About PBA
PBA strives to advance our industry through programs
and initiatives that support growth and sustainability.

  • Factsheet

    PBA is dedicated to being the catalyst for growth and sustainability in the professional beauty industry. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, PBA has five major focus areas that include: Research & Resources, Advocacy, Education, Events and Charities.

  • PBA Timeline

    Formed by the merger of BBSI, ABA, and TSA in 2002, and the addition of NCA in 2010, the Professional Beauty Association is the only organization to represent the entire beauty industry and is dedicated to bringing our members the resources needed for them to achieve success in the beauty industry.

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) advances the professional beauty industry by providing our members
with education, charitable outreach, government advocacy, events and more. Probeauty is the largest organization of salon professionals with members representing salons/spas, distributors, manufacturers and beauty professionals/NCA.

The Joseph L. Weir Trust was established in 1984 by the estate of Joseph Weir for charitable and education purposes. Joseph’s record of industry involvement was remarkable. Joseph joined the National Hairdressers and Cosmetologists Association in 1947, became active on the Board of Directors in 1954, served as president of the board for three terms and received honorary lifetime membership in 1974. Joseph also led in the development of the cosmetology school accrediting system still in use today.