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Meet the real American Wonder Women!

The second series of Creative HEAD’s The Root of It podcast, in partnership with Treatwell, brings together visionary salon owners to reflect, recollect and get real about life as a boss and a business owner. We’re all ears!  

The Root of It podcast guests Skyler McDonald and Gina Conway

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SERIES TWO: Then and Now

Episode three: Skyler McDonald and Gina Conway

The year 2020 has been a challenging one for us all, but professional hairdressers and salon owners are amongst those who have been hit the hardest, at least commercially, by the consequences of Covid-19 – shutting up shop for prolonged periods, and with work of any kind grinding to an agonising (and in some cases devastating) halt.

London salon owners and successful businesswomen Gina Conway and Skyler McDonald have experienced it all – but, like many, they’ve fought through by operating strategically, capitalising on downtime and staying positive. And they’re ready to talk about it in ‘Then and Now’ – series two of The Root of It podcast. 

These inspiring women have been powering through the year in fight mode, working harder than ever to keep their businesses afloat (“It was just like a game of the balance of the cashflow”, admits Skyler). If there’s anyone who knows how to make the most out of a pandemic situation, hands down, ladies and gentlemen, it’s Gina and Skyler. They refused to keep their guests waiting, instead providing customised home colour kits to use while their doors remained closed. They’ve reorganised and restructured internal systems and they’ve redecorated and upgraded client spaces. This pioneering pair represents resilience on a grand scale, and we salute them for it. 

But there’s a lot more to learn from – and about – these firm friends. Both emigrated from the USA to follow their dreams, going on to develop strong, successful brands. For Skyler, this meant taking a big risk by opening the UK’s first-ever colour-only salon – for Gina, building a trio of award-winning salons and spas with sustainability at their core. 

Sticklers for staying true to what they believe in, and passionate about what they do, in this positive vibe-packed chat, hear Gina and Skyler talk openly, honestly and unreservedly about the past, present and future. Introducing episode three of ‘Then and Now’, series two of The Root of It podcast. Headphones in, and listen up…


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