Episode 7 – Amy Bates on changing careers and body positivity in the beauty industry

Published 19th Jul 2023 by PB Admin

In this episode of The Pro Beauty Pod, Ellen Cummings sits down with hair and make-up artist Amy Bates, founder of The Beauty Rebellion.

We chat about why she left a successful career in the police to join the beauty industry and how this skillset then translated to working with salon clients. 

The pair also discuss Bates’s push for the beauty industry to be more body positive and inclusive, including easy tips on how beauty salons and spas can make positive changes to their businesses – without spending any money.

Don't miss Bates on stage at PB North, where she'll be talking about "How to increase client spend and retention by being body positive and inclusive" on our Business and Digital Skills stage at 11am on Monday, September 25 - you can register for your free ticket to PB North here.

We are so excited to bring you this podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and anywhere else you get your podcasts - please like, rate and subscribe and follow us on Instagram, TikTok and, of course, you find us on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter.

Don't miss our last episode where deputy editor Kezia Parkins spoke to chemical engineer Cigdem Kemal Yilmaz, founder of the CPD-accredited course Skin Masterclass Pro, to get some insights about her experience being an expat in Malaysia and the pros and cons of setting up and running a business away from home. 

Or check out all our previous episodes here:

Episode 6: Cigdem Kemal Yilmaz on running an online business from a remote location, and scientific skincare education

Episode 5: Corinna Tolan on advanced skin health and mastering social media

Episode 4: Hayley Snishko on massage, mental health and mobile beauty

Episode 3: Letitia Sophia on Love Island, motherhood, and why she fell in love with make-up

Episode 2: PB's Therapist of the Year Lucie Allen on holistic therapies, wellness and therapist health

Episode 1: Elaine Beattie on retaining staff and what she learned transitioning from supplier to salon owner

Is there a guest you would love to hear interviewed on the show or do you have a suggestion for an episode topic? Send us an email at [email protected] or leave us a comment below.


PB Admin

PB Admin

Published 19th Jul 2023

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