Our Friends in Industry

We're proud to have relationships with many industry associations around the world. These groups offer Timely booking software to their members so that they are organised, improve their businesses, and attain a higher level of professionalism and personal excellence.

ABIC  – Aesthetic Beauty Industry Council

ABIC Aesthetic Beauty Industry Council

The Aesthetic Beauty Industry Council (ABIC) has been created for the industry, by the industry, to unite as one powerfully strong voice. Their goal is to represent the Australian Beauty and Aesthetics Industry, to be an expert voice to government, to advocate for benchmark standards, self-regulation, and to support the advancement of our industry at every level.

APAN  – Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network

APAN Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network

Established in 2009, the Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network (APAN) is Australia’s fastest growing member-based professional organisation in the Australian aesthetics industry.

APAN represents and pursues the interests of practitioners in aesthetics, dermal therapies, cosmetic nursing, cosmetic tattooing, beauty therapy plus more!

APAN defines professional standards and support the development of educational qualifications that protect the integrity of the profession and the safety of the consumer.

APAN creates educational events and workshops for connection, networking and continue to enhance and improve professional skills, best practice and foster professionalism, high standards and integrity.

AHC  – The Australian Hairdressing Council

AHC The Australian Hairdressing Council

The AHC is the national voice that connects hairdressing professionals, educators and suppliers, Together we elevate industry standards, reputation and image to create a better future.

The Australian Hairdressing Council sets standards for salons and represents the professional hairdressing industry nationally. Its members are accredited salons, product companies and associated industry members who have united to ensure that operational standard are high; career interest and recruitment improves; and the Federal Government recognises and responds to unique industry issues.

ASDC  – Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians

ASDC Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians

The Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians are a collaborative professional community of practitioners, educators, researchers and industry representatives. All with a common goal to ensure high standards of skin health education and patient safety.

Beauty Guild

Beauty Guild

The Guild of Beauty Therapists is the UK trade body for the professional beauty industry.

The Guild has been providing expert insurance cover for over 25 years and have around 15,000 members in the UK and across the world. Guild membership shows your clients and colleagues you are a true professional.

The Guild offers accredited training courses at over 500 venues in the UK plus selected venues worldwide. Find your ideal training course or apply to become one of our accredited training centres.

BABTAC  – British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology

BABTAC British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology

The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC) is the UK’s leading membership organisation and insurance provider for professionals working in the beauty, holistic and sports therapy industries.

Established in 1977, we are a not-for-profit company, reinvesting back into the organisation for the benefit of our members. Originally founded by a group of passionate industry professional who identified a need for a membership organisation created by industry professionals, for industry professionals.

Four decades on and BABTAC’s objective to raise industry standards and ensure the ongoing wellbeing of the professionals working in it remains as strong as ever. With our unrivalled passion and expertise, a rigorous ethical code and a high professional practice standard, we are proud to represent over 10,000 industry professionals as BABTAC members.

The BABTAC logo is a sign of confidence, displayed with pride by our members to reassure clients and the public that they are appropriately qualified, verified and committed to excellence.

BABTAC is governed by a Council of elected members and appointed honorary officers.

BBA  – British Barbers' Association

BBA British Barbers' Association

The British Barbers Association (BBA) is the leading association for the barbering industry in the UK.

Supporting barbers, male grooming salons and men’s hairdressers across the country, the BBA works with government-appointed organisations and agencies to ensure the development of high-quality training and qualifications. The BBA represents all sectors of the barbering industry and is recognised by the wider sector as the ‘go to; authority for barbers, trainers, learners, manufacturers and other industry stakeholders. We will continually research latest trends, issues and requirements and communicate with our members to ensure that the barbering industry is shaped by barbers, for barbers, and we achieve and maintain the highest standards and levels of professionalism.

BBCo  – British Beauty Council

BBCo British Beauty Council

British Beauty Council (BBCo) represent the voices, opinions and needs of the hair beauty and wellness industries. Become a part of their exciting organisation and support them in their mission to raise the reputation of the beauty industry, enhance education and invest in innovation.

CIBTAC  – Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology

CIBTAC Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology

The Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC) has been producing beauty, complementary & spa therapy graduates of the highest calibre since 1977. We offer a wide range of world-class qualifications, including beauty therapy, spa, complementary and teaching, striving to maintain and develop the highest standards of excellence internationally. Established in 1977, CIBTAC was created from an identified need to provide relevant, high-quality training within the beauty, complementary & spa industry. We were founded, and continue to be run by, passionate industry professionals.

COPRA  – Cosmetics and Perfumery Association

COPRA Cosmetics and Perfumery Association

Founded in 1981, Cosmetics and Perfumery Association (COPRA) is a non-profit membership organization set up to provide a focus for the cosmetics and perfume industry. Having fostered the Beauty Industry community during its transition from traditional bricks & mortar retail, towards a multi-channel, online and offline experience.

We have implemented the following key goals to help the industry embrace and thrive through change:

​To foster relationships between the worlds leading suppliers and retailers
To recognize and reward outstanding products, businesses and people
To champion togetherness, community and generosity within the Cosmetic & Perfume Industry
To support and dedicate all funds to the industry charity, ‘Look Good Feel Better’

FHT  – Federation of Holistic Therapists

FHT Federation of Holistic Therapists

The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) is the UK’s largest professional association for therapists, ensuring high standards in therapy education and practice since 1962. With thousands of members offering a broad range of specialisms – from sports and remedial therapies, to complementary healthcare and holistic beauty treatments – the FHT is the association of choice for professional therapists.

At the FHT, our members’ interests are at the heart of every decision we make and every service we provide. As a not for profit organisation – run by therapists, for therapists – members can be sure that every penny of their fees is spent wisely, to support, advance and protect their interests and career progression as professional therapists.

The FHT is governed by an elected council of members who oversee a permanent team of FHT staff, many of whom are also qualified therapists.

FHA  – Freelance Hairdressers' Association

FHA Freelance Hairdressers' Association

The Freelance Hairdressers Association (FHA) supports professional freelancers in the industry and serves to recognise and elevate their contribution to the sector.

We seek to maintain high standards for freelancers through education, insurance and access to a like-minded, professional and friendly community. We provide our members with ongoing support across our digital platforms, regional groups and in-person training and events.

You may work on your own, but you don’t have to feel alone.

HABIA  – Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority

HABIA Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority

Habia works with employers, educators and government to design and implement training and education programmes for the hairdressing industry.

Habia is recognised by the UK Government as the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the hair, beauty, nails and spa sectors. 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 and hair and beauty sectors.

HABA  – Hair & Beauty Australia Industry Association

HABA Hair & Beauty Australia Industry Association

Thousands of Hair and Beauty Salon Owners across Australia turn to Hair & Beauty Australia Industry Association (HABA) for up to date and individually tailored business advice.

HABA membership is open to all salon owners and franchisees within Australia and now includes home-based and mobile operations. No matter the size of your salon, or the number of salons and staff you have, every salon owner in Australia is welcome to join HABA.

As a HABA member you can be assured that you are correctly informed from the only federally registered Industrial Association with Fair Work Australia, representing the hair and beauty industry.

HABA offers its members:
Personally tailored advice on employment practice and laws
Unlimited phone support Monday – Friday
Current and easy-to-follow wage rates
Contracts, leave and leave loading calculators
Templates and fact sheets
Mediation and representation services
Actively involved in training package reviews
Alliance partner member benefits, closed active online communities and much more.

Hair and Barber Council

Hair and Barber Council

The Hair and Barber Council’s aim is to raise standards and improve professionalism within the hairdressing and barbering industry by encouraging every hairdresser and barber to join the UK Register of Qualified Hairdressers and Barbers. Set up by an Act of Parliament in 1964, the Hair and Barber Council enables hairdressers and barbers to apply to become State Registered.

HABIC  – Hair and Beauty Industry Confederation

HABIC Hair and Beauty Industry Confederation

Hair and Beauty Industry Confederation (HABIC) is a community-led non-profit membership organisation, with Members, Executive and Advisory Councils representing professionals, salons, manufacturers, distributors, schools and students.

Our organisation is made up of highly skilled, passionate and committed individuals and organisations across a wide range of backgrounds, all working together to deliver national industry support. The collective experience, knowledge, wisdom and valuable time provided by all involved is essential as we achieve our goals and deliver real transformation and support for our industry.

HBIA  – Hair & Beauty Industry Association

HBIA Hair & Beauty Industry Association

The HBIA takes pride in being the consultative body for the hairdressing and beauty industry to both the State and Federal Governments and various Training Boards. We also participate in Industrial Relations, Employee Relations and other Government Tribunals. We influence the legislation that influences you. Importantly, we have first-hand industry experience and truly understand the needs of the salon owner.

HBIA takes a pivotal role in dealing with Training Providers, Product Companies, Salon Operators, Government Bodies and the Union. This ensures that the best interests of the industry are kept at the forefront of all negotiations.

HITO  – Hair and Beauty Industry Training Organisation

HITO Hair and Beauty Industry Training Organisation

HITO is the organisation appointed by the New Zealand Government to develop and implement industry qualifications for the hair and beauty sectors.

HITO sets the standards for the following qualifications within the hair and beauty industries. They also manage the apprenticeship programmes for hairdressing and barbering in New Zealand.

The goal of the organisation is to establish and maintain the achievement of high quality and relevant barbering, beauty and hairdressing qualifications as an essential investment for the industry and its clients.

JCCP  – Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners

JCCP Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners

Over the last 10 years there has been a significantly high rise in the number and type of non-surgical aesthetic procedures performed in the UK. Many of these procedures come within the remit of ‘Regulators’ but many do not. Many non-medically and medically trained Practitioners are performing treatments that are considered to put patients at risk without the necessary supervision. There has also been a rise in complaints about treatments provided by medically trained Practitioners.

To regulate and provide a clear route of redress for the public an explicit set of competences was required for each procedure with accompanying clinical and practice-based standards. Many premises are not required to be inspected resulting in wide variations in quality and safety.

These omissions have led to Government led enquiries and the establishment of industry based working parties to address these issues.

From these processes have emerged the new Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) to oversee voluntary regulation and the Cosmetic Standards Practice Authority (CPSA) to set evidence-based practice standards.

MAA  – Massage Association of Australia

MAA Massage Association of Australia

The MAA‘s goal is to become the leading representative body supporting all Massage Therapists from the beginning of their careers. The aims of the MAA are:

  • To be of Service to our members, practitioners, the massage profession and the associated schools.
  • To communicate and build bridges between the massage and other health professions.
  • Educating the general public regarding the numerous benefits from massage.
  • Maintaining a realistic view of massage.
Massage New Zealand

Massage New Zealand

Massage New Zealand is the association of professional massage therapists in New Zealand. The purpose of MNZ is to promote the benefits of massage, provide the public with access to registered massage therapists and to support professional massage therapists throughout New Zealand.

MNZ provides information about the benefits of massage therapy and supports the ongoing development of the massage industry in New Zealand.

NHBF  – National Hair and Beauty Federation

NHBF National Hair and Beauty Federation

The National Hair and Beauty Federation (NHBF) is the UK’s largest trade association for hairdressing, barbering and beauty salon owners. We’ve got over 75 years of experience and as a not-for-profit organisation you can rely on us to help you and your business.

NHF  – National Hairdressers' Federation

NHF National Hairdressers' Federation

The National Hairdressers’ Federation is the largest UK trade association for those in the hairdressing, barbering and beauty salon industry. Their aim is to help members build successful, profitable and sustainable businesses.

The NHF brings together salon owners to network and share ideas, as well as organise a range of competitions, giving you the platform to show off your talents. On the heavier side, they offer assistance with legal issues within the salon environment, with guidance on hand to help with things like tax and VAT, National Minimum Wage and contracts.


NZARBTh  – New Zealand Association of Registered Beauty Therapists

NZARBTh New Zealand Association of Registered Beauty Therapists

The purpose of the New Zealand Association of Registered Beauty Therapists is to work towards the integration of all fields of the Beauty Therapy and related industries, providing support to, and the improvement of, professional beauty care. We strive to continually provide extensive and leading edge knowledge to ensure a consistently high professional and ethical standard thus protecting our public, our clients, and our future.

PBA  – Professional Association For The Beauty Industry

PBA Professional Association For The Beauty Industry

We define ourselves by our Members: stylists, makeup artists, manufacturers, distributors, freelancers, employees, salons, spas, suppliers, beauty schools, and students. And we all share a common passion and goal: to do the work we love—and to be the very best in our business, elevating ourselves, each other, and our industry as we go.

Through PBA, we unite to achieve that goal. We provide Members with valuable resources, support, and connections to help elevate and grow careers and the industry: empowering Members to do their best work, while supporting and advocating for them along the way.

We’re proud to connect you with some of the most passionate talent in the beauty industry to help grow and support your career, brand, and business into something great.

Sustainable Salons

Sustainable Salons

Sustainable Salons set out to fix the salon waste problem when they officially launched Sustainable Salons in 2015. The salon recycling program began in the hairdressing industry and now creates waste solutions for barber shops, beauty salons, dermal clinics and pet-grooming salons. Sustainable Salons has established a network of collectors, recyclers, manufacturers and distributors to make sure up to 95% of materials from salons are diverted from landfill.

  • Our plastics are collected, cleaned and upcycled into new products.
  • All salon metals (including foil) and paper are sold for recycling, and the proceeds are donated to OzHarvest and KiwiHarvest to provide meals for hungry people.
  • Hair is collected from the salon floor and stuffed into stockings to make Hair Booms that can one day help clean up oil spills along our coastlines.
  • All collected ponytails 20cm or longer are distributed to charitable organisations to create wigs for those suffering from cancer or alopecia.
  • Chemicals are collected, pooled and sent to chemical recycling plants where they’re neutralised and turned into recycled water.
  • Select disposable hygiene products used during treatments are pulled apart and the materials are sent for repurposing.


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SSA  – Sustainable Spa Association

SSA Sustainable Spa Association

The Sustainable Spa Association is a global network of leading spas, spa and wellness suppliers and sustainability leaders, dedicated to making positive change within the spa industry; through education, support and accreditation.

We are a member based organisation that assists spa and wellbeing businesses around the world in working towards a structured and sustainable business model incorporating the pillars of sustainability; People, Planet and Profit.

Our members, partners and consumer network share the values that the spa and wellness industry is best positioned to lead environmental, social and economic  change in relation to human health for future generations.

Through a range of campaigns, education and a globally recognised accreditation, the spa and wellbeing sector is now widely recognised for its efforts towards a sustainable business future.

FNP  – The Federation of Nail Professionals

FNP The Federation of Nail Professionals

The Federation of Nail Professionals (The FNP) is a not-for-profit organisation created in 2020 by a collective of industry experts who recognised that the nail industry had no professional body to represent them.

As the only dedicated voice of nail professionals in the United Kingdom, The FNP will formally represent after our members interests and work in collaboration with other industry bodies to this end.

HBSA  – The Hairdressing and Beauty Suppliers Association

HBSA The Hairdressing and Beauty Suppliers Association

If you’re a supplier to the UK hair and beauty industries, membership of The Hairdressing and Beauty Suppliers Association (HBSA) is a must. We’ve provided a voice for the industry since 1926, sharing knowledge and offering support when needed.

We’ll share information and market knowledge within the framework of our anti-competitive policy. You will have great opportunities to socialise and build relationships with industry peers at events throughout the year.

One key benefit of membership is the opportunity to meet other members within the Hair & Beauty Industry at our organised meetings and events. These events are great opportunities for like-minded industry leaders to meet, socialise and relax in an informal environment.

The HBSA aims to inform and update members on a broad range of HR, regulatory and health and safety topics. Working closely with other trade associations, the HBSA has been lobbying politicians throughout the global pandemic to champion the safety of close proximity working alongside keeping both hair and beauty salons open. We also represent members who have contracts with the NHS Supply Chain.

The Wellness Directory

The Wellness Directory

The Wellness Directory is New Zealand’s Natural and Complementary Health directory. From your local NZ Chiropractor, Osteopath, Massage Therapist or Yoga Instructor to practitioners in Homeopathy and Hypnotherapy. They list a diverse range of qualified complementary and registered health practitioners in New Zealand.

UKSA  – UK Spa Association

UKSA UK Spa Association

The UK Spa Association is a not-for-profit, impartial body comprised of members and partners from across the UK spa, salon and wellness sector.

Our uncompromising focus is a world that truly embraces all the benefits of spa including the positive physical and emotional benefits of visiting a spa or salon on a regular basis.

We will achieve this by facilitating partnerships, championing high standards and innovation, providing high quality services and support to our members, campaigning and sharing industry data, research and insights.We aim to assist any organisation within the industry with a role to play in or a benefit to be gained from getting more people using spas or salons on a more regular basis and promoting universal wellness and wellbeing. We will provide a supportive and professional platform for our members and our partners to succeed in achieving their commercial, brand and operational goals.

Our intention is to be the officially recognised trade body and authority for the industry. We have ambitious growth and development plans and by demonstrating the measurable success of our workstreams we aim to significantly increase our membership base.