Australia’s ban on commercial sunbeds comes into effect

It is now illegal to pay for time on a sunbed in much of Australia, as more states have implemented a blanket ban on the use of tanning beds (known as...

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Women find their perfect hairstyle at 32, research shows

Research from a UK hair transplant clinic has revealed that the majority of British women don’t find their perfect hairstyle until their thirties. The top...

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Government rejects calls for compulsory hairdresser registration

New calls for the mandatory state registration of UK hairdressers have been rejected by the government in a recent parliamentary debate. Nia Griffith,...

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Two-thirds of professional skincare sales are made through salons and spas

The UK’s professional skincare market is in rude health, according to a new report that suggests the industry will grow by an average of 3.6% a year until...

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The Telegraph names London’s top spas

Writing for The Telegraph’s Luxury section, journalist Leo Bear has highlighted some of London’s top spas in a number of different categories.

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Overtime to be factored into holiday pay

A new Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling means that UK businesses will have to offer workers holiday pay based on basic pay plus overtime hours. This means...

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Scottish SMEs set to contribute billions to UK economy

A new survey by Clydesdale Bank suggests that Scottish SMEs could contribute as much as £5.3 billion to the UK economy in the next year. The survey shows...

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Small businesses to receive tax relief

Small companies could receive a tax cut in order to reduce the pressure on local high streets, said Vince Cable this week. Referring to the forthcoming...

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Bank lending to small businesses falls by £400m

A new Bank of England report has revealed bank lending to small UK businesses has fallen by £400m, despite the Government’s Funding for Lending scheme....

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Rihanna’s £30k a week beauty regime

Looking like an A-list celebrity comes with an A-list price tag, as Look magazine recently suggested pop and R&B icon Rihanna spends an average of £30,000...

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Essential legislation updates for small business owners

Changes have recently come into effect that will have a distinct bearing on small business owners. Here’s what you need to know to make sure your salon is...

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Minimum wage could rise to £8 by 2020

Business owners are used to the steady rise of minimum wage, and it’s set to continue. At their annual conference, the Labour party pledged to increase...

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