Would you buy cheap or discounted protection?

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

You have been listening to the wrong people

So recently we were told about several people that promoted DIY hair, no they were not hairdressers, actually nothing to do with hair, you know those people who are blessed at knowing everything.


How to do this or that and almost like an authority you almost think omg it must work, beautiful photos of fruit and veggies 🌶 you kinda get sucked in. Let’s face it we have all googled to find a cheap cure for something at some stage 😳.

Well when it’s hair and you’re on a budget best thing is to go too a professional salon tell them what your wanting and give them a budget, see what can be done, maybe nothing or maybe just maybe you will get close to your dream Hair the right way.  Maybe getting it done right the first time will save you money and time also.

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.

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What happens when you wrap your hair up 

There is convenient then there is hatful sadly these two are the same thing so unless you want to improve your hair quality stop teasing g this now!

When you hit snooze you had no idea that it would cause your hair to break off or be pulled out, I guess it was more about sleeping for another 3-5 min cos your tired AF


When your hair goes from wet to dry it shrinks, so when you put your hair up and wrap a towel around you are stretching the hair tightly. Your hair dries slowly which make it get tighter, the hair pulls tighter and will snap at the weakest point. On top of all of this it’s been wrapped upside down in the complete opposite direction to how it will sit. No it won’t make it full it’s only putting undue pressure on the hair strands which will cause it to go frizzy, break and be dehydrated.

After the shower, pat dry with a towel and don’t shake it or put it up.

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!

When you want your hair to be front and centre! 

You’re the type of person that doesn’t know the meaning of subtle, you are a straight talker and really don’t have time or be bothered with games you just love being the centre of attention.

Via @vin.ho

If this sounds like you, submersing yourself in the river is not ideal you really need to get yourself into see us and work out what drama we can create with your hair!

Could be going short, bright mermaid colors to shaving patterns or cutting micro bangs it’s up to you the level of attention you seek.

Get yourself into us call 011-41010011

When you don’t need to see anymore!

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


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

011-41010011

Is you pillow breeding bacteria?

You use it everyday, for some only a few hours and most 8-10 hours a day yet you most probably only wash it once or twice a week.


Safe to say you should wash your pillow case every second day, using a satin pillow case is also recommended to reduce friction on the hair which can cause damage.

If you are putting your head on the pillow ( which is most likely ) you must make sure it’s clean or bacteria will breed and cause scalp irritation.

Why your brown hair now looks orange

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


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

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

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

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

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. 🌭

Would you buy cheap or discounted protection?

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


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

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

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

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

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

We use and recommend Alfa Parf products

When reinventing was about being original

In the search for more attention, more market share, better reach and global exploitation everyone is pushing themselves to be better that everyone else. 


No excel are not doing stories like everyone else, although I’m sure the same people who simply copy everyone else would love to see figures vs what your physically doing. Reaching your target market is not about being like everyone else, standing out is not about price, it’s about being the best version of you possible. Long gone are the days when people want a “one stop shop solution” ( it’s almost considered a negative to even say it now! ) yet people and companies are still stuck in the late 90’s when boundaries were smaller and marketing and reach did not have the same mechanisms as it does today. 

Problem is majority of people designing marketing plans or marketing budgets are so ( excuse me for saying this ) OLD both physically but mentally and think Facebook is the go too tool! Information in and out is what needs to stream in real time, bloggers write about things happening literally while they happen, proactive business owners do the same 24/7 because it’s who they are not what they need to be. 

People buy relationships, not products and no one gets excited by a “me too” product or service, people get excited about creativity and originality. 

When you want a warm brown but get zoo orange 

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


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

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

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

Summer & fresh AF

The temperature is on the rise and as a community announcement we thought we needed to remind you of a few hair care FACTS


It’s true, we all believe what we want to believe but there is fact and fiction. 

Here are a few more common things that do more harm than good and you should not do!

  • Oil on your hair, leaves a film which accelerates heat dehydrating the hair causing damage like split ends, color fading and possible scalp bacteria hence actually could lead to hair loss!
  • Onion juice, no seriously apart from the smell ( which FYI is disgusting for days! ) doesn’t nothing for your hair, the thought that the juice somehow penetrates into the skin through to to the root of the hair and does anything is beyond realistic! 
  • Rubbing ginger on your scalp, again 🤐 it creates warmth on your scalp which makes you think it’s beneficial but nothing
  • Fish oil………creates and breeds bacteria and is possibly the most anti social DIY Ever heard of
  • Egg 🍳- hair outside your scalp is dead keratin. Fry it put it in between two pieces of hair and eat it!
  • Beer 🍻 the yeast in beer sweeps the cuticle making it appear shinny hence you think it help. Yeast is bacteria, bacteria breeds infection so drink it.  

Hope that helps in understanding the facts when it comes to Summer hair care!

Start summer with a trim, remove the split ends, rehydrate using a linseed treatment ( which your hair will love! ) and repeat process every 6-8 weeks. 

When I think about you I touch myself

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


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

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

Keep it all in perspective

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

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5 things we want you to stop

Hairdressers, typically get an insight into the life of the people sitting in the chair more than family and at times closer than husbands and wives. We listen, we talk and we connect, it’s a relationship that is hard to define at times. 


But make no mistake there are some things that make us want to pick you up and shake you until you stop doing them ( obviously the personal habbits aside ). 

The 5 things we want you to stop now! 

  1. Don’t make appointments and be so late then expect us to drop everything because your finally ready. Respect everyone’s time, 10 min is a lot when your appointment may be only 30min
  2. Bring in references we love them but don’t expect miracles in one sitting, at times it takes time for a transition.  
  3. Come in and talk with us about hair, ask loads of questions it honestly makes us happy. Come in and get a DIY on how to do it yourself and I assure you not only will your hair will regret it but you will when it costs you twice as much to fix it. 
  4. Don’t skip appointments your hair needs trimming every 6-8 weeks regardless of how long it is or how long you want to grow it. 
  5. Stop overdoing things and then expecting the best out of your hair, too much color, too many changes of color, too much heat styling and the list goes on. 

No this doesn’t mean we don’t love you it just means we have to be on the same page if it’s going to be a long term love that’s all. 

Always get the right advice

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


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

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

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

The one thing not to do in the shower 

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


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

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

Thinking of getting Hair extensions you must read this!

Recently someone we know got some extensions done, the keratin bonded onto the root area of your hair. It sounds like an instant fix and no waiting for hair to grow but here are the facts. 


You see the little white bulbs at the bottom? That’s the hair roots that have been pulled out because the extensions were done too tightly. 

We don’t do extensions for this exact reason and whilst people think it’s great, if done perfectly then it really can be an overnight success however typically a problem in application can cause the next 6-12 months of problems for you far greater than the extra length you were after. 

This was done by a National trainer of a hair extension brand that trains all the hairstylist in the country. 

The one thing that will save your hair this winter!

Pollution levels that have shocked and  the world, a cooler climate with vertically zero moisture in the air we are headed into the most destructive climate. Without this secret weapon your hair simply won’t survive!


The miracle is called a Linseed treatment by Alfa Parf Milano. 

If your “go to” has always been a hair Spa then it’s time you just forget that and spoil your hair with this life saver!

” Semi De Lino Diamanté ” linseed treatment adds shine, softness & luminosity to dry and dull hair with linseed oil complex ( omega 3 omega 6 fatty acids and vitamins). It repairs capillary fibers and seals the cuticle leaving the hair softer,smoother and retaining moisture levels in your hair. 

Oh and I forgot to tell you that you won’t need 4-6 sessions or multiple add ons.  It’s one sitting, if your hair is super damaged you may need to follow it up in 3-4 weeks however for hair that is coloured or past your shoulders we recommend once every 6-8 weeks when your visiting to get your color or cut done. 

Sulfate free shampoo is the new normal

It seems like only a few short years ago that finding a Sulfate free shampoo was a challenge let alone find people who knew about it and the benefits.

One of the reasons why we use Alfa Parf both professionally and retail is because it was one of the first to ensure all of their products are Solfate & Parabin free. 

What does this mean?

It means so much in terms of Color and the intensity of your Color lasting longer. 

The Ph value of your scalp is maintained between 4.5-5.5 as it should be for maintaining healthy growth. 

The internal moisture of your hair is not stripped, the cuticle is not stretched too wide so it remains stronger and is able to close tighter therefore making it glow and shine more ( less frizz )


A hair are brand that’s first priority is hair integrity vs anything else is a brand I certainly want to use hence its our key product in all of our salons. If you have not used or experienced Alfa Parf you really must you will love it!


Understand you want have the bathroom over flowing with bubbles because Sodium Laureth Sulfate is the detergent in the shampoo so expect less bubbles. 

Does conditioner cause hair fall?

Let’s start again and try and forget what you know, what you have read and what your parents, grandparents and go through some facts why, how and when soy our hair has every possible chance to be in the best condition possible. 

Choose your shampoo & conditioner based on hair texture and no matter what your desired end result you have to use conditioner. If you open the cuticle  you must close it, if you don’t condition and some people think because they want big hair they should leave it a bit rough by not conditioning it. The truth is it may but will cause a little rough hair getting a touch more fullness that day but will leave your hair in bad condition and open to spilt hair and damage.  


Let’s look at the most common myths about using conditioner. 

  1. Myth-Conditioner makes my hair fall. No this is a myth, it closes the cuticle and makes the hair shaft smooth. When your hair is rough it sticks to each other so imagine there is 100 hairs falling ( naturally per day ) you wash it every 3 days so now there is 300 hairs that have already fallen in your hair that will come out once it’s washed. Don’t be fooled thinking it’s falling more than normal. 
  2. Myth-  I want full hair so I don’t condition it. If this is your goal then your approaching it wrong. Don’t use a conditioner and your cuticle will be open, the moisture levels reduced, your color will fade and spilt ends get worst. If you want fullness then look at using a styling product like Sea Salt Spray by Label M or Resurrection Dust by Label M which will easily give you a level of volume that will keep you looking like the lead singer in a 60’s girl band. 

Summer Ready Hair

While we all thought that Summer was here for the past month or two well guess what, its officially summer in 48 hours and there is more heat heading our way! When it comes to our hair and skin we all suffer from dehydration and no matter what we all read about drinking lots of water at times it becomes difficult for whatever excuse we can come up with be it too busy or plain forgot. I am sure that most people think about their hair hydration only once they are in the salon ( unless your one of the rare ones and in that case congratulations ).

 

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We thought we would make your life easier by giving you a few helpful hints that is far greater than doing a name sake “hair spa” to make sure your hair is at its peak and not  like a dried up prawn.

 

  1. Hair Spa typically is a glorified conditioner, a conditioner closes the cuticle and in doing so will make your hair look and feel better however its temporary. You need to condition every time you shampoo, open the cuticle you have to close it.
  2. A massage will relax you, it won’t do anything else, especially for your hair. Yes it helps with circulation, however so does a full body massage but neither is going to brings miracles.
  3. Oiling your hair- well this is a Myth buster! Oil and water don’t mix right? Your hair is dead before it leaves your scalp, Oil doesn’t penetrate into the skin does it? Now if that isn’t enough think about adding oil on your body and standing out in the sun, it would make your skin burn right? YES same goes with your hair, even if you wash it off there is always a fine layer of residue left which will increase the heat internally and then causing dehydration.
  4. Serum – Easy answer is YES, always after you have washed and conditioned, if you hair goes flat then your using the wrong serum or too much!
  5. Leave in conditioner, again if its too heavy then change the one your using. Every time you shampoo and condition and use serum then a leave in conditioner.
  6. Shampoo Everyday? With extra heat comes perspiration, if you don’t remove that from your scalp then it can create bacteria on your scalp and therefore effect the growth. You should be using a shampoo and conditioner for your hair, if its colored then a sulphate free shampoo to reduce the color fading. Always use a conditioner. 150-200 hairs falling out per day is NORMAL.
  7. Always comb your hair with a wide tooth comb when you have the conditioner in, while your in the shower.

If this doesn’t set things straight then please go and read it again or come visit us!

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