Are you noticing the cultural shift going on in hair right now?

Woman around the world are beginning to embrace their natural textured hair again, and this is seeing the rise of the dry haircutting technique. Leading the way specialising in this niche of haircutting is Sydney based hairdresser, Tara Walker, owner of her independent salon business, Mousey Browne. In todays podcast we learn all about the techniques of dry haircutting, and why you need to be offering this service to your clients. If you don’t, then you could be left behind from your competitors!

As someone who specialises in dry haircutting, Tara has made a name for herself in the curly hair community. She is known for creating killer haircuts on all hair types, especially curly hair. I believe cutting hair this way is like Marmite: you either love it or hate it. But in talking to Tara today, I’m excited and converted to the endless creative possibilities dry haircutting can give us, and the revenue this could also bring to our hairdressing businesses. It can’t be ignored … love it or hate it!

At the age of 14, armed with a pair of her mum’s old hairdressing scissors, a lot of enthusiasm and zero training, Tara started cutting her Dad’s hair in her parent’s garage.  Working in high-end salons, boutique salons and barber shops, both nationally and internationally, Tara moved back to Sydney in 2013 and started her very own hair cutting shop called Mousey Browne, which is located in the cool inner-city suburb of Surry Hills, Sydney.

The Mousey Browne concept is all about “minimum fuss, maximum impact hair – that you know how to wear”.

Tara is now passing on her skills to the hairdressing community – something she offers loads of in todays episode. She hosts dry hair cutting education events and look-and-learns sessions and hands on workshops from her salon and in other salons around Australia. As she says: “The trick to cutting curly hair is… You need to create enough organised chaos, so that the curls can find a home.”

This is proper good episode that I know you’re going to enjoy learning from, so please reach out a let me know what you think to Tara’s philosophy of dry haircutting.

 

 

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Today’s Guest

Tara has worked in high-end salons, boutique salons and barber shops, both nationally and internationally. She moved back to Sydney in 2013 and started her very own hair cutting shop called Mousey Browne, which is located in the cool inner-city suburb of Surry Hills, Sydney.

As someone who specialises in dry haircutting, Tara has made a name for herself in the curly hair community. She is known for creating killer haircuts on all hair types, especially curly hair.

Tara is now passing on her skills to the hairdressing community. She hosts dry hair cutting education events and look-and-learns sessions and hands on workshops from her salon and in other salons around Australia.

Show notes:

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

  • >> 00 min 31 sec: Show intro.
  • >> 06 min 48 sec: Tara’s early hairdressing career.
  • >> 10 min 43 sec: When the Mousey Browne dry haircutting concept came from.
  • >> 14 min 04 sec: Tara Walker’s go to business mantra.
  • >> 15 min 59 sec: Where the conversation started to opening a dry haircutting salon only.
  • >> 17 min 47 sec: Being an expert in the niche of dry haircutting.
  • >> 20 min 01 sec: A cultural shift to natural curls.
  • >> 20 min 54 sec: The philosophy behind dry haircutting.
  • >> 22 min 59 sec: Background to the Mousey Browne business.
  • >> 29 min 42 sec: Why Tara only books appointments 3 weeks in advance.
  • >> 30 min 53 sec: Who are the Mousey Browne salon clients.
  • >> 33 min 08 sec: How Tara works on her clients having dry haircuts at the Mousey Browne salon.
  • >> 38 min 30 sec: The dry haircut experience over a wash, cut and finish.
  • >> 41 min 17 sec: Mousey Browne salon pricing for dry haircutting services.
  • >> 44 min 13 sec: Tips to becoming a dry haircutting specialist.
  • >> 45 min 33 sec: Dry haircutting training events run by Tara.
  • >> 47 min 35 sec: How to get in touch with Tara.
  • >> 49 min 19 sec: Last 5 Questions.
  • >> 53 min 46 sec: Show outro.

Resources

mouseybrowne.com.au

Dry Haircutting Education

@mouseybrowne

facebook.com/mouseybrowne77

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