5 July 2022

Latest NHBF update – 05 July 2022

This week's update covers:

  • NHBF partners with Direct Business Solutions
  • The NHBF signs up to the Menopause Workplace Pledge
  • Hair Salons & GPs working together in your community to promote heart health
  • £1.3 billion lost to fraud
  • Net Zero Week
  • State of Industry survey – July 2022
  • Countdown to the Hair & Beauty industry Top 100 Influencers Index 2022 has begun


NHBF partners with Direct Business Solutions

With energy prices skyrocketing over the past year, finding the best deal for your business is now essential.

The more you know about the type of energy tariff and features you want, the more likely it is that you will find an energy supplier and a deal that suits your business.

Take advantage of our new Members only partnership with a leading energy consultancy Direct Business Solutions to help you manage the energy pricing crisis as simply as possible. They will find the energy contract best suited to your business’s needs with:

  • Great prices and deals on your utilities
  • A choice of like for like quotes, putting you firmly in control
  • Simplicity - your dedicated account person will make this process hassle-free.
  • Clarity on your energy pricing and broker costs
  • Fit – Match the supplier with your business needs

Find out more here


The NHBF signs up to the Menopause Workplace Pledge

The UK's largest trade body for the hair & beauty sector has become the latest organisation to sign the Menopause Workplace Pledge.

Joining the likes of Tesco, HarperCollins UK, Santander UK, Severn Trent and Bupa, the NHBF has committed to supporting its employees and its Members through menopause by:

  • Recognising that menopause can be a workplace issue and that women require support;
  • Talking openly, positively, and respectfully about the menopause; and
  • Actively supporting and informing its employees and Members who are experiencing menopause.

Read the full statement here.


Hair Salons & GPs working together in your community to promote heart health 

BELONG Study UK, part of a Kings College campaign, is looking for hairdressers, salon owners, managers or receptionists who are at least 18 years old and work in hair salons in South and West London. They are conducting online or face-to-face conversations during Summer 2022 to gather your opinions about how they can promote this initiative of hair salons & GPs working together in your community to promote heart health. You will be offered a £20 voucher for your participation. If you are interested, contact at belongstudyuk@gmail.com or 07717 490283

Click to view campaign leaflet.


£1.3 billion lost to fraud

UK Finance's annual fraud report has found that criminal gangs stole more than £1.3 billion in 2021, up 8% on 2020's figure of £1.2 billion. UK Finance is calling for greater cross-sector action to help stymie fraudsters, and is urging businesses and consumers to remain vigilant to guard against falling victim to different types of fraud, from impersonation scams to authorised push payment fraud.

Tips to prevent business fraud:

  • Be sceptical
  • Know your business inside out
  • Know your customers and suppliers
  • Identify areas where your business is vulnerable to fraud
  • Take extra care against cyber-attacks.

More tips can be found on the MET police website.


Net Zero Week

This week (2-8 July) is Net Zero Week, a national awareness week aiming to help businesses and households on their path towards sustainability.

Tips to be more sustainable.

  • Ask your local council for recycling tips and advice, for example, ask if they accept used foil strips for recycling.
  • Choose products that come in biodegradable or recyclable packaging.
  • Have clearly labelled recycling stations placed in strategic locations in your salon or barbershop to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill.
  • Use biodegradable bags instead of plastic when selling retail products.
  • Use biodegradable disposable towels (for example, Easydry). In a four-stylist salon this can save you up to 64,000 litres of water per year compared with the traditional laundry option.
  • Switch to a green energy supplier.

Salon and barbershops can find more information on sustainability in this NHBF blog.


State of Industry survey – July 2022

Final call to take part in this summer’s state of industry survey.

We are keen to hear from you about how business is going as we move into the summer.

Your feedback is crucial in helping us take your voice straight to Government and campaign on your behalf.

The deadline for responses is Wednesday 6 July at 5pm.

The survey has been tested and should take around 6 minutes to answer.


Countdown to the Hair & Beauty industry Top 100 Influencers Index 2022 has begun

Only 24 days left until entries close to this year’s 'Hair & Beauty industry - Top 100 Influencers Index’. This is your opportunity to recognise those in the industry who influence, educate and innovate the sector through their social media channels.

You can nominate your favourite influencers at www.nhbf.co.uk/top-100-influencers