If you have ever, or are considering taking your hairdressing career to a completely new country, then todays episode is a must listen.I’m joined by Ben Russell, a successful London based hairstylist, who one day decided to pack he’s bags and travel off to Australia to work with one of it’s leading hairdressers, Frank Apostolopoulos.

On winning the London L’Oreal Colour Trophy 2015 and becoming a British Hairdressing Awards finalist, Ben’s industry profile within British hairdressing was going off big time! So at the height of all of this success, what did he decide to do? Take a completely new direction and travelled to the other side off the world. But why I hear you say! Well, that’s exactly the conversation we’re about to have with Ben today.

When I had the pleasure to first meet and introduce Ben to the stage at the launch of #OpenChairNight in a packed boozer in London’s Kings Cross in 2014, I knew right then that Ben had that something special to see him go right to the top. Since that night I’ve watched on as his career has grown. Now in Australia this charismatic lad from the South West of England is tearing it up there, with him becoming part of the Australian FAME 2018 team – something he will tell you about today, along with how he creating lists of goals to attract the things he want’s to get out of his life. EPIC!

If you’re still unsure on whether traveling to a new country to work as hairstylist is a good idea or not, then I highly recommend you listen in on Ben’s incredibly inspiring words for such a young fella. I’m ultra confident that he will help you take that push towards that special step and travel to a new country to work.

So passengers, put your headphones on, fasten your seatbelts, and lets take off to a new destination with the brilliant, Ben Russell.

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Special thanks to Ben Russell for joining me today.

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

Today’s Guest

After working in London for the past five years in one of London’s leading salon groups. Ben made the move in 2017 to Melbourne, Australia to work with, and be mentored by one of his hairdressing idols, Frank Apostolopoulos.

Ben is a master at his craft his precision cutting skills, Vidal Sassoon trained and cutting educator.
2015 was a good year for Ben after winning the L’Oreal colour trophy for London and being a finalist at the British hairdressing awards.

“I love elements of sharp sexy wearable hair. I love complementing my cuts with a touch of colour”

Show notes:

Here’s some of what we discuss in today’s episode 4 min 53 sec

  • 00 min 30 sec: Dom’s show intro
  • 06 min 14 sec: Heads up on Ben and his background in hairdressing
  • 11 min 12 sec: How you’ve got to standout
  • 12 min 18 sec: Ben’s signature style of work
  • 13 min 52 sec: Successes Ben was achieving in the UK
  • 15 min 37 sec: Why move from London to Australia
  • 19 min 16 sec: Who is Frank Apostolopoulos
  • 20 min 42 sec: Working visas need for working in Australia
  • 22 min 13 sec: Why Australian hairdressing is one of the most exciting in the world
  • 23 min 50 sec: Education in Australian hairdressing
  • 24 min 53 sec: Whats Australian hairdressing like in Melbourne
  • 26 min 09 sec: The perception of a hairdressing career in Australia
  • 27 min 25 sec: Cost of living in Australia
  • 28 min 26 sec: Why recommend being a hairdresser in Australia
  • 29 min 30 sec: Not attracting enough hairdressers
  • 30 min 28 sec: Planning to continue growing in Australia
  • 31 min 22 sec: Becoming part of the Australian FAME 2018 team
  • 34 min 37 sec: Projects for Australian FAME 29018 team
  • 38 min 01 sec: Why writing lists are important to Ben
  • 39 min 16 sec: Whats on Ben’s to do list now
  • 42 min 53 sec: Why you should travel
  • 44 min 17 sec: How to find out more and get in touch
  • 45 min 59 sec: Dom’s 5 Quick Fire Questions
  • 47 min 51 sec: Dom’s show outro

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