About SABPA             [ English | Marathi ]
Salon & Beauty Parlor Association’s (SABPA) foundation was laid two decades back when a handful of salon owners mostly Tamilians approached Shri Datta Chavan to start an association for the community. Thus in the year 1990 “The Salon Association” was incepted under Shri Datta Chavan, which spread its wings throughout Mumbai in a very short time. In 1996 women members who were running Beauty Parlors under the same banner and requested Shri Chavan to make it a broader based outfit and thus it took the name of “Salon & Beauty Parlor Association” which was registered as a Trust with the Maharashtra Government.  The objective of the association was to unite all the members and further common interest.

Few years down the line the association also started the Mumbai Regional Chapter with the purpose of solving localized issues and addressing relevant issues with the administration. The association was also instrumental in achieving two key issues with the local administration, that of the mandatory “Monday closure” of all outlets and streamlining license issue to all members which benefitted the entire fraternity.

The association dived head-long in addressing other key issues as well. They organized seminars & workshops in entire Maharashtra to impart modern hair-cutting techniques to their members. Moreover many members started academy’s to evoke interest in the new generation, to take up hair cutting and hairdressing as a career. Plenty of salons got a make-over in the last decade because of the zeal and enthusiasm of the association.

Last but not the least it has been the association’s tireless pursuit in setting up the “Beauty Science Training Centre” in the year 2005 with the association of the Maharashtra State Business Training Committee which imparts Hair & Beauticians Course to both men & women who want to make Hair & Beauty as their career.

The association thus stands committed to furthering such progressive and far-reaching objectives which would benefit all the members in years to come.