What we do

Established in 1942, the National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) has over 5,000 Members and is the UK’s largest trade body for the hair, beauty and barbering industries.

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The NHBF focuses on helping Members to run successful and profitable hair and beauty businesses by providing advice, specialist support and tailored services to meet the unique challenges of running a salon or barbershop. This includes:

  • Membership team helpline.
  • 24/7 legal helpline.
  • In-depth guides on all aspects of running a business.
  • Fact sheets covering key issues.
  • Discounts on business essentials including insurance.
  • Ready-to-use employment contracts and apprenticeship agreements/deeds.

We also run training days, webinars, and a number of high-profile competitions including the prestigious Business Awards, now established as a key event among salons and barbershops across the UK.