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

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.

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!

10 things to do on Valentines Day for yourself

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

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

Hope this helps, now chill the hell out!

 

Tired of shopping?

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


We are the coolest 😜✌🏻

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!

Why we choose a ground floor for a salon

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

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

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

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

When your hair looks more like a Butt

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

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

 

What you expect entering the clubs this weekend

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

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

 

Call us on 011 41010011

 

What you actually look like

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

 

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

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

If you’re bald we are sorry 

Unless you have no hair then maybe it’s your hands that are rough 😱😂


If you are tired of hearing the same old insults about your current hair, it’s too flat, too dry, to faded, to damaged etc etc then it’s seriously time to change hair salons!

Your hair will thank you

Phone 011-41010011

Flasher on the loose

Gravity has set in and your hair is 100% white but you still want to have some fun with your hair?


Maybe it’s time for a little peek a boo color that can show people your personality rather than let them think you sit at home playing solitaire all day.

If you have seen John please call 011-41010011

Last seen exiting a salon in Dehi, John was seen running towards the airport after his not so creative cut was complete. We spoke to the alleged hairstylist who tells us he entered the salon in a fantastic mood, very chirpy in fact. “We spoke about many things and I gave him something fresh and suiting his face” the hairstylist said. Once the service was complete John informed the staff he looked stupid, ” I look like some homeless Uncle” he shouted. The entire salon plus passers by all said ” No sir you are looking too good!”


Convinced this entire process was a scam to ruin his love life, John paid the 300rp and left saying he was heading to Meherchand market to get it fixed!

When we asked the accused Hairstylist why he made him look like a human box he replied ” he said medium trim this is medium trim shape”

All we can say at this point is we hope he can be located so this box 📦 can be fixed.

Community spokesperson for the Association for Cuts that make me look like a cardboard box ( CTMMLLAB ) said that this was a bad shape for his beard, he must be ashamed however he was inticed into the salon by somewhat misleading advertising. 

We will keep you updated on John.

 

Bad Boy hair and what it looks like

Not everyone wants to be in a band, have a sleeve full of tattoos or drive a Harley Davidson ( well the last one isn’t true, who doesn’t want to drive a Harley!) Getting bad boy hair is not as hard as you think if you just don’t over think it!


Obviously the cut has to be done right but let’s just assume it was, styling bad boy hair is easy because it rely’s on typically one product, keep in mind guys don’t do complacated.

Texture is important and blunt cuts won’t work, having texture in your hair is 80% done in the cut and the rest is done in choice of product. Typically a matte paste is the perfect product on dry hair, never blow dry only use your fingers when drying followed by tee spoon in your hand rubbed together then place firmly over the entire head then shake and run!

Hair makeover

You would have almost done it, gone for something new something fresh but you just don’t know what it would look like right?


Chances are that if you have ever wanted to do something dramatic something has stopped you unless you are super convinced either in yourself or by your hairstylist.

We believe that it’s not about selling a style, it’s not about pushing our opinion, it’s about discussing options and eliminating options and finding out what it is that not only suits you but you can manage yourself. It’s one thing to want to look like xyz but your hair will never do it when you get home and you’re alone trying to get ready to go out.

We believe that a haircut has to feel right for you as well as suit you do it takes a lot of discussion to find out and it’s not just about cutting the hair, even after it is cut we need to make sure you know how to manage it daily.

So if you’re not getting this then it’s about time you visited us! 

5 butter naan 1 full plate baal ke saath table no. 5 pe lagao!!

When it takes as long to get breakfast as it does to grow your hair to the floor!


Even the dog has had enough and decided to sleep through this.

Imagine if you did everything you thought about in the same day, like literally idea’s to problems, investments made, had those discussions and the list goes on and on.  Life would literally be changing in front of you wouldn’t it?

The problem we all would be thinking right about now is that we don’t have time between work, travelling to and from work then plus family we are already in the negative with time everyday.  The reality is that you don’t make time, right you have heard that before I guess, well let’s just put things into perspective, this article was written at 2 traffic lights waiting for them to turn green!

It’s your choice if you want to get the most out of your life or if you want to make it all about excuses and not live to your full potential.

Thanks Jason for the translation

Tired of shopping?

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


We are the coolest 😜✌🏻

When you ask the wrong person for hair advice

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


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

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

Very badly

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.

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!

Your dog has better hair than you!

Your bad to the bone 🍖 


I’m bad Dog


Snoop Dog Dog


Eminem Dog


Bob Marley My name Dog


I like it long Cher Dog


I hate humidity Dog


If I had hair Kanye Dog


Wet wet wet Dog

Whatever your style Dogs we go you’re back. 

Phone us 01141010011 🐶 

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

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. 

The perfect Men’s cut this season 

Now you guys only even listen to 50% of what you hear so we are going to add more text here in the hope that by doing so you will actually read the bits that count. Ok?


Yes this is a very cool cut right? Yes right. However if your already packing a few extra kg’s then this could make your head look like an super sized happy meal at Mc D’s so be careful. 

Adding texture is the key to the look, it’s done it two parts, the cut then the styling and the perfect product is a Matt paste. 

Tip – trim it every 5-6 weeks, shampoo daily and use your hands only when blow drying as it needs to look natural 

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. 

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!✌🏻

Men’s haircuts gone wrong

You only have to step out of your house, you see it everywhere. Everyone is leaving the top longer yet only a few should actually be doing it!


Whilst cool and on point hair is just that it doesn’t always suit everyone.

This type of cut on a round face with a large forehead is wrong!

Ok so you heard it, doing this on the wrong face will add weight and make you look chubby, you don’t care and your a rule breaker!

Then you have to break it up and add texture, color or variation as the more solid it appears the bigger your head looks and you risk looking like a cartoon character. Sure no one will tell you, they will say cool Man it’s fine but in reality you will end up going back and deleting every single photo of you you can find. We are doing you a favour, a community service if you will. 

Read more about Face shapes

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!

When you were told it would fade

There are moments that a little fade is normal and expected, hair has the capacity at times to retain color if the condition is right and Maintainence is sorted. 


Then there are times when fading is not acceptable. Now with so many so called Beauty experts, beauty bloggers, mothers and grandmothers it’s hard to know who to listen too or who to trust and depending on who you ask or at what time as to the answer you get. 

We like to think of ourselves as experts and I guess studying for 4 years full time to call ourselves “Hairstylists” gives us the right to tell you what to believe. It’s not a gage of who knows best but if the color is meant to be done by hairstylists one would imagine that they know how it should be maintained? 

A few things to consider to prevent your color from fading 

  • The depth and longevity of your color is determined amoungst other factors varied on the condition and color your colouring over ( if it’s been bleeched white, you can not expect the hair to hold the same as natural hair for example )
  • Your shampoo has to change, SLS & Parabin free shampoo has been around for years, it’s not a fad nor are the benifits a myth. We use Alfa Parf which there range is SLS free
  • Never use OIL NEVER EVER! Coats your hair, heats up hair and causes it to become brittle and color will fade. 
  • Always condition!
  • Trim every 6-8 weeks
  • Don’t go over the ends every time (only when it needs it and that would be like once a year!)
  • Water quality & Chlorine from swimming plays a large part in it also so try to avoid hard water and pools or better still put it in a cap and use a little uv protection to help chemical absorbing. 

Got a problem with your color? Ask us anything we are happy to help. 

Give us a shout! 

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When your hair is just not right

The thought that a haircut or color is like picking up a loaf of bread on your way home is still a reality in some parts of the world, yes it’s sad but some people have not experienced hair they love. 


I guess for these people they can’t understand it simply because  they have not experienced it. Hair is a complex medium that requires understanding of movement and reactions, it’s learnt over years not weeks or months. 
We all know someone who has had a hair disaster and simply won’t leave the house, this is typical side effect of someone who shops on price alone and doesn’t really care about the end result. Well not until the end result looks more like a wig in a horror movie anyway. 

Pop the Champagne

A year ago we opened our flagship salon in Meherchand market this week!


Anyone who has been in business knows nothing comes easy and it has had its ups and downs but we have to say we are overwhelmed with the response. “Choosing a quieter market where parking is easy and the vibe is Art meets culture, it was a perfect fit for our brand” says Rod. We are an established brand but finally finding our home took some time.  

With two floors, both dedicated to JUST HAIR, its a true Hair Salon that specialises in hair! We continue to be the leaders in the Industry, delivering up to the minute trends, techniques and advice that makes sure that not only you love your hair, that the hair industry grows to one day be on par Internationally. 

Lots of things in the pipeline for the next 12 months which is scary & super exciting and can’t wait to share it all with our friends & clients so stay tuned says co founder Merrylin Boro. 

Go drop in and speak to the guys & gals and talk hair and have a coffee on us 

011-41010011

Haarn hum maahir hain 

There is always rules, then reality however since it’s become obvious now that some people only find out about us when they turn out looking like the Cookie Monster in seasame street and start googling. We want to give you a few suggestions on how to choose the right salon. 


Just because you want it doesn’t mean it’s the right thing for the look your after or your hair. We don’t do rebonding we do however do keratin and the reason for this is to keep the integrity of the hair intact. Rebonding is harsh and over time, continually blow dry and overlapping color the hair looks dry and becomes so fragile you will start wishing at some point you never did it.  

We put Quality Hair before getting a “sale” and are happy to say no to doing something that we do not think is the right thing to do for your hair. The reality is that just because other salons say yes to doing something, doesn’t mean it’s going to be the right thing to do. 

Hair is fragile and needs to be treated in a way that encourages health first then doing any chemical service to your hair will not destroy it. Some salons have recently started doing rebonding saying it’s keratin just to make sure it’s straight when in fact keratin will never make your hair straight. Find out the facts and do a bit of research before because once you have hair that’s destroyed it’s too late for miracles! lol 

Your pillow case could be ruining your hair?

In the search for every possible way to help you get the best hair known to mankind we wanted to shed some light on what your laying your head on at night!


A Silk pillow case is certainly going to reduce friction on your hair no matter what you get up to as well as reducing creases in your face when you wake up!

Perhaps the most obvious difference between polyester satin silk pillowcases and natural Charmeuse silk pillowcases is the cost. As a manmade fabric, polyester is easy to produce in large quantities from a relatively inexpensive source (Oil and recycled plastics) and as a result it’s generally cheap. Silk on the other hand is a luxury product and is very expensive to produce, since supply is limited and the process to harvest and spin silk is complex and labor intensive. This is one of the reasons the silk trade has more in common with precious metals and gem stones (such as being sold by weight) then other fabrics on the market.

Hopefully this article has helped to shed some light on this often asked question about the differences between silk and (polyester) satin silk pillowcases.  Also keep in mind you need to be washing your pillow cases at least 3 times a week!

Now you have the facts, why not treat yourself like a princess 👸🏼 

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

You cut too much off!

We have all been there, you went for a trim and the hairdresser but too much off right?


We believe that an indepth conversation about your hair that goes way beyond ” how much do you want off today?” Is the key to getting the perfect haircut. This is about finding out a lot more than just how much you want cut off, you might be having styling issues, you may be moving towards longer hair, change of season, have a lot of damage etc etc and there is always options and it’s never about us doing what we want. In fact it has nothing to do with us and everything to do with you. We use a dry cutting technique to work with natural movement and flow of hair which also ensures no surprises on length once it dries! It’s not just a simple process of cutting it dry, it’s a technical technique trained originating in a Japan that ensures wash and go ease. 

We suggest if your hairstylist is not paying enough attention before the cut then it may be time for a change.  

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. 

When your shoe collection is on fleek but your hair is outdated!

Recently someone we know was asked about his collection of runners, now in fairness this is not even 10% of his apparently in excess of 100 pairs ( all in perfect condition ) runners!


Proudly flaunting them, it’s his jam, maybe Jim jams but either way he loves them and happy for him. A little fitness on fleek obsessed but we love him so it’s ok. 

However, are you focusing on your footwear too much?

We all know someone that has an obsession and neglects other areas of there look, it’s about balance. 

You have a friend that has the coolest collection of shoes but the worst hair known to mankind?

Hey if this is you and your happy that’s perfectly fine, if your happy and your hair looks a little dodgy then give us a call. 

You can’t read a book once and know it all!

Education for everything is not about finishing school and boom you know it all, you finish school then it’s starts and you never ever finish!


Hairdressing is a continuos journey of education, new techniques, new products, improving yourself and the way you deliver. 

“When your green your growing when your ripe your rotten”

In other words when you think you know everything, is when you should stop because your dead! After 30 years doing what I do I don’t claim to know everything in fact I don’t. Hairdressers around the world spend a small fortune as do salon owners on building the skills, often traveling to all corners of the world to get it. 

Success doesn’t come from doing something once, then keep changing it, it comes from doing one thing over and over and improving it each time you do it. Hairdressing is an art that a lifetime of training would never be enough, when you get that success will follow. 

When it comes to us as humans it’s exactly the same. Day in day out improving and evolving to be a better person. Imagine if we still acted like we did when we were 14!? I guess there would be a lot of so called adults acting like spoilt brats screaming in bed till 2pm until they got their way!

Go out, get up and make it happen. It’s not a destination it’s a journey!!

Are you sleeping around?

We have all had those dreams ( well I keep telling myself it’s we not me 😳)  you have the perfect clear AF dream, so fresh so vivid it’s scary. You wake up in a cold sweat in complete darkness only to realize it was just a dream. 


The following morning you wake up feeling dirty, did you really just have your hair cut in your dream? You check in the mirror and nope it’s still there. 

But maybe your dream hair is just a phone call away?!

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!

So you have joined a Cult?

So you’ve joined a cult, you need to fit in ( we get it, not our thing but ok ) you are told your hair has to be exactly the same as the other 452963 members, shoulder blade, black all the one length and braided pony tail. 


But let’s just imagine for a moment your not in a bus 🚌 on the way to the private “farm” where you will all eat the same food, wear the same clothes and show the exact same personality. Wouldn’t it be nice to look & behave a little different or at the very least not have too?

What if you want to be brown, have some layers, maybe some bangs, maybe wear it out? Omg you could do so much it’s making us feel anxious, my head is going to explode, you could actually stand out. 

In case you didn’t get on that bus pick up the phone and call us on 011-41010011

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 

Money but no honey

In a world in which we all are born thinking we have the right to do or be anything we want and you do! Some things money just can’t buy but there are some things it can too!

There was a doctor, a great doctor, not the best doctor but he was good ok very good. He wasn’t so busy so he advertised offering half price operations, good operations, maybe the best, hard to say but they were good. 

Public perception was simple and in fact reality, his skills turns out we’re not the best, in fact not that good even a fair bit less than good sadly. His work needed to be discounted, after all it’s a 50/50 chance your going to get through his procedures, which is still better than the 100% without maybe. 

When it comes to hair, we believe to give you the best we can not cut corners or it’s only a matter of time before best goes to good then basic then basically no good!

We believe in providing great hair, for a set price that enables us to do it not only today but to be able to train and grow to do it not only next time but next year. Cheap hairdressing is just that and we want to be delivering quality not cheap. 

Don’t let Valentine’s Day explode on your face 

Doesn’t matter what you think about that day, considering it’s an American thing and not really part of any other culture I guess it’s ok to ignore it or is it?


Hell no guys!

It’s not ok to make no effort! I’m all for equality but there are some things that us guys should be doing for the woman in our life no matter what they say!

Opening doors to buying flowers regardless of Valentine’s Day or not but considering it’s only a day away let’s start with that day, may be cliche but well who cares. 

Time for you guys to get your A game on!

We got Passion in the bag not coupons

So much money so little passion in building brands or companies that makes you wonder if tomorrow they will be around?


Starting anything generally comes from an idea, sometimes a random one or worst because someone said there is good money in it. Chances are most things will make money but if that is your primary focus it’s never going to happen. Having been hairdressing almost 30 years I have been told by so many during this time, forget money focus on quality and money will come. For the most part salons around the world are owned and run by hairdressers that get it, they have fire in there belly and passion to be the best. 

When it comes to building a brand, you can’t just create a very functional PDF and think to yourself, cool that’s what our brand stand for and that’s what we will do. Reality is no one that is part of the brand will either believe you or give a shit, most intelligent people see your copy paste mentality it’s kind of lame!

Culture of a brand comes from the people and without passion in the culture your just another salon doing the same old thing. Value isn’t about money, brand isn’t about me too, brand building is about passion and being the best version of you possible.  

Don’t get it, come see us and feel the difference up close because we are loving it?

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!

Hair is Art

I see hair like it’s a blank canvas, almost the same way I guess as a sculptor would view a piece of marble, rock or wood with endless possibilities. 

The future of each piece we create is living walking around for a month, then it is redone, re created, refreshed into a new vision breathing fresh air into the art again. Maybe it’s completely new, maybe it’s just a refresh from the previous creation but always art. 

You want it rough?

You say you want it rough but you really want it more like a slow dance. 


The buzz word on everyone’s vocabulary lately is “texture” from designers, hairstylists to photographers but the word itself lends itself to leaving the hair like you just had a three hour romp in the gutter compared to what in fact texture should look like. 


Yes this is texture, a frizzy curl texture. 


This is a messy upstyle, again messy and wispy like it’s wind blown. 


This is texture but it’s a smooth loose wavy texture. 


This is texture, more like haven’t done anything to it texture and sadly when some hairstylist think texture this is what they do. Texture is basically hair that is not solid, so if your creating a mood board or think your the next big thing in hair understand the various textures and describe them as you imagine. 

Perfect products to create a variety of texture

Label m sea salt spray

Matt paste by label m

But remember not to over do it with product or teasing or it will look like a dogs breakfast. 

Feed your feed

Your personality is your gold and shows the world who you are and your true self. In a world that craves an outlet as much as we do attention we have to go out of our way to express how we feel. 


It’s not about selfies but it’s ok if it is, it’s about doing whatever you want. Doesn’t matter if your a hairdresser showcasing your work, a avid traveller showing the places you have visited or just someone who likes taking photos it’s about personality. 
Show your individuality and have fun!

I can see your underwear, move along

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

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

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

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

 

Should I spit or swallow?

If your like most people every now and then you get dished up something and put it in your mouth, slowly roll it around thinking I really don’t want this but it almost feels too late to just spit it out! It could have been at a relatives house for dinner or after a night swiping right on tinder. 

Getting your hair done should never leave a bad taste in your mouth, or leaving the salon thinking wtf did I do in my life to deserve this. The best advice we have is simply spit it out, if your asking the question then it’s kind of obvious you should spit right?

Don’t be lame and choose awesome, choose to take all the hair goodness we have to offer. 

Meherchand Market & Noida sector 50

We are referring to getting a head full of awesome hair

 

Still not feeling 2017?

A lot of people peak there motivation for 12 months between 12.01am on the 1st January to about lunchtime on 2nd then go back into the same habbits both mentally as well as physically. Different people say different things about how long it takes to create intention into a habit and reform behavior but I guess we are all human and it’s easy to just think F#%* it whatever. 

If your feeling like crap,be it your stupid boss, your crappy boyfriend or girlfriend or just simply aren’t feeling it then a visit to the salon for a little makeover and a change may be just the answer. 


If your bed has two sides we suggest you push it up against the wall so youbonoy get out of the right side and keep your salon visits to every 6 weeks that way your setting yourself up for success!


See you in the salon soon!

Is your hair being deep fried like a samosa?

We get asked a fair bit about why some stylist pull the hair so much when blow drying, as well as the more serious one ” why is there smoke coming off my head?”


Either of these create not only split ends but also melt & destroy your hair. There is a few things to look at to help you understand why it’s important you stop doing the unthinkable to your hair. 

Signs that you need to change salons 

If the brushes they use are all melted and the plastic is literally not there, it should be clean and the bristles in tact, like this brush that is used daily in our salon for the last 6 months!


If they melt the brush guess what? Your hair is going to be fried!


Combing out your hair shouldn’t hurt, always start from the bottom and work your way up. Firstly a little serum or leave in conditioner to make sure there is lubrication. 

If it’s pulling, chances are hair is being pulled out!

Smoke coming from your head like  it’s on fire? 

I would think this is kind of obvious, yet it still happens in 2016. Girls this is NOT NORMAL. The only time you could possibly has a slight smokey reside “burn off” is when your doing a keratin treatment but it’s very very slight. If your hair has a coating of oil ( read below why oiling is a complete no no!) then the resedue or build up is most likely taking the temperature of your hair to burning point!

“Oil residue plus heat creates higher temperatures than hair can withstand causing unrepairable damage”

They tell you you need to do a weekly ” hair spa” screams Rip off to me! 

We know the salon business and the tricks that go on with the idea the consumer doesn’t know or won’t care however the concept of “hair spa” and the entire industry pushing it harder than the Trump vote the night before elections is kind of insulting. If your hair is that damaged the only two options you have are cutting it off or Olaplex to repair the internal structure.  We have a linseed treatment that strengthens the cuticle and adds moisture to assist in no further damage. 

If they put you under heat or steam, this causes stress on the cuticle and swells it so for a few days it feels smooth! 

So there is a lot more to hair and choosing a salon than the attractive rate card, it’s about education and training. 


OMG its a Hair Salon

Every day we were hearing you say, you should be closer to my house, why don’t you open in a more central location and of course the odd even scenario was driving everyone crazy ( but only every second day ).

In the most art centric market in Delhi, Meherchand Market we have opened our flagship salon, set on two floors in 1100 sq feet it is a visual canvas that defines both what we do and who we are. Clean, uncluttered and non pretentious ( well when its closed anyway ). As the flagship Salon In India, we decided to be possibly the only Salon that just focuses on Hair, no manicure, no pedicure like our other Salons just hair. OMG its a Hair Salon!

Yes 100% of our time and focus is hair, which makes us be the best in what we do without distraction. Like our other salons we use Alfa Parf & Label M which are the best products for hair, may not be the most advertised or endorsed by Bollywood but they work on hair better than other product so I guess that’s  what counts.

Exciting new Braid bar opens this weekend, which means Friday and Saturday nights could not get easier to get a quick on trend braid which keeps you cool in the peak of summer has never been easier! Possibly the coolest looks right now be it box braids or a simply one strand braid we can do it! Open on Friday and Saturday afternoons because who goes out on a weekday anyway!

Come see us we are open 7 days a week, only Sunday we open a little later and close a little early because we know our team need to let there hair down!

 

117 Meherchand Market

Beside Altitude Store

011 410 100 11

or email us on hey@rodankersalons.com