EPISODES
  • 30. Part 2: Ulta's Anna Manukyan on Fundamentals of Finance for Beauty Pros

    Ulta Beauty's Head of Education & Creative Anna Manukyan has an absolute passion for sharing her considerable knowledge and insights into financial literacy. A certified educator and licensed financial agent, Anna is co-founder of the Beauty Finance Group and author of the new e-book, Financial Mastery. After hearing Anna's primer on financial literacy fundamentals for beauty, wellness, and barber pros, go today to www.BeautifulWealth.com/GetStarted to download your free copy of her book!

    39m | Feb 25, 2024
  • 29. "It's not about the haircut!" with Ivan Zoot

    Iconic barber, educator, and mentor Ivan Zoot shares his take on the power of "service" in building long, sustainable careers. Studies have long shown that clients care as much (if not more) about how a professional makes them feel versus their take on the quality of technical work received. Ivan shares his experiences supporting this big idea - as well as his best advice on building a long and satisfying career.

    35m | Feb 18, 2024
  • 28. The Client Journey with Missy Megginson, Schedulicity

    Clients today have more choices than ever when considering beauty, barber, and wellness professionals and businesses for services. The Client Journey relates not only to the service experience but also to every possible touchpoint -both in and outside of the salon, shop, or spa. From a prospective client's very first connection (whether it be in person, online, on social media, or by way of a booking platform) through post-appointment contacts, the client journey maps out every opportunity to make an impression in the best possible way. Tune in for some great insights around this big idea! Note: this is an introduction to a coming series of special episodes focused on "Mastering the BUSINESS of Beauty", created in collaboration with Schedulicity. Be sure to follow @schedulicity - and visit www.schedulicity.com for info on all of your salon, shop, spa, or independent pro scheduling needs.

    37m | Feb 11, 2024
  • 27. TikToker/Salon Pro @MerMegHair (Meg Hardee)

    TikTok phenom Meg Hardee joins special guest host and BCN Founder Penny Burns for this in-depth conversation from a recent Beauty Cast Webinar featuring Meg's best advice across a variety of topics -including Social Media and Mental Health, knowing when it's time to consider independence(or not), and your career as a journey.

    36m | Feb 4, 2024
  • 26. Education Matters w Matt Beck, @freesaloneducation

    With over 1 million YouTube subscribers and 128 million channel views to his credit, @freesaloneducation founder Matt Beck is one of pro beauty's most prolific content creators. The longtime salon owner, working professional, and educator shares the story behind his rise to prominence - and the role that education has played in building his career - as well as the careers of countless other professionals. Tune in for all this plus Matt's best advice on creating a great career!

    41m | Jan 28, 2024
  • 25. Ulta Beauty's Anna Manukyan on Financial Literacy & Career Longevity

    Head of Education & Creative at Ulta Beauty, Anna Manukyan is a beauty pro with a 'twist'! In addition to her expertise in all things beauty, Anna is a Certified Financial Educator and licensed financial agent. Co-founder of the Beauty Finance Group, Anna has an absolute passion for sharing her considerable knowledge and insights into financial literacy as the foundation for long, sustainable, and satisfying careers. An absolute must-listen to episode!

    48m | Jan 21, 2024
  • 24. Building a Successful, Sustainable Career with Alexis Thurston, Danger Jones Creative

    Alexis Thurston is a 30-year pro beauty industry veteran and master colorist who is the co-founder and co-owner (along with partner David Thurston) of Danger Jones Creative, the iconic Butterfly Lofts Salon and Spa ...and co-founder and former co-owner of the revolutionary Pulp Riot Hair. Alexis shares her best advice, lessons learned, and proven best practices for creating a long, happy career - as well as sharing with us an update on Danger Jones Creative - a color and lifestyle brand that is taking the industry by storm.

    35m | Jan 14, 2024
  • 23. Career Sustainability with Stacia Kelley, Sport Clips Artistic Team Director

    Stacia Kelley is a longtime men's groomer, educator and artist who today proudly wears the titles of Sport Clips Artistic Team Director and Director of Training Content. Stacia shares significant insights learned over the course of a 15+ year career that has taken her from cosmetolgoy school to a leadership role at one of the insdustry's largest employers.

    33m | Jan 7, 2024
  • ENCORE: #15 Being NICE! with Winn Claybaugh, Dean of Paul Mitchell Schools

    Winn Claybaugh is the charismatic and iconic dean of Paul Mitchell School. Winn is also an educator, author, podcaster, and motivational speaker. A passionate advocate for positivity and professionalism Winn's decades of influence transcends beauty, inspiring all to "Be NICE(Or Else!)". Tune in for invaluable insights. This is a GREAT episode on the power of simply being nice!

    47m | Dec 31, 2023
  • ENCORE: #11 Patrick Butler, Floyd's 99 Barbershop on the Power of Education

    Patrick Butler is Floyd's 99 Barbershop Senior Director of Creative and Technical Education. The long-time educator and industry veteran shares his considerable insights into the power of education to sustain and grow careers -including words of wisdom shared by industry icon and innovator, Irvine Rusk who offered up great insights for any new professional. Tune in for an episode filled with really great advice.

    35m | Dec 24, 2023
  • 22. Reinvention with Alfredo Lewis

    One of the secrets to creating a long-lasting, sustainable, and satisfying career is the ability to 'reinvent' from time to time. With over 3 decades as a licensed professional, @alfredo_lewis has successfully morphed from departmentalized colorist to educator to Global VP of Education for a leading brand to influencer/brand ambassador (with over 1.5 million followers across Instagram and TikTok!). A passionate professional, Alfredo shares his best advice for "reinvention" over the course of your career.

    36m | Dec 17, 2023
  • 21. Career Longevity with Sam Brocato

    Sam Brocato, one of the industry's most iconic hairdressers, salon owners, educators, and artists, offers up his very best advice - culled from a 50+ year career (and still going strong!). From the importance of 'living within your means' and 'paying yourself 1st" to the power of networking and learning that is seriously planned for, this episode is filled with golden nuggets of wisdom! Follow Sam at @sambrocato and @sambrocatosalon.

    34m | Dec 10, 2023
  • 20. Embracing Change with @JackHowardColor

    @Lorealpro balayage expert, educator, and artist Jack Howard joins us to talk about the big lessons learned over the course of his 40+ year career. During the pandemic, Jack dove deep into creating educational content that brought him to the attention of colorists across the globe - and since then has seen his career supercharged, taking him to classrooms and stages across the industry. Listen in to hear Jack's thoughts on remaining relevant and engaged professionally - over the course of 4 decades.

    32m | Dec 3, 2023
  • 19. Never Give Up! with Aga Tompkins, @agatompkinsbeauty

    Aga Tompkins spent 10 years as a globe-trotting celebrity stylist and makeup artist- working exclusively on multiple tours with pop star @CarlyRaeJepsen. The former owner of a Chicago-based salon focused on the music scene, Aga watched her career grow from working pro/salon owner to globetrotting artist and then @amika Brand Ambassador/educator before deciding to join the iconic multi-location Chicago-based salon group @tricoci_official as Style Service & Education Director. Aga talks about lessons learned along the way on an amazing career journey that is uniquely her own.

    27m | Nov 26, 2023
  • 18. Your Career as a Journey with @PaintedHair, Patricia Nikole

    With over 1.5 million followers to her name, Patricia Nikole, creator of the "painted hair" technique, is one of the industry's favorite educators. The newly named Schwarzkopf Professional ambassador joins Gordon to share just some of her insights into creating a sustainable and satisfying career. We also dig into her latest passion project, The Paint Room Online Education platform, an innovative destination for anyone looking for an amazing online learning experience.

    29m | Nov 19, 2023
  • 17. The Power of Showing Up with Award-Winning Jalia Pettis

    Jalia Pettis started her career in beauty later in life than most - going on to become a renowned independent makeup artist, hairstylist, and educator whose work spans film, television, editorial, creative direction, and session work. She attributes much of her success to the big idea of 'showing up' and 'doing the work'. Her commitment and tenacity have led to prestigious awards including NAHA's 2022 Makeup Artist of the Year. Tune in for some great insights and advice on building a successful career.

    32m | Nov 12, 2023
  • 16. The Power of Teams: Edward Logan & Julie Vargas, Sport Clips

    Being part of a team that provides structure, systems, support & and education is the proven gold standard for creating a strong foundation for long-term success in the professional beauty industry - no matter your career goals (across business models). Sport Clips CEO Edward Logan and Julie Vargas, Vice President of Career Opportunities & Talent Engagement share their best advice for creating long, sustainable & and satisfying careers.

    37m | Nov 5, 2023
  • ENCORE: Tabatha Coffey on Mindset

    We're bringing back one of our most popular episodes to date: our inaugural episode of Mastering Beauty in which the most iconic Tabatha Coffey speaks about the power of a positive, growth-oriented mindset in creating and sustaining a successful career - in any segment of the pro beauty & wellness industry. Tabatha shares her profound insights and best advice with host Gordon Miller & special guest, Beauty Cast Network Founder Penny Burns. Look for new Mastering Beauty episodes each & and every Sunday. For information about Beauty Cast Network's Career Services & Placement programs for students and schools, visit www.beautycastnetwork.com

    36m | Oct 29, 2023
  • 15. Being NICE! with Winn Claybaugh, Dean of Paul Mitchell Schools

    Winn Claybaugh is the charismatic and iconic dean of Paul Mitchell School. Winn is also an educator, author, podcaster, and motivational speaker. A passionate advocate for positivity and professionalism Winn's decades of influence transcends beauty, inspiring all to "Be NICE(Or Else!)". Tune in for invaluable insights. This is a GREAT episode on the power of simply being nice!

    47m | Oct 22, 2023
  • 14. Personal Branding with Award Winning Marketer, Jenn Lyles

    Jenn Lyles is an award-winning professional marketer in the pro beauty space who has built her career in part by leveraging the power of personal branding. The Executive Director of the Beauty School Directory, Jenn's personal brand is all about sharing her wealth of knowledge with others. Listen in for insights, best practices and inspiration into a topic that has proven game-changing for more professionals than we can count.

    33m | Oct 15, 2023
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