HSA secures huge pay rise for casual stylists

by HSA Admin • July 22, 2021

Casually employed hair stylists are set to receive a solid pay rise for working weekends after HSA, the SDA, and industry group Hair and Beauty Australia (HABA) reached an agreement that will now go to the Fair Work Commission. Under the new agreement, a total of around $5.75 per hour will be added to weekend […]


COVID-19 Financial support: 2021

by HSA Admin • July 21, 2021

With a renewed outbreak spreading across Australia, State and Federal Governments have released a number of financial support packages to help us through lockdowns and business closures. We will do our best to keep this page updated with the latest information. Here is an overview of what is available: NAME CATEGORY STATE AMOUNT ELIGIBILITY AVAILABLE […]


5 types of Wage Theft

by HSA Admin • July 9, 2021

Wage theft is unfortunately super common in the Hair and Beauty Industry. In fact, a Fair Work Ombudsman (or FWO) investigation into hair and beauty salons in WA found 48% were ‘non-compliant’ – meaning workers were underpaid. Stolen wages extend beyond just not being paid for hours you’ve worked. The Hair and Beauty Award is […]


Hair stylists told to wait in line for next national pay rise

by HSA Admin • July 1, 2021

Hair stylists have been sent to the back of the queue again with their latest national pay rise delayed until November. The Fair Work Commission has awarded a 2.5% increase to the national minimum wage, and all Awards, but phased this increase in three different stages. Workers’ pay under most awards, including most trades, will […]


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