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Shear Haven Domestic Violence Training

Thank you for your interest in the Shear Haven training! To get started, please make sure you click the Login to Enroll to Register for your FREE account and check your email for your certificate from Merits upon completing the short quiz. 

Shear Haven is an initiative of the YWCA Nashville & Middle TN, co-founded by Nashville-based salon owner and stylist Susanne Post. As a survivor of domestic violence, Susanne is committed to educating the beauty industry on the signs of abuse as stylists are in a unique position to recognize the signs and potentially help a client get to safety.

This effort has extended to passing a law in Tennessee to bring the life-saving training to all licensed cosmetologists. The Shear Haven training video equips stylists with:

  • Knowledge and resources to recognize the signs of domestic violence
  • Guidance on how to successfully navigate conversations with clients who may be in danger
  • Tools and resources that can help your client get to safety
What’s Included In The Training?

This training will consist of a free 20 minute training session followed by a short three question quiz. After completion, you will receive a personalized certificate of achievement from Merits. Please keep the certificate for your permanent records.

Help Us Spread Awareness!

We encourage you to share your certificate on Instagram! Please tag: @shearhavenywca@ywcanashville and @susannespost, to help spread awareness.

Make a Donation

Donations to this program help us extend our reach and improve our training so more beauty industry professionals can learn the signs of domestic violence, how to help refer victims to resources, and ultimately, save lives. Click here to make a donation gift to Shear Haven.

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Clayron Eaddy
Posted 5 hours ago
Being clean and healthy

I liked it all

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Martina Willie
Posted 6 hours ago

On point info Easy to understand Enjoyed very much

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Piper Dean
Posted 7 hours ago
good info

helpful training for beauty industry

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Margie Bray
Posted 7 hours ago
How to identify a problem before it persists.

The information was very valuable and useful.

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Cecilia Martinez
Posted 10 hours ago
Domestic Violence is more common than we think

This is such an important topic.

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Jonathan Thornton
Posted 12 hours ago

Great information!

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brandi fletcher
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Tri Nguyendt
Posted 14 hours ago
Too long

Could have been shorter, get to point. Need other language options.

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Merle McDonald
Posted 14 hours ago


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Renee Micuda
Posted 1 day ago

easy to understand

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