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A weekly podcast that takes a deep dive into the minds of some of the most talented artists, educators, influencers, and leaders in the professional salon industry. Hosted by Gerard Scarpaci, Crafthairdresser and Co founder of Hairbrained

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    • 4.9 • 174 Ratings

A weekly podcast that takes a deep dive into the minds of some of the most talented artists, educators, influencers, and leaders in the professional salon industry. Hosted by Gerard Scarpaci, Crafthairdresser and Co founder of Hairbrained

    Episode #322: Ashlee Norman, @schwarzkopfusa Artistic Team Member and @k18hair Ambassador

    Episode #322: Ashlee Norman, @schwarzkopfusa Artistic Team Member and @k18hair Ambassador

    This Mother's Day, we're giving it up to @ashleenormanhair, who juggles motherhood along with her roles at Schwarzkopf and K18. Of course Ashlee's family (her husband in particular) is central to her success, but she also attributes the diversity of her background as a key factor. She shares how obtaining a degree, interning at a fashion magazine and pursuing advanced education, including at Vidal Sassoon and Bumble and bumble, helped shape her unique approach to hairdressing, education and presenting—not to mention her high standards. We talk about how Ashlee is paying these lessons forward, not only to hairdressers through her leadership and education, but also to her three children by showing that, with the right support, education and determination, women (and mothers) can have it all. 

    • 51 min
    Episode #321: Christine Hall, @aveda Vice President, Research & Development, and Renée Gadar, Global Artistic Director, Texture

    Episode #321: Christine Hall, @aveda Vice President, Research & Development, and Renée Gadar, Global Artistic Director, Texture

    In this episode, we celebrate Aveda’s newest line, Be Curly Advanced. We’re joined by scientist Christine Hall (@christinebhall) and textured hair expert Renée Gadar (@reneesrh), who, along with their teams, co-created the groundbreaking line to meet the needs of curly and coily hair types. We discuss the new range's technology and ingredients as well as how Aveda is supporting hair pros through education and training so they can excel with services for curly and coily hair.
     

    • 49 min
    Episode #320: Ray Civello, Salon Owner and Back of Bottle Founder

    Episode #320: Ray Civello, Salon Owner and Back of Bottle Founder

    In this episode, Gerard Scarpaci chats with Ray Civello (@raycivello), renowned salon owner and founder of the environmentally friendly brand, Back of Bottle (@backofbottle). Ray talks about his background, what led him to product manufacturing and what sets BOB apart. From sustainability to products, they talk about the impact that product choice has not only on the client, but also the stylist, the environment and the health of the future. 

    • 48 min
    Episode 319: Allison Daza, Owner of Hanging Garden Studio and Host of “Stories From The Field” from Davines

    Episode 319: Allison Daza, Owner of Hanging Garden Studio and Host of “Stories From The Field” from Davines

     
     
    Meet Allison Daza (@allisondazahair), a salon owner and @davinesnorthamerica educator who is committed to sustainable beauty and regenerative agriculture. Allison shares how she puts her beliefs into practice at her studio and how she embarked on a journey of documenting sustainable beauty in partnership with Davines in a short-film series called “Stories From the Field.”
     

    • 41 min
    Episode #318 Gordon Nelson, VP Brand Partnerships, Hairbrained

    Episode #318 Gordon Nelson, VP Brand Partnerships, Hairbrained

    Hairbrained is thrilled to welcome beauty industry veteran Gordon Nelson (@gordonwnelson) to the team as our new VP of Brand Partnerships. In this episode, we introduce Gordon to the Hb community by talking about his long history with the industry, which began with his father, who himself was a very well-known hairdresser. Gordon shares his personal history in the beauty world, which includes helping brands like Arrojo and Intelligent Nutrients grow and thrive. And he shares how excited he is to be working with Hb's brand partners to help them continue to flourish within the Hb community. 

    • 40 min
    Episode #317: Evan Joseph, Salon Owner and Independent Curl Educator

    Episode #317: Evan Joseph, Salon Owner and Independent Curl Educator

     Evan Joseph (@evanjosephcurls) relishes being an independent educator. But it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, considering he has been fiercely independent his whole life. In this episode, he explains how growing up gay in a small Midwestern town influenced him and his desire to help people whom mainstream hairdressing had tended to overlook: those who wanted to embrace their naturally curly hair. He reflects on how the industry has evolved, how his education is different, and what he has in store for the future. 

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
174 Ratings

174 Ratings

Dayz_M ,

Where’s Gordon Miller?!

Great podcast! Why hasn’t Gordon Miller been hosting the podcast?

katari69 ,

Gordon Miller is a Hair Podcast God

By far my favorite hair podcast. Gordon Miller not only hosts the best in the industry, but his kindness, empathy, compassion, knowledge, and wisdom make him the most enjoyable person to listen to. Nothing gets me ready for work more than listening to an episode on the way to the salon. His conversations give you comfort that you're not alone and the insiration to strive for your maximum potential. The 2 series with Garren and Daniel Mason-Jones derserve an award. They're THAT GOOD! Jay IG: @_katari_

Mike.KARG. ,

Good stuff

I listen to various PC when TrailRunning. HB Podcasts have a great variety of guests. I personally love all the insides u get from each and everyone. Keep up the conversations GM. Best Mike KARG

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