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Are you a freelancer, solo operator, hairdresser with a compliant home business or in a rent-a-chair arrangement? This one’s for you!

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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

Weekend Penalty Rate Increases for Casual Employees continue in 2023

Weekend Penalty Rate Increases for Casual Employees continue in 2023

Industry News, Business News, Blog

Back in 2021, The Fair Work Commission announced a series of instalment increases to the weekend penalty rates for casual employees under the Hair and Beauty Award. These increases were to occur over a period of 2 years, spanning from January 2022 to December 2023. As part of this decision, the 4th instalment of increases occurred on the 31st of December 2022. Considering this decision was originally announced some time ago; as a brief reminder, we have summarised below the relevant increase dates and figures that you need to be aware of and to ensure you have planned for in your business for 2023.

Considering a Rent-a-Chair agreement? Here's all you need to know!

Considering a Rent-a-Chair agreement? Here's all you need to know!

Industry News, Business News, Blog

With the hair industry amidst a critical skills shortage and salons crying out for staff, plus the upward trend of many stylists become solo operators, many salon owners are considering renting a chair out in their salon and undertaking Rent-a-Chair agreements.

2022 Australian Hair Fashion Awards Finalists Announced

2022 Australian Hair Fashion Awards Finalists Announced

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The 2022 Australian Hair Fashion Awards – sponsored by Presenting Partner Dyson and Principle Colour Partner O&M – is back for another year of celebrating the brightest stars currently shining within the Australian & New Zealand hairdressing industry. With such an incredible array of talent on display, the judging panel’s job in 2022 was certainly a difficult one.

Australian Hair Industry Awards 2022 - Business - Finalists Announced

Australian Hair Industry Awards 2022 - Business - Finalists Announced

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Mocha Group are excited to announce the finalists for the Australian Hair Industry Awards 2022- Business. Launched in 2011 by esteemed trade visionary Linda Woodhead and the Mocha Group team, the AHIA’s- Business are renowned as the definitive awards program of business excellence for Australia’s leading hairdressers, salons, specialist businesses, educators and professional products. These accolades come as a welcome reprieve after challenging years with salons and hairdressers ready to look ahead and celebrate their achievements with one another.

Weekend Penalty Rate Increases for Casual Employees continue in 2023

Weekend Penalty Rate Increases for Casual Employees continue in 2023

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Considering a Rent-a-Chair agreement? Here's all you need to know!

Considering a Rent-a-Chair agreement? Here's all you need to know!

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2022 Australian Hair Fashion Awards Finalists Announced

2022 Australian Hair Fashion Awards Finalists Announced

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Australian Hair Industry Awards 2022 - Business - Finalists Announced

Australian Hair Industry Awards 2022 - Business - Finalists Announced

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"AHC membership is the best investment I have ever made for my business."

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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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