Welcome back to the second episode of our 3 part series: #AskForWella Podcast. A specially promoted series where we get inside the minds of Wella Professionals Leading Colour Experts, sharing their top tips, hair hacks and future visions to help you smash-it in todays competitive hair colouring world.

I’m excited to have joining me today, Creative Director at Russell Eaton and the muti-award winning stylist linked to Wella Professionals as their Technical UK and Ireland Director, Robert Eaton. If you’re looking for the colour world tips and hacks from a true colour expert which you can adapt to real salon life, then our conversation with Robert has bucket loads of them for you. I know that after hearing this episode that you’re going to be so inspired to take action by what Robert shares with you today!

You can expect to hear lots of juicy stuff from Robert, such as meeting clients colour expectations, how to manage your salon column, colour hair hacks and tips, and how to adapt colour trends to your salon life and clients – It’s of epic proportion! Having this quality conversation coming directly into your ears, you are going to be fired to action thats going to help take you’re salon colour business to new dimensions. Let’s dive in to it!

If you want to hear the episodes from our other #AskForWella Podcast series with Zoe Irwin and Meiju Thornley, you’ll find it here:

Understanding UK Colour Trends with Zoe Irwin

How Colour Technology is Changing the Hair Industry – with Meiju Thornley


Thanks For Listening:

Special thanks to Robert Eaton for joining me today.

Be sure to join us for next Wednesday’s #AskForWella final Podcast Series 1 with Global Education Director for Wella Professionals, Meiju Thornley.

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Until then, Peace, Love and Smiles all the way… Goodbye!


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Today’s Guest

Robert Eaton is a multi-award winning stylist and the Creative Director at Russell Eaton salons in Leeds and Barnsley. Robert is widely known within the industry as a true colour expert and has extensive knowledge in a wide area of hair and styling, as well as being a fully qualified trichologist – making him one of the most in-demand hairdressers in the region.

Robert’s career started in 1996 when he joined his father, Russell Eaton, in the family’s Barnsley salon as an apprentice. Robert’s skills and dedication saw him rapidly rise up to become one of the most respected names in the hairdressing industry.

Show notes:

Here’s some of what we cover in todays series episode

  • >> 00 min 38 sec: Show intro
  • >> 03 min 33 sec: Insight in to Roberts role to Wella Professionals
  • >> 04 min 45 sec: How salons and products have evolved for today’s consumers
  • >> 08 min 44 sec: Meeting clients expectations
  • >> 09 min 42 sec: How to manage your salon column
  • >> 15 min 09 sec: Being honest to your client on what is achievable
  • >> 19 min 55 sec: Team’s role on salon appointments
  • >> 23 min 13 sec: Tips on time efficiency to managing colour appointments
  • >> 25 min 30 sec: Why prices should be based on service time
  • >> 31 min 29 sec: Robert’s hair colour tips & hacks
  • >> 33 min 32 sec: Why you need to be offering skin tests
  • >> 37 min 50 sec: Adapting colour trends to your salon life and clients
  • >> 41 min 41 sec: Robert’s favourite Wella Professionals colour ranges
  • >> 43 min 45 sec: Wella Professionals Academy classes with Robert
  • >> 45 min 05 sec: Show outro