302 episodes

An educational podcast to help salon professionals succeed.
Created by the founders of 124Go.

A learning podcast for hairstylists, salon and spa owners, salon managers, cosmetology students, and spa professionals. In this podcast Co-hosts, Chris Sulimay and John Palmieri of @salon124group and @124.go have conversations with some of the salon industries most prolific educators, salon owners and beauty industry social media influencers.

Shop Talk has one mission, to share information to the ambitious salon professional and cosmetology student that they can use to grow their career!

Shop Talk: A podcast for the beauty industry, hairstylists and hair-salon owners. By 124Go 124Go

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    • 5.0 • 117 Ratings

An educational podcast to help salon professionals succeed.
Created by the founders of 124Go.

A learning podcast for hairstylists, salon and spa owners, salon managers, cosmetology students, and spa professionals. In this podcast Co-hosts, Chris Sulimay and John Palmieri of @salon124group and @124.go have conversations with some of the salon industries most prolific educators, salon owners and beauty industry social media influencers.

Shop Talk has one mission, to share information to the ambitious salon professional and cosmetology student that they can use to grow their career!

    Lindsey Young / From suite renter to salon owner

    Lindsey Young / From suite renter to salon owner

    Is this the Salon Model of the Future - Lindsey Young Talks Quality Over Quantity
    In this conversation Lindsey Young, Owner of Luna Salon and Masters of Balayage Trainer, shares why she is choosing quality over quantity to grow her salon and how it is attracting the perfect stylists for their salon culture.
    She also shares lessons she is learning transitioning from behind the chair to full time owner. 
    Connect with Lindsey - https://www.instagram.com/lunasalontally/
    http://thelunasalon.com
    https://www.mastersofbalayage.com 
    To attend the 4-day virtual salon owner/manager workshop email us! Info@124go.com
    Say hi to John on social: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/124.go/
    https://www.instagram.com/noindoorvoice/
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/124GO/
    If you’re a hairdresser, salon owner, salon/spa manager or beauty professional, please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!!
    Music information: Never Wanna Grow up, by the incredible Katrina Stone. https://artlist.io/song/6748/never-wa…
    Thank you for stopping by! 

    • 52 min
    Jack Martin l A colorful conversaton

    Jack Martin l A colorful conversaton

    If you haven’t seen the work of this incredible, and humble human being than you are in for a treat! In this conversation, John and Chris give Jack the title of Hair Color Transformation King of the World. He is a multiple-time Behind the Chair #OneShot finalist. And WE GOT HIM TO SHARE ALL OF HIS SECRETS!
    Jack began his career, in his home country of Syria and France before coming to the United States where he met his wife (a hairdresser as well). After years of working and refining their craft, Jack saw the opportunity on Social Media… The rest is history and for you to enjoy by listening to this inspiring conversation.
    Follow Jack https://www.instagram.com/jackmartincolorist/
    If you enjoyed this podcast please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!!
    Follow us on the Social Media:
    https://www.instagram.com/124.go/
    https://124go.com/
    Or email us @info@124Go.com
    Music information: Never Wanna Grow up, by the incredible Katrina Stone.  https://artlist.io/song/6748/never-wa...

    • 1 hr
    What’s it like to grow 9 salons? Ask Lorean Cairns owner of Fox and Jane Salons and Skin Habit

    What’s it like to grow 9 salons? Ask Lorean Cairns owner of Fox and Jane Salons and Skin Habit

    What’s it like to grow 9 salons and two skin spas? Just ask Lorean Cairns co-founder of Fox and Jane Salons and Skin Habit. 
    To think her journey as an owner started under 10 years ago is miraculous! In this conversation, Lorean shares her philosophies on leadership, culture, coaching and her plans for the future. This is a conversation for every level of salon professional. 
    Say Hi to Lorean https://loreancairns.com/ @loreancairns 
    Purchase Culture Fox https://www.amazon.com/Culture-Fox-Cultivate-Culture-International/dp/1544502311 
    Check out Fox and Jane salons https://foxandjanesalon.com/bowery/ 
    Say hi to John on social: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/124.go/
    https://www.instagram.com/noindoorvoice/
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/124GO/ 
    If you’re a hairdresser, salon owner, salon manager or hair beauty professional, please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!! 
    If you’re a hairdresser, salon owner, salon manager or hair beauty professional, please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!! 
    Music information: Never Wanna Grow up, by the incredible Katrina Stone. https://artlist.io/song/6748/never-wa… 
    Thank you for stopping by! 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    She Doubled Her Prices / Rachael Ford and Work-Life Balance

    She Doubled Her Prices / Rachael Ford and Work-Life Balance

    She Doubled Her Prices!
    In this very special episode John and Chris interview Rachael Ford, and Rachael represents well, a lot of you - and if you're new to the career - she represents what your future might look like.
    You see Rachael is a hairstylist and the owner of an 8 chair salon. She is also a mother with five ranging from college to toddler, a wife - a homemaker… You get the picture.
    This year Rachael finally had enough, one day - maybe while doing dishes or picking up toys she decided something had to give.. She needed to make some changes if she was going to be happy and sustain..
    After going down a rabbit hole of self discovery - she decided to do something drastic!
    Enroll in Salon Business Blueprint - https://www.124goacademy.com
    4-day intensive of 2023, in Atlanta, GA, May 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th. - Apply go to  https://124go.com or email us @ info@124go.com Trust me, you don’t want to miss this!
    The top strategies that Brian Perdue used to grow from 4 hairstylists to 6 salons and over 140 hairstylists.Get hand fed the systems and processes that salon 124 uses every day to be one of the most successful salon groups in the country.This is a no holds barred event where we share all of the secrets to help you grow your salon - no matter the size. Say hi to John on social:
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/124.go/
    If you’re a hairdresser, salon owner, salon manager or hair beauty professional, please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!!
    Music information: Never Wanna Grow up, by the incredible Katrina Stone.  https://artlist.io/song/6748/never-wa…
    Thank you for stopping by!

    • 47 min
    J Ladner Pt. 2 / How to Feel Like You are Enough / Showing Up, Being open to Education, Mentorship and Experience

    J Ladner Pt. 2 / How to Feel Like You are Enough / Showing Up, Being open to Education, Mentorship and Experience

    J Ladner Pt. 2 - How to Feel Like You are Enough / Showing Up / Being open to Education, Mentorship and Experience
    In this episode J dives deeper into the stylist career journey and why being open to education and mentorship early in your career is so important.
    He also leaves us with some beautiful final words - so be sure to listen until the end!
    If you haven't met J here’s a bit more about him - he is an accomplished hair and makeup artist with experience in film, television, theatre, print and digital media.Recognized as Modern Salon’s 2019 Top 100,American Influencer Awards 2020 Emerging Hairstylist of the Year Nominee, J is also a successful entrepreneur, educator, digital author,Digital Creative Director of Oligo ProfessionnelHosts the No Stylist Left Behind podcast with Nina Tulio.Connect with J -  https://www.jladner.com
    4-Day Intensive of 2023. That happens May 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th, here in sunny Atlanta. To register, go to  https://124go.com or email us at info@124go.com Trust me, you don’t want to miss this!
    The top strategies that the Salon 124 Group used to grow from 4 hairstylists to 6 salons, 140 hairstylists and 10 Million Dollars in Sales.Get hand fed the systems and processes that salon 124 uses every day to be one of the most successful salon groups in the country.This is a no holds barred event where we share all of the secrets to help you grow your salon - no matter the size. Say hi on social:
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/124.go/
    If you’re a hairdresser, salon owner, salon manager or hair beauty professional, please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!!
    Music information: Never Wanna Grow up, by the incredible Katrina Stone.  https://artlist.io/song/6748/never-wa…
    Thank you for stopping by!

    • 23 min
    J Ladner / Adapt and Evolve - Having Grit in the face of Change

    J Ladner / Adapt and Evolve - Having Grit in the face of Change

    Adapt and evolve / Having Grit in the face of Change | @itsmrjladner
    “Be vulnerable with them and the magic will exist”
    Hello everyone it’s John here - welcome back to the Shop Talk Podcast, the educational podcast for salon pros looking to up their game.
    This is part 1 of our conversation with J Ladner and I promise you it’s gonna be wicked good
    J, who is a bundle of energy - - is the digital creative director for Oligo pro and Founder of J Ladner Education. He is also the cohost along with Nina Tulio on the No-Stylist left behind podcast.
    Even for being relatively young in his career J has done quite a LOT – Starting in Tampa Fl – Jay and his husband moved to North Dakota where they opened J Ladner Salon and quickly became the talk of the town. After 7 years of ownership, they sold the salon, and following their dreams, moved to LA where they reside today.
    In this conversation with J discuss:
    · Building credibility and drawing on your experience
    · Asking difficult questions and leaning into your vulnerability
    · Waking up to change
    We loved this conversation and know you will too!
    Connect with J -  https://www.jladner.com
    Enroll in Salon Business Blueprint - https://www.124goacademy.com
    Salon owners and Managers attend the amazing 4-Day Intensive this May. That happens over two weekends May 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th. To register go to  https://124go.com or email us @ info@124go.com Trust me, you don’t want to miss this!
    The top strategies that the Salon 124 Group used to grow from 4 hairstylists to 6 salons, 140 hairstylists and over 10 Million Dollars in sales.Get hand fed the systems and processes that Salon 124 uses every day to be one of the most successful salon groups in the country.This is a no holds barred event where we share all of the secrets to help you grow your salon - no matter the size. .Say hi on social:
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/124.go/
    If you’re a hairdresser, salon owner, salon manager or hair beauty professional, please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!!
    Music information: Never Wanna Grow up, by the incredible Katrina Stone.  https://artlist.io/song/6748/never-wa…
    Thank you for stopping by!

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

Destinole ,

Life line for beauty pros

Delivering content with the very best movers and shakers in the beauty industry. Very grateful for the amazing podcast.

Andi2328 ,

Always great info!

Have been binging! Enjoy the nuggets!

Le@nn3 ,

So many golden nuggets of information!

If you’re looking for real talk on any and all salon topics, this is the podcast for you! Absolutely love the information and insight. So much knowledge. You guys are great!

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