Our Annual Awards would not be possible without the support of our wonderful sponsors and this year we again have an incredible line-up of fabulous industry leading experts and suppliers supporting what is promising to be an inspiring and glamorous event once more. Please support them!




In 2017 WaxXXX Academy was officially endorsed by CIBTAC to award Definitive Waxing by WaxXXX Academy 

Our training programmes and products go hand-in-hand as we believe great products paired with good techniques bring out the best in learners and also experienced technicians. Whatever your career goals, there is a course to suit at WaxXXX Academy, from foundation courses for beginners, specialist courses under the CIBTAC Endorsed Training Programme, to full CIBTAC Diploma's. We also have a trainer programme for learners aspiring to progress onto upper level management. It is a whole ecosystem - not just a brand of wax or a beauty academy.

At WaxXXX we pride ourselves as being one of the leading waxing systems in the world. We innovate and educate the industry and support our partners. We are pleased to offer BABTAC members two great discounts, 10% off CIBTAC endorsed training and 10% off your first time purchase of the Home Pro Kit. For more information on the whole product range and training courses, visit waxxxx.co.uk or call today on 020 8333 6553 (by clicking on this link you will be leaving BABTAC.com and will be diverted to a partner website.)


The Moment Your Skin Changed. Forever.
 When Dermalogica meets skin, skin health is redefined. Dermalogica is the number one choice of skin care professionals and consumers worldwide. Why? Because for over 30 years, we've been dedicated to delivering skin health results through education, innovation, and professional recommendation, not through sparkly packaging, promises of miracle cures, or overblown hype.

Education First   
While the Dermalogica story begins in 1986, the force of change in the industry started in Los Angeles, circa 1983. Jane Wurwand, a tenured, United Kingdom-trained skin therapist new to the American "esthetician" industry, recognised that continuing skin and body therapy education was practically non-existent in the United States. While her UK training had been comprehensive and serious, US students entered the industry licensed yet under-trained, and worse, under-respected. Jane put her education in action, opening The International Dermal Institute (IDI) for licensed skin therapists to get hands-on postgraduate training. Today, IDI is considered the international gold-standard for postgraduate skin and body therapy training with 37 locations worldwide.

The Making of Dermalogica  
While teaching at IDI, it didn’t take long for Jane to realise that no product line embraced her belief of skin health as opposed to "beauty," so she developed her own. In 1986, Dermalogica was born. The vision was clear – a product line free of common irritants and ingredients that could cause breakouts (including lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, artificial colors and fragrances) that would improve skin health. Dermalogica has become the number one choice of skin care professionals worldwide, sold in over 80 countries and prescribed more often than any other skin care product available. Take a look at the Dermalogica website HERE (by clicking on this link you will be leaving BABTAC.com and will be diverted to another website.)




Ellisons is the UK’s leading supplier to hair and beauty professionals.

Providing a selection of trusted brands to salons, spas and businesses all over the world. Established in 1930, we use our wealth of experience and knowledge to provide our customers with the latest innovations, exclusive brands and exceptional service. As 2019 winners for Best Web Services, Guild Awards Of Excellence, we offer an excellent online shopping experience. Customers can shop on our website, with free delivery over £50.00 on a selection of our extensive product range. We have over 10,000 professional hair and beauty products from the world’s leading brands. Customers can also shop in our Professional Retail Store with an extensive product offering.

Shop with Ellisons today to make the most of the many benefits the wholesaler has to offer. As a BABTAC Member, you can enjoy 20% off your first order, log in and visit https://www.babtac.com/219-babtac-partners for your discount code. To shop online with Ellisons, visit www.ellisons.co.uk or for more information please contact our dedicated customer service team on 0345 222 8080  (by clicking on these links you will be leaving BABTAC.com and will be diverted to a partner website.)


Navy Professional is dedicated to setting NEW standards within the beauty industry.​
Renowned for its range of professional beauty tools and its investment for creating revolutionary hygiene products, Navy Professional is at the forefront of the industry waving the flag for classic British techniques and better hygiene standards.

Established in 2018, the family run business has grown from strength to strength, supplying its products across the globe. With more tools and goals on their horizon Navy is a business that has big ideas!  Fuelled by Yorkshire Tea, biscuits and a passion for the industry, Navy Professional has built it’s business on genuine passion and determination for driving new standards and encouraging a return to traditional classic beauty therapy.

Have your discovered Navy Professional yet?
Find out more at www.navyprofessional.com  (by clicking on these links you will be leaving BABTAC.com and will be diverted to a partner website.)



We offer specialist training & support services for those who aspire to be the Best of the Best…
For all practitioners working in beauty, laser, aesthetic and medical fields, we provide the most advanced and innovative, specialist accredited qualifications from entry levels with progression up to level 7.  You may be about to embark on your journey or wish to excel in your specialism, for which you will aspire to attain only the highest, most prestigious of recognition, which is what we offer. We proudly train for the NHS and BUPA and you can access the same exacting levels of clinical and professional expertise in over 10 of our locations in the UK.  We will share our breadth and depth of knowledge with you, and passionately devote our time to ensuring YOU will be the best of the best – with our support and guidance you will reach your goals, and beyond, with confidence, safe in the knowledge that we are never far away to helping you on your path to success.
Skin Training Clinics
We operate our own regional skin training clinics where you can complete your practical training.  We also offer opportunities to shadow, mentor and undertake continuing clinical development. Once qualified you will enjoy many benefits of being an SGI graduate, including generous discounts on products, devices and services, and enjoy exclusive access to our elite Harley Street Clinic to undertake treatments under you own branding – we will help promote you get established and recognised as the Best of the Best.
For more information please visit www.skingroupinternational.com or email address support@skingroupinternational.com (by clicking on these links you will be leaving BABTAC.com and will be diverted to a partner website.)


The alternative to aesthetic medicine...

The Brand
Established for over 50 years, Guinot remains at the forefront of the industry, pioneering in machine-based and manual treatment technologies. You will find our treatments and products in over 10,000 salons in 70 countries worldwide. 
It is only available through appointed salons, and most recently, through our growing network of franchise salons. The success of the franchise model in France led Guinot to bring the exciting salon franchise opportunity to the UK and

The Science behind the Brand
Research and development play an integral role in our philosophy, that’s why treatments and products are formulated and manufactured at optimum concentration and in compliance with pharmaceutical standards in our company owned 
laboratories. The Guinot laboratory is ISO 22716 certified and complies with European regulations on product safety and traceability from manufacture to retail prescription in salon. ISO 14001 certification attests to Guinot’s 
environmental commitment. 

The Beauty Therapist the “Beauty Doctor”
We believe a beauty treatment can only be carried out by a fully trained therapist in a professional salon environment. Therefore therapists are provided comprehensive training and support along with an exclusive consultation 
method to ensure a personalised and prescriptive approach meeting customer’s needs.

Find out more at uk.guinot.com (by clicking on these links you will be leaving BABTAC.com and will be diverted to a partner website.)


Navy Professional is dedicated to setting NEW standards within the beauty industry.​
Ruuby is an on-demand beauty bookings platform, offering beauty professionals the ability to partner, and grow their own freelance businesses by delivering treatments to clients in the home. From Murad facials, to Aromatherapy Associates massages, and everything in between, Ruuby has been granted the mantle of the leading digital beauty concierge service in London.

Launched in 2015 and founded by Venetia Archer, Ruuby now counts over 800 expert beautyprofessionals as part of its team. As part of the Ruuby's Academy, the company offers upskilling opportunities, workshops and training programmes to freelance beauty therapists, hair stylists, makeup artists and wellness experts.

In 2019, Ruuby launched its Black Label membership offering - the ultimate in personalised, luxury beauty and wellness for individuals and corporate partners, both in the UK and internationally. 

Find out more at ruuby.com  (by clicking on this link you will be leaving BABTAC.com and will be diverted to another website.)


Launched in 2008 High Definition, formally known as HD Brows, became the authority in creating perfect arches for men and women across the UK.

Since then, they’ve become more than just eyebrow experts. Their celebrated make up collection, which launched in 2014, has become one of the most sought after salon ranges within the UK beauty sector.  The pioneering beauty brand is committed to delivering luxury, world class treatments, award winning make-up and not just offering training courses, but careers in beauty too.

Contact High Definition: 0844 801 68 10 or info@highdefinitionbeauty.com or visit their website HERE (by clicking on this link you will be leaving BABTAC.com and will be diverted to another website.)


Consult with Confidence

Is the UK's first online treatment consultation portal allowing Therapists and Stylists the ability to carry out all the treatment consultations from hundreds of pre-built forms built exclusively for Beauty Salons,Therapists, Hair salons and Stylists to manage all of their client consultation and patch tests. It allows staff to provide clients with better care and guidance and helps to protect their business along with retaining clients and keeping their treatment knowledge up to date.

Consult with Confidence not only eliminates paper and filing responsibilities from the salon but it guides and advises staff through the consultation process, helps to protect salons and staff from potential legal claims and costs along with aiding businesses to meet their data compliance requirements.

To find out more about Consult with Confidence and their bespoke offers for BABTAC Members, visit the Consult with Confidence website HERE (by clicking on this link you will be leaving BABTAC.com and will be diverted to another website.)


Located at The Grove in Hertfordshire, Sequoia spa allows you retreat from the world to enjoy a tranquil and blissful spa experience.

With its black mosaic-tiled pool, heat experience rooms and a wide selection of treatments, our award-winning spa is like no other. Change into luxury robes, leave your stresses behind and sink into a world of relaxation and recuperation. Relax, unwind and revitalise your body with a treatment tailored just for you by one of our highly trained specialists.

Luxury skincare products from Natura Bissé, ESPA and OSKIA are carefully selected to maximise healthy glow and leave you feeling refreshed. Choose from soothing body and facial rituals or indulge in a detoxifying body wrap. Tire yourself out in the 22m indoor swimming pool or hop in the vitality pool for a luxury soak, then enjoy one of the heat experience rooms. For those who want to burn calories, the fitness studio is equipped with Technogym machines, while the exercise studio offers a range of classes from yoga to cardio. Finally, head to the Juice Bar for a healthy smoothie or a Bento box lunch to revitalise.

Sequoia also offers a membership which allows you to develop your health and fitness goals with the help of our trained professionals.

For more information,take a look at their website HERE


Balens are delighted to continue our long association with the BABTAC and CIBTAC Awards, this year sponsoring Employer of the Year.

Established in 1950, Balens are an ethical 4th generation family Insurance Brokerage with over 70 staff, providing insurance services for over 80,000 clients.  We have pioneered specialist wordings for Health and Well-Being Professionals and have been working with BABTAC for many years to offer our specialist policies to BABTAC Members which include some of the widest wording and lowest premiums available in the UK today.     

We pride ourselves on the variety of Insurance Services we can offer, providing a wide range of cover for individuals and businesses including; Health Products, Spas, Salons and Gyms, Therapy/Treatment Room cover, Household Insurance (including seeing clients from home), Schools, Clinics & many more.  

Please see our website, www.balens.co.uk, for further information including articles and lecture recordings from our CPD Training events.