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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 […]


2019 YEAR IN REVIEW

December 22, 2019

As the end of 2019 speeds towards us, the team at HABA would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support of the Hair and Beauty Association that supports you. We know that there are plenty of hair and beauty associations in Australia, but we are proud that you are a […]


SETTING YOUR SALON GOALS FOR 2020

December 16, 2019

In case you can’t tell, the team at HABA are pretty excited for 2020. We have made some bad puns about it, and we keep referring to our 2020 vision. But that’s all just because a new year is a chance to make serious change in your business – and if you start your year […]


Fair Work Commission decision rejects union application to vary the Hair and Beauty Industry Award 2010 to include district allowances.

December 9, 2019

HABA and Ai Group have worked together for many years – they have been our partner, helping us to shape the Hair and Beauty Award 2010 with the salon owner at the front of mind, fighting against and winning against outlandish union claims and change requests. The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) has successfully convinced the Fair […]


HABA + AI GROUP – Fighting for Salon Owners // 2019 recap

December 2, 2019

The partnership between HABA and Ai Group is one of the foundations of your membership with HABA. Ai Group provide members with accurate, up-to-date legal advice concerning workplace relations and staffing issues, ensuring that your salons are protected and that salon owners are well informed.   Ai Group and HABA partner together to represent salon […]


HOW TO RAISE YOUR PRICES AND KEEP YOUR CLIENTS IN THE NEW YEAR

November 25, 2019

The cost of running a hair or beauty business is getting higher and higher each year. From overheads to wages, training to simply the cost of living, a rise in prices across your salon will have to happen at some stage. That doesn’t make it any less daunting.   The idea of raising prices fills […]


GETTING YOUR CHRISTMAS ROSTER RIGHT

November 18, 2019

We know that Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for salon owners. Everyone gets their brows, facials and blow dry’s done before the Christmas parties and the big day, and this adds a lot of pressure both to you as a salon owner and to your staff to manage the workload. […]


MAXIMISING YOUR BUSINESS WITH YOUR EXISTING CLIENTS

November 11, 2019

There’s a saying in business that often gets forgotten in the age of digital advertising – it takes twice as much energy to get a new client as it does to work with an existing one. Now, that’s not to say that you should forget about new customer acquisition altogether, but it does highlight here […]


DO I NEED A BLOG FOR MY SALON?

November 4, 2019

We hear a lot about social media marketing and website optimisation and SEO and SEM and all the things we should be doing for our business – but we rarely hear about the thing that should be driving it all, and that is your blog.   Yes, you absolutely need a blog for your hair […]


ARE BUSINESS AWARDS WORTH IT?

October 28, 2019

We have all seen the stickers on doors, the Instagram posts, and the buttons on websites – Local Awards season is finally done and dusted. For salon owners, it can be easy to assume that being part of or winning your Local Business Award is an important measure of the success of your salon – […]


Plan your Christmas Promotions NOW

October 14, 2019

Who can believe that Christmas is just around the corner? It might feel like months away – but in reality it is only 84 days away. That means now is the best time to start planning your Christmas promotions so that you have enough time to market them and clear them out before you and […]


2019 HABA AGM

October 14, 2019

 Our AGM is a great chance for us to check in with our members, in person, to see what your experience of being a HABA member is like, what we can do to contribute and add more value to your business and what you believe are the biggest challenges facing our industry. Our HABA AGM […]


LISTENING TO YOUR CUSTOMERS

October 8, 2019

In business, we like to think we know our customers. WE like to think we understand what it is that makes them happy, why they choose to spend their hard-earned dollars with us and what they want. But 9 times out of 10 we as business owners aren’t the actual target market for our salon […]


TAKING A BREAK FROM YOUR SALON BUSINESS.

September 30, 2019

Do you struggle to switch off while you’re away from work? Even while you’re on holidays? We understand how difficult it can be to step away from your salon; not only do you love what you do, but as a business owner, everything related to your business is deeply personal and has an impact on […]


Are you aware of your record keeping requirements under the Fair Work Act?

September 23, 2019

Are you aware of your record keeping requirements under the Fair Work Act? The Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act) requires employers to make and keep certain employee records relating to pay, hours of work and leave entitlements for seven years. Current and former employees have the right to access their own records. Fair Work […]


Protecting your salon business from scams

September 16, 2019

We spoke last week about how sophisticated some of the scams targeting small business are getting and the different kind of scams you might encounter. But how do you protect yourself and your business from these scams? 1. Be aware Make sure you stay up to date on the latest scams that are floating around. […]


Mental health and small business

September 9, 2019

Running your own business can be hugely rewarding, but for many small business owners, having sole responsibility for the company’s success or failure can take its toll. It can be easy to focus all your time and attention on your business and forgot about your own health and wellbeing. Sole traders and small business owners […]


SCAMS FOR SALON OWNERS TO WATCH OUT FOR

September 2, 2019

We have all received the emails, the letters, the calls and the texts. The ATO is reassessing your business, but it’s come from an email address with way too many numbers in it. The letter directs you to head to a website that doesn’t end with .gov.au. The phone call from the ATO appears on […]


EDUCATING CUSTOMERS ON PARALLEL IMPORTS

August 26, 2019

We have all seen them. The discount retailers who pop up out of nowhere one week and are flooding the market with cheap, imported hair and beauty products at an incredibly discounted rate. For the average consumer, it sounds incredibly attractive, right? The same products they buy in salon for less. But it’s not that […]


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