Careful who you listen too! 

Too often we hear about people getting some advice that is more like a quick fix to hair problems rather than a long term solution. Especially when it comes to colouring hair, doing it right can be a long process that requires time which some people don’t want to put in. If you think about it and add up the time and money you invest, it makes more sense to get it done right the first time. 


Now while pulling out a chart with color swatches seems like the norm, it’s more like a chemist DIY choosing a box to take home. We do not reccomend or advise on this type of discussion when it comes to color, everyone’s hair is different, your color history is different, all of this needs to be taken into consideration when your looking for color or advice. 

Hairdressing is an art and takes years to understand the science behind it. If you want perfection it may take longer, it may not also. It’s best to do some research on where to go, who to go too and then discuss it rather than getting random advice.

 After all it typically takes longer than 2 weeks to grow out a disaster! 

Men’s haircuts gone wrong

You only have to step out of your house, you see it everywhere. Everyone is leaving the top longer yet only a few should actually be doing it!


Whilst cool and on point hair is just that it doesn’t always suit everyone.

This type of cut on a round face with a large forehead is wrong!

Ok so you heard it, doing this on the wrong face will add weight and make you look chubby, you don’t care and your a rule breaker!

Then you have to break it up and add texture, color or variation as the more solid it appears the bigger your head looks and you risk looking like a cartoon character. Sure no one will tell you, they will say cool Man it’s fine but in reality you will end up going back and deleting every single photo of you you can find. We are doing you a favour, a community service if you will. 

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Something Fresh to wear this season

Well it could be summer if your in India or coming Winter if your in Australia but it’s always nice to have something fresh, not the same old you, a new update u1.1


Now whilst these tunaterrific flip flops look fresh they won’t be for long so it’s important to keep changing and evolving. Wearing you hair the same way month after month, year after year is not ok, you don’t wear the same style clothes your entire life do you?

Change doesn’t have to make your palms cold and clammy in fact it should be a slow movement towards a desired goal that way it’s more subtle changes than one drastic one. So if you are looking for short why not stop a few times in between and enjoy those lengths too? Going blonde why not do it gradually ( better for your hair also ) then it looks like several changes not just one. 

Hair grows and will continue for up to 6 months after you die so it’s kind of the only time to do nothing, now is the time to have fun with it. 

Yes we like nice smelling hair too Nicole

Nothing more off putting that someone with hair that smells, sure you say yours doesn’t smell. Fact is you won’t be able to smell it. You have just pulled it to your nose now haven’t you? 😭


While some are still doing home remedies of onion pulp or coconut oil or egg 😳 which all do nothing but create a breeding ground for bacteria on your scalp, your left with hair that has a certain 💩 smell. Yes you do.

Label M have released a hair perfume, yes you heard correctly it’s a perfume for your hair! Now hair absorbs the environment and with pollution the way it is and the smells we have to endure every day it’s kind of long overdue. It’s light, safe and long lasting. 

Unless you want to be one of those people that walks into the club with a cloud of “herbal strawberry 🍓 ” scent following you, get your hair perfume and be safe! 

Information is only part of the dish

It’s great to know how and why with things, it’s another to fully understand it through experience. The reality is a lot of people think they know more than others and even at times say they are the best, but who can actually say that?


Still in some parts of the education system it is still taught counting apples 🍎 rather than taking the “people” equation into consideration.  After all not matter what we are doing in some way or another it’s people we are doing it for or with so it’s important we factor feelings, emotions into it. 

Just like food, it always tastes better when you add a little something to it not just raw information. 

Education is the start, not arrogant understanding yet a humble hunger for more is what makes you a better person day in and day out. 

Mrs Palmer & her 5 daughters are taking care of business 

As the saying goes ” If you want something done properly, you have to do it yourself”. Or in some cases if you want it at all you have to do it yourself lol 😂 

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We bring up Mrs Palmer and her 5 daughters because some people still to this day think that if they watch one or two YouTube video’s or spend 10 min in a salon that they are experts. 

Now whilst sometimes you may have to wait in a salon un attended for a minute or two, end up watching the hairstylist at work ( this is not the same as training for years) 

Now there are some take away tips for doing your hair at home, if the foundation cut is correct you will have to do very little, we will teach you don’t worry.  

When it comes to what products or equipment you need to get you over the line ( yes we are still talking about your hair lol ) it’s part of what we do. If you can’t recreate what we do in a realistic amount of time then there is a problem.  

Come see us and let us get you to that ” happy place” 😝😂🤘🏻

Your life, you decide how awesome it should be

Weekend comes to an end, strangely it happens same time every week FML. We all think, shit Monday again. The strange thing is, every time you say it you cement in your mind that Mondays are bad and in fact they are a brand new start. Like getting a ctrl alt delete on your work life and having a new start. 


Personally Monday’s I like, as it’s down to business but at a slower pace, you have had time to group your thoughts and get yourself charged and hopefully had a great sleep!

It’s attitude, change your attitude and your life changes. 

Fresh never goes on Sale

Ever wondered why some companies only sell on discount rather than quality?

Always 10%-50% off or buy one get two etc etc


You put on sale or discount fish on the second day!

Sunday the perfect day to get yourself refreshed

Sundays are like natures ctl alt delete where we spend the full 24hrs knowing we do not have to think about work ( unless your work Sundays in which case life really does suck )

A sleep in, breakfast in bed and take your time changing and showering sounds like a good day! A perfect day with loved ones is the best!


But what if you looked at things differently? Instead of thinking Sunday was a day to recover rather think of it as a day to refuel? Get inspired and recharge your batteries?

We open Sundays 11-6pm and can make sure that your putting your best foot forward from Monday. 

Get some clothes on & Call us we have awesome coffee ☕️ and of course hair 011-41010011

Men’s hair 2017

One of the most common mistakes guys make is with the choice of hair, often guys choose there hairstyle based on there latest action movie. Which let’s be honest is kind of a generalisation but kind of true too lol. The fact that no two heads are the same makes us think that maybe this way of deciding what hair to wear is not always going to get you looking like the best version of you possible. 

Now the best way to get anything in life is know the details, well that’s where we come in. We always have a detailed co cersation about you, your hair, your expectations and then together come with a plan that will work. It’s not always easy to get the info out, in fact you may not even know what you want, we ask enough question till we get the answers. 

Following the flock is a good idea if your a migrating bird or in a crowd at a soccer stadium trying to exit but when it comes to fashion and style won’t get you anywhere. 


Guys if we can give you one small piece of advice, stand out and get the look that suits you, your style, your attitude that works and you can manage. 

Consultations are complimentary and bookings advisable but coffee is always brewing if your happy to hang and chill with us. 

We are open until 8 weekdays and Sundays from 11-6pm

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How to hold on to your boo

It’s late and it’s almost like it’s already fading away, it started intense so intense and you did everything to keep it that way. Everyone asked you about it, in fact people just looked and smiled with envy. 

You go back through your feed and remember when you were out together, so much fun. 


Don’t let your color boo wash down the drain!

If you use a sulfate free shampoo your color lasts longer!

Fact

Why washing every second day is wrong

It’s 40 degrees and your perspiring, your in and out of airconditioning. What does that dried up sweat 💦 do to your scalp?


Well let’s talk about it without trying to put you off your dinner for a week!

Perspiration is your bodies fluid, a salty substance excreted from your pores, left on your skin will dry and dry out the surface and change the PH level of your scalp. Now imagine dust and dirt being attracted to the moisture and sticking, so now you have dust, dirt, salty sweat sitting on your scalp making the perfect home for bacteria. 

You had a long day, work sucks and you really can’t be bothered washing it, after all it will take you another 30 min to dry it or even more embarrassing your cut sucks so much it has to be blow dried or you look like you spent 4 days riding around town in an auto rickshaw. 

Want to know more?

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Always shampoo your hair daily and always condition it! We use and reccomend Alfa Parf products

Not saying you’re Ugly but hope you saw the sign on the way home!

Friends are the ones that will tell you to your face, you look like 💩 


Now since telling you all your Ugly isn’t really the most positive message we could spread in our new marketing strategy, we decided to simply ask you the question and open up our phone lines! 
Operators are standing by

Phone ☎️ 011-41010011

When you were told it would fade

There are moments that a little fade is normal and expected, hair has the capacity at times to retain color if the condition is right and Maintainence is sorted. 


Then there are times when fading is not acceptable. Now with so many so called Beauty experts, beauty bloggers, mothers and grandmothers it’s hard to know who to listen too or who to trust and depending on who you ask or at what time as to the answer you get. 

We like to think of ourselves as experts and I guess studying for 4 years full time to call ourselves “Hairstylists” gives us the right to tell you what to believe. It’s not a gage of who knows best but if the color is meant to be done by hairstylists one would imagine that they know how it should be maintained? 

A few things to consider to prevent your color from fading 

  • The depth and longevity of your color is determined amoungst other factors varied on the condition and color your colouring over ( if it’s been bleeched white, you can not expect the hair to hold the same as natural hair for example )
  • Your shampoo has to change, SLS & Parabin free shampoo has been around for years, it’s not a fad nor are the benifits a myth. We use Alfa Parf which there range is SLS free
  • Never use OIL NEVER EVER! Coats your hair, heats up hair and causes it to become brittle and color will fade. 
  • Always condition!
  • Trim every 6-8 weeks
  • Don’t go over the ends every time (only when it needs it and that would be like once a year!)
  • Water quality & Chlorine from swimming plays a large part in it also so try to avoid hard water and pools or better still put it in a cap and use a little uv protection to help chemical absorbing. 

Got a problem with your color? Ask us anything we are happy to help. 

Give us a shout! 

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How to find the right hairdresser for you!

Well recently we were told you could look on “Craig’s list” for one, but honestly we are not going up recomend that option unless you’re a backpacker looking for a free ride and possibly happy with some weirdo driving you through the desert 🌵 


It needs to be a relationship that both know what page you are on, the ice has been Brocken and your in a good place. Now given everyone is different and personalities vary how do you find that fast, because you need your blow out done tomorrow night!?

Well here is the quickest way

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Or use this checklist

  • Search on line for a person not a salon in your area who specialises in hair. Google is great but don’t just look at the paid ads!
  • Look at the salon & persons profile online, Facebook, Instagram etc
  • Drop them a DM and ask some random question, see if they even reply. 
  • Look on all the leading fashion magazines like Elle, Vogue, Cosmopolitan or Harpers Bazaar to see who they talk about. 
  • Go through the salon website and see if it’s just about money & price or it’s about hair
  • Ask your friends or complete strangers who does there hair. 

At the end of the day the relationship you have will largely determine if your hairstylist “gets you” or is simply telling you to do xyz. 

Slide us a DM @rodankersalons or go old school

So you have a smart phone with

Instagram 

Snapchat 

Facebook

Pinterest 

But your rollin old school and want to call us?


We love a little gas bag on the phone 📱 011-41010011 open 10-8 everyday except Sundays open 11-6

Or for those who like a brighter outlook drop us a note

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Yes you need 3 servings a day

We get asked a lot and I mean a lot about diet and hair growth, some people have the best excuses why they eat the way they do and all are in your head! 

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A balanced diet enables your body to function the best way it was designed. Like all things, you need it in moderation so a few days of fruit doesn’t make up for the weeks without it as much as a weekend on the turps followed by a week of detox! 

Have it all, in moderation and make sure you cover the five food groups. 

How to get Mug shot hair on fleek

So you’ve been caught doing something illegal after a heavy night on the turps. No one is blaming you, we know he deserved it, with with you girl but your hair looks like you spent the night in the back of the taxi…… parked ( if you know what I mean )

A good cut would have allowed you to shake the nonsense out of it and most likely look ok but instead you got yourself possibly the worst mug shot, god help you the media doesn’t get hold of it or you will be reminded of that buy one get one free cut you got forever!

Come see us before the weekend because you never know when your going to get caught! 

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Awesome hair happens in Salons not under a tree

You may as well asked them to solve global warming and you thought creating a taper cut would be fairly basic yet sadly it’s not!


Guys it’s time that you realised that your hair is your outfit, you can not spend 5 min on it and expect to look like a GQ model. Having a reference picture and idea of how to style it is not left to celebrities or Bollywood it’s expected from you too!

The best way to get what you want and something  that not only suits but something you can manage and replicate you need to go to someone that “gets it”. 

  1. We do, come and see how we can change things for you

The download on how to keep yourself protected

No we have decided to sell coloured condoms, yet we are sure that some would think we should it makes perfect sense. Well we do sexy hair, sexy hair leads to sexy times or something like that but we are not. We want to give you the 401 on maintaining your hair color. 


You can do everything right and yet sometimes things still go wrong, could be the water could have been the state of your hair before you coloured it or a act of mystery but 99% of the time if the color is done properly it’s what and how you treat it when you leave the salon. Simple fact to remember the better the condition, the better the longevity of the tone and shade of color. 

  • Use a sulfate free shampoo always always always
  • Always condition, yes guys too every time you wash you condition. This closes the cuticle and keeps the color from fading. 
  • If it’s blonde, use a brightening shampoo like the one we stock from Label M alternate days. It’s purple and helps reduce gold or yellow pigment. 
  • Don’t use oil! Do t care what your mum or grandmother say it’s wrong! It coats the hair, makes it shinny but acts like a coating on the hair shaft making moisture dry out internally hence effecting the color dramatically. 
  • Don’t try and do DIY hair expecting it to look like anything on Pinterest other than a disaster. Trust professionals only. 
  • Don’t shop solely on price, sad reality is whilst some will try there best to convince you they are the best yet once it’s done you will end up spending more fixing it!

So before you head to a salon and tell them what to do like your ordering your dinner at a take away do your research on line, check what work the salon does, check check and recheck. It’s your hair so do your research and once you have left the salon make sure to look after it!

Grass is not greener!

If your born in one country, you possibly have grown up thinking fairer skin is better, if you gee up in another you possibly grew up thinking fair skin looks skin you need color. 


One half wants to be darker, the other half wants to be lighter!?!

Stop this nonsense!

I think we can safely say be happy with what you have! Using fairness cremé’s or having a “brightening facial ” have a potentially huge list of side effects, we don’t do it and suggest you never do. 

Because of consumers being fed with white skin “brightening” type campaigns it creates a need.  Let’s embrace ourselves because light skin gets burnt faster, blisters, marks and potentially get skin cancer faster. 

I’ve actually seen and I’m sure a few of you have in Wedding ads looking for bride or groom ” Must be Fair” these type of comments or requests are highly racist in the most raw form! 

Grass is not greener on the other side love yourself and others based on what’s beneath the skin not the color of it. 

Who wore it better?

Cannes 2017 and such beautiful clear skies and the red carpet is set and the who’s who of the film and entertainment industry all turned out and some pulled out the big guns and even got stylist’s and had planned months in advance. We personally loved Bella Hadid’s look and Rihanna looked hot!

When it comes to commentating on the red carpet we don’t typically do it although there was the odd misshap with hair, a gold ends with brown roots once put up in a bun looks two tone. Unless that’s the look your going for, someone should have stopped you, tripped you over or given you a hat. 

Now god love her,my grandmother who passed away at the ripe age of 96 used to make these dolls to hide toilet paper which, let’s be honest look perfectly fine in the toilet in fact some used to tie a little sachet of lavender on them to keep the room fresh! You will thank us one day for this info! 

We saw this and got thinking was the stylist having a creative block, it happens and the pressure is intense sitting on the toilet, there phone battery ran out and left with only a blank stare around the bathroom…… then boom inspiration hit!

Who wore it better? 


Who was your favorite?

It all fits together like a jig saw puzzle

Getting the right look is a head to toe thing and is not judgemental other than the overall esthetic of how it all  works together as a total look. 

If you think your head is too big or your butt looks huge then maybe shaving it is not the answer, if you have eyes 👀 like goldfish then maybe you need long bangs. Everything plays a part in your look. 
But remember one thing, your you, your perfect the way you are and let no one tell you otherwise. It’s one thing to be aware of what your insecure about, it’s not cool to be obsessed about it. ✌🏻

When you ordered spicy and got boring

Expectations vs reality is offer a hard thing to match and when it comes to getting the hair exactly right it requires a lot of talk and understanding, to get inside your brain and see what your seeing. 


That’s why we always discuss it prior to doing anything else, some say it’s like getting the third degree from your mother after a late night out. We like to call it finding out all the details before we start. 

Like ordering a meal when your out, something that sounds amazing turns out to be as basic as the Aunt no one talks too. 

Your hair goal is often locked up in your head, the key is most likely in the and room, it’s our job to find it! 

When your hair is just not right

The thought that a haircut or color is like picking up a loaf of bread on your way home is still a reality in some parts of the world, yes it’s sad but some people have not experienced hair they love. 


I guess for these people they can’t understand it simply because  they have not experienced it. Hair is a complex medium that requires understanding of movement and reactions, it’s learnt over years not weeks or months. 
We all know someone who has had a hair disaster and simply won’t leave the house, this is typical side effect of someone who shops on price alone and doesn’t really care about the end result. Well not until the end result looks more like a wig in a horror movie anyway. 

Get 32% cooler by getting a haircut! 

Did you know that the recent studies done by the university of Hair-Heat & Technology in the Gobi desert discovered that getting a haircut will reduce your body temperature by up to 32% as well as increase your chances of a match on Tinder!


Now we are all for cooling down considering for the next 2-3 months the temperature is set to be between 40-50 degrees and only escape is in the wee hours of the morning. However if you work in an air conditioned space this can be one troublesome says Alaskan born Miki Yukon ( small river ) who always wears his polar bear jacket when I’m his office in CP. I often get the chills even in this temperature but recently got my haircut at the Meherchand market salon and since then have been too cold he says. 

Well Miki, we are standing by what we said, not everyone has an overly cooked AC and your lucky, for the rest of us, it’s a haircut and a fan!

Pop the hood let us check it out

By default we have become the Creators of colors and the go too salon to fix disasters. With the huge amount of variation of colors we do it’s a breaking ground for being creative and having a full understanding about color. 


If you have had a disaster or not in love with your color then it’s time you came in and let us check it out. We are not here to judge, simply listen and offer suggestions. 

When you know it’s time to visit the Salon

You woke up let’s just say feeling like crap, you make your way to the mirror and realise that no amount of dry shampoo or clips is going to make you look good!


Shower, because it will make you not smell homeless then make a booking to come see us. 
Rod Anker Salon phone number  011-41010011

We cut hair not prices

The world is reaching saturation point for a lot, sure you have areas being developed daily that simply did not exist yesterday because of the pace that the consumer patterns change based on the way life is changing. 


However there is one fact that remains when it comes to a service like hairdressing, it’s delivered and done by people, real humans and is a service. We are all unique and have completely different opinions of almost everything so it’s almost impossible to get the same thing from two different people. Or at the very least the exact same experience or result from two different salons. 

It’s training and experience as well as life experience, everyone is different. 

What is interesting is that some people shop for a salon based on just price with little thought that by cutting corners they will get the same thing as possibly a more expensive salon! You have some salons even not training thinking that price alone is all people care about, when in fact it’s quality & experience then price.

Do want to go to a salon that cuts hair not corners and puts all its energy on experience and result or a salon that only focuses on being cheap? 

Turn it down

Your sitting in the salon and remember seeing these old fashion hood dryers and read somewhere that it speeds things up? Well why don’t you have one?


In the day, these were used when we “set” the hair and it’s rarely thought of to speed up color but it’s the wrong way to use it! 

When you add heat your cuticle becomes swollen, which will cause it to be weakened. When using a bleach ( which is where most use heat) it lightens the hair faster by shrinking the gold molecules but once the swelling subsides the level of gold returns hence two or three days later you think its brassy. 

When you are colouring it can not be made to happen faster without consequences so it’s best to allow the right amount of time. 

Pop the Champagne

A year ago we opened our flagship salon in Meherchand market this week!


Anyone who has been in business knows nothing comes easy and it has had its ups and downs but we have to say we are overwhelmed with the response. “Choosing a quieter market where parking is easy and the vibe is Art meets culture, it was a perfect fit for our brand” says Rod. We are an established brand but finally finding our home took some time.  

With two floors, both dedicated to JUST HAIR, its a true Hair Salon that specialises in hair! We continue to be the leaders in the Industry, delivering up to the minute trends, techniques and advice that makes sure that not only you love your hair, that the hair industry grows to one day be on par Internationally. 

Lots of things in the pipeline for the next 12 months which is scary & super exciting and can’t wait to share it all with our friends & clients so stay tuned says co founder Merrylin Boro. 

Go drop in and speak to the guys & gals and talk hair and have a coffee on us 

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When your blonde hair looks yellow

So you have lightened up your hair now you look like a canary?


Lightening hair is NOT a DIY type of thing anyone should be trying, no matter how many YouTube video’s you watch everyone’s hair is completely different and it’s history unique. 

Now when it comes to getting the exact tone your after it completely depends on the level your hair is at, you have yellow hair and you want it ash grey, well you have to go lighter first and the combinations are endless. 

How do I keep it that color or will it fade?

Depending on the history of your hair, current condition, home hair care when it fades or if it fades. A toner masks certain colors you want and enhances others so there is more than one answer. Use a sulfate free shampoo, always always condition and if needed a blonde balm or “purple shampoo” to keep blondes clean and yellow free. 

Best way to make sure it’s the perfect tone is only visiting a professional salon! 
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Every day is Holi!

Color is such an amazing tool and gift and daily we take for granted. With hair the options are literally endless and just like any art, takes skill, practise and education in order to be able to understand and deliver colors that pop to colors that last. 


We all know what blue, red, green and yellow yet we all can not paint right? We may know what looks good but don’t know what it is or how to describe it or replicate it. 

Knowing color is and truly understanding it is learnt over years with hair, it is not a text book kind of learning rather a true understanding of what colors will work with what colors, undertones and the effect of hue and saturation. Then there is lightening and corrective color ( for those who continually do DIY or discount )

Vogue India named Rod the best colourist in India for a reason, come experience why. 

India answers to Justin Bieber list of demands

Justin Bieber obviously talented and clearly a little anxious about coming to India gives list of demands so he is in the right state of mind and to be honest we get it and to be fair it’s not that extreme. 

We caught up with his local Indian tour manager Ajit who was a little shocked about what the fuss was, said ” we have it totally sorted, belieb me each and everything has been taken care of”. 

He even replied with the following. 

Transport

“A rolls Royce and a jet to himself, two Volvo buses for his 120 member crew”

Reply

Mr Bieber, we have better we will provide you best transport. Swift dZire ( also known as Indian Rolls Royce ) better on mileage and easy parking. Volvo, what is this nonsense we can not put you in this, we have better, we have Tata bus and we will put red light on top, it will look fantastic and will go too fast. Relax. Jet, well we will give you Spice jet, better leg room and to be honest the food is too good, you can even buy things inflight no problem. 

Necessities 

You asked for a ping pong table, a PlayStation, IO hawk, a sofa set, a washing machine, refrigerator, cupboard and massage table. 

Reply

Belieb me we have nailed this. We will provide Carrom board, this is too good and if the power goes off ( which it will ) you can still play. Sofa’s are not good for your posture we will give you Gadda’s in each and every color so your room will look like a Maharaja’s palace. You are staying close to Dhobi-ghat your clothes have never looked so good. Refrigerator, We will give you not one but 5 matka’s which will keep your water too cold. Cupboard ok you got us here, we will give you. Massage table is in your room, just remove elephant ornament from the table. 

Stay

You want 2 five star hotels, rooms with purple carnations and no lily flowers
Reply

We always give you more, we provide 3 hotels for you, one 1 star and two 2 star ( total 5 star ) very close to metro and good for sightseeing. 

The walls are all painted purple too, which was original color so no paint fumes, you will love it. Views are too good. 

Lily’s we will only put them in the  toilet it is ok

Comfort 

You wanted yoga, candles and Insence sticks, dove body wash and lip balms. 

Reply

Oh you worry too much Bieber ji we have this, it is India we have each and everything. 

India is the home of Yoga, We even have a Yogi as a political leader and have national holiday for it, don’t you worry no need to get from Kerala. Incense sticks, we will be burning Gobar for you to make sure you get full Indian experience. Dove body wash, we will sign a endorsement with Dove sir and the photos we take in your bathroom will become a national ad campaign, you fame in the west will look like nothing compared to India! 

Decor

Have you been to Indian wedding? You know nothing, we have this so don’t you worry ok, a low key wedding has more people than your little get together concert and we don’t have to provide food so this is too easy!

Food

You want boiled vegetables and ranch sauce with some lettuce I don’t know what it is. 

Reply

We have Chotu with chetak 125cc he is at your disposal to get you anything you feel like, just need 45-90 min advance in Mumbai traffic is too bad. We also go one step further ( Indian hospitality ) we are setting up stand in your lobby with 24hr supply of Mumbai burger called Vada-Pav even Anthony bourdain thinks they are too tasty!

Backstage 

You are a super star and your list was too small so we do something special. We will give you

Thumbs up – warm not too cold

Water cold and room temperature ( because if it’s too cold it is not good for your health)

Parle-G biscuits – dip it in your chai, your welcome

Aloo bhujia

Samosa

Bread pakora

Chole bhature ( you will die this is too good) please eat before bed it can make you little sleepy

Sula wine which is better than any wine in the world, you will love it

Relax as we said normal india wedding we cater for 2-3,000 people your backstage team is hardly 200 this is nothing

Clothing

You want shirts and socks?

Your mother is not packing your case or what? What is this nonsense, this is not good Justine 

We have spoke to H&M ( this is foreigner brand you know ) they said they have clothing with your name on it, in case we lose you in crowd this is good idea no.  They are sending. 

More than one way to look at everything!

Well France recent move to elect a president that does not have a one sided view on life nor is an extremist makes us all live in hope. 

With everyone’s life now moving faster and expectations bigger than ever for not only now but for our futures we have to look at everything with both eyes open. 


What used to be ok to think a certain way, is now not good enough. What worked yesterday may not work today, what sounded awesome a in 2010 sounds basic in 2017. Everyone’s exposure to the rest of the world has risen and therefore expectations have done the same thing. 

We saw people shopping for hair based on price in the 80’s then on trend which moved to the cool factor, now it’s based on result and quality. Trends come trends go but if your not moving in any direction then you become irrelevant. 

Stop and look at how you can develop yourself, your brand, your circle of change. 

Healthy hair diet you will thank us for

To have healthy hair you need to do a few things and none of which you can swap or change. It’s not a bargaining thing it’s facts, you can not have a good diet and only sleep 3-4 hours a day and expect to be full of energy. Just like you can not skip gym 6 days a week and have a killer body, sadly it just doesn’t work like that. Healthy hair is a combination of what you do internally and how you treat your hair once it’s outside your body. 

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Hair once visible is not living matter so it’s incredibly susceptible to damage and must be treated with respect in order for it to be in best possible condition. 

We all want what we want, some want every chemical treatment available and yet wonder why it’s not silky smooth and healthy, well sometimes you can’t have your cake and eat it too. Healthy hair starts with you and your diet, a balanced diet that ensures your body is getting all the nutrients and fuel to be able to function and grow the best hair.

  Can you increase hair growth? Reality is no, sure some will say you can because we all want to hear it but truth is you can not. Hair grows marginally faster in summer vs winter that is a fact. 

If I’m growing it why should I trim it every 6 weeks?

May be obvious but in case you slept through that class, hair is dead, if you don’t remove the ends every 6-8 weeks then you will get split ends which will travel up your hair shaft and break off. Hence your hair will appear like it’s not growing or at times getting shorter.  If it grows on average 1.5 inches per month you can trim 1/2 inch every 6 weeks it’s still getting longer right?!

Can I rub fruit, oil or anything on it to make it grow faster?

Um no, if you have any idea how skin works, it’s not soil and your not growing tomatoes 🍅 compost on your scalp will only give you a bacteria infection and do absolutely nothing to your hair growth!

Can vitamin supplements help?

In some respect yes, if for whatever reason you can not cover the five food groups then you can add a Su plumber to assist however again this is a last resort and not going to grow your hair faster or thicker. 

The best advice is everything in moderation, make sure you have a hairstylist that will say no to you in the interest of healthy hair, don’t do something for the sake of it and always use good products. 

Men’s hair summer ’17

Men’s hair has never been more easy and free this season with a definite trend towards more casually styled hair. 


What’s in this season

  • Tapered hairlines are still in!
  • Disconnected is in
  • The quiff 
  • Texture & curl is cool
  • Ombré on shorter hair, giving a beach bleached surfer dude
  • Beards are short and moustaches or “pornstache” is cool
  • Grey hair
  • Pastel hair

What’s not cool

  • Square hairlines
  • Flower pot hair, when your head looks like a knob! 
  • Straightening your hair, not cool
  • Big forehead & bigger hair on the top, please stop it looks stupid
  • Trying to cover every grey hair….not cool
  • Massive beards unless it’s manicured like your lawn
  • Cut and shaved high above your ears to get value for money 💰 

Products 

Ideally use as little as possible because no one wants to be that high Maintainence. When the cut is tailored to your style your hair will stay in shape without much work or product. 

If you need a little help try a matte paste, keeping in mind a little goes a long way! Shampoo and condition daily, it maintains a clean bacteria free scalp. 

So there you go, guys gone are the days that everyone cares what car your drove and your latest trip. If your hair is ugly you may as well stay home, your hair says more about your personality than you think. 

Invest some time in getting the best hair!  

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Be warned this information could alter your perspective of reality!


Ever wondered why some companies can claim they are the best yet they completely suck? Why they can say they are the biggest yet all that means is that consumers are stupid? They are the fastest, meaning they managed to find all the gulable people and convince them in one afternoon?

Just because you read something about a company what we have discovered is that it’s rarely true, in fact with most Industry competitions or awards being “bought” to the highest bidder there is almost nothing that is real.  The only true testament to quality when it comes to a hair salon is the work being done, if the end result looks good and there is enough of it chances are the quality is bang on. If you can find much of the finished work on line then it kind of makes us feel a little nervous for you. 

Salons and hairdressing is changing so fast and has been since forever but especially now in India when you have almost all the consumer population on social media in one way or another. Very quickly you can see what beach waves are meant to look like, in a quick search you can find hundreds of variations of color that you like. It’s a great thing for the consumer if you actually use it to your advantage. 

With approximately 80% of our bookings being generated on line it’s a sure sign that the younger generation has embraced social media and the norms of this morning have become a thing of the past, by the time you catch up its already changed. 

Gone see the days of carefully scripted posts with multiple inserted logo’s are not only ugly but outdated. 

Get on line and check us out!

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Instead of telling you how good we are, we show our work and it’s up to you to judge. 

Surfs up and beach waves are now being served

Unless you just woke up from a Coma the coolest thing for a while now is beach waves and like everything hair related we strive to be the best!


It can be like Bihato’s hair at the Met Gala recently or a more tossled version we get it bang on so you will not have to pout when your doing your selfies in fact it will be your hair that you will be dying to load up on line!

Weekend is coming so get yourself in!

Check out our Instagram page and either shoot us a DM or be old school and call us 🤘🏻

Are you ready for the sticky?

Once it gets hot everything becomes sticky and can be not only uncomfortable but fairly ugly. Perspiration is natural however controlling can be a task for some. With your hair if it’s cut right it can totally make life easier and keep you looking cool and not like you just got off a 12 hour bus ride in 45 degree heat and no air conditioner. 


Come see us and see how we can get you summer ready. 

8 out of 10 Indian men do this wrong!

Based on what we see and recent studies Indian men are wearing their hair almost exactly the same, regardless of their face shape or hair texture. Leaving the streets of India looking like a fashion disaster!

We contacted various fashion agencies seeking help to address this epidemic yet none are prepared to offer assistance. 


What is the problem?

Well Indian men have typically certain features which is a general rule but is fairly accurate based on numbers and whilst we all want to look like a villain out of a low budget movie ( and why wouldn’t you! ) it doesn’t suit everyone. 

Your forehead is super sized!

Yes hairlines that have stretched back leaving an exposed hairline is common!

Do not try growing your bangs so long that you can come it down, sideways and around and cover it up! It doesn’t look cool in fact it looks like your bald with a wig! Keep it short, don’t hide it, in fact leave it out in the open!


Wide forehead and you have an undercut?

Your exposed forehead makes your hair the you have left longer look like a knob! Yes you guessed it, not cool!

Having a wide forehead, the top longer, will make your nose look about 3-8 sizes too big for you so don’t do it!!! Keep the area between your ears and forehead short and do not leave weight or length there. 

Long beard that is over grown past your lip?

Fine as long as it’s clean! Nothing more disgusting than a dirty beard!

Rebounding and color!

So could hurt so sit down!

Rebounding is 1980 and destroys your hair, looks fake, hard to grow out and should not be done with color!

Color

Now you may have been dark brown when you were 4, your not now, you have grey hair…. good! Own it! Black hair or a guy that is so obviously 50% or more grey that colors it black is making you look older!

Moral of this story is simple, just because everyone else is doing the same thing doesn’t mean that you should do it! Just because little johnny stays up all night, smokes drugs and drinks beer for breakfast doesn’t meant you could or should do it! 


Hump day fries

So your boss is a complete twat and has almost no idea what actually is happening? They rant and rave about why they think things are the way they are, pulling numbers literally out of thin air like they actually dressed themselves this morning! Seriously?


Go order some 🍟 it fixes everything 

Mc Donalds delivers Just saying! 

You think you can be private in 2017? Seriously?

It’s 2017, you work in almost any field someone you work with, a boss, a customer or a business associate has looked you up on line and seen all your photos, it’s a given!


Now whilst the easiest way to deal with it would be making your profile private because after all your personal life is your own right? Well kind of not, if your in media, PR, fashion, beauty, hair, lifestyle, travel, tours, renovations, public speaking, fitness etc etc you get our point. 

Consumer shops very different now and demand an insight into you and what your selling, not only in the item or service but your brand Dna and what your about! Your not selling anything? I honestly doubt that, even if you only rely on a research grant every 5th year chances are someone will be checking! 

Setting your profile on private because you think people will follow you is not only wrong but incredibly naive. The choice people have is global so you are being compared to the best in the world not in your street, market or village!

Who wore it better at the Met Ball?

What has turned out to be one of the busiest days in the non salon session stylist books is the Met Ball|Gala and this year we have to say Victoria Secret model “Behati Prinsloo” who is married to none other than Adam Levine has completely nailed it with her soft gently brushed out waves! 

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It’s red carpet without being OTT and we love it! 

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Is your color bleeding?

You’ve had the ideal color and you love it, how can you make sure it’s tone stays true between visits?


You color will stay if you do a few basic things and you can not swap and change because your related to the PM live in an upmarket area or think you know your hair better than any hairdresser on the planet so here goes. 

  • For your color to stay it has a direct link to the condition of your hair.  The better condition  the better chance the color will fade. 
  • You have to make sure the cuticle is closed, every time you shampoo you MUST condition. 
  • Hair spa is somewhat not needed, a treatment that closes and soothes the cuticle is beneficial but doubt weekly is required. 
  • Sulfate free shampoo ( aka detergent free ) does not strip color or the tone. 
  • Regular trims, yes every 6 weeks. Why? Well hair that is split that area the color can not hold as the structure is too damaged. 
  • Your precious colors have an impact to the overall tone and fade of your current look. If you have been lighter and gone darker it can fade and go a little brassy or golden so altering the tone or reflect may be needed when you get your top up. 
  • Going over all of your hair each time you get your color done is not only a waste of time and money it damages the ends when you should not be doing it.  The term “Global Color” is only done on the rare occassion your changing your overall color. Hair should be slightly lighter on the ends. Don’t over use chemicals as this will cause damage hence fade. 

For a consultation on what works, what doesn’t and how you can achieve your dream hair give us a call or drop in for a chat. 

Why you need to not tell your hairstylist what to do!

Most hairstylists have experienced clients who come in and chat about there hair, you both seem to be on the same page, the game plan explained and all agreed too. 

Then the moment you start they start to move hair around and give you a step by step how to cut it, which “piece” needs cutting and why. Now we get it some people get anxious and we will make every effort to calm you down but seriously!?


The main reason why this won’t work is because you won’t be happy until we cut that one piece shorter or leave that one section out etc etc. We know hair better than you or you would be cutting it yourself, we know there are some salons that just have no idea and give you chest pain by simply being in the same street as them. That’s not us, if you would feel more comfortable to come in and chat about your hair before your appointment ( a day before or a week before ) please do that because we have a structure and system to follow and by swapping and changing 15-20 times through the cut is never going to make you happy! 

Worlds first hair App that can tell you what color and if your hair suits you. 

We have been laying low whilst spending hundreds of thousands of dollars developing an app called ” Hair Identity meter “. It’s so easy to use and takes no extra storage on your smart or dumb phone. 


Open the app send a photo of your hair or head and working on 3,263 key points the app will then call it as it sees it in a reply or a suitable time to get your shit sorted! With 1,231inr investment money and loaded with a coffee the app was born. 

Find out what your friends color color is

If you think your partners hair looks like a dogs breakfast, shoot us a photo and we will let you know if your right. ( usually where there is smoke there is fire 🔥 )

Does your current look suit you?

We are super excited about how we can deliver the truth in less than a one line reply, sure it puts us under pressure to be brutal says “Rod Anker” developer and mastermind behind the idea. 

We decided that since everyone doesn’t like being told by there friends, family or professionals then we needed to involve a third party to pass on the news to hundreds of thousands of people. Too often people just shop on price for there hair and to be honest the epidemic is becoming an issue right across the country. It used to be confined to small rural areas but now you see people paying a lot of money to look like villagers and we as a group needed to do something.  

Currently the App just launched and we have had 5,65,87,893 downloads which has Brocken every record and  is tipped to be the most widely used app 2017-18. With a 48% rise on app downloads and this being the only app that does not take any space on your phone we are set to explode!

Such exciting times and we have never felt more excited to be telling people there hair looks like shit says ” Mr Goldy Balls”