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Being the peak Association for 85 years, the HBIA takes pride in being the consultative body for the hairdressing and beauty industry to both the State and Federal Governments and various Training Boards. We also participate in Industrial Relations, Employee Relations and other Government Tribunals. We influence the legislation that influences you. Importantly, we have first-hand industry experience and truly understand the needs of the salon owner.

The HBIA takes a pivotal role in dealing with Training Providers, Product Companies, Salon Operators, Government Bodies and the Union. This ensures that the best interests of the industry are kept at the forefront of all negotiations. Your industry Association offers a myriad of products and services including seminar and workshops on the key industry issues whether it is changes to training, employment matters or the latest trends in information technology.

As of April 2016, The HBIA has some exciting news for members with the engagement of a new service provider to offer wages and employment information for members. This group being FCB Group.

FCB guarantee 98% of calls are answered first time which is a real benefit for HBIA members whom don’t have the time to wait around for advice.

HBIA can now provide to financial members a range of templates and fact sheets as a part of the HBIA membership.  Another real saving that we are delighted to be able to offer members.

HBIA members can call direct to wages and employment matters on a 1300 number. All other enquiries should be directed to Kristy or Sandra whom continue to service our members as they have for the last 15+years.

HBIA Membership for Salon Owners

Download the HBIA Membership Application form for Salon Owners here

Operating a business can be a daunting task, but the HBIA is on hand to assist you, every step of the way. HBIA provide salon owners who are members with many employment resources such as;

  • ‘Members Only’ area access on HBIA Website
  • HBIA Current Wage Guides
  • Links to additional contact information that may assist members
  • HBIA Employment Law Fact Sheets i.e. information regarding Long Service Leave, Public Holiday Trading, Updates when employing Apprentices.

HBIA also provide templates at no additional cost to membership. Templates include;

  • Part time hours of work agreement
  • Hours of work variation agreement
  • Leave application form
  • Termination letter (within probation)
  • Termination letter (with notice)
  • Termination letter (serious misconduct) Being a member of the HBIA gives you access to:
  • A dedicated and direct HBIA Law Hotline which HBIA will forward to you once joining
  • Unlimited telephone advice on all aspects of employment law and industrial relations
  • Staff Contracts and Policies
  • Online resources, including fact sheets and wage rates
  • Retail tenancy & leasing support
  • Industry magazine Salon Update
  • Member E-newsletters
  • Discounts to Industry networking events and competitions

When joining the HBIA, you may wish to utilize a complimentary service for a full evaluation of any issues or policies/contracts that may need to be put in place (some of which may be fee-for-service at a special member discounted rate).

Feel free to call Sandra Campitelli at HBIA direct on 0409 803 521, if you have any questions. Alternatively, please don’t hesitate to download & complete the Salon Owners Membership Application form and forward back to HBIA either via email or post or we can complete the application over the phone.

HBIA very much look forward to your feedback and further assisting you in the near future.


Member Testimonials

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Oscar Oscar Salons chose the HBIA as an industry partner for the expertise provided in the area of workplace law. From the first week as members, the salon partners and managers have found the investment in the annual membership, to be a most
valuable resource in the area of human resources, employment law and best practice in fostering a great place to work. The additional benefit has been the development of our team leading the salons to being able to make balanced and informed  decisions with their teams.

Ann-Maree Mason, General Manager at Oscar Oscar Salons


We have been associated with the HBIA for many years as a salon owner and then as an RTO. The information and support we receive from the HBIA is invaluable and any salon owner should consider membership. Running a business today can be complex and time consuming and unintentionally businesses can quickly discover they are operating outside of the law. HBIA can assist you in receiving the most up to date information to ensure you are protected.

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Mirella Heuperman, Operations Manager at BIBA Academy

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I have been associated with the HBIA for over 25 years and have found them

an invaluable resource and imperative for running my business. When I had my salon we utilised HBIA and found the service incredibly valuable. We also found the benefits

associated with membership such as the salon insurance saved us real dollars as well as gave us piece of mind. In my role as Artistic Director with HBIA I hear constantly how valuable our events are for industry as well as new entrants to the industry. I am very proud to be associated with HBIA. If you can only belong to one Association it must be HBIA.

Michelle Anthony,  2013 Australian Hairdressing of the Year & Artistic Director HBIA

I joined the HBIA as a young salon owner (many years ago) primarily for information on how to run my business. I also had a strong desire to belong to an organization that understood what my feelings were and the help I would need as a salon owner & employer. Something uniquely HAIRDRESSING. What I have gained from HBIA, over the years, has been so much more.

Business Management
Industrial Relations
and, of course, amazing friendships and connections with so many Hairdressing Industry people. From other salon owners to product suppliers to Educators to business and government leaders both in Australia and overseas. This is a great Global industry and I belong to it all right here in Melbourne.

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Andrew Woodward, The Angle Hairdesign P/L – Ringwood Vic.


HBIA is a must have membership for any salon owner. From business support and industry standards to championing on a creative level through the competitions, HBIA bring the hairdressing community together. I have been a part of the HBIA for many years and find their services central in the successful running of my staff and my business.


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Elizabeth Tedesco, Director at True Colours

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