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Professional Beauty Association

Who We Are

We define ourselves by our Members: stylists, makeup artists, manufacturers, distributors, freelancers, employees, salons, spas, suppliers, beauty schools, and students. And we all share a common passion and goal: to do the work we love—and to be the very best in our business, elevating ourselves, each other, and our industry as we go. 

Through PBA, we unite to achieve that goal. We provide Members with valuable resources, support, and connections to help elevate and grow careers and the industry: empowering Members to do their best work, while supporting and advocating for them along the way. 

We’re proud to connect you with some of the most passionate talent in the beauty industry to help grow and support your career, brand, and business into something great.

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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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Lifetime Members

The PBA Lifetime Member Program was created to reward and recognize members who have loyally supported the industry for 50 years or more. These members have continually supported PBA and it's mission to support and advocate for the beauty industry. 
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PBA Careers

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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.




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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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