From employment law, including the minimum wage and discrimination laws, to legal issues with music licenses, insurance, chair rental there is a lot of legislation a salon owner needs to be aware of.

Keep up with the latest legal legislation affecting your salon business through our expert articles and guides.

This information is advisory only, if you have a specific legal issue you should seek the advice of a qualified legal professional.

Why the Reform on Business Rates has Been Rejected by Government

Posted on July 15, 2018

A lot of salons and barbershops feel business rates are an unfair and outdated tax on ‘bricks and mortar’ businesses. However despite the NHF calling for a reform, a business rates reform has been rejected by government. The fact that online retailers pay so little in business rates feels unfair. Against a backdrop of rising labour costs and falling Read More

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Birmingham Barber Fined for Dumping Hair in Wrong Bin

Posted on June 19, 2018

A Birmingham barber has been fined £1,500 for dumping hair cuttings in the wrong bin. Daniel Lefter, who owns Barber & Beauty salon was fined by Birmingham city council after he was caught depositing hair in a residential bin. Officers found the hair, along with letters with the salon’s address, in bins in a communal area Read More

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Hair Professionals Call for ‘Independent Industry Accreditation’ to Replace Apprenticeships

Posted on June 15, 2018

New and exclusive research from awareness group Choose Hair has found that 98% of hairdressing professionals would rather have an ‘independent industry accreditation’ system, instead of the current government-backed apprenticeship scheme. The survey* of those who work in the hairdressing sector found that: 70% believe the government’s current stance on apprenticeships is unhelpful to the Read More

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Still not Prepared for GDPR? Here’s What you Need to do ASAP

Posted on May 21, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies from 25 May (this Friday!). If this has passed you by or you’ve not taken any action yet, there’s no need to panic – but you do need to get started straight away. Here are 10 things you need to do: 1 Check what ‘personal information’ you hold. Read More

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iSalon Update Salon bookings System in time for GDPR Changes

Posted on May 9, 2018

With the GDPR changes kicking in on 25 of May, companies are in the middle of making every effort to ensure that their business is compliant with the new policies that will be in place. With these changes in mind iSalon have unveiled the brand new software update for iBookings, which they believe has made Read More

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Are you Discriminating Against Women in your Barbershop?

Posted on April 27, 2018

The NHF has warned barbershops that by refusing to cut a woman’s hair simply because she is a woman they are discriminating on the grounds of gender. As well as being unlawful under the Equalities Act, there is a high risk of legal claims for damages and the consequent loss of reputation. To recap, the Equality Act Read More

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Is it Best to Set up as a Sole Trader or a Limited Company?

Posted on April 19, 2018

Some like the comfort of being an employee, others want to control their own destiny. Either are good, and it’s possible to do both at the same time. But there are hoops to jump through for those that want to work for themselves, either full or part time. Sole trader or limited company? The first Read More

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Don’t be Caught Out by April’s Minimum Wage Rates Rise

Posted on April 1, 2018

The rise of the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage rates on April 1 2018 has impacted hair, beauty and barber businesses up and down the country.  The NHF is urging employers to check staff are being paid at the right rates and to take advice before making deductions from wages. The new Read More

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