Coronavirus (Covid-19) is having a huge impact on the hair and beauty industry. Keep up to date on the latest news and advice for hairdressers and hair salons here…

What You Need to Know About Patch Testing

Last updated May 19, 2022

First and foremost, you patch-test to protect your clients and to protect your salon, but the importance goes beyond that. So many overlook patch testing as an inconvenience when the consequences are far worse. If you still aren’t convinced, read on for everything you need to know before booking your client appointments: What you need to Read More

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Resources for Hairdressers Struggling with their Mental Health

Last updated May 12, 2022

We’ve been through a lot as an industry the past couple of years, and that means hairdressers struggling with their mental health has become all the more common.  For HJ’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we thought it was an important time to check in with the community and help out those who may be struggling. Read More

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How to Avoid Feeling Lonely and Isolated as a Salon Owner

Last updated May 4, 2022

The stresses of life as a hairdresser are widely understood, and the industry’s network provides an endless chain of support and relatability. But, being a salon owner can be a lonely affair that only a smaller group have experienced. So, we spoke to business coach Liz McKeon to hear her tips on how to cope Read More

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Hair and Beauty Industry Unites Over Rising Energy Costs

Last updated March 22, 2022

The leading organisations within the hair, beauty and barbering industry have come together ahead of this week’s Spring Statement by the Chancellor (23 March) amid fears that rising energy costs could halt the sector’s pandemic recovery. They are calling for an energy bill rebate, similar to that offered to domestic properties in February, to be Read More

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Why Are Local Authorities Penalising Hair and Beauty Businesses?

Last updated February 15, 2022

In the name of the industry, the British Beauty Council (BBCo) and National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) have joined forces to send an open letter to Chancellor Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP. Recent reports revealed over 60 local authorities are excluding hair and beauty businesses from claiming the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG). Despite reassurance Read More

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Welcome to HJ’s Apprentice Week 2022: The Official Schedule

Last updated February 11, 2022

HJ’s Apprentice Week 2022 is taking place between Monday 7 February to Sunday 13 February to tie in with National Apprentice Week and help to support apprentices through these difficult times. Whether you are just starting out as a hairdressing apprentice, or want to support your apprentices in your hair salon, our week of content Read More

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Are Face Masks Required In Hair Salons?

Last updated January 19, 2022

Masks and face coverings will no longer be mandatory in England from Thursday 27 January, the Government has confirmed. However, guidance on close contact services, including hair salons, is yet to be updated. Prime minister Boris Johnson made the announcement today (Wednesday 19 January) that outlined the changes and stated that the ‘Plan B’ restrictions that Read More

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Revealed: The Impact of Covid-19 on Salons During Christmas 2021

Last updated February 15, 2022

The latest National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) snap poll shows over 84% of hair and beauty salons and barbershops experienced reduced business compared with what would normally be expected between Christmas and New Year (28-31 December 2021), thanks to Covid-19. The unwelcome surge of the Omicron variant, and the fear that has resurfaced in Read More

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New Covid-19 Financial Support: What’s Available For Hair Salons?

Last updated December 22, 2021

As Omicron continues to impact businesses in the run-up to Christmas, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has issued new financial support grants and schemes to help businesses who have faced disruption during the new variant, including hair salons and those in the personal care sector. Below are the new Covid-19 financial support schemes eligible for hair salons. Read More

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