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The Capital Cut Podcast is your dose of hair and beauty reality!

Full of exciting talks with some very influential hair and beauty professionals, about how they started and why the love what they do. We promise to bring you all the advice, laugher and inspiration you need to get your business on track.  

Series 3 starts Monday 8th November with celebrity stylist Jack Luckhurst!

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Presented by Hair & Beauty Journalist Charisse Kenion (@charissekenion)

 

SERIES 3

Series 3 - Episode 1

Monday 8th November

Jack Luckhurst  is someone who has followed his gut from day one. At just 21 he is the go-to stylist and extensions expert for the likes of influencers like Molly-Mae Hague and Lottie Tomlinson, and this is all down to the fact that he forged his own path, often impatiently, he says! 

In this episode Jack shares an awkward moment that really taught him the benefits of keeping the personal separate from business, and why he has never focused on social media, only his craft.

Follow Jack on Instagram @jackluckhurst .To stay tuned to all things Capital, follow us @capitalhair. Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe and review - it only makes us better.

 

Hosted by Charisse Kenion.

 

Series 3 - Episode 2

Monday 15th November

Anabel VangelovaAnabel Vangelova is a beauty therapist based in Burgess Hill who is about to open her first salon. In this episode, lash specialist Anabel discusses how the pandemic forced her to rethink her business and dream big. We talk about the highs and lows of lockdown life, how Anabel motivates herself as a sole founder and she shares how an appointment with her is more than just a lash treatment. 

Follow Anabel on Instagram @anabelvangelova To stay tuned to all things Capital, follow us @capitalhair. Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe and review - it only makes us better.

 

Hosted by Charisse Kenion.

Series 3 - Episode 3

Monday 22nd November

When Eoin Cotter co-founded The Manicure Company in 2016, he knew that the mission was clear; creating quality products that could give every nail pro what they needed, while ensuring the very best in customer service. Today The Manicure Company is the number 1 online gel nails brand and is exclusive to Capital Hair and Beauty.

In this episode Eoin shares his unique background of business and creativity and what it takes to stay on top in the nail industry. He also shares about his love for plants post-pandemic - 33 and counting! - and why he truly enjoys his work.

Eoin Recommends: Check out the full TMC range here, including the new Christmas Collection and new Pro Press Tips which save you time and money! https://www.capitalhairandbeauty.co.uk/brands/the-manicure-company

Find out more on Instagram @the_manicure_company .To stay tuned to all things Capital, follow us @capitalhair. Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe and review - it only makes us better.

Hosted by Charisse Kenion.

 

Series 3 Episode 4

Monday 29th November

Andy Smith is that hairdresser that can do it all. Not only is Andy Indola’s Global Ambassador, he’s also brilliant at educating and is a session stylist whose latest work can be seen at the movies.

In this episode Andy shares all about his hair journey, and why becoming an ambassador might well seem glamorous but is a lot of hard work. Of course he loves it all and he also shares which Indola products he loves!

Andy Recommends: Indola’s Act Now! It's completely ahead of the rest when it comes to sustainable products that really deliver. https://www.capitalhairandbeauty.co.uk/search-results?searchterm=act+now&searchterm_submit=Go 

Hosted by Charisse Kenion.

 

Series 3 Episode 4

Monday 6th November

This week’s episode is all about the power and potential of learning. We speak to not one, but two educators from Training Solutions; Lisa Stone is a lash, brows and waxing expert for Salon System and she also runs her own holistic beauty practice, while Derry Vilcans-Moody is Director of Hair at Training Solutions and also has his own salon. Both Lisa and Derry are passionate about and dedicated to furthering the education of others, as well as themselves.

In this episode Derry and Lisa express the joy they still feel when they learn something new, express why training is even more important post-pandemic and share their latest favourites when it comes to the training courses that could truly positively impact your business.

Lisa Recommends: It’s the season for full-on lashes and brows, so be sure to check out the latest from Salon System, including our Naturalash range of individual lashes: https://www.capitalhairandbeauty.co.uk/beauty/eyelash-enhancement/individual-lashes

Derry Recommends: Bridal season is approaching, so check out our Trend Bridal and Event Hair Blended Course. https://www.capitalhairandbeauty.co.uk/training/hair-courses/styling/trend-bridal-and-event-hair-course

 

Hosted by Charisse Kenion.

 

SERIES 2

Series 2 - Episode 1

Marlon Hawkins is one of those hairdressers who truly can't keep his creativity inside. Currently in his eighth year at Brooks and Brooks - home to the British Hairdresser of the Year Sally Brooks - Marlon has such amazing energy, and a great sense of humour!

 

In this episode, recorded during lockdown, Marlon shares why he believes that the intensive training process of vardering is the best way to hone your craft, and why he sees value in underpromising and overdelivering because doing the opposite can get you in trouble... Marlon also shares the SS21 trends he's most excited about when it comes to cut and colour and why he can't wait to get travelling again.

 

Follow Marlon on Instagram @marlonjhawkins and be sure to check out @brookshair too! To stay tuned to all things Capital, follow us @capitalhair. Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe and review - it only makes us better.

 

Hosted by Charisse Kenion.

 

Series 2 - Episode 2

This week's guest is the inimitable Simon Shaw. For around two decades Simon has become internationally renowned as the Global Artistic Director at Wahl. During that time he's become known as an icon, an innovator and the creator of many a barber technique - and he’s also a master at speaking onstage. 

 

In this episode Simon shares what keeps him motivated and why he thinks it’s important for every hair and beauty pro to get comfortable with speaking in public.

 

Follow Simon on Instagram @simonshawwahl and be sure to check out @wahlpro too! To stay tuned to all things Capital, follow us @capitalhair. Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe and review - it only makes us better.

 

Hosted by Charisse Kenion.

 

Series 2 - Episode 3

Helena Biggs is the Managing Editor of leading nail industry bible, Scratch Magazine. In this episode she shares some hilarious celebrity encounters during her journalism career (think awkward), how she got started in media and what she’s most looking forward to doing to her nails as soon as salons open on the 12th!

 

Also, Scratch Magazine is offering all Capital Cut listeners 20% off a subscription to the magazine. Simply use the code CAPITAL at checkout at https://www.scratchmagazine.co.uk/store/. Follow Scratch on Instagram @scratchmagazine and to stay tuned to all things Capital, follow us @capitalhair. Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe and review - it only makes us better.

 

Hosted by Charisse Kenion.

 

Series 2 - Episode 4

Julie Bellinger is the inimitable founder of Gorgeous PR. Based in Brighton, with around four decades worth of experience in the PR world, Julie actually started out in fashion before moving into hair. In this episode we discuss how PR has changed over the years and she shares some amazing stories of celebrity clients, including some highly influential politicians!

 

Follow Julie's PR company on Instagram @gorgeousprhair and to stay tuned to all things Capital, follow us @capitalhair. Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe and review - it only makes us better.

 

Hosted by Charisse Kenion.

 

SERIES 1

Series 1 - Episode 1

We’re so excited to launch our very first episode with the Balayage Boss; Samantha Cusick! In this episode Samantha explains the amazing story of how she opened her first salon, and why she’s become known as a bit of an expert when it comes to using social media to promote your salon.

 

Known in the hair industry as the Balayage Boss, Samantha wows her 75,000-strong Instagram audience with breathtaking balayage and also some brilliant tips on lockdown maintenance and styling. In this episode Samantha shares the inspiring story of opening her first salon, and how she managed to harness the power of social media to build her brand.

 

You can follow Samantha @samanthacusicklondon and her personal account is @Samantha.cusick. To stay tuned to all things Capital, follow us @capitalhair. Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe and review - it only makes us better.

 

Hosted by Charisse Kenion.


Series 1 - Episode 2

If there's something OPI Education Manager Belinda Price doesn't know about nails, it's just not worth knowing! With three decades of working in nails under her belt, Belinda knows everything and anything about the nail industry.

 

Recorded before Christmas, Belinda shares how she was one of the first people to play with nail art and admits that, initially, she wasn't very good at it! But today Belinda is the one who teaches the teachers. As if that wasn't enough, Belinda can truly say she eats, sleeps and breathes nails, because all of her daughters are trained nail techs too! She shares how that family dynamic plays out, especially during lockdown, and shares what it's like to work in education in the beauty industry.

 

You can follow Belinda @belinda_opi and be sure to check out @opi_professionals. To stay tuned to all things Capital, follow us @capitalhair. Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe and review - it only makes us better. 

 

Hosted by Charisse Kenion.


Series 1 - Episode 3

If there's been one recurring theme over the past several months it's burnout - from literally working too hard to not having enough to do and punishing ourselves for not doing enough; the feelings and emotions that we have all had to face during periods of lockdown has been challenging to say the least. In this episode, recorded at the end of 2020, celebrity stylist and Color Wow International Creative Director Dom Heeley opens up about how his own drive for perfection caused his body to start letting him down.

 

Dom also shares how he got his start in hair at an early age and tells us about what it's really like to be a stylist for the likes of major celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Huda Kattan.

 

You can find Dom on Instagram @domseeley and be sure to check out @colorwowhair too! To stay tuned to all things Capital, follow us @capitalhair. Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe and review - it only makes us better.

 

Hosted by Charisse Kenion.


Series 1 - Episode 4

Lisa Stone is truly an expert in the field of beauty. Known for her work with Salon System as a Lash and Brow Specialist, Lisa is also a waxing wizard and knows how to give her clients the best by focusing on their needs. Because of her approach she's known as a therapist that can put her clients instantly at ease, so they can truly enjoy the experience.

 

In this episode, recorded at the end of 2020, Lisa shares how she started in the business, what she loves about her job and also opens up about the one thing she feels can stand in her way: self-confidence. It's the desire to build upon her confidence and know her worth as a therapist with decades of experience that has led Lisa down a more mindful path, and she explains why she's passionate about making mindfulness a priority in the beauty world.

 

Follow Lisa on Instagram @lisa_obrienstone and be sure to check out what @salonsystem is up to! To stay tuned to all things Capital, follow us @capitalhair. Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe and review - it only makes us better.

 

Hosted by Charisse Kenion.


What’s next? We can’t wait to share our future guests, but we’d also love to know who YOU’D like to hear from on The Capital Cut. If there’s a hair or beauty pro that you’ve always wanted to know more about, let us know over on Instagram @capitalhair.

 

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