Have you ever considered joining forces with a fellow industry colleague to create unique hair education? Interested to know more, then we’ve a treat for you today.

In todays episode we have to heavy hitters of Irish Hairdressing, as I’m joined by the owner of Cut Social, Katrina Kelly, and L’Oreal Young Colourist winner, Conor Doyle. Both with an aligned common goal of collaboratively sharing to the industry their experiences and passions for their craft, I love how and why these two free spirits came together back in 2018.

Fulled by each others creativity and drive, Katrina and Conor are a generation of hairdressers attracted to collaborating – in their case, as collaborative educators. Creating education together has helped them to bring out each others best skills, whilst bouncing off each others different expertise. As Connor says, “We have very different ways that we educate and do hair. This provides a different mindset that you can pick and choose in creating unique hair education.”

If there is one takeaway that I hope you get from todays podcast, is that you and your industry peers that you respect have so much potential together, by joining forces to share and inspire others. By working collaboratively can also help you become more aware of your strengths, as well as your weaknesses … so go on, give it a go!


A podcast produced by Hairy Media Productions.


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Until next Monday, Peace, Love and Smiles all the way… Goodbye



Today’s Guest

Katrina Kelly

Katrina has been working in the hair industry for 23 years and is the proud owner of Cut Social, and Katrina Kelly Education. Katrina is an educator, artist, salon owner and mother to two beautiful children. Passionate about the industry and loves working and collaborating with other inspirational people. Katrina loves instilling confidence and teaching new skills to students with a calm and patient approach.



Conor Doyle

Conor has won numerous categories of the L’Oreal colour trophy on national and international levels and has worked on stage educating throughout Ireland and the UK. In 2019 launched Conor James Education. When not educating, Conor works as the ‘Transformation Specialist’ based in Wildflower, a hidden creative studio in the heart of Dublin.


Show notes:

Here’s some of what we covering today’s episode

  • 00 min 31 sec: Show intro.
  • 05 min 10: Experiences of being in isolation.
  • 08 min 28 sec: Doing social lives and for a great cause.</
  • 11 min 01 sec: Background to Katrina and Connor coming together to collaborate.
  • 16 min 08 sec: Anti copy and paste education.
  • 19 min 07 sec: The set up to Katrina and Connor’s collaboration.
  • 22 min 11 sec: Hair science education.
  • 27 min 18 sec: Travel with education.
  • 29 min 50 sec: Making education relevant to isolation.
  • 31 min 47 sec: Collaborate with others in some social lives.
  • 35 min 06 sec: Are we devaluing education.
  • 42 min 39 sec: Stay Social and Educate.
  • 44 min 58 sec: Tease to wanting more.
  • 47 min 19 sec: Taking ourselves not to seriously.
  • 50 min 20 sec: Put focus in the right places.
  • 53 min 35 sec: Katrina and Conor’s ‘Still See Yellow’ podcast.
  • 59 min 27 sec: Dom’s last 5 Questions.
  • 01 hr 04 min 40 sec: Show outro.