Maximising Your Hairdresser Insurance Coverage: Do’s and Don’ts

By Dean Laming on August 2nd, 2023

Every hairdresser is acutely aware that running a salon comes with risks, and that taking out comprehensive hairdresser insurance coverage is essential to avoid costly setbacks. But are you making the most of it? Securing the peace of mind needed to focus on your thriving business is key.

Explore the top ten do’s and don’ts of maximising your hairdresser insurance coverage in this comprehensive blog post. From understanding your needs to remaining agile in the face of industry trends, we’ve got you covered. Say goodbye to uncertainty, and hello to the knowledge needed to truly excel.

1. Understanding Your Insurance Needs

As a hairdresser, it is crucial to understand the specific insurance requirements for your profession and business. Begin by assessing the risks involved in your day-to-day operations, including potential liability from accidents or injuries.

In addition to these primary concerns, consider other aspects of your business, such as employees’ welfare and protection against theft or vandalism.

Once you have identified the various areas of risk exposure for your hairdressing business, determine which types of insurance coverage are best suited to address those needs.

Standard policies catering to hairdressers and salons include public liability insurance, professional indemnity insurance (for claims arising from service errors), and employers’ liability insurance (if you employ staff). Awareness of the recent surge in claims arising from injuries is also essential.

2. Comparing Policies and Providers

Now that you’ve understood your insurance needs, the next step is to compare the different policy options available in the market. This involves considering various factors, such as the extent of coverage, costs, and the insurance provider’s reputation.

Here at Salon Saver, we pride ourselves on being a trusted insurance provider for hairdressers. We offer an easy online process that eliminates the need for physical documents or phone calls. And our approach focuses on essential coverage to ensure you’re not overpaying. We also provide instant protection from the moment you buy.

Our 35-year track record and dedication to hairdressing professionals have resulted in comprehensive, tailor-made policies for your needs.

3. Choosing the Right Level of Coverage

The appropriate level of coverage for your hairdressing business largely depends on factors such as size, location, and clientele base size, among others. It’s essential not only to secure adequate protection against potential losses but also to avoid over-insuring—this could lead to unnecessary additional costs without providing any extra benefits.

Seek guidance from experienced professionals or fellow entrepreneurs when determining what level of coverage would be suitable enough while ensuring optimal value-for-money proposition.

4. Tailoring Your Policy With Add-ons

Once you have chosen a policy that meets your basic coverage requirements, consider whether additional endorsements or riders may be necessary to protect your business further. These could include coverages for equipment breakdowns, business interruption (in case of unforeseen events rendering your salon temporarily inoperable), and cybersecurity protection for potential digital threats.

5. Knowing the Exclusions and Limitations

Before committing, it is essential to thoroughly understand the limitations and exclusions outlined within an insurance policy. This will ensure you know what circumstances would not warrant compensation from the insurer—ultimately enabling better risk management practices within your hairdressing business.

6. Protecting Yourself and Your Assets

In addition to securing comprehensive insurance coverage, implement preventative measures such as regular maintenance checks on electrical systems and plumbing facilities, strict hygiene protocols for staff members, and providing ample security against theft or vandalism incidents. By mitigating risks proactively through these actions, you can reduce the chances of claims arising while potentially lowering premiums over time due to diligent risk management practices.

7. Regularly Reviewing Your Insurance

As businesses evolve—with expansions or service diversification endeavours—it’s essential to review existing insurance policies periodically to ensure relevancy alignment with current needs operations circumstances change significantly (such as relocation to larger premises). Additionally, this allows one to explore other providers’ offerings and ascertain if superior value propositions exist elsewhere.

8. Making the Most of Discounts and Offers

Many insurers offer discounts or incentives designed to attract and retain clients. Take advantage of these lower premiums whenever possible without sacrificing the quality coverage of relevant professional associations and industry bodies since they sometimes negotiate special rates for their members.

9. Handling Insurance Claims Efficiently

How you handle the claim—your responsiveness to settlement requests and addressing concerns raised by the customer—can affect its outcome. It can also impact your experience with future negotiations, policy renewals, and potential adjustments to premium levels, all of which depend on how well you handle this situation.

So, when you need to submit documentation, do it as soon as you can; be proactive and efficient.

10. Staying Informed of Industry Regulations and Trends

Keeping abreast of industry trends and regulations pertinent to hairdresser operations enables proactive compliance and risk mitigation practices to be implemented, minimising the likelihood of insurance claims arising due to non-conformance. By adhering to relevant statutory requirements and maintaining a safer work environment, you can lower the overall exposure to hazards for employees and clients. This risk reduction may result in lower premium charges due to the decreased perceived threat of loss occurrence.

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Remember that insurance is more than just a line item on your budget—it’s a lifeline that shields you from unexpected financial turmoil.

Here at Salon Saver, we provide maximum protection for your hairdressing business without compromising essential coverages. By understanding your specific insurance needs, you can ensure that you are adequately protected while keeping costs minimal.

Refuse to compromise when it comes to safeguarding your income. Choose professional hairdresser insurance coverage and secure the longevity of your hairdressing business.

Dean Laming

Dean Laming is a Chartered Insurance Broker with more than 25 years insurance experience. Through various underwriting, operational and management roles, Dean has built up extensive knowledge of the hair and beauty sector and is now Managing Director of Salon Saver, part of the wider Henry Seymour Group.

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