HABIC Ireland is committed to representing, supporting, developing and uniting all sectors of the Hair and Beauty Industry in Ireland. In order to do so, HABIC has commissioned the following reports and made the following submissions to Government.

The Economic Case for Preserving the 9% VAT Rate for Hairdressing

February 2023

HABIC commissioned leading Irish Economist Jim Power to author a report on “The Economic Case for Preserving the 9% VAT Rate for Hairdressing”.

Investigating the Development and Implementation of an Accredited Continuous Professional Development Framework within the Hair and Beauty Sector

October 2022

New research has been launched that provides the first known investigation concerning upskilling and talent development within the Hair and Beauty sector in Ireland. This research was commissioned and funded by Image Skillnet, a business network of Skillnet Ireland and was conducted by the Management Development Unit (MDU) at the University of Limerick.

HABIC writes to Government outlining Supports needed to ensure future sustainability of the Hair and Beauty Sector

Impact of Covid-19 on Hair and Beauty Sector

21st April 2021

The Hair and Beauty Industry Confederation (HABIC) has written to the Government to highlight the devastating impact of Covid-19 on the sector in Ireland.  It outlines the key supports needed to ensure the future sustainability of the sector where many businesses are challenged to remain as a viable going concern and which are further challenged by a huge increase in black market trading.

Economic Impact Report 2020

September 2020

COVID-19 a ‘massive shock’ to Hair & Beauty sector already losing €500m a year to black market’, warns consultant Jim Power, author of the first ever Economic Impact Report on the Irish Hair & Beauty Sector commissioned by HABIC.