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2019 Instagram Photographic Competition

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SAHBA is very excited to be bringing back our Photographic Instagram Competitions this year! To celebrate the first day of winter, we have chosen the theme 'Frozen in Time'.

Show us your best wintery, snowy, icy and cold looks. We have 2 sections you can enter into: #sahbahair2019 and #sahbamakeup2019

You have from now until July 31st 11:59pm to upload your image.

The winner will be announced at our annual Hair & Beauty Competitions, held at @adelaidecc on August 25th. Sign up via our link in bio to receive competition updates. 

Good luck to all! We can't wait to see all of the wonderful looks you create ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️


Instagram Competition Rules

The following are the terms and conditions of the Hair & Beauty Industry Association of South Australia Incorporated

1. Your submission must be correctly “hashtagged” with the section you wish to enter. Makeup Entries must use the tag #sahbamakeup2019 and Hair entries must use the tag #sahbahair2019

2. Entry must be submitted no later than 31st July 11:59pm.

3. Your entry must show us your best wintery, snowy, icy and cold look.

4. Your entry will be judged on:

• Hairdressers’ Editorial - Hair 40%, Make-up 20% Style (Look) 40%.

• Make-up Artists - Make-up 40%, Hair 20%, Style (Look) 40%

5. Competitors must be one of the following: Qualified Hairdressers/Make-up Artists, Beauticians, Trainees or Apprentices, working in a professional salon, or students currently enrolled in a hair and or beauty industry course run by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

6. The winners will be announced at the 2019 SAHBA Hair & Beauty Competitions, on Sunday 25th August 2019, which is held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. All entries will be on display at the event.

7. There is no limit to the number of entries per competitor.

8. With each entry, the hair and makeup for that entry must be done by the person submitting the photograph.

9. The winner will be featured on the SAHBA website, Instagram and Facebook pages as well as included in our Bi-Annual newsletter, the News&Views.

10. SAHBA have the right to use the photos for promotional purposes for the Association. Your name may be published.

CBS Hairdressing & Barbering Communications Campaign


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 Your responsibilities under consumer law

Compared to other industries, Consumer and Business Services (CBS) has received a low number of complaints about hairdressers. While this is a credit to the industry, it may also be due to customers not knowing that the hairdressing industry is subject to certain consumer guarantees through the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) or how to make a complaint if they are unhappy with a service.

Under Australian Consumer Law a hairdresser or barber must guarantee that their services and/or any product resulting from their services are:

  • provided with due care and skill;
  • fit for purpose and of a standard expected to achieve the desired results that the customer made known; and
  • provided within a reasonable time.

In addition to the issue of whether a hairdresser is qualified, the two most common areas of customer complaint are: hair extensions that matted and/or failed to hold; and hair colouring that did not meet the colour the customer expected or that resulted in damage such as a burnt scalp or skin staining.

A qualified hairdresser or barber will aim to provide a service with “due care and skill”. However, being able to meet the guarantee of “fit for purpose and of a standard expected to achieve the desired results” becomes more difficult when a product is supplied by the customer. For example, in a situation where a customer provides the hair colouring or hair extensions, the hairdresser would need to be cautious about their ability to guarantee a particular outcome and thus meet the Australian Consumer Law of “fit for purpose”.

Australian Consumer Law protects both clients and businesses. For further information about consumer guarantees and your responsibilities under consumer law please refer to:

Updated qualifications for hairdressers and barbers

South Australian hairdressers and barbers are regulated by the Hairdressers Act 1988. Under this Act a person is automatically qualified to practice as a hairdresser or barber provided they hold qualifications prescribed by regulation, or have qualifications, training or experience that the Commissioner for Consumer Affairs considers appropriate.

The hairdressers’ qualifications were updated in October 2016 to reflect new course codes. This includes recognition of the new barbering qualification (Certificate III in Barbering).  This update does not affect a hairdresser or barber who was already qualified on 27 October 2016 or who had commenced training to become qualified.

People with overseas qualifications need to ensure those qualifications meet SA regulations. The Department of State Development has a unit that assesses whether an overseas qualification meets the standard required in SA. Consumer and Business Services (CBS) will now recognise a certificate issued by that unit.

CBS is currently running a campaign to inform consumers of their rights under Australian Consumer Law and that hairdressers and barbers providing a service in SA need to be qualified. 

 Find the CBS printable posters for your salon here

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