Hairdresser Rent A Chair Agreement

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  • Rent a chair in a salon and earn extra income
  • Suitable for all Australian states and territories
  • Peace of mind that your business is legally protected
  • Drafted in plain English by Australian lawyers
  • Complete our Rent A Chair Agreement template in under 10 minutes
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What is a Hairdresser Rent A Chair Agreement?

A Hairdresser Rent A Chair Agreement is a contract to rent a chair in a salon or barber shop to a freelancer who works for themself.

The freelancer is self-employed and runs their own business. As an independent contractor, they have their own clients, set their own hours and provide their own equipment. They pay a Licence Fee to the salon to use part of the premises – the spare chair!


Who can use this template?

  • Salon Owners
  • Barber Shop Owners
  • Hairdressers
  • Barbers
  • Beauty salons
  • Nail salons
  • Tattoo studios
  • Laser Hair Removal Salons
  • Eyebrow and Lash Bars
  • Body Piercing Studios


Do I need a contract to rent a chair for hairdressing?

Yes, we definitely recommend you use a proper contract if you’re renting out a chair.

It’s essential to manage a hairdressing rent a chair agreement properly so that you protect your salon, your clients and your reputation.

Setting out clear guidelines in a contract will make things easier for everyone.


What does the Hairdresser Rent A Chair Agreement cover?

Our Hairdresser Rent A Chair Agreement template includes everything you need to make things official:

  • Licence Fees – will you charge a set Licence Fee (weekly/monthly), a percentage of takings, or a combination of both?
  • Bond – the amount you will charge as a security deposit
  • Term of Agreement – month to month or a fixed term (e.g. 12 months)
  • Permitted Use – the services they are allowed to carry out at your salon
  • Access and Hours of Work – can they work whenever they want, or only during your salon opening hours?
  • Signage – rules for signage
  • Insurance – what insurances do you require the contractor to have and maintain?
  • Operating Expenses – are charges for cleaning, electricity and other utilities included?
  • Responsibilities – use of the Premises and associated obligations
  • Inclusions – what does the ‘chair’ include? Appropriate workstation including mirror, counter, plug points, access to sinks and storeroom etc.
  • Termination – how can either party terminate the agreement?
  • Dispute Resolution – process to deal with disputes


Other names for this contract

  • Rent-A-Chair Agreement
  • Salon Licence Agreement
  • Hair Salon Booth Rental Agreement
  • Barber Shop Chair Rental Agreement


How much does it cost to rent a chair in a salon or barber shop?

There a few different ways you can charge for renting a chair:

  1. Fixed Rent – the stylist pays a set amount per day/week/month
  2. Percentage Commission – the salon owner takes a cut of the stylist’s total revenue from clients (usually around 40-60%)
  3. Combination – the salon charges both fixed rent AND a percentage of revenue from the stylist.

We have included all of these options in our template. You just need to choose the one you want to use.

The actual amount you charge depends on what you negotiate and what both parties consider to be a fair amount which you agree on.


How do payments get processed?

It’s best practice for a freelancer to have their own payment facilities (such as a Square Card Reader or EFTPOS machine).

However, some salons agree to take payments on behalf of the freelancer and then reimburse them each week. If you do this, make sure you keep very accurate records!


Is this Hairdresser Rent A Chair Agreement template legally binding?


All of our templates are written by qualified Australian lawyers who hold an Australian legal practicing certificate.

We are affiliated with a commercial law firm based in Sydney.

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Differences between an employee and a contractor

Independent contractors generally:

🔹 work for themselves and are their own boss

🔹 are free to accept or refuse work

🔹 control their own working times

🔹 provide their own tools and equipment

Employees generally:

🔸 work in someone else’s business

🔸 are subject to controls on how, where and when they do their work

🔸 are paid a wage

🔸 receive employee entitlements, such as sick and annual leave

Any other requirements?

As an Independent Contractor, they need to have their own ABN and they’re responsible for managing their own tax and insurance.

Further Information

We recommend you visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website to read more. If you’re an employer, visit the ATO’s website to learn the tax and super obligations for both employees and contractors, and read more about the differences between them.

What is sham contracting?

sham contracting arrangement is when an employer attempts to disguise an employment relationship as an independent contracting arrangement. This is usually done to avoid paying employee entitlements. Even if you make an innocent mistake, you can still be fined!

If you’re convicted of sham contracting, you could be hit with a fine of up to $12,600 as well as back-payment of wages and entitlements.

This agreement makes it crystal clear that you have a true Independent Contractor arrangement.


All of our templates come in Word format (docx). We recommend that you use Microsoft Word on a desktop to fill in the template.

Yes, all of our templates have been drafted by qualified Australian lawyers who hold an Australian legal practicing certificate.

Yes, the template is suitable for all Australian states and territories.

What do I have to do after I download the template?

The template includes instructions on how to use it, as well as helpful comments along the way to guide you. Don’t just take our word for it, read what other customers have said about our products here.

Estimated time to complete the template in Microsoft Word is around 5-10 minutes. We have designed our templates to be very user-friendly.

How often are the templates updated?

We frequently update our template library and provide minor updates to wording and formatting in our documents.

If the law changes, we’ll email you with the changes and updates to add to your existing templates. You have lifetime access, so any updates are provided free of charge.


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