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Want to feel inspired & empowered in your beauty business? Check out the She’s Bossed It podcast

By Callie Iley | 6 January 2024

Sharing motivational talks, inspirational stories and the secrets and strategies to her success in the beauty industry, Beauty Business Academy founder, Layla Tourh, has launched her She’s Bossed It podcast on all major podcast platforms. With a range of industry experience from owning a salon, distributing for top beauty brands,…

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Salon System educator discusses the vital role of education in the nail space

By Emma Hobday | 10 February 2022

Lisa Stone, Salon System educator, chats to Scratch about her favourite Salon System courses to teach, how much you should spend on a quality course, and what she thinks is the must-have course for 2022… How long have you been an educator for Salon System and Training Solutions? I have…

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Inclusive skincare platform Black Skin Directory launches training & education course

By Emma Hobday | 1 February 2022

Founded by skincare expert and author Dija Ayodele in 2018, the Black Skin Directory (which helps to connect people of colour with expert skincare professionals) has launched an education platform. Course registration opens on 1 February 2022 with an early bird course registration fee of £179 + VAT (normal price…

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BABTAC survey shows impact of Omicron variant on beauty industry

By Rebecca Hitchon | 5 January 2022

A survey conducted by the British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC) has demonstrated the devastating impact that the Omicron Covid-19 variant and re-introduction of stricter government guidance, including increased social distancing measures and mask-wearing, has had on businesses within the beauty industry. The survey of 1002 BABTAC members…

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Bedfordshire duo launch hair, beauty & wellness hub for freelance pros

By Rebecca Hitchon | 9 November 2021

A pair of friends will open Bedfordshire’s first co-working wellness hub, Creative Hub Studio, at the end of November 2021. Caroline Flynn and Amanda Murdoch, who between them have amassed 76 years’ experience in the beauty and wellness sectors, decided to launch the Creative Hub Studio after seeing professionals struggling…

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Hair & Beauty Charity awarded charitable status in Scotland

By Rebecca Hitchon | 8 November 2021

The Hair & Beauty Charity, which offers financial assistance to hairdressers, barbers and beauty professionals affected by illness, disability, bereavement, homelessness, domestic violence and financial hardship, has announced that it has received registered charitable status in Scotland. The charity’s beneficiaries, of whom 10% currently live in Scotland, are supported with…

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Do you provide beauty services in care homes? You need to read this

By Rebecca Hitchon | 1 November 2021

From Thursday 11 November 2021, Covid-19 regulations affecting care home work will come into place. Anybody entering a CQC registered care home in England for work or volunteering purposes must be vaccinated against Covid-19 – a policy that applies to all visiting workers, including hairdressers and beauty professionals. The National Hair and…

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Autumn Budget 2021: Key points for beauty workers

By Chloe Randall | 27 October 2021

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, delivered his Budget statement at 12.30pm on Wednesday 27 October, unveiling the economic recovery of the country post-Covid.  Sunak opened the Budget statement with an impactful statement: “Employment is up, investment is growing, public services are improving, public finances are stabilising and wages are…

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Revealed: How self-employed hair & beauty pros adapt in post-pandemic world

By Chloe Randall | 21 October 2021

According to a new report, up to 30% of self-employed workers in the hair & beauty industry have opted to convert garages and rooms in their homes or have gone mobile since the Covid-19 pandemic started. The report, Self-Employment in the Personal Care Sector, was conducted by trade associations British Beauty…

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In need of support? Check out the Facebook group to empower beauty pros

By Emma Hobday | 30 August 2021

Beauty therapist Zaara King is a woman on a mission; a mission to help fellow pros avoid burnout and create a better balance between their work and personal lives. Zaara ‘learnt the hard way’ when it came to balancing her business with family time and continued development. Keen to share…

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