Hey everyone, Matt Beck here from Just wrapped up our sixth episode of the Splitting Hairs Free Salon Education Podcast, and what a journey it’s been so far! Six weeks of engaging talks, laughs, and some seriously good hair education.

In this latest episode, we celebrated my birthday, complete with confetti (and a brief moment of terror as it flew at my face – thanks, team). Brian Haire, Christina, and Karlie joined me, and as always, they brought their A-game, sharing insights and laughs in equal measure.

We dove into the "reel" reactions segment, where we unpacked some wild hair videos that have been circulating online. From a hilarious kick to a tape-meets-fan haircut technique, we dissected the good, the bad, and the outright bizarre, providing professional perspectives on each.

But it wasn’t all fun and games. We touched on some serious topics too, discussing the latest hair trends, including the Nirvana haircut – a disheveled, shoulder-grazing lob that’s all the rage right now. We talked about the practicality of these styles in the salon, how to achieve them without damaging hair, and the products that can help nail the look.

Our conversation also ventured into the tech side of things, marveling at a contraption that applies fine bleach streaks, resembling baby lights, in a flash. While it sparked our curiosity, we also contemplated the precision and care that hand-painting techniques offer compared to these rapid tools.

The podcast wasn't just about reflecting on trends and techniques; it was an opportunity to connect with the community. We encouraged listeners to get interactive, share their thoughts, and contribute to the evolving dialogue in the hairdressing world.

As we wrapped up, we reminded everyone to subscribe, join the conversation, and keep pushing the boundaries of hair education. Whether you’re a seasoned stylist or a newbie to the industry, there’s always something new to learn, and that’s what Free Salon Education is all about.

Thanks to everyone who tuned in, shared their thoughts, and celebrated another year with me. Here’s to many more episodes, hair revelations, and community building. Catch you all next time on the Splitting Hairs Free Salon Education Podcast!