British Beauty Council Annual Report 2022: Taking beauty to the next level

by | Jan 5, 2023

The British Beauty Council Annual Report 2022 sets out the breadth of work carried out by the not-for-profit over the last 12 months to raise the reputation of British Beauty.

From the launch of the Future Talent Programme to campaigning during the drafting of the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act, the Council continued its steadfast work to take beauty to the next level

There’s no denying that last year was testing – makeup sales have been impacted due to a shift to remote and hybrid working, 77% of hair & beauty businesses are paying more for energy than they were six months ago, and footfall on high streets have taken a hit. 

Despite these challenges, the British Beauty Industry has remained resilient. Dubbed the ‘saviours of the high street’, barbers, beauty salons and nail salons were ranked in the top five growing independent retail categories at the end of last year. And, sales of prestige hair products increased 67% from January to the end of September 2022, compared to the same period in 2019, proving the catergory’s power. 

This tumultuous backdrop urged the British Beauty Council’s team to get put their heads together to support the industry and all of its adjacent sectors. 

In its recently published Annual Report Millie Kendall OBE, CEO of the British Beauty Council, says: ‘(The Council has) achieved some incredible milestones this past year despite the challenges, and we look to support the industry over the coming years as we brace ourselves for a turbulent trading period.’

On top of the launch of the Trade Hub – a resource designed to ensure safe and sustained trading overseas – 2022 saw the Sustainable Beauty Coalition turn one year old. The British Beauty Council also continued to engage with its diverse range of stakeholders via both online and IRL events.And, it published the ‘The Effects of Personal Care Services on Mental Health & Wellbeing‘ report alongside other stakeholders. 


Download the British Beauty Council Annual Report 2022 to learn more 

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