About Habia

Habia is the Hair and Beauty Industry Authority for hair, beauty, nails, spa therapy, barbering and African type hair.

Habia role is to develop the standards that form the basis of qualifications including NVQs, SVQs, Codes of Practice and Industry Guidelines.

A central point of contact for information, Habia provides guidance on careers, business development, legislation, salon safety and equal opportunities and is responsible to the UK Government on industry issues such as training and skills.

Habia raises the profile of its industries through the press and media and is the first port of call for news organisations and broadcasters on news and background information.

Habia is part of the SkillsActive Group. SkillsActive is the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being.

SkillsActive is made up of seven sub-sectors of the sports and active leisure industry, sports, fitness, outdoors, play work, caravans and hair and beauty, and works to increase the demand, quality and availability of skills provision across the UK.