Business guides

Get the latest business news and advice from some of the top mentors in the industry, plus keep up-to-date with the legislation that could affect you salon with our Business Guides

How to Use the Zookeeping Technique to Help Manage your Team

Last updated August 4, 2020

Spirit Hair Co’s Mikaela Martin reveals how you can use the zookeeping technique to manage your team more effectively. Knowing how to communicate with your team and get the best out of them is key to running a successful salon. Mikaela Martin, co-director of the Spirit Hair Co in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, uses the zookeeping Read More

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Why The Wellbeing of Your Salon Staff Should Be Priority

Last updated May 15, 2020

Business consultant Liz McKeon discusses the importance of wellbeing and creating a positive work culture for your salon staff. The World Health Organization has classified burnout as a medical condition. You can help to prevent staff burnout in the salon by being aware of its symptoms. Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness or uneasiness Read More

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Are You and Your Salon Sustainable Enough?

Last updated April 8, 2020

Today, 22 April, marks Earth Day an annual celebration and reminder of the ways we can help and protect the planet. One day of doing this in hairdressing is making your salon more sustainable. The term ‘Sustainability’ is evolving from being a buzz word to an essential way of life. Be inspired by these salons Read More

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How to Stand out From the Crowd as a Salon Business

Last updated April 7, 2020

Every expert in every Industry is saying that to be successful in business you must stand out. Business consultant Nergish Wadia-Austin breaks down how to create a niche for you and your salon business. First your business must stand out visually. This involves doing a ‘walk through the business’ and making sure the exterior really Read More

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Legal and Business Advice for Freelance Hairdressers

Last updated October 15, 2019

Are you thinking about going freelance? Does being your own boss sound appealing? However appealing this might sound, there are certain legal and business arrangements that you will need to take into consideration before choosing to be a self-employed hairstylist. “Being self-employed can be a great choice to improve your work/life balance,” says NHF chief Read More

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How your Business could Benefit from Freelance Stylists

Last updated March 17, 2020

Chop Chop London is a salon brand that is built to cater for the 21st century consumer who is time poor and always on the move. The brand, which recently opened a new permanent base in the regenerated Wembley Park has gone from strength to strength in the time since opening it’s doors in Old Read More

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Everything You Need to Know about Freelance Chair Rental

Last updated October 17, 2019

Chair rental legislation is one of the hottest topics in the hairdressing industry. Over half of the people working in hairdressing and barbering are self-employed, many working as chair renters. While chair renting works well for some salons, there’s a lot to think about as a salon owner. If you get it wrong and HMRC Read More

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