Rachel Williams is one of America’s new superstar Hair Educators. It’s easy to understand why!
With currently over 155K followers on Instagram, BTC OneShot Overall Haircut Winner 2021 and one of the originals pioneers of the modern Shag haircut currently seen all over Instagram, Rachel has built an incredible name and profile for herself. She’s joining the show today to share some of that story that’s led her to this place, and why being a hairdressing educator really matters to her.

Trained in all areas of hairdressing, you’ll learn why Rachel believes you should never niche down to just one area of expertise in hairdressing if you’re serious about being a successful hair educator. Plus we get her honest opinions on the rise of Instagram hairdressers more obsessed on dancing and their post likes, than that of providing quality content that offers real value to their followers.

We get a real understanding in this conversation with Rachel on why her legacy is all about helping new hair talent go on to achieving a great career within the industry and how she is looking to rejuvenating uninspired hairdressers in getting back their mojo for hair. I love that!

Teaching across America in hair that is wearable and beautiful, she also gives us a tease that her next step could be creating online courses, and she’s already get the studio space ready to go! It could be huge for her. So make sure you stick around and listen in.




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Today’s Guest

21 years behind the chair and Salon Owner for 12 years, Rachel Williams trained under the founder of Sexy Hair, Michael O’Rourke and since gone on to become one of America’s leading hair educators. Part of Behind The Chair 2018 Team, 2021 BTC OneShot Overall Haircut Winner and currently over 155K followers on Instagram, it’s clear to see why Rachel is one of the hottest names in world hairdressing.

Show notes:

Heres some of what we cover in todays episode with Rachel Williams.

  • 05 min 04 sec: American hairdressing right now.
  • 06 min 16 sec: Pioneer of the modern Shag haircut.
  • 07 min 55 sec: Do you need to niche down?
  • 10 min 38 sec: Why is good to change and innovate.
  • 12 min 29 sec: Rachels early journey using social media.
  • 20 min 51 sec: Are we hairdressers or entertainers?
  • 23 min 07 sec: What took Rachel to becoming an educator.
  • 27 min 27 sec: Coming away from being a salon owner.
  • 31 min 05 sec: Mindset to being an engaged hairdresser.
  • 35 min 25 sec: The motives to why we are posting.
  • 39 min 26 sec: Are we falling in love with being more content creators than hairdressers.
  • 40 min 58 sec: Speaking to new and uninspired hairdressers.
  • 43 min 53 sec: Wearable and beautiful hair.
  • 47 min 06 sec: Slow and steady wins the race.
  • 48 min 58 sec: Education with Rachel.
  • 54 min 27 sec: Rachel tells us one more thing.


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