Who Can Join The AHC?

The Australian Hairdressing Council has several types of memberships available for passionate hair, beauty and barber industry advocates:



Salons that join the AHC are known as ‘Salon Select’. Membership is at Red, Green, Silver or Gold status, depending on which standards your salon business meets. Accreditation from an industry association says that you are a reputable and quality salon. AHC Salon Select membership is the perfect vehicle to promote that you are a sound and compliant business to your local community.

Become a Salon Select member



The AHC has a wide spectrum of businesses that enjoy the benefits of being an Associate Member by connecting with thousands of salons around Australia to promote their product or service. These range from salon supplies (furniture, products, tools, food and beverage, uniforms, software companies and many more) through to allied services (marketing, photography, business coaches, educators, PR and creative agencies to name a few). For a moderate annual fee, AHC Associate Membership could open a whole new world for your business!

Become an Associate Member



Franchises and groups of five or more salons come under this level of membership. We have developed a unique 5-Star Gold Salon Select Program specifically for this market segment that identifies as having operational systems and professional standards in place across their organisations. As such, these salons progress to a fast track for Gold Salon Select assessment.

Contact the AHC Head Office for further information about Franchise Group of Multi-Salon Group membership



This membership type is for Registered Training Organisations, both private and public. Connect with salon employers, other RTOs, educators, government and industry players who influence future directions in the Training Package reviews, assessment strategies and training. Take advantage of direct access to the latest industry news, resources and invaluable connections.

Become an RTO Select Member



If you are a teacher at a private college or TAFE, you are also welcome at the AHC. For a very moderate annual fee, you can keep abreast of the latest developments in the world of Education and Training and have your say with key industry players on vital plans for the future of your students. Network with likeminded associates and have access to valuable resources and news.

Become a Teacher Member



Are you a freelancer, solo operator, hairdresser with a compliant home business or perhaps in a rent-a-chair arrangement? Then this one’s for you! We would love to invite you to be an AHC member, and join our community of salons, suppliers, educators and creatives all working together to ensure that the Australian hairdressing industry remains a worldwide leader in our craft!

Become a Single Operator Member



If you are a hairdresser under the age of 29, then make sure you join the AHC’s national cult of Youthworx cool kids who connect, inspire, network and become industry informed. Gain recognition by engaging in AHC opportunities for your chance to travel, learn and be mentored by industry icons. And best of all, Youthworx membership is FREE!

Become a Youthworx Member