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NSW + VIC BEAUTY SALONS TO REOPEN – but what does that mean for salon owners?

May 25, 2020

On Sunday it was announced that a range of beauty salons are allowed to reopen under revised state-level legislation across NSW and Victoria as of June 1. The past few weeks have been incredibly disruptive for business, but for few more so than our Beauty Salons. This time has been so challenging for salon owners, and […]


BUSINESS AS USUAL – Getting your staff back to work.

May 25, 2020

As we watch other industries start to open up again post-Corona Virus Crisis across Australia and as we anticipate opening in the Beauty Industry, we can learn a lot from other industries about what to expect in the coming weeks. Salon owners are counting down the days until Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces that the […]


When will beauty salons reopen in Australia? A state-by-state breakdown.

May 14, 2020

The past few weeks have been incredibly disruptive for business, but for few more so than our Beauty Salons. This time has been so challenging for salon owners, and we have heard from many beauty members about the stress and frustration they are feeling at the closure of their businesses.   Beauty salons fall under […]


JobKeeper Scheme: Top 12 Salon Frequently Asked Questions

May 12, 2020

On Wednesday 8 April, the Federal Parliament passed legislation giving effect to the new JobKeeper Payment to support salon owners and other small businesses. The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) was also temporarily amended to support the scheme’s operation. HABA’s legal partners at Ai Group have answered many questions from HABA Members about […]


FINANCIAL REFLIEF OFFERED FOR SALON OWNERS ACROSS AUSTRALIA

April 27, 2020

HABA understands that these are the most trying of times for salon owners across the country, with our beauty salon owners forced to close and our hairdressers facing an uncertain future in the coming days and months. All small business owners are struggling to make ends meet and there are a number of different ways […]


HOW HABA ARE SUPPORTING OUR MEMBERS DURING COVID-19

April 22, 2020

The situation with Covid-19 continues to cause distress and concern for members of the hair and beauty industry. With the most recent announcements by Prime Minister Scott Morrison indicating that we will continue to be in this extreme version of lockdown for at least another 4 weeks, many salon owners are suffering in their mental […]


GRANTS FOR SALON OWNERS ACROSS AUSTRALIA

April 22, 2020

HABA understands that these are the most trying of times for salon owners across the country, with our beauty salon owners forced to close and our hairdressers facing an uncertain future in the coming days and months. All small business owners are struggling to make ends meet and there are a number of different ways […]


JOB KEEPER PAYMENTS – WHAT SALON OWNERS NEED TO KNOW.

April 15, 2020

The JobKeeper Payment has been one of the most seriously discussed pieces of legislation released in the history of Australian Government. For many salon owners who have been forced to shut down their salons or drastically reduce their operating hours and stand down staff, this appears to be one of the few ways for them […]


MENTAL HEALTH + COVID-19

April 8, 2020

The continued conversation about Corona Virus and Covid-19 has been ongoing now in it’s more extreme forms for about a month. Coupled with business uncertainty, self-isolation and the stress of managing your team, we know many salon owners are struggling with their mental health during this time. We hear you and acknowledge your feelings, and […]


STIMULUS PACKAGES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY CORONA VIRUS

March 31, 2020

The team at HABA understand exactly how trying, confronting and terrifying these times are for salon owners and small business owners across Australia. What all business owners need to focus on right now is their own health, the health of their teams and customers and the ongoing future of their business.   Hundreds of billions […]


NOVEL CORONA VIRUS – WHAT SALON OWNERS NEED TO KNOW

March 23, 2020

The recent outbreak of Novel Coronavirus presents a significant challenge for health authorities and the community – and particularly for small business owners.   The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic raises a number of important work health and safety (WHS) and workplace relations issues. These include: The importance of ensuring the health and safety of employees and […]


SOCIAL MEDIA DAMAGE CONTROL – What do to when things go wrong

March 16, 2020

The biggest problem with social media is that it really is a broadcast platform. It’s a place where anyone and everyone can have their opinion and have it put out to anyone who will listen, with very few consequences. So what do you do when someone takes advantage of social media as a place to […]


WHY SALON OWNERS NEED A SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

March 9, 2020

The way consumers use social media is changing, and it is becoming increasingly apparent to HABA that salon owners need to change the way they are utilising it in their salons. No longer is your Instagram feed the place to showcase what’s going on behind the scenes of your salon – that now lives on […]


HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT STAFF FOR YOUR SPA OR SALON

March 2, 2020

The hair and beauty industry is one of the most challenging to recruit for. Not only do we have a skills shortage in this industry but it is becoming harder and harder to find and recruit quality candidates for all roles, from apprentices to seniors. But salon owners need to think beyond simply finding someone […]


TIPS ON BURN OUT FOR SALON OWNERS

February 17, 2020

We know salon owners are hard workers – no-one went into a salon business thinking it would be easy – and at this time of the year, it can be really easy to get caught in the grind of working more and more as you try to start the year on the right foot and […]


CUSTOMER RETENTION 101 FOR SALON OWNERS.

February 10, 2020

The old adage goes it takes 3 times as much effort to get a new client in the door as it does to maintain an existing one, but that’s not where the savings and benefits stop for salon owners. A happy, returning client will undoubtedly recommend their friends to you, bringing in more business. They’re […]


HOW SALON OWNERS CAN EARN MONEY WHILE THEY SLEEP.

February 3, 2020

We all want to make more money and work less. It’s a part of the human condition to want to receive more for less work. So how can salon owners turn their successful, but very hands-on business, into a greater revenue earner with less hands-on time?   The answer is simple really. Passive income.   […]


MAKING THE MOST OF QUIET PERIODS IN SALON

January 27, 2020

Everyday can’t be Melbourne Cup Day in salon, meaning not every day can be packed to the rafters and all of your team have their appointment book filled. It just doesn’t work like that – there are always going to be down periods in your business. As the owner of the salon, you can either […]


CHANGES TO GIFT CARD LAWS IN AUSTRALIA 2020

January 20, 2020

With Christmas done and dusted, you probably have a lot less blank gift cards available in salon, and more and more being presented across the salon desk this month from those who have received these great gift ideas. In fact, according to a joint study by the Australian Merchants Payment Forum (AMPF) and the Australian […]


HOW TO GET CLIENTS IN THE DOOR THIS JANUARY

January 13, 2020

January can feel a bit like a crash and burn after the hectic Christmas period as we move into what is typically one of the quieter periods of the calendar year for salon owners. Previously we have recommended you focus on training your staff during this period or getting your salon processes right – but […]


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