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Things to Look for in Your Hairdressing Salon

Finding a reliable hairdressing salon is something that many men and women prioritise – especially if they’re keen to look their best all year round. Whether you’re looking to switch from your current salon to a more reliable one, or if you’re keen to find a dependable hair-care specialist in your area – here are a few things to consider when looking for your new salon.


If there’s one thing that you’ll want your hairdresser to possess above all else; it’s experience. Most practitioners will have had some sort of formal training within a salon – and the more the better. A good hair specialist will have been in the industry for years, and will have treated a variety of different hair types in that time. The more experienced the hairdresser – the more expensive they may be, so consider a blend of experience and cost to get the best of both worlds.


With so many hair care specialists to choose from, the final decision often falls down to the cost. As mentioned above – the most experienced experts may charge higher prices than intermediates, with the lowest prices being offered by those freshest to the industry. No one will want to entrust their hair to anything less than the most capable hands – but this will typically come with its own price tag. Before deciding, why not get to know a little more about your hairdresser’s rates first? Some charge by the cut, others by the hour – so keep that in mind, too.


It’s not uncommon for hair care experts to work from home – and this is something that thousands in the Australia hair industry get to enjoy. If you prefer to visit a salon however, then you’ll be spoilt for choice, too. When considering the location, be sure to think about the ease of access and how straight forward it will be for you to travel to the salon or home-salon. You might not want to spend all day getting your hair done, and so the easier the access – the quicker you’ll be able to show off your new hairstyle.


The old days of scissors and a comb may not be entirely behind us, but that doesn’t mean that modern salons should be restricted as far as their facilities go. Your salon will most likely possess a variety of features for treating all different types of hair – and as long as your hair can be treated with the relevant instruments and resources, you’ll be able to enjoy a professionally managed style.

When looking for a reliable hairdresser, it’s always a good idea to get to know a little more about the person’s skills, level of experience and costs ahead of time. When considering these elements you’ll soon find your decision is much easier to make – and what better way to learn about their reputation than by asking their customers what they think? You’ll receive first-hand information, and your decision will be even easier to make.

What’s In Store For Wayne Banks

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What about Wayne Banks?

Born in Nottingham in February 1970, bass guitarist Wayne Banks has been a regular face on the touring circuit for over two decades. Playing bass from the age of 14, Wayne was keen to get into the music industry early, joining a small school band before he owned a bass to play with. With musical influences beginning with local music legend and bass playing uncle Johnny Mayhem, Wayne was introduced to the legendary strummings of John Entwistle, Jack Bruce and Jaco Pastorius, and his talents were later cultivated further by influences from bassists such as Steve Harris, Flea, Rocco Prestia and Billy Sheehan. Aside from his vast worldwide touring, recording, TV and radio appearance experiences and more, the self-taught bassist studied in London at The London College of Music with session heroes’ Joe Hubbard and Rob Burns, and graduated with a Bachelor of music degree in 2001.

The Musical Career of Wayne Banks

After landing his first professional gig at the age of 20, Wayne played bass for iconic British thrash metal band Sabbat, who featured the now-acclaimed metal producer, Andy Sneap. Together the two members went on to form unsuccessful metal band Godsend in 1993, before parting ways late in 1994. From here Wayne returned to the session scene; touring with many bands, artists and big names across the many genres of music.

At the height of Wayne’s career, he played session bass guitar for legendary Bee Gee’s member Robin Gibb as part of his solo band. Working together from 2003 right up until Robin tragically died in 2012, he featured on Robin’s 2004 CD/DVD release ‘Robin Gibb Live with the Neue Philarmonie Frankfurt Orchestra’, 2005 double CD release ‘Robin Gibb Magnet tour edition’ and the 2011 release ‘Robin Gibb Live with The Danish National Orchestra’.

Recording and touring with other legendary names, such as producer Micky Most at RAK studios, original AC/DC front-man Dave Evans and ex-Iron Maiden front-man Blaze Bayley, Wayne has also enjoyed touring success with bands Brazen Abbot, Saxon, Persian Risk, Messiah’s Kiss and Holy Mother.

To further add to his wealth of talents, Wayne is also one part of musical trio ‘HOOF’ (along with his brother Jason), an alternative/rock band who are famous for an improvisational style. Among the musical genres that comprise HOOF’s influences, humour and political statements are rife within the overall message. During their ten year reign to date, HOOF have provided soundtrack and film scores, as well as incidental and theme music for big name brands such as Ripcurl, Billabong, Red Bull and more.

What’s in Store for Wayne Banks?

As far as the future goes, Wayne is currently still working as a session bassist, writing and recording TV incidental and theme music for a wide array of genres and working with HOOF. He has also been working on (and has released) a new album on Massacre records with band Messiah’s Kiss, who also feature his brother Jason, on guitar.

Richard Tjiong – Doctors Duties

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Dr Richard Tjiong recently published an article on his website ( Dr Richard Tjiong ) outlining the duties doctors have in medical emergencies. here is an extract, taken from the introduction.

The medical profession has generally been held in high regards throughout the world, largely because of the humanistic and caring nature of the services they provide and their commitment to put the interest of their patients first and foremost. This commitment and the corresponding community expectation are founded on medical ethics and enforced within their licence to practise. Aspects of the English common law[i] also bind them to these obligations.

There is little dispute as to whom they owe their obligations to whilst they are on duty. When it comes to their obligations while they are off duty in situations of medical emergency, the licensing boards and the common law seem to have differing approaches.


You can see the full article here at Richard Tjong @ http://drrichardtjiong.com.au/

Australian publications: http://www.aussiepubs.com.au/uncategorized/richard-tjiong-on-trustee-misconduct

Richard Tjiong on NSW Medical Defence Union

Dr Tanveer Ahmed, Professor Andrew Jakubowicz and Ms Sandra Kanck “Politics, opinions & Ideas”

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UWS 2011 Open Forum Series
Should Australia Keep Growing?
Sustainability, Immigration and Multiculturalism.
Guest speakers: Dr Tanveer Ahmed, psychiatrist and opinion columnist at the Sydney Morning Herald; Professor Andrew Jakubowicz, Professor of Sociology at the University of Technology Sydney and Ms Sandra Kanck, National President of Sustainable Population Australia
16 February 2011

See more on Dr Tanveer Ahmed at:

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Or visit Dr Tanveer Ahmed’s website.