You are a hairdresser and you should be proud!

If you or others undervalue your worth as a hairstylist then listen in to today’s episode. I’ve the honour to bring you one of the the most powerful and impactful interviews you’ll ever get to hear on why being a hairdresser has such worth and value. Joining me for this conversation is one of Europes most highly respected hair artists, Gianni Scumaci. It’s a thought provoking interview from an incredible mind and great communicator.

Gianni is passionate about raising the value of hairdressing and founded GS Education spending the last few years traveling the world educating hairdressers, awakening them to their worth and hidden intelligence. More recently he was invited to speak at global brands Apple and Nike to share his philosophy on the teachings of this subject and his creative process. Today his going to share this with you, along with his story on how his carved out a unique and successful career in the worlds of salon, editorial and education.

Gianni is well qualified to share his philosophy the world over. Cutting hair by the age of 11 and by 14 he had toured in the UK performing hair seminars on stage. He became the youngest ever creative director at Sassoon, and created the iconic haircut ‘The Fanni’ which dictated the looks for many fashion houses including Gucci and Jill Sander. He’s collaborated with numerous iconic fashion photographers (including long standing relationships with Tim Walker and David Bailey) and his haircuts have featured on the cover of British Vogue and in editorials for Vogue Italia, Nippon and L’uomo Vogue.

This episode is a reminder on why what we all do as hairdressers and barbers is so meaningful. It will reconnect you back to why you came in to the industry, your worth, and why it puts you on an equal level with other highly respected professionals. I promise you that our conversation with Gianni will have a profound effect on you. Hit play and lets go deep!


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Today’s Guest

Gianni Scumaci is a third generation hairdresser who grew up above the family barbershop in Lincoln, England. He was cutting hair by the age of 11 and by 14 had toured in the UK performing hair seminars on stage. Soon after this he was accepted in the prestigious House of Vidal Sassoon in London.

Currently Gianni works on creative collaborations and is independently brand free performing hair shows internationally and conducting seminars and workshops based on his GS education syllabus.

In 2018 Gianni was appointed Vision Director for John Frieda Salons.

Show notes:

Heres some of what we cover in today’s episode

  • >> 00 min 31 sec: Show intro
  • >> 04 min 41 sec: Background story to Gianni Scummaci and who he is
  • >> 14 min 28 sec: Why Gianni became Vidal Sassoon’s youngest Creative Director
  • >> 17 min 02 sec: How Gianni found being a successful young person around more experienced people
  • >> 19 min 27 sec: The story of The Fanni Haircut that Gianni created
  • >> 24 min 43 sec: Being propelled in a different direction
  • >> 26 min 59 sec: Having a strong self-belief in what you are
  • >> 28 min 44 sec: Gianni’s role model and friendship with Vidal Sassoon
  • >> 30 min 04 sec: How Gianni channels his fear
  • >> 32 min 56 sec: Coming outside his comfort zone to build his own philosophy of being a hairdresser
  • >> 35 min 02 sec: The hidden intelligence of a hairdresser
  • >> 44 min 37 sec: Taking the message further of what it really is being a hairdresser
  • >> 46 min 17 sec: Why it’s not just young peoples industry
  • >> 49 min 19 sec: The one thing you can take away from the hidden intelligence of a hairdresser
  • >> 52 min 17 sec: Collaborating as a Vision Director for the John Frida brand
  • >> 57 min 41 sec: Where to find out more on Gianni
  • >> 59 min 29 sec: Dom’s 5 Quick Fire Questions
  • >> 01 hr 01 min 39 sec: Show outro


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