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ONE OF OUR most popular member beneﬁts, the AACS Listserve, is done completely by
email allowing members to easily connect with other members from around the country. Here is an example of one of the recent questions posted along with a few of the
responses. If you are not on the list and would like to be added, please contact Chris at
800.831.1086, ext. 100.
DO YOU ALLOW CELL PHONES
IN THE CLASSROOM?
We don’t allow them in classroom, or
clinic floor ever. They are only allowed
in lockers and on silent. They may only check
their phones on breaks and at lunch.
— Renee Barone, Barone Beauty Academy
A good activity we have had success
with was asking all students to take
out phones during theory class and posting
our monthly specials for the student salon to
their Facebook page and asking their friends
to take advantage of specials. Seems to be a
reality we need to adapt to and embrace. May
as well try to use in a positive way.
— Chris Fiegen, Capri College
(Cedar Rapids, IA)
Students are not allowed to have cell
phone calls and must put them on
vibrate. We do not allow the use of cell phones
during class hours. Students will ask permission if an emergency.
— Margaret Vandetti, Cozmo The School
(Bonita Springs, FL)
No phone calls or texting during theory
or while doing a client. Clock out and
go to break room for phone calls. Please use
it to take pictures, Google educational info
and utilize the calculator. Is there abuse? Of
course, just like every other rule that’s made.
Our job is to learn to monitor it and keep it
in check. It’s part of today’s life and in this
changing industry we can learn to use it as a
tool that profits us.
— Connie Maldonado, DuVall’s School of
Cosmetology (Bedford, TX)
Cell phones are not allowed in school
for school hours. Students can use
them at break and lunch only.
— Lynne Cianicullo, Cutting Edge
Academy (Succasunna, NJ)
Are CEA members using cell phones
in the classroom?
Not yet…but I’m considering it!
*Data collected at the CEA Annual Convention, July 2013
| B E A U T Y L I NK | C AN YOU HEAR ME NOW? | 2013
Cell phones are permitted in specific
areas and times. Outside of those areas
and times, a student merely needs to ask permission. It is very seldom that a student asks
to use their cell phone and is refused, because
they know what the answer is before they ask.
— Frank Trieu, Evergreen Beauty College
I have learned to pick my battles and
that one battle is one that will never
be won, so we are learning to use it to our
— Kelly Ball, New Beginning College of
Cosmetology (Albertville, AL)
We originally slammed the door on cells
by requiring they be locked in lockers.
But no joke, students would start to become
agitated, more jumpy—actually go through
minor symptoms of withdrawal, which disrupted the class even more. In the end, our
students have a very different relationship
with their phones then we do. It’s more than
just a device to call—it’s their lifeline to the
world around them. It’s their clock, their calculator and their security blanket. It’s how
they can actually focus, so now cell phones
are regularly integrated into our curriculum.
— Charles Riser, Jr., The Temple: A Paul
Mitchell Partner School (Frederick, MD)
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
voices from the classroom
Celebrate the Power of Being an Educator
people & places
new products & services
associate member profiles: salons
new school members
upcoming 2013-14 events
index to advertisers
Beauty Link - Volume 5, Issue 4