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, sharing with you the things inspiring me right now.
a podcast to listen tO
Robinhood Snacks. Robinhood Snacks gives you digestible financial news. They provide a breakdown of their top 3 business stories five days a week. I’ve been listening to this podcast on my drive to work. Each episode is only 15 minutes long and covers a variety of current topics. I love that it’s a quick listen and has a good vibe to it.
book to start
Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin. The Purple Cow is a book that I read years ago and still go back to. In this industry, there is a sea of sameness. To separate yourself, you have to stand out. Seth Godin‘s book talks about how “Purple Cow describes something phenomenal, counterintuitive and exciting and flat out unbelievable. Every day, consumers come face to face with a lot of boring stuff-a lot of brown cows – but you can bet they won’t forget a Purple Cow.” So that’s what we need to do, be the Purple Cow!
article to read
NAHA 2021 Winners Announced by Esthetica. After much anticipation, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) announced the winners of the 2021 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), the beauty industry’s most prestigious competition in North America. NAHA honors the beauty industry’s top artists and creative talent who push the boundaries of skill and creativity. For over 30 years, thousands of talented beauty industry artists have competed in NAHA to showcase their work and win the coveted award. You can watch the NAHA 2021 Ceremony here!
trend to follow
The ’70s inspired voluminous hair is a trend you should be following if you aren’t already. We saw it earlier this year as the “Farrah Fawcett Flip” trend on TikTok that started with Mallory Jade, who goes by @groovy_mal. And now we saw it with multiple looks on the Met Gala Red Carpet. Trends from the ’70s, in general, have been big so far this year, and it doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere anytime soon.