The British Beauty Council are pleased to introduce our new patron Ruuby.
We spoke with Venetia Archer, CEO and Founder of Ruuby, to find out more about the business, what excites them about the British beauty industry, and why they wanted to become a Patron of the British Beauty Council.
Ruuby is on a mission to change the beauty services landscape through the delivery of speedy, high quality treatments in the comfort of home. We have built a platform that enables freelance beauty and wellness professionals to list their services, to be booked by tens of thousands of clients across the UK. We care about quality, curation and innovation, and work with some of the best beauty professionals in the UK. Services on offer range from blowdries and manicures, to massages and vitamin drips. We are committed to professional development, and this year will be launching our first ever beauty accelerator for professionals looking to develop their freelance skills.
Since inception, our therapists have delivered over 150,000 treatments, and we have built an extensive B2B offering, supporting hospitality partners in their own beauty and wellness offerings.
What excites you most about the British beauty industry?
The spirit of the British beauty industry is one of a kind – full of innovation and passion, and this became all too clear during the pandemic. The beauty industry was one of the hardest hit, with businesses being shuttered for months on end, and instead of laying low, the leaders of our industry banded together with unprecedented cooperation to fight for better representation and support. Haircuts (and facials, manicures, and the rest) became front page news, time and time again, in a clear indication of just how close beauty is to everyone’s hearts. The prospects for innovation and growth excite me – particularly in the on-demand space.
Why did you want to become a Patron of the British Beauty Council?
The British Beauty Council did so much to further the cause of the industry during the pandemic, and Ruuby’s values of education, innovation, and increasingly sustainability very much align with those of the British Beauty Council. We are excited to become a Patron, and further form part of the narrative of the evolution of the British Beauty industry.
Find out more about Ruuby here.