A voice for beauty in California


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WOW Sponsor

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Professional Beauty Federation of California

Welcome to the Official Web Site for the PBFC

We are the united voice for California's beauty industry working to raise the level of professionalism and the image of our industry in our state. We do this by working to influence public policy, industry regulation, and promoting positive public relations and perceptions of California's beauty and barbering profession. 

If you are an independent salon owner, multi-salon owner, salon manager, manufacturer, distributor, hair stylist/colorist, nail artist, esthetician, electrologist or barber, this organization supports you (and your organizations) in pursuit of shared industry goals





The PBFC is proud of its accomplishments and we welcome your support, participation and communications as we move ahead into the future.



View All Our 2017 WOW Photos

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"The Spa on the Steps" of the
State Capitol Building in Sacramento.


PBFC's Legal Counsel Fred Jones, Assemblymember Isadore Hall III, and his Chief-of-Staff

Busy Tent
Over 250 individual services performed on policymakers, regulators and staffers by over 40 volunteer beauty professionals.


It takes many volunteers to make 'Welcome to Our World (W.O.W.) happen each year. They came from all over the state, many representing WOW Sponsor companies (See photo gallery above)

Watch Creative Nail Design's 'Beauty Changes Lives'
at a Recent WOW Event

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2014 Sacramento Bee likes PBFC's WOW event

2013 Welcome to Our World (W.O.W.) Hosts Legislators & Regulators on Capitol Steps

March 19, 2013 - PBFC Legal Counsel Fred Jones testimony at the 2013 Senate Sunset Review.

2012 Welcome to Our World (W.O.W.) Sets New Record for Most Individual Services.

California State Board No Longer Requires Models for Practical Exam

Creative Nail Design (CND) produces 'Beauty Changes Lives' video at PBFC WOW 2011

PBFC Hosts 2011 "Welcome to Our World" (WOW) for California Legislators in Sacramento.

Texas Salons Explore State Relations Initiative with Potential National Rollout to Follow.

10th Anniverary of 'Welcome to Our World' (WOW) in Sacramento

July, 2009 - Warning - Licensing Scam Targets California Licensee. Beware fake renewal offer.

April, 2009 - Capitol Weekly examines progress of PBFC agenda and BBC.

April, 2009 - PBFC's Welcome to Our World meets and greets California legislators, staffers and administration officials.

February, 2009 - Cosmetology Curriculum Reform Approved by Office of Administrative Law.

February, 2009 - NIC Written Exam Adopted.

October, 2008 Beauty Store Business profiles PBFC

October, 2008 Nails Magazine Reviews Welcome to Our World

February, 2009 - Cosmetology Curriculum Reform Approved by Office of Administrative Law.

February, 2009 - NIC Written Exam Adopted.

SB 45 grants temporary authority to BBC for new school licensure

New Regulations for Immediate License Suspension for 2008 enacted - (For Fact Sheet Click here)

California Board of Barbering & Cosmetology Application, Exam and Renewal Fee Increases for 2008 enacted