Professional Beauty Association

Mark Cuban Named PBA Business Forum Keynote Speaker

Mark Cuban

Businessman, TV personality and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is the Professional Beauty Association's keynote speaker for the 2014 PBA Business Forum, taking place July 13 during PBA Beauty Week. Hosted by Cosmoprof North America, PBA Beauty Week is scheduled for July 12-15 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Plastic Microbeads Legislation Update From the Professional Beauty Association

Plastic Microbeads Legislation Update From the Professional Beauty Association

Beauty Store Business attended the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors' 2014 Cosmetic/Technical Regulatory Forum March 6 at the Le Meridien Delfina in Santa Monica, California. One of the many topics discussed there was pending state legislation across the United States banning the use of plastic microbeads in beauty products.

After the event, we asked Myra Y. Irizarry Reddy, director of government affairs at the Professional Beauty Association—who also attended the ICMAD forum—for an update.

Negotiations Regarding Proposed Federal Regulatory Bill of Beauty Products Stall

Negotiations Regarding Proposed Federal Regulatory Bill of Beauty Products Stall

Progress toward new federal legislation for beauty products in 2014 took one giant step backward, perhaps more, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration issued a letter March 6 criticizing industry trade associations and their ongoing efforts to create it—and made that letter public.

City of Hope Honors Kirschner With Spirit of Life Award

City of Hope Honors Kirschner With Spirit of Life Award

Harlan Kirschner, CEO of international professional-beauty manufacturers rep group The Kirschner Group, will receive the 2014 Spirit of Life Award during City of Hope's professional salon industry event July 12 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.

PBA Extends Shows Agreement With GES Through 2018

PBA Extends Shows Agreement With GES Through 2018

The Professional Beauty Association and Global Experience Specialists, which provides exhibition, event and entertainment experiences, have extended their existing trade-shows agreement.

The International Salon and Spa Expo in Long Beach, California, and Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas will continue to work with GES through 2018.

PBA: ISSE Midwest "Postponed Indefinitely Starting With The 2013 Event"

PBA: ISSE Midwest "Postponed Indefinitely Starting With The 2013 Event"

This year's International Salon and Spa Expo Midwest scheduled for Nov. 3-4 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois—the only venue that the show has ever had—will not take place. And its future is uncertain.