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Salon Antoine is a gorgeous, exotic place in the heart of the Hillcrest community. When I first walked in I was taken by a wall painting of Venice, Italy. I immediately knew I was going to like this place. Words are not enough to describe the beauty of this painting that will make you feel like you are in heaven as soon as you walk in. What was even more impressing each mirror in the salon, reflects the Venice painting in it self. I wanted to stay there and just stare at it all day long. The rest of the salon is a very clean, bright and airy. The owner, Antoine and his staff are very friendly and welcoming. I could tell that they care about everyone who walks in, whether you are a client or just a stranger with a question. I came in a couple of times to see Antoine and each time I watched how he interacts with his clients. If I didn't know any better, I would think his clients were a part of his family. He and his staff are very personable with each client and according to Antoine no one at the salon cuts corners on services or products. The salon's mission statement truly reflects in the people who work there, don't look for quantity, look for quality. And Antoine will make sure that you get that quality every time. He is an expert in multi hair color. He has been in business in San Diego for over 30 years after hands on training all over Europe, including the fashion city of the world, Paris. This is why prices at the Antoine Salon are a just by a few bucks higher than the norm, but hey pitching in a few extra dollars for excellent service at one of the most exotic salons in San Diego is worth it. And don't forget you get that free trip to Italy.
I am a first time client at Re:vive and I chose this salon because of their Deva Certified curl specialist, Kendall. As a curly-haired individual, I have had a number of traumatic haircuts. My appointment with Kendall was such a breath of fresh hair. She was ready for me on time. It's evident that she is very knowledgeable about curly hair. She kept me informed so that I knew what she was doing and why she was doing it every step of the way. She showed me how to properly care for and style my hair and what types of products I should be using. It was very clear that she really cared about her clients and was passionate about the work she did. She was also just a very nice person and easy to talk to. I love my haircut and my hair looks and feels probably the best it has ever felt in its natural state. Even though I felt like she was very thorough and really took her time, she still finished my appointment within the two-hour timeframe given to me when I called to schedule it. I would recommend Kendall even if I had straight hair just because of the level of service she provided. She did inform me that she does straight haired clients as well! As for the salon itself, it's clean, organized, deceptively large, and the decor's nice. The girls at the front desk were personable and even reminded me about the $10 off coupon from their website that I had mentioned back when I called to make the appointment weeks earlier. I will definitely re-schedule with Kendall the next time I am due for a haircut and I am considering taking advantage of some of their spa services as well. If you have curly hair, do yourself a favor and make an appointment.
(Melhorn Construction, Inc. Logo) July 26, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: I am writing this letter to personally recommend Bloom General Construction and Precision Excavation, Inc. for concrete and utility work, particularly: concrete flatwork, CIP cheek walls, fire and sewer and utility service connections. We just completed a very high end project, Enertree, LLC. Condominiums located in La Jolla, California, on Coast Blvd. Precision, and Bloom, were professional, conscientious, and very reliable and responsive team members, and exceeded our expectations. They were extremely flexible on extra work and were instrumental in the means and methods needed to solve problems and keep the costs to a minimum. This project was very difficult, from access and working from a very busy beach area street, to intermittent large pockets of beach sand which caused cave-ins when the sewer lateral service was installed. Expectations were consistently met and problems were expeditiously solved allowing the project to stay on schedule. Bloom General Construction and Precision Excavation, Inc. were honest, ethical, and I highly recommend them as a solid construction company and business partner. They were a pleasure to have on our job. Sincerely, John Hardisty President Melhorn Construction, Inc. Please contact Bloom General Construction for media matters concerning this letter of recommendation. Permission for reproduction granted by orignal author of this document.
The concept of advanced skincare is very foreign to me. Even more foreign is the idea of having someone squeeze my pores to extract goop out of face. I've been using bar soap on my face for all my life, Dove, Neutrogena, Dial, Irish Spring, you name it. This has served me well for most of my adult life, but I'm older now, and my years of neglect are definitely evident, especially in Facebook pictures. It was a recent Facebook picture which I quickly untagged that prompted my visit to Moxie Skincare. My forehead was shiny, I had dark circles under my eyes, and my crow’s feet looked like eagle’s talons. I looked tired, haggard and old. Elizabeth was highly recommended by my lady friends and her salon was conveniently located so I figured, “what the hell, I'm gonna get me a facial” (it didn’t hurt that she was drop dead gorgeous). I’ve always thought of facials as a luxury for the affluent. Unnecessary pampering for people with way too much disposable income. I was wrong. Elizabeth was awesome. The facial I received was nothing like what I expected; it was clinical yet relaxing (I actually dozed off during portions of it…maybe even drooled). She asked me what my skin concerns were, walked me through every step of my facial, recommended products and provided a regimen for me to follow at home. I’ve also noticed a difference in my skin immediately after the treatment and days after. Her office was beautiful, clean and had plenty of free parking. I’ll definitely be back!
Hair Life would not be the same without Rita at Super Cuts. Twice she made magic. Last summer I stumbled in with long hair long enough to sit on, covering a sweathy next and requested change. She came up with what she termed a, "Sassy" do, and so it is. Classy, modern, sophisticated, wash and wear, go everywhere, alwasy looked great. Then time-saver that I am stepped into nearby Great Clips where someone proformed the hair hack job of historical ruin. When asked to shape it up the gal responded, "No. If I thin my hair the ends split." It was so awful two weeks later I returned asking for help. Same gal further ruined my hair. A month after being asked to return the manager did what she could with no-repair, no fix, permanent ragged damage. Took 5 months to grow out enough to even begin to remedy what they did. This morning when in a hurry slapping a few rollers in place to keep 10:00 a.m. appointment I noticed the top even stood up and waved gently while wet. Came here looking for a place to phone to thank Rina for what she does that every day verifies the reality, "Hair is the smartest thing we wear." Thank YOU Rita. I'll never leave you. Promise. Did I tip you enough last time? If not, would you like my car? (Kidding, just kidding.) Thanks again. Claudia Strasbaugh email@example.com PS: If you ever want to write a book about the people you hack on, I'll gladly support and mentor you.
Went with a friend to this Spa. The woman at the desk was very friendly. She informed us of the services that they offer and what time(s) they could fit us in because we were not scheduled appts. and it was Saturday morning. We paid our fees and wen to the back area to wait for body scrub/massage. There were shower stalls, steam sauna, and dry sauna, also hot tub. They also have a relaxation room where you can take a nap or just relax. They also have lounge chairs and offer complimentary coffee, tea, and water. When you are called for your scrub/massage, you go to this corner of the room where you lie on a table covered with plastic and the scrubbing begins. You are scurbbed head to toe, front and back. (Not for the extremly shy, because you are totally naked). The only person clothed is the attendant. After the scrub, you are rinsed with very soothing luke warm water and then the massage begins (if you opt'd for that). Scrubbing attendant was very professional (doesn't speak much English), but was good at his job. Your genitals are exposed, but never touched and when possible, he has your junk covered with a hand towel. You are never made to feel weird or uncomfortable. Afterward, you get dressed, grab yourself some water and check out with the woman at the desk. Great place if you have a couple of hours to spend and want a refressing Korean style scrub/massage for $100.
WorldSpa is an intimate full service salon and day spa that is tucked into a charming area of UNiversity Heights. Upon entering the salon, it seems limited in terms of space, but this is not the case at all. Worldspa opens up in the back including a 2500 square foot courtyard decorated with beautiful statues and ornaments. The courtyard setting is zen and tropical with a private thatched roof cabana, a 450 gallon splash pool, and the sound of fountain water. Inside, the spa has an infrared redwood dry sauna, a eucalyptus steam shower, and four additional thatched roof cabanas. Also, the relaxed attitude of the staff makes you feel comfortable while inside or out. The spa looked so wonderful that I had to experience their services for myself. I received the "chocolate massage". After entering a candle lit private room I was told to lie on the internally heated massage table and relax. The soothing music playing in the room made it easy for me to fall asleep. I was gently wakened by the masseuse who proceeded to massage me with chocolate oil. This oil, along with all the other oils used at WorldSpa, is made in house. I overheard talk about marshmallows in the waiting area before my massage. I didn't understand it then, but that's exactly how I felt after my WorldSpa experience.
PB House of Style has been in business for ten years and is run by Vanh and her three sisters who are all stylists. Catering to both men and women for haircuts, highlights, coloring and waxing, this trio has created a relaxed and fun atmosphere for those seeking services a couple blocks from the beach. Whenever I visit a salon or am looking for a new stylist I make sure to check out the goods, meaning I rate the stylist's hair. I was able to speak with Anna, a stylist and one of Vanh's sisters, and was immediately envious of the style and color of her blonde hair. She said it's great working with her sisters and they cut and color each other's hair, which is great for them since they are professionals. Top 40 music plays in the background and the latest fashion magazines line the table. It's the kind of upbeat, comfortable vibe that you would expect from a family run business who all work in a field they love. It's a clean and simplistic decorated salon without being dull. It's an upbeat feel without being overwhelming. PB House of Style is in a great location being only a couple of blocks from the beach on one of the main streets in Pacific Beach, Grand Ave. It's been a staple of the community for a decade but is also a great find for newcomers looking for a new hairstyle or look.
Dream Hair Design is all about becoming the person you dream yourself to be…at least when it comes to your hair. “If it’s dream-able, it’s achievable,” claims Staysea Hodge, owner of Dream Hair Design and variations on that motto are painted on every wall of his salon. Staysea has been cutting, designing, and doin’ do’s for the last twenty years, catering mainly to Hillcrest’s African American community in everything from weaves to highlights. The salon itself looks dreary and small from the outside. On the inside, however, it is buzzing with life and energy at each of the seven cutting stations, all of which are usually occupied simultaneously. The stylists become quick friends with the customers, joking around while they start an up-do or retouch a series of cornrows. The prices at Dream Hair Design will not break your bank: ladies can get a number of services ranging from $25.00 to $100.00 and gentlemen can walk away with their ears lowered for a handsome $10.00. Plenty of parking is available behind the store, as is a private room for hair projects that might take more than an hour or two to complete. “Whatever you want,” Staysea remarks in regards to his business, “it’s a dream a way.”
I never thought that I would be writing a review for a manicurist, but it is precisely because this particular manicurist at Salon Bella -- Holly Johnson -- is so special that I am able to do this. I have been a nail biter all of my life and have felt terribly ashamed about it. In preparation for my wedding, I decided that I finally had to come to grips with this life long habit. With trepidation, I looked for a manicurist, and it was my great fortune to find Holly. She never, once, made me feel ashamed or bad about myself. There was no judgment, only support and encouragement. She accepted me where I was at that point, and we began our journey together to turn this problem around. Much to my amazement, acrylic nails ended up helping me "jump start" growing my own nails (similar to a nicodine patch, I would say, for smokers). I am no longer wearing them, and while I consider myself a "recovering nail biter," with relapses now and then, I am light years from where I was. I credit Holly with this. She has, literally, been my "nail therapist," and I would recommend her to anyone who no longer wants to feel self-conscious about their fingernails."
There are different kinds of electricians. Some mostly work with contractors to install and map out electrical circuits inside homes and commercial buildings while others lay wire for large projects such as telephone lines and traffic lights. Keep this in mind when narrowing your search for a professional. If you need a tradesperson to work on your home or building, contact an inside or house wire expert. These professionals specialize in designing and putting new electrical systems in place for houses and commercial buildings.
When you contact an electrical contractor, describe the job that needs completing. Maybe you have a large project, like a remodeling plan that requires new wiring, or a small one, such as replacing a light switch or socket. Let the electrician know. Not every person you call will have the training and know-how to do more complex work.
To further hone your search, make sure you ask electricians the following questions before hiring:
1. Are You Licensed?
Trades such as HVAC, plumbing and electrical work require contractors to carefully install complicated systems that could be hazardous if they're installed incorrectly. Therefore, most states require electricians to receive training and obtain a license before working. An electrician that's licensed is one that's competent and knowledgeable enough of his or her trade to install and maintain electrical systems.
Electricians must complete thousands of hours of training in order to get a license to practice their trade, so make sure not only the company you choose but the employees doing the work show you their license. When you view the license, ensure that it's up to date and that it's issued by your state.
2. Are You Bonded?
There's potentially a lot that can go wrong if a tradesperson like an electrician installs wiring the wrong way. To spare you and your home or office from subpar work, make sure the electrician is bonded. Being bonded means the professional has an intermediary that can pay for any damage caused to a property or foot the bill if the contractor fails to finish the job.
3. Are You Insured?
Besides a bond, you also need an electrician that's insured. Many states require contractors to carry some form of insurance along with their license. Insist that whomever you hire has the proper amount of insurance for the work you need done and call the insurer to check the policy.
See that who you hire for the job has liability and workers' compensation insurance so you don't end up paying for injuries or accidents caused by the company's work. Workers' compensation insurance means the business can provide for any of its employees if they're hurt on the job.
4. Is Your Business Licensed?
Not only should you check that the electrician is licensed by your state, you should also ask if his or her company has the certification to operate in your area. Both the electrician as well as the business he or she works for need licenses either issued by the state or local municipality.
5. Who Will Do the Work?
Ensure the person who actually comes out to complete the work is licensed, bonded and insured. You need to know not just the company that's doing the work but the person they're sending out to your home or building. Make sure the employee doing the job isn't an unsupervised apprentice. If it happens that the business uses a subcontractor, check with both the company and the tradesperson that the same kind of bond and insurance applies for that subcontractor as it would for an employee.
6. How Much Do You Charge by the Hour?
If you have a small and simple job that needs completing, such as a new light switch, then ask the electrician how much they charge for it before hiring him or her. When it comes to larger, more intensive and time-consuming work, you'll want to inquire about the contractor's hourly rate. Many tradespeople will offer to come out to your home or building, examine it and give you an estimate as well as tell you how much they charge per hour. It's best to get this in writing before proceeding.
While you're at it, call several electricians to come out to your home to give you an estimate on the work. This way you can get an idea of what the average price of the job will be.
7. Do You Offer a Warranty?
Many reputable tradespeople provide warranties for their work. Inquire if both the labor and parts the electrician uses are under warranty and how long the work is guaranteed for.
8. Do You Have or Need a Permit?
Depending on what kind of repairs or installation you need, your city could require a permit for the electrical work. Ask your electrician if the job calls for one and have him or her put the permit under his or her name. Ensuring the tradesperson obtains a permit will safeguard you from any blame if the labor turns out to be subpar.
Finding a trustworthy electrician isn't hard, but you must do your due diligence. Make sure whomever you hire is licensed, bonded and insured, and that the professional can show you proof of all three as well as get the necessary permit for the job. Besides these important factors, you can take further steps to guarantee you obtain a reputable tradesperson.
1. Get Referrals
Ask your family, friends or neighbors if they can recommend a professional to you and inquire if they're pleased with the work. Better yet, ask them if they can show you the project the electrician completed and ask them how long it took the worker to complete it.
2. Look Online
It can't hurt to also check electricians out online. Look for reviews, ratings and, most importantly, see if they have any complaints on file with your municipality or with your local business bureaus. If former customers filed grievances against them, you may want to steer clear.
3. Ask for a Quote
Reputable electricians will give you a quote for small work over the phone if you ask and will travel to your home to quote you a price for larger jobs. Be wary of one that declines to give you an estimate or insists that he or she charge you for coming out to your house.
4. Ask Them About Their Experience
Being bonded, licensed and insured is all well and good, but you also need an experienced professional to do the work. With that said, interview electricians about past projects they completed and how many years they've been in business or how much training they have.
5. Be Wary of Suspiciously Low Estimates
Watch out for contractors that greatly underbid other electricians. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Also, always remember to get the estimate in writing before settling on a company.
While all electricians need a license, not all of them do the same types of jobs. They are usually split up into three groups: outside, inside and residential.
Outside: These types of electricians work outdoors on electrical lines that connect to power plants.
Inside: Inside experts typically focus on commercial and industrial buildings that require a lot of power.
Residential: If you're a homeowner, you'll most likely need to hire an electrician that specializes in residential wiring. Residential electricians work with low-voltage systems and wiring to install fuse boxes and light fixtures.
Like many trade groups, electricians learn their craft by going to vocational schools and shadowing professionals on the job. In order to become a full-fledged professional, a person must undergo an apprenticeship with master and journeyman electricians. An apprentice needs 8,000 hours of practical work before graduating to the journeyman level.
If an apprentice reaches journeyman status, he or she can complete most electrical work but cannot design it until completing more testing along with 2,000 more on-the-job hours.
Many do-it-yourself enthusiasts might be inclined to fix electrical problems around their home, but they risk shock and bodily injury. It's always best to call a licensed electrician, even if you have something as small as an improperly working wall outlet.
Keep the following safety tips in mind: