Aesthetics Associations

Aesthetics Associations

Aesthetics Associations


Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP)

25188 Genesee Trail Road, Suite 200

Golden, CO 80401



Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for:

Professional Liability Insurance  •  Education  •  Community  •  Career Support

For estheticians at every stage of the journey who are passionate about skin care, ASCP is your essential partner. ASCP empowers you to reach your highest potential by providing innovative business solutions, unmatched quality education, vital professional liability insurance, and a dedicated team who cares about our members’ success and is always willing to go the extra mile for our members.

ASCP’s 20,000+ members include estheticians, students, instructors, and educators across the United States, and it is the only organization providing estheticians with industry-specific benefits in addition to comprehensive liability insurance coverage.


Allied Beauty Experts

6551 South Revere Parkway, Suite #120

Centennial, CO 80111



Allied Beauty Experts, 30 years dedicated to the wellness, beauty and medispa industries

Wellness, beauty and medispa industries have all changed dramatically over the years. Allied Beauty Experts first started in 1991, we were a handful of electrologists amidst a very competitive industry. Within a few months, we had grown from about 200 members to 500 and before we knew it, we had thousands of members enrolled in our programs. Our association members now include microblading technicians, cosmetologists, nail technicians, hair stylists, estheticians, nurses, doctors, medical estheticians, laser technicians, beauty schools, as well as BOTOX and other training centers in the health and beauty industry.

Today, the demands of running a business are greater than ever. As the industry changes, ABE continues to develop the most cutting edge technologies and programs – to ensure that our members can generate a profit in even the toughest of times. ABE creates its own programs or negotiates below market rates on services for our members to bring you the best quality and resources. Allied Beauty Expert’s selection of marketing and business solutions includes:

Insurance Overview:

Whether you cut hair or inject Botox, you need the appropriate occurrence based liability insurance policy. As a member of our association you will have access to the most complete and comprehensive liability insurance available.

We have industry-tailored policies that cover hair and nails, skin care, laser hair removal, permanent cosmetics and more. Medispas are insured covering treatments such as tattoo removal, vein treatment, Botox and fillers, sclerotherapy, mesotherapy, chemical peels, wart removal, PRP, and much more.

ABE prides ourselves on the relationships we have developed with our members. The Beauty industry is making constant advancements and we are committed to keeping our members up-to-date by frequently reviewing industry trends.


American Acne and Rosacea Society

201 Claremont Ave.

Montclair, NJ 07042



The American Acne and Rosacea Society (AARS), a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation, was established in 2005 as a conglomeration of experts from varied scientific backgrounds. The purpose of the Society is to facilitate the interchange of knowledge and to stimulate education and research in two of the most common skin conditions we encounter in dermatology practice, acne and rosacea.  Our founders and our members are dermatology medical professionals doing the fundamental and clinical research as well as performing the daily basic care for patients. We are the advocates of dermatologic diseases, conditions, and their scientific understanding.

The mission of the AARS is to:

  • Promote, support, develop and provide an educational forum for the exchange of information related to acne and rosacea
  • Promote acne and rosacea clinical research and mentoring opportunities for dermatology professionals
  • Improve the care of patients who suffer from acne and rosacea

The AARS fulfills this mission by:

  • Hosting regular national and regional educational conferences, meetings and webinars
  • Publishing a newsletter highlighting a variety of topics from member and Society news to the latest clinical research findings
  • Funding clinical research grants and developing a mentorship program for future leaders in the specialty
  • Providing resources for the dermatology medical community


American Association for Esthetics (AAE)

401 N. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611



Since 1912, Cosmetologists Chicago’s is the non-profit association focused on serving licensed beauty professionals. We are here to serve, and in that spirit we have re-imagined, re-animated and re-designed and America’s Beauty Show.

Beginning in 2020, we are offering our licensed members unlimited CEU (continued education units) education classes, discounts on professional beauty products, healthcare group benefits, virtual events, networking opportunities, industry updates and government advocacy for legislative issues.

America’s Beauty Show is produced by Cosmetologists Chicago, the heart of the professional beauty industry. We are a growing community of licensed beauty professionals, beauty school students & owners, beauty influencers, beauty manufacturers and sponsors. Annually, America’s Beauty Show becomes the focal point to which the professional beauty industry physically comes together for a three-day event. It is an inspirational, educational and life changing experience.

For 97 years, America’s Beauty Show has served the Professional Beauty Industry with heart by hosting over 2,000,000 licensed beauty professionals, launching some of the most innovative products and by providing a culture of inclusion that values relationships.

Now, in addition to the annual show, we are producing a 365-day digital experience through is your source to all things in Professional Beauty!

The loving spirit of a healthy community never goes out of style.


National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufact­urers/​Distributors & Associations (NCEA)

484 Spring Ave.

Ridgewood, NJ 07450


The mission of the NCEA is to define standards of practice through certification and continuing education accreditation in order to represent and advocate for the esthetic profession.


National Psoriasis Foundation

6600 S.W. 92nd Ave., Suite 300

Portland, OR 97223 



The National Psoriasis Foundation is a patient-driven nonprofit organization that is the voice of millions of Americans and their families who are affected by the disease.


National Rosacea Society

196 James St.

Barrington, IL 60010



The National Rosacea Society is a nonprofit organization that focuses on improving the lives of people with rosacea by raising awareness, providing public health information and supporting research on this widespread, but little-known disorder.




CIDESCO - Comité International d'Esthétique et de Cosmétologie

Founded in 1946 in Brussels with our Head Office in Zurich, Switzerland, Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie – CIDESCO is the World Standard for Beauty and Spa Therapy.

Our membership is open to the leading schools, colleges, beauty salons and spas of the world and students looking to achieve a superior level of training and the CIDESCO Diploma qualification which is recognised worldwide.

Our main aims are to:

1. Establish and uphold the highest standards of Beauty and Spa therapy throughout the world.
2. Promote Aesthetics on an international basis.
3. Promote the exchange of professional knowledge, new developments and information through regular marketing activities, networking events and at our annual international Congress.
4. Create recognised training centres that lead to the CIDESCO Examination and CIDESCO Diploma.


Cosmetology Associations

American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS)

9927 E. Bell Road, Suite 110

Scottsdale, AZ 85260



The AACS is a national nonprofit association that is open to all privately owned schools of cosmetology arts and sciences.

Cosmetol­ogists Chicago (CC)

2035 Paysphere Circle

Chicago, IL 60674



For more than eight decades, CC has been a premier beauty authority and the presenter of America’s Beauty Show, formerly the Chicago Midwest Beauty Show.

National Cosmetology Association (NCA)/Pr­ofessional Beauty Association

15825 N. 71st St., Suite 100

Scottsdale, AZ 85254



The NCA has cared about what matters the most to spa and salon professionals since 1921.


Medical Spa and Cosmetic Surgery Associations

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)

737 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2100

Chicago, IL 60611



The AACS serves the public and the professional community as a resource for all aspects of this medical and surgical field.

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

P.O. Box 4014

Schaumburg, IL 60618

AAD is one of the largest and most inflential dermatologic associations in the world and is committed to advancing the treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education and research in dermatology; and supporting patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails.

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstr­uctive Surgery (AAFPRS)

310 S. Henry St.

Alexandria, VA 22314



The AAFPRS is one of the world’s largest specialty associations, and represents more than 2,700 facial plastic and reconstr­uctive surgeons throughout the world.

American Med Spa Association (AmSpa)

180 N. LaSalle, Suite 3700

Chicago, IL 60601


AmSpa was created for the express purpose of providing comprehe­nsive, relevant and timely resources for medical spas across the country.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

11262 Monarch St.

Garden Grove, CA 92841



The ASAPS is a leading organization of board-certified plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic plastic surgery.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

444 E. Algonquin Road

Arlington Heights, IL 60005



The ASPS is one of the largest plastic surgery specialty organizations in the world.

Day Spa Association

International Medical Spa Association (IMSA)

2863 Hedberg Drive

Minnetonka, MN 55305



The DSA and IMSA are for the Health and Wellness industry. They reach out to the broad range of wellness providers within the industry and invite all to actively participate in their organization to bring their ideas for growth and success.

Medical Esthetics

Box 9538

Fleming Island, FL 32006-9538

The National Society of Paramedical Esthetic Professionals (NSPEP)

1515 S. Bowman Rd., Suite D

Little Rock, AR 72211


NSPEP is an organization designed to serve the specific needs of the paramedical esthetic professional.


Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists (SDSS)

484 Spring Ave.

Ridgewood, NJ 07450


SDSS is a voluntary organization that aims to foster high standards of skin care in the dermatology setting.

Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists (SPSSCS)

11262 Monarch St.

Garden Grove, CA 92841



The SPSSCS is a voluntary nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of education, the enhancement of clinical skills and the delivery of safe, quality skin care provided to patients in the offices of board-certified plastic surgeons.


Wellness Associations

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)

4435 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Suite 403

Washington, D.C. 20016



The AANP is the national professional society representing licensed or licensable naturopathic physicians who are graduates of four-year, residential graduate programs.

American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

23366 Commerce Park, Suite 101B

Beachwood, OH 44122



The AHMA is working to transform health care to integrate all aspects of well-being, including physical, environm­ental, mental, emotional, spiritual and social health.

American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)

323 N. San Francisco St., Suite 201

Flagstaff, AZ 86001

The AHNA is a nonprofit education organization that helps bring the concepts of holistic medicine to every arena of the nursing practice.

American Naturopathic Medical Association (ANMA)

P.O. Box 96273

Las Vegas, NV 89193


The ANMA is a nonprofit scientific educational organization dedicated to exploring new frontiers of the mind, body, medicine and health.

American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA)

122 N. Elm St., Suite 512

Greensboro, NC 27401



APTA provides information on all aspects of the practice and study of polarity therapy.

The Ayurvedic Institute

11311 Menaul Blvd. N.E.

Albuquerque, NM 87112



The Ayurvedic Institute is a nonprofit organization that teaches the principles and practices of ayurveda.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (CSTA/NA)

150 Cross Creek Court

Chapel Hill, NC 27517



The CSTA/NA is a nonprofit organization created for the recognition and registration of, and as a referral service for, certified craniosacral therapists and students.

Canadian Federation of Aromathe­rapists (CFA)

110 Thorndale Place

Waterloo, ON N2L 5Y8




The CFA is a voluntary, federally chartered nonprofit association that fosters continuing growth, quality, and high standards of education and practice within the aromatherapy profession.

Herb Research Foundation

4140 15th St.

Boulder, CO 80304


The Herb Research Foundation is one of the world’s first and foremost sources of accurate scientific information on the health benefits and safety of herbs, as well as sustainable botanical resource development.

International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)

P.O. Box 12890

Prescott, AZ 86304


The IAYT supports research and education in yoga and serves as a professional organization for yoga teachers and therapists worldwide.

International Federation of Aromathe­rapists (IFA)

7B Walpole Court

Ealing Green

Ealing, London, W5 5ED

United Kingdom



The IFA is one of the original organizations for professional aromathe­rapists in the world.

International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM)

2770 Arapaho Road, Suite 132

Lafayette, CO 80026



The ISSSEEM is an interdis­ciplinary organization for the study of the basic sciences, as well as medical and therapeutic applications, of subtle energies and energy medicine.

National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA)

P.O. Box 1868

Banner Elk, NC 28604

NAHA is an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing public awareness of the benefits of true aromatherapy.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

National Institutes of Health

9000 Rockville Pike

Bethesda, MD 20892


P.O. Box 7923

Gaithersburg, MD 20898



NCCAM is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science, training complementary and alternative medicine researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professi­onals.

Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC)

600-10339 St.

Edmonton, AB T5N 3W1




The NHPC is a voluntary professional association serving the needs of natural health practitioners throughout Canada.

Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association (WABA)

P.O. Box 1817

Middletown, CA 95461

WABA is an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to making the benefits of both giving and receiving aquatic bodywork available to everyone.


Permanent Cosmetics Associations

American Academy of Micropig­mentation

2709 Medical Office Place

Goldsboro, NC 27534



The mission of the American Academy of Micropig­mentation is to serve the public by improving the quality of micropig­mentation practice through a certification process that fosters excellence and encourages continuous learning.

Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP)

69 N. Broadway

Des Plaines, IL 60016


Founded in 1990, the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals is dedicated to promoting permanent makeup safety, excellence, and professional standards by providing education, certific­ation, and industry guidelines.

Spa Business Associations


Alternative Balance—Salon & Spa Association

P.O. Box 434

Bradford NH, 03221



Alternative Balance—Salon & Spa Association provides business resources, professional and general liability insurance, and more for those in the industry.


P.O. Box 4814

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601



b·cause is a nonprofit organization that advances charitable causes of salon owners and beauty industry professi­onals.

Day Spa Association

International Medical Spa Association (IMSA)

2863 Hedberg Drive

Minnetonka, MN 55305

Fax: 885-344-8990



The DSA and IMSA are for the Health and Wellness industry. They reach out to the broad range of wellness providers within the industry and invite all to actively participate in their organization to bring their ideas for growth and success.

Green Spa Network (GSN)

P.O. Box 15428

Atlanta, GA 30333



GSN works to bring sustainable operating practices to the spa industry, as well as to promote the natural connections between personal well-being, economic sustaina­bility and the health of the planet.

International SalonSpa Business Network (ISBN)

207 E. Ohio St., #361

Chicago, IL 60601



IBSN is dedicated to helping its members grow their businesses, affect positive change politically, provide a forum for members to share their views and ideas, and interface with the professional beauty industry on behalf of chain spas and salons.

International SPA Association (ISPA)

2365 Harrodsburg Road, Suite A325

Lexington, KY 40504



ISPA is a worldwide community of spa professi­onals, product manufacturers and service providers that strives for the same goal.

National Aesthetic Spa Network



The National Aesthetic Spa Network is a volunteer network of licensed spa professionals who organize complimentary regional educational events. The NASN community consists of estheticians, spa owners, therapists, managers, students and vendors coming together to learn, grow and network and make life long industry connections.

Professional Beauty Association (PBA)

15825 N. 71st St., Suite 100

Scottsdale, AZ 85254



PBA is a nonprofit trade association representing the professional beauty industry in North America.

Professional Beauty Federation (PBF)

15825 N. 71st St., Suite 100

Scottsdale, AZ 85254


PBF is a nonprofit corporation composed of professional beauty organizations dedicated to promoting and protecting the professional beauty industry as it relates to government laws and regulations.

The Spa Association

P.O. Box 270637

Fort Collins, CO 80527



The Spa Association is a resource for information, education and community in the spa industry.


Massage Associations


American Health Source, Inc.

2040 Raybrook SE, Suite 103

Grand Rapids, MI 49546



American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)

500 Davis St., Suite 900

Evanston, IL 60201



The AMTA serves its members by working to advance the art, science and profession of massage therapy; establish massage therapy as integral to good health; and educate the public about the benefits of massage and how to find professional massage therapists.

American Medical Massage Association (AMMA)

2040 Raybrook SE, Suite 103

Grand Rapids, MI 49546



The AMMA aims to promote manual medicine training within the allied health industry by establishing professional programs for education and examination.

American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA)

1010 Haddonfield-Berlin Road, Suite 408

Voorhees, NJ 08043


The AOBTA is a nonprofit professional membership organization representing instructors, practiti­oners, schools and programs, and students of Asian bodywork therapies.

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)

25188 Genesee Trail Road, Suite 200

Golden, CO 80401


ABMP’s members include a diverse array of massage, bodywork, somatic and skin care professi­onals.

International Association of Massage Business

1535 N. Wilmot Road

Tucson, AZ 85712


The organization aims to help massage business entrepreneurs how to increase profits, streamline business operations and step into inspired leadership roles so that thriving massage businesses are created and maintained.

International Institute of Reflexology Inc.

5650 1st Ave. N.

P.O. Box 12642

St. Petersburg, FL 33733



The International Institute of Reflexology dedicated to upholding, presenting and practicing reflexology in a professional manner.

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)

1901 S. Meyers Road, Suite 240

Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181




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