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The NHF issues warning to businesses following National Minimum Wage 'naming and shaming'

16 February 2017

Following the public ‘naming and shaming’ of businesses in the UK who were exposed for underpaying their employees the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage, the NHF has today issued a warning to businesses.

The NHF launches this year’s prestigious Photographic Stylist of the Year competition

6 February 2017

Showcase your styling techniques by submitting an image suitable for the front cover of our Salonfocus magazine.

The NHF launches ‘Incredibles’ competition to select aspiring stylists for fabulous prizes

30 January 2017

The NHF has launched its ‘Incredibles’ competition for a third year to recognise and inspire industry talent. Competition closes on 31 May 2017.

Don’t get caught out by business rate changes, NHF warns salons

23 January 2017

Hair and beauty salons and barber shops are being urged to go online and check out what their new business rates bill will be in April.

The Self-Assessment tax return deadline is looming, warns the NHF

16 January 2017

The deadline for those completing their 2015/2016 tax returns is 31 January 2017, to assist you the NHF have compiled a list of digital support available.

The NHF calls for greater awareness of the code of practice in light of Harrods’ tipping protest

11 January 2017

The United Voices of the World union (UVW) has been protesting the 75% service charge collected by 16 cafes and restaurants at Harrods this week.

New government appointment signals tough enforcement of the minimum wage, warns the NHF

6 January 2017

Government announce the appointment of Sir David Metcalf as the first Director of Labour Market Enforcement. The new role signals the government’s intention to co-ordinate employment enforcement bodies.

Industry welcomes important step forward in ‘trailblazer’ apprenticeship reforms in England

20 December 2016

The government has approved the industry’s plans for assessing hairdressing and barbering apprentices within new employer-developed “trailblazer” apprenticeships...

Don’t forget perils of cashflow over Christmas, warns NHF

19 December 2016

The NHF is reminding salons and barber shops of the importance of keeping on top of their cashflow and credit control in the run-up to Christmas and over the festive period.

Salons need to tread carefully when using young-looking models, warns NHF

12 December 2016

Hair, beauty and barbering might be a vibrant, creative and often “young” industry, but salons and barber shops need to be careful about portraying models.

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