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Episode 13: Robert Schaeffler - Insights into #mydentity, Guy Tang & #hairbesties

10/17/2018
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With a meteoric career with Henkel under his belt, Robert Schaeffler brings wisdom and a connectivity to the beauty industry that is beautifully matched to where and how our young creatives want to learn, receive information, and grow. In this interview with podcast host Melanie Kopeikin, Robert shares his own journey, how #mydentity came about, and what it is like working with Guy Tang. He also shares his thoughts about the industry, and how social media can be a blessing or a curse....

Duration:00:50:12

Episode 12-2: BCN Partner Highlight - Up Close Look at Sport Clips & SuperCuts

10/10/2018
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This second part of a two-part series highlights two great industry companies that have locations all over the country and some even outside of the country. Both of these companies participate as 'partners' of Beauty Cast Network. meaning that some of their employment opportunities are listed there. That is one way to find out more about what might be available in the way of jobs. During the first half of our podcast, you will hear from Julie Vargas from Sport Clips. In the second half, you...

Duration:00:35:49

Episode 12-1: BCN Partner Highlight - Up Close Look at the Ratner Companies

10/3/2018
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After recording Episode 8 of Pro Beauty Talks with Penny Burns from Beauty Cast Network, and learning about its relationship with top salon chains in the country, host Melanie Kopeikin had the chance to sit down with top executives within these growing organizations to discover what they were all about, how they service their clients and their team members, and what makes them unique. Debbie Wiseman, SVP of Hair Cuttery Sales & Operations and Salon Professional began her career with Ratner...

Duration:00:46:50

Episode 11-6: Salon Business Series - Change by Neil Ducoff from Strategies

9/26/2018
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In this six-part series, Neil Ducoff from Strategies focuses in on the 6 most important business outcomes and topics each and every owner must embrace, understand and execute against in their business each and every day. In this sixth episode in the series, Neil discusses why it is important to embrace change and why most owners are afraid to do it. He advises leaders to have absolute clarity on where they are taking their company and why they must "rock their own boat". For more from Neil...

Duration:00:58:07

Episode 11-5: Salon Business Series - Leadership by Neil Ducoff from Strategies

9/17/2018
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In this six-part series, Neil Ducoff from Strategies focuses in on the 6 most important business outcomes and topics each and every owner must embrace, understand and execute against in their business each and every day. In this fifth episode in the series, Neil discusses the importance of leadership in the salon and how the four business outcomes are tied together. After listening to this episode, check out Neil's book "No-Compromise Leadership: A Higher Standard of Leadership, Thinking,...

Duration:01:04:49

Episode 11-4: Salon Business Series - Customer Loyalty by Neil Ducoff from Strategies

8/29/2018
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In this six-part series, Neil Ducoff from Strategies focuses in on the 6 most important business outcomes and topics each and every owner must embrace, understand and execute against in their business each and every day. In this fourth episode in the series, Neil discusses the importance of customer loyalty and how the attitude of the salon affects the customers. He encourages owners to measure client retention for new customers and existing ones. Neil talks about prebook rate and why it is...

Duration:01:00:35

Episode 11-3: Salon Business Series - Staff Retention by Neil Ducoff from Strategies

8/22/2018
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In this six-part series, Neil Ducoff from Strategies focuses in on the 6 most important business outcomes and topics each and every owner must embrace, understand and execute against in their business each and every day. In this third episode in the series, Neil discusses the importance of staff retention and recruitment. He discusses how culture aka "attitude" of the salon fits into the employee's job satisfaction and how to avoid a walkout. Ongoing efforts to coach, inspire and encourage...

Duration:00:56:43

Episode 11-2: Salon Business Series - Profitability by Neil Ducoff from Strategies

8/15/2018
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In this six-part series, Neil Ducoff from Strategies focuses in on the 6 most important business outcomes and topics each and every owner must embrace, understand and execute against in their business each and every day. In this second episode in the series, Neil discusses the importance of profitability and cash reserves. He encourages owners to consistently monitor the business vital signs in order to stay in control of the financial health of the salon/spa business. Neil reminds us to...

Duration:01:11:37

Episode 11-1: Salon Business Series - Productivity by Neil Ducoff from Strategies

8/8/2018
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In this six-part series, Neil Ducoff from Strategies focuses in on the 6 most important business outcomes and topics each and every owner must embrace, understand and execute against in their business each and every day. In this first episode in the series, Neil discusses the importance of Productivity and how to measure your salon's productivity rate. He also discusses why it is more important to measure retention vs. request rate and why you must take control over where you want your...

Duration:01:04:55

Episode 10: Matthew Fairfax - Making Dreams a Reality in the US and Cambodia

8/8/2018
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Matthew Fairfax is president/CEO of James Alan Salon & Spa in Seattle Washington. Just a few years ago, Matthew and his colleague Lauren Ebright were on a salon retreat with each other. The two of them discovered their shared passion and desire to make a difference. Before they ever even communicated it to each other, they were individually introduced to the horrors of sex trafficking and the impact on young women, young men, and children around the world. With the support of their...

Duration:00:51:56

Episode 09: Nicholas French - A Talk About Making A Difference in the Beauty World

7/26/2018
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Nicholas French's heritage hails from his father Freddy French (French of London) who was an early groundbreaker in the British hair industry creating key looks that changed the way we look at hair today. Nicholas has followed in his father's footsteps with a far more global outreach having produced over 1,500 education shows and seminars worldwide. He has expanded his interests to include working in print, video, and film, and has traveled the world as an international icon. In this...

Duration:00:56:17

Episode 08: Penny Burns - Connect, Grow & Advance with Beauty Cast Network

7/12/2018
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Join us as we talk with Penny Burns, Founder & CEO of Beauty Cast Network about what needs she saw in the industry that led her to the creation of BCN. She is dedicated to helping beauty professionals throughout their career path to connect, grow, and advance. The company's dedication to beauty professionals and their careers is demonstrated through the BCN online resources, Job fairs, seminars, and more. Future podcasts will feature some of the partners of BCN as they share information...

Duration:00:35:13

Episode 07: Reuben Carranza - Advice for Beauty Professionals: Get Involved!

7/4/2018
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Reuben Carranza was just appointed the president of Olaplex after more than three decades of experience and expertise in growing beauty businesses. In this podcast, Reuben shares his thoughts about his new role. He also stresses the importance of the professional license that industry professionals work hard to earn and need to protect. As Chairman of the Board for the Professional Beauty Association, Reuben provides insight and advice about how important it is to get involved and be active...

Duration:00:41:31

Episode 06: Neil Ducoff - A Talk about a Bike, Business and Courage

6/27/2018
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Neil Ducoff, CEO, and Founder of Strategies is an accomplished author, speaker, consultant, and coach in the beauty industry. He is also a passionate cyclist. In this episode, Neil shares details of the horrific accident he had last year when he was struck by a car while riding his bike. He talks about overcoming physical adversity, his miraculous recovery, and the connectivity between being tenacious and courageous in your business life and your personal life. Watch for a 6 part series from...

Duration:00:54:41

Episode 05: John Heffner- Leadership in Beauty "Founder" Organizations

6/20/2018
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Melanie Kopeikin interviews John Heffner, CEO of the successful salon chain, the Drybar. John's career is built on multi-faceted experience with premier "founder" companies including Creative Nail Design, OPI, and currently, the Drybar. John shares the attributes of successful entrepreneurs and sheds light on why he is often called the "founder whisperer".

Duration:00:36:38

Episode 04: Daniel Kaner - Oribe Hair Care & Kao Salon Division: Synergies & Opportunities for the Future

6/13/2018
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We were thrilled to have the opportunity to catch up with Daniel Kaner, president of Oribe Hair Care, and have a talk about what is happening at Oribe. Daniel has had a long successful career in the beauty industry starting at Aveda, then Bumble and Bumble, and as co-founder and now president of Oribe. Previously we had an opportunity to speak with Cory Couts, Kao Salon Division global president about the acquisition of Oribe by Kao and we thought it would be great to spend some time with...

Duration:00:35:15

Episode 03: Cory Couts - The Kao USA & Oribe Hair Care Marriage

6/6/2018
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In this episode of Pro Beauty Talks, Cory Couts, Global President for Kao Salon Division, shares details about the acquisition of Oribe Hair Care by KAO USA. Oribe was acquired late in 2017 after a long-standing alliance between the two companies. KAO is known as a global powerhouse whose US brand portfolio includes Goldwell and KMS. Oribe Hair Care enjoys prestige positioning in the professional salon industry and is recognized for its innovative formulations, top performing products,...

Duration:00:32:01

Episode 02: Sonya Dove - A Talk About Authenticity

5/17/2018
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In Episode 2 of the podcast, host Melanie Kopeikin speaks with award-winning hair dresser Sonya Dove. During their conversation Melanie & Sonya discuss many things, including Sonya's impressive resume as a highly respected hair-colorist, award winning hair dresser & member of the Ulta Beauty Pro Team. The two also discuss Sonya's openness about her vulnerabilities as well as her journey professionally up to this point.

Duration:00:37:39

Episode 01: Michael Polsinelli and the Creative Process

5/17/2018
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In Episode 1 of the podcast, host Melanie Kopeikin sits down with globally recognized hair-dresser, salon owner & platform artist Michael Polsinelli. With over 20 years of experience in his industry, Michael is known & respected for his unique approach to his art form. Listen as Melanie & Michael discuss his creative process, how he manifests his creative ideas through his craft & what it has taken for him to be a leader in the industry.

Duration:00:52:53

Episode 00: Introducing Pro Beauty Talks

5/16/2018
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In this trailer episode for Pro Beauty Talks, we hear from Melanie Kopeikin, the host & producer of the podcast as she gives the listener insight into the professional beauty industry & what you can expect to hear from Season 1 of the podcast.

Duration:00:24:58