About judydeluca

Author of the enovel, Towel Dry and a Good Cry Board Certified Haircolorist

Salon Owners Booth Renters, Do You Have A Contract? Don’t get caught with your pants down

There’s always been misconceptions on what is legal with salon booth rental situations. Are booth renters employee’s? Do they pay their own taxes? How does the owner of the salon deal with certain rules of conduct when someone within their business is self- employed? The answer is, get it in writing.

Here’s a simple least agreement that salon owners can use, so there are no surprises in the management of the overall salon.

The Leasee:

_________Salon, grants to the Leasee the right to use one space inside the premises. This space is rented for the purpose of cosmetology, manicuring or aesthetics. The Leasee is allowed to use common areas such as, the waiting area, the shampoo area, break room and restrooms. ________Salon will provide all utilities, heat, air conditioning, electricity, and water.

Terms:

This agreement is for a one year period. From,_________to_________. Renewal is at the end of this term, and the amount of rent is subject to change.

Rent, in the sum of, ____________, per week, shall be paid at the end of each work week.  Failure to pay rent on time, will result in a monetary penalty of _____per day until full rent is paid.

Conditions:

*the Leasee understands that they are an independent contractor and are not an employee. The Leasee is responsible for paying all taxes related to their income according to the state and local authorities.

The Leasee waives any right or claim to any workman’s compensation or unemployment benefits.

*____________Salon will provide a clean atmosphere in all common areas and the Leasee is responsible for keeping their work area clean and sanitized.

*the Leasee is responsible for purchasing their own supplies relating to their business.

*the Leasee as well as their clients are responsible for respective behavior and

__________Salon has the right to refuse service to anyone with disruptive behavior.

*____________Salon has zero tolerance for drug use during working hours and can result in a cancellation of this lease agreement.

*Leasee must have their own professional liability insurance and must show proof of purchase to__________Salon.

*Leasee has the right to advertise using the salon name.

*Leasee acknowledges all rules of the salon in conducting oneself with professionalism.

*Leasee acknowledges that, at any time, a client is not satisfied with a service, the Leasee is responsible for rectifying the situation. If the situation is not corrected by the Leasee,__________Salon reserves the right to immediately terminate this agreement.

Continuing Education:

*Continuing education is required to uphold the skill level, __________Salon has a reputation for. (personalize hours, classes, or shows for continuing education)

Termination

*violations to this lease agreement may result in termination of this lease.

*in the event a Leasee has to terminate this agreement, a 30 day written notice must be provided and all rent be paid in full up to that date.

_________________Lessor _______Date

_________________Leasee________Date

Judy DeLuca’s latest novel, Towel Dry and a Good Cry

It’s about two Italian bff’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients. Guaranteed to make you laugh your ass off and shed a little tear.

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Hairdresser’s, Avoid a Lawsuit

You never know what can happen in the salon, ‘chemically’. Hair is not made of steel. All hairdresser’s know what a chemical haircut is, and that is something we want to avoid at all costs. But hey, shit happens, it’s not intentional, that’s for sure but, chemically damaging hair happens.

I hate to even say this but, it’s not common practice for hairdressers to make their color clients fill out a Release Statement. Why is that? Damn right you always remember after a chemical issue arises, right?

So why is it that we don’t have chemical clients sign a Release Statement? Don’t want to offend them? Forgetting to? Or have the attitude, you can fix it.

Hair is an important part of someone’s well being. You never know how a client is going to react if something unexpected happens to their hair. Even your best client can turn on you like a dime.

Do yourself a favor, have your chemical clients sign a Release Statement. A Release Statement is used when a hairdresser performs the service of hair coloring or any other chemical service. The statement releases the hairdresser from all responsibility for accidental, or damages, incurred by the hairdresser.

Below you will find an example of a Release form

RELEASE STATEMENT

Clients Name______________________Address_______________________

Conditon of Hair__________________________________________________

Chemical service given_________________Given by____________________

I fully understand that the hair coloring treatment which I have requested and am about to receive is ordinarily harmless to normal hair, but may damage my hair because of its present condition.

In view of this, I accept full responsibility for any possible damage that may result, directly or indirectly, to my hair

Signature of Client____________________________Date________________________

Witnesssed by____________________________________________Date_____________

Judy DeLuca’s latest novel, Towel Dry and a Good Cry

It’s about two Italian bff’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients. Guaranteed to make you laugh your ass off and shed a little tear.

http://www.amazon.com/toweldryandagoodcry

Or your favorite ebook store

View the book trailer: www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

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Doing Hair on the Deceased

Many businesses put stickers on their windows or doors telling the public of organizations that they support or belong to.

I think most people, including hairdressers, aren’t familiar with the title, Desairologist, or know the meaning of putting a rose sticker in a Hair Salon’s window or on their door.

Desairology is a branch of cosmetology. A Desairologist services funeral homes; doing hair on the dead. It’s a title I don’t hear anymore but, it is a title and a profession.

The rose sticker, put on a window or door of a hair salon means someone at the salon is a Desairologist.

I learned of this rose sticker in the early 80’s after my first rodeo at a funeral home. (one of the inspirations of my book!)

Speaking of, HAVE you read my ebook, Towel Dry and a Good Cry?

It’s about two Italian bff’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients. Guaranteed to make you laugh your ass off and shed a little tear.

http://www.amazon.com/toweldryandagoodcry

Or your favorite ebook store

View the book trailer: www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

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Spring and Flying Insects

With everything blooming and buzzing right now, I am reminded of how much I hate flying insects. When I was a kid, I’d I would scream bloody murder, and run for dare life if I saw a bug that was known as the sewing needle.

Now, as an adult, I know the sewing needle is a dragonfly. And I’d like to think, when I see one, rather than being terrified by the thing, I’d like to think of what the dragonfly symbolizes, instead.

 The dragonfly, which has been around 300 million years, symbolizes our ability to overcome times of hardship. And to remember our inner strength, our courage, and our inner peace.

Have you read my eBook, Towel Dry and a Good Cry?

It’s about two Italian bff’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients. Guaranteed to make you laugh your ass off and shed a little tear.

http://www.amazon.com/toweldryandagoodcry

Or your favorite eBook store

View the book trailer: www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

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A Monks Haircut, the Tonsure. What’s up with that?

We’ve all seen that bizarre haircut Monks sport. It’s called the tonsure, derived from the Latin word, tondere, meaning to shear.

The haircut was meant to mark a certain stage in a religious journey which had deep emotional significance.

Maybe it’s the hairdresser in me but, I can think of much more interesting ways to cut someone’s hair as they climb up the spiritual ladder. I mean, what exactly is the tonsure representing? A halo? A sunny side up egg? What?

Hair has always been viewed as an adornment. One that can be used for sexual arousal, eroticism, and a means to attract the opposite sex.

The last thing a Monk would want, is to bring any sexual attention to themselves because of their celibacy vow. The tonsure, and it’s simply my opinion, achieves the goal of unattractiveness. It’s unknown who inspired the tonsure, but I tip my hat. Mission accomplished, well done!

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HAVE you read my ebook, Towel Dry and a Good Cry?

It’s about two Italian bff’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients. Guaranteed to make you laugh your ass off and shed a little tear.

http://www.amazon.com/toweldryandagoodcry

Or your favorite ebook store

View the book trailer: www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

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Leaving Coins On The Top Of A Veterans Gravestone And The Meaning Behind The Tradition

When I was in one of my Covid entrapment cleaning frenzies, I came across a heap of silk flower cemetery arrangements, I had bought off season. I had thrown them in a corner of the basement with the thoughts I’d put them away later. That was almost a year ago. But, it got me thinking of Memorial Day and decorating the graves of family members, and a story my father told me about leaving a coin on the gravestone of a Veteran.

The tradition of leaving coins on top of the gravestones of Veterans began in the United States during the Vietnam war, to pay respects of fallen servicemen.

Placing a coin on top of the gravestone gives a message for the deceased Veterans family.

Each coin represents its own meaning.

A penny means, the gravesite has been visited.

A nickel means, the person visiting went to bootcamp with the deceased.

A dime means, the person visiting served with them.

And a quarter means the visitor was with the Veteran when they were killed.

This is a story worth sharing and a really cool thing to do for a family of a deceased serviceman.

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HAVE you read my ebook, Towel Dry and a Good Cry?

It’s about two Italian bff’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients. Guaranteed to make you laugh your ass off and shed a little tear.

http://www.amazon.com/toweldryandagoodcry

Or your favorite ebook store

View the book trailer: www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

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Leonard of Mayfair the Creator of Twiggy’s famous do’

In 1966, Leonard Lewis celebrity hairstylist, also known as Leonard of Mayfair, Britain’s most influential hairdresser, created a very distinct haircut for model, Twiggy.

Twiggy was the ambassador for L’Oréal and that innovated cut launched her modelling career.

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Leonard of Mayfair sparked a new wave of short cuts for women and helped the careers of many other hairdressers.

Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

HAVE you read my ebook, Towel Dry and a Good Cry?

It’s about two Italian bff’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients.

Guaranteed to make you laugh you ass off and shed a little tear.

http://www.amazon.com/toweldryandagoodcry

Available at your favorite ebook store

www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

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Hiram Maxin and Marcel Grateau

While Hiram Maxin, inventor of the machine gun, is known to have obtained the first patent for a curling iron in 1866, it’s Marcel Grateau who is credited for actually inventing the curling iron in 1990.

The Marcel iron, was a revolutionary breakthrough for women and their hair

. Salons boomed with business from woman wanting the new hair trend.

Little did Hiram Maxin or Marcel Grauteau know was, that for one hundred and thirty years and still counting, the curling iron revolutionized the way women do their hair.

Have a look at my photo Museum of Hair History to look at some cool pictures of the past tools used in the Beauty and Barber industry.

HAVE you read my ebook, Towel Dry and a Good Cry, yet?

It’s about two Italian bff’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients.

Guaranteed to make you laugh you ass off and shed a little tear.

http://www.amazon.com/toweldryandagoodcry

Or your favorite ebook store

View the book trailer: www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

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Foundation for mature skin

Wearing foundation softens the appearance of fine lines, brightens skin, and hides discoloration that comes along with mature skin.

Choosing the right foundation and color are crucial to the outcome of younger looking skin.

Have you ever seen someone wearing the wrong shade of foundation and you can see a distinct line of demarcation along their jawline?

Picking the right shade will give you a natural look rather than a caked on look.

Mature skin needs color and concealment. When choosing a foundation, remember, it comes in two basic formulas, oil and water based. Water based foundations are sheer but don’t necessarily cover blotches or discoloration. Oil based foundation has the best coverage for evening out the skin.

Choosing the Right Shade:

For ruddy skin, Yellow based shades such as golden beige or honey beige are the most flattering.

For sallow complexions, Rose or ivory undertones look best.

Very pale skin, looks best in ivory, rather that yellow undertones, such as alabaster.

Always remember before applying foundation it is imperative to hydrate the face prior to using any foundation.

Seal your foundation with a loose or pressed powder geared for mature skin. Powders for mature skin contain more moisturizers and don’t make your skin look dry. Follow with blush. follow my next blog post on blush for mature skin!

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I want to share something UPLIFTING with you all, especially in these trying times, that will cure your stay at home blues and make you feel so proud of our profession!

You HAVE to read my ebook, Towel Dry and a Good Cry!

It’s about two Italian bff’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients.

Guaranteed to make you laugh you ass off and shed a little tear.

http://www.amazon.com/toweldryandagoodcry

Or your favorite ebook store

View the book trailer: www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

Follow me on Pinterest for more beauty info and tips

Brilliant Book Quote

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say sometimes, I read up a storm and other times I may not read a book for months. Sometimes, a book devours all my time and stirs me so much that there’s just not a book worthy of following that one. And sometimes, I will read a line from a book that just floors me. Floors me enough to reread the line several times and possibly write it down because the line is so brilliant.

I have been in what I call, reading mode, chomping down on a stack of books I’ve had awaiting me for quite some time. I opened the book Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman and reached the second sentence and had to stop for one of those reread moments and for sure, this time, I had to write this sentence down because this was writing at its finest.

On this glorious day, the brilliant sky is filled with banks of motionless clouds, fleecy as sheep, but so obedient and lazy they haven’t a need of a Shepard or fence.

Enough said.

Have you checked out my book trailer yet? Get a glimpse into my novel.

www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

You can purchase Towel Dry and a Good Cry at your favorite eBook store.

Blush For Mature Skin

My last two blog posts, Conceal Age-related skin Imperfections and Mature Skin and Foundation, talked about the best way to conceal undereye dark circles, broken capillaries on the cheeks and choosing the best foundation for mature skin.

As we age older skin becomes more sallow. Blush can help mature skin recapture the rosiness of youth.

Blush comes in three forms: cream, powder and cream-powder. cream blush works best on dry skin because it adds a little more moisture. Powder blush is great for normal to oily skin, reducing shine and giving more holding power on the skin.

Warm shades of blush contain more yellow and red such as peach and pink. They are more forgiving on mature skin.

Gray or white haired look best in pink, rose, plum, mauve because it compliments cooler skin.

To minimize wrinkles, be sure to apply blush to the apples of your cheeks.

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I want to share something UPLIFTING with you all,especially in these trying times, that will cure your stay at home blues and make you so proud of the hairdressing profession!

You HAVE to read my novel, Towel Dry and a Good Cry! It’s about two Italian BFF’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients. Guaranteed to make you laugh your ass off and shed a little tear.

Purchase at your favorite ebook store.

Book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

Conceal age-related imperfections

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Under eye concealer erases dark circles and hides broken capillaries on the cheeks.

First and foremost, choose a concealer that is going to do its job. If you have dark circles, choosing a concealer with an orange or peach base helps to cut the purple undertones.

Always begin your routine with an undereye moisturizer to guarantee an even look and to help in concealing age-related imperfections. Using a little foundation, dab a little with your ring finger, in the inner eye area close to your nose and on the under eye crescent. Let dry.

Apply your concealer, in the same fashion right over the foundation. Always drag the concealer past the under-eye crescent to your cheekbone. Keep patting with your ring finger until the concealer is well blended. Let dry.

Here is the part that lots of people make a big mistake in, sealing your concealer with powder.

Pressed or Loose powder make the under-eye eye look dry, drawing attention to lines and wrinkles and all the other imperfections.  Instead, use a powder set. This is a specific product to seal in your concealer without having the product seep into fine lines. Using a sable brush, dust powder set over your concealer.

I want to share something UPLIFTING with you all, especially in these trying times, that will cure your stay at home blues and make you feel so proud of our profession!

You HAVE to read my ebook, Towel Dry and a Good Cry!

It’s about two Italian bff’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients.

Guaranteed to make you laugh you ass off and shed a little tear.

http://www.amazon.com/toweldryandagoodcry

Or your favorite ebook store

View the book trailer: www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

Follow me on Pinterest for more beauty info and tips

Huh? Glycolic Acid, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Salicylic Acid, on my skin?

Huh? Glycolic Acid, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Salicylic Acid, on my skin?

Get a simple answer to what this all means and the benefits for you.

With so many skincare products on the market it is difficult to choose what is best for your skin type. Let’s shed some light on these confusing terms. Just the word acid sounds scary but these three acids, Glycolic, Beta Hydroxy and Salicylic all serve a purpose.

Glycolic Acid is the most common over the counter anti-aging product ingredient. Derived from sugarcane, the chemicals found in Glycolic Acid sloughs off and exfoliates the build up of dead skin cells on the top layer of the skin.

The percentage of Glycolic Acid in a product determines how much benefit you will get from it. 10%, which is a low concentrate, won’t do much for fine lines but can make the skin smoother. A higher percentage of Glycolic Acid may stimulate the formation of collagen, which is the connective tissue in the skins second layer (dermis) that gives your skin its youthful plumpness and strength.

Dermatologists can offer a variety of products that contain 25% of Glycolic Acid, more likely to benefit aging skin. If skin becomes sensitive after using Glycolic Acid, try a gentler wrinkle fighter.

Salicylic Acid, also known as, Beta Hydroxy Acid, is found in the bark of willow and sweet birch trees. This Acid, works at much lower concentrations than Glycolic Acid.

Those battling breakouts along with wrinkles may want to use Salicylic Acid. Like Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid exfoliates the top layer of skin penetrating the pores liberating trapped dirt and oil that can lead to acne.

I want to share something UPLIFTING with you all, especially in these trying times, that will cure your stay at home blues and make you feel so proud of our profession!

You HAVE to read my ebook, Towel Dry and a Good Cry!

It’s about two Italian bff’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients.

Guaranteed to make you laugh your ass off and shed a little tear.

http://www.amazon.com/toweldryandagoodcry

Or your favorite ebook store

View the book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

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Pickle Christmas Ornament Tradition

Hiding a pickle ornament within the branches of a Christmas Tree has been a tradition in a lot of households since the late 19th century.

On Christmas morning, the first person to find the pickle on the tree would either receive an extra present from Santa or they get to open the first present.

The fun for families, is the frantic hunt for the pickle ornament as they comb through the tree in search.

Many rumors have circulated over the years as to the origin of this silly tradition, but the Berrien County Historical Association in Berrien MI acknowledges that no tale stands the test of time nearly as well as an excess of pickle ornaments at Woolworths!

Whatever the origins are, many families look forward to this tradition every Christmas morning.

COVID Hairdressers blues

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Hairdressers and alike! Not only are we missing being creative but we are missing our social relationships with all our clients, yet, hairdressers always unite and stand by each other for important causes.

I want to share something uplifting for all us beauty industry people!

Something to give you such pride in our profession and the relationships we have with our clients.

You HAVE to read the ebook, Towel Dry and a Good Cry

It’s about two Italian BFF’s doing hair in the 1980’s and the lives they touch through their clients.

Guaranteed to make you laugh your ass off and shed a tear!

But most of all, what our profession truly does for humanity.

http://www.amazon.com/toweldryandagoodcry  or your favorite ebook store

view the book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

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We all have to take care of each other because we are all in this together. I want to make a HUGE thank you to everyone that has participated in helping us all through this corona virus.