The truth about your new bright color

No matter what you do or who you talk to, there is a common thread that there is a certain level of expectations not being met. Now this ranges from salary, sex life, boyfriend/girlfriend goals to hair color and travel. Can’t really help you with the rest but want you to be aware of the following.


We have social media flooded with images of hair color, some real most photoshopped to the verge of unrealistic with most clients thinking it’s fairly easy, when in fact it’s a 12-16 hour color job but they want to be booked in be finished before lunchtime on a Saturday. We have hairdressers photoshopping colors to enhance them, clients using 3-5 filters to get that wow factor to enhance their feed.

We recently had a client with coloured black hair, wanting to have “just a few white highlights” then once we explained the process and the time involved almost looked like we were lying 🤥 it’s not a color you just slap on and that too on black hair.

Some people want instant and have very little concern for healthy of hair, Maintainence or anything as long as you can get s few good photo’s for your feed. Coloring hair is not as simple as choosing a box in our magical back room and putting it in a bowel, it is based on your hair history, condition, target color and the texture & strength of your hair.

Asking your friend what color they used and doing the same will never work it’s completely different from person to person as every single head of hair is not only different but has been through different things so it has to be treated separately.

If your thinking of a color change and looking for something that’s going to “Pop” come in and discuss it first to see if it’s realistic and what would it involve not only to do but to maintain. After years training we kind of know how to do color and what’s involved in achieving the best.  We love talking hair and will always tell you fairly easily if your expectations are more like a Disney movie than reality.

Rainbow hair

Can I do it? Will it look good? Where on my head should I do it? Is it expensive? How long does it take?

So many questions 😬


Well let’s take you they it!

Firstly it’s done on lighter hair, so if your hair is dark or coloured dark it needs to be lightened. Once a light blonde is achieved the rainbow colors are selected and applied. Is it that simple? Reality is nothing is that simple however if you are dealing with a light shade already then it could be. If you have had color and there is a regrowth then it gets more complicated ( not impossible just complicated ).

Will it look good? Well everything can look good if it’s done right.

Is it expensive? Easy answer is no, but the reality is depends on the state of your hair when we start.

How long does it take? Seems like we are avoiding a straight answer but this depends on length, existing color etc. Ball park figure depending on amount your doing etc but a small rainbow on collar length hair 40-60 dollars 💵

If you have been dreaming of it then the time is right. Give us a call

Birds with better colors than you

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

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

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

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

Call Rod Anker Salons 01141010011

Thinking of a pastel hair color? 

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

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

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

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

Happy colouring 

Yes we all noticed it’s a wig!

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


Moral of the story is

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

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

Plan plan plan 

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

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

You have decided to stop being a mermaid?

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


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


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


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

Now what options do you have with the color?

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