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Barber Shop Insurance From The Industry Specialists

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The Iconic Staple of Any British High Street

The popular barber shop is an iconic and well-established part of the local community – it dates back to ancient Greece. As an owner of a barber’s shop, you’ve built up a regular clientele, and a talented team of barbers. You’ve finally built your dream, now you want to protect it.

But, as with every business, you have to prepare for the worst. With barbers, the risk is relatively low but you do need to protect yourself. As careful you may be, if a client is cut or accidentally injured or suffers a reaction to a product, our affordable insurance is a low cost safety net.

Barbers businesses today come in many shapes and sizes, classic and contemporary. Barbershops, hair salons, or the essence of both under one roof. Whether your speciality is traditional wet shaving, modern male grooming or razor-sharp haircuts, we’ve got you covered.


Don’t wait for everything to fall apart. Get your barber shop protected and buy your policy today.

Which type of Salon Gold policy do I need?

Find out which insurance policy is right for your business by clicking below.

Our barber shop insurance covers include:

Business interruption

Cover is provided for any loss of income suffered by your business for a period of up to two years following any loss, destruction or damage to property insured under this policy. The standard limit of cover is £750,000, and this can be increased if required. Cover includes any outstanding book debts you are unable to recover up to a maximum of £10,000.

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Contents cover

This provides protection for the business contents and equipment you have in the salon against things such as fire, flood or theft. You can select the amount of cover you need but remember to select the maximum amount of cover you would need at any point during the policy period. If you do not select the full amount that you have, insurers may not pay the full amount of any claim you may make.

Cover is provided on a “new for old” basis, even if you purchased some items second hand, you will need to insure for the full new replacement cost.

Please click here for a guide to assist you in assessing your sums insured and if you have any queries or would like to discuss this in more detail, please contact us.

There is an excess of £350 in the event of a claim under this section.

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Employer’s liability

If you employ any staff or trainees, Employer’s Liability insurance is a legal requirement. Cover is automatically provided up to £10,000,000 and provides protection against claims for compensation from employees following injury during the course of their employment.

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Exhibition Cover

Provides cover for up to £2,500 of items insured under this policy whilst at any exhibition, anywhere within Great Britain. Cover excludes theft unless involving a break in at the exhibition premises.

There is an excess of £350 in the event of a claim under this section.

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Failure of electric, gas & water supply

Cover is provided for up to £500 per day following accidental failure of public supplies of electricity, gas or water at the salon.

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Failure of telephone line

Cover is provided for up to £250 per day following accidental failure of the supply of telecommunications services at the salon.

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Glass cover

Provides unlimited cover for breakage of fixed glass at the premises, including the costs of boarding up. Cover is limited to £2,500 in respect of damage to the contents of display windows or damage to window and door frames.

There is an excess of £350 in the event of a claim under this section.

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Goods in Transit

Provides cover for up to £5,000 of items insured under this policy whilst in transit in any vehicles owned or leased by you, anywhere within Great Britain.

There is an excess of £350 in the event of a claim under this section.

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Legal expenses cover

This is a comprehensive legal expenses package providing £100,000 of cover in any one period of insurance for the following:

  1. Employment Disputes
  2. Employment Compensation Awards
  3. Restrictive Covenant Disputes
  4. Representation for Tax Investigations and VAT assessments
  5. Property Disputes
  6. Legal Defence
  7. Compliance and Regulation – Prosecution Defence
  8. Statutory Licence Appeals
  9. Loss of Earnings
  10. Employees Extra Protection – Employee defence in civil proceedings
  11. Crisis Communication Costs (up to £10,000)
  12. Legal/Tax Advice & Counselling Helplines

You will also have access to a ‘free to use’ legal services website, providing assistance in drafting important legal documents such as employment contracts and health and safety policies.

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Money cover

Cover is provided for loss of business money whilst on the premises during business hours (up to £5,000), whilst in transit (up to £5,000) or whilst contained in a safe outside business hours (up to £3,000). Cover for money kept out of a safe overnight or whilst at the home of a Director is restricted to £500. Cover is also provided for compensation in the event of bodily injury caused by robbery, theft or attempted theft.

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Personal accident for hands

Cover is automatically provided for the Principal, Partners or Directors only in the event of loss of the hand or fingers or loss of use caused by an accident happening to the insured person in connection with the business. The maximum payable under this section is £10,000 per person.

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Products liability

This provides protection against your legal liability for accidental injury to any person or damage to their property arising out of products sold or supplied by your business. The standard limit under the policy is £3,000,000 in any one period of insurance. This standard limit can be increased to £5,000,000 for an additional premium.

There is an excess of £250 in the event of a claim for damage to third party property.

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Professional Treatment Risk

This provides protection against your legal liability for accidental injury to any person or damage to their property arising out of any treatments undertaken. You will need to hold a UK recognised qualification in any treatments undertaken. Any treatments you undertake must be acceptable treatments to us and included within our standard treatment cover. The limit under the policy is £3,000,000 any one claim.

There is an excess of £250 in the event of a claim for damage to third party property.

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Public liability

This provides protection against your legal liability for accidental injury to any person or damage to their property arising out of the operation of your business. The standard limit under the policy is £3,000,000 any one claim. This standard limit can be increased to £5,000,000 for an additional premium.

There is an excess of £250 in the event of a claim for damage to third party property.

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Stock cover

This provides protection for the stock you use or hold for retail purposes against things such as fire, theft or flood. You can select the amount of cover you need but remember to select the maximum amount of cover you would need at any point during the policy period. If you do not select the full amount that you have, insurers may not pay the full amount of any claim you may make.

Cover is provided on a “new for old” basis, even if you purchased some items second hand, you will need to insure for the full new replacement cost.

Please click here for a guide to assist you in assessing your sums insured and if you have any queries or would like to discuss this in more detail, please contact us.

There is an excess of £350 in the event of a claim under this section.

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24 hour crisis & legal helplines

Cover provided under the legal expenses section includes access to 24 hour crisis, legal, tax advice and counselling helplines for you and your staff.

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Our Optional Covers Include:

Buildings Cover

If you own the building or are responsible for the insured as part of the terms of your lease, please ensure that the sum insured you enter is adequate to cover your property to be rebuilt from scratch. The figure will need to include the cost of all materials, labour and professional fees to reinstate your property as new. If you are in any doubt as to the rebuild cost of your property, you should seek an independent valuation. Your sum insured must be adequate to reinstate your property as new and if you fail to insure for the correct value, you may not receive a full payment in the event of a claim.

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Personal Accident Cover

Personal Accident cover will provide you with a lump sum payment in the event that you cannot work on a permanent basis or a weekly benefit if an accident results in a temporary injury. Cover is on a worldwide basis and operates 24 hours a day.

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Teaching Cover

Cover for Public, Products and Professional Treatment risk can be extended to provide cover for Teaching or Training. We will need the names of all teachers or trainers working for you.

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Terrorism Cover

Cover can be provided for damage to your stock, landlord’s fixtures and fittings, buildings (if insured), glass and all other contents caused by an act of terrorism. Cover can also be provided for any loss of income following damage caused by terrorism. We are unable to provide Terrorism cover for salons in Northern Ireland.

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Our Barber Shop Treatments

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Automatically Covered

  • In respect of washing styling cutting and drying of hair including the use of cut throat razors and hair clippers and trimmers

"Will qualifications affect my insurance?"

Talking about qualifications when trying to buy insurance for your business can be a bit daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Here at Salon Gold, we know that there is often a lot of uncertainty over what qualifications you’ll need to be covered, so we’ve compiled all the information you’ll need to know in this handy guide

Teacher Or Student Cover

Do you train other professionals to become instructors in your chosen activity? Our Teacher Training insurance is an extra optional cover. Just add it to any of our freelance hair, beauty, holistic or health & fitness policies. And we offer student insurance — at special student rates!

Barber Shop Insurance FAQs

How much does barber insurance cost?

The cost of your barber insurance will depend upon whether you are a freelance barber, renting a chair in a barbers shop or whether you have your own barber shop business. The cost of freelance cover starts at around £40 per year and cover for a complete barber shop starts at around £250. The actual cost of your insurance will depend upon a number of factors including the levels of cover you select and your previous claims history.

 

Why do barbers need insurance?

Whether you are a freelance or mobile barber, renting a chair in a barbers shop or own your own barber shop or make grooming business, the risks you face are the same. What would you do if you injured one of your customers or damaged their property? Without insurance protection, a compensation claim for a cut ear for example could cost thousands and you would be left to foot the bill.

If you have good quality barbers insurance, your insurer will defend you and meet all costs in the event of a compensation claim. Not to mention loss or damage to your barbering equipment caused by fire, flood or theft for example. A good quality barbers insurance policy will provide the protection you need.

What is barbers insurance?

A specialist barber shop insurance package will provide protection for your barber shop business. A barber shop insurance package can include covers such as:

  • Buildings (if you are a freeholder)
  • Contents, stock, equipment and glass
  • Money cover
  • Business interruption – covering your loss of profits if your salon was unable to trade
  • Public liability – covering injury to the customers or damage to their property
  • Treatment Risk liability – if one of your customers was injured during a treatment
  • Employers Liability
  • Legal Expenses
  • Personal Accident

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