As part of the APPG’s campaign to encourage MPs to support the beauty sector, APPG Co-Chair Judith Cummins visited an NHBF salon, Salon 57 & Jayne Taylor Aesthetics, in her constituency, Bradford South.
Co-Chair Judith met with salon staff and discussed a range of issues, from skills and apprenticeships to the COVID-19 recovery. She said:
“It was fantastic to meet local salon owners Helen and Jayne and hear from the team about the challenges facing this key sector in Bradford as they work to return to a more recognisable business environment.
“The hair & beauty sector has been heavily affected by the pandemic. A number of issues raised today will inform the work of the APPG on Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing in Parliament. Particularly on the difficulties of recruiting apprenticeships and delivering the full range of training they need throughout Covid.
“These businesses are at the heart of our local communities. They provide important services that support wellbeing, local jobs and contribute greatly to the Bradford economy. This sector must not be left at the bottom of the priorities list.
“The contribution the industry makes to the economy, the opportunities it provides to young people, women and local entrepreneurs are vital in keeping the Great British high street alive.”