Welcome to HJ's Freelance Week 2023: The Official Schedule

Published 23rd Oct 2023 by Chlo Weldon

HJ's Freelance Week is taking place from Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October – and will be jam-packed full of content for freelance hairstylists, mobile hairdressers, chair renters, session stylists and everything in-between.

The week is inspired by European Freelancer’s Week and the idea is to give you a week filled with business, educational, and inspirational content that will help you to continue succeeding as a freelancer during these difficult times or to give you the answers to all of your questions if you’re considering becoming a freelance hairstylist or barber in the near future. 

Hairdressers Journal International's Editor Charlotte Grant-West said: "The rise in the number of stylists who now consider themselves freelance suggests that this 'trend' isn't going anywhere. Although we're still tackling the current cost of living crisis and energy price rises have produced a lot of challenges, people are still making the move to setting up on their own. The industry is looking for ways of working that offer flexibility, more balance and more variety – which a freelance lifestyle can sometimes offer. HJ always strive to support freelancers whether they're based in the salon, working on a mobile basis or are part of a collective. Drop us a DM if you'd like to see any particular topic covered in the future."

Monday 23 October

Everything You Should Ask Yourself Before Going Freelance 

Networking Tips for Freelance Hairdressers

How To Set Up Retail as a Freelance Hairdresser

Tuesday 24 October

5 Ways to Set Your Price as a Freelancer

The Truth About Setting Up a Hair Studio Space

Things I Wish I Knew When I First Went Freelance

Wednesday 25 October

Things You Need to Know About Insurance as a Freelance Hairdresser

Why Mentoring is Key For Freelancers

Freelance Success Stories That'll Inspire You

Thursday 26 October

How To Create Your Circle as a Freelancer

Everything You Need to Know About Freelance Chair Rental

Understanding Pensions is Key to a Sustainable Freelance Career: Here's What To Know

Friday 27 October

Legal and Business Advice for Freelance Hairdressers

How Do You Know When It's The Right Time to Go Freelance?

All Your Questions About Being a Freelance Hairdresser Answered By Freelance Hairdressers


Chlo Weldon

Chlo Weldon

Published 23rd Oct 2023

Chlo writes regular content for the print magazine and website, as well as scheduling the content for HJ’s social media channels. Chlo has a master’s degree in Magazine Journalism and previously worked as Assistant Editor at craft magazine Tattered Lace. After moving to London from her small hometown to be part of the HJ team, she is loving every minute of being involved in the industry. She loves a good treatment and is on a mission for a longer and thicker mane.

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