Reasons to not tell your hairstylist what to do!

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

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


The main reason why this won’t work is because you won’t be happy until we cut that one piece shorter or leave that one section out etc etc. We know hair better than you or you would be cutting it yourself, we know there are some salons that just have no idea and give you chest pain by simply being in the same street as them, we know we do!

That’s not us, if you would feel more comfortable to come in and chat about your hair before your appointment ( a day before or a week before ) please do that because we have a structure and system to follow and by swapping and changing 15-20 times through the cut is never going to make you happy!  Now on another note, please understand that your version of brown and your next door neighbours version of brown is different, due to life filters we all have a different version of things so before we color we always make sure that we are on the same page in terms of color words, do we pull the color chart out…some times but rarely as a lot of people think the swatch they choose is the color we go and select and it is so far from that its not funny!

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

Would you buy cheap or discounted protection?

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.  

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

Hairdressing can not be a pie graph 

Information is always part of the story, heart and passion can not be put into a graph and whilst your teacher loved to offer you examples in a pie graph or apples it will never ever be a real picture if your not doing it for the right reasons. 


We have seen pie graphs, that look like a cheap undercooked apple pie, a PDF that has more information in it than a arms treaty but still am yet to see actually passion for this craft. 

Maybe because the people doing it are in a race? Fastest, biggest, most this most that, not really sure what the motivation is to be in it other than to cash out who knows. 

Well we are not a bakery, we don’t bake pies, although if we did they would be colourful and you wouldn’t need to cover them in ketchup in order to eat them. But we don’t.  We do hair, our business is hair, our focus is hair, our education is hair and our drive is to be the best. 

Just amazing hair!

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. 

Information is only part of the dish

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


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

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

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

It all fits together like a jig saw puzzle

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

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

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

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

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


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

How to change your look without getting your haircut

You have pulled out everything in your cupboard to find something different and your on fleek but your hair looks the same as it always does?!


Nothing could get more boring than looking the same day in day out, week after week after week, year after year 😴

It’s relatively easy to change someone’s look in a few minutes with just a change of mindset, a few options and maybe a few products. Here is a few ideas depending on where your hair is at to think about and try this weekend. 

  • If you are wearing it straight why not try curls? Beach waves are in and super easy to do!
  • The “Hun” half up half down perfect for summer or a quick change of look. 
  • High pony tail? 
  • Braided, if it’s long enough pull it down low and braid the ends then pull it out a little messy. 
  • Sleek it back smooth into a low pony tail, strong and sleek. All you need is a little gel and a hair tie. 
  • Bed hair, try s little dry shampoo if it needs washing upside down and a little flick up.  

So there is really no excuses why your hair is the same all the time.  Sure getting it cut or coloured is an option also but these you can do yourself at home to give yourself a fresh look. 

What haircut is best for your bunny ears!

You all have taken a photo of someone into your hairdresser and said ” make me look like this” don’t deny it!

What you have to remember is your face shape, features are always different and all these elements need to be taken into consideration when trying to copy and paste your new look!

Always go to a professional salon!

299 Everything on the menu!


We all want a bargain, we want to walk away thinking we got something cheaper than it’s worth, regardless if we do t need it, regardless of quality. Sadly there are some who literally don’t care if they need it or not but just want it because it’s cheap or free!

Well we don’t do discounts, we don’t do deals, packages, red light specials, promo and we also don’t try and sell you our entire menu just so we can create an even increase in our company  sales meeting PDF. 

We specialise in both color correction as well as cutting correction and we see a lot ( like a LOT) of people who come with hair that has been given treatments/services they simply didn’t need. When we take the time to talk to them the majority already know they didn’t need it and in fact it would have been cheaper if they came to us in the first place as we don’t mind saying ” you don’t need that done”. Instilled in our Culture is if someone is better off with something than without it, then tell them.  If they don’t need it, tell them. If it’s bad for the hair, tell them. Honesty build trust, builds loyalty and above all build a long term trust and friendship with beautiful hair and that’s our only purpose!

So before you order everything just because it’s cheap or a “deal” the best thing you could do would be find out if you even need it first. It’s not cheap if it A. Ruins your hair B. You don’t need it. 

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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!

Would you buy cheap or discounted protection?

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


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

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

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

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

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

We use and recommend Alfa Parf products