Claudia Tapp.. AKA “CJ”..AKA “CP”
AKA “Madame Claude”

Lists of Credentials and Certifications

My start in this amazing journey is Beauty school, John and Lewis 1975

  • Started working in Sir Williams Hair Salon 5 months before graduating cosmetology school 1975
  • Advance courses at Pivot point (Leo Passage founder and creative genius) 1975 – 1976 all courses certified
    • 3 day work shop on advanced creative hair dressing
    • 5 day workshop on advanced hair cutting and design
    • 3 day work shop and hair coloring theory
    • 2 day work shop on color correction and designer color techniques
    • 2 day workshop in dimensional hair coloring techniques
    • 2 day workshop on high styling and updo
    • 2 day workshop on clipper cuts and razor cuts

Advanced course at Vidal Sasson (literally SHEAR genius) 1976-1979 all certified courses

  • 3 day work shop on advanced Sassoon’s precision cutting techniques
  • 1 day course on cutting theory and artistry taught by Vidal himself $$
  • 5 day training for platform work and photo layouts under Sassoon
  • 3 month training course for educator in Sasson products and sasson cutting theory

***Vidal asked me to join his team as a platform artist and what an opportunity that was The chance of a lifetime . I attended the inter-Continental Coiffure Convention in London and Paris within the same year of 1979 through 1982. I was for over a year and half one of his platform artists and educator

Todays Hair from 1978 – 1982

Paul Glick, a former hairstylist and owner for 16 years of the Paul Glick and Associates salon on North Michigan Avenue, was a world-famous style-setter, whose clients included movie stars, politicians, rock stars, TV personalities and the who’s who of the city.


  • 2 day seminar and hands on work shop for hair design and styling
  • 2 day seminar for hair cutistry
  • 2 day work shop for color and highlight techniques
  • Assisted as his personal assistant for one week…. amazing how much I learned from that John Dellaria (celebrity stylist of the time) advanced training school in Boston location 1982 certified course § 5 day work shop on the John Dellaria’s technique of hair design and hair cutistry. Claude Perdot Triangles Salons of the top designers in Canada …location British Columbia Vancouver 1983 certified course
  • 4 day work seminar on hair cutting, hair design, and hair coloring techniques and theory Zotos Corp Daren CT workshop all perms Re-texturing techniques and re-texturing theory certification
  • 3 day work shop all all techniques, pattering and theory

John Laurence Salon 1982-1989

  • Pivot point advanced training center certification
  • 3 day course on braiding and hair weaves
  • Paul Glicks again certification
  • 3 day Advanced hair cutting theory and color
  • Wella Academy Locations Chicago, and New York certification
  • 6 month training for becoming a Wella educator on color and cutistry
  • 3 month apprenticeship on platform artist for Wella
  • Platform artist and educator for about 2 years 1986 -1988
  • Zoto Corp.New therories of Re-tuxturizing concepts certification
  • 2 day theory conception on editorial and practical re-texturing and/or perms

Jon Mario Salon from 1989-1994

Pivot point advanced training center Chicago certified course in All method of hair extension…Certification

  • 5 day course in all aspects of hair extensions and hair weaves
  • 1 day course on hair braiding
  • Certification in Cinderella hair extensions
  • Certification in Monkey barz hair extensions

Paul Mitchell advance learning Miami, Chicago…Certification

  • 5-Day Cutting Foundations and Accelerated Cutting Evolution
  • 3-Day Accelerated Cut and Color Evolution color theory
  • 5 day course on platform and photo shoot layouts

Redken advance classes New York, Chicago and San Francisco…Certification

  • 3 day workshop on advanced color theory and hair design
  • 4 month certification course for educator for Redken
  • Platform artist and educator for Redken for 2.5 years 1991-1994
  • Wayne Grund see reference workshop on product and techniques in hair styling and hair design certification
  • 2 day course on hair design, coloring and products

Grand Opening of my first salon September 1995 Claude Thomas Salon and Spa 2300 sq ft.

Great lengths Chicago location.. certification

  • 3 days certification course
  • 2 month certification course for educator, platform and photo layouts.

Invisible hair extensions Ventura Ca owner and inventor of this system Dawn Harrison ..certification

  • 5 day certification on Invisible hair extensions and hair replacement for Trichotillomania and hair loss and thinning
  • 3 day Master seminar in hair replacement
  • 5 day training for educator and platform artist

Dome hair extensions London England certification

  • 2 day work shop for all methods of their hair extensions

Salon management and marketing Lake Geneva Il certification

  • 3 day conference on salon and spa management and marketing

Hair locs Burbank Ca and Chicago certification

  • 4 day workshop and certification on all methods of hair extensions under their company and the Newest system of hair locking
  • 3 day advance course for certification on becoming an educator for hair Locs

Yuko Thermal Reconditioning or Japanese hair straightening Los Angeles Ca certification

  • 5 day course for certification and educator

Pivot point advance training for all methods of hair extensions and hair weaves certification

  • 3 day seminar refresher certification

TMA Medical hair replacement Chicago and Ft Lauderdale FL and certification

  • 2 day Workshop and seminar on Medical hair loss and working with medical professional

I straight Niles Il thermal reconditioning workshop certification

  • 2 day advanced thermal reconditioning and re-texturing

Permanent Choices San Leandro, CA Permanent Makeup certification

  • 5 day classes for certification in Permanent Makeup

John Hashey’s Advanced School of Permanent Cosmetics certification

  • 3 day seminar and workshop on advanced permanent makeup and coil machine for lips, eyeliner and eyebrows

TSA New jersey seminar and business blueprint and marketing seminar/conference accredited

  • 3 day conference on business plan, and marketing, customere service and client retension

Onrite Ft Lauderdale FL hair replacement and Hair extensions Conference and seminar Boca Rattan Fl certification

  • 3 day classes on hair replacement and hair extension (all methods)

Renee of Paris and Noriko wig manufacturer workshop certification

  • 2 day work shop on wig construction and base construction , wig alterations, wig fitting and cutting in

SPCP Convention (Society for permanent Cosmetics) New Orleans certification

  • 3 day convention and hands on work shop in Permanent makeup

2004 to present …….

New Location of Claude Thomas Salon and Spa over 3000 ft.

Global Keratin workshop for Keratin treatments in salon training certification

  • 2 day workshop on keratin treatments and product knowledge

I straight Chicago workshop in salon workshop certification

  • 1 day in salon training on new formulations in thermal Reconditioning

Onrite Gemtress Ultratress conference in Bocca Ratton FL workshops certification

  • 3 day conference and workshop classes on synthetic wigs, human hair wigs, hair extensions, crown hair extensions and hair replacement

SoCap Chicago hair extension workshop certification

  • 1 day workshop on their hair extensions

Hot Heads Chicago hair extension workshop certification

  • 1 day work shop on their seamless and strand by strand hair extensions certification

Thicken it Chicago hair extension work shop certification

  • 2 day work shop on seamless hair extensions and crown hair extensions

Robert Cromeans Seriously industry outlook completed course and certified

  • Salon and spa business building foundations and formulas and business planning.

Hair Dreams Hair extensions and crown hair extensions, crown pieces Torrance CA certification

  • 3 day workshop on hair extensions and crown hair extensions

Haronix permanent makeup Ft Laurdale FL work shop on Permanent makeup and skin rejuvenation

  • 2 day hands on techniques in Permanent Makeup

Taiwan Vern 3 dimensional power cutting Boca Rattan FL certification

  • 4 days of revolutionary new concepts in hair cutting

Salon marketing Tool kit business systems and marketing Convention Columbus Ohio certification

  • 3 day seninar on business foundations and marketing

This is just a list of courses that I have certification and accreditation in. This excludes Hair Shows and a lot of seminars that do not have required certification for. The list of these amount over a 100 or so that I have attended

All these certification I signed up for and was paid by me, not one of the salons I worked for ever paid for these classes and certification. I am the one that takes full credit for all of my achievements and initiative to advance and further my expertise in my field.

Certified in Vern shear Taiwanese hair cutting …5 day class & more – will update later!

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