SAAHSP is a Non Profit Organization serving its members and the Skin, Body, and Nail Care Industry as the Professional Body in South Africa. SAAHSP is legally constituted to protect the Public Interest in relation to services provided. The Organization will develop, award, monitor and revoke Professional Designations and regulate Continual Professional Development (CPD);
Membership Fees 2024
Professional Therapist / Affiliate Membership
New Membership R820
Membership renewal R700 per annum
Salon/Spa/Clinic Membership including 1-5 Therapists/Staff R 1100
Salon/Spa/Clinic Membership including 6 or more Therapists/Staff R 1800
Corporate Membership including 1-5 Staff R 1100
Corporate Membership including including 6 or more Staff R 1800
Membership Application Forms
Professional Therapist Membership Application Form -
Affiliate Membership Application Form -
Salon / Spa / Clinic Membership Application Form -
Corporate Membership Application Form -
Completed forms/documents and photos of relevant Certificates/Qualifications may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via WhatsApp to 079 098 6694.
Membership to the Association shall be open to all qualified and interested parties who shall be individuals with professional or other interests in the operational areas of the Association.
Honorary and or Founder Member - Voting Member
A natural person who the SAAHSP Board has, in its absolute discretion, conferred Honorary Membership Status for rendering outstanding service to the art and science of the Industry or to the Association. These members are not required to pay Membership Fees, and are entitled to vote.
A Designated Person within the field of Skin, Body and Nail Care Industry. These members are required to pay an Annual Subscription/Membership Fee, and are entitled to one vote. A portion of these fees are payable to CIDESCO International on an annual basis by SAAHSP, CIDESCO Section SA.
These members are entitled to cast a vote in person or via proxy at the Annual General Meeting or any Membership Meeting called for.
A Corporate Member is a Business entity, which may include Corporate SAAHSP and CIDESCO Schools/Training Providers, these entities may not indicate that their activities, products or training are endorsed by the Association unless they have made a written application to the SAAHSP Board, comply with the criteria as set out by the SAAHSP Board and their application has been approved by the SAAHSP Board, in its discretion. Such entity is required to subscribe to the Association annually and do NOT have a vote.
A Salon/Spa/Clinic Member is a Business entity and may not indicate that their activities, products or training are endorsed by the Association unless they have made written application to the SAAHSP Board, comply with the criteria as set out by the SAAHSP Board and their application has been approved by the SAAHSP Board in its discretion. Such entity is required to subscribe to the Association annually and do NOT have a vote. Such entity is required to have one member with a valid SAAHSP and or CIDESCO Membership Qualification and should be a Designated Member.
Constitutes a person holding position that is excluded from the membership designations.
A natural person following a course of a recognized standard of Education and Training in the Industry. These members are required to pay an Annual Subscription/Membership Fee and are not entitled to vote. A portion of these fees are payable to CIDESCO International on an annual basis by SAAHSP, CIDESCO Section SA.
These members are NOT eligible to cast a vote in person or via proxy at the Annual General Meeting or any membership meeting called for.
A Nail Technologist (NtHS) is a practicing Professional who applies artificial nails and provides nail and nail care therapy on the hands and feet. NtHS often specialize in one or more types of nail enhancements such as Gel, Silk, Fibre, Acrylic and Nail art, depending on product specific training.
A Beauty Technologist (BtHS) is a practicing Professional who applies basic skincare, hand and foot treatments with nail treatments, hair removal and make-up applications and a basic back and neck massage and back treatment.
A Beauty Therapist (BHS) is a practicing professional who applies complete skincare and body treatments including massage. This requires two years of training.
A Somatologist (SomHS) is a practicing professional who studies the science of the human body including physics, chemistry, biology, botany and general heading of physicalism as a branch of Anthropology. This requires 3 years of training.
Advanced Aesthetic Therapist (AHS)
An Advanced Aesthetic Therapist (AHS) has completed an additional one year of training who is involved in advanced aesthetic treatments.