BeautyLink - Volume 6, Issue 3 - (Page 10)

MESSAGE FROM THE AACS PRESIDENT AND CEA CHAIR Our Educators Deserve a Celebration "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." What a wonderful quote for educators in the beauty and wellness industry! Each and every day, our educators walk into the classrooms courageously to challenge, empower and inspire our students to greater heights. This takes a level of bravery, commitment and caring rarely seen in other professions. Our students depend on educators to light the way as they travel the journey toward a satisfying career. Teaching to the student and not to the test is the successful educator's mark of distinction and an indicator that something special is happening in the classroom or student salon. It is a wonderful and transformative moment when that special connection and bond is established between student and educator, laying the groundwork for incredible learning experiences. Beauty and wellness educaSAY WHAT YOU WILL about the 1980s, but those of us who were there for the big hair and big shoulder pads remember some "big songs" tors do all of this with humility. too! One of the decade's best dance tunes was Kool and the Gang's Sometimes quietly and some"Celebration"! times not so quietly, they work Celebrating is a gift that beauty and wellness instructors can give miracles in students' lives. As to our students-and receive back from them through their success. educators consistently prepare and deliver their lesson plans, Opportunities for celebration are everywhere and loom small and large they never know how their words in our classrooms. Here are some of my favorite causes for celebration: and actions may be creating a Celebrate the new student who has taken the step to start a new career. Celebrate your success when that same student clocks out light-bulb moment inspiring a student's pathway to success in for the last time and steps into the industry as a licensed beauty the industry. professional. Celebrate the creativity and connectivity of the beauty and wellness industry by attending hair shows and competitions. Educators' dedication to Find impromptu moments to celebrate. Make up your own "misexcellence in teaching is definitely a reason for beauty and take dance" and perform it every time a mistake is made. Remember, wellness schools to celebrate! mistakes identify what doesn't work and move you one step closer to So, the next time you walk into success! Celebrate a student's first finger cut and let the class know he or she has earned "the mark of a stylist"! Just as a baby learns to your school, remember, this is walk by falling down, students and educators learn through a series not another day at work; today of adjustments. is cause for a celebration! Thank you to all of the educators whose Finally, remember to celebrate your journey as an educator. passion and perseverance turn Who better to celebrate with than like-minded instructors at the out the next generation of beauty CEA Annual Convention? I hope you'll get in the celebration spirit and wellness professionals. and attend at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa, July 25-28 in Collectively, they're people to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Kool and the Gang said it best: "There's a party goin' on right here, celebrate! a celebration to last throughout the years. So bring your good times, and your laughter too. We gonna celebrate your party with you!" See you at CEA 2014! ALBERT EINSTEIN ONCE SAID, "It is a wonderful and transformative moment when that special connection and bond is established between student and educator, laying the groundwork for incredible learning experiences." Opportunities for Celebration Are Everywhere DON YEARWOOD AACS PRESIDENT 10 | BE AU T Y L I NK | CEL *E*BR AT E | 2014 CAROL WOODARD CEA CHAIR

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BeautyLink - Volume 6, Issue 3

Message From the Aacs President & CEA Chair
The Workings of Washington
The Art of the Consult
A Student’s Perspective
Celebrating Our Graduates
Access and Affordability
And Then There’s Compliance
Are You Ready to Thrive?
Navigating the Acquisition Path
Creating a Marketing Mixture
Multicultural Corner
Culture Trumps Strategy
Beauty Changes Lives
Engaged Learning
Superstar Graduate
20 Ways to Celebrate You
Battle of the Strands
Students Leaving the Beauty School “Nest''
Why Every Educator Needs to Be at CEA This Year
Step by Step
Voices From the Classroom
People & Places
Create a Recipe for the Future
New Products & Services
Associate Member Profiles: Furniture Manufacturers
New School Members
Upcoming 2014-15 Events
Index to Advertisers

BeautyLink - Volume 6, Issue 3