International men’s grooming icon Matty Conrad has travelled the world inspiring countless stylists to be better barbers and better humans. Over the years he has collected a lot of great stories, a lot of friends, and a lot of friends with great stories. He’ll be interviewing these friends (who happen to be other top industry professionals) tackling today’s most interesting and divisive topics, sharing valuable advice on how to achieve success in a highly competitive field, and inspirational stories from the hair and beauty industry today.
CREATING BUZZ with Martin & Oliver Nobbs
English brothers Martin & Ollie Nobbs might be most well known for founding one of the UK’s most successful barbershop chains HEADCASE. But, their next creative move just might change the whole industry completely. Listen in this week ad we talk about the ever changing role of technology and social media systems in barbering.
BE THE CHANGE -with John Mosley
John Mosley is the hardest working man in the industry. He is a regular go-to for A-Listers, music moguls, and in some cases entire ball clubs... but you’ll never hear him talk about that. You’ve seen his work before even if you’ve never seen his face or heard his name... which is why he calls himself “POPULAR NOBODY”. But don’t be fooled by the moniker my friend John is a great big somebody and he got that way by making every client that sat on his chair feel like somebody too. Listen in on our conversation this week where we examine what it takes to build a brand, the real issue of racial inequality in the Industry, the damage that enhancements has done to our perception of ability vs reality.
THE LIGHTER SIDE OF LIFE- with Sam Wall
This week we are taking a break from quarantine, from pandemics, from news that is inundated with anger, outrage, and fear. This week we are delving into the past and sharing a conversation that I recorded 8 months ago with one of the most likeable people in the industry. Sam Wall is a brilliant men’s stylist, a product line owner, a gifted educator, and above all else is always the life of the party. His approach to life is light and fun and something I think we could all use a bit more of right now... ENJOY.
THE UNHEALTHY PURSUIT OF PERFECTION
Joth Davies is a barbershop legend. The principle educator for Wahl clipper company, Owner of Copacetic men's grooming products, and the founder of the world renowned Savills Barbers has achieved more in his 32 year career than most dare to even dream of... His attention to detail is second to none. However, like most brilliant and successful people he is his own harshest critic and this week we talk about the very real physical toll that comes at the expense of chasing perfection.
COMRADES, CONFIDANTS, AND CONSTITUENTS - With Tyrik Jackson
TYRIK JACKSON is the teachers teacher and the southern baptist preacher of barbering. With a personal moto of "meet your own needs by serving the needs of others" this incredibly dynamic and deeply likeable individual has devoted much of his time to doing just that. Owner off multiple successful barbershops and proprietor of the PREMIER BARBER INSTITUTE where he regularly shares his wisdom and experience with his students and where he started the now industry IG famous "Tyrik Talk Tuesdays". This may be one of my favourite conversations I have had in a while with someone who genuinely inspires me ...so you really don"t want to miss it.
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN - With Robert Cromeans
He’s arguably one of the most iconic hairstylists on the planet but his quick witt, sharp tongue, and great big heart have made him a bonafide legend. This week I get to inteview someone who has become a dear friend, a leader in the hair industry and the man that Vidal Sassoon called “one of the greatest showman he’s ever seen” . No matter who you are in this industry Robert Cromeans will entertain and inspire you.
Matty, though I don’t know him in person, is evidently an awesome human being. Delving deeper than the superficial and shedding light on the more important subjects of barbering and hair in general. Takes time to return a message of motivation, on questions asked by a nobody... wonderfull to listen to his podcasts. “Light up the darkness!”- Bob Marley.