International Professional Image Association!
The IPIA strives to combine all the facets of total image into one organization. We want to establish a network of image experts that includes professionals that are qualified and involved in the image industry.
This association is for any professional in image or image-related fields e.g. fashion designer/buyer, stylist, image consultant, fashion journalist, beautician, hair-stylist, make-up artist, dietician, wellness and fitness instructors, plastic surgeons, bridal, tailoring, shoes, accessories etc.
The IPIA is dedicated to support every member’s business with resourceful information and updated educational material in the various areas of image expertise.
What we do
Networking professionals in the Image Industry
Gain Business credibility
For professionals in the image industry to gain business credibility, it is vitally important that one registers with the IPIA network of professionals as only credible professionals can join. The screening process involves the verification of credentials, as well as a look into potential members’ experience and quality of work.
Connecting and Public Exposure
Being part of the IPIA can connect you with potential clients as well as professionals who you can collaborate with. Being a member of the IPIA gives you and the public access to the contact information of other IPIA members through our membership directory on our website.
Gain The IPIA Certification
As part of our day to day interactions with clients and other professionals, certifications go a long way. The IPIA allows members that have been a member for at least one year or more to apply to become certified. This certification will ensure that your clients and peers trust your ability and skill making you more credible in the image industry.
Being part of the IPIA support network will allow you to grow your business at a much faster rate than working in isolation. The IPIA supports connection, collaboration, and creativity!
Strong Support Network
We host interactive forums where trends, opinions and questions can be shared amongst professionals in the same line of work. The IPIA encourages people to share their knowledge, to collaborate and to become a strong support network structure for each other.
Being part of the IPIA gives you the opportunity to partake in a variety of conferences applicable to the image industry allowing you to connect with other image professionals, market yourself and expand your business footprint.
IPIA Brand collaboration
Gain access to the use of the IPIA brand and logo to make you recognised for your exceptional service and professionalism. Only approved members may use the IPIA logo which gives you the exclusivity you need to operate as a more effective image professional.
We keep our members up to date with the latest news and trends as well as tips and tricks of the image industry. All members are encouraged to contribute by sharing their knowledge of their areas of expertise.
Share your opinions
Have the opportunity to share your opinions with other professionals about image or business related subjects. This too allows you to receive important and valuable advice as well to improve your skills and service delivery.
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Benefit from the vast knowledge, experience and familiarity of the IPIA
The IPIA encourages all individuals and businesses that share our passion for everything related to the image industry, to make a decision today and to enrol for membership with the IPIA.
Membership fees are R 500 per year for an Individual membership, and R 1300 per year for a Corporate membership (The Corporate membership includes 2 additional Individual memberships).