The Association supports the professional hair and beauty market. We advocate and promote responsible manufacturing, sourcing, distribution, usage and disposal of professional hairdressing and beauty products.
We aim to provide members with regular news and information on issues that directly impact on manufacturers and distributors as well as their customers. We are active in working with other Associations to lobby politicians on campaigns to support the industry. We invite specialists to inform members on EU regulation, Brexit and customs compliance and important changes in employment law.
The new UK-EU agreement is based on 4 layers of understanding. It does not match the level of cooperation that existed when the UK was part of the EU, but it goes well beyond traditional free trade agreements. It consists of:
1. An unprecedented free trade agreement
2. Cooperation on economic, social, environmental and fisheries issues
3. A close partnership for citizens’ security
4. An overarching governance framework
The Publications Office of the EU has produced a handy synopsis of the main points of the new agreement which can be read if you click here.
Further information and guidance from the UK Government can be found here.
The HBSA runs a number of different events throughout the year. These occasions offer great opportunities to spend time with industry colleagues and friends. HBSA events:
The Annual General Meeting weekend away is a great opportunity to spend a couple of nights away at a conference hotel. The itinerary gives a chance for the formalities of the AGM which is followed by a specialist business speaker who aims to inform, educate and motivate the guests. There are two dinners and this is interspersed with a group outing and plenty of time to network.
The Summer Party is an opportunity for members and their wider teams to enjoy a drink, meal and entertainment in an informal environment. The networking opportunities are always a highlight of this special evening.
Events are held at both Professional Beauty in London and at Salon International. In 2021 we are offering a drinks reception and a dinner party at each event.
Information led webinars are also scheduled on important topics. At present, these are aimed at helping members to be compliant with some of the trading challenges due to the UK leaving the EU.
HBSA Summer Party