If you care about the beauty industry and can be in Washington D.C. on May 9, then I highly encourage you to volunteer your skills at the annual Welcome to Our World event on Capitol Hill.
Welcome to Our World, which I got to see first-hand last year, provides Congress members and their staffs with an intimate look at the beauty industry in action — via free manicures, haircuts, make-up applications, and other beauty services. It's a great chance to open Congress members' eyes to the importance of our industry, which is especially important when we need to lobby for changes to help our industry.
Last year's event was busy, with nails appearing to be the most popular service.This year's event, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Wednesday night, is currently looking for more volunteers. Please consider donating your time and skills as licensed nail tech, hairstylist, or massage therapist to the event. It's just a few hours, but it can make a big difference. For more information and to register, contact Rachel Plotts at (800) 211-4872 or rplotts [at] probeauty.org.