Rank #1: Episode 34: Lynelle Lynch: Beauty Changes Lives "Make Your Mark" Campaign
Beauty Changes Lives is leading a disruptive, hyper-targeted, social advertising campaign uniting some of beauty’s most influential brands, salons, and media voices. The “Make Your Mark” campaign aims to transform traditional perceptions about careers in beauty and raise awareness of the career opportunities, possibilities and potential available to licensed beauty professionals.
COTY and Ratner Companies are the first two partners to join the campaign. COTY has pledged $100,000 to Make Your Mark and Ratner Companies has pledged a $25,000 campaign contribution. The program is endorsed by the Beauty Changes Lives board of directors, representing some of the most respected names in beauty including Bellus Academy, CND, Cosmoprof, COTY, Kao, Loreal, Make-Up Designory, Paul Mitchell, Pivot Point, Ratner Companies, TIGI, and Unilever. Beauty Changes Lives and its partners aim to raise $1M by 2020 to fund the first phase of the campaign launching January 2020.
Our guest is Lynelle Lynch, President, and Owner of Bellus Academy. She is also the founder and President of Beauty Changes Lives. Lynelle will share her story and how she got involved in the beauty industry. She will also discuss how this non-profit 501-c3 impacts future beauty professionals. Since 2012, Beauty Changes Lives has awarded nearly 550 scholarships and changed countless lives. Lynelle talks about the annual Beauty Changes Lives Experience as a key fundraiser for the organization and how BCL works with leaders across specialties to sponsor scholarships, foster mentorships and provide the stage on which to showcase our individual and industry impact. Learn more at www.beautychangeslives.org or find us on Facebook and Instagram.
Dec 12 2019
Rank #2: Episode 11-1: Salon Business Series - Productivity by Neil Ducoff from Strategies
In this six-part series, Neil Ducoff from Strategies focuses in on the 6 most important business outcomes and topics each and every owner must embrace, understand and execute against in their business each and every day. In this first episode in the series, Neil discusses the importance of Productivity and how to measure your salon's productivity rate. He also discusses why it is more important to measure retention vs. request rate and why you must take control over where you want your business to go and grow.
Aug 08 2018
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Rank #3: Episode 33: Pro Beauty Talks with Nick Stenson: Celebrity Hairdresser, Icon & Visionary
Nick Stenson has established himself as an expert in an ever-changing industry and is currently leading the charge for trend innovation at Ulta Beauty in the core areas of hair, skin and makeup services. He is passionate about the success of the beauty industry and as the Artistic Director and celebrity stylist for Matrix, a L'OREAL brand, Nick serves as a platform artist and spokesperson to some of the world’s best stylists at national venues. His video education series has taught techniques to thousands of stylists online. As a beauty expert and color specialist, Nick has hand-developed some of the industry’s most popular trends using prestigious hair color portfolios for Matrix Professional Haircare and Color and has styled Fergie and Nicky Hilton and many more celebrities. His vision for services at Ulta Beauty has led to the creation of the Pro Team, a first of its kind team of influencers and educators who represent some of the biggest brands in the Industry. Together the Pro Team influence and develop stylists and share the beauty industries values, culture and talent. Nick leads the corporate services team to develop and drive the strategic vision and execution of the services business including services innovation, education, marketing, and events. Using a platform that spans frequent appearances on national television, the covers of prestigious industry and consumer magazines, and stages across the industry, Nick is passionate about leaving his mark as a respected professional voice and face of the industry, one known for challenging the world to recognize the beauty. In this podcast, Nick reflects back on his beginning years as a hairdresser and shares his thoughts about the importance of manifesting what you desire in your life. Please enjoy my interview with Nick Stenson.
Sep 27 2019
Rank #4: Episode 18: Sam Villa: Think, Say and Do Things Differently
Sam Villa is changing the industry, one hairdresser at a time. Whether teaching face-to-face in small hands-on classes, on the main stage or reaching his millions of social media followers, Sam changes people. He is a true leader that brings out the best in others. As the 2017 NAHA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, he is known for doing things differently to challenge, inspire and motivate change. In this podcast, Sam talks candidly about his journey from being an athlete to a hairdresser inspired by his father who was a barber and Vidal Sassoon. This icon shares his views on education and the importance of continuously growing your skills. He also advises salons and stylists on why they need to view retailing differently and he provides some great tips for re-thinking your retail strategies. Follow Sam: https://www.samvilla.com/#SamVillaCommunity Facebook: @SamVillaPros YouTube: @SamVillaHair Twitter: @SamVillaPro Instagram,: @SamVillaHair Pinterest: @SamVillaHair
May 09 2019
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Rank #5: Episode 17: Kim Hansen: Hairdresser, Success Coach & Industry Advocate
Kim Hansen's exposure to the salon industry is unique because she has a view that not many have. She has knowledge of manufacturers and education, salons succeeding to the highest levels, salons failing, individual success and failure, understanding why various business models succeed and fail.
Kim built a successful salon in Los Angeles, California, growing 37% during the worst economy in 30 years. That was after she lost her home because the government reclassified her booth renters as employees. She had to pay tens of thousands of dollars in back taxes for social security and other employment taxes and penalties. To save her salon she got serious, implementing systems and strategies that were not necessarily what everyone else was doing, but they worked to put "butts" back in chairs. Ultimately the business grew to 1.5 million dollars and became a top 200 salon. Kim's retail business was a whopping 38% of gross revenue.
A near-fatal accident left Kim faced with losing the career she spend 30 years to build. Doctors told her she would never walk normally due to a full pelvic fracture, and her wrist and clavicle fractures would end her hairdressing career. She rehabilitated herself both physically and mentally, returning to her chair just 5 months after the accident. She used this recovery time to become a certified coach. Putting her experience of success, failure, and perseverance to work, she started inspiring, educating, and coaching salon owners. Her focus is on helping them understand how they don't have to revise their dream, but they must revise their plan if they are not achieving the results they seek.
Kim has been called a "boat rocker". She calls herself a "straight shooter" who can help you build your business with simple systems and solutions without the fluff.
In 2019 Kim is launching her brand new "Back to Basics" workshop that focuses on: foundation, goals, systems, profit, and leadership. This unique program connects small groups of 7 salon owners, all moving in the same direction. For more information visit www.thenakedleader.org
Dec 19 2018
Rank #6: Episode 15: Pat Lazure: Rock Paper Shears Disrupts the Crowded Field of Shear Companies
Pat Lazure is the Founder of Rock Paper Shears, which recently introduced a new subscription program that is changing the way stylists and barbers access and maintain high-performance shears. Subscriptions begin at just $11.00 per month (US) and all subscriptions include sharpening and round-trip shipping. The Company is already experiencing widespread adoption; earning itself a fanatical customer base with subscribers in all 50 states.
Pat has over 20 years of diverse financial, operational, sales, and merger and acquisition experience within Fortune 500 companies and within several successful startups. He describes himself as a "recovering entrepreneur" and embraces the fact that he is "very much a student of the beauty industry". As an entrepreneur, he is passionate about supporting the needs of stylists and barbers.
In this podcast, Pat discusses how his Company is disrupting the crowded field of shear companies, he shares his views on innovation and technology within our industry, and he describes how he feels a connection with, and advocacy for his subscribers who (sometimes unknowingly) rely upon the same sense of "garage entrepreneurship" and "hustle" that he relies upon to be successful.
Dec 13 2018
Rank #7: Episode 11-5: Salon Business Series - Leadership by Neil Ducoff from Strategies
In this six-part series, Neil Ducoff from Strategies focuses in on the 6 most important business outcomes and topics each and every owner must embrace, understand and execute against in their business each and every day. In this fifth episode in the series, Neil discusses the importance of leadership in the salon and how the four business outcomes are tied together. After listening to this episode, check out Neil's book "No-Compromise Leadership: A Higher Standard of Leadership, Thinking, and Behavior". You can find out more by visiting www.strategies.com
Sep 17 2018
Rank #8: Episode 02: Sonya Dove - A Talk About Authenticity
In Episode 2 of the podcast, host Melanie Kopeikin speaks with award-winning hair dresser Sonya Dove. During their conversation Melanie & Sonya discuss many things, including Sonya's impressive resume as a highly respected hair-colorist, award winning hair dresser & member of the Ulta Beauty Pro Team. The two also discuss Sonya's openness about her vulnerabilities as well as her journey professionally up to this point.
May 17 2018
Rank #9: Episode 07: Reuben Carranza - Advice for Beauty Professionals: Get Involved!
Reuben Carranza was just appointed the president of Olaplex after more than three decades of experience and expertise in growing beauty businesses. In this podcast, Reuben shares his thoughts about his new role. He also stresses the importance of the professional license that industry professionals work hard to earn and need to protect. As Chairman of the Board for the Professional Beauty Association, Reuben provides insight and advice about how important it is to get involved and be active in growing and learning as beauty professionals. He also shares some immediate steps we all should take to make things happen.
Jul 04 2018
Rank #10: Episode 14: Jan Arnold: Passion, Polished, Principled, Professional, Bold
CND co-founder and style director, Jan Arnold, has made it her mission to accelerate the nail industry while keeping a focus on both the professional nail artist and the clients they so carefully service. CND was founded in 1979 by Dr. Stuart Nordstrom (Jan Arnold's father), a practicing dentist who had an idea for a nail enhancement after a patient mentioned that temporary dental caps smelled similar to what was used to sculpt porcelain nails. Shortly afrter, Dr. Stuart Nordstrom invented the nail industry's first monomer formulation product that was natural and non-yellowing-SolarNail. Now, 39 years later, Jan Arnold stands at the forefront as the global leader in professional nail care while delivering a fashion-forward approach to beauty. Jan has helped take the brand to one of the most sought-after beauty companies for the next level runway nails, working with fashion shows worldwide from Libertine and The Blonds, to Ryan Lo and Gareth Pugh. Where fashion shows were once focused on makeup and hair, CND has paved the way for nail brands to have their set space backstage and down the runway with head-turning looks and innovation. In this podcast, Jan talks about the rich history of CND and the growth and innovation in the nail industry. She also talks about the company's mission and provides sound advice for beauty professionals who wish to flourish and be successful.
Nov 21 2018
Rank #11: Episode 11-3: Salon Business Series - Staff Retention by Neil Ducoff from Strategies
In this six-part series, Neil Ducoff from Strategies focuses in on the 6 most important business outcomes and topics each and every owner must embrace, understand and execute against in their business each and every day. In this third episode in the series, Neil discusses the importance of staff retention and recruitment. He discusses how culture aka "attitude" of the salon fits into the employee's job satisfaction and how to avoid a walkout. Ongoing efforts to coach, inspire and encourage are vital to success in the salon. Neil says, "people quit leaders not companies". Regular communication is key including regular performance reviews to make sure the employee knows where they are and what their skill development plan is. Neil reinforces the need to continually recruit others as future employees rather than wait until someone leaves to begin the search.
Aug 22 2018
Rank #12: Episode 04: Daniel Kaner - Oribe Hair Care & Kao Salon Division: Synergies & Opportunities for the Future
We were thrilled to have the opportunity to catch up with Daniel Kaner, president of Oribe Hair Care, and have a talk about what is happening at Oribe. Daniel has had a long successful career in the beauty industry starting at Aveda, then Bumble and Bumble, and as co-founder and now president of Oribe. Previously we had an opportunity to speak with Cory Couts, Kao Salon Division global president about the acquisition of Oribe by Kao and we thought it would be great to spend some time with Daniel to gain his perspective on this "new" business relationship. Please enjoy this candid and inspiring interview with Daniel Kaner.
Jun 13 2018
Rank #13: Episode 03: Cory Couts - The Kao USA & Oribe Hair Care Marriage
In this episode of Pro Beauty Talks, Cory Couts, Global President for Kao Salon Division, shares details about the acquisition of Oribe Hair Care by KAO USA. Oribe was acquired late in 2017 after a long-standing alliance between the two companies. KAO is known as a global powerhouse whose US brand portfolio includes Goldwell and KMS. Oribe Hair Care enjoys prestige positioning in the professional salon industry and is recognized for its innovative formulations, top performing products, winning packaging and unparalleled education. Daniel Kaner was appointed president of the company and was one of the original founders of Oribe. Couts shares information about the genesis of the purchase, the importance of mutual trust in business relationships, and why Oribe and Kao is a great strategic partnership.
Jun 06 2018
Rank #14: Episode 24: Robert Schaeffler: Leading Mega-Niche Brand, DevaCurl
We are honored to welcome Robert Schaeffler back to the show today. You may remember that Robert was a guest on Pro Beauty Talks while he was an exec over at Henkel. We caught up with Robert in his new digs in NYC, where he is the CEO of the mega-niche brand Deva Curl. A little back story on this brand that is of interest. Deva Curl is a brand that was founded about 25 years ago and is a portfolio company of Ares Management, LP. Its legacy is as a founder organization. There are two Deva Curl Salons in the city, one in SOHO on Broome and the other on the upper west side on 79th. These two salons serve over 60,000 guests per year. This growing category of specialty products, services, and education focuses on the needs of the “curly girl”. 65% of today’s population has some kind of texture to their hair. Our culture is changing and it couldn’t be more timely for curly girls and guys to have solutions they are afforded by Deva Curl. Hairdressers, get educated on how to please your curly, textured clients and possibly increase your clientele by a whopping 50%. As CEO, Schaeffler is poised to strengthen DevaCurl’s position as the #1 curly hair brand and build the business into the global leader of curly hair. Born in Germany with advanced degrees from the Asian and North American markets, he brings a diverse background with a keen understanding of the global haircare market. In this podcast, Robert gives us an inside look at the DevaCurl organization and what the future looks like for the company. He also shares his thoughts about his "open door and open floor" philosophy. Thank you for listening to this podcast with Robert Schaeffler CEO of DevaCurl.
May 31 2019
Rank #15: Episode 32: Pro Beauty Talks with Diana Briceno: CEO of No BS Skincare
After getting her Industrial Engineering degree, Diana dove head first into corporate America taking her first job as Associate Brand Manager at Procter and Gamble. She spent 8 years at P&G, lived in 4 different countries and developed her passion for the beauty industry when working on developing the makeup and skin care line for Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci as Global Brand Manager. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, she was in charge of conceptual product development, marketing, global expansion and celebrity relationships including Scarlett Johansson, Monica Bellucci and Felicity Jones. The next step in Diana’s career was a category jump to the telecommunications world focused on Latin America. The valuable lessons served her well, yet a return to beauty was eminent. After leaving Palladio Beauty, she decided it was time to live her dream by creating a brand that really makes a difference in the world and No B.S. Skincare was born. This innovative indie beauty brand featured in Refinery29, Cosmopolitan and Business Insider, prides themselves on creating a new kind of skincare by bridging the gap and making it easy and affordable for everyone to have a chemical-free and eco-friendly beauty routine. Because, let’s face it, not everyone has the time for a 12 step K-beauty routine or money for a $300 bottle of champagne serum! Listen as Diana talks about her brand and the cult-like following it has enjoyed. This talented female founder of No B.S. has a contagious enthusiasm for this beautiful brand. Trust me, I have started using many of the products and I have to say, they are no B.S. Enjoy my chat with Diana Briceno!
Sep 11 2019
Rank #16: Episode 26: Pro Beauty Talks with Greg Starkman: CEO of InnerSense Beauty
With decades behind the chair in “big beauty,” Innersense Organic Beauty Founder Greg Starkman’s fascination with the formulation and product development morphed into a passionate obsession after the birth of his special needs’ daughter. Recognizing the parallels between the toxins in conventional beauty products and the alarming number of health issues facing their industry peers, Morgan’s arrival cued Greg and his wife Joanne to trust their inner sense and an organic beauty company was born. As ingredient guru for the socially viral brand, Greg is a leading force in the safe cosmetics movement, pushing the boundaries of green and conscious chemistry with sustainably sourced and meticulously processed ingredients. The brand is lauded with a number of distinguished awards including an Allure Best of Beauty seal for its groundbreaking Hydrating Cream Hairbath and Conditioner duo and I Create Lift Volumizing Foam. In this podcast, Greg shares his thoughts about the growth of clean and green beauty products and formulas. He talks about what we should be looking for in ingredients and the importance of mindful, and responsible manufacturing. Greg also shares his love story. He and Joanne have lovingly created this beautiful “conscious” brand while at the same time nurturing their lives together. Please enjoy my interview with Greg Starkman, CEO of InnerSense.
Jul 03 2019
Rank #17: Episode 11-2: Salon Business Series - Profitability by Neil Ducoff from Strategies
In this six-part series, Neil Ducoff from Strategies focuses in on the 6 most important business outcomes and topics each and every owner must embrace, understand and execute against in their business each and every day. In this second episode in the series, Neil discusses the importance of profitability and cash reserves. He encourages owners to consistently monitor the business vital signs in order to stay in control of the financial health of the salon/spa business. Neil reminds us to look at our service and retail revenue and expenses regularly, evaluate our P & L statement, why profit isn't cash and how important it is to avoid the credit card trap.
Aug 15 2018
Rank #18: Episode 19: Jerilynn Stephens, Head Hairdresser of The Voice: Her Personal Story
Jerilynn Stephens is a Guild award-winning and six-time Emmy nominated hairstylist. She is head hairstylist for The Voice, Shark Tank, Lip Sync Battle, and Lip Sync Battle Shorties. In addition, she is a personal hairstylist to Robert Herjavec of Shark Tank along with several season winners of The Voice. Jerilynn shares her personal journey with host Melanie Kopeikin and how she found her purpose and passion in the world of hairdressing as a set stylist, eventually growing into her current role as department head. Jerilynn also shares some dark times in her life and how she pulled herself out of addiction and into recovery. Her motto is "dream big or don't bother". She loves sharing her experience of manifesting her life and inspiring others to do the same.
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Mar 15 2019
Rank #19: Episode 11-6: Salon Business Series - Change by Neil Ducoff from Strategies
In this six-part series, Neil Ducoff from Strategies focuses in on the 6 most important business outcomes and topics each and every owner must embrace, understand and execute against in their business each and every day. In this sixth episode in the series, Neil discusses why it is important to embrace change and why most owners are afraid to do it. He advises leaders to have absolute clarity on where they are taking their company and why they must "rock their own boat". For more from Neil and the Strategies team visit www.strategies.com
Sep 26 2018
Rank #20: Episode 16: Floyd's 99 Barbershop: Old School, New Styles, and the Importance of Embracing Individuality
Our guests on today’s episode are Scott Nichols and Patrick Butler from Floyd’s 99 Barbershop. These two "show up" and represent this incredible organization in very important and meaningful ways.
Floyd’s is an alternative twist on an old school classic established in 1999 by brothers Paul, Rob and Bill O'Brien. Floyd’s is not a traditional barbershop. It has thrived over the past twenty years and carved out its niche in this industry. Interestingly, Floyd’s 99 stylists and barbers offer a wide range of services for men & women.. Each salon is designed to have a fun, engaging neighborhood hangout vibe with great music, high energy and lively conversations taking place. Of note, are the unique murals that are painted on the exteriors of the buildings. This spells out the individualism of each location. Patrick is the Technical Director of Education at Floyd’s and has over 25 years of industry experience. He spent 10 years at American Crew as an International Educator where he helped to establish technical academies across North America, Europe, and Asia. He has taught men’s haircutting and grooming in over 10 different countries and possesses a strong background in beauty and grooming product sales and distribution. Scott is a franchising guru. Recently appointed to lead Floyd’s franchise related efforts, he brings over 25 years of franchise experience working for nationally-recognized brands like Dunkin’ and Jimmy Johns. Scott will refine the company’s franchise program and build a solid foundation that will work to take the brand to its targeted expansion goals. In this podcast, Patrick and Scott share their thoughts about Floyd’s, which makes it a very special place to work, and what makes it unique. They also give us some insight as to what has made them successful and their vision for the future. Thank you for listening to my interview with Patrick Butler and Scott Nichols from Floyd’s 99 Barbershop!
May 16 2019