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“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 […]


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 […]


Speaking out: Lily’s Story

by HSA Admin • June 26, 2020

It can be really hard to find the courage to speak out when you know something is wrong. But for our ambassador Lily, she’s always stuck up for herself and her co-workers, and she’s on a mission to help other hair and beauty workers to find their voice.  Lily’s story with HSA began when she […]


Making Dreams a reality – Rachael’s Story

by HSA Admin • May 29, 2020

What do you do when your dream job turns into a nightmare? Do you back out before you get hurt, or do you hang in there and try to make a change? HSA Ambassador Rachael was one of the many young apprentices told they would enter a glamorous, lucrative career in the hair and beauty […]


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 […]


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