How Much is Salon Insurance? A Complete Cost Breakdown

By Dean Laming on June 23rd, 2023

As a salon owner, you are probably aware of the many responsibilities that come with running a successful business. One crucial aspect that should never be overlooked is obtaining the right insurance coverage for your salon. But how much does salon insurance cost, and what factors influence its price?

In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into everything you need to know about the cost of insuring your salon. We’ll explore what salon insurance covers, explore various policies and their prices, and discuss how different factors may impact your premiums. We’ll also look into discounts and bundling options available that may lower your rates, and share some tips for choosing the perfect coverage for your budget. Read on to find out more!

Understanding Salon Insurance: What It Covers and Why You Need It

Salon insurance is a type of business insurance specifically designed to protect salon owners and their employees. There are various policies available to cover a wide range of potential risks and liabilities associated with running a hair, beauty, or wellness establishment.

Some key elements typically covered under salon insurance policies include property damage, theft, liability for accidents or injuries occurring on the premises, and even financial loss due to business interruption.

It’s essential to understand that mishaps can happen at any time – from fires or floods damaging your equipment to clients slipping on wet floors. To safeguard your investment in your business as well as maintain the trust of your clientele, having comprehensive salon insurance is crucial.

Factors Affecting the Cost of Salon Insurance

Salon insurance may cost anywhere from £250 to £500 or more per year. This may vary depending on several factors, such as:

  • The size of your business and your annual revenue
  • Where your salon is located
  • The types of services offered (hair styling vs. UV tanning, for example)
  • Whether you sell products as well as offering treatments
  • How many staff members you employ, and their qualifications
  • Your claims history

Each insurer has its method for calculating premiums based on these factors. It is essential to shop around for an accurate quote tailored to your specific needs.

Types of Salon Insurance Policies Available

There are numerous types of policies available under the umbrella term “salon insurance,” each covering different aspects of running a beauty business. Among others, these include:

  • Employers’ liability insurance: This is a legal requirement for all business owners, and covers you against any claims made against you by staff members, e.g. for a workplace injury.
  • Public liability insurance: This covers claims made by clients, customers or members of the public regarding accidents or injuries occurring within your premises.
  • Professional indemnity or professional treatment risk insurance: This is essential for any business that provides a service, from haircuts to facial massages. It covers potential liability issues arising from claims of negligence or mistakes made while carrying out a treatment.
  • Products liability insurance: This type of policy protects you against injuries or property damage caused by a product you have sold or supplied in your salon.
  • Property and contents insurance – This policy protects you against potential loss caused by natural disasters like fire/flood/theft/vandalism etc., covering repair/replacement costs up-to-the-policy coverage limits agreed upon during purchase negotiation.

The cost of salon insurance, therefore, will vary wildly depending on which policies you wish to take out.

How Location and Business Size Impact Salon Insurance Costs

Insurance providers consider location as a risk factor when calculating premium rates for salon policies. This may be due to variations in factors such as crime rate, susceptibility to natural disasters (flood-prone areas), commercial property values and so on. This leads to differences in premium costs between urban, suburban and rural settings and even across different towns and cities within the same country.

The size of your salon will also play a significant role in determining insurance costs. Larger establishments with higher footfall are likely to be seen as high-risk clients by insurers, since chance encounters increase alongside client numbers. Therefore, they attract higher premiums compared to smaller salons with fewer clients.

Discounts And Bundling Options to Lower Your Premiums

Many insurance providers offer discounts or bundling options that help lower overall premium costs, while maintaining adequate levels of protection for your business. For example:

  • Multi-policy Discount: Purchasing multiple policies from the same insurer (property/general/professional liability etc.) often results in cost-effective bundling deals.
  • Loyalty Discounts: Staying loyal towards one insurer over extended periods can also translate into loyalty-based discounts/rewards.
  • Claims-free Discounts: Maintaining a zero-claims history shows low-risk behaviour patterns translating into reduced premiums offered by some insurers.

It’s also important to note that different insurance providers may quote different premiums, even if they offer the same level of coverage. That’s why it’s crucial to shop around and compare your options with different companies.

Tips for Choosing the Right Coverage for Your Budget

To find the most cost-effective salon insurance policy, here are some tips to follow:

  • Shop around and compare multiple quotes from different providers to understand market rates. Don’t forget to explore different levels of coverage and ensure you are comparing like for like.
  • Assess your risk factors and customize policies accordingly – avoid over/under-insuring by tailoring suitable coverage limits.
  • Seek advice from industry experts/peers for unbiased reviews/opinions about various insurers/policies available in the market.

Salon Saver is committed to providing affordable core protection to salons that recognise their needs without unnecessary add-ons. By focusing on what truly matters – safeguarding your business’s future – we aim to make owning a salon a fulfilling and worry-free experience. Contact us today for more information and a free, no-obligation quote.

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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