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EP13 – Know the past with Andy Heasman and Brett MacDonald

This week we want to discuss how the history of hairdressing influence the future. We talk about our hairdressing heritage, the progression of education, products, tools and how attitudes have developed for both hairdressers and clients.

On the panel…

Brett MacDonald – Founder of CULt education, and twice-nominated Australian hairdresser of the year, Brett has had a thriving career over the past two decades. In this time, he has studied with Vidal Sassoon, helped the British hairdressing franchise, Mahogany expand to Australia and acted as UK Creative Director for Saco Schools.
Andy Heasman –  international creative director and founding artistic team member of RUSH,  Andy is also the franchisee owner of RUSH Victoria. He has been with Rush for almost 20 years and what a journey he has had in that time! He’s travelled extensively all over the world to present seminars and trend forecasts on his passion – cutting. 

Hot topics

• Importance of heritage – 1 min 40 secs
• Schools of hairdressing – 3 mins 10 secs
• Dressing hair – 5 mins 32 secs
• Attitude to training – 8 mins 32 secs
• Challenges to education – 9 mins 55 secs
• Clients styling own hair – 13 mins 21 secs
• Using head blocks – 15 mins 50 secs
• Products – 20 mins 30 secs
• Creating projects – 23 mins 3 secs
• Skills that stick in your mind – 28 mins 40 secs


• Toni & Guy
• Vidal Sassoon
• CULt Education
• Rush
• Blowdry bars
• Andrew Collinge
• Patrick Cameron

Hosts: Nicky Pope and Lilly Cox
Guests: Brett MacDonald and Andy Heasman

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