Legal and Business Advice for Freelance Hairdressers

Posted on October 15, 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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The Dos and Don’ts of Being A Freelance Barber

Posted on October 14, 2018

Being a freelance barber might mean you have more freedom to choose who you work with, but if you’re thinking about taking the step towards a freelance career or are already operating as such, here are some helpful do’s and don’ts to consider. DO be flexible. The great joy of being freelance is you are Read More

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Why, When and How to Get a Hairdressing Agent When You’re Freelance

Posted on October 13, 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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Freelancers Reveal the Main Issues Facing the Sector Today

Posted on October 12, 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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How Subrina Kidd Curated her Freelance Lifestyle

Posted on September 12, 2018

The road to freelance life isn’t always simple, we spoke to stylist Subrina Kidd about her journey to self-employment… “I started off actually not wanting to be a hairdresser. But when I was 12-years-old my mum didn’t have a lot of money and I worked out that if I got a weekend job I’d have Read More

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

Posted on June 10, 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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How your Business could Benefit from Freelance Stylists

Posted on April 24, 2018

Chop Chop London is a new salon brand that is built to cater for the 21st century consumer who is time poor and always on the move. Kaye Sotome, co-founder and director made the decision to cater to the freelance community, which is fast becoming the majority. But, he believes freelance stylists often struggle to find Read More

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The Individualist: The New Site Dedicated to Freelance Stylists

Posted on April 16, 2018

For freelance hairdressers acquiring new bookings and building a solid client database is crucial when you are first starting out. So Niela Hussain decided to create The Individualist, a site that puts freelance hair and beauty in the spotlight. “When I became self employed it soon came to my attention that there wasn’t a platform Read More

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

Posted on December 7, 2017

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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