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Whether you work from home, mobile or a salon location, Associated Beauty Therapists completely understands your business and treatment portfolio.  With a specialist understanding of the sector, staff that have previously worked in the industry and a dedicated team of professionals with over 50 years of beauty market experience, we work tirelessly to protect your business.

Welcome to Associated Beauty Therapists (ABT)

Established in 2004, ABT Ireland has been offering insurance solutions for individual therapists, hairdressers, salon owners and students working in the beauty, hair and complementary therapy sectors for over a decade.


We are the trusted name in this specialist insurance field with over 18,000 members, offering benefits including €6.5 million Professional Liability Insurance, €6.5 million Public Liability Insurance, €6.5 million Product Liability Insurance, €6.5 million Medical Malpractice/Treatment Risk Insurance, and €150,000 Legal & Tax Protection as standard.

In addition, ABT Ireland provides comprehensive business support to the industry including DAS Legal Advice and training accreditation.

ABT Ireland also publish Ireland's market-leading beauty trade publication, Irish Beauty, alongside its online news desk, and are proud to organise the annual beauty trade event, the Irish Beauty Show held at the RDS Dublin. What's more, our experience in the beauty and hair sectors means we can offer salons, training providers and industry suppliers a broad range of marketing services through our in-house brand and design team.

Membership Benefits

Whether you work from home, mobile or a salon location, Associated Beauty Therapists completely understands your business and treatment portfolio. With a specialist understanding of the sector, staff that have previously worked in the industry and a dedicated team of professionals with over 50 years of beauty market experience, we work tirelessly to protect your business. ABT is the largest beauty and insurance membership provider in Ireland and the UK, with over 18,000 active and insured business owners.
Industry Specific Insurance
Our insurance package has been designed specific to the Beauty, Nails, Hair and Complementary markets and is provided through Catlin Insurance (UK) Ltd. Our insurance includes €6.5 Million Professional, Product & Public Liability
Digital Irish Beauty Magazine, Newsletter and Website
Digital subscription to Ireland's leading beauty trade magazine. Plus a bi-monthly newsletter which includes industry discounts and keep in touch at irishbeauty.ie ABT's membership benefit that delivers up to date Beauty, Hairdressing Industry and Lifestyle news.
Exclusive Trade Show Entry
Free access to Ireland’s leading trade show, worth €50. Register for tickets at irishbeauty.ie
DAS Legal & Tax Protection Package
Insured by DAS Legal Expenses Insurance Company Ltd and includes legal cost up to €150,000 including solicitors' and barristers' fees, court costs, expenses for witnesses, attendance expenses and accountants fees. We will also pay the costs of appealing or defending an appeal. (Excludes Students)
Free Web Listings
Free Website Listing to drive personal consumer leads to your salon with our new and innovative system. (Excludes Students)
Membership Helpline
As industry specialists, you can get in touch with your questions and queries via livechat on our website, UK based call centre, social media or meet us in person at a trade show.
Interactive Demos
Free interactive demos in line with regional trends available at various trade shows. Keep up to date via Irishbeauty.ie for news, features, training & videos, exclusive to ABT members.
Worldwide Cover
Free representation in the case of inquiry by revenue commissioners worth €120. This great benefit even includes accountant's fees! This policy is mobile and will cover you to practice around the world for temporary trips and excludes USA and Canada. Main domicile must be ROI,
Exclusive Member Discounts
Save 100's with ABT's twice monthly newsletters offering broad market trends, strategy and exclusive member discounts from industry-leading brands.
Starter Pack
Enamel badges, window stickers, certificates and lots more! Additional charge of €5
Marketing & Networking Solutions
Additional marketing and networking solutions available on request.

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