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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.

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Julie Bellinger is the inimitable founder of Gorgeous PR. Based in Brighton, with around four decades worth of experience in the PR world, Julie actually started out in fashion before moving into hair. In this episode we discuss how PR has changed over the years and she shares some amazing stories of celebrity clients, including some highly influential politicians!

 

Follow Julie's PR company on Instagram @gorgeousprhair and 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.

 

Series 2 - Episode 3

Helena Biggs is the Managing Editor of leading nail industry bible, Scratch Magazine. In this episode she shares some hilarious celebrity encounters during her journalism career (think awkward), how she got started in media and what she’s most looking forward to doing to her nails as soon as salons open on the 12th!

 

Also, Scratch Magazine is offering all Capital Cut listeners 20% off a subscription to the magazine. Simply use the code CAPITAL at checkout at https://www.scratchmagazine.co.uk/store/. Follow Scratch on Instagram @scratchmagazine and 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.

 

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This week's guest is the inimitable Simon Shaw. For around two decades Simon has become internationally renowned as the Global Artistic Director at Wahl. During that time he's become known as an icon, an innovator and the creator of many a barber technique - and he’s also a master at speaking onstage. 

 

In this episode Simon shares what keeps him motivated and why he thinks it’s important for every hair and beauty pro to get comfortable with speaking in public.

 

Follow Simon on Instagram @simonshawwahl and be sure to check out @wahlpro too! 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.

 

Series 2 - Episode 1

Marlon Hawkins is one of those hairdressers who truly can't keep his creativity inside. Currently in his eighth year at Brooks and Brooks - home to the British Hairdresser of the Year Sally Brooks - Marlon has such amazing energy, and a great sense of humour!

 

In this episode, recorded during lockdown, Marlon shares why he believes that the intensive training process of vardering is the best way to hone your craft, and why he sees value in underpromising and overdelivering because doing the opposite can get you in trouble... Marlon also shares the SS21 trends he's most excited about when it comes to cut and colour and why he can't wait to get travelling again.

 

Follow Marlon on Instagram @marlonjhawkins and be sure to check out @brookshair too! 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.

 

Series 1 - 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.


Series 1 - 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.


Series 1 - Episode 3

If there's been one recurring theme over the past several months it's burnout - from literally working too hard to not having enough to do and punishing ourselves for not doing enough; the feelings and emotions that we have all had to face during periods of lockdown has been challenging to say the least. In this episode, recorded at the end of 2020, celebrity stylist and Color Wow International Creative Director Dom Heeley opens up about how his own drive for perfection caused his body to start letting him down.

 

Dom also shares how he got his start in hair at an early age and tells us about what it's really like to be a stylist for the likes of major celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Huda Kattan.

 

You can find Dom on Instagram @domseeley and be sure to check out @colorwowhair too! 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.


Series 1 - Episode 4

Lisa Stone is truly an expert in the field of beauty. Known for her work with Salon System as a Lash and Brow Specialist, Lisa is also a waxing wizard and knows how to give her clients the best by focusing on their needs. Because of her approach she's known as a therapist that can put her clients instantly at ease, so they can truly enjoy the experience.


In this episode, recorded at the end of 2020, Lisa shares how she started in the business, what she loves about her job and also opens up about the one thing she feels can stand in her way: self-confidence. It's the desire to build upon her confidence and know her worth as a therapist with decades of experience that has led Lisa down a more mindful path, and she explains why she's passionate about making mindfulness a priority in the beauty world.


Follow Lisa on Instagram @lisa_obrienstone and be sure to check out what @salonsystem is up to! 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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