New Barber School Association Formed

By: Jim Stone


Employers, Professionals, Students

With the popularity of Barbering and Barbershops on an upward trend over the past decade, now is the time to start a Barber School Association. Although there used to be a National Association of Barber Schools that was a major player in the barber industry in the 50s, 60’s and 70’s, it slowly died in the 80’s when long hair and unisex salons became popular. This caused many Barber Schools to become Cosmetology Schools. With so many Barber Schools opening now and Cosmetology Schools adding Barbering Programs, I am excited to announce a new Barber School Association (BSA) to help and educate schools, their instructors and students.
“BSA Mission Statement: “To unite barber schools, their owners, instructors, and staff through education and networking to improve our schools and the Barber Industry.”

The BSA is a division of the National Association of Barber Boards of America (NABBA). NABBA started in 1926, and its members are the state barber boards from across the U.S. NABBA has two conferences each year where the state board delegates come together for several days of updates and collaboration. Also, at the NABBA Conferences are two days of education for barber instructors and other professionals called LAB – Learn About Barbering. Our BSA members will get discounts on all NABBA – LAB education events. Our Annual Conference will be in Atlanta on Sept. 18th – 22nd. We will again have two days of education for instructors and professionals.

BSA members can take advantage of offers from our industry partners. Our member schools will receive education and benefits for staff, instructors, and students and purchase discounts on tools and supplies. Our industry partners are leaders in the barber and cosmetology industry, including Beauty Cast Network, Milady, Pivot Point, Wahl Clipper Company, Beauty as a Business, Blacksmith Blades, and more.

To request a NABBA/BSA introduction packet and membership forms, please email Jim Stone at or leave a message at 888-338-0101.

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