The best salon ever will definitely going back!!! The place is really calm you can relax they provide excellent service will recommend this place to others
1303 Columbia DrRichardson, TX 75081
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This is the second time we have used Northeast Tarrant Painting. The first time was for the outside of our house 9 years ago (done perfectly), and now for the entire interior from the top down (ceiling, walls, trim, doors, and baseboards). The men that painted are kind, hard-working, love what they do, and are perfectionists. They are like family to us now. They went the extra mile to see that everything was done right. Being able to walk through the house and not see anything done wrong made the whole job fun for us to watch as they transformed our home and made it new again. We have experienced other painters for less money, and the headache from a job not done well was not worth it at all! It made it a horrible experience. Jeff was here everyday inspecting, and he looks at every detail. Never did the other painters' owners come to inspect the job. We will NEVER hire any other company but Northeast Tarrant Painting. We wish we could give them more than 5 stars. If you want the job done right the first time and your expectations for your home met, please call Jeff Wortham at Northeast Tarrant Painting. It is money well-spent.
Kenzie did a great job on my hair today & I'll be back. Best cut and color!!!!!!!! Best in Keller!!!!
I made an appointment with Epic Styles after I purchased a groupon for a cut and full highlight. As a busy mom of 3, I have to completely plan for things like this because it takes time. I got the babysitter, fought the traffic and arrived just prior to my appointment time. When I walked in I walked to the counter and no one acknowledged me. I could see that the stylist was just starting her initial consult with another client when I arrived. I took a seat and figured someone would surely walk out and assist me. After 15 minutes of no one looking at me (sitting only 5 feet away) I decided to walk up and interrupt the stylist to see about getting help. The stylist, also owner, Becky, decided to take a walk in the same time as my appointment and told me she was unable to do my hair until she finished walk-in's hair. (which was going to take a long time, the lady had really long hair and was doing completely highlights and lowlights and cut) There was another stylist in the back. So I asked if she was able to do my hair. Becky Told me the other stylist that was working was unable to do my hair because she was fresh out of school and was too nervous. I told her I was unable to stay, at this point I did not want to stay. She basically could care less. Not even sorry. I was very nice the entire time and cannot even comprehend how people can be so thoughtless sometimes. I completely felt like I was put on the backburner because I was a groupon holder. It was a complete waste of my time and money. I will be contacting groupon to get my money back. Maybe they shouldn't offer groupons if they don't want to service them.
I have been coming to Kess Salon on and off since it opened five years ago. I used to really enjoy it and recommend it to others. Unfortunately, after recent events I will never go back. The past couple of visits I have had HORRIBLE experiences with Renee Richardson. This review pertains to her specifically. I went in for highlights recently and came out with the most AWFUL, inconsistent, streaks in my hair. The "highlights" were painted in a harsh, blunt, horizontal line about three inches down from my part on both sides. That is definitely not the look I was wanting. In addition to the harsh lines, the color of the "highlights" ranged from either a coppery-orange shade to a bleach blonde shade despite me asking for the highlights to be strictly caramel. Renee blamed the wretched turnout on the fact that I have had highlights previously, but that was TWO years ago. There's no way that highlights I had TWO YEARS ago caused the botched hair job she did. I have dyed my hair one, solid color about once a month every month in the two years since my last highlights and have never seen signs of the old highlights "peeking" through, so I am not buying that sorry excuse. I am furious to have lost so much money on this coloring job. Not to mention I am incredibly embarrassed to walk around with this mess on my head.
Whitney has been my therapist for two and one half years (approximately 40 appointments). She maintains the highest professional standards at all times. Whitney has some of the most amazing people skills I have ever seen in any field. It seems to be one of her natural gifts. She could teach a class on bedside manner in medical school. Whitney cares about her clients while maintaining professional boundaries. She makes me feel completely at ease. Whitney has the touch. She can sense what areas need work without me saying anything. Last summer, I doubled up on my running to keep my weight below the limit for my first skydive. My shins started feeling the strain. I did not say a word to her about it. At my next appointment she spent more time on my shins than any other appointment before or since. I do not know how she knew. It still amazes me. Whitney is perfectly willing to listen to me describe what is bothering me. She simply does not seem to need the description. She will also customize her pressure and modalities to what is needed or requested. Whitney follows my lead regarding conversation. If I am not talkative, she works quietly. If I start a conversation, she is delighted to talk. She always respects my privacy, and does not ask me any personal questions unless it is a topic I raise. Whitney is very reliable. In 40 appointments, she only called in sick twice, once when she had the flu and once when she broke her ankle. She notified me several hours (several days in the case of the broken ankle) before my appointment so that I did not drive in. Whitney has a roomy suite in the Venetian Salon. She has decorated it beautifully. Her table is heated and she sets the temperature according to my requests. Whitney plays relaxing music and is willing to work with me to play music I like. Whitney is more expensive than some therapists, but she is worth every penny. Working with Whitney is about as close to perfection as you can get. Whitney makes her own appointments. Her phone number is 817.690.9954
I love getting my hair done here. It is very high quality. You get what you pay for. All the stylists are very sweet. They keep it clean very clean. Restrooms are NEVER dirty. I love that they just got a coffee bar. They also serve other drinks here. I have been going here for years !! I would not go anywhere else!
I must admit I took a double take on previous reviews and wondered if I was reading about same salon. I started going to my hairstylist Lena a couple of years ago. She always kept her area clean, is honest about what style works best for my face and always seems to know trends and fashion. I manage an apartment community in the area and refer residents to her because of her professionalism. I will continually refer people to this salon because of its atmosphere and friendliness.
This place is amazing!! She is very friendly and great at what she dose. I have very thick hair. many places take a min time of 4 hours to give me full hilights. She has done them in nearly half of the time and on top of it its the best highlights I have ever gotten. I highly recommend this place! Also very affordable!!
I have been going to epic styles since they opened. The owner Becky, is amazing! I've had my hair cut, colored, permed, straightened, and styled there throughout the years. She can do anything. I'm always happy when I leave. Plus her prices are better than great clips! Can't beat that!
Painting can be a significant undertaking, whether you're painting just one room or an entire home. While some people like to take on this project themselves, many choose to hire professionals to ensure the task is completed correctly.
Types of Interior Paint
Matte paint doesn't have a shiny quality when it dries, which many homeowners prefer for their interior walls. This is the most popular style of paint for homes. It covers up irregularities in the wall well but is also easily blemished.
Matte Enamel Paint
Matte enamel paint has all the positive qualities of matte paint but will last longer and isn't scuffed as easily.
Gloss paint will dry with a shine to it and is the second-most popular choice for interior wall paint. The shiny quality highlights imperfections in a surface, so people tend to stay away from it when painting wood.
Semi-gloss is also shiny but less so than gloss paint. It's more commonly used on trim than on walls.
Satin falls somewhere between gloss and matte in terms of shininess. It will highlight imperfections well, like gloss, but is easy to clean.
Eggshell is also between gloss and matte on the shininess scale, but it won't highlight imperfections quite as much as satin, semi-gloss, or gloss.
Types of Exterior Paint
Exterior paints have similar choices for finishes as interior paints, but the pros and cons can be different for outdoor use.
Though gloss paint will make imperfections easily seen, it will also hold up to the elements the best. This paint is best suited for areas of a home or building that are frequently used, like door frames.
Semi-gloss paint is similarly long-lasting but isn't as shiny as gloss.
Satin paint is commonly used for siding but will display irregularities underneath if the siding isn't in good shape.
Flat paint is the best choice if painting over siding that has many dents, scrapes, or other imperfections.
If you're repainting a home that has been previously painted with oil-based paint, your best bet is to stick with this option. Water-based paint layered over old oil-based paint will peel easily.
Water-based paint, or latex paint, dries quickly and cleans up easily, making it the preferred paint for a home's exterior. It will also expand when warm and contract when cool, which means it will hold up in all types of weather.
Hiring a Painter
When embarking on a project as big as painting your home, it's important to know ahead of time what kind of quality you can expect from the painters you hire. Don't settle for the first one you find or the cheapest option. Instead, do your homework to be sure that you hire a trustworthy professional who knows how to paint a house well.
The first thing you'll do when hiring a painter is request quotes from three or four in your area. If you reach out to too many, you'll wind up wasting time narrowing down your list; too few and you may not end up with the best quality or right price.
The typical price range for an interior paint job is between $400 and $4,120, with the average falling around $1,670, depending on the scope of the project and paint requests. It will typically cost around $380 to $790 to paint a typical 10-by-12 foot room.
The cost to paint a home's exterior is a little higher: between $730 and $5,600, with an average of $2,624. The typical home of between 500 and 1,500 square feet will generally cost between $1,000 and $3,000, but this will change depending on the number of stories and home location.
If a quote seems high, ask the contractor what is increasing the price point. Perhaps it's something that can be negotiated, or maybe this business is just overpricing their services. On the other hand, be skeptical of any price points that seem unfathomably low. There could be a reason their prices are below the industry norm - perhaps their quality standards are uncommonly low, too.
Once you have quotes, conduct an over-the-phone interview with your prospects. Some important questions to ask your painter include:
1. Do you have insurance?
It's never a good idea to hire a contractor whose business isn't properly insured. Ask both about comprehensive business liability insurance and workers' compensation, and don't be hesitant to ask for proof. If you are unsure of the validity of the insurance, you can also call the insurance company to double-check that it is an active policy.
2. Do you have a warranty?
Not offering a warranty is a red flag, and you may want to be cautious about hiring a company that doesn't provide one. If they have a warranty, ask how long it lasts, and what it covers. Additionally, you'll want to get the warranty in writing should you need to refer to it later.
3. Who, specifically, will be in my house, and can I trust them?
You always have a right to know who will be entering your home. If the person you are speaking with says he or she will not be personally supervising the project, ask who will be, what their role is, and how long they've been with the company.
Also, don't be afraid to ask if the painters are trustworthy people. Unfortunately, there are plenty of cases where a painter has stolen items from a home or caused damage to the house or injury to the homeowner. Subcontractors may not be as skilled as employees, and the contractor you're hiring may not have much experience working with them, making them more of a risk. Additionally, ask if the painters are employees or subcontractors, and what the screening or hiring process is like. If the company conducts background checks, that's a good sign.
4. What kind of training do your employees receive?
If the contractor makes a point to train new hires on safety techniques as well as quality standards on the job, you're probably in good hands.
5. What kind of paint will you use?
The quality of the paint will affect how good the walls look when the project is completed. If your contractor says they plan on using a paint you don't like, feel free to request an alternative.
6. How long have you been in business, and do you have references?
A well-established company will have more experience and likely more references for you to reach out to than a new company that's just getting off the ground. Be sure to ask for references so you can speak to former customers about their experience working with the painter. When speaking to these people, ask about:
- Whether they had issues with the crew
- If the painters were messy or neat
- How the paint has held up since the project was completed
7. How much wall prep is included in the price?
For a long-lasting paint job, a clean wall is crucial. Ask how they plan to clean your walls, if at all, before getting started. A high-quality company will thoroughly prepare a wall so that the paint will lay smoothly and last a long time.
8. Are you active in the community and are you involved in any trade organizations?
Community involvement shows the company:
- Is established and well-known
- Cares about its customers
- Is confident in their work
Additionally, being active in trade organizations indicates it is likely up to date on the latest industry best practices and that the company is dedicated to its trade. Also, a Better Bureau Business membership demonstrates the company is stable, confident, and willing to let potential customers check them out before hiring them.
Trade Organizations for Painters
If the company you hire is involved in a trade organization, it shows they take pride in their work, and are dedicated to providing quality service. Some top trade organizations painters might be a part of include:
Painting and Decorating Contractors of America
PDCA connects painters and home decorators through local chapters and councils. The organization also provides webinars, educational videos, and podcasts so members can stay up to date on the latest best practices and news.
American Coatings Association
The ACA doesn't focus on best practices so much as it does on best products. The nonprofit is dedicated to research and development of high-quality paint products as well as sustainability issues.
Finishing Contractors Association
The FCA has members that are painters as well as professionals who focus on flooring, drywall, and other elements to home construction and renovation.
Better Business Bureau
The BBB isn't a painter-specific group but rather an organization that is dedicated to ensuring that consumers can access information about anyone they do business with. The BBB also rates companies based on a Standards of Trust scale, which goes from A+ to F. A company doesn't have to be a member to get a grade, and it's a good idea to check to see how your contractor is scored as well as its membership status.