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Posted on 2nd March 2020 at 10:21
1. What inspired you to want to become a hairdresser? I came into hairdressing a bit later than usual, I went to university and trained as a fashion designer before I did my hairdressing training and I think it was the best thing to do as when I did train as a hairdresser I found I had a real passion for it and being a bit older (23) I put a lot more into it and did extra training to develop my skills.
2. Why did you choose to go down the Freelance route? I always wanted to work for myself, I don't really know why but after college I worked part time in a few different salons, and this made my decision to go freelance a lot easier. I enjoy the freedom of working for myself, charging what I want to charge and not having to answer to anyone else. I enjoy having a more flexible schedule and having different aspects of my career.
3. What is the most exciting opportunity you’ve had as a Freelancer? I really enjoy the travel that comes from being a freelancer, I've travelled all over the world and I always take my scissors with me. Clients have also asked me to travel abroad with them to do their hair for weddings as well as everyday hairdressing. I also have a partnership with Indola as a Smart Social Creator.
4. What would be your number one tip for those looking to become a Freelance Hairdresser? Nothing will happen overnight. It takes time to build a business and a reputation so put in the work and be patient, it may take a few years to get enough clients to feel secure in your job, but it will be worth it in the end.
5. What is your favourite product that you could not live without? I don't have 1 particular product I love; I really like trying new products and taking recommendations from colleagues and students.
6. How do you build up your clientele as a Freelancer? I have a website that I promote on google, and I use social media, Facebook & Instagram which are really useful tools for promoting your business.
7. How do you stay up to date with the latest trends? I use social media to keep up with current trends, and I also try and visit as many shows and expos as i can each year. education is also an important factor with keeping up with the trends.
8. Are you a member of any Associations / Federations? YES - FHA (Freelance hairdressers association)
9. Your best piece of advice: Trust your gut and know your worth. If you get a bad feeling about a booking/client/service then trust your gut, never do anything you aren't 100% comfortable with and it will reduce your stress levels. And know your worth and charge it! Don't undersell yourself.
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