The NHF can help save you time, money and give you peace of mind that your business is covered with the correct legal support for your hair salon or barbershop. We regularly update our legal documentation and ensure you’re kept up to date with the latest changes to legislation. Your membership also includes up to £50,000 legal expenses insurance  for employment and tax disputes*.

This section covers:

Included in your membership: 

Save lawyers’ fees and time by using our free resources:

Legal support

  • 24/7 employment law advice helpline. 
  • 24/7 commercial helpline to answer queries on commercial law, tax, VAT and payroll. 
  • Up to £50,000 automatic legal expenses insurance cover for employment & tax disputes*.
  • Restrictive covenant enforcement advice and support. 

Legal documentation 

  • Employment contracts 
  • Apprentice agreements/deeds (Scotland & N Ireland)
  • Chair & room/area renting agreements 
  • Staff handbook 

Latest news 

  • Latest information on changes to legislation 

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How we can help you

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

Contracts:

Q: I am employing a new member of staff do I need to get a solicitor to draw up a contract?
A: Members can save time, lawyers’ fees and worry by using the NHF’s ready-to-use contracts available as part of their membership.

Competition:

Q: A member of staff has left to go to another salon and has taken her clients with her?
A: NHF Members have free access to our Legal Lifeline for clear advice on enforcement of restrictive covenants, including template legal letters to ex-employees. This support is available to you even if you don’t use the NHF employment contract, provided you have a clear restrictive covenant within the contract you used.

Disciplinary:

Q: How do I handle the disciplinary process?
A: Members can call the free Employment helpline. Advisors will guide you through the process to ensure that you’re following the correct process.

Legal expenses cover:

Q: What is the legal expenses* cover?
A: Worried about lawyers’ costs? As an NHF Member you are automatically registered in our Commercial Legal Expenses Scheme.

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) for employment and tax disputes. The policy may also pay the costs of appealing or defending an appeal.

What our members say

Jane James, Owner Evergreen Hairdressers

“I wouldn’t dream of not being a member. NHF provides me with up-to-date information and a great deal of security.
Unfortunately, we had to make some redundancies. The NHF legal lifeline was very helpful and ensured we did it accurately, fairly and without a hiccup. I was on the phone weekly to the lifeline during the whole process.
The NHF guides are excellent and help us stay on top of the regulations. Whenever we’re assessed for school work placements, they always say that our health and safety procedures are the most up-to-date and comprehensive they have seen – all of it is downloaded from the NHF website!”

Ensure your protected

Enjoy immediate access to all NHF membership benefits by joining today. You can join us here, call us on 01234 831965 or email us. We’d be delighted to chat to you and answer your membership questions. Annual membership starts from just £269 for Salon Members.

Already a Member of the NHF? 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 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 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.