TWO WAY MIRROR TEST

How can you tell when you are in a room, restroom, motel etc. with a mirror or a 2-way glass?
Here's how: I thought it was quite interesting! And I know in about 30 seconds you're going to do what I did and find the nearest mirror.
Do you know how to determine if a mirror is 2-way or not? A policewoman who travels all over the US and gives seminars and techniques for businesswomen passed this on.
When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, etc., how many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall is a real mirror, or actually a 2-way mirror (i.e., they can see you, but you can't see them)? There have been many cases of people installing 2-way mirrors in female changing rooms . It is very difficult to positively identify the surface by looking at it.
So, how do we determine with any amount of certainty what type of mirror we are looking at?

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no space, leave the place
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actual mirror
TWO WAY GLASS IMAGE MIRROR IMAGE
Just conduct this simple test: Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if there is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the nail, then it is GENUINE mirror. However, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, then BEWARE! IT IS A 2-WAY MIRROR!
"No Space, Leave the Place" So remember, every time you see a mirror, do the "fingernail test." It doesn't cost you anything.
REMEMBER. No Space, Leave the Place:
Ladies: Share this with your girlfriends, sisters, daughters, etc.
Men: Share this with your wives, daughters, daughters-in-law, mothers, girlfriends and/or friends.
 
 

SUGARING

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SUGAR WAXING
Are you familiar with the term SUGARING?  It is a nice alternative to waxing. Sugaring has been in use since 1500 BC in Persia and is having a resurgence today.  This technique can be less painful than waxing. Because the sugar sticks to the hair without attaching to the skin you'll have less irritation. It be applied at room temperature or heated to a lukewarm temperature, preventing burning. I have found a recipe for you made from common household items.
  • 1 unit of sugar
  • 1/8 unit of vinegar, or lemon/lime/orange juice (either fresh or from a bottle, not from concentrate)
  • 1/8 unit of water
  • The ingredients are heated and mixed until they are completely liquid, after this the liquid changes from seemingly white to a light, gold-like color (while being heated). The solution should not be allowed to become too dark.This sugaring solution is applied to the skin in the opposite direction of hair growth and zipped of by pulling in the direction of natural growth.  That's the part that you should like best.  Typical wax is applied in the direction of growth and zipped in opposite direction.  Now you are asking for ingrown hair!  Does your salon offer this service?  Spring is upon us and time to get tidied up!
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SUGARING PREP
 
 

SIX-PENNY SINGE

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courtesy of PATCH.com
Troy Dina of Dina's Barber Shop, demonstrates a SINGE HAIRCUT.  His father had been utilizing this technique since the 40's- he mentions that the shop did burn to the ground once; hopefully not from this method. HE, HE!  Also known as a six-penny singe, this type of trim is supposed to prevent split ends.  What! Melted ends are better?  What about the stench?  I'm wondering how they are getting around fire codes? 

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Memphis barber shop
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Fiery trims!
 
 
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Happy St. Pat's!
 
 

HOW TO CHOOSE A SALON

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How did you choose?
How did you end up with your current salon?  Are you happy there?  What are they doing to keep you there?  I was thinking of a few important factors in choosing the right salon for you: 
*Cleanliness.
*Ease of getting an appointment.
*Hair stylist is on time for appointment.
*Cost of services in line with expectations.
*Location is convenient.
*Hours of operation match your schedule.

Ask your friends about their experiences. Don't forget to do a little recon: make an appointment for a blow dry.  Why, you ask?  While you're are getting prettied up, you can really feel the vibe of the salon without the commitment of a haircut!  Does your salon fit these expectations?
 
 

CHALK TALK

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Yep, just chalk!
Have you given this non-permanent way of adding a splash of color a go? Hair chalking is beyond easy...
1. Wet a section of hair with a water bottle.
2. Run the pastel type chalk of
choice downward on that wet strand until you get desired intensity.
3. Allow to air dry.
4. Curl or flat iron.
You can see a huge pop on this Ombre (gradation of color from dark to light) colored hair, but it shows on brunettes, too! Washes out easily, no-risk fun! Enjoy. Let me know how you make out.

 
 

WEDDING HAIR STRESS RELIEF

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Happy wife, happy life!
I'm gearing up for wedding hair season at my salon.  Lowering the blood pressure of of my brides-to-be is beneficial for everyone involved.  Start by finding a stylist who loves up-do's and has a calm demeanor themselves.  Find a professional who is willing to do a dry-run on all the folks in the bridal party.  This will remove any guessing.  Bring visual aides.  It is sometimes more important for your stylist to see what you DON"T want than do.  Button up shirts are a must.  Once someone showed up in a turtle neck.....really, were you planning on cutting that shirt off after were through?  Have the most high maintenance person go first.  They will stress the other guests waiting for their turn!  Do children last.  You've only got a small window in which to keep the kiddo's looking fresh.  Eat a lot of protein even if you're not that hungry.  Almonds are great.  Just the excitement of the day will burn all your energy.  Pace yourself and don't drink: you'll be exhausted by lunch.  You will set the tone for your party, make it fun. Happy wife, happy life!  Oh, and the grooms- get them cut 2 weeks in advance.  Schedule a neckline and side burn edging for the day of the wedding. Now go check out all the gorgeous hairstyle options on my HAIRSTYLE IMAGES that I have picked for you!