We are the largest association devoted to skin care professionals. Membership gives you benefits vital to your success: affordable liability insurance coverage, continuing education, discounts with 40+ companies, marketing and client resources (including a free website for your business), networking, and so much more! Check out all the benefits of membership and 10 Steps to Success with ASCP. Considering a career in skin care? Students can join, too.


IECSC Las Vegas: Don't miss the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (June 25-27, 2016). Receive $5.00 off advanced pricing, daily exhibit hall, as an ASCP member! You must take advantage of this discount by May 23, 2016. Log in to the Member's discount section for more details.

Refer a friend and save!  We give you a $20 credit on your next renewal for every new professional member you refer to any of our associations. Refer estheticians, massage therapists, bodyworkers, cosmetologists, hairstylists, barbers, nail techs … just tell your friend to give us your name or member ID number as the referrer when they joined, and there's no limit to how much you can save. Visit www.associated-professionals.com to see all our associations.

Take a class with us:  SkinPro Advanced Education is ASCP's online learning system, tailored to your choice of four career paths in esthetics. Take online classes at your convenience for certificates. All completely free to licensed estheticians who are ASCP members.

Be aware: Think your employer's insurance has you covered if something goes wrong? 4 questions to ask your employer.


Free lesson plans: Two complete lesson plans, with student resources, available for skin care educators to download. Get them here!

Free webinars: Are your students great at skin care but afraid of sales? Retailing Success is one of four free webinars we provide to help all educators, with dozens more available once you join as an ASCP member.


Legislative Update:  Barbering and Cosmetology Services Allowed at Special Event Locations (Texas) (posted 9/11/2015)

Legislative Update:  Changes to North Dakota Cosmetology Law (posted 7/27/2015)

Legislative Update:  Georgia Cosmetology and Barbers Boards Now Combined (posted 7/17/2015)

Legislative Update:  Colorado Barber and Cosmetology Act Reauthorization Bill Signed Into Law (posted 7/1/2015)

Legislative Update:  Eyelash Extensions Now Exempt from Arizona Cosemtology License Requirement (posted 7/1/2015)

Legislative Update:  Hair Braiding Now Exempt from Professional License Requirements in Arkansas (posted 6/10/2015)

Legislative Update:  West Virginia Registration Bill Has Failed (posted 6/5/2015)

Legislative Update:  West Virginia Bill Could Affect Aestheticians (posted 3/6/2015)

Legislative Update:  Colorado Barber and Cosmetology Act Reauthorization Bill Introduced (posted 3/4/2015)

Legislative Update:  Missouri HB 896 Would Create New Cosmetology Licensing Exemptions (posted 3/4/2015)

Legislative Update:  Tennessee Bill Proposes CE Requirement for New Cosmetology Licensees (posted 3/4/2015)

Associated Nail Professionals is our new association, launched to provide liability coverage for nail services and all the benefits and business resources to help a nail business thrive. Includes a subscription to your choice of NAILS or VietSALON magazine! Join at no cost if you're already an ASCP member by calling 800-789-0411, or learn more at www.nailprofessional.com.