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How To Cut It in the Hairdressing Industry

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The No 1 podcast show for the hair industry – giving the insights, inspirations and information to take your hairdressing and barbering careers to the next level.

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The No 1 podcast show for the hair industry – giving the insights, inspirations and information to take your hairdressing and barbering careers to the next level.

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I love listening everyday to this podcast! I have learned so much and my perspective on every question I have ever had has been covered. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating this podcast! Much love❤️❤️❤️ from Texas!

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Great job Sophia on interviewing the one and only Dom lahane. It was refreshing to hear about the man behind the voice that I listen to and look forward to every week!! 👏

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Best podcast!!!

By chango333 - Oct 31 2019
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I love listening everyday to this podcast! I have learned so much and my perspective on every question I have ever had has been covered. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating this podcast! Much love❤️❤️❤️ from Texas!

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By Funky Frannie - Oct 07 2019
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Great job Sophia on interviewing the one and only Dom lahane. It was refreshing to hear about the man behind the voice that I listen to and look forward to every week!! 👏
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How To Cut It in the Hairdressing Industry

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The No 1 podcast show for the hair industry – giving the insights, inspirations and information to take your hairdressing and barbering careers to the next level.

Rank #1: EP066: Sophia Hilton – An Interview with a Hairdressing Superstar

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Today I have a very special guest: Sophia Hilton owner of Not Another Salon, Not Another Academy, and Not Another Social!

An originator, influencer, creator, entrepreneur, giver, and a huge global following of superfans has turned Sophia into a hairdressing superstar. And in today’s episode I’m super-buzzed and honoured to be bringing this very special lady back on to the show to hear whats been going down in her world since we last spoke back in Episode 006. Believe me, you really won’t to miss this one!

At just 30 years of age, Sophia has achieved so much in her career already and shows no signs of letting up. In only two and half years she has opened the Not Another Salon, delivers over 65 courses a year with the Not Another Academy, and most recently launched Not Another Social. And to top all this off, she’s recently became a mum to her bay son, Hendrix. Not much, eh!?

Today we’re going to be talking all about the growth of her Not Another brands, becoming a new mum and some juicy exclusives into her new, never been done before, affordable social media consultancy for the hair industry.

This episode is packed full, and at times, touched with genuine emotion from Sophia. I feel extremely privileged to have her share with us all so many areas of her business and personal life. This is an interview that will give you very rare and better understanding of who the real Sophia Hilton is… something that Instagram can never do! So sit back, relax, and enjoy – this is Not Another Podcast!

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Special thanks to Sophia Hilton for joining me today. Until next time!

Aug 27 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #2: EP102: How Young Hairdressers Can Find Industry Success – with Gianluca Caruso

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This weeks guest has some great advice for all young hairdressers who are looking to find industry success. We’re joined today by current British Newcomer of the Year 2018 and educator at the Toni & Guy Academy, Gianluca Caruso. He will be offering all of you new into your hairdressing journey, bucket loads of tips on what can be achieved within it.

Having 24 year old Gianluca on the show today, makes for the ideal role model when it comes to sharing advise to young hairdressers on what it takes to find industry success. Moving from his native Italy to London in 2015 to train with the highly talented team at the Toni & Guy London Academy, his time in London combined with his drive and passion for hairdressing has seen him win several gongs at the Italian Hairdressing Awards, and, in 2018 win Newcomer of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards.

Now wannabe future hair stars! Before you dive into this wonderful interview with Gianluca, lets get realistic!

The early beginnings in hairdressing can be testing. Expect to regularly be working long hours outside the nine to five norm, maintaining the smooth day to day running of a busy salon, consistently delivering superb client care, and all whilst committing to an intense 2 to 3 year training plan before you’ve even qualified. That’s why keeping engaged on all that the creative side of the industry has to offer, such as entering competitions and having the ambition to one day win a major industry award is so important to helping you maintain enthusiasm for a happy and longterm career in hairdressing.

If this excites you then this episode is for you, so take a listen and be inspired on how young hairdressers can find industry success. It’ll be time well spent – enjoy!

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Special thanks to Gianluca Caruso for joining me today.

Until next Monday, Peace, Love and Smiles all the way… Goodbye
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May 13 2019

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Rank #3: EP125: Joseph DiMaggio – Live Your Life and Intentions to Mastering Your Craft

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Becoming a master of anything in life takes time and dedication. That means if you want to master your craft, you need to put in the hours. You need to put in hours and hours and hours of practice. But most of all, you need to live and do everything with intentions. And that’s what today’s guest ,Joseph DiMaggio, one of America’s most in-demand published editorial and session hairstylist has done in achieving his goal of becoming a Master Session Stylist.

To understand further on what is required to becoming a master, Joseph shares his journey from being a drummer in a North American rock band and how he entered into the hair industry, eventually leading him into the high-octane world of session styling. Joseph shares the question “are you willing to relocate, are you willing to dedicate two to three years of your life to make this work?” This is something you’re going to honestly need to answer yourself if you want to accomplish the master status on which ever route you want to take in your life.

For any of you looking to explore a journey into session styling and what you’ve got to do, then there’s so much Joseph explains for you today. As the founder of Shokunin Clik Education, we’ll also get to hear how has mastered the complete art of the blow drying technique and system, which teachings he is now sharing around the world and helping others to enter into the world editorial and session.

All recorded live at The Social, there is so much in this episode to getting you pumped up to mastering your craft. The real takeaway from this wonderful conversation today with Joseph is: the master takes the long road, not the short cut! It’s gold!

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Special thanks to Joseph DiMaggio for joining me today.

Until next Monday, Peace, Love and Smiles all the way… Goodbye

Nov 04 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #4: EP006: Sophia Hilton – Not Another Salon

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Maybe like todays award winning guest Sophia Hilton, being a salon owner is not a massive ambition of yours.
Originally Sophia never had the desire to own a salon –but if she did, it couldn’t be just like “another salon”. The rest is history! After 10 years working for leading hairdressers, Sophia –after talking to her husband– decided to venture out on her own, and in 2015 opened Not Another Salon in East London’s fashionable Brick Lane.

With it’s anti-factory ideology, Not Another Salon has quickly become one of the hottest names in global hairdressing, and additionally has seen it’s Instagram account become the UK’s most followed salon with a staggering 132K followers and counting … Wowser!!

Sophia is proof that by bringing a fresh, modern and outside-the-box thinking approach to the industry, can bring your brand huge successes. Tune in to todays episode to hear how she’s built Not Another Salon’s audience on Instagram, along with her unique vision to branding both herself and her non-judgement policy salon.

Thanks for listening! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below this post. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. And please leave an honest review for the HTCI Podcast on iTunes as ratings and reviews are extremely helpful.

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Apr 17 2017

42mins

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Rank #5: EP113: Become a Hair Extensions Expert with Michelle Griffin

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If like me you’re not offering hair extensions as part of your hairdressing business, then we are all potentially missing out on some seriously good revenue opportunities. At worst we may even be loosing some of our most loyal customers to rival businesses who do offer hair extensions as part of their hairdressing services.

For some the image of doing hair extensions can seem daunting. Long service hours, choosing the right method of application, extensions damaging the hair, extensions falling out. Fear no more, because I’m joined by one of the most influential hair extensionists in the world, Michelle Griffin of Griffins Salons. Today she’ll be debunking all the myths, latest techniques and benefits to what you really need to know when it comes to offering quality hair extensions as part of your hairdressing services.

Michelle has trained and worked with hairpieces and wigs from the age of 16 years. After 30 years of working with added hair and running a salon, Michelle has now developed her own line of luxury hair extensions called LoxBox. LoxBox provides all methods of hair extensions, coupled with training courses, which are taught throughout the UK and Internationally.

Renowned for her passion and enthusiasm towards hair extensions, you’ll be confident to know that you’re going to be getting an audio masterclass on hair extensions from this multi-award winning hairdresser. You’ll learn everything you need to know on hair extensions from selecting the right method of application, how to book the correct appointment time, and a complete step by step guide to getting you set up in using hair extensions.

This episode is great if you’ve been sitting on the fence to whether or not you should be offering hair extensions as part of your business. I’m confident that after listening in to this brilliant conversation with Michelle you’ll be chomping at the bit to get going and maybe one day, becoming a hair extensions expert yourself. Now all you need to get going with your journey in hair extensions is hit that play button. Enjoy!

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Special thanks to Michelle Griffin for joining me today.

Until next Monday, Peace, Love and Smiles all the way… Goodbye
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Jul 29 2019

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Rank #6: EP019: Kevin Luchmun – Hustle your way to success in barbering

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Barbering is massive right now. But how do you make it massive in it? As our shows very first barbering guru, I’ve invited the brilliant Kevin Luchmun here today to give you inspiration on how you can hustle your way to success in barbering and mens hairdressing.

An award-winning self taught barber and photographer, Kevin knows exactly on what it takes to get to the top of the barbering industry. In today’s episode you’ll hear his stories to becoming a former International Art Director for Toni & Guy, a leading industry photographer, and how he won the British Men’s Hairdresser of the Year on a budget of just £100.

Now as an independent hair educator, Kevin travels the globe educating thousands of students in the craft of barbering and men’s hairdressing. Combined with winning many major accolades and awards in the industry,  it’s easy to see why Kevin is now one of the most respected barbers in the world.

With a true passion for all that he does, I just loved hearing him share his personal stories and honest thoughts on the barbering industry. For anyone looking to take their barbering career to the next level, then this episode is required listening–don’t miss it!

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Jul 16 2017

52mins

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Rank #7: EP048: Emil McMahon – How to Up Your Online & Social Media Game

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I’m thrilled to bring on to the podcast Emil The Caretaker aka Emil McMahon to talk about upping you social media and online game in hairdressing. In this episode, Emil’s offering up guidance about the ever changing landscape of social platforms and how you can maximise your effectiveness without having to spend a small fortune.

Being a leading business consultant, educator and caretaker of social media management, Emil offers a wealth of experience when it comes to educating hairdressers, independent product brands and established ranges with online advice and how to get the best out of social media. In this episode,  he’ll share his experience and knowledge in which social channels could work best for your hairdressing business, and teachings on how to adapt to the changing algorithms of social channels such as Instagram and Facebook. He’ll also brief you on why and how blogging should become an essential part of your online game and strategy.

As Emil asks, do you fully understand and maximise the effectiveness of social media? With that in mind, listening in to today’s show, Emil’s expert advice will help take your online and social media game to the next level. I Learned so much sitting down chatting to Emil and I know you will too!

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Special thanks to Emil McMahon for joining me today. Until next time!

Apr 23 2018

53mins

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Rank #8: EP061: David Barnett – The Secret to Taking a Salon Business to 7 Figures

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Is it possible to take your salon to become a 7 figures business with a team of multiple stylists earning over 6 figures? You bet it is!

Today we’re talking to leading Salon Coach, David Barnett – former co-owner with his wife Nicole of Brush Salon in California, where in 5 years they grew their business to be taking 7 figures! And in this awesome episode he’s going to be sharing how you too can achieve a highly profitable business either as a stylist or salon.

David and Nicole sold Brush in 2016 to focus 100% on coaching stylists and salon owners. Their online program, “The High-Performance Stylist” and “The 7 Figure Salon”, is now allowing salons and stylists all over the world to transform their salons into systematic, highly profitable businesses and their teams into career focused professionals.

David is here today to talk us through his story from how he went from 10 years working at Toni & Guy, Dublin, to working as a stylist earning 6 figures at the John Barrett Salon, New York, to how this then inspired him to open in 2009 their Brush Salon. Now coaching salons that range in size from the single chair salon suite to the 50 chair, urban life-style salon, he’ll also be revealing how he can give you the techniques and guidance to take your salon to a highly profitable business.

If you one day dream of having a salon taking 7 figures, then listening to this podcast could be the start of making that dream a reality. Now let that journey begin!

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Special thanks to David Barnett for joining me today. Until next time!

Jul 23 2018

56mins

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Rank #9: EP047: Anthony Mascolo: A conversation with one of the world’s best known and influential hairdressers

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Who do you regard to be some of the world’s best known and influential hairdressers? I’m glad you asked! Because today I’m in conversation with someone I regard to be one of these hairdressers, the incredible Anthony Mascolo.

Revered for his hairdressing excellence, innovating and continually adapting to change, Anthony Mascolo is an icon to generations of hairdressers – including myself! Ever since the moment I decided to embark on a career in hairdressing Anthony has long been one of my ultimate hair heroes. So to have the opportunity to interview Anthony has to be one of my biggest highlights in hairdressing to date.

The youngest of the five brothers that were behind the creation and global success of Toni & Guy, Anthony Mascolo went on to become the founder of the TIGI International Creative Team in 2003, where he still continues to lead this professional haircare company as their International Artistic Director.

This episode is an extremely rare insight in to one of hairdressings greatest ever names. Anthony’s story is spellbinding, as the man himself talks candidly about the early days of the Toni & Guy brand, the TIGI era, and his latest creation with his wife Pat Mascolo – the beautifully aesthetic Infringe Magazine that celebrates hair culture from around the world.

Be sure to feast you earbuds today with the career story and journey from one of the world’s best known and influential hairdressers of our generation. It’s a monster of a listen!

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Apr 16 2018

54mins

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Rank #10: EP072: Emma Bavin – How the Hair Industry is Looking to Attract More Young people

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Right now the hair industry has a crisis on it’s hands. We’re not attracting enough young people into it! A problem that effects all of us involved within it, what are we all doing to help address this crisis? That’s why I’ve got Emma Bavin with me today, who’s gone about challenging excatly this crisis by creating the amazing Choose Hair initiative.

A specialist in recruitment services for the hair industry, Emma launched the Choose Hair initiative in 2017 as a not-for-profit campaign to inspire and encourage young people into a career within the hair industry. Curious to learn more on this initiative we’re going to hear today how Emma is urging us all to get involved by going into our local schools to shout out about hairdressing.

With less young people coming into hairdressing will stop the growth for salon businesses, which in turn will have a dramatic knock on effect the could diminish the hair industry. So like never before it’s never been more critical that we all take note and go about promoting this fun, creative and flexible career as an attractive option to the next generation of hairdressers.

With the industries media, manufactures and salons now putting their weight behind the Choose Hair initiative, we should all be incredibly thankful and supportive on what Emma is doing. And most recently with the Choose Hair campaign spreading the message by attending some of the industry’s most prestigious events, it’s the perfect time to now join the movement and shout loud and proud on the fabulous benefits of a career in hairdressing.

Hit that play button and lets do this!!

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Special thanks to Emma Bavin for joining me today.

Until next time, Peace, Love and Smiles all the way… Goodbye!

Oct 08 2018

52mins

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Rank #11: EP108: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone – with Jean-Baptise Mazella of M&P (formerly Mazella and Palmer)

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To make the best of our potential we need to get out of our comfort zone. As hairdressers with talent and knowledge it’s very easy to sit on what we know, and more dangerously, to stop learning! This can lead us to complacency and eventually becoming bored in all what we do. Don’t you agree we all owe it to both ourselves and our clients to keep our continual development growing by learning new skills and ideas?

Jean Baptise Mazella (JB), our guest this week, is one of the worlds leading hairdressing educators, and knows why it’s so important to keep on developing as a hairdresser. Many will know JB better as one half of the Mazella and Palmer education company, but recently took a rebranding build to become M&P – something that you’ll hear about later in todays interview. Having taught and worked alongside the leading hairdressers throughout the world, M&P’s technical and creative direction helps stylists globally to keep excited and engaged.

JB believes in giving fully to whatever you do, and as a result the success of this will come to all those that do. We will hear how by enhancing your creative potential through education will not only develop you by taking you outside of your comfort zone, but will also help increase your salon revenue, too.

At the end of the day, everyone needs to step out of their comfort zone, and our continual development is of course massively important to our future success. As hairdressers, we need to comitt ourselves to this path. We need to find our want, and go for it, and as JB says, “when you want to start something you have to give yourself one hundred percent.” That commitment is what makes you a great hairdresser, what stands you above your competitor, and what excites your clients. JB is so inspiring, and I hope you get as much from this episode as I did.

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Special thanks to Jean Baptise Mazella for joining me today.

Until next Monday, Peace, Love and Smiles all the way… Goodbye

Jun 24 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #12: EP003: Andrew Barton – An interview with a celebrity hairstylist

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Greetings to an award-winning and celebrity hairstylist, Andrew Barton who is Dom Lehane’s latest guest on the new podcast series. For more than 30 years, Andrew has been making his mark in the hairdressing industry, with milestones such as being named British Hairdresser Of The Year, becoming the resident hairdresser to the TV hit show 10 Years Younger, having his own product range, and now being Creative Director of the Urban Retreat Salon at Harrods, London. In the podcast, Andrew shares with you what it is like being himself, and how he shows no sign of slowing up – and he reveals news of his worldwide exhibition; Beehives, Bobs and Blowdries. This interview with Andrew is packed full of his inspirational career to date, and we can’t wait to share those with you, too. Enjoy!

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Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below this post. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. And please leave an honest review for the HTCI Podcast on iTunes as ratings and reviews are extremely helpful.
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Mar 27 2017

35mins

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Rank #13: EP084: An Interview with The Queen of British Hairdressing, Beverly C MBE (Formerly Beverly Cobella)

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We’re going to kick-off 2019 with a very special guest: Beverley C MBE (formerly Beverley Cobella). She’s one of the UK’s most prolific female hairdressers, where she was both the first female hairdresser to win British Hairdresser of the Year and receive the honour of a MBE at Buckingham Palace by the Queen.

She’s been a big inspiration to so many hairdressers over the last 28 years, and who continues to this day to inspire and excite hairdressers on a global level. I asked Beverly on the show today, not just to hear about her incredibly successful career in the hair industry, but to understand more about her as a person, and how she’s looking to the future of mentoring and educating a new generation of hairdressers. Plus we’re going to learn about Beverly recently re-joining her company Cobella and is working closely with her daughter (and former guest of the show) Jordanna Cobella to expand the company to new heights.

Beverly has collated numerous awards for her inspirational work on a global level for – Shows – Seminars – Photographic work – TV work, and her exceptional skills in Education.  As a highly reputable and most respected figure in the industry, her flair for the most eloquent and professional education is widely recognized.  Beverly’s moto of “ Knowledge is a gift – a gift that should be shared” shines through her effortless flair for teaching, inspiring, and raising standards.

Besides inspirational and humorous tales of Beverley’s wonderful career in hairdressing, this episode is a rare insight into a hairdressing icon, where we go deep into how she’s navigated through big changes in her life, and one that will give you a real understanding on what it takes to get to the top of the ladder in the hairdressing industry – something that many of you may aspire to!

I’m so honoured that Beverly could join us for the first episode of 2019! Let us know what you thought of the show or what most inspired you from this interview —ping us on Instagram @HowToCutIt and @BeverlyC_Hair.

Press the play button and lets get cracking on with 2019!

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Special thanks to Beverly C for joining me today.

Until next time, Peace, Love and Smiles all the way… Goodbye
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Jan 07 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #14: EP120: What it Means to be a Young Hairdresser in 2019 with Lizzie Williams

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The hair industry has changed so quickly in ways never witnessed before! So what does this mean to be a young hairdresser who’s part of this new hairdressing landscape in 2019? At 21 years of age, todays guest Lizzie Williams represents the new heartbeat of young hairdressers. With social media and digital platforms in the palm of their hands no matter where they go, it’s well documented how this has played a major part in the way they operate. Let’s find out how!

Following on from last weeks episode with Sean Dawson, we’ll be keeping on theme by discussing young hairdressers. Regularly coming out in many episodes is that we need to keep young hairdressers engaged. So when all asked “How?”, they nearly all reply with education and competitions. Well this is exactly what Lizzie suggests too when advising her fellow peers. Little wonder when you look at how Lizzie’s career is excelling so quickly.

A senior stylist at KH Hair Salons in Hinkley, Lizzie defines all what it is means to be an engaged young hairdresser and the rewards that this can bring. Part of the Wella Generation Now team 18/19, Lizzie was shortlisted as a ‘Rising Star’ 2019 finalist at Creative Head’s Most Wanted/It awards. But be aware that this podcast comes with a public warning that contains words that may offend some; hard work, continual development and commitment!

If you want to get into the mindset of what it means to be a young hairdresser in 2019, then you won’t be disappointed with today’s episode. There’s bucket loads of this from a well balanced young hairdresser who’s going places. And if you’re a young hairdresser yourself, then take on board what Lizzie shares – she a voice of wise words way above her tender years. Now time to get to it by hitting that play button!

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Special thanks to Lizzie Williams for joining me today.

Until next Monday, Peace, Love and Smiles all the way… Goodbye

Sep 16 2019

1hr

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Rank #15: EP051: Michelle Thompson – A Lesson in Afro, Curl & Textured Hairdressing

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Todays guest is an expert in all things Afro, Curl and Texture. Her name is Michelle Thompson, a multi award winning hairdresser, who’s widely regarded as one the most talented textured hairstylist in Europe! Michelle’s here to talk about her story and give us fantastic insights into the diverse hair type of Afro, Curl and Textured hairdressing.

Today we’re talking all about Afro, Curl and Textured hair, but also how you could learn to become equipped in providing this niche service to a clientele that you’re currently unable to cater for. I really get inspired by this diverse side of the hairdressing industry and I’m sure after listening to Michelle, you will too!

With Michelle’s expertise and styling prowess as a respected textured and Afro hair specialist, sees her regularly called upon to judge the annual Afro Look Award at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy. And with her frequently collaborating with Avlon as their Brand ambassador and Creative director, I know that you’re in the very best company when it comes to a lesson in Afro, Curl & Textured hair.

As a hairdresser that started from humble beginnings and based at Francesco Group Birmingham Academy, Michelle likes to give back – something she’s going to give you bags of today. So sit back and enjoy this masterclass with, Michelle Thompson!

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May 14 2018

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Rank #16: EP015: Rachael Gibson – Get mastered as a session stylist

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Wouldn’t it be awesome being a session stylist traveling the world working on fashion shows?  Or to see your work on the front page of British Vogue Magazine? Or be on location creating the hair for editorial shoots? I know many of you share these kind of dreams. This is why I’ve brought the wonderful Rachael Gibson on the show today to talk on how the Mastered online programme can help you achieve this.

As a producer at Mastered, Rachael works on the Hair programs with leading session names including Guido and Sam McKnight. Working with these names, as well as a host of fashion industry experts, producing world-class courses for the next generation of superstar session stylists. In today’s episode she will offer her advice on why signing up to a Mastered programme could help launch your career in session styling.

So being a session stylist may not be as far off as you think. Tune in for the tips, tools and resources to help you land an assignment in the session world!

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Jun 19 2017

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Rank #17: EP021: Johnny The BaBa – A Barber Barber legend

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Today’s episode stars an Irish barbering legend! Joining me is Johnny (The BaBa) Shanahan – founder of Barber Barber UK. Barber Barber is the fastest growing retail brand in the United Kingdom, and today Johnny will be sharing his barbering journey to this and beyond.

From the age of 13, Jonny knew the Barbershop was the place for him. Motivated by the support of his Grandfather, the love of the barbershop quickly took over his life, learning the tricks of the trade in an original, no thrills, no nonsense environment, a place where men are built.

I’ve always been a big fan of both Johnny’s work and super cool swagger. Always saying it like it is, Johnny makes for a terrific guest, who’s inspirational story to creating the Barber Barber UK brand and views on the current barbering boom will keep you engaged throughout.

If you’re curious to hear what it takes to create a barbering brand thats opening every 13 weeks on average, and a turnover projected for £10 million+ by 2018, you’re going to love this episode.

Listen in … it’s a cracker!

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Aug 07 2017

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Rank #18: EP058: Naomi Scroggins – Why you need to find your niche to become an influencer

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Creating a unique niche, story and voice could set you apart to become an influencer within the hairdressing space.

Curious to know more, then I can’t recommend highly enough listening in to todays episode. Because joining me to shed light on this fascinating subject, is one of the most respected and leading PR’s and Consultant’s from the hair and beauty industry – Naomi Scroggins of Headonic PR.

Working with top session and industry talent, Naomi knows a thing or two when it comes to raising the profile of hairdressers within the industry and consumer press. As the former Communications and Events Director for L’Oréal Professional Products Division for almost 16 years, she’s worked on some of L’Oréal Professionnel’s key brands, along with overseeing the L’Oréal Colour Trophy and L’Oréal Professionnel Portfolio of Artistic Hairdressers.

Naomi is the perfect go-to (and wonderful) person when helping you find your niche, story and voice within the hairdressing space. The lessons she’s about to share with you are priceless – just listen in to hear why!

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Jul 02 2018

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Rank #19: EP124: Ky Wilson – We Adapt, As You Evolve

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I’m flying high for what’s coming your way today! Recorded live at The Social London for both todays podcast and ‘The Hair Show‘ on YouTube, we have Ky Wilson back with us again. One of of the industries most outstanding thinkers and in demand hair stylists, interviewing Ky on his home turf was a real treat for me. I last spoke to Ky on the show back in Episode 10 of 2017, and I was keen to learn how The Social had evolved since then, and hear more on his thoughts to the hair industry in 2019. And boy, you won’t be dissapointed!

If you don’t know of The Social, then you need to. The Social is at the forefront of changing how the hair industry thinks. Based in an industrial area of East London, it’s created a global lifestyle destination in a true collaborative fashion, where it encourages the flexible work ethos for the “freelancercommunity. You’ll hear how the current studio began early in 2019 with an empty space & a dream to make it an inspiring place to share with other artists and photographers. It really is a special place.

Ky is totalling up many awards to his name, not to mention his award-winning salons, The Social. With so much industry vision and creativity, we’re charmed to have him share his out of the box thinking with us all in our conversation today. Much of what Ky shares include his personal views on an industry he’s become bored of seeing, freelancers freedom to working, and creating a new business model experience.

There’s so much packed into this episode, so be sure to listen (or view on The Hair Show for the first time ever) to the whole entirety of this interview and get inside the mind of the forward thinking brilliance, that is Ky Wilson!

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Until next Monday, Peace, Love and Smiles all the way… Goodbye

Oct 28 2019

50mins

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Rank #20: EP043: Clayde Baumann – The Age of the Hair Colourist

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Right now is the age of the hair colourist and in todays episode you’re going to hear just why. Because joining me today is former British Colour Technician of The Year, Clayde Baumann, and he is going to be sharing with you his expertise and advice on how you too can smash it as hair colourist – no matter where you are based!

South African born Clayde is recognised throughout the industry for his technical prowess and marked creative ability, who travels the globe representing the D&J Ambrose Art Team, alongside his prestigious role as a Global Guest Artist for Wella. As a colour authority I’ve brought Clayde on to help us understand what it really does take to create colour work that your clients are going to adore, so that you can rise above your competition as a colour expert.

No matter what level of hair colouring you are currently at, Clayde’s love, enthusiasm and knowledge of all that hair colouring is will get you fired up to maximise this highly profitable side of the hairdressing industry. So sit back, relax, and let’s talk the world of hair colouring with the incredibly talented Clayde Baumann.

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Mar 19 2018

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EP134: Joe Mills – Creating Successful High Street Hair Brands

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Today’s guest Joe Mills has been grabbing my attention for sometime now. Why? Because not only is he a hugely respected men’s session stylist who’s work I love, but he’s gone about creating successful high street hair brands. With brands that includes The Lounge Soho, Jo and Co Barbershop, and his recently launched new brand, MILLS, in select Primark stores nationwide, Joe shares today his story on how he’s gone about building these high street brands – including the process of setting up the Mills concessions business within Primark stores.

Joe is a humble, honest and nice guy. His first-hand experience on what is takes to build and run a high street hair brand from scratch – warts and all – is rich in valuable knowledge for us all. It’s for these reasons why I’m psyched in having a conversation with Joe. Being in hair since he was 15, Joe moved to London in 1991, where he landed at the Fish in Soho. It was in 1998 that Joe took the leap into opening his first business, The Lounge Soho. The learning process to building and running a high street hair brand had begun. Something he’ll be explaining to us all today.

Don’t think building successful high street hair brands comes easy. As a parent juggling childcare alongside running his brands and working on the shop floor, Joe is a perfect example on what can be achieved through dedication, passion and talent. So ask yourself: have you got all that about you? If yes, then creating a successful high street hair brand could be in your locker too.

There are so many amazing nuggets of wisdom and insights that Joe shares in helping you achieving that dream of maybe running a successful high street hair brand, so listen in to the full episode and enjoy.

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Until next Monday, Peace, Love and Smiles all the way… Goodbye

Jan 20 2020

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EP133: Why You Need to be Collaborating in 2020 – with Sabrina Hill and Denise Walsh

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New Year, New Decade. Does this mean new goals for you?

Answered yes, then one of your goals for 2020 could possibly see you collaborating with likeminded hair stylists and salons to help you grow your skills, and likewise, you help to grow theirs too. This is what todays guests Sabrina Hill and Denise Walsh have gone about doing, and on the back of this in 2018 created together the Business of Hair –  a hairdressing education company. If the idea of collaborating appeals to you, then you’re in for a treat as we’re about to explore with Sabrina and Denise on why you need to be collaborating in 2020.

Two successful salon owners, educators and social media industry influencers from Ireland, Sabrina owner of Kopper Hair Salon, Cork and Denise owner of Rustiq Salons, Kilkenny are separated by a 2 hour car journey. But this did not stop them from connecting and after a meeting up, coming together to initially creating a mutual collaboration of education between their salons. Bingo! With Denise’s salon business acumen and Sabrina’s award winning colour expertise, their salon businesses benefited from cross sharing education in the particular strengths. The perfect collaboration!

Collaborating is big news right now, and I love how the idea could help the future of the hair industry . A process of two or more people working together to complete a task or achieve a goal, you’ll hear how it could benefit you or your salon business, whilst also developing a support network for self-employed hairdressers.

From in-salon education and problem solving, there is so many top tips coming your way from Denise and Sabrina on why collaborating could be the right way forward for hair stylists and salon businesses. Like I said, I love the idea of collaborating and I’m sure this could be one of your goals for 2020 and onwards, so make sure to listen in.

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Jan 06 2020

1hr 1min

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EP132: I Can, I Am, and I Will – with Louis Byrne

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I recently had the pleasure to connect at the British Hairdressing Awards 2019 with the celebrityaward winning and session hair stylist Louis Byrne. It was here where I first learned of his inspirational empowerment project, I Can, I Am, and I Will. I loved it so much, that I just had to bring him on to todays show.

Completing our 3 week instalment series dedicated to mental health and wellbeing awareness within the hairdressing industry, we are to learn today on how Louis’s life changing experiences led him through a process of understanding, acceptance, sobriety and self-care. It was during this big shift in his life that Louis says, “The positive mantras replayed over in my head with each beginning with I Can…, I Am… and I Will.”

Having 20 years of experience working at the top of his industry, Louis seemed to have it all. 4 years assisting Sam McKnight travelling the international fashion week circuit, styling editorials for the likes of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and L’Officiel, working on campaigns from Net-a-Porter to Nike, been the tour stylist for Ellie Goulding, the man behind the ‘quaff’ for Emma Willis, and the go-to hair stylist for an impressive number of actresses, models and musicians. However, the journey to reaching these heights wasn’t always plain sailing!

Riding on a rollercoaster of working hard, playing hard and fast living to avoid facing his demons, culminated in a debilitating accident in 2018 when Louis broke his leg in 3 places. Forced to pause and take stock of his situation, Louis began a process of looking inwards. As Louis explains, “I had to face up to issues including the trauma and loss that had been plagued me since childhood, destructive behavioural traits and addiction that had affected me and those close to me deeply.”

Everyone of us has our own story to tell, including our own versions of the positive mantras beginning I Can, I Am and I Will. For Louis he focused his love for the art and expression of hair styling and considered the power of the connection between stylist and client. He realised the empowering and transformative effect this combination can have which goes beyond appearance alone, and this laid the foundation for the project that connects creativity to wellness, with a driving force of positivity.

An ongoing project, todays podcast finishes with how you can become involved by sharing your own version of ‘I Can, I Am and I Will’ using the hashtag #icaniamandiwill. So lets all do this together as we head off into a new decade and era of self-discovery. Happy and Healthy New Year to you all!

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Dec 30 2019

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EP131: Mind, Body and Wellness in Hairdressing – with Eva Espinosa

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It’s that time of year for all of us hairdressers. Sore feet, aching calves, energy sapped, headspace full, and, yes, ready for a well earned festive break. So what could be a better time than now to recover your mind, body and wellness ready for a big new year ahead. To help us all with this recovery, we’re joined for the second of our 3 week instalment series dedicated to mental health and wellbeing awareness within the hairdressing industry by holistic hairdresser and coach, Eva Espinosa.

Originally from Spain, Eva settled her life in London and is now based at ‘Our little Secret’ – an independent hair salon with a unique holistic approach to hairdressing. Eva uses her practice in the field of yoga, her qualifications and studies in communication and the psychology of trauma with contemporary techniques for self-development enable her to offer a unique vision to educate, inspire and transform others in their personal journeys of obtaining great balance with their mind, body and wellness.

In this episode, I talk through with Eva on tips to creating an enjoyable client wellbeing salon experience through the rituals of holistic hairdressing. Most importantly, these services will allow us all to slow down and be present with ourselves and our clients. This matters greatly both to your own wellness and understanding clients with varying emotions. And be sure to stick around to the end of the podcast. Eva gives us some great advice to teaching practices in mind, body and wellness for ourselves to adapt into our busy lives, followed by a fun exercise to try along with me.

A truly enlightening podcast episode, Eva’s insights into ‘holistic hairdressing’ will open your eyes to a completely new take within hairdressing. So lets put our feet up, tune-in and recharge our batteries this festive holidays. You deserve it! Happy Christmas!

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Dec 23 2019

1hr 12mins

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EP130: Challenging Mental Health Within the Hairdressing Industry – with KT Williams

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Welcome to the first of a 3 week instalment series dedicated to mental health and wellbeing awareness within the hairdressing industry. A subject that is very close to me, I’m delighted to have kicking-off the series hairdresser and founder of #cutoutthestigma campaign, KT Williams. After years of battling with her own mental health, KT discovered the day she wanted to help others suffering mental health within the hair industry, when an apprentice suffered a panic attack at the salon she worked in on the apprentices first day of working. She was just 15, and super keen to be a hairdresser!

A smiley and hardworking apprentice, KT could see a lot of that apprentice in herself. Then she saw her panic! For KT it was history painfully repeating itself, so a realisation happened that she could help. As KT says, “Whatever I did on that day worked and to this day the then 15 year old apprentice had become more confident and strong knowing that she wasn’t alone.” It also dawned on KT that her niece wants to be a hairdresser when she grows up and this could one day be her. “If I could alter the industry, for them both, make it a safe place to talk, be themselves and most of all,  inspire them to encourage others that its okay to open up, it could start a revolution within the next generation of hairdressers.” Inspired and empowered from all of this, KT established in March 2018  #cutoutthestigma campaign in 2018.

#Cutoutthestigma is a campaign challenging mental health awareness within the hairdressing industry. A simple format any salon can adapt, the campaign within salons nationally is looking to change the face of the industry by having a structured well being service integrated into it. We get to learn today how the campaign is built around providing a safe salon place for both clients and staff suffering with mental health. KT’s ambition is to link mental health awareness with the hairdressing industry through the qualification, something she explains in today’s episode. But KT makes clear by saying, “Cut Out The Stigma is not a diagnosis facility, or an added extra to our job. It is utilising the information we are given to suggest and direct to the correct organisations to help support our team and clients.”

According to the Mind Charity, approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problems each year.  Theres no getting away from the fact that mental health is an epidemic. The hope of listening in to the inspirational Katie today is that it will empower us all to get behind the #cutoutthestigma campaign, so that we can teach the next generation about resilience, self care and finding their voice. You’ll take so much from the podcast, so go ahead and hit that play button.

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Dec 16 2019

1hr 3mins

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EP129: LIVE and UNCUT from the British Hairdressing Awards 2019

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What more can I say other than this episode is special, very special!

With a huge thank you to Hairdressers Journal Jayne Lewis Orr and LWPR  for making it possible to brining you todays podcast episode recorded live from the British Hairdressing Awards  2019 on November 25th 2019 at Grosvenor House London. This hair industry first of recording a podcast live from the awards itself has to be a major highlight in my career to date. I was given unprecedented access to The Great Room and interview a selection of this years ‘British Hairdresser of the Year‘ 2019 nominees, as they went about their preparations and rehearsals for the evenings live element show to be seen later during the awards ceremony.

Joining me to share their thoughts on their nomination, the awards itself, how they prepare for the evenings live show, and what it would mean to be crowned British Hairdresser of the Year are: Angelo Seminara, Adam Reed, Eugene Souleiman, Sally Brooks, Robert Eaton, Darren Ambrose and Cos Sakkas. Industry royalty wouldn’t you agree? And if this wasn’t enough for you, I also go off and grab a few of the crowd members and category finalists as they head in to the ceremony, including a not-to-be-missed conversation with the parents of Robert Eaton, Russell and Karen Eaton.

If you want a true taste of the excitement and drama that the British hairdressing Awards can conjure up, then this episode is for you. I  please ask that you share this podcast with the younger members of your salon team or college students, as they really need to know what the British Hairdressing Awards is all about, and hopefully will get them truly engaged in the hair industry – and who knows – maybe inspire them to one day become finalists like some of the incredible names we get to hear from in todays podcast. Now join me as we enter into the Grosvenor House London for the British Hairdressing Awards 2019 sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional. Enjoy this moment of hair history!

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Until next time, Peace, Love and Smiles all the way… Goodbye

Dec 02 2019

1hr 19mins

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EP128: Jody Taylor – One of the Worlds Most Sought After Editorial Mens Hairdressers

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Today we’re in the wonderful company of Jody Taylor – one of the worlds most highly rated and sought after editorial mens hairdressers.

With his signature style firmly set in British youth-culture trends, Jody’s sublime taste level of mens fashion cool has seen him attract some of the best in the industry becoming his biggest fans. Having him on the podcast today, we all have a prized seats to listening in to his rise and creative approach to becoming the leading editorial and session mens hairdresser he now is. Most importantly, you’ll get so inspired from the likeable Jody on what goals can be achieved in the fashion industry of mens hairdressing – if you really want it enough. So before you tune in, you’ll need to ask yourself: ‘How much do you want it’?

With Jody’s unique approach to his work, strong extensive knowledge of technical hairdressing, and love of traditional barbering, the former Mens British Hairdresser of the Year 2010/11 has built up a reputation for his forward-thinking men’s hairstyles. On the books of leading hair and make up agency, Premier Hair and Make Up, Jody works on many editorial shoots for the likes of Shortlist magazine, 7th Man, Drama, Boys by Girls, Ones to Watch, and The Independent magazine. And with his calm, cool approach, Jody has been part of London Fashion Week for over 10 seasons – both assisting and heading up teams backstage for the finest designers including Hackett, YMC, Hardy Aimes and Christopher Raeburn.

Like most of us in the industry, Jody’s career started out working as an apprentice. His story today will give us all his insights on how working at Toni & Guy London under the three year guidance of Anthony Mascolo is backbone proof on what can be achieved in the industry. But before you go to it Jody says “You need to know who you are by putting out the work you want to do”. With great advice like this and much more in this episode, it will help you get on your way to both standing out and getting noticed in the industry. It’s brilliantly inspirational!

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Until next Monday, Peace, Love and Smiles all the way… Goodbye

Nov 25 2019

1hr 5mins

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EP127: Brooks & Brooks Hairdressing: Staying Ahead of the Competition with Jamie Brooks

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Developing and nurturing the talent of young up and coming hairdressers is at the heartbeat of the Brooks & Brooks Hairdressing philosophy. It’s been this approach that has been a key factor in why they consistently remain one the most successful names in British hairdressing. Today we are to be joined by one half of it’s owners, Jamie Brooks, who’s going to share his brilliant business acumen on how to stay ahead of the competition – something Brooks and Brooks Hairdressing have done for the last 18 years.

Three times winner of London Hairdresser of the Year, Jamie Brooks commands considerable respect on the British hairdressing circuit thanks to a host of awards, judging roles, high-profile editorial and celebrity clients. In this episode, we get to talk to Jamie about the early beginnings of Brooks and Brooks and how along with his business partner and current British Hairdresser of the Year, Sally Brooks, work closely with their team of young stylists, encouraging them to step outside their comfort zones and push their creativity. You can tell how much pride Jamie and Sally have in this and is a great lesson to us all in growing a strong salon business.

We also go in to detail on Jamie’s views on managing team expectations and why keeping the right balance on creative budgets – such as photoshoots and shows – has been essential for the longterm success of Brooks and Brooks Hairdressing. And be sure to check out the full episode as Jamie covers the biggest challenge for the high street. You won’t want to miss it!

So what are we waiting for, lets get to this brilliant interview with Jamie Brooks.

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Nov 18 2019

1hr 6mins

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EP126: Salon International 2019 Backstage Special

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Ever since 1984 as a fourteen year old boy I’ve been attending Salon International yearly. With it’s buzzing atmosphere, educators on stages, seminars and exhibitors selling so many new and exciting products, it played a major part for me choosing a lifelong career in hairdressing. I’ll be for ever grateful to it! So for today’s podcast we took our pop-up studio backstage to the press room of Salon International 2019 and invited a selection of guests to join me to learn more on what the event meant to them for being there, too!

Dropping into the press room throughout Day 1 of the event, we had a brilliant array of industry guests to share some great conversations with us. First up we had the current Fellowship for British Hairdressing president, Ken Picton, closely followed by David and Alexis Thurston of Pulp Riot, owner of Tuckwell & Co, Simon Tuckwell, Chris Williams International Colour Director at Rush Hair, and Ceilia Matthews and Zoe Tanner of Concept Magazine.

Not only will todays podcast give you a true heads up on our guests experiences at Salon International, but you’ll also get lashings of their personal background stories and industry thoughts. I hope that their conversations will get you ramped up for hairdressing and attending future Salon Internationals –– just like me back in 1984. So what are we waiting for, let’s jump straight into it!

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Nov 11 2019

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EP125: Joseph DiMaggio – Live Your Life and Intentions to Mastering Your Craft

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Becoming a master of anything in life takes time and dedication. That means if you want to master your craft, you need to put in the hours. You need to put in hours and hours and hours of practice. But most of all, you need to live and do everything with intentions. And that’s what today’s guest ,Joseph DiMaggio, one of America’s most in-demand published editorial and session hairstylist has done in achieving his goal of becoming a Master Session Stylist.

To understand further on what is required to becoming a master, Joseph shares his journey from being a drummer in a North American rock band and how he entered into the hair industry, eventually leading him into the high-octane world of session styling. Joseph shares the question “are you willing to relocate, are you willing to dedicate two to three years of your life to make this work?” This is something you’re going to honestly need to answer yourself if you want to accomplish the master status on which ever route you want to take in your life.

For any of you looking to explore a journey into session styling and what you’ve got to do, then there’s so much Joseph explains for you today. As the founder of Shokunin Clik Education, we’ll also get to hear how has mastered the complete art of the blow drying technique and system, which teachings he is now sharing around the world and helping others to enter into the world editorial and session.

All recorded live at The Social, there is so much in this episode to getting you pumped up to mastering your craft. The real takeaway from this wonderful conversation today with Joseph is: the master takes the long road, not the short cut! It’s gold!

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Nov 04 2019

1hr 5mins

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EP124: Ky Wilson – We Adapt, As You Evolve

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I’m flying high for what’s coming your way today! Recorded live at The Social London for both todays podcast and ‘The Hair Show‘ on YouTube, we have Ky Wilson back with us again. One of of the industries most outstanding thinkers and in demand hair stylists, interviewing Ky on his home turf was a real treat for me. I last spoke to Ky on the show back in Episode 10 of 2017, and I was keen to learn how The Social had evolved since then, and hear more on his thoughts to the hair industry in 2019. And boy, you won’t be dissapointed!

If you don’t know of The Social, then you need to. The Social is at the forefront of changing how the hair industry thinks. Based in an industrial area of East London, it’s created a global lifestyle destination in a true collaborative fashion, where it encourages the flexible work ethos for the “freelancercommunity. You’ll hear how the current studio began early in 2019 with an empty space & a dream to make it an inspiring place to share with other artists and photographers. It really is a special place.

Ky is totalling up many awards to his name, not to mention his award-winning salons, The Social. With so much industry vision and creativity, we’re charmed to have him share his out of the box thinking with us all in our conversation today. Much of what Ky shares include his personal views on an industry he’s become bored of seeing, freelancers freedom to working, and creating a new business model experience.

There’s so much packed into this episode, so be sure to listen (or view on The Hair Show for the first time ever) to the whole entirety of this interview and get inside the mind of the forward thinking brilliance, that is Ky Wilson!

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Oct 28 2019

50mins

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Branded Episode: NEU Hair 4 Men with Stuart Munday

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A branded episode sponsored by NEU Hair For Men. For more information visit: www.neuhair4men.co.uk

Hair loss of any level can be deeply distressing. As hairdressers and barbers what options do we have at our disposal when it comes to offering a viable solution to clients suffering hair loss, and is not Non-Surgical Hair Replacement service or medications? Well today you’re about to learn how NEU Hair 4 Men replacement systems is that viable solution, as we talk to it’s founder Stuart Munday on the positive effects hair replacement systems can have on clients suffering hair loss.

NEU Hair 4 Men was founded by Salon Owner Stuart Mundy who discovered the desperate need for salons and stylists to help guys across the UK who are silently dealing with the effects of hair loss. Stuart quickly established that within 2 hours, skilled hairdressers and barbers really can completely transform the lives of many men of all ages and bring back their self-confidence.

Stuart has seen so many clients come to salons, desperate to find a solution to their hair loss. He explains ‘They have spent so much time researching on the internet and invested huge amounts of money hoping that vitamins, hair loss products such as shampoo’s, conditioners and medications will work. It can be soul destroying to watch when this solution have little or no benefit.’

You’ll also get to hear today how NEU Hair 4 Men gives hairdressers and barbers the opportunity to offer a quintessential in-salon Non-Surgical Hair Replacement Service that is completely undetectable, simple to maintain and affordable for the client.

NEU Hair 4 Men design bespoke systems that are tailored to each client to ensure the perfect fit, the systems are also available in various colours allowing design stylists to give any desired hair-style and look.

Stuart adds ‘It is an amazing feeling to know that already we have improved the lives of so many men with our life-changing, ultra-realistic, undetectable hair systems. This is one of the worlds fastest growing markets and we are now encouraging other salons across the UK the opportunity to diversify and introduce, new, profitable and exciting concepts into their salon menu.’

Now listen in to hear how NEU Hair 4 Men can be part of your armoury when it comes to offering a viable solution to your clients suffering hair loss.

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Oct 09 2019

57mins

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EP123: Entering into the World of Hair Competitions – with John Keegan

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Today you’re in for a treat – we’re about to learn all about entering into the world of hair competitions and what it takes to be a winner. Joining me for this conversation is one of Ireland’s most awarded men’s hairdresser and barber, John Keegan. Today you’ll learn about the preparations and motivation John has for competition work which has seen him win over 60 industry awards (and counting).

Owner and co founder of the multi-award winning Irish barbershop brand The Academy Barber and salon brand the Academy Belle Hairdressing, John is an ace when it comes to entering hairdressing competitions. Not just an international competitor for Ireland, John’s outstanding pedigree for competition work has led him to judging for the Irish Hairdressing Federation of Ireland at the OMC Paris 2018 World Championship.

If you’re looking to, or are considering entering into competing, then John’s insane expertise, knowledge and success for hair competition work will help motivate you and your team to finding success. Theres so much takeaway points from this episode, not only in finding your way to competing in industry competitions, but also how to learn from defeat. As John says “It’s not about the win, it’s about the journey!!

I’m confident after listening in to this episode today, you’ll be wanting to come away from the comfort of standing behind your styling chair, and embark on a journey of entering into the exhilarating world of competing in hair competitions. It’s a whole load of fun! Just wait and hear!!

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Oct 07 2019

1hr 8mins

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EP122: A Dinner Date with Sophia Hilton

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For this episode today we’ve something very special for you all. We’re coming live from the East London home of hairdressing superstar and owner of the ‘Not Another’ brand, Sophia Hilton. I was so excited for Sophia to invite me into her family home for dinner and have her interview me. Over Sophia’s delicious homemade spagbol and glass of red wine you’re about to ears drop into a lovely social evening between myself and Sophia. It’s not to be missed!

Friend of the show and a previous guest in Episode 06 and 66, I bumped into Sophia at the judging day of the British Hairdressing Business Awards. Here she suggested turning the microphone round on to myself and have herself interviewing me about my hairdressing career, podcasting and an exclusive announcement I have on HairClubLive – something I’m incredibly honoured to share with you all for the first time today.

In the company of one of the most respected industry figures in the world and a Verified name on Instagram, I sat down to dinner with Sophia in her home to answer her brilliant questions. Asking me on why I set out on my journey in podcasting and the dreams I have for the show, this conversation with Sophia is to reveal so much about me, my hairdressing career and why I love bringing you all the ‘How To Cut It’ podcast show. But like all great hosts, Sophia was also out for an industry scoop, and you know what, she got one!!

Curious to know what this is, then you’ll need to keep tuned in. Sophia’s exquisite interviewing techniques got so much out of me that evening. This episode is not only a great insight into the podcast and myself, but for all you Sophia super-fans to hear her in a rare moment where she’s away from work and at home socialising.

It was a wonderful evening spent with Sophia. I’d like to take this moment to say thank you for Sophia inviting me into her home and taking the time to interview myself! I hope you enjoy listening to this podcast, as much as I did being in her company. Now come and join our dinner date!

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Until next Monday, Peace, Love and Smiles all the way… Goodbye

Oct 02 2019

1hr

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EP121: How an Online Platform is Connecting Salons with Assistants and Educators – with Clive Allwright

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The hairdressing industry is currently facing it’s biggest challenge: a global shortage of apprentices. A major challenge for every salon, big and small, Piloroo.com is an online platform that has created an innovative solution to help finding a way to solving this challenge by placing assistants into salons. To tell us more about how this exciting concept works is it’s co-founder and good friend of mine, Clive Allwright.

Being at the forefront of hairdressing for over 30 years, Clive has played an instrumental part in my early hairdressing career. In the late 80’s I had the pleasure to not only work alongside Clive, but be trained by him, too. Fast track forward to 2019 and our paths have reconnected us again. Learning of the piloroom.com, I was excited to hear that Clive was part of this platform where salons can now book assistants online.

In late 2016 Clive Allwright and Kelly Grant co-founded piloroo.com. Proving itself as the ultimate online booking platform that enables salons to book assistants and educators on demand. Just like booking an Uber / hotel / airline ticket online, Piloroo.com was born out of understanding and identifying many of the challenges of operating hairdressing salons in Australia. Salons across Ausrtralia are now booking assistant’s online using piloroo.com.

Assisting salons with an extra pair of hands that helps salons increase their productivity and profitability, I love how piloroo.com is connecting salons with assistants at times when needed. With Piloroo.com looking to expand into other national and international markets in the near future, I believe we are witnessing the start of a game changing approach to finding assistants and educators for salons globally. Now hear why!

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Sep 23 2019

1hr 4mins

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EP120: What it Means to be a Young Hairdresser in 2019 with Lizzie Williams

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The hair industry has changed so quickly in ways never witnessed before! So what does this mean to be a young hairdresser who’s part of this new hairdressing landscape in 2019? At 21 years of age, todays guest Lizzie Williams represents the new heartbeat of young hairdressers. With social media and digital platforms in the palm of their hands no matter where they go, it’s well documented how this has played a major part in the way they operate. Let’s find out how!

Following on from last weeks episode with Sean Dawson, we’ll be keeping on theme by discussing young hairdressers. Regularly coming out in many episodes is that we need to keep young hairdressers engaged. So when all asked “How?”, they nearly all reply with education and competitions. Well this is exactly what Lizzie suggests too when advising her fellow peers. Little wonder when you look at how Lizzie’s career is excelling so quickly.

A senior stylist at KH Hair Salons in Hinkley, Lizzie defines all what it is means to be an engaged young hairdresser and the rewards that this can bring. Part of the Wella Generation Now team 18/19, Lizzie was shortlisted as a ‘Rising Star’ 2019 finalist at Creative Head’s Most Wanted/It awards. But be aware that this podcast comes with a public warning that contains words that may offend some; hard work, continual development and commitment!

If you want to get into the mindset of what it means to be a young hairdresser in 2019, then you won’t be disappointed with today’s episode. There’s bucket loads of this from a well balanced young hairdresser who’s going places. And if you’re a young hairdresser yourself, then take on board what Lizzie shares – she a voice of wise words way above her tender years. Now time to get to it by hitting that play button!

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Sep 16 2019

1hr

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EP119: Why We Need to Give Young Hairdressers a Break! – with Sean Dawson

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You’ve heard it all before. Young hairdressers, they’re not passionate! They can’t be bothered! They don’t work the hours we used too! Maybe you agree with these statements, but it so happens that todays guest certainly doesn’t. Joining me to discuss this contentious topic is one of our most respected British hairdressers, Sean Dawson. Today we’ll be learning from Sean on why he believes we need to give young hairdressers a break!

I have long admired Sean Dawson. Continually producing stunning hair work over the last 3 decades, I also love how he never shy’s away from being open and honest in discussing and debating controversial topics. Most certainly young people and how they want to do things different to the generation before it never fails to deliver some heated conversations.

Having worked within the hairdressing industry for over 33 years, Sean is a multi-award winning session stylist and educator. With a true passion for educating, he has nurtured and developed many young people to go on to become great hairdressers themselves. This has led him to see that young people are willing to work hard and are committed to what they do – if we get them engaged and inspired. Moaning how they can’t be bothered is simply not good enough or acceptable! As Sean says: “It’s our responsibility and duty to develop young people!”.

Having the same old approach to how we used to work for young hairdressers is outdated thinking. Instead you need to individually tap into what motivates them and then tailor a dynamic plan to fuel their ambitions. Sean has some great ideas to this, along with a new approach to apprenticeships. All of this and more in today’s podcast, so be sure to listen in.

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Sep 09 2019

1hr 18mins

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EP118: Alcohol, Drugs and Suicide Attempt! Niall Colgan’s Incredible Comeback Story

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Be prepared for a podcast blockbuster! I’m joined by Niall Colgan and what you’re about to hear is one of the most powerful, emotional and hard hitting stories that we have ever brought you to date! An incredible comeback story, you’ll hear how Niall seemed to have it all. Enjoying great success, before the cracks began to show, I guarantee that you’ll all be hanging on every last word Niall shares with us today!

In 2009 Niall opened Niall Colgan Hairdressing, and in his very own words said: “I was flying by the seat of my pants, and with no clue on how to be a leader!”. With this pressure he ended up having a total breakdown in October 2013 and a suicide attempt, when it appeared that he had lost both his business and young family.

Hitting rock bottom was the turning point for Niall to rebuild his life. With Six years of sobriety later and with his partner of ten years, Melie, by his side and his two young sons, they have gone from strength to strength.

Niall is a truly inspirational being. Listen in to hear his words on recovery from the depths of being rock bottom, and how he’s rebuilt both his life and thriving salon business out of a hard working ethic and huge passion for hair. Now at 50 years of age, Niall has only just begun!

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Sep 02 2019

1hr 46mins

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EP117: Being at the Forefront of Men’s Hairdressing – with Charlie Gray of Menspire

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If being at the forefront of the industry is important to you, then tune in to todays episode.

I’m really excited to bring Charlie Gray, International Creative Director of the world renowned Menspire Art Team, onto the show. Right now Charlie and the Menspire Art Team are one of the hottest properties in the men’s hair industry internationally. Today we’re going to learn how together they’ve grown into an industry powerhouse – and how their Menspire Education could help you smash your goals in men’s hair work.

With a wealth of experience showcasing in the biggest shows worldwide such as Salon International, Cosmoprof and Hair Expo, Charlie has become an infamous and well respected educator amongst students and educators in many countries. Featuring on the biggest and some of the most highly respected online platforms such as hairbrained official and hairtribe TV it is no surprise why Charlie has hit over millions of views on social media.

Ever since I first introduced Charlie and the Menspire boys onto HairClubLive’s #OpenChairNight stage in 2015, I’ve been in utter awe of everything they do in mens hair. With their cool urban edge style, faultless technical foundations and mash-up vibes, I knew right then I was witnessing the birth of new industry superstars! And how they’ve proved me right!

I feel proud to have gotten to know the boys really well since that moment, and after listening in to today’s episode, you too, will know a whole lot more about Charlie, Menspire and all the incredible education work they offer! It’s a listen perfect for any moment in your day, so enjoy!

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Aug 26 2019

53mins

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EP116: Andrew Collinge – The Story of an Iconic British Hair Idol

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If learning about British hairdressings heritage and being inspired by all of it’s icons matters to you, then I know you’re going to love this episode. Joining me today is Andrew Collinge, one of the most celebrated and iconic names to come out of British hairdressing in the last 35 years.

Chairman and Creative Director of the fourth generation Collinge Hairdressing, this successful North West of England established salon group employees over 120 people. With Andrew formerly crowned twice British Hairdresser of the Year, and along with his wife Liz Collinge was the original make-over team on the new daytime show This Morning, it’s awe-inspiring on all that he has achieved in the industry. If you’re wondering, “How has Andrew achieved all this and more in his illustrious career?”, stick around – Andrew is about to share with you his amazing story behind it.

Andrew’s company is steeped in history, dating back to 1910 when Andrew’s grandfather, Wilfred, began his career as a trainee barber and his father, the legendary Peter Collinge, opening the first salon in Liverpool in 1975. In this listen today, we will also get to learn about Andrews early beginnings to his career, and how the heady days of the 80’s and 90’s saw him and other leading hairdressers of the time become major national celebrities, in this vintage period of British hairdressing!

Now focusing much of his time overseeing the growth of his salon groups and developing and training the next generation of hairdressers through the Collinge Graduate salons, Andrew says, “Hairdressing is a great gift which we recognise and share.” – something that he continues to do in large amounts!

Andrew’s story is an amazing insight into one one of British hairdressings most iconic and loved names to come out of our industry in the last 35 years. It’s a back catalogue to the heritage of our craft, and one that we all owe to ourselves to listen in to. You won’t regret it!

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Aug 19 2019

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Best podcast!!!

By chango333 - Oct 31 2019
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I love listening everyday to this podcast! I have learned so much and my perspective on every question I have ever had has been covered. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating this podcast! Much love❤️❤️❤️ from Texas!

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By Funky Frannie - Oct 07 2019
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Great job Sophia on interviewing the one and only Dom lahane. It was refreshing to hear about the man behind the voice that I listen to and look forward to every week!! 👏