Icon, legend, innovator. These are just a few of the words that describes today’s very special guest, and that’s why I’m beyond thrilled to welcome onto the show one of hairdressings greatest ever names: Trevor Sorbie.

Trevor Sorbie’s name is synonymous with pioneering hairdressing throughout the industry and around the world. From barbershop to Buckingham Palace to collect his MBE, he is the hair stylist who has won more awards than any other. Having worked with Vidal Sassoon himself, he in turn has trained the likes of session stylist Eugene Souleiman and fellow British Hairdresser of the Year winner Angelo Seminara.

In this episode, he’ll share stories from his incredible career in hairdressing and his firsthand experience of training some of the worlds top hairdressers. He’ll debunk some of the myths on what makes a great hairdresser and offer up a few, inspirational words for getting the very best out of your hairdressing career.

Like trevor says, it’s a hard road to success, but it’s a possible road – it all depends on how much you want it. Listen in to Trevor to get this rare opportunity of being inspired from a true hairdressing icon. Chatting to Trevor exhilarated me, and I know it will you, too!

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Today’s Guest

Pioneer of cuts and styling techniques such as The Wedge, The Chop and The Scrunch, Trevor Sorbie has won the coveted British Hairdresser of the Year title an unrivalled four times. He is the only hairdresser to have become so well known, that his vocation has been a question on TV quiz shows such as Who Wants to be a Millionaire and The Weakest Link. He’s also listed in Debretts and the International edition of Who’s Who.

Fondly referred to as the ‘Godfather of hairdressing’, Sorbie’s professional standards are second to none.
His 5 UK salons, in London’s Covent Garden, Hampstead and Richmond, plus Brighton and Manchester, attract the very best hairdressers in the world, who have developed a reputation for being industry leaders, all undergoing a rigorous training programme overseen by Trevor himself.

Show notes:

  • 3 min 06 sec Trevor shares his career achievements
  • 3 min 36 sec Becoming Dr Sorbie
  • 5 min 10 sec Early background to Trevor’s life
  • 8 min 51 sec How Trevor created the Wedge haircut
  • 10 min 39 sec Interested in what he doesn’t know
  • 11 min 44 sec Being he’s own worst critic
  • 13 min 09 sec Keeping an live audience engaged
  • 16 min 20 sec Back on stage after 10 years
  • 17 min 04 sec We learn on something that happened that changed Trevor’s thinking
  • 19 min 08 sec The joy of doing My New Hair
  • 21 min 45 sec Still very much active in the salons
  • 23 min 55 sec Recognising a great hairdresser
  • 25 min 24 sec Having a great attitude
  • 26 min 06 sec Angelo Seminara, the genius
  • 30 min 12 sec Achieving what he wanted
  • 31 min 21 sec Working hard and feel passion to get success
  • 33 min 25 sec Attracting more people into the industry
  • 35 min 08 sec Trevor and social media
  • 35 min 47 sec Work and learn from the very best
  • 36 min 57 sec We hear on Trevor’s next performance live on stage