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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 Dom Lehane - Hair industry expert

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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.

    EP144: Ryan Forsythe of Trevor Sorbie – Being a Happy Successful Hairdresser

    EP144: Ryan Forsythe of Trevor Sorbie – Being a Happy Successful Hairdresser

    Now more than ever you need to work really hard at being a happy successful hairdresser. This is hard when we are all at home in isolation, right? No, it's never been such a good time!



    With so much down time, nows the time to absorb new information and ideas. With a wealth of digital and online education in the palm of our hands, planning daily training into your routine will see you come out of isolation a much more happier successful hairdresser.



    To help us with this is today's guests, Ryan Forsythe. Senior Director and Head of Education at the Trevor Sorbie Flagship Covent Garden salon, Ryan is a key member and mentor of the award winning Trevor Sorbie Artistic Team. With a natural creativity and willingness to challenge himself, Ryan says, "Giving yourself a planned structure to what you want to achieve can make you become a happy successful hairdresser". Today he's about to inspire you on ways to challenge yourself to being a happier successful hairdresser whilst in isolation.



    Ryan sees happy as the key component to being successful. I agree, but what makes you happy and how you define success is so different from person to person. One thing for sure though is 'learning actually makes you happier'. Researchers found that one of the things that people need to be happy is to be engaged in difficult-but-doable activities. This is an opportunity for us to become so absorbed in our learning. Learning leads to increases in self-esteem and self-efficacy. Something we all need plenty of right now.



    So remember, 'as we become happier, we become more successful' so don't have a fear of failures. Lets start that journey to being a happy successful hairdresser by pressing play!



     



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    • 55 min
    Podcast Special: Our Listeners Voice Diaries Going into Industry Lockdown

    Podcast Special: Our Listeners Voice Diaries Going into Industry Lockdown

    What did it mean for you to go into industry lockdown? How did you prepare for it? How will you cope being in lockdown for the next 12 weeks or more?



    This was the question I put out to our 'How To Cut It' Community. I was not disappointed with what I got back in reply to this question. In this midweek podcast special, I'm delighted to bring you some of our listeners to share their experiences firsthand as they prepared to go into industry lockdown. Joining me for this is: Lea Shaw of 'Rural Fringe Hair Salon', session stylist based at 'Adam Reed London' Tom Gilling, Danny Van T of 'Ginger Lemon Hairspace Vienna' and Becky Candy of 'Becky Candy Salons'. Each one of them left me their candid voice memos of their experiences going into industry lockdown during the Covid-19 outbreak.



    You'll hear each of them talk on how they prepared for lockdown. But most importantly, you'll learn how they are looking to take a positive approach to learning new skills during these surreal times of isolation. I'm confident that their candid words will provide a powerful industry chronicle for many generations to come as we all look back to this 2020 global pandemic that changed the world.



    #Stayathome and tune in!



     



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    Special thanks to Lea Shaw, Tom Gilling, Danny Van T and Becky candy for joining me today.



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



     



     

    • 32 min
    EP143: Getting Through the Toughest Start to Life as a New Salon Owner, with Brooke Evans

    EP143: Getting Through the Toughest Start to Life as a New Salon Owner, with Brooke Evans

    No one says it's easy being a salon owner! That's certainly one thing todays guest, Brooke Evans, would certainly agree with.



    As a 26 year old hairdresser, Brooke is a new salon owner who is having to learn fast in dealing with circumstances way out of her own control so early on. Today, she shares how opening her brand new salon in December 2019, has been the toughest start to life as new salon owner. Faced with a two week salon closure in February 2020 – caused by localised flooding – and quickly followed by currently coping with one of the biggest asks she'll ever have to experience. Temporarily shutting down her salon 'again' in the space of just 4 weeks, due to the Coronavirus global pandemic.



    The year 2020 started off with a bang for Brooke. Opening her new salon, getting into the Fellowship fo British Hairdressing's Fame Team as well as a year of exciting job and competition opportunities! But with the smooth came the rough in a very short space of time. Opening a salon in a conservation area came with a tough time from her local council planning department, January being the quietest month of the year, shutting down the salon for 2 weeks due to the flooding and then, Coronavirus!



    Experiencing such challenges, you would expect someone so new to business to be sitting down and feeling sorry for themselves. Not Brooke! Taking such a positive outlook and approach to challenges way out of her control, she gives us all a valuable lesson on how to make the best out of the worst situations. Something all of us could do with right now. She's here today to offer words of positivity given the current situation of the Coronavirus outbreak.



    By the end of this podcast you'll learn how you could turn what could be a dreadful experience into a positive one. Through lockdown, this could be your perfect time to open up your mind to self-development of creative learning and headspace. So lets get ready as we start our journey to preparing for when the green lights get switched back on.



     



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



     

    • 1 hr
    Podcast Special: Preparing Your Business for the Coronavirus Lockdown, with Richard McCabe

    Podcast Special: Preparing Your Business for the Coronavirus Lockdown, with Richard McCabe

    In light of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are joined in this podcast special by leading international salon coach, Richard McCabe. Offering his independent advice on how your hairdressing business should be preparing for these unprecedented lockdown times, this is a listen that requires your attention.



    With each country dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic in a different way, we hope no matter where in the world you are, that these words from Richard will give your salon business some creative ideas to help it cope during a lockdown. We are all as one right now and together we will all rise and flourish again as when life begins to return back to normality – which it will!



    Stay Strong, Stay Committed, Stay Healthy.



     



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



     



     



     



     

    • 36 min
    EP142: I Can Do This – Opening My Own Salon Business, with Sophie Bullivant

    EP142: I Can Do This – Opening My Own Salon Business, with Sophie Bullivant

    If your fearful of becoming a salon owner, then today's podcast is set up to inspire you. Let me introduce you to today's guest Sophie Bullivant – aka Colour Me Sophie B ™. A Master Colour Expert, Sophie reveals big in this episode on what made her frightened of her owning a salon business. The turning point came after receiving some one-to-one business coaching, that she credits to the shift of mindset to her becoming a salon owner by saying, "I can do this". In 2017 Sophie opened her salon business, Colour Me Sophie B. The rest is history.



    Describing herself as a normal (sassy) hairdresser, Sophie is the heartbeat of what it means to be an everyday salon owner in 2020. Though her career journey has not always been plain sailing. Fighting through a global recession and a sheer lack of education led her constantly fully booked column to drastically drop off. This was devastating for Sophie. But with her never give up attitude saw her through these bleak times that has led her to the where she is today. This story of her's shines through in today's episode.



    With her fun personality, it's hard to ignore her infectious style on social media. Never shy of her uniques sassy social posts, she's caught the attention of the industry – and most importantly successfully marketed her salon business to the consumer. Something she rightly sees as the most important part of her social media strategy.



    Sophie conquered her fear of launching her own salon business, and you can too! With her small everyday salon business thriving, she is the role model many need for finding success. As Sophie simply says of her success, "We make our guests feel as good on the inside as they feel on the outside." So ask yourself: Is it time to let go of your fear and take the big step to launching your salon business? You can do this!



     



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    • 1 hr 8 min
    EP141: Facing Up to a Hair Industry Crisis, with Alan Austin-Smith

    EP141: Facing Up to a Hair Industry Crisis, with Alan Austin-Smith

    The hair industry is facing a crisis!



    It's regularly being said that there's no young people coming into hairdressing. The passion has gone out of young hairdressers. Salons are not keeping on to their staff. But what are we doing to solving this big problem? In this episode, we're talking once more with The Fantastic Hairdresser co-founder, Alan Austin-Smith, on how we need to rethink the way we are marketing our industry message. In doing just that, Alan is confident it will play a big part in engaging the attention of a new generation of future hairdressers in a positive light.



    If you're experiencing some of those big industry problems outlined above, then there's nothing you can do about it, right? Think again! Your salon business may be in a black hole right now, with you on the verge of calling it day. But stop! Alan's on hand today to help you fight back and beat the hair industry crisis that's threatening to take down your salon business and the hair industry at large.



    In an ever-changing digital landscape, it's never been harder to win the attention of a younger audience. Fighting against social media, on-demand tv and other creative industries away from hairdressing, Alan is about to uncover some of the best practices to help the hair industry and your salon business reach and engage with young audiences. His words of wisdom could be that eureka moment that we've all been waiting for. Hit the play button and hear why.



     



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Choppy 66 ,

Hair and inspiration

Just the best thing to listen to for inspiration and ideas as a hairdresser. We really do have the best industry in the world ! Thanks for this podcast Dom you are a legend x

Frankie8199 ,

Fantastic Pod Cast

Tons of great interviews , definitely listen to this if your in the hairdressing or barbering industry or if you want to progress in your career .
Great work Dom

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