Beauty and hair associations announce merger

The Hairdressing & Beauty Suppliers Association (HSBA) has announced its merger with the Beauty Companies Association (BCA).
Speaking of the news, Stephen MacDonough, President of the HBSA, says: “I am very pleased that the merger with the BCA has been agreed. The merger of our two associations will help to strengthen our voice in the industry, to offer continued support to our members, provide professional advice and greater networking opportunities to our new joint membership base.”

Lisa Gerrard, Chair of the BCA, adds: "We are both delighted and excited to be joining forces with the HBSA. This merger will undoubtedly strengthen the new association's representation across the beauty and haircare industries, enabling our members to have a more robust voice on relevant industry matters, as well as the opportunity to enjoy enhanced membership benefits."

Established in 1926, the HBSA is the UK's trade association for suppliers to the professional hair and beauty industries.

Over the coming weeks, the organisation will continue to inform and update its new joint membership on industry matters; employment law, health and safety legislation; member benefit opportunities and future planned events.

Following the official lifting of lockdown restrictions, the association will also be supporting members with information and advice on how businesses can establish safe distancing protocols in their premises, as well as best practice information on the correct equipment salons should use to create a safe environment for both staff and customers.