Why are you left on the sideline?

Let’s go out, they said. It will be fun, they said! Now you are left watching them having fun and are left feeling like you’re a different breed to them, no doubt they will ask what was wrong with you the next day too, like why weren’t you having fun right.

Well if you can even slightly relate to this, then it’s about time you got your little tush into the salon and starting experimenting with some fresh looks on your hair, no not zebra stripes either that’s just not cool. Maybe some fresh balayage or even bangs but either way it’s about time you took control and made you the centre of attention again!

Call us on 01141010011

Sending it for a wash and blow every now and then isn’t taking care of business

Ever worn a pair of jeans so much they start falling apart yet you still wear them because they fit so well? If your answer is no then chances are you are not even living life, people do yes, it’s what happens when you’re busy living life and it’s good, very good!

Well the same thing can happen with your hair, it works, you know how to manage it, dry it, take it out on a Friday night and dress it, hell you probably know how to resurrect it even on s Wednesday night. It’s your bae, you have done the walk of shame with it that many times the Uber driver knows your birthday. You know how much shampoo to use, how long it’s going to take to blow dry it’s just easy.

But is it still working for you?

The reality is as we get older ( even 6 – 12 moths ) we change, sure some people are still doing the same tricks they did 10 years ago or still in a toxic love triangle that will require an intervention or one person to stop it. So do you still do the same thing just because it’s easy? Reality no, you have to evolve for yourself and in this case for your look!

Just because you wore it a certain way in school, babe you are 35 you are not studying anymore your a grown up!

If you know anything, like even a little ( if you can place an order for an outfit online ) understand your hair needs to change.

Sending it for a wash every now and then isn’t taking care of business!

Pastel peek a boo

The idea of going a pastel color probably has crossed your mind at least once or twice but the time and effort to get it let alone the cost to maintain it has most likely stopped you. Then there is the idea that it’s super visible and in your face right?

Well it doesn’t have to be, check out this peek a boo line pastel that will show itself only when your hair moves!

Cool right!

You blend in better than a Kylie Jenner’s new concealer

Who else is so tired of seeing the same crap in the name of marketing. Everyone calls themselves and influencer like it’s a commodity or a term you can even claim yourself ( fyi it’s a terms you get called not you call yourself, just like your hair is your hair not hairs! So over that too )

We see your posts, think ah ok this place might be cool, you go only to discover the person doing the social media might be cool but the place sucks. It needs to flow through and deliver what it promises, from look, attitude as well as personality of the brand.

For the sake of all our sanity and possibly everyone unfollowing you or altering you to “mute all” pls try to be authentic and a tad original it’s becoming rather boring. Same shirts, same clothes, using references we have all seen and calling yourself original or artistic it’s kinda blah.

While we are in such a ” clean out the cupboard” kind of mood, no one cares if your the first, biggest, fastest or whatever we only care if you are actually the best and claiming that title only by yourself with no back up is also a sign your telling porky pies.

Faded

With the temperature above 40 for the last 3-4 weeks we are all looking for ways to keep our cool. We told you get a fade, we showed you photos, talked about it and now your all doing it!

Get your fade today with Mohit today call 01141010011

Woke up like this

Everyone has a goal to be able to roll out of bed looking like your ready to be on the cover of Italian Vogue yet your habits or routine possibly are not going to get that happening.

When you get that blow out and it’s looking amazing you wish it would last forever but if your doing this then chances are it won’t.

1. Do you ruff up your hair, flip it this way and that like you’re an extra on a hair TVC?

2. You run your fingers through it too much making it smoother?

3. At night a satin pillowcase and loosely tie it up or even a loose braid.

Treat it gentle, move it with your fingers closed together, don’t go all deep and get in amoungst it day 1 or day 2 or it will loose the definition and smoothness.

Try these tips to get it to last longer, when you wake up remove the hair band, a little serum and smoother it down and you should be good to go!

Because long hair is your thing

Ok so let’s just start by saying I get it, this long hair thing, fine ok you want long hair good for you I’m ok with it. What I’m not ok with is when you play with it more than a 13 year old boy plays with his junk, when your standing in front of me in a que flipping tossing your hair and it’s literally going all over me and when you think you can have a dramatic change without loosing length.

It’s the fact that you think it’s sexy having hair so long you can tuck into your socks, I’m sure someone thinks that hair flip is sexy, sure as hell is not us.

If you have long hair, we love you but you must look after its & stop flipping

Breakfast that will make your hair grow & make you rich

You may not believe your mum, but when you read it on line it’s gospel right?

Appartments from the fact that they are bloody expensive this blueberry smoothie bowl will change your life. It’s nothing to do what’s in the bowl, it’s putting your mind in the right place whilst making it that will change things for you. It’s not ideal that someone else makes it for you, it’s better if you make the effort to do it yourself because it’s the action that creates the path for you to change your ways. This leads to more positive thoughts, increased productivity, increased hope which leads to excitement which leads to happiness in turn creates change. So before you think how can a beautiful berry/mango smoothie bowl change your life or grow your hair think about that and make a small effort every day for a big change.

International Freehand hair colouring artists

Trends come and go but this one will be around for a while we think. It’s a color but it’s imitating natural hair because the longer your hair is the variation from roots to ends is natural. It’s been through more sun, wind, blow drying etc etc so it should be lighter.

Considering for most of us even getting the time to update the new iOS update is a challenge it’s a color that once done right will give you months of freedom. Now you have more time to do the things that actually matter, after all I’m sure you would agree sitting in the salon every week is hardly adding much value to your life. Unless it’s with us of course.

Get a free consult and see if this color is suitable for you by calling 011 41010011

Beauty bloggers & people who just want something cheap with a great deal!

Random questions you don’t ask your OBYN or your hairstylist but I guess why not, give it a try. If you can save 5% and the only catch is you have to go in at a certain time, walking on one leg, do a check in tagging 5 friends then a Instagram post while you are there tagging at least 2 friends, the salon, geo tag and put in a link into your made up blog that is read by your two bff’s and pay cash. Now that’s a deal that I know some would jump through hoops!

But yeah your right, we joking, we don’t do “deals” we do hair but if you have an Ex then this may be right up your alley 💕

What makes a haircut sexy?

We hear a lot that you want a sexy haircut or color and let’s be honest it’s subjective but at the end of the day you want something that makes you feel sexy more than anything else.

A dress doesn’t have to be short to be sexy or a top showing cleavage isn’t always sexy it’s about how it fits in the overall picture and how you feel in it. Getting that look is about finding out what you feel, how you think about sexy and what you have in your mind vs choosing something from a menu or Pinterest. We always take the time to have a proper discussion about you, your lifestyle, your dream hair and how you feel because that’s what’s the difference between a good haircut and something that fits you, your expectations and brings you into your true self.

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What’s the IT color this season

If you have been living in a cave for the past year or so you may have missed this low Maintainence look and it’s still going strong!

The more people we talk too the more it’s obvious no one actually wants to go to the salon every few weeks for a color, we all have way too much on our plate so how can you look good for a solid 6/8 weeks without looking like a sale item in the dollar shop?

This is how!

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.

Hook ups call 01141010011

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.

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! 😛

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!

01141010011

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!

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!

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!

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” 😶

Via @Arsenic

 

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!

Image via Pinterest

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

How to get the perfect hand job

Recent Studies revealed that if


Ok your dirty little monkey, glad you opened this because it’s nothing to do with what you thought it did!

Many hands make light work, or it’s not my job! Well you have to imagine what type of world we would live in if we didn’t wait for the person who was meant to do xyz and of capable we did it ourselves?! Wow how incredibly out of the box is that concept, not really actually. Try it at work today and pick up after yourself, do something that is not your job to do.

How to go light and still have beautiful healthy hair

Image via @refinery29

 

How can you lighten your hair ethically and keep the condition in check is a question most people struggle with the answer. The reality is if you are prepared to be patient then it’s possible but if you want to step out of work on a Friday night at 5 with black hair and walk back in Monday a soft beachy blonde then you are dillusional.

Now no matter what you have been told about additives that help maintain the integrity of the hair, there is still limitations you can not buy yourself out of. Hair is non descriminational nor does it care, the structure and it’s strength are the only thing that will get you blonde and keep the tone nothing else.

If you have been colouring it black since you saw your first grey hair and woke up and realised it looks fake ( about time ) then the transition from black to blonde will take you some time. By ” some time ” we are not meaning between 1-3pm on the Saturday after you wake up. It requires several sittings over several days or weeks depending on the way your hair reacts. 

The reality is whatever has gone on your hair will effect the process and the result and no amount of wishing will change it. We get asked if heat can be added because some salons add heat to speed it up.

When you add heat like this, it may speed it up however it swells the hair shaft and causes more damage as well as a result effected by the swelling of the hair, which in the days after the color will change. 

We suggest a in depth consultation about your desired goal and reality in result as well as timing . Once we have discussed possible results and we are all happy, then we proceed.

Phone 📱 us 01141010011 for a free consultation to see what magic you can create on the weekend!

The IT girl cut of 2017

Every year, or season there is one signature cut that is it and 2017 this it it! The shag lob cut


2017 is about free flowing and undone, it’s about being you shamelessly without regret or explanation. Being you is more beautiful and sexy than any blowout you or any salon could possibly do.

To get this cut it’s about texture and whilst everyone doesn’t have this amount of curl, if your hair has some movement you can still work with it to create a similar shape.

Products to get this look are as sexy as the end result, sea salt spray serum and that’s it. Sure, if your not a natural IT girl then you probably not feel comfortable but if you want to stand out then maybe it’s time to evolve!

Get this look 011-41010011

Send me Nudes

We are all guilty of being ” connected ” there was a moment in time when you could switch off from work and life but now there is not even a moment when you can disconnect. Good or bad like it or hate it, it’s the way business & life is. Doesn’t matter if it’s what’s app, Instagram, Facebook or your simply searching for information we use mobile devices more than any other device.


One thing we can all do a little bit more of us eye contact vs screen contact.  Stay connected to who you want but just remember there is real life happening right in front of you now!

So you want to be a Merman

You go to the gym, your wardrobe is on fleek, your social and you have a great job but something is missing.


You want to stand out, like literally even in a group of 50 people you want all eyes on you?

Maybe Merman hair is what you need in your life?!

Are you Head or body person

Are you someone to first look at the head or the body?


Chances are if you’re human it’s the head, unless your a creep I guess.

So that being said then isn’t it important that you have the best looking headin town? Or at least the best looking head possible.
Come see us soon!

To plug or not to plug

With technology being what it is there is always advances in medicine, beauty etc however some things just haven’t reached the point where it looks 100% natural.


Saying that I must say I have seen a few people who have travelled to the far ends of the planet and the workmanship in there transplants is amazing! Sure your hairstylist may be able to tell but no one else can.

Conclusion 

If you are thinking about doing it, research it until you are convinced you have found the right person to do it, it is permanent!

If your in the middle and haven’t made up your mind then maybe it’s not for you and shave it off after all most guys can get away with that!

Winner mind chatter

Funny that some people judge others, not really in fact I guess it’s normal. No one knows the reality, no one knows your journey except you, know that but also understand that’s the same with everyone else so we all should not be too fast to draw a conclusion!


There is no such thing as an overnight success, it’s tough, life is tough but you can’t change that And no amount of stressing about it is going to make it easier!

You and I get one life, it’s 24 hours in everyday, 7 days in a week and we all have creative minds when it comes to finding excuses but maybe not so much creativity when it comes to finding a way to fit extra things into your life.

I’m personally shocked after a recent trip that the mass, literally expect life to be handed to them, be it the government or society because they deserve it, after all they are victims. What a load of rubbish. I know for us, we work 7 days a week and at times till 1-2am starting again the following day at 8. We love it!

I guess people are just different and that’s the beauty of the world, some people are successful no matter what and others survive by the skin of there neck.

To be the best at anything or even the best version of yourself you must fill yourself up constantly, that comes from filling up the 24 hours in every day with things that help you grow. Don’t try to push people down, no matter who it is, in fact lift up as many as you can along the way. The more people you help grow, the more friends you have at the top.

Don’t let one little set back pull you down, I don’t and never will. You can throw anything at me but I will always win, always!

That should be your mind chatter! 

Breaking news Putin has deep ties in Russia

Reports just in that Putin has multiple ties in Russia!

Late last night it was released by several news outlets across the globe his involvement in various businesses and people.

On the outskirts of Moscow called Sergiev Posad it is reported that Putin has been seen eating chicken out of a KFC 12 piece box. Reports are still not confirmed but it is rumoured that he said no to an upsize. After leaving the KFC car park drive through he was seen heading to a Chinese run laundrymat with a small Nike gym bag, not sure if it had his used gym clothes to get washed, some hair regrowth serum or other suspicious things.


Although it’s also rumoured he in fact runs the country and a small chain of take away Vietnamese restaurants, we need to maintain our vigilance said someone who was friends with a cousin who had a next door neighbour from the Kremlin.

How to choose the right pastel shade

Even once you have decided it’s on like donkey Kong, the decision then remains which shade to go for!


Once you have made the decision to do it, pastel that is! There are so many options you may end up putting it off just because the exact shade you can’t decide on. Best when you are up to that stage is to chill for a day or two, don’t think about it at all.

Call and make a booking then come with an empty mind, we will sit and discuss it with you then work it out together.

When you wanted highlights but became a zebra

Back in the 90’s way back there was a moment, a very very short space in time, you could even call it a speck. Ok a speck in time, maybe even a glitch in the universe it was that small. Striped highlighted were cool.

They are not now!

Stop getting your hair done at the Zoo and give us a call. 🤡

When you don’t need to see anymore!

Omg I love your hair, no please don’t click on +6 you really don’t need to see more!


Yes you have to say something so be nice and give them our number!

011-41010011

Information error

Unlikely our computers have this level of sarcasm, although it would be funny if they did!

Earlier this week someone shared with us a hair disaster story ( which we really don’t need to go into (  although we will ) which made us think we humans are really stupid sometimes.


Googling cheapest hair salon with package deals in Delhi, she found a salon that was so cheap she felt she had one the lotto, went in got the services done paid the crazy cheap price and left.

Well she then got herself an Uber to our salon, Uber if your still living in the dark ages has to be the cheapest taxi service globally and that is a safe “cheap”! 

Moral of the story?

You get what you pay for, if it’s too good to be true, chances are it isn’t. 

Your hair is like a pice of clothing you wear every single day, it’s fashion. Don’t trust people who only can claim it’s “cheap”.

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

You asked for apples but you got eggs 

Vegetarian or non vegetarian this happens to us all from time to time. You buy one thing but get something completely different. It’s frustrating, annoying, waste of time and just plain uff 😬


Of if the biggest training issues in hairdressing around the world is just that, clients will come in with an image in there mind, hairdressers will ask a few questions, clients ( you ) will think why are you asking so many questions I want red how hard is that!?

Because everyone has a different version of almost everything we the hairdressers have to ask loads of questions to make sure you get as close to the image in your mind as possible. As we can not open your mind up and see it, we have to ask leading questions and take our time to ensure we are on the same page. Problems occur when one or both parties are in a rush to get the process started or over when in fact you have to take the right amount of time.

Invest the right amount of time then you will not regret it for the next 2-3 months or until your hair grows out!

India’s most inspired Salon

We drink coffee look out the window, our next color inspiration is flying by!


If you’re not coming to us then your obviously flying with the pigeons 🐦

Where is your salon getting inspired? 

Call for the best hair ever!

Phone 📱 011-41010011

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

When two fingers is better than one!

You make the trip every month and walk out thinking wow if only I could do it the same, but you can! Some salons believe it or not consider it part of the service to make sure you can re created it yourself once you get home. In fact isn’t that why we go to a salon anyway?

Product & technique are the two things you need to be shown, it’s one thing to have the product sitting in your bathroom it’s another to know how and when to use it!


Doesn’t matter if it’s the shampoo or conditioner to a leave in serum, if used incorrectly could mean it doesn’t work or gives you the completely wrong result.

So next time you visit a salon, make sure you are told or ask all the right questions!

  • When should I apply it
  • How much should I use
  • How to apply it
  • Where to apply it first
  • Can I use it daily

That way your not buying products just to fill your bathroom like you are a warehouse for Amazon.

Now when it comes to styling you need to know this also because no amount of product info is going to get you those beach waves just by applying a product!

  • What products, where, when, how much etc
  • Dry it how? Upside down? Shake it? Cool air? On high?
  • What does the cold button do?
  • What size brush?
  • Irons or curling wand?
  • Concave or straight?
  • What temperature?
  • What brand?
  • How big sections?
  • Which way to wind it?

So many questions right! Now wonder why we give you stink eye when you spend the 45 min on your phone while sitting in the chair and we see you three days later looking like a street busker.

Why your brown hair now looks orange

So your not From Hawaii but your hair washes out and goes a orange brown between visits.


It happens and it ends up making your color look like it’s out of a box and not like a rare unique zebra from a tropical island. Here is why and how to prevent it.

  • Your cuticle isn’t closing, the tone is being washed away. You must condition daily.
  • The water quality is terrible and causing the color to fade, use filtered water or bottled water. Annoying yes but it works.
  • Your shampoo is too destructive and has SLS which is stripping the color. Change to a sulfate free shampoo. We use Alfa Parf products which are all SLS & paraben free.
  • Your hair condition is ruined and the cuticle can not hold the color in because it’s too damaged. Remove damaged sections, get treatments to help close cuticle.
  • Do not use any oil treatment on your hair ever! It swells the cuticle and causes color to fade.
  • Each time you color your hair the ends do not always need color, the more you color the more damaged it gets, the more damaged the less the color holds.

If your constantly ending up orange or red then maybe adding some ash to your next color is what is needed, a lot can be done during the actual color process and the way it is mixed up as well as what you do once you leave the salon!

Hairtat sutsya is it like karma sutra ? 

Got your attention now read the heading properly! If you haven’t found your jam and still on the search for the perfect hair on you , it means your on the search for hairtatsutsya. 


Hair that suits you is easy if you come to us! 
Pick up the phone 📱 01141010011

Birds with better colors than you

You think you stand out because well, you’re just awesome but the reality is no one can see it. Your color blends into the walls and at night you are invisible. The only time anyone can see awesome is your dance moves and by that stage of the night everyone is looking cool!

Well here are some birds 🐦 that take color very seriously 24/7 and know how to maintain it!

Little bit of it all please
I’m common but don’t want to look common
I want them to be so envious they collect my feathers and sell them
My squad are on point I want to be too
Don’t be a Galah, I wanted to be a mermaid
I’m rare AF & small but Boom my color pops
I’m a merman
My night life may be in a barn but my color is runway ready

So let’s just say now you could step things up a bit no? Well if you’re ready then get on the phone and give us a call.

Call Rod Anker Salons 01141010011

Bronde melt

Tired of the usual colors and desperate for a change? Looking for something new? 


Imagine a color that is fresh but without your typical strips and the annoying regrowth! 

Bronde melt…..This is it! 

We use 1/2 shade lighter than your natural color with an ash tone and mix it up with our hidden placement of 3-4 shades lighter ombré technique finished off with a color wash to blend it all together!

Come talk to us and see what we can do for you to get you looking season fresh!

Two for the price of one!

We all love a deal, a discount or something free, it’s normal. But the reality is when it comes to certain things getting one free or getting extra is not so cool or desirable. 


We are the leaders in hair in India, we know what you need and don’t need so that’s why we don’t waste your time creating a “deal” you don’t need. You want beautiful hair, hair that people comment on, hair that looks constantly on fleek. Hair that is healthy, hair that works, easy to manage hair and have that you love. 

Then there is only one deal we will make with you, only one thing you need to do. 

Phone 📱 01141010011

Thinking of a pastel hair color? 

You’re Pinterest looks like your a cartoon character and all of your saved photos are of pastel hair but can’t decide what to do next?

Once you have decided to go pastel it’s then the final choice as to what color 

There is no science behind it, it’s more to do with what you like but a few things to keep in mind are. 

  • Don’t limit your options on first application by going red or violet as they are the hardest to remove. 
  • Pastel washed out colors are achievable but need to be done on a clean canvas. 
  • Some colors will grab or hold ridiculously well and others may leave you faster than your first girlfriend. 
  • Better the condition, better the longevity of color 

Happy colouring 

Yes we all noticed it’s a wig!

We got to put it out there, recently we saw a TV ad with possibly the worst wig known to mankind. Sure the model maybe didn’t agree to go bright pink or maybe production thought they could pick up a perfect wig at the corner store who knows. 


Moral of the story is

Yes all colors are possible on your hair, if your hair condition allows. 

No natural looking wigs rarely will be able to be fitted to everyone and certainly don’t allow for a last minute change holding on to MTV music video expectations. 

Plan plan plan 

Pastel colors can be done, they take time and effort to do and maintain. 

If you want a bright color wig, get on line and check which one fits your budget and do your research. 

5 ways to grown healthy hair you can start now. 

How to grow your hair faster, thicker, stronger is possibly one of the most googled questions. 


Well it’s fairly basic but so are some of you, we guess your thinking it’s food or some exotic fruit but here are the facts! 

  1. Hair is dead once it leave your scalp so FYI putting anything on it isn’t making it grow faster! If you pour water over a dead cat would it be able to drink it? No
  2. Regular trims (6-8weeks) doesn’t make it grow faster but reduces split ends hence reducing of length. 
  3. 8-10 hours of sleep a night. Yes some of you should have hair like Rupanzel right about now!
  4. Healthy diet! There are 5 food groups all nutritionists around the world know about them, it’s not a secret. Eat something from each group daily. Don’t over eat, don’t skip and don’t try to convince yourself you can cheat.  Healthy body healthy hair!
  5. Use good products, for f*%# sake just because they have a Marketing budget doesn’t mean it’s the best product! Do some research get the facts! 

Go it? Have a hair question ask us here

Not having black hair could save your life!

We are here to inform, educate and help you live with beautiful hair! 


Be warned, that having hair that is the same color as your stove top can get you toasted literally! 

Choose your hair color only at professional salons. 

Black is not a natural color

You grew up thinking you had black hair, everyone told you it’s black, it looks black, chances are it’s not. 


When your colouring your hair to appear natural going with the color you were when you were 5,10 or even 15 is wrong. As we get older our hair changes color so whilst you may have been dark brown at 10 your 35 with some white hairs chances are it’s brown!

If you’re colouring your hair to cover the grey here are a few things to help get the best out of the time and longevity of the process. 

  • Always go 1/2 to 1 shade lighter than your natural color 
  • Add variation, a few highlights gives variation and therefore breaks up regrowth, giving you longer between colors. 
  • Don’t color the ends, ever! The ends should be lighter than the roots. 
  • Use a sulfate free shampoo and always conditioner. 
  • Try to add a variation each visit, shade change or add some fun to eliminate boredom. 

If you can manage a few of the above, you’re chances of having a color people comment on in a good way are far greater! 

DIY hair disasters 

So your the type of person who crashes at your friends place, always leaves your wallet at home & always look for the cheaper way to get things done. 


Now whilst we all hate you, because your constant cry poor nonsense and your constant buying of clothes, shoes and electronics ( yes we all noticed! ) you try mixing home remedies for your hair because you think it’s cheaper! 

Well the biggest problem with trying to duplicate experience when it comes to hair color or hair care is that hair depth, density, strength and porosity varies dramatically from person to person and then vary from month to month. With that being said a “home remedy” or a DIY today may work, tomorrow may be a total disaster. A harmless Color that your told is “natural” makes even the most mild bleech react and turn your hair to straw! 

I guess it’s only when things go terribly wrong, you realise that there may be more to this than your grandmothers remedies.  Before trying to do things yourself, always get professional advice from a professional salon. 

An important fact to remember, the home remedies done 100 years ago were done on hair that was exposed to far less than it is today. Pollution, chemicals in water, chemicals in food and the list goes on.  It’s a complete different world today that we are exposed too than it was 20,30,50 years ago. 

You think your only option is brown?

You may have grown up eating meat and two veg type food ( boring and a little basic ) or in India Dhal & rice. That doesn’t mean that there are not more options out there, because there are endless possibilities. 

Via @pinterest

Just like your wardrobe, although obviously any hairdresser will typically lean towards black, hair color options are far greater that a base color and a few highlights. It’s your blank canvas that expresses who you are and your personality. 

You don’t have to be outrageous or OTT it just has to be an extension of your personality. 

Why wait, give your hair salon a call and give your hair some color! 

7 ways to prevent frizz during monsoon 

Yep the rains have started, some may say a little early but it doesn’t matter they are here and your hair is going to start looking like Simba from Lion King 🦁 if you’re not game ready. 


There are a few things that can help we thought it best to share so you don’t end up looking like a crazy Freek!

  • Yes keratin can help, it’s not rebounding, it’s not a cure all but it does reduce frizz a lot if you have curly or frizzy hair it’s a great time to get it done now. 
  • Conditioner and we always say use it because it closes the cuticle and prevents moisture escaping or getting inside the hair and causing the frizz
  • A leave in serum, prevents moisture entering past the cuticle. 
  • Styling dust, whilst it’s designed to add volume by design soaks up moisture therefore helping prevent frizz
  • A light layer of hairspray regardless if you need it because this will help repel moisture. 
  • The right cut, it’s not a secret but if your hair is cut correctly for not only your face and lifestyle but also the texture. No matter what the situation it will survive.
  • Linseed treatments, we use Alfa Parf moisture to ensure the cuticle is closed tight and if it is, then less likely that frizz will happen. 

Keep in mind hair doesn’t have to be poker straight to look neat, nor does the curl need to be controlled, it’s about taming and working with what you have so you can look good no matter what the weather. 

When you’re looking for a thrill 

It’s true, at times life can go through ups and downs, times when everything is exciting and times when you fall asleep brushing your teeth. What is important that you don’t get “bored” with life rather the situation and spend all your energy to get out of that spot. Sure a quick thrill never hurt anyone but if you have seen it before it gets old, it’s the delivery that can change. 

So why on earth are we talking about flashers? Well people, we need to make sure we don’t get into a rut with out hair & look. It’s really easy once you have hair that works not to change it but often we go back to what we know vs doing something that is different. 

What we need to remember is that people tend not to see your internal changes, often saying “I know you” for the last 10 years yet you have changed so much yet you may look and sound the same.  If you look the same, chances are people will see you the same. It’s important to develop your look as well as your personality to make sure life is turning.  

Are you wearing your hair too big?

A very common request we get almost daily is ” make it big!” Now unlike your boyfriends labido when he was 17 it’s not that simple and isn’t for everyone. 


Different shaped faces, heads, bodies etc etc and big hair is NOT flattering on everyone, it just isn’t. In fact a lot of the time can make the person look like they have gained 5kg or you completely loose the face amoungst the bush of hair!

Face shape matters, puff or body is not like a side of fries 🍟 that you order regardless if you want or need it. Only go to a professional Salon. 

When you’re feeling like a portion of color

Admit it, you have at some point thought why not, why not have a little pastel color and yet you haven’t done it yet. 


So many decisions, do you go washed out, full blown mermaid, rainbow 🌈 or a solid hello how you doing fully Lit version. Well we can’t answer that only you can but let’s look at the next step if you do it then decide to change it. 

If you have natural color and no color in it then your options are almost endless, if you have been colouring your hair black for the past decade then your options are limited but you still have options. The best way to color hair is to ensure the integrity of the structure of the hair whilst achieving the desired color. If you leave it in the right state then changing each time is always going to be an achievable. 

There is always some things that need to be done in the salon and some things you should be doing at home to make sure your hair is in its optimal condition.  

How to tame your curly hair

Now Monsoon season is coming anyone with curl is already dreading it, a few drops of rain and your hair looks like a frizz ball so how can you fix it or better still how can you prevent it?

Image via Pinterest

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. 

Hair Expo Australia

Recently Rod was invited to Hair Expo Australia by Alfa Parf Australia to demonstrate his cutting on stage. 

@rod.anker on stage at Hair Expo

Hair Expo Australia is one of the Worlds most respected gathering of talent when it comes to hair. Teaming up with Edoardo Paludo who coloured all the models hair in his bespoke mother of pearl technique. 

Sharing his experience and journey, it was a honour to be part of the 4 days says Rod

Your daily dose of color 

Sometimes in life you need to add an element of color!

Image via Pinterest

When we talk technically about a cut, be it the structure or the way it creates the right shape for your face shape it’s about creating a look that is multi dimensional. To do that we have to use depth and tone using color. 

One of the most exciting and creative things that has happened in recent years is Neon colors ( yes they glow in the dark! ) Alfa Parf Milano, has a range of Neon colors that are amazing. Now before you say ” yeah I don’t think my boss would appreciate me coming in with glow in the dark hair” it’s doesn’t have to be a solid color. 

What is fantastic about this type of color is that the lasting power is second to none, lasting months without fading issues. 

Depending on your comfort levels and placement, it can be something that pops only when the hair moves or it can be as loud or creative as you like, basically a unicorn or a mermaid to a little hidden pop it’s up to you. 

When the fish has a better color than you!

No matter where you look you see color and it changes your perception of life when you see certain colors your mind reacts and feelings are born.  Blue skies create happy feelings, grey skies and you feel like curling up in bed all day. 


With that in mind, hair has to be an extension of your personality and whilst the cut it the foundation of it the color is what brings it all together to create the feeling. 

Doesn’t matter if your color goals are to be as loud as a My little pony doll or as subtle as playing a Led Zeplin song backwards it’s all possible. The only way you will get a color that not only matches your cut and face is if you have an in depth discussion with a professional and assess the options. 

The naked truth about long AF hair

Now I’m sure some blokes love a girl  that’s so long that if you forget the rope to tie up the stuff in the Ute you could use a few metres from her hair. But do girls really like hair that could easily double as a bum warmer?

Now if you are a girl reading this, you would completely relate to removing the hair from you know where, hardly a nice task nor one we talk about. 

Go to the gym, do squats expose your butt and cut your hair!

Respect for all the times you had to dig deep and fish out the 100 odd hairs you loose every single day!✌🏻

Finally a pill to grow hair back! 

Scientists have discovered the cure for loosing our hair and a way to grow a full head of hair. It was last Friday a group of scientists in a small town approximately 15km outside Baldocia in northern Romania found the Gene that has been on the run since the dawn of time. 

Exhausted the Gene said to the scientists “it was fun running at first, but to be honest once we saw everyone just shaving there head well it just didn’t seem like people were willing to play anymore” Left a little disgruntled and angry over everyone’s loss in attitude it feels like playing hide and seek with your Auntie who is meant to be looking after you while your mum and dad go out but she is too busy swiping on tinder, said one of the Genes. A murmer and chuckle from the back of the group saying it was encouraging that some people were rubbing fruit, oil and even pulped onions on there head, it was as if they thought this shit would work 😂

Cornered and tired after centuries avoiding discovery the group of small genes with there over blown ego sat panting looking somewhat pale and exhausted. 


Police asked them what they were looking forward to most, they all said that a good shower and sulfate free shampoo was the first thing they wanted. 

Once we have more information we will share. 

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

Sorry not sorry

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” 😶

Via @Arsenic

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. 

Fresh never goes on Sale

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

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


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

How to hold on to your boo

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

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


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

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

Fact

How to do Bright colors on Indian hair

When it comes to creating mouth watering hair colors that your pet Unicorn 🦄 would be jealous of, we say confidently we know what it takes to get you to that hair eurphoria that instagram has you lusting after. 

Hair by Mohit Kumar Sain

Because we do a lot of color correction as well as bright fantasy color we get the opportunity hands on to educate so our team is awesome. Our Salon in Meherchand has a cult like following of crazy color and we love it! The color above was done by Mohit who has created a following with his attention to detail and technical knowledge with color. 

Things you want to consider before sitting in the chair! 

  • You have to have a clean canvas in order to get your color even 
  • Anything you have had done chemically is still there in your hair, your hair history is super important. 
  • Whilst your goal may be a washed out salmon pink, your hair may not be able to get there in one application. Hair has its limitations. 
  • After care is important, you must be using a sulfate free shampoo and must be conditioning it after every wash. 
  • References are important and you and the hairstylist need to be on the same page before starting and limitations must be discussed. 
  • Box colors may be readily available and cheap however they fade fast and also are not capable of achieving even true coverage. 
  • Do your research on who is the best at it and who has the most experience. 

It’s oh so hard

In a world that currently has so much anger, hatred, racism I feel it’s important to stay real, to bring a laugh as well as beautiful hair that makes you feel like the best version of you possible . The choice for me is to be real and make you question you day, your actions and your influence on others. 


If your offended, maybe just maybe you need to lighten up, isn’t life about making others laugh, love, rejoice in life itself? After all it’s a gift! If by making you stop through your daily trolling of dogs balancing in a yoga pose or 2 kids falling from a roof into pool with on landing face down in poo brings you a smile then  my goal is just that. This is salon talk, this is real and it’s life!

2017 you can’t afford to live like it’s 1917 it’s not and we all need to lift each other up and make our time that we have been given with the people we meet or touch the best possible version of why we are born. 

Rod 😜

Romans 14:19 So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.



Who is doing your hair?

Choosing a hairstylist is as hard as choosing a dentist or an gynaecologist it’s a very personal thing and whilst there is a certain skill set you obviously require it’s about comfort levels with that person. Let’s call it beside manner or the personality. 


What’s interesting with this somewhat  obvious situation less salon owners teach it and even fewer product companies even try to develop it. The reality when your dealing with people is everyone is different ( which we think is the best bit !) we get to change every time we meet someone and it’s a new relationship.  

Best way to find the right hairstylist is to go and have a free consultation and ask as many questions as you need too to get an idea about the person. 

Hair is an art

Hairstylist’s have now been given the term hair artists for the obvious reasons. 

They create shape, color all using a natural product to sit and move in a certain way to create a visual form. Using various colors and textures all with the goal to create a look, that with the skill and various techniques allow you to re create it daily for several months. Now that’s Art!


The outline may be the same but what you do with what’s inside the lines defines you!

Best colorist in India

Yes yes we can take a seat now, because no matter who’s hair we do or what others say all that really matters is how we feel about the work we do and the happiness of our clients. But one thing is consistent with all of our team and that is to question the norm, to ask why. Just because things are done a certain way doesn’t mean they always have to be right? 

Part of being inovative is to know the rules, master them, then break them consistently. 


The most important thing to remember is firstly you must know, understand and have mastered the basics before you break the rules!

If color is as much your thing as it is ours, come see us or slide us a DM with your favorite color and let’s see how we can help! 

How to go white!

If you have been coloring your hair for as long as you can remember and totally over it, why not grow it out? How will you do it and how on earth is it going to look while your making the transition?


The reality it’s not as easy as you think, the regrowth will bug you sooner than normal because once you decide to go natural you want it now not in one or two months. 

We spoke a few weeks back about creating a plan ( Read this to get the how too ). Nothing good is easy and imagine not having to visit the salon every 10-15 days to cover up those white hairs!

Now I’m sure some people may be thinking what’s wrong with these people, aren’t they in business to color hair! We sure are, but we are in the business of making people feel good too and with totally white hair the reality we can have more fun with the color than you ever imagined but the difference is, it’s not going to lock you in every few weeks.  

Come see us and let’s chat 

Is this your brush?

Chances are if your human you have either had a brush like this or known someone who has. You panic like hell and think your going bald faster than Donald Trumps approval rating!


The reality is almost positively the opposite and it’s very rare reality that your loosing that much hair. It’s completely normal to loose 100-150 hairs per day ( we can hear you saying your loosing so much more than that) and if you clean your brush daily you will find it’s within those numbers if you have the time to count them.  

The longer your hair, the more it will look like, so 10 hairs at 5cm long will look like less than 10 hairs at 35cm long ( kind of logical but hair loss creates fear factor and logic doesn’t play a part )

Slightly more hair can fall out in the start of summer, change of season and also due to hormones. Can you stop it completely? Easy answer is no, can you stop leaves from falling from the trees? No

Use a detergent free shampoo daily, always use a conditioner always and  don’t get stressed and end up thinking home remedies or treatments they don’t work, it’s completely normal to have a certain amount of hair loss. If you think it’s excessive drop in and see us. 

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 😂

New music now dropped in store at 10am

Yes peeps it’s that time again to refresh our playlist and we know you love our beats so get yourself in for cool hair, awesome coffee and the best music known to mankind!

It’s possible that we change our music more than you change your jocks which makes us way cool. 


Open week days 10-8

Sundays 11-6

When you love your hair so much you want to lick it!


Due to overwhelming disruption in the salon, after installing the basin harnesses to keep your head straight while we try to wash your hair. We are now installing these cones on your head to stop excessive licking!

Respect your beautiful hair, it’s now becoming a real problem

Delhi’s cool kids

We recently were shooting this editorial for Grazia India, with the cool kids of Delhi, the ones that are shaping the future who all have a unique style that sets them apart. 


Not a lot to be done with the hair because they all look so cool but we did our bit and watched poolside while they casually hung out in front of the camera. 

When you thought you were getting fine highlights!

No matter how much research you put into it, you have to match the image in your head, to the best stylist that understands what that image looks like. We talk about it a lot, we practise it daily yet we also get people coming in daily with disasters and we all wonder why it keeps happening. 


Highlights that make you look like a zebra have been out of fashion since the the 90’s and whilst fashion is individual, if this is the opposite to what you want it’s not right. So how do you get those nice fine highlights you have pinned on Pinterest or Instagram? Well there is no easy answer or anything foolproof but you have to do your bit and get all the references you can to make sure you can show the stylist. 

Choose a salon that you know someone who has been there, honestly it’s the best advertisement, make sure they insist on a indepth consultation and ask for images or offer them to you! 

Just dropping in and getting a random color at any salon is not a good idea, one bad color can destroy your hair and really F#%{ your happiness!

Consultations are free, 100% of salons worldwide! Drop in and have a chat and find the one your most comfortable with!

We are trained for all types of coloring and maintain an internationally updated training, from pastel coloring to the latest techniques around the globe as well as our own developed we love talking hair and most of all listening to what would float your boat! 

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

When you want a warm brown but get zoo orange 

Keeping your color on tone from visit to visit to your salon takes effort ( not much so chill ) but it does require a little planning. 


Warm browns when they fade can end up looking a gastly shade or Orange 🍊 or copper and no matter what you want to call it, if it’s not on purpose it can end up looking like a cheap box color so here is how to make sure your color stays on fleek. 

  • Wash with a sulfate free shampoo 
  • Always use conditioner it closes the cuticle and keeps the color from fading and color molecules shrinking 
  • Use a leave in serum or protein spray. This helps added UV protection. 
  • Don’t over process your hair, some people think you need color on the ends each visit when in fact it’s like a one in every 3-4 touch up thing ONLY when it’s not looking right. 
  • Don’t over do it chemically, if your straightening and coloring chances are your reading this and thinking yeah that’s me, we don’t do straightening or smoothening for a reason, it’s too aggressive causing the hair to be so damaged it won’t hold color! Try keratin it’s not going to ruin your hair!

Yes you can wash it daily, as long as it’s sulfate free shampoo and as long as you condition it each time. 

Why waiting for washing day could be causing hair loss!

Your mum says every 2-3 days is fine, your grandmother would say once a week, you’ve asked several hairdressers and they all say ok ok well here are the facts. 


If you stay inside 24/7 in a climate controlled environment, without stepping outside or exercising then your good for 2 days for every normal person on the planet every day and here is why. 

  • We perspire and when we do it dries up on your skin/scalp leaving the dried up sweat 💦 on your scalp or skin is an open invitation to bacteria. 
  • You go outside, fumes pollution all are attracted to your hair ( not because it’s on fleek ) but because it absorbs what’s in the air, this needs removing or will create film on your hair/scalp which again may cause bacterial infections
  • When the natural oils are excreted from sebum glands it stays on your scalp which is good and bad however to have the healthy PH value on your scalp too much will alter that creating havoc for healthy hair growth. 

Washing every day is not only ok, it’s required and in some situations twice is needed if the heat or pollution is excessive. Always use a conditioner or your cuticle will be left open making your hair dehydrated and will cause split ends. 


Use a sulfate free shampo, we use and reccomend Alfa Parf products. 

Show me the PINK

So it’s seems like there is a movement towards more eye catching hair, it’s fun, in your face and we are loving it!


This is Electric pink today at our Meherchand market salon using Alfa Parf Milano colors and we will be sharing the end result shortly! 

If you have always dreamt of having a fun color then come see the team, we have the best talent in the country and love creating magic with hair. 

Perfect lighting, perfect color

Hair color looks different in different light, if you have ever got your color done then gone home only to realise it looks completely different!


Now you can’t walk around with coloured paper to make sure the reflects right so it’s best to check it out in soft daylight. We have a combination on warm and cool lights in the salon specifically for this, it’s creating the perfect balance for the exact color to be seen on your hair before you leave the salon. 

Sure it’s cheaper to use LED lights, hence a lot of salons use only these and it’s certainly better for the environment but it’s creating the exact mix that’s super important. 

Hair fall solution without surgery!

No more need for injections or a scalpel to get your hair growth issues in order!


Yes ok you got me, there is no cure! But we will say a few things to clear the air so there is no bad feelings and you didn’t end up opening this as a total waste of time, because we know your doing this at work and time is money!

Ok so you have googled it to the end of the planet and still can’t find a cure, maybe there isn’t one?

Hair growth is for the most part hereditary and portion effected by what you eat, the environment and small portion to what goes on your head. Hair grows inside your body not outside, oils and lotions are topical meaning the best they can do is penetrate the first layer of your skin ( at best ) so in short anything you put on your scalp thinking it’s going to make it grow back or make it grow thicker is in fact false. 

What you need!

Sounds basic but you need a good hair care regime, a good cleanser and a routine that does not allow bacteria to grow on your scalp as this is a huge contributor to infection which then leads to increase hair loss. Problem you will tell us is you only want to wash it every third day because you needs to blow dry it bla bla bla. Well decide what you want, hair or good hair this week?

Now your scalp perspires and there is dirt and pollution in the air and it needs to be removed so daily is always the best when it comes to shampooing. Use a sulfate & parabin free shampoo. We use Alfa Parf but if you want to research please do and get one. 

Now before you start putting oils or lotions on your scalp which will do nothing but block the pores and attract pollution, coat your hair and dehydrate it more than anything else. Get the basics right. 

Woke up and want hair like a unicorn? 

You have dreamt of getting that unicorn 🦄 hair or you want desperately to become a mermaid then stop eating fairy bread ( if it looks like this please bring us some 🤦🏼‍♀️ ) and get yourself into see us!


It’s not a DIY job it’s best left to us!
Call us today 011-41010011

It’s a service not a product

Kind of an obvious observation but kind of needs to be said too, this is hair for sale, it’s a product. 


When you go to a salon, your getting your hair done, it’s a service. 

Service revolves around the delivery of the service whilst a product is just a product, the brand may change but the product remains the same. 

  • Some salons sell services like they are a product yet when you go to a salon the fundamental thing your getting done is service, it’s quality depends on the people delivering it. If the people are not right then the service is bad and then the end result product. We are not a product, although we sell product we are about hair. 

We are a service based salon, we aim to deliver the best every time!

It’s not black nor white

Yes we color hair and it’s something we specialise in. We use Alfa Parf which is an Italian brand and its lower in chemical content than other well known brands in India and around the world. 


The quality of the color far surpasses other brands and the tone retention is far greater. They also have a full home hair care range which we stick because again it’s possibly the best we have ever used, it’s sulfate & paraben free not one product, all of them!

So if your color sucks and you want to have color other than black or gold then call us
Meherchand Market 011-41010011

Is your Shampoo removing color?

A lot of times the intensity of your color completely depends on home hair care, now this is where things get complicated. You ask one hairstylist they tell you this one ask another they tell you that one. So who do you believe?


Well regardless of the marketing campaign or the ignorance of some hairstylists or even salons sadly you need to be using a sulfate free shampoo, it’s labelled on the back of the bottle as sodium laureth sulfate or SLS or SLES ( Read what it is here ) and paraben free ( Read here ) and to be honest getting these products has been challenging to find till recently. 

A lot of companies who spend millions of dollars and simply put ” color protection ” on the bottle thinking that’s enough to keep you happy when in fact it means very little if they still pump it full of detergent using to clean engines!

We use Alfa Parf Milano which the entire range is both sulfate & paraben free!

So don’t spend a fortune getting the perfect color the wash it away with shampoo that clearly isn’t worth it to you or anyone else. 

Nutella hair color?

Imagine visiting a salon and trying to explain the color and end up using food as a reference, then once you say “Nutella brown” the hairstylist brings out a jar of this! 


Well one salon in Dubai ( possibly in the need for internet fame  who knows ) is actually claiming it works. Now before you go out and grab yourself some delicious chocolate 🍫 spread understand even if by any miracle it did stain the hair it would wash off faster than Donald Trumps hair would fly away with a slight breeze. 

Also good to note it’s a waste of perfectly awesome Nutella!

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. 

When your blow out becomes a natural disaster! Are you getting my point

When your local salon decides to blow dry like your 10 feet away from a jet engine!


Hair should have 90% moisture removed gently before any styling starts and should not blow the hair around at all, the more it does the more frizz happens!

Tips for the perfect blow

  • Always end the styling with cool air 
  • Always use a leave in serum or conditioner
  • Pat hair don’t shake it
  • Blow in the direction of the cuticle

We come to you, anywhere, anytime

You could be a lazy bum, CEO, rich brat, Hollywood or Bollywood celebrity or just don’t like visiting a salon it doesn’t matter sometimes we all like what we like and if you want your hair done in the middle of the desert or poolside at your place to mid flight between meetings then yes we do cater to you!


When it comes to hair we have been requested all sorts of things, it’s not odd to want what you want, it’s odd not to ask for what you want. 

If you don’t ask the answer is always no!

So if you have a request for your hair to be done in a certain location give us a shout, it may require some extra work at the back end and of course it comes at a cost but what doesn’t. We go anywhere anytime! 

You don’t need to download a stupid app you don’t have space for just Email us to find out more

info@rodankersalons.com

When I think about you I touch myself

Get fuller hair, stop hair fall, get more shine, grow your hair faster!


All totally false claims aimed at making you feel like your missing out in something and a lot of major companies do it! Sure there may be things you genuinely don’t like about yourself and that’s ok I guess it’s kinda normal I don’t know many people who couldn’t give you one thing they don’t love about themselves. 

What we have to remember is the crazy cycle of life, we work hard to buy things we don’t really need so we feel better about ourselves, once we do it we wish we didn’t have to work so much so we could enjoy freedom. See what we mean?

Keep it all in perspective

Companies that claim to be the biggest, the best, the fastest, the cheapest or the most awarded really don’t cut it. What you need to do is buy into what feels right because of the brand not in search of a miracle product that will change your life. Only you can do that. 

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Your hair at 50%

So your friend started telling you a story, it was a great story and halfway they stopped dead and didn’t finish it. 


Getting our point yet?

We are a hair salon, we spend our time and energy on education and developing skills set both technically as well as personality not on creating complicated deals or packages to get you to spend money you don’t need too! 

Hairdressing is an art and not about doing a course then sitting back and saying you know it all because it simply doesn’t work that way. 

Come see for yourself what we do and how we do it?

Call 011-41010011

Your shower is causing your hair fall

It’s a shower, you clean yourself and let’s be honest you should be doing it everyday if not twice if you’re a little obsessive. 


If you like a lot of people you have a little of this, a little of that, a jar practically the only thing left is the fragarance and you can’t bring yourself to throw it out. 

Clean up your bathroom!

Go get all the bottles now and start by putting in the bin the ones you have actually finished, the ones that are almost empty put in the bin! Before you buy anything else this all needs to be used up or given away. The shampoo and co dictionary your using now is not the same as it was 2 years ago. 

Once your done and finished with all these bottles or found a home for them, then it’s time to get into the salon and plan your hair care regime with intention. But until you make the effort in the bathroom nothing will follow suit. 

Gender neutral cuts

It’s 2017, 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!

When your color is steel grey and bang on! 

So second time around veteran of color Awoka went steel grey and it’s looking awesome!


It’s become a color high in demand so we wanted to share a few things with you so you can make the right decision if this is for you or just a phase. Although nothing is permanent, it grows out and if you wait long enough you may just end up totally grey anyway right so what’s stopping you!
What’s involved and can I do it myself at home?

That’s kind of like asking a chef give me the recipe I want to make this at home right?! Even if we gave you a step by step it’s hardly something that years of training would could match up too that’s why it’s always a better result to get it done professionally. 

Firstly it needs to be lightened to the most pale white blonde and depending on the exact shade of the result toned to give the final result. Now blonde colors are endless, rose blonde, Sandy blonde, ash blonde, Snow White, ash blonde, dirty blonde and the lost could go on and on hence it is completely subjective. 

If your thinking about going dramatic we suggest seeking professional advice, whilst it’s not cheap, to get even close to what your heart wants requires patience and skill, often several applications of color and change of plans depending on the results in real time. 

How do you keep it this time?

Now here is the interesting part considering the water quality varies in every part of the world the tone can fade fairly fast so you need to take proper care. Use a sulfate free shampoo, always condition. A toning shampoo ( purple which counteracts the gold or yellow pigments ) can be used every second day to keep it perfect. Get the right advice and always get the hairstylist to show your there work before you take the plunge!

Products we use and recommend are Alfa Parf Milano! 

Advocado’s are in Top knots are out guys!

Yes breaking news, top knots on guys are out and yes advocado’s are so in this season!


Fresh crusty bread and slices with rock salt and a little lemon. 

Leave your hair out or cut it off, this undercut top knot thing looks not cool

Sorry this is not working, let’s break up

You only say goodbye to something when it’s not working and no matter how much fun, love or good times if you can’t fix it then it’s time to say ” see ya wouldn’t want to be ya”


Could be your hairdresser who still tells you to make your hair poker straight or it could be those straightening irons you got in 2005 that were state of the art with the best technology then but it’s years later and the technology is so much better. 

Every now and then it’s a good idea to pull them out, dust them off and check the condition of them & clean them. Too much of anything can be bad so don’t use them more than twice a week and always use a heat protector when using.  The irons and electrical equipment we use and recommend is Alan Truman

Maybe it’s time to say goodbye

Shopping for a fresh look?

Change of season means a revamp of your wardrobe, a fresh start. Hair has to be included in the equation so get online and get yourself some hair inspiration. 


Best places we like to look are 

Pinterest & Instagram save the hair you like then get yourself an appointment with us

Has your hairdresser pushing harder than a drug dealer?

The reality is a lot of people have got into this business to exploit, both consumers as well as the industry, to get as much out of it as possible at any cost with little or no regard for hair, integrity or reputation. 


The flip side of this reality is that thankfully the consumer is catching up especially in areas that has been most effected. 

20-30 years ago in the west it was exactly the same, make as much as you can as fast as you can, like a kid that’s been given free range at the candy store with eyes bigger than his belly. What happens is eventually what you promise can’t be delivered because your only focus was maximising turnover versus maxamizing quality and building relationships. It should never be about rebates or group discount over quality and Developement. 

Our philosophy is simple, if your better off with it then without it, then we will tell you otherwise we won’t. The only focus is on helping you have the hair you want everyday, not just getting the biggest sale from you. 

Now not all salons are like this but the trend is this, do everything, do deals, coupons, discount etc and people will try it, the reality is the people you attract only want it because it’s cheap, they don’t want quality nor understand it, they want cheap. We educate hairstylists around India but also throughout the world and this is bought up almost every single time. Hairdresser get it but sadly others don’t. 

Alfa Parf Milano values are about sustainable hairdressing, education and a long term relationship inward as well as outward and that’s why we choose them  to be our primary product of choice. 

You have long hair and want a change?

Sure you may not be a rockstar with a hairdresser looking after your daily issues, your go to may be a top knot or a low pony and to be honest it’s getting a little boring!


But you don’t want to cut it, you don’t want to layer it or cut a fringe so what’s left? You visit the salon and say ” don’t cut the length, I don’t wants bangs, I like the color make me look different. We are guessing the hairdresser probly thinks your crackers. 

You may just need styling options, then in that case head in and discuss that with your stylist. If your serious about a change something either needs to be added or subtracted from what’s on your head, this may mean color, it may be some layering but something has to happen in order for there to be a change. 

Often boredom has been building up for some time and you really have no clue how to get out of the rut so get some inspiration from social media using some hashtags and see if anything looks interesting and head on into the salon. 

For hairdressers, it’s not about cutting it off, it’s about working out that image you have in your mind and delivering it, so lots of questions are needed to make sure we know we understood what’s going on inside your head. 

Tips to get your hair summer ready!

Yep it’s getting hotter everyday and it’s only a matter of time before temperatures reach 40+ daily for the next 4-5 months! 

Is your hair ready to get through this?


Most likely it’s not let’s be honest, it’s like knowing your off on holidays and you need to pack, you know you do forcwwwks in advance but end up shoving crap into your bag moments before heading to the airport. So what can you do to get your hair ready? 

  • Think trim every 6 weeks, let’s start now. 
  • Linseed treatments by Alfa Parf, yes they work, every 6-8 weeks to rehydrate the hair. It’s not a fluffy head massage like the hair spa your used too but it actually works so totally worth it.  
  • Plan colors in advance so your not overdoing it. 
  • Get your irons out, if they are more than 12 months old time to invest in new ones ( technology changes fast and improvements have been made every few months )
  • Hairdryers are the same check out Recommended Hair dryer & Irons by Alan Truman the difference is huge. 
  • Don’t let your local salon burn your hair, if your weekly blow out is putting your hair through pain, chances are it will eventually catch up with you leaving your hair dry and damaged. 
  • Use a water soluble leave in serum that has UV protection and heat protection like Cristali liquid by Alfa Parf Milano.  
  • Wash daily, perspiration on your scalp left causes bacterial infection hence a dry scalp, you need to remove that every day, for some people twice a day if your working outside or perspiring a lot. 
  • Always condition
  • Avoid OIL!!! It will accelerate the heat fro. The sun, evaporate the moisture in your hair and whilst it will make it shinny from the burnt film of oil on your hair. 

In terms of style and what’s in, it’s  all about texture, beachy waves not curl, guys it all about texture!

Is that a toilet brush?

If your a mechanic and your fixing the Maruti Suzuki 800 you would kind of expect the mechanic to have the odd spanner or tools in his pockets or kit right?


It’s hardly acceptable if you go to the salon and the brush that’s going in your hair is sitting in the hairdressers back pocket just beside his butt is it?

Now whilst this photo was set up its sadly a reality in most salons in India, seems like the more things hanging out of pockets and clipped on your clothes the more important you are? Now I don’t know about you, but we think this is not only disgusting but also kind of looks stupid and unprofessional besides it’s dirty AF. 

Always get the right advice

There is always a reason for everything we do, sure at times our explanation may be different but it usually gets our point across.  


When you have the right tools or products but don’t know the exact way to use them things can go very wrong, maybe not as wrong as the image above ( who read use small amount to make anything spicy 🌶 hot )

When we talk about hair care it’s always as much about how to use it rather than just selling it because if you don’t use it the right way, you won’t like it and won’t see the benefit so it’s useless. It’s all about knowing how, when, where and how much. A great hairstylist will explain all of this to you and should be reducing the amount of things your using to get the desired result rather than filling up your bathroom full of things you will never use. 

Get some free hair advice, drop in and see us!

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! 

The only time Its ok to cum early 

Some times we forget to think of other people, you get caught in traffic or you just are someone who runs late!


Your always welcome to come early to your hair appointment!

We have brewed coffee not instant crap and cool music plus wifi so no excuses you don’t need to hide your face under the blankets, we like it like that 

Time to start talking head! 

So today is a new day girls and yesterday was all about girl power because it was International woman’s day but today is a new day! A fresh start, a day to start thinking different. 


We want you to invest the time and energy you put into your every expanding shoe collection into your hair, yes no more shoes only hair! Head to toe not toe too, then the conversation stops!

Imagine if your hair had that attention for even a week?! Start pinning, start posting and get yourself a lust list for your hair!

Holi Sh^#

So there is several ways to get a little color in your hair, you can choose to spend hours getting it done, or you can go to a Holi party and have it totally destroyed in seconds looking like a Unicorn on ice!


It’s ok it’s a natural color and washes out, it will do no harm? Seriously that is so far fetched it’s not funny, it stains and on blonde hair will be almost impossible to get it out, it stains better than any color be it paint or lipstick once it’s there good luck getting it out!!

Can you put anything on it to prevent it from staining your perfect blonde…. easiest answer is NO, you can soak it in oil, mask, a styling paste, gel etc etc but I assure you it will still find a way to get through and ruin your hair. You can wear a scarf but when water is added and coloured powder meet then it will go through all material so the easiest suggestion is avoid the random throwing of coloured powder if you love your color, if you don’t mind looking like a unicorn 🦄 for a while then go for it!

Best to get a pre Holi treatment like Alfa Parf linseed treatment which will close the cuticle tightly which will help reduce color absorbing. 

New season hair trends 

Fashion week is doing the rounds globally with every designer on the planet each season trying to reinvent and evolve. Hair is exactly the same and it has its season to shine and then it’s done. 


So what’s new in hair I hear you asking? It’s kind of a loaded question as it is largely dependant on you, your hair and your comfort zone. Just because g-string bathers are in doesn’t mean it’s for everyone right?

What’s trending in hair

Balliage is still current but make sure it’s done seamlessly. Goal is a smooth transition of color and little to no lines. 

Solid colors or blocking is in, no not black that doesn’t count unless its clothes then always choose black!

Natural curl is big and has been for a while, we love it. Careful not to over do color or let anyone do keratin treatments plus color, this type of hair can not take such abuse it’s the #101 of curly hair. 

Bangs are big, the bigger the better, oversized, micro or bold. 

Beach waves or surf inspired waves are hot

Straight hair but not rebounded, this is so out!

So in short ( pardon the pun ) natural looking hair is big again and overdone is just not cool. Get yourself in and have a chat and see what changes we can do, big or small it makes a big difference in the end. 

Namaskar parlor yahi hai kya?

Saloon, Salon or Parlour is it the same thing? 

Well this is not really a secret but some people tend not to understand just like some people think all Indian food is the same, there is a huge difference. Let’s look at them. 



A parlour

This is typically your local place that does everything from waxing you on the chair while your hair is getting blow dried to send someone down the road to pick up your shopping once you arrive 20 min late and is a very casual setting typically a small space. Typically don’t do male clients. 

Saloon

Now whilst in most parts of the world this is a place you grab a drink especially if your in the Wild West lol. However in India this is again a place that will do everything and anything from bleech your brows, straighten your hair and wax your legs all at the same time, why… well it’s all about maximizing turnover I guess. Typical prices, more typical results sprinkled with a little this and that. Don’t specialize in anything just do a little of everything. Do make and female clients kids and will also pick up your lunch, shopping and walk you to the car to hand you the change because your nails are still wet. Don’t worry they too are all about max turnover and they will say good bye each visit shamelessly waiting for there tip.  But you can relax in this type of space because they have a tv playing all the annoying shows you hate while the radio or old songs your grandmother listened too whilst your getting your not Instagram worthy hair done. 

Salon

One “o” missing but is nothing like the above. Will do hair, possible mani pedi but it’s all about hair, no tv only good tunes and professional staff ( typically )they regularly get training, they want training, they understand hair better than most and they love what they do and don’t wait on check out for a tip, they don’t want it. It’s about the work. They do things different, they talk normally and are focused and driven to deliver the best hair you have ever had. No flying nails being clipped off someone’s feet beside you, no waxing being done on some aunties legs beside you and no uncle getting his mani pedi done while he is drinking chai, talking on the phone screaming at his help and eating his lunch all at the same time. Ask them to collect your shopping if they are free they may do it but it’s not there job!
Now I already hear you saying that some salons function like saloons, some salons do the same things as saloons, well they are in fact saloons then. 

If your shopping for a place to get your hair done, be it under the local tree, a small room above the pizza shop or the professional space locally understand just like a fruit shop doesn’t sell meat, a tailor doesn’t do car repairs and a furniture seller doesn’t do medical procedures there is a huge difference between the 3. 
By the way all have a space in the market we just choose to be a salon and not a parlour or a saloon!

Blonde is possible on Indian hair!

If your a stalker you may remember this face from a month back when it was steel grey now we have gone beach blonde and it’s looking hawt!


Check out Awoka on Instagram
Yes Indian hair can go white without having to be an Uncle, it’s time consuming and will test your patience but we think it’s worth it! 

You may also remember Santu Misra who went blonde late last year Santu goes to the beach 🌊 it’s not only possible, more and more guys are doing it!

It can take 3 applications of lightening powder, several toners and a lot of patience! ( bring your battery charger! )  You can not predict time, cost or result 100% as it depends on your hair however even if on the day you strike gold, we would suggest 24 hour gaps and re apply until desired result is achieved. Once your have shared your target color we do the rest until we get it!

Myths

No your hair won’t fall out

No it’s not going to make you bald

It’s permanent and will grow out, it won’t wash out.  The tone may change over time however it will still be light

It’s not cheap, varies from head to head depending on texture, length etc

Can you add pastel once your that light? Yesssss

Drop in and have a chat about what your dream color is and let’s see what is possible. 

We use Alfa Parf Milano hair color only!

You can’t buy it on line!

With everyone trying to sell everything on line there are some things that “online” will never be able to deliver. 


Unless your ordering a wig of course!

Hair is a people’s business and it’s personality driven service based on skill and delivered through the culture of the salon. The reality is a lot of salons in India still think they by opening the doors employing whoever and not investing in training and Developement of the team that success will follow. This could not be further from reality. 

If you think that a salon is a salon, drop in and tell us, we are fairly sure you will get it within 5 minutes. 

Meanwhile please shop for all your other things on line god knows you need it but it’s always good therapy 

When can’t even control your Tv

Your boss is a pain in the butt, your partner is annoying AF everyone at work bosses you around like your living in some communist regime!


Well chill out you don’t have to dictate to your hair to get it to behave and fall in line. In fact you shouldn’t have too and a few things to help you along the way are:

  1. Always get your hair done every 6-8 weeks. You can’t get it done every 3-4 months and expect  it to look fresh. 
  2. Shampoo and condition daily. Yes daily
  3. Don’t over process your hair, just because getting a keratin is cheap or on special, very few people actually need it!
  4. Oil on your hair? NO never. Oil weighs down your hair, coats the cuticle and evaporates the internal moisture. Leaving hair dry brittle and frizzy! It’s a myth doing oil massages. 
  5. Always condition and use  a serum, if you don’t then your hair will get tangled, dry out and split. 

Don’t try to control people, control your choices. 

Shopping for something fresh?

We have all been there, gone shopping with ten bucks in your hand looking for ingredients for a gourmet meal in the discount aisle!


The reality is your going to get basics or the stuff people don’t won’t or never would and you will end up on the phone ordering take out and spending more than the tenner anyway. 

Just like that it’s the same with hair, you think the brand of color is what makes it great? The skill in the hands and the understanding between you and the hairstylist determine if your service is done “on special ” or is Special. The reality is you get what you pay for. When are not the most expensive salon, we don’t claim to be the best although google helps convince us we know what we are doing it doesn’t go to our head. Often we get told it would have been cheaper to come get it done right the first time vs saving a tinny bit to start with, most of the time we end up suggesting to do less vs more. 

Hair is not bread, it doesn’t go on sale always go to a professional salon. 

How not to look like a tiger

Imagine you want to have the color  with the supple variation of a house cat but you walk out looking like a tiger?! 

Whilst brand is important for condition and reaching desired color, it is the person applying the color that has to know the right techniques in order for it to look right. Heads of hair are never the same and whilst we all see cookie cutter style advertising on get this get that for xyz, the reality is it’s not about price, product or location it’s about having the right skill set to be able to achieve it!

Whilst tigers are endangered, the stripped look may have been in for the 80’s and certainly a eye catcher for a fashion show but on your hair daily, it’s really not that cool.  

A face only your mother could love?

So you have a face for radio, one that only a mother could like?


You wake up every morning and don’t like looking in the mirror? It’s time for this shit to change and it’s time for you to start loving your reflection!

How?

Well firstly let’s all agree that what goes on in your head decides what happens outside in reality so it’s super important that you get this attitude in control now. You change outside it impacts the inside, so it’s time to get yourself feeling good because life is short! Your reflection is perfection. Be happy, get up and get yourself into a salon and get something done to make yourself feeling awesome. 

You have decided to stop being a mermaid?

You have spent a few months semi naked, carefree and braided now your thinking you want a change of scenery on dry land with a new look so what are you going to do?


First things first let’s remove all traces of glitter, it’s a little messy in between the sheets anyway. 


Not to mention around the house, that shit just goes everywhere!


Have your last little romp around town with your tail and topless while you can still be considered exotic, as soon as that color changes they will all think your just crazy!

Now what options do you have with the color?

Depending on how much color, how long you have been doing it and the condition of your hair, it’s not an easy question to answer. Most likely your natural color has been lightened so bleaching your hair to remove the pastel should be done with great caution. Remember even if you can not see the blonde it is still there and so is the hair that was dragged through death and back. 
Taking it darker is possible but kind of lame considering you are currently a creature from the deep blue. One way would be to let it fade out naturally, we can remove some extra color to help speed up the process. If your totally over it we suggest a slightly deeper color that camouflages the pastel but be warned, no matter how dark you go, you will most likely be shocked!

Always get the full picture!

Some of us hear half the story and already decide the ending, for the person telling the story it’s incredibly frustrating. 


When it comes to getting the best hair possible, you have to have the full picture, understand the process and then assess. It’s not the type of thing you can shop on price, it’s a combination of skill, attitude, price & convenience. 

Always have an in depth consultation with a prospective hairstylist or even your current one on what it is exactly your after so you love your hair. Explain restrictions be it length, color, time or money. Remember the more information shared the more likely it is you will love it!

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

Pastel colors on Indian hair, alternative facts

So you’ve invested considerable time looking for the perfect color on Pinterest and now searching which salon to call before making the big step, let’s drop some not so “alternative facts” and help you sort through the nonsense that we heard you might be told! 


Understand a few things so you can leave the rest to a little common sense. The darker the hair the more it has to go through to get any light shade, the more you bleach it the more damage it can do. Hair is its gold yellow or red needs to be lighter to remove these undertones before being able to get the “mermaid” looking colors unless they too are red, yellow or orange. 

  • Depending on how dark your hair is, it can take 2-3 applications and up to 9 hours. 
  • May not be able to remove red, orange or yellow totally depends on your hair which in turn will effect end result 
  • Is more expensive than a regular color yes. Sometime a lot, 3-4 times. Anyone who offers this at a very cheap price or deal be suspicious 
  • Once you do the pastel shade over the blonde or lightened sections, understand it will fade fast, can stay for 10-15 washes or could last 1-3 months depending on hair quality after lightening. 
  • Will it make your hair fall out… no. If done incorrectly it could break but there are treatments to prevent this happening. 
  • Care and at home Maintainence? Sulfate free shampoo that won’t strip color. Pastel blondes may require a purple shampoo to maintain tone ( like kms blonde shampoo or clairol blonde available on line )
  • You can color it back close to your natural color yes however covering the color does not change the fact underneath its colored and could be damaged. Long term care is required. 

So the darker the hair the harder it is, the more work needed and the more upkeep.  Can it be done? Of course it can be but takes time and know how. 

When you have taken your hair across the line!

When you place an order on line and it says shipping more than 24-48 hours you feel robbed right? Well imagine your hairdresser saying your hair can’t take a chemical service, a color, that keratin you so desperately want because it’s too damaged…. upset maybe even angry. 

We believe there are times when we have to say no, it’s about being ethical and respecting there are times when what you want is not actually what you want. Sure we assure you there is a salon within walking distance from every “no” you get that will do whatever you want, but we are only interested in making you look the best possible. 


If your hair has been taken over the edge and the condition sucks as Donald Trumps concept of humanity then here are the things you need to do. 

  • Get yourself a second opinion from the best salon you can find, not cutting nothing just a consultation. 
  • Depending on how bad it is the only option may be cutting it, lots of options for repairing however the only true way to get it back to healthy may be cutting the damage off. 
  • Don’t do another chemical service to fix the one that ruined your hair. 
  • The term “hair spa” sadly is used for a conditioner massage.  Waste of time and money. Olaplex and various bond rebuilders work, hair spa doesn’t. 
  • Always condition 
  • Always use a leave in serum
  • Avoid any oils always!
  • Don’t use excessive heat when styling. 
  • Trim every 5-6 weeks until the hair is healthy again. 

Remember a professional salon will never charge you for advice, it’s free so use it!

Is your bath plug is full of hair?

You end up picking up what seems like handfuls of hair every time you shampoo your hair? Are you suffering from sudden hair loss? Do you think if this continues you will be bald by mid next week?


Stop acting like a baby, your not going to be bald any time soon let’s help explain the facts based on science and not on trying to rename a treatment or shampoo as “hair loss”. We get asked daily about hair loss and to be honest a lot of salons, product companies etc make a lot ( I mean a LOT ) of money with hair fall specific treatments or products that do didly squat ( nothing ) to your hair. 

Facts

  • You have approx 100,000-150,000 hairs on your head at any given point
  • Your normal shedding of hair is approx 100-125 per day
  • If you shower every third day then when you wash you will see 300-375 hairs in your hands because each day it’s been falling but stuck in amoungst the other hair. 
  • Conditioner does NOT make your hair fall out, it closes the cuticle and hence makes the loose hair slip out
  • Washing it daily not only won’t make it fall out but WILL help keep your scalp clean
  • Hair fall shampoo’s…. use a Sulfate free shampoo good for everyone, color or no color, keratin or no keratin.  It’s low in detergent and gentle on scalp. 
  • Hair loss increases in seasons so whilst it may increase in short term long term it will settle. 
  • Medicine if your body has a deficiency however 100-125 is normal and no medicine will stop that. 
  • Water quality can cause hair fall yes, only real solution is washing in filtered water
  • Putting any oil on your scalp is a complete waste of time and in fact can increase hair fall by altering the ph level of your scalp.  It’s never reccomended and is one of those tales handed down generation after generation.
  • Can anything increase hair growth? NO you an try standing in a bucket of water thinking it will help you increase your height, chances are if enough people said it worked you may try it.  

There now clean the drain get some Sulfate free products, put the oil in the kitchen and cancel your “specialist” appointment lol 

The one thing not to do in the shower 

It’s a routine we all hopefully do daily and yet there are some people who still think it’s ok to do it, they use it openly and still ask why every 6 weeks. It’s cheap it’s big, it’s easy so why not?


We are talking about using Sulfate free shampoo! We use and reccomend Alfa Parf which is free from nasty Sulfates and parabins which will strip your hair color that you spend all that time and money on, dilute the intensity, possibly dry out your scalp as well as your hair!

So for about the same as your drug store shampoo you get a product that is not only going to gaurentee your color lasts the way it’s meant too but will look after the condition better also. Sure it doesn’t bubble up so much you can rumble around like your in a bubble bath but aren’t you meant to be washing your hair and not playing in the shower? 

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

When your color fades like your sex life

You meet and can hardly keep your hands off each other to make coffee and a few months/Year  later you meet with a little peck. You get your color done and it’s as hot and deep as your hottest one night stand, several weeks later it’s faded and as lifeless as your sex life!


Don’t worry we can help you with getting your color intensity back, the other stuff you will need to work on yourself but I suggest getting your color on will help you feel hot so who knows!

Alfa Parf have created Pigments ( don’t worry its s professional product so no technical info is here just the awesome results)

It work as direct color pigment and is more gentle than your regular color as it’s watered down with shampoo or can be added in with your regular color also! It creates longer lasting depth more than regular colors. 

You can do it as a quick service I. Between your regular colors to freshen up the intensity so you don’t have to damage your ends doing unnecessary “global colors” that will damage and cost you money you can spend on candles or flavoured lube to fix you other problems, well because we fix hair rest is up to you to get back on track. 

Before
After


So now you have no reason to have faded color. Available in multiple reflects!

Planning a holiday with your new color?

If your planning a trip away or a holiday, half your luck but what is going to happen to your hair or how is your color going to be in the climate your going too? Is the water going to cause the color to fade?


A few days we can all live with and it’s all good but using the hotel products although some smell great are far from the best to use for maintaining color. 

Things to pack

  • Get some small bottles from your local chemist and transfer enough for the time your away 
  • Take a few hair ties to add options in case you don’t want to blow dry ( your o. Holidays )
  • Any styling products, keep in mind if your swimming you should be taking a leave in conditioner and a serum. 
  • A wide tooth comb, sounds basic but most hotels don’t have them in there in room kit. 
  • Dry shampoo, to help you get away without having to shampoo. 

Now your all ready, make sure you have visited your salon just before you leave so any color Maintainence is done and will get you through your trip without stress. 

Glow in the dark Hair Color

Yes you read it right!

We are looking for 2 hair models to be part of this first in India to have glow in the dark color!

If you think your up to it, or know someone who has the personality that would totally be up there alley please pass our details along. 

Need to be free mid January 2017

info@rodankersalons.com

How to have a perfect haircut every time!


Nope not going to tell you to come visit us however I will share a fool proof way that you can get the hair you want every visit. Firstly you have to realise that choosing a salon should be based solely on communication!

If your shopping for 4g connection you do it based on the quality of reception don’t you? 

I’m sure a lot of you reading this have had an experience or two that was based on what you thought was easy, you visited the salon, had reference photos and for whatever reason things just went wrong. 

Unicorn color



It’s safe to say that communication between you and the hairstylist is the ONLY way your going to discover beautiful hair each and every visit. It’s not about the number of salons has, the impressive ad in the newspaper, the fact that some salons try to do everything, it’s about the team that are actually doing your hair. 

We suggest a detailed sit down conversation between you and the hairstylist you want to do your hair, find out if it’s possible ( be warned if everything is “no problem or yes yes” chances are this is not the salon for you!!)

Do your research, google and best thing is to check out feedback on social media, chances are if it’s a half assed salon it won’t be that hard to find out!

  • We don’t do makeup or beauty because we are a HAIR SALON not a SALOON or PARLOUR. 

See you soon 😜

Treat your hair like you do your skin!

So before you read whatever you want into this let’s set aside some not so ground breaking facts. Doesn’t matter if your growing it or simply want good growth you need to have to plan for success in whatever you do. 

The basics of skin care is cleanse,tone & moisturise 

Obviously or maybe not so obviously, when your cleanse your hair you must condition ( which will close the cuticle ) or the internal moisture of the hair shaft will be liable to decrease causing breakage, split ends and color fading. Yes we heard the stories too that conditioner makes your hair fall out, but we had a little chuckle because it’s a myth!

Conditioner closes the cuticle and makes the outer surface of the hair smooth, reflecting light, protecting the structural integrity of the hair or in basic terms keeping it healthy. 

Steps to a healthy hair care regime


Shampoo

Choose a shampoo that looks after your problems, if it’s coloured the choose a shampoo to look after the color etc. Yes Sulfate free shampoo is always our preference as it is less harmful on the quality of the hair. We use and recommend Alfa Parf & Label M products. 

Conditioner 

You choose a conditioner based on the texture of your hair, regardless of the thickness all hair once it has been shampooed needs conditioning. If the conditioner your using makes it too limp your either using something too strong or possibly applying it on the wrong area, it’s for hair not scalp. 

Mask or a leave in conditioner

Now depending on the quality of your hair, you may need a mask which is typically more intense than a regular conditioner and again depending on condition but would be done once a week or fortnight at home. 

A leave in conditioner or a protein spray is or hair that is fine and limp, it replaces a typical conditioner and is used every time you shampoo. 

Serum, this is a leave in product and used when the cuticle is stubborn AF or your hair is always on the dry side. This is done in conjunction with everything else it doesn’t replace. 

So now you know what it takes to daily look after your hair, the more time you invest in getting the right products the less time and money you will need to spend in the salon. Make sure you trim regularly ( every 6-8 week ) regardlessly. 

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