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By MODERN SALON

MODERN SALON brings you Choose Beauty, a podcast where we talk to people who chose to pursue a career in beauty, ask them about the path they took, and what it looks like today. We speak to thought-leaders, coaches, and experts who are shaping this dynamic and vibrant industry. Subscribe now, so you don’t miss an episode! MODERN SALON is published by Bobit Business Media.
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On Navigating the Nail Industry

Choose BeautyDec 10, 2021

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On Navigating the Nail Industry

On Navigating the Nail Industry

Digital Content Strategist Nicole Davis talks with Sreynin Peng, celebrity nail artist with more than 20 years of experience in the industry, about her career and how she got to where she is today.  

Topics Discussed: 

  • Serynin’s beginnings in the nail industry.  
  • Her top three pieces of advice for young nail techs.  
  • The best ways to set goals for yourself.  

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Timestamps
0:00 Introduction to Sernin Peng
1:04 How Serynin Became a Celebrity Nail Artist
2:42 Top 3 Pieces of Advice for New Nail Techs
4:45 Building Trust with Clients
5:23 How to Set Goals and Succeed Daily
7:50 The Importance of Stretching Your Hands
9:02 Working Smarter, Not Harder

Dec 10, 202111:07
Special Report: Nail Artists, Are You Pricing Your Services Properly?

Special Report: Nail Artists, Are You Pricing Your Services Properly?

We were joined by Tracy Vinson @mobilemanicurist to discuss how nail technicians can get on the right path with their business by looking at service prices and how to add value to every appointment.

Vinson, creator of the nail art education program “Bankrupt to Booked Up,” talked with us about getting back to business during a difficult time. We dive into these topics:

Raise the price of your service ticket without charging more for the service. 

How can you add value to every service?

Are you pricing your services properly?

Nail supplies are expensive! Do you know much you have invested in your service?  By knowing your numbers, you will know what to charge.

Building a clientele

We’re going to talk about the challenges of doing this during a pandemic.  But Tracy has some great ideas!

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Future Proofing: Stylists, Charge What You're Worth

Future Proofing: Stylists, Charge What You're Worth

Joy La May is a stylist and a coach with Destroy the Hairdresser. She has radically transformed her business in recent years, and one of the biggest changes is how she charges for her time.

“Even though I love doing hair and that is my passion and creative outlet, I realize that my calling in life is to be in service to other hairdressers,” Joy says. “And part of that is talking to them about establishing new processes, and new boundaries, like pricing per hour instead of per service. It can feel like a revolutionary act but when we crunch the numbers, we see that some of us are getting paid below minimum wage, and that is what is going to keep hairdressers from staying in this industry for the long haul. They work themselves to the bone, they’re exhausted, and they can’t be financially stable.”

Hear Joy’s suggestions for pricing and charging for your time, and how it contributes to having a more sustainable, fulfilling and fit-for-the-future career.

Resource: Why Going Hourly and Charging for Your Time Is a Game Changer

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Black Hair, White Hair, Why We Should Care

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Rodrick Samuels and Lauren Moser are owners of HairLab Detroit Barber School, a community committed to improving lives and raising the human spirit. They are an interracial couple who are both life and work partners. Rodrick, a barber, and Lauren, a texture expert, are educators, editorial stylists, salon owners, and industry leaders.

We talk about:

· How they each came to Choose Beauty as a career.

· How their school is a welcoming place for everyone.

· The importance of seeking out education to fill-in your gaps in technique.

· The challenge of overcoming racism and hair bias.

This episode is sponsored by Malibu C.

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Live Your Life the Way You Want to Remember It

When asked to describe himself as a young person, Tom Porter, CEO and founder of Malibu Wellness, a solution-driven professional hair and skin care brand in Malibu, CA, says, “I was the kid that was always looking under the rock to find something very special.”

We talk about:

· His method for regret-proofing his life.

· His thoughts on entrepreneurs—are they made or born or a little of both?

· What drives him to keep developing and innovating.

· A podcast that features stories of his life and work journey.

This episode is sponsored by Malibu C

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Living the Monae Life with Monae Everett

Monae Everett is a celebrity hairstylist and makeup artist. She is also an author, public speaker, and beauty ambassador, and she launched the Monae Life Academy, a virtual university for beauty professionals. Monae shares with us some of her secrets for becoming an editorial stylist and talks about how her decision to choose beauty as a career has allowed her to share on so many topics, including the importance of diversity and representation in the beauty industry.

This episode is sponsored by Ulta Beauty.

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Jul 06, 202035:04
Texture Versus Race with Keya Neal

Texture Versus Race with Keya Neal

With over 25 years of experience as a stylist, Keya Neal is working to break the “textural boundaries” that she says have long separated the hair industry. Keya’s passion for hair color and education led to the conception of Kolour Kulture, an educational resource for stylists who are particularly interested in the science of hair color and how it interacts with various hair textures. She also launched an education series, “Texture Vs. Race,” and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. We learn how she has made a point of putting herself in environments that might not always feel comfortable but where she has continued to grow and contribute to change.

This episode is sponsored by Ulta Beauty.

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He's a Popular Nobody for Everybody

He's a Popular Nobody for Everybody

John Mosley uses the handle @popular_nobody on Instagram, which speaks to his humility, but his success in the industry speaks to his hustle and heart.

Named the Educator of the Year at BarberCon in 2019, John is a barber, educator, and influencer who built a global brand and is now launching a foundation to support future beauty and fashion professionals, the Nobody Way.  We talk about his beauty beginnings, his love of the craft, his challenges in the industry as a person of color, and how he has moved forward and brought others along with him.

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A Wellness Entrepreneur’s Journey

A Wellness Entrepreneur’s Journey

When asked to describe himself as a young person, Tom Porter, CEO and founder of Malibu Wellness, a solution-driven professional hair and skincare brand in Malibu, CA, says, “I was the kid that was always looking under the rock to find something very special.” He has launched a new podcast that will provide ads look into the life of an entrepreneur and asks the question—are entrepreneurs born or made or a little of both?

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Stylist, salon owner, and educator Yara de la Torre shares her story of coming back from an accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down.

She fought her way back, finding many adaptations, and returned to her Salon and her passion—doing hair—when less than a year later, she had to stop working, again, because of the shutdowns in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Her story of overcoming adversity inspires us to follow her example of positive thinking and taking action.

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