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Hairdressing insurance

Start with public liability insurance and customise cover to meet your business's needs. Whether you're a salon owner or work as a self-employed mobile hairdresser, we've got you covered.

Hairdressing insurance quote

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Working closely with clients on a daily basis makes public liability insurance an essential for barbers, hairdressers and salons. A slip on a freshly cleaned floor - or a missing handbag - could result in an expensive claim against your business.

  • Choose from £2m, £5m, or £10m cover
  • Change or cancel anytime, no fees
  • Includes product liability
  • Pay monthly

What does public liability cover?


Cutting and styling hair involves sharp and hot tools and constant contact with clients - a pretty dangerous combination! An accidental trip and slip of a blade could land you with an expensive claim. Public liability covers legal and compensation costs arising from accidental injury caused by your business activities.

Damage or theft

If a client's property is damaged or stolen at your salon or workplace, you could be liable for the cost of repairing or replacing it - even if it wasn't directly your fault. This is a big risk at busy salons, where clients often leave property out of sight. Public liability covers accidental damage and theft on your premises.


Even if you don't make your own cosmetics, any product you give or sell could leave you liable if someone, say, had an allergic reaction. This is especially true if you're selling products manufactured outside the EU. Our public liability cover automatically includes product liability.

What insurance do hairdressers need?

Every business is unique, so while you'll likely start with public liability, you may also like to think about the covers listed below. Our quote journey will guide you through your options, so there's no need to make a decision immediately.

Contents and equipment cover

Salon furniture isn't cheap, and electrical equipment that's being moved around and used day in, day out is likely to get damaged or broken at some point. A no-brainer for any business with specialised equipment, contents and equipment insurance covers the cost to repair or replace accidentally damaged contents and equipment.

Employers liability insurance

If you employ a team, employers liability cover is a legal requirement for businesses in the UK - regardless of whether your team is made up of temporary or part-time staff.

Cyber insurance

You may be surprised to see this one on the list, but cyber insurance is relevant to any business that stores personally identifiable information. As a hairdressing business, you'll likely store information about your clients in your database, such as names, email address and even birth dates. This could make you the target of data theft, or result in someone accidentally breaching GDPR legislation by sending out a company email to people who haven't officially opted in to receive them.

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Hairdressing insurance FAQs

How much does hairdressing insurance cost?

This depends on the level and types of cover you choose for your business. Our public liability cover starts from £5.13 per month.

Do self-employed hairdressers have to get insurance?

While most insurance is optional rather than mandatory, most self-employed professionals opt for public liability at the very least, as an accidental injury to a client could result in devastating costs.

Do hair salons have to get insurance?

Most insurance is optional rather than mandatory. An exception to this is employers liability cover, which is a legal requirement for anyone with employees. Despite this, the majority of businesses that have lots of contact with clients consider public liability an essential, as many would be unable to afford an uninsured claim.

Can you cover mobile hairdressers?

Yes, our public liability insurance can cover mobile haidressing.

Does your public liability cover hairdressing treatments?

Our insurance covers you for bodily injury to your client arising out of a broad range of hairdressing treatments.

Will my equipment be covered if it's stored in my car, while traveling between jobs?

Yes, if you have contents and equipment cover, your equipment will be covered while in transit.

Get your hairdressing business insurance in less than 10 minutes

Pick from our broad range of specialist covers and tailor them to your business to get the exact protection you need. Change or cancel it anytime from your online account.

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Essential for all businesses needing protection against bodily injury and lost or damaged property.

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