About Us

The Salon & Spa Professional Association is a community of salon professionals in the Upper Midwest connected by a common passion for learning, growing and raising the professionalism of the entire salon industry. Through our legislative activisim you have a strong voice in our communities, our industry, and with our government. SSPA is the only association that works to protect your license and your business right here in Minnesota.

We welcome cosmetologists, estheticians, nail technicians, barbers, educators, distributors, manufacturer representatives and students... whether you work for yourself, in a large or small salon, barber shop, or an affiliated company.  As a member of SSPA, you have access to education, fashion events, community service and insurance...all the tools needed to build your career!

The Salon & Spa Professional Association is your source for continuing cosmetology related education, insurance and banking services, professional networking, leadership and volunteer opportunities and legislative protection.

In 1924, Minnesota's cosmetology professionals formed this organization and made a commitment to promoting and protecting their industry. Our mission to educate, protect and support the success of our members continues to this day.

The professional association offers educational events such as the INsalon, Salon Professional Sessions, Instructor Teaching Seminars and other specialized events and classes.  

SSPA is your  trusted source for advanced learning!



To educate and advocate for salon professionals in Minnesota.


To be the trusted voice and resource for salon professionals.


  • Future focused
  • Instill excellence
  • Safe salon practices
  • High standards of ethics and integrity
  • Promote diversity