Is becoming a Trichology practitioner the right career path for you?
As beauty professionals, we’re always on a lookout for new techniques and innovations in the world of hair and scalp. Especially when our desire for professional development is fueled by our clients’ desperate need for help.
In recent years clients have shown an increasing desire to manage or treat thinning hair and alopecia. According to Modern Salon Research 70% of the beauty professionals surveyed, between 1% and 40% of their clients are presenting with thinning hair or balding.
It’s no wonder that research shows that 90% of hairstylists and barbers believe that trichology is extremely important to the growth and sustainability of their beauty businesses.
If you’re interested in learning more about the hair loss industry, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s begin with some basics: what would be your task as a hair loss specialist and how you could become one.
What is the role of a Trichology practitioner?
A Trichologist is a specialist in hair and scalp health. As hair stylists we focus on how the client’s hair looks, but as Trichologists we look deeper than appearances
We want to know what’s hiding underneath the surface – what is the real reason why a client’s hair is falling out or their scalp is flaking.
We look for clues and underlying causes, so that we can treat our clients holistically.
Then we help them restore their hair health and wellness.
How you can become a certified hair loss practitioner
To become a Trichologist, you first need to become a licensed Cosmetologist or Barber. This is a prerequisite to sign up for the Trichology Certification program with us at the AAHSD. Once you complete the program and receive your Certification, you’ll be able to start a hair loss practice or expand your existing one.
More information about the Certification process you’ll find below.
Our students regularly achieve great successes in their hair loss practices: on average, Trichologists certified through the AAHSD increase their annual income by $118,368.
They manage to do this without overworking themselves – the increase comes from only three hair loss consultations per week. Practically, you would enhance the services you offer to your client base without having to market extensively or work long hours behind the chair.
Business success comes as a sweet bonus to the realization that you’ll be helping your clients deal with one of their biggest issues, at least when it comes to their hair health and wellness. After years of desperation, temporary results and repeated disappointments, your expertise will help them restore their confidence and enjoy looking at themselves in a mirror.
Skills you need to become a Certified Trichologist
Most hair loss solutions today are based on quick fixes and cover-ups. That’s not what we at the AAHSD are about.
As a Certified Trichologist you will use all of your knowledge and your extensive skills to discover the underlying cause responsible for hair thinning and/or hair loss, flaky scalp, damaged follicles, etc. You’ll treat your clients holistically, as a whole, and this requires a complex skillset. You’ll need to learn to:
- conduct in-depth consultations to reveal important information that could lead you to the real culprit behind you client’s issues;
- recommend medical tests and interpret results;
- recommend and perform effective hair loss treatments;
- design at-home care regimens;
- motivate your clients to take control over their scalp health.
Services We Offer
Our services include several programs designed to meet you wherever you’re at in your trichology journey. All of the courses below revolve around the same common goals:
Empower yourself with an innovative
online curriculum that provides you
with higher learning for career advancement
and competitive edge.
To create a generation of
trichology experts fully equipped
to fight hair loss,
and eradicate it for good.
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The Trichology Certification course
This is our main program that will turn you into a hair loss expert, ready to help your clients fight hair loss and restore their scalp health. The course has these prerequisites:
- You need to be a licensed Cosmetologist or Barber;
- You’ll need to complete our 3-day introductory course to trichology (iD Hair Loss BTC) to confirm that your science knowledge is sufficient to follow the curriculum with no holdups.
- Admissions interview
- Personal statement
In this 18-month course top hair loss experts will be teaching you innovative techniques you can apply to your clients right away. The program encourages students to connect, exchange best practices and serve as a support group when you encounter any real life dilemmas.
As a result of graduating from this program, you will do the following:
- Transition into the role of a Trichologist with ease,
- Prevent & treat hair loss,
- Increase your earning potential,
- Increase your influence & impact lives,
- Learn from top hair loss educators and adopt innovative techniques that are constantly being updated,
- Connect with your peers from around the world,
- Benefit from a support group you can rely on whenever you have a burning question,
- Open and operate a hair loss practice, and much more.
Apply now to advance in the field of trichology with the system designed for easy interpretation and implementation.
iD Hair Loss BTC
This is an intensive, 3-day course that serves as an introduction to trichology. It is designed for licensed beauty professionals who are interested in learning more about alopecia and other scalp maladies.
This program will turn you into a ‘First responder’ to hair loss: you’ll be able to analyze your clients’ scalp by using a microscope, provide them with knowledgeable advice and even conduct certain therapies that can promote hair growth. If you’re interested in getting Certified, this course will ensure that you have a good foundation so that you can follow along the challenging curriculum.
The 90-Day FastTrack To Trichology
This intensive online training is intended for Certified Trichologists who are looking for a career boost. If you’ve received your Certification in hair loss but are struggling to achieve business results you were hoping for, this program will show you our proprietary strategies that will help you boost your career to a new level.
At the end of the program you’ll become a Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) of Trichology with the American Academy of Hair and Scalp Diseases (AAHSD) and American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).
The Trichology Business Course (Tricho-Nomics)
This 6-month long coaching program will turn your business into a successful, profitable venture so that you can achieve your greatest potential. You’ll get to re-design your business’s infrastructure that will launch your beauty practice into the stratosphere.
In this program you’ll learn how to market your services to your ideal customer, optimize marketing to save costs while emphasizing your strengths, and avoid common pitfalls that are costing many businesses both time and money.
Prerequisite: complete AAHSD 18 month course or 90 Day Fast Track to Trichology
Who we are
Advance your career or pursue academic passions at The American Academy of Hair and Scalp Diseases, where you can engage in a powerful curriculum of trichology courses held conveniently online.
The AAHSD is an accredited academy through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. This thorough certification program has been vetted by a reputable organization who is dedicated to promoting an enhanced professional image and prestige among practitioners of traditional and non-traditional therapies and modalities.
When you become a Certified Trichologist through the AAHSD, you’ll advance with the title of “Holistic Health Practitioner of Trichology” and become a member of an association that will provide you with endless support.