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Holiday Fun

Holidays bring families close, and in some cases, dealing with head lice can be too close for comfort. In Dallas, a frantic mom called to share that her daughter's daycare called and informed her that they noticed lice. So, she rushed to bring her 14 month old daughter into Hair Fairies. I have to say she was the cutest and well behaved baby. She sat up so good without support, and allowed me to do our famous Nit Zapping Process. She even had her first lolly pop! After I treated daughter, mom and dad were both checked and treated as well. While leaving the salon she told me that, they are holiday ready now! They are no longer afraid of giving lice to family members during the holidays! Especially since baby girl will be in many arms to love. 

A Hair Fairies Thanksgiving!

What is everyone looking forward to the most on Thanksgiving? That delicious feast! (And to say thanks, of course!) At the Hair Fairies in SD we are looking forward to our mini-Thanksgiving feast as well. We were having a lot of trouble coming up with what each one of us should bring: Italian food? Cuban food? Greek food? We were trying to stay away from the turkey, since we were all having dinner with our families the next day. So...what do we all like? MEXICAN FOOD! Initially we felt we could only eat something similar to a Thanksgiving feast but when we thought about it, it isn't about what food you will be eating, but the people you'll be with, and how everyone will be thankful for so many things! We settled on a 'Enchilada casserole' , 'Frijoles charros' (refried beans with chorizo and cheese) 'Arroz Rojo' , 'Pollo con papas' & for dessert we decided to go a classic route and stick with apple pie! As we are very thankful for our jobs this year, Hair Fairies says THANK YOU to all our amazing clients! 
 
-Hair Fairies SD
Grateful Client

Grateful Client

A client brought me a card to show how much she appreciates our services. We're always happy to leave our clients happy and satisfied with our services. Our motto is to care, nurture and educate. 

Love Bug????

Love Bug???????
 
Recently we treated a girl who was heavily infested with lice (hundreds of bugs!!!). Mom had struggled with attempting to remove these pests on her own but was unsuccessful. Prior to this lice infestation mom always called her daughter "BUG" as a term of endearment. She said this experience with lice has forced her to retire that name because she didn't want to have to "add money to her daughter's therapy jar" after this unforgettable experience.
CT!!!

The Lice Connection

The Lice Connection
 
Who would of thought Lice brings Tech & clients together. I am doing my 2 week working interview for the Chi Manager position...which I will get ;-). I have noticed friendships and lasting relationships have been the outcome. Individuals to a family of 7 have came in with low spirits. The techs are there to pick their spirits up, engage in conversations where each tech learns something abut that individual in the chair.
Also, most importantly educates them on lice. Which they like to look at the samples of lice on the card. Lice that has been removed from there hair. Techs use that as a another form of educating.
Its fun, entertaining, relaxing and a experience to remember. Once client is checked out and lice free, they leave with a peace of mind and friendships.
Cute painting

Cute painting

As a father waited for his daughter to be treated, he colored in a picture of a fairy.  He did a beautiful job coloring the picture, and wrote a funny quote next to the fairy. 
 
Hair Fairies Burlingame received new Salon Chairs and Set up!

Hair Fairies Burlingame received new Salon Chairs and Set up!

We are excited for the new chair set up! We also recieved two new salon chairs, so now our salon in Burlingame can service more clients!  Yay!
 
SF Hair Fairies Received two coupons from magazines

SF Hair Fairies Received two coupons from magazines

If you read the fine print you will know that these coupons are in parent magazine! We had two clients who came in for screenings and they left with free checks! One client was a teacher and the other mom just wanted her daughter for a screening! 
 
If you also read the print, we just opened up one more hair fairies location in Northern California! Hair fairies is now in San Francisco and Burlingame! 

Is this Hair Fairies Cream?

Due to the unexpectedly high demand in our clenz-cream we had to fill our online orders with a different container so we sent out cards with the orders with our apologies. We recently received a phone call from a client who placed an order with us for our clenz-cream; she has been ordering our product for the last few years and noticed our clenz cream container had changed.  She thought we had been pirated by another company so immediately made a call to Hair Fairies to investigate. When we explained to her the situation she burst into laughter and said she was extremely relieved it was our product. Itís good to know we have our clients looking out for us. 

Hair Fairies Will Bend Backwards

The weeks following Halloween are filled with children hyped up on all the candy they got their hands on that special night! With all that extra energy sitting still is a pretty tough thing to do. At the Hair Fairies in San Diego we got to experience that 'sweet' energy first hand. Our sweet (and very energetic) little client went to the bathroom all by himself where we heard all sorts of commotion. When he RAN (more like flew)  back to the front of the salon he said the toilet had broken all by itself and he had noooooo idea how it could have happened under his watch! When we went to the back it was confirmed that the toilet seat had indeed come off its hinges. Two trips to the hardware store and several attempts to install a new toilet seat our very amazing technician Nadia decided to sacrifice herself to lay on the bathroom floor and install the toilet seat...mainly because she was the only one who could fit in the tiny space between the toilet seat and the wall. Presto! We now have an awesome toilet seat that hopefully will last us a long time! Thanks Nadia, we could not have done this without you! 

Efficient treatment

In order for you to effectively treat someone of head lice you must comb the hair very thoroughly. You must comb the hair by sections, and comb each section thoroughly. There is no skipping steps or a fast way of getting rid of lice.It takes a lot of patience because it is a tedious task to do.
 

Mommy Daughter Love

 
 
As parents we love on our children so much that we tend to get everything they carry,  common cold, flu, stomach virus the list goes on and on! We recently had a mom who called and told us that ever since her daughter started Pre-K something is ALWAYS coming up, being that I'm a mother I totally agree! She then tells me she received a email stating, all parents need to be aware that head lice is going around in school. "Oh Great" says no parents! So when she arrived at Hair Fairies we did find head lice on her daughter, and ask mom if she would like to get checked, she agrees and what do you know? Lice... Both we treated, and while in the chair the daughter says, "Mom, I love you so much that, I'm willing to share my lice!" She is only four years old. Priceless
 

TLC Head Lice After Care

If there's one thing a Hair Fairy can tell you, it's that we LOVEEE to take care of our hands. We need them to do our pristine nit-picking fairy magic! For anyone opting to do treatment at home here are a few TLC tips from the Hair Fairies in San Diego to you:
 
1. Moisturize your hands! Although Hair Fairies products are all natural, sometimes our skin will dry out after a full day of treatments. We LOVE (and I mean LOVEEEEE!) to put Bath and Body Works 'Beautiful Day' lotion on our arms and hands all day. It smells amazing and has all kinds of skin-helpin' ingridients to make your hands silky smooth!
 
2. Manicures! Who doesn't love manicures? After a busy week removing these pesky parasites we treat our hands and nails to some glamorous designs and colors. Besides, our hands our one of our best assets and we love when our clients compliment our new designs. 
 
3. Massage your hands! Groupon and LivingSocial always have amazing deals for less to get the well deserved attention your hands need. Nadia, a hair fairy in SD loves going to Happy Heads for her hand massages.
 
There you have it! Getting rid of head lice can be difficult and take a toll on your hands, so here are a few tips from us to you! 

Nit Myth

A teacher came in because she was sure she had lice because one of her students has lice and she had found one strange looking thing in her hair that wouldn't move. Nits, which are the lice eggs, are not white. They sometimes appear white in the hair, but once you remove it, it should look brown. If it is not brown, it is not a nit. Nits are also not flat, and they will making a popping sound if you pop them. The teacher was so relieved that she didn't have it, but she told me that a lot of the information being told in the school was wrong. She took information about head lice and said they need a professional to come in and educate them on head lice. Since here at Hair Fairies we also do workshops we can definitely help them so that they can get the CORRECT information they need. 

New Baby Blues

New Baby Blues
 
This past week we treated a family that had just brought home a new baby one week ago. Unfortunately the mom and all three of her daughters had severe cases of lice. At one point during their initial treatment the family was so stressed that mom and two of the girls were in tears as they sat in the chairs. It was already a highly emotional situation that was worsened when the grandmother who needed to stop by the salon with the newborn for a feeding found her car blocked in by a repairman  who had locked his truck keys inside his vehicle. This family was having a really rough day but were extremely thankful that we could take a load off by eradicating their lice. They returned this week for a check and were overjoyed to get a clean bill of health from us.
 
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