In the last 2 1/2 years since the launch of this company we have met countless owners, students, hairstylists, barbers, nail technicians, estheticians, massage therapists and other members of our community who have amazingly interesting lives and opportunities. Why keep all of this knowledge and experience quiet??
Here is just a small sample of what is going on with our YouTube channel!
SKYLAH BALLARD: Meet Skylah Ballard, owner of the new Marigold Studios in Westwood, Kansas!!
Marigold is one of the many amazing private options Salonspa Connection has on our website for booth renters, mentoring and shadowing opportunities. Susan Wos, owner of Salonspa Connection went in to see Marigold for herself and got to talk with Skylah one on one.
Hear from Skylah on how her Grandmother inspired her to get into Cosmetology, how she gives back with Haircuts for the Homeless and Skylah’s diverse salon employment history as a hair stylist in Kansas City. Learn what salon ownership looks like for her, how she balances family, a large clientele and co-ownership.
RYAN TEAL: Ryan talks about his hair classes with Hattori Hanzo and how he designs them to be entertaining, yet easily understood by people like him that suffer from ADD and Dyslexia.
Ryan goes on to talk about his mentors and how they play into how he educates in an environment that is much like going to a Metallica concert. Ryan talks about his video series “More Awesomer Hairdresser” as a method of self help and a cure for the boredom of typical hair you see posted on Instagram.
Learn how the hairdressing industry “chose” Ryan and the moment he realized that it was his true calling, despite suffering from the common “imposter syndrome”.
PAM RANKER: A must see for beginner hair stylists, those who are struggling to find their groove and for Cosmetology and Barber students looking to gain insight into what it takes to be successful in the salon industry.
In this 3 part video series we discuss a number of things geared toward learning how Pam built such a robust and loyal client base. Find out how owner of Deviant Locks in Overland Park, Kansas, Pam turns clients into friends by prioritizing their needs and the client “life cycle” any salon industry professional experiences. Consultation is key with Pam, especially offering a wide range of services from the latest vivid hair color trends to men’s cuts to gorgeous, buttery blondes. Understanding your client’s life, their wants and their needs coupled with effective communication leads to no buyer’s remorse, just repeat clients.
MONIQUE WATERS: Learn how Monique fell into Massage Therapy by chance by meeting someone on vacation who was a Massage Therapist that changed her entire course in life.
Monique owns a very unique type of Spa with an incredible offering for Massage Therapists. Hear her talk about how she mentors Massage Therapists and allows MTs, Estheticians and Chiropractors to work in a flexible environment as room renters by the hour.
Monique is all about empowering Massage Therapists to work at their own pace and providing them everything they need to transition out of corporate massage work. She helps by teaching on how to raise prices, accounting, time management, marketing and how to work for yourself.
Monique has now branched out and is hiring employees who are being taken advantage of by corporate owned spas and Massage Therapy franchise businesses. She is the self-proclaimed “enemy” of massage franchises because she provides solutions for MTs who are being worked too hard. Monique is a Massage Therapy employment trailblazer by helping people!
TAHKI BANNISTER: Learn from top Kansas City Barber, Tahki Bannister as he demonstrates top level customer service while reshaping his client’s beard. Let multicultural, Master Barber, Tahki owner of My Cuts Travel in the KC Crossroads show you why has such a robust client base.
Get tips and tricks on how you too can grow your business while you watch him change his client’s look, tailored to his client’s desires.