Beauty SuperStars Talk
Hair color & Texture vs. Race with Keya Artistically

Hair color & Texture vs. Race with Keya Artistically

September 29, 2021

Join @keyaartistically and Miki for an amazing and very candid conversation!  Keya shared about how she got started in the industry and some secrets to her success, her confidence - and how you can have it too!  

In this conversation we explore:

  • How she got into the most prestigious group in the Beauty Industry, Intercoiffure and her commitment to ensure others a 'seat at the table'.
  • The Journey to becoming a Certified Hair Colorist through the American Board of Certified Haircolorists (ABCH, recently renamed).
  • The role that discipline plays in enhancing your creativity!  This one is deep!  

It would not have been a real interview if we didn’t talk about the racial divide in the Beauty Industry - her platform of Texture vs Race - and get some behind the scenes scoop on her epic, and transformational, conversation with Mary at Behind the Chair!  

 

Follow Keya at @keyaartistically on Instagram or https://kolorkulture.com

 

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Cutting Your Way to the Top with John Atchison

Cutting Your Way to the Top with John Atchison

September 16, 2021

John Atchison is a true Legend in the Beauty Industry and one of the Top Precision Haircutters in the world.  As a protege of Vidal Sassoon, he translated and adapted some of the cutting techniques he learned to work on highly textured hair, then spent much of his career training others.  Known worldwide as a top Hair Educator and Celebrity Hair Stylist, he is fueled by his faith and his family.  John is a long time mentor to Miki Wright and many others.  On this fun and in depth look at his career, John shares:

 

  • How he bombed his first time teaching, and what he learned.
  • What it was like to be one of the first African American to open a swank Manhattan salon. 
  • The perils of managing a first class salon, first for Vidal Sassoon, then running salons in NY & LA at the same time
  • How he created his signature look and an in demand brand, for salon appointments, Editorial work and television. 
  • Is working with celebrities all it's cracked up to be?

 

John Atchison Salon is located at 114 E. 57th Street, New York, NY.  Contact him via his website http://johnatchison.com 

 

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Thriving Against All Odds with Chet Bennett

Thriving Against All Odds with Chet Bennett

March 21, 2021

Mr. Chet Bennett owns one of the top Cosmetology and Barber Styling Schools in the country and has spent his live helping others to thrive by giving them the opportunity and the training to excel in one of the best industries in the world, Cosmetology and Barbering.  

In 2018 Mr. Bennett was diagnosed with kidney failure. Listen in on his trying and miraculous experience in the last 2 years and how he’s taken his challenges and created several new businesses!  

 

In this interview, you’ll hear: 

  • Mr. Bennett keeps it real as he shares the basics that Hair Stylists and Barbers need to do to succeed right now.
  • He never dreamed he’d be in the Beauty Industry.  His unique journey will make your jaw drop!
  • How he survived a devastating diagnosis and overcame one of the most challenging times of his life - and the powerful lessons he learned.
  • How those experiences have fueled him to create several more businesses, as he continues to combine his entrepreneurial spirit with being of service in the world! 

 

Mr. Bennett is only a Beauty SuperStar, but a true Life Changer in the Beauty Industry.  You will leave ready to set the world on fire!  

 

Connect with Mr. Bennett on Instagram @chetbeautykingbennett or https://calanlifestyle.com and be sure to check out his new television show, the Kidney Kafe, on the Urban Television Network. 

 

Thinking of opening a Salon Suite?  Be sure to visit https://beautysuperstars.com to download your FREE copy of 5 Things to Know BEFORE You Open Your Salon Suite!  

P.S.  It's great even if you already have a Suite or Salon!

Shut Up and Sell with Thomas Faucette

Shut Up and Sell with Thomas Faucette

January 28, 2021

Many of the Beauty Entrepreneurs we love and respect, such as Madam CJ Walker and Vidal Sassoon, Barry Fletcher, Patric Bradley have made their names through selling hair care and beauty products, yet we continue to struggle with offering our clients the products they want and need.  As a Beauty Product Distributor, Thomas Faucette feels our pain with retailing, yet takes no excuses.  He offers simple ways to help us get our of our own way and go kicking and screaming all the way to the bank.  

 

Thomas shares:

  • How to deal with the fear of rejection 
  • Handling the “I’ll order it online’ or get it at the beauty supply.” objection
  • Some easy ways to have difficult conversations and get the honest feedback you need to grow
  • The benefits of offering hair service and product ‘bundles’ vs. offering them ‘a la carte’

 

To purchase his new book, Shut Up and Close the Deal, visit https://amzn.to/3j8oipX   Follow Thomas on Instagram @salon.success

 

Claim your FREE webinar on 7 Steps to Financial Survival for Hairstylists, to get and keep your finances on track during the pandemic!  Visit https://beautysuperstars.com and look for the blue pop-up!

Is Retailing the New Cosmetology? with The Retail Boss, Kinah Merriweather

Is Retailing the New Cosmetology? with The Retail Boss, Kinah Merriweather

January 9, 2021

Kinah L. Merriweather, also known as the Retail Boss prepares you to create a paradigm shift in your business via retail.  With a professional background in both cosmetology and retail management, she is a Cosmetologist, Instructor, former Salon Owner and Government Contractor.  She is also the host of The RetailBoss Podcast and the Kingdompreneur Series with her husband and partner, Curtis. Hold onto your seat as Kinah you to win the game of retail (online and off) and set you and your salon up for success in 2020 and beyond.

Kinah shares invaluable information on:

    • Why Retail is no longer optional?  What can it do for your business?
    • Step by step formulas on how to increase your income using retail
    • Simple techniques to increase your sales and create client loyalty
    • How to sell salon (and other) products ONLINE
    • How to set up your online store in less than 1 hour

Contact Kinah at www.RetailBossBiz.com

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Building a Beauty Empire with Joe L. Dudley, Sr

Building a Beauty Empire with Joe L. Dudley, Sr

January 9, 2021

Joe Louis Dudley, Sr., Co-Founder of the Dudley Products and Dudley Q+ brand, is one of the world's most sought after entrepreneurial masterminds.  His journey to success began in 1957 when he invested $10.00 in a sales kit and began selling Fuller Products door-to-door while still a student.

From 1967 through 2008, Joe L. Dudley, Sr. & Eunice Dudley led Dudley Products Company to become a multi-million dollar, world renowned Beauty Empire, including manufacturing hair care products; Style Q hairstyle books that showcased Black models, Hair Stylists, Make-up Artists and Photographers; Cosmetology Schools and an advanced training academy, Dudley Cosmetology University. 

Mr. Dudley shares his story, while he inspires us, uplifts us and gives us hope!

    • How he overcame his fear of selling, and how you can too
    • The habits needed to turn $10 into millions 
    • Why he’ll never retire
    • Removing limitations and self sabotage from your life 

 

To order your copy of Walking by Faith or any of the products Mr. Dudley mentions, call 336-392-8523.

 

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The Art of Becoming a Champion with 5 Time NAHA Winner Michelle O’Connor

The Art of Becoming a Champion with 5 Time NAHA Winner Michelle O’Connor

December 17, 2020

The prestigious North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) is comparable to the “Oscars” for hairstyling and Michelle O’Connor has won, not once, not twice, but a jaw dropping 5 times!  She is easily one of the most creative Hair Stylists that you’re likely to meet.  Listen in and allow her to expand your concept of where you can go with your career - whether it’s with competition, photo shoots, editorial work, platform artistry or standing out as a salon Hair Stylist.  

 

Michelle shares:

    • Why it was important to her to win NAHA 5 times
    • What’s her creative process like
    • How to develop your ‘artistic eye’ to create hairstyles that turn heads 
    • Why representation (positive images of Black men and women in media) matters

Michelle O'Connor is the Artistic Director for L'Oreal Matrix Global and Creative Director for Instyle Salons, in addition to being a 5 time NAHA Award Winner.  Follow her on Instagram @michelleoconnorbeauty

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Reimagining and Retail: Your Salon’s Winning Formula with Stephanie Luster

Reimagining and Retail: Your Salon’s Winning Formula with Stephanie Luster

December 16, 2020

Will your salon business survive another shutdown?  If you're still recovering from the last one, chances aren't so good.  Adding Retailing as a stream of income is another simple way to generate income, whether you're behind the chair or not.  Stephanie Luster, President of Essations (Naked Hair Care), offers some amazing Retailing strategies help set you and your salon up to ‘Win the Retail Game’ and boost your income, no matter what comes next. 

Stephanie shares:

 

    • Why ‘re-imagining’ her business to better serve Hair Stylists allowed her business (and theirs) to thrive during the shutdown
    • How to release the powerful grip of rejection (or the fear of it) in order to sell with ease
    • A simple formula for talking to your clients - tell them what to use, how to use it and what to expect and watch them come back for more
    • How to ‘disaster proof’ your salon business 

 

Follow Stephanie on Social Media @stephanieluster or visit https://essations.com for retail order or http://essationspro.com if you are a professional. 

 

Claim your FREE webinar on 7 Steps to Financial Survival for Hairstylists, to get and keep your finances on track during the pandemic!  Visit https://beautysuperstars.com and look for the blue pop-up!

Kicking Doors Down in Beauty with Barry Fletcher

Kicking Doors Down in Beauty with Barry Fletcher

December 1, 2020

Barry Fletcher is easily one of the ‘Greatest Hair Stylists of All Time', by the shear number of areas of the industry that he’s excelled in.  He’s a world renown Hair Educator, Author of several best selling books, including Why Are Black Women Losing Their Hair? (long before the topic was trending), has his own product line and stands as the only competitor to win a place on the OMC Hairworld/Hair Olympics using a Black model.  So how can you ‘borrow’ just a little of his energy, passion to learn and share about this industry and push yourself to limits you never thought possible?  Listen in as Barry shares his ‘secrets of success’! 

 

In this episode Barry shares:

  • The challenges he faced as he got started in the industry and why careers in beauty are options we must preserve
  • The things that school doesn’t teach you about creating a great clientele
  • Keeping your salon atmosphere fun - and making sure it’s professional and client focused at the same time
  • The power of networking to build your business and keep our industry strong

 

To order Barry Fletcher Products, tools or his books, visit https://barryfletcher.com/shop 

 

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What Really Goes on Backstage at Fashion Week? with Hair Artist Kia Sterling

What Really Goes on Backstage at Fashion Week? with Hair Artist Kia Sterling

December 1, 2020

Kia Sterling wanted it all!  She wanted to work in the Salon, be in high demand as an Editorial Hair Stylist, to travel the world and style hair for Mercedes Benz Fashion Weeks in NY, and beyond. Naysayers said it couldn’t be done, but she’s now living her dream!  Listen to her inspiring story as she shares what you need to do to prepare, if that’s your dream too!

 

In this interview Kia shares:

  • What do you need to do to prepare for a successful career as an Editorial Hairstylist and working behind the scenes at Fashion Week
  • Her experience as a Black Artist navigating the racial divide in the Beauty Industry
  • Starting your Hair Styling career at an older age
  • How to reach the decision makers and people you really want to work with

The best way to connect with Kia is on Instagram, her handle is @kiasterlinghair 

 

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