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Shop Talk by Elevated Stylist

Shop Talk by Elevated Stylist

By Elevated Stylist

Shop Talk is a hairstylist and salon owner podcast full of open conversations about hair, business, wellness and truths.
Our hope is to leave you with valuable tools that you can use behind the chair, in your salon and throughout your personal life to help improve your career, business and most importantly your personal wellness.

Some of our topics include:
- Salon ownership and profits
- Mindfulness
- Mental health
- Culture and team building
- Salon industry truths

Shop Talk is brought to you by Elevated Stylist, a hairstylist and wellness community.
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How to Get Yourself Ready for the Year Ahead with Jody & Sonia
How to Get Yourself Ready for the Year Ahead with Jody & Sonia
Are you ready to adapt new habits to ensure you have a successful year ahead?  In this episode, Jody & Sonia share with you 3 tips on what you can do to set yourself up for an amazing 2023 These small changes and adjustments to your life with set you up for success both behind the chair and in your personal life. We can't wait for you to hear the tips we have to share!  For more information on Elevated Stylist, visit us on Instagram
19:40
February 03, 2023
Empowerment & Inclusion in the Hair Industry with Andrea Sampson
Empowerment & Inclusion in the Hair Industry with Andrea Sampson
Do you think there's not enough diversity & inclusion in the hair industry? Whether it be gender, race, style, hair texture, the list goes on.  Our first guest of season 2 and a leading voice in our industry, Andrea Sampson - President of Efe Magazine talks to us on how we can empower each other and our guests and bring more inclusion to our every day salon environment. Efe Magazine is Canadas leading multicultural magazine for hair salon professionals ''efe means Beauty, efe Magazine is Canada’s multicultural publication for the salon professional; balancing industry insight and cutting-edge trends. We deliver diverse industry coverage: inspirational and educational content, styles and tips from top stylists, beauty, technology, business, retailing and staffing issues. The latest beauty secrets and newest products lives here. Creating a platform where everyone belongs.'' To learn more about Efe Magazine, find them here on Instagram  To connect with Andrea, find her here To follow us on Instagram, click here
32:47
January 27, 2023
Season 2 Announcement!
Season 2 Announcement!
Welcome to Shop Talk Season 2! We have a special announcement to make from our founders Jody & Sonia.  This season we're excited to bring you more amazing guests with a wealth of knowledge to share with our ever-growing & ever-changing industry. If you have a guest that you would LOVE to hear on our podcast, or you would like to be a guest, reach out to us at hello@elevatedstylist.com and let us know!  Follow us on Instagram
07:25
January 20, 2023
21. How to Increase Your Profits in 2023 with Alicia Soulier
21. How to Increase Your Profits in 2023 with Alicia Soulier
In this episode Jody has an open conversation with founder and CEO of Salon Scale Alicia Soulier. Alicia has been on a mission to change the industry and helping salons take their profits to past the industry standard of 5%. Since 2019 they have been making head way and we’re excited to have them as one of our partners and sponsors of our retreats. Because we believe we are stronger together. Jody and Sonia know first hand how challenging it can be to run a salon and the rising costs and pressures that come along with it. Back in 2019 they were introduced to Salon Scale and it completely changed their businesses and gave them a fresh and real perspective on how they wanted to move forward with their business. Alicia and Jody address: - How inflation is affecting our price raises - The importance of covering all your costs and how Salon Scale helps with that - How to implement Salon Scale into your business - How to speak to guests and employees about Salon Scale If you’re new to Salon Scale, be sure to follow them on Instagram @salonscale  Check out their cool profit calculator here  To learn more about them and how they can help you take your business to the next level, click here 
26:08
December 30, 2022
20. Human Design and How it Relates to Salon Environments with Lindsay Means
20. Human Design and How it Relates to Salon Environments with Lindsay Means
In this episode we dive deep with our guest Lindsey Means who was a former stylist turn coach. When she discovered Human Design, it completly transformed her life behind the chair, relationships, family dynamics, and more. She is on a mission to share Human Design with as many hairstylists as possible.  She believes that every hairstylist deserves to live free from stress, anxiety, and overwhelm – she's here to help them feel better behind the chair. She does this by teaching hairstylists how to live by their Human Design, do inner work, and recognize how powerful, unique, and loved they are.  Sonia and Jody speak about their experience with human design since recently diving into it. They chat openly about how important it is to just understand others around you rather than trying to change them. Human design has allowed them to confidently approach life and business in a new way.  Here are some links to Lindsey’s offerings with a 10% off code: FREE GUIDE MEMBERSHIP START LIVING BY DESIGN COURSE You can find her at @lindseymeans_  For more with Elevated join our Membership Program Join the party on Instagram  @elevated_stylist  @sonia_hairstory @glossy_hues
40:30
December 16, 2022
19. Truths of Salon Ownership, Money & Leadership with Nina Tulio
19. Truths of Salon Ownership, Money & Leadership with Nina Tulio
For more information on our Elevated Stylist Membership, visit www.elevatedstylist.com
41:35
November 25, 2022
18. How to Build Your Ticket & Gain Abundance
18. How to Build Your Ticket & Gain Abundance
In this episode Jody and Sonia will be sharing their knowledge and insight on how to build your client ticket. This is is something that is rooted in a solid consultation process. They will go over key points to cover in your consult and how to approach it from a hair colourist standpoint and from a hair cutter standpoint. If you're looking for ways to add more abundance to your income then this is the episode for you! For more in depth teachings join our exclusive members portal: at www.elevatedstylist.com For more free content visit our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaBGBEK3HV8HCS6GBf_3jlw where we release weekly videos. If there are topics you would love for us to cover send us an email at hello@elevatedstylist.com 
31:13
October 05, 2022
17. How to Overcome Financial Struggle with Jody & Sonia
17. How to Overcome Financial Struggle with Jody & Sonia
In this episode Sonia and Jody chat openly about the struggles they had financially in the early years of their careers as stylists and as salon owners and share valuable insights on how to gain Financial intelligence so you can set yourself up for success and get out of the paycheque to paycheque cycle and begin a road to thriving. They recently hosted an exclusive workshop with CFP Cindy Marques and co founder of Make Cents a financial platform designed to help small businesses, entrepreneurs and solopreneuers get on the right road to financial success. In this workshop you will learn valuable tools and takeaways you can use immediately to help you get started.For more ways to connect with Cindy check her out @that_makecents https://www.instagram.com/that_makecents/?hl=enfor ways to continue to connect with us please visit us at www.elevatedstylist.com or check us out on instagram Elevated Stylist
21:21
September 07, 2022
16. How to Get Over Imposter Syndrome with Anna Gala
16. How to Get Over Imposter Syndrome with Anna Gala
In this juicy episode we are chatting with Anna Gala, a mindset coach and soulful business mentor and creator of the Morning Magic method.  We really wanted to shed some light on what imposter syndrome is and how your mind can play tricks on you and truly prevent you from getting out there and doing the things you want to do. Anna shares her story along with some deep insights into how our egos play a huge role in this. She also shares with us her morning magic method that shes created which we will be sharing with you at this years retreat.For more info on how to connect with Anna follow her on Instagram @sitwithanna ( https://www.instagram.com/sitwithanna/ )For more info on Anna’s journal the Morning magic visit https://www.mymorningmagic.ca/Finally Join us at this year’s retreat by registering at https://elevatedstylist.com/pages/elevated-stylist-retreat-2022 
43:13
August 03, 2022
15. How To Stop Sucking at Retail with Sonia Yarkhani
15. How To Stop Sucking at Retail with Sonia Yarkhani
This is a solo episode with one of our founders Sonia. She is truly a retail master and in this episode, you will learn the why’s, the how’s , and the what’s of retail.  And along the way she drops some wisdom bombs on how you can take your career and salon to the next level with a little shift in perspective.  Tune it for this quick  and impactful episode you can come back to anytimeIf you loved this episode and want to learn more about retailing check out this quick webinar on How to Become a Retail Guruhttps://elevatedstylist.com/products/how-to-become-a-retail-guru?_pos=1&_sid=836ab927c&_ss=r&variant=40963977085079 You can also follow us and Sonia on Instagram at @elevated_stylist https://www.instagram.com/elevated_stylist/@sonia_hairstory https://www.instagram.com/sonia_hairstory/
19:16
June 21, 2022
14. How to Prevent Burnout with Sara Francis
14. How to Prevent Burnout with Sara Francis
 In this episode, we chat with Sara Francis.  She is an energy coach, and mentors spiritual entrepreneurs on how to get into a state of flow to get out of burnout and move into a focus state.  She has a mentorship container called FLOW STATE BLUEPRINT. And we will be chatting about her story on how she moved from burnout to flow,  her ideas on manifestation and energetics, and how that tie into work and life. Her zone of genius is the juncture between the 2 worlds. We also chat about how to tap into that flow state energy and practical tools we can use in our day-to-day life behind the chair. Be sure to tune in to the end where Sara shares with us a real T on how to do this in your everyday.Here is where you can connect with Sara: Instagram @sararosefranc  https://www.instagram.com/sararosefranc/Here private FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/spiritualbizinflow/And if you liked what you heard, join us at the Elevated Stylist retreat where we share more tools on energy, manifestation and mindfulnesshttps://elevatedstylist.com/pages/elevated-stylist-retreat-2022 
46:39
June 14, 2022
13. How Health Contributes to Your Wealth with Shelby Bettencourt (Healthy Wealthy Stylist)
13. How Health Contributes to Your Wealth with Shelby Bettencourt (Healthy Wealthy Stylist)
In this episode, we had the pleasure of chatting with Shelby Bettencourt, host of The Healthy Wealthy Stylist. We really wanted to have a conversation about how health can contribute to your wealth and we learned so much from Shelby.Shelby much like a lot of hairstylists and salon owners out there had bad habits behind the chair, no boundaries, and was sacrificing her health. Learn more about her story and how she turned her life/career around and is now on a mission to help more hairstylists form that healthy balance between health and wealth.You can learn more about Shelby here by following her on Instagram or check out her awesome  podcast " The Healthy Wealthy Hairstylist"To learn more about wellness for stylists check out our free Library of videos HEREFor more information on our upcoming RETREAT CLICK HERE
37:16
March 04, 2022
11. The Reality of Parting with Staff with Jody & Sonia
11. The Reality of Parting with Staff with Jody & Sonia
In this episode, the ladies have an open conversation about the reality of parting with staff and how to deal with the stress that comes along with it. We've all experienced it as salon owners, and it's so easy to take things so personally. But Sonia and Jody share some of their experiences of when they had to let go of staff or when staff has left. They also share some insights on how to relieve the stress and how to have a plan of action on how to bounce back, If you liked this episode check out this episode on Salon Management  HEREFor more follow the Elevated Stylist @elevated_stylist or visit us at www.elevatedstylist.com 
25:30
October 19, 2021
10. Building a Better Relationship with Money with Misty Jane
10. Building a Better Relationship with Money with Misty Jane
In this episode, we have an open conversation with Misty Jayne who is a money coach to hairstylists. We talk about why we have certain money fears,  our money story, and how to get started on the right path to changing our relationship with money.  Money seems to be one of those funny topics we are all hesitant to talk about, especially in our industry that's highly creativity-driven. To learn more about what misty does follow her on Instagram @_mistyjayne_ Visit us at @elevated_stylist  For premium education and free resources visit our site at www.elevatedstylist.com 
21:24
August 09, 2021
9. The Importance of PR for Salons with Amy Doary
9. The Importance of PR for Salons with Amy Doary
In this episode, we chat with Amy Doary, founder of ADPR about the importance of PR for your salon. This is something a lot of salon owners probably don't think about and Amy gives us the low down on what it's all about. She also dives into what internal PR is and how that can help as well as things you can do for free to get exposure for your salon. This one is a great listen full of juicy information.  You can find amy here https://www.adpr.ca/  For more free classes check us our at www.elevatedstylist.com or follow us on INSTAGRAM
35:35
July 13, 2021
8. Social Media for Hairstylists with Ryan Collins
8. Social Media for Hairstylists with Ryan Collins
In this episode, we chat with Ryan Collins - creator of Socially Awkward Education. Ryan has built an in-depth and interactive social media masterclass designed specifically for the hair industry. Ryan chats to us about why social media is important as a hairstylist and a couple of tips and tricks on how to have your Instagram branding looking amazing.  Check him out  @colourfulryan
35:33
May 31, 2021
7. Salon Management with Siobhan Griffiths
7. Salon Management with Siobhan Griffiths
In this episode, we sit down with Siobhan and chat about salon management. This is such an important topic that we love to talk about. In our industry, it's hard to find the right manager and management style, but Siobhan shares some valuable tips and advice on different things to do as a manager. Although there is no blueprint, it's great to get some ideas on how to manage mindfully and effectively. You won't want to miss the Real T that Siobhan shares in the end. 
41:33
April 26, 2021
6. Salon Ownership with Katrina Kelly
6. Salon Ownership with Katrina Kelly
We had a chance to talk to Katrina Kelly, a fellow educator, salon owner, podcaster, and an incredible hair expert based in Dublin, Ireland! In this episode, we will touch on some amazing topics from her journey as a salon owner, educator, wellness practices, life as a hairstylist, and more! She's loads of fun and we promise you will learn a ton just from listening to her chat. As usual, we end each episode with a Real T and this one is juicy!! Katrina Kelly was one of our colour educators at our 2nd Elevated Stylist Virtual Retreat, where she taught her coined Colour shapeshifter class.For more info on Elevated Stylist events visit us at www.elevatedstylist.com  or join our online community on the Might Network @ELEVATEDSTYLIST  You can also follow us on Instagram  @elevated_stylist for more free content. 
48:22
April 26, 2021
5. Building Effe Magazine with Andrea Sampson
5. Building Effe Magazine with Andrea Sampson
We are SO thrilled that we got to sit down with @andreasampsonefemagazine, the president of @efemagazine, the founder of the Big Tease, the power behind the VZN awards, and...she's a local Torontonian! In this episode, we'll talk about her impact within the beauty and hair industry, building an influential magazine, and her journey through creating multiple brands.SHes a wealth of knowledge and inspiration for our industry, so you wont want to miss this and her Real Tea at the end. 
45:55
April 26, 2021
3. How to Bring Sustainability to Your Salon with Will Simpson
3. How to Bring Sustainability to Your Salon with Will Simpson
This is a super special episode for us! Today we chat with Will Simpson, one of the first people who started with Green Circle Salons  . Sustainability is one of our core values at Evolve and we wanted to talk more about that in this episode. If you have ever thought about how you can make your salon more green, then this is the episode for you! Will shares with us how Green Circle got started, what it looks like to become a part of Green Circle, some fun facts, what happens with all the waste they take from salons, and how they will be supporting the environment with this influx of single-use items (PPE) coming into salons. And of course, he drops a REAL T for us at the end that will bring a paradigm shift. for information on how to get set up visit- https://greencirclesalons.com/ @greencirclesalons 
29:60
April 21, 2021
Shop Talk Episode 4 w/ Alicia Soulier founder of Salon scale.
Shop Talk Episode 4 w/ Alicia Soulier founder of Salon scale.
In this episode, we speak with Alicia Soulier Ceo and founder of Salon Scale, the first-ever smart scale that measures your color and your cost at the same time. Alicia has revolutionized the color industry and is helping shift the way we look at our numbers and how we run our businesses. Tune in to this juicy episode to find out more about salon scale and what Alicia is up to in the hair industry. As per usual we end the episode with a REAL T and Alicia is full of them, so don't miss out. https://salonscale.com/ follow them on Instagram  @salonscale
37:37
April 21, 2021
Shop Talk Episode 2 w/ salon owner, Lisa Dinh- Empathetic leadership
Shop Talk Episode 2 w/ salon owner, Lisa Dinh- Empathetic leadership
In this episode, we chat with one of our peers and local salon owner Lisa Dinh. Lisa's midtown salon is called Lisa Dinh Hair Studio and in this episode, we get to know her better and hear her journey from being an Aveda student to salon owner and Educator.  Lisa has an empathic way to her leadership which we dice into a little bit during our time together. She recently launched, in the last couple of years, her education side of her business where she and her team share and teach their secrets to color correction. Lisa is inspiring and a true pleasure to chat with. Stay tuned to the end where she shares her Real ‘T.’ It could be a truth, a takeaway, or a tip that might inspire or educate you. Check out her studio and her educational workshops and classes http://lisadinhhairstudio.com/@lisathidinh
26:35
April 21, 2021
Shop Talk Episode 1 w/ Jason Everett- What it take to be a high performer
Shop Talk Episode 1 w/ Jason Everett- What it take to be a high performer
In this episode, we talk with Jason Everett, one of the Co-founders of High-performance Salon. Jason is pro at guiding people to become the better version of themselves and those people happen to be salon owners. Tune in to hear Jason's insights and what High-Performance Salon is all about. For more information about High-Performance salon visit https://www.highperformancesalonacademy.com/ And for more information about high performance- Brendon Burchardhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjwQZYHQ2Vwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_MYUFZHKQQ 
29:56
April 21, 2021