We can help you if you if you're renting out space or a room in your beauty salon.
Like any other business decision, you need to go into it with your eyes wide open. The NBF can provide you with the advice and documentation you need whether you’re the  room/area renter or the owner of the beauty salon.

This section covers:

Included in your membership: 

Advice and support

  • 24/7 commercial helpline to answer queries on commercial law, tax, VAT and payroll
  • Space and room renting for beauty salon owners
  • Guide to being a self-employed beauty therapist

Running a business support & advice

  • Guide to delivering an outstanding client experience
  • GDPR toolkit
  • Salon stationery including: loyalty cards
  • Salon marketing guide
  • Latest news & blogs

Legal documentation  

  • Free agreements for renting out treatment rooms or other space from a salon

Health & safety

  • Discounts on beauty health & safety toolkits


  • 20% discount off Salonsure insurance 
  • Quote & buy for immediate cover

Lobbying for you

  • Self-employment and employment status

Get a taster of how we can help you and your business by simply registering for free to download these in-depth expert guides

  • Starting up

  • Salon software 

  • Apprenticeships

  • Pensions

How we can help you

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

Mixed teams

Q: Can I have a mixture of employees and room/space renters in my business?
A: We’ve got a guide for salon owners on renting out rooms or space to self-employed therapists, and also a guide for self-employed people renting rooms or space from a salon


Q: Do I need to have a contract between myself and the space/room renter?
A: Yes, we would advise you to have a contract between both parties – we can supply the agreements free of charge as part of your membership.

Employee vs space/room renters

Q: I am thinking of changing from employing staff to having room/space renters where do I start?
A: Our employment/HR and commercial helpline will be able to help with both aspects of this business decision. 


Q: Do I need to check that the therapist renting a space within my salon is qualified to carry out the treatments they say they are?
A: Self-employed people are responsible for protecting their clients and for their own insurance, but for your peace of mind you should encourage them to check they have the right qualifications as required by their insurance.


Protecting your beauty business

Membership is open to all UK beauty salons  and costs from just £149 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 a Member of the NBF? Simply login to learn more about your membership benefits, call our Membership Team on 01234 831965 or email us.

*Important information about your legal expenses cover:

Worried about lawyers’ costs? As an NBF Member you are automatically registered in our Commercial Legal Expenses Scheme for employment and tax disputes.

This cover (free and part of your membership benefits) will pay your business legal costs up to £50,000*. The comprehensive cover extends to solicitors’ and barristers’ fees, court costs, expenses for Expert Witness and accountants’ fees (subject to normal policy terms, conditions and limitations being met). The policy may also pay the costs of appealing or defending an appeal.

Download a PDF of the NBF Legal Expenses Summary of Cover and the Master Policy for details of the terms, limits, conditions and exclusions of your cost protection cover.

The first £250 of costs and expenses in respect of any claim must be paid by you direct to the representative appointed to act for you as soon as a claim is accepted.