Well-managed salons value employee training

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As a consumer, you put a great deal of trust in the salon you choose for your hair and aesthetic care. After all, your style and grooming are part of your personal brand and mistakes can be costly both financially and personally. Salon owners who value their clientele understand that it takes outstanding customer service to win your loyalty. A salon is a business like any other in that retaining existing clients and developing new ones is … [Read more...]

Partner with the right salon and spa for your wedding day

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If you are a bride-to-be, your wedding day has likely been months or years in the making and you want every detail to be perfect. That includes your personal choices for hair and body treatments, as well as services for your wedding party. Don’t leave these arrangements until the last minute because they have to be just right and remember, the photographs will capture it all for posterity. Talk with your hair stylist well in advance to … [Read more...]

Coping with winter: Seat heaters

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If you ask any Canadian, they’ll tell you that car seat warmers are one piece of automotive innovation that they feel especially thankful for. Maybe one cold winter day in Detroit, an engineer or test driver climbed into a car to test it, felt the pain of cold through his jeans and presto, the idea came to him: why not put an electric heater in the seat and hook up an off/on switch? Flip the switch and within minutes your car seat is nice and, … [Read more...]

You don’t have to live with ingrown toenails

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Living in pain shouldn’t be something that becomes a permanent part of your life. Many people simply learn to live with the constant pain associated with ingrown toenails but there are services out there that can permanently relieve the stress you are dealing with as a result of recurring ingrown toenails. This is an incredibly common problem and the experts at Ontario Foot and Orthotics can provide a variety of preventative and surgical … [Read more...]

A versatile, natural solution for thinning hair

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Most people think of hair loss as a problem common to men, but the fact is that hair loss is also a very real occurrence in women of all ages. While balding in men goes pretty much unremarked, men are nevertheless self-conscious about hair loss. In women, the problem is compounded by the stigma of being far less socially acceptable. There are various causes of hair loss: it might be genetic, stress-related, brought on by sudden weight loss or by … [Read more...]

Protect your personal information by getting your computer checked

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Identity theft is a growing problem across Canada. Each day, hundreds of unsuspecting people have their personal information stolen – often without their knowledge. Names, addresses, dates of birth, social insurance numbers and even credit card numbers can be stolen by tech-savvy thieves without the victim being aware. Consumer advocates claim that the biggest source of identity theft occurs online where malware, spyware and other programs … [Read more...]

Winter preparation means repairing stone chips now

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What are you doing to prepare your car for winter? Most everyone knows the importance of tires: either replace those with little tread left, or buy winter snows and remember to throw the ice scraper back into the trunk! Some of us also take our cars in for winter maintenance service. This is all good. But unfortunately, one important item is all too often overlooked: your windshield. If your vision is compromised or if the glass itself is … [Read more...]

Where does this pain come from? It starts with the feet.

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Ouch! Lots of people experience seemingly inexplicable body pain, especially in cold weather. Aches in your lower body and neck can be a result of situational strain but if you are beginning to notice that it is happening frequently then perhaps the answer you are looking for isn’t under your nose, it starts with your toes. Everything from the back of the heel, knee, calf, hips, lower back and neck can experience muscle pain as a result of … [Read more...]

Luxurious lashes are easier than ever to wear

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Whether on the red carpet or out on the go, it seems celebrities all are sporting their own glamourous version of longer, thicker lashes. It’s not a new trend: going back before Oprah, Byonce, J. Lo or Kim Kardashian, who can forget the trade mark eyes of Audrey Hepburn and Twiggy? Most women agree that having longer lashes gives them bolder, more feminine eyes and today the look is as popular as ever. What’s changed is how to get those … [Read more...]

Why buy a new computer when you can fix your old one?

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Kids and teens heading back to school and university will inevitably ask for a new computer that they can use to help them with their school work. The tech world moves fast and new models of desktop and laptop computers enter the marketplace with alarming speed. Many parents hear their children talk about how their current computer works slowly and needs an upgrade to a newer model. However, buying the latest and greatest computer comes with a … [Read more...]