Do you rent out chairs or beauty treatment rooms? Employ independent contractors? We’ll help you steer clear of the legal pitfalls in this complex area. As a Member you enjoy free employment support to help you manage the legal aspects of employing freelancers in your salon.

Key independent contractor support benefits

  • Free contracts for chair renting.
  • Agreements for renting out treatment rooms.
  • Free 24/7 Employment Helpline and legal advice.
  • Advice if you rent-a-chair or room from a salon.
  • Commercial advice on chair renting/treatment room fees.

Chair renting and treatment room advice & agreements

Members can download our free professionally drafted contracts covering rent-a-chair freelancers and renting out a treatment room. The law moves quickly in this area and it is very easy for salon owners to be caught out, leaving you with holiday back-pay, national insurance contributions and other accrued employment rights.

Our contracts are comprehensive, up-to-date and prepared by industry specialists. Moreover, they are free to Members and will save you considerable lawyers’ fees, worry and time.

NHF Members can download or order our comprehensive Guide, “Chair Renting or Employees?” here free of charge.

Employment helpline for freelance questions

Both our Employment Helpline and our Commercial Lifelines offer free advice on employment issues. Call them if you have freelance/independent contractor questions and need support.

Perhaps you currently employ staff and are thinking of making them self-employed? Be careful, there could be a redundancy situation. If you call the NHF Legal Helpline before taking action they can support you through this and ensure you don’t leave your business exposed.

Learn more about the Employment Helpline and our Commercial Lifeline and how they give you free peace of mind when running your salon or barbershop.

Advice for hair or beauty freelancers

If you rent a chair or treatment room from a salon owner then don’t worry, we’ve got you covered too. You can join the NHF as a Solo Member and enjoy many membership benefits.

Freelancers: What other NHF Members have to say…

Richard Grizzle, owner: Foxy’s Barbers

"I joined NHF because I wanted a legal framework around my business. I have several chair renters in my barbershop and when you have people running their own business within yours it can lead to issues unless it’s properly organised."
"I use to draw up my own agreements with chair renters until I learnt about the importance of having legally watertight contracts. I have also heard stories about people running into problems with the tax man due to poorly drafted contracts."

Support and protection for your hair or beauty business

Membership is open to all UK barbers and hair & beauty salons and costs from just £147 for Solo Members. Join us today and enjoy immediate access to our many membership benefits, alternatively call us on 01234 831965 or email us.

Already an NHF Member? Login to learn more about your membership benefits, speak to our Membership Team on 01234 831965 or email us.