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AND WE'RE BACK!It’s no secret Hairstylists have the best job in the world. The ability to make connections with different people, make people feel beautiful, and transform others lives. But sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves, set aside time to work on our business not just in it, and take a moment to appreciate the amazing industry we get to be apart of every single day. 
My name is Samantha Lacoste and I am a hairstylist, salon owner & educator and I’m so excited that you are here to stay inspired and grow from some amazing people in our industry and I’ll let you in on a secret, you might just find out that you are not alone! We are all all human and have so much more to learn in this thing called life. Welcome to The Secret Life of a Hairstylist.

Secret Life of A Hairstylist Samantha Lacoste

    • Business
    • 4.1 • 10 Ratings

AND WE'RE BACK!It’s no secret Hairstylists have the best job in the world. The ability to make connections with different people, make people feel beautiful, and transform others lives. But sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves, set aside time to work on our business not just in it, and take a moment to appreciate the amazing industry we get to be apart of every single day. 
My name is Samantha Lacoste and I am a hairstylist, salon owner & educator and I’m so excited that you are here to stay inspired and grow from some amazing people in our industry and I’ll let you in on a secret, you might just find out that you are not alone! We are all all human and have so much more to learn in this thing called life. Welcome to The Secret Life of a Hairstylist.

    Secrets to a Successful Salon with Blake Reed Evans

    Secrets to a Successful Salon with Blake Reed Evans

    I'm so excited I finally got Blake Reed Evans on the Podcast to chat about one of my favourite things, Salon Ownership!

    We talk not only about some of the biggest learnings in growing a successful salon, but also keeping the culture in a salon of 5 to a salon of 70, how to hire the right employees AND KEEP THEM, how quickly we can get caught in the comparison trap of social media and even some of the biggest social media strategies he learnt at the Salon Centric Meta event last month.

    Make sure to take a listen to this amazing conversation!

    IG: @blakereedevans 

    • 54 min
    Making Your Dream Goals a Reality in 2024

    Making Your Dream Goals a Reality in 2024

    We are still only in January, and there is so much time to accomplish the things we want to achieve this year. 

    So why not take this month to organize ourselves and set ourselves up for success so all the actions we want to take this year don't get pushed to the side and forgotten about.

    We are capable of doing so many things in this career, but sometimes we just need to lay it all out, have someone (or ourselves) hold us accountable and a plan to keep us going so we can MAKE IT HAPPEN!

    Whether it's going on our dream vacation, putting a down payment on a house, growing our social media or niching down on a service, we can't do it without a why and a how. 

    So take a listen to this weeks episode as I break down all the things we look at in our one on one meetings so we can set up our team for success and make their dreams a reality in 2024!

    • 32 min
    2024 In's & Out's

    2024 In's & Out's

    I'm sharing all the In's & Out's of 2024!

    This is the year we  make things happen and we can only do that if we chuck out the old bad habits and bring in the new amazing ones!

    No matter if you're a salon owner, stylist or solopreneur, these IN's will bring success, wealth and freedom into 2024 with you.

    Take a listen!

    Salon Owner Collective: Virtual Series (First session: "Salon Success Blueprint")
    Tickets available - https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/780914796177?aff=oddtdtcreator

    IG: @hairbysamlacoste

    • 32 min
    Attracting the RIGHT employees

    Attracting the RIGHT employees

    This can be one of the biggest struggles in not only owning your own business , finding stylists who fit well with your salon, your brand, and are there to stay!
    Do they fit in with your values, will they get along with your team, are they invested in your space, not just looking for a job?

    Plus, this episode is great for stylists who are struggling to find the right fit. What are some things you need to look for when looking for the right salon. 

    These are all of the things we're going over in this weeks episode! SO what are you waiting for? Hit play!

    • 30 min
    The Experience Beyond the Chair with Laura Nelson

    The Experience Beyond the Chair with Laura Nelson

    This one is FULL of Golden Nuggets!
    Laura Nelson and I chat about the different ways you can create a memorable salon experience that has nothing to do with what happens in the chair.

    The salon experience is probably the most important part of what keeps your guests coming back to you, so how can you keep yourself fresh in their mind, and make them wanting to come back for more.

    Make sure to hit and play from start to finish, because theres so much we go over!

    Resources:
    Laura's IG: @lauranelson.va
    Stylist Resource

    Secret Life of a Hairstylist IG: @secretlifeofahaistylistpod

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Growing a 6 figure business with Laura Symons

    Growing a 6 figure business with Laura Symons

    What an episode!
    I couldn't stop listening, with the flow of conversation.
    In this episode Laura and I talked about growing a 6 figure business behind the chair, our issues with money mindset, how to raise our prices, what to focus on on social media and so much more!

    Hit play to listen to this episode now!

    @iamlauraelizabeth
    @secretlifeofahairstylistpod

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Samantha Harman ,

so educational!

such a great podcast for hairstylists! i love listening!

susanvdoeshair ,

Must

This is a must for all hairstylists , great concise information.

SuiteOwner ,

So Needed!!

I have needed a podcast like this for a long time. Especially now as a suite owner like so many, it can feel like we are less interactive with fellow stylists. This podcast serves as a morning pep talk for me often... linking me back into the wider community of my industry and I love it!!

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