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Fast Track Courses – Who are they benefiting?

January 22, 2018

In today’s environment, more and more young employees are moving away from the traditional apprenticeship model in an attempt to avoid the low rate of pay. They want the short-term gains without thinking long-term about the impact that this may have on their career and education. It’s becoming more palatable for people interested in a […]


LEAVE ENTITLEMENTS – Jury Duty & Community Service Leave

January 15, 2018

JURY DUTY    Jury duty. The statement strikes fear in the heart of salon owners and staff alike. The waiting around the courthouse for your name to be called, only to be sent home at 3 pm the same day. Paying staff for days that they aren’t on the salon floor, an absolute nightmare for […]


LEAVE ENTITLEMENTS – SICK LEAVE & COMPASSIONATE LEAVE

January 8, 2018

It is incredibly unfortunate for any staff member if they need to take either a short or longer stint of personal or compassionate leave. This is always a very trying time for the staff member in question, not of least being the financial worries that can come along with this kind of leave. The hard […]


HABA CLOSURE DATES CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR 2017

December 18, 2017

2017 has been a huge year for the team at Hair & Beauty Australia, with our team, our business and our industry growing and changing significantly in the last 12 months. We are all looking forward to taking a bit of a break to rest, relax and recharge ahead of what is sure to be […]


CHECKLIST FOR SALON CLOSURES

December 11, 2017

As we come into the holiday season, many salon owners are taking this chance to break from business, rest, relax and recuperate ahead of what is sure to be a huge year in 2018.   For those salon owners who aren’t prepared, this season can be an incredibly stressful time. We know that your staff […]


LEAVE ENTITLEMENTS FOR HAIRDRESSERS & BEAUTICIANS – Annual Leave and Leave Loading

December 4, 2017

Annual Leave is an important part of all employees working contract, ensuring that staff are given an appropriate vehicle by which to take a break each year, bringing them back into salon fighting fit and fresher than ever, ready to give their best to your clients. But managing Annual Leave can quickly become a headache […]


WATCH OUT FOR SMALL BUSINESS SCAMS

November 27, 2017

With the great number of small businesses in Australia, including roughly 22,000 salons across the hair and beauty industry, bad people are looking to take advantage of busy salon owners who may not be right on top of their business.   A member came to HABA recently showing us an instance where they were being […]


UPCOMING CLAIMS IN THE FWC FOR THE HAIR & BEAUTY AWARD

November 20, 2017

We spoke last week about how dynamic our industry is, with a new suite of changes made to the Hair & Beauty Award in Quarter 3 2017. Both HABA and the Worker’s Union are able to put forward claims to the FWC, determining the changes that are made to the award. These are the changes […]


QUARTERLY UPDATE TO THE HAIR & BEAUTY AWARD – WHAT SALON OWNERS NEED TO KNOW

November 13, 2017

The Hair and Beauty industry is a dynamic, evolving industry with everything from techniques, products, trends and even regulations changing constantly. The same is true for the Hair & Beauty Award, which tends to have significant changes every quarter, which you can catch up for Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 of 2017 here. Here are the […]


Top tax deduction tips for your salon

November 7, 2017

Sponsored content from Alliance Partner CommBank The tax deductions available for your small business can change every year. Being across the latest deductions available can be an easy way to reduce your tax liability, so to save salon owners time, here are six tax deductions worth knowing about. Purchase of a business asset that costs […]


MELBOURNE CUP AND SALON’S – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

November 6, 2017

Melbourne Cup really is the race that stops a nation – but as small business owners, we appreciate that for most salons Melbourne Cup becomes a minefield of customer and staff expectations. HABA are here to help in 2017 with our guide to surviving Melbourne Cup, no matter where in Australia you live. ANNUAL LEAVE […]


CHANGES TO THE APPRENTICESHIPS & TRAINEES ACT – WHAT IT MEANS FOR SALON OWNERS

October 30, 2017

Last week, Hair and Beauty Australia informed members of the changes being implemented to the Apprenticeships & Trainees Act as soon as we ourselves heard the news from the NSW Department of Industry. These changes have significant implications for salon owners and future apprentices, and today we have the breakdown on the key takeaways from […]


CHRISTMAS ANNUAL LEAVE FOR HAIR AND BEAUTY SALONS

October 16, 2017

Christmas is a necessary evil for salon owners. It can be both the busiest time of the year, as everyone gets their brows, facials and blow dry’s done before the silly season; and then it can swing around again and become completely dead through January as your clients go on holidays and take a break. […]


SALON CHRISTMAS SHUTDOWN REQUIREMENTS FOR 2017

October 9, 2017

While Christmas might seem an age away for many salon owners staring down the barrel of one of the busiest periods of the year, it’s important that you start considering your salon closure period for Christmas now to ensure that you are completely compliant.   Salon owners are required to give their staff 4 weeks’ […]


IT’S ALL HAPPENING AT HABA: HABA AGM & HABA ELECTIONS

October 2, 2017

As most of our members are now aware, the HABA AGM is quickly approaching, being held on the 30th of October 2017 at the Commonwealth Bank Level 19 201 Sussex Street, Sydney from 6:30 pm. If you haven’t yet, please RSVP by clicking this link. Dinner and drinks are provided and you have a chance […]


WHY INSURANCE IS SO IMPORTANT FOR SALON OWNERS.

September 25, 2017

On the advice line at HABA, we often hear about members who don’t currently have salon insurance in place, for one reason or another. It might be the cost, although there are some really easy ways to get a great deal on salon insurance; sometimes it just comes down to the hassle of getting it […]


Amendments to Fair Work Act to Protect Vulnerable Workers

September 18, 2017

In response to investigations into the exploitation of underpaid workers of prominent Australian franchises, the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 was passed on 4 September 2017.   This will inevitably change the regulatory landscape of workplace law, particularly for franchisors. As the name suggests, it protects vulnerable workers by increasing fines for serious breaches […]


GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR SALON OWNERS THROUGH JOB ACTIVE

September 11, 2017

Salon owners are applicable to receive up to $10,000 for a new employee brought on through the Job Active program, giving you a great opportunity to bring on a new team member without the associated costs of recruitment and training.   Job Active is an initiative run by the Australian Government to get more Australians […]


WHY YOU SHOULD GET AN APPRENTICESHIP.

September 4, 2017

According to TAFE NSW, the hair and beauty industry is worth over $4 billion each year and currently employs 81,000 people, providing strong employment growth over the next five years and an above average level of future job openings. (Source: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/job-areas/hair-and-beauty and Australian Government Job Outlook, 2016). In a tough economy, where many university-educated students are struggling […]


WHY YOU MUST CORRECTLY INDENTURE AN APPRENTICE

August 28, 2017

Salon owners must be very careful to indenture or bring on apprentices correctly to ensure that they are protected against under-payment claims from staff. HABA have spoken before about a range of issues surrounding apprentices and their wages, but just as important are the obligations of salon owners to apprentices and their entitlements. If a […]


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