Cant locate you

After over 10 years in India its a common phrase to delay life a little, sorry we couldn’t find you or its difficult to find! Short of floating a blimp balloon above the salon lets make life easy for you so you have to be more creative when you know you’re running late! Now the Senate in the United States struggle to understand google but lets be honest we are all a little smarter than them so lets lay it out for everyone how to find the Salon.

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Open google maps, it should be on your phone, unless your so old school ( which is fine ) on google maps there is a tab for you to type an address or business, this is it, type in ” Rod Anker Salons”  and click enter and follow the directions and your good to go!

I know right, its that easy, if you are getting close and because you have trust issues you don’t believe google then give us a call 011 4101001 We are beside Altitude Cafe and two doors away from Bombay Shirt company.

Honestly if you are not capable of finding us after all of this then I guess you should be home cutting your own hair!

When you really really want it to stay in place!

You have a place to be, someone to impress and you need your hair to stay exactly the way it’s meant too for hours without moving so what are you going to do?

You can walk around like this or go get a blowout that’s going to realistically match your expectations. Give us a call

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Meherchand market is open

While we have all seen, heard or experienced the recent escalation in the Delhi “cleanup” and while a lot of businesses have been effected ( over 700,000 ) we are still open. The market is open and whilst the floor size of a lot of businesses has been effected we are all open.

Come visit Meherchand it’s got parking and is clean and easily accessible.

How to avoid Yellow hair

We have all seen it on someone, you may call it gold, you may call it red but regardless what you call it unless its intentional it can look ugly!

 

Now every hair on the planet as well as your head has undertone color and without going into a technical explanation lets just understand the basics, if you lighten your hair or put your hair through a chemical process, chances are at some point the cuticle has been opened. By opening the cuticle you are allowing the sun and environment to lighten your hair further and the hair color will change, bringing out the under tone color. We see a lot of people that color their hair dark and go out in the sun, after a few weeks its looking gold or red, this is because the hair is lightening and your undertone is showing through.

Do you color it again to cover it, is that the answer?

Not always needed but depends on case to case to be honest, the best way is prevention. When colouring your hair it needs to be done knowing your hair texture and condition and if fading is an issue then color concentrates can be used so when it fades it is not so obvious. Also on a side not remembering that the shampoo you use will help the color tone stay true to what it is meant to be longer, so always use a sulphate free shampoo and don’t oil your hair ( this puts a coating on your hair shaft and increases the temperature of the hair therefore evaporating the internal moisture faster )

 

Always use a conditioner every time you shampoo and followed by a leave in serum!

 

Come see us to find out more!

 

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So you have the latest handbag, but your hair is 5 seasons old

Its true we don’t really hold back when it comes to getting our point across in fact the team writing these posts have no problem at all calling a spade a spade and thats fine, in fact thats who we are…real!

We see people coming in all the time with the latest this or that, could be a handbag or the new iphoneX these are the type of people that simply have to have the latest. We kind of think its weird that the same people, yes the exact same people have not changed their hairstyle or color since 1985, nope not even a tinny bit!

Now don’t get us wrong we love your bag collection and I am sure probably not as much as you do, but seriously that hair!

 

Call us on 011410 10011

 

When your hair has been chewed

Too often we see clients coming in having been to another salon and the cut looks more like it has been chewed rather than cut by professionals, now this is not a dig at anyone just stating the obvious and its sad. Hairdressing is an art and needs to be respected as it is or it becomes a product which it never can be, its a service!

 

If your hair isn’t working, asking for simply  ” A good cut” is never going to work, Im sure as much as you are that no one intentionally gives you a bad haircut however its far more in-depth than simply asking for a good one like you ask for a fresh cake at the bakery not yesterdays, it doesn’t work like that. Sooner or later everyone will be focusing on quality hairdressing rather than increasing the number of outlets they have but until then its up to you to do some research and find the best hair salon for you!

 

If you think we have what it takes to give you what you are looking for then give us a call or drop in for a chat and see if it clicks!

 

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You have reached our customer support Team My name is Terry Tightass

We have a big problem, it seems that a lot of you have been taught to complain on anything and you get a discount, shout, write reviews and even just camp out to get some % discount and its kind of sad. Now whilst there are times when you should complain and strongly we agree! There are also times when you the customer is wrong! Yes WRONG. If you after a lengthy conversation nd many many many rferences and discussions beyond normal still want to do something against our recommendations then the shoe is on your foot! Will we sympathise with you, hell yes but we will also tell you that we told you so. A change of mind is completely different to a bad color, some people think they can have 2-3 colors over 1-2 weeks and all in the name of ” let me try it and see” it DOESN’T work like that!

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Now if you are reading this it may sound like w dont care and tht could not be the furtherest from the truth, in fact we have told people we would not do things to their hair becuase we knew it was not 1. what they wanted 2. wouldnt suit and have lost a sale for it. HOWEVER there are some that still come thinking that they know more than us, listen to our advice and reasons why we dont think they should do something then go and tell us to do it anyway.

Well if you are after someone to just to do what you know and not be a profesional then please do not come, there are so many salons that are happy to say yes mam, sure mam knowing that they are about to destroy your hair but pay anyway. Thats not us!

 

Our policy is really simple, if we have done something wrong we fix it no matter what, if you have changed your mind then its going to cost you the difference. Respect the Art and listen to professionals. We always disclose the cost before we start if we are asked, we do NOT look at someone and assume they can not afford us, if you get extra servives its a fairly well said thing to assume its going to cost extra, if you are having color then want a cut for example its extra. We do not do a lot of services that we think are simply for revenue because of our ethics, we pride ourselves in being transparent.

Rod charges more for his work compared to the rest of the Team due to his years of hairdressing and expertise, if you would like more information dont hesitat to give us a call or drop in for a free consultation, its what we always say 🙂

When the thing you want most will end up destroying you!

It happens when the one thing you want more than anything in the world, you also know its going to destroy you, whatever it is at some point you have to realize its not right for you! If you are looking for new hair then dont have a set mindset of trying to do the one thing that you have had in your mind for years and never been able to get it, maybe its not for you, maybe it is too and you have been going to the wrong place lol!

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Its easier to get a new head by getting your hair done so give us a call!

Step by step on how to use your hairdryer the right way!

You have read every blog and watched every youtube video on how to blow dry your hair yet still you ain’t getting it!

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We thought to share the top 5 tips on how to make all the difference in your blow out, that will give you so much free time, you will have to find other ways to fill your morning!

Top 5 tips

  • Comb through with a wide tooth comb when the conditioner is in the hair
  • Pat dry, don’t rub it like its a wet dog
  • Air should face downwards along the hair shaft when drying
  • Always finish each section with cool air, this closes the cuticle and gives a lot of shine
  • Use a light weight serum pre blow drying as this will protect the hair from the heat and help close the cuticle

 

Part of what we do is to teach you to be able to manage your hair yourself at home, its one thing to cut your hair and have it looking good when you leave, its another thing to have you look good every day, after all isn’t that what you want?

If you simply could not be bothered then its time to call us!

Call 011 41010011

 

Photographer – Rod Anker

Model- Merrylin Boro

 

How to get the best Wash and blow

You may be someone who thinks a blow is a blow is a blow, yet if you have had a bad blow you will know it’s not!

The problem is a bad blow dry can be the cause of a lot of problems and could be the reason you look like a fried mess!

A few things to keep in mind when getting a blow out!

  • The hair does not need burning into place
  • Over use of heat when it’s not needed causes dehydration and will lead to split ends
  • Always use heat protection
  • Always use conditioner
  • Just because its cheap doesnt mean its harmless

If something has to be forced then chances are there is a problem, your cut should be specifically for your hair and if it’s not working then maybe it’s the cut that needs altering.

What are you getting up to after your shower that is destroying your hair?

Habits are things you do without thinking or effort its almost like breathing, when we talk about how to treat hair when you wash it, its also once you get out of the shower that will make the difference to how it behaves!

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After washing your hair, then comes the  conditioning and this is to be done from the ends to the roots or you may be making your scalp oily, remember its the hair that you want to condition not the scalp! Using a wide tooth comb, comb it through with the conditioner in and then rinse it well!

Once your out of the shower a lot of you ( or so we are told ) flip upside down, wrap a towel around and go have chai, watch TV, read the paper etc etc then rip the towel off and give it a good shake?!

If thats you and you wonder at any point why your hair is a frizzy mess, please read the above paragraph again slowly.

Putting your hair upside down in a towel is cuter productive and will cause undue friction on the hair, then the shake will make sure it goes frizzy by the time its dry!

Pat your hair with the towel, gently, then apply a leave in serum and do NOTHING else unless you are going to blow dry it, don’t shake it, treat it gently and place it don’t flick it!

 

For more styling tips make sure you scroll through the links below!

 

Image via Merrylin Boro Instagram

The First Hair blog in India, possibly the world!

Ok so we get a lot of people asking about why we blog, what we blog about and why we are the way we are so want to spell it out since some people are a little slow on the uptake. This is not about being the same as everyone else, we are just like you and different so its important to understand that everyone has a voice and everyone has an opinion. Going to a salon and finding the right hairstylist for you is about skill but its also about personality. We believe that being in the people business we have to be ourselves, because we are not going to put on an act 24/7 its too tiring and to be honest its annoying.

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Do we post stuff thats a little over the top…yes do we say things that you are thinking…yes Do we talk about hair in an honest no frills informative way..YES

We do not claim to be the same as every other salon in fact we are complete opposite, we don’t do everything you think, we do everything to do with hair and nothing more.

If you are looking for a real Salon that talks real and is more interested in hair than trying to convince you to do things you really don’t need to do then you need to call us on

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What happens when you don’t condition!

It has come to our Attention that a lot of people don’t condition their hair because it makes their scalp oily, If you are one of these people you have been using the conditioner ALL WRONG!

Before you get your knickers in a twist let us explain, calm down!

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Sure we hear you, you like your hair full and when you use conditioner it goes flat, well you have been using it the wrong way, a conditioner is for the hair!

When you shampoo your hair, you open the cuticle ( the outer layer of your hair that protects the moisture and structure of the hair ) and when you condition, this closes the cuticle, basic right, yes it is. When  you open the cuticle, you must close it. If you find the conditioner is making your scalp oily there is a few things that are a possibility

  1. You are putting conditioner on the scalp which is not needed, its for the hair!
  2. You are using a conditioner that is too thick or heavy, try using a lighter conditioner or even a leave in serum which will close the cuticle.

If you leave the cuticle open what will happen anyway right, well your hair will be dehydrated, you are more prone to split ends, it will be full of static, the ends will become thin from the breakage and you will most likely look like an over loved Barbie doll purchased from a thrift store.

There is many ways to get fullness other than avoiding the basics, there is no shortcut to having the right hair other than V lining it to us!

Guys, choose your haircut carefully!

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

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

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

 

Call us on 011 410  10011

You may know how to use google, we know hair better

We had someone in the salon recently who’s hair was, well lets just say it looked like it had been through the menu of a salon and had everything done in the same day..literally! First off I think its a little weird that some people think a menu at a Salon is like a food menu and they should order everything and at least one of the items will be nice, it simply dent work like that peeps!

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When we asked what was she thinking to do all of these things on the one day if at all, most of which she did not need nor should she have done, her reply was really sad. ” I said I wanted my hair smooth, shinny and a little life in the color so they told me I had to do rebounding, all over color with some highlights and a treatment with some layers” I was on holidays the next day so asked them to do whatever could be done, if it all could be done in the one day please do it because I want to look good for my trip. They assured me it could be done, all was well until I left the salon.

Well no surprise, I guess it was more like do it all now please ( as it turns out it was more of a demand than a question and we asked and kept asking till we got to the reality ). Now its not her fault, the reality a lot of hairstylists are ruled by turnover and not results, if it was a results based business they would be most likely not doing half of the things they try and push rather fixing problems. We find a lot of times we end up not doing what is asked, we do less because it is not needed!

Why are we here as a professional salon if we simply do what we are told to do even knowing it is the wrong thing?

Sure WebMd has turned us all into Doctors ( well maybe just us lol ) but it is a far cry to an actual diagnosis or reality, just like reading a beauty blog saying something is good or perfect for everyone does not mean it is the right thing for you, maybe it is, maybe it isn’t but you need to sometimes be told NO.

We will not do what you say always, its called life, we will do what is best for your hair and the look you are after!

What is the difference between baliage and highlights

A lot of confusion lately when it comes to various color techniques and then the lack of understanding of which color will best suit you so we are showing you some options so you can see the technique then decide on the color. Obviously the color can be changed and the intensity or amount of color can be adapted but this gives you an idea of the terminology.

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This is Baliage, its freehand painting on the hair in selected sections that are specifically coloured and create a seamless smooth blending of color. Can be light or can be subtle, best to do 3-4 inches away from scalp and is easily maintained and doesn’t require much maintenance. Its our Favourite color technique right now as it gives you color without looking like you tried too hard!

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This is highlight, shadow highlights give lightness and variation to specifics parts of the style to highlight certain areas, this is in the under layers to lighten up the face and create a fresh look!

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This is Ombre, not for the faint hearted and is in your face, our guess is that it started with someone wanting to grow out the overall blonde color and simply could not be bother doing it so…Boom the trend started. The darker your hair the more extreme it can appear.

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Dip Dye in pastel, yes as the name suggests it looks like you dropped the last 5-6 inches of your hair in a bucket of color.

 

So before you say you want XYZ make sure you have a proper conversation with your stylist and have a good understanding of the difference or you will likely be left with a look you didnt intend!

Looking washed up after your fancy color?

There are still a few people out there who think getting a bright pastel color requires us pulling a tube out, putting it in a bowl and applying it to your hair, then boom you look like a mermaid and life is perfect. Well there is a lot more to it than this sadly, so we thought it best to spell it out and squash a few myths so you can then asses if its the right thing to do or not.

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To get a bright pastel color or even a pastel color the hair has to be light, now if you have blonde hair naturally then congratulations you are 80% there but if your hair is dark then it HAS to be lightened up ( yes bleached ) and depending on the color you want to the level it has to be lightened. If you mix paint think like you are in kindergarten for a minute, mix blue and red you get purple so if you lighten it put to red/ orange the result if you want blue will be somewhat a purple color but your accuracy is going to be loose.

Ok so you have managed to get the color after 2-3 sessions of lightening your hair, each time sitting in the salon for 2-3 hours and your scalp feels more like you have been beaten up than had a pamper session but you look good!

Now the minute you wash your hair the color will start to fade, sure you can use the right products to help, like a sulphate free shampoo etc but it will fade eventually depending on the condition, color etc etc.

Once it fades and it will, you will find that it fades uneven and your left with a patchy mermaid back stage groupie kinda look. If you at this point want to do pastel again then you have to possibly deal with the base you have and decide what color to do again if you want to change it, if you want to go back to a natural look then colouring over it will work but keep in mind just because its then dark and looks natural, chances are it will feel coloured and you need to treat it like it is coloured and be extremely careful with it!

If you are still keen then drop in, we love doing fun colours but will always make sure you are 100% informed before we start!

How to get the best Blow

You have read every blog and watched every youtube video on how to blow dry your hair yet still you ain’t getting it!

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We thought to share the top 5 tips on how to make all the difference in your blow out, that will give you so much free time, you will have to find other ways to fill your morning!

Top 5 tips

  • Comb through with a wide tooth comb when the conditioner is in the hair
  • Pat dry, don’t rub it like its a wet dog
  • Air should face downwards along the hair shaft when drying
  • Always finish each section with cool air, this closes the cuticle and gives a lot of shine
  • Use a light weight serum pre blow drying as this will protect the hair from the heat and help close the cuticle

 

Part of what we do is to teach you to be able to manage your hair yourself at home, its one thing to cut your hair and have it looking good when you leave, its another thing to have you look good every day, after all isn’t that what you want?

If you simply could not be bothered then its time to call us!

Call 011 41010011

 

Photographer – Rod Anker

Model- Merrylin Boro

 

Just because the mass go there does not mean its not the crazy bin!

One of the easiest ways to find a salon is ask someone likeminded, asking just anyone where they go to get their hair done simply won’t work, maybe it will maybe it won’t but one would imagine its a hit and miss. If you know someone that has similar taste as you, likes to look after themselves then it may be the best bet to ask them for recommendations!

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Rememeber just because a lot of people go to a place, be it a salon or a “place” doesn’t mean its right for you, or anyone for that matter. A lot of the time some people a certain place is cool or the best simply because they have not experienced anything else.

If you have not ever loved your hair, then chances are the salon your going to is wrong for you, its kind of that basic.

Hey lets catch up for a coffee

For anyone who has been to Australia you will know that they love their coffee like sometimes more than there family, its important! So when we say drop in for a coffee its not a causal pre mix type coffee its a proper coffee so you should not take it lightly.

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Many plans are brewed over coffee and hair can be one of them, worst case scenario you have a good chat and a nice coffee.

So next time your thinking about your next move with your hair, drop in and have a chat with us and lets plan this!

5 different ways to take the perfect selfie and 1 way to send that nude shot!

Selfie 🤳 game has reportingly at an all time high and there has even been reports of people having a condition from over exposure to “bad selfies” on Facebook and Instagram. Some go to all sorts of lengths 🏊🏼 in order to fill their feed with incredible images.


All we say is make sure you hair is right, color on fleek and for the love of God, don’t do the side hair flip in every single photo, it looks kinda odd!

If you need help, drop in and see us we will help with a few handy hints and styling options. 


Image via Lorenzo Plaatjies

Not bending over backwards for you!

We had someone in the salon recently who’s hair was, well lets just say it looked like it had been through the menu of a salon and had everything done in the same day..literally! First off I think its a little weird that some people think a menu at a Salon is like a food menu and they should order everything and at least one of the items will be nice, it simply dent work like that peeps!

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When we asked what was she thinking to do all of these things on the one day if at all, most of which she did not need nor should she have done, her reply was really sad. ” I said I wanted my hair smooth, shinny and a little life in the color so they told me I had to do rebounding, all over color with some highlights and a treatment with some layers” I was on holidays the next day so asked them to do whatever could be done, if it all could be done in the one day please do it because I want to look good for my trip. They assured me it could be done, all was well until I left the salon.

Well no surprise, I guess it was more like do it all now please ( as it turns out it was more of a demand than a question and we asked and kept asking till we got to the reality ). Now its not her fault, the reality a lot of hairstylists are ruled by turnover and not results, if it was a results based business they would be most likely not doing half of the things they try and push rather fixing problems. We find a lot of times we end up not doing what is asked, we do less because it is not needed!

Why are we here as a professional salon if we simply do what we are told to do even knowing it is the wrong thing?

Sure WebMd has turned us all into Doctors ( well maybe just us lol ) but it is a far cry to an actual diagnosis or reality, just like reading a beauty blog saying something is good or perfect for everyone does not mean it is the right thing for you, maybe it is, maybe it isn’t but you need to sometimes be told NO.

We will not do what you say always, its called life, we will do what is best for your hair and the look you are after!

Sometimes you just have to do it for yourself

Its no secret that everyone has an opinion about, well everything and some will just want you to know it every day, what they think about your clothes, your job, your choice of partner, what your eating and the way you dance. Its exhausting actually listening to it all, its like they don’t have a life of their own to worry about they have to discuss yours or offer an opinion.

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With your hair, its almost like everyone will talk about it and when its a style or length they like they will tell you they never liked it like it was before OR they will simply tell you to grow it or cut it, it looked better the way it was earlier.

Its your hair, its your life wear it the way YOU want too, how on earth can someone ( anyone ) tell you to grow it or cut it?

If you want to have some fun with your hair then its about time you took control and did what you want to do and have some fun!

Yoga that will help your hairstyle

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

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Then your going to the wrong salon!

 

Explain to me what you are waiting for again

Its easy to say, I will do it when XYZ happens or I will commit when ….. the reality is the perfect time never comes and will never come, if you are waiting for something to change or someone to change the reality is it or they won’t. Time moves even if you are standing still waiting and its important to be the one who is in control of your life, its not a game, its your life!

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Doesn’t matter if you are waiting for your hair to be a certain length, or if you are waiting for the right time to resign, the reality there will never be a right time. The right time is when you decide enough is enough, take the step to be the best person you can be today for you, don’t keep giving part of you to someone or something that in reality doesn’t deserve you or your time. Get that hair cut, buy that dress, take that holiday and live life!

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

No standing anytime

To us one of the most scary places to be is comfortable, its when everything becomes predictable is when things become boring and it is then that you have lost the hunger and thirst to be on a constant change and evolve. Lets be honest though its easy to get comfy, could be on the couch, comfy at work, in business or just in life. We have to go out of our way to push ourselves and the things we do to make sure that we keep evolving as a person to experience as much in life as possible. There are always people that will say that being in a. predictable comfort zone is the goal ( and it may be for you and thats fine ) but for us its the scariest place on planet earth.

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Your hair is the easiest thing to change and possibly the easiest thing to let become stale and boring because a lot of people once they find something that works they just stick with it, day after day, week after week, year after year. Boring!

 

Get a new look in 2018

Tired of the same shit!

I don’t know about a lot of you, but don’t you find yourself bored out of your head from time to time, it normal right. Same people, same places, same conversations and the same challenges day in day out, like seriously is this life?

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The say you become what or who you spend the most time around so if you stay in the rut, you end up becoming the rut, scary right?!

We are fed the same type of consumer hype on almost everything like buying a certain product is going to change a thing, a dream holiday or a car that will get you to your destination faster and better. Your boss is a dick, the people you interact with every day are 100% not the type of people that are going to lift you up, if anything you have constant thoughts of growing them in your morning coffee just to shut them up!

If this sounds like you then its time to get a fresh new cut or color, or go crazy and get both!

Is your color washing out?

Firstly apologies if you think after reading this that we think your stupid but we thought to share a few hair facts with you and colouring to make things a little more simple to understand. There are some colours that will fade, tone fades and it is possible however fading in a solid line is not going to happen its actually called regrowth.

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When you first started colouring your hair to cover the odd grey hair, life was fairly simple, you got it done every 6-8 weeks and even then hardly noticed the odd white you had, now a few years later there is more than a few “odd” grey hairs its more like a lot and your dark color that you were 10-20 years ago that you insist on still doing looks black against the white hairs as it grows. The easiest way to explain it is brown will look black when you put it beside white, and a few white will look like a bunch beside brown or dark hair. Your hair is constantly growing, so if your have white hair even colouring over it it is growing from the moment it is covered, the darker the color the more visible it will be as it grows. If you expect not to see any white for weeks then you are delusional, its like a guy saying I shaved a week ago and now I have facial hair, it literally grows 24/7 and you will see small dots of white within days, this is normal and reality.

Easy way to get longer out of it is simple, do not take your color as dark as you are, as you get more grey ( or white hair ) the take the color slightly lighter so there is less variation. Add some highlights to your color to break it up and its not so solid.

Color does not fade in a perfect line, its called regrowth!

It might be a cool haircut, but not on you

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

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

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

 

Call us on 011 410  10011

Stuff that in your mouth girl

So you want to be hot, have awesome hair, eat and drink what you want and everything to be amazing?! Well there most likely is a window in time when you possibly can do this and for those still in those very few years 18-20 go for it piggy. For the rest we have to have balance, both in life and the fun we put our bodies through. We get asked a lot is there a food that would make our hair grow, well considering Rod is bald, if there is such a food then someone needs to tell him!

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Fast food is fine in moderation but having a diet that is not balanced will eventually catch up on you, your hair and your body. Have a balanced diet, get the right amount of sleep and be kind to others.

Saying that we are writing this on a Saturday so I guess you can start this tomorrow!

Since when is your Kitchen an option for hair care

Home remedies started pre internet and before there were any other options other than to rely on the information passed down from generation to generation, back then it was all you had, there was no on line shopping, no boutique brands and certainly the only research was based on what your family did or what stories were told.

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Now whilst some may sound legit, there are very few that actually work or in fact some have the adverse effect and cause problems rather than cure anything. Somewhat like a placebo you may end up thinking that by doing some of these obscure things you hair may grow longer, thicker, faster and any other promises your 110 year old grandmother tells you!

Now whilst some of the home remedies we have been exposed to are not only crazy but plain disgusting, like onion pulp on your scalp….seriously? If you think putting Olive oil or coconut oil on your scalp is going to miraculously going to solve anything, you really need to get your head right!

Before you go to your fridge, do a little research on this thing called Internet and make the determination yourself, don’t take our opinion as authority its best to get the information yourself then make a decision.

If your planning on asking a professional what food you can put on your hair to “fix it” understand that you have a problem with the basics and you need to come and see us

Its not just the color or the cut that makes the overall look

So we saw this and immediately thought of several times clients have got an amazing color but to be honest skipped getting a haircut and they should not have. If you happen to be on a budget and can only get one thing done we suggest starting with the cut, get the right shape than fill in the color after when your ready.

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Trust us when we say you may be lucky, but you may live to regret being a tight wad and not getting it all done, so either wait and do it properly or don’t do it at all.

 

See you soon!

You believe what you are told

Sometimes we are dumb, we hear things and we accept them as facts although without question and these things we hear can have a very negative effect on us and our lives. It can be even our own crazy robot voice telling you that you can’t do something or that you are not worthy and this constant chatter will put your mind into a space that is not productive and things will slowly spiral downwards.

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Its may have all been justified, life may have dealt you the worst hand on the planet, daily people crap on you, mentally and physically and yet at some point you have to say enough Im going to get through this and life is going to be amazing. Is it going to be easy, no, is it going to be worth it, yes! Remember that child inside you that believed that nothing was impossible, life was full of opportunities, be that person again!

You want to look like an apple but you will always be a banana

Trends come and go and there are people out there ( yes we know who you are! ) that will flip between all of them thinking that they want to stay on trend, then there are others that are stuck in a time warp and the only change you will see on them is a subtle change in the part line.

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Come on guys and girls, your hair has to match your personality so if you are a high maintenance MOFO and having beach waves it kinda looks fake, same if you are a scattered mess yet your hair is super sorted then something is odd about the overall look.

Your hair is an extension of who you are, it has to work with your personality as much as your overall look. To feel the best it all has to be put together in a way that none of it is out of place.

 

Your parents hair determines your hair

What hair your parents have has a large play in what hair you will have, if your mum and dad both have curly hair that is thick as your school friend then chances are your hair will be thick and curly. This is not always fool proof but changing your diet won’t change your hair, using a different product won’t change the growth, it is determined when your parents chromosones connected ( eww right lol ) but its a fact.

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So before you head on line and try to get the latest thickening product, whilst some will have a temporary effect and can add volume and fullness it is temporary. Your family may be as crazy as a flock of seagulls, if their hair is thick or thin curly or straight chances are yours will be a mix of it and that will make you, you! There are things to manage what you have better, be it products or getting the right cut however you can not change genetics.

 

Are you wasting money on hair products

If you have ever been to a salon and got your hair did, you most likely have experienced what we are told is the most annoying thing, a persistent push to sell you things to fill your bathroom cupboards that will do very little to recreate the look or maintain the condition but they look good.

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Now we are not saying you don’t need certain products however there has to be a balance between what you actually need to create the look and what not essential. We think that there is enough “things” in this world that are on the list of could do without that we don’t need to add to it.

If the cut is done right will it sit the way its intended after you wash it with little effort?

Well depending on the look and the style, lets say you have straight hair and you want to wear it curly then unless there is a natural bend to some extent, no it won’t, if you have fine flat hair will it be full after a wash and go, no. Saying that the cut makes all the difference and can encourage the movement required but its not going to work solo and not need any support or assistance from product. The key is getting the right products, typically we believe that any more than two products ( other than a shampoo and conditioner ) is enough. No one has the time, money and space in there bathroom for 5-6 products to get that perfect “natural look”. But I guess if you do there is enough products on the market you could certainly do it, but we like to keep things simple.

If easy going hair is your thing then give us a call

011 41010011

 

How to protect that bright color

If you have ever coloured your hair you will know that getting it done and maintaining it can be two completely different things, sure every effort may be made in the process however if you do not look after it the intensity will fade!

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Things to make sure you are doing to keep the color alive!

  • Use a sulphate free shampoo, this is detergent free and will be a lot more gentle on the color and you will experience less fade.
  • Always condition, Even if you think you shouldn’t, you have to use a conditioner as this closes the cuticle and will keep the color inside the hair shaft longer and not let it be exposed to the sun, or fading.
  • Dont do any chemical treatments after your color, this will strip out the color faster than you can imagine. Once its coloured do nothing.
  • Regular trims, every 5-6 weeks, removes split ends ( which will not hold color intensity at all ) and keeps the hair looking fresh and in good condition

 

Hope this helps, if you need more advice drop into the salons and ask us 🙂

Two story Hair Salon in Meherchand Market

So it struck us that a lot of people tend to walk around looking at the pavement, of course this can be for our own safety considering the state of some footpaths or lack of, however Meherchand market has a great footpath and is possibly the only shopping market that has a proper footpath so there is no excuse you haven’t seen our Salon!

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We have two floors of Hair, yes two, ground floor as well as first floor and all we do is hair, we specialise in hair, our focus is hair and all of our services are hair which makes us focused on…..yes you guessed correct HAIR.

 

What will suit you?

We all think we are unique, we all want to be a little different and have a USP to our life, its one thing to want to be different by choice or by design. Some people are born to that way, they want to stand out and question the ” Norms “and will go out of their way to make sure they don’t fit in and some people will say they don’t want to be normal yet everything they do is mainstream!

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Now mainstream is not a bad thing, if thats your jam then own it and rock it, however if its not then its fine too but it doesn’t matter if its your hair, your travel plans, your relationship particulars or anything else its your choice!

We don’t confess to know it all but all but we do know that you are individual and to get your hair to actually suit you it needs to not only work with your face shape but personality, lifestyle and styling requirements. To find this out its a conversation that needs to happen between you and your stylist to get all the info and questions asked, then it can be discussed.

Every day is Holi!

Color is such an amazing tool and gift and daily we take for granted. With hair the options are literally endless and just like any art, takes skill, practise and education in order to be able to understand and deliver colors that pop to colors that last. 


We all know what blue, red, green and yellow yet we all can not paint right? We may know what looks good but don’t know what it is or how to describe it or replicate it. 

Knowing color is and truly understanding it is learnt over years with hair, it is not a text book kind of learning rather a true understanding of what colors will work with what colors, undertones and the effect of hue and saturation. Then there is lightening and corrective color ( for those who continually do DIY or discount )

Vogue India named Rod the best colourist in India for a reason, come experience why.