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.

Next event: 29 May 2022


10am – 11am
Great Lengths Masterclass – Breaking down the barriers of hair extensions

Set aside any pre-conceived ideas of hair extensions, and who they may or may not suit, for this educational masterclass from Great Lengths. We’ll be joined by Adam Wright, Great Lengths’ business development and education manager for Ireland, who will share insights into how adding a Great Lengths hair extension service to your menu can elevate your business and increase revenue – including the new Blow Dry Course GL Tapes hair extension application, showcasing how using GL Tapes can transform a client’s hair in as little as one hour.

11.15am – 11.45am
Business Education – The inside story on Influencer Marketing

Getting started in the world of influencer marketing can seem like a minefield; with ever-changing rules, standards, laws, and big egos, it can feel overwhelming when you don’t know where to start. Katie Braden has worked with brands such as Not Another Salon, INNOluxe, KeraStraight and Kevin.Murphy on their influencer strategy, proving that if you get it right, it can transform your marketing and take your business to the next level.
She will be on-hand to fill you in on the first steps, some key do’s and don’ts, industry etiquette, and a peek behind the curtain of an ever-changing influencer landscape.

12pm – 1pm
L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Masterclass – Impactful Placement

Looking to offer some more creative options for clients, but worrying about how it will impact your ability to see as many clients in a day? Join us for this Colour Masterclass from L’Oréal Professionnel Paris, led by expert colourist Frazer Wallace.
He’ll be using the full portfolio of L’Oreal Professionnel Paris products to showcase how fast, simple and strategic colour placements can help to enhance your haircuts and produce creative looks in half the time you might expect.

2pm – 3pm
Wella Professionals Masterclass – Get Glazing with SHINEFINITY

Be prepared for undeniable brilliance in this showcase of SHINEFINITY, the brand new colour innovation with ZERO lift from Wella Professionals. Get inspired ahead of the summer season with James Earnshaw, Wella’s UKI digital ambassador, who will be demonstrating how to achieve fresh, beautiful and bold glazed results by using the gloss that keeps on giving! 
Discover the brand new services – SHINEFINITY Glaze, Shimmer Melt Glaze and Speed Glaze – brought to life, with a run-though of the shade palette and how to customise formulas for infinite possibilities to suit you and your many clients.

SELF/STYLED Sunday is held on Zoom, so you can get involved with our freelance community wherever you are.

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