BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2009) - Ewire -- Salon City, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SALN) announced today that it will be covering the Professional Beauty Federation's 10th Annual "Welcome to Our World" that takes place Wednesday, October 14, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in Washington, DC. "Welcome to Our World" has become the most popular event on Capitol Hill because of the unique way it combines learning with a fun and rewarding event for all. The event coverage began this morning in Salon City's Beautymaker Net News and continues through the week.

More than 100 volunteer representatives from independent and chain salons, day spas, cosmetology schools, beauty product manufacturers, distributors and the industry's associations from around the country converge on the Capitol to share an evening with members of Congress, professional staff and those interested in learning more about a committed group of individuals representing a dynamic industry. With complimentary haircuts, mini-manicures, makeup application and neck-and-shoulder massages, guests get to personally experience the skills and services of the country's professional beauty industry, while learning more about the issues important to our industry.

Two issues of immediate importance are fairness in taxation and access to cosmetology education. H.R. 3724, the Small Business Tax Equalization and Compliance Act, would make it possible for salon owners to claim a tax credit for the FICA taxes they must now pay on their employees' tips, a benefit that restaurant owners already receive. The legislation will also improve income reporting within the industry.

In regard to education, the PBF supports recent Congressional efforts to promote and expand access to postsecondary education and enhance students' ability to choose the type of educational program that best meets their own individual, professional career & employment goals. In a $60 billion a year industry where job market demand for qualified applicants exceeds supply by more than three-to-one, it is vitally important to the PBF that Congress preserve a student's ability to enroll in a cosmetology institutions of higher education, receive the benefits of a quality postsecondary education, and are prepared to enter the ranks of our professional workforce.

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