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Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest professional membership association for skin care professionals.

ASCP was created by the founders of ABMP, the largest professional association for massage therapists. Because many massage therapists are also licensed estheticians, ABMP membership was extended to skin care practitioners in 1997. As demand grew for an organization devoted solely to their needs, ASCP was formed in January 2007.

A primary ASCP product is liability insurance coverage for skin care professionals. The association also provides its members with a variety of publications, business support, continuing education and advocacy to legislators and the media. To the public, it offers educational resources explaining different treatments and their benefits. ASCP also participates in trade shows and has an active program in support of skin care schools. It is the only organization of its kind that provides all these industry-specific benefits in addition to its insurance coverage.

Current membership (as of June 2014) is 14,477. Members include estheticians, skin care students and skin care educators.

Staff and leadership
ASCP is headquartered in Golden, Colorado. The leadership team consists of Katie Armitage (president), Jesse Cormier (director of industry relations) and Debbie Higdon (risk management/special services manager). See ASCP staff bios. ASCP also shares staff with ABMP for various mutual office functions.

Privacy policy
ASCP respects the privacy of its members, and does not give away or sell member email addresses to any third party.  When a member supplies ASCP with his or her email address, it will only be used to send membership information. Every membership email from ASCP includes the option to unsubscribe from future emails.

Associated Skin Care Professionals
25188 Genesee Trail Road, Suite 200
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 800-789-0411
Información y asistencia en español: 800-789-0411, x653
Fax: 800-790-0299
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Media contact: Mary Barthelme Abel, Editor, 303-679-7651/direct,

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