• 28-29 March 2020
  • MCEC


Our new Advice Hub will be offering visitors free, confidential one-on-one support from qualified professionals, on a wide range of business topics. With experts on tax, bookkeeping and accounting, as well as salon insurance and workplace relations, plus a very important community initiative around family violence training information for salon professionals to support their clients in need, the Advice Hub is the perfect place to bring all your business related questions. Whether you’re a business owner or manager, or dreaming of opening a salon of your own, we’ve got you covered.  

Ask the Insurance Experts

Do you have specific and appropriate cover for your salon or beauty business? Are you a time-poor business owner and want to better understand your insurance needs or how to handle a claim? With a passion for and intricate understanding of the Beauty, Hair, Wellness and Cosmetic Injecting industries, Sue Sparrow, Director and Founder of Sparrow Insurance, aims to educate and empower business owners to make good decisions for themselves and their businesses. No matter what the size or type of business you have, be sure to visit Sue in the Advice Hub over the weekend with all your burning insurance-related questions.    

Ask the Tax Experts

Deductions, concessions, incentives, superannuation… we know tax time can be stressful for many salon and beauty business owners, which is why the ATO Small Business Education Team for Victoria will be on hand at Beauty Melbourne to simplify your task. The team is committed to delivering a better client experience for small business, which includes developing strong relationships with the beauty industry and offering you access to a range of resources to help you get your tax and super right. This is your chance to learn more about tools and services provided by the ATO, including free small business workshops and webinars on a variety of tax topics.

Ask the Bookkeeping & Accounting Experts

Take the worry and stress out of your bookkeeping, payroll, GST and management of cloud accounting software files. Ask our experts Sarah Laruffa, CEO of Accounting Angels, and Leon Caulfield, Associate Partner at Findex, to help you get to know your numbers. Sarah’s special passion for the beauty industry and her dedicated team of ‘angels’ from the specialised Beauty division, mean they are well equipped to understand and talk through your personal situation. Take this opportunity to garner tips on cash flow, plus how to use your bookkeeping and cloud accounting software files to grow your business and make more money.   

Ask the Workplace Relations Experts

Stay informed and compliant with the legislative changes in workplace regulations and standards specific to the beauty industry. Get expert advice on topics from wage rates and allowances plus leave entitlements for your employees, to staffing solutions and other HR related issues. Representatives from the Ai Group and the Hair and Beauty Australia Industry Association (HABA) will be available in the Advice Hub throughout the weekend to offer solution-driven answers to your questions. Come meet the industrial advocates committed to providing you, the beauty business or salon owner, with the practical information and assistance you need to efficiently and effectively navigate workplace relations.


Family Violence Training for Salons

In Australia, two women die every 10 days due to family violence. Research shows that many women establish close relationships with their salon professionals, and confide in them about the violence or controlling behaviour they are experiencing at home. EDVOS have developed a family violence training program, “Recognise, Respond and Refer” (also known as the HaiR-3R’s) - an interactive workshop giving hair and beauty salon professionals the appropriate tools and knowledge on what to do and say if faced with clients in need of further support. To date, more than 350 Australian salon professionals and students have successfully completed the training. Visit the EDVOS team to understand how you have the power to guide your clients in need and hopefully make an incredible difference. Learn about common myths and facts around family violence, and ask how you can get FREE training for your salon or educational institute.