There’s no doubt that working as a self-employed hairdresser has never been so popular. Whether you for it or against it, it’s here to stay! But what does it take to become a self-employed hairdresser, and what could you expect?? Thats why today I’m in conversation with a leading independent hairdresser, Freya Haines, who’ll be answering these questions and more on working as a self-employed hairdresser.

Getting disillusioned with hairdressing, Freya felt ready for a new direction in her hairdressing career. Leaving her safe employed job with a leading salon name, she stepped into the world of being a self-employed hairdresser. Based at the Hunter Collective – a unique co-working salon space for leading independent hairdressers, she has found a new creative freedom and way of working that suits her lifestyle.

In a really insightful interview, our talk with Freya reveals how life as an independent self-employed hairstylist should look in 2019. No back street murky salon, with black money passing hands between self employed hairdresser and salon owner, Freya and Hunter Collective is the perfect model to show how both can work together professionally, transparently, and harmoniously. And to make sure we give fair balance to being self-employed and employed, then we’ve got that covered for you, too!

There’s lots of great information from Freya packed into this episode, so if you’re sat on the fence on whether being a self-employed hairdresser is the right move for you then this is your must go to podcast listen. Let’s get into it!


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Today’s Guest

An award-winning hairdresser with over 10 years’ experience, Freya takes her inspiration from the everyday to the runway. She specialises in fashion led cuts and seamless colours which feel modern, on trend and are timeless and unique.

Freya forms a trusting rapport with all her clients to ensure time spent in the chair is relaxing, therapeutic, and most importantly leaves you feeling glamourous and gorgeous. After her shiatsu head message, well-crafted colour and precision cut, you’ll leave Freya’s company with a smile on your face, feeling like a new you.

Show notes:

Here’s some of what we discuss in today’s interview

  • >> 00 min 30 sec: Show intro.
  • >> 03 min 28 sec: Turning point to the way a self employed hairstylist is working.
  • >> 04 min 34 sec: The Hunter Collective space.
  • >> 06 min 03 sec: Background to Freya.
  • >> 14 min 21 sec: Self-employed, another way to be working as a hairdresser.
  • >> 19 min 18 sec: Being your own independent brand.
  • >> 22 min 41 sec: Hunter Collective membership package and rates to working.
  • >> 24 min 50 sec: Explains the way forward to finding your clients.
  • >> 26 min 11 sec: Being set up to working as a self-employed hairstylist.
  • >> 35 min 08 sec: Focusing more space for creative freedom and lifestyle.
  • >> 41 min 47 sec: Training and surrounding yourself with experts.
  • >> 49 min 51 sec: Advice to being self-employed.
  • >> 50 min 03 sec: Where to find Freya online.
  • >> 53 min 12 sec: Last 5 Questions.
  • >> 57 min 08 sec: Show outro.