Visiting Hairdressers in JHB before I go into the points to help you choose your hairdresser, I should first outline the definition of what is a mobile hairdresser? A Mobile Hairdresser is a hairdresser who usually works for his or herself visiting clients at their homes or place of work, or any other agreed venue and does not operate from a fixed hair salon or beauty shop.
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1.When to consider using a mobile hairdresser. The services of a mobile hairstylist may often be required to be used at a home for a wedding when it may often be inconvenient for the bride to travel to a hair or beauty salon to have her hair and her make-up done, requiring her then to travel back to her home to put on her wedding gown. Instead, the hairdresser will travel to the bride’s home in order to style the bride’s hair for her special day. A Hair Stylist That Come To Your Home hairstylist is often in demand for Care homes, hospitals, prisons, the armed forces, and in many other situations where individual attention is required.
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4. Always Use a qualified hairdresser. As with Salon hairdressers, your mobile hairdresser should hold formal hairdressing qualifications. The UK national Vocational Qualification in Hairdressing (NVQ) is the only recognized qualification system, and more than 60% of mobile hairstylists are now trained to this standard. They should also hold professional indemnity insurance.
Your mobile hairdresser should be happy and prepared to recommend the perfect hairdos and often make-up to accentuate and compliment the individual looks of the customer, and offer suggestions on what hairstyle or make up should best suit the client.
Visiting Hairdressers in JHB ?
"Should I use this or should I use that?"
"What can I put on my hair?"
"Is it okay to wash my hair often?"
We ask ourselves so many questions when caring for our locks. However, maintaining healthy locked hair can be simple (in fact, foolproof) when you know what to do and what not to do to your hair. This article will give you some basic Do's and Don'ts when it comes to lock maintenance. Before presenting you with what you should and should not do, keep in mind that there is no way to make an exhaustive list, however, this list will get you started. When taking care of your locks, many people are bombarded with what they CANNOT do, that they forget to enjoy what they CAN do. Keep in mind the DON'Ts and embrace the DOs. The new found freedoms that your locks bring also afford you the chance to DO a lot! Here are the "Dreadlock Commandments":
THOU SHALL NOT USE WAX TO START YOUR LOCKS.
No matter what, do NOT ever put any kind of beeswax on your hair. In the past many have believed that using beeswax was the only why to start locks. However, this ideology couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, using beeswax actually isn't a good thing at all. One of the main reasons that wax is a "no-no" is simply because of the fact that wax doesn't breakdown in water. What does this mean? It means that no matter how much you wash your hair, the beeswax will forever be in your locks. Wax also attracts debris, lint, dirt, pollutants, and other undesired things into you hair that might also be hard to wash out. If you ever meet someone that uses beeswax on their hair, look at their locks and you will see the buildup that using wax has left over the years. There are other products that can be used to lock your hair that are also beneficial to your hair as well. Products such as lanolin, honey, olive oil, avocado butter, shea butter, and similar items can have the same holding power as wax BUT lead to healthier hair.
THOU SHALL NOT MAKE CARING FOR YOUR LOCKS COMPLICATED.
Lock maintenance is as simple as it comes. Some try to make the process a complicated maze in order to keep others from wanted to take on this commitment. The only thing a lock wearer really needs to do is develop a good hair routine and stick with it. If need be, you can just get up and go without doing anything to your hair. Keeping the process simple makes this commitment even more attractive.
THOU SHALL NOT WEAR YOUR HAIR IN THE SAME STYLE OVER LONG PERIODS OF TIME (OR REPEATEDLY).
Sometimes we get eager when we get to different stages in the locking process. One big milestone will be when your hair gets long enough to put in a ponytail. Once you reach that stage, you might have the urge to always throw your hair up in a ponytail, EVERYDAY. Please resist this urge. Repeatedly wearing your hair in the same hairstyle day in and day out, will create weak spots in those area that are continuously under stress due to tight hair ties, hair pins, hair bands, and other hair accoutrements. For example, if you like to wear your hair in a ponytail everyday, you might notice down the line that in the same area on every lock you have a spot where your locks look like they might break. This weak spot is from constantly using a hair tie to hold your pigtail. Also, always pulling your hair back may also cause traction alopecia because of the constant tension on your hairline. Just be mindful and try to give your locks time to JUST BE.
THOU SHALL ENJOY EVERY STAGE YOUR LOCKS BRING FORTH.
Every stage of locking is unique and comes with its own set of happenings. In order to stick with the entire process it is important that you appreciate the fuzzy locks just like you will appreciate the matured locks. Consider your locks your child and just like a child, you have to raise them from a newborn to an adult. Have patience with your hair and know that if you treat your hair right and are grateful for the small occurrence and milestones, your hair will grow into well-mannered adult locks. Just don't get discouraged and give up because your hair won't obey you.
THOU SHALL KEEP THE END GOAL IN MIND.
This is probably one of the most important rules to live by. Understanding that the way your locks look in the beginning is NOT how they will look at their matured state. This means that when you start locking you might find that your locks are bigger than you desire. But keep in mind that as your hair locks, they will get tighter. So a pencil sized lock in the beginning will be smaller when matured. Moreover, there will be shrinkage in the beginning, but as your locks grow, you will forget about it. Keep that in mind as you start locking and it will give you something to look forward to as your locks evolve.
THOU SHALL BE OPEN TO QUESTIONS.
Just like you did not know everything about locking in the beginning, when people see you with locks they are bound to ask questions. Do answer people if they have valid questions. Now, you don't have to open yourself up to harassment, but you answering valid questions might help someone else to become comfortable in their skin and take the plunge on the "Lock Side"
THOU SHALL EMBRACE THE NEW YOU.
Deciding and going through with locking your hair requires that the wearer has a certain level of confidence and swag. Your new style may also lead to changes to your wardrobe. Do what is best for you and your level of comfort. Locking your hair give you a new sense of freedom that will spill over into the other areas of your life. Embrace the changes and have fun with it.
NOTE: You might find out, during your lock exploration, that there are other items that might go on your personal DO/ DO NOT list. Feel free to adapt this list to your personal experience, by adding those other things that also did or did NOT work for you.
Will Getting a Haircut Stop My Hair From Shedding?
It would be impossible to count how many times each summer a professional groomer is asked to shave a client's dog in an attempt to make it cooler. Here in rural Montana where the summers are scorching, I have had requests to shave almost every breed imaginable. It is a common misconception that all dogs would automatically be cooler if they had less hair.
First it is important to consider is what type of hair the dog has. All dogs can basically be divided into two groups. First we have those who need to have their cut on a regular basis, such as poodles, shih tzus, cocker spaniels, lhasa apsos, terriers, etc. Dogs in this group have hair that would continue growing longer and longer until it was cut. These breeds can be shaved with no problem. Taking off excess coat by shaving them down in hot weather will indeed make them more comfortable and cooler, and will not cause damage to the dog's coat. However, this is not the case with the second group.
This group of dogs consists of all the other breeds, longhaired or shorthaired, whose hair grows to one length only and then remains that length. These dogs typically shed much more than dogs in the first group. These include retrievers, pomeranians, great Pyranees, chow chows, pugs, German shepherds, huskies, and the list goes on and on. Their coats act as insulators against the elements, and should never be shaved. After all, do you take the insulation out of your home in the summer to make it cooler? Absolutely not, and the same goes for these dogs as well.
It is important to note that if you have a mixed breed dog, it can be difficult to determine which group the dog falls into. Most groomers can evaluate a dog's coat upon inspection to let you know which group the dog falls into, and what course of action to take, the risks involved, etc.
As a former professional groomer, I strongly feel that it is the groomer's responsibility to fully explain these things to clients wanting to have their dogs shaved. It is important to share knowledge with the clients to make the best decision possible for the pet in need of grooming.
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