American Salon Stories Episode 22: Sam Brocato

Louisiana native and NYC transplant Sam Brocato has spent over three decades traveling the globe to share his experience and insights as one of the industry’s leading salon owners, hairdressers and product formulators. The renowned artistic educator, author, motivational speaker and industry visionary's honors include NAHA Editorial Stylist of the Year and the NAHA Lifetime Achievement Award. Sam shares insights from his lifetime of professional and personal experience with Gordon in an inspiring conversation. 

About: Gordon is CEO at where he works with co-founders Gerard Scarpaci and Randy Taylor (along with the rest of the hairbrained team) to empower our professional community by way of inspiring content, engaging education and quality commerce. Gordon can be found online at or as @gordnm on Instagram. In real-time, you can find Gordon at major beauty events where he often moderates best practice panels in digital and social media. Email Gordon at [email protected]

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