Archive: June 15th, 2010

How to Choose a Hair Stylist

How to Choose a Hair Stylist

Who are the most important people in your life? Your spouse, your partner, your children, your best friend. And your hair stylist. While your family and friends take care of your soul’s needs, your stylist takes care of your beauty’s needs. Your stylist, like the best of best friends, is supportive of new opportunities and is the first to tell you if you’re making a mistake. In a kind and gentle way, of course! Because this is such an important relationship, it is worth taking the time to choose carefully. How do you find a stylist that will be able to help you look and feel your best?

Finding a stylist is especially important if you have hard-to-cut hair or hair which not every stylist has experience in cutting: curly hair and black American hair are two examples. When it comes to finding these types of hair salons, Austin is a superb place to look. Before you decide, make sure you speak with a potential stylist if you have this “difficult” hair. Many salons offer a consultation before you need make your decision; take advantage and ask questions while giving the stylist the opportunity to look at and feel your hair.

You will also want to ask what type of products – shampoos, toners, colors, finishing products, etc. – he/she will use on your hair. This is essential because even though salon products are of a much higher quality than those you will find in a store, this doesn’t mean all salon products are created equal. Kerastase hair products, for instance, is the world’s leading hair care line and is renowned for infusing hair with vitality and beauty. The stylist’s skill is crucial, but so are the tools he uses.

While searching for a stylist, you may also want to inquire about other services the salon offers. For instance, will your stylist be available for bridal hair services leading up to and on the day of your wedding. Is there anyone available for makeup lessons whether for a special event or just to help you learn the basics of how to enhance your beauty on a daily basis.

With the relatively humid climate of Austin, facial treatments are a must to protect and preserve your skin’s vitality. Will this salon offer a variety of options, from more simple microdermabrasion to more complex treatments like chemical peels? Will a skin care consultant be able to help you determine which facial will be best for your skin’s needs? Other musts for residents: wax and tanning salons. Austin TX is full of options to help you get ready for hot Texas summers, and it can be helpful and convenient if you choose a full service salon so your stylist is at the same location as your other service technicians.

Finding the right stylist is no small task, but as soon as you see your hair taking shape in the mirror, you will see that it is worth the time and effort. Be choosy; you deserve it.

About the Author: Kenneth Brown has written extensively about the beauty & fashion industry and enjoys informing consumers about the many options in this field

How to Choose a Hair Stylist

Find a Reputable Austin Dentist

Find a Reputable Austin Dentist

Cities are big places. There is no doubt about that. The problem, however, with living in a large place like Austin is that it can be difficult in knowing who to trust when it comes to a wide variety of things in your life. Insurance. Banking. Health care. Dentistry. While some decisions are relatively easy to make – insurance and banking are often best left in the hands of well-known names – other decisions can be a little more difficult. Dentists are not exactly known for making commercials and boasting as a brand name. Instead, they rely upon referrals and perhaps a small ad here and there in the newspaper or the yellowpages. So who do you trust when looking for Austin tooth veneers?

Going about finding Austin dentists you can trust to take good care of your teeth does not have to be a huge hassle. In fact, when you know what to look for, it can turn into a relatively easy experience, leaving you satisfied and in the hands of a dentist that makes you feel relaxed and comfortable the entire time you are there. One of the best ways to find a good dentist is to ask friends, family, and co-workers about their dentist or Austin orthodontist. First-hand accounts are always going to give you the best reviews on whether or not the person will be a good fit. Or, if you currently have an orthodontist or periodontist, you can ask them. These are specialists in the area of dentistry, which means they may easily be familiar with good dentists in the area. They will likely be more than happy to help you find a good dentist.

Because you are in the search of an Austin dentist office, you may have a wide area to check out. But this can also give you an advantage. Try looking around to see if any dental schools are within the vicinity of your search. Many good dentists can come from these establishments, and you can always call the facility and ask for any faculty members that currently have a practice. You can also contact hospitals or other health care centers for recommendations. If these places have dental services available, such as Austin cosmetic sculpting or Austin Texas tooth veneers, the practicing dentist there may be able to refer you to other colleagues.

If you have found a dentist that sounds good, you might want to visit the office beforehand. See for yourself if the area is clean, pleasant, and a place you and your family would feel comfortable coming to on a regular basis. Is there friendly interaction between the head dentist and his staff? Would you be comfortable receiving a dental composite here? If you have kids, see if the office caters to them with fun information and a place to entertain themselves before their appointment. Should you make an appointment, remember that dentists should always wear a mask, gown and gloves.

Don’t forget that it is perfectly acceptable to ask the dentist how long he or she has been practicing and what efforts he or she has made in order to keep up with new technology or developments in the dentistry area. Some even offer free teeth whitening Austin TX. Once you have finally obtained enough information and find yourself comfortable with an Austin dental lab, then congratulations! You have found your new dentist!

About the Author: Bobby Milton has worked in the dental industry for over 20 years and writes and lectures on many different dental topics

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June 2010