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From Business: 1st Impressions Home Remodeling & Handyman Service is a remodeling contractor serving the Baltimore, MD area since 1983. Services include Remodeling Contractor, H…
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I am the president of the Marlton Swim and Recreation Club in Upper Marlboro. I went to ask for donation from this business and was promised one with no hesitation. We received the donation which helped towards the cost of the pool in 2017. Thank you, Beauty House. iris hughes President,
Javier Torres is expecting the $700 you owe him since December for the labor and construction work he did for you to open up your shop. He doesn't want a deal for the money he's earned. He did a fantastic job on the floor and set up.
Well I haven't been in this location. Maybe I will try it. It's in Kettering so it may be cleaner. Suitland location... Making an appointment is useless. Stylists are good but you get comfortable with one and the 2 weeks, they are no longer there... Clean that salon up in suitland my kid has dermatitis... Never had this in her life before the brat Box in suitland.
My daughter has been going to this salon for years. I have been faithful even through the constant relocating. I can honestly say that today is my daughters last visit to Iconz 4 Kids. My husband took my daughter and asked for her usual hair style "half and half". When I saw my daughter her hair was done in a completely different style. Not thinking that it wouldn't be a big deal, I called that salon and asked if I could bring her back to have the style corrected. The gentleman on the phone took down my information and said he would call me back. After two hours I decided to go in person to the salon as I had some shopping to do in the same shopping center. The same man that I spoke to on the phone was sitting at the desk playing on his cellphone. He told be "oh I got busy and forgot to call you back". Again I inquired about rectifying the situation and he became irritated and extremely rude. He started yelling at me so I raised my voice and told him that I had been a long time customer and that I was not happy with how he was treating me. He became so belligerent my mother had to step in and defuse that situation. Finally after going back and forth a new appointment was made to have another stylist fix my daughters hair. I again mentioned that I had been a long time customer and that I was considering not returning because of how I was treated. His response was "fine, good for you". I have never been treated so poorly. I asked for the salon owners information and he told me that he was the owner. I highly doubt that he was the salon owner. This is no way to run a business, especially a business involving children.
The BRAT BOX Salons are outstanding!!! They have the best braiders and service. No waiting in the one in Suitland and open everyday. Keep growing BRAT BOX. This is a much needed service.
I visited this salon to have a simple touch up done by Shawn Bobo. She applied the chemical and once I was rinsed out, I notice clumps of my hair coming out. She tried to hide it by preventing my to view the mirror. She then took the hair that was falling out and refused to give it to me when I asked for it. I felt her roughly pulling thru my hair and got up to look in the mirror and then saw my hair matted and so clumped that a comb/brush could not be used. I immediate asked her to refrain from touching my hair but she actually pulled my arm and pushed me into the chair by my shoulders and started roughly pulling through my hair again. I got up from the chair again and and asked her to keep her hands off of me. I fell into tears as I assessed the damage of my hair in the mirror. In an attempt to hide the damage from other customers she put me in a room in the back which I refused to remain in. OTher patrons saw my hair making comments of how terrible her services was because I would have to have my hair cut being the clots of hair would not come out. I did not want further damage to my hair so I had to leave the salon with wet, tangle, broken, damaged hair. At no time did Shawn apologize or take ownership of the situation. SHe tried to blame this disaster on my hair being oily. Once all clumps were removed I had a 10 inch diameter ball of hair which broke off. In order to even my hair it will have to be cut to ear length. My hair at arrival of the salon was past shoulder length. i am filling complaints against this salon and the stylist. I only gave it one star because that was the lowest available. DO NOT GO TO THIS SALON OR HAVE SHAWN BOBO STYLE YOUR HAIR.
I took my granddaughter to this salon to get cornrows. This was the worst,job of doing cornrows I have ever seen. I could have done better and I don't do hair. I would never recommend this salon to anyone. The cornrows my granddaughter have will not last a week. $35.00 for what?
I had 2 children at this daycare and it was an excellent experience. she has a great balance of kindness, care and structure for the children. One of my children tested in early to kindergarten because of Mrs. R.
I have been a client at Cachet's Hair Studio for a year and I have had a great experience. The hair stylist are very professional and I always leave satisfied.
They moved, but good. The owners appeared to be stressed and very unpleasent to to clients and stylists are saying they are leaving because of the pay. This salon is not a kids place because it is too uptight. Anyone can paint walls yellow, blue and green and call it a kids salon, but it takes a caring people to deal with kids in any environment. The prices are too high and you pay for every thing. I will not go there because the new location is too far, but I hear there is a new kids salon in that same location in Kettering. Iconz, stick to adults. You have no patience for kids.
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.