'I've got a book recommendation for that', is probably one of my most used phrases...

As a proud book nerd, it's my pleasure to share some of my absolute favourites with you, with a little description to help you choose the right books for you!

To be totally transparent, these are affiliate links which will take you straight to Amazon. 

Let me know what you think of them if you read any!

Maddi x

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Atomic Habits - James Clear

Want to get out of the procrastination rut? Or is it time to give yourself a bit more structure?

This is a personal development book rather than specifically about business, but it's another game-changer which can impact all aspects of your life.

Get it HERE


You Are a Badass - Jen Sincero

The perfect starting place if you want to explore positive psychology, a little bit of law of attraction and feel like your bestie is giving you a great big kick up the bum.

This is a really easy read, Jen Sincero is the big business sister you always wanted.

Get it HERE

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The Chimp Paradox - Professor Steve Peters

My all-time favourite! 

Learn the art of responding, rather than reacting with this super easy to read and life-changing book from Prof. Steve Peters. 

Also perfect if you struggle with overthinking, anxiety and stress or generally feel like your brain gets the better of you!

Get it HERE


The 12 Week Year - Brian P. Moran & Michael Lennington

This was recommended to me by my coach and I've not stopped raving about it since!

The ultimate goal-setting read, which will teach you how to keep momentum and smash those long-term goals in weeks rather than years.

Get it HERE

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Oversubscribed - Daniel Priestley

Daniel Priestley knows how to create a business buzz!

In Oversubscribed, he'll show you how to have clients queueing around the block and falling over themselves to book in with you. A great business book to jump in with.

Get it HERE


This is Marketing - Seth Godin

Probably my favourite book about marketing, Seth Godin's, 'This Is Marketing' is perfect for any Boss wanting to hone their marketing skills and learn how to magnetise the perfect Rockstar Clients.

Get it HERE


The 4-Hour Work Week - Timothy Ferriss

Warning, this book will make you want to move to a tropical island with nothing but your laptop and a cocktail in hand!

It's a long book, but totally worth it if you're interested in automation, systematisation and scale (as well as working out how you could run a salon from the other side of the world)

Get it HERE


The E-Myth Revisited - Michael E. Gerber

Another great book about scale, which will give you a great understanding of where you could take your hair or beauty business over the long term.

Get it HERE


Profit First - Mike Michalowicz

This is more suited to a business with employees, as Mike Michalowicz teaches his brilliant system of allocating your money into 'pots' to maximise profits.

Get it HERE


Crush It! - Gary Vaynerchuk

Love him or loathe him, Gary Vee knows how to turn a passion into a wildly successful business.

Be warned, he's a bit sweary so this maybe isn't for the feint-hearted! A great book for any Boss who's feeling stuck in a rut, or for those right at the start of their careers.

Get it HERE


Crushing It! - Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vee's follow up, 'Crushing It' really zones in on building a personal brand. This is perfect for our industry where we so are often are our business. 

Again, it's sweary and packs a punch, but if that's your vibe then I think you'll love this!

Get it HERE


Black Box Thinking - Matthew Syed

Learn how to reframe failure with this thought-provoking read from Matthew Syed.

Another book for your self-development shelf that'll have you changing the way you see failure and success, forever.

Get it HERE


Ego is the Enemy - Ryan Holiday

This was a perfect follow up to The Chimp Paradox, for Bosses with an interest in psychology and improving inter-personal relationships.

I thought I knew what ego was, but I was pleasantly surprised with this gem from the brilliant Ryan Holiday.

Get it HERE


The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey

A book the same age as me, and there's a reason it's stuck around as a personal development classic! (I've added the link for the 30 year anniversary revised version)

This can help get the best out of your relationships with your clients, your team, your friends and family. Personal growth is locked between these pages.

Get it HERE