April News - Habia Highlights

Professional Beauty London

Professional Beauty is the UK’s leading event for Salon, Spa and Nail professionals. It took place at ExCeL London last month, and our Habia stand was buzzing with questions on endorsements, partnerships, and memberships. We had a great time catching up with our Members and were happy to give professional advice to those in our industry.

Our CEO Joan Scott also hosted two round table discussions on key topics: Licensing non-surgical cosmetic procedures in England, and Connecting business and education.

Licensing non-surgical cosmetic procedures in England

Many listeners were shocked to hear that practitioners of non-surgical cosmetic procedures in England are currently not required to hold a license. It was wonderful to hear that the government is committed to licensing non-surgical cosmetic procedures in England. This change is long overdue and we look forward to being updated on its progress. Thank you to Diane Hey (pictured left) and Dawn Knight (pictured right) for this informative discussion.

(Diane Hey, founder and CEO, of Armonia Health & Beauty Treatment & Training Centre. Habia representative at the House of Lord’s submission for licensing of non-surgical cosmetic procedures and Chair of the industry task and finish group.)

(Dawn Knight, patient safety advocate and campaigner, a lay trustee to the board of The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP).  Dawn has been instrumental in lobbying the government to implement the Licencing Scheme and bring about better patient safety and public protection across both the Aesthetics and Cosmetic Sectors in the UK.)

Connecting Business and Education

Consisting of eight industry experts, the panel had a wealth of knowledge on the beauty industry as well as how to deliver skill-set training and grow future talent.

All the panel members shared an ardent desire to mentor students and provide them with the knowledge and skills to become successful practitioners. There was a general awareness that students are the industry’s future and that there is a vast array of talent amongst this new generation which is in desperate need of nurturing. Each panel member was passionate about encouraging excellence within the next generation of beauticians.

Panel Members:

Paula Clipsham, Owner,  The Hart Spa Sevenoaks, Kent
Justyna Rostek, Owner, Guinot Salon, Earlsfield
Chris Taylor, Director at Eve Taylor (London) Ltd
Candice Gardner, Education Manager, Dermalogica UK
Louise Guilfoyle, Group Head of Talent Acquisition, Laser Clinics
Diane Hey, Owner, Armonia Health & Beauty Treatment & Training Centre
Susan Routledge, Founder, Beauty Directors Club, Business Turnaround Expert, Salon Owner.
Michelle Stead, Owner, Perfection Skin & Beauty Clinic, Foxley, Wiltshire

Go to the Habia Learning Hub to see all of our fantastic endorsed providers

Salon Life Beauty Convention Monday 15th May - Manchester

The Salon Life Beauty Convention is designed for all salon and spa professionals involved in beauty operations, including: Beauty salon owners / managers, beauty trainers and education providers, day spas, health and fitness clubs, hotels and resorts, beauty suppliers and trade media.

It’s going to be a great event for senior professionals in the Beauty and Aesthetics world. Come along for inspirational speakers and panel discussions. We can’t wait to see you!

Habia Members: email info@habia.org.uk for your discount code.

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna has been recognised as the most influential global event for the beauty industry for more than 50 years. Habia CEO Joan Scott provided an update on UK Qualifications, Standards and Excellence at their latest event last month, and says it was a pleasure to be part of this iconic event.

(Above image: Habia CEO Joan Scott.)

(Right image: Habia CEO Joan Scott and Habia Board Member Stefania Rossi.)

Do you know what is needed for your brand to be fully involved in Education? If you need clarity and support, become a Habia partner and we can make sense of it all. Contact us.

The Apprentice

Our CEO Joan Scott was invited to be an industry expert in the final of BBC’s The Apprentice. The Habia inclusive Hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) were highlighted and we have previously worked with Rochelle. Congratulations to Marnie for securing Lord Sugar’s investment, and to Rochelle for reaching the finals.

 (Below image: Habia board Member Diane Hay, The Apprentice’s Karren Brady, Susan Routledge, founder Beauty Directors Club, Joan Scott, Habia CEO.)

The Habia Endorsed Trans Aware CPD Course

This Habia endorsed course is led by Be Trans Aware trainer Sam Marshall (she/her). It is a great introductory course for individuals and businesses who want to begin to learn about trans people, their experience, and how to better respect and accommodate people in this community. This course is vital for understanding the needs of students and clients that are gender non-conforming.

This course covers:

  • The gender, sex, and identity spectrum
  • A breakdown of the LGBTQIA+ acronym (including what each letter stands for) and an exploration of the trans umbrella and the identities that exist within it
  • An exploration of pronouns and titles, including how misgendering works and tips on how to avoid invalidating someone’s identity
  • A look at the transition process and what that could look like for some people
  • Information on employment law relating to trans and non-binary staff and clients
  • How to de-gender your services and client approach to ensure greater accessibility for all
  • What to do and what not to do when welcoming, accommodating and providing a service to a trans or non-binary client
  • How to ensure your marketing and service is inclusive, to better allow trans and non-binary clients to safely use your services

For more information, please visit: www.betransaware.co.uk

Become a Habia Education Member and join our Education Forums

We hold regular Education Forums for our Education Members on the following topics: 

  • Department for Education (DfE) – feedback from the DfE on the review of Level 2 (and below) qualifications
  • Sustainability – can you enhance the sustainability of your curriculum?
  • World Skills UK competitions – how can your learners benefit from these fantastic opportunities to enhance their careers?
  • Textured Hair – how to up-skill your Team and provide inclusive hair services
  • Updates on the new Licence for Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures
  • Trans awareness – how can you ensure your curriculum is inclusive?
  • Hair has no gender
  • Sector insights – can we support you to enhance your curriculum with key inputs from sector experts?
  • How to offer Habia-endorsed short CPD courses
  • How to get into teaching: what are the routes, qualifications, and opportunities?
  • How you can help your learners to do better in the World Skills UK hair and beauty competitions ‘passive’ stage
  • Meeting the needs of local employers – we can showcase employers who want to work closely with colleges

Don’t miss out! Join our Habia community – become a member NOW and attend these zoom sessions. Get in touch for more details.

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