The Association of Stylists and Barbers presents our inaugural Hair-Raising Event, TASB Barber Battle, Round 1, including barbers, stylists and students. Our event held in Kennesaw, Georgia, is open to the public. It’s not just a hair battle but a battle for knowledge, motivation and success. We all need a reboot! TASB will bring out the best artists in the hair industry. We want to knock out those struggling issues that everyone deals with clear out of the ring. You are not alone! Mark your calendars for July 17th at 4:00 p.m. and join your colleagues for an evening where “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE”.
TICKETS? Don’t miss out on the action!
TASB is a charitable organization with a 501c3. All proceeds will benefit The Association of Stylists and Barbers Day Retreat.
Thank you for helping us make this Hair-Raising event a success with your donation!
$15 minimum donation gives you- one entry ticket to see all the action and a raffle ticket!
$35 minimum donation gives you- one entry ticket for one battle category, students for one mannequin and a raffle ticket too!
All guests and battlers bring your business card for a special door prize drawing!
Buy tickets online, in advance to receive something special!!
PEOPLES CHOICE- 50/50- YOU CAN’T GO WRONG WITH A 50/50. EVERYONE WINS!! Get the support of your family, friends, colleagues and clients. Each category you will have a chance for your fans to vote by giving YOU- $$$ donations ($1-$100+++) for supporting you and our charity. Let everyone know between now and July 17th you are battling with the best barbers around the states and you need their support. The funds you raise will be divided 50% for you to keep and 50% will benefit TASB Day Retreat. The battler from each category with the most support (funds raised) will be awarded by TASB.
GUEST CATEGORIES- TASB will provide a number of models who are in need of their spirits/low self-esteem lifted. Battlers will draw numbers for their chosen models and be judged on their new hair style. The winners will be awarded by TASB.
STUDENT CATEGORIES- Students can enter as many mannequins as they like. (Fees apply for each mannequin) You can have your mannequin represent you as an individual, your school or a team. Have fun and remember “ANYTHING is POSSIBLE”!
Battlers must bring professional/student license and ID to enter battles.
Charles Barnes is owner and master barber of Hollywood Cutz LLC, Kennesaw, Ga. Charles attended St. Augustine University in Raleigh, North Carolina and majored in communications and minored in business. To this day, he has been cutting hair for over 25 years. He decided to do it for a living because it was something he was confident about. In addition to his talent as a barber, he also is a motivational speaker for the Kennesaw area youth. Barnes, who loves to lift your spirits said “You set your own limitations… there is nothing you can’t achieve with hard work.”
Joshua Hawkins known as “Hawk the Barber Prodigy” is an Ohio native. He currently resides in Atlanta, GA. where he has over 6 years of experience as a licensed barber at Furious Styles, Midtown. At the age of 25, he takes pride in his work as a platform artist master barber. Josh is also an educator for Babyliss4barbers and a member of Barber Stars. He concentrates on training and perfecting his skills to become an all-round businessman. He has recently developed an edging spray called “Hawk Sauce”. Josh has competed in and won first place in all professional competitions. Four time award winning barber also placed first in the Blurry fades expo for old school cuts. He has consistently ranked among top barbers in America making him “The Best Barber in America”. Josh has been recognized and requested by some of the top “A List” celebrities in the entertainment and sports industries. His devotion to his clients over the years has allowed him to develop a special bond with each and every one. Here’s More!
Jimmy Dickens, Sr. grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. After graduating from high school he supported himself while he attended Barber School and earned a degree in Barber Science. Ten years ago he opened a local barbershop, Amazing Cuts, in the heart of Kennesaw, GA. As a result of his efforts, over 10 people are employed and able to provide for their families. Every year Jimmy hosts food drives and sponsors Thanksgiving dinners for those in need, He gives free haircuts to struggling mothers and people going on their first job interviews. Jimmy is a TASB Volunteer pioneer. Friends and family have countless stories of Jimmy’s willingness to lend a helping hand. Jimmy now wants to take his leadership experience and use it to improve the City of Kennesaw. Here’s More
Dee the Edgeologist, took over cutting his own hair for more than 25 years. A 3rd Generation Barber, est 1916, who lives in Tampa, Florida. Owner of Barbers R Us Plus #1 and now opening #2. Dee is reopening a barbershop that has not been in business since 1915. Dee is a motivational and educational artist who worked closely with Dr. Lewis Brinson in the program he founded, “Barbers and Fathers on Cutting Edge.” Featured on ESPN and in the Local Daily. Dee has many Barber Battles under his belt and is known for an Award Winning, 1st Self Cut Barber. Dee mentors to his clients and always been one to give back to the community. He has created awareness for Barbers Against Violence and joins TASB for the Cut-a-thon for Autism. Here’s more!
Shelia Jones resides in Fieldale, Virginia. At a young age, her knowledge and career grew because of a special relationship with Joe and Eunice Dudly, founders of Dudley Beauty Corp, LLC, an international hair care and beauty products company for several years. As manager of several Great Clips and Smart Styles hair salon Franchises, Shelia has taken her struggling shops and turned them around to create more clientele traffic and improvements for her top notch salons in her community. Sheila is a TASB Volunteer pioneer and loves to make a difference in the lives of others. Here’s More!
Marcus Harvey is a “Barber to the Stars”. He can be found providing luxury barber services on the set of BET’s, Let’s Stay Together and Sunday’s Best as well on TNT’s NBA commentary segments and Tyler Perry Studios movies. Marcus is also a cast member at Ghost Brothers and a comedian at Comedian. He does all of this while maintaining his faithful clients, the everyday working class men and women who want to have that Barber Star look and treatment. Co-Owners Marcus Harvey and Kellon Akeem of The Musa Lair Grooming Gallery, strive to cultivate a business that specializes in inspiring clients to reach their fullest potential in style, conversation & culture. One of our goals for the year is to form a fraternity of affluent men and women that impact the youth and community through outreach and mentorship. “To empower and inspire the community through the Arts & Grooming.” Here’s More!
Benjamin began playing classical music on the string bass at the age of 12 and the trombone at the age of 15. Ben started his company Profitable Publishing in which he released his first CD titled “Live Your Dream”. Living a successful but fast life as an up-and-coming entrepreneur, Ben begin experimenting with crime & drugs. After twenty years of surviving the harsh reality of the streets – addiction, homelessness, and crime, Ben took his entrepreneur skills, knowledge of the streets, and compassion for people to spearhead a motivational ministry that is currently touching many of the homeless and addicted on the streets of Atlanta and around the world. A person that has overcome adversity and now committed to the uplifting and encouragement of others.HERE’S MORE
FOUNDER OF TASB
Elaine Lord, a small town country girl from Fort Branch, Indiana. Her desire to play with hair came as a young girl. She was ready to start her career right out of high school. Elaine landed a job assisting 16-23 stylists, while building her own clientele for seven years, at The Village Beauty Parlor, Evansville, In. For over 30 years, Elaine has been blessed with many opportunities, including a dream of creating a hair styling book. This love of assisting her colleagues from her past gave her the passion for what she does today. Elaine enjoys assisting stylists and barbers with their dreams from her organization, The Association of Stylists and Barbers, founded in 2008. With the love of giving back to her community, photography, hair and the help of her family and friends (clientele), Elaine has created Recognition with Style, her hair styling magazine which also shares with readers how TASB grows from one year to the next. Elaine lives in Kennesaw, Georgia and is owner of Elaine’s Hair Studio where she enjoys hanging out with friends while styling their hair. Here’s More!
WE ARE BRINGING MORE ARTISTS ON BOARD SO HANG TIGHT AND CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UDATES!!
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