19th February 2020

20% Discount for British Beauty Council Members

Sustainability is not just a word in a corporate report, action has to be taken. A survey by Forbes revealed an overwhelming demand for brands to […]
18th February 2020
Peacci nail polish

The New Vegan Nail Polish Brand on Everyone’s Nails…

New vegan nail brand, Peacci, has taken the catwalk by storm, spotted backstage at no less than 13 shows across LFW AW20.  From fluorescent neon seen […]
17th February 2020
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Weleda invest in transparency and launch NEW range…

Weleda has been growing plants organically and creating natural health and beauty products for almost 100 years, remaining true to its values since the company was […]
11th February 2020

L’Oréal launches #HAIRTHELOVE in celebration of Hairdressing professionals

Hot on the heels of the launch of the first ever Bachelor’s Degree in Hairdressing and Entrepreneurship, L’Oréal are calling on people to share their appreciation for […]
10th February 2020
Oscars 2020

‘Hair Love’ wins Oscar for best animated short

A massive CONGRATULATIONS to the team behind “Hair Love”, which won the Oscar for best animated short. A truly heartfelt story of an African American father learning […]
10th February 2020

Bombshell wins Makeup and Hairstyling award at the Oscars

It is fantastic to see Make-Up and Hairstyling being celebrated and recognised as an integral contributing component to the success of film. Last night (Sunday 9th […]
10th February 2020
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CAP and CMA overhaul the Influencer Marketing Guidance

There is no sign of the influencer industry slowing down with brands estimated to be spending up to $15 billion on influencer marketing by 2022 . […]
4th February 2020
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Avon UK announces new charity partnership with Look Good Feel Better

This world cancer day we are pleased to celebrate the announcement of a new partnership between our patron, beauty company Avon UK and affiliate, leading cancer support charity Look […]
3rd February 2020
The Goop Lab Netflix

The Goop Lab x Netflix: The latest project from Gywneth’s controversial health & wellbeing brand

“The following series is designed to entertain and inform – not provide medical advice. You should always consult your doctor when it comes to your personal […]
29th January 2020
L'Oreal Real Campus

“Real Campus, by L’Oréal” – The 1st Bachelor’s degree in Hairdressing and Entrepreneurship

One of the core focus areas of the British Beauty Council is to promote high quality education in the beauty sector. We are extremely excited to […]
28th January 2020
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Calling all Aesthetic Practitioners

Practitioners urged to take part in ground-breaking research into advanced beauty and aesthetics treatments. Do you perform advanced beauty and/or non-surgical aesthetic treatments? This includes but […]
27th January 2020
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The dark side of nail bars

Horrifically in October 2019, 39 Vietnamese migrants were found dead in the back of a Lorry in Essex. Amongst the dead was a teenager reported to […]
27th January 2020
Hermes Lipstick Launch

Hermès are launching a Lipstick line and we cannot wait!

As perfectly put by Charlotte Bitemead for Elle “Hermès make-up is coming people.” Announced initially in the WSJ, Hermès is set to launch a 24 shade collection […]
27th January 2020
British Beauty Council partnership with Cosmetics Business

British Beauty Council partners with Cosmetics Business and Pure Beauty

We’re pleased to announce that the British Beauty Council has partnered with Cosmetics Business and Pure Beauty on some exciting events for 2020.   Cosmetics Business Live […]
22nd January 2020

Veganuary Edit: Veganism is here to stay!

2019 was hailed by The Economist as “The year of the vegan” and there is no sign of this way of life slowing down in popularity. […]
20th January 2020
Kat Von D rebrands KvD Vegan Beauty

Kendo takes sole ownership of Kat Von D Beauty

On Friday 17 January Kat Von D announced, to her 7.3million instagram followers, her departure from the beauty brand she founded in 2008. She comments that […]
20th January 2020
Celebrating 20 years!

Creative HEAD celebrates 20 years!

HAPPY 20th BIRTHDAY CREATIVE HEAD! Congratulations to the team at Creative HEAD magazine on reaching this monumental milestone. Creative HEAD is the leading magazine for hairdressing […]
17th January 2020
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Progress towards a cruelty free Global Beauty Industry

Today the global fight to end animal testing across the beauty industry (and beyond) continues. Europe led the movement in 2013 with the first complete ban […]
15th January 2020


Black Skin Directory is an award-winning pioneering platform that connects people of colour to qualified professionals experienced in treating darker skin tones, suitable cosmeceutical solutions as […]
12th January 2020

The Great British Natural & Vegan Showcase 2020

The British Chamber of Commerce Czech Republic, in association with our affiliate, the Department for International Trade, is pleased to invite UK companies to showcase the […]
10th January 2020

Crackdown on advertising botox, warns NHBF

The advertising rules on botulinum toxin injections are being tightened up from today and will be enforced by the Advertising Standards Authority.  There will be a […]
8th January 2020

How to Hustle in 2020: Setting Career Goals

Join Her Hustle on Thursday, 16th January at sketch London, to hear from successful women in beauty, discussing how they got to where they are today, […]
27th December 2019

Message from CEO, Millie Kendall, MBE

As we approach the end of 2019, we would like to share a message from our CEO, Millie Kendall MBE.   We wish you all a […]
20th December 2019

Avon takes global stand against animal testing

We’re pleased to share the news that our patron, Avon, has become the first global beauty company* selling in China to stop all testing on animals […]
19th December 2019
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UK Afro Hair Platform Launches Antidote Street Labs

In an ever-increasing consumer landscape where inclusivity is an aim for a lot of hair care brands, refining and getting the communication strategy right for the […]
13th December 2019

Google unveils the most searched for beauty brands and trends in 2019

Google has released its annual ‘Year in Search’ report, which analyses and then presents the billions of queries to discover what people are most curious about […]
11th December 2019

Haircuts4Homeless Celebrates 5 Years

Our affiliate, Haircuts4Homeless, is celebrating five years of hairdressers rebuilding the resilience, confidence and self-worth of people on the streets. Haircuts4Homeless is a registered charity set up […]
11th December 2019

The Great British Natural & Vegan Showcase in Prague

Join the British Chamber of Commerce Czech Republic to meet local partners in this dynamic, growing market. The British Chamber of Commerce Czech Republic, in association […]
10th December 2019

Logo Nail Art

Logo nail art has been sweeping across our social feeds recently, the logos of famous fashion houses are being painted onto nails, for DIY designer looks. […]
4th December 2019

SS20 Nail Trends To Inspire Your Festive Mani

We spotted some inspiring spring/summer 2020 nail trends to brighten up the colder months and see you through until spring, see below Vogue’s top 4: The […]
4th December 2019

Is ‘incubating’ influencers the future?

Influencers are a great way to increase a brand’s visibility, especially in the beauty industry. Recently we have seen a rise in brands working with individuals […]
4th December 2019

How beauticians are becoming the UK’s new front line defence against skin cancer

Beauticians are being trained to spot signs of skin cancer, as rates of melanoma have soared by 128 per cent in the last two decades – making it […]
28th November 2019

How will the party manifestos affect salons in the UK?

The promises made in party manifestos will affect salons after the elections, says NHBF The three main parties have now published their manifestos and the SNP’s […]
27th November 2019

‘Bootique’ by Boots

This winter we were pleased to attend the new pop-up ‘Bootique’ of our patron, Boots. The theme was Love, and we certainly loved Bootique. It was a […]
27th November 2019

‘RecycLeBelle’ by Louella Belle

Have you heard about Louella Belle’s great new initiative? RecycLeBelle, is a new initiative to help salons dispose of old polish and gel bottles in a […]
27th November 2019


We spotted a great feature in Vogue Business on how gender neutral salons have become pink tax-free zones! Vogue asked if readers had “ever felt ripped […]
20th November 2019

‘Ones to watch: MALE BEAUTY’

Our patron WGSN takes a look into 5 pioneering male beauty brands. See below our highlights from their report.   “Subscription skincare, high-performance cosmetics and a […]
20th November 2019

Covent Garden’s New Beauty Stores

After attending Covent Garden’s Christmas lights switch on last week, we were excited to hear that our patron, Covent Garden, will host some new pop-up stores […]
20th November 2019

‘Confident me’ by DOVE

Dove takes a step forward in the body-positive movement, with their ‘Self Esteem Project’ that focusses on education. “We believe every young person should grow up […]
13th November 2019

4 evolving SEO TRENDS impacting the BEAUTY INDUSTRY

Are your looking to increase the visibility of your website ? If so take a look at the article below from Beauty Matter about SEO trends: […]
13th November 2019


We are pleased to announce our patron Avon’s recent product launch. A game-changing range which celebrates clean beauty without compromise. The new collection is composed of […]
6th November 2019

New BEAUTY outlet opens in LONDON

A pioneering beauty playground has opened in Piccadilly this month: AFTERBeauty is the first beauty experience concept of its kind, combining a new immersive space where […]
6th November 2019

“The NEXT 25 YEARS of beauty” according to Marie Claire

Are you ready for packaging that disappears, hair that doesn’t go grey, and the real fountain of youth? With industry experts as our crystal ball, we […]
6th November 2019

“HARRODS to open ‘H Beauty’ STORE outside of London”

“Harrods’ mission to upgrade the way we shop for beauty knows no bounds. The heritage retailer’s latest plans? To open a new standalone store concept called […]
30th October 2019


A hair salon in London has started offering ‘silent’ haircuts to help promote good mental health, The Independent reports. Brick Lane salon, Not Another Salon, owned […]
30th October 2019

Green Halloween?

Halloween is one of the oldest celebrations in the world, around 2000 years old. Spooky faces, fancy costumes, wild hairstyles and artistic make-up all contribute to […]
30th October 2019


Instagram filters with a ‘plastic surgery effect’ are to be removed from the platform. The removal of the filters – which make users appear as if […]
24th October 2019

Why Personalisation Should Be The Next Big Thing For Beauty Brands & Retailers

Over the last years it has become increasingly clear that beauty consumers and shoppers are looking for a personalised experience when it comes to purchasing their […]
22nd October 2019

Beauty & Nutrition Move Closer Together

Stylus published an interesting report recently on how luxury beauty brands are dipping a toe into the food and beverage space, using their knowledge of ingredients […]
21st October 2019

Wellness trends to look out for in 2020

Google Trends have revealed the biggest wellness trends for 2020 and they show that we’re going to be looking increasingly towards technology and personal experiences to […]
18th October 2019

September Event Highlights

The British Beauty Council had an action-packed September filled with fantastic events celebrating the best of beauty. London Beauty Week 11-15 September We proudly hosted the […]
18th October 2019

How Digital is Influencing Beauty

Which digital innovations are having the greatest influence on beauty?  We’ve rounded up the top 5 to keep an eye out for: Personalisation and AI – […]
15th October 2019

The Meteoric Rise of CBD Skincare

Google searches for CBD skincare – and allied brands like Disciple, Revolution, Cupid and MGC Derma – have risen by 367%, showing that this year’s hot […]
15th October 2019

Makeup Directions S/S 2020

Vogue have identified the top beauty trends from the spring 2020 runways and highlighted ‘colour and sparkle, individuality and sustainability’ as the main takeaways. In particular, […]
7th October 2019
Independent Beauty Expo

Independent beauty brands rivalling tech for growth, report says

Ahead of their return to London later this month, Indie Beauty Expo has issued a trend report looking at how independent beauty brands are growing more […]
7th October 2019

An apple a day…

A report in Soap, Perfumery & Cosmetics (SPC) demonstrates the potential that apple stem cell extract has for rejuvenating thinning hair. Scientists have used plant stem […]
27th September 2019

And the winner is…

It is with great pleasure that we announce Albiva as the winner of the Next British Beauty Brand. After an application process that attracted more than […]
26th September 2019

The Body Shop becomes a certified B Corp

The Body Shop has announced that it has become a certified B Corporation. B Corp certification is awarded to businesses that meet the highest verified standards […]
24th September 2019
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London Beauty Week 2019

Who else loved the goody bags from London Beauty Week? We were so overwhelmed by the support from such incredible brands who supported by giving so […]
23rd September 2019

Nail the new season polishes

Is it just us or is there a hint of autumn in the air? Neon polishes are already starting to look a bit jaded, so what’s […]
18th September 2019
Olympia Beauty 2019


This year Olympia Beauty comes to London on 29–30 September. We are working closely with our patron Treatwell to bring you the brand-new Treatwell x British […]
18th September 2019

Study reveals most successful fragrance notes

In a new study, scientists have found that using the most common fragrance notes in a perfume will not guarantee success. The survey, carried out by […]
10th September 2019

‘Conscious beauty and wellbeing’ panel discussion

The convergence of beauty, health and wellbeing is a clear industry trend. It’s no longer enough to look good. Consumers want products that make them feel […]
10th September 2019

‘The business of beauty’ panel discussion

Beauty means business. And with the recent launch of the British Beauty Council’s ground-breaking Value of Beauty report, it’s time the discuss the business of beauty. […]
10th September 2019

‘Myth Busting Beauty’ panel discussion

With so much information out there, it’s difficult to know where to go for beauty advice you can trust. We’ve invited a panel of highly-respected professionals […]
10th September 2019

‘Life and Lipstick’ live podcast recording

If you haven’t heard the ‘Life and Lipstick’ podcast, you’re in for a treat! Join makeup artists and friends Hannah Martin and Lisa Potter-Dixon as they chat all […]
9th September 2019

‘Tech in beauty’ panel discussion

Virtual reality mirrors, 3D printed make-up, smart sunscreens… beauty is going digital. Technology is transforming the beauty landscape, changing the way products are made and sold […]
5th September 2019

‘Sustainability is not a slogan’ panel discussion

Sustainability is a hot topic in the beauty industry. Growing concern about environmental issues such as climate change and plastic pollution is driving demand for eco-friendly […]
31st August 2019

London Beauty Week

The first-ever London Beauty Week will launch this September as a partnership between Covent Garden and the British Beauty Council. A week-long event, from 11th – […]
16th August 2019

The Next British Beauty Brand

Long before I was the CEO of the British Beauty Council, I was one half of the duo Ruby & Millie. Ruby & Millie was a […]
15th August 2019

London Beauty Week debuts next month!

The British Beauty Council and Covent Garden will debut ‘London Beauty Week’ next month to coincide with London Fashion Week. The goal is to showcase innovation, […]
24th July 2019

An open letter asking our new PM to support creative industries

CEO of the Creative Industries Federation, Alan Bishop, has written an open letter to the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging him to support our world-leading […]
22nd July 2019
Beauty is Bouyant

CEO Millie Kendall MBE introduces our landmark report

We’ve just about recovered from the party we threw last week to celebrate the publication of our landmark report The Value Of Beauty. For the first […]
19th July 2019
Beauty is Big Business

Beauty By Numbers

The Value of Beauty report is downloadable here.   Special thanks to Bespoke Films, Jane Boardman, Hannah Martin, Lisa Potter-Dixon, Dija Ayodele, Josh Wood, Millie Kendall MBE […]
19th July 2019

The Value of Beauty an Economic Impact Report

Back in October of 2018 we started the process to value the British beauty industry. We commissioned an in-depth piece of research to determine the real […]
24th June 2019

Alternative plastic not just reserved for premium brands

Among UK and US internet users over 50% ave reduced the amount of disposable plastic they use in the past year. The 2019 edition of Luxe […]
23rd June 2019

The Growing Market For Anti-Pollution Beauty by Pretty Analytics

Air pollution, particularly in busy cities like London, is a major concern. Something that Mayor Sadiq Khan has been actively looking to improve. According to an […]
22nd June 2019

The Council talks to Jo Horgan, British born founder of Mecca

Jo Horgan is in the top tier of our plucky Brit list of beauty entrepreneurs: the British-born founder of Melbourne-based Mecca Brands has transformed the Australian […]
22nd June 2019

Have you heard of the ‘teaspoon method’?

British Beauty Council heard about the teaspoon sun protection trick? A report last year in The Telegraph disclosed that scientists warn we are risking skin cancer by […]
19th June 2019

British Beauty Council founders judging at this year’s Scratch Magazine Star Awards

British Beauty Council founders Millie Kendall MBE and Kate Shapland were very honoured to be invited to judge the upcoming Scratch Magazine Star Awards 2019 last […]
18th June 2019

The world says a sad farewell to two titans of the hairdressing industry

British Beauty Council read a charming goodbye post from Michael Gordon honouring the lives of Patrick Ales and Jean-Louis David. Patrick Ales, 88, was the founder of […]
17th June 2019

Beauty planner change for 2020!

Normally there’s a bank holiday on the Monday of the first weekend in May.  Not in 2020! The government announced only last week that instead of […]
16th June 2019

Emerging Trend: Wildcrafted Beauty by Pretty Analytics

“Farm to table” eating is a concept we see digging its roots deeper into the beauty industry. It’s about creating a sustainable, transparent and traceable journey […]
14th June 2019

Spotted this one yet?

A collaboration you possibly never thought you would see: Bobbi Brown has worked with Walmart to develop a wellness line. EVOLUTION 18 takes its cue from […]
12th June 2019

Buy now, pay later by Pretty Analytics

Time is a luxury – something that e-retailers are understanding as same-day and next day delivery options and express collect in store become increasingly expected by […]
11th June 2019

Looking to grow your beauty business?

DIARY directory and Endaba Group are hosting an event on 25th June aimed at those looking to grow their business, exploring  and addressing some of the […]
7th June 2019

‘Skin Misting’

The last year has seen the concept of ‘skin misting’ develop into a skincare step worth investing in Pretty Analytics reports. The global market for face mists […]
7th June 2019

The rise of adaptogens!

Mintel recently published a report on the rise of adaptogens from niche natural ingredient in supplements, drinks beauty products and snacks, to vital new generation wellness […]
5th June 2019

Nailed It author & nail technician Marian Newman talks about her hopes and fears for the business

“At the very start of my career (30+ years ago) I thought I was learning something ‘fluffy’ and ‘pretty’. What I found was a challenging service […]
5th June 2019

#NoBuy beauty movement

Notes with interest reports of a #NoBuy beauty movement, said to be growing across social media as a reaction against mass consumption, and wonders whether the real message […]
31st May 2019

The UK National Minimum Wage to become the highest in the world

The National Hairdressers Federation reported a bit of brightness on the political horizon last week when they revealed that the UK National Minimum Wage could become […]
31st May 2019

Beautystack secures £4m funding from Index Ventures

Beautystack have recently secured £4m investment to develop their team in venture capital from Index Ventures, who have also worked with Asos, Glossier and Facebook, among others. […]
28th May 2019

2019 ‘Hair Icon’ category finalists revealed for Creative HEAD’s Most Wanted

The most highly anticipated announcement in the hair calendar came last week, as industry-leading hairdressing magazine Creative HEAD unveiled ten ‘Hair Icon’ category finalists for its […]
28th May 2019

The return of the perm!

A report in The Guardian by Leah Harper reveals that the perm is having a revival, and while we’ve chosen to illustrate this story with Barbra Streisand’s […]
24th May 2019

DHSC launch new “Clued Up on Cosmetic Procedures” campaign

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have launched a new campaign to make sure people know the risks of cosmetic procedures and where to find […]
23rd May 2019
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This Works acquired in £43M takeover by Canopy Growth Corporation

Canopy Growth Corporation, a Canadian CBD advocate company has acquired natural skincare brand This Works for £43m. The deal will allow the  Canadian company to develop […]
23rd May 2019

Natura &Co and Avon join forces to create a Direct-to-Consumer global beauty leader

Natura &Co have acquired Avon in all-stock $2 billion deal By adding Avon to a portfolio that already includes Natura, The Body Shop and Aesop, Natura […]
22nd May 2019
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Is the UK’s night time economy affecting consumer spending habits?

The 2018 report from the Local Data Company on retailing in the high street shows that last year was one of the toughest periods for years […]
21st May 2019

British Beauty Council’s new column in Scratch Magazine

Delighted (and rather proud) to say that we have a shiny new column in the ultimate nail pro monthly forum Scratch Magazine. We’ll be reporting beauty in […]
17th May 2019

The Fragrance Foundation Awards 2019

A great time was had Thursday 16th May at The Fragrance Foundation annual awards. Known as the Oscars of the fragrance industry, the awards celebrate the […]
16th May 2019

A book by Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

Co-founder, brand ambassador & creative visionary behind OPI, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann has published her story on how she turned a small dental supply company into the global […]
15th May 2019

Be Body Kind for Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May), hosted by Mental Health Foundation is body image, and focuses on how we think and feel […]
14th May 2019

Could mirrorless salons be the future for high street hairdressers?

Hair stylist Daniel Kelly thinks so: clients who visit his recently upgraded DK UK Salon  in Peckham won’t have a mirror in front of them while their […]
13th May 2019

“In Bed With Neil Moodie” – with guests Anna-Marie Solowij & Millie Kendall MBE

British Beauty Council CEO Millie Kendall MBE and Advisory Board member Anna-Marie Solowij jump into bed with Global Hair stylist Neil Moodie to talk all things […]
12th May 2019

Quick fire : makeup artist Kay Montano talks about her career

As part of our mission to raise the reputation of the British beauty industry, and give it the voice it deserves among changemakers and political heavyweights, […]
8th May 2019

Black Skin Directory launches Sun Awareness Campaign

While the rates of skin cancer, especially malignant, in skin of colour is low compared to Caucasian, the mortality and morbidity rates for the same is […]
7th May 2019

British women buy a third more false eyelashes than those in any other county in the world*

At a recent trends symposium in Singapore Newby Hands, Net-A-Porter dished some great beauty stats, of which this👆🏻was one. In addition, the online retailer have identified […]
6th May 2019

10 million women identify with having Afro or multi-textured hair in the UK and Europe

The British Afro hairdressing industry is big business and set to grow – digital searches for specific Afro salons is said to have increased by 90% […]
3rd May 2019

United Makeup Artist Expo 2019

British Beauty Council spoke on stage Saturday 4th May at United Makeup Artist Expo 2019 in Manchester with a panel of make-up artists discussing the challenges […]
3rd May 2019

WGSN to support Innovation at British Beauty Council

We’re delighted to announce that WGSN is joining British Beauty Council as consumer insights partner supporting our Innovation Pillar with industry insight, helping us drive talent and brands […]
1st May 2019

How the law affects influencer marketing

The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) published a guide for influencers – and those working with them – in January this year. As a result of […]
1st May 2019

British Beauty Council Think Tank

This week we held our first British Beauty Council think tank at Harvey Nichols, Fifth Floor bar discussing and brainstorming questions and ideas around our three […]
28th April 2019

Quick fire 5: Josh Wood & Louise Scott talk about their careers

As part of our mission to raise the reputation of the British beauty industry, and give it the voice it deserves among changemakers and political heavyweights, […]
28th April 2019

How waxing can save lives

Cervical screening can stop cancer before it starts by preventing potentially harmful cells developing, but attendance is at a 20 year low, with 1 in 4 […]
26th April 2019

Tune in to the new podcast platform ‘A Different Tweed’

We’ve been enjoying the new podcast platform A Different Tweed hosted by NY-based fashion journalists Bronwyn Cosgrave and Mosha Lundström Halbert. Among their guests since launch in January […]
24th April 2019

the end for ‘cowboy injectors’?

A campaign to tackle botched cosmetic procedures is to be launched by the government next month in response to the rise in the use of self-injected […]
23rd April 2019

90% of American teens prefer to buy beauty instore

A survey by investment bank Piper Jaffray has revealed that, despite buying pretty much everything else online, 90% of American teens prefer to buy beauty instore […]
19th April 2019


The British Beauty Council commissioned BritainThinks to conduct research to produce an agreed definition of the industry and its constituent parts.   The research comprised a […]
18th April 2019

The truth behind natural beauty marketing claims

British Beauty Council has spotted a standout good feature in Fashionista which Jessica Yarbrough (DeFino) fact-checked 8 common fear-mongering natural beauty marketing claims. Among the ‘greenwashing’ clarified by […]
17th April 2019

When beauty does (even more) good!

L’Oréal Group pledged to donate 100 million euros, along with the Bettencourt family, it’s chief shareholder, to help fund the reconstruction of Notre Dame. This is […]
17th April 2019
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Stella Live 2019

British Beauty Council is delighted to have partnered with Stella Magazine or their inaugural beauty, fashion and lifestyle event at Saatchi Gallery on 10-11 May. A celebration […]
16th April 2019

Exploring innovations that will design our future

British Beauty Council‘s CEO Millie Kendall MBE represented the British beauty business at a recent trade event in New York, showcasing the best of British innovation. […]
15th April 2019

China will not require animal testing on cosmetic products from 2020

News that China will not require animal testing on cosmetic products from 2020 is surely music to ears across all sectors of our business. This long […]
15th April 2019

Lush plans to close all social media channels

News that Lush plan to close its social media accounts has been met with a mix of bafflement and indignation this week. The high street natural […]
10th April 2019
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Should beauty supplements be categorised as being a beauty product?

As the first body to exclusively represent the British beauty industry, our premiere aim has been to create a landmark definition of our business in order […]
10th April 2019

Makeup Removal Takes On A Zero Waste Approach

Pretty Analytics on how makeup removal is taking on a zero waste approach. A report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) presented that the UK uses more […]
8th April 2019

Beauty Companies Association (BCA): the voice of the beauty industry

British Beauty Council had a inspiring afternoon at the Beauty Companies Association (BCA) seminar last week, where we went to talk about the Council and the […]
5th April 2019

The Mothership has landed in Selfridges London

PAT McGRATH LABS officially opened at Selfridges London yesterday. This is Pat McGrath European HQ – The Mothership – and as part of the launch Pat […]
3rd April 2019

Designing our future

British Beauty Council CEO Millie Kendall MBE is flying the flag for British beauty this week in New York by taking part in the Designing Our […]
2nd April 2019

Billion dollar balms!

British Beauty Council loves a beauty success story and we are high fiving the founder and team of Glossier, who include British Beauty Council co-founder Gemma […]
30th March 2019

Preparing your salon for Brexit

Planning ahead for Brexit has been a struggle for the beauty industry with so much uncertainty over when it’s happening, whether the UK will secure a […]
30th March 2019

The FACE is back!

British Beauty Council is dancing in the aisles over this piece of news. Founded in the Eighties and out of publication since 2004  THE FACE is set […]
26th March 2019

The UK beauty brand that was created to improve accessibility for all

Just when you thought mascara couldn’t get any more clever POW!  Along comes Grace Beauty a new line of specially designed cosmetics and accessories that make makeup […]
26th March 2019

Birchbox UK launch Breakthrough Beauty Incubator Programme

Fledgling beauty brands have a new mentor as of last week with the announcement of a Breakthrough Beauty Incubator Programme Birchbox UK. The beauty subscription box […]
21st March 2019


The Fragrance Foundation have published ‘The Economic Impact of the Fragrance Industry’  – the first-ever formal, independent assessment of the economic impact of the UK fragrance industry. The […]
21st March 2019

Patch Test Party!

Cardiff based CHAIR Salons founder Casey Coleman SRH has devised a rather brilliant initiative to encourage colour clients to have their skin tested before treatment. #PatchTestParty is […]
20th March 2019


As the first industry body to represent all areas of the beauty sector, the British Beauty Council’s initial task has been to create a definition of […]
19th March 2019
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End of the road for ‘skinny’?

British Beauty Council’s CEO Millie Kendall MBE added some sound comment to an interesting feature about ‘skinny marketing’ in Refinery29 UK last week. Author Viola Levy […]
18th March 2019

How changes to the National Minimum Wage could affect your business from April 2019

The National Hairdressers’ Federation have highlighted how key changes to the NMW, tax, pensions, payslips, apprenticeship fees, mat/pat pay and sick pay will affect hair, beauty […]
14th March 2019

Breaking News: Pat McGrath Labs to launch in London April 4th!

The Mothership is landing in London: Pat McGrath – aka ‘mother’ (as the industry affectionately knows her) is due to launch the first and only destination […]
12th March 2019

Ready for Mary?

The V&A museum is opening an exhibition celebrating the work of one of the UK’s most iconic entrepreneurs, Mary Quant which will be held on 6th […]
12th March 2019

Diversifying Hair Care by Pretty Analytics

Pretty Analytics has witnessed hair care branch out into focused product lines providing more inclusive solutions for the diversity of the beauty consumer. Traditional hair concerns […]
8th March 2019

British Beauty Council Announces Advisory Board Members

The newly-formed British Beauty Council is delighted to announce the initial members of its distinguished Advisory Board. As important and influential members of the beauty community, […]
8th March 2019

International Women’s Day 2019 : Balance For Better

The theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) this year is #BalanceForBetter, a CTA for a more gender-balanced world via collaboration. Since yesterday there have been a series […]
5th March 2019

National Apprenticeship Week 2019

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2019) starts today as a government initiative to celebrate and promote the community of apprenticeships around the UK, and highlight the impact […]
4th March 2019

Hair & Beauty insights from the National Hairdressers’ Federation

In their 2018 report on the hair and beauty business, released at the end of last year, the National Hairdressers Federation revealed that the top 10 list […]
3rd March 2019

Raising the bar

It never left some of our bathrooms, but the soap bar is having a great revival, and in large part it’s down to the emergence of […]
28th February 2019

Johnson & Johnson Beauty Awards 2019

The Johnson & Johnson Beauty Awards took place this morning over a scrummy breakfast at Sea Containers House. The event also featured a panel talk, hosted […]
27th February 2019

Cannabis Beauty Revival

“Cannabis will become a whole body supporter, not just a novel skincare ingredient!” Where the US leads, the UK inevitably follows, especially in beauty and wellness, […]
26th February 2019

British beauty at the Oscars 2019

British Beauty Council was loving the British beauty showcased at the Oscars at the weekend. In particular the impossibly talented and modest British Oscar winner Olivia […]
21st February 2019

How transparent is your influencer marketing?

A guide for influencers from the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) explains what influencers, and the brands that work with them, need to do to avoid breaking […]
20th February 2019

Vivienne Westwood’s earth-friendly nails

British Beauty Council loved Vivienne Westwood’s earth-friendly nails, created by queen of creative nail art Marian Newman for the designer’s A/W19 catwalk show. Newman created silvery […]
20th February 2019

Victoria Beckham Beauty to launch in Autumn 2019

Our ears pricked up when we heard that Victoria Beckham will launch Victoria Beckham Beauty in the autumn. She’s known for her attention to detail so […]
19th February 2019

Top 5 Beauty highlights of LFW

British Beauty Council spotted some innovative beauty looks at LFW, see below our top five looks.   Ashley Williams SS19 Hair by Alex Brownsell & Makeup by […]
18th February 2019
beauty school drop in

Champneys Beauty College

Have you woken up this morning determined to make some changes to your work life? Let us draw your attention to the CIDESCO Fast Track Course […]
15th February 2019

At Face Value by Pretty Analytics

A survey by online retailer Fragrance Direct has revealed that £133.77 is the average monthly spend on beauty for a woman in the UK. Diving deeper, […]
13th February 2019

New patent applied to develop a shaving composition from powder

Cosmetics Business report that a new patent has been applied to develop a shaving composition from powder. Cosmetic scientists have been trying for some time to […]
12th February 2019

The importance of full supply chain diligence when importing goods from overseas

British Beauty Council spotted an interesting story in The Guardian last week which could be seen as a shot across the bows for companies importing into the […]
11th February 2019
what you are doing about packaging?

What are you doing about packaging?

British Beauty Council is inspired by the initiative that Pure PR London has started in a bid to tackle the volume of waste from PR sample […]
8th February 2019
new tech

Brave new beauty technology

If your mirror hasn’t yet told you that your skin needs a bit of corrective concentrate with a side order of hyaluronic acid, it soon will. […]
6th February 2019

Why your lipstick is saving Britain!

British Beauty Council had its week made by this story in Stella Magazine at the weekend. The opening pitch says it all really – that despite […]
5th February 2019

World Cancer Day

On Monday 4th February it was World Cancer Day, which is also a year to the day since Skcin – a charity which raises awareness, promotes prevention […]
4th February 2019

‘CTPA Navigating The New Cosmetics Landscape’

The Cosmetics Toiletries & Perfumers Association (CTPA) have announced that they are holding a Brexit event ‘CTPA Navigating The New Cosmetics Landscape’ on 14 February at […]
1st February 2019

Is men’s makeup due to go mainstream in 2019?

2019, they say, may well be the year that men’s makeup finally makes it – in other words it becomes properly mainstream. It’s taken long enough. […]
30th January 2019

Vlogging superstar James Charles brings Birmingham to a standstill!

The makeup phenomenon that occurred in Birmingham at the weekend, courtesy of 19-year old genderless vlogging superstar James Charles was a seminal moment for the business […]
29th January 2019

Haircuts4Homeless offers hair cutting services free of charge to the homeless

British Beauty Council would like to bring your attention to Haircuts4Homeless – a community group of skilled hairdressers brought together by Stewart Roberts, who offer their hair […]
27th January 2019

Diary Directory tackles the endemic issue of selling PR samples!

It seems to be a growing problem, and frustrating for all brands big and small (and especially gutting for small ones who are counting every product […]
25th January 2019

The growing importance of the beauty salon in the digital world

Gossip, magazines, coffee, cigarettes and sun on your legs: this looks like a pretty ideal situation to us. Throw in a mani/pedi, blow-dry or facial and […]
23rd January 2019
Cherry or plain

Bursting with balms!

It’s come a long way since women’s rights activist Lydia Mary Child recommended using earwax as a dry lip salve in her book the American Frugal […]
22nd January 2019
face masks

The face mask market is predicted to be worth $10,500 million by 2026*

In a global market study* on face masks, Persistence Marketing reveal that this sector of the market will experience even greater growth over the next 7 years. […]
19th January 2019

‘The godmother of the nail industry’

Did you know that actress Tippi Hedren, who was discovered by Alfred Hitchcock after he saw her in a TV advert in 1961 (The Birds, Citizen […]
18th January 2019

Beauty Bulb!

While new technology has provided an incredible launch pad for many new beauty businesses, the notion that building a brand from scratch is any easier than […]
15th January 2019

L’Occitane to acquire British skincare brand Elemis in $900 million deal

L’Occitane have announced their acquisition of Elemis for $900m with the aim of bolstering their growth globally and plans to take Elemis into new markets. Bloomberg report that […]
15th January 2019

Gathering Momentum : The Muslim Beauty & Personal Care Market

British Beauty Council has read an interesting feature by digital marketing agency FleishmanHillard Fishburn on the ‘meteoric’ rise of the Muslim beauty and personal care market, which […]
14th January 2019

Good at makeup?

In spite of the uncertain times we live in, the continuing growth and diversification of the beauty industry means that there has never been a better […]
11th January 2019

Global Beauty & Personal Care Market Size 2011 – 2020

British Beauty Council spotted an eye-opening report in the Business Of Beauty which shows how the global beauty and personal care market has grown – and […]
9th January 2019
body details

Body Details : The Future

Some body detail developments to take note of: While RECESS is transforming the art of the speedy water-free wash with a line of biodegradable body wipes […]
8th January 2019
beauty-insights copy

Non invasive face and body treatment statistics of 2018

British Beauty Council spotted an interesting report* by Euromonitor International late December showing key beauty insights from 2018. Among their key findings are some statistics on the […]
7th January 2019
sk beauty

K-beauty exports have grown from $1b to $2.64b in the past 5 years

British Beauty Council has read a fascinating post in Business of Fashion about how beauty is shaping up in South Korea. They have observed a clash […]
4th January 2019

How well do you know your beauty ingredients?

Here’s a quick guide to how long it takes to start seeing results from the different ingredients in skincare:   ⏱ AHA, glycolic and lactic acids, […]
2nd January 2019
slow shopping

‘Slow shopping’

Stylus recently published an interesting report – Retail For The Silver Economy – focusing on the need for retailers to be more mindful & inclusive of […]
2nd January 2019
Ready for a new start?

Ready for a new start?

YouGov UK reveal that one of our top 10 new year resolutions for 2018 was ‘to improve my appearance’ (which would have likely involved a hair […]
1st January 2019

2018’s top beauty buys via Amazon announced!

British Beauty Council knows the beauty space that Amazon inhabits so well, especially the last-minute shop or the lying-in-bed-on-Sunday-morning-and-browsing type purchase, and is fascinated to learn […]
30th December 2018

Beauty booking habits of 2018

Treatwell produced a real humdinger of a report in November analysing how we booked beauty through the year. One revelation that they shared in a section […]
29th December 2018
2019 hair trends

Cotton Candy or Grey?

Pinterest’s predictions for the two biggest hair colour trends next year – based on the 175 billion ideas pinned on the site this year by the […]
27th December 2018
hasta la vista baby

Are the eyeshadow palette’s days numbered?

While Mintel’s data reveals that one in four 16 to 24 year-olds bought one eyeshdow palette in 2017, and there’s still good evidence of new palette […]
26th December 2018

The number of apprenticeship starts in the UK is down by a quarter from 15,450 to 11,486

The National Hairdressers Federation and National Beauty Federation report that in common with many other sectors, the number of apprenticeship starts in the UK is down […]
25th December 2018

The UK bath and body care market was worth some $1.3b in 2017*

British Beauty Council is interested to read in Cosmetic Business that the UK bath and body care market was worth some $1.3b in 2017*, and that […]
20th December 2018
young people make

Young people make up two-thirds (61%) of the UK beauty workforce*

British Beauty Council is interested to read the National Hairdressers Federation and National Beauty Federation (NHF/NBF) 2018 annual statistics giving an overview of businesses, turnover, employment, […]
19th December 2018

Is your behaviour at work putting you at risk of breaking the law?

Not all insider information is good and the Competitions & Markets Authority’s campaign Stop Cartels has been launched to generate wider awareness around competition law, which […]
19th December 2018
modern day

‘The Prosecutors: Modern Day Slavery’ highlights the troubling rise of modern slavery

‘The Prosecutors: Modern Day Slavery’ (BBC iPlayer catch-up) highlights the troubling rise of modern slavery – reported to be up by 275% in the UK – […]
19th December 2018

The business bid a sad farewell to hairstylist Oribe Canales at 62 this week

The Cuban-born stylist had traded his early ambition to be an actor for the glamorous and – at that time – closed and exclusive world of […]
18th December 2018

#BeCrueltyFree initiative to ban animal testing in cosmetics

Uniliver has announced its support for Humane Society International’s #BeCrueltyFree initiative to ban animal testing in cosmetics. Together they will campaign for regulatory acceptance of modern, non-animal testing […]
16th December 2018

Afro-caribbean women are reported to spend six times more than other ethnicities on beauty and hair services.*

Think Ethnic ran an insightful feature on the Afro-Caribbean hair & beauty market a little while back, in which they revealed this impressive fact that “Afro-caribbean […]
13th December 2018
Grey Hair Don't Care

Grey hair don’t care!

New stats from Superdrug seem to suggest high profile beauty ambassadors of a certain age are helping women feel more confident in their forties and beyond. […]
12th December 2018

The Beauty Industry is Ready to Tackle Sustainable Packaging Innovation by Pretty Analytics

One of the biggest shifts taking space within beauty is the commitment, research and innovation towards sustainable futures. Delving into sustainable ingredient sourcing, supply chain processes […]
11th December 2018

Big tech companies are using data and augmented reality to enter the retail beauty market

The Global Wellness Institute recently reported on how big tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook are using data and augmented reality to enter the […]
10th December 2018
SEEN works

British Beauty Council in conversation with SEEN

Late November we had a very excellent morning at Mortimer House in conversation with SEEN Group’s Nicola Moulton talking about why we founded the Council and […]
10th December 2018

The epidemic of similar packaging in the beauty industry

British Beauty Council spotted a great feature in Beauty Independent on the epidemic of similar packaging in the beauty industry. This is a really good piece […]
9th December 2018
UK Retailers

UK retailers could be hit with an extra £186 million in business rates

As the Perfume Shop unveil an updated logo and website, trade publication Soap, Perfumery & Cosmetics (SPC) inform us that UK retailers could be hit with […]
7th December 2018
BBC-asset (1)

Your chance to influence the future of British beauty!

Dear friends & followers As you might have read, the British Beauty Council is conducting research to develop a definition of the British beauty industry, and […]
5th December 2018

Wabi-Sabi Beauty by Pretty Analytics

Wabi-sabi: A Japanese term focused on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. In beauty terms, the industry is beginning to draw focus on what traditional media […]
4th December 2018

What do symbols in beauty packaging mean?

British Beauty Council spotted a great story in British Vogue on what the symbols in beauty packaging actually mean. Among those they’ve decoded for readers are […]
29th November 2018

‘What You Should Know Before Marketing & Advertising Cosmetics’ – CTPA Seminar on 11th December

Are you up to speed with the latest requirements on cosmetic claims & best practices in claims substantiation? Do you know that there is an advertising […]
28th November 2018

Beauty Innovation: Upcycled Makeup by Pretty Analytics

Within fashion, second-hand shopping, wardrobe swaps and upcycling your old clothes are becoming increasingly popular practices. However, when it comes to beauty, the sustainable solutions are […]
27th November 2018
managing brexit

Managing brexit in beauty

As we know, the UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019, and while there is plenty of discussion on this there appear […]
26th November 2018

Gen X & Quality Consumption

Millennials seem to garner the lion’s share of attention in the magazine world these days. Aside from iconic Baby Boomer brands the newsstand reads like a social […]
23rd November 2018

Samplicity introduces a reinvention of beauty sampling

The British Beauty Council is interested to hear how a new company is reviving the test function of sampling while offering real traceability in terms of […]
21st November 2018

Emerging Trend: Athleisure Beauty by Pretty Analytics

  According to Leisure DB’s 2018 State of the UK Fitness Industry Report there has been a: 4.6% increase in the number of fitness facilities in […]
20th November 2018

Belfast is the self tan capital of the UK*

British Beauty Council loves a good beauty statistic and this one comes to us via *YouGov & Statista following a survey of the greatest consumption of […]
18th November 2018

Backlash against makeup in Korea

British Beauty Council are fascinated to read in The Guardian a story about an apparent backlash against makeup in Korea – beauty’s new horizon. While there […]
15th November 2018
PZ cussons

PZ Cussons committed to reduce plastic consumption 25% by 2025

British Beauty Council reads that PZ Cussons have announced new plastic consumption and deforestation targets in order to meet its 2020 No Deforestation / No Peat […]
14th November 2018

Trend Focus: J Beauty Concepts Influencing Our Beauty Ideals by Pretty Analytics

Whilst terms such as “K Beauty” and “J  Beauty” are defined as trends, they are robust and long lasting. They represent the thriving beauty markets in […]
13th November 2018
maple leaf extract

The benefits of maple leaf extract on the skin

The British Beauty Council reads with interest that maple leaf extract could become a new magic bullet for skin. Researchers at the University of Rhode Island […]
11th November 2018
andrew collinge

Andrew Collinge Hairdressing receives royal recognition for its inspirational commitment to learning and development

Andrew Collinge Hairdressing has received royal recognition for its inspirational commitment to learning and development from The Princess Royal Training Awards – they are the first […]
9th November 2018

Skin Microbiome Congress 2018

Many believe that skin microbiome is set to revolutionise dermatology. The role of live bacteria, bacteria extracts, pre and post biotics in skincare, especially treatments targeting […]
7th November 2018

What defines beauty?

The British Beauty Council has been founded as an industry body for the beauty sector, and we are currently working with global insight and strategy consultants […]
5th November 2018
plastic-free packaging

Lush launch plastic-free makeup at Oxford Street Flagship store

The British Beauty Council has read an insightful article in the Huffington Post last week, that the cosmetics retailer Lush is rolling out a range of […]
5th November 2018

The impact of a ‘NO DEAL’ brexit on the cosmetics industry

The CTPA have published a very insightful report for its members on the impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on the cosmetics industry. To compile it, […]
4th November 2018
The Plastic-Free Beauty Conversation

The Plastic-Free Beauty Conversation by Pretty Analytics

Scientists at the Dame Ellen McArthur Foundation have calculated that approximately 78 million tonnes of plastics are being produced every year. With only a shocking 14% […]
31st October 2018

Psoriasis Awareness Week

It’s Psoriasis Awareness Week and while this condition is not necessarily one which can be treated with beauty products, the research around it unearths some interesting […]
31st October 2018
that age old question

That age old question …

Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK’s regulator of advertising, banned the use of the term ‘anti ageing’ in beauty advertising a decade ago, and Allure magazine […]
31st October 2018
Beauty Shortlist Awards 2019

Beauty Shortlist Awards 2019 – deadline for entries 2nd November

It’s a bumper year for the Beauty Shortlist awards and there’s still 3 days before the deadline closes for entries. So if you’re yet to deliver, […]
27th October 2018

Rimmel London launch #IWILLNOTBEDELETED Global Campaign with Cybersmile Foundation

British makeup brand Rimmel and anti-bullying charity Cybersmile Foundation have launched a three year global campaign to combat beauty cyberbullying. The ‘I Will Not Be Deleted’ campaign […]
26th October 2018

Cosmetic Scientist and Lab Technician work on the rise

British Beauty Council knows that interest in work as cosmetic scientists and lab technicians is steadily increasing in this integral part of our business, and is […]
24th October 2018

Are Chatbots Really the Future for Beauty Brand Communication? by Pretty Analytics

Chatbots, and any integrated technology, are an amazing way to automate elements of customer service, provide recommendations and create convenient channels for customers. However, beauty is […]
23rd October 2018

L’Oreal are committed to reduce an impressive 25% of it’s carbon emissions by 2030

British Beauty Council reads in a report by Supply Chain Dive that L’Oreal UK & Ireland have conducted an in-depth analysis of its supply chain to […]
22nd October 2018
REV Talk

What’s the deal with organic beauty?

British Beauty Council founder Millie Kendall MBE joined natural beauty experts Samantha Freedman, Sjaniel Turrell, Danielle Copperman and REV co-founder Cora Hilts to discuss the sustainability movement […]
19th October 2018


Part one of our action plan for the British beauty business, following our overview post on how we plan to practically deliver on our manifesto, is […]
19th October 2018


Part two of our action plan for the British beauty business covers the pillar for education – the basis of knowledge and good practice in our […]
19th October 2018


Part three of our action plan for the British beauty business covers the pillar for innovation – a hugely significant lifeblood area of our industry which […]
16th October 2018


We were truly overwhelmed by the support we received following a feature by Alice Hart-Davies published in the Daily Mail Inspire section last week. If we […]
16th October 2018
K Beauty sparks hair care innovation by Pretty Analytics

K Beauty Sparks Sophisticated Hair Care Innovation by Pretty Analytics

The K Beauty hair market is showing steady growth. From this, many interesting hair care ingredients and innovative formulations have emerged that we will start to […]
12th October 2018

Les Eaux de Chanel line

Les Eaux de Chanel line – the essence of neroli with tonka & vanilla – has expanded to accommodate bath and body ancillaries Body Lotion and Hair […]
12th October 2018

20.5% of UK salons currently have vacancies due to skill shortages

British Beauty Council finds Habia UK an excellent source of informative data on the beauty business and was interested to note these stats on their site […]
11th October 2018

The music industry campaign to mitigate the impact Brexit will have on their £4.4bn business

British Beauty Council understands that the music industry has started actively campaigning to mitigate the impact Brexit will have on their £4.4b* business. In an open […]
10th October 2018

Validated: The Makeup of Val Garland

Here’s your Amazon Prime delivery for October: renowned makeup artist & British Vogue contributing editor Val Garland has published a book of her favourite looks from a […]
9th October 2018
Jasmine awards

The Fragrance Foundation Jasmine Awards 2019

The Fragrance Foundation Jasmine Awards 2019 is open for entries. Categories include best literary feature, best short feature, best practical guide, best creative visual, best video […]
8th October 2018
non animal alternatives

Pursuing non-animal alternatives!

Procter & Gamble have announced that they are ceasing sales of the badger fur shaving brushes from their Art Of Shaving line following a PETA expose […]
1st October 2018
British Beauty Council

Meet the women out to prove beauty means business…

The Daily Mail talks to the women behind the British Beauty Council.   Click on the below link to see the full article :   https://dailym.ai/2DINkdT […]
30th September 2018

The ‘Opucoin’

British Beauty Council has read a fascinating report in Fashionista about how one beauty startup is taking advantage of bitcoin currency to get off the ground: Opu […]
28th September 2018
gucci beauty

Gucci Beauty

British Beauty Council is so inspired by the new @guccibeauty Instagram feed which has taken a superb new path in its style so far: devoid of the […]
24th September 2018
Jo by Jo loves


Congratulations to Jo Malone CBE who has last week released a new fragrance – a superb grapefruit which she has named after herself, Jo By Jo Loves […]
22nd September 2018
Covent Garden

Covent Garden – London’s Home of Beauty

Covent Garden, the capital’s home of beauty, kicked off their annual Beautython last week with a panel discussion on the future of beauty in collaboration with […]
20th September 2018
'Sweet Escape Nails'

‘Sweet Escape’

Have 100% lost our hearts to the embellished renaissance ‘Sweet Escape’ nails CND World did for Official Libertine during fashion week.
19th September 2018

Raising the bar by Pretty Analytics

The rise of the waterless beauty movement and influx of solid formulations has brought the classic soap bar back into the spotlight. However, over the last […]
18th September 2018
Woman & Home

Woman & Home Winners Announced

With the tag #straighttalkingbeauty Woman and Home announced the winners of their beauty awards last Wednesday night at No6 Hotel Marylebone. The top judging panel, who included British […]
17th September 2018
Indie Beauty Expo

Indie Beauty Expo 2018

The Indie Beauty Expo comes to London in Oct it offers startup and small brands an opportunity to meet buyers, press and trade contacts, as well as […]
14th September 2018
London adults..

London adults spend on average £473 on beauty products a month!

Research by Hiscox Insurance has revealed some interesting beauty and health statistics. “London Adults spend on average £473 on beauty products a month. East Anglian adults spend […]
10th September 2018
Age of well revolution

The Age Well Revolution

Did you know that 70% of women in their 40’s and 50’s feel like they are largely ignored by mainstream media? Neal’s Yard Remedies are on […]
7th September 2018
CND Shellac

New Shellac Luxe by CND World

British Beauty Council is wackadoodle over CND world’s new Shellac Luxe: this is the fastest professional nail polish treatment yet (no base, just colour & top coat) […]
5th September 2018

3D Printing by Pretty Analytics

3D Printing is an incredible tool used in varying projects and even in building parts of planes. At 2017’s The Tech Expo in London, the future […]
3rd September 2018

The British Beauty Council

Four of the top 10 high street start up businesses in the UK are beauty related – barbers shops, nail clinics, beauty salons and hair/beauty salons, […]
29th August 2018
eco-friendly packaging

Eco-friendly packaging by Floral Street

British Beauty Council applauds Floral Street for its admirably eco-friendly packaging manufacture: the boxes each take one minute to be made with waste water being cleaned and […]
27th August 2018
Chanel : Makeup for men

“beauty is not a matter of gender but style”

Chanel beauty have announced a dedicated makeup line for men – Boy de Chanel – with the philosophy that “beauty is not a matter of gender […]
26th August 2018
banned for being too good

Banned for being too good!

British Beauty Council reads in Global cosmetic news that the makers of a cupcake-shaped bath bomb have been banned from marketing it because it has been deemed […]
24th August 2018
Mugler launch genderless perfume

Mugler to launch genderless perfume line

Clarins owned fragrance brand Mugler is launching a genderless perfume line for millennial and gen Z consumers in September with global roll out in February 2019. The […]
21st August 2018
Cosmetic filler register

Medics threaten to boycott new cosmetic filler register…

British Beauty Council reads that lack of statutory regulation for cosmetic filling procedures is creating issues for a new register designed to make this kind of […]
20th August 2018
lobes a go-go

Lobes a go-go!

Cosmetic surgeons are getting more and more requests for the ‘Ivanka’, an earlobe considered to be perfection in size and shape. Surgeons are filling lobes to […]
19th August 2018
prestige beauty purchases

E-commerce steals the spotlight on premium beauty sales

British Beauty Council has been catching up on the latest UK beauty shopping habits via a collaborative report by Kantar Worldpanel and IRI Worldwide which is […]
17th August 2018
beauty bears

Ready for the beauty bears?

New goodness gummies for hair and skin have taken on a cuddly form lately as a supply source which can throw shapes has evidently been found […]
16th August 2018
Super drug brings botox to the high street

Superdrug launches botox and fillers service at London flagship store

The series might be over, but the after effects of Love Island heavily reverberate and Superdrug who sponsored the programme, say their new soft surgery clinics are the […]
13th August 2018
Olympia Beauty

Olympia Beauty UK 2018 : There’s nothing black and white about beauty…

The UK beauty business delivers a reported 17 billion pounds to the economy every year, yet it has never had an inclusive group to represent its […]
11th August 2018
Martini anyone?

Martini anyone?

British Beauty Council spots a bit of a retro Seventies’ barbershop vibe to new men’s fragrances: patchouli, sage, oak moss, lime, jasmine, musk, shaving soap and […]
10th August 2018

This idea is the pits!

Has thus far managed to avoid any armpit reports on our feed, even this year’s trends for underarm glitter & detox masks. But the latest idea […]
6th August 2018
Redken App

Style Station App by Redken

British Beauty Council notes that hairbots, 3D colouration tech & VR are some of the latest ways hair companies are connecting with consumers, & Redken have launched […]
5th August 2018
ruby & millie

20 years ago today marks the launch of Ruby & Millie

The launch of the trailblazing makeup line Ruby & Millie exactly 20 years ago this Monday. Developed by magic hands makeup artist Ruby Hammer & Millie Kendall who […]
3rd August 2018
C J Walker

“Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. You have to get up and make them” – C J Walker

The life of C J Walker – the first self-made female millionaire in the US – is to be movie-fied. Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer will […]
1st August 2018

Trend Focus: The Deeper Connection Between Crystals And Beauty Routines by Pretty Analytics

Pantone’s colour of 2018, Ultraviolet, is a deep purple that reflects how magic and spirituality have inspired beauty over the years and will continue to do […]
31st July 2018
Shades of beauty live

Shades of Beauty Live

Diary date alert! Shades of beauty live at the Royal Horticultural Halls is a 2-day event celebrating individual expression & founded by Grace & Cristina Adesina. The […]
30th July 2018
new product alert

NEW PRODUCT ALERT : Bounce Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation from Beauty Blender

British beauty council notes the exciting new launch from Beauty Blender .. drum roll: a face base called Bounce Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation with a groundbreaking […]
27th July 2018
First Aid Beauty

First Aid Beauty

Hears Procter & Gamble has recently expanded its beauty portfolio by acquiring First Aid Beauty, the skin solutions brand founded in 2009 by Lilli Gordon. FAB […]
23rd July 2018
supplement skincare

TREND ALERT : Supplement Skincare

Pill popping to supplement skincare is one of the fastest growing trends in beauty and it makes complete sense – delivering properly integrated skin care. So […]
21st July 2018

could animal testing become obsolete?

A new computer system has been developed in the United States that predicts the toxicity of chemicals more accurately than animal tests. This is a breakthrough […]
21st July 2018
Entrepreneurialism in the beauty industry

A celebration of entrepreneurialism in the beauty industry

British Beauty Council feels like today is a good one to celebrate the remarkable spirit of entrepreneurialism in our industry. Across the world we’ve seen more […]
16th July 2018

Freckle Feels

British Beauty Council loves that freckles are all the rage, despite the shade that is thrown at sun exposure & the dark ways this can impact […]
13th July 2018
Body care boom

Ready for an invasion of body snatchers?

Market trend experts are predicting a boom in body care next year, with body ‘skin care’ becoming as important as face skin care. On the cards […]
9th July 2018
Carry on not approved

Carry on not approved

British Beauty Council hear that cosmetics are likely to be banned as carry on items for flights departing from the UK in new restrictions being drawn […]
6th July 2018
The Humble Brush

The Humble Brush

British Beauty Council hears there’s a new toothbrush on the block & it’s made from bamboo, not plastic. The Humble Co. was founded on the theory […]
2nd July 2018
non toxic sunscreens

Non-toxic sunscreens

British Beauty Council spotted a great story in Goop this week about non-toxic sunscreens. Not so much those rare breeds that don’t harm the environment (coral […]
29th June 2018
UVA Ratings

Do you know the damaging effects of UVA?

British Beauty Council has some cheery info for you during this summertime scorcher: Boots suncare brand Soltan surveyed 1000 parents with children aged 14 & under. […]
25th June 2018
Decoded Future

Stylus Decoded Future Summit

We’re looking forward to the Stylus Decoded Future beauty, fashion & lifestyle summit tomorrow Tuesday 26th June. Founder & CEO of Stylus, Marc Worth explains why this […]
22nd June 2018
hemp blog post

Beauty’s buzziest ingredient?

One fine day, twenty summers ago, French police raided The Body Shop in Aix-en-Provence, seizing lip balms and hand creams from the brand’s new Hemp Range […]
22nd June 2018

The US Tax Levy: beauty’s ticking time bomb

The EU Commission has confirmed that it will be imposing a tariff on imports of American cosmetics, Bourbon and American whiskey from today, in retaliation to […]
18th June 2018
Can Beauty be a key...

Can beauty be a key to social reintegration for women after prison?

Was interested to read a feature by Lexy Lebsack that talks about the role beauty is starting to play in supporting female prisoner reform in the […]
16th June 2018

the indie beauty boom

Indie beauty is set for global expansion and here in the UK, showcasing British independent brands is on the rise. Sarirah Hamid, founder of Pretty Analytics, […]
15th June 2018
The Cotton Bud Project

The Cotton Bud Project

Spotted in The Telegraph & WWF UK : more cotton buds are thrown away each year in the UK – 13.2 billion – than any other European […]
13th June 2018
Male Makeup : Challenging Traditional Makeup Standards

Male Makeup : Challenging Traditional Beauty Standards by Pretty Analytics

Challenging traditions of masculinity, social and gender norms, male grooming is expanding within beauty. According to a Statista report[1], the male grooming market has increased by […]
11th June 2018
Ally Journey

Amly journey By Kerry Moore

My journey to launching a skincare brand has perhaps not been a traditional one. I originally planned to be a doctor, then after a (very) brief […]
9th June 2018
Queen's Birthday Honours

The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018

Applauds three beauty luminaries for inclusion on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list this year: a CBE for Jo Malone for services to the economy & the GREAT […]
5th June 2018
Decoded Future

Decoded Future: a summit to empower change-makers

Innovation research and trends experts Stylus have announced an inaugural innovation summit, Decoded Future – the ultimate gathering for brands, retailers, tech companies and start ups […]
1st June 2018
Next on the banned list?

Next on the banned list?

There’s one for every part of the body, every kind of complexion & conceivable form of makeup/dirt removal – not to mention those that make light […]
30th May 2018
Online Beauty Brands Forecast to Grow 65.9% by 2022

Online Beauty Brands Forecast to Grow 65.9% by 2022

While high street stores remain the primary purchase channel for health and beauty products, Report Linker say spend will continue to grow online in the coming years. Investments […]
25th May 2018
Safety in Beauty

Safety in beauty

Safety in Beauty are a Public Awareness Campaign founded in 2013 to educate & empower the public to make safer choices in beauty/cosmetic/aesthetics treatments. Safety in […]
22nd May 2018
Avon Talking

Avon talking!

British Beauty Council loved the insightful ‘Smarter beauty’ presentation given by Avon UK early May at White City House where the BBC and BeautyMART’s very own Millie […]
17th May 2018

Are BioPlastics the Magic Bullet for the Plastic Crisis?

The race is on to create oil-free plastic packaging that won’t harm our environment. We’ve been following the development of bioplastics, an industry predicted to be worth some […]
15th May 2018
Just Add Beauty Your brand with the best of beauty

Just Add Beauty

Just Add Beauty is a new fashion and beauty retailing concept developed by an ex-Grazia Beauty Editor.  Samantha Freedman explains how it pairs beauty with likeminded […]
4th May 2018
Argos Eau de Catalogue

Argos Eau de Catalogue

6 April We heard that a new fragrance touched down on counters this week, but not on conventional perfumery counters – no, this one could be […]
4th May 2018
Transcending Scents

Transcending Scent

Anita Bhagwandas, winner of this year’s Fragrance Foundation/Jasmine Award literary prize for her feature Transcending Scent in Stylist Magazine, told us about her inspiration for this […]
4th May 2018
Beauty Employment Rise

Beauty Employment Rise

The beauty and hair industry was estimated to added 50k jobs to the UK economy in 2017 and we are interested to hear whether this encouraging […]
4th May 2018
Gender Pay Gap

Gender Pay Gap

16 April Drapers Online have published an excellent update on the gender pay gap. The report gives a comprehensive breakdown on how fashion/beauty, accessory and footwear […]
15th April 2018
Creative Head

Creative Head Hair Icon Nominees Agreed

Nominees for Creative Head Magazine’s 2018 Most Wanted Hair Icon have been agreed. Out of 60 shortlisted influencers the final 10 have been announced as Eugene […]