Going blonde with Indian skin?

It’s a frequent question does blonde hair suit Indian skin and the easiest answer is yes if it’s done correctly.  The sad reality is a lot of the time hairdressers don’t bother to either prep the hair or follow it through till then end.

It’s a long process that no matter what you have planned, what kitty party you need to get to or how busy you are it’s a process that you can’t rush. Recently Santu Misra, fashion editor dropped into the salon wanting to go blonder than Zayn Malik, but wanted it to do it overnight like Kylie Jenner. Well we heard him but gave him some facts:

  1. It’s going to take several hours
  2. There will be an unpleasant feeling on your scalp.
  3. You have to embrace the process: it (just) takes time!

So he turned up and we started and here is what happened


The yellow is halfway through a 2 hour process with two applications, yes it’s a bleach but a very mild on scalp bleach, then we toned the color two times to get the exact tone right.


The easy answer is yes it does suit darker skin tones if the tone is bang on. It’s a tedious process that involves patience and skill and is not something you shop on line for the best “deal”.

So if you always wanted to have that perfect color but been told it won’t work or even worse, you have ended up with a trashy gold blonde it’s time to call Rod Anker Salons Instagram page

So its 2018, what has changed?

A lot of people put so much pressure on New Year celebrations or resolutions and its not even a week that has passed and yet fairly likely the same people have done not much different than they did in 2017.  Sure its great to have a kick ass party  and make all sorts of commitments for the New Year but you must have the conviction to carry it through, nothing is more demotivating than saying you will commit to something knowing full well that there is no way you can or will achieve it.

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To be able to change your current situation you must be able to feel like a new person or at the very least feel like you are capable of change or developing yourself, your reflection may or may not change but its your perception of what you see that needs to change and be the best it possible can be. Believe it and achieve it, this is a fresh year and you do not have to wait another minute to have the life you want!

You think your only option is brown?

You may have grown up eating meat and two veg type food ( boring and a little basic ) or in India Dhal & rice. That doesn’t mean that there are not more options out there, because there are endless possibilities. 

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Just like your wardrobe, although obviously any hairdresser will typically lean towards black, hair color options are far greater that a base color and a few highlights. It’s your blank canvas that expresses who you are and your personality. 

You don’t have to be outrageous or OTT it just has to be an extension of your personality. 

Why wait, give your hair salon a call and give your hair some color! 

Something Fresh to wear this season

Well it could be summer if your in India or coming Winter if your in Australia but it’s always nice to have something fresh, not the same old you, a new update u1.1


Now whilst these tunaterrific flip flops look fresh they won’t be for long so it’s important to keep changing and evolving. Wearing you hair the same way month after month, year after year is not ok, you don’t wear the same style clothes your entire life do you?

Change doesn’t have to make your palms cold and clammy in fact it should be a slow movement towards a desired goal that way it’s more subtle changes than one drastic one. So if you are looking for short why not stop a few times in between and enjoy those lengths too? Going blonde why not do it gradually ( better for your hair also ) then it looks like several changes not just one. 

Hair grows and will continue for up to 6 months after you die so it’s kind of the only time to do nothing, now is the time to have fun with it. 

Would you buy a car without the wheels?

Imagine you go shopping to buy a car, You would think it’s expected that tyres come with it no?


Well some Salons ( most in India ) charge you for shampoo & conditioner as an extra, I guess for some it’s ok to not wash hair?

If your getting a blow out to getting a color just heads up we do not charge you anything for it, it’s included because we know it needs to be done in order for us to perform our work so it goes without saying it’s included. 

So next time you see a car with no wheels or a salon charging you for shampoo & conditioner laugh 😂 then give us a call. 

Are you sleeping around?

We have all had those dreams ( well I keep telling myself it’s we not me 😳)  you have the perfect clear AF dream, so fresh so vivid it’s scary. You wake up in a cold sweat in complete darkness only to realize it was just a dream. 


The following morning you wake up feeling dirty, did you really just have your hair cut in your dream? You check in the mirror and nope it’s still there. 

But maybe your dream hair is just a phone call away?!

Hairdresser problems

So many authorities on everything that the only true test if you belong in a salon is the following. 

Your wardrobe is literally a rainbow of black 


Others call you crazy but you know the real term is gifted


You have heard of people going to salons and find it relaxing, you struggle to get someone to do your color and end up driving home to finish it. 


Your toilet stops involve texting, eating lunch, mixing color and uploading funny things online. 


When the hair iron becomes your go too fix. 


Your nails look like a shade of blue black literally every day. 


When you literally want to beat the crap out of someone who thinks they can share some secrets of hairdressing even after 20-30 years you never knew. 


When saying yes your hair looks natural is easier than saying sorry girl you look stupid!


When you get shown a photo like this and you tell them what’s involved, the cost and time and your told OMG that’s so expensive. 


When your client comes in like this not wanting layers, anything cut off length, no color, no bangs but I want it to look different and “nice” but everyone should notice it. 


When you want to replace the Tip Jar with this! 


You can tastes the difference in hairspray’s like your a critique.  


When your lunch has part of your last two clients in it. 

Does blonde hair work on Indian skin?

It’s a frequent question does blonde hair suit Indian skin and the easiest answer is yes if it’s done correctly.  The sad reality is a lot of the time hairdressers don’t bother to either prep the hair or follow it through till then end. 

It’s a long process that no matter what you have planned, what kitty party you need to get to or how busy you are it’s a process that you can’t rush. Recently Santu Misra, fashion editor dropped into the salon wanting to go blonder than Zayn Malik, but wanted it to do it overnight like Kylie Jenner. Well we heard him but gave him some facts:

  1. It’s going to take several hours
  2. There will be an unpleasant feeling on your scalp. 
  3. You have to embrace the process: it (just) takes time! 

So he turned up and we started and here is what happened


The yellow is halfway through a 2 hour process with two applications, yes it’s a bleach but a very mild on scalp bleach, then we toned the color two times to get the exact tone right. 


The easy answer is yes it does suit darker skin tones if the tone is bang on. It’s a tedious process that involves patience and skill and is not something you shop on line for the best “deal”. 

So if you always wanted to have that perfect color but been told it won’t work or even worse, you have ended up with a trashy gold blonde it’s time to call Rod Anker Salons Instagram page

5 hair looks for fashion week to get you sorted

Well it’s Fashion week in India next week and rather than rolling over in bed morning of day one and trying to do the bed head look we thought we would help you a little. 

Braids are still in and have been on the runway as well as off, oversized scarves and casual bun with an oversized scarf it’s sure to get you in the mood for the shows. 



So if you want to stand out and look effortless plan your hair it’s a few days away!