When some of the worlds greatest hair educators are mentioned, todays very special guest Mark Hayes is often one of them named.

International Creative Director of the iconic Sassoon brand, Mark Hayes has inspired hairdressers around the world for over 40 years with his coaching and teaching. And today we’re to get a privileged insight into his story, going right back to when Mark began his love affair with hair in 1977 as he started out as an apprentice at the busy Sassoon London Salon on South Molton Street.


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Today’s Guest

Mark Hayes passionate approach to hair design, combined with an unrivalled technical expertise, has inspired hairdressers at Sassoon for over 40 years. In his role as International Creative Director, he travels all over the world coaching, teaching and inspiring. Awarded Fellowship Hairdresser of the Year twice, as well as being nominated for British Hairdresser of the Year eight times, and five times for Creative Head Most Wanted Hair Icon, Mark is one of the worlds greatest hair educators.

Show notes:

Heres some of what we cover in todays episode with Mark.

  • Start: Show intro.
  • 06 min 18 sec: The perception of Mark and the Sassoon name.
  • 10 min 07 sec: The earliest memories of being the young Mark Hayes.
  • 15 min 45 sec: Stepping into the world of Vidal Sassoon.
  • 26 min 10 sec: Always cutting for Mark and the method behind it.
  • 34 min 58 sec: Takes 10 years to cut hair really good.
  • 36 min 06 sec: Why being innovative is so important to Mark.
  • 41 min 17 sec: Where Mark got his resources from when training.
  • 44 min 30 sec: The high professionalism of Vidal Sassoon Salons.
  • 48 min 26 sec: Todays generation what authenticity.
  • 51 min 27 sec: Intuitive connection with your clients.
  • 55 min 35 sec: What makes a good communicator?
  • 58 min 12 sec: To do everything the best you can.
  • 01 hr 04 min 08 sec: Hair collections like an album to a music artist.


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