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The staff Alberto and lusia, since moving into the area have always been so accommodating and helpful. I tend to hate appts. And schedules. They were so good to me during a recent surgery, and took me without any hassle even at closing. I mentioned this because I stopped by ran to get a shave on Sunday. It was a few minutes before 400pm. They were fairly busy, so I told Albert I needed to go to cvs and as always he said no problem. I just wanted to thank them. There were a few appointments and walk-in s but it took no more than 10 to 15 tops to take care of me. I thought it was important to mention this because I have never been treated in anyway except with outstanding customer service. Also this person came in and was a walk-in no appt. Was asked to come back 15 minutes and came back walked in got upset left, even though they were taking him after closing. For Christ sake it's Sunday and takes longer to walk or drive around the block, than to wait a few more minutes. So don't let one negative review affect you these guys and girls are great.
Nobody's perfect, but the key is to acknowledge mistakes and do something to make it right. There was a mix-up in the day of my appointment for a new lock, so Danny came that evening instead of the morning and gave me 50% off. He also told me the lock mechanism itself was perfectly solid and that rather than an extra lock, I only needed a new cylinder for security. That goes to show how honest he is because it meant it was cheaper for me and less money in his pockets.To add to all that, Danny is a super nice guy and was even great with my barky dog. In fact, when I asked if he accepted tips, he told me he donates them to Animal Haven. Awesome!You've really got to be good to mix-up the appointment and yet still get 5 stars. Gold Locksmith Store is that good! Completely worth it, and I'm guessing that the mix-up was an exception to the rule. Now I've got a fancy pick-resistant lock, more sense of security, and one of the most pleasant experiences with a Los Angeles, CA company ever.
Nicole at Henri Salon rocks! She is an exceptional (and fun) hair stylist. Her own hair looks good too.I'm a 29 year old guy in LA and about a year ago I was looking to find a regular hair stylist who makes it easy and enjoyable for me to keep well groomed and looking my best.I stopped by Henri Salon, liked the light/nice space, got a haircut from Nicole, and have been going back ever since. Nicole is professional, has a great personality, and loves what she does. She tells me about new stuff all the time. Nicole listens to detailed requests and handles them really well when I have them but also knows my current look, and brings suggestions, so I can just space out and let her do her thing. When I think I'm done, Nicole fusses over the little things. Eyebrows for example. I generally don't think or ask about those items, but much appreciated! Must also mention scheduling as Nicole is kind when dealing with my hectic schedule.Thanks Nicole! Love all the compliments I get
My daughter is the Country singer-songwriter Imaj. I am her manager. We are always on the road for months at a time on tour. In the past it was always a tradition to get braids in the summer. Florida was my home. I now reside in Dallas. I've been wearing my hair really short. But I've been feeling the need to get my braids again. While I was home in Dallas I couldn't find anyone that could braid really short relaxed hair. I thought I would have to wait until I return to Miami. But while traveling in Los Angeles I found Braids Your Way and it was the he ultimate experience. From my initial call to the professionalism yet warmth and concern by Marthea (the owner) to the actual braiding experience itself was truly superb. So excellent that I will make a point to travel to have my hair done over again and again. Thank you "HAIR YOUR WAY"!
I'm right there with everyone else - Advanced Locksmith Service absolutely deserves their great ratings. After I had my purse stolen - with wallet and keys inside - I was dreading having to call around and figure out a locksmith to come and replace my locks. When I called Shon, they didn't have as many reviews here yet (this was over a year ago), but those that were there were good, so I gave them a shot. And I'm so happy I did - Shon was able to come by first thing the next day, and this was after contacting them late in the evening. Fast, punctual, professional, honest about prices - and on top of all this which I would consider quite enough to earn the 5 stars - he was super nice to my little niece and roommate's dog who were fascinated by what he was doing. What more could you ask for?
I'm right there with everyone else - Gold Locksmith Store absolutely deserves their great ratings. After I had my purse stolen - with wallet and keys inside - I was dreading having to call around and figure out a locksmith to come and replace my locks. When I called Shon, they didn't have as many reviews here yet (this was over a year ago), but those that were there were good, so I gave them a shot. And I'm so happy I did - Shon was able to come by first thing the next day, and this was after contacting them late in the evening. Fast, punctual, professional, honest about prices - and on top of all this which I would consider quite enough to earn the 5 stars - he was super nice to my little niece and roommate's dog who were fascinated by what he was doing. What more could you ask for?
Jack is Rocks! He has to be one of the talented stylist. I was new to the area .I did some research. I read the reviews online. I had decided to go Sanat hair Salon.Jack transformed my hair from huge afro to straight. This was not easy deal, It hadn't been this manageable in over a year. I love the Keratin Treatment.It was life changing experience. He gave trim too :). If you want to really bee good to yourself. Try the Keratin Treatment. I highly recommend the Keratin Treatment and hair cut by Jack. He really did hard work on my afro hair.Thank you Jack :) I will come back.I can confidently say that this the great stylist and friendly Hair Salon in the area. Cute Clean, good parking spot, there is nice coffee shop to if you want to try the coffee shop.:)
My hair can be really difficult for some people to cut and I've had a few people butcher it back in the day, but I found Nina working at Floyd's in Burbank a few years ago and she's done a great job every time. I've been following her to every barbershop and salon she's worked at for years now and she just opened this place in Atwater with some other stylists. I haven't had a cut by any of the other stylist, but I can 100% recommend Nina. She is really great at what she does and is a really wonderful person. Very fair prices too for LA. Especially since there's no doubt that you'll be walking out satisfied.Book an appointment here: https://www.vagaro.com/TheAtwaterParlour#.UNye96xJaSo
HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL, COURTEOUS, GREAT PRICES and FAAAAAAST!!!! Can not say enough nice things about Dave and his company. Called today to have a keyed doorknob installed on my bedroom door and an hour later Scott was at my Stuy Town apartment and 15 minutes later my new lock was installed. So professional and courteous, Scott really made me feel comfortable when he showed up and he was FAST! I called 5 other locksmiths who all wanted upwards of $170 to install the lock and Dave did it for $79!!!! Awesome Price, Great Staff, Amazingly Fast Service! if ever need a Locksmith Company in Los Angeles, CA call to: Gold Locksmith Store they avilable 24/7: 310-819-4847.
James Kendall Salon is hands down the best new addition to West Hollywood!! Salon owner James Kendall has been cutting and styling hair for many years and I was lucky to have found him. I have long hair and it has looked the same forever—James found ways to not only style it but make it more manageable. Anival Morales is nothing short of a miracle worker. I moved to L.A. six and half years ago with hair in desperate need of a color fix. I’ve been with him ever since and get compliments on my color everywhere I go! He and James both have an extensive celebrity list and after you visit James Kendall Salon it’s easy to see why. They are both hair geniuses!
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.