We spend a lot of time talking on the ‘How To Cut It’ podcast about the many amazing stories behind our guests achievements in the industry and how they’ve gone about getting them. What we don’t talk about enough is the personal courage that it takes for some of our guests to overcome dark times in their lives and self-doubt of not being good enough, or underachieving that could leave them feeling mentally scared. Our guest this week, Brandon Messinger, is a hairdresser on a journey to conquering his dreams in competitions, awards and more, whilst himself having to stay strong and positive through some seriously dark times and self-doubt throughout his life.

I’ve been following Brandon’s career ever since he blew me away with his 10 minutes showcase presentation at HairClubLive’s #OpenChairNight. Creating eye grabbing collections, Wella Trend Vision finalist and Silver Award winner, and ‘Newcomer of the Year‘ finalist, it’s not an understatement to say Brandon has been making a name for himself as rising star in hairdressing. But it was last year when I was taken aback after watching an emotionally candid video Brandon had posted on Facebook, revealing some seriously dark moments that many of his large social following – me included – had no idea to the battles he has been dealing with.

Coming onto the podcast today to share more on this and dealing with his anxiety and panic attacks  –– we’ve loads to cover. We will get to understand how his difficult early up bringing has formed a lot of the person he now is and how after the traumatic and sudden loss of a girlfriend, Brandon nearly fell out of an industry he loved, but for the promise he made to his girlfriend to one day win the British Hairdressings ‘Newcomer of the Year’ kept him going.

There’s so much in this conversation with Brandon that you can take heart from when you too may need to stay strong and positive in difficult times. Now hearing how Brandon obsession to becoming the best that he technically can be has seen him dip into being a hair educator, along with how being with his soul-mate and wife, Priscilla Messinger, is helping him to work towards his goals of one day possibly owning a salon group and academy, and all fingers crossed, winning many industry competitions and awards along the way, too!

I am so grateful to Brandon for sharing this conversation with me. Enjoy!


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Today’s Guest

Hailing from some of London’s top salons Brandon brings passion and creativity to the table. With a keen eye and attention to detail Brandon prides himself on precision in execution and the quality of his craftsmanship.

– Denman UK ambassador
– BHA Finalist 2018
– Wella TVA Grand Finalist 2017, 2018 & 2019
– Wella TVA Silver 2019
– Wella Generation Now Team 2017
– AHS Finalist 2017 & 2018
– BOTB best international collection Finalist 2019

Show notes:

Here’s some of what we cover in todays interview

  • >> 00 min 31 sec: Show intro.
  • >> 06 min 38 sec: Entering Wella Trend Vision.
  • >> 09 min 04 sec: About Brandon and his style of work.
  • >> 17 min 16 sec: Dealing with the traumatic and sudden loss of a girlfriend.
  • >> 22 min 59 sec: Having anxiety and panic attacks.
  • >> 24 min 51 sec: Having self-doubt in your work.
  • >> 27 min 14 sec: The positive impact Brandon’s wife Pricilla has given to him.
  • >> 32 min 56 sec: Advice to those suffering with anxiety, panic attacks and self-doubt.
  • >> 35 min 26 sec: Stop stagnating by training hard.
  • >> 36 min 11 sec: Advice to those feeling not valued and supported.
  • >> 38 min 48 sec: The launch of Brandon’s education.
  • >> 45 min 45 sec: Brandon’s goal.
  • >> 47 min 16 sec: How important is competitions for Brandon right now.
  • >> 52 min 37 sec: Where to find Brandon online.
  • >> 53 min 17 sec: Last 5 Questions.
  • >> 56 min 20 sec: Show outro.
  • Resources


    Brandon Messinger Education

    Wella Trend Vision



    Tom Connell

    Jay Mahmood

    FAME Team



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