Pam Wrigley’s Tips on How to Stay Busy During the Off-Season

It’s part and parcel with being a bridal hair and makeup artist that there will be, more often than not, an off-season at some point during the year. For most of us, and many other businesses out there, this is during that lull after Christmas and New Year when suddenly all of the excitement of Party Season calms down and there’s not an awful lot going on.

For newbies in the business, this can be catastrophic. Having just got off the ground as a bridal hair and makeup artist only to be plunged back into the land of no-work is not something that anyone wants and understandably, this is one of the biggest fears we hear about when our lovely students are thinking of taking the leap and going pro.

Over time, as you become more established within the industry, you’ll find that off season isn’t so terrible (there are weddings and many other events on all year round, after all!) but for those of you a little afraid of what off-season might bring (or rather, might not bring) we’re got some expert tips for you from the Create Beautiful Hair founder, award-winning bridal hair and makeup artist Pam Wrigley…

How to stay busy during Off-Season:

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Manage Your Diary

It might be a little late for this one now, but for 2018 make it a New Years Resolution to plan ahead and manage your diary with the Off-Season in mind.

Although you might not have many brides getting married in the early months of the year, springtime is very popular for weddings so book in loads of trial days for the time you know things are going to be quiet.

By doing this, you’ll not only keep a semi-steady flow of income and stay limber with those hair and makeup skills, but you’ll also be less likely to have a trial day clash with a day that you could be earning bigger bucks for on an actual wedding day or other job which are more likely to come about in summer.

Don’t be shy about suggested dates for the trial to your clients – they need to have it at some time, so why not when it benefits you?

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Shop the Sales

Now here’s something we can ALL enjoy! Make the most of the amazing deals you see popping up post-Christmas and stock up on all the supplies you know you’re going to need for the rest of the year.

Yes, this can be expensive but it’s worth it in the long run if you can make a saving – and usually you can make a BIG saving!

Start coming up with a list now of all the bits and pieces you could do with so you’re ready to pounce as soon as the sales start.

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Take a Course

As a bridal hair and makeup artist, you’re only ever as good as the amount of time and effort you put into honing your skill, so use the quiet time of year to get your techniques up to scratch and learn all of the hottest new looks for the year ahead.

With all of the CBH courses now Habia endorsed, joining us on any of our 1 day, 2 day, 4 day or online courses will gain you invaluable CPD points, making you all the more qualified and desirable to higher end clients and amazing jobs.

Find out more about how earning Continuing Professional Development points can benefit you here.

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Stay in Touch

Don’t allow a lull in work to equal a lull in communication with other suppliers and professionals in the industry. Having great contacts really can make an enormous difference to a burgeoning career, so make an effort to keep in touch with any photographers, wedding venues, other hair and makeup artists, event planners and whoever else you meet on your travels.

If you’re worried about pestering, get in touch with something they’ll want to hear about! A blog can be a great tool, not only for boosting your online presence and reaching your relevant target audience, but also for talking about and linking to other suppliers in the industry and having them do the same in return.

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All of our courses are suitable for all experience levels, you don’t need any existing qualifications to take part, but advanced stylists and makeup artists always learn an awful lot on our courses too.

We offer a wide range of bridal hair & makeup courses here at Create Beautiful Hair, so there’s something for everyone! From 4 day bridal hair courses, where you get to spend 4 fun-filled days creating fabulous styles on live models and end the week with a professional portfolio photoshoot, to our 1 day intensive blow-drying or braiding course.

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We want you to be able to attend our courses where-ever you are in the world, so Create Beautiful Hair Training is international!

With face to face courses in London, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester and AQA UAS Accredited Online Bridal Hair Training we have amazing students world-wide.

Learn Bridal Hair online with award winning wedding hair stylist Pam Wrigley – where ever you are in the world.

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The Create Beautiful Hair Online Hairstyling Course has been upgraded!

To improve your overall learning experience you can now get an AQA UAS Certificate upon completion.

How Does This Affect The CBH Online Course?

You’ll still get access to all the same, great HD tutorials and 100s of quick tip videos, as well as 1-2-1 help and guidance from Pam whenever you need it.

We have worked hard to deliver the same, excellent quality learning experience with just a few added extras. The work is now laid out into 6 set modules to make your 50 hours of study time easier to complete and we have also added a few more written questions to enable you to come away with a really exciting, globally recognised achievement.

The work is still largely hands on and practical, with a personal touch you won’t find anywhere else!

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Yes, you can!

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