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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, Hairbrained.me ceo and self-proclaimed social media evangelist.

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, Hairbrained.me ceo and self-proclaimed social media evangelist.
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United States

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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, Hairbrained.me ceo and self-proclaimed social media evangelist.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode #96: Live from Paris at the OMC HairWorld Championships

10/20/2019
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OMC leaders, competitions and judges join us for a look at the world of hair competitions - and the varied reasons competing benefits the careers of so many. Guests include OMC’s Social Media Director Vincent Fodera, Puerto Rico’s Peter Cardon, Canada’s Briana Cook, and Sweden’s Joakim Roos as well as first-time competitor and hb community member Edward Kutana (USA).

Duration:01:04:32

Episode #95: @RebeccaTaylorHair

10/13/2019
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Educator, colorist, and entrepenuer Rebecca Taylor has successfully navigated the shifting social media landscape as a public figure (within the profession) for ten+ years - and there's no end in sight to her growing success. Rebecca shares her very personal career story as well as her views on coming changes to social media for beauty - and news about her newly opened salon.

Duration:01:01:29

Episode #94: Whitney Vermeer

10/6/2019
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@WhitneyVermeer is a renowned men’s groomer, educator, award-winning editorial stylist, & entrepreneur. The Andis Creative Lead of Global Education & Mitzutani platform artist shares her backstory, many of the lessons learned over the course of her career, as well as some great insights into creating a long, diverse career.

Duration:01:03:18

Episode #93: Min Kim, @minkimcolorist

9/29/2019
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Celebrity Colorist, L'Oreal Professionnel Global Artist, Educator and member of LP's Le Collectif Team, Min Kim talks about some of her favorite obsessions: beauty, hair color, life in the salon and on the road as an educator, her family...and lessons learned along the way.

Duration:01:03:32

Episode #92: Dee DeLuca-Mattos, ECRU New York

9/22/2019
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With 35 years of experience in the world of fashion & beauty, VP of Business Development at ECRU New York, Dee DeLuca-Mattos has a unique point of view informed by her work across virtually every segment of our industry. Listen in for a great conversation with Gordon about branding & marketing for salons & professionals.

Duration:01:09:21

Episode #91: Jude Viola, @judeviola

9/15/2019
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#Crafthairdresser Jude Viola joins us for an introspective conversation about her career and life journey - one that has taken her from getting a college degree in banking to being inspired 'by a pixie cut' to start her career in hairdressing. Gordon call this one "an instant favorite episode".

Duration:01:07:54

Episode #90: Betsy Hamlett, @alfaparfusa

9/8/2019
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Listen in for insights and observations from the unique point of view of Alfaparf Milano USA's SVP of Sales and Education, Betsy Hamlett. The long-time industry executive shares her career story as well as a look into trends, best practices, and lessons learned along the way.

Duration:01:03:31

Episode #89: Rory Sevajian, @fadedinc

9/1/2019
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Barber, men's groomer, educator and family man Rory Sevajian takes us from his early days of working 'illegally' in a barbershop to his journey into cosmetology, missteps along the way - and lessons learned on his way to creating success for himself and his family.

Duration:01:04:16

Episode #88: Nancy Braun, L'Oréal Professionnel

8/25/2019
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Renowned L'Oréal Pro artist, educator, salon owner and balayage guru Nancy Braun shares her truly unique career journey -plus insights into creating success as a colorist as well as a business owner.

Duration:01:07:10

Episode #87: Richard Kavanagh, Redken Global Artist

8/18/2019
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Richard Kavanagh is an award-winning, internationally renowned Redken artist & Session Stylist; Global Creative Director of New Zealand based salons Rodney Wayne Group; Creative Director ghd (for Australia and NZ) AND the innovative co-founder/ceo of piiq Digital. He was also 'squished by a dinosaur' as an actor in the movie King Kong. Tune in to learn more about Richard's fascinating story.

Duration:01:13:30

Episode #86: Ricardo Dinis, Aveda

8/11/2019
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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 episode'.

Duration:01:13:13

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

8/4/2019
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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.

Duration:01:05:17

Episode #84: @alfredo_lewis + @philipwolffhair

7/28/2019
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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.

Duration:00:48:29

Episode #83: Chad Kenyon, @chadkenyon

7/21/2019
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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.

Duration:01:03:47

Episode #82: Emilie Poisson, L’Oréal Professionnel

7/14/2019
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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.

Duration:00:56:31

Episode #81: Antony Whitaker, @growmysalonbusiness

7/7/2019
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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.

Duration:01:04:18

Episode #80: Aga Dondzik, Celebrity Stylist

6/30/2019
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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.

Duration:00:40:06

Episode #79: Sam Daly, @bottleblonde76

6/23/2019
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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.

Duration:01:04:34

Episode #78: @JoelTorresStyle, TIGI

6/16/2019
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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.

Duration:01:07:44

Episode #77: Sam Villa, @samvillahair

6/9/2019
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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.

Duration:00:50:36