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. 

This is How Tracey Cunningham Juggles it All

Posted on April 2, 2019

Tracey Cunningham is famed for creating the show-stopping Kardashian Kolor that sparks a thousand appointments. But her success wasn’t overnight, it is years of hard work that has led to her aspirational career. Here she tells how she got there. To hear more from Tracey and her infinite colour knowledge head to her upcoming Masterclass  Read More

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Jack Howard Reveals the Art of Balayage

Posted on March 27, 2019

Hair colourist Jack Howard is touring the country in the coming months with his education course ‘Introduction to the 4  Gestures of Balayage.’ Here he explains why he became a hairdresser and has become known as the ‘King of Balayage’. What was your route into hair? I started out as a Saturday boy when I Read More

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Would you like to Become a Colour Director like Lloyd Court?

Posted on March 12, 2019

Lloyd Court applied for a job at seanhanna and moved to London to take it when he was only 16. He now runs the colour education courses for Skyler London. Read our interview to find out how he forged his career as a successful colour director. What was Lloyd Court’s route into the hair industry? When Read More

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Life Through a Lens: Trevor Sorbie’s Most Iconic Images

Posted on February 22, 2019

Trevor Sorbie images have won HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, an impressive four times. He created the iconic wedge haircut while working with Vidal Sassoon and he was the first hairdresser to receive an MBE from the Queen. Here are six of Trevor’s all-time favourite images – would you be able to recognise Read More

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How to be a Successful Business Director of a Salon

Posted on January 30, 2019

Current Business Director of the Year Janet Maitland of Janet Maitland Hair Excellence Salons in Durham shares the secrets behind her success as a salon business director. How did it feel to win Business Director of the Year at the British Hairdressing Business Awards? I was delighted to win, especially as I’m the first independent Read More

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5 Easy Ways to Retain Good Staff and Star Talent in the Salon

Posted on January 30, 2019

After you put in the time, effort and investment to hire the best employees possible, you need to keep them satisfied. Here are Liz McKeon’s top five ways to retain salon staff.  1. Get to know your staff Always greet people by their name, letting them know that you know exactly who they are and that Read More

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Hairdressing Interview Tips from Three Top Salon Chains

Posted on January 30, 2019

Looking for interview tips? We spoke to three of the UK’s salon chains to discover what future employers are really looking for during an interview. Here’s what they said… Lisa Wheatcroft, people director, Rush Hair & Beauty What three qualities do you look for in a candidate? At Rush we look for individuals who are Read More

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12 Hairdressing Careers That Don’t Involve Working in a Salon

Posted on January 27, 2019

Working in a salon and having a thriving column is a much coveted career trajectory, but there are many paths to a successful hairdressing career. From working backstage at The X Factor to perfecting hair at a funeral home, we uncover the diverse and rewarding routes a career in hairdressing could take you. Plus, those Read More

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