Nhbf Board Members 2024

NHBF adds 3 members to its board for 2024

By Rebecca Hitchon | 24 April 2024

Following voting in its 2024 Board Member Elections, the National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) has announced additions to its board. Debbie Digby, Louise Fordham and Richard Marshall (pictured above left to right) will officially begin their roles from the NHBF’s Annual General Meeting, scheduled for July. Founding partner of…

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Hair & beauty T Level cancelled in favour of beauty-specific alternative

By Rebecca Hitchon | 5 February 2024

The Department for Education (DfE) has cancelled the Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Therapy (HBBT) T Level. The announcement follows feedback given to the DfE from industry trade bodies. Postponed from September 2023 to September 2024 in March last year, the combined T Level has now been disbanded in favour of a…

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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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How to beat the January business blues

By Guest Writer | 12 January 2024

Tina Beaumont-Goddard, membership director at the National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF), shares areas to assess in your business and how to beat the January business blues… More green, more clients, more profits The new year is traditionally quieter for salons, so sees a good time to make an action…

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Nhbf Top 100 Influencers Index 2023

Nail pros recognised in NHBF Top 100 Influencers Index 2023

By Rebecca Hitchon | 21 November 2023

Last night (20 November 2023), esteemed names from the hair and beauty industry gathered for the National Hair & Beauty Federation’s Top 100 Influencers Index event. The NHBF Index recognises industry professionals who use social media to influence, educate and innovate the sector, and saw hundreds of nominations for 2023,…

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Caroline Larissey Women Powerlist

NHBF director recognised in Women in Trade Associations Powerlist

By Rebecca Hitchon | 28 March 2023

Director of quality & standards at the National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF), Caroline Larissey, is celebrated in the powerlist of 100 inspirational women in trade associations. The Women in Trade Associations (WiTA) Powerlist was founded this year by the Trade Associations Federation (TAF), Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and…

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Nhbf State Of Industry

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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Report urges govt to ‘speed up’ licensing regime for non-surgical cosmetic procedures

By Callie Iley | 5 August 2022

The National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) has welcomed a report this week from the Commons Health & Social Care Committee, which urges the government to speed up the introduction of the licensing regime for non-surgical cosmetic procedures. It is hoped that a stringent licensing initiative for treatments such as…

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Personal care industry demands commercial energy bill rebate

By Emma Hobday | 23 March 2022

The hair, beauty and barbering sectors have called for an energy bill rebate ahead of Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement 2022. An energy bill rebate was offered to domestic homes in February, and so now the personal care sector hopes that a business rebate will become available, due to significantly increasing…

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15% of hair & beauty businesses to take on apprentices before 2022

By Emma Hobday | 10 October 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit beauty businesses hard – but the industry is fighting and showing resilience, with 43% of businesses breaking even and another 43% making a profit, reports the National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) State of the Industry survey. According to the survey, in the next three…

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