I love a great story of dedication, commitment and romance. Well this podcast today certainly ticks all of them boxes, as I’m sitting down for a conversation with husband and wife and hairdressing duo, Jack Mead and Lydia Wolfe.

I only really got to know about Jack and Lydia over the last year through their growing presence on social media. But away from the high profile personas that they have created, is an incredible story that goes much deeper into this talented young couple. Through hard work and a passion for what they want out of life, they have gone about setting up their boutique hair salon ‘Jack and the Wolfe’ in a gorgeous coastal village in the South of England.

Jack and Lydia will be revealing how they took the risk of setting up their salon business whilst still developing a blossoming new relationship, and all on a limited budget. It’s a great listen for all of you wanting some guidance on how opening a salon doesn’t have to take huge amounts of money. But you will need to ask yourself these two questions: What are you prepared to give up to making this happen? How emotionally ready are you for running your own business?

I have so much respect for Jack and Lydia. Not only for all the industry accolades and determination they have, but more for simply being a lovely humble couple who are carving out the best future they can, for both them and their daughter.

Want even more from this interview with Jack and Lydia, then tune into this weeks premium Xtra Show podcast HERE.



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Thank you to Jack Mead and Lydia Wolfe for joining me on todays podcast.

Until next Monday, Peace, Love and Smiles all the way… Goodbye.



Today’s Guest

Jack Mead has been part of the hair team for ITV’s The X Factor, a L’Oreal Colour Trophy Semil Finalist, American Crew All Stars UK Top 6 and recently came 4th place in the UK World Precision Cutting Championships.

Lydia Wolfe’s reputation as a colour specialist has seen her published numerous times in the top industry publications, presenting on stage for colour powerhouse Goldwell and educating across the country with Lee Stafford Education. Her photographic work won internationally at Goldwell Color Zoom in the largest global hairdressing competition as well as UK Gold not once but twice consecutively in 2017 and 2018 therefore representing the country in the global final.  In the last 2 years Lydia has won the title of Men’s Colour Genius at Colour World in London, claimed the title of Hampshire Colorist of the Year and most importantly of all given birth to a beautiful baby girl called Unity.


Show notes:

Heres some of what we cover in todays episode with Jack Mead and Lydia Wolfe.

  • 00 min 00 sec: Intro into Jack and Lydia.
  • 06 min 47 sec: Jack and Lydia becoming a couple.
  • 16 min 53 sec: The story to becaming the 50/50 owners of Jack and the Wolfe.
  • 27 min 15 sec: Sharing the some business values and core philosophies.
  • 31 min 10 sec: Being emotionally ready for business.
  • 38 min 09 sec: Lydia falling pregnant just before opening the business.
  • 44 min 06 sec: Opening the salon business on a small budget and sacrifices made.
  • 57 min 30 se: The clients attracted to the salon.
  • 59 min 28 sec: The next step and expansion of business.