Freelance

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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Is There a Pensions Crisis Looming for the Self-employed?

Posted on January 4, 2019

As a freelancer there are many things you have to organise to keep your business afloat and oftentimes things can get missed. And with no auto-enrolment scheme for freelancers the NHF are predicting a self-employed pension crisis. When it comes to pensions for the employed, many have benefitted from the auto-enrolment for private pensions schemes. Over Read More

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How Subrina Kidd Curated her Freelance Lifestyle

Posted on December 20, 2018

The road to freelance life isn’t always simple, we spoke to stylist Subrina Kidd about her journey to self-employment… “I started off actually not wanting to be a hairdresser. But when I was 12-years-old my mum didn’t have a lot of money and I worked out that if I got a weekend job I’d have Read More

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How to Beat Feelings of Loneliness as a Freelancer

Posted on October 22, 2018

Loneliness is one of the biggest enemies of working on your own, explains Sheila Abrahams, director of the Freelance Hairdressers Association. She points out however that in this day in age you don’t need to be on your own. Here are Sheila’s tips for building a support network, boosting your confidence as a freelancer and Read More

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The Dos and Don’ts of Being A Freelance Barber

Posted on October 19, 2018

Being a freelance barber might mean you have more freedom to choose who you work with, but if you’re thinking about taking the step towards a freelance career or are already operating as such, here are some helpful do’s and don’ts to consider. DO be flexible. The great joy of being freelance is you are Read More

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11 Tips for Getting Press Coverage When You’re Freelance

Posted on October 18, 2018

Trying to get your work into the press can be a daunting task, especially when you work solo. 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 a regular, consistent basis Read More

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Do you Really Need a PR if You’re Freelance Hairdresser?

Posted on October 16, 2018

As a freelance hairdresser your time is money so what you put your hours into needs to be worthwhile and cost effective, even more so than when you are employed. While it’s a crucial part of establishing yourself as a brand and a reputable hairdresser, self-promotion can be a tiresome and time-consuming process which is Read More

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

Posted on October 16, 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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