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DO NOT BE COMPLACENT WITH STAFF WAGES OR SUPERANNUATION

July 16, 2018

There has been a lot of talk in the media lately about underpaying staff, including this highlight case on Napoleon Perdis and his former staff claiming nearly $100,000 in unpaid bonuses and other outstanding contractual payments. As staff become more aware of their entitlements and as workers unions become stronger and bolder, salon owners who […]


Is it safe to use fake tans during pregnancy?

July 9, 2018

SPONSORED BY SOLAIRE SPRAY TANNING It is a question often asked and rarely answered comprehensively – is fake tan safe to use during pregnancy? In an attempt to fully answer the question and provide as much information as possible, Andrea Taylor from Solaire undertook extensive research and literature review on the subject. What is spray […]


CHANGES TO RTO’s IN THE HAIR & BEAUTY INDUSTRY – WHAT SALON OWNERS NEED TO KNOW

July 2, 2018

RTO’s have become a bit of a dirty word throughout the Australian Vocational Education System. While HABA appreciates that this is really large and complex industry, we are seeing first-hand accounts of salon owners suffering due to poor training and education provided by the thousands of new RTO’s that have popped up since the deregulation […]


NEW MINIMUM WAGE RATES FOR THE HAIR AND BEAUTY INDUSTRY UP 3.5%

June 25, 2018

We told our members back at the start of June that the National Minimum Wage was to increase after July 1 and we can now confirm the pay rates for Hairdressers and Beauticians across Australia have increased. HABA takes the time to calculate the changes to the award wage quite carefully, as rounding errors made by other […]


INSTANT TAX WRITE OFF’S FOR SALON OWNERS

June 18, 2018

In the Federal Budget 2018, we were all thrilled to hear that the Australian Governments Instant Tax Write Off for Small Businesses of up to $20,000 was going to be extended for another year.   HABA understands that salon owners, regardless of whether you fall into either the hair or beauty category, often have very […]


What receipts should you keep as a salon owner?

June 11, 2018

Is that shoebox marked ‘receipts’ under your front desk beginning to overflow? Don’t get caught out in the same trap each and every year, get your receipts and finances ready for the end of the financial year early this year with some great advice from HABA! Keeping and managing your receipts can be tedious, we […]


CAN YOU EMPLOY STAFF ON SALARY UNDER THE HAIR AND BEAUTY AWARD?

June 4, 2018

At HABA, we talk a lot about wage rates. Dollars per hour, rates for weekend work and overtime and whether or not that is in the best interest of the salon owner. You’ve seen us do this before here and here and here.   But what if you wanted to do away with the conversation […]


MANAGING MENTAL HEALTH IN YOUR SALON

May 28, 2018

Employers are starting to truly feel the impact that mental health has on the workplace. With over 1 million Australian Adults living with depression and nearly 2 million having anxiety (and that only counts those who identify this in themselves) there is no doubt that at some stage you will have a staff member who […]


Additional Services HABA Provides to Salon Owners

May 21, 2018

Hair & Beauty Australia supports salon owners by offering individually tailored, in-house industrial relations and human resource advice, guidance and best practice tools. This ensures that salons are compliant and acting in a way that will not leave a salon open to litigation and claims. But we offer so much more than simply advice. HABA […]


BUDGET 2018 – WHAT IT MEANS FOR SALON OWNERS

May 9, 2018

Budget Night 2018 was one of the most anticipated budgets of the past 10 years, as it is a precursor to the calling of an election by the Turnbull government. The whispers of ‘tax cuts’ round the traps really encouraged most people to pay attention to what Scott Morrison was due to announce, but as […]


Mother’s Day Promotions for Salon Owners

May 7, 2018

If you own a salon, spa or both; then you are a business that can benefit greatly from a Mother’s Day promotion… if you are organized enough! By now you should be organized with what offer you are promoting for Mother’s Day (May 13th) and if not, get your skates on! The easiest way to […]


Eco solutions to reduce the running cost of your business

April 30, 2018

SPONSORED BY WASTE FREE SYSTEMS With the current waste crisis that has engulfed Australia, it is even more imperative that as business owner you become part of the environmental solution. We need to look at this as an industry opportunity to streamline processes looking at your product mix, the services you provide and how you […]


PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR SALON OWNERS

April 23, 2018

Performance management is a sticky conversation in any workplace, but particularly so for salon owners. When one of your staff’s performance of their duties means the difference between keeping a client or loosing a client, you want to make sure that they are ontop of their game at all times.   There are 3 key […]


WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WORK TRIAL + PAID WORK?

April 16, 2018

It is very common in the hair and beauty industry to have a potential new staff member in for a job trial prior to offering a contract. In work where talent and skill is everything, a job trial offers a great way for salon owners to assess the hands-on skills of their future employee. However, […]


4 Marketing Strategies for Salons That Don’t Cost the Earth

April 9, 2018

Sponsored by The Global Beauty Group. Marketing your hair or beauty business doesn’t have to blow your budget. While there are definitely times when it’s necessary to spend money to make money, you can balance this out with a variety of low cost marketing strategies that help to further increase your brand’s exposure. Here’s four […]


QUARTERLY UPDATE OF CHANGES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

April 3, 2018

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 last quarter here. Here are the changes made to the […]


Can employees refuse to work on public holidays?

March 26, 2018

Easter is just around the corner, which means an extended long weekend for many workers. But if you work in the hair and beauty industry, it could be one of your busiest times of the year. So if you need your employees to work through the public holiday period – can they say no? The […]


SUBMISSIONS AND EVIDENCE OF EMPLOYERS FILED IN THE FWC’S HAIR AND BEAUTY INDUSTRY PENALTY RATES CASE

March 19, 2018

On behalf of Hair and Beauty Australia (HABA), Ai Group Workplace Lawyers has filed submissions and evidence in the Fair Work Commission’s Hair and Beauty Industry Penalty Rates Case on behalf of the employers in the industry. In the Fair Work Commission’s major Penalty Rates Decision last year, that lowered Sunday and public holiday penalty […]


A WIN FOR SALON OWNERS: NO CHANGES TO PUBLIC HOLIDAY PROVISIONS UNDER THE HAIR & BEAUTY AWARD.

March 12, 2018

Hair and Beauty Australia, along with our partners at AI Group, are pleased to announce that in the decision issued last week, the Fair Work Commission have dismissed the SDA’s claim to add new costly public holiday provisions into the Hair and Beauty Industry Award 2010.   The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA), proposed […]


TOO BUSY TO KEEP RECORDS? IT COULD COST YOU.

March 5, 2018

Record keeping is a requirement of the Fair Work Act 2009. Records include everything from wage records, payslips, leave records, records of superannuation and rosters – anything that has to do with your employees in salon. All records must be written in plain English and accessible for employees (or former employees by request) and authorised persons – like government inspectors or union representatives. […]


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