Showing posts with label salon professionals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label salon professionals. Show all posts

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Help Your Fellow Beauty Industry Professionals in Need!

One of the best things about our industry is how inclusive it is. Beauty and the beauty industry crosses all boundaries, and our professionals look after each other. Each year, natural disasters impact the lives of our Professional friends across the country, and 2018 is no different.

Salon Professionals across the US have been severely impacted after Hurricane Florence and Michael this year, and the PBA Disaster Relief Fund is desperately in need of donations to assist them in their time of need. 



The PBA Disaster Relief Fund was established in 1955 to assist salon professionals with quick cash for short-term needs after disaster strikes. It is a program of the PBA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 100% of funds donated go directly to salon and beauty industry professionals.

There are 3 easy ways to donate and help a professional in their time of need!


Online 
https://probeauty.wufoo.com/forms/disaster-relief-fund-donation/


Mail
Make checks or money orders payable to:
PBA Disaster Relief Fund
15825 N. 71st Street, Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 

        Call
        Call PBA toll-free: 800.468.2274 x3453

        Thursday, October 19, 2017

        Domestic Violence Awareness and Salon Professionals - What You Should Know

        According to Behindthechair.com, in 2016, Illinois passed legislation that requires all salon professionals to complete 1-hour training to learn how to spot domestic violence and sexual assault, and since then, 14 additional states have introduced or passed similar legislation.

        The idea is that there is a very unique relationship between salon professionals and their clients, due to the personal nature of the services being performed, and many clients open up to their stylists about a variety of things in their lives. Salon professionals hold a unique standing, as they aren't a personal friend or family, but they aren't a complete stranger, either - especially if the client has been seeing the same stylist regularly. 

        The legislation varies in each location in the amount of training, as well as when the training is required, but they tend to emphasize for salon professionals to be capable of providing resources as necessary, and in many places, local professional groups have been involved in the writing of legislation to ensure the salon professionals are protected from liability.

        Outside of location-specific legislation, the National Cosmetology Association - now the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) - has been running the Cut It Out program nationwide since 2003. They have since trained hundreds of salon professionals in how to properly recognize signs of abuse and safely refer victims to help. 



        In 2000, the National Violence Against Women released a survey based on results found in the US:

        • 4.8 million women each year experience physical assaults and rapes by an intimate partner.
        • 2.9 million men each year experience physical assaults by an intimate partner.
        • 2 of 3 women who reported being raped, physically assaulted, or stalked since age 18 were victimized by an intimate partner or a date.
        • 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men experience an attempted or completed rape at some time in their lives.
        • More than half of all rapes of females occur before age 18; of these, 22% occur before age 12.
        Professionals within the beauty industry have a real opportunity to make an impact in the fight against domestic violence!