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Hair & Beauty Franchises – what you need to know.

April 27, 2021

There has been a lot of conversation in our industry of late around franchises in the hair and beauty industry, and some of the trouble that unsuspecting salon owners can fall into when looking at these options in business. Franchises can offer great benefits for those wanting to start their own business, but you absolutely […]


April 14, 2021

Building a successful salon business is a challenge that many of us were less-than-prepared for when we first started our business. But that’s no excuse to continue going the way we are – instead, it’s time to make sure you are not making the 5 biggest mistakes we see in salon businesses and get on […]


March 31, 2021

This blog post is general information only and should not be considered to be financial advice. HABA recommend that all salon owners seek independent financial advice on their business.   For those salon owners still struggling under the cloud of COVID-19, particularly those in Victoria, there is good news from the Federal Government today. Salon […]

MARCH 2021 COVID Restrictions Update for Salon Owners

March 26, 2021

With the new updates coming into effect across Australia this weekend, we thought it would be a good time to revisit the Covid restrictions and rules of each State and Territory. We have linked to the appropriate government website, so if there are any questions more resources are available for salon owners. These notes are […]

ANZAC Day 2021 – what salon owners across Australia need to know

March 18, 2021

Public holidays are often a great chance for all of us, including salon owners who frequently spend most of their weekends working on some part of their business, to take a break and stop for a minute. Some states provide an additional day off when a public holiday falls on a weekend. This year, Anzac […]

Finding Quality Salon Staff

March 9, 2021

In the wake of Covid-19, we are hearing from our members how excruciatingly difficult it is to find quality staff. Employees that might have been in a salon previously are now offering mobile and at-home hair and beauty services, and staff that stayed employed during the pandemic are loathe to move to a new role […]

Is your salon prepared for the Easter public holidays?

March 1, 2021

With the Easter public holidays approaching, now is a good time to re-visit public holiday pay. Easter is often a popular period for employees to want to take the opportunity to have a well-earned break, however, many employers will face a challenging month of managing their employees’ entitlements as well as ensuring there is enough […]

Pay during quarantine and self-isolation – what salon owners need to know.

February 16, 2021

As the coronavirus continues to disrupt business operations across the country, salon owners need to stay on top of their obligations to staff throughout this challenging period. As we have seen breakout cases occur across several states in the past few weeks, we have heard from our members that they are unclear about what their […]

Quarantine & self-isolation: leave options for salon owners + staff.

February 10, 2021

As the coronavirus continues to disrupt business operations across the country, salon owners need to stay on top of their obligations to staff throughout this challenging period. As we have seen breakout cases occur across several states in the past few weeks, we have heard from our members that they are unclear about what their […]


February 1, 2021

Increased Wage Rates and Allowances   In accordance with the Fair Work Commission’s Annual Wage Review 2018-19 Decision, the wage rates and some allowances in the Hair and Beauty Industry Award 2010 have been varied.   The key changes are: Award wage rates will be increased by 1.75% effective from the first full pay period […]

What are the current rules about face masks for salon owners?

January 20, 2021

The rules regarding face masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are regularly being reviewed and updated. Over recent months, there has been an increased focus from public health advice on the wearing of face masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19, with requirements changing as outbreaks occur or decline. The below states currently have […]

Cancellations during Covid.

January 18, 2021

As outbreaks of Coronavirus continue to affect states and territories across Australia, and with a rise in isolations and testing numbers, many of our members are reporting an increase in appointment cancellations. Whether it’s due to self-isolation, forced lockdown of particular areas or the inability to attend an appointment due to being in a testing queue, here are the […]

Last-minute actions to increase your Christmas Sales

December 16, 2020

Christmas is the busiest time of the year for salon owners, and particularly in 2020 this is a chance for many businesses to add to what has been a pretty average year for revenue. If you’ve been a bit distracted with the salon reopening and not as concentrated on your Christmas offers as usual, the […]

Key dates for The Small Business Superannuation Clearing House at end of year

December 14, 2020

Something many small business owners are not on top of at this time of year is closure dates for essential services, like your accounting system, your salon supply company or cut-off dates for your super clearing house. All employers must use a Super Clearing House when paying superannuation to their staff. This allows employers to […]

QR Codes for Client Check-in MANDATORY for Salon Owners.

December 3, 2020

We have seen a lot of conversation in our private member’s group on Facebook recently about the new COVID-19 restrictions in across Australia forcing salon owners to use QR codes for checking in, rather than signing sheets or lodging records on your salon computer. This new rule has been made MANDATORY for all salon owners […]

Christmas 2020 Public Holidays for Salon Owners

November 26, 2020

As salons and staff are getting ready for Christmas, the team behind the phones at HABA  have been getting a stack of phonecalls regarding public holidays during this Christmas season. With the Christmas Public Holidays falling close to the weekend, its important that salon owners understand their requirements for public holiday pay to ensure they […]


November 18, 2020

Christmas 2020 has a lot of expectations on it from salon owners. We are all trying to recoup the losses that we experienced throughout the year in our business, our clients are trying to cram in missed appointments and treatments they missed out on throughout the year and everyone could use some serious time off. […]

BEAUTY SALONS REJOICE: Victorian Salons will be able to offer services without a face mask from 22 November

November 9, 2020

The impact of the coronavirus has been felt most keenly in Melbourne, with one of the largest outbreaks and longest lockdown periods in the country. Beauty salon owners particularly have been significantly affected, with even the latest phases of eased restrictions having additional clauses which prevented salon owners for performing services to any part of […]


November 2, 2020

As we roll into November, now is the time to get yourself into gear for the busiest period on the salon calendar. While we know our regulars will be coming in and probably even have at least two appointments pre-booked in this period, now is a time where you can create significant sales for your […]


October 26, 2020

In a year like no other, we are pleased to bring the HABA AGM to our members completely virtually in 2020. This allows our members from across the country to have the same experience of our AGM and allows our national member base to equally contribute to the conversation. WHEN: MONDAY 23 November 2020 TIME: 6:30pm […]

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