Today I have a very special guest: Sophia Hilton owner of Not Another Salon, Not Another Academy, and Not Another Social!

An originator, influencer, creator, entrepreneur, giver, and a huge global following of superfans has turned Sophia into a hairdressing superstar. And in today’s episode I’m super-buzzed and honoured to be bringing this very special lady back on to the show to hear whats been going down in her world since we last spoke back in Episode 006. Believe me, you really won’t to miss this one!

At just 30 years of age, Sophia has achieved so much in her career already and shows no signs of letting up. In only two and half years she has opened the Not Another Salon, delivers over 65 courses a year with the Not Another Academy, and most recently launched Not Another Social. And to top all this off, she’s recently became a mum to her bay son, Hendrix. Not much, eh!?

Today we’re going to be talking all about the growth of her Not Another brands, becoming a new mum and some juicy exclusives into her new, never been done before, affordable social media consultancy for the hair industry.

This episode is packed full, and at times, touched with genuine emotion from Sophia. I feel extremely privileged to have her share with us all so many areas of her business and personal life. This is an interview that will give you very rare and better understanding of who the real Sophia Hilton is… something that Instagram can never do! So sit back, relax, and enjoy – this is Not Another Podcast!

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Special thanks to Sophia Hilton for joining me today. Until next time!

Today’s Guest

At only 30 years old Sophia Hilton is the owner of the game changing, 8 times award winning, Not Another Salon, which has quickly become one of the most talked about Salons in the Uk and around the world. Not Another Academy, the salons sister business, is leading the way a new type of honest and ‘real’ education running 65 course a year and across 5 countries- and they have only been open 2.5 years. The recently launched Not Another Social, is shaking up the industry with a new, never been done before, affordable social media consultancy.

Show notes:

Here’s some of the things we discuss in today’s episode

  • 00 min 29 sec: Dom’s show intro
  • 04 min 48 sec: Sophia brings us up to date on whats been going on for her
  • 05 min 35 sec: One of Sophia’s biggest challenges in the salon at present
  • 06 min 52 sec: Sophia’s primary aims
  • 08 min 35 sec: Not being comfortable with the changes to Sophia’s life
  • 10 min 15 sec: Sophia striking a balance to her family and business
  • 11 min 54 sec: A difficult time to being a new mum
  • 16 min 02 sec: Creating an educational and encouraging academy thats not intimidating to students
  • 19 min 36 sec: Being open to our insecurities of failures
  • 21 min 09 sec: Making education easy again
  • 22 min 38 sec: Looking after people as individuals
  • 24 min 05 sec: When we stop taking chances when we become senior stylists
  • 25 min 34 sec: Sophia and her mum
  • 30 min 00 sec: Lead educators and courses at Not Another Academy
  • 31 min 13 min: Equal opportunity pricing
  • 32 min 43 sec: Not Another Social
  • 34 min 39 sec: Exclusive to Sophia’s brand new Social Media company for the hair industry
  • 39 min 27 sec: Teaching the other stuff thats unique to the industry
  • 40 min 37 sec: Why Sophia pulled out of the British Hairdressing Awards this year
  • 45 sec 18 min: The reason Sophia enters the Creative Head Awards
  • 46 min 22 min: Sophia going South Africa and Australia on tour
  • 47 min 49 sec: Interns helping out at Not Another Salon
  • 49 min 06 sec: Georgia Bell as an intern at Not Another Salon
  • 50 sec 00 min: Why you need to offer your time for free
  • 51 min 56 sec: Hairdressers helping hairdressers
  • 53 min 41 sec: Officially become
  • 55 min 50 sec: Sophia’s recent holiday in Ibiza
  • 56 min 40 sec: Dom’s 5 Quick Fire Questions
  • 59 min 57 sec: Where to register interest for Not Another Social
  • 01 hr 00 min 13 sec: Dom’s show outro