ep70 – Giovanni Giuntoli

He is a top editorial stylist frequently to be found on set, styling for top magazines like Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Lucky, and Oprah Magazine. He’s a go-to artist at New York Fashion Week and a lead stylist in the bridal business. He’s a Redken International Artist, an entrepreneur, and the creator of Tear Sheets. He’s also a […]

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ep10 – Candy Shaw

Candy Shaw literally grew up in the beauty business as the daughter of former world-champion competition hairdresser Jamison Shaw. Trained in Paris, Candy’s been a French Cutter and Balayage Highlighter her entire life.  An icon that wins over the hearts and minds of everyone she meets, I wanted to sit down with Candy and talk

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ep08 – Michael Cole

This week’s Headcase has accumulated over 40 years of experience as a stylist, manager, executive chain director, and multiple salon owner. The key to Michael Cole’s success is his unique ability to observe and predict trends in digital marketing and management, and translate them into systems for salons to achieve dramatic growth. In this episode

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ep07 – Nick Stenson

As a leading beauty innovator for more than 20 years, Nick Stenson has dedicated his career to creating and advocating for exceptional, inclusive beauty experiences, services and products. With multiple nominations and wins in the prestigious North American Hairstyling Awards and a beauty brand of their own, this week’s Headcases is a true hair hero!

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The Hiring Process

During the hiring process, it can be difficult to determine the best candidate for your salon. You wonder what steps should be taken to ensure a successful hire. As the leader of a salon team, it is important to approach hiring with a strategic mindset, much like a coach selecting players for a sports team.

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ep06 – Sam Villa

Whether teaching face-to-face in hands-on classes, on the main stage, or reaching his millions of social media followers, Sam Villa changes people. He won the 2020 International Hair Influencer of the Year and was recognized with the NAHA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017. He is known for doing things differently to challenge, inspire, and motivate change.

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Learning Continuum

During a recent discussion on our Salon Team Training Facebook group, we considered the issue of stylists getting stuck in the training process. It’s common for stylists to become fearful or bored and halt their progress, particularly when trying to learn a new and challenging skill. To illustrate the learning journey and how to reach

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ep05 – Michael Polsinelli

Michael Polsinelli is the top artist for Davines, producing nearly 100 cutting and creative collections globally. He has been pushing the creative boundaries in our industry for over 20 years. His creative designs have influenced hairdressers all over the world and has set trends followed by hairdressers today. This week’s Headcase is one of the

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ep04 – Cole Thompson

This week’s Headcase is one of Vidal Sassoon’s youngest creative directors, and founder of Elevation H. Cole Thompson’s passion for educating is evident in his work. He has travelled the world to educate professionals at all levels on hair cutting technique. Join Chris and Cole as they discuss how he ‘fell into’ the hair industry,

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