Tag: STYLISTS

Gerard Scarpaci, Joshua Flowers, Javier VanHuss Show there true professionalism on Hairbrained.me!

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My dear friends please excuse the language from these individuals this is a editorial about my first documentary, “The Real Hair Truth” from a blog called Hairbrained.me.
 
 Reply by Javier VanHuss on December 6, 2010 at 6:27pm
the only real hair truth here is that you are probably one of those dudes who has a couple buttons missing from the top of your shirt, peddling your industry “know how” through whatever book or dvd it is that you cooked up.you dont know anything about my payment formula, my in salon education program, or much else for that matter.this industry is much like the railroads of america, built on cheap labor that helps everyone for the greater good. sure, im using young kids fresh out of beauty school instead of chinese immigrants, but thats neither here nor there.the only thing really bringing me down right now is fuckdumps like you who try to tell everyone what the “real truth” is, when you probably dont have a fucking clue yourself.eat shit.

Permalink Reply by Michael Sean Georgianni on December 9, 2010 at 4:42pm

When I started just eight years ago, I assisted for two years with two to three other jobs to pay my bills. I did this just so I could get a better than school education. I’m just now opening my own salon from scratch. People booth rent mostly because they want to scam on their taxes and not take any responsibility as a group. As far as education goes, it’s your responsibility when you take a job, to see if it’s really being offered. I still buy food and everything else just the way it was first made up.So why shouldn’t I have the same payment structure that has be working for this long? Even before lazy, crying stylist who can’t promote themselves. It’s called business and if you can’t do it then shut it. It is very hard to get the proper training to be a great hair stylist and it’s very hard to own your own business. So the real hair truth is man up and get yours with pride. Just like the rest of us.

Permalink Reply by nicole ely on December 10, 2010 at 6:45am

I am sure there are lazy crying employees not matter where you work.  Sometimes they are lazy and sometimes they are crying because of work organization and conditions.  Wow! it is sad to realize that this seems to be the common thought about stylists on this subject.  Hopefully, this is a statement of a few and not the majority.

I think sylists attitude can be directly related to their environment, pay structure and lack of benefits.  Some salon’s take a large percentage of the ticket plus a large service charge on top of that.  How this is managed is directly related to how attutdes are in salon’s.  Why should syslists not push for the highest pay, best benefits and a well run business.  Do we strive for this?  No, it’s commission we want. Why not get the added benefits if offered?  Some are offering and the one’s who can afford it are organized, successful work environments.  I have felt first hand the struggle of a new business owner to get employee’s to work for little to nothing.  In reality something appealing has to be offered, because the competion for good hairstylists is great.  Don’t forget the noncompetes and lack of access to client info in case you decide to go elsewhere.

It seems desperate to make the statement that stylists are lazy freeloaders just because they don’t want to go into a businesss (that they don’t know) and be expected to build the business for nothing or on the hope they might get one of their three walk in’s a day.

Permalink Reply by nicole ely on December 6, 2010 at 2:37pm

One thing I found out about myself is that I was alot better hairstylist than owner and manager. That is why there are hair salon’s on every corner. Just because you are a good hairstylist does not mean you should own a business. There are so many out there starving for hairstylists and assistants. Not all of us are going to be an Arrojo and so on. If you are unable to get people to work for you at commission only, and you can’t pay people to work for you. You are paying an enormous amount for booth rent. 😦
Permalink Reply by Todd Phillip on December 6, 2010 at 7:14pm
It really comes down to what kind of a business you run.If you are a new business and have little overflow of new clientele, with under capitalized business funding for PR and Marketing which would bring that flow to the table…I would have to say there would be no way to provide a “base guarantee”…I would never use the word salary as it is separate from a commissioned employee.With that being said the simple answer to such an applicant would be you would feed him when you can but he would need to be proactive in self-promotion and you as a business owner would need to give a better percentage on the commission…but no guarantee as that would be needed for business cost and development.
As for the statement said that the salon is responsible for 20% of the clientele,..It sound out of proportion but then again there are different business structures..if that is the case and the stylist is providing 80% of the clientele then it would be likely that the stylist would have a high commission percentage, and vis/versa

Permalink Reply by Javier VanHuss on December 7, 2010 at 1:10pm

so, what IS the % of clientele that a salon owner is responsible to provide? if the answer is above 50%, then whats the point of urging stylists to promote themselves?i opened a salon for one reason, because i couldnt find a place to work. bottom line. i never wanted to be an owner, and to tell you the truth i struggle with it. but im doing the best i can in a cut throat industry, where i literally have 6 competitors within walking distance.my initial question was because i am encountering a LARGE amount of applicants from Paul Mitchell The School (a couple miles down the road), who don’t even feel like they need to assist (a whole other discussion) and who think that they can make 100K in their first year out of school because thats what they have seen on stage.when i assisted, in like 2001-2002, you got hourly as an assistant and then once that was done, you were on your own. i worked for a chain (30+ salons) and that was the way it was in the entire company.
i had never even heard of salary for a stylist until about 4 years ago, when a salon i had previously worked for was paying stylists an hourly wage and that was it. no commission on top of that, and you were basically a slave to the salon. sure, great if you had a slow day/week but not much room for advancement.
the only other place i had heard of an hourly wage was Supercutz, etc.

Permalink Reply by JoshXO Fighting!!! on December 8, 2010 at 10:32pm

BWAHHAAHAHAHA….. wow. I have never seen such blatent Douchebaggery in all my years on the internet. Lets go ahead and break your post down now, shall we?It is very sad to see you profile picture matches your IQ, Business owners like you (wannabee) will not ever rise to the cream of the crop. Your listing on this site reminds me of someone who has to been heard and seen because of your lack of professional knowledge and talent. When did you start to become a writer, maybe you should try something else like cleaning toilettes which matches your mouth’s aptitude.. Well after a quick Google search I wanted to see what kind of work Mr. Kellner “Crusader of Hairdressers” actually does. A person I had never “seen” or “heard” of until he came to my favorite little corner of the internet and started peddling his piece of shit “LOOK AT ME!!!” project. HERE ARE SOME OF HIS HAIRDRESSING GEMS AND SKILLS EVERYONE!
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Sir if that is the best you can muster after 24 years of being a hairdresser I suggest you should be the one cleaning toilets. You should fire your photographer even though I like her sweet side pony.

I am an owner of 3 salons, Yelp search came up with 1. Unless you own a couple of Fantastic Sam’s franchises. 2 films ( all that have been in film festivals.) Your years in gay porn don’t count. bachelors degree (marketing), What did they teach you? To go on to community sites and spam every thread with pleas for people to buy your movie? Seriously dude go back and ask them for a refund…. I’ll wait. 24 years of being a hairdresser. It appears your skill set stop evolving after 10 years. It looks like around 1993 you just said “Fuck it. Im gonna do hair this same way for the rest of my life!” Congratulations dude you wasted almost a quarter of a century doing ugly hair. HIGH FIVE BRO!!! head of the Miss Universe pageants. There is just so much to rip on here about this dog and pony show that’s a cut-rate Miss America pageant, But, I think you just stating it made you look dumb enough. Lets move on. If you need to post a question to get the answers to a simple question you need to leave my profession.

Ya know broseph, THATS WHAT THIS PLACE IS ALL ABOUT. Maybe your to busy pushing your movie to actually read any of the content. But harebrained is a COMMUNITY where hairdressers should feel comfortable posting questions and having other people CONTRIBUTE with their experience and helpful advice. Something you obviously know nothing about. Here’s a link to all the discussions Kellener has replied to and how helpful He’s been http://www.hairbrained.me/forum/topic/listForContributor?user=lzkxf…nothing but peddling. Also please stop staying “My profession” if I am in “Your” profession I’m just going to start calling myself a racecar driver that happens to do hair.I thank you for your blog post and I will encourage professionals to see the example you portray to young professional, and veterans. I’m sure if they had a choice between being an angry fucked like Jav or an irrelevant hypocrite like yourself they would pick Jav.

And by the way I am laughing all the way to the bank everyday for the worldwide sales of my film Selling the backlog of copies that didn’t sell and were sitting in your garage at a flea market in Tijuana is hardly “Worldwide” We help people we don’t belittle them and we tell the story of the profession the way it is! Wow your original post to Jav is in total contrast to this statement oh the ugly face of hypocrisy.

Cant take the truth? Hit the road asshole. No you’re the one coming off like an asshole. Please get the fuck off the internet your just making yourself look worse. A portion of the proceeds from this Documentary will go to a Non-Profit fund for Hairdressers who cannot afford Advanced Education. Why not just give them a copy of your movie? If its as good as you think it is they could afford their own advance training. Perhaps you should keep all the money to yourself and go back to beauty school. Twenty Scholarships will be given out nationwide for licensed Professionals. Videos. Books, Websites, Laptops, and also Advanced Training courses. Seriously dude now your trying to hard. I really dont think with your education or thought patterns you could compete with this project. I poop out a super lowbudget show 3 times a week FOR FREE that I’m sure people get more out of than you little “Movie”

Best Regards.

Go fuck yourself

Ps Brosef Kellener before you decide to get INFRONT of a camera again may I suggest

Permalink Reply by JoshXO Fighting!!! on December 9, 2010 at 12:54am

Oh yeah forgot this fucking gem
The Really Shitty Hair Truth from a fucking senior portrait specialist.
Love the yellow brassy tones there Broseph. Now I’m reeling LOLing about the “My Profession” thing.
Since when was under processed bleach at all professional?
And when typing LOL i really mean it. Some people just type it in text but when I read what you write then see the hair, I really am Laughing Out Loud. You’re the biggest joke and thank you for making my day!!

Permalink Reply by Jose Raphael on January 15, 2011 at 7:51am

Thanks’ ..”That Was Great!

Permalink Reply by Glynn Cathro on February 1, 2011 at 5:16am

I agree!

Permalink Reply by Javier VanHuss on December 9, 2010 at 1:17pm

yes, you’re right. i AM a “wannabee”. i WANT TO BE a successful business owner, and as such i was asking for some feedback/advice. YOU are the asshole who jumped on the attack from post 1. i hope you have some extra toilet paper for that new asshole Señor Flowers just ripped you.
I don’t give a fuck about your “accomplishments”. people who feel the need to list stuff like that are generally compensating for the lack of something else.
im not looking to be an example to anyone. im trying to build MY business MY way. like Sinatra, or Tony Montana, but less ethnic.
you don’t know anything about my background, my education, or my knowledge. just because i don’t wear paisley shirts or pointy shoes doesn’t mean i cant cut a circle around walking fossils like you. but hey, thanks for trying to “help” someone new to a certain side of the industry. makes you look like a real hero, and totally enforces those “accomplishments”

Permalink Reply by Gerard Scarpaci on December 9, 2010 at 1:37pm

i think the Real Hair Truth is you can’t put 8500 hairdressers together without some sparks flying!
the real hair truth.comThank you Hairbrained.me for your kind comments, may god bless you each and every day!
Best Regards
Joseph Kellner

Valid Or Not Valid: The Truth about Contracts

So many professionals have invested in our beauty industry in becoming a Paul Mitchel salon. And have been let down by the huge conglomerate by not policing their end of the contract that they make you sign when purchasing the hair care line in your salon. That is why there is a huge class action lawsuit brought on to them by no one but themselves.  Contracts in this profession do not hold up in court.  This false advertising lawsuit was filed in New York Federal Court on July 1, 2010, against the following: L’Oreal USA, Inc., the owners of Matrix, Redken, Pureology, Kerastase and others; The Procter and Gamble Company, the owners of Wella, Sebastian, Nioxin, and Graham Webb; Conair Corporation, the owners of Rusk; Farouk Systems, Inc., the owners of Chi and Biosilk; Sexy Hair Concepts, LLC; Tigi Linea, LP; and John Paul Mitchell Systems. This is what corporate greed gets you. 
The purpose of a contract is to ensure the completion of actions based on specific guidelines or stipulations for the parties involved. Incidentally, most people think that in order for a contract to be valid it has to be written, but that isn’t always the case.

 

A valid contract does however need to contain certain elements. First of all, it needs to identify all the parties involved. Secondly, it needs a mutual consent between the parties. Typically, there is an offer and acceptance that takes place between the parties that is communicated in the contract.

 

Thirdly, a valid contract needs to have an object, which is the portion of the contract that is actually being agreed upon. For this part, it is best to be specific on dates, deadlines, payments, breach of contract requirements, and termination conditions.

 

The fourth element is the consideration factor. The consideration shows what each party will gain as a result of the agreement. Paul Mitchel Systems offers “A EXCLUSIVE” to the product in your salon. Do you see the product anywhere else? I see it all over the commercial sector of the beauty industry.  Is that what you signed for.

 

The next time you see a contract, make sure it includes all the above elements. If it doesn’t, or if there is a portion that you question, you should probably contact a lawyer before you take any action. When considering buying Paul Mitchell products be assured that there end of the bargain will be in the commercial sector of retailing and not your salon. When considering of having a retail line in your salon, go with independent manufacturers within the beauty industry. AND DONT SIGN A CONTRACT. It is a waste of ink.


More Great Reviews for the Documentary THE REAL HAIR TRUTH!

Joseph, you have shown the Cosmetology industry in it’s true light. Hopefully with your powerful DVD “The Real Hair Truth” things will get changed in this industry, from how the schools teach Cosmetology, to how the States test the stylists. You are a brave… soul to show the real side of our industry which in my opinion is going down the tubes fast. Now please show the real side of diversion, who is truly causing it and how to big wigs in our industry are grabbing their money to promote their “Diverted Companies Lines”.
Thanks again, you were a pleasure to work with!
– Mags Kavanaugh

Eric Charles Mokotoff  I want to formaly thank Jospeh Kellner not only for the opportunity of being in his film and helping me with my book but mostly for being an honest friend full of true advice, concern and conviction. Its rare to find that genuine quality in people. Thank you Joseph

Susan Abbott  Good morning Joseph, I have watched “The Truth” and would just like to thank you for creating this movie! We are all working in our own little Salon Bubbles and we are all experiencing the same drama and discussing the same ideas. Your movie delivers! It is a significant overview of our industry and how it might im…prove itself and evolve. I hope this video gets out there so some improvements can start. You are a hero.

Kelli Looper  Joseph, your documentary “The Real Hair Truth” is just that. It focuses on many important issues that the industry deals with on a daily basis and points out many that SHOULD be dealt with. “The Real Hair Truth” was put together in a beautiful and artistic way. It is extremely enlightning; not only for those in the …profession but even those that are not. This is a true insiders documnetary with very stong objective and educational views. It is a must see for profesionals in the industry and especially for those thinking of or starting out in this industry. It is worth every dime!!!

Dear Joseph
…5-Stars to you!!!!
“The Real Hair Truth” is just that, “The Real Hair Truth”. There are so many important areas discussed in this film that its a “Must see” by artists on ALL levels.”
Janice Tunnell

Donna Hourigan  Totally agree! One point: Fast track courses, international programs should only be viewed as an introduction to the industry not a qualification! Great Film!

Albie Mulcahy This is a very cool film..Great job Joseph!!!!!

William J. Messer I think it a wonderful thing you’re doing.

Dear Claudia,  I had a chance to see a preview of your video from (The real hair truth). I have to say that just that alone was very inspirational to me because of your passion and good heart, and the fact that you are of Hispanic origin makes me very proud…. I love this industry and I have a passion for it and want to have the opportunity to always meet people that are passionate about what they do. I live in Pa. and I’m considering moving to Florida and would like to connect with people in the Industry. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a great New Year, God Bless.

Hi Joseph,Your documentary was a great watch. “The Real Hair Truth” is a must see by salon owners, hair professionals, students, and customers. This documentary was an eye opener to the practices in the hair industry. Hair conveys one’s self-image; it is vanity’s proving ground. Hair is extremely personel, an entan…glement of mysterious prejudices. Hair stylists have a responsibility to customers to improve their vanity. Hair professionals have the opportunity to learn the truth about their industry and customer needs by watching this documentary.
This film would do very well in the theaters!!
Cindy Unvericht, Owner, EC Investment Group

Dear Joseph The production I liked. For newbies, trainees and up and coming stylists I
would add more industry ‘glitz’ like the hair shows, competitions or
backstage session styling to help encourage and feed that flame that newbies
…have.  Also reduce the ‘rant’ a little as this is will drive the newbies away
from the industry. If you want to keep the rant up and the glitz down then
aim at pleasing an established generation of stylists not the new
generation, if that makes sense. I agree with the content totally, regarding
industry standards and training or lack of and with the lack of support by
what are meant to be salon only product companies, whereby they allow their
salon only products to make their way to high street shelves, its not good
enough and its messing with our income.
Feel like I know you a little now after having watched the dvd, spooky that
we’re 2 , ageing, macho undersea explorers who create amazing hair for a
living!
Kindest Regards,
Alex Douglas
New Zealand
Your copy of the Documentary THE REAL HAIR TRUTH is available at THEREALHAIRTRUTH.COM

Donna Petersen Interviewed For The Real Hair Truth Documentary

 

Donna Petersen

We traveled out into the heart of Florida and into bear country. This interview pertains to the topic of Booth renting. Speaking to Donna was a joy, and getting solid information, and also advice on Booth renting was well documented. Having interviewed brought a wealth of information to the viewer. Hopefull  with the information  it will be a gold mine of advice for the Booth renter. I thank You very much for this time Donna.

Donna Pederson’s Biography:

I grew up, the youngest of eleven children, in Massachusetts. I loved going with my mother to her weekly salon visits. I was fascinated watching the stylists manipulate hair into works of art. It made sense to me. I knew that’s what I wanted to do.

I went to the local Vocational, Technical High School, (much to my father’s chagrin) to pursue Cosmetology. I was fortunate to have talented instructors who taught me the importance of perfecting my basics, and practice, practice, PRACTICE.

After apprenticing and working as a stylist in Boston for 8 years, I made the move to Florida. As a Master Colorist, I live and work in an area that lets me practice my craft to my fullest extent.

I love what I do. I feel privileged and honored to be a part of our industry.

 Donna Petersen Mater Stylist/Color Specialist

Village Spa And Salon

13940 N. US HWY 441

Suite 901

Lady Lake, Florida 32159

352-350-6431

Donna Pederson