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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

    • Fashion & Beauty
    • 5.0, 2 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.

    EP152: Wella Colour Conversation Live from Manchester, with Melissa Timperly

    EP152: Wella Colour Conversation Live from Manchester, with Melissa Timperly

    In Partnership with www.wella.com.



    Welcome back to the second instalment of Wella Professionals Colour Conversation event live from Manchester.



    Following on from the worlds first ever podcast live educational hair event recorded back in Episode 150, How To Cut It has again partnered up with our friends at Wella Professionals. Bringing you the second of these game changing  event concepts, we rocked up to a room full of Salon Managers, Salon Owners and Freelance Hairdressers. In a exclusive afternoon of live Colour models, I was thrilled to be invited to host and record a live podcast it in front of the live audience at the Wella Studio, Manchester.



    With bags full of industry discussions, insights and new services to grow your Colour Business, I was joined on stage for a colour conversation with Melissa Timperly, owner of Melissa Timperley Salons, Manchester. A hairstylist who has been described as one of the exciting names to watch in the international hair industry, it was an honour to interview her on everything colour business. The event was a huge success for all in attendance and you too can be part of the event.



    With a mix of live conversations and live presentations from Wella's Technical Educator, Emma Cavin, this live podcast event perfectly captured the event. Melissa and Emma share their top tips and insights to help drive your colour business, including how to increase colour clients in you salon and increasing colour spend.



    Today's episode is so relevant now in these times. We will all need to be working smarter and safer for when we all get back to doing hair. And what we will be better than once again bringing all our clients hair back to life and making them feel fantastic again, by offering them the best hair colour products and services. If that all sounds good, then we've got it all here wrapped up in this podcast.



    Wella Professionals is here to help support not only your creativity but your business too. So Lets wait no more, grab yourself  a prime seat at the second of Wella Colour Conversation podcast live events in Manchester.



     







     



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    • 57 min
    EP151: The Hair Bros – New Kids On The Block

    EP151: The Hair Bros – New Kids On The Block

    The Hair Bros are a new crop of breakthrough hair artists to a watch out for in 2020.



    Over the last year I've been following two hairstylists based at Hershesons London, Nick Latham and Sean Paul Nother aka The Hair Bros. I'm a massive fan on how they've been creating brilliant and engaging content on their @thehairbros Instagram account. They know exactly what their story is and why this has been key to their growing fan base a far – both to the consumer and across the industry media. If you're looking to find your story or niche then this episode is one that will make you think about what you're creating and why!



    With a taste level in hair I personally love - undone loose texture effortlessly styled - they have been attracting clients from all around the world for their haircuts that so are good they take little styling. Social proof needed, many models and music artists such as Ellie Golding have become a massive fans of theirs, too. These boys are big news!



    Building their thinking on revisiting old past concepts and ideas surrounding not only hair, but the industry as a whole. As Nick and Sean say, "We are both constantly trying to run in the other direction of the industry, more so by accident, rather than intention." Like a wave, while the majority of the industry is crashing in and advancing up the beach, Nick and Sean are both pulling back, anticipating the next roll.



    I'm blown away by Nick and Sean's story that they are creating under the brand banner of The Hair Bros. This likeable and talented duo of Sean and Nick are certainly proving to be some of the hair industries most exciting breakthrough stars right now. Don't just take my word for it, listen in to learn why for yourselves.



     

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    Special thanks to Nick Latham and Sean Paul Nother for joining me today.



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    • 1 hr 9 min
    EP150: Wella Colour Conversation Live from London, with Jordanna Cobella.

    EP150: Wella Colour Conversation Live from London, with Jordanna Cobella.

    In Partnership with www.wella.com



    Todays episode is very special for two reasons. Firstly, I'm delighted to reach the landmark of 150 'How To Cut It' episodes, and secondly, to celebrate this I'm bringing you a slice of hairdressing history – the worlds first ever recorded podcast live hair event in partnership with Wella Professionals UK, Colour Conversation. Thats seriously special!



    Back in early March 2020 pre-lockdown, I was delighted to be invited to host and record in front of a live audience the first of Wella Colour Conversation events held at their Wella World Studio, London. Joining me live on the stage for this event was Creative Director of Cobella Hair and Beauty, Jordanna Cobella and Wella Professionals UK Commercial Education Manager, Scott Evans.



    With a mix of live conversations and live presentations, this live podcast event perfectly captured the event, with Joradanna and Scott's top tips and insights to help drive your colour business. This included creating in-salon colour menus, creative toning, managing client expectations and how to increase client frequency and spend. Now why wouldn't you want to learn more on this!!



    Today's episode is so relevant now in these times. We will all need to be working smarter and safer for when we all get back to doing hair. And what we will be better than once again bringing all our clients hair back to life and making them feel fantastic again, by offering them the best hair colour products and services. If that all sounds good, then we've got it all here in this podcast.



    Wella Professionals is here to help support not only your creativity but your business, too. So Lets wait no more, grab yourself  a prime seat at the first of Wella Colour Conversation podcast live event in London!



     







     



    Thanks For Listening:



    Special thanks to Jordanna Cobella, Scott Evans, Suzzane Alphonse and all at Wella for making this hair industry first possible.



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    Until then, Peace, Love and Smiles all the way... Goodbye!



    JOIN THE #WELLAHAIR FAMILY!

    Follow Wella Professionals on Instagram @wellahairuk and tag your best creations using #wellahair and @wellahairuk to get the chance to be featured across their digital channels!







     

    • 1 hr 10 min
    149: Fergal Doyle – Everything You Need to Know to Becoming a Hairdressing Influencer

    149: Fergal Doyle – Everything You Need to Know to Becoming a Hairdressing Influencer

    In todays podcast, I'm joined by Global Community and Engagement manager for Wella Passionistas, Fergal Doyle. In this episode he will be debunking the strategies to everything you need to know to becoming a hairdressing influencer. This includes choosing your social platform, develop the right content strategy, understanding your story and engaging with you followers. He will also be sharing how global brands identify influencers ,and in turn, what this could mean for you.



    Influencer seems to be a buzzword easily bandied around. Originally associated with paying influential types like celebrities, some reports suggests that the average influencer can take home anywhere from£25,000 to £100,000 per year by promoting products like clothing, food, beauty and even vitamin supplements on their pages. It's little wonder then, why becoming a influencer has become an all-out obsession for many – including many within our hair industry.



    Now for the reality check. To get into that league of influencer is very rare, and should not be your ultimate reasons.



    Being an authentic influencer should be centred around you sharing valuable information with your followers. But becoming a genuine influencer requires a lot more than just randomly posting on your social platforms – you need to have a substantial and authentic following – not brought bots – because of your expertise and transparency.



    Starting out hairdressing in his native Ireland, Fergal is first-hand proof on what being an authentic influencer can bring. Joining Wella Professionals as a Field and Studio Technical Educator, his career has grown rapidly. Winner of Educator of the Year 2018, Fergal in 2019 won the coveted 'Global Gift.ed Award' 2019 for his work on social media. He know identifies and educates Wella Passionistas, which includes educating them on their social media skills. So you can be in the comfort of knowing that you're in good hands today when it comes to helping you standout and get noticed on social media.



    Let's dive in!



     







     



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    • 1 hr 7 min
    148: Bernard Connolly – It’s All About Fashion, Darling!

    148: Bernard Connolly – It’s All About Fashion, Darling!

    David Bowie, Brian Ferry, Hugh Durrant, Grace Jones, Zandra Rhodes and Anthony Mascolo. Do these names mean much to you? Well let me tell you, they are some of the most influential names to come from the world of music, fashion and hair in the 1970's and 80's. And todays guest, British hairdressings most celebrated fashion stylist, Bernard Connolly, has worked with them all. A true icon himself!



    Renowned for his forte of glamorous styling and his larger than life personality, Bernard Connolly is about to transport us all back in his time-machine, as we enter into some of the most indulgent and flamboyant decades that the fashion world has ever seen.



    A true legend, Bernard stories into this world of fashion is packed full of tales, laughter, tears and incredible insights. It's a rare glimpse into the underground scene of London fashion in the late 70's and 80's. If this podcast episode was a book, it would be a best seller!



    For all hairdressers serious about creating a name for themselves in the industry, then understanding the heritage of fashion is so important to how it factors into your hairdressing work. No successful hair collection or awards entry is complete without the well-thought-out art direction and styling of your models. Thats where leading fashion stylists come into play – taking your hair collections from back page to front cover.



    Glamour is Bernard's forte and loves nothing better than to receive a challenging client brief that requires glamour of the highest calibre. Commissioned for large advertising campaigns, fashion shoots, magazine articles, film and TV, Bernard is the preferred stylist and art director for many on-going global advertising and corporate campaigns. That's the quality of the guest we have for you today in Bernard. You about to enter into a very special and privileged world of the fashionistas.



    It's all about fashion, darling!



     







     



    A podcast produced by Hairy Media Productions.



     

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    EP147: Ashleigh Hodges – Hitting Burnout, Pressing Reset

    EP147: Ashleigh Hodges – Hitting Burnout, Pressing Reset

    Starting a hairdressing career at her mothers boutique salon in a small UK county town, todays guest Ashleigh Hodges is proof you don't need to be from a big salon in a city to make it. Achieving many industry successes so early on in her career, Ashleigh is regarded by many in the industry as one of British hairdressings brightest stars. But this has come at a cost. Hitting burnout!



    Ashleigh's hairdressing story so far is one that you need to listen to. Not just because of her many award-winning achievements, ambassador appointments and roles within The Fellowship for British Hairdressing – including her being revealed as their current Chancellor, but how she's had to deal with the damaging effects industry burnout has had on her mental health. Her story is so inspiring!



    I'm confident many of you that listen into the 'How To Cut It' podcasts is because you're keen to discover your next steps to a successful career in the hair industry. That's great if you are, but please be aware,  like Ashleigh, this could lead you to industry burnout as you go in pursuit of your goals. Theres some big reminders in this episode on why you need to stop, take stock of what you've achieved and the big one, press the reset button. It'll be the reminder you need that there's a lot more to life than chasing your dreams of industry greatness. More like maintaining a healthy mind and overall wellbeing. Now thats what I personally call success!



    So what are we waiting for. Press that reset button and get listening in to todays episode with the brilliant, Ashleigh Hodges.



     



    A podcast produced by Hairy Media Productions.



     

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

    • 1 hr 14 min

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Better than all the rest! Most inspiring podcast for anyone in the industry. Best interviews with the best guests. Thank you Dom.

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