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Annual Wage Review 2021 DELAYED for Hair & Beauty Industry

June 17, 2021

Following the Annual Wage Review 2021, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has announced a 2.5% increase to the national minimum wage. This will apply to all award wages, with the award increase happening in 3 different stages. The Hair and Beauty Award falls into the third stage, with the increase occurring from the first pay […]


WHAT AUSTRALIAN SALON OWNERS CAN CLAIM AT TAX TIME

June 9, 2021

Supplied to HABA by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) as the only official industry association for Salon Owners.   It’s tax time! It pays to learn what work-related expenses you can claim. Tax time seems to creep up on small business owners each and every year. Usually, we are so busy in the running of […]


TAFE NSW AND HABA JOIN FORCES TO ENSURE HAIR INDUSTRY STAYS SHARP

May 31, 2021

HABA (Hair and Beauty Australia) + TAFE NSW are working together to address skills shortages in the hairdressing industry by offering a traineeship pathway program.   Through the program, students will combine studying a Certificate II in Salon Assistant at TAFE NSW Ultimo with on-the-job experience at HABA member hair salons.   Before the challenges […]


The company tax rate is changing

May 24, 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.   There are changes coming to company tax rates. While the full company tax rate is 30%, your company may be eligible for a lower company […]


FEDERAL BUDGET 2021 – what it means for salon owners.

May 19, 2021

While Federal Budget Night isn’t usually high on the calendar for most business owners, in the wake of Covid-19 the Federal Budget looms higher and higher in importance. The last few budgets have announced significant measures, like JobKeeper, which have helped keep many businesses open during the pandemic and so the team at HABA were […]


NSW Covid-19 Restrictions for Hair + Beauty Salons

May 7, 2021

New Covid-19 restrictions have come into place for NSW Residents from 5pm Thursday 6 May 2021 until 12.01am Monday, 10 May 2021, and some have a direct impact on salon owners. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the three day restrictions would help reduce the risk of a super spreading event.“These measures are proportionate to the risk […]


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 […]


5 BIGGEST MISTAKES SALON OWNERS MAKE IN BUSINESS

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 […]


SALON OWNERS ARE ELLIGBLE FOR POST-COVID LOANS

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 […]


2021 UPDATE TO THE HAIR AND BEAUTY INDUSTRY AWARD

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 […]


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