Episode 132

Chris Moody

Podcast Length: 55 min | Date Published: 15th March 2022

Many hairdressers aspire to be educators. And over the last few years, due to the rapid growth in social media, and more recently with a little help from Covid, there has been an explosion of people jumping online and getting into the educator space.

Some of them are obviously a lot better than others. So, what is it that sets educators apart? And what are the skills and mindset that a salon stylist needs to develop if they want to succeed as an educator? 

My guest on today’s Podcast is Chris Moody; hairdresser and educators’ educator.  

In today’s podcast we discuss:

  • What makes a good teacher
  • The biggest mistake that educators make
  • How education is changing
  • How we need to ‘learn to learn’ in the online space…

And lots more!


In this Episode:

[02:33] Chris’s two different roles within the salon industry.  

[04:28] Reasons that Chris loves working behind the chair, which he has been doing since he was 16 years old. 

[07:55] Where Chris’s interest in becoming an educator originated, and what his journey in this field has looked like to date.  

[13:06] Chris’s thoughts on the evolution in online education that has taken place since the pandemic began.

[16:38] How to determine whether a teacher has been successful in educating their students. 

[18:08] An explanation of what ChrisCamp is, and what you can expect to learn as an attendee.

[19:36] The biggest mistake that educators make, according to Chris. 

[22:33] Some of the key characteristics that make a great teacher.  

[26:51] Pros and cons of using social media for educational purposes.  

[31:26] What Chris believes education is going to look like in the future. 

[35:00] Strategies to make online sessions more immersive and enjoyable for participants. 

[42:29] Chris’s biggest frustrations with his fellow educators. 

[45:09] Examples of how to alter your teaching approach to suit different generations of students, and three things that you should make clear to your students before any lesson.

[47:38] Impacts of social media on the education sector. 

[49:18] A concern that Chris has about the increase of independent salons. 

[51:27] What Chris wishes he was better at, and the self-improvement work he is currently doing. 


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




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