Freelance Education FocusGoing freelance can be one of the scariest, and yet most rewarding, ways to build your hair and beauty career. Read on to find out how you can learn and stay ahead of the competition with Capital Training.
With research from the National Hairdressers' Federation stating that 48 percent of hairdressers, and 57 percent of beauty therapists work for themselves, it's clear that, for many, freelancing is the ideal way to work. Self-employed hair and beauty professionals are moving away from full-time roles that see them working from one sit; instead, many freelancers are renting chairs or spaces that allow them to work when they feel like it, sometimes around other jobs.
While it's a brilliantly rewarding solution, a lot comes with going freelance; you're your own boss, but you're often also your own accountant - although there are tons of apps for that! You're also in charge of stocking up, staying organised with bookings and of course, keeping your social media profiles looking fresh and on-trend. You'll also experience quiet times, but actually, this can be the perfect time for you to refresh your skills.
Ensuring you stay ahead as a freelancer means constantly upping your skills, whether that's adding to existing ones, or learning something new so that you have another service to offer. If you're a nail tech, it makes total sense to offer brow tints and lash lifts - and if you're a bridal hairdresser, you'll get to take home more of the profits if you add on a course in bridal makeup!
Here at Capital we offer hundreds of courses, from Gel Nail Workshops to Eyelash Perming, Lifting & Tinting, to the hugely popular Dermaplaning Facial. Courses occur throughout the year, so you'll always have an option that works for your time frame, plus, many of them take place over the course of just one day, so you won't need to book accommodation if the course is a bit further out. Finally, booking yourself in for regular training sessions is an amazing way to make friends in the business - going freelance can often feel a bit lonely, so attending classes means you'll be able to catch up with freelancers who are just like you, and if you missed something, you can borrow their training notes!Guess what? If you book a training course with us in July or August you'll get 10% off! There's never been a better time to get learning.