Freelance

Life of a Freelancer: Jayde Collins on Braving the Industry Solo

Last updated October 14, 2021

Taking the jump to becoming a freelancer can be daunting, but Jayde Collins believes it was the best choice she’s ever made. For Hairdresser Journal’s Freelance Week, we chat with her about working with Hunter Collective and The Social, the dreaded work-life balance and the go-to products in her kitbag. What was Jayde’s journey into Read More

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Freelance Success Stories That’ll Inspire You

Last updated October 14, 2021

If you’re a hairdresser working in a salon at some point in your career you’ve probably questioned pursuing freelance work – here’s some stories to give you an insight into what it takes to be a success. From what made them make the initial freelance leap to what their favourite career moment is, these freelance success stories Read More

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What I Wish I Knew Before Going Freelance

Last updated October 14, 2021

Whether you’re thinking about going freelance, want to know how to become a successful freelance hairdresser, or you’ve recently made the jump, freelance senior hair stylist, Laura Dauncey Smith, shares everything she wish she could tell her former self as she made the move and tips on how to be successful freelance hairdresser. Dear Laura, Read More

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

Last updated December 13, 2021

As of last year, over 57% of the hairdressing industry is freelance according to a survey conducted by the NHBF. Regarding the increase and what this means for the industry, Hilary Hall, NHBF former chief executive said: “We expect to see clearer definitions for what self-employment really means and measures to ensure workers are not exploited Read More

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Legal and Business Advice for Freelance Hairdressers

Last updated October 14, 2021

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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How Wella Education is Supporting Freelancers

Last updated October 14, 2021

Are you a freelancer? Wella Education is here for you with both online learning and face-to-face education. Find out more below! Discover the new Mastering Grey Course The market potential of grey-haired clientele is growing. Wella’s new Mastering Grey course offers the choice of either a digital-only session, providing an introduction into this topic, or Read More

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Welcome to HJ’s Freelance Week 2021: The Official Schedule

Last updated October 21, 2021

HJ‘s Freelance Week, sponsored by Wella Professionals is taking place from Monday 18 October to Sunday 24 October for freelance hairstylists, mobile hairdressers, chair renters, session stylists and everything inbetween. The week coincides with European Freelancer’s Week and the idea is to give you a week filled with business, educational, and inspirational content that will help Read More

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Looking After Your Mental Health Post-Pandemic

Last updated October 11, 2021

With months of lockdown, restrictions and uncertainty, the pandemic has had a significant impact on our mental health. The NHBF shares key signs you may be struggling and ways you can help yourself and your business. Protecting your mental health should be paramount to run a successful, prosperous hair salon. According to research from mental Read More

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