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Simple Tricks to Improve Your Salon Decor

We’ve always been told that a good first impression matters — and the same is true for your salon.

A good aesthetic will naturally attract more customers and freelancers, and in turn, an attractive salon is one that will translate well onto social media. If customers like the way it looks, they’ll be proud to post an image of themselves online, which will generate you some free buzz and publicity. Win-win.

Want to rent your salon chair? Make the proposition more appealing with a stunning salon.

Let’s make your salon more Instagrammable with these handy tips below.

Pick a Personality

Choosing a ‘look’ for your salon is all about having a defined sense of personality come through. So once you know what you want, stick to that choice and be consistent.

This means a consistent colour scheme, choice of textures, and furnishings/objects that all cohesively work together.

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Salon Mirrors

Mirrors are excellent because they give the impression of additional space. Plus, in a beauty room it’s a welcome addition for all your clients. 

A large mirror can often be a bit of a showstopper if used correctly. (See below). Mirrors can be employed quite liberally too, so get reflecting!

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Salon Lighting

Lighting is an easy win. The right lighting in a beauty salon can also be very flattering, which is great when you want your customers feeling they look their best.

This can involve ring lights, bordering mirrors with bulb lights, fairy lights, or anything more elaborate.

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Salon ‘Selfie Wall’

Having a specific area, designed for a photo-op can prove a big boon for generating online attention. Some salons have designed their whole image around a beautiful wall of flowers for example. Who doesn’t want to strike a pose somewhere when they’re looking at their most fresh? 

Perhaps a a mural wall, or one full of photographs? Maybe something even quirkier. Just make it beautiful and memorable — so get inventive.

Salon Soft Furnishings & Objects

Allow your customers to wait in maximum comfort, with a nice sofa, or hyper-comfy armchairs. Treat the waiting area as an area where you can relax your customers into the full experience.

Any objects that are evocative of relaxation are the ideal choice. Plants for that reason can be an easy way to stylise your surroundings and bring the joys of outdoors, indoors.

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Looking for salon spaces near me? Or for salons to rent in London?

Use HotPatch to browse a full selection today. Or, if you’re looking to make money from your own salon chair, you can list with us.

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10 Salon Chairs To Hire in London

Looking for a spare salon chair to rent? Thinking, ‘is there a salon rental space near me?’ HotPatch has a collection of salon chairs to rent from all across London.

Treat yourself and your clients to a seat in one of our unique Patches, or significantly cut your commute time by finding your nearest local salon chair.

See our selection below, or check out more space to rent on our website.

1. Hair Stylist Chair To Rent in Victoria

In the heart of Victoria, London, rent a chair with this friendly, boutique hair salon. With its distinctive fashionable decor​,​ versatility in music and unpretentious atmosphere, it’s the place to be. 

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2. Hair Stylist Chair To Rent in Finsbury Park

Busy salon with a chair to rent, high footfall and situated in the beautiful Finsbury Park, minutes walk from the underground station. 

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3. Hair Stylist Chair To Rent in Putney

Scissors and alcohol isn’t normally a winning combination, but the wine selection here is for customers to purchase or sample, which makes this elegant salon, a unique and classy choice for your client. 

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4. Hair Stylist Chair To Rent in West Finchley

A salon with a stylish, modern and clean aesthetic available to rent in West Finchley. 

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5. Hair Stylist Chair To Rent — Notting Hill

Need to rent a salon chair in West London? A sleek and contemporary salon available in Notting Hill. Indoor parking available for exactly this one scooter.

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6. Hair Stylist Chair To Rent— Abbey Gardens

With a mirror big enough to reflect upon all of my past mistakes, we’ve got this beautifully designed salon in Abbey Gardens. Impress your clients with this salon choice.

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7. Hair Stylist Chair To Rent in Morden

Live around Morden? We’ve got a spot in this elegant salon that has hairdresser chairs for rent that might take yours and your clients fancy. 

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8. Hair Stylist Chair To Rent in Battersea 

Well designed, modern salon in beautiful Battersea. The kind of place you’d walk past and say, ‘I’d love to work there.’ And now, with HotPatch, it’s possible.

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9. Salon Chair To Rent — White City

Hair salon that will give you ‘all the flexibility you need.’ Great location near Westfield and by the BBC, attract some great customers with a chair in this White City Salon.

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10. Chair for Stylist To Rent— East London

New​ and​ very nicely decorated, modern salon in East London. Two spare chairs being offered for hair stylists in this friendly Patch, with adjoining kids salon.

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From cheap, affordable salon chairs to rent, to barber space rental in London, you can now browse more Patches on our platform.

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Are you a freelance hairdresser? 

Been asking yourself, ‘can I rent salon space?’ 

Well here’s your answer. 

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7 Things To Include In Your Contract As A Therapist

Panicking about what to include in your therapy contract? Need to talk to someone about it? HotPatch has a few key suggestions below.

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1. Keep it confidential

Confidentiality in this trade is essential. Include information about confidentiality, and also its’ exceptions.

We recommend you get your client to specifically sign this section, or even have them tick each individual exception for further clarity.

2. Personal Information Storage

Let the client know which personal details you are going to hold, why you are holding them, how they will be safely kept and stored, as well as how long you intend to keep them after their sessions have ended.

Inspire confidence in your client that their sensitive data is safe in your hands.

3. Cancellation

Clients, and especially new clients, will likely want to read your cancellation policy before signing up.

Give details on how far in advance they need to cancel, and whether they still need to pay upon cancellation. Provide a description of the best way they can contact you in regards to a cancellation too. If they’d like to end the sessions altogether, what is the best procedure?

Therapy metaphor

4. Don’t Forget Your Fees

One to always keep in mind as a freelancer.

State your fees clearly in the therapy contract. How much are the sessions? When will they be paid? Upfront or retrospectively? Let them know the best way to pay you, whether that is a cash payment, or through a bank transfer.

5. Session Volume

Provide a little clarity on the sessions themselves. Detail their frequency, and the length. Are they always the same length/time for example?

What if the client needs to alter an appointment day or time? If you answer these queries up front, you will save yourself time down the line in answering FAQs individually.

6. Client Responsibilities

The client will be responsible for decisions made outside of the sessions, and for their own thoughts, feelings and actions. You might want to clarify that they mustn’t take drugs, or drink before or during the session, or any other safety stipulations.

7. Digital Therapy

If your classes are conducted online, they will need instructions on how to access the platform you use, and on how the session will be impacted if their internet is shaky, or if they’re unable to access sessions for electronic reasons.

They will need to know that they cannot record the session. Ease any concerns that may arise from the therapy session taking place online, i.e. they are still in a safe space to speak their mind.

Got a therapy room to rent? Need to hire a therapy room near you?

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5 Reasons To Hire A Fitness Studio Privately

5 Reasons To Hire A Private Fitness Studio

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T2Studio in Liverpool, available at HotPatch.com

If you were offered the opportunity to hire a fitness studio privately each week, you might say, come off it; I’m not Bill Gates. Unless you are Bill Gates of course, in which case you’re probably thinking, ‘I actually am Bill Gates’ almost all of the time.

Private fitness studios rentals aren’t all as expensive as you might assume, as HotPatch can attest to, with its most inexpensive studio for hire in Liverpool at only £10 an hour.

Most personal trainers may never have considered this studio option; perhaps largely because of the cost assumptions that come with the term ‘private.’ You may not have even realised this was an option available to you in the first place.

So here are HotPatch’s top 5 reasons why hiring a private fitness studio could work for you and your client, over using a public gym.

#1 Peace & Quiet

Private studios are far more peaceful. If you’ve never trained in one, it might come as a genuine surprise to hear only your own, or your client’s movements as you exercise. No more rogue grunts or weird gym music playlists to contend with. This means you can communicate more clearly, and freely too. Feel like adding a bit of sound volume to your pep-talk? Go for it.

Training in silence can also be more focussed and meditative, which will likely lead to a more motivated session.

#2 No Waiting For Equipment

Imagine the feeling of entering the gym and thinking, ‘all we need today is the squat rack and I’m good’ and then being forced to wait impatiently for 30 minutes as a group of four twelve-year olds superset their iffy high-rep leg routine.

But in a private studio, the equipment is all yours. Your options are limitless. You can dive between squat rack, bench, dumbbells and not have to be concerned about any etiquette, or turn-waiting, or being forced to only use the one rear-delt machine no one is using for 60 minutes (you can always tell someone uses a busy public gym when their rear-delts are gigantic).

Rather than bouncing between the left and right side of the gym to alternative your exercises, a private studio has everything you need in one place for a concise and efficient workout.

Get your client to the equipment they need when they need it, and they’ll leave feeling more satisfied too.

Spacious fitness studio

#3 Workout With Just Your Team

Capturing that spirit of camaraderie can make training incredibly fun. And when you’re with just your own team, you can work at your own pace and really challenge one another in an open environment.

So don’t worry about losing that inherent sense of competition you get in a public gym as you randomly compete with the strangers and trainers next to you. When you’re in a private gym, it’s all about you and your trainee, and so staying engaged in the workout will be easy.

#4 Take The Ego Out Of It

As you may have found with home workouts, working out in a private space does help to take the ego element out of your lifts, which can so often be detrimental to your form.

So what if you’re lifting lighter, or moving slower? In a private gym, none of this matters. Film your lifts, check your form, and slow it down all you want. A private gym will help remind your client that a gym workout is about them and their own training, and not their progress in relation to anybody else.

Hopefully this will help grow their confidence, especially if they’re new and want to learn how to use the equipment properly, without feeling a little embarrassed or insecure. Often a big reason people delay going to the gym is due to the public ‘shame’ element, and so mentioning that you have a private studio option, may be a huge selling point to the potential clients you’re marketing to.

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#5 You Can Do Those Really Weird Exercises You Weirdo

You know that video you saw of that guy holding a planche on a medicine ball? Well you can all fail that move as many times as you want in perfect privacy. You can messily shadow box, spider crawl up and down the gym and swing that kettlebell like you’re beating a rug, and the only person there to judge you is you. Practice, practice and practice until you’re finally ready to pop into a public gym and do that headstand on the mats you’ve always dreamed of doing.

Home workouts for those that committed to them over the last year or so, proved to have their upsides. A quieter space and a more self-focussed environment were all bonuses. Many of us realised how vital possessing the right kind of space is for exercising right.

Private studios can bridge the gap between the need for solitude, and the need for proper equipment, and all within a budget too.

Check out our stock of private exercise Patches, including yoga studios, dance studios and more!

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Stand out from the Crowd: The Definitive Guide to Listing your Patch

Stand out from the Crowd: The Definitive Guide to Listing your Patch

Grab users attention with a few top tips on listing your space to rent with HotPatch.

Is your HotPatch listing getting the attention it deserves?

Patch Tips and Tricks

We have tried to make the process of listing a workspace with HotPatch as simple as possible, but here are a few tips to help you on your way to creating an appealing and successful Patch listing.

1. Name your Patch

Grab all the attention your Patch deserves. Just what is it about your workspace that Users will love so much? Perhaps it’s in a busy and popular part of town? Maybe it is impressively decorated? Or it could be a large and flexible space that caters for a range of activities? Whatever it is, be sure to mention it.

Name your Patch

Examples that we like are:

· Stylish and professional salon in the heart of Newcastle

· Hidden gem yoga studio in East London.

2. Describe your Patch

This is your chance to tell Users all the things about your Patch that they might not be able to find in your amenities list or photographs. A great description can help to build an impressive picture in the mind of a User and lead to more bookings.

Describe your Patch

Be honest and accurate and include any details that might be helpful to a User e.g. the Patch is at the top of a long staircase, the art studio is shared with two other artists, or the Patch is a two-minute walk from Old Street Station. Such details set Users’ expectations and ensures positive reviews.

Examples that we like are:

· A newly renovated fitness studio located on a busy high street that is easily accessible and includes all the space and equipment you need for your clients.

· An elegantly designed beauty salon and creative hub for beauty enthusiasts and industry freelancers. This Patch is on the second floor of a gorgeous Georgian townhouse that overlooks the Cathedral Gardens in Liverpool city centre.

3. Setting your availability

Setting your Patch Availability
Whether you are renting your workspace out on an hourly or daily basis, it is important that you block out the times and dates in your calendar for when your Patch is unavailable. Remember to also update your calendar so potential Users can see your Patch’s true availability.

4. Patch rules

Patch Rules

We have created a list of general rules that we think all Patch Hosts will hope Users adhere to. If there are any other rules that are specific to your workspace, then please include them, as this helps to set expectations and boundaries for Users.

5. How much does it cost?

The cost of your Patch is a major consideration for any potential User, and so it should also be a major consideration for you as the Host.

How much does your Patch Cost

Think about all that your workspace offers, including amenities and location, and then think of a price that offers good value for money.

Some questions that you might want to think about are:

· How much would I pay for my own Patch?

· What is the cost of other similar Patches?

· Would lower costs help to establish my workspace?

6. Take great snaps

High-quality photographs can make all the difference when it comes to Users booking your Patch. Alongside the name of your Patch, your main photo will be the first impression that a User has of your workspace, so make it a good ‘un.

Take Great Snaps

Below are a few tips we have put together to help you take some great snaps.

  • Take the time to spruce up your Patch and remove any clutter (overfilled bins, wires etc.) so that it is looking its best.
  • Try to take photos during the day and when natural lighting is brightest. This will help your Patch look warm and inviting. You can always turn on lamps to illuminate any dark corners.
  • Avoid using the flash on your camera or phone as it can make the photo look harsh.
  • To ensure that the shot is straight, you can use the grid feature on your camera or phone and line the grid up with a wall or piece of equipment.
  • Don’t be afraid to kneel or crouch to get a main piece of equipment or furniture into the photo. Just try to avoid standing on your tippy-toes and taking the picture above your head as this can distort the photo and give a strange, angled impression of your workspace.
  • Walk around your workspace and take pictures from different angles to show off all the best features of your Patch. Add a variety of pictures, perhaps from the entrance of the workspace, the kitchen area, waiting room, or outside area to build a guided tour of your Patch.
  • Ensure that your photos are at least 1024 x 683px, or as high-quality as your camera or phone will allow. Also, be sure to use your camera or phone in landscape.
  • Users will enjoy seeing the features, quirks, and personality of your Patch. Get up close to snap any details like artwork or an arrangement of flowers.
  • Finally, many cameras and phones will have inbuilt editing tools, so don’t despair if your photo doesn’t come out perfectly first-time round. Adjusting the brightness, contrast, and saturation can dramatically improve any image. Just remember not to overdo it as photos should look as natural as possible.

Here is a final checklist of things to do before publishing your listing.

Final Checklist

✓ Give your Patch the perfect name.

✓ Bring your workspace to life with a great description, but remember, be honest and accurate.

✓ Outline expectations and rules for Users.

✓ Set up your availability in your calendar.

✓ Choose the right price.

✓ Take great photos with natural light and take a good handful of them too.

Need help in finalising your Patch listing, or want to have a chat with us about your space?

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Looking After Your Mental Health During Lockdown

Looking After Your Mental Health During Lockdown

There are many things we can do to support and manage our mental health and wellbeing during these uncertain times.

Here are some tips the team at HotPatch hopes will help you, your family and your friends as we all spend more time at home and away from our regular work and social activities.

See Things Differently

This is a different period in your life, but not necessarily a bad one. The rhythm to your life may have changed but see it as an opportunity to create daily routines that prioritise looking after yourself.

You may have more time to dedicate to hobbies, to exercise, to cooking, to relaxing, and to catching up with family and friends. They are unusual times we live in but try to seek out the opportunities you are presented with.

Manage How You Follow the Pandemic in the Media

It is important to avoid speculation and to find reputable news sources on the virus. Trustworthy information can help you feel more in control and lessen anxiety levels.

News coverage is 24/7. If you find that the extensive news broadcasts are causing you stress it is important to address this and find a balance. Don’t completely avoid the news, just keep abreast so that you are informed and educated.

Make a Personal Financial Plan

Trying to stay in a stable financial position is incredibly important to our mental health and wellbeing.

Plan your finances and ensure that you are receiving any benefits you are entitled to. You can do this here.

A budget tool (like this one) could also be useful. Remember that you may be saving money by not spending out on things like transport and socialising.

Stay Connected

At times of stress, we work better in company and with support. Try and keep in touch with your friends and family by telephone, email, social media, or contact a helpline (such as this one) for emotional support.

Regularly assess your social media activity. Although social media is a great way to stay connected, it can also become a source of worry and anxiety. Consider muting or unfollowing accounts or hashtags that cause you to feel anxious.

Anticipate Distress

It is natural to feel vulnerable and overwhelmed in this period, especially if you have experienced trauma or a mental health problem in the past, if you are shielding, or are more at risk to the effects of the coronavirus.

It is important to acknowledge these feelings and remind each other to look after our physical and mental health. Reassure those around you and check in on your nearest and dearest, as well as those who are most vulnerable.

Keep well and keep safe.

The HotPatch team.

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HotPatch Guide to Business Support During Lockdown

HotPatch Guide to Business Support During Lockdown

Lockdown is a real challenge to any business. A range of schemes have been introduced by the government to support and protect jobs and businesses from collapse. HotPatch has taken a look the schemes available to businesses unable to operate fully due to this lockdown.

The Bounce Back Loan

The scheme helps small and medium-sized businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000, and up to 25% of their turnover. The government also guarantees 100% of the loan with no fees or interest to pay for the first 12 months. After 12 months the interest rate will be 2.5% a year.

Businesses that have already accessed the Bounce Back Loan, but have not borrowed their maximum amount, can now apply to top-up their existing loan, but can only do so once.

At present, the deadline for applying for a new BBL is the end of March 2021.

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

This scheme provides equivalent support to the self-employed as is provided to employees through the government contribution in the CJRS Furlough Scheme. Currently, the SEISS has been increased to meet 80% of trading profits covering November 2020 to January 2021 and from February 2021 to April 2021 for all parts of the UK.

The grant is calculated based on 80% of 3 months’ average trading profits, paid out in a single instalment and capped at £7,500. The details of the grant for the February to April period is yet to be announced.

All up to date information, including eligibility criteria and the window to claim, as well as being able to make your application, can be found on the gov.uk website.

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

This scheme was created to help small and medium-sized businesses to access loans and other kinds of finance, up to £5 million.

The government guarantees 80% of the finance to the lender and pays interest and any fees for the first 12 months.

National Lockdown Business Support Grant

You may be eligible for a monthly grant up to £3,000 if your business was forced to close.

There are also additional grants for nightclubs, dance halls, and other entertainment venues up to £1,500 for each 14-day period the business is closed.

If we move back into a tier system soon, there is also a local lockdown business support grant.

Business Rates Relief

If your business is in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors in England, you won’t have to pay business rates for the 2020–2021 tax year. This applies to:

Shops

Restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs

Cinemas, live music venues

Assembly or leisure properties, like sports clubs, gyms, spas

Hospitality properties, like hotels, guest houses, self-catering accommodation

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

This well known, and well-utilised scheme provides 80% of employees’ monthly salary covered for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500.

Employers will have the flexibility to use the scheme for employees for any amount of time or shift pattern, furloughing employees on either a full-time or part-time basis. And employers only have to cover National Insurance and employer pension contributions.

The CJRS was originally due to close on 31st October 2020 but has now been extended until 30th April 2021.

Refund of Statutory Sick Pay

SMEs with fewer than 250 employees as of 28 February 2020 will get a full refund from the government on 14 days of statutory sick pay per employee off sick with Covid-19. Any sickness you claim for needs to have started on or after 13 March 2020.

The Next Steps for Your Business

It is worth noting that the information provided is for businesses in England. Different support is available for businesses in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

We will be providing more helpful information in the coming weeks, including how to engage with customers and top tips for working from home.

Keep up to date with the latest financial support that the government is offering to support your businesses through this Covid-19 lockdown. The gov.uk resources are the best place to look.

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6 Nail Stations to rent in London

A selection of 6 Nail Stations for a freelancer to rent in London

If you’re self-employed nail technician and looking for your next nail station in London to work from, then look no further! We have compiled a selection of 6 beauty salons in London that have awesome nail stations to rent. Simply click the link to learn more about the nail stations available and and rent your perfect workspace with HotPatch.

Here we go!

Who doesn’t want to work in a modern boutique nail bar in Victoria, right the heart of London? With its distinctive decor​, eclectic music​,​ and chilled atmosphere, it’s a great place for customers to relax and for nail artists to work from.

Nail Bar in Victoria

How about this immaculate, welcoming salon found minutes away from West Finchley station in North London? Providing a perfect environment for self-employed nail artists to be creative and customers to enjoy the atmosphere in those special chairs, complete with a back massage.

Nail Space in Finchley

I can hear you say ohh wow! This luxurious salon is in an exciting part of London. Beautifully decorated, it will be a great environment for customers and nail technicians alike.

Nail Station in St. Johns Wood

How about this one? Located only a five-minute walk from Chancery Lane underground station, is a highly professional, modern, and friendly salon that has it all. They have built a great portfolio of customers with their reputation of services with expert treatments in a calm and comfortable environment. It will be great for freelance nail technicians to build a portfolio in London.

Nail Station in Chancery Lane

Take a look at this warm and attractive nail salon in the heart of West London! Impressive, right? Perfect workspace for a self-employed nail technician to work from.

Nail Station in Hammersmith

Perhaps this refreshing nail station to rent in Central London is exactly what you are looking for? A friendly and professional atmosphere in a salon providing a great experience for nail artists and clientele.

Nail Station in Southwark

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