Welcome to “Natural New Age Mums Chat About…”
I am so excited to be featuring some amazing Aussie mums who specialize in their own particular natural and/or new age area. The aim is to give us a little bit of inside information into some new things we may not know about, but are curious!
Today we welcome the gorgeous Linzi Smith aka The Lice Fairy.
My name is Linzi Smith AKA The Lice Fairy! I am the founder of “The Lice Fairy” which is my natural head lice treatment, education and prevention business. I am a wife of 21 years, the mum of 2 school-aged children, a hairdresser, and an eco warrior at heart. I love to eat healthy food and try my best to be as natural as possible in everything I eat, drink (I’m sure champagne is natural isn’t it! lol) and use on my body and in my home.
What is your outlook on life?
I moved from the UK to Sydney almost 15 years ago and moved to The Sunshine Coast in QLD nearly 3 years ago. I love the life we have created in Australia, I feel blessed to be here and thank God for each day I have with my beautiful family and friends. Life is to be treasured as if it were a priceless gift.
How long have you been a Lice Fairy?
I have been a hairdresser for over 25 years (yikes!) I started specializing in the treatment and prevention/education of head lice in 2005. So, how did you end up being The Lice Fairy – Head Lice Specialist?
I started thinking about head lice treatments, removal and prevention as my business in 2005.
As a hairdresser I realized there was a huge lack of accurate information available to parents, teachers and carers about head lice and how to treat and prevent them. Even hairdressers often have very little idea what to do, because when we do encounter them, we want rid of them (and sadly the client) ASAP so we shoo them out of the salon to go and get a treatment from “the chemist down the road and come back for your haircut when you have used the treatment.”
As a friend it became apparent that a lot of people had either never seen head lice or if they had been unlucky enough to have experienced them, they had very sketchy ideas on what to do. Many of my friends relied on “old wives tales” and a prayer to deal with head lice and nits.
As a mum I knew there had to be a better, kinder, more dignified way to look after our little people instead of taking them from pillar to post only to get inaccurate information and bottles of chemicals to douse their hair with. This was not the way I wanted it to be! I knew I could help other parents and point them in the right direction.
How does a session work?
I am available for consultation and advice by appointment over the telephone, in person or via e-mail. Natural, organic lice prevention and treatment products can be purchased on my website.
I also provide a treatment service where visit clients in their home when ever possible. I normally find this is better for the children. Having head lice can be a difficult and often scary experience for little ones.
I can also visit schools, day care centres etc. to run workshops and teach parents and care givers what to look for and how to treat suspected case of head lice.
How much does a session normally cost?
It varies from the Initial Free Consultation worth $15-$30 to $300 + depending on the level of infestation, the number of family members affected and the length and type of hair and the sort of service required. Some families are more “hands on” and want to help and learn at the same time where others just want me to do absolutely everything and I am fine with either, what ever suits them.
Is The Lice Fairy service suitable for everyone?
Everyone can be treated from small toddlers to grandparents. Anyone (human) who has hair can get head lice. The eco.kid range of products are suitable for ages 18mths and up and all hair types.
Where can we find out more about natural head lice prevention?
Visit my website: www.thelicefairy.com.au for everything you need to know about lice – there are lots of free resources for everyone!
I would recommend The Lice Fairy service because it helps give parents their confidence in knowing what to look for, how to treat and prevent further infestations. The products I use and recommend are organic and eco friendly. You have to shampoo your children’s hair, so to me it makes sense to use something that doesn’t have harmful chemicals and prevents head lice at the same time!
Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?
“Lice aren’t scary when you know The Lice Fairy” and “Don’t let your fears stand in the way of your dreams”
How can people get in touch with you?
Phone: 0422 307 520
Website: www.thelicefairy.com.au Giveaway: As a special back to school giveaway, Linzi The Lice Fairy is giving away THREE of her natural, organic eco.kid Lice Bomb Packs! A natural, effective, organic range of head lice treatment & prevention products that are tough on lice but gentle on our kids & the planet.
This giveaway has now closed. The winners were Lucie, Silvana and Daphne! Congratulations!
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This giveaway is only open to Australian residents. The winners will be chosen using random.org and emailed (please leave a valid email and check your inbox!) and announced on this blog post. The giveaway starts now and finishes on Thursday the 24th of January, 2013 at midnite.
Good luck everyone and many thanks Linzi for letting us take a peak into your world as a head lice specialist!
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