Salon Owner and Solo Operator Memberships

Being a small business owner can be challenging. As an AHC member, you can rest assured that you will receive all the latest information and advice to operate your business successfully. You'll be surrounded by a community of likeminded salon owners and industry experts who will support you all the way on your business journey.





 Specialised Workplace Advisory Team of 12 to help you with unlimited employment, Award and staffing queries available via phone and email 7.30am-8.30pm AEST Monday to Friday except national public holidays – included in your membership (Salon Select membership only - for salon owners with staff).

 Elevate your business with a national accreditation from Australia's leading industry body that you can promote to your clients and staff.

 Access to the latest resources from the ATO, government bodies and the Fair Work Ombudsman.

 A library with more than 400 resources essential for running a business, covering crucial operational information including pay tables and IR changes, at your fingertips.

 Employee management ideas and templates, plus Policies and Procedures covering your salon operations and culture.

 A highly interactive and engaged private Facebook group of salon owners and industry experts to ask questions, share information and be supported 24/7.

 Invitations to exclusive AHC events such as Schmoozefest, Leadership Summit and Industry Day.

  Access to seminars, speakers, business insight and creative education opportunities at discounted AHC membership prices.

 Consumer recognition that your salon is amongst the very best in Australia.

 Accreditation as a GOLD or SILVER Salon Select salon (Salon Select membership only).

 Access to special discounts and packages from our trusted partners to benefit your business.

 Flexible payment options to suit your budget. All memberships are 100% tax deductible.

 The peace of mind knowing that you are not alone, but instead, a valuable member of a likeminded community of other salon owners and industry experts to support you in your business journey every step of the way.

 Valuable support, opportunity, insight and inspiration in many areas as you forge ahead in your business.


🌟 "Being part of the AHC is the best decision we made, as business owners, to have the support and guidance you need to run a successful, sustainable business. From the initial accreditation, the huge resource library, and the support from your peers, it really is priceless." 🌟

Jenni Tarrant, House of Bond

🌟 "The AHC is a godsend for a first time business owner. No question is too silly to be asked. The wealth of knowledge and support available is invaluable." 🌟

Kate Petersen, Artistry of Hair

🌟 "After switching my membership from another industry support group, I have been completely impressed by the high level of standards the AHC offers in all aspects." 🌟

Hayley Pinel, Uber Hair

🌟 "The last three years in business have been tough. Thanks to the AHC, who held my hand through every moment. I wouldn’t be without them." 🌟

Jeanette Rowe, Thomson Street Hair Design

🌟 "Starting out as a business owner five years ago was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. The biggest challenge was feeling isolated, with little to no industry support. Joining the AHC gave me the resources to turn my dream into a thriving business." 🌟

Pete Koziell, Analog Hair

🌟 "The AHC has been the one of the main reasons I have not only survived, but thrived as a salon owner over the past 10 years. The support I get from the AHC itself and vast membership of likeminded and kindhearted members has been invaluable. Friendships that will last a lifetime!" 🌟

Kerrie Di Mattia, Di Mattia & Co

🌟 "The AHC is my work wife, business go-to, support crew, legal advice and sometimes that weird friend whose comments keep you laughing. It’s full of likeminded people, sharing our wins and challenges, and sometimes providing the most valuable feedback you’ll ever get as a business owner." 🌟

Lee Hanmer, Bach Hair


The AHC's Terms & Conditions can be found HERE.

Terms & Conditions: AHC 30 Day Promotional Trial Period for AHC Membership

New members only. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

This membership type allows non-members to experience AHC membership with a one month free trial. To take up this membership type, your credit card details will be supplied via our Payleadr portal as per a normal AHC membership, however no charges will occur for the first 30 days except for the Payleadr account set up fee.

Your One Month Free Membership Trial commences once you have created an account, chosen your membership type (choose Salon Select if you are a salon owner with staff, or choose Solo Operator SOS if you are a sole trader without staff), and added the discount code AHC1MFREE and your payment details. 

Upon the expiry of the trial period, your credit card will be charged the monthly AHC membership price of $85.80 per month (Salon Select membership for salons with staff) or $39 per month (SOS membership for solo operators without staff) and your Payleadr account set up fee of $4.95 as commencement of an annual AHC membership.

You may also opt to pay a full year membership upfront at this time, and receive a 10% discount Salon Select annual memberships or 11% for SOS annual memberships.

Should you not wish to continue your AHC membership, please provide your wish to cancel your membership in writing by contacting info@theahc.org.au prior to the end of the 30 day period. 

If we do not hear from you in writing, then you agree to the commencement of an annual AHC membership and your membership will continue with the aforementioned mention monthly/ yearly payments from your credit card. By accepting these terms and conditions, you are committing to a 12 month membership with The Australian Hairdressing Council.

By taking up this 30 day trial membership, you agree to receive marketing content from the AHC.

One of our friendly AHC facilitators will be in touch shortly after your trial commences for your Welcome Introduction and to guide you through your membership. 

If you have any issues or questions, don't hesitate to contact the AHC office at info@theahc.org.au or Tel (02) 4929 6098.

Thank you.


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