80 episodes

Whether you are a mess literally OR figuratively we are here to help you take imperfect action to find your success as a hairstylist. Each week we deep dive in to tough topics to address the struggles we face in our industry. We push the boundaries, break the stereotypes and go hard against the "norms" that make us feel inferior.

The Messy Hairstylist Kelsey Morris & Abby Warther

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

Whether you are a mess literally OR figuratively we are here to help you take imperfect action to find your success as a hairstylist. Each week we deep dive in to tough topics to address the struggles we face in our industry. We push the boundaries, break the stereotypes and go hard against the "norms" that make us feel inferior.

    Who are you Learning from as a Hair Stylist?

    Who are you Learning from as a Hair Stylist?

    Abby and Kelsey discuss the importance of vetting your mentors in an industry where "experts" and "leaders" abound. Thanks to social media and marketing, it's easy to assume someone's the best educator for you. But are they really? We discuss the backgrounds of different educators, questioning their experience and the success of their students. Learn how to avoid flashy courses that overpromise and underdeliver, and find out why the right guidance is crucial for your career growth.Get $50 off...

    • 22 min
    PTO for Hair Appointments? Abby and Kelsey Weigh In.

    PTO for Hair Appointments? Abby and Kelsey Weigh In.

    In this episode, hosts Abby and Kelsey tackle a heated debate from social media about salon hours and client convenience. The spark? A viral TikTok rant about the lack of hairstylists working nights or weekends, forcing some to take PTO for hair appointments.We dive into the tough balance between meeting client needs and protecting our personal time as stylists. Hear from professionals like us who choose to work evenings and how the industry is shifting towards empowering stylists to manage t...

    • 23 min
    Crafting Stellar Salon Experiences: Kelsey and Abby's VIP Secrets.

    Crafting Stellar Salon Experiences: Kelsey and Abby's VIP Secrets.

    In this episode, hosts Kelsey Morris and Abby Warther dive into the art of creating exclusive VIP experiences in the salon world. They share a treasure trove of strategies to make every client feel like a VIP, from invitation-only services that ooze exclusivity to personalized thank-you notes that acknowledge client loyalty and inspire continued patronage.Kelsey and Abby peel back the curtain on effective VIP lists, early-access booking, and innovative touches like personalized mailers with s...

    • 19 min
    Cutting Through the Myths: Mastering the Art of Salon Success

    Cutting Through the Myths: Mastering the Art of Salon Success

    Join Kelsey Morris and Abby Warther as they debunk myths about what it really takes for hairstylists to be successful. In each episode, they tackle common misconceptions about pricing, client relationships, and the true art of hairstyling. From Abby’s financial revelations to Kelsey’s insights on salon dynamics, they cover essential topics like hiring practices and the balance between hard work and passion for the craft.Get $50 off your Blonde Catalyst Tour ticket! Use this link or the ...

    • 33 min
    Client Shaming in Hairstyling: Are You Guilty?

    Client Shaming in Hairstyling: Are You Guilty?

    Dive into an honest chat with Kelsey Morris and Abby Warther on the subtle art of client conversations. We're tackling the touchy subject of client shaming, exploring the stigmas around box color and DIY hair jobs. This episode cuts through the old-school industry vibes to question if we're educating or just trying to keep clients loyal.We'll break down the real deal between box color and salon services, giving you the lowdown on what's best for hair health, budget, and beauty goals. It's all...

    • 24 min
    Embrace Your Inner CEO: Leadership at Every Level in Salon Business.

    Embrace Your Inner CEO: Leadership at Every Level in Salon Business.

    Embrace Your Inner CEO: Leadership at Every Level in Salon Business. Join Abby Warther and Kelsey Morris, as we dive into why adopting a CEO mindset is key for success, whether you’re a solo act, a commission stylist, or an independent operator. We’ll discuss leading with confidence, setting clear boundaries, and making smart, strategic decisions. This episode is all about transforming your approach, facing challenges head-on, and leveraging practical tools to enhance your salon’s efficiency....

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

gabixryan ,

Love Love Love

I am not a hairstylist, but I find that soooo many of these episodes relate to my job in esthetics as a waxer & PMU artist. Keep it up!l

Ally Otte ,

BEST podcast for hairstylists

I wait *impatiently* every week for the new pod and I listen to the old ones on repeat! Abby and Kelsey are fun and relatable! It’s nice to feel a part of a bigger community and not feel alone in this crazy world of hair! You won’t be disappointed!

mishayla lee ,

5 stars babe

LISTEN! you won’t be disappointed. i leave listening to this podcast feeling very motivated in different ways each episode

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