Social Media coach Vivienne Johns – founder of The Hairdresser’s Social Club – has created a year-long career-building mentor scheme for a select number of her former students.
The A-List is an elite group of seasoned Social Clubbers who have completed the 12-week course at least once (in some cases, multiple times) and are ready to take their career to the next level. Having implemented everything they have already learned, the A-list know how to create content to attract their dream clients, impress new stylists, win awards and work with brands.
‘The A-List was created as a natural extension of the Social Club, as a means of providing further opportunities and industry exposure for our most passionate students’ says Vivienne. ‘My hope is to facilitate brand collaborations and contributions to the hairdressing press, while continuing to mentor these talented individuals.’
Nicola Magee: Salon owner Nicola has worked as a hairdresser for 17 years and loves making her clients hair dreams become a reality. Passionate about teaching, she believes that ‘education is everything’ and hope to be able to give a new generation of stylists ‘the best possible start to their career’.
Rachael Lomax: Educator and salon owner Rachael is a copper specialist and has won multiple awards for her creative colour work. Keen to progress in education, she hopes to take on more session work in 2022, as well as creating more successful photographic collections.
Rachel Young: Owner of a Newcastle-based beauty salon, Rachel is a Master Lash Specialist and has worked with Russian volume lashes for over ten years.
Anna Stubbs: Anna describes herself as ‘the hair influencer that will help you achieve your hair goals.’ With over ten years industry experience, Anna has worked with leading hair brands and her content is born out of an ambition to simplify hair and styling advice.
Marina Hodgins: Hairdressing since she was 13, Marina is the owner of a Gloucester-based salon, established over 30 years ago. Dedicated to her clients, she is committed to providing a friendly, professional and bespoke service at every appointment.
Coral Jade: Colour expert Coral Jade loves the science behind colour. A Schwarzkopf colour master, she is passionate about education and passing on her skills and knowledge to a new generation of stylists.
Tori Kiff: North Devon’s only curl specialist, Tori has developed her own curl techniques and is currently working on the best way to colour hair without affecting the curl pattern. A trained Mental Health First Aider, she feels privileged to help clients enhance and embrace their natural beauty.
Christina Faye Ruddal: Home salon owner Christina wants to change the way people view home salons. Committed to her own professional development, she is always striving to improve her skills and expand her knowledge to provide the best possible service for her clients.
Barb Mahony: Owner of Leicester’s Do My Hair, Barb’s salon ethos is based around the guest experience and creating an inspiring workplace for staff. Guests are treated to eye masks and heated shoulder pillows at the back wash and returning guests gain access to an exclusive VIP social club, which includes monthly guest speakers and demonstrations.
Sharon Roberts: A bridal specialists and business mentor, Sharon has won multiple awards. As well as regular clients, Sharon also styles for over 40 brides – and their bridal parties – every year and works regularly with a leading boutique, styling on fashion and editorial shoots.
Gráinne McClelland: Gráinne works from home and has been a hairdresser since leaving school. She prides herself on spending time building a one-to-one relationship with her clients to ensure the very best experience at every appointment.
Leanne Humphries: Previously a salon owner, Leanne now mentors and coaches stylists and managers to get the best out of their careers, challenging the concepts we have been trained in and questioning how we can adapt to the current world. She is currently writing a book bringing together key tips and advice for a successful hairdressing career.
Valerie Kelly: Hairdressing for over 37 years, salon owner Valerie has dedicated her career to training up-and-coming stylists and watching them achieve their ‘light bulb moments.’ A blonde specialist, she describes bleach as her ‘best friend’, loves hairdressing education and is ‘obsessed’ with social media.
Lisa Carter: Self-confessed ‘blow-dry queen’ Lisa aims to make her clients feel ultra-glam at every appointment. She is passionate about educating clients on how to maintain their hair at home with suitable products and techniques, and dreams of creating her signature blow-outs for red carpet events.
Fiona Canning McGinty: Fiona is owner of the Ark I Tec salon in Bradford, specialising in colour services. Passionate and creative, she has been a bridal stylist for over 20 years and is a fully qualified Great Lengths extensionist.
Cally Borg: Cally describes herself as a ‘lifestyle hairstylist’ who creates ‘epic hair for local babes.’ A member of the We Love Hair Art Team, she also works as a mentor, helping stylists to grow their business and build confidence.
Thom Robb: Thom, from Cumbria, is a content creator and colour expert, specialising in lived-in blondes.
Michelle Brace: An ambitious, self-confessed perfectionist, Michelle is a ‘dream hair and self-confidence creator’, best known for producing beautiful blondes and flawlessly blended balayage.
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