During this time of uncertainty and an ever-changing news cycle, we find ourselves wanting to take action to protect those we serve. Over the last 24 hours, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) has received many inquiries about its actions related to the Covid-19 outbreak. In order to address those concerns, the PBA has provided a list of recommended resources for the industry.
PBA’s executive director, Steve Sleeper shares: “While we, as a close-knot community need to physically take a moment to separate, there is no doubt that we will come together stronger than ever. PBA is THE professional beauty industry’s association, and we are here to provide information, advocacy and assistance, because we are all in this together.
Below are the actions as of March 17, 2020 that the PBA is taking to support the industry:
- PBA’s Government Affairs team monitors any and all legislative activities diligently. If an opportunity surfaces during the coronavirus crisis to support the professional beauty community, PBA members who have activated their benefits under their membership will receive a call-to-action directly from the PBA via email.
- As the U.S. Senate currently works to develop an economic stimulus package, the PBA team is asking Congress to include the 45B FICA tax tip credit as part of the package. To take action, follow this link: https://p2a.co/e5ekeL7
- PBA is working to collect state and federal information and make it readily available. Content will be updated daily on their website at www.probeauty.org
- PBA is offering a one-year complimentary PBA Preferred Membership to all licensed professionals or salon/spa employees who do not currently hold an active membership. This membership provides access to a tele-health subscription for $10/month which will cover both physical and mental health needs for the family 24/7. This special program expires April 15, 2020 and can be accessed by texting BEAUTY to 88202 or directly at https://probeauty.wufoo.com/forms/were-in-this-together/
For up to date information from the PBA, visit https://www.probeauty.org/2020-coronavirus-faqs