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TASB Hair-Raising Battles

Posted on: May 28th, 2018 by Elaine Lord No Comments

Grab a Can of Change and take the TASB Pledge? Join Stylists & Barbers for this Hair-Raising movement and let’s make a difference in our communities.

TASB Walk for Change  

Sunday, July 22, 2:00 p.m, Open to the public!

Join us for a fun walk.

Swift-Cantrell Park

3140 Old 41 Hwy NW, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144

You CAN CHANGE a Bully for the BETTER?
Support this anti-bullying campaign. Team up with stylists and barbers and take the TASB pledge to stop bullying now. “I CAN make a CHANGE for the better! On July 22, 2018 at 2:00 in the afternoon, walk a lap (1 mile)around Swift Cantrell Park with a choice of a fun side trail– a Splash of Noodles, Bubbles, Hoola Hoops and more.
TASB Volunteers will provide bullying prevention resources and strategies. Stylists and barbers are supporting the cause by giving complimentary hair styling gift cards to students who have been bullied. To fit our theme “You Can Make a Change for the Better,” registration is one can – any type of can – of loose change. Join the competition and create an anti Bullying slogan on a poster. Click the poster below for more details..


HR battle

The Association of Stylists and Barbers invites you to part II of the evening events on July, 22, 2018. Our TASB Hair Battle, Round 2. Our event is open to the public. Check out amazing talent as stylists, barbers and students compete for that amazing new look. It’s not just a hair battle but a battle for knowledge, motivation and success. We all need a reboot! TASB will also bring out the amazing speakers on how to get a grip on Bullying, low self esteem and suicide that’s combing the nation. We want to knock these issues clear out of the ring.  This event starts after the walk, at 4:00 p.m. at Mirella’s Hair Salon,2726 Summer St. Kennesaw, Ga.

To compete click here. Speakers will be announced soon.

Double click flyers to zoom in!

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TASB Beacon of Hope & Grants!

Posted on: May 10th, 2018 by Elaine Lord No Comments

During our first TASB Meet Up of 2018, TASB Volunteers Katie Walji and Sara Clark presented our TASB Beacon of Hope to Naomi Cheeks. She is a proud mother whose son, Mark has been diagnosed with autism.  This is the beginning of distributing Grants to families who are having a hard time paying out of pocket expenses for  autism therapy. Our TASB Volunteers are now able to help their clients who have kids/students with autism. This is just the beginning of what can happen when stylists and barbers come together and make a difference in the lives of our clients. Join us this years Hair-Raising Events including our annual TASB Cut-a-Thon for Autism starting the weekend before Labor Day with opening celebrations. A 6 wk period for you and all your clients to get involved, join the movement and creating Autism Awareness.

Beacon of Hope

Beacon of Hope

Mark’s Story

Mark has always been an interesting kid ever since he was little. I have always known Mark was different, he didn’t talk until he was 3 and when I questioned his pediatrician about it she said it was likely due to all his ear infections. He continued to develop more slowly than other children his age both with his motor skills and socially. Mark is a very loving, happy, kid that enjoyed playing outside, but often by himself and didn’t play much with others, he preferred to play with his dogs. In 2015 Mark was diagnosed with ADHD, anxiety and ODD. He was given multiple medications to help with his ADHD and none of them worked for him and he grew excessively more aggressive, and mean and angry as the months went by. On April 20, 2016, my very sweet, happy, kind hearted child did something no child should ever do. He tried to cut his own throat open and kill himself with a pair of scissors. Thankfully the attempt was unsuccessful but we spent 5 days in an ER waiting for a childrens facility willing to take him. Mark on April 24th Mark was then transported to a children’s facility in Savannah Georgia and had to remain there for 5 days before he was allowed to come home. They tried to give him another form of medication to calm him down but this medicine made his anxiety so much worse. Then I finally decided to have a new pediatrician evaluate him and she suggested that we get an evaluation done. I went and filled out all the paper work and Mark had his evaluation on June 14th, a week later I was given the results and he was diagnosed with Autism. I was so relieved because now I knew there was something else I could do to help him and I could get my sweet boy back. We started ABA with Spectrum Behavioral Associates in August of 2016 and Mark has made so many huge improvements that I am in awe of his progress. I am starting to see bits of my sweet boy coming back to me. I am so thankful for all the hard work of the therapist that provide him services and this wouldn’t be possible for us as a family without this scholarship because insurance companies still do not understand how important these therapies are for children on the spectrum. We couldn’t go out to dinner as a family and now we can, we couldn’t let him go back to regular public school and now he has a modified schedule and is able to interact with his peers. This therapy means everything to my family and I am so thankful for the scholarship we have received to help with the cost of that.

Girl Scouts Achieve, 1st TASB Grant

Posted on: May 8th, 2018 by Elaine Lord No Comments

1 girl scout72It was an honor to give out our first TASB Grant to an all inclusive Autism Girl Scout Troop, Achieve 722 at Chique Salon, Evansville, Indiana, Salon owner Whitney Bullock. The theme for the evening, “You are Beautiful” was an inspiring treat for the girls. Troop leader, Missy Goff, helped each Girl Scout share an uplifting quote, a self confidence booster, while seeing their own special beauty in our Sunflower Mirror, TASB’s Beacon of Hope. Everyone could get their pony on as Elaine Lord, founder of TASB, Kennesaw GA. gave each student a super chic look! Therapist, Tina Gibbs demonstrated Mneme Therapy. An Art therapy session that helps with special needs including those on the autism spectrum. Troop 722 will receive a complimentary Mneme therapy session with Tina. Thank you to TASB Volunteers, Shari Kempf, of Hair Street Station and Tracey Schu, Stylist for coming out to support this Hair-Raising Event. I am very excited that TASB is now distributing grants to families chosen by TASB volunteers. TASB Volunteers are excited to join forces with our upcoming TASB Cut-a-thon for Autism. Our opening celebrations begin on August 25, and to continue throughout the month of September. Go TASB!




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Girl Scouts, The Achievers

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TASB Awards Celebration 2017

Posted on: October 27th, 2017 by Elaine Lord No Comments

Congratulations to our TASB Volunteers who receive recognition with Style. Our annual celebration, held every November in the metro Atlanta area, reflects on what our TASB volunteers have accomplished throughout the year–giving “Recognition with Style” to our many volunteers, sponsors and clients. We hope you and your friends join your colleagues who made a difference in their communities for this year’s inspirational night of fun, laughter and camaraderie.

Purchase tickets and consider a spotlight in the next issue of Recognition with Style magazine here: $25 donation for single ticket. $40 donation for couples tickets.

Pay Tickets Here

TASB Class

Posted on: October 5th, 2017 by Elaine Lord No Comments

Hands-On Class featuring Hair Educator, Jimmy Dickens.You can’t find education at this level! 

Step up your Game!! Fades, Shear Cutting, Razor Techniques plus motivation to get you through the holidays! Bring your own model or mannequin.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 7:00 P.M.

Cobb Beauty College, 3096 Cherokee St. Kennesaw, GA. 30144

To make your donation to our TASB Class!  

Donate Here   $20 minimum general donation for members,  $40 minimum general donation for non members. Tax forms will be given at the class. A mannequin can be purchased at Cobb Beauty College with a stand for $55. Please contact Elaine Lord for questions. 770-355-4934

All proceeds will go to The Association of Stylists and Barbers.


Posted on: June 22nd, 2017 by Elaine Lord 2 Comments



Join Us!
We invite you to join us for a good time hanging out with fellow colleagues across the states and to represent your community for our 7th TASB Cut-a-thon for Autism! To date TASB Volunteers have raised approximately $70,000.
We invite you to take our TASB Challenge! What challenge? To create Autism awareness in your salon/barbershop. Register HERE.
We are Growing!
Our TASB Cut-A-Thon for Autism has experienced large changes in
knowledge, growth, skills, and goals during these past seven years. With this said TASB will extend the cut-a-thon throughout our 6-week “rebooking” period. Our kick-off is August 25, the weekend before Labor Day, our Opening Celebrations. We will continue our festivities throughout October 7, our Closing Celebrations. Join the fun and choose a date that works for you!
Our TASB goal!
Stylists and barbers can pick a day between Opening & Closing celebrations and give their time and talent to Autism on their special day! TASB Volunteers, TOGETHER, can support our TASB Cut-a-thon for Autism for 42 consecutive days. Can it be done, of coarse! We are “Super Hair O’s”!!!!

“Keep it simple” or “Jazz it Up”!
Pick a day and a way that works best for you.
Throughout the years I have seen so many ways stylists and barbers are donating to the cause.
Many volunteers give one haircut to our Cut-A-Thon and others give ten haircuts. Stylists and barbers will donate all or half of their proceeds from their hair cuts to autism. Volunteers collect their tips for a week and contribute their funds raised to the cause. Volunteers who need to build their clientele will offer discounted prices to new clients. You can choose what works for you! It’s all GOOD!
Check out our Recognition with Style magazine to see how others have created festivities, fun times, clientele recognition, and autism awareness. Check out page 10 to see a list of our amazing TASB volunteers and page 13 tells you how to Host a Successful Cut-a-Thon. Plus many photos for you to get great ideas.
Spread the Word!
Clients are encouraged to visit the participating salons and barbershops in your community. These unique artists are donating their professional time and talent to a worthy cause!
If your stylist/barber is not familiar with our TASB Cut-a-thon for Autism share our site with them so you can give your haircut to Autism and receive an armband for yourself and them too.

BOOK EM DANNO!!!… who remembers this! lol
Can we count on you!
Before your event please let us help you book your cut-a-thon.
Register online 
or email us your information.
1. Date of your event.
2. Your name (first & last), salon/shop name & location. Include your colleagues who join you. (For recognition in our next Recognition with Style magazine issue)
3. Approximately how many haircut(s)will you give?
(Everyone who gives and gets a haircut receives an official TASB armband)

How to make your donation to TASB!                                                            Donate Here   Please contact TASB for other options. 770-355-4934

My friends, we are strong in numbers!

“Like” our Facebook Fan Page and share all your ideas and see how others are creating awareness for our TASB Cut-a-thon.
View our Gallery for additional media, guidelines and tips to create a successful TASB Cut-A-Thon for Autism

Proceeds go to autism charities voted by TASB Volunteers.


Posted on: May 24th, 2017 by Elaine Lord No Comments


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!!

Donate Here

Battlers CLICK HERE to register!!


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.



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The Hawk

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

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

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

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!

Charles Barnes

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.”

Guest Speaker

Big Mouth Ben

Big Mouth Ben

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 TASB

Founder 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!


Walk for Change

Posted on: February 8th, 2017 by Elaine Lord No Comments


Let’s put a stop to bullying!! Join TASB Volunteers and let’s cut out bullying, If you know someone who is being bullied don’t be silent, do your part and help make a change for the better. We will have information on hand and volunteers who can help. Click on the footprint to print out your walking shoes and create awareness, You “CAN” make “CHANGE” for the better. Collect change to help fill up a water jug on site. Donations will go towards bullying and TASB.

Register here

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Double click on invitation!

It’s time to Renew Your License!

Posted on: January 27th, 2017 by Elaine Lord No Comments

hair directionsRenew your license early! I decided to be on the ball this year and renew early. I want to share this great site that has ONLINE CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES including the HEALTH & SAFTEY COURSE. It is very informative and a fun class. “This is just one site I chose to get those CE hours needed for license renewals for Cosmetologists, Nail Techs, Estheticians, Hair Designers, and Salon Owners, CLICK: HAIRDIRECTIONS

Let’s see how many TASB volunteers get their CE with Hair Directions. Add TASB after your cell# when you register. We will announce the total during our Fall TASB Awards Celebration. THANK YOU!

HairDirections offers a wide variety of fun Continuing Education (CE) classes that will allow you to fulfill your license renewal requirements. HairDirections is a privately owned corporation that was created to provide exceptional continuing education and consulting services for Salons, Spas, and Cosmetology Schools. The company was founded in 2003 and has since taught cosmetology continuing education classes online and around the country. “State Approved Continuing Education”.

Georgia Illinois Nebraska North Carolina Ohio Wisconsin and other states.


Here are some quick links to get you to the right place for renewing your Georgia license, the head quarters for TASB. I can’t believe it’s time to renew again, WOW Time flies! Well I got your back. Don’t forget to print receipts.

Georgia Renewal.

Every applicant must provide a notarized affidavit of citizenship and at least one secure and verifiable document to verify the applicant’s lawful residence, so here is your Affidavit of citizenship.
RENEW NOW! Do not wait until the deadline.
Submit your renewal online in minutes – just follow these quick and easy steps: Licensing site”(Free internet access is available at every Georgia Public Library)
• Click on the License Renewal link to begin the renewal process.
• Here are the Step-by-Step:Instructions.
If you choose not to renew online and would like to request a renewal form that will be mailed to your address on file with board, please call 478-207-2440.
Please note that renewing by mail may take up to 4 weeks to process after the completed renewal form is received. A late fee will be imposed if you renew after the expiration date of your license. You cannot practice after your license expiration date.

The Professional Licensing Board.



Posted on: October 24th, 2016 by Elaine Lord No Comments

Congratulations to our TASB Volunteers who receive recognition with Style. Our annual celebration, held every November in the metro Atlanta area, reflects on what our TASB volunteers have accomplished throughout the year–giving “Recognition with Style” to our many volunteers, sponsors and clients. We hope you join colleagues who made a difference in their communities for this year’s inspirational night of fun,laughter and camaraderie.

Purchase tickets and consider a spotlight in the next issue of Recognition with Style magazine here: Tickets

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation Click here.