Episode 5: David Mannah

In this episode of Retail Therapy, we’re joined by David Mannah, CEO of creative and marketing agency MDivision, and founder of the Australian Hair and Fashion Awards. Speaking with podcast host Paul Zahra, David shares his passion for all things hair and beauty and gives insights into the innovations happening in the industry.

David talks about his background and the founding of MDivision, a creative and marketing agency that has worked with leading brands in the hair and beauty industry, such as Loreal, Dyson, Revlon, and American Crew. He also discusses his motivation for founding the Australian Hair and Fashion Awards, the longest-running independent hairdressing awards program.

The conversation moves on to the challenges faced by the hair and beauty industry in Australia, particularly in terms of skill and labour shortages. David shares his thoughts on the solutions needed to address this issue and boost training and apprenticeships.

As a mentor to many young hairdressers, David also talks about the next generation of talent and how they are shaping up. And, he shares some insights into the digital trends in the industry, including changes in consumer behaviour and the industry’s adaptation to these changes.

David Mannah’s passion for the hair and beauty industry is evident throughout this episode of Retail Therapy, and his dedication to the growth and development of the industry is truly inspiring.

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