Becoming a master of anything in life takes time and dedication. That means if you want to master your craft, you need to put in the hours. You need to put in hours and hours and hours of practice. But most of all, you need to live and do everything with intentions. And that’s what today’s guest ,Joseph DiMaggio, one of America’s most in-demand published editorial and session hairstylist has done in achieving his goal of becoming a Master Session Stylist.

To understand further on what is required to becoming a master, Joseph shares his journey from being a drummer in a North American rock band and how he entered into the hair industry, eventually leading him into the high-octane world of session styling. Joseph shares the question “are you willing to relocate, are you willing to dedicate two to three years of your life to make this work?” This is something you’re going to honestly need to answer yourself if you want to accomplish the master status on which ever route you want to take in your life.

For any of you looking to explore a journey into session styling and what you’ve got to do, then there’s so much Joseph explains for you today. As the founder of Shokunin Clik Education, we’ll also get to hear how has mastered the complete art of the blow drying technique and system, which teachings he is now sharing around the world and helping others to enter into the world editorial and session.

All recorded live at The Social, there is so much in this episode to getting you pumped up to mastering your craft. The real takeaway from this wonderful conversation today with Joseph is: the master takes the long road, not the short cut! It’s gold!


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Today’s Guest

An in-demand, published editorial and session hairstylist, Master Session Stylist Joseph DiMaggio works backstage alongside top designers at New York and Paris Fashion Week – creating seasonal trends for the runway that then provide the foundation for the curriculum he teaches worldwide. As the founder of Shokunin Clik Education, Joseph regularly traverses the globe to share his knowledge and style hair for celebrities and editorial shoots featured in high fashion magazines such as Vogue Italia, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar.

Joseph’s zeal for teaching and dynamic, yet thorough approach offers exhilarating coursework that encourages each stylist to personally connect to his teachings. He emphasizes the necessity of integrity and sincerity to properly convey his perspective through his craft. That focus on creating a genuine experience and personal motto of “live and do everything with intent” is at the core of all he does.

Show notes:

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

  • >> 00 min 31 sec: Show intro.
  • >> 05 min 26 sec: Who is Joseph DiMaggio and why hairdressing??
  • >> 11 min 15 sec: How Joseph got into hairdressing and cosmetology schools in the US.
  • >> 16 min 13 sec: Guys going into hairdressing.
  • >> 18 min 01 sec: Joseph’s direction taken in the industry.
  • >> 21 min 24 sec: Your best is not always good enough mentality.
  • >> 26 min 43 sec: The myth of the session and editorial world.
  • >> 32 min 33: The realities of working as a session stylist.
  • >> 33 min 07 sec: Bridging the gap between editorial and salon work.
  • >> 34 min 57 sec: What are you willing to sacrifice to be a session stylist.
  • >> 36 min 02: Having agency representing hair and make-up artists.
  • >> 37 min 07 sec: Being challenged on pay for session stylists.
  • >> 38 min 48 sec: About Shokunin Clik education and meaning.
  • >> 43 min 12 sec: Wanting everything to happen overnight.
  • >> 44 min 31 sec: The next step for Joseph.
  • >> 45 min 14 sec: Master will recognise other Master.
  • >> 46 min 49 sec: If you want to grow you have to be uncomfortable.
  • >> 49 min 06 sec: You’ve earned it.
  • >> 50 min 38: Set your intentions to the right goals.
  • >> 57 min 28 sec: Last 5 Questions.
  • >> 01 hr 01 min 50 sec: Show outro.