Who does Individual Membership apply to?

HABIC individual Membership applies to EMPLOYEES within the Hair and Beauty Industry. This includes anyone working in/ employed within a salon, babers, spa, beauty school/ college, cosmetic company, retail, film industry, etc.

Membership of HABIC will offer you information on available courses, up-skilling opportunities, networking events, etc and not least, it will act as a unified voice for your industry. 

Please note, if the business you work within is a Business or Trade Member of HABIC, this does not give you automatic membership. You must become a member in your own right to avail of the many membership benefits of HABIC.

This membership requires that you join the HABIC National Register by;

  1. self-declaring your ability to practice as a professional.
  2. 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.

What is the HABIC National Register?

HABIC is a non-profit, independent organisation that facilitates and maintains a self-declared, voluntary register of Hair and Beauty organisations and industry professionals.

The National Register is a listing of organisations and individual professionals working within the Irish Hair and Beauty industry.

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, 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 the development of their organisation and personnel, 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, also their willingness to operate within the parameters of the HABIC Code of Conduct and Ethics.

By joining the Register, organisations and individual 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 and also those who service the Hair and Beauty industry. In the case of the Individual, to register, you must qualify 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 person applying for Individual Membership must complete a self-declaration to abide by the HABIC 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.

Ultimately, the National Register will enhance public awareness of and drive their desire for higher standards of service and product. The National Register enables the general public (your clients) the opportunity to choose a Hair or Beauty 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 individual.
  • provide you with professional recognition through the use of the HABIC logo, branding and supporting marketing material and tools, allowing you to clearly present your status as a self-declared professional.
  • give you an annual Certificate of Inclusion for the period of one year.
  • give you access to all the other HABIC resources and benefits available to fully self-declared Individual 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 requires that the member:

  • has obtained either, some or all of the following:
    • a professional standard of training accredited by a recognised certification body. (see dropdown list on upcoming Membership Form for a list of 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 (CPD) 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 consumers safety and protection at the core of all treatments.
  • uses products and/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.
  • 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 employees’ rights are maintained in line with legislation.
  • ensures that all employees are competent to carry out professional and relevant treatments and services on the public.
  • acts as an industry champion and advocate for the betterment of the collective industry.

HABIC Individual Membership

Individual Membership offers you many supports and unique benefits. It also automatically includes you on the National Register once you have self-declared that you meet the required criteria, and agree to abide by the Code of Conduct and Ethics as outlined above.

All information received is taken in good faith, and it is expected that it is given in a transparent, honest and ethical manner by the industry professional.

Please read the HABIC Code of Conduct and Ethics in the section above before completing and signing up for HABIC Individual Membership.

The basis for obtaining the following information is to establish your eligibility to gain access to the National Register and in turn enabling HABIC to represent you in a factual manner while delivering supports and services that you require, and to allow us to openly communicate with you as a member of HABIC.

I verify that as a member of HABIC, I will abide by the HABIC Code of Conduct and Ethics.