Friday, January 3, 2014

Claudia Tapp, Owner and Mentor of Claude Thomas Salon & Spa, Credentials and Certification

Claudia Tapp..AKA “CJ”..AKA “CP”..
AKA “Madame Claude”
Lists of Credentials and Certifications
My start in this amazing journey is Beauty school….. John and Lewis 1975
Started working in Sir Williams Hair Salon 5 months before graduating cosmetology school 1975
Advance courses at Pivot point (Leo Passage founder and creative genius) 1975 – 1976  all courses certified
·         3 day work shop on advanced creative hair dressing
·         5 day workshop  on advanced hair cutting and design
·         3 day work shop and hair coloring theory
·         2 day work shop on color correction and designer color techniques 
·         2 day workshop in dimensional hair coloring techniques
·         2 day workshop on high styling and updo
·         2 day workshop on clipper cuts and razor cuts
Advanced coarse at Vidal Sasson  (literally SHEAR genius) 1976-1979 all certified courses
·         3 day work shop on advanced Sassoon’s precision cutting techniques
·         1 day coarse on cutting theory and artistry taught by 
       Vidal himself  $$
·         5 day training for platform work and photo layouts under Sassoon
·         3 month training coarse for educator in Sasson products and sasson cutting theory
***Vidal asked me to join his team as a platform artist and what an opportunity that was  The chance of a lifetime . I attended the inter-Continental Coiffure Convention  in London  and Paris within the same year of 1979 through 1982
I was for over a year and half one of his platform artists and educator
Todays Hair from 1978 – 1982
Paul Glick,  a former hairstylist and owner for 16 years of the Paul Glick and Associates salon on North Michigan Avenue, was a world-famous style-setter, whose clients included movie stars, politicians, rock stars, TV personalities and the who's who of the city. certification
§  2 day seminar and hands on work shop for hair design and styling
§  2 day seminar  for hair cutistry
§  2 day work shop for color and highlight techniques
§  Assisted as his personal assistant for one week…. amazing how much I learned from that
 John Dellaria (celebrity stylist of the time) advanced training school in Boston location 1982 certified course
§  5 day work shop on the John Dellaria’s technique of hair design and hair cutistry.
Claude Perdot Triangles Salons ..one of the top designers in Canada …location  British Columbia Vancouver  1983 certified coarse
§  4 day work seminar on hair cutting, hair design, and hair coloring techniques and theory
Zotos Corp Daren CT workshop all perms Re-texturing techniques and re-texturing theory  certification
·         3 day work shop all all techniques, pattering and theory

John Laurence Salon 1982-1989

Pivot point advanced training center certification
3  day coarse on braiding and hair weaves
Paul Glicks again certification
·         3 day Advanced hair cutting theory and color
            Wella Academy  Locations Chicago, and  New York  certification
·         6 month training for becoming a Wella educator on color and cutistry
·         3 month apprenticeship on platform artist for Wella
·         Platform artist and educator for about 2 years 1986 -1988

Zoto Corp.New therories of Re-tuxturizing concepts certification

  •       2 day theory conception on editorial and practical re-texturing and/or perms


            Jon Mario Salon from 1989-1994
            Pivot point advanced training center Chicago certified coarse in All method of hair extension…certification
·         5 day coarse in all aspects of hair extensions and hair weaves
·         1 day course on hair braiding
·         Certification in Cinderella hair extensions
·         Certification in Monkey barz hair extensions
          Paul Mitchell advance learning Miami, Chicago…certification
·         5-Day Cutting Foundations and Accelerated Cutting Evolution
·         3-Day Accelerated Cut and Color Evolution color theory
·         5 day coarse on platform and photo shoot layouts
          Redken advance classes  New York, Chicago and San Francisco..Certification
·         3 day workshop on advanced color theory and hair design
·         4 month certification coarse for educator for Redken
·         Platform artist  and educator for  Redken for 2.5 years 1991-1994
Wayne Grund  see referenace http://youtu.be/gb4HPW3vlMw  http://youtu.be/7yrJStK5dVY workshop on product and techniques in hair styling and hair design  certification
·         2 day coarse on hair design, coloring and products

Grand Opening of my first salon September 1995 Claude Thomas Salon and Spa 2300 sq ft.
Great lengths  Chicago location.. certification
·         3 days certification coarse
·         2 month certification course for educator, platform and photo layouts.
Invisible hair extensions Ventura Ca owner and inventor of this system Dawn Harrison ..certification
·         5 day certification on Invisible hair extensions and hair replacement for Trichotillomania and hair loss and thinning
·         3 day Master seminar in hair replacement
·         5 day training for educator and platform artist
Dome  hair extensions London England certification
·         2 day work shop for all methods of their hair extensions
Salon management and marketing Lake Geneva Il certification
·         3 day conference on salon and spa management and marketing
Hair locs Burbank Ca and Chicago certification
·         4 day workshop and certification on all methods of hair extensions under their company and the Newest system of hair locking
·         3 day advance coarse for certification on becoming an educator for hair Locs
Yuko Thermal Reconditioning or Japanese hair straightening Los Angeles Ca certification
·         5 day coarse for certification and educator
Pivot point advance training for all methods of hair extensions and hair weaves certification
·         3 day seminar refresher certification
TMA Medical hair replacement Chicago and Ft Lauderdale FL and certification
·         2 day Workshop and seminar on Medical hair loss and working with medical professional
I straight Niles Il thermal reconditioning workshop certification
·         2 day advanced thermal reconditioning and re-texturing 
Permanent Choices San Leandro, CA Permanent Makeup certification
·         5 day classes for certification in Permanent Makeup
          John Hashey’s Advanced School of Permanent Cosmetics certification
·         3 day seminar and workshop on advanced permanent makeup and coil machine for lips, eyeliner and eyebrows
TSA New jersey seminar and business blueprint and marketing seminar/conference accredited
·         3 day conference on business plan, and marketing, customere service and client retension
Onrite Ft Lauderdale FL hair replacement and Hair extensions Conference and seminar Boca Rattan Fl  certification
·         3 day classes on hair replacement and hair extension (all methods)


Renee of Paris and Noriko wig manufacturer workshop certification

·         2 day work shop on wig  construction and base construction , wig alterations, wig fitting and cutting in 


 SPCP Convention (Society for permanent Cosmetics) New Orleans  certification

·         3 day convention and hands on work shop in Permanent makeup


2004 to present .......
New Location of  Claude Thomas Salon 
and Spa   over 3000 ft. 

Global Keratin workshop for Keratin treatments in salon training certification
·         2 day workshop on keratin treatments and product knowledge
         I straight  Chicago  workshop in salon workshop certification
·         1 day in salon training on new formulations in thermal Reconditioning
       Onrite Gemtress Ultratress conference in Bocca Ratton  FL workshops certification
·         3 day conference and workshop classes on synthetic wigs, human hair wigs, hair extensions, crown hair extensions and hair replacement
    SoCap  Chicago  hair extension workshop certification
·         1 day workshop on their hair extensions
     Hot Heads  Chicago hair extension workshop  certification
·         1 day work shop on their seamless and strand by strand hair extensions certification
     Thicken it  Chicago  hair extension work shop certification
·         2 day work shop on seamless hair extensions and crown hair extensions
    Robert  Cromeans Seriously industry outlook  completed coarse and certified
·         Salon and spa business building foundations and formulas and business planning.


Hair Dreams Hair extensions and crown hair extensions, crown pieces Torrance CA certification
·         3 day workshop on hair extensions and crown hair extensions
    Haronix permanent makeup  Ft Laurdale FL work shop on Permanent makeup and  skin rejuvenation
·         2 day hands on techniques in Permanent Makeup
    Taiwan Vern 3 dimensional power cutting Boca Rattan FL certification
·         4 days of revolutionary new concepts in hair cutting
  Salon marketing Tool kit business systems and marketing Convention Columbus Ohio certification

·         3 day seninar on business foundations and marketing

This is just a list of coarses that I have certification and accreditation in. This excludes Hair Shows and a lot of seminars that do not have required certification for. The list of these amount over a 100 or so That I have attended
All these certification I signed up for and was paid by me, Not one of the salons I worked for ever paid for these classes and certification. I  am the one that takes full credit for all of my achievements and initiative to advance and further my expertise in my field. 

Certified in Vern shear Taiwanese hair cutting ...5 day class 
 and more will update later


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