Beauty & hair supplier associations merge

Hairdressing & Beauty Suppliers Association (HBSA) The Hairdressing & Beauty Suppliers Association (HBSA) has merged with the Beauty Companies Association (BCA). 

Established in 1926, the HBSA is the UK's trade association for suppliers to the professional hair and beauty industries. Launched more recently, the Beauty Companies Association aims to bring members together, leveraging purchasing power and influencing organisations to develop the beauty industry positively.

Over the coming weeks, the HBSA will continue to inform and update new joint membership on industry matters, employment law, health and safety legislation, member benefit opportunities and future planned events.

Commenting on the merger with the BCA, HBSA President, Stephen MacDonough, says:

“I am very pleased that the merger with the BCA has been agreed. The merger of our two Associations will help to strengthen our voice in the industry, to offer continued support to our members, provide professional advice and greater networking opportunities to our new joint membership base."

Lisa Gerrard, Chair of the BCA, adds:

"We are both delighted and excited to be joining forces with the HBSA. This merger will undoubtedly strengthen the new association's representation across the beauty and haircare industries, enabling our members to have a more robust voice on relevant industry matters, as well as the opportunity to enjoy enhanced membership benefits."