Hi I’m David, I am a salon business expert and a fully qualified accredited Impact Business Performance Coach. Since qualifying as a professional coach in 2003 I have been working with helping hair and barber salon entrepreneurs achieve the success they want for both their businesses and their teams.
My passion for coaching stems in my over four decades love of the hairdressing industry. I am an ex-hairdresser, having trained with Sassoons & Jingles International and an ex-salon owner of 24 years running a highly successful and award-winning salon. I understand the ups and the downs of salon life and how difficult it can be to build your team, be creative AND then try to grow your business on top of that!
I feel that part of my success is through my understanding and experience within the hairdressing industry and I have been lucky enough to have served on the key bodies which has given me a unique perspective on hairdressing businesses and the industry within a wider context.
Hair & Beauty Industry Authority (H.A.B.I.A) council member representing Nationally Approved Salons (NAS), I also contributed & advised on the first Foundation Degree in Hairdressing.
The Fellowship for British Hairdressing former chairman (2012-14), Fellow with Honours, Fellow with Distinction, main Council & Finance board member.
Past President (2015-2018) Helping Hairdressers’ In Need.
The Hair & Barber Council Chairman, I was also the first Chair of the initial steering committee, for advising council on how to make registration appealing to the hairdressing industry & achieve a broad positive consensual opinion regards mandatory registration.
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I had no idea what I was doing when I opened Not Another Salon. No idea how I would raise the capital to make it work. David guided me with industry knowledge I would never have known, that made a huge difference to my setup. I'm forever grateful.
Sophia Hilton, Not Another Salon
David has helped me focus and develop my creative brain into a more business mind that has been crucial in helping us win business awards in 2014, 2015, 2016 consecutively BHBA’s “Independent Salon Of The Year -1” at HJ’s Business awards.
Lorenzo Colangelo, The Gallery Hair and beauty Salon
I worked with David as a one on one Business consultant, he totally changed the way I approached my business and I can say without a doubt, wholly contributed to our business success.
Steph Stevenson, Founder, creator at Marie Claire Hair
Having seen David in action both in a seminar environment and also in a mentoring situation I can highly recommend him. He has extensive knowledge of business practices and a great deal of personal experience that he brings to his coaching, to offer practical and sound advice in a friendly, unintimidating manner.
Sophie Hill, Head of Marketing for Headmasters UK, Professional Beauty Industry Communications Consultant, thebeautyprexperts.com