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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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!
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
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)