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Barber Insurance

Barber insurance, is integral for all barbers as you can be sued – even if you have done nothing wrong. Accidentally hurting a client with scissors to a slip and fall in your barbershop are all things you could be held liable for. Your best solution is to protect yourself with barber insurance.


What kind of Liability Insurance is best for you?


The barber insurance coverage that is best for you depends on the details of your business. Many Hiscox customers optimize their coverage by choosing both professional liability and general liability policies. To assure that you get the best coverage for your business, see the examples below.


Professional Liability Insurance 

Sometimes called errors and omissions insurance (E&O insurance), is coverage for claims against businesses that provide professional and personal services – for businesses like yours. When is it important to have professional liability insurance for barbers? Examples include:

  • Liability for medical costs: A barber accidentally nicks a customer’s ear and has to use a styptic pencil to stop the bleeding. Months later, the customer was diagnosed with an infection, and he sues the barber to cover his medical costs. Professional liability insurance, sometimes called errors and omissions insurance, can protect you in such a situation
  • Loss of personal information: By mistake, you misplace a file with sensitive client information. It was an accident of course, and the information is compromised.  If your client sues you, we will cover claims subject to your limit of insurance.


Barber insurance protects barbers if they are sued for making a mistake - whether you actually made a mistake or not, and such a lawsuit can arise months or years after the event allegedly took place.  


Learn more about professional liability insurance or watch our professional liability insurance guide.


General Liability Insurance 

Sometimes called commercial general liability (CGL) is barber insurance that protects your business from another person or business's claims of bodily injury, associated medical costs and damage to property. Having this kind of barber insurance is beneficial in several instances:

  • Claims of injury: A customer arrives at the barber shop for a haircut. While attempting to get into the barber chair the customer slips and falls on the floor fracturing a finger and hitting his head. General liability insurance could protect against claims by other people for personal injury and property damage.
  • Client's property damage: You’re visiting a client’s home for an in-home haircut and accidentally knock over a computer monitor, breaking it. Your general liability policy will cover the subsequent claim, up to your policy's limits of liability.


Learn more about general liability insurance or watch our general liability insurance guide.


Why Hiscox?

You need professional liability and general liability coverages to watch out for your barbershop, just like you watch out for your clients. Hiscox is here to do just that.

  • Flexible payment options: We offer you the option of making monthly payments (with no fees) to help you manage your cash flow.
  • Tailored Insurance: Insurance custom tailored to meet your needs and save you money
  • Claims responsiveness: When a covered claim is reported, we will immediately defend you even if the claim has no basis and, if necessary, appoint an attorney.
  • Worldwide coverage: We protect you for work done by your business anywhere in the world, as long as the covered claim is filed in the United States, a U.S. territory or Canada.
  •  Trust Us: Hiscox maintains a 97% customer satisfaction ranking, and we’re rated ‘A’ (Excellent) by A.M. Best. This overwhelming majority of our insureds are confident in recommending us to their circles – which means they’re more confident operating their businesses with Hiscox behind them.

Get a fast, free quote now and get that Hiscox confidence behind your business, too. If you prefer, you can call us at 1-866-283-7545 and speak with a Hiscox licensed agent, Monday thru Friday from 8am-10pm ET.


This information is provided to assist you in understanding the coverage we offer and does not modify the terms and conditions of any insurance policy, nor does it imply that any claim is covered. Coverages are subject to underwriting and may not be available in all states.

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