The Barber Council
WHAT IS THE BARBER COUNCIL?
The Barber Council was established in 2014. It is part of The Hair Council which is the statutory body established by The Hairdressing Act (1964) and tasked by Government to maintain a register of hairdressers and barbers in the UK.
Currently registration by hairdressers and barbers is voluntary meaning that, in reality, the industry is completely unregulated. This lack of regulatory protection allows anyone to set themselves up as a hairdresser or barber even if they have no qualifications, experience or training. The public is rarely aware of this.
The Barber Council shares the same vision as its parent organisation: the introduction of mandatory state registration of all hairdressers and barbers. The Council believes passionately that achieving this goal will strengthen the profession and increase its appeal to young people entering the industry.
The Barber Council is primarily made up of senior barbers and educators.
WHY BECOME A STATE REGISTERED BARBER?
- Earn RESPECT from your peers in the trade that you have made the effort to register and are proud to have the initials SRB after your name.
- Offer REASSURANCE to your clients and future clients that you have the qualifications, experience and skills to deliver male grooming services which will make them look good and feel good.
- Gain public RECOGNITION that you are a professional trades person and not a rogue trader. Registration indicates that you are a bona fide barber with the necessary insurance cover in place to protect your clientele.
BARBER COUNCIL COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Gary Machin – Chair
Adam Sloan – Owner – MHFed
Damian Owen – Owner – London Town Barbers, Devon
Daniel Moore – Owner – Barber Blades
Erik Lander – Barber and Educator
Martyn Wady – International Business Manager – Denman International
Andy Cooper – Barber Shop Owner
Tom Robinson – Barber Shop Owner
Chris Foster – Barber and Educator
MK – Barber and Educator
Alison Brightwell – Award winning Barber Trainer/Educationalist
AM I ELIGIBLE TO BECOME A STATE REGISTERED BARBER?
Find out more about how you can be recognised as a fully-qualified professional hairdresser or barber today – here.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The current annual cost for standard registration is £70.00 per year. This is just £1.34 per week.
The Hair and Barber Council is a not-for-profit organisation. The Council is funded solely by the registration fees it receives and through corporate sponsorship.
The Hair & Barber Council – The Voice of British Hairdressing and Barbering