There’s no doubt about it – the beauty industry is booming! And the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) continues to grow as professionals from every beauty sector – salon/spas, distributors, manufacturers, and beauty professionals – are finding value in the many benefits of membership.

Here’s a few highlights of PBA’s membership from 2010 and the first quarter of 2011.

Organizational Membership Sections

o   PBA enjoyed an overall growth rate of 12% in its organizational membership in 2010.

o   All four organizational membership sections experienced growth in 2010.

Individual Membership Sections

o   Membership in the Beauty Professional (NCA) section grew nearly 20% in the first quarter of 2011.

o   The student membership section grew an impressive 49% between December 2010 and January 2011.

Click Here for a full list of PBA salon/spa, manufacturer and distributor member companies.

What do we credit for this continued success? Our exciting programs and events, of course! Most important to us at PBA and our members is that everything the association does is done by the industry, for the industry. As one of the largest non-profit beauty associations, revenue generated through our membership, events and programs goes right back into the industry in the form of enhanced research, education, events, and more, for the betterment of all professionals.

The professional staff at PBA is dedicated to developing the resources today’s beauty professional needs to reach optimal career success. Here are just a couple of our 2011 initiatives…

Communications & Networking

We believe that staying informed and being connected to your beauty community is important to finding success in the industry. Along with our multiple Facebook pages, PBA brings the knowledge of some of today’s most iconic salon professionals to your fingertips through the PBA News blogs and your monthly PBA Progress eNewsletter. Join the PBA Facebook page at facebook.com/professionalbeautyassociation.

Education 

Knowledge is power! That’s why for 2011, PBA | NCA unveiled its all-new online learning platform, BeautyU. Webinars are led by top educators and are specially designed to meet the educational needs of busy working professionals. Visit probeauty.org/education for more information about BeautyU and to access our webinar archives.

And, more education is on its way at the upcoming PBA Beauty Week event this July in Las Vegas. Visit probeauty.org/beautyweek for event details.

Business Tools

PBA is dedicated to keeping members ahead of the beauty business with in-depth research, such as the National Salon/Spa Industry Tracking Survey, a quarterly report that tracks business and financial trends in the salon/spa industry. Members also have access to a variety of resources, like the PBA Beauty Industry Guide, an online search tool to help you quickly and easily find the professional products and services you need.

Upgrade Your Membership

Are you a salon owner and member of PBA’s Beauty Professional (NCA) section? Upgrade your membership today and start enjoying access to the resources designed expressly to help you take your business to the next level. Call the membership team at 800.468.2274 or email info@probeauty.org.

Spread the Word

As a PBA member, you know how important it is to be active in the industry. Get your friends and colleagues active, too! Spread the word in your salon about the many benefits of belonging to PBA.

You Belong!