Our purpose

The purpose of Coiffure EU is to promote the interests of member organisations in the field of employers in its capacity as a confederation of national employers' organisations.

The leading theme is ‘business development instead of marginalisation’. If Coiffure EU wants to bring the hairdressing sector to a further stage, craftsmanship and entrepreneurship should be improved.

Information exchange between the members is at the very heart of Coiffure EU.

Coiffure EU shall make best efforts to achieve this objective by:

  • Providing a forum for discussion of affairs which are important for the hairdressing sector in the member countries.
  • Representing sector interests on behalf of the members at the level of the European Union in general.
  • Pursuing economic and labour relations activities for member organisations, on behalf and with the agreement of the member organisations.
  • All other activities that are direct or indirect conducive to the organisation's purpose.

Coiffure EU was founded on 21 May 2005 in Frankfurt, Germany. The association acts as a successor of the CIC-Europe registered in Paris, France and founded on 11 May 1998 at Louvain, Belgium.

Structure of Coiffure EU

Coiffure EU has a structure with a General Assembly (all members), a Board of Directors and secretariats with different responsibilities:

  • Education and vocational affairs
  • Social affairs
  • Craftsmanship and sme’s
  • Economic and fiscal affairs
  • Public relations
  • Sustainability and environment

The executive secretariat of Coiffure EU is located in Belgium. The Board of Directors consists of a president, vice president, treasurer and members in the north, east, middle and south of Europe.

Download here the Articles of Association and the Strategy note.

Board of Directors

President

UBK/UCB
Vijfwindgatenstraat 21F
9000 Ghent
Belgium
T +32 92 23 71 24
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Board member

Treasurer

CoiffureSuisse
PO Box 641
3014 Bern
Switzerland
T +41 31 33 27 942
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Board member

Board member area North

The Norwegian Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Association
PO Box 7017 - Majorstua
0306 Oslo
Norway
T +47 23 08 79 60
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Board member

Board member area Middle & interest area East

Bundesinnung der Friseure
Wiedner Hauptstrasse 63
1045 Wien
Austria
T +43 15 01 05 32 49
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Board member

Boardmember area middle

National Hairdressers’ Federation
One Abbey Court Fraser Road, Priory Business Park
MK443WH Bedford
United Kingdom
T +44 84 53 45 65 00
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Board member

Board member area South

Camera Italiana dell'Acconciatura
Via Accademia 33
20131 Milano
Italy
T +39 02 28 17 73 43
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Board member

Secretariat

Secretary General

UBK/UCB
Vijfwindgatenstraat 21F
9000 Gent
Belgium
T +32 9 223 71 24
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Board member

Public Relations

CoiffureSuisse
PO Box 641
3014 Bern
Switzerland
T +41 31 33 27 942
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Board member

Educational & vocational affairs

Bundesinnung der Friseure
Wiedner Hauptstrasse 63
1045 Wien
Austria
T +43 15 01 05 32 49
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Board member

Educational and vocational affairs (supporting)

Association of Hairdressers and Beauty Specialists
Ariogalos g. 40-3
48337 Kaunas
Lithuania
T +370 687 29 463
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Board member

Economic Affairs

Frisörföretagarna
PO box 626
10132 Stockholm
Sweden
T +46 88 70 430
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Board member

Economic Affairs (supporting)

Academy Avignon of Craft and SME in Europe
Rue Jacques de Lalaing 4
1040 Brussels
Belgium
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Board member

Social Affairs incl. Health and Safety

Union Nationale des Entreprises de Coiffure
36, Rue du Sentier
75082 Paris
France
T +33 14 26 15 324
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Board member

Social Affairs incl. Health and Safety (supporting)

Direction Institutions de la Coiffure
104-110, Boulevard Haussman
75379 Paris
France
T +33 1 76 60 91 45
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Board member

Members

Today 20 European countries have already joined Coiffure EU.

We make a distinction between active members and associate members. Active members are the most representative national employers' organisations of hairdressers based in countries that are members or candidate members for the European Union and/or the EFTA. Only the active members are members as defined by law. Associate members are national employers' organisations of hairdressers based in European countries who prefer a less active status.

Membership

The membership fee is since 2016 based the number of inhabitants and the Gross National Product.

Gross National Product - GNP
> 50,000 fee of € 3,100
10 – 50,000 fee of € 2,100
< 10,000 fee of € 1,100
Number of inhabitants
> 50 million fee of € 4,500
10 – 50 million fee of € 2,500
< 10 million fee of € 1,500
Overall fee of € 1,500:
< 2,5 million inhabitants a low GNP

For more information contact the secretariat by phone +32 9 223 71 24 or by email info@coiffure.eu