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Spray Tan Colour Bases 101

September 17, 2018

This post is shared by HABA Alliance Partner Solaire. There are many spray tan solutions available on the market, so it can be confusing knowing which products to choose for your clients! At Solaire® we take pride in being tanning industry innovators and pushing the boundaries! Solaire® was one of the first spray tan companies […]


SALON OWNERS, STAFF + SOCIAL MEDIA

September 10, 2018

How to protect your salon from the impacts of your team’s social media In the new digital age, we know more than ever that your clients are checking out your salon on social media, and often it goes further than that. We have received a number of calls from concerned salon owners about managing their […]


Rent a Chair Agreements for Salon Owners

September 3, 2018

Renting a chair out in your salon is an easy way to add some extra income to your bottom line and introduce a whole new audience to your salon, retail offering and services. If done well, it can be a win for both salon owners and stylists – the salon owner gets someone paying rent […]


ADAPTING TO CHANGE – New Technologies for Salon Owners.

August 27, 2018

The world is changing, and the business of being in Hair and Beauty is absolutely no different. From payments to new technology, salon owners need to stay up to date with the changes in their industry and the way that business is changing to ensure that they stay relevant in a rapidly evolving marketplace.   […]


WHAT EVIDENCE IS REQUIRED TO TAKE SICK LEAVE?

August 20, 2018

As we wind down out of peak flu season, many business owners are starting to get a bit sick (excuse the pun!) of staff calling in the morning of their shift to say they’re unwell. While most staff are usually pretty good, many salons will know that there are just some employees who like to […]


QUARTERLY UPDATE OF CHANGES TO THE HAIR & BEAUTY AWARD Q2 2018

August 13, 2018

We know that the Hair and Beauty industry is a dynamic, evolving industry. 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 Hair & Beauty Award that salon owners need […]


Father’s Day marketing tips to increase male clientele

August 6, 2018

Sponsored by The Global Beauty Group. Would you like to see more males walking through your salon door in 2018? If so, it’s a smart business move considering the worldwide men’s grooming market is predicted to hit 56 billion dollars by 2020. Yes, men want to look good and feel great too — and there’s […]


THE WAR ON WASTE BEING WAGED WITH SALON OWNERS

July 30, 2018

The war on waste has truly come to salons, with more and more salon owners taking some form of action to reduce waste within their hair or beauty salon. If you’ve been stuck behind the basin or in the treatment room and haven’t heard of The War of Waste, it was a program created by […]


DON’T BE FOOLED BY CHEAP IMITATIONS – JOIN HABA TODAY

July 23, 2018

Here at HABA, we appreciate that the Hair and Beauty Industry can be a bit of a mine field. As small business owners, salons are often being bombarded with false information about the ways in which they run their business, and as members of a fast-paced and ever-changing industry, the rules are being shifted all […]


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 […]


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