28 November 2018

A NEW committee of key people in the beauty industry is going back to basics, developing guidance and support to ensure there is an accessible, regulated progression pathway for Beauty Therapists into Aesthetics.

The Beauty Aesthetic Special Interest Committee (BASIC) is calling for changes and recognition for beauty therapists completing aesthetic treatments.

BASIC was formed following the announcement of the changes to the JCCP practitioner register (Statement on Entry to Part Two of the JCCP Register) for non-clinical practitioners, which has excluded non–medical professionals from entering the register for a period of three years for injectables and fillers only.  Non-clinical practitioners are welcome to join the register in other modalities and at all levels up to level 7.

Following this decision, the JCCP initiated the establishment of BASIC. The objective is to build bridges with the beauty sector and to support the development of pathways of accredited qualifications to demonstrate competence for entry to the register.

The main focus of BASIC is to help increase public safety, help raise standards and support new educational pathways and qualification standards.

We want to achieve three things in order to increase public safety

BASIC Chairwoman and JCCP Trustee Caroline Larissey, said the aim of the group is simple: “We want to achieve three things in order to increase public safety and set the standards for the massive beauty industry with its almost 50,000 hair and beauty salons in the UK.

“Firstly, showing how professional beauty therapists are, and showing the world that our standards are among the best in the world.

 “Then to create world-beating training and accreditation so we train people to be the best they can be.

“And finally working with the JCCP and government to create a workable, easy to understand system of regulation and licencing to prove to the public that they are safe in our hands”.

Centralised information on training, best practice, health & safety and a wide range of other helpful topics is being compiled for learners and educators alike.

Caroline Larissey said: “We are determined to help increase public safety and make sure the profession we are all so very proud of is allowed to raise its game and be recognised for what it is.  Changing the face of British aesthetics for good.”

David Sines Chairman of the JCCP added: “I’m delighted BASIC is making such positive steps to promote the JCCP in the interests of public protection. The JCCP has always been committed to these primary aims that form the foundation of its constitution”.

NOTES FOR EDITORS AND OTHERS

The founders of BASIC include representatives of ……

  • Caroline Larissey - NHF/NBF, JCCP Trustee (chair)
  • Lisa Green - CITA
  • Fleur Blain - Dartford Health and Safety Officer 
  • Gerry Moore - FHT
  • Gill Morris - Sterex
  • Debra Morris - VTCT
  • Jane Goldsbro - Habia
  • Lesley Blair/ Kerry Lawlor – BABTAC/CIBTAC
  • Emma McKay - City and Guilds
  • Pete Richardson - Cosmetic Couture
  • Diane Hey – Armonia
  • Jo Griffiths – Barrasso – Auk