Hey there, folks! Scott Michaels here, ready to take you on an exhilarating ride through the story of the beginning of my life—a tale that exemplifies the power of passion, the strength of vision, and the relentless drive to turn dreams into reality. So buckle up and get ready to be inspired!
Picture this: a young lad leaving school at the age of 15 with no academic qualifications, armed with an insatiable thirst for knowledge and an unwavering determination to chart his own course. That lad was me, Scott Michaels. And little did I know that my journey would begin with a simple job sweeping floors in a barbershop. As I watched the stylists work their magic, an electric spark ignited within me—a spark that would fuel my future endeavors in the world of hairdressing.
Driven by an unyielding desire to learn and grow, I decided to pursue formal training in hairdressing. Armed with my qualifications, I took a leap of faith and opened my very own business, The Cutting Room, in the lively city of Lancaster, Lancashire. I was just a teenager, but I was determined to make my mark in the industry, to offer a unique experience that would set me apart from the crowd.
Fast forward a few years, and I found myself standing on a precipice of opportunity. Through hard work and sheer dedication, I had won prestigious sales awards from big-name brands in the hairdressing world. That’s when it hit me—a powerful vision that would reshape the hair product market forever. I wanted to build a brand that stood for one thing above all else: quality.
And so, in 2008, The idea of Hairbond was born. From day one, I knew that social media would be the game-changer that would propel my brand to new heights. Platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter emerged, providing me with an unprecedented opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals—retailers who craved something exceptional, something that didn’t conform to the mass-market norms. With a fiery passion burning inside me, I harnessed the power of these platforms to sell millions of Hairbond products globally.
Creating Hairbond hasn’t been an easy journey. I’ve faced extreme obstacles and setbacks, constantly spinning plates and seeking constant progression. But I’m fortunate to have talented individuals working with me, sharing the workload and pushing the brand forward.
Hairbond’s name carries multiple meanings. “Bond” represents the love of hair, the connection to James Bond, the secret hairstyling agent, and even the renowned Bond Street in Britain. Collaboration is crucial to our growth, and the name “Bond” reflects that perfectly.
Building Hairbond has required constant investment. Over the last 15 years, I’ve reinvested over £5 million back into the brand to establish Hairbond as a market leader. I firmly believe in reinvesting and maintaining a budget to ensure clever investments and sustainable growth.
Looking into the future, I see Hairbond becoming the biggest and best haircare brand possible. Whether it’s expanding into new overseas markets or venturing into the electrical market, our concept remains simple: we never compromise on quality. As I travel the world, meeting our international distributors, I’ve witnessed the strength of our industry. People seek quality, and our industry delivers.
So, my friends, as you follow your own dreams and aspirations, remember this: passion, vision, and an unyielding drive are the keys to unlocking your true potential. Don’t be afraid to break free from the norm, to forge your own path, and to create something extraordinary. Let my story serve as a reminder that with dedication, perseverance, and an unwavering commitment to excellence, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.
Thank you for joining me on this thrilling adventure. Together, let’s defy expectations, push boundaries, and make our mark on the world. The sky’s the limit!
Stay inspired, Scott Michaels