Running a Business

Click on the articles below for more hot tips and information from the business experts.

Alcohol in the salon  

Serving alcohol in your business – the law and marketing

What you need to know about serving and offering alcohol in your salon or barbershop and which licences you need.  Read more


Ways to improve profit  

Five ways to improve profit with strategic pricing

Simon Harris from mysalonmanager looks at five ways to help you understand what prices you should be charging to improve profits for your salon or barbershop.  Read more


Energy effiency  

7 ways of becoming more energy efficient in your salon

Dr Denise Baden from Southampton Business School shares her top 7 ways of saving you money and making your business more energy efficient.  Read more


NMW Campaign  

National Minimum Wage Rate Change

Check your rates as you many not be paying your employees the right rates for the National Minimum Wage and the National Living wage.  Read more


Starting a new business  

Journey of a new salon owner

If you want to be a salon owner there are certain things you need to know. Before you start your journey, take a look at these tips with things you need to consider.  Read more


Profitablilty  

How to make your salon more profitable

To know if you are making a profit, you must know how much money your salon is bringing in and needs to pay out.   Read more


Salon software  

How to understand what our computer systems are telling us!

Penny Etheridge looks at how to use salon software reports to manage your team.   Read more


No shows  

Dealing with No Show Clients

Not only is it incredibly annoying when clients don’t show up to their appointments, but they can cost your salon thousands of pounds each year.   Read more


Mystery Shopping Pros & Cons  

Understanding Business Rates

What are business rates? How are they calculated? How do they work? The NHF answers all of your questions.   Read more


Salon Start-up Guides  

Salon Start-up Guides

The NHF has published a series of online start-up guides to help hairdressing, barbering and beauty entrepreneurs take the plunge and launch their own businesses.  Read more


Succession Planning  

Succession Planning

Now is a great time for fresh thinking especially when your business is heading in the right direction. Step back, re-evaluate and regroup for the coming year.  Read more


Chris Amos  

The Art of Business Knowledge

Want to know more on the new NHF Business Workshops? How to make your salon more profitable; how to manage yourself and your team and how to deliver a great client experience.  Read more


5 Steps to Success

 

 

Five Steps to Success

Being successful is about realising you cannot spin all the plates all the time. It’s important to step back, regroup and think strategically about what you have achieved and what needs prioritising.  Read more


Beauty Treatments  

10 Tips for Starting Your Own Beauty Business

It is a very common misconception that you can just start a business, and it seems to be particularly the case in our industry.   Read more


Starting a beauty business  

Extending into beauty treatments

No one doubts it has been tough on the high street in the past few years, but one area that held up remarkably strongly is beauty treatments, with male grooming in particular doing well.  Read more


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