Best Advice: Mark Hayes

In this week’s Best Advice video, Mark Hayes narrows down the key factors to success: hard work, commitment, education and mentorship. He knows that his position as International Creative Director of Sassoon Academy comes with a lot of responsibility, but also realizes the amazing opportunity he’s been given to teach and mentor the next generation of hairdressers.

As one of the most important artist and educators in the industry today, Hayes inspires hairdressers globally with his passionate approach and technical expertise. To watch Hayes share insights learned from Vidal Sassoon and his take on the essential phases of success, click here:



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