Being a Trusted Business on the Trusted Saskatoon Directory of Excellence comes with a lot of responsibility - no other directory, advertising medium, or 'watchdog organization' puts businesses through the process we do before we promote and endorse them.
Why Choose a Business On the Trusted Saskatoon Directory?
All of the Trusted Saskatoon partners have to pass a unique verification process, they are then annually contracted to uphold our 5 Trusted Guarantees. The partners then become part of a local community of Saskatoon and area businesses who we promote at Trusted. In this Trusted Saskatoon community, we all have our parts to play to ensure the Saskatoon directory maintains the standards and high level of integrity we promise the community. To ensure that our partners are upholding these guarantees consistently we have our Trusted MYSTERY SHOPPER PROGRAM. This is where we find and engage with normal everyday people, just like you, who are looking for products and services in Saskatoon and area. WE approach them and ask them to mystery shop Trusted Saskatoon Partners. Those that agree to be Trusted mystery shoppers go about their usual business, except at the end they fill out a report to tell us about the experience they had with Trusted Partners they dealt with and after we have gone through it with the Trusted Saskatoon partner we share it with you! The Trusted Saskatoon Directory Team are thrilled to share our latest mystery shop:
Name of Shopper: Brett B
1. How was the greeting / welcome / call answered?
Promptly and professionally. I had someone booked for an inspection and quote within minutes.
2. Product industry knowledge of staff?
Scott had multiple samples available and was able to source my roof needs without delay.
4. If a quote is required is it well laid out / clear?
Yes, it was delivered quickly and the information on the quote was clear.
5. Did they ask where you found them?
6. Overall experience 1-10
10 out of 10
7. Would you return / recommend?
8. Did anyone stand out as exceptional?
9. If you made a purchase or booked a job, how was the process?
Did they uphold the 5 Trusted Guarantees?
- Provide the service and quality promised - Yes
- Complete the job on time - yes
- Change the price quoted with no surprises - yes
- Communicate.honestly and be responsive to customer needs - yes
- Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind - yes
Please share any other comments relating to your experience with the company.
"This was an interesting test for Scott roofing because of some strange circumstances which they handled very well.The roofing material loader (a 3rd party company - not Scott roofing) - fell through my roof when delivering. Honest accident. They had a repair person there in minutes and properly fixed an entire side of the roof, actually adding value to my home. They let me know of the problem right away and did not try to hide it. There was no cost to me and they made sure I was happy with the work. "
"They finished the roofing just before a very powerful windstorm. I found a roofing nail on my deck not long after and wondered how many might be scattered on the lawn or neighbours lawn. Because the work happened while my family was on vacation, I didn’t want to mow my lawn, now very long due to vacation absence (ie shoot nails around) or have my kids play in the yard for fear of injury and therefore potential litigation. They agreed at no extra cost to come and do a second round of cleanup with a magnet. They did, and everything has been clear; my neighbours said they asked them if they could go over their yards too just in case."
"Scott roofing’s quote came in 10-12% under 3 other companies that I contacted."
CONGRATULATIONS on a successful mystery shop Scott Roofing! As roofing is one of the least Trusted categories out there, we are thrilled to have such amazing roofers like Scott Roofing on Saskatoons directory of excellence! .
"Honest, Dependable, Hard Working"
Customer satisfaction is their top priority.
Contact Scott today for a free quote for all your roofing needs.
The decision to purchase your home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and will also be one of your largest investments. Done right, it can also be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times in your life! Kari Calder a Saskatoon Realtor with Century 21 Fusion is there to help you through the process, and provide you and your family with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have a realtor working with your best interests in mind. Kari Calder is a Trusted Saskatoon Realtor
As a real estate agent in Saskatoon, Kari Calder can proudly say that she donates a portion of each and every sale to send kids to Camp Easter Seals. Easter Seals has been supported by Century 21 since 1979...well before Kari became a REALTOR® in Saskatoon! She has always been a proud supporter since becoming a Saskatoon REALTOR® in 2007 but since having a child of her own in 2014 she has stepped up her contributions.
To date, Century 21 REALTORS across Canada have raised approximately $12 Million to send kids to camp. In 2018 they had an astounding year and raised over $704,000 for Easter Seals through the C21 Kids to Camp Program: enough to enable over 330 kids who are living with disabilities to enjoy and benefit from the transformative experience of a lifetime at an Easter Seals summer camp in 2019.
As Tomany likely are unaware, we have an amazing spot in Watrous for local kids. Kari had the pleasure of visiting here in previous years and was blown away by the facility but also by the kids she met and all of the loving souls who work here and dedicate their time and energy to such a rewarding place. Century 21 agents from across Saskatchewan dedicate time each year to do a “camp clean up” before the season begins.
As a national company, Century 21 is a long standing partner and donor. Each year they have a variety of fundraisers including golf tournaments and events to help raise money to send kids living with disabilities to Easter Seals’ accessible summer camps across the country so that they can have fun, learn new skills, cultivate lifelong friends, and develop their confidence and abilities.
In 2018 our local Century 21 brokerage in Saskatoon was #3 in Canada and #7 in North America for funds raised. Amazingly, Century 21 Saskatoon was right behind Regina who held the #2 spot for Century 21 Canada with money raised.
Each home sold by Kari and each buyer represented by Kari in purchasing a home in Saskatoon (and surrounding communities) allows her to donate to this great cause and she has personally been raising above and beyond the amount to be recognized as a “Golden Heart” with the company. She can’t do this without her loyal Saskatoon real estate clients and those who refer their friends and family to her. So she wants to say thank you...we know the kids thank you as well!
Please consider Kari as your Trusted Saskatoon REALTOR® with a golden heart when it comes time for your or your family’s next real estate needs.
Purchasing your home is one of the biggest and most important decisions that you can make. Tammy Wandzura a Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage broker and the team at Elite Mortgage Choice believe that buying a home should also be an exciting experience with little to NO stress. By trusting your Mortgage Broker, you are ensuring that any stress you may have had in previous encounters can be eliminated! Tammy Wandzura is a Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage Broker. In her latest tip written by Brydon Wandzura specialist mortgages information is shared!
Considering a Med, Vet or Dentistry Mortgage?
Did you know that new mortgage programs may allow you to qualify for a mortgage while you are still in school based on your projected income? As a recent graduate from the University of Saskatchewan, I have been through the trials and tribulations that come with Post Secondary Education.
Questions You Could Ask Yourself As A Student:
- Where am I going to find a job when I am done?
- How do I apply for these student loan credits?
- How do I do my income tax?
- And …. mortgage…what are the first steps and do I qualify?
If only they taught us these things in University!
Look no further, I know a thing or two about mortgages, here’s hows they work for Medical, Veterinary and Dentistry students.
Medical Students Mortgages:
This program applies to Med students who have recently completed or who are in their third year of residency or fellowship. The program allows eligible members to qualify for a mortgage using ‘future projected incomes.’ The projected incomes are discipline-specific, i.e. a student in Anesthesiology has a different future projected income than someone in Cardiology and so on.
Veterinary & Dentistry Mortgages:
Like Medical students, Vet and Dentistry students who are in their final year of residency, fellowship, or program of study can also qualify for a mortgage using their respective projected incomes.
Great! How does that affect you?
Simply put, being able to use this future projected income lets you qualify for a mortgage as if you are already making that amount of money. It lets you get a head start on the home buying process and allows you to start building equity instead of just paying rent again, and again and again.
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 Trusted Saskatoon salons. In their most recent article, they discuss hair products from the salon and the store.
The Truth About Professional Hair Products vs. Store Brand
The battle between professional and store-bought shampoo has always been a close one. In one corner is your beloved hairstylist, touting the pros of their fancy bottles of premium shampoo. In the other is your best friend with great hair who pays $1.99 for a gallon of shampoo at Walmart. What's really the difference? Is salon shampoo really worth the price? After all, we're talking about hair soap here, right?
Is Professional Shampoo Worth It?
Think of shampoo as wine, clothing, shoes…etc. Using wine as an example; all wine is made of grapes and with similar processes yet some are worth a few dollars per bottle, while some go for hundreds. Just like a professional wine steward can tell subtle differences in many aspects of any bottle of wine when compared to another, a professional hairdresser can do the same with shampoo.
Both professional and non-professional companies are forever formulating what they tout as safer, more effective shampoos with specific ingredients for specific purposes. The bottom line is that there are few differences with some and many with others when choosing between pricey professional salon shampoos and store shampoos. On a basic level, they are all designed to wash the hair and the scalp and are all made of similar basic ingredients, but after that many things change. Some people splurge on expensive shampoos for the same reasons wine lovers fork over big for premium wines. All have similar effects, but in the end if you understand ingredients, quality and process, you will have a better appreciation of the taste and flavour notes. What's important to you in a shampoo might not mean anything to someone else—so focus on a few factors that matter to you. Understanding things like ingredients, quality and process help choose products that will work best for you and your budget.
The first thing a consumer wants to know is, "Does it work?" For many folks, buying shampoo at the salon is a luxury at a cost they can't justify. We've all had the experience of visiting a friend who had "the good stuff" in her shower, and chances are good that you snuck a drop or two. You may or might not have noticed any difference. Many variables are at play here, namely your hair and your water. Your hair's texture and condition affect how the shampoo's ingredients perform, and so does the water you use to rinse the shampoo. Hard water with lots of minerals doesn't rinse as easily as soft water and leaves substances in your hair that affects how it feels and holds a style. The best thing to do is an experiment. Ask your stylist if she has samples you can try, and compare how they perform or go with their recommendation. Many salons have great return policies if the product is not right for you..
When defending the price of professional shampoos, a stylist will almost always tell you that salon shampoo is more concentrated. You use less per session so it lasts longer and so the cost difference isn't really as great as it would seem. This can be true. Salon shampoos might contain the same ingredients as their off-brand counterparts, but the concentrations of these ingredients are not the same. You've seen the gallon-sized jugs of "bargain" shampoo that have the consistency of water, which is evident when you pick one up from that bottom shelf and shake it. That's because much of it is water. Of course you can't always tell at the store how concentrated shampoo is from the bottle. In that case, check the directions: how much shampoo do they say to use?
Again, what you need from a shampoo depends on your hair and how you want it to behave. Store-bought shampoos tend to have more water, sulfates, and fillers with fewer vitamins, oils, and minerals than salon formulations. If your hair's in great condition and all you want to do is get the oil and dirt out of it, you may not need anything special. If using "gentle" shampoos with fewer fillers, sulfates, and buildup-creating waxes is important to you, then go for it.
Shampoos that claim not to strip color typically don't contain sulfates, the ingredients responsible for bubbles. A lot depends on the kind of color you use, how long it's been in your hair, and other factors. If the foamy experience isn't important to you try one of these shampoos to see how your hair color responds.
Professional Hair Products vs. Store-Bought
When you purchase your shampoo from your stylist they are likely to feel honoured that you trust their recommendation and expertise. Plus, many salons offer a money-back or equal-exchange guarantee on products. Your stylist will stand behind their recommendations and will help you find a great shampoo without your having to buy several different bottles to get the right formula. Your local drugstore can't offer that same level of tailored service.
In the end, your choices in shampoo—and wine—come down to whatever is important to you. Both store-bought and salon formulations may do the job. If cost is your deciding factor, going with the cheap drugstore version may not do your hair any harm. If your relationship with your stylist is important to you, invest in your hair and stylist. If fragrance is your thing, go with whatever your sniff test tells you. When it comes to shampoo, value is subjective—and the answer to the salon vs. store-bought shampoo question is know your information and decide what your hair is worth.
Remember your hair is your #1 fashion accessory!
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 Trusted Ssakaytoon salons. In their most recent blog, they discuss dry cutting vs. wet cutting and which is best.
Dry Cutting vs. Wet Cutting. What's Best?
Throughout my career, I've always taken interest in the divide amongst haircutters who have a preference for wet or dry cutting. In most case, I've heard great arguments for why one is superior to the other. I've gone through phases of experimentation with both and have concluded that there are certain variables at play when cutting hair dry vs. wet and vice versa. Let's take a look at the benefits of each more closely.
Cutting Wet Hair
Cutting wet hair offers you a great deal of control. This may be necessary when working with heavier densities and coarser textures that may prove problematic when cutting dry. The moisture in the hair acts as both a lubricant and adhesive, binding hair and acting as a sort of detangler, making it easier to part and secure. Wet hair also has greater elasticity than dry hair. This helps the hair to stretch more, resulting in strong shapes that are retained for long periods of time. It is also the recommended method for those precision cuts. As for the downsides, cutting hair wet takes some effort as often you will still have to check the hair when it is dry, which takes time. Wet cutting sometimes makes hair look choppy once it has been dried. This is a balancing act that most stylists encounter. Ask if wet cutting is best for your look and finished style.
Cutting dry hair
Cutting dry hair allows your stylist to create softer shapes more easily. In most cases cutting hair, dry allows your stylist to create shape and texturize at the same time. This can be done by pointing or notching into it, a process that is slightly more difficult with wet hair because of its binding properties. Cutting hair dry is ideal for refinement as the effects can be measured in real-time without the weight of moisture, as the hair lives where it is cut. It is for this reason many hairdressers have a preference for cutting hair dry. Trimming, low densities and finer textures are also good conditions for dry cutting as they require less control and maybe more easily handled. Maybe a client is reluctant to have their hair cut at all. Dry cutting is a great way to minimize the amount of hair taken off and could be a better fit for these clients than wet cutting. Lastly, cutting hair dry can be done at a fast pace so don’t think the stylist is just being lazy or short of time. Dry cutting often takes greater skill and talent.
There are pros and cons for both wet and dry cutting, and although the case can be made for choosing one over the other, I've found a lot of control in using both when the situation calls for it. Ask the question of your stylist and decide which one or if both might be the magic approach to tame your amazing locks.
Remember your hair is your #1 fashion accessory!