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Hair and beauty insurance overview

As the hair and beauty industry continues to evolve and develop new treatments and remedies the need for comprehensive hair and beauty insurance has never been so important. You need protection in case something goes wrong. Whether it’s a reaction to a treatment, a slip, trip or fall or even unexpected damage to you premises - having the right insurance in place can protect you financially should something unexpected happen.

With so many options available, finding the right hair and beauty insurance policy for your business can be challenging. That’s why we’ve made it easy to compare quotes online from some of the UK’s leading insurers to make arranging your insurance simple and hassle free.

What insurance do hair and beauty professionals need?

There are some core covers that all hair and beauty professionals need to consider when arranging their insurance. Public liability insurance should be a top priority in case a client injures themselves and submits a claim against you. Accidents happen when you least expect and compensation claims can be costly, so this should be one of your first considerations.

If you’re an employer then you’ll also need to take out employers’ liability insurance in case a member of staff has an accident at work. This is a legal requirement if you hire staff and can be combined with other covers in one easy to buy policy.

Dependent on whether you’re mobile or running a salon, you may wish to include cover for contents, equipment and stock within your hair and beauty insurance policy. Additional covers such as business interruption insurance and commercial legal protection can also be built into your policy to give you tailored cover and peace of mind.

What level of cover do I need?

The levels of cover you need will depend entirely on your business set up and the exposures you have. Larger businesses generally have higher levels of exposure so they might require higher levels of contents insurance for instance.

Depending on the treatments you provide, higher levels of treatment cover may be needed to ensure you have adequate cover.

We can help you determine the right levels of hair and beauty insurance needed for your business so if you’re unsure on the covers you need or the amounts of cover to select then call our advisors for some guidance and advice.

How much does hair and beauty insurance cost?

The cost of insurance for hair and beauty professionals generally depends on the covers that you select. Like any other insurance, the more cover you select the more you can expect to pay. A basic liability insurance policy for hair and beauty professionals working on a freelance basis is likely to cost less than a large salon employing many stylists and beauticians.

Which covers do I need if I’m a freelance beautician or hairdresser?

Freelance hair and beauty insurance starts with public liability insurance and can include additional covers tailored to your individual needs.

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We arrange insurance for beauticians and hairdressers to allow you to work without worry. We understand the nature of the trade and the variety of exposures that you face on a daily basis and can tailor your professional beauty insurance cover to suit your requirements.

So whether you’re looking for mobile hairdressing insurancemobile beauty therapist insurance, barbers insurancebeauty salon insurance, tanning salon insurance or nail technician insurance, you’ve come to the right place.

You can compare quotes and protect your business online in just a few minutes if you know what you want, or you can speak to our business insurance specialists who can guide you through your options and give you the advice you need to make arranging your hair and beauty insurance simple and hassle free.

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"The questions were straightforward and the adviser explained anything I wasn't sure of clearly. The whole process was quick and easy with an immediate quote at the end. Within about 15 minutes I had completed the questions, received my quote and my insurance was all set up. Thank You!"

Mrs Curtis Mobile Beautician, Lowestoft (Customer since January 2018)

"They were able to provide a bespoke package so that I only got cover for what I needed as opposed to all the unnecessary parts of a standard package policy. The staff were very polite and willing to listen to my needs.”"

Mr Livesey, Newsagents, Kendal (Customer since August 2017)

"Professional, efficient, friendly and thorough service. They fully understood my specific business requirements, and sorted out an insurance policy which not only exceeded my previous cover, but was also a lot cheaper."

Mr Jones, Gym/Health Club, Essex (Customer since January 2018)