BABTAC (The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology)


Established in Gloucester in 1977, BABTAC (The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology), is the premier UK membership association and insurance provider for aesthetic, beauty, hair, and wellbeing therapies. They are a 'not for profit' organisation and our priorities are the welfare of their members, regulation of the industry and promoting public awareness of the importance of choosing an appropriately qualified, verified and insured therapist.

Originally founded by a group of passionate industry professionals who identified a need for a membership organisation created by industry professionals, for industry professionals. We offer unrivalled beauty expertise, a rigorous ethical code and a professional practice standard. Our logo is a sign of confidence; display it with pride and give your clients assurance of your qualifications, insurance cover and commitment to excellence.

BABTAC offers its members a wide range of benefits ranging from 3rd party discounts and offers from our Benefits by BABTAC providers; the BABTAC Good Practice Guide, which is supplied to all of our members, is full of good practice advice to ensure our members are compliant with their insurance requirements; Vitality Magazine, BABTAC's quarterly publication, full of industry relevant news and updates; BABTAC Experts, on hand to offer advice covering a range of beauty therapy treatments along with a helpline for clients seeking best practice advice.

Membership & Insurance

There are two types of membership available with BABTAC: those looking for insurance and those looking for a beneficial membership with a recognised organisation that offers access to discounts, training opportunities, industry advice and exclusive offers.

That way, whether you are a practicing professional or taking a career break, you can keep up to date with developments in the industry.

Individual practitioners who are therapists, hairdressers, holistic practitioners and specialists can enjoy the same level of benefits as salons and spas - simply select the right membership level for you. 

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