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Posted September 14, 2021

This year, more than ever, we know salon owners are struggling.

Salons across most of Australia are closed. We have all seen what shut doors have done to us all.

With staff wages, rent and other business costs to cover, and the possibility of closures throughout Australia continuing, a feeling of abandonment and despair is settling in for many salon owners.

Now is the time for us to come together as an industry, support each other and open up about our mental health and the toll these lockdowns are taking on us as salon + business owners.

Mental health is an important issue, now more than ever, and Hair and Beauty Australia wants to do our part to help.

HABA are proud to be supporting Mullets for Mental Health, an initiative run by The Black Dog Institute. We encourage you to support the initiative in any way you can and use this as an opportunity to do something positive in your community through this lockdown.


Here’s what you can do:

  1. Auction off your first appointment back after lockdown + donate the proceeds to charity
    HABA National President Maureen Harding will be auctioning off her first appointment via Facebook + Instagram and we look forward to seeing who wants that first haircut the most!
  2. Purchase a T-shirt
    HABA Member Cabello Culture is selling custom-designed T-Shirts to raise funds for The Black Dog Institute. With all proceeds going to charity, grab your shirt today and wear your support on your sleeve. Shop here.
  3. Share your Mullets
    Whether it’s your own glorious mullet, a stunning mullet cut you’ve created, we want to see all the mullets out for mental health. Tag #HABAMullets so we can share the best of the mullet on our socials!
  4. Share your top mullet cutting + care tips online
    We want to start a conversation with you about YOUR mental health, so start the conversation with your top Mullet Cutting Technique tip or trick.
    Start a conversation with your clients about their mental health by opening with mullet care tips. Who knows where the conversation might lead.
  5. Donate to The Black Dog Institute
    Join Team HABA… where we are all business in the front and party in the back!
    Donate here >


If you’re doing anything within your salon or staff network to raise funds for The Black Dog Institute, please share it with us so we can share it with our network! It might be growing + shaving your mullet, auctioning an appointment, or simply raising funds – no matter how you’re contributing, we want to know about it!

We salon owners need to support each other. HABA is proud to be behind salon owners, no matter what – so get on board, support your team and your fellow business owners and let’s move on to brighter days.

HABA wants to continue to be your trusted advisor during this crisis and wants to help you in managing your business during this period. HABA Members can rest assured knowing that HABA will continue to update our members so they are aware of all changes and developments as they happen. Follow our Facebook page for more updates as we will be posting content to this platform regularly.

For more information or assistance, please contact the HABA Advice Line on 02 9221 9911, 8:30am – 5:30pm AEST Monday to Friday.

Please remember that any question specific to the needs of your business can be answered by one of our Industrial relations lawyers on our advice line. Please call (02) 9221 9911 and press option 1.



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