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 I am inspired by right now.
podcast to listen to
How I Built This with Guy Raz. Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best-known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built. I love knowing how things got started. That’s why I enjoy listening to How I Built This. The stories they share are so inspiring and motivating. Plus, since each one is its own story, you can jump around and pick who’s story you want to listen to at that moment. This podcast is definitely one to start listening to if you don’t already!
book to start
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie. This is a book that I revisit every year. I was first introduced to Dale Carnegie when I was just getting started in the industry by my girlfriend’s dad at the time. Her dad taught Dale Carnegie, and shared with me some simple steps that helped me succeed in my apprenticeship. This led me to read How to Win Friends & Influence People. The book has helped people worldwide be successful in business and their life, including me! No matter what stage of life you’re in right now, I highly recommend both books.
article to read
6 Tips for Working with Bridal Hair Clients by Casey Powell for Beauty Launchpad. I have worked with my share of brides over the years, so I know firsthand how difficult it can be. In this article, Casey Powell shares how to best collaborate with bridal clients. She’s been doing hair – and sometimes makeup – for weddings for 17 years. Casey says, “the only thing that’s certain is the uncertainty. You never know if you’re going to walk into a calm atmosphere the day of the big event or if you’ll be entering an extremely stressful environment. The best thing to do? Be prepared.” Check out the article to read Casey Powell’s tips on collaborating with brides to keep your part of the wedding day running smoothly.
trend to follow
While low-maintenance hair color isn’t new (think color melts and balayage), it’s still sitting at the top of the trend list. During the pandemic, clients started turning to low-maintenance hair color for different reasons, some due to loss of income and some due to quarantines. Regardless of the reason, low-maintenance color was an easy way to lower expenses for clients by extending the time between their appointments. Now that things are slowly starting to return to normal, you can start talking with your clients about services like root smudges, toners, and maintenance cuts to book between their larger appointment. This helps your client keep their hair looking great and helps you get your client in more often.
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