Destroy The Hairdresser

Destroy The Hairdresser

Destroy The Hairdresser is an industry podcast dedicated to helping salon owners and hairdressers salon differently. read less
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*Clears Throat* lets talk about retail
5d ago
*Clears Throat* lets talk about retail
In this lively episode of *DTH The Podcast*, hosts David and Cyd dive deep into the intricacies of retail sales within the salon industry. Kicking off with light-hearted banter and a call for a musical jingle, they quickly pivot to tackle a listener's question about choosing the best product price point for a salon. David and Cyd leave no stone unturned as they discuss the complexities surrounding retail markups, profit margins, and the economics of stocking products. They explore various angles, including working with product companies that provide sufficient support and ensuring profitable markup percentages. They point out the pitfalls of low markup products and the financial strain of constantly restocking inventory. The hosts offer practical solutions, such as leveraging affiliate links and partnering with companies like Hair Story, which provide significant commission without the need for physical stock. They also advocate for creating your own product line through private label companies, highlighting Genesis Private Label as a stellar option. A special shoutout goes to a listener, Steph Stylist, who shares her eye-opening experience after crunching her numbers and discovering the hidden costs of her retail efforts. This heartfelt testimonial reinforces the importance of doing the math and making informed financial decisions. David and Cyd's candid advice, paired with humorous asides and genuine passion for empowering salon owners, makes this episode both informative and entertaining. Tune in for insights that challenge the status quo and provide actionable steps to revolutionize your salon's retail strategy.
Do I stay or do I go
Jul 11 2024
Do I stay or do I go
In this heartfelt episode of DTH The Podcast, Cyd and David dive into a listener's dilemma about whether to stay in a small rural town or return to the bustling city life of Los Angeles. Our listener, originally from LA, has faced cultural differences and received negative feedback in their current commission salon, leading to doubts about their professional judgment and overall confidence. Cyd and David explore the complexities of discrimination in both small towns and big cities, the importance of sticking to one's professional expertise, and the potential benefits of becoming a "big fish in a small pond." They discuss the pros and cons of returning to LA, emphasizing the value of creating inclusive and welcoming spaces, even in the face of adversity. The hosts also provide valuable advice on handling negative reviews, leveraging constructive feedback, and considering alternative salon environments. They encourage the listener to assess their core reasons for moving and to consider opening their own salon as a way to foster a safer, more supportive space for both clients and professionals. Listeners looking for resources on creating inclusive environments are directed to Dress Code Project and Texture vs. Race. For those contemplating opening a salon, Cyd and David offer their support and expertise. Tune in for an episode filled with empathy, practical tips, and inspiring ideas for navigating professional challenges in the hairstyling industry.
DTH Sits down with Coach Kat Scott
Jul 4 2024
DTH Sits down with Coach Kat Scott
Hosts Cyd and David sit down with their fellow host and coach, Kat Scott, to discuss her transformational journey in the hairdressing industry. Kat shares the pivotal moments that led her to seek coaching, putting pride aside to address financial pressures and past failures. With the guidance of a coach, Kat gained self-awareness, fulfillment, and clarity, which profoundly impacted her business practices. The episode delves into Kat's battle with fear and uncertainty, particularly regarding new pricing strategies and transitioning from color to extension services. She redefined her value based on expertise rather than retail sales, viewing extensions as a luxury service. Confidence in her worth and new pricing strategies led to increased success. Cyd, Kat, and David talk about the challenges of self-awareness, accountability, and genuine self-intention, emphasizing the need for personal motivation and decision-making over external blame. They discuss the ongoing necessity for support and individual growth, and the misconception of quick fixes, highlighting that true freedom comes from self-awareness, financial success, and fulfillment. Kat recounts the confusion of her suitemates about her dynamic working environment, the importance of trust and self-reliance in the industry, and her motivation to help fellow stylists through coaching. They highlight the program's unique focus on emotional intelligence and personalized decision-making, advising listeners to ask questions and cautiously implement changes. Kat summarily emphasizes listening to one's own voice, seeking clarity for those who are unsure or indecisive, and the importance of preparation for business complexities. She shares her initial skepticism, attempts to manage solo, and eventual success with coaching support. The episode also explores the advantages of operating a micro salon, Rosewood, and how it offers increased profitability and team support over a solo suite. The hosts wrap up with excitement for Kat's future success and launch of her upcoming salon, sharing the Hairdresser Hotline number for listener engagement. Join the conversation to learn from Kat's experiences, the value of self-awareness, and the importance of seeking support in your business journey.
How to build a business when the worlds on fire
May 30 2024
How to build a business when the worlds on fire
In this dynamic episode of DTH The Podcast, hosts Cyd and David delve into the overwhelming complexities of modern life, from the mundane to the monumental. They explore the continuous struggle of balancing personal obligations with the rapid technological advancements and incessant influx of global news. Both hosts candidly share their personal battles with managing technology's role in their lives, revealing how it often leads to information overload and distraction from meaningful engagements. The duo discusses the paradox of smartphones and social media, designed to enhance connectivity and efficiency but often contributing to increased consumerism and mental clutter. Cyd introduces a novel device called a "rabbit," not to be confused with a sexual tool, which promises to simplify interaction with technology, aligning more closely with the original intention of tech innovations. Moreover, they accentuate the emotional toll of juxtaposing everyday content like business promotions on social media with disturbing news events, creating a dissonant digital environment. Throughout the episode, they stress the importance of selective engagement with media, advocating for boundaries that prioritize mental health and genuine connection. This episode not only underscores the challenges faced by individuals and professionals in a hyper-connected world but also provides insightful reflections on utilizing technology as a tool for genuine improvement rather than a gateway to compulsive consumption. Tieing in personal anecdotes and shared experiences, Cyd and David make a persuasive argument for more mindful, intentional consumption of technology and information, promoting a healthier, balanced approach to modern living.