Business & Regulation

TrichoCare co-signs state registration proposals

Members of the Hair and Barber Council and the British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology, along with co-signatories, are campaigning for mandatory registration of hairdressers, barbers and beauty professionals in the UK. We believe this is vital in improving the standards of this world-leading industry which generates £6.6 billion in turnover each year to […]

Freelancers gain a new organisation to represent their interests

The old Freelance Hair and Beauty Association (FHBA) went into liquidation last year. This left freelance professionals without a voice in the wider industry. Now the new Freelance Hairdressers’ Association (FHA) has been launched to fill the gap. The objectives of the FHA will be to maintain standards within the industry, promote training and personal […]

Do hair care professionals need to be ventilation engineers, chemists and lawyers as well?

New products, new research and new legislation all mean new headaches for professionals trying to run their businesses and offer creative services to clients. Two recent stories reinforce the challenges for the professional. The first concerns the increasing popularity of hair straightening and smoothing processes, for example the much-publicised Brazilian Blowout products. First an American […]

Beware selling hydrogen peroxide!

The Hairdressing and Beauty Suppliers Association (HBSA) has been reminding its members that the law on sales of certain chemicals has recently changed. As of 1st September 2014, products containing high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide, nitromethane, nitric acid, sodium or potassium perchlorate and sodium or potassium chlorate are now restricted from sale to the general […]

Six lessons for running a successful salon

Here are our secrets for succeeding in business FOLLOW your dream – if it’s what you really want, you WILL succeed KEEP focused on what you enjoy – making people feeling and looking good You WILL go through tough times – you have to stay determined to succeed You WILL have troubles with staff – […]