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Author: Creative HEAD

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Have you heard? There’s a NEW collection of podcasts in town, Creative HEAD presents "The Root of It" in partnership with Treatwell. Over the next three series we will be traversing hair, fashion, business and wellness and delivering scintillating conversations between fascinating people. Why not take a listen...
9 Episodes
3: Sam McKnight

3: Sam McKnight


On Episode 3 of Series 3 'The Editor Asks' we have the session stylist Sam McKnight, a name known by almost every single creative being across the world! Having started out in window cleaning, Sam, quite by chance, took a job at his local hair salon and that was it - hairdressing became his unexpected calling. Later, moving to London, he set about making a name for himself. Shooting his first British Vogue cover at just 22 years old, Sam has since gone on to have a hugely successful career spanning more than four decades. He has worked all over the world with supermodels, major fashion houses and style icons such as Diana, Princess of Wales. This man is, quite literally, a living legend.
2: Lopo Champalimaud

2: Lopo Champalimaud


On Episode 2 of Series 3 'The Editor Asks' we have Lopo Champalimaud, successful business tycoon and co-founder of Treatwell, the largest hair and beauty bookings website in Europe. Lopo cut his teeth in banking and private equity before the rise of the internet, back in the nineties, drew him into entrepreneurship. With a .com CV that includes, he went on to co-found Treatwell in 2008, on a mission to bring beauty to the people. We are certainly ready to learn a thing or two from and about this impressive magnate of a man - are you?
1: Dr Ateh Jewel

1: Dr Ateh Jewel


On Episode 1 of Series 3 'The Editor Asks' we have Dr Ateh Jewel, the multi-award winning journalist, producer, director, influencer and diversity advocate. Having written for publications including British Vogue, The Sunday Times Style, Get The Gloss and Harper's Bazaar, Ateh is currently the beauty columnist at marie claire, part of the British Beauty Council advisory board and a regular font of knowledge on TV programmes such as This Morning and Good Morning Britain. Let's drop into her Cotswold's retreat to chat beauty, diversity and Michelle Obama...
On Episode 3 of Series 2 'Then and Now' we've got two highly successful business women running impressive salons in South London: Skyler McDonald, owner of Skyler London, and Gina Conway, owner of Gina Conway Aveda Salons and Spas. Skyler started her career at seanhanna in Canary Wharf and was later appointed artistic director for the group. In 2017, she opened Skyler London, the UK's first colour-only salon, to huge acclaim. Gina began hairdressing in her native California before emigrating to the UK in 2000. After opening her first award-winning salon in 2001, Gina now heads up 3 London locations and has an A-list clientele that includes the likes of Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller and Paloma Faith. Let's hear what these two excellent entrepreneurs have to say...
On Episode 2 of Series 2 'Then and Now' we've got an awe-inspiring duo: Adam Reed, owner of Adam Reed London, and Darren Fowler, owner of Fowler35. Adam is one of the UK's top hair icons, with a stellar A-list clientele, and he's also a fashion week regular. Darren has an equally killer bio, while regularly spotted backstage at fashion weeks he also mixes with Hollywood's hottest - working extensively with film director Ridley Scott. All that and they still find time to run their salons impeccably, let's hear what these two gents have got to say for themselves!
On Episode 1 of Series 2 'Then and Now' we hear from Luke Hersheson, creative director at über cool, family-run salon brand Hershesons, and Nicola Clarke, owner of the delectable Nicola Clarke at John Frieda in London's Fitzrovia. Both have a jaw-dropping A-list clientele including the likes of Kate Moss, Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett, Madonna, Victoria Beckham, Keira Knightly, Sienna Miller (and the list goes on...). In this episode we'll be hearing about their journey to the top and how they're bossing it in business. Over to them...
On Episode 3 of Series 1 'Listen to What the Man Said' we hear from brothers Mark and Peter Maciver - there's nothing like a bit of sibling rivalry to spark a great debate! You'll probably know barber Mark better as the creator and owner of SliderCuts and younger brother Peter has built up a stellar personal training business: PMAC Fitness. Both boast an impressive collective celebrity client list that includes Stormzy, Anthony Joshua, Tinie Tempah, and Reggie Yates to name just a few. Let's drop in on the action...
On Episode 2 of Series 1 'Listen to What the Man Said' we hear from two kings of men's hair - Jody Taylor and Charlie Cullen. This pair met years ago while both working for super salon group Toni & Guy and they shared a mutual passion for education and men's hair. Ladies and gents, fasten your seatbelts, this is a hoot of an episode, you're in for a treat...
On Episode 1 of Series 1 'Listen to What the Man Said' we are privy to a conversation between fashion week men's hairstylist and salon owner John Vial and Claudia Croft, editor of 10 Magazine and contributor to British Vogue. Claudia and John first met many moons ago when Claudia walked into Sassoon in Leeds as a house model, and they became fast friends - John still does her hair now! Grab a cuppa, sit back, and enjoy the banter...
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