Top Hair Loss Expert Dr. Alan J. Bauman a Featured Speaker at Modern Salon’s Inaugural HAIR+ Summit
Dr. Bauman discussed new tools and treatments to help medically manage hair loss and the importance of scalp health in order to achieve optimum hair beauty with over 250 medical and beauty professionals.
October 21, 2016
Boca Raton, Florida – More often than not, it isn’t your doctor or spouse who first spots your hair loss – it’s your hairstylist and ⅓ of stylists say their clients are asking about hair loss more often. It was with this in mind that beauty industry juggernaut Modern Salon decided to host its inaugural HAIR+ Summit last month in Atlanta, GA. The event, which was held October 16-18, is the only event of its kind dedicated to helping salon professionals provide their clients with solutions for thinning hair, hair enhancement and scalp health.
“Early detection and intervention are the keys to effective hair loss treatment, which is why stylists and salons are so important – they’re the first line of defense to help men and women maintain healthy, full hair lines, “ explained Alan J. Bauman, M.D., a board-certified hair restoration physician and featured Hair+ Summit speaker.
Dr. Bauman’s presentation focused on medically managing hair loss as well as the importance of scalp health in order to achieve optimum hair beauty. Dr. Bauman gave an in-depth look into the surgical aspect of trichology, discussing scopes and other tools, laser therapy, PRP platelet rich plasma, and a range of other trichology, dermatology and surgical solutions available to help identify and treat the varied hair loss conditions and stages.
“Hair loss is a problem that is of serious concern to many people and the professional hair community should be on the front lines to help and support their clients,” asserted Hair+ Summit Founder and Modern Salon CEO, Steve Reiss. “The HAIR+ Summit was an important step in that direction. As a leading specialist in hair restoration, we were so pleased that Dr. Alan Bauman was able to share his knowledge with our audience.”
Dr. Bauman was selected to participate in the Hair+ Summit not only for his expertise in treating hair loss, but also for his commitment to educating beauty professionals through his own cutting-edge Certified HairCoach™ program, the first of its kind in the U.S. and designed by a board-certified Hair Restoration Physician. Dr. Bauman’s educational training workshops provide in-depth training for licensed hairstylists, salon professionals, aestheticians and others on how to identify problematic hair and scalp conditions, address each of these different specific situations, collect metrics using specialized diagnostic equipment. The HairCoach™ program facilitates collaboration with medical professionals when needed to recommend additional diagnostics and apply effective solutions, track the progress and make necessary plan adjustments.
“What we are aiming to do through events like the Hair+Summit by Modern Salon and our own Bauman Certified HairCoach™ program is to empower these beauty professionals with accurate and helpful information they can pass along to their clients to help them achieve healthier hair, which in turn can lead to them having happier clients who keep coming back again and again,” asserted Dr. Bauman. “It’s an educated team-approach where stylists, salons, medical spas, doctors and Hair Restoration Physicians collaborate to effectively identify, educate and help those with hair and scalp issues.”
Karen Gordon, CHC of J. Gordon Designs of Chicago, Illinois said, “I enjoyed finally having a complete system to get started in performing comprehensive consultations for my clients who are experiencing hair loss.”
“In 30 plus years of hair replacement and educating other professionals, this [HairCoach™] program has set a new standard for the genesis of our specialty for solutions in hair thinning and hair loss management,” added Jeffrey Paul, CHC– industry leader, educator and owner of Jeffrey Paul Salon in Cleveland, Ohio.
A Certified HairCoach™ offers the following advantages:
- Know how to help men and women suffering from hair thinning and hair loss.
- Provide HairCheck measurements to track the volume and density of the hair, and over time, determine if any problems exist – such as emerging hair loss or hair breakage.
- Incorporate Dr. Bauman’s trusted and proven hair treatment programs that add value by helping clients with their hair loss concerns, increasing bookings and reinforcing client loyalty.
What is HairCheck™?
A key part of the Bauman Certified HairCoach™ program is the ability to offer HairCheck Consultations™ to customers. HairCheck represents a non-invasive way to measure and track the amount and quality of hair growing in a given area of the scalp (called Hair Mass Index, HMI or “HairScore”). The HairCheck™ tool is a highly sensitive, scientific hand-held ‘trichometer,’ which measures hair caliber and hair density together and expresses them as a single number. It can also measure the percentage of hair breakage, which is a common cause of hair loss.
Tracking these numbers can help determine the extent and rate of the client’s hair loss and/or breakage and inform them of any changes over time.
For salon owners, stylists, cosmetologists and other professionals interested in applying for the certification class to become a Certified HairCoach™, visit www.haircoach.net. Since 2011, there are over 140 international Certified HairCoaches who have completed Dr. Bauman’s program. For consumers interested in finding a Bauman Certified HairCoach™ (C.H.C.) near them, visit www.CoachMyHair.com.
About HAIR+ Summit or HairPlusSummit:
The HAIR+ Summit agenda will include content/tracks for both the beginning and advanced stylist. All content will be presented from a salon-specific, hands-on perspective. Some of the topics being addressed include:
- Understanding your hair loss/hair enhancement client
- The science of hair loss
- Salon products, services and solutions: Hair loss and extensions, hair systems
- Hair loss prevention vs. hair loss treatment
- Medical and surgical solutions
- The consultation – working with your clients/identifying the problem
- Supporting your clients who are going through chemotherapy
- Special needs of African-American clients
- Natural solutions
- Hands on breakout sessions/product demonstrations – focus on extensions and hair systems
- Building a business – getting started
- Growing your business – next steps
- Developing business partnerships with hair restoration centers and medical professionals
Check back at Hair+Summit by Modern Salon for updates.
About Dr. Alan J. Bauman:
Alan J. Bauman, M.D. is the founder and chief medical officer of Bauman Medical Hair Transplant and Treatment Center in Boca Raton, FL. At more than 11,000 square feet, his clinic is the world’s largest and most comprehensive stand-alone treatment center dedicated exclusively to scalp health and hair loss. Dr. Bauman has been a full-time hair transplant surgeon since 1997, and has treated over 17,000 patients and performed over 7,000 hair transplant procedures. He has developed his own line of “BaumanMD” haircare products for thinning hair and has a full-time licensed cosmetologist/trichologist on staff at “salonB” located inside his clinic.
Dr. Bauman is one of approximately 100 physicians worldwide to achieve board certification from the esteemed American and International Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS). He is a Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), an accepted member of the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons (IAHRS), recommended by the American Hair Loss Association (AHLA), a member of the Pantene Hair Research Institute and an active lecturer and physician faculty member for numerous medical organizations.
Dr. Bauman received his M.D. degree from New York Medical College and surgical residency training at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.
Dr. Bauman has appeared in print, radio and television as a medical expert and successful early-adopter of the most advanced technologies in the treatment of hair loss. Appearances, interviews and profiles include the Today Show, The Early Show, Good Morning America, Extra, Access Hollywood and Dateline NBC among other TV appearances. Newspaper and Magazine articles and feature stories include The New York Times, Newsweek, Cosmo, Vogue, Allure, O – The Oprah Magazine and Men’s Health among others.