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Episode 20 - Relaxing

This week on Ride or Dye we're talking about downtime! But first, we talk about a very weird service experience we had while going out for Adrian's new job. Then, we get into what we do to relax including meditation (which Taylor discovered he's into all of a sudden), hobbies (like going paddling in a foldable kayak in Lake Michigan? WTF?!?), and the "Treat Yo Self" method. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:55:36

Episode 19 - The Updates

This week on Ride or Dye it's the 4th of July and we've got tons of updates! We talk about the craziness that happens on our little beach on the 4th, Adrian had her last day at the salon, we've got a Secret Shopper update, Taylor got his ego stroked by a client who fired him but came back, and a listener email from our Steakhouse Sammy Episode. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:44:41

Episode 18 - Gimmicks

This week on Ride or Dye we discuss how to motivate Adrian to get motivated in social media, our preferred methods of celebrating, what a Pastapalooza looks like, Adrian finally learns how to say "Amatriciana" and how mistakes can strengthen the bond with a server, and why you should skip this weeks appointment with Adrian. There's a new gimmick in the neighborhood and Taylor f*cking hates it! we discuss the new marshmallow cafe and mac n' cheese spots that just opened in the hood, hair...

Duration: 01:08:15

Episode 17 - Occupational Hazards

This week on Ride or Dye we're talking about Occupational Hazards! Taylor's got a hair in his throat and it's making his voice all husky, people are having strokes in salons, and there are even some emotional hazards lurking around. Enjoy!

Duration: 01:07:32

Episode 16 - Secrets

Oh Man! This episode is a doozy! We've got a big announcement to make! And no, we're not pregnant, that's just a food-bump from celebrating at our favorite restaurant. Not only do we have a big announcement, but we've been keeping a secret! This week we talk about why we're not a big fan of having to keep secrets or having to tell them. We also discuss a few times in the salon where we've been affected by other peoples secrets. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:48:50

Episode 15 - Secret Shoppers

This week on Ride or Dye we talk about secret shoppers! Who the hell are they and why are they secret shopping? Can they really be trusted? Plus, we talk about times we've been bamboozled by disingenuous clients...and the story of one client who recently came into our salon with some seriously ill intent! Enjoy!

Duration: 00:52:59

Episode 15 - Live from Tucson!

We're BACK! This week on Ride or Dye we explain our brief hiatus, discuss what the strange odor in our hotel might be, we explain why chalkboard menus are BS, Adrian puts on Kabuki makeup and dances on glass, and Papa Hanlon takes us to work...at a cemetery! Enjoy!

Duration: 00:36:57

Episode 14 - Classes

This week on Ride or Dye Adrian's heading to a class with Ramirez-Tran, two of the biggest names in our industry right now. We discuss past classes we've taken, ones we've taught, and some of the pitfalls we've encountered when selecting where we spend our education dollars. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:57:42

Episode 13 - It's Firing Season

This week on Ride or Dye the ghost haunting Adrian's schedule finally gets her comeuppance, we discuss what goes into the decision to fire a client from a salon, and Taylor makes the tough decision to fire his massage guy after making him lay on some weird sheets. Oh, and Adrian has to read a super bizarre Audible drop! Enjoy!

Duration: 01:14:58

Episode 12 - Sick Days

*Cough* This week on *cough* Ride or Dye we talk about sick days and the tough decisions we're faced with when we're not feeling 100%. We also discuss why it is that Adrian is never sick, this stupid new show on Netflix we can't stop watching, and the ghost appointment haunting Adrian's days. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:54:58

Episode 11 - Steakhouse Sam

This week on Ride or Dye we welcome Sam, one of Chicago's best servers, to the show! We get his insights on how to anticipate the needs of particular types of diners, how to know your place in the service industry, how charming is too charming, and we've even got stories of people peeing in the dining room! Oh, and we bring back our Terrible Yelp Reviews to look at some of the worst reviews for Sam's restaurant. Enjoy! www.rideordyepodcast.com rideordyepodcast@gmail.com Don't forget to...

Duration: 01:16:38

Episode 10 - The Perks of Being a Regular

This week on Ride or Dye we discuss the benefits of being a regular, tips on how to find a good spot, how to get that "regular" status, and we read some hilarious Yelp reviews from one of our favorite regular spots. Enjoy!

Duration: 01:11:17

Episode 9

This week on Ride or Dye we discuss how we celebrated Taylor's Birthday (including a chalice of Biscuits and Gravy, sleepy Uber drivers, and our favorite comedian), our thoughts on Ted Gibson suddenly closing his salon, and we share some of our own experiences on big workplace shakeups. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:55:38


This week on Ride or Dye we cap off our trip to NYC, read some listener mail, look at the latest fashion trends from Paris Fashion Week (you can follow along on Instagram), we recap the restaurant adventures of Butterknuckles, tell the harrowing tale of our journey home, and follow up on that terrible stage show from last week. Enjoy!

Duration: 01:15:15

Episode 007

This week on Ride or Dye we're in NEW YORK...and we're f'ing stuck here! It's ok though cause we have lots to talk about, including what it's like to do hair and talk in front groups of people, our thoughts on the 'Bob Ross' of hairdressing, douchey MCs, trotting out garbage hair cutting, and we're gonna go eat some Bobby Flay food. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:46:48

Episode 006

This week we look at when sharing spaces goes bad, why we hate communal dining, outsiders butting into conversations, and why buckets of fried chicken don't belong in salons. Oh, and we uncover Adrian's superhero persona! Enjoy!

Duration: 00:52:49

Episode 5 - The Oscars

This week we tickle Adrian's earbuds with some ASMR videos, we give our thoughts on this year's Oscars, and we discuss the "color changing hair dye" that took the internet by storm. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:45:23

Episode 4 - The Grammys

This week on Ride or Dye we talk about all these dudes creeping on Adrian, why we think awards shows are insufferable, what we thought about Adele's "mulligan" and what it's like to take a professional do-over. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:49:42

Episode 3 - Bad Ideas

On this week's episode of Ride or Dye we discuss our approach when clients have bad ideas, we watch some people deal with bad haircuts on Youtube, we find out how far is too far down the internet rabbit-hole, and we discover that Adrian might have a STALKER! Enjoy!

Duration: 00:44:10

Episode 2

This week on Ride or Dye we discuss how we celebrated our first episode, why we hate Chicago Restaurant Week, doing discounted hair services, and we make some prop bets on the Super Bowl. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:50:10

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