HOW THE MAKE-UP, HAIR AND BEAUTY INDUSTRY RECOVERED POST-COVID

The initial impact of Covid-19 on the make-up, hair and beauty industry was devastating, with months of forced closures and bad hair days. Thankfully, the industry is starting to recover with a new period of growth as the pandemic restrictions are lifted - with a reported 432% spike in bookings at the end of the last lockdown in April 2021. Is this upswing impacting freelance make-up artists, hair stylists and beauty therapists and what tips do they have for you?

IS FREELANCING THE SOLUTION TO THE GREAT RESIGNATION?

As the pandemic changes how we feel about life, work and what we want out of both, more and more people are taking that step back to rethink their lives. Companies that don’t provide the better working conditions they’re being asked for are quickly finding their workers leaving for greener pastures in record breaking numbers. As more people come to love the freedom that remote working provides, many are turning to freelancing to open up previously closed doors. 

HOW TO GET EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR CREATIVE FREELANCERS

Thanks to the newest upgrade to Covid-19’s asset pack, Omicron, rumours of yet another lockdown are starting to circle. In response to this, the chancellor is teaming up with Arts Council England to offer an additional £1.5 million in grants for creative freelancers in England. Not to be outdone, the Scottish government also announced a whopping £8m to support creative freelancers in the coming months. So - who is this money for and how can you apply?

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