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ARE YOU READY FOR CHRISTMAS 2020? YOUR SALON CHECKLIST

November 18, 2020

Christmas 2020 has a lot of expectations on it from salon owners. We are all trying to recoup the losses that we experienced throughout the year in our business, our clients are trying to cram in missed appointments and treatments they missed out on throughout the year and everyone could use some serious time off. […]


BEAUTY SALONS REJOICE: Victorian Salons will be able to offer services without a face mask from 22 November

November 9, 2020

The impact of the coronavirus has been felt most keenly in Melbourne, with one of the largest outbreaks and longest lockdown periods in the country. Beauty salon owners particularly have been significantly affected, with even the latest phases of eased restrictions having additional clauses which prevented salon owners for performing services to any part of […]


THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF SALON CHRISTMAS PROMOTIONS

November 2, 2020

As we roll into November, now is the time to get yourself into gear for the busiest period on the salon calendar. While we know our regulars will be coming in and probably even have at least two appointments pre-booked in this period, now is a time where you can create significant sales for your […]


2020 HABA AGM

October 26, 2020

In a year like no other, we are pleased to bring the HABA AGM to our members completely virtually in 2020. This allows our members from across the country to have the same experience of our AGM and allows our national member base to equally contribute to the conversation. WHEN: MONDAY 23 November 2020 TIME: 6:30pm […]


PROTECTING YOUR SALON BUSINESS FROM CYBER CRIME

October 21, 2020

Last week on our social media platforms (you can find us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram here), we shared one of the latest scams that has been doing the rounds of salons in Australia. This prompted so many of our members getting in touch and sharing their stories of the huge number of scams that […]


BUDGET 2020 FOR SALON OWNERS

October 8, 2020

After the year that was 2020, we knew that Budget Night 2020 was going to be like no other. After programs like JobKeeper and JobSeeker, and knowing that those were due to both drop down and end, many Salon Owners were keen to know what the future looked like for government support in those industries […]


HABA’S TOP 5 QUESTIONS ON LEAVE ENTITLEMENTS

October 6, 2020

With the year we’ve had and the holiday season coming up, leave has become a little more complicated in 2020 – surprise, surprise. We know many salon owners struggle at this time of year to get their leave right and ensure that they stay in front and compliant with all the rules and regulations under […]


WHAT TO SAY AFTER ‘R U OK’

September 28, 2020

Every year we talk about R U OK Day and bringing the struggles of mental health out into the open by starting a conversation with the simple question – “are you ok?”. The rise of this day in the Australian calendar each year should absolutely be applauded, but in a year like no other, now […]


When can hairdressing and beauty salons open in Melbourne and regional Victoria – Victoria’s Roadmap out of Restrictions

September 21, 2020

On Sunday 6 September, Premier Daniel Andrews announced the plan to move Victoria out of restrictions, back to business and into the new COVID normal life.   What are the key changes? There will be no changes to COVID-19 restrictions for industry until at least 28 September 2020 for both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. […]


THE BEST EVENTS IN HAIR AND BEAUTY OVER THE NEXT 12 MONTHS     

September 14, 2020

We all need a little pick me up right now, we need something to look forward to and we need a dose of positive in our lives. The team at HABA received so much amazing feedback from our virtual events about how inspired our members were thanks to the incredible speakers, and we want to […]


“When JobKeeper Ends…” What to do if your salon doesn’t qualify for JobKeeper 2.0

September 8, 2020

We have all been talking about what will happen in small business and the economy “when JobKeeper ends…” and now we are truly staring down the barrel of the gun. With Jobkeeper entering into phase two at the end of September, and more stringent eligibility rules put in place, many salon businesses will no longer […]


5 POSTITIVE TAKES ON 2020 IN THE HAIR & BEAUTY INDUSTRY

August 27, 2020

Yes, 2020 has been horrible. For all of us, in all industries, but particularly in the Hair and Beauty Industry, and particularly in Melbourne. And while it’s only August, it feels like we have been slogging through this mess for years, with limited and insecure relief on the other side. But that doesn’t mean there’s […]


What’s different about JobKeeper 2.0?

August 24, 2020

The Federal Government has made significant changes to JobKeeper. Between 3 August 2020 and 27 September 2020, eligible employers are able to claim JobKeeper payments for current employees who have been employed since at least 1 July 2020 (even if they were employed after 1 March 2020). The current JobKeeper scheme will remain in place […]


BUSINESS AS USUAL – Getting back on track post Covid-19

August 17, 2020

Salon owners are doing their best to make the best of a bad situation, despite the devastating effect Covid-19 has had on our industry. For those states starting to move away from restrictions and back to normal, now is the time to relaunch and reinvigorate. For those states still working through lockdown and restrictions, now […]


Mental Health During COVID-19

August 10, 2020

Widespread concern about being infected with COVID-19, restrictions on movement and gatherings; and people working differently in the workplace or from home, all pose a risk for the mental health of the community. Employers have an obligation to ensure that they minimise the risks associated with work-related issues that may impact negatively on a person’s […]


HABA HOSTS THE BEST OF BEAUTY

August 3, 2020

The hair and beauty industry has been devastated by the loss of many major national events due to the Covid-19 crisis. Industry events have been postponed until 2021 and many salon owners are feeling the loss of a few days away from the salon to be inspired by the best in the business. The beauty […]


EXTENDED JOBKEEPER FOR SALON OWNERS

July 27, 2020

JobKeeper has been an absolute lifeline for salon owners, enabling so many of us, including our faves in the Beauty industry who have been horribly hit during COVID-19, to stay open. While all salon owners have been dreading the end of the JobKeeper payments in September, they were given a lifeline this week with the […]


Implementing safe procedures at work during Covid-19

July 20, 2020

With the development of COVID-19, we are all being asked to exercise social distancing and to enhance cleaning and hygiene protocols. Much of the advice is about “working from home” where possible. But that is by and large not possible in the hair and beauty industry. We have put together a list of possible control […]


BUSINESS AS USUAL: Managing Cashflow in a Crisis

July 14, 2020

This blog post is general information only and should not be considered to be financial advice. HABA recommend that all salon owners seek independent financial advice on their business.   Cashflow is one of the biggest stressors for small business owners across Australia. From long payment terms from larger organisations, to dealing with tax and […]


Annual Review 2019-20 Decision for the Hair & Beauty Industry

July 6, 2020

On 19 June 2020, the Expert Panel of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down its Annual Wage Review 2019-20 Decision. The FWC determined that award minimum wages and the National Minimum Wage will be increased by 1.75%. This year, the way in which the wage increase will be applied is different from previous years […]


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