Monday, September 28, 2009

Someplace Special, Haircuts and Toys for Kids. A Children's Beauty Salon, A Children's Barber Shop.

A new customer told me that when she looked on google for  "children's barber shop" or "kid's barber shop" in the Bronx,  Someplace Special, Haircuts and Toys for Kids did not come up.  I know when you look up "children's haircuts bronx" it comes up right away.

In all truth, I never thought of my shop as a barber shop.  Barber shops have a different license than beauty salons. Barbers get barber licenses, and what I have is called a cosmetology license. Do we do alot of the same things?  Absolutely!  But our training is a little different.  In most states, there is a legal distinction between barbers and cosmetologists, with different licensing requirements. These distinctions and requirements vary from state to state. One of the main things is that in New York State, a cosmetology licenses does not allow you to use a straight razor and shave people.

But as far as I can see,  NO ONE learns the skills I have from any training school. Barber or Cosmetology.

I can't imagine a class in "Cutting around the Thomas Table 101"  Or "Haircuts on a moving kiddie ride"  or "Let's play with rolling balls for 10 minutes before we get started."  Let alone, phys ed. classes  to strengthen the knees that I am constantly crawling around on!  And, above all...the most important part of the 20 plus years of on the job training that I have had...ENJOYING the challenge of trying to make a child comfortable and not scared.  That is a psychology class that is never taught at a barber or cosmetology school!

This is the kind of thing I do.  Whatever I need to do, and I love it!

So when you are looking for a place to get your child's hair cut, children's barber shop, or children's hair salon, I hope you will try me out. Someplace Special, Haircuts and Toys for Kids, and join the people who come to me from all over the Bronx, Westchester, Long Island, Orange County, Rockland County, Morris Park, and Manhattan (especially the Inwood, Washington Heights area and Dyckman Street area)

No one is as happy to do what I do as I am!  See you soon!

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Link to St. Gabriel's Contest!

Oyy!  For those of you who subscribe, the link to the St. Gabriel contest did not work on the last version that was sent out . Try this!

Vote For St. Gabriel...A Great School In Riverdale, New York

Riverdale is full of wonderful schools, from nursery schools to high schools, and right now, one of our schools is in a contest...St. Gabriel's.  Many of my customer's children attend St. Gabriel and tell me about how wonderful the teachers and staff are. Some have moved their children from other schools and are so happy they made that choice.

Right now, St. Gabe is in a contest to win $20,000. The contest is sponsored by Target.  Let's see if we can get out enough votes to help the children of St. Gabriel's win!

Here are some comments posted on the contest site about St. Gabriel...

"St. Gabriel's School is a wonderful school. The teachers are fantastic. They make learning fun. My children love going to school everyday. I thought my daughter would struggle in school as she is the youngest in the class, however, to my surprise, she is doing fabulously. Thanks to the wonderful teachers, she has an understanding of the work and is doing great. St. Gabriel's is a wonderful academic school and I am confident that my children are receiving the best education possible."

"St. Gabriel School provides an excellent education, preparing students for the demands of high school. Beyond that, the nurturing environment and sense of community set the school apart from others in the area. We love being part of the St. Gabriel School family."

"St. Gabriel school's academics are second to none. My children look forward to going to school every day and are consistently inspired by the superb teachers. The faculty is dedicated and committed to giving their students the tools needed to become successful in high school and college. The principal fosters a nurturing and happy environment where the students feel welcome to express their views. Parents have the peace of mind knowing that their children are being given the best opportunity to succeed in life."

So come on, add your votes to the ones already cast and make St. Gabriel's school a winner...since we all know, it already is a winner!!

Read about St. Gabriel's here...All about St. Gabriel

Vote here...St. Gabriel's...The Best of the Bronx!!

P.S. Even if St. Gabriel does not win the big prize, $500. is given out to a different school randomly every week. That's alot of bucks right there!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Someplace Special Is Now In A Contest From American Express

Hello everyone!
Someplace Special is once again in a contest. This one's pretty big as it is a national contest sponsored by American Express and NBC for small businesses.

I know I've asked before and you've come through. But I'm asking once more for you to vote.

In this case, though, you can only vote once... and... most important... the VOTING ENDS THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13!

That's right, THIS SUNDAY

So I need you to do it right now! In order to qualify Someplace Special needs to get at least 50 votes IMMEDIATELY!

So would you be so kind as to go to this page...

RIGHT NOW!... register on the upper right... and then click the button that says... "Support this Story, Endorse Now" for Someplace Special.

Thank you so much! I really appreciate it... and for this contest... I am only asking for one vote from you so we won't keep bugging you... and please tell your friends!

Thanks so much

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please let me know.