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Domestic Abuse Stops at the Chair with CUT IT OUT®

CUT IT OUT® The Beauty Community Against Domestic Abuse

What is CUT IT OUT®?

CUT IT OUT® The Beauty Community Against Domestic Abuse is a program offered by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) dedicated to mobilizing salon/spa professionals, students and others to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in communities across the United States. CUT IT OUT® builds awareness of domestic abuse through awareness materials to be displayed in salons, the “Give the Power Back” initiative to involve salons in helping local domestic violence agencies, and training salon/spa professionals and students to recognize warning signs and safely refer clients to resources.

How can I get Involved?


Safely display these free awareness materials - posters, window clings, and take-away cards - in your salon to refer victims of domestic abuse to help. Click here to order now.


Empower the beauty community and drive awareness by participating in a CUT IT OUT® drive. Give victims the security to let their voices be heard! Click here to register now.


Stylists, esthetician, and make-up artists are in the ideal position to recognize when something’s just not quite right with their clients. Physical signs of abuse like bruises and cuts, or outward behaviors, like self-blame, sudden lifestyle changes and irregular appointments, can indicate that a client or colleague is in trouble. Salons are often one of the few places victims can safely and confidentially share that they need help.

Register today for a CUT IT OUT® salon team training to learn how to…

  • Recognize signs and symptoms of domestic abuse
  • Respond to victims using discreet and empathetic techniques
  • Refer victims to professional safety resources.

To find a trainer in your area, click here.


CUT IT OUT® trainers are domestic violence victim advocates who visit schools, salons and other approved locations to conduct one-hour seminars to provide information about domestic violence and how to respond to someone who may be a victim. Click here to become a trainer.


CUT IT OUT® appreciates your monetary support. All donations are tax deductible and directly used to support our efforts to end domestic abuse and continue to offer our program and materials free of charge.



Send checks and money orders to:

CUT IT OUT®: The Beauty Community Against Domestic Abuse

C/O PBA Foundation

7755 E Gray Road

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

To learn more about CUT IT OUT® The Beauty Community Against Domestic Abuse program, click here.


If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, you are not alone. Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline now.

1.800.799.SAFE (7233) |

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