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Laddie from Hairstyle Inn your Trusted Saskatoon Salons demos Loop and Lock Hair extensions

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   October 21, 2014 22:19

Hairstyle Inn Salons in Saskatoon is a family run business with 3 generations of artistic hair design. The design team members have trained thousands of stylists and they are regularly used by major manufacturers to showcase their color, cut and texture design techniques. Also, impressively, the artistic design teams work has been featured in movies, theatre, hair shows, commercials, fundraisers, TV & Awards.

Hairstyle Inn are your Trusted SASKATOON SALON EXPERTS



Enjoy this video of Laddie doing a demo of Loop and Lock Hair Extensions 







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Trusted Saskatoon team brags about Audio Warehouse your Trusted Saskatoon Audio Visual, home electronics and cell phone professionals

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   October 17, 2014 17:10

Crank up the volume! We are delighted to welcome our newest partner to the Trusted Saskatoon Directory Family ...  we welcome Audio Warehouse Saskatoon This 100% Saskatchewan owned and operated home electronics store is located the Saskatoon Alarm and Audio Visual Category on the Saskatoon Directory of excellence, and excellent they are!

For 50 years Audio Warehouse has been providing Saskatchewan residents with the best choice in entertainment products, at the best price. It all began when the original owner, Gord Hammond, introduced car audio into Canada, opening the Regina store. Yorkton and Saskatoon stores soon followed and now, Audio Warehouse is one of the most elite audio/video dealers in Saskatchewan. Eventually Brian Melby ( pictured below in the Regina store)  & Don Rae ( we couldn't find one picture of Don online -Cool) took over ownership of the stores...and they are still steering the ship to this day!

Don and Brian both worked for Mr. Hammond, learning the fundamentals of this ever changing electronic industry, to eventually become owners themselves! They were born and raised in this province, have strong roots and loyalty to Saskatchewan and their dollars earned stay in this province. They are the type of owners who care greatly for their customers, their staff, and our province. Their “customers come first” attitude that has kept Audio Warehouse in business for 50 years and encourages new customers to stop in and experience the “Audio Warehouse Difference”. They attribute their success to the people of Saskatchewan and the quality of their people, often stating “They have the best people in the business, period”.



So what do their customers say?  

Arlin from Saskatoon  said "Just had Audio Warehouse in Saskatoon install a new sound system in my SUV. They came up with something that sounds GREAT and was very reasonably priced. The service was friendly and professional. The installation was first rate ... they found a really creative way of hooking in my satellite radio (not easy in my particular vehicle). I was extremely happy. Highly recommended! This is far and away the best store in town for your home electronics needs as well. You won't pay any more than at the big box stores, but the advice, service, assistance and installation are head and shoulders above the competition. Brad Hamilton runs a great business. We have bought our cell phones & PDAs, audio components, TVs, Sony cameras etc etc at Audio Warehouse for almost 30 years and they consistently impress!!

Welcome Audio Warehouse Saskatoon ( and Regina ) to THE Trusted Directories across Saskatchewan. They are your Trusted Saskatoon Audio & Visual Professionals!  


Trusted team brag about SASKATOON SALSA your Trusted Saskatoon dance school for all ages.

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   October 16, 2014 19:26

We are ECSTATIC-O welcome our newest amigo to the Trusted Saskatoon Family ... Saskatoon Salsa is our newest banner advertiser on the Saskatoon Directory of excellencio, they are guaranteed to bring some 'cha cha cha ' and 'Cuban charisma'  to your World!! 

                              “ Cuban technique with a world of flavor ! ”

At Saskatoon Salsa, They offer affordable Saskatoon dance lessons for adults and children. The Saskatoon Salsa team are dedicated to providing their students with an energetic and inclusive atmosphere as they believe that learning to dance should be fun – not stressful!

The style they teach is primarily Cuban Salsa, but they offer a variety of classes such as Bachata, World Rhythms, and Yoga for Dancers! Their hope is that their students will be inspired by the music they hear, the moves they learn and we know their passion for dance is truly infectious!


The owner and artistic director Kimberly Parent BA,  has been dancing, performing, and teaching Salsa for over 11 years. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge of Cuban dance with her students, and most recently won the prestigious and fun ' Saskatoon Swingin' With The Stars ' dance competition/ fundraiser in Jan 2014 with her dance partner Troy Davies, and the rest of the 'team Salsa' instructors are equally fabulous and passionate about what they do!

Whether you want dance classes for your kids, yourself, you and your partner, your splurge or  stagette, or even your special event ...check out the Dance classes here ...Saskatoon Salsa is THE first and most Trusted choice..they even offer SPANISH CLASSES so you can immerse yourself in Salsa!  



Enough about what we have to say ..Lets here from some happy clients, and what they told us they LOVED about Saskatoon Salsa! 

"It's an absolutely wonderful dance class and diverse enough anyone , any age can go. Almost every week I am recommending them to my family and friends as its great exercise and lots of fun. I've been going for almost 10 years now and I give the entire experience and training a 10 out of 10" Katie Thorpe, Saskatoon.

"My kids have been going over the past 2 years, and are doing very well. They are very careful with the kids and the staff really seem to enjoy teaching them. I do love them and I give them a 10 out of 10 rating." Sandra Paul

"Kim the owner is great, she has a big heart and she is so flexible with her customers, There are people from the age of 3-50 that are learning to dance, it is such a great work out and with regards to Latin dancing, I give them 100% customer satisfaction" Dayna, Saskatoon.

" I contacted Saskatoon Salsa because I wanted my 7 year old twin girls to do an activity together that was fun. They love to dance around but aren't very good at listening / concentrating for long periods, and i was a bit wary of ballet and dance from the horror stories I had heard about time & money well as the attitude of some  'Dance Moms' . Their class is on a Wednesday for 45 mins 6.15-7pm , which is a PERFECT time for our family, and the girls just LOVE the class. The instructors make it so much fun and they are so excited to go each week! " Sara & Kim, Saskatoon


Kimberly the owner of Saskatoon Salsa is amazing at also organizing dancers and other entertainers for corporate and private special events in and around Saskatoon. This year the Abiding lines dancers were THE talking point of the Saskatoon Chamber's  ' Gatsby / 1920's'  themed SABEX AWARDS at Prarieland Park....thanks to Kimberly ! 

" I hired Kimberley for my 40th Birthday party which had a British 'Austin Powers' theme . I surprised my guests with 4 female dancers plus an Actor who played Austin Powers for some 'fun & fabulous 40's' entertainment...and they even worked with me a little before the event so I could learn some easy moves to add to the surprise by being pulled up then joining in ' Flash Mob'  style .Truly it was the highlight of my and everyone who attended's evening! Kimberly was a joy to work with and I highly recommend her services " Sara Wheelwright, Owner, S & E Trusted Online Directories Inc, Saskatoon.


For more information or to get your questions answered, please contact Kimberly Parent.

Studio Location: M3 420 Duchess Street Saskatoon - Phone: 306-241-6967 (leave a message)

Email: or like them on Facebook Here  

Saskatoon Salsa are your Trusted Saskatoon Dance School and Saskatoon live entertainment specialists





Metric Design your Trusted Saskatoon Interior Designers Part 3 of their 3 part main floor renovation - "The Reveal"

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   October 15, 2014 14:04

At Metric Design Centre their focus is to provide you with a simplified and less stressful solution when building, renovating or decorating. They offer you the ability to make all product selections and purchases in a single location with ease and confidence. Additionally, for people who wish to take advantage of the fantastic benefits of interior design, Metric Design is a Saskatoon design firm with a group of interior design savvy professionals that can design your entire renovation for you or just get you started on the right foot with floor plans. Their design conscious clients are constantly impressed by the effortless selection process while working on projects in an inspirational showroom. So whatever go, visit, relax, shop, and create your ultimate space

Metric Design are your Trusted Saskatoon Interior Design consultants!

Part 3 of the Global News series on a Metric main floor renovation - “The Reveal”:

Fabulous Neff Kitchen & a Metric main floor reno!  

Our Client came to us as they were looking for a high quality Neff kitchen. A home reno needed to be completed already as there was some damage to their 1970′s bi-level. Metric Design Centre was able to design and manage the entire renovation for them from start to finish.

We started started out with the addressing the current layout and how it really functioned in the home. Our analysis led us to understand that the current plan and space was not being used wisely and that the home could so much more potential enjoyment for the clients lifestyle. We opened up the kitchen on to the living room and expanded the kitchen into another hall area.

Check out these amazing before and afters of this modest home located in Lawson Heights, Saskatoon.


Check out their listing to hear what their clients had to say about them- in the Saskatoon Painter, Decorating and Design Category on the Saskatoon Directory of excellence!





Leipzig Serenity Retreat your Trusted Saskatoon drug & alcohol treatment center Fearing Our Feelings

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   October 7, 2014 11:27

If you or someone you know is in trouble with drugs or alcohol, find your answer at Leipzig Serenity Retreat – A Saskatchewan based, alcohol and drug treatment center. The Leipzig Serenity Retreat alcohol and drug treatment program offers a unique approach to recovery. Their five week program focuses on the 12 Steps of recovery and restoration of body, mind and spirit through meditation and emotional wellness classes in a family-like setting. With up to 22 rooms, they offer immediate treatment beds for crisis situations at much lower rates than most private facilities; they also offer assistance with intervention when needed.

If you are suffering or know of someone who needs help NOW, call them immediately.

Leipzig Serenity Retreat is a Trusted Saskatoon addictions expert and treatment center.

Here they share a tip on Fearing Our Feelings:

The Fourth Step—fearing our feelings

“We may fear that being in touch with our feelings will trigger an overwhelming chain reaction of pain and panic.”

A common complaint about the Fourth Step is that it makes us painfully conscious of our defects of character. We may be tempted to falter in our program of recovery. Through surrender and acceptance, we can find the resources we need to keep working the steps.

It’s not the awareness of our defects that causes the most agony—it’s the defects themselves. When we were using, all we felt was the drugs; we could ignore the suffering our defects were causing us. Now that the drugs are gone, we feel that pain. Refusing to acknowledge the source of our anguish doesn’t make it go away; denial protects the pain and makes it stronger. The Twelve Steps help us deal with the misery caused by our defects by dealing directly with the defects themselves.

If we hurt from the pain of our defects, we can remind ourselves of the nightmare of addiction, a nightmare from which we’ve now awakened. We can recall the hope for release the Second Step gave us. We can again turn our will and our lives over, through the Third Step, to the care of the God of our understanding. Our Higher Power cares for us by giving us the help we need to work the rest of the Twelve Steps. We don’t have to fear our feelings. Just for today, we can continue in our recovery.

Just for today: I won’t be afraid of my feelings. With the help of my Higher Power, I’ll continue in my recovery.


Read more stories and testaments on their listing on the Saskatoon Directory  

Leipzig Serenity Retreat is your Trusted Saskatoon drug and alcohol treatment center 

Part 2 -Trusted Saskatoon community steps up to help a local Saskatoon woman after her contractor nightmare.

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   October 7, 2014 07:29

The Trusted team work for the public, we do that by finding great local businesses, verifying they are as good as we have heard, and contracting them to uphold the 5 Trusted Guarantees. These businesses are the best and when they found out about Janice, a hard working single Mum in Saskatoon who had been ripped off from a local contractor and left living in a building site with her 10 tears old daughter ...they STEPPED UP !

Here is Janices's Story Part 2 ...including the first video of the property so you can see for yourself whats she' dealing with. ( here is a link to Part 1 so you can read the full story



After the initial meeting with Janice last week, the next step was to get a Trusted Contractor in to look at Janices's house.
Dave Andercheck from JABA Construction, is a well recognized business leader and expert in construction , he and his team met with Janice so he could look over Janice's bomb site of a home, he was shocked at the mess and terrible workmanship.  He is now compiling a report so he can lay out just what needs to be done, and from there we can start planning the rebuild, and what we need in regards help & materials from the amazing 23 Trusted Saskatoon partners and 2 Trusted Regina Partners listed below!


Cheetham's Pharmacy your Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy tip on what's best for a cough

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   October 1, 2014 15:51

Since 1994, Cheetham's Pharmacy has served their customers in Saskatoon and area, offering professionaladvice and exceptional service. Theyhave the education, knowledge, experience and skills to offer a wide variety ofhealth care services with a focus on offering exceptional service that goes above and beyond when it comes to their customer’s health and needs.

They are located directly across from City Hospital, centrally located for fast delivery to all parts of the city.

Cheetham’s Pharmacy is your Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy

Here they share their first tip on why Pharmasists need to ask many questions:  

"What's the best thing for a cough?" 

"What have you got for a back ache?  I've tried everything and nothing works."

"I got bitten by something and now I have this huge welt.  Do you think I should see the doctor?"

"What have you got to treat a cold sore?"

As a pharmacist, I've been asked these questions many times.  The answer to all of these questions is....tell me more.  Often the "best" treatment can only be decided on after more questions have been asked.

There are so many products available in the pharmacy these days.  How do you decide if you should buy the "all-in-one" or the "cold and flu" or the "cold and sinus"?  I start by asking, "What are your symptoms?”. People may ask for something for their cough because it's their biggest complaint, but they may also be experiencing a stuffy, runny nose, or a fever, or other symptoms.  If it is just a cough and there are no other symptoms, I have more questions.  I may ask the person if they take any medications for high blood pressure.  This is because there are some prescription medications for high blood pressure that can also cause a dry cough as a side effect.  Or, I may ask them if they are asthmatic.  Before asthmatics become wheezy, they may experience a cough as their first sign of lung inflammation.  If the cough is due to asthma, the patient may be better to restart their asthma inhalers than to buy a syrup from the pharmacy.

After a few questions, we may learn that it is just a lingering cough from a never-ending cold. Then probably a syrup with dextromethorphan (DM) would be the best choice.  Once we both know what medication is needed, then the patient can decide on flavors and best price options.

Asking your pharmacist for advice about minor ailments isn't limited to just the over the counter store shelves anymore.  Pharmacists in Saskatchewan can now write for prescription medications for some health problems.

Returning to our second complaint, what can you do if you have a back ache or other muscle pain and what you have taken for it hasn't worked?  As your pharmacist, I would again ask some questions first. “How long have you had the pain?"  Pain that has lasted for more than 7 days should be examined and diagnosed by a physician.  I would also ask, "What do you think has caused the pain?”  If you aren't sure why you have the pain that would be another reason I would want you to see your doctor before trying anything else.

If you were out for your first bike ride of the season and know that your back hurts from being a little out of shape, then we could consider some prescription pain medication options.  After more questioning about allergies and medical conditions, I would prescribe a week of anti-inflammatory medications if appropriate.  And of course, Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation (R.I.C.E.) treatment is always the first aider’s recommendation with any muscle injury. 

Muscle strains, bug bites, and cold sores are three of the minor ailments pharmacists can now prescribe for.  We can also help you with allergic rhinitis (hay fever), acid reflux, canker sores, hemorrhoids, eczema, and more.

Expect a follow up phone call from your pharmacist if they have prescribed a treatment for you.  We want to know if you are feeling better and if the medication has worked.  If it hasn't, we may advise you to make an appointment with your physician.  If it worked great, we want to know that too!

Your pharmacist is always available to answer your questions.  But before we can help, we may have a few questions of our own.


Cheetham's Pharmacy are your Trusted Saskatoon pharmacy 

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Made In The Shade Blinds your Trusted Saskatoon Blinds & Window Coverings Expert tip on Custom Drapery

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   October 1, 2014 13:36
Made in the Shade Blinds Saskatoon wants to help you get your windows on the Best Dressed list! They offer free in-home consultations, where they bring the showroom to you. Not only is this more convenient for you, it allows you to see a variety of choices for your home, surrounded by your colors and furnishings, in your home’s own natural light. Made In The Shade Saskatoon are your Trusted Saskatoon Blinds and Window Coverings Experts! 


Why Choose Custom Drapery?

Choosing to go the route of customizing draperies and curtains for your home can sometime be a tough pill to swallow, but only when it comes to the price. So what is the benefit of paying for custom versus buying ready made? It’s all in the details, details, details.

Window dressing is a lot like choosing articles of clothing. If your clothes are not the right fit or made from poor quality material, the finished look won’t be flattering. And like clothing, there are cheap, trendy throwaway options and classic designer draperies that will be worth handing down – or getting altered over time.

The major differences between buying ready-made curtains for under $100 and ordering custom draperies start with size. Prefab curtains are a one-size-fits-all application. Width and length are standardized and will therefore force you to mold your window to the drape rather than the other way around. A window that deserves to have a rod hung well above it’s frame will suffer if that drapery treatment can only be hung from one standard height. Where a treatment could be made to give a window or room height and drama now faces the overall feel of being skimpy.

Lining and fullness also add to the benefit of custom made draperies. The overall quality of a lining and outer fabric in a ready-made drape is often cheap resulting in a flat or lifeless look when hung. Custom drapes will look fuller and thicker simply based on a better lining and higher quality fabrics used. Fullness too plays a part. Custom drapes are going to be a lot fuller because they are constructed using a minimum of two and a half times fullness (across the window), so if your window is 100 inches you fabric is 250 inches or more creating proper full and luxurious looking pleats that drape well. Custom made drapery is especially important for closing drapes or wide window coverage because each width or panel is seamed together creating one solid panel that is “split” wherever desired. The pattern (if there is one) can be matched properly and seams are tucked away to the back of the pleat and panels then appear seamless!

Window dressings are the finishing touches on the space, so choose them carefully and with consideration to the application. We offer consultations with photos to discuss initial project scope and fabric selection. Professional check measures are completed before any work gets underway. Contact us today @ 306-280-0632 to inquire after your drapery needs or to answer any preliminary questions you may have.

Call us at 306-280-0632 for a free in-home consultation and quote – we can work with any budget! From one single window to a whole home or office building, we will work with you to get the window coverings you love! 


To schedule an appointment with Heather - the ' Shady -Lady' click here 

Reed Security Trusted Alarm and Security Expert video tip on VIDEOS catching thieves!

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   September 30, 2014 16:59

Reed Security believes when you become a client you will be entering into a relationship – one they want to grow and become long term...they work hard to meet all your Saskatoon Alarm & security needs from day one!

REED SECURITY are Trusted and they are recipients of 2 x 2012 SABEX AWARDS and a 2014 SABEX Award along with NSBA awards recognizing excellence in business.

Reed Security's video tip on a Punk breaking into a Reed Security Van:


Thieves target vehicles just as much as homes and businesses. This Reed Security video camera captures an intruder breaking into one of our own service vehicles in the middle of the night. No break in tools required - he simply tried every door on the building and every vehicle door until he found his opportunity. Burglars look for drills, tools, smartphones, iPads, iPods, laptops, digital cameras, GPS systems, sporting goods, brand name clothing, and loose change.

This video evidence has been provided to the Saskatoon Police Service and sent to several thousand Reed Security clients. $100 Reward if you recognize this person.



Find Reed Security online at or check out their listing here in the SASKATOON ALARM & SECURITY Category on THE Saskatoon directory of excellence. Virgil Reed and his team are YOUR Trusted SASKATOON ALARM & SECURITY experts right here in Saskatoon!




Trusted Saskatoon community steps up to help a local Saskatoon woman after her contractor nightmare Part 1

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   September 29, 2014 20:07

The Trusted team work for the public, we do that by finding great local businesses, verifying they are as good as we have heard, and contracting them to uphold the 5 Trusted Guarantees. These 5 Trusted guarantees are the cornerstone of our business and the businesses we partner with, and if something does go wrong we hold the businesses to their obligations....thats what the Trusted Saskatoon businesses sign up for. That's why we promote them and why we believe they are the best  businesses in the cities we serve. 



Janice's Story

Last week we heard about Janice, a single Mum in Saskatoon that has not been lucky enough to deal with a  ' Trustworthy' business, in fact she has dealt with the kind of company that we set Trusted Saskatoon up to protect people from....lets share the first part of the story. 

Janice is a lovely women who has been left in a house that was a home 5 months ago & now is a dangerous unfinished, building site. She is trying to keep on a brave face for her 10 year old daughter, but is sick with worry that the house won't survive the Winter cold that is on it's way,  and wondering every day how she is going to manage to get back on her feet .......why? All because of an unscrupulous Saskatoon contractor that has been her worst nightmare! 


We heard of her story last week though a friend of Sara's, the Trusted founder, and we were extremely moved by her plight, and wanted to do what we could to's a great thing we know an amazing group of local Saskatoon businesses, who are invested in their community and who truly set the standard for integrity in the Saskatoon Business community!


We sent out an email at 9pm that night, we had some responses back within the hour and by the end of the week we have already had 24 of the wonderful Trusted Saskatoon directory partners offer Janice their help...and 2 Trusted Regina partners!  


Sara went to surprise Janice tonight, who knew nothing of this until was extremely emotional, Janice was completely gob smacked when Sara knocked on her door and told her why she was there. Once the first round of tears were dried, and she realized Sara was above board, she showed her round the house and Sara couldn't believe the state this contractor has left her in. We shared the news about the wonderful Trusted Saskatoon companies that had already stepped up to help her, and she was happy to allow us to document this journey by blog and video, so she could prevent other people from having the same thing happen to this is Part 1 of THE HOUSE THAT TRUSTED SASKATOON REBUILT!   

So whats Next ?
Dave Andercheck from JABA Construction, a well recognized business leader and expert in the construction industry is going to cast his professional eye over Janice's bomb site of a home, and he will then be able to assess just what needs to be done, and from there we can start planning the rebuild, and what we need in regards help & materials from these amazing Trusted Saskatoon companies.
 We will leave you with Sara's comments as the last words of Part 1
" Saskatoon has been amazing to me and my family, and I believe it's important to step up to help people in the community you live in. Janice's situation is not uncommon unfortunately, thing like this happen every day to families and individuals in this city and this province, thats why I was motivated to start Trusted. I am just glad I am in a position, along with the Trusted partners  to help her with this hand up back on her feet again. 
To start the ball rolling I will donate $1000 in  Gift Certificates for Janice to put towards this rebuild. She can use them at any of the partner businesses on the directory.  I am not going to publicly name the contractor, or his business...that is not my place, but after what I saw & heard today I believe strongly that the company  should have their A rating on the Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan lowered to an F, and the insurance companies should take them off their preferred list of contractors"