Apparently we are hard to find, our new sign is up!

According to few people who find it difficult to open that app on your phone called “google maps” we should get a massive sign so they can see us. I know these people, they are super busy and often found sitting in the backseat, scolding the driver because they ran late and not he is meant to make a 30 minute trip in 4 minutes without breaking the law.

Well it’s fairly easy to know where we are, our location is latitude 28.582805774552337 longitude 77.22675330096877 or 117 Meherchand market, Lodhi Colony New Delhi, India. We are beside Altitude store and two doors away from Bombay Shirt Conpany.

Our phone number is 01141010011.

So if you are running late, I guess you can use the “ I couldn’t find you” or you can use GPS, google maps or call for directions, the choice is yours.

Vegans, you are going to love this!

More and more people are choosing a plant based diet rather than eating meat and whilst we are not sitting here pushing our opinion down your throat, you clicked the link so in our own defence you started it!

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We can get everything we need from plants it literally that simple and in fact our body functions better being vegan so why not do some research and see for yourself.

A lot of people are concerned and curious what food helps hair grow and to be honest if you want to have your body function to its peak it requires balance. A balanced diet covering all food groups plus looking after our body in terms of sleep, stress etc etc. a healthy growth is part what’s going on inside and what you do with it on the outside. So maintaining a clean scalp, conditioning the hair and not destroying it with heat, excessive color or styling which a lot of times is over done then think you can do a “hair spa” to fix it think again!

Hair color decoded

It’s one thing to see a photo and like someone’s hair color in a photo at the beach and another when you see the same person inside the office. Light changes everything so when you are choosing or even thinking about hair color it’s important that the images you see are realistic to your goals.

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If it’s afternoon winter sun, the hair looks warmer, if it’s inside typically will look cooler. Direct sin will reflect warmer tones and of course then you have the fact that images online most likely have been edited slightly if not a lot!

Get your hair references ready and then once you have, go through them and cut the ones out that are second choices, then you will have a more accurate idea of the hair you want!

I see your mouth moving but can’t hear what you’re saying

Don’t you have one of those people you know who just loves the sound of their own voice? It’s bla bla bla

If you love talking, come see us we know when yo insert “oh yeah” or “sounds great” but rest assured it’s only after we find out in depth about your hair.

What do you want for Christmas?

We all have wants and a lot of the time they are just that, wants certainly rarely are needs but rather wants. We live in a kind of selfish time and we all want instant gratification rather than working towards something.

So before you ramble of a list of things you want, think about what in the long list you actual need.

Maybe it’s something you keep putting off, a haircut or even just something simple like going to gym or a diet. Whatever it is do it!

It’s Photoshopped Jyoti

We love getting reference photo’s of what you like and what your dream hair would look like, seriously helps us a lot! BUT if you think you can change your hair color dramatically like this with little effort, money and time it may be best to get it photoshopped!

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Please don’t bring in your friends Instagram photos and expect us not to spill the beans and tell you that in fact her hair isn’t that color because she is level 1 in color correction on whatever app she is using this week!

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For real color advice, results and still having hair left on your head then give us a call!

Phone 01141010011

Best place in Delhi for Guys haircuts under 10k

So you are a guy 👍🏻 you drink beer, like sports and are often told your loud! You shower when someone says you smell and your more into the ladies than your self grooming.

Rod Anker at work

OMG so many issues with that it’s not even funny! But chances are you are a guy ( well 50|50 ) you have hair and get it cut every so often so where do you go? More than likely you do t google much other than the Daily AQI or no Swiggy is not considered google neither it’s what’s app buddy!

So if you need a haircut, want to look good, maybe even the best you have in years then give us a shot! We are fairly awesome and if you open another tab and search Rod Anker Salons you will see!

Phone 01141010011

Would you take food to a restaurant and ask them to cook it?

How many of you have taken your own shampoo to a salon or your own brushes? Are you the person who takes your own equipment to get your nails done? Do you take your own towel to a salon?

I guess your the same person who thinks telling the Italian chef at the hotel he doesn’t make pasta the way you like it.

If by chance you are in fact reading this and you are still thinking, so what I like what I like I guess you are either a global music sensation or the leader of the free world, then we wouldn’t bother explaining it but rather make sure we had a selfie whilst doing your hair. But let’s face it, you are neither and the products you love and want us to use are so bad I think we should be wearing gloves and hope to god no one see’s us or worse gets a photo with it in the same frame!

You wouldn’t go to a doctor with your own medicine or take your own surgical equipment to an operation would you? Sure you may know someone who can get you a great deal on that heart valve but really???

Word to the wise, whilst we respect your love for certain things or products and embrace everyone’s crazy it seems there is a limit.

You need to trust your salon, trust your stylist or find one you trust or possibly find another place to take your stuff too!

Before and after photo’s you won’t believe!

Sometimes things get so bad you really don’t see how it can get better, at the time it feels like you may as well just shave it off and start again. Below is one of those times when a little TLC ( tender loving care ) made the world of difference!

This is reality, Brocken split and faded

We took the worst parts off creating a blunt finish which made the hair look thicker!

Then we blended the roots into the mid lengths and added ash to the base color to help balance out the gold washed out color. We then gently lightened the ends using Balayagè technique to give the hair depth and shine.

Hair by Rod Anker

then we did a kindred treatment to close the cuticle and lock in some added moisture into the hair!

This is the final result, as you can see the hair looks so healthy, has shine and instantly looks better!

All this in 2 hours, how are you spending your free time?

What is in our secret sauce!

Like everything that is good, we all often wonder what it is about it that makes it they way it is, just like KFC you may be able to make it look the same but it just isn’t the same! Deep fried chicken isn’t KFC’s secret!

Do we have a hidden way of working, nope in fact we have always maintained the same conversation about being transparent and real, if you need something we will tell you, if you don’t we will also tell you! There should be nothing done unless it makes sense otherwise it’s a waste of time and money. Sounds kind of simple but sadly it’s not common place as much as we would like it to be.

Some may think that being blunt is rude, telling you that you don’t need something lazy or turn up on time so everyone enjoy’s a salon that doesn’t run late as rude. But in our defence we feel it makes the experience a win win for everyone.

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If you haven’t visited us, we are not a new salon we have been in Meherchand market for 4 years, drop in say hi and have a chat about hair or just come say hi 👋🏻

The one investment you need to pay attention too

The reality is very few will have loads of money when they retire, by the time you get there you will need 5-10 times what you thought you would. But we are not talking retirement we are more concerned with today and tomorrow!

A lot of people are not spending any time or money bettering themselves, not reading books, not attending seminars not furthering their education in life or chosen career. It needs to be said that this is your job not your employers, not some stranger you just met or not your parents, IT IS YOU that needs to invest in you! It’s not good enough to sit back and think you earned it and your time is coming, it’s not! You either move forward better yourself or step aside and make way for someone who wants to be better!

Food for thought but not too long because every meal ticket has an expiry!

Inside the shower photos

After recently reading an article that was completely wrong, even after being asked for the answers, we thought it best to share again some facts about washing your hair to set things straight. Hairdressing is doing hair and to get others opinions, whilst we welcome that with open arms its best to get hair advice from people who are qualified doing hair not your mum, aunt, vegetable guy or your plumber.

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Some say washing your hair every day can cause hair loss? 

Well the easy answer is no, however it’s wrong if you use the right shampoo and keep your scalp clean then you are doing everything to have a healthy scalp which means healthy hair growth. If you use a shampoo that is drying or too aggressive, then it can affect your scalp PH leveltherefore possible increase hair loss ( note that it won’t be the only cause and we have never seen someone go bald from shampoo fyi )

Should you water down shampoo?

Absolutely not, this is 100% false both shampoo and co dituonrr in fact should be used in damp hair and excess moisture removed before using it!

Can we apply shampoo directly to your scalp? 

Directly onto your scalp yes, isn’t that the purpose? Take from bottle into your hands then apply it directly to your scalp massage well from scalp to ends rinse and repeat if desired!

Do all chemicals damage your hair?

No, if your colouring your hair “out of a box” or trying to DIY chances are whatever you do may do damage. Colouring your hair shouldn’t cause it to look or feel damaged unless your doing other things that effect it! Don’t do home remedies thinking they are all good, some in fact cause more damage than chemicals!

If I want full hair, can I skip conditioner because that makes my hair flat? 

No, if it’s too heavy then use something specifically for your hair. Conditioner closes the cuticle of the hair ( the outside layer ) snd prevents moisture leaving the hair!

Does frizziness cause hair fall? 

Absolutely not!! Hair fall comes from inside your scalp, breakage is external. Some people have naturally frizzy hair that no product on planet earth can tame, doesn’t mean your going to be bald. Split ends eventually break off if not cut at some point!

Be careful where you get your information from, sadly a lot of wrong information is out there, do your own research and try to get advice from people doing hair. Remember, a makeup artist does makeup, a numerologist studies numbers, a builder builds houses.

Hairdressers do hair!

Autumn light for your hair

For those who have lived through seasons and craved fresh sunlight which gives a certain warmth you know what we mean when we say that warm afternoon autumn light. Sadly right now the sky is grey if not a dark shade of brown and there is no blue only in the way we feel.

Hopefully this isn’t going to last much longer and we get a glimpse of blue sky again but in the meantime it could be a sign to freshen up your hair color. Autumn balancing balayage is creating warmth by balancing out your existing color whilst still giving warmth but in variation.

If you have been putting your hair off then it’s time to get it done!

Give us a call 01141010011

Searching for a hair change?

If you have been searching for change and we don’t mean to chump change then keep reading.

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It’s easy for the days to turn to weeks, the weeks to months and before you know it’s been 2-3 years since you changed your hair! Now we hear you saying you like it and it works so why not, well your right but you wouldn’t wear the same outfit every single day would you?

Hair makes such a difference to how you feel, the way people treat you and the way you look, why wouldn’t you change and evolve your look! It doesn’t have to be dramatic it can be small changes that make a big difference!

If it’s time for change then pick up the phone and get yourself in to see us!

Phone 01141010011

Get the light this Diwali

Want to go lighter this Diwali?

So it’s not cool to set off fireworks and pollute the planet and destroy the environment so what are you going to do?

Go lighter?

Why not change your look? Doesn’t have to be dramatic, everyone is painting their house so why not a fresh look. If you want some inspiration here are some ideas from face framing color to a dramatic change!

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Your old school ways are so boring

Doesn’t seem that long ago for a lot of us there were a handful of TV stations all playing much the same nonsense at set times and we were happy or content with it! We would watch it and religiously follow it, watch tv ads buy into whatever was being sold and that was that.

Now our brains crave stimulation 24/7 and often after a few episodes or seasons we ditch a show just because it’s predictable and just boring. We want constant fresh content, hot today and cold tomorrow!

Just like that we now need to think of hair the same way, just because you have it today doesn’t mean it needs to be like that tomorrow, day after and day after, it’s boring!

Come see us and be fresh!

Phone 01141010011

Step by step in the shower

So many people put the focus on skin and cleansing your face, removing makeup and closing pores but are happy to wash hair every 3-4 days. It’s completely absurd to leave the perspiration, dirt, product and pollution on your hair and scalp for days and not have some side effects!

The growth or healthy growth of hair and maintaining it is largely linked to the PH level of your scalp. This is effected by what’s on it or rather what’s not, sure you can use product but it must be washed off daily. Sure you can workout but you must wash the perspiration directly after your workout. 

No matter how special you are or think you are, science doesn’t care. Leave it, fine because your busy and don’t want to blowdry daily then maybe you have the wrong haircut or don’t know how to manage it. If that’s the case you need to drop into your salon and ask for help because that’s what we are for!

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Home of the most expensive haircut in India

If you are like a lot of people you tend to be on a constant lookout for a bargain and let’s be honest who doesn’t like one right! On face value a product X can be cheaper at one outlet compared to another and it’s exactly the same thing ( it’s a product that is made in the same factory is exactly the same ) let’s say the new iPhone 11 can vary in prices dramatically so if you get it 10,000 cheaper then you got yourself a bargain!

Now if you just want a cheap phone that you can still call, text or check out memes then you can spend a lot less and save a lot more than 10k. Apples for apples pardon the pun!

So what is the value of a haircut or color? 

Depending on what you are after and who you ask, if you are shaving your head it’s based on experience of the service I guess but if you are after a certain look and want your hair to move and look a certain way without risk, get constant compliments and feel the best you possibly can then it’s everything!

The old saying of “its only 2 weeks between a good haircut and a bad one” is so far from reality that anyone who has had a bad haircut would agree! The difference to your personality that your hair can make is by far the quickest boost out of anything you could possibly do. Being able to get out of bed, do very little and know how to handle it so there is virtually no bad hair days gives you the confidence with your hair and look that you need to be a boss! 

Now whilst Rod May be the most expensive hairdresser in the country and has years of experience we also have a full team trained alongside him that are incredibly talented. If you have never loved your hair or get compliments rarely maybe it’s time to experience it!

Now whilst you may not have a private plane or a budget that has you in the market for one we now have EMI facility so it doesn’t need to break the bank in one go! Haircuts with Rod start at 7000 + as well as our highly trained stylists. Call the salon directly on 01141010011

Autumn hair colors you must try

The weather is changing and I’m Delhi at least the air has been the best we have seen for years! With every change of season it’s always recommend to alter your hair, even if it’s a slight change. Evolving your look every season keeps you looking fresh!

All the autumn colors are in like rust, burnt toffee, caramel, peach and many more so instead of doing the same thing everytime why not have some fun with your hair color!

EMI your hair for up to 12 months

Often it’s not the right time to get your hair done and it’s out of sync with pay day or just life got you always short. It’s ok we now have EMI on your hair! Yes so chill out and get whatever you want done and choose up to 12 months to pay!

You don’t need a credit card and you get the choice to pay over 3,6,9 or 12 months. Subject to bank and approval. So no matter how broke you are there is no reason to be putting it off now you can have the hair you want today!

Drink this and feel 8 times better immediately

Lemon water…..seriously you drank 1 bottle of Vodka and 4 beers and you actually clicked on this thinking a glass of water with a little lemon in it was going to fix your life?

Stop drinking so much, go back to bed and maybe later on get a haircut

A haircut worth 1 lakh

If you are like a lot of people you tend to be on a constant lookout for a bargain and let’s be honest who doesn’t like one right! On face value a product X can be cheaper at one outlet compared to another and it’s exactly the same thing ( it’s a product that is made in the same factory is exactly the same ) let’s say the new iPhone 11 can vary in prices dramatically so if you get it 10,000 cheaper then you got yourself a bargain!

Now if you just want a cheap phone that you can still call, text or check out memes then you can spend a lot less and save a lot more than 10k. Apples for apples pardon the pun!

So what is the value of a haircut or color?

Depending on what you are after and who you ask, if you are shaving your head it’s based on experience of the service I guess but if you are after a certain look and want your hair to move and look a certain way without risk, get constant compliments and feel the best you possibly can then it’s everything!

The old saying of “its only 2 weeks between a good haircut and a bad one” is so far from reality that anyone who has had a bad haircut would agree! The difference to your personality that your hair can make is by far the quickest boost out of anything you could possibly do. Being able to get out of bed, do very little and know how to handle it so there is virtually no bad hair days gives you the confidence with your hair and look that you need to be a boss!

Now whilst Rod May be the most expensive hairdresser in the country and has years of experience we also have a full team trained alongside him that are incredibly talented. If you have never loved your hair or get compliments rarely maybe it’s time to experience it!

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You wash your face daily but ignore your scalp?

So many people put the focus on skin and cleansing your face, removing makeup and closing pores but are happy to wash hair every 3-4 days. It’s completely absurd to leave the perspiration, dirt, product and pollution on your hair and scalp for days and not have some side effects!

The growth or healthy growth of hair and maintaining it is largely linked to the PH level of your scalp. This is effected by what’s on it or rather what’s not, sure you can use product but it must be washed off daily. Sure you can workout but you must wash the perspiration directly after your workout.

No matter how special you are or think you are, science doesn’t care. Leave it, fine because your busy and don’t want to blowdry daily then maybe you have the wrong haircut or don’t know how to manage it. If that’s the case you need to drop into your salon and ask for help because that’s what we are for!

Your hair should not be such a burden styling it, if it is then something is wrong.

Does shaving your head make you look older?

There is a lot of people that still ( yes in 2019 ) think a shaved head is bad or makes you look older. If you are loosing your hair as a guy it’s a common thought that you look less youthful and must be old. Fairly odd thought we know but it seems to be a common thought.

John Travolta with a coloured beard and a hair rug

John Travolta with a shaved head and lightly coloured facial hair

Now firstly you have to remember the older we get the lighter our skin goes so our hair can not be dark and needs to get lighter over time. Having a lot of thinning hair that you can see through it’s obvious what you have and what you don’t. Shaving it off is certainly not for everyone but it sure does scream confidence and has no age link to either amount of hair or the color!

So no matter how much hair you have or don’t have it has nothing to do with age, own it and be a boss

Avoid looking like this

How to manage the grey hair!

Typically it starts with 1 or 2 and you just style it differently then 3,4,5 and before you know there is too many to hide. You may go for an overall color to cover it 100% as the regrowth won’t be that much. With 10-20% white hair the Maintainence isn’t going to be that high, however underneath your now coloured hair it’s continually becoming more white whilst you can’t see it, it is still happening.

Everyone’s tipping point is different and everyone’s version of high maintanence hair varies. If you have to get a color every 3-4 weeks then it is fairly high maintenance or if you have to plan your week around touch-ups then it maybe time to reassess your hair color!

The older we get the lighter your hair needs to be to look natural, you may have been born with dark ( almost black hair ) but now at 45 it’s not going to look natural with every single strand of hair exactly the same color.

How to look more natural?

Create variation in your hair color, can be simply leave the ends out and take them slightly lighter or it could be a subtle balayagè to create variation. Another way is to not take the base color so dark and also take the ends slightly lighter. The best way to have make a plan is to sit with your hairstylist and discuss it in depth prior to doing it.

Don’t do what you have always done just because you have always done it.

How to save money on your hair color and still look like a boss

Getting all the facts before choosing a color is super important, you might choose something today that will affect your choices later and once it’s done it can’t be undone!

We see a lot of times when someone is starting to go grey they will want to cover the grey and still look natural, the natural color may be dark brown and away you go, problem solved. Fast forward a year and as times moves on you have more grey, you notice it growing out super fast now what was something you had to do every 10-12 weeks you have to do every 4 weeks.

Or in the cases that people want to be lighter and end up having highlights and after 1 or two times end up having to do it every 4-6 weeks.

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There is a better way to have hair color and still be low Maintainence and not be spending half of the national budget on it!

Here we go! As we get older our hair gets slightly lighter, we get grey ( or in fact it’s white ) and it happens to almost everyone. When we start colouring our hair, the goal is it to look natural and not fake, but if you keep doing the same color year after year eventually it will be too dark, the contrast between what is growing out will be so stark you will see it in s matter of days! Solution is to gradually cover it less and slightly lighter over time so you don’t get such a solid regrowth it’s that simple. Saves money, time and the overall look is softer and more natural.

When you want to go lighter but not see dark roots! Well introducing balayage, it’s not done at the roots it’s a faded color typically lighter on ends that has no demarcation mark and is only needed to be done every 3 months or longer! Whilst highlights can be still the right choice and you may love the look there are various ways to still do highlights and not end up looking fake or in need of a trip to the salon just ask us how!

No it’s not 100,000 to get your hair cut so chill.

The color that will make you feel happy, find out how!

We have all seen those kids that have brown hair and blonde ends, like they have been On a beach holiday for a month of carefree chill.

When we are kids we think it’s better if we are older and when we are older we know it was kind of easier being a kid, go figure! I guess we are always thinking grass is greener on the other side of the fence.

Balayage is taking this feeling and turning it into a color, a feeling and a mood. It’s carefree, low Maintainence and on trend right now!

So if you want to feel like a kid again, look natural and have a fresh low Maintainence color then maybe it’s time for you to see what everyone is so in love with this look!

Give us a call 01141010011

What you get when you come to us for hair

We have been thinking a lot lately on why people get things done, why we spend money, why we chase things and people even if it’s not right for us.

A lot of the time it’s boredom, sometimes it’s just plain stupid and we like being stupid and other times it’s through lack of knowing what you should chase and what you shouldn’t.

With so much information around us it’s hard to filter what’s real and what’s false, Instagram has us all feeling like a failure because for the majority of us we don’t fly around the world in a private plane and have close dinners with A list celebrities every few days. We are not wearing the latest drop from the coolest labels and your saved list of things you want is longer than your prescription from the last time you went to the dermatologist!

Whilst you may have heard the most expensive haircut in India is from us, but the reality is we often say no to things that don’t make sense for you to do. Crazy we know but because we like to be as honest as possible if it’s not the right thing to do or your expectations and reality are lightyears apart we tend to play things safe so you know what you are in for. I guess because hair is such a personal thing it’s easy to get emotional about and make poor decisions it but at the end it can make you feel unstoppable and just plain awesome if your hair works, so we take it very seriously!

You get honest, because we like to sleep at night knowing we speak the truth.

You get facts versus fiction because it’s easy to be real than put on a constant show.

You get options, if you have a budget ( like 99% of people on the planet do) we go through the cost clearly breaking it down so there is no surprises.

If that sounds too easy to be true then it’s about time you dropped in and let us do what we do!

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How to color black hair white

Grass is always greener or the hair is always ideal when it’s the opposite to what you already have right?

For those of you who have dark hair and always dreamed of having it white platinum blonde or ash grey, it can be done!

While anything is possible it all depends on your hair and the condition of it. There is no miracle color that can in one application get you white, it’s a process! The darker your hair the more gold pigment it has so it’s a process that requires patience and will irritate the scalp that’s just reality.

If your hair is healthy enough to be able to take the process then it’s possible, the process varies from person to person based on hair texture, density, current color, and condition so needs to be seen to give you an exact quote and can vary once we start depending on your hair. It’s not cheap in fact a lot say it’s expensive however the product time and expertise that is involved it is worth it to have hair you love!

Good to note that the lighter you go, the faster you see your natural hair grow out, the Maintainence is fairly simple but can involve using a toning shampoo and conditioner to maintain the perfect ash tone and keep the warmer tones from returning.

If you are interested in going white, platinum or ash blonde then drop in and have a chat to us, talk is free

Do you want healthy hair? 5 easy steps to get it

We all want to have healthy hair but a lot of you seems to struggle and have a list of reasons why it is hard as long as your arm. It’s fairly easy but we kind of think it’s so easy there will be very few who actually take it as fact but here goes anyway!

5 ways to have healthy hair!

  • Trim it every 6-8 weeks
  • Shampoo and condition daily or every second day, healthy scalp healthy hair
  • Don’t over do Color or chemical treatments!
  • Don’t over style it, too much heat in tongs or irons will eventually cause damage!
  • Use a leave in serum and moisturiser

Now book your next haircut in!

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Try this and see for yourself

They say it only takes 21 days to break a habit and let’s be honest we all have a few, smoking, drinking, complaining etc etc and more importantly our behaviour to ourselves and others!

I guess I have noticed this more in the last few years and there is no need to be angry at people, in fact it’s proven that when your being treated badly you will never be at your peak, more likely to make stupid mistakes and most likely not learn a thing.

If something isn’t working or if has gone sideways ( which things do sometimes ) stop reacting and get back on track, have a face to face with the people involved and help them see your view and talk through what happened and how it could be different.

Stay cool and be happy!

Bubbles

Tuesday mood

It’s a rare quality to be able to wake up and feel amazing, it happens but day in day out having this zest for life is a challenge for most.

We could say something like getting your hair done, or once your up and check out how well your hair is behaving after a night of romping in the sack but it’s still not going to change the fact you just don’t like waking up early.

Snap out of it, get up!

How can you get bright colors

There seems to be a very cloudy topic when it comes to getting bright colors on dark hair, for some think it’s simply putting one color on and boom 💥 well kids we thought to clear up some misconceptions so it’s clearer. Don’t forget we are always happy to help you when it comes to getting your dream color and if you drop in we can guide you, give you an idea of price etc but doing it over the phone or DM is always going to be super approximate as we need to see and feel your hair to know what it needs and if it’s possible. You don’t have to get it done then, its to give you an idea on price, time involved, Maintainence etc.

Sometimes you may have a color already in your hair that very little needs to be done to get something super cool 😎

It’s about working with what you have to make it work!

Find out how you can get the color of your dreams today!

Call Rod Anker Salons on

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The one thing you should be doing while Mercury is in Retrograde

According to a very wise and knowledgeable star gazer from Australia who has studied the Milky Way as well as knows where to find both the southern star as well as the elusive “saucepan” he says energy levels and motivation can be rock bottom during this time along with tolerance to pretty much everything. Could be the Swiggy delivery man not having change ( when do they ) or your partner not paying attention even tho you are dancing nakid in front of them. For some it’s a rough few weeks so it’s the perfect time to get yourself looking good and if all the stars align ( pun intended ) then you will end up feeling good as well!

Perfect dates according to astrology to get your hair done is 12th-31st July between 10am & 8pm so don’t delay.

Call us now 01141010011

How to do a salon visit you will love long after you leave!

For a lot of people a trip to the salon can make you feel anxious, the thought of getting something that doesn’t work on your hair is scary!

That’s why we believe in discussing expectations before we do anything, fairly often we all have an image in our mind and at times it’s difficult getting that image out into words.

The key to getting the hair you love is having the right communication before it’s done.

Come experience the difference!

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How to stop your hair sticking to everything during Monsoon

Well the weather has changed and it’s about to get wet wet wet and those fly always will be sticking all over your face and neck!

Can we stop it totally, the easy answer is no but we can keep it to a minimum with a few easy things you can do yourself!

  • When you shampoo, always condition. The more open the cuticle is the more likely it will react to the humidity
  • Use a leave in conditioner as well as your regular conditioner
  • Don’t brush your hair when it’s dry, it creates static electricity
  • Use a satin pillow case, reduces friction and static
  • Don’t overstyle your hair and by that we mean the more you use heat the more dehydrated your hair will be. Once a week is ok.
  • Whilst it’s the weather that makes us sweat you must remember to shampoo your hair to remove dried up perspiration on your scalp. Daily with a sulfate free shampoo is fine.

Try topknots and headbands this will keep it out of your face and avoid putting it up and down. Put it up and leave it up, the more you play with it the more static you are creating!

A haircut can literally change your life!

Some say it’s only 2 weeks between a good haircut and a bad one, those who truly believe that have not had a truly bad haircut.

Our personality is one thing but the perception of who you are is typically based on appearance, at least at first glance!

Self esteem changes your mindset, one of the things we all do in the morning ( hopefully ) is look in the mirror. If you like what you see, your day will be better, it’s a fact! We have all had those days we feel bloated or just flat and the day is the same. So it only makes sense the easiest way to change your mood, your attitude and your life is starting with your hair!

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Fresh hairstyles for the Gram

We all have those moments when the thoughts that come out of our mouths have absolutely no rational process or link to reality, in fact more often than not it’s just unrealistic!

A common request from people with super long hair ( anywhere from shoulders to ankles ) is ” I don’t want layers or remove anymore than 2 inches but I want it super full, I can’t blow dry it and I don’t want to use product” !

What, you think we make this up?

The longer your hair gets the heavier it is Fact #1.

Babe your hair is wrapped around your waist like a shawl at the beach, you look like your trying to break a world record! There is no face framing when you can tuck your hair into your socks Fact #2

But then the same person who wants color, who 1 year ago ( keep in mind her hair is at her knees! ) has blonde hair, got bored and coloured it BLACK now wants to go blonde! Fact #3 just because it looks natural, the color is there until it grows out!

We are not anti long hair but your expectations have to be aligned with reality when it comes to having super long hair, whilst you may love having a big mane to swing around at the club or flick into people in public places it can be just too long!

How to Go blonde the easy way

We get asked a lot “how can I get my hair light” so we decided to share with you a recent color and a little history on what we did!

About 12 months prior to the above photo, Sandra was almost black & it looked good but with her Instagram and Pinterest obsession she wanted to be light! So we did several color removing techniques and maintained the color as best we could whilst not being too agreesive and maintaining the structure of the hair.

When she came in, we bleached the ends twice for about 40 min each time to remove the gold. We then went through and lightened the roots to match. Going over the ends a third time, as this is the area with underlying gold pigment from the left over black. We then toned the entire head with a silver ash toner to counter balance the gold tones and here you go.

The hair only ever needed a trim, the strength & condition of the hair is still great and we have a beautiful soft blonde. It took 4 hours on the last sitting, that too after several lightening colors over the last 6 months. Slow and steady wins the race and the hair looks great!

If we can’t make you look good, chances are you’re Ugly

Things come and go, today’s BFF is tomorrow’s stranger and while at the time it may be sad, it’s life!

What you once considered your one true go too, turns out is as fake as the ones you shamed, but hey at the time it felt authentic and everyone saw it so it must of been real?

Chances are most probably saw through it, I guess you were clouded by the image you saw. You deleted messages explaining what it was, although not all and it was only a matter of time before it was known you actually lied, it wasn’t real. You were clever in your cover up but those photos as much as you thought they were references don’t add up!

You had it all but that one small cover up was the last straw!

Just be honest, tell the truth it’s better for everyone!

It’s not natural it’s a color and those photos to your hairdresser are not your friends!

Better than balayage, it’s the new balayage 2.1 muted and softer so you can lie to all your friends and tell them it’s natural!

Get yours!

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Hair with a little color

The question of should you do Color or leave it natural is kind of a personal choice and whilst some people only color hair if it’s going grey it can add so much to your overall look!

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The difference is dramatic!

So if you have been sitting on the fence not sure what to do with your hair then maybe a color could be the change you need!

How to get longer out of your color & not see the white hair

So you are hanging on to what you color was 5-10 even 15 years ago and people keep noticing the white regrowth every few weeks. It’s not only embarrassing but annoying, like seriously it’s not like I don’t have things you could be spending the time and money on right?!

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The longer you color your hair, the chances are the more white hair is appearing underneath it! Colouring your hair doesn’t make it go white, it’s hidden so when you see it growing out against a dark color it looks whiter than you thought.

The darker you color your hair, the more white it appears.

How can you stop this?

Easy answer is you can’t, but you can make it slightly easier by not going so dark, the less contrast against the white the longer you will get before you will have to do it again!

Should you go lighter?

Take your color 1/2 shade lighter at a go over the next 6-12 months and even add in some highlights to break the solidness of the color which will help blend in the white.

If you want to stop colouring your hair so often and tired of spending hours in the salon every 10-15 days then give us a call or drop in and see us.

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Hair color that makes you look younger!

Unless you’re 16 wanting to drink most people want to look slightly better than the best, it’s often small changes that make the biggest difference to your overall appearance.

Obviously hairstyle plays a big part in that but so too does hair color! Often overlooked and treated more as a “hide the grey” type task v’s having it treated as part of the overall look to enhance the cut.

Colouring your hair doesn’t make it grey, it hides grey and while it’s covered in color, over time more grey appears and before you know what happened it’s gone from 5-6 grey hairs to 20-30-50% grey and your regrowth is now high Maintainence.

It’s not like it’s that much of a mystery let’s be honest, your age is kind of roughly known to everyone plus or minus a few years but 99.9% know your approx age so stop thinking they don’t. Also when you ask someone ” how old do I look” it’s actually polite to minus 5-10 years in your answer, no one is going to plus 5 years unless you really want to upset them.

So how can you create a better version of you?

The secret is to stop trying so hard and stop holding on to what you had rather make the most of what you actually have now! Enhance the current dont shame it. If it’s grey, add to it don’t hide it or make it black because when you were 17 you thought you had black hair!

If you want to get some individual advice on how not to look like a fake SOB then give us a call!

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Cover image via “Baddie Winkle” who is in her 90’s and looking amazing

Hair color that makes you look older

Unless you’re 16 wanting to drink most people want to look slightly better than the best, it’s often small changes that make the biggest difference to your overall appearance. Obviously hairstyle plays a big part in that but so too does hair color! Often overlooked and treated more as a “hide the grey” type task v’s having it treated as part of the overall look to enhance the cut.

Colouring your hair doesn’t make it grey, it hides grey and while it’s covered in color, over time more grey appears and before you know what happened it’s gone from 5-6 grey hairs to 20-30-50% grey and your regrowth is now high Maintainence.

It’s not like it’s that much of a mystery let’s be honest, your age is kind of roughly known to everyone plus or minus a few years but 99.9% know your approx age so stop thinking they don’t. Also when you ask someone ” how old do I look” it’s actually polite to minus 5-10 years in your answer, no one is going to plus 5 years unless you really want to upset them.

So how can you create a better version of you?

The secret is to stop trying so hard and stop holding on to what you had rather make the most of what you actually have now! Enhance the current dont shame it. If it’s grey, add to it don’t hide it or make it black because when you were 17 you thought you had black hair!

If you want to get some individual advice on how not to look like a fake SOB then give us a call!

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Cover image via “Baddie Winkle” who is in her 90’s and looking amazing

Facts about shampoo

After recently reading an article that was completely wrong, even after being asked for the answers, we thought it best to share again some facts about washing your hair to set things straight. Hairdressing is doing hair and to get others opinions, whilst we welcome that with open arms its best to get hair advice from people who are qualified doing hair not your mum, aunt, vegetable guy or your plumber.

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Some say washing your hair every day can cause hair loss?

Well the easy answer is no, however it’s wrong if you use the right shampoo and keep your scalp clean then you are doing everything to have a healthy scalp which means healthy hair growth. If you use a shampoo that is drying or too aggressive, then it can affect your scalp PH level therefore possible increase hair loss ( note that it won’t be the only cause and we have never seen someone go bald from shampoo fyi )

Should you water down shampoo?

Absolutely not, this is 100% false both shampoo and co dituonrr in fact should be used in damp hair and excess moisture removed before using it!

Can we apply shampoo directly to your scalp?

Directly onto your scalp yes, isn’t that the purpose? Take from bottle into your hands then apply it directly to your scalp massage well from scalp to ends rinse and repeat if desired!

Do all chemicals damage your hair?

No, if your colouring your hair “out of a box” or trying to DIY chances are whatever you do may do damage. Colouring your hair shouldn’t cause it to look or feel damaged unless your doing other things that effect it! Don’t do home remedies thinking they are all good, some in fact cause more damage than chemicals!

If I want full hair, can I skip conditioner because that makes my hair flat?

No, if it’s too heavy then use something specifically for your hair. Conditioner closes the cuticle of the hair ( the outside layer ) snd prevents moisture leaving the hair!

Does frizziness cause hair fall?

Absolutely not!! Hair fall comes from inside your scalp, breakage is external. Some people have naturally frizzy hair that no product on planet earth can tame, doesn’t mean your going to be bald. Split ends eventually break off if not cut at some point!

Be careful where you get your information from, sadly a lot of wrong information is out there, do your own research and try to get advice from people doing hair. Remember, a makeup artist does makeup, a numerologist studies numbers, a builder builds houses.

Hairdressers do hair!

Keep it simple haircare

You may think you have hidden your recent purchases from your partner but we know you have an obsession for the ongoing hunt for the best fix for your hair! If you keep swapping and changing things, could be a shampoo or even a diet the chances of getting any positive results are fairly low!

There is no set formula or set of products that suit everyone and it’s important to understand just by using an “extra body” shampoo or a “smooth & shine” if your hair isn’t cut to enhance, volume or sleek it possibly will be useless trying to fix it with a shampoo!

What you need is a good shampoo that will help your scalp be clean without stripping it and making it dry, a shampoo that will cleanse scalp and hair but not strip moisture & color.

Depending on your shampoo pattern and your hair and scalp but a sulfate free shampoo additionally a deep cleansing shampoo ( tucked away in the cupboard for every 2nd or 3rd shampoo day) plus a conditioner suitable for your hair type. For those with longer hair, keep a wide tooth comb in the shower to get the knots out while the conditioner is in.

Finish with a leave in serum and if needed, a leave in conditioner depending on your hair type and texture.

If you need more help drop in and see us, don’t keep filling up your cupboards endlessly.

Looking for something fresh for your hair

Have you ever asked yourself why your hair is a certain way? Why do you keep going back to the same style day after day, visit after visit to the hair salon? It could be because it works, it’s easy, it’s suits you or it could be just because you are used to doing your hair a certain way.

If you have ever changed it and we don’t mean dramatic ( often even a styling change can make s huge difference ) you will know you get a boost of energy and a new zest for life!

Here are some fresh bob’s and styled differently for your busy life!

Why not get a boost of energy and a fresh look while your at it!

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Hack to beat the Faceapp

You must have seen the faceapp old photos making you instantly 30,40,50 years older and freaked out a little so here is an easy way to beat it!

A lot of the time it’s attitude so chill but it is also about changing things up, the older we get the less likely we are to change too much. It becomes more than a habit, it’s almost a belief that we are a certain way. It’s not and you should change things up from time to time to keep yourself interested in you! After all it’s refreshing when you do something new, you feel young!

Now while a little hose off might help, especially for some it may require a complete change of what you have been doing!

Often we can get in a rut, this is the way you have been doing things forever and that’s the way it is kind of attitude. Well sooner or later you need to let routine go and change, evolve. It doesn’t have to be scary or drastic, it can be slight changes over time to eventually give you a new look!

If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you already have!

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How to get more shine in your hair!

We know at some stage of your hair life, you have longed to have that eternal shine in your hair that people comment on and long for!

You most likely have been exposed to so many products that claim to be able to do it for you and it’s still not happening, here are a few things you need to do to not only have shiny hair but healthy!

  • Use a sulfate & paraben free shampoo ( we use and recommend Alfa Parf Milano ) shampoo once a day if you live in a hot polluted area and always condition.
  • Use a leave in water soluble serum, we use and recommend Alfa Parf Milano Cristali Liquid. Few drops when out of the shower and few on mid lengths and ends after it’s dry.
  • Only comb your hair in the shower with the conditioner in, the conditioner acts as a lubricant and won’t aggravate that that hair.
  • Trim your hair every 6 weeks, yes you must remove the ends regardless of desired length.
  • Don’t over color it! Easy to say but we find ourselves saying no to a lot of people that think they need color when in fact they don’t.
  • You can use heat tools but not daily. Use 2-3 times a week but not more than that.
  • When blow drying, use the cool setting to sooth the cuticle, this reduces swelling and seals it immediately, adding more surface area to shine!

There are several other things that can help and in this image we used a clear gloss to seal the color in and adds shine, it’s totally beautiful shiny hair that if looked after at home will not need much Maintainence.

If you need help with your hair, or have a question about how to get healthy hair then drop in or give us a call!

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The easy guide to get the hair you want!

Getting your hair done exactly the way you want is hard and at times impossible and it seriously shouldn’t be. While some go down the “let me tell the hairdresser what to do step by step” and others say very little and hope for the best.

We believe that there is a middle ground and as Artists that are being asked to create art on your hair we have a detailed consultation prior to doing anything.

Look for a hairstylist that you feel comfortable with, stalk them on google and social media after all that’s what it’s for! Once you have done your research and happy then make a booking and follow the below!

There can be differences in terminology and filters so we go out of our way to synchronise to ensure we are all on the same page before starting. Typically everyone’s version of short, long, medium, blonde and brown is and will always be very different. It’s like a woman with waist length hair that’s black telling a hairstylist with a shaved head that’s bleached platinum white she wants it short and light! You really have to understand the filters which everyone’s is different!

Here are a few things to get you ready for your next Salon Visit

  • Reference photo’s, ideally 2 or 3 but remember a few things here. Don’t randomly save photos that don’t match or have any synergy with each other. If you have a direction be clear in your thoughts. Keep in mind the majority of images on line have or at least could be edited in tone, shade and reflection so try and get few options of the same tone to be sure.
  • Maintainence and upkeep have to be a point of discussion. While you may love a certain look, you may also not be prepared to be locked into 3-4 week visits. Keep in mind cost & time to upkeep, if you are ok with it then it’s fine. Usually a similar effect may be able to be achieved that’s less Maintainence, ask for options.
  • If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you already have.
    • If you want it to look natural, understand it needs variation in tone and hue, both vertically as well as horizontally, no one’s hair is naturally all the same color and tone from roots to ends!
    • When you are getting a haircut, it’s important that you are honest when it comes to styling it, we can cut it in such a way it moves in the direction you want it too and we will show you how to manage it. If you intend not to do anything, then tell your hairstylist so we can help find a style and plan that ticks that box for you.
    • Trust us, if you have done your homework and found us, trust that we know what we are doing. It may take us several visits to get the desired result due to condition and maintaining the integrity of your hair but understand we don’t over promise, we will always be keeping it real to ensure the end result speaks volumes about our work.

    Hope that helps and remember, consultations are free!

    Where are we located

    We are posting this as it has Come increasingly popular to DM us and ask for our location so it’s clear that some have trouble locating that information on Facebook or Instagram so here it is!

    117 Meherchand market

    Lodhi Colony

    New Delhi

    Surprisingly if you type ” Rod Anker Salons” into google maps it will guide you to our front door. Or if you still are having trouble call 01141010011 💕

    How much is a color

    First off let’s just all agree that everyone has a budget for most things in life. It’s not just you it’s us too so this is simply to explain more clearly why Hair Salons can only give you a guesstimate when it comes to over the phone or DM, that too won’t be accurate because chances are your hair is not standard.

    When you color your hair, it’s done taking into consideration the texture of your hair ( thickness of strand, porosity of the hair & density of the hair ). It’s also then the previous colors that you have had & the condition of the ends and the overall length that are a deciding factor on what needs to be done to achieve your desired result.

    It is impossible without seeing your hair in person to give you an exact price, similar to asking a restaurant what’s the cost to fill your tummy!

    So if it’s hair color your after, yes we do it and we consider ourselves brilliant in this department don’t hesitate to drop in and talk to us, it’s free and we can then give you a quote and you can go home and think about it.

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    Why is your salon so basic?

    Most people are taken back when they come to the salon, what you see is what you get. We don’t have hidden cupboards or agenda’s other than creating hair that you love and can recreate yourself.

    Our approach is simple, if you are better off with it, we will tell you. If you are not then we won’t. If your hair dreams are pink or mermaid then we will share ways to get it, if it’s beach waves you can easily do at home, we will teach you that too.

    We don’t do “packages” we don’t do “deals” we don’t have “memberships” or buy 3 get 2 free schemes because we believe in transparency and you maintaining the choice. If you want real solutions for your hair from an Internationally trained team that knows the difference between a flat white and a short black then come. If you want to be called Mam and tell us how to do your hair then keep walking.

    We love doing hair and love making people happy so basically if you are a grump and nothing makes you happy, not even waking up to rainbows and unicorns with breakfast in bed then I guess we aren’t the place for you.

    If this sounds refreshing and you actually want awesome hair

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    Can India hair go white, pink or green?

    Hair doesn’t know if it’s from India, Sri Lanka or China it’s not memory foam it’s dead keratin. Like a lot of things, magic can happy but needs to be done carefully. The darker the hair the more warmth it has in it so the more difficult it is to go super light ( doesn’t meant you can’t just means more time and thought is involved)

    Hair color is our speciality and we pride ourselves in achieving beautiful colors that you will love years after it’s gone!

    We have seen our fair share of colors that have gone wrong, half done ash blonde that’s left gold not platinum and we have fixed them all.

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    Lir

    Awoka

    Bharat

    Eric

    Santu

    Rather than keep shopping around until someone tells you what you want to hear ( be it price, time constraints or feasible) talk to us and let’s see if it’s possible to have the color you have always dreamt of!

    Who wants platinum blonde hair?

    Yes the resolution of this meme isn’t good but then again either was your last attempt to go Platinum!

    A lot of you beautiful people call or drop in and ask for platinum blonde like it’s in a box out back, it’s not.

    To go blonde is one thing, to go white is a more complex task ( not impossible but not a 20-30 min job, nor is it a cheap thrill ). It can be done typically on Indian hair that is in good condition would require 2-3 sittings over a few days. We do this over a few days for a number of reasons, firstly to lighten your hair that much requires bleach which is fairly aggressive both on the scalp as well as the hair. As the hair is lightening the color molecule is shrinking and will expand over 24-48 hours so the color you get straight away will be more gold or yellow after a few days. We need to let the scalp PH level get back to normal before doing it again for s long lasting platinum color.

    After 2-3 applications it’s then we tone the hair to the desired shade. Is it something you can rush? Well look at the photo above and if you think you know better, please go right ahead but in reality the answer is no you can’t. If you have had a lot of previous color then your hair may not even be able to take the process anyway.

    Best to get an opinion or two from various salons before taking the risk.

    When your color lasted as long as your tinder date

    There are times when an awesome color washes out faster than some of your Tinder dates last but there are some simple ways to help it stay longer. ( the color that is )

    Now a permanent color only is as good as the condition of your hair generally so if your hair is shot to pieces ( aka destroyed ) you need to firstly work on that before thinking of changing things up too much. We have all seen someone’s ends dramatically faded a few weeks after a color, it’s because the hair condition is not good enough to hold color. The cuticle May be destroyed so much no matter what you do it simply won’t hold.

    Here are a few things you can do to help yourself ( just like you need to do after that hook up )

    • Use Sulfate free shampoo – Sulfate is the detergent that can strip color!
    • Regular trims – removes split and damaged ends preventing split ends to travel up the hair shaft
    • Don’t over heat your hair – dehydrates it and causes split ends and melting of the hair nothing on this planet can fix!
    • Avoid too much sun, it bleeches the hair.
    • Avoid using any kind of oil, yes yes we said don’t use oil. It increases the heat of your hair and will dehydrate ( even if it’s only small deposits left after shampooing it )it not add anything to it! It may look shinny from the coating but will be rough.
    • Get yourself a clear gloss color over your color, it seals it in and helps dramatically hold the color!

    Now if it’s still fading come see us and let’s work out why!

    Looking for a hair solution to your problems?

    Between google and all the DIY hair stories you have read or been told by your grandmother nothing seems to be working. Well doesn’t matter where you look on line the issue should be talked about with the people who know hair better than anyone….. your hairstylist.

    Now some will confirm the stories and some will give you practical advice the choice is yours. If you are after an opinion don’t hesitate to get in touch, remembering to give advice on something we need to see it in order to properly asses it. Advice is free by the way ❤️

    Getting the perfect Instagram shot

    We have all become a little obsessed with what we post and how we post it, from the filters of choice to what we share and it’s fairly common to only share the good bits so we all feel like everyone else is living a life of luxury or excess.

    Now this color and blow out is awesome, no surprise there considering we did it lol but the variation in color from reality to the screen here is obvious. This photo above has no filter, no adjusting just straight out of the camera it was taken, it’s what you see is what you get. Color by Rod blow out by Mohit

    The image that was taken from the phone is below.

    As you can see the variation in color is fairly extreme, again this is directly from the phone ( it’s fairly accurate to her hair and we love it ) Now let’s take a little warmth out and see the difference.

    Getting the right blonde in reality is a lot harder than using an editing app and sometimes it simply is impossible if the integrity of your hair won’t allow it.

    Just like life, there is good and bad, warm and cool and while one day you might be celebrating an amazing achievement the next day you might be dealing with a blocked toilet and no electricity….but I guess that doesn’t look good on your feed?!

    So before you draw to conclusions about others life or lifestyle know that images on line do not make the person!

    If you want selfie ready hair then obviously yes come see us.

    Action image shot by Jason

    Life’s a beach

    Ever been on a beach holiday in winter and thought, sure it’s great but would be better with color?

    It’s true, adding color makes a world of difference! Same with your hair, colouring it dark brown because you think every strand should be the same color is so boring and incredibly un- natural.

    Hair should have variation in color from roots to ends as well as strand to strand. Doesn’t have to be bold, doesn’t have to be in your face but has to be there if you want it to look natural.

    Get yourself a hair consultation from us and see how we can make s difference to your look!

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    The only time it’s ok to come early

    The need to say this again is sad but the reality is we know a lot don’t read so we thought we should update for those busy people.

    The term “sorry I come early” whilst it isn’t something most people want to hear, for us it is!

    We work on appointments and when we block a time for you, we do so we have enough time to do your hair properly, so you will love it. When you come late ( in this situation ) you make many others run late and inconvenience the smooth running and mojo of the salon. We don’t rush you, out work or make others wait so if you have a booking, respect time, us, you and the process and come early!

    We know traffic can suck, it happens but for 99% of our clients they also know and plan accordingly so to be fair we pride ourselves in creating beautiful hair and not rush jobs which look hideous and sprinkled with regret.

    When your so called balayagè looks like something you want to flush

    It’s no secret that Instagram has made it look like some things are super easy, from making cakes that will make you cream your pants or sky diving off a cliff but one thing that is certain, Balayage is not a DIY type of thing.

    If you want it done properly go to a professional salon it’s that simple. No it’s not just like colouring for to dot Susan, it’s creating art freehand and no not after a night out on turps ( although have done it and was all good ).

    Thinking about getting away from foils and getting something more natural then come have a chat with us.

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    What face framing color looks like!

    Often it’s hard to explain things so we use multiple tool to try to explain what a certain look is. Here is a perfect example of face framing color, slightly more color around the face than the rest of the hair, it opens up the face ( unless you wear it all over your face )

    The darker the hair is naturally the less light you would take it, it’s meant to be subtle and not a highly visible effect rather a shift of color that enhances the overall look!

    So if you are after a color that you want to go out and show it off then give us a call 01141010011

    The real reasons why your color washes out!

    Your goal was mermaid hair or it could have been just a nice vibrant color either way it’s not going to last unless you look after it!

    There are numerous reasons why your color might fade and here they are, they are all important and some colours just won’t last long even though you think you are doing everything right.

    • Shampoo is super important and if you are using a harsh shampoo then it will strip the color faster than you can get yourself a selfie. Use a Sulfate free shampoo!
    • Conditioner, yes girl you like it full, good for you but if you don’t close your cuticle then the color which you put inside the hair will wash out because the cuticle ( the outside later which gets closed by using conditioner ) is left open for the color to fade!
    • If your hair has been abused to the point it’s Brocken chances are no matter what you do the color simply won’t take let alone stay in.
    • If you are using an anti dandruff shampoo, kiss your color goodbye!
    • Over exposure to sun, salt water lightens the hair and removes color.
    • Too much excessive heat ( irons and over drying )
    • Using oil will cause the cuticle to expand damaging the strength ( sure it may make it look shinny) but will in turn cause the color to escape.
    • If your ends are split and you constantly don’t want to remove split ends chances are the color on the ends will fade faster than the rest!
    • Too much prior chemical treatments your cuticle will not have the strength to close and the color will fade.

    So if you have taken the time and money to get a color then protect it so it looks good as long as possible.

    Why hair color is important!

    Most of you who have ever searched YouTube a make up tutorial you will be familiar with the term “contouring” with make up, its the use of lighter and darker shades to to define or highlight areas of the face be it jaw line, cheek bones etc. This has now moved into assisting in creating the perfect color specifically for your face shape. Everyone has a different face shape and hair texture so its important when you are choosing what color you are going to do that you get the right advice, not just based on what’s in but also what would suit you best after a consultation from the experts.
    Its about choosing light and dark tones in certain areas to create depth or shadow on the face and can completely change the way you look! If you are looking for a trend that is unique then look no further because this will not only be on point but bring out the best version of you possible.

    Lets look at a few various face shapes so it makes it a little easier to understand how this will change the way you color your hair forever!

    When we look at an Oval face we have to expand it a little so it’s about creating lighter shades on the lower lengths and on the underneath of the sides and deeper or darker shades on the top to give the illusion of a slightly wider face

    Round face shape, The goal here is to stretch out the look, so adding depth to the ends and lightening around the hairline will do exactly that and give you a more elongated look

    Square, Again it is about bringing proportion to the shape, accentuating the length and softening the lines using lighter and darker shades around the ears which adds interest and softness.

    Heart shape, Lightening around the jawline will soften the jawline and the lower section of the face, the top layers should be slightly lighter to take the eyes away from the width.

    Its never about trying to be someone else, its only ever about trying to be the best version of you possible. If you are coloring your hair and if by chance its a block color then your doing it all wrong, naturally no one has the same color on every strand on their head from roots to ends, its incredibly artificial making hair contouring is the go to technique to either make you look naturally hot or over the top crazy ( the same thing can be done with bright colors be it pastel pink, reds, blues etc )

    When you wish you could be yourself

    It’s always a battle when choosing to be yourself, do whatever you like and what others will think. Honestly it shouldn’t be, if you always try to make others happy when will it be your time to be happy?

    Doesn’t matter if it’s pink hair, going short, wearing the clothes you want, choosing the job you want, dating the person you love or whatever. Be happy with you, make decisions for you. Maybe, just maybe the people around you are not supporters of the decisions but it’s your life!

    Not having black hair could save your life!

    We are here to inform, educate and help you live with beautiful hair!


    Be warned, that having hair that is the same color as your stove top can get you toasted literally!

    Choose your hair color only at professional salons and please don’t think that choosing a number from a shade card is all you need to know, its not!

    Why your weekly hair spa is not going to fix anything

    So you’ve destroyed your hair by doing every chemical treatment on the planet because, well because you were told it was needed now they tell you “Mam you need a weekly hair spa” then have the nerve to tell you if you buy 5 you get one free. Like oh we ruined it but to fix it we can save you some money 😫


    Problem is if your hair is that fried no amount of treatments will bring it back to life. Prevention is the best treatment yet very few value the word NO when it comes to getting what you want. Now sure there are products that can artificially rebuild the structure of your hair to some extent and will most definately help but a hair spa? Nope it’s basically conditioner in a jar labelled “hair spa” which is a superficial product and won’t do anything much after you have walked out of the salon.

    Some salons put you under a steamer, telling you it opens the cuticle and helps penetrate. What it does is swell the hair by heating it up causing the cuticle to feel smooth until the swelling goes down. Yep you think wow it feels better but in fact the next day after you wash it, it’s exactly the same.

    Healthy hair is hair that has been looked after by proper applications of color, regular trims and good hair care regime. Just because a salon offers a treatment or service doesn’t mean you should do it.

    Prevention is better than cure any day, no down time! We may say no to you to do certain things but it is for your own good!

    How we like to work

    In any salon in any part of the world things work differently but in most salons, you make a booking at a certain time, turn up ( on time ) get your hair done and the world keeps rotating.

    Sadly there is the odd occasion we all can run late, it happens and we understand, the odd occasion we do too.

    When this happens we call you and would like to think you would do the same, if we are booked out then we will schedule another time that suits both you and us. All this sounds very civil and realistic I know, even more sadly people with a 45 min booking either don’t call or answer the phone when we call or call an hour later and tell us they are running 10 min late because of traffic.

    We hold appointments for 10 min then if we can’t get hold of you, you haven’t called then we will take another booking in place of you. When we have a list of people who want that slot it’s not fair not too.

    Now repeat this twice and we can’t make bookings for you, you will have to drop in and try your luck.

    If you have a booking and don’t pick up our reminder ( so you can keep the booking maybe but maybe not kind of attitude) at the end of that day we cancel it if we have not been able to get in touch ( we will try calling you three times ). We will give that time to someone else.

    Please respect our time as much as we love doing hair, we can’t operate blocking times and not having people turn up because the traffic, kids, dogs, maids, driver or whatever creative excuse you can imagine. We are humans and get it but there is two sides to the coin. ✌🏻❤️

    Mushroom balayage

    Once you have decided the technique of balayage you are left with the color and the amount to choose from. It can end up being either too much ( in a lot of cases ) or you may think not enough.

    The idea of balayage in itself is subtle and given the fact that it isn’t done at the roots it is meant to be a more natural approach to colouring. Do you go ash, can it go ash, should you still be a warm blonde. All these questions can be talked about when you are consulting the stylist depending on your skin tone and the overall look you had in mind.

    Yes it’s cool and if it is done the right way can last months and months before you need to do it again.

    Are you bubbles removing color?

    Chances are, (unless you are living under a rock) you know what SLS or Sodium Laureth Sulfate is, if you don’t in lame terms it’s detergent. A lot of shampoo’s have it, washing detergent has it along with floor cleaner, car degreaser and the list goes on.

    It creates the mass of bubbles, it also can remove the expensive color quicker than you expect!

    While a Sulfate free shampoo will still bubble and clean it uses natural surfactants to cleanse that is more mild on hair and skin and will maintain your color and condition of hair and skin.

    Flip the bottle over and read the ingredients to know more!

    Why your Balayage looks like a bad Ombré

    If you have ever been out on the social circuit ( yeah it’s a circuit ) in delhi you would have seen it worn by a few very well spoken ladies, in fact maybe your friends Auntie, or mine who knows! The reality to get a good Balayage is not hard but you you continually do it, it ends up looking like a Solid mass of gold!

    Now unless you are one of those style freaks that likes to match your shoes with your bag and trying to get the hair in the same family of tone ( please don’t ) you need help!

    Neither of these photos have filters or have been adjusted in any way btw

    A lot of the time the problem is the hairstylist in fact did what you asked for, rather than saying no. Sometimes when your hair is dark and you all want ash blonde, it’s more complex than a simple Balayage so needs a firmer understanding of color, lightening and the underlying tones that your hair will throw off as it gets lighter.

    What we did here is reverse Balayage ( darker color ) then a smokey ask toner over it to blend it. We think it looks great!

    If you have gone too far and it’s looking like trash or need help, pls call us on 01141010011

    You want Art but it’s too expensive

    One sure way not to get the color of your dreams is to get on the phone and call every salon asking for a deal! In fact it’s the one sure way not to get it!

    Creating the color rarely involves pulling a tube off the shelf and putting it in a bowl and applying it on your hair. There is more to colouring hair that that. Everyone’s hair reacts differently and depends on what your hair has in it at the time ( pre color, oil treatments, prior color history, condition, underlying color etc etc ).

    Now no one walks into a store and randomly picks something off the shelf without asking the price unless it’s the dollar store so we get it. If you would like a certain color the best thing to do is drop in and speak to us and see how much and in fact if it’s possible because sometimes going from black to ash white in under an hour is not possible and not so cheap!

    We cut hair not prices!

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    Blended Balayage is your new Side piece

    Things come and go, today’s BFF is tomorrow’s stranger and while at the time it may be sad, it’s life!

    What you once considered your one true go too, turns out is as fake as the ones you shamed, but hey at the time it felt authentic and everyone saw it so it must of been real?

    Chances are most probably saw through it, I guess you were clouded by the image you saw. You deleted messages explaining what it was, although not all and it was only a matter of time before it was known you actually lied, it wasn’t real. You were clever in your cover up but those photos as much as you thought they were references don’t add up!

    You had it all but that one small cover up was the last straw!

    Just be honest, tell the truth it’s better for everyone!

    It’s not natural it’s a color and those photos to your hairdresser are not your friends!

    Better than balayage, it’s the new balayage 2.1 muted and softer so you can lie to all your friends and tell them it’s natural!

    Get yours!

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    The home of freehand color

    Do we do color too, yes we do in fact we are kind of known for it. With Rod being named colourist of the year by Vogue few years back and the International experience we know our stuff!

    If Balayage is something and you have been saving photos until your phone is full then it’s time you dropped in and spoke to us about it.

    01141010011 or shoot us a DM

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    Babe you look stupid, please stop using these app’s

    We all have someone on our following that is obsessed with these face smoothening apps, they actually think they look good still!

    Newsflash, your in your 50’s or at least we thought you were but these app’s make you look 65 and desperate so stop it! Yes you, stop it!

    If you hadn’t noticed the world has become a lot more authentic and anyone who knows you or you know them, let them see the real you!

    I’m trying to grow it so why would I get a haircut?

    Here is the thing, you want to grow it but you still need to cut it every 6 weeks!

    I know what your thinking and if you maintain less being cut off then obviously it will still get longer, makes sense right?

    What happens when you don’t remove split or damaged ends is that the split travels up the hairshaft and more is needed to be cut off. The frayed, Brocken ends make it look dry, out of shape and behave badly ( more than a 3 year old coming off a sugar high ).

    Trim every 6 weeks, even if it’s half of what has grown or less, as your hair grows it will be healthy. Prevention is better than cure!

    How to shop for new hair

    Every now and then we get bored with our clothes, work, routine, life and everything just becomes bla. Its sometimes your perception of what you think versus reality but it still has the same effect, you feel flat.

    That stupid saying that ” Change is as good as a holiday” is utter bollocks, give me a beach holiday and keep my hair looking the same anyday ( but I guess it has some merit, since it’s about escaping). If you have never had a change of style, semi drastic then you have never felt the immediate power boost to your inner self, that’s if it suits and done correctly.

    There is a very simply rule of thumb we go by and it works 90% of the time, to be able to get you in the right head space if you are unsure of what change you are after.

    Firstly understand you don’t have to know what you want, that we can work out with you ( a good hairstylist will ask a lot of questions, almost more than the FBI ). What you do need to know is, you want a change. Sounds odd hearing this, we know but often we get people who don’t want anything off the length, no layers, no bangs, no color change but desperate for a change. 😳

    Susan, if you don’t change something we can’t change anything.

    Drop in speak to us and let us work it out!

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    Find out what is the best color for you

    When you want to get a color, it’s always a trade off between what is hot and on trend as well as high Maintainence right? After all no one wants a color they need to redo every few weeks, that’s just not practical or cool!

    The trick is using multiple tones to add the overall color, the use of varies shades adds depth and texture ( possibly the most over used word ). If it’s highlights you are looking for then using two different colours it changes the way it looks dramatically but yet keeps it low Maintainence. If you go for one color, chances are with less variation the natural hair will be visible faster.

    With balayage you are best to keep it to one color and don’t go as light, it looks best when it’s more natural and as if it’s happened over time in the sun. Don’t get fooled by thinking more is better, less is best when colouring your hair typically.

    How to reduce your color fading

    So you have saved up spent hours in the salon and you love the color only to find it wash out or the intensity has washed out after a week. We hear this often and typically one of the biggest causes is wrong shampoo!

    Sulfate or SLS will strip the tone of the color faster than anything else, use a sulfate free shampoo!

    Yes we stock it, in fact all our shampoo is SLS free.

    Wash & Go

    It’s no wonder we don’t get time to head to salons like we used too years back, life is jam packed and getting the basics ticked off is hard enough let alone “me time” in a salon right?

    It’s one of our things, if you want to call it that. We don’t create a “blow dry” culture with the work we do, not intentional and yes we do blow dry’s but our cut isn’t meant to be forced fed dry or into place.

    I’m sure a lot of you have been to a salon and had not one not two but maybe even three people tugging at your hair all at the same time, certainly not relaxing or good for your hair. A good cut should move and to some extent sit into place with little effort.

    Gone are the days of overdone hair that is more like an extra from a old English black and white movie, it looks old.

    Saying all that, if you eat your hair done, drop us a message on Facebook or Instagram or give us a call, promise you will enjoy it.

    Have you been wanting Balayage hair color?

    There is always a trend hair color or technique that paths the way for new things. Balayage hair color has been one of those trends that has taken over almost every instagram and Facebook post for over a year now!

    If you have been saving every form of balayage for a while now then maybe it’s time to try this hair color now?

    Balayage can be done in almost any color, can be bold or traditionally more subtle but the choice is yours depending on your hair. Remember the more you do the more Maintainence you have.

    Before you ask the cost understand it depends on length, density of your hair, condition and end result so it’s best for us to see you face to face and we can quote you accurately. Consultations are free!

    Give us a call 01141010011

    Tea bagging

    Ok so I guess some know some don’t but it’s irrelevant right now so google it and thank us later for the smile.

    Yes if you come to us, we have amazing coffee, fresh ground latte’s but we do use Tea Bags in case you wondered.

    We use, we don’t do

    Do not try this at home

    Because we all like to be rebels, the moment you hear this you may be already planning on giving it a shot. Certain things are harmless to try a DIY and certain things are not, after all I guess years of study there are things that will be taught you can’t get from a 3 1/2 minute YouTube video ( but then again who knows right!)

    Things not to try yourself

    • Plastic surgery
    • Replacing your hard drive
    • Refilling gas cylinders
    • Knee replacement
    • Botox
    • Dental work
    • Cutting or colouring your own hair
    • Giving your self a hair transplant ( or kidney transplant for that matter )
    • A tattoo
    • Waxing your Va-jay-jay
  • And no I didn’t slip the hair ones in to be all dramatic, we have seen some whoppers come try and fixing it after things have gone terribly wrong. Understand some things are better done by someone who does it for a living after studying for years.
  • What to do when your hair has gone for a toss

    Have you ever got to the point where your hair has had so much done to it, to try and make your life easier yet everything you do is making it worse?

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    It needs rescuing, it needs someone to tell you to stop, reassess and work out the smartest way to get you back in track. Keep in mind a lot of salons motivations are to add cash in till versus actually fixing the problem, a lot of the time to fix the problem it will involve not doing what you want and you not getting things your way ( that’s why it’s hard to hear sometimes and you may search for a faster result, which doesn’t exist ).

    We find a lot of clients come to us after trying to get their dream hair after they have had a series of expensive ” it’s going to solve all your problems” services. Good or bad, we are know not to sugar coat much, what you see is what you get!

    When your not feeling your best and someone tells you something will fix it, you tend to believe them because they are the professionals after all but no matter where you live, you really need to do your fact checking first. I would always suggest google but again you need to filter that too, a lot of companies pay people to slag off other companies online ( I know right 😂) so some amount of common sense is involved when looking and it’s always advisable to get a face to face ( it’s free ) and get opinions.

    Who even calls anyone

    Honestly most of you probably don’t even use your phone to call anyone anymore, laptops are hardly used and most of our work is done from your mobile. Shit I’m writing this on my phone, uploading images and posting it from bed.

    When we think about work and marketing it’s completely a waste of time almost having a landline number, in fact at home I don’t have one, who even does anymore.

    With 70-80% of our bookings now being done via DM’s on social media it means we are open 24/7 which is cool, hard work but cool. It’s honestly great to be connected to everyone all the time, sure eventually we all need some time off but if it’s 11pm on a Saturday night and you decide you want to get your hair done the next morning then it’s easy AF to slide a DM and wait.

    Sure if the business isn’t going to answer for 24 hours then it’s useless but if it all works then it’s solid gold!

    Slide away!

    When you hair isn’t what it used to be

    Remember back when you were 23 life was gold, you could stay out till 4am drink like a fish, eat whatever you want and still be on top of your game at 10am?

    Well your now a little older and that type of life, even the thought of it makes you feel sick just thinking about it. Guess what, as you get older things change, yep sure you always bagged people who used to have a bad back or struggled after s big night but that’s you now!

    Your hair at 19 is never ever ever going to be the same when you are 25-30-35 or 50 and no matter how many times you tell yourself, or us it’s not going to change it! It’s life and your body changes, can you turn the clock back….. in short no. Yes there are products and diet that may help marginally to ensure the best possible hair but it’s not going to be the same ever again!

    Moral of the story?

    Enjoy what you have, when you have it, embrace change and make the most of what’s in front of you. No matter what, tomorrow won’t be the same as it is today, it’s change and you need to be happy your alive.

    See real time photos of these celebrities getting their hair done?

    Now maybe because I didn’t grow up here or maybe because I’m naturally ignorant but I’m kind of blazè when it comes to Bollywood ( sorry ). By that I mean I would barely wait in a line for French fries let alone to see someone’s face. In fact even if I was 5 years old waiting to sit on Santa’s knee for that traditional photo in the shopping centre, I still don’t think I would bother.

    Having the chance to meet some amazing people some work in offices, some outside and some in movies, sorry to break your bubble….they are, we are, all the same.

    Therefore we don’t go down that route of posting photos, unless it makes them more normal that is.

    And whoever can eat a Hamburger like this boss Chrissy Teigen then deserves every bit of shoutout possible.

    If your celebrity crush can’t woof down a quarter pounder like a boss, are they even crush worthy? Ask yourself that!

    If it’s dying you need to change what your doing or throw it out

    We all hold onto things that aren’t working or don’t fit, could be because you like the idea of it or it could be you are scared of the options. Either way at some point you have to just let it go. If your plant is dying you don’t just sit there and watch it die do you?

    Now we aren’t saying shave your hair off, although for some you absolutely should. What we are saying is don’t hold on to it and expect things to miraculously change.

    If you always do what you always done, you will always get what you already have!

    In other words, nothing will change until you do, it’s really that simple. So if your holding on thinking things are about to change, chances are they won’t unless you change first.

    How to not to get out the knots

    Well in our quest to make sure we cover everything, leaving nothing out we wanted to give a big shout to the basics which we see are s new thing in some salons and bathrooms!

    We are talking about how to remove knots!

    Now it’s not a new thing to start from the bottom, but some people just like to rip it out like it’s a birthday present or something but it’s not! Combing directly from the roots whilst you have these tangles will cause damage to your hair and possibly break, split and create so much drama in your hair that only scissors will fix it!

    So make sure you start from the bottom and remove the knots as you work up the hair, another amazing invention is this little beauty, the Tangle Teezer which will get the knots out quicker than the sale items being sold out at the season end Sale at Zara.

    Check out Tangle Teezer

    What Ash blonde actually looks like and how to get it

    It’s a fairly common request ” I want to be ash blonde” typically like it’s ordering a pizza with little understanding what’s involved or if it’s even possible. After all that’s our job so we are cool with it, but want to shed some light on the facts about it.

    Now without getting overly technical the above photo is not on dark hair, the base color is lighter and has a slightly warmer tone, the highlights however are ash so the two combined give you what you are seeing not the individual “ash” color.

    The darker you are the more gold/red pigment your hair has & will throw off when it’s lightened.

    To get “ash” your hair must be lightened ( it doesn’t come out of a tube, it’s a process and not typically a short one either ) and to keep the hair in one piece would require 2-3 applications then toning. Sadly I have seen foils being done and irons or a hairdryer put over the foils to speed it up ( your hair will be fried, cuticle will snap off and I can guarantee it’s gold as your reading this. Bleaching hair you should not add heat, you can’t speed up the process! There is no short cuts only bad decisions and poorly educated people doing it or endorsing the wrong people.

    So can it be ash on dark hair?

    Yes but check out the photo above, you can see super light sections and some slightly gold right, that’s because it’s done over several sittings to get the hair light and keep it on your head.

    Now whilst you think you may want ash, chances are even after you get it ( if it’s possible ) you will have upkeep you will need to do in order for it to stay the right tone!

    Possible yes, easy no but possible and for those claiming you have ash, this is what ash actually looks like!

    So if you have had a bad color, give us a call let’s see what we can do to get your hair instagram ready!

    Electric dreamer & that hair!

    Seasons come and go and we all tend to follow clothes trends but very few will flip their hair look as often. Chances are it will be two or three seasons of “I’m growing it” or I like it short and not much in between.

    Shot at The Glasshouse on the Ganges

    We love our bae Merrylin Boro who within the last 8 months had the following looks,

    The Bowl haircut

    Shag

    Shag with micro bangs

    Bob

    Micro bob and micro bangs

    And now is growing the bangs out! It’s one thing to hold onto something that works for you it’s another not to move with a look and this is what we all strive for.

    Evolving your hair look should be lots of small changes so you don’t get bored and people looking at you are constantly looking at something fresh!

    Should you blow or is it ok not too?

    We get asked a lot now about wash and wear hair vs overdone blowouts which are kind of outdated and tend to leave you looking like an Auntie from an Indian TV drama from circa 1970’s. We are very anti fuss and in fact promote easy hair as it brings out your personality and if managed correctly looks best.

    Can you get a blow out, of course you can, but it shouldn’t look too stiff and stuck into place or you run the risk looking older than you are, unless you’re trying to look older to get into clubs that is. It’s not about having messy hair it’s about having hair that you can actually manage at home yourself.

    Who needs extra work when getting ready?

    Using our signature dry cutting which is more than just cutting hair dry ( it’s about cutting it into the shape pre washing and post drying using a Japanese technique of cutting ) enables you the hair to be encouraged to sit a certain way. Now this doesn’t mean defy gravity but rather assist dramatically in the “wash and go” look so you can look good everyday.

    If we can’t make you look good chances are, your Ugly

    Veg or non Veg?

    So recently I met someone who had lost a LOT of weight, we got chatting ( my first reaction was is she sick? ) she had been on a “trend diet” loosing over 10kg in a matter of two months which is crazy!

    After we finished chatting and me thinking wtf I need to know what she did here, we started talking hair and this is when I knew something was wrong. About 30% of her hair at the top had fallen out, like gone, vanished finito bye bye. I Couldn’t believe what I was seeing it was crazy how suddenly this had happened between visits.

    You all need to know the basics behind a healthy lifestyle and food, rather than possible having a flirtatious relationship with what goes into your mouth or treating it like fuel, try thinking about it as the difference between health and sickness. We get a lot of people ask ” what should I eat to make my hair grow longer faster etc etc” these same people literally put their hair through hell, most times not even getting it trimmed regularly, over doing colours and damaging it constantly. Yet expect eating a so called ” super food” will make it all go away…. it won’t.

    Before you get into a diet that will surely drop a few kilos fast it’s important to know you could be entering into a situation leaving your body short of what it needs and could experience all sorts of side effects. Our bodies need certain things in order to function properly so ensure that’s happening before you try and defy science and think you can break the law of nature.

    Do the curtains match the drapes?

    People often may ask you if your color is natural and it’s a loaded question, do you say no and risk looking fake, do you say yes and fear if they can see a regrowth?

    Via Pinterest

    Nothing short of dropping your pants to prove it will stop some people, they just won’t drop it!

    Safe to say you if we have done awesome balayage on you, safely you can say it’s natural but be warned you may need to drop your pants to show them.

    Get a big sign they said

    Seems like there is a lot of people that are not in business or hairdressers that know so much more than us and we love them all ❤️

    Apparently and we never knew this but if you have a big sign you will be busy, if it lights up you will be known as the best, get neon plus one that flashes and you may as well order that private jet because you are going to be rocking!

    Shit, apparently cutting hair well has nothing to do with it? If only we had known we would have lit it up like a Christmas tree 🎄

    Well two years in and we are going stronger than ever so I guess the sun or moon must be lighting it up cos we are doing great! For those who say we can’t find you, there is a little app called “google maps” and if you type in “Rod Anker Salons” chances are it will take you right to our door, right beside Altitude Cafe or two doors down from Bombay Shirt Company.

    If you are still struggling like a German trying to eat rice with chop sticks 🥢 then head to Meherchand Market and call us on 01141010011 as our team love explaining it to you, your driver, your auto driver or the bus driver if the case may be.

    See you soon

    How to get the perfect blonde

    Whilst you all may know us as a salon that talks nonsense, yes it’s true a lot of the time but when it comes to hair color we never joke.

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    Using what we have around us we went for a walk and talked about counteracting colours, what colours balance other colours and what colours enhance other colours. It’s one thing to know the theory and another to have it truly understood.

    Even a walk in colourful Meherchand market can be educational if you are open to it!

    Come see what we can do for you

    How to get that shine

    Healthy hair is not that hard to get, getting shine is possible for everyone but it comes with a catch and it’s typically going to cost you less and you will spend less time in the salon than you do now!

    We hear all sorts of things happen in salons from being told to do “hair spa” treatments weekly to apply oil, both are a waste of time and money ( typically but certainly the oil!!!)

    So how do you get shinny hair?

    Well instead of treating it like a rug you bought at the local market start treating it like a vintage hand woven rug and you will be on your way. A lot of people we meet have had every service known to mankind ( because they were told it was good for them ) and are now left with dry brittle damaged hair that the only fix is a pair of scissors.

    We believe that hair must be respected in order to be healthy both in the salon as well as at home, you can’t expect to get something nice done once then treat it like a rug your washing in the Ganges and expect it to be at its best just because you have somewhere to be tonight. Doesn’t work like that!

    1. Do less color application, don’t take it through the ends every time, maybe only once a YEAR!
    2. Keratin is ok but is not a treatment to make your hair healthy, it’s to relax the hair but with the application being done with heat will cause some damage so don’t do it unless you actually need it!
    3. Getting a blow out done wrong can cause as much damage as a bad color. Your hair should never be burnt into place and in fact majority should be done with cool air and finished off and set into place with cold air to close the cuticle.
    4. Don’t trust shampoo unless you trust what’s in the bottle. Always condition.
    5. Don’t use excess heat, wash and leave it once a week without drying or using heat tools.
    6. Stop flipping your hair around, honestly this entire hair flip business you might think is like a mating call but is more annoying than you can imagine as well as creates unnecessary friction.

    The most deceiving color

    Some things are not as obvious and to be honest sometimes we have been told our posts are s little cryptic, thanks for noticing lol. When it comes to the color, black it’s a little more complicated and there are pro’s and con’s so let’s talk about them.

    Black will shine more as it reflects all light, so basically it may look good on the surface but could be in terrible condition, you won’t see it but you will surely feel it sooner or later, it’s a player 😳

    It’s color will not show details and can be deceptive, you can not see what’s its doing, could be good but could be bad you won’t know.

    The reality is the movement and texture won’t be visible so a change won’t be noticeable as if there was variation.

    Side note

    Add variation, not saying blonde or white but don’t have it completely black as this is rarely a natural color, add another darker color to it to offset its starkness. After all is said and done, no one wants to have fake looking hair.

    How to be the best in whatever you do

    I don’t know why but some people generally the lazy ones tend to think they successful people are born rich or have had friends that have helped. Not sure who they are referring too or what planet they live on but it couldn’t be further from the reality.

    A few years ago I put every motivational book in the rubbish, removes them all because I realised the time I was wasting reading how to be motivated I wasn’t doing anything actually productive. All I needed was to do more think less about how, just start. There was a little motivation from someone as to why I kept them all and hearing someone tell me they are useless made me think hard about why I had bought them in the first place.

    I hear people that have the most elaborate business plans and really well thought out PDF presentations that you know has the depth of a puddle on the footpath and the main motivation is to make money. I don’t know about anyone else but if money is the main motivation you will not have the same drive as if it were to create something bigger than you for a cause or reason. I guess only you will know if it’s money driven or it comes from the heart.

    Find something that you love doing, then find a way to do that every day until you die, put every effort in every day and continue to find ways to be better. Always think of yourself as a novice not an expert and keep going patiently. That’s the secret, no shortcuts that will last or get you anywhere you want to be!

    The secret to the best looking color you have ever had

    We are pro natural, I know kind of weird coming from a hair salon when talking about color but we actually believe enhancing what you have rather than masking it and creating a high Maintainence situation.

    A lot of woman are letting the grey show and we are helping them, because we know you have more to do than sit in a salon every 2 weeks covering up your white hair.

    The issue starts early on when you get a color maybe years ago and the color your doing is still the same as you had when you were 25 and you haven’t been that color since. Your hair lightens up as you get older as well as your skin and in order to look natural. Where the problem starts is not when you have 20-30 grey hairs, it’s why it’s above 40% white and you are still colouring it dark ( in most cases we see black!). One of the problems is sometimes hairdressers find it easier to color it black and give you 100% coverage to make you happy but in fact this will give you a visible regrowth faster than ever!

    Where we come in to try to save you money, time and look good is we take the color and try and match you a color that’s between your natural color and the white that is appearing. This gives you less mark and definition in the regrowth, making visits needed less frequent. This not only gives you more time, it makes you look younger and a better version of yourself.

    So if you are tired of being tied down to this color decision it’s about time you changed.

    Call 01141010011

    When your loving your hair long

    We all have an idea what we want, that’s a good thing right? Well yes and you shouldn’t t listen to anyone if your happy, again yes. Be yourself no matter what, yes but…..

    There are times you need to take on board a little advice, even if it’s from the Zoo keeper!

    Call 01141010011

    How far will you go for a selfie?

    If you didn’t know by know some people get paid to take photo’s post them online to look like it’s natural, I know right. This is a sign of marketing changing the landscape of what we do and it’s real and in full swing. Does it work better than a print ad, well that’s not for us to say but we can tell you results are there for sure. For us a large portion of our business interacts, finds us, books with us from social media. Some Salon Facebook some Rod’s Facebook and some via Salon Instagram and some via Rod’s instagram

    Do selfies work, yes. You have to have a voice or it’s just a selfie and you can simply upload all the photos in your phone and expect things to start happening because they won’t.

    Recent studies show that by 2020 TV as we knew it will not hold the power in advertising that it once did, things have changed and in fact majority of people don’t even watch commercial TV anymore, option for online like Netflix.

    If you don’t move with the times or try and be ahead of it, you will fail it’s just a matter of time how long you will last.

    What will it take for you to do what you want?

    It might be that every says to you your hair looks good long, or it could be your so lucky to have a guy that has such a good job. But what makes you happy is the question you need to ask yourself!

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    Isn’t love, unconditional? Both self love and the love of others? What changes with a haircut? Nothing. What is the big deal if you work in an office or freelance as an artist? Nothing Whats wrong with being independent? Nothing.

    Make yourself happy, you only get one life and it’s best served up with honesty with yourself and what you want and who you want to be, regardless of what anyone says.

    If someone has a problem, it’s not your issue.

    Be happy

    When you want the blow & the top knot

    Isn’t it funny that we are so obsessed with everything a lot of us have lost our tolerance to be a good human!

    People fight, opinions vary, some have bad days, others just loose it every now and then but if your in it your in it. Compromise and support isn’t just a verbal thing. It is about sometimes getting a Top knot and other times getting a blowout and/or giving.

    Some days it’s Top knots some days it’s a blow out, keep the variation alive

    Be kind, love one another and 😀

    5 reasons your color fades?

    Nothing is more frustrating than getting a color done, loving it only to have it wash out a week later or at least fade.

    Now before I hear from someone saying the black has washed out of the roots, it’s not sweetheart it’s called regrowth we are talking fade which has nothing to do with growth. Here are a few causes of color fade you should discuss with your hairstylist.

    1. The condition of your hair has a direct link to the longevity of your color, the better condition the longer the color tone stays true.
    2. If you have lightened the hair ( aggressively ) to achieve the desired color chances are your color will turn warm ( gold & red ) sooner.
    3. The color you have had previously affects the color you do now.
    4. The shampoo and conditioner has a huge impact on your color. Sulfate free shampoo is the only shampoo you should be using. If you Shampoo then you must condition, yes every time.
    5. No oils, yep no oils! They do NOT add any Benifit end in fact will cause the internal structure of your hair into a moisture free zone stripping it dry causing the color to change completely. Upside, the layers of oil that can’t be washed off will make it look healthy, downside is it will be dryer and tougher than you have ever had!

    So before you start reading home remedies or taking advice from people that give you a remedy out of the kitchen we suggest getting facts out of a salon. Come speak to us today and see how we can reduce your hair appointments and keep your color longer.

    Is it true parkour is not “let’s go to the park or?” It’s actually a sport

    Ok you got me, of course we knew it’s a sport, we do it getting out of bed like every day. Nope that’s bollocks we don’t.

    What is interesting about the sport that has to do with hair is this. It uses the weight and speed of movement to best transfer you from A to B to C to D without using excessive force. So basically it’s using your own body weight and flow of movement to transport you.

    Now our technique of cutting it similar we use the adding or removal of weight to manipulate the movement of hair naturally without using excess force.

    Basically we are the Parkour masters of hair, yes we are.

    The only Snow you all are getting is now in Shimla

    For the love of god ladies finally us blokes have been sent blessings ten fold! We were totally over hearing you tell us you’re running away with Jon Snow like you actually thought you would. Well guess what!?

    And please look at Rose Leslie’s face, that smile is for all you girls to know you all lost and no matter how much you talk about it, the only Snow you are getting is in the mountains and you won’t be mountin ( if you know what I mean!

    Congrats to them both

    You call me babe but it feels like f#%face

    There are so many good quotes we can all save and post, use them as captions, hurl them out at the right time socially and yet very few actually live them. It used to be called two faced but I guess now we have new names for it but who knows.

    Constant social media stalking has made us very educated ( almost experts some would say lol ) on the depth of utter crap that some salons quote, they apparently are ALL the best, ALL are the most qualified, saw a few that apparently Rod trained but he didn’t, some bragging they are the biggest and get this one that said it was the first lol.

    God knows no one cares how big your doodle is, only your the one focusing on it, no one cares how much space you have for a salon, no one cares how fast you opened, no one cares about anything other than what you do, how well you do it, how much experience your staff have and if you stand by your product. If you do it and won’t support the consumer if things go wrong, guess what…. your a liar.

    Authentic marketing is the only way to choose a service in a people driven business because it shows personality rather than attitude or a pissing contest.

    So before you get that A frame that says “Your hair is your crown” or “blow out before you go out” or whatever it was put outside your salon thinking your super creative, train, talk and listen, good relationships are a two way street not a bus lane or a one way lane.

    You want to hear a story?

    A lot of times in our life we may know the facts but just feel better hearing another form of reality, we may not believe it but we all want to hear it. We personally love a good story or two but also have both feet firm in the reality bucket when it comes to myths.

    Oh yes and just because your granny told you doesn’t make it fact!

    A lot of what you think you know as fact is more myth than reality but I guess unless you believe it you won’t believe it.

    Some think putting oil on your head actually feeds the hair, reality hair is dead keratin and oil and water don’t mix so no natural oil will be able to be removed nor breathe life into a dead organism but hey your granny knows best! Pulped onion rubbed into your scalp regrow hair, um no it just makes you stink!

    Head massage is good but not essential, hair loss is normal and you can’t stop it, majority of your hair problems are genetic!

    Why are you left on the sideline?

    Let’s go out, they said. It will be fun, they said! Now you are left watching them having fun and are left feeling like you’re a different breed to them, no doubt they will ask what was wrong with you the next day too, like why weren’t you having fun right.

    Well if you can even slightly relate to this, then it’s about time you got your little tush into the salon and starting experimenting with some fresh looks on your hair, no not zebra stripes either that’s just not cool. Maybe some fresh balayage or even bangs but either way it’s about time you took control and made you the centre of attention again!

    Call us on 01141010011

    Sending it for a wash and blow every now and then isn’t taking care of business

    Ever worn a pair of jeans so much they start falling apart yet you still wear them because they fit so well? If your answer is no then chances are you are not even living life, people do yes, it’s what happens when you’re busy living life and it’s good, very good!

    Well the same thing can happen with your hair, it works, you know how to manage it, dry it, take it out on a Friday night and dress it, hell you probably know how to resurrect it even on s Wednesday night. It’s your bae, you have done the walk of shame with it that many times the Uber driver knows your birthday. You know how much shampoo to use, how long it’s going to take to blow dry it’s just easy.

    But is it still working for you?

    The reality is as we get older ( even 6 – 12 moths ) we change, sure some people are still doing the same tricks they did 10 years ago or still in a toxic love triangle that will require an intervention or one person to stop it. So do you still do the same thing just because it’s easy? Reality no, you have to evolve for yourself and in this case for your look!

    Just because you wore it a certain way in school, babe you are 35 you are not studying anymore your a grown up!

    If you know anything, like even a little ( if you can place an order for an outfit online ) understand your hair needs to change.

    Sending it for a wash every now and then isn’t taking care of business!

    Pastel peek a boo

    The idea of going a pastel color probably has crossed your mind at least once or twice but the time and effort to get it let alone the cost to maintain it has most likely stopped you. Then there is the idea that it’s super visible and in your face right?

    Well it doesn’t have to be, check out this peek a boo line pastel that will show itself only when your hair moves!

    Cool right!

    You blend in better than a Kylie Jenner’s new concealer

    Who else is so tired of seeing the same crap in the name of marketing. Everyone calls themselves and influencer like it’s a commodity or a term you can even claim yourself ( fyi it’s a terms you get called not you call yourself, just like your hair is your hair not hairs! So over that too )

    We see your posts, think ah ok this place might be cool, you go only to discover the person doing the social media might be cool but the place sucks. It needs to flow through and deliver what it promises, from look, attitude as well as personality of the brand.

    For the sake of all our sanity and possibly everyone unfollowing you or altering you to “mute all” pls try to be authentic and a tad original it’s becoming rather boring. Same shirts, same clothes, using references we have all seen and calling yourself original or artistic it’s kinda blah.

    While we are in such a ” clean out the cupboard” kind of mood, no one cares if your the first, biggest, fastest or whatever we only care if you are actually the best and claiming that title only by yourself with no back up is also a sign your telling porky pies.

    Faded

    With the temperature above 40 for the last 3-4 weeks we are all looking for ways to keep our cool. We told you get a fade, we showed you photos, talked about it and now your all doing it!

    Its perfect for summer and is a haircut that lasts longer, so it’s a win win for everyone!

    Get your fade today with Mohit today call 01141010011

    Woke up like this

    Everyone has a goal to be able to roll out of bed looking like your ready to be on the cover of Italian Vogue yet your habits or routine possibly are not going to get that happening.

    When you get that blow out and it’s looking amazing you wish it would last forever but if your doing this then chances are it won’t.

    1. Do you ruff up your hair, flip it this way and that like you’re an extra on a hair TVC?

    2. You run your fingers through it too much making it smoother?

    3. At night a satin pillowcase and loosely tie it up or even a loose braid.

    Treat it gentle, move it with your fingers closed together, don’t go all deep and get in amoungst it day 1 or day 2 or it will loose the definition and smoothness.

    Try these tips to get it to last longer, when you wake up remove the hair band, a little serum and smoother it down and you should be good to go!

    Because long hair is your thing

    Ok so let’s just start by saying I get it, this long hair thing, fine ok you want long hair good for you I’m ok with it. What I’m not ok with is when you play with it more than a 13 year old boy plays with his junk, when your standing in front of me in a que flipping tossing your hair and it’s literally going all over me and when you think you can have a dramatic change without loosing length.

    It’s the fact that you think it’s sexy having hair so long you can tuck into your socks, I’m sure someone thinks that hair flip is sexy, sure as hell is not us.

    If you have long hair, we love you but you must look after its & stop flipping

    Breakfast that will make your hair grow & make you rich

    You may not believe your mum, but when you read it on line it’s gospel right?

    Appartments from the fact that they are bloody expensive this blueberry smoothie bowl will change your life. It’s nothing to do what’s in the bowl, it’s putting your mind in the right place whilst making it that will change things for you. It’s not ideal that someone else makes it for you, it’s better if you make the effort to do it yourself because it’s the action that creates the path for you to change your ways. This leads to more positive thoughts, increased productivity, increased hope which leads to excitement which leads to happiness in turn creates change. So before you think how can a beautiful berry/mango smoothie bowl change your life or grow your hair think about that and make a small effort every day for a big change.

    International Freehand hair colouring artists

    Trends come and go but this one will be around for a while we think. It’s a color but it’s imitating natural hair because the longer your hair is the variation from roots to ends is natural. It’s been through more sun, wind, blow drying etc etc so it should be lighter.

    Considering for most of us even getting the time to update the new iOS update is a challenge it’s a color that once done right will give you months of freedom. Now you have more time to do the things that actually matter, after all I’m sure you would agree sitting in the salon every week is hardly adding much value to your life. Unless it’s with us of course.

    Get a free consult and see if this color is suitable for you by calling 011 41010011

    Beauty bloggers & people who just want something cheap with a great deal!

    Random questions you don’t ask your OBYN or your hairstylist but I guess why not, give it a try. If you can save 5% and the only catch is you have to go in at a certain time, walking on one leg, do a check in tagging 5 friends then a Instagram post while you are there tagging at least 2 friends, the salon, geo tag and put in a link into your made up blog that is read by your two bff’s and pay cash. Now that’s a deal that I know some would jump through hoops!

    But yeah your right, we joking, we don’t do “deals” we do hair but if you have an Ex then this may be right up your alley 💕

    What makes a haircut sexy?

    We hear a lot that you want a sexy haircut or color and let’s be honest it’s subjective but at the end of the day you want something that makes you feel sexy more than anything else.

    A dress doesn’t have to be short to be sexy or a top showing cleavage isn’t always sexy it’s about how it fits in the overall picture and how you feel in it. Getting that look is about finding out what you feel, how you think about sexy and what you have in your mind vs choosing something from a menu or Pinterest. We always take the time to have a proper discussion about you, your lifestyle, your dream hair and how you feel because that’s what’s the difference between a good haircut and something that fits you, your expectations and brings you into your true self.

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    What’s the IT color this season

    If you have been living in a cave for the past year or so you may have missed this low Maintainence look and it’s still going strong!

    The more people we talk too the more it’s obvious no one actually wants to go to the salon every few weeks for a color, we all have way too much on our plate so how can you look good for a solid 6/8 weeks without looking like a sale item in the dollar shop?

    This is how!

    Salted caramel melt

    Yes it’s a thing, a beautiful color that won’t leave you heading back to the salon every 3 weeks for a touch up.

    Hook ups call 01141010011

    Stop Moaning Lisa

    After almost 10 years here in India I’m sure you expect me to say Indian hair is thicker, stronger or this or that and while some of it’s true, it’s basically not. The only real difference is the color.

    Now there are fast differences to how India treats hair, some a little bazaar, like onion pulp, cow pee, raw egg, rubbing garlic of your head, some neem shampoo etc etc we could list hundreds of “old wives tale potions” that are all just based on myth and act as a placebo more than anything.

    Indian culture is warm, welcoming and the food is to die for! The hair is darker and culturally there have been restrictions but attitudes are changing.

    Why are you not replying?

    Some of us remember getting our first mobile phones, wasn’t that long ago. Texting was not our main form of communication, In fact believe it or not it was talking ( wtf right ) well it was! A text would be replied straight away, well because it was rude and ignorant not too. Now…….

    Sorry I didn’t see your messages & calls.

    Met Ball 2018 the heads up

    If you thought on the weekend you might go to the arts and crafts market and do yourself a little DIY head gear for that wedding or party you got going on Jen Atkin & her crew just took it up a 473 notches. With the coolest gals on her client list here are some of her creations for the Met Ball 2018 as well as some of the others that attended!

    Tricks to get the perfect selfie

    Now goes without saying or maybe it doesn’t based on what we see, your profile picture is equally as important as what you wear to the interview of your dream job! Will your potential employer look for you on social media? Hell yes, your comments, posts, reactions etc it all says who you are. If your on private and trying to land a job that’s PR or first hand in the public eye, good luck with that too.

    But let’s just say you got it all going on.

    What is the perfect selfie

    Well lit, not a dark nightclub shot.

    By yourself, sure you love your boyfriend or BFF but not here it’s not the place.

    Clear, well lit, by yourself, no drink in your hand!

    Hair done ✅

    If it looks good chances are a lot more likely to get to second base, be it a job interview or a tinder swipe! 😛

    Super foods to increase your hair growth

    Now this is almost a daily question, to the point at times to be honest we feel like just blurting out, ok so its cabbage are you happy! But yet we resist, not sure why when it would all stop there if we did. However the biggest issue we have right now is everyone wants to complicate things and give complex answers without justification other than to make themselves sound informed.

     

    Your body functions best when the five food groups are taken care of, when they are not, then there is a deficiency which will lead to shortage of essential vitamins and minerals your body needs to be fully functional. Now like certain things in life, we think we can postpone or neglect and simply pop a pill or pay a penalty, when it comes to our body we simply can’t. Yes will a supplement help, sure but its not the same as the real deal right!

     

    A balanced diet, a good amount of sleep along with the right water intake and excursive and your body will function the way it was intended. The moment you skip one thinking you know better, then wonder why things are not working the way you want, you need to look at your diet.

    Hair will fall out, this is life, can you stop it completely NO you can NOT, anyone that tells you they can is not informed. 90% of the hair on your head right now is active in growing whilst 10% is in the final stages and will fall out, no not all of the 10% will not grow back it will but some may or may not depending on a lot of other factors.

    Now sure you may have been trolling the internet looking for the right answers because you think your shower is full of hair and if it keeps going like this you will be bald, chances are your being a tad dramatic!

     

    Yes you are!

    If you want to put your mind at ease then come visit us and let us have a look!

    5 ways to get the best hair you have ever had

    Getting the right hair can be a challenge that for some never happens, rather just time fly’s by with hair that’s ok but not amazing. Here are 5 ways that will help you get over the edge before you die!

    1. Choosing the right hair salon is possibly the first step and in sone situations is hard to find. We would always suggest cruising through social media, stalking the tagged photos etc to get a real picture of what’s happening. It’s one thing to post nice photos but another to be able to create them.

    2. Get your act together, do you know what you want? It’s ok if you don’t but put some thought into it, you don’t like your hair, why? Do you want to wash and leave it? Do you like the current color? Is blow drying it daily ok? Does your color always fade? Are you happy with the condition? Do you need to wear it up? There is so many questions which a good hairstylist should be asking to make sure they get to the root of your hair happiness. Be ready.

    3. Invest the right amount of time and don’t rush the appointment, we have seen first hand people saying they have never been happy, yet they happily rock up late then happily inform the hairstylist they need to hurry. Think about it, kinda crazy. Make sure you have time or move the appointment to when you do.

    4. Be honest with yourself and your hairstylist if you have a budget share it, it’s normal to have limits. If you have styling expectations, share them.

    5. Do not try to over manage your session you have talked it out, they have started, then don’t try and tell them what to do, unless of course you think you know better ( in which case why are you there?) if you don’t trust them you shouldn’t be there.

    Hope this helps you get your happy hair moment.

    You brag about having the biggest yolk

    It’s a world where everyone thinks bigger, brighter and faster at times will little regard or care for quality or individuality. Our yolks are the best, we have the most fancy yellow, it’s the brightest etc etc and the list goes on, you know exactly what we mean.