American Board of Certified Haircolorists 


early-February  2013

In This Issue
Early Bird Discount
Exam Dates
Michael Page
Claudio Pascuzzo
Dennis Gebhart
Lisa McAuliffe
Part 2 Bumping the Base Survey
Unnatural Auburn?
Lowlights from the Editor

13th Annual Energizing Summit
June 9-10, 2013 
LAX Marriott Hotel  
Registration opened on February 1st

Print brochure already in the mail
Watch your mailbox or
you can 
Early Bird Discount  
2013 Energizing Summit in Los Angeles
June 9-10, 2013 at the Marriott Hotel LAX 


Registration is now open!

Early Bird Discount 20% off 
through February 28.


Register for classes at  

ABCH Certified Members $200 Early Bird ($250 regular)

Non ABCH Members  $240 Early Bird ($300 regular)

Discounted hotel rates of $115 if attendees book their room by May16th.  
Call 310-641-5700 to make room reservations and
mention you are attending the Energizing Summit or you can book online at the Marriott Hotel LAX.
2013 ABCH Examination Dates
                                      CHICAGO                      MARCH 10

                                      DENVER                        APRIL 21

                                      L.A.                                JUNE 23

                                      DALLAS                         JULY 14

                                      BOSTON                        AUGUST 18

                                      SEATTLE                       SEPTEMBER 8

                                      WASHINGTON DC       OCTOBER 13

                                      ATLANTA                      NOVEMBER 3


2013 Energizing Summit Educator introductions continue:
Michael Page
Advanced Foil Placement


Tired of placing foils into the hair in the same manner? Want to try something new? Michael Page has the class for you. His creative haircolor skills go far beyond what most of us imagine. His approach to creating newness to his haircolor foil placement runs the gamut from avant garde to soft and subtle. There is something for everyone in this class. You will leave Michael's class wanting to run directly to the salon to try these new techniques. His clear, concise manner of teaching will have you leaving this class with a clear vision of what you want to achieve. Although his class is coined Advanced Foil Placement, he starts from the basics to show how closely related advanced is to the basics. This is a class you will not want to miss.

Claudio Pascuzzo
Natural Reflections

If you ever wondered what it's like coloring hair using plastic, then this hands on class is for you. Claudio has been using plastic for over 30 years and has been teaching this technique to his colleges in Canada. This technique is called Natural Reflections and is similar to foil. This could be the first time you see plastic used this way to color hair and get a chance to practice it on a mannequin. Claudio believes that haircolor is an art not a formula and this technique will help you create masterpieces.

This class has a $15.00 surcharge for the maintenance of the mannequin. You will be using mock bleach and the mannequin will remain in the classroom at the end of the class.

Dennis Gebhart
A Blueprint for Haircolor
Dennis Gebhart has a fascinating method of teaching haircolor. His Blueprint for doing haircolor is just that, a blueprint. It starts with the foundation, then goes through the framing all the way to the finished work. Everything is explained in a step-by-step understandable manner. Dennis is known for the meticulous manner in which he teaches haircolor. If you are a new haircolorist or a haircolorist who needs clarity of the haircoloring process, Dennis is your guy. If you have never experienced this fantastic educator, this is your chance. 
Lisa McAuliffe
Fast Easy Foil Techniques


The object of this class is to have you thinking differently about how you place foils in the hair. A good part of what you do is preparation. Foils, bleach, brushes and combs are all specialized tools used for foil work. Having different sizes of everything for each of the techniques you use will give you the ability to think more creatively about what you do. We fall into a pattern, all of us do things the same way day in and day out. This class is not only fun but it will teach you to be more productive with your foil work. "In Toronto we do things differently. We have a different outlook about how we color hair. Come to my class I think you will love it." 
Definition of Bumping the Base- Online Survey Part 2 Continues
The follow-up survey to help ABCH define the Bump the Base service is still available online.

If you currently use the bump the base service in your salon, you are invited to share your experience and opinion in the  Bump the Base survey- part 2. 
Your participation in this ABCH survey will allow you to be an integral part of advancing the standards of haircolor for our industry!
Utah Teen Kicked Out of Class for Dyeing her Hair... Auburn?

Rylee MacKay, 15, has been dyeing her hair the same shade every six weeks since September, 2012, but it wasn't this month that Hurricane Middle School in Utah took issue with the color. 

On Feb. 4, the vice principal noticed Rylee in the halls and ordered her into the office. She had just had her hair touched up two days earlier.

The Washington County School District dress code states that "Hair, including beards, mustaches and sideburns, should be groomed so that it is neat and clean. Hair color must be a naturally occurring color; i.e. red, brown, black, blonde." Rylee's stylist had assured her that her new color complied with the dress code, but the school felt that Rylee's auburn-hued hair didn't look natural enough. "In the light he said it was pinkish-purplish."  Rylee was told to have it fixed by the next day or she couldn't come back to school.

Rylee didn't want to dye her hair back to brown and her mother refused to make her. "My daughter feels beautiful with the red hair. Changing her hair really changed her; she really blossomed." After four days of washing her hair at home, Rylee's hair had faded enough to be acceptable to school administrators, and she was allowed back in class.

Even though this is a small school in a conservative community, perhaps this school really needs to focus on things that matter--like drug use, sex, and peer bullying! 

Lowlights from the Editor   
If you attend hair shows for the  live demonstrations, workshops, and question-answer periods to pick the brains of haircolor industry's top colorists, then you owe it to yourself and your career to attend the Energizing Summit.
Hands-on classes are limited in size to keep the experience intimate. You do not need a big-screen to see the action as you are right there not 100 yards away! 
The Energizing Summit vendor booths offer professional haircolor lines (both national and regional brands,) and unique styling tools rather than purses, nail polish and and jewelry for hairstylists. Buy your ABCH study materials at our massive ABCH booth- Study Portfolio, mannequins, swatches, ABCH DVDs, etc. and save the cost of shipping these materials but remember to bring an empty carry-on bag!
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