What Does Salon Insurance Cover? A Comprehensive Guide

By Darragh Timlin on July 2nd, 2023

As a salon owner, you’ve invested time, money, and passion into creating a space where clients can feel pampered and beautiful. But have you ever considered what would happen if an unfortunate event were to disrupt your business? Are you adequately prepared for unexpected incidents that could put your salon at risk? This is where salon insurance comes in, providing you with the peace of mind to focus on what you do best – making your clients look and feel fabulous.

In this guide, we will coverage for property damage, protection against liability claims, employee compensation and benefits, business interruption coverage, equipment breakdown insurance, specialised treatments and services coverage, and additional coverage options to consider. By the end of this article, you’ll have a thorough understanding of salon insurance and be well-equipped to make informed decisions about the right coverage for your unique business needs. So let’s dive in and unravel the mysteries of salon insurance together!

Types Of Salon Insurance Policies

Salon insurance is a specialised type of business insurance designed to protect salon owners from the various risks associated with running their establishments. It typically includes coverage for property damage, employee injuries, client accidents, and other unforeseen events that could lead to financial losses. Some of the most common coverages include:

  • General Liability Insurance: Protects against claims of bodily injury or property damage caused by your salon’s operations.
  • Professional Treatment Risk Insurance: Covers claims arising from injury or damage caused by the services provided by your salon.
  • Employer’s Liability Insurance: Provides medical and wage benefits to employees who are injured on the job.
  • Commercial Property Insurance: Covers damage to your salon’s physical assets, such as furniture, equipment, and inventory.

Every salon is unique, with its own set of risks and requirements. A one-size-fits-all approach to insurance may not provide adequate protection for your specific needs. Therefore, it’s crucial to work with an insurance provider who understands the intricacies of salon insurance and can tailor policies according to your individual circumstances.

Coverage For Property Damage

Commercial property insurance protects your salon from financial losses resulting from damage to your physical assets due to events like fire, theft, vandalism, or natural disasters. This coverage typically includes the building (if you own it), fixtures, furniture, equipment, and inventory.

Protection Against Liability Claims

General liability insurance covers claims of bodily injury or property damage caused by your salon’s operations. This includes accidents that occur on your premises or as a result of the services you provide. Professional treatment risk insurance, covers claims arising from mistakes or negligence in the services provided by your salon.

Employer’s Liability and Benefits

Employer’s liability insurance is a legal requirement and provides compensation to employees who are injured on the job. This coverage protects your salon from potential lawsuits and ensures that your employees receive the care and support they need to recover and return to work.

Business Interruption Coverage

Business interruption insurance compensates you for lost income and additional expenses incurred if your salon is forced to close temporarily due to a covered event, such as a fire or natural disaster. This coverage helps you maintain financial stability during unexpected closures and enables you to continue paying bills and employee wages.

Equipment Breakdown Insurance

Equipment breakdown insurance covers the cost of repairing or replacing damaged equipment, such as styling chairs, hairdryers, or tanning beds, due to mechanical or electrical failure. This coverage ensures that you can quickly get your salon back up and running after an equipment malfunction.

Specialised Treatments And Services Coverage

If your salon offers specialised treatments or services, such as laser hair removal or microblading, you may need additional coverage to protect against potential risks associated with these procedures. Speak with an insurance agent experienced in salon insurance to determine the appropriate coverage for your specific services.

Additional Coverage Options To Consider

Depending on your salon’s unique needs, you may want to consider additional coverage options, such as:

  • Cyber Liability Insurance: Protects against financial losses resulting from data breaches or cyberattacks.
  • Employment Practices Liability Insurance: Covers claims related to employment issues, such as discrimination or wrongful termination.
  • Equipment Breakdown Insurance: Covers repair or replacement costs for damaged equipment essential to your salon operations.

In conclusion, Salon Saver is committed to providing affordable core protection for businesses that understand their needs and don’t want to pay for unnecessary extras. With the right salon insurance in place, you can focus on what you do best – making your clients look and feel fabulous – while enjoying peace of mind knowing that your business is protected against unexpected events. Don’t wait for disaster to strike; invest in comprehensive salon insurance today and secure the future of your beauty business.

Darragh Timlin

With over 25 years’ experience, Darragh is an expert in all things insurance. Starting his career in commercial property underwriting, Darragh has worked for a number of global insurers and is now Managing Director of Salon Saver, part of the wider Henry Seymour Group.

All articles by Darragh Timlin

Leave a comment

Our Reviews

4.9 / 5 Based on 6278 Reviews*

All very quick and easy

Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend by a beauty therapist of mine!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy site to use and very competitive cost. Thank You

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leave a review
This website is intended for customers based in the UK and is therefore subject to the UK regulatory regime(s). © Copyright 2024 Salon Saver | Salon Saver and Henry Seymour & Co. are trading names of Barkdene Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 303965) for our insurance distribution and credit broking activities. Barkdene Limited is a credit broker not a lender. You can check this on the Financial Services register. Registered in England No 1842617. Registered Office – Chancery House, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1JB. All rights reserved.
*Reviews taken from our sister site Salon Gold
Redirecting you to Salon Gold, our sister website for salons, hair and beauty professionals.