We’re going to kick-off 2019 with a very special guest: Beverley C MBE (formerly Beverley Cobella). She’s one of the UK’s most prolific female hairdressers, where she was both the first female hairdresser to win British Hairdresser of the Year and receive the honour of a MBE at Buckingham Palace by the Queen.

She’s been a big inspiration to so many hairdressers over the last 28 years, and who continues to this day to inspire and excite hairdressers on a global level. I asked Beverly on the show today, not just to hear about her incredibly successful career in the hair industry, but to understand more about her as a person, and how she’s looking to the future of mentoring and educating a new generation of hairdressers. Plus we’re going to learn about Beverly recently re-joining her company Cobella and is working closely with her daughter (and former guest of the show) Jordanna Cobella to expand the company to new heights.

Beverly has collated numerous awards for her inspirational work on a global level for – Shows – Seminars – Photographic work – TV work, and her exceptional skills in Education.  As a highly reputable and most respected figure in the industry, her flair for the most eloquent and professional education is widely recognized.  Beverly’s moto of “ Knowledge is a gift – a gift that should be shared” shines through her effortless flair for teaching, inspiring, and raising standards.

Besides inspirational and humorous tales of Beverley’s wonderful career in hairdressing, this episode is a rare insight into a hairdressing icon, where we go deep into how she’s navigated through big changes in her life, and one that will give you a real understanding on what it takes to get to the top of the ladder in the hairdressing industry – something that many of you may aspire to!

I’m so honoured that Beverly could join us for the first episode of 2019! Let us know what you thought of the show or what most inspired you from this interview —ping us on Instagram @HowToCutIt and @BeverlyC_Hair.

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Today’s Guest

Beverly C MBE is one of the UK’s most prolific female hairdressers and has been awarded the title of British Hairdresser of the Year twice during her career. Beverly was the first ever female to win this award and was also the first woman in hairdressing to receive the honour of an MBE at Buckingham Palace. Beverly has been a regular on primetime television and is a regular columnist and hair expert for beauty press here in the UK, with her images featuring in hundreds of titles worldwide.

Awards and more awards:

Beverly was British Hairdresser of the year in 2001 and 2002 and London Hairdresser of the Year in 87/88 and 88/89.  She was awarded Best British Hairdresser in 1990 in Japan and received the British Masters Award in Australia in 2005.  She was vice president of the Fellowship in 2001 and president of the Fellowship in 2002 and 2003.  Beverly was patron of HABIA from 2002 – 2004.  In May 2008 Beverly was the first woman in hairdressing to receive the honour of an MBE at Buckingham Palace by the Queen. 


Show notes:

Heres some of what we cover in today’s interview

  • >> 00 min 30 sec: Show intro
  • >> 06 min 08 sec: Where Beverly is at in her career now
  • >> 08 min 14 sec: The teenager Beverly
  • >> 12 min 07 sec: A hairdressing business proposition
  • >> 14 min 40 sec: Beverley’s early training
  • >> 21 min 20 sec: The early Cobella salon business
  • >> 27 min 29 sec: The style of hairdresser Beverley had become
  • >> 30 min 28 sec: Working in live Hair Shows
  • >> 35 min 09 sec: Winning British Hairdresser of the Year
  • >> 39 min 09 sec: Working on daytime television as a resident hairdresser
  • >> 45 min 26 sec: Becoming a recognised celebrity face
  • >> 46 min 43 sec: The growing business of the Cobella salons
  • >> 48 min 01 sec: Having a product hair line range
  • >> 49 min 55 sec: Hairdressing becoming a more glamorous, lucrative and varied business
  • >> 52 min 30 sec: The end of a Cobella era for Beverly
  • >> 55 min 23 sec: Working on new projects with leading hair brands
  • >> 57 min 20 sec: Working on QVC live television programme
  • >> 58 min 40 sec: Beverley’s daughter, Jordanna Cobella
  • >> 01 hr 00 min 44 sec: Beverly’s MBE
  • >> 01 hr 02 min 50 sec: The future for Beverly
  • >> 01 hr 04 min 47 sec: Where to find out more on Beverley
  • >> 01 hr 07 sec 09 sec: Dom’s 5 Quick Fire Questions
  • >> 01 hr 09 min 42 sec: Show outro




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