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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

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 October 18, 2019

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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Freelance Hairdressers – Your FAQs Have Been Answered

Last updated October 9, 2019

If you’re a freelance hairdresser or thinking about going freelance you’ll likely have many questions. But it’s not always easy to get the right answers. But help is at hand, with the expert help of the Freelance Hairdressers Association (FHA) and National Hairdressers Federation (NHF), we’ve got the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. Read More

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The Big Debate: Do Loyalty Cards Work in a Hair Salon?

Last updated October 16, 2019

One salon owner and one director share their views on whether loyalty cards are beneficial for their hair salon businesses. For loyalty cards  Benjamin Shipman, director, The Hair Movement “Everybody wants to feel their loyalty is noticed, appreciated and rewarded. The loyalty scheme run by my salon The Hair Movement is multifaceted. There is the Read More

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Why The Wellbeing of Your Salon Staff Should Be Priority

Last updated October 2, 2019

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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Eight Easy Steps to Getting Covered In Your Local Press

Last updated September 19, 2019

Rainbow Room International‘s owners Alan and Linda Stewart list their eight tips for using the local press to raise the profile of your salon. Establish relationships with the correct contacts It’s important when reaching out to local press that you are contacting the right person. If you are contacting the publication with lifestyle or beauty news, Read More

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What Do You Consider Before Integrating Two Salons Into One?

Last updated September 20, 2019

Business consultant Ryan Fox shares a a successful salon merger case study and reveals what you need to consider before integrating two salons into one Last year Luca Sparti Cesari of Concrete Hair in Covent Garden was told by his landlord the block where his salon was based was being redeveloped. Luca had three choices Read More

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How to Use the Zookeeping Technique to Help Manage your Team

Last updated August 16, 2019

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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