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JANUARY 2020 IN NUMBERS

Where are you based in the UK?

England ...................................89% 

Scotland ....................................6% 

Wales .........................................4% 

Northern Ireland ........................1%

Is your hair business currently closed?

Are you happy with how the UK Government has handled the COVID-19 pandemic so far?

How would you like the UK Government to handle the  COVID-19 pandemic in 2021? 

Give more notice before lockdowns/closures and prior to reopening ..................................... 17% 

Provide a VAT cut ............................................ 15% 

Provide more financial support for the hairdressing industry ....................................... 12% 

Allow hair businesses to continue operating in a COVID-19 secure way ............... 11% 

Give specific financial help for self-employed/freelance hairdressers ................ 8% 

Give specific financial help for salon owners ..... 2% 

Give specific help for salons struggling to pay rent ........................................................... 1% 

All of the above ................................................. 31% 

Other ................................................................... 3%

HJ Insight

The ‘other’ responses included wanting the UK Government to put a strong package together for hair businesses such as VAT cuts and business-related tax, cancelling business rates for another year and offering specific help for company directors.

How are you spending your time while your business is closed?

Watching virtual education ....................14% 

Preparing my business for reopening ...12% 

Speaking to my clients .............................8% 

Working on new marketing initiatives ......3% 

Taking some time out .............................. 8% 

All of the above ......................................48% 

Other ........................................................7%

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The ‘other’ responses included selling retail products to clients, redecorating the salon, homeschooling children, training and online education and managing finances.

How are you feeling about the state of your busines right now?

Anxious...................................... 28% 

Frustrated .................................. 24% 

Positive ...................................... 10% 

Unsure ....................................... 12% 

Negative ..................................... 4% 

All of the above ......................... 20% 

Other ........................................... 2%

Insight

The ‘other’ responses included feeling positive when open and frustrated when closed.

Do you feel the hairdressing industry is doing enough to make the UK Government take notice of the issues facing hairdressing businesses?

What would you like the hairdressing industry  to do in 2021? 

Work together to make the UK Government take notice.................. 22% 

Create an industry-wide survey/petition for the UK Government ..................... 8% 

Create a unified campaign aimed at clients and hair professionals ....... 6% 

All of the above ............................... 51% 

None of the above ............................ 9% 

Other ................................................. 4%

HJ Insight

Those who selected 'other' would like to see professional registration for hairdressers and extra help for self-employed and freelance hairdressers.

This article appears in the February 2021 Issue of Hairdressers Journal

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This article appears in the February 2021 Issue of Hairdressers Journal