CA Moves to Make it Legal

 It's already happening but now it might become a legal activity.  Happy Hour in the salon or barbershop might be able to come out into the open in California with the passing of a bill, coauthored by Assemblyman Scott Wilk and ...