Maria Mason (Vice President)

FHT Governing Council - Maria MasonIFHB – International Federation of Health and Beauty Therapists

Maria Mason is qualified in a wide range of holistic therapies, together with advanced skin care beauty therapies and spa rituals. She is the salon owner of Beauty Time Bristol and has an unwavering passion, enthusiasm and dedication to the holistic beauty industry, with an expertise that spans no less than 25 years.

Beauty Time was the first and only salon to win the coveted title Professional Beauty UK Salon of the Year for three consecutive years, taking it into the history books of the beauty industry. The team has more than 40 awards and accolades to date, including two FHT Excellence Awards - one for customer care and one for leadership.

Maria is a national judge of 10 years to the professional beauty industry. She is regularly called upon to work on TV and radio, and writes for tabloid and trade magazines as a beauty expert.  In addition, she worked as a trailblazer for the Government Apprenticeships and appeared in an information video about the Professional Standards Authority’s Accredited Register programme, on behalf of the FHT and its members. Maria is also a regular conference speaker, championing both the beauty industry and the FHT.

Charity work is very dear to Maria's heart and each year she raises money for a charity chosen by one of her clients. To date, Maria and her staff have raised more than £10,000 through activities such as wing walking and sky diving.

Through her business, Maria sponsors the education of three children in Gambia. She also forms part of a tutor group for a high court judge working in underprivileged schools, to motivate young people to work towards educational goals.

Maria knows what it takes to run a successful salon and her vision is, and has always been, to inspire the industry to work to the highest professional standards.