Hi, I’m Eric Fisher. I own 4 salons, a beauty school and a business education company for beauty schools and professionals. During my time in this industry, I have won a few hair awards, a few business awards, a few industry awards. I have a passion for learning. Because of my own thirst for knowledge, I am also passionate about sharing with all of you. The Eric’s Favs series is just that, me sharing with you the things inspiring me right now.
podcast to listen to
ASCP Esty Talk. The Associated Skin Care Professionals is an amazing organization in our industry! Their ASCP Esty Talk podcast is created for skincare professionals and licensed estheticians who are passionate about their careers at every stage of their journey. I love their podcast because it’s full of practical and useful information for anyone in the beauty industry. They cover everything from business building tips to service trends, product knowledge, and so much more.
book to start
I Love It Here: How Great Leaders Create Organizations Their People Never Want to Leave by Clint Pulver. I had the opportunity to hear Clint Pulver speak at an industry event this past month and found myself buying his book as soon as his talk was over. If you own your own business or want to own your own business, this book is a must-read! in I Love It Here, Clint Pulver shares insights gleaned from thousands of undercover interviews with employees across the country, revealing the best methods for identifying talent, building a sense of ownership, and developing a successful workplace culture that employees will love.
article to read
Designing the Perfect Salon Studio to Align With Your Brand by Modern Salon. When you are looking to go out on your own, you need to determine your brand. Then, identify ways to carry it throughout all aspects of your business, including the design of your space. In this interview with Bianca Margolis (@b.rosestudio), they go through how she designed her studio and brand, plus Bianca shares advice for those looking to branch out on their own.
trend to follow
Peek-a-boo block hair color is a trend to pay attention to! If you’re not sure what I’m referring to, check out the latest work from Cass Weed (@hairby_cassweed). A triangle block of color allows your guest to choose how much of their color they want to show off any given day. This is a great technique for guests who want to showcase their personalities while at work subtly.
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