Episode 139

Ashleigh Hodges

Podcast Length: 1hr 5min | Date Published: 3rd May 2022

Finding Balance and Avoiding Burnout with Ashleigh Hodges

All the changes that have taken place over the past two years have forced many of us to rethink our work/life balance, and have brought issues around mental health and burnout into greater focus.

My guest today is Ashleigh Hodges, a young woman who has built up a well-deserved reputation in the UK hairdressing industry, not only for being very talented at doing hair but also for being an exceptionally nice person in the process.

In today’s podcast we discuss:

– The imbalance of representation of women in the industry 
– Mental health and dealing with burnout
– The secret to being successful…

And lots more!


In this Episode:

[03:03] The many professional hats that Ashleigh wears. 

[05:38] An explanation of what the Fellowship for British Hairdressing is, and what Ashleigh’s role as its chancellor entails. 

[09:24] How HAIRDOTCOM Art Team came into being, and what their offerings include.

[14:36] The process Ashleigh went through to make her life more sustainable. 

[19:54] Similarities and differences between the business models of the two salons she works at. 

[21:54] Why Ashleigh believes the salon suite model has become so popular.  

[27:18] Ashleigh shares her thoughts on the gender inequalities that are still prevalent in our society, and how they are shifting. 

[32:17] Challenges that Ashleigh has faced as a woman in the hairdressing industry, and the work that she is doing to eliminate these hurdles.  

[43:41] Burnout that Ashleigh experienced, and the mental health journey that this catalyzed for her. 

[46:04] The choice that each of us have to make everyday with regard to our mental health. 

[48:01] How Ashleigh has changed her life over the past few years. 

[50:03] Factors that contributed to the mental breakdown that Ashleigh experienced.

[53:37] Some of the biggest lessons that Ashleigh learned about herself since her breakdown. 

[56:05] Ashleigh’s relationship with social media. 

[1:00:45] Work hard and be nice; why Ashleigh sees these factors as the keys to success. 


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Special thanks to Ashleigh 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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Ashleigh Hodges

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Fellowship for British Hairdressing

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