The Butter Battle

Ever wonder why people are upset? Ever wonder if its about you? I do. But it rarely is. If you’ve ever heard someone say, “You made me feel”, Well, that’s b.s. You can’t make people feel a certain way. People react, respond, feel. They are… Read full post

Father Like Son

This week I celebrate the birth of my second son, Theodore. A momentous event. And a great reminder of who I need to show up as every day. As a father. Mentor. Husband. Business owner. It got me thinking about the relationship with my own… Read full post

Nice Gals Finish Last

At the end of the day, we’re going into the world to win, not to lose. What do you want people to say about you when you’re gone? What do you want to be known for? What do you want your legacy to be? Sounds… Read full post

Who Keeps the Boss Accountable?

There are two types of businesses, ones that are growing, and ones that are shrinking. There is no in between. Where are you? Really. If you’re really honest with yourself, whether you own a salon or run your own chair. The true test is to… Read full post

Straight Talk

Salon owners are often afraid to be straight with their team members. It’s important to remember to celebrate when you have wins and your business is doing well. It’s also important to let your team know when your business is not doing well. As they… Read full post

Role Models

Stylists are artists. Artists who create every day, six to eight times a day. Day in and day out in the public realm. How do you stay fresh? How do you keep going? How do you stay inspired? Many hairdressers are looking for someone to… Read full post

Owning your Salon

How do we create a culture of creativity in salons where staff feel safe to try new things, and learn from each other? We source creativity through our ability to be vulnerable. Vulnerability starts with humility, and a willingness to explore who we are, and… Read full post

Risk and Rewards

For a client you’ve been working on for years, how do you keep it fresh? How do you keep them coming back for more? How do you keep people saying, “I love your hair.” Creativity is critical for a salon to be vibrant and successful.… Read full post