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Where hairdressing professionals stand together as one strong voice for our industry.

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Salon Select

SUPPORT FOR SALON & BARBER SHOP OWNERS

A team of 12 employment specialists to answer your HR and staffing queries.

A resource Library with 400+ valuable links and resources.

Connection to industry through social media, education and live events.

Accreditation to promote your business to your local community.

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Solo Owner Select

Are you a freelancer, solo operator, hairdresser with a compliant home business or in a rent-a-chair arrangement, without staff? This one’s for you!

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Associate

From salon supplies to allied industry services, connect with thousands of businesses around Australia to promote your product or service.

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Franchisee

For franchises and groups of 5+ salons. 

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RTO

For public or private Registered Training Organisations. Connect with those who influence future directions in Training Package reviews and education.

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Teachers at private colleges or TAFE can connect with key industry players about vital training plans for your students’ future.

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H.A.I.R.

The Hairdressing Australia Industry Register recognises and publicly promotes qualified, professional hairdressers working in compliant business structures.

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AHC Podcast

Welcome to the AHC Podcast!

Join us in conversation with experts, thought leaders and colourful characters in the hairdressing industry and beyond. We'll be discussing stories and ideas to inspire, educate and entertain... And most importantly, to help grow your business.

You can find us on Spotify HERE or Apple HERE or Amazon HERE

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Upcoming Events

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Hair Aid Bali

Indonesia
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NEW ERA presented by Monique McMahon with US guests, Devyn Pennell and Carlos Rojas - wave

NEW ERA presented by Monique McMahon with US guests, Devyn Pennell and Carlos Rojas

Sydney
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March
Pivot Point Haircutting Short Course - Cut System 1 - wave

Pivot Point Haircutting Short Course - Cut System 1

Sydney
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April
Revlon Professional Elevate Your Mane Styling With Paula Hibbard - wave

Revlon Professional Elevate Your Mane Styling With Paula Hibbard

Melbourne
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Pivot Point Advanced Haircutting - Salonability Cut & Style - wave

Pivot Point Advanced Haircutting - Salonability Cut & Style

Melbourne
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Pivot Point Hairdressing Refresher Course - wave

Pivot Point Hairdressing Refresher Course

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Latest News

The AHC is your trusted source for the latest news and developments from the Government, industry key players, education and training and national events.

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Breaking News & Industry Updates

Launching Curate Awards - the new competition that puts the spotlight on apprentices

Launching Curate Awards - the new competition that puts the spotlight on apprentices

Industry News, Blog

Introducing a new and unique competition initiative to spotlight our most exciting industry talent - apprentices - say hello to CURATE Awards. Brisbane hairdressing icon and reigning AHIA Creative Australian Hairdresser of the Year 2023 Justin Pace has created a unique competition platform to discover and celebrate Australia’s freshest urban and regional Apprentice talent through the delivery of exciting hair vision and creativity.

My Business Lease - Should I stay or should I go?

My Business Lease - Should I stay or should I go?

Business News, Blog

At some stage in the business lifecycle, every business, large or small, needs to evaluate whether they “STAY” in their current business premises and negotiate a renewal or “GO” and negotiate a new lease in a new location. This process can be complicated and is not something most business owners look forward to doing. So, where do you start?

2023 Australian Hair Fashion Awards Announce Winners

2023 Australian Hair Fashion Awards Announce Winners

Industry News, Business News, Blog

The 2023 Australian Hair Fashion Awards (AHFAs) took to Sydney’s The Star to celebrate the editorial prowess of our talented hairdressing community, in an evening where hair art, fashion and entertainment collided, honouring 25 winners across business, regional, creative and product categories.

Get Ready to Shine: Love Your Hairdresser Week returns to celebrate hair heroes from 13-19 November

Get Ready to Shine: Love Your Hairdresser Week returns to celebrate hair heroes from 13-19 November

Industry News, Consumer News, Business News, Blog

Love Your Hairdresser Week, the annual celebration of all hair professionals, is back for its fourth year from November 13 to 19, 2023. It’s a special time for individuals and businesses alike to shine a spotlight on the unsung heroes of the beauty industry, our hairdressers and barbers, who do more than just transform hair – they nurture self-esteem, inspire confidence, and strengthen community bonds.

Launching Curate Awards - the new competition that puts the spotlight on apprentices

Launching Curate Awards - the new competition that puts the spotlight on apprentices

Industry News, Blog
My Business Lease - Should I stay or should I go?

My Business Lease - Should I stay or should I go?

Business News, Blog
2023 Australian Hair Fashion Awards Announce Winners

2023 Australian Hair Fashion Awards Announce Winners

Industry News, Business News, Blog
Get Ready to Shine: Love Your Hairdresser Week returns to celebrate hair heroes from 13-19 November

Get Ready to Shine: Love Your Hairdresser Week returns to celebrate hair heroes from 13-19 November

Industry News, Consumer News, Business News, Blog
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"AHC membership is the best investment I have ever made for my business."

The AHC represents more than 1500 salons around Australia and is the leading industry body in hairdressing and barbering. Everything we do is for the benefit of our members and our industry.

Our members are our greatest fans and proud to be a part of the AHC family.

Click below to read just a small sample about why they love being a member of the Australian Hairdressing Council.


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American Express

Shop Small is a national movement founded by American Express to celebrate the valuable contributions small businesses make to their communities and the economy, and to encourage shoppers to support them.

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Austbrokers Countrywide

Austbrokers Countrywide look after more than 1,000 salon professionals, including some of the industry's biggest names. They've listened to what is important to you and have teamed up with Vero, one of Australia's largest insurers, to design policies that cover the risks you face, ensuring you receive insurance styled especially for you.

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Salon Club

For salon owners, memberships are a way to create certainty, confidence, and choices in life. For their clients, memberships are a way to more easily, and affordably, achieve their goals. aglow provides everything a salonneeds to run a successful membership program. We help you design and promote your membership offerings, and we handle all payments, customer support, and administration for your program.

Memberships are a way to help the salon professionals truly realize their potential, by providing an opportunity to generate strong and predictable recurring revenue, leading to better support from lenders, landlords and everyone outside the industry. This translates into easier lending, higher business sales prices, and smoother cash flow and stress-levels.

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Afterpay

Afterpay is Australia's largest Buy Now Pay Later platform. We empower customers to access the things they want and need, like hair services and products, while still allowing them to maintain financial wellness and control, by splitting payments in four, for both online and in-salon purchases.

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Commonwealth Bank

Whether you’re starting, running or growing your business, Commonwealth Bank, a proud partner of the Australian Hairdressing Council, could help you do business your way. AHC members could benefit from our direct relationship service and a comprehensive range of business solutions tailored to help you achieve your business goals.

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