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.

We’re talking education, conversation and inspiration brought directly to you.

Sunday 21 March 2021

SELF/STYLED Sundays is returning on 21 March for a packed day of targeted business advice and brand masterclasses to have you feeling primed to re-open your business.

SELF/STYLED editor Deborah Murtha is hosting our digital event once again, with a huge variety of content designed for all levels of independent hair artists. This time we have THREE fresh masterclasses for you, as well as a brand new Ask The Expert segment. Intrigued? We know you are – here’s a quick run-down of what to expect on 21 March….

with L’Oréal Professionnel Paris

Creative Toning

The difference between something good and something great is the attention to detail. Unlock your potential with this Masterclass from L’Oreal Professionnel Paris, with guest artist Nancy Stripe. Find out how to create Insta-worthy lived-in blonde root shadows and zone tones with a champagne gloss to keep your clients flocking back.


Understanding Undertones

How do you deliver your best colour, on all hair tones? By mastering undertones on all hair types, that’s how. Future-proof your craft with this in-depth Masterclass from Matrix UKI artist and educator Ria Kulik to deliver perfected colour results every time.


PR Prep for Re-opening

Maximise your visibility and keep your clients up-to-date – SLBPR founder Sharon Brigden will be joining host Deborah Murtha to chat through your essential PR checklist ahead of re-opening. With decades of PR experience, managing huge clients such as the NHBF, high-profile hairdressers and multiple salon chains, Sharon knows exactly how to target your market.


Everyday Editorial

Show your clients something new with the help of this Diva Pro Masterclass, led by Emmanuel Esteban. Emmanuel’s talent will be on full display as he creates editorial-inspired looks with an avant-garde twist, which can be adapted for your everyday client. He’ll be demonstrating how to give a more artistic feeling to your traditional styling techniques, showcasing three of Diva Pro’s best-selling tools to create texture and a sublime finish.

SELF/HELP Session: Ask An Expert – Vivienne Johns

Making Instagram work for you

Our new Ask An Expert session gives you the chance to finally ask your burning business questions. First up is Vivienne Johns, discussing Instagram algorithms and how to get eyes on your content. As we face re-opening, it’s more important than ever to have that client-facing digital window. Send us your questions ahead of the big day for the best chance to be featured.

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