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2023.03.23 14:15 Davidmora12 Men and Women have the best career in the Beauty Industry

“Beauty is not something you buy; instead, beauty is what lies within.” – Byron Pulsifer. Beauty cannot be bought with the help of any money it is present in all human beings and we need to bring it out. To be beautiful is to show the world our best inner selves. There have been times when applying foundation, a little lipstick, and kohl was all that was needed to finish applying makeup. But today, cosmetics have no restrictions. The increased awareness of the relationship between physical attractiveness and personal intelligence is another major factor affecting the use of cosmetics in the global market. Currently, men use cosmetics more frequently in their daily lives than women, which contributes to the growth of the demand for cosmetics on the international market. Being beautiful has no bar, it has become unisex now. And there is no wrong with it, looking good and making someone look beautiful has become a job that allows working officially and a person can make more money from it.
The beauty industry has had a total makeover within a few years. People were not so known for makeup products but now a variety of new products and styles have come out. The way you dress, behave, and carry yourself are all important components of personal beauty, as are characteristics that are difficult or impossible to change, such as social standing and income, race, and physical characteristics like height and shape. But when we first meet someone, we focus on their face. We are incredibly skilled at distinguishing between faces that launch a thousand ships and those that don't. The brain performs a variety of tasks, including detecting beauty.
The pandemic drastically altered the future of hiring in the beauty sector, but now that salons are reopening in many nations, customers are visiting the stores once more, and beautician recruitment agencies are resurfacing with a fury. This is good news for anyone searching for employment in the sector. The beauty industry has now generated employment and is now open for both men and women to work. Skilled Beauticians are required in different international brands. The beautician recruitment agencies are now recruiting the most efficient candidates for different national and international brands.
The beautician recruitment agencies are of great help. They help place the candidates nationally and internationally. The beauty industry is a bit new to the market career options are widening nowadays and beautician recruitment agencies are a boon for candidates as they have tied up with the best international clients. The recruitment will help get placed in your dream brands.
Many companies are in search of skilled and experienced candidates but finding such candidates is tough not and quite tiring. Joining hands with the leading beautician recruitment agencies is an advantage, and this would help you save time and energy.
The beautician recruitment agencies have a huge database and recruit for the various post like Personal Stylist, Makeup Artist, Fashion Show Stylist, Editorial/Advertising Stylist, EducatoPlatform Artist, Artistic Director, Cosmetic Counter, Hair, Makeup, and Skin Specialty Retailers, Nail Technician, Henna Designer, Spa Esthetician/ManageOwner, Eyelash and Brow Specialist, Medical Esthetician, Hair Removal Specialist, Beauty BloggeInfluencer. The recruitment firms recruit skilled and semi-skilled persons from the country like India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, and the Philippines.
The covid- 19, pandemic has hit this industry very badly. Every beauty shop from national to international brands was closed. Now after the pandemic, the beauty industry has added more colors to its feathers. The beautician recruitment agencies are the most appropriate persons to rely on. The top beautician recruitment agencies provide you with highly qualified workers who may decide who you choose. Businesses may find qualified candidates more quickly by collaborating with leading beautician recruiting services. The task of filling the vacant post is quite important and cautious. The recruiters for beauticians thoroughly evaluate a candidate's technical aptitude before moving on to the next phase of the interview. They deploy the following methods to find new personnel. Recruiters evaluate prospects using the following standards: The finest beautician recruitment firm first screens applicants based on the technical skills listed in their applications. After reviewing them using their evaluation critter, beautician recruiters plan the interview. During the interview process, the managers working with their client's business evaluate the candidate for the next stage and technical round. The package's compensation is another essential element. The chosen applicant is contacted by the beautician recruiters to discuss the salary package offered by their client company after the interview. They assist the applicant in haggling over the remuneration package and additional benefits that have been offered.
Candidates have a great chance to stay in touch with beautician recruitment agencies because these consultancies help people find work in Middle Eastern, Far Eastern, and European countries. You can create a connection between the client and the candidate with the aid of the top beautician recruiting companies. The issues with candidate selection are almost entirely resolved. Housing, visa processing, initial training, deployment, and other tasks are handled by recruiting agencies.
The best candidates and workers are chosen by recruiting companies for your company. The recruitment agency also supports applicants in starting their careers in the main sectors of the beauty industry. Therefore, working with beautician recruitment agencies could be highly advantageous. They serve as a dependable middleman between potential employees and client businesses, providing them access to top-notch beautician recruitment firms to achieve their objectives.
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2023.03.23 11:21 hairchamps All about cosmetology program

All about cosmetology program
People who want to work in the beauty industry as licensed cosmetologists are required to first fulfil the requirements of a specialized training course that is referred to as a cosmetology program. Cosmetologists are professionals in the beauty business who offer a variety of services to customers, including haircuts, hair styling, hair colouring and application of makeup, nail care, and skincare. Cosmetologists may also specialize in a particular type of beauty treatment.

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Everything you need to know about getting into a hairdressing program is listed here:

Training:

Classroom instruction is generally supplemented by practical experience gained in a salon or spa setting as part of the curriculum for cosmetology programs near me.
In cosmetology school, you might learn about some of these subjects, among others:
  1. Different methods for trimming, styling, and coloring the hair
  2. Makeup application techniques
  3. Manicure and pedicure services
  4. Cosmetic procedures for the face and skin
  5. Sanitation procedures and safety regulations
  6. Client consultation and communication abilities
  7. Cosmetologists' best practices for running their businesses and promoting their services

Duration:

The requirements that must be met in order to acquire a license to practice cosmetology in a given state frequently influence the duration of the training programs that are available. In general, programs include anywhere from one thousand to one and a half thousand hours of instruction, and the amount of time necessary to complete one can range anywhere from six months to two years.

Licensing:

In the majority of states and municipalities, one is required to acquire a license before beginning to work as a cosmetologist in a professional capacity. To acquire a license in cosmetology, it is typically necessary to finish a program in the field, do well on a written exam, and, in some states, do well on a practical exam as well. Cosmetologists are expected to continue their education after they have received their license in order to keep their status as licensed professionals. This obligation begins once they have received their license.

Possibilities Available at One's Place of Employment:

Graduates of cosmetology programs have a variety of employment opportunities available to them, some of which include working in salons, spas, or other businesses connected to the beauty industry. Other employment opportunities include working in businesses unrelated to the beauty industry. They also have the choice of venturing out on their own and starting their own hairdressing practice, which would put them in the position of being their own boss. Cosmetologists have the potential to specialize in a variety of fields, some of which include hair coloring and nail design. Both of these fields can lead to expanded employment opportunities for the cosmetologist.
Individuals who are able to graduate from a cosmetology program with a passing grade are provided with extensive training in a wide range of cosmetic procedures and are consequently prepared to enter the beauty business as licensed cosmetologists. Graduates have access to a diverse variety of employment opportunities, and they have the potential to have a positive influence on the clients they serve in terms of both their outward appearance and the degree to which they believe in themselves.
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2023.03.23 04:23 arctic_twilight Regular Nail tech cut my cuticles up with drill today

I've been going to the same nail salon for 4 yrs now, and I always see the same tech who is the ownemanager of the salon. He always does a good job, will fix my nails for free/ shorten them in between visits at no cost, and drops some of the extra charges for me on their standard pricing. He knows my style and color preferences well, & helps come up with design ideas. We have a good rapport.
They recently renovated/expanded the salon & hired more techs. While he was doing my nails I noticed a girl (presumably a new tech) walk out from the back looking like she was crying. He & his coworker started talking/whispering after she left, so obviously there was some drama. I don't know what happened but didn't want to be rude and ask about it. So he was drilling the nails as I have acrylics and was getting a fill, & he started using the drill right up against and like under my cuticles. It hurt & I thought it was weird, but I assumed maybe it was because I waited so long and they were pretty grown out, he was trying to smooth everything out. I don't feel like he was rushing, he could've been distracted mentally, but he did it on every nail despite my physical reaction to pull back slightly.
I noticed 2 tiny cuts or nicks on my cuticles and some very minor redness on the edges at the base of the nails. It stings pretty bad. I'm going to put Neosporin on tonight and some Vaseline. But I'm just wondering why he would do this suddenly (after seeing him for so long w/no issues) on every nail? It's not like it was an accidental nick, it seemed intentional. Should I say something next time I go back, and if so, how should I word it not to be awkward?
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2023.03.23 04:01 fireflyeyes Wedding Recap: March Wedding in MA 2023

Buckle up, this is a long one! I personally loved pouring over the budget/recaps during the planning process so I knew pretty early on I’d want to write a detailed one of my own. Hopefully someone out there finds this helpful!
Disclaimer: Full transparency I want to start off by saying my parents paid for our wedding. It was a very unexpected offer but we are both very grateful for their generous assistance. My parents covered the venue and vendors and we covered the bar tab and tips.
Our wedding was in March and we booked all of our vendors in late 2021/early 2022 so our pricing will be different from current offerings (still included pricing). We invited 127, 104 RSVP’d yes, and 102 actually came.
Budget: My parents set a budget around $25-30K and I truly tried to stick to the lower end of it as much as possible. I would say the biggest part of the budget went to the venue.
Venue: Crestwood Country Club
Crestwood recently restructured their tiered package pricing (we signed in late 2021) so I can't speak of the current value, but since we were grandfathered in I think we got a pretty amazing deal on the Platinum Package with an off season discount.
Our package included:
Food & Beverage: We both come from aggressively large Italian families so the food had to be good and the bar had to be open.
We went with a classic Caesar salad to start followed by family style Portuguese soup to warm those bones on a very chilly March day.
For dinner our guests could pick either a stuffed chicken breast with sage stuffing, a grilled NY strip with red wine demi glace, pasta primavera (veggie), or salmon in a lemon butter sauce. Dinner was served with seasonal vegetables and parmesan whipped potatoes. I know wedding food can be "meh" but I need you to know a groomsman licked his plate clean and everyone is still gushing about it to me.
Our late night snack was a sliders and fries bar and that went over so well. I saw people run from. the dance floor to the bar area to get some.
Dessert came from Vienna Bakery in Barrington RI. We did a pastry buffet with chocolate mousse cups, cannoli, cream puffs, assorted fruit tarts, cheesecake bites, etc. and not a crumb was left over.
Photography: Jacquelina Paiva/ Jackaaalack Photography ($2,050). Seriously, if you are in New England and are looking for a wedding photographer Jackie should be at the top of your list! We already have a sneak peek gallery and I am OBSESSED.
Florals: In Bloom at Quality Fruitland in Seekonk MA ($2,790). Unconventional but worth every single penny. For that price we received 1 medium bridal bouquet, 5 bridesmaid bouquets, 9 boutonnieres, 3 bundles of roses for the moms, 2 flower crowns for the flower girls, 2 flower girl baskets with petals, 10 varied floral centerpieces, 1 floral garland for the head table, 1 large floor arrangement for the welcome area, 2 medium ceremony arrangements, and tulle on the sweeping staircase.
DJ: Music Mixers Entertainment. $1,850 for 5 ½ hours of music coverage (ceremony/cocktail houreception), uplighting, wireless mics for ceremony and toasts, planning sessions, and unlimited use of their wedding planning website and music catalog.
Stationery & Paper Goods: Save the Dates and Invites were from The Knot and Zola with coupons. I created some signage in Canva and had it printed through Walmart and then bought a seating chart template off Etsy (EastAlchamy) and had that printed onto foam board through Staples. I intended to DIY a lot but then gave up when stress got to me.
Decor & Extras:
Here is a quick breakdown of the decor we brought in
Groomsmen Attire: The groom, groomsmen, and dads all wore three piece black suits from Men's Wearhouse with a platinum tie/vest. It was incredibly easy to set up a profile and have the guys go to their local stores for measurements and adjustments leading up to the big day. The suits were accessorized with custom Star Wars pocket squares.
Bridal Party Attire: All of the bridesmaids purchased their dresses from Azazie. All I asked was that they picked something floor length and in the color "Ink Blue" preferably in a chiffon fabric. They all wore silver shoes and everyone used the celestial pins from their bridesmaid gifts in their hair.
Gifts included matching satin pajamas, diamond earrings, and warm wraps in a neutral color.
Bride's Attire: The dress was purchased from Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique in Fall River MA (as for Meghan! She was a gem). The overall cost of the dress and alterations ended up being around $3K. Alterations were a flat fee of $795 and I will say now that it is over they didn't do the best job. They neglected to hem my dress a second time so I was tripping over it a lot on the day of but that would be my only complaint.
My wedding shoes were the Betsey Johnson Cady booties and then I changed into a pair of Jessica Simpson platform flip flops to dance in. Veil, earrings, and tiara all are from Etsy (LadySolomia and RoseRedRoseWhite).
My hair was masterfully crafted by Erin Asciola at Dirty Blonde Salon in Bristol RI and I did my own makeup using the following products: NARS Light Reflecting Longwear foundation, Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r powder, KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner, Urban Decay All Nighter Spray, Benefit Precisely My Brow pencil, ULTA Beauty brand clear brow gel, ULTA Beauty brand shadow primer, MILK Makeup Hydrogrip primer, Embryolisse moisturizer, Too Faced Milk Chocolate bronzer, Fenty Beauty contour stick in Amber Rare Beauty liquid blush in Hope, Rare Beauty pressed highlighter in Enlighten, ABH Mini Glam 2 Go shadow palette, Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk liner and lipstick, and some magnetic lash strips from TJ Maxx cut into half lashes.
If you made it this far I have to admit that it was the best night of my life and I would easily do this again next year despite all of the stress and drama leading up to it. Now that it is all over I'm going to put the wedding binder deep into my closet and take a very long nap on the couch with my new husband. Thanks for reading, if you have any questions I'm happy to answer them!
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2023.03.23 00:46 n0noTAGAinnxw4Yn3wp7 georgetown university board 🤝🏻 cop-loving megacorporations

check out these two villains on georgetown's board of directors:
Mary Callahan Erdoes (C’89) - CEO, Asset & Wealth Management, J.P. Morgan
In 2020, JPMorgan committed $30 billion to advance racial equity and discussed the importance of being held accountable on their website. This contrasts with the bank’s history of racial discrimination as they settled a lawsuit filed by former and current employees for $24 million in 2018 and are currently being sued by Dr. Malika Mitchell-Stewart who was denied service at a branch in Texas.
The bank is also a big backer of the blue. In 2011, JPMorgan gave the New York City Police Foundation $4.6 million, turning the NYPD into a militarized presence during Occupy Wall Street. Heidi Boghosian of the National Lawyers Guild said it created an appearance of “the police protecting corporate interests rather than protecting the First Amendment rights of the people.” JPMorgan’s Head of Regional Investment Banking, John Richert, serves on the board at the Atlanta Police Foundation and is on the board at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Kevin M. Warren (B’84) - EVP and Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer, UPS
UPS, whose headquarters is in Atlanta, is committed to “creating social impact, advancing diversity, equity and inclusion,” and “building stronger communities.” In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd, UPS pledged 10.7 million toward racial justice in 2020, during which time UPS CEO Carol Tomé said, “We will not stand quietly or idly on the sidelines of this issue.”
However, UPS’s backing of police foundations undermines any virtue signaling. The multinational shipping giant sponsors the Louisville Police Foundation, which provides direct funding to police officers and cosponsored a pro-police rally with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) lodge, River City FOP, and holds two seats on the Atlanta Police Foundation board.
Those seats are filled by UPS’s Chief Legal and Compliance Officer Norman Brothers Jr. and former UPS Senior Vice President of U.S. Operations Calvin Darden. Darden previously served on the board of directors for Coca-Cola Enterprises. Coca-Cola has a history of donating millions to the Atlanta Police Foundation, and until April 2021, had a seat on the foundation’s board of trustees.
(UPS info from the same article as JPMorgan)
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2023.03.22 23:35 soniasdiaries HELP!! permanent hair color vs high lift vs bleach & toner

i've never gotten my hair colored before and i've been calling up several salons and stylists, unfortunately they're all giving me different info. So here I am, turning to this thread for help
Can you please help me understand which is the least damaging out of permanent hair color, vs high lift, vs bleaching & toning? I have black hair and am trying to do a balayage with very very natural browns. Nothing drastic or super light.
Some stylists are telling me that permanent hair color will not work, others are telling me thats the safest and least damaging option. Others are saying that high lift is most damaging, and some are telling me that its safer. So you can understand my confusion lol
Please share your advice, thank you in advance!!
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2023.03.22 05:01 AlexBellPhone Repaint a Pool with Me

Repaint a Pool with Me
Heyya!
I wanted to share my experience with you guys and show you how I repaint my pool. Now, let's get this out of the way first: this is probably not the best approach, nor the easiest, nor a long lasting one, yadda yadda. BUT, this is a 500$ method that will do the job for a few years.
By the way, I have not finished this yet so will keep posting as I complete the project :)
Here is what I am dealing with.
- Pool built in 1995 - Spa has 4 jets that are primary return; this then overfills and flows into the pool - Pool has 14 Caretaker pop-ups that don't work well - Main drain (double entry), skimmer and spa drain (double entry) - Currently running a 3HP Pentair IntelliFlo® VSF Variable speed pump - The current paint is chlorinated rubber (on top of plaster)
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The main reasons why I wanted to repaint:
- Dog scratched up all the stairs and anywhere he can hang out (shallow end walls) - The spa paint chipped out (I assume due to previously bad paint job + heat)
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Step 0 - Pick your paint
If you wanna paint, you need some paint. Duh! There are three types of commonly used paints: epoxy, acrylic and rubber. I am using Smart Seal paints and they have a nice guide of why choose one paint over another.
Here is what I understood from my research that can hopefully help you:
- If your pool is painted, you typically MUST repaint it with the same type of paint - For Rubber, the above is true exceptfor the conversion that they offer (see below). Not sure how well that works... my pool guy friend told me he has never done that. - The longest lasting one seems to be epoxy followed by rubber then acrylic. I was suggested to use acrylic on an unknown previous paint... shrug. - Calculate about how much paint you'll need... I guesstimated and mine took 2gallons per coat. Do what you want with that information hah
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Step 1 - Empty the pool
- I bought a 50$ submersible water pump. I got a 1HP 3700GPH off Amazon (Prostormer) - I attached my regular (cleaning) vacuum hose to it (with some electrical tape around the hose male part to assure it goes IN the pumps' female connector really tightly)
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Step 2 - Remove all pop-ups, covers and lights
- Unscrew the covers for the main drain and the spa drain - Remove pop-ups using a caretaker pop up tool (this one was about 75$ from ePool Supply) This one was pricy. I suggest asking a neighbor or a pool guy to borrow it. It takes 10seconds to use per po-up... So spending 75$ for 5min of work might not be worth it. - To remove the light covers, I used two small screw drivers and one larger one. Insert the small ones in the holes and then use the big one to rotate the two smaller ones counter clockwise. (Not sure that made sense but I saw someone doing it on another type of light: https://youtu.be/SnzwC8a9NVM?t=78
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Step 3 - fix the lights (nice lil bonus)
When I removed the lights, I realized they were actually fiber optic bundles. Flashback to when I bought the house, I was told the lights don't work. All I knew is there was a box with "stuff" in it that controlled the lights... and it wasn't working. So I never thought anything of it.
So! I went and opened up the box with "stuff", and saw that it was quite a simple design actually. 110V power comes in - transformer steps it down for the light (19.7V halogen HI-111 lightbulb) and a small motor that moves a tiny color wheel. Then a fan that runs on 110V that cools the whole thing. That's the basics of it.
The system I have is Firberstars; model is so old that I have no idea what it is. Fiberstars since then has been renamed to SRSmith, FYI. Spare parts can be found here, here or here.
I bought the bulb (HI110/HI111) from eBay for ~20$. A set of o-rings from Harbor Freight was 5$. (You need two for each light cover).
The fan worked (thankfully) as most places sell it for an obscene amount (250$!!) but if you look into it, it is a PAPST 8500N type. You can find OEM for ~38$ here or 41$ here plus 52$ here.

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Step 4 - Start scrubbing... everything, everywhere, all the time
An important step BEFORE you start any kind of painting activities is to prepare the surface! I will not go into all details as each surface has slightly different requirements. Start with a solid pressure wash.
Overall, you want to scrape any old paint and bumps off from existing surface. For me, since I am working with a previously painter with rubber surface, I used a set of metal scrapes and putty knives to get any major paint chips off and try to loosen any other pieces that might be easy to remove. This takes FOREVER. Especially in the spa as things seemed to "peel" off easily, which to me means I need to remove it (see pic).
If you paint over a loose previous layer, your new layer will not hold. That much I know hah
I then repeated this process through the whole pool. Yeah, took me two weeks after work and a painful shoulder... but hey, no pain no gain? As you can see around the pool, there are less areas that required heavy removal. Most paint in the pool seemed to hold really well.
Nonetheless, I did make sure every single inch of the pool was scraped with a putty knife/scraping tool. I then used a pressure washer again to see if anything else comes off, and to clean up.
Finally, I used a 40 grid sandpaper on an orbital sander and went around everything to smooth out final bumps that I might have missed. This one was much faster.
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Step 5 - Perform any repairs now
Since things are dry and easier to access now, it's a good time to look for any fixes you might need to make. Small cracks, irregular surfaces, area around the drains or skimmer... take a look and see if anything looks off. I applied some silicone around the inside of the skimmer as it looked a little worn. An ounce of prevention and all.

Step 6 - Pressure wash again
Again, before doing anything else, make sure you are starting with a clean, dust free (as much as possible) surface.
///// I am currently here ... it's been raining last few days so couldn't do much \\\\\
Step 7 - Wash with TSP > Muriatic Acid > TSP
Note: this is what my paint manufacturer suggested I do, so I am following their recommendation. Please follow the one you pick. Also, please wear protection anytime you are handling any kind of chemical, mkaayy? thanks!
Tri-Sodium Phosphate (TSP) is used before paint. The compound prepares pool (and deck) surfaces for painting by removing dirt, grease and oils. I got mine from Home Depot for 7$ and a sponge from the dollar store for 99c. Use a 5 gallon bucket and dilute based on TSP instructions. Use a sponge and wash all the pool surfaces thoroughly. Rinse it all off.
Now you have to acid wash the whole shabang. My paint recommends 10% solution of muriatic acid in water. Spray the mix with a multipurpose garden sprayer (bought off harbor freight for 8$). Rinse with water immediately and then repeat the TSP wash to neutralize the acid. Then allow surface to dry completely.
So ... TSP > Wash > Muriatic > Wash > TSP > Wash > Dry
Step 8 - Pre-paint the bare spots
My paint recommends that on a painted surface, the bare spots (like the ones I have in my spa and some spots in the pool) be painted with a 10-20% diluted paint solution. I will then wait for 4-6 hours, and proceed.
Step 9 - First coat
After spot priming, I will apply one full strength coat of the paint using a 9" premium roller from Home Depot (got a pack of 2 with the base for 16$). I will wait again 4-6 hours (or longer, depends when I paint it) .
Step 10 - Second coat
Once first coat is done, I will check for any irregularities and use an 800 grit sandpaper to fix anything that is sticking out too much.
Then, I will use the 9" rollers and apply a second coat at full strength.

Step 11 - Fill & Enjoy
Will let you know how that goes :)
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2023.03.21 21:26 covidfreeswiftie Don’t let COVID ruin your concert experience: Tips for staying healthy at Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour

Disclaimer: I am an immunocompromised Swiftie dating a cancer survivor. I am not a doctor or an epidemiologist, but unfortunately have had to stay very up-to-date to keep myself and my partner safe. If you are not open to the idea of taking COVID precautions, please leave this post now. I am not going to debate anyone in the comments, and I request that mods do not remove this as this information is important for folks who are trying to stay safe. I will update this post regularly, so feel free to bookmark and revisit before your tour date!
There is a 100% chance that there will be folks who are COVID positive and contagious at the tour. There is also a 100% chance that there are folks at the tour who are immunocompromised, or who have a loved one that is immunocompromised. Hell, this is true just because Taylor is at the tour. As you’re probably aware, her mom Andrea is a cancer survivor herself. Andrea wore a mask to opening weekend. Taylor wears a mask behind the scenes.
If you’ve never had COVID, you don’t want it. If you have had COVID, you don’t want it again. Research shows that COVID affects every part of the body, and fighting off a COVID infection can make you more susceptible to other sicknesses, like colds or flus. Additionally, your risks for hospitalization, death, further illness, and Long COVID increases with each infection. The best way to avoid this is to avoid COVID entirely. The worst thing in the world would be getting COVID before or at the tour, and having your memory of this amazing event compromised because you got sick immediately before/after. It's possible to suffer from memory lapses even with mild COVID.
Consider that you or your loved ones may also fall under the "high risk" category. I did not consider myself in this category before COVID, but the definition of high risk is quite broad - it includes people who have mental health conditions, diabetes, people who are pregnant, people who smoke or used to smoke, people who are overweight or physically inactive, people who are anemic, and more.
Even if your venue is outdoors, you can still spread and catch COVID. COVID is highly transmissible and can still spread outdoors, especially in large crowds. Extra especially when everyone is singing/screaming! Additionally, you can spread/catch COVID while walking inside the stadium, using the restrooms, waiting in line, etc.

You can dramatically reduce your risk of getting or spreading COVID by following these tips:
There is no “magic bullet” for avoiding COVID, so we use the “Swiss Cheese model” - each mitigation effort is a reduction of your likelihood of getting or spreading COVID. Consider incorporating some or all of these tips to reduce your likelihood of getting/spreading COVID dramatically.


If you wear a mask to the Eras Tour, just know that you are my hero. I have tickets to the tour but I am not sure if I will be able to go because I’m not sure I can effectively mitigate my risk. But my tour date isn’t for a couple of months - if I see that the concerts are getting safer because people are masking, it will be easier for me to make the decision to go. Immunocompromised Swifties are Swifties too. So, if you mask, THANK YOU. You bet I will if I go, because you can still make the whole place shimmer in a mask 😷

Links to everything you need to stay safe:
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2023.03.21 21:14 covidfreeswiftie Don’t let COVID ruin your concert experience: Tips for staying healthy at Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour

Disclaimer: I am an immunocompromised Swiftie dating a cancer survivor. I am not a doctor or an epidemiologist, but unfortunately have had to stay very up-to-date to keep myself and my partner safe. If you are not open to the idea of taking COVID precautions, please leave this post now. I am not going to debate anyone in the comments, and I request that mods do not remove this as this information is important for folks who are trying to stay safe. I will update this post regularly, so feel free to bookmark and revisit before your tour date!
There is a 100% chance that there will be folks who are COVID positive and contagious at the tour. There is also a 100% chance that there are folks at the tour who are immunocompromised, or who have a loved one that is immunocompromised. Hell, this is true just because Taylor is at the tour. As you’re probably aware, her mom Andrea is a cancer survivor herself. Andrea wore a mask to opening weekend. Taylor wears a mask behind the scenes.
If you’ve never had COVID, you don’t want it. If you have had COVID, you don’t want it again. Research shows that COVID affects every part of the body, and fighting off a COVID infection can make you more susceptible to other sicknesses, like colds or flus. Additionally, your risks for hospitalization, death, further illness, and Long COVID increases with each infection. The best way to avoid this is to avoid COVID entirely. The worst thing in the world would be getting COVID before or at the tour, and having your memory of this amazing event compromised because you got sick immediately before/after. It's possible to suffer from memory lapses even with mild COVID.
Consider that you or your loved ones may also fall under the "high risk" category. I did not consider myself in this category before COVID, but the definition of high risk is quite broad - it includes people who have mental health conditions, diabetes, people who are pregnant, people who smoke or used to smoke, people who are overweight or physically inactive, people who are anemic, and more.
Even if your venue is outdoors, you can still spread and catch COVID. COVID is highly transmissible and can still spread outdoors, especially in large crowds. Extra especially when everyone is singing/screaming! Additionally, you can spread/catch COVID while walking inside the stadium, using the restrooms, waiting in line, etc.

You can dramatically reduce your risk of getting or spreading COVID by following these tips:
There is no “magic bullet” for avoiding COVID, so we use the “Swiss Cheese model” - each mitigation effort is a reduction of your likelihood of getting or spreading COVID. Consider incorporating some or all of these tips to reduce your likelihood of getting/spreading COVID dramatically.


If you wear a mask to the Eras Tour, just know that you are my hero. I have tickets to the tour but I am not sure if I will be able to go because I’m not sure I can effectively mitigate my risk. But my tour date isn’t for a couple of months - if I see that the concerts are getting safer because people are masking, it will be easier for me to make the decision to go. Immunocompromised Swifties are Swifties too. So, if you mask, THANK YOU. You bet I will if I go, because you can still make the whole place shimmer in a mask 😷

Links to everything you need to stay safe:
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2023.03.21 16:54 WreckageHothHead A New plot Hole thread 7A): trip to Mos Eisley, Luke/Rey skills + retroactive arcs!; + huge hyperspace retcon tangent

The previous ones:
https://old.reddit.com/MauLecomments/115yiq7/spacewars_hackfraudery_how_esb_is_a_lot_closer_to/ "SpaceWars HackFraudery: How ESB is a lot closer to TFA and TLJ in terms of "undoing the victory from the previous movie" and Mauler was WROOOOOOOOOONG"
https://old.reddit.com/MauLecomments/11fytsc/an_example_of_mauler_as_well_as_plinkett/ "An example of Mauler (as well as Plinkett) significantly overestimating the OT's "cause&effect motivation consistency sense-making" - and what possible implications this could have"
https://old.reddit.com/MauLecomments/11fytsc/an_example_of_mauler_as_well_as_plinkett/japzym (bit of a correction/expansion of the OP in an added comment - I should probably post a revised version of the OP somewhere at some point)
https://old.reddit.com/MauLecomments/11hki5e/ot_discontinuity_thread_number_3_schroedingers/ ""OT discontinuity" thread number 3: Schroedinger's gigantic space distances"
https://old.reddit.com/MauLecomments/11q2vwl/ot_discontinuities_thread_4_magic_invisibility/ ""OT discontinuities" thread 4: magic invisibility charms, except not; + First Empire competence issues"
https://old.reddit.com/MauLecomments/11uhedc/ot_discontinuity_thread_5_sending_x_number_of/ ""OT discontinuity" thread 5: sending x number of TIEtroopers + the homing beacon plan"
https://old.reddit.com/MauLecomments/11vbnud/6th_and_probably_almost_last_thread_anhtfa/ "6th (and probably almost last) thread: ANH/TFA opening plot holes and Tatooine/Jakku comparisons"
1a) When covering Rey and Finn's escape from Jakku, here starting at 1:56:30 (Part 2), Mauler says this:
But her navigation of the debris with the Falcon is still undeniably ridiculous - and that closes off the scene which is a horrible mess, but it happened fast, so maybe some people don't notice it so much.
It should be mentioned that they move on to the scene in space with Han Solo very soon, and that up to this point the situation of having this incredibly important droid, this man who knows the importance of the Droid and the inner workings of the First Order, and this woman who is an ace pilot as well as the future most powerful Jedi to exist, that nudges Kylo to kill Snoke, and can get Luke out of retirement, all meeting up, is incredibly lucky.
"Magic and coincidences - oh look that, that's just the Millennium Falcon, it's just sitting there! Oh we gotta run into HAN SOLO - ah heeyy, what a coincidence!!"
If not for Rey, both Finn and BB-8 would likely have been captured or killed by now.
The interesting comparison is that in Episode 4, Obi-wan is seeking out a good pilot with the interest of smuggling them - and so they get the attention of just that, and they pay money for that service; thus Han Solo smuggles them out with strong piloting.
Here though - Lady Luke is smilin'.
First of all, Finn plays an essential role by being the one shooting the gun and blowing up the TIE fighters - the second one in that impressive collaborative maneuver that they did at the end;
so saying that "Rey saved Finn and BB-8" isn't really that accurate - Rey and Finn both saved themselves as well as BB-8.
So now to the Ep4 comparison again:
The interesting comparison is that in Episode 4, Obi-wan is seeking out a good pilot with the interest of smuggling them - and so they get the attention of just that, and they pay money for that service; thus Han Solo smuggles them out with strong piloting.
Here though - Lady Luke is smilin'.
The phrasing here doesn't make 100% clear what exactly his point is, but judging by the context as well as the rest of this review, it's that the Ep4 examples makes a lot more sense because Obi-Wan and Luke seek out a professional pilot, instead of... Luke ace-piloting his way out of a hairy situation as the Troopers have caught up to them?
Implying that that would've been nonsensical (to some degree at least) which is why ANH didn't do it since it doesn't engage in such nonsense - while what it does is all based on established consistency & logic?
However this is a highly questionable assertion, to say the least.
Obi-Wan needs to find a transport in the Mos Eisley spaceport because... he doesn't have a spaceship of his own; which necessarily leads to the question, why doesn't he have a space ship?
If he's there waiting for the right moment to get called into action, and possibly recruit / start training Luke, or protect him (which may very well involve escaping with him from the planet, if a certain type of situation were to arise), why doesn't he keep a spaceship or 2 tucked away somewhere so he's prepared for emergency situations like this?
He doesn't even have a speeder apparently? Why?
"I need your help, Luke - she needs your help. I'm getting too old for this sort of thing..."
"I can't get involved... I've got work to do. It's not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there's nothing I can do about it right now. It's all such a long way from here..."
"That's your uncle talking."
"My uncle... how am I ever gonna explain this?"
"Learn about the Force, Luke."
"Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead - you can get a transport there to Mos Eisley or wherever you're going."
"You must do what you feel is right, of course."
Mauler's phrase about "Han's strong piloting" kind of almost implies that Obi-Wan couldn't have pulled that off, which also leads to the question - why assume Obi-Wan was a bad pilot (or not at all), and/or what does the film establish about this? Could it indeed somehow be the case that he can't really fly a spaceship?
"No, my father didn't fight in the wars; he was a navigator on a spice freighter."
"That's what your uncle told you. He didn't hold with your father's ideals; thought he should have stayed here - and not gotten involved."
"You fought in the Clone Wars?"
"Yes - I was once a Jedi Knight, the same as your father."
"I wish I'd known him..."
"He was the best star pilot in the galaxy, and a cunning warrior. I understand you've become quite a good pilot yourself!
And he was a good friend...
Which reminds me - I have something here for you. Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough, but your uncle wouldn't allow it; he feared you might follow old Obi-Wan on some damn fool idealistic crusade like your father did."
So he was a Jedi Knight just like Skywalker Sr.; they went on an idealistic crusade together - fought together in the Clone Wars (or certainly Obi-Wan did - Skywalker just in "wars", but 99% the Clone ones), and he's describing Skywalker as a "cunning warrior" and "the best pilot";
how much room do any of these lines leave for the interpretation that despite being "a Jedi Knight, same as Skywalker", and even a Jedi instructor i.e. to Vader, he was in fact, unlike Skywalker, a lousy warrior and a lousy pilot if a pilot at all?
Especially given how in final act of the film, Luke's emerging Force powers enhance his starfighter abilities?
I think one can safely say here that virtually none - that he may not have been quite as ace as Skywalker, but probably very good and competent at the very least - and the movie simply didn't need to go out of its way to assure everyone that yes, since Obi-Wan shared Skywalker's "Jedi Knight" and "fought in the wars together" attributes, by extension he also shared the "great warrior & pilot" attributes listed in the same paragraph.
So.... all but confirmed as a skilled ex-warrior pilot, and completely inexplicably without a ship or even speeder, how is his need for a pirate pilot with a ship "logically justified", exactly?
Doesn't seem to be justified at all - and if it isn't, then literally the only reason why the movie had him "have to" go to Mos Eisley and pay for a pilot, is because it wanted them to go to a city with colorful aliens, enter a Western salon, and team up with their new pirate pilot co-protagonist in this way;
quite obviously not a case of rational ground-up plot construction.
So if this intention by the movie to team them up with Solo, or specifically do that in this fashion, at this point, is taken out of the picture - what could've happened alternatively?
Luke's got a speeder, Obi-Wan's got a spaceship tucked away either right by his home, or in some kinda secret cave somewhere or who knows (and probably has a speeder as well) - and, to maintain the spirit of their Mos Eisley escape, the Stormtroopers have now followed the trail from Luke's home to Ben's and are closing in on them;
or perhaps Luke catches their attention by going against Ben's advice and speeding to the homestead;
either way now there's a tense action sequence where Obi-Wan and Luke are both chased by the Stormtroopers and have to quickly get away and leave the planet - and both are skilled pilots, as already established.
Would it somehow been out-of-character for this movie if Luke then jumped into some kind of co-pilot or gotten behind a turret or something, and played an essential role in escaping & fighting off the pursuing Troopers - thus showcasing these skills that he's been said to have, and maybe even already an early hint of his inherited Force potential?
And if yes, how so? That's pretty much exactly what proceeds to happen in the middle and final acts of this movie - and by all looks, really the only reason it doesn't already happen right here and now, at the same spot where Rey&Finn are escaping Jakku in this fashion, is because the movie wanted them to go to the spaceport city and meet Han there instead: an arbitrary creative decision.
The only thing that would've been out-of-character for ANH, would be to make this sequence as over-the-top as its TFA counterpart - however it wouldn't have had the technology for that anyway, and besides, the regular gunslinging in TFA is also over-the-top compared to ANH, along with the visual gags during those shoot-outs;
so yes, ANH would've had a more "tone down", no-nonsense version of that, but that's about the only expected difference there:
But her navigation of the debris with the Falcon is still undeniably ridiculous - and that closes off the scene which is a horrible mess, but it happened fast, so maybe some people don't notice it so much.
; not the core concept of Luke (and Obiwan) not taking a backseat to Solo.
At this point a structured breakdown of both Luke's and Rey's initial skillsets and lvl'ing up arcs is in order:
1b)
Rey can fight of 3 (unarmed, in this case) dudes with a staff, struggling somewhat, ending up taking a light punch or something, but basically being quite on top of things there.
She threatens a grumpy asshole of seemingly very limited mobility on an ultra-slow horse with a knife - he has a staff but clearly just uses it to try and throw his weight around, having no apparent ability or willingness to fight.
How much her staff and knife skills extend beyond what was shown here, is unknown and remains unknown.
Never used a gun before somehow??
"You might need this."
"I think I can handle myself."
"I know you do - that's why I'm giving it to you. Take it. You know how to use one of those?"
"Yeah. You pull the trigger."
"A little bit more to it than that - you got a lot to learn. You got a name?"
Has "flown ships before" though:
"That was some flying." "Thanks!" "How did you do that?!" "I don't know!" "No one trained you? No one?!" "I've flown some ships, but I've never left the planet!"
and pulls off a ultra-feat she herself is surprised by.
Then gets told her destiny by Maz, has a mystical experience with the sentient lightsaber;
and shortly later pulls out the gun for the first time, and almost immediately (small hiccup with the "safety", and 1 missed shot a second before the successful one) "sharpshoots" a trooper (after he misses her) - looking startled and amazed immediately afterwards, either at having been immediately able to hit someone at such a long distance, or perhaps at having personally killed somebody for the 1st time? It's unclear.
While she keeps sharpshooting Stormtroopers but also still running from them in visible distress, Han is seen gunslinging like mad, and then Poe is also seen taking down one TIE after another while also hitting individual Troopers on the ground, impressing Finn. (The prominently filmed X-Wing(s) shown picking off the troopers holding them as well as numerous other ground and air targets a slight bit earlier, seemingly aren't strictly speaking confirmed to all be the same one - however it's most likely Poe as well. If not, that just means more over-the-top aces in this Resistance fleet who aren't main characters.)
Then her telepathy / mind control powers are "unlocked" by Kylo.
Then Finn tries to "rise to the occasion" by fighting Kylo, after having seen Rey get knocked unconscious by getting pushed into a tree - lacking the Force (aside from having received a bit of Maz' blessing as well), but evidently having been trained in melee combat incl. with energy blades, just like his earlier stormtrooper adversary.
After his defeat, Rey in turn rises to the occasion, and manages to (intuitively? it happens off-screen while focusing on Kylo trying to do the same) summon the lightsaber and starts putting up a better fight than Finn - only having staff brawling experience in terms of concrete combat practice (and not even against other staff/weapon wielders, at least from what was shown), but now having a serious amount of Force access (which seemingly replaces the need for concrete practice, as has been long established in 4 and 5);
as she's getting pushed against the edge of the chasm, she "taps into the Force" even more, along with getting a new sense of determination and fury, and then proceeds to overpower him.
When Luke
"Sandpeople, or worse... come on - let's go have a look. Come on!"
, he takes a rifle with him, looking quite confident - however it's unknown if he's already shot at moving targets or what not.
Then as he gets overwhelmed by a Tusken raider, and manages to dodge a few of his staff attacks while on the ground and unarmed, before eventually getting knocked out - it's not quite clear how good he would've been in such a brawl had he been prepared; apparently above 0, but beyond that, who knows.
Then he gets approached by the 2 thugs in the cantina, clearly not looking like he's ready to start a fight with them, but also not all that intimidated - even when when the guy grabs him and threatens to kill him. The impression is that he's just determined to not take them very seriously, and doesn't really expect them to attack him if he refuses to give them attention? And then he gets pushed across the room, without putting up any resistance, but also again getting surprised after not really having been prepared (due to some kind of arrogance or naivity) - judging by this moment alone, he may as well have been a complete total zero rookie when it comes to fighting, but just like the Tusken attack it doesn't rule out he can generally do better.
"I understand you've become quite a good pilot yourself!"
"10 thousand?! We could almost buy our own ship for that!" "But who's gonna fly it, kid - you?" "You bet I could - I'm not such a bad pilot myself. We don't have to sit here and listen-"
"It's not impossible - I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home, they're not much bigger than 2 meters."
While it's not clear whether he's "ever left the planet", he's established in dialogue as already a "quite good" / "not bad" pilot - and later as having performed a feat the difficulty of which isn't really consistently established:
One pilot thinks it's "impossible even for a computer", but he replies that it's "not impossible" - and judging by his tone he doesn't even mean that it's particularly impressive either.
However then Gold Leader fails at it "even with a targeting computer" (one is probably to assume that that skeptical pilot was referring to this, and not an automated computer-guided shot?) - and Luke is then seen also starting to use that targeting computer (did he also when shooting those womp rats?), but eventually turns it off to rely on the Force instead.
So it was impossible even for a computer after all? Is that because they're flying faster? But then if those womprat shots had been at done lower speeds, why did he bring it up in the first place?
"Great shot, kid! That was one in a million!"
So... Han's exaggerating, or was it really a "1 in a million shot" that could've only been nailed supernaturally? Or they could've nailed it after a several more attempts, but the supernatural aid just increased the odds for this last second attempt?
But if this task was difficult enough to likely miss at the 1st or 2nd attempt, shouldn't Luke have thought of that when recounting his story? They'd probably know they'd have limited time up there, right?
Or, if the womprats hadn't been too difficult to hit on the 1st attempt, and the speeds back home were comparable, making it valid for him to bring that up - then why did he need to "let go and trust the Force" when he hadn't needed that back home? Again, had he been using targeting computers to hit those womprats? If yes, him putting away the computer here is a bigger deal - however if not, hadn't he already succeeded at it without the Force or a computer? Why did he need it now - again, just to increase the odds since this was the last ditch attempt against a ticking clock?
Point is, according to these various lines and attempts/methods, it's quite unclear just how impossible or just difficult or even unimpressive the task of hitting that 2 meter target in fact was - not clear how impressive the climactic shot was, and not clear how impressive Luke's skills back home had been either.
So while him snapping at Han like this in the bar may come off as some kind of over-confidence, and Obi-Wan even softly reins him in, it's ultimately unclear at that point whether he really could've pulled that off or not - maybe Obi-Wan thinks he doesn't have the skills yet (but then he probably has those skills himself - or is he doubting them due to his age?), or maybe he thinks he does, and he himself does, but why throw away their chances with this good pilot they've just met and his impressive ship, and take chances by going to look to buy some other ship?
So depending on how cocky and irrational Luke is being during that outburst, he either has "never left the planet" and is only really "good" on a local semi-amateur level, and going into space would be serious uncharted territory for him - or in fact he is as good as he's saying, and could really pull this off.
Shortly after takeoff, he's seen being completely clueless about hyperspace travel - however that doesn't mean they would've been screwed on their own, since Obi-Wan obviously knows about hyperspace travel and he could've handled that part.
However is that the only aspect of piloting that he's ignorant about, or is he severely lagging behind in other departments as well?
Well - after what's revealed about his backstory in that Yavin briefing, if he was already pulling off shots that Han would praise as "1 in a million" (even if hyperbolically) before the movie started, then that certainly raises him up quite highly;
however perhaps he's still lacking in the "evasive maneuvers against Star Destroyers" department?
How much time passes between their jump to hyperspace and this:
"Are you all right? What's wrong?"
"I felt a great disturbance in the Force... - as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror - and were suddenly silenced... I fear something terrible has happened.
You'd better get on with your exercises."
"Well, you can forget your troubles with those Imperial slugs - I told you I'd outrun them."
"Don't everybody thank me at once..."
One has to assume that the "Imperial slugs" he's talking about there are the same Stardestroyers (or, well, "Imperial Cruisers" - they weren't yet called "Star Destroyers" in this 1st movie) that they escaped from on Tatooine - however by "outrunning them" Han clearly can't be referring to just having jumped to hyperspace in front of their noses, since evidently enough time has passed for them to have started playing chess and began training with the lightsaber since that point; and he's only outrun them just now.
"Why don't you outrun 'em? I thought you said this thing was fast!"
"Watch your mouth, kid, or you're gonna find yourself floating home. We'll be safe enough once we make the jump to hyperspace. Besides, I know a few maneuvers.
"Safe enough", well this all adds up - looks like in this movie, unlike ESB, the Imperial ships can chase them through hyperspace/lightspeed; and Han just outran them after what might be a 30min or 1h chase, or who knows how long/short.
This is then further confirmed a few minutes later:
Obi-Wan: "It's an Imperial fighter."
Luke: "It followed us!"
Obi-Wan: "No - it's a short-range fighter."
Han: "There aren't any bases around here, where did it come from."
So "long-range ships" could have followed them through that hyperspace trip? (Despite Han having thought he'd lost them?)
At the end of V, they jump to lightspeed, leaving Vader's ship without any chances of catching or tracking them anymore - Vader walks off the bridge, looking defeated and even too depressed go lash out at Piett;
that wouldn't have worked in the universe of ANH?
So when they "invent the new hyperspace tracking tech" in by TLJ, that's only a "new" ability according to ESB's changed universe - before this continuity shift, a similar thing was already possible in ANH.
TFA-Han's ability to lightspeed-jump through a planetary shield, while inconsistent with how he introduced the mechanics of hyperspace travel to Luke:
"It'll take a few moments to get the coordinates from the navi-computer." "Are you kidding?! At the rate they're gaining??" "Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dustin' crops, boy! Without precise calculations, we'd fly right through a star, or bounce too close to a supernova... and that would end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?"
, doesn't seem to stand out that much anymore...
Also to go off on a short tangent here:
"Did your men deactivate the hyperdrive on the Millennium Falcon?" >"Yes, my Lord."
Last time they placed a "homing beacon" and tracked them to Yavin, but now - despite having screwed with the ship in an analogous situation - they've only "deactivated the hyperdrive";
had they also put a tracking device on it, just in case, they could've tracked them down, attempted to capture them and Luke again, and also found their space base - unless of course the Falcon's crew had the bright idea to think of this possibility, and then (instead of immediately forgetting about it moments later) either change ships or find&deactivate the homing beacon.
(Also if a Star Destroyer had showed up at their space base's doorsteps, or even several, couldn't they have attacked it with X-Wings just like the last time? Motti said they were generally more vulnerable than the Death Star - and even if they don't happen to have an equivalent Achilles' Heel, the RotJ fighters still managed to destroy the Super Stardestroyer.)
Also:
"Lord Vader - our ships have completed their scan of the area and found nothing. If the Millennium Falcon went into lightspeed, it'll be on the other side of the galaxy by now."
"Alert all commands. Calculate every possible destination along their last known trajectory."
"Yes, my Lord. We'll find them."
"Don't fail me again - Admiral."
"Alert all commands. Deploy the fleet."
So now the Falcon did jump to lightspeed - can't they at least have tried the same approach? That Piett even showed such confidence about? Or was that just in case the Falcon hadn't jumped to lightspeed? (It certainly would've been absurd otherwise.)
This one's not too big of an issue if it's interpreted as Vader just being desperate / refusing to give up and Piett trying to be optimistic and not get killed on the spot; what "trajectory" was he even referring to here, given how all the Falcon had been doing this whole time was fly around in curves and circles while trying to evade them? The trajectory they took when flying at the Stardestroyer's window? Or some earlier point? If it was supposed to make sense, then it seems very hard to explain how so.
Aaaand, for a second tangent:
Obi-Wan: "A fighter that size couldn't get this deep into space, on its own?.."
Luke: "He.. must've gotten lost, been part of a convoy or something..."
Other than the issue of Ben repeating almost the same exact thought that Han voiced moments ago, there are other confusing things about this sequence:
Han: "There aren't any bases around here, where did it come from."
By "no bases" does he mean he's not picking up any big stations / hyperspace-able ships on his scanners, or that there are no known ones in this area (as if the Empire doesn't have lots of mobile "bases"? a mobile "convoy" could've been an explanation too, of course) - or that there are no planets/moons around here?
"Look at him, he's heading for that small moon!.."
"Think I can get him before he gets there - he's almost in range."
"That's no moon - it's a space station..."
"It's too big to be a space station..."
Han hadn't picked up the Death Star on his scanners (which, if that's what he was referring to, should've been a lot wider than what the naked eye could see, since the Death Star was still too far away to be even visible at that moment), and no one showed surprise at there being a "moon" not showing up on any of the charts.
While Han and the rest not immediately thinking of the possibility that "that TIE could've been dropped there by a Stardestroyer" (i.e. what Luke suggests about a possible "convoy" moments later) isn't really a problem, Han's line about "no bases around here" followed by them bumping into this giant moon-sized station remains quite inexplicable.
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2023.03.21 09:22 arielhairandbeauty Hair balayage London

Hair balayage London
Are you looking for a new hair color technique that will give you natural-looking highlights? If so, balayage may be the perfect option for you! Balayage is a hair coloring technique that has become increasingly popular in recent years. The technique involves applying color to the hair in very thin, precise strokes, resulting in natural-looking, sun-kissed highlights. Hair balayage London can be done on any hair type and length, but works best on those with long, straight hair.
In this article, we will take a closer look at balayage – what it is, its history, and its benefits. We will also provide some tips on how to do balayage at home, as well as our top picks for the best salons for balayage in London.

What is balayage?

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What is balayage?
Balayage is a hair coloring technique that has been growing in popularity in recent years. The word “balayage” is French for “to sweep” or “to paint,” and that’s exactly what this technique involves – painting color onto the hair in sweeping motions. This method of applying color originated in France in the 1970s, but has only gained popularity in recent years.
So why has balayage become so popular? There are a few reasons. First, it’s a low-maintenance option for those who want to add highlights to their hair. Unlike traditional highlights, which require touch-ups every 4-6 weeks, balayage can last for 3-4 months before it starts to fade. Second, balayage offers a more natural look than other highlighting techniques. The thin strokes of color mimic the way sunlight would naturally lighten your hair, so the end result is very subtle and believable. Finally, balayage is a versatile technique that can be used to create many different looks – from beachy waves to sleek and sophisticated styles.
If you’re considering trying balayage, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, as we mentioned earlier, this technique works best on those with long, straight hair. If you have short or curly hair, you can still get balayage highlights, but they may not be as noticeable or blended as they would be on straight hair. Second, because balayage requires precision and skill to execute properly, it’s important to find a qualified stylist who has experience with this technique. Lastly, balayage can be pricier than other highlighting options because it takes longer to do – but it’s worth it for the beautiful end result!
If you’re looking for a salon that offers balayage in London, we recommend checking out one of these top-rated salons: Boulevard Hair Company, KAM Hair and Beauty or Hare & Bone.

History of balayage

The history of balayage can be traced back to the 1970s, when the technique was first used in France. The word “balayage” is French for “to sweep,” and that’s exactly what hairdressers do when they use this method to apply color to hair. They sweep the color onto the hair in sweeping motions, resulting in a natural-looking, sun-kissed look.
Balayage became increasingly popular in the 2000s, due in part to its low maintenance and versatility. The technique can be used on any hair type and length, and it doesn’t require touch-ups as often as other coloring methods. It also doesn’t damage the hair as much as other techniques, such as highlights.
Despite its popularity, balayage is still a relatively new technique. As such, there are no formal training programs or certifications available. However, many hairdressers learn how to do balayage through workshops and classes offered by manufacturers of hair color products.

Benefits of balayage

One of the benefits of balayage is that it can be done on any hair type. This means that whether you have straight, curly, or wavy hair, you can still get the sun-kissed look that you want. Additionally, balayage does not require the use of foil, which can save time and money. Another benefit of this technique is that it can add natural-looking highlights to your hair. Balayage is a low-maintenance hair color option, which means that you won’t have to touch up your color as often as you would with other methods.

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How to do balayage

Balayage is a hair coloring technique that involves painting color onto the hair in sweeping motions, resulting in a natural-looking, sun-kissed look. While the technique originated in France, it has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its low maintenance and versatility. The following guide will show you how to do balayage on your own hair.
What You’ll Need Before you get started, you’ll need the following supplies:
-A bowl or container to mix the lightener in -A brush to apply the lightener (aBalayage brush is ideal, but any brush will do) -A comb to section off hair -Clips to hold back sections of hair not being worked on -Gloves to protect your hands from the lightener -An old shirt or cape to protect your clothes from the lightener
Mixing the Lightener The first step is to mix the lightener according to the instructions on the package. Once mixed, it’s important to work quickly as the lightener will begin to work immediately.
Applying the Lightener Now it’s time to apply the lightener to your hair. Begin by sectioning off your hair with a comb and clipping back all but one section. Starting at the roots, use a brush or your fingers to paint on the lightener in sweeping motions. Be sure to work quickly and evenly so that all strands are coated. Once you’ve finished applying the lightener, clip up that section of hair and move on to the next section. Repeat this process until all of your hair has been covered with lightener.
Letting It Process Now that all of your hair has been coated with lightener, it’s time to let it sit and “process.” This is when the magic happens and your hair begins to change color. The amount of time you let it process will depend on how dark or light you want your final results to be. For lighter colors, 20 minutes is usually sufficient, but for darker colors, you may need to let it process for up to an hour.
Rinsing Out The Lightener Once you’ve reached your desired level of color, it’s time to rinse out the lightener. Begin by shampooing your hair with a clarifying shampoo 2-3 times. This will help remove any leftover residue from the lightener. Follow up with a deep conditioning treatment as well since bleaching can be very drying for your hair.
Styling Your Hair
After rinsing out the lightener, you may notice that your hair feels dry and damaged. This is perfectly normal! Bleaching can be very tough on your strands, so it’s important to take extra care of them during this time. Use a deep conditioner once a week and avoid heat styling as much as possible. When you do style your hair, be sure to use heat protectant products and use lower heat settings than you normally would

5.Top salons for balayage in London

There are many great salons in London that offer balayage services, but these five are the best of the best.
  1. John Frieda Salon
John Frieda Salon is one of the most popular hair salons in London, and for good reason. The salon offers a wide range of hair coloring services, including balayage. The stylists at John Frieda Salon are some of the most experienced in the business, and they always strive to provide the best possible service to their clients. If you're looking for amazing balayage highlights, this is the salon for you.
  1. Paul Edmonds London
Paul Edmonds London is another great option for those seeking high-quality balayage highlights. The salon is known for its luxurious atmosphere and its skilled stylists. If you want to be pampered while getting your hair done, Paul Edmonds is the place to go. You'll leave the salon feeling like a million bucks.
  1. Joico K-Pak Hair Color Therapy
Joico K-Pak Hair Color Therapy is a great choice for those who are looking for an affordable option for balayage highlights. The salon offers a wide range of color options, and the stylists are very skilled at achieving the perfect look for each client. If you're on a budget but still want beautiful highlights, Joico K-Pak is worth checking out.
  1. Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy is a great option if you're looking for high-quality balayage highlights at an affordable price. The academy offers a wide range of color options, and the stylists are very skilled at achieving the perfect look for each client. If you're on a budget but still want beautiful highlights, Toni & Guy is worth checking out.
  1. L'Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Vitamino Color A-OX Masque
L'Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Vitamino Color A-OX Masque is a great choice if you're looking for an affordable option for balayage highlights. The mask helps to protect your hair from damage while coloring it, and it also leaves your hair looking shiny and healthy. If you're on a budget but still want beautiful highlights, L'Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Vitamino Color A-OX Masque is worth checking out.
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2023.03.21 08:39 arielhairandbeauty Hair salon London

Hair salon London
When it comes to finding the perfect hair salon, London is a city that has it all. From high-end salons to more affordable options, there is something for everyone. But with so many options available, how do you know which salon is right for you?
In this article, we will discuss some of the factors to consider when choosing a hair salon in London, as well as the best hair salons in the city. We will also provide information on average prices for hair salon services in London, and give you a glimpse into the future of hair salons in the city.

Finding the right hair salon in London

When it comes to finding the perfect hair salon London, there are a few factors to consider. The most important factor is your budget. There are high-end salons that offer a luxury experience, but they come with a higher price tag. If you're looking for a more affordable option, there are also several good quality salons that won't break the bank.
The second factor to consider is location. You'll want to find a salon that is close to where you live or work, so you can easily get there for your appointment.
The third factor to consider is online reviews. You can read reviews of different salons on sites like Google and Yelp, to get an idea of what others have thought of their experience.
The fourth factor to consider is recommendations from friends. If you know someone whose opinion you trust, ask them for their recommendation.
Finally, you'll want to check out the salon's website and social media to get an idea of their style and offerings. This will help you decide if the salon is a good fit for you.

The best hair salons in London

There are many great hair salons in London, so it's important to take your time to find the one that's right for you. Consider your budget, location, and desired style when making your decision. Some of the best hair salons in London include Vidal Sassoon, Toni & Guy, and Paul Edmonds. Be sure to read reviews and ask around before choosing a hair salon in London.

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Hair salon trends in London

Hair salons are becoming increasingly popular in London, as more people are looking for ways to improve their appearance. There are a number of reasons behind this trend, including the city's growing population and the increasing popularity of social media.
There are a variety of different types of hair salons that are becoming popular in London, from traditional salons to more modern options. People are choosing these newer types of salons because they offer a more personalised experience and often use better quality products.
One of the most significant trends in the hair salon industry in London is the increasing affordability of services. This is due to a number of factors, including the growth of budgetsalon chains and the rise of independent salons. This trend is making hair salon services more accessible to a wider range of people.

Hair salon prices in London

The average cost of a haircut in London is £45. The average cost of a color service is £75, and the average cost of highlights is £95.
Prices for hair salon services in London can vary widely depending on the salon, the stylist, and the services requested. However, there are some general trends that can be observed in terms of pricing.
For example, it is generally more expensive to get your hair cut and styled at a high-end salon than it is at a more affordable chain salon. Additionally, prices tend to be higher for color services than for haircuts, and highlights are usually the most expensive service offered.
While prices for hair salon services can be expensive, there are ways to save money. For instance, many salons offer discounts for booking multiple services at once or for referring new clients. Additionally, many salons offer loyalty programs that give discounts to regular customers.

The future of hair salons in London

The future of hair salons in London is looking bright, with forecasts of significant growth in the industry over the next five years. This growth will be driven by factors such as population growth and increased popularity.
As the number of salons grows, competition will increase, leading to lower prices and higher quality services. In addition, new technologies and trends will emerge that will further improve the quality of hair salon services in London.
So if you're looking for a great hair salon in London, there's no need to worry – there are plenty to choose from, and the quality of services is only going to get better.
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2023.03.20 20:45 twentysomething3 Found a product I LOVE & just wanted to share

I literally never review products ever. I use tons of beauty products and I have many I really like but I just don’t care enough to review them. BUT I’ve used this product a few times now and I just love it so much.
The Kristen Ess Hair Gloss Toner is so good. I used it when my stylist lightened my bangs too much just hoping for a quick fix to tone them down a little and I fell in love. It’s $15 and absolutely does an awesome job toning my hair. My hair pulls warmth (red & orange tints) and this has kept me from having to spend $200 every 2 months or so on my hair at the salon. Even just a toner at my salon would be $50. I haven’t been to the salon since early December.
My hair gets dry and this also makes it so soft and so shiny. I just am such a huge fan.
They have a few different “colors” for the toner and they also have just a gloss if you don’t want a toner. I get it at Target once a month. So worth it.
Like I said, I never review products but this one is too good to not share.
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