Habia Endorsed


Habia is recognised by government as the Standards Setting Body for the hair and beauty industries and plays an essential role in maintaining and improving professionalism within them. Part of the Skills Active group the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure and Wellbeing allows the hair and beauty industry more opportunities and access to a wealth of experience and resources for the sector.

Through its drive to raise standards that are held in high regard and respected worldwide, Habia provide a solid benchmark for education and industry and a voice to Government. Habia works closely with education and the industry providing up to date information on education, qualifications and skills and as a not for profit organisation Habia invests all surplus revenue back into funding projects that will benefit the hair and beauty Industries.

Habia’s responsibilities and duties are many and varied; developing the Standards that form the basis of all UK recognised hair and beauty qualifications, the creation of Codes of Practice and Industry Guidelines, the creation of and supported by government Register of Professional Beauty Therapists, advanced skills training and CPD opportunities to educators as well as additional skills and business related support to those working in industry. Habia have recently created standards for the new Beauty Counter Qualifications for those that work in retail beauty.

What is the Professional Register?

The Register of Beauty Professionals is a voluntary, independent register that recognise the qualifications of beauty professionals supported by the government (Its launch was co-funded by UKCES – UK Commission for Employment and Skills).

The registers form a database of individuals who have trained and are qualified to conduct a professional role within the beauty and spa industry.


The registers were launched following a call from business owners and employers to raise standards and professionalism in the industry. The industry is unregulated and anyone can operate without any training and qualifications therefore the registers highlight unqualified workers operating in salons and spas.


  • Show your commitment to raising standards and quality across the industry
  • Evidence your continuing professional development (CPD) with a personal online account
  • Enhance your employability with evidence that you have met industry training standards
  • Stand out from the untrained work force operating in the industry