Seven Questions...with Shane Ogley

Shane Ogley
Shane Ogley

Shane Ogley is 30 and is the owner of Prestige Salon in Lancaster

What was your first job?

My first job was the same as most young boys, I was a paper boy, the fastest Scale Hall has ever seen! I had two rounds and I used to jog to keep me fit for my hobbies of boxing and football.

How do you relax after a hard day’s work?

Well, this is all changing now as my wife, Emma had a little boy on December 23, but I like to work out, then put my feet up on the sofa with a bit of Xbox. We enjoy a nice movie/TV programme together but that hasn’t happened recently, it’s been nappies and night feeds.

Proudest moment in business?

I have shops in Manchester and Kendal but opening the Prestige Salon with my business partner, Daryl, here in my home town of Lancaster, is my proudest moment. Three years on, I am proud of how popular it has become.

Most embarrassing moment at work?

When we first opened Prestige, I thought I would try trimming my eye brows as I’d noticed a lot of gents had them done in the salon. I run the business side of things and I am no good with a pair of clippers, but Daryl was busy, so I tried doing it myself. Unfortunately I took half my eyebrows off and had to then draw them back on. Daryl thought it was hilarious. I find it funny now, I suppose.

Your biggest vice?

I don’t think I have any vices, to be honest, although my wife may well say something different! Seriously, I don’t drink much or smoke. I don’t binge on crisps or chocolate. I suppose my worst trait is keeping tidy and dropping clothes where I stand, rather than folding them and tidying away.

Who is the biggest influence on your life?

A man called Anthony Robbins - this guy helped me get from being on the dole, to where I am now. However, I have never met him. He is a peak performance coach and I constantly read and listen to everything he puts out. The guy knows what he is talking about in all aspects of life, he is a genius and what he does for charity is unbelievable.

Word of business advice?

Simple advice really: Constantly evolving. Constantly improving. Constantly adding value.