How to Become a Hair Stylist: The Steps You’ll Need to Take


Teacher Helping Students Training To Become Hairdressers

How to Become a Hair Stylist

Hairdressing is a hugely rewarding career; it’s sociable and creative, and since hair stylists are always in demand, it’s an industry full of employment opportunities too. In fact, hairdressers are the happiest workers in the UK, according to City & Guilds. We’ve already talked about what you can expect from a career in hairdressing; if you’re interested in becoming a hair stylist, there are a few steps you need to take.

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Spectrum: collection by Ashley Haynes & Charlotte Oldfield


Ashley & Charlotte Eastern

Ashley Haynes and Charlotte Oldfield have entered the British Hairdressing Awards this year! The pair made it through to the grand final and everyone at RUSH couldn’t be prouder, especially as RUSH have been nominated in three other categories. We sat down and had a chat with Ashley & Charlotte to find out more about their collection!

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Why you need to be at RUSH Live 2016

Our charity hair show RUSH Live 2016, will be taking place on Sunday 16th October at the London ExCel. RUSH hosts RUSH Live every year and all proceeds from the event go to our charity partner, Great Ormond Street Hospital. Last year we raised over £10,000 so this year we want to exceed our target. The doors are open to the public at 6PM, with the show commencing at 7PM. Continue reading “Why you need to be at RUSH Live 2016”

Rush Chairman talks about Rush’s history and growth

Rush Chairman, Andy Phouli started Rush 22 years ago opening the first salon in Wimbledon with co-founder and friend Stell Andrew. Andy spoke in an exclusive interview in March’s issue of Hairdressers Journal magazine*. As Rush are continuing to grow, reaching the 100 salon mark across the UK, Andy reflects over the growth of the Rush brand and what he has learnt over the years. Continue reading “Rush Chairman talks about Rush’s history and growth”

How to become a British Hairdressing Award finalist

The HJ British Hairdressing Awards (BHA) is the biggest hairdressing industry event of the year, celebrating the creative talent and raising the profiles of the very best British hairdressers. Nominated for Newcomer of the Year 2015, Rush Hair Workshop Team member Ben Russell shares his journey over the last year in the run up to his first British Hairdressing Awards.
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Rush for Life: Hairdressing beyond the salon floor

Rush offer a wide range of career progressions beyond the salon floor. Meet Dale, the latest member of the Rush Artistic Team who has progressed through every step of what Rush Hair can offer, enabling him to reach his full hairdressing potential. His career has grown year on year at Rush, from working as an assistant in the salon to being part of the Art and Education Team.
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Rush nominated for 2 HJ British Hairdressing Business Awards

Rush are pleased to announce Rush Co-Founder and Chairman Andy Phouli has been nominated for Business Director of the year alongside Rush Reigate franchisee Nicola Keith-Jopp as Franchisee of the year.

Rush have undergone a huge business expansion in the last year, rapidly growing nationwide within their franchise division. In the past 4 months Rush has opened 4 franchise salons with a target of reaching lots more by the end of 2015 to grow Rush’s overall salon presence across the UK.

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Why more women are choosing franchising

People choose to franchise for a variety of reasons. From being unable to reach your full potential in your current career, lack of flexibility in the workplace, or simply wanting to be your own boss using a tried and tested business model. Women deciding to go into self-employment are increasingly more drawn to franchising as they are able to start a business confidently with the ongoing support and training from an established brand.

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Hairstylist to Franchisee – Meet Nita, Rush Kilburn

Rush Kilburn opened its doors in July 2015 with long standing Rush stylist, a specialist in Afro-Caribbean hair and now Rush franchisee, Nita Brainch. Nita will be bringing a touch of glamour to Kilburn High Street. Previously working at Rush’s flagship salon ‘The House of Rush’ in Piccadilly, Nita has built an array of clients over her 8 year hairdressing career. Nita wanted to take the next step and pursue her passion to open her own Rush salon.

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Location Location Location

Rush’s second flagship salon opens in East London.

Careful consideration and planning goes in to finding the very best locations for every new Rush salon. August 1st saw Rush’s second flagship salon come to Westfield Stratford. This opening cements the reputation Rush has built up over the last 20 years as one of the UK’s most exciting hairdressing businesses.
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Q & A With Rush Franchisee, Leona – Rush Twickenham

Leona shares her franchise experience, her day to day work and advice for aspiring franchisees.

Why did you decide to open a Rush franchise?
My passion is for hairdressing but I also have strong business acumen so franchising was the next logical step for me. Rush really supports all their employees and encourages growth within the company through their various training courses, I wanted to pursue the business side of hairdressing and to own my own salon so decided to franchise.

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Rush Co-Founders Speaking At Hair UK, Birmingham

The Hair UK show finished last week and was a great success. Over 27,000 hair and beauty professionals all gathered under one roof alongside the 600 industry professionals at their stands.

The Rush team had a stand set up right by the entrance and spoke to many people in the industry about recruitment and franchising opportunities.

Rush co-founder Stell Andrew took to the Style Stage and spoke about Rush’s position in the global hair industry and the future expansion plans for Rush.

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Rush At The National Franchising Exhibition

March 2015, Rush Hair and Beauty attended their first franchise exhibition at London Olympia. When the doors opened on Friday morning, the Rush team were overwhelmed by the fantastic response from potential investors. As the only Hair and Beauty franchise at the show, significant interest came from existing and current clients of Rush, helping to reinforce the brands powerful image that has continued to grow over the last 20 years.

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