News added 05/03/15: Enchanting in person and equally engaging in print, Toni Mascolo has put down in writing his ‘rags to riches’ story of how he and his brothers built what is arguably one of the industry’s most iconic brands. From leaving his homeland Italy at the age of 14, to receiving a knighthood, Toni’s tale spills secrets and advice in equal measure. You have to admit to being intrigued as to how his family suffers poverty, death and heartbreak as well as enjoying supreme success.
Toni: My Story – Hardback, £17.99. John Blake Publishing
News added: 22/05/2013
Toni&Guy founder and CEO, Toni Mascolo OBE has been appointed an Honorary Professor at Durham University Business School – making him only the third entrepreneur ever to have received this accolade. It adds to the celebrations for Toni who is much in the news as he marks the 50th year anniversary for the Toni&Guy brand. In a speech to the University Business School students, alumni and corporate partners, Toni talked about opening the first ever Toni&Guy salon in south London in 1963.. and how his company has progressed to become the blueprint for modern hairdressing education, and helped elevated hairdressing to the profession it is today. Respect is due… in lorry-loads!
“My story, and the story of TONI&GUY, is ultimately about giving people the tools to succeed. Fifty years ago I set out to build a franchise that combined high standards and creativity with individual empowerment. I would say to new mangers, ‘Your success is our success, we give you the tools but you make our business great.’”
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