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SALON OWNERS NEED TO BE ON THE CLOUD

July 15, 2019

“The Cloud” is one of the most misunderstood parts of running a business. Business owners generally don’t feel they understand the technology and we hear plenty of misinformation in the news telling us that someone has “hacked the cloud” or similar. The reality is is that the phrase “the cloud” simply means a store of […]


END OF FINANCIAL YEAR CHECKLIST FOR SALON OWNERS IN 2019

July 8, 2019

The end of the financial year is a huge time for salon owners. Not only do we have to sort out quarterly BAS statements during this period, but it’s the time to bring together all of the expenses throughout the year, and make sure that we are claiming what we can and paying only what […]


2019 Annual Wage Review for the Hair and Beauty Award

July 1, 2019

The Fair Work Commission has handed down its Annual Wage Review Decision which comes into effect from today, 1 July 2019.   Here are the top line changes – Award wage rates will be increased by 3.0 per cent Junior, apprentice and trainee wage rates will be adjusted proportionately Some allowances will also be increased […]


SINGLE TOUCH PAYROLL IS HERE! DON’T GET CAUGHT OUT

June 24, 2019

It’s time. It’s time for all salon owners to transition over to Single Touch Payroll – it cannot be put off any longer.   On the 1st of July all salon owners will need to transition their business to this new reporting system. Whether you do this independently or work with your payroll provider, this […]


ADDITIONAL IDENTIFIED SKILLS SHORTAGE PAYMENTS FOR SALON OWNERS

June 17, 2019

Thanks to Sarina Russo.  From 1 July 2019, an Additional Identified Skills Shortage (AISS) payment will be available to hairdressers and their apprentices, as our industry has been identified as an occupation experiencing a national skills shortage. This is something all salon owners will no doubt know, as we have long heard about the trouble […]


COMPARE YOUR ENERGY BILLS IN TIME FOR THE NEW FINANCIAL YEAR

June 10, 2019

Salon owners know that the price of energy has risen. We know because it affects our bottom line significantly – with all the dryers, wax pots, IPL machines and steamers plugged in every day, a small increase can mean big bucks at the end of the month. What the energy companies don’t want you to […]


IS YOUR SALON READY FOR SINGLE TOUCH PAYROLL?

June 3, 2019

It’s time. On 1 July, less than a month from now, all salon owners will have to transition to Single Touch Payroll. That is true if you have 1 staff member, 20 staff or 100 staff spread across 5 salon locations. So, is your salon ready?   It’s not just salon owners who have to […]


ONLINE BOOKINGS MEANS MORE BUSINESS IN SALON

May 27, 2019

Setting up online bookings is one of the easiest things that salon owners can do to increase the number of appointments booked in salon. It’s an absolute no-brainer – all salons have a website (or should!) and this is just a way of making sure that your customers can book their appointments by themselves via […]


WHY USE HABA PAYROLL FOR SINGLE TOUCH PAYROLL?

May 20, 2019

We’ve been banging on about Single Touch Payroll now for months, so we hope you get it – this is the biggest change for salon owners since the introduction of compulsory super and you have to be ready.   We believe that our HABA Payroll system is the best way for salon owners to get […]


WHAT’S ON AUTUMN

May 13, 2019

Each season, the team at HABA bring together the best of professional development for salon owners across Australia. Whether its topics on business to make sure you’re salon is running at its absolute best or new products and skills, the team at HABA can help you make sure that you’re on top of your game […]


HOW TO TRANSITION YOUR BUSINESS TO SINGLE TOUCH PAYROLL

May 6, 2019

Salon owners beware, Single Touch Payroll is coming whether you’re ready or not! Single Touch Payroll is the biggest shake-up for business owners single the introduction of compulsory superannuation payments in 1992. It regulates the payment of superannuation and ensures that all businesses are correctly paying their staff and their superannuation – but it also […]


HABA + AI GROUP – Keeping Salon Owners Compliant.

April 29, 2019

We know that salon owners are struggling more than ever with compliance in salon. As more red tape goes into managing staff, more clauses go into the award and more if’s, and’s or but’s go into the way businesses operate. That can quickly create a workplace relations minefield for salon owners that is both difficult […]


DRIVE MORE BUSINESS IN SALON THIS MOTHER’S DAY

April 22, 2019

Now is the time to get organised for your Mother’s Day promotion. For salon owners, this is a key period of the year as many children, partners and grandchildren know the way to their Mother’s Heart is through a bit of time to themselves and a chance to treat themselves to a lovely in-salon treatment. […]


IT’S TIME TO GET READY FOR SINGLE TOUCH PAYROLL

April 15, 2019

Salon owners beware, Single Touch Payroll is coming whether you’re ready or not! HABA reported to our members that changes to Single Touch Payroll started rolling out from the 1st of July 2018, when all businesses with more than 20 employees were forced onto the system. From the 1st July 2019, all small businesses will […]


PLANNING APPOINTMENTS FOR ANZAC DAY & EASTER PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2019

April 8, 2019

This year really is the year for difficult public holidays. First, we had Australia Day which fell funny for salon owners, and now ANZAC Day and the Easter Holidays fall quite close to each other, sure to create a headache for most salon owners. In 2019, the Easter Public Holidays are as follows – GOOD […]


PLANNING STAFF ROSTERS FOR ANZAC DAY & EASTER PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2019

April 2, 2019

This year really is the year for difficult public holidays. First, we had Australia Day which fell funny for salon owners, and now ANZAC Day and the Easter Holidays fall quite close to each other, sure to create a headache for most salon owners. In 2019, the Easter Public Holidays are as follows – GOOD […]


WHAT IS SINGLE TOUCH PAYROLL

March 25, 2019

Salon owners beware, Single Touch Payroll is coming whether you’re ready or not! Single Touch Payroll is the biggest shake up for business owners single the introduction of compulsory superannuation payments in 1992. It regulates the payment of superannuation and ensures that all businesses are correctly paying their staff and their superannuation – but it […]


HOW TO GET MORE PEOPLE TO TAKE UP YOUR SALON PROMOTION

March 18, 2019

The final piece in our social media promotion blog series is probably the one that we find salon owners struggle with the most. Amplification, or how you communicate your promotion to your chosen target audience. Whether that’s social media, email marketing, PR, advertising, printed mail outs, Google Adwords, in-salon sales – whatever your communication plan […]


PROTECT YOUR SALON & PROFITABILITY WITH PROMOTION TERMS & CONDITIONS

March 11, 2019

HABA would like to take this opportunity to thank our members for the incredible feedback we have received on this series of blog posts. We are loving bringing you ways to make sure that your salon profitability is high and how to run a successful salon promotion, and we are glad that you too are […]


GET YOUR TEAM ON BOARD FOR A GREAT SALON PROMOTION

March 4, 2019

Running a salon promotion sounds great in theory, until you get into your salon and look at all the different areas that need to be integrated for it to work. From your online booking system to salon system and training your staff, it’s enough to make you put a promotion into the ‘too hard’ basket. […]


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