On Thursday 7th May, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing (APPG-BAW) held a virtual panel session on the impact of COVID-19 on the industry .
During this panel session, MPs heard from industry representatives about the short and longer term impacts COVID-19 will have on the industry, whether the existing Government business support measures have been effective and what further support the industry will need as lockdown restrictions are eased to thrive post-crisis.
The APPG heard from:
Caroline Larissey – Director of Quality and Standards at National Hair and Beauty Federation
Ian Egerton – National Hair and Beauty Federation President and London-based hair and beauty salon owner
Helena Grzesk – General Manager at the UK Spa Association
Lisa Gerrard – Managing Director of Gerrard International and Chair of the Beauty Companies Association
Lesley Blair – Chair of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology
Kerry Stuart – Owner of an Ilminster-based hair, beauty and aesthetics practice
Jo Jones – Founder of Beauty Beat, beauty brand and PR expert