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 pout for a few years 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.

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!

    Image via Instagram @european.son.420

    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!

    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.

    So we decided to remove the yolks and be the complete opposite, after all why compete when our individuality is our gold!

    Hair could have taken things up a notch

    There are times when you got it all right but there is something not quite right, for the untrained eye ( not really needed in the below case 😂) it may be hard to spot what it is.

    Think like this and you really can’t go wrong, if your hair is bang on you really don’t need to worry about anything else.

    If it’s above your shoulders we cut it!

    A lot of salons choose to do a little this and that, jack of all trades ( master of none ) with the goal to try and be your “one stop shop” 😂 and only delivering 20% of everything vs being 100% of one thing. Now whilst we get it, a lot of you have expectations that we should be doing hair, nails, your makeup, picking up your groceries, collecting your children, taking them to the toilet, washing their bums, ordering your lunch and the list goes on. But guess what we don’t, we won’t and we will not hesitate to let your little Johnny poop his pants ( nah only kidding but you get the point )

    If you want anything not hair related, your in the wrong house, if you want awesome hair, take a seat Cheryl and let’s get started!

    In search of a juicy mouth watering hair color?

    From tine to time we get bored with things, it’s life and we all go through it could be your hair, work, your wardrobe, routine etc etc. when you think about color you are dying for something rich, juicy and expensive looking then it’s time to come in and have a consultation with us.

    It’s one thing to want “brown” it’s another thing to want a rich caramel brown with light sun kissed baby lights.

    The thing is we believe color is individual so we don’t fling out a color chart and ask you to choose, we talk to you and get you to describe it, we talk then show you some options.

    Because we know hair color better than anyone!

    When you shop for beautiful hair based just on price

    When you want something done to your hair and think calling around to get the cheapest you may be in for a surprise. When it’s a service not a product and rely’s on skill of delivery there could be a miss in what your dreaming about. We see it a lot and whilst we are not the cheapest we certainly are not the most expensive. If you are buying a branded pair of shoes, call all the retailers on the planet and get the cheapest, the product is the same.

    If you are shopping for a plastic surgeon, hairstylist, doctor or a dentist chances are that the quality is more important than the price. We suggest coming into the salon, telling us your dream hair and your budget and let us work out how we get there. Chances are we can move towards the direction of your goals the right way, maybe maybe not but at least you will get the right advice.

    Never choose discount medicine or hair, if it’s on sale chances are there is something wrong with it.

    When you have to force it

    We all want beautiful hair, like it or not its a fact and a lot of us get stuck trying too hard to make it happen when in fact it may not be meant to be!

     

    Our philosophy on hair and what we will and will not do is fairly simple, we believe that is if has to be forced then we don’t want it, doesn’t matter if its a conversation or if its a color you feel you ” have too have” if its got to put your hair health and our sanity at risk we will not do it.

    Now I am sure a lot of people could take that as a negative and say we are lazy, trust me when we say we can do miracles when it comes to color but if it comes at a cost that you or us are going to regret due to your hair being the victim, then we are not prepared to do it. We consider it ethical hairdressing rather than trying to get a “sale” we consider the client family so if we wouldn’t do it on our family we wouldn’t do it on you!

    Tired of shopping?

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


    We are the coolest 😜✌🏻

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

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


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

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

    011-41010011

    Is your color washing out?

    Firstly apologies if you think after reading this that we think your stupid but we thought to share a few hair facts with you and colouring to make things a little more simple to understand. There are some colours that will fade, tone fades and it is possible however fading in a solid line is not going to happen its actually called regrowth.

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    When you first started colouring your hair to cover the odd grey hair, life was fairly simple, you got it done every 6-8 weeks and even then hardly noticed the odd white you had, now a few years later there is more than a few “odd” grey hairs its more like a lot and your dark color that you were 10-20 years ago that you insist on still doing looks black against the white hairs as it grows. The easiest way to explain it is brown will look black when you put it beside white, and a few white will look like a bunch beside brown or dark hair. Your hair is constantly growing, so if your have white hair even colouring over it it is growing from the moment it is covered, the darker the color the more visible it will be as it grows. If you expect not to see any white for weeks then you are delusional, its like a guy saying I shaved a week ago and now I have facial hair, it literally grows 24/7 and you will see small dots of white within days, this is normal and reality.

    Easy way to get longer out of it is simple, do not take your color as dark as you are, as you get more grey ( or white hair ) the take the color slightly lighter so there is less variation. Add some highlights to your color to break it up and its not so solid.

    Color does not fade in a perfect line, its called regrowth!

    The race to go blonde

    Once you have decided to go light you want it right now, no waiting, It needs to be done now!


    The problem is your hair doesn’t feel the same, to get it to go from one point to another it has to be done in a way that both the condition and integrity of the hair as well as the desired color is achieved. If you lighten it up too fast the tone will change after a week or even a few days.  Look at it as transitioning the color during each season to be able to reach your goal by the next season.

    It’s not a race, it’s a process. 

    Why Delhi girls…WHY

    It’s not  just us, it’s a saying and let’s be honest there has to be a reason and we are here to explain it in the easiest way we know how so listen up!


    Actually it’s more like gold, not the expensive one more like the imitation one. When your hair is dark it has the most red ( warm ) pigment, more than light brown hair. When you think about the color off your dreams is it yellow or gold? I doubt it, no one intentionally wants to look that bad 🙊

    The reason

    The problem is when your color is being done, it has been not lightened enough, the gold pigment needs to be removed in this process or no matter what you do it will show it’s ugly head if not immediately or in a week or so.

    Now the second biggest issue is how the end result is finished off, if it’s toned again with a light color ( because the hairstylist just realised it wasn’t light enough and trying to fix it the wrong way)

    Without getting into the technicalities of hair coloring understand a toner the way a lot of salons do then are a permanent color so by putting it on your entire head with lighten it all up making the hair that wants coloured gold and yellow.

    Now this is not the only reason but considering the amount of people we see it’s the cause in 95% of the cases.

    Don’t risk it and only trust a professional salon.  There is a reason we are named the best colorists in India

    How to go light and still have beautiful healthy hair

    Image via @refinery29

     

    How can you lighten your hair ethically and keep the condition in check is a question most people struggle with the answer. The reality is if you are prepared to be patient then it’s possible but if you want to step out of work on a Friday night at 5 with black hair and walk back in Monday a soft beachy blonde then you are dillusional.

    Now no matter what you have been told about additives that help maintain the integrity of the hair, there is still limitations you can not buy yourself out of. Hair is non descriminational nor does it care, the structure and it’s strength are the only thing that will get you blonde and keep the tone nothing else.

    If you have been colouring it black since you saw your first grey hair and woke up and realised it looks fake ( about time ) then the transition from black to blonde will take you some time. By ” some time ” we are not meaning between 1-3pm on the Saturday after you wake up. It requires several sittings over several days or weeks depending on the way your hair reacts. 

    The reality is whatever has gone on your hair will effect the process and the result and no amount of wishing will change it. We get asked if heat can be added because some salons add heat to speed it up.

    When you add heat like this, it may speed it up however it swells the hair shaft and causes more damage as well as a result effected by the swelling of the hair, which in the days after the color will change. 

    We suggest a in depth consultation about your desired goal and reality in result as well as timing . Once we have discussed possible results and we are all happy, then we proceed.

    Phone 📱 us 01141010011 for a free consultation to see what magic you can create on the weekend!

    How to get the perfect grey hair color!

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

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

    This is what he told us

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

    011-41010011

    The hair coloring masters

    When it comes to coloring your hair it must be a tailor made color not a “pick the number on the box” type service because it’s simply not. Some people will still ask “what number is that” which our standard answer is none of your business 😳


    Getting the right color is about knowing what color you have currently, the overtone you want and the undertone you currently have. If you mixed paints at school and could manage hundreds of shades of brown from 2-3 colors then you may just have a basic understanding of color. Doesn’t make you a hairdresser and certainly doesn’t give you the skills to be coloring your hair but you get the basics.

    What happens when your travelling can you get a box color then? No you can not this is not going to be a standard color, it’s 100% unique for you so it’s not a box color type solution.

    So if you are after color then there is only one salon you choose, the salon that is as brilliant at getting the perfect neon faded pink to the most subtle natural ash brown hair we go this!

    Phone 011-41010011

    If you’re bald we are sorry 

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


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

    Your hair will thank you

    Phone 011-41010011

    Looking for a new hair color guys? 

    With possibly the best colourists in the country the time has never been more right to change your hair!


    Now this may not be your thing, but we can do subtle better than anyone else too and we don’t have to get you to cut coupons to get you in just google us, if you don’t trust us 😜

    What are you waiting for?
    Phone 📱 011-41010011

    Want to go blonde?

    Your hair has been as dark as the night since the day you were born and like all things grass is always greener on the other side of the fence and you want to be blonde!


    Well you’re right, anything is possible after all Kim Kardashian did it so why not you right?

    It can be done but there are a few things you should know before taking the plunge.

    • It is a lengthy process, certainly not a ” lunchbreak” kind of color. Depending on how your hair reacts and what we start with can take 6-8 hours or even 6-8 hours over 2-3 days. Yes it’s a process
    • Maintainence is little you really need to use a toning shampoo and conditioner. This helps maintain the tone as it can go brassy ( yellow/gold ) over the coming weeks.
    • If your hair has been coloured then even if the current result it looks the same from roots to ends bleaching over it can cause a lot of damage.
    • Regrowth, well depending on how dark you are but if your going blonde then even light brown looks black as it’s growing out. Expect a trip to the salon every 2-3 weeks for the regrowth. This won’t be as time consuming but still not a quick trip.

    If all that hasn’t put you off then it’s time to go blonde I guess!

    Why your weekly hair spa is a waste of money

    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.

    When your hair looks like burnt toast

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

    Wrong!

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


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

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

    Trust professional salons only

    Flasher on the loose

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


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

    Why your color will wash out, the facts

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

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

    There are two basic principles why your color will fade,

    1. Condition
    2. Home hair care

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

    Condition

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

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

    Hair care 

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

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

    Overnight success 

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


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

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

    Thanks everyone who bothers to read this nonsense.

    If you have seen John please call 011-41010011

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


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

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

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

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

    We will keep you updated on John.

     

    Hair makeover

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


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

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

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

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

    Hanging with your crew, it’s Friday 

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


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

    Share tag or copy and send the link.

    Tired of shopping?

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


    We are the coolest 😜✌🏻

    When you ask the wrong person for hair advice

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


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

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

    Very badly

    How to choose the right pastel shade

    Even once you have decided it’s on like donkey Kong, the decision then remains which shade to go for!


    Once you have made the decision to do it, pastel that is! There are so many options you may end up putting it off just because the exact shade you can’t decide on. Best when you are up to that stage is to chill for a day or two, don’t think about it at all.

    Call and make a booking then come with an empty mind, we will sit and discuss it with you then work it out together.

    When you wanted highlights but became a zebra

    Back in the 90’s way back there was a moment, a very very short space in time, you could even call it a speck. Ok a speck in time, maybe even a glitch in the universe it was that small. Striped highlighted were cool.

    They are not now!

    Stop getting your hair done at the Zoo and give us a call. 🤡

    Information error

    Unlikely our computers have this level of sarcasm, although it would be funny if they did!

    Earlier this week someone shared with us a hair disaster story ( which we really don’t need to go into (  although we will ) which made us think we humans are really stupid sometimes.


    Googling cheapest hair salon with package deals in Delhi, she found a salon that was so cheap she felt she had one the lotto, went in got the services done paid the crazy cheap price and left.

    Well she then got herself an Uber to our salon, Uber if your still living in the dark ages has to be the cheapest taxi service globally and that is a safe “cheap”! 

    Moral of the story?

    You get what you pay for, if it’s too good to be true, chances are it isn’t. 

    Your hair is like a pice of clothing you wear every single day, it’s fashion. Don’t trust people who only can claim it’s “cheap”.

    India’s most inspired Salon

    We drink coffee look out the window, our next color inspiration is flying by!


    If you’re not coming to us then your obviously flying with the pigeons 🐦

    Where is your salon getting inspired? 

    Call for the best hair ever!

    Phone 📱 011-41010011

    Get hair so natural, you don’t have to pull your pants down to prove it

    You want a color but you don’t want people to know it’s coloured?

    Well yes there is a way it can be done and no one will know but you have to be ready for natural and the possibility bo one will comment specifically. One of the problems we find when colouring back to natural using our technique of variation infusion is no one will see it.

    I suppose that’s the point tho isn’t it? 


    Well it is but after spending a few hours in the salon amd some hard earned money we all hope at least one person comments right? Correct we do, well they will but they won’t know what is different because it’s not about a screaming color that is in your face, it’s about a combination of colors that being out the best in your own hair.

    How we do it!

    We use a base shade that is slightly lighter than your own ( depending on course the entire base and the look your aiming for )

    Adding in 3-4 variations of your goal  color, some warm, some cool we place variation lights throughout your hair. This process adds a natural shimmer that is not visible yet gives a completely natural look.

    It’s fresh, easy to maintain, lasts longer than your normal color and is not as damaging as putting one solid color all the way through, so I guess the question back to you is when do you want to come in?

    Call 011-41010011

    When two fingers is better than one!

    You make the trip every month and walk out thinking wow if only I could do it the same, but you can! Some salons believe it or not consider it part of the service to make sure you can re created it yourself once you get home. In fact isn’t that why we go to a salon anyway?

    Product & technique are the two things you need to be shown, it’s one thing to have the product sitting in your bathroom it’s another to know how and when to use it!


    Doesn’t matter if it’s the shampoo or conditioner to a leave in serum, if used incorrectly could mean it doesn’t work or gives you the completely wrong result.

    So next time you visit a salon, make sure you are told or ask all the right questions!

    • When should I apply it
    • How much should I use
    • How to apply it
    • Where to apply it first
    • Can I use it daily

    That way your not buying products just to fill your bathroom like you are a warehouse for Amazon.

    Now when it comes to styling you need to know this also because no amount of product info is going to get you those beach waves just by applying a product!

    • What products, where, when, how much etc
    • Dry it how? Upside down? Shake it? Cool air? On high?
    • What does the cold button do?
    • What size brush?
    • Irons or curling wand?
    • Concave or straight?
    • What temperature?
    • What brand?
    • How big sections?
    • Which way to wind it?

    So many questions right! Now wonder why we give you stink eye when you spend the 45 min on your phone while sitting in the chair and we see you three days later looking like a street busker.

    Rainbow hair

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

    So many questions 😬


    Well let’s take you they it!

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

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

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

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

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

    Hair tattoo facts

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


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

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

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

    Why your brown hair now looks orange

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


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

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

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

    Hairtat sutsya is it like karma sutra ? 

    Got your attention now read the heading properly! If you haven’t found your jam and still on the search for the perfect hair on you , it means your on the search for hairtatsutsya. 


    Hair that suits you is easy if you come to us! 
    Pick up the phone 📱 01141010011

    Birds with better colors than you

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

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

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

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

    Call Rod Anker Salons 01141010011

    Looking for the best blow out in town?

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


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

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

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

    Call us on 01141010011

    Bronde melt

    Tired of the usual colors and desperate for a change? Looking for something new? 


    Imagine a color that is fresh but without your typical strips and the annoying regrowth! 

    Bronde melt…..This is it! 

    We use 1/2 shade lighter than your natural color with an ash tone and mix it up with our hidden placement of 3-4 shades lighter ombré technique finished off with a color wash to blend it all together!

    Come talk to us and see what we can do for you to get you looking season fresh!

    So you want to pick up the chicks 🐥?

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


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

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

    Call us 01141010011

    Your dog has better hair than you!

    Your bad to the bone 🍖 


    I’m bad Dog


    Snoop Dog Dog


    Eminem Dog


    Bob Marley My name Dog


    I like it long Cher Dog


    I hate humidity Dog


    If I had hair Kanye Dog


    Wet wet wet Dog

    Whatever your style Dogs we go you’re back. 

    Phone us 01141010011 🐶 

    Thinking of a pastel hair color? 

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

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

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

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

    Happy colouring 

    Yes we all noticed it’s a wig!

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


    Moral of the story is

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

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

    Plan plan plan 

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

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

    5 ways to grown healthy hair you can start now. 

    How to grow your hair faster, thicker, stronger is possibly one of the most googled questions. 


    Well it’s fairly basic but so are some of you, we guess your thinking it’s food or some exotic fruit but here are the facts! 

    1. Hair is dead once it leave your scalp so FYI putting anything on it isn’t making it grow faster! If you pour water over a dead cat would it be able to drink it? No
    2. Regular trims (6-8weeks) doesn’t make it grow faster but reduces split ends hence reducing of length. 
    3. 8-10 hours of sleep a night. Yes some of you should have hair like Rupanzel right about now!
    4. Healthy diet! There are 5 food groups all nutritionists around the world know about them, it’s not a secret. Eat something from each group daily. Don’t over eat, don’t skip and don’t try to convince yourself you can cheat.  Healthy body healthy hair!
    5. Use good products, for f*%# sake just because they have a Marketing budget doesn’t mean it’s the best product! Do some research get the facts! 

    Go it? Have a hair question ask us here

    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. 

    Black is not a natural color

    You grew up thinking you had black hair, everyone told you it’s black, it looks black, chances are it’s not. 


    When your colouring your hair to appear natural going with the color you were when you were 5,10 or even 15 is wrong. As we get older our hair changes color so whilst you may have been dark brown at 10 your 35 with some white hairs chances are it’s brown!

    If you’re colouring your hair to cover the grey here are a few things to help get the best out of the time and longevity of the process. 

    • Always go 1/2 to 1 shade lighter than your natural color 
    • Add variation, a few highlights gives variation and therefore breaks up regrowth, giving you longer between colors. 
    • Don’t color the ends, ever! The ends should be lighter than the roots. 
    • Use a sulfate free shampoo and always conditioner. 
    • Try to add a variation each visit, shade change or add some fun to eliminate boredom. 

    If you can manage a few of the above, you’re chances of having a color people comment on in a good way are far greater! 

    DIY hair disasters 

    So your the type of person who crashes at your friends place, always leaves your wallet at home & always look for the cheaper way to get things done. 


    Now whilst we all hate you, because your constant cry poor nonsense and your constant buying of clothes, shoes and electronics ( yes we all noticed! ) you try mixing home remedies for your hair because you think it’s cheaper! 

    Well the biggest problem with trying to duplicate experience when it comes to hair color or hair care is that hair depth, density, strength and porosity varies dramatically from person to person and then vary from month to month. With that being said a “home remedy” or a DIY today may work, tomorrow may be a total disaster. A harmless Color that your told is “natural” makes even the most mild bleech react and turn your hair to straw! 

    I guess it’s only when things go terribly wrong, you realise that there may be more to this than your grandmothers remedies.  Before trying to do things yourself, always get professional advice from a professional salon. 

    An important fact to remember, the home remedies done 100 years ago were done on hair that was exposed to far less than it is today. Pollution, chemicals in water, chemicals in food and the list goes on.  It’s a complete different world today that we are exposed too than it was 20,30,50 years ago. 

    How to find the perfect reference for your new look?

    Sometimes life has a way to give you exactly what you need and when an opportunity hits you in the face, you need to take it!


    Caramel highlights ✔️

    Beach waves ✔️

    Give us a call

    01141010011

    Are you wearing your hair too big?

    A very common request we get almost daily is ” make it big!” Now unlike your boyfriends labido when he was 17 it’s not that simple and isn’t for everyone. 


    Different shaped faces, heads, bodies etc etc and big hair is NOT flattering on everyone, it just isn’t. In fact a lot of the time can make the person look like they have gained 5kg or you completely loose the face amoungst the bush of hair!

    Face shape matters, puff or body is not like a side of fries 🍟 that you order regardless if you want or need it. Only go to a professional Salon. 

    Your Cancerians star sign hair decoded

    We all read star signs and at times anything could be written and we would be like, OMG that is so me!

    But when it comes to hair and getting the perfect haircut we know people better than anyone. 

    Here is what we know about cancerians that will make you realise that it’s time to change salons! 

    How to choose the right way! 


    You have given way too many chances to get it right, sure you thought that offering a step by step on your weekly blow out eventually would work yet guess what it hasn’t helped. 
    You’re tired of turning up on time only to find your stylist cramming in everyone on planet earth before you. 

    Over being told your hair is too this or that, seems like even tho they are in control of your hair nothing is good enough, it’s too long too short, too dry, too flat bla bla 

    Sarcasm is your friend and your happy to be low key then it’s about time your dropped in. 

    Your daily dose of color 

    Sometimes in life you need to add an element of color!

    Image via Pinterest

    When we talk technically about a cut, be it the structure or the way it creates the right shape for your face shape it’s about creating a look that is multi dimensional. To do that we have to use depth and tone using color. 

    One of the most exciting and creative things that has happened in recent years is Neon colors ( yes they glow in the dark! ) Alfa Parf Milano, has a range of Neon colors that are amazing. Now before you say ” yeah I don’t think my boss would appreciate me coming in with glow in the dark hair” it’s doesn’t have to be a solid color. 

    What is fantastic about this type of color is that the lasting power is second to none, lasting months without fading issues. 

    Depending on your comfort levels and placement, it can be something that pops only when the hair moves or it can be as loud or creative as you like, basically a unicorn or a mermaid to a little hidden pop it’s up to you. 

    Save our planet 🌎 hair inspiration

    A good hairstylist’s job is to extract information, perception and images out of your head. Analyse it and advise then recreate it. 


    This is not a “choose from the menu” type service, job or business. It’s about communication, being able to relate to people after all no matter what a company advertises it’s only as good as the people delivering it. 

    Hairdressers are a strange bunch ( we are, seriously 😳) we read into everything, think a lot and tend to like the sound of our own voices or those in our head at the least. The skill of consultation to be able to get inside someone’s mind is something that we learn over time and is the foundation of what we do. 

    References certainly help, so if you stumble across something that inspires you save it and bring it in because it could be the inspo needed to create magic. 

    Phone 📱 011-41010011

    Men’s hair 2017

    One of the most common mistakes guys make is with the choice of hair, often guys choose there hairstyle based on there latest action movie. Which let’s be honest is kind of a generalisation but kind of true too lol. The fact that no two heads are the same makes us think that maybe this way of deciding what hair to wear is not always going to get you looking like the best version of you possible. 

    Now the best way to get anything in life is know the details, well that’s where we come in. We always have a detailed co cersation about you, your hair, your expectations and then together come with a plan that will work. It’s not always easy to get the info out, in fact you may not even know what you want, we ask enough question till we get the answers. 

    Following the flock is a good idea if your a migrating bird or in a crowd at a soccer stadium trying to exit but when it comes to fashion and style won’t get you anywhere. 


    Guys if we can give you one small piece of advice, stand out and get the look that suits you, your style, your attitude that works and you can manage. 

    Consultations are complimentary and bookings advisable but coffee is always brewing if your happy to hang and chill with us. 

    We are open until 8 weekdays and Sundays from 11-6pm

    Phone 📱 011-41010011

    How to hold on to your boo

    It’s late and it’s almost like it’s already fading away, it started intense so intense and you did everything to keep it that way. Everyone asked you about it, in fact people just looked and smiled with envy. 

    You go back through your feed and remember when you were out together, so much fun. 


    Don’t let your color boo wash down the drain!

    If you use a sulfate free shampoo your color lasts longer!

    Fact

    When you were told it would fade

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


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

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

    A few things to consider to prevent your color from fading 

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

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

    Give us a shout! 

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    How to find the right hairdresser for you!

    Well recently we were told you could look on “Craig’s list” for one, but honestly we are not going up recomend that option unless you’re a backpacker looking for a free ride and possibly happy with some weirdo driving you through the desert 🌵 


    It needs to be a relationship that both know what page you are on, the ice has been Brocken and your in a good place. Now given everyone is different and personalities vary how do you find that fast, because you need your blow out done tomorrow night!?

    Well here is the quickest way

    Phone 011-41010011

    Or use this checklist

    • Search on line for a person not a salon in your area who specialises in hair. Google is great but don’t just look at the paid ads!
    • Look at the salon & persons profile online, Facebook, Instagram etc
    • Drop them a DM and ask some random question, see if they even reply. 
    • Look on all the leading fashion magazines like Elle, Vogue, Cosmopolitan or Harpers Bazaar to see who they talk about. 
    • Go through the salon website and see if it’s just about money & price or it’s about hair
    • Ask your friends or complete strangers who does there hair. 

    At the end of the day the relationship you have will largely determine if your hairstylist “gets you” or is simply telling you to do xyz. 

    Please adjust your settings

    Be warned this information could alter your perspective of reality!


    Ever wondered why some companies can claim they are the best yet they completely suck? Why they can say they are the biggest yet all that means is that consumers are stupid? They are the fastest, meaning they managed to find all the gulable people and convince them in one afternoon?

    Just because you read something about a company what we have discovered is that it’s rarely true, in fact with most Industry competitions or awards being “bought” to the highest bidder there is almost nothing that is real.  The only true testament to quality when it comes to a hair salon is the work being done, if the end result looks good and there is enough of it chances are the quality is bang on. If you can find much of the finished work on line then it kind of makes us feel a little nervous for you. 

    Salons and hairdressing is changing so fast and has been since forever but especially now in India when you have almost all the consumer population on social media in one way or another. Very quickly you can see what beach waves are meant to look like, in a quick search you can find hundreds of variations of color that you like. It’s a great thing for the consumer if you actually use it to your advantage. 

    With approximately 80% of our bookings being generated on line it’s a sure sign that the younger generation has embraced social media and the norms of this morning have become a thing of the past, by the time you catch up its already changed. 

    Gone see the days of carefully scripted posts with multiple inserted logo’s are not only ugly but outdated. 

    Get on line and check us out!

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    Instead of telling you how good we are, we show our work and it’s up to you to judge. 

    Peek a boo Color flash

    Guess what we are doing so much color that it’s crazy and want yo let you in on another new trend which we have been doing a lot lately. 


    Peek a Boo color!

    Doesn’t have to be bold or in your face in fact the options are endless. If you need to hide it, don’t worry our placement will make sure if you need to hide it better than Castro hid his loot, we can do it! 
    Call us 011 41 0100 11

    Shine Ombré is this seasons must have hair color!

    You preorder iPhone every year, you won’t eat reheated left overs and once it hits 10am the days paper is old news then this is for you!

    Hair cut and color by Mohit kumar Sain

    Typically Indian hair is darker and whilst there is a facination for lighter hair we all kind of know it’s high Maintainence to get it plus to keep the right tone without looking like a cheap hooker. 

    We heard you and have developed the perfect color for this season that not only gives you a lighter look that reflects the light but does not need to be done every month, giving you freedom to enjoy summer & life! The application is seamless and completely blended so there is no regrowth at all. It looks expensive!

    It’s perfect ash tones that help reflect light towards the ends where your hair actually needs it!
    Come see us and see if this is your new summer look! 

    Only at Rod Anker Salons

    Nothing is real!

    Now if you have ever trolled through the internet in search of your next color like your hunting down your boyfriends ex, then you would have seen fake AF colors!


    Now maybe you didn’t notice but maybe you did, it’s ok we can make it real but it’s a little more work than using the magic wand tool in photoshop.

    Now whilst we have your attention about filters & photoshop let’s talk about those UGLY photo’s your altering to an inch of its life to make your skin look flat!

      Sorry but you look stupid! Having flaws is where your beauty is at not a 2D image of emptiness.  

    Now adding warmth to a photo because your personality is cold AF doesn’t make you a better person, you look stupid unless your a cartoon character. Try to get the image neutral if it looks fake to you then you have played with it too much. 

    Trick is when you little you can get away with playing with it as much as you want, when we grow up you should be playing with it less!

    How to do Bright colors on Indian hair

    When it comes to creating mouth watering hair colors that your pet Unicorn 🦄 would be jealous of, we say confidently we know what it takes to get you to that hair eurphoria that instagram has you lusting after. 

    Hair by Mohit Kumar Sain

    Because we do a lot of color correction as well as bright fantasy color we get the opportunity hands on to educate so our team is awesome. Our Salon in Meherchand has a cult like following of crazy color and we love it! The color above was done by Mohit who has created a following with his attention to detail and technical knowledge with color. 

    Things you want to consider before sitting in the chair! 

    • You have to have a clean canvas in order to get your color even 
    • Anything you have had done chemically is still there in your hair, your hair history is super important. 
    • Whilst your goal may be a washed out salmon pink, your hair may not be able to get there in one application. Hair has its limitations. 
    • After care is important, you must be using a sulfate free shampoo and must be conditioning it after every wash. 
    • References are important and you and the hairstylist need to be on the same page before starting and limitations must be discussed. 
    • Box colors may be readily available and cheap however they fade fast and also are not capable of achieving even true coverage. 
    • Do your research on who is the best at it and who has the most experience. 

    Pantone predicted Green

    Now it’s too early to call them up and to tell them they were wrong but so far we haven’t seen much in the salon. Too early to say if it’s bollocks or not but certainly with the amount of bright colors we are doing it’s only a matter of time!


    Read more about Pantone & 2017 color of the year or our Our thoughts on it in HT City

    If your up for it give us a call! 

    When you thought you were getting fine highlights!

    No matter how much research you put into it, you have to match the image in your head, to the best stylist that understands what that image looks like. We talk about it a lot, we practise it daily yet we also get people coming in daily with disasters and we all wonder why it keeps happening. 


    Highlights that make you look like a zebra have been out of fashion since the the 90’s and whilst fashion is individual, if this is the opposite to what you want it’s not right. So how do you get those nice fine highlights you have pinned on Pinterest or Instagram? Well there is no easy answer or anything foolproof but you have to do your bit and get all the references you can to make sure you can show the stylist. 

    Choose a salon that you know someone who has been there, honestly it’s the best advertisement, make sure they insist on a indepth consultation and ask for images or offer them to you! 

    Just dropping in and getting a random color at any salon is not a good idea, one bad color can destroy your hair and really F#%{ your happiness!

    Consultations are free, 100% of salons worldwide! Drop in and have a chat and find the one your most comfortable with!

    We are trained for all types of coloring and maintain an internationally updated training, from pastel coloring to the latest techniques around the globe as well as our own developed we love talking hair and most of all listening to what would float your boat! 

    How to manage your grey regrowth!

    Well there can come a time when you end up looking not as natural as you thought and if no one told you and you figured it out yourself, it’s maybe a little late. 

    Sure you were born with dark brown ( maybe black hair ) but your pushing 40 and it’s not black any more in fact it’s 70-80% white. You spend an hour in the salon every fortnight getting the regrowth touched up and honestly life has become a drag when it comes to hair?


    So how do you manage to grow it out? How do you get off this roller coaster? Well it’s ok here are a few hints to get you started without having to hide yourself away for 6 months. 

    • Start going one shade lighter so the regrowth difference is not as stark hence you won’t notice it as much. Do this for 6 weeks or two times. 
    • Highlights, yes this is an option but not blonde! A few highlights on the top layers ( fine) can add another variation to the darkness and distract the eye from the regrowth. 
    • Avoid cutting it for now, get some extra length so when the time is right removing it will also remove more “black”
    • Avoid coloring the ends of your hair, the ends need to appear lighter in order to look natural

    When you first started coloring chances are you were not thinking about this time when you would be happy to let the greys be more visible but it’s come. The key to understanding how to manage it is you need to get your coloured hair lighter in order for the regrowth not to be so obvious. 

    We use a technique called ” Fusion blend ” designed by Rod Anker Salons that gives you freedom as well as a look that is on trend. It is a combination of taking parts of your grey and using that to distract the eye so your left with a more softer blended color that lasts weeks longer without looking bad!

    Yes call us! 

    Show me the PINK

    So it’s seems like there is a movement towards more eye catching hair, it’s fun, in your face and we are loving it!


    This is Electric pink today at our Meherchand market salon using Alfa Parf Milano colors and we will be sharing the end result shortly! 

    If you have always dreamt of having a fun color then come see the team, we have the best talent in the country and love creating magic with hair. 

    Perfect lighting, perfect color

    Hair color looks different in different light, if you have ever got your color done then gone home only to realise it looks completely different!


    Now you can’t walk around with coloured paper to make sure the reflects right so it’s best to check it out in soft daylight. We have a combination on warm and cool lights in the salon specifically for this, it’s creating the perfect balance for the exact color to be seen on your hair before you leave the salon. 

    Sure it’s cheaper to use LED lights, hence a lot of salons use only these and it’s certainly better for the environment but it’s creating the exact mix that’s super important. 

    It’s not black nor white

    Yes we color hair and it’s something we specialise in. We use Alfa Parf which is an Italian brand and its lower in chemical content than other well known brands in India and around the world. 


    The quality of the color far surpasses other brands and the tone retention is far greater. They also have a full home hair care range which we stick because again it’s possibly the best we have ever used, it’s sulfate & paraben free not one product, all of them!

    So if your color sucks and you want to have color other than black or gold then call us
    Meherchand Market 011-41010011

    Nutella hair color?

    Imagine visiting a salon and trying to explain the color and end up using food as a reference, then once you say “Nutella brown” the hairstylist brings out a jar of this! 


    Well one salon in Dubai ( possibly in the need for internet fame  who knows ) is actually claiming it works. Now before you go out and grab yourself some delicious chocolate 🍫 spread understand even if by any miracle it did stain the hair it would wash off faster than Donald Trumps hair would fly away with a slight breeze. 

    Also good to note it’s a waste of perfectly awesome Nutella!

    Best salon in Delhi

    Ever wondered who is the best?

    Honestly it’s not our focus but here is a few ways tried and tested to find out who you should trust on your hair!

    1. Obviously google but I’m guessing paid visibility will outway actual talent but check. 
    2. Awards are typically paid for, if you don’t know the people awarding it chances are it was paid lol 
    3. Awards from magazines or organisations outside India sadly have a bit more weight. 
    4. Check the website, if it’s about sell sell sell then run run run, it should be about skill, craft and the work. 
    5. Google the team, check who they are, check Facebook and troll the comments. 
    6. Instagram, do they post work or sales? Again depends on if your looking for quality or cheap. 
    7. Are they a one stop shop? Or do they do limited services. You want a salon that specialises in being the best.  
    8. Size doesn’t matter, some of the best hairdressers throughout history have not had locations on every street corner. 
    9. Ask your friends, family and stop a stranger to check who did there hair. 
    10. Shortlist and visit each and just have a chat, if it feels right then it’s right. 

    Google is one thing, but you have to do your own research. 

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    Time to start talking head! 

    So today is a new day girls and yesterday was all about girl power because it was International woman’s day but today is a new day! A fresh start, a day to start thinking different. 


    We want you to invest the time and energy you put into your every expanding shoe collection into your hair, yes no more shoes only hair! Head to toe not toe too, then the conversation stops!

    Imagine if your hair had that attention for even a week?! Start pinning, start posting and get yourself a lust list for your hair!

    Holi Sh^#

    So there is several ways to get a little color in your hair, you can choose to spend hours getting it done, or you can go to a Holi party and have it totally destroyed in seconds looking like a Unicorn on ice!


    It’s ok it’s a natural color and washes out, it will do no harm? Seriously that is so far fetched it’s not funny, it stains and on blonde hair will be almost impossible to get it out, it stains better than any color be it paint or lipstick once it’s there good luck getting it out!!

    Can you put anything on it to prevent it from staining your perfect blonde…. easiest answer is NO, you can soak it in oil, mask, a styling paste, gel etc etc but I assure you it will still find a way to get through and ruin your hair. You can wear a scarf but when water is added and coloured powder meet then it will go through all material so the easiest suggestion is avoid the random throwing of coloured powder if you love your color, if you don’t mind looking like a unicorn 🦄 for a while then go for it!

    Best to get a pre Holi treatment like Alfa Parf linseed treatment which will close the cuticle tightly which will help reduce color absorbing. 

    Blonde is possible on Indian hair!

    If your a stalker you may remember this face from a month back when it was steel grey now we have gone beach blonde and it’s looking hawt!


    Check out Awoka on Instagram
    Yes Indian hair can go white without having to be an Uncle, it’s time consuming and will test your patience but we think it’s worth it! 

    You may also remember Santu Misra who went blonde late last year Santu goes to the beach 🌊 it’s not only possible, more and more guys are doing it!

    It can take 3 applications of lightening powder, several toners and a lot of patience! ( bring your battery charger! )  You can not predict time, cost or result 100% as it depends on your hair however even if on the day you strike gold, we would suggest 24 hour gaps and re apply until desired result is achieved. Once your have shared your target color we do the rest until we get it!

    Myths

    No your hair won’t fall out

    No it’s not going to make you bald

    It’s permanent and will grow out, it won’t wash out.  The tone may change over time however it will still be light

    It’s not cheap, varies from head to head depending on texture, length etc

    Can you add pastel once your that light? Yesssss

    Drop in and have a chat about what your dream color is and let’s see what is possible. 

    We use Alfa Parf Milano hair color only!

    We will have you licking the mirror by the time the clubs open!

    You have been searching the Internet, on line and clubs but you still haven’t found the perfect hair that turns you on?


    Maybe your looking for love in all the wrong places!

    Drop us a email, a DM on Instagram or rock into our salon and we will get you licking the mirror before the clubs open!