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Join the Hair & Barber Council's campaign for registration

The British Master Barbers have always supported the get registered campaign to professionalise the Hair and Barbering industry through registration.

The Founders of BMB have personally been registered for many years and see the importance and benefits included with being members of the Barber council.

The Barber council was established in 2014. It is part of The Hair Council which is the statutory body established by The Hairdressing Act (1964) and tasked by Government to maintain a register of hairdressers and barbers in the UK.

Currently registration by hairdressers and barbers is voluntary meaning that, in reality, the industry is unregulated. This lack of regulatory protection allows anyone to set themselves up as a hairdresser or barber even if they have no qualifications, experience or training. The public are not aware of this and it cheapens the public's perception of our industry.


  • Earn RESPECT from your peers in the trade that you have made the effort to register and are proud to have the initials SRB after your name.

  • Offer REASSURANCE to your clients and future clients that you have the qualifications, experience and skills to deliver male grooming services which will make them look good and feel good.

  • Gain public RECOGNITION that you are a professional trades person and not a rogue trader. Registration indicates that you are a bona fide barber with the necessary insurance cover in place to protect your clientele.

The Hair Council is committed to generating the professional reputation that the hair industry deserves


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