British Hairdressing Business Awards finalist Michael van Clarke recently spoke about the 10 principles of business success at a conference in Russia. Here he shares some of the content with HJ. Leading Russian supplier Estel invited Michael van Clarke to speak at its annual conference in Sochi, Russia in May. Michael spoke on the topic ‘How […]
Selling retail products in the salon is a technique that anyone can learn if you follow these basic principles, explains business expert Liz McKeon. Retail selling is quite simply an interaction between people. It is a profession and like all professions it requires skills and techniques that need to be learned and understood. There is […]
One salon owner and one business consultant discuss the pros and cons of adding a tip to a client’s bill at the end of their appointment. Jo Robertson, hair brand and business consultant, believes there should be a service charge. There are some salons in the UK who wouldn’t feel comfortable adding a service charge to their […]
More than 50 major retail chains on the UK high street are demanding rate cuts from the government to protect themselves from growing business rates and competition from online competitors. The retailers, which include Marks & Spencer, Harrods and Iceland have sent a letter to UK chancellor Sajid Javid to request urgent reform to the […]
I, and the organisation I represent find being members of the HBSA very useful in our desire to be a part of such a wonderful industry, as well helping deliver to our commitment to acting professionally in all that we do and helping to continually improve the professionalism of the industry.
We enjoy meeting other industry colleagues, the social events and the ability to discuss industry wide issues with a wide cross section of stakeholders and would thoroughly recommend any business to join.
Alan Revitt, General Manager, The Avec Corporation
For any company operating in the UK’s hair and beauty industry the HBSA is a must. Regular newsletters and updates mean you are always kept up to date with industry relevant laws and policies as well as what’s going on, and the free helpline is a great resource for tax, employment or health & safety information. Above all that though the opportunity to meet and network with key people from all areas of the industry is immensely valuable
Martyn Wady, MD, The Wady Company Ltd
One of the many benefits of HSBA membership is the business support helpline, covering employment law, payroll, health & safety, commercial and legal matters. We use the helpline at least once a week , sometimes daily and the support and guidance we receive is concise and of great help, in fact at times we would be lost without them
Paul Coley, HR Manager, Capital Hair & Beauty
For a smaller company like mine, the Croner help line, which is offered via the HBSA membership, provides vital support. The free advice line offers information on a wide range of business issues. These can range from employment law or contract law questions to advice on health and safety matters. Give it a go - you won't be disappointed