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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.

Episode Date
Episode #86: Ricardo Dinis, Aveda

Aveda Global Artistic Director of Haircutting Ricardo Dinis shares some of the great lessons learned over the course of his fascinating career
journey. Gordon calls this one 'an instant favorite and a must-listen-to

Aug 11, 2019
Episode #85: Colin Caruso, Salon Caru / John Paul Mitchell Systems

Colorist, salon owner, educator and Artistic Director of Color for John Paul Mitchell Systems, Colin Caruso is back for another inspired conversation sharing career and business insights - plus a look into the inspiration behind his new video series, Paul Mitchell Style Trip.

Aug 04, 2019
Episode #84: @alfredo_lewis + @philipwolffhair

Live Audience Episode: Renowned for their IG collaborations, brand ambassadors Philip Wolff and Alfredo Lewis share some unique insights into the power of social media for today’s salon and professional - live with hairbrained at Premiere Orlando. With appreciation to SalonCentric for sponsoring this important series.

Jul 28, 2019
Episode #83: Chad Kenyon, @chadkenyon

Celebrity colorist, Olaplex brand ambassador, and educator Chad Kenyon goes deep into the very personal story behind his rise to success.  Chad also offers up a lot of great insights & advice on building a longlasting, fulfilling career. 

Jul 21, 2019
Episode #82: Emilie Poisson, L’Oréal Professionnel

At age 6, Emilie told her mother she wanted to one day be a hairdresser. Fast forward 36 years: Emilie didn't quite make it to beauty school, but does lead (as General Manager) one of the industry's most iconic haircare brands -and has discovered a deep passion for supporting the professionals who work in salons every day. Listen in to another great conversation on creating success in the professional salon industry.

Jul 14, 2019
Episode #81: Antony Whitaker, @growmysalonbusiness

Antony Whitaker, the internationally renowned educator, author, and business coach, talks about the power of assisting, how to be a great mentor, shifting business models and more. A featured business educator at Paul Mitchell programs across North America, Antony is a wealth of great advice and information.

Jul 07, 2019
Episode #80: Aga Dondzik, Celebrity Stylist

Aga Dondzik (@agadondzik) is a Hb podcast fan with a twist - she travels the world doing hair and makeup for bands/artists (currently on a global tour with Carly Rae Jepsen). The Chicago based, long time stylist and salon owner recently introduced herself to Gordon in a Chicago restaurant. What started out as a casual podcast related connection led to a deep dive into her professional journey - for all the world to listen in and learn from.

Jun 30, 2019
Episode #79: Sam Daly, @bottleblonde76

Sam Daly (aka @bottleblonde76) shares the unique story behind her 20+-year journey to success as a working professional, salon owner, educator/artist and more. The SalonCentric ambassador and Pulp Riot artist shares lessons learned across two decades of ups and downs on her way to prominence. With appreciation to SalonCentric for sponsoring this important series.

Jun 23, 2019
Episode #78: @JoelTorresStyle, TIGI

Award-winning educator and artist Joel Torres is known throughout the industry for his highly engaging educational content on social.  The TIGI Creative Director, Americas shares the story behind his journey from Puerto Rico to the mainland USA and beyond - thanks to a lot of hard work, determination, and patience as a craft hairdresser and barber. 

Jun 16, 2019
Episode #77: Sam Villa, @samvillahair

SalonCentric Ambassador and Redken Icon, Sam Villa talks about the importance and power of education to transform careers and lives, his take on the power of "experience" in the salon...and much more.  With appreciation to SalonCentric for sponsoring this important series.

Jun 09, 2019
Episode #76: Stephanie Kocielski, JPMS

From humble beginnings, Stephanie Kocielski has carved out an iconic career that has taken her around the world. From working behind the chair at A Robert Cromeans Salon and traveling the globe as a renowned platform artist to her current position as Paul Mitchell Systems VP of Key Customer Relations, Stephanie has "done it all”.  Listen in to another inspired conversation in this week’s episode. 

Jun 02, 2019
Episode #75: Carmen DePasquale, ECRU New York

Over the course of a 50+ year career, Carmen DePasquale has become known as an innovator in the business of beauty.  The one time stylist's 'empire', the DePasquale Companies, today includes DePasquale The Spa & Salon Systems, Artistic Academy of Hair Design and Aesthetics, & haircare brand ECRU New York. Listen in as Carmen shares lessons learned during his half-century of professional experience. 

May 26, 2019
Episode #74: Charlie Price, @Charliepricehair

One of the industry’s most recognizable faces -and voices, Charlie Price is known for his artistry, practical salon focused education and fun, irreverent style of presenting. The award-winning artist and one-time villain on Bravo TV’s Shear Genius joins Gordon for a fun, far-ranging and smart conversation. 

May 19, 2019
Episode #73: @philipwolffhair on Education, Creativity & Influence

SalonCentric ambassador Philip Wolff is an educator and influencer - a skilled professional who has 'done it all' yet remains humble and connected. 
The Matrix Global Educator talks about what it takes to sustain a 20+ year career in our highly competitive industry. With appreciation to SalonCentric for sponsoring this important series.

May 15, 2019
Episode #72: Sharon Blain, Sharon Blain Education

Renowned globetrotting updo and longhair artist/educator Sharon Blain shares the story behind her iconic career as well as great advice on becoming a successful educator, working professional and more.  

May 12, 2019
Episode #71: Anthony Mascolo, TIGI

 TIGI co-founder and international artistic director  Anthony Mascolo on the story behind his iconic career as well as a deep dive into his passion project (and Gordon's "favorite industry magazine") Infringe  (and  

May 05, 2019
Episode #70: @caroline.anythingbutbasic on Suite Success

SalonCentric ambassador and colorist Caroline Guiney shares insights into salon suite ownership, a career option that is transforming the industry. From the pros and cons of suite owner to insights into her success as a colorist, Caroline shares some great information.  With appreciation to SalonCentric for sponsoring this important series.

May 01, 2019
Episode #69: Reuben Carranza, Olaplex

One of the industry's most passionate executives, Olaplex President Reuben Carranza joins Gordon for a conversation sharing his unique journey as a leader, lessons learned along the way and the true story behind the rise a game-changing brand.

Apr 28, 2019
Episode #68: Van Council, Van Michael Salons

One of the industry’s most successful salon organizations, Van Michael Salons are renowned globally as leaders in best practices in every aspect of their business.  A long-time Aveda Concept Salon owner, Van shares a great list of insights into what makes his organization so uniquely successful. This is a not to be missed episode!  

Apr 21, 2019
Episode #67: @shelleygregoryhair on Success in the Salon

Influencer and working salon professional  Shelley Gregory is the 2nd  guest in our 6  part series on growing your career & business.  Shelley shares her experiences with proven, real-time tactics that have helped her build a successful and sustainable career in the salon. With appreciation to Salon Centric for sponsoring this important series.

Apr 14, 2019
Episode #66: Gerard Scarpaci, Hairbrained

Hairbrained Co-founder Gerard Scarpaci shares a deep dive into the personal and professional experiences that have made him who he is today - the #crafthairdresser's #crafthairdresser.  This is a not to be missed episode!

Apr 07, 2019
Episode #65: @staygold31 + @the_bloody_butcher LIVE

Join Sofie and Schorem's Rob (along with a passionate live audience in NYC) for a brilliant conversation with Gordon on the changing landscape of barbering/mens grooming, social media and so much more. 

Mar 31, 2019
Episode #64: Daniel Mason-Jones, Muse Salon & Spa

Renowned salon owner & educator Daniel Mason-Jones on the ins and outs of owning your own salon. The 1st guest in a series of 6 special episodes on key topics related to growing your career & business, Daniel dives into the big ideas that have propelled him to success as both an owner & working hairdresser. With appreciation to Salon Centric for sponsoring this important series.

Mar 24, 2019
Episode #63: Elisa Fischer, TIGI Professional

One of the industry’s most prominent executives, TIGI’s Elisa Fischer leads a passionate hairdresser-centric company, created by hairdressers, for hairdressers.  With responsibility for the North and South America and the Asia-Pacific regions, Elisa has a huge passion for advancing the careers of working professionals throughout the world. Listen in for some great advice and insights. 

Mar 17, 2019
Episode #62: 6 Guests, 1 Episode, #RedkenSymposium2019

Recorded LIVE during Redken’s 2019 Symposium, this episdoe features a variety of insights and great advice from Ann Mincey, @RebeccaTaylorHair, @CassandraPlatinum, @MichaelColeSummit, @HeyElizabethFaye and @Ryan.Weeden(@mastersofbalayage). 

Mar 10, 2019
Episode #61: Kelly Cardenas, JPMS National Educator

Kelly Cardenas is a renowned salon owner, career and business coach, JPMS national educator and, most recently, author.  Known throughout the industry as an inspiring figure, Kelly shares his remarkable story as well as some significant insights into building a sustainable business and career. 

Mar 03, 2019
Episode #60: Don Godfrey, 'The Don of Social Media', @fiidnt

Don Godfrey (the founder of @nothingbutpixies, @wickeddopehair and social media marketing coaching platform @fiidnt) goes deep into IG and related brand building best practices --and the story behind his rise in pro beauty. 

Feb 24, 2019
Episode #59: Janine Jarman, Hairroin Salons NYC / LA

Salon owner, working hairdresser, celebrity stylist and entrepreneurial spirit Janine Jarman shares the story behind her brilliant rise to success, best advice for creating your own and much more. 

Feb 17, 2019
Episode #58: Ursula Stephen, Celebrity Stylist

From 4 years in a high school beauty school program to traveling the world with Rhianna, @ursulastephen has had a unique and inspiring path to success.  The 'architect of style is a celebrity stylist, salon owner, working professional and emerging educator with a great outlook on life and career.  Listen in for some great lessons learned!

Feb 10, 2019
Episode #57: Johnny Ramirez, Ramirez l Tran Salon

Renowned Colorist, Redken Brand Ambassador and salon owner Johnny Ramirez goes deep into the fascinating story behind his rise to global prominence and success- and lessons learned along the way.  Gordon says this is an absolute "must listen to" episode! 

Feb 03, 2019
Episode #56: Mark Hayes

Mark Hayes is one of the world’s most revered educators and artistic forces.  The international creative director of Vidal Sassoon Academies and Salons is back for a second engaging conversation with Gordon.  Be sure to check out episode #23 for Mark’s 1st episode with us.

Jan 27, 2019
Episode #55: Najah Aziz, @najahliketheriver

#Gamechanger salon owner, educator, influencer and celebrity stylist Najah Aziz talks about the transition (and lessons learned) from life in a corporate 'cubicle' to that of a high profile success story in the professional salon industry.

Jan 20, 2019
Episode #54: Alfredo Lewis, Educator/Influencer

Alfredo Lewis has been credited with playing a significant role in the rise of Influencers as brand ambassadors in pro beauty. Talking about everything from his 25 year professional journey (from hairdresser to Influencer) to social best practices and more, Alfredo offers up some great advice and insights. 

Jan 13, 2019
Episode #53: David Thurston, Pulp Riot Founder & CEO

Seen across the industry as a leader in pro-active disruptive change, Pulp Riot's David Thurston joins Gordon for a free wheeling, far ranging conversation on everything from the state of social media for pro beauty to business model trends.

Jan 06, 2019
Episode #52: Part 2 - Lessons Learned + Best Advice for 2019

All NEW year end smart convo’s with Robert Cromeans, @staygold31, Anh Co Tran, Garren, @chelseavonnejames, @andrewdoeshair, @cassandraplatinum and Stephen Moody - each sharing great insights and advice for the new year. 

Dec 30, 2018
Episode #51: Lessons Learned + Best Advice for 2019 - Part 1

Join Hb for a year-end line up of inspiring all-new 'quick' conversations with: 
Tabatha Coffey, @popular_nobody, DJ Muldoon, Jay Wesley Olson, @phildoeshair, Keri Davis-Duffy & Sam Villa (plus bonus chat with Hairbrained's Courtney Bright).

Dec 23, 2018
Episode #50: @lisalovesbalayage Talks Social

Educator/Influencer Lisa Walker, aka @lisalovesbalayage, joins Gordon for a deep dive into Social Media best practices as a follow up to her tremendously popular Episode #42. 

Dec 16, 2018
Episode #49: Nina L. Kovner, @PassionSquared

Passion Squared's 'Chief Awesomeness Empowerer' Nina Kovner is a renowned coach, mentor, and thought-leader in social and digital for pro beauty. Nina joins Gordon for a deep conversation about the big ideas behind succeeding on social platforms. 

Dec 09, 2018
Episode #48: Tatum Neill, Elevate Hair

The creative director of New Orleans based Paris Parker Salons, #crafthairdresser,  Aveda North American Artistic Team member, DJ & founder of Elevate Hair Tatum Neill talks social media, content creation and the intersection of his passion for music and hair. 

Dec 02, 2018
Episode #47: Tabatha Coffey + Selina Tomasich, founder of Hair Aid

A very special conversation with our friend Tabatha Coffey and humanitarian  Selina Tomasich, the founder of Hair Aid, an Australian based charitable organization focused on lifting people out of critical poverty by sharing basic haircutting skills.  Please visit @hairaidinc on IG or for info. 

Nov 25, 2018
Episode #46: Garren, Howard McLaren & Thom Priano

The iconic co-founders of R+Co join Hb (and a live audience) from their Vision On event to share their stories as well as views on the state of salons, creating success and standing out in these competitive times.

Nov 18, 2018
Episode #45: @hairf**cker (Kirill and Maria)

Russian hairdressers, educators, and artists Kirill and Maria have together created Hairf**cker a unique salon space, educational collective, and content studio that has gained a passionate global following of craft hairdressers.  Listen in to a fascinating conversation about art, inspiration, punk, and passion with the hairbrained video awards nominee and winner of the HVA video of the year.  Note: replace the ** with 'uc' to find them on IG! 

Nov 11, 2018
Episode #44: Drew Schaefering, L’Oréal Professionnel Artist

NYC based L’Oréal Professionnel educator/artist, session stylist, celebrity hairdresser and founder of the Cruxe tool brand Drew Schaefering shares insights into successfully navigating a multi-faceted, fast-paced career.

Nov 04, 2018
Episode #43: Shelley Gregory (@shelleygregoryhair)

Shelley Gregory is a working colorist, stylist and brand ambassador (L'Oreal Professionnel, Dyson and SalonCentric) who is also one of the industry's most recognized "Influencers".  Her take on building salon success - leveraging real-time tools and relationships - is filled with great insights (as is her take on the current state of Instagram). 

Oct 28, 2018
Episode #42: Lisa Walker ( @lisalovesbalayage )
Known around the world as a leading hair color educator and 'influencer"(as well as the founder of the Master Boot Camp), Lisa shares the story behind her many years of struggling to succeed in the salon- and the many inspiring lessons learned along the way. She also shares great insights into creating success in the salon using Instagram. 'A not to be missed episode!!' - Gordon
Oct 21, 2018
Episode #41: Philip Ring (@phildoeshair)

Recorded LIVE in Paris during the @OMChairworld Championships, Philip Ring joins Gordon for an inspired conversation delving into everything from the story behind his career growth to how he views his ADHD as an advantage as an artist (and working hairdresser).  He also share the inspiring story of his personal battle with cancer.

Oct 14, 2018
Episode #40: Trevor Attenborough, Kao Salon division

Trevor Attenborough, VP, Americas Region for Kao Salon (owners of Goldwell, KMS and Oribe) talks about the power of 'digital disruption' to transform our industry in positive ways. Trevor discusses with the impact of Voice, AR, AI, and VR technologies- as well as the expectations of millennials relative to salons and the adoption of technology. Gordon says "a not to be missed episode!"

Oct 07, 2018
Episode #39: James Pecis, Oribe Global Ambassador

James Pecis collaborates with some of fashion's most innovative names. A leader in the world of editorial and runway hair, James is also involved in Oribe product development, education, editorial shoots, and fashion events.  James shares with Gordon a BTS look at his life in hair and fashion. 

Sep 30, 2018
Episode #38: Keri Davis-Duffy, Beauty Backbone

Co-owner of the award-winning Gila Rut Salons, Keri is also co-founder of Beauty Backbone, a one-of-a-kind educational company helping salons to grow and succeed.  A renowned business educator and coach, Keri shares a long list of powerful insights with Gordon. 

Sep 23, 2018
Episode #37: Ann Mincey, Redken 5th Avenue NYC

For over 40 years, Ann Mincey has traveled the world on behalf of Redken, sharing the history and stories behind the brand.  The renowned educator and brand ambassador has dedicated her career to inspiring professionals and salons owners alike. Ann shares her own story and some great advice with Gordon.

Sep 16, 2018
Episode #36: Garren, Co-founder, R+Co

With over 1000 magazine covers to his credit, Garren's name is synonymous with the highest level of unparalleled style and sophistication. One of the world's most renowned editorial and session stylists, he has worked with a long list of celebrities including Kendall Jenner, Jennifer Lopez, Victoria Beckham, Linda Evangelista, and Madonna. Listen in as Garren shares the story behind his iconic career.

Sep 09, 2018
Episode #35: Special Edition - A Podcast about Podcasts

Pro beauty podcasters Eric Taylor (The Hair Game) and Corey Gray + Tony Stewart (Your Day Off) join Gordon to talk about their experiences and learnings connecting with both guests and audiences in this 'new' and dynamic content form. 

Sep 02, 2018
Episode #34: DJ Muldoon, theFactory Hair

Renowned independent educator and founder/co-owner of theFactory is a master of the craft who believes that ‘Knowledge Destroys Fear’. The former Sassoon and JPMS educator shares his one-a-kind story and lessons learned along the way. 

Aug 26, 2018
Episode #33: Colin Caruso, Salon CARU / John Paul Mitchell Systems

Colorist, salon owner and Artistic Director of Color for John Paul Mitchell Systems, Colin Caruso shares a long list of inspired insights into creating career and business success.  One of JPMS’s most sought-after educators and coaches, Colin shares some highly valuable lessons. 


Aug 19, 2018
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