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How many hours have you spent this year with your manicurist and/or hairstylist? And more to the point, how dependable have they been for you? Well, now is the time for you to let them know how much you appreciate their service by giving them a holiday tip. I searched the web to get some guidance on what the experts think. This is what I found out. (By the way, some of these articles were written in past years; however I believe you can still use this information to help you decide.)
Tis the season for holiday tipping, and etiquette expert Anna Post has a message for cash-strapped consumers; just because you’re broke, it doesn’t make it OK to cut back on tipping at the salon. Ms. Post recommends giving your manicurist a holiday tip that’s the same amount as the price of a manicure.
♦ The rule of thumb for salon tipping applies even in a shaky economy, says Ms. Post, an author and speaker from the Emily Post Institute. She recommends a 20% tip on all salon services, before tax, unless the person giving you the haircut or massage is the owner of the salon. “That’s a different kind of relationship,” says Ms. Post, who says you don’t have to tip if your stylist is the owner of the salon. “The idea is that tips are given to people who don’t make that much money.”
♦ When it comes to haircuts, she typically also tips the shampoo person $2 to $3 – she goes up to $5 if the person “goes the extra mile”, offering an extended scalp massage. If a different person blowdries your hair, she recommends tipping that person $2 to $3 as well. These tips would be in addition to the 20% of the price of your haircut that you’re giving your stylist, she says. via http://www.emilypost.com/out-and-about/tipping/89-general-tipping-guidelines
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Some of you may remember our post last year, which gave us ideas for using natural products to enhance our beauty. As you may recall, those suggestions came from old beauty rituals used by Native Americans. Well, once again we have found some wonderful suggestions for taking care of yourself using ancient Native American Wisdom.
Native American Beauty Wisdom: Blueberry Honey? Honeysuckle Chamomile? Body Butters? These are just a few of the names used for the products made by the Native Wisdom company. Why don’t you check it out for yourself. I assure you, it will be a nice learning experience. ♦ Native Wisdom is a 100% Native American owned company. Products are made from the highest quality ingredients utilizing Native American Herbology passed down from family elders. The co-owners of the company are three sisters. The eldest sister, a former chemist for the FDA, did extensive research on herbal products. The middle sister has over 10 years experience in the skin care industry. The youngest sister, a dean’s list student pursuing her MBA, specializes in marketing research for the company. via: http://www.nativewisdombeauty.com/index.cfm/fa/pages.main/pageID/2
At Hairblues, we can never get enough information for helping us make our locks easier to manage. Check out what kind of remedies American Indians use for their hair.
American Indian Remedies for Hair
- Jojoba oil is an extract of the Jojoba plant found in California, Arizona and parts of Mexico. Jojoba oil has been used for hundreds of years by American Indians to moisturize and grow hair. The molecular makeup of jojoba has similar characteristics to the natural oil the glands of the scalp produce. Jojoba oil can be purchased at herb shops and can be applied directly to your hair or you can add a few drops to your favorite conditioner to promote hair growth. Jojoba is hypoallergenic and will not harm your hair or scalp. Aloe vera is another product used by Native American Indians to promote hair growth and is also an excellent moisturizer for your hair.
- Mix 1/4 cup of wheat germ, 1/4 cup of aloe vera and 1/4 cup of coconut milk and use this product as a natural shampoo. Aloe vera can be purchased at drugstores and herb shops and can also be applied directly to the scalp as it will open pores on the scalp that may have previously been blocked and will allow the hair follicles to grow. The American Indians also used and continue to use several kinds of oils to promote hair growth such as emu oil, rosemary oil, and mustard oil.