harassment

“You could come to my room and I’d lock you in” Hair stylist shares her story

by HSA Admin • April 7, 2021

Many hair stylists are subject to unacceptable levels of bullying and harassment, and often feel as though there is no support when they need help. Today, we’re sharing a story from one of our members, told in her own words, after she was sexually harassed by a client at work. – I had been working […]


5 ways to fight workplace bullying

by HSA Admin • August 22, 2020

Previously, we’ve talked about the warning signs of bullying, and of toxic workplace culture, too. But how can we actually stop bullying in the workplace, if we see it or if it happens to us? At HSA, we’re all about making change, and we know that change starts from the ground up, which is why […]


How to identify a bully in your salon

by HSA Admin • August 7, 2020

Workplace bullying is a MASSIVE problem, and not just in the hair and beauty industry. Nearly 3/4 of workers will be bullied at some point in their lives, and it’s one of the main reasons why people choose to switch jobs. At HSA, we’re on a mission to end workplace bullying and to change the […]


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 […]


Fighting Bullying with HSA – Adrienne shares her story

by HSA Admin • February 21, 2020

Ever worked in a salon, realised it was toxic and unhealthy, left for another salon… only to find that they were toxic and unhealthy too? It becomes a vicious, exhausting cycle and it can make working in hair and beauty really bleak. So what can we do to fix this? One of the founders of […]


Rising above harassment – Joel shares his story

by HSA Admin • December 19, 2019

Many apprentices in the Hair and Beauty industry come straight from high school onto the salon floor – or even leave before they finish Year 12. These young men and women without experience in the workforce, or in adult situations, need an extra duty of care that often just isn’t given to them. One of […]


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