The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC) is the UK's leading membership organisation  for professionals working in the beauty, holistic and sports therapy industries.

Established in 1977, we are a not-for-profit company, reinvesting back into the organisation for the benefit of our members. Originally founded by a group of passionate industry professional who identified a need for a membership organisation created by industry professionals, for industry professionals.

Four decades on and BABTAC’s objective to raise industry standards and ensure the ongoing wellbeing of the professionals working in it remains as strong as ever. With our unrivalled passion and expertise, a rigorous ethical code and a high professional practice standard, we are proud to represent over 10,000 industry professionals as BABTAC members. 

The BABTAC logo is a sign of confidence, displayed with pride by our members to reassure clients and the public that they are appropriately qualified, verified and committed to excellence

BABTAC is governed by a Council of elected members and appointed honorary officers.  

Find out more about our current council members here

Click here to read about our history

Membership & Insurance

There are two types of membership available with BABTAC: those looking for insurance and those looking for a beneficial membership with a recognised organisation that offers access to discounts, training opportunities, industry advice and exclusive offers.
That way, whether you are a practicing professional or taking a career break, you can keep up to date with developments in the industry.
Individual practitioners who are therapists, hairdressers, holistic practitioners and specialists can enjoy the same level of benefits as salons and spas - simply select the right membership level for you. 

For more details on the memberships types available click here

Student Insurance & Membership

BABTAC offer a student insurance and membership to cover students through their studies and for case studies. 
Whilst carrying out case studies any treatments that are performed out of college can leave you legally liable for any loss or damage to other people's property, injury, harm or financial loss alleged to have been caused.
The repercussions of this could be serious and can lead to financial and reputational ruin.
Follow the link below to learn more about protecting yourself and your clients throughout your studies.

For more information on our student insurance and membership click here