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Employed or Self-Employed There are pros and cons to both having a boss and being your own boss so before you make the decision of whether to go solo, Vitality Editor, Becci Vallis looks at what you need to consider… BABTAC research found 65% of people working in the hair…
Trailblazer apprenticeships: level 5 Aesthetic Practitioner -Skin rejuvenation standard draft now available for consultation As part of the government’s apprenticeship reforms, the draft level 5 Aesthetic Practitioner Skin Rejuvenation Trailblazer standard is now available for review. To ensure the standards reflect industry practice once they’re finalised, the Beauty…
Is Your Retail Offering Wellness Enough? Wellness is becoming just as lucrative, if not more so, than traditional beauty so if you’ve noticed your clients starting to space out their appointments more, it might be worth investing in some more holistic retail options to keep them coming…

Who are BABTAC?

Premier Beauty Membership Association & Insurance Providers

Established in Gloucester in 1977, the British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC) is the premier UK membership association and insurance provider for aesthetic, beauty, hair, and wellbeing therapies. We are a 'not for profit' organisation and our priorities are the welfare of our members, regulation of the industry and promoting public awareness of the importance of choosing an appropriately qualified, verified and insured therapist.

Originally founded by a group of passionate industry professionals who identified a need for a membership organisation created by industry professionals, for industry professionals. We offer unrivalled beauty expertise, a rigorous ethical code and a professional practice standard. Our logo is a sign of confidence; display it with pride and give your clients assurance of your qualifications, insurance cover and commitment to excellence.

BABTAC offers its members a wide range of benefits ranging from 3rd party discounts and offers from our Benefits by BABTAC providers; the BABTAC Good Practice Guide, which is supplied to all of our members, is full of good practice advice to ensure our members are compliant with their insurance requirements; Vitality Magazine, BABTAC's quarterly publication, full of industry relevant news and updates; BABTAC Experts, on hand to offer advice covering a range of beauty therapy treatments along with a helpline for clients seeking best practice advice.

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