Professional Beauty Association

Everything You Need to Know About The PBA Foundation

As a professional in the beauty industry, you know first-hand the power of how getting involved can make a difference in the lives of your colleagues, your clients, your neighbors, and more. 

Our careers put us in a unique position to be a platform for change, to be a resource of knowledge for everyone we come into contact with (and as you know, that’s a lot of people), and to be proactive in making a difference in the lives of everyone we know.

But wanting to make a change and actually putting in the steps to make a change aren’t always so easily connected. As a beauty pro, it’s possible you understand the power of the platform you’ve worked hard to have, but you might not totally grasp where to start when it comes to making a difference.

If this is something you can relate to, you’re in the right place.

Today, we’re talking about the Professional Beauty Association Foundation, an organization that helps you use your platform to give back to your beauty community and your clients.

For those of you who want to change the world but don’t know where to begin, we suggest you start right here with this article about the Professional Beauty Association Foundation!

What is the Professional Beauty Association?

Before we dive into the details of what PBA does to make such inspiring differences in our communities, we first want to give you the low-down on who this foundation is in the first place.

The Professional Beauty Association is an organization that’s a collective group of members that knit together this association—manufacturers, MUAs, stylists, freelancers, salons, spas, beauty schools, students, and so much more.

Overall, the goal of the group is to provide the members with resources, support, connections, and more to help elevate their career as well as improve the industry overall. They support their members, advocate for them, empower them, and build them up.

But more than that, they use their association to make differences in the lives of people who need it most through their members. They put together various charities, events, movements, and more through their PBA Foundation to help change lives, make differences, and improve communities—and they do it all through the help of members of the beauty industry (just like you).

How Does the PBA Foundation Make a Difference?

The Professional Beauty Association Foundation’s main goal is to use the beauty industry to make positive change and to encourage professionals like you to take on an integral role to be a part of something bigger. To do that, they offer several opportunities to give back to your beauty community and your clients through their PBA Charities.

One of their charities, Cut It Out, rallies the beauty community against domestic abuse. This charity builds awareness of domestic abuse through awareness materials that are displayed in your salon or spa and trains professionals (like you) how to recognize warning signs and refer your clients safely if you suspect they’re dealing with domestic abuse. 

Another charity the foundation organizes is the Disaster Relief Fund. This fund is dedicated to helping salon professionals to rebuild their lives after devastating natural disasters. Since the fund started, the foundation has been able to raise over $2 million (which was donated by members of the beauty community) to help thousands of professionals in their time of need.

The PBA foundation also collaborates with the Look Good Feel Better program, an organization that helps women with cancer. This free, non-medical, brand-neutral, and national public service was created to help people with cancer to look good, improve their self-esteem, and manage treatment and recovery with greater confidence.

How You Can Help the Foundation?

When it comes to making a difference and promoting positive change, the Professional Beauty Association Foundation is a great starting point for any stylist or beauty professional out there.

So, how exactly can you get involved? There is a myriad of ways that you can start working with the PBA right now. Our best advice? Reach out to the foundation directly and see what they need most. That being said, there are plenty of other ways to get involved immediately, like:

Join the Association

Become a member of the PBA to learn more about their foundation, their charities, and how you can get involved. Invite your friends and study up on how the PBA makes a difference and how you can, too.

Donate, Donate, Donate

Time and effort are huge facilitators of change, but money doesn’t hurt, either. If you’re able to, donate to one of the Professional Beauty Association Foundation's charities to help them continue their quest to make a difference.

Enroll in One of their Charity’s Programs

Whether you enroll in their Cut it Out Training program, work hands-on with their Disaster Relief Charity, or take an active role in collaborating with the Look Good Feel Better program, you’ll be making an enormous difference in someone’s life.

Organize a Fundraising Event with PBA

Work with PBA directly and organize a fundraising event for one (or more) of their charities. This will help you get the word out about PBA, inform your beauty pro friends, and hopefully raise funds for a great cause while connecting with other professionals.

Spread the Word

Making a difference doesn’t always come in the form of a wad of cash—sometimes it’s as simple as raising awareness. Spread the news about PBA and explain to your friends in the beauty industry that there’ a foundation out there who’s helping pros like you make a tangible difference in their community. Don’t be shy—spread the word!

Making a difference just takes one small step in the right direction—so make that step today! 

Check out the Professional Beauty Association Foundation’s charities, learn about how you can help, and take action ASAP.

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