As the Olympics draw to an end, we take time to reflect and to feel inspired by the countless young athletes from all over the world, pursuing an elusive record, pursuing perfection. If there was an Olympic event for hair design and inspiring others to the art and craft of transformation, the undisputed gold medal winner would be Stephen Moody, Patty Schmucker’s Radio AMB guest on a recent Monday program.
Moody, who often describes himself as the son of an unsuccessful hairdresser, learned from his mother how to pursue excellence in hair. His mother, the aforementioned hairdresser, worked in a rural community in England going nowhere fast when she saw a London magazine showcasing the work of an aspiring hair designer by the name of Vidal Sassoon. Sassoon transformed Moody’s mother’s career and paved the way for her son’s own success. Moody became a hairdresser, married his soul mate, and finds balance and success in four key elements: heart, eyes, hands, and wallet.
Now the Dean of Wella’s Global Education Academy, Moody has not only transformed his heritage; he has come to personify it. He talked to Patty about how the art of hair design is evolving, what he sees in the future, and what he finds motivational today. Listen in below.