Information about our policy and COVID-19
Further to the Government’s recent announcement allowing Hairdressers and Barbers to reopen from 4 July, our policy will cover you as long as you comply with any relevant laws and regulations, and follow all government guidance.
Specialist Barbers Insurance From £3.76 A Month
Whether you need public liability in case of injuries to your clients, equipment cover to protect your razors, clippers and other items or personal accident cover in case you suffer an injury, we can build a policy to meet your requirements.
Our insurance policies for barbers start for as little as £47.04 a year. We also provide the added benefit of allowing you to pay for your policy on a monthly basis, with no interest added whatsoever, meaning you could pay as little as £3.76 a month for annual cover.
It’s likely that as a barber you will have built up a regular base of customers to your barbershop. They will trust you to provide the service they require safely and professionally. However, one slip of a razor blade or the clippers can land you in a spot of bother.
To get your instant price, just start by giving us some basic information about your barber business. We can then give you an instant price and in just a couple of minutes, you and your business can be protected against potentially costly liability claims.
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Why choose Protectivity?
Fast & Straightforward Process
You can get a quote and complete cover quicker than it takes for you to do a Grade 0 all-over. Just tell us how much you expect to earn this year and the level of cover you need and we’ll give you an instant price. Then fill in a few details and your insurance is in place.
Our policy for barbers and hairdressers is hard to beat, starting at only £47.04 a year. Add in that you can pay a 20% deposit upfront, before splitting the rest into 10 interest-free monthly deposits and it looks an even better deal!
Niche Insurance Specialists
We have been providing insurance for niche businesses for over 25 years so know that having a bespoke policy to meet the needs of barbers is vital to ensure our customers have the best possible cover.
Excellent Claims Handling
Each Barber Insurance claim is handled by Woodgate and Clark who are specialists at ensuring your situation is dealt with in the most suitable and efficient manner.
What insurance does a barber need?
Most freelance or self-employed barbers will look to include some of the following insurance benefits:
Pubic liability insurance is included as standard on all of our Barber Insurance policies. Public Liability for Professional Treatments and Products Liability gives you up to £10 million of cover if you injured a third party, while you carry out your insured activities, such as if a shaving cream you used triggered an allergic reaction from your client. Your policy covers the defence fees and any subsequent settlement.
We can provide up to £12,000 of cover for items of equipment you use to run your business. Cover is provided on a new for old basis for items under three years old, meaning that regardless of whether you have had the item for three months or three years, we will replace it with a brand-new equivalent if the damage is irreparable.
If you employ any members of staff it is your legal responsibility to take out Employers’ Liability. This will cover you for £10 million should a staff member have an injury at work or suffer property damage due to the negligence of the business.
Personal Accident Cover
Accidents at work can cause financial hardship, so by taking out our additional Personal Accident cover, you’re protected if an injury meant you were unable to work for a significant period of time. This includes loss of income as well as a range of other injuries.
I was really pleased with how my claim was settled. It gave me great confidence that Protectivity covers me when the worst happens.
Fantastic claims handling
We are committed to making our claims process as smooth and efficient as possible.
If you need to make a claim, just click the link below, select the relevant form and fill in the details and we’ll take it from there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What activities can you cover me for?
A. We can cover the following activities as standard under our Hairdressers and Barber Insurance policy:
The use of:
– Clippers/trimmers and cut-throat razors
– Electrical equipment such as curlers, straighteners, hairdryers and tongs
The application of:
– Bleaches, dyes, perms and tints
– Hair extensions (subject to you being qualified for the extension method you are using)
– Nail polish (including the application of acrylic coatings, cutting and shaping of nails), false eyelashes and semi-permanent eyelash extensions
– Tooth jewellery
The activities of:
– Ear piercing using a gun and stud
– Eyebrow plucking (including threading and waxing), shaping, dyeing, tinting and perming including semi-permanent mascara
– Washing, cutting, styling and drying of hair
If your chosen treatment is not listed, just get in touch and speak to one of our friendly advisors to see if we can cover you.
Q. Do you need to see my qualifications/certificates?
A. We do not need to see proof of your qualifications for you to be able to take out our insurance. We do, however, require you and any employees the relevant qualifications or certificates for the services you are providing. Please note, that we do not accept qualifications that are obtained by a method of remote learning (e.g. internet-based training courses).
If you need to make a claim on your Hairdressing Insurance policy then we may request to see these documents. Should we discover that you are not qualified to carry out the insured activities, we may reject your claim.
Q. Am I covered to work from home?
A. Yes. Our policy is designed to cover freelance barbers, hairdressers and mobile salons all around the country. Any policy you take out will cover you and your business, as opposed to a specific address.
This means that you’re covered regardless of whether you are working at home, in a client’s house or within a dedicated barbershop.
Q. Am I covered if a customer doesn’t like their hair cut/treatment?
A. No, this is something that is not covered. Our policy is designed to cover Liability issues, such as injury to a third party, such as a customer, or damage to their property. For example, our policy would cover a barber if they were to cut a client’s face with a razor blade whilst performing a shave with a cut-throat razor.
Q. Can you insure my hair products and stock?
A. Yes, our Equipment Cover benefit includes protection for things such as styling products, treatment items and other stock you may use or sell in your barber shop.
Like your specific barbering equipment, it is covered against loss, theft and damage up to the value selected on your policy. We even provide £250 worth of cover free of charge with every policy taken out.
Further information on our policy
If you have any other questions regarding our policy, then feel free to get in touch with our friendly team on 01494 887909. Our phone lines are open 9am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.