Professional Beauty Association



100,000 members strong, the 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.



The North American Hairstyling Awards is the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America. NAHA honors the professional salon industry's most talented and cutting-edge artists. Join us in Vegas on July 29.

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Beacon 2019


Beacon is an industry-leading program run by the Professional Beauty Association. Beacon is designed to encourage and inspire beauty school students to prepare for successful careers. Entry for 2019 is now open and accepting entries!

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Beauty Week


PBA Beauty Week is North America's largest, most inclusive beauty event, offering unlimited networking, education, and professional growth opportunities to all sectors of the beauty industry and runs July 28-31 in Vegas.

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I am

I am Licensed. I am a Professional.

We know you take pride in your craft, help us protect your professional license from deregulation. Join the I am Licensed. I am a Professional. movement!

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