Pennsylvania Professional Image Alliance
WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER
A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Beauty and Barber Industry Coalition in PA organized to help local shop owners strengthen and advance their businesses.
We connect you and help represent you in overcoming challenges through grants and government assistance.
We provide a support network for business owners, guiding them on everything from marketing to financial management.
We offer training opportunities, access to suppliers, and courses for expanding your knowledge and your business strength.
Benefits associated with PPIA
By joining PPIA, you will have access to exclusive educational opportunities, networking events, and promotional resources. As a member of PPIA, you will be able to connect with other industry professionals and learn from their experience and expertise.
Grow your network
Expand your business
Build your expertise
Help your community
What Makes Us STRONG
Network with the best in the industry
Our beauty and barber coalition is a great way to network with other professionals in your field.
We often get together at networking events as a way to stay connected and share new ideas. These events are a great way to collaborate with other industry professionals, exchange ideas and best practices, stay up-to-date on the latest trends in your field, and learn from their experience and expertise.
You can lean on and/or make a difference in the community
PPIA provides a supportive network for business owners, guiding them on everything from marketing to financial management. This is a great place to ask questions and get advice from fellow business owners.
When you’re in a beauty and barber coalition, you also have the power to make a real difference in the community by being a mentor yourself. Teach those less experienced and help others succeed.
Share knowledge and resources
By working together, beauty and barber professionals can share knowledge and resources. We have exclusive educational opportunities, networking events, and promotional resources.
As a member of PPIA, you will have access to all of these resources that will help you grow your business. So join today and be a part of this vibrant and thriving community!
Learn new techniques to support the strength of your company
There are many different types of educational opportunities available to PPIA members. This includes training events, access to suppliers, and courses for expanding your knowledge and your business strength.
You need to be ready for anything and everything. We can teach you how to get there quickly to ensure your business is fortified to protect you against even the fiercest of storms.
Where to go from here
Learn when and where our next meeting or fundraising even is in your area.
As a member, we have courses to teach you what you need to know to get funded, learn new skills, and jump ahead.
$10,000 Commerce Department Saber Grant 2
Deadline For Accepting Applications: Monday, October 16, 2023, at 5:00pm
SABER 2 will support qualifying black and brown businesses. The grant reinforces the recovery and growth of the barbershop and beauty industry that was devastated during the Pandemic/COVID-19 Philadelphia. Beech CDFI and PA Professional Image Alliance
- Business must be located in the City of Philadelphia
- Businesses must be independently owned (not part of a national chain or other single business entity with a revenue of more than $250.000 annually)
- Businesses must derive income from the provision of barbering, cutting, styling, cosmetology or braiding hair services.
- Businesses must show a negative financial impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Have a business checking account
- Demonstrate having a federal tax identification number
- Must show a gross annual income of less than $250.000 dollars.
- Show latest tax returns: Years 2021 and/or 2022
- Have business license, state identification/driver’s licenses, and completed Automated Clearing House (ACH) form.
What We Do
As a PPIA member, you have access to exclusive educational opportunities. These offers come in the form of courses and in-person events that can help you expand your knowledge and your business strength.
Experience filing for government aid
Learn marketing tips
Increase business skills
Explore new opportunities
We stand up for each other and lean each other when we need to. We are stronger together.
We’re here for you and your business. Join us to stay connected, grow your network, and continue the success of our beauty and barber industry community.
Be a Member of PPIA Today!
Help Us With Our Cause
We’ve raised $3M for local beauty salons and barber shops
PPIA is an alliance that was formed by 7 successful small business owners that wanted to ensure that our black and brown businesses stayed afloat in these unprecedented times. To date, we have helped over 200 salons and barbershops secure close to 3 million dollars in grants. Join the fight and make a contribution today!
SALONS WE’VE HELPED
I was blessed when I met Ann Turner and she introduced me to the amazing group of women that we now know Pa Professional Image Alliance. I met Ann at one of the lowest points in my career. My business was shut down due to COVID 19 restrictions and I had no hope, but Miss Ann as she is affectionately known and the rest of the phenomenal team helped me to keep hope alive!! Together we fought for funding for the black and brown businesses that were overlooked by everyone else!! We were awarded collectively well over . Without PPIA I know I would’ve went out of business during the shutdown.
I met Ann Turner during COVID while working for a summer youth employment program. Since the governor mandated the closing of salons and barbershops the job came at the perfect time. Ms Ann invited me to be a part of PPIA and I humbly accepted. Without this group I would not have received grants and other opportunities that have allowed me to reopen and sustain my business of 24 years
I could not be more proud to be a member of PPIA . I have been a hairstylist and business owner for 40 years. COVID-19 virus changed everything for many if not all small businesses and many of us felt lost and alone. PPIA has bought together hairstylist and barbers . PPIA Has done and will continue to do the hard work ,ask the hard questions, demand respect and get us the support that we need .PPIA has inspired hair stylist and barbershops business owners by reminding us that we are a trusted source in our community and WE MATTER.