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

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...


EP071: Andrew Barton – Creating Inspirational, Motivational and Empowering Training (ABLE)

The quality of training a student receives is crucial for them having a successful and fulfilling career in the hair industry. That's why I've invited Andrew Barton back on to the show today. We're about to dive into the ABLE (Andrew Barton London Education) training programme thats been created by Andrew, and which is all about being inspirational, motivational and empowering for both students and training providers alike. One of the UK's most celebrated hairdressing names, Andrew is...


EP070: Robert Eaton – What it Takes to Become One of the UK’s Most Respected Hair Stylists

If you know anything about British hairdressing, then you'll know that Robert Eaton has become one of it's most respected hair stylists. So how has Robert rapidly risen to gain this status, and by doing so outside the hairdressing capital of London?? That's the story I've got for you today, and I've got Robert on the show to tell us all about it. Robert’s career started in 1996 when he joined his father, Russell Eaton, in the family’s Barnsley salon as an apprentice and he's never looked...


EP069: Edoardo Paludo – The Life of a Experimental Hair Colourist

Today's special guest is internationally recognised experimental colourist Edoardo Paludo.In this episode we're going to be talking about his journey from his time as Creative Technical Director at Trevor Sorbie, and how a move from London to South America led him to collaborate with a leading hair brand in creating a colour range for it. Never one to stand still, Edoardo is continually challenging himself as a hair colourist. This can be seen with his latest Wonderful Confusion collection....


EP068: Alan Austin-Smith – How to be a Fantastic Hairdresser

My guest today is one of the most motivational coaches and speakers you'll ever come across in the hair industry. I'm sitting down for a conversation with Alan Austin-Smith, who is the co-founder of The Fantastic Hairdresser – an educational programme that offers a unique range of courses, business coaching and programmes for the hair industry. Alan's philosophy is – "50% of what makes someone ‘fantastic’ at their job - has nothing to do with their job. It’s the other stuff that makes the...


EP067: Dr Sharon Wong – How to Get Ahead of Hair Loss

Hair loss from any cause is deeply traumatising for many people. Coping with hair loss is made even more challenging by confusing terminology, misleading information and a general lack of empathy towards its psychological impact. That's why I'm really pleased to be joined by Dr Sharon Wong, a leading Consultant Dermatologist who's going to get us ahead with hair loss. She's going to be sharing her expertise on hair loss, what's the best way for hairdressers to deal with clients suffering...


EP066: Sophia Hilton – An Interview with a Hairdressing Superstar

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...


EP065: Tony Le-Britton – Creating Awesome Hair Photography

Creating awesome hair photography isn't easy, but get it right and it could be game changer for your hairdressing career! Before you go off shooting that next photoshoot of yours, there are many factors that you need to consider, like retouching your photos and why you may need to take a fresh themed approach to your hair collections. This is why I've invited multi-award winning photographer Tony Le-Britton onto the show today. We're about to dive into a valuable lesson on hair photography,...


EP064: Tuttii Fruittii London – Why Two Clown Hair Sculptors are Challenging the NORM!!

Tuttii Fruittii London is not your conventional hair salon! Owners Tuttii Fruitti and Toni Tits passion of Clown and Hair artistry have come together to bring the local community of Deptford, South East London a unique space that is more than a salon. In a space that's promoting self empowerment and creative freedom through identity expression, today we're going to learn more on why these two clown hair sculptors are challenging the NORM!. Tuttii and Toni's hairdressing story is filled with...


EP063: Anna Cofone – What it Really Takes to Become a Session Stylist

Anna Cofone is on the show today, and she's about to lay down the realities on what it takes to become a session stylist. If you're considering entering into this high-octane, fast moving and competitive side of the industry, I know that this episode with Anna will be one of the best listens you'll have to working as a session stylist, EVER! Anna is at the top of the game right now when it comes to being a leading session stylist, but this didn't just happen overnight for her. It has been...


EP062: Kaye Sotomi – Why Chop-Chop is Disrupting Hair Salon Services

Kaye Sotomi is a massively successful businessman and the co-founder of Chop-Chop. Being someone who's from outside the hair industry, I'm excited by how Kaye's fresh perspective to the industry has enabled him to create a new concept thats disrupting hair salon services and digital business. Today we're sitting down with Kaye to chat about Chop-Chop's unique concept. We'll learn about how it's infused connectivity and mobility into it's ethos, why their team of seasoned-professionals are...


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

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...


EP060: Joey Power – Showcasing the Young Guns of Hair (Edition 5)

After introducing a young mens hairdresser to the stage of HairClubLive's #OpenChairNight Autumn tour 2017, I knew right then a new industry star was born. In Edition 5 of Showcasing the Young Guns of Hair – a series dedicated to putting the spotlight on the rising stars of the hair and barbering industry – I'm buzzing to introduce you all to that young mens hairdresser: Joey Power, co-owner and creative director of Eighty8 barber shop. Not taking the conventional route in to the industry,...


EP059: Phil Smith – From a Multi-Salon Owner to Owning a Product Haircare Range

I'm joined in this episode by award-winning hairdresser and businessman, Phil Smith – the proud owner of Be Gorgeous product haircare range and Smith Salon England. Today Phil is going to share with you the realities of what it's like to being the owner of 28 Toni & Guy global salons and a hairdresser at the top of their game – warts and all! An open and honest guy, I really enjoyed Phil's candid conversation of his story in hairdressing. As someone who consistently pushing forward Phil has...


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

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...


EP057: Tegan Robertson – Showcasing The Young Guns of Hair (Edition 4)

Becoming a newly qualified hairstylist is a BIG deal! But becoming a new qualified hairstylist at one of the hottest salon names in hairdressing right now, is an even BIGGER deal! To share this moment I've Tegan Robertson aka 'The Totally Tropical Dream Queen' on the show today, who has recently done just that – successfully completing her training apprenticeship under the guidance of leading hairdresser, Sophia Hilton at 'Not Another Salon'. A perfect role model for young people starting...


EP056: John Spanton – Being Creative Colour Director for Trevor Sorbie International

John Spanton is the Creative Colour Director and Technical Education for Trevor Sorbie International. But what does it take to hold a position of this prestige and importance? Well, this exactly what we're about to find out in today's podcast. John role means he’s the leading creative force behind the colour output for the world renowned Trevor Sorbie Artistic Team and their growing number of International Salons. With his down to earth attitude and strong work ethic have rewarded him with...


EP055: Alan Beak – What Makes a Great Barber

Alan Beak is a truly great barber, but what makes a great barber? With the barbering and mens grooming industry at an all-time high, it's never been so popular to be a barber. So if you're an aspiring barber, you need to stand out and rise above the rest of the crowd. Thats why I'm delighted to be joined by someone who is one of the most respected barbers across the globe – Alan Beak, co-owner with his brother Reece of Ruger Barber, and he's about to share with you on what makes a great...


EP054: Hair By Adam – Showcasing The Young Guns of Hair (Edition 3)

At just 15 years of age, Adam Winwood aka Hair by Adam is smashing it on Instagram with his beautiful hair updos! Part of a new generation of hairdressings social media sensations, Adam has been creating both a massive following and generating bags of likes on his @hairbyadam Instagram page. In today's Showcasing The Young Guns of Hair (Edition 3) episode we're going to learn how Adam has become the social media star that he is, and why he's being labelled as the next Patrick Cameron. Adam...


EP053: Errol Douglas – The Man, The Myth, The Legend… Errol’s Story!

Errol Douglas MBE is industry gold, FACT!! One of hairdressings most loved and respected names, Errol's journey from growing up on the tough streets of London's East End, to being presented with an MBE by HM The Queen in 2008 is truly an epic one! Today I'm honoured to be in the company of this inspirational man and to hear in his own words his untold story. Globally recognised as an ultimate artisan within the hairdressing industry, Errol is renowned for his stunning photographic, session...