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Top tax deductions tips for your salon

October 23, 2017

Sponsored content from CommBank The tax deductions available for your small business can change every year. Being across the latest deductions available can be an easy way to reduce your tax liability, so to save salon owners time, here are six tax deductions worth knowing about. Purchase of a business asset that costs less than […]


CHRISTMAS ANNUAL LEAVE FOR HAIR AND BEAUTY SALONS

October 16, 2017

Christmas is a necessary evil for salon owners. It can be both the busiest time of the year, as everyone gets their brows, facials and blow dry’s done before the silly season; and then it can swing around again and become completely dead through January as your clients go on holidays and take a break. […]


SALON CHRISTMAS SHUTDOWN REQUIREMENTS FOR 2017

October 9, 2017

While Christmas might seem an age away for many salon owners staring down the barrel of one of the busiest periods of the year, it’s important that you start considering your salon closure period for Christmas now to ensure that you are completely compliant.   Salon owners are required to give their staff 4 weeks’ […]


IT’S ALL HAPPENING AT HABA: HABA AGM & HABA ELECTIONS

October 2, 2017

As most of our members are now aware, the HABA AGM is quickly approaching, being held on the 30th of October 2017 at the Commonwealth Bank Level 19 201 Sussex Street, Sydney from 6:30 pm. If you haven’t yet, please RSVP by clicking this link. Dinner and drinks are provided and you have a chance […]


WHY INSURANCE IS SO IMPORTANT FOR SALON OWNERS.

September 25, 2017

On the advice line at HABA, we often hear about members who don’t currently have salon insurance in place, for one reason or another. It might be the cost, although there are some really easy ways to get a great deal on salon insurance; sometimes it just comes down to the hassle of getting it […]


Amendments to Fair Work Act to Protect Vulnerable Workers

September 18, 2017

In response to investigations into the exploitation of underpaid workers of prominent Australian franchises, the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 was passed on 4 September 2017.   This will inevitably change the regulatory landscape of workplace law, particularly for franchisors. As the name suggests, it protects vulnerable workers by increasing fines for serious breaches […]


GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR SALON OWNERS THROUGH JOB ACTIVE

September 11, 2017

Salon owners are applicable to receive up to $10,000 for a new employee brought on through the Job Active program, giving you a great opportunity to bring on a new team member without the associated costs of recruitment and training.   Job Active is an initiative run by the Australian Government to get more Australians […]


WHY YOU SHOULD GET AN APPRENTICESHIP.

September 4, 2017

According to TAFE NSW, the hair and beauty industry is worth over $4 billion each year and currently employs 81,000 people, providing strong employment growth over the next five years and an above average level of future job openings. (Source: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/job-areas/hair-and-beauty and Australian Government Job Outlook, 2016). In a tough economy, where many university-educated students are struggling […]


WHY YOU MUST CORRECTLY INDENTURE AN APPRENTICE

August 28, 2017

Salon owners must be very careful to indenture or bring on apprentices correctly to ensure that they are protected against under-payment claims from staff. HABA have spoken before about a range of issues surrounding apprentices and their wages, but just as important are the obligations of salon owners to apprentices and their entitlements. If a […]


WASTE AND RECYCLING IN THE HAIR AND BEAUTY INDUSTRY IN AUSTRALIA

August 21, 2017

We all know that recycling is the best thing that we can do for the environment and the preservation of the planet for future generations. At home, we recycle just about everything from cardboard boxes to glass bottles and hard plastics. We know what needs to be done to ensure that our garbage is reduced […]


UPCOMING CLAIMS IN THE FWC FOR THE HAIR & BEAUTY INDUSTRY

August 14, 2017

The Hair & Beauty industry is constantly evolving and this often spills over into the award for employees too. While we have just released the list of significant changes that are occuring to the Hair & Beauty Award in Q2 of 2017, there are a number of key propositions being put forward by the unions […]


QUARTERLY UPDATE FOR THE HAIR & BEAUTY AWARD – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

August 7, 2017

We work in a dynamic, evolving industry with everything from techniques, products, trends – and even regulations – changing all the time. The same is true for the Hair & Beauty Award, which tends to have significant changes every quarter. Here are the changes made that salon owners need to know about in the second […]


BeyondBlue the real winners in HABA Luxury Prize Draw

July 31, 2017

Hair and Beauty Australia were proud to have recently donated $5,000 to beyondblue, the profits from our huge Luxury Draw put on to raise money and awareness for those in our community who are suffering from depression and anxiety. Around 1 million Australian adults live with depression and over 2 million have anxiety. On average, […]


DECISION ON CASUAL WORKERS

July 24, 2017

The Fair Work Commission has made a landmark decision which will give casual employees covered by an additional 85 workplace awards the right to request permanent work after being employed for 12 months. In its decision, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) said as long as the casual employment was “long-term in nature, and to be […]


EMPLOYSURE NOT A SURE THING

July 17, 2017

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) have recently criticised Employsure for misleading clients with the truth – that Employsure are not and have never been affiliated with the FWO. Employsure Pty Ltd is a privately owned and held business which operates a telephone-based advice service relating to workplace issues for business owners. They have been accused […]


THE NEW FINANCIAL YEAR – WHAT SALON OWNERS NEED TO CONSIDER

July 10, 2017

The end of the financial year has been and gone and we are all taking a deep sigh as we get under way for FY2017/2018. Now that everything is feeling shiny and “new” it’s a great chance for salon owners to sit down and review the year that was and what things you can do […]


NEW WAGE RATES FOR HAIRDRESSERS & BEAUTICIANS IN 2017

July 3, 2017

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 too. HABA takes the time to calculate the changes to the award wage quite carefully, as rounding errors […]


HAIRDRESSER LICENSE NOT NECESSARY AND NOT LEGAL

June 27, 2017

There have been a number of conversations happening in the industry recently about creating a licensing/registration program. Hair and Beauty Australia are firmly behind the movement to create stronger regulation in the hair and beauty industry, both to protect the integrity of the profession and to ensure that clients are ultimately better cared for in […]


Income tax vs. BAS – What you need to know.

June 19, 2017

Tax time is well and truly upon us, and if you haven’t booked an appointment to visit your tax agent yet, pick up the phone and give them a call. It’s time to get organised for the end of financial year and HABA understands that tax can be a real cause of confusion for salon […]


AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGES TO INCREASE FROM 1 JULY 2017

June 12, 2017

It was announced this week that the National Minimum Wage was to increase after July 1 by 3.3% to $18.29 an hour – a rise of nearly 60c per hour for workers. The new national minimum wage will be $694.90 per week, an increase of $22.20 per week. This amount is nearly half of the […]


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