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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.

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 care medical appointments through industry leader Teladoc.

Give Virtual Care is a bundled Virtual Healthcare Membership, not insurance. The membership provides immediate or scheduled telehealth visits for general med diagnosis, discounts on prescriptions, expert second medical opinions, tele-mental health and immediate Crisis Care as a completely bundled service for one low monthly cost. The affordable non-insurance solution offers 24/7 care for non-emergency conditions like cold and flu, sinus infections, sore throat, allergies, dermatology, sexual health, pediatrics and more. The Give Virtual Care App is available for all mobile devices and iPads. The Cares Act allows for HSA funds to be used for telehealth.

This is being presented as a low cost $25 a month package (discounted from $30 as a Beauty Federation benefit) and includes spouses/partners and full family members up to 15 individuals. Even people with full insurance will be attracted to the offering as it presents an alternative to going to urgent care and having to be stuck with a co-pay. The convenience and mobile application should be particularly resonant with the beauty and barbering community, as smartphones are ubiquitous in our industry. Even salon owners may choose to offer this to their employees, booth/suite renters and commission professionals as a retention benefit as it is so affordable.

For more information, go to https://www.ProBeauty.health 

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

Salons & Restaurants Sue Governor Newsom

Posted January 22, 2021, under Advocacy, Hot Topics

Since 1999, the Professional Beauty Federation of California has striven to give voice to California’s 620,000 hair/skin/nails licensed professionals and 53,000 licensed barbering/beauty establishments. In recent months, we have been very active in trying to keep our so-called “non-essential” but safe businesses in operation, including a concerted #OpenSalonsNow campaign and …

BREAKING: Financial Relief Announced by PBFC!

Posted December 22, 2020, under Advocacy, Hot Topics

PBFC Announces PPP Opportunity … Placing Our Industry In The Front of the Line! Congress recently passed and President Trump signed a COVID-19 relief package, which includes $284B in additional funding for another round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to assist struggling businesses.  Unlike the prior round that went mostly …

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