When you got a mouth full of hair?

Nothing worst than going in and getting a mouthful of hair, kind of a mood breaker if your locks are not maintained!

Shaving it could be an option but let’s talk Maintainence in case you don’t want to go bald. Guys with stubble, their face will act like Velcro and your hair will stick all over his face, which in itself can be ok unless your out with friends or family. Then it can look like things are getting hot when it was just an innocent peck intended. 
Let’s start with a few things you can do to prevent this!

  • Leave in serum like Cristali liquid by Alfa Parf which closes the cuticle and keeps the cuticle surface smooth.
  • Regular trims, removes split ends which in turn creates smoother surface.
  • Pony tail, keep it high which will keep your face and neck free for playtime.
  • Pre planning is better if you can manage to shampoo and condition before it’s better, remember the smell of your shampoo on wet hair is like a wet dog, it’s not cool so dry it!
  • A little perfume inside your hair so he can’t smell the smoke from the night before your hair absorbed in the club ( when you said you were home watching re runs of friends)

We hope this helps you not giving your guy fur balls, the rest is up to you!

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

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

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

Head hair and we do it bloody well!

Hair is our focus

It’s not rocket science that when you concentrate on one thing, you get good at it compared to trying to be the best at everything and end up being average. We do hair, everything to do with it and it’s all we do, we are known for it and we are fairly good at it let’s just say that much.

Hair at Maison Margiela SS18 Paris

So if you want a hairstylist & Salon that focuses on your hair then you have landed on the right site, problem is you need to get your head into our salon.

Call ‭011-41010011‬

Look forward to seeing you soon 😜

Your daily dose of color 

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

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

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

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

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

Stay seated while the seatbelt light is on

I’m often surprised with a country with over 1 BILLION people in it, when it comes to getting off or on a plane, everyone is in a hurry. If you ask the same people during there normal week to speed things up, maybe less than 10% would even reply yet alone shake it up any faster. But when boarding a plane everyone is in a hurry and impatient. The plane could have literally just landed and still moving but there will be a flurry with people getting up to get out. Is there over 1 billion rebels 😝 in the country or just impatient people? 

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Now imagine if you had the same feeling in your life 24/7 where your actions were at this speed?

If you wanted to change, you didn’t become lazy you just did it. Imagine a life that once your mind decided to do something, you just did it. You never consulted every member of your family or neighbourhood you just went for it. 

After all who are we following and where are we going in such a rush? To collect our bags right? Hardly going anywhere. 

Put the same effort into your life as you do getting off your flight and watch your life change overnight. 

Who is doing your hair?

Choosing a hairstylist is as hard as choosing a dentist or an gynaecologist it’s a very personal thing and whilst there is a certain skill set you obviously require it’s about comfort levels with that person. Let’s call it beside manner or the personality. 


What’s interesting with this somewhat  obvious situation less salon owners teach it and even fewer product companies even try to develop it. The reality when your dealing with people is everyone is different ( which we think is the best bit !) we get to change every time we meet someone and it’s a new relationship.  

Best way to find the right hairstylist is to go and have a free consultation and ask as many questions as you need too to get an idea about the person. 

Can you actually grow your eyebrows?

According to recent studies throughout the world, there is a series of treatments that are designed to make you so excited you end up doing them, you buy the product. Because your rubbing Yak milk or taking certain vitamins on your brows, some people even think they are working!


Guess what….. you got sucked in!

Come see us and get bangs that cover your brows if your that concerned of the density, possibly the best thing you will ever do!

When reinventing was about being original

In the search for more attention, more market share, better reach and global exploitation everyone is pushing themselves to be better that everyone else. 


No excel are not doing stories like everyone else, although I’m sure the same people who simply copy everyone else would love to see figures vs what your physically doing. Reaching your target market is not about being like everyone else, standing out is not about price, it’s about being the best version of you possible. Long gone are the days when people want a “one stop shop solution” ( it’s almost considered a negative to even say it now! ) yet people and companies are still stuck in the late 90’s when boundaries were smaller and marketing and reach did not have the same mechanisms as it does today. 

Problem is majority of people designing marketing plans or marketing budgets are so ( excuse me for saying this ) OLD both physically but mentally and think Facebook is the go too tool! Information in and out is what needs to stream in real time, bloggers write about things happening literally while they happen, proactive business owners do the same 24/7 because it’s who they are not what they need to be. 

People buy relationships, not products and no one gets excited by a “me too” product or service, people get excited about creativity and originality. 

You got a mouth full of hair?

Nothing worst than going in and getting a mouthful of hair, kind of a mood breaker if your locks are not maintained!

Shaving it could be an option but let’s talk Maintainence in case you don’t want to go bald. Guys with stubble, their face will act like Velcro and your hair will stick all over his face, which in itself can be ok unless your out with friends or family. Then it can look like things are getting hot when it was just an innocent peck intended. 
Let’s start with a few things you can do to prevent this!

  • Leave in serum like Cristali liquid by Alfa Parf which closes the cuticle and keeps the cuticle surface smooth. 
  • Regular trims, removes split ends which in turn creates smoother surface. 
  • Pony tail, keep it high which will keep your face and neck free for playtime. 
  • Pre planning is better if you can manage to shampoo and condition before it’s better, remember the smell of your shampoo on wet hair is like a wet dog, it’s not cool so dry it!
  • A little perfume inside your hair so he can’t smell the smoke from the night before your hair absorbed in the club ( when you said you were home watching re runs of friends)

We hope this helps you not giving your guy fur balls, the rest is up to you!

How to sort through the crap

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

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

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


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

The best 5 hairstyles to try out for New Year’s Eve 

Well it’s less than a week to go before 2016 ends and we all welcome 2017 with open arms and bigger expectations than ever before! 

Here are a few looks to get you thinking about how to wear your hair this New Years Eve. 



Nothing more disappointing than missing out on a booking so pick up the phone and book yourself in now!

Best cuts from 2016 that will change your life!

Only a netter of weeks we all will be watching the clock strike 12 and wishing our life away in some kind of magical way we think ( or at least pray ) that 2017 will be better. What better way to make sure you start the year feeling like a gangster than getting your hair game on!

Here are a few of our favourite cuts from 2016 

If this happens at your salon visit, get up and run!

A salon visit for some can create high anxiety especially if you haven’t been there before or if you have had a not so pleasant experience sitting in a chair. Obviously we need to point out here that prior research on experience is your best bet, however if you have curly hair then you will be more anxious for sure as it needs a little more TLC to make sure the curl sits right. 

Not everyone has a good understanding of hair movement when it has curl ( in fact a lot of salons pride themselves still in making it straight ) so you need to find the right person and have an in depth discussion on your expectations and find out if your living in a fairytale or if it’s in fact a possibility. 


3 Red Flags that should send you running out of salon

  1. They tell you to do keratin or rebonding If this is the first option then run. We should be looking for options that embrace your natural movement and curl not just by changing the texture using chemicals. 
  2. They want to cut it wet! Hair wet and dry has a completely different texture and finish, it behaves differently so therefore needs to be cut in its natural state ( dry )
  3. They want to use hairspray Curly hair especially should not have products which have alcohol in them you should be using creme’s, serum’s and moisturiser. It’s about boosting up the moisture levels.  

Remember curly hair revolves around the moisture levels in it, the more moisture in the air the better the curl, hence most people with curly hair love living close to the ocean. 


So when your doing your research for your hair make sure to sit and discuss your hair with your potential stylist prior to getting them to cut it. 

Spring / summer 2016 hair trends

Both on the catwalk and backstage, we are seeing a lot of new trends and the return of some classic favourites. Don’t worry, we are saving you from flipping through it all and have hand-picked some of our favourite looks so far this season.

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Marc  Jacobs

Baby Bangs – From models slaying SS16 Fashion week, to celebrities, to the trendy girl living next door to you, or in Rod’s case in the same house, short Bettie Page bangs are all the rage this season.  This style gives your face a fresh look and highlights your facial features. Keeping’ short messy bangs will never fail to add some edge, plus you don’t have to worry about hair coming on your face.

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Dolce Gabbana

Hair Accessories – SS16 saw the rise of hair accessories like never before. This season is all about getting your crowns out and wearing it like a ‘queen’. Simple accessories like metallic clips, or regal crowns that rocked the runaway at Dolce & Gabbana, it’s time to spend a little on hair accessories this season. But most importantly put some thought into it and don’t be mainstream!

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Chanel

SLEEK PONYTAILS – Who doesn’t  love this one? Straight hair left loose, or tied up into low, sleek ponytails (easy as shit). We saw models at Chanel rocking this look with simple accessories, if you want to soften the edges, you can “Dior” it up from the  runaway  by tying it low with a ribbon, be bold.

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Ruth Bell, we all have been crushing hard on this babe.

 

BUZZ CUT – The biggest (and boldest) cut of the season is the buzzcut! Only for the brave, if you have been dying to get a drastic make over and you have the right personality and attitude to pull it off, this look will change it all. When the temperature is boiling hot, time to SHAVE IT OFF! For some its the only choice they have, for many its a statement.

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Christopher Kane

 

CHOKER HAIR – We saw an influx of this style throughout fashion week, hair tucked into scarves and chokers, one look you can get really creative with, using chokers, to scarf’s to tuck in your hair. Perfect for a bad hair day or for times when you’re running out of time to style your hair, just tuck it in! For the Christopher Kane show you can also re use the plastic ties if anyone annoys you on the metro too!

 

Who knew zip ties could be cool?