Working in the Beauty Related Industries

Working in the Beauty Related Industries

Types of Organisations

There are many organisations that influence and support the beauty related industries. Various not-for-profit organisations offer advice, insurance, support and training opportunities to those who work, or are aiming to work in the beauty industry.

Perhaps foremost of these is Habia, who are recognised by the government as the ‘Standards Setting Body’ for the hair and beauty industry, developing the standards of all UK recognised hair and beauty qualifications, the Codes of Practice and Industry Guidelines, and further advanced skills training to learning providers and those already working in the industry.

Also a not-for-profit organisation, Babtac (British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology) offers insurance to professionals in the beauty, hair, holistic and sports therapy industries. Other such organisations include The Federation of Holistic Therapists, The Freelance Hair and Beauty Federation and Associated Beauty Therapists.

Awarding bodies provide qualifications to those of have successfully completed a training course. Examples of these include CIBTAC, NVQ, ITEC and VTCT, all of which provide at least nationally recognised qualifications.

Learning Providers and educators prepare those aspiring to work in the beauty related industries for such qualifications as listed above. There are many beauty academies offering these courses, such as The Training Room.

Organisations offering beauty, holistic or sports therapies, and thereby providing jobs in these sectors include fitness and leisure providers such as Virgin ACTIVE and Bannatynes; hotels, including large companies such as Marriot and Hilton as well as smaller independent hotels; holiday resorts such as Mark Warner; cruise ships, for example, OnBoard Spa by Steiner, and agencies for mobile therapists such as Secret Spa. Cloudspa is also a company...