Welcome to the Texas Association of Hair Removal Specialists (TAHRS) Web Site.
We have created this website for the purpose of educating the public about permanent hair removal through electrolysis and laser and to keep our membership informed of our activities. We hope that you will find the site user-friendly and informative.
The TAHRS was formed in 1970 for the purpose of promoting education and information among all practicing electrologists and laser professionals. It has evolved into a very professional organization where its members enjoy a yearly convention with renowned speakers from the fields of electrolysis, laser, medicine, and business. We require our members to abide by our safety and sterilization standards and encourage them to obtain national certification, participate in our Continuing Education programs and to share their experience with other members.
To: Texas Association of Hair Removal Specialists (TAHRS) From: Pat Bielecki, President Re: State conference/convention I hope that each of you are enjoying a prosperous year with your businesses and that you and your families are happy and in good health.
The TAHRS board members have been planning our convention and working on the agenda and speaker line-up, however it is with sadness and frustration that we have come to the decision to postpone the meeting to another time. I am sure each of you has faced unscheduled and unwelcome events in your lives and will understand when there are just not enough hours in the day to give each event the necessary time and must then prioritize those that need your time the most. Collectively each of our board members have come to this situation and must therefore choose another event to devote our efforts to.
We will soon be planning an open board meeting which is not new as all members are and always have been welcome to attend a TAHRS board meeting. At this time I am sure you are all aware of the age of the internet and the availability of information and education as well. If the organization of TAHRS is to succeed and continue to offer quality meetings, the input and efforts and determination of every member is essential. I believe TAHRS has a viable reason to continue meeting and presenting essential guidelines and continuing education to those in the permanent hair removal industry. I ask that you seriously consider volunteering just a small amount of your time and effort to help us make this happen.
You will be notified of the date and place for the board meeting. I hope as a member you will make every attempt to attend. Thank you for understanding and supporting the TAHRS board. Please feel free to contact me via email with your comments, concerns, suggestions and feelings. Sincerely, Pat Bielecki, President
Ifyou are seeking hair removal services:
We encourage you to locate one of our members (see Membership Information section) to ensure that you are receiving the most qualified electrologist/laser professional in your area. Our members sign a pledge to uphold our organization standards (see Membership Standards section) so that you may be comfortable with standardized safety and sterilization practices. We have incorporated a brief explanation of what electrolysis and is and how it works to permanently remove unwanted superfluous hair as well as laser and how it works to permanently reduce unwanted superfluous hair (FAQs). When you visit one of our member electrologists/laser professional she or he will take a medical history and explain the various options open to you, the possible causes or the hair growth, the approximate time involved to obtain permanency and the cost involved. Most electrologists/laser professionals offer consultations at no cost. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have regarding pre-treatment and post-treatment care, sterilization methods used, training and credentials. You should feel comfortable and confident that your chosen electrologist/laser professional is very well qualified and dedicated to helping you obtain permanent hair removal in the safest and most efficient manner.
If you are a Hair Removal Specilist:
The conventions are a much anticipated part of belonging to TAHRS. We produce and publish quarterly News Bulletins with updated information from the electrolysis and laser field, medical information, business-related news and membership changes. Our members are able to exchange ideas with electrologists/laser professionals from other cities and build life-long friendships among other colleagues. Another great advantage to belonging to the TAHRS is that our Board of Directors are always available to answer questions and help you grow your practice. We believe in electrolysis and laser and want you to succeed. If you haven't become a member, or you want more information about us before joining, please feel free to call our Membership Chair, Nedra Lockhart or Pat Biecki, our 2007-2012 President.