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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British Beauty Council secures government deal for commercial tenants in beauty sector

By Rebecca Hitchon | 29 November 2021

The British Beauty Council has worked with the UK government to secure a deal for commercial tenants within the beauty sector in England and Wales, once the current eviction protection ends 25 March 2022. The deal sees new regulations and a Code of Practice set to be introduced to resolve…

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Nail polish & CBD products amongst most searched for pandemic items

By Helena Biggs | 5 August 2021

Nail polish and deodorant were the most searched-for beauty items on the internet between April and June 2021, according to research by online retail platform, RangeMe. The company analysed data from more than 12,000 retail buyers and 200,000 suppliers on its platform, and found that buyers are seeking diversity in…

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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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SalonSpy adds hygiene question to improve client’s confidence in nail salons

By Chloe Randall | 23 December 2020

Leading verified salon review site, SalonSpy, have added an additional question to its review form. The question – did our hygiene standards make you feel safe in the current environment? In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, when salons started to open again after the first lockdown, one of the initial…

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Coronavirus: Salons in Wales to close on 24 Dec as govt implements level 4 restrictions

By Helena Biggs | 16 December 2020

Wales’ first minister, Mark Drakeford, has today (16 December) announced that higher-level restrictions will come into force to control rapidly accelerating coronavirus rates across the country. He confirmed that the current conditions mean that Wales has met the criteria in the traffic light Coronavirus Control Plan to move to alert…

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Shop Local Campaign

Boost your retail sales with Sweet Squared Shop Local Campaign

By Chloe Randall | 14 November 2020

Sweet Squared have launched its Shop Local campaign to salons across the UK and Ireland. Through its online platforms, Sweet Squared are bringing pros a whole range of tips, tools and assets to help them utilise their retail sales during this uncertain time. Each week will feature hints and tips…

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Revealed: The key ways hair & beauty businesses have adapted amidst Covid-19

By Chloe Randall | 10 November 2020

A whopping 74% of hair and beauty businesses stated that instant messaging is key for business success post Covid-19, according to research by Yell Business. This research explored how small businesses have adapted to survive in light of Covid-19 and how the pandemic is changing the way businesses and consumers…

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