CABA to unite the Canadian beauty industry
June 30, 2011- What: There’s a new association that will unite the professional beauty industry. CABA or the Cosmetology Allied Beauty Association will act as one voice for beauty professionals. The idea is to offer business programs, insurance & benefits programs, access to latest trends and an opportunity for cosmetologists to interact with members.
Who: Industry salon leaders such as Leopold Bissonnette, Anna Pacitto, John Donato and Kelly Kalmbach were part of a committee to help establish some guidelines. Ian Marc Smith from Imagine salon & spa in Nova Scotia and Shelley Murphy of L’Oréal will be CABA spokespeople.
Soundbites: “As a salon owner, stylist, and having been the president of our provincial Cosmetology Association, I am thrilled & very excited to see C.A.B.A (Cosmetology Allied Beauty Association) a national association uniting our industry in ways that will strengthen & bond our cosmetologists with a strong voice. The opportunity to develop Canadian trends in hair, skin & nails will be invaluable to us as a country and on a global basis. The association will allow professionals to share with like-minded members and impact decisions on a federal level, develop bonds with leading artists to strengthen technical & verbal skills and increase earning potential (education) while decreasing everyday expenditures.” – Ian Marc Smith, owner of Imagine salon & spa in Bedford, Nova Scotia
“It’s time for our professional beauty industry to gain the respect it deserves amongst other professional trades. The CABA as an extension of the ABA (Allied Beauty Association) will have a mission to create one voice across the nation representing all beauty professionals. We are proud to be a part of this evolution.” – John Costanza, BSG