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.

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

Last updated October 16, 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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Everything You Need to Know about Freelance Chair Rental

Last updated October 10, 2018

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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Legal and Business Advice for Freelance Hairdressers

Last updated October 10, 2018

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 to Work as a Hairdresser in Australia

Last updated October 1, 2018

Would you like to work as a hairdresser in Australia? Business and legal expert Adam Bernstein shares everything you need to know to get a job in a salon down under. For decades the Australian government has been on a mission to address a significant skills gap in the economy. The list is updated regularly, Read More

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Avoid your Salon Being Sued with these Easy Measurements

Last updated August 29, 2018

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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Rise in Claims of Hair Salon Stroke Syndrome

Last updated August 28, 2018

Rinsing at the backwash is a huge part of most salon experiences, however it’s proving a risky areas for salons as the amount of insurance claims for hair salon stroke syndrome rise. The syndrome, also known as beauty parlour syndrome can occur when the clients head is tilted too far into a backwash for 10 Read More

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Why the Reform on Business Rates has Been Rejected by Government

Last updated July 12, 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

Last updated 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

Last updated June 25, 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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