Working in the Beauty Related Industries

Information on organisations, surfaces, occupational roles, education and training opportunities
Habia - Habia is the government appointed sector skills body and industry authority for hair and beauty, spa therapy, barbering and African type hair. Habia creates standards that form the basis of all qualifications in hair and beauty, as well as industry codes of practice. Habia provides guidance on careers, business development, legislation, salon safety and equal opportunities and is responsible to government on industry issues such as training and skills. Habia is there to support salons with any legislation queries and to improve business performance;   support employees, helping them gain the skills that employers need; support trainers, helping to deliver qualifications and teaching programmes;   support learners, helping with advice on career paths and qualifications as well as providing books and teaching guides.

National occupational standards (NOS) - NOS have been developed by employees across the UK. They are the standards of performance people need to achieve when in a workplace showing they are knowledgeable and show an understanding so the individual can work effectively. There are National Occupational Standards for jobs in all areas of business, industry and skills. The National Occupational Standards set out the skills, knowledge and understanding required to perform competently in the workplace. The standards also help define job roles, measure staff performance and identify routes for progression and professional development.

Awarding organizations
ITEC – A specialist examination board, providing qualifications all over the world in Beauty & Spa Therapy, Hairdressing, Complementary Therapies, Sports & Fitness Training
VTCT - Vocational Training Charitable Trust - is one of the leading examining boards in the Beauty Industry. They offer two international Qualifications which are:   IHBC – International Health and Beauty...