Our founder of In Vogue Beauty Salon, Tara McConnell was one of the original group members of HABIC and is on the Executive Council. The Executive Council is made up of 35 leading industry professionals who are dedicated and passionate about the development of the industry. The Executive Council is a voluntary working group, that subdivides into pillar committees to work the 5 Key Pillars of HABIC.
HABIC - Hair and Beauty Industry Confederation Ireland
The Hair and Beauty industry in the UK is worth a staggering £27.2billion. In line with a sizeable contribution to GDP, the industry here in Ireland is estimated to be worth an impressive €2 billion. This is similar to the Irish Motor industry that contributed €1 billion from car sales to the Exchequer in the first half of 2019.
The Hair and Beauty industry is not only a substantial contributor to the Exchequer - it is also one of the fastest growing sectors in the country. However, hair and beauty in Ireland remains completely unregulated and unsupported.
Among the challenges it faces is a skills shortage now at “crisis” proportions, and a parallel black market which industry figures say is posing a serious threat to even the most high-profile businesses.
Launched on Tuesday last, October 15th in Dublin, the Hair & Beauty Industry Confederation (HABIC) is a new organisation that is committed to representing, supporting, promoting and uniting the sector. The launch took place at The Crypt, Christ Church Catherdral, in front of 140 industry professionals, experts, and ardent supporters of hair and beauty in Ireland.
HABIC, a non-profit body driven by industry experts and skilled practitioners, is determined to highlight the contribution the sector is making to the economy, while striving to address the problems posed by lack of recognition and support at official level.
Salons can register here: https://habic.ie/membership/
As Featured in The Irish Times:
A new industry group for the hair and beauty industry is establishing a national register for a sector which employs almost 30,000 people.
This week saw the launch of HABIC, the Hair and Beauty Industry Confederation Ireland, a not-for-profit organisation committed to representing, supporting, promoting and uniting Ireland's beauty and hair sectors.