Video Resources

Upgrading Your Gear?


Firstly, let me just state unequivocally, that you do not need anything more than your smartphone to get in the video game for your business.  Having said that, I find that once you LOSE THE FEAR of video making, a love for the medium emerges.  And then, you wanna go shopping for the latest and greatest gear!  (Or is that just me? 🙂 )

But buying audio and video gear can be a pandora’s box for the newly minted video aficionado.  There are like a GAGILLION gadgets out there!  Never fear though, my dear Hair Slayer, I gotcha covered!

Here are my fave products for up leveling your video making game.  I believe they give you early entry points, yet with high value for all you need.


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PowerDeWise lapel mic is a great tool for recording with a crisp sound tested by millions worldwide. Professional lapel mic, extra long cord, no drivers needed, Android and iPhone friendly, just plug and play!

PowerDeWise does it again with a lapel mic set – created for doing interviews!  If you have a twinkle in your eye about doing some interviews on your videos, this is a great add to your tech gear!

The iRig mic is an affordable, all-around handheld mic option for both Android and iPhones. It is perf recording for your social media, in and outside of the salon.


The mic banner is going all fancy schmancy!  Imagine adding this banner, with your salon logo decals to each side – won’t you just feel like a reporter from Entertainment Tonight?

This adapter is certified compatible for iPhones and offers many functions such as adapter for microphone, volume control, pause and play, answer and hang up the call. Just plug and play – easy peasy!

A selfie stick, tripod and light fill, all in one!  With the phone stick fully collapsed, it is lightweight and small enough to fit in a medium sized purse/pocket. A great multifunction tool!

An upgrade beyond the selfie stick is the gyro stabilizer.  Compatible with both Android and iPhone, this is a game-changer for your video making!  Totally a pro move in grabbing this piece of gear!

The gimbal stabilizer handheld for your mobile ensures your videos are pro quality!  No wobbling worries for you!  Smooth shots are always at your fingertips.  Easy for both Android and iPhones.

For your home studio set up, a good light ring makes for a perfect video.  Just as important as grabbing natural light, indoor lighting can make or break your shots.  You can change the tone of the lighting from cool to warm as well.

This book is a TOTAL powerhouse of info for you making your mark in the social media world!  There are tons of insights and tips you can put to immediate use – can’t recommend this enough!  Work smarter – not harder!


This video editing app is a personal favorite for me because it is available on BOTH iPhones and Android. It’s called Kinemaster and it is a full-featured video editing app.

For the ultimate control over video recording, transform your iPhone into an pro video camera with this inexpensive MoviePro app.  It’s worth every penny just to PAUSE between recordings, let alone all the other pro features it offers.

iMovie is a user friendly video editing app that is ALREADY installed FREE on your Apple devices. Perf to master video editing basics.  Editing projects on your iPhone can offer more features and control when you export to the same app on your Mac.