£6.6 billion Contribution to the UK Economy!

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That’s what the hair and beauty sector contributes to the UK on an annual basis, which equates to at least 8% of the total the retail sector generates, and confirms the sectors hugely positive value to the UK economy!

This much anticipated report, commissioned by the Hair and Barber Council in conjunction with BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology), was launched in the Palace of Westminster on the 22nd May 2019, to an audience of politicians, and industry professionals from all parts of the sector, including Good Salon Guide Director, Gareth Penn.

This is the first time that a genuinely peer-reviewed economic impact of the sector has been conducted for the whole of the UK and by each of the devolved nations individually. With more than 49,000 businesses employing almost 337 thousand people, this report proves that the hair and beauty sector is a significant and a major employer and not one to be ignored. Hair, barber and beauty salons/spas are the heartbeat of the UK's high streets, with barbershops growing significantly year on year.

This report shows unequivocally the enormous value, and great career choices associated with the industry, and further strengthens the need and desire from the public and industry to finally have the sector recognised as the professionals they are. The Hair and Barber Council together with BABTAC are calling for Government to amend the current voluntary Hairdressing Act to that of Mandatory, whilst adding Beauty into the body of the Act.

To offer your support and to join either of the organisations please contact The Hair and Barber Council on 0208 760 7010 or email [email protected] / BABTAC on 01452 623110 or email [email protected]

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