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Podcast Alert! Failing to listen into this episode today could see you miss out learning on the many exciting pathways a hairdressing career can give you in 2021. 

As part of a new series for Wella Professionals just launched education website dedicated for college students and lecturers, HERO (Hairdressing Education Resources Online), I was psyched to be invited to the ‘Wella World Studio‘ London and interview for this series, Wella Professionals brand ambassador and former guest of the show, Luke Benson.

Through his dynamic career story in hairdressing, we will be learning about the many opportunities a hairdressing career can give you. It will open your eyes on why hairdressing can be so rewarding, and how it can take you in so many directions that maybe you didn’t realise existed. 

We will be diving deep into his illustrious award-winning career to date and what it’s like working as a Session Celebrity Stylist. And If that wasn’t enough for you, we will also be talking to Luke on how he is mentoring the current crop of Wella Professionals GenNOW 2021/2 team, and why it can be a fantastic launch pad for all you aspiring creative hairdressers.

If you are a generation now hairdresser who’s looking to get engaged even further into the hairdressing industry, then I’m confident after listening to Luke’s story today will help you do just that.  So time to hit that play button, you will love this one live from Wella World Studio London.




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



Today’s Guest

Hairdressing for over 16 years, Luke has amassed a lot of recognition and respect within the hairdressing industry Globally. Various award wins and accolades, including London Hairdresser of The Year, have given him a reputation as one ofthe leading young industry talents.

Now a full time Session Stylist, he focuses on working with brands, countless celebrities, editorials, red carpet and education.His work has been seen in publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, L’Officiel, Wonderland, GQ, Mens Health, and for brands including Dior, Paul Smith, Harrods, Jaeger LeCoultre, Browns, Mr Porter, and Hugo Boss.

Show notes:

Heres some of what we cover in todays episode with Luke Benson

  • 00 min 00 sec: Intro.
  • 06 min 13 sec: Where Luke is at in his career now.
  • 19 min 33 sec: Do everything to the best of your ability.
  • 27 min 02 sec: Keeping engaged in the industry.
  • 31 min 18 sec: Lukes success in awards.
  • 38 kin 00 sec: Going freelance as a hairdresser and the projects involved.
  • 43 min 18 sec: Being represented by an agent.
  • 45 min 33 sec: Being a Session Celebrity stylist.
  • 49 min 16 sec: Working with Wella Professionals and the Wella Generation Now team.
  • 56 min 13 sec: getting the best out of your hair industry career.
  • 58 min 18 sec: Having a salon business.