Freelance

How your Business could Benefit from Freelance Stylists

Posted on April 24, 2018

Chop Chop London is a new salon brand that is built to cater for the 21st century consumer who is time poor and always on the move. Kaye Sotome, co-founder and director made the decision to cater to the freelance community, which is fast becoming the majority. But, he believes freelance stylists often struggle to find Read More

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Is it Best to Set up as a Sole Trader or a Limited Company?

Posted on April 19, 2018

Some like the comfort of being an employee, others want to control their own destiny. Either are good, and it’s possible to do both at the same time. But there are hoops to jump through for those that want to work for themselves, either full or part time. Sole trader or limited company? The first Read More

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The Individualist: The New Site Dedicated to Freelance Stylists

Posted on April 16, 2018

For freelance hairdressers acquiring new bookings and building a solid client database is crucial when you are first starting out. So Niela Hussain decided to create The Individualist, a site that puts freelance hair and beauty in the spotlight. “When I became self employed it soon came to my attention that there wasn’t a platform Read More

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

Posted on December 7, 2017

Self-employment in hairdressing and barbering is on the rise according to a new report from the NHF. The proportion of self-employed workers has gone up from 48% in 2016 to 57% in 2017. Regarding the increase and what this means for the industry, Hilary Hall, NHF chief executive said: “The government is due to respond Read More

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Make Sure Your Chair Rental Agreements are Watertight, Warns NHF

Posted on November 10, 2016

Last month’s employment tribunal ruling that taxi firm Uber must stop treating its drivers as self-employed and offer them the same rights as employees could have far-reaching implications for the many thousands of hair and beauty salons and barber shops that use self-employed people, the NHF has warned. The ruling meant Uber lost the right Read More

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Profile of a Mobile Hairdresser: Kirsty Fraser

Posted on June 6, 2012

I did two weeks work experience in a salon at the age of fifteen and was offered a Saturday job as a result. Having finished school I studied hairdressing for two years, gained a distinction and then went back to the salon.

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Profile of a Mobile Hairdresser: Louise Braithwaite

Posted on June 6, 2012

At the age of 21, in 2007, I opened my own hair salon. Within a year of opening the recession hit and sadly we had to close in 2009. This forced me to become a freelance hairdresser, which was even scarier than opening a salon!

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Hairdresser Chair Rental and the Law

Posted on September 2, 2008

Renting a chair in a salon, or even renting a room, is commonplace within the hair industry. A survey in 2004 suggested there were more than 100,000 self-employed hairdressers in the UK. Some hair salons rent a single chair, often to extend the range of services they are able to provide, whereas some salons have Read More

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