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.)




Aromatherapy Associates is a British world-leading luxury wellbeing brand. 

For over 35 years, the brand has created moments of positive wellbeing for skin, body and mind through the transformative powers of essential oil blends, products and treatments.

Each essential oil blend and product effectively targets your wellbeing needs on a physical and emotional level, be that stress, energy, a restful nights’ sleep, or focus. Hand-crafted in our London laboratory using the finest, most potent, ethically sourced ingredients. You can find Aromatherapy Associates award-winning products globally in the world’s leading retail establishments as well as in the finest spas, with a full wellbeing menu of facials, massages and body treatments.

Aromatherapy Associates is committed to prioritising people, planet and community through initiatives that deliver on this promise. At Aromatherapy Associates, it’s not just about being the best in the world but the best for the world. The aim is to leave a stronger legacy for the brand, for people’s wellbeing, the impact we have on the planet and the people we serve. Proud to be natural, vegan, cruelty free and B Corp certified, Aromatherapy Associates is the ultimate British wellbeing icon.

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 HoslisticTherapist of the Year.

Established in 1950, Balens are a 4th generation family run 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.

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, 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.

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.)

International Institute for Active Ageing (iiaa)

At the iiaa we are creating the future of skin care. We are innovators, creators and distributors of pioneering skin health brands that deliver transformative skin health benefits for your clients, and unparalleled business success for your salon. We supply thousands of skincare professionals across the UK and Ireland with: Advanced Nutrition Programme™ skin supplements, award-winning cosmeceutical Environ® Skin Care, et al. our new make-up brand that does more for your clients' skin and Eventis technology to support and enhance the journey to 100% skin health. We advocate these brands because of their sound, scientific basis and the simple fact that they achieve incredible, proven results. 

For more inforamtion please visit https://iiaa.co.uk/

Katherine Daniels, created by Kirsti Shuba & Donna Tait. Skincare experts with over 70 years of Professional Industry experience

Our philosophy is Skin First, Symptoms second.  

Healthy well-functioning skin will respond best to treatment. When you treat the cause of your skin problem first (skin first). You can then treat the symptoms most effectively (symptoms second).   

Katherine Daniels professional treatments will stimulate skin function for greatest strength and hydration. Then we can correct, repair and nurture the skin. This is backed up with our collection of salon strength homecare products. 

Our collections are a combination of hands on and medical grade technology.  Your clients never give up luxurious treatment protocol in exchange for results. We offer both luxury and efficiency.  

We offer professional treatments coupled with an uncomplicated 4-step homecare prescription. 

We are a truly independently owned and operated brand – a family brand. 

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

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

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 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 nearly 90 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 and make world-class beauty affordable and accessible for all.

In June 2021 we launched our CIBTAC-endorsed beauty advisor training programme, Skin School. Created in partnership with The University of Manchester and approved by the British Skin Foundation, Skin School is now a multi-award-winning education offer that includes 8 core learning modules including Skin Physiology and Skin through the Menopause. Advisors are recognised for their successful completion, becoming the only CIBTAC endorsed Skin Experts on the High Street. In 2023, our second CIBTAC endorsed programme launched; Artistry Academy. Another industry-leading education programme designed to build cosmetic and artistry capability through digital and face-to-face learning.

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


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