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Expert in Skin Science
Meet , BABTAC's expert in Skin Science
Expert in Microblading
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Online Client Consultation Experts
Expert in Safety and Risk Management
Meet , BABTAC's expert in Safety and Risk Management
Sandra started her career as a Registered General Nurse before retraining and qualifying as a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner. She has clocked up 28 years to date and worked in various Local Authorities for over 20 years, 12 of those as Head of Environmental Health before moving into the private sector. She now works for Hygenisys Environmental Health Consultancy, as the Technical Director, providing high level technical, strategic advice and practical solutions to a number of different industries including the spa and beauty sector.
Sandra is passionate about health, safety, welfare and wellness issues within the spa and beauty sector with a strong focus on the therapists/technicians wellbeing. With her colleagues she has been raising awareness and championing health and safety within this sector for the last 4 years.
Expert in Tanning
Meet , BABTAC's expert in Tanning
Founded by Nicola Matthews, Sienna X is the UK's leading salon beauty brand, offering professional sunless tanning, luxury brow treatments and are currently launching their professional skincare products.
Sienna X professional spray tans, waxes, brow and skincare treatments are available at many salons and spas across the UK and Europe, along with their award winning range of tanning products.
Winners of Best Professional Tan Brand for eleven years running, Sienna X are renowned for tanning celebrities and behind the scenes of TV shows as well as heavily featuring in glossy magazines and in the hands of influencers.
Sienna X are the professionals choice who are recognised within the beauty industry for their high-quality products, training academy and kit packages as well as expert business support....helping over 22,000 therapists start up in business.
Whether you're an existing professional looking to switch suppliers or just starting out, Sienna X will always be our helping hand to business success.
Expert in Business Development for Mobile Therapists
Meet , BABTAC's expert in Business Development for Mobile Therapists
Charlie McCorry is an award winning business women, beauty expert and internationally recognised within the beauty industry.
Charlie began her career in the beauty therapy sector at the age of 14 working as a Saturday girl in a London hair and beauty salon. She went on to complete her NVQ Level 2 & 3 in beauty while working as a beauty therapist within a 5-branch hair & beauty salon. Following a University degree in Beauty therapy and health studies, Charlie qualified with a first class honours. NVQ level 7 equivalent.
Charlie went on to invest in the “Urban Retreat at Home” franchise from the prestigious Harrods Urban Retreat salon where she gained invaluable experience working with top VIP clientele, including royalty, Hollywood film actors, television presenters, as well as renowned models and singers.
In 2011, Charlie set up her Perfect 10 label, a mobile personal grooming, styling and wellness consultancy which delivers luxury treatments in the comfort of the customer’s home. In 2015, Charlie launched Perfect 10 Black Label, the Luxury membership division of the original brand. Offering a 24-hour beauty service to clients across the world, with men accounting for 55 percent of the membership. Black Label brings a wide range of beauty and wellness services to their own yacht, home, office, jet, villa or ski chalet. Specifically designed to offer an unrivalled personalised and confidential service, Black Label members benefit from being only the touch of a button away from an all-encompassing, on demand discreet beauty service.
In 2016 Charlie became the brand ambassador for Essie, the nail brand, along with being a presenter on QVC and in 2018 was awarded with young business women of the year at The Champion of Women's Awards.Charlie Sold her business Perfect 10 to Ruuby limited in 2018 and has since been appointed as Ruuby's Beauty Director & COO
Expert in Business Strategy
Meet Valerie Delforge International Business Strategy Consultant
Born and raised in France, Valerie moved to the UK in the early 1990s to continue working her way up the corporate ladder in the spa and beauty industry. Throughout her career Valerie has helped to establish some of the world's leading brands, and over a 30 year period developed an unrivalled skill-set across every aspect of running a successful salon/spa business.
In her various roles Valerie quickly became an esteemed and renowned mentor and manager, with a natural flair for leadership, sharing knowledge and empowering team members. She also began to recognise a pattern in each business, noticing that Operations are the “the heart of any business”, but often the most neglected. This assertion formed the basis for her key focus on what is now known as ‘The Delforge 5’ - Valerie’s unique formula for success.
With her wealth of knowledge and expertise, coupled with her passion and extraordinary ability for coaching, Valerie went on to launch herself as a Business Strategy Consultant in 2013. Since then she has further established herself as an authority in the industry as a frequent leading Keynote Speaker, Awards Panelist and Conference Trainer, alongside her everyday work developing and training Salons, Spas and Beauty Businesses.
Expert in CBD
Meet Emma O'Neill our expert in CBD
Emma is the Managing Director and Founder of Hashtag Organics which is an innovative and passionate industry leader specialising in the development of CBD-based products for the UK and International Market.
Emma is also the Founder of La Rue Verte, which is a luxury CBD skincare and well-being brand that was designed for the Luxury Spa Market.
Emma co-wrote the World’s First CIBTAC CBD cosmetology courses in association with The Academy of Clinical Training, the first of its kind to educate the Spa industry on CBD and their pioneering protocols. Her experience is vast and diverse, with her company being retail pharmacy specialists, training that sector and following a high code of ethics and regulation, meeting the standards of The National Pharmacy Association.
Emma has presented at conferences as a CBD expert and on the Endocannabinoid System, which includes the International Society of Dental Anxiety Management Congress, Television and Radio interviews and Emma also advises UK Colleges on CBD education and treatments.
Emma has several industry accreditations and regularly trains alongside a worldwide network of leading Scientists, PhD students and advisors in the CBD and Cannabis industry.
Meet , BABTAC Business Expert
Susan Routledge has been involved in the beauty industry for over 30 years, both in her own multi-award winning beauty and aesthetics businesses, and also whilst helping others to create cash rich businesses which also allows ultimate freedom using her trademarked STABLE business formula.
Susan is the author of The Little Book of Client Retention, as well as an international speaker, Awards Judge, Standards Advisor and has an ever increasing passion for the beauty industry and helping salon owners to grow and develop their businesses in any way she can.
Meet , BABTAC Business Expert
Liz McKeon is the Beauty Business Expert. She is the ‘go to’ person for business development, doubling turnover for many of her clients in hair, beauty and spa. Internationally renowned, she is a successful author, business coach, mentor and trainer.
One of a kind, Liz’s approach is both engaging and fun, but with a keen eye always on the bottom line.
From tiny salon owners, through to large chains, and huge multi nationals, she excels in growing business, streamlining them for fast profitability. Liz has worked with large multi-national skincare houses, pharmacy, and franchise companies and worked at every level of the beauty business from retail sales through to management. With experience running a salon where 70 per cent of the turnover was generated from retail sales, she knows that there is always a demand to teach others how to do this in salons and spas.
Consolidating her knowledge, in 2007 she launched Beauty Business Expert, offering training, workshops and her unique expertise for a global audience.
Expert in Nails & Beauty
Nails & Beauty
Expert in Sales
Meet , BABTAC's expert in Sales
Called a 'Legend and The Best Sales Person in the industry' by Per Neuman, Alison is hugely respected and trusted by brand owners, CEO's, PR's, marketeers and the customer at home.
Alison's unparalleled, in-depth knowledge and skill means that during her over a 25 year career she has helped to sell more than £500 million in product.
Asked for beauty advice everywhere, Alison is often recognised by her voice - or even her hands - alone.
Expert in Cancer Touch Therapies
Cancer Touch Therapies
Expert in Laser & IPL
Meet , BABTAC's expert in Laser and IPL
Before joining Lynton, Sam completed a first degree in Physics, followed by a PhD in Physics and Pharmaceutical Sciences, working in the field of light responsive drug delivery. After graduation, Dr Hills continued to work at The University of Manchester in a Post-Doctoral research position.
Sam joined Lynton as a Clinical and Training Specialist in 2002, and since 2012, Sam has been in charge of all aspects of Lynton Services, including technical and clinical support, acknowledged as the best after-sales service within the industry. She is also the author and main lecturer of the industry-leading Lynton / University of Manchester Skin Laser courses and has been asked to contribute to a number of books on laser and light treatments. She has also published over 30 papers in a variety of medical and scientific journals.
Expert in Diversity in Skincare
Meet , BABTAC's expert in Diversity in Skincare
Dija Ayodele is a London based Aesthetician and founder of the award winning Black Skin Directory, which connects skin of colour patients with expert skincare professionals and brands. She specialises in skin rejuvenation techniques for skin of colour at her her Maida Vale Clinic - West Room Aesthetics.
Dija is passionate about diversity in the beauty industry - in addition to being a KOL and public speaker, she is an advisor to the British Beauty Council and Aesthetic Medical Journal.
Expert in Professional Beauty Tools
Meet Rebecca Crawforth, BABTAC's expert in Professional Beauty Tools
Super mum of Harry and Hettie, Rebecca Crawforth found her love for beauty at a young age, Rebecca went on to successfully own two salons, win numerous awards and employ over 40 members of staff.
After becoming ill in her late 20’s, Rebecca took some much needed time out to concentrate on herself and her family and this is when she first dreamt of ‘Navy Professional’.
After noticing the industry was reliant on sub standard tooling Rebecca knew she wanted to change the industries tooling and not settle for an average solution, she wanted to get it right and set a New British Standard. As hygiene and precision were always the highest priorities Rebecca looks forward to being at the forefront of the next generation.
Expert in Skincare Research
Meet Alessandra Bertelli C.D. S.r.l. Gerard's R&D Manager
Alessandra Bertelli joined Gerard’s twelve years ago. She has a Degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies, and has worked on several University research projects in different sectors. Among them: HIV vaccines, cardiovascular therapies, pharmacovigilance and cosmetovigilance, pharmacologically active formulations and pharmaceutical botany applied to skin diseases.
As part of her role as R&D Manager at Gerard’s she works with the University of Milan and University of Brescia. Together with the top universities in Italy, Gerard’s develops efficacy tests and environmental impact tests on their products. Her work contributes to the impressive efficacy of Gerards products and treatments.
Expert in Human Resources & Employment Law
Meet Cathy O’Donoghue expert in Human Resources
A Fellow if the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), Cathy O’Donoghue set up HR Champions over 20 years ago specifically to help small and medium sized business meet the challenges of HR and Employment Law. In recognising that small business owners and entrepreneurs are passionate about their craft rather than the complexities that come with running a business, Cathy and HR Champions have become trusted partners of many small businesses regarding Human Resource.
A full suite of HR services extends from the provision of robust, HR documentation including contracts and handbooks, through to telephone and e-mail advice for when those prickly people issues arise.