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Unraveling the Messy Success: Insights from Kelsey and Abby of the Messy Hairstylist Podcast

In a captivating session of Stylist Soul Tribe Conversations, we had the pleasure of hosting Kelsey and Abby, the dynamic duo behind the Messy Hairstylist podcast. Both salon owners and educators, they shared their unique paths in the beauty industry, their commitment to education, and the genesis of their popular podcast. This post highlights the key insights and inspirational moments from our discussion, providing a deeper understanding of their journey and philosophy.


Embracing the Journey:

Kelsey and Abby's story is a testament to the beauty and chaos of building a career in the hair industry. Kelsey, with 15 years of experience, transitioned from owning a suite to managing a six-chair salon and a boutique. Abby, on the other hand, navigated from commission-based roles to owning a building and operating a successful salon. Their journeys underscore the challenges and triumphs of entrepreneurship in the beauty sector.


The Birth of the Messy Hairstylist Podcast:

The Messy Hairstylist podcast was born from a serendipitous meeting and a shared desire to make an impact. Despite living two hours apart, Kelsey and Abby's partnership flourished due to their shared values and commitment to authenticity. Their podcast serves as a platform to discuss the realities of the beauty industry, blending humor with heartfelt advice, and has quickly become a beacon for stylists seeking relatable content.


Key Takeaways from Their Journey:

  1. Growth Through Collaboration: Kelsey and Abby's collaboration highlights the power of partnership in navigating the complexities of the beauty industry. Their joint venture not only amplifies their individual strengths but also enriches their listeners' experiences by providing diverse perspectives.

  2. Authenticity in Action: Their approach to podcasting and education emphasizes authenticity over perfection. This resonates deeply with their audience, proving that genuine content can create stronger connections than polished, unrelatable material.

  3. The Value of Education: Both guests are passionate educators who believe in giving back to the industry. They emphasize that continuing education, whether technical or business-focused, is crucial for personal growth and professional advancement.


Looking Ahead:

As they look to the future, Kelsey and Abby plan to expand their educational outreach through a mastermind class that blends technical skills with business acumen. Their goal is to create an engaging learning environment that reflects the spirit of their podcast—informative, inclusive, and a little messy.


Our conversation with Kelsey and Abby was more than just an interview; it was an inspiring exploration of what it means to lead with authenticity and passion. Their stories and insights remind us that in the beauty industry, success often comes hand-in-hand with a willingness to embrace the messiness of the journey.

For more insights and laughter, tune into the Messy Hairstylist podcast and join us again on Stylist Soul Tribe Conversations for more enriching discussions.




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