Right now is the age of the hair colourist and in todays episode you’re going to hear just why. Because joining me today is former British Colour Technician of The Year, Clayde Baumann, and he is going to be sharing with you his expertise and advice on how you too can smash it as hair colourist – no matter where you are based!

South African born Clayde is recognised throughout the industry for his technical prowess and marked creative ability, who travels the globe representing the D&J Ambrose Art Team, alongside his prestigious role as a Global Guest Artist for Wella. As a colour authority I’ve brought Clayde on to help us understand what it really does take to create colour work that your clients are going to adore, so that you can rise above your competition as a colour expert.

No matter what level of hair colouring you are currently at, Clayde’s love, enthusiasm and knowledge of all that hair colouring is will get you fired up to maximise this highly profitable side of the hairdressing industry. So sit back, relax, and let’s talk the world of hair colouring with the incredibly talented Clayde Baumann.

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Special thanks to Clayde Baumann for joining me today. Until next time!


Today’s Guest

With 18 years of experience, former British Colour Technician of The Year, Clayde is a specialist in corrective and creative hair colour, heading the colour department of one of the most successful, highly decorated, independent salons in the UK. Maintaining a keen focus on technical skill building, creativity, innovation, trend forecasting and direction as well as platform artistry, Clayde travels extensively representing the D&J Ambrose in an educational and inspirational capacity and champions the Wella brand as a Global Guest Artist.

Show notes:

  • 2 min 44 sec: Clayde’s role as a hair colourist
  • 4 min 18 sec: Working alongside Darren Ambrose
  • 5 min 50 sec: Sharing your knowledge
  • 7 min 04 sec: What took Clayde into hair colouring
  • 7 min 58 sec: The strengths you need to have to be a successful hair colourist
  • 9 min 34 sec: Going from South African hairdressing to British hairdressing
  • 11 min 38 sec: Clayde’s brand of hair colouring
  • 14 min 02 sec: Colour consultation
  • 15 min 39 sec: Staff trained in all hairdressing disciplines
  • 16 min 38 sec: Tips to becoming a successful hair colourist
  • 18 min 20 sec: Personal growth to becoming a colourist
  • 20 min 14 sec: No excuse to succeed as a colourist
  • 22 min 8 sec: Becoming an award winning colourist
  • 23 min 54 sec: The inspirations behind a collection
  • 25 min 15 sec: Getting excited as a team by researching
  • 27 min 27 sec: Storing ideas, thoughts, buzzwords
  • 29 min 17 sec: British by Design collection
  • 34 min 07 sec: Expressive colour
  • 36 min 35 sec: Moving away from full-head highlights, balayage and ombre
  • 38 min 18 sec: Techniques that maximise long hair
  • 40 min 59 sec: Salon time slots to booking hair colouring appointments
  • 42 min 07 sec: Sell the idea and vision to your clients
  • 44 min 08 sec: Education with D&J Ambrose
  • 46 min 24 sec: Future plans for Clayde
  • 48 min 25 sec: Dom’s Quick Fire Quetions