ABCH APPROVED TO ISSUE CE CREDITS
The American Board of Certified Haircolorists has
been approved by the state of Illinois to issue
Continuing Education credits. Continuing education credits must be issued by a enterprise that is not affiliated with a manufacturer.
* The cosmetologist will receive one hour of credit for every hour of seat time.
* The Energizing Summit will qualify for 16 hours of credit for the two days of education.
As it currently stands, you will only receive 6 hours of credit for taking the examination. It does not matter if you pass or fail the examination. ABCH will attempt to issue credit for the time required to study and prepare for the examination. Many candidates study for well over 100 hours or more in preparation to take the examination and prepare the mannequin and swatches.
Three cheers for wisdom, Illinois!
ABCH Certification Mentoring Workshop
Sponsored by Wella
July 27-28 Washington D.C.
After the amazing success of the Los Angeles mentoring program, it is no wonder the mentoring program is almost sold out for Washington DC. The program will take place at the Alexandria Hilton Mark Center on July 27-28.
Join us for a two-day hands-on workshop with trained ABCH Evaluators personally guiding you thru the process of the Performance Exam.
Space still Availible
KEUNE ENDORSES ABCH AND THE SUMMIT
The Keune haircolor company, not only condones their educators teaching at the Summit, they encourage it; something not endorsed by many manufacturers. Some manufacturers claim the ABCH curriculum confuses people and prefer their educators not get involved.
According to Christian Faircloth, Director of Education for Keune, "There is absolutely no conflict with what the American Board of Certified Haircolorists teaches and the Keune curriculum. We find the educators who teach at the Summit are better equipped to teach haircolor, especially those educators who are also evaluators. Keune fully supports ABCH and what they stand for".
Hooray for Keune! We need more companies like Keune and Wella to endorse ABCH. Raising the standard of professional haircoloring will benefit the entire industry.
2014 ABCH Examination Dates
Denver ........... April 13 Sarasota, FL ......... September 14
Los Angeles ..... July 13 Washington DC .... October 12
Boston ............ August 17 Atlanta ................. November 9
Links for more info:
ABCH Certification Exam Registration
Andre Cheers for Tennessee
PBA HAS IT BACKWARDS
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) announced the state of Tennessee has put out a red alert -
state legislation recently passed that allows a student of cosmetology to spend half of their school hours working in a salon under the tutelage of a licensed barber.
What a great opportunity for students to receive hands-on experience actually working in a salon. They must complete the entire course prior to being eligible to taking the examination for a license. Schools came out screaming en mass that this legislation will undermine the beauty industry, but only good things will happen because of this legislation. There will be students learning in salons, proving that they intend to work in the salon before graduating and receiving a license.
If the student does a good job working in the salon, they are assured of a position in the salon when licensed. In California, 35,000 cosmetologists are licensed each year, but no additional tax paying jobs have been added. What!?! Yes, taxpayers are subsidizing an underground kitchen beauty industry.
Fight on Tennessee! ABCH will have a survey to see who is in favor of limiting the number of cosmetologists to just what we need or flooding America with thousands of cosmetologists who end up working underground.
Lowlights from the Editor
Reading Facebook posts between Summit educators, Andrea Shumate and Brenda Amaral, I found this nugget of haircolor wisdom:
Why do hairspray and volumizing products cause new color to lift?
What are the ingredients we should be looking for and/or avoiding?
Anything out of a can is going to strip haircolor. They are normally crazy high in pH and loaded with ammonia/ammoniated compounds, alcohols and other drying ingredients. Products high in pH will swell the cuticle and flush more color down the drain as well. Look for volumizing products with lots of proteins for volume and body instead!
We use hairspray to get color out if our clothes when we are working at the salon, then we spray fresh color with it?!?
Problem? Question? Complaint? Suggestion?
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Mary Petillo, ABCH