About Beauty Council of Western Canada


To help professional cosmetologists realize their full potential.



BeautyCouncil is the association for cosmetology professionals and sets the standard for all levels of the beauty industry through:

  • Leadership
  • Advocacy
  • Professional Certification
  • Continuing Education



For almost 90 years BeautyCouncil, the former Hairdressing Association of BC and Cosmetology Association of BC, was a provincial government regulated body for the cosmetology industry. When government regulation ceased in 2003, the industry created a voluntary association comprised of caring, driven and committed professionals who recognized a need for industry standards to be upheld. 

Today we continue to oversee the growth and development of training, certification, advocacy and events for Western Canada's beauty professionals. We are a member driven non-profit organization that fosters private sector partnerships, advances the interests of the industry and raises professional standards.