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The Hair Game

Salon Republic

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The Hair Game

The Hair Game

Salon Republic

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49
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The Hair Game is a series brought to you by Salon Republic and hosted by founder Eric Taylor, who, after 18 yrs in the hair game, has seen a lot of s#!@ go down. We go deep with the beauty industry's most interesting players, we educate and tell stories about the things you care about, and we get into the business side of the game so you can earn more and keep more. Also check out the video content on salonrepublic.com/thehairgame.

Latest Episodes

@robertcromeans On the Second Shutdown & Advice to Help You Through It

Robert Cromeans is an industry legend and has seen many trends come and go, but nothing like our current situation. He shares his thoughts on the second shutdown in CA & advice to help you through it. We also get into how to raise your prices and improve your client experience. Show Notes: • People in dire straits & working together as an industry • tenant / landlord issues during covid • adjusting your prices in the new normal • adjusting work models to the current situation • Focusing on making your service better • What a hairdresser can do now to promote reopening of CA salons & do during downtime • His London hair show & the BLM movt • His thoughts on the future of hair shows Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting a GHD limited edition flat iron! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you! FOLLOW US http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

71 MIN3 h ago
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@robertcromeans On the Second Shutdown & Advice to Help You Through It

What You Can Do to Help Reopen CA Salons

Fred Jones, Chief Counsel of the Professional Beauty Federation of California, sued Gavin Newsom& the CA state gov't during the first shutdown of California salons - Eric talked with him to find out what YOU can do to help get CA salons reopened again. For more info on the PBFC go to: www.beautyfederation.orgorwww.facebook.com/PBFCalifornia/ @probeautyfederation on Instagram Click here to join the PBFC: www.beautyfederation.org/join To join the PBFC at the discountedrate,select the group rate of $25 and list Salon Republic as yoursalon. Information on the PBFC drive-in event Aug 10th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drive-in-meet-up-tickets-114700068994?fbclid=IwAR1OOsx-iBHygd2PhEUuu6owd1VpC0TAVxmreqB05jz_Ac616opJGqmGO74 Sign our petition to reopen salons indoors: https://www.change.org/p/eric-garcetti-california-salons-are-safe-to-open-inside?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_23684554_en-US%3A4&recruiter=1134714020&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition Share...

79 MIN1 w ago
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What You Can Do to Help Reopen CA Salons

The Principles @philipwolffhair Finds Most Important for Success

Have you raised your prices post-quarantine? @philipwolffhair gives a look back at the past few months and explains why adjusting your workflow (and prices) post-quarantine is incredibly important. He also speaks about the 3 principles that have contributed most to his success throughout his career. Show Notes: • Backbehind the chair after quarantine: adjusting your flow • Raising your prices and helping your clients understand why • Hairdresser Health: Not traveling for months and looking back at his life pre-covid • Timeframe of when shows and gatherings will return • Principles in his career that have paid off • Being both ‘cool’ & responsible; a challenge in our industry • Tik Tok! • His hair horror story Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting 2 Philip Wolff Zukas & $100! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you! FOLLOW US http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

79 MIN2 w ago
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The Principles @philipwolffhair Finds Most Important for Success

My Thoughts on Covid

Eric researched the most current numbers related to Covid in California and presents them to us. He also gives his stance on the new directive for moving salons outdoors and his efforts to get us open again. Links to information referenced: https://public.tableau.com/views/COVID-19CasesDashboard_15931020425010/Cases?:embed=y&:showVizHome=no https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/covid19/report-patient-impact.html https://www.iii.org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-mortality-risk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM4_xJYD1uk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0afdBUzis http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dhs/1070348_DHSCOVID-19Dashboard.pdf https://www.livescience.com/hair-stylists-infected-covid19-face-masks.html https://www.latimes.com/projects/california-coronavirus-cases-tracking-outbreak/los-angeles-county/

35 MIN2 w ago
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My Thoughts on Covid

Can Online Education Compete with In-Person Classes? w/ @paintedhair

Patricia Nikole recently became a Global Ambassador for Wella and has focused the direction of her work behind the chair post-quarantine. We chat about her new work/life balance and how her online education platform strives to be as good as in-person classes. ShowNotes: • How she handled quarantine • A typical day behind the chair post-quarantine • Hernew position with Wella as Global Ambassador • Her online education platform: how she strives to make it the most helpful • Tik Tok: what she does & how to get started • Post-quarantine horror story • Post-quarantine positives Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting an Eye-Vac touchless vacuum! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you! FOLLOW US http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

71 MINJUL 13
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Can Online Education Compete with In-Person Classes? w/ @paintedhair

It's Tax Time! A CPA Talks Us Through it

Michelle Cook, CPA @smallbusinesscpa takes us through the different aspects of your books and how to make sure you get taxes done correctly. We also discuss the benefits of using a CPA or online bookkeeping software... is it right for you? For more info, visit www.cartercookcpas.com SHOW NOTES: • Best options for bookkeeping for an indie hairdresser • Tax prep – what should a typical indie hairdresser use? • Cost of hiring & where to find a CPA • Write-offs: what you can and cannot claim • Tips: 3 ways how claiming them will actually help you Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting a digital photo frame! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you! FOLLOW US http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

73 MINJUL 6
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It's Tax Time! A CPA Talks Us Through it

Finding Your Creativity Through Independence w/ @nealmhair

EHow creative do you get to be at your salon? @nealmhair found that he needed his independence to fully express his creativity behind the chair. We chat with him about the move to indie hairdressing as well as his move to LA and how he built a clientele. SHOW NOTES: • Getting past a troubled youth • His experience in hair school not ever having touched hair before • His struggles in traditional salons restricting his creativity • The move to indie /studio rental: key strategies • Exploring different aspects of the hair industry: what is right for you? • His IG and use of his account • His advice to new cosmo students • The move to LA and starting over with clientele Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting an Apple iWatch! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you! FOLLOW US http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

62 MINJUN 29
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Finding Your Creativity Through Independence w/ @nealmhair

An Expert Nutritionist Tells Us How to Be Healthier Hairdressers

Holistic Nutritionist Derek Johnson @derekjohnsonnutrition breaks down the unhealthy aspects of a hairdresser's food and drink habits. We go through a typical day for a hairdresser and where they can improve their food choices. He offers advice on handling caffeine, alcohol, and sugar cravings. He also explains the most important things to being aware of when researching where your food comes from. For more info, visit www.djn.health SHOW NOTES: • The ‘unhealthy’ lifestyle of the stylist: fundamentals • Coffee: Best way to drink it • Fasting strategies- skipping breakfast • Avoiding sugar & gluten issues • Vegan/vegetarian options • Handling Alcohol • Eating out vs. Making food at home • Quality of food you are buying • Sleep: Advice for schedules • Vitamins & Supplements: Yay or Nay? • Food Portions: How to determine the amount to eat Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting a Babyliss Pro Hair Dryer! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you! FOLLOW US http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

81 MINJUN 22
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An Expert Nutritionist Tells Us How to Be Healthier Hairdressers

What to Expect Being Open Again w/ @jacobhkhan

Salon owner & educator Jacob Khan reopened his salon over a month ago. We discuss the protocols he is following as well as how clients are handling the new requirements. He also shares his thoughts on how the Covid crisis has split the industry and his hopes for a recovery. We discuss • His Fancy online education + scissors • Closing his salon early before mandated & the re-opening process • Effect of the Quarantine on our population • Protective measures in his salon and how clients are adhering to them • The services people are leaning towards – big changes • Retail and keeping things or getting things in stock • The division that has happened between the industry • His Hair Horror Stories! Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting a Kindle Paperwhite! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you! FOLLOW US http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

67 MINJUN 15
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What to Expect Being Open Again w/ @jacobhkhan

Becoming a Successful Session Hairstylist + An Action Plan for Racial Equality w/ @naeemahlafond

Global Artistic Director for @amika Naeemah LaFond explains the most effective tactics for getting into editorial work. We also get into her guide for how brands and industry decision makers can take action to better support black hairstylists. We discuss: • How she found her way to hair • Editorial & Set Work: how to build your portfolio and get into the scene • The experience of editorial work – New York Fashion Week • Her role in education: what do students struggle with? • Her guide on how to be more supportive & inclusive of black stylists Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting a $150 Apple Gift Card! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you! FOLLOW US http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

79 MINJUN 8
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Becoming a Successful Session Hairstylist + An Action Plan for Racial Equality w/ @naeemahlafond

Latest Episodes

@robertcromeans On the Second Shutdown & Advice to Help You Through It

Robert Cromeans is an industry legend and has seen many trends come and go, but nothing like our current situation. He shares his thoughts on the second shutdown in CA & advice to help you through it. We also get into how to raise your prices and improve your client experience. Show Notes: • People in dire straits & working together as an industry • tenant / landlord issues during covid • adjusting your prices in the new normal • adjusting work models to the current situation • Focusing on making your service better • What a hairdresser can do now to promote reopening of CA salons & do during downtime • His London hair show & the BLM movt • His thoughts on the future of hair shows Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting a GHD limited edition flat iron! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you! FOLLOW US http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

71 MIN3 h ago
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@robertcromeans On the Second Shutdown & Advice to Help You Through It

What You Can Do to Help Reopen CA Salons

Fred Jones, Chief Counsel of the Professional Beauty Federation of California, sued Gavin Newsom& the CA state gov't during the first shutdown of California salons - Eric talked with him to find out what YOU can do to help get CA salons reopened again. For more info on the PBFC go to: www.beautyfederation.orgorwww.facebook.com/PBFCalifornia/ @probeautyfederation on Instagram Click here to join the PBFC: www.beautyfederation.org/join To join the PBFC at the discountedrate,select the group rate of $25 and list Salon Republic as yoursalon. Information on the PBFC drive-in event Aug 10th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drive-in-meet-up-tickets-114700068994?fbclid=IwAR1OOsx-iBHygd2PhEUuu6owd1VpC0TAVxmreqB05jz_Ac616opJGqmGO74 Sign our petition to reopen salons indoors: https://www.change.org/p/eric-garcetti-california-salons-are-safe-to-open-inside?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_23684554_en-US%3A4&recruiter=1134714020&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition Share...

79 MIN1 w ago
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What You Can Do to Help Reopen CA Salons

The Principles @philipwolffhair Finds Most Important for Success

Have you raised your prices post-quarantine? @philipwolffhair gives a look back at the past few months and explains why adjusting your workflow (and prices) post-quarantine is incredibly important. He also speaks about the 3 principles that have contributed most to his success throughout his career. Show Notes: • Backbehind the chair after quarantine: adjusting your flow • Raising your prices and helping your clients understand why • Hairdresser Health: Not traveling for months and looking back at his life pre-covid • Timeframe of when shows and gatherings will return • Principles in his career that have paid off • Being both ‘cool’ & responsible; a challenge in our industry • Tik Tok! • His hair horror story Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting 2 Philip Wolff Zukas & $100! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you! FOLLOW US http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

79 MIN2 w ago
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The Principles @philipwolffhair Finds Most Important for Success

My Thoughts on Covid

Eric researched the most current numbers related to Covid in California and presents them to us. He also gives his stance on the new directive for moving salons outdoors and his efforts to get us open again. Links to information referenced: https://public.tableau.com/views/COVID-19CasesDashboard_15931020425010/Cases?:embed=y&:showVizHome=no https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/covid19/report-patient-impact.html https://www.iii.org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-mortality-risk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM4_xJYD1uk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0afdBUzis http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dhs/1070348_DHSCOVID-19Dashboard.pdf https://www.livescience.com/hair-stylists-infected-covid19-face-masks.html https://www.latimes.com/projects/california-coronavirus-cases-tracking-outbreak/los-angeles-county/

35 MIN2 w ago
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My Thoughts on Covid

Can Online Education Compete with In-Person Classes? w/ @paintedhair

Patricia Nikole recently became a Global Ambassador for Wella and has focused the direction of her work behind the chair post-quarantine. We chat about her new work/life balance and how her online education platform strives to be as good as in-person classes. ShowNotes: • How she handled quarantine • A typical day behind the chair post-quarantine • Hernew position with Wella as Global Ambassador • Her online education platform: how she strives to make it the most helpful • Tik Tok: what she does & how to get started • Post-quarantine horror story • Post-quarantine positives Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting an Eye-Vac touchless vacuum! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you! FOLLOW US http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

71 MINJUL 13
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Can Online Education Compete with In-Person Classes? w/ @paintedhair

It's Tax Time! A CPA Talks Us Through it

Michelle Cook, CPA @smallbusinesscpa takes us through the different aspects of your books and how to make sure you get taxes done correctly. We also discuss the benefits of using a CPA or online bookkeeping software... is it right for you? For more info, visit www.cartercookcpas.com SHOW NOTES: • Best options for bookkeeping for an indie hairdresser • Tax prep – what should a typical indie hairdresser use? • Cost of hiring & where to find a CPA • Write-offs: what you can and cannot claim • Tips: 3 ways how claiming them will actually help you Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting a digital photo frame! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you! FOLLOW US http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

73 MINJUL 6
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It's Tax Time! A CPA Talks Us Through it

Finding Your Creativity Through Independence w/ @nealmhair

EHow creative do you get to be at your salon? @nealmhair found that he needed his independence to fully express his creativity behind the chair. We chat with him about the move to indie hairdressing as well as his move to LA and how he built a clientele. SHOW NOTES: • Getting past a troubled youth • His experience in hair school not ever having touched hair before • His struggles in traditional salons restricting his creativity • The move to indie /studio rental: key strategies • Exploring different aspects of the hair industry: what is right for you? • His IG and use of his account • His advice to new cosmo students • The move to LA and starting over with clientele Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting an Apple iWatch! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you! FOLLOW US http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

62 MINJUN 29
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Finding Your Creativity Through Independence w/ @nealmhair

An Expert Nutritionist Tells Us How to Be Healthier Hairdressers

Holistic Nutritionist Derek Johnson @derekjohnsonnutrition breaks down the unhealthy aspects of a hairdresser's food and drink habits. We go through a typical day for a hairdresser and where they can improve their food choices. He offers advice on handling caffeine, alcohol, and sugar cravings. He also explains the most important things to being aware of when researching where your food comes from. For more info, visit www.djn.health SHOW NOTES: • The ‘unhealthy’ lifestyle of the stylist: fundamentals • Coffee: Best way to drink it • Fasting strategies- skipping breakfast • Avoiding sugar & gluten issues • Vegan/vegetarian options • Handling Alcohol • Eating out vs. Making food at home • Quality of food you are buying • Sleep: Advice for schedules • Vitamins & Supplements: Yay or Nay? • Food Portions: How to determine the amount to eat Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting a Babyliss Pro Hair Dryer! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you! FOLLOW US http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

81 MINJUN 22
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An Expert Nutritionist Tells Us How to Be Healthier Hairdressers

What to Expect Being Open Again w/ @jacobhkhan

Salon owner & educator Jacob Khan reopened his salon over a month ago. We discuss the protocols he is following as well as how clients are handling the new requirements. He also shares his thoughts on how the Covid crisis has split the industry and his hopes for a recovery. We discuss • His Fancy online education + scissors • Closing his salon early before mandated & the re-opening process • Effect of the Quarantine on our population • Protective measures in his salon and how clients are adhering to them • The services people are leaning towards – big changes • Retail and keeping things or getting things in stock • The division that has happened between the industry • His Hair Horror Stories! Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting a Kindle Paperwhite! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you! FOLLOW US http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

67 MINJUN 15
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What to Expect Being Open Again w/ @jacobhkhan

Becoming a Successful Session Hairstylist + An Action Plan for Racial Equality w/ @naeemahlafond

Global Artistic Director for @amika Naeemah LaFond explains the most effective tactics for getting into editorial work. We also get into her guide for how brands and industry decision makers can take action to better support black hairstylists. We discuss: • How she found her way to hair • Editorial & Set Work: how to build your portfolio and get into the scene • The experience of editorial work – New York Fashion Week • Her role in education: what do students struggle with? • Her guide on how to be more supportive & inclusive of black stylists Have you left a review for The Hair Game Podcast yet? This week’s Pod Loot winner is getting a $150 Apple Gift Card! To enter, just leave a review on the Apple podcasts app or stitcher.com. Don't forget to leave your Instagram handle so we can find you! FOLLOW US http://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast http://www.instagram.com/salonrepublic http://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor http://www.facebook.com/salonrepublic

79 MINJUN 8
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Becoming a Successful Session Hairstylist + An Action Plan for Racial Equality w/ @naeemahlafond
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