By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 11/20/2013 9:58:00 AM
With great hope, we set out to find a new home where I could have a creative center to shoot pictures and videos, a studio to care for guest’s hair and a guest suite so stylists could come to train with us - a tall order, but we were looking for a dream.
By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 10/21/2013 2:03:00 PM
As hairdressers, like chefs, photographers, artists, models, clothing designers, actors and many other professions, the perception of fame can be the difference between good and great.
By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 09/19/2013 12:46:00 PM
This past weekend, I had the honor of sharing ideas at the ARROJO EXPO, and while there shot a picture at night outside my window, posted to Facebook and had this reply, “Amazing...but even more amazing your room is paid for and so is your time.... You are considered successful ... Remember when you paid to go everywhere?!”
By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 08/14/2013 4:49:00 PM
When I was doing the Goldwell/KMS/Arrojo On Tour in NYC, one of my favorite people, Maggie Mulhern, asked me what my favorite movie was as a professional hairstylist. I had two answers at the time – “Vidal Sassoon: The Movie” and “Unzipped” (the Isaac Mizrahi movie) both for different reasons.
By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 07/22/2013 11:44:00 AM
The games I like playing are games where everyone wins, games where life gets better. I fly Delta because I get upgraded a lot, I love Foursquare because it rewards me as the mayor (with a crown too) because I park my car in long term parking so often at the Allentown Airport and I love analytics because it tells me what I’m doing that people like, it’s all a game.
By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 06/19/2013 12:47:00 PM
Creating success is much easier when you’re doing the things you love, today many stylists don’t realize, that thanks to social media, you don't have to get the guests you get, you can get the guests you want.