Shop Talk by 124Go - Conversations for those who are licensed to create.

Shop Talk by 124Go - Conversations for those who are licensed to create.

By Shop Talk
Conversations on success for those licensed to create!
Created by the founders of 124Go.
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Vision, Courage, Responsibility, and Commitment. A conversation with Charles Marcus.
To attend the 4-day intensive salon owner workshop register at -  https://124go.com/ Charles Marcus may have one of the most unique stories of anyone in the hair industry. After developing a severe stuttering disorder after a childhood trauma, he struggled for many years. It was a school counselor suggested he apply for a local hair salon who was hiring 4 young people with disabilities. That salon happened to be Vidal Sasson in Manchester England… In his own words, “that began a great journey in the beauty industry”.  We know you are going to love this conversation. Charles went on to: Become a multiple salon owner A top stylist in one of the most iconic salons in Canada The #2 salesperson in the world for the Nexus haircare Ranked in the Top 60 Motivational Speakers in the world Connect with Charles: Purchase his book, “Success is not a spectator sport”. http://www.cmarcus.com/ https://www.instagram.com/charlesmarcus4036/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlesmarcus/ https://youtu.be/WCaCLJ9et_0 https://youtu.be/MKWuW3i5JbI http://www.cmarcus.com/ To attend the 4-day intensive salon owner workshop register at -  https://124go.com/ If you’re a hairdresser, salon owner, salon manager or hair beauty professional, please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!! Follow us on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/124.go/ / Music information: Never Wanna Grow up, by the incredible Katrina Stone.  https://artlist.io/song/6748/never-wa… Thank you for stopping by! Chris and John https://www.instagram.com/chrissulimayhair/ https://www.instagram.com/noindoorvoice/
1:11:40
January 13, 2020
Teamwork and Breaking Down The Walls That Hold Us Back! WIth Oscar Valencia
Oscar Valencia founder of Breaking Down Your Walls entered the salon industry after an injury took him from his first passion, professional baseball. Being not too sure the direction to head, he decided to enter the family business, hair. Little did he know how this would ignite his passion and ability to touch people on a deeper level.  After a chance meeting, Oscar would become a National educator for brands like Loreal Professional and help to grow inspiring champions to the legacy that it is today. In this conversation, Oscar shares the lessons of teamwork that he so passionately teaches to hundreds of salon pros each year! THis is a conversation that we truly enjoyed having and know that you will enjoy as well! Connect with Oscar: https://www.instagram.com/yourwallsbroken/ https://www.facebook.com/BreakingDownYourWalls/ As always, we don’t ask much… But if you enjoyed this episode please share it with someone that you think would enjoy it!! And oh yes!! Follow us on IG at https://www.instagram.com/124.go/
58:42
January 6, 2020
New Year Inspiration Compilation, Michael Cole, Jason Everett, Heather Yurko, Nikki Le, Jenn and Chris Yeager, Jay Williams And Jack Martin!
Hello everyone, Happy New Year! This episode is a compilation of some inspiring soundbites to help you begin 2020 on the right foot! While all of us have goals, the truth is that sometimes we fail to even get started... In these soundbites, you’ll hear some words of encouragement as well as some strategies that can work to help you grow behind the chair, your salon or just your personal life! We hope you leave this conversation feeling inspired to go and take some action. Jack Martin - https://www.instagram.com/jackmartincolorist/ Jason Everett - https://www.instagram.com/highperformancesalon/ Jay Williams - http://www.jaywilliamsco.com/the-work Heather Yurko - https://www.instagram.com/pipuniversity/ Nikki Le - https://www.instagram.com/thestatementsproject/ Jenn and Chris Yeager - https://www.instagram.com/salonyeagerknoxville/ - https://www.instagram.com/the.inspired.stylist/ Michael Cole -  https://www.instagram.com/michaelcolesummit/ We wish you all the best in the New Year and Next Decade!! To attend the 4-Day Intensive Salon Owner Workshop visit https://124go.com/ And as usual, if you enjoyed this episode PLEASE leave us a WICKED GOOD review! Follow us on Instagram @124.go
44:09
December 30, 2019
Tracy Robinson on using adversity as your strength.
Tracy Robinson is a lifelong hairstylist, owner, and educator who has overcome the most extreme challenges that life has to offer. In this conversation, Tracy shares her story of how her experience with ovarian cancer gave her the strength to know that she can achieve anything.  Follow Tracey https://www.instagram.com/ceostylist/ Taylor Cole Studios https://www.instagram.com/taylorcolestudios/
58:27
December 23, 2019
Ruby Devine and Sarai Speer @rubydevine / @theplatinumgiraffe
Double Trouble! What a privilege it was to have this conversation! Both Ruby and Sarai pull no punches and leave nothing on the table with John and Chris. These two sought after educators and Instagram influencers keep it very real.  We not only get to hear their inspiring stories of landing in the beauty industry but what drives them today and how they just keep getting better. This conversation covers a ton of ground from fashion colors and blonding to staying inspired and compassion and appreciation. We know every level of hairstylist will love this conversation!  If your just meeting these powerhouses for the first time here are a couple of fun facts: Ruby Devine  Salon owner https://www.instagram.com/thelab.oratory/  / https://www.thelaboratorysalon.com/ International Educator https://www.instagram.com/pulpriothair/ Goonies OG   Sarai Speer  You can find this Blonding Queen https://www.instagram.com/theplatinumgiraffe/ Artistic Director and Educator https://www.instagram.com/trionicshaircare/ DM for salon bookings! As always,  If you enjoyed this conversation please leave us a WICKED GOOD review and follow us https://www.instagram.com/124.go/ Also please, please, please SUBSCRIBE to the podcast! We wouldn't want you to miss out on the latest episode!! https://anchor.fm/christopher-sulimay
1:10:51
December 16, 2019
Modern Salon Editor-in-chief. Alison Alhamed talks about the evolution of editorial, online strategies, and what's next in the beauty industry.
Of all of the people who have their finger on the pulse of all things hair, Alison Alhamed possibly ranks #1.  The Modern Salon Editor-in-chief is a lover of hair, journalism major and licensed cosmetologist. Alison has spent the better part of her career keeping beauty professionals in the know through all forms of media whether print, digital or live events. She works tirelessly through a labor of love helping salon pros be their best by providing resources to support stylists at every level of their career.  In this conversation, Alison shares her insight on what is happening with media in the salon world and shares some tips on marketing in the digital age and how to reach a more broad audience. She also shares some of the latest lessons that she is sharing with stylists around the country.  We know this is an episode that you will want to revisit more than once!  Follow Alison in Instagram https://www.instagram.com/alisonalhamed/ Follow Modern salon https://www.instagram.com/modernsalon/ and visit https://www.modernsalon.com/ To follow Chris and John https://www.instagram.com/124.go/ and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/124GO/?epa=SEARCH_BOX And as always! If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a WICKED GOOD Review!! 
55:16
December 9, 2019
What is on Cosmetology Students Minds?
Salon Owners and Managers, this is a conversation you do not want to miss!  Have you ever wondered, what is on the mind of a cosmetology student? What type of salon are they looking for, What are their fears, and What do they want for their career? If you said Yes to any of these questions, you're not alone. In the past decade, the salon industry has evolved so quickly, with the scaling of social media, and the growing opportunity for self-employed stylists. that many salon owners feel they can't quite keep up with it all...  Because of this, two of the most common challenges have become Recruiting and Retaining new hairstylists. There are many myths about why this is so difficult. Cynical owners and managers say things like, "New hairstylists just don't want to work hard" or "people are less loyal than they used to be".  Reasons like this could not be further from the truth.  In this conversation, Keune Academy Cosmetology Students ask John and Chris the questions that are currently on their minds. Get a peek into the minds of the new generation of cosmetology students.  Special Thanks to; Steffano, Georgie and Kody for the fantastic questions and answers!  If you liked this episode, leave us a WICKED GOOD REVIEW :)  https://www.instagram.com/124.go/ For information about the 4-day salon-owner workshop email us: Info@124Go.com 
1:10:35
December 2, 2019
Sarah Cooper, Founder Aura Salonware. A conversation on Technology, Marketing and Leaving your personal life at the door.
A conversation on Technology, Marketing and Leaving your personal life at the door. The salon industry never ceases to amaze us with innovative and incredible people. In this episode hear how Sarah Cooper founded @aurasalonware by identifying needs in her business    ( @bobbycoopersalon )and creating solutions! So many learning moments packed in here, we know you will love this conversation! Now through December 31, 2019, we'd like to extend a special offer to Shop Talk listeners. Mention SHOP TALK when you contact us or book a demo, and your salon will qualify for FREE data migration services from your existing software and FREE onboarding. We want to help you enter 2020 with the best salon management system available, so we are waiving our setup and data migration fees for Shop Talk listeners. What better way to start the new year than with the most intuitive and elevated software in place to help you achieve your 2020 goals. You can reach out at 1-844-GET-AURA(1-844-438-2872), email us at hello@aurasalonware.com or go directly to our website at www.aurasalonware.com to book a demo at your convenience. If you enjoyed this episode, please remember to leave us a Wicked Good Review! 
53:18
November 25, 2019
Britt Churchill @brittchurchill - International Model and Estee Lauder Spokesperson for Breast Cancer Awareness.
If you would have told Britt Churchill a year ago that she would be the spokesperson for Breast Cancer for Estee Lauder she would have said impossible! But a year later, and six months of Chemotherapy she has a whole new perspective, and appreciation for life! Here Britt shares her past 12 months walking the path from diagnosis of breast cancer, through treatment, and recovery. Her story on shaving her head, being comfortable in her own skin and her new and improved perspective on life. See a short clip of Britt Speaking at Arrojo Inspired - https://youtu.be/0QmromxiHT8 Shaving her head! - https://youtu.be/OWljgNzh5_E http://brittchurchill.com/ https://www.instagram.com/brittchurchill/ https://www.facebook.com/BrittDChurchill/ Information on Estee Lauder Look Good, Feel better https://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/dreamball/estee-lauder-2/ Find Zen - https://www.instagram.com/zen/ If you liked this podcast, please subscribe and leave a wicked good review!
40:58
November 18, 2019
Michael Cole, A conversation on creating a salon experience in the digital age.
If this happens to be your first listen to this podcast, you are in for a treat! There is a lot we could say about Michael Cole: · Father of Salon Business Education .  Coach of coaches · Inventor of the Jump Journal · Inspired and motivated well over a million hairdressers/salon owners throughout his career · And just keeps getting better! In this conversation you’ll hear Michael share about, the creation of the Jump Journal (and why it’s as relevant today as ever), his approach on coaching, and his latest body of work – helping salons and hairstylists stay relevant in the digital age! This entire conversation is sprinkled with gun powder that will ignite the fire inside of you. Connect with Michael:  https://www.instagram.com/michaelcolesummit/  https://www.facebook.com/michaelcoleset/ If you enjoyed this podcast please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!! https://www.instagram.com/124.go/ / https://124go.com/ Music information: Never Wanna Grow up, by the incredible Katrina Stone.  https://artlist.io/song/6748/never-wa…
57:32
November 11, 2019
Megan Mcdowell and Sara Harvey. Every Human Should Listen to This!
A conversation inspired by the reality that life while beautiful, can also sometimes be very tough. So what do we do in the face of adversity? Listen and hear from two incredible people, experts in the area of being open to all experiences of life, both the good and the bad. And most importantly how to use those experiences to help others! Megan McDowell - As a licensed therapist and visionary, Megan McDowell inspires people to live with more purpose and less distraction, guiding people to use their own life experiences to bring healing to the world around them. Sarah Harvey - A leading instructor in the practice of self-awareness, emotional intelligence, conscious communication, and authentic leadership, Sara is the founder of innertelligence, whereby she trains leaders to access and apply the systems and resources that are innate, yet untapped. Connect with Meghan at https://www.instagram.com/heartworksnj/  and https://www.njheartworks.org/ Connect with Sarah https://innertelligencecoaching.com/ and https://www.instagram.com/innertelligencecoaching/ Special thank you to Nick Arrojo for allowing us to connect and interview these two incredible human beings at the Arrojo Inspired event. https://www.arrojoinspired.com/ If you enjoyed this podcast please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!! https://www.instagram.com/124.go/ / https://124go.com/ Music information: Never Wanna Grow up, by the incredible Katrina Stone.  https://artlist.io/song/6748/never-wa…
39:06
November 4, 2019
Is SEO important? How to attract over 100 New Clients per month and using Social media to get referrals, not just likes!
Road Trip! Every now and then you meet ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things! For this episode, John and Chris travel to @salonyeagerknoxville to meet with salon owners Jenn and Chris Yeager, and stylist @kelsey.gramm. In this episode we discuss: How salon stylists just like YOU can use Social Media to get Actual Referrals (not just likes) What is SEO and how you can use it to double new clients who find your salon How planning a salon event can help your team grow, while gaining more loyal clients. Why focusing on developing the stylists in your salon will help you grow a sustainable business. Connect with Jenn and Chris @salonyeager Knoxville For more motivation, strategy, and inspo, follow Jen @the.inspired.stylist Give Kelsey a follow @Kelsey.gragg If you enjoyed this podcast please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!! https://www.instagram.com/124.go/ / https://124go.com/ Music information: Never Wanna Grow up, by the incredible Katrina Stone.  https://artlist.io/song/6748/never-wa…
1:10:54
October 28, 2019
Eric Taylor, Owner of Salon Republic and Creator of The Hair Game Podcast.
Even in the midst of opening 6 mega-salons in a four week period, Eric Taylor showed up and delivered Big-Time in this conversation! With so many lessons to share, the globally known multiple salon owner speaks about work ethic, taking accountability for your personal success, and gives a peek behind the curtain of some of the top social media influencers in the salon world (and what it takes to succeed on that level). This is a conversation every level of salon professional will want to hear! For more on Salon Republic, visit: http://salonrepublic.com/ Connect with Eric and The Hair Game podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehairgamepodcast/ https://www.instagram.com/loveerictaylor/ If you enjoyed this podcast please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!! https://www.instagram.com/124.go/ / https://124go.com/ Music information: Never Wanna Grow up, by the incredible Katrina Stone.  https://artlist.io/song/6748/never-wa…
1:02:38
October 21, 2019
Nick Arrojo, @arrojonyc Work Hard, Dream Big, and Manifest your Dream Career!
Nick Arrojo, Work Hard, Dream Big, and Manifest your Dream Career! Hair Icon and owner of Three prolific NYC Salons, Two Academies and a Global Haircare Brand Nick Arrojo, pulls no punches in this no holds barred conversation with John and Chris… After considerable growth and being on the fast track to his dream career, Nick shares the incredible story of working hard, having faith, being clear on your goals and finding “Hair Heros”. To attend workshops and info mentioned during the podcast: Arrojo Inspired - https://www.arrojoinspired.com/ Arrojo Ambassador Program - https://arrojonyc.com/ambassador-benefits-1 American Wave - https://www.americanwavenyc.com/ Arrojo Social - https://www.arrojosocial.com/ Arrojo Cosmetology Schools -http://www.arrojocosmetology.com/ https://www.instagram.com/arrojocosmetology/ Connect with Nick: https://www.instagram.com/nickarrojo/ - https://www.instagram.com/arrojonyc/ For information on Beyond the Ribbon: https://beyondtheribboninc.org If you enjoyed this podcast please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!! https://www.instagram.com/124.go/ / https://124go.com/ Music information: Never Wanna Grow up, by the incredible Katrina Stone.  https://artlist.io/song/6748/never-wa…
1:03:09
October 14, 2019
Your Money or Your Life? An interview with Bryan Nunes, Author of Blown Away and Owner of Blo Salon
Your Money or your Life? An interview with Brian Nunes, Author of Blown Away and Owner of Blow Salon In this interview, you’ll hear from Bryan Nunes who is the author of the book Blown Away, what pizza, pot and walk around the world taught me about leadership. In this enlightening conversation, he shares the belief systems and habits that keep him feeling free of financial handcuffs and helped to create one of Raleigh NC’s most prolific salons. Blow Salon is currently a 4,000 Square Foot space housing over 40 team members. But it did not begin that way. Join us for this episode as Bryan recaps the journey and shares the wisdom of nearly 30 years as a successful stylist and salon owner. Follow Bryan and Blo Salon https://www.instagram.com/bryan_nunes_blo/ / https://www.instagram.com/justblo//  http://justblo.com/ Download the SnapSnip App – www.snapsnipapp.com If you enjoyed this podcast please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!! https://www.instagram.com/124.go/ / https://124go.com/ Music information: Never Wanna Grow up, by the incredible Katrina Stone.  https://artlist.io/song/6748/never-wa…
1:04:55
October 7, 2019
Jaime Wiley, Pureology Artistic Director. How to build a clientele in 6 months.
One of the best coolest things about being in the salon industry is the people we get to meet. Whether that is behind the chair, at the salon, or other hairdressers. We have this common bond but come from so many different backgrounds! And, Jamie Wiley, #hairboss, is one of those people who leave an impression from the first time you meet her. Coming to us with such an amazing story of focus, growth, and success, Jaime shares some of her trade secrets on clientele development, mastering braiding and social media strategies. This conversation takes some fun twists and turns that you’re sure to enjoy and learn from until the very end! Connect with Jamie Wiley @ https://hairboss.co/ https://www.instagram.com/jamiewileyhair/ Follow the link below to purchase your copy of Hair Boss https://www.amazon.com/Hair-Boss-Hairstylists-Owning-Career/dp/1543925987/ref=asc_df_1543925987/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312403172530&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6818158807751017970&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9010782&hvtargid=aud-799711277694:pla-593896626874&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=60300244057&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=312403172530&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6818158807751017970&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9010782&hvtargid=aud-799711277694:pla-593896626874 If you enjoyed this podcast please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!! https://www.instagram.com/124.go/ / https://124go.com/ Music information: Never Wanna Grow up, by the incredible Katrina Stone.  https://artlist.io/song/6748/never-wa…
52:34
September 30, 2019
Kati Whitledge, Founder of Meet Your Stylist, Salon Marketing Tool.
Hairstylists are some of the most creative, innovative and intelligent people on the planet. And Kati Whitledge proves this to be true! She is the owner of Be Inspired Salon, Founder of the Meet Your Stylist Salon Marketing Tool, and Founder of Beyond the Technique Podcast.  But as most success journeys start it was not always this way, In the podcast, Kati openly shares with John Palmieri and Chris Sulimay her realization that she was not living her best life, and how she (with some help) was able to overcome and move forward.  After entering the salon industry and becoming a salon owner, Kati saw a need and opportunity to assist clients in finding the perfectly matched stylist for them! Over time she developed the app and is now bringing it to the salon world to help salons raise client experience, loyalty, and overall sales. For the past few years, she has been poising Meet Your Stylist to scale and be able to help salons of all sizes!  Connect with Kati / https://meetyourstylist.com/ / Or email Info@meetyourstylist.com If you enjoyed this podcast please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!! https://www.instagram.com/124.go/ / https://124go.com/ Music information: Never Wanna Grow up, by the incredible Katrina Stone.  https://artlist.io/song/6748/never-wa… Follow with John on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/noindoorvoice/ and Chris https://www.instagram.com/chrissulimayhair/ 
43:44
September 23, 2019
Giovanni Giuntoli, Editorial Stylist and Creative Director of Tearsheet Education.
Giovanni Guintoli, Editorial Stylist and Creative Director of Tearsheet Education. If you haven’t met Giovanni Guintoli you are in for a treat! In this conversation the veteran editorial stylist and shares trade secrets on capturing the perfect image, in the salon, while being busy... You know,,, because that’s the new reality! Giovanni fell in love with editorial imagery early in his career and knew he had to pursue his dreams and relocate to NYC. Through the years he became an expert in the editorial craft and a regular at New York Fashion Week and the like. After realizing his dreams, he began an education company called Tearsheet. The mission being to help professional hairstylists have the experience of working on-set of a high end photo shoot. Even cooler than that, Tearsheet graduates are given the opportunity to work at some of the top shows at New York, LA and Toronto Fashion week! Connect with Giovanni on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tearsheets/ To sign up for an on location workshop visit https://yourtearsheets.com If you enjoyed this podcast please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!! https://www.instagram.com/124.go/ / https://124go.com/
56:50
September 16, 2019
Turn your Appointment into an Experience - with Chris Sulimay and John Palmieri
Straight from the chapters of Shop Talk, Chris Sulimay and John Palmieri cover the crucial topic of creating the ultimate client experience and how it relates to KPI's (Key Performance Indicators -  AKA Goals) in the salon.  For the most part, as stylists (and humans) we create habits behind the chair. And those habits tend to either make or break our client experience (as well as our income). During this conversation, Chris shares his personal cadence of offerings throughout the appointment and how to make your guest feel incredible along the way.  A great conversation to review for a seasoned stylist - and a MUST LISTEN for anyone in the growing phase of their career!  Purchase Shop Talk - https://www.chrissulimay.com/shop  If you enjoyed this podcast please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!! https://www.instagram.com/124.go/ / https://124go.com/ Music information: Never Wanna Grow up, by the incredible Katrina Stone.  https://artlist.io/song/6748/never-wa… 
56:58
September 9, 2019
John Palmieri on The crucial ability of Being Accountable to yourself and others.
This is a part of a series of interviews where John and Chris share insight and experience on must have skills of all levels of salon teams.  The harsh truth is, most salons can't grow past a cretian point because the team and leaders do not develop skills that are necessary but uncomfortable. So they are never able communicate and follow through on tuff situations and important conversations. This can lead to frustration on all parts of a team.  In this episode John Palmieri and Chris Sulimay discuss action steps to hold yourself and your salon team accountable to each other. In turn this keeps the salon running like a well oiled machine and gives the salon client the experience they deserve.  You can find John on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/noindoorvoice/ - and Chris https://www.instagram.com/chrissulimayhair/ If you enjoyed this podcast please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!! https://www.instagram.com/124.go/ / https://124go.com/
53:48
September 2, 2019
A Colorful conversation with @JACKMARTINCOLORIST
If you haven’t seen the work of this incredible, and humble human being than you are in for a treat! In this conversation John and Chris give Jack the title of Hair Color Transformation King of the World. He is a multiple time Behind the Chair #OneShot finalist. And WE GOT HIM TO SHARE ALL OF HIS SECRETS! Jack began his career, in his home country of Syria and France before coming to the United States where he met his wife (a hairdresser as well). After years of working and refining their craft, Jack saw the opportunity on Social Media… The rest is history and for you to enjoy by listening to this inspiring conversation. Follow Jack https://www.instagram.com/jackmartincolorist/ If you enjoyed this podcast please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!! https://www.instagram.com/124.go/ / https://124go.com/ Music information: Never Wanna Grow up, by the incredible Katrina Stone.  https://artlist.io/song/6748/never-wa...
1:00:18
August 26, 2019
George Alderete @georgecolorboygeo - Global Creative Ambassador for Keune Haircosmetics
George Alderete is a Lifetime Hairdresser, Platform Artist, Bangstyle Supreme Winner, NAHA Team Award Winner and Global Creative Ambassador for Keune Haircosmetics. But all of the titles aside, he's a man on a mission to share his knowledge and inspiration with the world. Over the course of his career, he's worn all hat's from assistant to salon owner and though most of his time is spent teaching and sharing with groups, he's still just a learner at heart.  In this conversation George shares how social media has transformed his ability to connect with other hairstylists and further develop his personal color brand and style. We also discuss Foilayage - a signature technique of his that has now become mainstream - and why it is so important to be constantly staying up with trends.  We absolutely loved having this conversation and know you will enjoy it as well!  You can connect with George @ https://www.instagram.com/georgecolorboygeo/ https://www.facebook.com/colorboygeo/  To attend a course at the Keune Advanced Academy visit http://keuneeducation.com/  If you enjoyed this podcast please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review :)  https://www.instagram.com/124.go/ / https://124go.com/
54:43
August 19, 2019
Self Empowerment & Living Your Truth with Heather Yurko, Founder of PIP University and Owner of Neat Beat Salon
Self Empowerment, Following Through, Building Trust and Living Your Truth are just some of the thoughts we are left with after this inspired conversation with Heather Yurko Owner of Neat Beat Salon and Founder of PIP University.  Like many salon professionals, Heather came to a life roadblock realizing that “the traditional path to success,” was not going to be her road. So she used this experience to uncover her genius and truth.  In this conversation Heather shares her mindset and some actions that stylists and salon owners can apply in their everyday situations to bring your best self and your passion to every situation, as well as how to take action even when you are afraid. Connect with Heather at: https://pip-university.com/  And on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/pipuniversity/ If you enjoyed this podcast please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!!  https://www.instagram.com/124.go/ / https://124go.com/
43:32
August 12, 2019
Marriet Gakes. Global Color Director for Keune Haircosmetics
Known as the Queen of Color in her home country, Marriet Gakes is an Artist and Professional through and through!  A five time winner of the coveted Coffieur Awards in Holland, takes us on a journey of falling in love with the beauty industry through witnessing the passion of one hairdresser. Only after seeing the hands of someone who loved the craft was she able to begin to unlock her potential. Marriet spent years as a Color Director and Salon owner before being asked to take the position of Global Color Director for Keune.  These days when she’s not in the salon or traveling the globe she is hard at work helping Keune Chemists create new color palettes to expand the creative freedom of haircolorists around the world.   While she does book up months in advance, she most loves doing in salon classes!  Contact her on IG @marrietgakes and for bookings in the states email Jmills@Keune.com  If you enjoyed this podcast please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!!  https://www.instagram.com/124.go/ / https://124go.com/
42:59
August 5, 2019
Make change sustainable, a conversation with Jay Williams, author of Leave Your Mark.
Performance, Behavior, Emotion, Behavior... If you listen to the first 5 minutes of this conversation Jay Twists our minds by exposing mistakes that we have been making in the hair industry for clost to 60 years.  Jay explains and illustrates why and how we have been falsely incentivising our salon teams using contests, commission and coercion. He goes on to share, before we shift our thinking we have to understand it, validating how thinking drives emotion and emotion drives performance. He also shares how to take an idea and make it applicable to our day to day lives.  Purchase Jays book Leave Your Mark and connect with him @ http://www.jaywilliamsco.com/ All profits go to stopping human trafficking.  If you enjoyed this episode, let us know in instagram https://www.instagram.com/124.go/ and visit our website https://124go.com/
54:50
July 29, 2019
Getting Both Feet In! A Conversation Nikki Lee, Owner of Statements Salon and Statements Academy.
#Bossbabe Nikki Lee is making moves and shaking up the salon industry by sharing a message of hope that has a track record of success to back it up! Nikki shares the three elements that it takes to develop a lasting lasting career along with actual formulas to success.   While Statements Salon and Statements Academy are massively successful, it was not always this way. You'll hear about the humble beginnings of a career professional and making a difference in someone's life became the backbone of Nikki's Career. Once this decision was made to get better, she went all in by applying self discipline everyday to carry out her plan!  You can connect with Nikki @Statementsthesalon and https://www.statementsthesalon.com/ 
48:52
July 22, 2019
Frank Gambuzza, Owner of Salon Visage and Past President of Intercoiffure.
A lifetime of experience packed into one conversation.”Recognized as one of the top 20 hairdressers in the USA, Frank Gambuzza a Past President of Intercoiffure America/Canada, the global leading association of the hair industry’s elite, and co-owner of Salon Visage, one of America’s most acclaimed salons, with his wife and partner Belinda.”  In this conversation Frank shares how his journey led from shining shoes in a barber shop in New Jersey to owning one of the worlds prolific salons, and how he and Salon Visage and Frank’s Barber shops are staying ahead of the ever changing beauty industry.  We cover topics like, Delivering Excellence, The new reality of barbering and how it is here to stay, and advice for people in the industry. Weather you are a sophisticated multiple location salon owner or a stylist new to the industry, you’re sure to get some golden nuggets in this conversation! Enjoy! http://salonvisage.com/ https://www.facebook.com/salonvisageknoxville/\ https://www.instagram.com/salonvisageknoxville/ To connect and find out more about 124Go visit:  https://124go.com/ https://www.instagram.com/124.go/
52:38
July 15, 2019
Before you open a salon, LISTEN TO THIS! Interview with Brian Perdue.
It's a sad fact that nearly 90% of salons would go out of business if the owner was not able to do hair behind the chair. This is what Brian Perdue, owner of the @salon124group and @Keuneacademyby124, calls a technician driven business. And it’s what holds most owners back from ever experiencing real profit in their business.   In this conversation, Brian goes deep on the things you must consider before you open your doors or remodel your salon. Things like, how to choose a location or relocation, how much you should be paying in rent, how to start a training program when is it time to consider a second location, how much space you need per station, and much more!  You can connect with Brian on Instagram @124.go and 124Go.com 
43:47
July 8, 2019
Belief's, Confidence, Happiness and Fulfillment. With John Palmieri and Chris Sulimay
 This is the first of a three part series where John Palmieri and Chris Sulimay dive deep into the Key ideas that help a stylist have a fulfilling career behind the chair. In this conversation we talk confidence, happiness, beliefs and igniting your personal superpower! We also cover how using belief and action together can help us to live our best life both in and out of the salon!  Get to know us better at - www.124go.com and on Instagram @124.go 
52:12
July 1, 2019
#MondayMotivation, Conversations to get you fired up!
In this episode we took motivational outtakes that we are sure will get your week started off right! Topics you’ll enjoy are, Vision, Marketing, Social Media, Benchmarking, Confidence and Perseverance. In order of soundbite:  Brian Perdue, John Palmieri - @noindoorvoice,  Chris Sulimay - @chrissulimayhair, Saretta Bowerman  - @hairbysaretta, Amber Burns  - @salon124group, Chris Nedza -  Zeezor.net, Missy Megginson - @soyoureahairstylist, Leah Freeman - @Leahfreeman1 @lanzahaircare, To stay connected with us, please subscribe to the podcast and give us a follow:  @124.go / 124go.com / 124Go Salon Education on Youtube.com 
36:01
June 24, 2019
Megan Schipani, @Shmeggsandbaconn, BTC Visual Editor and Two-time One-Shot Award winner
After struggling to find her place in the career world Megan Schipani discovered hairdressing,almost by accident.  However, she quickly fell in love after doing her first creative color on a model in the salon. From there it was game on and she's been setting the hair world on fire ever since, being nominated for multiple BTC One-Shot awards and winning twice.  In this conversation, Megan shares, her story of entering the industry, some game changing social media insight for new and veteran stylists,  and some of her secrets on creating vivid hair-color (and helping them to last). Truly an inspired conversation!!   Currently a visual editor at Behindthechair.com. On a daily you can find her asserting her talented hands and keen eye for beauty and detail while helping to keep #BTC social pages on point.  As well as building and maintaining relationships with stylists as an industry mentor.  You can connect with Megan on IG @Shmeggsandbaconn 
1:08:14
June 17, 2019
Industry Legend: Geno Stampora talks on confidence, treating people with respect, and creating an unforgettable client experience.
Geno Stampora is an expert and icon in the beauty industry and one of just 24 people recognized by the NAHA Hall of Leaders. His insights, experience, and strategies will help get you from where you are to where you want to be. With warmth and inspiration, Geno empowers you to unleash what’s inside and become your best YOU. John and Chris were able to catch up with Geno at Premiere Orlando 2019 for this inspired conversation. Where they talked about, building rapport with clients, independent education and creating an unforgettable service experience.  You can find Geno @  https://genostampora.com/
40:38
June 10, 2019
Master your Mindset with Jason Everett. Empowerment Coach, Business Mentor.
If you have never met Jason Everett, YOU are in for a treat! Imagine someone in their late 30's who looks like they are in their 20's, has childlike energy and curiosity, and the wisdom of someone who has lived lifetimes. That about sums up Jason... In this conversation, Jason shares his energy and humor with John and Chris to tackle a very serious topic - changing your mindset to create the income YOU DESERVE and the lifestyle YOU DESIRE! For most people, big dreams like these have been cast aside because of personal beliefs that we acquire from childhood or the peers that we associate with. Over time, little by little, we give up and accept living below our potential.  Jason believes that we all have the power to create and design our lives this by changing our mindset and actions. This can happen by understanding a few simple, but but life changing things. (for those answers, you'll have to listen:) This is the reason why Jason started High Performance Academy and Business Refuel over 11 years ago. Since that time Jason has helped thousands of people inside and outside of the salon industry to live as their best selves.  To follow or connect with Jason check out:  https://www.facebook.com/BusinessRefuel/ https://www.instagram.com/businessrefuel/ Also connect with us on IG @124.go
43:32
June 3, 2019
#MomBoss Ashley Toliver Williams, Owner of Fringe Salon & Color Bar and National Chairman Eufora of Business Team
What is holding you back from the career and income that you deserve? What would have to change for you to get there? The answer, your perception… In this spirited conversation with Ashley Toliver-Williams, schools Chris and John and uncovers the core of what holds a lot of Hairstylists and salon service providers from attaining their goal of a lucrative career. Maybe not a surprise, that thing holding us back, is our own belief systems about our career. From her unique and compelling perspective Ashley shares that we are not artists when we are behind the chair - we are sales people. And in believing that, we take a much different approach in everything we do in the salon.  This approach has helped Ashley grow a team of high performing stylists at Fringe Salon and Color bar in Houston TX. Now along with her partner Timothy Humphries is now launching a Movement called Fuse Republic that will help salons and stylists raise the standards of income and professionalism for the industry as a whole.  You can connect with Ashley @ashleytoliverwilliams and @fuserepublic 
42:37
May 27, 2019
China Wong #BossMom and Owner of Salon Spa W in Des Moines.
After making a career change as a corporate suit wearing professional in the Chicago area, China Wong felt herself wanting to feel more fulfilled. After doing some research she found herself pursuing a career in the beauty business and moving to Atlanta to train at the Van Michael Salon. Her career then moved her back to Chicago as a color director before she felt compelled to open her own salon in her hometown of Des Moines.  Starting over 14 years ago Salon Spa W has enjoyed double digit growth every year and grown to over Five Million Dollars in revenue in one powerhouse location.  In this conversation, we caught up with China for just a few minutes before she was going up on stage to speak with a standing room group of Salon/Spa owners. Her story is one that every salon owner and stylist will want to listen to.  You can connect with China on IG @salonspaW and @Chinawong212
31:21
May 20, 2019
Leah Freeman, Owner of Fuse Salon and Spa & Global Creative Director at Lanza Healing Haircare.
Global Educator, Salon Owner, #BossMom, Mother,  Wife, and shoe fanatic. Where and How does Leah find the time? We are glad you asked! Because in this conversation Leah spills the beans. From her early days of enrolling to cosmetology school, to developing a strong sense of personal grounding, and learning to be herself in all situations. Leah is a true force of inspiration and professionalism in the beauty industry.  In this conversation she shares some personal stories of overcoming challenge that speak to any stage of someone's career. And how “setbacks” can help you become stronger than you thought possible. We could go on with bombs dropped in this conversation - you’ll just have to give this one a listen!  You can find Leah on Instagram @Leahfreeman1 and @Lanzahaircare
45:25
May 13, 2019
#MomBoss Jenna Touwsma. How to transition from hairstylist to salon leader.
One of the hardest transitions to make in the beauty industry is to go from being a peer in the salon to becoming a leader, manager or owner. How do we make those transitions?  In this conversation #MomBoss Jenna Touwsma shares on making that journey with grace and style. She also shares on the specific goals to focus on behind the chair to become a top earner behind the chair, as well as areas of focus to keep a salon running and helping stylists to grow.  This conversation has golden nuggets for stylists, owners and managers!! @124.go / www.124go.com 
42:40
May 6, 2019
Tim Hartley, former Creative Director for Vidal Sassoon and Davines.
A romantic conversation, with a Creative Genius, from a time in hairdressing that changed the world. Tim Hartley, former Creative Director for Vidal Sassoon and Davines will probably forget more about the hair industry than most of us will ever learn. His work has been celebrated and seen worldwide and yet his spirit remains humble. In this conversation Tim shares some of what it was like in the during a time when hair fashion was being forged and his excitement for what the future of the industry holds.  Sit back, close your eyes, and enjoy this journey with Tim Hartley.  You can find Tim on Instagram @timmyhartely @124.go / 124go on FB.com  
34:44
April 29, 2019
Using hair extensions to turn transition into opportunity! A conversation with Kd Cobb @iamkdcobb
KD Cobb is the top producing hairstylist in a company of over 130 hard hitting salon pros.. But that was not always the case. After a location change KD found herself needing to accelerate her growth, it was then that she discovered how powerful adding hair extensions to her service menu could be for her clients hair, and her income.  While 1 in 4 female clients struggle with fine or thinning hair many stylists struggle having this conversation, feeling too awkward to bring it up. In this conversation KD shares the exact verbiage she uses to start this crucial conversation that offers her clients the hair of their dreams! Today, 75% of her clients have used some form of hair replacement or enhancement service and that number continues to grow! When she is not behind the chair KD travels the country for Easy Hair Pro and is the lead Hair replacement trainer in the Salon 124 Group.  Follow KD @iamkdcobb 
44:42
April 22, 2019
Misty Weeks, Head Colorist @ SR Education
Straight from her classroom at Thrive Sessions in Seattle WA. John and Chris had a chance to have a conversation about Hair Color with the Head Colorist at SR Academies.  A hairdresser from 15 years old, Former Technical Director at Tigi Misty weeks is now the Head Colorist for SR Education, where she splits her time traveling and working with professionals as well as cosmetology students just entering the salon industry.  In this conversation Misty shares her insight on how education has evolved, new techniques, where haircolor is going, ideas on in-salon training programs, and of coarse Nutella! For more check out Sallyrogerson.com / @sreacademies / @mistytgaz  
41:48
April 15, 2019
The secrets to being a top stylist! Personality, Personability and Professionalism.
Mychael Hamlin has built a long standing track record over the years for his endless commitment to excellence. This shows up in all areas of his profession from technical expertise, client relationships, service/retail sales, and definitely his clever sense of humor.  In this conversation fun Mychael shares some keys that you can use to up your game - no matter what level you are at!   Check it out!  @124.go
37:00
April 8, 2019
Cosmetology, Confidence and Tattoos, oh yes, Tatoos! A conversation with Kate Ambers, founder of @souldresserretreats.
In 2018 Kate Ambers founded Souldresser Retreats. A retreat that focuses on wellness, business, and personal development for the conscious cosmetologist.  In this conversation Kate shares how to avoid burnout by taking care of yourself, eating healthy, letting go of limiting beliefs, and Yoga. She shares about the changes that her attendees go through after taking them to an international location and spending some time unplugged in a more peaceful and more vulnerable space.  Not gonna lie, this conversation gets a little crazy ;)  Kate also shares how to stay in balance by balancing hustle with being able to build boundaries  and fill your cup. This conversation is full of humor and nuggets that can help you to enjoy your career and feel fulfilled for a lifetime.  You can find Kate @souldresserretreats and at www.souldresserretreats.com 
46:39
April 1, 2019
Taking risk. Creating the job you want. And how to build an in-salon training program.
Have you ever found yourself wanting more but didn't know how to make it happen? Maybe you've wanted to help create positive change but are not sure where to begin? Then you will definitely enjoy this conversation! Britton Monk (@brittonmonk_hair), shares how she and her family took a leap and moved cities, all in the name of wanting to give more in her career and be with a like minded culture of salon stylists.  Since that time, she has helped to grow a training team of 9 educators that help new stylists survive and thrive in their first years in the salon.  This episode is filled with nuggets for all levels of stylist, salon owners and managers! Enjoy!
38:08
March 25, 2019
Get S#@T Done!
This is a fun and insightful conversation with John Palmieri. We cover going from the idea phase to a living working system and involving others in the process!  Most stylists and salon owners are incredibly creative yet for some reason, the majority of our ideas go by the wayside (and we don't know why)! John talks about the system he uses to help to bring ideas to life through sharing some of the mistakes that he has made along the way.  So if you would like to learn to turn your activity into productivity you'll want to give this conversation a listen for sure!  @124go
43:13
March 19, 2019
Putting in the Time, Self Leadership, and Evolving in your career. A conversation with Amber Skrzypek, Technical Ambassador for Keune Haircosmetics.
An inspiring conversation on what can be achieved by putting in the work.  Amber Skrzypek, shares on her career journey and going from behind the chair, to most requested educator and Technical Ambassador.  In her short 15 year career Amber has reached a level of success that is only topped by her humility, desire to contribute to the salon industry and the team that she works with. This conversation takes twists and turns and leaves so many gems behind for every level of stylist!  And Hair Color! Oh Yes! Did we mention Hair Color? 
42:06
March 1, 2019
Mastering your Clientele
Hi Podcasters! Need more Clients? In this episode John Palmieri and Chris Sulimay get straight to the point on skills to mastering your clientele! @124.go / 124Go YouTube / 124Go FB.com  
42:04
February 22, 2019
Identifying and understanding your personal strengths and the strengths of others.
In this eye opening conversation Brian, John and Chris talk about different personality types and the strengths that come along with each.  They also cover surrounding yourself with people who have complimentary gifts or talents in order to accomplish more as a team.  This is definitely an enlightening conversation that you will want to listen to more than once! If you enjoy the podcast, please leave us a review. We'd love to hear your feedback! @124.go / 124Go Salon Education on Youtube
36:00
February 12, 2019
One service can add thousands of dollars to your income this year!
Got your attention? Hope so!  In this epic conversation Lindsay Guzman owner of two powerhouse salons in Denver, @ellebsalon, breaks down why micro link and beaded weave extensions are the most profitable service that you can have in your salon! Hands Down.  She also talks about the differences in other solutions offered and how to up your consultation game so you can get the best end results possible for your salon client!  This was an inspiring conversation to have - we learned a lot speaking with Lindsay and know that you will too!   @Ellebhairextensions / @ellebsalon / @ellebacademy
49:03
February 6, 2019
Talk Data to Me!
Are you a stylist, salon owner, or manager who would like to have your best yet financial year in 2019? If so, this episode of Shop Talk is a must listen! In this conversation Chris Nedza, founder of Zeezor drops bombs of info that can drastically change your earnings, and help your team to earn more than they thought they could!  You'll hear Chris share what the top 1%,  of the top 1% of stylists focus on to achieve up to $500,000 a year at their chair! Sound impossible? Well it's not, he has the data to prove it!  So grab a pen, nestel in, and get ready for Chris to blow your mind!  Connect with Chris Nezda @gozeezor / https://zeezor.net/
44:55
January 30, 2019
Preparation, Professionalism, and Hustle! A conversation with Missy Megginson, @soyoureahairstylist
Wondering what it takes to have a great career as a hairstylist?  In this conversation Missy breaks down how to start off right in the beauty industry. And shares the steps that can keep you growing and excited about your career at all stages.. Find Missy @soyoureahairstylist / www.soyoureahairstylist.com
47:13
January 24, 2019
What type of leader are you?
We are all leaders weather we know it or not. So the question is not, "Am I a leader". The question is, "What type of a leader am I".   In this Episode Brian Perdue, founder of @salon124group, talks about the Seven Gifts of a Leader. And how these natural gifts affect how we lead as well as what types of people we can surround ourselves with in order to compliment our strengths.  This is a great listen for anyone who wants to better understand how to be more effective leading a team or just understand how you can add the most value when working with others. 
46:23
January 18, 2019
A conversation with Sally Rogerson
In this episode, John Palmieri and Chris Sulimay sit down with Sally and discuss her inspiring career. From a small town in England to Senior Director at Vidal Sassoon in Santa Monica CA.  Then she takes us on the journey of starting SR Education and Thrive Sessions and her recently opened Advanced Academy! Truly an inspirational story of success through through persistence and putting in the work!  You can find Sally on IG @sallyrogerson or more about her advanced academy at www.sallyrogerson.com 
46:47
January 10, 2019
Having price adjustments
This is a conversation about navigating price adjustments in the salon or for individual hairstylists. Our guest stylist Rebecca Eagleson (@pinned_to_perfection_byrebecca) is a former salon manager of a location with over 20 stylists. 
32:53
January 2, 2019
Stand out in a crowd! A conversation with Amber Burns, Director of Marketing @salon124group
In this episode Amber shares how to grow your business through storytelling in 2019. And some pro tips on how to differentiate yourself by sharing your every to day truth. This was a super fun conversation to have, we know you'll enjoy! 
37:47
December 26, 2018
Service is Service. A conversation with Tammy Cosper
Is purposeful customer service a dying art? In this conversation Tammy Cosper, C.O.O. of Salon 124 group, shares perspective on why it has never been more important! Plus John and Chris add some mumblings and try to make some sense!
38:07
December 20, 2018
@hairbysaretta - Hair Extensions expert, Social Media maven, and Modern Salon Top 100
Saretta Bowerman, @hairbysaretta shares her story and experience on salon life, content creation, and being a Modern Salon top 100 influencer.
40:20
December 7, 2018
Shop Talk! A podcast for Salon Professionals
The very first episode of Shop Talk! In this episode, Brian Perdue shares his story and some history of the Salon 124 Group in the Atlanta area. Growing from 1 to 6 powerhouse salons and a hard-hitting cosmetology school. A great listen for any salon pro who has a growth mindset!
1:05:04
November 29, 2018