The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Institute for Licensing are calling for a mandatory England-wide licensing scheme for cosmetic treatments. Currently regulation is loose if not non-existent and risks to consumers from non-licensed practitioners is huge. Read the two reports below for more detail.
The approved standards for the hair professional and beauty professional outlines the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of the apprentice and the job they will need to be able to do by the time they have completed their apprenticeship.
The impact on the industry is vast - the social, mental, physical, financial and reputational damage to clients and staff will be difficult to recover from in the short and medium term and it doesn't help that we seem to have been viewed as the non-urgent, non-important sector of industry which is so far from the truth. Never could we have foreseen the damage that would do to beauty salons, spas, nail bars and hairdressing salons. Professional Beauty Magazine have a wealth of information which follows the path and challenges that we have had to deal with. Really interesting reading. https://professionalbeauty.co.uk/site/Coronavirus-Resources-Salons-Spas
Guidance for people who provide close contact services, including hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, tattooists, sports and massage therapists, dress fitters, tailors and fashion designers.
Link to the article on the NHBF
https://www.nhbf.co.uk/news-and-blogs/news/unlock-unpaid-covid-grant-money-to-save-cash-strapped-hair-and/The British hair & beauty sector is urging the government to step in to speed up the grant distribution process with many salons on the brink of closure, despite the scheduled reopening on 12 April in England. To date, only 13 per cent of the £1.6bn Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) monies available to local authorities has been allocated to businesses desperately in need.
Read the full article here https://www.nhbf.co.uk/news-and-blogs/news/unlock-unpaid-covid-grant-money-to-save-cash-strapped-hair-and/