FHA Inspire!: Everything You May Have Missed

Last updated June 21, 2021

The Freelance Hairdressers’ Association (FHA) ran its second Inspire! online event on Sunday 13 June, where it celebrated and united the freelance and mobile hairdressing community through live presentations and networking opportunities. Following the success of the first online Inspire! event, the day-long session hosted by the association dedicated to freelancers in the industry was Read More

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Catch Up On Matrix’s Blonde Decoded Event

Last updated June 18, 2021

On Monday 14th June, Matrix and Hairdressers Journal International hosted the Blonde Decoded virtual event, bringing together the top Matrix Artists for an evening of education for hairdressers, salon owners and freelancers at What happened at the Matrx Blonde Decoded Event? Matrix craft master John Anthoney opened the event, which featured a Colour Stage, Read More

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Social Media, Upskilling and Retail Most Important Focuses For Hair Salons

Last updated April 20, 2021

As salons up and down the UK begin to reopen, a report from global salon supplies wholesaler, SimplyHair, has revealed that social media, upskilling and retail are becoming more integral to hair salon businesses. Ahead, the report shows why social media, upskilling and retail are so crucial to those in the industry. Social media marketing Read More

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England Hair Salons and Freelance Stylists Celebrate Reopening

Last updated April 14, 2021

As England hair salons and freelance stylists celebrate reopening for business on Monday 12 April after being in lockdown for at least five months, HJ speaks to salon owners and self-employed stylists to discover how it feels to be back with clients again and what’s in store for the coming months. England is the third Read More

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Hairdressers Reveal Their Weirdest Client Requests

Last updated February 8, 2021

Among the usual trims and balayage, you’ll often come across the occasional out-there request, but some of the downright weirdest client requests stick with you throughout the rest of your career. Below, we asked hairdressers to spill the beans on their funniest – and weirdest – client requests that they’ve had in the chair. Get Read More

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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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