We are the best, they said

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


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

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

You asked for apples but you got eggs 

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


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

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

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

What type of hot dog are you packing?

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


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

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

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

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

When you’re looking for a thrill 

It’s true, at times life can go through ups and downs, times when everything is exciting and times when you fall asleep brushing your teeth. What is important that you don’t get “bored” with life rather the situation and spend all your energy to get out of that spot. Sure a quick thrill never hurt anyone but if you have seen it before it gets old, it’s the delivery that can change. 

So why on earth are we talking about flashers? Well people, we need to make sure we don’t get into a rut with out hair & look. It’s really easy once you have hair that works not to change it but often we go back to what we know vs doing something that is different. 

What we need to remember is that people tend not to see your internal changes, often saying “I know you” for the last 10 years yet you have changed so much yet you may look and sound the same.  If you look the same, chances are people will see you the same. It’s important to develop your look as well as your personality to make sure life is turning.  

Everything you do is WRONG

Ever been in a situation that it feels like nothing you do is enough, everything is NQR and your falling short of delivering basic? I think we have all been there, you have to drag yourself out of it, the person critiquing needs to cease on the ” this is not right” mumbo jumbo and you need to kind of let it slide over your head and not take it personally otherwise you will end up simply not trying anymore and getting depressed. 


Just had a heart to heart with two of our lovely clients who said before coming to us they always had anxiety before visiting a salon due to the stylist’s criticism about there hair, the cut, the color etc. 

A professional stylist should never do anything but make you feel comfortable rather than making you feel self conscious of your hair, your look or the decision of who cut your hair last. Visiting a salon is firstly about the work and about making you feel like the best version of you possible.  

If your salon is not making you feel good then maybe it’s time for a change!

Double the thickness of your hair in one sitting! New technology from Pixar

The optic fibre light transfer hair rejuvenation pod just arrived! Using technology from Disney & Pixar it uses light to transform your hair without touching it with scissors or chemicals. Doubles the thickness of your hair back to the way you want it!

It is the first in the world, it’s the best, it transforms you in 5 minutes and it’s cheap! If you buy one session you get second free! If you buy 5 sitting you get 35 free and you can recommend a friend and they get 20% discount too! This is too good to be true but limited spaces available!


What does it do?

  • Doubles the thickness of your hair
  • Stops hair fall instantly 
  • Increases length by 2 inches in 24 hours 
  • Removes all grey hair forever! Yes no more grey hair, no more colouring. 
  • Say goodbye to dry scalp forever
  • No need to wash your hair, dirt is repelled using nano technology 
  • Using micro magnetic pulses it attracts attention from anyone your standing beside you, no need for tinder anymore!
  • Shake your hair in any open room of your house and it’s instantly cleaned 
  • Using the nano light transformation you can say goodbye to holidays, when sleeping it can teleport you anywhere you think of using brainwaves. 

Yes we do hair, we are bloody brilliant at it but there are limitations and you have to understand if it sounds too good to be true it probly is. The sad reality is some people will read this and think it is in fact true. 

Drop into our salon and let’s discuss fact & fiction 

Boxes are for pigeons not people! 

You are either out of internet coverage or live under a rock if you haven’t seen what’s going on in American this week that is and will effect the world. Everyone has an opinion and we certainly have ours but what’s most disturbing is the shift in what is considered ok in terms of human treatment. 


You can’t put everyone in the same box, I see it as do I’m sure a lot of others do too but daily we all do it and it’s just plain wrong. 

Just because of your faith doesn’t make you a terrorist, being born in a certain country doesn’t make you violent, born into a certain cast or specific area be a certain type of person. Light skin, dark skin that, fat be this, skinny be that, tall this, short that it’s just plain black and white descrinination! Justify it in your head, I’m sure you can but at the end of the day it’s wrong! 

The features on your face, the clothes you wear or the point in which you reach vertically to the length of your hair, your beauty is unique, it’s individual and your you. Yet we have people screaming  descrimination for Trump when daily we see the same thing happen. The difference is I guess the old train of thought where these “old school” ( should retire and step aside) people were and I say we’re literally, years ago relevant as too would be the rasist attitude of Trump and his supporters. 

It’s 2017, what feels like the verge of either civil war or global tensions being at the highest point for decades. We have to reset all our mindset on everything, what religious faith you have, skin color, where you were born, your skin color, height, weight and everything in between and start treating people as individuals not trying to put them in a box when you have no idea who they are. 


Respect everyone as equal and unique!

5 things not to do in the salon

So besides the fact that it’s Christmas week, let’s make it clear a few things you should not do in a salon ( in no particular order ). We know for a lot of people they search for a salon based on location or price or even Facebook numbers! If you want a whatever salon and don’t really care then congratulations “average” is everywhere.  If your after more then make sure you don’t do these things in the salon when you turn up 10 min late. 

  1. Safe to say walking in, not saying anything other than the words “Cut” is not going to get us off on the right foot!
  2. Don’t tell us how to do your hair,tell us how you want it. Doing hair is our job. 
  3. Use the salon with respect, talking on a phone so loudly is plain rude, people come to the salon to get away from this. 
  4. Don’t ask a professional hairdressery ” hurry up ” as that does not end well at all. 
  5. Bring your lunch in and spread it out all over the salon thinking your on a picnic with your hairdresser. 


Yes seriously all of these happen!

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. 

How Hairdressers will get you selfie ready 

In a world where everyone needs to be insta-ready, phone manufacturers selling phones just because of their selfie mode is better than others it makes sense that your hair gets it’s A game on and is photo ready 24/7. 

Before you download every photo filter app let’s get a few basics on for your hair to get you channelling Pro vibes. 

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1. Still stuck on “too placed” hair? It sends uptight vibes and looks posed. Let it be a little free, of course if it looks like you have just been shagged in the back of a car then give it a little lick and pat down. 

2. Color plays a big part of the photo, if your hair is dark then make sure there is ample light hitting it ( preferably filtered light ). If the light is coming from behind a dark Color can throw off red or gold and look a little off.

3. Has to be said, having a feed full of side comb-over style flips may give the impression that your hair is either thin on the top or you just don’t know what to do with it. 

4. No one wears the same clothes month after month or year after year ( well we all have our favourite pieces that we just do but those are exceptions) your hair should evolve and change even if it’s a slight change.

5. Try playing around with braids and styling products before you get your phone out and try something different, who knows you just may like it. 

6. Speak to your hairstylist & get a session on options for your length on styling.  Most haircuts can be worn several ways with very little effort. 

7. Keep it in top condition and this doesn’t mean weekly visits for ” hair spa’s” this means a constructive dialogue with your hairstylist on Maintainence and condition. At times it can be just adding one product to your routine.  

8. Try it completely natural, it’s a fact that hair when cut well, will sit well and move beautifully. There is something carelessly perfect about letting it be free!

9. Have fun, try out some accessories. It could be hair clips, scarves, embellished headbands, coloured bands & elastics add a fun element to your look. 

10. As basic as it sounds if you’re like most people your camera lens may be dusty or have finger prints on it so make sure it’s clean before you start clicking away!

Just like styling there are rules but they need to be broken to know what feels right when it comes to your own photos. Make sure it’s fun and not forced. Having an in-depth discussion with your hairstylist with your expectations on what you want your hair to do will get you on the right track. 

Products you need!

Alfa Parf cristali liquid – shine and tame the frizz

Label M – resurrection dust for more volume than a Led Zeplin concert. 

Label M – dry shampoo because you never know when you need to have a quick freshen up. 

Your face shape matters

By now I hope you know that just because certain hair looks good on your friend or favourite personality it won’t always be the same case with you and your head! The biggest challenge with trying to appeal to the masses is that everyone has a different face shape, different personality and unique goals and dreams. Not everyone should have fullness, not everyone should wear their hair long or short, curly or straight. 

When your choosing your stylist make sure you go to one that discusses your goals and understands your hair, face shape and personality enough to be able to make you look the best!

Hair advice for your Wedding

On Saturday I was talking to a room full of brides to be for Wedding Suttra in there master class, after I felt like I should share with everyone what it is that makes healthy hair or wedding ready hair depending on if your planning a wedding or just want to know what you need to do for healthy hair.

  1. A good hair care regime, this is a hair care plan. A shampoo & conditioner that suits your hair & scalp in your current situation, be it your hair may be dry, colored or damaged etc etc
  2. When you want to achieve anything it cant be done overnight, you need to plan for it, good hair is no different. Trim your hair every 6-8 weeks without fail, this will remove the ends that will be damaged and let you either keep it that length or grow it longer.
  3. Rebonding is not something I encourage in fact we don’t do it at any of our Salons for the following reasons. It’s incredibly dehydrating on the hair, incredibly damaging, gives a completely un natural result and limits your styling for months on end and many more.
  4. Whats the best shampoo to use? I was asked this by almost everyone and I always give the same answer so here it is…. Depending on your hair, the problems your experiencing and the desired result it varies from person to person. Just because of big budget ad’s or famous endoursements does NOT mean it is the best in fact it rarely does. My product of choice is Alfa Parf and Label M.
  5. Blow drying your hair, well this one is the biggest killer of hair happiness of them all. Anyone had a blow dry at almost any salon will know that a lot of stylists will BURN your hair into place rather than dry your hair and set it into place. Hair should not smoke, it’s not normal, if your stylist is making it smoke leave the salon and come see us J
  6. Global color vs highlights or balliage. Why global color is not cool is really simple, your hair naturally always have variation be it from stand to strand as well as from roots to ends, there will always be a variation, this makes it look natural. When you put one color from roots to ends on every strand it looks completly artificial and fake. You can achieve a better result but in a more natural way with a few changes, add a color thats one shade lighter and using the freehand painting effect it will look expensive and natural whilst covering grey.

All in all if your serious about your looks then your hair needs to step it up and you have to put time and energy into it, you cant spend 1 dollar and 10 minutes on your hair and expect it to look like a million bucks it just doesn’t work that way. Investigate, plan and finish your look with the one element that is with you every single day!

Prior Preperation and a little investigation will always get better results than trying to fix anything in the last few minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

Love your curls!

 

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Your hair looks great for five minutes, and then it goes back to POOF! All you girls with curly hair must be going,story of my life. If you allowed a naturally curly hair chick to rant about her hair problems, their terror stories would probably go longer than the movie Gladiator. You can’t really blame them, it can be be quite a challenge. Especially, when your hair screams the climate report and people can figure of the level of humidity by the size of hair.

Fret not, as frizzy as it can be, people have learnt to embrace their natural curls instead of frying them with hot irons or smoothing them with zillions products.  In some cases, the obsession of trying to manage your curls can end up damaging your hair more than doing anything good.

There’s nothing fiercer than curly hair. Some of our favourite celebrities like Lorde, Serayah, Perrie Edwards and Lupita proudly flaunt their born-with-it bouncy hair, and we couldn’t have loved it in any other way. However, it can be a LOVE-HATE relationship, as many curly hair girls don’t feel confident in rocking their natural ‘dos. But with the help of the good stylist, the right cut and easy tricks it is very much achievable to slay it with your natural hair.

Get a diffuser, air drying can become your new BFF, as it is less damaging than a blow dry and much better than waiting hours and hours for your hair to dry. You will find that when you don’t diffuse your curls your hair looks limp and flat, but when you start this tiny habit you will have much more volume.

Repeat after me, DEEP CONDITIONING is the way to go, it can help to control frizz, and reduce breakage and split ends. Your list of hair products should always have; 1. Live in conditioner and cream 2.  Hair serums, double check your list every time if you don’t want look like a stranded sheep. Lol Honestly though, there is nothing hotter than a girl who looks confident in her natural curls, time to ditch your flat iron and embrace your natural hair.

 

Products to Try

 

  • Curl control crème by Label M

 

  • Cristalli Liquid from Alfa Parf

 

  • Protein spray by Label M

 

 

By Konika Dastidar

LOB OBSESSION!

 

We have been washed by many hair trends over the past few years, but, very rarely do you come across a trend that has gone viral, and it’s everywhere. Lob (the long bob) and the bob have gone from the ‘next door girl’ look to one style that was seen all across Golden globes, Oscar and the Grammys.

We love the sexy shorter do Miranda Kerr rocked last month, by far the best feed when it comes to Instagram makeovers. I know we all get bored of the same look day after day. The best thing about summers; it gives you an excuse to go for something shorter and more lived in. I know so many people who would hate to style their long hair every day, plain lazy or someone clueless when it comes to trying different styles and experimenting a little with their looks. Well, maybe the best way to deal with the situation is to go CHOPPY. I know so many of you have been thinking about it for a year and contemplating SHOULD I? SHOULD I NOT? If you’re sick and tired of washing your HAIR FOR HOURS, then maybe it time to chop it off RAPUNZEL, because  you’re not going to get laid by letting your hair down from a tower in this generation.

We all have to admit it; it can be hard as hell to take care of your long locks, especially when you’re fighting DELHI’s pollution, dust, the fricking heat, and have lost half of your hair trying out products from TV ads. Why struggle so hard when you can look 10 times hotter chopped?

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Don’t make a nest or a mess of your hair, and go get the LOB. If you are slightly more excited then you have the option of going super short, pull off a Taylor Swift,or a Karlie Kloss (IT’S HOT AS HELL, RIGHT NOW).  It can be one of the most versatile haircuts, as it fits any woman, with any face shape, or style, and if you have straight hair it’s said to be the shit.

You can keep it with or without bangs, blunt or layered, straight, wavy or curly, and style it in 100 different ways.  Who said short hair can’t be styled in many ways, maybe my GRANDMOM.

A LOB can give you a sense of confidence, a stronger look where you will feel more in control. Haircuts have a major impact on how you feel from inside as well as outside, go for this sexy, chic hair style —and refreshingly easy to wear.

 

By Konika Dastidar