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Studex ear & nose piercing training courses endorsed by HABIA

By Rebecca Hitchon | 24 September 2023

Manufacturer of ear and nose piercing equipment and education provider, Studex UK, has announced that it has gained training endorsement from HABIA (Hair And Beauty Industry Authority). HABIA champions high-quality education, and its endorsement means that both Studex UK‘s ear and nose piercing training programmes are aligned with the most…

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SPF: What is it & why do beauty pros need to know?

By Chloe Randall | 25 June 2023

The topic of weather is often an ice-breaking conservation starter between nail & beauty pros and their clients. If you have clients who are hoping for sunshine this summer, it’s a prime time to bring up the topic of sun protection. More than one in three (35%) burn their skin…

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CIEH calls for Health & Care Bill amendment to safeguard cosmetic procedures

By Helena Biggs | 14 November 2021

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has called for parliament to amend the Health & Care Bill to improve the safety and regulation of aesthetic non-surgical cosmetic procedures. In recent years, there has been a significant rise in the number and type of non-surgical aesthetic procedures performed in the…

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Sweet Squared launches Academy2 platform to inspire & educate beauty pros

By Rebecca Hitchon | 13 October 2021

Nail and beauty distributor & training provider, Sweet Squared, has launched education platform Academy2 to make learning more accessible for industry professionals. The platform offers Sweet Squared’s award-winning HABIA (Hair and Beauty Industry Authority) accredited course programme, with a mix of online and in-person teaching. This allows more professionals to…

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National Occupational Standards for (NOS) are approved for Nails

By Alex Fox | 24 May 2021

Habia has announced that the recent review of the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Nails has been approved and published by the Government. As part of the Habia’s standard setting role, it worked with industry employers to form the Expert Working Group, who’s remit was to review the existing NOS,…

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Susan Routledge features 22 beauty leaders in inspiring book

By Chloe Randall | 20 January 2021

Beauty business expert, Susan Routledge has worked with 21 beauty industry salon owners and leaders to produce an inspiring book entitled ‘Beauty & the Best.’ The book showcases how many exciting opportunities there are in the industry with each of the 22 inspiring women demonstrating what can be achieved based…

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Nail & beauty pros wanted to help shape National Occupational Standards

By Helena Biggs | 7 December 2020

The Hair & Beauty Industry Authority (Habia) and Skills Active UK are inviting professionals in the hair, beauty, spa, aesthetics and nail sectors to support the review of the National Occupational Standards (NOS). These standards are ‘statements of the standards of performance individuals must achieve when carrying out functions in…

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Beauty industry pays respect to former HABIA CEO, Alan Goldsbro

By Alex Fox | 20 November 2020

As many in the professional beauty industry mourn the passing of Alan Goldsbro, former CEO of HABIA, Marian Newman BEM shares her experience & journey with this great man – who she calls ‘The architect of the modern nail industry’… On 7 October, a message popped into my inbox from…

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Sweet Squared announces partnership with Habia

By Sophie Nutt | 10 February 2020

Había has accredited each of Sweet Squared’s 35 academy centres as Centres of Expertise. Recognised by the government as the standards and setting body for the hair and beauty industries, Habia has fully approved and accredited the Sweet Squared education programme. This ensures consistent delivery of the highest quality courses…

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What is CPD?

By Kat Hill | 8 January 2019

You are responsible for your own personal development and this should be kept track of via a CPD log. This record should act as evidence of your development over the year, be correct and up-to-date, while meeting the requirements of their professional body or association, according to the The CPD…

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