December 24th, 2022
Say No To Envelopes and Yes To Tippy
For many years we have not allowed tips on credit cards because of the extra fees that we've incurred as a business. As a small business it can really add up. This created another problem, keeping track of tips for the IRS. Both the owner and the service provider are required to keep track. Someone found a solution...Tippy. Tippy it is the tipping solution that’s revolutionizing the salon and spa industry. Tippy helps salon owners reduce processing fees while creating a platform for salon professionals to receive higher tips that are directly deposited into their bank accounts next day.
With Tippy you can now tip on your credit card with 1 swipe. There will be a small convenience fee, which allows your service provider to get the tip immediately. No more envelopes (unless you don't use credit cards), trying to remember how to spell Josena or whoever serviced you, running out or stopping before your appointment for cash.
What does this mean:
Tips will no longer be accepted by CashApp, Venmo, Zelle or another app. There are 3 ways to tip: In salon at the kiosk during your check out or using the QR Code (if you're on your phone just press the QR code) or the link below, which can be texted or emailed to you at any time.
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HAIR TYPES/WHICH IS YOURS?
Hair types | Which is yours?
Clients are always asking about their hair type, texture and porosity. I found this article on idhair.dk/en/blog/hair-types/ and thought this is great. Let me share it. I will also add what I tell my clients about identifying 1A - 4C hair easier. You really only need to know this for product usage. When I was working with Paul Mitchell they taught us that hair is fabric, ok... Years later another stylist described hair as Silk, Cotton & Wool...🤯(mind blown). It immediately brought me back to JPMS. THEN, taking a color class at Coastline Education, they taught me which type needs protein & which needs moisture...it's all coming together for me. Another class with @keyaartistically came in and blessed us with her knowledge from her educational program @racevstexture, she put it all together for me. So that is how I now describe hair types. Let me explain.
SILK: 1A-2A Needs Protein: Fine, soft, silky, prone to frizz, tangles very easily. Very fragile. Can't do as much with chemicals are difficult because the hair is fragile and breaks easily. Understand that you can have 4C hair but it is silky. it's rare but possible. (your silk dress, delicate, Wash n Go. Prone to frizz as well.
SILK/COTTON: 2A- 3B, Needs 75% protein/25% moisture: Start to get fullness/body. Mixture silky but has texture, still delicate but more durable, can do chemicals, braids, doesn't break as easily but you still need to be careful. (clothes: maybe you wash it more often, can wear it more, I love sweaters that are cotton & silk). This hair type is beautiful and looks amazing but they need to also be careful. They may be able to color but can not color and relax at the same time. The silk makes it fragile.
COTTON: 3A-3C Needs 50%Protein/moisture: Wash n Go. More durable, can do chemicals, switch up colors, soft & more texture. Body for days. This is the hair we are envy of. It falls & looks beautiful all the time. In it's natural state it is prone to frizz & single strand knots will start to form as we move into 4 coils. twist outs and bantu knots look amazing because usually a healthy person with this hair type has lots of hair. Starts to dry out.
COTTON/WOOL: 3B - 4C 75%moisture/25% protein: Wash n Go & manipulated into a style.Frizz, tangles easily on the ends, fragile as well. Can't use a lot of heat or chemicals. has to be careful. Starts to dry out because of the wool. Think of a wool sweater. We itch because wool is drying, it is sucking all of the moisture out of your skin.
WOOL: 3C-4C and beyond (100% moisture, moisture, moisture). Think of a wool sweater. We itch because wool is drying, it is sucking all of the moisture out of your skin. So we need to make sure we are using moisture shampoos, conditioners, styling products and maintenance products. this type of hair has to formed and usually doesn't do a Wash n Go, must be manipulated into a style.
Schedule a one on one if you want to learn how to manage your hair.
I hope this article helps you.
Fine hair, thick hair, oily hair, curly hair, straight hair... There are many hair types, and maybe you’re not entirely sure which one is yours.
Don’t worry, by using these 6 criteria will give you the answer.
#1 Density: How much hair do you have? Start by looking at the density of your hair. Density means how many hair strands you’ve got. Don’t worry, you won’t have to count every single one... It’s actually super easy to determine your hair density.
How to determine your hair density:Take a large section of your hair and pull it to the side – like you would do if you were making a parting. Your hair density depends on how much of your scalp is visible through the hair. Your hair density changes over time. It may be affected by hormonal changes that may lead to hair loss.
#2 Diameter: How thick are your strands? You may have a high hair density and still have thin and fine hair. We use the diameter of each hair strand to determine how thick your hair is.
How to determine the diameter of your strands: Grab one strand of hair between your index finger and your thumb and feel it. If you can hardly feel it, you have thin hair. The more you feel the strand between your fingers, the thicker your hair type.
Your hair type can be thin, medium or coarse. If your hair is thin and you want to add more volume, you may want to read our article on how to add volume to your hair.
#3 Greasy hair: How greasy is your hair? Your scalp produces oil – or sebum. The question is, how much? Once you know if your hair type is greasy, you’ll know how often to wash your hair.
How to determine how greasy your hair isWash your hair before bedtime and let it air dry. This prepares your hair for the ‘grease test’. After a good night’s sleep on your newly washed hair, grab a tissue or another kind of thin paper and press it against your scalp in different places – preferably behind your ears or on the crown of your head (the back part of the top of your head). The more grease that’s left on the tissue, the greasier your hair type is.
Greasy hair If your hair is of the greasy variety, the greasy blot on the tissue is easy to spot. If your hair is greasy, you’re probably itching to wash your hair daily – and we completely understand. Although washing your hair feels great, those frequent hair washes may actually be the cause of your greasy hair! If you have greasy hair, you might fancy our blog post on how to get rid of that greasy hair.
Combination hairThe greasy blot on the tissue is not that visible, but it’s there. It means that you have combination hair, where some sections of your scalp produce more sebum than others.
Dry hair If the tissue shows nothing, your hair is of the dry variety. For a very dry scalp, we recommend using a moisturising shampoo like the IdHAIR Solutions No. 2.
#4 Hair elasticity – how far does your hair stretch?The elasticity of your hair indicates whether your hair type is strong and healthy.
How to determine your hair’s elasticity:Pluck a wet hair strand and stretch it as much as you can. The longer it stretches without breaking, the stronger and healthier it is.
When wet, a healthy and strong hair strand actually stretches up to 50% before it breaks. Impressive, right? On the other hand, if your hair strand virtually breaks before you stretch it, you have a low-elasticity hair type. A low-elasticity hair type benefits from a strengthening hair treatment like the one from IdHAIR Elements Xclusive Repair.
#5 Porosity: Does your hair float? Take a large cup, fill it with lukewarm water and submerge a few of your hair strands in the water. Wait a few minutes and watch how the hair strands position themselves in the water. This will reveal your hair’s porosity, meaning its ability to absorb moisture. Now, on with the test:
Low porosity If your hair strands float to the surface, your hair has few pores, which minimises its capacity to absorb water. Low-porosity hair tends to stay wet for ages after you wash it. For low-porosity hair we recommend the IdHAIR Elements Xclusive Volume shampoo and conditioner.
Medium to normal porosity If your hair strands are still floating in the water after a few minutes, your hair is likely to be of medium to normal porosity. It means that your hair absorbs just the right amount of moisture. IdHAIR Elements Xclusive Moisture shampoo and conditioner is the perfect choice for medium to normal porosity hair.
High porosity Chemically treated hair strands will most likely sink to the bottom of the cup, because they are porous. It means that your hair strands have lots of pores that absorb a lot of water. If your hair type is highly porous, your hair tends to get frizzy and rough easily.
Your hair strand may also be floating vertically in the cup after a few minutes. If you’ve let your highlighted hair grow into an audacious ombre, the porosity of each hair strand may be different at the top and at the bottom: The treated part of the hair strand will sink to the bottom while the root part will reach for the surface.
If you have high-porosity hair, you should look for hair care products with lots of nutrients to rebuild the strength of your hair. For example, the IdHAIR Elements Xclusive Repair series, which is designed for damaged hair.
The slide test Another way of testing if you have a porous hair type is to perform the ‘slide test’.
Grab a hair strand between your index finger and your thumb. Start from the end and slide your fingers up the hair strand. The more ‘bumps’ you feel as you slide along the hair strand, the greater the chance that your hair type is porous.
#6. Hair structure – how curly is your hair?
Your hair type can also be categorised according to the structure of your hair. There are four main categories: straight, wavy, curly or kinky.
These main categories are then further divided into three subcategories. Let’s take a detailed look at each category below. Take a strand of your hair and place it on the table in front of you to determine your hair structure as we move along.
Hair type #1: Straight hair Your hair lies flat and straight on the table. If your hair is straight, it typically lies flat from the roots to the tips, and you’ll more often than not have fine hair.
Hair type #2: Wavy hairYour hair falls in soft S-shaped waves. You may have a few soft waves or several more defined waves. If you have long hair, your waves will typically form from below your ears and down.
Hair type #3: Curly hairCurly hair may be everything from large, soft curls to those spiral-shaped corkscrew curls. Even though you stretch the hair strand flat on the table, it stays curly.
Hair type #4: Kinky curlsIf your hair structure is kinky curls, you’ve probably never wondered about your hair structure. Your hair is tightly coiled.
Sections of your hair may have different curly structures. For example, you may have a tuft of hair at the back that is curlier than your front hair. Your hair strands may also be porous at the ends and greasy at the roots, meaning that your hair strands require several types of hair care products.
Now that you’ve pinpointed your hair type, you’ll find it easier to choose the hair products that will make your hair day.
Have a nice hair day!
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Everyday we have a discussion about hair growth supplements and dietary supplements to grow hair faster and longer. I always say nutrition is the key. I have found a hair growth supplement that is in line with the education I have recieved.
I am excited to announce that Shi-Shi's Lounge has partnered with Nutrafol supplements to bring you clinically proven Hair Growth Nutraceuticals that multi-target root causes of thinning hair naturally through whole-body health.
I love that they use natural ingredients that have been used for centuries to help bring the body into balance, such as curcumin, ashwagandha and saw palmetto just to name a few. They work to fill the gaps and give your body the nutrients it needs to grow hair for men & women. They feature 4 core supplements: Women's Core, Women's Balance, Men and Postpartum (works with your prenatal vitamins and meant to be taken after giving birth); 2 booster: Hairbiotic and Stress Adaptogen; Collagen Infusion and Growth Activator all to be taken with along with the nutraceuticals.
You can be purchase your 3 month supply online at this time and soon will be available at the salon.
I know that this is a great addition to your hair, scalp and wellness regimen to ensure beautiful hair. Feel free to contact me set up a trichology consultation for concerns on your hair thinning or hair loss by using the contact form below.
Female, 35, 6months on Nutrafol
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We have decided that you no longer need to fill out the "Covid -19 Liability Form" effective immediately. New clients and clients who we haven't seen in over a year will be required to fill out all the forms. If you receive a form please fill it out for a specialty service. We do ask that you continue to monitor yourself, if you are not feeling well in any way cancel your appointment. You can reschedule an appointment from www.shishisalon.net or our App which you can download here: Apple or Android. Or click the button below to book online.
Masks, check In's on the app, confirmations are still required & cancellations fees are still being enforced.
13 Ways to detoxify your body
Hair health begins with scalp health and that begins with a healthy body.
Taking care of your mind, body, spirit and soul will ensure that your hair is healthy. Hair gets nutrients last and will the first to lose them as well. If you are having any type of digestive issues, your body will fight the inflammation first. Once that is corrected it will then provide nutrients to the rest of your organs including your hair, as an example. You don't need your hair to survey but you do need your liver, heart, lungs and so on.
Detoxifying your body removes unnecessary impurities and "restarts" your organs. Doing this will help with your energy, sleep and mood. Making sure you are being your best self. It is recommended to detox quarterly. Remember after detoxing don't rush to add the processed foods back into your system. You should take your time and add them little by little if at all. Staying away from processed foods is best. Whole foods (food from the earth) are the best foods for your body to process.
Below is an article on how to detoxify your body. Always check with your doctor before starting a regimen to ensure they are not contraindications with your current medications.
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13 Ways to Detoxify your BodyAPR 15, 2019 | HEALTH & WELLNESS
We share the world with billions of other people and with a multitude of industrialized nations. When you add up all of the manufacturing plants, exhaust pipes and smaller sources of toxins-like cleaning products, cosmetics, prescription drugs, plastic packaging and more-the concept of detoxifying your body has immense merit.
But where do you start? Are you wondering exactly how to detox? Remember, your goal is to create new, healthier eating habits that lighten your toxic load and strengthen your body for better everyday health. These 13 habits will help you do a full body detox and make way for new energy and vitality.
The best way to detoxify is cleansing emotionally as well as physically. Try these tips for a more complete experience.
What Are the Health Benefits of a Body Detox Program?
Weight Loss. Research shows that environmental toxins are tied to obesity. And detoxification helps remove chemicals stored in the fat cells that can impede weight loss. Eliminating bad food choices that promote weight gain and supporting detox for weight loss just makes sense.
Improved Overall Health. People who detoxify their bodies reduce their toxic load and typically experience greater energy and improved well-being.
Reduced Inflammation. Reducing toxins helps lessen inflammation, which may mean healthier joints, reduced swelling and other benefits.
How Does the Detox Process Work?
Detox begins in the liver. This vital organ converts toxins into unstable metabolites, then it works to excrete these via the kidneys, colon and lungs.
What Is the Best Detox Drink?
A smoothie with chia seeds or pure juices from colorful fruits and vegetables, including beet, ginger, greens, apple and carrot provides energy and cleansing antioxidants.
How Long Should I Detox?
Every natural detox plan is slightly different, but many experts recommend a focused program over 2–3 weeks for best results. Many people detox twice a year, for example in the Spring and Fall. But the focus should be on adopting long-term habits that become part of your daily routine as opposed to a short-term period of deprivation.
Wondering How to Detox Your Liver?
The liver is your body’s main organ for processing and getting rid of detrimental toxins. Take care of it so it can take care of you! Avoid alcohol. Try milk thistle extract with silymarin; it has proven benefits for liver health. N-acetyl-cysteine optimizes glutathione production in the liver (a good thing) and supports liver health.
How Can I Identify Toxins and Reduce My Exposure?
Using natural cleaners and avoiding processed foods and plastics is a good start. The Environmental Working Group offers a great guideline to identifying toxins in your environment.
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Welcome our new stylist to the family
Did you hear the good news?
I am so excited to welcome Jeneva (Queen) to our family here at Shi-Shi's Lounge. I know she will be an extraordinary addition. She starts on Tuesday October 6, 2020 and booking is available now. Here's a little note from Queen:
"Hey, my name is Jeneva most know me as Queen. I am a license Cosmetologist . I am a woman of God that loves doing hair!! I have been doing hair since elementary school. I'm now living in Massachusetts but a Florida native. I believe that hair is art and also your crown! I love meeting people and take my job serious. It blesses me to watch others transform from the inside out . It is a blessing and an honor when others trust me to style their hair. Can't wait to meet you you!
I feel blessed to have these 2 young ladies by my side helping me to build this business of beauty and all that comes with it.
Welcome Back to Shi-Shi's Lounge
Well, it is here! We have finally been given a return-to-work date. We are so excited. It seems like it’s been longer than 9 weeks. Unfortunately, your salon experience will be very different due to COVID-19.
As mentioned in our previous emails, there would be some new protocols concerning safety, sanitation and our salon operations. We are now ready to share what will be required to perform our services effective on May 26, 2020.
SANITATION and DISINFECTION PROCEDURES:
= Use of disinfectants are EPA registered and labeled bactericidal, viricidal and fungicidal
= Tools will be disinfected after each client use following manufacturer’s instructions.
= Tools used that are one-time use must be discarded after each use. Example, files, buffers
= All Unnecessary items such as magazines, newspapers, service menus and all other unnecessary paper products have been removed.
= Retail product may be relocated and retrieved as needed for purchase by clients only. Service provider will have access only.
= All High Touch areas will be disinfected after each client use. Includes but not all inclusive:
= Door handles on main entrance and restrooms
= Point of Sale Equipment
= All client Stations
= Reception Desk
= Hand Sanitizer will be available in various areas of the salon for ease of use by client and service provider
MA SAFETY, STANDARDS & GUIDELINES
We thank you for your patience and support during this time and you can rest assured your safety is as equal as the beauty care services you entrust us with.
Welcome back with virtual hugs and kisses.
As most of you may know Governor Baker just ordered non essential businesses to continue to stay closed until 5/18/2020, allowing us to re-open on 5/19/2020. It continue's to break my heart with great understanding. As much as I know I am an essential business to my clients, I am not to the state. I will do my part in ensuring our health and comply. Again, I am not going to reschedule your appointment at this time with the uncertainty of when we will re-open. As soon as we know, I will work hard to get you back into the schedule. If you have questions or need products to get through you can email the salon at email@example.com. If you need Design Essentials products they can be ordered by visiting my link and if you need something now, I can check the in salon stock and if it's available we can make arrangements for delivery. I'm available for virtual consultations if you need help styling, washing or using products just send me an email or contact me through WhatsApp (Eurayshia). I will continue to be here for you during this difficult time. I ask that you NOT cut, color or relax your hair while away. We will be back to normal soon. In the meanwhile to make it easier for us to keep in contact I have set up a WhatsApp group (Shi-Shi's Lounge Clients). We can communicate and do video chats as well. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram as I am sharing styling videos and promotions.
Please stay in communication with us and stay healthy!
We will get through this pandemic together.
In order to comply with Governor Baker's order, Shi-Shi's Lounge will be closed until 4/7/2020. It breaks my heart with great understanding. As much as I know I am an essential business to my clients, I am not to the state. I will do my part in ensuring our health and comply. If you have an appointment in the time of the shut down (3/24 - 4/7) your appointment has been cancelled. I am not going to reschedule your appointment at this time with the uncertainty of when we will re-open. As soon as we know, I will work hard to get you back into the schedule. During this time you will not be able to book online. If you have questions you can email the salon at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need products to get through this time, I will be at the salon from 9-12 tomorrow (3/24) (allowing 1 person in at a time) and can be reached to order products (i'll drop off at your door). Design Essentials Products can ordered online as well. If you need help maintaining your hair during this time or have questions on how to use the products email me with your contact info. I will continue to be here for you during this difficult time. I ask that you NOT cut, color or relax your hair while away. We will be back to normal soon. Let's all do our part. Please check website and Shi-Shi's Facebook
I want to also share with you that during this stressful time Auburn Yoga & Pilates Center is offering free online classes through their Facebook or Youtube page. They are doing their part to keep us healthy.
Please stay in communication with us and stay healthy!
I encourage everyone to stay safe and follow the advice of our leaders so we can get through this quicker and get our hair and nails done again. We will get through this pandemic.
Thank you for your understanding.
Shi-Shi's Lounge, A Eurayshia Williams Salon, LLC
April 10th, 2019
I have great news for you. All clients are welcome to book now.
1. Download the app "SHI-SHI'S LOUNGE" in your app store on your phone.
. Google PlayAppStore
2. Click the "PROFILE OPTIONS" icon in the upper right hand corner with the picture
3. Click "UPDATE CONTACT INFO" and sign in (if you're not already signed in)
4. If you are NOT a new client, choose to reset your password. New clients need to create a new account
4. Verify your information. (FYI: If you are using the "dark screen" you will not see your information.)
5. Click "APPOINTMENTS" to see your PAST, UPCOMING & to make NEW appointments
6. Click "SPECIALS" to see June product specials and the COVID-19 FORM
7. Click the box wih the check in the upper right hand corner to "CHECK IN"
8. NEW appointments will be approved before they are booked into the system.
9. You will recieve a confirmation or a phone call to change the date.
Eurayshia (Ray-Ray) Williams Reed