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Episode 25: Popular Nobody's Tips for Staying Hungry + Humble with John Mosley image

We are honored to bring John Mosley, aka Mr. Popular Nobody, on the Sola Stories Podcast! John is one of the most in-demand educators in the industry, who’s grown a massive following on social media (@popularnobody) and a clientele that includes celebrities like Kendrick Lamar and Eminem.

John joins Kim Bennett (@kimi_kisses) for a conversation about what inspired him to become a barber, what to look for in a brand partnership, and how he’s grown his brand, Popular Nobody. 

Listen as John discusses why he thinks the Sola model is the future of the beauty industry and some inspiring words for the Sola community. As both educators, Kim and John talk about the importance of education and why it’s so important to invest in to maintain a successful career behind the chair. 

John is not just an educator on stage but in every aspect of his life. Tune in to be inspired by John’s aspirational accomplishments. His success as an entrepreneur is sure to spark a fire in you to strive for more in your own business. 

Listen To Episode 25 🎧


In This Episode

[01:35] Welcome to the show, John!

[02:56] John shares his background in sports and his mom’s influence to become a barber.

[04:30] John shares that his entire family is hairdressers and cosmetologists.

[06:42] What inspired you to become an educator and give back to the industry?

[09:02] John discusses the power of creating your own path.

[12:00] John shares what to look for in a brand that you want to be an educator for.

[14:46] Listen as John shares the soft skills that it takes to match the heart skills.

[16:03] John shares what Popular Nobody means and how it originated.

[18:00] John talks about vertical integration within a business.

[20:22] What is the Popular Nobody brand doing to help others?

[21:16] John speaks about his new nonprofit, Nobody Way Foundation.

[23:35] He shares the first time he heard of Sola Salon Studios.

[24:55] What is your favorite thing about Sola?

[26:01] John shares words of encouragement for the Sola community.

[27:20] Listen as John speaks about what we can be proud of during this pandemic.

[28:10] John discusses Black Lives Matter.

[30:41] John speaks about getting involved in beauty schools and developing education.

[37:00] John discusses his Instagram and how he uses it to boost his business.

[40:00] John shares the ins and outs of social media and how to lay out a page.

[41:30] John shares his final thoughts and his thanks for believing in him.

[42:38] We are all in the same ocean, but we are not all in the same boat.

[45:03] Thank you for being on the show!

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