Hooker and Young are regarded as one of the most respected, successful and loved hair duos to come out of British hairdressing.

Rightly proud of their North East of England heritage, Gary Hooker and Michael Young have taken their national success and replicated it creatively on a global scale. So how did the Hooker & Young duo become one the most in demand global hairdressers over the last 28 years together ? Thats the story I want to find out about today, and I’ve the two boys here to share that with us.

Gary and Michael are both the brains and beauty behind the luxurious hairdressing brand Hooker & Young. Dedicated to the industry and with 5 salons in the North East of England the Hooker & Young brand is a synonymous name in the hair industry. Countless British Hairdressing Awards, Gary and Michael are part of an elite group of hairdressers to be nominated for British Hairdresser of the Year. The trophy cabinet does not stop there. A host of industry and international awards back up the creative vision and bespoke talent Gary Hooker and Michael Young bring out in each other. These showmen are just as at home on stage presenting to thousands of hairdressers, working on editorial campaigns and catwalk shows as they are with clients in their salons.

Today we’ll talk about the origins of how Gary and Michael came to work together, the success of the Hooker and Young brand, what life is like working alongside each other as a couple, and what exciting new projects lie ahead for the likeable and inspirational Gary Hooker and Michael Young. Hit play and lets discover the story of the Hooker and Young duo.

 

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Today’s Guest

With salons in Gosforth, Jesmond, Ponteland and Wynyard the Hooker & Young brand is synonymous with style and pride themselves in offering the latest hairdressing techniques to their loyal clientele. Numerous business award wins confirm their credibility and dedication to offering the very highest of hairdressing standards in stylish salon environments

Countless British Hairdressing Awards wins including Colour Technician of the Year and North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year, Gary Hooker and Michael Young are part of an elite group of hairdressers to be nominated for British Hairdresser of the Year. The trophy cabinet does not stop there. A host of industry and international awards back up the creative vision and bespoke talent Gary Hooker and Michael Young bring out in each other. These showmen are just as at home on stage presenting to thousands of hairdressers, working on editorial campaigns and catwalk shows as they are with clients in their salons.

Show notes:

Here’s some of what cover in today’s interview 

  • >> 00 min 31 sec: Show intro
  • >> 06 min 14 sec: A heads up on what Gary and Michael are working on
  • >> 07 min 52 sec: Working tirelessly on their projects and travelling
  • >> 11 min 04 sec: The background to Gary and Michael’s early hairdressing career
  • >> 17 min 44 sec: The start of the Hooker and Young business
  • >> 20 min 25 sec: The Hooker and Young locations of the business
  • >> 22 min 37 sec: The Hooker and Young brand and business
  • >> 28 min 12 sec: Why the industry is the best it’s been
  • >> 31 min 12 sec: Why their industry standing goes against them when recruiting stylists
  • >> 34 min 57 sec: Michael and Gary describe one another
  • >> 37 min 23 sec: What Gary and Michael are like away from the industry and what their passions are
  • >> 42 min 12 sec: Michael moving into hair photography
  • >> 46 min 04 sec: What is REACH (Renewed Education and Creative Education)
  • >> 50 min 32 sec: What can a photo collection do for your career and business
  • >> 53 min 11 sec: Gary and Michael’s monthly feature in Professional Hairdresser magazine
  • >> 55 min 30 sec: Gary and Michael’s British Hairdresser of the Year nominations
  • >> 57 min 35 sec: Top tips to couples working and living together
  • >> 58 min 49 sec: Listeners questions for Gary and Michael
  • >> 01 hr 06 min 02 sec: Where to find out more on Gary and Michael
  • >> 01 hr 07 min 37 sec: Show outro

Resources

hookerandyoung.co.uk

REACH

@hookergaz

@MickyJoYoung

 

 

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