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PR Pathways to support 457 & 482 Visa holders

PR Pathways to support 457 & 482 Visa holders

Industry News, Business News, Blog

By now everyone seems to be aware that the Minister of Immigration announced last week that there will be some positive changes coming for temporary skilled workers looking for a pathway to permanent residency. Is it the magic pill that everyone was speaking about to assist all temporary 482/457 visa holders to get to PR? Perhaps not exactly… These changes however will benefit skilled workers who remained here during the pandemic and encourage them to stay in Australia permanently.

ShortcutsPay Zero Cost EFTPOS

ShortcutsPay Zero Cost EFTPOS

Industry News, Business News

Talking about EFTPOS terminals isn’t the sexiest topic, we’ll admit. But talking about ways to save easy money simply by running your salon? Oh honey, we are listening!

How a membership program can benefit your business

How a membership program can benefit your business

Industry News, Business News, Blog

The last two years have created a huge amount of uncertainty for everyone in business. To help salons reduce the cashflow uncertainty, attract new clients and increase their business valuation through direct debit membership programs, AHC Associate Member Payleadr has released a free membership toolkit for salons spas and clinics. This toolkit provides everything you need to design and implement an effective membership program, to generate strong and predictable recurring revenue.

Are you struggling to find staff? Please complete this short survey!

Are you struggling to find staff? Please complete this short survey!

Industry News, Business News

In lobbying for the Visa/Sponsorship terms to change for our industry, the Government wants to see evidence from salon owners that have attempted to find staff. The success of our lobbying relies heavily on responses from salon owners.

Victorian Re-Opening - What we know so far...

Victorian Re-Opening - What we know so far...

Industry News, Business News, Blog

The time has finally arrived to begin the journey towards reopening Victoria. Whilst the excitement is palpable, and a sense of promise for our industry is burgeoning, we still have many questions and logistics to navigate regarding the government legislations and expectations for businesses and employees to maintain safe workplaces with respect to COVID-19.

AHC Survey Results - Vaccinations & Small Business

AHC Survey Results - Vaccinations & Small Business

Industry News, Business News, Blog

More than 3000 salon owners and hairdressers took part in a survey by the Australian Hairdressing Council regarding vaccinations and small business. Here are the results.

2021 Australian Hair Industry Awards Finalists Announced

2021 Australian Hair Industry Awards Finalists Announced

Industry News, Business News

Who are the finalists for the Australian Hair Industry Awards 2021?

The National Skills Commission Key Findings on the Skills Priority List (SPL) now includes Hairdressing

The National Skills Commission Key Findings on the Skills Priority List (SPL) now includes Hairdressing

Industry News, Business News, Blog

GOOD NEWS….the National Skills Commission Key Findings on the Skills Priority List (SPL) now includes Hairdressing.

2021 AHIA Creative finalists announced

2021 AHIA Creative finalists announced

Industry News, Blog

Hair industry celebrates as finalists for 2021 Australian Hair Industry Awards are revealed.

Four key consumer trends set to impact global beauty and personal care industry in 2021

Four key consumer trends set to impact global beauty and personal care industry in 2021

Consumer News, Business News

Interested in knowing what's going to drive consumer behaviour for 2021? We outline what Mintel, the experts in what consumers crave, found out.

Industry Survey on the impact of COVID

Industry Survey on the impact of COVID

Industry News

Australian Hairdressing Council releases results of industry survey detailing the impact of COVID on business, staff and mental health.

Matrix debuts 2021 rebrand

Matrix debuts 2021 rebrand

Industry News, Business News

In major product news for the professional hair industry, renowned brand Matrix has debuted a rebranding, repositioning the whole product line in its look and feel and overhauling its offering as anchored by a 40 year legacy.

L'Oreal Colour Trophy 2020 winners announced

L'Oreal Colour Trophy 2020 winners announced

Industry News

The Australian L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy has named its 2020 winner, medallists and other award recipients as the historic global franchise celebrates its 65th year.

The Queen's Birthday long weekend belongs to hairdressers with Hair Festival & AHIA Creative Awards

The Queen's Birthday long weekend belongs to hairdressers with Hair Festival & AHIA Creative Awards

Industry News

The Queen’s Birthday Weekend, AKA the weekend of hairdressing, is quickly rushing toward us and, with that, both the Australian Hair Industry Awards (Creative) and Hair Festival are open for business.

2020… A year in review from the Australian Hairdressing Council

2020… A year in review from the Australian Hairdressing Council

Industry News

Tough times create even tougher individuals, and now as we emerge from the other side of COVID-19, we thank ourselves lucky to live in a country like Australia and send our thoughts and prayers to those overseas who are not as fortunate. Here is a snapshot of what the Australian Hairdressing Council got up to in 2020, plus some exciting plans for 2021!

How to deal with troublesome clients

How to deal with troublesome clients

Business News, Blog

Over the years I have studied the best way to handle disruption within the salon… It's simply to focus on yourself and how you respond to the following situations.

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