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EP06 – Image of hairdressing with Andrew Hall

This week, we’re talking about how to improve the industry’s image with Andrew Hall. The public’s perception of hairdressing is really not as high as it should be. We discuss the many career paths that are available within this industry and how we can start shouting about this to encourage more school leavers to want to do hairdressing apprenticeships.

On the panel…

Andrew Hall– has more than 30 years experience, and is the art director of Idlewild hairdressing – a five-strong chain of salons across Oxfordshire. Andrew founded Idlewild back in 2001 alongside his business partners, Mark Creed and Sam Harding. One of the  things we love most about Idlewild is that they really do what they can to give back to the community by fundraising for a number of local charities.

Hot topics:

  • Attraction to the industry – 1 min
  • Setting up a business – 2 mins 33 secs
  • The image – 3 min 31 secs
  • Hairdressing television programmes – 6 mins 27 secs
  • Importance of training – 7 min 25 secs
  • Job enjoyment – 9 mins 42 secs
  • Appealing to students – 11 mins 15 secs
  • Job opportunities – 13 mins 33 secs
  • Community and people – 14 mins 18 secs
  • Social media -17 mins 49 secs
  • Why is hairdressing undervalued – 19 mins 47 secs
  • Spotting illness – 21 mins 44 secs
  • Brand support – 23 mins 16 secs
  • Promote a better image – 25 mins 43 secs


 Hosts: Nicky Pope, Lilly Cox
Guest: Andrew Hall

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