The Fix Podcast

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Jul 28, 2021

Discover How is it some salon owners that were struggling, finding cash hard, having nightmares with stylists now experience ...

  • CLIENTS UP: 85.2%
  • TAKINGS UP: 252.6%
  • COLOUR UP: 700%

And more... 


May 4, 2021

Are we now living in the age of lies? Will truth be the new commodity?

Jul 30, 2020

How to have a busy salon week every week as if it is an unlock or a pre-Christmas week?  

Listen to Punk Fundamentals as Alan Forrest Smith explains what you must do today to remain busy in your salon every single week. Must listen for all salon owners, managers and aspiring new salon business owners.

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Jul 27, 2020
Don't Open a Hair Salon Until You Watch THIS!
When I opened my first hair salon I did this.
I had an idea. I spoke to the landlord. I signed the lease. I sold my car to fit it out and bang … I had my first salon.
Very quickly after that, the whole thing went downhill pretty fast.
So there are things to be done and things to be avoided when opening a hair salon.
At the start ask yourself this.
Why would anyone come to my salon?
Listen to Salon Business Foundationals series, in this episode Alan Forrest Smith will be discussing how to start and own a successful salon business.
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(This is UNEDITED version, skip to around 5th minute to start listening)

May 1, 2020

Does mankind need heroes? If yes - why?

Feb 11, 2020

We all make mistakes, anything from being late to the meeting, to entrusting a person to do the job they are not suitable for. Usually, no mistake can be such that can not be solved,
often a simple conversation or a carefully worded email can do, yet if you have ever felt you made mistakes it may feel like the end of the world, can you relate?

So how do we go about managing the mistakes without feeling negative about correcting them? Or how do we even identify the mistakes before they are too late to correct?

We ask Alan Forrest Smith to share his experience.

Some of the questions asked were...

How do you manage the mistake if you hired a "wrong" person to manage the salon?

  • What do you do if the stylist makes a hair mess and the client goes mad?
  • Could investing in certain salon software become a problem?
  • How do we manage the mistake of focusing to the least profitable area of our salon business?
  • The answers may surprise you. Listen to the podcast to discover. 

Nov 10, 2019

Am I ready to change my business?

Am I getting the results I need to be getting in my business?

Have I gone as far as I can?

Is now the right time to restructure my business?

For all your business questions there are answers, learn more.

From and Alan Forrest Smith


Nov 1, 2019

How not to be an average hairdresser and how to turn your averages into your advantage.

A short episode from The Salon Punk 

Oct 31, 2019

What is The biggest threat in salon business? It's probably not what you might be thinking. A short episode explains why. 



Aug 20, 2019

When you love what you do, when you are creative, stepping aside is not easy. But as times goes by, priorities change. How you want to lead your business and what you would rather do on a day to day basis changes as well.

Whether you choose to keep your seat behind the chair or not, building a strong salon business will make you feel good about the decisions you make.

Listen to the short episode 

Aug 7, 2019

We all hope that the decisions we take today in our business and life will be the right ones tomorrow. How can we make sure our decisions remain relevant? 

Listen to the short podcast from Alan Forrest Smith

Apr 6, 2019

How One Extreme Stylist Is Breaking All The Rules and Profiting in the Process.

A case study every salon owner and stylist should listen to.


Apr 4, 2019

Staff don't care in your salon?

It's most likely that the staff problems are created by yourself, but you have the power to change that so that your team is happy working in your salon and enthusiastic to help you build your vision too.

From Alan Forrest Smith


Mar 29, 2019

On Friday's make sure to do this and you'll have full cash register this weekend. A short episode from Alan Forrest Smith The  

Mar 29, 2019

How to increase your takings on Thursdays when you've had a quiet week? Listen to the short episode as Alan Forrest Smith explains what you can do today to make up for quiet days this week. 

Mar 27, 2019

How to deal with salon reps so you end up loving them instead.

Listen to the short episode and a salon story from Alan Forrest Smith.

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Mar 27, 2019

How habits can destroy your salon business and how to recreate better habits to bring in more productivity and results for yourself and your salon business.

A short episode explains how.

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Mar 27, 2019

Should you stop marketing your salon to get more results?

What does marketing mean for your salon business? 

What kind of marketing will really work in your salon business?

Listen to the short episode from Alan Forrest Smith to discover the truth, lies, and myths of marketing.

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Mar 27, 2019

What is the secret to having the best year ever without doing any marketing?

Listen to the short episode from Alan Forrest Smith.

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Mar 27, 2019

Stylists walking out from your salon

Left with just one junior?

Do you know the reason why? And can you fix staff walkouts forever?

Listen to the short episode from Alan Forrest Smith

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Mar 27, 2019

How salon management will grow your salon business and create busy columns for any stylist. 

Listen to the short episode as Alan Forrest Smith shares the proven tips to managing your salon effectively.

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Mar 9, 2019

’Alan if you had to do just one thing to pack out any salon what would it be?’


We caught up with Alan Forrest Smith in the coffee shop to talk about his new book, Salon Sampler. Listen to this brief interview as he explains why he wrote this book and why you, as a salon owner absolutely must read it. 


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Jan 2, 2019

Can you really increase your salon income by £88,400 from just one stylist? 

One junior hair stylist did just that. Listen to the episode to see how it was made possible.

Salon Punk 

Jan 2, 2019

How do you create hair salon promotions that actually work in your shop?

How do you turn your salon into a proper business?

Listen to this short episode as Alan Forrest Smith shares his decades of salon building and advertising experience.


Salon Punk

Oct 1, 2018

After writing The Salon Column Builder in 1999; After Creating a big how-to guide for salon management SalonExtreme 21; and around 10 other books on the subject of hair salon building, we asked Alan Forrest Smith, why he wrote The Salon Punk Book, and what was so different about this book.

From the salon stories to the lessons from the mother's business you'll find this short interview engaging, interesting and inspiring to listen whether your salon is part of a big salon franchise or a small village salon.   

Enjoy listening

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