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Your new quarterly magazine,
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, is a platorm to stay connected to our providers o products, newprograms, and new business ideas along with current industry news.
New members have been added to the board o directors. They bringnew ideas and new avenues to express these ideas. Although alreadyworking, the new board members will be ocially introduced at the 2012AHLC Conerence.
Improved and interactive website with more extensive inormation, newmethods, and educational advice will soon be launched. Online marketingopportunities or individuals, manuacturers, and vendors will be includedwith membership.
The AHLC hosts an unbiased, in-depth, inormative, “Outside the Box,”annual conerence which oers the unique opportunity to interact witha variety o vendors, educators, and manuacturers, all under one roo.This is the only opportunity o it’s kind in the industry.
Your AHLC membership is your connection to the industry and a support
system like none other. Tese are just a portion o the changes ahead.
Participate with us and grow the hair loss industry or your business
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ON THE COVER:
24 Friends o the Bald Woman12 An In-Depth Interview with Andy Wright
7 Not All Solutions are Created Equal8 The Future o Hair Loss9 Hands-On with the NeoGrat
20 AHLC Board Meeting20 The New Benets o Membership21 Master’s Certication Highlights27 Servicing the Ethnic Client28 Meet the BVZ30 Covering Young Heads to Heal Young Hearts32 The Best Kept Secret
Tricks of the Trade:
34 Hair Types37 Back to Basics
In Every Issue:
4 Message rom the President7 New and Renewed Member Listings10 Industry Events23 AHLC Member Spotlight: Tom and Darlene Usadel31 A Client Speaks Out38 New Products38 AHLC Academy
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isthe ocial, quarterly publication o the American Hair LossCouncil. For inormation on advertising or contributing tocontent, please contact us:
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Dr. Alan Bauman
, ounder o Bauman Medical Group, BocaRaton, FL
, Former Vice President and Consultant to BVZ,Albstadt-Lauen, Germany
, Founder and Director, Friends o the BaldWoman, Richland, WA
, Raleigh Hair Concepts, Raleigh, NC
, Director o Medical Services, HRI o Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA
, Owner, Toni Love's Training Center LLC, Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Jason Lukasewicz
, Medical Director, HRI o Pennsylvania,Pittsburgh, PA
, Executive Director o the TrichotillomaniaLearning Center (TLC), Santa Cruz, CA
, Classic Designs, Hattiesburg, MS
, Founder/CEO, Children With Hairloss,South Rockwood, MI
AHLC Board o Directors:
, Vice President
, Executive Director
Betty Ann Bugden
, Treasurer/Membership Director
, Board Member-Elect
, Board Member-ElectThe opinions expressed in
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are those o the authors and do notnecessarily reect the views o the American Hair Loss Council.The advertisements in
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