Episode 133

Sally Rogerson

Podcast Length: 62min | Date Published: 22nd March 2022

The Journey to Building Your Own Education Brand with Sally Rogerson.

I always think it’s important to dream. To want a better life for yourself and your family and importantly to have the courage and the grit to step into the unknown and see where it leads you.

My guest on today’s Podcast is one such person, her name is Sally Rogerson and her hairdressing journey started out in a small town in the north of England and after a fascinating and varied career 30 years later she is the proud owner of SR Academy which is a hairdressing education company based in Scottsdale Arizona.

In today’s episode we discuss:

  • Sally’s hairdressing journey and the lessons she’s learnt along the way.
  • Life-changing moments… and…
  • How education is changing

And lots more!


In this Episode:

[00:55] Learn about my next guest, Sally Rogerson. 

[02:11] Sally shares a bit about her backstory and how she got involved in hair. 

[05:02] Does she miss anything about her younger years? 

[05:53] Was she always focused on the education piece? 

[07:03] What was the transition from London to L.A. like? 

[08:29] Has she ever considered having a salon of her own? 

[09:34] Was there one particular moment that pushed her to create her education business? 

[14:20] Where does her comfort with change come from? 

[17:55] Sally retells a story from her early days in the United States. 

[21:37] Why Scottsdale? 

[24:59] Learn about SR Academy. 

[28:20] What is it that makes a good teacher in cosmetology? 

[32:47] How can you tell if someone will be a good hairdresser? 

[34:53] The ways her view of fashion and cosmetology has changed through the years. 

[38:44] How social media has impacted her business and career. 

[42:16] What influence has social media had on education overall?

[44:51] In what ways will the switch toward freelancing change the education space? 

[50:25] Sally’s insights on apprenticeship versus beauty school. 

[55:55] One of the biggest struggles in the industry is that people finish school and then quit the industry.

[56:46] Why Sally wishes she was better at the business part. 

[58:42] Connect with Sally. 

[59:56] Sally’s final words for everyone in the industry. 


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 Sally for sharing her insights with me for this week’s episode. Until next time!



Links and Resources:

Grow My Salon Business 

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Sally Rogerson

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SR Academy

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