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We work with the beauty industry, government and others to drive excellence and growth across the industry.

Our ambition is to ensure that the beauty industry is recognised and valued at all levels of government, throughout the wider economy and by consumers.

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DEFINING BEAUTY
June 2019

THE VALUE OF BEAUTY
July 2019

THE COURAGE TO CHANGE
October 2020

OUR CAMPAIGNS

#ChopTheVAT

Today sees the launch of #ChopTheVAT – a campaign to ask the government to cut the VAT for hair salons from 20 percent down to 5 percent, as they have done for the hospitality industry.

Some hairdressers are down up to 80 percent in clients while still managing the huge overheads of running a bricks and mortar store. It’s estimated 10 percent of salons have already closed following lockdown, and 43 percent of salon owners don’t know if they will be able to survive the winter without financial help. 

So here’s the thing…

In EU guidelines, the hairdressing industry CAN have its VAT cut from 20 percent down to 5 percent, but it hasn’t happened. That extra 15 percent of cash in the hairdresser’s pocket is significant, especially as the salon sector survives on relatively small margins given the overheads. That extra 15 percent could potentially winter-proof some of our best-loved businesses.

Please share this campaign across your social and let’s help our hairdressers remain the beating heart of our high streets and big cities. #ChopTheVAT

 

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Beauty Bytes

COVID-19 Lockdown: Template Letter for MPs and Councillors

COVID-19 Lockdown: Template Letter for MPs and Councillors

Following the Prime Minister’s recent announcement regarding the revised Tiered system in England, we have put together a template for you to send to your local MP or councillor to ask for their support, and to implore them to allow businesses across the hair, beauty...

L’Oréal Professional Salon Support Guide

L’Oréal Professional Salon Support Guide

L'Oréal Professional have published an updated salon support guide, which covers England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. L'Oréal Professional Products Division have put together a useful Salon Support Guide which spans social media, communications advice,...

Nottinghamshire Open Letter from the British Beauty Industry

Nottinghamshire Open Letter from the British Beauty Industry

Please see attached open letter to Nottinghamshire local authority and Councillor Kay Cutts. Please send this letter to local MPs, Councillors and representatives and share across your own social media channels. Open Letter to LA Nottinghamshire 29.10.20 Many thanks...

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