Colored Eyeliner Looks: 10+ Ways To Style Them

iDitch Editorial Board.

Colored eyeliners can brighten up your eyes in seconds. If you are tired of applying the same old black eyeliner, we suggest you start experimenting with colored eyeliners. Try the most popular ones — gold and blue eyeliner — and the edgy ones — yellow and green colored eyeliner. Use them as single strokes or do eyeliner makeup without eyeshadow, these looks are worth trying! In this post, you will learn:

  • How to choose eyeliner color for your eyes
  • How To Apply Colored Eyeliner (with images)
    • Using one color
    • Using multiple colors

How To Choose Eyeliner Colors For your Eyes?

Just like the color of your eyes plays a role in your eye makeup, it becomes important when choosing colored eyeliners as well. While black is the universal eyeliner color but when trying out eye pencils of other colors some basic rules apply.

  • Colored eyeliner shades for brown eyes: gold, pink, violet, purple, lavender, turquoise, aqua, and cobalt.
  • Colored eyeliner shades for blue eyes: primarily colors belonging to the orange family, such as rust, bronze, peach, copper. For contrast, use navy blue color eyeliner.
  • Colored eyeliner shades for green eyes: bronze, amethyst, rust, mahogany.

• Colored eyeliner shades for black eyes: use darker shades of pink and brown, such as mauve and coffee. For contrast, use yellow and electric blue liquid eyeliner.

How To Apply Colored Eyeliner?

If you are looking for eyeliner makeup inspiration, you don’t need to look further. We tell you how to style your colored eyeliner pencils using ample examples.

When using just one colored eyeliner

1. Applying colored eyeliner on just upper lash line: This look can be carried any time of the day and any where, and with literally any color! If you are attending a function, a simple electric blue eyeliner makeup will do the trick. If it’s an evening party, pair gold eyeliner with brown eyeshadow. For a through-the-day or office look, subtle colors such as pink or grey eyeliner will look great.

Royal blue colored eyeliner for winged liner look
Royal blue colored eyeliner for winged liner look

 

Yellow colored eyeliner for extended winged liner look
Yellow colored eyeliner for extended winged liner look

 

 

Gold colored eyeliner look for evening makeup
Gold colored eyeliner look for evening makeup

 

 

2. Applying colored eyeliner on just the lower lash line: Another simple eyeliner trick is to apply it on the lower lash line and smudge it. It adds a pop of color without being overtly dramatic.

 

blue colored eyeliner on lower lash line
blue colored eyeliner on lower lash line

 

3. Applying colored eyeliner on the waterline: Traditionally, we have always used black kajal on our waterline, but it’s time to break the mould. If you are still new to colored eyeliners, we suggest you use it with nude eye pencil on your waterline. But to take it a level up, vine and turquoise.

 

Vine colored eyeliner to complete the eye makeup
Vine colored eyeliner to complete the eye makeup

 

Turquoise colored eyeliner is perfect for a day out with friends
Turquoise colored eyeliner is perfect for a day out with friends

 

4. Applyingcoloredeyelineronlyontheinnerandoutercorners of the eyes: For a dramatic eyeliner look, leave the middle portion of your lash lines blank while applying color on the inner and outer corners of the eyes.

 

Blue colored eyeliner on inner and outer corner of the eyes
Blue colored eyeliner on inner and outer corner of the eyes

 

When using more than one colored eyeliner

1. Applying colored eyeliner just above black eyeliner: This look is best tried with liquid eyeliners. Apply colorful matte eyeliners over a regular black one and notice how your eyes lift up. Increase the glam quotient by using shimmer or silver eyeliner when going for an evening party.

White eyeliner on black eyeliner
White eyeliner on black eyeliner

 

Bright yellow eyeliner on black eyeliner, with an extended wing
Bright yellow eyeliner on black eyeliner, with an extended wing

 

2. Yellow eyeliner on black eyeliner, with the yellow color curving inwards

 

Bright red colored eyeliner on black liner for dramatic effect on your day out with friends
Bright red colored eyeliner on black liner for dramatic effect on your day out with friends

 

Hot pink colored eyeliner on black liner to complete double liner look
Hot pink colored eyeliner on black liner to complete double liner look
Silver glitter eyeliner on black liner look, perfect for an evening party
Silver glitter eyeliner on black liner look, perfect for an evening party

 

Soft pink matte eyeliner on black liner is perfect when heading out for brunch
Soft pink matte eyeliner on black liner is perfect when heading out for brunch

 

3. Applying colored eyeliner to fill black eyeliner: If you as an iDitch Artisan are good at handling liquid eyeliners, then opt for this dramatic eyeliner look. Draw the outline of your winged eyeliner with black and fill it with a color of your choice. Make sure that black eyeliner dries up before you start filling to avoid a color mess. You can experiment even more with this look by using glitter eyeliner as fillers.

 

Glitter eyeliner as a filler for black winged eyeliner look; perfect for evening party makeup when you want a little drama!
Glitter eyeliner as a filler for black winged eyeliner look; perfect for evening party makeup when you want a little drama!

4. Applying a colored eyeliner over another colored eyeliner above the lash line: In this case, you can experiment within the same family of colors (refer the first image below) or pair

try different colors (as shown in the second image below).

Pink glitter eyeliner over mauve eyeliner for a soft yet glam look
Pink glitter eyeliner over mauve eyeliner for a soft yet glam look

 

Pair silver eyeliner with red and highlight your inner corners for a dramatic look
Pair silver eyeliner with red and highlight your inner corners for a dramatic look

 

5. Applying one colored eyeliner on one half of lash lines and another color on the second half: This pairing works best light and dark hues of some color are used. We have shown an example of green, but you can try other colors such as pink eyeliner, mauve and blue.

Pair a light green eyeliner with dark green; try matte or shimmer
Pair a light green eyeliner with dark green; try matte or shimmer

 

6. Applying three colored eyeliners for upper lash line, lower line and waterline: When opting for multi-colored eyeliners, make sure they all work well together. For instance, the blue, white and green eyeliner tints used in the image below look great.

 

 

Some More Interesting Colored Eyeliner Looks

1. Apply colored eyeliner only on some portions of the winged look

 

 

2. Add drama by applying colored eyeliner in geometric styles

 

Cobalt matte eyeliner with angular finish
Cobalt matte eyeliner with angular finish

 

Cerulean blue matte eyeliner with angular finish
Cerulean blue matte eyeliner with angular finish

 

Gold colored matte eyeliner applied on just half the eye
Gold colored matte eyeliner applied on just half the eye

 

Hope you like these eyeliner makeup look. Let us know which ones you tried or are going to try in the comments below!

Embrace Change,…Re-invent Your Lifestyles!!!!!

AMONIA FREE HAIR COLORING

WHAT IS AMONIA FREE HAIR COLORING PRODUCTS AND WHY AN iDitch ARTISAN SHOULD ALWAYS USE IT, AND WHY YOU, THE CLIENT MUST DEMAND IT

By The iDitch Editorial Board.

AMONIA FREE HAIR COLORING

Have you been flirting with the idea of changing the color of your hair?, do you want to color your hair and change your look overnight? When you ponder about coloring styles and hair color

brands, does the word “ammonia” ring any warning bells in your ears? Are you confused or apprehensive by the ammonia-free hair color label on hair coloring products and what it means? Then this post is going to answer all your questions and put your concerns about hair coloring to rest.

Most Artisans and Clients alike are under the impression that all hair coloring products are bad for their hair. They have heard horror stories of itching or burning sensations in the scalp, uneven end results, and a drastic rise in the number of grey hair or hair damage after hair coloring treatments. While this may have happened to many people in the past, there are plenty of brands that have launched hair coloring products that are not as harsh on your hair as the dyes of the past. You can color your hair to your heart’s desire without worrying about any damage. Ammonia-free hair coloring products is the way to go…..REQUEST AMONIA FREE HAIR DYES FROM YOUR iDitch ARTISANS.

In this post you will learn:

  • What ammonia based hair coloring products do to your hair
  • What ammonia-free hair coloring products are
  • 3 reasons why you should use ammonia-free hair coloringproductsWhat Damage does Ammonia-based Hair Colors do to Your Hair?Hair coloring is a chemical reaction in which one or more chemicals in the hair coloring product acts as a swelling agent for the hair cuticle. This helps the hair follicle to absorb the hair coloring product or dye easily and makes the color go deep into

the hair cuticle. In the past, the hair follicle swelling agent used to be ammonia in most hair coloring products.
The resulting hair color from an ammonia-based hair color lasts long and looks vibrant. Since ammonia molecules are small, they evaporate fast and are also easy to rinse after coloring. They also react with the melanin (the color pigment in the hair) to help make the hair lighter. Hair stylists also preferred ammonia-based hair colors it products since it was easy to wash and delivered great results (in the short term).

However, ammonia-based hair coloring products are known to cause plenty of side effects that will be discussed in the later section of this article. But let us introduce you to the world of ammonia-free hair colors.

A simple egg and honey mask can reverse the damage caused by ammonia-based hair dye.

What are Ammonia-free Hair Colors?

Ammonia-free hair colors, as the name Implies, are hair coloring products that are free of ammonia and contain other chemicals that help impart hair color to your hair. These hair coloring products contain emollient oils and other ingredients so that the hair cuticle does not lose moisture or protein during the hair coloring process. The chemicals in these hair coloring products are gentler on the hair and prevent hair damage. By using ammonia-free products from hair coloring brands, you can ensure

that your hair does not get damaged and you can color it without any worries.

3 Reasons to Use Ammonia-free Hair Colors

Many hair dye brands now offer ammonia-free hair coloring products. Here are three reasons why you should switch to ammonia free hair products or opt for these products as an iDitch Artisan instead of ammonia-based hair coloring products:

  • No Itchy Scalp: Ammonia molecules can irritate your scalp causing itchiness or burning sensation in your scalp. Many people have had severe reactions to ammonia-based hair coloring products. If you want to prevent this, opt for the best hair coloring products that are ammonia-free.
  • Healthier Hair: Ammonia disturbs the pH balance of the hair and also causes moisture and protein loss in the hair. So, if you want to maintain healthy hair after coloring, consider using ammonia-free hair coloring products.
  • Say No to Pungent Smell: Ammonia molecules are small and evaporate quickly after application of hair color. This leads to a strong smell when you color your hair. It can irritate your eyes and can make it difficult for you to breathe. Ammonia- free hair products do not have this strong smell and do not irritate your senses.

Want to know the secret to MAKE YOUR HAIR COLOR LAST LONGER? Read more on the iDitch Blog…

Last Words on Ammonia-Free Hair Color

While hair color is relatively more vibrant and long-lasting with ammonia-based hair dye brands, more and more people are opting for ammonia-free hair colors. Hair dye brands are also coming up with ammonia-free hair colors and dyes that are not harsh on your hair. You can also go for an organic hair color if you want to experiment with different colors without affecting the health of your hair negatively.

Adding regular hair spa treatment to your hair care routine can also reverse the damage caused by ammonia-based hair colors. You can also enjoy a therapeutic hair spa at the convenience of your home’s comfort, and at a time chosen by you,…by downloading the iDitchApp, Registering, and scheduling, either an onDemand Gig, Appointment Gig or a Destination Gig……today.

Re-invent Your Lifestyle…Embrace Change….#iDitch #iDitchApp

HOW TO APPLY BLUSH

In today’s society, every one of us has this expectation to look presentable every single minute we step outside, especially when we have someone important or new to meet. Some of us, unbeknownst to us opt for the heavy makeup to cover up those facial skin discoloration, bumps, pimples, freckles and marks that we all have, while others keep it basically simple with less volume, which translates to subtle makeup. In this context, using the right blush is essential to your makeup routine. Blush palettes are always the preferred choice, as they are more economical and offer several colors and shades at the same time.

To create a sophisticated look, let your iDitch make up artist try on some peach blush with a matte nude lipstick on your face, to get the trending ‘No makeup – makeup look’. Of course, you can simply brush a pink blush across
the cheeks, a mode regularly employed by our very well vetted professional ” Artisans…

Have our Artisans Accentuate your cheeks with a blush according to the shape of your face by following this detailed guide.

Applying Blush According To Your Face Shape

1. Oval shaped face

If your face is oval shaped, feel free to experiment in any way with blush. Our iDitch Make Up Artist would recommend that you highlight your cheekbones, by starting off at the middle of the apple of your cheeks, and sweeping the brush toward the temples.

2. Round shaped face

If you have a lovely round-shaped face, have our Make-Up Artist # apply blush on your cheeks, by adding some definition and structure to your face shape, by accentuating your cheekbones. If your cheekbones are not visible, you could suck in your cheeks and brush in some blush color at 45-degree angle.

3. Square shaped face

The iDitch Artisan Make-Up Artist ” could soften your jawline, if you have a square face shape, by applying blush in small circles, with more focus on the apple of your cheeks. This trick will make your face look fuller and rounder, by taking the emphasis away from the jawline.

4. Heart shaped face

Those beauties with heart-shaped faces have to have our Artisans apply face blush in circles around the apples of the
cheeks too, and end the strokes by slightly moving the brush upwards towards the temple.

5. Rectangle shaped face

To create the illusion of width, request our iDitch Artisans to balance out the natural length of your face, Request Artisans to try out horizontal strokes of blush on face, and blending it smoothly at the end of the application, for the pop of colors to look as natural as possible. For this method, it is recommended to use subtle and simple colors, instead of bright shades.

meets your cheek at a time. The lighter and closer to your skin tone the color of the blush is, the more natural and blended it would look. Experiment with varied shades and styles, to seek the best option for yourself.

iDitchPro Tip: In case you end up trying to do your own make-up one day…

do not try overdoing the color, all you have to do is pat it in a paper napkin, until the paper absorbs the unnecessary color and you get just what you want!

We give professional advice on our blogs, Other Artisans could use these tips on our blog, to look casually elegant at your workplace or school. This season of peaches and blush, take out those shimmery ethnic wear from your closet, to make some heads turn your way in the next wedding you attend. Give yourself an amazing picture-perfect look, by applying the right tint of blush at the right area of your face. When you master these tricks, you can easily make slim cheeks appear fuller and chubby cheeks slimmer. For various occasions, you can experiment with varied
colors, such as bronze, shades of pink, peach, etc., to go well with your outfit and mood. Follow the recommendations on the iDitch Blog, to get that iDitch professional make up look at the comfort of your home. Use the iDitch App to request a professional to assist you with all your beauty needs, right at the comfort of your home.

You might also want to read: Book a Professional Make Up $ Artist…

Everything You Need to Know About facialSheet Masks

The Lowdown On This Skin Care Trend

BY Sese Saki Johnson

The latest trend in facial masks is what are called sheet masks, which is a type of face mask you use once and then
toss. It’s also a lot of fun to take a selfie while wearing it. Just as the name implies, a sheet mask is a cloth sheet with
holes for your eyes, nose, and mouth. You lay the mask on your face, remove after about 20 minutes, and then
toss.  There is a sheet mask for every facial skin type and skin condition.

Sheet masks can brighten dull skin, clear up acne, and moisturize dry skin—it all depends on what mask you
choose.  Sheet masks range in price from a few dollars to over $50, but you definitely do not need to shell out a lot of
money to jump on this trend. Our iDitch Artisans are trained in the exclusive skills of prepping the face and neck area before applying the facial sheet masks professionally.

How to professionally apply A Sheet Mask?

The sheet mask trend stems from South Korea. Korean women (and men) spend a lot of time and effort caring for
their facial skin and using a sheet mask is a regular part of their elaborate facial skin care routine.  Many people apply sheet masks themselves and use sheet masks just once a week, but there is a growing trend to use sheet masks once a day or twice a day.  Using a sheet mask even once a week can have great benefits for and to your facial skin.  Think of it as a targeted facial skin care treatment and ask yourself: what does your facial skin need now?  Then download the iDitch App and choose a vetted professional, who knows all about sheet masks, their ingredients, application, their pros and cons..in relations to your facial skin.  It also does not matter what time of the day you use the sheet mask—morning, afternoon, evening—what matters the most is who is applying the sheet mask on your face and do they know what they are actually doing…and when it is most convenient for you to book
the iDitch Gig.

Sheet Mask Hacks

In order to get the best results from the iDitch Artisan’s application of the sheet mask on your face area, the Artisan
would have to do the following…
Wash your face thoroughly with a moisturizing soap before applying your sheet mask.  Applying a mask with
a serum to dirty skin is a no-no. You will not get any benefits from applying a mask to unwashed facial skin.
Less is more. The Artisan would not leave the mask on your face for longer than 20 minutes.  The Artisan would
time him/herself to make sure that the mask does not exceed the time limit on your face.. leaving the mask on
for longer May cause skin irritation. The Artisan must allow you to read the instructions that come with the
mask before applying it to your face and the iDitch Artisan makes sure that you never go to sleep with a sheet mask on your face.

Our iDitch Artisan would make sure that your face is not washed immediately after the application of the sheet
mask.  If there is serum left on your facial skin after using the mask, the Artisan would gently pat the serum into
your skin until it is fully absorbed. A moisturizer of your skin type, (which would have been previously discussed
and arranged) would be applied to your facial skin after using a sheet mask if needed.
If the God was done while it is still light outside, the Artisan will apply sunscreen after removing the mask.

Which Mask Is Best For My Skin?

Our iDitch Artisan and you must deliberate on the kind of skin that you think you have, before booking this Gig, the
information gathered from you would enable, your Gig service provider, do the best that they are trained to do, to give your that iDitch quality service that you have come to trust…

There are sheet masks made from microfiber, hydrogel, bio cellulose, foil, knit, and charcoal, no to mention
the different ingredients in each mask. With all the variety of sheet masks to choose from how do you know which one is best for your skin?
Here are a few suggestions to clear up any confusion:

  • Oily skin:  Yes to tomatoes ache fighting paper masks…these contains salicylic acid to clear up acne
    while Dr. Jart+ Pore Minimalist Mask Charcoal Sheet Mask has charcoal to draw impurities out of pores.
  • Dry Skin: EliseCoy Noblese Natualism Honey And Royal Jelly and Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb The Super Hydrating Sheet Mask both deeply hydrate dry skin.
  • Sensitive Skin: TONYMOLY I’m Real Calendula Skin
    Soothing Mask Sheet can soothe skin. Anti-Aging:   Mother-made Deep Moisturizing Rich Snail
    Facial Mask can rejuvenate aging facial skin.
  • After a very well deserved facial pampering, by our iDitch Artisans, your face would thank you by the glow that
    beholders would see and testify about,.. Embrace Change…

iDitch Enjoy smooth, hydrated skin!

Cutting and Styling Tips for Curly Hair

BY MICHAEL A. INGRAM

Feel overwhelmed every time a big head of curly hair sits down in your chair? Well, you’re not alone. Cutting curls
seems to incite fear in many a talented stylist but fear no more as we break down the top tips in cutting and styling curly hair.

01

Put Down the Shampoo!

The biggest mistake I see people make when cutting for curly hair is beginning the service with a nice rough shampoo. Nothing frizzes or fluffs up curls more than a good sudsing. Using conditioner like shampoo will do the trick and you won’t have to worry about roughing up that sensitive cuticle. Explain to them that dirt and oil will adhere to the conditioner and rinse out leaving you feeling clean but without the glassy feeling that shampoo can leave behind. In general, I tell all of my curly haired clients to not use shampoo more than once a week. They’ll see a huge difference in their curls once they start laying off the stuff.

02

Layers are a Curls Best Friend

A lot of curly haired clients come to me with barely any layers at all. They’ve either been botched in the past or they’re afraid that if you remove too much weight, then their hair will be big and puffy. On the contrary, if you don’t remove enough weight, then you will be left with the dreaded triangle head. Curly hair needs layers to move. I usually cut vertical layers on my clients and then go back in, cutting individual curls to break it up and give the hair some movement. This technique breaks up the layering so the hair doesn’t have any strong or hard lines in it…

03

Don’t Shred Those Ends!

Nothing destroys curly hair more than too much texturizing. I’ve had many a curly haired client be completely traumatized by a cut-happy stylist that couldn’t put down the thinning shears.
Curly hair needs weight removed from its bulk, but the weight should never be removed from the ends. Curly hair needs the ends to be heavy so the curl can take shape. When you overtexturize curly hair, you disturb the curl pattern and end up with frizz.

04

Mind the Length

When cutting for curly hair, always remember that the length will shrink up more than expected. Unfortunately, curly haired clients tend to go longer in-between cuts which means that their ends usually need more off than they’re willing to part with. Explain exactly how much length you will be removing and always err on the side of less is more. Some of my clients gain as much as 5 inches in length when their hair is wet and it can be easy to get carried away if you’re not careful.

05

Rewet Before you Style

We already know that curly hair frizzes up when the curl pattern is disturbed, so why would you style curly hair after it has been cut and combed without reshaping the curl pattern first?
The easiest way to reshape the curl is by rewetting the hair. I usually take my clients back to the shampoo bowl, or if they have fine hair, I’ll just spray them down at the chair after we’re done cutting and before we start styling. Once you’ve wet them down, put down that comb! We’ll be using our fingers from here on out.

06

Choosing the Right Products for Curly Hair

Products companies target curly haired people by playing on the fact that they’re desperate to find something that works. They know we’ll try anything if it promises to banish frizz, but often times you just end up with too many products. The only two products I use on myself (I have huge curly hair) and my clients are conditioner and gel. You don’t need anything else!

07

Properly Applying the Product

Now that we’ve figured out what products to use, we have to learn how to use them. You know how curly hair looks great wet and then dries into a frizzy mess? Well, the water is what’s weighing the hair down and gluing it together – When the hair dries, the water evaporates and you lose that adhesive, causing the hair to separate and frizz.
By leaving a regular conditioner in the hair, the water can evaporate but the conditioner doesn’t, leaving you with
perfectly defined and fizz-free curls. If your client is worried that their hair will feel greasy, explain to them that conditioner goes inside the cuticle and doesn’t stay on top of it, so they shouldn’t feel it in their hair.
That being said, if your client has very fine hair, it would be a good idea to substitute regular conditioner for a leave-in.

08

Don’t Touch!

Now that you’ve applied conditioner with your fingers and scrunched in the gel, you can either air-dry (which usually gives the best results) or dry with a diffuser. The secret to drying curly hair without frizz is to keep your hands off of it until the hair is completely dry. That means no scooping the hair up into the diffuser or scrunching it with your hands! Once the hair is at least 80% dry, you can go in and shake out the hair to release the curl and give it some volume.

 

Having Trouble With Your Curly Hair?

BY INGRID M. JONES

01

Curls are Fashionable Again

There are many ways to wear curly hair. Short on the sides and long on top is a fun and fashionable way to sport curls. It’s also a great way to more easily manage curly hair.

02

A Mass of Curls

Guys with hair that is thick and with tight curls have an opportunity to make it a defining feature of their look. a
hairstyle like this would definitely require some sort of antifrizz serum and perhaps a leave-in conditioner.

03

A Bit Shaggy

Hair that has a strong wave or loose curl can look great shaggy.

04

Having Fun with Curls

Whether you are going for a high fashion look or growing your hair out, having fun with a curly hairstyle is the best approach.

05

Curly Hair is Stunning

Letting your hair grow out just enough to let curls begin to form is a great way deal with curly hair. A hairstyle like this is also tidy for guys who need to look more professional.

06

Beach Curls

There is nothing like the look of having just come from a swim at the beach or riding the waves. A little moose can easily help you achieve this look.

07

Add Some Shine

A little pomade or serum can really add shine to your hair and help define your curls.

08

A Little Longer on Top

Keeping the hair shorter (but not too short) on the sides and back while keeping it longer on top is a great way to keep your hair tidy and show off a little curl.

09

Clipped Short

Some guys with curly hair opt to cut it short. If you have tight curls, then even when short you can see them like in this photo. It’s a great look.

10

The No Fuss Look

Another easy way to handle curly hair is to let it grow just long enough to let curls form, but also let it be more untidy.

11

Embracing Your Curls

Like I said before, guys with hair that is thick and with tight curls have an opportunity to make it a defining feature of their look. A hairstyle like this would definitely require some sort of anti-frizz serum and some leave-in conditioner.

12

Medium Length with Ringlets

Leaving a little length so that your hair can form ringlets can be such an amazing way to show off your hair. If I had curly hair, this is how I would wear it.
Enjoy……

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How to Avoid 5 Mistakes that Men often make with their hair

BY:- Michael Sanders……Entrepreneur, Certified iDitch Artisan

From shaving the temple points to trying to cut his own hair, taking matters into your own hands can sometimes result in disaster (or at least leave you looking silly before you request an iDitch Artisan on the iDitch App platform.
Here are five tips for avoiding the most common mistakes men make with their hair.

Shaving Off Sideburns

Never trim your sideburns higher than about one-quarter inch below the point where the top part of the ear connects to your head. This isn’t the 1980s when the horrible trend of shaving the sideburn higher than the top of the ear was popular, and I hope we never see that trend again.
Your sideburns play a big part in framing your face, so adjust them accordingly. These days, there is no real trend for how long your sideburns should be. In general, do what fits your style. That said, a longer sideburn works well on a square face or a face with a long chin, a short sideburn can balance a short or weak chin, and a round face can benefit from a fuller, medium length sideburn. Another good rule is that, if you wear short hair, a more neatly trimmed sideburn looks appropriate, while those with longer hair can pull off a fuller ‘burn.

Shaving Off Temple Points

Never shave off the point of hair at your temples. For almost every man, the hair on the sides of the head forms a little bit of a point just above the temples. This is completely natural, yet there are a few clients who seem to insist on shaving it off and it just looks strange.

As an iDitch Artisan, I will often clean up the area to remove any stray hairs and, for some, taper this area a little tighter to balance the face. Generally, the shape of the hair will naturally conform to the shape of the temple area and should be left natural as possible. Anytime one shaves beyond the natural hairline, it can look odd and, after a few days, looks unsightly as it grows out.

Shaving the Neckline Too High

Never shave the back of the neck high into the hairline. It drives me nuts to see a barber block a haircut high into a
client’s neckline. This may look good for a minute, but two days after the haircut starts to grow out and stubble appears on the neck, the haircut will look like (insert your favorite expletive here).

For those who would like a higher, tighter neckline, opt for a taper instead as it will grow out more neatly. If you do like blocked or rounded (outlined) look, ask your barber to stick as closely to the natural hairline as possible so the hair will grow out evenly. It is also helpful to know the different types of hairline finishes so you can choose the one that is right for you. make sure you chat with your Artisan at length until you are totally satisfied that he understands what kind of service you need. When the Artisan arrives at the Gig location, make sure you reiterate all what was previously discussed over Chat, before the Gig starts.

Cutting Their Own Hair

Never cut your own hair. Unless you’re performing a simple buzz, which more after than not turns out to be a terrible mistake. your hair is best left in the hands of a professional.

Like your professional vetted iDitch Artisan, Your hair is such a huge part of your look, it’s important to get it done right.

Granted, there are ways to save money on haircuts and grooming, but most barbers and stylists go through fairly
extensive training before they are allowed to pick up a pair of shears. Cutting hair and delivery above standard services to your clients is not an easy feet and doing it right is not as easy as it looks….Embrace Change, Reinvent your lifestyle.

Shopping on Price Alone

Never shop for your haircut on price alone. As I mentioned above, your haircut is a huge part of your look. In my career as an Artisan, I have fixed more cheap chain and overpriced salon haircuts than I care to count.
Here at iDitch, our Artisans are vastly experienced in the art of hair Barbering and grooming, with an extensive array of years of experience, an iDitch Artisan knows what it takes to give you the client that great haircut that suits you face and personality. A great haircut is worth a little extra time and effort than going to a cheap, high-volume chain, but a high price doesn’t always mean you’ll get a great haircut. The decision on who cuts your hair should be based on a variety of factors such as your hair length and personal style. So, consider other factors before you choose an Artisan to style your hair!

Avoid These Mistakes

If you’re guilty of one of the above men’s hair mistakes, now you know. Consult your barber or stylist who can show you things like proper sideburn length and how to maintain your style between visits.

 

The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the Author . iDitch Technologies Inc is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

iDitch Technologies INC. 2018

The Importance Of Regular Grooming for Men

By Johnnie Nelson. (Associate Writer)

Whether you are looking to grow your hair or beard out or wanting to keep your look sharp and well-groomed, you need to know how important it is to get regular beard grooming, facials and haircuts. We recommend getting a
trim at least once every two to three weeks, sometimes less if you have been blessed with fast growing follicles. To get rid of the split ends in and around your beard and hair, (Yes split ends….Men have split ends too, just
like women).Having a good beard grooming or haircut on a regular basis will help prevent damaged, tired and flat looking facial hair or the hair on your head. The longest part of your hair is the oldest, it takes the brunt of
any heat or chemical damage and can often leave your hair looking lifeless.

Check out these top reasons put together by our iDitch team for the importance of a regular haircut.

Healthier looking Beard…Happy Man 

Healthy hair is easier to manage and that is a fact! The time that you currently spend styling your hair will be slashed with regular trims, leaving more time on grooming that beard. Trims, not cuts, are regular
essentials,..A trim could be just a tapper fade, or a hair lining…depending on what mood or occasion it is, we recommend getting a quick trim at least once every ten days…

To give you that fresh look, like you just had a real furlong detailed hair cut. Trim is good for your hair…..and for you…

Less Damaged Split Ends….Confident look

Your hair gets damaged over time from heat, sun, sea and chemicals, which in turn lead to split ends and damage. (No surprise here, all Men hair texture do have split ends at one time or the other…) To help overcome this
and protect your hair: always use the right heat protecting products and home hair treatments, your dedicated professional iDitch barber or stylist can provide these services to you and help you out with this. Less split
ends will keep your hair healthier and looking great, and keep you looking nice and fresh….Our iDitch barbers and stylist also give grooming advice to clients on how to groom and maintain a healthy and great looking beard
and hair until your next iDitch Service Gig.

Thicker Hair Illusion…Proud Posture

If you are one of the guys who have thinning or receding hair, then regular trims could be the solution for you. Believe it or not but cutting off those wispy ends could trick people in thinking that your hair is thicker and more
even than it actually is….Our iDitch Artisan have skills beyond compare in reversing the look of thinning, receding and tired hair, to that vibrant, full and healthy hair that you always wanted…Embrace Change and Reinvent
your lifestyle.

Maintain Shape and Style…..Simple and Manageable

The one accessory that you can’t change every day is your hair, if it doesn’t suit your face shape then you probably won’t feel as confident as you should. Regular trims will allow for better styling, we at iDitch aren’t saying
that you shouldn’t try new styles but always run the idea past your professional iDitch Artisan, explain your mood, and what it is you want to archive (and don’t change your mind mid trim)…Very important.

Other Factors to Consider…Before it’s gone

Keep your beard and hair always clean, nutritional and full of natural oils with the use of high quality shampoos, conditioners and treatments. If you want to keep that fresh iDitch look, make sure that you are using sulphate
and parabin free products as they won’t dry your hair or scalp out.

We at iDitch have said it before and we will say it again, always be honest, straight forward and concise with your iDitch barber or stylist and ask for hair care advice. Like any relationship….communication is key…spend
time to talk things over, even after the Gig is booked and the Artisan has arrived at the Gig location…Our iDitch Artisans are professional experts and deal with different shapes, styles, textures and colors of hair and beard
every day. The best way to achieve that iDitch style look is to invest in some good salon products, don’t be frugal when it comes to your beard care and hair care as once it’s gone, it’s gone. Enjoy iDitch.

Embrace change, Re-invent your lifestyle iDitch App. 

The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the Author CECILIA J JONES.

iDitch Technologies Inc., is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or
validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

iDitch Technologies INC. © 2018

9 Types of Facials and the Best Facial for your Skin

Get Your Esthetician Come to you everywhere and anywhere!!!.

Are you looking for Artisans thatgives the best facials, bar none?….
Look no further…

Men and Women everywhere desire the same thing; smooth, clear, youthful looking skin. These are some of
the key signs of beauty, and radiant, glowing skin can light up your entire appearance.

Facial treatments are one of the best ways to take care of your skin and will help to maximize your natural beauty. A
professional facial treatment in a spa will help you to achieve younger looking skin by increasing your skin’s
elasticity, improving textural irregularities, and tightening facial contours. But at iDitch we can bring the spa quality
of professional facial treatment, on-demand or by appointment to your doorstep in no time, And of course, a
great facial will reduce fine lines and wrinkles, erasing years from your appearance without the use of any
invasive procedures.

What type of facial is right for your skin?

With so many different types of facials available, it can be difficult to decide what kind of facial is right for you. The
iDitch Artisan will make a recommendation for a facial treatment based on your own individual skin type and your
personal goals.

Here are 9 types of facials you should know about: We at iDitch pride ourselves in having very well vetted
Artisans and informative clients, who has at their fingertips a vast array of information pertaining to the gig service the client may be interested in procuring.The goal of this writeup is to inform the client, giving the client very useful
factual material content that may assist the client in their decision making process, because even if you are sure
about certain types of treatments that you might need, iDitch Artisan always needs to assess your facial condition
and recommend exactly what is best needed and suitable for you.

1 Microdermabrasion with crystals: face treatment

Skin resurfacing and micro currents combined in one treatment for a complete facial rejuvenation package:
• Deep exfoliation
• Delivers safe and even abrasion and can even be used on sensitive areas such as dark circles under
the eyes
• Treatments adapted to all skin types
• Superior, longer lasting results that control and, in some cases, reversing the aging process
• Refines pores
• Softens coarse and granular skin
• Reduces uneven pigmentation
• Smooths superficial scars and blemishes

2 Hydrafacial MD

HydraFacial MD® is a non-invasive, multistep treatment that combines the benefits of next-level hydradermabrasion, a chemical peel, automated painless extractions (no pinching!) and a special delivery of
Antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid and Peptides.
• No downtime or irritation
• Great for all skin types
• Improves overall skin health
• Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
• Improves elasticity, firmness, & overall texture
• Promotes skin tone evenness & vibrancy Skin Tone Evenness &
• Corrects hyperpigmentation/photo damage & advanced signs of aging
• Ameliorates oily/congested skin & reduces enlarged pores

3 Microdermabrasion with Hyaluronic Acid Infusion

Millions of people around the world have turned to microdermabrasion as an effective method of rejuvenating
the skin and maintaining a youthful appearance.
• Facilitates the growth of new, healthy skin
• Painless, non-invasive, and non-surgical
• Shows immediate results with an improved smoothness, softness and glowing of the skin
• Reduces the appearance of age spots, acne scars, and fine wrinkles

4 Biophora Deep Cleansing Facial

The Biophora Facial is a corrective treatment that is customized for your skin type. The process includes
steam, exfoliation, extractions and a relaxing massage of the face followed with a mask customized to meet your
skins special needs.
• Deep cleansing
• Antioxidant protection
• Soothes acne or rosacea
• Minimizes skin discoloration

5 Fire & Ice Red Carpet Facial

This is the exact same beauty weapon being used in Hollywood and Beverly Hills to give actresses and actors
glowing complexions for their red carpet appearances.
• Medical grade treatment
• Between a facial and a peel
• Changes the skin at the cellular level
• Decreases fine lines and wrinkles
• Stimulates collagen and elastin
• Long-term anti-aging effects
• No downtime

6 Cocoa Enzyme Facial Treatment

A relaxing mini facial that’s excellent for rosacea, inflamed acne, and sensitive skin.
• Removes keratin and helps to brighten and clarify.
• Calms irritated or inflamed skin
• Gently exfoliates
• Leaves the skin with a healthy, luminous appearance

7 Oxygen Infused Facial

State-of-the-art oxygen technology meets restorative relaxation to create the Oxygen Infused Facial. This is
another celebrity endorsed facial, from the likes of Victoria Beckham, Justin Timberlake, to Katy Perry, and Madonna, this is a facial that everyone is talking about.
• Maximizes hydration and skin volume
• Delivers effective anti-aging ingredients
• Smooths expression lines and wrinkles
• Improves uneven skin pigmentation
• Skin looks brighter and more radiant
• Instant results you can see

8 Neck/Face facials

Your face isn’t the only skin that’s important—your neck should be beautiful too, especially for an evening gown
outfit and outing where the neck is exposed. The techniques used in a neck/face facial are very similar to
those applied in a regular facial treatment.
• Cleanses and exfoliate the neck
• Treats congestion and reveals a brighter and smoother neck
• Clarifies and softens skin
• Provides a deep moisturizing treatment

9 Micro Facial

Microdermabrasion treatments exfoliate the top layer of your skin, removing unwanted dead cells and debris. The
best results come from using a powerful diamond tip medical grade machine.
• Deep exfoliation
• Removal of dead skin cells
• Calms and soothes the skin
• Radiant results
Are there specific improvements that you want to make to your own facial skin? Are you recovering from acne or sun damage, or do you have specific lines and wrinkles that you want to address? Remember, the best facial is one
that’s done with all the necessary points addressed specifically with your professional iDitch esthetician
Artisan.
If you are interested in getting a facial, download the iDitch App, register, and you would be on your way to getting the best facial you can imaging. Our iDitch Artisans would address all your facial and neck needs and work
conscientiously with you, addressing your specific skin type and giving you personalized recommendations that
will be right for you.

Embrace Change…Re-invent your lifestyle…..iDitch.

Disclaimer:
The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the Author CECILIA J JONES. iDitch Technologies Inc is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis.
iDitch Technologies INC. 2018.

iDitch Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs): General Information

What is a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)?
Do I need an MSDS?

In Canada, every material that is controlled by WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) must have an accompanying MSDS that is specific to each individual product or material (both the product name and supplier on the MSDS must match the material in use).

What information is on the MSDS?

There are nine (9) categories of information that must be present on an MSDS in the United States of America and Canada. These categories are specified in the Controlled Products Regulations and include:

1 Product Information: product identifier (name), manufacturer and suppliers names, addresses, and emergency phone numbers2 Hazardous Ingredients
3 Physical Data
4 Fire or Explosion Hazard Data
5 Reactivity Data: information on the chemical instability of a product and the substances it may react with
6 Toxicological Properties: health effects
7 Preventive Measures
8 First Aid Measures
9 Preparation Information: who is responsible for preparation and date of preparation of MSDS

The Controlled Products Regulations prescribes what information must be present in more detail.

Are MSDSs using the 16-heading format acceptable in The USA and Canada?

Yes, as long as two conditions are met. First, all the required information specified under Column III of Schedule I of the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) must be addressed. All headings and subheadings that are on the MSDS must be addressed by providing the required information or by stating that the information is not available or not applicable, whichever is appropriate.

Second, the statement “This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the CPR and the MSDS contains all of the information required by the CPR” must appear under the section heading “Regulatory Information”.

Why is my MSDS so hard to understand?

Traditionally the intended readers of MSDSs were occupational hygienists and safety professionals. Now the audience also includes employers, workers, supervisors, nurses, doctors, emergency responders and workers. To ensure that MSDS users can quickly find the information that they need, the information should be in an easy-to-read format and written in a clear, precise and understandable manner.

For most people who work with controlled products, there are some sections that are more important than others. You should always read the name of the chemical, know the hazards, understand safe handling and storage instructions, as well as understand what to do in an emergency.

Is all the information I need on the MSDS?

Not necessarily. A lot of health hazard information, for example, is written in general terms. Your health and safety specialist, occupational health nurse or family doctor should be able to help you find more information if needed.

When would I use an MSDS?

Always be familiar with the hazards of a product BEFORE you start using it. You should look at a MSDS, match the name of the chemical on your container to the one on the MSDS, know the hazards, understand safe handling and storage instructions, as well as understand what to do in an emergency.

Why do some MSDSs look different?

MSDSs look different because only certain content of the MSDS is specified by law. The format is left up to the manufacturer or supplier who writes the MSDS. Some manufacturers/suppliers put more details in than what is required. However, the information for the nine basic categories must always be in an American or Canadian MSDS for a controlled product.

Can an MSDS be too old?

Yes. Under WHMIS law, an MSDS for a controlled product must not be more than three years old. If you are still using a product that you bought more than three years ago, you may not have a current MSDS. Contact the manufacturer or supplier again and ask for a newer version of the MSDS.

The three-year time limit does not apply to MSDSs for noncontrolled products (i.e. products that do not meet WHMIS criteria).

How often should an MSDS be updated?

If new, significant information becomes available before the three years has elapsed, the supplier is required to update the product label and MSDS.

If there is no new information on the ingredients by the end of the three-year period, the supplier should review the MSDS and the  label for accuracy, revise it where necessary, and revise the preparation date on the MSDS.

As an independent business owner/Artisan, do I have responsibilities for MSDSs?

Yes. All Artisans Business owners must make sure that all controlled products have an up-to-date (less than three years old) MSDS when it is being used on a client. The MSDSs must be readily available to the client if requested, who are exposed to the controlled product and to the health and safety committee or representative. If a controlled product is made or used by the Artisan, to be used on client, the Artisan has a duty to prepare an MSDS for any of these products.
We at iDitch have put together the MSDS information used by our Artisans. All Artisans have access to and are knowledgeable on how to use the MSDS chart, and forms, Artisans are advised to make a copy of the MSDS and MSDS forms available to the client or safety and health committee/representative upon request.

iDitch Technologies INCORPORATED, USA. 2018.

How to be On Time For Gigs Making Sure That Lateness and No-Shows Are not a Blemish on Your iDitch Tier Ratings.


BY: Grace Nelson (iDitch associate freelance contributor)

As an independent professional service provider, you should aim to be very reliable towards your clients in respect to appointments and time, Artisans who arrive on time for Gigs stand a better chance of referrals and second or multiple call backs. Your business is your life, as if you needed this reminder,… we at iDitch advise that you treat it as such, your source of income that keeps you afloat.
iDitch has a strict policy, when it comes to late arrivals for gigs and no-shows for Gigs…kindly refer to the Artisans Gig attendance policy.
We know things happens in life, so every arrival scenario is not expected to be without a hitch or two, know that you may encounter situations where you may violate the iDitch Gig attendance policies. Per adventure, this is about to happen to you with a booked Gig.
A) Kindly get in touch with iDitch immediately through instant messaging @ theiditchresourceteam informing us of whatever the true analysis is, that is constraining you from arriving on time or on point to the venue of the gig.
B)We in turn would reach out to the client, informing the client that you would be a little behind schedule.
C) This occurrence MUST not transpire more than once every 30 days.
D) You must be disciplined. Know your personal days schedule before agreeing to a booked gig. This is your job, take it seriously…

Tardy absentee Artisans can cost the Artisan money and cost iDitch a good name and money too… lateness to Gig venues can reduce service productivity, causing iDitch sometimes to pay the Artisan for time in which the Artisan didn’t perform work. In some cases, late Artisans may even claim to have arrived early for a gig when they did not.

Causing more service productivity problems.

Our remedy to this scenario is that once the gig timer is set by the Artisan with the consent of the client, before the gig starts, our system records the exact time the timer is set, evaluate it in comparison to the time the Artisan was supposed to have arrived at the gig venue.
It can be startling when you understand how much small increments of lost time can add up over the course of the year to the take home of the Artisan. Time is money they say. Take an example where an Artisan is consistently ten minutes late for a gig and worked twenty days per month all year. This could add up to 40 hours of pay for time not worked annually. Ultimately, the Artisan has lost a week of time that wasn’t spent creating value for their business.

Another result in the above example may include a negative impact to his/her very own personal morale, due to average, below average or dismal tier rating. Punctual Artisans on the other hand get rewarded by proactive tier rating, great feedbacks and accelerated financial growth and growth in the iDitch rating system.

Given the importance of an effective time and punctuality policy to an Artisans business, how can the Artisan help him/her self to do better and create a concrete and effective punctual routine or regimen?.

Create concrete personal time and punctuality rules.

iDitch often finds that it’s effective to institute a formal procedural time and punctuality policy as part of their overall HR guidelines for Artisans. Such a policy should address:
• Disciplining yourself “YOU ARE YOUR OWN BOSS”. Reevaluate your schedule and map out ways and procedures
that may assist you curb your chronic absenteeism
• How to notify iDitch in advance of lateness to a gig service or a no-show to a gig service.
• Document things, we at iDitch would send reminder messages to you informing you of Gig appointments… to give
you a heads up on preparation for appointment gigs, boost gigs and on-demand gigs. You should document these.
Take time to communicate very well with the client, in detail, the need to adhere to make a consensus appointment for the good of the you and your business and for the good of the client.
Having established personal procedures in place can help an Artisan manage their time very well while reducing the odds that a client will feel a Gig appointment are handled inconsistently or unfairly.

Address problematic lateness issues quickly with client.

Apologize For Your Lateness

Artisans who show up even a little late MUST firstly apologize for their lateness, you very well are hurting your service business more than you realize.
Address your lateness problem quickly, promising that if called back in the future, it would never happen again. Remain professional when explaining reasons for your Lateness to the client.Make it short, concise to the point. Consider offering the client a discount for for your lateness.
Proceed with starting the Gig with professionalism, when Gig is done and ratings and feedbacks are completed, we suggest you start by saying…”Again… I sincerely apologize for my lateness earlier, remember the customer is always right…
This gesture would definitely warm the heart ❤ of your client, and you may get a decent tip.

Do have a happy and productive gig…
Embrace Change…Re-invent your lifestyle… iDitch.

Disclaimer:
The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the Author Grace Nelson. iDitch  Technologies Inc is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

iDitch Technologies INC. 2018

Coconut Oil for Face

7 Ways to Use it For a Beauty Boost
BY: Grace Nelson (iDitch associate freelance contributor)


Highlights

Coconut Oil has antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties,Coconut Oil a very healthy choice for several
health conditions, Coconut oil has a long list of beauty benefits It’s the newest trend to hit the world of beauty and glamour and everyone wants to be a part of it. Radiant and glowing skin is now on the ‘must-have’ list of everyone around. A picture-perfect, flawless skin is what we all desire. Some of us are born that way but for some it takes a little effort, and money! You could spend thousands on salon routines that may or may not give you the desired outcome. Or, you could become a fan of ‘Coconut oil’ – an easily available product that has a long list of beauty benefits.

The iDitch Artisans uses freshly squeezed natural coconut oil for all face massages Benefits of Coconut Oil
It’s a well-known fact that Coconut Oil has antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-viral properties. These properties make Coconut Oil a very healthy choice for several health conditions. The list is pretty exhaustive:

– Weight Loss
– Improvement of Type II Diabetes
– Prevention of Gum Diseases and Tooth Decay
– Known to reduce symptoms of Gallbladder Disease
– Improves Digestion
– Improves Energy
– Improves Memory
– Boosts Immune System
– Reduces Inflammation
– Helps in balancing hormones
– Treatment of yeast infections

But, did you know that this amazing natural product is also your facial skin’s best friend? Coconut oil is a multi-talented oil you can say and depending on your skin type – you can use it as a moisturizer, cleanser and even as a sunscreen. This oil protects your skin and helps in healing the skin because of the antioxidants present in it. Coconut oil also reduces inflammation as it contains fatty acids. Here are some of the ways in which coconut oil can be used in your daily beauty routine:

1. Face Wash:

Melt the coconut oil in a pan and add 1 tbsp baking soda and 5 tbsp of any of your favorite essential oils suitable for application your face. Store this homemade face wash liquid in a jar.

2. Lip Balm: You can add a few drops of coconut to any of your lip balm or chapstick, this will help in making your lips moist and getting rid of dry lips.

3. Night Cream:
Add a few drops of coconut oil to your moisturizer and apply it at night before sleeping if you are prone to face acne. If not, then you can apply the oil as it is on your face.

4. Sunburn Relief:
The harsh rays of the sun can dry the delicate skin on your face and you look older. Coconut oil helps you to get rid of that redness and itching (if you experience it) as it rehydrates the skin.

5. Makeup Remover:
Removing makeup is a major task. Instead of removing make up with other chemicals, remove it with coconut oil. This will make your skin hydrating and softer. Coconut oil will help in reducing wrinkles as well.

6. Insect Repellent:
Mosquito bites really look horrible on the face. Don’t they? There’s an easy way to get rid of them, just mix some coconut oil with any of your favorite essential oil and apply this on the insect bite. Repeat this after a few hours.

7. Face Scrub:
Mix coconut oil with coconut sugar and use this mixture as a scrub on your face for at least 2-3 times a week. This will give you a much smoother skin than ever before.

Do take time to enquire from our iDitch Artisans on more benefits of Coconut oil and per adventure you desire a facial, make sure you ask for all natural products.

Thank you…
Embrace Change…Re-invent your lifestyle…..iDitch

Disclaimer:
The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author Grace Nelson. iDitch is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

iDitch Technologies Inc. 2018

Natural Lip Scrubs

7 Amazing Beauty Recipes to Take Care of Chapped Lip
BY: Grace Nelson (iDitch associate freelance contributor)

Highlights

Chapped or dry lips is a beauty problem we all dread But more than lip balms what can help you even more are lip scrubs They work effectively in removing chapped skin and giving you smooth lips.

Chapped or dry lips is something we all dread because not only does it look dreadful, it is painful as well. A common problem that occurs during winters due to the cold climate, it is a result of dryness. As such it becomes a compulsion to religiously apply lip balms to keep it moisturized and prevent the problem. However,  most commercial lip balms hardly live up to their promise of bringing instant relief, providing only short-lived solutions. Even the lip balms we carry in our hand bags give us a very temporary relief. But more than lip balms what can help you even more are lip scrubs. They work effectively in removing chapped skin and giving you smooth lips. So why not go for natural lip scrubs and get rid of this problem permanently? They will not only save you from buying extravagant products but also leave your lips beautiful. Here’s our list of favorites

1. Sugar Lip Scrub

It is one of the easiest things that can be made at home as it comprises only three ingredients: coconut oil, honey and brown sugar. The sugar acts as an exfoliating agent while the honey moisturizes after the sugar scrub removes the dead skin. It is a very efficient therapy for sore or chapped lips.

2. Coffee Scrub

The caffeine content in the coffee rejuvenates the lips making them flush with color and life. Though it might not leave a very nice after taste, it gives a intriguing effect. You can use a sweet balm for follow up. Mix a tablespoon of ground coffee and olive oil and gently apply on your lips. Leave it for five minutes and rinse it with water thereafter followed to make your lips softer.

3. Mint Lip Scrub

In case you don’t like the fragrance or the taste of coffee you can go for the mint lip scrub, which also helps in reviving the lips. The addition of peppermint does wonders to dry and chapped lips.

Your lips will feel soft and plump.

4. Coco Lip Scrub

This scrub adds moisture to the lips and comes very expensive at the stores. But you can make it at your home using only two ingredients. You need one teaspoon of coconut oil and sea salt.
Mix them together and rub it on your lips in circular motion. Do it daily to get better pouts and red lips.

5. Lemonade Lip Scrub

Since there is lemon in the scrub, it turns out to be very refreshing as well as effective especially in the summers. The Vitamin C presence in the scrub performs its wonders. The lemon juice acts as cleanser and kills the bacteria on the lips.

6. Honey, Lemon and Sugar Lip Scrub

This combination gives benefits of three supreme ingredients for healthy lips. Honey is a powerhouse of antioxidants and lemon provides the necessary vitamins. Besides exfoliating, this scrub also acts as a moisturizer for the lips.

7. Honey Lip Scrub

This scrub is a combination of honey, baking soda and olive oil. The sweetness of honey takes care of the icky flavor the baking soda and exfoliates the lips beautifully. Rub the mixture of baking soda, honey and few drops of olive oil gently on your lips and further rinse with warm water. It will help in removing the dead cells.

Embrace Change…Re-invent your lifestyle…..iDitch.

Disclaimer:
The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author DR. Temitope ADE. iDitch is not
responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

iDitch Technologies Inc. 2018

Face Care Tips

10 Dos and Don’ts for Naturally Beautiful Skin
BY: Grace Nelson (iDitch associate freelance contributor) Highlights

The secrets of beauty lies in ancient Ayurveda.
Stress management techniques are the secret to beautiful facial skin.
Eating good is the new beautiful you.

The flawless, blemish and acne-free skin that you’ve always desired is no more a dream, but reality.

Here are brilliant face care tips to get that glow you’ve always wanted. Browse through our beauty secrets, tackle your skincare issues and follow our tricks regularly to get beautiful skin naturally.

Even though we at iDitch love ❤ making money for our Artisans, but we have to be fair, the better our clients take care of their facial skin, hair, and nails the easier and better it is for us to cater to them, at a little less expense to our wonderful clients.

Excited, happy or stressed, it’s your face that gives you away. So we’ve rounded up expert tips on daily skin care, keeping blemishes at bay and enhancing your natural beauty. Whether you have the resources and time for intensive skin care by our iDitch Artisans or not, simply pamper yourself by sticking to these basics.

Why God, why? Is flawless skin just too much to ask for? A late night leads to dark circles in the morning. Got an upcoming party?

Oh wait, I spy a zit. Yes yes, we are well aware of the basic CTM technique… Cleanser-Toner-Moisturizer. We try every new face wash, sunscreen, anti-aging cream that hits the market. If dry skin and dead skin, oily skin and patchy skin weren’t enough – you now have combination skin! And we are ever so willing to try anything under the sun to get beautiful skin. But it is not an overnight miracle.

Luckily, we have a great associate in Grace, to give our clients a make face-care easy

10 Dos and Don’ts for Beautiful Skin

1. The Golden Rule

Do: Make sure you always (and we mean always) remove your make-up before hitting the sheets. The skin needs to breathe overnight. And makeup prevents that, as leaving it on overnight clogs the pores which may cause blemishes and/or blackheads. Don’t possess a makeup remover? Just put some olive oil on a cotton pad and gently massage the oil onto your face to get rid of the makeup and dirt.

Don’t: Forget that exfoliation is indispensable. At least once or twice a week, exfoliate your skin to remove the layers of dead skin, sure to leave you with a more healthy glow and brighter skin.

You can also apply a paste of walnut in powder form with yogurt to exfoliate your skin, as the antioxidants present in walnuts help remove dirt and promote radiant skin.

Never forget to exfoliate your skin and remove the makeup before calling it a night.

 2. Sun and Skin

Do: Apply sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Since a lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems, you have to protect your skin from the sun. Make sure the label reads ‘noncomedogenic’ or ‘nonacnegenic’ so that the product does not tend to block pores.

Don’t Skip the sunscreen, whether it’s cloudy or cold outside (no excuses). If you’re heading to a beach or around reflective surfaces like snow or ice, lather your skin up with some more sunscreen with SPF of at least 30.

Sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 that blocks both UVA and UVB rays.

3. You are What You Eat

Do: Keep a note of what you put on your plate. Eat fresh fruits, greens, sufficient protein and vitamins. A diet rich in vitamin C and low in fats and sugar promotes radiant skin. Consider a low-sugar diet, which can keep insulin levels down, allowing cells to maintain a healthy balance.
“Don’t Eat spicy and fermented foods, salt, citrus fruits, fried food. Instead favor blander foods such as rice, oatmeal and applesauce”, advises American author and Ayurvedic physician, Vasant Lad, in The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies.

Fresh fruits and greens is what healthy skin needs.

4. Sweat It Out!

Do: Exercise regularly. Running, jogging and yoga will give your body the necessary blood circulation, and also accelerate the cleansing process of your entire body. You will notice a glow on your face after working out. Racing against time? Just take a brisk walk around the block.

Don’t Skip skincare before and after a workout. Apply a toner to help minimize oil production before heading out. Exfoliate after, and then apply shea butter or olive oil to moisturize the skin.

Running, jogging and yoga will accelerate the cleaning process of your body.

5. Beauty Sleep

Do: Try to sleep at least 8 hours every night. If you don’t get enough shut eye, your skin gets tired just like you – it sags and you get bags. So don’t risk it. You can also apply honey on your face twice or thrice a week to naturally soothe and heal your skin. “Don’t Forget to wash and moisturize your face before going to bed”, recommends Dr. Rahul Nagar, Dermatologist, Max Hospitals. “For dry skin, use milder cleansers that are free from alcohol. Apply lots of moisturizer, and avoid hot water as it dries out the skin excessively.”

Never forget to wash your face before sleeping and moisturize well.

6. H2O to The Rescue

Do Hydrate yourself. Drink lots of water daily, at least 8 glasses if not more. Also, eats fruits and vegetables that have a high water content such as watermelon, cucumber, orange, strawberry, grapefruit and cantaloupe. Physician, Vasant Lad recommends to “drink water from a blue colored bottle”, since it has a cooling effect.

Don’t: Ignore rose water. It helps prevent and reduce eye puffiness in the morning, maintains pH balance and naturally hydrates your skin if you spritz it on during the day.

Rose water maintains pH balance and naturally hydrates the skin.

7. Goodbye Acne

“Do: Wash your face with warm water, three times a day, and gently massage your face in circular motions, ensuring that the cleanser contains alpha hydroxyl acid or beta hydroxyl acid. Face packs that contain multani mitti (fuller’s earth) work really well too.
After cleansing, pat dry and apply a lotion which contains benzoyl peroxide”, suggests Dr. Michael Smith, Dermatologist, Max Hospitals. Benzoyl peroxide appears to be effective due to its antibacterial actions.
Don’t Pop pimples because it can lead to more swelling, redness, and even scarring. Feel a pimple is on its way? Just clean the area with rose water, and place a chilled green tea bag for 10 minutes. Also, if you wear glasses or sunglasses, make sure you clean them frequently to keep oil from clogging the pores around your eyes and nose.


Never pop your pimples. Use rose water or chilled green tea bags.

8. Go Back to Your Roots

Do: Use Ayurvedic scrubs to nourish the skin, and help it breathe better. Luckily for you, everything you need is already in your kitchen. 2 tbsp chickpea flour, ½ tsp turmeric powder, a pinch of camphor and sandalwood with some rose water/milk/water is your perfect skincare pack. Yes, the secrets of beauty lies in ancient Ayurveda.

Don’t: Neglect the basics. Make Sudarshan Kriya your beauty mantra. Yes, it’s that easy. Just breathing right could rid you of spots and pimples. Nidhi Gureja, Art of Living, says “Sudarshan Kriya is a breathing technique which incorporates specific natural rhythms of the breath that harmonize the body, mind and emotions. This helps releasing accumulated stresses, and each individual’s experience is different.”

Sudarshan Kriya is a breathing technique which incorporates specific natural rhythms that helps in releasing accumulated stresses.

9. Spa Day Everyday

Do Have a regular facial care regimen. “For dry skin, use a fresh cherry mask. Apply the pulp of fresh cherries on your face before going to bed. Leave for 15 minutes and wash with lukewarm water”, adds American author Vasant Lad. Don’t Forget to pamper yourself. A gentle facial massage with oils could work wonders. Depending on your skin type, choose oils from mustard, coconut, almond as they are excellent nourishing agents which help to get glowing skin. Better still – switch on some soothing instrumental music. After 20 minutes, what do you have?

Beautiful skin and a relaxed you. Pamper yourself occasionally with spa treatments.

10. Healthy Habits

Do Take out time for yourself, and try to avoid stress as much as possible. Have you ever noticed that when you are stressed, you tend to break out more? This is because stress causes your body to produce cortisol and other hormones, making the skin more oily. Practice stress management techniques like breathing exercises, yoga and meditation. The more you meditate, the more you radiate.
Don’t Neglect your jawline and facial muscles. For just 5 minutes a day, perform a few facial exercises. You can jut out your lower lip in such a way that wrinkles are created on the chin, then lower your chin to your chest. Another exercise that works wonders is to look up towards the ceiling and pout. It stretches out the muscles making the skin more firm. “18 till I die”, why not?

The more you meditate, the more you radiate.

You’re dressed to perfection, yet you need something to complete the look. Your smile! While we spend so much time and energy on honing our bodies and looks, we forget to express our inner joy and happiness. “Keeping a smile on your face will help maintain the tone of your facial muscles and skin. People may say you look 10 years younger than you are!”, adds our iDitch Associate contributor…

Embrace Change…Re-invent your lifestyle…..iDitch.

Disclaimer:
The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the Author Grace Nelson. iDitch Technologies Inc is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

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Skincare Tips for Men

How to Get Rid of Oily Skin, Acne and Pimples
BY: Grace Nelson (iDitch associate freelance contributor)
Highlights

 

Many men nowadays are consciously worried about their skin, Oily skin is a problem which is faced by many men
across this city and around the world. Here are some great oil free recipes to give you that clean, clear, masculine,
sexy facial skin.

I do not know that many men who are not consciously worried about their skin, especially here in NYC. Men are beginning to spend as much money and time on their skin as women do.

Facial are done on men in cities around the world as much as women had facials done.

iDitch Artisans that are trained and specialized in performing deep cleansing facials are available in your area,. Just click on this link……….(Download Android App…….Download iOS App) and download the iDitchApp.

I am personally appalled when I see men not worried about acne on their face or having oily skin. It’s worse if they suffer from bad body odor or dandruff and yet do very less to address the issue at hand.

Oily skin is a common problem which is faced by millions of men in this country, in Canada and across the globe. Again, I have personally observed that the major problem that men have is in using the wrong product for the wrong type of skin.
So for those of who are going through these issues, here are some great oil free recipes to get clean, clear skin, reduce oiliness and pimples, if you have them, and even reduce the visibility of pimple scars! Be assured that there’s always a solution, or product for the most of Men’s facial problems.

Here are some wonderful natural solutions, all you have to do is follow them diligently

1. To Reduce Excess Oil Ingredients:
200ml of rose water 2tsp of powdered camphor Method: Mix well and store in an air tight bottle and keep in the
fridge. This can be used to wipe the skin 3-4 times a day. Not only does it reduce oiliness and bacterial build up on the skin, it also helps reduce chances of skin infections, itchiness and tones the skin making the skin less prone to pimples.

2. Acne Pack for MenFor those young men who have an irritating habit of pinching and squeezing pimples keep your fingers away and make the following mask instead –

Ingredients:
4 Tbsp fuller’s earth
1/2 tsp camphor
2 tsp mint paste
2 cloves (latex), ground
Rose water to mix
1 tsp sandalwood powder
Method:Mix all the ingredients to a smooth consistency and apply the required amount onto the skin. Let it dry completely and wash off with water and pat dry. This pack should be used daily and can be kept in an air tight jar in the fridge up to 10 days.

3. Exfoliator for Oily Skin to Dislodge Blackheads and Whiteheads Many of us don’t clean our skin properly and as a result, we give way to blackheads and whiteheads. This leads to acne and pimples and can be an absolute disaster for all you good looking men who dream of clean and clear skin. The key point is to keep your skin clean and I know not all of you want to smell of roses and sandalwood, so here’s fabulous scrub for clarifying the skin –

Ingredients:
4 Tbsp orange peel powder
4 Tbsp lemon peel powder
50gm china clay
A handful of dried neem leaf powder
5 Tbsp rice powder

Method:
Mix all the dry ingredients and store in a jar. Take a teaspoon at a time and mix with mint water and apply all over the skin .When it is semi dry, dab with water and scrub. This will help dislodge blackheads and whiteheads and make your skin super clean and oil free.

4. Basic Skincare Rules to Follow
• Above all, basic rules to a clean and good looking skin are as follows-
• Water: Have 10-12 glasses of water daily, it’s a must!
Reduce alcohol intake. If you thought beer is cooling, it’s only so for the mouth.
• Watch Your Diet: Eating fresh salads and fruits should be on the top of your list. Cool drinks like, lime water and coconut water should be part of your daily intake. Avoid heavy gravy and fried foods, as well as aerated drinks and soda.
• Clothing: Wear loose natural fibers like cotton, jute, etc. These are the best summer clothing as they are airy and
light.
• Exercise: If you are prone to oily skin, increase your blood circulation and detox by exercising. Do remember to shower at least twice a day.

• Metabolism:

Many of you may not know this but skin and acne are directly related to the stomach. If you suffer from a sluggish
metabolism and have constipation then you will most probably suffer from acne and pimples. Eat green vegetables
and lots of fruits to clear out your system.


Also if you have dandruff, many times you will also suffer from acne. Therefore it is important to treat the dandruff first and then look at clearing the skin.
So now that you have the basics all worked out and natural recipes that are sure to work like magic, I think the next time you are going out with that special lady in your life she’s bound to be impressed. More importantly, looking good will also make you feel good and confident.

About the Author:
Suparna Trikha is a beauty expert based here in NYC. She also teaches meditation through aromatherapy and organizes corporate workshops for distressing. With her believe of moving Beautification back to nature, Grace showcases in her articles and lectures in teaching and advocating that people should search for healthier and natural ways to beauty and men’s grooming.

Disclaimer:
The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the Author Grace Nelson. iDitch Technologies Inc is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

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10 Ingredients in Beauty Products You

Must Know About
Temitope ADE MD.(Dermatologist, Medical writer extraordinaire iDitch)


Highlights

Top ingredients of the season that every beauty aficionado needs to know Elastin is a protein found in any elastic connective tissue in the body AHAs are best for normal-to-dry or sun-damaged skin As we enter the new year, it is time to give your skin some much needed tender-loving-care after the festive season. When scouting for the perfect damage repair products, you may have come across certain terms on the label that leave you baffled.

While on the look-out for creams and serums to help your skin detox, it’s important to know about some ingredients and also understand what do they really do. Here are some important ingredients found in most products that every beauty aficionado needs to know about.

1) Collagen: Collagen is a protein produced by our cells that helps “hold” the skin together. Collagen keeps the skin looking younger and giving it firmness and elasticity. When we are young, our skin stays plump and smooth because it constantly regenerates itself.

But as we age, collagen production slows – and existing collagen can get damaged due to sun exposure and unhealthy skin habits.
This results in wrinkles and sagging skin. Collagen infused products help smoothen the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

2) Elastin:
Another protein present in the skin which is as important as collagen, Elastin is a protein found in any elastic connective tissue in the body. It is responsible for the ability of the skin to resume original shape after being stretched. The proportion of Elastin in the skin usually peeks in adolescence or early adulthood and declines thereafter. Beauty products with Elastin restores the skins with its natural firmness and bounce.

3) Hyaluronic Acid:
As body collagen declines, the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration becomes more visible. Maximizing collagen levels will keep your skin supple. Hyaluronic acid keeps collagen synthesis up and helps retain skin moisture.

4) Glycolic acid:
Derived from cane sugar, glycolic acid has the smallest molecules in the AHA group. This property ensures that it penetrates the skin deeply and easily, making it the most effective ingredient for treating fine lines, acne, blackheads, dullness and oiliness.

5) Salicylic Acid:
While salicylic acid lotions are not for everyone, they can benefit many skin types when used appropriately. When applied, the lotion causes the uppermost layer of skin to swell, soften and then peel, removing dead skin cells leaving you with fresh, bright skin.

6) Niacinamide:
This component of vitamin B3 has been shown to increase ceramide and free fatty acid levels in skin, thereby preventing skin from losing water content and stimulating microcirculation in the dermis. It also has a growing reputation for being able to lighten skin discolorations and reduce acne.

7) Retinol:
Simply put, it helps your skin produce better, healthier skin cells while increasing the amount of skin-support substances. It has been shown to increase the skin’s collagen production and glycosaminoglycan content, resulting in firmer skin with an improved texture and enhanced barrier function.

8) AHA and BHA
AHAs are best for normal-to-dry or sun-damaged skin because they help bind moisture and improve healthy collagen production and smooth an uneven skin texture. BHA is best for normal-to-oily or breakout-prone skin while also being excellent for reducing redness from rosacea.

9) Resveratrol:
Like any antioxidant, resveratrol has incredible protective benefits for the skin. When applied topically, resveratrol protects against sun damage, improves collagen synthesis and reduces cell damage.

10) Curcuminoids
Found in the spice turmeric, it has potent anti inflammatory properties, both internally and externally. It also works to suppress excess melanin production in the presence of sunlight and will help reduce chronic inflammation, irritation and sun damage that makes your skin look dull.

Disclaimer:
The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author DR. Temitope ADE. iDitch is not
responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

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iDitch Facial Tips

Is it Really Beneficial & How Often Should You Get Them
BY: Grace Nelson (iDitch associate freelance contributor)


Most adults, men and women, start paying attention to their facial skin and hair only when it comes to attending a special occasion such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, reunions and other parties. I think women especially go out of their way in their beauty regime to look their best, addressing every little beauty issue to be able to flaunt a flawless facial skin. But, what happens to our facial skin for the rest of the year? Most often, due to lack of time, we tend to ignore the basic skin care practices and think it is alright to do so.

When it comes to the basics of facial skin care, some people are apprehensive in getting a facial done. What are the benefits and what should one look out for? When should one get a facial done? These are some questions which trouble many a mind. But in today’s time, with pollution and stress levels hitting the roof, it often results in lackluster skin and its degeneration. This is why it is all the more important to pay attention to your facial skin and
take care of it.

Facials should not be treated as something you do once in a while or during special occasions. They should be a regular part of your beauty regimen. Yes, it is true that what you need in your twenties is nowhere near what you may need in your forties or fifties; nevertheless a facial is important at both ages.

What is a Basic Facial?

An iDitch basic facial consist of cleaning, cleansing,toning and moisturizing. This is done with cleansers, gels and face washes. It is followed by moisturizing the facial skin according to your skin and age type, and finishing off with a clarifying mask.
As you get older the skin tends to look tired and sluggish.
Therefore, to avoid this, exfoliators and dermabrasive creams are used. High protein and vitamin emulsifiers are also used with exfoliates and tightening masks that help improve elasticity and give the skin a youthful appearance.
Most adults in their twenties should follow a daily skin care routine and a visit to the skin clinic once every 40days for a cleaning and moisturizing program. If you are in your 30’s or 40’s, once a month visit is a must, provided your skin care discipline at home is carefully worked out.
A good iDitch Facial massage is essential to improve blood circulation and nourish the facial skin. See to it that blackheads and whiteheads are cleaned out. Exfoliation should be done with grains that are suitable to your skin type and scrub very gently.
You should ensure that your iDitch Artisan through whom you get your facial done should not use harsh strokes on the facial skin.
When it comes to applying masks, I have very often noticed that professionals who have been trained for years fail to get it right.
Firstly, the mask should cover wrinkle prone areas of the skin like the neck, forehead and the eye area. Secondly, the mask should always be removed in upward strokes after wetting it.


If you are in your late 40’s or 50’s, the skin therapist’s appointment should be considered as important as a doctor’s
appointment. You cannot afford to be laid back on this one especially in a time where toxins and pollutants are daily enemies of the body and skin and do more damage than can be possibly seen by the human eye. Regular facials are a must and remember that if you have an important occasion to attend, the actual impact of a facial will happen at least two days after you have done it.
For those who are considering the quickies like botox and fillers for that perfect look, my take on this is that they definitely have a tremendous impact on the skin and make you look super.
However, as the injectables are used repeatedly the skin tends to age faster and starts giving the skin a haggard look. I have seen many people’s face change and age much sooner than it would have if they had gone for natural treatments.

Few Tips on How to Make the Most of Facials 

1. Let your skin breathe after a facial treatment.

2. Never start to apply make-up after a facial. Your pores have just been cleaned and require oxygen, so do not clog them

3. Try and take a nap after a facial and avoid rushing back to work or taking up stressful activities. The facial tissues have been relaxed so let them be that way for sometime.

4. Try and drink some green tea or warm lime water and honey as the pressure points have been activated on the skin. They will help improve metabolism, relax the body as well as detoxify it.

5. Avoid having a bath with too cold or too hot water. Luke warm water bath is recommended after a facial

6. Never visit a crowded or high pollution area after your skin
pampering.

7. Above all be kind to your skin, it deserves it….l

Disclaimer:

The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the Author Grace Nelson. iDitch Technologies Inc is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

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Testimonials

FROM A PART TIME MAKE-UP ARTIST TO AN iDitch PRIME ARTISAN

Success stories from iDitch User Members

TESTIMONIAL 1:

Jane a part time make up artist and a part time student, experimented on her little sister as she grew older and used her as a canvas in practicing make up….

I am Jane,..here is my iDitch story

The suburbs of Toledo Ohio, Bowling Green with its pristine streets, and manicured lawns was a far cry from the inner cities of Columbus or Cleveland.

I always loved painting, when I was a student in Bowling Green High School, All I did was experiment on the faces of my fellow classmates especially when there was a football game coming around,(GO Bowling Green KY Football).
I made enough money doing make-up for friends and family, to shop at the Bee Gee shopping center each weekend, and even got my very own cell phone and paid my cell phone bills each month.

This was when I knew I could do this for a living,…I started searching online on how I could get certified as a make-up Artist in my home state of Ohio. Found a cosmetology school not too far from home, I was still in High School at this moment, a Senior prepping for college and at the same time going to beauty school.

My parents were both encouraging, they always taught us to go for our goals, and to believe in ourselves….
I graduated after a grueling nine months in beauty school, with my cosmetologist license, it was a very happy day for me. I had also graduated from high school, and here I was, about to go to college and with a beauty certificate that I could make a living with…

I had a great summer vacation before college started at the Bowling Green State University, I was accepted to study international Studies. I studied real hard and graduated two years later with a 3.5GPA with an associate Degree.
Things were looking real good, I decided to take a year off, to clear my mind, and evaluate all the options that I had, I was contemplating on moving to a big city, maybe move east to NYC, or move west to Los Angeles….
After six months of fun, I decided to move to NYC, It was an experience that I would never forget, a small town girl moving to a big city like New York…

I arrived in NYC, with such zeal and drive to succeed…

I got a job at a restaurant working as a waitress, while I registered at Pace University and polished my MUA skills by doing make-up for fellow co-workers and classmates at school….I love ❤ waitressing, so it never bothered me that I was not working officially in a salon as a make-up artist.
After residing in NYC for two years, I felt it was time to either get a 9-5, since I had just graduated from Pace U, or get busy with my MUA career, I chose beauty!.
Ever since, it has been an exhilarating ride, I have worked in small shops with just the two of us, medium make-up shops in Manhattan with 6 of us and I have worked in high end, high class make-up shops, still, I felt a void in me…..I was not content with my how I managed my time and how I was working long hours, and paying a significant portion of my earnings to the the store owner…it was disheartening, to work long hours and sometimes give up as much as 35 to 40 percent of my earnings to the store owner or for renting seats or chairs.
So, I decided to go online and search for companies or apps that suited my very essential needs, fluid time to choose when to work, less out of pocket money going to the platform/store/chair or seat owners. Statistics to showcase how good an Artisan is doing compared to the highest grossing MUA’s within their circle ⭕ , or vicinity.

Assistance with advertising and extensive visibility to showcase the Artisan # on other sister platforms, and partners,…the list goes on and on After a very rigorous search, I chose the iDitch App,..
Registration was easy, I was done registering in less than 10 Minutes, the vetting process was assuring, that iDitch cared about their clients and Artisans safety and I started taking in Gigs (work) about 1 hour after I registered. I was tentatively approved, and everything worked like clockwork.

I would like to categorically state that I had registered on some other Apps previously, but after 4 weeks of working on the iDitch app, the experience was a million times better than any other app company I had worked with and I was and still honestly elated with the decision that I took.

I make way more money, even more that I would be making if I were working with my degree. Everything about iDitch just suits me perfectly, recently I upgraded my account to the iDitch Prime Account, which is an account that is by invitation only.

Everything has been working out for the better, and just 7 months ago, I got engaged to my boyfriend and our wedding is planned for summer next year, and guess what, I would have all iDitch Artisans doing all the Beautification and men’s grooming for the occasion.

It has been such a life changing experience and I look forward to ever better things to happen in the nearest future with me working with iDitch…I had to write this short note to you my fellow iDitch User Member friends, to let you know that all is well that ends well….

Follow your dreams, work hard at it and one would definitely reap the fruits of ones labour.
Comments and feedbacks are welcome…
JANE DOE
iDitch Artisan.

i Ditch Rates, fees, Taxes an Payment Information

i Ditch RATES,FEES,TAXES AND PAYMENT INFORMATION

Before you use the iDitch platform,iDitch App, iDitch.com and other iDitch services, Kindly read through these Important Rates, Fees, Taxes and Payment Account terms, which contains information about rates, fees, taxes, payments and other costs, as applicable.

FEES

The iDitch Technologies Inc charges all gigs that are activated on our iDitch portal processing fees for the use of our platform. Our fees are one tenth (10%) of the percentage of the compensation as payment for the gig between the client (service receiver) and the Artisan (service provider).
Our fees are subject to change anytime. We at iDitch reserve the right to change our fees with a thirty days notice to Artisans and clients registered on the iDitch platform.

OTHER FEES

iDitch issues our official iDitch accessories in form of the iDitch t-shirts, iDitch capes, iDitch Aprons, iDitch slippers, iDitch towels, iDitch tote bags and other packages, these items can be purchased at the iDitch store @ https://shop.spreadshirt.com/iDitch When an Artisans account is approved and activated, The Artisan is expected to adhere to the formal iDitch work dress code. Please refer to the Artisans Work Dress Code on the iDitch User Agreement Page. When an Artisan procures these iDitch products, the Artisans MUST use these iDitch accessories in the process and during the undertaking of a gig.
The iDitch accessories may also be purchased by the general public far and wide. They are of great quality and makes a striking fashion statement for the avid fashionistas and fashion forward individuals.

RATES

The iDitch rates in the United States and Canada are solely set by and between the Artisans (service provider) and the clients (service receivers). Rates differ from locations and from provinces and states. iDitch is not a part or partaker of the negotiating process and procedure between the Artisan and the Customer, in the deliberations and
agreement of the amount of what a gig would cost.

USA

Do iDitch Artisans Get A 1099?

iDitch Artisans are described as self-employed “Associate” and fall under 1099 tax rules. For artisan services, this falls under 1099-K rules and any other payouts would land under the 1099-MISC rules. These other payouts could include, bonuses and more. You can check out your needed Artisan tax information by logging into your iDitch associate portal.

How Do iDitch Artisans Pay Taxes

iDitch classifies its Artisans as independent contractors. An independent contractor is a non-employee who is running their own business. iDitch DOES NOT provide you with any employee benefits like health insurance or vacation. It also DOES NOT withhold any taxes from your compensation.
Every year, iDitch will file IRS Form 1099-MISC and/or 1099-K with the IRS and your state tax agency reporting how much it paid you. This applies if you were paid over $600 during the year.
You need to report this income on your tax return and pay income tax and self-employment tax (Social Security and Medicare tax) on the net profit you earn from gigs done on the iDitch platform.
Of course, you can deduct certain business expenses.

CANADA

For Canadian iDitch Artisans Kindly click on the link below
https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/businesses/smallbusinesses-self-employed-income.html

Do You Have To Report iDitch Income?

For the majority of you, the answer is “yes.” If your net earnings from iDitch exceeds $400, you must report that income. You will be required to file a Form 1040 and attach Schedule C and Schedule SE to report your iDitch income.
If you’re not required to file an income tax return and your net earnings from iDitch are less than $400, you ARE NOT required to report your iDitch income.

I’m An iDitch Artisan. What Taxes Do I Pay?

Let’s say you are a sole proprietor. It’s how the vast majority of self-employed people, including iDitch Artisans, operate their businesses.
When you’re a sole proprietor, you and your business are one and the same for tax purposes. You don’t pay taxes or file tax returns separately for your sole proprietorship. Instead, you report the income you earn on your own personal tax return, IRS Form 1040.
To show whether you have a profit or loss from your sole proprietorship, you file IRS Schedule C, Profit or Loss From
Business, with your return. On this form you list all your business income and deductible expenses. You only pay tax on the profit you have left after you subtract all your expenses from your business income.
When you’re a sole proprietor, you must pay self-employment taxes on your net income. You have to also pay your income taxes, too. This is so even though you are of retirement age.
Self-employment taxes are the Social Security and Medicare taxes sole proprietors pay. When you’re an independent contractor, you have to pay all your Social Security and Medicare taxes out of your own pocket.
iDitch would not pay half of them for you (employers must pay half of these taxes for their employees, but not for contractors). These taxes are substantial: a flat 15.3 percent tax on your first $118,500 in net self-employment income (in 2015). You file IRS Form SE with your tax return to report and pay these taxes.

What Expenses Can iDitch Artisans Deduct?

It’s very important for you to keep track of all the deductible expenses you incur throughout the year, since they will decrease the amount of profit you’ll have to pay tax on.
Since your business is a specialty business with tools, your biggest deduction will be your tools expenses. You can deduct these one way: You can deduct your actual expenses like repairs and services of your tools or equipments, depreciation, lease expenses if you lease any equipments or tools, etc.
Whatever method you use, it is vital that you keep track of your business records. You can use a record or book keeping app or an old fashioned paper log, which requires quite a bit of manual work.

iDitch Artisans Tax Checklist: A List Of Deductions Not To Miss

Other deductions for an iDitch Artisan would typically include:

• The cost of your iPhone or other cell phone (100 percent deductible if you use it just for business, otherwise you can deduct the business use percentage)
• Any extra insurance coverage you obtain for your business
• Fees and commissions iDitch charges you (however, don’t deduct any fees iDitch takes directly from your pay and
DOES NOT include in the compensation listed on your 1099 form)
• Home Office Deduction: You can qualify for this valuable deduction if you use a portion of your home exclusively for record keeping and other administrative tasks for your business
• Parking fees and toll fees
• Interest on a car loan, if you use the car for personal and business use, the business use percentage is deductible on Schedule C
• PayPal and/or credit card transaction fees you pay.(iDitch clients only)
You need to keep track of all of these and any other expenses you incur for your business. There are many accounting and tax preparation apps and software you can use to keep track of your expenses. You can even prepare your tax return yourself.

Do iDitch Artisans Need to Pay Estimated Taxes?

Self-employed people are not allowed to wait until April 15 to pay all the income and self-employment (Social Security and Medicare) taxes they owe for the prior year. Instead, they are required to prepay their taxes by making estimated tax payments to the IRS four times per year.
You must pay estimated taxes if you expect to owe at least $1,000 in federal tax for the year from your business as an Artisan. You’ll probably need to earn a profit of at least $5,000 or $6,000 from your business to owe this much tax.
The IRS imposes modest interest penalties if you don’t pay enough estimated tax. To avoid the penalties, you must pay at least the smaller of:
• 90 percent of your total tax due for the current year 100 percent of the tax you paid the previous year or 110 percent if you’re a high-income taxpayer.
High-income taxpayers—those with adjusted gross income of more than $150,000 ($75,000 for married couples filing separate returns)—must pay 110 percent of their prior year’s income tax.

Quarterly Tax Payment Due Dates

Estimated tax must ordinarily be paid in four installments: April 15, June 15, September 15, January 15 (of the following year).
Remember, you don’t have to start making payments until you actually earn income.
If you don’t receive any income by March 31, you can skip the April 15 payment. In this event, you’d ordinarily make three payments for the year starting on June 15. If you don’t receive any income by May 31, you can skip the June 15 payment as well and so on.

IRS SHARING ECONOMY FAQ>>>

PAYMENTS
FOR ARTISAN ACCOUNTS AND PAYMENTS

When am I paid each week?

iDitch calculates payments once a gig is finished successfully. Our payment processing period are only done during week days. That means if a gig is concluded successfully on a Saturday, or a Sunday, the gig would not be processed until on Monday and the Artisans compensation would be available to the Artisan the following Wednesday, after 5:00pm (eastern standard time). This means any gig activated and concluded successfully, on Monday after 5:00pm (eastern standard time) compensation will appear in the same week’s payment statement on a Thursday. Payments are made once every 3 business days.

PAYMENT CYCLE

Monday: Old payment cycle ends and new one begins
Tuesday: Artisans statements are added to invoices
Wednesday: Payments are processed before 5:00pm (EST)
Thursday: Payments are deposited directly into your bank account
Income Received for the Period
USA Estimated Tax Due Date
Jan. 1 through March 31
April 18
April 1 through May 31
June 15
June 1 through Aug. 31
Sept. 15
Sept. 1 through Sept. 30
CANADA Estimated Tax Due Date
Link…
https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/about-yourtax-return/making-payments-individuals/paying-your-income-tax-instalments/you-payyour-instalments.html#whnpy

Information to assist Artisans conduct successful Gigs

INFORMATION TO ASSIST ARTISANS CONDUCT SUCCESSFUL GIGS

The iDitch Artisans must endeavor to adhere to these few stipulations which would ultimately assist them in providing optimum specialty Gig services.
Creativity. Barbers, hairdressers, aestheticians, and cosmetologists must keep up with the latest trends and be ready to try new hairstyles for their clients.
Customer-service skills. Artisans must be pleasant, friendly, and able to interact with clients in order to retain a robust client base.
Listening skills. Barbers, hairdressers, Aestheticians and cosmetologists should be good listeners. They must listen carefully to what the client wants in order to make sure that the client is happy with the gig result.
Physical stamina. Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists must be able to stand on their feet for long periods.
Tidiness. Workers must keep a neat personal appearance and keep their work area clean and sanitary. This requirement is necessary for the health and safety of their clients and for making clients comfortable enough so that they will want to have return Gig with the Artisan in the future Time-management skills. Time-management skills are important in scheduling Gig appointments and providing specialty services. For example, routine haircuts do not require the precise timing of some other services, such as applying neutralizers after a permanent wave. Clients who receive timely hair care are more likely to have return Gigs with the same Artisan.

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iDitch COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY GUIDELINES FOR iDitch REGISTERED USER MEMBERS

We at iDitch want our services to be enjoyable, interesting and safe for our community User members. These regulatory rules are designed to ensure that our registered user members get a five star rating and an experience
of a lifetime when using the iDitch App. Kindly take a moment to read through these guidelines. They would definitely come in handy someday in whatever capacity you are in.Because whether you’re an artisan or a client
— your decorum matters.

RESPECT

Treat your fellow artisans and customers as you would like to be treated yourself: with respect, It’s common courtesy not to shout or swear around a client or an artisan. For artisans, kindly tidy and clean up after yourself —
whether it’s taking the dirt made during the process of doing a gig service or cleaning up a spilled liquid residue left after a gig is done. This is important, if the customer offers to do the cleaning, insist on doing the cleaning yourself, because it showcases how important you hold your profession in high esteem — Most important of all, remember that when you use the iDitch App and other iDitch services, you will meet people who may look different or think differently from you. Please respect those  differences. We want our registered members to feel welcome and
inclusive when they use our services.

PERSONAL SPACE

We all value our personal space and privacy. It’s OK to chat with the artisan (service provider), and vice versa, during the process when the gig is in process. But please DO NOT comment on someone’s appearance or ask
whether they are single. As an artisan and a customer, we advice that you refrain from using your phone or mobile device, when at the venue of the gig. If you need to make an emergency phone call, ask, as a courtesy of your client, keep the call short in minutes and be as audible as possible, so the client would feel at ease, and respect their decision if they decline.
Remember you are there to do a gig and depart. And don’t touch the client or artisan in a flirtatious way. As a reminder, in our by laws, iDitch has a no sex rule. That’s no sexual conduct between Artisans and Clients, come
what may.

SAFETY

Everyone values their safety. So please ensure that you follow the local laws. You are in someone else’s domain to perform a service. Make sure that the gig is done with ease and you depart in Peace. Kindly Check out our Remain Safe while Servicing iDitch Customers, ARTISANS ONLY, and the Remain Safe while Serviced by iDitch Artisans.

CUSTOMERS ONLY.

CHILDREN

Children must be supervised. Only adults can have an iDitch account and become a registered member. If your child is the Customer that needs the iDitch services, a parent or guardian must be present with the child at all times, during the process of the gig being performed.

FEEDBACK

Feedback and great compliments makes us all feel good. Whether you are an artisan or a client, kindly rate the service gig, as a Client and/or an artisan at the end of a successful gig. Honest feedback helps ensure that everyone is accountable for their behaviors. This accountability creates a respectful, safe environment for both artisans and Clients. And if something happens during the process of a gig — whether it’s the customers fault or the artisans fault, or an argument — make sure to report it by clicking the “HELP” Button in the iDitch app so that our customer support help team can follow up.
The guidelines below helps explain some of the specific kinds of behaviors that may cause you to lose access to the iDitch app and your account may be de-activated and/or terminated.

WHY YOUR iDitch MEMBERSHIP MAY BE DEACTIVATED

These policies helps explain the kinds of behaviors that may lead registered members to have their accounts deactivated. Kindly remember that your good behavior is paramount when a gig is in process, do not allow any external behavior or influence to get you off track. iDitch does not allow the consumption of any alcoholic beverages during the gig process.

RESPECTFUL AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT

The way you behave while using the iDitch App can have a big impact on the safety and comfort of both the artisan and the Client, as well as the brand name iDitch. Courtesy matters. That’s why you are expected to exercise good judgment and behave decently towards other people during the gig process, courtesy takes you far.
Here are some reasons why your iDitch User Membership may be deactivated:
• Damaging ‘registered members’ property. For example, intentionally scarring a customer , breaking or vandalizing a phone, intentionally spilling food or drink, smoking, or vomiting due to excessive alcohol consumption, using foul language, smelly dirty clothes, unsanitary location, location not readily prepped for gig, stealing from Clients/
Artisans. Etc…
• Physical contact with the artisan and clients . As our Community Guidelines make clear, you shouldn’t touch or flirt with other registered user members. As a reminder, iDitch has a no sex rule.
That’s no sexual conduct with fellow fellow registered members, no matter what. And you should never hit or otherwise hurt a fellow registered member.
• Use of inappropriate and abusive language or gestures. For example, asking overly personal questions, using verbal threats, and making comments or gestures that are aggressive, sexual, discriminatory, or
disrespectful.
• Unwanted contact with the artisan/client during a gig or after the gig is over. For example, texting, calling, or visiting someone in person after a gig has been completed.
• Breaking the local law while using the iDitch app. For example, bringing open containers of alcohol or drugs along to a gig service; or using the iDitch app to commit a crime, including and not limited to the sexual exploitation of children.
If we are made aware of these kinds of problematic behaviors, we will contact you so we can investigate them. Depending on the nature of the concern, we may put a hold on your account during our investigation. If the issues raised are serious or a repeat offense, or you refuse to cooperate, you may lose access to the iDitch app. Any behaviors involving violence, sexual misconduct, harassment, discrimination, or illegal activity while using the iDitch app or any of our services can result in the immediate loss of access to your account, and The iDitch Technologies Inc, notifying the appropriate law enforcement department.

Thank you,
iDitch Technologies Inc,

i Ditch FAQ´s

HOW DO I REGISTER AND GET GIGS ON THE iDitch APP

FOR ARTISANS

When you click on our website on iDitch.com, you may register there, For Artisans, you may also download the app on our website @ iDitch.com, or via our blog page, our podcast page or our forum page and register on our iDitch App.
As an Artisan, there are numerous ways to make sure that you initiate a gig service.
First, after registration, always make sure that you are Logged on to the iDitch App 24/7, or depending on what hours you desire to get gigs (work).
Second, Go to “Home”, click on create “Gig”, once a gig is created, it would appear under your name and the category/categories that you have chosen.
Third, you may also create a gig for the marketplace and advertise Gigs that you offer.
Place those Gigs in the marketplace with brief but concise illustrations of what your specialty is, how many years you have been certified and engaged in your craft.
Fourth, you may also advertise gigs for the community to browse through, whom are in and around your area, or ten (10) radius miles from your location.
Fifth, you may state that you are ready to do Gigs ASAP, by clicking the “Boost” button.
Sixth, Add other things that are essential to you as a person and would make you stand out in the marketplace.
Seventh, search for the link button, and link your Facebook, and Instagram pages to your profile, and use the link button to link Gigs when creating a gig. When you create a Gig for the marketplace and community, do use the link button facilitated to link your gig/gigs in the marketplace and community with you social media account on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

FOR CLIENTS

When you click on our website on iDitch.com, you may register there, Clients may also download the app on our website @ iDitch.com, and register on our iDitch App.
Registration may be accomplished on our iDitch blog, forum and podcast pages…
As a client, there are numerous ways to make sure that you receive the Gig that you want.
First, after registration, you do not need to be Logged on to the iDitch App 24/7. You may only log on when you require a Gig or when you want to create a “Post”.
Second, Go to create a “Post”, describe in “800” words or less the service that you are looking to purchase, be concise and detailed.
Third, you may decide to view the category that you need, i.e., “Hair”, click on it, and it takes you to the sub-categories, where you streamline what you need in the subcategory, it then takes you to all the Artisans in and around your zip code, or in and around a 10 mile radius from your location, post code or immediate area that offers the services that you have streamlined in your search, in the sub-categories section on the iDitch platform.

On google map, each logged in available iDitch Artisan is depicted by the image of a scissors.

2) WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT ON THE APP

For the United states of America, Canada, the European Union , Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Russia, etc. The iDitch platform accepts PayPal payments, visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club payments. PayPal offers the single payment clicks. When the single payment click is activated on our portal, your payments are processed by PayPal just by one click, without requiring
you to log onto your PayPal account whenever you require a Gig.

3) THE iDitch REFERRAL PROGRAM.

Make extra money on the iDitch portal when you are an iDitch Artisan or an iDitch Client.

Here is how it works. You, MISS Jane Doe tells people about iDitch, and the iDitch App and iDitch.com. When anybody registers on iDitch using your referral code, either as a Client or as an Artisan, you Miss JANE DOE, gets ($1.00USD) of the total amount paid on the Gig. Anytime the Artisan or Client that you referred is associated with a gig.
When two individuals that you referred, are the two parties involved in a gig as the Artisan and Client respectively, the amount payable for the referral remains $1.00USD The iDitch Technologies Inc, will disburse the payment for the referral once every seven (7) days, after the first gig service has been either rendered or ordered.
These payments would remain constant and in place, for the duration of the iDitch Artisan and/or iDitch Client, pending a time when the aforementioned individual terminates their account or their account is terminated by iDitch.
So, in essence, when one refers 500 iDitch Artisans and/or Clients to iDitch, and these Artisans and Clients engage in Gigs services, you would receive $1.00USD for each gig, all 500 of them performed and finished. Now that’s some money in your pocket…

REGISTRATION FOR THE REFERRAL PROGRAM WOULD ONLY BE AVAILABLE AND
OPEN FROM THE DATE OF THE iDitch APP GOING LIVE, TO (90) NINETY DAYS
THEREAFTER. ON THE 90TH DAY, THE REFERRAL PROGRAM ENDS.
SO START REFERRING PEOPLE TODAY….AND MAKE HAY…

4) HOW TO PLACE A GIG

VIDEO TUTORIAL ON HOW TO DO A GIG.

5) WHY DOWNLOAD THE iDitch APP

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES THE APP FROM THE WEBSITE?

The website is an application hub for prospective Artisans and clients, a content platform of and for iDitch, geared towards the iDitch community and people who are interested and inquisitive in learning and knowing more about everything iDitch, and a site where one can download the iDitch App.
The App on the other hand is the lifeline of iDitch. Everything iDitch can be made possible on the iDitch App, for both the Artisan and the Client. So download the app today by clicking on this link….iDitchApp.

6) HOW DO I NAVIGATE THE iDitch APP SEAMLESSLY?

VIRTUAL VIDEO TUTORIAL ON HOW TO NAVIGATE THE iDitch APP

7) WHAT’S GOING ON WITH iDitch IN THE NEAREST FUTURE?

iDitch Technologies Inc, the parent company of iDitch.com and the iDitch App has incredible new technology coming out in the nearest future, geared towards making access to Beautification and men’s grooming services extensively simple, while retaining the core highest standards of quality service that our Artisans are known for
and our Clients used to.
Look out on our social media platforms, press, and on our App, to browse and experience these new features….

8) I CANNOT GO ONLINE

If you are unable to go online, a few account issues may be stopping you:
– Your documents submitted may have expired
– You recently uploaded new documents and they are pending confirmation
– You have not downloaded the newest version of the iDitch registered user app
– Your account is on hold due to a reported incident
– You do not have a recently completed and approved vetted check on file
– Your location settings may be turned off, or you may be experiencing a network
issue. Basic troubleshooting tips can be found below.

ANDROID LOCATION SETTINGS

NETWORK ERROR TROUBLESHOOTING

GET THE MOST RECENT iDitch REGISTERED USER APP

If you’re still unable to go online after troubleshooting, share some information with the iDitch team below.

9) I AM STILL HAVING OTHER TECHNICAL PROBLEMS

First, make sure you are running the latest version of the iDitch App. You can do so by going into the Google Play or App Store and running any applicable updates to the iDitch App. Then, try logging out and back into the iDitch App.
Verify your mobile data or Wifi connection is strong (some office or public WiFi hotspots block certain Apps, so you may need to turn your WiFi off. Additionally, make sure you have given our App permission to run on your cellular data). If the problem persists, try deleting and re-installing the whole iDitch App. Don’t panicall your data will be saved and retrieved after the reinstallation.

Contact us with the following information if the problem persist at: contact@iDitch.com

– Device: Are you using an Android or iPhone? Please also include the version of the operating system your device is running when you contact us.
– What error message/messages or specific problem are you encountering? Any details and screenshots would help.

Didn’t find the answer you need?

Please feel free to contact us here: Experiencing Technical Issues
If you have difficulty accessing the service at any time, please let us know at: contact@iDitch.com

Do you Have Suggestions?

We’re constantly striving to make iDitch the LARGEST AND BEST go to marketplace App where Beautification and Men’s Grooming Artisans of all kinds meet Clients. The iDitch App and iDitch.com was built for you and we would love to hear your suggestions about how to make the iDitch App and iDitch website better. You can email us your ideas at: contact@iDitch.com

Have Media Inquiries
Journalists?, Bloggers?, Reporters?, Wherever you’re from, we’d love to chat with you about iDitch. iDitch is a subject we LOVE Chatting about….or at least we have fun being interviewed about. Please check out our Press Center for more detailed info. Reach us at: press@iDitch.com

Business Inquiries
Thinking about partnering with us? iDitch welcomes the opportunity, especially if you’re an awesome business. Email us so we may start chatting at; partner@iDitch.com

Want to work with iDitch
Do you Like iDitch, and the iDitch concept so much so that you want to work with us?

Check out our Jobs page to see if anything has come up, or get in touch at: jobs@iDitch.com

Everything You Need to Know about Booth Rental as an Artisan Compared to the iDitch Model.

How to maintain a five star rating with a top rated tier on the iDitch Plataform

HOW TO MAINTAIN A FIVE STAR RATING WITH A TOP RATED TIER ON THE iDitch PLATFORM

In order for an Artisan to offer a 5 Star Rating and Review experience with iDitch clients and on the iDitch platform, Artisans MUST maintain high standards of expertise in their craft and quality of good work done. Many U.S. states and Canada offer quality refresher improvement courses for Artisans, in whatever field the Artisan may belong. Courses offers vary by provider institutions , and may require classroom attendance or practical sessions. We advise our Artisans that from time to time, these refresher courses could be beneficial towards the constant growth of an Artisans skill level in their field.
Contact your iDitch help email for referral to an institution in your state that may be of assistance.

CONTACT>>> Referralhelp@iDitch.com

LOW STAR EXPERIENCE, AND iDitch TIER RATINGS

When Your Artisan account is not opened and left dormant, without use.
Periodically, the iDitch systems scans through accounts that are dormant, or with single or low star rating and review, and/or low tier placements. We deactivate these accounts that have been in such states for more than 30
consecutive days.
We at iDitch expect the best from our Artisans. We have provided the platform, and some tools to enable Artisans reach their performance peak.
If you want to learn more about providing customers with a 5 Star experience or have been notified that recent low ratings or inactivity puts your iDitch account at risk, you can voluntarily sign up for an expertise and quality improvement course from the iDitch courses here.

CONTACT>>> Courses@iDitch.com

DEACTIVATE REGISTERED ACCOUNTS

If you have been deactivated for a low overall rating, for 30 days plus consecutive inactivity, and below average tier ratings, you would be suspended for 30 days, your account may be eligible for reactivation upon successful completion of expertise and quality improvement courses, which takes only 7 days to accomplish.
Please check out the link below for information on the two expertise and quality improvement courses available on our platform for Artisans residing in the United States of America and Canada. These courses are named
A) The 5 Star Project and
B) Master your trade
Upon successful completion of these courses, You may now reapply to become a registered Artisan or Client on the iDitch platform.
An Artisan or Client may only be reactivated 3 times, by the 4th request for reactivation, the account would be totally blocked from our system.

To reactivate go to

CONTACT>>> reactivation@iDitch.com

i Ditch Safety Guidelines For User Members

i Ditch Safety Guidelines For User Members.

It is important to note a number of safety guidelines put together by iDitch that all practitioners should be following:

• The Gig location where any service is being offered should be clean, in good repair and free from dangerous conditions or hazards.
• Sufficient space with good lighting should be provided to ensure the safety and health of the consumer.
• Hot and cold running water, toilet facilities, and covered containers for paper and waste should be provided.
• State and Province regulations require that a Gig locations settings follow infection control procedures that protect the Artisan and the client. Hand washing is required of all nail care clients, with sanitary cloves used by all ARTISANS, when performing a Gig.
• Tables and work beds used for specialty services should be sanitized/cleaned when performing a Gig for a client.
• All implements that may abrade or clip superficial skin should be immersed in an EPA approved disinfectant for at least 10 minutes and disinfected after each use.
• Porous manicuring and waxing implements such as emery boards, block buffers and waxing sticks and other implements that cannot be disinfected should not be used for more than one person.
• Gloves should be worn by Artisans performing waxing or extractions at all times
• Disposable supplies such as cotton, sponge applicators and paper products should
never be used for more than one person.
• Disposable towels and paper table coverings should only be used as a single-use item.
• Other tools used to provide services should be cleaned, then disinfected after each client, using an EPA-approved disinfectant. These tools include but are not limited to scissors, razors, clippers, combs, brushes, capes and bowls.
The iDitch Client should be able to observe the Artisan performing these duties before specialty services is performed. Your Artisan may meet these requirements by providing a kit for each client and/or disposing of single-use items after each client.

For clients Remain Safe

Remain Safe while Serviced by iDitch Artisans.
CLIENTS ONLY

For the safety of iDitch customers, we do an extensive vetting of all iDitch Service Artisans, while our app is built with utmost safety of both our clients and artisans in mind. There are few procedures a client should follow to ensure their safety.
A) Make Plans ahead. Before you click on the iDitch app, even though gigs could be impromptu sometimes, make sure that your gig location [indoor/outdoor] is secure and well lit, if the gig would be at night, request service Artisan to enter location through a well lit area. For night services, have another adult present.
B) When Requesting iDitch Service Artisan, Avoid unnecessary at location banter. Make sure the understanding reached at the time gig was activated, is adhered to and fulfilled. iDitch Service Artisan is on the clock. Keep that in mind.
C) Ensure that gig location, and work area is clean, in readiness of the iDitch service Artisan.
D) Protect your personal belongings and information. Do not share your personal information with the iDitch Service Artisan.
Remove your valuable personal belongings to a safe area, before arrival of iDitch Artisan.
E) Make sure that all service tools used by iDitch Service artisans are sterilized or out of the pack new.
F) Click “Share Status” ETC button (Estimated time to COMPLETE) to share the estimated time to complete detail with friends and family. The information would show the Service artisans estimated time to complete the gig, the artisans picture, and name.
G) Be polite and courteous with iDitch Service Artisan. Respect, civility and kindness goes a long way to make a successful gig.
H) Trust your instincts and use your best judgement when you have an iDitch service Artisan in your abode. Follow your intuition, If you feel you are in danger, press the panic button on your app, and the police would be at your location in no time. Or call the police with your phone.

For Artisans: Remain Safe

Remain Safe while Servicing iDitch Client.
ARTISANS ONLY

For the safety of iDitch artisans, we do vet all iDitch Customers, while our app is built with utmost safety of both our artisans and customers in mind. There are few procedures an artisan should follow to ensure
their safety.
A Request Client to Make sure that your gig location [indoor/outdoor] is secure and well lit, if the gig would be at night, request Client to keep an eye out for you, enter location through a well lit area. For night services, we suggest you bring another adult present, waiting in the vicinity for you.
B When Service is requested and gig activated, Avoid unnecessary at location banter. Make sure the understanding reached at the time gig was activated is adhered to and fulfilled. The Customer is always right. Keep in mind.
C Ensure that all equipments and tools needed for a successful gig are ready to go, and that all service tools used by iDitch Service artisans are sterilized or out of the pack new.
D Protect your personal belongings and information. Do not share your personal information with the iDitch Client.
E Click “Share Status” ETC button (Estimated time to COMPLETE) to share the estimated time to complete detail with friends and family. The information would show the estimated time to complete the gig, the clientʼs address, image of the client on his/her profile page and username.
G Be polite and courteous with iDitch Client. Respect, civility and kindness goes a long way to make a successful gig.
H Be vigilant, as you are in uncharted territory, use your senses, make sure that your surroundings are safe for you to perform gig, never compromise, if for one second, you feel unsafe, inform Client that you intend departing the location.
I Keep your phone close, to press on the panic button, when needed, tap on the iDitch panic button, assistance would be on itʼs way immediately.

Everything You Need to Know

Everything You Need to Know about Booth Rental as an Artisan Compared to the iDitch Model.

According to Professional Consultants and Resources, a strategic consulting company and salon industry data source in the U.S., the booth rental and chain salon business model in the United States of America and Canada continues to consistently beat out independent salons in terms of market share, with booth rental salon stylists now constituting a major “large chunk of the market.”
The time we at iDitch Technologies INC. believe is ripe for a change in the beauty and men’s grooming industry from the usual way of doing business, to a more fluid, seamless, cost saving system that puts more money in the pockets of the Artisan in this technology age, than for the beauty shop owner, who indirectly still has some control over the Artisan in some way or the other.
Since the odds are that your cosmetology career, at some point, will include working in the booth rental business model, it is important to understand the booth rental concept as compared with the iDitch compensation model and what it means to you and your business as an independent contractor.
Booth rental means you own your own business, right… somewhat. You are your own boss, maybe….you are, or really maybe not, which means there is no one looking over your shoulder, not constantly, to an extent telling you how to run your business or treat your clients, (this is debatable). Although this may sound appealing, bear in mind that this type of business model is only successful for you if your salon owner is considerate enough not to charge you an arm and a leg as weekly booth fees.
In New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Toronto, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Sacramento, San Francisco, London, Tokyo, and most major cities here in the United States,Canada, and even all over the world, Salon owners charge more than 50 percent of an Artisans weekly take home income as salon booth or chair fees, in some cases even up to 60 percent of their weekly earnings is allotted to pay for booth fees. An Artisan cannot be successful
with this archaic system in place that favors just the salon or beauty shop owner.

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This is the right way for Artisans to maximize their earnings potential with minimal to non existent overhead fees, with 90 percent of an Artisans earnings deposited in the Artisans coffers after a gig is concluded for the first 3 months. (The % may increase or decrease after 3 months, depending on the Artisans tier ratings placement).
Inclusive incentive of using the iDitch portal are major referral earning opportunities, where user Members makes money by referring people to download, register and use the iDitch App, with potentials to accrue income that is second to none.
Artisans are introduced to technologically inventive process and the most effective way to drive their business on our platform.
Your business and success is paramount to us at iDitch, because your success is inevitably our success too.
Here’s what you will want to know comparing the same old booth way to the iDitch Artisan compensation model, you need not pay any out of pocket money, to pay for a booth. You are TRULY your own boss. In everything you do regarding your cosmetology, grooming, manicure or pedicure careers, you run the show. You set your hours, you keep 90 percent of your earnings, made by you while getting Gigs on our platform.

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Understanding the Booth Rental Business Model for Cosmetologists Compared to the iDitch System.
To understand the booth rental business model, it is important to understand that all cosmetologists work under one of two broad classifications:
• Payroll employee
• Non-payroll independent contractor
In other words, the salon you work for will either hire you as an employee (W-2 employee), which means you will work under the direct supervision of a salon owner/manager, or you will work as a self-employed hairstylist, renting a work station (often called a booth or a chair) in a salon.
The booth rental business model allows you to remain an independent stylist somewhat, with the owner or manager of the salon acting as your landlord. The booth rental business model is not suited for everyone; however, for many cosmetologists, this type of format could result in a great deal of professional and financial success, provided it is properly executed and operated.
In contrast, the iDitch business model supports specialty and financial growth, while giving you that much needed personal “YOU” time, for you to delve into any other things that you have always wanted to accomplish in your life.

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How Salon Booth Rental Works

Salon chair rental is a fairly simple premise: a licensed cosmetologist (or barber, nail technician, or esthetician) rents a space in a salon. In exchange, the salon owner provides a work space and amenities for the cosmetologist to use. In essence, the salon booth rental model results in businesses within a business.
If you choose this type of model to grow your cosmetology business, you will be responsible for:
• Promoting your services
• Building your clientele
• Providing your own products
• Handling your own accounting and tax obligations
In other words, to make this type of business arrangement a success, you must be both a good stylist and a good
businessperson. You must be willing to handle administrative responsibilities in addition to focusing on your craft.

How the iDitch Artisan Business User Member System Works.

This is how the iDitch system beats the Salon chair rental system. Firstly, iDitch is a technology company, we built an on-demand patented confirmation user interface community platform that works seamlessly with and for “YOU”, the Artisan in mind. The functionalities of our App based system is such that it enables and

A) Assist you in business services promotions
B) Clientele building resources
C) Assist in accounting on all Gigs done on our platform
D) All Tax obligations for all Gigs done on the iDitch platform.

You take care of the professional specialty services you render to your esteemed clients, and we assist you with the administrative parts of your business, with our breakthrough technologies in our iDitch App.

From the moment you register on the iDitch platform, you would be ushered into a community that prides itself with excellence in the beauty and men’s grooming market worldwide.
The iDitch App is not only built to be country specific, but it is also regionally specific. We cater to your specialty services to the core of your wants and needs. We are your bespoke Beautification and men’s grooming specialty services provider that is at your service, effortlessly at the tip of your fingers.
The Artisan chats and works hand in hand in real time with the client, on the iDitch platform to first understand what exactly it is the Clients Beautification or men’s grooming needs are, secondly, the two parties chat in very precise details to know the needs and wants of the client.
Once all exhaustive pointers have been discussed regarding the Gig, the Artisan and Client now have to reach a consensus regarding the pricing for the gig.
The two parties have to concur to the pricing agreement (price of the Gig).
Once this is done, the gig now becomes activated.
The Artisan now proceeds to arrive at a destination chosen by the Client and at a time appointed by the Client.

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Benefits and Drawbacks of Salon Booth Rental
From a stylist’s perspective, chair rental can have both its advantages and drawbacks. For most stylists, choosing this type of model for their cosmetology career means plenty of independence. As independent contractors, they are able to:
• Set their own schedule
• Manage their own business
• After the booth rental fee, keep all of their earnings
• Use their favorite product line
However, there are a number of negative aspects of salon booth
rental, as well. Independent stylists must be prepared to:
• Maintain their own books, including filing and paying
quarterly income taxes
• Pay for advertising and market themselves to attract new
business
• Earn less money while they build their client base
• Deal with increasing booth rental fees
• Purchase their own equipment and supplies
• Pay for their own health insurance and receive no benefits (no vacation time, retirement plan, etc.)
AGAIN, In contrast, with the iDitch Artisans work model, Our Artisans can also

A) Set their own schedule
B) Manage their own business with iDitch tech. Assistance
C) Keep 90% of their earnings unlike booth fees which runs into 60% of weekly earnings in some cities in the world.
D) Use whatever products the Client specifies that the Artisans should use.
E) iDitch maintains your schedules , and books for you, we send you your tax documents for you to file your taxes.
F) You may use our platform to advertise and market your services, at no cost to you.
G) You do not need to pay for advertising or marketing on the iDitch platform. Actually, on our Events link, the Artisan can make money by organizing workshops, where they get substantial financial rewards.
H) After 3 months of being registered on the iDitch platform, the Artisan gets evaluated by Clients and the iDitch evaluation team, upon evaluation, an Artisan may start making less money, if their rating is lower or the Artisan may begging to make more money with a top tier rating.
This here is very unique with the iDitch platform.
I) With iDitch our fees never increase except for instances where the Artisans review and ratings are dismal.
J) Since the Artisan is an independent contractor, he/she must purchase their very own health insurance, which is a
norm for all independent contractors.
K) So we believe with all these stated facts, iDitch is a preferred choice in comparisons.
Keep in mind that not all states permit the booth rental business model, including Pennsylvania, Michigan, Colorado, New York, Virginia, and New Jersey, among others.

Choosing a Salon

Choosing a salon is an important decision for a booth renter. First (and arguably most importantly), you must consider the location of the salon. You may choose a salon based on where you live, but is it really the best location for business? The salon you choose must be easily accessible for your clients and, ideally, highly visible. It must also be clean, updated, and filled with other renters with the same high professional standards and performance. The
last thing you want to do is set up shop in a salon that is known for its poor-quality stylists.

Negotiating a Contract or Just Downloading, Registering and Using the iDitch App

A salon booth rental arrangement must include a contract between the cosmetologist and the salon owner. With iDitch, an Artisan downloads the app, fills in the necessary information up, we put the application through a rigorous vetting process, once the Artisan is approved, he/she becomes an iDitch User Member.
A basic contract should include:
• The lease rate
• The length of the contract
• Language regarding cancellation of the contract
• What you are entitled to in exchange for your chair rental Some of the amenities you can expect to receive in this type of arrangement (and should therefore be part of the contract)
include:
• Use of a station
• Use of electricity, water, and credit card machine
• Use of the shampoo area, towels, hair dryers, and other salon equipment
• Use of the reception area
In this type of arrangement, you may also be allowed to add other amenities to your monthly lease rate, such as use of a receptionist or use of the salon phone.
A booth rental will also include the obligations of the salon owner, such as:
• Paying the taxes on the salon
• Protecting the salon property from damage
• Indemnifying the salon from losses resulting from your actions or omissions that harm a third party With iDitch, none of these applies.

Marketing Your Services with iDitch

One of the most important aspects of working on the iDitch platform is the marketing aspect of it, you can market yourself in any which way you so desire. Your iDitch profile page is linked to four different social media networks, namely, Facebook, Instagram, pinterest and twitter. You can use these social media networks to attract new clientele to your iDitch user account page.
There is a plethora of ways to market yourself and your business on the iDitch platform, such as iDitch using your images and profile to attract clients to the platform and to you on other social media networks like on google search engines, other websites and other affluent social media platforms. Your user profile page on our platform should feature your training, experience, list of client services, and before-and-after client pictures. In addition to your personal social media presence advertising your specialty skills and experiences, you must have ways to drive traffic, which often includes incentives for prospective clients, and teaming up with other Artisans to have events where the artisans can make additional income.

Protecting Yourself and Your Business

As an independent contractor, you must protect yourself and your business by carrying personal liability, disability insurance, and health insurance. You must also protect yourself by keeping good records and paying all necessary taxes. Many Artisans use accounting or financial software programs (like Intuit or QuickBooks) that keep expenses, taxes, and income organized and readily accessible for tax purposes. Keep in mind that as an independent ontractor or Artisan on the iDitch platform, you can deduct business-related expenses, such as the purchase of equipment and supplies, so it is important to establish and maintain a concise system of bookkeeping.
Pay close attention to your client, making sure that your client is satisfied and content beyond compare with your quality of work.
For example, performing services that your client needs to be improved upon, you gladly accept the gesture and improve on whatever it is that your client needs improvement upon pending his/her approval.

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iDitch Community Event

iDitch Community Event

Terms And Conditions
The following terms and conditions (these “Terms of Service”), govern the successful hosting of an iDitch Community Event (the “iDitch Event”).
Once you have submitted your Event Submission Form, The iDitch Community Hosting Team will vet such submission. Should you be approved to host an Event you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. Please read the Terms of Service carefully before you agree to host your iDitch Event. By submitting the Event Submission Form and/or by clicking to accept or agree to the iDitch Events Terms of Service when this option is made available to you, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Service. If you do not want to agree to these
Terms of Service, you must not submit the Event Submission Form or host an iDitch Community Event.
iDitch Host Responsibilities Once you are approved as a host of an Event, you are responsible for the
following:
Venue and Details:
▪ Venue: you should find a venue in your city to accommodate to the date/size/type of event. You should also make sure the venue is covered by appropriate insurance. You must provide evidence of insurance in advance. The iDitch Event Team must approve the venue in advance;
▪ Type of event (workshop,Beauty Bash, Shinding, Rendezvous, Men Grooming Affair, Fete, Other);
▪ Date and time of Event; and
▪ Size (number of attendees you’d like to host).
Invites:
▪ You should write the copy of invite for The iDitch Team to create and send to prospective attendees. You may also send the invite to your network; and
▪ The iDitch Team would monitor the Eventbrite RSVPs.
▪ You are solely responsible for the promotions of the Event. iDitch shall not be responsible to provide you with
Food/Drinks/Any other Beverages.
▪ You should make arrangements for the order of food/drinks, if not part of the venue package.
Swag
▪ iDitch would ship you swag items for the event based on the number
of expected attendees. Swag items are iDitch trademarked products
which would have been pre-ordered by you, from…
iDitch.spreadshirt.com
Photos
▪ You should take pictures and/or video on the day of Event.
▪ High Quality preferred. Videos and pictures can be uploaded o https://www.facebook.com/iDitchProfessionalTips/
Payments
The Artisan User Member and/or Client User Member have decided to organize an iDitch Event for exposure of their services on the iDitch platform and for monetary gains. Events are good avenues for exposure for the Artisan, and a good way for iDitch clients to meet up with other like minded clients.

All host responsibilities are of the user member.

Tickets
Tickets to an event could be advertised and sold on the user members profile page. Advertising for the event could also be done on the user Members profile page, on the community page and on the market place.
All tickets sold for an event would be regarded as gigs. (refer to gigs compensation link) . All sales generated by the user member from the gig on our platforms shall be levied with the iDitch fees.
User Members are permitted to sell tickets for their events at the entrance venues, or on the user members social media linked accounts.
iDitch Technologies Inc, and it’s designated affiliates are the only entities that may print and provide hard-copy tickets for events.
Party Relationship
These Terms and Conditions do not create an employer-employee relationship between the parties, nor any agency, joint venture or partnership. Neither Party shall have any authority to act for or to bind the other Party in any way. Each Party shall be an independent contractor event only.
Indemnification
You shall be fully liable to the Event, shall indemnify and hold iDitch, iDitch.com, the iDitch App and its affiliates harmless against any and all claims, demands, damages, liabilities and costs which directly or indirectly result from, or arise in connection with, any negligent act or omission of the host user member, pertaining to your activities and obligations hereunder.
Termination
iDitch may terminate this agreement at any time and is under no obligation to host additional events from you.

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Hair salons were closed for the night, it was 11.05pm, she was beginning to feel restless, when she checked her phone just to browse through, hopping on all her social media profiles, on her social media accounts….
There,… Alas,.. she stumbled on an advertisement of the iDitch App,.. it was like an answer from above that fell right on her lap… she downloaded the iDitch App, installed it,…
And here she was dancing the night away, our iDitch Artisans came to her rescue, at the very moment she needed some Beautification Care…

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COSMETOLOGY AND INFECTION CONTROL…

What You Need to Know

As a cosmetologist, infection control can never be far from your mind, as the responsibility for protecting yourself and your clients from a host of harmful, pathogenic bacteria rests on your shoulders.

Sure, it’s not the most pleasant topic covered during your cosmetology education testing, but it is critically important. After all, your health, the health of your clients, and the success of your future cosmetology career
depend on it.
Here’s what you—and every cosmetologist—need to know about infection control in an environment used by a cosmetologist;
INFECTION CONTROL 101
We all understand the need for a medical or dental office to maintain sterile equipment and supplies, yet many of us are unaware that cosmetologists must also meet the same standards. A clean and sanitary environment, and
disinfected tools not only safeguards you and your clients but also ensures compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. We vigorously recommend all iDitch Artisans to adhere to this regulation.

Infectious materials transferred from one person to another can result in skin infections and blood poisoning, and so can unsanitary implements, likes combs, nail files, and shears. This is because implements act as a vehicle, allowing pathogenic organisms, like microbes and germs, to be transmitted between people. Although much of the bacteria found on surfaces are benign, there are a number of organisms that have the potential to wreak havoc on unsuspecting victims:
Staphylococci: Presence in skin abscesses, pustules, and boils
Streptococci: Found in blood poisoning
Diplococci: Cause pneumonia
Gonococci: Cause gonorrhea
Meningococci: Cause meningitis
Bacilli: Produce such diseases as tetanus, influenza, diphtheria, typhoid, and tuberculosis.
These types of bacteria can—and do—easily enter the body a number of ways: through the mouth by food, liquids or items placed in the mouth; through the nose and mouth when breathing; through the eyes by dirty hands or items like unclean contact lenses; and through breaks or wounds in the skin.

COSMETOLOGY AND INFECTION CONTROL:

What cosmetologist Need to Know

Chemical agents like liquid disinfectants remain the most common (and arguably the most practical) method of infection control in salons. Antiseptic solutions may be used in many instances, but they are not as strong as disinfectant solutions. Antiseptics are often chosen over disinfectants when used on the skin.

Common antiseptics used in a salon environment include:

Alcohol: 50 to 60 percent solution when used on the skin Tincture of iodine: 2 percent serves as a good skin antiseptic Hydrogen peroxide: 3 to 5 percent solution used for minor wounds.

Disinfectants are much stronger; therefore, they are used to destroy bacteria and prevent their multiplication. Many salons use germicides—chemical agents designed to kill bacteria.
Because of the strength of germicides, it is advised not to use these agents when placed on the skin. The most commonly used germicides in salon environments come with brand names like Barbicide, Lucas-Cide, and MarV-Cide.
Disinfecting combs and brushes usually requires them to be submerged in a soapy water solution, 10 percent of which would be formalin, ammonia or another approved disinfectant. Brushes and combs must be immersed for
about 20 minutes and then rinsed with water. Metallic implements, such as shears, can be cleaned using a wet disinfectant (25 percent formalin or other type of disinfectant).
Ammonium compounds are also effective disinfectants, with a 1:1000 parts solution commonly used to disinfect implements. Most immersion times range between 2 and 5 minutes, depending on the strength of the solution.
All EPA-registered liquid disinfectants (Learn more about EPA-registered disinfectants):
Must have the words “bacterial, fungicidal, and virucidal” on the label
Must be mixed, used, stored, and disposed of according to manufacturer’s
label instructions
Must be prepared fresh every day and replaced immediately when the
solution becomes visibly contaminated
Are ineffective when proper cleaning is not performed before use
Require complete immersion of the tool for at least 10 minutes
Other appropriate salon disinfectants include:
10 percent bleach solution (1 part bleach to 9 parts water)
Isopropyl alcohol – 70-90 percent solution
Ethyl alcohol – 70-90 percent solution
Infection Control Protocols and Your State’s Administrative Code
Your state regulatory agencies, such as the Board of Cosmetology and
Board of Health, and federal agencies, such as OSHA and the EPA, protect the public’s health within a salon setting through the implementation of specific laws and regulations. Further, you may be subject to additional regulations regarding infection control protocols through your local jurisdiction. You must be familiar with these regulations at all times.
For example, according to the Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology, salons in Tennessee must have at least one wet disinfectant, one ultraviolet sanitizer, and one dry disinfectant with a fumigant or sanitary compartment.
Therefore, Tennessee cosmetologists must be trained to use all three of these infection control methods.
Similarly, in Washington State, cosmetologists are required to clean and disinfect all tools and implements after each client. Approved methods of infection control include complete immersion or spray with an EPAregistered
disinfectant solution; a steam sterilizer registered and listed with the FDA; or a dry heat sterilizer, registered and listed with the FDA. Further,
cosmetologists must keep all cleaned and disinfected tools and implements in a closed container or UV sterilizer.
Cosmetology programs include in-depth training in sanitation, disinfection and infection control. Your state regulatory agency will test your knowledge of infection control procedures through a written and/or practical
examination. You may also be required to take and pass a state jurisprudence examination related to specific state laws and regulations.
For example, cosmetology graduates in Florida are required to take and pass a two-part examination consisting of a written theory examination and written clinical examination. The written theory examination includes a
section on general safety and sanitation procedures that accounts for 34 percent of the exam content.
Likewise, the California National Cosmetology Written Examination and the National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology written examination (used in 29 states) tests a candidate’s knowledge of:
Infection control
Bacteria/viruses/parasites
Sanitation
Disinfection
Sterilization
Federal regulations (OSHA guidelines, EPA, FDA, Universal Precautions)
Many states also require cosmetologists to complete continuing education related to infection control as a condition of license renewal. For example, in Texas, cosmetologists must complete at least four hours of continuing education during each licensure cycle, one hour of which must be in a topic related to infection control.

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What is Electrolysis Hair Removal

What is Electrolysis Hair Removal?

Electrolysis remains the only method of permanent hair removal approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), making it a popular—and often profitable—offering at spas and salons.
At iDitch, we bring your favorite spa to you, our Artisans are trained to provide spa quality specialty services to you at the convenience of your home and at a time appointed by you.
Although personal care professionals may focus their careers solely on electrolysis, many times estheticians and cosmetologists seek an electrologist license in addition to other professional licenses as a way to broaden their professional expertise and secure new clients.

Electrolysis: The Only Proven Method for Permanent Hair Removal

Heredity, hormones, and metabolic disorders may contribute to excess facial and body hair on men and women. Although there are countless methods for removing unwanted hair, electrolysis is the only recognized and government-approved method for permanent hair removal.
Electrolysis involves inserting a fine, sterile probe into the natural opening of the hair follicle. The probe sends a small, electric current to the area, thus destroying the follicle’s ability to regenerate and grow.
To safely perform electrolysis (and earn state licensure, in many states), aspiring iDitch electrologists must complete a course of study in electrology, which involves, among other things, learning about the three modalities of electrolysis – galvanic (chemical process), thermolysis (short-wave heat process), and a blended modality of the two. Depending on a client’s needs, electrologists may use chemical energy, heat energy, or both.

Electrolysis Hair Removal Training Program Options

Individuals interested in becoming an electrologist must meet state licensing requirements governing the practice of electrolysis hair removal in the state in which they plan to offer their services.
This starts by completing a training program or apprenticeship approved by their state board of cosmetology or other regulatory board.
Many schools that offer electrolysis training hold accreditation through a regional accrediting agency and/or one of the following:
• National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences
• Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
• Council on Occupational Education
States either approve all schools accredited by a particular accrediting agency or maintain a list of approved schools. Most boards maintain a list of approved schools of electrology on their website.
Although the curriculum of an electrolysis program often differs from one program to the next, the American Electrology Association recognizes that an electrolysis program must provide graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform their duties safely and reliably. The American Electrology Association states that all electrolysis schools should—at a minimum—prepare students with:
• Knowledge related to the specific tasks of electrology
• Knowledge, skills, and attitudes developed in clinical experiences
• Knowledge in interpersonal and communications skills
• Knowledge in areas regarding ethics, law, and business essential to the electrolysis professional

The curriculum of an electrolysis program often includes study in:

• Basic sciences (anatomy and physiology, histology, cytology, dermatology, basic biochemistry, etc.)
• Microbiology (disinfection, sterilization, personal hygiene, aseptic techniques, etc.)
• Immunology
• Basic principles of electricity
• Modalities of electrology
• Electrology techniques and variables
• Operation, care, and maintenance of electrolysis equipment
• Psychology (interpersonal skills, case history documentation, ergonomics, etc.)
• Professional electrologist considerations (ethical issues, legal issues, professional standards, etc.)

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THIS IS HOW iDitch WORKS

The iDitchApp® is the world’s largest Beautification and Men’s Grooming Marketplace App providing an on-demand, scheduled Appointment and Destination Beautification and men’s grooming Gigs Services . A Beautification and men’s grooming professional service offered on the iDitch platform is called a Gig®.
Gig prices are negotiated exclusively between Artisans and Clients. The iDitch App has no minimum or maximum price point on Gigs. Clients User Members have three ways of placing Gig orders on the iDitch App
platform…..

A)On-Demand Gigs
B)Schedule Appointment Gigs…….and
C)Destination Gigs

THE 3 DIFFERENT KINDS OF WAYS FOR iDitch CLIENT USER MEMBERS TO PLACE GIG
SERVICE ORDERS ON THE iDitch APP FOR CLIENT’S ACCOUNT IMAGES AT THE TOP OF THE HOME PAGE ARE CLICKABLE….EACH IMAGE CLICKED WOULD TAKE THE USER CLIENT MEMBER TO THE MARKETPLACE WHERE THAT PARTICULAR GIG IS OFFERED…
FOR AN EXAMPLE….WHEN A CLIENT USER MEMBER CLICKS ON AN IMAGE OF A WOMAN ON THE SCROLL THROUGH AT THE TOP OF THE HOME PAGE GETTING HER HAIR STYLED, WHEN CLICKED THE IMAGE TAKES THE USER CLIENT TO THE MARKETPLACE  WHERE ARTISANS WHO ARE VETTED AND PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED TO PROVIDE THAT PARTICULAR SERVICE WITHIN A 10 MILE RADIUS OF THE CLIENTS LOCATION ARE PROFILED AND SHOWCASED……
AND IT GOES THAT WAY WITH ALL THE OTHER IMAGES AT THE TOP OF THE HOME PAGE.. Client…..USER MEMBER ON THE HOME PAGE

To Do Gigs is highlighted…
On-Demand Gigs…
These Gig services can be Booked From 10 Mins. after the Gig is activated (present time) to 3 hours after the Gig is Activated…..On-Demand Gigs cannot be scheduled past 3 hours after activation
Schedule Appointment Gigs…
These Gigs are scheduled by the client to be performed by the Artisan From 3 hours after the Gig is activated to 30 Days after the activation of the Gigs…This Gig cannot be scheduled past 30 days after activation.
Destination Gigs…
Book Destination Gigs from 30 Days ahead to 180 Days prior to Service.
Here are all the iDitch Gig categories….
Gig Categories View All
Hair
Make-Up
Manicure/Pedicure
Face
Fun
Kids
Events
(Please put the image that I have labeled as image #1. right under the writings above) The Gig Categories are not placed in alphabetical order, but they are Placed in accordance to the cumulative ration of numbers of gigs a client request on the iDitch platform through their account.
When the Client User Member clicks on any of the Gig categories, It takes the user member client to the draw down list of Gigs on the Sub Categories.
From here onward, a Client is now at the iDitch App patented page where the client (who is depicted as a blue dot on the google map) can see in real time all Artisans that are within a 5 mile radius from the client’s present location.
Next, the Client May choose an Artisan from the numerous showcased array of Artisans who are specialized in the Gig that the Client had previously requested, and who are within a 5 mile radius from the Client.
Per adventure the Client wants to view Artisans from another location, our system may expand the scope of proximity of the Artisan from the client to a 10 mile radius.
(Note to Client:- The farther away an Artisan is from the client’s location, the more the pricing of a Gig may become)
When View All Gigs is clicked on, the scroll down opens up in the ALL CATEGORIES page …..When a Gig is chosen in the ALL CATEGORIES page, it opens up to the SubCategories page…
Click on a chosen Sub-Category and from here onward, the Client is now at the iDitch App patented page where the client (who is depicted as a blue dot on the google map) can see in real time all Artisans that are within a 5 mile radius from the client’s present location.
Here the Client May choose an Artisan from the numerous showcased array of Artisans who are specialized in the Gig that the Client had previously requested, and who are within a 5 mile radius from the Client.

 

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