24 episodes

I know that being in business isn’t always easy. Along with the many highs and ‘a ha’ moments it can sometimes be soul destroying, frustrating and a very lonely place to be. Being a business owner is one of life’s greatest educations and it gives you two clear choices, either you continually learn, adapt and grow, or you resist change, stagnate and perish. We live in ever changing and sometimes challenging times, so being informed and constantly inspired is more important than ever.

Join Antony Whitaker talking to thought leaders on the business side of the hairdressing industry discussing insightful, provocative and inspiring ideas that matter. Get ready to learn, get ready to be challenged, get ready to be inspired and most importantly get ready to grow your salon business!

Grow My Salon Business Podcast Antony Whitaker

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I know that being in business isn’t always easy. Along with the many highs and ‘a ha’ moments it can sometimes be soul destroying, frustrating and a very lonely place to be. Being a business owner is one of life’s greatest educations and it gives you two clear choices, either you continually learn, adapt and grow, or you resist change, stagnate and perish. We live in ever changing and sometimes challenging times, so being informed and constantly inspired is more important than ever.

Join Antony Whitaker talking to thought leaders on the business side of the hairdressing industry discussing insightful, provocative and inspiring ideas that matter. Get ready to learn, get ready to be challenged, get ready to be inspired and most importantly get ready to grow your salon business!

    024 Denis McFadden

    024 Denis McFadden

    “Can you imagine expanding your brand beyond your wildest dreams?” If that is something you think about, listen as Antony and his guest, Denis McFadden, founder of the Just Cuts group, chat about how he did just that. Denis shares with us how he went from having only a full-service salon to also opening up four Just Cuts salons in a matter of years, and the growth after that has been astounding.

    • 58 min
    023 Antony Whitaker

    023 Antony Whitaker

    “What is marketing?” If that question makes you stop a second and think you need to listen as Antony discusses all things marketing on this episode of the Grow My Salon Business podcast. There are three significant areas he will focus on with many other ideas surfacing along the way.
     Listen in as we discuss:
    What is marketing meant to do?
    Why it is essential to understand who your target market or client is.
    What is the concept of your salon business?
    Marketing is communication by connecting and

    • 41 min
    022 Sam Villa

    022 Sam Villa

    On today’s episode of the Grow My Salon Business podcast, Antony speaks with Sam Villa. Sam is known in the industry for his passion, authenticity, humility, and for being a great educator because teaching is his passion.
     Listen in as we discuss:
    The changes that are happening in education.
    The role of social media in continuing education.
    The personal skills of success.
    Sam talks about his background, why he never wanted to be a barber, and why he chose to be a stylist. He speaks about b

    • 1 hr 6 min
    021 Martha Lynn Kale

    021 Martha Lynn Kale

    Welcome to the Grow My Salon Business podcast with host Antony Whitaker. In today’s episode, Antony is speaking with Martha Lynn Kale. Martha Lynn is the owner of the award-winning salon Mirror Mirror based in Austin, Texas.
     Listen in as we discuss:
    The importance of finding balance in your life.
    What it takes to succeed as a woman in business today, especially while balancing a young family.
    The importance of blogging and social media.
    What exactly is a safer salon?
    What do the staff want today?

    • 59 min
    020 Eric Taylor

    020 Eric Taylor

    In this episode of Grow My Salon Business with host Antony Whitaker, Antony is talking with Eric Taylor. Eric is the founder of the Salon Republic, salon suite business in California. Salon Republic is booming with 21 locations and a total of over 2000 individual suites. On top of that, Eric is also a fantastic podcaster and has a podcast called The Hair Game.
     Listen in as we discuss:
    Why the salon studio model started.
    Who started it and where. 
    What is driving the growth? 
    Things to consider when

    • 1 hr 4 min
    019 Vivienne Mackinder

    019 Vivienne Mackinder

    Welcome to this episode of Grow My Salon Business with host Antony Whitaker. Antony’s guest today is Vivienne Mackinder, she is a hairdresser, educator, innovator and industry leader. She talks to us about training, leadership, awards, and succeeding as a woman in business.
    Vivienne says she is still a student and still learning after all of these years, and she finds it delicious. Her most prominent teacher right now is her website, HairDesignerTV. It is regularly teaching her something new from things like communication skills, telling stories, and how to be more efficient. 
    Vivienne started the website to share the knowledge of hairdressers from different places. It’s a training platform with over 900 videos on cutting, dressing hair, color, leadership, and motivational videos. She had the vision years before it was technically possible, but that didn’t stop her from planning and waiting for the right time. Vivienne says that timing is everything in business, and if you are too far ahead, it is as dangerous as being too far behind.
    Listen in as Vivienne and Antony discuss salons, the lack of client consultations and the reason they are so important. They talk about the fact that you are a leader when you are behind your chair and the need for your clients to trust that you understand what they want. The confidence to customize a cut to fit your client’s bone structure and angles, the knowledge to get the color just right, and how these are some of the things you can learn from HairDesignTV plus so much more.
    You won’t want to miss this fantastic conversation with a hugely successful businesswoman but more than that, an exceptional person. She gives us insight into her thoughts and shares her knowledge about hair design, running a business, leadership, and life choices. Grab a pen and paper, sit back, put your feet up, and get ready to be schooled on how to be the best at what you do.
     
    In This Episode:
    [01:35] Welcome to the show, Vivienne!
    [02:04] Vivienne talks about where she is in her career today.
    [04:31] Confidence comes from knowledge, so at the beginning and don’t be afraid to be the dumbest one in the room.
    [06:12] When was the inception of hairdesignertv? What was the inspiration to start it?
    [10:17] They speak about the website, what it includes, and how to it.
    [12:50] She tells us a story about going to a high-end salon in London and being surprised that there was no consultation.
    [18:39] Vivienne talks about the course she built around the consultation and how it has increased the stylist business.
    [21:29] To be a person of influence behind your chair means that you are a leader because you are leading someone. Don’t abuse it; listen to your clients.
    [24:10] Do you know how to interpret what a client wants, to make it work for their face and their hair texture?
    [26:13] Vivienne speaks about being confident about customizing hair cuts, knowing angles, and cutting to bone structure.
    [28:30] Doing hair cuts can be a money issue because customizing a cut can take more time than doing a basic generic cut.
    [30:33] Hairdesigntv can be used as a training tool to get stylists up to the level you need them to be for your salon.
    [31:32] Vivienne tells us about what she saw on a YouTube video where someone was cutting a fringe, they used seven techniques, but why?
    [34:57] Are awards as relevant today as they were in the last 30 to 40 years?
    [38:13] She speaks to us about her documentary called ‘Not Just a Hairdresser.’
    [42:31] Have you ever wanted to own a salon? 
    [43:55] Vivienne believes that leadership is the most important thing of all, surrounding yourself with people who are extraordinary and lead by example.
    [49:44] Being from England, how has living in America changed you as a hairdresser and as a businesswoman?
    [51:36] Vivienne’s advice to young women today is, desi

    • 58 min

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