AHP Indie Stylist: Magazine for Professional Hair Stylists, Barbers, and Cosmetologists

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AHP Indie Stylist

The magazine created for YOU

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Everything you need to know

Read the hottest magazine in the profession! AHP Indie Stylist is a digital publication created to speak directly to you, the independent hair stylist and barber. AHP members receive an exclusive subscription to our bimonthly magazine.

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An image of a hairstylist magazine called AHP's Indie Stylist.In every issue of AHP Indie Stylist magazine

  • The Feed: A curated list of industry influencers
  • The Buy: The scoop on new professional retail products
  • The Spark: Inspiring stories of perseverance
  • The Rules: Expert tips and advice for running an independent business
  • Plus: Profiles of top stylists, styling techniques, trends, and so much more

Read the current issue online, or look for a back issue!


Reach ambitious, dedicated, and educated decision makers in the hair industry through our array of advertising opportunities. Opportunities include:

  • Special section: The Artist Collective
  • High-impact advertising
  • Video demos and testimonials
  • Discount partnership opportunities
  • Custom advertising options
  • 2-page spread advertorials

For more information on our readers or to receive a customized advertising plan, please submit an Advertising Request Form or call 800-575-4642.

Feature your amazing product or story in AHP Indie Stylist magazine


We are always interested in working with experts on any hair or business topic of interest to licensed cosmetologists.

  • Feature articles are 800–1,200 words in length and must be objective and product-neutral.
  • Feature articles are planned 8–12 months in advance.
  • Compensation is on a case-by-case basis.
  • For more information, contact Mary Barthelme Abel, Editor, at mabel@associatedhairprofessionals.com.


  • Products considered include professional hair care products (shampoo, conditioner, styling products, etc.), styling and barbering tools, nail/manicure products, waxing products, lash and brow products, cosmetics devices, educational books and DVDs, uniforms, or any other product aimed at the licensed cosmetologist.
  • Include a description of the product, pricing, sizes available, contact number, website for ordering, and a high-resolution, professional image of the product.
  • For more information, contact Mary Barthelme Abel, Editor, at mabel@associatedhairprofessionals.com.


We are also looking for potential video presenters on hair, nail, or business topics. Educational videos are product-neutral and unpaid, but give you the opportunity to promote yourself with a byline and time to speak briefly about your company or product at the close of the video.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I'm an AHP member. Why don't I receive AHP Indie Stylist magazine? This is usually a sign that we have an outdated email address on file for you, or that there was a previous request to be unsubscribed from our emails. Please call the membership department at 800-575-4642 to make sure we have your correct information and ensure you start receiving this digital publication.
  • I missed the last issue, how can I access it? The current issue, and all back issues, can be read online at any time. Please contact getconnected@associatedhairprofessionals.com with your request.
  • I'm not a member. Can I subscribe? Of course! Subscriptions to the digital version of AHP Indie Stylist magazine are available online here. Please check out all the benefits of AHP membership if you would like more information about how to join.


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