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Want a Lucrative Lifestyle? Become a Freelance Hairstylist

Updated on January 11, 2013

Has the beauty business always caught your eye? If so, why don’t you become a freelance hairstylist and make a lucrative income on your own time. Many freelance hairstylist can earn as much as hundreds a day for their week giving them an annual income of over $100,000.

What the Job will consist of

As a professional hairstylist, you play a major role in some big events—such as weddings, photo shoots, family photos, proms, and many other life changing events. People are willing to pay anything for their hair to look stellar during those moments that is why you must have a great portfolio and lots of clientele.

Your job as a hairstylist is to offer your clients beauty services that will change the look of themselves. This will include shampooing hair, cutting, giving the hair some color, and the best part giving them a new style they will fall in love with. If you want to go above and beyond, then you could show clients how to manage their hair, how to keep their color. With going above and beyond you will be guaranteed to make more money because they will tell all their friends and their friends will tell theirs and so on; but your client will want to give you a bigger tip, which in the end will increase your pay.

Since you are in the field of being a freelance hairstylist, it would also be wise to know to give manicures, pedicures, and facial treatments. Many people love to go the whole nine yards; they want to get their hair and nails done at the same time. With knowing how to do that will also help out your sales and bring you that much closer to making the six figures that you want to.


On the Brightside, since you are working as a freelancer you can pick how much you want to work. You will never have to worry about being late for work again. This is a great thing when deciding to be a freelancer because you are never tied down to working. Plus, that will allow you to make as much or as little money as you want.

Another great thing about being a freelance hairstylist, after you get a good group of clients you will end up being invited to some of their functions. Mainly you will be invited to wedding parties, birthdays, and other social engagements. Usually, if they are asking for your services you will be receiving money for that short time. It is wise to go to the social engagements because there will be people there that may be looking for a stylist and if they like the work that you do then you just landed yourself a new client.

Making six figures as a freelance hairstylist is pretty easy, as one may see. All you need is a love for beauty and a drive to make customers happy. If you possess those two things you can easily earn what you want and then some. Remember, the more you put yourself out there the more clients you will have and in the end the more money you can make. The earnings are endless!


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      William Gerace 5 years ago from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

      These are some great tips especially in this economy. Become a hairstylist I would think is a wise decision cause people still have to get their hair done, get married and things of this nature. My grandmother had a hairstylist and he was so well loved by one of his customers when she passed on she left him some of her estate. Great Hub. Voted up and will share on Facebook and Twitter.

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      Chrystal Mahan 5 years ago from Michigan

      Very good tips!