National Hairdressing Apprenticeship Occupational Profile Survey

The National Hairdressing Apprenticeship has been running now for three years. During this time many of you will have made use of this excellent resource. Now the NHA are undertaking a review of the programme, and are looking for your … Read More

National Hairdressing Apprenticeship currently enrolling, plus upcoming Employer Engagement Events for interested employers

Looking for a hairdressing apprentice? The National Hairdressing Apprenticeship is currently enrolling for the QQI Level 6 apprenticeship programme in the following centres around the country: LCETB: LCFE Mulgrave Street, Ennis Campus, Raheen Campus Cork ETB: St. Johns, Mallow WWETB: WCFE, Enniscorthy Community College … Read More

Gender-Based Bursary for Apprenticeship Employers Announced

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD launched a new gender-based bursary for apprenticeship employers yesterday, 14th April 2022, as part of the Action Plan for Apprenticeship 2021-2025 and the ongoing drive on gender … Read More

Free Diversity & Inclusion Training

HABIC, in association with Image Skillnet, is offering members the chance to sign up for FREE Diversity and Inclusion Training commencing in May. A fundamental aspect of building inclusive working environments is ensuring that everybody has the knowledge and awareness … Read More

New Workplace Pension Scheme for Ireland

On March 29th, the government announced details of the Final Design principles for the Automatic Enrolment Retirement Savings System for Ireland.  Under the system, employees will have access to a workplace pension savings scheme which is co-funded by their employer … Read More

Ukraine Crisis Appeal

Countless lives in Ukraine are being torn apart by violence. There is massive and widespread displacement, trauma, injuries, and separation from loved ones. All of which is having devastating consequences on its people.  It’s heart aching to see the videos … Read More

The Future of Mask Wearing in your Work Place

The continued use of masks in the personal grooming industry will become voluntary on Monday, 28th of February. The Government has announced that as of the 28th Feb, the legislation that under pins the mandatory wearing of masks in the … Read More

Climate Toolkit for Businesses

The Tánaiste, and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment. Leo Varadkar T.D., and the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan T.D., today launched the Government’s new website to help businesses get started in taking climate action.  Tackling our carbon … Read More

Diversity in Ireland – Have Your Say!

Working together with @imageskillnet and @irishcentrefordiversity HABIC Ireland are undertaking a Survey on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in our sector. There are 3 surveys, one for each of the following:✔️ Employees✔️ Owner/ Managers✔️ Clients The aim of the survey is to gain … Read More

HABIC Tackling Domestic Abuse in Partnership with Women’s Aid

Did you know that one in four women in Ireland are subjected to domestic abuse? This is a shocking statistic, but with your help, we can do something positive and possibly make a life–changing difference for sufferers. Are you interested? … Read More

Government Announces New Law on the Distribution of Tips

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD announced plans yesterday to protect employees’ tips and to provide transparency to customers on tips. With more and more people paying for services electronically, research has shown that … Read More

HABIC Clean & Safe Practice Salon Award 2021

Have your salon’s high hygiene standard recognised with the HABIC Clean & Safe Practice Salon Award! ‘Trust’ and ‘reliability’ have become such important words. We as consumers need to trust that all service providers across all sectors diligently maintain a … Read More

Friday Oct 22nd, Another Milestone in the Winding Road to Recovery

Oct 22nd, is another of those dates that we have been looking forward to, not necessarily with the same anticipation as Dec 25th, but a date that our Government assigned in the growing list of COVID calendar dates. Following days of … Read More

Need to Recruit?

European Online Job Day. Irish Recruitment Day in Spain – 4th November 2021 EURES Ireland in the Department of Social Protection in cooperation with EURES Spain, is organising a European ONLINE Job Day aimed at attracting jobseekers and job changers … Read More

Information Webinar: Domestic Abuse in Ireland

Tackling Domestic Abuse in Ireland – We All Have a Part to Play With the high number of women working within our industry and with the volume of women clients who we meet on a daily basis, HABIC believes that … Read More

Work Placement Experience Programme (WPEP)

Introduced in July of this year, the Work Placement Experience Programme (WPEP) allows employers to host a jobseeker on a work experience placement to help the jobseeker to build new skills and gain valuable work experience. The programme is targeted at … Read More

Business Water Charges to Change from 1st Oct 2021

Following deferral of the original implementation date of 1 May 2020, the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) announced a revised date of 1 October 2021 for the new set of national water and wastewater business charges to come into … Read More

L’Oréal Colour Trophy 65th Year Grand Final 2021

Showcasing Ireland’s most accomplished hairdressing talent and attended by the industry’s most acclaimed hairdressers, the first virtual showcase in 65 years of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy was certainly a night to remember.  Monday 13th September 2021 saw the L’Oréal Colour … Read More

Need to Recruit? Struggling to get Staff?

EURES Ireland may have a solution for you! They are hosting an event “Living and Working in Ireland” on Oct 15th COVID has brought many a challenge to our lives and for the most part we have worked our way … Read More

Light at the end of the Tunnel!

There’s change coming and the sighs of relief can be heard in every corner… We are an optimistic bunch, and we have been looking forward to the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ for some time now. We are … Read More

Hair & Beauty Industry Town Hall Event with Minister for Business, Employment & Retail Damien English – 12th July 2021

We have all been learning to live, work and run businesses in a world with COVID-19. Since the arrival of this global pandemic, our Government has announced and set in motion a number of supports and resources, some in the … Read More

WAX the VAT

#BeautyToo – It’s time to reduce the VAT Rate in the Irish Beauty Sector from 13.5% to 9% You are reading this, which means that like HABIC you believe that the VAT rate applicable to beauty services must be addressed … Read More

Government supports for COVID-19 impacted businesses

Since the arrival of COVID-19 and the subsequent restrictions that came into place, the Government have announced and set in motion a number of supports and resources. Some in the form of funding and others in the form of information … Read More

Apprenticeship Incentivisation Scheme

EVENT: National Hairdressing Apprenticeship Employer Information Briefing Topic National Hairdressing Apprenticeship Employer Information Briefing Description The National Hairdressing Apprenticeship Consortium Steering Group invite you to a virtual webinar. Schedule This free event will provide you with all the information you … Read More

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