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British Beauty Council announces new chair, Meribeth Parker

By Chloe Randall | 6 April 2022

British Beauty Council has announced that from June 2022, Meribeth Parker will be taking over the role as chair after Jane Boardman, the organisation’s co-founder and chair, will be stepping down after four years in the role. Meribeth has extensive board experience which includes non- executive directorships for Jimmy Choo…

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Covid-19 pandemic cost hair & beauty pros ‘over £11,000’

By Chloe Randall | 14 April 2021

A report by Simply Business has found that since the beginning of the pandemic, hair and beauty professionals have lost £11,603 on average in earnings. Despite the hair & beauty industry reopening again in England, it has been anticipated that losses will continue for some time and will eventually cost…

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UK cosmetics & toiletries industry to decline by 10% in 2020

By Sophie Nutt | 27 August 2020

The UK cosmetics and toiletries sector will see a £1.7bn value decline in 2020. Research conducted by GlobalData has revealed that 43% of UK consumers plan to reduce socialising outside of the home, which would cause cosmetics and toiletries to lose out in a Covid-19-driven decision between ‘what is essential…

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CTPA publishes annual report with a focus on moving forward post-Brexit

By Alex Fox | 7 July 2020

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) Annual Report has been published and outlines strategies moving forward post-brexit with a focus on its mission – it also welcomes a new chair to its board. The CTPA Annual Report has been redesigned this year to provide a focus on the Association’s…

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Beauty & personal care sales to decline by steepest rate in 60+ years due to Covid-19

By Sophie Nutt | 6 April 2020

The U.S. cosmetics and toiletries market is on track to experience the sharpest decline ever recorded due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Kline has been tracking the market for 60+ years and, so far, the 0.8% drop in 2009 during the last recession is the biggest market dip ever reported. The…

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Hair & Beauty Charity announces 2020 president

By Sophie Nutt | 13 January 2020

Samantha Grocutt has been named as the elected president of the Hair & Beauty Charity for 2020. Samantha continues the role after her co-presidency with former co-president, Phillip Sharp of ASP. Managing director of hair and beauty PR agency Essence PR, Samantha Grocutt has served on the charity committee for…

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HAIR & BEAUTY industries demand further regulation at Parliamentary launch

By Helena Biggs | 31 July 2017

Qualifications organisation, VTCT, and The Hair and Barber Council gathered leaders in the hair and beauty sector and UK politicians to launch its Skills Foresight and the case for Mandatory Registration reports in Westminster. It was emphasised that more needs to be done within government to recognise the value and diversity of…

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