Hairbrained Conversations

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A weekly podcast that takes a deep dive into the minds of some of the most talented artists, educators, influencers, and leaders in the professional salon industry. Hosted by Gordon Miller, ceo and self-proclaimed social media evangelist.

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Episode #32: Anh Co Tran

Renowned salon owner, educator, celebrity and editorial stylist Anh Co Tran joins Gordon for an inspired conversation. The L’Oreal Professionnel Ambassador shares both his personal and professional story in this engaging conversation. 

Aug 13, 2018
Episode #31: Tabatha Coffey

Media star, best selling author, former salon owner, Matrix Global Business Ambassador and, most importantly, passionate hairdresser Tabatha Coffey talks about the ongoing evolution of her career and the many valuable lessons learned along the way. 

Aug 05, 2018
Episode #30: Jo Blackwell-Preston

Jo Blackwell-Preston, the owner of NYC's DopDop Salon and a L’Oreal Professionnel International Artist and Educator, shares with Gordon her considerable insights into a long list of topics that impact the lives of salon owners and professionals. 

Jul 29, 2018
Episode #29: Jesse Engle,

Tech guru Jesse Engle shares his considerable insights into creating success as an entrepreneur.  The co-founder of the Instagram friendly tool has been successfully building companies in the online space for twenty years.  A great episode with some powerful insights -including some predictions related to tech and beauty.  

Jul 22, 2018
Episode #28: Christine Schuster, L'Oreal PPD

As Senior VP of Education for the L’Oreal USA Professional Products Division, Christine leads education strategy for some of biggest brands in beauty (including Redken, Matrix, & L'Oreal Professionnel) as well as SalonCentric.  Christine shares insights into how to become a great educator, thoughts on the future of education and much more. 

Jul 15, 2018
Episode #27: Geno Stampora,

A recipient of the prestigious NAHA Hall of Leaders Lifetime Achievement Award, Geno Stampora is known for his considerable insights into creating career and business success. In this fast-paced conversation, Geno shares the story behind his iconic career as well as a long list of insights into creating and maintaining success. 

Jul 08, 2018
News Break Edition: Barbercon with the MVRCK Barbers

Jason Reyes (@iliketocuthair), Fernie Andong (@fernthebarber) and Brandon Palmore (@barber_phd) talk about the evolution of the barber culture.... and business. A special LIVE episode from Barbercon and the premiere of the all-new MVRCK by Mitch line from JPMS.  

Jul 01, 2018
Episode #26: @popular_nobody John Mosley

John Mosley, aka @popular_nobody, is one of the most sought-after barbers in the industry today. With a diverse experience spanning work in the shop, the world of high profile entertainers & athletes, brand partnerships & education, John brings a wealth of experience to his conversation with Gordon.  

Jun 17, 2018
Episode #26: @popular_nobody John Mosley

John Mosley, aka @popular_nobody, is one of the most sought-after barbers in the industry today. With a diverse experience spanning work in the shop, the world of high profile entertainers & athletes, brand partnerships & education, John brings a wealth of experience to his conversation with Gordon.  

Jun 17, 2018
Episode #25: Cassandra McGlaughlin, @cassandraplatinum

Cassandra McGlaughlin, aka @cassandraplatinum, is an award-winning colorist, 2-time salon owner, educator, consultant, and Redken Ambassador.  In this episode, Cassandra shares some of her considerable knowledge into social media and business building best practices. 

Jun 10, 2018
Episode #24: Miguel Gutierrez, @nomadbarber

The Nomad Barber is a renowned, globe-trotting barber, documentarian of the worldwide barber culture and shop owner in London and Berlin. Miguel shares the stories behind his epic journey as well as lessons learned in both business and career along the way. 

Jun 03, 2018
News Break Edition: David Thurston, Pulp Riot Co-founder & CEO

Our 1st News Break episode features an exclusive interview with David Thurston on the story behind the acquisition of Pulp Riot by global beauty giant L'Oreal. David also shares great insights into the changing industry landscape as well as some informed predictions about the future.  

May 30, 2018
Episode #23: Mark Hayes, Sassoon Salons & Academies

Mark Hayes is the renowned International Creative Director Of Vidal Sassoon Salons and Academies.   One of the industry's most revered educators, Mark joins Gordon for a wide-ranging conversation filled with history, insights, and inspiration. 

May 27, 2018
Episode #22: @Lalasupdos

Laura Chihaia, better known as @Lalasupdos, is an influencer, educator, platform artist and leading bridal stylist with a big heart.  She has an incredible story of overcoming adversity through passion and perseverance that is an inspiration to many.  Listen in as Lala shares the story behind her journey, insights into the world of "influence" and much more. 

May 20, 2018
Episode #21: Antoinette Beenders

Antoinette Beenders is Aveda's Senior Vice President of Creative and Global Creative Director. The 9-time nominee and 2004 winner of the British Hairdresser of the Year award shares the story behind her professional journey, insights into life in the corporate beauty world, and tips on how to create a sustainable career.

May 13, 2018
Episode #20: Lucie Doughty, John Paul Mitchell Systems

Lucie Doughty is Creative Director for John Paul Mitchell Systems where she leads the creative vision for the entire portfolio of Paul Mitchell brands.  A renowned master educator, platform artist, and colorist, Lucie shares with Gordon her professional story and passions as well as a look into her work at the iconic brand. 

May 06, 2018
Episode #19: Stephen Moody, Wella Professional

Wella Professional's Global Dean of Education Stephen Moody is one of the industry’s most recognized and respected educators. Stephen shares with Gordon the story behind this 30+ year career as well as his considerable insights into how to create and sustain success in today's highly competitive world. 

Apr 29, 2018
Episode #18: Cory Couts, Kao's Salon Division & Daniel Kaner, Oribe Hair Care

Listen in as these 2 passionate industry veterans discuss everything from creating 'memory grade' experiences to social media and the salon(and lots more). Cory Couts, Global President of Kao’s Salon Division & Daniel Kaner, Co-Founder and President of Oribe Hair Care also discuss the recent acquisition of Oribe by Kao, the parent company of Goldwell. 

Apr 22, 2018
Episode #17: Ruth Roche, Pureology Artistic Ambassador

Ruth Roche is a renowned educator, recognized editorial and celebrity stylist, and multiple NAHA winner. The globe-trotting Artistic Ambassador for Pureology Serious Colour Care shares with Gordon her story, the value of competition, and her insights into becoming a successful educator. 

Apr 15, 2018
Episode #16: Sofie Pok, Barberology and BabylissPRO

Sofie Pok (aka @staygold31) is an educator, platform artist and member of the Barberology and BaBylissPRO Team. Barbercon’s 2017 Female Barber of the Year, Sofie shares the story behind her career, success on Instagram and much more.

Apr 08, 2018
Episode #15: Sam Villa, Sam Villa Professional

Sam Villa is 2017 NAHA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, co-founder of Sam Villa Professional, Global Artistic Ambassador for Redken – and one of the industry’s most renowned educators. In this episode, Sam shares not only his story but also his passion for helping professionals and salons to grow their success.

Apr 01, 2018
Episode #14: Robert Cromeans, John Paul Mitchell Systems

Robert Cromeans is Global Artistic and Business Director for JPMS. The iconic platform artist, business leader and salon owner shares with Gordon his inspired take on everything from social media and creating success to the evolution of salon business models and compensation.   

Mar 25, 2018
Episode #13: Antony Whitaker,

Antony Whitaker, the internationally renowned educator, author and business coach, talks with Gordon about the many important business and career lessons learned over the course of his 30+ years in the industry. 

Mar 18, 2018
Episode #12: Gordon Miller, Hairbrained

This week, Hairbrained CEO Gordon Miller takes the guest seat with Hb Director of Engagement Courtney Bright doing the questioning as our special guest host. 

Mar 11, 2018
Episode #11: @Andrewdoeshair

@Andrewdoeshair is a globally recognized men’s groomer, educator, author of @ADHbook (on Instagram). He is the co-founder of the recently launched eLearning platform. Perhaps Gordon’s favorite #crafthairdresser ‘iconoclast’, Andrew is a longtime Hb community member. 

Feb 25, 2018
Episode #10: Jay Wesley Olson, Pulp Riot Hair

Jay Wesley Olson is a founding member and co-owner of Pulp Riot Hair as well as owner of the Scottsdale, AZ-based Bespoke Salon.  He is known throughout the industry for his artistry and deep knowledge in hair color - as well as his dynamic stage presence. Listen in as Jay and Gordon discuss the growing influencer space as well as the story behind Jay's rise to success. 

Feb 18, 2018
Episode #9: Ginger Boyle, Planet Salon

LA-based Planet Salon owner, educator and iconic #crafthairdresser Ginger Boyle shares both the story behind her journey and the many important lessons learned from a 4 decade-plus career that has made her one of the most respected professionals we know. 

Feb 11, 2018
Episode #8: @Sugarskulls + Chelsea James

This week we feature two conversations:  Rising stars Carlos "@Sugarskulls" Ramos and L'Oreal Professionnel artist Chelsea James each share their unique stories plus offer insights into their points of views on creating success.

Feb 04, 2018
Episode #7: Nina L. Kovner, Passion Squared

Passion Squared Chief Awesomeness Empowerer Nina Kovner joins Gordon to share her always insightful thoughts on social and digital best practices for salons and hairdressers in this freewheeling conversation. 

Jan 28, 2018
Episode #6: Traci Sakosits, Sassoon Salons and Academies

Traci Sakosits, Sassoon Salons and Academies North American Creative Director, is one of the most gifted and respected craft hairdresser educators in the world today. Listen in as Traci shares not only the story behind her 25+ year professional journey but also great insights into building a career.   

Jan 22, 2018
Episode #5: Ian Michael Black, Global Artistic Director ofHair Color, Aveda

Join guest Ian Michael Black, Global Artistic Director of Hair Color for Aveda, as he shares with Gordon his career story, tips on how to succeed in the highly competitive hair color space, his take on social media's impact on the color market .... as well as lessons learned over the course of his illustrious career. 

Jan 14, 2018
Episode #4: Michael Cole, Global Business Educator, L’Oreal PPD

Michael Cole is one of the industry’s most iconic business/career education focused thought leaders and coaches.  Known for his uniquely inspiring yet practical approach to teaching the tenets to success in the salon, Michael is a global business educator for L’Oreal PPD (which includes Redken, Matrix, and L’Oreal Professionnel). In this episode, Michael shares with Gordon’s his considerable insights into how to leverage social media acumen into growing a career - and much more. 

Jan 07, 2018
Episode #3: Heather Chapman, @heatherchapmanhair

Heather Chapman is a leading educator, artist, influencer and Hairbrained community member.  Specializing in gorgeous bridal and special occasion hair, Heather also loves to share her unique insights into social media success (having built her Instagram page @heatherchapmanhair to 700,000 followers).  In this episode, Heather shares with Gordon the story behind her success as well as her top Instagram best practices. 

Dec 17, 2017
Episode #2: Douglas McCoy, House of POp

Four-time Hairbrained Video Award winner (including Best Video of the Year), Douglas McCoy is a working hairdresser, salon owner and National Educator for R+C0.  Listen in as Douglas shares the story behind his renowned House of POp salon, his take on how to create a great brand - and career, and much more. 

Dec 10, 2017
Episode #1: Hairbrained co-founders Gerard Scarpaci and Randy Taylor

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Hb Conversations podcast.  This week, co-founders Gerard Scarpaci and Randy Taylor share the story behind the evolution of in a wide-ranging conversation - including a look into what's coming next for the world's leading #crafthairdresser digital/social community.  If you enjoyed the episode, we hope you will subscribe, like and share!

Nov 26, 2017
Hairbrained Conversations

Our weekly dive into the minds of some of our favorite artists, educators, influencers, and leaders. Hosted by Hairbrained ceo, Gordon Miller. 

Oct 30, 2017