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Cyd Charisse

Coach Cyd Charisse has been coaching industry leaders for the past 13+ years. She is the co-creator of Destroy The Hairdresser and focuses on empowering salon owners to build stability, structure & strategy. She focuses on building strong brands, and empathetic leadership skills and transforms the financial futures of the salons she coaches. As a life and career coach, Cyd has enhanced the personal lives and paychecks of those she has worked with through one-on-one education. Cyd is also a blonding Specialist in New York City & Chicago.

Coaching focus

Commission salon owners


Chicago, IL


Cyd is not currently taking new students

"Nothing changes if nothing changes."

Why did you decide to become coach?

After years of watching a lack of support in our industry, I decided we needed to make a change. I wanted to focus on the business driven artists.

How would you describe your coaching style?

Be careful what you share with me, because I will make you accomplish it. That includes the good, the uncomfortable, and everything in between.

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What should someone expect when working with you?

Straight forward coaching with a side of accountability. I will be by your side through every decision as well as being a creative outlet to brainstorm with. I always have your business in mind and how we can elevate it to the next level.

What would you say to someone who is skeptical of hiring a coach?

Being skeptical is a sure sign you should take a risk. How do you know something doesn’t work if you have never tried it? Who are you going to listen to, your fear or your heart?

What excites you about the Destroy The Hairdresser platform?

The accountability and communication. Our program is set up to keep students connected with their coach. They are being supported whether it is through our online classes, support groups, or one-on-one phone calls. Our students are never be alone in their decision making process.

What books have influenced your coaching style?

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

Make your Mark: The Creatives Guide to Building a Business with Impact by Jocelyn K. Glei

Fear is Not an Option by Monica Berg

The Money Book by Joseph D’Agnese 

What has been your biggest success story as a coach?

Anytime a student signs up with me is a success story. Just the act of signing up and taking a risk in yourself is such a powerful step. In that moment fear turns into excitement and we are on a path to overcome all obstacles together.

"Setting boundaries in our business is a form of self care we often ignore."