Beauty Link - Volume 4, Issue 3 - (Page 48)
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. 102.
I have an issue with a student that is enrolling. She has major foot phobia. She can’t touch or even talk about feet without shaking and crying. Anyone come across this? Renee Barone, Barone Beauty Academy (Williamsport, PA)
Typically, I would ask the student if she has ever had a diagnosis regarding this, and if not, suggest it may be time to get one from a medical professional. As prudent practitioners, it behooves us to get as much information as we can, especially if a malady will affect a student’s learning or those around her. When a student has something that “interrupts the proceeding of the school,” usually that ratchets things up and perhaps there may have to be some accommodations made, but better to get those recommendations from a medical professional. Dan Cavanagh, Delmer College of Hair and Esthetics (Calgary, AB) If you make the exception for one student with no legitimate medical basis, how could you enforce the requirements on others who make the same claim? Perhaps she is better off choosing another program, such as esthetics or barbering, that would not require performance of pedicure services. Ray Testa, Empire Education Group (Montvale, NJ) Before we would make any consideration, we would need to see this in writing from a doctor and we would need to see details. Deborah Dunn, Lancaster School of Cosmetology & Therapeutic Bodywork (Lancaster, PA) We have had numerous students state the same “they have a foot phobia” claim—we inform them that pedicures are our “leader item” (in Utah cosmetologists/nail techs and estheticians do pedicuring). This will be one of their most popular services used in the industry to build their business; pedicures turn into colors, skin treatments and more. They do a mind-switch pretty quickly. Brenda Scharman, Cameo College of Essential Beauty (Murray, UT) Interestingly, Maryland stopped requiring pedicures on their cosmetology state board exams. When this happened, we stopped allowing pedicures in our clinic. We practice in the classroom on each other but no longer allow the public to come in. Charles Riser, Jr., The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School (Frederick, MD)
Q & A
We have come across this. Since “pedicuring” is a required part of our program, we required medical documentation, which she provided. I can’t recall the actual name of the phobia, but it was provided by a doctor and veriﬁed. She sounds similar to our student. This was the only one of the sort we have seen in the last 10 years for foot phobia. Just a good idea to have the same standard for all, and for us, it requires legitimate medical documentation. Chris Fiegen, Capri College (Cedar Rapids, IA)
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - Volume 4, Issue 3
Message From the AACS President and CEA Chair
Workings Of Washington
Network, Innovate, Grow: AACS Annual Convention & Expo 2012
Attending a Convention: 10 Tips for Success
A Teacher’s Safari: Managing the Zoo of Personalities
Sticking it Out: 10 Threats That Keep Students from Surviving and Thriving in the Real World
Data Disaster: Protecting Sensitive and Important Records
Mixing Generations in the Classroom: Can They Coexist?
Beauty Changes Lives
Every Vote Counts: Encouraging and Emphasizing the Importance of their Vote
Hip-Hop Haircuts: Curtis Smith Sets Trends
AACS Listserve Q & A
Now We’re Talking: An Education in Communication
Health & Wellness for Educators: Tips for Being Healthy
A Student’s Perspective NEW!
And Then There’s Compliance
Remembering Two Beauty Legends
Beauty Before Boarding: Airport Salons Take Flight
Voices From the Classroom
CEA Annual Convention Photo Spread
Quiz Time: How Well Do You Know Your Association?
Associate Member Profiles: Makeup/Cosmetics
People & Places
New Products & Services
New School Members
Upcoming 2012-2013 Events
Index to Advertisers
Beauty Link - Volume 4, Issue 3
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