Freelance

How to Run a Successful Freelance Hairdressing Business

Last updated October 11, 2019

To celebrate HJ’s Freelance Week, sponsored by Wella Professionals, HJ has spoken to two Wella Professionals freelancers about running a successful freelance hairdressing business. Laura Chadwick (her Instagram feed is pictured) and Nella Pastore discuss the art of ordering and managing stock levels and how to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques while Read More

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Everything You Need to Know About Going Freelance

Last updated October 18, 2019

Going freelance can be a daunting decision when you are used to full time employment, but it’s a choice that many stylists are making. According to research conducted by the NHF/NBF 58% of hairdressers and barbers are self-employed so with HJ‘s Freelance Week we are celebrating the sector and providing key information for those of you Read More

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How Do You Know When It’s the Right Time to Go Freelance?

Last updated October 1, 2019

To celebrate HJ’s Freelance Week sponsored by Wella Professionals, we asked a broad range of freelancers how they knew it was the right time to take the plunge into self-employed life. From bridal specialists to film and TV hair stylists, we asked freelance experts for their top tips to help you get started in your Read More

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

Last updated 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

Last updated November 5, 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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How to Beat Feelings of Loneliness as a Freelancer

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

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

Last updated 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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