Farouk Systems Offers Assistance to Form the First Cosmetology and Barber Association in Texas

Farouk Systems Offers Assistance to Form the First Cosmetology and Barber Association in Texas

Dr. Farouk Shami addressing ABBA

Dr. Farouk Shami and Farouk Systems, Inc. recently hosted a meeting with the founder of the National Licensing Association along with leaders in the beauty industry, top cosmetology schools and lobbyists.

The goal was to form the first association dedicated to the beauty industries in Texas. Spear-headed by Dr. Shami, this initial meeting helped to set forth the first steps needed to create ABBA of Texas (Allied Beauty and Barber Association). Those in attendance voted on the name, logo and setting up a temporary board of directors. They also formed committes and levels of membership.

The levels of membership will include: cosmetologists, estheticians, barbers, Cosmetology Schools and Industry Corporations.

According to Dixie Russell, CHI Schools Director, “Due to the beauty and barbering industry being hit to deregulate and lower education for upcoming stylist and barbers, we felt the need to be heard and bring a louder voice to Texas Legistration and Capital Hill. Uniting Cosmetologists, Barbers and our Texas Cosmetology & Barber Schools, we feel that our voice would be better communicated to those that truly have no idea the science and education behind our beloved field.”


  • Educate and mobilize the industry on legislative matters
  • Provide continuing education
  • Become the eyes and ears of the industry for national, state, and local issues
  • Increase awareness, profile and status of industry
  • Preserve and advance the integrity of the cosmetology industry through education, public awareness and to protect it from unwarranted legislative action with a practical and common sense approach

AABA of Texas Board Members:

President – Sharon Gamblin
Secretary – Dixie Russell
Director 1 – Carolyn Howard, HTS
Director 2 – Stephen Holt
Director 3 – Sharla Wooten
Director 4 – Rebecca Holland

To date, several committes have been established such as the Executive Committee, Planning Committee, Membership Committee, Communications Committee and Committee Support.

ABBA’s next meeting will be held for Board of Directors and Committee members on Feb. 9th and 10th in Austin, Texas to further solidify the association’s affairs, by-laws and updates.

Farouk Systems Helps Porter High School Students Recover from Recent Fire

Farouk Systems Helps Porter High School Students Recover from Recent Fire

Houston, TX – Farouk Systems recently hosted cosmetology students from Porter High School a CHI Partner Cosmetology School after a devasting fire on August 3, 2018. The fire destroyed the cosmetology department of the school and most of the student’s equipment. On September 7, Dr. Farouk Shami invited the students to the company’s headquarters for a tour of both facilities and to gift each student with brand new CHI styling tools. The students also enjoyed refreshments and one-on-one with Dr Shami.

In order for the students to resume their cosmetology training, New Chaney High School another CHI Partner School will open their doors to these students until the Porter High School Cosmetology Department can reopen. After Hurricane Harvey, Farouk Systems invited Lone Star Kingwood Cosmetology Program to utilize their academy until their schools can re-open. To date, students are still using the CHI Academy for their cosmetology studies.

“It is always a pleasure to speak with students who will be the future of our industry, “says Dr. Shami. “Their excitement and eagerness to learn is a tribute to the teaching staff and how the beauty industry has evolved. We are no longer just an occupation, we have become a family filled with talent and creativity that help to make people feel good about themselves.”

According to President of Innovations, Lisa Marie Garcia, “With over 500 CHI partner Schools, we are devoted to helping in time of need. Our CHI Cosmetology Students are a priority for us and helping them to continue their education is vital to the future of our industry.”

To learn more about CHI Partner Schools go to: https://chi.com/chi-schools/

About Farouk Systems:

Farouk Systems, Inc. is a Houston based company of hairdressers for hairdressers. They manufacture high quality professional hair care products, including industry-leading brands CHI® and BioSilk®. Farouk Systems was founded in 1986 by Dr. Farouk Shami, a hairdresser whose mission is to provide the professional beauty industry with the most advanced American technology based upon “Education, Environment and Ethics”. Farouk Systems distributes its products throughout the United States and to over 144 countries worldwide. Please visit our website at www.farouk.com and like us on facebook.com/farouksystems.

CHI Cosmetology Students Win Travel to Vegas, Mentorship and a Week of Beauty

CHI Cosmetology Students Win Travel to Vegas, Mentorship and a Week of Beauty

Holly Jackson, Natasha Rogers, Shakira White,and Rocky Vitelli at NAHA

Farouk Systems, Inc. was a Beacon Program Top Sponsor at this year’s Professional Beauty Association (PBA) Beacon 2018. With over 500 CHI Member Schools across the country, it is the company’s mission to actively support this event and future cosmetologists. This year’s Beacon 2018 and NAHA (North American Hairstyling Awards) was held July 28-30th at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Beacon is designed to help students prepare for a future in cosmetology after they graduate through a national student competition where top entrants win industry-wide recognition and are invited to attend the Beacon event. During each Beacon program, 100 winners and 200 honorable mentions are chosen to attend this specialized business-based, educational student conference.

Global Artist and International Educator for Farouk Systems, Inc., Rocky Vitelli held classes to help select CHI students to enter the NAHA student category 2018.  The training included editorial styling, hair cutting and coloring, as well as how to select models and how to conduct a photo shoot. This provided each student with the tools and skills needed to compete on a global stage. Farouk Systems helped to off-set their travel expenses so each student could compete for the title. As a result, three cosmetology students from the CHI Member Schools (Shakira White and Holly Jackson from Hill College and Natasha Rogers from Lone Star) won a photo shoot, entrance fees, and the trip to walk the red carpet at the NAHA awards with their coach/ mentor Rocky Vitelli.

During the actual Beacon Event, Rocky Vitelli presented an editorial photo shoot seminar sharing with students how to prep models and create a winning look. Rocky was also the main speaker along with Geno Stampora on Saturday night. Farouk Systems, Inc. also sponsored the BEACON BASH where Shakira White and Holly Jackson from Hill College and Natasha Rogers from Lone Star won the rights to attend.

According to Dr. Farouk Shami, Founder and Chairman of Farouk Systems, Inc., “It has been our goal to secure the future of our industry by providing not only superior education but opportunities to help our future stylists achieve their dreams. We are honored to be a Beacon Program Top Sponsor and support the Professional Beauty Association. They have both strived to provide our industry with the tools and education needed in order for us all to become an industry united.”

For additional information about the Beacon program go to: https://probeauty.org/beacon/enter/

To learn more about CHI Partner Schools go to: https://chi.com/chi-schools/