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Phorest’s in-house podcast production, Phorest FM, celebrates fresh perspectives and ideas on topics such as business management, marketing, retaining and motivating teams and generating new revenue streams. Launched in 2017, today it is hosted by Zoé Bélisle-Springer, Community & Content Manager. Phorest FM episodes air weekly, sharing inspiring stories from the salon floor and amplifying community voices all over the globe.

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Phorest’s in-house podcast production, Phorest FM, celebrates fresh perspectives and ideas on topics such as business management, marketing, retaining and motivating teams and generating new revenue streams. Launched in 2017, today it is hosted by Zoé Bélisle-Springer, Community & Content Manager. Phorest FM episodes air weekly, sharing inspiring stories from the salon floor and amplifying community voices all over the globe.

    Laura Graven & Brady Dahm on Inspired Action, Staying True to a Culture of Inclusivity

    Laura Graven & Brady Dahm on Inspired Action, Staying True to a Culture of Inclusivity

    [247] There is vulnerability in sharing our experiences, strength in owning our identities and power in creating communities and work environments that feel safe.

    In this week's conversation, Laura Graven (salon owner @tailoredsalon, stylist) and Brady Dahm (hair designer, founder of The Trans Experience @bradysbeautyy) talk inspired action, openly recount various stories and memories and allow us a close up look into the Tailored Salon's culture of inclusivity. As you'll hear, it's one thing to claim inclusivity, but a whole other one to walk the talk.

    Links:
    Learn more about Tailored Salon: https://tailoredsalon.com
    Read Salon Today's feature on Tailored Salon: shorturl.at/CJLT2
    Listen to the "Queer Unfiltered" podcast, co-hosted by Brady Dahm & Antonio D'Acquisto: shorturl.at/dhp12
    Find out more about The Dresscode Project: https://www.dresscodeproject.com
    Click here to subscribe to the weekly Phorest FM email newsletter: http://bit.ly/2T2gUj1
    This episode was edited and mixed by Audio Z: Montreal's cutting-edge post-production studio for creative minds looking to have their vision professionally produced and mixed. Great music makes great moments.
    Leave a Rating & Review: http://bit.ly/phorestfm 
    Read the transcript, or click here to learn more about Phorest Salon Software.

    • 44 min
    Amanda Baer on Why Being Intentional With Your Salon’s Interior Design Is Good Business

    Amanda Baer on Why Being Intentional With Your Salon’s Interior Design Is Good Business

    [246] The pandemic may have briefly stalled in-person experiences, but salons are now dialling up the experiential factor, designing ultra-unique spaces to transport guests away from everyday life.

    Designing a functional and attractive salon or spa that represents the brand and vision is one of the most exciting part of opening or growing a business. But for others, the whole experience can be pretty stressful. In this week's conversation, Something You Salon and Spa owner Amanda Baer (@somethingyousalon) shares her salon's increasingly growing pains, the decision-making process behind moving from a 1400 sq. ft location to more than double that, how the salon's culture plays into her interior design, renovation tips and more.

    Links:

    Watch the Something You Salon & Spa virtual tour: https://www.somethingyoubeauty.com

    Read more about the two research pieces mentioned:

    https://www.phorest.com/blog/inflation-the-experience-economy-new-data-insights/

    https://www.phorest.com/blog/set-up-grow-successful-salon/

    Find inspiration with these 17 salons that transformed their space into a unique destination: https://www.phorest.com/blog/17-salons-unique-destination/

    Click here to subscribe to the weekly Phorest FM email newsletter: http://bit.ly/2T2gUj1

    This episode was edited and mixed by Audio Z: Montreal's cutting-edge post-production studio for creative minds looking to have their vision professionally produced and mixed. Great music makes great moments.

    Leave a Rating & Review: http://bit.ly/phorestfm 

    Read the transcript, or click here to learn more about Phorest Salon Software.

    • 34 min
    Sonia Magnier on Making Wellbeing a Priority, a Leader’s Duty of Care

    Sonia Magnier on Making Wellbeing a Priority, a Leader’s Duty of Care

    [245] According to research commissioned by Mind, a mental health charity in the UK, one in three people feel that their work is the most stressful aspect of their life. While it might not feel like it to guests, the salon and spa environment is typically high-energy, bustling behind the scenes. And when you're in a place where you're leading other people, you have a duty of care towards yourself and your team.

    In this week's conversation and ahead of her webinar with Phorest, Life & Business Wellbeing Coach Sonia Magnier (@soulfully_sonia) opens up about her story within the industry, discusses how wellbeing and wellness play into how we show up at work and shares tips for promoting good mental health and wellbeing within the business.

    Links:

    Learn more about Sonia Magnier: soniamagnier-coaching.business.site

    Read the 2022 State of Workforce Mental Health by Lyra Health:

    https://www.corporatewellnessmagazine.com/article/the-2022-state-of-workforce-mental-health#

    Click here to subscribe to the weekly Phorest FM email newsletter: http://bit.ly/2T2gUj1

    This episode was edited and mixed by Audio Z: Montreal's cutting-edge post-production studio for creative minds looking to have their vision professionally produced and mixed. Great music makes great moments.

    Leave a Rating & Review: http://bit.ly/phorestfm 

    Read the transcript, or click here to learn more about Phorest Salon Software.

    • 33 min
    Stefania Rossi on Building a Salon, Team and Reputation to Be Proud Of

    Stefania Rossi on Building a Salon, Team and Reputation to Be Proud Of

    [244] Setting up a salon or spa business can be challenging and costly. On the other hand, buying an existing salon can reduce the setup costs. Still, there are other considerations. You're investing and inheriting equipment, branding, existing relationships, a team and clientele that might not fit your vision for the business' future.

    In this week's conversation — and with much honesty, vulnerability and pride — multi-award-winning salon owner and entrepreneur Stefania Rossi (@stefaniarossirecruitment) reflects on the hardships and success stories that came with buying her London clinic, Utopia Beauty & Advanced Skincare. 

    Links:

    Learn more about Stefania Rossi Recruitment: https://www.stefaniarossi.co.uk

    Learn more about Hidden Talent: https://wearehiddentalent.com

    Click here to subscribe to the weekly Phorest FM email newsletter: http://bit.ly/2T2gUj1

    This episode was edited and mixed by Audio Z: Montreal's cutting-edge post-production studio for creative minds looking to have their vision professionally produced and mixed. Great music makes great moments.

    Leave a Rating & Review: http://bit.ly/phorestfm 

    Read the transcript, or click here to learn more about Phorest Salon Software.

    • 36 min
    Kristin Rankin & Lauren Wilde on Running Gender-Affirming Salon Spaces (Rerun)

    Kristin Rankin & Lauren Wilde on Running Gender-Affirming Salon Spaces (Rerun)

    [243] "It kind of never happens to get to choose how you can look, to that extent."

    At Phorest, passion and ambition connect us with salon owners and staff all over the globe, helping you grow and celebrating every success. We say yes to equality and no to hierarchy, and we show up tirelessly every day.

    Publishing a third rerun so soon after the last two wasn't part of the plan for May, but our host Zoé's vulnerability and willingness to share a bit of their story tied in perfectly with a conversation aired on the podcast last year.

    In this episode from Phorest FM Season 5, we discuss the birth of Kristin Rankin's brainchild — The Dresscode Project — explore the ins and outs of creating safer spaces for all clients and chat with salon owner & educator Lauren Wilde on the importance, meaning and the day-to-day of a salon that's more inclusive of folks across the gender spectrum.

    Links:

    Learn more or become a part of The Dresscode Project Salon Alliance: https://www.dresscodeproject.com

    Reach out to Kristin Rankin (they/them) @kristinrankinhair or on www.foxandjanesalon.com

    Reach out to Lauren Wilde (she/her) @wildehairday, @frizz.and.fantasy or on www.roseandonyx.com

    Click here to subscribe to the weekly Phorest FM email newsletter: http://bit.ly/2T2gUj1

    This episode was edited and mixed by Audio Z: Montreal's cutting-edge post-production studio for creative minds looking to have their vision professionally produced and mixed. Great music makes great moments.

    Leave a Rating & Review: http://bit.ly/phorestfm 

    Read the transcript, or click here to learn more about Phorest Salon Software.

    • 42 min
    Paddy Monaghan on The Power of Perspective

    Paddy Monaghan on The Power of Perspective

    [242] Ideas come in all shapes and forms, but often, they originate from dialogues, experiences or observations. To create products or services that serve others — and more than that, make a difference in their lives — we must welcome new perspectives. Allowing our hunches to connect with other people's hunches typically leads to better results.

    Featuring Phorest's Chief Product Officer Patrick "Paddy" Monaghan, this episode explores the concepts of product mindset, perspective, tunnel vision and stickiness whilst diving into Paddy's experience developing products and features within the hair and beauty industry.

    Links:

    Apply for the Phorest Growth Fund (Applications for 2022 close on May 1st): https://www.phorest.com/resources/the-phorest-growth-fund/

    Learn more about The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell: shorturl.at/aenvE

    Learn more about Made To Stick by Chip & Dan Heath: shorturl.at/aAFT4

    Click here to subscribe to the weekly Phorest FM email newsletter: http://bit.ly/2T2gUj1

    This episode was edited and mixed by Audio Z: Montreal's cutting-edge post-production studio for creative minds looking to have their vision professionally produced and mixed. Great music makes great moments.

    Leave a Rating & Review: http://bit.ly/phorestfm 

    Read the transcript, or click here to learn more about Phorest Salon Software.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

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Phorest fm

Brilliant. To the point. Great ideas and fundamentals for the serious salon.

B3airs ,

Outstanding Podcast

What a great podcast! It is a very informative podcast station that hits on relative subjects for our industry. It’s a podcast that is up to date, hip and informative. It’s motivating and inspirational. It hits on things that will help you, your salon and staff grow. I have enjoyed the speakers they have on here as well as the subjects they choose to speak about. There are lots of different topics to be able to reach you where you are. Do yourself a favor and listen to it!

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PhorestFM for the quick win!

I love Zoë’s tips and fantastic interviews, this podcast is on my must listen list every Monday morning. There’s always something new to find out about the Phorest software system and new ideas to implement in the future. Thank you Phorest!!💜

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