Posts made in November, 2017

6 Different Hair Coloring Techniques You Can Choose From

»Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Hair Coloring Techniques | 0 comments

Sporting the same style, color and cut for a long time becomes boring. The hair will look unhealthy and frizzy. Being stuck at something is one of the worst feelings of all. So if you want to be creative and go for a change, try to sport a new color and style. The following are the color techniques performed by colorists that you can choose from.  

 Hair Coloring Techniques

Ombre 

Ombre is a popular trend from 2015 until now. It’s unique and if you want to go with a striking color, you can do so. With this technique, the hair color of your roots fades gradually into a lighter hair color at the ends. The usual color is blond and other shades of it. If you have a natural lighter hair, the colorist will darken it to deeper the shade at the roots to highlight the Ombre style.  

Balayage 

Balayage is a French term which means to paint or to sweep. Most women choose this technique because it has a pretty effect on the hair. With this procedure, the stylist paints hair color and bleach on your hair’s surface. The trick is not too saturate the entire section too much so the result would be a natural looking and soft highlights. Its pretty effects are because it the color blends with the hair once it grows longer. The distinction between an Ombre and Balayage is that the former is the end look while the latter is the technique. Stylists use Balayage technique to make the Ombre achievable.  

Somber 

Somber is a sister of Ombre, but softer and subtler. There’s a lower contrast between the color at the ends and at the roots. The dark shade at the roots blends with the color at the ends. Popular versions of Sombres are Mocha Sombre, Caramel Sombre and Bronde Sombre.  

Fluid Hair Painting 

Fluid hair painting is somewhat similar to Balayage where a hair color is painted at the surface of the hair. Their difference is that in fluid hair painting, the color is applied while your head is leaned back at a table. The colorist will then have total control of your hair since he/she can see how hair colors blend and interact with each other. If you want to achieve the trendy opal and mermaid hair, you can ask the stylist for this procedure.  

Highlights 

If you don’t want the entire section of your hair to be colored, you can opt for the highlights techniques. In this process, only some of the section of your hair is dyed. The result can improve the shape of your shape or accentuate some facial features. Foil highlighting and balayage ae two techniques used by colorist to achieve this look. 

Hair Gloss 

This treatment closes the hair and cuticle, where it leads to shinier, smoother and less frizzy hair. If you have a messy and frezzy hair, this treatment is best for you. If your hair is already colored, a gloss will be applied to deepen the tone of the color and maintain the color too.  

 

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6 Signs and Symptoms of a Damaged Furnace

»Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Damaged Furnace | 0 comments

Our home’s furnace is our savior during winter times, or during normal cold days. It makes us comfortable with the warmth it brings. However if you haven’t used it for half a year, the furnace might get damaged without you even realizing it. This happens to a lot of households in the country, so you should check on your furnace once in a while. The following are the signs and symptoms of a damaged furnace. If you noticed many of them, contact a furnace repair services professional.  

Damaged Furnace 

Difficulty Starting the Unit 

Furnaces especially old ones will have more difficulty starting the unit and keep it running. If you try to turn it on but you have to try multiples times to do it successfully, then you should consider having a repair. This is one of the functionality issues might is caused by damaged thermostat or disconnected wirings. Replacing these damages will resolve the issue.  

Abnormal Furnace Smell 

If you turn on the furnace for the first time in a year, the furnace can smell like the fuel you’re using. The odors will be gone once the unit keeps on running. However, if the strong smell of fuel is there, or when an odor suddenly appears while you use the furnace, the system might have a problem. These issues might cause by an excessive dust inside the unit or a gas leak. It’s better to have it checked because the odor will have an effect on your health.  

Inadequate Heat 

One of the most obvious damages you can notice from a furnace is that it’s not doing its job properly, which is to provide heat. If the furnace doesn’t provide heat or inadequate amount of heat regardless of the thermostat setting, then you should repair it. The cause might be a faulty thermostat or a leaking ductwork and makes the air escape.  

Discolored Pilot Light 

A furnace’s pilot light is blue but when it’s of a different color especially yellow, you have a ventilation problem on your furnace. The pilot light’s color changes when the carbon monoxide doesn’t dissipate. If you don’t pay attention to this, it can cause you major health problems and makes the unit more combustible. So, call a professional right away.  

Persistent Noises 

Every furnace is loud, there are no silent ones. However, if there are loud persistent noises it can indicate problems on your furnace. Pay attention to the noise you hear and clearly describe it to a technician during a check-up. Groaning and banging noises result from loose or broken internal components while whistling and squealing noises come from fan or belt issues.  

Poor Air Quality 

The furnace’s job is to give you warm air during cold days, and also has an impact on the quality of air in your home. A system with little or poor maintenance might have bacteria, dirt and other particles that go along with the heated air. If you notice more dust floating in your air, and respiratory ailments among your family members you should have the furnace checked.  

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