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Frédéric Fekkai

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In Conversation with Frédéric Fekkai

TheIndustry.fashion & TheIndustry.beauty Podcast

Provence-born and Paris-trained, Frédéric Fekkai opened his groundbreaking namesake salon atop New York’s Bergdorf Goodman Department Store, creating the concept of beauty hospitality and revolutionising the industry standard for hair stylists. Fekkai is now continuing his legacy with a new mission to create the cleanest, most sustainable haircare that delivers salon performance to every customer. His salon-grade, EWG-compliant formulas are all clean, vegan, silicone-free & cruelty free and feature naturally-derived, high-performance ingredients that are sourced sustainably. Fekkai tells Tom Shearsmith, News Editor and Senior Writer, about his early career, why he bought his brand back after originally selling it to P&G, the sustainability credentials of his products, innovations that are taking place behind-the-scenes at the brand and how those in the UK can take better care of their hair.Get breaking news as it happens and be the first to know when our podcasts go live by following:  INSTAGRAM and subscribe to our daily newsletter here.

36mins

8 Jul 2022

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The Evolution of the Fekkai Brand with Frédéric Fekkai, Founder and CEO

Glam & Grow - Beauty Business Podcast

Today, we’re sitting down with beauty icon Frédéric Fekkai. Frédéric Fekkai has been revolutionizing luxury hair care for decades, by not only crafting some of the most luxurious hair care products on the market but also through operating his high-end salons where he focuses on creating a totally customized experience for his clients. In today’s episode, Frédéric explains the evolution of the Fekkai brand including one of their most recent goals to not only pamper the customer, but also our planet.Frédéric also walks us through:The most notable changes through the evolution of the brandModernizing his product formulas and packaging and competing with other luxury brands currently on the market Social media’s influence on marketing now vs the 1990sHis hindsight view of what he might have done differentlyYou’ll also hear about Fekkai’s best selling products and what’s next for the brand.This episode is sponsored by AttentiveAttentive is a personalized text message marketing platform that lets you communicate with your customers in real-time, engage them with timely campaigns, and help your business drive revenue. Thousands of brands like CB2, Pura Vida, and Coach have created magical customer experiences and driven over 20% of their online revenue using Attentive-powered personalized text messages.  And you, too, can turn SMS into one of your top-three revenue channels in just a few months. Visit attentivemobile.com/wavebreak to learn how you can try it for free.This episode is also brought to you by WavebreakLeading direct-to-consumer brands hire Wavebreak to turn email marketing into a top revenue driver.Most eCommerce brands don’t email right... and it costs them. At Wavebreak, our eCommerce email marketing agency helps qualified stores recapture 6-7 figures of lost revenue each year.From abandoned cart emails to Black Friday campaigns, our best-in-class team of email specialists manage the entire process: strategy, design, copywriting, coding, and testing. All aimed at driving growth, profit, brand recognition, and most importantly, ROI.Curious if Wavebreak is right for you? Reach out at Wavebreak.co

36mins

21 Feb 2022

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Frédéric Fekkai, Founder of Fekkai, on the Joy of Instilling Confidence in his Customers

Entrepreneur Network Podcast

For almost three decades, Frédéric Fekkai has shaped the international beauty landscape. Frédéric Fekkai evolved from a salon owner and stylist to a luxury lifestyle brand. With the brand taking off, Frédéric redesigned his flagship and opened the iconic 10,000 square foot salon on New York’s Fifth Avenue. Fekkai, which sold to Procter & Gamble was reclaimed by Frédéric in recent years, and he is now working to evolve the brand with a focus on clean ingredients and sustainable practices.

41mins

17 Mar 2021

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Frédéric Fekkai, Founder of Fekkai, on the Joy of Instilling Confidence in his Customers

How Success Happens

For almost three decades, Frédéric Fekkai has shaped the international beauty landscape. Frédéric Fekkai evolved from a salon owner and stylist to a luxury lifestyle brand. With the brand taking off, Frédéric redesigned his flagship and opened the iconic 10,000 square foot salon on New York’s Fifth Avenue. Fekkai, which sold to Procter & Gamble was reclaimed by Frédéric in recent years, and he is now working to evolve the brand with a focus on clean ingredients and sustainable practices.

41mins

17 Mar 2021

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#145 Frédéric Fekkai, Salon Owner & Founder, FEKKAI brands

Hairbrained Conversations

Owner of the iconic Manhattan-based salon group, a longtime L'Oreal Professionnel Color salon, Frédéric Fekkai joins Gordon to discuss salons adjusting to the coming 'new normal' (given Covid-19), the power of greatbranding, becoming a salon owner, finding the right partnerships and more.  One of the most recognized Celebrity Stylists of all time, @fekkai also gives his take on the changing social and digital media world - and its impacts on salons and professionals. 

57mins

12 Jul 2020

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Episode 153, Frédéric Fekkai, Founder and CEO, Fekkai - Staying Connected - To Your Brand, Your Team, Your Customers and Yourself | WHERE BRAINS MEET BEAUTY®

WHERE BRAINS MEET BEAUTY

Here’s a reminder that we’re all in this together. Even seasoned business owners, innovators and entrepreneurs are navigating uncharted waters as we shift the way we connect with our teams and our customers. Frédéric Fekkai, Founder and CEO of Fekkai shares in this episode how he and his team are working through a time of change, and how through many changes over the past several years, he’s managed to stay connected - to his home, his customers, his team, and his name. Entrepreneurs, this one is for you. #wherebrainsmeetbeauty@wherebrainsmeetbeautypodcast wherebrainsmeetbeauty.com

20 May 2020

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WHERE BRAINS MEET BEAUTY™ | Staying Connected - To Your Brand, Your Team, Your Customers and Yourself: Frédéric Fekkai, Founder and CEO, Fekkai

WHERE BRAINS MEET BEAUTY

Here’s a reminder that we’re all in this together. Even seasoned business owners, innovators and entrepreneurs are navigating uncharted waters as we shift the way we connect with our teams and our customers. Frédéric Fekkai, Founder and CEO of Fekkai shares in this episode how he and his team are working through a time of change, and how through many changes over the past several years, he’s managed to stay connected - to his home, his customers, his team, and his name. Entrepreneurs, this one is for you. #wherebrainsmeetbeauty @wherebrainsmeetbeautypodcast wherebrainsmeetbeauty.com

20 May 2020

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The Godfather of Beauty: Fekkai and Bastide’s, Frédéric Fekkai

The Safari

Frédéric Fekkai is the Executive Chairman of Blue Mistral: co-founder of Bastide and founder of his namesake brand Fekkai. His first atelier at Bergdof Goodman served as his launching pad and gave him a platform to showcase his impeccable detail to service, innovative approach to beauty, and eye for luxury. His perspective of seeing beauty through the lens of the customer has continued to help Fekkai push the envelope on the luxury and beauty landscape while staying relevant to the lifestyles of people. We talk about: how he built his namesake brand Fekkai, his approach to sustainability with his clean beauty lines, how the perspective of beauty has changed throughout his career, the millennial generation's approach to beauty, his interest in wellness, and more. Interviewed by Mortimer Singer.

41mins

7 Jan 2020

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Frédéric Fekkai, International Hair Expert and Accomplished Entrepreneur

Beauty Bosses

For almost three decades, Frédéric Fekkai has shaped the international beauty landscape. Born in France, Frédéric rapidly rose through the beauty ranks. Instead of performing a “signature cut”, Frédéric became the master of customization. Frédéric’s vision extended beyond running a salon when he realized that women spared no expense on their complexions, but the majority of haircare products were purchased at the drugstore. With a nod to prestige skincare, Frédéric decided to extend the luxury hair experience from his salon into clients’ homes with a product collection. Frédéric Fekkai evolved from a salon owner and stylist with an impressive roster of clients to a luxury lifestyle brand.

6 Sep 2019

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Frédéric Fekkai, Celebrity Hair Master & Brand Architect: Beauty is about proportion

Sounds Like Portraits

When I sat with Frédéric in his office on Park avenue, he told me that in 1989, when he opened his first salon atop New York’s Bergdorf Goodman Department store, he really wanted to do something different and new in the Beauty industry. So, he created the first luxury experience in haircare. And It’s still about revealing the unique beauty of everyone who sits in his chair.

26mins

28 Jun 2019

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