CUT IT OUT: Salons Against Domestic Abuse

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What is CUT IT OUT®: Salons Against Domestic Abuse?

CUT IT OUT®  is a national training that instructs salon professionals to recognize warning signs of domestic abuse and safely refer clients to local resources.  It was originally created by The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham and the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a statewide program. In March 2003, the National Cosmetology Association took the CUT IT OUT® program nationwide, training hundreds of salon professionals since. Today, CUT IT OUT® is a program of the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) Foundation.  

In July of 2017, Compass Center for Women and Families began providing free CUT IT OUT®: Salons Against Domestic Abuse trainings across Orange County, North Carolina.  Salon professionals who participate in the training will earn one hour of continuing education credit towards their North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts license and a certificate of completion.  Participating salons will also receive awareness posters and wallet cards with Compass Center’s 24-hour crisis hotline number to display in their bathrooms.   

Who is eligible?

Compass Center is providing free CUT IT OUT® trainings to hair salons in Orange County, North Carolina.  All salon staff are welcome to participate. Those with licenses of cosmetic arts may receive continuing education credits.

How does a training work?

Give us a call at 919-968-4610 to arrange a training.  Compass Center will visit your salon and provide:

  • 1-hour presentation that includes time for Q&A 
  • 1-hour of continuing education credit for salon professionals in attendance
  • Certificate of Participation for all staff
  • Free refreshments
  • Acknowledge your salon’s participation on social media
  • A poster with the Compass Center’s hotline
  • Wallet/safety cards with Compass Center’s hotline

What will I learn?

Topics include:

  • National and local statistics about the prevalence of domestic violence
  • Forms of domestic abuse: verbal, emotional, economic, and physical
  • Signs that someone is being abused
  • Reasons why victims stay
  • Words and actions to take to help a client who is being abused

Gallery of a few participating salons

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