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The Hair & Barber Council and HABIA commit to working together

The Hair and Barber Council and HABIA have had a mutual respect and shared goals for many years, this has now been further strengthened by an affiliation agreement, underlining their joint quest to improve the quality and standards of training and education in the sector. 

Both organisations are dedicated to ensuring the highest level of professional expertise in the sector, and this joint initiative can only serve to promote these ideals. 

Keith Conniford, Registrar of the Hair & Barber Council said: “Having spoken extensively over recent months with Joan Scott of HABIA, it quickly became very clear that the Hair and Barber Council was aligned totally with HABIA in their continual quest to improve the quality of training and education in the sector. As a past private training provider myself of 25 years, the training and education of young people entering our sector has always been a massive priority for me. These young people are the future of our industry and deserve the very best start we can give them. As the Government approved body responsible for setting the standards in the hair, barber, and beauty sector, I totally support and applaud HABIA’s huge ongoing commitment to the raising of standards in our sector”. 

Joan Scott, of HABIA said: “The Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA) and the Hair and Barber Council (HBC) have worked together for many years, with a mutual respect and a shared vison for a regulated sector.  With the proliferation of very short, unregulated courses, our partnership becomes even more important, so together we can champion high standards, professionalism, and mandatory regulation across the hair, barbering and beauty sector”.   

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