According to the Value of Beauty 2023, 80,000 young people completed beauty-related qualifications in 2022. The Council is dedicated to highlighting the diverse opportunities available in the beauty industry. Here you will find practical resources full of tips on how to pursue your preferred career in beauty.
Future Talent Programme
The British Beauty Council is dedicated to ensuring clear and diverse beauty career pathways are promoted to young people. Through this work it aims to maintain a continuous flow of new talent into the sector which will maintain the UK beauty industry’s global reputation at the cutting edge of innovation.
In order to do so, The British Beauty Council and STEM Learning and Careers and Enterprise are collaborating to develop the first dedicated beauty-related resource for secondary schools, showcasing and demonstrating the enriching careers across the beauty and STEM sector. The films below highlight opportunities in cosmetic science, fragrance, sustainability and technology.
Britain’s Next Makeup Artist
Ding Dong! Glow Up has brought fresh talent to the eyes and hearts of millions, as well as cementing Val Garland and Dominic Skinner as some of the best-loved MUAs the country has to offer. From TikTok trends to backstage glam, Glow Up has tested a new generation, but what does it mean to be Britain’s Next Big Makeup Artist? Val and Dominic divulge the industry’s best kept secrets to success to Elle Magazine’s Acting Beauty Director George Driver.
This panel is sponsored by Rimmel London. This discussion originally took place at British Beauty Week.
Career Insights podcast
Our ‘Career Insights’ podcast series features a roster of some of the UK’s best talent in beauty, hair and product development. The series is hosted by Elizabeth Barnett-Lawton.
Elizabeth says, “I’ll be finding out how a host of the current beauty industry leaders have built their brands and exploring what helped them to succeed.”
Guests include: Jo Malone, Sam McKnight, Sam Farmer, Syd Hayes, Charlotte Mensah and many more well-known make-up artists, hair stylists, influencers, scientists and brand owners.
Tackling Misinformation in the Beauty Industry
The No7 Beauty Company has partnered with the British Beauty Council to launch an industry-first influencer skincare education programme to tackle misinformation in the beauty industry.
By invitation only, the Creator Collective will train and upskill influencers by providing world-class ‘Science of Skincare’ education modules which help to tackle misleading and incorrect content on social platforms and ensure skin-related content is based on scientific truth.
The course content is endorsed by experienced beauty journalists and dermatologists, including leading industry figures Alice Hart-Davis, Dija Ayodele, Alison Young, and Dr. Aamna Adel.
Details on how to sign up to the education programme will be announced later this year. Make sure to follow @britishbeautycouncil and @no7uk on Instagram for updates.
The Beauty in Science
The beauty industry has been revolutionised by scientific innovation. The British Beauty Council and No7 Beauty Company, produced this film to show how all the sciences come together to create a skincare product.
It took about 50 people three years to bring No7 Laboratory Line Reducing Skincare Serum to market.
Smashing stereotypes in science and beauty
Panel talk exploring how to challenge stereotypes around science and beauty. More universities are offering degrees in cosmetic science and there is a great need for people to join the industry.
This webinar took place during British Beauty Week 2021.