EP146: Matthew Sutcliffe – Taking Self-Employed Salons to Another Level. Tint Leeds

Today’s special guest is Matthew Sutcliffe. A former UK L’Oreal Colour Trophy winner and Creative Head ‘It List Guy’, Matthew is a hairdresser I’ve long admired. Most recently I’ve become a huge fan of the salon he co-owns, Tint Leeds.

A salon where all it’s stylists are self-employed, Matthew got inspiration to open Tint Leeds after the negative experiences he had when he went from being employed to a self-employed hairdresser. He hated it. In this HTCI podcast, Matthew talks us through his journey to Tint Leeds. We will learn how its fresh attitude to producing a modern culture in todays hairdressing industry, is changing the poor perception that the self-employed salon has long had.

If your perception is, “Self-employed salons are unprofessional,” then think again. Tint Leeds has taken the best from employed and self-employed salons, and fused them all together to create one of the most progressive and exciting salons in the UK right now.  Listening to what Matthew say’s today will go a long way to cutting out the stigma of self-employed salons.

Whether employing or self-employing hairdressers, I love the fact that our industry offers us all choices. It’s all about what suits your own business goals and set ups. If being a self-employed salon is of interest to your salon business set up, then you won’t go far wrong by listening in to what Matthew shares with us all today.

I respect how Matthew is taking the self-employed salons to another level, and how his team is at the forefront of everything he’s doing. As he says, “Being co-owner of Tint Leeds my ultimate goal is to use my experience to educate staff and help them achieve what they want from this amazing industry.”

So what are we waiting for, lets dive into todays episode with Matthew Sutcliffe.



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