The British Beauty Council’s charity affiliates play a vital role in determining initiatives to underpin our strategic goals and objectives.
Meet our charity affiliates
BEAUTY BACKED TRUST
Beauty Backed fundraising initiative began in 2020 to support the independent businesses and entrepreneurs within the beauty industry, who were directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. After a successful launch, which saw over £600,000 raised for distribution by the Hair & Beauty Charity, Beauty Backed has since evolved into a Trust which aims to assist everyone and anyone who works in the beauty industry.
With beauty contributing over £28 billion to the British economy each year, the Beauty Backed Founder, Caroline Hirons, and The Trustees passionately advocate that beauty is a valuable industry. Not only is the beauty industry invaluable to the economy, but it is often at the heart of communities and is one of the last standing industries present on British high streets. The Trustees believe their industry is all too often ignored and overlooked. The goal of The Beauty Backed Trust is to change this way of thinking and provide a means to support everyone within the beauty industry.
Find out more about Beauty Backed Trust here.
Beauty Banks are a people-powered, grassroots movement. They believe that being clean is a basic human right, not a luxury and not a privilege. They exist to make ‘hygiene poverty’ history while supporting those living in poverty in the UK – those who can’t afford to be clean – with personal care and hygiene essentials. This is about dignity, self-confidence and mental wellbeing. This is also about change. They support those in need while lobbying the UK government, as part of a Beauty APPG, to make change happen. Ours is beauty with purpose.
Find out more about Beauty Banks here.
HAIR AND BEAUTY CHARITY
Hair and Beauty Charity is dedicated to helping hair and beauty professionals in need. With roots going back to 1853, the official industry charity offers financial support to individuals and their families facing difficult times due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, bereavement and financial hardship. The charity’s beneficiaries are supported with regular payments or one-off grants to make their lives a little easier. Hair and Beauty Charity relies on support from corporate sponsors and hair and beauty professionals to continue their vital work. Please visit their website should you require support or for information on how to donate, fundraise or support us. Together we can make difference.
Find out more about the Hair and Beauty Charity here.
Haircuts4Homeless is a community group set up by veteran hairdresser Stewart Roberts. Inspired by the actions of hairdressers in various parts of the world cutting hair for the homeless, Stewart set out not only to do this his self but to build a whole community of skilled hairdresser volunteers who give their time free of charge to give haircuts for homeless people.
At Haircuts4Homeless it’s more than just a haircut, it’s kindness shown that makes a homeless person know that people really care.
Find out about Haircuts4Homeless here.
HAIR & CARE
Hair & Care is a CIC led by session hairstylist Anna Cofone. She and other volunteer hairstylists introduce blind and partially sighted persons to the fundamentals of hair care. The organisation provides the community with the opportunity to come together in a safe environment to gain knowledge, skills and tools to develop their self-care, build their self-esteem and increase their confidence by positive coaching, progressive skill development and peer support.
You can contact the team via email.
THE HYGIENE BANK
The Hygiene Bank is a grassroots, people powered charity, grounded in community. Their network of banks exist to ensure those living in poverty and can’t afford to be clean, have access to the basics. This is about dignity, self-confidence and mental wellbeing. Feeling clean should not be a luxury or a privilege in the modern world and so they work to inspire social change.
Find out more about the Hygiene Bank here.
LADY GARDEN FOUNDATION
The Lady Garden Foundation is on a mission to raise awareness and significant funds for gynaecological health, to help drastically reduce the diagnoses and devastating outcomes of the five cancers – ovarian, cervical, vaginal, vulval and womb. They are often referred to as silent killers, not only because of their complicated symptoms which can be missed by healthcare professionals, but also due to a lack of awareness surrounding these diseases.
We are Lady Garden.
We stand together as daughters, sisters and mothers.
We challenge taboos and do away with the ‘private’ in our ‘private parts’.
We are loud and we are bold.
We are restless and we are relentless.
We are Lady Garden.
We will be #SilentNoMore.
Find out more about the Lady Garden here.
LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER (LGFB)
Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is the Beauty Industry’s flagship charity. For 27 years it has been providing confidence-boosting workshops for cancer patients in 140+ locations across the UK and in 27 countries worldwide.
From the beginning of the pandemic the charity was aware of the increased isolation, vulnerability and stress endured by people living with cancer and swiftly trialled and launched virtual group support. Services have been expanded from skincare & makeup to include hair loss/wigs/head coverings; nail care; ‘chair’ yoga and body confidence/styling.
The charity has supported over 200,000 people, enabling a sense of support, positive and confidence through and after cancer treatment. Look Good Feel Better is available to women, men and young adults living with any type of cancer.
Find out more about Look Good Feel Better here.
Developed by national skin cancer charity, Skcin – MASCED (Melanoma and Skin Cancer Early Detection) is an innovative, online training programme, that harnesses the power of beauty industry professionals, by teaching them how to spot the early signs and symptoms of skin cancer and save lives.
The objective of the MASCED programme is to facilitate the provision of effective training, with quality printed and on-line resources, enabling beauty industry professionals to upskill and integrate this knowledge into their everyday practice, adding value to the British beauty industry and the local communities in which they operate.
Find out more about MASCED here.
MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION
Prevention is at the heart of the Mental Health Foundation’s work. Their vision is good mental health for all. Their mission is to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health. The Mental Health Foundation takes a public mental health approach to prevention, working across the life course to find solutions for individuals and society, to improve everyone’s mental wellbeing.
They test and evaluate the best community and peer programmes to improve mental health in communities, and then roll them out as widely as possible. They publish studies and reports on what works to protect and sustain mental health. They give advice to millions of people on mental health, including running Mental Health Awareness Week across the UK each year. They advocate for solutions and campaign for change to address the underlying causes of poor mental health.
Mental Health Foundation is a Board Affiliate Member of the British Beauty Council. Find out more about the charity here.
THE YOUTH GROUP
The Youth Group mission is to accelerate the life chances of young people and connect all parts of society and the economy. 703 companies, the UK Government, the New Zealand Government and many others that we currently work with, all appear to agree that is the right goal to be aiming for.
They have a community of 1.7million young people aged 18-30 years old and we have helped over 90,000 of them get ready, into & grow at work by partnering with amazing organisations such as Google, GoDaddy, HSBC, Sage, Pret & more, each providing young people the hope, skills & opportunity to thrive in the world of work.
Find out more about The Youth Group here.