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Through meaningful discussion and revealing interviews, Outgrowth: A Slice of Pro Beauty offers accurate information, valuable resources, and critical perspective on salon ownership, management, marketing, finances, products, services, best practices and more. Co-hosts celebrity manicurist Ashley Gregory Hackett and expert educator Jaime Schrabeck, PhD explore the issues relevant to our industry with a sense of humor and a common sense approach to advocacy and compliance. Engaging a broad au ...
 
In The City Confessions, host and Native New Yorker Mariann Yip leads an ongoing, causal and raw discussion with real people living in the city to share and laugh about their highs and most importantly their lows. She invites guests to open up about what they’re really going through on a daily basis, what the city has taught them, and ultimately gives them a platform to talk about what’s on their mind and what keeps them up at night. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecityconfessions ...
 
Athena & Braden give the straight talk on the nail biz! Current trends, interviews w celebrity manicurists, industry leaders & product reviews. Experts nail it right here!WHEN IS NAIL TALKRADIO ON?Sunday evenings7:00 pm PST9:00 pm Central10:00 pm ESTMission-To offer the most current industry information in the most progressive way to as many people possible.
 
Your host, Londyn Nikole, is here to offer up her experienced perspective on the ever-changing world of beauty in this podcast. As a beauty insider and industry professional, Londyn offers her take on the industry’s latest news, as well as offering a guide on how to find the trends that can push your brand and image further than before. During this unfiltered and unvarnished show, Londyn get advice from her favorite people in the business, including Hollywood makeup pros, perfumers, plastic ...
 
It’s a mane event! Join Us each week to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!) Check out more hot beauty and style news and trends plus how to shop the looks on usmagazine.com/stylish and pick up a copy of Us Weekly on stands now! Tweet Gwen at @Gwen_UsBeauty
 
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Today's guest is Melissa Bolona, the Founder and CEO of Beauty & the Broth, a beauty and wellness brand offering shelf-stable, direct-to-consumer bone broth that’s care-free, convenient and customizable.Growing up in both the United States and Peru, Melissa was immersed in dual cultures which led her to appreciate various approaches to natural beau…
 
How useful is the advice to “charge your worth?” What purpose does it serve for beauty pros pricing their services, or for employees negotiating compensation with a salon owner? We tackle this tired suggestion for how it appeals to our emotions and sense of importance, rather than gives direction on how to use actual numbers to calculate the value …
 
Today's guest is Jordan Scott, the founder, CEO and Chief Editor of Cobble, an app designed to help people make better, faster decisions together. Jordan graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2015. She began her career as a news associate at CBS This Morning before launching her startup. To date, she has raised $3 million …
 
A cosmetology license at only 1000 hours? No more practical exam? Is pending legislation in California a disaster waiting to happen, or our best chance to rebuild the beauty industry? We’re just one step away from California’s SB 803 becoming law and laying the groundwork for reregulation across the country. Resources: California's SB 803 Bill Text…
 
Today's guest is Jessica Morrobel, a Brooklyn native and New York City-based journalist and content creator empowering people from all walks of life to travel, explore, and tap into their creativity. While re-evaluating her life during the pandemic, Jessica was sparked with an exciting career shift when content creation for her blog pushed her past…
 
What’s the most convenient and efficient way to reach existing clients and recruit new ones? Email, of course! This reliable technology offers infinite possibilities for creative marketing. We explore the benefits of using email in our beauty businesses. Resources: How to Write Exciting Email Subject Lines (That Actually Get Opened!) https://ashley…
 
Today's guest is Maiko Sakai, a niche specialist who helps visionary founders, experts & entrepreneurs discover their niche in their business and to hone in on their greatness. Maiko Sakai is also the founder of Airtight Concepts, a business strategy consultant a.k.a. secret weapon, confidant & silent partner to visionary entrepreneurs & CEO’s with…
 
Looking for someone to work in your beauty business? What are you offering, employment or a space to rent? The number of salon owners advertising for beauty pros has exploded, making us wonder if there’s really a shortage of pros or just a lot of vacant space. We highlight what’s missing from most help wanted ads that keeps salons from connecting w…
 
This week's guest is Emily Hochman, the Founder and CEO of Wellory, the anti-diet nutrition app on a mission to bring healthy eating to the masses. A fast growing app needed pre, post and during the pandemic, Wellory is a nutritionist in your back pocket, focused on making it easier than ever to stay healthy. The iOS and Android-available app match…
 
What do you enjoy most about attending beauty shows? Whether large or small, these industry-wide events offer much more than the opportunity to buy products. As we prepare to teach classes at Premiere Orlando, the largest show in the country, we discuss our favorite things to do when beauty pros and brands come together besides shopping. Resources:…
 
We are joined today by the one and only Deborah Lippmann. Deborah is the go-to manicurist for an awe-inspiring list of celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, Lupita Nyong’o, Laura Dern, Martha Stewart, and Lady Gaga and renowned fashion houses from Vogue, InStyle, W, Vanity Fair and Elle to Donna Karan, Rodarte, Narciso Rodriguez, Marchesa and Versa…
 
What can beauty pros expect from this year’s Premiere Orlando? The largest show in the country has been planned for October, and we could not be more excited! Besides teaching our own individual classes as independent educators, we’ll be presenting Outgrowth classes together for the first time. We preview all of our classes and how we plan to spend…
 
Today's guest is Jim Frawley who is an Executive Coach, Business Consultant, Author, Host of the Bellwether Hub podcast, and CEO of Bellwether, a company dedicated to helping organizations and people build resiliency, adapt to change and thrive in rapidly shifting contexts.Over his twenty-year career, he has internationally created and implemented …
 
What’s happening with the most controversial bill in the beauty industry? An earlier version of California’s SB 803 threatened deregulation of haircutting and styling, a significant reduction in course hours, and the elimination of the practical exam. The latest version now proposes a hair-only license at 600 hours. We discuss the exciting developm…
 
This week's guest is Val Monroe, the former beauty director at O, The Oprah Magazine and founder of the blog called, "How to Not F*ck Up Your Face." Val has also been an editor at Ms., Redbook, Self, and Parenting Magazines, among others, a contributing writer at Parents and Entertainment Weekly, and have written hundreds of articles on a wide rang…
 
What licenses do you need to launch your beauty business? What difference does your location make? Where can you find the requirements and applications? Before collecting your first dollar, you’ll want to obtain the proper licensing, permits, and certificates that authorize you to do business. We include resources for completing this basic, but imp…
 
Today we are joined by a fellow Native New Yorker, Mike Indursky, who is the founder of sustainable beauty brand, Hear Me Raw. After spending the last 30 years in the beauty and wellness business, Mike Indursky founded the new, indie skincare brand HEAR ME RAW. Frustrated that after all this time companies are still selling products with ingredient…
 
Looking for more control of your salon environment? Want to focus more attention on serving your clients? Renting a salon suite has become an attractive business opportunity for many beauty pros in different stages of their careers. Our guest Jennie Wolff of Sola Salon Studios describes what makes suite owners successful and how they experience com…
 
Today's guest features Ella Jewell, a photographer and content creator based in NYC. Ella is a visual communicator, telling stories through her camera lens. She enjoys collaborating with other artists and creating bold works of art. She loves to experiment with color and movement. Hailing from the music capital of the world, Nashville Tennessee, sh…
 
How can you avoid being misclassified or having your wages stolen? What actions should you take if you find yourself in this situation? When legislators recognize the prevalence of wage theft in the beauty industry, we can expect harsher penalties for unethical salon owners. In Part 2, we describe the warning signs to look for and offer recommendat…
 
Today’s guest is Annabelle Giletti, who is a s a dynamic beauty and wellness publicist living between Brooklyn and Nantucket. Being raised in London and attending international schools has given her the desire to always be around different types of people and seek out new parts of the world. As a dual citizen, Annabelle identifies with different cu…
 
Are you classified as an independent contractor, but controlled like an employee? Does your salon owner give you a 1099? Are you paid commission-only? If you answered yes, this episode is a must listen. Wage theft and other illegal employment practices have become so common in the beauty industry because beauty pros don’t know their rights. We revi…
 
Today's guest is Victoria Abaev, a wealth management associated based in New York City. Victoria Abaev is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional at Aspiriant, a leading independent wealth management firm. She helps clients navigate and build their wealth in line with their goals and values. As the first in her family born in America, she did n…
 
Ready to attend a trade show? The first major beauty show since the pandemic gives us hope, but makes us realize how far we have to go. We review the experience at IBS Las Vegas, including a strange encounter with breast implants. Resources: IBS Las Vegas: Be Safe Commitment Premiere Orlando Safety Guidelines ---------- Please subscribe, rate, and …
 
Today's guest is Adrian Bermeo, a LatinX expressionist painter born and bred in Queens NY, with origins in graffiti. Being a proud native New Yorker with a background of Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian descent, many of his characters carry interpretations of misrepresented figures and explosive energies that have influenced his life through family, com…
 
What purpose does a practical exam serve in proving our readiness for working in the beauty industry? Is this a necessary requirement to protect consumers, or just another barrier to entry that should be eliminated? We consider the value and validity of a live demonstration of our skills in light of the recent proposal to eliminate practical exams …
 
Today's guest is no other than the fabulous NYC drag queen Lucia Fuchsia. Lucia is a 22 year old Brooklyn based Drag Queen. She hosts weekly shows in the East Williamsburg area. She is bright, colorful, and upbeat! What to expect from Lucia? Expect the unexpected! In this episode, Lucia talks about what it's like growing up in NYC as a native New Y…
 
As the summer heats up, we’re trying to bring back normal routines to our salons and work, but with new perspective on what matters most. How do we reconcile our need for self-care with our changing priorities as beauty pros? Adopting new routines gives us hope for a summer season filled with family, friends and clients. Resources: Pricing for Safe…
 
Today, we have our first reoccurring guest, Maria Karr, who is the cofounder of Rumore Beauty, the first Russian Beauty store in the U.S. Maria has been on the podcast before (Episode 8) so feel free to take a listen to her first episode. Maria Karr came to New York from Siberia, Russia when she was 19 and has been working in the beauty industry in…
 
Don’t blame the algorithm! Shift your strategy to capitalize on how Instagram prioritizes content now, not what worked years ago. Ashley and Jaime highlight three outdated practices holding you back from achieving your Instagram goals. Resources: Shedding More Light On How Instagram Works How to Start Using Video in Your Beauty Business @themuthers…
 
We are beginning season 6 of The City Confessions with two fabulous guests, Erin Swift and Anna Livermore. They are the founders of Swift Studios, a new design-centric photography and event space for creatives, which opened this year in March of 2021 in New York. Erin is a former magazine editor turned stylist turned prop warehouse owner and Anna i…
 
In what ways does HIPAA apply to the beauty industry? Can we refuse to provide services or terminate employment based on vaccine status? What rights do we have and what accommodations or exceptions, if any, should we be prepared to make? While COVID vaccinations bring more normalcy to our daily lives, they complicate our relationships with clients …
 
Welcome to season 6 of The City Confessions! Episode 101 is a solo one from yours truly and your host Mariann Yip. I explain what my one month break has taught me and why I feel compelled to continue this podcast. I give an overview of my life updates including how I feel mentally and emotionally, the power of mindset and trusting yourself. I also …
 
What’s your position on deregulating haircutting, support or oppose? Before forming an opinion about a bill, shouldn’t you have all the facts? We challenge the misinformation about California’s SB 803 and question the interests of individuals, businesses, and organizations as they take sides on the most important bill in the country. Resources: Inf…
 
As beauty pros, we’re exposed to lots of content directed at our industry, but how do we distinguish good information from bad? Who and what can we trust as credible? We encourage beauty pros to ask questions and consider the source before sharing or acting on what they read, view or hear. Resources: Directory of State Boards ---------- Please subs…
 
We discuss the most drastic changes proposed in California’s SB 803, currently the most important beauty bill in the country. Highlights: •The source of the bill and its chances of becoming law. •Proposed changes to licensed hair services. •Reduction of hours and elimination of the practical examination. Resources: Advocacy Basics: 5 Simple Steps t…
 
What’s better for your business: being a sole proprietor, or filing as an LLC? When forming your business, the choice of structure will depend on multiple factors, including what’s legal in your state. We review the basic entities and suggest resources to research before engaging a professional to finalize this important decision. Resources: IRS: B…
 
The launch of Amazon Salon has our industry buzzing, but how concerned should we really be? Will our clients respond positively to an experience focused more on products and technology than the connection and expertise of service providers? What does this mean for salon compensation and labor issues? In this special episode, we’re joined by some of…
 
This episode is a solo one from yours truly and is a celebration of hitting 100 episodes on The City Confessions! I start out this episode by giving quick life updates and talk about where my mind has been and how I am feeling and doing mentally. I reveal my uncertainty when it comes to my future as I have no idea where I'll be based once my lease …
 
After a year of masking, distancing, and extra cleaning, what comes next? How do we handle the transition from pandemic to normalcy in our salons while managing client expectations in the process? As vaccinations rapidly increase, will the restrictions affecting beauty pros decrease as quickly? We explore what the next six months in pro beauty will…
 
The 99th episode of The City Confessions features Ming, who is a NYC based Occupational Therapist. Aside from her day job, she is also part of the food photographer duo team of The Bing Buzz, and works with her boyfriend to bring NYC content to her audience. She is also the host of the podcast Happier With Ming: A lifestyle design & personal develo…
 
A great brand communicates far more than just your business name. How can you make branding decisions now that will serve your ultimate vision? Beyond just choosing a logo and brand colors, this episode covers developing a visual identity that attracts clients and contributes to your success. Resources: Canva design resources Coolors to generate po…
 
Today's guest is Mariah Reeves, the founder of MARVES, which is a NYC based crochet shop, that offers modern, eco-friendly, handmade, and unique fiber arts products. She is a Black and Latina owned one woman operation and explains how her grandmother (one of the coolest & stylish humans EVER) taught her how to crochet. Through her modern aesthetic,…
 
Beauty shows bring the industry together, but after a year without them, are we ready to be reunited? What should we expect and how will our experiences differ from past events? We’re making plans to participate and educate, even when doing so may seem strange at first. Resources: Premiere Shows (Orlando, Columbus & Birmingham) International Beauty…
 
This week's guest is a native New Yorker. Kristina Ang is a fashion design student at the Parsons School of Design in NYC, sustainability freelance writer, and fellow podcast host for The Life of A Fashion Student Podcast. From a very early age, she was determined to make a start in the fashion industry. Her ambition and passion to integrate hersel…
 
While the risk of getting injured or sick at work may seem minimal, the consequences can be financially devastating if your salon doesn’t have workers’ compensation insurance. Even without any claims, your business can be penalized and fined for not having coverage. From the legal requirements to the process of filing a claim, our guest Craig Shapi…
 
Today's guest is Ashley Rodriguez, a fashion model and youtuber from Queens, New York. In this episode of The City Confessions, we talk about how Ashley got into modeling and the realities behind the scenes of being a model. Ashley reveals her career highlights as well as some struggles. She also explains why she's always positive and shares tips o…
 
The process for choosing the perfect business name requires time and research, and shouldn’t be rushed. For better or worse, your business name represents your identity as a beauty brand. You’ll not only need to determine what’s available, but what is most suitable to position yourself within the industry, all while avoiding potentially costly mist…
 
Today, we are joined by Andy Stone, the Vice President of Marketing at Bluestone Lane, which is Melbourne-inspired coffee place offering Australian-style espresso drinks & cafe fare all day. He is the brother to CEO Nick Stone and runs the business’s marketing. We begin the episode by talking about his relationship with NYC, now that he's been here…
 
In this best-of episode from the first year of Outgrowth, Ashley's pick is all about service pricing and the unique challenges a post-Covid landscape may bring. Originally aired June 29, 2020. Can you meet new safety requirements without raising your prices? Will your business be profitable and sustainable after reopening? From increased product co…
 
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