The UK Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have decided to move responsibility for the personal care sector (which includes hairdressing, barbering and beauty) into a separate BEIS sector team moving forward.
So why is this important?
Well it should, in theory, put this sector on a level par with other sectors that BEIS looks after.
Many key UK industry figures including the Hair and Barber Council and the National Hair & Beauty Federation have commented that this can be viewed as a major step forward. It will ensure that there is now a department responsible for working with and engaging with the hair and beauty sector.