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Years ago I went into a Smart Style and they butchered my hair. It was bad enough that people were stopping me in the street to tell me how bad it was (I'm not kidding). I went to Alex and he fixed it without shaving my head - which was incredible. Fast forward a few weeks, my mom goes to a different Smart Style, and I kid you not, they ruined her hair (I don't know why she went there instead of Alex, who I was recommending). She goes to Alex and he fixes it. Not just fixes it - but makes it so good that my overly-picky mother is thrilled. We've both been going to Alex ever since. It's really great because he's very professional, but very laid back. He can joke around, but you'll never hear anything negative or offensive from him. He takes the time to listen and find out what you want and then makes his suggestions, but ultimately in the end you get what YOU want instead of what he thinks you should have (which I think we've all experienced at least once or twice with other stylists in other places). The whole environment at his salon is very stress-free. Get some tea, coffee, water or wine, sit back and relax. You get a massage (if you want one, I skip but my mom always has hers, I'm just not a "touchy" person) and then you just sit back. I've never left unhappy. I know that sometimes it can be a "red flag" when a place has all 5 star ratings, but he really does deserve them, and I'm saying this as a customer, not a family member or a friend. He does a really fantastic job.
Good evening, Here I am writing a review on Yelp. I was in class thinking to myself, "My nails look crappy and I am afraid to go to anymore nail salons. Maybe I should for someone who is not vietnamese or asian...." Not being racist, but I have had the most horrible services and then they get upset when you stand your ground. They become upset when I decided that I do not like the pain they are causing me. However, I found this great place and they were open till 8pm. I called as soon as i arrived home, and there after I was on my way to the salon to get my nails done. The service was friendly and familiar. We got to laugh together and chit chat. She was gentle and efficient. It felt like time went by quickly. As opposed to other places like Sienna, or Top Design Nails i felt welcomed and cared for with my sensitive fingers. Thank you for your services. I will continue to come back for more. I felt great being there. XOXO
Best haircut of my life. I normally do not go out of my way to write a review about a place however rowdy hair is by far one of the best places I have ever been to get a haircut and I have been to a lot of places it is a little pricey but totally worth the money if you want a great haircut I got my haircut with a guy named Maddie and it was by far the best experience ever since salon is very clean and the people are very nice and they hold a great conversation while you were sitting in their chair by the way the chairs are comfortable for people who are getting things done that take a very long time in the sink to get your hair shampooed are amazing because they come to you rather than you going to it if you were looking for a place to give you the best haircut of your life this is definitely the place
If you want an excellent job done right the first time Dr.Chem Dry is the company to call!! My carpet looks brand new thanks to Dan who was the professional that knows his job very well!! My family has been in the carpet cleaning business for 40 years, unfortunately they live out of state, in speaking with my sister who owns the business she told me exactly what to look for in a cleaning company, the equipment and the knowledge of its owners is priority, Dr Chem Dry has it ALL. I sent the pictures to my sister when the job was completed and she who is the expert agreed EXCELLENT work!!
Both Amy and Kim have a wonderful salon in Room #5 which I visited on 9/20/2016. Amy was my stylist and we reviewed several different men's hair styles and we agreed on the best looking and low maintenance style as us men usually don't like to fuss with our hair. To my delight it came out very nice and I love it!!!!....Salon is very clean and pleasant with lots of personal attention...no waiting around as she is by appointment only. I highly recommend Amy as she is very professional, talented, and friendly. She is now my regular stylist....Thanks so much Amy.
I LOVE THIS PLACE ! the dining area inside has got the largest collection of phoenix memorabilia I've ever seen in fact soo much so that the owner opened a gift store just to handle the volume of colorful handmade items both new and vintage from elvis to jaws yah the shark to gumball machines 5 ft tall to hand blown glass trinkets of love for the special person . its a treat for the eye as well as the pallet and remember this is long wong #1 he started the long wong wing revolution where all the others are judged by . long live the ron at my favorite long wongs.
I've gotten take out from them for years and while they're always incredibly busy, they're always nice, the food is always just what I ordered, they frequently give a little extra of the sourdough bread cause they know we love it and we're regulars now and with Marie Callenders gone, they are the ONLY great pie place around town to grab a pie anytime. And theirs are so so good. Thanks guys, please never close! Oh, also grew up with the one at Metrocenter and it was where I discovered they made bar-none chocolate milkshakes...thick and delicious. Nom!
I have known Maritza since 2008, she was my beauty school teacher. She was the one I would go to when I needed haircuts reviewed or had questions with color. She is truly an amazing hairstylist, she always does an exceptional job ! I continue to see Maritza for all of my hair care needs. As a former hairstylist, I am extremely picky and cannot trust anyone with my hair, except for Maritza. She will do an amazing job, and I guarantee you will receive a lot of compliments, like I always do. So I HIGHLY recommend you see Maritza, she is the BEST !
I've been coming to this salon for over 6 years now and I have nothing but good things to say about the amazing work they provide, and they beautiful atmosphere they have created. Nancy is my nail tech and Kaylie is my pedicure tech... They are amazing I wouldn't think about going to any other salon even if they paid me!! I get greeted by first name when I walk in the door... Love Love Love this place... There hasn't been a design I've brought to them they haven't been able to do yet!!!
I had some repair and cleaning work to be done. I called JS flooring and repair for a quote. John came and took a look at our problem. He knew right away what needed to be done. Our tile did not fit together anymore due to fraying where the carpet met the tile. The work was done beautifully, he was very informative and worked hard to fill our needs. I recommend him to anyone that needs this kind of work. This is the first review i've ever written excuse any grammatical mistakes.
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:
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Make the right choice in carpet cleaners by considering all the options available to you and how they fit into your needs and budget.