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Hello Guest Work™

The Salon Educator's Best Friend

Chris Baran has been training hairstylists and educators for over 40 years. He has helped hundreds of thousands of hairdressers in 26 countries understand the Principles of Design and Finishing. He studies facilitation with the best in the business so that his students can in turn change the lives of their own students.

From the Blog

ep63 – Ivan Zoot

My guest this week is the author of 15 books, he holds multiple Guinness Book of World Records including the most haircuts in 1 hour, the most haircuts in 24 hours and the fastest haircut. He is the CEO of Zootcuts, has a successful YouTube channel, he is a coach,

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ep62 – Jerilynn Stephens

My guest this week is a ten-time Emmy nominated hairstylist, a four-time Guild Award winning hairstylist. She is the key hairstylist and department head hairstylist for shows such as The Voice, Shark Tank, and Legendary. She is a hair thinning and hair loss expert, and author of The 5 F

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ep61- Stephen Moody

This week’s guest is a NAHA Haircutter of the Year winner, spent 31 years with the Sassoon organization, and is currently John Paul Mitchell’s artistic director: Stephen Moody. Join me as Stephen shares his hairdressing journey from a small English town to Intercoiffure Hair Cutting Icon and NAHA winner. Complete

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ep60 – Anna Pacitto

 Even if literally dragged into her career by her father, barber and businessman himself, Anna has soared to the highest levels of international recognition in our industry. Today’s hair hero is Anna Pacitto. Her brain for business and artistic eye combine to create a multi award winning master stylist. Join

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ep59 – Gordon Miller

This week’s Headcases guest has over 32 years experience in the professional beauty industry, starting as an administrator at a beauty school and moving on to Pivot Point International, CEO of Milady Publishing, and Executive Director at the National Cosmetology Association. Meet my new best friend Gordon Miller! Complete Transcript

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ep58 – Patrick Butler

My guest this week was only a student when he became a NAHA finalist. He spent 10 years as an educator internationally and established technical academies across the globe. Today, he oversees the education team at Floyd’s 99 Barbershops and this year he publishes his first book in collaboration with

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That's it for now. New posts every week!
Salon owners should be growing the business, NOT training new associates. Let Chris handle the heavy lifting!

Salon owners should be growing the business, NOT training new associates. Let Chris handle the heavy lifting!

The ultimate salon education resource stacked with teaching tools for mastering your design and finishing education game.

The ultimate salon education resource stacked with teaching tools for mastering your design and finishing education game.

Complete training for stylists. Confidently take your clients from WHAT I HAVE to WHAT I WANT every time.

Complete training for stylists. Confidently take your clients from WHAT I HAVE to WHAT I WANT every time.

Live interactive educator mentorship every week with industry superstars Chris Baran and Chris Moody.

Live interactive mentorship every week with industry superstars Chris Baran and Chris Moody.