[VIDEOS] The Value of Continuing Education

In a 4-part series, Dr. Tye answers a viewer question about the value of continuing education. So many beauty and barbering professionals feel that they were taught all they need to know early in their career and discount the value of seeking advanced knowledge. Know that success in this industry is not just about your skill set . . . […]

[VIDEO] 3 Ps to Winning in the Beauty & Barbering Industry

ShearShare CEO Dr. Tye Caldwell gives his 3 Ps to winning in the beauty and barbering industry. Listen to him share his background and lessons learned over the last 25 years. When he coaches new and seasoned professionals, this is just some of the wisdom and encouragement he uses to motivate those of us who […]

Operation Destination: Building a Tourist Clientele

by Marco Pelusi, reprinted from this site When your salon is located in or near a travel destination, it makes sense (and cents) to become a “must-see” attraction. You also have an advantage of attracting traveling hairstylists, traveling barbers, traveling makeup artists, etc., to your salon or barbershop. Be sure to become a host and […]

4 Steps to Avoid the Inevitable Hairdresser Burnout

By Christian Gaytan, reprinted from this site  There are many reasons why people leave the industry: a move, an injury, or a change in family structure. One of the most dangerous and often overlooked is burn out. It is a very real threat to our mental health and exercise behind the chair. Doing the same […]

The Boom in Men’s Grooming

Look around you, and you’ll notice that men are increasing their investment in personal skincare and hair products. “Men’s grooming is now a multi-billion-pound worldwide industry.” The Independent According to a study conducted by the Huffington Post, one-fourth of men (25%) and roughly one-fifth of women (21%) spend more than 30 minutes a day getting ready. […]

ShearShare is a “Simple, Great, Well-Put-Together App”

The team at Minority Java is on a mission to bridge the gap between Silicon Valley and minority entrepreneurs. In its October 2016 issue, ShearShare is named a “Top Black App.” Thank you, Minority Java! Watch the app review here:

ShearShare Wins Tech. Co Startup of the Year 2016!

At this year’s Innovate! and Celebrate, McKinney, TX-based startup and YC Fellow ShearShare won first place in the Startup of the Year competition. Chosen from an initial batch of nearly 1,000 startups and after semi-finalist competition against approximately 50 other startups in the Startup of the Year race, ShearShare convinced judges that they deserved the top spot […]

Why Cosmetology and Barbering are Favored Occupations

Did you know? People share more with their hairdresser or barber than they do with their counselor or psychologist. The global beauty market is worth an estimated $265 billion USD. (That’s billion with a B.) In 2012, U.S. barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists held about 856,200 jobs. Nearly half were self-employed. The number of U.S. industry operators […]