This is an enjoyable one! I’m sitting down for a conversation with Carolyn Newman, a renowned global hair colour expert. Today we are going to learn all about Carolyn’s successful career story to date, and her next stage working as a freelance colourist and educator.

Educating customers and hairdressers around the globe with her latest colouring techniques, Carolyn is revered for combining superb technical and creative skills to create the ultimate colourist. Known for her inspiring contemporary colour and enthusiastic presentation style, her passion is to always give a personalised and beautiful colour for every client.

Part of Carolyn’s previous experience has seen her work with the Charles Worthington Salons as their Colour & Education Director for 25 years. She is now very excited about this next stage working as a freelance colourist and educator and passing on her colour knowledge, techniques, skills and experience to the worldwide hairdressing industry and next generation of talent. Hopefully after hearing this episode you’ll too be motivated and inspired into the world of hair colouring. Enjoy!

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Today’s Guest

A renowned colour expert with over 30 years’ experience, educating customers and hairdressers around the globe with her latest colouring techniques. Combining superb technical and creative skills to create the ultimate colourist. Known for her inspiring contemporary colour and enthusiastic presentation style, her passion is to always give a personalised and beautiful colour for every client.

Credentials and Experience
1993 – FAME team – Member of the first ever FAME team for The British Fellowship for Hairdressing
1997 – First colourist awarded 99% for the L’Oréal Colour Specialist Degree
2012 – Winner of UK Most Wanted Colour Expert at the Creative Head Magazine’s awards
Past international educator for L’Oréal Professional and current UK educator for Schwarzkopf and Tribute Academy and freelance educator and presenter

Judging
Carolyn is a regular judge for The British Hairdressing Awards, Most Wanted Awards, L’Oréal Colour Trophy UK, Australian, German, Brazilian & Canadian L’Oréal Colour Trophy and Dutch and Australian Hair Award

Show notes:

  • 5 min 00 sec: Carolyn shares her start in hairdressing
  • 6 min 45 sec: Carolyn’s previous salons worked at
  • 8 min 15 sec: Being part of the first ever British Fellowship for Hairdressings FAME Team 93
  • 11 min 47 sec: Supporting and building the next generation of hairdressers
  • 14 min 45 sec: Being a freelance educator
  • 16 min 15 sec: Colour course and educational plans Carolyn offers
  • 22 min 30 sec: Colour your column
  • 24 min 05: Why Carolyn likes attending hairdressing events
  • 27 min 01 sec: Advice to being a hairdressing educator
  • 30 min 22 sec: Tips to giving quality education to your salon team
  • 31 min 50 sec: Specialising in just one area of hairdressing
  • 34 min 29 sec: Carolyn shares on the fundamentals when starting out learning colour
  • 35 min 42 sec: Why to learn colour theory is really important
  • 37 min 40 sec: Charging for colour consultations
  • 38 min 35 sec: Consultations online
  • 40 min 10 sec: What Carolyn looks for when judging top hairdressing competitions and awards
  • 42 min 08 sec: What to expect next from Carolyn
  • 43 min 16 sec: How to book Carolyn for education work
  • 44 min 23 sec: Dom’s Quick Fire Questions

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