Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Your mind has unique abilities, most people can read this.

Can you raed tihs? Olny 54 % of the plepoe can.
i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

First of all, there is no such Cambridge Research; it's an urban legend. The paragraph did provoke quite a storm of letters and discussion world-wide.

Monday, November 14, 2011


2011 has been a year of transformation. My vacations to Brazil have taught me how to be energy efficient and I have applied those lessons to my business. As of today we have reduced our energy usage by 50% from 1 year ago. With the help of my contractor, I have redesigned the salon. The salon is now an Art Gallery, Salon and Spa treatments coming soon. Feel free to call and ask about our  monthly Art parties to help support emerging artists.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Rip Van Winkle deuxième partie

To awaken your body and senses one needs proper nutrition, exercise and less stress. In March 2010 I reached a low point in health and strength and decided to make changes. I had a herniated disk, sciatica, pain shooting down my leg. It hurt to stand sit and lay down, I was in bed for at least a week. I started to go to two chiropractors and listened to friends and read as much info on sciatica as possible. I learned you need blood flow and collagen to heal this. So I continued to go to the chiropractors and do stretching exercises everyday. I recalled what a good friend once told me, her mothers arthritis pain was eliminated with eidon liquid silica. Silica builds collagen in the body! I started to take 3 tablespoons per day. In May I began to feel better I started hiking and started doing the P90X workout. I could barely do any pushups. In August I started taking a new protein powder from; I completed this three month workout by October and began going to the gym. In October, I learned of some new anti aging vitamins called Vitality. I have been taking these vitamins everyday for 3 months now. In November I spent ten days in Brazil working out everyday drinking fresh coconut water and organic grape juice. I now am almost as strong as I was in my 20's. I have never been able to increase my strength so fast! I am benching 200lbs and curling 40 . I am a vegetarian and I am awake and ready for 2011.

Peter Louis Salon has extended it's lease for 5 more years!

Signing a new lease is exciting as long as you have a goal to focus on. As many of you know we are making changes to the Peter Louis Salon. Within the next 30 days, the salon will finally have a warm cohesive energy efficient design.

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Assistant Program, how to tip and things that confuse me.

When an assistant helps me with a Japanese Straightening, I always give my assistant 30% of the total amount tipped, if there is a second assistant shampooing she/he gets 10%
The assistants also get paid by the hour between $8 to $10 per hour.
Peter Louis Salon Assistants earn better total daily tips now than 11 years ago when I only cut hair. When I cut hair I would get a 20% tip and my assistant would get $3 to $5 for the shampoo.

As my assistant is trained she/he is allowed to help with more aspects of the straightening process until she/he becomes a full stylist. This takes about 3 years or less.

If an assistant ever tells you a far fetched story please tell me. I recently fired an assistant. I like to give people a chance to succeed. But this assistant also began to lie to clients about her compensation to solicit a greater tip. Please speak to me, don't believe everything you hear.

When I go to a doctors office I never ask the receptionist or assistant for Medical Advice I ask the Dr. At the salon I notice clients asking the receptionist and the assistants for hair advice. If the receptionist or assistant could properly answer these questions they would be your Colorist or Stylist not the assistant or receptionist. Please direct your hair questions to the Stylist or Colorist that you came to see.

I am easy to talk to, if anyone has questions about anything please ask me.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

But I ain’t one to gossip, so you didn’t hear that from me

Benita was one of my favorite characters on that 90's tv show "In Living Color"

Benita would sit in her rocking chair and say nice things to the people who would pass by and once they were gone spill all the angry gossip about that person.

Everyone has a Benita in there lives. If you know one avoid their calls you don't need the negativity. If you work with one, well that is a problem like a disease it can infect everyone at work. 

How do you diagnose the symptoms of having a Benita:

  1. Benita is really nice to you.
  2. Benita asks you many personal questions like a friend would.
  3. Benita tells you some gossip, if you take the bait she embellishes and tells you more.
  4. Benita will make up gossip to make herself look good.
  5. Benita will make up gossip to make others around her look bad.
  6. Benita will tell gossip about you to your fellow employees.
  7. Benita will try to turn the employees against each other.
  8. If you don't help Benita steal she will try to get you fired. How?
  9. If your job is to clean she will tell you not to, then complain to the Boss about uncleanliness.
  10. Benita will even complain to her clients about the uncleanliness of her space.
  11. Benita will take things without asking or paying the actual cost of the item.
  12. Benita will do her whole family in your salon without offering to pay the cost of color.
If you have a Benita growing in your salon or workspace. You will have to decide if you want to remove the cancer with surgery or heal it using a holistic approach. 

Remember the bigger your Benita gets the more painful it will be to remove, but you and your staff will feel much better and happier. You could even make Benita's clients happy too by giving them 50% off all services.

If you realize you yourself are becoming a Benita take some yoga classes, meditate and change!

Rip Van Winkle

I have been asleep for about two years. I dreamed I sold my business moved to South America with my girlfriend and became  a stock and commodities trader. Today I suddenly awoke and went to the gym at 5am. I am weak, but I will be strong again.  While on the elliptical machine, I repeated to myself "I am a creative businessman and hairstylist; I do this one thing well;  I can't do anything else."  I realize it is important in life to find the thing you do best and focus.
I am lucky to have built a strong business to withstand my Rip Van Winkle years and the financial collapse.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Anti Aging Treatments = Disease Prevention

Thirty days ago I met someone who introduced me to the world of Anti Aging Therapy. I am now on an Anti Aging Diet and receive weekly intravenous ozone treatments. I am not 39 anymore, I want to stay young! Since I started on the treatment I feel great! My Hair is growing back at a faster pace and my energy levels have increased dramatically. I am also doing the laser hair treatments in my salon, which jump started my hair re-growth.

The Diet consists of various nutritional powders, enzymes, vitamins and minerals. My meals are 80% vegetables 20% protein, some fruit snacks and filtered water. I try to eat as organic as possible.

Ozone has incredible Health benefits. Please click through the link and read about it. This information may save your life one day and put a smile on your face today! Ozone will make your hair and nails grow stronger, longer and healthier. According to Dr. Howard Robbins Ozone is probably the only substance that will get rid of herpes completely! Ozone is used to treat many other life-threatening diseases too.