With more than 40 years of experience in the hairdressing industry, Simon Ellis has navigated more than his fair share of challenging times – and continued to thrive and create throughout.
From his early days working as Executive Director for Sassoon to his current role as International Creative Director for Schwarzkopf Professional – a position he has held for 20 years – Simon has an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the hairdressing industry; from creativity to customer service and product development to personal branding.
Now, as the hairdressing industry starts to emerge from lockdown and the unique challenges it continues to present, Simon is sharing his knowledge in a new online masterclass series created to educate and inspire.
The 12-part series, hosted on Simon’s YouTube channel, will cover a broad range of topics to provide exclusive insight into his world, the creatives he collaborates with, the people he learned from, and the things that he did to stand out.
By watching, viewers will learn how to build a long-lasting career, the importance of hair in the wider world, how to channel creativity, what to keep in mind when building a portfolio, what makes a good leader, how to grow a business on and offline, why collaboration is vital, how to tell and sell great stories, how to stand out and why failure helps to succeed and grow.
Simon says: “During these challenging times, it’s more important than ever to stay positive, inquisitive, inspired, motivated and focused on community, teamwork, and the creative future. I have decided to launch my Masterclass to pass on my knowledge gained from working in one of the most exciting, ever-changing creative industries – hairdressing!
“We can only succeed by moving forward together and I want to help make a difference and share my experiences to help you keep dreaming and grow stronger so you are ready to continue doing what you love – because TOGETHER we can make a difference and build a better future for one and all. Join me, engage, comment, and most importantly, share!”
The topics being covered, in order, are:
Episode 1: Building a Career
Episode 2: The Power of Hair
Episode 3: Channeling Creativity
Episode 4: Building a Portfolio
Episode 5: Learning about Leadership
Episode 6: Growing a Business
Episode 7: The Story behind Essential Looks
Episode 8: Understanding Marketing
Episode 9: Creating New Beauty Standards
Episode 10: Personal Secrets of Success
Episode 11: The Importance of Failure
Episode 12: The Future of the Industry
To tune in, click here. New episodes are uploaded weekly, with several already available to enjoy.