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Be a Super HairO

Posted on: May 12th, 2021 by Elaine Lord No Comments

Today TASB volunteers are giving “Recognition with Style” to clients they know personally.  Stylists & barbers  will give 50% of their funds they raise to clients on the autism spectrum or in need in a way that touches their heart. It doesn’t get any better then this feel good feeling!


Lisa’s Do & Dye Salon, Kennesaw, Ga. puts a smile on an amazing cancer surviver. (2023)

KK’s Hair Today Salon and Barbershop, Evansville, Ind.  chose to help an outstanding gentleman on the autism spectrum (2022)

Honorary Client & TASB volunteer at BORICS HAIR CARE Evansville, Indiana (2020)


Weighted blankets were given to honorary clients at

 HAIR STREET STATION, Evansville, Indiana (2018)

Honorary client of THE UNTOUCHABLE STUDIO, Gainesville, Georgia (2019)


Honorary client of BELLA HAIR BY MARTHA SILVA, Miami, Florida (2019)


Honorary client and TASB volunteers at NEW SERENITY HAIR SALON  

Marietta, GA. (2019)

Honorary client of KLASSICS BARBERSHOP, Dallas, Georgia. (2019)

Honorary Client of HEADS-UP HAIR  DESIGN Kennesaw, Georgia. (2019)

Honorary Client and TASB Volunteers of HEADS-UP HAIR  DESIGN 

Kennesaw, Georgia. (2020)


TASB Volunteers have given several iPads to LEARNING FACILITIES

that provide education to children with disabilities including children on the autism spectrum. (2012)

TASB Volunteers presenting a “Big Check to an autistic group of

Girl Scouts in Evansville, Indiana. 


TASB Volunteers presenting a “Big Check” to an honorary client

of  SPECTRUM BA   Acworth Georgia 


Many times I have been told individuals who are on the autism spectrum are not to be singled out. All individuals with special needs want to be treated just like everyone else. It is our upmost importance that TASB grants these wishes. We will continue to give Recognition with Style to clients with many different causes dear to our hearts as well as those on the autism spectrum. Don’t hesitate to contact each stylist/barber for their complete heart felt story by clicking on the salon/barbershop posted with each photo.


Posted on: May 10th, 2022 by Elaine Lord No Comments

Time for a Toast! Here’s to TASB Volunteers! It’s my honor to recognize this incredible organization comprised of the most unique and talented stylists and barbers. I raise my glass to YOU!!! Thank you so much for making TASB what it has become today! Look who is gracing the pages of our latest issue of Recognition with Style. Check out how stylists & barbers are creating a BUZZ in their community. We would love to put your area on the map. We invite you to join TASB. The best is yet to come!!!

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Posted on: January 18th, 2018 by Elaine Lord No Comments

Come on board The Association of Stylists & Barbers (TASB). Join the movement with your colleagues from across the states. Check out our social media to see how stylists and barbers are making a difference in their communities. Check out our CALENDAR OF EVENTS! Grow your skills by hanging out with your colleagues. You can never have to much knowledge. You have the opportunity to be spot lighted in our magazine “Recognition with Style”. TASB helps you along the way. We will send you items and information for a successful event that you choose to volunteer your time and talent with. We will make you the talk of the town, it’s easy! Just join other TASB Volunteers and create awareness for our Hair-Raising events. You will be surprised at how your clients want to support “YOU”! See what happens when you tell everyone you became a TASB Volunteer!




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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
Fee to walk is a CAN of CHANGE!

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! Walk a lap (1 mile)around Swift Cantrell 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. Competition on Bullying Posters and who brings the most CHANGE.

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TASB Hair-Raising Battle #2

Sunday, July 28, 4:00 p.m.  Open to the public!

Mirella’s Salo

2726 Summer St. Kennesaw, Ga. 30144

Admission Fee is a CAN of CHANGE!

The Association of Stylists and Barbers will fight against Bullying, Low Self-Esteem and Suicide. Stylists and barbers will come together and compete with amazing talent and models fighting these issues.  It’s not just a hair competition between colleagues but a battle for knowledge, motivation and success. We all need a reboot! TASB will bring you a panel of amazing guests to speak to you on how you can make a change for the better while professional stylists and barbers compete against all odds. After the event I am confident you will become a better YOU! Register now! Competition fee is a Can of Change!DSC_0014a



  1. Fastest Fade
  2. Free Style Design
  3. Creative Cut (Limited competitors, register early.)
  4. Face Off
  5. Mannequin Creativity (Beauty College Students only)

**Creative Cut Category, competitors will receive a model provided by TASB. (ages13-19) First to register will be provided a model.

** Mannequin Creativity, bring your finished mannequin on display to be judged and for all to enjoy. This years theme is…

“There is always something you can do and  succeed at”  ~ Stephen Hawkin

Rules will be passed out after registration.  

Competition Fee is a Can of Change!!


TASB Cut-a-Thon for Autism.

Do you have what it takes for the “TASB CHALLENGE”
Starting August 25 (Opening Celebrations)
throughout our 6-week “rebooking” period, October 7 (Closing Celebrations).
TAKE the TASB CHALLENGE!! (What’s the challenge?)


KEEP IT SIMPLE, choose your favorite client(s) cut their hair and donate part or all funds to the autism. Tell clients you want to give their tips to our Cut-a-thon. Ask neighboring businesses to contribute to a silent auction or raffle products, services, or merchandise.

JAZZ IT UP, by creating a celebration of Awareness for Autism. Check out Recognition with Style magazine  pages 10-13 to see your colleagues from across the states make their Cut-a-thon a fun and successful event!

Friends and Family
Come to one of our participating salons/barbershops and support Autism! If your stylist/barber is not familiar with the many different ways their colleagues are supporting the movement we can contact them. Share our site and tell them to take the challenge because you want to support Autism.  We will give you additional information and everyone will get their TASB official armband(s) too.

Register , donate or call 770-355-4934 for questions.
Post YOUR CHALLENGES on your social media; tell everyone to take the TASB Challenge.


ASB Educational Class

next class will be scheduled  soon!

Spectrun Behavioral Associates

4492 Acworth Industrial Dr. #100

Acworth, Ga. 30101

Cutting Edge Techniques for the Autism Spectrum!  You can never have to much knowledge! Receive an autism certification and learn from experts what you can do to cut and style hair for those on the autism spectrum! Learn successful tips so these amazing kids can have their visit be as enjoyable as all clients who come see you for your professional service.DSCF1112 2 Guest speakers, TASB  Volunteer Sharelle Wilder and therapist Sara Clark, ABA Therapist at Spectrum Behavioral Associates. Certificates for attending class will be awarded. Cost $10.00 minimum donation. Bring your scissors & clippers for a hands on class  $20. Watch and learn from your colleagues. TASB Volunteer VIP( free) Donations can be made at the door or Donate Here

How our TASB Cut-a-Thon Works!

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

 Check out what TASB Volunteers have done for their Cut-A-Thon from the past 5 years. (Before our autism awareness display competition). If you come up with a cool idea, please share!

1. How TASB Volunteers gave a cut to Autism.

• TASB autism items are placed in a basket on my station for clients to give a donation starting the last week in August. A minimum donation of $1 for one ticket or $3 for 5tickets).

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

• My clients have help me in special ways, I have the ability to help back. Throughout one week of the Cut-A-Thon I book these special clients for my last appointments. They will receive 50% off their haircut and $10 will go to the cause. I feel good to have given my time and talent to our Cut-A-Thon.

• I give the earnings from my first Client, each Saturday, during our TASB Cut-a-Thon.

• I tell all my clients who are booked for Saturday that 50% of proceeds from hair services 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.  Stylists pre-book, others who are building a clientele take new and walk-in clients.

• We stay open on Saturday for an extra 3 hours. (Theme, Happy Hour)  We will give 50% of the proceeds to our honorary client. We raise autism awareness by celebrating, going out and getting donations by telling everyone about autism awareness lottery ticket drawings.

• 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 “Festivities”

• Throughout the month of August we pass out fliers, display silent auction/drawing items and let our clients know we are giving 50% off haircuts on the last Sunday of the month between 1-6. We ask  businesses in our shopping center, our sales representatives and clients for donations and support. We use items from hair shows, products from our shelves, 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,  BBQ. Food donations; grocery stores/restaurants (Schnucks, Panera Bread, Publix, Kroger) 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 of volunteers at midnight. Lot’s of food for everyone and we have Autism organization  guests visit. We pre-book clients and take walk-ins. 50% off cuts are given.

Covid19 Pandemic Hair’Os

Posted on: May 4th, 2020 by Elaine Lord No Comments
Many of my colleagues are heading back to work!
Stylists/barbers, do you have client(s) on the front lines of this pandemic?
Let’s show our appreciation and give these hero’s Recognition with Style!
Treat them to a special service, a gift card, products. Your hero’s
schedule could be a bit crazy since they are working all hours of the night/day to keep us safe.
You could also be flexible and work after hours.
For your efforts, TASB would tike to give you Recognition with Style by
including TASB Volunteers in several TASB drawings valued up to $500.
How to enter:
Take a selfie of you and your hero at your salon/barbershop and post on Facebook.
List first and last names, shop name and what complimentary service you gave your
client. Also what is your hero doing for your community during the pandemic.
Share your posts.
Tag me or The Association of Stylists & Barbers in the photo.
click here…  Elaine Lord  or TASB.
We will post these photos of our HairOs on our website.
All entries on our website will be in our TASB drawing and announced
on Facebook Live,  June 29, 2020 at 5:00 pm.
If you participated and do not see your photo entered on our site, FB message Elaine Lord.
Depending on the number of entrants will depend on
how many drawings will take place.
Drawing for stylists and barbers will close June 26th, 2020 at 9:00 pm.
10 entrees or less — 1 $100 drawing 
11- 20 entrees — 2 $100 drawings
21-30 entrees — 3 $100 drawings
31- 40 entrees — 4 $100 drawings
50 or more entrees — 5 $100 drawings
(Depending on your location)
Drawings include gift cards from salon centric as well as restaurant,
entertainment, museum gift cards and much more. We will also be
choosing a photo for for a story in our next upcoming issue of
Recognition with Style Magazine.
Nelda Ayers Guthrie stylist and owner of Heads Up Hair Design and member of
The Association of Stylist and Barbers giving front line worker Lieutenant Scott Hoke
a fireman and EMT from Bartow County Fire and Emergency a free haircut
and a gift certificate to Johnny’s New York Style Pizza.

TASB Walk for Change

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

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic our 2020 Walk for Change has been cancelled! Many stylists & barbers are slowly heading back to work and concentrating on adapting to the new norm. We are learning to make new changes and keeping our clients safe is our number one priority. We are in this together! Stay Safe!

Thank You, Elaine Lord


SUNDAY, JULY 21 & AUGUST 4. 2019

TASB Walk for Change is taking place in two locations, Kennesaw, GA.

You “CAN CHANGE” a Bully for the BETTER! Team up with stylists and barbers and take the TASB pledge to stop bullying now. I “CAN CHANGE” for the better!  Walk a lap (1 mile)around the 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.  To fit our theme “You Can 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. Prize giveaways to winners!

Register Here

SUNDAY, JULY 21, 10:00 a.m,

Swift-Cantrell Park

3140 Old 41 Hwy NW, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144


SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 at 10 am

Wessleman Park

551 North Boeke Road

Evansville In. 47711

Double click flyers to zoom in!

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Hair-Raising Battle

Posted on: June 18th, 2019 by Elaine Lord No Comments

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic our 2020 Hair-Raising Battles have been cancelled! Many stylists & barbers are heading back to work and concentrating on adapting to the new norm. Learning to make new changes and keeping our clients safe is number one priority. We are in this together! Stay Safe!

Thank You, Elaine Lord


2019 Event


Mirella’s Hair Salon

2726 Summer St, Kennesaw, GA  30144

Check out amazing talent as stylists, barbers and students compete. It’s not just a hair battle but a battle for knowledge, motivation and success. We will help you “Be the Change”.  Amazing speakers will tell how to get help with bullying, low self esteem and suicide prevention.  Food, drinks and music will be available, this event takes place after the Walk for Change at 10 am.

TICKETS – early competitor discount ends the day before the event, at the door $50

$25 Competitor Donation


Mannequin Creativity

Freestyle/ Design/Updo

Fastest Fade

Creative Design Cut

Battlers register here

Thank you for helping us make our Hair Raising event a success!




Emcee, 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!

Emcee,Morale O’cain, of Morale All Things Hair. I’m a licensed Cosmetologist of Hair Elevation Studio, A 5-star salon in Atlanta, Georgia, servicing clients for over 17 years. I am an expert when it comes to hair analyzation and healthy hair care. Analyzing hair and knowing that product alone, is not always the solution. CEO of The Hair Debate, where we debunk, debate, discover, all things hair. We are in our 3rd season with The Hair Debate Show. Read MorekimjacobGuest Speakers, Kim & Jacob Krawkowski, Hear from both Mother & Son as they share their journey. Ask them questions…. Learn  about the struggles and the joy of raising Jacob and the challenges Jacob overcame. Jacob & Kim have a motto, just because you are diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum,  “Never Underestimate”! Find out what motivated Jacob to get his associates degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology BEFORE  he graduated High school. Read More

Guest Speaker, Tez, I was born in Detroit, Michigan and Raised in Atlanta, Georgia. I am the youngest of 3 older brothers. I’ve been a professional barber for 6 years of Rich Cuts Barbershop n Kennesaw, Ga. Currently I have a full time Business speaking across the US as a forex educator and Work. ReadMore
Guest Speaker, Rosalind S Latson, from Ft. Lauderdale Fl. Currently residing in  Augusta Georgia Author of Children’s Books: Alexia In The Land of Appleville and Nicole Versus The Bully Bees.  Latson will speak on Bullying + Depression = Suicide #NO BULLYING. Read More


Guest SpeakerBlake Jones was always too this or too that; he was never “just right” in society’s eyes.  Once he chose to get right with himself, Blake’s life started to become rather lonely….because let’s face it, society is a tough critic and Blake definitely has always gone against the grain. Younger blake was often quite confused why so many people tormented and teased him.  After some really sad, dark teenage days, Blake chose to dive deeper and by doing so, he finally found the right people to call friends and life became A-okay!  Blake has learned during his journey that no matter what you think about yourself, your reality will match and too many people think the wrong things about themself.  Blake’s big mission is to spread good vibes and good composure. Blake loves teaching people HOW to “just get over it” and the WHY behind “that’s just a part of life”; Blake’s unique approach certainly makes him a compelling speaker. Read More



Lucky in Love, New Date!

Posted on: January 28th, 2020 by Elaine Lord No Comments


Same Place Same Time!!!

Just a different Date

A magical night is waiting for you. Fall in Love all over again. Enjoy the tunes of laughter, fun and romance during our Hair-Raising Event. Bring your good luck charm and take a chance with many prize giveaways throughout your “Date Night”.

TASB Gala takes place May 17, 2020 at 6:00 p,m, Located  at The Butterfly Pavilion at 4111 New Hope Church Road, Acworth, Georgia

Parents with loved ones on the spectrum: Seats are limited. If you are unable to join us after your RSVP please contact us. We would like to fill your seats with guests on our waiting list. 770-355-4934

NO REFUNDS    Click here for ticketsTo view double click on Invitiation




A big THANKS to our local businesses and  @DonationMatch* for supporting our TASB GALA!

  1. *Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
  2. *The Masquerade Atlanta
  3. *Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard
  4. *Chandra Holland Fine Arts Portraits
  5. Cactus Car Wash
  6. Hollywood Feed
  7. Maple Street Biscuit Company
  8. Oh Charleys
  9. Dave and Busters
  10. Andretti indoor Karting and Games, Marietta
  11. Kennesaw Tire





TASB Autism + Expo

Posted on: January 16th, 2019 by Elaine Lord No Comments

Join us April 14, 1pm, at the Radisson Hotel, Atlanta-Marietta. 1775 Parkway Place, Marietta, Ga. 30067


Guests reserve your seat for a minimum donation of $10. NO Children Please. (age 18+)

TASB volunteers are very excited to create our first TASB Autism+ Expo. Many families are lost and advocating for their loved ones on the autism spectrum. The Association of stylists & barbers (TASB) is interested in bringing guidance, therapy, knowledge and products for parents who have children/students on the autism spectrum. TASB invites you to share your questions, comments & concerns! From how a child is diagnosed, to how autism can affect the family dynamic. Lunch and learn with other autism parents, you’re not alone! Speakers will motivate you as well as our professionals can shape your brows with perfection or enjoy a relaxing hand massage! (complimentary). Raffles, gifts and a new friend awaits you at our event. TASB has a mission, to help you “Cut Out” the stress and find your answers!

A great way to show off your resources. For a  minimum donation of $20 venders can reserve space and receive a 2 minute spotlight for your knowledge/facility/product, (contact us to register). We will continue to update you as our program unfolds so please come back!

CONTACT: 770-355-4934

Online purchase $10 guest. Registration will follow with details and tickets via email.

RSVP/ Register by April 7th for a drawing (Holiday Harbor, Pontoon boat ride$300)

After April 7th seats are on a first come basis!

Ticket purchase Here


Raffles and Give aways:

Holiday Harbor Pontoon Boat Ride, Sparkles Roller Skating, Learning Express, Bruster’s, Tintos Coffee House, Cheese Burger Bobbys, Subourbon Bar & Grill, Ci Ci’s pizza, Costco, Picaboo, Long Horn, Movie Tavern, Sally, Twin Peaks, Glitzy Chick, Merle Norman, Uber, Atlanta Zoo passes, Movie Passes, manicure, Medieval Times Dinner, gift baskets, Moes, Skyview, Dinner/Lunch Date with Micheal Buckholtz, (Child & Caregiver)   and more!!


Elaine Lord, Stylist, Owner of Elaine’s Hair Studio. Founder of The Association of Stylists & Barbers and Recognition with Style Magazine. Adopting a 12 year old from Latvia, we could not get an accurate diagnosis for her learning disabilities (language barrier). I realized similar learning issues Tereza was facing I had in my early years of school. Could I have been diagnosed with Autism/Aspergers in 1967.  Details Here

Founder TASB

Founder TASB

Sharelle Wilder,  Stylist and Mother of a child with Autism. Her journey will  motivate you and help you acknowledge problem solving for you and your child. Advocate for Autism speaks, “Walk for Autism”! Details Heresharelle


 Pamela Saunders, CEO  Butterfly Consulting, We assist families with members with Special Needs advocate for education, healthcare, housing, transportation, and employment.  We help create plans of care for education, healthcare, employment, and daily care.Details HereWebsitebutterfly consult

Jennifer Burgess, Spokesperson for Jacobs Ladder with her Masters in Christian Counseling. A mother of two special needs children. Jacobs ladder is an SAIS-SACS accredited, SB-10 approved private school, serving students with any kind of neurological disorder – from Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Brain Injury to a range of learning disabilities and genetic disorders – although 60% of our students have been diagnosed with Autism. Details Here

Parent/Student teams Hear from both Mother & Son as they share their journey.  Ask them questions…. Learn  about the struggles and the joy of raising Jacob. Find out what motivated Jacob to get his associates degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology BEFORE  he graduated High school.   Details Here


Taylor Duncan At the age of 4, I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Through the years of childhood, teenage years, and even onward into adulthood, I faced a lot of preconceived ideas due to the perception of what one with a difference may and may not become capable of.  After various experiences in baseball and softball, I went on to form Alternative Baseball. An authentic baseball experience for teens and adults 15+ with autism and other special needs.Details HereTAYLOR DUNCAN

Special Guest Speaker Micheal Buckholtz        MC Hammer’s Gold & Multi-platinum Award winning music producer • multi-instrumentalist • actor • author • alien! He also is on the autism spectrum and will tell his story. We will learn what Micheal has in store for his state of the art recording and pro sound design studio that will specifically be designed with the autism spectrum in mind.  Details Heremicheal


$20 vender

A limited number of Venders/Organizations will join us to share their resources.


THRIVE Premium Lifestyle is a breakthrough in Health, Wellness, Weight Management, and Nutritional Support. The THRIVE 8-Week Experience—in conjunction with the THRIVE Premium Lifestyle Capsules and the THRIVE Premium Lifestyle Shake Mix—DFT promotes clean and healthy weight management and an overall healthy lifestyle.Details Here

autism improvised

Autism Improvised, Inc offers a variety of applied improv and theatre programs to help address the social challenges and rigid thinking of those who are mildly-to-moderately affected by Autism. Details Here

life behavior

LIFE Behavior Consulting, Christina Bailey along with Meredith Sinclair, MS, CRC will be sharing evidence-based approaches to improving your loved one’s social interactions. Our goal is to empower individuals to learn skills that will improve their access to social opportunities, relationships, and independence in their home, community, school, and vocational settings. Details Here

TASB Awards 2018

Posted on: October 17th, 2018 by Elaine Lord No Comments

Join TASB Volunteers as we look back on our year of giving back! See who we spotlight and give Recognition with Style to! Bring your friends as stylists and barbers get their turn to walk on the red carpet and enjoy an awesome evening of laughter, motivation and inspiration. Advance tickets are a minimum donation of $25.  At the door $35, (plus $1 for each ticket transaction fee).

Ticket purchase Here


To zoom in, double click photo!

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: 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.


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

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

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

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.

Ideas for a Salon/Barbershop Cut-a-Thon

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

A Cut-a-Thon enhances your salon’s standing in the community, attracts new customers and promotes your business. Stylists and Barbers are the heart of the community. We love giving back and making a difference in the lives of people. What better way by using our professional skills. Check out how to transform a basic Cut-a-Thon into a “buzz-generating” extravaganza. Hosting a Cut-a-thon and joining forces with colleagues from all corners of the world turns an ordinary cut-a-thon into an extrordinary Hair Raising event!! Join forces with The Association of Stylists and Barbers for our annual TASB Cut-a-thon for Autism the weekend before Labor Day and represent your community by making a change for the better while having a good time.

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.

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.

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April Autism Awareness month!

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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!
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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!

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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

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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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Our First Bacon Monday

Posted on: March 12th, 2015 by Elaine Lord No Comments

TASB is getting off to an incredible start for this year’s 5th annual TASB Cut-A-Thon for Autism. Our first annual “Bacon Monday” meetup and live stream, open to all stylists and barbers, was a fantastic success. We got pumped up and shared many wonderful ideas for fundraising. We all want to work together so everyone has an amazing event taking place in their own community. Let’s show the world how Stylists and Barbers can make heads turn!

The 2014 Awards Celebration

Posted on: November 10th, 2014 by Elaine Lord No Comments

Thank you for a great year!!!

Thank you so much for your support during our TASB Cut-a-thon for Autism, 2014. Two checks, $2500 each, were distributed this year. One to Autism Speaks (e-store) and the other to Camp Dream, Warm Springs, Ga. Piece by Peace Learning Center, Ft. Meyers, FL will be awarded several IPads. We  raised a total of  $13,565.50.

Listed below:

2014 TASB Volunteers who gave a haircut(s) to Autism!

Approximately:  42 salons/barbershops     126 Stylist/Barbers


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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:



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