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Outgrowth: A Slice of Pro Beauty

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A weekly Beauty and Education podcast featuring Ashley Gregory and Jaime Schrabeck, Ph.D.
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We love the pro beauty industry and bringing our listeners new episodes on relevant topics every week. If you’d like to support Outgrowth in our mission to grow together, you can become a patron of our podcast! Starting at $5, you can select yo
Selling gift cards or certificates during this holiday season? What happens to outstanding gift cards if your business closes? What you don’t know about the restrictions on expiration dates and the disclosure requirements may surprise you. In o
Exchanging gifts with clients for the holidays? Is it better to give, receive, or neither? Should beauty pros spend money on client gifts, or can we find a better way to express our appreciation? We discuss the challenges of client gifting in s
How do you cope during the holiday season as a beauty pro? The increased demands on us can be stressful as we try to accommodate all of our clients and the requests from new ones. To prepare in advance, we offer tips to manage client expectatio
Did Premiere Orlando bring the beauty community together as promised? From our perspective as independent educators, this year’s show did not disappoint. We discuss our favorite moments from the busy weekend and what gives us hope for next year
Without SB 803, there would be no state board, no licenses and no regulation of beauty in California. Now that SB 803 has been signed, we’re relieved and excited. After spending months tracking, discussing and advocating for the continued regul
Tipping is an ingrained practice in the beauty industry, but should we expect tips and do we really need them? Why does tipping have to be so awkward and complicated? We discuss the role of tips in our industry, the troubling history of the pra
What’s your process for creating and posting social content? Overwhelmed by all the options available? A brand new service specifically for beauty pros, Social Content Club streamlines the content creation process by delivering fully customizab
What career advice would have helped you while attending beauty school? Between developing their technical skills and preparing for a licensing exam, students have their hands full. We’re offering our best advice for future professionals, and r
How useful is the advice to “charge your worth?” What purpose does it serve for beauty pros pricing their services, or for employees negotiating compensation with a salon owner? We tackle this tired suggestion for how it appeals to our emotions
A cosmetology license at only 1000 hours? No more practical exam? Is pending legislation in California a disaster waiting to happen, or our best chance to rebuild the beauty industry? We’re just one step away from California’s SB 803 becoming l
What’s the most convenient and efficient way to reach existing clients and recruit new ones? Email, of course! This reliable technology offers infinite possibilities for creative marketing. We explore the benefits of using email in our beauty b
Looking for someone to work in your beauty business? What are you offering, employment or a space to rent? The number of salon owners advertising for beauty pros has exploded, making us wonder if there’s really a shortage of pros or just a lot
What do you enjoy most about attending beauty shows? Whether large or small, these industry-wide events offer much more than the opportunity to buy products. As we prepare to teach classes at Premiere Orlando, the largest show in the country, w
What can beauty pros expect from this year’s Premiere Orlando? The largest show in the country has been planned for October, and we could not be more excited! Besides teaching our own individual classes as independent educators, we’ll be presen
What’s happening with the most controversial bill in the beauty industry? An earlier version of California’s SB 803 threatened deregulation of haircutting and styling, a significant reduction in course hours, and the elimination of the practica
What licenses do you need to launch your beauty business? What difference does your location make? Where can you find the requirements and applications? Before collecting your first dollar, you’ll want to obtain the proper licensing, permits, a
Looking for more control of your salon environment? Want to focus more attention on serving your clients? Renting a salon suite has become an attractive business opportunity for many beauty pros in different stages of their careers. Our guest J
How can you avoid being misclassified or having your wages stolen? What actions should you take if you find yourself in this situation? When legislators recognize the prevalence of wage theft in the beauty industry, we can expect harsher penalt
Are you classified as an independent contractor, but controlled like an employee? Does your salon owner give you a 1099? Are you paid commission-only? If you answered yes, this episode is a must listen. Wage theft and other illegal employment p
Ready to attend a trade show? The first major beauty show since the pandemic gives us hope, but makes us realize how far we have to go. We review the experience at IBS Las Vegas, including a strange encounter with breast implants.Resources:IBS
What purpose does a practical exam serve in proving our readiness for working in the beauty industry? Is this a necessary requirement to protect consumers, or just another barrier to entry that should be eliminated? We consider the value and va
As the summer heats up, we’re trying to bring back normal routines to our salons and work, but with new perspective on what matters most. How do we reconcile our need for self-care with our changing priorities as beauty pros? Adopting new routi
Don’t blame the algorithm! Shift your strategy to capitalize on how Instagram prioritizes content now, not what worked years ago. Ashley and Jaime highlight three outdated practices holding you back from achieving your Instagram goals.Resources
In what ways does HIPAA apply to the beauty industry? Can we refuse to provide services or terminate employment based on vaccine status? What rights do we have and what accommodations or exceptions, if any, should we be prepared to make?  While
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