The Freelancers Guide to COVID-19 by Wella

If you’re a freelance hairdresser/colourist, you will be undoubtedly facing many challenges right now. These are incredibly testing times for any hairdresser and sadly our sector is massively hit as a result of COVID-19. Wella Professionals has been supportive for 140 years and once more stands by the pros to support our community in every possible way. The brand has published the Freelancers Guide to COVID-19, a document of practical advice especially for the freelancers.

The Freelancers Guide

The Guide includes advice on finance like how to claim direct cash grant of 80% of your profits, up to £2,500 per month and if you are eligible. Also, it explains the differences between ‘self-employed’, ‘freelancer’ and ‘sole trader’ in the eyes of HMRC as this will greatly determine what schemes you can benefit from.

A valuable resource for any self-employed hairdressers is the IPSE- The Association for Independent Professionals and the Self Employed ( This has all the latest information on how the corona virus will specifically impact the self-employed and is well worth checking out.

Additionally, there is information on what happens and what options you have in case you are unable to pay your taxes; plus all the contacts you may need for support including websites, emails and phone numbers.

Finally, they have included some ideas and tips you can put into practice during isolation. For example, is it time you refresh or maybe rebuilt your website?

Busy on social

The Wella Professionals UK Instagram account has a host of additional activity that’s been created specifically for this time in lockdown. An extensive line up of daily activity  providing info and entertainment, so much needed right now!

They have so much going on there – check out the ‘Digital Events’ pin on @wellahairuk for the daily schedule of Q&A’s, How-to’s, Masterclasses and experts’ advice; all delivered by Wella’s leading educators and Guest Artists.

Stay in touch to get regular bursts of inspiration and education. Follow @Wellahairuk  (Instagram) and Wella Professionals (Facebook).

We love such initiatives and we are delighted Wella will be with us in September at Colour World UK !


At Colour World UK we believe in colourists being equally important as hairdressers to the success of a salon business! Clients deserve excellent colour services, embracing the importance of a great colour consultation through to end result. We salute manufacturers and brands offering a great product innovation which enables colour technicians to explore their creativity and offer a bespoke colour to every client. We offer colour conversation and inspiration for you to browse, and respect colour-focused education and events from what’s on and where to our own Colour World UK event which support our industry and promise to do our best to bring you news and information to help you succeed.

Looking for some more colour inspiration? Here you go:

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