Antony Whitaker

Antony Whitaker

Antony Whitaker is the ultimate educator and motivator, with a worldwide reputation based on more than 30 years’ experience in the beauty industry. Internationally recognised as one of the most prominent specialists in his profession, he is a multi-award-winning stylist who has become a highly proficient educator, motivator, business coach and best-selling author.

Starting his career as a stylist in London, ten years later, in search of fresh challenges Antony became a trainer and opened his own salons in Australia in 1990. Based in the UK since 2004, Antony has developed a global reputation as a passionate and inspiring business presenter, having taken his message on management, money, marketing, team-building and retailing to more than a quarter of a million beauty therapists and hairdressers in more than 40 countries. Meanwhile, his GROW series of books has set new benchmarks of business excellence for salon owners and managers.

Antony is now recognized and highly respected worldwide as one of the industry’s leading lights. He has continued to pick up international industry awards, while his photographic images and business articles have been published in more than 50 trade and fashion magazines. ‘Grow My Salon Business’ is an education company specifically for the hair and beauty industry established by Antony and his partner in life and business, Melinda.

Affirming his industry standing with a string of awards for team-building, salon design and marketing, education and photography. He was also named Australian Hairdresser of the Year twice, as well as being awarded the AIPP Grand Trophy in Paris

Antony is constantly evolving his business and is developing new content and educational products with the goal to make salon businesses more successful by engaging, educating and inspiring professionals from the beauty industry to develop their business skills through a combination of the very best in educational resources, coaching and live seminars.