The hair industry has changed so quickly in ways never witnessed before! So what does this mean to be a young hairdresser who’s part of this new hairdressing landscape in 2019? At 21 years of age, todays guest Lizzie Williams represents the new heartbeat of young hairdressers. With social media and digital platforms in the palm of their hands no matter where they go, it’s well documented how this has played a major part in the way they operate. Let’s find out how!

Following on from last weeks episode with Sean Dawson, we’ll be keeping on theme by discussing young hairdressers. Regularly coming out in many episodes is that we need to keep young hairdressers engaged. So when all asked “How?”, they nearly all reply with education and competitions. Well this is exactly what Lizzie suggests too when advising her fellow peers. Little wonder when you look at how Lizzie’s career is excelling so quickly.

A senior stylist at KH Hair Salons in Hinkley, Lizzie defines all what it is means to be an engaged young hairdresser and the rewards that this can bring. Part of the Wella Generation Now team 18/19, Lizzie was shortlisted as a ‘Rising Star’ 2019 finalist at Creative Head’s Most Wanted/It awards. But be aware that this podcast comes with a public warning that contains words that may offend some; hard work, continual development and commitment!

If you want to get into the mindset of what it means to be a young hairdresser in 2019, then you won’t be disappointed with today’s episode. There’s bucket loads of this from a well balanced young hairdresser who’s going places. And if you’re a young hairdresser yourself, then take on board what Lizzie shares – she a voice of wise words way above her tender years. Now time to get to it by hitting that play button!

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Today’s Guest

Senior Stylist at KH Hair salons in Hinckley, Lizzie Williams has been in the hairdressing industry since the age of 15.

A member of the KH artistic team and the Wella Generation Now 2018/19 team, Lizzie enjoys entering industry competitions that has seen her become a Wella Trend Vision London finalist 2019 and Xposure where she was awarded gold in the academy category 2018. In between entering industry competitions, she has built up a large client base. One of Lizzie’s most proudest achievements throughout my career is being shortlisted as Creative Head magazines ‘Rising Star’ 2019.

Show notes:

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

  • >> 00 sec 31 sec: Show intro
  • >> 04 sec 22 sec: Involvement with The Fantastic Hairdresser.
  • >> 06 min 45 sec: What’s going on for Lizzie.
  • >> 07 min 48 sec: Why it’s important to be involved in competitions.
  • >> 09 min 25 sec: Background to Lizzie.
  • >> 11 min 45 sec: Do you need to be based in a big city.
  • >> 14 min 50 sec: Being a young hairdresser working in the industry.
  • >> 17 min 43 sec: Competitions, awards and art teams.
  • >> 25 min 54 sec: Why have hair brands recognise you.
  • >> 26 min 59 sec: Opportunities available to young hairdressers.
  • >> 29 min 54 sec: The challenges of being younger hairdresser in 2019.
  • >> 33 min 47 sec: Struggling to enjoy hairdressing. What can you do?
  • >> 37 min 53 sec: Today’s generation moving in a different ways and using social media.
  • >> 44 min 18 sec: Figuring out your identity.
  • >> 46 min 37 sec: Proving you can achieve great things in the hair industry.
  • >> 48 min 35 sec: Lizzie’s big take-away tip to smashing it as a young hairdresser.
  • >> 51 min 14 sec: Lizzie’s one big goal.
  • >> 53 min 09 sec: Last 5 questions.
  • >> 55 min 41 sec: Show outro.