On this episode, I talk to Gerard Scarpaci, co-founder of Hairbrained.me. If you’ve yet to be part of or know of this community for passionate hairdressers and colourists, then I guarantee by the end of this episode you’ll be hitting them up. Supporting each other in elevating our craft, you’ll hear how belonging to this global community of craft hairdressers you can share your work and knowledge, while gaining inspiration and insights from your peers. Get in!

Gerard is a veteran craft hairdresser who draws over 28 years of experience in the salon, in classrooms and on stages around the world. One of the industry’s most respected educators, Gerard co-founded Hairbrained.me, a global community of craft hairdressers and colourists with over 1,000,000 members, fans, and followers worldwide.

As humans we are wired to be part of a group who all share similar values and passions. Today we will learn why the Hairbrained community is offering this sense of belonging, and how it’s grown up to offer so much more than it’s original platform of forums and sharing photos between it’s early members. Since the communities launch in 2008, it has gone on to launch the Hairbrained.pro Shop, produced the now iconic “Hb Teach-In” master jam events, introduced the inspiring Hairbrained Video Awards, and created Hb LIVE Academy –– the start of a revolution in online craft hairdressing education.

Whether you need a belonging to a community, or you’re feeling isolated from other likeminded hairdressers, then today’s conversation with Gerard will give you that push you need to surrounding yourself with other hairdressers and colourists from around the world. Everybody needs to be part of some community, so pick it wisely! Now lets get to it with Gerard!

 

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Today’s Guest

Gerard Scarpaci is a veteran craft hairdresser with over 28 years of experience in the salon, in classrooms and on stages around the world. One of the industry’s most respected educators, Gerard co-founded Hairbrained.me, a global community of #crafthairdressers and colorists with over 1,000,000 members, fans, and followers worldwide.

Gerard currently divides his time between engaging with the Hairbrained community, sharing his passion for the craft by continuing to teach every chance he gets, and collaborating with the Hb team and our partners to continue to elevate the craft.

Show notes:

Here’s some of what we cover in today’s interview

  • >> 00 min 31 sec: Show intro.
  • >> 03 min 06 sec: The origin story behind Hairbrained.
  • >> 06 min 28 sec: The heritage of who Gerard Scarpaci is.
  • >> 11 min 06 sec: Is it positive to have so many hair educators.
  • >> 13 min 42 sec: What it means to be a craft hairdresser.
  • >> 15 min 52 sec: Connecting like minded people together.
  • >> 17 min 46 sec: Why we need to be part of global community.
  • >> 21 min 29 sec: Being part of HairBrained.me.
  • >> 24 min 08 sec: HairBrained events in Tokyo and London.
  • >> 27 min 13 sec: HairBrained is a utility for a community of hairdressers.
  • >> 28 min 09 sec: The Hairbrained team.
  • >> 30 min 12 sec: The business model of Hairbrained.
  • >> 34 min 32 sec: Hb online academy.
  • >> 37 min 36 sec: Why a hands on educational experience?
  • >> 40 min 07 sec: Hb video awards.
  • >> 45 min 57 sec: Gordon Miller.
  • >> 49 min 35 sec: The future of the industry and Hairbrained.
  • >> 50 min 52 sec: How to get involved with Hairbrained.
  • >> 53 min 58 sec: Last 5 questions.

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