How to get your hair summer ready now!

Summer is here and unless you are planning on walking around with a bucket of chilled water you need to start planning now how to keep your hair hydrated! Its like anything with a little preparation you can have the best hair but if you leave it until its too late, its too late!

 

 

Things you can do now to get your hair ready for 40+ degrees daily

  • Get a trim, yes every 6-8 weeks at least regardless if you are growing it or not, the ends need to be removed to ensure no split ends appear
  • Don’t overlap your color, just because you are getting your roots touched up doesn’t mean the ends need to have another chemical over the top of them, this is not needed most of the time and only should be done every 3-5th color if at all! Depending on the color
  • Don’t over use hot styling tools like irons, tongs blow dryer etc
  • Always condition
  • Stop putting coconut oil on your hair! Dehydrates and causes the hair to loose moisture rather than what you think it adds!
  • Get a linseed moisture treatment every time you get a cut during summer, adds moisture tightly into the hair and rehydrates the hair

 

This’ll get you started but if you already ae struggling then drop in and see us and let us work out what is the best options for you!

Where to get your Baliagé done perfectly

Thinking of a new color that doesn’t lock you into salon visits every few weeks? We love seeing you every couple of weeks but e also know its impractical on several fronts so Baliagé has to be the best way to get fresh and give you color without making you some visit us every few weeks, in fact you can get away with every 2-3 months!

 

Like most artistic services it depends a lot on the way it is done, its not a mix and apply type color and is reliant a lot on the skill level of the hairstylist so with this it is important that you do your research before taking the next step, check out our Instagram page and see if you think we have what it takes to give you the right look!

Hair power foods to eat!

So many opinions about what food to eat and what is the best for hair, skin and nails when any qualified nutritionist will tell you the basics which is the 5 food groups and cover all of them and live a healthy life with enough water and sleep your body will function the way it is intended!

So before you order that extra cheese thick crust Pizza think of your hair!

 

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Mens haircuts that work on Indian dude’s

Its often said that its hard to decide what hair to have for you guys, it has even been said that Guys don’t know how to search on the internet, to that we say ok maybe they don’t but maybe we can help. Here is a haircut that works well on Indian guys and here is two options for the same thing.

 

So the above photo is a cut thats cool carefree and can be tamed down on the top but lends itself to being a little free and easy, whilst keeping the sides short, making it low maintenance!

 

More or less the same haircut but with one big difference and that is there is no undercut, a lot of guys don’t realise that if you are carrying a little extra weight or have a large forehead then having an undercut can add more weight and/or make your forehead look bigger!

 

If this has made you think about your hair then why not pick up the phone and give us a call

 

 

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What you need to think about before celebrating Holi

Holi is a festival that is invasive to say the least, if you are all dressed up, hair done and head on then expect some random person to think its ok to throw coloured powder or water on you regardlessly!

Now whilst if you choose to play this game, or celebrate it could be fun however if you have just had a color done it can be a disaster that will take weeks or months to fix!

A boy reacts as his face is smeared with colored powder during Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Calcutta, India. (AP Photo/Sucheta Das)

Now a lot reading this will say there are safe colors, ones that wash out easily and yet even after experiencing this time for the last 10 years have never seen them in action. The reality is the lighter your hair the more the staining will occur, so yes if you have black or dark hair you will not see the pink powder in your hair only maybe on your skin for a few days until you scrub it off!

Imagine you have spent good money getting your color done and a few hours in the Salon and finally your loving your hair only to get it ruined by a random stranger throwing coloured powder on you? How can you prevent it?

Reality would be to stay inside but if thats not an option we suggest the following

  • Don’t wash your hair for 2 days prior
  • Load up your hair with a wax or paste before heading out, this will help give it a slight protection
  • Cover with a scarf and tie it tightly, making sure that the ends are undercover also
  • Hairspray over it will also prevent staining to some extent

All of this is not 100% however it may help somewhat but obviously being out of that situation is better than anything listed here!

After the day is over and you are back home, use a clarifying shampoo on DAMP hair not wet, wash it 3 times to remove the color and condition.

Obviously it would be a great thing if people respected other people and did not throw random color on people, however until then being cautious is always better!

If you have been stained and its risking ruining your mojo then give us a call and lets have a look at it to see what can be done!

 

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How to protect your hair color this Holi

Holi is a festival that is invasive to say the least, if you are all dressed up, hair done and head on then expect some random person to think its ok to throw coloured powder or water on you regardlessly!

Now whilst if you choose to play this game, or celebrate it could be fun however if you have just had a color done it can be a disaster that will take weeks or months to fix!

Now a lot reading this will say there are safe colors, ones that wash out easily and yet even after experiencing this time for the last 10 years have never seen them in action. The reality is the lighter your hair the more the staining will occur, so yes if you have black or dark hair you will not see the pink powder in your hair only maybe on your skin for a few days until you scrub it off!

Imagine you have spent good money getting your color done and a few hours in the Salon and finally your loving your hair only to get it ruined by a random stranger throwing coloured powder on you? How can you prevent it?

Reality would be to stay inside but if thats not an option we suggest the following

  • Don’t wash your hair for 2 days prior
  • Load up your hair with a wax or paste before heading out, this will help give it a slight protection
  • Cover with a scarf and tie it tightly, making sure that the ends are undercover also
  • Hairspray over it will also prevent staining to some extent

All of this is not 100% however it may help somewhat but obviously being out of that situation is better than anything listed here!

After the day is over and you are back home, use a clarifying shampoo on DAMP hair not wet, wash it 3 times to remove the color and condition.

 

If you have been stained and its risking ruining your mojo then give us a call and lets have a look at it to see what can be done!

 

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How to get your hair Summer ready

If you have not been outside in the last week, summer is here and it has gone from 20-30 and its only going to get hotter for the next 6 months and if you don’t act now you will be left with dry frizzy hair for summer!

Easy things you can do to get yourself ready for the heat that is about to drop!

 

  1. Get your hair trimmed, did you know that you should be doing this every 6-8 weeks regardless
  2. Dont do chemical treatments unless they are 100% needed, Keratin is not going to make it healthier, its still a chemical!
  3. If its dehydrated then why not get a Alfa Parf Linseed moisture treatment, hydrates your hair better than any mask, spa or product on the market and plumps the hair full of much needed moisture
  4. Maintain your color, but don’t over do it, if it is not needed the don’t do it
  5. Using hot tools like tongs, irons etc avoid excessive use and always use a heat protection serum like Crystal Liquid

 

Hope this helps and if you think you have already overdone it then give us a call or drop in and see what we can do to get it sorted out!

Hair foods to eat!

So many opinions about what food to eat and what is the best for hair, skin and nails when any qualified nutritionist will tell you the basics which is the 5 food groups and cover all of them and live a healthy life with enough water and sleep your body will function the way it is intended!

So before you order that extra cheese thick crust Pizza think of your hair!

 

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Is it time you started colouring your hair Guys?

So you have seen it all and yet nothing really interests you enough for you to book in for a color?

Well just because its not a normal mainstream color doesn’t mean it could not be cool, why not think outside the box and get some color just for fun!

 

Is that baliagé or did a pigeon just crap on your head?

have you had your color done after so many resins and saves on both Pinterest and instagram and yet its so far wrong it requires a hat?

Chill not saying we can fix it, but we can certainly have a look and see if we can do something to get it sorted! Give us a call on 011 410 10011

When your hair has been chewed

Too often we see clients coming in having been to another salon and the cut looks more like it has been chewed rather than cut by professionals, now this is not a dig at anyone just stating the obvious and its sad. Hairdressing is an art and needs to be respected as it is or it becomes a product which it never can be, its a service!

 

If your hair isn’t working, asking for simply  ” A good cut” is never going to work, Im sure as much as you are that no one intentionally gives you a bad haircut however its far more in-depth than simply asking for a good one like you ask for a fresh cake at the bakery not yesterdays, it doesn’t work like that. Sooner or later everyone will be focusing on quality hairdressing rather than increasing the number of outlets they have but until then its up to you to do some research and find the best hair salon for you!

 

If you think we have what it takes to give you what you are looking for then give us a call or drop in for a chat and see if it clicks!

 

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If you love your friends, come get a blow out before heading out!

The weekend comes around far too quick and it’s here again so what does that mean?

If you love your mates, then come get a blow out so when they are holding your hair back they won’t feel so disgusted 😆

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When all you talk about is size!

Every single day, advertising use the terms, Biggest, fastest, certain number of outlets etc etc but have you ever wondered how this makes any difference to you?

Isn’t it better just to be the best rather than the fastest, cheapest or biggest?

We will grow but we will always maintain our vision and quality and that is by far the most important thing!

Why is your color fading or growing out too soon?

You have spent the time, money and effort to get your color done but it fades why?

 

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Lets clear the air by saying that your regrowth growing out is not color fading, this is called your hair is growing and a seperate issue than your actual color fading.

Here are some reasons your color will fade;

  1. It was not treated the way it was meant too when it was coloured, could have been lightened too much and the cuticle is damaged and the tone changes
  2. Your shampoo is too harsh and causing it to fade
  3. You are not conditioning it, open cuticle means the color will fade
  4. Using oil, guess again it will actually make your hair shinny but dehydrate your hair faster than anything else. Yes don’t oil your hair!
  5. Its dry and too porous to hold the color
  6. An unrealistic approach to reaching your desired color, it was done too fast rather than taking several applications to reach your goal color it was done too fast rather than over several visits

As you can see it is more than one reason actually there is a lot more, so before you get your color done, make sure you talk about maintenance of the color you are doing!

 

India’s coolest place to get your hair done

Now not blowing our own trumpet well I suppose we kind of are but we have to say judging by the cool people we know, it seems to be the trend that this salon is it!


So guys if your looking for a new haircut or just plain sick of the hair you have then it’s time to give us a call!!

We are in Meherchand market and parking is easy!

Open Sundays 11-6

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How to grow your eye lashes 1 inch

We are always here to help you with solving the worlds mysteries, find out what works and what is utter crap, well in this situation where we talk about how to grow your eye lashes over night..

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There is no substance to it and it doesn’t work and is not real, so enjoy the look of the photo, which we think is really cool!

You have reached our customer support Team My name is Terry Tightass

We have a big problem, it seems that a lot of you have been taught to complain on anything and you get a discount, shout, write reviews and even just camp out to get some % discount and its kind of sad. Now whilst there are times when you should complain and strongly we agree! There are also times when you the customer is wrong! Yes WRONG. If you after a lengthy conversation nd many many many rferences and discussions beyond normal still want to do something against our recommendations then the shoe is on your foot! Will we sympathise with you, hell yes but we will also tell you that we told you so. A change of mind is completely different to a bad color, some people think they can have 2-3 colors over 1-2 weeks and all in the name of ” let me try it and see” it DOESN’T work like that!

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Now if you are reading this it may sound like w dont care and tht could not be the furtherest from the truth, in fact we have told people we would not do things to their hair becuase we knew it was not 1. what they wanted 2. wouldnt suit and have lost a sale for it. HOWEVER there are some that still come thinking that they know more than us, listen to our advice and reasons why we dont think they should do something then go and tell us to do it anyway.

Well if you are after someone to just to do what you know and not be a profesional then please do not come, there are so many salons that are happy to say yes mam, sure mam knowing that they are about to destroy your hair but pay anyway. Thats not us!

 

Our policy is really simple, if we have done something wrong we fix it no matter what, if you have changed your mind then its going to cost you the difference. Respect the Art and listen to professionals. We always disclose the cost before we start if we are asked, we do NOT look at someone and assume they can not afford us, if you get extra servives its a fairly well said thing to assume its going to cost extra, if you are having color then want a cut for example its extra. We do not do a lot of services that we think are simply for revenue because of our ethics, we pride ourselves in being transparent.

Rod charges more for his work compared to the rest of the Team due to his years of hairdressing and expertise, if you would like more information dont hesitat to give us a call or drop in for a free consultation, its what we always say 🙂

The high fade in 2018 is like the crop top in the 80’s, a must have!

Mens hair is often talked about and typically overlooked when it comes to fashion, we have bloggers for this and that talking about clothes, when it comes to woman’s wear well look out you have an authority on skin and make up for you blokes it seems like no one actually cares right?!

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Chill we do, and we are here to help, good hair on guys is the foundation of your style and if your hair looks good then pretty much anything you throw on will work ( now saying that obviously it isnt true but its a general comment guys! )

This is 2018 and this is what you need to be heading towards, its cool, was cool in 2017 but its even cooler now and whilst last year we saw the drop fade this is the high fade, it lasts longer than your previous haircuts and removes all the fluff from your neck so the girls will love it!

If ou have been waiting for the right haircut for you then this is it!

Naked Yoga classes are booking fast!

There has been some who have said we write about nonsense and to those people we really don’t know what to say other than sure ok we may do but we thought about it and decided to not react in hast instead we heard you and are opening Naked Yoga classes starting from 29th February and we are taking bookings now!

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So if you want to get your kit off and do some stretching hit us up, please bring your own matt and no don’t tag us in anything and we won’t either!

For those of you who have at least 20 followers and want to collaborate feel free to inbox us if you look good in your birthday suit! If you are a real influencer then sorry unless you are happy to post 15 images, tag everyone in the city, comment 5 times repost all our photo’s follow a list of 321 people we select then you will have to pay the entry fee!

So as you can see we not only do amazing hair, seemless baliagé sexy AF beach waves, great personalities, humour better than the comedy chanel. So if its hair you are looking for, embarassing Yoga poses or just a pick me up then look no further!

 

Happy Downward dog to you all

Reasons 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, we know we do!

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!  Now on another note, please understand that your version of brown and your next door neighbours version of brown is different, due to life filters we all have a different version of things so before we color we always make sure that we are on the same page in terms of color words, do we pull the color chart out…some times but rarely as a lot of people think the swatch they choose is the color we go and select and it is so far from that its not funny!

If you trust us dont tell us what to do, if you dont trust us then keep walking

When the thing you want most will end up destroying you!

It happens when the one thing you want more than anything in the world, you also know its going to destroy you, whatever it is at some point you have to realize its not right for you! If you are looking for new hair then dont have a set mindset of trying to do the one thing that you have had in your mind for years and never been able to get it, maybe its not for you, maybe it is too and you have been going to the wrong place lol!

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Its easier to get a new head by getting your hair done so give us a call!

How often to get get your haircut to keep it healthy?

You waited 6 months to get a trim because you are growing your hair, every time you get it cut they cut too much off so whats the point right?

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Well if each time you go and get your hair cut, if too much is being cut off then it means your going to the wrong salon. You have to balance your hair goal to the hair condition and leaving it for 6 months means you will possibly have more split ends than what you will cut off. To maintain a shape or condition your hair needs trimming every 6-8 weeks maximum. You remove split ends, keeps the shape right and keeps you looking sorted. If you don’t get it cut then the split ends travel up the hair shaft and the condition goes for a toss.

Every hair on your head grows at a different rate, so whilst some grow slower than others ( slightly ) the hair will not sit or move the same way month after month, it needs to be maintained, if you want to grow it longer then keep in mind your average hair grows 1-1.5 inches per month so always cut less than that, if you want to maintain the length then cut what has grown.

 

Fairly simply? See you every 6-8 weeks

Step by step on how to use your hairdryer the right way!

You have read every blog and watched every youtube video on how to blow dry your hair yet still you ain’t getting it!

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We thought to share the top 5 tips on how to make all the difference in your blow out, that will give you so much free time, you will have to find other ways to fill your morning!

Top 5 tips

  • Comb through with a wide tooth comb when the conditioner is in the hair
  • Pat dry, don’t rub it like its a wet dog
  • Air should face downwards along the hair shaft when drying
  • Always finish each section with cool air, this closes the cuticle and gives a lot of shine
  • Use a light weight serum pre blow drying as this will protect the hair from the heat and help close the cuticle

 

Part of what we do is to teach you to be able to manage your hair yourself at home, its one thing to cut your hair and have it looking good when you leave, its another thing to have you look good every day, after all isn’t that what you want?

If you simply could not be bothered then its time to call us!

Call 011 41010011

 

Photographer – Rod Anker

Model- Merrylin Boro

 

How to get natural curls

We have been asked this a LOT, its kind of one of those things that even after you are told it feels like you are missing something, like we are holding back one deep dark secret! There is a lot of hairstylists we have been told that over work the hair and create work making it look like its effortless ( which has the opposite effect! )

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Well the way we feel about the “Diffuser” pictured above being taken for a ride is more than love! Its the one tool that no matter what, can’t be replaced, it is basic and been around for years but brilliant!

Not an expensive tool, fits most hairdryers and once on disperses the heat and air to create a “soft blow” ( Pun intended! ) Using it slowly and gently to dry your hair, lightly scrunching and we mean lightly and ry it till your hair is about 80% dry then STOP!

Now, if you need a little help then bring your hairdryer and diffuser into the salon we will give you a one on one class on how to create beautiful natural texture that doesn’t look like overdone hair trying to be cool.

So before you start building up your “natural” look hair think twice about using product, possibly a serum but thats about it, remember the more product you use the more it will look simply messy and not have that natural texture to it!

 

Model-  Merrylin Boro

Hair – lol

Photo – Rod Anker

Baliage done right

You have perfect references from the internet, your following so many people from all over the world and the hair you see, you wonder why yours is looking a little dated?

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Well possibly its because your going to the wrong Salon, this hair was done by Mohit and having worked with Rod for almost 5 years has perfected the art of color, his hand painting techneque of balliage is beautiful and the results speak for themselves.

 

So if you want a change and have struggled to find the right person to do it then give us a call! 011 41010011

Hair at Rod Anker Salons by Mohit KSain

We will have a look for free!

there is no such thing as a free lunch is there? No probably not unless you go over to your families house, but then you will have to answer a zillion questions and that comes at a cost of sanity so basically no!

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We do however have something to sell you that is FREE, advice and we are happy to tell you that we will look at your hair offer you options, cost and advice all for free. Fairly often we will add in some nonsense and maybe a coffee if your lucky, but dont push it!

Advice is free and always will be so if you have questions about your hair or not sure what to do wit it, call or drop into the salon for a free no obligation chat and find out what how why etc!

Promise it will be easier than getting a strip search at the airport!

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Choosing the right color for you!

We get asked a lot about what colors suits Indian skin and to be fair ( pardon the pun ) its kind of racist to even ask that in 2018, as if every single person of Indian origin ahs the same skin tone because…Hello they dont!

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Could we say its a certain color typically, well not again not really, its like going to WebMd and typing in how you are feeling and you will get anything from your dying and have 2 hours to live to you have a mild headache drink more water and have 35 tests.

If you are thinking about color and you want some free advice then drop in and see us, advice is free and we are happy to discuss hair with you anytime!

Periods and pubic hair

Oh my god did you really just start with that? Yes and we will explain why and you will thank us!

In an environment in which talking about a period or pubic hair brings about laughter like a 12 year old in a school yard or the opposite with a look of disgust as if you need to be taken behind the building and beaten its only going to change when we ALL change so putting images on social media and talking about it as if its normal ( AND IT IS! ) its only then that things will change!

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If there were no periods, guess what…no one would be reading this, we wouldnt exist its that simply idiots and i say idiots because its Men ( no sorry Boys ) who would read this and think there is a problem.

Woman have periods its natural, its part of the way God has made them and as Men we need to love them no matter what, its not embarrassing, its not hush hush. Its 100% natural!!!

Boys and girls have pubic hair, wow thats news isnt it!

If by reading this you have a problem, we guess you do too and we feel sorry for you. If by reading this it makes you think then we have done our job for today at least! Respect each other and understand the words period, pubic hair & nipple really arent that funny they are just part of life!

10 things to do on Valentines Day for yourself

For a lot of people there is a pressure to do this or that on the one day you are meant to be smothered with love and affection, like it, believe it or not if you are not shown something there may be a feeling of being left out or unwanted! Now not saying you should be but chances are you may be, if this is you we have selected a few things you could do for yourself that won’t leave you feeling unwanted, unloved or on tinder swiping like a freak to try and get some attention!

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  1. Go to the movies by yourself, watch whatever the hell you like!
  2. Go home drop your pants and order take out, get the calorie counter in overdrive who cares, get fat today no one is watching
  3. Cut your hair, shave your beard, get a color, a tattoo or a piercing! Who cares just do it
  4. Go shopping, buy someting new for yourself and don’t care about anything or anyone just do it!
  5. Turn your phone off when you get home and sleep early
  6. Get on the net, get the next flight out of town and dont tell anyone just go!
  7. Go out for dinner, sure places may be filled with newbie love that may end up making you barf your mains out but why not
  8. Buy a new car
  9. Book a massage
  10. Go home and entertain yourself lol

Hope this helps, now chill the hell out!

 

Play with my balls this Valentines day!

Really, like seriously struggling for content this much? Or is it just being real, well if its being real then why do we have to wait for that one day in the year when you buy flowers, tell someone you love them or be nice. Basicaly you should be doing that everyday shouldnt we?

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No we are not going to teach you Tennis or tricks to play with balls, although that would be a good topic but not going there!

If you love someone, tell them, if you fancy someone, tell them life is too short to live with regrets, it is also too short to live your life not to the fullest and be loved the way you deserve!

No matter what you are doing this Valentines day, it doesnt define you, you define you!

How to get the best Wash and blow

You may be someone who thinks a blow is a blow is a blow, yet if you have had a bad blow you will know it’s not!

The problem is a bad blow dry can be the cause of a lot of problems and could be the reason you look like a fried mess!

A few things to keep in mind when getting a blow out!

  • The hair does not need burning into place
  • Over use of heat when it’s not needed causes dehydration and will lead to split ends
  • Always use heat protection
  • Always use conditioner
  • Just because its cheap doesnt mean its harmless

If something has to be forced then chances are there is a problem, your cut should be specifically for your hair and if it’s not working then maybe it’s the cut that needs altering.

Tired of shopping?

You’ve trolled through the internet like you have tried to find evidence of your partner cheating, you have compared prices and deals to the point you really have no idea how half of them work. Most claim to be the best at well pretty much everything. Some claim they are the biggest, the fastest, the best, the most convenient, spacious, best trained, most awarded blah blah blah.  Over it?


We are the coolest 😜✌🏻

Rod Anker Salons review

We get asked if it is just Rod doing hair, the answer is no. We have a team of stylists that all do hair, but keep in mind we do hair, we only do hair we are not a parlor, a beauty salon and not a place in mid west America serving beer by the bucket ( that’s a Saloon 😂 )


We have two floors in the centre of Meherchand market, beside Altitude Cafe.

If you haven’t experienced the fresh approach to hair and tired of the same old hair then it’s about time you came and visited us!
You can shout out to us on social media email or the old school way

Phone number 011-41010011

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What are you getting up to after your shower that is destroying your hair?

Habits are things you do without thinking or effort its almost like breathing, when we talk about how to treat hair when you wash it, its also once you get out of the shower that will make the difference to how it behaves!

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After washing your hair, then comes the  conditioning and this is to be done from the ends to the roots or you may be making your scalp oily, remember its the hair that you want to condition not the scalp! Using a wide tooth comb, comb it through with the conditioner in and then rinse it well!

Once your out of the shower a lot of you ( or so we are told ) flip upside down, wrap a towel around and go have chai, watch TV, read the paper etc etc then rip the towel off and give it a good shake?!

If thats you and you wonder at any point why your hair is a frizzy mess, please read the above paragraph again slowly.

Putting your hair upside down in a towel is cuter productive and will cause undue friction on the hair, then the shake will make sure it goes frizzy by the time its dry!

Pat your hair with the towel, gently, then apply a leave in serum and do NOTHING else unless you are going to blow dry it, don’t shake it, treat it gently and place it don’t flick it!

 

For more styling tips make sure you scroll through the links below!

 

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The First Hair blog in India, possibly the world!

Ok so we get a lot of people asking about why we blog, what we blog about and why we are the way we are so want to spell it out since some people are a little slow on the uptake. This is not about being the same as everyone else, we are just like you and different so its important to understand that everyone has a voice and everyone has an opinion. Going to a salon and finding the right hairstylist for you is about skill but its also about personality. We believe that being in the people business we have to be ourselves, because we are not going to put on an act 24/7 its too tiring and to be honest its annoying.

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Do we post stuff thats a little over the top…yes do we say things that you are thinking…yes Do we talk about hair in an honest no frills informative way..YES

We do not claim to be the same as every other salon in fact we are complete opposite, we don’t do everything you think, we do everything to do with hair and nothing more.

If you are looking for a real Salon that talks real and is more interested in hair than trying to convince you to do things you really don’t need to do then you need to call us on

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What happens when you don’t condition!

It has come to our Attention that a lot of people don’t condition their hair because it makes their scalp oily, If you are one of these people you have been using the conditioner ALL WRONG!

Before you get your knickers in a twist let us explain, calm down!

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Sure we hear you, you like your hair full and when you use conditioner it goes flat, well you have been using it the wrong way, a conditioner is for the hair!

When you shampoo your hair, you open the cuticle ( the outer layer of your hair that protects the moisture and structure of the hair ) and when you condition, this closes the cuticle, basic right, yes it is. When  you open the cuticle, you must close it. If you find the conditioner is making your scalp oily there is a few things that are a possibility

  1. You are putting conditioner on the scalp which is not needed, its for the hair!
  2. You are using a conditioner that is too thick or heavy, try using a lighter conditioner or even a leave in serum which will close the cuticle.

If you leave the cuticle open what will happen anyway right, well your hair will be dehydrated, you are more prone to split ends, it will be full of static, the ends will become thin from the breakage and you will most likely look like an over loved Barbie doll purchased from a thrift store.

There is many ways to get fullness other than avoiding the basics, there is no shortcut to having the right hair other than V lining it to us!

We now offer Naked Yoga classes

There has been some who have said we write about nonsense and to those people we really don’t know what to say, we thought about it and decided to not react instead we are opening Naked Yoga classes starting from 29th February and we are taking bookings now!

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So if you want to get your kit off and do some stretching hit us up, please bring your own matt and no don’t tag us in anything and we won’t either!

 

Happy Downward dog to you all

The cost of being a dreamer

Growing up I recon I was fairly lucky, was always encouraged to dream big and whatever I wanted it was achievable, nothing can stop you! Now whilst that is encouraging as a child sooner or later you grow up and realise that life has a lot more depth and issues than simply just dreaming and doing whatever you want, bills come, life happens and before you know it, things become complicated…or do they?

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They say as a child your mind believes almost anything and your imagination is so powerful because you don’t have the life experience so you don’t stop your imagination from thinking you can do anything. Well sure as we grow up shit happens and you get the choice to believe it or wallow in petty and think ah well thats not for me! I guess its then when the real strength of your dream and passion will come into reality and if you want it bad enough, there will be nothing you won’t do to get it.

The issue is with a lot of people is after knocking on doors and being told no so many times you end up believing it isn’t going to work ( and maybe it won’t, but maybe it will ) and you give up, when the next door you could have knocked on could have been a yes but you stopped and gave up on your dreams.

There is no secret, its obvious, if you want something bad enough there will be nothing you won’t do to get it, work 20 hours a day 7 days a week if you have too, then once you are on your way, work 24 hours hours a day to make sure it happens and you keep it! Never get complacent, always be grateful and help others reach their goals as well as this is when true power and success comes!

Could this be the haircut of 2018

Throughout time style changes and evolves and the beautiful thing is that it gets re worked to be current given life and the things that have changed, This Bob is everything, the length, the texture is beautifully feminine and easy to maintain so much so you need to do it now!

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Styling this is easy and we will show you various ways to wear it, could be worn smooth and straight although why would you or can be more natural soft and cool!

Coffee + Donuts with Mohit Kumar Sain

We had coffee with Mohit this morning and touched base on life and hairdressing!

Having worked with Rod for the last 5 years there has been a lot that has happened from several seasons doing hair at Amazon Fashion week to various photo shoots for fashion magazines to putting up with Rod, he sure needs a medal!

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Having styled many Bollywood celebrities Mohit is not a newcomer when it comes to hair and creating beautiful hair! So we thought to ask a few questions to get to know Mohit a little better so here goes!

What do you like about working with Rod?

I have learnt so much since I have met Rod, the great thing is that he treats me as an equal and values feedback and opinion, its not a usual thing in the Industry and whilst he can be a pain in the *&^ sometimes, he always has the best intentions ( usually lol )

 

Do you love doing Bollywood actresses? 

I really don’t think there is any difference between a Bollywood celebrity and my regular day to day clients, hair is involved and to be honest it is no difference. I recently did a singer that had over 3 million followers on social media and although thats not the highest amount ( Jacqueline at 16.5 million ) at the end of the day the followers or fan base doesn’t change what I am doing, dooesnt matter if they weren’t on social media or only had 10 followers, my work is what is on show and thats all I focus on!

 

The future?

Like everyone I have big dreams and the one thing that Rod is always telling me is that you can have the world, you just have to believe it. I want to have my own salon and Develop my skills further to be the best possible version of myself as I can be. I don’t think that there is an end to learning or growing so I am excited about the future and what it has instal.

 

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10 haircuts you must check out guys!

So we all make out like there is such a huge difference between styles or a vast difference from this hair cut or that, here is 10 mens haircuts that fundamentally are the same yet all have small differences, could be the length or the way it is styled. If you are tired of the way your hair is looking then its time to get something fresh! Its 2018 why not!

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What looks best on your face

Getting the right shape beard is the key to loving your man scape and if you get it wrong it can add weight and make you look a little odd. Its super important you get the right shape beard to bring out the best look possible!

Rule of thumb is if you have a round face you can square it off with the shape of the beard, square face you need to soften it a little and round off the edges.
So before you take it for granted and just grown it without thought or care, thinking your a lumberjack.

Your beard is you manliness look after it and remember your beard oil.

Beard + Cut, get the right combo

Having a corporate job, you need to wear a suit but on the weekends you want to look like you’re the drummer in a rock band. The struggle is real!


What you have to remember guys is that one element can be rock n roll whilst the others need to be more refined, this gives you options for a corporate meeting to bashing it out on stage. If you combine this with a suit and tie now you have a very individual looking versatile look that can’t be considered messy or corporate. The shorter hair gives you corporate and yet the beard gives you rock n roll.

The right haircut and the right beard combination with the know how on how to style it and you’re ready to party!

Is your hair actually that much different?

Now we all know we want to look different, no one wants to blend in unless your in a line up for a crime you didn’t commit!

if you look at your hair and talk to yourself, you will most likely convince yourself its very different to everyone else, its slightly longer, the color is different or the way you wear it is so different to anyone else! Not saying you should go out and get blue hair and cut it short but its about making small changes that helps you become the best version of you possible. Just because Sally does it doesn’t mean you should!

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Is 2 inches off really going to make that much difference?

The latest Color technique is landed, Color Blur and its Hot AF

You all like something new right and you’re probly bored of having boring bland hair? Well if you’re not then maybe now we have mentioned it you will be.


Color blur is a technique of merging multiple colors together to shine on the curls to bring it to life. It’s fresh, it’s current and it is hot!

Now how do you get it and how is it done is our thing and so you don’t end up trying to DIY we will stop right here as this is a process only for the pro’s but let’s just all agree that this hair color is not only Instagram ready it’s possibly going to give your friends major hair envy!
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Are you burning your hair?

you want it to look good right? Then why do you go for your weekly blow outs and allow the hairstylist to fry it? Sure you indulge in the occasional deep fried chicken but the damage your causing your hair is going to eventually cost you the length.

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If you have had multiple colors or chemical treatments then chances are this relates to you, we see people coming in weekly to get blowouts and the damage that has been caused by over doing it, requires scissors!

Embrace the natural movement of your hair and make sure you invest in getting the right cut, it makes the world of difference. You should be able to some extent wash and wear your hair, if the cut is done right!

Bangs…Yay or nahhhh

When the trends come back full force and you really want to be part of the masses and do it, your way its a matter of working with your texture and hair to make sure it actually works!

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You have long hair and are going to try bangs, do it because if you want to have a change without loosing the length its the best thing you can do. To work out what length and the style its best to talk about it with your stylist keeping your hair texture and natural movement in mind to make sure it doesn’t become high maintenance!

First photos of Kylie Jenner’s baby girl

Ever wondered if what life would be like if your parents were international celebrities? instead of summer holidays in a caravan or a tent? I guess everyone thinks life is better on the other side of the fence and it not until you are there that you realise nothing really has changed in fact the pressure is the same plus the pressure of being the child of a celebrity, with everything you do being watched and judged and talked about.

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Sorry no we do not have images of Kylie Jenner’s baby girl, but maybe its good to reflect on how privacy has become the ultimate luxury. When some things used to be kept to yourself, now its hard to fart without someone commenting or posting it!

Birds of a feather flock together

Everyone is doing it, everyone is talking about it and everyone wants it or do they?

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A lot of time marketing has you believe that everyone is doing something, in fact when they are not, its a big mystery in fact if anyone is doing it, but yet you still think everyone is. Well this is called marketing and chances are not everyone is doing it. Although you wish you were doing it, in fact you dream about it every day, you fall asleep thinking about it, its effecting your life, your mojo and your gravity.

Chill, if everyone is doing it then its common, your not common, you are you, forget it and move on!

Guys, choose your haircut carefully!

You may be one of those people who searches on line for the prefect next look and you finally find it and no one on planet earth is going to convince you its not right because you want it!

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The reality is that there are times when no matter how much you want it, its just not the right cut for you. Your face shape, head shape and body type is one of the first things you have to take into consideration and whilst the photo above should be an obvious thing for you to realise that with a neck that is long a haircut like this is not ideal!

Thats the reason it is best to go to a salon that knows the difference!

 

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You may know how to use google, we know hair better

We had someone in the salon recently who’s hair was, well lets just say it looked like it had been through the menu of a salon and had everything done in the same day..literally! First off I think its a little weird that some people think a menu at a Salon is like a food menu and they should order everything and at least one of the items will be nice, it simply dent work like that peeps!

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When we asked what was she thinking to do all of these things on the one day if at all, most of which she did not need nor should she have done, her reply was really sad. ” I said I wanted my hair smooth, shinny and a little life in the color so they told me I had to do rebounding, all over color with some highlights and a treatment with some layers” I was on holidays the next day so asked them to do whatever could be done, if it all could be done in the one day please do it because I want to look good for my trip. They assured me it could be done, all was well until I left the salon.

Well no surprise, I guess it was more like do it all now please ( as it turns out it was more of a demand than a question and we asked and kept asking till we got to the reality ). Now its not her fault, the reality a lot of hairstylists are ruled by turnover and not results, if it was a results based business they would be most likely not doing half of the things they try and push rather fixing problems. We find a lot of times we end up not doing what is asked, we do less because it is not needed!

Why are we here as a professional salon if we simply do what we are told to do even knowing it is the wrong thing?

Sure WebMd has turned us all into Doctors ( well maybe just us lol ) but it is a far cry to an actual diagnosis or reality, just like reading a beauty blog saying something is good or perfect for everyone does not mean it is the right thing for you, maybe it is, maybe it isn’t but you need to sometimes be told NO.

We will not do what you say always, its called life, we will do what is best for your hair and the look you are after!

In case you missed how to control your curly hair

We have been asked this a LOT, its kind of one of those things that even after you are told it feels like you are missing something, like we are holding back one deep dark secret! There is a lot of hairstylists we have been told that over work the hair and create work making it look like its effortless ( which has the opposite effect! )

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Well the way we feel about the “Diffuser” pictured above being taken for a ride is more than love! Its the one tool that no matter what, can’t be replaced, it is basic and been around for years but brilliant!

Not an expensive tool, fits most hairdryers and once on disperses the heat and air to create a “soft blow” ( Pun intended! ) Using it slowly and gently to dry your hair, lightly scrunching and we mean lightly and ry it till your hair is about 80% dry then STOP!

Now, if you need a little help then bring your hairdryer and diffuser into the salon we will give you a one on one class on how to create beautiful natural texture that doesn’t look like overdone hair trying to be cool.

So before you start building up your “natural” look hair think twice about using product, possibly a serum but thats about it, remember the more product you use the more it will look simply messy and not have that natural texture to it!

 

Model-  Merrylin Boro

Hair – lol

Photo – Rod Anker

When you want your cake and eat it too

Every so often someone will come to see us and want it all, like they are trying to work their way through our service list all in the one day, not sure why!

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Just because we offer it or a salon offers it does NOT mean you have to do it, or its the right thing for you to do!

At times we all have a perception that something is good for us, its not only until its too late that we realise it probably wasn’t the best idea. Often we will talk ourselves into it so we believe its the right thing to do, some times even some hairstylists will try to convince you.

Safe to say that you have too make sure the hair on your head if looked after and not abused or you will suffer the consequences for longer than you can imagine!

What is the difference between baliage and highlights

A lot of confusion lately when it comes to various color techniques and then the lack of understanding of which color will best suit you so we are showing you some options so you can see the technique then decide on the color. Obviously the color can be changed and the intensity or amount of color can be adapted but this gives you an idea of the terminology.

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This is Baliage, its freehand painting on the hair in selected sections that are specifically coloured and create a seamless smooth blending of color. Can be light or can be subtle, best to do 3-4 inches away from scalp and is easily maintained and doesn’t require much maintenance. Its our Favourite color technique right now as it gives you color without looking like you tried too hard!

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This is highlight, shadow highlights give lightness and variation to specifics parts of the style to highlight certain areas, this is in the under layers to lighten up the face and create a fresh look!

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This is Ombre, not for the faint hearted and is in your face, our guess is that it started with someone wanting to grow out the overall blonde color and simply could not be bother doing it so…Boom the trend started. The darker your hair the more extreme it can appear.

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Dip Dye in pastel, yes as the name suggests it looks like you dropped the last 5-6 inches of your hair in a bucket of color.

 

So before you say you want XYZ make sure you have a proper conversation with your stylist and have a good understanding of the difference or you will likely be left with a look you didnt intend!