American Board of Certified Haircolorists         Newsletter 

June  2012     

In This Issue
ABCH Exam Dates
Andy Award
Summit photos
Modern Salon covers Summit
Keratin Treatment Survey
Lowlights from the Editor

The 12th Annual Energizing Summit last weekend was outstanding. We hope that you can join us next year!
June 9-10, 2013 
            LAX Marriott

Next Certification Exam

Los Angeles, CA.  June 24, 2012


    View entire 2012 exam schedule online         

     Register online    -   Take a practice exam


Andy Award Recognition!
                                                                                                                      Tamara Dahill 
Tamara Dahill received the ANDY Award for her dedication to American Board of Certified Haircolorist. Besides running a successful salon, A Tamara Dahill Salon, in Toluca Lake, CA, she is the Vice President of ABCH and the lead Evaluator for the certification exams. 
Tamara joined ABCH in 1996 and participated in the creation of the Certification examination, the Study Portfolio, and the first Energizing Summit. She has served on the ABCH board since its beginning 16 years ago.
Thank you, Tamara, for your dedication and support of ABCH and the many haircolorists you have mentored over the years. 
12th annual ABCH Energizing Summit
June 10-12, 2012 in Los Angeles
The 12th annual Energizing Summit was a huge success with over 600 colorists attending! Colorists came from all over the United States and from abroad. We had colorists fly in from Peru!
The opening cocktail party Saturday night was a big hit and stylists lingered in the beautiful warm weather, catching up with old friends and making new ones.  
The Color Forum offered two panels- business and science, which allowed the audience to ask many questions and our panel of experts to weigh in with valuable insight. 
Thanks to all who participated in this amazing event.
600 attendees listening to 2012 Keynote Speaker, This Spearing
Shades Color Bar and Hair Salon, Roseville, CA
heading to the Energizing Summit



Tamara Dahill teaching the hands-on 
 ABCH performance exam class
Speed foiling class
with Kris Mcginnis


Tony Fanelli's breakfast for
Salon Owners
Color Challenge comparison display boards



 She is definitely embracing the "hands-on"  classes. 

Modern Salon covered the Summit


Modern Salon sent a reporter, Tina Allen, to cover the Energizing Summit and posted a short blurb about our event in their Beauty News section of the Modern Salon website. They posted 7 photos, and three videos- an interview with a Summit attendee, Andre's interview with Gordon Miller, and a portion of David Velasco's class. 

link to Modern Salon article and videos

Keratin Treatment Survey


Over 250 stylists responded to the keratin treatment survey that was emailed last week. There is still time to submit your survey answers, offer your opinion, and share your experiences with this still new and evolving chemical service.


Click here to take the Keratin Treatment survey.

Lowlights from the Editor                           
Thank you to all who stopped and said hello to me at the Summit. I appreciated both your compliments and suggestions on this newsletter. I received many terrific ideas for future articles while in California. 
If you would 
like to suggest or request a topic, please contact me and 
share your idea. 
We are looking for your candid photos from the Summit to publish in Highlights and post to Facebook!    USE subject line: ABCH                 Certifiably yours, 


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