Welcome to The Freelance Hairdresser’s Association

The Freelance Hairdressers Association (FHA) supports professional freelancers in the industry and serves to recognise and elevate their contribution to the sector.

We seek to maintain high standards for freelancers through education, insurance and access to a like-minded, professional and friendly community. We provide our members with ongoing support across our digital platforms, regional groups and in-person training and events.

You may work on your own, but you don’t have to feel alone.

Inspire! 2024

Our summer education and inspiration event brings our members exciting, bespoke presentations from industry icons and leading brands.

Not only will there be fabulous stage presentations with top brands, but we have deals in the exhibition village with interesting companies showing their wares and then when you get hungry we have delicious food throughout the day, does it get any better?


Join the FHA

Join the FHA

Find out whats needed to become, and what benefits you get as a FHA Member by clicking the link below.



As an FHA Member you gain access to a number of outstanding events run throughout the year.



As an FHA Member, you get access to leading industry training sessions at heavily discounted* rates. Click below to see the upcoming sessions available to our members.

FHA News

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What FHA Members Say…

I honestly think I would be lost without the FHA! The support has been fantastic and I
always have someone to turn to. Thank you to everyone who has helped me along in my first year as a freelancer.


The FHA has been a god send over the last gear. I decided to take the plunge and go freelance at the beginning of the year. Safe to say it didn’t get off to a great start, however, someone recommended the FHA and the support and advice from the FHA and the members has been amazing! I will be eternally grateful for everything they have done!

Had a great day at Inspire … so lovely to get back together again! Even though I went on my own, everyone was really friendly!

Picked up loads of tips from Jordanna and
Emily … loved their presentations!


Being freelance can sometimes feel extremely overwhelming but the community is fantastic and I never feel alone! There is always someone to turn to!


Being a member Of the FHA is a no brainer for me. Not only do I have the support and a whole host Of benefits with the membership but I have also made friends for life!


FHA Inspire was amazing!! It was so nice to be back together in person again, thank you for a fantastic day Sheila!


I want to say a huge thank you to all at the FHA – especially through the good Old lock downs, with all the fab training! It’s an amazing place full of so many talented people.

Sheila Abrahams, you are an amazing human being and this group is so lucky to have you!


“It’s a good group to bounce ideas and problems off each other, love the chat room, and the cheaper courses.”

Sarah Hayes

“It takes away the feeling of being isolated. The staff chatroom has given me confidence in areas of hairdressing I would find a challenge, by receiving support and advice from others. I don’t know what I would do without the staff chat room now.”

Lisa Curtis

I am so grateful for the ongoing education and support from the FHA. I truly am a member for life! I have made some amazing friends and cannot thank them all enough!


Being a part of the FHA community gives me that safe space I need to talk to others within the industry who know what it feels like to work alone.


“Feels like your part of a salon. Fully supported, professional. Staff room chat not only helps with any issues. I have learned loads too.”

Louisa Dumbrell

Thanks to Sheila and the FHA! The education, support and community is fantastic. What a great place it is to bring us all together. Thank you!


I joined the FHA back in April and felt so welcome. I joined the private FB Staff Room Chat and the support and advice is amazing! I am so grateful!


I am new to the freelance world and also the FHA! I have only been a member for a few weeks but I am so glad i joined! What a wonderful, supportive community! Thank you everyone!


“I love knowing advice is only a click away.”

Liz Bell

When I first went freelance I was at a total loss, I didn’t know who to turn to. Then
someone suggested the FHA and I haven’t looked back since. Thank you for all the


“Being able to go it alone but still having the benefits of being in a salon. Staff room chat is the best thing for me as I haven’t been able to make it to a lot of the training lately as I babysit my granddaughters when I’m not working!”

Heather King

Today I learnt that I truly am not alone! I had a problem that I wanted to discuss with others and I turned to the FHA Staff Room Chat and was immediately made to feel at ease! A problem shared is a problem halved they say!


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