We are the Hair and Beauty Industry Association of South Australia Incorporated; trading as SAHBA (SA Hair & Beauty Assoc.) SAHBA is a “Not for Profit” Organisation run by professional volunteers for the betterment of the industry.

SAHBA has remained dedicated to assisting its members and the industry for a myriad of years, leading and representing the Hair and Beauty industry, encompassing Hairdressers, Barbes, and Beauty professionals and emerging talent, and therefore, we acknowledge the significance of remaining current and prominent within the industry. 

We are the centre where the workings and plannings of the hair and beauty industry takes place. SAHBA collectively works with other business organisations and government departments such as:

What does this involve?

This involves keeping alongside industry developments, changes in industry awards and compensation rates, policy shifts, and educational pathways for students. 

Equally important is our commitment to providing our member community with opportunities for networking, exclusive discounts, participation in educational events, and addressing health, well-being, and environmental concerns through strategic partnerships.

Who is part of our community?

  1. Sole traders running their own business
  2. A salon, barber, spa or clinic business who hire staff, contractors and apprentices or students
  3. Students currently enrolled at TAFE and RTO’s  undertaking accredited qualifications
  4. Overseas qualified hairdressers and barbers who are now seeking guidance on recognised qualification pathways and employment in South Australia
  5. Overseas beauty therapist, makeup artist and nail technicians
  6. Registered Training Authorities both in Hair, Barbery & Beauty 
  7. Suppliers and Wholesalers who service the Hair & Beauty Industry
  8. Board Directors who have over 25+years plus experience both technically, commercially along with previous or existing industry representation
  9. Members who work in SA Skills Commission
  10. Members who represent Registered Training Authorities
  11. Non-for-profit representatives who seek volunteers from our industry to get involved with their yearly events to give back to individuals who can’t afford a haircut or beauty treatments

Who in industry do we collaborate with?

Our collaboration extends to industry businesses, professionals, and students on local, national, and international matters. These include crucial areas such as ethics, standards, education, and skills training. By fostering this cooperation, SAHBA establishes a robust framework to promote the overall health and well-being of the hair and beauty industry and its diverse vocations.

  • SafeWork SA
  • Business SA
  • Workcover
  • Immigration SA
  • FairWork Ombudsman
  • Australian Tax Office
  • Department of Industry & Skills
  • Service Skills Australia
  • Training and Skills Commission
  • Consumer and Business Services (CBS)
  • Department of Education

We also work with industry businesses, professionals and students on local, national and international issues including, but not limited to, ethics, standards, education and skills training. This creates the framework for the health and well-being of the hair and beauty industry, and those who practice in the many diversified vocations of the industry.

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