The Institute of Electrolysis (founded 1957) and the British Association of Electrolysists Ltd (founded 1956) decided to join together in 2004 in response to a growing need from the public for a trusted voice on permanent hair removal. The newly formed non-profit organisation is now called the British Institute & Association of Electrolysis (BIAE) and is dedicated to improving industry standards of electrolysis.
The BIAE is the only organisation to personally check the standard of members in order to safeguard members of the public from bad electrolysis treatment. These exacting rules and standards are for your protection and you may feel confident of receiving professional and caring treatments whenever you consult a registered member.
The BIAE believes in evidence-based claims rather than marketing hype and we expect our members to behave ethically at all times. We very rarely receive complaints about our members, but be assured any complaint is investigated thoroughly and professionally as we take standards very seriously.
Since membership of the BIAE is not compulsory in the UK you may find many beauty therapists and electrolysists who are not members advertising electrolysis. In some cases they may be performing discredited forms of electrolysis such as those involving electric tweezers or pads rather than needles. Unfortunately this has led some to believe electrolysis is not for them. Electrolysis IS permanent, but only when it is performed correctly. For this reason please make sure you choose a BIAE member.
You can contact us at:
40 Parkfield Road
Uxbridge UB10 8LX
Tel 08445 441373