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Most people think of pawn stores as a way to make cash quickly or a place to buy an inexpensive ring. In reality, they're a lot more complex than simple buy-and-sell transactions…
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Most people think of pawn stores as a way to make cash quickly or a place to buy an inexpensive ring. In reality, they're a lot more complex than simple buy-and-sell transactions…
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They did some storm water drainage for our subdivision Great work for fair priceVery knowledgeable in this area
Im going to keep this as short and sweet as possible.I booked an apt to receive an ombré, but I left with orange hair that looked like it had been dip dyed. No I did not say anything before I left because I wanted to give it a chance. This was September 8th, 2 days before hurricane Irma hit south west florida. Because of this and because I was about 34 weeks pregnant I evacuated the state of fl. We didn’t come back for a little over a week. Once getting back, I still absolutely hated it And I did not feel comfortable going back there to get it fixed. The reason for this was, every stylist who was in the shop at the time told me how absolutely amazing it looked, when that was very much not true. Even the owner told me it looked great. So that being said, i went to a good friend mother who is a stylist and showed her what happened. She was so appalled at what they did to my hair , it took about 6 hrs of color correcting and 300$ later to fix what had been done. About a week or so after I got my hair corrected , we got in contact with the owner and told her about our experience and just asked for our 150 back. Which she refused todo and also accused me of messing my own hair up ? Then proceeded to block us on Facebook messenger when we were nothing but polite about the issue.Furthermore , the cut was not even either.I have added photos of what I received. The first and biggest photo is the one I showed to the stylist and asked for. The 3 photos on the right side, it want I walked out of there looking like. The photo directly under the biggest photo to the left side is what my hair looked like after I got it fixed by a different stylist. To whom I should have went to in the beginning And the inner photo next to my fixed hair , is proof that Susan the owner blocked my partner from Facebook after she politely asked for our money back and told her about our experience.
"I've never had to walk out of a hair salon with WET & TANGLED hair. I booked an appointment with Massiel Rodriguez for 1:00pm. I walked in & she was attending to somebody else. After she was done she sat down & was chit chatting to the other stylist. After being there for over an hour Massiel finally attended to me. But she passed me off to the OTHER stylist. The other stylist washed my hair & this is where things go from bad to worse. After the other stylist put the deep conditioner in my hair. I was sitting down waiting for ANOTHER HOUR. Massiel checked my hair & told me that it was very tangled & it would take long to untangled. After that nobody touched my hair. The other stylist started doing a perm & when she was done she started sweeping. New customers came in & the other stylist attended to them. I got fed up & left. I left $15 on the counter because they did wash my hair. Nobody cared that I left with a head full of WET TANGLED HAIR. I got home to see if I could just do it myself, but it was just too tangled. I went back to the salon trying to discuss things with them. They looked at me if they didn't remember me & tried to blame me for my hair being tangled & wet. Massiel didn't even try to do anything about the situation. She just told me to get the FU*k out of her shop. I will NEVER go back there again & unfortunately alot of my hair came out. So if you want to lose hair go to this salon. If you want to keep your hair just go to the dominican salon up the block. "
I had an appointment with Andrea last Saturday and it was one of the worst experiences at a hair salons I have ever experienced! I have to been to many salons (too many to count) in many different states.This place is too overpriced and I felt taken advantage of! I had an appt. with Andrea after reading great reviews. She was running 20 minutes late and didn't apologize or mention anything. The pamphlet with their prices seemed reasonable and fair. Please be aware that it states "starting price". I had my grays covered, some highlights and a conditioning treatment. I had never been to a salon where the dye burned my scalp this badly. Also, while applying the dye, Andrea made a mess on my forehead and ears and didn't wipe it all off. She was very unprofessional and sloppy! The dye was very painful and my scalp was red as a tomato when Andrea rinsed the dye off! I normally have my hair blow dried straight but decided not to have it done because of the horrible condition of my scalp. I also had hair trimmed 1 inch. I received a SHOCK when I went to pay for these services! The price reflected on the pamphlet were not even close to the price charged! I wish Andrea would have disclosed her prices before performing the services!! Unfortunately, I assumed that the price would be close to $200 or less as shown on the price list. Even after all this, she charged me for the services OVER $300. I mentioned my dissatisfaction to the receptionist and how upset I was about the whole experience and she stated that she would let Andrea know. I have not been contacted by anyone from the salon and would not recommend this salon to anyone!!! Andrea is not professional and her services are VERY OVERPRICED and not worth it!! It is very disappointing and overpriced!!!
If you're looking for someplace to get your hair colored or cut or styled this is the place you want to go. They have different levels of hair stylists from the beginner to the extremely experienced.The ladies in the shop go out of their way to make sure you're happy with everything. You will never leave this shop unsatisfied.
I saw all the expensive hot rods and exotics on their web site, and didn't realize that these guys can handle ALL insurance claims! I seriously was treated like a person and not a number... they held my hand through my insurance claim better than my state farm rep! I would definitely recommend the West Coast Body shop if you get in an accident, call them and they will help you through the entire process. www.westcoastbodyshop.com
Clive Crew has relocated to Cameo Salon and Spa which is down the street from Pure Hair. I have had Clive cut my hair since he was at Paul Mitchel and love his energy, technique, and artistic vision. Although I cannot say the same for Pure Hair. There is a lot going on at this salon, and not for the right reasons. The decor has a lot going on. Some of the staff can be too casual. I am happy to go elsewhere.
As of 3-31-2014, Amanda Goldsborough is now back at Pure Hair in Lutz. She does an awesome job and will work with you to keep your hair in great health! Book with Amanda at Pure Hair! You won't be disappointed! (ask for her by last name as there is another Amanda there)
As of 3-31-2014, Amanda Goldsborough is now back at Pure Hair in Lutz. She does an awesome job and will work with you to keep your hair in great health! Book with Amanda at Pure Hair! You won't be disappointed! (just remember there's TWO Amanda's there - so use the last name too)
The Hair House has moved to this new location, (previously Valentino's) as of Jan. 1st, 2013... We love the new space. Bigger and better. Beautiful wood floors throughout, 2 restrooms, 2 front door handicap parking spaces, a lake view, semiprivate pedicure space and a larger stockroom for the staff, which they love. And best of all, great neighboring businesses that coordinate better with our clients and theirs. 813-949-3900.... www.my hair house.com
There has perhaps never been a better tool for do-it-yourself home handymen than the internet. With detailed instructions and videos explaining how to perform a number of common maintenance and renovation tasks around a house, an untrained homeowner might be surprised at how much he or she can accomplish with a quick search online. But even with all of this information, there are still many jobs that lie far outside the scope of most DIY enthusiasts. General contractors are there to fill in this gap.
A general contractor specializes in seeing a home remodel or repair project through from start to finish. To do this, the contractor works with the client - whether they are a homeowner or business - to nail down the scope of the work. Then he or she will turn to one or more subcontractors for specific tasks, like equipment operation, design, electrical work or whatever else is needed.
In essence, general contractors could be thought of as middlemen between a homeowner or business owner and any number of specialists. To get their money's worth, many assume they should just "cut out the middleman" and hire specialists directly, but this often proves more difficult in practice. General contractors won't be completing an entire project by themselves, but should have a long list of dependable experts who can work together and accomplish any task. They might also serve as the manager on the site of a construction project, overseeing workers and providing guidance and assistance when needed. For larger projects, though, the contractor might only handle administrative matters and employ a foreman or other professional for on-site supervision.
There are many general contractors who also specialize in certain tasks themselves. There is usually at least one general contractor on hand to organize the construction of an entire home, for example. But general contractors could also help a homeowner add an additional bedroom, build an in-ground pool or complete a major landscaping project. They could also work with a business to add or improve office space, whether that means making more room or converting a commercial building from a nail salon to a restaurant. Basically, if it's a job that involves building or repairing, a general contractor probably knows how to get it done.
No matter what the exact job may be, a contractor will probably need to accomplish several other essential tasks in pursuit of the ultimate goal, which may include:
Every general contractor performing any kind of work on a project must be licensed to do so in their state. The guidelines for the specifics on licensing vary from state to state. Some states might only require registration of contractors, which is different from licensing. Registration typically means that there must be a written record of what work is being performed and by whom, but it does not guarantee professional knowledge. Licensing, on the other hand, involves an examination process to assess professional competence.
Whether your state requires licensing or registration of contractors, there should be a record of most professionals willing to complete certain projects in your area. Check your state or county website for more information. In states that require licensing, every licensed contractor's contact information is available online or from another public source.
Not every project needs to be completed by a licensed or registered contractor. If it's just a minor job that won't take more than a day or two, and will cost less than a few hundred dollars, it's likely not necessary to find a licensed or registered contractor. However, anything bigger or more expensive, or a project involving plumbing or electrical work, needs to be completed by a licensed or registered professional.
General contractors also must be covered by an insurance policy. This should include liability coverage for any property damage that could be inflicted in the course of a job. It should also include a worker's compensation policy in case anyone is injured on the job. Before hiring a contractor for anything, ask for written proof of this insurance to see exactly what is covered.
A number of trade associations for contractors in the U.S. exist. Some of the biggest include:
Most trade associations for general contractors will provide references for anyone looking to hire a contractor for a specific project. They may also provide a number of benefits for their members, including assistance with licensing, training, insurance and business development.
No matter what you need accomplished, you want to choose a contractor who can get the job done right at a reasonable price. Obviously, this is easier said than done, but there are a few steps you can take to ensure you find a trustworthy general contractor.
The first, and perhaps most reliable, way to find a general contractor is to ask friends and family members for a recommendation. If you know anyone who has had major work done on their home, particularly if it's a similar job, ask them who they hired and if they were pleased with the result. You could also ask neighbors about who they've hired if you notice work being done on their house. Many remodeling contractors post signs in front of homes to advertise their services. As a general rule, it's rarely a good idea to hire a contractor who solicits work by going door to door.
If you are considering hiring a contractor without a personal recommendation, ask the contractor for references from past clients, and do as much background research on them as possible. Look for any complaints (or compliments) online to get a better idea of their track record. There are a number of websites specializing in connecting contractors with people or businesses who need work done. These sites may also allow past clients to submit their own reviews of the contractor.
Before hiring a contractor, make sure you are both in agreement on the project's budget. It's normal for most contractors to charge clients a premium not only for the labor expenses and zoning expertise, but for acquiring the materials as well. Be as clear and concise as possible regarding what you'll be purchasing yourself and what you will be paying the contractor to complete. Homeowners may be able to find a better deal on raw materials when they purchase these directly, but they first need to be sure they aren't buying the wrong things.
Don't forget to discuss how the project will be finalized and what will be done about cleanup. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.
As previously mentioned, you need to make sure to follow any state and local regulations regarding construction work, which includes hiring a licensed or registered general contractor. Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.
Perhaps the best way to feel safe about a contractor and the work being done is to hire a contractor you trust. This is why relying on personal references from friends and family is so important, and will often provide a great deal of peace of mind. If you aren't able to obtain a reference, work to conduct extensive research on the contractor as well as the work you are hiring them to perform. This should bring everyone's expectations into alignment and result in a safe work environment.
Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work to be done and all costs are listed in the contract, right down to the most precise details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse.
Once the specifics of the job are nailed down, be sure to discuss the payment schedule with the contractor. This is important because paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule with the contractor, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. It's a good idea to include this payment plan in the contract as well.
Finally, look into getting a lien release signed before work begins. If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. This can trigger a long legal process that may be frustrating. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered. A lien dispute could also be prevented by performing due diligence prior to picking a contractor, as any contractor with good credit and a long track record of satisfied clients should have no trouble paying for materials and labor once all contract conditions have been met.
Once work is underway, it's never a bad idea to check up on the progress of the job, either by staying in touch with the contractor over the phone or visiting the site in person. If you work with a trustworthy professional, it's probably best to keep your distance and allow everyone to stay busy. If you want to keep an eye on things, make sure workers wear the right safety gear and that everything looks to be moving along according to schedule. Finally, once work is finished and you are satisfied, be sure to thank your contractor and tell friends or family members about your experience.