Chris Baran’s Headcases

Our hair heroes seem so successful, so famous, so much larger than life — so far from theirearliest days as a cosmetology school graduate. Imagine you could sit down with yourheroes and ask them “How’d you learn that?” Chris Baran asks his legendary guests howthey got started, who were their mentors, what were the big […]

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ep03 – Ammon Carver

From horse training to hair styling, Ammon Carver joins us to talk about learning to love yourself and your craft, plus his transition from teaching behind the chair, to mentoring on stage, to becoming a father. Ammon Carver has gained recognition in the hair and beauty industry for his refined aesthetic, his continued passion, and

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ep02 – Anna Pacitto

Even if she had to be dragged into her career by her father, a 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 Chris

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ep01 – Eric Fisher

Over the last 30 years, Eric Fisher has opened four salons that are repeatedly voted Best Hair Salon in Wichita and named among the Top 200 Salons in America. “Do you want to be good at what you do? Do you want to be great? Or do you want to be one of the best?”

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Salon Culture

I recently ran a poll on my Facebook Group, Salon Team Training, asking ‘what is the number one thing that helps to retain staff’ and the number one answer was Culture. As a business owner, you can probably think of many reasons why culture is so important and I’m going to share with you the

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Thank you to my amazing Redken team Haircolor: Suzanne Sturm Photography: Babak and Nico Wardrobe/Styling: Pascal et Jeremie Makeup: Marie Laure Support: Lori Zabel ❤️ Read the full article and see the collection at FOCUS on HAIR

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Coaching vs Critiquing

Something that came up recently on my Salon Team Training Facebook Group was coaching vs critiquing and the concern around hurting someone’s feelings. I think we’ve all been there: you’re trying to help someone, and they get defensive or and can’t take the criticism. It’s tough, but it doesn’t have to be! Coaching First of

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