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Beauty and the Business Beast

Beauty and the Business Beast

By Debbie Lewis

Bringing you the best of business education and support for the beauty and hair industry ✨
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Beauty & The Business Beast - Katie Nicholls @ Havering Beauty Academy
Beauty & The Business Beast - Katie Nicholls @ Havering Beauty Academy
Havering are a family run business in the centre of Hornchurch, Essex well-known for their flexible and intensive training courses and NVQs which introduce beauty therapists and hair stylists to the fastest growing industry in the UK. A career in hair, beauty, nails or massages is very rewarding and can be very profitable. Depending on your needs, Katie and the team offer hair and beauty training ranging from half a day Diploma courses to long term NVQ training. Hair and Beauty Training courses are suitable for beginners or those already in the industry- including refresher courses and teaching certificates, courses are personalised to suit you. On completion of all our hair and beauty training courses students will be issued a Havering Beauty Academy Diploma or VTCT NVQ qualification depending on which course is taken.
32:51
May 19, 2022
Beauty & The Business Beast - The Awards People - Rachel Hargrave
Beauty & The Business Beast - The Awards People - Rachel Hargrave
As a specialist award writer Rachel helps you get the awards recognition you deserve for your achievements Over the years The Awards People have got to know about and meet so many companies that offer amazing products and services but who rarely get recognised for it, or who enter awards but never get further than the nomination stage. This is where they come in with our experience and expertise in writing award winning award applications. TAP bring the ‘wow factor’ to your award nomination that the judges are looking for. They powerfully articulate your story with their finely honed award entry writing skills to present an award nomination form that truly reflects your passion, your abilities and your company. Whether you’re looking for initial research into what awards are available for you to enter or support with award nominations and/or award submission forms – they are the people for you.
57:27
April 01, 2022
Beauty & The Business Beast- Legends Edition: Alan Austin Smith
Beauty & The Business Beast- Legends Edition: Alan Austin Smith
Alan Austin Smith began his career working at Sassoons, Bond Street, his effort moved him quickly through the ranks and onto becoming a Business Education Manager for L’Oreal. Seven years on (and thirty years ago) he started a solo journey creating what has become one of the leading business education companies in the salon industry - with a client list including giants such as Toni & Guy, Wella and Trevor Sorbie. Join us to hear what the Fantastic Hairdressing team have planned for 2022! Join us for the first episode of our Legends Edition, its all the usual beauty business chat, but with an extra bit of sparkle✨
01:15:39
December 26, 2021
Beauty & The Business Beast - Sue Davies @ Federation of Nail Professionals Co Chair
Beauty & The Business Beast - Sue Davies @ Federation of Nail Professionals Co Chair
Sue Davies is an award winning nail and beauty veteran who joined the industry later in life after being dissuaded by her parents as a teen and finally followed her salon passion in 2002. Since then she’s really made her mark, owning and selling a successful salon, joining the ANT (Association of Nail Technicians) and later invited to the board as deputy chair of the Federation of Nail Professionals with nail royalty Marian Newman. An industry judge and podcast host herself, Sue has so much passion for the industry and support that she’d like to share. Take a listen..
41:45
November 01, 2021
Beauty & The Business Beast- Amy Lewis @ Mooeys
Beauty & The Business Beast- Amy Lewis @ Mooeys
In 2013, Amy Lewis set up Mooeys to offer specialist nail and waxing services and has since opened two well-established and profitable salons in Farnham and Horsham. Amy is a trained and qualified beauty therapist with many years of experience in all aspects of the beauty industry. She has worked on cruise ships, managed beauty spas and worked with global companies setting up their spas and salons. The Mooeys concept was initially created around Amy’s favourite treatments to do: nails and waxing. Listen to the episode to hear the full story! She wanted to create an experience for clients, in fun and funky surroundings that feel different yet homely. Any soon expanded through franchise. Mooeys is a safe place for all clients to feel comfortable and have some time for themselves. The perfect non-judgemental space for all to enjoy. All of this is combined with exceptional treatments, Mooeys very own wax and product range AND a training course in pregnancy waxing and advanced waxing techniques. Is there nothing that this passionate therapist can’t do!?
55:53
September 30, 2021
Beauty & The Business Beast - Chris Foster aka The Profile Guy
Beauty & The Business Beast - Chris Foster aka The Profile Guy
Chris Foster is a profile coach, consultant and speaker. He specialises in career development for (mostly) hair professionals. Chris has realised a new way to create and build an iconic industry profile and he is passionate about sharing that formula with others. He discovered a different approach to uncovering money and influence within the hair industry that almost everyone had overlooked. It created such an abundant flow of brilliant opportunities, he had people begging him to teach them his skills. Chris was asked by A-list celebrities to cut their hair -literally flying him around the world, the amazing thing was, he could name his price. It was a dream come true.  Chris finally understood the WHY and the HOW of how to be on top of the game. The problem is that most hair pros are either doing the wrong thing to get the best paying opportunities OR they are doing the right things in the wrong order. That's how the Elite Profile Academy, The Profile Guy and Hair Academy In A Box got started. Check out his websites for more info or follow Chris on Instagram: theprofile.guy We had an absolute blast recording this episode- enjoy! I reference a quote from Richard Branson in this recording and here's the accurate version; "Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they wont want to"
33:01
September 01, 2021
Beauty & The Business Beast - Layla Tourh - The Beauty Boss Academy
Beauty & The Business Beast - Layla Tourh - The Beauty Boss Academy
Layla Tourh has over 20 years experience in the beauty industry, an ex-salon owner, she is now the Managing Director of The Creative Beauty Group, founder of Beauty Boss HQ (an online platform dedicated to supporting beauty bosses) and Beauty Boss HQ. A brainchild of lockdown, Layla has launched The Beauty Boss Academy, a membership platform which includes exclusive monthly learning content and workshops to excel beauty businesses. Layla joins us to talk all things beauty business and what the future holds for her empire and her predictions tor the industry in general.
31:22
July 31, 2021
Beauty & The Business Beast - Lesley Evans - The Salon Genie
Beauty & The Business Beast - Lesley Evans - The Salon Genie
The Salon Genie is an award winning call-handling and booking service for the hair and beauty industry. Lesley Evans is the Head of New Business and Customer Services Genie and she joins us to talk all things ‘front of house’ and outsourcing so that you -as the business owner -can concentrate on your own zone of genius; and let them do theirs! Your customers will only know it’s an outsourced service if you choose to tell them, the Salon Genie blends into your team to help build and support your business growth and attract and retain new customers.
40:22
July 01, 2021
Beauty & The Business Beast - Joan Scott : HABIA Chair
Beauty & The Business Beast - Joan Scott : HABIA Chair
Habia is recognised by government as the Standard Setting Body (SSB) for the hair, beauty, nails, spa and aesthetic sectors. For more than thirty years HABIA have been developing national standards that form the basis of qualifications across the UK. Joan is also Assistant Principal (Adult Skills & Apprenticeships) at The Trafford College Group in Manchester; living and breathing education every single day; advising government, liaising with employers and brands and informing on industry safety and regulation.
54:23
June 01, 2021
MrsDLewis: Guided Visioning
MrsDLewis: Guided Visioning
An emotive self-reflective activity to follow our session on #Visioning. Thanks to the wonderful Chris Foster (aka The Profile Guy) for inviting me to share this activity with his mentor group where I was able to capture the guided Visioning activity to share with you all, so that you can repeat it again and again in your own time. Remember- be careful what you wish for - because you can achieve anything - if you put your powerful mind to it!
08:05
May 10, 2021
Beauty & The Business Beast - Belinda Hillman Mindset Coach
Beauty & The Business Beast - Belinda Hillman Mindset Coach
Hairdressing educator and mentor, founder of Belinda Mindset and owner of award winning hair and beauty salon, THE hairdressers and The Beauty Lodge in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, our May episode welcomes Belinda Hillman! With a hard start in life she is now enjoying a successful career in hairdressing. Teaching that hairdressing is more than a job, it gives you friend’s for life, it’s creative, can provide world travel experiences and most importantly it makes you a fully self-sufficient independent professional. Belinda’s workshops empower and motivate students by teaching them mindset techniques and retail skills to promote themselves, services and products. From living alone in a Welsh bedsit at 16 onto cruise ships and now salon owner and Wella colour expert with 23 years industry experience, Belinda has relatable professional and personal knowledge to share. Providing the daily tools for the confidence to say ‘I am enough’ and -importantly - to never give up on your goals! Use discount code HABIA15 in the online shop for single card sets only: www.belindamindset.com
35:43
May 01, 2021
Beauty & The Business Beast - Ria Jaine Accounting for Beauty
Beauty & The Business Beast - Ria Jaine Accounting for Beauty
During the past 10 years, RiaJaine has been studying and working within the accounting industry. She had an amazing career working for one of the big four accounting firms and within her former role, gained great exposure and understanding in accounting and personal tax, giving her some valuable skills to apply to her business. Fast forward to today and she is qualified, award winning, insured and confident enough to choose the right niche and put her business model out there. Qualified in beauty; RiaJaine loves to lash or create pretty nails but her passion for numbers and accounting is still strong. During beauty training, she came across a lot of people who were unsure of the whole process in setting up as a freelance nail tech or lash artist etc. A few didn’t know that they needed to sign up for self-assessment or that they could claim tax relief on certain items of expenditure. So RiaJaine began keeping contact with people she met in training began the best of both worlds… Accounting for Beauty.
23:03
April 06, 2021
Beauty & The Business Beast - Susan Routledge - Beauty Directors Club
Beauty & The Business Beast - Susan Routledge - Beauty Directors Club
Susan has been involved in the beauty industry for over 30 years. She specialises in creating Cash Rich Businesses, which give you Ultimate Freedom, and is the winner of over 10 National Business Awards, including both Salon and Employer of the Year for her current businesses. Working with Susan will help you to find hidden untapped revenue streams, whilst building and maintaining a totally loyal clientele and highly motivated team. She is the founder of the trademarked STABLE Business Formula, Beauty Directors Club and she is a sought-after business turnaround consultant and author of ‘The Little Book of Client Retention’.
36:26
April 01, 2021
Beauty & The Business Beast - Rosie Khandwala - Aqua Natural Sugar Strip Wax
Beauty & The Business Beast - Rosie Khandwala - Aqua Natural Sugar Strip Wax
Thirty two years ago Rosie Khandwala came to the UK from Tanzania and brought natural beauty remedies with her. Having set up a manufacturing plant in Wellingborough the Khandwala family started producing vegan, cruelty free and sustainability focussed sugar strip wax long before it became popular. Adopted by The Body Shop, her white-labelled natural hair removal product became a popular household beauty innovation. Years later it has been developed for the professional beauty market. A fabulous solution for sustainability-focussed ‘green beauty’ business owners who are keen to balance efficiency, efficacy and affordability with minimal global impact, leaping bunny approved and vegan certified credentials. Find out how you can get your hands on a free sample and save money with Aqua Naturals professional refill service.
35:37
November 07, 2020
Beauty & The Business Beast - Rochelle White - Rochelle White PR Agency
Beauty & The Business Beast - Rochelle White - Rochelle White PR Agency
Rochelle White Agency are a full service creative PR and Marketing agency working within the Consumer, Lifestyle and Leisure industries. Based in Milton Keynes and London, they have been helping brands stand out and be culturally relevant for the past five years. They believe hair and beauty brands deserve more when it comes to working with agencies. They bring a personal touch, a creative outlook and get brands in the minds and hands of their ideal audiences. They’ve helped to create and build global brands by working with key journalists, publications (print and online), TV placements, radio and getting brands in the hands of the right influencers and celebrities.
31:40
September 30, 2020
Beauty & The Business Beast - Katie Godfrey - Education Provider & Business Mentor
Beauty & The Business Beast - Katie Godfrey - Education Provider & Business Mentor
Katie Godfrey - running five companies; three teams and involved in 25 salons. Katie has carved out an impressive career in the beauty industry and is regularly featured as a beauty professional and business owner in national press and many television interviews. Founder and owner of KG salon, KG professional lash training and supplies, a podcast, guest writer on a book and now business mentor and mastermind coach. She is a beauty business powerhouse!
25:32
September 30, 2020
Beauty & The Business Beast - Jules White - Sales Coach
Beauty & The Business Beast - Jules White - Sales Coach
Jules White is the author of ‘Live It, Love It, Sell It’, keynote sales speaker who recently made her Ted X debut to share her love of all things ‘UHP’ in the (often unloved) world of selling. Entrepreneur of DragonsDen fame, founder of Truly Madly Baby and most recently guest speaker at The Fantastic Hairdresser conference in London- I just had to invite Jules along to speak to you about ‘salon selling’ for the future! Check out Jules links here: https://linktr.ee/livelovesellit
31:01
August 24, 2020
Beauty & The Business Beast - Hilary Hall- National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF)
Beauty & The Business Beast - Hilary Hall- National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF)
Our inaugural podcast simply had to be a legend of the industry.... and Hilary Hall from the NHBF really fits the bill. The National Hair & Beauty Federation (formerly NHF) was founded in 1942 and has been supporting the hair and beauty industry with all things business and legal for almost eight decades! The NHBF is a membership organisation; a bonafide independent, not for profit, trade association who support our industry exclusively.  They have been leading the coronavirus recovery effort as a representative and advisor throughout; alongside 4 other bodies. This is not new activity; they have been lobbying support for government changes around VAT and NMW increases for years. But Covid has really provided a platform for their exposure; Hilary has been interviewed on almost every news channel and radio station and thousands of hairdressers, beauticians and technicians have been glued to their social updates after every Boris briefing. We tied Hilary down to talk more broadly about her predictions for the industry, her 'one wish' for salon professionals and why her husband gives such good business advice! (30mins) F:www.facebook.com/nhbfsocial I: www.instagram.com/nhbfsocial L: NHBFsocial W: www.nhbf.co.uk
30:15
July 29, 2020