Habia is the government appointed sector skills body and industry authority for hair, beauty, nails, spa therapy, barbering and African type hair.
We are part of the SkillsActive Group, licensed by the UK Government as the Sector Skills Council for active sport, leisure and wellbeing, including the Sport, Fitness, Outdoor activities, Playwork, Caravan, Hair and Beauty sectors.
Habia's role is to create the standards that form the basis of all qualifications in hair and beauty including NVQs, SVQs, Apprenticeships, and Foundation degrees, as well as industry codes of practice.
A central point of contact for information, Habia provides guidance on careers, business development, legislation, salon safety and equal opportunities and is responsible to government on industry issues such as training and skills.
Habia raises the profile of its industries through the press and media and is the first port of call for news organisations and broadcasters on news items and background information.
Habia also delivers solutions direct to:
Salons - to help them understand complex legislation such as health & safety and employment law, improve client retention and raise business performance
Employees - to gain the skills that employers need to stay up to date with client demand and the latest techniques, equipment and products, as well as where to go to access learning and suitable qualifications
Educators - to deliver qualifications with training support manuals and to create successful teaching programmes including induction and initial assessment
Learners - by offering books and teaching guides directly related to their studies and by providing advice on career paths and qualifications.
Habia is a not for profit organisation.
For more information, please visit www.habia.org.