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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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    • 4.8 • 160 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.

    EP327: Become a Hair Loss Adviser: Transforming Lives with Tiffany Hall

    EP327: Become a Hair Loss Adviser: Transforming Lives with Tiffany Hall

    In the latest How To Cut It podcast, we're exploring hair loss and the transformative role hairdressers can play as Hair Loss Advisors with trichologist Tiffany Hall. With a career that evolved from a hair colourist at Vidal Sassoon to a trichologist, Tiffany has championed the integration of trichology into salon services, significantly impacting client care and confidence.



    Tiffany Hall discusses the rising issue of hair loss among younger demographics and how her services, including the innovative Scalp Scope Service, address this. She emphasizes holistic care that goes beyond standard hair treatments to include male grooming and managing menopausal effects on hair health.



    Central to our conversation is Tiffany's Hair Loss 360 online course program, designed to educate hairstylists on diagnosing and treating hair and scalp health issues, turning them into adept Hair Loss Advisors. This knowledge enables stylists to offer personalised, brand neutral advice and early intervention solutions.



    Tiffany’s approach is holistic, considering dietary, hormonal, and lifestyle factors. She also highlights advanced treatments like Keravive scalp treatment, PRP, and Exosomes hair loss therapy.



    Collaboration with dermatologists and healthcare professionals is key to her success in providing targeted care. Tiffany's vision extends beyond treating hair; it's about nurturing client well-being and confidence.



    This episode is a clarion call for the hair and beauty industry to integrate hair loss advise into their services, enhancing both client satisfaction and salon business. It serves as an inspiring guide for professionals aiming to broaden their impact and support clients through their hair health journeys.

    • 53 min
    EP326: How Reviews Transform Salon Businesses with Adam Thomas of salonspy

    EP326: How Reviews Transform Salon Businesses with Adam Thomas of salonspy

    In today episode we're joined by Adam Thomas, the innovative founder behind salonspy.



    In our conversation we're to discover the critical role of client reviews in the salon industry and uncover why they are more than just feedback—they are the cornerstone for building trust and driving business growth. According to Qualtrics, 96% of consumers read a review before purchasing – with 86% of those consumers specifically seeking out reviews with responses.



    With over 2000 salons currently using salonspy the easy-to-love (and even easier to use) review software, salonspy takes real-time insights from client feedback and provides the insight needed to help grow your business and enhance the customer experience.



    Adam is to walks us through how salonspy, a verified review platform, is revolutionising review management by integrating directly with salon software systems. This allows for the automatic collection of genuine reviews, making the process seamless for salon owners.



    Adam also delves into salonspy's journey since 2012, shedding light on the challenges faced and the evolution of their offerings to enhance user experiences with features like review moderation and Google review integration.



    If you're looking to leverage positive reviews to gain a competitive edge, attract more customers, and improve your services based on client feedback, this episode is laden with insights.



    By the end of our chat, you will appreciate how vital reviews are in building a reputable online presence and how salonspy is a valuable partner in this journey. Plus, Adam has a listeners—a one-month free trial of salonspy to see firsthand how it can enhance your salon business.



    Tune in to learn from Adam Thomas why nurturing client reviews is not just necessary but essential in scaling your salon business and staying ahead in the digital age.

    • 58 min
    EP325: Shaping Futures with Joanne Doward – The Impact of College Hair Education

    EP325: Shaping Futures with Joanne Doward – The Impact of College Hair Education

    In this week's episode of the How To Cut It podcast, we talk with Joanne Doward about her journey to becoming a college lecturer in hairdressing education, and how she's using that experience to inspire others in college hair education.



    With over 30 years dedicated to aspiring the next generation of stylists at West Suffolk College, in this episode, we explore the vital role college education plays in the hairdressing industry, touching upon the importance of passion, dedication, and industry collaborations.



    Joanne, a finalist at this year's HJ Business Awards 'Educator of the Year' and a previous finalist for the Trevor Sorbie Award in 2023, disputes the notion that college lecturers lack industry enthusiasm. She shares how many college hair lecturers strive to teach excellence and foster constructive feedback.



    Discover the transformative effects of competitions and networking for skills development and confidence building, and understand the significance of support from organisations like Concept Hair Magazine and the Association of Hairdressers and Therapists.



    Tune in for a deep dive into the benefits of hairdressing college education, the partnership between salons and colleges, and the nurturing of young talent, providing a wealth of insights for those interested in a thriving career as a hairdressing college lecturer. Don’t miss out on the wealth of knowledge and inspiration Joanne brings to the next generation of hairdressers.

    • 56 min
    EP324: Why is it Important to Find Industry Recognition, Validation and Approval? with Dylan McConnachie

    EP324: Why is it Important to Find Industry Recognition, Validation and Approval? with Dylan McConnachie

    In today's episode of the How to Cut It podcast, I dive into a conversation with Dylan McConnachie – 3 times finalist for the coveted British Hairdressing Awards 'Avant Garde Hairdresser of The Year' and former contestant of Channel 4's Big Blowout series.



    Dylan is to shed light on the significance of why it's important for him to find industry recognition, validation, and approval. I explore Dylan's quest for professional acclaim and personal fulfilment in an industry that thrives on creativity and visual appeal. Why does all the accolades matter so much to him?



    Delving into Dylan's experience on Channel 4's Big Blowout, he candidly discusses the challenges of showcasing his real personality on screen, drawing lessons from stepping out of his comfort zone and overcoming past experiences of bullying that shaped his confidence and resilience in the hairdressing industry.



    Throughout the episode, our candid dialogue explores themes of ambition, self-discovery, and the pursuit of excellence in the dynamic realm of hairdressing. Its an insightful journey of self-exploration and growth in the ever-changing world of hairdressing.



    Tune in to learn how Dylan' relentless pursuit of success that is driving him forward in his hairdressing career and beyond.

    • 1 hr
    EP323: Adam Garland – Success as a Leading Session Stylist Amidst Life’s Battles

    EP323: Adam Garland – Success as a Leading Session Stylist Amidst Life’s Battles

    Join us on this week's episode of HTCI as we dive into the depths of Session Styling with Adam Garland. Adam is a renowned session stylist recognised for his innovative approach in the field of backstage hair styling education



    In our conversation, Adam is to lay bare his tumultuous path to success, marked by personal challenges, including overcoming drug addiction and navigating life with a disability. His raw and candid account illustrates the resilience required to rise in the industry, coupled with the critical importance of evolving from a salon stylist to a backstage expert.



    Adam's journey from honing his craft in the salon to shining backstage with pop culture icons like Cher offers an exclusive glimpse into the transformation that mastering product manipulation and brand building can bring to a session stylist's career. He underscores the value of recognising your worth and the economic realities of the freelance fashion world, as well as the significance of fostering a personal brand in this competitive arena.



    Delving deeper into Adam's professional chronicles, we see his passion for inclusion and advocacy for those with disabilities in fashion, drawing strength from his experiences with muscular dystrophy. His story is one of turning adversities into advantages. In addition to storytelling, Adam unpacks his Backstage Accelerator course, an invaluable resource for aspiring stylists focused on developing the essential skills, from creating flawless ponytails to applying wigs, to thrive in the demanding Fashion Week circuit.



    Tune in for a masterclass in ambition, artistry, and authentic backstage insight. Adam not only shares his profound knowledge of session styling but also imparts the intangible skills of perseverance and communication necessary for anyone aiming to make their mark in this dynamic industry. Don't miss this compelling narrative that promises to inspire and guide generations of stylists to come.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    EP322: “Meet The Brand” Series – Paving the Path to Industry Success with Quif Hair

    EP322: “Meet The Brand” Series – Paving the Path to Industry Success with Quif Hair

    Today we kick off a new HTCI series titled "Meet The Brand".



    In this series, we get to explore the products, uncover the stories, delve into the vision, and discover everything in between to industry-leading and up & coming hair care brands. Get an exclusive look into what makes them unique and successful.



    First up in this series is Quif Hair. A colour brand who's mission is to develop a line of professional hairdressing products that champions creativity, breaks from the norm and defies stuffy corporate logic, giving you… the stylist… whatever you need to be at the top of your game.



    In this episode we are to get an in-depth look at the Quif professional products, delve into Quif Centre Stage - a competition that asks rising hair talent to bring their imagination from salon to stage, plus we get to discover how you could become part of their soon-to-launch art team. Joining me for this conversation is the current Quif Centre Stage winner Brooke O'Donnell, Alan Howard's Education Manager Sarah Dickenson and their Marking Manager Wendy Berry.



    Whether you're an aspiring hairstylist seeking a breakthrough or a seasoned professional looking to take your career to new heights, this podcast episode is required listening. So get set to unleash your creative potential and propel your hairstyling journey forward with Quif Hair.

    • 39 min

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