Monday 16th October saw the first think tank committee meeting for State registered Hairdressers
The aim of it was to develop ideas around raising the profile of the council, and engage with hairdressers to get them involved in registering.
What is The Hairdressing Council you might ask ! The Hairdressing Council was set up in 1964 by an Act of Parliament. This meant that hairdressers can apply to become State Registered in the same way as doctors, dentists or nurses can. The only difference is that it is completely voluntary to belong to the UK Register of qualified hairdressers.
The Hairdressing Council believes in the professionalism and passion of hairdressing and its campaign is to raise standards, making the industry self regulated. Ideally every hairdresser should be state registered which would eliminate those cowboys who practise hairdressing with no qualifications or experience whatsoever.
And there is the problem it’s voluntary. Some of the biggest names in the industry are registered and the end goal is that it will become law that all hairdressers are registered, and renew their memberships every year. There are many benefits to being involved, not only are you a recognised professional, you can also get discounted liability insurance, which we all need these days. In fact the discount saved on the insurance actually pays for your membership!
So what came out of the meeting – lots of energy fresh ideas and a new enthusiasm to push the boat out. Over the next few months we expect to be raising the profile online and at trade events , look out for #getregistered on twitter and many more exciting things.
What you can do to help is get registered, and if you are make sure it’s on you website and all social platforms, ensur that clients in your area know what it means. I know my passion is balayage , but there is room for more than one – #getregisterd is another!
Jacks tip – just do it!
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