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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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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.

    EP265: The Pressures and Responsibilities of Todays Salon Owners, with Colin McAndrew

    EP265: The Pressures and Responsibilities of Todays Salon Owners, with Colin McAndrew

    What does life look like for todays salon owners that are leading an employed team? This is what I want to find out from todays guest, Colin McAndrew.



    As the Managing Director of Medusa, Colin is responsible for the fastest growing salon group in Scotland. Six salons and a 4,000 sq ft academy, the brand has continued to strengthen over recent years as Colin’s plans have come to fruition. All this sounds great! Right?



    It's fair to say that Colin McAndrew is the definition of leadership. Honest and hardworking, Colin credits his success to the team around him. But the pressure and responsibility that comes with all these successes for not just Colin, but all salons owners, has gone untold for too long. Until now!



    For todays salon owners, running a business is extremely high right now due to the world we’re living in.



    A changing salon culture, cost of living etc, it's having an impact on the mental health for many of todays salon owners. Those same people that feel they have to be superhuman, but who still have the same fears and health issues as the team they lead has.



    Today I want to talk to Colin's about his own experiences of being a salon owner leading an employed team across six salon. He's to reveal so openly how all of this leaves him at times feeling anxious and vulnerable.



    This is one heck of an inspiring chat. Hearing Colin's own struggles at the 'top' can only benefit all of us that tune in to this entire episode. Colin's transparent vulnerability does not equal weakness. It's quite the opposite! Join us, listen in, and enjoy!



     







     



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    • 1 hr 15 min
    EP264: Pioneering the Way as a Responsible & Sustainable Extensions B-Corp Company, with Vicky Demetriou

    EP264: Pioneering the Way as a Responsible & Sustainable Extensions B-Corp Company, with Vicky Demetriou

    Always going beyond Great Lengths.



    These words communicate Great Lengths commitment to work constantly to improving the environmental and social impact, while maintaining the care and dedication invested in the research of high-quality products for their customers.



    In the second of our collaborative podcast series with Great Lengths UKI, I'm so excited to learn why and how Great Lengths have become the first company in the extension industry worldwide to achieve a B Corp certification (more to come on this), by having a philosophy that's respecting the needs and values of the world.



    Helping us understand all of this and more, I'm to be joined today guest, Great Lengths UKI Elite and one of the UK's leading hair extensions expert, Vicky Demetriou.



    Vicky was described by British Vogue as 'the best in the business when it comes to natural looking, perfectly colour matched hair extensionist', so it's fair to say that Vicky knows her stuff when it comes to using hair extensions.



    For Vicky, having hair that's not only the highest of quality, but is responsibly sourced and produced hair are hugely important to align with her own sustainable values. You'll hear all about this in our conversation, along with how Great Lengths are continually investing in renewing their Italian production centre that reduces energy impact and CO2 emissions.



    As mentioned, Great Lengths are a B Corp. But what does it mean to be a B-Corp? In short, becoming a B Corp is a journey of responsibility towards the planet. We are diving deep into this conversation in todays brilliant podcast episode! Check it out!



     







     

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    • 54 min
    EP263: Teaching Everyday Hairdressers to Colour with Confidence… Meet Emma Fowler

    EP263: Teaching Everyday Hairdressers to Colour with Confidence… Meet Emma Fowler

    Meet Emma Fowler: An award-winning colourist who over the last 2 years has gone from a relatively unknown to becoming one of the UK's top independent colour educators. All achieved whilst raising two young children! So how has she done it?



    Emma has grown a loyal and committed community of hairdressers who are looking to gain confidence in the new era of modern colouring techniques like Balayage. Her story to becoming such a highly regarded educator is inspiring. We'll hear all about this in todays episode.



    It's no fluke for where Emma is in her career today. She has certainly earned her stripes as a leading hair colour educator. She has been educating for most of her hairdressing career. Starting as an in-salon trainer, then working for two of the leading brands before moving onto her own independent education.



    Based in in her studio in Essex, UK for in person education, Emma is also founder of  'The Community' - the ultimate membership for Hairdressers and runs online colour courses, too. We get some valuable lessons today from Emma's forthcoming 'The Colour Confidence Programme', a 12 module online course designed to help the everyday hairdresser feel confident in their colour work behind the chair.



    For all you everyday hairdressers, you’ll want to listen from one of your very own – an everyday hairdresser just like you!



    Her story and teachings are powerful on what you can successfully achieve, whether working behind the chair or becoming an independent educator.



     







     



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    • 1 hr
    EP262: How we Screen for Allergy Screams Quality, with Sophia Hilton and a Very Special Guest.

    EP262: How we Screen for Allergy Screams Quality, with Sophia Hilton and a Very Special Guest.

    In todays show we’ll be talking about something there’s no great controversy about - screening for allergy.



    It’s not controversial as we all need to do it, and the good businesses do. It’s also not controversial to say it’s one of the least popular parts of a salon’s operation. It’s not controversial either to say not enough people understand the issue well enough to make informed choices. So I've invited two amazing guest onto the show to talk about it.



    This is the first time we’ve have two world renowned guests from completely different industries in one show. Legendary colourist Sophia Hilton is joined by Dr David Basketter, expert in hair colour toxicology, to talk allergy screening.



    Far from being complicated, Sophia’s transformed the way Not Another Salon screens for allergy into an easily recognisable badge of quality for her thriving business. While supercharging colour convenience and unlocking creative freedom. This always brings up a scientific debate, but we knew that already, so David’s with us to get the facts straight on the science supporting Sophia’s approach. Visionary as always, Sophia’s cracked it in her business.



    I don’t know any colourists with more followers than Sophia or scientists with more literature citations on hair colour than David! Thats why this conversation is the most informative and engaging listen you can get on why we need to screen for allergy using the highest standards possible. Let's dive in!



     







     



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    Until next time Howtocutter's, Peace, Love and Smiles all the way… Goodbye.



     



     

    • 43 min
    EP261: Align with a Brand to Help your Business and Profile Grow – Christian Wiles

    EP261: Align with a Brand to Help your Business and Profile Grow – Christian Wiles

    Here's something for you: Work with another brand that aligns to your business, profile and core values. But why does this matter? What does it mean?



    Put simply, having a strong loyal relationship with a brand will help your business and profile grow through support, education and aligned core values. So what examples do we have of a business and a profile successfully aligning with a brand?



    Thats what we are going to share with you today,



    In the last of our four part collaborative podcast series with MATRIX UKI, I have joining me on the show MATRIX & BIOLAGE Artist Ambassador and owner of Wiles Studios in Northampton, UK, Christian Wiles. Christian's salon business and profile has long aligned itself with the MATRIX brand. Through this beautiful and successful partnership, Christian has gone on to become a dedicated member of the Matrix Artistic team for more than a decade and an influential role within the Matrix haircare brand. A perfect harmonious relationship for his business, profile and the MATRIX brand!



    So in this episode I have many questions I want to ask him. I want to learn on the opportunities working with MATRIX has given to  him and his business? Creatively, I want to learn how he shoots collections. Entering industry awards? What hair work of his transfers best to social media? What are his go-to trusted hair products? And having studied Fashion Forecasting & Trend Predictions at Central Saint Martin’s, what's his thoughts on the latest trends in hair colour and care?



    Listen in on this conversation to understand why need to align with a brand to help grow your business and profile. I also urge you to learn more on Christians reference to colour and the MATRIX formulations that will be best suited for quick free inspiration HERE. Check it out!



     







     



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    • 41 min
    EP260: Embrace Working with Textured & Curly Hair with Lisa Farrall

    EP260: Embrace Working with Textured & Curly Hair with Lisa Farrall

    Do you embrace working with textured & curly hair?



    For the third of our collaborative podcast series with MATRIX UKI, we are getting a masterclass on why we need to embrace working with textured & curly hair. We're talking everything from texture equality right through to the different types of curls and how to recognise them. Theres so much to take from this episode!



    Giving us this masterclass today is the Award Winning Hair Session Stylist and MATRIX UKI ambassador, Lisa Farrall. The unpologetically authentic Lisa knows her stuff when it comes to working with textured and curly hair. She won the first ever Creative Head Texture Expert award in 2021 and is recognised globally as an activist spreading the message of TEXTURE EQUALITY! Go Lisa..!



    Today we are to get Lisa's no-nonsense-always-be-nice but honest approach to why we need to be fearless when working with textured & curly hair. She will also be sharing why she loves working with MATRIX 'A Curl Can Dream' range of products on textured & curly and some technique thrown in for good measures, too.



    Lisa has been making heads turn in the hair industry fort over 25 years and in she's about to do that in this episode when it comes to why you should embrace working with textured and curly hair. Enjoy!







     



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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

EDH - Coventry ,

Feeling inspired loving how relatable the chats are

The Denman series - What a great insight to an iconic brand and the people who make & have made it what it is today. Covered so many important topics environment, mental health and to have fun. Some top tips to take away too 👏

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.

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