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140 N Kingshighway StSaint Charles, MO 63301
From Business: We have been making our salon guests beautiful since 1992. A recent move from Bridgeton to St. Charles, MO to a brand new 2500 sf salon has allowed us the room to…
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Was looking for a new salon (close to me). The others salons cut and styled my hair the way they wanted. I walked into Bladez to check them out and Connie told me she could take me. She listened to what I said and gave me a cut and style I am very happy with. Left the salon very pleased. Went from a Before to an After. Will definitely go back.
The nail tech was very sweet but inexperienced. My shellac manicure was sloppy, has chipped after 2 days and now less than a week, looks terrible. Very disappointing.
I used to come to these guys every few weeks! I went in after about 2 weeks after getting a gel nail and Tony said he was going to fix my nail. The polish came off completely on one nail. And the design was sloppy! I showed him a picture and it look so bad compared to the pic. But after 40 mins of having me wait and he brought me to his chair and told me he wasnt going to do it because it was time for me to get new gel. I disagreed politely because my nails usually last 4 weeks and then he told me no they dont they only last 2 weeks. I left very upset and I will never go here again! How can you tell someone when to get a gel? Ive been getting gel for like 4 or 5 years and they always last about 4 weeks. I was disappointed. Never again. I found a girl named Lila (Pretty Nails by Lila) go to her. And tell her K Johnson sent you.
Went in for an eyebrow wax. Tech asked how she did on the first eyebrow, I didn't like it. My eyebrows were completely full before going in, thus no reason why my eyebrow would not have any arch to it once it was waxed. Wanting to get it over with I told her to proceed to the next brow only for her to become aggressive, pushing my head around. I told her to stop, not even letting her finish the job due to her being so rude and rough. She then threw the tweezers and other items down and walked out. Not to mention she got wax in my eyelashes as well. I will never recommend this place nor spend my money here ever again. I did not become rude with these people and paid my money even though their service and attitude was beyond subpar. Good luck if you go after reading this review. You'll need it.
I was charged $25 ahead of time for my appointment. when I arrived my stylist complained she didn't have time. I sat there waiting for fifteen minutes then she asked someone else to braid my hair up. Then I waited another 50 minutes while she let another client ahead of me, went out for a smoke break and gossiped with co-workers. At this point I went to the front desk to ask for my money back. They said no. I got dirty looks and complaints about finishing my hair. It looked HORiBBLE@!! Bad service, bad skills, bad business
They did a HORRIBLE JOB! STAY AWAY FROM HERE! No one aplogized. I have glue everywhere I didnt even want to pay.
I went there and Vam did my nails. He did an awesome design on all my nails. It was $56 including eyebrows. I go back 2 weeks later and get same things and he charges $68. No way did I go back. Where's the set price? I was a good tipper too . i went back to my old salon less than $50 for eyebrows and nails.
This is a fantastic salon and trust me, I've tried a lot of places. Great hairstylists, really friendly and reasonably priced. I see Dom and she is awesome. This is a place to stay with.
Amber is awesome. My whole family from 4 and 7 year old to my husband with little hair to my self who is very picking are happy with her work. I also get my brows waxed by Amber.
DO NOT BUT A GIFTCARD FROM 2010 NAILS!!! My sister purchased a $40 giftcard here on Dec 23, 2014 (and has a bank statement to prove it). I wanted a mani-pedi for my summer vacation, but their was no expiration date anywhere, so I used it on June 10 of this year. AFTER my mani-pedi, when I went to pay, they said the card had a $0 balance, but go ahead and pay and call the manager, Heather, the next day and she would refund my $40 after verifying the card history. Today is July 13, and Heather has strung me along, finally saying on 7/9 that she can't find any proof, but she would buy me another $40 giftcard. I responded that I didn't want that, just my $$ back. I'm on a limited budget, and I don't want anyone their ever touching my hands and feet again. The manicurist nicked the skin on my cuticle (an older man)! The sad thing is, I just bought a house in Florissant, and was looking for a good nail place for when I can afford to get my nails done. Nail salons are on every corner...save yourself the violation of feeling ripped off and go to one of those! I waited to post this review for a month - I wouldn't have said anything if Heather had returned my $$
The locks installed on the doors and windows of every home represent the most common, and perhaps most effective, form of security. That means locks can be taken for granted, until they no longer work properly or the key is lost. Homeowners should work to understand the basics behind these essential household devices, as well as how to address common problems related to them.
The concept behind a lock-and-key mechanism has been around for centuries, so it's no surprise that their basic design hasn't changed much in recent years. At the same time, a number of different types of locks are now available to meet specific needs.
Perhaps the most common type of lock is the pin tumbler lock. Enclosed in a doorknob, these devices contain spring-loaded pins of varying sizes, which must be pushed upward before the knob can be turned to open the door. When the correct key is inserted into a pin tumbler lock, the grooves on the key's blade push the pins up to the precise height needed to allow the inner chamber to turn. Pin tumbler locks are popular because they are relatively secure for most residential applications and generally inexpensive. Since the entire locking mechanism in this device is contained in a single cylinder, pin tumbler locks are also very easy to swap in and out. This comes in handy in apartment buildings, for example, where locks may need to be changed frequently as tenants come and go.
Pin tumbler locks come in a number of configurations. In residential environments, they are the primary mechanism for operating knob locks and deadbolts. Most exterior doors on homes and apartment buildings will have at least one of each of these locks. Knob locks are quick to open and can be convenient when minimal security is acceptable, but they are very easily forced open. When paired with a deadbolt, the door becomes much harder to open. Deadbolts work by driving a thick metal rod into the door frame, which prevents most quick methods of defeating locks, like using a shim or brute force. Still, deadbolts aren't impenetrable, as they can be lockpicked or defeated with much stronger ramming force.
Other common types of residential locks include mortise locks, which combine the action of a doorknob and deadbolt in one. Mortise locks engage a deadbolt with the turn of the key, just as normal. But upon unlocking, the doorknob will open in tandem with the deadbolt. These locks tend to be much stronger than traditional deadbolt designs, but are often harder to install and thus more expensive.
Finally, there's the "jimmy-proof" deadbolt, a type of lock often found in older residences. These locks engage a metal rod that fits into a separate chamber outside of the door frame, rather than through the frame. While its design is simple, it has many advantages over traditional deadbolts or mortise locks. It is impervious to being pried open like many deadbolt systems could be, hence the "jimmy-proof" name. It is also typically harder to pick, and is very inexpensive.
When a lock stops working, no matter where it is in your home or office, it's likely to be a source of frustration. However, it's rare for a lock to suddenly fail to open without exhibiting some signs beforehand.
Common lock problems include issues opening or engaging the lock, or difficulty securing a door in the proper position to lock it.
Since locks are essential security devices that might be used multiple times per day, they are bound to wear out eventually. Rekeying or replacing locks can be done on your own in some cases, but may require a professional locksmith.
When a lock is rekeyed, the cylinder containing the tumbler and pins is removed from its enclosure and replaced with a new cylinder. This is often done when a new tenant moves into an apartment that was previously occupied, but it may also be necessary if a lock needs to be replaced.
Replacing all components of a cylinder lock, or working with locks that don't use a pin tumbler system, requires a different procedure for replacement. Installing a new lock of the same type will be the most straightforward option.
If you want a new lock that is different from your old set, more advanced installation is required, and you may want to consider hiring a professional for the job.
The term locksmith traditionally referred to people who designed and built locks, but today is generally used for those who repair and replace locks. Locksmiths can be available on-call to help people if they're locked out of their home or apartment.
If you've lost your keys or are otherwise unable to enter a locked building that you normally have access to, you will need to call your local locksmith. To save money and ensure you're hiring a reputable contractor, it may help to do some research on locksmiths in your area ahead of time, so you can be prepared if you need to call one.
Upon arrival to your home, a locksmith should ask you to prove that it is in fact your residence. They should also be able to unlock most common locks without requiring them to be drilled or completely replaced. Be sure to obtain an invoice that lists all charges before agreeing to pay.
Locks are ubiquitous around the world, which means the skills to service them are always in demand. Becoming a locksmith could be a rewarding career opportunity, but like any other job, will require a bit of preparation.
Locksmiths do not generally require formal education, but need to undergo extensive hands-on training and possibly certification. Locksmiths-in-training can receive foundational knowledge and skills through programs offered at technical colleges or vocational schools. These would include basic courses on lock mechanics and manipulation, along with general skills like business management.
From there, most trainees seek an apprenticeship, where they work alongside a professional locksmith. This allows them to gain experience in the field. It can also put them on a course toward certification, which involves a standardized procedure that, once completed, allows locksmiths to legally conduct business in their state.
Successful locksmiths need to be skilled with their hands and in the use of tools. While these skills are essential for the day-to-day tasks that a locksmith performs, they also benefit immensely from being personable and able to work with people to solve problems.
There are a number of trade associations and organizations for locksmiths that may help them find work, receive training and connect with like-minded business partners. These organizations may also help consumers find a reputable locksmith. Locksmith trade associations in the U.S. include:
Contact these organizations to learn more about how to become a locksmith, or how to go about choosing the right professional for your needs.