American Association of Cosmetology Schools

AACS Files Amicus Brief in Support of School in Michigan Lawsuit

You may recall that earlier this fall, a federal district court judge sitting in Michigan granted summary judgment to a group of students seeking to be paid as employees for certain “work” performed in their school’s clinic. The students were enrolled in the school’s cosmetology program. The students alleged that...
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Benefits of AACS

American Association of Cosmetology Schools : Members

The AACS Experience

AACS membership is making a difference in the beauty and education industry. Check out our video and
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Government Relations Team

AACS Government Relations

AACS is working hard for us everyday in Washington D.C.
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American Association of Cosmetology Schools Events

Exhibiting with AACS

To exhibit with AACS at an upcoming event, click here.
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Careers In Beauty Hair Design

Your Beautiful Career

While income is important, finding a job that fulfills ones interests and passions is also important
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Join America's voice in hair, beauty & wellness education!

“We came to this organization before we even opened and everyone was so helpful. We owe so much to AACS!” AACS member Fern Michaels, Academy of Cosmetology (Janesville, WI)

Career Educators Alliance

Career Educators Alliance

National association exclusively for private, post-secondary educators. Check out our "CEA" section.

Find a School

So you want to join the beauty business? You are in the right place. Your first step is to find out the licensing requirements in your state and start to visit schools in your area to find one that is the right fit for you. Search schools below that are members of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools, an association that has been around since 1924 and is made up of privately owned beauty schools around the country.

Find a Vendor

This online vendor guide is the fastest way to locate the products and services cosmetologists, hair stylists, nail technicians, estheticians, and other beauty professionals need. Browse the 48 categories below for products such as apparel, makeup supplies and salon equipment, and services such as accounting, makeup education and training to help you run your salon more efficiently.