Affiliation for Commercial Providers

SuppliersWant to get your business in front of an audience of 5000+ salon owners?

Affiliate membership is open to nonsalon businesses in the hairdressing, barbering and beauty industry. So if you’re a supplier of salon products, equipment, advice or services, Affiliate membership is right for you.

By becoming an NHF affiliate you unlock all these benefits:

Raise your profile

You’ll be included in the NHF’s directory of suppliers so salon owners know you’re there. Enhance your directory entry with a link to your website and exclusive offers for NHF members.

Linking with us on Facebook and Twitter@NHFederation gives a further boost to your visibility. And you can use the NHF member logo on your website and on promotional materials, increasing your reputation by your affi liation to the UK’s largest, longest-established and authoritative trade association.

Keep your finger on the pulse

NHF’s quarterly update, available exclusively to NHF members and Affiliates, keeps you up to date on employment law and other legislation changes on the horizon.

You’ll receive 6 issues of the award-winning salonfocus magazine and the monthly e-newsletter which reaches over 8000 subscribers so you always know what’s happening in
the industry and how it affects you and your clients.

Get your voice heard

Take part in our member surveys and consultations to infl uence the campaigning work we do with government and other agencies on issues which affect hairdressing, barbering and beauty businesses. These range from apprenticeship standards and funding, the National Minimum Wage to carrier bag charges, Sunday trading and consumer rights.

Advertising discount

You get a discount on adverts in salonfocus magazine, one of the most effective ways of reaching employers in the hairdressing, barbering or beauty sectors.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Affiliate members get first option on all sponsorship opportunities for the NHF’s national competitions – Britain’s Best and Photographic Stylist of the Year – and for NHF’s regional fl oor competitions. At the platinum level, sponsorship is exclusive.

Speaking and writing opportunities

Our affiliate members are the first people we go to for speaking opportunities eg the business stage at major exhibitions or events for members. We’ll approach you for magazine articles whenever relevant topics are coming up in salonfocus and you’ll receive the forward features list to help you plan ahead.

Top tips and NHF guides

Share your knowledge of the hair and beauty industry and your product or service by writing a co-branded NHF
guide or a ‘top tips’ information sheet. All our ‘top tips’ are available to members and non-members on the NHF website and are exclusively written by affiliate members.

Pension scheme

Take the headache out of pensions autoenrolment with guaranteed access to the NHF pension scheme for your employees, with registration and annual fees at the preferential rate available only to NHF members.

Support your client base

We will provide content, free of charge, for you to include on your website or in newsletters going out to your client base eg articles on topical issues such as the National Minimum Wage, apprenticeships and funding, employment law changes, NHF events, national and regional competitions – and we’ll provide you with a limited number of free entries (eg for students) or tickets for you to give to selected clients or offer as a prize.

Referral fees

If one of your clients joins the NHF as a salon member on your recommendation you’ll get a £25 voucher and your
client will get £25 off their first year’s membership fees.


The NHF reserve the right not to promote products / services / offers which confl ict with NHF membership services.
Applications are subject to approval and NHF reserves the right to refuse applications. Colleges and training academies must be accredited by an awarding body.

If you have a commercial salon you will not be eligible for affiliate status – instead you are invited to join as a full salon member.

How to join

Click here to join online
Click to download the application form 
Ring the membership team on 01234 

Affiliation costs just £138 per year (including VAT)

Existing members of the NHF get a discount when quoting AFF95 only paying £95

*To preserve the integrity of the website and magazine, NHF retains full editorial control. Proposals will be considered on a first come first served basis and inclusion remains at the editor’s sole discretion.

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