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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12 Hairdressing Careers That Don’t Involve Working in a Salon

Posted on December 28, 2018

Working in a salon and having a thriving column is the careers trajectory that many covet but there are many paths to successful hairdressing careers. 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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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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