Building a loyal client base is key to becoming a successful self-employed hairdresser or barber. You'll need to be very good at communicating, networking, and building a personal brand. The first place to look for clients is family and friends. You can then ask them to recommend your services.
Can a hairstylist be a freelancer?
What Is a Freelance Hairstylist? Freelance hairstylists work on their own, they're self-employed and do their job independently. There are a couple of ways they can choose to work: the place of work can be from home, they can be mobile and visit clients in their homes, or they can rent a chair in a salon.
How does freelance hairdressing work?
A freelance job is one where a person (hairstylist in this case) works for themselves, rather than for a company. While freelancers do take on contract work for companies and organisations they are ultimately self employed. So think of you, the stylist, as a business working within a business.
What does a self-employed hairdresser need?
A driving license and vehicle are both necessities. Chair - when working as a mobile hairdresser you want a chair that is easy to transport, some clients may prefer to sit in their own chair or have accessibility issues so you need to be flexible in working at different angles and heights.
How much money should you have to start a hair salon?
Expect to set aside $40,000 to $250,000 to purchase an existing salon (dependent on location, size, and condition of the property and equipment). Bump that up to $100,000 to $500,000 on average to build a salon from the ground up.
Can someone come to my home to cut my hair?
You can start by asking your regular hairstylist if they make house calls. If you have a long term relationship with a hair pro, they might happily agree to do it for you. Be prepared to pay extra for their time, as well as their travel expenses to and from your house.