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

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".


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

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...


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

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,...


Episode 02: Sonya Dove - A Talk About Authenticity

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.


Episode 01: Michael Polsinelli and the Creative Process

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.


Episode 00: Introducing Pro Beauty Talks

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.