Professional Beauty Association Enters New Era with Change in Leadership and Strategic Three-Year Plan

In his 20-year tenure as Executive Director, Sleeper has worked tirelessly to elevate and unite the professional beauty industry.  Over the years he worked with the PBA’s volunteer Board of Directors and Leadership Councils to offer business tools, education, advocacy, and more to PBA’s diverse members and the professional beauty industry as a whole. Under his guidance, the members of the Beauty & Barber Supply Institute (BBSI), the American Beauty Association (ABA), The Salon Association (TSA), and the National Cosmetology Association (NCA) joined forces to create the Professional Beauty Association, which has become the industry’s largest and most comprehensive trade

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Fashion Makes Change Will Give You the Option to “Round Up” Your Purchase and Empower the Women Who Make Your Clothes

What will it take for the fashion industry to become truly sustainable? I don’t have a single answer to that question, mostly because there isn’t just one answer. Organic fibers won’t save us, nor will high-tech bio-based ones, or circular systems, or on-demand production. Progress isn’t entirely on the consumer’s shoulders, nor can we pin all the responsibility on designers and policymakers. “All of this finger-pointing isn’t getting us anywhere,” insists Cara Smyth, a former executive at Jil Sander and Burberry. “We have less than 2,700 days left until irreversible climate change. What we need is a collaborative, holistic approach—one

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