Professional Beauty Organisations

Associated Beauty Therapists

Associated Beauty Therapists (ABT) offer a membership and insurance solution for salon and mobile therapists, nail technicians, complementary therapists and nail technicians. A dedicated local-call telephone number offers industry advice, and full therapist membership includes a year’s free subscription to Guild News magazine.



For over 25 years, BABTAC has been widely recognised as one of the most influential bodies within the industry. BABTAC is a non-profit making and democratic association. Full membership includes £3million Professional Indemnity Legal Liabililty Insurance plus lots more benefits.



CIBTAC is an International Examination Board responsible for the education and training of Beauty and Holistic Therapists worldwide. It has built up its reputation over 25 years and is renowned for its high levels of training and strict quality control. There are now over 150 schools in 18 countries accredited to offer the prestigious CIBTAC Awards.


The Federation of Holistic Therapists

The Federation of Holistic Therapists is the largest association in the UK, representing over 20,000 professional therapists. Founded in 1962 the FHT is a non-profit making organisation who, by setting industry standards, ensure best practice for Therapists and their clients. No other UK association has influenced the acceptance of Complementary Therapies in the UK more than the FHT. The FHT welcomes applications from therapists in the UK and overseas.


The Freelance Hair and Beauty Federation

The Freelance Hair and Beauty Federation is a non profit making organisation that exists to promote the Interests of freelance Hair stylists and Beauty Therapists within the industry and to provide benefits and services for its members, including low cost public liability insurance, Total Business Solutions, training opportunities and much more. The F.H.B.F. is the industry's only official representative body for the Freelance Operator and works closely with leading manufacturers, training providers and other trade organisations for the benefit of its members.


The Sunbed Association

The Sunbed Association (TSA) is the indoor tanning industry’s trade association which has the primary aim of promoting consistent good practice in the use of sunbeds through their Code of Practice.

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