Legal

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.

How to Protect Your Business Against Cyber Attacks

Last updated June 7, 2021

As lockdown eases and the hair industry gets back to business, protecting yourself against cyber attacks might not be your highest priority at the moment, says NHBF finance director Kishon Mather, but you must stay on your guard. He explains: “Fraudsters and scammers continued to target businesses – including many small businesses – during lockdown, Read More

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What you Need to Know About Patch Testing Before Reopening

Last updated April 1, 2021

As hair salons in Scotland and England prepare for reopening in April, it’s important to consider your patch testing policy. Read on for everything you need to know before booking your client appointments over the coming months. You can also register for free now for the HJ Online exclusive panel session called ‘What you Need Read More

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Updated: NHBF Addresses Rising Concern Over Perfectly Preened Footballers

Last updated February 16, 2021

There is increasing concern from the hairdressing industry and the public over the number of professional footballers sporting fresh haircuts during lockdown. And now a response has been received by the Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS). The story so far The NHBF raised the issue with the Professional Footballers’ Association, the English Football Read More

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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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Disability History Month: Meet Hairdresser Mitch Chalmers

Last updated November 23, 2020

This Disability History Month we interview Mitch Chalmers who was paralysed after a spinal cord injury in 2014 and works full time as a professional hairdresser. Here’s his story, plus he shares how salons can include and attract disabled clients and employees. HJ was kindly put in touch with Mitch Chalmers via the Hair and 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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Avoid your Salon Being Sued with these Easy Measurements

Last updated August 14, 2020

Happy customers are the key to a successful business, but you must always be prepared for the worst. Feathers Salon Group’s managing director Debbie Digby lists the five measures you should put in place today to avoid your salon being sued. 1) Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions Your insurance company will ask for the instructions Read More

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