In todays episode we’re exploring a brand new way of working that’s taking the best of both employment and freelance work and blending them together. Sounds interesting, right? Let’s dive in!

For this episode, we have brought back onto the show Ricky Walters, founder of the head turning SALON64 in Soho.

Ricky is never afraid of breaking from tradition and coming up with original ideas. Something he is continually doing at SALON64. He is passionate about finding ways to combine the benefits of full-time employment and freelance work, and he believes that mentoring and growing is an essential part of making it work.

For years, the only option was to become an employed assistant, hoping to grow into an employed hairdresser while building a client base. But now, some hairdressers are taking an innovative approach and pursuing freelance work instead. By doing something different, they can work on their own terms and explore new creative avenues, while building their reputation.

But Ricky is to reveal in our conversation on why freelancers are discovering they’re not quite as ‘free’ as they had first thought. Also he shares on when meeting and speaking with the freelance community he learned one of the main struggles and something they felt missing as a freelancer is a lack of a mentor. They were crying out for a mentorship style of working to motivate, inspire and drive results. 

Thats why SALON64 has created a brand new role by taking all the benefits of being employed, and the benefits of being freelance and blending them into the next age and the future of hairdressing. A future of providing mentoring and growing individuals.

So, if you’re looking for a new way of working that offers the best of both worlds, why not consider this brand new way of working? And remember, mentoring and growing is an essential part of making it work. Enjoy!



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Today’s Guest

Ricky Walters is the founder of the head turning SALON64 in Soho. A salon space famous for doing things differently. Opening the London Salon at the age of just 26 years old Ricky is a born entrepreneur with his foot constantly on the gas.

In just five years Ricky has built a salon, private members club and product range and doesn’t see the 64-empire stopping there.
Although a hairdresser at the heart of it all, Ricky’s influence lies firmly with modern day business and millennial management with a huge passion for upgrading the industry and creating game changing brands.

Show notes:

Heres some of what we cover in todays episode with Ricky Walters

  • 05 min 11 sec: Not just a hairdressing space.
  • 07 min 56 sec: Creative Consultancy and how this works for SALON64.
  • 13 min 38 sec: Freelancers space that has apprentices.
  • 15 min 14 sec: A group of creatives helping each other under one roof.
  • 18 min 55 sec: Being consistent as a brand, does it work?
  • 21 min 05 sec: Is the model at Salon 64 going to be the new way of working in the industry.
  • 23 min 52 Sec: Psychology within business and hairdressing people don’t like to talk about.
  • 26 min 30 sec: London salon life after the pandemic.
  • 29 min 51 sec: The mice, elephant and the gazelle companies.
  • 31 min 23 sec: Creative Consultancy – The Future of Hair Salons.
  • 36 min 57 sec: The consultation process.
  • 39 min 40 sec: Opportunities for the right candidate to join SALON64.
  • 41 min 30 sec: How do we make the industry grow for the better.









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