7 essential legal docs every beauty business needs

Whether you’re just starting out in the beauty bizz or you have been operating for a while – having the right legal foundation for your business is crucial. Having the right legal framework will build your business’ credibility, create trust with your clients and most importantly, will help you to minimise future disputes, which are time-consuming and costly. Getting your hands on right legal documents early means you can start focusing on what matters – growing your beautiful business! 

Here at Cherrypicka we have taken the guess work out of it and have set out below some of the essential documents that every Beauty business needs:

What is it?Why do I need it
Website Terms and ConditionsThis document is the unsung hero of every website. It sets out the rules about how visitors to your website can or cannot use your website, prevent users from posting abusive comments or copying content. 
Booking Terms and ConditionsThis document is a necessity for any Beauty Business. It takes time and effort to ensure that every client receives quality service. But, when a client is late, cancels suddenly or doesn’t show up to an appointment, things can get difficult. Booking Terms ensure that these road bumps don’t harm your business. These terms set out your appointment confirmation and cancellation policy, payment methods, refund processes and more.  
Privacy PolicyUse it to tell customers, clients, visitors to your website and even employees, how you use, collect, store and share their personal information.  It is best practice to have a Privacy Policy on your website regardless of whether your business is legally required to have one.
Rent-a-Room or Renta-Chair AgreementsIf you have a spare room or chair in your salon, then use this agreement to licence (or rent) it out to freelancers. It’s a great way to earn some extra income. This freelancer will essentially run their own business from your salon. A well drafted “rent a room” agreement helps to ensure that everyone is aware of their responsibilities and obligations.
Independent Contractor AgreementUse it to appoint service providers and independent contractors, freelancers or consultants to help your business with a special project for times when you need “more hands on deck”.  For example, you are bringing on a freelance designer to help you with some marketing materials.  Or you are hiring a digital marketing agency to help grow your brand.  Defines the key roles and responsibilities between your business and the contractor.
Employment ContractsUse them when you hire casual, part time of full time employees to clearly set out the terms of the employment relationship.  
Influencer AgreementIf you’re looking to boost your business and brand by collaborating with a social media influencer, you will need a clear set of legal terms and conditions to protect your rights and your business. A Social Media Influencer Agreement will ensure things run as smoothly as possible. With this agreement, you can set the parameters and expectations of the work you want the influencer to do, including how you wish to use the content, exclusivity, payment terms (whether by gifts in kind or cash) and ensuring the influencer complies with the AiMCO Code of Practice by disclosing their commercial relationship with you.

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