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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

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 549 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.

    From High School Dropout to Successful Entrepreneur w/ Kathy Nunez

    From High School Dropout to Successful Entrepreneur w/ Kathy Nunez

    @kathynunezhair struggled in high school, but found her true talent in hair and never looked back. She shares her experiences that led her here, including her first job as an 18 year old doing hair at JC Penny. 
    This Week's Topics:
    • Finding a beauty school program in high school 

    • First salon job at 18 yrs old at JC Penny Salon – afraid of coloring  

    • Her first experience in booth rental – learning to color hair  

    Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? December's Pod Loot winner is going to win a 6-month membership to @studioonesalon - a private education platform by Kathy Nunez!
    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!⁠
    FOLLOW US
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    • 38 min
    HIGHLIGHTS • From High School Dropout to Successful Entrepreneur w/ Kathy Nunez

    HIGHLIGHTS • From High School Dropout to Successful Entrepreneur w/ Kathy Nunez

    We've taken clips highlighting some of the topics discussed in the full episode and put them together here! Check it out if you want a bite-sized version of the full episode.
    @kathynunezhair struggled in high school, but found her true talent in hair and never looked back. She shares her experiences that led her here, including her first job as an 18 year old doing hair at JC Penny. 
    This Week's Topics:
    • Finding a beauty school program in high school 

    • First salon job at 18 yrs old at JC Penny Salon – afraid of coloring  

    • Her first experience in booth rental – learning to color hair  

    Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? December's Pod Loot winner is going to win a 6-month membership to @studioonesalon - a private education platform by Kathy Nunez!
    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!⁠
    FOLLOW US
    http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast
    http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic
    http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor
    http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

    • 9 min
    Building a Hairdresser Social Network w/ Gerard Scarpaci, Co-Founder of Hairbrained

    Building a Hairdresser Social Network w/ Gerard Scarpaci, Co-Founder of Hairbrained

    Co-Founder of @hairbrained_official Gerard Scarpaci shares his story of leaving behind his salon and educating to build Hairbrained online. We also discuss the rise of digital education, common mistakes in haircutting, and industry changes he has seen post-covid.
    This Week's Topics:
    • Dropping out of beauty school and turning to apprenticeship
    • Moving from behind the chair to full-time educator
    • Opening a salon in NY
    • Building Hairbrained in 2006
    • The rise of digital education; most important aspects
    • Common mistakes in haircutting
    • Industry changes post-covid
    • Most difficult convo with a client 
    Everyone is a Pod Loot Winner this month! Get 50% off your first two months of GlossGenius by using promo code ‘HAIRGAME22’
    * Promo code valid until Jan. 6th *  
    FOLLOW US
    http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast
    http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic
    http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor
    http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

    • 1 hr 13 min
    HIGHLIGHTS • Building a Hairdresser Social Network w/ Gerard Scarpaci, Co-Founder of Hairbrained

    HIGHLIGHTS • Building a Hairdresser Social Network w/ Gerard Scarpaci, Co-Founder of Hairbrained

    We've taken clips highlighting some of the topics discussed in the full episode and put them together here! Check it out if you want a bite-sized version of the full episode.
    Co-Founder of @hairbrained_official Gerard Scarpaci shares his story of leaving behind his salon and educating to build Hairbrained online. We also discuss the rise of digital education, common mistakes in haircutting, and industry changes he has seen post-covid.
    This Week's Topics:
    • Dropping out of beauty school and turning to apprenticeship
    • Moving from behind the chair to full-time educator
    • Opening a salon in NY
    • Building Hairbrained in 2006
    • The rise of digital education; most important aspects
    • Common mistakes in haircutting
    • Industry changes post-covid
    • Most difficult convo with a client 
    Everyone is a Pod Loot Winner this month! Get 50% off your first two months of GlossGenius by using promo code ‘HAIRGAME22’
    * Promo code valid until Jan. 6th *  
    FOLLOW US
    http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast
    http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic
    http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor
    http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

    • 12 min
    Is It Possible to Run a Salon With Your Other Half? w/ Presley Poe

    Is It Possible to Run a Salon With Your Other Half? w/ Presley Poe

    We caught up with @presleypoe again to finish our conversation about the realities of running your own traditional salon. We also get into the value of in-person education and her daily mantras for staying focused and successful.
    This Week's Topics:
    • Lessons learned operating her own salon
    • Hiring her partner to manage her salon

    • The experience of being an independent educator

    • The value of virtual vs in-person edu
    • Being methodical and intentional in everything

    • Developing boundaries with clients

    Everyone is a Pod Loot Winner this month! Get 50% off your first two months of GlossGenius by using promo code ‘HAIRGAME22’
    * Promo code valid until Jan. 6th *  
    FOLLOW US
    http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast
    http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic
    http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor
    http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

    • 1 hr 2 min
    HIGHLIGHTS • Is It Possible to Run a Salon With Your Other Half? w/ Presley Poe

    HIGHLIGHTS • Is It Possible to Run a Salon With Your Other Half? w/ Presley Poe

    We've taken clips highlighting some of the topics discussed in the full episode and put them together here! Check it out if you want a bite-sized version of the full episode.
    We caught up with @presleypoe again to finish our conversation about the realities of running your own traditional salon. We also get into the value of in-person education and her daily mantras for staying focused and successful.
    This Week's Topics:
    • Lessons learned operating her own salon
    • Hiring her partner to manage her salon

    • The experience of being an independent educator

    • The value of virtual vs in-person edu
    • Being methodical and intentional in everything

    • Developing boundaries with clients

    Everyone is a Pod Loot Winner this month! Get 50% off your first two months of GlossGenius by using promo code ‘HAIRGAME22’
    * Promo code valid until Jan. 6th *  
    FOLLOW US
    http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast
    http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic
    http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor
    http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
549 Ratings

549 Ratings

kristen roumanis ,

best hair podcast

One of my favorite hair podcasts to hear from some of the greatest in the industry that offer inspiring, motivational, relatable and sometimes funny conversation. I always take away something new from each episode. | IG: @kristen.roumanis

Db hater ,

Education! Education!

I would love to say Thank you Donavon and Eric!! So informative and I love all your guests!!! P.S…I finally figured out how to give u 5 Stars!!!
-Tracy Watson -Hair Astaire
@Hair_Astaire

Hairbynaomi ,

Best Hairstyling Podcast!

I recommend this podcast to all stylists looking to stay relevant and improve in their business. I love the variety of stylists interviewed. It’s always so informative I feel like it’s been the best free education you can absorb just driving to and from work. It’s always entertaining hearing from such diverse interviews! Thank you Eric for all the effort you put into this podcast!
XO- Naomi Lowther @hairartbynaomi

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