Salted caramel melt

Yes it’s a thing, a beautiful color that won’t leave you heading back to the salon every 3 weeks for a touch up.

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When you really really want it to stay in place!

You have a place to be, someone to impress and you need your hair to stay exactly the way it’s meant too for hours without moving so what are you going to do?

You can walk around like this or go get a blowout that’s going to realistically match your expectations. Give us a call

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Meherchand market is open

While we have all seen, heard or experienced the recent escalation in the Delhi “cleanup” and while a lot of businesses have been effected ( over 700,000 ) we are still open. The market is open and whilst the floor size of a lot of businesses has been effected we are all open.

Come visit Meherchand it’s got parking and is clean and easily accessible.

Stop Moaning Lisa

After almost 10 years here in India I’m sure you expect me to say Indian hair is thicker, stronger or this or that and while some of it’s true, it’s basically not. The only real difference is the color.

Now there are fast differences to how India treats hair, some a little bazaar, like onion pulp, cow pee, raw egg, rubbing garlic of your head, some neem shampoo etc etc we could list hundreds of “old wives tale potions” that are all just based on myth and act as a placebo more than anything.

Indian culture is warm, welcoming and the food is to die for! The hair is darker and culturally there have been restrictions but attitudes are changing.

Why are you not replying?

Some of us remember getting our first mobile phones, wasn’t that long ago. Texting was not our main form of communication, In fact believe it or not it was talking ( wtf right ) well it was! A text would be replied straight away, well because it was rude and ignorant not too. Now…….

Sorry I didn’t see your messages & calls.

Being creative problems

Now in most parts of the world, hairdressing is considered an art, a very creative medium used to create shapes, colours all from a canvas called hair. In other parts of the world it’s considered a job 😳

Well it’s only in the last few years in India that a “hairdresser” could open a bank account or even apply for credit so I guess we are moving in the right direction. For us hair is art, it’s a canvas that we work on in 3D to create. We get our inspiration from life and really don’t have to look too far for it either.

Breakfast

After breakfast

Mid afternoon walk

Back in the salon

Decided to go get some coffee

Then headed back to salon

Dreaming of a road trip to the Sandunes a few months ago

Then

So I guess you can say life is art and you really don’t need to look to far to get inspired, it’s right in front of you.

Met Ball 2018 the heads up

If you thought on the weekend you might go to the arts and crafts market and do yourself a little DIY head gear for that wedding or party you got going on Jen Atkin & her crew just took it up a 473 notches. With the coolest gals on her client list here are some of her creations for the Met Ball 2018 as well as some of the others that attended!

Tricks to get the perfect selfie

Now goes without saying or maybe it doesn’t based on what we see, your profile picture is equally as important as what you wear to the interview of your dream job! Will your potential employer look for you on social media? Hell yes, your comments, posts, reactions etc it all says who you are. If your on private and trying to land a job that’s PR or first hand in the public eye, good luck with that too.

But let’s just say you got it all going on.

What is the perfect selfie

Well lit, not a dark nightclub shot.

By yourself, sure you love your boyfriend or BFF but not here it’s not the place.

Clear, well lit, by yourself, no drink in your hand!

Hair done ✅

If it looks good chances are a lot more likely to get to second base, be it a job interview or a tinder swipe! 😛

Super foods to increase your hair growth

Now this is almost a daily question, to the point at times to be honest we feel like just blurting out, ok so its cabbage are you happy! But yet we resist, not sure why when it would all stop there if we did. However the biggest issue we have right now is everyone wants to complicate things and give complex answers without justification other than to make themselves sound informed.

 

Your body functions best when the five food groups are taken care of, when they are not, then there is a deficiency which will lead to shortage of essential vitamins and minerals your body needs to be fully functional. Now like certain things in life, we think we can postpone or neglect and simply pop a pill or pay a penalty, when it comes to our body we simply can’t. Yes will a supplement help, sure but its not the same as the real deal right!

 

A balanced diet, a good amount of sleep along with the right water intake and excursive and your body will function the way it was intended. The moment you skip one thinking you know better, then wonder why things are not working the way you want, you need to look at your diet.

Hair will fall out, this is life, can you stop it completely NO you can NOT, anyone that tells you they can is not informed. 90% of the hair on your head right now is active in growing whilst 10% is in the final stages and will fall out, no not all of the 10% will not grow back it will but some may or may not depending on a lot of other factors.

Now sure you may have been trolling the internet looking for the right answers because you think your shower is full of hair and if it keeps going like this you will be bald, chances are your being a tad dramatic!

 

Yes you are!

If you want to put your mind at ease then come visit us and let us have a look!

5 ways to get the best hair you have ever had

Getting the right hair can be a challenge that for some never happens, rather just time fly’s by with hair that’s ok but not amazing. Here are 5 ways that will help you get over the edge before you die!

1. Choosing the right hair salon is possibly the first step and in sone situations is hard to find. We would always suggest cruising through social media, stalking the tagged photos etc to get a real picture of what’s happening. It’s one thing to post nice photos but another to be able to create them.

2. Get your act together, do you know what you want? It’s ok if you don’t but put some thought into it, you don’t like your hair, why? Do you want to wash and leave it? Do you like the current color? Is blow drying it daily ok? Does your color always fade? Are you happy with the condition? Do you need to wear it up? There is so many questions which a good hairstylist should be asking to make sure they get to the root of your hair happiness. Be ready.

3. Invest the right amount of time and don’t rush the appointment, we have seen first hand people saying they have never been happy, yet they happily rock up late then happily inform the hairstylist they need to hurry. Think about it, kinda crazy. Make sure you have time or move the appointment to when you do.

4. Be honest with yourself and your hairstylist if you have a budget share it, it’s normal to have limits. If you have styling expectations, share them.

5. Do not try to over manage your session you have talked it out, they have started, then don’t try and tell them what to do, unless of course you think you know better ( in which case why are you there?) if you don’t trust them you shouldn’t be there.

Hope this helps you get your happy hair moment.

You brag about having the biggest yolk

It’s a world where everyone thinks bigger, brighter and faster at times will little regard or care for quality or individuality. Our yolks are the best, we have the most fancy yellow, it’s the brightest etc etc and the list goes on, you know exactly what we mean.

So we decided to remove the yolks and be the complete opposite, after all why compete when our individuality is our gold!

Hair could have taken things up a notch

There are times when you got it all right but there is something not quite right, for the untrained eye ( not really needed in the below case 😂) it may be hard to spot what it is.

Think like this and you really can’t go wrong, if your hair is bang on you really don’t need to worry about anything else.

Rod Anker Salons phone number

So we got told you couldn’t find our number, maybe your finger is Brocken, maybe your not following us on social media maybe your just lazy. But maybe, just maybe your right and it’s hard to find so here it is!

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Or

011 410 100 11

Or 0114 1010 011

It’s all in the way you look at it I guess. I think we need to talk

If it’s above your shoulders we cut it!

A lot of salons choose to do a little this and that, jack of all trades ( master of none ) with the goal to try and be your “one stop shop” 😂 and only delivering 20% of everything vs being 100% of one thing. Now whilst we get it, a lot of you have expectations that we should be doing hair, nails, your makeup, picking up your groceries, collecting your children, taking them to the toilet, washing their bums, ordering your lunch and the list goes on. But guess what we don’t, we won’t and we will not hesitate to let your little Johnny poop his pants ( nah only kidding but you get the point )

If you want anything not hair related, your in the wrong house, if you want awesome hair, take a seat Cheryl and let’s get started!

How to avoid Yellow hair

We have all seen it on someone, you may call it gold, you may call it red but regardless what you call it unless its intentional it can look ugly!

 

Now every hair on the planet as well as your head has undertone color and without going into a technical explanation lets just understand the basics, if you lighten your hair or put your hair through a chemical process, chances are at some point the cuticle has been opened. By opening the cuticle you are allowing the sun and environment to lighten your hair further and the hair color will change, bringing out the under tone color. We see a lot of people that color their hair dark and go out in the sun, after a few weeks its looking gold or red, this is because the hair is lightening and your undertone is showing through.

Do you color it again to cover it, is that the answer?

Not always needed but depends on case to case to be honest, the best way is prevention. When colouring your hair it needs to be done knowing your hair texture and condition and if fading is an issue then color concentrates can be used so when it fades it is not so obvious. Also on a side not remembering that the shampoo you use will help the color tone stay true to what it is meant to be longer, so always use a sulphate free shampoo and don’t oil your hair ( this puts a coating on your hair shaft and increases the temperature of the hair therefore evaporating the internal moisture faster )

 

Always use a conditioner every time you shampoo and followed by a leave in serum!

 

Come see us to find out more!

 

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Why on Planet earth are they going to follow you!!

It’s 2018, 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!

To touch on people who have been busy doing nothing, literally and have thousand of followers for absolutely no apparent reason is kind of funny and I’m sure by now we all can see through it but annoying AF that these lazy people that feel that “faking it till you make it” means literally being full of shit!

Advertise, promote but for goodness sake don’t think eating on your bed watching back to back Netflix shows is a skill unless your blogging about it.

What haircuts suit guys that are thinning out

It’s no secret that guys loose their hair typically, not always but it’s in our DNA just like the sun will rise and fall every day there is limits to how you can control it. What you can do is be aware of what haircuts will work best so you don’t end up looking older than you are!

The interesting thing is that the amount of hair you have has no link to your manhood so stop obsessing over it that’s the first thing. A woman would prefer a guy who is respectful, loves life, looks after her and is motivated more than she will look for a guy that has a good amount of hair! Yep I know who would have thought right lol.

Now what hairstyles

The biggest mistake is most will leave it longer on the top as it thins out because they are scared that you can see through it. Big mistake as this typically makes it look thinner. Obviously there is a limit to how short is too short and how long is too long and that differs from person to person.

The more you try to hide it thinning the more it will stand out. If you try and hide something from someone, put it right in front of that person and it’s not as obvious and most likely won’t see it. Hide behind a curtain and your almost sure to be seen.

At the end of the day remember the density of the top may be thinning so best to not have a big variation between the density of the top vs the sides. If the top is 50% less than it was then the sides are 50% thicker looking so the top will stand out. Leaving it longer will make the top look thinner.

Local barber Rishi

I caught up with Rishi the local barber not far from our salon and just talk about life. At 52 he works 6 days and loves being his own boss, his father, grandfather were barbers and shifted to Delhi 30 years ago and has been in the same spot since. A super smiley happy guy who like all hairdressers loves to talk! He has 3 kids and all in college now and doesn’t want them to continue the tradition, wants them to have a better life. Has put them through school and owns his own house & at 30rp or US .45 per haircut This guy is awesome!

Now I don’t know what or how but we need to do something to make life better for him and all the roadside barbers to make their life better.

Save lots of money on your hair

Who doesn’t want to save money and have perfect hair right?

Is here is the thing, a lot of people we find are doing treatments when in fact they don’t need to do them, we decided to tell you all about it so you can save some cash.

Biggest one is “Global color” if your colouring then your hair should be slightly lighter on the ends and very rarely needs the color taken all the way through. It is not needed, causes more damage and waste of money.

Weekly “hair Spa’s” well sorry to say your better off trimming your hair, removes the split ends and should be done every 6 weeks. If your growing it cut less than an inch and it will still get longer, if you leave it then you will need to cut more off and won’t be healthy. Get the right cut, from the right salon and your blow drys are possibly not needed Saving you money there too.

Rebonding, smoothening etc well we don’t do these because we think they not only are a waste of money and ruin your hair, it makes you need hair spa treatments weekly because it’s that damaged. Work out a way to manage it, do a keratin treatment possibly.

With the extra money you have now, go buy something fun!

In search of a juicy mouth watering hair color?

From tine to time we get bored with things, it’s life and we all go through it could be your hair, work, your wardrobe, routine etc etc. when you think about color you are dying for something rich, juicy and expensive looking then it’s time to come in and have a consultation with us.

It’s one thing to want “brown” it’s another thing to want a rich caramel brown with light sun kissed baby lights.

The thing is we believe color is individual so we don’t fling out a color chart and ask you to choose, we talk to you and get you to describe it, we talk then show you some options.

Because we know hair color better than anyone!

This is where we are at

I remember when life was possible, anything you dreamed of was possible, super hero’s could be real and there was nothing that you couldn’t do, it was a safe place, a place of possibilities and fun.

What has recently happened here is beyond disgusting, it’s to the point of incomprehensible. How can a human being rape and murder anyone let alone a group of humans. How are we still getting up and going to work, worried about what hashtags to use on social media. How is it the country hasn’t come to a stop when this can happen? How can we put this down to anything, how does common decency and humanity need to be taught?

For me I feel an utter depth of disgust and dispear for us all if this can happen and it’s not uncommon it’s almost ” again” rather than a one of incident ( once is once too many ).

If this doesn’t make you feel your stomach is rotten then it’s fairly possible you haven’t stopped and absorbed it. It’s not religious, it’s not about where you are from, which side of the river you were born or what your family do for a job. I can’t even say it’s about just respect, or being a decent human it goes far beyond that!

Disgusted to be living in a time when humanity has taken such a dark path. When will we all start focusing on how to be a better human being, when?

The Art of Dry cutting from the king of dry cutting himself.

Yes it’s a sexy back, I know right but that’s not got nothing to do with what we want to talk about now, save that for another day. Dry cutting what is it, why do it and how is it done?

You may have seen someone cutting hair dry, you may have opted for not getting your hair washed and go straight for a cut but it’s more than likely not a dry cut so what is it?

We caught up with Rod the first to introduce “Dry Cutting technique” to India and asked him a few questions.

What is it?

You need to forget everything you thought you knew about getting your haircut and absorb the following. Getting your hair cut wet then hoping it sits perfect when it’s dry is the same as stitching a suit when the wool is wet, would be stupid right?

Imagine cutting the cloth wet and thinking you know how it’s going to sit dry, stitched and pressed….. it’s going to be hot and miss!

Partly cutting when the hair is wet is kind of more practical but the movement and intent of movement is created when the hair is dry, it’s about having the hair fall in its natural state and being able to manoeuvre and predict the flow to either encourage a certain shape or disrupt it is ART. Want more fullness, hair to kick out a certain way, more curl, less curl, flatter hair, more texture or just wash and go hair then that’s something only using this art technique can achieve.

Will you still need to blow dry it?

Some people think you can cut hair so it stands on its end, moves a certain way stays flat or full for days and will require no work or effort from you at all. It’s not that way at all, will it help ….100% it creates the framework for a wash and go hairstyle but if you want to be able to look like it’s Red Carpet ready hair then your expectations are a little off. It’s creating the right framework to support, encourage and direct the flow of movement for your hair style, texture and shape.

Ok we got it now, so basically it’s the only way you should cut hair in future if you want it to look good day in day in day out.

So who does dry cutting technique in India?

That I couldn’t tell you but will tell you that fairly possible we are the only ones using this trained technique. The only 3 people in the country doing it the way I learnt with the basics coming from Japan all work with us so yep.

So that’s that on the dry cutting it is as good as it sounds and if it’s something you think would suit you, your most likely right.

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When you shop for beautiful hair based just on price

When you want something done to your hair and think calling around to get the cheapest you may be in for a surprise. When it’s a service not a product and rely’s on skill of delivery there could be a miss in what your dreaming about. We see it a lot and whilst we are not the cheapest we certainly are not the most expensive. If you are buying a branded pair of shoes, call all the retailers on the planet and get the cheapest, the product is the same.

If you are shopping for a plastic surgeon, hairstylist, doctor or a dentist chances are that the quality is more important than the price. We suggest coming into the salon, telling us your dream hair and your budget and let us work out how we get there. Chances are we can move towards the direction of your goals the right way, maybe maybe not but at least you will get the right advice.

Never choose discount medicine or hair, if it’s on sale chances are there is something wrong with it.

How to grow healthy hair!

A lot of you think it’s a pill, an oil or some random secret that your grandmother passed down when in fact it’s fairly basic yet you may be doing it all wrong.

Healthy hair is not hard to get, in fact everyone can have it if you follow these steps.

  1. Trim your hair every 6-8 weeks
  2. Don’t abuse it with heat
  3. If you shampoo you must condition
  4. Use a leave in serum or moisturiser
  5. Don’t put oil on your hair or scalp
  6. No food scraps or home remedies just shampoo and conditioner every 1-2 days. Yes daily is ok.
  7. No excesses be chemical treatments, color etc

If you can do this then we promise in a few months you will love your hair like never before!

When you’ve got the latest everything but your hair looks 5 seasons old

Everyday retailers are spending millions of dollars to try to get your money, countless campaigns and images to make you think you need it!

You go shopping and come home with bags and bags yet still feel a craving for something. You may find that it’s just you wanting to be ahead of the game or it may be you don’t feel good, it’s said that changing your look increases your self esteem by over 73% ( not sure who got this figure lol ) but it’s true. A new look may be just the answer.

Dont waste money filling your wardrobe get a haircut!

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It’s about your feed

It’s not about your Instagram, it’s not about Facebook it’s about the food you feed your soul. Recently returning from Bali and seeing new sight, experiencing new culture, food and people it makes you realise how big the world is.

Have to be highlight was our trip to Nusa Penida and our stay at Villa Sungai, both breathtakingly beautiful. If you have not been to Bali it’s a must!

So you have the latest handbag, but your hair is 5 seasons old

Its true we don’t really hold back when it comes to getting our point across in fact the team writing these posts have no problem at all calling a spade a spade and thats fine, in fact thats who we are…real!

We see people coming in all the time with the latest this or that, could be a handbag or the new iphoneX these are the type of people that simply have to have the latest. We kind of think its weird that the same people, yes the exact same people have not changed their hairstyle or color since 1985, nope not even a tinny bit!

Now don’t get us wrong we love your bag collection and I am sure probably not as much as you do, but seriously that hair!

 

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2 ways to get the perfect Beach hair!

We get asked, Beach or mountains, city or Surf and we have to say that Water is our jam, the Beach hands down but it should be close enough to a city or civilisation that you can get yourself a great coffee and we all will be happy! Beach hair has to be the most easy going hair, its effortless and has a carefree feel to it that money can’t buy!

image via @thechillhouse Bali

If you want to try to replicate “Beach hair” we suggest not trying too hard, it should be easy and starts with the right haircut, done the right way ( we do Dry Cutting technique ) which enables the hair to move and shift to the direction we want, making it effortless and wash and go. The product to try is Label M sea Salt Spray which no peeps it is NOT bottled sea water! After shampoo and conditioner you towel dry your hair and gently spray 5-6 pumps of it in and lightly fluff, LIGHTLY and let it dry naturally! If your lazy and want to try the other option then book yourself a flight to Bali on Malaysian Airlines and check into The Chill House get your Surf game on and relax in the Sun and CHILL OUT

When you have to force it

We all want beautiful hair, like it or not its a fact and a lot of us get stuck trying too hard to make it happen when in fact it may not be meant to be!

 

Our philosophy on hair and what we will and will not do is fairly simple, we believe that is if has to be forced then we don’t want it, doesn’t matter if its a conversation or if its a color you feel you ” have too have” if its got to put your hair health and our sanity at risk we will not do it.

Now I am sure a lot of people could take that as a negative and say we are lazy, trust me when we say we can do miracles when it comes to color but if it comes at a cost that you or us are going to regret due to your hair being the victim, then we are not prepared to do it. We consider it ethical hairdressing rather than trying to get a “sale” we consider the client family so if we wouldn’t do it on our family we wouldn’t do it on you!

Getting hair out of your butt crack, because we know hair better than anyone else

Fishing all the long hair that has fallen out, from your bum crack!?? Its not a new thing in fact act any woman who has long hair, they will all tell you it is a thing! ( that is they are being honest! )

Now how an you stop this annoying thing happening every time you shower? Well you can’t really but one thing you can try, remembering 100-175 hairs per day falling out is in the realm of “normal”  is brush it out before getting into the shower and wetting your hair. Add some serum from ends to roots and brush it out, any loose hair that are stuck amongst the other hair will now come out.

We know this is real because we know hair and thats a fact!

Your welcome, now you won’t have to be picking all those loose hairs from your, you know what!

 

 

Dry cutting gives the right texture to your haircut, its made to measure

Cutting hair dry is not a new thing, in fact its how it all started but what has changed is the science and understanding behind it. We have been dry cutting for over 20 years and we do it for a number of reasons and think its best to spell it out so its easy to understand.

 

You don’t walk around with wet hair, you don’t try on a dress with it wet, its both done dry correct? Just like getting a dress made to measure your hair has to be cut and shipped in the state that it will be in daily and that is dry, it goes way beyond simply cutting hair dry and saying you can do dry cuts too, its about understanding the movement and texture of the hair together with the science of movement and being able to add/remove weight or length to give the desired result.

Its a technique that in Asia has been used for many many years as typically straight hair reacts differently to curly hair and to create the desired texture it has to be done both wet and dry, a personalised technique that needs training and hair movement understanding . If you have ever wondered why some people can just wash and leave their hair and not touch it and it always looks good, maybe its the cut!

If you want hair that is wash and wear ready then its about time that you experienced it from the one place that started “Dry Cutting” in India

 

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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!

 

Your welcome!

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!

How to save LOTS of money on your hair

We all like to save some money right? We all dont have the same money saving ideas when it comes to reality and sometimes we waste money by trying to save money which is knd of stupid. Sooooo we thought we would tell you a little secret on how to NOT waste money on your hair, directly from the source!

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Its amusing when some salons try and convince you that they are cheaper and to save money by buying more than you need when typically when a salon talks about money the intent is not to save you but to get it from you ( not saying all but its typically ).

So how do you save some bucks on your hair and still look hot? Well here are some easy hints to get more bang for your buck!

  • Color is one of the most expensive things you can doand whilst its important its also important to know a few facts so you dont get taken for a ride! Color rarely needs to be taken through the ends of your hair, its a myth and the idea of ” Lets freshen it up” is bollocks! Natural hair is slightly darker at the roots and slightly lighter at the ends! FACT! Just get the regrowth done and not the ends unless there is a situation and looks terrible, this will save you money each visit!
  • The further away from your natural color you color your hair the faster you will see the regrowth, if you have white and they do it black, guess what….you will have to go again in 2 weeks and get the roots done! Go 2 shades lighter it wont annoy you as fast and save you time and money!
  • Hair Spa, now this one is a good one! Well depending on your location but some tend to play this service up like its going to turn water into wine! Hair Spa is meant to be a treatment to restore moisture, protein and strength or at least thats what you think, well it is but a lot of salons use a cheaper version and put you under a steamer so your cuticle swells up and feels smooth but 24 hours later nothing has changed. Skip the hair spa and ivest in the right take home products!
  • Rebonding and keratin are not and we repeat NOT for everyone no matter how good the deal is, it simply may not be worth doing on your hair and sorry to say may be a waste of money, rebonding is a waste of money and no one should be doing it!
  • Getting a trim or getting a cut is not any difference in price typically and neither it should be, get your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks, book it in advance and keep the booking and a lot of salons will give you a discount!

 

We get asked why are we so honest a lot ( not just saying that trust us lol ) but consdiering we are possibly the only salon in India that just does hair and not this and that as well you would think we would say yes to everything, well we dont. If you are better of with it then we will tell you about it, if you are better off without it then we will tell you that too. We are busy because we tell the truth and make sure no matter what, your hair is our advertising everyday, its that simple!

Besides simply shaving your head these could save you a lot of money and still have you looking like a model so your welcome!

 

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!

 

Image via Merrylin Boro Instagram

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!

How to evolve your look, one month into 2018

In life at times things get a little let’s just say blah, doesn’t matter if we are talking about work or relationships we have to make an effort to keep ourselves interested and interesting. With our hair we tend to get busy and forget to evolve our look from year to year let alone season to season and it takes effort and planning to do it.

Nothing like the first month of the year to get ourselves into a new chapter and change our look, it not only keeps you looking on point but keeps life interesting.

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New Year New look The bowl

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Merrylin Boro With her fresh AF bowl cut to get 2018 looking fresh.
If your thinking of a fresh new do then give us a call and we can sit and discuss options or plan out how to take the step over the next few sessions so it’s not so dramatic.

Order off the Hair menu

Beautiful hair can not be set into a menu or a series of looks other than to give you a vibe of the type of look the salon wants to show you. The trick to getting the right hair is as much about having a synergy with the brand/stylist that you both get it when it comes to the end result. Obviously they have to be skilled enough to do it and not just say they are the best!


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When you got a mouth full of hair?

Nothing worst than going in and getting a mouthful of hair, kind of a mood breaker if your locks are not maintained!

Shaving it could be an option but let’s talk Maintainence in case you don’t want to go bald. Guys with stubble, their face will act like Velcro and your hair will stick all over his face, which in itself can be ok unless your out with friends or family. Then it can look like things are getting hot when it was just an innocent peck intended. 
Let’s start with a few things you can do to prevent this!

  • Leave in serum like Cristali liquid by Alfa Parf which closes the cuticle and keeps the cuticle surface smooth.
  • Regular trims, removes split ends which in turn creates smoother surface.
  • Pony tail, keep it high which will keep your face and neck free for playtime.
  • Pre planning is better if you can manage to shampoo and condition before it’s better, remember the smell of your shampoo on wet hair is like a wet dog, it’s not cool so dry it!
  • A little perfume inside your hair so he can’t smell the smoke from the night before your hair absorbed in the club ( when you said you were home watching re runs of friends)

We hope this helps you not giving your guy fur balls, the rest is up to you!

31 Days into 2018, what have you done-You get one life!

It’s Such a common phrase, some people have the best excuses and at times it would be easy to sit down and give up, not try, not put in effort and maybe just maybe most people would. But we are put on this earth, given life and it’s a gift, shouldn’t you make the most of it?

Shouldn’t you be a positive influence in people’s lives? Isn’t that what it’s about?

 

Well its about to be February of 2018 and I am sure that we all started with the best intentions for the year, so what have you done to make your dreams come true this year? 31 days down

It’s one day or Day one, you decide!

Sexy hair leads to sexy times!

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!

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!

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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”.

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

 

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Do you ever wonder why if they are that good they offer 50% off?

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!

This is your next haircut

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!

Why your hair looks like its been chewed by a Rat!

We met someone recently who shall remain nameless ( lets call her Sally lol )

She had gone to another Salon and had some “chunky” foils done, wanted to look a little edgy ( apparently ) and ended up looking like her hair had been chewed by a hungry rat that fell asleep halfway through its meal!

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Now was the cut wrong, well technically no, it was the color that was creating the look which was, lets just say we had chest pain the entire time until we could fix it! Now if it was all the one length then this type of ” chunky ” color could be done and not look as bad ( although its circa 1990 and a little too Spice girls for our liking but hey its your hair right )

Word to the wise, if you want chunky color there is a way to have it without it looking like this, try a peekaboo type color in the bottom half which gets the color poking itself out in the bottom rather than doing this blocking highlights which is not only not cool on the eye but also high maintenance.

Searching for a gloss?

The search is over people! We have a treatment that gives you ONLY SHINE!

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Yes move over Kylie this is the one treatment that will give you shine, doesn’t work on anything just shine. We have it in stock and if you are feeling dull and lacking that lustre then this is it!

 

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Take these on your next trip!

It almost seems like a distant memory that you went on a holiday, maybe it was or maybe the last few weeks have been a little more than annoying who knows but we have some things you must be taking on your next trip away that will have your hair looking HOT the entire time. So no more just been shagged look, unless thats the look your going for.

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Space is limited in your bag, 30kg’s hardly gets your shoe collection let alone your hair equipment and product entourage etc.

Things you should take 

  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • A serum to keep the frizz at bay, and to resurrect your do the following day
  • Dry shampoo, unless your going on a beach holiday then why bother the sea water will do wonders
  • Silk pillow case, sounds a little OTT but will help you be able to sleep like a princess and not wake up looking like Shrek
  • Hair Tie’s, yes bring a few, god knows you will loose half of them anyway! Good idea if you are swimming to tie it up that way your not spending time doing hair before you go out later in the night
  • Hairdryer’s are usually there in most hotels but maybe a good idea if you are relying on it to confirm with them prior to going!

That should be all you take, if your packing more then its not a holiday its a work trip

 

 

 

 

Run out of Shampoo? Do you need to change it once in a while?

There is a myth that every second or third bottle of shampoo, you should change as your hair gets used to it and stops working. Its not true, the reality is you may have dry hair ( for example ) and you get some shampoo for dry hair, you use it and take care of your hair, get regular trims etc for the next few months and its starts getting better. Finally its feeling healthy and normal again since all your time and energy went into fixing the disaster it was.

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Now the second or third bottle in, you don’t need that shampoo now because your hair is not dry and damaged, so you need to change. If you use the same shampoo its not bad but useless in terms of fixing anything as its not dry and damaged any more, makes sense right?!

Always just check if the products you have are working for you at the moment you get your hair done, maybe it needs changing or maybe its working just fine, filling up bathroom cupboards with products is not what we do, nor should you!

Looking washed up after your fancy color?

There are still a few people out there who think getting a bright pastel color requires us pulling a tube out, putting it in a bowl and applying it to your hair, then boom you look like a mermaid and life is perfect. Well there is a lot more to it than this sadly, so we thought it best to spell it out and squash a few myths so you can then asses if its the right thing to do or not.

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To get a bright pastel color or even a pastel color the hair has to be light, now if you have blonde hair naturally then congratulations you are 80% there but if your hair is dark then it HAS to be lightened up ( yes bleached ) and depending on the color you want to the level it has to be lightened. If you mix paint think like you are in kindergarten for a minute, mix blue and red you get purple so if you lighten it put to red/ orange the result if you want blue will be somewhat a purple color but your accuracy is going to be loose.

Ok so you have managed to get the color after 2-3 sessions of lightening your hair, each time sitting in the salon for 2-3 hours and your scalp feels more like you have been beaten up than had a pamper session but you look good!

Now the minute you wash your hair the color will start to fade, sure you can use the right products to help, like a sulphate free shampoo etc but it will fade eventually depending on the condition, color etc etc.

Once it fades and it will, you will find that it fades uneven and your left with a patchy mermaid back stage groupie kinda look. If you at this point want to do pastel again then you have to possibly deal with the base you have and decide what color to do again if you want to change it, if you want to go back to a natural look then colouring over it will work but keep in mind just because its then dark and looks natural, chances are it will feel coloured and you need to treat it like it is coloured and be extremely careful with it!

If you are still keen then drop in, we love doing fun colours but will always make sure you are 100% informed before we start!

Natural Texture Hair the easy way

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

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Photo – Rod Anker

Love me but don’t touch my hair

We have all seen it, we hear you all hate it yet daily we see over and over again hair that should not be touched let alone run your hands through it!
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You wanted something sexy and yet your wearing your hair in ringlets, like a little rag doll circa 1950’s, ALERT its not cool it looks terrible unless your going to a fancy dress party and have been told to come looking like a hand me down rag doll. Sure curling it into one solid mass curl on either side of your face may keep it curly a little longer ( good for you ) but looks like you did it with both eyes closed and one hand tied behind your back!

Did you?

If you don’t want to look stupid, you want to have all eyes on you in a. good way then its time to change Salons and get your butt into see us!

When you are wearing this seasons outfit and 5 year old hair

Every Season you are reminded to buy fresh clothes right? Or for some its simply opening social media and seeing how that new pair of shoes is going to change your life and if you buy that you really need to get the bag to match and if you buy 2 then you get a code for 20$ discount so why not get it all! lol

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Yet you do this with the same cut and color you have been doing for the last 5 years, head to the salon and screw the hairstylist for cheaper and always rush them. Yep reading it kind of makes sense right? Well if its doesn’t then please close down this tab and walk away, clear history and never return or mention our name!

Your hair has seasons too, every season a few small changes can make a huge difference and will help evolve your look, we are not talking long to short kind of change, we are talking slight changes over time which helps bring your hair from one season to another seamlessly and yet still look current.

If you are tired of the same old same old then give us a call, drop in for a chat and work out how you can get the ball rolling on your hair!

Call 011 410 10011

Beautiful comes in all shapes, sizes and stuffed crust!

Do you have a type? yeah I like nice people, attracted to people with a god soul and a great personality, sure aesthetics make for first impressions and help a little but if your a knob, doesn’t make any difference after the first 5 minutes.

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Big, small, tall or short, long hair, short hair, pink hair, no hair…your can be beautiful just the way you are!

Love yourself first!

How to get the best Blow

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

 

Want some advice about your short and curlies?

Why is it that girls with Curls have a more Sass than those with straight hair? Or is it just us that thinks that, not sure but regardless to maintain those locks it takes a little trial and error and a few things to keep in mind to make sure it looks good we have spelt it out below! If you have straight hair and have a lot of attitude then good for you!

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Things to keep in mind for the curly hair Girls

  • The moisture controls the Curl, the less moisture the more frizz, the more moisture the better the curl
  • Too much color will dry your hair out and create frizz
  • Regular trims remove split ends and should be done every 6-8 weeks, although it sounds cliche its a fact
  • Dont let anyone on planet earth thin your hair out or you will look more like a fur ball than a person!
  • Don’t get rebounding unless you want to look like you are wearing a wig!
  • Keratin can be beneficial, but in all honesty only as a last resort
  • Embrass the curl

 

Hope that helps, curl is hot if you know how to style it, natural is best!

 

How do you get that front bit to go upwards and WTF is it called?

Its called a Quiff and its fairly easy guys, obviously if its cut the right way anything is possible, if its not its most likely fixable but regardless here is a few tips to get you looking as cool as  James Dean did!

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Lets imagine you have had your hairstylist cut it the right way and not left it too long, or too much weight ok…Lets just imagine life is perfect for a minute and after trying this if things go south then drop in and see us, we will be more than happy to go over it for you and show you!

  • Blow dry your hair, holding the front between your fingers and lifting it up as you go.
  • Once its dry and the hair is hot, turn the dryer to cold and ( holding the hair between your fingers blast it with the cold air, this sets it and helps hold it up)
  • Using a dry paste ( not a wax!) rub a small amount between your hands and dispurse through your hair, pulling it in the direction you want!

 

Bingo, your ready to rock like a rockabilly!

 

Cutting coupons to get your hair done is like reheating day old French fries and expecting them to taste fresh

If you have ever been in the situation were you end up going back time and time again to the same salon when you are not 100% happy, its like reheating Mc Donalds French fries the day after and expecting it to taste fresh.

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It’s not going too, it will taste like you expect reheated Mc Donalds fries to tastes like.

Get something fresh call us on 011 410 10011

Mens Hair you need to get your life on track in 2018

Its almost the end of January and the goals you had verbally thrown out on 1st Jan, 25 days down and most likely not much has changed! Statistically they say you have to make one move in a certain direction and the rest will follow so we thought it was a good idea to help you along and give you a few looks that might be right up your alley!

 

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If your parents are white, chances are you will go white too

There are some who think they have the secret potion or recipe for not getting white hair, well folks if you know it I’m sure its worth more than knowing what the 12 secret herbs and spices are. If your parents went white young, good chance you too will go white young. Its not a fool proof, your going to be white at the same time but more of an indication its fairly probably. Your DNA which is a mixture of both parents will now play their role in you and determine what happens.

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Remember a small % of going white is placed on external factors, stress life etc

Your Instagram is cool but you’re as basic as a Parle G biscuit

We are at an stage we’re more effort is put into having the coolest images on line and yet no effort into being cool or yourself. Brands say one thing yet they do another, people say they do this or that but in reality they only do that to get a Photo.


The craziest thing is that your personality and what you are putting out doesn’t match in fact not even close, it’s a complete miss match and everyone can see it. Let’s say you’re pro cutting edge and want everyone to think you push the boundaries yet in real life you’re a conformist. Doesn’t work and there is something odd and we can all see it.

No this isn’t about one person or one brand this epidemic effects a LOT and you have to assume it stems out of insecurity which is sad. We spend all our life trying to fit in yet we spend as much energy talking ourselves up saying we aren’t like the rest 😳

In an age of social media being the way it is, we have to spend more time reflecting the real you rather than trying to show one thing and acting another.

 

If you spent the same amount of time as you do selecting and editing your photos, on your life and work you would be a real rockstar!

It’s really boring and disappointing to meet someone who seems cool but is as basic as a Parle J biscuit

We might be on our own but we are cool with it

Funny story, got asked today why we talk so much and write constantly on the internet about hair when it should be told only in Salons. Our reply was simply, education for hair has to be to everyone since its a very one sided curriculum currently in the Industry there needs to be more honesty that is not driven by money or ROI or investor happiness rather the facts, after all aren’t we all in the business of doing beautiful hair.

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Its so nice and peaceful in the space that we say whatever we want, do whatever we want and focus all our time on doing what we do!

No banners, no cliche coupon cutting just hair

Sulfate free Shampoo

There is always something new, something more in trend and with research and money being spent on discovering new things all the time its hard to keep up but relax thats our job!

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Sulfate free shampoo is one of the best things that has happened to hair color in the last 10 years as it is detergent free and maintains the tone and richness of the color longer without stripping it and drying out the hair!

If you have color then this is a must, if you don’t have color and your hair is not oily then try it, it is gentle enough to use daily and your hair will be looking awesome!

We use and reccomomend Alfa Parf products which all of their shampoo is sulphate free

How to be completely independent

Don’t you think sometimes, we all want to be Independent and free yet most tend to not want complete Independence in fact when no one questions you things can get out of control. Sure we want to move our Salon to the middle of the Rajhastan desert but I guess it may be a little too far for most to come, we promise you that it would have a super chill vibe and the best Cactus on the planet but its not happening any time soon so sit back down!

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Good things happen when you have multiple people putting their energy into the one thing, they can do it independently however the more heads ( pun intended ) you have working on it the better it will be. Now we think being independent with your hair it should be free from weekly trips to the salon, now we love seeing you but seriously a few times a week is just not realistic to you and your life is it? Maybe you literally have nothing else to do and you like to be busy looking busy and then in that case we are all for it, come in have coffee and tell us how busy you are.

How on earth do you get that hair freedom? 

  • Well it doesn’t involve colouring your 90% white hair black
  • It doesn’t mean giving you a terrible haircut that only a hairdresser with a blow torch and 2 cans of hairspray can make look good
  • It isn’t scorching your hair so its dry AF so the only person can comb it is us
  • It sure as hell is not making you wear it ” in and out curls” that are more like a set barbie doll than actual hair

Its about giving you a cut that works with your hair, teaching you how to maintain it between cuts, giving you a color that works with your hair, skin and lifestyle. Its showing you options that work you can do yourself, its about being ethical with your hair so its in the best possible condition.

Call 011 41010011

 

The trick to having healthy hair no hairdresser or product company will tell you

Yes its true, no one makes money when you have healthy hair, we can safely say this because at this rate we are flat out trying to fix everyone’s hair and it seems like no one is listening so we thought as a community outreach we should try and help the situation by explaining a few things. After all even if you do not come to us for your hair, if we can help in a small way for you to look and feel better about your hair then its great news!

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So here are a few things that are FACTS about hair and hair care, how to make sure you don’t end up down a dirt road that leads you to searching on google ” Wigs ” or ” hair extensions”

  • Always get your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks regardless of the length you have, the length you want.
  • The term ” Global color” is another way of saying let me ruin your entire hair not just the roots! There should be virtually no need to take color through the ends of your hair even once a year! Very time you do it damages!
  • A ” Hair Spa” DOES NOT FIX STUPID If you have had your hair ruined a few massages and steam is going to do NOTHING! Get a proper protein treatment, if you need advice then drop us an email and we can suggest a few different brands
  • Just because something is on discount, doesn’t mean that its right for you, sure we all love to save money but even if its 50% off it is still 100% waste of money!
  • Keratin is not a treatment to make your hair healthy! It reduces frizz and curl marginally and is NOT I repeat NOT a treatment to fix the bad condition that was caused by the bad color
  • Just because a brand has an amazing advertising campaign, it doesn’t mean their products are the best, some may be some may not be. Using a sulphate free shampoo whilst it is amazing it may not work on your hair!
  • Getting a blowout a few times a week and they burn it into place will in fact cause a lot of damage over 6-12 month. Don’t over heat your hair!

This is just a few, we could go on and on but this will get you started,

Just because the mass go there does not mean its not the crazy bin!

One of the easiest ways to find a salon is ask someone likeminded, asking just anyone where they go to get their hair done simply won’t work, maybe it will maybe it won’t but one would imagine its a hit and miss. If you know someone that has similar taste as you, likes to look after themselves then it may be the best bet to ask them for recommendations!

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Rememeber just because a lot of people go to a place, be it a salon or a “place” doesn’t mean its right for you, or anyone for that matter. A lot of the time some people a certain place is cool or the best simply because they have not experienced anything else.

If you have not ever loved your hair, then chances are the salon your going to is wrong for you, its kind of that basic.

Hey lets catch up for a coffee

For anyone who has been to Australia you will know that they love their coffee like sometimes more than there family, its important! So when we say drop in for a coffee its not a causal pre mix type coffee its a proper coffee so you should not take it lightly.

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Many plans are brewed over coffee and hair can be one of them, worst case scenario you have a good chat and a nice coffee.

So next time your thinking about your next move with your hair, drop in and have a chat with us and lets plan this!

Take a look inside Rod Anker Salons in Meherchand market

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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5 different ways to take the perfect selfie and 1 way to send that nude shot!

Selfie 🤳 game has reportingly at an all time high and there has even been reports of people having a condition from over exposure to “bad selfies” on Facebook and Instagram. Some go to all sorts of lengths 🏊🏼 in order to fill their feed with incredible images.


All we say is make sure you hair is right, color on fleek and for the love of God, don’t do the side hair flip in every single photo, it looks kinda odd!

If you need help, drop in and see us we will help with a few handy hints and styling options. 


Image via Lorenzo Plaatjies

Check out which of our clients just painted their Jet black

Ever thought, one day when everything falls into place I’m going to buy a jet and paint it black? Well as you can see there are some, in fact I think I would too just to be the odd one out, I think it would look cool!

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But I guess since this is a hair site its only fitting we relate this to hair right, I guess so! Well if you have a plane you are more than welcome to paint it any color you like, if you have hair, then black is NOT your only option! If you are colouring your hair to cover grey’s then black is possibly the worst option, if you think you were black or have black hair the chances are slim as very very few people actually have black hair.

One of the biggest problems when you are going grey is keeping up with the regrowth, the moment you leave the salon, your hair starts to grow and within days if you look closely you will see white dots coming through which will start driving you crazy. The darker the hair, the whiter the white the faster you see it!

So how do you either stop it growing, slow it down or disguise it so your life isn’t spent in the Salon?

Well never tell your hairstylist you want black thats a good start, but we need to understand that when you color your hair the contrast is what will show the regrowth the fastest, the darker your colouring, you will see the lighter hairs coming through. Now if you are dark and you color your hair light its exactly the same but in reverse.

You can break up the color you are doing, add some highlights a few shades lighter, take your color 1-2 shades lighter than your natural color and this together will give you a longer gap between visits and free up some valuable time of yours!

Your hair may be dark but unlikely it is black or ever was!

 

Come see us and discuss how to get your life back and still look good!

Mauritius is the Hottest destination only 6 hours from Delhi

So we went away for our Christmas break and was really last minute, we needed sunshine and blue skies and had heard about Mauritius from friends so thought why not! Booked only the week before Christmas, we were set and only a 6.5 hour flight direct from Delhi on Air Mauritius we were there!

Coming from Australia, the beaches are kind of good and the surrounding places people typically go on holidays are Bali, Fiji, Vanuatu and Cook Islands and if you just open a new tab and search any of these you will see the beaches are awesome. Now that being said Mauritius is different, sure the beaches are endless white sand and the water on almost every beach is crystal clear, paradise! But its different in the sense it has sense of life other than a beach holiday destination.

We hired a car, which was really easy, although a little challenging as it was Christmas but finally got one. and spent 8 days exploring the island. Easy to navigate around and everything was accessible.

Now not a New Years resolution type people but must say we both had a really peaceful time reflecting on what has been and what goals we will strive for in 2018.

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If you are thinking of a getaway and tired of the usual destinations then this is a place you must experience! Visa friendly upon arrival and from the moment you land you will feel the Island vibe and the ease of life for your trip! Blue skies, crystal clear water and an easy island to get around without any fuss!

Check out Mauritius Explored and you can navigate your trip a little easier, they have tons of ideas and links to get you started! Click on Air Mauritius to get you started and book now!

 

For more of our images follow us on Instagram – Merrylin Boro and Rod Anker

Pack your bags its time for a trip!

A good sleep is as good as a holiday, seriously what a load of rubbish! A good sleep is an essential part of a healthy life and can really screw up your mental health ( and others close by ) if you don’t get enough and is not at all like a holiday!

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Getting a new outfit or a change of hair is an escape and can give you the feeling of being fresh, sure it may only last you a day or two but it’s a kickstart to a new mood or vibe that will get you in a good headspace and thats at the end of the day important, that new headspace may just have you booking your next holiday!

If you are feeling like a break then pick up the phone and give us a call!

 

Phone 011 410 100 11

So you’re thinking of colouring your hair?

So you have had a brainwave to color your hair and want it done like yesterday now its on your mind its almost as if it has to be done as soon as possible, so how do you decide what color you should do? You may love your sisters hair or your BFF’s but you have different hair, personality and its not you right!

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Because we know that it can be overwhelming to decide do you go lighter, dark, should it look natural or should it be a pastel pink?

We will always discuss color in detail as it is something that needs to be talked about and given the pro’s and con’s as depending on the color it could take you 12-18 months to grow it out so its worth us spending the time to work it out prior! Its always a good idea to head on over to Pinterest and save your favorites and then look and asses what it is you like, you may find once you have all the images laid out that there is a pattern of what you like, it may work it may not but at least you will be able to see them and discuss it with us when you come in.

Its a big decision getting your color done and you should never take an impulse decision based on a spare of the moment thing!

Come in and discuss your options with us, we will take the time to give you the positives and the negatives ( if any ) before you take the decision to do it!

Perfect in its Imperfections

Trends come and go and when it comes to trying to get them at times its a little difficult, now about early to mid last year there was a movement to wear hair a lot more natural, messy if you prefer to call it but we like to call it lived in. Its fresh and there is a perfection in the imperfection, it sexy and its current.

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The reality is not to put so much effort into it, can you do it using tools the real answer is not really. This hair is done working with unwashed un blow dried hair and it is NOT DONE with heat tools!!!!

The trap that some make is overdoing it and pumping it full of product or over drying it and trying too hard, this look is best on clean unwashed hair with little product.

 

Maybe a little serum and a touch of spray but nothing else!

How often should you get a haircut?

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

Is your color fading?

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!

 

Your flowers look lovely but we don’t have a vase sorry

Do you do waxing, can I get my makeup done, do you do Saree draping, can someone run out and pick up my dry cleaning, can someone move my car, can you come to my house at 7 am and give me a blow out, can I get my Amazon order delivered here, can I use your wifi, can I borrow a battery charger, can I use your laptop, do you have a microwave to heat up my lunch, can I get a foot massage, do you have a little cake or something sweet to eat, can you give me the color to do at home myself & do you sell wigs. These are just some of the things we get asked!

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We want to make your life easy so just to let you know, we do hair, we are a hair Salon, we do everything to do with the hair on your head, not other parts of your body.

Head hair and we do it bloody well!

Not bending over backwards for you!

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!

When you kinda want to sparkle but don’t know how

You have finally decided that you want a little sparkle, not sure if it involves 27 packets of glitter stickers or a color in your hair?


If it’s stickers, please see the above image, not hard basically just get your kit off and start sticking, don’t stop until you run out of stickers.

If it’s hair then pick up the phone and call us!

Rod Anker celebrates 10 Years in Incredible India

Well its almost 10 years that I have been in this amazing country, some ups and some downs but love the way the country has welcomed me, I love it!

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But have to raise my middle finger to those few that said I wouldn’t make it, some out of love and some out of reality. There is a lot more to come and the last almost 2 years in Meherchand in our own stand alone Salon has proven that our skill and Know how works just the way we said it would.

2018 we are planning some really incredible things and can’t wait to share them with you!

 

Thanks to all who doubted me, it is a real motivator

Color in a Salon vs Colour from the Shops

We all have moments when money is tight, you have to choose between having rice for dinner or left over Maggi noodles from the previous night, its called balance and it happens from time to time. Now when it comes to wanting to feel good, even though your bank balance looks like a dirty street dog, you want to feel good right?!

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Now you have a choice, wait and feed yourself ( which is always a good first choice! ) or go and get your hair done, now whilst we like the second we would tell you to get your belly full then worry about your hair! When it comes to trying to save money on your hair a lot of salons or stylist may not be as open to giving you the options as we are, in fact we are a little shameless about it.

Our thoughts are very simple, if you need it then we will tell you, if you don’t we will tell you that also. When colouring there is some people who think they can go scout out the local market for the tube of color that they pointed too on the color chart and go buy it themselves and get someone to apply it. Now we love your thought process HOWEVER given that the color chart is a tool used by hairdressers to make sure the color in your mind is the same as the color we are thinking, its a TOOL not a recipe! Each color that we do is typically mixed with 3-5 different colours to get the exact color required for you, it is not coming out of one box…rarely!

If you want to look expensive don’t waste money and try to do it yourself as you will end up spending more on it!

Want to wake up in the morning with perfect hair?

Don’t you hate those people who either do wake up looking perfect or the other ones who wake up looking like crap, fix their hair then take a photo as if they woke up like that?

Can you have hair that is perfect after a night of horizontal mumbo?

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Is it even possible?

A straight answer would be yes it is possible, its more complicated than that I suppose and depends on various things including your cut, the hair texture etc etc and if you make a few changes then the chances are you too could wake up looking sexy AF

 

Changes to make

Make sure you don’t go to bed with wet hair, as its drying it will end up looking terrible!

Use one or two drops of serum in your mid lengths to ends gently just before you go to bed.

Use a Silk pillow case, this stops the aggravation and will keep the cuticle smooth and your hair less static!

If your hair is curly and has a tendency to go curly or frizzy then tie it in a low tight pony tail, wrap a silk scarf around it all and secure at the base of the pony tail, this keeps everything perfect and when you wake up simply take it off and a little scratch and boom!

 

Above all one of the most important things is the cut, if the structure is right then the theory is it should all fall in place, now saying that and we are good but we can not control what your hair does at 3am let alone how it looks after a romp in the sack, we suggest you have fun and don’t worry about it!

Dear little Miss blogger and beauty writers and the odd know it all

Dear World, no this is not meant to be a nasty dig at you in particular rather everyone that spends their Saturday night mashing up food scraps from the fridge, the odd plant from outside and putting it on your hair with the thought that it would perform miracles.

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Now is Aloe Vera good for sunburn, yes but is it better than putting a scientifically manufactured burn creme on? Possibly a slower remedy, maybe not as effective right?

Now imagine putting Onion pulp on your hair as you have been told that it is good for hair growth, yet you have a terrible diet, don’t drink enough water, your parents and their parents all went bald at 40 and you have a high pressure job and abuse your hair like it is always going to be on your head forever and you want to know what items are in your fridge that will fix it? LOLOLOLOL

For professional advice visit a Hair Salon, for hair advice talk to a professional hairstylist, your granny doesn’t know it all ( she probably knows a lot of other things tho )

Call us we know hair, we have a few good recipe’s if your interested but not to rub on your head, to eat!

Not sure to say F&% it or not Maybe

Its so easy to get stuck in a rut and end up down a road you really don’t want to be on! One day turns into two, three and before you know it you are at a place you really never wanted to be in the first place!

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So that being said, take the trip, say yes if you want to say yes, take the call, avoid the others, get a hair cut and life you life!

You have one in every colour yet you are still coloring your hair BLACK

So you are one of those people who love shoes, awesome! You buy the latest and it’s an obsession and you love it, in fact every tim you have lunch with your girlfriends they always comment…. great!

So why on EARTH are you still eating your hair the same way, year after year same color, same style!

If you eat this for breakfast, your hair will appear sexier

Its not rocket science but our bodies need to be our temples and what you put in you get out. imagine you constantly feed your mind negative thoughts, chances are fairly slim that you life with be super positive, if you eat junk food chances are your not going to be running at capacity right?

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So chances are if you started your day with this awesome looking monster you would have the best day possible and no matter what you would be looking at life in a more positive way!

Don’t let negative thoughts or actions change your mood or alter your personality, life should be awesome!

Mens haircuts that will get you looking fresh for 2018

Guys can be the most lazy species on the planet and while we know we have not been pushing you hard to change, last year you got into the taper and even though we nudged you to taper on you just couldn’t be bothered so 2018 our mission is going to be TAPER!

Its low maintenance and gets you through the 3-5 weeks between haircuts looking fresh so there is really no excuses to be lazy because this in fact will help you look good and be lazy at the same time!

Get something fresh its still January the year has just begun!

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So if you have been putting it off for the last few weeks, its time to get yourself into the salon guys!

 

17 Foods to eat to forget your hair growth

All you have to do to explore different opinions on hair growth is google it, some will say this some will say that, everyone is an expert, everyone says it has results. So basically you can eat anything from fruit to fish and it all will help you according to google and all the so called experts.

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Its a healthy balanced diet that will get your body to function the way it was designed, google ” 5 food groups” then decide what you have to do, you can try and trick your body or you can provide it with the necessities it needs to function the way it needs to, so your hair will grow the way it is intended.

We suggest a healthy balanced diet that not only is good for you but is delicious also. Be healthy, be good to each other and love life!

This is how we want to find the toilet

Its not a secret that public toilets can be one of the most disgusting experiences of your life, short of using the local tree at times its the only option!

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If you happen to come into the salon and you have read this then please look at the above image and leave our toilet exactly the same, we promise you we will be very happy!

 

 

When your hair looks more like a horse tail

You have been growing your hair since forever, you don’t know why but its just what people do no? Everyone said grow it long its sexy, now its longer than the question at the Government run banks and as lifeless as the service you will get once you wait.

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Sure if you are planning a photo shoot on a horse then all is well with the world, however its become too long and managing it is far from sexy or easy. You need to keep in mind creating a fresh look will be either bangs or a few layers, without changing the color there is not really many other options once the hair gets this long.

Things you need to be on the look out for are, keep the layers in proportion to the length or it will end up looking ratty ( is that a word even?)

Make sure to asses your options carefully and get the right advice so the outcome matches your expectations.

Gender neutral cuts

It’s 2018, we have boys dressing as girls and girls dressing as boys ( or at least your perception of what certain genders are meant to wear) We have a guy in power in America  who is possibly the most racist person this generation has ever seen! Let’s all stop judging and trying to label things that 10-20 years ago was nothing other than someone wants to wear there hair a certain way.


Who said short hair is for guys and long hair is for girls! We have seen short hair on girls look hot and long hair on guys look completely meant to be. It’s not about putting it into a box and calling it any gender it’s hair, you don’t have to put things in Boxes.

Wear your hair how you want, please only yourself, it doesn’t define who you are, it makes you feel good about yourself and that is all that matters!

The temperature is heating up

You can not abuse it and then think a little ice will cool it down, if you are constantly abusing your hair then there will be damage that no amount of ” hair spa” or treatment will fix. Yes thats right, your hair is not indestructible sadly.

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We have a very clear ethos when it comes to doing hair, if you can not manage yourself on a daily basis then we are not doing our job, if what we do causes damage that creates drama in your life then we are not doing our job. Its fairly simple, we respect the hair so your life is not disturbed by repeat visits to have to fix it, sure we could possibly be busier doing all sorts of chemical treatments and tell you they will change your life, but the change would involve you having to come back weekly to try to deal with it.

If you are after an ethical Hair Salon that respects the health of your hair then look no further!

We fix discount haircuts 

We get a lot of clients come see us, that have had a bad experience with their hair and desperate to fix it. Nothing more upsetting than looking like a freak of nature even if it will grow out in 2-3 weeks or in some cases 2-3 months.

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There is a reason why we specialize in hair, come see why. 
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Sometimes you just have to do it for yourself

Its no secret that everyone has an opinion about, well everything and some will just want you to know it every day, what they think about your clothes, your job, your choice of partner, what your eating and the way you dance. Its exhausting actually listening to it all, its like they don’t have a life of their own to worry about they have to discuss yours or offer an opinion.

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With your hair, its almost like everyone will talk about it and when its a style or length they like they will tell you they never liked it like it was before OR they will simply tell you to grow it or cut it, it looked better the way it was earlier.

Its your hair, its your life wear it the way YOU want too, how on earth can someone ( anyone ) tell you to grow it or cut it?

If you want to have some fun with your hair then its about time you took control and did what you want to do and have some fun!

Lets talk about your shinny boots

So you have the latest boots, the coolest wardrobe in town and yet whilst your boots are as shinny AF your hair has the shine of a rusty tin can!

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Did you know that oil will dehydrate your hair? Did you know that over colouring will dehydrate your hair? Did you know that using too much heat will dehydrate your hair? Did you know that the way you brush it could cause split ends and then make it look dull?

 

Its ok, we do, you probably didn’t know that there is a something called a shine treatment that adds a clear gloss to your hair that lasts 4-6 weeks so if you have a special occasion coming up then it maybe the perfect thing to do!

 

20 Men’s cuts from 2018 you must try

The year is over and and New Year has begun, you guys have been as erratic as always but there are a few trends that stand out and here are some!

The Fade, possibly the biggest trend and still going strong 

The Undercut, yes 98% have done it or got it already 


The taper, tight!


Taper and a shaved surgical line


Fade crop with a box hairline 


The Mop top


The one length bowl 

These are our favourites!



Yoga that will help your hairstyle

You have seen what is needed to be done to get your hair looking the way you like it so you end up not trying to do it yourself because it would be easier to be level 208 Yoga master than to blow dry your current haircut?!

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Then your going to the wrong salon!

 

Explain to me what you are waiting for again

Its easy to say, I will do it when XYZ happens or I will commit when ….. the reality is the perfect time never comes and will never come, if you are waiting for something to change or someone to change the reality is it or they won’t. Time moves even if you are standing still waiting and its important to be the one who is in control of your life, its not a game, its your life!

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Doesn’t matter if you are waiting for your hair to be a certain length, or if you are waiting for the right time to resign, the reality there will never be a right time. The right time is when you decide enough is enough, take the step to be the best person you can be today for you, don’t keep giving part of you to someone or something that in reality doesn’t deserve you or your time. Get that hair cut, buy that dress, take that holiday and live life!

Going blonde with Indian skin?

It’s a frequent question does blonde hair suit Indian skin and the easiest answer is yes if it’s done correctly.  The sad reality is a lot of the time hairdressers don’t bother to either prep the hair or follow it through till then end.

It’s a long process that no matter what you have planned, what kitty party you need to get to or how busy you are it’s a process that you can’t rush. Recently Santu Misra, fashion editor dropped into the salon wanting to go blonder than Zayn Malik, but wanted it to do it overnight like Kylie Jenner. Well we heard him but gave him some facts:

  1. It’s going to take several hours
  2. There will be an unpleasant feeling on your scalp.
  3. You have to embrace the process: it (just) takes time!

So he turned up and we started and here is what happened


The yellow is halfway through a 2 hour process with two applications, yes it’s a bleach but a very mild on scalp bleach, then we toned the color two times to get the exact tone right.


The easy answer is yes it does suit darker skin tones if the tone is bang on. It’s a tedious process that involves patience and skill and is not something you shop on line for the best “deal”.

So if you always wanted to have that perfect color but been told it won’t work or even worse, you have ended up with a trashy gold blonde it’s time to call Rod Anker Salons Instagram page

Bored af? Here are 5 things to do right now!

Your thrill for the day is seeing your own reflection in the mirror naked and then it’s off to work to wait till lunchtime. After that’s it’s a countdown to go home eat watch Tv then bed! Sounds like you?

It’s time to change things up a little! Haircut vs new wardrobe? Haircut is cheaper and can wear it everyday without people thinking your homeless so it’s the perfect choice we think! Get on Pinterest or Instagram and get some inspiration and book your appointment now before life sucks the life out of you!

No standing anytime

To us one of the most scary places to be is comfortable, its when everything becomes predictable is when things become boring and it is then that you have lost the hunger and thirst to be on a constant change and evolve. Lets be honest though its easy to get comfy, could be on the couch, comfy at work, in business or just in life. We have to go out of our way to push ourselves and the things we do to make sure that we keep evolving as a person to experience as much in life as possible. There are always people that will say that being in a. predictable comfort zone is the goal ( and it may be for you and thats fine ) but for us its the scariest place on planet earth.

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Your hair is the easiest thing to change and possibly the easiest thing to let become stale and boring because a lot of people once they find something that works they just stick with it, day after day, week after week, year after year. Boring!

 

Get a new look in 2018

The thing that can’t be replaced easily

We just want to point out some obvious facts about Dolls and you can draw your own line to connect it to us and what we do!

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You can replace an arm or leg, get new clothes for it, shoes also, can color over the face and make it a different color.

You can’t replace the hair!

Tired of the same shit!

I don’t know about a lot of you, but don’t you find yourself bored out of your head from time to time, it normal right. Same people, same places, same conversations and the same challenges day in day out, like seriously is this life?

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The say you become what or who you spend the most time around so if you stay in the rut, you end up becoming the rut, scary right?!

We are fed the same type of consumer hype on almost everything like buying a certain product is going to change a thing, a dream holiday or a car that will get you to your destination faster and better. Your boss is a dick, the people you interact with every day are 100% not the type of people that are going to lift you up, if anything you have constant thoughts of growing them in your morning coffee just to shut them up!

If this sounds like you then its time to get a fresh new cut or color, or go crazy and get both!

Is your color washing out?

Firstly apologies if you think after reading this that we think your stupid but we thought to share a few hair facts with you and colouring to make things a little more simple to understand. There are some colours that will fade, tone fades and it is possible however fading in a solid line is not going to happen its actually called regrowth.

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When you first started colouring your hair to cover the odd grey hair, life was fairly simple, you got it done every 6-8 weeks and even then hardly noticed the odd white you had, now a few years later there is more than a few “odd” grey hairs its more like a lot and your dark color that you were 10-20 years ago that you insist on still doing looks black against the white hairs as it grows. The easiest way to explain it is brown will look black when you put it beside white, and a few white will look like a bunch beside brown or dark hair. Your hair is constantly growing, so if your have white hair even colouring over it it is growing from the moment it is covered, the darker the color the more visible it will be as it grows. If you expect not to see any white for weeks then you are delusional, its like a guy saying I shaved a week ago and now I have facial hair, it literally grows 24/7 and you will see small dots of white within days, this is normal and reality.

Easy way to get longer out of it is simple, do not take your color as dark as you are, as you get more grey ( or white hair ) the take the color slightly lighter so there is less variation. Add some highlights to your color to break it up and its not so solid.

Color does not fade in a perfect line, its called regrowth!

It might be a cool haircut, but not on you

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!

 

Call us on 011 410  10011

Stuff that in your mouth girl

So you want to be hot, have awesome hair, eat and drink what you want and everything to be amazing?! Well there most likely is a window in time when you possibly can do this and for those still in those very few years 18-20 go for it piggy. For the rest we have to have balance, both in life and the fun we put our bodies through. We get asked a lot is there a food that would make our hair grow, well considering Rod is bald, if there is such a food then someone needs to tell him!

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Fast food is fine in moderation but having a diet that is not balanced will eventually catch up on you, your hair and your body. Have a balanced diet, get the right amount of sleep and be kind to others.

Saying that we are writing this on a Saturday so I guess you can start this tomorrow!

You want to blend in or stand out?

Act your age they said as if there is rulebook on what to look like at set ages, you should act a certain way or dress a certain way like when your older you shouldn’t be looking fun or cool, you should be boring and set in your ways. What a load of rubbish!

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After al haven’t you put in the hard work and conformed for too long? Its when you get older you should be caring less right, after all you have done the hard yards it should be time to have some fun right?!

So before you decide to be a boring old hag, why not have a little fun with your look and hair and be the person you always wanted to be!

 

Since when is your Kitchen an option for hair care

Home remedies started pre internet and before there were any other options other than to rely on the information passed down from generation to generation, back then it was all you had, there was no on line shopping, no boutique brands and certainly the only research was based on what your family did or what stories were told.

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Now whilst some may sound legit, there are very few that actually work or in fact some have the adverse effect and cause problems rather than cure anything. Somewhat like a placebo you may end up thinking that by doing some of these obscure things you hair may grow longer, thicker, faster and any other promises your 110 year old grandmother tells you!

Now whilst some of the home remedies we have been exposed to are not only crazy but plain disgusting, like onion pulp on your scalp….seriously? If you think putting Olive oil or coconut oil on your scalp is going to miraculously going to solve anything, you really need to get your head right!

Before you go to your fridge, do a little research on this thing called Internet and make the determination yourself, don’t take our opinion as authority its best to get the information yourself then make a decision.

If your planning on asking a professional what food you can put on your hair to “fix it” understand that you have a problem with the basics and you need to come and see us

Rod Anker Salons Open in Meherchand Market

There has been a large amount of people calling to ask if we are open, yes there has been a lot of activity with businesses that are not on the ground floor and whilst we have a first floor our ground floor is open and business as usual!

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So if you are in Meherchand Market and looking for a Salon then

give us a call 011 410 10011

Yes We are OPEN

There has been a large amount of people calling to ask if we are open, yes there has been a lot of activity with businesses that are not on the ground floor in Delhi and whilst we have a first floor our ground floor is open and business as usual!

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So if you are in Meherchand Market and looking for a Salon then!

Same same just 1 floor of awesome hair at the moment

Give us a call 011 410 10011

Would you buy cheap or discounted protection?

They say the best things in life are free but let’s just imagine some things are cheap for argument sake.


Imagine you spend hours and hard earned money on your color only to have it washed away because you use crap?!

Well if you think a little about it, protection is something you should be taking very seriously!

Would you buy cheap condoms because it was a buy one get one free or discounted if your biggest fear was conceiving?  Chances are you wouldn’t in fact you would most likely put thought into it and get the best.

Yet we still have hard earned colors being washed down the drain because you love over using your supermarket products because it creates a bathroom full of bubbles!

Invest in quality shampoo and conditioners and they last longer than any super market product and save you hundreds of dollars in repairs!

Come see us and talk about what you can do to protect your color, stop googling shit and talk to professionals.

The Latest hair trends down south!

Rather than talking about 101 ways to cover it up , we know real woman should be able to do whatever the hell they like so considering we don’t do waxing we decided to put together some fresh looks for you in case you didn’t have a plan.


Something there for everyone, if in doubt grow it out!

Embrace a woman’s right to do whatever she wants to do, wear whatever she wants to wear and do her hair however she wants too! That’s respect!

Its not just the color or the cut that makes the overall look

So we saw this and immediately thought of several times clients have got an amazing color but to be honest skipped getting a haircut and they should not have. If you happen to be on a budget and can only get one thing done we suggest starting with the cut, get the right shape than fill in the color after when your ready.

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Trust us when we say you may be lucky, but you may live to regret being a tight wad and not getting it all done, so either wait and do it properly or don’t do it at all.

 

See you soon!

You believe what you are told

Sometimes we are dumb, we hear things and we accept them as facts although without question and these things we hear can have a very negative effect on us and our lives. It can be even our own crazy robot voice telling you that you can’t do something or that you are not worthy and this constant chatter will put your mind into a space that is not productive and things will slowly spiral downwards.

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Its may have all been justified, life may have dealt you the worst hand on the planet, daily people crap on you, mentally and physically and yet at some point you have to say enough Im going to get through this and life is going to be amazing. Is it going to be easy, no, is it going to be worth it, yes! Remember that child inside you that believed that nothing was impossible, life was full of opportunities, be that person again!

You want to look like an apple but you will always be a banana

Trends come and go and there are people out there ( yes we know who you are! ) that will flip between all of them thinking that they want to stay on trend, then there are others that are stuck in a time warp and the only change you will see on them is a subtle change in the part line.

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Come on guys and girls, your hair has to match your personality so if you are a high maintenance MOFO and having beach waves it kinda looks fake, same if you are a scattered mess yet your hair is super sorted then something is odd about the overall look.

Your hair is an extension of who you are, it has to work with your personality as much as your overall look. To feel the best it all has to be put together in a way that none of it is out of place.

 

Leaders in Baliage hair coloring

Any technique requires training and understanding of why it has been created and Baliage has been a technique that has been around for a very very long time however now has become a popular way of colouring hair and the look has become very popular. Its literally one of those colours you only have to get done every 4-6 months ( depending on your length ) and looks super natural if done right!

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Now as it is a free hand technique, it is important that the placement of the color be exact or you will end up with a color that is the opposite of natural and things can go very wrong. Its time consuming and patience is required, don’t think you can run around once the color is in because you will need to sit still whilst it processes. You can have it super subtle and natural or combine it with Ombre to get a very striking visible look, also the color can be lighter only by one shade or it can be as light as your hair will take!

If you think this looks like something you would like to do then give us a call!

Your parents hair determines your hair

What hair your parents have has a large play in what hair you will have, if your mum and dad both have curly hair that is thick as your school friend then chances are your hair will be thick and curly. This is not always fool proof but changing your diet won’t change your hair, using a different product won’t change the growth, it is determined when your parents chromosones connected ( eww right lol ) but its a fact.

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So before you head on line and try to get the latest thickening product, whilst some will have a temporary effect and can add volume and fullness it is temporary. Your family may be as crazy as a flock of seagulls, if their hair is thick or thin curly or straight chances are yours will be a mix of it and that will make you, you! There are things to manage what you have better, be it products or getting the right cut however you can not change genetics.

 

Why we choose a ground floor for a salon

Getting your hair done is something that is meant to be pain free right? If you have to travel to a market that parking is a drama, you have to then walk through chaos to get to the salon to try and have some relax time and end up looking good and in reverse you have to get out of there and get back to your car right!

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When we opened our flagship salon in Delhi we wanted to be ground floor and easy parking for our clients to make sure it wasn’t like trying to cross level 542 of Candy Crush just to get your hair done.

If you are after a hair salon in south Delhi that is open on the ground floor then you really need to give us a call 011 410 100 11

Are you wasting money on hair products

If you have ever been to a salon and got your hair did, you most likely have experienced what we are told is the most annoying thing, a persistent push to sell you things to fill your bathroom cupboards that will do very little to recreate the look or maintain the condition but they look good.

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Now we are not saying you don’t need certain products however there has to be a balance between what you actually need to create the look and what not essential. We think that there is enough “things” in this world that are on the list of could do without that we don’t need to add to it.

If the cut is done right will it sit the way its intended after you wash it with little effort?

Well depending on the look and the style, lets say you have straight hair and you want to wear it curly then unless there is a natural bend to some extent, no it won’t, if you have fine flat hair will it be full after a wash and go, no. Saying that the cut makes all the difference and can encourage the movement required but its not going to work solo and not need any support or assistance from product. The key is getting the right products, typically we believe that any more than two products ( other than a shampoo and conditioner ) is enough. No one has the time, money and space in there bathroom for 5-6 products to get that perfect “natural look”. But I guess if you do there is enough products on the market you could certainly do it, but we like to keep things simple.

If easy going hair is your thing then give us a call

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This is who we are

Was asked today who is our target market and it got me thinking…. immediate thoughts were not people who would ask “who is your target market” lol that too in a packed salon to ask “Who comes here” 😶

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So thought we should spell it out for you, we do hair, we do beautiful sexy AF hair, that is not driven on anything other than giving you a beautiful looking head 🙊

We are not sorry for how we communicate, it’s the way we talk, it’s real. If you think by you telling us who you are is going to make us do a better job or give you more attention I guess you should possibly not choose us, if you want awesome hair then there is really only one option.

 

Give us a call on 011 410 100 1

Should it be curly or straight

Well they all say Keratin or rebonding so what should you do? Choose the right thing for you and your hair!

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Well prevention is far better than cure, so a few things you can do now to prevent being a walking hair disaster once it’s raining everyday.

  • Don’t underestimate regular trims, every 6-8 weeks regardless. This removes split ends and keeps the ends in the best possible condition.
  • Always use conditioner, a leave in serum daily. This will keep the cuticle closed and prevent moisture getting inside the hair structure and creating unwanted frizz.
  • If it gets wet, dry it as quickly as possible.
  • Keratin good or bad? Well depending on your hair condition and texture but it certainly helps relax the hair and prevent the monsoon frizz.

Remember that a little preparation will get you through these crappy months. Using the right products and making sure you are not overdoing anything, the condition is paramount, look after that and your halfway there.

 

Call us on 011 410 10011

We do hair not fill your bathroom with products

I often wonder what motivates some people from trying to push products onto you, is it they have that big margins they make so much money from selling it? Is there a bulk deal they had to buy 2000 of them now they need to offload? We don’t really get it, our thought process is simple, if you are better off with it then we will tell you, if not then we don’t bring it up.

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So if you come in and you find us talking non stop about the best places in to get. A pinacolada then its most likely your hair is fine, either that or someone has a hangover. After all we are in the business of doing hair and making you look the best possible not making a few rupees on filling your bathroom with unwanted or product that is not needed.

Facts about colouring your hair white

Ever woken up one morning and thought, today is the day I want to go white blonde, could be a break up or a mental breakdown either way you have decided that Today is the day! Well here are some things you need to know before picking up the phone!

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Firstly it may not even be possible so calm down Sharon, it is not a color that it taken out of a box and applied wait 30 minutes then rinsed, its a lot more complex and involved and depends largely on your hair, current color, the texture and density of your hair as well as the condition. Before we do anything like this we always suggest that you have a long hard think about it because it not a 30 min job it in fact can take hours and hours and then still not be completed and you may have to return a few days later or even twice to get the exact tone. Its not cheap as it involves several applications of color and a lot of time.

Things to think about before doing it

  • If your a guy with facial hair, will you be keeping the beard, if so you do realise the difference in color will stand out?
  • Depending on how dark you are naturally, you will see the regrowth within a few days ( yes within days as dots and your natural hair will look black against the super blonde hair.
  • You may need to get a toner ( a color to block the gold or yellow pigment ) within a week or even a few times a month as the gold or yellow pigment will appear
  • Your shampoo and conditioner WILL effect your color!
  • If you get tired of it, you can not just color over it and pretend it never happened, once it is coloured it is coloured and the damage or potential damage is there until it grows out.

If you are still keen to do it then it may be time to come and have a chat with us in person to see if its possible and what will be involved, this is not a color that can be quoted over phone or email we need to see your hair first.

 

How to get the Grey look Naturally

So your tired of getting your natural black color and have a lot of grey so the regrowth is visible. Well take a close look at the below image, then scroll down and keep reading…

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It looks natural right?

Because it is, its really that simple and if you have been colouring your hair for a while then there is really only one option and that is let it grow out, the mix of white and your darker hair will create that grey type look itself by default giving the appearance of ” Grey” when in fact it is dark and white combination.

Obviously natural hair looks natural and if you have been trying to fool yourself for years that everyone thinks your 25 and yet we all know you are 45 it may be time to start thinking of how you can look better and be more low maintenance.

Ah so Google told you

It has been told to us that “google said it was possible” a few times and with everyone focusing so much energy on getting a DIY option there is no wonder there is so much work for us fixing hair disasters. With even the most unqualified salons paying a large amount of money to Google so that they appear on the search its no wonder why there are certain things that can not be trusted.

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If you are looking at doing something stupid, don’t choose to play with your hair yourself or you may be spending the first half of 2018 growing it out or trying to fix it.

Leave it to a professional salon!

When you need to get a new Vibe

Ever just looked at yourself and thought, “Yep I’m not feeling it” it may be time for a change, well then what better way to get started in 2018 a fresh New Year than getting yourself a New look, a hair makeover!

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Give us a call on 011 410 100 11 and we will get you loving your hair and your Mojo will be on track to rock 2018 like never before

So its 2018, what has changed?

A lot of people put so much pressure on New Year celebrations or resolutions and its not even a week that has passed and yet fairly likely the same people have done not much different than they did in 2017.  Sure its great to have a kick ass party  and make all sorts of commitments for the New Year but you must have the conviction to carry it through, nothing is more demotivating than saying you will commit to something knowing full well that there is no way you can or will achieve it.

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To be able to change your current situation you must be able to feel like a new person or at the very least feel like you are capable of change or developing yourself, your reflection may or may not change but its your perception of what you see that needs to change and be the best it possible can be. Believe it and achieve it, this is a fresh year and you do not have to wait another minute to have the life you want!

When your hair looks more like a Butt

We all have one of those friends who is obsessed with makeup tutorials, buys every brand known to mankind and yet has hair that looks more like a butt than anything else, or is it just us?

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Tag a friend and let them know that they need to get themselves into a salon like ASAP!

 

How to protect that bright color

If you have ever coloured your hair you will know that getting it done and maintaining it can be two completely different things, sure every effort may be made in the process however if you do not look after it the intensity will fade!

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Things to make sure you are doing to keep the color alive!

  • Use a sulphate free shampoo, this is detergent free and will be a lot more gentle on the color and you will experience less fade.
  • Always condition, Even if you think you shouldn’t, you have to use a conditioner as this closes the cuticle and will keep the color inside the hair shaft longer and not let it be exposed to the sun, or fading.
  • Dont do any chemical treatments after your color, this will strip out the color faster than you can imagine. Once its coloured do nothing.
  • Regular trims, every 5-6 weeks, removes split ends ( which will not hold color intensity at all ) and keeps the hair looking fresh and in good condition

 

Hope this helps, if you need more advice drop into the salons and ask us 🙂

How much hair fall is normal

You all worry like hell, in fact every single time you see one strand of hair you think you are going bald, yes you do don’t lie!

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Its perfectly normal to think about some things and its ok to do your research, science is constantly developing new ideas and medicine so it fairly possible that after we hit the publish button parts of this may be not true lol but highly unlikely ( just saying )

To have some hair fall is completely normal and you can not do anything about it, its natures way.  Approx 90% of the follicles on your hair are active and are producing hair growth, whilst the other 10% are dying and the hair will fall out and a new hair will start to grow from that follicle. thats great I hear you saying but what does that mean, how much is abnormal and how much is too much? Well approx 100-150 hairs per day is in the spectrum or normal and you should not be concerned at all! Now because we know you and we know you like to be a little over the top and freak out constantly like you have nothing else in your life to worry about lets put it all into perspective.

If you wash your hair every second day, a lot of the hair from day 2 will still be on your head, possible already fallen but stuck there so when you shampoo your hair or most likely when you apply conditioner it will appear in your hands. Now the conditioner is NOT causing this, it closes the cuticle so makes the hair smooth hence the hair that is already out but tangled amongst other hair will now slide out in your hand. Again this is NORMAL and 2 days of normal hair loss equals 150 times two = 300 hairs. Take that to washing every 3rd day = 450 hairs.

Can you stop hair fall? NO not completely

Is there a hair fall shampoo, yes and its marketing campaign is amazing!

Is there a treatment you can do to make it not fall out, ummmmm no

Hair fall in the above range is normal and not to be worried about, a good diet, a good haircare regime using a sulphate free shampoo and always conditioner and your off to a good start.

Two story Hair Salon in Meherchand Market

So it struck us that a lot of people tend to walk around looking at the pavement, of course this can be for our own safety considering the state of some footpaths or lack of, however Meherchand market has a great footpath and is possibly the only shopping market that has a proper footpath so there is no excuse you haven’t seen our Salon!

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We have two floors of Hair, yes two, ground floor as well as first floor and all we do is hair, we specialise in hair, our focus is hair and all of our services are hair which makes us focused on…..yes you guessed correct HAIR.

 

What will suit you?

We all think we are unique, we all want to be a little different and have a USP to our life, its one thing to want to be different by choice or by design. Some people are born to that way, they want to stand out and question the ” Norms “and will go out of their way to make sure they don’t fit in and some people will say they don’t want to be normal yet everything they do is mainstream!

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Now mainstream is not a bad thing, if thats your jam then own it and rock it, however if its not then its fine too but it doesn’t matter if its your hair, your travel plans, your relationship particulars or anything else its your choice!

We don’t confess to know it all but all but we do know that you are individual and to get your hair to actually suit you it needs to not only work with your face shape but personality, lifestyle and styling requirements. To find this out its a conversation that needs to happen between you and your stylist to get all the info and questions asked, then it can be discussed.

If you eat this for breakfast, your hair will appear sexier

Its not rocket science but our bodies need to be our temples and what you put in you get out. imagine you constantly feed your mind negative thoughts, chances are fairly slim that you life with be super positive, if you eat junk food chances are your not going to be running at capacity right?

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So chances are if you started your day with this awesome looking monster you would have the best day possible and no matter what you would be looking at life in a more positive way!

Don’t let negative thoughts or actions change your mood or alter your personality, life should be awesome!

We will teach you how to do it yourself

We are all born with some skills and whilst some people think they know it all, the reality is usually very different! We believe that whilst getting your hair done not only should you watch, but we will also take you through the tips and tricks to make sure you can manage it yourself. Its one thing to go and get a blow out because you have plans its another to have the freedom to be able to do it yourself whenever you like.

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Power is in your hands, literally! Being able to do it yourself is better than relying on others to do it for you…..yes for both lol

You want blonde, brown, bright, natural full and flat hair then you must read how we deal with crazy!

We kind of think of ourselves as different, in fact we are and we know it, now its not one particular thing that we can say is dramatically different from everyone else although a lot of small things that amount to a lot. Now recently we had someone come in and we would not name anyone however when something happened its good to talk about it as we are sure there may be others out there that feel the same so here goes! ( if you have anxiety please take your meds now, this could cause you to feel like throwing your computer out the window! )

 

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Now Mrs X comes in wanting color, we like to talk to people to find out whats going on in their head before we do anything, be it a color or a cut, we have to know what why and when etc in order to be able to exceed expectations we firstly have to know what expectations you have right?

So when someone comes in and says they want a ” good color ” and something that is natural but everyone should notice it, we tend to know something is not right.

MrsX- Should be lighter but not too light, natural but at least 5-6 shades lighter and I don’t want it to touch my scalp, please leave out 1 inch of the roots.

US-After the severe head pain started we decided to stop the conversation and start a fresh to no avail, showing pictures of light copper hair when her hair was almost black and saying that she wanted something natural like this……. ( I needed a drink at this point ) OK so here is the problem, why are you wanting to color your hair, the answer was everyone is doing it, ok so thats good but do you want to go lighter?

Mrs X- Yes lighter but not too much lighter, little lighter, should be good color, natural, but everyone should notice it, I don’t want to look cheap or gold and don’t put close to my scalp because I know colouring your hair makes it go grey! I did my research ok I know! You tell me what to do and I will do it, make it good

US- Well at this point the drink went from a small to a double and the pain had traveled from the front of my head to the entire head and moving towards every atom in my body at a rapid rate. We decided to try and start again ( for the third time now ) Your hair won’t go grey from colouring it BTW that is a myth and there is absolutely no fact behind it.

Mrs X- I know ok please don’t tell me this, my auntie told me and I also read it on internet so its true, so whatever you do it should not touch my scalp at all, I don’t want grey!

Us- Deep breaths, does that work, would it be ok to like go outside and just throw something? kinda at this point but no we didn’t. We started again, ok lets put all of this aside ad have a look at some photos, we did…. all of which looked completely the opposite to what she was saying, Then showing some violet colours amongst light copper and dark brown.

The problem here is no matter what you do it will never make you happy, its our job to direct you into doing something that you will love, but in order to do that we must firstly know what is going on in your mind, You can’t walk into a restaurant hoping to have the best meal of your life, ask the waiter to send you the nice food, the best food you have and think that its going to be exactly what you have been dreaming about. Maybe it will be, maybe it won’t, maybe it will be his opinion based on what others order and have no boxes ticked for you other than just food!

In these situations we get another hairstylist to talk to them ( sometimes its just a simple matter of personalities or maybe language ) so we did, well that hairdresser couldn’t handle it and told Mrs X that everything she said was contradicting itself and he had no idea what she wanted.

Solution, we send her away with homework, do some research and put some thought into what color you are after, save some images from Pinterest, get onto instagram and send us the photos of hair you like as well as the ones you don’t like so we can then move forward. Its setting yourself up for success and to be happy vs getting something done thinking that whatever you do is going to be ok, its not.

Now a lot of salons won’t do this ( its not a common situation, in fact its rare that this level of confusion happens) but when it does should a salon just color it and take the clients money knowing that what they are asking for is so wrong and that she probably won’t be happy? Well we think its better to say no, we think its better to get a clear picture of what is expected, a clear vision of what makes you happy, a clear plan and then move forward.

Mrs X is coming back in a few days with images and we will be approaching her with love, peace and openness along with our medication in hand in case things go south! Wish us luck!

Home remedies to Stop hair fall

Home remedies started pre internet and before there were any other options other than to rely on the information passed down from generation to generation, back then it was all you had, there was no on line shopping, no boutique brands and certainly the only research was based on what your family did or what stories were told.

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Now whilst some may sound legit, there are very few that actually work or in fact some have the adverse effect and cause problems rather than cure anything. Somewhat like a placebo you may end up thinking that by doing some of these obscure things you hair may grow longer, thicker, fast and any other promise your 110 year old grandmother tells you!

Now whilst some of the home remedies we have been exposed to are not only crazy but plain disgusting, like onion pulp on your scalp….seriously? If you think putting Olive oil or coconut oil on your scalp is going to miraculously going to solve anything, you really need to get your head right!

Before you go to your fridge, do a little research on this thing called Internet and make the determination yourself, don’t take our opinion as authority its best to get the information yourself then make a decision.

You may have a expensive building but it doesn’t mean you deliver luxury!

Recently someone called our Salon super Luxury and whilst to most that would seem like  somewhat of a compliment, we heard it and almost pushed him in from of the bus! We are not a luxury Salon, are we cheap no, is it a nice looking salon, yes so why wouldn’t we call ourselves Luxury?

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Well its as basic as the picture above say’s, if you put an expensive light on the pole, does it work better? Do you see more? Is it a better experience driving down that road?

The answer is obviously no right but yet some people often think the fittings of the building dictate the level of service which is totally the wrong way to look at it.

We certainly didn’t go the cheap route for the salon but we have kept the design simple because we think its important to put our time and energy into the training and level of service we deliver.

Its not up to us to tell you that avoid a salon that is expensive looking and try out the cheap looking half baked ones, its not at all what we are saying but good to be aware of the traps and avoid falling into them.

When you thought you were cool

There was a lot of attention over the last 6-12 months and we saw a lot of people going pastel, some were cool but now your stuck with a faded out color that makes you look more like a cheap Barbie doll than the fashion icon that you had in mind, so what do you do?

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Well forget getting the clippers out and shaving it off, I think we are a far way off that just yet, lets look at what you can and can’t do without destroying your hair. Keeping in mind especially if you have darker hair, to get to the lighter shades you have managed to take your hair to the end of the world and back and its nothing short of a miracle that it is still attached to your head so covering up all this hard work when its only been a few short weeks since you had it done!

Considering pastel tones or bright colours have a limited time frame for holding in your hair, even when you have been super good and used all the right things, it will fade this is normal!

Here are your options!

  • Re apply a pastel tone, why not make the most out of having lighter hair, change it up a little but look at it like this, you wont have to lighten it up as its already been done!
  • Sure you can go one solid bright color, in fact why not, this will evolve your look and give it a healthy appearance!
  • You can cover over the entire head, darker BUT remember that even though you are going darker and there is no sign of the light color any more, it is still there and the damage is already done, no matter what you do now until that hair is cut off it has been exposed to several applications of color and will tend to be fragile!

 

Things to keep in mind when you color your hair like this, it won’t last as long a s a regular color, you must use conditioner, you must use a serum to close the cuticle which will help keep the color locked in.

 

 

How to get shinny Hair

Apparently one of the most searched things to talk about is how to make your hair look healthy vs actually making it healthy. Now whilst obviously prevention is better than trying to fix something that is already ruined but we will share with you one of the best keep secrets to get shinny hair immediately!

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Now there are a zillion masks, treatments, hair spa’s, oils, serums etc etc on the market and some work to some extent and some are just nonsense that are cosmetic vs actually making any difference. To have shinny hair it is the light reflecting on the outer layer of the hair ( the cuticle ) now if the cuticle has been damaged, could be from blow drying, using hot styling tools or overdone colour or keratin etc then no amount of ” Spa” or treatment is going to fix it anytime between now and Xmas so how do you look good for the holidays?

Here is how!

We use a clear gloss that is low in ammonia and will act as a lacquer over your hair, won’t change your colour, won’t damage your hair but will get the light reflecting off it today! Now whilst this will make your hair feel better it is NOT a repair service it is simply to help it look better. Depending on the condition it can make a huge difference, it will wash out so it is safe to do and won’t have any long term negative effects!

Low fuss haircuts you need to try

its one thing to get a new cut and another thing if you can manage it yourself, no one wants to have to visit the salon to get a blow out every few days, apart from the fact no one has the time, its expensive! We believe that the true test of the cut is when you can manage it yourself at home, we take the time to teach you and show you the tricks we use so you don’t need to come every few days and get a blow out, you can we would love that but we have better things to do as we are sure you do too!

Here are some fun easy fuss free haircuts you must try!

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If you have curly hair then this is it! the right cut, with a little texturing and the right products and a few tricks on how to style it this is virtually fool proof!

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Your hair is wavy and you like it long? Then this is hot AF and super sexy hair, you do not need to over do it and thats the trick!

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Remember your mum taking you to get a cut and you ended up with bangs that were that short they needed to last the term at school? Now its cool, thanks Mum!

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Now no matter how hard you try to sell the long hair thing, short hair on woman is HOT, a bowl is not only cool can be one of the easiest cuts to maintain on a daily basis if done right!

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Ok so your lazy and really think hair is whatever and have the confidence to carry it off, then this is everything! No tricks needed, no products, no fancy blow out will change it, it will be the same daily!

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Its Friday night, the second most sought after in terms of expectations for excitement for the week! No one should screw with it right but after a week of hell in the office, pressure from family, bills etc etc the last thing you could be bothered with is going out and putting on a. happy face!

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You would much prefer to go home, collapse in bed fully dressed with your makeup on and possibly wake up at some stage over the weekend feeling refreshed. Apparently studies show that getting your hair done makes you feel 68% more rested and relaxed, well who believes these studies anyway right? Like how on earth does anyone get 68% figure out of it, not like we disagree in fact we agree with it but just saying.

Why not head to the salon and get a blow out, look good feel good this weekend, don’t add anxiety to it and make sure you come to us

If you have to continually push it into place, alter it, shout at it, abuse it then you need to read this

There are times in life that no matter how much you wish it came naturally, it just doesn’t. Getting out of bed early on your weekend off to practising the downward dog, some things are just not meant to be!

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Doing your hair should not be one of those things, we believe that the cut we give you not only should sustain itself, you should be able to style it yourself with ease! If you can’t then there is a real problem, after all if you have to go to the salon to get a blow out to make your hair look good then what good is your hair serving you?

A few small tricks and hints is typically all it takes and as we do your hair we explain what and why we do certain things, this way you know firstly what we are doing but also in case you want to try it yourself then you can. After all true freedom is in knowledge and awe want you to be free!

If you keep ignoring me, one day I will just leave

You get a new present and for a few days its the best thing on the planet, or you dream about being able to sit at the same table as your dream girl. Yet once you do its kinda like ok thats cool now what, the thrill is gone, in fact you take it for granted because you have it on tap.

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Imagine your hair, you really don’t look after it and assume it is always going to be there right? Well in some cases its not, nothing lasts forever unless you take the time to look after it, you don’t plant a tree then walk away expecting it to be better than ever when you decide to go back to it one fine day when your in the mood do you?

We need to nurture the things we love, today and everyday if we expect them to be there tomorrow or maybe one day they won’t be. If you have neglected your hair too long then its time to call us or get your self into the salon!

Treat everyday like its the last day you will have it and see the difference, doesn’t matter if its hair or your partner or your new phone!

Be thankful

Its easy to get lost in day to day life and keep wishing your life away, I will be happy when this or that happens, then when it does there is already another hurdle you have placed before happiness is in your pocket. But imagine if you actually stopped and thought about things for a moment and thought of all the things wonderful that you already have in your life?

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At some stage of your life, these things or situation you are in are the exact things you prayed would happen, they did happen, this is your life! Be thankful for them, be thankful for the people who are in your life and live the life you are born to live! Easier said than done sometimes but a little mind training and effort you will see that your life is blessed, situations pass and if its a bad time these too are a blessing and you will get through it.

 

Thank you for everyone that has been supportive, challenged us, pushed us, ignored us, said no to us, walked past us or been there the entire journey. If it wasn’t for each of you we would not be the people we are so thank you !

 

 

 

 

What you expect entering the clubs this weekend

You spent 2 hours grooming your bits a few hours getting the right underwear and then make up hair etc so basically the entire day getting ready and to top it off the extra sessions in the gym, the countless beauty treatments to seek perfection then this is what should happen when you walk into the club right?

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Well it should be considering the effort you have put in, so make sure you get your hair on point from the one salon who knows how to do Victoria Secret Hair!

 

Call us on 011 41010011

 

What you actually look like

So recently we had the amazing opportunity to meet someone who spent several hours just staring at herself in the mirror pulling this face!

 

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At first we thought hey, self love is the best love right, then after a while and several hair flips we thought maybe there is something wrong, she may need hydrating so we go her a coffee, we have nice coffee and hey get her some water too. Nope only stopping to do continue and flip from one side to the other, we repeatedly asked if she was ok and she managed to squeeze out a ” yes I’m great and you” each time we asked.

Has this condition come to light from children being asked to kiss when they are small, or is it a condition we like to call butt kiss, where you can’t look at your own reflection without puckering up? If you know someone with this problem please we beg you to contact a doctor and cover all reflective surfaces in the house if you want to have any form of conversation with them at all!

Memberships now on sale

Everyone wants to feel special or loves a deal and there has been some interest lately in memberships to come visit our salon so we thought we would explain what our thoughts are about “Memberships”

Sure you may have to shell out a bulk amount to get your special membership rate for the next 3-6 or 12 months but I guess some people are attracted to a % discount more than anything else.

A lot of salons have membership and push it hard for you to buy into it, it gives you a good discount and I guess if your happy with it then good for you. We don’t offer Membership and it’s not because we don’t want to give you a cheaper haircut or take your money in advance it’s because we value what we do and value the quality of our work.

More often than not you will purchase a “membership” only to find out you really don’t want or like what’s on offer anyway, or even worst is the practise of using the value on services you don’t need just to try and recover the discount they gave you.

We believe it’s best to search for quality first then price as 90% of the time you will end up spending more fixing mistakes.

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Life in a fort Palace

So last weekend we decided to pack up the car and drive out of town considering the pollution was so bad but wanted to only spend a few hours driving. Didn’t know Neemrana had as many properties as they do and Tijara is only 2.5 hours drive. Play list done, car lollies done but didn’t end up eating any stopped at Mc Donald’s only because of the novelty of the drive through 😜

Arrived in 2.5 hours exactly 🚗

Funny how having no noise, a dog barking 3-4 km away can sound so peaceful, nothing but birds. The air was breathable and the serenity was overwhelming.

There is nothing much to do, Intermet is there and 4g is ok in certain spots but to be honest would have been ok if it wasn’t it’s a perfect place to chill and let your mind stop. If your looking for a getaway from Delhi that’s an easy drive then head over to Tijara Fort Palace but make sure you pack bathers even if it’s a bit cold the pool is amazing!

Express root

Don’t you hate it when auto correct actually knows what your thinking 😜

Regardless of the headline we are actually referring to trying to go from point A to point Z with your hair as fast as you can. The only time you can do that is if you have long hair and want it short, cut it off and it’s done. If you want to go dark to light it takes time, effort and consideration to the structure of the hair. If you want healthy hair then you have to follow the process.

Be it a lap band to loose weight or bleaching your black hair to blonde you have consequences. If you don’t care about what happens then go right ahead and jump in and do whatever you want but promise there will always be consequences.

 

Salon makeover TV show searching for the next salon to transform

You may know of a salon that used to shine, it used to rock but it has for whatever reason been let to get a little “old” maybe the team have lost their mojo, maybe there are no systems?


It could be just a matter of a lick of paint or having someone fresh come in an help bring it all together. Well Rod Anker is on the hunt for a salon to transform!

Get the insight to one of India’s most wanted hairstylist and be mentored to be the best team you can be!
How to nominate a salon?

It’s free, all we need is 3 images of salon, inside 2 and one from outside with one paragraph why you want to be a part of this and what problems you are having. Salon must be in Delhi NCR

Email to – info@rodankersalons.com