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 discount: Get $40 off admission to the Spa Business Conference at IECSC New York (March 8-10, 2015). Be quick, this offer expires February 2! Log in to the member section to get your discount code.

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.

New discounts:  Have you checked the Member Discounts page recently? New discounts we added in 2014 include DirecTV, DISH Network, Oncology Esthetics, Organic India, Spa & Bodywork Market, Teatulia, and so many more! Save on everything from your cell phone service to your pet's veterinarian care!

Make friends on the forums: Our fun, active online community for everyone in skin care, www.skincareprofessionals.com, has 7,000+ members and is still growing.

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:  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)

In Memory: Christine Valmy, an icon of the skin care profession, passed away on January 18, 2015. She was 88. As the founder of the first licensed skin care school in the United States, and a longtime pioneer in esthetics, she will be missed by all. ASCP extends our condolences to her family and friends.

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.