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Barbers' insurance from £41 per year

10% of customers paid this or less for Public Liability and standard treatments cover. Based on policies sold 01 Jul 18 - 13 Jan 19.

  • Create your own insurance policy - you choose what cover you need to suit your barber shop.
  • Cover that adapts to your place of work, whether you own a barber shop, rent a chair, visit clients or a combination.
  • No admin fees if you need to amend your policy.
  • 0% APR on your monthly direct debit payments in the first year.

    Over 18s, new customers only, subject to eligibility.

Get razor-sharp barbers' insurance for your business

When handling sharp objects and potentially hazardous products is part of the job, having the right insurance in place is crucial. Mistakes can happen, even to the most seasoned barber. If you accidentally cut or burn a client, you could find yourself facing a big compensation claim.

Luckily, you can safeguard your business with our specialist barbers' insurance. So if something goes wrong, and a client gets injured, we'll cover the costs you're liable to pay.

Shape your own policy

We understand that every barber has different insurance needs. So, whether you own a barber shop or rent a chair, we let you tailor your cover to reflect your specific business requirements.

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or call us on 0345 878 5606

Your cover options

Choose from the list of cover options below to create a personalised barbers’ insurance policy. These covers are subject to policy conditions and limits.

  • Treatments liability

    Treatments liability insurance covers you if a client becomes ill or is injured because of a treatment you have performed. For example, if you accidentally cut a client whilst doing their hair.

    Treatments covered as standard include:

    • Washing, cutting, styling and drying of the hair, wigs or hairpieces
    • Wet & dry shaving, including face massage
    • Beard & eyebrow trimming or shaping
    • Traditional Turkish ear hair flaming and nose hair waxing

    Find out more about the treatments we can cover you for here.

  • Public liability

    If you accidentally injure a member of the public or damage their property, for example if you are working at a client’s house and accidentally stain their white carpet with one of your products, public liability insurance will cover any legal or compensation claims you are liable to pay.

  • Employers' liability

    Employers' liability insurance is a legal requirement if you employ staff. If an employee becomes ill or injured as a result of the work they do for you, a claim could be filed against you. Employers’ liability insurance will cover any costs you are legally required to pay.

  • Contents and stock

    Barbers would be lost without their tools; insure your gel, wax, razors and other equipment against theft, loss and damage with our contents and stock cover. You can also cover your other business essentials, like the chairs and computer in your barber shop.

    Seasonal increase for stock

    If you choose to insure your stock with Direct Line for Business, we’ll give you a 25% cover increase for two months of your choice. This is in addition to the automatic cover provided 15 days either side of each bank holiday.

    Property away

    Always on the move? You can also insure your goods in transit. This means that when you’re carrying expensive equipment from one venue to another, you’re covered should they get damaged or stolen.

  • Premises Cover

    Premises cover is important if you are based at home or own a barber shop. If there is an insured event such as a flood or fire at your premises and the building is damaged, our cover will pay for the costs of reinstatement or repairs.

  • Business interruption

    Our business interruption insurance will cover you for reduced turnover if an insured peril, e.g. a fire or flood, damages your stock, equipment or premises, preventing you from trading.

  • Theft of takings

    If your business handles cash and cheques, this cover will safeguard you in the event of theft. This includes business takings stolen from you or your employees.

  • Legal expenses

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or call us on 0345 878 5606

Learn more about barbers' insurance at Direct Line for Business

Barber shop insurance

There’s lots to think about when you own a barber shop: taking care of all those clients coming through the front door, keeping your products replenished, making sure your equipment is in good working order, looking after your employees.

We don’t want your insurance to be another concern to add to the list. If you own a barber shop, you can choose to cover your services, your premises, your stock and your employees all under one policy.

Insurance for mobile barbers

Each day varies for a mobile barber - different clients, different locations, different requests. So, it’s important to have a flexible insurance policy that can keep up with your world.

Whether you rent a chair in a barber shop, work from home, work at your clients’ premises or a combination of the above, we can cover all your places of work under one policy. You also have the option to cover your business contents at home or on the move.

Am I eligible for Direct Line for Business barbers’ insurance?

To be eligible to take out a barbers’ insurance policy with us, you must hold the relevant qualifications for your profession. Any employees not holding relevant qualifications must be supervised at all times.

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or call us on 0345 878 5606

Insurance for hair and beauty professionals

Policy documents

If you have an existing quote or policy with us, you can view and download your policy documents from the My Account page.

We tailor all our policies, so your documents only show what you’ve chosen to cover.

Below is a summary of a generic policy, from 15th July 2018 onwards, which shows the main covers and exclusions in our policies.