The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC) is one of the UK's leading membership organisations and insurance providers for professionals working in the beauty industry.
Originally established in 1977 as a not-for-profit company governed by a board of industry professionals, they campaign for best practice and high standards, supporting and promoting responsible therapists and businesses in our sector, while reinvesting profits for the good of the industry.
The BABTAC logo is a sign of confidence, displayed with pride by our members to reassure clients and the public that they are appropriately ‘Qualified, Verified and Insured’ and committed to excellence.
The British Fashion Council nurtures, supports and promotes British fashion talent to a global market. They are committed to developing excellence and growth in a sector that is a significant contributor to the British economy.
They do this through globally recognised events including London Fashion Week and the British Fashion Awards; a designer support pathway that includes NEWGEN and the BFC / Vogue Designer Fashion Fund; and an integrated global communications strategy which embraces creativity and innovation to secure London’s and the UK’s position as a global leader in fashion.
The Creative Industries Federation is the membership body which represents, champions and supports the UK’s creative industries.
Through our unique network of creative organisations, our influential policy and advocacy work and our extensive, UK-wide events programme we support and celebrate the work of our members.
Our membership network comprises more than 10,000 individuals from creative organisations, businesses and educational institutions throughout the UK.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) has overall responsibility for promoting UK trade across the world and attracting foreign investment to our economy. It helps businesses export and grow into global markets through their network of overseas posts and UK-based trade advisers. To explore the potential of exporting with guidance, services and support from DIT please refer to: www.great.gov.uk .
The Fragrance Foundation UK is a non-profit educational organisation setting standards of excellence for the fragrance industry in the UK.
Their Mission: To expand the appreciation, enjoyment, use and sale of fragrances amongst all people. The Fragrance Foundation is raising the reputation of the fragrance industry having defined and valued the fragrance sector allowing us to attract new talent making this a destination industry to work in.
It brings together not only manufacturers and distributers of fragrances and fragranced products but also their suppliers, retailers, the media, public relations consultants and advertising agencies.
A group of like-minded hair and beauty industry professionals have joined forces to create what is now known as the “Hair and Beauty Industry Confederation” or “HABIC” for short.
This organisation is working towards supporting and enhancing the continued development of the beauty and hair sector in Ireland.
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.
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.
The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP), was formally launched In February 2018 as a ‘self-regulating’ body for the non-surgical aesthetics and hair restoration sector in the United Kingdom and has achieved Professional Standards Authority (PSA) recognition and charitable status. The charitable status reflects the overarching not-for-profit mission of the JCCP which is to improve patient safety and public protection.
The concept of the JCCP was envisioned by the Department of Health and was instigated by Health Education England on behalf of NHS England and the Department of Health.
Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is the Beauty Industry’s flagship charity. For 25 years it has been providing confidence-boosting workshops for cancer patients across the UK and in 26 countries worldwide.
Over 45 member companies and brands support Look Good Feel Better UK and work together to enable the charity to reach out to over 170,000 people with its unique services. Workshops, online tutorials and additional support materials are available for women, young adults and in 2018 LGFB UK launched a new range of services for men.
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.