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Cyber threats

Protect your hair & beauty business from cyber threats 

Is your salon business an easy target for cyber attacks and hackers?  Read more

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Why are contracts so important for your salon or barbershop business?

From renting or buying your premises to taking on staff or apprentices, watertight contracts are key. Read more 

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Is self-employed chair, space or room renting for you?

Make sure you understand what's involved in becoming self-employed before taking the plunge. Read more


An introduction to T levels - get ahead of the curve

What are T levels? And how will they affect training and apprenticeships in the hair, beauty and barbering industry? Read more

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Make your salon and barbershop staff retail savvy

Do your salon or barbershop staff know how important retail sales are to the bottom line? All those products aren’t just there for decoration – so what do your staff need to know? Read more


Is your salon or barbershop GDPReady?

Data protection laws are set to get tougher when GDPR comes into force on 25 May 2018 and your salon or barbershop will have to comply.
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Save energy and money: top tips for your salon or barbershop

Did you know that hair salons are one of the biggest energy users of all small businesses? Dr Denis Baden of Southampton Business School shares his expert energy advice.  Read more

Online reviews

Handling negative online reviews of your hair or beauty business

How to deal with negative online reviews and protect your hair and beauty brand and reputation.   Read more

TV Licencing

TV licence needed for hair and beauty businesses 

Ensuring you know when your hair or beauty salon requires a TV licence, whether your business features a television or tablet device.   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

How to prevent no show clients in your salon?

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

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

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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