Beauty, aesthetics and wellbeing 

Fighting for… Better standards, safety and quality assurance of beauty aesthetics


  • A level playing field, academic progression and access to accredited qualifications and standards for practitioners.
  • The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 to be updated so it covers all beauty treatments now available to clients.
  • Mandatory licensing of beauty salons and aesthetics clinics offering specified non-surgical aesthetics treatments to ensure there are minimum standards regarding the suitability of premises, hygiene and infection control.
  • Recognition of the robust qualifications and training available within the beauty and aesthetics industry and for them to be a requirement for both licensing and salon insurance.
  • Legislation to raise the minimum age for injectable treatments to protect the youngest and most vulnerable, along with other measures.
  • An adequately funded government campaign to raise public awareness of good practice.

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