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Small Businesses to Receive Covid-19 Insurance Payments

Last updated January 19, 2021

The Supreme Court has ruled that small businesses will receive Covid-19 insurance payments from their insurers for business interruption insurance policies. The first lockdown, which started in March 2020, meant that many small businesses had to close their doors, however many policyholders found that their insurers refused to make payments, arguing that ‘specialist policies’ were Read More

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HJ’s Guide to Coronavirus Industry Support for Hairdressers

Last updated January 19, 2021

As salons across the UK have had to close their doors again, it’s a worrying time for business owners in the industry. However, we’ve rounded up the coronavirus industry support for hairdressers that can help you navigate these difficult times. Coronavirus Industry Support for Hairdressers in 2021 Hair & Beauty Charity offers help and support Read More

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HJ Upskills: View The Weekly Schedule Here

Last updated January 22, 2021

Salons up and down the country face another lockdown, but HJ is here to support you during these challenging times with our new ‘HJ Upskills’ lives, designed to help you boost your business, digital and creative skills. “We know it’s a really difficult time – mentally, physically and financially – for all of you so Read More

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Nearly three quarters of UK shoppers want to #ShopLocal this Christmas

Last updated November 13, 2020

Is your salon ready to ride the #ShopLocal trend with an online store? A recent survey carried out by Phorest showed that the trend for supporting local businesses since COVID-19 has increased. After lockdown has closed shops and salons across the UK, it’s now a vital time to be thinking about your online strategy when Read More

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Why The Wellbeing of Your Salon Staff is Essential

Last updated October 29, 2020

For HJ’s Stress-Busting Week, we unearth a discussion with Business consultant Liz McKeon on the importance of creating a positive work culture for your staff as a means of reducing stress and increasing wellbeing in the salon: Why worry about stress and burnout? The World Health Organization has classified burnout as a medical condition. You Read More

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This is What the Perfect Hair Appointment Should Look Like

Last updated October 21, 2020

From the consultation to the final goodbyes, Rainbow Room International has a set 10-step formula that never fails to leave the customer with a smile on their face. But first, we asked co-owner of RRI, Linda Stewart what how the 10 steps came about … How long have you been training staff in the 10 Read More

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Legal and Business Advice for Freelance Hairdressers

Last updated October 14, 2020

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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Everything You Need to Know about Freelance Chair Rental

Last updated October 14, 2020

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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