Hi! My name is Chelsea, and this is my cancer story…
In June of 2007, I was a happy, healthy kid one week away from the end of my 7th-grade year. For about a month I had been getting frequent headaches and napping regularly. My parents and I assumed I had allergies or, worst case, mono. My mom made me an appointment with my PCP and, just to be safe, the physician’s assistant I saw that day ordered a CT Scan.
Three days later I had the scan, and within 3 hours, I was in the ER at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, getting a whole head and spine MRI. I received the news that I had a golf ball sized “mass” at the base of my brain, and I was having surgery the next day to remove it.
About a week after the surgery, I got the news that I had a Medulla Blastoma, a type of childhood cancer. Over the summer, and well into the winter, I endured radiation treatments, chemotherapy and multiple other forms of therapy too, as the doctor said, “get me back to normal”. I was home-schooled for my 8th-grade year and was only able to go part time to school in 9th grade.
My Junior Year
By my Junior year, I felt like myself again. I had a job, was involved in multiple school activities, and I was looking forward to my college years. At my high school graduation, I celebrated five years cancer free!
I went to college at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and made it through my Freshman and Sophomore years. In August of 2014, one week before returning for my Junior year, I had a yearly MRI and found out that my cancer was back. This time, though, it was at the front of my brain and at the base of my spine.
The doctors said that I could not have either surgery to remove it or radiation because of the size and location of the tumor, so I underwent a year of chemotherapy. The meds got rid of the tumor in my spine and reduced the size of the one in my brain enough for me to receive radiation. I went to the hospital for treatment for 28 days straight, and on October 6, 2015, I had officially won my second
I had to take a break from IUP for two years, but I returned in August of 2016.
Currently, I am having vision issues due to the radiation, but my doctors and I agree that’s a small price to pay as I am still cancer free. I know that the odds of my cancer returning again a pretty high, but I can’t spend time focusing on that. I have one semester of school left, which means I will finally graduate in December of this year. That’s all I can, and want to, think about right now.
Stylists Certification – Two Day training classes
All Two Day Classes Are Personally Taught
Some hairdressers and stylists feel they can offer hair extensions just by watching a video and buying a kit. These videos are not necessarily bad. Some videos do offer a visual refresher on the application, but they lack the knowledge of overall placement. With Extend USA Two Day Stylists Certification you will learn the Art of attaching Hair Extensions. After Two Days Training, you will leave with a sense of accomplishment. You will be able to take your hair extensions training more professionally to your client. You will offer them the proper extension application method that is best for their lifestyle. Our educators work with each stylist in a hands-on environment. Real skills hairdressers need – in real life situations.
Hair Training Classes for Thinning Hair
Our two-day training class teaches you how to safely extend your client’s hair for Thining hair clients. Our system allows you to put in as few as Ten hairs at a time in one extension. The bonding material is naturally derived from tree Bark and is weightless not causing any extra strain on your client’s new hair. We offer a special Thinning Hair certification after you have completed the two training and then pass our Skype online test. All of our educators are working stylists in their own salons. They will share our technique and real life stories about how they deal with their own clients. Classes are small and one on one teaching. You will be assessed after class to let you know how to go back to your salon and start doing extensions. We help you every step of the way.
Stylists Certification – Two Day Hands-on training classes
You will learn how to customize to your client’s hair color, density and hair type. Also, you will learn how to vary the sizes of the extensions to protect your client’s hair from further damage. Most importantly, because we are an owned and operated by hairdressers business, we KNOW how important it is to maintain a close relationship with you after you take our class. We now have pages spotlighting new students work after taking our Two Day Training Class, Hair Extension Class Photographs.
Help with Inventory
Extend USA offers everything from SKYPE refresher courses to help you get the idea of how to order hair, so you don’t have too much or too little. We hold your inventory for you and teach you how to price so that you aren’t spending a fortune on upfront hair purchases. Furthermore, we offer overnight shipping via Fed Ex so you can offer your clients a quick solution to their needs. The truth of the matter is- Extend USA is not successful until YOU are.
Stylists Certification – Two Day training classes
Extend USA offers a personalized 2-day training for you. Whether you have been doing extensions for decades or are learning for the very first time, you will love the individual attention you receive from us! This is not your average extension system or training. Extend USA’s extensions are not just about length. Our extensions are about customizing every extension for each of your client’s needs. Our extensions are gentle enough to be used for your post-chemo clients and also for your clients that have thinning hair.
We still work behind the chair doing hair extension clients. Every time I do a new client I try to do their hair better than the last time. After years of doing extensions, we realized that we could do the top of our client’s hair. This led to the ability to do Chemo Patients. We are constantly striving to come up with new ways of fixing clients hair problems. We pass on this knowledge in our Two Day Training Classes.
What we teach
• Latest hair extensions techniques and removal process.
• The creating highlight, lowlights, length, and adding Volume.
• The Art of a proper consultation to fill in thin hair areas.
• The proper way to select natural hair for extension application.
• The right way to Cut and Style Hair Extensions using a Razor.
• How to introduce Extension service into your salon.
Also Included With Class
• Hair Extension Kit – Ten Pack of Resin, Table, Removing Tool, Silicon Pads,
Color Ring, Mannequin Head, and hair to use during class
• An Extend USA certificate of completion
• Complimentary lunch