Belinda Hillman - creator & founder of Belinda Mindset
Hairdressing Educator and Mentor
I teach mindset skills in the hair and beauty industry, empowering learners to achieve the success they all deserve.
“You have to ask for what you want in life, then believe that you can have it”
Hello, my name is Belinda Hillman I am the creator and founder of Belinda Mindset and The hairdressing and beauty industry motivational training cards. We are a global education brand and recommended by Habia UK.
I teach mindset skills to learners in the industry empowering them to reach the success they all deserve.
I was a finalist in the Prestige great British entrepreneur awards for entrepreneurial spirit in London 2021 . The hair and beauty awards I won a silver award for entrepreneur of the year 2021. I have two sons and run a successful salon of 15 years with my husband Kevin the award winning THE hairdressers in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
With a hard start in life I am now enjoying a successful career in the hair industry. I teach that hairdressing is more than a job, it gives you friend’s for life, it’s creative, can provide world travel experiences and most importantly it makes you a fully self-sufficient independent professional. My workshops empower and motivate students by teaching them mindset techniques and retail skills to promote themselves, services and products.
From living alone in a Welsh bedsit at 16 onto cruise ships and now salon owner and Wella colour expert with 23 years industry experience, I have relatable professional and personal knowledge to share.
Providing the daily tools for the confidence to say ‘I am enough’ and importantly to never give up on your goals!
I’m available for live online courses which are supported by Habia UK.
Students find my courses refreshing, informative, uplifting and supportive.
Please feel free to download and use the printable resources I have provided on my resources page.
I have also provided some learning videos and book recommendations for students and to further their self-development and growth mindset.
City & Guilds – Hairdressing NVQ Level 2
City & Guilds – Hairdressing NVQ Level 3
A1 Assessor Award
Wella Colour Master Degree
Mental Health Awareness – Beauty Educators Diploma,
Media Training – 1-2-1 Coaching Masterclass with Storymedia
Dare to Lead trained (Brene Brown Modern Leadership)
Metal Health First Aid (MHFA)
Lone Working Training
Child Protection Training
Chris Moody Teaching Education
Award in Education AET
Enhanced DBS Certificate
The Global Mindset Coach Tony Ribbons – Unleash the Power Within
Nudge Minds – Well-being Coach
In the Media
Belinda Hillman founder of Belinda Mindset tells us “How to stay motivated in this industry”
How To Create a Growth Mindset with Creativity
We discuss what it takes to create a growth mindset using the power of creativity. This is an explosive episode where we bring in mindsets from Gary Vee & Tony Robbins.
with Stephen Fahey
In the Press
Belinda Hillman trained to become a Master Colour Expert in Wella, a highly recognised award in the hair industry.
Award Winning Salon Owner
We believe our clients should feel special in our salon and its luxurious surroundings, with excellent services. We give value beyond expectations every time and continue to grow within the hair industry and the community.
“It’s my calling to lift every person that knows they want more and to help them get a head-start in the hairdressing industry and in life.
Never give up on your goals!”
Seize the Opportunities
Hairdresser to the Queen
The Queen has had the same hairdresser for over 20 years, Ian Carmichael. I got the pleasure of meeting and being taught by this charismatic man during my hairdressing training in hair-up and retail with Steiner before I went on to the Holland America cruise line. I was 19 and meeting people like Ian was amazing. Cruise ships were a fantastic experience and I will share knowledge, tips and tricks in my workshops.
Opportunity comes when you least expect it, I teach hairdressing apprentices to look out for these rare moments and to go for it even if it is scary because that’s where life is fun! This photo of me with Sting was a regular Friday morning or so I thought at 8am I was getting ready for work in the salon when THE hairdressers got a call from someone who worked at the Baltic in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Sting was doing TV interview’s all day then a show at night and needed make up and his beard trimmed. I had seconds to decide yes or no? How will I reschedule my day? Can I really take care of Sting? The answer was a big yes! My beautician and I spent two hours with Sting. I remember thinking how lucky I was and I can tell you he is a gentleman he acknowledged everyone in the room and it made my week to get a picture with Sting with the Tyne Bridge behind him. Hairdressing life is full of fantastic moments this is up there in my top 3!
“The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. Those who walk alone are likely to find themselves in places no one has ever been before.”