The logo for Activator, a free mentoring scheme from Creative HEAD and The Industry


Now in its second year, this free mentoring scheme from Creative HEAD and The Industry provides help and support for hairdressing business owners at all stages of their career.

Applications now closed 

If you feel overwhelmed by your business, want to change direction or simply have a good idea and don’t know how to take it forward, it could be you need a mentor – someone who understands your work environment, has experience of the kind of hurdles you’re facing and can provide practical and personal support.

Activator is the free mentoring scheme from Creative HEAD and The Industry, open to all business owners at any stage of their careers, that could see you being paired with a top industry name – an Activator – who will act as your mentor for a full 12 months.

During this time your Activator will be your ‘critical friend’ – acting as your sounding board, providing honest advice, introducing relevant and valuable contacts and networks and helping you learn and grow. 

There will also be the opportunity for ‘Activators’ and mentees to attend workshops, panel discussions and specialist sessions with occasional guest speakers, helping them become part of a like-minded community.


Top industry names, with years of incredible experience. Which one will you be paired with?


Applications now closed