Everything You Need to Know about Freelance Chair Rental

Last updated October 17, 2019

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

Last updated October 15, 2019

Self-employment in hairdressing and barbering is on the rise according to a new report from the NHF. Now, over 57% of the hairdressing industry is freelance according to a survey conducted by the NHF/NBF. Regarding the increase and what this means for the industry, Hilary Hall, NHF chief executive said: “The government is due to Read More

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Freelance Hairdressers – Your FAQs Have Been Answered

Last updated October 9, 2019

If you’re a freelance hairdresser or thinking about going freelance you’ll likely have many questions. But it’s not always easy to get the right answers. But help is at hand, with the expert help of the Freelance Hairdressers Association (FHA) and National Hairdressers Federation (NHF), we’ve got the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. Read More

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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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