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Why do you need nail technician insurance?

Our policies go far beyond public liability insurance. Injuries and property damage are a risk for nail technicians, but so are your own accidents, tool theft, and even employee claims if you’ve hired a team.

On the move and need mobile nail technician insurance? We’ve got that covered too, with policies designed for freelance and mobile nail pros.

  • nail technician insurance UK-based claims and customer service team
  • public and product liability insurance between £1 million and £5 million
  • peace of mind, letting you focus on the nails, not the what-ifs

Insurance for nail technician pros – what’s covered?

We’ll start with public liability insurance, designed to cover you against accidents in a client’s home, at a salon, or elsewhere. Lots of nail technicians add cover for their stock and kit, plus personal accidents which could keep them or an employee signed off work. And if you do employ anyone, employers’ liability cover is usually a legal requirement.

How much does nail technician insurance cost?

Find out how much you’ll pay by comparing prices from a range of trusted insurers. You choose what goes into your policy, so you only pay for what you need.

Prices start from £4.74 per month

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What kind of excess should I expect?

An excess is an amount you pay towards any claim you make on your insurance. For example, if your excess is £250 and you make a claim worth £1000, your payout will be a maximum of £750.

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The figures above are for guidance only and any excess applying to your quote may differ. You’ll get a breakdown of the excesses for each quote when you compare with us.

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How do I choose insurance?

Making sure you have the right type and level of business insurance can be the difference between getting a claim paid and having to cover the cost of an expensive accident yourself. Read our tips for guidance on what to consider when buying a policy.

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How do claims work?

Unlike price comparison websites, we take the hassle out of claims for you. We know how important it is to get your business back on track quickly – and with a minimum of fuss. That’s why you get access to your dedicated claims any time, day or night. Call them on 0333 207 0560 or claim online. They’ll do their best to be fair and supportive.

£51 million in claims paid out in 2023

83% of claims were settled in 2023

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Having professional nail insurance through Simply Business has saved technicians thousands of pounds when the unexpected happened.

Danielle saved more than £5,000

Danielle (not her real name) was working across a wedding weekend when her employee spilled polish over three of the client’s bridesmaid dresses. Her nail technician insurance included public liability cover for the accidental damage, as well as employers’ liability for her team.

Nail technician insurance FAQs

Whether you’re new to buying business insurance or you’ve been trading for a while, here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about nail tech insurance. You can also check out our business insurance FAQs.

Because you’re in close contact with clients and you visit them at home and in other venues, protection for public liability claims can provide a certain amount of peace of mind. It works to cover you for injury and damage claims, usually from clients or members of the public.

For example, imagine your equipment burns a hole in your client’s carpet, or a chemical causes damage to their skin. Your nail technician public liability insurance could cover the legal fees and compensation payment, which may take into account costs like medical bills and lost income.

Even if you’re all set up at home and don’t often travel for work, your business still faces specific risks.

Public liability insurance is a popular cover for the beauty industry, as it can protect you from a claim if someone is injured or their property gets damaged because of your nail tech work. Lots of businesses also choose to add tools, business equipment, and stock cover for the essential items they rely on.

And you’ll usually need employers’ liability insurance if you employ anyone – for example a temp you hire during the busy wedding season or an assistant. It’s almost always a legal requirement, so don’t leave it out, even if you’re based at home.

Yes. It’s important to make sure you have the right type and level of insurance for the different types of work you do. For example, if you’re a nail technician, you may also do the odd waxing job – you’ll need additional cover for this, but you can have it all on the one policy. When you start your quote, you’ll have the option to add another trade or profession to your policy. If you need to add a third trade, give us a call on 0333 0146 683 and one of our insurance experts will help you set up your policy in minutes.

This will depend on whether you have employers’ liability insurance in place. Public liability insurance is designed to protect your business against the consequences of legal action brought by members of the public for injuries or damage to their belongings. But when it comes to your employees causing injury or damage, this protection only activates if you also have employers’ liability insurance.

If you employ people, you’re required by law to have employers’ liability insurance.

There’s one exception here. Family businesses that aren’t incorporated as a limited company are not legally required to have employers’ liability insurance. The government defines a “family business” as one where all your employees are closely related to you (as a spouse, civil partner, sibling, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, step-parent, stepchild or half-sibling). So if you run an unincorporated family business and you choose not to get employers’ liability insurance, it’s important to know that your public liability insurance wouldn’t cover you against damage or injury caused by your team.

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