August 2, 2020
Owner of one of the leading @Aveda concept salons in the world, @VanCouncil joins Gordon to talk about pandemic related lessons learned from the re-opening of his renowned Van Michael Salons in Atlanta, Georgia.  Among the 1st salons to reopen in the USA following the widespread Covid-19 related shutdowns, Van talks about the practical aspects of his reopening strategy and related experience plus his take on the coming 'new normal' - including changes to salon environments, the evolving expectations of gue
July 26, 2020
@TabathaCoffey joins Gordon to talk MONEY(yours!) and offer her thoughts on why it's more important than ever to have a personal plan to make the most of yours. Whether planning proactively for unexpected emergencies, buying your first house (or salon) or retirement, how we think about money matters -  and Tabatha gives us lots to think about in this episode. Tremendous thanks to @SalonCentric for supporting this series; and to @Matrix Global Business Ambassador Tabatha Coffey for joining our important conversations related to salons re-opening successfully in the face of coronavirus. #ItTakesAPro
July 19, 2020
NYC based salon owner, consultant, and educator @LoreanCairns shares her thoughts and experiences around her reopening salons across multiple states in the face of a global pandemic. The author of Culture Fox: How to Cultivate a Lasting Culture walks us through key strategies and tactics in facing the near term of reopening - as well as thoughts on the longer term, quickly approaching 'new normal'.
July 12, 2020
Owner of the iconic Manhattan-based salon group, a longtime L'Oreal Professionnel Color salon, Frédéric Fekkai joins Gordon to discuss salons adjusting to the coming 'new normal' (given Covid-19), the power of great branding, becoming a salon owner, finding the right partnerships and more. One of the most recognized Celebrity Stylists of all time, @fekkai also gives his take on the changing social and digital media world - and its impacts on salons and professionals.
July 8, 2020
Sam Villa on the evolving salon experience and how professionals can proactively adapt to our fast-changing world. Thanks to SalonCentric for bringing the co-founder of, @Redken Global Artistic Ambassador, and @SalonCentric to our ongoing, important conversation related to salons re-opening in the face of coronavirus.
July 5, 2020
Salon owner, #crafthairdresser, and educator @BeauBollinger joins us for a conversation sharing the story behind his successful career, his outspoken and proactive attitudes towards the coronavirus' impact on the salon industry -as well as sharing thoughts on how to create a great career in the salon.
July 1, 2020
Salons across the world are rethinking how to best serve clients - while keeping them safe, healthy, AND happy. R+Co President Dan Langer has long been passionate about creating unique and memorable experiences - and inspiring professionals to do the same in the salon. In the face of coronavirus, Dan offers great insights and advice on how to up your game in every aspect of the business - and to recognize the opportunities to be found by salons and professionals in the 'new normal' ahead of us all.
June 28, 2020
@TippiShorter shares unique insights into her life as a successful celebrity hairstylist, renowned texture expert, respected educator and so much more. The Global Artistic Director for Mizani has spent decades helping to lead the way in proactively changing attitudes in the professional salon industry around the big ideas of texture and race. From the impact of Covid-19 and the #BlackLivesMatter movement on our industry to a discussion around the larger issue of needed changes in the salon industry, this c
June 24, 2020
SalonCentric ambassador, #ittakesapro artist, and corrective color "ninja' Cassandra McGlaughlin shares insights and projections related to hair color services in a post-Covid-19 world. With hair color driving the majority of service dollars in salons today, the evolution of client attitudes towards time in the salon will likely play a critical role in color service trends, as well as salon finances. Cassandra shares her take on this issue and much more. Thanks to @SalonCentric for their support.
June 21, 2020
@TIGIprofessionals Americas Creative Director & VP of Education Thomas Osborn joins Gordon to share his take on our changing world (and what trends might remain with us post 'reopening'), share the unique story behind his professional career as one of the industry's leading educators, and give us some insights into the future of TIGI and education.
June 17, 2020
SalonCentric ambassador and renowned influencer @ShelleyGregoryHair shares her insights into life as an independent working hairdresser as we all work our way through salon re-openings following the Coronavirus related nationwide shutdown. An #ittakesapro artist, Shelley shares her approach to client communication, rethinking day-to-day life in the salon, home hair color kits, pricing, and much more. Thanks to @SalonCentric for their support in creating this important 6-part series.
June 14, 2020
Self-described "LA Curly Hairstylist", educator and Paul Mitchell Ambassador Paula Peralta joins Gordon to discuss #blacklivesmatter, including her personal and professional experiences as a black woman and hairdresser. Paula also shares insights into how we can respond as professionals to the growing calls for racial justice in America and a more inclusive professional beauty industry.
June 11, 2020
One of the industry's most respected business educators and coaches, Daniel Mason-Jones shares his experience and perspective on successfully re-opening his salon following the coronavirus related shut down of salons nationally. The SalonCentric ambassador and #ittakesapro artist shares his blueprint for re-opening - including effective client communication, teamwork, changes to scheduling and services menus, and much more.
June 7, 2020
Colin Caruso is a renowned educator, working colorist, owner of Salon CARU, and John Paul Mitchell Systems' Director of Color. In this episode, we discuss thoughts on the coming post Coronavirus 'new normal' - and how salons and professionals can best succeed going forward. We also take a deep dive into Paul Mitchell's newly launched Social Gathering digital resource center and communal platform - designed to support the entire industry in successfully reopening.
May 31, 2020
Wella Professionals' North American Education Director Stephen Moody is one of the industry’s most recognized and respected educators. Stephen shares his observations related to possible coming trends as the world begins to consider a new sort of normal in day-to-day life.... and in day to day beauty for the consumer. We also discuss Stephen's thoughts on how to come back stronger than ever behind the chair.
May 24, 2020
Aveda Global Artistic Director, Hair Styling Allen Ruiz is an award-winning artist (NAHA x 2!), editorial stylist, successful salon owner, working professional and renowned educator. Listen in as Allen discusses with Gordon the Covid-19 related changes occurring throughout the industry, and his team's plan to proactively react to lessons learned as a salon owner and globe-trotting educator for 20+ years.
May 17, 2020
Kao's Cory Couts (Global President, Salon Division) and Trevor Attenborough (Vice President, Americas Region) offer up an insightful global perspective on how salons are reacting to and recovering from the pandemic.  Home to Goldwell, Oribe, and KMS, Kao has recently launched a global effort - the Kao Salon Recovery Initiative in support of the global salon community - the details of which we dig into in this episode.
May 10, 2020
Industry veteran John Moroney, VP Creative and Communication for Kao Salon Global (home to Goldwell, KMS, and Oribe), offers a global perspective on salons - as well as details behind #WorthTheWait, a consumer-facing social media campaign reminding clients of their unique relationship with salon professionals. The program is just one part of Kao's Salon Industry Recovery Initiative helping salons recover and rebuild as they emerge from the COVID-19 crisis.
May 6, 2020
Anthony & Pat Mascolo, TIGI co-founder and International Artistic Director and TIGI Global Make-up Director respectively, join Hb for a talk about the day to day life passions that drive their immense creativity. Married since 1986, Anthony and Pat are also co-editors in chief of -- one of the industry's most fascinating 'media' websites and print publications - one very much focused on 'the anthropology of hair.' Listen in for another inspired conversation with industry legends.
May 3, 2020
R+Co co-founder @HowardMcLaren shares his passion for art (including his interest in creating collages), as part of his larger interest in creativity - and how it feeds his work as a globally renowned artist hairdresser.  We also discuss the impact of "Stay at Home" response to Coronavirus on professionals and how to make the most of our changing world.
April 26, 2020
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 award-winning colorist and editorial stylist (including 2020 NAHA!). Lucie shares some of the personal passions that help define who she is as a human -and inspire her work as one of the most creative professionals we know. From the Hb Conversation archives: Check out Episode #20 with Lucie for a deeper di
April 22, 2020
Sassoon Salons and Academies International Creative Director Mark Hayes shares a behind-the-scenes look into the passions that have influenced him personally and professionally throughout his 40+ year career. For added context from Mark, listen in to popular episodes #23 and #56- conversations with one of the industry's leading educational leaders.
April 19, 2020
Alfredo Lewis, Lisa Walker, Paul Falltrick, Desmond Murray, and Constance Robbins each join Gordon for a 1-on-1 conversation in Part 2 of this series focused on bringing to our audience the voices of leading educators and artists from the world of Matrix.  This varied collection of conversations offers up a diverse list of lessons learned, great advice, and varied experiences.  Go back to Episode #118 to experience Part 1.
April 15, 2020
Next stop - a lakeside home not far outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota where @antoinettebeenders, Global Creative Director, Senior Vice President of Creative for @Aveda, took the time (while 'self-isolating') to share the stories behind her passions for photography, art, fashion, nature and more.  One of the industry's most highly recognized and awarded artists, Antoinette never fails to inspire.
April 12, 2020
With Coronavirus taking over so much of our collective conversations as of late, we are changing things up a bit by digging into the personal side of some of our favorite educators/artists. First up is Anh Co Tran, creator of "Lived In Hair" and Global Creative Director for Milbon, who shares many of his personal passions as well as a conversation about how they fit into his professional work.
April 5, 2020
Neeko and Tanya Abriol are successful celebrity stylists and co-owners of the Lab Lounge in Beverly Hills. Four-time NAHA winner Neeko Abriol has helped make over clients like Halle Berry, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nathalie Emmanuel, Tyra Banks, and Pink. Partner in business and life, Tanya Abriol counts Sandra Bullock, Kate Hudson, Salma Hayek, and Gwyneth Paltrow among her roster of A-list clients.  Listen in for some great insights into developing a long-lasting career, suite life (versus traditional salon) – as well as advice on working in the salon as a married couple.  
March 29, 2020
Pulp Riot founder & CEO David Thurston joins Gordon for a talk about coping with Coronavirus, how to best prepare for the coming, post-crisis ‘new normal’, and much more. Known throughout the professional salon industry as an entrepreneur, educator, and disrupter, David is passionate about sharing his considerable insights on how to adapt to the changes caused by the digital revolution and thrive in the new world.
March 22, 2020
Longtime Hairbrained community member Shannel Mariano says she graduated beauty school "not knowing how to cut hair. People would tell me how much they admired my passion for learning. They were wrong. Fear drove me to education, not passion." Fast forward to today and Shannel has found her true passion: educating others by way of her unique approach to teaching the fundamentals of haircutting. With 346,000+ followers on Instagram, it's clear that many are being inspired by her passion - and we are thrille
March 19, 2020
Inspired conversations with two of the industry's leading coaches and voices. Tabatha Coffey, Matrix Global Business Ambassador & Nina Kovner, founder, Passion Squared each share thoughts on how to best cope with the challenges facing salons and professionals in the wake of COVID-19.
March 15, 2020
Sheri Doss is Global VP, Education of Redken (and all of L’Oreal’s other American Brands); Suzanne Strum Is VP of Redken Education US- and together they are a powerhouse of insights into the world of learning in professional beauty, and more specifically, education at Redken (the first major haircare company to make professional development a cornerstone of the brand essence). Recorded live at the Redken Artist Connection conference.
March 8, 2020
Nick Stenson, Eric Vaughn, Danielle Keasling, Mustafa Avci, Daniel Roldan & Philip Wolff each join Gordon for a 1-on-1 conversation as part of this 2-part series focused on bringing to our hb audience the voices of leading educators and artists from the world of Matrix. This varied collection of conversations offers up a diverse list of lessons learned, great advice, and varied experiences. Stay tuned for part 2 in this series in the coming weeks.
March 1, 2020
Hairbrained co-founders join Gordon and a live audience in the Hb Community Room at PBA's 2020 ISSE show to talk about the inspiration behind some of Hb's most iconic programs and platforms, the evolution of the community, and take some questions from our audience.
February 23, 2020
Gordon invited ‘fellow geek’ Ronan Perceval, CEO, creator and founder of Phorest Salon Software, for an inspired conversation about some of the big learnings that come from collecting millions of pieces of data from salons literally across the globe - including best practices for stylists and salon owners based on that data, coming global trends that the data points towards and much more.
February 16, 2020
With an eye focused squarely on innovation and how it can best benefit the future of salons and professionals, Sylvie Moreau joins Gordon immediately following her visit to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The global leader of Wella Professional, Sebastian, ghd, OPI and more talks about learnings from this future-focused event - and the award-winning premiere there of Wella Professionals' augmented reality (AR) enabled Smart Mirror - and what this kind of technology will mean for the business of salons
February 10, 2020
Redken General Manager Leslie Marino and VP, US Marketing Carrington Cole join Gordon for a rare face-to-face conversation in Miami at the Redken Artist Connection Event. With decades of experience between them, these two passionate leaders talk about the opportunities abounding for professionals in today’s highly competitive salon marketplace, the importance and power of mentorship as well as insights into Redken’s iconic culture, values and history.
February 2, 2020
British native and recent transplant to NYC Darren Oram is the VP of Education for L’Oréal Professionnel USA. From his early days as a globe-trotting cruise ship based hairdresser to the evolution of his career into that of an international educator, Darren shares great insights into what it takes to succeed in the professional salon industry - behind the chair or in front of the classroom.
January 26, 2020
Award-winning, international artist Tom Connell joins Hb to share the story of his journey from a young stylist working in his parent's salon in Manchester, England to the newly announced position of Davines Hair Art Director. The former Trevor Sorbie artistic director shares the inspiration behind his love of editorial and session work as well as his growing passion for Davines, it's evolving brand identity, unique culture and commitment to quality, sustainability, and community.
January 22, 2020
Hb's Director of Engagement Courtney Bright takes over the hosting duties to talk with Gordon about the questions we all have about where salons are headed as digital disruption and new innovations continue to change how consumers experience the world -and how salon owners and professionals can proactively leverage the same as opportunities for growth. Hb's FutureCast conference, an event created in direct response to these questions, is previewed in this episode. For more info, go to
January 19, 2020
NYC hairstylist, salon co-owner, educator, artist, and Dad, @markbustos shares the story behind his rise to prominence, his passion for making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, his dedication to his craft as well as his journey to salon ownership. Another “must listen to episode”, not to be missed.
January 15, 2020
Matrix Global Business Ambassador Tabatha Coffey answers Gordon's call to help identify the steps in finding the right coach to help up one's game in professional or personal life. As always, Tabatha offers great insights and advice into a topic that is getting lots of attention today. 
January 12, 2020
Wella Professionals' iconic Global Creative Artist Sonya Dove & Global Ambassador and influencer Briana Cisneros join Gordon to talk about everything from their individual career origin stories and learnings along the way to their shared passion for hair color, social media, education... and Wella.
January 8, 2020
One of the industry’s most iconic business/career education-focused thought leaders and coaches, Michael Cole is a global business educator for L’Oreal PPD (which includes Redken, Matrix, and L’Oreal Professionnel) and co-founder of the Summit Salon Business Center.  In this 15 minute conversation, Michael shares his best advice on setting goals that work.  Another 'must listen to' episode!
January 5, 2020
In this episode, Entrepreneur, Educator & Author Lorean Cairns goes deep into the power of culture to transform businesses, careers, and lives. Lorean's book *Culture Fox (How to Cultivate a Lasting Culture) *was one of Gordon's favorite reads of 2019.  Listen in as Lorean shares the story behind her meteoric rise from working stylist to CEO of an international organization, with over 150 employees in 3 states and 2 countries.  "Not to be missed episode!"
December 29, 2019
Nina L. Kovner joins Gordon for a discussion of 'hot topics' along with a live audience Q&A at Portland Razor Co's in-house barbershop. Topics include finding the right resources, overcoming negativity, becoming an educator and/or influencer, sustainability and much more. As always, an inspired conversation with @passionsquared.
December 22, 2019
Dean, co-founder, & co-owner of Paul Mitchell Schools, Winn Claybaugh is known throughout the professional salon industry as a game-changing figure. He is a successful author (Be Nice...or Else!), motivational speaker, podcaster (Masters) & inspiring role model. Listen in as Winn shares his story along with some of the many lessons learned throughout his 40+ year career in beauty.
December 18, 2019
Co-founder of the iconic Serious Business conference, Debra Neill Baker is also CEO (Chief Energizing Officer) of the Neill Corporation, the parent company of the Louisiana based Paris Parker Salons and a leading Aveda distributor. A self-described salon industry evangelist, Debra is a leading force behind the conference that many call the ‘Ted Talks for the beauty industry.’ A respected industry leader and visionary, Debra shares her insights into creating success as well as a look at the upcoming Ser
December 15, 2019
Industry veterans, friends and leading executives Dan Langer and Robert Reed join us for a enlightening conversation digging into the ongoing evolution of experience in the salon (in the context of the larger world around us), thoughts on how to excel in a time of 'disruption' and change, lessons learned over the course of their long careers and much more.
December 8, 2019
Excited to share our first-ever conversation with a real-life scientist - Laura Luciana, Davines International Scientific Communications Manager. It's easy to forget just how big a role science plays in the professional salon industry - until you hear from the likes of Laura (who makes science sound easy!). Listen in to our fascinating conversation about 'science and beauty' we're sure you are going to have some AHA moments.
December 1, 2019
A second hour of brilliant storytelling from the gifted artist @RobertLobetta, who shares with us the story behind his iconic career of almost 50 years- as well as some lessons learned along the way, thoughts on the current state of hairdressing and salons, plus some musings on his own future. Another instant favorite! Be sure to check out Part 1 of this conversation with Robert in our back library of episodes.
November 24, 2019
One of the most respected hairdressers of the last 50 years, Robert Lobetta is an artistic visionary, master of his craft...and brilliant storyteller (so much so that we've turned this conversation into a 2 part program). Listen in for a fascinating journey into the story behind the artist and his many lessons learned along the way. Stay tuned for Episode 101, Part 2 with @RobertLobetta for the rest of the story!
November 17, 2019
Michael Gordon is a rebel in the world of hair …and the iconic founder of Bumble and bumble.  His knack for collaborating, connecting people and building creative, eclectic environments has cemented his legacy as an industry innovator. Gordon is the author of Hair Heroes and producer of Vidal Sassoon: the Movie. Today, Michael Gordon is in high demand to share his experiences with audiences from coast to coast, which has led him to follow a new path in public speaking, coaching and consulting. 
November 10, 2019
Renowned artist, stylist & salon owner Kien Hoang is also the Principle Educator of Content for Oribe Haircare. The founder of UMBRELLA Salon shares some of the many insights gleaned from his consideable experience in all things hair - including his passion for art, design & fashion.
November 3, 2019
@passionsquared's Nina Kovner joins Gordon as our 1st guest on an all-new (and 2nd) weekly hb podcast -this one focused on finding answers to the many pressing business & career questions we receive from community members.  Watch for the new series to launch in January, 2020. 
October 27, 2019
This week’s guest is a salon owner, colorist, educator, platform artist, business coach AND Lanza Global Education Director. Lanza’s Scott Sueper has over 20 years of real-time experience to go with that long list of titles….and makes time this week for Hairbrained to share a sampling of the many lessons he's learned along the way.
October 20, 2019
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).
October 13, 2019
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. 
October 6, 2019
@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.
September 29, 2019
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. 
September 22, 2019
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. 
September 15, 2019
#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".
September 8, 2019
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. 
September 1, 2019
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. 
August 25, 2019
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.  
August 18, 2019
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. 
August 11, 2019
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'.
August 4, 2019
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.
July 28, 2019
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.
July 21, 2019
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. 
July 14, 2019
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.
July 7, 2019
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.
June 30, 2019
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.
June 23, 2019
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.
June 16, 2019
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. 
June 9, 2019
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.
June 2, 2019
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. 
May 26, 2019
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 19, 2019
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 15, 2019
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 12, 2019
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 5, 2019
 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 1, 2019
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.
April 28, 2019
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.
April 21, 2019
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!
April 14, 2019
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.
April 7, 2019
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!
March 31, 2019
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. 
March 24, 2019
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.
March 17, 2019
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. 
March 10, 2019
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). 
March 3, 2019
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. 
February 24, 2019
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. 
February 17, 2019
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. 
February 10, 2019
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!
February 3, 2019
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! 
January 27, 2019
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.
January 20, 2019
#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.
January 13, 2019
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. 
January 6, 2019
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.
December 30, 2018
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. 
December 23, 2018
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).
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