Discount hair is like reheating day old French fries and expecting them to taste fresh!

If you have ever been in the situation were you end up going back time and time again to the same salon when you are not 100% happy, its like reheating Mc Donalds French fries the day after and expecting it to taste fresh.

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It’s not going too, it will taste like you expect reheated Mc Donalds fries to tastes like.

Get something fresh call us on 011 410 10011

How to get your hair summer ready now!

Summer is here and unless you are planning on walking around with a bucket of chilled water you need to start planning now how to keep your hair hydrated! Its like anything with a little preparation you can have the best hair but if you leave it until its too late, its too late!

 

 

Things you can do now to get your hair ready for 40+ degrees daily

  • Get a trim, yes every 6-8 weeks at least regardless if you are growing it or not, the ends need to be removed to ensure no split ends appear
  • Don’t overlap your color, just because you are getting your roots touched up doesn’t mean the ends need to have another chemical over the top of them, this is not needed most of the time and only should be done every 3-5th color if at all! Depending on the color
  • Don’t over use hot styling tools like irons, tongs blow dryer etc
  • Always condition
  • Stop putting coconut oil on your hair! Dehydrates and causes the hair to loose moisture rather than what you think it adds!
  • Get a linseed moisture treatment every time you get a cut during summer, adds moisture tightly into the hair and rehydrates the hair

 

This’ll get you started but if you already ae struggling then drop in and see us and let us work out what is the best options for you!

What you need to think about before celebrating Holi

Holi is a festival that is invasive to say the least, if you are all dressed up, hair done and head on then expect some random person to think its ok to throw coloured powder or water on you regardlessly!

Now whilst if you choose to play this game, or celebrate it could be fun however if you have just had a color done it can be a disaster that will take weeks or months to fix!

A boy reacts as his face is smeared with colored powder during Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Calcutta, India. (AP Photo/Sucheta Das)

Now a lot reading this will say there are safe colors, ones that wash out easily and yet even after experiencing this time for the last 10 years have never seen them in action. The reality is the lighter your hair the more the staining will occur, so yes if you have black or dark hair you will not see the pink powder in your hair only maybe on your skin for a few days until you scrub it off!

Imagine you have spent good money getting your color done and a few hours in the Salon and finally your loving your hair only to get it ruined by a random stranger throwing coloured powder on you? How can you prevent it?

Reality would be to stay inside but if thats not an option we suggest the following

  • Don’t wash your hair for 2 days prior
  • Load up your hair with a wax or paste before heading out, this will help give it a slight protection
  • Cover with a scarf and tie it tightly, making sure that the ends are undercover also
  • Hairspray over it will also prevent staining to some extent

All of this is not 100% however it may help somewhat but obviously being out of that situation is better than anything listed here!

After the day is over and you are back home, use a clarifying shampoo on DAMP hair not wet, wash it 3 times to remove the color and condition.

Obviously it would be a great thing if people respected other people and did not throw random color on people, however until then being cautious is always better!

If you have been stained and its risking ruining your mojo then give us a call and lets have a look at it to see what can be done!

 

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How to protect your hair color this Holi

Holi is a festival that is invasive to say the least, if you are all dressed up, hair done and head on then expect some random person to think its ok to throw coloured powder or water on you regardlessly!

Now whilst if you choose to play this game, or celebrate it could be fun however if you have just had a color done it can be a disaster that will take weeks or months to fix!

Now a lot reading this will say there are safe colors, ones that wash out easily and yet even after experiencing this time for the last 10 years have never seen them in action. The reality is the lighter your hair the more the staining will occur, so yes if you have black or dark hair you will not see the pink powder in your hair only maybe on your skin for a few days until you scrub it off!

Imagine you have spent good money getting your color done and a few hours in the Salon and finally your loving your hair only to get it ruined by a random stranger throwing coloured powder on you? How can you prevent it?

Reality would be to stay inside but if thats not an option we suggest the following

  • Don’t wash your hair for 2 days prior
  • Load up your hair with a wax or paste before heading out, this will help give it a slight protection
  • Cover with a scarf and tie it tightly, making sure that the ends are undercover also
  • Hairspray over it will also prevent staining to some extent

All of this is not 100% however it may help somewhat but obviously being out of that situation is better than anything listed here!

After the day is over and you are back home, use a clarifying shampoo on DAMP hair not wet, wash it 3 times to remove the color and condition.

 

If you have been stained and its risking ruining your mojo then give us a call and lets have a look at it to see what can be done!

 

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How to get your hair Summer ready

If you have not been outside in the last week, summer is here and it has gone from 20-30 and its only going to get hotter for the next 6 months and if you don’t act now you will be left with dry frizzy hair for summer!

Easy things you can do to get yourself ready for the heat that is about to drop!

 

  1. Get your hair trimmed, did you know that you should be doing this every 6-8 weeks regardless
  2. Dont do chemical treatments unless they are 100% needed, Keratin is not going to make it healthier, its still a chemical!
  3. If its dehydrated then why not get a Alfa Parf Linseed moisture treatment, hydrates your hair better than any mask, spa or product on the market and plumps the hair full of much needed moisture
  4. Maintain your color, but don’t over do it, if it is not needed the don’t do it
  5. Using hot tools like tongs, irons etc avoid excessive use and always use a heat protection serum like Crystal Liquid

 

Hope this helps and if you think you have already overdone it then give us a call or drop in and see what we can do to get it sorted out!

Could this be the haircut of 2018

Throughout time style changes and evolves and the beautiful thing is that it gets re worked to be current given life and the things that have changed, This Bob is everything, the length, the texture is beautifully feminine and easy to maintain so much so you need to do it now!

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Styling this is easy and we will show you various ways to wear it, could be worn smooth and straight although why would you or can be more natural soft and cool!

Bangs…Yay or nahhhh

When the trends come back full force and you really want to be part of the masses and do it, your way its a matter of working with your texture and hair to make sure it actually works!

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You have long hair and are going to try bangs, do it because if you want to have a change without loosing the length its the best thing you can do. To work out what length and the style its best to talk about it with your stylist keeping your hair texture and natural movement in mind to make sure it doesn’t become high maintenance!

Guys, choose your haircut carefully!

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

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

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

 

Call us on 011 410  10011

This is your next haircut

Throughout time style changes and evolves and the beautiful thing is that it gets re worked to be current given life and the things that have changed, This Bob is everything, the length, the texture is beautifully feminine and easy to maintain so much so you need to do it now!

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Styling this is easy and we will show you various ways to wear it, could be worn smooth and straight although why would you or can be more natural soft and cool!

Want some advice about your short and curlies?

Why is it that girls with Curls have a more Sass than those with straight hair? Or is it just us that thinks that, not sure but regardless to maintain those locks it takes a little trial and error and a few things to keep in mind to make sure it looks good we have spelt it out below! If you have straight hair and have a lot of attitude then good for you!

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Things to keep in mind for the curly hair Girls

  • The moisture controls the Curl, the less moisture the more frizz, the more moisture the better the curl
  • Too much color will dry your hair out and create frizz
  • Regular trims remove split ends and should be done every 6-8 weeks, although it sounds cliche its a fact
  • Dont let anyone on planet earth thin your hair out or you will look more like a fur ball than a person!
  • Don’t get rebounding unless you want to look like you are wearing a wig!
  • Keratin can be beneficial, but in all honesty only as a last resort
  • Embrass the curl

 

Hope that helps, curl is hot if you know how to style it, natural is best!

 

Cutting coupons to get your hair done is like reheating day old French fries and expecting them to taste fresh

If you have ever been in the situation were you end up going back time and time again to the same salon when you are not 100% happy, its like reheating Mc Donalds French fries the day after and expecting it to taste fresh.

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It’s not going too, it will taste like you expect reheated Mc Donalds fries to tastes like.

Get something fresh call us on 011 410 10011

Pack your bags its time for a trip!

A good sleep is as good as a holiday, seriously what a load of rubbish! A good sleep is an essential part of a healthy life and can really screw up your mental health ( and others close by ) if you don’t get enough and is not at all like a holiday!

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Getting a new outfit or a change of hair is an escape and can give you the feeling of being fresh, sure it may only last you a day or two but it’s a kickstart to a new mood or vibe that will get you in a good headspace and thats at the end of the day important, that new headspace may just have you booking your next holiday!

If you are feeling like a break then pick up the phone and give us a call!

 

Phone 011 410 100 11

Your flowers look lovely but we don’t have a vase sorry

Do you do waxing, can I get my makeup done, do you do Saree draping, can someone run out and pick up my dry cleaning, can someone move my car, can you come to my house at 7 am and give me a blow out, can I get my Amazon order delivered here, can I use your wifi, can I borrow a battery charger, can I use your laptop, do you have a microwave to heat up my lunch, can I get a foot massage, do you have a little cake or something sweet to eat, can you give me the color to do at home myself & do you sell wigs. These are just some of the things we get asked!

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We want to make your life easy so just to let you know, we do hair, we are a hair Salon, we do everything to do with the hair on your head, not other parts of your body.

Head hair and we do it bloody well!

The temperature is heating up

You can not abuse it and then think a little ice will cool it down, if you are constantly abusing your hair then there will be damage that no amount of ” hair spa” or treatment will fix. Yes thats right, your hair is not indestructible sadly.

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We have a very clear ethos when it comes to doing hair, if you can not manage yourself on a daily basis then we are not doing our job, if what we do causes damage that creates drama in your life then we are not doing our job. Its fairly simple, we respect the hair so your life is not disturbed by repeat visits to have to fix it, sure we could possibly be busier doing all sorts of chemical treatments and tell you they will change your life, but the change would involve you having to come back weekly to try to deal with it.

If you are after an ethical Hair Salon that respects the health of your hair then look no further!

Yoga that will help your hairstyle

You have seen what is needed to be done to get your hair looking the way you like it so you end up not trying to do it yourself because it would be easier to be level 208 Yoga master than to blow dry your current haircut?!

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Then your going to the wrong salon!

 

It might be a cool haircut, but not on you

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

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

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

 

Call us on 011 410  10011

You want to blend in or stand out?

Act your age they said as if there is rulebook on what to look like at set ages, you should act a certain way or dress a certain way like when your older you shouldn’t be looking fun or cool, you should be boring and set in your ways. What a load of rubbish!

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After al haven’t you put in the hard work and conformed for too long? Its when you get older you should be caring less right, after all you have done the hard yards it should be time to have some fun right?!

So before you decide to be a boring old hag, why not have a little fun with your look and hair and be the person you always wanted to be!

 

Rod Anker Salons Open in Meherchand Market

There has been a large amount of people calling to ask if we are open, yes there has been a lot of activity with businesses that are not on the ground floor and whilst we have a first floor our ground floor is open and business as usual!

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So if you are in Meherchand Market and looking for a Salon then

give us a call 011 410 10011

How to get Sundays right

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


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

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

When you want your hair to be front and centre! 

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

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

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

Get yourself into us call 011-41010011

We are the best, they said

When you have searched and searched finally you found the salon, perfectly scripted quotes on Facebook, the staff were so confident it was scary. You make an appointment and explain what you want, your perfect color. The hairstylist keeps saying relax I got this! Then……..


It’s Monday morning you’re back at work searching for help hoping no one in the office will notice!

We fix overconfident hair and we won’t tell you to relax, we will tell you to keep your mouth shut!

When you don’t need to see anymore!

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


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

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You asked for apples but you got eggs 

Vegetarian or non vegetarian this happens to us all from time to time. You buy one thing but get something completely different. It’s frustrating, annoying, waste of time and just plain uff 😬


Of if the biggest training issues in hairdressing around the world is just that, clients will come in with an image in there mind, hairdressers will ask a few questions, clients ( you ) will think why are you asking so many questions I want red how hard is that!?

Because everyone has a different version of almost everything we the hairdressers have to ask loads of questions to make sure you get as close to the image in your mind as possible. As we can not open your mind up and see it, we have to ask leading questions and take our time to ensure we are on the same page. Problems occur when one or both parties are in a rush to get the process started or over when in fact you have to take the right amount of time.

Invest the right amount of time then you will not regret it for the next 2-3 months or until your hair grows out!

What type of hot dog are you packing?

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


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

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

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

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

Yes we like nice smelling hair too Nicole

Nothing more off putting that someone with hair that smells, sure you say yours doesn’t smell. Fact is you won’t be able to smell it. You have just pulled it to your nose now haven’t you? 😭


While some are still doing home remedies of onion pulp or coconut oil or egg 😳 which all do nothing but create a breeding ground for bacteria on your scalp, your left with hair that has a certain 💩 smell. Yes you do.

Label M have released a hair perfume, yes you heard correctly it’s a perfume for your hair! Now hair absorbs the environment and with pollution the way it is and the smells we have to endure every day it’s kind of long overdue. It’s light, safe and long lasting. 

Unless you want to be one of those people that walks into the club with a cloud of “herbal strawberry 🍓 ” scent following you, get your hair perfume and be safe! 

Are you ready for the sticky?

Once it gets hot everything becomes sticky and can be not only uncomfortable but fairly ugly. Perspiration is natural however controlling can be a task for some. With your hair if it’s cut right it can totally make life easier and keep you looking cool and not like you just got off a 12 hour bus ride in 45 degree heat and no air conditioner. 


Come see us and see how we can get you summer ready. 

What goes in is responsible for what comes out

Not a new concept but you can’t expect to be the most functional human possible if you refill daily with toxic waste. 


Now we all have our moments when we we top up on a little “junk” like a lot of things it’s ok in moderation but making fast food your staple diet is not a healthy long term option. 

There are five food groups and a daily requirement our body needs to be at its potential, just because of your laziness you can not justify not being healthy and then expect great hair, skin, nails etc. 

It’s not a joke factory!

If you have never had 2 sometimes 3 or 4 people doing you hair at the same time your what’s called lucky!

Recently I was told about a visit to a salon that a ( now client)  had 4 people doing her hair, two holding the hairdryer and two holding brushes!  For India it seems like the way it’s done, no idea why or how as it creates zero control of the hair, 100% burning the hair and besides sadly 4 guys surrounding you with at times little or no regard to personal hygiene!

Sorry to break it to you all but this is not a hair factory or a made in China situation, it’s someone’s hair, someone’s time.

Holding the brush and dryer as one person is essential to control the blow dry, to control the heat so you do not burn the hair. 

If the salon you go to does this, say goodbye and give us a call! 

Free trip to Maldives!

So it’s just heating up and you want to get your gear off of head to the beach?


But you don’t have time off and barely enough money to get you to the airport let alone another country!

Get yourself in to get some legit beach curls which will make you feel like you have been away without having to spend more than a taxi fare!

Give us a call 011-41010011

Was Bobby pinned correctly?

Too often we see Bobby pins being randomly left visible in a hair up when in fact unless it’s a statement or done in a way that is the style it looks plain cheap and ugly. 

Mistakes happen and if it’s a casual thing then the odd visible pin is perfectly fine, but if it’s meant to be a formal look then you really shouldn’t be seeing slip ups!

Advocado’s are in Top knots are out guys!

Yes breaking news, top knots on guys are out and yes advocado’s are so in this season!


Fresh crusty bread and slices with rock salt and a little lemon. 

Leave your hair out or cut it off, this undercut top knot thing looks not cool

Has your hairdresser pushing harder than a drug dealer?

The reality is a lot of people have got into this business to exploit, both consumers as well as the industry, to get as much out of it as possible at any cost with little or no regard for hair, integrity or reputation. 


The flip side of this reality is that thankfully the consumer is catching up especially in areas that has been most effected. 

20-30 years ago in the west it was exactly the same, make as much as you can as fast as you can, like a kid that’s been given free range at the candy store with eyes bigger than his belly. What happens is eventually what you promise can’t be delivered because your only focus was maximising turnover versus maxamizing quality and building relationships. It should never be about rebates or group discount over quality and Developement. 

Our philosophy is simple, if your better off with it then without it, then we will tell you otherwise we won’t. The only focus is on helping you have the hair you want everyday, not just getting the biggest sale from you. 

Now not all salons are like this but the trend is this, do everything, do deals, coupons, discount etc and people will try it, the reality is the people you attract only want it because it’s cheap, they don’t want quality nor understand it, they want cheap. We educate hairstylists around India but also throughout the world and this is bought up almost every single time. Hairdresser get it but sadly others don’t. 

Alfa Parf Milano values are about sustainable hairdressing, education and a long term relationship inward as well as outward and that’s why we choose them  to be our primary product of choice. 

The only time Its ok to cum early 

Some times we forget to think of other people, you get caught in traffic or you just are someone who runs late!


Your always welcome to come early to your hair appointment!

We have brewed coffee not instant crap and cool music plus wifi so no excuses you don’t need to hide your face under the blankets, we like it like that 

Important info on your new personality update

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


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

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

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

Spring hair 2017

Your wardrobe looks like the prop department at the local high school drama class, your desperately looking for a holiday, that’s not only in the budget but can be taken in the two days you have free in the next three weeks. 

Welcome to Spring!


Out with the old, somewhat attitude also, but referring to clothes & hair! It’s a constant discussion we have each visit to make small changes, what you think we enjoy cutting your hair the same month after month, year after year? It’s boring. 

Take 5 minutes now and think about what part of your hair you would change if you could do it just for one day! Now think why not! If the answer is because of someone else you need to forget that and start to make yourself happy, it’s hair, it grows. 

Have a discussion with your hairstylist on how to make small changes each visit so your look evolves. Or jump and just go bold, it is fun and changes not only your look but your attitude towards life!

Limitations are in your mind

How to sort through the crap

When it comes to marketing we all are inundated with ” we are the best ” type marketing. I know when looking for anything be it a product or service I look into everything before making a decision.

How can you trust a company who says they are leaders but behave like a  mum and pop shop?

Today our lives are under the microscope 24/7 you comment on a photo on line and everyone can see it, you eat out and everyone knows what you ate so it’s super important that more effort than ever before is made to not only stand out but be in the position to deliver what you say you will do, because its one thing to say your the best in fact its easy but its another to be able to deliver it day in day out.


In today’s world we have to rely on our own research in finding out things, stuff and and with the internet we all think we have the knowledge of a Guru however experience will always carry more weight than theory so only trust professionals when it comes to services.

Your what is bigger?

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


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

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

Few helpful ways to help

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


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