23 Sep

Laser Hair Removal Brisbane

Laser Hair Removal is a becoming a popular treatment, as the current fashion for both men and women is to have the clean look consisting of little or no body hair. Excess or unwanted hair growth is usually a result of genetics, hormones or certain medications. Recent advances in the technology have meant that the hair removal treatments are now a lot more effective and there is less risk of side effects from occurring, making it safer for consumers.

When discussing Laser Hair Removal, it is important to note that the body has 3 cycles of hair growth – Anagen (active), Catogen (transitional) and Telogen (resting). The laser energy destroys hairs in the Anagen or active phase, targeting the cells at the base of the hair follicle which are responsible for hair growth. As Laser Hair Removal targets only the hairs in the active phase, only a percentage of hairs are treated with each session. A series of treatments is required to clear an area, though less hair will return with each treatment and the regrowth will become fine, soft and sparse.

Laser hair removal treatments target melanin which is the dark pigment contained within the hair. Red hair contains a different type of melanin and consequently the treatments can be less effective for redheads.
The area must be shaved prior to treatment to allow the laser energy to be directed under the skin, and not to heat up the surface by having dark hair above the skin level. Any plucking or waxing must be stopped for several weeks before starting treatment, as the hair needs to be in the follicle for it to work.

The effectiveness of the Laser Hair Removal treatments is mostly dependant on the quality of machine used, the parameters or correct setting and proper candidate selection. An ideal candidate for Laser Hair Removal has light coloured skin and dark coloured hair. This stark contrast of colour allows the laser light to easily target the hair and pose little or no risk of harm to the skin. This is also why it’s important to avoid sun exposure and tanning when undergoing a course of permanent hair removal treatments.

It is important for the full area to be treated by the laser with each hair removal appointment so hairs are not missed. Any missed patches will require additional treatments in the future and the area may look patchy or have uneven hair growth. Hairs that do not fall out or shed within about 14 days have usually not been treated effectively. This is due to poor spacing by the operator or incorrect technique, which can often be avoided by finding a reputable laser clinic that has licensed and experienced operators.

Looking to find out more about Laser Hair Removal Brisbane or Permanent Hair Removal Brisbane? Contact Image by Laser today to find out about our Laser Hair Removal Prices .

26 Aug

Common Mistakes in Logo Design Brisbane

Brisbane is the most populous city in Queensland with a population of over 2 million. It, therefore, follows that there are many businesses, companies, institutions, and other organizations here. You will need a good logo if your organization is to stand out.

A good logo enhances brand value, it gives you an edge over the competition, it identifies you, it makes you memorable and it captivates your target audience. There are several mistakes that people commonly make in logo design Brisbane. Understanding these mistakes will help you avoid falling into the same trap.

People often make the mistake of not translating the logo for different cultures and into different languages. You should learn from Coca Cola who have their logo in different languages, but still identifiable as the Coca Cola logo (such as Koka Kola in Cyrillic).

Many people fail to do design protection after logo design Brisbane. Protect the logo through international Intellectual Property organizations so that it cannot be stolen by other people or institutions. This is important because conventional trademark registration is limited in that you cannot lay claim to such things as the color used.

Avoid the common mistake of having a logo that is too realistic or overly complex. The best logo is one that is symbolic and simple. If you try to bring in too many design concepts, there is a risk that your logo will be confusing.

Although you do not want an overly complex logo, this is not an excuse to have a poorly designed logo. Your logo should maximize on the use of negative and positive space. The shape and the color should work well together.

Unoriginal and clichéd logos are all too common. This is a dangerous logo design Brisbane because your logo will be boring and will not attract new clients. Ensure that your logo has some movement – a simple company name inside a circle will not do. It is important that the logo is very different from that of your competitors.

Google ‘bad logos’ and you will find many logs that have unintended implications/subliminal meanings. It is important that you test your logo by having different people look at it during the logo design Brisbane stage to ensure there are no unintended implications.

You should not follow trends during logo design because trends change. Avoid bit map/raster images in your logo because these are not scalable. You should not use too many typestyles/fonts as this would be look messed up and not appealing.

There are many logo design templates available on the Internet, but you should avoid them in favor of experienced professionals, customized logo design. This will give you a unique logo. A logo design Brisbane professional has the training, experience, and tools necessary to do a good job.

22 Sep

“Offers Over” – why not just cut to the chase?

If you’ve browsed realestate.com.au recently, you will have seen lots of properties listed as “offers over”. You might be wondering why we do this rather than just applying a fixed price.

Why we do it?
Ultimately “offers over” exposes more people to your property online, if used the right way —let’s not forget that some 90% of our buyer enquiry comes through these channels.

For buyers, realesate.com.au has set price bands when searching (ie: $400k to $450k and $450-$500k). Generally, we recommend using ‘offers over’ when you’re on the cusp of a search band.

For example, if you are aiming for a price of $460k for your home. We would list it as ‘offers over $450k’ on realesate.com.au – your property will display for buyers browsing the $400-$450k price range as well as those browsing $450-$500k.

This exposes your property to more people and gets more people to your open (people who may not have considered your property before). Even if the price is slightly out of their price range – they showed up! It’s your agent’s job from there!

We recently listed a duplex in Fitzgibbon as “offers over $300k”, a move designed to encourage a larger subset of buyers to visit the property. The home sold for $315k—an impressive figure given that the highest previous sale for a similar home in the area was $290k!

Misuse of ‘offers over’…
In my experience many agents use ‘offers over’ to avoid the uncomfortable price discussion with their owners. It’s a way for them to list the house at what they (the agent) think it’s worth without agreeing on a clear price expectation with the owner.

Can you make an offer under on an ‘offers over’ property?

Our agents will always have a firm price that the owner is expecting. After all, the first question at the open is ‘how much’?

Buyers should have the capacity to buy at or above the price indicator. Although they can open negotiations with a lower price, almost always the property will sell at or above the indicator.

When we don’t use it…
It’s not effective if your price expectation is not in line with the market.

It’s also not as effective if your ‘offers over’ price sits in the middle of a search band. A property listed as “offers over $420k” will only display for buyers searching $400k-450k”. Of course there may be some exceptions here, but this is a common mistake many agents make!

And last but not least, ‘offers over’ pricing is also useful for auctions or when agents are a little unsure on the market value (ie: for a unique property).

So if we recommend “offers over” on your next houses for sale Aspley rest assured and take it in your stride!

To view property Aspley visit our web site. To find out more about Justin Watt, owner of Watt Realty and previous owner of Harcourts Aspley click here.

21 Sep

How to stop the flood of election junk mail?

Wherever you live in the world, whether it is a Federal, Local Council, Presidential or State election, your mailbox will groan under the weight of materials aimed at getting your vote. It might be the electronic age, but it seems that a pamphlet in your letterbox is still considered the most efficient way of getting a message across.

While an informed electorate is important for the democratic process, there appears to be huge over-sending of junk mail for political purposes – and no clear way on how to stop this. What’s worse, the content of most of the political flyers is simply mudslinging about their opponents with no intellectual substance. Is anyone else reminded of children in the playground?

How can you help stop this unnecessary waste of resources? Imagine the strain on our environment and the large volume of greenhouse gases generated from all the trees cut down, electricity and transport of the materials. Grab a cup of tea or your water bottle and let’s get down to it.

We know in Australia that material that is deemed to be political, educational, religious and charitable is exempt from “No Junk Mail” signed letterboxes according to standards conducted by the Australian Catalogue Association. So there is no way to stop it being posted in your postbox along with the other junk mail catalogues enticing you to buy all sorts of things you don’t really need. It is likely the same in other countries.

Step 1. Incorrectly addressed political mail
A lot of of your mail may be addressed to past occupants of the house. You need to “return this to sender” with the note “no longer at this address”.

Step 2. Contact every political party or politician that is mailing you
There is no central database so you will need to call the office of each individual sender and ask to be removed from their mailing list. Remember to be polite! You catch more bees with honey than vinegar.

Step 3. National Standard to stop political junk mail
Write a letter to the Electoral Commission asking them to implement a National Standard to curb the volume of pieces each political party is allowed to put in each household’s letterbox.

Step 4. Polling day
Don’t forget to recycle any materials you are given on the day – often the Greens Party has a box at the booths for such materials on polling day!

Written by Tracey Bailey, Director of Biome Eco Stores in Brisbane, specialists in water bottles and eco friendly, reusable choices for your home, body and lifestyle.

20 Sep

Newsagency Shopfit

Newsagency shops do an important job of bringing key products close to us. Their proximity to busy places like railway stations, airports and city streets makes them accessible. These shops help us to get our magazines, newspapers, cigarette packs and other necessities with ease. Due to their location, there is a constraint on the space they have available to them. So how the agency utilizes their space will determine how much stock they can hold and how many customers will be attracted to come in and make a purchase. To meet this need, many newsagency shopfit businesses have developed in the retail shopfitting industry. They will offer creative designs that will make your store more spacious and attractive to consumers.

Newsagency shopfit in Australia

In Australia, newsagents conduct distributive business and/or retail business. There are over 5000 individually owned newsagency shops. This means that the competition is stiff so you need to have a store that will stand out from the rest. A typical distribution newsagency will deal with home delivery of different newspapers and magazines whereas a retail newsagency will sell a range of newspapers, magazines, greeting cards and stationary.

The presence of such a big number of newsagencies means that you have to select the best newsagency shop fitter you can find in the market to do an outstanding job. The best newsagency shopfit company you will get in Australia is Revolution Retail Shopfitters. We are a company that has been in existence for many years and we will bring a wealth of experience to the newsagency shop fitting project. We have been in the retail business so we know how to design your shop to maximize revenues unlike our competitors. Apart from shop fitting experience, we have experience in Pharmacy and Chemist shop fitting. We will come with a plan that will free you as we design and change the model of your shop. Since the company has its own factory to manufacture all it needs to complete the project, you will save on time and costs incurred to complete the project.

The value we will add to the project

The concern of most shop owners is whether the remodeling of the store will flaunt their lease agreement. This concern is well taken care of by the Revolution Retail shopfitters in that we have worked with a good number of landlords in Australia. Some of the major landlords we have worked with are CFS, Stockland, Westfield, AMP Capital, Centro, Lend lease, GPT, McConaghy, Mirvac, Dexus and QIC. These major landlords have some of the most strict lease agreements. We have been able to do shop fitting jobs for tenants of these landlords without any issues.

With our many years experience in retail, we believe that the shop design and the shopping experience of your customers will depend with the kind of message you want to communicate. Knowing how communication is important, we will help you to achieve this by listening to your views to create an attractive shop that is eye catching with proper lighting and thoughtful display that will make shopping easier for your customers. We also know sound is important for a great shopping experience so we will work on your store music. Apart from working on your store music, we will work on your tiles, carpet or timber to improve the sound of the client’s shoes as they walk. We will inspire confidence in you by removing design or cost fears associated with the project.

Having been in the game for many years, we boast of very experienced staff that will bring a wealth of ideas in design, centre negotiations, planning, onsite and offsite construction. To top this up we have consultants that will help to merchandize your store.

You can access customer reviews to gauge the quality of our services. The many customers that have rated us positively will reassure you of the kind of work we are capable of. As they say numbers don’t lie. It is recommended you visit our website where you will be able to see the current projects we are working on. We have provided photos for these projects which can help you to settle on a design.

How you can reach us.
The physical address of the company is Unit 1, 12 Hinkler Court, Brendale, Qld 4500. You can reach us on phone through the telephone number 07 3881 2944 or fax 07 3881 2911.