Award-Winning Hairdresser, Cos Sakkas

In this episode, Lan is joined multi award-winning hairdresser and head of education at Toni & Guy, Cos Sakkas. With a career spanning over 28 years, Cos tells us his secret to long term success and how he is still inspired to keep pushing and learning every day KEY TAKEAWAYS Careers are kept fresh by experimentation and challenge. You keep your hunger alive by doing new things. The best way to thrive in the industry is to always adapt. Those who embrace change and use it to go further, are the ones who will last the course. There’s no such thing as a one-man-job. All great things are built by teams. Surrounding yourself with strong performers only makes you stronger. Always have goals. Set destinations for yourself. It gives you something to aim at, and something to realign yourself with when your plans go awry. VALUABLE RESOURCES Cos Sakkas Instagram - https://instagram.com/cossakkas?igshid=ohcytxgm3kq7 https://toniandguy.com/news/about-us/111/cos-sakkas-announced-as-nominee-for-hj-british-hairdresser-of-the-year-2018 ABOUT THE HOST Born in Ireland from a Vietnamese origin Lan has become an established name in the fashion and beauty industry. Lan comes from an art background having studied fashion at Central Saint Martins. Self taught in make-up she pursued her career to heading and designing key shows and is a regular name at London Fashion Week. Lan has contributed to various editorials including Vogue Russia, Vanity Fair, Elle (UK), Glamour, Grazia, Stylist and Stella. Lan is a published author, a regular speaker and teacher. Known for her creative flair and natural use of colours and textures combined with flawless skin, Lan is always collaborating on creative projects. CONTACT METHOD Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lanslondon Twitter - https://twitter.com/lanslondon Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/lanmakeup YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCInE8JY51_y22wqoXEuNs0w See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Inspired during lockdown to embrace community and education in the creative industry the world-renowned make-up artist and author of two bestselling Lan Nguyen-Grealis decided to launch the Power Of Make Up podcast.  In this series, Lan takes you through her little black book of leading UK fashion and beauty industry contacts to inspire and unite others.  From former pop star Kimberly Wyatt and husband Max Rogers, celebrity stylist Karl Willett, hairdresser’s Errol Douglas and Cos Sakkas to make-up artists Ruby Hammer, Daniel Sandler and Phylliss Cohen the guests delve into their inspiration, explore how make-up has transformed their lives, discuss key collaborations, the secrets to longevity and how they have worked to tackle inclusivity and diversity head on.   Lan Nguyen-Grealis is a celebrity, beauty fashion and multi award winning makeup artist and author of Art & Makeup and ProMakeup Design Books. Appeared as a guest judge on the successful BBC Series of Glow Up and regularly collaborates on many shows at London Fashion Week as key designer leading a team of exceptional makeup assistants which she dedicates her time to mentor.  Through her love of education of nearly two decades Lan shares her tips and tricks in the media and travels worldwide as a speaker. Her mission is to empower women by tailoring looks that women want for themselves. Not just based on trends but the unique beauty that everyone has. Creating show stopping looks Lan is sought after for creative flair for natural beauty or cutting edge creative design.