Simon Maynard: how to cut it as a hairdresser

Growth and strategy

27 May 2016

Simon Maynard left school in the small town of Leigh-on-Sea at the age of 15. It was a risky move, but he had a passion for hairdressing and drive to succeed. Trailblazer Simon took each step in his stride, remaining focused on his vision and enjoying every moment along the way, and ultimately made it big – styling hair for the likes of Calvin Klein, Jennifer Aniston and Kate Moss.

Now based in London's Mayfair, he can look back on years of success and think about his next move: helping a new generation of hairdressers snip their way to the top.

If you could give some advice to yourself 5 years ago, what would it be?
What’s been your biggest learning curve?
What was your most unexpected moment?
What plans do you have for your business?
Who gave you the best piece of business advice, and what was it?
When did you realise your business was going to work?
How would you like to be remembered as a businessperson?
What tips do you have for anyone thinking of starting a business?

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