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Salons, Barbershops and Personal Care Services in LA County Can Increase Capacity to 75%

Los Angeles County has met the threshold for the less restrictive orange tier in the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

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5 Ways to Reboot Your Brain After One Year of COVID Anxiety and Stress

It has been one year since the World Health Organization declared we were living in a pandemic. The stress of this reality can impact our health, physically and mentally. Here are tips to help us stay well from an award-winning scientist who has devoted his career to mental health and researching the brain.

Biden-Harris Administration Prioritizes PPP Relief for Beauty Industry the Next 2 Weeks

Starting today, the Biden-Harris Administration is opening an exclusive 14-day PPP loan application period for companies and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees. This could mean more relief is on the way for beauty professionals.

Memberships and Client Loyalty Helped One Grooming Franchise Stay Strong During the Pandemic

The flexibility of its monthly memberships and the generous support of its clients helped keep the Hammer & Nails franchise strong during the pandemic, even through the shutdown.

Friends of Beauty Changes Lives Award $250K in Relief Grants to Beauty Pros Impacted by the Pandemic

Led by the generosity of CND and the Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation, a coalition of Beauty Changes Lives Experience sponsors reallocate sponsorship dollars to support beauty professionals affected by the pandemic.

World's Largest Tip Day is May 1

The first World's Largest Tip Day, a campaign founded by beauty professionals, launches May 1, 2020.

Waiting on a Stimulus Payment? IRS Launches New Tracking Tool

For many stylists out of work, the government-supplied stimulus payment is eagerly awaited. Yesterday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) launched “Get My Payment” to track the status of a payment. If eligible, it will allow you a chance to provide your bank account details for direct deposit.

Nail Professional Workout + Giveaway is Live Now on NAILS IGTV

World renown trainer Tamilee Webb (of Buns of Steel) has created a workout exclusively for nail professionals. Watch it on IGTV and learn how you can win a virtual subscription.

Industry Leaders Band Together to Donate Masks and Gloves

Tam Nguyen of Advanced Beauty College and Johnny Ngo of Whale Spa band together for Operation: Nailing It for Health Care Workers.

REPORT: Which Beauty Categories Will Thrive, Which Will Struggle

No surprise that products promoting a cleaner lifestyle--soaps, sanitizers, even shampoos--continue to hold but products that are deemed 'can-wait' items may struggle for years to come, according to this new report from Kline.