Stay Informed: The Best Publications and Podcasts for the Hair, Beauty, and Cosmetics Industry

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Podcasts and magazines can help professionals working in the hair, beauty and cosmetics industry gain inspiration, further their expertise and stay informed about current events. So, today, weve complied our top picks that should keep you entertained and teach you a thing or two at the same time.


Whether we use them to simulate our mind while we clean the house or need some motivation while working out, many of us listen to podcasts on a daily or weekly basis. But, for aspiring or existing businesses owners in the beauty industry, podcasts and publications are a great way to boost your knowledge and help keep you ahead of trends.

The hair and beauty industry is incredibly lucrative. Across the globe, its predicted to be worth over £410 billion, and in the UK alone there are 43,000 beauty businesses generating over £7.5 billion. It couldnt be a better time to start your own business in the exciting sector. There are so many resources out there you can use to educate yourself of the latest trends, industry news and innovative products. Lets now look at the best publications and podcasts for the hair, beauty and cosmetics industry.


Podcasts to listen to

1. Breaking Beauty

Two long-time magazine beauty editors, Jil Dunn and Carlene Higgins, discuss the latest beauty products that are flying off the shelves and where they came from. They chat to some of the founders that managed to transform their ideas into million-pound businesses, touching on their struggles and how they made their mark in such a competitive market.

2. The Hair Game

The founder of Salon Republic, Eric Taylor, uses his own experience setting up a hair empire and discussions with industry experts to provide valuable business development tricks, marketing tips and ways to cope with the stress of owning a salon.

3. Beyond The Beauty

This is a must-listen for entrepreneurs wanting to start out in the beauty industry. Its hosted by beauty guru Bobbi Brown, who talks about beauty stigmas and what we need to know about industry shifts and innovations. She also gives her top tips for how to turn your cosmetics business into a global empire and how running one affects your day-to-day life.

43,000 beauty businesses generate over £7.5 billion to the UK economy

4. Beauty Is Your Business

This beauty podcast is fun and informative. Produced by MouthMedia Network, it is hosted by a team of industry leaders and experts. It features conversations inspired by recent trends, technology in the beauty industry and in-depth interviews with big names on the beauty scene.

5. How To Cut It In The Hairdressing Industry

This resource is brought to us by Dom Lehane and aims to help hairdressers and barbers of all levels have a successful and fulfilling career. It provides a rundown of the opportunities available for everyone, from apprentices and hairstylists to salon owners and educators.

6. The Beauty Brains

Beauty Brains makes it possible for listeners to have their beauty questions answered by real scientists, without any confusing jargon. Again, it aims to educate in ahumorous way and help people understand what cosmetics products actually do.

7. Fat Mascara

This award-winning and iTunes-chart-topping cosmetics podcast is bought to us by friends Jessica Matlin and Jennifer Goldstein. Guests include famous faces like model Miranda Kerr and make-up artist and cosmetics business owner Charlotte Tilbury. The pair delve into topics that include the latest beauty controversies and their go-to products.

8. Snatched Edges

If you need to refresh your knowledge of natural hair, this is the hair podcast for you. Snatched Edges covers all elements of hair health, including hair loss and scalp issues. Any hair stylist needs to have a full understanding of caring for natural hair so why wait? Tune in to get up to speed.

Magazines to read

1. Professional Hairdresser

Since it launched in 2006, this hair publication has been an essential resource for hair professionals. It provides readers with all the latest developments in the industry, including new products and techniques, as well as the nitty gritty of running a profitable salon. The compelling editorial content reflects the exciting and creative hair industry, covering latest trends and catwalk fashion.

2. Professional Beauty

If youre working in the beauty industry, you can use this beauty publication to keep up to date with the current trends circulating the beauty world, learn how to grow your business and read exclusive statistics that can help shape your business operations.

3. PBL

This cosmetics publication is a beauty journal that helps educate and make sure those working in the beauty industry are kept up to speed. The content-rich magazine informs readers of the latest products to hit the shelves and incorporates the expertise of around 30 authors.

4. Hairdressers Journal International

Considered by many as an industry bible, this hair publication has a heritage that exceeds 135 years. It is a go-to resource for hairdressers wanting to brush up their knowledge, find out the latest news and read reviews. You can find industry insights and advice from experts and tips for creating the latest cutting, colour and styling techniques in your hairdressing salon or barbers.

5. Beauty Magazine

Anyone who wants to find out about the world of beauty retailing can read this magazine. With lots of interviews, trend predictions and training features, make-up-obsessed Brits and beauty professionals can boost their knowledge.


Check out one of these beauty publications or podcasts

These are just some of the many handy resources on offer for beauty professionals and individuals with a passion for cosmetics. If youre hoping to run your own successful business in the hair, beauty and cosmetics industry, you need to be prepared to go the extra mile and learn as much as possible. When youre not listening to a hair podcast or reading a beauty publication, you could check out a conference or workshop event. You can find out about the best franchise opportunites in another one of our articles here.

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