There’s nothing in the world like the beauty of healthy hair.
Its vitality, color and shine light up a room and lift the spirit. Joico has a name for this remarkable energy. We call it “Joi”.
Joi is at the heart of everything we do.

1. We believe healthy hair is happy hair.

There’s nothing in the world like the beauty of healthy hair. Its vitality, color and shine have a radiance that can’t be ignored, the way it lights up a room, lifts the spirit, and the spirit of others. We have a name for this remarkable energy, we call it “joi”.
Somewhere along the way, through all the cuts and colors, bangs and blowouts, hair starts to lose its joi, because what makes us happy about our hair, and what makes hair happy, can be two different things. At Epic we know they don’t have to be. We believe healthy hair is happy hair.

Joi runs thru everything we do and everything we make, at EpicHair Designs each and every one of our product innovations are created to help return hair to its strongest, shiniest, healthiest state, even after one use, and with every use thereafter. Our tagline “the joi of healthy hair”, is a message that communicates positive emotion and unparalleled science. It’s more than just a promise, it’s a guarantee.

2. Joi extends beyond product.

Our salon innovations are designed to return hair to its strongest, shiniest, healthiest state with each and every use. Our joi extends beyond product to the salon community, which we have supported for years and will for many more years to come. “The joi of healthy hair” is our promise and our commitment.

3. Value

We value our people most, so we aim to create an environment that is challenging yet positive. We reward a job done well. We believe that a good idea can come from anywhere, and encourage everyone to have a voice in what we do no trash talking later about a better idea.

4. Integrity

We keep our expectations high yet within the realm of reality, because results speak louder than hype. We subscribe to a good and fair business process. We don¹t promise what we can’t deliver, and we don¹t expect more in return. We believe in preserving and protecting our shared planet, and ensure that our business practices don¹t negatively impact on her well-being.

5. Respect

We show  for every individual, regardless of title or office size. We embrace each other’s differences and believe we’re richer as a company as a result of our diversity. We know no one likes criticism, but if it means a better product will be produced and our business partners will get better service, then we¹re open to it.

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6. If you just got a replacement for your stolen bike, they WILL be back for it.

While you are reaping that sweet sweet karma from your insurance, and enjoying your new pair of wheels, they are already putting you on the “to-do” list. See #5 for instructions.

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7. There is no single-best security solution.

You first need to understand how the minds of thieves work. They will be looking for the fastest/most quiet way of stealing that bike. Therefore, a combination of security systems that look tedious to break will be the best solution. What does this mean? A best solutions is having ALL 3 of the following:

1) A disk lock on the REAR wheel

Do not buy anything that costs under $90–100. I’m serious. Best bet options would be something like this XENA Disk Lock or ABUS Disk Lock, both equipped with alarms. Cutting these locks will most probably not be an option, while removing a rear wheel is a lot harder/longer than the front one.

2) A chain lock going trough HARD PARTS of the bike

ex. frame, braced swingarm etc. If this is not an option, opt for sliding it through the rear wheel and placing the disk lock on the front one. Just make sure that you don’t chain it to a picket fence.

Pro-tip: try to have the chain as high as possible. When the chain is not near or touching the ground it’s a LOT harder to cut.

Same as the disk lock, don’t buy anything below $100. Some safe options are this KRYPTONITE Chain, this ABUS Chain or anything in the same category. Every thief has a pair of nice bolt-cutters that can cut trough any cheap chain. High-end chains will take a LOT more time to cut, as well as make a lot of noise. Time and noise are the thief’s worst enemy.

3) Lock the damn steering

Yes, I know some are very easy to break, but add it to the two above, and it’s just another item on the “time schedule”.

Note 1

In case you have LoJack or anything similar installed, make sure you keep the wiring and boxes out of the obvious places. They will definitely be looking for any non-OEM wires/hardware under the seat and tank. LoJack stickers are even worse; only maybe when you don’t actually have a gps unit, in which case — good job making them look. If you want to go really crazy, make/buy something like this and stick it in the headlights or something.

Note 2

In case you cover your bike with a tarp, get another cheaper lock with an alarm and use that to tie up the tarp around the bike. That’s an additional hassle for thieves; it makes noise, and they have no idea what’s waiting for them underneath in terms of security.

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8. Chain bikes one to another when travelling.

This one should be a no-brainer as well.

9. How to spot a “scout”?

Your bike will be scouted numerous time, and you better be sure that by now the thieves know your daily routine.

A common occurrence would be a person walking with a dog or a kid. What they are doing is checking for any devices that have alarms. If someone spots them while scouting, they can say the dog or kid tipped the alarm off.

10. So how is it done?

The average time thieves would spend on stealing a bike is 30 sec. The most they would dare spend is a couple of minutes. This is where the 3 points from #7 come to play — time.

The order of events being carried out during a job are the following:

  1. The ignition is set up to be ready for start
  2. Safety equipment removed (disk lock, chain)
  3. Steering lock is snapped
  4. Ignition is plugged, bike is started
  5. The bike is taken out of sight and checked for GPS devices

Sometimes, the bike might be left someplace else in the neighbourhood; covered and locked up. In case your bike goes missing, make sure you scout the area for any covered bikes.

Final Note

A lot of this info came from posts and comments on /r/motorcycles, so I want to pay my respects where they are due.

Original Article : Medium

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