Resilience and National Recovery Plan for Living with COVID-19

The Government announces the much anticipated Resilience and National Recovery Plan for Living with COVID-19. This will be the guide for us all – families, business and society over the next 7 months as we Live with Covid-19. It is … Read More

Confirmed Close Contact – What to do?

We have received a number of enquiries from HABIC members with concerns about what to do in the case of someone in their household or the household of a member of their team testing positive for COVID-19, or as a … Read More

Enterprise Support Grant

€1,000 Grant for sole traders hit by Covid-19 Social Protection Minister, Heather Humphreys, T.D., has today opened applications for the newly revamped Enterprise Support Grant – designed to assist the self-employed as they get back on their feet following Covid-19. … Read More

Restart Grant Plus

The Government has published details on the second tranche of the Restart Grant and, with it comes some good news. It is referred to as the Restart Grant Plus scheme and it is well worth you taking the time to … Read More


It’s a hot debate and the out come of your decision can be life changing. So let’s give it the time that it deserves. Face Covering is an essential part of our efforts to combat coronavirus. It’s up there with … Read More

SHOP LOCAL – Sustaining Business for the Long Term

Your business is a local business and you rely on your local community to SHOP LOCAL to keep your town and YOUR BUSINESS alive. One cannot over emphasise the importance of shopping local for both local businesses and for the … Read More

Review Your Hand Hygiene Policy

To Glove Up or not to Glove Up? – That seems to be the question.  The simple answer is – if you did not require Gloves to perform the treatment before the Coronavirus, then you don’t require them now! According … Read More

Face Covering Policy – masks for everyone!

HABIC recommends that both the stylist, barber, nail technician and beautician – everyone working within the Hair and Beauty Industry AND their clients should wear masks. Obviously this isn’t possible for every treatment but here is an industry story and … Read More

COVID Tracker App

The COVID-19 stats for Ireland (as of today 8th July) are 25,542 confirmed cases. 1,738 Deaths. And so for very good reason our government has invested time and money (circa €850K) into the development, testing and launching of the COVID … Read More

Training is Necessary. Get it FREE from HABIC

It’s Day 2 of our new beginning. We’ve had just 1 week to get ready to return to work following our then Taoiseach’s announcement that ‘Yes, Hairdressers, Beauticians and Barbershops’ could re-open on Monday 29th June. It will be a … Read More

ReBound, Recover & Beyond Hair and Beauty Industry Tailored Programme.

Pre  COVID-19, the Hair and Beauty Industry of Ireland was a vibrant and booming industry. COVID-19 hit us hard and as business owners, managers and employees, we have been through a lot and there is more to come.   As … Read More

A Gift from HABIC – FREE Social Media Content!

With just hours to go, we figure you are up the walls getting everything ready to RETURN TO WORK!!! While it’s all very exciting, there’s a lot of work being done across the country, as businesses in the Hair and … Read More

Managing Appointments

Appointments, New Procedures, Visit Policy & Booking Systems Phone lines, messenger, on-line booking apps, sms… all communication platforms went into overdrive and the broadband supply in this country was seriously tested following Leo Varadkar’s much anticipated and hard fought for … Read More

Key Supports for Reopening your Small Business

There is a wide range of financial supports and guidance available to help businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The dbei (Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation) outlines the available supports and some practical steps and guidance to help small … Read More

Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme

You are now in the thick of planning, getting all your ducks in a row as you prepare to return to work and to welcome your staff back to the workplace. We suggest that one of those ducks is a … Read More

Capacity & Team Rostering

As we prepare to return to work, as business owners it is our responsibility to be as best prepared as we can be and also to be accepting of the fact that we now have a new working environment and … Read More

COVID-19 Restart Grant from your Local Authority

It is widely accepted that micro and small businesses are particularly vulnerable to the economic effects of COVID-19. HABIC Ireland is all too aware that none of us have escaped the brutal impact that the Coronavirus has had on our … Read More

Reopening Guidance for Irish Hair Salons & Barber Shops, Beauty Salons & Spas

To all our Industry Colleagues We have been through a lot as an industry and as a country since March 13th when our country went into lockdown due to the outbreak of COVID-19.  Since then, our businesses, jobs and careers … Read More

SME Recovery Ireland

Small businesses are crucial to Ireland’s economic recovery. HABIC believes that it is essential that the SME sector which includes the Hair and Beauty Industry, is at the forefront of the Government’s National Recovery Plan. HABIC formally endorses the SME … Read More

Top 10 Tips to Stay Motivated During COVID-19

Our worlds are inside out and upside down. Our businesses, jobs, careers are either on hold or are evolving into something very different from what they were before.There is much talk in the media about when and how our industry … Read More

WELLA Professionals Issue a Guide to ‘Stay Safe, Stay Connected’

The support for the Hair and Beauty industry during these difficult times is in abundance. Over the next short while, HABIC Ireland will seek out this guidance and share it with you. Our Blog will continue to be your one-stop-shop … Read More

Managing Utilities During COVID-19

Read Your Meter and Help Keep your Electricity Bill in Check.  Your salon may be empty, but there are some essential utilities that you may not want to stop during the lockdown. Your electricity bill is a prime example of … Read More

Trading OnLine Voucher – Selling Online During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we do business for ever. Over the past weeks and months, HABIC has received enquiries from multiple salons and hairdressers about setting up online product sales for their businesses in these difficult times as … Read More