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Saturday, September 19, 2020

California Salons Reopen with Help from The Professional Beauty Association

The Professional Beauty Association, or PBA, the nation’s largest and most inclusive trade organization representing the professional beauty industry, has been at the frontline to help California salons reopen after sudden shutdowns in July.

Working with Governor Newsom’s office, the PBA has helped to create a roadmap for reopening California’s professional beauty businesses. The Governor’s office has expressed thanks for their collaboration and insight at this time.

A tiered county reopening program has been instituted, effective today, August 31st, in which salons and barbershops can open indoors following new guidelines, and nail and esthetician services can open according to a county-specific, four-tiered program.

The PBA will continue to offer support and collaborate with the Governor’s office. Steve Sleeper, Executive Director of the PBA says: “Now that California is going back to work, the PBA will maintain its collaboration with the state, offering data, member stories, and further insights — ensuring that the professional beauty industry continues to be represented moving forward.”

Myra Reddy, the organization’s Director of Government Affairs says “We have worked tirelessly with our membership and I remain grateful for their calls, emails, and outreach. Beyond our collaborative efforts, PBA worked to ensure our California members felt empowered — their advocacy efforts collectively created change’ this movement is about them.”

The Professional Beauty Association has created a series of Recommended Guidelines to aide salons and spas and will be soon announcing a new GBAC STAR accreditation program in association with GBAC and ISSE. The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) is the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation for facilities, which institutes the highest level of sanitization standardization.

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