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100th Anniversary: 1924-2024

About AACS

In 2024, AACS celebrates its centennial anniversary. Founded in 1924, AACS has a rich history of educating and advancing millions of students into the beauty, barber, and wellness industry. For decades, we have been providing our school owner members with timely updates on information and resources about new teaching methods, industry events, as well as both federal and state regulatory updates. AACS offers our members opportunities to advocate, network, and learn at two annual conferences, a congressional summit event, regular webinars, and more. For those schools that participate in Title IV funding, AACS lobbies congress and the Department of Education aggressively to protect the interests of private career schools.

For 100 years, AACS has embraced these core values: Integrity, Being Passionate and Determined, Humanitarian Outreach, Embracing Diversity, Members First Through Empowerment, Preserving Educational Choice, Fostering a Sense of Community, Creative Learning, Changing Lives.

Celebrate With Us!

We are excited to celebrate our centennial anniversary with AACS members all year long. Join in the celebration by sharing your stories and photos from years past (email your photos/stories to, tag AACS and use the hashtag #100yearsofAACS on social media, and be sure attend our 100th anniversary parties at this year’s conferences.

Here’s to another 100 years of representing beauty, barber, and wellness education!

100th Anniversary

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