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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.

How Much Money Does a first year Cosmetologist Make?

Posted on: January 20th, 2021 by admin No Comments

By Beauty CE on March 27, 2015

Cosmetologists study and work hard to become accredited professionals in their chosen field. It’s an exciting field where there is room to customize a career to fit the kind of a lifestyle that a cosmetologist wants for herself. Although many cosmetologists have the same exact tasks, how much they’re paid may depend on luck, experience, location, and a few other factors.

Average Earnings

Cosmetologists who worked as hairdressers or in other general occupations within the field earned an average of $10.91 in 2012. Those who work as barbers command an hourly wage of about $12.06. Since that is an average, of course, the hourly rate does vary widely from employer to employer and among locations. The most successful cosmetologists earn over $20 per hour.

First-Year Cosmetologists

In your first year as a cosmetologist, as is true with most professions, you can’t expect to command a very high salary that you may be able to work your way up to earning. The lowest 10 percent of earners who work as cosmetologists earn less than $8.11 per hour. Since those who are just starting out are likely to be on the low side of the pay scale, new cosmetologists may expect a similar wage for their first year.

Experience and Reputation

As cosmetologists establish themselves among clients in a salon, they can attain a very good reputation. Word of mouth recommendations and high praise from satisfied clients can lead to higher earnings from salons that are willing to pay more to in-demand cosmetologists. If a cosmetologist decides to also run her own salon, she will also enjoy higher earnings when she becomes known and requested locally from clients who recommend her services to others.


How much a cosmetologist earns can be greatly influenced by their geographical location. For example, cosmetologists who become successful in show business stand to earn top salaries. What may be surprising, though, is that the places that pay cosmetologists the best in the United States are Hawaii, Washington, and District of Columbia. In fact, the average yearly salary for cosmetologists in the District of Columbia is $48,720.

Other Factors in Earnings

A lot of cosmetologists work only on a part-time basis for salons based on when their services are needed. This is oftentimes a desirable arrangement for cosmetologists who have other priorities, such as arranging their work schedules around another job or their children’s activities. It can be harder to command higher earnings when only working part-time, though.

Also, some cosmetologists work evenings and weekends in order to accommodate their clients’ schedules. Because the clients know and appreciate that the cosmetologists are making this special concession, they may be willing to pay a premium rate and also tip more generously.


In order to earn as high an annual salary as possible, as a beginner cosmetologist, it’s really important to study at an accredited school, do well in your classes, and make connections.

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.

America’s Beauty Show 2015

Posted on: March 27th, 2015 by admin 3 Comments

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Last week we set course north to McCormick Place in downtown Chicago to attend the glamorous 90th annual America’s Beauty Show.

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Posted on: January 15th, 2021 by admin No Comments



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Annual TASB Cut-A-Thon,  Date & Time
The Association of Stylists & Barbers invite you to join our TASB Cut-A-Thon for Autism. A Hair-Raising event that is transforming looks and transforming lives. Come on board and help make a change for the better, give a haircut to support Autism!
An elite group of stylists and barbers are coming together from across the States. Are you one of them? TASB volunteers always have a great time giving back, creating awareness and fashioning festivities during our annual “TASB Cut-a-Thon.” During this special event held the weekend before Labor Day, for a 6 week booking period, dedicated artists volunteer their professional time and talent to give “a cut to autism” and create awareness for autism-related causes.  This condition affects up to 3.5 million Americans and 1 in 68 children born each year. As of to date TASB Volunteers have raised $80,000. Do you know someone with autism? This year, why don’t you join us? Ask your stylist/barber to support the cause. See how you can bring our mission to your area!
* Register to volunteer at You can also go to our Facebook Fan Page,, to check out who’s joining the movement in your community and what festivities are happening at each salon and barbershop. Through our joint efforts we truly can make a change for the better!
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Annual TASB Cut-A-Thon,  Date & Time
Can you give a haircut to Autism? The Association of Stylists & Barbers invite you to join our TASB Cut-A-Thon for Autism. A recognized event from across the States that showcases salons and barbershops. We are proud to include only the most prestigious stylists and barbers with big hearts who are giving enough to donate their time and talent for our cause. Clients are encouraged to visit the participating salons and barber shops that are creating festivities and autism awareness. Clients receive a professional haircut with a while helping to raise funds for autism. As of to date TASB Volunteers have raised $80,000. This year why don’t you join us? Put yourself on the map! See how you can bring our mission to your area! Festivities, hosts, registration, contact TASB: Facebook fan page. (

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Annual TASB Cut-A-Thon,  Date & Time
Can you give a haircut to Autism? The Association of Stylists & Barbers invite you to join our TASB Cut-A-Thon for Autism. A recognized event from across the States that showcases special salons and barbershops. Clients receive a professional haircut with a 50% discount while raising awareness and funds for autism. This year, why don’t you join us? Ask your stylist/barber to support the cause. See how you can bring our mission to your area! Registration and festivities: (

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Annual TASB Cut-A-Thon,  Date & Time
Join The Association of Stylists & Barbers! TASB volunteers are growing across the States and raising awareness for autism. Clients are encouraged to visit the participating salons and barber shops that are creating festivities and autism awareness. Registration, who is participating, and festivities: