Ensuring you’ve got the correct contracts and paying your beauty apprentices the correct wage is an important part of running a business as apprentices are vital for the industry. The definition of an apprentice is: ‘a person who works for another in order to learn a trade.’ Apprenticeships allow young people to combine practical training in a job with study, learning practical skills whilst earning a wage. 

We also campaign on ensuring the training standards are right for the beauty sector.

This section covers:

Included in your membership: 


  • Guide to apprenticeships
  • Guide to recruitment 
  • Example job description 
  • Guide to employing people 
  • Guide to prices, wages and profits
  • Job application form

Managing your apprentices:

  • 24/7 employment law advice helpline 
  • Guide to employing people 
  • Employee handbook 
  • Guide to managing performance 
  • Performance review template 
  • Guide to absence management 
  • Employment attendance record 
  • Guide to prices, wages & profits 
  • Guide to NMW & NLW 
  • 24/7 payroll helpline 
  • Health & safety toolkit 
  • Staff incentive discounts
  • Salonfocus magazine with the latest news

Ready-to-use contracts & letters:

  • Apprenticeship agreements and deeds (Scotland & N Ireland)
  • Employee handbook 
  • Data protection policy for employees

Lobbying for you:

  • Improving hair & beauty apprenticeship standards

Get your voice heard! We fight for the hair and barbering industry on key areas which impact the industry including improving the apprenticeship standards and funding models for the hair, beauty and barbering industry.  

How we can help you

Please see below typical scenarios that we help our members with daily:

Trailblazer apprenticeships:

Q: Can you explain what’s changed and what I now need to do?
A: Of course, and we also have a guide we can send to you on the topic. Did you also know that we provide watertight apprenticeship agreement/deeds templates you can download and use?


Q: What should I be paying my apprentice?
A: Our friendly membership team can guide you through the correct wage you should be paying your apprentice. Our apprenticeship guide and NMW guide will also support queries on this topic.


Q: What qualifications do beauty therapists need for the separate treatments?
A: We can provide you with the latest qualifications and age restrictions requirement for beauty treatments document. So you can ensure that your beauty therapists have the correct qualifications for the treatments being carried out in your business.

Helping the beauty industry grow

Membership is open to all UK beauty salons and costs from just £149 for Solo Members. Join the NBF today here, call us on 01234 831965 or email us. We’re here to answer your questions and chat to you about how NBF membership will benefit your salon.

Already a NBF Member? To discover more about the support the NBF offers you just login, call one of our Membership Team on 01234 831965 or email us with your questions. We’re here to help.