Freelance Hair Jobs (2)

Freelance hair stylist
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For Weddings
Can you handle a jittery bride on the verge of a nervous breakdown who might hurt you badly if her hair is not the most beautiful on her special day? Do you have a calming aura and can work under high pressure? Get in Reach out to the wedding planners in your area and convince them of your qualifications!
Make sure to know all about elaborate, glamorous looks and of course the latest trends. A portfolio is essential to get new jobs. Usually, you will also be asked to style the bridesmaids and the mothers of the bride and groom. Great pay, lively environment, and a lot of emotional moments come with this line of work.
For Runways or Movies
Session-styling doesn't just fall into anyone's lap; it takes special skill and artistry to get hairstyles ready for the camera and the red carpet. A good way to get into this is to start locally and hone your skills, prepare a stunning portfolio and then start building your network and knock on some doors. You'll never know which one may open. You may have to move to a bigger city.
Take a training class that will give you the background and specific knowledge for this type of work. Most of those courses and workshops will also provide you with high-quality photos of your creations that you can use in your portfolio. You will move in the dazzling world of models, designers, and even celebrities, but you must be able to work well under a lot of pressure and with stressed-out people.
Movie set
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In your own Mobile Hair Studio
Work at your own pace and in different locations each day! With all your equipment packed neatly in easy-to-transport cases and a reliable vehicle, you are able to visit your clients in their homes. This is a service that is often requested by the elderly or by very busy people who don't have time to go to the salon.
You have to do your own advertising and most likely it will be word-of-mouth and online ads that will bring you the most clients. If you're good, they'll call you back. You're only responsible for yourself and have very low overhead costs. If your business and management skills are good, then this type of hair job will give you a lot of freedom and the potential for much growth.
To find out more about the different opportunities, do some research online, talk to other freelancers, hair stylists and join online hairdressing groups in your area. Many gigs are posted on websites like Craigslist, Twitter, or Facebook, and two of the biggest keys to starting your freelance success are a convincing, professional portfolio that highlights all of your skills and a good network of people. Stay connected, improve yourself, and have a lot of fun with it!
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Mobile hairdressing
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