S4E1: Future Proofing - Stylists, Charge What You're Worth


Joy La May is a stylist and a coach with Destroy the Hairdresser. She has radically transformed her business in recent years, and one of the biggest changes is how she charges for her time.

“Even though I love doing hair and that is my passion and creative outlet, I realize that my calling in life is to be in service to other hairdressers,” Joy says. “And part of that is talking to them about establishing new processes, and new boundaries, like pricing per hour instead of per service. It can feel like a revolutionary act but when we crunch the numbers, we see that some of us are getting paid below minimum wage, and that is what is going to keep hairdressers from staying in this industry for the long haul. They work themselves to the bone, they’re exhausted, and they can’t be financially stable.”

Hear Joy’s suggestions for pricing and charging for your time, and how it contributes to having a more sustainable, fulfilling and fit-for-the-future career.

Resource: Why Going Hourly and Charging for Your Time Is a Game Changer

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S4E3: Future Proofing - Evie Johnson Shows Us How to Never, EVER Give Up

Evie Johnson, Mizani Technical Educator, talks about being a finalist in the North American Hairdressing Awards, what lead her to be a trichologist, as well as what it means to her to see perseverance and passion pay off.

S4E2: Future Proofing - Never Stop Learning If You Want to Grow as a Stylist

Stephen Moody, Education Director - North America for the Wella Company, talks about his approach to hairdressing (he is celebrating 40 years!), his passion for teaching and why he chose to enter a hairdressing competition for the first time during a pandemic.

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