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18 minutes | Aug 8, 2021
042. Hairstylists Are Not Always Great Receivers
Hairstylists tend to be on the giving end, not on the receiving side. If you’re in the service industry, giving so much of your time, creativity and energy to make your client feel good and look good, you are the “giving” type of person. Knowing how to receive takes practice. In this episode, I give you tools on how you can be more on the receiving end so that you are open to receiving great clients and open to receiving great money, without feeling guilt or whatever else may pop up in your mind. In reality, that just the act of receiving and being comfortable with receiving is going to help you get out of your own way. More at www.Hairchairboss.com
13 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
041. The Secret To Confidently Setting Salon Service Pricing
It’s amazing how an “aha” moment of relevation can be a life changer. A lot of hairstylists who are independent chair and booth renters struggle with pricing, which underneath is often an issue of self-worth and confidence. When you are not being a confident hair stylist from the inside out, you start to doubt your value and your worth, this shows up in your pricing. When you listen to the Hairchair Boss episode 41, you will soon discover the difference between being fair, being confident and being a stylist who had an amazing self worth. Stay tuned! More info at www.hairchairboss.com
37 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
040. Protecting Your Energy In The Salon
This topic comes from a question I received in the Hairchair Boss Facebook group. This stylist’s challenge and question is wanting to know how to protect their energy against downer clients, catty stylists and micro-managing salon owners. I like this question because it’s something that a lot of hairstylists face in one way or another. This is a real issue that I know you have either faced or may encounter in the future and I want to be able to give you some tools that will help you navigate any of these situations. And as a business and life coach to booth renter hairstylists, I hear about these challenges from my students and as a long time booth renter myself, I totally understand these situations because I’ve been in your shoes and I’ve had to deal with every single one these challenges myself. Being that Hairchair Boss is all about the inside out approach, I’ll be sharing some insights that you probably haven't thought about before. These insights are going to help transform the way you approach your business, your clients, your co-renters, salon owners and life overall. Because when you’re faced with downer clients, catty stylists and micro-managing salon owners, all of these skills are going to come in quite handy and make your life and business a lot easier and far more enjoyable. And you’ll feel empowered as a result!More on the episode at www.Hairchairboss.com/podcast
29 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
039. How Angelina's Melt Down Moment Can Inspire Hairstylists
Sometimes we just need proof and evidence that we are stronger and more powerful than we think we are.If you're like me and so many hair stylists around the world, you have found yourself in an uncomfortable situation, whether it's a haircut that isn't quite coming out the way you or the client would like, or a color job that is taking an unexpected turn in a direction you don't want to go! Or maybe you’re engaging in a new client consultation and in the midst of it you realize that you and the client is just not a good fit and you don't know how to get out of the situation. These are all situations that could start a downward spiral if we let it. It not only happens in the salon, it happens in other situations because life happens all around us. A phrase that has stuck with me for years is, the way you do one thing is the way you do everything. And this holds true for the positive things you do and the negative things you do.Disempowering thoughts and words you often say or think to yourself and they will get in the way of you being the kick-butt problem solving, resourceful, capable and confident person you truly are. That's why it's so important to catch yourself as soon as possible. One way to do that is to remind yourself daily. A great practice and habit to create is every morning you look in the mirror and declare all the wonderful characteristics about yourself. But here’s the catch, just saying it is not enough. You must imagine yourself BEING that person and DOING the action and HAVING the outcome you desire. The more you step into being the person you need to be, you will spend far less time and energy in that disempowering place and you'll soon be able to respond with positive self-talk and inner guidance that will catapult you to the outcome you desire! I’m glad you’re here and I hope information from the episode helps you in a future stressful situation. Stay tuned!More at www.hairchairboss.com/podcast
46 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
038. Tips For Salon Booth Renters: The Pros And Cons About Renting Your Chair- Part 2
Attention hairstylists! Know the pros of salon booth rental and how to succeed renting your chair. You are in charge of EVERYTHING. Being in charge of everything means that only you can be held accountable and responsible for the outcome of your business. That being said, freedom in just about every area of your chair renter business is the golden ticket for so many hairstylists and it’s the #1 reason hair stylists, make-up artists, barbers and estheticians choose the independent route. You have total freedom and flexibility as a booth renter hairstylist. You have the freedom to set your prices and keep more of what you earn. You choose client attraction marketing strategies that actually get clients in your chair. You choose the clients you want to keep in your chair and how you serve them. When you move salons, your clients move with you. You have total freedom over the kind of business you want to create that will support the kind of life you want to live. Is salon booth rental right for you? As you can see, salon booth rental allows you to have tremendous freedom and flexibility in your business and in your life. And that’s the bottom line to remember, it’s a business. As is with any business that desires to be successful and profitable, it will require you to be a lot more than your craft and it’s not enough to just be a hairstylist behind the chair. If putting on your entrepreneur hat sounds exciting to you and you are more motivated than ever to make it happen, you’re definitely going to want to take a peek at Hairchair Boss Bootcamp so that you have the opportunity to get the guidance you need to set yourself up for booth rental success.
44 minutes | May 23, 2021
037. Tips For Salon Booth Renters: What To Know About Renting Your Chair
There are a number of reasons a hairstylist might consider going from being a commission-based salon employee to becoming an independent hair stylist or barber and choosing to booth rent, also known as renting a salon chair. The vision you may have of total freedom is intriguing and it’s most likely the number one reason for wanting to be a booth renter in the hair industry. But that freedom does come with a price. And before you venture out on your own with a business as an independent stylist, there’s a lot of intention, commitment and dedication that you’ll want to be stepping into before you take the exciting leap. If you are currently booth renting or aspiring to and you don’t become the kind of entrepreneur you need to be in order to build your salon clientele plus know how to sustain it for the life of your business, your vision will remain a distant fantasy. And there’s nothing good or bad, right or wrong in terms of your decision to booth rent or not, it’s a matter of being confident with your decision, whatever it is. As with any career move you make, determining whether or not the new direction is a good fit for you, and vice versa, is one of the most important factors to consider. As is with everything in life, there are pros and cons on both sides. Even for salon owners and managers, there are pros and cons to owning or managing a booth rental salon. This post is written for you as the current booth renter hairstylist or the aspiring one. I share my personal experience with being a commission hairstylist, admittedly for a relatively short time, and my decision to take the salon booth/chair rental route that lasted nearly 30 years. I hope you find value in this episode. Stay tuned! More info at www.hairchairboss.com
44 minutes | May 9, 2021
036. The Hairstylist's Dilemma To Charge What You're Worth
So many chair, booth and suite renter hairstylists are constantly facing the dilemma of what to charge for their services. I read a post in one of the hairstylists forums and it really got me thinking about this topic and the challenge of setting prices.There’s pros and cons to being independent and ultimately, it’s up to you to be responsible for the income you want to be making and this is why knowing how to price your services is extremely important! Your take home pay and what you want your income to provide for you and your family is dependent on you and the business you create and maintain.In this episode, you’re going to discover what self-worth means to you and how to use this knowledge and insight to catapult you to creating prices that you are confident in and attracting clients who are willing, and happy, to pay you what you're worth. Listen in!More info at www.hairchairboss.com/podcast
70 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
035. Earth Day Interview With Mark Budihas Of Green Circle Salons
For this special edition, in honor of Earth Month, pick a nice spot under your favorite tree... or lay on a plush piece of grass...or take a walk outdoors and listen to this episode. Mother Earth, Pachamama, or whatever you call this wonderful planet of ours, is counting on us to make a difference. If you’ve been wondering if you’re doing enough to be environmentally responsible then you are going to appreciate the conversation I have with Mark Budihas from Green Circle Salons. Plus, you’re going to feel pretty proud of our industry and how, once again, we are showing up as leaders in the world! Because, if you’re like me and SO MANY other conscientious hairstylists, you are feeling conflicted and slightly contradictory about what we do in our industry. And you want to feel better about doing what you love without causing harm to others in your community and across the planet. I don’t have to tell you that the beauty industry has always been a leader in innovation, creativity and fashion. Now we are at the forefront of a movement that is being led by Green Circle Salons and it’s refreshing to see that currently over 4000 salons are on board and making a difference, while thriving and being incredibly profitable at the same time. In this special edition, we’re unpacking education, business strategies, profit building and solutions to the hundreds of thousands of pounds of plastic and other waste that the beauty industry creates. I trust that you are going to feel inspired, excited and motivated to be part of this movement just like I am! Learn more at www.Hairchairboss.com
45 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
034. How To Make The Best Decision For Yourself And Your Business
I’ve seen something in our industry that I’ve never seen before and I think it’s a good thing. Many hairstylists have realized that they've been working their tush off way too much, not making enough money, not valuing their time and expertise, putting up with way too much BS from clients, co-workers or salon owners, and are ready to make some significant changes. I’m so glad that you’re realizing that YOU get to make changes. Some hairstylists are considering getting out of the hair industry altogether. If you find yourself in any of the situations, or having thoughts about making a significant change, you’ll want to hear this episode because I have been in your shoes. Should I raise my prices? Should I move salons? Should I get out of the industry? Should I speak up? I’ve felt your anguish and I’ve survived it all! And you will too! Stay tuned for some very candid, truthful and vulnerable insights I’ll be sharing with you in the hopes that my worn shoes will help you as you stand at that fork in the road trying to make the best decision you possibly can for YOU. Read more at www.hairchairboss.com
27 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
033. Choose Your Regrets
Indecision is one of the most frustrating places to be am I right? Sometimes Iwould say outloud to myself, “Just make a decision already!”What I’ve come to realize is that for most people, myself included, is that indecision is not theinability to say “yes” or “no.” It’s more about wanting to make the “right” decision, one that youfeel confident about. The fear of making the “wrong” decision is what seems to be the biggestobstacle. This dilemma leads to overthinking, which can cause unnecessary stress and then awhole can of worms opens up! Not pretty.But here’s the thing, you can quickly make a decision when you know how to bypass the habitof overthinking. Overthinking can become a negative habit because it robs you of your courage.There’s a simple phrase that I ask myself EVERY TIME I find myself at the decision fork in the road and 99.99% of the time my decision takes seconds to make. Plus, I feel completeconfidence because I have total clarity when I make my final decision.Here’s the simple three word phrase that I use: CHOOSE YOUR REGRETS.Yep, that’s it. And when you try that out a few times you’re most likely going to feel a sense ofclarity, confidence and freedom to live your life by your own design. That’s what being aHairchair Boss is all aboutIf you find yourself at this indecisive fork in the road, you’re going to find this episode extremely helpful. As you listen to this episode, you’ll feel empowered to choose the experiences you want to be a part of and the memories you want to look back on with a smile on your face and happiness in your heart! I reference a past episode (Episode 31), when talking about not living from circumstance. This is a good episode to reference when feeling like things just aren't going right. Learn more at www.hairchairboss.com/podcast
33 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
032. Pat Yourself On The Back, It's Good For You
In my experience, whether it's my own personal experience or as a life and business coach to others, is that too many people, women especially, are afraid of being judged, criticized or talked about negatively. And they don’t want to come across as conceited, arrogant or boastful. I am going to make a bold statement and say that 99% of you listening are not the conceited arrogant or boastful type or else you wouldn’t be attracted to my messages. Therefore, it's time to clear up some of those limiting beliefs you have about being proud and sharing your accomplishments. Here’s the reason why: There are so many great benefits to your overall well-being when you acknowledge and celebrate yourself for who you are and what you have accomplished. And no matter what size that accomplishment is, it could be something small and still be very significant and worthy of recognition and celebration. It’s time that you stop holding back when you want to step forward and shine your light and share that you just did something or achieved something that you’re proud of. Right now, in this moment, you can decide that you are going to be 100% okay with patting yourself on the back with a big ole smile on your face and gratitude in your heart for being the amazing person you are.
32 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
031. The Big Myth About Work-Life Balance
If you're like a lot of people, when you strive to create work-life balance, you may go about it trying to spread or share yourself equally between the many responsibilities you have like work, family, pets, social life and exercise. Then there’s the miscellaneous, yet important and necessary things that need to get done in life. If you're honest with yourself, exercise and self care don’t usually get into the balancing act at all. Because it's challenging enough trying to balance work and family and tend to the daily grind. But there are huge negative consequences that you end up with like stress, overwhelm and frustration and it's because you just don't know how to manage it all. The big downfall is that instead of getting closer to having balance in your life, you end up spreading yourself thinner and thinner, feeling like you have less and less control over your life.In this episode, I'm going to bust the balance myth and instead, give you some realistic tips that will help you take better care of your business, the important people in your life, your fur babies and most importantly, yourself!If you are ready to get off of the overwhelmed track of too much to do and not enough time you are going to have a sigh of relief after listening to today’s episode so stay tuned.
42 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
030. How Self-Love Will Shift Your Life And Business
Happy Valentines’ Day! Love truly does make the world a better place. If you’re like most people, when you think about love, you think about loving others. Loving others is a good way to spend your energy, but before you have the energy to love others, it’s important to spend that energy on loving yourself! Self-love is something you get to define for yourself and you get to tailor what it looks, sounds and feels like for you. Because it’s personal, it’s going to be different for you than it is for me. It’s going to be different for you than it will be for your bestie, or your significant other. This realization could be the game changer when it comes to creating a self-love action plan that feels perfect for YOU! I know the stresses you are dealing with, stress of the salon, clients, family and life in general, so I knew this topic would be valuable. I share insights that will inspire and motivate you to love yourself like it’s nobody’s business and to keep that loving feeling going strong every single day. You’re going to want to listen to this episode more than once! Learn more at hairchairboss.comFollow @hairchairboss on Facebook and Instagram for inspiration! Join the hairstylists only Facebook group for hair biz support, inspiration and community facebook.com/groups/hairchairboss/
30 minutes | Jan 31, 2021
029. Let Go Of These Thoughts And Make More Money
Did you know that something as simple as what you're thinking right now is either going to keep you from making more money in your business, or it's going to help you bring in more money. There is so much power in your thoughts and in the words that you speak out loud. The solution is quite simple and there's good news and bad news to the way you go about it. There's always two sides to a coin right? I'll start with the bad news because it can only get better from there. When you think about and talk about things or situations that DON’T serve you, they have a tendency to keep you where you don't want to be. That's where your focus and attention are. The good news is that when you think about and talk about things or situations that DO serve you, you can be propelled there because you are where your focus and attention is. In this episode, I talk about the importance of letting go. Every hairdresser that I know did not have a money making 2020. We can commiserate on how bad of a year it was, but that's not going to serve us at all. When you focus and put your attention on what you can and will DO differently, you will have a fruitful 2021, and you'll be on the positive side of that coin. You’ll want to hear this episode!Learn more at www.hairchairboss.com/podcast
69 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
028. Tips on How To Be a More Eco Friendly Hairstylist with Ben Hudgins
Today’s episode is such a treat because it gives us all an opportunity to be a part of something that will really make a difference, not only in our industry but for the planet.If you're like me and thousands of beauty professionals you’re feeling torn about making people beautiful, but in that process, making the planet ugly. I often feel frustrated, guilty and sometimes overwhelmed with how much waste and pollution the beauty industry creates, and I’ve felt at a loss on what to do about it.Then, I met Ben Hudgins of Novak Hair Studios. He has an 80+ chair salon and has figured out how to help his stylists create success for themselves, while making a big difference in the world we live in. His vision is to create an ethical brand and business model that would serve as a foundation for other beauty industry professionals who are committed to saving the earth.The call that you're going to listen to was just supposed to be a meet and greet and set up for the actual podcast interview, but we instantly hit it off and our conversation was full of passion, excitement, encouragement and tons of tips. In the middle of it, I decided to make it the actual episode!Ben shares some really great tips and resources on how to be more of a green salon. Even if you’re renting your space, you can make a difference! We also talked a lot about how to create a better chair renter business, so that you are more successful behind the chair and beyond. You’ll learn what it takes to make more money, increase your confidence, keep your sanity and much more!I’m sure you’re going to enjoy this spontaneous interview, so stay tuned!
24 minutes | Dec 13, 2020
027. Creating Success Beyond The Hair Chair
Hairchair Boss is all about guiding, mentoring, coaching you on being the boss of your chair, the boss of you, the boss of your business.What I’ve come to realize (and you have probably realized this too) is that being successful in life is not just about being your own boss. In fact, there’s so much more to consider if you truly want to live your definition of success. Creating long-lasting sustainable success is going to require you to take a bigger picture look at your life as a whole. It’s putting on your visionary hat and knowing the right steps to take now that will lead you to where you want to be in all areas of your life. This is what I love to help you with! As you’ve noticed as you listen to my podcast episodes, my topics are not the typical marketing, social media and business building strategies.I teach those in my courses because they’re essential. However, I’m more interested in first helping you be the kind of person who can look beyond your chair and see the bigger picture of everything you want to have and then step into being the person you need to be so that you get the outcome you desire. When you know how to be the kind of person who is so much more than just a hairstylist, you’re going to know how to create success in all areas of your life because if you’re like me and hundreds of thousands of happy thriving entrepreneurs, you want success in all areas of your life too right?In this episode, I’m going to invite you to be a part of an exciting journey where you get to help shape how I can best help you! So please stay tuned.If you like the episode, I’d appreciate it if you’d leave a 5-star review. It helps me reach more motivated stylists like you! Thanks for listening.
37 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
026. Confessions Of A Perfectionist
I always felt that my perfectionism was like a badge of honor. That it was a good thing that I would not settle for anything less than my idea of perfection, because why in the heck would I want to do sub-par anything right? If you’re nodding your head in agreement, I have news for you. Perfectionism doesn’t exist. In fact, if you’re anything like me, you’ll soon find out that it’s the thing that will get in your way more than anything. There’s something underlying your perfectionism and it might come as a surprise to you as it did me. Today’s episode is a totally impromptu episode because I was facing that fork in the road about something that I had to either go wit, in its imperfect way, or get stuck. It inspired me to jump on my cell phone and hit record because I know that this one insight you’re going to hear about is the one thing that could free you from perfectionism and you’ll be ready to toss that badge out the window for good! If you like the episode, I’d appreciate it if you’d leave a 5-star review. It helps me reach more motivated stylists like you! Thanks for listening.
29 minutes | Nov 15, 2020
025. How The Practice Of Gratitude Will Shift Your Life And Boost Your Business
There’s so much good stuff happening around you all the time. I know it’s sometimes difficult to see, hear or feel the good things, especially when you have life stuff happening that doesn’t feel good, it doesn’t sound good and it doesn’t look good. When you’re in a state where you can’t see, hear or feel the good in your life, you can end up in a bad mood or even worse, end up in a downward spiral that is so difficult to get out of. I know this because I was once someone who would get into that downward spiral and I know how hard it is to stop that downward momentum. Then, I had one of those “aha” moments that shifted my perspective and I haven’t had that kind of downward spiral in years! You might be wondering how the practice of gratitude will boost your business. When you know how to shift your energy, your focus and attention on what you're grateful for, you’ll feel more positive emotions so you’ll exude them, you’ll be able to deal with the struggles and adversity, and research shows that you’ll be healthier too. When you’re being a more positive, resourceful and healthier person, you’ll be able to grow your business a lot easier. Plus, you’ll be more attractive to prospective clients because in general, people love to be around positive people. In this episode, I’ll share two things that I do every single day that have also helped so many others shift from negativity to positivity, even in those moments where it seems nearly impossible to find the silver lining. Right now, in this moment, I’m grateful that you’re here, please stay tuned.
28 minutes | Nov 1, 2020
024. Why You Don’t Need Social Media To Get Clients
As you read the title of this episode you’re probably saying, “What?! Of course I need social media to get clients!!” I’m not saying don’t do social media. It’s good for some things. In fact, it’s great for a particular marketing strategy. But I’ll get to that in a bit. However, if you’re like a ton of other hairstylists, you’re posting your tush off and still not getting enough new clients in your chair. I know this because I’ve been told this by way too many hairstylists. There are much better, more effective, efficient and profitable ways to get those great new clients through your salon door and into your chair. It’s not rocket science, it’s not hard, yet so many stylists are not doing any of it. Which is why you're still struggling to have a full book. So if you’re ready for a breath of fresh air, stay tuned!
43 minutes | Oct 18, 2020
023. How To Recover When You Mess Up A Clients Hair
It happens to every single hairstylist, whether they admit it or not. It sure has happened to me, more than once or twice, and given all the conversations I see happening in the different forums you and I belong to, it happens more times than we’d like but it’s inevitable. What am I talking about? Messing up a clients hair! Ugh! Right? It’s such an icky feeling when you realize you messed up. Whether it’s the cut or the colour, or whatever service you gave, it’s not quite right. And you start to sweat, you wonder if they noticed that their hair is messed up, you wonder if anyone else has noticed. You’re trying to keep your composure but inside your saying Oh shiznit, what the heck am I going to do now? And panic starts to set in. If you’re like nearly every stylist out there, you’ve had some mess ups, and guess what, you lived! In todays episode I’m going to share some of my memorable mess ups and how I recovered and not only recover but improved as a hairstylist and colourist. And you can have a good laugh at my blunders so that you know you’re not alone and you’ll have some great takeaways on what you can do to recover, move on and be a better hairstylist as a result. So stay tuned!
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