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!
AWARDS HEADLINE SPONSORS
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.
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 (
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.
AWARDS CATEGORY SPONSORS
Supplying the professional hair and beauty trade for over 60 years
Our website is open to every professional hairdresser, beauty therapist, barber and nail technician in the UK - if you are a member of a trade body, have business insurance or proof of qualification you can register and shop with us. Freelance hairdressers and beauty therapists, hair and beauty salons, salon chains and spas are all welcome.
We have been a family business for over 60 years and we look forward to you joining the tens of thousands of professionals who trust Aston and Fincher to be their hair and beauty supplier.
For more details please visit www.astonandfincher.co.uk
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.
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.)
The alternative to aesthetic medicine...
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
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.
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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?
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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 (
Timely is A POWERFUL BOOKING AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE SYSTEM supporting the hair and beauty industry worldwide.
We’re here to grow the value of the beauty industry, with you and for you. Join the Timely community of 50,000 supportive & connected beauty professionals and get access to innovative business management software, award-winning customer support, education from the biggest industry names all over the world, and support from your peers.
Timely is designed to suit your business at any size, stage and budget. We love helping you succeed, so come and join the Timely community today!