Life of a freelance beauty professional can be a bit like a rollercoaster ride. The highs of making more money, serving your sweet spot client, and doing what you love are thrilling and exciting, while the dips and twists that come along with the job can really throw you off if you don’t know how to handle them.

You may wonder if you’re cut out for this business, or if you’re able to make it in the industry. You stop loving your work, and suddenly you find yourself wishing you were back in a 9-to-5 job.

Despite the dips and twists, working as a freelancer comes with a lot of positive moments and accomplishments as well, and it’s these positives that make the lifestyle worth it.

So how do you stay positive as a freelance beauty professional?

Let’s find out.


When work dries up, remind yourself why you started

Freelance work often comes in cycles, and the moment things start to feel stagnant, you start panicking about paying the bills. This is the perfect moment to take a minute to remember why you became a freelance beauty professional in the first place.

Is it your dream to work for just one person on a never-ending 9-to-5 job? Didn’t think so. Just remember the freedom and flexibility, and think about the aspects of the work that make you smile. Learn to embrace the cycles of busy periods, followed by quieter periods, and enjoy the thrill of the hustle.


Dealing with difficult clients will only make you stronger

We all have to deal with them from time to time: the penny-pinchers, the chronically late, and the rude. Difficult clients come in all shapes and sizes, and while they can get under your skin, remember that dealing with them helps build emotional resilience.

Want to stay away from difficult clients? Start targeting your sweet spot client and follow these tips to reduce your no-show-rate to emergencies only.


Celebrate your success, however small it may seem

We all like to celebrate, don’t we? So why not celebrate that new client you brought in, or that dreaded task you finally ticked off your to-do list? Celebrating your success, however small it may seem, will help give your confidence a well-deserved boost, and help you stay motivated on your journey.

Looking for fellow freelance beauty professionals to celebrate your successes with? Join Stylemee and become part of a group of talented hair and makeup artists


Download the Stylemee Pro app on Android or iOS now. With the Stylemee Pro app, you can create a compelling profile in less than 30 minutes. Once your profile is set up and approved, you can start focussing on growing your business and brand, while Stylemee handles the rest.

Get booked, get paid, and grow your business. It’s that simple!