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I was in Savannah, visiting for the holidays and got caught in the rain, the day before Thanksgiving. Needless to say, since I needed a relaxer, my hair poofed up and was not cooperating with me. I did online research and found a few referrals, I reached out, one thing led to another and God sent me to Luxe. Kim answered the phone and was nice, and I went with her. When I got to the location; the ambiance was cool, Kim was great and she permed my hair with Mizani... (ordinarily, I would not get a perm with a new stylist, without referral, however, since I was going to be here for a while, I didn't want to run the risk of my hair puffing back up). She washed and styled, and it came out very pretty. I was totally happy at the end. Whenever I'm in Savannah, Kim is my go to for life! Please tell her Tomika from Atlanta sent you!
If I could rate Clay and his crew 10 stars, I would! He and his entire crew are professional, timely and attentive to detail. I don't think I ever waited more than 5 minutes for a response from clay via text, call or email. I interviewed several companies before signing on board with Production. None of them came close to the customer service I received from Clay. We handed him a massive project for a 100+ year old house that was covered in lead based paint, wood rot, a leaky roof and ancient deteriorating gutters. He was a one stop shop for all of the above, which took the stress of hiring and coordinating multiple crews off of me. THANK YOU Clay and your entire crew, we'll definitely call you when it's time for interior remodeling!
I went recently to have my first real haircut since coming to live in Savannah. I've been hunting for a salon. It was time to finally just bite the bullet and pick one. This one is very near my home. It was a wonderful surprise to call and have them get me in the next day. Pam did the best haircut I've had in many years. Her attention to detail and her professionalism were amazing. The staff are all lovely people, respectful and kind as I've come to expect here in Savannah. The services were more than reasonable for a top quality salon. I had my hair cut washed and styled for $48 dollars. I highly recommend Horst & Co. but, above that I recommend Pam she gave me superior service.
Love does not even begin to describe how I feel about my new hair. After a tragedy with my "go-to" stylist I had to find a new one. Two years, several bad cuts and color jobs later I have found THE one! lol! Everyone is so laid back and Liz was great! She told me step by step what she was doing as she was doing it and held the perfect amount of conversation. You could tell she loves what she is doing and is very good at it. Thanks so much Liz and Color Boxx, you have a client for life! As an added note, I will say it is a little on the pricier side of high end salons. Just remember, you get what you pay for, Color Boxx and Liz are worth every single cent!
Color Boxx Hair Salon is by far the best salon in town! I've been a loyal customer for the past 5 years and not only is the environment welcoming and fun, but every single hairdresser exceeds all expectations. Having tried out multiple salons in town, Colorboxx is without a doubt beyond exceptional and blows all competitors out of the water. I would recommend Liz and Abby to anyone who needs a flawless cut and color, and Janie at the front desk is a doll. They always accommodate your schedule and get you in and out of the salon in no time, so book an appointment asap and enjoy!
When I was looking for a new stylist after my previous one retired, it was hard to find someone reliable and who knew what they were doing until a coworker referred me to Lacey of Upscale Hair. My hair had been over processed and Lacey isn't afraid to tell you what you're doing wrong with your hair and how she can fix it,.....And she can!My hair is thicker and is so much healthier now.The environment is welcoming and is not a salon where you'll hear everybody's business. You won't be there half the day getting your hair done. She's on point! Thanks for doing a great job
I moved to Savannah from NY, 1 year ago. My stylist in NY was amazing and I love the "blowout bars" that the bigger cities have to offer. I have tried multiple salons in the downtown area. None of which I have had a big WOW impression. This salon gave me that WOW. The staff was so friendly. And the cut and color was exactly what I had envisioned! I finally found a place in downtown that was clean, new, and modern!!!!!! Plus, they have there own parking lot! I continue to go back once a week for a blowout. I absolutely LOVE this salon!!!!
Scissor perfection!...It took 4 haicuts (chop-jobs), then finally.....an artist turned my mop into "fantabulous!" Jessica is top notch in every fashion. I'm so glad I have finally found my permanent hair expert. I highly recommend this shop. It's upbeat, very friendly (Dave is a jewel)...the hair products used resulted in all my frizz GONE! I left looking and feeling like a million bucks :)See you again in 5 weeks!
A beautiful new Salon. Jamie has been creating magic with my hair for 6 years and counting. When I first came to him my color was a complete mess.... he wouldn't let me leave the salon without fixing me. I can't recommend him and his new Salon enough to anyone who is afraid to find a new hairdresser. Jamie is a master colorist and a fun person to know. You always feel special and pampered there.
I have lived in Savannah for a little over 10 years and I have tried probably that many salons and stylists. The staff of W Salon and the owner, James, are BY FAR the most talented group of professionals I have met in this area. They are truly passionate about what they do and making the client experience unique. I've gotten more compliments on my hair then ever before! Thank you!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.