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The ultimate resource and training guide for the hair industry, this is your one-stop shop for all things related to a successful career in hairdressing and barbering.

Show host, Dom Lehane, interviews special guests from across the hair, fashion, beauty and creative occupations, educating you with their insights, inspirations and information to take your hairdressing and barbering careers to the next level. Whether you're considering a career in the hair industry, a trainee hairdresser, highly skilled hairstylist, ambitious barber or a salon owner there is something definitely here for you in this Podcast.

How To Cut It in the Hairdressing Industry Hairy Media Productions

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    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

The ultimate resource and training guide for the hair industry, this is your one-stop shop for all things related to a successful career in hairdressing and barbering.

Show host, Dom Lehane, interviews special guests from across the hair, fashion, beauty and creative occupations, educating you with their insights, inspirations and information to take your hairdressing and barbering careers to the next level. Whether you're considering a career in the hair industry, a trainee hairdresser, highly skilled hairstylist, ambitious barber or a salon owner there is something definitely here for you in this Podcast.

    TRAILER: How To Cut It in the Hairdressing Industry Podcast

    TRAILER: How To Cut It in the Hairdressing Industry Podcast

    What will you get from listening to the 'How To Cut It in the Hairdressing Industry' podcast? Show host Dom Lehane gives you an overview on why listening in to the UK and Irelands No. 1 hair industry podcast will help take your hairdressing a barbering careers to the next level.



    Like what you hear, then check out our library with some of the biggest names from the world of hairdressing and barbering, and hit that subscribe button. Enjoy!



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    A podcast produced by Hairy Media Productions.



     

    • 1 min
    EP214: Gay and Proud! Coming Out with Justin Mackland

    EP214: Gay and Proud! Coming Out with Justin Mackland

    Coming out as gay can be a very difficult process. Thats why today we will be learning how hair colourist at the award winning Ishoka in Scotland, Justin Mackland , went about this very difficult process of telling his family and friends, whilst also dealing with the confusion of recognising his feelings as a young gay man.



    Inspired by the announcement our How To Cut It presents, 'The Hair Show: Unleashed' live event in Londons Kings Cross on Sunday October 17th 2021 will be supporting the LGBTQ+ Foundation, I wanted to get Justin experiences of coming out as gay man. Justin reveals the challenging moments he went through in his early years, along with dealing with the tragic loss of his father at such a young age. It's a frank, open and emotional conversation, but all beautifully deivered from Justin in a light and entertaining way. I loved it and I know you will, too!



    Justin started his journey in the hair industry 5 years ago at the age of 25 and has never looked back. Bursting on to the social scene of Instagram with a dream of combining his love for hairdressing and social media, he was instantly catapulted into making his dreams become a reality. Hairdressing really shaped who he is as a person today and has allowed him to ignite his true self. Something you will find out in this podcast episode.



    After hearing this episode for yourself, you'll certainly hear that there is a lot more to Justin than just the smiles and sparkles you see regularly on his Social Media feed. There is determined young gay man who has a steely depth, warmth and inner strength away from the camera. Somebody I really admire!



     



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    Thank you to Justin Mackland for joining me on todays podcast.



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



     



     

    • 42 min
    EP213: Becoming the Owner of a Franchised TONI&GUY Salon in Australia, with Dette Cliff

    EP213: Becoming the Owner of a Franchised TONI&GUY Salon in Australia, with Dette Cliff

    Becoming the owner of a franchised TONI&GUY salon was something that I considered in my early hairdressing career. And I was not alone! One of the biggest hair brands in the world, many hairdressers and non-hairdressers have gone on to successfully open up their own franchised TONI&GUY salons. Just like our guest today, Dette Cliff, who is the successful salon owner of TONI&GUY Broadbeach on the Gold Coast of Australia. Today we will be hearing her story and experiences that led her to opening this salon.



    Ever since I began to get to know Dette as one of my Patreon members, I've enjoyed learning more on her story of how she moved from Leeds in the North of England to Australia. Her story tells of how she moved to Australia as an accountant but was drawn to re-training as a hairdresser with TONI&GUY. This eventually led her to working as a stylist with the brand and then, becoming the owner of her own franchised TONI&GUY salon. We dive into her firsthand experiences on all of this.



    And for all you mums out there, Dette reveals how she has balanced being a mum alongside managing her busy career running a TONI&GUY salon.



     



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



     

    • 37 min
    EP212: Starting a New Life Working as Hairdressers in Australia, with Jack Pollard & Jasmine Redstone

    EP212: Starting a New Life Working as Hairdressers in Australia, with Jack Pollard & Jasmine Redstone

    What does it take to start a new life working as hairdressers in Australia? Thats what I'm curious to learn all about in todays episode, as I know that from the many messages I receive from you all, a big number of you are interested in exploring the opportunities of taking your hairdressing skills Down Under.



    Whether you're considering working as a hairdresser in Australia as a permanent thing or just for some timeout travelling, then this podcast is a must listen for you! It's packed full with great insights on everything you will need to know on what it takes to move to Australia working as a hairdresser.To help us understand all of the in's and outs of this, is Jack Pollard and Jasmine Redstone.



    A hairdressing couple originally from Croydon, England they took the massive steps of emigrating out to Australia after 2 years travelling. They will be walking us through their own experiences of moving out to Australia permanently that includes learning more on the complexity and costs of obtaining visas, getting residency, the lifestyle you can expect as a hairdresser, and how as new Australian residents they have been able to open their new hairdressing business, Polly and Stone in Sydney.



    Formerly working at the Rush London, Jack was the winner of the L’Oréal Young Colourist Trophy for London and a year later, Jasmine took the trophy for Newcomer of the Year 2011/12 at the British Hairdressing Awards. Many thought they were crazy to walk away from the UK at such a peak time in their hairdressing careers, but it was something they needed to do, and we get to hear why today.



     







    To continue the conversation with Jack and Jasmine in this weeks premium Xtra Show podcast click HERE



     



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



     

    • 54 min
    EP211: How to Create a Hair Salon Website that Grows your Business, with Kate Woods

    EP211: How to Create a Hair Salon Website that Grows your Business, with Kate Woods

    If your hair salon website has been neglected in recent years, then this podcast episode is for you. Thats because we are talking why having an active, functional and well designed website with great SEO will greatly improve your websites Google search rankings. All resulting in growing you hairdressing business and attracting new team members. I'm sure none of you wouldn't want to turn that down...Right?



    To help us understand creating a successful hair salon website and more, I'm joined by digital marketing expert for the hair and beauty industry, Kate Woods, of Kor Digital and Salondipity.



    Kate sure know her stuff when it comes to what makes a great hair salon website. Having such an expert on creating websites and social ads, I'm really keen for us to learn from Kate on what makes a site functional, understanding how SEO best works, who we should be talking to with our content and how to move our website up the Google rankings.



    There's some big takeaways from todays episode. The sort of stuff that really will put you ahead of your competitors. And there's not one bit talk on how to cut and colour hair. This is a pure digital masterclass which is going to be so valuable to all of you that are looking for your hairdressing business to standing out and getting noticed on a local level.



    So if you're serious about having a great hairdressing business, then you need to be serious about why you should have a great hair salon website to match it. This one with Kate I loved and I know you will too. Press play.



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    Thank you to Kate Woods for joining me on todays podcast.



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



     

    • 45 min
    Podcast Special: Greatest Ever Hair Team with Guest Panel (Part 2)

    Podcast Special: Greatest Ever Hair Team with Guest Panel (Part 2)

    Welcome to Part 2 of our podcast special, Greatest Ever Hair Team. In the episode we will continue to compile this team of hairdressing greats with a sprinkling of rising stars, too. Once more to help me select these names to join this exsclusive team, will be four of our How To Cut It  Patreon members. They are co-founder of Innoluxe and Kerastraight Jez Barnett, Mustafa Hassan of The Studio Hair Salon, Sarah Dawes of Sarah Dawes Education and Lea Shaw of Rural Fringe.



    In this final part of the Greatest Ever Hair Team podcast  we will be hearing the names our panel have selected for their Greatest Ever Long Hair Specialist, Greatest Ever Hair Session Stylist, Rising Star, Greatest Ever Hair Educator and Greatest Ever Hairdresser of All-Time.



    This sure is going to be tough decision for me. At the end of this podcast I will have to finalise the Greatest Ever Hair Team from all the names put forward by our panel in Part 1 and todays episode. And will you agree or disagree with both the panels and my choices? Let us know HERE.



     







     



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    Thank you to Mustafa Hassan, Jez Barnett, Sarah Dawes and Lea Shaw for joining me on todays podcast.



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



     



     

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Ceri ,

How have I only just found you?

Thank you for inspiring me and making me realise I am about of an amazing industry. Going through a dark place last year and working on self development. I am not able to work on my career and I am so excited for what the future holds. I have only listened to two episodes but I can’t wait to make my way through more.

NicoleMahe ,

Insightful and nuanced

I am not a hairdresser but I am obsessed with my hair. This podcast is surprisingly interesting to me because it focuses ideas that have broader relevance to all professions (e,g., what does expertise look like? What are the challenges involved in becoming a master of a craft and in what ways does self-belief and reflection impact on this?). Is there an episode on fringes/bangs? Thanks for a wonderful podcast.

Gkjfdhg ,

Future salon owner

This podcast has given me inspiration and also some very useful tips for when I hopefully in the not too distant future start my own salon. I’m loving the different stories from small salon owners and salon coaches all the way to the big name hairdressers! Loooove your work Dom and also your kind mannerisms. Love from Australia xo

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