Welcome to HJ’s Freelance Week 2021: The Official Schedule

by laurahusband / last updated October 21, 2021

Freelance Week

HJ‘s Freelance Week, sponsored by Wella Professionals is taking place from Monday 18 October to Sunday 24 October for freelance hairstylists, mobile hairdressers, chair renters, session stylists and everything inbetween. The week coincides with 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: “These past 18 months has probably been one of the toughest times for the freelance market. Despite the challenges, the sector has seen an extraordinary amount of growth. People are looking for ways of working that offer flexibility, more balance and more variety – all of which we know this buzzing side of the industry offers. HJ always strive to support freelancers whether they’re based in the salon, working on a mobile basis or are part of a collective. Enjoy freelance week – and drop us a DM if you’d like to see any particular topic covered in the future.”

Here’s a full breakdown of what to expect during HJ’s Freelance Week, sponsored by Wella Professionals:

HJ’s Freelance Week, sponsored by Wella Professionals will include everything from a quiz to discover if a freelance career is right for you and insights into how freelancers have been getting creative during these difficult times to the pension, insurance and legal and business information you need to know right now.

Click here to read HJ’s Freelance Week, sponsored by Wella Professionals content which will be updated as the week progresses:

Monday 19 October

How Wella Education is Supporting Freelancers


Tuesday 20 October

Legal and Business Advice for Freelance Hairdressers

The Pros and Cons of Self-Employment in the Hairdressing Sector


Wednesday 21 October

What I Wish I Knew Before Going Freelance

Things you Need to Know About Insurance as a Freelance Hairdresser


Thursday 22 October

Freelancers Share Their Uplifting Stories

Life of a Freelancer: Jayde Collins on Braving the Industry Solo


Friday 23 October

Everything You Need to Know about Freelance Chair Rental

Your Questions on Being a Freelancer Answered by Freelance Hairdressers


 Saturday 24 October

11 Tips for Getting Press Coverage When You’re Freelance

Understanding Pensions is Key to a Sustainable Freelance Career: Here’s What you Need to Know

Sunday 25 October

Take the Quiz to See if You’re Ready to Go Freelance


HJ’s Freelance Week is sponsored by Wella Professionals. For more information about how Wella Professionals can help you in your freelance career click here.

You can also connect with Wella Professionals on social media via Facebook @Wellaprofessionals and Instagram @wellahairuk. 

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