PBA's Cut It Out Program Unites Salon and Beauty Professionals

Initially created by The Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham and the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Professional Beauty Association's (PBA) Cut It Out: Salons Against Domestic Abuse program aims to fight domestic abuse across the U.S., starting in communities' salons.

Cut It Out offers complimentary training and display materials to help salon professionals recognize the warning signs of abuse, and also gives salon owners the resources they need to refer clients, colleagues, friends and family to local shelters/resources for help.

Recently, PBA has begun asking salons and beauty professionals to participate in the Give the Power Back Drive, which not only aims to raise awareness, but funding, to end domestic violence. Salon owners can take advantage of this opportunity by hosting a fundraiser of their choice during October—Domestic Abuse Awareness month—which would include donating tips, asking for donations from clients, donating a percentage of sales or donating a percentage of each service.

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To assist in the fundraising efforts, participating salons will receive Cut It Out posters and safety cards; flyers and donation cards that feature the national domestic violence hotline number; and a customizable press release.

To register or for more information about the cause, send an email to [email protected]

—Beatrice Vantapool

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