Hair & Beauty Charity Lead

Hair & Beauty Charity reports rise in professionals requesting help

By Rebecca Hitchon | 25 March 2024

The Hair & Beauty Charity has shared insight from the last five years of its work, revealing that there has been a 1,200% rise in the number of people aged 18-30 asking for help from the charity. Figures also show that there has been a 300% rise in male applicants…

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NHBF paper addresses VAT threshold issue for beauty industry

By Rebecca Hitchon | 19 January 2024

The National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) has released an independent paper to prompt discussion about the UK’s VAT threshold issue and offer solutions. Commissioned by the NHBF and created by Pragmatix Advisory Ltd, Avoiding the cliff edge: considering possible options for a VAT threshold smoothing mechanism aims to generate…

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State Of Industry

Here’s what beauty industry bodies are saying about the state of the sector

By Rebecca Hitchon | 14 October 2023

Two beauty industry bodies have commented on how the sector is faring and how it will cope this winter… NHBF The latest quarterly State of the Industry survey from the National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) shows that the hair and beauty sector remains stable. Receiving 530 responses from UK…

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Hair & beauty industry faces renewed fight for survival, says NHBF

By Rebecca Hitchon | 21 February 2023

The National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) has published the findings of its latest State of the Industry Survey, which highlight a slow recovery for the sector and need for further government support. The quarterly survey was carried out between 9-18 January 2023, and gathered almost 500 responses from personal…

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Babtac Report

BABTAC report indicates potential for beauty boom

By Rebecca Hitchon | 19 July 2022

Two years on from the start of the Covid pandemic, The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) has released a report exploring its lasting impact on beauty services. The report analyses the positive effects that the pandemic had on the beauty sector, highlighting its resilience in challenging circumstances.…

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Hair & beauty businesses could save over £35,000 per year with artificial intelligence

By Rebecca Hitchon | 26 June 2022

A report commissioned by Yell has revealed how the hair and beauty industry could benefit from adopting artificial intelligence (AI), with financial rewards including saving over £35,000 annually. According to the report, technology such as customer service chatbots and automated booking systems and financial reporting could be advantageous for the…

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Manicure Lead

Hair & beauty businesses to create more than 1,700 jobs

By Chloe Randall | 18 May 2021

According to research by The Accountancy Partnership, a quarter of pandemic-time hair and beauty treatment start-up owners are planning to hire one or more employees, setting to create more than 1,700 new beauty sector jobs in the coming months and years. Although many lockdown businesses were born out of necessity,…

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