The freelance hair hubs to know – The Creative Hub Studio

by | 8 Dec 2021

Striking out on your own is a thrilling prospect – but maybe you miss the hustle and bustle of salon life, of working alongside your peers. The rise of co-working salon spaces has been timed perfectly with freelancers’ desire for more flexibility, so we’re shining a spotlight on some of the hub-style spaces for freelancers up and down the country…



Started by Caroline Flynn and Amanda Murdoch, The Creative Hub Studio was born during lockdown when they realised that people were starting to prioritise their well-being after a hard few months and re-evaluating what they wanted in life. They wanted to create a space that people could escape to, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to relax, unwind and mentally recharge.

“Facing uncertainty around our own jobs, we considered starting up our own businesses from our homes, but this didn’t inspire or motivate us as we both thrive from being part of a collaborative team,” the pair explained. “Looking at the industry and how it currently stands, we realised that professionals like ourselves were looking for something different. A new way of working and building a business within a community of like-minded professionals.”


Changing the game with…
“Business support, coaching and training to help our Creative Professionals reach their full potential. We also offer a colour bar where our Creative Professionals are able to buy their colours at discounted prices, alongside Kevin Murphy retail products, a backwash bar, plus all the hair styling equipment they might need to transform clients. We look after our clients from start to finish and even offer guests complimentary drinks from our drinks trolley that includes wine, gin and tonic, as well as herbal teas and locally sourced coffee.”

Members love…
“The freedom, of course! Along with the gorgeous surroundings and beautiful space for creative professionals to flourish. The Creative Hub Studio is surrounded by nature, with beautiful views into the Bedfordshire countryside which creates a calm, peaceful and relaxing environment for professionals and clients.”

How it all works…
The Hub has been designed to be a collaborative and functional space. Everything, apart from the glass room that is used for treatments and the basins, can be reconfigured. Membership is designed to be a simple, clear system helping all members to keep track of their finances, while having the support to grow their business. Membership is £85 per month with a flat hourly rate £8 – £12 (depending on the space needed) for hours worked. The membership that we offer includes everything needed to run a successful, thriving business from The Creative Hub Studio, including business, coaching and marketing support, a personal booking system, plus a studio easel and trolley where they can comfortably arrange their equipment for the day. A clear invoice stating the hours and products used is sent to members to be paid on last day of that month.”

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