Brillare Hairdressing Academy Holds "Cut It Out" Domestic Violence Awareness Training for Students

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Students from both Brillare Hairdressing Academy locations in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona will participate in a national domestic abuse awareness program called “Cut It Out”, which is part of the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and the Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund.

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“At Brillare, we go beyond what's required in cosmetology school - we want our students to be well-rounded, to experience community involvement and have the life skills to be successful,” said Christa Jones, CEO, Brillare Hairdressing Academy

Students at Brillare Hairdressing Academy will soon have a new perspective on domestic violence awareness and a new certificate to add to their cosmetology education.

Students from both Brillare Hairdressing Academy locations, in Scottsdale and Phoenix, will participate in a national program called “Cut It Out”, which is part of the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and the Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund. The program is dedicated to providing resources such as free educational materials and client safety resource cards about domestic violence and using the power of the beauty industry to raise awareness and help stop abuse.

A representative of Chrysalis, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting victims of domestic violence, will be presenting a training course on how to recognize the signs of abuse and how to refer a client to local resources if they suspect he or she is a victim.

“At Brillare, we go beyond what is required in cosmetology school - we want our students to be well-rounded, to experience community involvement and have the life skills to be successful,” said Christa Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Brillare Hairdressing Academy. “We believe this is a valuable educational opportunity for our students.”

“We are pleased to help teach Brillare students to become potential lifelines for victims of domestic abuse who may pass through their styling stations,” said Angie Swart, Chief Program Officer of Chrysalis. “Through the Cut It Out program, we are able to reach hundreds of stylists throughout the Valley with this free educational program.”

The training will be held today at Brillare’s Phoenix-Ahwatukee campus, located at 15210 S. 50th Street, Suite 150. Each student will receive a certificate upon completion of the session.

“Participation in Cut It Out is very easy for salons, spas, and schools. Simply displaying the resource materials can be a lifeline to those who are suffering from domestic violence,” said Brad Masterson of the Professional Beauty Association. “We are grateful to Brillare and Chrysalis for continuing to raise awareness about domestic violence and the Cut It Out program.”

About Cut it Out:
Cut it Out is a program of the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and the Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund dedicated to mobilizing salon professionals and others to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in communities across the United States. Cut It Out builds awareness of domestic abuse and trains salon professionals to recognize warning signs and safely refer clients to local resources. Since the national launch in 2003, more than 400,000 posters for salon restrooms and nearly 3 million safety cards have been distributed to salons throughout the country. The materials all refer victims to the National Domestic Violence Hotline number for help, who, in turn, refer victims to local resources. Services and materials are available in both English and Spanish, and are provided at no cost to participating salons and cosmetology schools. For more information on the Cut It Out program, visit http://www.probeauty.org/cutitout.

About Chrysalis:
For more than 30 years, Chrysalis has been serving the needs of women, children, and men throughout the Valley who are trying to break the cycle of violence and abuse. The non-profit organization helps more than 1,400 individuals each year with resources and support programs. More information is available at http://www.noabuse.org.

About Brillare Hairdressing Academy:
Brillare Hairdressing Academy is the only cosmetology academy in Arizona to be recognized as a Sassoon Academy | School Connection, Wella Signature School and Nuts and Bolts business training member school. Brillare (pronounced Bree-lahr’-ey) means “to shine” in Italian. Brillare is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS). All client services are performed by students under the supervision of licensed instructors. Brillare Hairdressing Academy is located in Scottsdale at 15147 N Scottsdale Road, Suite H-300, phone: 480.994.4222, and in Phoenix at 15210 S. 50th Street, Suite 150, phone: 480.940.5300. For more information about programs, services offered and disclosures, visit http://www.brillareacademy.com.

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