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Habia extends skills survey deadline

Posted: Wednesday 26 October 2011

Habia has extended the deadline of its skills survey until 16 January 2012.

The extension will allow Habia to gain more responses from across the four nations, in particular Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as boosting feedback from the African Caribbean hair and spa industries.

One of the most detailed and authoritative skills survey of the hair, beauty, nails and spa industries to be undertaken in over five years, the survey - launched in June - will provide a picture of the sector as it is now in terms of skills gaps, training and business performance, and will help Habia plan future initiatives that support future growth and raise standards.

It is being supported by a number of associations, including BABTAC, Federation of Holistic Therapies (FHT), British Barbering Association (BBA), National Hairdressers Federation (NHF), Association of Employers and Learning Providers (AELP) and Association of Colleges (AoC).

Top prizes are up for grab for those taking part from some of the biggest names in the industry including Avlon, BABTAC, Dermalogica, Graftons, Goldwell, Scratch Magazine, Sweet Squared, Softsheen Carson, The Carlton Institute and Vidal Sassoon.

The survey is part of Habia's Big Conversation, which aims to give learning providers the opportunity to speak directly to Habia, the government recognised Sector Skills Body and industry authority for hair and beauty, on issues ranging from funding and qualifications to skills needs and reform - at a time when the sector is facing unprecedented challenges and changes.

To take part in the survey, go to