British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology


Ambrose House

Meteor Court

Barnet Way




Tel:  01452 623110
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The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) was established in 1977 to insure and represent qualified therapists, acting as an umbrella organisation for our members. As a not-for-profit company masterminded and governed by an elected Council of industry professionals, we rally for best practice and industry developments on your behalf, supporting and promoting responsible individuals and businesses in our sector.

In addition to looking after our members, we continually strive to educate and protect the general public. We are working with recognisable consumer brands including Tampax, Always, Actimel, BarryM Cosmetics and Wahanda to raise the profile of our members and our ‘trust us to look after you’ campaign was launched to encourage individuals to choose a BABTAC member to guarantee treatment by qualified and insured therapists.

The beauty therapy and spa market continues to grow year on year, as consumers demand innovative, high quality treatments that they cannot do themselves at home. The knock on effect of this demand is the high volume of therapists entering the industry, with no regulatory framework for compliance.

BABTAC was established to provide a framework of best practice in the beauty industry for its members. We are now the longest established and most influential beauty membership organisation in the UK.