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Salon Labor and Wage Laws Focus of PBA Symposium

Beauty experts took a deep dive into compliance for owners. The event was sold-out.

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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.

ALERT: New 2020 Law Requires CA Booth Renters to Meet These Requirements

While this law doesn’t apply outside of California, it could become a model for other states.  Salons utilizing renters will have to run a much tighter ship and booth renters will need to show specific ways in which they are independent from the salon owner.

Landmark CA Legislation Defines "Independent Contractor"

AB 5 does provide relief for establishment owners that both work as stylists themselves as well as rent booth space.

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.

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.

Rethinking the Tip Tax Credit

As the salon industry finds new champions with Representatives Darin LaHood and Suzan DelBene, a new bill promises credits on the FICA taxes owners pay on tips.

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.