451 episodes

The Hair Game is a series brought to you by Salon Republic and hosted by founder Eric Taylor, who, after 18 yrs in the hair game, has seen a lot of s#!@ go down. We go deep with the beauty industry's most interesting players, we educate and tell stories about the things you care about, and we get into the business side of the game so you can earn more and keep more. Also check out the video content on salonrepublic.com/thehairgame.

The Hair Game Salon Republic

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    • 4.9 • 561 Ratings

The Hair Game is a series brought to you by Salon Republic and hosted by founder Eric Taylor, who, after 18 yrs in the hair game, has seen a lot of s#!@ go down. We go deep with the beauty industry's most interesting players, we educate and tell stories about the things you care about, and we get into the business side of the game so you can earn more and keep more. Also check out the video content on salonrepublic.com/thehairgame.

    The Power of Unconventional Wisdom w/ Winn Claybaugh

    The Power of Unconventional Wisdom w/ Winn Claybaugh

    Founder and co-owner of Paul Mitchell Advanced Education @winnclaybaugh joins us to share his iconic path from salon owner to curriculum developer, author, and motivational speaker. We chat about the importance of connections and continuous learning in our industry. He also shares valuable knowledge and insight he has gained from interviewing leaders from various industries for the past 30 years.
    This Week's Topics:
     
    Building Relationships and Making Connections 

    The Power of Authenticity and Storytelling 

    Continuous Learning and Hustle in the Salon Industry 

    Giving Back to the Community and Charitable Organizations 
    Takeaways:

     
    • Being a connector and networking with others can open doors and create new opportunities. 

    • The MASTERS Audio Club podcast features interviews with leaders from various industries, exposing hairdressers to unconventional wisdom. 

    • Stories of overcoming challenges and personal growth are a common theme in the podcast. 

    • Continuous learning and hustle are important for success in the salon industry. 

    • Creating a positive culture and valuing employees is crucial for salon owners. 

    • Giving back to the community and supporting charitable organizations is a priority for Claybaugh. 
    Video versions of our episodes are on our YouTube channel for you to watch! Subscribe to our channel The Hair Game on YouTube and check out ‘The Hair Game Podcast’ playlist.


    Android users, you can leave us a rating on Spotify. You can find the rating option underneath the podcast's description. Apple users can leave a rating & review on the Apple podcasts app or iTunes! 
    Each rating & review helps us reach more and more of your fellow hair loves, and our goal is to help as many hairdressers as we can find success. Thanks in advance! 


    FOLLOW US
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    http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor

    • 1 hr
    HIGHLIGHTS • The Power of Unconventional Wisdom w/ Winn Claybaugh

    HIGHLIGHTS • The Power of Unconventional Wisdom w/ Winn Claybaugh

    These are clips highlighting some of the topics discussed in the full episode! Check it out if you want a bite-sized version of the full episode.
    Founder and co-owner of Paul Mitchell Advanced Education @winnclaybaugh joins us to share his iconic path from salon owner to curriculum developer, author, and motivational speaker. We chat about the importance of connections and continuous learning in our industry. He also shares valuable knowledge and insight he has gained from interviewing leaders from various industries for the past 30 years.
    This Week's Topics:
    Building Relationships and Making Connections 

    The Power of Authenticity and Storytelling 

    Continuous Learning and Hustle in the Salon Industry 

    Giving Back to the Community and Charitable Organizations 
    Takeaways:

    • Being a connector and networking with others can open doors and create new opportunities. 

    • The MASTERS Audio Club podcast features interviews with leaders from various industries, exposing hairdressers to unconventional wisdom. 

    • Stories of overcoming challenges and personal growth are a common theme in the podcast. 

    • Continuous learning and hustle are important for success in the salon industry. 

    • Creating a positive culture and valuing employees is crucial for salon owners. 

    • Giving back to the community and supporting charitable organizations is a priority for Claybaugh. 
    Video versions of our episodes are on our YouTube channel for you to watch! Subscribe to our channel The Hair Game on YouTube and check out ‘The Hair Game Podcast’ playlist.


    Android users, you can leave us a rating on Spotify. You can find the rating option underneath the podcast's description. Apple users can leave a rating & review on the Apple podcasts app or iTunes! 
    Each rating & review helps us reach more and more of your fellow hair loves, and our goal is to help as many hairdressers as we can find success. Thanks in advance! 


    FOLLOW US
    http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast
    http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic
    http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor

    • 11 min
    Ep. 347 • Stop Worrying and Go for it! w/ Mirella Manelli

    Ep. 347 • Stop Worrying and Go for it! w/ Mirella Manelli

    We're back with @mirellamanelli to hear her journey to become an educator and salon owner. She recalls her first hair show and the recognition she received for her skills, which led to opportunities to create color campaigns and education curriculum. Mirella also discusses her experience with flight anxiety and how she overcame it.
    This Week's Topics & Takeaways:
    • Becoming an Educator with Kenra
    • Embracing social media and digital platforms
    • Becoming a salon owner
    • Rejection & criticism as opportunities for growth and improvement
    • Showcasing your skills to access new opportunities in the industry
    • Overcoming fears & challenges to fuel personal & professional growth
     
    Video versions of our episodes are on our YouTube channel for you to watch! Subscribe to our channel The Hair Game on YouTube and check out ‘The Hair Game Podcast’ playlist.


    Android users, you can leave us a rating on Spotify. You can find the rating option underneath the podcast's description. Apple users can leave a rating & review on the Apple podcasts app or iTunes! 
    Each rating & review helps us reach more and more of your fellow hair loves, and our goal is to help as many hairdressers as we can find success. Thanks in advance! 


    FOLLOW US
    http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast
    http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic
    http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor

    • 37 min
    HIGHLIGHTS • Stop Worrying and Go for it! w/ Mirella Manelli

    HIGHLIGHTS • Stop Worrying and Go for it! w/ Mirella Manelli

    These are clips highlighting some of the topics discussed in the full episode! Check it out if you want a bite-sized version of the full episode.
    We're back with @mirellamanelli to hear her journey to become an educator and salon owner. She recalls her first hair show and the recognition she received for her skills, which led to opportunities to create color campaigns and education curriculum. Mirella also discusses her experience with flight anxiety and how she overcame it.
    This Week's Topics & Takeaways:
    • Becoming an Educator with Kenra
    • Embracing social media and digital platforms
    • Becoming a salon owner
    • Rejection & criticism as opportunities for growth and improvement
    • Showcasing your skills to access new opportunities in the industry
    • Overcoming fears & challenges to fuel personal & professional growth
     
    Video versions of our episodes are on our YouTube channel for you to watch! Subscribe to our channel The Hair Game on YouTube and check out ‘The Hair Game Podcast’ playlist.


    Android users, you can leave us a rating on Spotify. You can find the rating option underneath the podcast's description. Apple users can leave a rating & review on the Apple podcasts app or iTunes! 
    Each rating & review helps us reach more and more of your fellow hair loves, and our goal is to help as many hairdressers as we can find success. Thanks in advance! 


    FOLLOW US
    http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast
    http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic
    http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor

    • 12 min
    Price Shaming & How to Overcome It w/ Mirella Manelli

    Price Shaming & How to Overcome It w/ Mirella Manelli

    Indie Educator and salon owner @mirellamanelli was in a toxic environment early in her career when she priced her services higher than others around her. She explains how she dealt with it, as well as how she fell in love with education and began a journey of improving herself and applying over and over for a chance to become an educator.
    This Week's Topics:  

    • Mirella's Background and Family Expectations 

    • Struggles with Family Expectations 

    • Insecurity and Drive for Success 

    • Early Career and Pursuit of Education 

    • Transition to Booth Rental and A La Carte Pricing 

    • Working at Hairy Situation Salon 

    • Getting Shamed for Charging More for Services 

    • Salon Walkouts and Making Decisions for Yourself 

    • Getting Married and Moving to Alaska 

    • Managing Salons at Ulta 

    • Applying to Kenra and Overcoming Adversity 
    Video versions of our episodes are on our YouTube channel for you to watch! Subscribe to our channel The Hair Game on YouTube and check out ‘The Hair Game Podcast’ playlist.


    Android users, you can leave us a rating on Spotify. You can find the rating option underneath the podcast's description. Apple users can leave a rating & review on the Apple podcasts app or iTunes! 
    Each rating & review helps us reach more and more of your fellow hair loves, and our goal is to help as many hairdressers as we can find success. Thanks in advance! 


    FOLLOW US
    http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast
    http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic
    http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor

    • 54 min
    HIGHLIGHTS • Price Shaming & How to Overcome It w/ Mirella Manelli

    HIGHLIGHTS • Price Shaming & How to Overcome It w/ Mirella Manelli

    These are clips highlighting some of the topics discussed in the full episode! Check it out if you want a bite-sized version of the full episode.
    Indie Educator and salon owner @mirellamanelli was in a toxic environment early in her career when she priced her services higher than others around her. She explains how she dealt with it, as well as how she fell in love with education and began a journey of improving herself and applying over and over for a chance to become an educator.
    This Week's Topics:  

    • Mirella's Background and Family Expectations 

    • Struggles with Family Expectations 

    • Insecurity and Drive for Success 

    • Early Career and Pursuit of Education 

    • Transition to Booth Rental and A La Carte Pricing 

    • Working at Hairy Situation Salon 

    • Getting Shamed for Charging More for Services 

    • Salon Walkouts and Making Decisions for Yourself 

    • Getting Married and Moving to Alaska 

    • Managing Salons at Ulta 

    • Applying to Kenra and Overcoming Adversity 
    Video versions of our episodes are on our YouTube channel for you to watch! Subscribe to our channel The Hair Game on YouTube and check out ‘The Hair Game Podcast’ playlist.


    Android users, you can leave us a rating on Spotify. You can find the rating option underneath the podcast's description. Apple users can leave a rating & review on the Apple podcasts app or iTunes! 
    Each rating & review helps us reach more and more of your fellow hair loves, and our goal is to help as many hairdressers as we can find success. Thanks in advance! 


    FOLLOW US
    http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast
    http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic
    http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
561 Ratings

561 Ratings

hshsebev ,

Loved Moselys episode.

He always inspires me! So happy you featured him again.
I have to say. I always find that the hair overseas is unimpressive. However. I recently went to Spain and I found that there was a lot of gorgeous styles. Both color and cut. Less balayage. More reds and platinums. Cute bobs and pixies.
Just had to let you know.

Cynthia Yosef ,

So informative and “On Point”

Love listening to this podcast! Can’t wait til Salon Republic comes to Chicago! So informative and on point! I listen every morning before a long day in the salon. Gets me inspired! Cynthia.Yosef.Art

beccathealchemist ,

🫶🏻

Been listening for about 2 years now and I love listening to other artists hearing to their stories and inspiration makes me feel like maybe one day I can make it huge world wide like many on your podcast have. Thank you for what you do Eric sometimes listening to your podcast is the godwink I needed to get me through the day

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