Prepping for Visits to Hair salons

It’s probably really frustrating when you don’t know what you want to do when you’re about to hit the hair salons.  It will probably be more frustrating for the hair stylist who has to accommodate you. Rarely do those Cinderella moments you see in the movies happen in real life, when you walk into the hair salons and the stylist looks at you, spontaneously gives you a full detailed response on what he is going to do with your hair, and then you walk out looking almost like a whole new person. In real life, hair stylists do not have the kind of instant magic that fairy godmothers have.

While they make it their utmost priority to let you go home with beautiful hair, it definitely is a stressful process for them.  To avoid the headaches, here are some tips you can follow before heading to the hair salons:

hair salon1.Know what you want.

You cannot be fickle-minded when you get to the salon.  You cannot tell your stylist that you want a particular hairstyle only to change your mind several times even before he has taken the first snip of hair off.  Standing around waiting for you to make a decision will definitely be a waste of time.  Have a good idea of what you want and then bring a picture to show your stylist when you come over for your hair treatment.  This way, he could tell you right away whether what you want is possible or not.

2. Prep your hair accordingly.

It would be advisable to call in advance and ask the salon what you need to do before you come in.  There are treatments that require hair to be washed.  On the other hand, there are treatments that do not work as effectively when the hair has just been washed and has been stripped off its natural oils.

3. Inquire and research ahead of time about what treatments you could get.

What you want might not match with what is possible.  For instance, your hair stylist will not agree to bleaching your hair if it is too dry or damaged.  Do not be mad at your hair stylist when this happens as he is just thinking of what’s good for your hair.

4. Ask for opinion on what to do. If you could trust anyone to give you an honest reply, it’s a friend.

More specifically though, a friend who knows enough about fashion and enough about you. If you’re thinking about chopping off several inches of your hair, you need someone to tell you how it’s going to be afterwards.

5. Stay loyal to one hair stylist.

If you find someone who knows your hair better than you do, then you have to go to that person whenever you have problems with your hair. Let it be consistent.  Frequently changing hair stylists could also affect the quality of your hair.

6. Think realistically when you enter the hair salons.

Don’t walk in there for the first time and expect to come out looking fabulous, not yet at least. Depending on the severity of your damaged hair, it could take quite awhile. But do not get discouraged, you’ll get there.

7.Maintenance is key.

You cannot expect the hair stylists to do all the work, can you? There are plenty of ways to do the damage control on your hair, you can research about them online or see if your stylist has anything to recommend. With a few simple ingredients you could find right at home, you can make a DIY treatment for your hair.

8.Money should not be a hindrance.

If you’re thinking about how expensive the treatments and haircuts are, it will all be worth it in the long run. Keeping your hair happy does not really need to take much money. There is no need to go to expensive hair salons, when you know you could get similar quality somewhere cheaper.

Preparation for anything is the key to a successful outcome. Prepare well, so that you could maximize your time, and as well as your stylist’s time, at the hair salons.

Cremation: Why Take the Ashen Path

Death and Preparing for it:

The ultimate truth about our corporeal existence is that everything physical is temporary and will, one way or another, sooner or later, fade and pass away. Death has always been romantically described as our one unavoidable destination.

However, this pragmatism cannot and should not, blindly determine our perspective towards death. We should not simply accept it as a natural phenomenon that we forget that life is not merely about existing, breathing oxygen or having the heart continuously pump blood. Death is only an inevitable consequence of our physical aspect. Everything else about life means so much more. This is why it is alright to feel pain and sadness in death. When someone dies, we lose that someone, and something in our interwoven lives suddenly disappears.

With this in mind, we have to consider preparing for our own deaths for the sake of those we’ll live behind.

Choosing the appropriate plan:

Eventually, in your planning, you will find yourself on that fork on the road where you have to choose between being buried and undergoing cremation. Your decision will solely depend on you, your personal experiences, circumstances and biases. Generally, the people we meet already know how they want their remains to be handled. However, if you are still not sure whether cremation is for you, we would like to share the common reasons why this option is considered by some.

Several reasons:

Foremost of the reasons is that it is economical in nature. Unlike the traditional burial ceremony, when one isCremation cremated, a burial plot is normally no longer purchased, saving on this expense for real estate. The ashes will be stored in an urn and could be given to a family member or loved one, or stored in a columbarium. Rent for columbarium spaces is normally lower than rent for plots in cemeteries.

There is also the option of not having the customary funeral and viewing services. The departed may want to have his or her remains immediately cremated. From this perspective, the estate and the family save on expenses for the wake including the venue, the transport services, the catering, to cite a few.

There could also be savings on the casket to be purchased, as it would be cheaper – and which could even be rented – because eventually the body will be cremated. In all cases, when cremation is chosen for economic reasons, it is always because of the person’s concern for those he or she will be leaving behind. Understandably, when finances are tight, even the littlest of savings will go a long way for the estate and the loved ones behind.

Another influential consideration is personal preference. Some people want to have their ashes thrown across their favorite garden, or the sea, or just sent flying across the wind, embracing the idea of freedom after life through the symbolic act of throwing ashes. Some simply prefer cremation because of their personal beliefs. For instance, many think that having a burial plot in a cemetery will always remind their loved ones of his or her passing, and would only cause grief. Some also think that being cremated will actually keep them close to their loved ones because they will be in an urn, always with their family, and easily movable from place to place. There are also those who believe in the process for its religious and philosophical reasons.

Not really ashen:

Certainly, there are advantages in being cremated; you only have to weigh your options. More importantly, you have to consider the family and loved ones you will leave behind. Perhaps some of them may not be comfortable with the idea, or they may not agree with you on your perspective on expenses, or whatever your consideration is for choosing cremation. Once you have made up your mind, you have to make sure that the crematorium service provider you choose will be able to smoothly assist your family and loved ones in the tough transition they will go through. We understand that your every choice in life, including this important choice, has always been for them.

Again, in the end, it is really up to you. There isn’t any right or wrong decision.