Episode 126

Stephen Moody

Podcast Length: | Date Published: 1st February 2022

Education and Empowerment In An Ever-Evolving Industry with Stephen Moody

My guest today is someone who I have had the pleasure of knowing for a very long time as we worked together for a number of years in the ‘80’s. 

After over 40 years of working for big brand names in the industry, he has now decided to go out on his own as a freelance educator, focused on the creative side of the industry.

His name is Stephen Moody and he is well known to hairdressers everywhere as one of the industry’s great educators.

In today’s podcast we discuss:

  • Making courageous decisions
  • Lessons from the barbershop industry 
  • Key factors that make for successful salons
  • How Stephen empowers hairdressers…

And lots more!

In this Episode:

[02:20] A rundown of what Stephen’s career in the hairdressing industry has looked like up until today. 

[04:56] The courageous decision Stephen made which shaped the rest of his life. 

[07:58] Why Stephen didn’t choose to open his own salon. 

[11:06] How Stephen felt about being a barber at first, and why he is so grateful for the experience. 

[16:47] The key to running a successful salon. 

[19:44] Stephen explains what drove him to transition from the management side to the creative side of the industry. 

[26:10] Examples of people in the salon industry whom Stephen has the utmost respect for.  

[30:15] Two key factors which, if implemented well, will create a thriving company culture. 

[34:34] How Stephen hopes to make a difference to the salon industry going forward. 

[44:15] Stephen’s strategy for educating hairdressers from afar. 

[49:38] What Stephen sees as his biggest strength. 

[50:27] How to stay relevant in the salon industry, according to Stephen. 

[52:13] One of the most valuable life lessons that Stephen has learned.

[55:45] Inspirational last words of advice from Stephen! 


Thanks so much for joining me this week. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! 

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Special thanks to Stephen for sharing his insights with me for this week’s episode. Until next time!



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