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BBA launches authoritative code of practice for barbering

VTCT Partners, The British Barbers Association (BBA) has launched a comprehensive code of practice, which is aimed at everyone in the barbering and men’s grooming business, the British Barbers Association Code of Practice: Barbering Services is the most definitive guide for the sector ever published, and covers the key knowledge every business, professional and learner needs to know.

Read the Code of Practice here

Put together with input from some of the barbering industry’s leading figures, the Code covers areas such as hygiene and safe working practice, client consultation, wet shaving, facial massage and chemical barbering services, with authoritative advice throughout on personal protective equipment (PPE), waste disposal, skin conditions and infections, sterilisation of equipment and contra-indications.

Although compliance with the Code will be voluntary, the BBA will be promoting it widely throughout the barbering industry and to key stakeholders such as local authorities, environmental health officers, government agencies and consumer magazines to demonstrate the high standards that already exist.

BBA Director Chris Foster said, ‘The British Barbers Association Code of Practice: Barbering Services is the most comprehensive document on the barbering industry ever put together, and will give everyone – from business owners and barbers to salon managers and new learners – the knowledge and confidence to keep their clients safe and satisfied.

What’s more, the Code will help to demonstrate to the wider public and enforcement agencies the already high standards and exceptional levels of professionalism in the industry. The BBA will be actively promoting the Code to everyone connected to the barbering industry and beyond to ensure that the guidance contained within it is widely understood and that our fellow professionals get the recognition they deserve’.

He added, ‘The development of the Code also demonstrates the position of the BBA today in terms of its influence in the barbering industry, and as the leading authority for barbering and men’s grooming. We aim to be a voice for the industry, and will always work to represent our members’ views and push for higher and higher standards’.

The BBA is is the leading association and membership organisation for the barbering industry in the UK. It works to support barbers, male grooming salons and men’s hairdressers across the country, and liaises with government-appointed organisations and agencies to ensure the development of high-quality training and qualifications that meet the industry’s needs.

The Code will be available for free download from the BBA website with the option to purchase a printed version.

For more information, go to britishbarbers.com

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