August 10, 2009
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and the National Cosmetology Association (NCA) just announced the two organizations have signed an agreement to effect a proposed merger. The merger will combine the best practices and leverage the complementary strengths, assets, and member benefits of each group to improve all sectors of the professional beauty industry.
April 17, 2009
The International Pedicure Association (IPA) is continuing its mission of educating and providing support for pedicure professionals following the death of its founder, Dr. Dennis Arnold, who passed away in late 2008.
April 16, 2009
The PBA (Professional Beauty Association) operates a volunteer mentor program to help grow salon and spa businesses.
January 29, 2009
Universal Companies and the NCEA (National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors, and Associations) have teamed up to offer training to help prepare candidates for the NCEA Certification exam.
January 15, 2009
The PBA CareerCenter, PBA's brand new job board, is an online resource for making employment connections in the beauty industry.
December 19, 2008
The National Cosmetology Association (NCA) recently elected a new Board of Directors, including new board president Mark Goodman.
September 15, 2008
The International Nail Technicians (INTA) has appointed of Doug Schoon to serve as its chief scientific advisor.
August 8, 2008
INTA Opposes "Fish Pedicure"
May 11, 2007
The American Association of Cosmetology Schools has designed a website just for educators at www.beautyeducators.org.
April 4, 2007
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) has redesigned its website.
October 1, 2000
May 1, 2000
At a time when the nail industry needs them most, professional associations are having a tough time getting, and keeping, membership. I think it’s a shame that people can’t or won’t see the benefit to the greater good of banding together.
August 1, 1999
March 1, 1999
September 1, 1998
The Professional Association of Nailcare Specialists and Nailtechnicians of Germany is formed to support German nail techs.
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