EP265: The Pressures and Responsibilities of Todays Salon Owners, with Colin McAndrew

How To Cut It in the Hairdressing Industry

28-11-2022 • 1 hr 15 mins

What does life look like for todays salon owners that are leading an employed team? This is what I want to find out from todays guest, Colin McAndrew. As the Managing Director of Medusa, Colin is responsible for the fastest growing salon group in Scotland. Six salons and a 4,000 sq ft academy, the brand has continued to strengthen over recent years as Colin’s plans have come to fruition. All this sounds great! Right? It's fair to say that Colin McAndrew is the definition of leadership. Honest and hardworking, Colin credits his success to the team around him. But the pressure and responsibility that comes with all these successes for not just Colin, but all salons owners, has gone untold for too long. Until now! For todays salon owners, running a business is extremely high right now due to the world we’re living in. A changing salon culture, cost of living etc, it's having an impact on the mental health for many of todays salon owners. Those same people that feel they have to be superhuman, but who still have the same fears and health issues as the team they lead has. Today I want to talk to Colin's about his own experiences of being a salon owner leading an employed team across six salon. He's to reveal so openly how all of this leaves him at times feeling anxious and vulnerable. This is one heck of an inspiring chat. Hearing Colin's own struggles at the 'top' can only benefit all of us that tune in to this entire episode. Colin's transparent vulnerability does not equal weakness. It's quite the opposite! Join us, listen in, and enjoy!     A podcast produced by Hairy Media Productions for How To Cut It Podcasts Thanks for Listening To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Ask a question by emailing me HERE Share this show on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes. Follow on Spotify. Subscribe by Email. Thank you to Colin McAndrew for joining me on todays podcast. Until next time Howtocutter's, Peace, Love and Smiles all the way… Goodbye.