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Last updated: November 04, 2020

BARBICIDE® & Nashville NonProfit Team Up To Cut Out Domestic Violence

Training Launches During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Beauty Pros Against Domestic Violence: How To Get Trained & Certified Online

BARBICIDE® takes its commitment to safety and education seriously. The global pandemic of COVID-19 has exposed the hidden pandemic of domestic violence, and beauty pros are in a unique position to combat both of these public health emergencies. That’s why BARBICIDE® is partnering with a Tennessee-based nonprofit in an effort to bring domestic violence education to the worldwide beauty industry. 


“Domestic violence victims have been trapped with partners whose controlling, abusive, and often violent behavior has been hidden during these many months of quarantine. A trip to the salon might be the first opportunity for victims to share in a confidential conversation what’s been happening in the home,” shared BARBICIDE® Director of Education Leslie Roste, RN, BSN.


Keep reading to learn more about this progam and how to get involved!


Shear Haven Domestic Violence Training

YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee has worked in the domestic violence arena for four decades and operates the largest emergency domestic violence shelter in Tennessee. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping women, girls and families build safer, more self-sufficient lives. A few years ago, YWCA created the Shear Haven Domestic Violence Training program with volunteer Susanne Post to educate the local beauty community on domestic abuse.


Susanne is a survivor of domestic violence and a licensed cosmetologist and salon owner in Nashville, Tenn. She knows firsthand that stylists are in a unique position to recognize signs of abuse, respond to clients and coworkers in need, and refer them to available resources. Now, Susanne and YWCA educators have trained more than 100 beauty professionals with in-person sessions at area salons. 


Watch The Video Below To Learn More

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Training & Certification Is Available Online

Due to COVID-19 safety measures, stylists can now be trained and certified for Shear Haven online with a video created by Susanne and the YWCA that teaches stylists about the hidden pandemic of domestic violence, warning signs and how to respond. Following a Facebook Live interview between BARBICIDE®’s Leslie Roste and Susanne in the early days of the pandemic, BARBICIDE® offered to host this training on its website as a public service to reach a much broader audience than Nashville.


BARBICIDE® offers the Shear Haven Domestic Violence training on their website, along with many other different educational resources outside the norm of their standard disinfection and infection control curriculum. The program features a 20-minute video followed by a short post-training quiz and certificate.


The Training Video Equips Stylists With: 


  • Knowledge and resources to recognize the signs of domestic violence


  • Helps to successfully navigate conversations with clients who may be in danger


  • Provides tools and resources that can help your client get to safety


Click Here & Get Certified In Shear Haven Domestic Violence Training.

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