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Richard Lambert steps down as NHBF chief executive

By Chloe Randall | 4 October 2023

The National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) has announced that Richard Lambert has stepped down from his role as chief executive of the NHBF. After being in the role since 2020, Richard has decided to retire from full-time work to pursue other interests. “We are grateful for all the hard…

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Beauty Therapy T Levels launch postponed until 2024

By Chloe Randall | 13 March 2023

The Department of Education has announced that the launch of T Levels in Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Therapy will be postponed from September 2023 until September 2024, which the National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) has welcomed.  According to GOV.UK, T Levels are two-year courses which are carried out after…

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Hair & beauty industry invitees welcomed by the King

By Chloe Randall | 14 December 2022

Hair & beauty industry invitees welcomed by the King In November 2022, several National Hair & Beauty Federation members attended the Small Business Reception held by HM King Charles III at Buckingham Palace. Previously this year, the Palace had asked the NHBF to nominate members who have had an impact…

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Two nail artists make top 10 in the NHBF’s Top 100 Influencer Index

By Helena Biggs | 15 November 2022

The National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) announced the top 20 hair and beauty influencers in its Top 100 Influencer Index at Electric Space, London on 13 November. The index, sponsored by Pirkx, City & Guilds and the Hair & Beauty Charity, recognises those in the industry that use social…

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Experience a night of inspiration at beauty booking app Booksy’s Sheffield event

By Callie Iley | 15 September 2022

Hair and beauty booking app, Booksy, invites UK-based salon owners, beauticians, barbers and nail artists to its free Better You, Better Business event in Sheffield on Monday 17 October for the fourth stop in their campaign, aiming to equip beauty businesses with tools, insights and inspiration to thrive in the…

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20% of hair & beauty businesses are making a loss, according to NHBF

By Chloe Randall | 29 July 2022

The NHBF has released its findings of its latest State of the Industry survey, which took place between 27 June and 8 July 2022. The findings reveal that after a tough two years for the sector, there are signs of recovery but the sector is still fragile due to the…

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Hair & Beauty Charity launches raffle to support industry beneficiaries

By Helena Biggs | 1 July 2022

The Hair & Beauty Charity has launched its annual raffle to raise funds for its hair, beauty and barbering beneficiaries. The proceeds from each £1 ticket will go towards industry individuals and their families who are facing difficult times due to circumstances such as illness, bereavement and financial hardship. Prizes include…

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VTCT hosts action-packed beauty programme for National Apprenticeship Week 2022

By Chloe Randall | 7 February 2022

To mark National Apprenticeship Week 7-13 February 2022, awarding body, Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) has an action-packed schedule to celebrate the 15th annual event. The theme of ‘Build the Future’ continues for its second National Apprenticeship Week (NAW),  showcasing the impact apprenticeships can have on communities, local businesses and regional…

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Covid-19: CTPA updates guidance on cosmetics testers in stores, salons & spas

By Rebecca Hitchon | 28 January 2022

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) has released updated guidance on the use of testers by retailers, salons and spas in the hair, beauty and wellness sector. The guidance, which has been supported by the British Beauty Council, British Retail Consortium and Cosmetics and Perfumery Association (COPRA), is aimed at…

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Cultural Style Week launches to celebrate beauty, hair & fashion diversity

By Helena Biggs | 7 January 2022

Tech entrepreneur, Candy-Ellie Graham, has founded Cultural Style Week, a movement that will take place 21-27 May 2022 to encourage people to boldly embrace their cultural heritage through fashion, hair and beauty. In partnership with hair and beauty platform, StylzMag, Cultural Style Week will open with a fashion show and…

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