Our academic and industry memberships provide us with important resources and opportunities designed to enhance your experience at Penrose Academy. Each of our memberships connects us to important professional, educational and creative resources that ultimately help our students in all areas of their education.
American Association of Cosmetology Schools
The American Association of Cosmetology Schools is a nonprofit organization committed to updating members with the latest information about teaching methods, events and more.
Local First Arizona
Local First Arizona works with and supports locally owned businesses to create vibrant communities residents can be proud to call home.
We have a strong commitment to the performing arts and its connection to the beauty industry. Our partnership with ASU Gammage exposes students to the world of theatrical hair and makeup in an up-close and personal environment. Live workshops with visiting performers and artists, hand-on editorial contests and practical step-by-step demonstrations of theatrical techniques happen regularly at the school. Opportunities to participate on-site at ASU Gammage and in the community are also available for interested students.
Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) sets standards for ethical business behavior and monitors compliance. Penrose Academy is among almost 400,000 Accredited Businesses that meet and commit to their high standards. The BBB also coaches businesses on ethical behavior and how to build stronger, more trusting relationships with their customers.
Day Spa Association
The Day Spa Association has supported the Spa and Wellness industry for over two decades.
Arizona Private School Association (APSA)
The APSA is a voluntary self-regulating association of private universities, colleges, technical schools, and career schools that provide a vast array of educational opportunities.
The Professional Beauty Association
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) helps licensed professionals achieve their goals and progress in their careers. We joined PBA to give our students opportunities to connect with salon professionals.
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is Arizona’s largest and best-established business organization. Membership in the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce brings a wealth of opportunities for networking, exposure and saving money, as well as influence with local, state and federal lawmakers.
Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce
The Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most influential business organization in the northeast valley.
Phoenix Art Museum
The visual arts influence hair, makeup and fashion is many important ways. We encourage our students to visit local art institutions, such as the Phoenix Art Museum, for inspiration.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Art inspires creativity and curiosity, which can be channeled into a student’s work in many ways. Our support of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art represents our long-term commitment to promoting the value of the visual arts.
National Eyelash Education & Safety Association (NEESA)
The Eyelash Extension industry has grown in popularity and demand but is regulated differently or not at all, depending on what region you are in. Through the National Eyelash Education and Safety Association (NEESA) the highest standards for the industry are established and maintained.