I went in to the salon hoping for the best because I was cutting my hair pretty short and was nervous, and I specifically chose this place because it has well reviews.The stylist was extremely nice and I even showed her a picture of exactly what I wanted. I wanted it a little shorter in the back and to come forward longer, and with longer layers. Immediately after cutting my hair, the stylist curled it and I THOUGHT it looked great, but I was terribly mistaken. The curls hid this terrible hack job.I straightened my hair the next day, and I realized my bottom layer of hair isn't even the same length! My hair almost does a V shape with the uneven cut. And the "layers" she did is, as you can see, just one single chop through my hair and it just lays there awkwardly out of place. This is not what I asked for at all, and I definitely expected better, especially since I paid $40! Don't get me wrong, the stylist was very friendly, but this is NOT what i asked for, or what anyone would ask for. It's hideous and I am utterly embarrassed to go anywhere with this hair.Now I will have to pay more money to have it fixed, and I'll have to go much shorter than I wanted because of this.Horrible!
13233 W Michigan AveMarshall, MI 49068
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very nice staff, quality service. would use over and over again. Definately would recomomend this company
I have gone to Jessica's Salon for a long time. The stylists very knowledgeable and are very nice and fun to be around. The atmosphere is relaxed, and you can settle down with a nice cup of coffee. They have FREE WIFI and they always play great music. This salon is top notch. I recommend them to all of my friends who are looking for a fun place where the laughter flows freely and the prices are reasonable.
I just love Pat and Emily. Professional yet so much fun. ❤️️❤️️❤️️. The ladies there are great with anything you need.
Carpet cleaning in September 2016. We have had Dave return to clean our carpets/furniture many times. This time we are readying to place the house on the market for sale. Because all the furniture was gone, we noticed some significant spots we didn't know existed before. Dave was able to get out our mysterious spots. He and his partner are prompt, professional and know how to care for carpets and furniture gently. Their dry clean technique allows carpeting/furniture/wool oriental rugs to dry within 3-4 hours (with ceiling fans going). The cost of this is similar to other carpet cleaning methods. We would use this service again, as well as recommend this company. John & Sabrina in Battle Creek, MI
Mariah has been my stylist for almost 6 years now. I can't imagine anyone else ever touching my hair! She understands how to cut my crazy thick, short hair so that it's the most flattering on me. I get SO many complements on my cut AND color. She's always willing to do something different when I get bored, but she never lets me do anything I would regret. She's the sweetest person you'll ever meet and I consider myself lucky to be her client. She's very reasonably priced and scheduling is always easy.
My whole family has used Minges Creek salon for years. We absolutely love Felicia. Guys, girls, straight hair or super curly, everyone's hair always turns out perfect! Thank you!
I am a licensed cosmetologist and cosmetology instructor so I have personally known the owner Terry and the stylist Mariah for many years. Blu Rok Salon is the only salon I will trust with my family. Mariah is amazing. Most of my extended family go to her as well because she is so good at what she does. She always goes out of her way to make sure we are comfortable and satisfied with our services. I trust her opinion because I know she will never do anything to damage my hair, unlike other cosmetologists I've known. She is extremely fair and well educated in her art. I highly recommend Mariah Cook to everyone.
I've called them 4 times over several days trying to set up an appointment for a haircut. Two of the times someone was supposed to call me back later, but I never received a call. No customer service.Edit: The day after I posted this I received a call for an appt. They got me in the next day. The salon was nicer looking than I would have expected. The stylist did a good job. I've upped my rating slightly.
I've been using Dave, with Magna-Dry, exclusively for years. He takes his time, cleans thoroughly and does a great job. His prices are VERY fair. I used a larger chain, one time, because I couldn't remember the name 'Magna-Dry'. They were expensive and didn't do nearly as well as Dave does.
Mistakes happen, and when it comes to owning a carpet or rug, mistakes usually mean stains. The plush softness of carpet and rugs comes with a price: the time and care required to clean them. Cleaning your carpet or rugs can require some extra work and special techniques that differ from typical hardwood or tile floors. In some cases, you may even need to hire a professional to get the best results.
For minor stains or routine cleaning, it's possible to effectively treat a carpet or rug yourself. If a thorough vacuuming doesn't get rid of dirt in certain areas, here's how to tackle them on your own.
A number of liquids can stain carpet or rug materials, including wine, coffee, nail polish, or blood, to name a few. Depending on what caused the stain, the carpet or rug's material, and how long it's been there, you may need to use different techniques or cleaning supplies to get rid of it. In general, though, keep the following ground rules in mind for stain removal:
- Apply a cleaning solvent directly on the stain, if needed, and allow it to soak in for a few seconds.
- Use a damp cloth to blot the spot. Don't scrub or apply too much pressure, as this might only further embed the stain into the carpet or rug.
- Rinse the cloth and continue blotting until the stain is removed.
Take these steps to remove a stain as soon as possible to prevent drying.
Some stains may come out with little more than water or a mild soap. More serious stains may require a solvent to make removal easier. The best solvent to use depends on what caused the stain.
-Water-soluble stains: These include berries, cola, food dye, jelly, mud, washable ink, or wet paint. Mix a solution of 1/4-teaspoon nonbleach detergent (or white vinegar) with 32 ounces of water.
-Dark water-soluble stains: Chocolate, coffee, mustard, tea, wine, and bodily fluids often stain much more readily than other water-soluble materials and need a different solvent. Use 1 tablespoon of ammonia mixed in 1 cup of water first. If this doesn't work, try combining one part chlorine bleach with five parts water. These solvents may remove color from certain fabrics like wool, so check with the manufacturer for the best cleaning method.
-Oils and waxes: This would include glue, gum, nail polish, and cigarette residue. The best way to clean each of these varies - some may need to be simply scraped off or, if possible, frozen to make it brittle and then chipped away. Most glue can be dissolved and removed using a solvent like rubbing alcohol. Nail polish may also be dissolved using rubbing alcohol or with nail polish remover containing acetone.
Why You Should Hire a Carpet Cleaner Service
Unfortunately, some stains may prove difficult to remove using household products. In any case, vacuuming and spot cleaning may not be enough to get your carpet or rug looking like new again. That's why many homeowners opt to hire a professional carpet cleaning service on a regular basis, around once every 12 to 18 months.
When it comes to heavy-duty carpet cleaning, you have many options to pick from. The two most common methods for cleaning carpets are steam cleaning and dry cleaning.
Steam Cleaning Carpets
Steam cleaning is a common method for professional carpet cleaning, but the name is somewhat misleading. Steam-cleaning services use machines that utilize hot (but not boiling) water in combination with a vacuum. The water is heated inside the machine and sometimes mixed with detergent before being sprayed directly onto the carpet. At the same time, a vacuum sucks up the water almost immediately after hitting the fabric. The hot water extracts far more dirt and stains than would be possible by hand.
Cleaning machines using hot water extraction can be purchased or rented for home use, but they aren't always as powerful as what professional cleaning services use. Improperly drying the carpet may also cause bacteria or mold growth. Professional cleaners also employ a number of other methods to pre-treat the carpet and ensure adequate drying. For these reasons, professional carpet cleaning may be preferable to do-it-yourself methods.
Carpets or rugs can also be thoroughly cleaned using a dry-cleaning method. As the name suggests, there is much less water involved in dry cleaning, which means the carpet can be ready to use in less time. Using powerful solvents to break down dirt and stains, dry cleaning puts less physical stress on the carpet, and thus might be better in the long run. However, dry cleaning is usually more expensive than hot-water cleaning services. In addition, the chemicals used to dry clean carpets might irritate pets, people with sensitive skin, or anyone sensitive to strong odors.
What to Ask a Professional Service
Before choosing a professional carpet cleaning service, make sure you will be getting what you paid for by asking the right questions and doing your homework.
Decide Which Method to Use
Again, there are pros and cons involved in using a hot-water-based cleaning service or dry cleaning. Take into consideration not only cost, but how long the process will take from start to finish, including drying time. Also take note of the material your carpet is made from, and consult the manufacturer if possible to learn about the best ways to clean it. If you or your family is sensitive to any chemicals, be sure to keep this in mind and ask about what chemicals are used.
Research Online or in Person
You can find reviews of most professional carpet-cleaning services online, as well as information about a company's specific process, the chemicals used, and cost. It's also wise to ask friends and family members about services they've used in the past to get a recommendation. Don't always go with the service offering the lowest price, or hire a service who advertises door-to-door or over the phone, unless you have done thorough research on them.
Ask About Employees and Services Offered
Carpet cleaning services will be entering your home, potentially while you aren't there, so you want to feel comfortable with the business you trust with this responsibility. Ask if the company conducts background checks on employees, as well as if they are insured in your state. Without liability insurance, a mistake that results in damage to your home or furniture may be your responsibility to pay for.
Getting a Quote
If you've found a carpet-cleaning service you can trust, ask to get a quote. This may involve specifying exactly what services you would like performed, as well as the size of your home's carpeted area. Make sure you understand exactly what is included in a quoted price. Some businesses may charge extra to move furniture, clean stairs, or use special treatment methods. It's also common for businesses to sell customers on products and services they don't need. Don't hesitate to ask questions if any detail about the quote is unclear.
Choosing a Carpet Cleaner
If you instead want to rent or buy a carpet-cleaning machine to use yourself, you have many options to pick from.
Since heavy-duty carpet cleaning isn't a frequent activity for most homeowners, many choose to simply rent one of these machines. Of course, renting is usually much cheaper than owning a machine or hiring a service, which is the biggest advantage in this situation. But not all rental units perform equally, and some might require extra drying time or the use of special solvents that will cost more. There's also the time and effort that goes into carpet cleaning - renting a unit means you must also move furniture yourself and pay close attention to ensure you're operating the unit correctly. Making a mistake could mean damaging your carpet or the unit itself. Also, improperly drying carpet could allow harmful bacteria and mold to grow. Before renting a carpet cleaner, make sure you're up for the task at hand.
Owning Your Own
Homeowners can purchase carpet cleaners ranging from compact units to full-size industrial-strength machines. Besides price, take note of the features of a unit and compare them to what you most need from a carpet cleaner. Some models specialize in removing allergens from pet hair, while others may work better on tough stains, for example. Another key consideration: Make sure you have room for it. Some carpet cleaners can be bulky and require ample storage space.
Other features you may want to look for in a cleaning unit include:
- Attachments: Some models include special attachments that work on upholstery, stairs, bare floors, or small spaces.
- Brushes: Some units may not use a brush to agitate the carpet, while others might use a stationary one or multiple actuating brushes.
- Hose length: Bigger machines can be hard to maneuver around a room. Having a detachable hose of considerable length can make it easier to clean open spaces as well as more cramped areas.
Make the right choice in carpet cleaners by considering all the options available to you and how they fit into your needs and budget.