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EP 5 - The Altieri Brothers Featuring Allen Edwards

Episode Summary

In this episode, we are excited to feature one of the legendary hairdressers of our time, especially in Southern California - Allen Edwards. He is also the creator of the iconic Farrah Fawcett hair that became super popular in the 70s. We have been following this man for years but he has never met us formally. Allen has some of the most amazing salons, and we are privilege to have him on the podcast.

Allen talks about his family background and how he got into hair cutting. He shares his career experiences, how he started developing his own clientele, and how he became a partner. This interview is packed with anecdotes. Allen generously shares a lot of funny stories that happened to him in his long career as an international hairstylist.

Aside from cool and funny stories, you'll also hear some of the challenges he has faced both as a partner in a successful hair salon business and as a hairdresser. Despite the many downs, Allen remains resilient and committed to being the best.

There are so many things to learn in this episode, and you'll also hear lots of things about the hair industry that you've never heard before, so get ready and enjoy!

Today's Guest - Allen Edwards

Allen Edwards is an internationally renowned hairstylist and entrepreneur who continues to focus on creating new and exciting hairstyles, training fellow stylists, and developing products that continue to raise the standard in the beauty industry. With over thirty years of styling some of the world's most recognizable celebrities, Allen Edwards and his team of professionals have truly placed their mark as innovative talents and trendsetters.

Allen is the creator of the "Farrah" hairstyle. He is a sought-after celebrity stylist and he has appeared on TV as well. He was credited with producing the first "rock" hair show and has mentored and taught hundreds of hairdressers.

For more information on Allen Edwards, please visit

Key Take-Aways

  • Make it your goal to be the best in what you do.

  • Music's energy can help you channel your creative resources.

  • Be in your mindset zone especially when you are working.

  • We go through ups and downs. Learn to rebuild.

  • Don't quit doing hair and just run the shop. Stay strong behind the chair.

  • Everybody who has ever been successful has had complete setbacks that they have to go through. Success comes with failure.


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