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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.

    EP271: Danielle Garner – Working with your Intuition

    EP271: Danielle Garner – Working with your Intuition

    Are you someone that follows that feeling you get in your gut when you instinctively know that something you are doing is right or wrong? If so then you are not alone!



    For todays guest Danielle Garner working with intuition is imparative to her success. It's this intuition that sees her lead with an open heart.



    A genuine rising star in the hair industry, Danielle's approach to hairdressing has caught the attention of industry peers, press and icons while her instinctive connection, creatively, colour and finishing skills have built an envious celebrity clientele.



    Danielle's CV is seriously impressive for someone so young. Multi-awarding winning hairdresser/entrepreneur, International Session Stylist, Salon Owner, Ambassador, Educator and Leader. So what does her journey look like thats seen her achieve so much in such a short space of time? Thats what we find out in our conversation today.



    We get to hear how she needed to mould a career that aligned with the life she desired. A big part of this was opening Wildflower in 2017, a salon located in the heart of Dublin. As we go further in to this episode you'll hear why protecting the energy of your work studio is everything for Danielle.  At Wildflower, the team chooses their clients based on intuition and energy.



    The importance of balance is everything! Flexible working, communal lunch breaks, give back days - Danielle and Wildflower prioritise balance when running a successful salon business.



    Theres so much to take from the podcast today! Danielle is truly impressive!



     







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    • 1 hr 14 min
    EP270: Why be a Young Salon Owner! with Luke Hawkins

    EP270: Why be a Young Salon Owner! with Luke Hawkins

    Are you a young hairdresser who one day dreams of being a salon owner? If you answer yes to this question, then this podcast has your name on it. Our conversation today is with 24 year old salon owner and educator Luke Hawkins and he's giving us an insight into what life looks like as a young salon owner.



    For many hairdressers being a salon owner can be their ultimate career goal. But is it all that it's cracked up to be?



    Theres no denying it is difficult out there right now for salon owners. Staff shortages, cost of living crisis, high rents just to name a few of the growing challenges salon owners face in 2023! All of these on the back of pandemic and lockdowns that left many salons fighting for their sheer survival . So why do so many still want to be a salon owner?



    Thats one of the first questions I want to ask Luke in todays episode. Luke will reveal his experiences, including how his salon had to cope with the pandemic lockdown during it's very early days of opening.



    As we go deeper into the podcast we also get to hear why Luke is happy to describe himself as a non-award winning hairdresser. He has some big opinions on this that you may or may not agree with. And being an educator too, specialising in teaching commercial haircuts, I just had to learn more on why the hair industry needs more educators like Luke. Its a conversation I know you'll enjoy!



    Let's go to it Howtocutters'! Hit Play!



     







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    • 46 min
    EP269: KP: POP Collection – From Shoot to Salon with James Earnshaw & Daisy Hewitt

    EP269: KP: POP Collection – From Shoot to Salon with James Earnshaw & Daisy Hewitt

    KP: POP is an exciting new collection by James Earnshaw in collaboration with the Wella Education team, that celebrates COLOUR! Today we are privileged to get the story and journey to this exciting colour mixtures all created using the ICONIC Koleston Perfect, and then captured in a photo collection.



    Recorded live in the Wella Studio Manchester UK, this collaborative podcast with Wella Professionals UKI, I get to sit down for a conversation with Wella UK Top Artists and Ambassador James Earnshaw and their Commercial Education Manger, Daisy Hewitt. In this insightful conversation, we get to find out how you can take the looks from the KP: POP collection shoot to salon so that you can inspire your clients in 2023.



    We learn why the Koleston Perfect colour heritage is so important as a brand. Most hairdressers will have heard of Koleston Perfect and used it for standard services. Koleston Perfect has to move with the times and be reactive to trends. Thats why Koleston Perfect can be used for everything; inspiring yet commercial!



    James reveals his inspiration to the looks behind the collection and why KP: POP is important to him. He also gives us an overview to the looks, services and techniques behind the KP: POP collection. Daisy shares the reality of taking this collection to salon life - from runway to store!



    KP: POP is all about inspiring a brand new Koleston Perfect audience showcasing saturated bold colour placement. So listen in and hear how to celebrate colour in a young fresh way!



     







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

    • 44 min
    Classic Rerun: Gianni Scumaci – The Hidden Intelligence of a Hairdresser

    Classic Rerun: Gianni Scumaci – The Hidden Intelligence of a Hairdresser

    Happy Christmas Holidays, Howtocutters! I couldn't think of a better way to enjoy this festive holiday season than listening in to a How To Cut It Classic Rerun podcast . And for this Classic Rerun I've selected one of the worlds most respected hair artists, Gianni Scumaci.



    Titled the 'Hidden Intelligence of Hairdresser', you are about to hear that episode I had with Gianni Scumaci that was first recorded and published back in February 2019. It was a huge hit!



    No surprises it was such a huge hit.  It was one of the the most powerful and impactful interviews we have heard on the How To Cut It in the Hairdressing podcasts. We got to hear on why being a hairdresser has such worth and value. It was truly a thought provoking interview from an incredible mind and great communicator.



    Gianni is passionate about raising the value of hairdressing and founded GS Education spending the last few years traveling the world educating hairdressers, awakening them to their worth and hidden intelligence. This is something Gianni is going to share this with you, along with his story on how his carved out a unique and successful career in the world of salon, editorial and education.



    This Classic Rerun episode is a reminder on why what we all do as hairdressers and barbers is so meaningful. It will reconnect you back to why you first came into the hair industry, your worth, and why it puts you on an equal level with other highly respected professionals. I promise you that our conversation recorded back in 2019 with Gianni will have a profound effect on you. Let me know here .



    Hit play Howtocutters and lets go deep!



     







     



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    EP268: Inspiring, Exciting and Supporting the Next Generation of Stylists & Salons with Carolyn Newman

    EP268: Inspiring, Exciting and Supporting the Next Generation of Stylists & Salons with Carolyn Newman

    How do you succeed at becoming the very best hair professional you can possibly be? The best starting point is to make sure you are continually growing and developing in all areas of the industry. For sure!



    Thats what the most successful people in the hair industry do. I should know! I've had the pleasure to interview many of them, and I get to learn theres a common thread that runs through each of them. They never stop learning.



    So if 2023 is the year that you will throw yourself into learning, then todays guest Carolyn Newman is someone who can help you achieve all of the this.



    Carolyn is a genuine hair icon who is respected by many of the hair industries biggest names. An award-winning hairdresser, she has been hairdressing for 41 years and in 1993 was a member of the first ever FAME Team for the Fellowship of British Hairdressing. She was at the helm of Charles Worthington Salons for 25 years.



    Today Carolyn's 'Colour and Education Consultancy' is inspiring, exiting and motivating the next generation of stylists and salons with the skills, communication tools and ideas to use in the day to day salon life. Helping them become the very best hair professionals they can be.



    In my conversation with Carolyn today, she'll share many of those skills, communication tools and ideas. Im sure they will help get you charged up for the new year ahead. We also get to hear Carolyn's thoughts on what hair education will look like in 2023, along with our industry’s future – the positive actions that are needed, and what does it mean for apprentices, hairdressers, employers and most importantly clients.



    There's lots to come. Enjoy!



     







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    • 56 min
    EP267: The 17 Year Old Hairdresser Who Entered and Won ‘Quif Centre Stage’ 2022

    EP267: The 17 Year Old Hairdresser Who Entered and Won ‘Quif Centre Stage’ 2022

    It might surprise you that a 17 year old hairdresser was the winner of Quif Centre Stage 2022. Yes at just  17 years of age Vinny-Lee Brennan entered and won the innagural Quif Centre Stage 2022.



    Quif Centre Stage is a brand new hair industry competition open to all levels of hair professionals and has been created to find the next Generation of Hair Colour Stage Artists. The competitions live finals were held back in September at the Alan Howard HQ in Stockport, UK and I had the pleasure to host this.



    In this episode today, we are going to inspire a new generation of hair professionals on why they too should throw themselves into entering hair industry competitions like Quif Centre Stage. And who better to help us than Vinny-Lee Brennan himself.



    Vinny is currently completing his training apprenticeship at his mums salon, Colour-Code Hair Lounge in Stoke-on-Trent, and is certainly an emerging hair talent to watch out for.



    Already in his short time working in the hair industry he has worked on stage at Salon International 2022 styling for Alfa Italia, and was on the styling team at Cheshire Fashion week. Vinny really is throwing himself into the hair industry, and grabbing every opportunity it gives to him. I love that!



    So we are to kickoff our conversation on what excites Vinny about the hair industry, leading in to what life looks like for 17 year old hairdresser in 2022? Im keen to also get his experiences of entering and winning Quif Centre Stage 2022 so young.



    We cover all this and lots more in todays episode. I know all you young hair professionals will be pumped on what Vinny shares. It's a great listen from a extremely focused and impressive young hair professional. Enjoy!



     







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    • 43 min

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151 Ratings

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First time listener

Love the Luke Hawkins podcast, very interesting and really enjoyed will check out some others

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Feeling inspired loving how relatable the chats are

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The perfect podcast for those in the hair industry

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