If you’ve decided to take the leap from employed to freelance hairdresser, the thought of losing the support network you had in the salon can be a daunting one. We’re not just talking the logistics – lining up your own work, managing accounts, insurance, controlling stock flow – but also having a sounding board for creative ideas, a mentor to share in new techniques and insider tip-offs on the latest innovations.

Well, this is where SELF/STYLED Sundays steps in. Bi-monthly virtual events in partnership with Aston & Fincher, dedicated to building a sense of community among self-employed and independent hairdressers. Each Sunday edition provides a curated agenda packed with advice and information, from masterclasses with leading names and brands, to panel discussions around current industry issues and interviews where fellow freelancers candidly share their stories.

Intrigued? We know you are – here’s a quick run-down of what to expect on 16 May….

10.15 – 11.15am

SELF/MADE MASTERCLASS with L’Oréal Professionnel Paris


A cut and style masterclass, infusing precision cutting and ultra-modern styling on coloured hair. Showcase your colour work with this session, focusing on classic cutting techniques which have been dialled up to deliver a fashion-forward finish for clients. Led by guest artist Matthew Sutcliffe from Tint in Leeds, winner of Best Salon Team in our recent Most Wanted Awards 2020, he knows a thing or two about how to deliver incredible results for clients.

Includes a discount code for VAT-free shopping on all L’Oréal Professionnel products in the Aston & Fincher online store, revealed during the session.

11.30am – 12.30pm


Blonde With Confidence

Does blonde work get your heart pumping? Join Matrix UKI artist, Michael Convey, as he takes you through the new start-to-finish blonding service from Matrix.

Michael will demonstrate how you can help to protect all hair types, textures and base levels throughout the blonding process, giving your clients more confidence when going blonde with SoColor Sync Pre-Bonded tone-on-tone colour. Keep your eyes peeled as Michael premieres the NEW Bleach Finder shampoo and he’ll also run through the new range from Total Results, Unbreak My Blonde, a three-step haircare system which leaves bleached hair up to three times stronger.*

2pm – 2.15pm

SELF/HELP Session with SLBPR

It’s All About You

SLBPR founder Sharon Brigden returns to deliver her top tips for building your brand. Are you unsure what your USP is? Do you struggle to shout about yourself and your skills? In this quick-fire session, Sharon will be running through a checklist of actions to take which will have you catching the eyes of new clients in no time.

2.30pm – 3.30pm

SELF/STYLED Masterclass with Kasia Fortuna

Wedding Belle

Kasia Fortuna is one of the most renowned and well-respected hairstylists in the bridal beauty business with legions of loyal fans. Hairstyling for her is all about proportion and perfection. Framing every face perfectly, she is a master of her craft and enjoys passing on her knowledge in live training sessions. With restrictions easing and wedding bells beginning to ring out again, don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn new skills.

3.45pm – 4.45pm

PANEL TALK: Bridal Business Booster

Featuring Cimone Cheveaux, Elizabeth Rita, Terri Gilham and Tabitha MacCurrach-Paine

The afternoon of bridal content continues as we’re looking forward to a summer of love. Bridal hair bookings are set to boom and if you’re looking to boost this aspect of your business then you’re in luck! We have four incredible bridal hair artists on hand to discuss how they carved out their niche, built up a must-have reputation and set themselves apart from the competition.

Send in your bridal business questions ahead of the event for the best chance of them being featured for the Q&A at the end!


Enjoy the full SELF/STYLED Sunday experience, with access to all sessions including all three Masterclasses (and the exclusive Aston & Fincher discount), for £25+VAT!

The Day Pass will give you the links to register for each Zoom session in one handy place.

Tickets are on sale NOW – click HERE to purchase. See you on 16 May!

Struggling with the business side of being self-employed?

Looking to learn new techniques?

Get in touch, let us know what you want to see from SELF/STYLED!



SELF/STYLED Sundays – brought to you by Self/Styled from Creative HEAD and Aston & Fincher