Hairdressing 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. 

Get to Know The Bluebeards Revenge Latest Brand Ambassador

Posted on July 11, 2018

The Bluebeards Revenge latest brand ambassador has been announced as Callum Marks. The shop manager of Luka’s Barbers in Plymouth, Devon has been barbering for six and a half years and got into barbering by chance. Here’s what you need to know… He got his big break in barbering by walking into a barbershop by chance I started Read More

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10 Great Reasons To Be a Barber

Posted on June 9, 2018

Thinking of getting into barbering? There’s never been a better time – London School of Barbering’s Michael Kontos shares 10 great reasons to be a barber.

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Afro Hair Cutting Tips from SliderCuts and The Bluebeards Revenge

Posted on June 9, 2018

The Bluebeards Revenge and SliderCuts (Mark Maciver) reveal four common mistakes barbers make when handling Afro hair and the products that can help. Shape up gently “When it comes to shaping up Afro hair, some barbers feel the need to push harder on the skin, but there really is no need to do this,” said Read More

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Hairdressing Educational Courses Calendar – July and August

Posted on June 6, 2018

From wig making courses to bridal hair how-tos and fashion trend seminars to courses about fades, there are a wealth of options to expand your hairdressing knowledge. Here is HJ’s calendar of upcoming courses and events in 2018. First up, this is what’s coming up in July and August. What: Electric Sessions Where: Electric’s Brighton studio Read More

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What are T Levels and How will they Impact the Hairdressing Industry?

Posted on May 16, 2018

The government has described T Levels as the ‘the biggest overhaul of post-school education in 70 years’. But what exactly are they? And how will they affect training and apprenticeships in the hairdressing, beauty and barbering sector? We looked to the National Hairdressing Federation for more information.  What are T Levels? Short for Technical Levels, the new T levels Read More

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Barber Backchat: HJ Men Interviews Sid Sottung

Posted on May 1, 2018

HJ Men gets an insight into the life of Andis education ambassador and academy owner Sid Sottung with our new series Barber Backchat. Read the interview to find out what’s on Sid’s bucket list, his biggest achievement and the last thing he does before bed. Which hair creation are you most proud of? I’ve just Read More

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5 Career Tips from A List Stylist Joseph Maine

Posted on March 6, 2018

To celebrate Apprentice Week (5 to 9 March 2018) we spoke to Color Wow artistic director and A list stylist Joseph Maine about his tips for apprentices. Don’t get disheartened if you find you don’t like working in your first salon Once I finished high school I went to work at a small, local Texas salon. Read More

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Apprentice Week: How to Attract Quality Apprentices in 2018

Posted on March 5, 2018

Sourcing quality apprentices can be a tricky task, so we asked five industry leaders to reveal their secrets to sourcing the best of the best. “Always treat apprentices like future staff” Paul Simbler, director of HOB salons: “We place a big focus on an apprentice’s career with HOB, rather than viewing the apprenticeship as just a means Read More

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Life of a Stylist – Editorial Styling with Neil Moodie

Posted on January 22, 2018

The hairdressing industry is so varied that it can be hard to know what path to follow. For the Life of a Stylist Series we’ve exclusively tracked down hair professionals from a variety of industry positions, from tour stylists to A-list Afro barbers, so you can gain an insight into the breadth of the industry. Read More

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