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This is where we keep you abreast of the latest news, information, and happenings impacting the beauty and barbering industry.  You can also follow more frequent updates on our Facebook page: PBFC Facebook  From recent changes in the law to emerging policy reform initiatives, you’ll be on the cutting edge of real-time, reliable and actionable insights that only the Beauty Federation can deliver.

Finally Covid $ for Independents/Self-Employed!

Posted April 10, 2023, under Benefits, Covid Relief, Hot Topics, PPP

Booth/Suite Renter *** Self-Employed hair/skin/nails professional *** Independent Contractor/1099

FINALLY there is Covid Relief $ for you! 

You’ve probably heard all the adds aimed at employers for “ERC” relief funds.  We at the PBF led the way over a year ago in this regard and have successfully been helping thousands of salon/spa/shop/school employers receive these federal tax credits  … and we’re continuing to do so, so if you are an employer with at least two W-2 employees, go to this link and get your share before it’s too late!

But we have been hearing the cries of our independents wondering “What about us?!”  

That’s why we’re so excited to finally be able to rollout our self-guided, online portal to help you access your own share of federal relief $$.  And it could mean as much as $32,200 — depending on your stated income in Schedule SE of your 2019, 2020 and 2021 tax returns … this is serious money!

Together with our long-time and trusted partners at Adesso Capital, we are preparing the final touches of our unprecedented online portal designed specifically for independent beauty professionals.  This online tool has been put together by industry experts, CPAs and tax attorneys to help our self-employed professionals access and maximize their share of these final Covid relief funds; and like it’s counterpart  for employers applying for ERC funds, it will also generate and deliver all of the necessary paperwork for our hard-working hair/skin/nails professionals.  

This little known federal program seeks to replace income that 1099, self-employed and independent salon, spa, and barbershop workers lost during the Covid years — as a result of lockdowns, worksite capacity limits, Covid illness or vaccine reactions, medical or self-imposed quarantines, children stuck at home doing virtual/remote learning, etc..  Consider it “ERC” for independent professionals.  

As long as you had filed a Schedule SE as part of your annual tax returns in 2020 and 2021, and you missed work due to Covid-related matters, you’re likely qualified.

With our successful history of helping over 10,000 beauty professionals receive PPP funds two years ago, followed by the past year of getting thousands of beauty/barbering employers ERC funds (which we continue to do), we are now ready to help our independent professionals receive their fair share of these final federal funds.

The Covid pandemic was devastating to our industry, most especially our self-employed beauty and barbering professionals.  We know you deserve these dollars, and that’s why we have been working very hard behind the scenes to deliver this final remaining Covid relief $ to you through our seamless, self-guided, online portal.

Go to ProBeautyRelief to secure your legally-entitled assistance before it’s too late!  

Here is My Why. Personal Story from Cancer Survivor Leonie Waite, Hairstylist and Owner of Franzine Beauty, Talking About Living Benefits

Posted October 12, 2022, under Hot Topics

My name is Leonie Waite. Here is my why. At the tender age of sixteen, I first realized I wanted to be an entrepreneur. I was always making money finding odd jobs because my mom was a single parent of six kids. I became successful and started making great income …

PBF Now Offers Virtual Healthcare Services

Posted May 11, 2022, under Benefits, Hot Topics

The Professional Beauty Federation (PBF) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with GVC Health Tech and it’s disruptive App product, Give Virtual Care, to offer for the first time to beauty and barbering professionals a turn-key affordable virtual healthcare membership solution that includes unlimited, on-demand, virtual urgent and general …

Introducing Pro Beauty Pay™ – Our Industry’s Merchant Payment Solution

Posted May 3, 2022, under Benefits, Hot Topics

Over the next few weeks, we will be rolling out some exciting new partnerships that pass considerable savings and valuable benefits to our beloved followers. We hope some of these new offerings will be of value to you, as we worked hard to negotiate the best deals for our barbering/beauty …

PBFC Guides Employers to New Federal $$$

Posted July 15, 2021, under Advocacy, Hot Topics, PPP

Beauty Federation Announces New Service to Help Salons and Beauty Owners with New Government Tax Credit Opportunity Up to $33,000 Per Employee If You Qualify! July 15, 2021 — Sacramento, CA — The Professional Beauty Federation of California is pleased to announce the launch of a turn-key, full services platform …

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SB 803 and Its Impact Explained — Podcast Interview

Posted June 21, 2021, under Advocacy, Deregulation, Hot Topics, Licensure, Schools/Students

Hair Game podcast host and Salon Republic founder, Eric Taylor, interviews PBFC Legal Counsel/Advocate Fred Jones about the potential implications of our beloved industry if SB 803 as currently drafted becomes law. This long-format interview answers many of your questions about this dramatic reform legislation, including not only the threatening …

Legislative/Regulatory Reforms

SB 803 Threatens Our Professionalism

Posted May 19, 2021, under Advocacy, Deregulation, Licensure, Schools/Students

Just last week, SB 803 (Roth — Riverside County) was gutted-and-amended into a bill that would usher in major and troubling reforms.  We are calling on everyone earning a living in the barbering/beauty industry to reach out to your state representatives and express your concerns.  In short, please help us #StopSB803 …

From PPP Funding … to PPP Forgiveness

Posted May 9, 2021, under Hot Topics, PPP

Anyone who has followed our recent work will know that the PBFC established an unprecedented, nationwide program to get our industry badly needed and well-deserved PPP relief funds from the federal government.  That effort helped guide thousands of behind-the-chair professionals and establishment owners to this little pot of gold, something …

PBFC Guides Our Industry to the Pot of Gold

Posted April 16, 2021, under Advocacy, Hot Topics, PPP

If you are an establishment owner, a booth/suite renter or self-employed professional, we will help you secure government relief funds through our unprecedented online portal, so please read this full article. As most of you are aware, the Professional Beauty Federation of California has been standing tall in defense of …

President Biden Prioritizes Our Industry For Next 2 Weeks!

Posted February 27, 2021, under Hot Topics, PPP

President Joseph Biden announced that he would direct the Small Business Administration to only accept PPP applications from self-employed/sole proprietors and companies with fewer than 20 employees for 14 days beginning this week.  This prioritizes our industry applicants more than any other economic sector! And this second round of $284B of PPP …

Legislative/Regulatory Reforms

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