For the first episode want to introduce myself and set the expectations for this podcast and the story of why this podcast idea came to be.
Full disclosure, I do not do hair! The way I got in the industry is through Hair-Do salon in mesa Arizona. My mother in law Suzanne Bell has owned the salon to this point 17 years. She let me work at the front desk a little in 2008 when I was dating my wife, from then it was part time, helping with finances, marketing etc, then in 2015 i joined her full time in running the salon. Suzanne has given me the opportunity to explore things in the business and mature and learn.
This podcast is one example of her trust in me and the fact that she allows this stuff to happen. IN all parts of our lives, it’s great to have people support us and love us, but it’s more important to me that the support comes in allowing people to expand themselves and take risks. Suzanne has done that and in failure or success, she has empowered me and I am blessed, lucky, honored, however you want to look at it.
I grew up in the Seattle, lived in southern California my senior year in high school, and lived in nebraska for a a couple years, and now I live in Arizona! I graduated from ASU with a business degree and enjoy all of things most people do, hiking, sports, watch movies, spend time with my wife and kids. I love to try new restaurants and tend to be a bit of a movie and song quoter!
I am new to the podcasting arena, and I’ll be working though finding a format, maybe I’ll have a cohost, but I ask for patience as we work through how the show should be structured and what will bring the most value. I just read in AMerican MAgazine that 75% of women are not completely happy with their hair! That’s crazy and that should not be. We should feel beautiful and confident, so we will help with that, because I will tell you right now, there is some terrible and mis-information out there about hair...and we need to set the record straight because you hairdoers deserve better, wherever you are...you're hair deserves better!
Which segways into the idea of this podcast. Topics will be things I have noticed in the industry that I think clients need to be aware of. I’ll have articles on hair and that I think are relevant, hopefully I’ll be able to connect with owners and professional stylists from salons around the nation to talk about hair struggles in their respective states and how they overcome those struggles for clients, and their perspective on topics, and Of course stylists from Hair-Do Salon because I know them, trust them the most, but there will be episodes where I am just talking, responding to tweets/emails/questions, but there will be structure and topics I feel are important for the masses. My goal is to bring value to clients in how they interact and view their hairstylist in order to Enhance that relationship. I’ll also be aiming to bring on representatives from professional brands to talk about the value their products bring to clients.
The way you can connect with the show and the salon is by the usual places e-mails to the podcast firstname.lastname@example.org and tweets @hairdomesa about topics you would like covered or questions you may have. You can follow the salon on instagram @hair_do_salon - I do have those running on the screen on the salons youtube channel.
For those of you who are professional stylists, we will have content for you as well and if anything this show will just be a validation/affirmation of the correct mentality we need to have in the correct relationship between client and professional stylist. You might even take some great points away to add value to your profession and personal mentality!
I sincerely thank you for joining on this first show and look forward to interacting with you all, solving problems, and hopefully bringing some entertainment along with information.