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Fellowship for British Hairdressing

The Fellowship for British Hairdressing is always on the lookout for like-minded individuals. Our organisation thrives on education and sharing each other's skills whilst striving to be the best within our craft.

Over recent years the Fellowship has focused on supporting the 'next generation' within our industry, and there are some amazing opportunities for those individuals who want more from their profession.



The Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority is the government-approved body for setting training standards for hair, beauty, nails, spa therapy, barbering and African Caribbean Hairdressing.

A central point of contact for information, Habia provides guidance on careers, business development, legislation, salon safety and equal opportunities, and is responsible to the government on issues such as training and skills.


The Hairdressers' Charity

The Hairdressers' Charity is dedicated solely to helping professionals in the hair and beauty industry if they find themselves facing hard times.

The charity provides special equipment and house modifications for those who need it, as well as furniture and equipment designed to help disabled hairdressers continue working.


Hairdressing Council

The Hairdressing Council advises consumers who are looking for hairdressers by the dozen. By simply putting in their post codes, their nearest State Registered Hairdresser can be found.

Find out how to become a State Registered Hairdresser with the Hairdressing Council. For more details call 020 8760 7010, visit their website or send an email to [email protected]


Irish Hairdressers Federation

As the representative organisation for the hairdressing profession in Ireland, the IHF provides a very extensive service to its members including representation, advice, networking and support, training/educational, competitions, shows, social events and discount schemes. For more information call the IHF on 056 8833808 or email [email protected]