"During my three decades in the professional hair care industry, I have been fortunate to meet many passionate artists, talented educators and dynamic business people. But I can count on one hand the few individuals who possess a synergistic combination of all these qualities. Eric Fisher is one of them. And what makes Eric truly special is his willingness to share his professional expertise with the rest of us. If I were just beginning a career in the professional hair care industry and was searching for a mentor to guide me on the path to creative and financial success, at the top of my list would be Eric Fisher."
-Luis Alvarez International Hairstylist, Photographer and Co-Founder of Aquage
Eric Fisher’s story started like many others. He was first introduced to the cosmetology business when he watched his mom do hair in her salon. Later he dated a hairdresser and when he would visit her in the salon, the environment sparked his interest. He viewed it as an opportunity to listen to great music, be around plenty of girls, dress trendy, and be in a career where people look forward to seeing you. So without much thought of where it would lead, Eric enrolled in cosmetology school. You’ll often hear him joke when he tells his story that the only time he ever saw his Dad cry was the day he told him he was going to cosmetology school.
Eric first attended school in Wichita. But as a former drummer in a band, Eric knew the key to success was discipline and practice. So upon completion of cosmetology school, Eric hitched a flight to London from his dad, who was a Boeing Test Pilot on the way to Kuwait, to attend Vidal Sassoon Academy. During his time in London, Eric’s passion for the industry grew. He began practicing haircutting 3 to 4 hours a day and his talent flourished.
Eric began working around the world. He took jobs in Europe and Asia in places like London, Paris and Seoul. Loving every minute, he soaked up the knowledge and sought out ways to bring great hairdressing to the United States.
In 1987, after marrying his wife Mary, Eric applied for a much desired position in New York City. Out of 200 applicants, Eric was offered the position. Though this was a great opportunity, Eric made the decision to stay close to his roots. Instead he planned the opening of the first Eric Fisher Salon where he brought the European concept of styling assistants and apprentice philosophy to Wichita, KS.
After opening EFS, Eric’s entrepreneurial spirit flourished from the success. His reputation as a stylist and business owner grew. To meet the needs of the growing business, he opened a second salon and later a third.
As the salon’s success prospered, Eric’s passion for education continued to grow and so did the desire to share his knowledge. Having hired recent graduates straight from school for his apprenticeship program, Eric recognized a need for improvement in the beauty education industry. This fueled his decision to open a cosmetology school. Eric Fisher Academy opened in May 2007 with the goal to provide future beauty professionals with a top notch education and to help better their lives. EFA has since grown to be one of the leading cosmetology schools in the nation.
Eric’s successful journey now includes three salons, the academy, the Prosper U Business Training Program, the Pure Forms Haircutting System, and numerous bestselling books and cds. His knowledge and passion for education are the foundation of Eric Fisher Academy.
Eric's accomplishments include:
- ELEVEN time North American Hairstyling Award Finalist
- TWO time North American Hairstyling Award Winner
- THREE time Editor's Choice Award Winner
- WINNER Global Business Award UCLA - London, England
- WINNER Global Business Award UCLA "Entrepreneur of the Year" Award - Barcelona, Spain
- WINNER Stylist Choice Award - Favorite Education in the Business for Best Selling CD "90 Days to a Lifetime of Big Earnings"
- Named one of the "Top Educators of the Century" - Modern Salon Magazine
- Named “Top Leader in the Industry” - Salon Today Magazine
- Named “Living Legend” – Hot by Hair’s How Magazine
- Featured on the cover of Salon Today Magazine
- Author of three best-selling CD's - "90 Days to a Lifetime of Big Earnings",
"10 Ways to Make More Money" and "Everything Matters"