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January 21, 2019

As salons and staff are getting back into the swing of things post-Christmas, it sometimes seems counter intuitive for Australians to have another public holiday so soon after the Christmas and New Year Break. And this year, Australia Day is a particularly tricky one for salon owners to navigate due to the way the holiday […]


January 14, 2019

After the crazy Christmas period, most salons experience a bit of a slowdown in January. It’s no surprise really, when all your clients have been in salon in December, they aren’t likely to need a hair colour or bikini wax for at least 6-8 weeks – and that typically takes us into February before appointments […]


January 7, 2019

In the rush leading up to Christmas, we all get distracted. Little things fall by the wayside, the small details of the day to day running of your salon just aren’t as important as the more pressing needs of leave, staff breaks and getting through the Christmas appointments. But come January, when salons are typically […]


December 17, 2018

We’ve been talking for weeks now about how it’s the busiest time of year in salon, and it’s certainly not getting any better, right? We are hearing from our members that this silly season, clients seem sillier than ever with last-minute hair appointments, emergency waxing and everything in between happening in December.   At this […]

Response to Casual Vacancy Election

December 11, 2018

Dear valued HABA members, On the 17th October 2018 HABA received a post-election report from the Australian Electorial Ccommission (AEC) following a casual vacancy election. HABA provided a response to this letter on the 16th November 2018. Both these documents are available to HABA members free of charge on the HABA website. To access these […]


December 10, 2018

The Christmas period is one of the busiest for salons and salon owners – whether it’s clients wanting to get their nails and tans done ahead of summer or clients coming in for an extra blow dry ahead of their work Christmas party, it’s always one of the busiest periods of the year. And for […]


December 3, 2018

As we hurtle into December, Christmas season is in full swing for the Hair and Beauty Industry. You don’t need us to tell you how hectic Christmas season is, we know you’re feeling it in salon at the moment. And with all those extra pre-Christmas-party appointments, it’s pretty likely that you’ve got some of your […]


November 26, 2018

Sponsored by WFI WFI is a proud alliance partner of HABA and one of Australia’s leading business insurers, with a long and proud history, dating back to 1919.   WFI proudly offer a range of innovative insurance products that include a choice of cover options, so you can tailor an insurance package to suit the […]


November 19, 2018

There is always plenty going on at HABA, not the least of which is our annual AGM this evening. Our AGM is a great chance for us to check back in with our members, in person, to see how you are travelling, your experiences with the association and the changes that you are seeing within […]

NEW APPRENTICE WAGE SUBSIDIES – What salon owners need to know.

November 12, 2018

Salon owners know that the cost of an apprentice far outweighs the benefits, at least for the first few years. Between the time invested in training, the cost of schooling and supplies, choosing to take on an apprentice is not something to be done lightly or without considering the bottom line of your business. In […]

Would you trust a doctor with no qualifications?

November 5, 2018

SPONSORED BY SOLAIRE It seems slightly dramatic… but we’re guessing you wouldn’t! So why should your client spend their hard-earned money being spray-tanned by an unqualified therapist? At Solaire®, we’re proud to offer high quality accredited spray tan training. As industry experts, we decided to put together some information on the subject of spray tan […]

LEGAL SET UP FOR YOUR SALON – Have you got yourself covered?

October 29, 2018

Being in business isn’t easy. Whether you’re a new business just starting to get set up, or whether you’re quite established and looking to make a change in the way you operate – there are plenty of legal requirements that you need to check off, and we can absolutely assure you that it’s more involved […]


October 22, 2018

SPONSORED BY SARINA RUSSO   The team at HABA understand that apprentices are a bit of a challenge for salon owners. Whether it’s finding the right apprentice, onboarding them correctly or questions about training (and the quality of training!) we have heard it all – and we know it still causes a headache. So, we […]

Don’t rely on the sale of your business for your superannuation.

October 15, 2018

Australia is a fantastic country filled with small business owners, all who go into business because they are really good at something or really passionate about a particular industry, which is a wonderful thing. However, many small business owners, including salon owners, hairdressers, beauty therapists and aestheticians, believe that the sale of their business will […]

3 treatment technologies that will transform your business

October 1, 2018

SPONSORED BY THE GLOBAL BEAUTY GROUP With beauty treatments becoming increasingly synonymous with technology, now is the perfect time to start integrating treatment innovations into the traditional salon environment. Doing so will ensure you’re better able to keep up with customer demand for more comprehensive services, faster treatment times and higher strength clinical results. Skin […]

Don’t get caught out with new Casual Conversion Laws

September 24, 2018

From October 1 2018, new laws will apply to 28 modern awards, including the Hair and Beauty Award 2010, that contains a casual conversion provision. The new laws will give ‘regular’ casual employees the opportunity to elect to convert their employment to either full-time or part-time as they choose. Employers must provide their employees with […]

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 […]


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.   […]

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