How To Cut It is the UK and Irelands No.1 and original hair industry podcast since 2017.  Created and hosted by, Dom Lehane, the podcast is dedicated to giving hairdressers and barbers of all levels the insights, inspirations and information to the many exciting pathways and opportunities available to you – helping you to a discovering your next step to a successful and fulfilling career in the hairdressing and barbering industry.

Whether you’re just starting out, an apprentice, salon based hairstylist, freelancer, barber, salon owner, educator or anyone else who works, or is looking for a career in the hairdressing and barbering industry, How To Cut It can help you with all our online interviews and guides from today’s leading hairdressers and barbers, and those experts knowledgeable about helping you get the most out of you’re hairdressing and barbering careers.

Who is Dom Lehane?

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Currently celebrating over 30+ years in hairdressing, I’m the owner of Dominic Lehane Salon, and founder of leading online community and live events platform for hairdressers, HairClubLive. And as a fourth generation hairdresser it would be fair to say that hairdressing runs through my veins, but it hasn’t always been plain sailing…

Fresh out of school as a 16 year old lad in June 1986, I headed off to London’s Covent Garden to begin working as a trainee hairdresser at the world famous Trevor Sorbie Salon. Fast track forward 6 months later and I’m back home working in my mums small local hairdressers on the outskirts of Northampton – a large industrial town in the heart of England, famed more for it’s shoe industry than it’s haute couture. This was not part of my master plan. Where do I go from here?

The birth of How To Cut It

In a era long before Google and social media there was not a lot of advice out there that purely focused on career opportunities in the hairdressing and barbering industry outside that of the big cities. Feeling lost and in the wilderness I needed to know more on the opportunities and pathways that were out there. I wanted career advice that related to my personal goals. I craved to hear the stories from my hairdressing icons on how they got to where they did. Quite simply, I needed a one-stop resource guide to help direct me and my fledgling hairdressing career, keeping me both motivated and ambitious enough to stay in hairdressing…

How To Cut It is here and ready to help you

31 years later and with the accessibility of being online never being easier, I’m delighted to finally bring you that one-stop resource guide I needed back in 1986. Welcome to How To Cut It!

No matter where you’re based or level of experience, my promise to you is to open all the opportunities and careers pathways out there to help build your hairdressing and barbering careers.

Whether using our how to guides, listening to my guest interviews or learning of those go-getting opportunities that the world of hairdressing and barbering has to offer you, I’ll be sure to help get you get to where you want to be in this fantastic and fast moving industry. So if your seeking an amazing and varied career in the hairdressing and barbering industry then sign up HERE for our very latest How To Cut It guides or to listen to my free weekly podcast shows subscribe HERE.

Dom Lehane