Students from the three Illinois locations of Pennsylvania-based Empire Beauty Schools gathered at the flagship school in Lisle, Illinois, for a day of training in combating domestic abuse. Empire has partnered with National Cosmetology Association’s Cut it Out program to teach salon professionals to recognize the signs of abuse.
Empire Education Group CEO Frank Schoeneman welcomes Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to the Empire/NCA Cut it Out training. At far right is Jeri Linus, director of NCA Cares.
Empire includes this training as part of its curriculum and each school adopts a shelter in its community as part of the Empire Gives Back program.
Illinois Attorney General Madigan, an advocate for domestic abuse victims, said, “I am pleased to contribute to this important partnership between Cut it Out and Empire Beauty Schools. The cosmetology community is in a unique position to help women find the resources they need when this crime impacts them. The training will ensure that these stylists can assist victims for years to come.”
For more information on Empire Beauty Schools ,and the Empire Gives Back program, or NCA’s Cut it Out, visit empire.edu, empiregivesback.com and ncacares.org.