Hairdressing. So, what’s the deal? The real story?
Who better to tell it than people who are actually doing it?
And that, in a nutshell, is what this film is all about.

THE INDUSTRY documents seven hair professionals and their career journeys – from a high-profile session artist styling for Prada (Anthony Turner) and a boundary-pushing salon owner cultivating a massive social media following (Sophia Hilton), to a barber on a mission to promote cultural reform (Mark Maciver). You’ll also meet some influential experts along the way, whose daily lives are impacted and shaped by hairdressers like the ones in this documentary.

Hopefully by the end, you’ll begin to understand the immense opportunity, diversity and creativity on offer when you choose a career in hairdressing.


Anna Cofone
Darcie Harvey
Sophia Hilton
Mark Maciver
Jody Taylor
Anthony Turner
Ky Wilson
Charlotte Alexa
Michelle Feeney
Louise Gray
Catherine Handcock
Sam Johnson
Millie Kendall MBE
Sam McKnight MBE

Director Adam Slama
Producer Joanna Andersen
Original Concept Joanna Andersen
Director of Photography Curt Taylor Editor & Colourist Curt Taylor Sound Recordists Herbie Lomas & Francesco Gorazzi Additional Photography Josh Knox & Matthias Ashford

With special thanks to BaByliss PRO and Creative HEAD for supporting, funding and believing in the project.