11 Tips for Getting Press Coverage When You’re Freelance

Posted on October 21, 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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How to Beat Feelings of Loneliness as a Freelancer

Posted on October 20, 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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Is it Best to Set up as a Sole Trader or a Limited Company?

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

Posted on October 18, 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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Could you Live your Best Life as a Wella Freelancer?

Posted on October 17, 2018

Wella Professionals global creative artist Jayson Gray reveals how he became a Wella freelancer colourist and educator and shares his typical weekly routine How it all began I started my hairdressing career in 1989. I took a trainee position with Robert Fielding, and I was soon styling Afro hair. After a brief stint at Robert Read More

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Everything You Need to Know about Freelance Chair Rental

Posted on October 16, 2018

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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Legal and Business Advice for Freelance Hairdressers

Posted on October 15, 2018

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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The Dos and Don’ts of Being A Freelance Barber

Posted on October 14, 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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Why, When and How to Get a Hairdressing Agent When You’re Freelance

Posted on October 13, 2018

We interviewed freelance stylist Matthew Wade to find out why, when and how to get a hairdressing agent. Matthew’s clients include Twiggy and Kate Bush and he has shot campaigns for L’Oréal and Marks and Spencer’s, as well as creating hair for shoots in Vogue, Sunday Times Style and ES Magazine. What are the pros Read More

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