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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot with @mattyconrad
66 minutes | a year ago
CREATING BUZZ with Martin & Oliver Nobbs
English brothers Martin & Ollie Nobbs might be most well known for founding one of the UK’s most successful barbershop chains HEADCASE. But, their next creative move just might change the whole industry completely. Listen in this week ad we talk about the ever changing role of technology and social media systems in barbering.
65 minutes | a year ago
BE THE CHANGE -with John Mosley
John Mosley is the hardest working man in the industry. He is a regular go-to for A-Listers, music moguls, and in some cases entire ball clubs... but you’ll never hear him talk about that. You’ve seen his work before even if you’ve never seen his face or heard his name... which is why he calls himself “POPULAR NOBODY”. But don’t be fooled by the moniker my friend John is a great big somebody and he got that way by making every client that sat on his chair feel like somebody too. Listen in on our conversation this week where we examine what it takes to build a brand, the real issue of racial inequality in the Industry, the damage that enhancements has done to our perception of ability vs reality.
56 minutes | a year ago
THE LIGHTER SIDE OF LIFE- with Sam Wall
This week we are taking a break from quarantine, from pandemics, from news that is inundated with anger, outrage, and fear. This week we are delving into the past and sharing a conversation that I recorded 8 months ago with one of the most likeable people in the industry. Sam Wall is a brilliant men’s stylist, a product line owner, a gifted educator, and above all else is always the life of the party. His approach to life is light and fun and something I think we could all use a bit more of right now... ENJOY.
139 minutes | a year ago
THE UNHEALTHY PURSUIT OF PERFECTION
Joth Davies is a barbershop legend. The principle educator for Wahl clipper company, Owner of Copacetic men's grooming products, and the founder of the world renowned Savills Barbers has achieved more in his 32 year career than most dare to even dream of... His attention to detail is second to none. However, like most brilliant and successful people he is his own harshest critic and this week we talk about the very real physical toll that comes at the expense of chasing perfection.
72 minutes | a year ago
COMRADES, CONFIDANTS, AND CONSTITUENTS - With Tyrik Jackson
TYRIK JACKSON is the teachers teacher and the southern baptist preacher of barbering. With a personal moto of "meet your own needs by serving the needs of others" this incredibly dynamic and deeply likeable individual has devoted much of his time to doing just that. Owner off multiple successful barbershops and proprietor of the PREMIER BARBER INSTITUTE where he regularly shares his wisdom and experience with his students and where he started the now industry IG famous "Tyrik Talk Tuesdays". This may be one of my favourite conversations I have had in a while with someone who genuinely inspires me ...so you really don"t want to miss it.
71 minutes | a year ago
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN - With Robert Cromeans
He’s arguably one of the most iconic hairstylists on the planet but his quick witt, sharp tongue, and great big heart have made him a bonafide legend. This week I get to inteview someone who has become a dear friend, a leader in the hair industry and the man that Vidal Sassoon called “one of the greatest showman he’s ever seen” . No matter who you are in this industry Robert Cromeans will entertain and inspire you.
53 minutes | a year ago
A HAIRCUT CAN CHANGE SOMEONE’S LIFE with Jason Schneidman
Jason Schneidman has a Hollywood A- List clientele, a successful shop in Venice Beach, and a life that most stylists and barbers would envy. But the rocky road to sobriety and stardom has left him with a desire to pay it all forward. Listen to his inspiring story this week on the podcast.
60 minutes | a year ago
SURVIVING THE QUARANTINE with Tabatha Coffey
Tabatha Coffey is known for her straight forward, no-nonsense, raw honesty when it comes to the hairdressing industry, the business off beauty, and all the hairstylists and shop owners she's trying to help survive and thrive in this competitive industry. International Barbering icon Matty Conrad interviews this industry business guru to find out how thousands of shops that are facing tough times can survive the COVID-19 pandemic.
70 minutes | a year ago
THE ART OF BEING A GENTLEMAN BARBER with Mark-Jason Solofa
Mark Jason Solofa is undoubtedly a legend in barbering. At the age of the 36 he found himself laid-off from his career in finance due to a crippling recession. Opting at that point to change careers to be able to provide for his daughter he became a barber and trained under some seriously old school characters that taught him the importance of impeccable service. Now the proud owner of 3 Bay Area barbershops shares his secrets to success.
63 minutes | a year ago
WAKING UP THE INDUSTRY with Sam Villa
Hairdressing industry icon Sam Villa has been an inspiration to hundreds of thousands of hairstylists around the globe. I was lucky enough to sit down with Sam to talk about what he sees as huge opportunities that most people are missing out on behind the chair, why he doesn’t make collections anymore, and what it means to be an educator. Sam is truly one of the greats and I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did
63 minutes | a year ago
PARTNERSHIP with Lo Wheeler-Davis & Jason Davis
They say that if you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together... Lo Wheeler-Davis & Jason Davis have mastered the art of going together and they make it seem like more fun than anyone else has. Listen into our conversation about life, love, and what it’s like to be living with your business partner.
52 minutes | a year ago
THE DHARMA OF A CREATIVE DIRECTOR with Matt Swinney
Lanza Global Creative Director Matt Swinney grew up in a hair salon... but as a teenager his 6ft 295lb frame had its sights set on a career in football... even though he admits to fading up his friends in the locker room. When an unfortunate knee injury during an all star game pushed his life off course he eventually found his way back into his parents salon and found fulfillment behind the chair. Now as an industry leader Matt shares his heart and his wisdom with the rest of us... demonstrating that nothing can be a failure of your whole heart is in it, giving every bit of yourself to your goals is it’s own success, and the power of focussing on what really matters for even just 10 mins. Enjoy the podcast.
51 minutes | a year ago
SEARCHING FOR FULFILMENT IN A SUCCESS DRIVEN INDUSTRY with Taylor Leven
Winner of the first ever Barbarella competition Taylor Leven is wise beyond her years... Having since travelled the globe on stage along side industry icons, this rising star in barbering is without a doubt destined to be a global superstar. But it’s not just her cutting that is exceptional, it’s her perspective on why we do this job in the first place and her determination to find her purpose that is so captivating. If you listen to only one episode of this podcast... let it be this one.
50 minutes | a year ago
TROPHY HUNTING with Steven Smart
Like many other creative industries hairdressing has a huge number of awards and award shows to honour those few that dedicate their lives to pushing the creative envelope and spend both time and money creating elaborate photographic collections. I have been lucky enough to win some of these fabled titles and my guest this week has won sone of the biggest including the current International Women’s Hairstylist of the Year. But what happens after that? Most people would be suprised to learn about the struggles and even the low level depression that can hit after you have achieved your biggest goals.... not to mention the toll it can take on your life, your family, and your shop in the quest for notoriety. Steven Smart (@smartest73) knows them all too well and is fortunately open enough to talk about them with us on this weeks podcast.
64 minutes | a year ago
HONOUR THY BARBER with Frank Rimer
Frank Rimer ( @frank_glorified ) is one of my favourite barbers. I’ve been following him on social media since the early days before the “barber boom”. He is one of the people I consider to be an original pillar of new market barbering so I was excited to sit down in his Shoreditch shop Thy Barber and talk to him about how far the industry has come and some of the growing pains it is going through. Listen to this incredibly candid conversation between two barbers / educators /shop owners that are trying to survive the trend of barbering, dealing with a new generation of barbers, and struggling to find balance in the midst of it all.
49 minutes | 2 years ago
A PHOENIX RISES with Hayden Cassidy
At the age of 21 it seemed that Leah Hayden Cassidy’s life was destined for a promising career in professional football until an unfortunate slide tackle left her with a broken leg, months of rehab, the loss of her scholarship, and a childhood dream ripped away. Thanks to a childhood friend she discovered an affinity for barbering that has helped her rise from the perverbial ashes. In just 4 short years she has become a global superstar travelling the world and wowing crowds from Berlin to Brazil... but sometimes that kind of meteoric rise comes a whole wealth of it’s own struggles and challenges.... listen to her inspiring story and her refreshingly level headed approach to fame.
68 minutes | 2 years ago
SMALL TOWN SKEPTIC TURNED SOCIAL MEDIA SUPERSTAR with Chris Jones
My guest this week is my buddy @chrisjones_hair . Two years ago he was a self proclaimed technophobe and social media skeptic... 2 years later this small town Texan has built a following that boast over 200k and travels the world sharing his tips with y’all. (See what I did there?) . Listen to his inspiring story and his unique perspective and insights on how to take the Insta-Bull by the horns! #applepodcasts #hairstylist #haircut #barber
63 minutes | 2 years ago
RIDING THE WAVE with Ryan Cullen
Undoubtedly the pride of Irish barbering , Ryan Cullen is one of the most fun and light hearted people I know... but that doesn’t mean he isn’t deadly serious about his craft. Listen in as he shares some of the wisdom that he’s gained behind the chair and on stages around the globe.
54 minutes | 2 years ago
THE BIG GIVE BACK with Mark Bustos
After only a few years in the hair industry Mark Bustos has it all... a big league New York City clientele, a sterling reputation, and a premium ticket price for his services... but still... he didn’t feel successful. But, on a trip home to the Philippines Mark has an experience that changed his life and gave him An entirely new sense of purpose... listen to his remarkable story on this weeks episode.
75 minutes | 2 years ago
THE IDLE HANDS OF THE BACKSTAGE BARBER with Alex Levine
My friend @alexdlevine has led a pretty extraordinary life. Early on his plans of getting into the hair industry took a bit of a backseat while he became the bass player of critically celebrated band The Gaslight Anthem. Now he has travelled the world and rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest rockstars in the world while secretly keeping his hair cutting chops strong by practicing his craft backstage on some of his high profile colleagues.... now he’s trying to help other barbers get an opportunity to have the same incredible backstage experiences that he’s had...
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