What is Hair Stylists Australia?


Hair stylists are the lowest-paid qualified tradespeople across the country – a main reason for that is because hair stylists haven’t traditionally had a dedicated union representing them.

Electricians, plumbers, builders and other tradies have strong unions that stand up for their rights, and it’s time the hair industry did the same. We’re here to start a movement for change, and create a better future for the hair industry. And that starts with you.

We cover apprentices, senior stylists, rent-a-chairs, salon owners, sole traders – anyone in the hair and beauty industry.

The Benefits


There are loads of benefits to being a member of Hair Stylists Australia. Our fees start from just $3 a week, and you get access to:

  • Expert advice to help reclaim stolen wages – we’ve recovered $100,000 in stolen wages for our members in the last year!
  • Legal support for workplace disputes.
  • Our online library of rights and entitlements to keep you informed.
  • Reclaim and consolidate lost superannuation – we’ve recovered $60,000 in unpaid super for our members in the last year!
  • Support to ensure you receive full entitlements at work, including breaks, overtime, penalty rates and super.
  • Our network of amazing ambassadors and their professional advice.

Plus, you’ll be supporting all the work we do to help hair stylists across Australia, including:

  • Fighting to protect penalty rates at the Fair Work Commission.
  • Raising awareness of workplace bullying and harassment.
  • Outreach programmes in training academies.

Are you ready to create a better future in the hair industry? Then come on board and become a HSA member today. We need your payment details, so have your card ready!

Member Fees


All members are required to pay a small fee to be entitled to membership. HSA is a not-for-profit, so all money that’s contributed by members goes back into HSA – providing HSA members with support and resources, and campaigns to build a better future in the hair industry.

To keep things fair, membership rates are based on your position, how your employed and how much you earn. Look below to find the membership rate that applies to you.

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Apprentices

If you are currently completing a hair apprenticeship, these membership rates apply to you.

Experience Weekly Rate
1st Year $3.00
2nd Year $3.00
3rd Year $5.00
4TH Year $5.00

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Qualified Hairdressers

If you are a qualified hairdresser with a Certificate 3 or above, these rates apply to you.

salary weekly rate
Below 26k $5.00
more than 26k $7.00
more than 46k $9.00
more than 66k $12.00

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Sole Traders

If you are a qualified hairdresser with a Certificate 3 or above but operate as a sole trader, these rates apply to you.

salary weekly rate
Below 26k $5.00
more than 26k $7.00
more than 46k $9.00
more than 66k $12.00

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Any questions? Give us a call on 1300 898 971

(10am – 5pm, Monday – Friday)

Hair Stylists Australia