Freelance

Life of a Freelancer: Jayde Collins on Braving the Industry Solo

Last updated October 22, 2020

Taking the jump to becoming a freelancer can be daunting, but Jayde Collins believes it was the best choice she’s ever made. For Hairdresser Journal’s Freelance Week, we chat with her about working with Hunter Collective and The Social, the dreaded work-life balance and the go-to products in her kitbag. What was Jayde’s journey into Read More

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The Pros and Cons of Self-Employment in the Hairdressing Sector

Last updated October 16, 2020

Now, over 57% of the hairdressing industry is freelance according to a survey conducted by the NHBF. Regarding the increase and what this means for the industry, Hilary Hall, NHBF former chief executive said: “The government is due to respond before the end of the year on the Review of Modern Working Practices which looked Read More

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What I Wish I Knew Before Going Freelance

Last updated October 23, 2020

Whether you’re thinking about going freelance, want to know how to become a successful freelance hairdresser, or you’ve recently made the jump, freelance senior hair stylist, Laura Dauncey Smith, shares everything she wish she could tell her former self as she made the move and tips on how to be successful freelance hairdresser. Dear Laura, Read More

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11 Tips for Getting Press Coverage When You’re Freelance

Last updated October 14, 2020

Trying to get your work into the press can be a daunting task, especially when you work solo as a freelance hairdresser. But if you follow this guide, you’ll be on your way to a wealth of press coverage in no time at all. Invest time Sending emails out to magazines, newspapers and sites on Read More

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Freelance Success Stories That’ll Inspire You

Last updated October 19, 2020

If you’re a hairdresser working in a salon at some point in your career you’ve probably questioned pursuing freelance work – here’s some stories to give you an insight into what it takes to be a success. From what made them make the initial freelance leap to what their favourite career moment is, these freelance success stories Read More

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How Freelancers Are Getting Creative During These Difficult Times

Last updated October 16, 2020

To celebrate HJ’s Freelance Week, sponsored by Wella Professionals we’ve asked a number of freelancers to share the innovative and creative ideas they’ve put in place over the past few months. We hope you will be inspired and take note of the different ways you can stay motivated during these difficult times… Freelancers can get Read More

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Legal and Business Advice for Freelance Hairdressers

Last updated October 14, 2020

Are you thinking about going freelance? Does being your own boss sound appealing? However appealing this might sound, there are certain legal and business arrangements that you will need to take into consideration before choosing to be a self-employed hairstylist. “Being self-employed can be a great choice to improve your work/life balance,” says NHF chief Read More

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Everything You Need to Know about Freelance Chair Rental

Last updated October 14, 2020

Chair rental legislation is one of the hottest topics in the hairdressing industry. Over half of the people working in hairdressing and barbering are self-employed, many working as chair renters. While chair renting works well for some salons, there’s a lot to think about as a salon owner. If you get it wrong and HMRC Read More

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Take the Quiz to See if You’re Ready to Go Freelance

Last updated October 6, 2020

So you’re thinking about becoming a freelance hairdresser? Of course you are otherwise you wouldn’t be pawing thorough our freelance week content, would you? But as we all know, working for yourself isn’t for everybody. Many factors go into knowing if you’re ready to go freelance as a hairdresser. Determining factors include finance, networking ability Read More

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