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Beautyfinder sponsors New Comer Hair Extensions Awards Catagory

There's more to adding hair

There’s more to adding hair

Searching for the next Top Hair Extensions Expert?

Entry is open to New Comer’s, Individuals, Experts, Hair Extension Salons and Hair Extensions Training Schools in over 14 different catagories.

As the heat turns up this summer, celebrity hair extensions stylist Diane Shawe is looking for the next master hair extensions consultant to be crowned winner in one of the 14 categories at in the UK.

Predictions abound for the coming summer to be another scorcher, the trend for hair extensions is hitting headlines with TOWIE and Miley Cyrus amongst others. An author and expert in extensions, Diane Shawe has teamed up with Beauty finder to help look for the next champion in the forth-coming Hair Extensions Awards 2016.

Beauty finder have sponsored the New Comers Category and Zen Scissor are present one of the prizes with their incredible Hair Extensions Scissors.

Previous awards have always lumped together Hair Extensions without defining the specialism within the industry says Diane Shawe. So now is the time to specify with our 14 different categories who will be crowned once and for all the expert in their chosen hair extensions field.  With Judges coming from all around the globe, such as HRH Princess Moradeun Ogunlana and UKHairdressers you will be judged on your preparation, work area, application and final look.

There will be exhibition stands so that visitors can enquire after your services.

Zen Master Scissors sponsors prize for New Comer

Zen Master Scissors sponsors prize for New Comer

So are you the type of hair extension stylist who can help clients with summer styles that favour the short; taking the heat off the head. But… Oh! Those summer nights as the evenings closes in, can you help clients to unpin long locks to wrap around their shoulders as the perfect solution to shivering in the evening.

These awards are specifically designed to showcase your skills as one of the most natural, seamless and creative hair extensions technician from hair loss, theatre through to couture,

Expert in hair extensions and stylist to the stars, Diane Shawe said, “This is a great way to empower people with an interest in extensions who are unaware of the various techniques and disciplines’”

Become a sponsor

Become a sponsor

Diane was featured on the popular Jeremy Kyle show as the UK’s top wig maker, to help a child who was being bullied at school replenish her hair. From wigs to extensions, Diane is an expert in hair loss techniques and high definition makeovers. She is also the author of ‘What they don’t tell you about getting started in the hair extension business’ and ‘How hair extensions are sourced, treated and graded’ both available from Amazon.

Click here to find out more about the categories and submit your entry today. Don’t forget you can also promote the VIP Red carpet and after party tickets to your clients.

The Hair Extensions Awards is actively looking for more online judges, if you are interested then please contact us by clicking here

Click to enter a catagory now

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How to become a Self Employed Hair Extensions Technician

Becoming a Self Employed Mobile Hair Extension Technician

getting started in the hair extensions business 141364929463..jpgIf you are currently working and are considering going it alone as a hair extension technician, working on a mobile basis can be a fantastic way to go about it. No matter how bad the economy gets, people will always need haircuts and, given the lower overheads involved in visiting people at home, mobile hair extension technicians can generally offer a more affordable service. Traveling to a location that suits your customers also gives you a far larger client base than you would have if you limited yourself to working from a single salon. Sounds good so far? Here’s how to get started.

article by Diane Shawe

What to do next if you have just qualified: the nuts and bolts

A. Create a Business Name
B. Identify the sector that you come under ( hair and beauty, Hairdressing, mobile business)
C. Consider a Trading address other than your private address
D. What services are you going to offer
E. Website with contact details and prices ( try http://www.wahanda.com free websites for beauty/hairdressing)
F. Open a Business bank account
G. Proof of qualifications or experience
H. Data Management registration
I.  Create a Facebook fan page
J. Create a YouTube channel
K. Cost and value of equipment

What do insurance company’s cover?

Insurance companies insure the following

  1. Businesses
  2. Public Liability
  3. Equipment
  4. Professional indemnity (need 5 years experience to qualify for this)

They do not cover specific certificates, however they will want to know if you are qualified or experienced in your chosen field.  But primarily they are going to cover a business and the services you provide.  Ringing up an insurance company without a business name etc as specified above will not get you very far.

How much insurance cover will you get?

AUTOMATIC COVERS WITH MOST MOBILE HAIRDRESSING INSURANCES

  • Public Liability – £3 million or £5 million
  • Products Liability – £3 million or £5 million
  • Treatment Risk – £3 million
  • Financial Loss – £10,000 or £50,000

OPTIONAL COVERS

  • Employers Liability
  • Money
  • Legal Expenses
  • Personal Accident for hands
  • Stock/Equipment

Think about ways to make yourself even more attractive to potential clients:

  • If you’ve specialised in styling hair, could you take a more advanced colourist course?
  • Could mastering intricate hairstyles and up-dos open a whole new market of wedding and special event clients?

There are also various other aspects of being self-employed to consider; it won’t only be about cutting, styling and colouring hair. You will need to learn about self-assessment tax returns, salon management and how to set your prices at a level which is affordable to your clients, attractive enough to have them switch from their current hairdresser and enough to cover your expenses and salary.

Of course, there are some further education courses you could take to help make your self-employment dream a reality – a diploma or even a BA in Salon Management could be perfect. Browse the websites and prospectuses of local colleges and universities to see what you could get yourself enrolled in.

From the beginning of your new venture

We cannot emphasise enough how important organisation is to the self-employed, no matter what industry you are working in.

As soon as you start working as a self-employed hairdresser, make sure to notify HMRC about your self-employed status. Keep an accurate record of every penny that comes in or goes out of your business; you’ll need it when it comes to completing your self-assessment at the end of the tax year, and also when reviewing your finances to make sure your prices and wages are set at an appropriate level.

Don’t forget to record your mileage!

This freelancer take-home pay calculator may also come in handy.

Always, ALWAYS, remember to keep back-ups of all of your records (including your appointments and client details). Don’t rely on any one type of recording – paper can get damaged and computer files or devices can be wiped or destroyed.

Drumming up new business

At first, you will probably find it easiest and most cost effective to promote your new found services on facebook to your friends for a special offer.

There are also quite a few other routes to explore:

  • Bridal/special occasion packagesLearn new hair extensions technique in one day 3
  • School prom or university ball specials
  • Contacting local wedding or ball venues to inquire about becoming one of their preferred suppliers
  • Advertising on bridal or local message boards or forums
  • Delivering leaflets in your local area or advertising in shops, community centres and clubs
  • Working as a advisor with other specialist hairdressers

Remember that, the more you can offer your clients, the more attractive you will be to them. Would it be an option for you to train in nails, spray-tanning or eyebrow threading? This could open up a whole new market to you, particularly when it comes to bridal packages, pamper days and even pampering birthday parties girls Hen Parties.

You could also consider renting a chair in a salon for a day or two a week to give you some guaranteed business and income.

Going forward

The world is your oyster – all you need is a little imagination and a lot of hard work. Good luck in your new venture! Once it is up and running, it’s time to start working on your five year plan…

Online insurances to check out:

Direct Line for Mobile Hairdressers

Simply Business for Hairdressers

Association of Beauty Therapist

Salon Savers (need to be qualified hairdresser)

We are not affiliated to any of the above company’s this is just a guideline to get you going.

Visit our website for more information on our 1, 2 or 3 day hair extensions courses.