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We’ve launched a podcast!


The Capital Cut is your dose of hair and beauty reality.

We talk to hair and beauty pros around the world about how they started and why they love what they do.


Presented by Beauty Journalist Charisse Kenion.

Episode 1

We’re so excited to launch our very first episode with the Balayage Boss; Samantha Cusick! In this episode Samantha explains the amazing story of how she opened her first salon, and why she’s become known as a bit of an expert when it comes to using social media to promote your salon.


Known in the hair industry as the Balayage Boss, Samantha wows her 75,000-strong Instagram audience with breathtaking balayage and also some brilliant tips on lockdown maintenance and styling. In this episode Samantha shares the inspiring story of opening her first salon, and how she managed to harness the power of social media to build her brand.


You can follow Samantha @samanthacusicklondon and her personal account is @Samantha.cusick. To stay tuned to all things Capital, follow us @capitalhair. Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe and review - it only makes us better.


Hosted by Charisse Kenion.

Episode 2

If there's something OPI Education Manager Belinda Price doesn't know about nails, it's just not worth knowing! With three decades of working in nails under her belt, Belinda knows everything and anything about the nail industry.

Recorded before Christmas, Belinda shares how she was one of the first people to play with nail art and admits that, initially, she wasn't very good at it! But today Belinda is the one who teaches the teachers. As if that wasn't enough, Belinda can truly say she eats, sleeps and breathes nails, because all of her daughters are trained nail techs too! She shares how that family dynamic plays out, especially during lockdown, and shares what it's like to work in education in the beauty industry.

You can follow Belinda @belinda_opi and be sure to check out @opi_professionals. To stay tuned to all things Capital, follow us @capitalhair. Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe and review - it only makes us better. 


Hosted by Charisse Kenion.

What’s next? We can’t wait to share our future guests, but we’d also love to know who YOU’D like to hear from on The Capital Cut. If there’s a hair or beauty pro that you’ve always wanted to know more about, let us know over on Instagram @capitalhair.

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