Lawmakers propose legislation to offer tax relief to beauty salons

Andrew M. Santos

Two members of Congress teamed up Friday to introduce a bipartisan bill that would offer tax credits for income from tips to beauty salon owners and workers.

Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Washington, and Darin LaHood, R-Illinois, together introduced the Small Business Tax Fairness and Compliance Simplification Act, which would offer tax relief to beauty professionals and salon owners by extending the Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) tax tip credit to the beauty service industry. The credit helps provide more accurate reporting of tipped income. The legislation would also reimburse small businesses for implementing reporting systems for tips.

The tip credit is already available for restaurants, bars and other parts of the food service industry. When the credit was made available in the food and beverage industry, it improved reporting of tipped income, and its proponents argue it’s time to give parity to the beauty industry. The legislation also comes at

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AMR Hair & Beauty Supplies is Providing the Australian Market with Cost-Effective Salon Essentials

Andrew M. Santos

AMR Hair and Beauty is Providing was founded in 2004 by an immigrant entrepreneur who was just 14 years old when he started his first eBay business. Now AMR is Australia’s fastest-growing hair and beauty supply enterprise.

NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA / ACCESSWIRE / February 14, 2021 / Access to cost-effective hair products is something that most consumers want, but that can be a matter of survival for small salons and solo traders who want to make a living in the beauty industry. And AMR is helping both groups by offering a wide collection of salon-essentials at fair prices to both consumers and traders.

“We believe that salon products should be accessible, affordable, and convenient for all our customers,” states the AMR website. “At the core of AMR, we have our hairdressing and beauty salon owners at heart. AMR unconditionally guarantees trade prices to our trade customers.”

The company was

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Where We Live: Dean’s Beauty Salon & Barbershop

Andrew M. Santos

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Dean’s Beauty Salon & Barbershop is likely the oldest Black-owned business in Oregon.

Kim Brown is the third generation to run the family business. She grew up at Dean’s Beauty Salon in Northeast Portland, which was founded in 1954 by her grandparents Benjamin and Mary “Rose” Dean from Birmingham, Alabama.

Benjamin came to Oregon in the 1940s to work in the Kaiser shipyards, as did many Black families who settled in Portland. Rose started doing hair at home and Benjamin got his barber’s license.

Dean’s Beauty Salon & Barbershop was born.

“They wanted generational wealth in their family and that’s pretty much what they did,” said Kim.

With four generations of clients, Dean’s became a community space where African-Americans could get more than a haircut or a style. If you needed a babysitter, a plumber, a lively conversation, even a job, Dean’s was a good place

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Car crashes into beauty salon Thursday morning in southwest Topeka

Andrew M. Santos

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – No serious injuries were reported Thursday morning when a sport utility vehicle crashed through the front door of a beauty salon in southwest Topeka.

The crash was reported around 10 a.m. at the I.H.S. salon at 5642 S.W. 29th in the Barrington Village shopping center.

Police at the scene said a GMC Acadia SUV went up and over a curb in front of the business before crashing through the front door.

Two people inside the front of the salon were reported to have suffered injuries not believed to be serious.

Jody Roberts, the salon’s owner, said a customer and a hairdresser who were inside the salon were “thrown” several feet after the SUV crashed into the building.

Roberts said the customer, a man, was taken to a local hospital by American Medical Response ambulance for treatment.

The hairdresser didn’t require immediate treatment at the hospital, Roberts

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