Styling tips you need to know!

You tired of watching YouTube video’s on how to style the perfect curls, 24 ways to wear your hair or hair hacks? It’s true some people are just plain bad at it but with a little help it can be easier than what you think!

Here are a few tips that are the biggest cause of hair fail, your welcome!

  1. Always use a conditioner or leave in conditioner don’t think by not conditioning it’s always the right way to get fullness. Use it only on your hair not scalp.
  2. Pat dry your hair after shower, don’t toss it around, flipping it all over the place expecting it to do anything other than make it frizzy
  3. Blast dry your hair gently BEFORE trying to style it! Yes 90% dry before you pick up a brush!
  4. Just because the stylist did 17 sections all nice and neat, you can do a lot less and don’t stress too much about how neat or messy it looks.
  5. Don’t use too much product, try it without and build up on it each time you do it.
  6. After you think you are done don’t play with it too much, often it is just a gentle pat into place that it needs nothing more!
  7. Once it’s dry, brushing it too much is not the answer!
  8. Dry shampoo is ok but a lot can leave the hair looking dull, try a dusting powder or limit your dry shampoo.
  9. Serum in moderation is great but using too much can make it look oily.
  10. .Next time you’re at the salon watch, ask questions and see how it’s done or take a video so you can refer to it later!

It’s rarely just the tools that make the difference although at times they help. Good luck!

Home of the most expensive haircut in India

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

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

So what is the value of a haircut or color? 

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

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

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

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

Autumn hair colors you must try

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

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

Color now pay over 12 months

You want your color done but it’s not pay week? No problem we now have EMI facility for major debit and credit cards! You can choose to pay over 3,6,9 or even 12 months on anything above 1000inr

So now there is no need to only feel like a boss 1 week a month!

Bank terms and conditions apply and interest rate varies from bank to bank.

EMI your hair for up to 12 months

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

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

How to deal with your mother in-law

We hear a lot about the challenges that being married to 3 people and not one has and it can obviously be challenging and stressful beyond belief. Some are super lucky snd have managed to set the boundaries very clear while other use mental powers to deal with it but on a daily basis it can be torture!


It’s hard to think that you have to lie to someone for them to back off and let you live you life but at times it’s reality. Well we have discovered the best way to deal with mother in-laws when it comes to the demands of hair that you will love and are super easy!

Yes you could move to Alaska and tell her that don’t have phones, I guess that might help but kind of extreme and to be honest might be a tad cold. If an intervention can’t be done and a civil calm discussion is out of the question then I guess a few “white lies” should do the trick!

You have wanted short hair or a fresh hair color but you know she will go mental at you and tell you point blank that she likes long hair!

Don’t panic, it’s easy to pass the blame and yes we have done this! Simply do what you want with your hair, no old restrictions just do it without thought because I guess it’s your hair and your not in prison so do it. Now here is the bit you need to get right, go show her angrily and incredibly upset, if you can shed a few crocodile tears even better! Just think Emmy awards or your making the best tik tok clip to a sad song.

I can’t believe these hairdressers, I told them only a trim! This is going to take years to grow back omg I hate it I look like a boy etc etc. Get all her thoughts out together as if you absolutely hate it and don’t know how you will live or even go outside the house looking like you do! Deep down you love it but don’t let her think that for a second.

Her natural instinct will be to calm you down, tell you it’s not that bad and in fact look ok. Let her continue she will keep the compliments coming, trust us. Keep referring to your hairstylist as if they must be on drugs or blind ( it’s fine we have thick skins ). Once the “scene” is complete you leave, still upset and tell her you just don’t feel right and you need to get some new clothes to match the hair and boom you have managed to avoid an argument!

Always look after your in-laws!

How to get ready for a night out in 6 minutes

We all either have one of those friends who ditches at the last minute after hours of getting ready or you are one of those friends!

It’s reality and honestly with Netflix dropping content like it’s end of season sale every day it is hard to maintain the motivation throughout getting ready. Let’s try to help you with a few tricks, maybe you know them maybe you you just haven’t tried so here goes!

Dry shampoo or a styling dust, dry shampoo can look a little powdery or leave a white residue so a styling dust is ideal. Soaks up a little oil and gives your hair the extra volume you need. Wear it messy, it looks more effortless and just play it into place.

Top knot, yes it’s an option and super easy! If it’s greasy or oily then some dust or dry shampoo prior so it stays up.

On dry hair lightly spray a texturising spray and lightly scrunch it up. Natural and sexy

Do nothing but lightly iron the top layers to make it look more sorted without a huge effort of going all through your hair!

If none of this works we suggest cancelling immediately and spend the remaining time searching for a new series to binge watch!

You don’t know what you don’t know

We hear stories all the time about just about anything, people add bits to stories and as they move along it becomes fact, when in reality it’s just a story. When it comes to hair there are so many stories that are simply not true nor have any factual context at all. Here are some!

Fact or fiction on hair

  1. If you color your hair, it will fall out? False in fact there is more chance of being hit by a plane landing on your house than your hair falling out from colouring. It can break off if it’s not done properly but falling out is unlikely
  2. Cutting your hair makes it grow faster? No false, your hair grows regardless it may be healthy if you get regular trims ( every 6-8 weeks ) but growth happens under the scalp so nothing to do with the ends. Split ends left can travel up the hair shaft and break off but the growth remains the same.
  3. The more you colour your hair the more grey comes? False, if you cover it over time you will have more grey it’s simply hidden.
  4. Washing your hair causes hairfall? False! Hair has a life cycle and once it’s complete it falls out and grows again. If you keep in mind approx 100 hairs a day fall regardless and you wash it every 3rd day then expect 200-300 hairs come out of your hairstyle when you wash it. When you apply conditioner it closes the cuticle and makes it more slippery against the other hair, so the hair that’s fallen out but stuck will come loose then also. It’s not the product!
  5. Shaving a child’s head to grow it thicker? False cutting hair has absolutely nothing to do with the texture of the growth ( which is Dna and created under the skin ) whilst it may look or feel thicker it is simply because all the hair is then the same length. It does not make it grow any thicker, faster or change the way it will be at all!

Hope that’s has helped clear up some hair myths for you ✌🏻

A haircut worth 1 lakh

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

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

So what is the value of a haircut or color?

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

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

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

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You wash your face daily but ignore your scalp?

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

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

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

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

Does shaving your head make you look older?

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

John Travolta with a coloured beard and a hair rug

John Travolta with a shaved head and lightly coloured facial hair

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

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

Avoid looking like this

How to manage the grey hair!

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

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

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

How to look more natural?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Haircut your boss will not object too!

Its annoying when you have a job that you have to look a certain way, lets be honest a lot of us like to literally roll out of bed and put shoes on and away we go for the day. I guess its a good thing that a lot of businesses have some kind of “dress code” or the world could look a little ugly!

Given that times are changing and the thought of not putting effort in simply doesn’t make sense, we want to look good because then we feel good about ourselves! Its not about getting the latest this or that, its about making sure we look good with what we have. Hair is a huge part of the overall look and even if you have a limited amount, its what you do with what you have that will make the difference.

 

 

So before you dismiss getting a cool haircut maybe its time to have a chat with us and see how you can style it a few ways, that way you can have one look for work and another one for when you go out!

 

It may take a little practice but we can help you get it right, may be just a small change or with a little effort and product we can take it up a notch!

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

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

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

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

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

Give us a call 01141010011

What you get when you come to us for hair

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Is your shampoo causing your hair to fall out?

I washed it 4 days ago, should be ok right?

This is not even a far stretch from reality in fact we have met some people who will go a full week without washing their hair!

There is all kind of nonsense on the internet about “natural oils” shampoo causes hair loss etc etc it is in fact hard when you then sprinkle that with the tales both your mum and family told you ( with absolutely no rationale or science ) about shampooing your hair!

I guess it’s like saying washing your face causes pimples so don’t do it, after a few days I think most would be washing it!

Imagine even if your not working out, staying in a controlled environment but 4 days of dust, dirt, perspiration, oils and smells all sitting on your scalp!

Washing your hair daily is ok, every second day is also ok, using a clarifying shampoo if needed and then a sulfate free shampoo alternating is good. When you see hair come out, will using be when you touch your hair, no your fingers don’t cause hair fall!

10% of your hair is replacing itself ( dying or falling out, dont worry it’s normal ) so when you wash it there will be some hair appearing in your hands, it wasn’t the shampoo it was most likely already out just stuck amoungst the other hair!

So with pollution the way it is and life being busy, the best advice is most likely get a good routine and haircut that you can manage and reconsider alternative days for cleansing your scalp and hair!

What is true Independence

Happy Independence!

Being free is such a gift as well as everyone’s right.

The power to choose what you want to eat, the clothes you wear, religion, music, person you love, where you live, where you go, who you see, who you talk to, what you do for work, where you go on holidays and what you do with your life!

Whilst it’s easy to connect the dots and talk about how to get the freedom from excessive visits to the salon, as we write this it’s really obvious that we are not in fact truly free are we??

At least not all of us….

Let it Fro bro

When it comes to a Afro aka “Fro” the bigger the better!

Check out Dito’s Fro yourself

Getting the texture right to encourage more curl and the ultimate fullness is the trick, let’s be honest guys are typically a tad lazy when it comes to a haircare routine although that’s changing!

Cutting curly hair can disrupt the curl and by cutting it dry and using our dry texture curl cutting technique it enhances the curl and fullness so you can be the laziest mofo in town but it’s still going to stand tall!

If you have curly hair and live it ( which you should ) come talk to us and find out if we can help you take that beast and have hair that makes the craziest lion jealous 🦁

Best products to use

  • Moisturiser, a leave it light spray
  • A serum, leave in to close the cuticle but water soluble so it doesn’t weigh it down
  • Sulfate free shampoo & always condition

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

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

5 ways to have healthy hair!

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

Now book your next haircut in!

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Try this and see for yourself

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

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

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

Stay cool and be happy!

Bubbles

Tuesday mood

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

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

Snap out of it, get up!

If you want your cake and eat it too, don’t do it in a Hair Salon

The concept of ordering food and eating it while you are getting your hair done, is not new it’s been happening in salons for years. But a lot of salons stopped it and it’s kind of obvious why but we guess some haven’t understood it yet.

When you are sitting comfortably at home getting your blowout done for your kitty party and ask your cook to whip you up something. It’s fine because it’s in a separate room and your not cutting your hair it’s a blow out, we’ll not really hair sheds so does your skin cells together with the heat and hairdryer your food is going to be covered in body particles. Now imagine doing the same thing in a salon!!

This is why we serve our coffee in cups with lids!

Even if and let’s be perfectly honest ( it’s a huge IF ) you manage to prepare the food clean, the moment it is exposed to the air chances are it’s going to get contaminated.

So before you start thinking about we add a restaurant to our list of services understand we won’t be doing it any time soon. If you want to have your cake and eat it too, don’t order it in a hair salon!

What is causing your hair to fall

You all wonder what causes hairfall and most of you ( or us I should say ) think at some point in our life that your going bald overnight and there has to be a cure! There are a lot of triggers for increase hair fall and almost all have nothing to do with using a ” Hair Fall” shampoo! In the majority of cases we see it’s internal and has very little to do with outside factors, although outside factors can play a part in hair fall it’s not going to be the main cause typically.

We have seen a big increase in people who have gone on diets like Keto, experience dramatic hair loss due to the body going into shock or dramatic stress in our body causing the hair root to go into a resting stage ( called telogen effluvium ). We have to weigh up the pro’s and con’s when it comes to dramatic dieting. Our bodies can be tricked into thinking it’s in starvation mode and start burning the stored fat you have been trying to get rid of since New Years 2003.

It’s always advisable to gather solid evidence and research anything you plan on doing before relying on an instagram page of success because you will always find something to support whatever you want to find. Before you decide to shock your system into a weight loss frenzy get some good advice from a doctor or qualified nutritionist! It’s always better to have healthy habbits and be consistent rather trying a quick fix, our bodies are a sensitive eco system and need to be respected like it.

Keep in mind it’s interesting to know that you can also experience increase hair fall in the following situations!

  • Changing your diet from unhealthy to healthy
  • When you relocate, water conditions dramatically have an effect on hair loss. Relax it will settle.
    • Less sleep
    • Change of seasons
    • Medication
    • Drug use
    • Menopause
    • After surgery or heavy dosage of antibiotics
    • Increase of stress levels like death in family, divorce or a relationship breakup
  • So before doing anything weigh up your choices, maybe a more slow approach to dieting is more healthy than a quick fix. Hair loss for most people is normal 50-100 hairs a day but remember 50-100 long hairs looks like 3,000 so be realistic and understand washing it doesn’t cause hairfall it’s just when you are most likely to see them all collectively together in one place….. the shower drain!

    Follow more positive food blogs, instagram and people and adapt healthy choices and attitude. Be happy with your body and most importantly be healthy.

    How can you get bright colors

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

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

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

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

    Call Rod Anker Salons on

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

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

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

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    Summer 2019 hair

    For those of you just tired of your hair this could be your season, The Bob whilst it’s not short and not long it still maintains its versatility and is easy to manage if your a lazy mofo.

    What more could you ask for, you can wash and wear it or you can style it into a change with little effort!

    Washed and let dry naturally

    One bend wonder, takes 2-3 min on dry hair

    Create curl throughout and lightly fluff it out to create a natural effortless bend.

    A light tonging in the centre to give it a big bend!

    So what are you waiting for?

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

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

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

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

    Come experience the difference!

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    A haircut can literally change your life!

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

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

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

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    Fresh hairstyles for the Gram

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

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

    What, you think we make this up?

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

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

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

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

    Hair color that makes you look older

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

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

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

    So how can you create a better version of you?

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

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

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

    12 fresh looks for Summer

    Summer scorching temperatures are here and if your like most people it’s a struggle to go outside let alone feeling sexy.

    Why not get yourself a fresh look?

    It’s fairly easy to change your hair, knowing what works and what doesn’t is something you are your hairstylist can work out once you have decided. Nothing better when you are feeling flat from the heat than getting a fresh new look!

    Call the salon today to get fresh new sexy AF hair 📞 01141010011

    Facts about shampoo

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

    Bathroom Image via anyhomedecor

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

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

    Should you water down shampoo?

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

    Can we apply shampoo directly to your scalp?

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

    Do all chemicals damage your hair?

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

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

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

    Does frizziness cause hair fall?

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

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

    Hairdressers do hair!

    To feel good about yourself 98% of people asked said they do this!

    We all go through days, weeks or even months feeling less than great about ourselves it’s life. However you look at it, there is usually only one person who can change it and that’s you! Life is beautiful and while we all go through rough patches where it can seem to be overwhelmingly bad, it too changes and with harnessing the right energy you can be back on top.

    From all of the incredible people we have met, one thing is common and that is the majority know when they are slipping and need a “pick me up”. Not all shoes will fit you and for some it might mean going shopping, others an extra session at the gym but for most we asked it was a visit to the hair salon that was the first line of defence!

    So if you need a little extra happiness in your life why not come visit us!

    Phone 01141010011

    117 Meherchand market, Delhi

    Image via Pinterest

    How to get naturally healthy hair

    For some people think you can literally just pay extra to fix hair that’s ruined, abuse it for months/years then simply pay a little extra or get the new treatment and you have brand new healthy hair but guess what…. you can’t!

    Here are a few things you need to do to make sure your hair doesn’t need shaving off and starting again! Some you will think you can skip because, well that’s human nature and you think you can do what you want but if you want healthy hair here goes!

    • Trim every 5-6 weeks! Yes you do and no even if you are trying to grow it then ends need to be removed.
    • Don’t over dry it or end up burning it with heat tools, a blow out shouldn’t destroy your hair if done correctly but sadly a lot of the time it does!
    • Always use conditioner, closes the cuticle making sure the moisture stays in.
    • Use a heat protector or serum everyday!
    • Wash it every day or every second day.
    • Don’t use oil, yes DON’T -it coats the hair, the heat that’s generated from the coating dehydrates the hair and makes it dry and brittle.

    No amount of onion juice, curd, beer or oil rubbed onto your scalp is going to do anything other than create bacteria. Anyone who spends time in a salon getting a blow out may or may not know the smoke coming off the client next door is either her hair burning or bacteria & build up burning off the hairshaft! Just because your mum told you and her mum told her and her mums mum told her doesn’t make it correct. There is no quick fix, tablets and vitamins may ( not always ) help supplement vitamins and minerals the body is lacking but take months or even years to see any effect if any!

    Now stop doing your home remedies and avoiding getting cut and start looking after your hair!

    Drop in and see us if your hair has issues or your experiencing a problem! You may need nothing but an option either way we love meeting new people

    📞 01141010011

    Rod Anker Salons

    117 Meherchand Market

    Delhi

    Cover image via Instagram @sevanova

    Power food for your hair

    The reality is by this time in the day you are hungry and this looks nothing short of delicious 😋

    There has and always will be some trend foods that claims to make your hair grow faster, thicker and healthier and this one is nothing short of a miracle!

    The reality is very different and whilst you have another tab open on hacks to increase your Instagram following, just like that tab too it’s all kind of crap!

    Your intake is part of what determines hair growth but it’s also genetic, so I guess a cream, lotion or magic berry from the amazon isn’t going to do that much.

    There are 5 basic food groups ( google it ) eat from all the required groups daily and you will set your body up for success. Could be training for a marathon or simply wanting to be healthy, it’s the fuel your body needs to function at its best.

    Supplements are ok to some extent but understand if something like “folate” helps hair grow, eating folate rich foods and then taking folate tablets isn’t going to double up your growth. Basic common sense, add some of that to your diet and eat healthy, not for a week and expect results it’s more like a lifestyle than a fad.

    No food can stop hair fall, it’s like trying to stop your nails growing, you can’t.

    Shine weeks after our exclusive shine treatment

    Three weeks later the hair is still glowing like it has an Instagram filter! We are fairly sure if you are reading this you have tried almost every treatment hair spa or home remedy known to mankind to get your hair to shine like its a mirror!

    Unedited image 3 weeks after the treatment

    This image is completely unedited and we thought you should see it, 3 weeks after it was done at our salon!

    It’s a gloss treatment and it’s exclusive to Rod Anker Salons!

    It takes 25 minutes, it’s available now and cost starting at 2900 plus tax depending on your length.

    Now can it make everyone’s hair look shinny? Depending on the condition of your hair now but it adds a layer of clear gloss that is designed to enhance the reflection of light from your hair. If the hair is super damaged it may need something more it depends from case to case but our trained hairstylists will have a look at your hair and let you know.

    It won’t remove split ends but it certainly helps with the appearance for anyone finding the color or condition of your hair lacking it’s a miracle cure for your hair that couldn’t have come at a better time in summer!

    Get yours today!

    Phone 01141010011

    The naked truth about healthy hair!

    For some people think you can literally just pay extra to fix hair that’s ruined, abuse it for months/years then simply pay a little extra or get the new cool treatment and you have brand new healthy hair but guess what…. you can’t! Your hair doesn’t care where you live, your social status or how much money you spend on it. If you don’t do the right things it will not be healthy!

    Here are a few things you need to do to make sure your hair doesn’t need shaving off and starting again! Some you will think you can skip because, well that’s human nature and you think you can do what you want but if you want healthy hair here goes!

    Image via Nakid Magazine

    • Trim every 5-6 weeks! Yes you do and no even if you are trying to grow it then ends need to be removed. Hair typically grows 1-1.5 inches per month so cut less than that and the length keeps getting longer!
    • Don’t over dry it or end up burning it with heat tools, a blow out shouldn’t destroy your hair if done correctly but sadly a lot of the time it does!
    • Hair is dead keratin, the growing or alive part of your hair is under the scalp!
    • Always use conditioner, closes the cuticle making sure the moisture stays in.
    • Use a heat protector or serum everyday!
    • Wash it every day or every second day, this keeps the scalp healthy and the PH level of your scalp healthy which in turn creates a healthy place for hair to grow!
    • Don’t use oil, yes DON’T -it coats the hair, clogs the scalp folicale and the heat that’s generated from the coating dehydrates the hair and makes it dry and brittle. It may look shiny but your hair will feel rough!

    No amount of onion juice, curd, beer or oil rubbed onto your scalp is going to do anything other than create bacteria. Anyone who spends time in a salon getting a blow out may or may not know the smoke coming off the client next door is either her hair burning or bacteria & build up burning off the hairshaft! Just because your mum told you and her mum told her and her mums mum told her doesn’t make it correct. There is no quick fix, tablets and vitamins may ( not always ) help supplement vitamins and minerals the body is lacking but take months or even years to see any effect if any!

    Now stop doing your home remedies and avoiding getting cut and start looking after your hair!

    Drop in and see us if your hair has issues or your experiencing a problem!

    📞 01141010011

    Rod Anker Salons

    117 Meherchand Market

    Delhi

    How to stop hairfall for Men!

    Most likely your a guy, you think like a guy, you most likely are not even reading this properly ( your a guy so skipping through it to the photos ). You also most likely don’t think about your hair until you’re either on the way to the hair salon or sitting in the chair about to get your haircut!

    The skin fade cut, because you need to be told 4-5 times you need a haircut this will last longer & look fresh!

    Skin fade with a little length on the top. Looks cool but be careful as it having hair that’s longer at the front can end up making your forehead look bigger!

    Add a beard, do this or at least start doing this towards the end of summer or you could possibly die from the heat! Power to our brothers that survive through summer with a killer beard !

    Color it, who said guys can’t have hair that is coloured and fun!

    Yes even glow in the dark color!

    If you have grey or you don’t have grey hair chances are you look fairly close to your actual age +/- 3-4 years. Colouring your hair black can and possibly does, make you look older!

    Learn what’s in and what’s not, research online what salon, what stylist and stalk them.

    Get the right information about your hair, find out how to manage it, what products to use & how to use them!

    If all else fails, add some tattoos to your look and forget about your hair!

    This is a big one, if it’s going bald or you’re loosing your hair too the point every strand on your head you end up trying to cover it up then maybe it’s time to shave it off! You will look younger!

    Whatever you end up doing, don’t try to be someone else. Have an honest conversation with your hairstylist and get something that works for you, maintain it and keep changing it up every now and then!

    Need a booking? Call us 01141010011

    How to get more shine in your hair!

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

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

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

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

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

    📞 01141010011

    Save 5000rp on your next clothes purchase!

    We go through times when not much is going to make you feel good other than a shopping spree of buying several bags of utterly useless stuff except that jacket which was to die for ( even tho it’s now summer and by the time you can wear it, it will be 1 year old )

    Why bother filling up your wardrobe to make you feel good for a few hours a day when new hair lasts for weeks!

    It makes total sense that a visit to the salon to change your look is s better investment than buying new clothes, when considering you already have clothes you haven’t worn yet!

    Give us a call and start saving money and cupboard space!

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    What’s your good name?

    No matter how many times someone ask’s this question for outsiders it can seem a tad wrong. Like do we have a good name and a bad name? The intention is coming from the right place but just is a little wrong at the same time.

    Here are some you can use if you want to have some fun with it

    Enjoy your weekend 😂

    How to fix split ends to make my hair grow faster

    A split end or the technical name is “trichoptilosis” ( fyi no one uses that we are just dropping it in to show we know it 🤭) is caused by dehydration, where the hair frays splits into two or more and will eventually split off and remove hair length.

    The causes are broad but to give you an idea what type of things create your hair to split here are some!

    • Excessive color processing, you may think you want a color but your hair just can’t take it. Overlapping color will cause irreparable damage.
    • Not getting regular trims, yes every 6-8 weeks
    • Excessive heat damage, we say it a lot but even a hairdryer used incorrectly can dry your hair out and cause split ends. Curling irons, straightening irons etc
    • Excessive sun and wind
    • Inappropriate combing your hair, only comb or detangle with conditioner in it. Pulling out knots roughly will put undue stress on the hair
    • Not conditioning
    • Not using heat protection

    There are a lot more causes but these are the main ones which can prevent majority of split ends.

    How can you make your hair grow faster, you can’t but you can stop or reduce the ends breaking off and the length to get shorter but looking after it doing the following.

    • Always using conditioner
    • Combing only when the conditioner is in your hair with a wide tooth comb
    • Not rubbing or tossing your hair around like a blanket
    • Not over doing it with heat tools like curling irons flat irons etc.
    • use a heat protection serum
    • Regular trims 6-8 weeks if no color, if color then every 4-6 weeks

    The only real way to remove a split end is to cut it off, there is nothing that fixes it, it has to be removed!

    Good luck and remember if you treat it gently and don’t abuse it, your hair should be doing exactly what you want it to do, if it’s not then drop in and see us.

    How to get the pussy wet

    It’s beyond comprehension that some of you think most of our posts have a double meaning, seriously we are not that clever all we are trying to do is help you have better hair.

    So we get asked a lot on how often should you shampoo your “hair” and it’s a very basic question with some remembering what their mother or grandmother has told you with little or no base to it other than handed down reality.

    You can wash your hair everyday it is perfectly fine to do so, in fact it’s probably a good idea especially in a hot climate like India where the pollution levels are fairly high.

    A few things to remember tho

    • When you shampoo, always use a conditioner, shampoo opens the cuticle cleanses and conditioner closes the cuticle.
    • Using a SLS free shampoo is more gentle on hair and scalp so it won’t strip your color out or dehydrate your scalp.
    • If you have an oily scalp you still condition the hair, a co dictionary us not for your scalp.
    • Double washing is also ok if it needs it. Don’t apply shampoo to hair that is too wet, remove excess water then apply working from scalp to ends.

    Any dirt, pollution or junk that is left on your scalp can and most likely will create a perfect breeding ground for bacteria which can lead to dry scalp, itchy scalp & hair loss.

    Get more facts when you come see us for your hair 💕

    Positive life starts now

    Isn’t it enough that you were born, isn’t it enough you have spent years becoming who you are, isn’t it enough that you are you?

    Imagine how lucky you are and how blessed you life is, the good and the challenging. It’s perfect just the way it is!

    Start telling yourself that, feed your mind with what it needs so you can be the best version of you possible. Don’t conform to others expectations of you, please you, be you!

    How to hydrate without changing a thing

    It’s no secret that our bodies need water but for some of us we still need reminding. No coffee doesn’t count it’s water, plain water you need to drink.

    Image via Gregory Derkenne

    We look for a diet that suits our need, one that includes our favourite foods, one that doesn’t really restrict us at all or change much of what we are already doing because at the end of the day we are lazy creatures.

    So before you start googling diet for healthy hair and keep searching for something that looks like what you already eat, know that you need to capture all 5 food groups to be a healthy human and you need 2+ litres of water per day. Once your body is getting what it needs, then everything will function the way it’s meant too!

    You can’t make your hair grow faster, you can only get your body to its prime healthy state.

    DIY blowout doesn’t make you a hairdresser Susan

    We must say it’s kind of annoying and amusing at the same time that some people will go out of the way to explain to us how to do our job. We do listen and at times you may know the odd thing we can’t figure out ourselves.

    Saying that and just to clarify things, we do awesome hair, not pubic hair, we don’t do waxing we are a hair Salon. Yes we are busy enough just to do hair, hair color, hair cutting, hair styling and that’s why we are called a “hair Salon”.

    Healthy hair, the easy way

    For some people think you can literally just pay extra to fix hair that’s ruined, abuse it for months/years then simply pay a little extra or get the new treatment and you have brand new healthy hair but guess what…. you can’t!

    Here are a few things you need to do to make sure your hair doesn’t need shaving off and starting again! Some you will think you can skip because, well that’s human nature and you think you can do what you want but if you want healthy hair here goes!

    • Trim every 5-6 weeks! Yes you do and no even if you are trying to grow it then ends need to be removed.
    • Don’t over dry it or end up burning it with heat tools, a blow out shouldn’t destroy your hair if done correctly but sadly a lot of the time it does!
    • Always use conditioner, closes the cuticle making sure the moisture stays in.
    • Use a heat protector or serum everyday!
    • Wash it every day or every second day.
    • Don’t use oil, yes DON’T -it coats the hair, the heat that’s generated from the coating dehydrates the hair and makes it dry and brittle.

    No amount of onion juice, curd, beer or oil rubbed onto your scalp is going to do anything other than create bacteria. Anyone who spends time in a salon getting a blow out may or may not know the smoke coming off the client next door is either her hair burning or bacteria & build up burning off the hairshaft! Just because your mum told you and her mum told her and her mums mum told her doesn’t make it correct. There is no quick fix, tablets and vitamins may ( not always ) help supplement vitamins and minerals the body is lacking but take months or even years to see any effect if any!

    Now stop doing your home remedies and avoiding getting cut and start looking after your hair!

    Drop in and see us if your hair has issues or your experiencing a problem!

    📞 01141010011

    Rod Anker Salons

    117 Meherchand Market

    Delhi

    What you need to know about protecting your hair 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.

    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!

     

    011 410100 11

    How to avoid expensive high maintence color!

    It’s not cheap to be worried about the cost, it’s being human and getting color let alone maintaining it can be expensive. We realise that and we will always find a solution for your hair that suits your budget.

    Now saying that, you can’t expect to eat at a 5 star 🌟 hotel every night with a budget that couldn’t get you a plate of momo’s from your local market could you. No probably not but color doesn’t have to be over the top every single time you visit.

    Here are a few ways to reduce your cost without compromising the look!

    • Don’t have an all over color or “global” as it’s called in India every single time. Your hair doesn’t need it unless it’s a color change.
    • Hairspa is not going to fix your hair, may help a little but regular trims are better.
    • When the color is darker than your regrowth the Maintainence is higher and you will notice the regrowth faster.
    • Instead of doing a full head of foils everytime, try doing partline one time followed by either half or full head.
    • Don’t think just because it’s on sale that it’s good, often you will end up spending more to fix bad work than it would have cost to do it right the first time.

    There are more ways to minimise the spend and we love helping you look good and still be able to afford your sushi and champagne Sunday brunches so don’t hesitate to give us a call or drop in and have a chat with us.

    Yes you should swallow

    If you are human we are fairly sure you have googled almost every fad diet, cheap getaways, 100 ways to work and still get paid, quick meal idea with rice and beans, how to hide a body in urban area and maybe how to grow you hair faster!?

    Halter Available via Omweekend

    Well guess what?

    Beans and rice, no you can’t get paid unless you work lazy ass, fad diets don’t work stop eating crap, holiday at home by stop using your phone and try stashing the body in a Starbucks toilet.

    Now growing your hair longer faster and trying to get hair that is super healthy, strong hair or long hair involves being committed to Maintainence and we don’t mean soaking it in Yukult, milk, curd, beer or anything else. Healthy scalp, healthy hair, remove ends every 6 weeks regardless of how long you want it and use good quality shampoo, don’t overdo the heat tools, always condition and use heat protecting serum!

    Want to know more on how to get the best hair you can? Give us a call on 01141010011

    Why is your salon so basic?

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

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

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

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

    If this sounds refreshing and you actually want awesome hair

    📞 01141010011

    Looking for a sign?

    It’s not uncommon to sit back and wait to make a decision, could be to get a short haircut, get a color, go on a holiday, get a new job or whatever it is.

    Image via Scott froschaeur

    Slide DM’s ask the questions, take a chance cut your hair, have the extra drink, call in sick, start that business take a holiday. Whatever it is just do it!

    Summer is coming is your hair ready?

    Finally in this part of the world the cold days and even colder nights are coming to an end. It’s only going to be a matter of weeks and the temperature won’t drop below 30 for the next 7-8 months.

    Now if you are like most, we have our wardrobe semi ready but our hair? Is your hair ready for this heat? How can you protect it and get it ready?

    Here are a few ways to get your hair summer ready!

    • Regular trims, every 6 weeks to remove the ends and prevent split ends travelling up the hair.
    • Good haircare routine, doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. A Sulfate free shampoo and always condition.
    • A leave in moisturiser. Spray mist is best as it won’t weigh down your hair.
    • Don’t over heat it, use hot tools if you must but use s protecting serum and don’t overdo it. Once a week is ok

    The thought that a hair spa fixes everything is a myth, it may hydrate but it’s temporary. Try our Linseed oil treatment which packs your hair with moisture, do it once a month you will love it!

    Who wants platinum blonde hair?

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

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

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

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

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

    Don’t play with it too much or it may just fall off!

    Chances are if you fall into the “most category” you have done almost everything to your hair in an attempt to get your rocks off and make you happy. The problem is the more you do, the more you you will need to do to continually fix the previous hair turn on!

    Just like a lot of things, the more you play with it the more sensitive it becomes and will cause damage!

    Don’t randomly jump into doing any chemical service just because your friend did it, unless you have had a proper discussion with your stylist!

    Looking for a hair solution to your problems?

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

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

    What does your DP say about you?

    I guess no one wants an ugly profile picture, we want to look our best and often we tend to be a little extra to draw some attention right?

    Well I guess there are also times when going a little extra can send the wrong message. If your hair isn’t done, do you look dirty or street cool, if your wearing too much or too little some people can take it the wrong way or read too much into it.

    Before you get your next profile picture taken get your hair done and let us help you show the best version possible!

    Why you need to get away!

    We are told to work hard and we all have life goals yet too much time with your head in the same book you tend to stop reading and absorbing the info. It’s important that you take time to stop assess and see life before it’s simply too late. Easier said than done, we all have budgets and time restraints but saying that, where there is a will there will be a way.

    Take time off, go off grid, sleep in, eat whatever food you like and just be!

    Life is far too short to be all about one thing!

    Hair stories to get you hot

    We heard some of you don’t like sarcasm, I know right, who are these people like seriously! Well these same people like captions like ” your hair is your crown” or “buy 2 get 2 free” or even ones like ” get thicker hair with our hair spa” but sadly this type of talk does the opposite for us, it’s boring and fake.

    We are a hair salon, not a beauty parlour, it’s not a hotch potch it’s a HAIR salon.

    If you are after real and fun, call us or send us a DM if not move along.

    Getting the perfect Instagram shot

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

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

    The image that was taken from the phone is below.

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

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

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

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

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

    Action image shot by Jason

    Life’s a beach

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

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

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

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

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    How to get that glossy finish on your hair

    A lot of you have been asking how to get shinny hair so we are here to tell you the easy way!

    Some use oils but the reality of that is it costs the hair and will cause dehydration and can cause hair loss. You can use a shine spray however that can weigh your hair down.

    Now the way you can get it is obviously healthy hair but even that needs some help every now and then. A clear gloss over your hair is perfect to give you that little extra shine and muster is the way to go. You can do it over natural hair or pre coloured hair and is virtually harmless. Grows out without Maintainence!

    Hair accessories you need in your life in 2019

    Sure body piercing is cool but unless you want to end up looking like a pin cushion your options are slightly limited.

    We all get bored from time to time and if you aren’t one of those people who wants to change your look permanently then accessories are perfect! It can be grouping a lot of the same type or color together to an oversized piece to add a little OOTD style to your day old blow out!

    Whatever the situation or budget have fun with hair accessories this year!

    Low Maintainence sexy hair

    A lot of you have grow up with your mum or grandmother making a weekly trip to the salon for a “touch up” or a blow out and it’s been the way it’s done right?

    Today we try and fit a lot into everyday and it’s unrealistic to be thinking anyone has that sort of time that’s why this color technique is so perfect for you!

    Now here are a few takeaways you should think about before you decide to take the plunge!

    • The darker your hair the more warmth it has as we go lighter.
    • The more you do, the more Maintainence there is, keep it subtle so you can be cool, sexy and low key
    • It should only need doing again after 4-5 months. It may need some tone Maintainence which is fairly easy in the meantime.
    • Regular trims to remove any split ends.
    • Price varies on length, density of hair and desired color result. We need to physically need to see your hair for exact quote.

    So if this is something that sounds like you then give us a call or drop in for more info!

    Phone 📞 01141010011

    The only time it’s ok to come early

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

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

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

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

    Worried about going bald?

    It’s not uncommon to be freaked out by life and if you watch the news or check out sponsored posts on Facebook you are sure to be concerned about almost everything!

    Ask yourself this ladies, how many bald women have you met? Like bald bald? The answer will most likely be none because it’s so rare you have more chances to be hit by a falling satellite than going bald so chill the hell out!

    Yes hair falls out and it does daily, yes in different seasons it may fall out more than others. Hormones and medicine can cause increase hair fall and change of water also. But your body adjusts and you will be fine and your hair will be too!

    At any given point 90% of your hair is growing and 10% is dying ( but will be replaced) that’s not a new thing, google it!

    Every day you will have hair come out, some days more than others! No eating more of this or than or even taking supplements isn’t going to change the way your body is made, eat a healthy diet, use Sulfate free products and shampoo regularly, healthy scalp healthy growth!

    Rubbing kitchen scraps, oil, onion pulp, eggs, fish oil etc is only going to give your scalp an infection and make you stink! It’s not going to do anything to your hair growth!

    Omg I love these shoes!

    Ever had someone tell you that they love your shoes? If you have it sure feels good, a validation that that one extra pair to your ever growing collection was worth it, finally getting appreciated for the style guru you are!

    Getting told your hair looks amazing is possibly less frequent not because you have ugly hair ( not saying you don’t either 😏) but it’s just a tad more personal I guess so most people will notice but not mention it directly.

    It’s when you have complete strangers ask you who does your hair, you know you’re on s winning streak! If it hasn’t happened to you then it’s time to change salons.

    How to grow healthy hair

    For some people think you can literally just pay extra to fix hair that’s ruined, abuse it for months/years then simply pay a little extra and you have brand new healthy hair but guess what…. you can’t!

    Here are a few things you need to do to make sure your hair doesn’t need shaving off and starting again! Some you will think you can skip because, well that’s human nature and you think you can do what you want but if you want healthy hair here goes!

    • Trim every 5-6 weeks! Yes you do and no even if you are trying to grow it then ends need to be removed.
    • Don’t over dry it or end up burning it with heat tools, a blow out shouldn’t destroy your hair if done correctly but sadly a lot of the time it does!
    • Always use conditioner, closes the cuticle making sure the moisture stays in.
    • Use a heat protector or serum everyday!
    • Wash it every day or every second day.
    • Don’t use oil, yes DON’T -it coats the hair, the heat that’s generated from the coating dehydrates the hair and makes it dry and brittle.

    No amount of onion juice, cure, beer or oil rubbed onto your scalp is going to do anything other than create bacteria. Anyone who spends time in a salon getting a blow out may or may not know the smoke coming off the client next door is either her hair burning or bacteria & build up burning off the hairshaft! Just because your mum told you and her mum told her and her mums mum told her doesn’t make it correct.

    Now stop doing your home remedies and avoiding getting cut and start looking after your hair!

    The real reasons why your color washes out!

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

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

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

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

    Why we will talk before we do it!

    There are several situations that require the need to have clear communication before you start. One is obviously the subtle use of the image below the other is getting your hair done.

    Now for a lot of people you know what you want, in fact you may even have 200-300 reference images already saved or it may be it’s in your head and it needs digging out. Well that’s why we believe in having a talk one on one before we do anything.

    A good opportunity to find out any problems, dreams, wish list, things you don’t like, Maintainence level your comfortable with and a lot more. It’s more than rubbing your head and asking if you want a trim.

    So if you haven’t experienced a professional salon that you get asked more question than Donald Trump will get when everyone finally boots him out of office! Then it’s about time you called us!

    Phone 01141010011

    How to get thicker hair, all you need to know

    Now before you all stand up and say anything let’s be honest and understand that anything you do is not going to be an overnight thing!

    You can make it appear thicker, you can have it cut so it sits fuller, you can use product to give you volume, you can have a good balanced diet and healthy lifestyle to encourage the best growth possible. You can’t take a pill and somehow grow thicker hair, sorry not sorry.

    The right cut can add volume and help with the appearance to make it look like you have more hair as well as a few tricks on styling can help dramatically. Having shorter layers whilst you may think it’s the way to get more fullness on the top and your so called ” bounce” it also takes hair away from the lower parts making it look thinner or hacked when you put it in a pony tail.

    Best to discuss this next time your in the salon.

    If you only had tonight, what would you do?

    Hair is not like a crush that’s moving overseas or a bff that’s heading off to college, you have to plan change a little bit or suffer to consequences!

    Now not saying you can’t be a little spontaneous in fact you should but bleaching your long healthy hair white then 8 weeks later thinking you can go dark and get a keratin means your a little crazy! Plan your looks with thought on what’s next, so your hair doesn’t end up on the floor of the shower or having to be cut off!

    A little preparation for your next look is always a good idea!

    How to remove Stretch marks

    Why on earth do you think they are not normal? Possibly the only people without stretch marks are 4-10 year old that still have skin 3-4 sizes bigger than they need!

    Your body is beautiful just the way it is, you don’t need to do anything, your sexy just the way you are!

    Now treat your hair the same way and love it the way it is! Sure you may need to tweet it a little and that’s what we are here for, but why are you covering white hair? Why?

    When you wish you could be yourself

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

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

    When your hair cut looks like a bag of mixed lollies

    So you want a taper, fade, undercut and a mullet but you need to be able to wear it like a Rockstar but you work in a Government office 🤓🤷🏼‍♂️

    It’s like saying to your personal trainer “I want to eat whatever I want, as much as I can and not get fat”. You can have variation no one is saying have the sex love of a starfish but make sure it’s all working.

    Yes we do guys hair & no we don’t do shaves.

    Call for booking 01141010011

    Not having black hair could save your life!

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


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

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

    Why your weekly hair spa is not going to fix anything

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


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

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

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

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

    10 times when getting it cheap is possibly stupid

    First of all we focus on cutting hair, not coupons and we spend all of our free time training on becoming better at what we do. It’s no secret that we all like a bargain in fact for some it’s a sport, a way of life. For some things you can afford to be frugal and some things you just can not.


    Now we are not saying be stupid or careless with your money because that would be silly, we are saying there is a time and place for everything.

    For example if your buying a certain product, same brand & model then you can call around and get various prices but if your buying a service or skill you can not compare prices ever!

    Let’s take a mens haircut which you could possible get for 30-40rp underneath the local tree 🌲 now you can spend this or if you had some extra cash you could end up spending 5-6,000rp with the difference being the end result, the finish, the ambience and the overall experience. Now if you’re buying Parle G biscuits and you buy them under a tree for 10rp or from a shop at 40rp then this makes no difference ( as long as storage and use by date is in order ) so this is a time you can bargain until you’re happy.

    A service based product varies so much from place to place and by service we don’t mean just simply a nice looking place, it’s about having the right skills set to be able to deliver the promised service. So this can hardly be a sit at home on the phone calling around to get the cheapest price before booking yourself in. If this is your way of looking for the place to go It is not the smartest way to find quality at all.

    Times you should not bargain

    • Doctor
    • Dentist
    • Plastic surgeon
    • Hairstylist 
    • Crematorium 
    • Buying medicine
    • Buying petrol
    • Defense attorney 
    • Laser hair removal
    • Tattoo parlour

    So if you want the best try searching for the best rather than searching discount and you may be surprised that instead of having to spend twice as much to get something done then you will get it done right the first time, saving you both time and money!

    To the guy who came in today

    We love getting feedback and at times feel we should actually share it so here goes!

    Earlier a young man came into the salon and walked in sat down without saying a thing, then said “Shave Karo” when he was told we don’t do shaves he was shocked and said what type of salon are we that doesn’t do shaving.

    His suggestion was to put it on the front window ” we don’t do shaves”. Great idea, why didn’t we think of that. 👍🏻

    How we like to work

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Is that a little bullshit on your lip?

    We all have one of those friends or seen a commercial that claims if you use a certain product or use their product your life will be complete. We are the best, this product is unique etc etc 💤


    Or your friend has verbal diarrhoea that clearly doesn’t remember the stories they told you 3 min back that contradicts the current story.

    Well we don’t tell you 💩 in fact we have been told we are too honest, we spend a lot of time writing this nonsense to make sure you get it. No your life won’t be complete if you come to us, you will have better hair for sure, may or may not be able to fix a total mess but we will give you a plan too!

     

    Look forward to seeing you soon!

     

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    The entire family now has a blue tick!

    Seems like the word “influencer” is the new buzz word everyone wants to add to their bio like it’s going to somehow give them the ability to be a shape shifter or an ability to change people’s buying Habbits.

    Being labelled this is not your role it’s others role to label you and not your bff sitting at home watching re runs of 90’s sitcoms tagging you in memes 5 times per hour saying OMG I Iove your feed, girl great click!


    You’re a person with an Instagram account, its completely different if a company or a respected publication or brand labels you, but sorry to be the bearer of bad news adding it on your bio because you want it is like adding “Millionare” because one day you want to be rich.

    Sadly you sit in the back of the car, even shouting at the top of your lungs for the driver to change lanes, he doesn’t listen to you so how on earth could you influence others. If you post some nice pictures ( or you call clicks) that’s great, you also write in your posts that ” sorry I haven’t posted in a while, been super busy” sweetheart no one is even bothered. We are surprised that there are some that buy followers and likes and think that by doing this in some strange way will make them famous or successful, when there is nothing more than surface face which lasts about 3-7 seconds after someone stumbles on your profile then realises that that ” Click” you posted looking hideous has thousand likes and the link in your bio is a dead end.

    Try being the best at whatever you are doing, rather than trying to scam success, chances are if its meant to be you will become famous at what you actually do, unless thats nothing then your in trouble!

    This is not aimed at one person this is based on so many adding this word into their Bio.

     

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    You can not expect to build a team behind a gun

    Today it’s 2018 and most people are connected to the world and know what’s right and what’s wrong but sadly there are still a few that think being a boss means being rude, obnoxious and authoritarian.

    They dictate to staff what to do, give them literally no room to think or do what they are there to do and wonder why they have to sit in the office 7 days a week.

    I have seen the hairdressing Industry grow rapidly over the last 10 years in India and have witnessed first hand the lack of understanding of what it is that a salon is meant to be providing.

    It’s a people’s business and you have to ask yourself if you can’t get it right with the people you spend the majority of the day with, chances are it’s not going to be right with the people that come in and pay.

    Look at it like this, imagine just moments before the doctor operates on you, you literally go crazy at him, insult him, his family and everyone he has ever spoken too. Do you really think that this is going to put him in the right mood to be his best?

    The reality is, the last thing he will be wanting to do is the operation!

    Yet daily owners, managers have created this ” me & them” attitude where the staff come to work because they are threatened and do not feel like they have an option. Free speech to clients and fellow staff is so far fetched it isn’t an option. Sad to think people think they can treat people like this but they do and in a lot of situations end up doing the most stupid things simply because they are told they have too, so they do it regardless of knowing its wrong for the client.

    I do get asked a bit to do things I don’t think need doing ( a color, a service or cut whatever ) and when I say no it’s not needed the reaction is always the same, utter shock and disbelief. I feel that doesn’t matter if it’s a blog, a post, a discussion on social media or staff, it’s the same tone, the same message and the same level of respect.

    So when I say please don’t come back, it’s because your rude, if I’m respectful of the people I work with, everyone needs to be!

    How to know your hair is Thirsty

    It’s come to our attention that in some parts of the world, winter means rain, snow and a lot of moisture but here in India it means cold and dry! You should be watering your plants daily as well as moisturising your hair more often!

    How do you do that we hear you asking?

    Well it’s fairly easy;

    Firstly regular trims regardless of the length or your goal length the ends need to be removed every 6-8 weeks.

    Always use a conditioner, shampoo opens the cuticle, condition closes so the internal structure of your hair will stay intact.

    Do NOT use oil, yes you thought oil was your go too but it costs the hair, creates barrier that magnifies heat so in fact does the opposite to what you think. Just because it’s what was told to you doesn’t make it fact.

    Treatments are good if it’s actually a repairing moisture treatment. Our Linseed treatment has beeswax and linseed oil extract which packs moisture into the hair. Can do this every 6 weeks but rarely more is needed.

    Don’t be sucked into doing “hair spa” because often they are just a conditioner and a little massage which is not going to do squat.

    We go blindly because we know what we are doing

    It’s no secret that we say what we feel, in fact sometimes it a little too much but better to be an open book rather than an infomercial trying to sell something that’s a hit and miss we think!

    So that being said here we go, if you think that we are too expensive, we should do nails, you want your waxing done while your color is on, you want to be called Mam and not Sharon, you think you can give us a blow by blow how to do your hair, eat your paneer tikka while your getting your puffy blow out, think you can buy one get one free or try waiting till 7pm thinking we are a bar and suddenly it’s “happy hour” then please scroll back up and take a look at the image again.

    If you want real cool hair then your more than welcome 🙏🏻

    Mushroom balayage

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

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

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

    There are some things you need help with, let us help you!

    Seriously the thought of doing it for you everyday isn’t putting a smile on our face so can’t imagine it would you!

    But the time wasted getting a blow out 2-3 times a week is kind of crazy so we will teach you how to do it yourself. Basically we only want to see you when your desperate, think of us as your last choice hair booty 😂

    Christmas is only 6 weeks away!

    We all say the same thing, each year goes faster, well 2018 is coming to an end and it’s only a little over 6 weeks until Christmas!

    So if your smart, which we know you are you will prebook now so you are not left looking like crap!

    Phone 01141010011

    You have no idea what we get told!

    Funny how a lot of companies pay a lot of money to find information out, get the right data etc. seriously guys you have no idea the things we either get told or hear! Like would make you cringe, it’s no wonder why I’m bald!

    We don’t kiss and tell so relax it’s not going in our status but we are looking for a good therapist 😛

    They say visiting the salon is like a therapy session, it should be. Come see us, unload it’s a safe place.

    No fly’s on me

    You woke up and decided that you wanted something fresh, we all say thank god! But just because you finally decided after 5 years of no change that this change is going to last you another 5 years!

    Image via @Ugly World Wide

    It’s cool to change things up, seriously but you should be doing it even in small ways every time you get your hair done. Change, evolve and have fun!

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

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

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

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

    Our door is open

    We get asked a lot when are we open, then usually get told it’s 10 min too early or 5 min too late. We are open the following hours,

    Monday – Saturday 10am – 8pm

    Sunday’s 11am – 6pm

    Now the reason we are open less on a Sunday is simply so our team can get some family time just like everyone else. We can open after hours and do open early, if it’s made prior and comes with a surcharge.

    So if you want to get in before work, no problem but you better keep it!

    You can either call 01141010011 dm us on social media, please note early or after hours appointments won’t be entertained for someone who has not been before & all no shows incur 100% payment

    It says 3 min but I’m going to leave it in for an hour!

    So you got yourself a hair product, run the bath and decide you are going to leave your 3 minute miracle treatment on for a 4 hour power packed boost?

    Sorry to tell you but it’s not going to do anything more than it would in the specified time, typically 3 min max!

    Oh sorry you thought the chemists designing the product had it wrong? They don’t babe, grab a fag or glass of wine and listen to some music.

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

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

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

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

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

    How to shop for new hair

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    What is it going to take for you to be happy

    I have known so many people in my life that have had that knee jerk comment ” I will be happy when”!

    Could be I will be happy when I’m on the beach, happy when you get the new job, happy when something is over, happy when you have money in the bank etc etc. I never got it, it’s like you give power to the situation and are going to be constantly waiting for something to happen before you are happy, which is kind of stupid.

    No matter how many followers you have, what color the tick is or even if your on social media, we are all the same! Stop thinking you will be happy when and start being happy now! Sure you may have been screwed over, things didn’t turn out the way you hoped or even the right people all turned out to be wrong. It’s a moment, it’s not forever!

    The most famous, well known or successful people I have ever met no matter what the end goal is, all say the same thing. No matter what you achieve, by the time you achieve it, you have already moved onto a bigger goal so you never feel like you have made it.

    Destination happiness is a mystery destination you will never reach regardless of how well your last post fetched numbers!

    Food that makes your hair grow

    There is has and always will be some trend food that claims to make your hair grow faster, thicker and healthier and this one is nothing short of a miracle!

    The reality is very different and whilst you have another tab open on hacks to increase your Instagram following, just like that tab too it’s all kind of crap!

    Your intake is part of what determines hair growth but it’s also genetic, so I guess a cream, lotion or magic berry from the amazon isn’t going to do that much.

    There are 5 basic food groups ( google it ) eat from all the required groups daily and you will set your body up for success. Could be training for a marathon or simply wanting to be healthy, it’s the fuel your body needs to function at its best.

    Supplements are ok to some extent but understand if something like “folate” helps hair grow, eating folate rich foods and then taking folate tablets isn’t going to double up your growth. Basic common sense, add some of that to your diet and eat healthy, not for a week and expect results it’s more like a lifestyle than a fad.

    No food can stop hair fall, it’s like trying to stop your nails growing, you can’t.

    If you have a long face you can not have long hair

    If you take a look in the mirror and your a little honest with yourself, just for this exercise ok then you can go back to denial.

    If your face shape is slightly long, oval or oblong you can not have long hair and it’s that simple. Look at the image below and try to get it, the hair can either enhance your face shape and make it look longer, or balance it out and make it look more balanced.

    Your not ugly it’s just an balance between getting it right and having the hair you think you want!

    For more info on what is your perfect length, give us a call on phone 📞 01141010011

    Wash & Go

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

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

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

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

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

    How to love yourself

    You tell yourself little things throughout the day, it’s the mind chatter that will make you or break you. I’m sure you’ve heard it before but it’s hard to direct that little voice that’s job is literally to doubt everything you do or think.

    Remember when you were younger and you got dressed up maybe as a super hero and you actually thought you had super powers?!

    Imagine if as an adult you believed in yourself even half that much, life would be amazing right?

    I think it’s about time you gave the little voice inside your head some zanax and you started to actually take control of what you want, believe in yourself and have that childish “that anything is possible attitude” well before life have you reason to think it wasn’t easy.

    I doubt many look at themselves naked and would be like wow, perfection sadly we just don’t do it but maybe we should! Imagine if we only thought about ourselves in a positive light?

    The reality is that if you actually believe it, you are more likely to achieve it and it’s that simple, so it only adds weight to the thought that it pays to have positive self talk.

    Create the right dialogue with yourself to be uplifting and positive.

    Social media vs Reality

    Sure combined we have approx 730,000 followers combined between brand and our personal accounts on social media and it’s by no means a large number in today’s reality and increasing move onto social networks for youth in India. There are a lot of users that just aren’t into it and only post every year once maybe twice without feeling a tight chest after not having posted for a week.

    What is interesting is that we all post positive images and at times some will go out of the way, even country to make the feed look good. Not many will post an ugly photo and talk about how crap the day was or how depressed they are, it doesn’t sell right!?

    We have now positioned ourselves and everyone who comes after us as a base line to “life is perfect”. I have experienced everything from it’s ok for you, your life is perfect or don’t worry it wouldn’t affect you. Now whilst I can easily say it’s not, I am blessed to have the life I have and it hasn’t been easy and continues not to be. Did we work for it, hell yes! Did we plan for it and work on that plan continuously until we got what we wanted, yes and continue to do it! Haven’t reached were we want to yet but can assure you we will!

    The impression of always on holidays or only positive things happening is called filtering your outflow on social media and everyone does it! Your more likely to be attracted to a feed of positive and I’m fairly sure your not searching “depressive quotes” to use as your caption, unless your an attention seeker. Now social media is fun and if you want it to be fun treat it like that, used for marketing or showcasing what you do it’s an amazing tool that without a doubt has changed the game forever.

    Fun fact for everyone, no ones life is that perfect, it’s what you make of it. Sure life is bloody amazing and I feel blessed every day I wake up, beautiful house, beautiful partner, self employed, great friends and food on the table but let’s be honest. That song after a few times heard is kinda boring.

    Life is hard, it will hurt, you do need to work, nothing comes easy, you will loose at some point, nothing is forever and no one cares. Let that sink in for 15 seconds stand up and work your butt off to reach your goals rather than thinking about that private jet you should be buying. Although once we get ours, trust me will be posting pictures daily just for you haters 👍🏻

    Want to go blonde?

    We get asked a lot can I have ash blonde a LOT! So here are some hard facts you should know before ordering it like it’s a plate of chicken tikka at the local dhaba!

    No matter what “treatment” you think you have researched, there IS a limit to what your hair will withstand and what you have had done over the last 6-12 months will partially determine if it falls out, snaps off or not!

    If your hair has never looked like the above photo, your lucky 🍀. If you want to go blonde understand if it’s done incorrectly this can happen fairly easily if it’s done incorrectly. So if your wondering what the worst thing can happen, take at look at this. That’s the worst!

    This is the reason why we are brutally honest, your welcome

    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!

    The fade haircut

    Remember not so long ago, almost every guy walking around had their hairline cut so square and high it made the look like a Lego character. It was terrible, grew out in 2-3 days and looked hideous!

    Welcome the fade haircut! Tapered in from nothing it creates a very smooth tailored finish and can be done slightly longer so it’s not so short. Obviously the shorter the cooler it looks and the longer it will last. You can have a high fade ( like above ) or a drop fade ( which is only fading lower. Either way we love it!

    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

    How to control the frizz

    The rain comes and you are all suddenly on the Internet searching for a miracle ( sorry but 😂) the extra moisture in the air causes hair to go crazier than your first boyfriend but there is a solution but you probably won’t like it but here goes.

    Hair and the curl is a direct reflection of the moisture content of your hair, the more moisture the cleaner the curl, less moisture ( internally ) the more misbehaved the curl. If you want a product you most likely have already in your bathroom try a serum when it’s wet and again gently applied.

    Tips to help prevent frizz

    If your a hair maintained ( trimmed every 6-8 weeks regardless if your growing it or not ) this removes split ends that will themselves add to the frizz.

    If you are one of those people who flips your hair upside down shakes it, or wraps it in a towel on top of your head stop doing it!!! This type of mistreatment will only add aggregation to your hair once dry, pat it dry don’t rub it like you’re drying a wet dog!

    When you have the conditioner in each time you wash it ( and you should condition it every time, it closes the cuticle and prevents moisture escaping ) use a wide tooth comb when it’s in and detangle.

    If you get a blow out, chances are at some point you have experienced the hairstylist burning your hair into place vs gently encouraging it. Finish the blow out with cool air, this helps close the cuticle giving it shine and keeping the moisture inside.

    Use 2-3 drops of Serum ( we recommend Cristali Liquid by Alfa Parf ) when it’s freshly washed and again as it’s 90% dry

    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.

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    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!

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    How far will you go for a selfie?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Be happy