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 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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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A lot of salons and barbershops feel business rates are an unfair and outdated tax on ‘bricks and mortar’ businesses.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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Still not Prepared for GDPR? Here’s What you Need to do ASAP

Last updated May 17, 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

Last updated May 8, 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?

Last updated April 25, 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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