Freelance

Could you Live your Best Life as a Wella Freelancer?

Posted on October 16, 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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Why, When and How to Get a Hairdressing Agent When You’re Freelance

Posted on October 10, 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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Legal and Business Advice for Freelance Hairdressers

Posted on October 10, 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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Everything You Need to Know about Freelance Chair Rental

Posted on October 10, 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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Freelancers Reveal the Main Issues Facing the Sector Today

Posted on October 10, 2018

To celebrate Freelance Week, HJ asked freelancers and self-employed hairdressers to share ideas for creating a freelance career in 2018. Freelancing is big business for hairdressers but it can be hard to know where to start or what path to follow. Not to worry, our panelists have revealed their top three tips that could benefit you Read More

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Indola Wish The FHA a Happy 25th Birthday at Inspire Event

Posted on June 6, 2018

Indola will wish the FHA a very Happy Birthday on the evening of their Inspire Event which will take place tonight (10 June 2018).   The Freelance Hairdressers Association (FHA) was born 25 years ago to provide a network for freelance and mobile hairdressers – the go-to place for support for the 300,000 hair stylists Read More

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The Pros and Cons of Self-Employment in the Hairdressing Sector

Posted on May 3, 2018

Self-employment in hairdressing and barbering is on the rise according to a new report from the NHF. The proportion of self-employed workers has gone up from 48% in 2016 to 57% in 2017. Regarding the increase and what this means for the industry, Hilary Hall, NHF chief executive said: “The government is due to respond Read More

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Hairdresser Chair Rental and the Law

Posted on May 3, 2018

Renting a chair in a salon, or even renting a room, is commonplace within the hair industry. A survey in 2004 suggested there were more than 100,000 self-employed hairdressers in the UK. Some hair salons rent a single chair, often to extend the range of services they are able to provide, whereas some salons have Read More

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