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Professional Beauty Association

Who We Are

The Professional Beauty Association is the largest trade organization representing the entire beauty industry. PBA exists to elevate, unite and serve the beauty industry and the professionals who improve people’s lives.

Our members include manufacturers, distributors, salons, spas, schools, independent practitioners, students and industry suppliers. PBA is dedicated to advocating for the rights of beauty professionals and committed to the long-term success of stylists, and the businesses that employ and support them.

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Our History

PBA’s beauty roots run deep! The association has endured a 100+ year evolution. From its beginnings as the men’s-only Beauty and Barber Supply Institute in 1904, to the esthetician-focused National Cosmetology Institute, to today’s leading producer of the most widely recognized events in beauty, PBA’s journey has helped to transform the beauty industry.

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Board & Advisory Councils

Our voluntary Board of Directors and Advisory Council Members play critical roles in helping the Association oversee budgeting, strategic planning and initiatives, endorsing legislation, and staying up to date on industry-wide issues.

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PBA Careers

Join Our Team

We’re a growing team located in Scottsdale, Arizona and we’d love to meet you! Explore our career openings and let us know if you’re a good fit. We’re looking for motivated, team-oriented, self-starters who have a passion for learning the ins and outs of the beauty industry.


Not a Member?

At PBA, our mission is to provide exceptional experiences and a connected community to beauty professionals across the nation. When you become a PBA Member, you join a network of over 100,000 passionate beauty professionals, business resources, access to education, and much more.

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