SAAHSP - Professional Body for the Skin, Body & Nail Care Industry

A  professional association (also called a professional body, professional organization, or professional society) is usually a non profit organization seeking to further a particular profession, the interests of individuals engaged in that profession, and the public interest.


The SAAHSP Professional Body will be driven towards achieving quality education and training, regulate industry standards to our code of ethics in the Beauty Health and Skincare industry.  The activities involved in such an exercise are guided by a Quality Management System.


SAAHSP was awarded Professional Body Status by SAQA (South African Quality Assurance Body on the 19th March 2013.

This provides SAAHSP member with Professional registration and Designations

  1. Professional Body Policy (annexure)



a.  QAP Accredited Training Providers

  • List

  • Audit Checklist

  • Application

  • DHET application documents

  • FET and HET


b.  Assessors Moderators

  • Application

  • Policy

  • List of Registered Assessors/Moderators

  • Code of ethics




Nail technologist (NtHS)

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.

Beauty Technologist (BtHS)

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.

Beauty Therapist (BHS)

A Beauty Therapist (BHS) is a practicing professional who applies complete skincare and body treatments including massage.  This requires two years of training.

Somatologist (SomHS)

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.


  • Evidence Criteria sheet

  • CPD Policy

  • Code of Ethics

  • CPD Procedure for Members

  • CPD Activity Log

Linked Associations


Membership Application Forms

Professional Membership Application Form - 

Salon & Corporate Membership Application Form - 

Completed forms + pics of relevant certificates and docs may be emailed to or you could scan or fax


Physical Address:

Savannah Office Park

Cycad Building

Corner 9th & Rugby Street

Weltevreden Park



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Banking Details:



FNB Cresta

Number: 5144 0975 783

Phone:  011 675 6518


South Africa