about us






Ageing gracefully and getting better with time, the HBIA is proudly the oldest association in the industry - over 90 years in fact!

Partnered with the famous Australian Retailers Association (ARA), our purpose is to continuously strengthen and ensure industry success by informing, protecting, advocating, educating and saving money on behalf of our members.


We are a voice, support and business hub for all walks of life in the Hairdressing & Beauty Industry; including business owners, brands, students and educational institutes.

Importantly, we have first hand industry experience and truly understand the needs of the salon owner. So we work to ensure our members have the business advice, resources and connections at their fingertips to enable them to get through the everyday needs of running a successful business. 


We participate in Industrial Relations, Employee Relations and other Government Tribunals. We influence the legislation that influences you. 


The HBIA celebrates everybody in the industry and to showcase the talent that surrounds us we run the iconic Hairdressing Championships each year, amongst other events like the Apprentice, Student & Educator Awards.