Category: Government Relations

  • ISBN Acts to Keep Salons Open
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    ISBN Acts to Keep Salons Open

    As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve across North America, ISBN members and industry partners are focusing activity on keeping salons open, according to ISBN Government Relations Chair Rhoda Olsen, vice chair of Great Clips. “On behalf of the entire professional beauty industry, Great Clips, Inc. and ISBN are collaborating to monitor state-by-state activity and […]

  • CDC Report: Face Covering Policies in Salons Work
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    CDC Report: Face Covering Policies in Salons Work

    A recent CDC report published on July 14 reinforces what the salon industry has been championing: that when salon professionals and their guests wear masks inside the salon and other licensed salon sanitation protocols are followed, risk of spread of the coronavirus is mitigated. The CDC research and report is very positive for the salon […]

  • Call to Action! Help Salons Stay Open
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    Call to Action! Help Salons Stay Open

    On July 13,  the same day that California’s governor announced the state was largely closing down again, ISBN reached out to members with U.S. and Canadian versions of an industry white paper titled “Hair Salons: A Licensed Industry Prepared to Stay Open.” “As many states have seen surges, we believe there will be continued unpredictability […]

  • Letter to Congress for 45B
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    Letter to Congress for 45B

    [row] [column size=’2/3′]As the nation begins to open at intervals and larger organizations in the professional beauty industry begin to identify how to recover, one thing the ISBN government relations committee has been working hard at is pushing for greater liquidity for large employers in the industry. Those that have been carved out of relief […]

  • FIGHTING FOR MORE SUPPORT
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    FIGHTING FOR MORE SUPPORT

    Now is the time for the entire beauty industry to rally and communicate with Congress, urges salon leader and government affairs advocate Frank Zona. Zona co-owns three Zona Professional salons in the Boston area and was a panelist on the recent “Staying Strong” webinar presented April 6 by Salon Today in partnership with ISBN. He […]

  • Future of the Beauty Industry Coalition Update
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    Future of the Beauty Industry Coalition Update

    Rhoda Olsen, Vice Chair of Great Clips and the Chair of the ISBN Government Relations Committee, hosted a webinar update for the ISBN Network outlining the FBIC initiatives and the activity regarding licensing. Watch the video recap and access the slide deck here and share with your colleagues. [row] [column size=’1/2′] Video Recap [/column] [column […]

  • ISBN Spreads FICA Tip Tax Fairness Message on Capitol Hill
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    ISBN Spreads FICA Tip Tax Fairness Message on Capitol Hill

    ISBN is working hard to help members—and all salon business owners—earn a long overdue tax credit. Board member Frank Zona, co-owner of Boston-area Zona Salons, and member Phil Horvath, President and COO of Hair Cuttery, were part of a salon industry coalition that met with congresspeople and their staffs in Washington, D.C. on October 23-24 […]

  • ISBN at Intercoiffure
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    ISBN at Intercoiffure

    Wherever serious salon business conversations are happening, ISBN members add the multi-unit perspective to the dialogue. ISBN President Scott Missad, president and CEO of Gene Juarez Salons and Spas in Seattle, recently spoke at the Intercoiffure America/Canada Fall Atelier in New York City. He used part of his time on stage to update the gathering […]

  • Managing a Multi-Generational Workplace
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    Managing a Multi-Generational Workplace

    This workshop at the 2019 ISBN Annual Conference was presented by Bob Roginson and Iggy Garcia of Ogletree Deakins, a leading labor and wage firm with expertise and locations across the United States.

  • Texas Common Sense Cosmetology Reform
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    Texas Common Sense Cosmetology Reform

    TEXAS HB 2847 by Goldman/Hancock The Future of the Beauty Industry Coalition and a Texas coalition of industry leaders are pleased with their recent success in Texas. In the closing hours of Texas’ 2019 legislative session, both the House and the Senate adopted a conference report to HB 2847 that reduced the course of instruction […]