Growing the industry for everyone's benefit

Growing the industry for everyone's benefit

The British Barbers' Association (BBA) is encouraging barbers to sign up to its free membership scheme so that the industry can speak 'as one'. The association finds itself increasingly taking the lead on a raft of initiatives that will affect the industry now and into the future and we invite you to join with us
Be engaged
The BBA has worked directly with Habia to develop National Occupational Standards - that form the basis of all government recognised qualifications - through membership of its forums and working groups, influencing the creation of future of qualifications in line with the views of the barbering industry and the wider BBA network so that they meet employer and business needs.
Likewise, with Apprenticeship Trailblazers, the BBA is supporting the development group through its members, expertise and forums, and ensuring that proposed 'trade tests' and assessments meet the barbering industry's requirements, are truly employer-led and are relevant to businesses of all sizes.
Mike Taylor, BBA Director, said, 'It's a really exciting time for the barbering industry, and the BBA is right at the heart of all the changes. We want barbers to be involved in that, and to have their say, and the only way to achieve that is to become a free BBA member. The development of new standards and Apprenticeship Trailblazers is absolutely huge, and barbers can be there right at the center of it through the BBA'.
Share the Benefits
As well as having their say on the latest training developments, BBA can also access a range of benefits including:
  • Access to a community of likeminded professionals
  • Opportunities to enter the competitions
  • Professional products and tools at preferential prices on our online shop
  • Preferential rates on training courses and professional development resources
  • Insurance at preferential premiums
  • HR and Employment Law advise
  • Business banking and other financial service
  • Hair Loss and Hair Transplant information
An active membership that gives you a ‘voice’ to develop and celebrate men’s hairdressing.
Barbering Services Code of practices
Barbering Services Code of Practice




Here is a fantastic opportunity for members of the British Barbers' Association to show Sky within their establishments at an unbelievable price

CALL TODAY 08442411111 OR VISIT Remember to quote BBA code : SURT

There are a variety of packages available to you to choose, from the Sky Ultimate package giving you all the sport, entertainment & news channels your customers could ever want as well as free monthly wi-fi, to the Sky Business Value pack offering you the chance to keep your customers up to date with the latest sporting news as it breaks on Sky Sports News HD.
The packages are:
Sky Ultimate - £80 ex VAT per month (Normal price £233 ex VAT)
Sky Base - £70 ex VAT per month (Normal price £170 ex VAT)
Business Entertainment - £60 ex VAT per month
Business Value - £30 ex VAT per month
For customers signing up they will also receive free standard installation on all packages (Normal price £130) & Sky Ultimate customers will receive free monthly Wi-fi (standard installation cost £300).


The BBA salon magazine deal saves salon owners money and enhances the salon image. To benefit from the special offer, members will either need to enter the code ‘BBA10’ online or quote it when ordering over the telephone. For further details and to place an order, go to or call 020 8974 3970 and ask for David Stratford.

Having a good selection of the latest magazines in your salon, helps your customers relax and can help to provide them with a lasting and professional impression of your business. The British Barbers’ Association has negotiated a great deal for members to receive an extra 10% off and a FREE GIFT when you subscribe to a DLT subscription package. Taking out a subscription today will enable you to receive a monthly selection of the UK’s leading glossy magazines with permanent savings of up to 70% off cover prices. Magazines are delivered monthly, in one easy to manage bundle by secure carrier.

Harley Street Hair Clinic
Harley Street Hair Clinic

Get the Harley Street Hair Clinic Experience for your business.
The British Barbers’ Association (BBA) is working with one of the World’s leading hair loss Clinic to offer you and your clients the latest in hair-transplant technology.

The Harley Street Hair Clinic which has been responsible for many high profile hair restorations including the most famous of them all?
The Restoration of Wayne Rooney’s hair ( England Football Captain and Manchester United ) in 2011 is the most photographed and commented example that has led to changing attitudes to hair transplants and hair loss.
Wayne Rooney’s procedure has helped raise awareness of the possibilities offered by modern transplantation technology and the pioneering work of the Harley Street Hair Clinic.
The Clinic values the relationship of the Barber and Client and the importance of education to enable barbers to learn more about hair loss options for men and Women.
There are partnership opportunities available exclusively for BBA Members including a referral scheme to help provide a valuable additional income stream as well as information on the latest clinical advances in Hair loss treatments.
The clinic is also offering barbers the chance to visit the Harley Street Hair Clinic themselves, speak to staff and understand more about the techniques involved, as well as assisting the BBA in hosting workshops for barbers interested in the world of hair transplants.

Demand for hair transplants has tripled in the past two years, making it one of the genuine growth areas in men's grooming and a potential revenue stream for your business.

TW Accountancy

Any person who is self-employed, in a business partnership or owns a company needs to keep accurate records to be able to complete their tax returns at the end of the year. Keeping business records
You can keep your business records however you like but to fill in your tax return you’ll usually have to keep:
  • a balance sheet
  • a profit and loss account
However, as a small business you might not need to keep these kinds of records for the 2013 to 2014 tax year if you choose to use cash basis (see below).
You must make sure all your records are accurate and can be read by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) if they ask to see them.
Depending on what you use simplified expenses for, you need to record business miles for vehicles, hours you work at home and how many people live on your business premises over the year.
If you need a friendly helping hand in sorting out your tax affairs TW Accounting can help.
We have a number of years of experience of the barbering industry
TW Accounting is Fully insured, licensed and regulated by The Association of Accounting
Technicians to engage in public practice in:
Financial Accounting and Accounts Preparation, Bookkeeping, Budgeting and Forecasting, Management Accounting and Payroll.
Value Added Tax and Personal Income Tax, Business Income Tax and Corporation Tax.
Contact Details
Toby Wilcox
07545 599666
Taking control of your legal and HR issues can be daunting for some businesses. But it needn't be with sound, professional advice.
That's why the BBA is now offering support on employment law matters in partnership with David Wright, one of the UK's top experts.
With over 30 years experience, David advises numerous clients with a business-orientated service that listens to their needs and offers flexible support geared to their situation – without the jargon or legalese.
David provides practical guidance on what can and can't be done- in line with the law- so that you can get on with running your business.
And as a columnist for many national publications (including Hairdressers Journal, Professional Beauty and The Hairdresser), David offers the latest and most authoritative guidance via his role as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
You'll also have access to:
  • Reviews of existing contracts, employment and HR processes (including redrafting)
  • Template contracts and redrafts specifically for your business – and without the jargon
  • Self-employment agreements
  • A monthly newsletter reminding you of changes to legislation, case studies from other employers, a Q&A, and advice on best practice
  • A personal helpline – available weekdays up until 8pm and weekends.
And all for a one-off, all-inclusive fee, no matter how many times you use the service.
For more information, email

‘Tailored insurance Solutions for Barbershops/ Barbers & Hair Salons with Barbering/ Men’s Grooming’


Just Hair’s partnership with the BBA goes back to 2011 and we remain committed to the Barbering sector and continually fine tune cover to ensure Barbers can obtain the relevant cover. This extends to include cut throat/ hot towel shaving plus where relevant (and subject to approved course) ‘ear singeing’.

What we offer as standard is economic premiums with our Salon/ Barbershop policies available with 0% direct debit* and cover barbers qualified by qualification &/ or experience. Whereas our web based ‘quote and buy’ Freelance/ Self Employed Barbers (Chair Renters/ Mobile) from £37.50* is designed for Barbers who are qualified by Certificate &/ or are State Registered Barbers via the Hair Council. For self-employed barbers with experience, please contact our office for cover solutions.

*Subject to Terms & Conditions

No one barbershop is the same, you all provide a unique environment which is shown through your character, blood, sweat and tears, lest forgetting the financial input. It is all too easy to forget what has been spent to achieve the look of your destination experience. In view of the last point, before you renew or purchase cover for the first time, think of the following two scenarios:

  • 1. Existing Barbershop/ Men’s Grooming Emporium
  • 2. Empty Shell

If point 2 comes to mind, you know instantly what you have spent, whereas much more difficult with point 1. Under the terms of your lease you will be responsible for not only the insurance of the building you occupy but also any fixtures, fittings and tenants improvements irrespective whether you fitted out the premises. Don’t get caught out and obtain as much info as to the current shop before arranging your insurance.

If you should suffer a loss/ claim and the values to reinstate are not sufficient, under insurance (average) will apply thus reducing your settlement.

Also, why do we as insurance brokers continually question you on the construction of your roof and security of the shop? Irrespective whether the building is insured, risk factors like flat roof/s have a significant bearing on not only the insurance premium but whether cover can be provided at all. Equally, failure to adhere to Insurers’ (all not just ours) minimum standards of security (notably approved entrance/ exit door locks but more so key operated window locks) can render your insurance claim null and void! If in doubt, check your security and your insurance policy.

Self-Employed Barbers’ via our dedicated ‘Just Hair’ scheme benefit from working whilst Renting a chair, Mobile, working from Home and yes Session Styling. ‘Live’/ demo work including whilst working on a stand at an expo (including but not limited to Barber UK, Barber Connect, Pro Hair Live and Salon International).


"Gary from Just Hair Insurance, pointed out that my current policy was insuring me for only a third of the shop's fixtures/ fittings and contents and that should I suffer a claim I would receive only 33.3% of the insured value not what I was insured for. What was surprising was that I could obtain the correct cover and still save money on what I was paying."

Jim Taylor - Legends, Newbury

"My current broker was unaware of the non-standard construction of our roof, but I was able to insure with Just Hair Insurance and still save £170 on my current cover."

Patrick Hartwell - The Yateley Barber Lounge

To obtain a quotation, it couldn’t be easier, for shop insurance click the Salon Insurance image above and select ‘Get Quote’ to complete the data capture form. It will take you 10 minutes and a member of our office will contact you.

For Self-Employed ‘Barber’/ ‘Hairdresser’ cover, click the Freelance Insurance image and select ‘Get Quote’ which will direct you to our ‘quote & buy’ website for you to obtain a quotation &/ or purchase cover online. Your insurance documents will be emailed to your email address following payment; please check your spam/ junk folder if you do not receive your document email.

Don’t forget the old fashioned way, Call Us on 01923 894360

‘Just'Hair’ Premium insurance products without the Price Tag!

Contact Us:

01923 894360

Just Hair Insurance
BRE, Bucknalls Lane, Watford WD25 9XX

Barbers & Hairdressers Ltd t/a the British Barbers’ Association is an Introducer Appointed Representatives of Just Hair Insurance, the trading style of ACM Broking Limited. ACM Broking Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under firm reference number 300686. You can check this on the FCA’s Register by visiting the FCA’s website or by contacting the FCA on 0800 111 6768.

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