My consulting session with Stephen was AMAZING. He really took his time to listen to what my goals were and gave me realistic actions I should follow to get there. He is an industry expert and I really took what we spoke about and used it immediately, resulting in great opourtunities. Starting off my career as a fulltime freelance makeup artist it was boost of confidence I needed to be on track to success. I highly suggest him for his consulting services. Thank you Stephen!
I’m emailing you some feedback on how our session has helped me so you know what’s been working. First off Thank You so much for taking the time out to advise me in my business. So here’s the deal, I saw a great response after posting on social media specifically about what I do with some of my best images, i got alot more likes on my professional page as well as more views and I noticed industry Leaders looking at my stuff. What stood out to me the most from our conversation was your comment about thinking of my craft and passion 200% + as a business first instead of thinking of the monetary value second. I’ve always been the kind of person that feels like the money will come but now I know it’s ok to say I know what I’m worth because of my expertise, at the end of the day it is our job and it’s how we make a living, so THANK YOU so much for helping me think that way. The last thing was knowing what kind of artist I am, I remember you saying how you’ve always known me as Lizbeth Tapia period so I thought about that and I think you’re right so I started rearranging some things and I’m going to make sure I have my name on everything that I’m doing, I GET IT, it makes people continue to recognize me and my name as an artist. Thank you again Stephen for all that you do and keeping us inspired everyday! I highly recommend Stephen for his consulting and branding services!
Thoughts of Stephen Marinaro:
Someone I’ve known for years, who’s so passionate about what he does created a brand, vision and desire to continuously raise the bar with education and motivation in the beauty field. I feel lucky that as a fellow hairdresser, and business owner to literally have him on our backyard in NJ. Stephen was a guest artist in our Paul Mitchell school delivering a relatable, humble message to our students encouraging them to go after their dreams and that anything is possible. This “self made” talent not only has a proven track record of talent and celebrity relationships but also a sense of humor. Can’t say enough how much I love his energy, video tutorials and contribution to the industry.
Jenny Lee Schmidt/Paul Mitchell The School Jersey Shore/J Michael Salon
I have had the pleasure of working with Stephen for over 3 years. From media management, fashion shows, extensive network and video production, Stephen has been an asset to my event planning. His knowledge in the beauty industry is extensive and he brings great creative energy to all of my events.
Most recently Stephen helped to manage and organize our media red carpet event at the SalonCentric 2013 “Euro Beauty Expo”. The red carpet ran smoothly and the post show video was captured and edited beautifully. I can’t rave enough about “TheSalonGuy”, he adds the perfect mixture of business and creativity to all he does. I look forward to collaborating with him and his team in some of our upcoming 2014 shows!
“Stephen, TheSalonGuy, is both extremely talented and driven to excellence. His vast knowledge of the beauty industry and creative spirit consistently produces compelling and relevant media results. It is always a pleasure to work with Stephen!”
Working with The Salon Guy has been a great experience. Since The Hip Event focuses on fashion and beauty industry clients, it has been a perfect synergy to partner with The Salon Guy on a number of events and publicity opportunities. He gives amazing interviews of our clients and always makes our red carpet experiences more special for each of our guests that attend any opening or launch event. He is at the forefront of fashion and beauty and comes with a roster of contacts always willing to share to help bring the event to the next level.
We are proud to have him at any of our events.
TheSalonGuy has always been a real pleasure to work with. His enthusiasm, professionalism and passion in what he does, reflects strongly in the work he himself and his team deliver! From red carpet events to exclusive launches to fashion week he is a well connected person delivering outstanding information to beautypress on all that he covers in a format our editors love to see. It is a challenging environment out there yet there is nothing that would stop TheSalonGuy on delivering the absolute best to his clients, friends and associates. An incredibly dedicated asset to the industry!
Hiring Stephen to do the red carpet interviews at the launch of my book Spa Wars – The Ugly Truth About the Beauty Industry was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I know for a fact that his videos, contacts and media acumen helped take my career to the next level. It’s not an event unless Stephen’s there.
The media response from my Spa Wars event was so incredible, I hired Stephen again to cover the launch of NJ Beauty & Wellness Professionals organization, as well as a beauty blogger and book reading event I had at Nick Arrojo’s salon. Within a day or two, Stephen had the fully edited video posted and spread all over the internet. His creative vision made the viewer feel as if they were at the event, yet still informative enough for editors and press to be able to write cohesive articles promoting my endeavors. Getting professional and effective media coverage has never been so simple. What more could I ask for?
“Before I met Stephen, I knew what I wanted our video to look like; however, didn’t know how to go about achieving it. Stephen led our team in the right direction and our video came out wonderful. Stephen and Chris directed us on what to do and how to feel comfortable on camera.
The video exceeded our expectations. When the video went live it was on every social media circuit which The Salon Guy uses and works with. Since July 2012 we have seen the benefits of the video with new clients and how there’s a buzz about Northern Lights the Salon. We feel so grateful!”
Website link: http://www.northernlightsthesalon.com
“It’s been such a pleasure working with Stephen, TheSalonGuy, on our media
initiatives and event coverage. His love and passion for the beauty industry
is evident in everything he and his team do. His understanding of our
business and industry creates a comfort zone for people being interviewed
and I trust that he will capture what matters and generate questions and
topics that are relevant and interesting to our clients.”
“The salon guy is always the man on the scene. He dedicates his life to providing the hair dressers with the most important information. That is why I work so closely with him.
He is first a hairdresser, second a business man.”
“Stephen, The Salon Guy is someone who is trying to bring more
professionalism and a new approach to the salon industry through media.
Whenever DePasquale Companies has worked with Stephen, we have felt a true
alliance in conveying our ultimate message.”
“Thanks Stephen, You always make our events extraordinary with your presence. Your motivation and professionalism is inspiring. The red carpet would not be the same without you. Looking forward to our next event.”
“I love Stephen! Ever since I met him at the ASTONISH Magazine fashion launch event, I knew he was going to be amazing to work with. He made me, my team, and guests very comfortable in our red carpet interviews. I was very impressed with his work in covering our shows and capturing those special moments in both the ASTONISH fashion events during NYFW for Phuong My and Ken Chen. Always a pleasure to work with this incredibly talented man and his team!”