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For every level of salon professional — from newbie to rockstar

Hairstylists, Shop Talk is a must read! There are pieces of gold in Shop Talk that will set us all up for success. Chris Sulimay has taken our ever-evolving, highly creative salon industry and broken it down, so we can now understand how to make money doing what we love! 16 years later and I’m inspired.

Vera Santagata
Owner and Master Stylist, Vera's Hair Studio

I am new to the industry, and I don’t think there is a better way to get my bearings than all the key points that Chris talks about…there is no level of thanks I can give to Chris for helping me further my passion for the industry and for helping me grow my business.

Hannah Torrey
Hair Stylist, Stasia's Organic Element Salon

It doesn't matter if you've been in the beauty industry for 5 months or 15 years, you'll walk away from this book with new ideas that you can implement right away. Chris explains how to make your business more successful in a way that keeps you
interested and excited.

Amber Skrzypek
Keune Technical Director

Shop Talk is the ultimate tutorial on how to create a one-of-a-kind guest experience…

Lindsay Rice
Superstar Salon Pro / Owner, Lindsay Meredith Salon

About Shop Talk

Shop Talk is for hair stylists who desperately want to improve their earnings but need more business and service skills to achieve their dreams.

In this refreshingly real how-to guide, lifelong hairstyling professional, Chris Sulimay, serves up 19 chapters of no- BS, tell-it-like-it-is, insider advice, helping you to:


Call yourself on your own BS (aka getting real)


Take action to increase your income sustainably.


Turn up the amperage on your skills during every segment of the appointment for happier, multi- service clientele.

By the end of Shop Talk: on clients, communication, and growing your income, you will have a systematic method for measuring the mathematical drivers behind your earnings and improving your performance to earn more.

This mixture of personal and professional training reveals the secret cornerstones of top professionals behind the chair.

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