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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 […]


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 – […]


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