Now more than ever you need to work really hard at being a happy successful hairdresser. This is hard when we are all at home in isolation, right? No, it’s never been such a good time!

With so much down time, nows the time to absorb new information and ideas. With a wealth of digital and online education in the palm of our hands, planning daily training into your routine will see you come out of isolation a much more happier successful hairdresser.

To help us with this is today’s guests, Ryan Forsythe. Senior Director and Head of Education at the Trevor Sorbie Flagship Covent Garden salon, Ryan is a key member and mentor of the award winning Trevor Sorbie Artistic Team. With a natural creativity and willingness to challenge himself, Ryan says, “Giving yourself a planned structure to what you want to achieve can make you become a happy successful hairdresser”. Today he’s about to inspire you on ways to challenge yourself to being a happier successful hairdresser whilst in isolation.

Ryan sees happy as the key component to being successful. I agree, but what makes you happy and how you define success is so different from person to person. One thing for sure though is ‘learning actually makes you happier’. Researchers found that one of the things that people need to be happy is to be engaged in difficult-but-doable activities. This is an opportunity for us to become so absorbed in our learning. Learning leads to increases in self-esteem and self-efficacy. Something we all need plenty of right now.

So remember, ‘as we become happier, we become more successful’ so don’t have a fear of failures. Lets start that journey to being a happy successful hairdresser by pressing play!


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Today’s Guest

Senior Director and Head of Education at the Trevor Sorbie Flagship Salon in Covent Garden, Ryan Forsythe has been with Trevor Sorbie since 2004 and is a key member of the award winning Trevor Sorbie Artistic Team.

With natural creativity and willingness to challenge himself has helped drive the achievements of the Art Team, working on team photographic collections, on stage at major hair events and sharing his extensive knowledge and skills at the Trevor Sorbie Academy, educational seminars in the UK and overseas as well as appearing on tutorials for Hairtribe TV

Show notes:

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

  • 00 min 31 sec: Show intro.
  • 05 min 32 sec: Background to Ryan and his role as Head of Education at Trevor Sorbie London.
  • 11 min 44 sec: Importance of being a good mentor.
  • 16 min 47 sec: What makes a happy successful hairdresser.
  • 20 min 02 sec: Dealing with so much social educational content right now in isolation.
  • 24 min 00 sec: Trevor Sorbie team at home education in isolation.
  • 27 min 22 sec: Setting up the right space to home hair education and having a plan.
  • 29 sec 18 min: Ryan’s mentor.
  • 31 min 57 sec: Look outside of the industry for inspiration.
  • 37 min 14 sec: Live Streaming for Ryan.
  • 38 min 34 sec: What does Ryan define as a happy successful hairdresser.
  • 41 min 32 sec: Entering the British Hairdresser of the Year awards.
  • 43 min 46 sec: Having more headspace to being a happier successful hairdresser.
  • 45 min 53 sec: Giving and collaborating.
  • 47 min 09 sec: Follow Ryan through isolation.
  • 49 min 07 sec: Dom’s Last 5 Questions.
  • 53 min 15 sec: Show outro