Hair and beauty insurance

In the hair and beauty business, insurance means you’re protected when things don’t work out as planned.

Hairdressing, barbering and beauty services focus on giving clients the look they want, but problems can arise. Allergic reactions and accidental salon injuries may lead to court cases, while equipment damage can affect appointments.

Having tailored insurance in place means your nail salon chain, mobile barber offering or self-employed hair and beauty business is covered when the unexpected happens. With Hiscox, you can even receive cover from our combined professional, treatment and public liability insurance – a specialist product designed to help you concentrate on transforming clients.

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Key types of insurance for hair and beauty businesses

The combination of insurance products you can purchase depends on your exact line of work. Generate a quote or call our experts to find out what’s available for your profession.

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