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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!
SUNDAY, JULY 21, 10:00 a.m,
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 at 10 am
551 North Boeke Road
Evansville In. 47711
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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
TWO HAIR- RAISING BATTLES TAKING PLACE IN GEORGIA
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
Creative Design Cut
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 MoreGuest 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, Blake 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
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
A big THANKS to our local businesses and @DonationMatch* for supporting our TASB GALA!
- *Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
- *The Masquerade Atlanta
- *Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard
- *Chandra Holland Fine Arts Portraits
- Cactus Car Wash
- Hollywood Feed
- Maple Street Biscuit Company
- Oh Charleys
- Dave and Busters
- Andretti indoor Karting and Games, Marietta
- Kennesaw Tire
Join us April 14, 1pm, at the Radisson Hotel, Atlanta-Marietta. 1775 Parkway Place, Marietta, Ga. 30067
LUNCH ~ SPEAKERS ~ VENDERS ~ GIFTS.
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!
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!
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
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 Here
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 Here
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 Here
A limited number of Venders/Organizations will join us to share their resources.
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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 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
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).
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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.
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.
It 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!
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!
2018 CALENDAR OF
TASB Walk for Change
Sunday, July 22, 2:00 p.m, Open to the public!
Join us for a fun walk.
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.
TASB Hair-Raising Battle #2
Sunday, July 28, 4:00 p.m. Open to the public!
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!
- Fastest Fade
- Free Style Design
- Creative Cut (Limited competitors, register early.)
- Face Off
- 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?)
CREATE AUTISM AWARENESS
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.
MY FRIENDS WE ARE POWERFUL IN NUMBERS!
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. 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
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.
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.
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!!
PEOPLES CHOICE- 50/50- YOU CAN’T GO WRONG WITH A 50/50. EVERYONE WINS!! Get the support of your family, friends, colleagues and clients. Each category you will have a chance for your fans to vote by giving YOU- $$$ donations ($1-$100+++) for supporting you and our charity. Let everyone know between now and July 17th you are battling with the best barbers around the states and you need their support. The funds you raise will be divided 50% for you to keep and 50% will benefit TASB Day Retreat. The battler from each category with the most support (funds raised) will be awarded by TASB.
GUEST CATEGORIES- TASB will provide a number of models who are in need of their spirits/low self-esteem lifted. Battlers will draw numbers for their chosen models and be judged on their new hair style. The winners will be awarded by TASB.
STUDENT CATEGORIES- Students can enter as many mannequins as they like. (Fees apply for each mannequin) You can have your mannequin represent you as an individual, your school or a team. Have fun and remember “ANYTHING is POSSIBLE”!
Battlers must bring professional/student license and ID to enter battles.
Quan Lanae Green is an American Broadcast personality and lifestyle blogger. Based out of Atlanta Ga.; She inspires women to dream big, take the limits off of their lives, and live life fabulously!
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, 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 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 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 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.”
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 OF 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!
WE ARE BRINGING MORE ARTISTS ON BOARD SO HANG TIGHT AND CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UDATES!!
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.
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Renew 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”.
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.
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.
AVOID ADDITIONAL DELAY & LATE FEES BY RENEWING NOW!
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.
Heads-Up Hair Designs Kennesaw
Gloria’s Hair Salon Kennesaw
Sharyn Sar @ Crown & Gloria’s Kennesaw
Skyy’s Hair Gallery Augusta
Melissa Porter Cartersville
Selfeeze Hair & Beyond Cartersville
Crystal Dillett-Harris Marietta
Lakeshia Evans Marietta
Salon Joiere Marietta
Kids Kuts Salon Marietta
Fabiani Intl Hair Academy Marietta
Trueskills Barbershop Marietta
One Look Salon Marietta
JEMS HAIR STUDIO Marietta
Classic Barbershop Marietta
Salon Elegance Hair Studio Marietta
Sylvia’s Signature Salon Roswell
Doshia Harris Educator Douglasville
Hair 4 Daze Inc Smyrna
Alta’s Hair Wellness Studio Smyrna
Ronda’s Room Hiram
Nu Image Creations Hiram
Bad Hair Day? Jonesboro
Mane Attraction Concepts Alpharetta
Great Clips, Alpharetta, Shohreh Ashtiani Alpharetta
Elaine’s Hair Studio Acworth
Jennifer & Co. Dallas
A Glamorous You Atlanta
Hair by Gayla Salon Woodstock
Salon 3:16 Woodstock
A New Creation Hair Salon Woodstock
Tammy Kincannon Hair Designs Woodstock
Pigtails & Crewcuts: Haircuts for Kids Woodstock
Freedom Cuts Studio Woodstock
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
Scott Anthony’s Grooming Co. East Providence
Hands of Favor Vancouver
Many TASB Volunteers ask, how does this work? Just create autism awareness with your colleagues from across the states and have fun! Keep it simple or jazz it up. Below are a few suggestions of what TASB Volunteers have done for their Cut-a-thon from the past 5 years. Pick out what works for you and if you come up with something cool please share.
1. How TASB Volunteers choose whom to “Give a Haircut for Autism”.
• I set the TASB items out in a basket on my station for my clients to give a $5 donation along with a few raffle items starting the first week in August. On Saturday I go to my friends salon and give haircuts for my family they give a donation. We sell raffle tickets ($1 for one ticket or $10 for 20 tickets).
• When I receive my packet, I will hang up my banner so people will see it from outside and set out my TASB items so clients know I am creating autism awareness. I give everyone who makes a donation a TASB item. A person walking by who saw the banner gave me a donation of $100.
• I recognize my clients who have helped me in special ways, who have had a hard time throughout the year, and I ask clients to tell their friends who are in need if they would like hair cuts. Throughout the week of the Cut-a-thon I book these clients for my last appointment ending Saturday. They will receive 50% off their $20 haircut and $10 will go to the cause. I feel good to have given my time and talent to the cause.
• I give the earnings from my first Hair cut I do on Saturday to our TASB Cut-a-Thon.
• I tell all my clients who are booked for Saturday that 50% of their proceeds on their full price hair service tickets go to our TASB Cut-a-thon.
• We have our customer appreciation day during our TASB Cut-a-Thon on Saturday, 9-2. Our clients receive a 50% discount at that time. We announce the event at the end of July. Some of our stylists pre-book, others who are building a clientele take new and walk-in clients on a first come first serve basis.
• We stay open on Saturday for an extra 3 hours. (Theme, Happy Hour) Because we have such a large clientele, we have a drawing and pre-book for these hours.We give 50% of the proceeds to Autism/TASB. Afterwards we raise more autism awareness by celebrating, going out and getting donations with the items from our care packets.
• During the month of August, we tell our clients we are donating a dollar of our tip money to the cause. Clients tend to give more money to the cause when we explain what we are doing.
2. TASB Volunteer “Festivities”
• Throughout the month of August we pass out fliers, display silent auction/raffle items and let our clients know we are giving 50% off haircuts on the last Sunday of the month between 1-6. We ask our neighboring businesses in our shopping center, our sales representatives and clients for donations. We use items from hair shows, products from our shelves, several lottery tickets and TASB items to make baskets. We invite colleagues from other salons/shops to join us. Music, food and games are offered.
• Karaoke, Bands and DJ, dancing throughout the event.
Venders come to support the cause, volunteer’s grill. Food donations; grocery stores/restaurants (Schnucks, Panera Bread) donate bakery food.
• Trivia, let’s make a deal, tug a war, relay races, winners receive a TASB or donated item. Bounce house, face painting, crafts. We post our goal for the year, every $100 that is raised we ring a bell and cheer till we reach our goal!
• We recognize our honorary guest who is on the autism spectrum each year. We light a candle on a cupcake and everyone shares uplifting wishes
• We have a 24-hour Cut-a-Thon, 6:00, pm Saturday- 6:00 pm Sunday, volunteers swap the shift at midnight. Lot’s of food for everyone and we have guests come who speaks on the Autism spectrum. We pre-book clients and take walk-ins. 50% off cuts are given.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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COME ON BOARD
We would love for you to represent your community. We invite you to join us for a good time hanging out with fellow volunteers across the states. Not sure how it works, check out page 14 of our magazine, Recognition with Style, to see how others have created festivities for their events.
Clients are encouraged to visit the participating elite salons and barbershops that are hosting the volunteer stylists and barbers in your community. These unique artists are donating their professional time and talent because we love Transforming Looks and Transforming Lives! Proceeds will go to a variety of autism charities. Q/A 770-355-4934, firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook
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!!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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My special tribute to Mom – don't forget to call yours today! #HappyMothersDay
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” “Dedication to MOMS” Our Super STARS!!
Thanks for sharing Olga Flowers, TASB Volunteer at Crown and Gloria, Kennesaw Ga.