American Board of Certified Haircolorists 


end of February  2013

In This Issue
Early Bird Discount
Mags Kavanaugh
Ame and Dennis Metcalfe
Ivan Castillo
Alima Korchinskaya
Exam Dates
Part 2 Bumping the Base Survey
Lowlights from the Editor

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

Print brochure is in the mail
Watch your mailbox or
LAST CHANCE for Early Bird Discount 20% off
through February 28.

2013 Energizing Summit in Los Angeles
June 9-10, 2013 at the Marriott Hotel LAX 


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 also book online at Marriott Hotel LAX
 Register for classes BY THURSDAY at  & SAVE! 
2013 Energizing Summit Educator introductions continue:


Mags Kavanaugh
Haircolor to Enhance Face Shapes
Mags Kavanaugh's career as an actor, makeup artist and celebrity haircolorist will show you how to make your clients look like movie stars.  Attend her fast paced class and you will find a creative artist whose goal is to make clients look the best they can look. She has the ability to stimulate your senses with the fantastic techniques she created. What she teaches is not fluff, she teaches everyday techniques you can take back to your salon on Tuesday and put to use. Mags is simply a genius. 
Ame and Dennis Metcalfe
The Perfect Consultation 

Ame and Dennis Metcalfe have developed a blueprint for consultation that is easy to follow and will guarantee results. The system has been an essential tool they utilize on a daily basis in their busy studio. They have proven it effective in coaching their own staff and observing their success. The methods have resulted in better communication, abundant referrals and being instrumental in achieving financial rewards. What you will achieve in this class is expert communication skills, how to respond to challenges, how to never be intimidated by any of your guests and most important what not to say to them. The haircolor is a success or a failure before you ever apply the color. This class is a must for those who become lost for words at exactly the wrong time. Don't miss this class!

Ivan Castillo
Forget Your Dark Hair Problems

Dark hair has its challenges --- strong undertones and red tones which clients often do not like. There are methods and techniques that can be used to overcome client objections. The secret of working with dark hair is knowing your limitations and not going beyond them. You will learn from Ivan that there is no magic bullet when it comes to coloring dark hair. Ivan has a clientele of dark-haired clients and has trained many Latino haircolorists how to stay out of trouble. You will gain great insight on handling dark hair in his class.

Alima Korchinskaya
Haircolor for Long Hair

Coloring long hair so that it is complementary when it is worn long requires special skills. Clients who wear their hair up the majority of the time, but also wear their hair down, require attention to detail. There are many variations for this situation, let Alima demonstrate them for you. In this unique class, Alima will use a live completed model to show her handiwork. She will explain in detail several unique techniques on how to design a hairstyle adding color where it is needed for all lengths of hair. She will cover the choice of haircoloring for selected looks and how to achieve a delicate and balanced volume in your designs. Let Alima inspire you, boost your creativity and increase your income. 
2013 ABCH Examination Dates

 CHICAGO ......MARCH 10                       BOSTON..................AUGUST 18

 DENVER........APRIL 21                         SEATTLE...................SEPTEMBER 8

 L.A. ..............JUNE 23                           WASHINGTON DC.....OCTOBER 13

 DALLAS ........JULY 14                           ATLANTA .................NOVEMBER 3


Definition of Bumping the Base- Online Survey Part 2 -LAST CHANCE
The follow-up survey to help ABCH define the Bump the Base service is still available online. This survey will close on February 28.

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!
BE! BEAUTYMAKER and Beauty Entertainment Magazine features
ABCH Energizing Summit and votes Andre # 10  out of the Top 40 
Haircolorists in America


This year's Energizing Summit is Drawing Record Numbers of Attendees to June 9-10 Energizing Summit in Los Angeles.

Andre Nizetich is not one to brag about himself, but every once in awhile, BE! says it's important to tout a courageous leader like Andre for what he has accomplished in his storied career.

He's walked the walk!


There should no question in many viewers' minds that Andre Nizetich is one of the top haircolorists and educators in the world. (He, after all, wrote the book on haircolor education and is responsible for certifying over 1,800 haircolorists in the American Board of Certified Haircolorists using the ABCH curriculum.) That's a huge number, and even bigger contribution to the beauty politic. And when it comes to politics, he is also responsible for keeping "The Truth" about real hair color alive and well.  

If  you're planning to come to Los Angeles to see Andre and ABCH's star lineup of color masters and guest artists - There are only a few days left for early bird discounts.

Check out BE!-29's TOP 40 Haircolorists in America. Congrats again to every colorist. Because of you, events like yesterday's Academy Awards make the stars look fab!


This is a portion of an email from Salon City's Beautymaker Email net news- People Making News dated Feb 25, 2013  


Lowlights from the Editor   
Last Chance for Early Bird Discount!
Whether or not your short term goals include taking the ABCH Certification Exam, the ABCH curriculum offers advanced color theory and cutting edge techniques that will keep your skills fresh behind the chair. The Energizing Summit enhances your passion for haircolor, and instills self-confidence in the salon and motivates you to succeed.
"It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else." 
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