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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 $50,000.
We invite you to take our TASB Challenge! What challenge? To give a Haircut to Autism. 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 26, the weekend before Labor Day, our Opening Celebrations. We will continue our festivities throughout September 30, 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.



Quan Lanae Green is an American Broadcast personality and lifestyle blogger. Based out of Atlanta Ga.; She inspires women to dream big, take the limits off of their lives, and live life fabulously!


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

walk for change

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.


TASB Volunteers joining our Cut-a-thon

Posted on: August 16th, 2016 by Elaine Lord No Comments

Heads-Up Hair Designs Kennesaw
Gloria’s Hair Salon Kennesaw
Sharyn Sar @ Crown & Gloria’s Kennesaw
Skyy’s Hair Gallery Augusta
Melissa Porter Cartersville
Selfeeze Hair & Beyond Cartersville
Crystal Dillett-Harris Marietta
Lakeshia Evans Marietta
Salon Joiere Marietta
Kids Kuts Salon Marietta
Fabiani Intl Hair Academy Marietta
Trueskills Barbershop Marietta
One Look Salon Marietta
Classic Barbershop Marietta
Salon Elegance Hair Studio Marietta
Sylvia’s Signature Salon Roswell
Doshia Harris Educator Douglasville
Hair 4 Daze Inc Smyrna
Alta’s Hair Wellness Studio Smyrna
Ronda’s Room Hiram
Nu Image Creations Hiram
Bad Hair Day? Jonesboro
Mane Attraction Concepts Alpharetta
Great Clips, Alpharetta, Shohreh Ashtiani Alpharetta
Elaine’s Hair Studio Acworth
Jennifer & Co. Dallas
A Glamorous You Atlanta
Hair by Gayla Salon Woodstock
Salon 3:16 Woodstock
A New Creation Hair Salon Woodstock
Tammy Kincannon Hair Designs Woodstock
Pigtails & Crewcuts: Haircuts for Kids Woodstock
Freedom Cuts Studio Woodstock

Salon 421 Henderson
Lee’s Barbershop Henderson

Tracey’s Hair and Facial Salon Evansville
Hair Street Station Evansville
The Barbershop Darmstadt

Samantha Dault at Phenix Salon Suites Ft. Myers
Hair Studio 10 @ Salon Plex, Jamie Joy Malan & Jill Marques Ft. Myers
The Clipper Chick Ft. Myers
Dee Barber Tampa
Salon 84 La Belle
Fresh-Up-Barbershop La Belle
Cutting Edge Barber Shop Lehigh Acres
Solstice Studio Lehigh Acres
Da Shop Lehigh Acres
Advanced Styles Naples
Salon Adrian Estero
Spit Fire Fades Barbershop Cape Coral

Renee Valentine Zugel Shohola

North Carolina
Tangled Hair Studio Statesville
Erica Parker @ Leon’s Style Salon Greensboro

Rhode Island
Scott Anthony’s Grooming Co. East Providence

New Jersey
I Say Yes Salon & Spa Riverside
Jhanita Jae Conner, Willington

Hands of Favor Vancouver

How our TASB Cut-a-Thon Works!

Posted on: July 20th, 2016 by Elaine Lord No Comments

Many TASB Volunteers ask, how does this work? Just create autism awareness with your colleagues from across the states and have fun! Keep it simple or jazz it up. Below are a few suggestions of what TASB Volunteers have done for their Cut-a-thon from the past 5 years. Pick out what works for you and if you come up with something cool please share.

1. How TASB Volunteers choose whom to “Give a Haircut for Autism”.

• I set the TASB items out in a basket on my station for my clients to give a $5 donation along with a few raffle items starting the first week in August. On Saturday I go to my friends salon and give haircuts for my family they give a donation. We sell raffle tickets ($1 for one ticket or $10 for 20 tickets).

• When I receive my packet, I will hang up my banner so people will see it from outside and set out my TASB items so clients know I am creating autism awareness. I give everyone who makes a donation a TASB item. A person walking by who saw the banner gave me a donation of $100.

• I recognize my clients who have helped me in special ways, who have had a hard time throughout the year, and I ask clients to tell their friends who are in need if they would like hair cuts. Throughout the week of the Cut-a-thon I book these clients for my last appointment ending Saturday. They will receive 50% off their $20 haircut and $10 will go to the cause. I feel good to have given my time and talent to the cause.

• I give the earnings from my first Hair cut I do on Saturday to our TASB Cut-a-Thon.

• I tell all my clients who are booked for Saturday that 50% of their proceeds on their full price hair service tickets go to our TASB Cut-a-thon.

• We have our customer appreciation day during our TASB Cut-a-Thon on Saturday, 9-2. Our clients receive a 50% discount at that time. We announce the event at the end of July. Some of our stylists pre-book, others who are building a clientele take new and walk-in clients on a first come first serve basis.

• We stay open on Saturday for an extra 3 hours. (Theme, Happy Hour) Because we have such a large clientele, we have a drawing and pre-book for these hours.We give 50% of the proceeds to Autism/TASB. Afterwards we raise more autism awareness by celebrating, going out and getting donations with the items from our care packets.

• During the month of August, we tell our clients we are donating a dollar of our tip money to the cause. Clients tend to give more money to the cause when we explain what we are doing.

2. TASB Volunteer “Festivities”

• Throughout the month of August we pass out fliers, display silent auction/raffle items and let our clients know we are giving 50% off haircuts on the last Sunday of the month between 1-6. We ask our neighboring businesses in our shopping center, our sales representatives and clients for donations. We use items from hair shows, products from our shelves, several lottery tickets and TASB items to make baskets. We invite colleagues from other salons/shops to join us. Music, food and games are offered.

• Karaoke, Bands and DJ, dancing throughout the event.
Venders come to support the cause, volunteer’s grill. Food donations; grocery stores/restaurants (Schnucks, Panera Bread) donate bakery food.

• Trivia, let’s make a deal, tug a war, relay races, winners receive a TASB or donated item. Bounce house, face painting, crafts. We post our goal for the year, every $100 that is raised we ring a bell and cheer till we reach our goal!

• We recognize our honorary guest who is on the autism spectrum each year. We light a candle on a cupcake and everyone shares uplifting wishes

• We have a 24-hour Cut-a-Thon, 6:00, pm Saturday- 6:00 pm Sunday, volunteers swap the shift at midnight. Lot’s of food for everyone and we have guests come who speaks on the Autism spectrum. We pre-book clients and take walk-ins. 50% off cuts are given.

Problems of the Present / Promise of his Presence

Posted on: November 21st, 2015 by Elaine Lord No Comments

There is always another side of the Christmas season!

You might know a client who has lost a loved one or is apart from each other during their first christmas. Is someone you know going through a divorce or a failed relationship, being alone, wrestling with difficulties. Fighting an illness, lost a job or dealing with an unwanted career change. Maybe just staying above water or trying to making ends meet. Someone you know could be coming home at night with anxiety and terrified about the upcoming holiday season.

TASB Volunteers, lets be together for this holiday season and pray for the people that do not feel the peace on earth or the spirit of Christmas!

If you or a special client needs an extra measure of God in their life during the holiday season, here are a few magical ideas that can show someone your loved this Christmas!

1. Take some stuffed animals to the nearest women’s shelter.  There are always women with small children in the shelter and these stuffed animals can help make the transition less frightening for them.

2. Deliver cookies to your local fire or police station.  Thank them for their efforts to keep you and your neighbors safe.  There are always some on duty during every holiday!

3. Spend some time visiting with an elderly neighbor.  Many older people don’t get many visitors, even though they often have fascinating life stories to share!

4. Buy coffee, tea or cocoa for a stranger in the line behind you.

5. Call someone whom you know has experienced a loss this year and tell them you’re praying for them.  Then pray with them, if you’re comfortable doing that.

6. Send an anonymous encouraging note to five people.  Include pictures, poems, and/or scripture.

7. Play secret Santa at your office.  Deliver a tiny gift to an unsuspecting co-worker and don’t get caught!

8. Volunteer to serve a meal at a local soup kitchen, deliver food for Meals-on-Wheels, or take a bag of groceries to someone you know  that needs them.

9. Offer to babysit for a friend.  Trust me.  Whether it’s a new mom who needs some “me” time, a single dad who needs to finish Christmas shopping, or a couple with tweens who need a night out.  You will be blessing your friend’s socks off.

10. Share a healthy breakfast with your church staff.  They work so hard all year to serve the congregation and community — it’s a wonderful time to serve them.

Are you doing something special for a family in need this Christmas?

The Association of Stylists and Barbers would like you to share your special gift of giving with other TASB volunteers across the states. Email or private message what your salon/barbershop is doing during  the Christmas Holiday and your story could make our “Joy of Giving” section in our next issue of Recognition with Style magazine. Don’t forget the photos to go with your story.