EP 014: Adam Reed – One half of Percy and Reed

If your seeking an entrepreneurial journey to owning a hairdressing salon, or possibly having your very own hair product range, then in today’s episode we’ve a real treat for you. Joining me is Adam Reed, the Founding Partner of the super cool Percy and Reed brand.

Adam works on the front line of hair dressing. When not working in one of his London Percy and Reed salons or on their product range, he’s regularly traveling all over the world, tousling and taming the locks of some of the world’s fashion and beauty icons. And with his twenty years of top salon experience, he uses this to help others, working hard to train the next generation of stylists from around the world.

In this episode, Adam offers an insiders glimpse into the creation of the Percy and Reed brand with his business partner Paul Percival. You’ll also hear on Adam’s early hairdressing career and the wide variety of projects he and his team are involved with. Be sure to have a notebook and pen to hand when listening in on this episode … Adam’s about to share masses of take-away points for you today. Listen and enjoy!

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Today’s Guest 

Adam Reed - one half of Percy and ReedWebsite: percyandreed.com

Twitter: @adamreedhair






Here’s some of what we cover in this interview

• The history behind Adam Reed the hairdresser
• Part of team setting up the Charles Worthing Salon, New York
• Having a New York salon
• British hairdressing industry
• Ambition to be a great hairdresser
• Becoming the Percy and Reed brand
• The Percy and Reed team
• Britain’s Got talent
• Work with us
• Percy and Reed locations and sizes
• The Percy and Reed client
• Adam shares his experience of opening a salon
• Creating a brand and message
• Adam describes the Percy and Reed brand
• What Adam loves about hairdressing
• Pioneering hair mavericks
• Don’t copy, take inspiration
• Sharing your work
• Learn by your mistakes
• Percy and Reed product range
• Setting up your own range
• The creation of the Percy and Reed product range
• Designs to product range and packaging
• Adam gives his top tip to having your own product range
• Adam tells us on whats next
• How much time Adam spends on the styling floor
• Staying healthy in hairdressing
• Drop by and meet Adam in the salon

Links to people, places and things mentioned in this episode:

Something Else Hairdressers
• Andrew price
•  Charles Worthington
Percy and Reed
Paul Percival
• L’oreal
• Luigi Murenu 
• Dave Garnet
• Sophie Dahl
Plum Sykes

•  Kim Cattrall

• Jack Howard
Ky Wilson
Ellenora Dean
• Nathalie Bayley
• Great Portland Street
• Spittafields

Sean Dawson

• Paul Smith
• Larry King 
 •Lee Stafford
Paul Merritt

• Sophia Hilton
Zoe Irwin
• Luke Hethershon
• Percy and Reed product range
• Shannon De Boisssard
• Space NK




Fierce Hair


Some images of Adams work 

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Adam Reed - One half of Percy and Reed


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