The National Cosmetology Association, now under the auspices of the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is a trade organization committed to supporting licensed salon professionals progress in their careers while striking a healthy balance between their professional and personal lives. Any licensed professional, whether working for a salon or as an independent contractor, is eligible to join PBA's licensed professional section. The PBA | NCA licensed professional section also welcomes currently enrolled cosmetology students.
PBA promotes professionalism in the salon. Membership is a simple, meaningful way for licensed professionals to enrich their professional life. PBA Licensed Professional member benefits include:
Licensed professional members have access to resources to enhance their careers, including discounts at many of the best-known advanced academies; scholarships; access to internationally recognized CIDESCO certification and educational programs; and opportunities to compete in the international Organisation Mondiale Coiffure bi-annual competition.
Some benefits include complimentary subscriptions to American Salon Magazine, NCA Now, PBA Progress and The Washington Update and discounts to other industry and consumer publications; 5% discount at Sally Beauty Supply; 10% discount on T-Mobile service charges; 20% discount on annual fees with LifeLock; savings at FedEx Kinkos; major medical and liability insurance through Abbey Insurance Services; and quality dental coverage through DentalPlans.com.
PBA works hard to represent the interests of salon and spa professionals. Members are encouraged to get involved in PBA's efforts to make a difference for the entire industry.
November 1, 2009
In August 2009, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and the National Cosmetology Association (NCA) announced the two organizations signed an agreement to effect a proposed merger.
April 1, 1987
A small group of dedicated, farsighted, and hardworking nail technicians, active in the youngest chapter of the nation’s largest cosmetology association, is beginning to have their impact.