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Since 1865 the American Barber Association (ABA) has worked to grow the Barbering trade from coast to cost, and we’ve worked to support the growth of barbershops in communities across America. In a word, what the ABA is all about is excellence. Excellence defines great Barbers; you know, the ones that customers keep coming back to again and again. Excellence defines great barbershops; the kind provide great service at a reasonable price for for every customer. Excellence defines the way our members impact their community; from giving the homeless free haircuts to providing job opportunities for veterans. Excellence is the one quality that all of our members have in common.

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The innovative leaders in the essence of spa culture within the beauty academy industry. These academies provide students with enhanced curriculum and techniques that represent a real salon/spa experience in an environment rich with creativity for teaching, learning, sharing and exploring. Visit our web site or call us at 800-396-9187 to know more!


Do you know why it’s an awesome idea to join professional associations and organizations that focus on the beauty industry? We give you the skinny on the benefits of joining professional cosmetology organizations, and how to network on places like LinkedIn. You can use our complete list of professional beauty associations to find ways to connect with your peers and potential mentors. Professional cosmetology associations can be great resources for job leads, continuing education and license renewal information, events, and more. As you review our FAQ’s about cosmetology associations, you’ll quickly discover there are organizations for all types of professionals.

Since 1991, the International SPA Association has been recognized worldwide as the professional organization and voice of the spa industry, representing health and wellness facilities and providers in more than 70 countries. Members encompass the entire arena of the spa experience, from resort/hotel, destination, mineral springs, medical, club and day spas to service providers such as physicians, wellness instructors, nutritionists, massage therapists and product suppliers.

Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is the largest and most inclusive trade organization representing licensed professionals, salons, manufacturers, distributors, spas, schools, independent practitioners and students. PBA produces some of the industry’s most renowned programs and events; such as the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE), Beacon, CUT IT OUT and the Disaster Relief Fund. Formed by the merger of the Beauty and Barber Supply Institute (BBSI), American Beauty Association (ABA), The Salon Association (TSA), and the National Cosmetology Association (NCA), the Professional Beauty Association exists to elevate, unite and serve the beauty industry and the professionals who improve people’s lives.

Great benefits in Spa Industry Association membership The great thing is…it’s free. We are happy to be able to offer this membership to our industry, across the globe! It is an annual membership and your renewal is automatic. -We make fantastic information available to you, all of which is helpful in growing your business. - Part of our mission is to connect the community, worldwide and to create accessibility to all the tools you need to make your business a success. As a member of the SIA, you’ll receive: - Access to our exclusive Benefits Program - Business building resources - Free industry magazine links - Spa & Wellness reports and snapshot surveys - Ask us anything! We have thousands of industry connections across the globe. Our research department will be happy to find an answer to your question, regardless of what they are. Ask us anything!

The International Spa and Wellness Resource SPAA is the premier international spa and wellness resource for consumers and professionals. Your one-stop organization for spa and wellness business growth. With members in 48 countries, experts in a variety of fields and commentary that taps into the most recent trends, SPAA unites medical spas, day spas, resorts, hotel spas, and wellness centers. Benefits and resources offered include webinars, timely newsletters, whitepapers, operations templates, management tools and real world materials to run a successful brand. We also follow regulatory issues and safety standards. Please visit our Green programs here. Since 2001 SPAA has been the trusted resource of the international spa community.

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