AM to PM with Joshua Goldsworthy

By Anita Jaynes on 8 November, 2016

A one day working diary from rise and shine to lights out.

Every Tuesday we delve into the day-to-day diary of a member of the local business community. This week we put the spotlight on Joshua Goldsworthy.

Joshua is colour master and style director at Goldsworthy’s, the award-winning hairdressing group with salons in Swindon, Cirencester and Marlborough.

Joshua is the most exciting young male in hairdressing, having been named THE IT GUY in prestigious hair competition, The It List, which celebrates industry stars on the ascent.

Joshua is a member of the Britain’s Next Top Model styling team. Working on the show, he has travelled with the models to shoots in the UK and overseas, including exotic locations in Jamaica.

Goldsworthy’s is a five-time winner of the prestigious Wales and South West Hairdresser of the Year award. This year, Josh was nominated personally for the fourth time for the award.

What time does your alarm go off?
7.30 am. There’s nothing worse than waking up late and rushing. I like to be up early so I’m prepared for whatever the salon has in store for me each day.

What’s the first thing you do?
Check social media and the Daily Mail’s newsfeed. This is a great way to keep up to date with the latest trends and what’s going on in the world.

What do you do for lunch?
I very rarely have time for lunch, as we’re always so busy in the salon. I also have to prepare for and travel to various awards and events, such as Britain’s Next Top Model. If I can, I squeeze a sandwich in between appointments.

What do you love most about your job?
The diversity of the job and making clients look fab. I get to travel a lot and am involved in photo shoots, TV etc. It’s really fun and I experience things that I wouldn’t get the chance to if it wasn’t for my job.

What’s the worst part of the job?
I honestly love every part of my job but clients who come in and don’t know what they want can make the process a lot longer.

What executive tool/gadget could you not live without?
My iPhone and MacBook. I use my iPhone a lot to document the cuts and styles in the salon as well using it for quick access to news and social media, etc.

What do you do after work?
I usually go to the gym. I also love going to the cinema. I love films – they’re another great way to see which way hair trends are heading.
If you changed direction, what would be your Plan B?
Along with my father, I’ve worked on restoration projects on houses and businesses. I often think it would be a good alternative job. Like hairdressing, it’s a very creative challenge.