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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.

    EP243: How to Start a Home Salon Business with Cally Borg

    EP243: How to Start a Home Salon Business with Cally Borg

    Today we're talking how to start a Home Salon business with Cally Borg. I've wanted to cover this topic for sometime as the popularity of running a professional Home Salon business is going from strength to strength. Could it be for you, too?



    As a successful Home Salon business owner, Cally is on a mission to positively smash the current stigma that is often attached to running a Home Salon business.



    In this episode she will be sharing her journey of how she has created a successful 'six figure' lifestyle business working three days a week, around her family commitments, no evenings or weekends. AND, she also has half terms and the summer holidays off!



    I wanted to get Cally to come on the show today to learn how she has done just this and more. Things like: what made her become a Home Salon business owner, the space realistically needed, the running costs, having staff, fitting in a business in and around her home-life. But most of all, how has she created the business model that works successfully around her lifestyle goals.



    As an advocate for professionally run Home Salons, Cally gives us some honest, practical and candid insights – both pros and cons – on running a successful Home Salon business that is all shaped around having a fulfilling family life. I love that and know you'll love it, too!



    Howtocutter's, let's go to it!



     







     



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    Thank you to Cally Borg for joining me on todays podcast.



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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP242: Find and Unlock your Inner Creativity with Brandon Messinger

    EP242: Find and Unlock your Inner Creativity with Brandon Messinger

    Are you struggling on how you can find and unlock your inner creativity? Maybe you've heard yourself say, "I'm just not creative?"



    Sound like you, then today's episode brought to you by Denman Professional and featuring their UK Ambassador,  Brandon Messinger has your name on it!



    Brandon will be sharing why as hair professionals we need to find and unlock our inner creativity. If not, we run the risk of staying in the slow lane, resulting in us stagnating within our hair careers.



    We last spoke to Brandon back in Episode 112, where we got his backstory and learned about his industry dreams. 3 years on has he achieved them dreams? Well, in today's episode he'll be updating us on this. Plus being one of British hairdressings most exciting names and star performers to breakthrough in recent times, I'm keen to also know about the tools he turns to along with his tips for presenting on live stage – something he learned when being part of the Fellowship's FAME team 2020.



    Theres much to get from this conversation Howtocutter's, so let's go to it!



     







     



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    • 49 min
    EP241: Dealing with the Challenges of Recruiting and Retaining Staff, with Raymond Martin

    EP241: Dealing with the Challenges of Recruiting and Retaining Staff, with Raymond Martin

    How to recruit and retain staff for salon businesses is the biggest challenge that our industry faces!



    I'm regularly hearing from salon owners who are saying to me, 'It's a crisis out there, 'We're having to go down the rent-a-chair model,' and most worryingly, 'We won't be able to keep our salon business open for much longer!'



    It's scary stuff that potentially could see many of these salons closing soon and with it, the reduction of future hair talent coming through.



    In this episode we will be addressing how to deal with the challenges of recruiting and retaining staff. To help me with this, I'm to be joined by Raymond Martin, a salon consultant with over 40 years salon ownership and training provider behind him. He now gives the tools for salons to succeed and be profitable. Today he's here to share with us his proven recipe method to help your salon business recruit and retain staff.



    Raymond owned one of the leading and salons and academies for over 4 successful decades in my hometown where I grew up and worked as a salon owner myself. I very much looked up to and admired Raymond as a respected businessman and hairdresser. He always seemed to have the knack of recruiting and retaining the very best hairdressers in our area. I'm keen to find out how he created a salon environment that hairdressers wanted to be a part of and grow with.



    I believe theres a lot that we can take from past thinkings and how we can adapt them to todays changing hair industry landscape. And this certainly rings true from this conversation.



     







     



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

    • 1 hr 13 min
    EP240: How to Build a Successful Salon Business Around Your Team, with Lara Johnson & Dom Capel

    EP240: How to Build a Successful Salon Business Around Your Team, with Lara Johnson & Dom Capel

    Today, you're going to learn how husband and wife duo, Lara Johnson and Dom Capel of Lara Johnson Lifestyle, have built a successful salon business around their team and family. Social proof of this success is celebrating 27 years of being in business this year.



    Now, you might be thinking, "This all sounds great, but I don't own a salon business, let alone having a team. What's this podcast got to do with me?" Well, think again! Let me explain.



    By listening to this conversation today,  Lara and Dom share their experiences that could be your trigger to exploring the idea of opening up your very own salon business. And if so, Im certain their insights will help you on your way to doing just this.



    Like most successful salon business owners, it starts with a dream of one day owning their own salon business. That dream became a reality for Lara and Dom, when after working at Charles Worthington in London, Lara moved back to her native Swansea to open Lara Johnson Lifestyle. Then followed later with Dom joining her in the business.



    They're going to share how they brought a piece of London fashion to Swansea, South Wales, and along the way the importance of education and their team – an industrious family of like minded professionals. They will also give you some sound advice to why brand association matters to the success, plus learn about their daughter, Tilly, becoming a part of the business.



    Whether a current salon owner or future one in the making, this is an insightful episode from two of my favourite people in the hair industry. Let's dive in!



     







     



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    Thank you to Lara Johnson and Dom Capel for joining me on todays podcast.



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

    • 1 hr 13 min
    EP239: Anything is Possible! Just Follow Your Dreams and Passions, with Paul Watts

    EP239: Anything is Possible! Just Follow Your Dreams and Passions, with Paul Watts

    Today I'm joined by multi Salon Owner and one of the UK's biggest YouTube hairdressing educators, Paul Watts of Paul Watts Hair. Paul is proof that anything is possible if you just follow your dreams and passions. But here's the disclaimer; you've to go above and beyond to making it happen!



    Its busy for Paul. Working 7 days a week that includes running his two salon businesses in partnership with his dad, working behind the chair, ambassador roles for both Joico Europe and Alfa Italia, educator for Lee Stafford Education, plus creating free hair education content for his fast growing YouTube channel and social media channels.



    It's a fair comment to say that Paul's hair industry profile has grown twofold since I first got to know him back in 2013.  Paul tells me about how he went from a possible career as a professional footballer to becoming a multiple salon owner of his boutique salon brands, Paul Watts Hair. And then why in 2019 it was a year of big changes for him.



    We’re gonna dive into so much today and learn exactly how Paul manages all the rad stuff going on with his salon businesses, ambassador roles  and his fast-growing YouTube channel with over 66K subscribers.



    I’ve known Paul for quite some time, and its great to finally have him here on the show. I believe this conversation is going to inspire a lot of you on whats possible, no matter where you are located!



     







     



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

    • 1 hr 9 min
    EP238: Alan Beak – Don’t Stand Still, Grow and Develop!

    EP238: Alan Beak – Don’t Stand Still, Grow and Develop!

    It's a pleasure to bring back on to the How To Cut It podcast, Alan Beak, co-owner of Ruger Barber. Theres some big changes afoot for the Ruger Barber business, and today we're learning what's dropping soon for it. It's exciting stuff!



    In Part 2 of our collaborative podcast series with Denman Professional, we get to hear from Alan on how and why Ruger Barber is moving to a new site location along with a new pioneering concept for it. A big slice of this is centred around re-branding the business to hair that has no genders.



    Alan also gives us a lot of things that are happening for him as Ambassador for Denman Professional. This includes the tools he loves using, and a big exclusive on how he will be working on the forthcoming Denman's Global Ambassador Collection. You must stick around for this, it's a super cool idea!



    With his successful co-owned business, product company and ambassadorial roles, I just love the approach Alan has to continually developing and growing. It's his never-stand-still-approach that inspires so many in the hair and barbering industry. And thats why I'm really excited to bring Alan back on this episode today in collaboration with Denman Professional.



     



     







     



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



     



     



     



     



     

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

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

Aisling Mc ,

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