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.

Salon Discrimination Laws – How to Make Sure your Salon is Accessible

Last updated December 4, 2018

The government estimates there are over 11 million disabled people in the UK, with an annual combined spending power of £80 billion. The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), which came into effect in 1995, is intended to reduce the amount the discrimination faced by many disabled people. Part three of the act requires service providers to Read More

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Autumn Budget 2018 – The Pros and Cons for the Salon Owner

Last updated November 5, 2018

The Autumn Budget 2018 stated that ‘austerity is coming to an end – but discipline will remain’ and that there could be a ‘double deal dividend’ if the Brexit negotiations are successful. Hair and beauty consultant Ryan Fox cautions that although this is relatively good news it’s a case of celebrating with prosecco, rather than Read More

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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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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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