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Saturday, September 19, 2020

PBA Announces GBAC STAR Accreditation Partnership for Salons

The Professional Beauty Association has partnered with the Global Biorisk Advisory Council and its GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation Program.

This partnership will enable salons to become accredited in proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques, and work practices to combat biohazards and infectious disease.

The partnership marks the first time the professional beauty industry is aligning on such a standardized protocol.

GBAC STAR is the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation for facilities. The partnership will allow both clients and professionals to feel safe and secure in their salons.

Steve Sleeper, Executive Director of the PBA says of the partnership; “The Professional Beauty Association is excited to partner with GBAC on instituting a recognizable cleaning and disinfection accreditation seal to ensure the health and safety of salons, their staff, and clientele.”

The program will feature 20 elements ranging from standard operating procedures and risk assessments to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness and response measures.

To achieve GBAC STAR accreditation, salons must demonstrate compliance with all 20 elements through an online application with documentation and supporting evidence.

GBAC STAR accreditation means that a salon has:
• Established and maintained a cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents like the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
• The proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques, and work practices in place to combat biohazards and infectious disease.
• Highly informed cleaning professionals who are trained for an outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response.

To learn more about becoming a GBAC STAR-accredited salon and submit your application, visit

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