Following a survey of 1800 industry members as well as high level government bureaucrats and regulators, an overwhelming 95% agreed that the Australian hairdressing industry SHOULD be registered in order to protect its reputation and integrity.
H.A.I.R. is an official register that identifies individuals that are qualified, professional hairdressers working in compliant business structures.
First and foremostly, H.A.I.R. is here to help safeguard and grow the industry. Its existence allows us to:
Annual membership to H.A.I.R. is free. Please encourage your fellow hairdressers to join so we can continue our fight against kitchen operators who negatively impact the hairdressing industry.
H.A.I.R. is for qualified individuals who are still working in the industry to register, not for the salon they work in to register as a group. Each hairdresser needs to have their own individual registration. This includes salon owners as well as those working for suppliers and in education, for example, as long as their role is still classified as part of the hairdressing industry.
No. H.A.I.R. is designed to support those who have completed their qualification and are currently working in the industry. Once an apprentice is qualified, then they should also become a member of H.A.I.R.
In addition to some basic contact information, the sign-up form will ask you to provide the name and contact details of your employer (if you are an employee) or the name of a qualified hairdresser who can verify your qualifications (if you are an employer or sole trader). Once we authorise with them that they and you are qualified hairdressers, then your membership is confirmed. It’s that simple.