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Trusted Saskatoon Salon Hairstyle Inn Trusted Tips On Achieving The Best Wedding Hair

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 colour, cut and texture design techniques. Also, impressively, the artistic design team's work has been featured in movies, theatre, hair shows, commercials, fundraisers, TV and awards. Hairstyle Inn Salons are Trusted Saskatoon Salons. In their most recent helpful Saskatoon Hair tip, they share their knowledge and expertise about wedding hair.

Hairstyle Inn Salon Tips & Wedding Hair Bliss Tricks

HSI Salons tips and Wedding Hair Bliss tricks…On your wedding day, you want your hair to look stunning and complement your overall bridal look. Here are some tips to help you achieve beautiful bridal hair:

  1. Plan in advance: Start planning your bridal hair well in advance. Research different hairstyles, gather inspiration from bridal magazines or online sources, and consider consulting with a professional hairstylist to discuss your ideas and options.

  2. Find the right hairstylist and number of stylists to accommodate your wedding party group: Look for a hairstylist/s who specializes in bridal hair and has experience working with different hair types and styles. Schedule a trial session with your chosen stylist to experiment with various hairstyles and determine the best look for you.

  3. Consider your dress and theme: Your hairstyle should complement your wedding dress and the overall theme or style of your wedding. For example, a bohemian-inspired wedding might call for loose waves or braided hairstyles. In contrast, an elegant and formal wedding may be suited for an updo or a sleek, sophisticated style.

  4. Don't forget about accessories: Consider incorporating accessories such as veils, hairpins, tiaras, flowers, or headbands into your hairstyle. Choose accessories that complement your dress and personal style while enhancing the overall bridal look.

  5. Prioritize hair health: Leading up to your wedding day, take care of your hair to ensure it looks its best. Follow a good hair care routine, moisturize your hair regularly, and consider deep conditioning treatments or hair masks to add shine and strength. Trim your hair regularly to remove any split ends.

  6. Coordinate with your makeup artist: Coordinate your hairstyle with your makeup artist to create a cohesive bridal look. Consider how your hair and makeup will work together to enhance your features and create a harmonious appearance.

  7. Consider the weather and venue: If you're having an outdoor wedding in a windy location, choose a hairstyle that can withstand the elements and stay in place throughout the day.

  8. Schedule a hair trial: Schedule a hair trial a few weeks before your wedding day to test the chosen hairstyle. This will allow you to make any necessary adjustments or try alternative styles if needed.

  9. Communication is key: Clearly communicate your vision and preferences to your hairstylist. Bring photos of hairstyles you like and be open to their professional advice. Effective communication ensures that you and your hairstylist are on the same page and working towards achieving your desired bridal look.

  10. Stay calm and relaxed: On your wedding day, take time to relax and enjoy the experience. Trust in your hairstylist's expertise, and remember that your beauty radiates from within. Embrace the joy and excitement of your special day, knowing that you will look beautiful and confident with your bridal hair.

Your wedding day is unique to you, so choose a hairstyle that makes you feel beautiful and confident. Plan in advance, communicate your preferences, and work with professionals to create the perfect bridal hair that complements your overall wedding vision.

Hairstyle trends change like the weather, but Shelley, Laddie, and the rest of the Hairstyle Inn team are continuously updated! For the best Saskatoon salon experience and Trusted customer service, call Hairstyle Inn salons today or get more Hairstyle Inn Tips in our Trusted Salon Tip Library.

Trusted Saskatoon Salon Hairstyle Inn Compare Salon vs Retail Hair Products

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 major manufacturers regularly use them to showcase their colour, cut and texture design techniques. Also, impressively, the artistic design team's work has been featured in movies, theatre, hair shows, commercials, fundraisers, TV and awards. Hairstyle Inn Salons are Trusted Saskatoon Salons. In their most recent helpful Saskatoon Hair tip, they share their knowledge and expertise about salon vs. retail hair products. 

Salon vs. Retail Hair Products

HSI Salons tips and product tricks…

Salon products and retail hair products serve different purposes and cater to different needs. Here's a comparison between the two:

Salon Products:

  1. Professional quality: Salon products are formulated with higher-quality ingredients and are often developed by hair care professionals. They are designed to deliver superior results and are commonly used by hairstylists in salons.

  2. Specialized formulations: Salon products often offer specialized formulations that target specific hair concerns such as dryness, damage, colour-treated hair, or frizz. They may contain higher concentrations of active ingredients that can provide more noticeable and long-lasting results.

  3. Customized recommendations: When you visit a salon, the hairstylist can assess your hair type, condition, and specific needs. They can recommend salon products that are tailored to your hair, ensuring you get personalized care and the most suitable products.

  4. Professional advice: Hairstylists are knowledgeable about different hair types, styling techniques, and product usage. They can provide guidance on how to use the products effectively and offer styling tips and tricks.

  5. Availability of salon-exclusive products: Some brands develop products exclusively for salons, which may not be available in retail stores. These products are often considered high-end and can provide unique benefits or results.

Retail Hair Products:

  1. Convenience and accessibility: Retail hair products are widely available in supermarkets, drugstores, and online retailers. They offer convenience as you can easily purchase them without visiting a salon.

  2. Affordability: Retail hair products are generally more affordable than salon products. They cater to a wider range of budgets and offer options for various price points.

  3. Diverse options: Retail brands offer a wide range of hair care products, including shampoos, conditioners, styling products, and treatments, catering to different hair types, concerns, and styling preferences.

  4. Brand variety: Retail hair care products come from a variety of brands, giving you more options to choose from based on your preferences, loyalty to certain brands, or specific ingredients you prefer.

  5. Consumer reviews: Retail hair products often have customer reviews and ratings available online, which can help you make informed decisions based on others' experiences.

It's important to note that not all salon products are superior to retail products, and vice versa. The effectiveness of a product depends on various factors, including individual hair types, condition, and personal preferences. We find most people find that salon products provide better results for their specific needs, while others may be perfectly satisfied with retail products.

Ultimately, the choice between salon products and retail hair products depends on your hair goals, budget, and preferences. It can be beneficial to consult with one of our stylists, who can recommend specific products based on your hair needs and guide you in selecting the best options for you.

Hairstyle trends change like the weather, but Shelley, Laddie, and the rest of the Hairstyle Inn team are continuously updated! For the best Saskatoon salon experience and Trusted customer service, call Hairstyle Inn salons today or get more Hairstyle Inn Tips in our Trusted Salon Tip Library.

Trusted Saskatoon Celebrates Partners Who Have Been Trusted in Saskatoon For 5 Over Years


In this series of articles, we continue to shine a bright spotlight on the businesses that have been Trusted Saskatoon partners for five years. This year, we recognize the Trusted Saskatoon Partners that joined us in 2018. We want to thank them for TRUSTING our team, and we are identifying each of them individually for providing five years of OUTSTANDING, trustworthy service to the citizens of Saskatoon and the surrounding area! The latest article celebrates and recognizes three valued milestone Trusted Saskatoon partners - 101 Doors and Windows Inc., Wiegers Financial & Benefits and HTH Accountants.

101 Door and Windows: Trusted Saskatoon Window & Door Pros for five years.

101 Doors and Windows Ltd: Celebrating 5 Years of Trusted Service in Window and Door Manufacturing and Installation in Saskatoon. 

In the heart of 'Toon Town,' a local success story has quietly made waves in the window and door industry. 101 Doors and Windows Ltd, owned by Jesse Singh, Tom Knudtson, and Sebastian Aicher, is marking a significant milestone as it celebrates its 5th anniversary as a Trusted Saskatoon window and door partner.

At the core of 101 Doors and Windows Ltd's ethos lies a simple yet powerful belief: relationships matter. Since their inception, the company has held this principle close to heart. The founders have adeptly cultivated meaningful relationships with their suppliers, resulting in a "preferred client" status with many. This translates into robust buying power and ensures their clients benefit from superior service and top-quality materials.

Industry knowledge and experience are the cornerstones on which 101 Doors and Windows Ltd stands. Jesse, Tom, and Sebastian collectively bring decades of experience. They go beyond being a mere service provider; they encourage potential clients to reach out with any queries regarding window and door performance, installation techniques, or design advice tailored to their homes. Their dedication to personalized support sets them apart in an industry where one-size-fits-all solutions often prevail.

What They Say:

"Our goal at 101 is very simple. We want to run a successful enterprise and think it takes great people, products, knowledge and experience to do that—the right kind of people. We hire for attitude and work ethic. Product knowledge and skills can be taught. Attitude and work ethic can't. We believe if we take good care of our employees, they will take good care of our customers. We are continuously working to find the best products and are always adding to our knowledge and experience. We appreciate the Trusted Saskatoon team’s support and promotion, and we are proud to be part of community of locally owned businesses that is built on a foundation of integrity — Tom Knudtson

A word about 101 from Sara, owner of Trusted Saskatoon

I couldn't be happier to sing the praises of 101 Doors and Windows. They embody everything you'd want in a contracting company. First and foremost, their commitment to manufacturing locally sets them apart. In an age when so much is outsourced, it's refreshing to find a company that takes pride in crafting their products right here in Saskatoon. Their reputation in the construction industry is nothing short of stellar. They are a preferred client with their suppliers for a reason. They remain humble and approachable and they're always ready to answer questions and offer advice. 101 Doors and Window is  a breath of fresh air. They are a company that lets their work speak for itself!”  

As we mark their 5th anniversary as Trusted Saskatoon Window & Door Pros, they can celebrate that we have never heard of or received a complaint about their products or service! Here's to five years of a successful partnership and the many more ahead.Thank you to the 101 Doors and Windows team for your trust and embodying what it means to be an integrity-driven local contractor and an outstanding, Trusted Saskatoon Partner in the window & door category.

The Trusted Saskatoon team proudly recognizes & celebrates Wiegers Financial & Benefits' 5th anniversary as a Trusted Saskatoon Partner. 

The dynamic duo Deb and Cliff Wiegers founded the company more than 30 years ago, and this award-winning, locally-owned family business stands as a beacon of trustworthiness and excellence in the Saskatchewan financial planning and employee group benefits industry. Anchored by their vision, the Wiegers lead a dedicated team of professionals driven by passion and care, all united by a common goal – to provide tailor-made financial and benefit solutions that empower businesses, households, and individuals to thrive in the present and future.

At the heart of Wiegers Financial & Benefits lies a commitment to delivering more than just financial services; they craft personalized journeys toward prosperity. This mission is deeply embedded in their work philosophy, where understanding clients on a profound level forms the cornerstone. The Wiegers team delves into their clients' aspirations, goals, and dreams by forging close partnerships. This holistic comprehension enables them to offer financial planning and employee benefits solutions that are not just transactional but transformative.

The Wiegers legacy expands to encompass the next generation – Colton and Randi Wiegers now work in the family business and are committed to continuing the family's dedication to service excellence. 

The Wiegers Financial & Benefits team is deeply rooted in Saskatchewan and is dedicated to strengthening the local community. They support an impressive number of important causes and non-profits and have a particular focus on supporting local children's charities through their charity, Care for Kids by Wiegers Inc. Since 2009, they've raised over $1.3 million for the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation, funding a pediatric surgical suite and outpatient area. The Wiegers's commitment to our community remains unwavering. Whether it's causes close to their heart, businesses striving to expand, households securing their future, or individuals chasing their dreams, the Wiegers team takes the journey together, equipped with expertise and empathy.

What They Say:

“ Being trusted is of the utmost importance to us. We work in an industry where trust is the foundation of success; to serve our clients effectively, they must trust us enough to share openly with us, including about issues that might be very private and sensitive. They must also be able to trust that we will guide them on the path to financial well-being and that their businesses and families will be looked after, too. This is why we are so proud to be a Trusted Saskatoon partner. Trusted Saskatoon is a highly respected local business committed to recommending other businesses of the highest integrity and ability. Their endorsement means a lot, and we look forward to continuing to earn it for years to come.” - Deb Wiegers

A word about Wiegers from Sara, owner of Trusted Saskatoon.

"I've been a client of Wiegers Financial & Benefits for several years, and I appreciate them managing my company's group benefits. I am confident my employees are receiving the best coverage and support. We especially appreciate the personal level of service Deb Wiegers and the group benefits division offer, and the Wiegers Wellness Partner Program is a great perk! 
On a personal level, Cliff Wiegers and the financial services team have helped me navigate my financial goals with precision and care. From retirement planning to investment strategies, their guidance has given me confidence in my financial future. The team at Wiegers is not just a service provider; they are Trusted Partners who genuinely care about their clients. Their attention to detail, proactive communication, and commitment to finding tailored solutions make them stand out. I highly recommend Wiegers Financial & Benefits to anyone seeking top-notch financial and benefits management. They have made a significant positive impact on both my business and personal financial well-being.”
As they reach the milestone of 5 years as Trusted Saskatoon Partners, Wiegers Financial & Benefits stands as a testament to what can be achieved through vision, integrity, philanthropy and an unwavering dedication to client success. The Wiegers team is not merely in the business of finance and benefits; they are in the business of transformation, growth, community support and a brighter future for all they serve.

Thank you, Cliff & Deb, for your trust and for showcasing that you are an integrity-driven local business and an outstanding, Trusted Saskatoon Partner in the Saskatoon financial services and Insurance categories. 

In a world where financial trust is paramount, HTH Chartered Professional Accountants leads the way. HTH stands for Hounjet, Tastad, and Harpham and is led by the founding partners Roseline Hounjet, Allyn Tastad, and Dustin Harpham. More recently, Hope Fremont and Hanny Cooper were announced as partners. Roseline Hounjet, a founding partner who contributed significantly to their success, announced her retirement, marking a significant milestone in the firm's journey.

HTH Chartered Professional Accountants has mastered the art of building trust. With many decades of experience under their belts, the team at HTH understands that public practice accounting is not just about numbers; it's about fostering relationships based on trust and understanding. One of the cornerstones of HTH's approach is taking the time to comprehend and reach the client's needs and goals. Whether you're seeking assistance with personal tax matters, a small or medium-sized business owner navigating complex financial landscapes, or a not-for-profit organization seeking financial guidance, HTH offers the same unwavering commitment to providing high-quality service tailored to your needs.

While HTH Chartered Professional Accountants is based in Saskatoon, they serve individuals and businesses across the prairies; they've garnered a reputation for delivering consistent excellence in the accounting field. No matter where their clients are located, HTH is dedicated to ensuring that each interaction is marked by professionalism, reliability, and trustworthiness.

What They Say:

“We are proud to be one of the partners at Trusted Saskatoon for the last five years. To us, being ‘trusted’ holds a significant importance – it means we are trusted by our clients and the community to provide quality service and we are able to maintain that trusting relationship that keeps our clients coming back year after year. This helps them to refer their friends and family to us and know that they are in good hands. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from Trusted Saskatoon over the last five years, and we look forward to continuing to build our relationship within our community.” - Hanny Cooper, HTH

Sara's Experience with HTH 

“ As a client of HTH Chartered Professional Accountants since I moved to Canada in 2006, I can attest that HTH is more than just an accounting firm; they are a comprehensive business resource. Their level of care, commitment, knowledge, and experience, coupled with a dedication to understanding their clients' needs, allow them to provide invaluable support. I am extremely grateful for their wonderful support and assistance for both my personal and business accounts." 

As HTH Chartered Professional Accountants in Saskatoon celebrates its 5th anniversary as a Trusted Saskatoon Accountant, their commitment to building trust, understanding client's needs, and delivering high-quality service remains unwavering. In a world where financial guidance is essential, HTH stands as a shining example of trust and reliability, ready to guide individuals and businesses toward financial success for years to come. will save you time, save you hassle and save you money. Our local Trusted Saskatoon team is committed to finding outstanding businesses like the Partners we have highlighted above. Be assured ALL the companies featured on our Saskatoon directory have been checked and verified,  and in addition, they are annually contracted to uphold the 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES of service! 

5 Trusted Guarantees

  1. Provide the service and quality promised.

  2. Complete the job on time.

  3. Charge the price quoted with NO surprises.

  4. Communicate honestly and be responsive to customer needs.

  5. Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind.

Trusted Saskatoon was founded on the principle that great local businesses deserve promotion. 

Please help us by nominating your favourite Saskatoon businesses here.

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse Share Picture Framing Display Tips

The J & S Picture Frame Warehouse team believes that your pictures deserve the best! Locally owned and operated, they constantly strive to bring their customers the best materials, advice, and workmanship for all of your framing needs. They simply offer the best selection of materials to preserve your treasures, keepsakes, and works of art in Saskatoon. J & S Picture Frame Warehouse are your Trusted Saskatoon Picture Framers. In their latest tip, they share picture framing tips to help you create a beautiful display.

Picture Framing Tips to Help You Create a Beautiful Display

  1. Choose the Right Frame: Consider the style, colour, and material of the frame. It should complement the artwork or photo while also fitting with the overall aesthetic of the room where it will be displayed. It’s main purpose is to protect the artwork or the object that you are framing

  2. Matting: Adding a mat can enhance the presentation of your artwork it also lets your artwork or needle work breath. When you use matting it lifts the glass off of the artwork of needle work.Use acid-free mats to prevent yellowing and damage over time. The designer will help and advise you on the size of the mat in poportion to the artwork and the size of the finished piece. Mounting: Use acid-free mounting materials, such as archival photo corners or acid-free tape, to attach the artwork to the backing board. This helps to keep it in place without causing any damage.

  3. Conservation Framing: If you have valuable or irreplaceable artwork, consider conservation framing. This involves using acid-free and UV-protective materials to prevent fading, discolouration, and deterioration over time.

  4. Proper Handling: When framing, we make sure to handle the artwork with clean hands or wear cotton gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints or smudges. Be gentle and avoid touching the surface of the artwork directly.

  5. Hanging Hardware: We ensure that your frame has appropriate hanging hardware, such as D-rings and wire or wall buddies that are securely attached to the back. This will make it easier to hang the frame evenly on the wall.

  6. Display Location: Consider the lighting conditions and environment where the framed picture will be displayed. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can cause fading. Also, keep the artwork away from areas with high humidity or extreme temperature changes.

  7. Level and Placement: Use a level to ensure that your frame is straight when hanging it. Consider the height and placement of the picture on the wall, keeping in mind the surrounding decor and furniture.

  8. Grouping and Arrangement: If you have multiple frames to hang, experiment with different arrangements to create an appealing display. You can try arranging them in a grid pattern, a gallery wall style, or in a staggered formation.

  9. Cleaning and Maintenance: Never spray a glass cleaner onto the glass in the frame. Spray your cloth and then wipe the glass. Regularly dust your framed artwork with a soft, lint-free cloth to keep it clean. If needed, use a non-abrasive cleaner specifically designed for frames or glass.

Remember, these tips are general guidelines, and the specific requirements may vary based on the type of artwork, size, and personal preferences. It's always a good idea to consult with our professional framers at J & S Picture Frame Warehouse if you have valuable or delicate pieces that require special attention.

As always, you can find out more about the knowledgeable team at J & S Picture Frame Warehouse your TRUSTED SASKATOON FRAMING EXPERTS by checking out their listing on Trusted Saskatoon or visiting them in store!

Saskatoon Group Benefits pros at Wiegers Explain How Group Benefits Helps Employees and Their Families

Wiegers Financial & Benefits is one of the largest private financial planning and employee benefits consulting firms in Saskatchewan.. They  have a Saskatoon Benefits and Personal Insurance planning, division. In this latest Wiegers Group Benefits expert tip, they explain how the group benefits plan you provide employees helps look after their loved ones too. Wiegers Financial & Benefits are Trusted Saskatoon Insurance and Group Benefits experts.



When most people think about what it takes to help protect their loved ones’ financial security, they tend to think about life insurance – and it makes sense. Owning insurance that pays out a lump sum benefit to your beneficiaries in the event of your untimely death is the most effective way to ensure that even when you’re no longer here to contribute to them financially, they’ll be looked after. When an individual wants or needs to purchase life insurance, he or she typically contacts a financial advisor or insurance representative who then conducts a needs analysis to determine the individual’s life insurance needs, applies to one or more insurance companies for it, and then if the individual’s insurance application is approved (including potentially a medical questionnaire and tests), begins paying insurance premiums to keep it in-force.

What a lot of people don’t realize is that as important as it is to purchase sufficient life insurance to protect their loved ones’ financial security after their gone, the group benefits plan you provide your employees likely includes a number of benefits that are also important in helping. Your company’s benefits plan, for example, likely includes a life insurance benefit that amounts to a flat amount or a multiple of each employee’s gross annual income, and that is partly or entirely guaranteed regardless of the employee’s health. This can amount to a relatively significant benefit, though for most people, it is not enough on its own to adequately look after their loved ones financially. A qualified advisor will want to include a person’s group life insurance benefit in a thorough analysis of how much insurance he or she has, and how much is still needed.

But beyond the life insurance you likely provide in your company’s group benefits plan are other benefits that directly or indirectly help care for your employees’ loved ones. Most plans, for example, include short and long-term disability insurance for employees that pay out a benefit each week (in the case of short term disability) or each month (in the case of long term disability) when an employee becomes disabled and is unable to work for an income. This is as beneficial for your employees as it is for their families, given that most families cannot sustain the loss of an income for even a short period of time. When you consider that group disability insurance – unlike Workers’ Compensation Insurance – covers disabilities sustained both on and off the job, the financial security it affords your employees and their families becomes even more apparent.

Most group benefit plans include more than just insurance, though, that benefits the employees’ families. Plans that include Health, Prescription Drug and/or Dental benefits, for example, almost always include coverage (or the option for coverage) for each employee’s dependent spouse and/or children. And in cases when an employee dies when he or she still has coverage under a group benefits plan, there is usually a survivor benefit that continues to afford the employee’s dependents with coverage for one or two years following the death with no insurance premiums required.

In order to really stand out as an employer who cares, you have options to take your benefits plan beyond what’s become standard and, in the process, help improve your competitive position in the war on talent. As just one example, you can supplement your company’s benefits plan with a Health Spending Account and/or Personal Spending Account as a means to providing your employees and their families with the flexibility to choose how to spend wellness dollars. You can add an Employee and Family Assistance Plan (EAFP) to provide a number of important services, including but not limited to counselling. You can add Critical Illness Insurance coverage to your plan – either as a mandatory or voluntary benefit – that provides a lump sum financial benefit to an insured person diagnosed with a covered critical illness. There are other benefit options too that your group benefits advisor should recommend or at least advise you about so you can make the most informed and impactful decision for your own team.

Really, then, by helping to take care of your employees with a group benefits plan, you’re helping take care of their families too. At a time when employees are in the position to choose who they want to work for, and when working for an employer who actively demonstrates care and concern for his or her employees is non-negotiable, it’s important that you make clear what you do for your team. To learn more, please speak with your benefits advisor.

Amanda Getzlaf
Benefits Account Manager, Wiegers Financial and Insurance Planning Services Ltd.

Wiegers’ Benefits Consulting Division includes many consultants and support staff who custom-design the most employee-valued and cost-effective group benefit, personal insurance, employee assistance programs, and retirement plans available. Contact them today for a no-obligation consultation to determine how they can help you.

Wiegers Financial & Benefits are Trusted Saskatoon Insurance and Group Benefits Advisors 


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