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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 • 473 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.

    Ep. 191 • Our Industry’s Wake Up Call w/ @itsmrjladner

    Ep. 191 • Our Industry’s Wake Up Call w/ @itsmrjladner

    Part 2 with Digital Creative Director for @oligopro and Educator J Ladner starts off with a discussion on what COVID has done to actually strengthen our industry. We also discuss his approach to educating tomorrow's industry leaders and how asking for help can give you the boost you need. 
    This Week's Topics:
    • Moving to LA to reach his next level
    • COVID waking up & strengthening the industry
    • Building his online education format and his choices
    • Teaching the future industry leaders 
    • Putting your ego away to learn & grow
    • Mistakes struggling stylists are making
    • What he would change about the industry
    • His Hair Horror Story
    Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting Samsung Galaxy Earbuds! 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 14 min
    Why 'Embracing Broke' Can Lead to Success w/ @itsmrjladner

    Why 'Embracing Broke' Can Lead to Success w/ @itsmrjladner

    Digital Creative Director for @oligopro and Educator J Ladner shares his personal journey of growing up in a family without acceptance, but making the choice to always choose light. We also discuss how embracing risk and being fearless can help you achieve more than you ever thought possible.
    This Week's Topics:
    • Growing up in an abusive household & being kicked out of home because he was gay
    • Being a salon manager and turning a salon around
    • Embracing risk and being fearless – opening his own salon
    • Committing to creating content on IG to build his brand and use his voice
    Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting an Echo Show 8! 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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    • 55 min
    Stop the Scroll! Staying Productive On Social Platforms w/ @iamginabianca

    Stop the Scroll! Staying Productive On Social Platforms w/ @iamginabianca

    We are with Gina Bianca again this week and continue the discussion on strategies to build your dream clientele. We then discuss her education and coaching, as well as the addictive qualities of social platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok. What are some ways we can make sure we are using our time on these platforms to benefit our business?
    This week's topics:
    • Her Online coaching and education platforms

    • Her podcast and elevating the beauty industry

    • Social Platforms & balancing productivity vs consuming

    • Discussion on the commission salon

    • Hair horror Story! 
    Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting Apple Airpods! 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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    • 46 min
    Rebuilding Your Business Post-Pandemic w/ @iamginabianca

    Rebuilding Your Business Post-Pandemic w/ @iamginabianca

    Salon owner & business educator Gina Bianca battled anxiety and trauma until entering rehab. We talk about her transition back to 'normal' life after rehab, as well as what stylists can do to rebuild their clientele and raise their prices post pandemic.
    This week's topics:
    • Her battle with anxiety & trauma and going into rehab for THC addiction

    • Her transition back to her life after rehab

    • Current Business topics & trends – elevating the industry & empowering the stylist

    • Finding new clients after the pandemic

    • Filling your book and raising your prices

    • Her formula for calculating how much you want to make  

    Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting a Kindle Paperwhite! 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 5 min
    The Best Ways to Fill Your Chair

    The Best Ways to Fill Your Chair

    This episode is all about building your clientele. Not from a simple numbers perspective, however. We want to help you build a clientele that is specific to the services and people you WANT. We put together audio from clients and industry professionals to give you strategies, advice, and techniques to fill your books with the people you WANT. 
    SHOW NOTES:
    Ep. 59  - Street Interviews #3 – How clients find their stylist
    Ep. 45 - Lucas Doney @lucasdoney
    Ep. 160 & 161 - Ryan Weeden @ryan.weeden
    Ep. 157 & 158 - Victor ValVerde @victorval
    Ep. 126 - Amanda Lyberger @thehairygodmotherr
    Ep. 124 - Maximizing Your Success as an Indie Hairdresser w/ @philipwolffhair @nealmhair @dasibstudio & @edithnavarroartist
    Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting an iWatch! 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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    • 49 min
    How to Approach Curly v. Straight Hair Services w/ @leysahairandmakeup

    How to Approach Curly v. Straight Hair Services w/ @leysahairandmakeup

    We continue our conversation with Leysa Carillo and discuss her difficulty retaining clients as she adjusted to life in the USA. Though curly-haired herself, she was not trained and versed in textured hair initially. We also get into the topic of curly vs. straight hair services and what you can do to learn and expand your clientele with textured hair.
    This week's topics:
    • Difficulty in retaining clients due to accent and background 

    • Learning to work on textured hair and expanding her clientele
    • Common mistakes hairdressers make on textured/curly hair 

    • How she approaches a curly service vs straight service 

    • Her approach to pricing 

    • Who inspires her and what she would change about the industry 

    • Hair Horror Story!
    Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting a $150 Apple gift card! To enter, just write 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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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
473 Ratings

473 Ratings

Bbunce ,

A hairstylist must listen! @roxybhair

One of my top hair related podcasts ever! I love all the stories, tips and feeling not alone being obsessed with all things hair. Subscribe so you don’t miss out!

omareskini8 ,

Best hair podcast

It’s an amazing podcast for hairstylist looking for inspiration. It’s my daily morning podcast to listen while a take a run. Keep up the great work! IG: @omareskini8

Nessi A ,

Got the dream box workin!

This podcast is a great listen. Whether I’m commuting to work or going about my day doing chores it’s always getting my head flowing with new ideas and opening my eyes in the hair industry. After 4 years of being licensed, I decided to finally pursue my career and this podcast helps so much. To keep me motivated and make me feel valued as a stylist. Love them and what they do. Keep it up.
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