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The Australian Hairdressing Council was created to represent the WHOLE industry when it comes to uplifting standards, being a voice to Government, and supporting ethical businesses, in whatever form they take.

Our industry landscape has changed dramatically over the last few years. β€œAs a result of the pandemic, it is estimated that around 70% of our hairdressers have become solo operators without staff,” says AHC CEO Sandy Chong. β€œThis could include being a freelancer, rent-a-chair, mobile hairdresser, or working from a home salon or commercial suite.

β€œThe AHC is concerned about the lack of qualified operators in our industry, which is why we are excited to launch our new AHC membership for sole operators – SOLO OWNER SELECT.”

Solo Owner Select – or SOS for short – has been created for this significant, however largely unsupported sector of the hair and barber industry, due to demand. Solo Owner Select membership is for sole traders that hold a hairdressing qualification and ABN. They can complete a business accreditation checklist plus register their hairdressing qualification on the AHC Hairdressing Australia Industry Register (HAIR).

SOS will have several membership benefits uniquely for the sole trader market.

These include:

  • SOS private Facebook group so members can be part of a community of industry experts and likeminded business owners to ask questions, share information and be supported.
  • Access to AHC discounts and special offers from our Associate Members exclusively for SOS businesses, including a wide array of products and services.
  • Free and discounted education programs from industry leading educators.
  • Invitations to exclusive AHC events such as Schmoozefest and the Leadership Summit.
  • A designated SOS membership manager who understands your business to answer questions and provide support.
  • Unique marketing content and regular newsletters.
  • A specially created and ever-growing SOS Resource Library containing dozens of templates and documents essential for running a sole trader business.
  • Access to one complimentary call to the AHC HR team included in your membership.
  • Accreditation from Australia’s leading national industry body to endorse members as a quality, ethical business.

For a limited time only, AHC SOS membership is just $365 per year – that’s just $1 a day! Payments are flexible to suit any budget, and AHC membership is 100% tax deductible.

Our industry is stronger TOGETHER. If you’d like to learn more about SOS membership visit our website:

Thank you for your support of the Australian Hairdressing Council.