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Welcome back to the second instalment of Wella Professionals Colour Conversation event live from Manchester.

Following on from the worlds first ever podcast live educational hair event recorded back in Episode 150, How To Cut It has again partnered up with our friends at Wella Professionals. Bringing you the second of these game changing  event concepts, we rocked up to a room full of Salon Managers, Salon Owners and Freelance Hairdressers. In a exclusive afternoon of live Colour models, I was thrilled to be invited to host and record a live podcast it in front of the live audience at the Wella Studio, Manchester.

With bags full of industry discussions, insights and new services to grow your Colour Business, I was joined on stage for a colour conversation with Melissa Timperly, owner of Melissa Timperley Salons, Manchester. A hairstylist who has been described as one of the exciting names to watch in the international hair industry, it was an honour to interview her on everything colour business. The event was a huge success for all in attendance and you too can be part of the event.

With a mix of live conversations and live presentations from Wella’s Technical Educator, Emma Cavin, this live podcast event perfectly captured the event. Melissa and Emma share their top tips and insights to help drive your colour business, including how to increase colour clients in you salon and increasing colour spend.

Today’s episode is so relevant now in these times. We will all need to be working smarter and safer for when we all get back to doing hair. And what we will be better than once again bringing all our clients hair back to life and making them feel fantastic again, by offering them the best hair colour products and services. If that all sounds good, then we’ve got it all here wrapped up in this podcast.

Wella Professionals is here to help support not only your creativity but your business too. So Lets wait no more, grab yourself  a prime seat at the second of Wella Colour Conversation podcast live events in Manchester.



Thanks For Listening:

Special thanks to Melissa Timpery , Emma Cavin and all at Wella UK for making this hair industry first possible.

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Today’s Guest

Melissa, the owner of Melissa Timperley Salons has been described as one of the exciting names to watch in the international hair industry. The Salon has already won awards for Best Client Experience as well as being voted best Independent Salon and Best New Business since the salon opened in December 2016.

Melissa’s career started at Sassoon Salon Manchester as an apprentice at the age of 16. She had always wanted to be a hairdresser and there are lots of family photos of her transforming her dolls’ hair at the tender age of 3!. She is always striving to learn more and be the best at what she does.



Show notes:

Heres some of what we cover in todays episode

  • 00 min 31 sec: Show intro.
  • 04 min 37 sec: Introduction to Melissa Timperly.
  • 06 min 43 sec: Being a salon owner.
  • 09 min 34 sec: Colour for your salon business.
  • 11 min 36 sec: Managing client colour expectations.
  • 12 min 25 sec: No strings colour service with Emma.
  • 18 min 35 sec: Offering clients change.
  • 22 min 30 sec: How to increase your clients spend.
  • 26 min 39 sec: Offering clients new colour services and ideas.
  • 28 min 20 sec: Colour Swop model.
  • 32 min 26 sec: Melissa on balayage.
  • 36 min 37 sec: Find your colour niche.
  • 37 min 41 sec: Why Melissa loves Kolestone colour so much.
  • 41 min 03 sec: Working on clients appointment rebookings.
  • 45 min 39 sec: Emma summarises hair colours.
  • 49 min 04 sec: Melissa and Emma’s top takeaway tips.
  • 51 min 10 sec: Final words from the day.
  • 52 min 54 sec: Show outro
  • Resources