Grit. Perseverance. Determination.

It’s these characteristics that marks out high achievers from the rest. And one thing for absolute sure, todays guest Simon Townley has all of these characteristics in abundance. Listening in to todays episode, I’m confident it will make you take stock of what you have at your disposal– the ability to be great no matter what life can throw at you.

In lockdown I was blown away by the phenomenal success of a new Facebook group, Hair Socials. Offering a Live stream for hairdressers and barbers of all levels to educate thousands of its members, Hair Socials was the one of the names on everyones lips, including mine. I even had the pleasure to be interviewed by Simon – creator of ‘Hair Socials’. Curious to know more on Simon, I learned what an incredible and inspiring human being he really is. You’ll hear all of that today.

Born with a brittle bones disability called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Simon was in a wheelchair to the age of 15, but after a series of operations it helped him walk again. As he say’s, “Just in time for my working life.”

What I love about Simon more that anything else, is that has never wanted to have people feel sorry for him. Its all about his ability being stronger than his disability. That is evident in everything he does. A salon owner, former L’Oreal ID artist, Matrix Artist, part of the the Xfactor hair team with Adam Reed, and travelling to France 2016 and Russia 2018 to cut the England teams hair, it’s fair to say no brittle bones will play an excuse for Simon not achieving his goals.

Now post lockdown Simon is currently starting new ventures that he can’t wait to share with you all today. So what are we waiting for, lets dive in!


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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

Creator of the lockdown sensation Facebook group ‘Hair Socials’, Simon Townley has a hairdressing history spanning over 10 years and made the decision to open his own business in 2014. A Matrix Artist and former member of the L’Oreal ‘ID team’ Simon specialises in all aspects of hairdressing. A go-to hairdresser for many leading premier leagues footballers, a high for Simon came when he travelled to cut the England football teams hair in Euro 2016.


Show notes:

Heres some of what we cover in todays conversation with Simon

  • 00 min 00 sec: Show intro.
  • 08 min 17 sec: The arrival of Hair Socials.
  • 09 min 53 sec: Hairdressing, an obvious career choice or not for Simon?
  • 11 min 23 sec: Career options.
  • 13 min 19 sec: Cutting the hair of leading professional footballers.
  • 22 min 33 sec: Battling with a lifelong brittle bone condition.
  • 33 min 58 sec: The making of the person Simon has become.
  • 39 min 01 sec: The ambition of Simon.
  • 42 min 56 sec: Hair Socials.
  • 44 min 16 sec: Everyone has a shelf life.
  • 51 min 31 sec: How to get involved with Hair Socials.
  • 54 min 25 sec: Our Patreon Members Questions.