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AFFINITY PARTNER PROGRAM AACS’ Affordable, Flexible and Value-Driven Member Benefits BY BEAUTYLINK STAFF W hat is the AACS Affinity Program and what does it mean to you, the member? In a word, the AACS Affinity Program could be defined as value. Much more than preferential pricing or a loyalty reward program, the AACS Affinity Program provides members with services that help differentiate their schools and create value for students, instructors and owners! From the innovative Bloom service that enables students to create online portfolios and connect with prospective employers even before graduating beauty school, to the HUMAN Healthy Vending program that promotes nutrition on campus while generating school revenue, the AACS affinity program is a valuable member benefit. AACS Executive Director Jim Cox said the association’s leadership developed an Affinity Program to provide members with affordable, flexible and value-driven benefits. “The Affinity Program expands upon the legislative activities, educational and networking benefits AACS offers to members and enhances the member experience, while generating additional nondues income for the association,” said Cox. According to Cox, the Affinity Program is a win for member schools, their students, staff and the association. What Affinity Programs are available to AACS members? AFFINITY PROGRAM DESCRIPTION MEMBER FEEDBACK HUMAN Healthy Vending Provides nutritious food and beverage choices while generating commission income for schools. All choices are $1.50 or less and the machine accepts cash and credit cards. “Time and money are always considerations and this program is not only easy to implement, but generates revenue.” This benefit program allows schools to offer employee-paid and employee-owned insurance plans, such as disability, life, accident and critical illness coverage. “All in all, it is a win-win for schools and employees. I encourage every school to take on Combined Worksite as part of their benefit package.” For more information, visit or call 310.845.7745. Combined Worksite Solutions For more information, visit or call 203.212.2691. — Cathy Koluch, The Studio Academy of Beauty — Anthony Civitano, owner of Long Island Beauty Schools, Hair Design Institute, New York Institute of Beauty and AACS board member Bloom For more information, visit or call 800-550-0857. Marianna Industries For more information, visit American Checked, Inc. For more information, visit or call 800-975-9876. From creating online student portfolios to holding virtual career fairs, this social beauty network provides a valuable tool students can use from the cosmetology classroom through their career as a successful alum. “This program allows our students to begin compiling their portfolio, develop their resume and market their talent before they graduate beauty school.” Create Professional hair care products are designed specifically for and sold exclusively through beauty schools and are available from Marianna. Be the first to offer a review by contacting Using its database of more than 900 million records, the service provides quick background checks to verify applicants’ backgrounds before a hiring decision is made. Be the first to offer a review by contacting — Kim McIntosh, Xenon International Academy No membership card or ID is required to participate in the Affinity Program. Members who want to take advantage of AACS Affinity Partner services simply indicate their status as an AACS member when contacting the company. Additional information on AACS Affinity Program partners is available at We Want to Hear from YOU! AACS will continue to expand Affinity Program offerings as valuable member opportunities are identified and approved by the board of directors. Members may contact Cathy Koluch at for more information on the Affinity Program. The AACS board will review submissions and determine whether the suggested company may be added to the list of Affinity Partners. B E AUT YL I NK | C A N Y O U H E A R M E N O W? | 2 0 1 3 | 17

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - Volume 5, Issue 4

message from the aacs president and cea co-chairs
the workings of washington
Rejuvenate Your Passion for Business
The AACS Affi nity Program
Mobilizing Your Business Is a Thing of Beauty
Open Door Leaders
and then there’s compliance
Motivating Your Students
Use Your Resources
step by step
Taking Out the Mystery
beauty changes lives
Beauty School Insurance
a student’s perspective
skin care council
aacs listserve q & a
Beyond 2014
voices from the classroom
Work Smart
superstar graduates
Celebrate the Power of Being an Educator
people & places
new products & services
associate member profiles: salons
new school members
upcoming 2013-14 events
In Memory
index to advertisers

Beauty Link - Volume 5, Issue 4