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

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

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

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

What is it?

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

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

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

Will you still need to blow dry it?

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

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

So who does dry cutting technique in India?

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

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

Give us a call 01141010011

How to grow healthy hair!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dont waste money filling your wardrobe get a haircut!

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If you love your friends, come get a blow out before heading out!

The weekend comes around far too quick and it’s here again so what does that mean?

If you love your mates, then come get a blow out so when they are holding your hair back they won’t feel so disgusted 😆

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When all you talk about is size!

Every single day, advertising use the terms, Biggest, fastest, certain number of outlets etc etc but have you ever wondered how this makes any difference to you?

Isn’t it better just to be the best rather than the fastest, cheapest or biggest?

We will grow but we will always maintain our vision and quality and that is by far the most important thing!

India’s coolest place to get your hair done

Now not blowing our own trumpet well I suppose we kind of are but we have to say judging by the cool people we know, it seems to be the trend that this salon is it!


So guys if your looking for a new haircut or just plain sick of the hair you have then it’s time to give us a call!!

We are in Meherchand market and parking is easy!

Open Sundays 11-6

011-41010011

Rod Anker Salons review

We get asked if it is just Rod doing hair, the answer is no. We have a team of stylists that all do hair, but keep in mind we do hair, we only do hair we are not a parlor, a beauty salon and not a place in mid west America serving beer by the bucket ( that’s a Saloon 😂 )


We have two floors in the centre of Meherchand market, beside Altitude Cafe.

If you haven’t experienced the fresh approach to hair and tired of the same old hair then it’s about time you came and visited us!
You can shout out to us on social media email or the old school way

Phone number 011-41010011

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The latest Color technique is landed, Color Blur and its Hot AF

You all like something new right and you’re probly bored of having boring bland hair? Well if you’re not then maybe now we have mentioned it you will be.


Color blur is a technique of merging multiple colors together to shine on the curls to bring it to life. It’s fresh, it’s current and it is hot!

Now how do you get it and how is it done is our thing and so you don’t end up trying to DIY we will stop right here as this is a process only for the pro’s but let’s just all agree that this hair color is not only Instagram ready it’s possibly going to give your friends major hair envy!
Book your appointment now

011-41010011

Guys, choose your haircut carefully!

You may be one of those people who searches on line for the prefect next look and you finally find it and no one on planet earth is going to convince you its not right because you want it!

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The reality is that there are times when no matter how much you want it, its just not the right cut for you. Your face shape, head shape and body type is one of the first things you have to take into consideration and whilst the photo above should be an obvious thing for you to realise that with a neck that is long a haircut like this is not ideal!

Thats the reason it is best to go to a salon that knows the difference!

 

Call us on 011 410  10011

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!

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

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


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

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

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

 

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

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

Take a look inside Rod Anker Salons in Meherchand market

We get asked if it is just Rod doing hair, the answer is no. We have a team of stylists that all do hair, but keep in mind we do hair, we only do hair we are not a parlor, a beauty salon and not a place in mid west America serving beer by the bucket ( that’s a Saloon 😂 )


We have two floors in the centre of Meherchand market, beside Altitude Cafe.

If you haven’t experienced the fresh approach to hair and tired of the same old hair then it’s about time you came and visited us!
You can shout out to us on social media email or the old school way

Phone number 011-41010011

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Rod Anker celebrates 10 Years in Incredible India

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

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

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

 

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

It might be a cool haircut, but not on you

You may be one of those people who searches on line for the prefect next look and you finally find it and no one on planet earth is going to convince you its not right because you want it!

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The reality is that there are times when no matter how much you want it, its just not the right cut for you. Your face shape, head shape and body type is one of the first things you have to take into consideration and whilst the photo above should be an obvious thing for you to realise that with a neck that is long a haircut like this is not ideal!

Thats the reason it is best to go to a salon that knows the difference!

 

Call us on 011 410  10011

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

How much hair fall is normal

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

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

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

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

Can you stop hair fall? NO not completely

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

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

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

Be thankful

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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 find love

We like to think we know a lot about, well most things but we don’t like to keep to ourselves after all if we did that then you wouldn’t know how much we know right? Put your tea down Shirley, listen up!

We know you have been looking for that sweet spot, that one little place that’s going to bring you more happiness than any other! It’s actually not hard to find once you know about it, you may kick yourself you didn’t know earlier but well your reading this so you found us. You don’t have to wait to get comfortable with us to tell us how to reach that sweet spot because we will actually ask lots of question to make sure we get it right the first time!


Call us ‭011-41010011‬

Concealer won’t hide your BS

We all have one of those friends or seen a commercial that claims if you use a certain product or use their product your life will be complete. We are the best, this product is unique etc etc 💤


Or your friend has verbal diarrhoea that clearly doesn’t remember the stories they told you 3 min back that contradicts the current story.

Well we don’t tell you 💩 in fact we have been told we are too honest, we spend a lot of time writing this nonsense to make sure you get it. No your life won’t be complete if you come to us, you will have better hair for sure, may or may not be able to fix a total mess but we will give you a plan too!

Something isn’t adding up

You can be searching on Tinder or looking for a hair salon chances are one or both have oversold themselves. Could be the Brad Pitt profile picture that gave it away or the fact that the headline said “ Best Deals”


Then when you’re sitting in a dodgy bar ordering watered down local wine wondering how you got there or walking out of the salon with Hair more fried than a KFC family pack. It’s only when things go wrong we all can look back and say you must have been stupid to believe it in the first place.

Do your research, check on line, check off line and understand if it’s too good to be true, chances are it’s not real.

When your hair is your outfit

Wear it with pride they said, long hair is sexy they said, short hair is not feminine they said.


What rubbish, they also didn’t tell you if you’re sitting on the potty your hair will end up falling in it, or when you do a hair flip it will possible suffocate the person behind you in the que did they.

Long hair can be sexy, short hair can be sexy it all depends on how you wear it and with your wearing it with the right attitude. You don’t have to fit in to look beautiful or sexy it’s an attitude and the way you carry yourself.

Why you need to choose the right Salon

Let’s be honest, life is about managing expectations from the moment you can remember what you think should happen and what actually happened is usually very different. Just think, a night out recently did it go the way you intended? Does your partner show you the same attention or affection? You go to the gym for a few months and expect to be ready for a marathon? It’s all relevant.


Now heading to the salon is not so different, you may be going because you look like a drowned rat, the color may need freshening up or you may be just a little flat and need a pick me up.  Whatever the reason it’s important that the hairdresser you go to can understand what it is you need. Will you know? Possibly not and that’s why a well trained hairstylist is part hairstylist and part therapist.

I think it’s important to know that it’s normal to have expectations and whilst some are achievable done are so far fetched as those luxury Instagram Travel posts.
Visit us and let us burst your bubble but let you leave with hot hair you love!

📞 ‭011-41010011‬

Don’t bite off the hand that feeds you

Too many times we get a good thing and we don’t appreciate it, or do when it’s too late, after it’s gone!


We push it, want more, expect more and take for granted that thing will always be there. Well guess what it won’t be! Could be you forget who picks up after you until they stop doing it, your loved one who stops kissing you goodbye or your husband who never says thanks. The list is endless! Appreciate people, situations, diversity and opinion you only get one life!

If you’re wondering how this relates to hair, we get a lot of people who do every chemical treatment known to mankind done, wait till their hair is past repair then expect somewhat a miracle. Yes we are here and at times the last line of defence but you have to ask yourself, do you really need that service? Is it really worth the damage it may do? Do the pro’s outweigh the con’s and if they do they by all means go ahead. Your hair is made up of dead keratin and once the damage is done and you have crossed the line, there is not a lot that can be done other than cutting off the most damaged hair. Sure you want to keep it long possibly but if it looks like a wet rag, taking some off is the only option.

We may just well be the only hair salon in India that will not do something if it isn’t in your hair’s best interest no matter how much money you have or how many ways you ask, if it’s going to ruin your hair then then answer is no!

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

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


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

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

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

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

What it takes to get pretty boy hair

So you want to move away from being a F%# boy to a pretty boy and you have gathered all your predictable labels from the usual places and your wardrobe is set. But there is this undercut that is making you look 👀 a little more local than you want and you can’t afford to risk another swipe left!


It’s time to get an overhaul on your head! Styling your hair will be the difference between looking try hard or looking good and the right product and using it the right way is what we will show you.

A matte paste will be good but not give you too much hold, there are some tricks and easy things you can do to create curl or movement so when you’re ready give us a call and get your hair looking “pretty” cool

How to get the perfect grey hair color!

For guys it’s a very common request, George Clooney’s grey hair and from the ladies it’s either just remove the black color I want to go natural or I want ash grey hair. So what the hell is the right info and what do you need to do?

We sat Rod down handed him a coffee and asked him.

This is what he told us

For guys the reality is if you want the color like George Clooney you have to wait, pray and see if it happens naturally coloring it like this won’t happen ever! You can get an overall grey but will be every strand of hair the same color not a natural effect.

For the girls, firstly you can not use a special product and remove the coloured hair from your head, leaving it natural again once it’s coloured it’s coloured. Only solution is bleaching it however that doesn’t make it natural it only makes it all bleached and besides that may not get the desired level if it’s got multiple layers of color.

Want coloured ash grey hair? This can be done but takes time & money to do it right and maintain it. If your hair has color in it, you will struggle to remove it and you may end up with a brassy result that needs more work to remove but possible.
For more visit our Salon and talk with the team on your exact color dream!

How to get Sundays right

Like seriously do you know anyone who likes getting out of bed on a Sunday? Seriously?


If you woke up feeling like 👆🏼 looks then pick up the phone and call this number ‭011-41010011‬

We are open Sundays 11-6 to make sure that when Monday comes around you don’t scare the hell out of everyone turning up to work like this!

When your mouth says lead singer but your hair says Chartered Accountant 

Let’s be honest most guys are lazy and we are fantastic at lip service but lack a lot on the follow through.


It’s like you tell everyone you take no prisoners and your the fizz but reality is your more fizzle and most likely sit at home on a Friday doing crosswords than out painting the town red ( although good for you If your a crossword buff 🙊 )

It’s a problem when your haircut says Chartered Accountant but your mouth says lead singer in a rock band 😳. There are more than two options, because you think that there is either a side part or an undercut is the first of your woes, then you have those of who can’t decide end up doing both and shaving a line to cover all bases.

A gentle reminder to all men who do not with to look like either Mr Bean or Mr Potato head pls visit Rod Anker Salons ‭011-41010011‬

Rod Anker judges for Pantene & Vogue 

Pantene were on the search for the countries strongest hair for a get together with Priyanka Chopra and who else but our own main main Rod to help find the right heads of hair!


From Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai the finalists are now selected. There was vast variation in hair quality throughout the country but if I could offer everyone the same advice is regular trims every 6-8 weeks says Rod.


This removes any split ends that are appearing and will help you maintain length and condition.

Hair is our focus

It’s not rocket science that when you concentrate on one thing, you get good at it compared to trying to be the best at everything and end up being average. We do hair, everything to do with it and it’s all we do, we are known for it and we are fairly good at it let’s just say that much.

Hair at Maison Margiela SS18 Paris

So if you want a hairstylist & Salon that focuses on your hair then you have landed on the right site, problem is you need to get your head into our salon.

Call ‭011-41010011‬

Look forward to seeing you soon 😜

Color Blur is going to give your girlfriends major hair envy! 

You all like something new right and you’re probly bored of having boring bland hair? Well if you’re not then maybe now we have mentioned it you will be.


Color blur is a technique of merging multiple colors together to shine on the curls to bring it to life. It’s fresh, it’s current and it is hot!

Now how do you get it and how is it done is our thing and so you don’t end up trying to DIY we will stop right here as this is a process only for the pro’s but let’s just all agree that this hair color is not only Instagram ready it’s possibly going to give your friends major hair envy!
Book your appointment now

011-41010011

Looking for a Men’s hairdresser? 

There are options for almost everything and yet searching on line it can be like finding a needle in a haystack. The only upside being that us guys get our hair done every few weeks, but unless you are ready for a constant repair & fix you may never have the hair you deserve.


If your looking for a salon that knows what they are doing and has the trained team to deliver then congrats you found us. We don’t do a little this and that, we specialise in hair!

Phone 📱 011-41010011

Hey little man it’s my hair! 

Well can’t really say we are impartial when it comes to hair, we like different because well that’s what we do, we have seen all kinds of hair and a lot looks the same after some point. What does excite us is when someone is so sure of who they are that no matter what someone will say they will do whatever they want.


It’s true some guys like to push there opinion on some woman and tell them what they like, as if it’s there right or something not sure. We say it’s your body do whatever makes you happy, if you want green hair then it’s green hair you must have, you want it short then cut it short.

Life is far too short to be trying to keep everyone else happy when at the end of the day the only person that really matters is you, if you make you happy you can make others happy but you have to be happy first.

10 times when getting it cheap is not the best idea 

First of all we focus on cutting hair, not coupons and we spend all of our free time training on becoming better at what we do. It’s no secret that we all like a bargain in fact for some it’s a sport, a way of life. For some things you can afford to be frugal and some things you just can not.


Now we are not saying be stupid or careless with your money because that would be silly, we are saying there is a time and place for everything.

For example if your buying a certain product, same brand & model then you can call around and get various prices but if your buying a service or skill you can not compare prices ever!

Let’s take a mens haircut which you could possible get for 30-40rp underneath the local tree 🌲 now you can spend this or if you had some extra cash you could end up spending 5-6,000rp with the difference being the end result, the finish, the ambience and the overall experience. Now if you’re buying Parle G biscuits and you buy them under a tree for 10rp or from a shop at 40rp then this makes no difference ( as long as storage and use by date is in order ) so this is a time you can bargain until you’re happy.

A service based product varies so much from place to place and by service we don’t mean just simply a nice looking place, it’s about having the right skills set to be able to deliver the promised service. So this can hardly be a sit at home on the phone calling around to get the cheapest price before booking yourself in. If this is your way of looking for the place to go It is not the smartest way to find quality at all.

Times you should not bargain

  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Plastic surgeon
  • Hairstylist 
  • Crematorium 
  • Buying medicine
  • Buying petrol
  • Defense attorney 
  • Laser hair removal
  • Tattoo parlour

So if you want the best try searching for the best rather than searching discount and you may be surprised that instead of having to spend twice as much to get something done then you will get it done right the first time, saving you both time and money.

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

We serve blueberry pancakes

Hump day is meant to be the hardest day of the week and once you get past it, it’s meant to get easier right?


I don’t know about you all but honestly I just want to Netflix, chill and pancake my way through this one!

If you’re having a crappy week come spend some time with us, no we don’t have pancakes, no we don’t have Netflix but we do have scissors and that could be fun 😜

Sorry the headline is balls we do have awesome coffee not your instant crap. Awesome hair good music and coffee

How many fingers do you use?

The moment you wake up you’re texting your friends, boss etc you’re on Facebook busy tagging your friends in funny AF memes like no generation has ever before.


It’s a fact that majority use two or 3 fingers only to text and can almost doing without looking. In the early 90’s workplaces around the world went into a frenzy with court cases of repetitive strain injury from a sudden influx of typing and now today typing is not only essential for work it is a form of communication for life.

From ordering food on line, booking a cab, inviting friends over or biking a flight you will surely be typing.

Physiotherapist’s recommended you use a soft round item to squeeze to elevate the muscle tension or build up or lactic acid.

Now you have a purpose to squeeze those bundles of fun

Fresh AF

There is so much going on in all our lives it’s honestly hard to keep up, boo sits down for a coffee date and barely gets eye contact looking at each other’s phones. We want to be connected so 1 hour off line causes some to get anxious. Work demands a 22 hour day as no one gives a toss about what is realistic, we all have an agenda, we all have selfish self serving addictions.

Fig & Maple

Yet no matter what we always make Sundays our day, sure there may be a bit of work thrown in but it’s always about being our day.

What habits are you feeding are they positive or negative?

Why choosing a salon that’s connected and active online is important 

Everyone has their own thoughts with social media or being active on it and why or if it’s even important. We think it’s one of the main key aspects you should all be looking for in your salon because I guess it only makes sense if your after new, fresh and current that that are new fresh and current.  If they are a little slow online we can only imagine what could happen on one of their chairs 🙊

So I guess the thing you need to ask yourself is, the salon you choose is it current or still living in the old school ways?

If you’re after the best in hair then it only makes sense that is by people who are up to date with the current, check out which salon is online and which ones are not then get yourself into the current one.
See you soon 😜

What is your hair saying about you?

It’s not a new theory in fact it’s the same as your wardrobe, dress for success they said but no one made a fuss about your hair. In fact most people neglect to put the same effort into their hair as they do their clothes.


When you are making such an effort to send all the right signals with beautifully fitted clothes, the right colors, the perfect shoes, most up to date look yet by the time you get to your hair it’s almost like you ran out of time & money or at the very least stop bothering to see it through.

When your dressing head to toe remember the stuff on your head! It’s the one thing that you wear daily and can’t quickly change in the washroom of the club. Get hair that suits you, says what you want it to say and that works for you.

Call 011-41010011

A home like Tarzan

Work and personal life has always been a struggle and we read all about balance but it’s about blurring the lines more than balancing we think. If you love what you do then it doesn’t feel like work right?


Now if it doesn’t feel like work and doesn’t look like work,chances are it will be the most positive space to be in ever!

This is how your home/  office should be to produce extra oxygen on turn filling up your space with “brain juice” that inspires and relaxes!

Simple on purpose 

Uncluttered and not overdone has more impact than trying to do a little this and that, at least we believe that.


Many people end up with a miss match of this and that and before you know it, your hair is a dogs breakfast. Remember the one easy fact, the more you do, the more it looks like you have done aka the more it can look forced.

We believe in keeping it simple.

Using fruit and vegetables the right way 

It’s not uncommon for us to be asked which food we should eat to make your hair grow faster, look healthier, shine etc etc and some so called experts will give you the most random new ” power fruit ” to make you rush off and buy it by the kilo.


The reality behind healthy hair is a balanced diet with the right amount of each food group. Sounds too easy though so it mustn’t be totally accurate there must be something else. Nope it’s really that simple, if your skipping one of the food groups because your a vegetarian then dose up of the loss with other fruits or vegetables 🥒 or nuts from the other groups!

Healthy hair can not be bought it happens when you are conscious about it, visit the salon frequently and don’t do things that endanger your hair health!

Looking for free hair advice

Information is easy to get but getting the right advice is not always the easiest especially now more than ever with brands so eager to dominate.


We are a multi branded salon that value’s facts and don’t rely on being incentivised rather finding the right solution for that particular head of hair. Now advice is free and always will be so don’t be scared to ask, consultations are something easy that you can do obligation free and no cost. A great way to see if you’re in safe hands with your hair right?

We won’t be naked or at the beach but will have coffee for you

Call us on 011-41010011

It’s only about you and your color

Imagine you want your color done, maybe not pink but maybe also but just imagine your looking for a place to get it done. You want the best, you want a salon that is brilliant at colouring hair right?


You’re not looking for a one stop solution are you?

I think not, well we ONLY do hair, so it’s kind of obvious that when you are only doing one thing that one thing should be the best and that’s what we are about. It’s a choice as a brand that we made, we wanted to be known for being the best so that’s what we are!

If you are searching for a brilliant hair color then pick up the phone and get yourself in!

Phone 📱 011-41010011

Some hair facts 

With information so accessible it’s still a global mystery who some people still think some of these things work. We’re going to focus on washing your hair, rather than bombard you with all the right information in one go ok!


Some people say the more you wash it the more it falls out?

Absolutely false, nonsense and completely opposite in fact if you don’t wash your hair/scalp enough it can cause hair loss. 100% safe to shampoo daily.

I use an anti dandruff shampoo and if I try to stop using it my scalp becomes so dry why?

Easy, most so called dandruff shampoo is so full of harsh detergents that your scalp is over cleansed, removed from everything so the moment you stop and change shampoo your body which has been working faster to produce oil to combat the drying effects from the shampoo not almost overnight the dryness returns.  Kind of like a natural marketing trick to keep you hooked. Stop using it and for 2 weeks wash it daily and it will get better and your body will Adjust.

Natural oils good or bad?

Ok so this one we have heard it all, your body produces oil, sebum oil ( it’s not coconut or almond oil not olive oil ) now this is for no other reason than to create the right ph on your scalp,the perfect combination of oil ( sebaceous oil ) and water (perspiration). Is it good to have overly oily hair? NO Should you not wash it to get the oils to protect the hair? NO. The scalp needs daily shampooing especially in areas the temperature doesn’t go below 25-30 almost all year.

Oil attracts dust and dirt and it gets stuck to it, then the heat it becomes bacteria and now you have a itchy scalp. Most people who get an itchy scalp could be cured if they washed daily with the right shampoo but yet happy to keep scratching because either their mum or a blogger decided to promote their mothers ideas vs actual facts.

If you want a healthy scalp you need to know what is myth and what is real!

South Delhi Aunties please read 

We have spoken about it until we ran out of breathe, yet a lot of you have a “in one ear out the other” way of listening so we thought sooner or later it may stick but we should keep trying. Maybe we should just simply say your hair that big makes you look fat or your hair looks aweful but we decided not too name names.


Your face shape determines if full hair or “bounce” should be worn. Just because you life south of the city centre doesn’t mean you should be constantly kissing the air, have hair bigger than your farmhouse or be wearing it like a wig you bought at the export market.

For goodness sake people if you want saving fromlooking back at your perfectly hastaged photos and not wanting to barf up last nights dinner call us now I’m serious!

Help line open today 11-6

011-41010011

When your hair looks like burnt toast

Sometimes seeing a hair promotion or a sale at your favourite clothing store you end up buying something you simply don’t need, you’re human after all and 50% off just sounds so good. It’s been a hard week and somehow made you feel better right?

Wrong!

Hair is not a skirt you won’t wear and can hang it up safely and no think about again until you clean out your wardrobe, you will wake up one morning and realise you should not have done what you have done and most likely didn’t need to do it either!


What can you do after it’s ruined? Well not a lot but depending on how bad it is, there are treatments which help for sure but the only real way to remove split ends is by cutting them off and that is a fact!

Trust the one that says no, you can not push or sell services in a hair salon as much as you can push and sell drugs in a hospital. If you need it then it’s there, if you don’t you don’t. Sometimes it may be what you think you want but in fact be the worst thing you could do.

Trust professional salons only

What happens on holidays stays on holidays 

So you jumped through all the hoops, visa’s, tickets accommodation, time off work, getting the house and car sorted etc etc now it’s time to pack. By this point you could not be bothered but obviously you need to or you will be wearing the clothes your wearing the entire time or have to deal with the climate change and suffer!


Your hair should only need the basics and if your on holiday then your hair should look like it and you shouldn’t be searching salons to be getting your blow out, your on holidays! So here are the essentials you need to pack

  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Wide tooth comb
  • Leave in serum
  • Hair scrunchie and hair elastics.
  • Dry shampoo if your camping
  • Travel hairdryer.

Now all your wet products put the lids on and tape the lids closed. Place in a zip lock bag then inside a plastic bag and tie it up, no one wants that all over your clothes.

Remember what happens in a different zip code stays in that zip code, enjoy!

When you had a full head of hair

We all have selected memories and when we are 3-4 whatever our hair looks like we will hold onto that forever and tell people that’s what our hair is, be it black, curly, blonde or thick you will always have this hair as your baseline.


Sorry but this is not an indication of your hair, up too 14-18yrs old your hair is still changing however after that would possibly be more realistic than early. Some ( a large portion ) of children are born with thin hair, which will thicken up over the first 12-18 months it may start out curly and shortly after its cut go straight this is normal.

So sitting in the chair when your 40 saying I don’t know what happened I used to have curly hair ( when you were 3 ) is not a realistic comment.

Texture, density & color changes over time this is normal and is from many factors and 99.9% are out of your control.

Positive life

We are as much to blame for getting down to talking about work we thought it good to talk about goals and life. From all the people we have met, all the famous people, successful people, beautiful humans it’s clear that the people who stand out have one thing in common!


Belief in themselves, after all if you don’t believe in you who will.  Everyone on the planet is born with the same things, it’s what you do with it and what outlook on life you have that defines you.

How to grow out your black hair color

Bring the most commonly used colors, black or even dark brown is possibly the hardest to get out of your hair. If you have white hair the variation between the two colors makes the contrast even more difficult to hide or disguise.

To go cold turkey and simply not color it and let it grow out will not only leave you looking like your 10-15 years older than you are so that’s simply not an option unless you plan on moving to a remote location for the next 6-12 months.


Here is how you do it, we call it the reverse fade in and it makes the transition east and liveable so relax there is help.

Firstly you need to understand that a blanket ( total ) coverage needs to be Brocken up and you need to start getting the new white hair less covered, a little translucent so the contrast is not as much therefore freeing you up with time, saving you money and most of all not having to color your hair every 10-12 days!

For the next 3-4 colors they will be done 1/2 shade lighter and mixed slightly different so you don’t get a blanket coverage, it will mask but not cover like 85-90%.

After your 4th touch up we add highlights to the ends to break it up to try and remove the solidness of it. Then take the base color 2 shades lighter, this is when people will see the results. We keep doing this until the lighter growth is more than the darkness then remove some length and boom your lighter, more natural and have more freedom and not stuck into getting touch ups every 10 days unless it’s at the club on a Friday night 😝

Looking for the coolest place to get your hair done guys?

Now not blowing our own trumpet well I suppose we kind of are but we have to say judging by the cool people we know, it seems to be the trend that this salon is it!


So guys if your looking for a new haircut or just plain sick of the hair you have then it’s time to give us a call!!

We are in Meherchand market and parking is easy!

Open Sundays 11-6

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.

Color protection

It came & went in a few short puffs


Well there is hope and no it’s not medication it’s simply a change of approach to how your looking after it.

The basics have never been more important so here goes one more time!

  • Sulfate free shampoo, several brands have them and they bubble less but maintain color better by not stripping it.
  • Always condition, yes fine thick thin or massive hair. Condition.
  • Don’t use ANY OIL! yes none! It coats the hair, dehydrates and will pull color out.
  • Use a leave in moisturiser if your hair is dry or damaged.
  • Don’t over do it, if the ends don’t need color don’t do it! Global color is a once every 4-5 months thing if that!
  • Rebonding is terrible for your hair condition don’t do it.

Anything else? Always pack protection 😝

Your words say it but your actions don’t 

You know I’m right but when it comes to things like New Year’s Eve typically we all have the best expectations for the following year and promise ourselves to do XYZ yet several weeks or months later it’s the same old shit and nothing has changed. You’re sleeping past the alarm, skipping gym, work home balance has gone for a toss and you are no closer to that overseas trip than you were 12 months ago. You promised yourself so much yet it’s the same thing, why?


Well humans are lazy 👽 it’s a fact and we can find exudes for almost anything and pass the blame to almost anyone because we are creative 😂

Your hair needs Maintainence, every 6-8 weeks regardless of the length it needs trim or refreshing the color. If you plan it ahead of time chances are you will forget too even after a reminder call. Put it into your dairy, ever 6 weeks regardless.

You don’t appreciate most things until the day you can’t have them anymore, or they leave. Do t wait and think about it, plan it

How to get Independent hair

Well firstly Happy Independence day, we thought about it and pondered what to talk about then we thought no one really does everything themselves we all rely on someone else for something don’t we? You’re sitting in the ( what you call ) parlor getting your hair burnt to a crisp, with your hair smoking from the torture of inexperience yet you feel your in control.


Sadly your not, the fact that you think you are is a sign your hair will eventually and soon I suspect either self combust or simple fall off your head who knows.

Try learning true independence with your hair as far as blow drying it will make your life better and your hair will thank you.

Stop being lazy, it’s easy sure but it is ruining your hair

You are using your shampoo wrong, read this and change your life! 

So with a headline like that you are all going to have a fairly large expectation of the next few paragraphs which makes us a little nervous. We will try to make this life changing and sure that you’re not as dumb as we were told, well we 🙏🏻


You grew up with certain Habbits and no matter how many times companies will print it, you still don’t read it!

  • Wet hair and then squeeze out excessive moisture.
  • Empty a small amount of shampoo in your hand.
  • Work the shampoo onto both hands.
  • Massage it into yours scalp and then hair.
  • Massage for approx 1-1.5 min
  • Rinse well and repeat
  • Remove excessive moisture.
  • Apply amount of conditioner in your palm,work it into both hands.
  • Apply on ends working it up to mid lengths.

Now that’s not hard is it?

Rod Anker Salons 

We get asked if it is just Rod doing hair, the answer is no. We have a team of stylists that all do hair, but keep in mind we do hair, we only do hair we are not a parlor, a beauty salon and not a place in mid west America serving beer by the bucket ( that’s a Saloon 😂 )


We have two floors in the centre of Meherchand market, beside Altitude Cafe.

If you haven’t experienced the fresh approach to hair and tired of the same old hair then it’s about time you came and visited us!
You can shout out to us on social media email or the old school way

Phone number 011-41010011

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What pollution is doing to your hair & scalp? 

If you live in India chances are it does for several reasons, could be the pollution, all the treatments or services you are doing that you don’t need or it could be a build up of pollutants from the water.


Because of the population there is possibly always going to be s pollution issue, unless we all change our garbage Habbits it will take several lifetimes ( do your bit to recycle and compost and not litter before you complain about it )

But we are here to talk about hair so let’s, we see a lot of people doing this or that service simply because it’s on offer or told to them they need it when they actually know they don’t. Not sure why but they just go for it thinking, what harm could it do!

Too much of anything is not good! If you’re getting color for example, putting it through the ends every few weeks is a sure way to end up long term with hair that’s frizzy, dehydrated and split. Then once it is in bad shape you do a keratin treatment in the hope that will make it shinny and smooth.

Now separately they both are true but when you do them both, one to fix what the other has done ( due to improper application ) then you are asking for problems and there will only be one solution…… ✂

So how can you make sure your hair stays healthy and not need constant SOS every 6 months?

  • Only color regrowth, the ends can be 1-1.5 shades lighter than roots this actually looks natural.
  • Don’t do rebonding if you have any color in your hair
  • Only do keratin if you need it, it is not going to add moisture it relaxes the internal structure of your hair, giving you 30% less frizz and curl.
  • Trim your hair every 6-8 weeks
  • Use a SLS & SLES free shampoo daily followed by a conditioner.
  • Do not apply oil, ever. This build up sure it makes it shinny but dehydrates the hair
  • When blowdrying don’t over heat the hair, use heat protection products and only iron lightly
  • Protein or moisture treatments after every color to balance out the moisture.

If you feel the water quality is causing your hair damage or just want to be sure, rinse your hair in filtered water prior to getting out of the shower.

Hair fall solution

With every change of season we all experience an increase of hair fall, it’s normal, you can expect 50-150 hairs falling out per day, yes per day!


Now no matter who you are, you are already saying omg I loose so much more than that, chances are you’re not chances are you have never physically sat and counted them nor you ever will! With 90% of the hair on your head in the growing stage and 10% in the resting stage, the 10% will eventually fall out and be replaced with new hair growth.

Now several other factors begore closing this tab and continuing your searches!

  1. If you wash your hair every 2-3 days the chances of those 50-150 hair being gone are slim the last 2-3 days of loose hair will come loose when you shampoo so chill it’s not more, the hair has simply got stuck there.
  2. Vitamins and diet, if you eat right and sleep tight there is no need to do anything else. Vitamins if you’re lacking in one area.
  3. Treatments work? You MAY  experience in the vacinity of 1-3% difference but hardly.  Remember it’s seasonally excelerated.

Get the facts and don’t be sucked into buying treatments or products that claim can give you a full head of hair, they don’t work!

So you are a social media Influencer? Surprise it’s not a job title GIRL! 

Seems like the word “influencer” is the new buzz word everyone wants to add to their bio like it’s going to somehow give them the ability to be a shape shifter or an ability to change people’s buying Habbits.

Being labelled this is not your role it’s others role to label you and not your bff sitting at home watching re runs of 90’s sitcoms tagging you in memes 5 times per hour saying OMG I Iove your feed, girl great click!


You’re a person with an Instagram account, its completely different if a company or a respected publication or brand labels you, but sorry to be the bearer of bad news adding it on your bio because you want it is like adding “Millionare” because one day you want to be rich.

Sadly you sit in the back of the car, even shouting at the top of your lungs for the driver to change lanes, he doesn’t listen to you so how on earth could you influence others. If you post some nice pictures ( or you call clicks) that’s great, you also write in your posts that ” sorry I haven’t posted in a while, been super busy” sweetheart no one is even bothered. We are surprised that there are some that buy followers and likes and think that by doing this in some strange way will make them famous or successful, when there is nothing more than surface face which lasts about 3-7 seconds after someone stumbles on your profile then realises that that ” Click” you posted looking hideous has thousand likes and the link in your bio is a dead end.

 

Try being the best at whatever you are doing, rather than trying to scam success, chances are if its meant to be you will become famous at what you actually do, unless thats nothing then your in trouble!

This is not aimed at one person this is based on so many adding this word into their Bio.

Don’t choose a salon blindly guys

Choosing the right salon is not something you should be walking off the street doing without checking them out first!


With 80% of our business coming on line through social media we find it’s super important today more than ever to be connected, to our actual consumers. We talk about real issues, we don’t oversell as this is not who we are as a brand, if you are better off with a service we will tell you, if not we simply won’t. After all isn’t it better to be honest?

If you are looking for a new salon guys then take direction from your x girlfriend and start stalking to find out more Our Instagram Our Facebook ( because we know you need a little help the link is there 😂)

Or call 011-41010011 and have a chat with us

Raw pussy? 

Well that certainly would not taste good so no matter how pretty it may look in this photo, it’s wrong on so many levels!!

Now the reason why I bring up sushi 🍣 cat 🐱 is simply to say no matter what pretty little picture you have saved from trolling on line, no matter how many of your Gucci handbag lovers say ” Oh my god you totally should”  do this or that with your hair, if we say you should not then the answer as much as you don’t want to hear it…. you must listen!


Visit us for the first second and third opinion!

Why your color will wash out, the facts

You invest time and money on your hair so you must maintain it between salon visits to make sure it doesn’t wash out!

What are the causes of color fade and how can you prevent having a faded washed out color!

There are two basic principles why your color will fade,

  1. Condition
  2. Home hair care

Now they both have various factors to consider so here goes.

Condition

Could be you have tried to do something to your hair that it simply can’t take or should never have been done and now it’s damaged beyond repair. Once the cuticle is stripped from the hair there is no way to fix it other than scissors, certainly most color won’t hold and wash out super fast.

It could be you have rebonded over and over again and then coloured which was the last chemical your hair could take, could be your doing global color over and over again which is drying the hair out! Global color is not needed every time in fact not even recommended, should be ONLY done when you are changing the color.

Hair care 

What you do with it once you leave the salon will either keep the color the way it is meant to be or wash it out quicker than it took to get it done. Shampoo can completely wash out your color if it is not for your hair, you need a sulfate free shampoo and you must be using conditioner every time as this closes the cuticle hence protecting the color molecule from being exposed to the environment and fading.

If your hair is suitable a leave in serum and/or a leave in conditioner may also be needed.

Overnight success 

Something about reaching 200k followers on Facebook so I needed to share. After being hairdressing over 25 years, in 4 counties approx 50,000 heads of hair done directly by me, international celebrities, political leaders, Royal families, movie actors, television hosts, CEO’s of global companies, mums, dads and the occasional John Smith, 1350 posts on this site & another 300 on several others, countless “collaborations”, featured in magazines & television, hair for heads of state, prime ministers, Hollywood & Bollywood celebrities, billionaires and CEO’s of  global companies, several private charter trips for work, over 310 commercial  flights for work, a couple of private chartered flights for special clients, product endorsements, product training, seminars teaching  in many countries, countless hours on the backend doing whatever is needed, saying no to a crazy amount of things, saying yes to some whacky things that paid off, risking everything and coming to another country with nothing but a suitcase and a few hundred dollars. Meeting my soul mate and calling it home!


200k+ and verified not bad for someone who never wanted to be active on Facebook! Another 100k on Instagram and verified 😜 Thanks Merrylin who 4 years ago told me I should 😍

So yeah I guess you could say it has come easy, since I’m editing this on a Saturday night instead of heading out. Before you say someone else is lucky or has had it easy ask yourself and be honest if you do WHATEVER it takes and if the answer is yes then you need to start and stop pissing your life up against the wall!

Thanks everyone who bothers to read this nonsense.

It’s not going to cut it itself is it? 

If you have just given up on trying because it’s just to plain hard, then it’s time to invest some time on finding the right hair salon for you and your hair. It’s like saying nothing fits you’re over it I’m not wearing clothes, you won’t I hope so you have to sort it out.


Obviously you need to find a salon that is capable of doing what it is you are after, not just promises but actually can do it. Let’s be honest tho almost all may just say yes yes but at the end of it you’re left looking more like a oh no than a yes yes.

Drop into any salon and have a talk about your hair, this does not cost money it’s free and you can get a good sense of the people while you are there.  Ask as many questions as possible and don’t book anything just take a card. Go home think then decide.

Just because you have had a few bad experiences the right salon is out there don’t give up! 

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!

Netflix & Chill

I doubt many people actually have paytv any more or if they do they hardly watch it, it’s outdated and boring. The shift in the consumer pattern was so fast in reality that it has changed the way we do almost everything now.


Doesn’t matter what your talking about the spin off from the shift impacts everyone. Whilst you don’t have a paytv subscription and only watch Netflix and have Apple TV 📺 you most likely don’t have to put up with those stupid Tv commercials anymore right?

So how do those companies sell there products to you now?!

How do we stay informed with News & Current affairs? Most people filter out who they want to stay connected with on social media and are able to still main an up to the minute connect with the ones they are interested in. The quality of content that your exposed too just took a sharp right and is not going back it’s only going to get better!

NETFLIX & CHILL? We say yes please!

Looking for head in all the wrong places

If you have been one of those people that think that getting your contouring game to level 10 whilst still ignoring your circa 2000 hair that has a bigger regrowth that the Manhattan bridge span, time to keep reading!


So much attention is put on getting that new shade of red lip gloss, the one that is slightly different from last season, this one is like a tiny more purple red, not too much but so slightly and will change your life! Omg order it now! If you buy that one you so need the three which are all almost exactly the same, but it’s cheaper to buy them all in one purchase so you have to right?

I guess it will make your look complete because all those youtubers tell you almost every post it will do I should. 

Meanwhile the last time your hair was giving this level of attention was when you were 6 months old and your mum used to brush it after a bath.

Wake up! 

Ditch the new makeup purchase and get your hair sorted out! It has a bigger surface area than your lips! Hair first lips second

We talk about them but don’t do them

Omg so what all do you do?


We are what’s called a Hair Salon, we do hair cuts, blow dry’s, color, keratin and because we are not a ” everything under one roof” saloon, parlour or what ever you want to call it we are bloody brilliant at what we do!

Do one thing and do it perfectly

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! 

Hanging with your crew, it’s Friday 

They say birds of a feather flock together, well believe it or not sometimes your mates don’t have cool hair.


If you love your friends you should treat them, we feed pigeons right and they end up crapping all over our clean cars so why not treat your mates!

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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!

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

Thin crust please

Fridays call for a night out and take away!


Don’t know about you all but this week has been a long one and we can’t wait till next month, the month of long weekends!

If it’s Pizza that will get you through it then pls order now OR get a fresh haircut.

How to choose the right cut for your face shape 

You have all heard the term, you probably have a perception of what face shape you have but is it accurate is it?


Sometimes it’s better to seek professional opinion to make sure your getting it right, we all think we are doctors diagnosing our medical issues on webmd.com yet we really have no clue. If we took what we read as gospel we would all be next this time next week.

Search for the best, make an appointment and get yourself a consultation, it’s free after all.

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! 

Grow a beard they said, the girls will love it they said

Yes we did say grow a beard you twat, we just assumed you knew it needed maintaining not just grow it!

Beards are not meant to worn like this!

Maintain a good beard, lumberjack is cool, homeless look is not

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. 🤡

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”.

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!

Hair tattoo facts

If you thought the only choice for a hair tattoo was a pulse line at the side of your head or a pyramid at the back of your head, you have been living under a rock and possibly need to upgrade your 3G connection.


Sure it’s not for everyone but if it is your thing, or at least thought about it maybe it’s time to have some fun.

It lasts about 2 weeks or until it grows out, if the surface length is short then it disappears faster. The possibilities are endless and you can add color to it to create more drama or wow appeal!

Yes we do it, it’s not excessively expensive however depends on design so best to drop in and have a chat about it.

Looking for the best blow out in town?

You have a few events lined up and your going out with your crew so getting it done right is your top priority!


Blow dry, I’m talking about blow DRY you filthy monkeys! 🐒 

Well we rock getting the right look for you in fact we possibly are the best! 

Get yourself into our Meherchand market salon to get your blow out looking on fleek! 

Call us on 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

So you want to pick up the chicks 🐥?

So guys you have finally realised that your hair may an important part of your game plan, great finally!


Firstly it’s not going to be your dreadlocks, it’s going to be how on fleek and well maintained you are #fact

We understand staying home on a Friday night is lame, we are here to help. 

Call us 01141010011

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 🐶 

Is your hairstyle putting you in the wrong box?

First impressions count, some people will sum you up in a few short seconds of meeting, others have the brain IQ to judge you from your “online” life so what is your hair doing for you?


It could be holding back opportunities, meetings an invite for a wild night out or a job you have been dying for.  Don’t let your hair put you in a box! 

To find out how your hair should be speaking come see us. 

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. 

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! 

What type of hot dog are you packing?

It’s a topic that most guys have had, could be with themselves a friend or a partner but it’s happened for sure!


Now just like these hot dogs, at the end of it all, for the sake of the argument they all taste the same. 

Now if your wanting to get your score card up apart from learning how to use your tools it may be time for you to look at your reflection and working on becoming an Urban guy with a few changes to your hair care regime. 

So guys if you think you could use a little help, in the later then give us a call 📱 01141010011

A girl is more worried about who you are and how you look more than what your packing. 🌭

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. 

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. 

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!

When your blonde hair looks yellow

So you have lightened up your hair now you look like a canary?


Lightening hair is NOT a DIY type of thing anyone should be trying, no matter how many YouTube video’s you watch everyone’s hair is completely different and it’s history unique. 

Now when it comes to getting the exact tone your after it completely depends on the level your hair is at, you have yellow hair and you want it ash grey, well you have to go lighter first and the combinations are endless. 

How do I keep it that color or will it fade?

Depending on the history of your hair, current condition, home hair care when it fades or if it fades. A toner masks certain colors you want and enhances others so there is more than one answer. Use a sulfate free shampoo, always always condition and if needed a blonde balm or “purple shampoo” to keep blondes clean and yellow free. 

Best way to make sure it’s the perfect tone is only visiting a professional salon! 
Call us 011-41010011

Worlds first hair App that can tell you what color and if your hair suits you. 

We have been laying low whilst spending hundreds of thousands of dollars developing an app called ” Hair Identity meter “. It’s so easy to use and takes no extra storage on your smart or dumb phone. 


Open the app send a photo of your hair or head and working on 3,263 key points the app will then call it as it sees it in a reply or a suitable time to get your shit sorted! With 1,231inr investment money and loaded with a coffee the app was born. 

Find out what your friends color color is

If you think your partners hair looks like a dogs breakfast, shoot us a photo and we will let you know if your right. ( usually where there is smoke there is fire 🔥 )

Does your current look suit you?

We are super excited about how we can deliver the truth in less than a one line reply, sure it puts us under pressure to be brutal says “Rod Anker” developer and mastermind behind the idea. 

We decided that since everyone doesn’t like being told by there friends, family or professionals then we needed to involve a third party to pass on the news to hundreds of thousands of people. Too often people just shop on price for there hair and to be honest the epidemic is becoming an issue right across the country. It used to be confined to small rural areas but now you see people paying a lot of money to look like villagers and we as a group needed to do something.  

Currently the App just launched and we have had 5,65,87,893 downloads which has Brocken every record and  is tipped to be the most widely used app 2017-18. With a 48% rise on app downloads and this being the only app that does not take any space on your phone we are set to explode!

Such exciting times and we have never felt more excited to be telling people there hair looks like shit says ” Mr Goldy Balls” 

Show me your brown eye 

We live in a world where some people think the grass is greener, if your in India, a lot of people want to be fair, if your in Australia it’s about getting a Tan to be browner. No freckles, you want freckles, big nose want a small nose, tall short, long hair short hair and the list goes on and on! 

In all the models, people and fashion we have been part of the most beautiful woman we have ever seen do the least to mimic anyone other than just to make themselves happy! 


Be yourself!

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. 

Flower garden out the back and a waterfall at the front yard

Hairdressers can be a little OTT and some like to show you they can create multiple looks ( sometimes on the one head ), hold several conversations and answers SMS messages all at the same time. 


Now while it’s inportant to have a garden out the back yard, it’s possibly  not that cool when it comes to your hair! 
Before you think what the hell I can’t decide between several styles, why not do them all, please think twice then slap yourself or get a good friend too. 

When you deleted Snap chat & now in deep S#^*

The world is full of fake news and I’m almost sure this Snap chat thing is just a little hype.  Anyway if you thought you were changing the world by deleting the app, your not. 


To make sure your not the laughing g stock of your BBQ follow us on Instagram Rod Anker Salons

Send Nudes

What social media has done to tradition transactions is like day and night, we have a huge amount of bookings being made on Facebook & Instagram daily. Some think that an app to do this is cool, well we know no one has enough memory in your phone for the added drama!

Image via @yazbukey

So next time your using the apps you already have on your phone, slide us a DM and we will hook you up!

Click on the links below if your not following us already 😜

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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. 

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. 

Would you buy a car without the wheels?

Imagine you go shopping to buy a car, You would think it’s expected that tyres come with it no?


Well some Salons ( most in India ) charge you for shampoo & conditioner as an extra, I guess for some it’s ok to not wash hair?

If your getting a blow out to getting a color just heads up we do not charge you anything for it, it’s included because we know it needs to be done in order for us to perform our work so it goes without saying it’s included. 

So next time you see a car with no wheels or a salon charging you for shampoo & conditioner laugh 😂 then give us a call. 

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

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. 

Length wohi Rakho.. Papa marenge 

Picture this you have grown your hair for the last decade and you have decided to get a change!


You stroll into your salon and blurt out ” I want a change, don’t cut the length, I don’t want color, I like the curl, I don’t have much time and only have 200 rupees” !

Now stop, re read the above and ask yourself if that is more of a scene from a comedy show or likely to happen? 

It’s one thing to have a wish list, it’s another to be in denial, some things are just not realistic or even possible. You don’t have to spend a fortune on your hair, in fact often less than what you expect! 

Btw this is what ” I want three layers looks like”!

Get onto Pinterest or Instagram and get some inspiration and done in and have a discussion and let’s create a realistic plan. 

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!

So you think you can dance 

So this guy can’t sing let’s just get that straight and this is not a photo of him dancing ( no one wants to see that we assure you )!


We do a lot of training for the industry here throughout India, with people who want to learn, who are passionate about growth. Earlier this week Rod was in Bangalore with “Alan Truman” brand showcasing various new irons and equipment which we use and love. The pencil stick iron creates spiral type curls instantly which last until it’s washed out, simple to use and styling options are endless. This is a game changer in terms of creating texture and form that has been missing in the market he screamed on stage ( again he thinks he is some kind of rockstar ) 

If your bored with styling and want something new check out Alan Truman products not just the pencil stick but the Argan oil coated tapered tongs to create beach curls are bang on!

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. 

Is your hair so F%* up you need weekly treatments?

So you listened to the hairstylist who said do this service, do that service. You went it weekly to get them to burnt it into place and you asked through the smoke each time, is my hair healthy?


Only to get a few months down the road to realize it was just about getting a sale and nothing to do with better hair at all! 

Sound familiar?

The reality is this, of your hair is Brocken off, fried, burnt and falling out in your hands you can do only two things

  • Olaplex, which will help contain the breakage to some extent but certainly not fix it completely. Weekly Olaplex treatments will help but not fix fried hair!
  • Cut off the damage, the only real cure to remove split, Brocken or fried hair and that’s a fact!

Linseed treatments by Alfa Parf Milano help rehydrate the internal structure of the hair and if your colouring your hair we suggest a monthly treatment but not more than that it’s pointless. 

Use a good shampoo and conditioner daily and a leave in serum and moisturiser and make sure the blow dry you get they are not burning your hair ( if the dryer is being pushed against the brush and sounds like it’s burning, most likely it is! )

You look like they just dragged you out of the swamp 

So your a walking train wreck, your hair even freshly washed looks more like you have been rescued from the local swamp or Cess pool. Friends have given up asking, what on earth you think you are trying to do. The closest thing to a date in Like forever is a prune lol


Yes I think it’s time to visit us! 

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Important info on your new personality update

We don’t go to school leave then stop learning, in fact at school we learn very little in the grand scheme of things so constant updates are required in order for us to grow in our personality, work  and life. 


Growing doesn’t mean steroids, it means learning new things, being a better human, fixing bugs and becoming the best person you can be.  It’s not a copy + paste from others it’s about changing you, not sweetheart your not perfect, no one is. 

If there is heart and no head or visa versa you life would be not only boring but a disaster. Humans  have been evolving since Adam & Eve so let’s continue that journey and just because you have a beautiful printed certificate hanging so proudly above your desk from 20 years ago, try to grow and upgrade yourself daily. 

If you point a finger there is 4 pointing back at you, change starts with you

When you realize what half price actually means!

You know when your hard up and on a budget and let’s be honest we all have a budget, it just varies from person to person but we all have one. You search on line, see the cheapest, look at reviews assess and then go ahead and make the purchase only to find out that the only way they can produce the item or service at this “amazing” price is because there is some fundamental elements left out of the equation. 


From the surface or the right angle it may look the same but one you look properly it is not even close!

We don’t do coupons, we do awesome hair, we don’t dont do waxing, we don’t do make up, we don’t do facials, we don’t cut corners unless it’s your hair. So if your looking for good hair then please give us a call. 

Your hair growth facts

Your hair outside your body ( the visible stuff ) is dead keratin, the growth happens inside your body so before you start thinking about things you can do on the outside make sure your body is all set up for the best production for growth!


Obviously a good balanced diet is needed, a good amount of sleep, adequate hydration, limited stress etc etc and the list goes on. Let’s think about your scalp as the environment, it effects the growth but last time we checked, limited absorption of product, serum or your favorite ” hair spa” is not going to miraculously effect your hair that is under your scalp. 

A healthy scalp needs regular shampooing, daily is recommended with a Sulfate free product and never, never put oil on your scalp. It effects the ph level of the scalp area which in turn effects hair growth and not in a good way. 

A good diet, good sleeping pattern and good products when regularly shampooing. Sadly eating this or that to try to assist will help as much as eating 300 carrots a day to give you that flushed healthy cheeks lol

Get yourself into our salons and ask us what’s what. 

Your hair is so big it needs its own base camp. 

Well if we didn’t think that wasn’t going to happen, then along came the big boofy circa 1980’s hair worn with so much confidence you really start thinking is this real!


It’s the most hideous “go too” for so many and yet it’s a total mystery why, unless it’s done for an editorial shoot or the runway then if it’s done right we can swallow it


But sadly we see hair so big it needs its own pin code and a base camp if you ever want to reach the top!


On a serious note now!

Having that much fullness obviously isn’t natural and is NOT flattering at all in fact makes most look like they are part of a drag show in Bangkok in a shady bar ( absolutely not discrimination intended just setting scene)

Less is best, apart from the extra head room in your car, your hair will thank you too because that amount of spray and teasing is just not sexy!

Stop it

Lakme fashion week Summer Resort 2017

We all wait with baited breath every time there is a fashion week to see which way fashion is moving, what’s going to be the new thing and what will inspire us not only in the industry but in life. Attended Lakme fashion week this season and we saw some definite trends dominating the ramp with hair

  1. The selfie
  2. Braids, lots and lots of braids
  3. Messy hair
  4. Afro’s, yes afro’s! Loved it
  5. Shorter hair! Yes short hair and great to see some diversity in hair lengths 


The runway around the world we see hair very differently, it’s about creating a feeling, an attitude vs creating uniformity. As an Industry we all have to work towards bringing out the best in each look whilst maintaining the overall vibe. That being said it has been great week in Mumbai, a few exciting things happening which we will share soon!

We feel diversity is the only way to grow, doesn’t matter if we are referring to immigration ( with what’s happening in USA ), culture, weight, size and attitudes is when there is a melting pot of the best of everything. Embrace everyone’s uniqueness and in fact encourage diversity that’s what enriches the world as well as tolerance levels. 

See all the looks Here thank you Lakme & Img for having me 

Tricks and tips to getting and giving the best blow… out

When it comes to how to give an awesome blow out we know a thing or two! We thought we would help with sharing a few tricks to getting the best results. 


And for all those who are not paying attention we are talking the hair type!

  • Hot air dries the hair, cold air once it’s dry and hot will set it in place. 
  • Trying to style when it’s dropping wet causes breakage and damage. 
  • Always use a leave in heat protecting serum. 
  • Do not over shake the hair or it will go frizzy, it’s not a cocktail. 
  • To get the hair smooth finish with a blast of cool air using the nozzle. 
  • Dry in the direction of the cuticle. 
  • Do not burn or let anyone burn your hair whilst they try to “set it” it’s not the way a blow dry works or holds. 


Try these few tips and see how you go!

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!

Hair frizzy & fried?

You saw a photo of silky soft hair and thought yes, I want that now your left with hair that looks like frizz and neither straight or curly. 


Expectations vs reality are at times different and yes the stylist should have explained it and been more truthful but whatever the issue was it needs to be fixed. Here are some solutions but we recommend visiting a professional salon to determine exactly what is needed. 

  • If it’s rebonding it could be over processed which means your hair is on the verge of snapping. Olaplex will prevent it to some extent however removing some length may be only option. 
  • If it’s keratin it may have reduced the curl, depending on how curly it was to start with. This may be the success and final result as best you can achieve. 
  • You may have had too much color applications on top of each other which has caused the hair structure to be too weak to restructure itself. 

Will a ” series of hair spa ” treatments fix this? Easy answer is never

If the structure of the hair is Brocken so badly that hair comes off ( snaps off, not from roots but mid lengths ) then the only two options you have is to either cut it off  or have consistent Olaplex or similar treatments which will rebuild and strengthen it enough to hold it together until it’s cut off. 


Sadly some salons push such chemical services based on increasing revenue with little regard for quality of your hair or result and when things go south they will tell you a series of hair spa treatments will fix it. It won’t. 

Advice

Before you do any chemical service do your research and remember if the hair has had any color at all and that hasn’t been cut off regardless if it looks natural, it’s still there and needs to be treated with care. 

Sweet talking in the salon

Hairdressing is such a personal service, your getting something that is on your body so it’s personal even if you don’t think it is, it is.  

We believe that running our hands through your hair is kind of a privilege, one that has to be earnt and is not something that can be bought to the highest bidder ( or the lowest price tag )

The biggest problem for hairdressing is communication, finding out what is going on in your mind, even at times when you  don’t even know, it’s about asking the right questions. You will go into the salon when your either bored or need “Maintainence” ( the obvious need for color regrowth or hair is literally in your eyes ) OR your just bored and it’s been a while and at times both. 

Now obviously the hairdresser has to have the technical skills to be touching your hair but equally as important they have to know how to communicate with you, it goes far beyond the pretty photos they show you or the perfectly priced menu. Choosing a salon or stylist isn’t like ordering food from a menu or getting your house built from a plan it’s completely 100% a personal service that comes down to personality! 

How do you choose the right salon & stylist?

Well that requires thought and a little effort because as we said earlier it’s not just about photos and price so you should be visiting and talking to them before you completely trust a new salon. A great way to start if your considering a salon is a consultation, all salons in every part of the world will offer free consultations, it’s not new, it’s a sit down chat to discuss your hair. Choose the stylist your after make the consultation booking and see how you feel after the talk. The questions asked, the solutions offered etc. At times hairstylist will say they can do things from turn your hair from black to white in one sitting to give volume to the three hairs on your head, remember there is fact and fiction it’s your hair. 

  • Ask why
  • Ask how
  • Ask price 
  • Ask about upkeep
  • Ask about condition

After that go away and ask yourself if this is the right salon for you. 

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!

You slept with who?

So you think that leaving your hair dry naturally is better than using a dryer well let us explain why its not

Although some stylists often recommend sleeping in damp braids to get beachy waves, turns out air-drying may be more harmful than blow-drying: Water causes strands to swell; over time, this could weaken hair from the inside out. In the study, hair samples that were shampooed and then air-dried for two hours were compared to those blasted at various temperatures. Only the air-dried samples had significant damage to the cell membrane complex, the cement that holds cuticle layers together. That’s not to say that dryers can be used without harm: As the temperature of the air increased, the study found, so did the damage to the outer layers of each strand. The healthiest option, if not the speediest, is to dry on the lowest heat setting, with the dryer held at least six inches away from the head.

So instead of trying the easy braid on wet hair and trying to get it overnight, maybe its time to learn how to do it with a hairdryer and a large curling iron.

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 20:  Model Chrissy Teigen visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 20, 2015 in Universal City, California.  (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)

DIY hair care exposed

In most civilized parts of the world hairdressing in a trade that requires schooling, typically anything from 1-3 years depending on if it’s hands on or a college based curriculum. Now given the hours, weeks, months of study let alone hours and hours of practical which includes science of hair, body and nutrition it’s hard to believe someone can just walk to the fridge pull out some left overs and poof, your hair is left feeling like new!


Sure we all see DIY posts on YouTube or Facebook from some very eager kids thinking they have discovered the atom bomb or debuged a myth that the human make up of hair and science was wrong, or that they saw papaya on the list of ingredients so they will mash one up and use it as a hair mask. 

Wake up please!

Hair is dead keratin, it’s dead! Yes you can maintain the health or more like condition of the dead keratin by using certain products, use them a certain way etc but putting food scraps on your head is not going to perform miracles. 

Myths around putting oil on your hair still get thrown around with people explaining why they think it works but wondering why there hair feels like straw. 

A solid hair care regime that includes regular shampooing ( every second day with the right products ) and conditioning every time. A leave in conditioner or serum ( depending on quality & texture of hair ) along with trim’s every 6-8 weeks then there is no reason to panic or have bad hair. We see a lot of people getting things done they either don’t need or shouldn’t be doing when in some situations not doing it would be better for your hair e.g.; your getting your regrowth color done and instead of just doing the roots you get it taken right thru the ends when it didn’t really need to be done ( over processing already coloured hair )

Before you stumble across a pretty little DIY video on you tube and think your life has changed and flit off to the market to get some eggs, fruit and oil for your miracle hair mask think please visit a good salon and ask what can be done to get shinny hair or softer more conditioned hair.  Chances are there are several things you can do that will work instantly. 

Your Copy Cat look is killing it for you

In a world that is changing every day at a rate that almost no one can stay on top of, its more important than ever that you stand out both in personality as well as your Look yet a lot of people tend to follow the crowd almost like its easier than showing there true self. Not saying its all about your pastel hair and your OTT cut, its about what you like and what makes you feel the best ( yes that can be the most on point cut too ). The best cut you will ever have is one that will suit not only your face and hair type but your personality as well!

The true definition of Crazy is doing the same thing day in day out and constantly thinking you will get a different result, yet we all see it daily in all of our lives, we have companies spending so much on advertising the same way year after year and expecting it to somehow keep us interested? Hardly! A new phone comes out, we all want it for its one extra life changing feature, a month later we are over it and looking for the next new thing so it goes without saying we have to keep evolving and growing in everything we do to stay interesting and interested.

What would you do different if you had nothing to loose? 

 

Your what is bigger?

Recently there was a discovery of epic proportions that a shoe size in the UK is different to US and completly different from manufacturer to manufacturer ( let’s just say this was a new discovery for the only person left on the planet who didnt know )


Just like different parts of the world decided to screw your happiness over shoe sizes we all are very different when it comes to both physical as well as emotionally. A “short” haircut in LA will be a completely different version of short in Bangladesh or Delhi, I guess again this is not a new concept.

 The key to getting it right is communication and an in depth discussion with your stylist over what your version is, be it length or color etc. A lot of the time when things go wrong with hair it’s generally lack of understanding from both parties. 

Few helpful ways to help

  • Save some photos from Pinterest or Instagram of the length, color that you like
  • Save some that you don’t like
  • Go in before your appointment day and discuss it in detail if the salon doesn’t do an in depth consultation. 
  • Don’t order your new look like your order extra bread rolls at the bakery
  • Change salons


And remember that everyone is different, color, size, beliefs and everything in between that’s what makes this world incredible. 

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

2017 the year to Bang

We have always maintained trends come and go, we re hash them make them relevant and the circle of fashion is again complete. 2017 is all set to be the year that we all want change, the easiest way to change your look completely is bangs!

After all there at times when you want a total change but not prepared to loose length this is a perfect time to do bangs!

Here are some options that we hope you get a little inspo!

5 things not to do in the salon

So besides the fact that it’s Christmas week, let’s make it clear a few things you should not do in a salon ( in no particular order ). We know for a lot of people they search for a salon based on location or price or even Facebook numbers! If you want a whatever salon and don’t really care then congratulations “average” is everywhere.  If your after more then make sure you don’t do these things in the salon when you turn up 10 min late. 

  1. Safe to say walking in, not saying anything other than the words “Cut” is not going to get us off on the right foot!
  2. Don’t tell us how to do your hair,tell us how you want it. Doing hair is our job. 
  3. Use the salon with respect, talking on a phone so loudly is plain rude, people come to the salon to get away from this. 
  4. Don’t ask a professional hairdressery ” hurry up ” as that does not end well at all. 
  5. Bring your lunch in and spread it out all over the salon thinking your on a picnic with your hairdresser. 


Yes seriously all of these happen!

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 😜

Itchy beard?

Any bloke with a beard will tell you that at times it gets itch as hell, you just want to scratch it till your face falls off. Obviously doing this in public sends off jungle man vibes ( and not in a Tarzan good way ) so it’s best to follow a few rules to keep the skin and face healthy to avoid this. 

  • Wash your beard daily, you can use the same shampoo as you do for your hair, beat to use a Sulfate & Parabin free products they are gentle. If you have a longer beard wash it after eating to make sure there is no food left it it 🙊
  • Condition only the ends of your beard, do not apply the conditioner on your face. Comb it with the conditioner in
  • Moisturise your skin under your beard. 
  • Do not! Apply oils on your face. 

Sadly a lot of guys tend to neglect your skin and when you have a beard the general thought is its low maintanence, which is true however there are things you need to do so it is easier but also looks groomed. 

Trimming your beard should be done every 2-3 weeks to keep it in shape, whilst it grows at the same speed as the rest of your hair, it can get out of shape faster. 

How Hairdressers will get you selfie ready 

In a world where everyone needs to be insta-ready, phone manufacturers selling phones just because of their selfie mode is better than others it makes sense that your hair gets it’s A game on and is photo ready 24/7. 

Before you download every photo filter app let’s get a few basics on for your hair to get you channelling Pro vibes. 

Chiara Ferragni via Instagram

1. Still stuck on “too placed” hair? It sends uptight vibes and looks posed. Let it be a little free, of course if it looks like you have just been shagged in the back of a car then give it a little lick and pat down. 

2. Color plays a big part of the photo, if your hair is dark then make sure there is ample light hitting it ( preferably filtered light ). If the light is coming from behind a dark Color can throw off red or gold and look a little off.

3. Has to be said, having a feed full of side comb-over style flips may give the impression that your hair is either thin on the top or you just don’t know what to do with it. 

4. No one wears the same clothes month after month or year after year ( well we all have our favourite pieces that we just do but those are exceptions) your hair should evolve and change even if it’s a slight change.

5. Try playing around with braids and styling products before you get your phone out and try something different, who knows you just may like it. 

6. Speak to your hairstylist & get a session on options for your length on styling.  Most haircuts can be worn several ways with very little effort. 

7. Keep it in top condition and this doesn’t mean weekly visits for ” hair spa’s” this means a constructive dialogue with your hairstylist on Maintainence and condition. At times it can be just adding one product to your routine.  

8. Try it completely natural, it’s a fact that hair when cut well, will sit well and move beautifully. There is something carelessly perfect about letting it be free!

9. Have fun, try out some accessories. It could be hair clips, scarves, embellished headbands, coloured bands & elastics add a fun element to your look. 

10. As basic as it sounds if you’re like most people your camera lens may be dusty or have finger prints on it so make sure it’s clean before you start clicking away!

Just like styling there are rules but they need to be broken to know what feels right when it comes to your own photos. Make sure it’s fun and not forced. Having an in-depth discussion with your hairstylist with your expectations on what you want your hair to do will get you on the right track. 

Products you need!

Alfa Parf cristali liquid – shine and tame the frizz

Label M – resurrection dust for more volume than a Led Zeplin concert. 

Label M – dry shampoo because you never know when you need to have a quick freshen up. 

Yes your cut should be coming with instructions


You have all most likely had your hair done at some point and before leaving the salon thought ” FML it’s never going to look the same” right?

It’s a fairly common problem and we recognise it, with training and daily practice of course your hairdresser can get it bang on, the right equipment and a room full of product right? Well no, we don’t believe hair should be that difficult in fact 2 styling products is our maximum goal because who has that much time to style their hair. 

How can you get salon hair daily?

Easy, seriously!

1. A good stylist should be going out of their way to show you how to recreate what is done in the salon. 

2. What products to use, why, how & when. 

3. How to dry it, the brush needed the direction of the air. 

4. Options on styling because it’s boring wearing it the same day in and day out. 

5. When you need to come back in to make sure it looks good all the time. 

On top of all of this, there should be a plan in place, an evolution of your look so to speak. Transition from season to season or if you have a little commitment issue with styles then it can be month to month. 

Regardless of where you live, what you do with your hair you should be able to work within your confort zone and abilities to hair salon hair everyday!

Why it’s important to talk before we do it!

Communication is important in everything we all do, it’s no surprise there but yet sometimes the unspoken look or the actions are exchanged thinking we know what the other is thinking. A lot of time someone will book in for service x and once you meet them the discussion unfolds and in fact the thing they booked in for is the exact opposite to what is needed. 

As professional hairdressers, we have to take the time to get that picture or feeling out of the mind of our client and discuss it in a way to get the facts and reality not just do what we are told because a lot of the time it will give you the result you don’t want. Now clearly reading this sounds like hairdressers will be doing whatever they like, well no it’s about a discussion about what you want, what you desire, what hot hair looks like to you, what degree of styling you will do daily, what products you will use, how you will use them  and a lot more. 

For us it’s never about selling product it’s about making sure you have the right tools in order to re create the same thing at home day in day out, so we both look better!


With little conversation you will never be able to achieve something you truly love, it becomes hit and miss. 


So before you get your next hair cut make sure your consultation is more than just a few words, a sign of a professional hairdresser is the consultation.  

What comes out needs to have value! 

Fast food & made to order Hair

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Its no surprise that we all are dying in the heat and perspiration is a fact of life, even a short walk to the car can make you wetter than a night out at the strip club!

To make sure your scalp is not wet all day and becoming a bacteria farm you need to make sure your using the right products and in the right way to keep your scalp healthy, healthy scalp means healthy hair growth! Your hair once it is visible is dead keratin, the growth is internal, under your scalp and the only really obvious way you can help your growth is making sure your intake is a healthy balance covering all of your dietary needs. Sure its boring to say a balanced diet and a good amount of sleep and your body will function the way it was designed.

We get asked a lot about hair growth, how to grow your hair faster, thicker, healthier etc etc its really the basics you need to get right in order to have the best hair possible. We have put together a checklist to make it a little easier in the hope that next time you come in we can chat about more random things but if you still need help give us a shout!

 

What shampoo should I use? 

Your shampoo should be decided on what your hair, scalp is doing at that particular time. If its the peak of summer you don’t have colour then its fairly possible you need a good cleansing shampoo, if you do have color then the conditioner should be chosen for the color.

Will washing my hair everyday make my hair fall out?

This is not at all true, in fact not washing your hair enough will have more adverse effect on your hair growth than washing it too often. Good quality products is the key and that doesn’t mean you choose the product that you saw on the side of a bus, it means a little research. Of course we will tell you our products are the best like every salon because if they didn’t believe in what they are selling then there is a real problem. We use Label M and Alfa Parf, both internationally known and respected products, we use and recommend those because we truly believe they are the best, its not about pushing, its about having the right products and tools to make sure your hair looks the way it was intended long after you leave the salon.

Conditioner makes my hair fall out!

Conditioner closes the cuticle layer of your hair, sealing in the moisture and making sure it is smooth and tangles free leaving the hair with shine and looking healthy. When you put conditioner in your hair, actually put it in your hair on the ends and work it upwards towards the scalp, using a wide tooth comb starting at the ends comb it through. When your doing this, the hair will become slippery and you will get some loose hairs coming out ( because now its slippery and loose hair that was already out was previously stuck within the other hair ) This is not hair fall this is normal. Having 150-200 approx a day come out is in the space of “normal” sure it can fluctuate and will increase slightly in summer months as we tend to shed a little more hair but overall this is considered normal.

Conditioner makes my hair flat

Conditioner is for the hair, typically the ends so if your using it properly then chances are you using the wrong one! Every time you shampoo, you must condition your hair, if you open the cuticle you must close it!

Serum makes my scalp oily

Wow, yes i hear this one often, hello serum is for your hair not your scalp! Serum on your ends not the scalp

Hair Care 101

A quick tip to help keep the frizz in check is when you have the conditioner on in the shower, using a wide tooth comb starting at the bottom comb the hair through and get rid of all the tangles. With the conditioner in it acts as a lubricant and reduces tearing of the hair. Don’t brush your hair when its dry unless your a cartoon character called Rapunzel as it damages your hair!

Just because a hair care product company saturates the media does NOT mean it is the best! Do your research

All else fails you have two choices

  1. Shave it off
  2. Give us a call

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