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Why are patch tests so important?   Claire Squire, from Balens Ltd, explains how to avoid getting caught in the patch trap…   How often should I patch test?   It is a condition of your BABTAC insurance that you must perform a patch test on the first occasion…
How to set your salon apart in the competitive hairdressing industry Business tips for mobile hairdressers and salons   Hairdressing is a competitive industry, so ensuring you stand out is essential if you’re going to make your salon or mobile business viable. Building a reputation for providing a great hair…
MPs call for global ban on microbeads in cosmetics The problem with microbeads in the beauty & cosmetics industry   Microbeads are back in the news again this week, as parliament's Environmental Audit Committee called for a global ban on the use of microbeads in cosmetics, following the…

Who are BABTAC?

Established in Gloucester in 1977, BABTAC is the premier UK association for beauty, hair, holistic and sports therapies. We are a 'not for profit' organisation and our priorities are the well-being of our members, regulation of the industry and public welfare.

Governed by a Council of industry professionals, we also offer unrivalled beauty expertise, a rigorous ethical code and a professional practice standard. Our logo is a sign of confidence; display it with pride and give your clients assurance of your qualifications and commitment to excellence.

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