Umbrella professional bodies
- Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)
The Federation of Holistic Therapists FHT has the largest membership of any multi-disciplinary therapy organisation in the UK with over 21,000 members.
- The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC)
The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) is the leading trade association for beauty therapists and ensures that members work to a strict code of conduct, and are trained, qualified and insured.
- The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists
The Beauty Guild was launched back in 1994 and is now the UKs biggest professional trade body. All members work to a strict code of ethics.
- Treatments You Can Trust (TYCT)
Treatments You Can Trust (TYCT) is an online register of regulated cosmetic injectable providers that is backed by the Department of Health and run by the Independent Healthcare Advisory Service (IHAS).
- The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)
The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) is based at The Royal College of Surgeons, and its primary aim has always been, and remains to this day to be ensuring high standards of practice within the aesthetic/cosmetic surgery industry.
- British Institute and Association of Electrolysis (BIAE)
The BIAE is the main professional body for electrolysis in the UK. The organisation is not-for-profit and was founded from the amalgamation of the two specialist electrolysis bodies, the Institute of Electrolysis and the British Association of Electrolysists Ltd.
- General Dental Council (GDC)
The General Dental Council (GDC) is the organisation responsible for the regulation of all dental professionals in the UK, and by law, all dentists, dental nurses, dental technicians, clinical dental technicians, dental hygienists, dental therapists and orthodontic therapists must be registered with the council in order to practice.
Other useful resources
Beauty Resource does not list professionals who offer cosmetic surgery. However, if you are looking for information about procedures you may find the following organisations helpful.
- British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
The British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) aims to advance education in all aspects of Plastic Surgery and promotes innovation in teaching, learning and research to increase understanding of the profession.
- British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM)
The British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) was established to advance safe and ethical aesthetic medicine for the benefit of both medical practitioners and members of the public.
- British Council
A useful fact-sheet featuring information about beauty therapy learning and qualifications.
- Department of Health (DOH)
Provides some useful information on cosmetic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic treatments.
- Guide to Cosmetic Surgery
Contains articles on cosmetic and plastic surgery aimed at improving public knowledge of cosmetic surgery treatments, their benefits and the potential risks.
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