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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 • 511 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.

    (part 2) The 4 Core Principles That Guide Najah Aziz’s Success

    (part 2) The 4 Core Principles That Guide Najah Aziz’s Success

    We continue with stylist and salon owner Najah Aziz @najahliketheriversalon and discuss the 3rd and 4th core principles of her business. We also get into how she started her salon, the education and mentoring she does, and the story of her original IG account getting hacked!
    This week's topics:
    • The 4 core principles:  

    - No waiting, double-booking policy

    - Building w/ talented, licensed stylists that buy into the values 

    • Starting and marketing her salon 

    • Errors she sees during her education classes 

    • Mentoring 

    • Having her original IG account hacked 

    • What she would change about the industry – more community  

     

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    • 55 min
    The 4 Core Principles That Guide Najah Aziz’s Success

    The 4 Core Principles That Guide Najah Aziz’s Success

    Stylist and salon owner Najah Aziz @najahliketheriversalon spent 16 years in the insurance industry before finding hair. She shares what she learned from corporate life and how she uses it to find success running a salon. 
    This week's topics:
    • Finding her way to hair after working insurance for 16 years
    • The joy of making a living doing hair
    • Gaining knowledge outside the hair industry & being productive

    • The principles Najah follows for success
    Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? We have a monthly drawing to win $500 cash! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or iTunes. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Art of Transforming Your Client w/ Sal Salcedo

    The Art of Transforming Your Client w/ Sal Salcedo

    We continue our discussion with Sal Salcedo @salsalhair. We hear the story of meeting his wife and how raising their son has changed the way he approaches his leadership at the salon and in his education. We also discuss the idea of transformation and why it is an important tenet of Sal's life.
    This Week's Topics:
    • Meeting his wife – one of his clients
    • Decision to become a father
    • How fatherhood has affected his leadership at his salon

    • Transformation: in life and behind the chair
    • How he approaches his education classes 
    Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? We have a monthly drawing to win $500 cash! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or iTunes. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    From Ranch Hand to The Top of The Salon Industry w/ Sal Salcedo

    From Ranch Hand to The Top of The Salon Industry w/ Sal Salcedo

    Cut Artist and salon owner Sal Salcedo @salsalhair grew up as a ranch hand in Mexico. In this first of two episodes, we hear his amazing story about his journey to the U.S., and how he discovered his passion for being behind the chair. 
    This Week's Topics:
    • Finding his way to hair: working on a ranch in Mexico
    • Having an absentee father and how that affects his parenting

    • Moving to US without knowing English; teaching himself how to cut hair and starting to to do it for money

    • Finding fulfillment in cutting hair and going to cosmo school (for real :) )

    • Working with older stylists and learning from them

    • Outgrowing his salons and finding his next steps 
    Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? We have a monthly drawing to win $500 cash! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or iTunes. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Instagram Is Killing Me w/ Heather Chapman

    Instagram Is Killing Me w/ Heather Chapman

    We continue our discussion with @heatherchapmanhair and find out why she has decided to leave Instagram alone and focus on promoting her online education exclusively on.... TikTok? 
    This Week's Topics:
    • why she is quitting IG & moving to TikTok
    • Her online edu: what she offers

    • Dealing with effects from surgery

    • Social media sapping her creativity

    • Wedding Hair Horror stories 
     

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    • 48 min
    Knowing When to Pivot Your Career w/ Heather Chapman

    Knowing When to Pivot Your Career w/ Heather Chapman

    Hair Styling Educator Heather Chapman @heatherchapmanhair was inspired by the success of her stylist was and realized she needed to go back and finish beauty school.
    Through self-teaching, she became a styling expert and realized her future was moving toward educating. We discuss that transition and how she has taken her in-person education online. 
    This Weeks Topics:
    • Her journey to finish hair school
    • Learning skills and refining at home through YouTube and instructional videos

    • Moving to New Mexico and starting on IG

    • Gaining a following and moving to full-time educating

    • Building her online education platform and marketing 

    Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? We have a monthly drawing to win $500 cash! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or iTunes. ⁣⁣Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you!⁠
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
511 Ratings

511 Ratings

@clara.rosales ,

Vital for our industry!

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!
Knowledge is power, I tell all my peers about this podcast. For me, when I listen I feel connected and can confirm, the thoughts and ideas that surface. In particular decisions and ideas to run a successful business, this info helps tremendously to feel empowered to do your business. 🙌🏼
IG: @clara.Rosales

LifeinLosAngeles ,

Inspiring and informative

I love this podcast so much! Eric is such a great host and overall great person, he asks all the right questions and keeps us informed on all aspects of this industry. I am brand new to the industry and listening to this podcast has helped me in many ways 🙌🏼 and staying informed is definitely one of them. Listening to all the great artists that are interviewed and their background inspires me to be the best me every single time. Thank you Eric for keeping us inspired and informed 🙌🏼 @hairinlosangeles

Sjdjsnshsbbs ,

Amazing podcast

I love this podcast so much listen every week. @d.cain21

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