If you’re looking for some inspirational female role models in the hair industry, then I’ve a treat for you today!

Joining me on the show is Tracey Devine Smith, an award-winning hairdresser and successful business woman who has accomplished so much in the industry. Tracey’s steely grit, determination and a strong competitive streak has seen her triumph over many of the industries leading males, inspiring a new generation of women do similar, and she’s about to share that story with you today!

Tracey began her career in 1985 with her first hairdressing job at the age of 15, and boy, how she was a natural. From the moment she picked up her first pair of scissors, it was just nine months later where she was running a full column. With such a naturalness for hair it was only a matter of time before big successes came her way. Scottish Hairdresser of The Year (2006, 2007 and 2009), being crowned Fellowship Hairdresser of the Year, and in tandem with these titles and more, Tracey meticulously developed her entrepreneurial skills and turned her salons, Angels, into the most respected and successful destination salons in Scotland.

Today I want to learn about how Tracey became one of hairdressings most inspirational female role models! We’re going to kick things off with her start in hairdressing and how this led her to opening the first Angels salon. She’ll then walk us through her journey in hairdressing, bringing us right up to speed on her current varied roles. No matter who or where you’re at in your hairdressing career, you can only be motivated be hearing Tracey’s story. Press play, and let’s go to it!

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Today’s Guest

When she’s not travelling the globe for Affinage Tracey splits her time between working as a guest artist in highly acclaimed award-winning London salon Zoology, and as the Global Creative Director for Glamour Hair Salon group in UAE. Tracey is in big demand in its Abu Dhabi salon and jets in every month to attend to her elite list of clients.

Tracey is a member of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing and can often be seen flying the flag at hairdressing conferences around the world. Tracey now resides in Cyprus. She is available for private education, art direction, research projects, session work and consultancy.

Show notes:

Here’s some of we cover in today’s episode

  • >> 00 min 31 sec: Show intro
  • >> 05 min 25 sec: Tracey’s current role in hairdressing
  • >> 07 min 28 sec: Where it all started in hairdressing for Tracey
  • >> 13 min 17 sec: Becoming the salon owner and business woman of Angels Salon
  • >> 21 min 10 sec: The growth of Angels Salon
  • >> 22 min 00 sec: Wanting fame and fortune in hairdressing
  • >> 26 min 52 sec: Why Tracey sold the businesses
  • >> 29 min 58 sec: How it’s been since selling the businesses
  • >> 31 min 04 sec: Being a female in a leading male dominated industry
  • >> 32 min 33 sec: Tracey’s advice to succeeding in your career
  • >> 33 min 50 sec: The self-doubts Tracey get’s about herself
  • >> 35 min 44 sec: Where the future path is taking Tracey
  • >> 36 min 59 sec: The average working month for Tracey
  • >> 42 min 19 sec: How to get in touch with Tracey
  • >> 43 min 50 sec: Listeners questions
  • >> 46 min 24 sec: Dom’s 5 Quick Fire Questions
  • >> 48 min 08 sec: Show outro



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