How can beauty salon insurance benefit your business?
For example, if a customer slips on hair clippings that didn’t get swept up or gets a shock from the hairdryer, they could sustain a serious injury. Basic business insurance typically provides general liability coverage. However, consider an umbrella policy to increase the limit as part of your beauty salon insurance plan. Also, remember that home insurance usually does not provide coverage for damages resulting from business operations. Therefore, for a home-based salon, consider home-based business insurance policies that typically include general liability coverage. Here are some examples of businesses in the industry that may benefit from a beauty salon insurance policy:
- Boutique Beauty Salons
- High-End Salons
- In-Home Hair Salons
- Mobile Salons
- Retail Outlet Hair Salons
- Spa Salons
- Tanning Salons
Opt for professional liability and product liability policies.
Providing services and potentially selling products out of your store necessitates various coverages. For instance, this includes errors and omissions liability insurance (E&O), also called professional liability, as well as product liability insurance. A client’s hair might be damaged, their skin could react poorly to a chemical in your makeup, or they simply believe a service you provided harmed them, and they may seek damages. Similarly, if a product you sell in your salon causes such harm, a client may sue. Professional liability insurance may protect you in the event you make a mistake. Product liability insurance helps cover you if a product you sell causes harm. Both may help cover defense costs and money awarded to the plaintiff.
Make sure your expensive equipment is insured.
Salon chairs, professional-grade styling tools, and makeup aren’t cheap. Additionally, you likely own other equipment and stock supplies for use at your beauty salon. What happens if that equipment gets damaged? For instance, what do you do if all your hairdryers running at once cause your electrical circuit to overload? Systems breakdown insurance, as part of your beauty salon insurance coverage, protects your business in the event of damage to your equipment in a covered incident. Specifically, it helps you cover the costs of repairing or replacing the equipment. Broken equipment can cause your business to lose income, and in some cases, systems breakdown insurance may help cover that loss as well.
Other coverages for your business needs.
Just like any other business, there are a few basic coverages you should consider as part of your beauty salon insurance policy. For instance, commercial property insurance helps cover damages to property and inventory if the damage results from a covered event. Also, workers’ compensation helps pay for injuries to employees while on the job. Finally, if you use a computer system for record-keeping and appointments, cyber liability insurance is a must to help protect you from hackers or data breaches.
Contact us to find out how a beauty salon insurance plan may help protect your business.