272 episodes

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.

The Hair Game Salon Republic

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    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings

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.

    Behind the Scenes at the CA State Board of Cosmetology

    Behind the Scenes at the CA State Board of Cosmetology

    Kristy Underwood, Executive Officer of the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology @cabarbercosmo, joins us this week to give a look at how the board operates, their role in licensing and enforcement, and how you can get involved in shaping the rules & regulations of our industry.
    This week's topics:
    • Realizing hairdressers thought state board was their advocate during COVID
    • How the board of cosmo is composed & how it works

    • SB 803 - The elimination of the practical exam and other changes

    • New personal service permits for home visits

    • The challenges of enforcing rules for home visits

    • How to stay involved in the shaping of rules & regulations 
    Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? August's Pod Loot winner just won a Sam Villa Ionic Hair Dryer!
    To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or iTunes. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠
    FOLLOW US
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    • 54 min
    HIGHLIGHTS • Behind the Scenes at the CA State Board of Cosmetology

    HIGHLIGHTS • Behind the Scenes at the CA State Board of Cosmetology

    We've taken clips highlighting some of the topics discussed in the full episode and put them together here! Check it out if you want a bite-sized version of the full episode.
    Kristy Underwood, Executive Officer of the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology @cabarbercosmo, joins us this week to give a look at how the board operates, their role in licensing and enforcement, and how you can get involved in shaping the rules & regulations of our industry.
    This week's topics:
    • Realizing hairdressers thought state board was their advocate during COVID
    • How the board of cosmo is composed & how it works

    • SB 803 - The elimination of the practical exam and other changes

    • New personal service permits for home visits

    • The challenges of enforcing rules for home visits

    • How to stay involved in the shaping of rules & regulations 
    Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? August's Pod Loot winner just won a Sam Villa Ionic Hair Dryer!
    To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or iTunes. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠
    FOLLOW US
    http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast
    http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic
    http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor
    http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

    • 9 min
    Sam Villa!

    Sam Villa!

    Legendary platform artist & educator @samvillahair joined us at ISSE 2022 and shared his journey towards hair. We also discuss how he has kept evolving in the digital age and how teaching continues to drive his passion for the industry.
    This Week's Topics:
    • Creating his education & tools company
    • Growing up in the barbershop with his dad; going to beauty school
    • How he kept evolving in the digital age
    • Upgrading your client’s experience & raising prices
    • The important of embracing change and keeping up with trends
    • Being purposeful in choosing collabs and opportunities
    • His Hair Horror Story 

    Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? August's Pod Loot winner just won a Sam Villa Ionic Hair Dryer!
    To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or iTunes. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠
    FOLLOW US
    http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast
    http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic
    http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor
    http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic
     

    • 46 min
    HIGHLIGHTS • Sam Villa!

    HIGHLIGHTS • Sam Villa!

    We've taken clips highlighting some of the topics discussed in the full episode and put them together here! Check it out if you want a bite-sized version of the full episode.
    Legendary platform artist & educator @samvillahair joined us at ISSE 2022 and shared his journey towards hair. We also discuss how he has kept evolving in the digital age and how teaching continues to drive his passion for the industry.
    This Week's Topics:
    • Creating his education & tools company
    • Growing up in the barbershop with his dad; going to beauty school
    • How he kept evolving in the digital age
    • Upgrading your client’s experience & raising prices
    • The important of embracing change and keeping up with trends
    • Being purposeful in choosing collabs and opportunities
    • His Hair Horror Story 

    Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? August's Pod Loot winner just won a Sam Villa Ionic Hair Dryer!
    To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or iTunes. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠
    FOLLOW US
    http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast
    http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic
    http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor
    http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic
     

    • 9 min
    How ‘Not Fitting in’ Can Lead You to Happiness w/ Presley Poe

    How ‘Not Fitting in’ Can Lead You to Happiness w/ Presley Poe

    Salon owner and educator @presleypoe faced negative attitudes and was suppressed career-wise at her first salons due to looking different. She shares her journey finding her place, as well as learning what it takes to be a good leader.
    This Week's Topics:
    • Balancing work / life
    • Not fitting first salon’s ‘aesthetic’
    • Moving to Portland and finding her place
    • The values of being a good leader 

    Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? August's Pod Loot winner will win a Sam Villa Ionic Hair Dryer!
    To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or iTunes. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠
    FOLLOW US
    http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast
    http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic
    http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor
    http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

    • 54 min
    HIGHLIGHTS • How ‘Not Fitting in’ Can Lead You to Happiness w/ Presley Poe

    HIGHLIGHTS • How ‘Not Fitting in’ Can Lead You to Happiness w/ Presley Poe

    We've taken clips highlighting some of the topics discussed in the full episode and put them together here! Check it out if you want a bite-sized version of the full episode.
    Salon owner and educator @presleypoe faced negative attitudes and was suppressed career-wise at her first salons due to looking different. She shares her journey finding her place, as well as learning what it takes to be a good leader.
    This Week's Topics:
    • Balancing work / life
    • Not fitting first salon’s ‘aesthetic’
    • Moving to Portland and finding her place
    • The values of being a good leader 

    Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? August's Pod Loot winner will win a Sam Villa Ionic Hair Dryer!
    To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or iTunes. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠
    FOLLOW US
    http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast
    http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic
    http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor
    http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

@lazcreates_ ,

👏🏻

Started listening to this podcast 1-2 years ago and absolutely love it. The episodes keep me inspired and the motivation I get from them is unreal!🤩 every single one is so informative and relevant... love this industry, Thanks Eric for the great interviews and keep it up!🤩🙌🏼 @lazcreates_

Hacker421 ,

Loving It

I have been listening since the beginning I must say I have laughed, Feel like I am just listening to friends. I love this industry and The Hair Game has inspired to work hard and get to where I like to go. @secret_salon1

NicolaCole3 ,

So inspirational! 💇🏼‍♀️

Mobile hairdresser from UK and I couldn’t rate this podcast high enough! Every time I listen I’m so inspired and excited to move forward with my own business. Thank you Eric! 💇🏼‍♀️❤️

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