HBSA and BCA announce merger


By Sarah Todd

05 June 2020

The Hairdressing & Beauty Suppliers Association (HBSA) has merged with the Beauty Companies Association (BCA), and provided details of how it will support spas and salons throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

President of the HBSA Stephen MacDonough said: “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 member base.”

Stephen MacDonough, president of HBSA
Lisa Gerrard, managing director, Gerrard International

Lisa Gerrard, chair of the BCA, detailed how the merged association will support spa businesses.

“We will now look to increase our membership base within the professional beauty sector and we have set up a sub-committee to specifically address the issues relevant to beauty suppliers,” said Gerrard.

“We are representing the industry – alongside the UK Spa Association, the National Hair and Beauty Federation and the British Beauty Council – within an All Parliamentary Political Group run by Carolyn Harris MP and Judith Cummins MP.

“The focus is to ensure all aspects of reopening post-lockdown are covered in the UK government guidelines, giving spas, salons and mobile therapists the confidence to work safely.”

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