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How great would it be to get up close and personal with the beauty industry heroes we love and admire, and to ask them: how did you learn to do what you do? I’m Chris Baran, a hairstylist and educator for 40 plus years, and I’m inviting all our heroes to chat and share the secrets of their success.

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How great would it be to get up close and personal with the beauty industry heroes we love and admire, and to ask them: how did you learn to do what you do? I’m Chris Baran, a hairstylist and educator for 40 plus years, and I’m inviting all our heroes to chat and share the secrets of their success.

    Ivan Zoot

    Ivan Zoot

    My guest this week is the author of 15 books, he holds multiple Guinness Book of World Records including the most haircuts in 1 hour, the most haircuts in 24 hours and the fastest haircut. He is the CEO of Zootcuts, has a successful YouTube channel, he is a coach, trainer and mentor, and I can’t wait to sit down and hear Ivan Zoot’s story. 
     
    Before he was even a haircutter, Ivan realized that the haircutting business was really a sales business. 
     
    Ivan says “You are in the business of building and maintaining, cultivating and nourishing relationships with humans”
     
    Listen to Ivan rate himself on hairdressing skills vs soft skills 
     
    Ivan describes the “Right Pricing” and respecting the client’s perception of value (the price value proposition). 
     
    Right now, stylists are seeing their clients “down market test”. Listen to find out what Ivan says about this issue. 
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Jerilynn Stephens

    Jerilynn Stephens

    My guest this week is a ten-time Emmy nominated hairstylist, a four-time Guild Award winning hairstylist. She is the key hairstylist and department head hairstylist for shows such as The Voice, Shark Tank, and Legendary. She is a hair thinning and hair loss expert, and author of The 5 F Words to Manifesting Your Life.  I can’t wait to chat with Jerilynn Stephens about her career path in this interesting industry. 
     
    Jerilynn shares how she became a Hollywood hair and makeup artist in the 1990’s while living in Seattle. It was as if a light bulb went off and she realized that she wanted to work in TV and Film. 
     
    The next few years were spent working on making the career choices to get started. Jerilynn went to Vancouver Film School to learn makeup for Film. She worked on getting her headshots ready for her portfolio, and worked for almost free on any small film that came to her city. She did all the hard work and it took almost six years before she was ready to make the move to LA. 
     
    Listen to Jerilynn describe how her team works on over a hundred contestants in The Voice in only four days. 
     
    Jerilynn shares how during her cancer treatment, she still worked on The Voice and how her team supported her during and had her back when she needed to take time for treatments. 
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Stephen Moody

    Stephen Moody

    This week’s guest is a NAHA Haircutter of the Year winner, spent 31 years with the Sassoon organization, and is currently John Paul Mitchell’s artistic director: Stephen Moody.
    Join me as Stephen shares his hairdressing journey from a small English town to Intercoiffure Hair Cutting Icon and NAHA winner.
    Stephen shares his time at Sassoon’s in LondonOne of the many nuggets of wisdom that Stephen talks about is “Don’t listen with your mouth, or your eyes. Really listen with your ears.”Stephens entered NAHA for the first time as Educator of the Year (finalist) and Hair Cutter of the Year (Winner). He outlines his process for that entry, and everything he did to prepare.Chris and Stephen discuss his most memorable hair show stories. Stephen shares his hilarious experience at an Italian Hair show.“Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo”Everything comes back to dynamic consultations. This is Stephen’s outlook on Step One of success.Words of wisdom: Invest in yourself. Invest in continuing education. It will raise your game creatively and financially.

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Anna Pacitto

    Anna Pacitto

     Even if literally dragged into her career by her father, barber and businessman himself, Anna has soared to the highest levels of international recognition in our industry.

    Today’s hair hero is Anna Pacitto. Her brain for business and artistic eye combine to create a multi award winning master stylist. Join Chris and Anna as they discuss her start in the industry, imposter syndrome, winning NAHA and so much more!    
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Gordon Miller (repost)

    Gordon Miller (repost)

    This week’s Headcases guest has over 32 years experience in the professional beauty industry, starting as an administrator at a beauty school and moving on to Pivot Point International, CEO of Milady Publishing, and Executive Director at the National Cosmetology Association. Meet my new best friend Gordon Miller!

    • Gordon shares how he was a young closeted gay guy in the 70s and found acceptance in the beauty industry

    • The significance of events in the beauty industry and Gordon’s passion in bringing people together

    • Gordon shares what he thinks of the game changing shifts in the salon industry

    • Listen to what Gordon says is missing in the beauty industry

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Patrick Butler

    Patrick Butler

    My guest this week was only a student when he became a NAHA finalist. He spent 10 years as an educator internationally and established technical academies across the globe. Today, he oversees the education team at Floyd's 99 Barbershops and this year he publishes his first book in collaboration with his sister Melissa. I've known him for years and I am so excited to share him with you on Headcases. Here is Patrick Butler.


    • While at NAHA, he introduced himself to Irvine Rusk and, as a student, asked for career advice. Irvine told him to do good work over and over again until you master it. Fail, start over, and keep doing it.
    • While with American Crew, Patrick worked on stage around the world and taught at several AC academies. The experienced built his confidence and developed his skill set beyond his expectations.
    • If you can master the cause and effect - the why - in the foundational skills - you will be able to adapt to any challenge or trend that comes your way.
    • What does Patrick mean when he says "100% is easy, 90% is hard"?
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    Check out more episodes and the videos at https://chrisbaran.com/podcast
    ⭐️ Join our FREE Facebook community for Salon Team Trainers today. https://facebook.com/groups/salonteamtraining


    ✅ Exclusive content on how to implement and scale your salon training the easy way
    ✅ Save time and learn what works from people just like you
    ✅ Get back to your mission of building the salon business and creating more jobs


    Learn more here - https://bit.ly/trainersplaybook
    Join our FB group - https://facebook.com/groups/salonteamtraining
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    • 1 hr 9 min

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