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Steve is a skilled, experienced and motivated trainer, executive coach/mentor and facilitator with over 35 years experience. With a background in teaching combined with business experience in Hairdressing Management, Hairdressing Consulting, Hairdressing Training, Web development.
Steve is passionate, enthusiastic and committed to helping individuals and organizations develop skills and achieve their goals. Specializing in training, coaching, performance management and leadership and management development, Steve has a wealth of experience helping others understand how to improve their relationships and performance and apply their skills.
Steve is a Certified Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, accredited by The Association for NLP.
Steve has worked as a business consultant to salons in the UK, New Zealand, Australia and the USA since 2007.
Steve is currently heading up The Fantastic Hairdresser Australia – Salon Coaching & Training company.
Steve said ” After spending my whole life in the UK I decided to move to beautiful Australia with my family. I opened my salon in on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Australia and have an active hands-on approach. I love to coach business, on setting up training, product launches, websites, video and using the internet for Hair and Beauty salons. I have a keen interest in technology and researching new opportunities for business growth and improved market share.”
I have many examples of newspaper and magazine features and success stories during the last 20 years of which are too numerous to list.
A sample is The Government Department of Trade and Industry published the following about my UK Hair and Beauty Salons called Secrets:
”Hairdressing and Beauty business Secrets has gained a reputation for being an excellent employer through its incorporation of work-life balance principles into a systematic programme of training, management skills and business systems development. Secrets is implementing leading edge policies in the management of time, stress and absence. Annual training plans have been introduced for the 44 staff, alongside regular appraisal and development discussions. Recruitment and retention are key issues in this industry. The majority of the 40 plus staff are female, including working mothers and women returning to work after a break. Flexible hours and different arrangements between school holidays and term-time, allow employees to meet domestic commitments, as well as social engagements. With fewer young recruits than in the past, a sympathetic response to the priorities of older employees is important in attracting and keeping a skilled workforce. But the needs of youngsters are not neglected – they often leave early on Fridays and Saturdays to get ready for nights out.”
Professional Qualifications, Awards, Achievements, and Demonstrations:
2017 Continue to work in my salon and coach and train Salon Owners,hairdressers and business owners outside the hairdressing arena.
2013 Opened my boutique salon in Australia
2012 Supporting facilitator in The Fantastic Hairdresser Coaching Programme
2011 BBC Essex radio show talking about the Brazilian Blow Dry
2010 Supporting facilitator in The Fantastic Hairdresser Programme London
2007 Supporting local hospice – creative design of hair into hats
2007 Supporting facilitator in The Fantastic Hairdresser Programme London
2007 Trained in The Art of Hypnosis Training with Paul McKenna / Richard Bandler
2006 Attended Persuasion Engineering Training – Richard Bandler / John Le Valle
2006 Archived NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner Licence
2006 Participant & Trainer in The Fantastic Hairdresser Programme
2005 Nominated for British Hairdressing Business Awards – Training
2005 Nominated for British Hairdressing Business Awards – Salon of the Year
2003 Department of Trade and Industry Award for Work-Life Balance case study
2003 Attended Masterclass in Advanced Magic – with world-renowned magician and entertainer Paul Daniels
2003 Archived NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner Licence
2002 Completed Business Management training with Alan Austin-Smith
1990 In finals for Colourist of the year L’Oreal
1998 Member od Fellowship of The British National Hairdressers Federation
1998 Demonstrated L’Oreal Bridal Event
1996 Membership of The British National Hairdressers Federation
1996 Cambridge, demonstrated to 500 delegates L’Oreal Colour and Perm Range
1995 Opened my First Salon
1995 London, Terrence Higgins Trust demonstrated L’Oreal products
1995 First hairdressing salon in UK, Essex to achieve IIP (Investors In People) standard
1994 National Hair Federation Jury Team Member Judging Hair Competitions
1994 Finalist in L’Oreal Colour Trophy
1986 Became Salon Manager for one of the busiest salon groups in the South East of UK
1986 Awarded L’Oreal Colour Student of the Year
1980 – 1983 Hairdressing Apprenticeship
HairBizSecrets provide professional, high quality and timely services to our clients.