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Beauty therapist insurance

Get a treatment wrong and your client won’t be the only one who suffers: a professional negligence and bodily injury claim hurts your reputation and your bank balance. Protect both with beauty insurance.

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Treatment and professional liability
from £4.70 a month for £250,000 cover

This all-in-one cover for beauty therapists includes:

Malpractice – for bodily injury, illness or death of clients caused by your negligence
Indemnity – for breach of care, confidentiality, or dishonesty

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addPublic liability
£4.20 a month
£1,000,000 for physical damage and injuries caused by your business and the products you supply
addPortable equipment
£3.50 a month
£3,999 to replace business equipment
Based on an annual income of up to £25,000. All prices include IPT at 12%.
Quote online for turnovers up to £500,000, or call and talk to an expert.
Beauty insurance…for when things get ugly

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, protecting your beauty business is more straightforward. All it takes is some professional beauty insurance.

Delivering on the look your clients want can be a high-stakes game. Get things wrong for whatever reason and you could find yourself facing a claim for physical and mental suffering.

Because no matter how high your professional standards, a client’s adverse reaction to a product or treatment can spell trouble for you both. A compensation claim is expensive to deal with, and your business can’t risk a ruined reputation.

Beauty therapy insurance helps whether you work from a salon or visit clients at home. It covers a wide range of treatments and, if something does go wrong, pays your legal costs and any damages you owe.

In the meantime, you’re free to get on with running your business and enjoying the beautiful things in life.

Who needs beauty insurance?

Anyone involved in making people look and feel better about themselves needs beauty insurance. It doesn’t matter which part of the face or body you focus on. There’s always the potential for a slip-up on your part or a bad reaction on your client’s.

Neither does it matter where you’re based. You could be a salon owner, out on the road, or renting space within someone else’s business. If things go wrong, there’s still every chance you’ll come face-to-face with a claim.

That means the best treatment you can buy for your beauty business is a professional beauty insurance policy. It protects you if you’re a:

  • Beauty therapist
  • Hairdresser
  • Salon owner
  • Mobile beautician or hairdresser
  • Make-up artist
  • Nail technician
  • Manicurist or pedicurist
  • Hair and beauty consultant
  • Massage therapist

What treatments does beauty therapist insurance cover?

There’s a beauty treatment to primp and pamper almost every part of the body from head to toe. Luckily, beauty insurance covers a long list of treatments, including:

  • Temporary hair removal and bleaching
  • Hairdressing and barbering
  • Makeup and spray-on tans
  • Nail extensions and treatments
  • Eyelash and eyebrow treatments
  • Facials
  • Facial peels
  • Body wrapping
  • Ear piercing
  • Massage
  • Electrolysis for hair removal and thread vein treatment.

Providing you have at least an NVQ Level 3 in hair and beauty treatments or equivalent, your beauty therapy insurance also covers you for some of the more specialist treatments, including:

  • Microblading
  • Dermaplaning
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Hyperdermabrasion
  • Micro-pigmentation
  • Semi-permanent make up
  • Mesotherapy via microneedling
  • Hydrafacial
  • Electrical facial treatments including CACI
  • LED light therapy (Dermalux).

What types of mobile beauty therapist insurance do I need?

The beauty of being a mobile beautician is that you can go where the business is. You don’t have to wait for it to come to you.

But if it’s just you flying solo, then the buck stops with you too. That means treatments that go wrong are your sole your responsibility. You’ll need treatment and professional liability insurance to protect you from claims for compensation.

It’s the same story if you rent a space or a chair in someone else’s salon. Unless you’re directly employed by them, you need your own mobile beauty insurance to stay protected.

Visiting clients in their own home brings its own risks. You could easily spill a substance on a carpet and ruin it or damage a surface with your equipment. You need public liability insurance for these kind of everyday accidents – it covers costs and compensation.

And don’t forget the specialist equipment you rely on. Lose it, damage it, get it stolen or even chewed to bits by a client’s dog and you’ll have to buy it all over again. Portable equipment insurance pays to repair or replace your kit quickly and keeps you working.

Read more about what types of mobile beauty therapist insurance do I need?

What insurance does a beauty salon need?

The people who visit your salon are the lifeblood of your business. But there’s also a danger of them draining the life from it if things take an unexpected turn. That’s why you need the protection of beauty salon insurance.

If a client is harmed by a treatment that goes wrong, they’ll want pay-back. Allegations of pain, mental anguish, and scarring can add up to some very big numbers. For claims like these, treatment and professional liability insurance covers your legal defence and any compensation.

Customers coming through your door is exactly what you want. But if they then trip over an electrical lead and get hurt, smashing their expensive watch in the process, a legal claim can follow. Public liability insurance pays costs and compensation for claims of damage to third parties and their property.

Making your clients more beautiful takes not only skill but the right equipment. And if your kit’s out of action because it’s been damaged, lost or stolen, so are you. Salon insurance pays to repair or replace it (including tech, fixtures and fittings), so you can get back to work.

If you employ anyone at your salon, even part-time, then you’ll need employers’ liability insurance. And not only to protect your staff in case they suffer illness or injury at work, but because it’s the law. If you’re caught without it, the Health & Safety Executive can fine you – which is never a good look.

Read more about what insurance does a beauty salon need?

How much is beauty insurance?

It depends on which types of cover you want, and how much of each. But it stands to reason, the more beauty insurance you buy, the higher your premium will be.

As a bare minimum, we’d suggest getting treatment and professional liability insurance, public liability, and salon or portable equipment insurance. That way you’re covered for any mistakes you make, any unexpected accidents, and anything untoward happening to your kit.

For treatment and professional liability insurance, try and think of the worst thing that could go wrong, and how much it could cost you. Compensation is one thing, but don’t forget legal costs. They can quickly go sky high.

When it comes to insuring your equipment, you should add up everything you use to run your business, down to the last nail file or brush. You don’t want to be underinsured as it can mean your claim doesn’t pay out fully.

There’s other beauty therapist insurance you can buy, including cyber insurance to protect you if you store your clients’ data electronically. However, a basic package of treatment and professional liability, public liability, and portable equipment insurance starts from £12.40 a month.

Why should I buy my beauty insurance from you?

Because just like you’re an expert at making your clients look and feel a million dollars, we’re professional insurance experts. So, we know exactly what you need to protect your business.

We only use top insurers and we make buying a policy super easy. You can get everything you need online in just a couple of minutes, with documents delivered direct to your inbox.

Better still, we’re recognised by the Plain English Campaign for telling it like it is. Insurance jargon is banned and we make everything easy to understand.

However, if you’d like to talk to someone, you can do that too. There’s no big call centre or phone menu here, so you’ll get straight through to a friendly expert who can help.

What else? We don’t charge admin fees, which means there’s nothing extra to pay. And we give you free stuff, like 20% off stationery at MOO and an ‘I’m insured’ badge for your website. Oh, and a cash bonus each time you recommend us.

But it’s customer feedback that really counts. We reckon ours speaks for itself.

What our customers say...
Very good! clear. easy and quick.
Beauty therapy
25 November 2020
Amy was lovely to deal with as was Lisa.
Beauty therapy
6 November 2020
They were friendly and helpful and guided towards the best policy for my needs.
Complementary therapy
8 October 2020

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