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  1. Jeni Giles

    Newsletter ideas?

    I sat down with a school calendar and a community calendar so we could se their events to help our newsletter and crosspromote. Then you can hit topics that are important to the members of your community.
  2. Jeni Giles

    Brisa gel or Brisa Lite?

    I'm by no means the expert, but after sitting through class with my girls today, the answer would be yes. Brisa Gel is a hard gel, impervious to acetone, great for therapists and those constantly exposed to acetone.... must be removed by file. Brisa Lite is a soak of gel, use the CND...
  3. Jeni Giles

    Top 10 tools in a hairdressers tool box!

    I'm old school.... I like my boar bristle roundbrushes!! Rollers, clippies(double prong roller clippies and duck bills), hard rubber barcomb, blow dryer, GK straightener & irons, Shears, razor, wire tail comb and lift pick. If you have a good "handle" on the basic tools, your world is wide...
  4. Jeni Giles

    What nails are you sporting today?

    I'd like to get my hands on the new colors!! Back ordered, or out of stock!!! ARRRG- I'll stick with my good ole stand by- Moonlight & Roses Shellac- just enough to add just a little color, but not too flashy!
  5. Jeni Giles

    Celebrity Endorsements: The Female Sports Stars Step Up

    Any woman/person whom children look up to as role models that support a healthy lifestyle is great! Olympic athletes are held to higher standards than professional athletes- they are drug tested and are held accountable. This is deffo one of the times we should embrace what we do encourage...
  6. Jeni Giles

    Brazillian straightening - Part 2

    Your color won't undo what you have done, but it may not feel quite as sleek and smooth as it has. The demi color will slightly expand the outer layer of your hair strand (which can "break" off some of the Keratin coating) and then deposit the color in and because the color is formulated to...
  7. Jeni Giles

    Johnson's Baby Shampoo as a colour remover?

    Johnson's baby shampoo does exactly what it is designed to do....clean the hair with out causing tears. Any shampoo regaurdless of price will clean the hair, the biggest difference is how many preservatives, the amount of fillers used and what fragrance is added. Having said that, baby...
  8. Jeni Giles

    How much do you weigh? ;)

    most digital haircolor (or food scales) have several different measurements.... grams/ML/ounces. I'm a ML kind of girl, but the other instructors I work with are die hard ounce people! The scale has become our best friend on reducing wasted product- no "left overs" in the beaker, being...
  9. Jeni Giles

    I've tried twice to pm you, and I cant...arrg! try my school email account...

    I've tried twice to pm you, and I cant...arrg! try my school email account, jeni@theschoolofhairstyling.com
  10. Jeni Giles

    Are you a colourist/stylist or all rounder?

    I used to do it all, get them chemically dependant I say.... but now I just teach it all. When I say all I mean it, cutting, coloring, perming- super tight old lady perms to soft textural support for the younger set, little old ladies, bridal and hair ups, nails, nail art, make up, waxing, skin...
  11. Jeni Giles

    Don't know if they've really done it to me yet... their idea, not mine, they want me to do it...

    Don't know if they've really done it to me yet... their idea, not mine, they want me to do it, they get to do the work!! Marathon, because I'm nuts..10 miler in October for Charity, which is what really started the whole running business anyway! I'd rather be fit than fat (where I was headed)...
  12. Jeni Giles

    comp finally over( 17th annual- we trade years for hosting with the other school in our town)...

    comp finally over( 17th annual- we trade years for hosting with the other school in our town), now I can focus on Marathon training. Whew!
  13. Jeni Giles

    My plate runneth over....busy....crazy busy!! The boys are starting soccer again, I'm training...

    My plate runneth over....busy....crazy busy!! The boys are starting soccer again, I'm training for a FULL marathon (completely insane) and trying to pull competition together. My students have decided they want to enter me in Shear Genius, I've never seen it but told them "sure, why not." my...
  14. Jeni Giles

    All over bleach!! help

    All over Purple or just accent chunks of purple with the blonde? That actually looks pretty amazing... the chunks with blonde. At home maintenance will be key, she'll need to get a colored shampoo so her purple doesn't fade as quickly, and the purple will have to be done about every 7-10...
  15. Jeni Giles

    Hair Disaster!! Can anything be done?

    made another amazing discovery, the sodium bicarb mix with VO5 Clarifying shampoo takes excess spray tan off the palms of hands and soles of feet... Junior Miss contestant in today for her style had gotten a spray tan, no one warned her to use barrier cream on her hands & feet- they were both...
  16. Jeni Giles

    Hair Disaster!! Can anything be done?

    can't say I've ever tasted it... it's not sweetened, it's straight citric acid and stabilizers with food color.... not a drop of sugar, you have to add your own. I'd put one in the mail for you, but I'm pretty sure I could be arrested for mailing a white powdery substance even if it is clearly...
  17. Jeni Giles

    Old-time salons and treatments

    We donated one of those perm machines to our local history museum when we relocated. I have an archive of actual styling books, "tech" sheets and how to step by steps from the early 1940's when the school I work in was started. I can't imagine wearing a nursing uniform, which was required at...
  18. Jeni Giles

    Hair Disaster!! Can anything be done?

    Wyler's lemonade crystals, they come in a paper envelope and can usally be purchased 8 for $1.00. Very inexpensive fix for massive problems. Still a favorite standby and is AMAZING for removing the green tinge off swimmer hair. 1 lemonade packette 1oz chelating shampoo (purifying) or the...
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  20. Jeni Giles

    Pre pigmenting

    You're right, sort of.... A base 6 will have some yellow and orange in it, but unless it is a gold, orange, red or yellow base, there isn't enough to keep the hair from going an off tone. A base 6 with a ash or cool tone won't have enough yellow and orange to keep the hair from appearing...
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