If you’re curious to know what’s out there when it comes to the inspirational world of the hairdressing circuit, and all the opportunities that it can bring – then we’ve got the ultimate go-to guide for you.

Coming back onto the podcast today is the mega hair talent, Harriet Stokes. Harriet last joined us back in Episode 110, where we learned of her rise to becoming one of British hairdressings hottest hair stars. Well she’s back today to offer her invaluable experiences of what you need to know when it comes to being part of hairdressing teams, competitions and events. I promise that it’ll will show you the many opportunities that are out there for you.

Harriet knows only to well on what’s out there when it comes to taking your hair career to the next level. A senior stylist and educator for the world famous Not Another brand, Harriet has never stood still when it comes to self-improving as hairdresser. Being part of Mentoring Teams such as the GHD Style Squad and L’Oreal ID team, has played a vital part in the successes and accolades she’s now achieving in her career. These include winning the L’Oreal Colour Trophy ‘Star Award’, finalist for Creative Heads ‘Hair trend” category and a finalist for Creative Heads It girl for the last two years.

Harriet’s go-to guide will include her top tips to for why you should be part of a Mentoring Team, entering competitions and what attending industry events can do for you. It’s great listening for all of us with ambitions to get the most out of the industry. But most of all, to keep us all excited about it. Lastly, make sure to stick around to the end of our conversation. Harriet has a massive first-time exclusive that she’s about to reveal to us all in this episode. It’s an OMG moment!

What are you waiting for, hit play to find out more!


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Today’s Guest

Harriet Stokes is a Senior stylist, colourist and international educator for Not Another Salon. In the short 3.5 years that Harriet has been in London she has become a high in demand stylist and a sell out educator for Not Another Academy. In that short time of being In London Harriet has managed to grow a large clientele at Not Another Salon, complete 2 years with the L’Oreal ID team, win the L’Oreal colour trophy star award, finalise for creative heads ‘Hair trend” category and finalise for creative heads It girl for the last two years. While teaching up and down the county and around the world with Not Another Academy

Show notes:

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

  • 00 min 31 sec: Show intro.
  • 05 min 28 sec: Why it’s your job to push yourself further.
  • 08 min 02 sec: Being part of mentoring teams.
  • 13 min 40 sec: Auditioning for Hair Teams.
  • 17 min 36 sec: Dealing with knock backs .
  • 20 min 50 sec: Keep it simple.
  • 24 min 33 sec: Harriets 3 Top Tips for entering a Mentor Team.
  • 27 min 51 sec: Whats exciting Harriet in hairdressing right now.
  • 29 min 08 sec: Entering hair competitions.
  • 38 min 55 sec: The process and journey to entering competitions.
  • 49 min 25 sec: Harriets’s 3 Top Tips for entering Competitions.
  • 51 min 43 sec: Attending industry events.
  • 01 hr 00 min 21 sec: Harriet’s 3 Top Tips to attending Hair Events.
  • 01 hr 03 min 06 sec: Harriet’s exclusive big announcement to us all.
  • 01 hr 05 min 51 sec: Taking time out.
  • 01 hr 11 min 21 sec: Harriet’s Big Takeaway Tips.
  • 01 hr 12 min 11 sec: Show outro.





Not Another Academy


L’Oreal ID Artist

ghd style squad

Fellowship Project Colour



One Shot – Behind the Chair

Creative Head Most ~Awards and It List

L’Oreal Colour Trophy

Wella Trendvison

London Aspiring Models – Facebook


Colour World UK

HJ Salon International

Noise Event

Alternative Hair Show

Tribu-te Show

Sophia Hilton

EP123: Entering into the World of Hair Competitions – with John Keegan

How To Cut It Community 


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