An inspirational line up for Barrie Stephen’s team day
Showing his 50 plus strong team that talent and effort is the key to success in hairdressing, Barrie Stephen brought together some of the biggest names in the business for an ‘Inspiration Day’ at Leicester’s New Walk Museum.
The line-up of iconic speakers included world renowned stylist Gianni Scumaci who at 21 became Sassoon’s youngest ever Creative Director and 2019’s Fellowship for British Hairdressing Hairdresser of the Year, Sally Brooks.
The day began with an introduction from Barrie who demonstrated how hard work and resilience helped him to get where he is today, and that with passion and determination his team can also achieve great things.
Gianni Scumaci then talked to the stylists about his incredible journey to become an internationally recognised name in the hairdressing and fashion world. “If I can do it, anyone can” he said, reminding Barrie’s team of the significant social function of the hairdresser and how their talent can inspire trends and change perceptions.
Debbie Digby-Smith, CEO at Passion4Hair spoke about how young stylists can elevate their career with the right mindset and a deep desire to keep learning. And expert life strategist, Damien Massias, showcased the impact social media on our self-esteem and mental health – asking the team to focus on making genuine connections to build fulfilling relationships.
Finally, Sally Brooks took to the floor to show Barrie’s team how to keep striving for creative greatness in their everyday – creating their own fingerprint and using their talent to enhance the salon experience.
Barrie Stephen said: “The Inspiration Day was a great opportunity to bring together all team members from our five salons across Leicestershire, to reaffirm our common goals and vision for the business as well as the opportunity learn valuable lessons from those who have pathed the way.
“I want to thank all our inspirational speakers for elevating us as a team, reminding us why where here and why we love what we do. I’m incredibly proud of the business’ achievements to date, all made possible by a fantastic team. Here’s to the next chapter!”