Why Salon Owners Need Salon Business Insurance
You’re dedicated to your customers, and so are we. That’s why we work to get to know every small business we serve. This helps us match coverages to the specific risks you may face at your beauty salon, so you can save money while knowing you’re protected from potential disasters.
What Salon Insurance Should Hairstylists Have?
- Seguro general contra terceros
- Business Income Off Premises Coverage
- Barber Shop and Beauty Salon Professional Liability Insurance
- Equipment Breakdown Insurance
- Autos comerciales
- Workers’ Compensation Insurance
Business Insurance Coverages for Salons
Every beauty salon and hair salon is different, so coverage needs will vary. For example, you’ll want certain types of coverage if you own a salon, and you’ll need additional insurance if you have employees.
We’ve created a plan that’s perfect for small business owners. Our Business Owner’s Policy (BOP) combines three essential types of coverage:
- General liability insurance to help protect your salon from claims that it caused bodily injury or property damage to others.
- Commercial property insurance to help protect your owned or rented building, tools, equipment and inventory used to operate.
- Business income insurance to help replace lost income if you can’t operate because of covered property loss.
How Much Does Hair Salon Insurance Cost?
On average, our BOP customers paid $1,019 a year, or about $85 a month.1 For general liability insurance, our customers paid an average of $805 a year, or about $67 a month.2 Insurance costs vary because insurers look at different factors when determining premiums. Esto puede incluir:
- Number of employees
The best way to find out your hair salon insurance cost is to obtener una cotización.
Small Business Salon Insurance
As a hairstylist, insurance coverage may not seem that important, but it’s crucial to have – not just for your customers, but for yourself. The right salon insurance can help cover the costs of unexpected issues that could shut down the business you’ve worked hard to build.
Watch this video about why you need Small Business Insurance.
Taking Care of Your Salon Team
Whether you’re cutting, coloring or even just scheduling your calendar, working in a hair salon means being exposed to chemicals daily. Protect yourself and your employees from potential risks with salon insurance.
Hairdressers and hairstylists commonly face a risk of various musculoskeletal injuries.3
“My receptionist was helping me on a busy Saturday and took my new pair of scissors to clean. She was rushing and didn’t realize how sharp they were and ended up slicing her finger pretty bad. So bad that she needed a few stiches.”
“My cosmetologist did makeup for a bride with a nickel allergy. She applied temporary makeup and sent the bride a list of all the ingredients in each of the makeups beforehand to approve. However, the bride’s eyes swelled, and she sued my makeup artist.”
Responsabilidad profesional helps protect you and your company against lawsuits and claims that it made an error or mistake in the professional services given.
Covering Your Salon Operations
As a small business owner, you have a lot of responsibilities. Clients come in and out of your business every day and you have to handle issues regularly. We know the difficulties you face at your hair salon – and we’ve created coverages to help you get through them.
Falls are the leading cause of unintentional emergency room visits.4
“I had just put this pretty new rug down in the waiting area. Apparently the edge was curled up a bit and when an older client walked in, she tripped right over it and fell face first into my display cabinet.”
General liability insurance helps protect your salon from claims that it caused bodily injury or property damage to others.
Protecting Your Salon Property
Running a salon business can be costly. We know you rely on expensive tools and equipment that can accidentally break or be stolen. Having hair salon business insurance can give you peace of mind in knowing your property is protected.
Small businesses with less than $25 million in revenue saw an increase in cyber claim frequency and severity.5
Stolen Customer Information
“My stylist opened an email that she thought was from a vendor. It asked her to use her login credentials. The next day, our computer systems were hacked and they took our customers’ contact and payment information.”
Data breach insurance can help your salon respond to a breach if personally identifiable information gets lost or stolen. Some insurers call this coverage cyber liability insurance.
Daños a la propiedad
“My team travels a lot for weddings. We were doing hair for a big bridal party with a lot of little kids. One of them tripped over our curling iron cords and knocked three of them onto the floor, cracking the ceramic and completely destroying them. We had to cancel several appointments until we could get replacements.”
Business Property and Business Income Off Premises coverages can help protect against the loss of business income when your tools or equipment are damaged outside of your salon.
Salon Insurance You Can Trust
We’re an insurance company that makes small businesses our specialty. We have experts dedicated to most industries, so you can get the right hairstylist insurance coverage that you may need for your beauty salon or barber shop. We’re committed to learning exactly what you do, so we can customize a policy that will protect your business best.
Find out more about other beauty and wellness professions we insure:
Last Updated: November 16, 2023
1,2 Premium amounts presented are based on monthly premium paid by The Hartford's Small Business customers between 1/1/22 and 9/14/23 for 12-month policies. Premium is derived from a number of factors specific to your business and may vary.
3 Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, “Musculoskeletal Health, Work-Related Risk Factors and Preventive Measures in Hairdressing: A Scoping Review”
4 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, “10 Leading Causes of Nonfatal Unintentional Emergency Department Visits, United States, 2020”
5 Coalition, “2022 Cyber Claims Report”
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