Join the Professional Beauty Association
PBA membership allows you to capture up-to-the-minute industry knowledge, gain exposure to thought leaders, discover proven best practices, connect with colleagues and make new contacts.



Why Join PBA

As a PBA member, you will gain access to member-only benefits and services that are not offered to other industry professionals. PBA membership allows you to capture up-to-the-minute industry knowledge, gain exposure to thought leaders, discover proven best practices, connect with colleagues and make new contacts.

Organizational level membership provides benefits focused on the growth and development of the business.

Individual membership provides benefits to support one individual member's personal career growth and development.



    Individual membership provides benefits to one individual and is open to anyone that has substantial involvement in the professional beauty industry and students enrolled in a cosmetology program:

  • Individual owners of establishments where one major function of cosmetology is performed

  • Professionals licensed to practice cosmetology or licensed to practice any one of the major functions of cosmetology in states where licenses are required

  • Professionals educated or experienced in the performance of any one of the major functions of cosmetology in states where licenses are not required

  • Students enrolled in and regularly attend schools licensed or certified to teach cosmetology or one of the major functions of cosmetology

  • Apprentices regularly and lawfully engaged as such in establishments that are licensed cosmetology salons

  • Unlicensed individual employees of cosmetology establishments (i.e. receptionist, finance manager, etc.)

  • Unlicensed individual employees of manufacturers, distributors or associate members

  • Annual Dues for Individuals

    Professionals $50
    Students* $20

    *Must be currently enrolled in beauty school.

    PBA individual memberships are on an anniversary billing cycle. Individual memberships expire each year on the last day of your anniversary month.

    In the beginning of November, PBA will transition to a new membership model and launch new technology to enhance our memberís association experience. Click Here for further details or call 800.468.2274.

    If you do not wish to join or renew online, please download our Membership Application Form or the Student Application Form or call 800.468.2274 to join or renew over the phone.

    Membership dues in the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) are considered earned upon receipt. However, special requests for refunds will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Download the PBA Membership Refund Policy for more information.

    Benefits are subject to change without notice

    JOIN NOW AS AN INDIVIDUAL MEMBER




A portion of your dues may be tax-deductible as a business expense but not as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes. 25% of your dues is used for association lobbying and is not deductible in accordance with IRC Section 6033(e). Please consult your tax advisor for specific advice.



    Business memberships provide full benefits to multiple individuals and are open to any size company that has substantial involvement in the professional beauty industry. Business membership sections are used for voting purposes and Member Directory listings only and do not determine benefits.

  • Join the Manufacturer Section if your company manufactures or produces beauty and/or barber products for sale to wholesalers and/or distributors in the professional beauty industry and/or salons, or if you are a sales representative for such companies

  • Join the Distributor Section if the primary company's primary business is purchasing beauty and/or barber products and reselling those products at wholesale to beauty salons, barbershops, and/or beauty cosmetologists, or if your company sells beauty products over-the-counter, or if you are a sales representative for such companies

  • Join the Salon/Spa Section if your company provides professional beauty services to the public, or is a licensed cosmetology school. Businesses with 3+ W2 employees that hold current cosmetology licenses are eligible

  • Join the Associate Section if your company serves the beauty industry in an auxiliary capacity (i.e. public relations firms, publishers, printing companies, graphic artists, signage, software companies and other business services). Associate membership is open to all and includes the established benefits of membership with the exception of organization voting rights

  • PBA partners with select companies interested in providing discounts on goods and/or services to its members. For more information on the PBA Benefit Provider application process, visit here.

    Annual Dues for Organizations**

    Business Membership Levels Gross Annual Sales Total Number of Employees Number of Benefit Recipients Dues
    Emerging Business Under $500,000 1-5 1-3 $175
    Small Business $500,000-$5 million 6-50 4-15 $500
    Mid-Sized Business $5 million - $25 million 51-200 15-35 $1,500
    Large Business $25 million - $100 million 201-500 36-50 $5,000
    Corporate Business Over $100 Million 500+ 50+ $10,000

    Dues levels are determined by the number of employees identified to receive member benefits. These employees will be known as PBA Benefit Recipients.

    PBA Memberships are on an anniversary billing cycle. Memberships expire each year on the last day of your anniversary month.

    In the beginning of November, PBA will transition to a new membership model and launch new technology to enhance our memberís association experience. Click Here for further details or call 800.468.2274.

    If you do not wish to join or renew online, please download our Membership Application Form or call 800.468.2274 to join or renew over the phone.

    Membership dues in the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) are considered earned upon receipt. However, special requests for refunds will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Download the PBA Membership Refund Policy for more information.

    Benefits are subject to change without notice

    JOIN NOW AS A BUSINESS MEMBER