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AACS is Your Representative in Washington, D.C.

AACS works hard to protect the rights of beauty, barber and wellness students and school owners at all levels of government with active Federal, State, and Accreditation Committees. The AACS Government Relations Committee (GRC) is comprised of dedicated volunteers that work with the AACS public policy advisor and the AACS Executive Director to advocate for the rights and need of our industry.

The AACS government relations team actively monitors state and federal legislative and proposed rules to determine their effect on our sector of education.  The government relations team depends on active participation of our members to engage our elected officials to share our support and opposition to legislation effecting beauty, barber, and wellness education.

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Do you have questions about membership or events? Do you want to learn more about AACS or need assistance from our staff? Interested in joining a committee or becoming a sponsor? Fill out our contact form and a member of our staff will reach out to you.


AACS Remains Vigilant and Pro-active to Protect the Beauty, Barber, and Wellness Industry.

Fifth Circuit Denies Petition for Rehearing

June 13, 2024

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled against the U.S. Department of Education’s petition for rehearing in CCST v. U.S. Department of Education.

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