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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

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,,   Facebook

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Here’s how it works

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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.

Mercury hair levels ‘give autism clue’

Posted on: April 13th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Children who were diagnosed with autism had far less mercury in their hair than other babies, researchers found.

One explanation might be that autistic children have a problem absorbing metals. They could, therefore, also be deficient in metals essential for brain development, such as zinc, iron and copper. Alternatively, the discovery could indicate that the children are not excreting mercury properly, allowing it to build up in the brain.

The second theory might suggest a link with certain vaccines that contain a mercury-based preservative – although there is no evidence for this yet.

A report in New Scientist magazine stressed this did not apply to the MMR vaccine, which contains no mercury.

Dr Amy Holmes, from Louisiana, USA, who led the research, obtained first cuttings of baby hair from parents and sent them off for analysis.

Hair from 94 autistic children was compared with that from 45 non-autistic children.

The average level of mercury in hair from infants later diagnosed as autistic was 0.47 parts per million, compared with 3.63 ppm for the others.

Daily Mail

April Autism Awareness month!

Posted on: April 4th, 2015 by admin No Comments

TASB is kicking April off to a great start by teaming up with Autism Speaks as the world is lighting it up Blue and creating awareness for the Autism spectrum!
Women's Radio Network
TASB went live Wednesday, April 1, 2015, on WRNW1100. On air was Elaine Lord, founder of The Association of Stylists and Barbers, Kim Wigington, Brookwood Christian School Founder, and Freda Stukes, National Radio personality and host of Coming Direct with Freda on Women’s Radio Network. We joined forces and educated the masses via the airwaves. Topics included TASB and Autism awareness, in addition to sharing resources nationally so families in need can get help.


In the city of Atlanta, we’ve seen many unique ways to “Light it up Blue.” Sky View Atlanta  turns blue for World Autism Awareness Day (above), and Atlanta Uppercuts of Acworth, Ga. has their puzzle piece lit up!

Uppercuts Shelly

Through out the month of April TASB wants to see your Hair Styling Blues. Show off your hairstyling Blues here on our fan page throughout April. We will publish the best photos in our next issue of Recognition with Style magazine. We will give prizes away to lucky winners with the coolest Blues Looks during our TASB Awards Celebration this Fall. Let’s get pumped up during this year’s Hair Raising Events! Go TASB!!!

It’s great news for Georgia, and it could not have taken place on a better day, April 2nd— Autism Awareness Day! This great state is now the 41st state to have insurance for Autism. Kuddos to all advocates who have worked so hard for the past 7 years to get Ava’s Law passed, woohoo!! Sandi Marcus, grandmother of children with autism has kept TASB in the loop. For details check out herFacebook page.11084141_10205487946231907_1539099330654856629_o

New Website Launching!

Posted on: March 27th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Welcome to the all-new, completely overhauled, online headquarters for the Association of Stylists and Barbers. We’ve started over from scratch to build what will be the central hub of our organization— keeping you up-to-date with the latest industry news, information on our many events, and opportunities to get involved and give back.

If you’re reading this now, is still under construction— so as you explore all the new pages and content, you may notice some funky things going on. We apologize for any inconvenience and are working to get the new site fully online as soon as possible. Until then, enjoy this sneak peak (the official announcement hasn’t been made yet!) and you can let us know what you think in the comments below.