Darryl Starkey

Where did you start?

15 years ago in Coventry, I did a 360 career change and went from a musical theatre student and found an apprenticeship as a hairdresser. Never looked back since

Proudest moment?

Proudest career moment has to be hearing my name in several How To Cut It podcast as the raising star of the industry from people I look up to. Showing that my hard work and determination is paying off

Describe yourself in one word?


Any advice for beginners?

Become a sponge, soak up every piece of information. Grab any opportunity possible and always ask questions, even if you think it’s stupid

What you would change?

I’d love to change the stigma around our industry, showing that it’s not an easy career, but it’s one of the most rewarding careers


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