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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.

Is Your Employer Paying you the Correct National Minimum Wage?

Last updated February 20, 2020

In July 2018, the government stopped ‘naming and shaming’ businesses who failed to pay their employees the correct national minimum wage. However, from April 2020, this declaration will start again and the names of the offending businesses will be published more frequently than before. The publication process will be restricted to those business who owe Read More

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Behind the Electric Salon Brand with Mark Woolley

Last updated December 13, 2019

HJ speaks to award-winning hairdresser Mark Woolley, founder of Electric Hairdressing London, about growing a salon and professional brand business and the importance of being true to your beliefs. What was the inspiration behind your Electric product range? I met a really great chemist and spoke to him about what I felt certain products couldn’t Read More

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The Debate: Should you Name your Salon After Yourself?

Last updated February 11, 2020

Just like naming your child, naming your salon is a huge decision and something you’ll be stuck with for the long-run. Having a eponymous salon can have pros and cons so we spoke to two salon owners for them to weigh in. Should you name your salon after yourself? Yes, says Jamie Stevens “Don’t confuse Read More

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L’Oréal Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Brand New Campaign

Last updated February 11, 2020

L’Oréal’s #HairTheLove 2020 campaign celebrates all hairdressers. The concept behind this powerful video is a Love Letter written by a client to a hairdresser, highlighting how they play an integral role in every client’s life-defining moments, from weddings and health challenges to career changes. The video and campaign seeks to inspire the next generation of Read More

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Personal Development is Vital for Your Apprentices

Last updated January 31, 2020

Training an apprentice is not just about teaching them the skills and techniques that will make them great technical hairdressers, it’s about personal development, helping to shape them as people so that they are ready to work in a professional environment. This is something Ken Picton of Ken Picton Salon in Cardiff feels passionately about. Read More

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This is How to Get the Best out of Your Apprentices

Last updated January 31, 2020

Apprenticeships are not only extremely beneficial for the apprentices themselves but for the salon businesses that recruited them. A good apprentice adds to the salon and is a valuable help on busy days, aiding the team while also building on their learning and broadening their own skill set. Here, Leigh Kerr director of Rainbow Room Read More

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How to Make the Balayage Technique Work for you in 2020

Last updated January 23, 2020

Despite the latest trends such as the 50/50 colour trend and silver hair being coveted because of social media, the balayage boom is going nowhere fast so we asked Sally Brooks to share her tips for making a healthy profit from the low maintenance colour technique.   What business challenges do salons with a large Read More

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The Government Announces Paid Bereavement Leave for Parents

Last updated January 27, 2020

The Government has announced that parents in the UK who lose a child, will be entitled to two weeks’ worth of paid bereavement leave from April 2020. The new law applies to parents who have lost a child under the age of 18, or who have experienced a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy. They Read More

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