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Tippy Donates $10,000 to PBA for Scholarship Program

Stacey Soble | April 6, 2019 | 7:25 AM
Tippy's Terry McKim and David Tashjian present a check to PBA's Bonnie Conte and Steve Sleeper to fund 10 professional beauty scholarships.

In an effort to provide salon industry professionals financial empowerment, Tippy, the disruptive, digital tipping application for the salon and spa industries, donated $10,000 to the Professional Beauty Association (PBA).  The funds will go towards continuing education programs that include financial literacy workshops and educational seminars, all designed to empower stylists financially.

The funds will be distributed in ten $1,000 scholarships granted to individual PBA Members that are licensed cosmetologists and go towards continuing education programs.  The programs are designed to empower stylists financially and include advanced academy and manufacturer education programs, business education and technology courses, and other established professional beauty industry education programs.

 “We are excited to partner with the PBA,” said David Tashjian, CEO/President of Tippy. “They are perfectly aligned with Tippy’s goal of the financial empowerment of salon industry professionals.”

 The Tippy scholarship is available for current PBA Preferred Individual Members who are licensed cosmetologists. The application deadline is August 31, 2019 and all submissions will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the PBA Chair. To learn more about this opportunity, visit probeauty.org/scholarships.

“We are very excited to partner with Tippy to help empower stylists and other beauty professionals”, said PBA’s Director of Leadership Operations & Charitable Programs, Rachel Molepske. “Tippy's generous scholarship opportunities make it possible for beauty professionals to enhance and elevate their career”.

About Tippy: Tippy is a digital tipping solution built for salon industry professionals by industry professionals. Tippy’s disruptive technology offers a suite of tools reducing salon owners’ processing fees and improving service providers’ tips, helping them to meet and exceed financial goals. Its digital tipping kiosk system is a unique business solution that empowers financial stability in salon and spas throughout the country. For more information, visit MeetTippy.com.

 About Professional Beauty Association The Professional Beauty Association is one of the largest and most inclusive trade organization representing the entire beauty industry. PBA exists to elevate, unite and serve the beauty industry and the professionals who improve people’s lives. Formed by the merger of the Beauty and Barber Supply Institute (BBSI), American Beauty Association (ABA), The Salon Association (TSA), and the National Cosmetology Association (NCA), the Professional Beauty Association is the only organization to represent the entire beauty industry. Representing nearly 2,000 beauty-centric businesses, and more than 50,000 individuals, PBA members include manufacturers, distributors, salons, spas, schools, independent practitioners, students and industry suppliers. In addition to advocacy, PBA provides its members with opportunities to save money on events and education, and access to industry research and resources. Committed to the long-term success of the stylist and the businesses that employ and support them, PBA is focused on enhancing the professionalism of the industry and committed to helping members achieve personal and professional excellence. For more information on membership levels and dues please visit: www.probeauty.org/join.

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