Salon industry icon Catherine Handcock is founder of Creative HEAD Magazine, director of the British Beauty Council, and managing director of The Industry. Here, she talks to Timely about progress, positivity, and post-COVID recovery.
For nearly forty years, Aromatherapy Associates has been supporting the wellbeing of people around the globe by bestowing the virtues of essential oils on physical and emotional wellbeing. Committed to helping both people and the planet, Aromatherapy Associates was last year awarded B Corp status; a level of certification given only to organisations that meet the highest standards of environmental and social impact. Here, Amy Bonfield, Aromatherapy Associates Education and Business Manager, talks to Timely about the benefits of aromatherapy, breathing exercises, and sleep.
A pioneer of organisational and social change, Mary Haddock-Staniland recently joined the Timely team as Chief People Inclusion Officer; the first role of its kind at an executive level in New Zealand. Mary, who sits on the board of a number of charities, is passionate about empowering others to reach their full potential and ensuring that everyone has equal access to opportunities and resources. Here, Mary talks about the importance of bringing your "true self" to work, and why all business owners must build and nurture inclusive environments.
As co-founder and director of the multi-award-winning Botanica Wellness Spa and Clinic in Melbourne, Sofie Gillard was one of the city’s many beauty industry professionals to endure over six months of lockdown closures in 2020. Here, she talks to Timely about launching new initiatives, preparing for reopening, and the positive outlook for post-pandemic business.
An entrepreneur, investor, and mentor, Haylee Benton is the owner of The Silver Fern Group, a portfolio of hair and beauty businesses, and the founder of PamperPad, the TripAdvisor of salons in the UK. Here, she talks to Timely about managing employee engagement during, and after, the COVID-19 pandemic.
Award-winning barber Tom Chapman has written books, delivered TED Talks, presented an Amazon Prime documentary, and been featured all over the international press. Six years ago, Tom founded The Lions Barber Collective; a charity that raises awareness of mental illness and suicide prevention within the hair industry and beyond. Here, Tom talks to Timely about the mental health training offered by The Lions Barber Collective, the role of the charity, and ways in which industry professionals can look after their own mental wellbeing.
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