Episode 4: Interview with Paul Mitchell National Educator Dallas Christopher

November 5, 2017

Episode 4 Summary

On this episode of Hair Biz Radio hosts Mikey and Zakiyrah interview special guest, National Paul Mitchell Educator, Dallas Christopher. They discuss beauty tips and tricks and talk about Dallas’ philanthropic interests.

Dallas shares his best advice for new stylists and talks about the ways he empowers all of his students.

dallas christopher hair biz radio guest

Show Notes

  • Hosts Zakiyrah and Mikey have a special guest, National Paul Mitchell Educator, Dallas Christopher.
  • Background on Dallas:
    • Been in the industry for a long time and hair is a passion for him.
    • Being a National Educator with John Paul Mitchell systems is a hard but rewarding job.
    • Been with Paul Mitchell for sixteen years and has taught almost 10,000 students.
  • Paul Mitchell participates in a lot of charities.
    • They get to donate time and do people’s hair and makeup and make them feel beautiful for the day.
    • Dallas and Paul Mitchell are very active in the community.
    • Doing hair and makeup is Dallas’ ministry.
  • Paul Mitchell is the largest company in the beauty industry.
  • Mikey met John Paul DeJoria at Bronner Brothers.
    • Jean Paul Mitchell has a heart of giving.
    • He remembered Dallas’ name at another event.
  • Jean Paul Mitchell owns Patron.
  • Hair coloring tips from Dallas:
    • The best coloring results he’s gotten is from Paul Mitchell’s products with hair from Private Label Extensions.
    • You need to know what to do, when to do it and how to do it.
    • Know where you’re starting from to know where you’re going to finish.
  • What’s the difference between a professional product and something you buy in the drugstore?
    • Paul Mitchell products are guaranteed and you’re going to get the results you expect.
    • When Dallas wants to lighten hair, his go-to is the Dual Purpose Lightner (DPL)
  • Dallas is against coloring at home, but if you choose to do it he suggests being mindful of the structure of the hair.
  • The easiest way to color hair is to walk down, to go from blonde down a hair level, but it’s not always the most affordable way.
  • The undertone color of level five is red, so that’s all you have to get to when you’re trying to color hair red, you should ideally get it to a level five.
  • Photos of Dallas’ work are at hairbizradio.com if you click on episode 4. (See Below)
  • Often the filters and angles of Instagram hide the actual quality of the coloring of certain wigs.
    • Dallas wants people on Instagram to show him that they use actual excellent technical work to construct, color and cut their wigs.
    • They should be using proper cutting angles – diagonal forward, diagonal back, etc.
  • When someone does a cut and color, they should be able to tell you everything about the angles and levels.
  • People are not properly educating the consumers and other stylists on how to do proper color.
  • Dallas teaches his students to hold people accountable for what they’re doing.
  • Dallas brings the students in and lets them do the work and cut the hair and color it to get experience.
  • Dallas had to make mistakes in order to become the stylist he is today.
  • Salon etiquette is really important.
  • It’s important to show people vs. telling them in the hair industry
  • People are going to YouTube to get tutorials on how to do certain hair techniques
    • This is both positive and negative
    • Positive: People are becoming more aware of how to style their hair.
    • Negative: You have hairstylists that don’t have the education to be sharing specific techniques.
  • You need to understand that YouTube is not school, you need to find someone who’s educated and ask them your questions.
  • Dallas has Campfire so you can reach out to him and ask him a question that way.
  • Dallas is working on a project called Dallas Takeover
    • Taking over salons in the city of Atlanta and other areas of the state.
    • They take a huge team to a salon and do a charity event where the proceeds go to American Cancer Society.
    • The point of this project is to end breast cancer once and for all.
  • Private Label Extensions partnered with Paint It Pink and did a giveaway for a breast cancer survivor to get a makeover from Dallas.
  • You need to be able to provide an experience for your guests that keeps them coming back.
  • As an educator, Dallas feels he needs to make his students better than him.
  • Three tips for new stylists:
    • Do your research, especially if you’re going to a salon.
  • Go sit in the salon and get your services done before you get hired there to see how everything operates.
    • Be humble enough to work with anyone. Offer some free hair services and pass out cards.
    • Never get too big, remember where you came from. Never burn bridges.
  • If you think you’d be an amazing guest for Hair Biz Radio, contact them on their website.
  • The next episode is about consumer fraud.

Tweetable Quotes:

“It’s not about how well you can do hair, it’s about who you are on the inside. If you have a great heart and you are very humble and great to be around in the salon, you will have a full book”

“The job of the hair stylist is to speak life into your clients.”

“As an educator, it’s my job to make my students better than me.”

Resources Mentioned

Hairbizradio.com – Podcast website

Paul Mitchell Systems – Professional beauty company

@dallaschristopherhair – Dallas’ Instagram handle

Tony Robbins – Life and business strategist

Gary Vaynerchuck – Businessman and entrepreneur

Campfire – Platform to ask experts questions Paint it

Painted Pink – American Breast Cancer Foundation’s challenge to raise money for breast cancer

Photos of Dallas Christopher’s Work

Malaysian Body Wave cut and colored

Malaysian body wave

Brazilian Loose Wave bundles sewn into a wig colored with highlights.

loose wave wig

Malaysian Hair colored Red for a Paul Mitchell runway event.

Red hair Paul mitchell event

Custom colored and cut wig made with Vietnamese straight hair.

purple wig

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One comment on “Episode 4: Interview with Paul Mitchell National Educator Dallas Christopher

  1. Porshe Gunn Nov 13, 2017

    One of my goals is to get to be a vendor at the Bronner Bros. Convention. I have just quit nursing school to get my cosmetology certification. At first I had regrets inly because i felt i would be letring my mother down, but this is my dream. Ive been doing hair since the 6th grade and im good at it. Hearing you guys talk about hair and the industry itself juat makes me want this more than ever. I love this. Dallas was so honest, informative, and funny. You have to be one with your hair! The colors he put in those wigs were amazing and ro hear that he used PLE malaysian hair just shows that this is some amazing hair and that my customers and clients will me highly satisfied with this hair and what can be done to it. Thank you guys.

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