School Membership

Become a member today!

Join the only national association representing the beauty and wellness education sector. Join  hundreds of other schools in this member organization which brings together the thousands of owners, directors, educators, and staff of this unique sector of education.


AACS is proactive in both federal and state government relations activities.  As a regulated industry, we stay prepared to combat constant attacks on our sector of education.  From gainful employment and over-regulation at the federal level to the reduction of program hours as well as the complete deregulation of licensure at the state level, AACS stays vigilant and pro-active to protect the beauty and wellness sector of education.

  • Annually AACS hosts the Congressional Summit and Hill Day where owners and administrators gather to learn about the latest government activities in Washington, D.C. as well as meet with Members of Congress and their staffs to advocate on behalf of the beauty and wellness education sector.

Only AACS hosts the two major national conferences designed expressly for the beauty and wellness education professional.  Learn from experts from across the country as they share their years of industry knowledge in operations, admissions, marketing, financial aid, compliance and education.

  • AACS Career Educators Alliance Conference – This two-day conference is designed to help your instructors excel as educators
  • AACS Annual Conference – The Annual Conference provides owners and administrators the knowledge and tools they need to meet today’s operational challenges and grow their schools.

Become part of a formal network of beauty and wellness school owners, directors, educators, vendors and consultants to share ideas and best practices.  Find a member who can mentor you to grow your business and keep abreat of the latest trends in the industry.


As a member you can join us for our Webinar Wednesdays where experts from our partner members and schools will share their knowledge on pertinent topics in the areas of operations, admissions/marketing, financial aid/compliance and education/teaching.

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School Membership Dues

AACS Membership dues are based on the total gross revenue of an institution’s beauty and wellness programs (including tuition, clinic income, books, kits, etc.)

Revenue Dues
$0 – $499,999 $599
$500,000 – $999,999 $1,200
$1,000,000 – $1,999,999 $1,700
$2,000,000 – $3,999,999 $2,100
$4,000,000 – $4,999,999 $2,600
$5,000,000 – $5,999,999 $3,000
$6,000,000 – $7,999,999 $3,600
$8,000,000 – $9,999,999 $4,400
$10,000,000 – $11,999,999 $5,600
$12,000,000 – $14,999,999 $6,600
$15,000,000 – $24,999,999 $7,600
$25,000,000 – $39,999,999 $9,600
$40,000,000 – $59,999,999 $11,600
$60,000,000 – $100,000,000 $14,400
>$100,000,000 $24,600

AACS has a universal renewal date of January 1st.  Schools joining after July 1 will be granted a 50% reduction in first year dues as long as they agree to automatic annual billing via credit card.  The following year’s dues will be charged on December 15 of the preceding year.