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TASB Volunteers joining our Cut-a-thon

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

Georgia
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
JEMS HAIR STUDIO 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

Kentucky
Salon 421 Henderson
Lee’s Barbershop Henderson

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

Florida
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

Pennsylvania
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

Washington
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.

TASB Awards Celebration

Posted on: October 15th, 2015 by Elaine Lord No Comments

At the end of the year, Stylists and Barbers will enjoy coming together with fellow colleagues to reflect on their efforts of reaching out to those in need throughout the year.

Our annual Awards celebration will be held November 8th at 7:00pm, at The Rose Cottage in Kennesaw Ga. 3008 Cherokee St. NW, Kennesaw, Ga. 30144 

Stylists and barbers, Friends and families are welcome to join TASB volunteers for this amazing fundraising event that will continue to keep TASB thriving.

Enjoy Raffles, Silent Auction, Food, Music, a few Surprises and a great time!

Get Tickets  Here

To Receive a $35 Ticket:

RSVP for attendance  at 770- 355-4934  or Purchase advance donation tickets before November 5th. Tickets at the door are $45.00 each.

TASB Cut-a-Thon Aug. 27 & 28

Posted on: July 22nd, 2015 by Elaine Lord No Comments

Our TASB Cut-a-Thon is one of many highlighted events developed by The Association of Stylists and Barbers. Last year, hundreds of TASB volunteers from near and far became TASB volunteers by registering HERE  , “liking” our Facebook Fan Page, and giving a cut to Autism. This year why don’t you join us? Put yourself on the map! Check out how the many stylists and barbers are participating. You can keep it simple by giving a cut for Autism or jazz it up by having a festivity.

View our Gallery for additional media to create a successful Hair-Raising Event

COME ON BOARD
We would love for you to represent your community. We invite you to join us for a good time hanging out with fellow volunteers across the states. Not sure how it works, check out page 14 of our magazine, Recognition with Style, to see how others have created festivities for their events.
Clients are encouraged to visit the participating elite salons and barbershops that are hosting the volunteer stylists and barbers in your community. These unique artists are donating their professional time and talent because we love Transforming Looks and Transforming Lives! Proceeds will go to a variety of autism charities. Q/A 770-355-4934, recognitionwithstyle@yahoo.com,   Facebook

Join the movement!

Here’s how it works

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Join the movement

Unity in the Beauty Community

Posted on: July 20th, 2015 by Elaine Lord No Comments

How awesome it is to see how TASB is growing across the country and along the way meeting others with the same desire, to help our communities! SeveralTASB volunteers hung out during the Juneteenth festivities in Atlanta. We were creating awareness for our TASB Cut-a-Thon for Autism, August 29 & 30 and that we did!! Dawn King and I met the media crew for the festival. Among them was a very talented lady, Valerie Fletcher. She knows a group of stylists and barbers that have an organization similar to ours, they are located in Vancouver Washington. Well with todays tech stuff and her savvy talent she had to get us connected. I was heading to the Las Vegas hair show the next week and was so excited to be able to connect in person with Derek and Regina Thompason, founders of Hands of Favor whose purpose is to build relationships which in turn allow us to hear the stories of those we serve, and from there we can utilize the resources of our Friends and Partners to connect the people with the necessary services that will help them get their lives back on track to become responsible, productive members of their respective communities with a desire to pay it forward. Thus, everyone benefits perpetually.
To meet our colleagues who use there time and talent for “Doing Good” in their community is powerful. I can’t wait to see what takes place in our future as TASB and Hands of Favor join forces. Our stories will be told as we keep readers informed through our social media sites including Facebook, blogs, and in our upcoming issue of Recognition with Style magazine, We Cut For Good!!

Getting ready to take on the world!!!

Getting ready to take on the world!!!

A smile makes it all worth it!!

A smile makes it all worth it!!

Hairoics Salon & Spa support community.

Posted on: July 11th, 2015 by Elaine Lord No Comments

Salons and barbershops are the heart of the community. I enjoy finding out what kind of community out reach goes on throughout the states and bring everybody’s ideas to our community.

Hairoics is a locally owned and operated business unlike many others. Hairoics believes in giving back to the community. They take part in events such as,
Get Pumped for Pink 10K race to raise funds for breast cancer awareness.
Go Pink for the Cure wherein they gave donors of a $15 contribution towards breast cancer research a pink hair extension.
OBX Hospital Cancer Resource Center’s Look Good…Feel Better Program.
And of course, local area schools can always count on Hairoics for their support throughout the school year.

In addition to local programs, Hairoics also supports national charities such as Relay for Life, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

We all care about the community we serve, Let’s get involved and make a difference in our neighbors lives.

Tips for Successful Haircuts

Posted on: July 11th, 2015 by Elaine Lord No Comments

Any stylist or barber who has given haircuts to children or adults with autism know what a challenge it can be. Many may avoid people with autism and that creates a challenge for parents and loved ones when it comes time for a needed haircut or style.
Autism Speaks has teamed up with some caring folks in New England and created “The Hair Cutting Training Guide” TASB volunteers to inform you with techniques and hints on how to make a possible difficult situation go much smoother.
There are many organizations out there that raise awareness about autism and stylist and barbers can take part in this by joining forces with TASB (The Association of Stylists and Barbers).

Fatherhood for a son with Autism

Posted on: June 12th, 2015 by admin No Comments

This Is A Raw And Honest Look At What It Means To Be The Father Of A Son With Autism

In the popular SoulPancake YouTube channel series “The Fatherhood Project,” filmmaker Corbyn Tyson explores what it means to be a good dad today.

This poignant episode features Matt Oakes, whose son Liam was recently diagnosed with autism and verbal apraxia. Matt talks about what fatherhood means for a son with autism, and about the humility and self-forgiveness he’s learned since Liam’s diagnosis.

This is a raw, honest look at the everyday heroism of those affected by autism. You’ll want to share it with others in your community.

View their video Here.

Tablet helps Liam Speak!

Tablet helps Liam Speak!

Horse riding lessons

Horse riding lessons

MOM, My Super Hero Every Day!!

Posted on: May 12th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Thanks for Sharing Shalia Sparks, TASB Volunteer at Hair by Sha, Overlook Park, Kan.
What are you thankful for today?? I’m thankful for My Mother!! **Happy Mother’s Day to All the Mothers!!** A mother is the one who loves you unconditionally, even though she might not like you at the moment. A mother stays awake worrying cause she cares for you more than you’ll ever know. A mother will nurture you in a way that only she knows how. A mother will put a band aid on your ouchie, cook dinner for you, help you with homework… all while talking on the phone!! She is the Original Multi Tasker!! There are many people who fill these shoes… Even a Non-Mom will be a Mother Figure to someone else. And maybe you have been blessed by having many Mothers!! So this goes out to All the Mothers, StepMothers, Aunts, GrandMothers, NonMoms and the Fathers who are like a Mom… May your day be filled Love, Laughter, Peace and Happiness!! Enjoy your day and Every day Loving on your kids!! Happy Mother’s Day!

mothers day

mothers day

The Story That Moved This Entire Middle School to Tears

My special tribute to Mom – don't forget to call yours today! #HappyMothersDay

Posted by Marc Mero any day

“Dedication to MOMS” Our Super STARS!!
Thanks for sharing Olga Flowers, TASB Volunteer at Crown and Gloria, Kennesaw Ga.