This membership requires that you join the HABIC National Register by:
- self-declaring your ability to practice as a professional.
- signing up to the HABIC Code of Conduct and Ethics.
It is vitally important that you take the time to read the following details and understand the value and the role of the National Register.
The National Register is a listing of organisations and professionals working within the Irish Hair and Beauty industry.
HABIC is a non-profit, independent organisation that facilitates and maintains a self-declared, voluntary register of Hair and Beauty organisations and industry professionals.
As the Hair and Beauty Industry has grown and developed, there has been vast evolution in occupational professions and the broad range of different treatments and services provided to consumers.
It has become increasingly difficult for the industry and public to identify organisations and professionals who operate and work to or above the baseline expected industry standards.
Unfortunately, at present, there is a rising black market and growing reports of unsafe and unprofessional services being delivered by a small minority of practitioners. It is essential that the public can easily identify organisations and individuals who have invested in their organisation’s and personal development, and those who have opted to articulate and self-declare their professional status by signing up to a Code of Conduct and Ethics.
This Register provides clarity on organisations and professionals who have invested time to self-declare their qualifications, experience, ethics and professional acumen and willingness to operate within the parameters of the HABIC Code of Conduct and Ethics.
By joining the Register, organisations and professionals are committing and self-declaring to the public, that they operate in a professional manner.
The Register is open to individuals and organisations in various careers within the Hair and Beauty industry. To register, the individual or organisation must quality one of the following;
- have at least one year relevant post-qualification industry experience.
- have received a solid baseline qualification from a recognised certification body.
- have served a structured hairdressing apprenticeship.
Along with the above, each member must self-declare to abide by the Code of Conduct and Ethics.
If you do not meet the above criteria, you are welcome to keep up to date with information by signing up to our e-Membership package which is free of charge.
To enhance public awareness, and to enable the general public to have the opportunity of choosing a hair or beauty organisation or professional who has articulated and self-declared their professionalism, and abides by the HABIC Code of Conduct and Ethics.
Your inclusion on this National Register will:
- voice your self-declared professionalism.
- allow you to standout from your competitors.
- automatically list you on the public facing HABIC National Register as a professional organisation or individual.
- provide you with professional recognition through the use of the logo, branding and supporting marketing materials and tools, allowing you to clearly note your status as a self-declared professional.
- give you a Certificate of Inclusion for the period of one year.
- give you access to all the other HABIC benefits and supports available to fully self-declared members.
The HABIC National Register lists organisations and individuals who have self-declared and signed up to the HABIC Code of Conduct and Ethics listed below.
The HABIC Code of Conduct & Ethics require that the member:
- has obtained a professional standard of training accredited by a recognised certification body. (see dropdown list on upcoming membership form for recognised certification bodies).
- has completed a structured industry hairdressing apprenticeship.
- has gained relevant practical and professional industry experience.
- continuously engages in both formal and non-formal Continuous Professional Development in their chosen discipline.
- ensures they act in a professional manner and maintains professional behaviours and business practices in their chosen career.
- always puts the consumer’s safety and protection at the core of all treatments.
- uses products or equipment in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines.
- delivers quality services, and ensures that the safety of all consumers, public, staff, employees, colleagues and oneself is put ahead of personal or financial gain.
- removes any public health risk to ensure that a safe environment and experience is provided to all.
- always acts in an ethical manner ensuring the dignity, honesty, respect and welfare of all consumers, public, employees and colleagues, industry and oneself is retained.
- operates with appropriate, applicable and relevant insurance policies, and ensures that all treatments and services offered are covered by the policy. (organisations and individuals where applicable).
- in the case of organisations, that they act within the legal parameters of the Companies Act.
- declares that any appropriate deductions and taxes due to the Revenue are paid and remain up to date.
- ensures that all employees’ rights are maintained in line with legislation.
- (organisation) ensures that all employees are competent to carry out professional and relevant treatments and services on the public.
- (organisations and professionals) act as industry champions and advocates for the betterment of the collective industry.