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Rank #117 in Fashion & Beauty category

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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.

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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.

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GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!!

By Lunch_all_day - Dec 16 2019
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I’ve learned so much about this wonderful industry of ours by listening to The Hair Game. I’ve been a stylist for 26 years and a salon owner for 18 of those years and it’s always educational. Thank you for all of your great content and how you “Elevate The Industry”!

The Hair Game Rocks

By orchid204 - Dec 12 2019
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Love listening to this!!!! It’s good for the stylist soul🥰 @orchid.hair.studio

iTunes Ratings

363 Ratings
Average Ratings
350
6
4
3
0

GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!!

By Lunch_all_day - Dec 16 2019
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I’ve learned so much about this wonderful industry of ours by listening to The Hair Game. I’ve been a stylist for 26 years and a salon owner for 18 of those years and it’s always educational. Thank you for all of your great content and how you “Elevate The Industry”!

The Hair Game Rocks

By orchid204 - Dec 12 2019
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Love listening to this!!!! It’s good for the stylist soul🥰 @orchid.hair.studio
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The Hair Game

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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.

Rank #1: Ep. 47 · How to Kill it on Instagram w/Don Godfrey @nothingbutpixies at Sassoon Academy LA

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Go deep into how to use Instagram with “The Don” of social media. Don Godfrey, the guy behind some of the most popular Instagram beauty accounts, gets detailed about how to use it most effectively.

Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/salonrepublic/ www.instagram.com/4erictaylor/

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Aug 17 2018

1hr 29mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 68 · Is Your Salon Legal? What You Need to Know About the ABC Rule with Salon Industry Attorney Jason Ross

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The new ABC rule in California has thrown the salon industry on its head. Find out why and how to navigate it in this conversation with Employment Attorney Jason Ross.

rossj@higgslaw.com 619-595-4249

Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/salonrepublic/ www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor/

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Jan 07 2019

1hr

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Rank #3: Ep. 100 • Want to Grow? Get Better at Photography, Not Hair w/ @andrewdoeshair

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Hairstylist and photography expert @andrewdoeshair always brings a TON of insight and knowledge to his interviews, and this one no exception. He discusses why photography and marketing yourself is more critical to growing your business than doing a better haircut.

Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor www.instagram.com/salonrepublic 

Aug 19 2019

59mins

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Rank #4: Ep. 115 • Why Public Speaking is Important & How to Get Better w/ @benmollin

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A precision haircutter turned founder & CEO of The Ben Mollin Project, Ben is an independent thinker. He has used his experience in TV and hair education to create a mentoring program dedicated to giving stylists the tools they need to live the life they want.

Show Notes:

• His early days as a stylist; getting into a higher end salon and gaining a mentor; buying an existing salon when young and hating it

• Bravo Shear Genius & life after the show

• Education and Being On-stage; being entertaining and making things memorable - how that led to developing The Ben Mollin Project – Teaching stylists public speaking

• Top 3 things to do to become a better public speaker

• Living a minimalistic life: cutting down on the things in life that add stress but you don’t need

• His incredible Hair Horror Stories!

Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor www.instagram.com/salonrepublic

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:

www.youtube.com/thehairgame

Dec 02 2019

1hr 32mins

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Rank #5: Ep. 27 · How to Be Successful Renting Chairs in Your Salon Studio

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We’ve gotten lots of questions about how to find hairdressers to work in, or share, your salon space. We interview three people (Michelle & Ruby @thecoopsalon and Tomm Luna @room22salonrepublic) who are doing it really well.

Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/salonrepublic/ www.instagram.com/4erictaylor/

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Apr 30 2018

45mins

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Rank #6: Ep. 98 • Succeeding In Our Industry w/ @larisadoll

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Hairdresser, Salon Owner, Influencer, Educator, Joico Brand Ambassador... Larisa Love has been successful in each aspect of our industry. Hear how she got to where she is today, as well as her advice on careers and finding an assistant.

Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor www.instagram.com/salonrepublic 

Aug 05 2019

56mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 71 · How To Price Yourself Right (and more) w/ @cassandraplatinum

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@loveerictaylor sits down with award winning colorist and Redken brand ambassador Cassandra McGlaughlin, aka @cassandraplatinum. She gives lots of great advice on pricing your services, as well as strategies on building your business and avoiding difficult situations with clients.

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Jan 28 2019

48mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 113 • How To Be a Successful Freelance Hairdresser w/ @catetorrealba

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Styling Specialist & Cosmoprof Artistic Team member Cate "Ruby" Torrealba specializes in red carpet glam-style. As a freelancer, Cate goes into the details of what it takes to succeed in a very challenging field of hairdressing. 

Show Notes:

• How she found her way to hair and her nickname

• How to deal with inconsistency of freelance work & working with a spouse

• Cate’s production work & search for representation

• How she deals with rejection

• Her story of her doggo Moose

• How to be successful during production work and photo shoots

• The one thing she would do differently: Go to a much cheaper beauty school

Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor www.instagram.com/salonrepublic

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Nov 18 2019

1hr 34mins

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Rank #9: Ep. 58 · How These Few Tweaks Can Put More $$ in Your Pocket w/ @kimberlymariestylist

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A conversation with Kim Kennedy @kimberlymariestylist at Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, CA. We get into  wearing the Hairstylist versus Business hats, having set business hours, charging overtime/after hours rates, implementing a late policy, and ideas for the holidays.

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Oct 29 2018

1hr 32mins

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Rank #10: Ep. 39 · How To Build a Clientele (& a lot more) with Kristen Michelle @kristenmichellehair & Luis Chevere @luiiisc_ at Toni & Guy Academy LA

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In this interview, we talked about Retailing, their experience in hair school, specializing as a hairdresser, how to build a clientele, setting and increasing your prices, learning new techniques, using Instagram to connect (they met via Instagram!), and “To assist or not to assist?”

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Jul 16 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #11: Ep. 87 • Why So Many Hairdressers Lack the Fundamentals (and What To Do About It) w/ @georgegarciaredken

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Global Artist and salon owner George Garcia and @loveerictaylor discuss hustle, fundamentals, and patience in achieving your goals.

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May 20 2019

35mins

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Rank #12: Ep. 96 • How to Get Noticed by Modern Salon (and others) w/ @AlisonAlhamed

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Modern Salon Editor-In-Chief Alison Alhamed gives us a look inside the workings of Modern Salon, including content selection and the shift from print to digital. 

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Jul 22 2019

1hr

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Rank #13: Ep. 34 · What Clients are Thinking but Won’t Tell You: Part 2 “Retail”

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Donovan and Eric hit the streets of Santa Monica, CA to ask random people where they buy their hair product. Listen in & see if a friendly recommendation at a reasonable price makes a difference in the client's eyes.

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Jun 08 2018

38mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 83 • Next Level Instagram Pro Tips Part 2 w/ @OMGartistry

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Olivia Smalley @omgartistry is back for another Insta-geek conversation. She tells us MORE of her Instagram hacks, why IGTV is a goldmine, and more digital marketing amazingness.

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Apr 22 2019

48mins

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Rank #15: Ep. 62 · All About the Instagram Algorithm with Olivia Smalley @OMGartistry

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Olivia Smalley @omgartistry tells us her best Instagram hacks, why video and LIVE are so important, why we shouldn’t ignore Facebook, and more digital marketing amazingness.

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Nov 26 2018

47mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 26 · From Bartender to Sponsored Artist w/ Linh Phan @bescene

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@bescene is killing The Hair Game this week. Get a peek into where he came from, how he got here and what makes him groove. Listen to the full podcast for instructions on a chance to WIN a new flat iron!! 

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Apr 23 2018

44mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 69 · (Almost) 50 Things You Didn’t Know About Hair w/@dasibstudio

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@loveerictaylor and @dasibstudio trip their way through the bizarre history of hair, hair trivia and hair facts that you’ve (probably) never heard before.

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Jan 14 2019

49mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 82 • Why Social Media is the New Foundation of Client Experience w/ @michaelcolesummit

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Global educator and founder of @summitsalon Consulting Agency Michael Cole stays on the leading edge of digital technology as it relates to the beauty professional. He explains how looking at social media as a client experience improves your strategies and effectiveness online.

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Apr 15 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #19: Ep. 49 · The Right and Wrong Ways to Run a Salon w/@AmeliaHairMakeup

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Eric interviews Atlanta color-correction expert Amelia Fugitt @AmeliaHairMakeup. They get into how to run a healthy commission salon, the difficulty of being a hairstylist, @processperfect, nightmare salon owners, decompressing, and her success on Instagram.

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Aug 27 2018

36mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 77 • Cutting Through the Bullsh!t w/ @tabathacoffey + Bonus Segment: HairAid

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TV Host and hairdresser Tabatha Coffey gets down to the details and lays out what hairdressers & salons are doing wrong, the vital importance of customer service, and how to take the emotion out of your business for a fresh perspective. Plus, a segment on a wonderful volunteer program.

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Mar 11 2019

51mins

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Ep. 121 • The Many Benefits of Military Spycraft Behind the Chair w/ Jessica Warburton @hairhunter

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Modern Salon Connective stylist Jessica Warburton shares her truly amazing journey to hair, as well as some techniques she learned in the military for analyzing and using non-verbal communication to your benefit. We go more in-depth with the techniques in the next episode!

SHOW NOTES:

• Joining the military after 9/11 & what it’s like in the military/boot camp 

 • Being diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer & finding hair after surviving

• Dealing with her near-death flatline experience

• Learning counter-intelligence techniques and adapting them to life as a hairstylist

• Recognizing and following happiness 

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Jan 13 2020

1hr 30mins

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Ep. 120 · What Clients are Thinking But WON'T Tell You: Part 4

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Donovan and Eric hit the streets of Hollywood, CA to ask random people ALL about their hairstylists. This episode includes topics such as:

- Do you get a consultation each time?

- Does your stylist teach you about styling and products?

- What makes you leave a stylist? What makes you stay? 

Watch a portion of the interviews on our IGTV or YouTube channel!

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Jan 06 2020

42mins

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Ep. 119 • The Best of The Hair Game: Episodes 41-50

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We took some choice clips from episodes 41 through 50 and put them together for a look back. This episode is packed full of valuable info & insights regarding your salon business, social media, & the beauty industry. 

Show Notes:

Ep. 41 - @hairbypaulaperalta gives some great tips on marketing yourself as a hairdresser.

Ep. 42 - John Mosley @popular_nobody gives his thoughts on the industry & education, as well as what needs to change.

Ep. 43 - Dave Kirby from Summit Salon Business Education talks about the importance of educating yourself on the business aspects of hairdressing, as well as the top 3 mistakes hairdressers make.

Ep. 44 - @alfredo_lewis speaks to beauty students at Sassoon Academy LA about knowing your worth as an upcoming influencer and how much you can make.

Ep. 45 - @lucasdoney tells the importance of client satisfaction & his challenges behind the chair

Ep. 46 - @shelleygregoryhair gives tips about building clientele in a new city & advice for struggling stylists

Ep. 47 - Don Godfrey @nothingbutpixies give tips & tricks to grow your reach on Instagram

Ep. 48 - Jason Reyes @iliketocuthair shares his journey to becoming an educator

Ep. 49 - @ameliahairmakeup discusses the importance of having a social presence & mistakes people make on social media

Ep. 50 - Andrew Dale, founder and CEO of Unite speaks about the power of caring and how selling retail is extremely important in this

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Dec 30 2019

1hr 10mins

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Ep. 118 • Your Hair Horror Stories Part 2

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At the Salon Republic Holiday Festival 2019, SR's Digital Marketing Coordinator and THG editor Donovan set up a hair horror story "confessional" and invited attendees to come in and give us their worst experiences as a stylist. We also included some of our listeners' horror stories who called in using our voice message feature!

To us leave a message, hit the link in our THG Podcast Instagram bio.

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Dec 23 2019

54mins

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Ep. 117 • Is Your Salon Legal? Update! What you need to know about new rule AB 5 w/ attorney Jason Ross

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As a salon owner, will you be legal? As an indie hairdresser, will you become an employee? California's new employment law takes effect Jan. 1st, 2020 with many other states watching to see how it all shakes out. ⁠ ⁠ @loveerictaylor spoke once more with employment attorney Jason Ross, who specializes in this new law as it relates to hairdressers. There have been updates and exemptions for our industry since the law was passed, so we asked Jason to fill us in on what's going on. ⁠- For an in-depth discussion on the law, check out his first interview on Ep.68 

Show Notes:

• Review of the Supreme Court decision & ABC Test for employee/indie worker

• What has happened since the change: AB5 taking effect Jan 1 2020  

• Examining your salon philosophically as opposed to legally 

• Examples of things beauty pros need to do to remain independent within salons 

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Dec 16 2019

44mins

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Ep. 116 • How to Improve Your Brand w/ Ashlee Levitch of @bangstyle

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Ashlee Levitch is the Owner/CEO of Bangstyle, a website and agency dedicated to hair inspiration and branding. They discuss her thoughts on the beauty industry and what hairdressers should be working on to improve their personal brand.

Show Notes:

• Her history as an young actor and how she transitioned to the beauty industry

• The history of Bangstyle; how it began and how she become the owner 

• Her blog post: Keeping social content and conversations positive and helping other stylists 

• Dealing with online hateful comments

• Bangstyle as an agency for brands / beauty pros

• Other social platforms: should a stylist be present on each of those?

• ‘Horror’ Story of being born with curly hair

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Dec 09 2019

1hr 19mins

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Ep. 115 • Why Public Speaking is Important & How to Get Better w/ @benmollin

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A precision haircutter turned founder & CEO of The Ben Mollin Project, Ben is an independent thinker. He has used his experience in TV and hair education to create a mentoring program dedicated to giving stylists the tools they need to live the life they want.

Show Notes:

• His early days as a stylist; getting into a higher end salon and gaining a mentor; buying an existing salon when young and hating it

• Bravo Shear Genius & life after the show

• Education and Being On-stage; being entertaining and making things memorable - how that led to developing The Ben Mollin Project – Teaching stylists public speaking

• Top 3 things to do to become a better public speaker

• Living a minimalistic life: cutting down on the things in life that add stress but you don’t need

• His incredible Hair Horror Stories!

Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor www.instagram.com/salonrepublic

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Dec 02 2019

1hr 32mins

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Ep. 114 • The Best of The Hair Game: Episodes 31-40

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We took some choice clips from episodes 31 through 40 and put them together for a look back. This episode is packed full of valuable info & insights regarding your salon business, social media, & the beauty industry. 

Ep. 32 - Advice for new stylists w/ @wesdoeshair

Ep. 33 - Being flexible to change and the power of personality w/ @robertcromeans

Ep. 34 - Street Interviews w/ the everyday client regarding retail and recommendations

Ep. 35 - @hairgod_zito - his career switch to vivid colors and social media influencing

Ep. 36 - @thehairnerds - Starting & running a hair-centric media company and the state of the hair industry

Ep. 37 - Founders of @pulpriothair David and Alexis Thurston discuss creating their product

Ep. 38 - A roundtable discussion of the importance of attending hair events

Ep. 39 - @luiiisc_ & @kristenmichellehair discuss tactics and strategies to build clientele

Ep. 40 - Starting and scaling up a salon and assisting your stylists with social media w/ @jacobkhan

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Nov 25 2019

1hr 10mins

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Ep. 113 • How To Be a Successful Freelance Hairdresser w/ @catetorrealba

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Styling Specialist & Cosmoprof Artistic Team member Cate "Ruby" Torrealba specializes in red carpet glam-style. As a freelancer, Cate goes into the details of what it takes to succeed in a very challenging field of hairdressing. 

Show Notes:

• How she found her way to hair and her nickname

• How to deal with inconsistency of freelance work & working with a spouse

• Cate’s production work & search for representation

• How she deals with rejection

• Her story of her doggo Moose

• How to be successful during production work and photo shoots

• The one thing she would do differently: Go to a much cheaper beauty school

Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor www.instagram.com/salonrepublic

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Nov 18 2019

1hr 34mins

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Ep. 112 • Making Your Client the Hero: A Q&A Mini-Panel w/ @ryancullenhair & @andrewdoeshair

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TONS of great advice and inspo in this Episode! Andrew & Ryan sat down in front of stylists at LookBook 2019. They discussed some great topics & questions:

• How Ryan & Andrew gained an upper hand in Men’s hair & Why you should learn to do women’s hair

• If you are already really good at what you do, to succeed further you have to learn something else 

• Making the client the hero, not yourself

• How to successfully guide a client towards a new style or what they truly want

• Being yourself on social media & in person; focusing on what you do best and what you want to do

• How to balance growing your clientele w/ having a life: raising prices 

Nov 11 2019

49mins

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Ep. 111 • How To Survive & Thrive as a LA Hairstylist w/ @buddywporter

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Buddy Porter found success quickly in Los Angeles; he attests it to assisting, working hard, and saying yes to every opportunity. He goes over what aspects would be in his hypothetical book, 'How To Survive & Thrive as a LA stylist in 5 Years" and more:

• How he got into hair; hated classroom work but fought through it - really got into hair once he hit the floor and changed people’s looks. Took to cutting but not color; moved to LA to gain experience and get away from color.

• Being rep’ed by an agency: What jobs does this entail? How’s the pay?

• Behind the Chair: getting to the point of doing only the clients you want 

• Business tactics/advice: His pricing strategy: Client get price for life, but he raises his price each year & new clients get the current price. 

• Wave the Wand: How he would change the industry

• How to become successful in LA in 5 years: Assisting in LA, Client Retention, Staying professional.

• His Hair Horror Story!

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Nov 04 2019

58mins

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Ep. 110 • What Are Hair Show Judges Thinking? w/ Maggie Mulhern from @modernsalon

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With 39 years experience covering the beauty industry, @modernsalon Beauty & Fashion Director Maggie Mulhern @modernmaggie1 has a tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience regarding hair.⁠ This has led to her judging countless hair competitions, so we had her dive into the key aspects you need to know when entering. She gives tips for the photos/competitions, how the judging process works, how to find a hair model and/or photographer, and how to assemble a team.⁠ She also gives her thoughts on how social media has changed the industry and how it has helped women achieve greater success.⁠

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Oct 28 2019

1hr 5mins

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Ep. 109 • Staying Patient in Our RIGHT NOW! Culture w/ @charliegray248

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Charlie Gray is the International Creative Director of Menspire, a men's hair salon and educational academy based in London. He explains the mission of the company and how his desire to become an educator has shaped his path, as well as:

The story of Menspire and approaching it as a movement

Advice for younger stylists: hard work and patience brings the opportunities

What will make their Menspire brand endure over 50 years? 

Social Media downsides: cyber-bullying and the fake perceptions of hairdressers and educators

The lack of detail and discipline in the industry: the training isn’t good enough in men’s hair - still teaching the same things from 50-60 years ago.

The disconnect between hairdressers and barbers  

His Hair Horror Stories!

www.menspire.co.uk

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Oct 21 2019

51mins

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Ep. 108 • The Best of The Hair Game: Episodes 21-30

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We took some choice clips from episodes 21 through 30 and put them together for a look back. This episode is packed full of valuable info & insights regarding your salon business, social media, & the beauty industry. 

Ep. 22 - Achieving a high level of service in your client's experience with @sugarskulls

Ep. 23 - Tips and advice on educating on the large stage and gaining celebrity clients w/ @tedgibson and @jasonbacke

Ep. 26 - Journey from bartender to salon owner and challenges of running a salon w/ @bescene

Ep. 27 - Strategies on renting out your salon studio and/or chair for supplemental income

Ep. 28 - @philipwolffhair describes the difference between east and west coasts and what experience and work is needed to get to where he is today

Ep. 29 (and 30) A discussion about meditation for hairstylists and how it can help you behind the chair. Ep 30 is a guided meditation session for stylists.

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Oct 14 2019

1hr 4mins

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Ep. 107 • Thriving as a Female in the Male-Centric World of Barbering w/ @staygold31

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Sofie Pok began her career cutting women's hair, but soon realized she wanted to focus on men's cuts. Carving out a successful piece of the barbering pie, however, was a major challenge. In a male-dominated industry, Sofie had to prove herself time and again. She admits to us that she still does to this day, even after all of her success. She also discusses her challenges with public speaking and what she wishes for the barbering industry and community.

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Oct 07 2019

47mins

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Ep. 106 • Educators v. Influencers w/ @StylistRicardoSantiago

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Why do young stylists want to be influencers rather than educators?

International Educator Ricardo Santiago discusses the role that Hair Influencers are playing in the industry and some of the issues associated with it. He also tells us the biggest mistakes hairdressers are making, gives us career advice for the next generation of stylists, and the challenges of balancing your work and personal life.

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Sep 30 2019

49mins

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Ep. 105 • You are Different: That's Where the Magic Is with @hairbymisskellyo

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International Educator and salon owner Kelly O' Leary embraces her quirky and off-the-cuff personality. She discusses with Eric the importance of authenticity, as well as the physical and emotional challenges of hairdressing and running a salon.

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Sep 23 2019

57mins

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Ep. 104 • Back From the Abyss @hairgod_zito

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Rickey Zito speaks to Eric about his horrific motorcycle accident that left him in a coma for 7 days, in addition to fracturing vertebrae and collapsing his vocal chords. He explains how he has come back from this with a new outlook on his life and career going forward. 

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Sep 16 2019

33mins

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Ep. 103 • How Hair is Different Across the Pond w/ @ryancullenhair

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Irish stylist and International Educator Ryan Cullen tells us what's new and different in hairdressing over in Europe. He also discusses the challenges of raising his prices and what he needs to do about it.  

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Sep 09 2019

47mins

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Ep. 102 • Making Your Mark: LIVE Q&A Panel with @diego_djdgaf @staygold31 and @byrdmena at LookBook 2019

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At LookBook 2019, we had Diego Elizarraras, Sofie Pok, and Byrd Mena sit down and field questions from barbers and stylists looking to gain insight into building brands, experience, and clientele. 

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Sep 02 2019

1hr 10mins

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GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!!

By Lunch_all_day - Dec 16 2019
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I’ve learned so much about this wonderful industry of ours by listening to The Hair Game. I’ve been a stylist for 26 years and a salon owner for 18 of those years and it’s always educational. Thank you for all of your great content and how you “Elevate The Industry”!

The Hair Game Rocks

By orchid204 - Dec 12 2019
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Love listening to this!!!! It’s good for the stylist soul🥰 @orchid.hair.studio