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  • ABA Canada
  • American Association of Cosmetology Schools
  • Armstrong McCall
  • Beauty Industry Report
  • Beauty System Group
  • Day Spa Association
  • Emiliani
  • International Beauty Show
  • Kassidy's Salon & Spa Management Consultants
  • Maly's West
  • Marketing Solutions Inc.
  • Milano
  • Minnesota Salon & Spa
    Professionals Association
  • Modern Beauty Supply Canada
  • Peel's
  • Paradigm International Enterprises
  • Premiere Show Group
  • Pro Beauty Association | National Cosmetology Association
  • Salon Cashflow
  • Salon Galaxy

About ABA Canada

The Allied Beauty Association (ABA) is a registered not-for-profit Canadian organization that represents more than 90% of the Canadian professional beauty supply industry with respect to hair and nails. It is a trade association of manufacturers and distributors of professional beauty products and equipment for the use of beauty salons and spas.

The ABA was formed in 1934 and incorporated in 1957. From its original membership of three Canadian manufacturers and two distributors, it has since grown to include more than 265 corporate members.

The ABA’s mandate is to provide support for its members, monitor industry standards and encourage goodwill, mutual respect and understanding between its members, the public, governments and beauty professionals.

To achieve part of this mandate with respect to beauty professionals, each year the ABA coordinates trade shows in eight major Canadian cities. These shows bring together the majority of Canada’s professional beauty industry suppliers and are consequently, the largest and most attended beauty trade shows in Canada. The 2007 national annual attendance was more than 50,000.

About American Association of Cosmetology Schools

AACS was founded in 1924; we are a national non-profit association open to all privately owned schools of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences.

AACS specializes in updating our members with information about new teaching methods, current industry events, and Washington, DC updates. We do this through a series of seminars, conferences and conventions held throughout the year.

Most of all, AACS members act as a family, often helping each other with addressing problems facing beauty education. This "networking" is often listed as the most important benefit to membership.

For those schools that participate in Title IV funding, AACS lobbies Congress and the Department of Education aggressively to protect the interests of private career schools. AACS is your representative in Washington, DC.

About Armstrong McCall

Armstrong McCall offers full-service distribution to licensed professionals in the salon and spa industry. You may navigate this site to find an Armstrong McCall Store Location nearest you, learn about our Franchise Opportunities, find out when a particular Education class is scheduled for your area or look up the date of the next Hair, Nail, Skin and Spa Show. Also, don't forget to check out our new Equipment section including brochures and pricing for all our Salon and Spa equipment.

About The Beauty Industry Report

The Beauty Industry Report was founded in 1997 to fill a need for sharing timely, interesting, entertaining information between all segments of the professional salon industry. Today, the BIR is the only executive newsletter serving the professional beauty industry, including manufacturers, reps, distributors, associations, chain salons, day spas and top independent salons, with behind-the-scenes information about the people, products and companies that are meaningful to our readers. With the landscape of the salon industry rapidly changing, BIR is the "score card" that lets you know who's on first, who's striking out and who's scoring big.

The BIR is published 12 times a year with each issue being 12 or more pages. The paid circulation is 1,500 and growing. In addition, the circulation may include up to 1,000 extra copies as part of promotional mailings or show distributions.

About Beauty System Group

Beauty Systems Group (BSG) is a network of stores and professional sales consultants selling exclusive professional salon brands to licensed beauty professionals. As the largest full-service beauty supplier in the world, BSG combines the strength and expertise of its large size with the flexibility of its independently managed divisions.

BSG began with 39 Victory stores in the Midwest, headquartered in Chicago. In 1996, Barnum Beauty Supply, an Ohio-based, full-service distributor, was added to form Beauty Systems Group.

Now covering most of the United States and Canada, Beauty Systems Group represents some of the industry's most important professional salon brands including Matrix, Redken, Paul Mitchell, L’Oréal Professionnel, Graham Webb, American Crew, Repêchage, Rusk, OPI and Creative Nail Design, to name just a few.

About Day Spa Association

No more excuses, like "I don't have a week or even a few days to get away". Spa services and programs are now easily found whenever you want and need them. Wherever you may reside or your travels take you, Day Spas are emerging in large metropolitan areas, suburbs and shopping malls.

They may be stand-alone facilities, part of a bustling city hotel, connected to a health club, allied with a one-stop wellness center or an adjunct to medical facilities such as rehabilitation centers, dermatology clinics, plastic surgeons, chiropractors or even complementary medicine practitioners.

This directory will guide you to day spa facilities that take their business seriously, and are committed to bring you the best services and products that the spa industry has to offer. The Day Spa Association has established a set of guidelines to help you recognize what to expect from a day spa.

About Emiliani

Emiliani’s sole business is committed to serving customers and continuing to build strong and dedicated relationships with its customers and employees. We work every day to make sure that our customers are satisfied and we know each one of our employees on a first name, personal basis. “We care about everyone around us” says Domenic Emiliani. “Our entire operation is focused on one thing, serving our salons, that’s it, plain and simple” says Carl Galasso, President and C.O.O.

About International Beauty Show

The International Beauty Show is the top trade show for members of the professional beauty industry. The show is for beauty professionals only and is not open to the general public. The show’s main objective is to educate, in effect opening new doors for beauty professionals.

About Kassidy's Salon & Spa Management Consultants

Kassidy's Mission Statement

"To promote, empower and expand growth in the cosmetology industry through informative education; expanding awareness of the roles played by the Salon and Spa Owner, Employees, Booth Renter, Independent Contractor and the Retail Sales Force which play an important part in today's industry".

About Maly's West

Whether it’s sharpening your skills, experimenting with new techniques, or exploring cutting edge trends, Maly’s Education will take you further than ever before.

Maly’s classes are offered in all formats. From hands-on workshops, to in-depth demonstration clinics, Maly’s Education offers not just lessons, but experiences

About Marketing Solutions Inc.

Marketing Solutions is a complete marketing, advertising, graphic design, public relations and consulting services agency specializing in the professional beauty business. We actively work with professional salons, day spas, skin care centers, cosmetology academies, plastic surgeons, medical centers, beauty industry manufacturers, distributors, associations and entrepreneurial beauty industry ventures from across North America. Marketing Solutions ir recognized as the premier full-service marketing team in the professional beauty business.

About Milano

The Milano Software Team is dedicated to delivering innovative business management solutions that contribute to your success. We provide you with a complete business solution that increases your profitability, streamlines business procedures and supports your business strategy.

About Minnesota Salon & Spa Professional Association

The Minnesota Salon & Spa Professional Association is a community of salon professionals connected by a common passion for learning, growing and raising the professionalism of the entire salon industry. Through our legislative activism you have a strong voice in our communities, our industry, and with our government. PBA|MNSSPA is the only association that works to protect your license. 

About Modern Beauty Supply Canada

We are Western Canada’s largest wholesaler of beauty supplies and salon products. Modern Beauty Supplies provides professionals in the beauty, hair, spa, skin, aesthetic and body care industries with hair and styling products via mail order and shops in Calgary, Edmonton Downtown, Edmonton WestEnd, Burnaby (Vancouver and area) and Victoria. .

About Peel's

Since 1937, Peels Salon Services has been a family owned business, and has had a genuine passion for the professional beauty industry. This passion has driven our company to reach new goals and achieve more than we ever dreamed.

Today our passion is as strong as ever. We love the people and the relationships we have formed with manufacturers and industry professionals. Most of all, we cherish the relationships we have with our customers. Our goal remains the same, to provide quality products, outstanding service and support to all our customers in achieving their dreams.

About Paradigm International Enterprises

Training & Coaching you to be Profitable & Effective.

About Premiere Show Group

Premiere Beauty Show is a trade show for members of the professional beauty industry ONLY. This program is not open to the general public.

About PBA & NCA

The Professional Beauty Association's (PBA) purpose is to advance the professional beauty industry by providing its members with business tools, government advocacy, education, networking, events and more to ensure business and career success with integrity. PBA is the largest organization of salon professionals with members representing salons and spas, distributors, manufacturers and as of 2010, licensed professionals with the addition of the National Cosmetology Association (NCA).

About Salon Cashflow

A community of Owners dedicated to improving Cash Flow!' A subscription based web site called "Saloncashflow.com".  You can go on line anytime day or night and get all of the help you need by reading the step-by-step articles that teach you how to boost your business profits.  Read a salon or spa success story profile once a month.  Weekly get the hottest tips from industry experts. 

About Salon Galaxy

Connecting the beauty industry.

inspiration | empowerment | freedom

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