Code of Conduct

NHBF Members are expected to comply with our professional code of conduct. Members should: 

  • Always place the welfare of clients above any other consideration.
  • Not bring the hairdressing, barbering or beauty industries or the NHBF into disrepute.
  • Aim to uphold professional standards and follow the good practice guidelines set out in the code of conduct.

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The good practice guidelines cover: 

  • Insurance requirements.
  • Qualifications, training and licences.
  • Health & safety.
  • Salon/barbershop standards.
  • Client consultations.
  • Allergy alert testing.
  • Age restrictions.
  • Advertising, promotion and pricing.
  • Pay and tips.
  • Complaints.
  • Professional pride.

Read the full code of conduct for salon owners.

Read the full code of conduct for the self-employed.