Chris Baran's Headcases

The podcast that asks
the heroes of the hair industry
"How'd you learn to do that?"


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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That's it for now. New episodes weekly!