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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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I love The Hair Game!!! Look forward to it every Monday! @hairbyjesssa 💗

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What a crazy 11 weeks we have been though, right? Honestly all the podcasts you have had during this time have been uplifting as well inspiring but having guy tang was the icing on the cake. I have been following guy for a long time and his story is inspiring. Thank you for everything you do for us hairstylists. @lolathehairgoddess

iTunes Ratings

396 Ratings
Average Ratings
382
6
4
3
1

Love it!

By Lolonisbean228 - Jun 01 2020
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I love The Hair Game!!! Look forward to it every Monday! @hairbyjesssa 💗

I love guy tang

By add tip option - May 31 2020
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What a crazy 11 weeks we have been though, right? Honestly all the podcasts you have had during this time have been uplifting as well inspiring but having guy tang was the icing on the cake. I have been following guy for a long time and his story is inspiring. Thank you for everything you do for us hairstylists. @lolathehairgoddess
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The Hair Game

Latest release on Aug 10, 2020

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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. 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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: Ep. 6 · Social Media Tips for Beauty Professionals

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Are you struggling with social media? Salon Republic founder/CEO Eric Taylor sat down with beauty pros successful at social media and asked what it takes to up your social media game. Here are the top tips from some of the best in the industry, including:   @edwardstylesyou@tim_cagle@danitygr@mare.l.a@ryancullenhair@edwardklipperhands, and @mikeyyyyyyy_.

Oct 05 2017

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Rank #4: Ep. 16 · Getting Your Instagram Game Going with Jamie Dana @jamiedanahairstylist

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At ISSE, Eric was able to sit in on a class by hairstylist and social media educator Jamie Dana and immediately asked her to join him on The Hair Game. Her insight and knowledge of Instagram, photography, and the hair industry gives listeners a ton of valuable information on how to make your IG account on point. They cover topics such as:

- How to gain the followers you want

-What an effective IG account looks like

- The most important reasons for using IG

- Future trends for IG and social media 

Feb 09 2018

37mins

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Rank #5: 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

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Jan 07 2019

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Rank #6: 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 #7: Ep. 12 · The Most Controversial Topics in the Beauty Industry w/ Tab Salsman @TabCutsHair

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This is Part One of a Two-part interview with Tab Salsman @tabcutshair. We sit down with Tab again to dive into more controversial topics, such as:

-Are "old school" marketing techniques more important than ever? 

-Is Instagram at critical mass?

-Independent educators are filling a role that has surprised the brands. People are buying the people, not the brands.

-Whats the deal with beauty schools these days? Are they serving the industry?

-Is cosmetology license deregulation good or bad? 

Jan 12 2018

58mins

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Rank #8: 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 #9: Ep. 7 · Nina Kovner @passionsquared Doesn’t Parse Words on the State of the Beauty Industry

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In this episode, Eric speaks with Nina Kovner of Passionsquared. Nina is the preeminent life and business coach for professionals in our industry. They go deep into the following topics-

 -How potential clients find you in today’s digital landscape

 -Making money on influence in our industry. What are the rules influencers need to be aware of?

 -Where are things headed? What’s next?

 -What is PassionSquared and how it can help independent beauty professionals with their business?

Oct 19 2017

52mins

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Rank #10: 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 #11: Ep. 136 • How Our Industry Will Change After Covid-19 w/ @christinakreitel

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Ep. 136 has Christina Kreitel discussing how this situation will change the industry. She also gives us some awesome advice for communicating with your clients.... as well as a HILARIOUS Hair Horror Story!

SHOW NOTES:

• How she is running @intrepidstudiosalon during the pandemic ⁠ ⁠ • Reasons why she was prioritizing saving before Covid-19 ⁠ ⁠ • What this experience will change about the industry⁠ ⁠ • What to do during the downtime ⁠ ⁠ • How to communicate and handle clients during this time ⁠ ⁠ • How to balance her multiple roles – salon owner, brand ambassor, mother ⁠ ⁠ • What’s involved with being a brand amabassador ⁠ ⁠ • Her online business academy @intrepid.insider⁠ ⁠ ⁠Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting an Samsung Galaxy Tab! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠

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Apr 13 2020

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Rank #12: EP. 9 · A beautiful conversation with the co-founder of Business of Balayage, Amber O’Hara

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Topics discussed:

Growing a beauty business from concept to sale + avoiding the common pitfalls

Inside story of Biz of balayage

How Salon Republic started + inside glimpse into the company + why we do what we do

How Amber runs her new business and is improving the industry with new projects.

Dec 15 2017

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Rank #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: 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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Rank #16: 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 #17: 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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Rank #18: Ep. 28 · Patience, Hard Work and Flow w/ Philip Wolff @philipwolffhair

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Philip Wolff has used patience, tenacity and an intense pride in his work (even when no one’s looking) to go from an apprentice in Washington DC to a master of his craft in LA. 

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

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May 07 2018

55mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 138 • 5 Things You Can Do on Instagram to Put More Clients in Your Chair w/ @looksbylaurel

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@looksbylaurel has used her business training to build her clientele and proudly become a six-figure hairstylist. She gives us 5 simple ways to put more clients in your chair using Instagram.

We cover:⁠ ⁠ • Tips on using your IG stories effectively ⁠ ⁠ • IG Live and why it is effective ⁠ ⁠ • Time for a IG profile renovation – profile, bio, highlights ⁠ ⁠ • Batching content for your feed for when we re-open ⁠ ⁠ • Hashtagging – think how your client thinks ⁠ ⁠ • Her Hair Horror Story!⁠

Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting a $150 Amazon gift card! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠

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Apr 27 2020

1hr 19mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 78 • How to Kill it on Instagram Part 2 w/Don Godfrey @nothingbutpixies

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Time for Part 2! In Ep. 47 we went deep into how to use Instagram with “The Don” of social media. Don Godfrey @fiidnt, Instagram guru and the guy behind some of the most popular Instagram beauty accounts gives us another next-level dive into how to use IG more effectively.

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Mar 18 2019

1hr 2mins

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Ep. 153 • @robertcromeans On the Second Shutdown & Advice to Help You Through It

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Robert Cromeans is an industry legend and has seen many trends come and go, but nothing like our current situation. He shares his thoughts on the second shutdown in CA & advice to help you through it. We also get into how to raise your prices and improve your client experience.⁠ ⁠ Show Notes:

• People in dire straits & working together as an industry

• tenant / landlord issues during covid

• adjusting your prices in the new normal

• adjusting work models to the current situation

• Focusing on making your service better

• What a hairdresser can do now to promote reopening of CA salons & do during downtime

• His London hair show & the BLM movt

• His thoughts on the future of hair shows

Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting a GHD limited edition flat iron! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠

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Aug 10 2020

1hr 11mins

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Ep. 152 • What You Can Do to Help Reopen CA Salons

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Fred Jones, Chief Counsel of the Professional Beauty Federation of California, sued Gavin Newsom & the CA state gov't during the first shutdown of California salons - Eric talked with him to find out what YOU can do to help get CA salons reopened again. ⁠⁠ For more info on the PBFC go to:⁠ ⁠www.beautyfederation.org⁠ or www.facebook.com/PBFCalifornia/

@probeautyfederation on Instagram

Click here to join the PBFC: www.beautyfederation.org/join To join the PBFC at the discounted rate, select the group rate of $25 and list Salon Republic as your salon. Information on the PBFC drive-in event Aug 10th:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drive-in-meet-up-tickets-114700068994?fbclid=IwAR1OOsx-iBHygd2PhEUuu6owd1VpC0TAVxmreqB05jz_Ac616opJGqmGO74 Sign our petition to reopen salons indoors: https://www.change.org/p/eric-garcetti-california-salons-are-safe-to-open-inside?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_23684554_en-US%3A4&recruiter=1134714020&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition Share your story with the PBA to support the safe reopening of California salons: https://p2a.co/XvQDFQx Hashtags to use in your posts:

#saveoursalons #opensalonsnow

Aug 03 2020

1hr 19mins

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Ep. 151 • The Principles @philipwolffhair Finds Most Important for Success

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Have you raised your prices post-quarantine? @philipwolffhair gives a look back at the past few months and explains why adjusting your workflow (and prices) post-quarantine is incredibly important. He also speaks about the 3 principles that have contributed most to his success throughout his career.

Show Notes:

• Back behind the chair after quarantine: adjusting your flow

• Raising your prices and helping your clients understand why

• Hairdresser Health: Not traveling for months and looking back at his life pre-covid 

• Timeframe of when shows and gatherings will return 

• Principles in his career that have paid off

• Being both ‘cool’ & responsible; a challenge in our industry 

• Tik Tok!  

• His hair horror story 

Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting 2 Philip Wolff Zukas & $100! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠

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Jul 27 2020

1hr 19mins

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Ep. 149 • Can Online Education Compete with In-Person Classes? w/ @paintedhair

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Patricia Nikole recently became a Global Ambassador for Wella and has focused the direction of her work behind the chair post-quarantine. We chat about her new work/life balance and how her online education platform strives to be as good as in-person classes.

Show Notes:

• How she handled quarantine

• A typical day behind the chair post-quarantine

• Her new position with Wella as Global Ambassador

• Her online education platform: how she strives to make it the most helpful

• Tik Tok: what she does & how to get started

• Post-quarantine horror story

• Post-quarantine positives

Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting an Eye-Vac touchless vacuum! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠

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Jul 13 2020

1hr 11mins

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Ep. 148 • It's Tax Time! A CPA Talks Us Through it

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Michelle Cook, CPA @smallbusinesscpa takes us through the different aspects of your books and how to make sure you get taxes done correctly. We also discuss the benefits of using a CPA or online bookkeeping software... is it right for you?

For more info, visit www.cartercookcpas.com

SHOW NOTES:

• Best options for bookkeeping for an indie hairdresser

• Tax prep – what should a typical indie hairdresser use?

• Cost of hiring & where to find a CPA

• Write-offs: what you can and cannot claim

• Tips: 3 ways how claiming them will actually help you

Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting a digital photo frame! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠

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Jul 06 2020

1hr 13mins

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Ep. 147 • Finding Your Creativity Through Independence w/ @nealmhair

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How creative do you get to be at your salon? @nealmhair found that he needed his independence to fully express his creativity behind the chair. We chat with him about the move to indie hairdressing as well as his move to LA and how he built a clientele.

SHOW NOTES:

• Getting past a troubled youth⁠

• His experience in hair school not ever having touched hair before⁠

• His struggles in traditional salons restricting his creativity⁠

• The move to indie /studio rental: key strategies⁠

• Exploring different aspects of the hair industry: what is right for you?

⁠• His IG and use of his account⁠

• His advice to new cosmo students⁠

• The move to LA and starting over with clientele⁠

Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting an Apple iWatch! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠

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Jun 29 2020

1hr 2mins

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Ep. 146 • An Expert Nutritionist Tells Us How to Be Healthier Hairdressers

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Holistic Nutritionist Derek Johnson @derekjohnsonnutrition breaks down the unhealthy aspects of a hairdresser's food and drink habits. We go through a typical day for a hairdresser and where they can improve their food choices. He offers advice on handling caffeine, alcohol, and sugar cravings. He also explains the most important things to being aware of when researching where your food comes from.

For more info, visit www.djn.health

SHOW NOTES:

• The ‘unhealthy’ lifestyle of the stylist: fundamentals

• Coffee: Best way to drink it

• Fasting strategies- skipping breakfast

• Avoiding sugar & gluten issues

• Vegan/vegetarian options

• Handling Alcohol

• Eating out vs. Making food at home

• Quality of food you are buying

• Sleep: Advice for schedules

• Vitamins & Supplements: Yay or Nay?

• Food Portions: How to determine the amount to eat 

Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting a Babyliss Pro Hair Dryer! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠

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Jun 22 2020

1hr 21mins

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Ep. 145 • What to Expect Being Open Again w/ @jacobhkhan

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Salon owner & educator Jacob Khan reopened his salon over a month ago. We discuss the protocols he is following as well as how clients are handling the new requirements. He also shares his thoughts on how the Covid crisis has split the industry and his hopes for a recovery.

We discuss

• His Fancy online education + scissors

• Closing his salon early before mandated & the re-opening process 

• Effect of the Quarantine on our population 

• Protective measures in his salon and how clients are adhering to them 

• The services people are leaning towards – big changes  

• Retail and keeping things or getting things in stock 

• The division that has happened between the industry 

• His Hair Horror Stories!

Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting a Kindle Paperwhite! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠

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Jun 15 2020

1hr 7mins

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Ep. 144 • Becoming a Successful Session Hairstylist + An Action Plan for Racial Equality w/ @naeemahlafond

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Global Artistic Director for @amika Naeemah LaFond explains the most effective tactics for getting into editorial work. We also get into her guide for how brands and industry decision makers can take action to better support black hairstylists.

We discuss:⁠

• How she found her way to hair⁠

• Editorial & Set Work: how to build your portfolio and get into the scene

• The experience of editorial work – New York Fashion Week

• Her role in education: what do students struggle with?

• Her guide on how to be more supportive & inclusive of black stylists

Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting a $150 Apple Gift Card! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠

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Jun 08 2020

1hr 19mins

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Ep. 143 • Re-Opening Your Salon: Advice From @danielmasonjones

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What should you expect when you go back to work? ⁠ Daniel Mason Jones re-opened his salon a few weeks back and has some great advice and tips for stylists navigating the 'new normal'.

We discuss:

• The decision to close his salon before the mandate occurred⁠

• Focusing on his employees and trying to ensure their insurance & benefits⁠

• Navigating the Covid crisis as a Salon Owner⁠

• Opening back up: Clients are Ecstatic⁠

• Advice for stylists opening back up & his new process⁠

• His Hair Horror Story!⁠

Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting an Amazon Echo Show 8 speaker! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠

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Jun 01 2020

50mins

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Ep. 142 • An Infectious Disease Dr. Tells Us How To Go Back To Work Safely

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Infectious disease expert & first responder Dr. Ramesh Nathan MD tells us how to go back to work safely... find out some VERY important details regarding the reality of Covid as it relates to the re-opening of salons.⁠

We cover:

⁠ • The reality of Covid as a spreadable disease

• Face mask requirement: the efficacy and purpose

• Contaminated surfaces: likelihood of transmission

• Likelihood of catching the virus from your client

• Fatality rate: Deaths by Covid vs. Deaths of people w/ Covid

• Flattening the curve... how’d we do?

Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting a Harmon Kardon bluetooth speaker! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠

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May 25 2020

1hr 12mins

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Ep. 141 • @Guy_Tang: How to Transform an Industry

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Guy Tang created the blueprint for today's hair influencers and ambassadors by mixing entertainment, hair education, talent and personality.

However, what is comfortable and normal now WASN'T back then. Showing his authentic self wasn't seen as 'appropriate' or professional, leading him to forge the @guytang_mydentity brand all on his own.

He opens up about:⁠

• Growing up in Oklahoma & a horrible experience with racism

• Finding purpose from doing hair

• Hiding his sexuality for many years & finally finding his identity

• Disrupting the hair industry; mixing education & entertainment while being his authentic self

• Other avenues of creativity; why he feels it is important for stylists to explore creativity in other ways.

• His thoughts on getting through our current quarantine situation

Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting a Roomba! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠

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May 18 2020

1hr 19mins

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Ep. 140 • What a "New Normal" Will Look Like w/ @alfredo_lewis

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Alfredo Lewis became VP Head of Education at MATRIX L'Oreal and moved to New York just before the outbreak. Though his position's focus has shifted due to Covid-19, he has been able to take a global view of our industry and see what is happening with salons & stylists worldwide. We break down what's going on, what the 'new normal' will look like, and what the future holds for educating our hairdressers of the future.

SHOW NOTES: ⁠ • What is happening with our industry globally

• How salons will look and operate once they start to re-open

• Possible positive changes to the industry & What hairdressers hopefully learn from this experience

• Controversy on selling home color kits

• How product companies and distributors are handling the situation

• Where stylists should be going for online education right now

• What he would change about the industry – the school system

• His hair horror story!⁠

Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting a Babyliss PRO Nano Ionic Straightening Iron! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠

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May 11 2020

1hr 2mins

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Ep. 139 • Outgrowing Your Shell (and Finding a New One) w/ @hairbyfranco

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Franco Hernandez has spent 30 years in the industry being open to challenges and reaching beyond his situations. As a salon owner, stylist, & sponsored artist he discusses balancing the artistry of hair and the business aspects of running your own salon. We also get into the importance of mentoring and educating in his life and how a negative experience early on shaped his entire career outlook. 

SHOW NOTES:

• Striking a balance between artistry and business & how to become better at both

• Opening a salon 4 weeks before the quarantine 

• Handling client communication

• Plans and processes for eventual reopening 

• Importance of selling retail & affiliate programs

• How he balances behind the chair, salon ownership, and sponsorship responsibilities 

• What he has been working on during the quarantine

• His Hair Horror Story & how it shaped his career

Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting Apple Airpods w/ charging case! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠

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May 04 2020

56mins

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Ep. 138 • 5 Things You Can Do on Instagram to Put More Clients in Your Chair w/ @looksbylaurel

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@looksbylaurel has used her business training to build her clientele and proudly become a six-figure hairstylist. She gives us 5 simple ways to put more clients in your chair using Instagram.

We cover:⁠ ⁠ • Tips on using your IG stories effectively ⁠ ⁠ • IG Live and why it is effective ⁠ ⁠ • Time for a IG profile renovation – profile, bio, highlights ⁠ ⁠ • Batching content for your feed for when we re-open ⁠ ⁠ • Hashtagging – think how your client thinks ⁠ ⁠ • Her Hair Horror Story!⁠

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Apr 27 2020

1hr 19mins

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Ep. 137 • I Got Covid w/ @mustafaavci

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Mustafa Avci was hospitalized for 8 days with Covid-19... he explains how his symptoms accelerated and his experience in the hospital. A truly sobering yet uplifting story; Mustafa shares what an outpouring of love and support he received from industry and non-industry peeps alike.⁠

SHOW NOTES:

⁠ • The beginning of his symptoms ⁠ ⁠

• Dealing with symptoms at home & going to ER ⁠ ⁠

• His first night in the hospital  ⁠ ⁠

• Recovering and being well enough to leave ⁠ ⁠ ⁠

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Apr 20 2020

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Ep. 136 • How Our Industry Will Change After Covid-19 w/ @christinakreitel

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Ep. 136 has Christina Kreitel discussing how this situation will change the industry. She also gives us some awesome advice for communicating with your clients.... as well as a HILARIOUS Hair Horror Story!

SHOW NOTES:

• How she is running @intrepidstudiosalon during the pandemic ⁠ ⁠ • Reasons why she was prioritizing saving before Covid-19 ⁠ ⁠ • What this experience will change about the industry⁠ ⁠ • What to do during the downtime ⁠ ⁠ • How to communicate and handle clients during this time ⁠ ⁠ • How to balance her multiple roles – salon owner, brand ambassor, mother ⁠ ⁠ • What’s involved with being a brand amabassador ⁠ ⁠ • Her online business academy @intrepid.insider⁠ ⁠ ⁠Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting an Samsung Galaxy Tab! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠

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Apr 13 2020

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Ep. 135 • Balancing Your Income With Public Health w/ @realericvaughn

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Eric Vaughn @realericvaughn talks about the current situation with his salon @revhair and his advice to other stylists who are struggling to make ends meet during this time. He also explains his strategies and mechanisms for continuing his sobriety in a highly social industry. ⁠ ⁠

SHOW NOTES:

• The process of closing his salon & handling the situation with employees ⁠ ⁠ • Suggestions for stylists during this downtime ⁠ ⁠ • How to prepare for reopening ⁠ ⁠ • Advice for stylists in a cash crunch & current stimulus bill requirements ⁠ ⁠ • How to avoid depression during this time ⁠ ⁠ • How he got into hair, his salon, his time on the road, his onstage education ⁠ ⁠ • His battle with alcohol; getting (and staying) sober ⁠

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Apr 06 2020

1hr 10mins

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Ep. 134 • The CARES Act Stimulus Plan: What's in it For You?

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Michelle Cook, Certified Public Accountant and @smallbusinesscpa on instagram, joins Eric for a detailed explanation of The CARES Act stimulus bill. They go over which aspects of the bill you may be eligible for as a beauty professional.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Small Business Administration website:

www.sba.gov

Michelle's blog post regarding the CARES act:

https://cartercookcpas.com/blog/everything-small-business-owners-need-to-know-about-the-cares-act

PBA Covid-19 relief fund info:

https://www.probeauty.org/pba-charities/covid-19-relief-fund

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Apr 03 2020

51mins

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By Lolonisbean228 - Jun 01 2020
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I love The Hair Game!!! Look forward to it every Monday! @hairbyjesssa 💗

I love guy tang

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What a crazy 11 weeks we have been though, right? Honestly all the podcasts you have had during this time have been uplifting as well inspiring but having guy tang was the icing on the cake. I have been following guy for a long time and his story is inspiring. Thank you for everything you do for us hairstylists. @lolathehairgoddess