BeautyLink - Volume 6, Issue 2 - (Page 10)
MESSAGE FROM THE
AACS PRESIDENT &
AND CEA CHAIR
Have You Hugged Your State Board Lately?
HUGGING YOUR STATE board
"Show me and
I will forget.
Tell me and I
and I will
of show me
practice) is the
for a balanced
sounds like a tough assignment given today's choppy regulatory waters.
However, developing solid relationships with state licensing boards can be critical to fostering legislative
progress. Check out "Working with State Authorization and Cosmetology Licensing Boards-Voices from
the Trenches" on page 18 for tips on strengthening legislative relationships.
I've learned that viewing your state licensing board as an ally and not merely as a regulatory agency
serves you well during times of state rule/statute review periods. However, fostering relationships with
your state board doesn't happen overnight.
Even if you don't have a state cosmetology school association (and I would strongly encourage you to
form one), you can make inroads establishing rapport at the school level:
* Attend every state board
meeting. Consistent attendance demonstrates that everything they address is important
to you. If you only attend when
"hot topic" issues are discussed
it is hard to form a strong bond.
BALANCE MEANS HAVING the right amount-not too much or too
* Get to know state board
little-of any quality, which leads to harmony or evenness. You
members on a professional
might admire the balance someone has achieved between working
hard and having fun.
level. Commend them on their
commitment to our industry.
As educators, we must use the proper balance when preparing
If they only hear your negative
and delivering lesson plans. Consider the Chinese proverb: "Show
:eedback, forming a level of
me and I will forget. Tell me and I may remember. Involve me and I
trust may be difficult to obtain.
A balance of show me (demo), tell me (theory) and involve me
* Learn their governance style.
(hands-on practice) is the perfect formula for a balanced class. Too
Are they a "slow to move" board
or a "shoot from the hip" board?
much theory (lecture) will result in weak skills. Too much handsUnderstanding these nuances
on work without theory will result in students struggling to pass
will be helpful when you need
their state board exam. Too much fun in the classroom will lead to
diminished respect for the instructor. Not enough fun will result in
to gather constituent support or
attendance problems. An over-reliance on technology, such as too
opposition on industry issues.
many PowerPoint lessons, may even lead to "death by PowerPoint."
* Volunteer for state board
advisory committees. They
When a person has balance in their life, they experience less profesneed input from the education
sional stress and lower their risk of burnout. As educators, we can
model balance for our students in a number of ways and show them
sector, and you want to be in
the heart of any meaningful diahow a state of balance will benefit them personally and professionally:
logue regarding industry issues
* Balanced nutrition promotes health and a sharp mind, fueland potential changes.
ing creativity. We know the beauty industry is the epitome of
* Let them know that you are
a reliable resource for pro* Balance creates a beautiful haircut. A hairstylist's good posture
viding quick feedback from
and balanced stance will shape a balanced haircut.
* Balance protects. Good posture coupled with ergonomic tools
the cosmetology school
help hairstylists feel their best while minimizing the risk of carpal
A "partner" climate with your
tunnel syndrome and injuries.
state board will benefit your
* Balance fosters momentum. The only way to balance on a bicycle
school in the long run so come
is to keep moving forward. Remind students that "tomorrow is a
new day" when their confidence begins to waver.
on...give them a big hug!
Personal and Professional
Models of Balance
| B E A U T Y L I NK | BAL *ANCE | 2014
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BeautyLink - Volume 6, Issue 2
Message From the Aacs President & Cea Chair
The Workings of Washington
Creating a Recipe for the Future
Voices From the Trenches
Creating Harmony in the Classroom
Living an Integrated Life
A Student’s Perspective
And Then There’s Compliance
This Hairstylist Is on Fire!
Keeping the Enrollment Funnel Flowing
Beauty Changes Lives
Battle of the Strands
Cyber Liability and Data Security
Plagued by More Delays
Voices From the Classroom
Launching a Blow Out Career
People & Places
New Products & Services
Associate Member Profiles: Distributors
New School Members
Upcoming 2014-15 Events
Index to Advertisers
BeautyLink - Volume 6, Issue 2