The Hair Game

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#[email protected] 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.
83 • Next Level Instagram Pro Tips Part 2 w/ @OMGartistry
Apr 22 • 48 min
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. Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/salonrepublic/…
82 • Why Social Media is the New Foundation of Client Experience w/ @michaelcolesummit
Apr 15 • 61 min
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…
81 • The Good (and bad) of Being an Educator w/ @veronicavridge
Apr 8 • 36 min
Global Redken Artist Veronica Ridge gets into the life of a hair educator and the challenges it creates, as well as the mistakes they make. She also discusses how hairdressers are ‘wearing more hats’ and the challenges of raising your prices. Find us on…
80 • What’s Happening in Hair Education & Social Media Now w/ Gordon Miller @hairbrained_official
Apr 1 • 54 min
Hairbrained CEO and Hb Conversations podcast host Gordon Miller @gordonm raps with @loveerictaylor about the state of education in the beauty industry and the influence of social media on hairstylists and their work. Find us on Instagram:…
79 • The Art of a Great Partnership w/@riawna and @nikkilee901
Mar 25 • 62 min
Riawna Capri and Nikki Lee, owners of @ninezeroone Salon, @901academy, and @beautycoach_com share crucial advice on what it takes to create successful joint business ventures. They also share tips on how to manage people and your clientele. Find us on…
78 • How to Kill it on Instagram Part 2 w/Don Godfrey @nothingbutpixies
Mar 18 • 62 min
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…
77 • Cutting Through the Bullsh!t w/ @tabathacoffey + Bonus Segment: HairAid
Mar 11 • 51 min
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…
76 • How Competition Can Up Your Game w/ Chrystofer Benson @cbensonhair
Mar 4 • 37 min
Multiple NAHA and global award-winner @cbensonhair talks about the importance and benefits of competing in award shows. He also goes into the incredibly involved process of entering a hair competition. Find us on Instagram:…
75 • Discovering Your Unique Style w/@mustafaavci the King of Waves
Feb 25 • 34 min
Dubbed the ‘King of Waves’, Mustafa Avci took an interest in old Hollywood glam styling and created a look that is now uniquely his. He also shares how he built upon his style with multi-brand sponsorships and his own line of styling tools. Find us on…
Ep 74 • The Story of Barbering’s #1 Influencer w/ Lee Resnick, creator of @barbershopconnect
Feb 18 • 56 min
Barbershopconnect.com (and later @barbershopconnect on IG) became THE place for barbers to build a community online. The man behind it, Lee Resnick, tells us the story of how an ex-rapper from Long Island built the largest barbering community in the…
73 · Finding Your Confidence Through Vulnerability w/@RebeccaTaylorHair at Toni & Guy Academy LA
Feb 11 • 79 min
Rebecca Taylor @rebeccataylorhair is an award-winning colorist and ambassador to multiple brands, as well as a founder of Hairstylist Education Forum. Eric and the students get into many great topics with her, such as what to do when you don’t feel…
72 · Succeeding Through Adversity w/ Mary Rector-Gable @marybehindthechair
Feb 4 • 67 min
The creator of behindthechair.com Mary Rector-Gable gives insights into key aspects of running a successful business. We hear the story of her nearly losing it all, as well as how you can get noticed by BTC on your social media. Find us on Instagram:…
71 · How To Price Yourself Right (and more) w/ @cassandraplatinum
Jan 28 • 48 min
@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…
70 · Legends: Learning From John Maly of Malys/SalonCentric
Jan 21 • 48 min
@loveerictaylor talks to @johnmaly about his new book “A Beautiful Business: The Maly’s Story”. We talk about how he went from 0 to 130 stores and $2 million to $200 million in sales over 18 years as well as the untold history of our industry in general.…
69 · (Almost) 50 Things You Didn’t Know About Hair w/@dasibstudio
Jan 14 • 49 min
@loveerictaylor and @dasibstudio trip their way through the bizarre history of hair, hair trivia and hair facts that you’ve (probably) never heard before. Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/salonrepublic/ www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor/ Subscribe…
68 · Is Your Salon Legal? What You Need to Know About the ABC Rule with Salon Industry Attorney Jason Ross
Jan 7 • 60 min
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. [email protected] 619-595-4249 Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/salonrepublic/…
67 · Client Confessions w/ guest hosts @JulzCoda and @shearhands from the Salon Republic Holiday Party
Dec 31, 2018 • 58 min
While @loveerictaylor is having fun at the @SalonRepublic holiday party, Julz @JulzCoda and Liz @shearhands of @beyondbeautyschool take the mic and get the best Client Confession stories from the beauty pros. Find us on Instagram:…
66 (rebroadcast) · Nina Kovner @passionsquared Doesn’t Parse Words on the State of the Beauty Industry
Dec 24, 2018 • 53 min
In this rerelease of episode 7, Eric speaks with Nina Kovner of Passionsquared. Nina is the preeminent life and business coach for professionals in our industry. Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/salonrepublic/ www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor/…
65 · Stop Giving a F About What Anyone Thinks About You w/ Kasey O’Hara @hairbykaseyoh
Dec 17, 2018 • 25 min
Eric talks to @hairbykaseyoh about how the east coast punk-rocker got herself to the worldwide stage teaching others the art of creative color, and what she’s doing now that she’s there. Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/salonrepublic/…
64 · Pushing Your Limits and Finding Your Place w/ Luis Fontanez @l0udabarber
Dec 10, 2018 • 48 min
Eric sits down with Luis Fontanez @lOudabarber to discuss his rough upbringing, what made him focus his life, how he started doing hair, building his Instagram, where he sees the future of barbering and a lot more! Find us on Instagram:…
63 · Hairstylist Confessions: Your Hair Horror Stories
Dec 3, 2018 • 69 min
At the Modern Salon Digital Summit after party, Salon Republic’s social media coordinator Donovan set up a hair horror story “confessional” and invited attendees to come in and give us their worst experiences as a stylist. Find us on Instagram:…
62 · All About the Instagram Algorithm with Olivia Smalley @OMGartistry
Nov 26, 2018 • 47 min
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. Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/salonrepublic/…
61 · Elevating the Industry, How Distribution is Changing, and Why Retailing’s Still a Struggle w/@tatumneill @elevatehair
Nov 19, 2018 • 24 min
I sat down with Elevate Hair founder Tatum Neill (of the Neill Corp family) to discuss the current state of beauty product distribution, the struggle with retailing, the hardest part of running a commission salon and the massive potential of the…
60 · How to Build a Personal Brand w/ @nikkilee901, @riawna, @jamiedanahairstylist, & Alle Fister @bollare at the Modern Salon Digital Summit
Nov 12, 2018 • 53 min
Eric opened the modern salon digital summit in LA with a panel discussion on personal branding with Nikki Lee, Riawna Capri, Jamie Dana and Alle Fister. After listening, you should have a better idea how to craft your image to improve your business in the…
59 · What Clients are Thinking But Won’t Tell You part 3: How Clients Look for Hairstylists
Nov 5, 2018 • 29 min
Donovan and I hit the streets of Hollywood (right during the Latin American Music Awards) to ask random people on the street how they search for hairstylists. Where should you be putting your time and effort to market yourself? Find us on Instagram:…
58 · How These Few Tweaks Can Put More $$ in Your Pocket w/ @kimberlymariestylist
Oct 29, 2018 • 92 min
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…
57 · The Best of The Hair Game: Episodes 11-20
Oct 22, 2018 • 70 min
So far we’ve done 56 episodes of The Hair Game and we’ve covered a lot of ground. Here are some highlights from Episodes 11-20. If you like a certain segment, go back and catch the whole thing! Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/salonrepublic/…
56 · Painting Her Own Beautiful Story w/Patricia Nikole @paintedhair
Oct 15, 2018 • 66 min
A great conversation with one of the brightest stars of our industry. We get into how she learned her extraordinary color blending technique, how she runs her Instagram, how she made it through a 100% price increase and how she balances family with her…
55 · Focusing on Your Strengths v. Weaknesses when Retailing Products: Retailing in the Digital Age Panel at Neuma’s California Experience Show
Oct 8, 2018 • 85 min
Eric participated on the “Retailing in the Digital Age” Panel at Neuma’s California Experience Show in Huntington Beach CA. This audio is an abridged version of that panel. Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/salonrepublic/…
54 · Why Clients Leave, and a Debate About the Indie Movement w/ Antony Whitaker @growmysalonbusiness
Oct 1, 2018 • 83 min
An inspired talk with Antony Whitaker about why clients leave, the Independent movement, how to create a good experience, the consultation, how to retail products, and getting better at setting and achieving goals. Find us on Instagram:…
53 · The Power of Connecting in the Community w/ Liz Diaz & Julz Coda @beyondbeautyschool
Sep 24, 2018 • 87 min
Liz Diaz & Julz Coda, two LA hairdressers who paired up to create beyond beauty school. The three of us get pretty goofy when we’re together but through all the banter and laughter are some great gems for you! Find us on Instagram:…
52 · Investing in Yourself, Controlling Your Fear & Alien Defense w/ @fernthebarber at Paul Mitchell School Costa Mesa
Sep 17, 2018 • 110 min
Eric interviews Fern The Barber at Paul Mitchell School Costa Mesa in front of the students. Then the students get to ask questions of Fern. Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/salonrepublic/ www.instagram.com/4erictaylor/ Subscribe to our Youtube…
51 · What to Do When Your Client is Losing Their Hair
Sep 10, 2018 • 32 min
For national hair loss month, we bring you two hair loss pros to talk about what you can do as a hairdresser to prevent your clients from losing their hair, and catch more serious skin issues before it’s too late. Find us on Instagram:…
50 · The Love of the Journey, the Power of Branding and Showing Clients You Care w/Andrew Dale, Founder of Unite
Sep 3, 2018 • 62 min
A conversation with the founder of Unite about how he has lived the ideal evolution of a hairdresser, from Vidal Sassoon’s apprentice to an international product boss. Tons of great lessons in this one! Find us on Instagram:…
49 · The Right and Wrong Ways to Run a Salon w/@AmeliaHairMakeup
Aug 27, 2018 • 36 min
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…
48 · Hustle, Brains and Heart w/Jason Reyes @iliketocuthair
Aug 20, 2018 • 34 min
Jason Reyes was a reluctant barber for years, dabbling in engineering, computers and real estate, until he decided to commit and that’s when things took off. Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/salonrepublic/ www.instagram.com/4erictaylor/ Subscribe…
47 · How to Kill it on Instagram w/Don Godfrey @nothingbutpixies at Sassoon Academy LA
Aug 17, 2018 • 89 min
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/…
46 · Balancing a Successful Career with Family w/Shelley Gregory @shelleygregoryhair
Aug 13, 2018 • 29 min
Shelley and I talk about: -Being a successful hairdresser AND a successful mother/wife. -Advice for clients in a dry climate -Building clients the old fashion way -Instagram insomnia -First creative color post goes viral! -IG tv Do you see clients in So…
45 · How 10 Passionate Clients Can Build Your Entire Clientele w/ Lucas Doney @lucasdoney
Aug 9, 2018 • 19 min
Eric talks to educator Lucas Doney about going from the worst student in cosmetology school to international educator, the power of referrals and seeking adventure in life to make memories. Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/salonrepublic/…
44 · Behind the Curtain of Influence w/ Alfredo Lewis @alfredo_lewis at Sassoon Academy LA
Aug 7, 2018 • 86 min
Alfredo has been at the forefront of the shift of influence from brands to independent hair artists. We get into it all in this episode filmed live in front of students at the Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, CA. Find us on Instagram:…
43 · How to Make More Money Behind the Chair w/Dave Kirby of Summit Salon Business Education
Aug 6, 2018 • 66 min
Dave and I get into topics that will help you make more money behind the chair such as: -Top three mistakes made by hairdressers -When to move salons, how to find the right salon, and how to avoid losing clients when you move -How to find new clients and…
42 · Confidence + Humility w/ John Mosley @popular_nobody
Aug 3, 2018 • 37 min
There are so many dimes of pure wisdom to pluck out of this man’s brain. Here are just a few topics we go into: How he got the name Focus on family Old school marketing Learning how to be a good educator Value of connecting within the hair community Find…
41 · Marketing Yourself as a Hairdresser w/ Paula Houston @hairbypaulahouston
Jul 30, 2018 • 25 min
Paula was part of a social media panel at the Paul Mitchell Gathering this year, so we sat down with her after to discuss Instagram and getting started, the challenges of owning your own salon, and marketing yourself as a hairdresser. Find us on…
40 · Does Insta Influence Mean Money in the Bank? w/ Jacob Khan @jacobhkhan
Jul 23, 2018 • 67 min
I sat down with Jacob in Las Vegas and we discussed his progression towards having his own salon, if Insta influence = more clients and money in the bank and more… including the beginning of a regular segment called “Jacob Khan’s Hair Horror Stories”!…
39 · How To Build a Clientele (& a lot more) with Kristen Michelle @kristenmichellehair & Luis Chevere @luiiisc_ at Toni & Guy Academy LA
Jul 16, 2018 • 81 min
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…
38 · Roundtable w/Sofie Pok, Philip Wolff, Dre, Kimberly Ibbotson, Ricky Zito, Alfredo Lewis, AndrewDoesHair at Kraft Lookbook 2018
Jul 9, 2018 • 36 min
At Lookbook 2018 in Hollywood, CA, we rounded up @alfredo_lewis, @kimberlytayhair, @andrewdoeshair, @philipwolffhair, @staygold31, @drehair, & @hairgod_zito to talk about what they would you do if Donald Trump sat in their chair, the value of connecting…
37 · How to Cause a Riot with Alexis and David Thurston of @pulpriothair
Jul 2, 2018 • 80 min
Pulp Riot founders David and Alexis Thurston went from salon owners to creating one of the hottest brands in our industry. Listen in to see how they did it. Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/salonrepublic/ www.instagram.com/4erictaylor/ Subscribe to…
36 · How to Nerd-Stalk Hairlebrities & Live the Real Hair Nerd Life w/@thehairnerds
Jun 25, 2018 • 51 min
Erin and Annie are The Hair Nerds (@thehairnerds on insta and thehairnerds.com on the web) Two of the nerdiest and awesomest people in our hair community. To know them is to love them, to not know them is to want to get to know them. Find us on Instagram:…
35 · From the Swamps to Hollywood: Rickey Zito @hairgod_zito at Toni & Guy Academy LA
Jun 15, 2018 • 76 min
The New Breed Meets the Next Gen as hairstylist and major influencer Rickey Zito @hairgod_zito was interviewed live for a podcast recording at Toni&Guy Academy LA. ind us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/salonrepublic/ www.instagram.com/4erictaylor/…
34 · What Clients are Thinking but Won’t Tell You: Part 2 “Retail”
Jun 8, 2018 • 38 min
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. Find us on Instagram:…
33 · Pure Gold with w/ Robert Cromeans @robertcromeans and Mary Cuomo @marycuomocromeans
Jun 4, 2018 • 97 min
This is pure gold with Robert and his fiancée Mary. Chock full of business tools and ideas that you can use to make more money. Robert bridges the gap between artistry and business like no one else. Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/salonrepublic/…
32 · Crazy Determined with Wesley Palmer @wesdoeshair
May 28, 2018 • 52 min
@wesdoeshair gets into the principles that have made him one of the most influential educators and hair personalities today. Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/salonrepublic/ www.instagram.com/4erictaylor/ Subscribe to our Youtube channel or THG vlog…
31 · The Best of The Hair Game: Episodes 1-10
May 21, 2018 • 70 min
We took some choice clips from our first 10 episodes 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. Find us on Instagram:…
30 · (Part 2) Guided Meditation Session for Hairstylists
May 14, 2018 • 23 min
Could we in the beauty industry benefit from meditation? Episode 1 is all about what it is and why it’s so great for us. Episode 2 is a guided meditation that we hope you use as often as possible. Enjoy! Find us on Instagram:…
29 · (Part 1) Meditation for Hairstylists: How it Will Help You Behind the Chair
May 14, 2018 • 61 min
Could we in the beauty industry benefit from meditation? Episode 1 is all about what it is and why it’s so great for us. Episode 2 is a guided meditation that we hope you use as often as possible. Enjoy! Find us on Instagram:…
28 · Patience, Hard Work and Flow w/ Philip Wolff @philipwolffhair
May 7, 2018 • 55 min
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/…
27 · How to Be Successful Renting Chairs in Your Salon Studio
Apr 30, 2018 • 45 min
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:…
26 · From Bartender to Sponsored Artist w/ Linh Phan @bescene
Apr 23, 2018 • 44 min
@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!! Find us on Instagram:…
25 · Eric is Interviewed by Your Day Off @hairdustry Podcast
Apr 16, 2018 • 71 min
Playing you an interview from The Your Day Off Podcast run by two guys named Corey and Tony out of Maryland. They chased me down for awhile but we got it done. I go into the early days of salon republic and how we’re doing things now. Enjoy! Find us on…
24 · Have We Hit “Peak Social”?
Apr 6, 2018 • 18 min
This episode shows us the current state of digital (including social) media. As a beauty professional, you need to market your services to likely customers in an effort to keep your book full. Which social media networks are gaining in popularity and…
23 · How to Make it to the Main Stage with Ted Gibson @tedgibson and Jason Backe @jasonbacke
Mar 29, 2018 • 56 min
Eric Taylor talks candidly with Ted Gibson and Jason Backe about how they made it to the main stage at all the beauty shows, how they got our favorite celebrities into their chairs, why they closed their renowned salon in NYC, their move to the west coast…
22 · How to Deliver the Client Experience with Carlos Ramos @sugarskulls
Mar 22, 2018 • 31 min
Donovan and I went to The Sugar Skulls Loft in DTLA to shoot Carlos with a client, then climbed to the roof of the building to record this interview. He’s made this unique setup work well for years, and we’re going to find out how. Watch the video…
21 · What’s Happening in Our Industry Now with THE Beauty Trend Researcher Cyrus Bulsara
Mar 15, 2018 • 59 min
Last week we spoke to random people on the street to get their impressions of our industry- one-off anecdotal accounts on a micro level. This week we’re doing the opposite and getting a high-level macro view of the industry with Cyrus Bulsara, who runs…
20 · What Clients Are Thinking But Won’t Tell You
Mar 9, 2018 • 20 min
Eric hit the streets of Santa Monica, CA to get the real story from the everyday client. What are their favorite (and least favorite) things about going to the salon? With answers ranging from very funny to very valuable, hairdressers definitely gain some…
19 · WTF is Vero…and What Do I Need to Know About It?
Mar 1, 2018 • 17 min
In a sudden rush of enthusiasm, the three-year-old social networking app Vero has gone from obscurity to the most downloaded app on the apple app store. The beauty industry’s audience and influencers alike jumped on and created accounts to stake their…
18 · How To Use a Smile
Feb 23, 2018 • 7 min
Eric Taylor did some digging to find out what makes a smile so powerful, and how to use it in your day-to-day interaction with clients to make yourself happier and positively affect others.
17 · Gordon Miller, CEO of Harbrained - Transition, Disruption, and Influence In the Hair Industry
Feb 16, 2018 • 57 min
Gordon recently left his post as publisher of American salon magazine to become the CEO (chief engagement officer) at Hairbrained. He just launched his new podcast called “hairbrained conversations” which is a must listen. We talk about his reasons for…
16 · Getting Your Instagram Game Going with Jamie Dana @jamiedanahairstylist
Feb 9, 2018 • 37 min
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…
15 · Trends for 2018 from ISSE: West Coast Hair Show
Feb 2, 2018 • 13 min
Eric Taylor hit the floor of ISSE 2018 in Long Beach, CA with a microphone and camera and interviewed hairstylists, company owners, and brand/product specialists to get a glimpse of what is happening in the hair world, including: -New products launching…
14 · Habits of the most (and least) successful indie hairdressers
Jan 26, 2018 • 11 min
Eric sits down with @danielrhyder, a 12 year veteran salon manager for Salon Republic. He has seen many indie stylists come and go… we get his take on what you need to succeed, including: How do you know if studio/booth rental is right for you? What kind…
13 · (Part 2) The Most Controversial Topics in the Beauty Industry w/ Tab Salsman @TabCutsHair
Jan 19, 2018 • 48 min
This is Part Two of a Two-part interview with Tab Salsman @tabcutshair. We sit down with Tab again to dive into more controversial topics, such as: -Professional salon products for sale on Amazon, Costco, and Walmart -Types of salons & pay structures-…
Part 1 - Ep. 12 · The Most Controversial Topics in the Beauty Industry w/ Tab Salsman @TabCutsHair
Jan 12, 2018 • 58 min
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?…
11 · Inside the Mind of Zach Kilian @zachkilian: The Wig Magician
Jan 5, 2018 • 8 min
On The Hair Game video series, we did a skit with Zach involving his wig creations - flipping the script and portraying a world of Zach’s wigs as the day-to-day. Check out the video skit at www.salonrepublic.com/thehairgame or our instagram page…
10 · Salon Republic Holiday Party 2017: Street Style Interviews
Dec 22, 2017 • 5 min
Salon Republic hosted their annual holiday party for all of their Los Angeles salons at the infamous Yamashiro Hollywood on Monday December 4th. In the midst of all the fun, Salon Republic CEO Eric Taylor did some street style interviews with a few of the…
9 · A beautiful conversation with the co-founder of Business of Balayage, Amber O’Hara
Dec 15, 2017 • 61 min
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…
8 · Don’t Fear The Retail: advice from SR stylists
Nov 13, 2017 • 6 min
Don’t let Amazon steal your retail business! Listen to this advice from Salon Republic stylists killing it in the retail game to strengthen your own.
7 · Nina Kovner @passionsquared Doesn’t Parse Words on the State of the Beauty Industry
Oct 19, 2017 • 52 min
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…
6 · Social Media Tips for Beauty Professionals
Oct 5, 2017 • 3 min
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:…
5 · Burst Fade with OC’s Mikey Teeze @mikey_teeze
Sep 29, 2017 • 17 min
Orange County, CA hairdresser and KMS educator, Mikey Teeze @mikey_teeze, walks you through the cut he gives Eric. He also talks about starting his career broke, the value of education, and the gross story of why he uses conditioner instead of shaving…
4 · What Would You Do Differently If You Doubled Your Prices Tomorrow?
Sep 15, 2017 • 24 min
In our first episode, @andrewdoeshair mentioned his hair business mentor is Tab Salsman @tabcutshair. Tab is a SoCal hairdresser, national educator and Founder of @toolsandbags. He really delivers the business knowledge for the hairdressing community in…
3 · @andrewdoeshair Answers Your Best Hair Questions. A Goldmine of Great Information for Hairdressers!
Sep 15, 2017 • 26 min
We had some extra time with @andrewdoeshair when he came out to visit, so here is a bonus episode where he answers more questions from his Instagram fans and spits knowledge on things like- -What tools he uses -His predictions for the next hair trends…
2 · @andrewdoeshair Shares His Secrets for Improving Your Content on Social Media
Sep 15, 2017 • 22 min
Video Podcast- @andrewdoeshair shows us how he does photography for hair so you can improve your social media content. Tips for beauty pros include- - How to find and use light and reflectors - How to get contrast on your clients face for drama and how to…
1 · How @andrewdoeshair Went From Charging $25 to $100 For a Cut
Sep 14, 2017 • 24 min
Salon Republic Founder/CEO Eric Taylor talks with the talented hairdresser @andrewdoeshair. Andrew talks candidly about the business of hairdressing. - How he went from charging $30 to $100 for a cut - His passion for helping guys understand their hair…
How to Get the Most From The Hair Game
Jul 28, 2017 • 7 min
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#[email protected] go down. We go deep with the beauty industry’s most interesting players, we educate and tell stories…