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Whether you're just starting out in the hair and beauty industries or are a seasoned pro with years' experience, there's always plenty to learn. Discover our hottest tips and advice for landing your dream hair or beauty job - no matter how experienced you are:


The Hairdressing Wages Survey – Are you Being Paid Enough?

The National Hairdressers Federation’s exclusive salary survey, in partnership with Hairdressers Journal, has revealed low hairdressing wages in salons across the UK is contributing to the sector-wide staffing shortage. The nationwide struggle to recruit and retain apprentices and key members of staff is a huge concern for today’s hairdressing sector. This exclusive new survey by Read More

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25 Years With the Same Company: How to be Constantly Inspired

Fact – Employee loyalty is on the decline. In a recent survey by Workforce 91% of participants said that they didn’t expect to stay with their current company for longer than 3 years. Worrying when the number of apprentices coming into the industry has also decreased. With these facts in mind it’s rear to find Read More

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Could you Live your Best Life as a Wella Freelancer?

Wella Professionals global creative artist Jayson Gray reveals how he became a Wella freelancer colourist and educator and shares his typical weekly routine How it all began I started my hairdressing career in 1989. I took a trainee position with Robert Fielding, and I was soon styling Afro hair. After a brief stint at Robert Read More

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How to Work as a Hairdresser in Australia

Would you like to work as a hairdresser in Australia? Business and legal expert Adam Bernstein shares everything you need to know to get a job in a salon down under. For decades the Australian government has been on a mission to address a significant skills gap in the economy. The list is updated regularly, Read More

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This is How Hairdressers Felt About Their GCSE Results

Relief, excitement, surprise – these are just some of the emotions the following hairdressers felt when they got their GCSE results. Find out how their careers progressed and the choices they made to get them to where they are today. I definitely don’t think hairdressing is a trade people should consider just because they didn’t Read More

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How to Make it as a Make-Up Artist

Rebecca Cathcart, lead make-up artist for HD Brows, reveals how to bag the head MUA role for a pro beauty brand. Say yes to every opportunity “I’ve always had a passion for make-up. In 2008, I qualified in make-up and beauty therapy at the Yorkshire College of Beauty and then worked in salons before gaining Read More

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How to Make it as a Spa Director

Phil Murphy, leisure and spa director at Hoar Cross Hall in Burton Upon Trent, reveals the skills and experience you need to run a large spa operation You should have a passion for leading “I’m not your average spa person. I started out in fitness as an instructor before picking up the leisure and spa Read More

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10 Great Reasons To Be a Barber

Thinking of getting into barbering? There’s never been a better time – London School of Barbering’s Michael Kontos shares 10 great reasons to be a barber.

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Hairdressing Educational Courses Calendar – July and August

From wig making courses to bridal hair how-tos and fashion trend seminars to courses about fades, there are a wealth of options to expand your hairdressing knowledge. Here is HJ’s calendar of upcoming courses and events in 2018. First up, this is what’s coming up in July and August. What: Electric Sessions Where: Electric’s Brighton studio Read More

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