Ghana Hairdressers and Beauticians Association was formed in 1972 with its headquarters in Accra .It is a non political, non-racial, non-religious  and non-ideological association.

It was the first association to join the informal sector of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU).

GHABA can be found in all the 16 regions of Ghana. We have a membership of 6000 countrywide. In the Greater-Accra region, the affairs of the Association is steered by the National Executive Council made up of all Presidents, Secretaries and Financial Secretaries drawn from the regions, 28 zones in Accra.


One major activity o the region is our Annual Hairweek Celebration which showcases the core elements of our profession.

Other activities we observe are Health walks,fun games, symposia and workshops.

As part of our social responsibility, we make donations to the less-privileged in society, like orphanages, hospitals.

Our National and Regional Secretaries are located on the 3rd Accra Central View Hotel Building.


1991-1995            -     Mrs.Millicent Ocansey   

1995-2003         -  
Mrs. Joyce Mama Appiah

2003-2011    - 
Mrs. Christiana Okine

2011 to present       - 
Ms. Offei Yirenkyi


Mrs. Joyce Appiah

Mrs. Elizabeth Bossman

 Ms. Tina Offei Yirenkyi


Duties and Obligations of Regional Bodies

  • • The regional bodies shall co-ordinate and monitor the activities of the various Districts in the region. They shall authorize the formation of zones in the various  Districts upon deliberations of the Regional Executives depending on prevailing circumstances in that district for easy organizational work.
  • The Regional Executive shall authorize the admission of new members in the various District and Zones through the appropriate committees and see to it that its members adhere to tax obligations of the Internal Revenue Service and District Administration.
  • The Regional Executives shall  report to the National Secretariat quarterly .However have autonomous status in deciding on matters of regional interest. They shall also arbitrate on the complaints from the Districts and Zones.
  • The Regions shall be obliged to pay all amounts levied by the National for the smooth running and financing of the Association.
  • The Regions shall be eligible to levy various districts to meet special needs of the Association.

Office Address: 3rd Floor, Industrial and Commercial workers union (ICU) building. Kokomelemele
0302 731048/0302 731049

Postal address: P.O. BOX CT 1684 Cantonments Accra