Cut out domestic violence

CUT IT OUT® is a charitable program of the Professional Beauty Association (PBA). The program is dedicated to mobilizing salon professionals and others to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in communities across the U.S. by building awareness and training salon professionals to recognize warning signs and safely refer clients, colleagues, friends and family to local resources.

Research shows that most domestic abuse victims never call the police or go to a shelter. However, they do usually talk about the abuse with someone they trust. Because salon professionals are skilled and experienced listeners who are personally interested in those around them, many victims suffering from abuse feel comfortable confiding in them - even if they would never tell anyone else.

With proper training on how to recognize the signs of abuse and safely refer victims to help, salon professionals can become invaluable and influential community partners in the fight against domestic abuse.

Domestic violence service providers offer CUT IT OUT® training across the country. Training sessions are offered at salons and schools, at beauty events and at many other venues across the country. To request complimentary CUT IT OUT® training, visit

Great Clips is a platinum partner with PBA, and sells stylist lapel pins to support PBA and its Cut It Out program. All proceeds from the sale of pins support the development of Cut It Out materials and training. Pins are available to purchase for $1 each. To order, send an email to [email protected]or call 800-999-5959. There is no cost for shipping.

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The National Domestic Violence Helpline is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

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