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

This section covers:

Included in your membership: 

Legal documentation

  • Free contracts for chair renting 
  • Agreements for renting out treatment rooms or other space

Advice and support

  • 24/7 commercial helpline to answer queries on commercial law, tax, VAT and payroll. 
  • Chair renting or employing staff guide 
  • Guide to becoming a chair renter


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

Running a business support & advice

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

Health & safety

  • Discounts on health & safety toolkits 
  • Allergy alert testing kits and guidelines

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 chair renters in my business?
A: We’ve got a guide to chair renting or employing staff which goes through the pros and cons of introducing chair renters to your business.


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

Employee vs chair renters

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

Spare room

Q: I’ve got a spare room in my business and thinking of making it a beauty room. Can I rent out the space?
A: Yes, you can rent out the space. Like chair renters there will be lots of areas to consider before taking the plunge as well as looking at the pros and cons.

What our members say

Richard Grizzle, Owner Foxy's Barbers

“I rely on NHF contracts and chair renting agreements to make my business legally watertight.
I joined the 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.”

Support your hair and barbering business

Membership is open to all UK barbers and hair & 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 NHF/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 NHF/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 NHF/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.