Staying safe as a barber in COVID-19

by HSA Admin • July 31, 2020

Has anyone been overloaded with info on how to operate safely, but isn’t really sure how it works on the salon floor? We spoke to Nathan, a barber and HSA Ambassador, who works in Melbourne, where restrictions have closed the industry for six weeks. Nathan wants to share his experience with barbers in Regional Victoria […]


JobKeeper extended to March 2021

by HSA Admin • July 21, 2020

The Morrison Government has announced the JobKeeper wage subsidy will be extended beyond September, but will be cut from $1500 per fortnight. There will be two rates going forward: From October 2020:$1200 per fortnight for full-time workers $750 for part-time workers (working 20 hours a week or less) From January 2021:$1000 per fortnight for full-time […]


New COVID-19 Restrictions for Metro Melbourne

by HSA Admin • July 20, 2020

The Vic Government has made wearing covering (masks) mandatory in Metro Melbourne and the Mitchell shire from this Thursday morning. HSA has reviewed the Victorian government advice and sought clarity from WorksafeVic, to provide the following COVID-19 advice.  All hair stylists, beauticians and barbers in all of Victoria should wear a mask at work at all times […]


4 Facts About Long Service Leave

by HSA Admin • July 10, 2020

Did you know Australia is one of the only countries in the world that offers long service leave? Long service leave is extra paid leave you receive after working at one business for a long period of time. If you’re a veteran at your salon, these are the facts you need to know! It varies […]


5 signs you’re stuck in a toxic workplace

by HSA Admin • July 2, 2020

Have you ever had that feeling where you just feel sick going into work? You’re already bracing yourself for the drama and stress before you’ve even walked in the door, and you think, why is it like this? Unfortunately, 48% of Australian workers think their workplace has a negative impact on their mental health. A […]


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