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NEW APPRENTICE WAGE SUBSIDIES – What salon owners need to know.

November 12, 2018

Salon owners know that the cost of an apprentice far outweighs the benefits, at least for the first few years. Between the time invested in training, the cost of schooling and supplies, choosing to take on an apprentice is not something to be done lightly or without considering the bottom line of your business. In […]


Would you trust a doctor with no qualifications?

November 5, 2018

SPONSORED BY SOLAIRE It seems slightly dramatic… but we’re guessing you wouldn’t! So why should your client spend their hard-earned money being spray-tanned by an unqualified therapist? At Solaire®, we’re proud to offer high quality accredited spray tan training. As industry experts, we decided to put together some information on the subject of spray tan […]


LEGAL SET UP FOR YOUR SALON – Have you got yourself covered?

October 29, 2018

Being in business isn’t easy. Whether you’re a new business just starting to get set up, or whether you’re quite established and looking to make a change in the way you operate – there are plenty of legal requirements that you need to check off, and we can absolutely assure you that it’s more involved […]


COMMONLY ASKED APPRENTICE QUESTIONS

October 22, 2018

SPONSORED BY SARINA RUSSO   The team at HABA understand that apprentices are a bit of a challenge for salon owners. Whether it’s finding the right apprentice, onboarding them correctly or questions about training (and the quality of training!) we have heard it all – and we know it still causes a headache. So, we […]


Don’t rely on the sale of your business for your superannuation.

October 15, 2018

Australia is a fantastic country filled with small business owners, all who go into business because they are really good at something or really passionate about a particular industry, which is a wonderful thing. However, many small business owners, including salon owners, hairdressers, beauty therapists and aestheticians, believe that the sale of their business will […]


3 treatment technologies that will transform your business

October 1, 2018

SPONSORED BY THE GLOBAL BEAUTY GROUP With beauty treatments becoming increasingly synonymous with technology, now is the perfect time to start integrating treatment innovations into the traditional salon environment. Doing so will ensure you’re better able to keep up with customer demand for more comprehensive services, faster treatment times and higher strength clinical results. Skin […]


Don’t get caught out with new Casual Conversion Laws

September 24, 2018

From October 1 2018, new laws will apply to 28 modern awards, including the Hair and Beauty Award 2010, that contains a casual conversion provision. The new laws will give ‘regular’ casual employees the opportunity to elect to convert their employment to either full-time or part-time as they choose. Employers must provide their employees with […]


Spray Tan Colour Bases 101

September 17, 2018

This post is shared by HABA Alliance Partner Solaire. There are many spray tan solutions available on the market, so it can be confusing knowing which products to choose for your clients! At Solaire® we take pride in being tanning industry innovators and pushing the boundaries! Solaire® was one of the first spray tan companies […]


SALON OWNERS, STAFF + SOCIAL MEDIA

September 10, 2018

How to protect your salon from the impacts of your team’s social media In the new digital age, we know more than ever that your clients are checking out your salon on social media, and often it goes further than that. We have received a number of calls from concerned salon owners about managing their […]


Rent a Chair Agreements for Salon Owners

September 3, 2018

Renting a chair out in your salon is an easy way to add some extra income to your bottom line and introduce a whole new audience to your salon, retail offering and services. If done well, it can be a win for both salon owners and stylists – the salon owner gets someone paying rent […]


ADAPTING TO CHANGE – New Technologies for Salon Owners.

August 27, 2018

The world is changing, and the business of being in Hair and Beauty is absolutely no different. From payments to new technology, salon owners need to stay up to date with the changes in their industry and the way that business is changing to ensure that they stay relevant in a rapidly evolving marketplace.   […]


WHAT EVIDENCE IS REQUIRED TO TAKE SICK LEAVE?

August 20, 2018

As we wind down out of peak flu season, many business owners are starting to get a bit sick (excuse the pun!) of staff calling in the morning of their shift to say they’re unwell. While most staff are usually pretty good, many salons will know that there are just some employees who like to […]


QUARTERLY UPDATE OF CHANGES TO THE HAIR & BEAUTY AWARD Q2 2018

August 13, 2018

We know that the Hair and Beauty industry is a dynamic, evolving industry. The same is true for the Hair & Beauty Award, which tends to have significant changes every quarter, which you can catch up for last quarter here. Here are the changes made to the Hair & Beauty Award that salon owners need […]


Father’s Day marketing tips to increase male clientele

August 6, 2018

Sponsored by The Global Beauty Group. Would you like to see more males walking through your salon door in 2018? If so, it’s a smart business move considering the worldwide men’s grooming market is predicted to hit 56 billion dollars by 2020. Yes, men want to look good and feel great too — and there’s […]


THE WAR ON WASTE BEING WAGED WITH SALON OWNERS

July 30, 2018

The war on waste has truly come to salons, with more and more salon owners taking some form of action to reduce waste within their hair or beauty salon. If you’ve been stuck behind the basin or in the treatment room and haven’t heard of The War of Waste, it was a program created by […]


DON’T BE FOOLED BY CHEAP IMITATIONS – JOIN HABA TODAY

July 23, 2018

Here at HABA, we appreciate that the Hair and Beauty Industry can be a bit of a mine field. As small business owners, salons are often being bombarded with false information about the ways in which they run their business, and as members of a fast-paced and ever-changing industry, the rules are being shifted all […]


DO NOT BE COMPLACENT WITH STAFF WAGES OR SUPERANNUATION

July 16, 2018

There has been a lot of talk in the media lately about underpaying staff, including this highlight case on Napoleon Perdis and his former staff claiming nearly $100,000 in unpaid bonuses and other outstanding contractual payments. As staff become more aware of their entitlements and as workers unions become stronger and bolder, salon owners who […]


Is it safe to use fake tans during pregnancy?

July 9, 2018

SPONSORED BY SOLAIRE SPRAY TANNING It is a question often asked and rarely answered comprehensively – is fake tan safe to use during pregnancy? In an attempt to fully answer the question and provide as much information as possible, Andrea Taylor from Solaire undertook extensive research and literature review on the subject. What is spray […]


CHANGES TO RTO’s IN THE HAIR & BEAUTY INDUSTRY – WHAT SALON OWNERS NEED TO KNOW

July 2, 2018

RTO’s have become a bit of a dirty word throughout the Australian Vocational Education System. While HABA appreciates that this is really large and complex industry, we are seeing first-hand accounts of salon owners suffering due to poor training and education provided by the thousands of new RTO’s that have popped up since the deregulation […]


NEW MINIMUM WAGE RATES FOR THE HAIR AND BEAUTY INDUSTRY UP 3.5%

June 25, 2018

We told our members back at the start of June that the National Minimum Wage was to increase after July 1 and we can now confirm the pay rates for Hairdressers and Beauticians across Australia have increased. HABA takes the time to calculate the changes to the award wage quite carefully, as rounding errors made by other […]


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