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 this truly inspiring and glamorous event once more.


About Dermalogica: professional-grade skin care since 1986

Dermalogica is a clinical skin care brand used by skin care professionals around the world. In 1983, founder Jane Wurwand identified a gap in professional skin care training and created the International Dermal Institute to set skin therapists up for success. Wurwand launched Dermalogica in 1986, following a desire to provide skin therapists with best-in-class skin care products and education. Bucking industry trends in favour of efficacious formulas, a minimalist look and commitment to skin health, not beauty. Dermalogica has grown to be the leading professional skin care brand, used by more than 100,000 skin therapists in more than 100 countries.

Today, education continues to be at the root of the company, providing skills-based training in advanced technologies and services for a global community of skin therapists who have one common goal: to ensure healthy skin for all. Our Professional Skin Therapists create highly customised regimens and services for every individual client because we know that no two skin conditions are the same.

Dermalogica products are made in the USA with its global operations based in Los Angeles. To learn about Dermalogica, visit dermalogica.co.uk 



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.com 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.)




Andrew Hansford is a powerhouse in aesthetics education, having founded ACHaesthetics he now has a dedicated training academy at Tower Bridge.
He has been teaching aesthetics-based courses for over 25 years throughout the UK, Europe and Asia. 

His passion for aesthetics education shows through his unique approach to teaching, drawing upon experience from the industry while uniting theory and practice. With many success stories of participants under his wings, Andrew Hansford stands as a leader and mentor in the aesthetics industry. Andrew is passionate about helping beauty professionals develop their skills so they can provide amazing services to their clients. 

His academy offers a range of workshops, seminars, and mentoring programs that enable practitioners to develop their knowledge and hone their technique. 
With Andrew’s commitment to excellence in aesthetics education, this academy has become the go-to destination for aspiring aesthetic professionals who want to reach their fullest potential.

He is also a published author of a global best selling book

For more information please visit www.achaesthetics.co.uk

Armonia Training Academy, has been providing formal sector based education for over 21 years. Specialising in apprenticeships, it is government approved to provide industry specific education, in beauty therapy, wellbeing, holistic therapies and leisure industries.

Armonia Training Academy meets the needs of both employers wishing to create and populate their talent pipeline and learners wishing to gain industry recognised and regulated pathways for employment whilst in employment. It is an organisation that supports the vision of its partner employers to create the next generation of world class skilled thinking therapists, delivered by a team of highly skilled professionals in therapy and education.

Diane Hey is the founding Director and CEO and has over 34 years sector experience. She holds multiple accreditations including, ITEC, CIBTAC & CIDESCO therapy qualifications as well as teaching, quality, safeguarding, mental health first aid and verification certificates. Her experience includes both commercial and educational environments and she ensures that the training provided meets the industry needs of the employer, apprentice and programme delivery mode/type, creating a bespoke curriculum plan built in partnership with each employer. Diane is passionate about pathways to employment and implementing the standards to ensure the workforce are equipped with the correct knowledge, skills and behaviours for an outstanding career and shared employer vision.

For more information please visit www.armonia.co.uk

The experts in wellbeing, Aromatherapy Associates believe in the transformative powers of aromatherapy to create moments of positive wellbeing.

For 37 years, Aromatherapy Associates has talked the language of wellness like no-one else; skilfully hand blending essential oils to create a range of body and skincare with incredible therapeutic effects on the mind, body and soul. Founded in 1985, by Geraldine Howard and Sue Beechey, Aromatherapy Associates have always believed that a quality aromatherapy experience holds the key to a better overall wellbeing.

Artisan hand blended Aromatherapy oils are created by our in-house experts who use only the finest grade ingredients to develop powerful blends to address your specific concerns. By using the world’s most powerful ingredients we know that in every drop of an Aromatherapy Associates blend there’s wellness.

Aromatherapy Associates will help you find a balance in your life and take you on a sensory journey that will enhance your wellbeing. You could say that we wrote the book on wellness Now, we want to share our wellness wisdom and help you write yours.

In 2020 Aromatherapy Associates joined the family of B Corps. This was an important moment in our company's history and confirms our pledge to put people and the planet on the same footing as profit. 

For more information please visit our website www.aromatherapyassociates.com 

Aston & Fincher are no ordinary beauty wholesaler!

From a single trade counter in 1959 to now 31 stores nationwide, and a huge online store, we stock over 20,000 of the leading professional beauty and hair products. Our best-sellers are available at great value multi-buy prices and all can be delivered to your door.

Our best-selling beauty brand is our own brand, HARA Professional. HARA wax, gel polish and lash & brow tints have been trusted in the hands of therapists for nearly 50 years. HARA represents affordable luxury, exceptional quality, value and performance. It’s a brand you can trust.

Our store teams are experienced in the industry and can work with you to choose the best beauty lines for your business. All freelance beauty therapists, beauty salons, salon chains and spas are welcome!
“Every member of the Aston & Fincher team that I’ve had the pleasure to meet have been super helpful and extremely friendly. The store manager I work with always goes the extra mile to help with our needs. Prices are competitive and deliveries are always prompt and delivered with a friendly smile!"

To shop online with Aston & Fincher, visit astonandfincher.co.uk and take advantage of our free delivery on orders over £45, click + collect at a store of your choice or to place an order over the phone, please contact our dedicated Business Services team on 0345 201 0825.
We are proud of the quality of our ranges, the value they offer, and the training we provide to allow you to get the very best from them.

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.

Consult with Confidence is a dedicated online treatment consultation portal allowing Practitioners, Therapists and Stylists the ability to carry out all their treatment consultations from hundreds of pre-built forms including aftercare advice and pre-visit forms.

Built exclusively for Spa’s, Beauty Salons, Mobile Therapists, Hair salons and Stylists to manage all of their client consultation and patch tests online. 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 business but it guides and advises staff through the consultation process, helps to protect businesses 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, visit the Consult with Confidence website.

Established in 1995, Crystal Clear Skincare was quickly recognised as one of the world’s leading providers of hi-tech clinical technology and skincare products. From the world-renowned Crystal-Clear Microdermabrasion to their latest technology SKINSTORM.

The SKINSTORM Treatment is a world’s first in treatment layering. In 6 unique element steps SKINSTORM delivers everything the skin needs to intensively rejuvenate, repair, super cleanse, resurface and smooth, renew and actively attack congestion.  The patented dissolvable oxygen infusion containing drone technology, is driven into the skin to offer a true inside out treatment, creating a mattress effect to plump and firm, while the dissolvable oxygenating infusion and active ingredients travel to where they are needed.

Their success has been built upon their commitment to the research and development of new products and technologies, with a passion for innovating and providing exceptional treatments that deliver outstanding results, there’s no doubt that Crystal Clear is a truly innovative global brand.

FOr more information please visit www.crystalclear.co.uk

Your Skin in Expert Hands

Over 50 years of excellence in professional skincare. Established in 1964, Germaine de Capuccini is responsible for some of the most important breakthroughs in skincare technology and remains, to this day, one of the world’s most important skincare brands, holding true to its original values of professionalism, quality, innovation, and integrity. Many of our products are designed to treat not just a specific skin concern but also a specific skin type ensuring you get the right results from your skincare. Selecting from a vast range of face and body treatments we bespoke your treatment menu and retail offering to suit the specific needs of your business. 

Results Matter

We design, develop and manufacture our own products based on proven results. Our market-leading laboratories have developed some of the world’s most highly acclaimed formulations and we are always pushing the boundaries of skincare technology.

An Unforgettable Experience

We ensure that every one of our treatments includes relaxing protocols beautiful rituals and unexpected touches to provide a deep sense of relaxation and luxury. We believe it’s important that clients receive an unrivalled experience to match the visible results.

It is the combination of our forward-thinking, scientific approach and unparalleled luxury that make our treatments stand out above the rest.

Our natural ingredients are ethically sourced, with a move to becoming carbon neutral. Certified as the first professional skincare company committed to compensating and reducing CO2 emissions. Nothing is ever tested on animals.

Discover more: https://germaine-de-capuccini.co.uk/babtac

HydraFacial is for everyone. It’s suitable for all skin types and addresses all skincare needs.  The HydraFacial delivers immediate, noticeable results, with no downtime. 

HydraFacial is your connection to millions of believers that know that beauty is more than a physical attribute – it’s a feeling. Our customers’ want to give their clients the best experience possible.  

The HydraFacial Company helps them deliver it.

Say hello to GLOW and find your nearest provider at: www.hydrafacial.co.uk/find-a-provider 

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 Ireland.  

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.)

No7 Beauty Company is a dynamic consumer-led beauty business launched in April 2021.

Part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, our portfolio boasts six iconic international beauty brands dedicated to creating the best in beauty for everyone. 

From our big three brands - No7, Liz Earle Beauty and Soap & Glory - to our energetic supporting cast, Botanics, Sleek MakeUP and Aromatherapy Associates, our brands offer the perfect beauty solution for consumers whatever their age, ethnicity, skin type or budget.

Beauty has been at the heart of our story for over 85 years, since the launch of No7 in 1935. Inspired by our deep understanding of customers, we have used our expertise to develop sustainable ranges with global appeal. We listen to our consumers and use both our incredible expertise in science and our beauty heritage to develop products that work, wow and respect our world, making world-class beauty affordable and accessible for all.

As part of our commitment to science and accessible beauty, in June 2021 we launched our CIBTAC-endorsed beauty advisor training programme, Skin School, developed by our Global Beauty Academy in partnership with the University of Manchester.

The year-long training programme is designed to equip all 1,600 No7 and Liz Earle beauty advisors with science based, personalised advice for all customers, regardless of age, ethnicity and differing skin concerns. Training modules include the needs of different skin tones, menopausal skin and how to support the beauty needs of those living with cancer, in partnership with Macmillan. 

For more information please visit our website at https://www.no7company.com/ or email us on GlobalBeautyAcademy@boots.co.uk

Nouveau HD Beauty Group’s house of professional beauty brands have been revolutionising the salon professional beauty world for over 30 years. Founded and led by true pioneers, they are the inventors of the LVL Lash Lift, HD Brows treatment and are transforming the world of permanent makeup. Their three market-leading brands, Nouveau Lashes, HD Brows, and K.B Pro, are the cornerstones of their company, which provide first-class training and beauty supplies to aspiring beauty professionals and industry experts alike around the globe.

Now they’re about to do it again, with the launch of their new online platform, Nouveau Beauty: The house of professional beauty.

nouveaubeauty.com is a one-stop shop, exclusively for beauty professionals and beauty students, where they can shop, learn and connect. This new platform will not only house all products and training courses from the original Nouveau brand line up in one place for the first time, but it will also provide a space for other brands to promote and sell their products and training side-by-side with their established, market leading brands.

Training has always and will always be at the core of what the Nouveau brands do, so nouveaubeauty.com will also host NouAcademy, their official interactive online learning platform, where all their beauty students will start their training journeys. Plus, nouveaubeauty.com won’t just be a place to train and shop but through their shared industry insights and new social channels dedicated to the beauty community, provide a space where new and experienced beauty professionals can connect and support one another with tips and advice from their own experiences.

For more information please visit our website at www.nouveaubeauty.com

Phorest is an all-in-one salon software solution designed specifically for the professional hair, beauty, and aesthetics industry.

Phorest touches every point of the salon experience, offering seamless online salon booking, hassle-free reporting, custom branded booking apps, a sleek POS, the industry’s most innovative marketing features, integrated payment processing, and more. The system empowers professionals to manage, market, and grow their businesses, not just through innovation in technology but also through mentoring, education, and unrivalled support.

Founded nearly 20 years ago, Phorest was born on the salon floor and bred to help businesses the professional hair and beauty industry thrive.

Skin Philosophy Training prides itself on imbuing students with an in-depth knowledge of the science of the skin and creating a high standard in the next generation of therapists – whilst creating a welcoming and supportive environment to learn in.

Skin Philosophy Training is dedicated to providing high quality, product-neutral education including the latest and most advanced skin treatment techniques. This has spread nationwide and consists of training centres across UK & Ireland, delivering the highest levels of qualification in education of skin available. Graduates praise the small group sizes and the thorough training that gives them confidence to launch into the world of aesthetics.

Skin Philosophy Training was founded by Annalouise Kenny in 2011. The industry of aesthetics was expanding rapidly and there were, at the time, no schools focused on educating therapist in advanced treatments like laser, peels and needling. 

Annalouise by the age of 25,had been working in the industry 7 years, worked around the world and had already set up 3 successful clinics, concentrating on just advanced skin & laser treatments. During this set up all staff were provided with supplier training, 3 hours in length, to then treat clients with laser and peels. Annalouise regularly trained her staff and recognised that there was not enough training provided independently. Leaving her career in 2011, she set up the first ever school focused only on training therapists in advanced laser & skin treatments.

For more information please visit www.skinphilosophy.training or contact us on 02088 763999 or info@skinphilosophy.training

Founded by Skincare Expert and Qualified Aesthetician Caroline Hirons, Skin Rocks is the destination for skincare knowledge that's vast, guidance that's clear and products that work. Built on transparency, honesty and education, Skin Rocks bring you expert-led content, targeted routines and efficacious products; everything you need to help you achieve your best skin.  
Described by one user as "the Google of skincare", the Skin Rocks App is here to revolutionise the way you discover and learn about skincare. Home to a growing library of products, the Skin Rocks App will tell you which products you do - and most importantly, don't - need, identify 'It's A Match' products based on your profile and explain how and when to use them in your routine. It also features 'The Column', an encyclopaedia of educational articles, easy-to-digest guides, ingredient glossaries and top tips, all written by qualified experts. 
The Skin Rocks product range is the culmination of Caroline's 25 years in the industry. The line focuses on creating the best products without constraints. Working with the world's best chemists and formulators with no budget or target price to meet, Skin Rocks products are entirely inclusive and suitable for all skin tones and types, with every claim backed up by clinical data.

For more information visit www.skinrocks.com

Susan Routledge is a Multi Award Winning Salon Owner, International Business Consultant, trusted Industry Advisor and BABTAC Board member. Beauty Therapy and the Beauty Industry has been Susan’s lifelong career progression and is recognised in the Top UK Industry Influencers for her passion and dedication. 

She has an online business turnaround programme called ‘Salon Success Freedom’ and is the creator of the Exclusive Beauty Directors Club, an ever-growing global membership and close community for salon, clinic, and spa business owners with business resources and multi expert advice and guidance. Susan is the founder of her trademarked STABLE business formula, plus the Author of ‘The Little Book of Client Retention’ and Best Seller Co-Author of 'Beauty & The Best 1 & 2' and ‘Your Best Life’

Join the waiting list for Susan’s Salon Success Freedom and take your beauty business to new heights! Experience the benefits of Susan’s exclusive STABLE ™ framework, used in her award-winning clinic, and see how it can turn your business into a profit-making machine. Past students have achieved amazing results – don’t miss out on this opportunity to elevate your business to the next level.
Find out more at susanroutledge.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!
Visit http://www.gettimely.com or email: sales@gettimely.com