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.

When you ask the wrong person for hair advice

Sadly a very common problem is asking the wrong person for hair advice. You ask a plumber plumbing issues, electrician electrical problem, doctors medical problems.


How hard is it to understand hairdressers do hair, not makeup artists, not dermatologists, not fashion stylists actually hairdressers who have studied the science of hair and what it is and is not capable of.

If you head to the market and ask a random person for hair advice and we find out, trust me things are going to end badly.

Very badly

Is you pillow breeding bacteria?

You use it everyday, for some only a few hours and most 8-10 hours a day yet you most probably only wash it once or twice a week.


Safe to say you should wash your pillow case every second day, using a satin pillow case is also recommended to reduce friction on the hair which can cause damage.

If you are putting your head on the pillow ( which is most likely ) you must make sure it’s clean or bacteria will breed and cause scalp irritation.

What to pack on your road trip

If you are not familiar with road trips all we can say is sorry, possibly the most affordable fun anyone can have either solo or with your friends. After all travelling at 100km/hr your mates can not escape!


But you will want photo’s to remember it right so what about your hair? Last thing anyone wants to look back and think you looked homeless. Here is a list of things you must take on your next road trip!

  • Dry shampoo! Who knows where your staying or what the water or weather is like so best to carry a bottle of this to keep you looking fresh!
  • Sea salt spray, gives you a little texture and helps freshen your look up, just don’t go crazy with it.
  • Hair perfume! Yes it’s a real product by Label M. You may be sitting around a fire at night and end up smelling like char grilled wood, this will make your hair smell fresh AF
  • Elastic hair tie’s yes plural and always keep one extra in the car on the rear vision mirror those things tend to walk on there own!

Happy travels

Get hair so natural, you don’t have to pull your pants down to prove it

You want a color but you don’t want people to know it’s coloured?

Well yes there is a way it can be done and no one will know but you have to be ready for natural and the possibility bo one will comment specifically. One of the problems we find when colouring back to natural using our technique of variation infusion is no one will see it.

I suppose that’s the point tho isn’t it? 


Well it is but after spending a few hours in the salon amd some hard earned money we all hope at least one person comments right? Correct we do, well they will but they won’t know what is different because it’s not about a screaming color that is in your face, it’s about a combination of colors that being out the best in your own hair.

How we do it!

We use a base shade that is slightly lighter than your own ( depending on course the entire base and the look your aiming for )

Adding in 3-4 variations of your goal  color, some warm, some cool we place variation lights throughout your hair. This process adds a natural shimmer that is not visible yet gives a completely natural look.

It’s fresh, easy to maintain, lasts longer than your normal color and is not as damaging as putting one solid color all the way through, so I guess the question back to you is when do you want to come in?

Call 011-41010011

You got your hair advice from the fruit guy?

Recently we heard of a woman who went to get a skin treatment from a dermatologist ( someone who studied skin ) and came out with the most obnoxiously wrong advice for her hair that involved home remedies and things that would send her hair for a complete toss! 


Sure the advice given possibly had the best intentions but wrong on every way. The problem here is it’s like asking a guy who sells fruit how to cook a steak, it’s not his job although he may suprise us all and know. He may even give you some home remedies to fight off a cold or give you a complete juice detox to cure diebeties or even cancer but let’s be honest it’s unlikely. 

If your serious about your hair, go to a professional salon, not someone who really isn’t qualified on hair. If you want skin advice we won’t give it to you, you want your makeup done we don’t do it. We do hair, we are trained in hair, not how to cook steak, home remedies on stain removal or how to stop your husband from snoring. 

We all like to hear the sound of our voice and maybe you just wanted to ask everyone you met, get as much opinion as possible then decide.  Well because it’s what we do we know our business better than others so if you have random questions don’t hesitate to drop us a line on email or social media. 

Save our planet 🌎 hair inspiration

A good hairstylist’s job is to extract information, perception and images out of your head. Analyse it and advise then recreate it. 


This is not a “choose from the menu” type service, job or business. It’s about communication, being able to relate to people after all no matter what a company advertises it’s only as good as the people delivering it. 

Hairdressers are a strange bunch ( we are, seriously 😳) we read into everything, think a lot and tend to like the sound of our own voices or those in our head at the least. The skill of consultation to be able to get inside someone’s mind is something that we learn over time and is the foundation of what we do. 

References certainly help, so if you stumble across something that inspires you save it and bring it in because it could be the inspo needed to create magic. 

Phone 📱 011-41010011

Why washing every second day is wrong

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


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

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

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

Want to know more?

☎️ 011-41010011

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

How to find the right hairdresser for you!

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


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

Well here is the quickest way

Phone 011-41010011

Or use this checklist

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

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

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! 

We use and recommend Alfa Parf products

Is body hair Art a thing?

So imagine your bored out of your head with nothing to do, no TV, it’s too hot outside and all your friends are at work. 


Grab your self some cristali liquid and start your leg hair art today! Whilst your thinking ewww your also thinking it’s kinda weird but cool you know you are! 

lol 

Catch ya outside 😂

Let’s do this,  you have protection?

Protection is not a dirty word! You use sunscreen on your skin so why not your hair? Summer is here so you have no time for fun and games when it comes to protecting your hair! 


Alfa parf Milano, has UV filters in all of their products. 

Don’t use oils, especially in summer it accelerates the heat and dehydration.  

Use a water solvable serum, cristali liquid color protection. 

Always condition, open cuticles exposes your hairs moisture and will dehydrate it. 

Use a leave in conditioner, we use Protein Spray by label M

Pineapple surprise? 

So here it is a token DIY post because we live in a material world and the land of no budgets, everyone wants a solution that even as far fetched it may, just may work wonders!


But guess what, it doesn’t. The reality is this if you want to shave your head please feel free to do it at home, I do lol. If you think you can cut your bangs, well we don’t charge our clients for that anyway so why on earth would you?

If your thinking of coloring, chances are to get the right color you would need to invest more money in total than what it would cost for us to do it. But if you did do it then chances are ( not saying your not awesome but some things take years to learn can’t be learnt on YouTube )

Using food, oils and all sorts of mixtures as a miracle treatment for damaged hair? Reality is foods and oils in fact can create bacteria on the scalp which in turn may end up causing either hair loss or dry scalp! There are two treatments we recommend 1. linseed treatments by Alfa Parf 2.Olaplex if the hair is fried dead!

We encourage you to blow it out by yourself and are always here to rectify if when things go south. If your on a budget and we all are we suggest dropping in having a chat and seeing how the result can be achieved within your limits and get hair you love. 

Is double shampooing really the secret to perfect hair!

So much information on how many times a week you should wash your hair, what’s the perfect amount, will it cause your hair to fall out and the list goes on!


We reccomend washing your hair daily once with a sulfate free shampoo ( we reccomend Alfa Parf ) now if your washing it every second or third day then doubling up and washing twice is needed to make sure that all the natural sebum and pollution is removed. Would you wash your face every second or third day because you don’t want to reapply make up? I’m guessing not!

Will washing it twice cause hair loss, no it won’t!

Always use a conditioner and always comb it through when the conditioner is in from ends to roots then rinse. 

So yes double shampooing is possibly what will make your hair actually shine! 

Spring hair 2017

Your wardrobe looks like the prop department at the local high school drama class, your desperately looking for a holiday, that’s not only in the budget but can be taken in the two days you have free in the next three weeks. 

Welcome to Spring!


Out with the old, somewhat attitude also, but referring to clothes & hair! It’s a constant discussion we have each visit to make small changes, what you think we enjoy cutting your hair the same month after month, year after year? It’s boring. 

Take 5 minutes now and think about what part of your hair you would change if you could do it just for one day! Now think why not! If the answer is because of someone else you need to forget that and start to make yourself happy, it’s hair, it grows. 

Have a discussion with your hairstylist on how to make small changes each visit so your look evolves. Or jump and just go bold, it is fun and changes not only your look but your attitude towards life!

Limitations are in your mind

They keep pushing it you keep swallowing it!

I don’t know when the day your average consumer will wake up and realise the utter crap some people shove down your mouth like it’s French fries 🍟


The sad reality is most dumb people believe it, the stupid Ines doing it and the stupid ones buying into it.  We see miracles that can make your hair silky in 10 minutes, the cheapest and the best this or that and yet no one wonders how? It’s called marketing if you were in 1980 but I guess thats another conversation, the cheaper faster best era where everyone claimed to be the best and the cheapest until the consumer got smarter and realised they wanted salons they could relate too and communication become more about reality than selling crap! 


Bar code standard talk is almost scripted and funnily I know people who teach scrips, this is a personal industry and words have to evolve organically. The only way that can happen is by education and not teaching scripts or standard one size fits all hairdressing.  

Words of wisdom, educate yourself and research salons not just browse a Facebook post it’s your hair. Personality sells

Stop scratching your butt, I’m trying to do your hair 


When we talk about learning manners it goes a fair way past just learning which hand to wipe your butt with. Since your parents were too busy worrying about who you were going to to the movies with thinking it was a global concern  rather than teaching you to wear your seatbelt, not staring at people to not burping in public. 

    We thought we should outline some salon etiquette so you can stay and enjoy the music & the sick  AF hair your going to get. The following is kind of basic but you may not have heard it before as it actually happens;

    1. Don’t turn up 50 min late saying you tried to call but the phone was busy, guess what no one believes you
    2. Walk in late then ask how long it’s going to take, guess what it’s going to take how long it takes 
    3. Don’t burp or fart in a salon, it’s just not cool
    4. When asked for tea or coffee don’t request someone to run to subway and get you your lunch while your waiting ( your legs aren’t painted on are they?
    5. A trim and a cut, well guess what…. it is the same cost. 
    6. If your hair reaches your knees, you don’t want to cut layers, length or color it but want a total change. Your dillusional please leave stage left
    7. Run late then take a phone call and make us wait another 10 min?
    8. You don’t need to bring your aunt, maid, driver and your body Gaurds aren’t really required are they?
    9. An AK47, seriously if you don’t trust us then we have a problem! No one in here wants to kill you 
    10. If you use the toilet, please aim roughly in the bowl.  

    Well if the above sounds like a walk in the park then we look forward to seeing you soon, don’t need to bring a packed lunch or your own shampoo, we use what we sell and recommend and we don’t water it down. 

    I can see your underwear, move along

    We are not talking about VPL ( Visable Panty Line ) rather talking about being transparent in the way you behave, too often the motives take over and it becomes a game of skill to get what you want, using people as the pawns rather than the required skill to actually do a good job! When you think about being transparent with hair, we could turn this into a short film but rather lets just point out why some times we say no to doing certain things and the reason we do this is because its about being the best for you and your hair.

    When it comes to your hair, we only have one motivation and that is to create beautiful hair that works both for that split moment in time when you leave the salon but more importantly for the time after you leave the salon! There are some things we wont do like rebonding or straightening as it is too damaging on the hair, there are times when you may want to do a chemical service but we do not believe your hair health will be maintained so we will say no. We do this because we look after your hair’s best interest.

    Isn’t it more important to do things right once rather than having something done that requires the next 4-6 months fixing it or repairing it?

    Drop into one of our salons for a honest chat about your hair

     

    Alfa Parf Milano Asian hair Awards 2016

    In every Industry there is a deep rooted desire to be the best and be recognised as a leader, an opinion maker and a success in your chosen career. Alfa Parf Italy together with their Asian partners every year hold “The Asian Hair Awards”. This year it is being held in tropical Bali. 

    Earlier today Rod conducted a workshop for hairstylists from Asian, showcasing his take on the current Alfa Parf collection. 


    It’s a fantastic platform being Director of Education for Alfa Parf India to be part of the larger network of young hairdressers from around the world!


    Stay tuned for the final looks!
    Thank you Alfa Parf

    Does conditioner cause hair fall?

    Let’s start again and try and forget what you know, what you have read and what your parents, grandparents and go through some facts why, how and when soy our hair has every possible chance to be in the best condition possible. 

    Choose your shampoo & conditioner based on hair texture and no matter what your desired end result you have to use conditioner. If you open the cuticle  you must close it, if you don’t condition and some people think because they want big hair they should leave it a bit rough by not conditioning it. The truth is it may but will cause a little rough hair getting a touch more fullness that day but will leave your hair in bad condition and open to spilt hair and damage.  


    Let’s look at the most common myths about using conditioner. 

    1. Myth-Conditioner makes my hair fall. No this is a myth, it closes the cuticle and makes the hair shaft smooth. When your hair is rough it sticks to each other so imagine there is 100 hairs falling ( naturally per day ) you wash it every 3 days so now there is 300 hairs that have already fallen in your hair that will come out once it’s washed. Don’t be fooled thinking it’s falling more than normal. 
    2. Myth-  I want full hair so I don’t condition it. If this is your goal then your approaching it wrong. Don’t use a conditioner and your cuticle will be open, the moisture levels reduced, your color will fade and spilt ends get worst. If you want fullness then look at using a styling product like Sea Salt Spray by Label M or Resurrection Dust by Label M which will easily give you a level of volume that will keep you looking like the lead singer in a 60’s girl band. 

    Curly hair like a BOSS

    Well I am sure a lot of you girls think that if you leave your hair curly you cant be taken serious or that the world thinks your a mess! Well Sakshi Malik took home Bronze for India in Wrestling in Rio a few days back!

    Sakshi-Malik-Re

    Ready to take on the world with her curly hair and a few colored clips, Sakshi is not someone you want to tell her hair looks messy or you may end up flat on your back! Congratulations Sakshi

     

    Products that will help you get your curly hair game on

    Curl control creme by Label M – add 1 pump after you have showered and conditioned your hair lightly comb tangles out with your fingers and your good to go!

    Alfa Parf Cristali Liquid-  2 drops at the same time as the curl control creme and your hair will shine like a Boss!

     

    NB: Good to see both Curly hair and braids wrestle on the matt, no doubt Sakshi nailed it but lets just say that braids are second best right now!

    Fast food & made to order Hair

    Your hungry and don’t really care about what your eating because your about 35 seconds from eating your arm then you pick up the phone and order the fastest thing. It’s ok we have all done it, certainly not the best thing for you  if your planning on it being a daily activity but once in a blue moon is fine I say!

    Now when it comes to your hair a lot of you ( yes a lot! ) choose your hair salon based on the best deal, coupon or promotion. Now whilst I know and it’s true for all of us that there is a budget for us all for most things. We need to understand the difference and the actual cost of a bad or under researched decision.

    1. A good haircut should last your 6-8 weeks, should sit in shape and be manageable for most of this time.

    2. A lot of people I talk to say they get a color every 2-3 weeks and hate being tied to the salon. I would say 5 weeks is ideal anything before that your color is either A. High fashion color B. Wrong choice of color.

    Either way your spending too much and wasting too much time, re asses the look vs time you are happy to spend in the salon.

    3. This is the most sensitive one which very few will admit. Most salons have a treatment or several treatments ( or maybe you understand if I say ” hairspa” ) that do very little to improving hair condition but are a great money earner. Yes it’s true a LOT are just as basic as a conditioner! A waste of time and money.

    4. You will be told to go for this or that, your hair needs it etc etc and whilst sometimes it’s true a lot of the time it’s not. Some salons will try to convince you to do services that lock you into visiting more regularly just to squeeze a little out of you more often which means your spend is higher.

    Now don’t get me wrong I’m not throwing stones I’m simply trying to explain that buying anything on price isn’t always cheaper. Besides all of the above there is obvious other factors to take into account.

    Next time your out shopping on price maybe Google quality then drop into the salons shortlisted and have an honest conversation about what you can afford and what look your after.
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