The Hair Game

The Hair Game

The Hair Game is a series brought to you by Salon Republic and hosted by founder Eric Taylor, who, after 18 yrs in the hair game, has seen a lot of s#!@ go down. We go deep with the beauty industry's most interesting players, we educate and tell stories about the things you care about, and we get into the business side of the game so you can earn more and keep more. Also check out the video content on salonrepublic.com/thehairgame.

Episodes

May 23, 2022 50 min

Hairstylist business educator and salon owner Missy Megginson @soyoureahairstylist burnt out and took a year off from hair.... only to come back and do it again and nearly quit altogether. She explains what being underpriced does to your mental health and state of mind, as well at the top mistakes hairdressers are making with their business.

This Week's Topics:

• The decision to go indie right after apprenticeship

• Gett...

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Hairstylist business educator and salon owner Missy Megginson @soyoureahairstylist burnt out and took a year off from hair.... only to come back and do it again and nearly quit altogether. She explains what being underpriced does to your mental health ...

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We continue this week with Amber Marie @duchessofthedolls and get into specifics of her Hair Money Mindset business platform. We discuss specifics on booking apps, Instagram Reels, and being effective on IG with minimal effort.

This week's topics:

• what you can do on IG with minimal effort

• Booking Apps – what works for her

• Linked-In: Why should a stylist be on there?

• 6 Ways to get more business from IG Ree...

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We continue this week with Amber Marie @duchessofthedolls and get into specifics of her Hair Money Mindset business platform. We discuss specifics on booking apps, Instagram Reels, and being effective on IG with minimal effort.

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Stylist and salon owner Amber Marie @duchessofthedolls struggled with addiction and found herself in trouble.... she shares her story finding rehab and the challenge of getting into school due to her past. We also discuss specific topics from her hairstylist brand & business platform Hair Money Mindset @digitalhighsociety, such as pricing formulas and tips to build your book.

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• How she came up w...

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Stylist and salon owner Amber Marie @duchessofthedolls struggled with addiction and found herself in trouble.... she shares her story finding rehab and the challenge of getting into school due to her past. We also discuss specific topics from her hairs...

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CEO of @hairbrained_official Gordon Miller always brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to the podcast. He joins us again to discuss the state of... you! Hairdressers across the country have changed many things regarding their business in the past year, as we discuss a bunch of them. 

This Week's Topics:

• The surprising status of our industry right now 

• The shifting focus of hairdressers post-pandemic 

• The supp...

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@kimberlytayhair joins us again to share her journey the past few years. We discuss how adaptation was crucial in starting her new salon and wig company, as well as the specifics of creative color clients and her approach to them.

This Week's Topics:

• Moving away from LA during Covid and starting a salon

• Creative color clients: who are they?

• Her pricing strategy

• Sponsorships

• Where she hopes to be in a co...

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What is more important to a hairdresser... the hands or the mind? 

We continue this week with @kirill_hairfucker and dive deep into his creative process, getting a look at his approach to a head of hair as well as his art. 

This Week's Topics:

• Opening his hair salon/design lab in West Hollywood & inspiration behind it

• Integrating hair into different art mediums

• Explanations of the meanings behind his IG post...

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As a hair artist blurring the lines between hair and art, @kirill_hairfucker had a difficult journey finding a place he could be himself. He speaks about growing up in the Soviet Union and the struggles he had expressing himself and his art. He also shares how he found himself opening a salon here in Los Angeles and why he named himself 'Hairfucker'!

This Week's Topics:

• Growing up in Soviet Union and wanting a ha...

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It's always a hilariously fun time with @theplatinumgiraffe! We catch up with Sarai and discuss the change in direction she took with her social media content this past year, along with the launch of her online education. She also shares some incredible advice on the importance of branding and pricing yourself correctly.

This week's topics:

• Forming her private education group ‘Blonding Crew’

• Importance of branding &...

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Indie stylist and educator @cryistalchaos dealt with negative criticism and judgement based on how she looked starting out in the hair industry. She quickly realized she needed to be her own boss to achieve what she wanted. We discuss this, along with the important things you need to know regarding photography and social media.

This week's topics:

• How hair school gave her a jaded view of doing hair 

• First jobs out of...

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Candy Shaw aka @thebalaylama traded haircuts for schoolwork as a means to get through high school due to her learning disability. This grit & hard work carried through to her career as a hairdresser, salon owner, and educator. We discuss her journey, as well as making difficult decisions as a leader.

This week's topics:

• Trading schoolwork for cutting hair due to learning disability

• Doing apprenticeships in Europe...

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We continue with @thegarrickdixon this week and get into the challenges of creating content in a busy environment, as well as his advice for being successful and productive as a business owner.

This week's topics:

• Getting recognition and upping his content game

• Advice for new barbers/stylists

• The origin of his product line; how they help people make money

• Advice on being successful and productive as an ...

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With 30 years of experience cutting hair, Entrepreneur & Barbertainer @thegarrickdixon has successfully blended his love of comedy with barbering. He shares his journey from corporate America to stand-up comic and actor, all while continuing to cut hair. He discusses combining comedy and cutting, as well as how to make your videos funnier. 

This week's topics:

• Working a corporate job & cutting hair on the weeken...

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As a L'Oreal Educator, stylist, and creator of @cruxebrand hair products, @DrewSchafering juggles a lot of endeavors. We discuss how to balance multiple projects successfully, as well as the challenge of getting logistical stuff done as a creative person. We also get into creating a product line and his creative workshops.

This week's topics:

• Becoming a teaching artist for Loreal; moving to NY for opportunities

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Colorist, Coach, Consultant.... @cassandraplatinum also recently completed a build out of her own salon and beauty boutique @emeraldroombeauty! She describes the different types of mindset therapies she became certified in and how they can help a stylist become more successful. We also dig into the tough stuff: refunds, cancellations, & letting clients go. 

This Week's Topics:

• Her training as business & minds...

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Fred Jones, Chief Counsel of the Professional Beauty Federation of California @probeautyfederation joins us again to discuss the passing of Senate Bill 803 in California. The original version of the bill was to remove the required licensure for certain beauty services. He takes us through the changes they were able to make and how licenses are now affected since the bill took effect Jan. 1st, 2022.

This week's topics:

• Wh...

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Hair artist and B3 ambassador Wesley Palmer @wesdoeshair had a lot of ups and downs in 2021 and is starting 2022 with new habits, new goals, and new focus. One of these changes was switching to hourly pricing. We discuss why he made the switch and his strategies for handling his clients during this transition.

This Week's Topics:

• 2021 Ups and Downs: Finding Extensions 

• Creating popular content & getting back behi...

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Organizing your TIME is more important than organizing your stuff.

As a productivity coach, speaker, and founder of Life Is Organized, Mridu Parikh has taught thousands of women simple ways to wake up with a plan… take control of their distractions… and drop overwhelm with ease. She shares her simple tips for being more productive instantly, as well as implementing techniques into your day-to-day routine.

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