BABTAC announce the return of its Awards Gala Dinner & Celebration

Following the success of the Inspiring Beauty Awards which championed those who showed incredible positivity and vision through the pandemic crisis, the British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC) are delighted to announce that its annual Awards Gala Dinner & Celebration will be returning on the 8th May 2022 after having to be postponed twice.

An evening to celebrate industry excellence, determination and strength, the event is set to take place at an incredible new venue, the Fairmont Windsor Park Hotel, a new jewel in the Fairmont Hotel Group opening this November.

Entries are now open until 30th November 2021* and to further encourage entry across the industry this year, BABTAC has streamlined its application process.

The award categories for entries are:

  • Advanced Aesthetician of the Year
  • BABTAC SCA Centre of the Year
  • Beauty Therapist of the Year
  • Brow Specialist of the Year
  • CIBTAC Centre of the Year
  • CIBTAC Tutor of the Year
  • CIBTAC Student of the Year
  • CIBTAC Endorsed Centre of the Year
  • Digital Marketing of the Year
  • Employer of the Year of the Year
  • Facialist of the Year
  • Holistic/Massage Therapist of the Year
  • Individual Salon of the Year
  • Large Salon of the Year
  • Lash Specialist of the Year
  • Make-Up Artist of the Year
  • Mobile Therapist of the Year
  • Nail Technician of the Year
  • Small Salon of the Year
  • Spa of the Year
  • Waxing Therapist of the Year


‘There has never been a better time for businesses and individuals in the beauty industry to proudly promote their accomplishments and gain positive exposure – something many of our previous winners will attest to. The gala dinner also promises to be our most memorable and poignant celebration to date – as we honour the excellence and resilience of our amazing sector’


Quote from our Headline sponsors – Dermalogica & WaxXXX

‘Recognizing the very best in industry is not only feel-good, it also showcases the exceptional standards we all aspire to. We are immensely proud to support the Babtac and Cibtac Awards to celebrate outstanding individual, team and business achievement.’

Candice Gardner Education Manager Dermalogica UKI

‘WaxXXX is immensely proud to be partnering with BABTAC & CIBTAC Beauty Awards for the second year running. We can’t wait to be able to show our support and celebrate the very best in the beauty industry’

Hazel Menon, Founder of WaxXXX Academy

Winners Testimonials

‘Winning this Award translates to real business benefits by attracting new clients, media attention and broader industry recognition and collaboration on projects’ previous Innovator and Advanced Aesthetician winner – Martine Jarman

‘Pursuing your passions takes perseverance and heart, but its always worth challenging and pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone, that’s how we grow and develop.’ multiple award winner Diana Jenner

‘Winning an awards from such a prestigious , long standing organisation was particularly special for me as it gave me the opportunity to really celebrate my career’ Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Leighton Denny

Entries to the awards are now open and more details can be accessed here:  

*Applications are open to anyone in the industry providing qualification and insurance requirements are met.


BABTAC is a not-for-profit company and one of the UK’s leading membership organisations and insurance providers set up to raise the level of professionalism in the aesthetics, beauty, hair and wellbeing industries. The business campaigns tirelessly for the introduction of a suitable form of regulation while currently self-regulating its own members. All with the objective of protecting the public, as well as giving reputable professionals the recognition they deserve. Living by their moto ‘Qualified, Verified, Insured’.