In this episode, Nathan is joined by Jayne Lewis-Orr who is, quite simply, a hair industry icon. Her passion for the industry over the last 25 years as the executive director of the Hairdresser’s Journal is why Jayne is so well respected by every hairdresser.
There’s a slight audio issue on this one that we just couldn’t work around, but I’m sure after a few minutes you’ll tune your ears to it.
‘Whilst, obviously, you have to have a commercial aspect to the magazine, we’re recognised by our partners for writing for our readers, that makes it authoritative, independent and honest.’
‘The only good thing to come out of Covid was that hairdressing became recognised as a fourth emergency service.’
‘I love this market, it’s my preferred child… my sons are actually here, so I probably shouldn’t say that but it really is.’
‘I’m hugely passionate about extolling the virtues of the craft and why it’s such a good place to be.’
ABOUT THE GUEST
Jayne Lewis-Orr started her career as a junior assistant in the Hair & Beauty Group at Reed Business Information and worked her way up, having qualified as a journalist, to become Editor-in-Chief of the portfolio. She is now Executive Director of the Professional Beauty Group that includes the Hairdressers Journal International, Salon International, Professional Beauty and Aesthetic Medicine brands. All of these have a multi-channel approach to their content with events, awards, print, online and social media channels.
Actively involved in the hair and beauty industry for 30+ years, Jayne is an effective member of industry associations and bodies and is a director of the industry charity.
ABOUT THE HOST
Welcome and thank you for reading this, I’m Nathan Plumridge salon owner and Hair Stylist. I’ve been in the industry for nearly 30 years and have been a salon owner for 23 of them. I have been fortunate enough to work and learn with some of the biggest names in the industry and this has given me the experience and drive to now be here with you sharing my experiences.
Instagram is @nathan.hairlife
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org