Running a hair salon business is full of challenges. This extensive business resource for salon owners and managers offers expert advice and guides to help.

Do You Need a TV Licence for Your Business?

Posted on March 13, 2017

With hair and beauty salons and barbershops commonly featuring television screens to entertain clients while they’re in the chair, the NHF has issued a warning to businesses to make sure they’re correctly licensed. Salons need a TV Licence if they provide a TV or tablet for customers or staff to watch live TV programmes or Read More

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NHF Gives The Budget a Cautious Welcome

Posted on March 8, 2017

The NHF has welcomed chancellor Philip Hammond’s announcement in the Budget of extra support for businesses affected by next month’s business rates revaluation. The chancellor pledged to help small businesses facing the loss of Small Business Rate Relief because of the revaluation of the tax on business properties. Under a package of transitional relief, Mr Read More

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Monitoring Staff Performance in a Salon Business

Posted on March 7, 2017

Monitoring staff performance and rewarding it are vital to the success of a salon business, says Lisa Welsher, manager of Sarai Hair and Beauty in Crowthorne, Surrey. Here’s how she does it: “I discuss staff performance in an in-depth weekly meeting with of salon director, Sarah Morrissey. I follow this up with a one-to-one meeting Read More

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Forming Effective Professional Relationships

Posted on February 24, 2017

Two Minute Salon Manager Antony Whitaker asks: ‘What is it that sets the most successful salon owners, stylists and assistants apart?’ The answer is forming effective professional relationships. The Two Minute Salon Manager is presented by Antony Whitaker, hairdresser, industry consultant, author, presenter and coach.  Discover more inspirational business advice at

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Being Consistent with Your Salon Business

Posted on February 16, 2017

Never forget that clients have a choice, with a vast array of salons competing on every high street or mall, says Two Minute Salon Manager Antony Whitaker. So how do you make sure they choose you – not once but consistently? Watch the video to find out. The Two Minute Salon Manager is presented by Read More

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Why Staff Appraisals are Good for Business

Posted on February 10, 2017

Appraisals force the manager to focus on what’s important, says Nergish Wadia-Austin, CEO of Phab Standard. Managers can, and do get busy. The easiest place to slip up is to let go of the follow-ups! Most managers can and do fall into this pit occasionally, inadvertently taking their eye off the revenue generation ball. Appraising Read More

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Rush Secures £16 Million Investment for Expansion

Posted on January 25, 2017

Leading salon brand Rush has secured investment from mid-market private equity firm LDC to support a national rollout programme which could see it double its salon numbers within four years. Rush reported having a record year in 2016 with the opening of 11 new salons, taking the total of UK units to 85. LDC, part Read More

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Don’t Fall Foul of Business Rate Changes

Posted on January 23, 2017

Hair and beauty salons and barber shops are being urged to go online and check out what their new business rates bill will be from April, as an National Hairdressers’ Federation survey has found that many salon business owners haven’t yet done so. A “revaluation” of business rates took place last year.  Because business rates Read More

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