30 July 2021

APPG for Hairdressing Barbering and Cosmetology

The APPG for Hairdressing Barbering and Cosmetology (All Party Parliamentary Group) met at the AGM on the 14 June.

This APPG for Hairdressing Barbering and Cosmetology is the ONLY All Party Parliamentary Group representing the hairdressing and barbering sector. It also serves an important role for access to Government in conjunction with the new Personal Care department at BEIS.

Votes went in favour of Christina Rees MP as Chair and with the following MPs made Vice Chairs; John McNally MP, Catherine West MP, Ruth Jones MP, Caroline Nokes MP, Tonia Antoniazzi MP, Sir David Arness MP.

Great news for the sector knowing this APPG in Westminster is fully active with increased political support.

Hair & Barber Council Registrar, Keith Conniford (above), says: “Never before has the industry needed a stronger voice to Government more than now. As we emerge from this pandemic, the continuance of our APPG at Westminster is critical to the future positioning of our industry in the political arena.

“This APPG will focus on the many needs and concerns of our sector. It will also continue to fight for mandatory registration. The Hair & Barber Council are proud to support and sponsor it.”

About the Hair and Barber Council

The Hair and Barber Council’s aim is to raise standards and improve professionalism within the industry. It encourages every hairdresser and barber to join the UK Register of Qualified Hairdressers and Barbers.

Whilst state registration is mandatory for doctors, nurses, dentists and several other professions, it is not so for hairdressers and barbers for whom registration is currently voluntarily.

The Hair and Barber Council has many aims: one of which is to increase significantly the number of hairdressers and barbers who join the UK Register of Qualified Hairdressers and Barbers, whilst also bringing about a parliamentary debate followed by a statutory change to the Current Act of Parliament, so that all practicing hairdressers and barbers will need to be registered in order to work in the UK.

Find out more about The Hair & Barber Council: www.haircouncil.org.uk

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