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20 Aug

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 .

19 Aug

Have Cane Will Travel

Award-winning comedy writer, Ian Heydon (Kingswood Country, How Green Was My Cactus, The Samuel Pepys Show, The Year My Country Broke) recently took out an unexpected award – for writing about travelling with a disability.

In 2010 Ian was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. That led to the question – what does a writer who has a disability and who loves to travel write about? The answer was pretty obvious. Because Ian uses a cane for mobility assistance, he built a website called Cane & Able Travel and that site won the inaugural Business disAbility Award for Business Innovation in 2012.

Back in 2003, Ian had a travel book on Australia published called The Small Guide to A Big Country (Explore) and he subsequently bought a travel agent’s licence (Small Guide Travel). Much of Ian’s research for that book is still valid. As Ian says, “They haven’t moved the Sydney Opera House or most of Australia’s main attractions, so all I really needed to do was update where necessary and add the accessibility and disability facility information. It’s a bonus that the Small Guide Travel consultants can assist with itinerary advice and bookings.”

When Ian travels these days he uses both a cane and a wheelchair for getting around. “Before my diagnosis with MS I guess I felt a bit of pity when I saw other people in wheelchairs. I didn’t realise that wheelchairs give a person with a disability so much freedom. Mine allows me to get around much better at airports, especially when the boarding gate can be a fair distance from check-in, and it makes art galleries, museums and theatre so much more accessible and enjoyable.”

Ian first took his wheelchair on a trip to Dubai, London and Paris in 2012. While there are websites with attractions and disability information for those destinations in the pipeline, Ian’s first priority is writing about Australia. In late 2012 he visited Cairns and road-tested attractions like Skyrail and Quicksilver’s Great Barrier Reef as well as disabled-friendly accommodation. From this came the destination specific website, Cairns Disabled Travel.

The next cab of the rank was Canberra. According to Ian, Canberra is arguably Australia’s most rewarding destination for travellers with a disability. “There are flights from all other major cities and centres, they have an excellent public transport and wheelchair-assisted taxi system and all the major attractions are accessible, with many of them free. There’s excellent accommodation, terrific restaurants and bars and so much to see and do. It really is a fabulous tourist destination. Sure, after a couple of weeks there might be some thumb twiddling but for a few days away it is fabulous.” Ian visited Canberra in 2011 and 2013 to research accessible accommodation and attractions and the Canberra Disabled Travel website is now live.

Ian has a multi-destination itinerary on the drawing board for all Australian capital cities and major regional centres so you could see him soon in your part of the country. But the Kingswood? No, he won’t be taking the Kingswood!

18 Aug

“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.

17 Aug

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.