As the largest association devoted to skin care professionals, ASCP provides components vital to your success: affordable liability insurance coverage, treatment news and trends, free continuing education and webinars, networking, and resources to market your services—including a FREE website for your business!

If you’re a skin care professional, look around our site to discover all the benefits of membership. Considering a career in skin care? Students can also take advantage of ASCP’s tools, resources and protection.

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More templates for your website! We've added new designs and colors to the ASCP Website Builder, including some great templates for lash and makeup services. Log in to the Members section to create or update your free business website.

New benefit: SkinPro Advanced Education! ASCP is proud to bring you this exclusive series of advanced classes, tailored to your choice of four career paths in esthetics. Take online classes at your convenience for certificates. All completely free to you as a member. Log in to the Members section and look under Education to get started.

Salon & Spa Benefits is ASCP's newest discount partner, providing a broad portfolio of medical, dental, disability, vision, accident, and critical illness coverage. See the Member Discounts page or log in as a member to learn more. 

New discount: Bodywork Mall is now offering a 10% discount to ASCP members. They have a huge range of supplies and equipment for spas and salons. Log in to the Members section (see top right of this page) to get your promo code.

Make friends on the forums: Our fun, active online community for everyone in skin care,, 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.


AACS Attendees: School owners, directors, and managers attending AACS are invited to enjoy cocktails and a discussion at the Ellis Room, Hyatt Regency Phoenix, on Nov. 14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Hosted by ASCP, with guest speaker Annet King from IDI. RSVP online by Nov. 1 or email with any questions.

Free lesson plans: Check out our curriculum page, with two complete lesson plans available for educators to download.

Retail Success Webinar: Are your students afraid to sell retail products? Watch this archived webinar.


Re: California Legislation / AB1153
Some of you may have been following the introduction of California legislative bill AB1153 that was intended to redefine esthetician scope of practice and to create a Master Esthetician license in the state of California. The legislation was proposed by the California Coalition for Advanced Skincare. Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) was pleased to be an active participant in that coalition to help shape legislation that we believed would raise the education standards for estheticians and protect consumers in the State of California. Why did ASCP choose to be involved? Read more ...

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Do you also offer massage, hair, or nail services? Get business resources and liability coverage tailored for all your needs from our sister associations Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) and Associated Hair Professionals (AHP) at no additional cost if you're already an ASCP member. Call ASCP on 800-789-0411 for information.