Hand Up If You Want To Be Heard

How do you feel about working in hair? Creative HEAD invites YOU to share your thoughts for the next On The Floor report.


Creative HEAD is on the hunt for salon employers, employees and freelancers to take part in the 2024 On The Floor report, our regular deep dive into the landscape of modern hairdressing and barbering. We want to know what’s happening now and what’s coming next for UK hairdressing’s employers, employees and self-employed.

Launched in 2021, Creative HEAD’s major industry survey, On The Floor, discovered salon employers frustrated by increasing numbers of rent-a-chair competitors; employees feeling disenfranchised by the glamorisation of freelancing and the prioritising of social following over talent and skill; and growing numbers of self-employed stylists building their own brands and independence, with all that entails.

Follow-up reports have investigated recruitment challenges and the headaches trying to find and keep hairdressing and barbering apprentices. And now we want to do it again, to keep the conversation going and to better understand how to tackle the challenges and make progress…

In July we will be conducting focus sessions with our three key groups – salon employers, salon employees and self-employed stylists. And we want to hear what YOU have to say! These sessions will be conducted on Zoom and will allow all participants to have a voice and share their thoughts and experiences.

The relevant sessions are happening at these times:

Self-employed Zoom session will take place at 9.15am on Monday 15 July

Employees Zoom session will take place at 9.15am on Tuesday 16 July

Employers Zoom session will take place at 9.15am on Wednesday 17 July

We would love YOU to be part of the conversation!

Employers register here

Employees register here

Self-employed register here

Then, in October, Creative HEAD will unveil the findings, illustrating just what life is like for hair pros right now, and how their current decision-making will steer the industry in the future. Will your voice be part of that…?