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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 Gordon Miller, Hairbrained.me ceo and self-proclaimed social media evangelist.

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    • 4.9, 149 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 Gordon Miller, Hairbrained.me ceo and self-proclaimed social media evangelist.

    #148 Van Council, @VanMichaelSalon on Covid-19

    #148 Van Council, @VanMichaelSalon on Covid-19

    Owner of one of the leading @Aveda concept salons in the world, @VanCouncil joins Gordon to talk about pandemic related lessons learned from the re-opening of his renowned Van Michael Salons in Atlanta, Georgia.  Among the 1st salons to reopen in the USA following the widespread Covid-19 related shutdowns, Van talks about the practical aspects of his reopening strategy and related experience plus his take on the coming 'new normal' - including changes to salon environments, the evolving expectations of gue

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #147. Salon Recovery Series, Part 5: Tabatha Coffey Talks Money (Post Covid-19)

    #147. Salon Recovery Series, Part 5: Tabatha Coffey Talks Money (Post Covid-19)

    @TabathaCoffey joins Gordon to talk MONEY(yours!) and offer her thoughts on why it's more important than ever to have a personal plan to make the most of yours. Whether planning proactively for unexpected emergencies, buying your first house (or salon) or retirement, how we think about money matters -  and Tabatha gives us lots to think about in this episode.

    Tremendous thanks to @SalonCentric for supporting this series; and to @Matrix Global Business Ambassador Tabatha Coffey for joining our important conversations related to salons re-opening successfully in the face of coronavirus. #ItTakesAPro

    • 1 hr
    #146 On Salons Reopening: Lorean Cairns, @foxandjane Salons

    #146 On Salons Reopening: Lorean Cairns, @foxandjane Salons

    NYC based salon owner, consultant, and educator @LoreanCairns shares her thoughts and experiences around her reopening salons across multiple states in the face of a global pandemic. The author of Culture Fox: How to Cultivate a Lasting Culture walks us through key strategies and tactics in facing the near term of reopening - as well as thoughts on the longer term, quickly approaching 'new normal'.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #145 Frédéric Fekkai, Salon Owner & Founder, FEKKAI brands

    #145 Frédéric Fekkai, Salon Owner & Founder, FEKKAI brands

    Owner of the iconic Manhattan-based salon group, a longtime L'Oreal Professionnel Color salon, Frédéric Fekkai joins Gordon to discuss salons adjusting to the coming 'new normal' (given Covid-19), the power of great branding, becoming a salon owner, finding the right partnerships and more. One of the most recognized Celebrity Stylists of all time, @fekkai also gives his take on the changing social and digital media world - and its impacts on salons and professionals.

    • 57 min
    #144 Salon Recovery Series, Part 4: Sam Villa, #ItTakesAPro

    #144 Salon Recovery Series, Part 4: Sam Villa, #ItTakesAPro

    Sam Villa on the evolving salon experience and how professionals can proactively adapt to our fast-changing world. Thanks to SalonCentric for bringing the co-founder of SamVilla.com, @Redken Global Artistic Ambassador, and @SalonCentric to our ongoing, important conversation related to salons re-opening in the face of coronavirus.

    • 57 min
    #143 Beau Bollinger, Owner, Hairstory Dallas Studio

    #143 Beau Bollinger, Owner, Hairstory Dallas Studio

    Salon owner, #crafthairdresser, and educator @BeauBollinger joins us for a conversation sharing the story behind his successful career, his outspoken and proactive attitudes towards the coronavirus' impact on the salon industry -as well as sharing thoughts on how to create a great career in the salon.

    • 1 hr 9 min

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4.9 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

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I didn't think it was possible to admire her anymore than I did but I do, especially after this podcast. She is so real and I'm totally guilty of misjudging her as the "hard ass with nose up in the air." I saw her in Orlando a few years back and I kept going back and forth whether to go up and actually meet her. After walking towards her 5x, I chickened out, way too intimidated and I'm the biggest introvert BTC. She's just what you guys said- A LEGEND, especially in this industry. From instagram to hairbangers- the amount of knowledge she shares is unbelievable and the fact that she does it so often and selflessly. I can relate to her on so many levels and I'm so ecstatic that y'all got her on here to share her story! Thank you!!!! ❤️ #LEGENDARYLISAWALKER

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Las Vegas hair show years ago I took Gordon Millers Facebook Class. I’ve followed ever since

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A friend and mentor to so many!

Gordon helps to guide so many through our careers in beauty. His guests share their insights into their success so generously. A must listen!

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