Welcome to The Hair and Barber Council’s website
Committed to mandatory registration for hairdressers and barbers, The Hair and Barber Councils’ main focus is to lobby the UK Government to achieve this goal.
As the ONLY Statutory Authority for the Hair and Barber Sector, our remit is to represent the industry at the highest level at Westminster.
The UK is one of the only countries in Europe and North America that isn’t regulated at all and as such anyone can currently set himself or herself up as a hairdresser or a barber, and start to practice without any form of training and qualifications, this cannot be right!
Join us to help give the hairdressing and barbering industries the professional recognition they deserve whilst giving our customers the protection and comfort in the knowledge that their hair services are being carried out by properly trained and qualified hairdressers and barbers.
I hope you will enjoy looking around our website and if you would like further information please do not hesitate in contacting us.
CEO/Registrar – The Hair and Barber Council
"Getting registered is one of the most important things you can do this year. The professionalism and standard of our industry will only increase if regulation becomes
compulsory. The reputation of hairdressing is in your hands - get registered and do us all a favour."
Eviction protection extended for businesses most in needBusinesses that have had to remain closed during the pandemic and are unable to pay rent on their commercial property will continue to be protected from eviction, giving them the breathing space they need and helping to protect jobs, the government announced on 16 June 2021.
Applications for the increased incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice are now open.Employers with apprentices who have an employment start date between 1 April 2021 and 30 September 2021 and who also have a practical period (training) start date between 1 April 2021 and 30 November 2021 may be eligible for an incentive payment.
T Levels Employer IncentiveThe Department for Education has announced that employers will be able to claim £1000 for every T Level student they host on a high-quality industry placement, as part of a new incentive scheme
Dawson Penn retires from the Hair and Barber CouncilSince the hugely sad passing of our Chair Bill Shaw MBE earlier in the year, Dawson Penn, a man that has been on the Council for well over 20 years agreed to step in as interim Chair prior to a new Chair being appointed.