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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 • 144 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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    • 1 min
    EP218: GUYS LIKE ME DON’T DO HAIRDRESSING! with Dexter Dapper

    EP218: GUYS LIKE ME DON’T DO HAIRDRESSING! with Dexter Dapper

    Perhaps hairdressing wasn't a natural career choice for you. Well, for a lot of us that can be the case, and I include myself in that list. The same can be the said for todays guest, Dexter Dapper, International Artistic Director for Toni&Guy/Label M. It was after a conversation with group of friends in a local pub that the idea of hairdressing could be a great career match for him. A big lover of music and fashion there was so many reasons why hairdressing could really connect with both him and his fun guy personality. But Dexter still had some self doubts about hairdressing. He really did believe 'guys like him don't do hairdressing'!



    For some outside of the industry, hairdressing can have a negative image. Sadly, this wrongful negative image can put many people off from entering into what we all know is a wonderful, dynamic and diverse industry. And jeez, once you do go and fully immerse yourself into it, you can find so many different assets and directions that you can take in a hairdressing career. Thankfully, this is very much what Dexter discovered once he made the decision to go into hairdressing after that initial conversation with friends. And it took him no time at all to grasp the opportunity of unlocking a successful pathway in it.



    He's joining the podcast today to tell us all about how he's made hairdressing work for himself and his life. He's used hairdressing to help him become the 'best version he can be of himself'. Having this approach is at the heart of everything he does, giving him a career he genuinely could have never believed possible when he first started out in hairdressing. So, if you have ever felt hairdressing was an unfulfilling career with limited pathways, then there's a lot of great stuff in this episode for you.



     



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



     



     

    • 54 min
    EP217: Insight to Being a Leading Session Stylist with Anna Chapman

    EP217: Insight to Being a Leading Session Stylist with Anna Chapman

    Back in December 2020, we spoke with leading session stylist Anna Chapman, Founder and Creative Director of beauty online store Session Kit, about her journey to becoming a leading global session stylist. And we talked about her insights in this world of fashion, something that we held back exclusively for our Patreon's premium 'Xtra Show' podcast. Until now!!



    Today I'm to reveal that conversation with you, where I learned more from Anna on her life of being a leading session stylist. This includes picking up the conversation from where we left it in Episode 180 on how Anna found her first opportunity to working a session stylist.



    Whether you're a newbie looking into what it could be like being a session stylist, or someone on the cusp of making that step into this world, then this is a must listen for you. We get the realities of what it really is like to being a session stylist, right the way through to Anna's top tips to becoming one. It's a great listen from one of the most respected session stylists out there.



     



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



     



     

    • 42 min
    EP216: “We Don’t Do Saturdays” with David and Nicole Barnett of HPS

    EP216: “We Don’t Do Saturdays” with David and Nicole Barnett of HPS

    Attracting staff is the No.1 problem for our hair industry. So what todays guests, David and Nicole Barnett of the High Performance Stylist, are suggesting that not working Saturdays could really help fix a part of this big problem. This is why they are championing "We Don't Do Saturdays". It's for salon owners that want to shout from the rooftops,"OUR TEAM COMES FIRST!" Now let's be be really clear about something. David and Nicole say closing your salon on Saturdays is MUCH, MUCH, MORE than just a schedule change! "We Don't Do Saturdays" is a CAUSE! And with such a proposed game changing cause for the hair industry, my natural curiosity to this massive statement meant I had to delve deeper with them both on it. Will you agree or disagree with what they are proposing?



    In this episode we get to hear why David and Nicole believes if your salon business adopts "We Don't Do Saturdays" it says that if people work for you, that your salon business cares about creating a balance between all of your salon life and personal life. That you can all work the perfect schedule and still have an incredible career. It says that you are a forward thinking company that understands and listens to the wants and needs of your team!



    BUT, there is a strategy that must be followed if your salon business wants this change to be a raving success and attract new team members and new guests due to the CAUSE you may now stand for! Something that they will be sharing in this episode. It's radical and who knows, after listening in you too might just be saying; "We Don't Do Saturdays".



     



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    Thank you to David and Nicole Barnett for joining me on todays podcast.



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



     



     

    • 44 min
    EP215: Presley Poe – One of the Worlds Top Platform Artists

    EP215: Presley Poe – One of the Worlds Top Platform Artists

    Think about a lasting legacy that you would like pass from one generation to the next.  Now imagine the impact that your legacy will have on others. Pretty special, right? Well, today's guest, Presley Poe, is doing exactly that – giving back to make a difference that lasts.



    Presley Poe is an established hairstylist and one of the world’s top colourists and platform artists. As a platform artist, brand educator, BTC One Shot winner, and 18+ year Master Cut + Colourist. She has learned what it takes to build a career and powerful brand from your individual techniques, style, and communication skills with brands. And she is seriously passionate on passing on these skills that has defined her incredible career from humble beginnings by helping others achieving their dreams, too.



    So how has she built such an incredible career that gives her the privilege position to educating hair professional from around the world? How did she get on the radar of leading brands, what drives her to succeed, why giving back really matters to Presley and keeping a sense of work life balance? Presley's giving us the full rundown today, so whether you're a seasoned or aspiring hairdresser or just want to hear an amazing story, you're in the right place!



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    Thank you to Presley Poe for joining me on todays podcast.



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



     



     

    • 43 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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

justinatishoka ,

Incredible, inspirational and educational

The perfect podcast for those in the hair industry

EKH23 ,

Best Hair Industry Podcast Ever

This is my absolute favourite Hair Industry Podcast. The interviews are always so engaging and well done. Dom LeHane always knows how to bring the best out in his guests.

Leachick ,

The best hairdressing podcast and community out there!

I started listening to this podcast in 2017 and have never looked back. The free information, guidance, confidence and advice this podcast gives every week is invaluable.
Dom has created an incredible community of like minded people from this podcast which is now the backbone of the hair industry. Cannot wait to continue hearing these inspirational stories for years to come!

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