We work to ensure that the beauty industry is recognised and valued at all levels of government, throughout the wider economy and by consumers. Sometimes this involves championing causes or pushing for action on behalf of our members and the beauty industry at large.

Some of our recent campaigns:

MAY 2021


Help us bring beauty back into people’s lives! Our new #OhHelloBeauty campaign encourages people to return to hair and beauty salons – and help get high street and city centre businesses back on their feet.

So here’s the thing

More than 7,000 salons in the UK have gone out of business since March last year following the forced closures in light of the pandemic. While salons were able to reopen on 12 April 2021, they aren’t yet seeing the numbers of clients coming back to salons and stores that they had pre-Covid.

Please share this campaign across our social and let’s help our hair and beauty salons remain the beauty heart of our high streets and cities. #OhHelloBeauty

How you can help

  1. Download your Oh Hello Beauty campaign posters and social media assets.
  2. Print your posters out in either A2 or A3.
  3. Place facing outwards to the street in your salon window.
  4. Use the social media assets on your Facebook and Instagram accounts, tagging @britishbeautycouncil and #OhHelloBeauty.
  5. Use the Gifs and stickers in Instagram Stories to help spread the word.
  6. Get your clients involved! Ask them to post pictures of themselves after a visit to you, using #OhHelloBeauty. 



MARCH 2021


To launch the campaign we coordinated and published an open letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak from 60 leading beauty journalists calling on Government to provide urgent financial support for hairdressers, beauty salons and mobile traders.



British Beauty Council patron twelveNYC  launched a digital platform where beauty business can buy accessible, compliant and cost-effective PPE. Neither the British Beauty Council or twelveNYC profited from the service.



In October 2020 we launched #ChopTheVAT – a campaign asking government to cut VAT for hair salons from 20 percent to 5 percent, as they had done for the hospitality industry.
Read our press release.

At this point, some hairdressers were down 80 percent in clients while still managing the huge overheads of running a bricks-and-mortar store. An estimated 10 percent of salons had already closed since lockdown, and 43 percent of salon owners didn’t expect to survive the winter without financial help.

We produced a series of eye-catching graphics and encouraged members to share them across their social networks.

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