Careers

Think that working as a hairdresser is all about working in a salon? Think again. If you have the talent and the right work ethic, hairdressing can take you around the world, behind the scenes at Fashion Shows or even onto the small screen. These are some of the hairdressing careers opportunities that could come your way. 

Headmasters To Open A New London Academy in February 2020

Last updated November 28, 2019

Headmasters is set to open a new London Academy in February 2020. For the first time in its history will  teach its education programs to the hairdressing industry. Entering its 38th year and with over 60 salons, Headmasters will offer courses to independent hairdressers and salons wanting to benefit from the expertise and hands on experience Read More

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Tom Connell Announces Brand New Role with Davines

Last updated November 15, 2019

Tom Connell has been announced as the new Davines hair art director. In his new role Tom will work on reinforcing and expressing the brand’s style through his vision and will play a leading role in creating photographic collections and training hairstylists, as well as in international hair shows. Tom grew up in the salon Read More

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How To Go From Apprentice to Salon Owner in Three Short Years

Last updated October 21, 2019

Chris Merrick has had a whirlwind couple of years, going from apprentice to the salon owner of Blue Tit Crouch Hill in just three years! HJ caught up with the tour-de-force to find out how he’s climbed the ladder so speedily. How have you gone from apprentice to salon owner in record time? What’s the Read More

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Freelance Hairdressers – Your FAQs Have Been Answered

Last updated October 9, 2019

If you’re a freelance hairdresser or thinking about going freelance you’ll likely have many questions. But it’s not always easy to get the right answers. But help is at hand, with the expert help of the Freelance Hairdressers Association (FHA) and National Hairdressers Federation (NHF), we’ve got the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. Read More

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How Do You Know When It’s the Right Time to Go Freelance?

Last updated October 1, 2019

To celebrate HJ’s Freelance Week sponsored by Wella Professionals, we asked a broad range of freelancers how they knew it was the right time to take the plunge into self-employed life. From bridal specialists to film and TV hair stylists, we asked freelance experts for their top tips to help you get started in your Read More

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What It’s Like Coiffing the Hair of the Famous With Ciona Johnson-King

Last updated September 23, 2019

Hair and make-up artist Ciona Johnson-King travels the world coiffing the hair of A-listers for exclusive film, TV show and red-carpet appearances. We found out more about her jet-setting life… What was your route into hair? I studied hairdressing and wig-making for my City & Guilds qualification while doing weekend salon work. I also ran Read More

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The Big Debate: Should Students Undergo An End Point Assessment?

Last updated September 26, 2019

End point assessments – a smart way to grade a student or an unnecessary stress on a trainee? Two industry figures discuss the benefits and drawbacks of trainee hairdressers taking a pass or fail exam at the end of their course. For end-point assessments Marcus Bull, chief commercial officer, iTEC & VTCT  “A fair and Read More

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These Are the First ASP Colour Masters

Last updated September 12, 2019

Professional haircare brand ASP Affinage Salon Professional launched its ASP Colour Masters course in 2019 and its first graduates have been announced. The incredibly talented team of seven students embarked on a intense four month  training journey that covered four modules, in which one was completed once a month. The course included Perfecting Blondes, Balayage Read More

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