14th June 2019
evolution_18

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
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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
DDevent

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
skinmisting

‘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
adaptogens

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

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
NMWUK

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
bstack

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
perm

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
CP_toptips

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
Photo Cred - Paul Bowden

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
AVON ANNOUNCEMENT

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
night out buying

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
Scratch_Magazine

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
FFawards

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
imnotreallyawaitress

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
MHAW

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
mirrorless

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
InBedWithNeilMoodie

“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
bsd

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
eyelashes

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
texturehair

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
UMAe19

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
supporting_innovation

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
thinktank

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
lifesavingwax

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
a_different_tweed

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
injectables

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
beautyshop

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 DEFINITION: HOW THE CATEGORIES SHAPE UP

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
beautymyths

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
notredame

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
stella live

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
trademission

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
animal_testing_china

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
lushsocial

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
defining beauty

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
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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
BCA

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
themothership

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
designingourfuture

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
billiondollarbalms

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

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

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
gracebeauty

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

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 ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE UK FRAGRANCE INDUSTRY

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
patchtest

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
Definition

THE MEANING OF BEAUTY: A LANDMARK DEFINITION

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
skinny beauty marketing

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
NMW19

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
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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
MaryQuant

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
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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
ABannouncement

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
IWD

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
naw19

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
bshop

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
raisingthebar

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
jjawards

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
cannabisstation

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
colman

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
BBC

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
MNnails

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
VBbeauty

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
Topfivebeautyhighlights

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
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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
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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
barber

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
stella

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
wcd

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
ctpanavigating

‘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
mensmakeup

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
jamescharles

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
H4H

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
codesofconductonprsamples

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
beautysalons

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
nail

‘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
startingfromscratch

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
loccitaineacquireelemis

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
gatheringmomentum

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
goodatmakeup

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
globalcareandbeautymarket

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
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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
ingredients

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
amazon

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 […]