Get a Haircut for 100rp Use promo code #eyecandy

It’s been 2 1/2 years Jason has put in learning the art of hair, how it moves, shakes and what works and doesn’t work. It’s more training than 95% of people that cut hair have had in India and we are super proud of him being ready to rock!

Now to celebrate sure we will get cake 🍰 and possible the odd donut or two but we wanted you guys to have the chance to experience his work first hand.

So yes as you can see his more like an artist and is an integral part of our Team!

If you want to get your hair done with Jason then you have to be quick as this is not going to happen again and ONLY for 2 days.

Sunday 19th 11-6pm

Monday 20th 10-8

Get your Mens haircut @100rp if you come in and say #eyecandy and you get it for 100 bucks! Crazy we know and doing it for the simple reason to get you to experience the difference.

Normally 500rp

Now because we know some will be busy or not even see this so listen up. It’s ONLY for two days, no rain checks and first in first served.

So if you’re tired of looking like trash that should be taken out you have two days to get it done and have change for snacks on your way home, because caring is sharing!

Call the salon now to block your slot!

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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!

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

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

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

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!

Call 01141010011

You call me babe but it feels like f#%face

There are so many good quotes we can all save and post, use them as captions, hurl them out at the right time socially and yet very few actually live them. It used to be called two faced but I guess now we have new names for it but who knows.

Constant social media stalking has made us very educated ( almost experts some would say lol ) on the depth of utter crap that some salons quote, they apparently are ALL the best, ALL are the most qualified, saw a few that apparently Rod trained but he didn’t, some bragging they are the biggest and get this one that said it was the first lol.

God knows no one cares how big your doodle is, only your the one focusing on it, no one cares how much space you have for a salon, no one cares how fast you opened, no one cares about anything other than what you do, how well you do it, how much experience your staff have and if you stand by your product. If you do it and won’t support the consumer if things go wrong, guess what…. your a liar.

Authentic marketing is the only way to choose a service in a people driven business because it shows personality rather than attitude or a pissing contest.

So before you get that A frame that says “Your hair is your crown” or “blow out before you go out” or whatever it was put outside your salon thinking your super creative, train, talk and listen, good relationships are a two way street not a bus lane or a one way lane.

Why are you left on the sideline?

Let’s go out, they said. It will be fun, they said! Now you are left watching them having fun and are left feeling like you’re a different breed to them, no doubt they will ask what was wrong with you the next day too, like why weren’t you having fun right.

Well if you can even slightly relate to this, then it’s about time you got your little tush into the salon and starting experimenting with some fresh looks on your hair, no not zebra stripes either that’s just not cool. Maybe some fresh balayage or even bangs but either way it’s about time you took control and made you the centre of attention again!

Call us on 01141010011

Faded

With the temperature above 40 for the last 3-4 weeks we are all looking for ways to keep our cool. We told you get a fade, we showed you photos, talked about it and now your all doing it!

Get your fade today with Mohit today call 01141010011

Woke up like this

Everyone has a goal to be able to roll out of bed looking like your ready to be on the cover of Italian Vogue yet your habits or routine possibly are not going to get that happening.

When you get that blow out and it’s looking amazing you wish it would last forever but if your doing this then chances are it won’t.

1. Do you ruff up your hair, flip it this way and that like you’re an extra on a hair TVC?

2. You run your fingers through it too much making it smoother?

3. At night a satin pillowcase and loosely tie it up or even a loose braid.

Treat it gentle, move it with your fingers closed together, don’t go all deep and get in amoungst it day 1 or day 2 or it will loose the definition and smoothness.

Try these tips to get it to last longer, when you wake up remove the hair band, a little serum and smoother it down and you should be good to go!

Why are you not replying?

Some of us remember getting our first mobile phones, wasn’t that long ago. Texting was not our main form of communication, In fact believe it or not it was talking ( wtf right ) well it was! A text would be replied straight away, well because it was rude and ignorant not too. Now…….

Sorry I didn’t see your messages & calls.

Hair could have taken things up a notch

There are times when you got it all right but there is something not quite right, for the untrained eye ( not really needed in the below case 😂) it may be hard to spot what it is.

Think like this and you really can’t go wrong, if your hair is bang on you really don’t need to worry about anything else.

If it’s above your shoulders we cut it!

A lot of salons choose to do a little this and that, jack of all trades ( master of none ) with the goal to try and be your “one stop shop” 😂 and only delivering 20% of everything vs being 100% of one thing. Now whilst we get it, a lot of you have expectations that we should be doing hair, nails, your makeup, picking up your groceries, collecting your children, taking them to the toilet, washing their bums, ordering your lunch and the list goes on. But guess what we don’t, we won’t and we will not hesitate to let your little Johnny poop his pants ( nah only kidding but you get the point )

If you want anything not hair related, your in the wrong house, if you want awesome hair, take a seat Cheryl and let’s get started!

What haircuts suit guys that are thinning out

It’s no secret that guys loose their hair typically, not always but it’s in our DNA just like the sun will rise and fall every day there is limits to how you can control it. What you can do is be aware of what haircuts will work best so you don’t end up looking older than you are!

The interesting thing is that the amount of hair you have has no link to your manhood so stop obsessing over it that’s the first thing. A woman would prefer a guy who is respectful, loves life, looks after her and is motivated more than she will look for a guy that has a good amount of hair! Yep I know who would have thought right lol.

Now what hairstyles

The biggest mistake is most will leave it longer on the top as it thins out because they are scared that you can see through it. Big mistake as this typically makes it look thinner. Obviously there is a limit to how short is too short and how long is too long and that differs from person to person.

The more you try to hide it thinning the more it will stand out. If you try and hide something from someone, put it right in front of that person and it’s not as obvious and most likely won’t see it. Hide behind a curtain and your almost sure to be seen.

At the end of the day remember the density of the top may be thinning so best to not have a big variation between the density of the top vs the sides. If the top is 50% less than it was then the sides are 50% thicker looking so the top will stand out. Leaving it longer will make the top look thinner.

Local barber Rishi

I caught up with Rishi the local barber not far from our salon and just talk about life. At 52 he works 6 days and loves being his own boss, his father, grandfather were barbers and shifted to Delhi 30 years ago and has been in the same spot since. A super smiley happy guy who like all hairdressers loves to talk! He has 3 kids and all in college now and doesn’t want them to continue the tradition, wants them to have a better life. Has put them through school and owns his own house & at 30rp or US .45 per haircut This guy is awesome!

Now I don’t know what or how but we need to do something to make life better for him and all the roadside barbers to make their life better.

Is it time you started colouring your hair Guys?

So you have seen it all and yet nothing really interests you enough for you to book in for a color?

Well just because its not a normal mainstream color doesn’t mean it could not be cool, why not think outside the box and get some color just for fun!

 

Tired of shopping?

You’ve trolled through the internet like you have tried to find evidence of your partner cheating, you have compared prices and deals to the point you really have no idea how half of them work. Most claim to be the best at well pretty much everything. Some claim they are the biggest, the fastest, the best, the most convenient, spacious, best trained, most awarded blah blah blah.  Over it?


We are the coolest 😜✌🏻

10 haircuts you must check out guys!

So we all make out like there is such a huge difference between styles or a vast difference from this hair cut or that, here is 10 mens haircuts that fundamentally are the same yet all have small differences, could be the length or the way it is styled. If you are tired of the way your hair is looking then its time to get something fresh! Its 2018 why not!

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Beard + Cut, get the right combo

Having a corporate job, you need to wear a suit but on the weekends you want to look like you’re the drummer in a rock band. The struggle is real!


What you have to remember guys is that one element can be rock n roll whilst the others need to be more refined, this gives you options for a corporate meeting to bashing it out on stage. If you combine this with a suit and tie now you have a very individual looking versatile look that can’t be considered messy or corporate. The shorter hair gives you corporate and yet the beard gives you rock n roll.

The right haircut and the right beard combination with the know how on how to style it and you’re ready to party!

Awesome hair happens in Salons not under a tree

You may as well asked them to solve global warming and you thought creating a taper cut would be fairly basic yet sadly it’s not!

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Guys it’s time that you realised that your hair is your outfit, you can not spend 5 min on it and expect to look like a GQ model. Having a reference picture and idea of how to style it is not left to celebrities or Bollywood it’s expected from you too!

The best way to get what you want and something  that not only suits but something you can manage and replicate you need to go to someone that “gets it”.

We do, come and see how we can change things for you!

 

Call 011 4101100

Gender neutral cuts

It’s 2018, we have boys dressing as girls and girls dressing as boys ( or at least your perception of what certain genders are meant to wear) We have a guy in power in America  who is possibly the most racist person this generation has ever seen! Let’s all stop judging and trying to label things that 10-20 years ago was nothing other than someone wants to wear there hair a certain way.


Who said short hair is for guys and long hair is for girls! We have seen short hair on girls look hot and long hair on guys look completely meant to be. It’s not about putting it into a box and calling it any gender it’s hair, you don’t have to put things in Boxes.

Wear your hair how you want, please only yourself, it doesn’t define who you are, it makes you feel good about yourself and that is all that matters!

20 Men’s cuts from 2018 you must try

The year is over and and New Year has begun, you guys have been as erratic as always but there are a few trends that stand out and here are some!

The Fade, possibly the biggest trend and still going strong 

The Undercut, yes 98% have done it or got it already 


The taper, tight!


Taper and a shaved surgical line


Fade crop with a box hairline 


The Mop top


The one length bowl 

These are our favourites!



Does a beard suit you? 

Call us crazy but just because you want it, doesn’t meant you should get it. You all want things for whatever reason and yet when someone says no, you look like a spoiler brat, well sometimes it’s for your own good!


Not everyone should be bearded, not everyone looks badass, it’s called reality.

Come see us we like nothing more than to dish out reality. 🤓

How to not crash and burn on the dance floor 

No one wants to be the odd one out, left standing alone by yourself nothing to do but just rock back and fro like your a freak. You look around and everyone is busy living life and you’re just, well your just living.

Chances are two out of three of these guys got haircuts and one didn’t.

You do the maths and give us a call once you work it out!

20 Men’s cuts from 2017 you must try

The year is almost over and you guys have been as erratic as always but there are a few trends that stand out and here are some!

The Fade, possibly the biggest trend and still going strong 

The Undercut, yes 98% have done it or got it already 


The taper, tight!


Taper and a shaved surgical line


Fade crop with a box hairline 


The Mop top


The one length bowl 

Thee are our favourites!



Be self sufficient it apparently is attractive!

Apparently the girls just told us that picking up after yourself, being able to cook, clean and even iron your own shirt is a big turn on!


Who would have thought right?

Well apparently most girls find it not only attractive but an essential trait of a guy, so before you ask someone to do the basics stop being lazy and do it yourself. Best bet is to wait and do it when the girls are watching or be like this dude and get a cool photo while your doing it that way everyone knows how “self sufficient “ you are 😜

Ok jokes aside, being able to manage yourself, not only your day to day living but your look, your hair is in fact a sign of a guy who has his shit together so get yourself into the salon, talk to us about your hair, how to manage it and get your Maintainence set so your constantly looking good

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What are you packing?

Blokes are typically a little lazy when it comes to packing before Travelling so we thought it best to go through the essentials for the trip!

Firstly depending on how long your trip is for as to if you need to drop into the salon and get a clean up, keeping in mind there is nothing more unattractive than a bushy neck ( well there is but that’s one 😜)

Now you need to take the following.

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • A dry paste
  • Beard oil
  • Comb or brush
  • Shaving foam and a new clean razor!
  • Facial cleanser
  • A good moisturiser

Now if you’re in the same room your bag will be looked at, trust me she will be going through it and judging you based on what your taking as well as which brand it is!

Sorry you said Top Knots on guys is what?

There are some who no matter what they hear will simply ignore the rules, in one ear out the other.


Whilst the majority will tell you top knots on guys is so not cool, some continue to walk the line with a lot of confidence. We say do whatever you like, we told you and you ignored us so 🤘🏻 to you and your medieval bun.

What it takes to get pretty boy hair

So you want to move away from being a F%# boy to a pretty boy and you have gathered all your predictable labels from the usual places and your wardrobe is set. But there is this undercut that is making you look 👀 a little more local than you want and you can’t afford to risk another swipe left!


It’s time to get an overhaul on your head! Styling your hair will be the difference between looking try hard or looking good and the right product and using it the right way is what we will show you.

A matte paste will be good but not give you too much hold, there are some tricks and easy things you can do to create curl or movement so when you’re ready give us a call and get your hair looking “pretty” cool

How to get the perfect grey hair color!

For guys it’s a very common request, George Clooney’s grey hair and from the ladies it’s either just remove the black color I want to go natural or I want ash grey hair. So what the hell is the right info and what do you need to do?

We sat Rod down handed him a coffee and asked him.

This is what he told us

For guys the reality is if you want the color like George Clooney you have to wait, pray and see if it happens naturally coloring it like this won’t happen ever! You can get an overall grey but will be every strand of hair the same color not a natural effect.

For the girls, firstly you can not use a special product and remove the coloured hair from your head, leaving it natural again once it’s coloured it’s coloured. Only solution is bleaching it however that doesn’t make it natural it only makes it all bleached and besides that may not get the desired level if it’s got multiple layers of color.

Want coloured ash grey hair? This can be done but takes time & money to do it right and maintain it. If your hair has color in it, you will struggle to remove it and you may end up with a brassy result that needs more work to remove but possible.
For more visit our Salon and talk with the team on your exact color dream!

When your mouth says lead singer but your hair says Chartered Accountant 

Let’s be honest most guys are lazy and we are fantastic at lip service but lack a lot on the follow through.


It’s like you tell everyone you take no prisoners and your the fizz but reality is your more fizzle and most likely sit at home on a Friday doing crosswords than out painting the town red ( although good for you If your a crossword buff 🙊 )

It’s a problem when your haircut says Chartered Accountant but your mouth says lead singer in a rock band 😳. There are more than two options, because you think that there is either a side part or an undercut is the first of your woes, then you have those of who can’t decide end up doing both and shaving a line to cover all bases.

A gentle reminder to all men who do not with to look like either Mr Bean or Mr Potato head pls visit Rod Anker Salons ‭011-41010011‬

What does it take to keep your girl like a princess

Now no one can say it’s one thing and it rarely is, there will always be annoying Habbits that you or your partner will not love but a little conscious effort goes a long way.


Putting the seat down after going to the can isn’t you being sensitive, holding the door open is respectful but not going to do it, thinking of her before you when out shopping is expected, remembering when it’s that time of the month and making sure her favourite food is at arms reach is normal. So then what the hell can you do right?

You can start with all of the above, everyday that’s a good start but it’s like this if you have found the one, what would you to to make them the happiest person on planet earth? Answer would be anything I guess but it’s not about sacrificing anything because it’s about being the best person for you as much as it is about being the best person for her. Clean up in the kitchen, pick up your crap, make sure you get a haircut before being told you look like a homeless baseplayer, not scolding her or irritating each other when your tired. It’s a lot of thing and nothing all at the same time.

If you can’t text back on time, or leave work early to make sure you’re there for her when needed, are you really doing everything possible?

It’s not about expensive gifts, it could be but rarely is, it’s not about your job or your background it’s about the way she will feel around you. It’s about you being the best and giving her the freedom, encouragement  to blossom and be her best.

Life has restrictions that we know but it’s about a synergy and rythym you both have together that works. Guys pick up the slack and step up to give all you can to treat her like the process she is.

Looking for a Men’s hairdresser? 

There are options for almost everything and yet searching on line it can be like finding a needle in a haystack. The only upside being that us guys get our hair done every few weeks, but unless you are ready for a constant repair & fix you may never have the hair you deserve.


If your looking for a salon that knows what they are doing and has the trained team to deliver then congrats you found us. We don’t do a little this and that, we specialise in hair!

Phone 📱 011-41010011

A tight fade with a built in partline

Like it or not it’s a trend and maybe for the Typical lazy guy who couldn’t be bothered trying to make sure his hair is looking ok, just shave the edges plus a line and comb the one piece left.


Not a bad idea in the grand scheme of things. If you or your mates are lazy AF let them know about this style it could be for them!! 

Getting the right hair & beard combination

Having a corporate job, you need to wear a suit but on the weekends you want to look like you’re the drummer in a rock band. The struggle is real!


What you have to remember guys is that one element can be rock n roll whilst the others need to be more refined, this gives you options for a corporate meeting to bashing it out on stage. If you combine this with a suit and tie now you have a very individual looking versatile look that can’t be considered messy or corporate. The shorter hair gives you corporate and yet the beard gives you rock n roll.

The right haircut and the right beard combination with the know how on how to style it and you’re ready to party!

The worst haircut for Indian Men

One size doesn’t fit all however when it comes to the undercut it seems everyone believes it’s perfect for them when in fact it’s possibly not the most flattering and here is why!

Now let’s just start by saying you were born blessed with more hair on you than a typical football team has in total in the west so well done! 

With your face shape you need to make sure the shape hair your left with does not make your head look bigger than it is or you will be left looking like a cartoon character or like your 5kg fatter than you are. Now genetically Indian men have larger foreheads so the top of your hair needs to be flatter or you will make that area look bigger, the bigger the hair the bigger your forehead will look!


If you make the top flatter, the entire look of your face now becomes thinner and more youthful!

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Less tired looking and lost weight!

Give it a go and don’t wear and undercut because it probly isn’t for you.

You woke up looking like Tarzan? 

It’s ok yes we close early on a Sunday because our team have a life & family.


Guys because your guys we know you meant to get your haircut on the weekend but forgot 😜 so it’s Monday and we open at 10.

Here is our number 011-41010011 because we know you oh too well.

High fade vs drop fade

We talk about the fade cut a lot for guys hair so we though it best to show you two variations of a fade.


The one on the left is a high fade, the one on the right has hair left lower past the crown and is called a Drop fade.

Nothing really complicated just two variations of a haircut for you guys that is awesome!

When you want your hair to be front and centre! 

You’re the type of person that doesn’t know the meaning of subtle, you are a straight talker and really don’t have time or be bothered with games you just love being the centre of attention.

Via @vin.ho

If this sounds like you, submersing yourself in the river is not ideal you really need to get yourself into see us and work out what drama we can create with your hair!

Could be going short, bright mermaid colors to shaving patterns or cutting micro bangs it’s up to you the level of attention you seek.

Get yourself into us call 011-41010011

Don’t choose a salon blindly guys

Choosing the right salon is not something you should be walking off the street doing without checking them out first!


With 80% of our business coming on line through social media we find it’s super important today more than ever to be connected, to our actual consumers. We talk about real issues, we don’t oversell as this is not who we are as a brand, if you are better off with a service we will tell you, if not we simply won’t. After all isn’t it better to be honest?

If you are looking for a new salon guys then take direction from your x girlfriend and start stalking to find out more Our Instagram Our Facebook ( because we know you need a little help the link is there 😂)

Or call 011-41010011 and have a chat with us

Raw pussy? 

Well that certainly would not taste good so no matter how pretty it may look in this photo, it’s wrong on so many levels!!

Now the reason why I bring up sushi 🍣 cat 🐱 is simply to say no matter what pretty little picture you have saved from trolling on line, no matter how many of your Gucci handbag lovers say ” Oh my god you totally should”  do this or that with your hair, if we say you should not then the answer as much as you don’t want to hear it…. you must listen!


Visit us for the first second and third opinion!

Looking for head in all the wrong places

If you have been one of those people that think that getting your contouring game to level 10 whilst still ignoring your circa 2000 hair that has a bigger regrowth that the Manhattan bridge span, time to keep reading!


So much attention is put on getting that new shade of red lip gloss, the one that is slightly different from last season, this one is like a tiny more purple red, not too much but so slightly and will change your life! Omg order it now! If you buy that one you so need the three which are all almost exactly the same, but it’s cheaper to buy them all in one purchase so you have to right?

I guess it will make your look complete because all those youtubers tell you almost every post it will do I should. 

Meanwhile the last time your hair was giving this level of attention was when you were 6 months old and your mum used to brush it after a bath.

Wake up! 

Ditch the new makeup purchase and get your hair sorted out! It has a bigger surface area than your lips! Hair first lips second

Tired of shopping?

You’ve trolled through the internet like you have tried to find evidence of your partner cheating, you have compared prices and deals to the point you really have no idea how half of them work. Most claim to be the best at well pretty much everything. Some claim they are the biggest, the fastest, the best, the most convenient, spacious, best trained, most awarded blah blah blah.  Over it?


We are the coolest 😜✌🏻

Elvis Presley the barber

Did you know Elvis Prestly was light brown naturally and when he couldn’t get time to color his hair he used shoe polish? 

He actually wanted to be a barber amoungst other things and even cut friends hair for fun! 


Just goes to show you that it’s cool to be doing hair! 

Facial growth art, a trend?

You want to me a lumberjack bloke with a difference so you decide face art is your thing then this happens………

Via Pinterest

It’s not cool either grow it or shave it! It looks more like you have a milkshake mo than anything else. Word to the wise expressing your batman vibes on your face is not going to win you any points with anyone especially the ladies!

So you want to pick up the chicks 🐥?

So guys you have finally realised that your hair may an important part of your game plan, great finally!


Firstly it’s not going to be your dreadlocks, it’s going to be how on fleek and well maintained you are #fact

We understand staying home on a Friday night is lame, we are here to help. 

Call us 01141010011

The taper cut will change your life

Gone are the days of the square or rounded hairline that looks like it was drawn on with a ruler. Hello to the 40’s hair that is rocking men’s hairstyles now!


Yes it’s true some guys have a hairline that extends past there shoulders half way down there back and let’s just admit seeing that poke out of your shirt is hardly cool or sexy. 

A tapered hairline extends the life of your cut but up to 7-10 days keeping you look on point longer. It is tapering the skin into your hair, making it a seem less blend that looks clean, sorted and on trend. To make it even better, the area your grey may be showing, is cut short so it means you won’t see it for longer!

If you haven’t tried it, we seriously don’t know what you have been doing!

Phone 📱 011 41010011

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. 🌭

The perfect Men’s cut this season 

Now you guys only even listen to 50% of what you hear so we are going to add more text here in the hope that by doing so you will actually read the bits that count. Ok?


Yes this is a very cool cut right? Yes right. However if your already packing a few extra kg’s then this could make your head look like an super sized happy meal at Mc D’s so be careful. 

Adding texture is the key to the look, it’s done it two parts, the cut then the styling and the perfect product is a Matt paste. 

Tip – trim it every 5-6 weeks, shampoo daily and use your hands only when blow drying as it needs to look natural 

Men’s haircuts gone wrong

You only have to step out of your house, you see it everywhere. Everyone is leaving the top longer yet only a few should actually be doing it!


Whilst cool and on point hair is just that it doesn’t always suit everyone.

This type of cut on a round face with a large forehead is wrong!

Ok so you heard it, doing this on the wrong face will add weight and make you look chubby, you don’t care and your a rule breaker!

Then you have to break it up and add texture, color or variation as the more solid it appears the bigger your head looks and you risk looking like a cartoon character. Sure no one will tell you, they will say cool Man it’s fine but in reality you will end up going back and deleting every single photo of you you can find. We are doing you a favour, a community service if you will. 

Read more about Face shapes

How to find the right hairdresser for you!

Well recently we were told you could look on “Craig’s list” for one, but honestly we are not going up recomend that option unless you’re a backpacker looking for a free ride and possibly happy with some weirdo driving you through the desert 🌵 


It needs to be a relationship that both know what page you are on, the ice has been Brocken and your in a good place. Now given everyone is different and personalities vary how do you find that fast, because you need your blow out done tomorrow night!?

Well here is the quickest way

Phone 011-41010011

Or use this checklist

  • Search on line for a person not a salon in your area who specialises in hair. Google is great but don’t just look at the paid ads!
  • Look at the salon & persons profile online, Facebook, Instagram etc
  • Drop them a DM and ask some random question, see if they even reply. 
  • Look on all the leading fashion magazines like Elle, Vogue, Cosmopolitan or Harpers Bazaar to see who they talk about. 
  • Go through the salon website and see if it’s just about money & price or it’s about hair
  • Ask your friends or complete strangers who does there hair. 

At the end of the day the relationship you have will largely determine if your hairstylist “gets you” or is simply telling you to do xyz. 

Awesome hair happens in Salons not under a tree

You may as well asked them to solve global warming and you thought creating a taper cut would be fairly basic yet sadly it’s not!


Guys it’s time that you realised that your hair is your outfit, you can not spend 5 min on it and expect to look like a GQ model. Having a reference picture and idea of how to style it is not left to celebrities or Bollywood it’s expected from you too!

The best way to get what you want and something  that not only suits but something you can manage and replicate you need to go to someone that “gets it”. 

  1. We do, come and see how we can change things for you

8 out of 10 Indian men do this wrong!

Based on what we see and recent studies Indian men are wearing their hair almost exactly the same, regardless of their face shape or hair texture. Leaving the streets of India looking like a fashion disaster!

We contacted various fashion agencies seeking help to address this epidemic yet none are prepared to offer assistance. 


What is the problem?

Well Indian men have typically certain features which is a general rule but is fairly accurate based on numbers and whilst we all want to look like a villain out of a low budget movie ( and why wouldn’t you! ) it doesn’t suit everyone. 

Your forehead is super sized!

Yes hairlines that have stretched back leaving an exposed hairline is common!

Do not try growing your bangs so long that you can come it down, sideways and around and cover it up! It doesn’t look cool in fact it looks like your bald with a wig! Keep it short, don’t hide it, in fact leave it out in the open!


Wide forehead and you have an undercut?

Your exposed forehead makes your hair the you have left longer look like a knob! Yes you guessed it, not cool!

Having a wide forehead, the top longer, will make your nose look about 3-8 sizes too big for you so don’t do it!!! Keep the area between your ears and forehead short and do not leave weight or length there. 

Long beard that is over grown past your lip?

Fine as long as it’s clean! Nothing more disgusting than a dirty beard!

Rebounding and color!

So could hurt so sit down!

Rebounding is 1980 and destroys your hair, looks fake, hard to grow out and should not be done with color!

Color

Now you may have been dark brown when you were 4, your not now, you have grey hair…. good! Own it! Black hair or a guy that is so obviously 50% or more grey that colors it black is making you look older!

Moral of this story is simple, just because everyone else is doing the same thing doesn’t mean that you should do it! Just because little johnny stays up all night, smokes drugs and drinks beer for breakfast doesn’t meant you could or should do it! 


If your too cool for public

You know how to dance, you shop at all the cool places, you even drive a cool car. You mother always says wear a belt and tuck in your shirt so now you have a fancy label belt and tuck your shirt in extra tight 🙈


You pop always said slick your hair back, put some oil in it, your moustache has bigger handle bars that your Enfield. 

Please dear lord, help these odd looking souls! 

Our help line is open 7 days a week or if your friends are your friends please just tag a friend. 

Call 011-41010011

Summer Beard tips

Any bloke with a beard will tell you that at times it gets itch as hell, you just want to scratch it till your face falls off. Obviously doing this in public sends off jungle man vibes ( and not in a Tarzan good way ) so it’s best to follow a few rules to keep the skin and face healthy to avoid this. 

Wash your beard daily, you can use the same shampoo as you do for your hair, beat to use a Sulfate & Parabin free products they are gentle. If you have a longer beard wash it after eating to make sure there is no food left it it 🙊

Condition only the ends of your beard, do not apply the conditioner on your face. Comb it with the conditioner in

Moisturise your skin under your beard. 

Do not! Apply oils on your face. 

Sadly a lot of guys tend to neglect your skin and when you have a beard the general thought is its low maintanence, which is true however there are things you need to do so it is easier but also looks groomed. 
Trimming your beard should be done every 2-3 weeks to keep it in shape, whilst it grows at the same speed as the rest of your hair, it can get out of shape faster. 

Hair tattoo’s yay or nay?

For those who lived through the 90’s when this was hotter than a vindaloo curry 🍛  it’s hard to embrace it, again anyway!


But the art is real, it’s temporary, it is eye catching and can look cool if it’s not overdone. It grows out so why not!

To create Art it takes a little time so make sure you book ahead! 

When your part is your hairline 

When is it time to actually say goodbye?

When do you stop fighting with nature and just cut it off?


Now considering a lot of men hold on to their hair as if it’s the last line of defence in a war on manliness we have to at times ( us guys ) realize that enough is enough and it’s really not looking natural anymore. There come a point when everyone can see what your trying to do and by you combing it over makes it more obvious and you need to stop!

Yes you could go down the hair transplant road, use the black powder ( topic ) which make you look like your trying to be 25 but your more like 85 even tho your 40. Being real is more valuable and more attractive than being fake anyway and whilst it may feel weird loosing your hair, it will be in fact liberating to just say f%# it and shave it off! 

If your getting to the end of the line and it may be time to stop either coloring it black ( because you think it looks thicker ) or comb it over from the back or sides to cover it then it’s time to re-evaluate the entire thing and get some options. We are here for you, come sit and chat about how you can become the ultimate chic magnet and save money and time in the process!

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When you wake up beside a Gorilla

It can be a shock when the sun comes up and the headbands are out, the last season top knot is out and beside you is something from planet of the apes 🦍 


Guys, home hair care is as important for you if not more! Guys don’t wear makeup ( well most don’t ) so with the one task we have we should be game on at level 10, 24/7. 

Best to plan ahead, have a plan A and a plan B ( we are referring to your hair!) Carry some serum if it’s long so you don’t look like a sea creature the next day. Always replace hair tie if your hair is long, nothing more disgusting than a hair tie that is covered with hair, if it has lost its elastic it also is not doing its job.  

Next time you get your hair cut ( should be every 5-6 weeks ) get some options on how to wear it different ways. Otherwise you become boring to look at. 

Gender neutral cuts

It’s 2017, we have boys dressing as girls and girls dressing as boys ( or at least your perception of what certain genders are meant to wear) We have a guy in power in America  who is possibly the most racist person this generation has ever seen! Let’s all stop judging and trying to label things that 10-20 years ago was nothing other than someone wants to wear there hair a certain way. 


Who said short hair is for guys and long hair is for girls! We have seen short hair on girls look hot and long hair on guys look completely meant to be. It’s not about putting it into a box and calling it any gender it’s hair, you don’t have to put things in Boxes.

Wear your hair how you want, please only yourself, it doesn’t define who you are, it makes you feel good about yourself and that is all that matters!

Guys if your loosing your hair this is for you!

We’re always talking about what’s hot and what’s trending but what if you’re not blessed with a head of hair? 

Here, we break down the best styles for men with thinning hair. Let’s face it, topknots and quiffs have had their day – who needs hair anyway?
The crop

A little more tailored than the traditional buzz cut, this style is cool for men who are thinning  on top. The step between the shaved sides and top section is faded in slightly ( but you can go a full blown taper or fade too! )and there’s enough length and texture through the top to allow for a soft, smart finish. The best thing about this style is that it requires minimal effort to create each morning – after washing a little towel dry some matte texturising clay and your done.

The pompadour

You may be only in desperate need to cover the back area of your head but the front is still there whilst is disappearing by the day at the crown, the clever way to create the illusion of a thicker, fuller head of hair all. David Beckham’s cut is high and tight at the back and sides but has plenty of length through the top. The difference in length, together with the way it’s  swept back, helps create the impression of a volume. 


The close shave
If your like Jason Statham, your follicle situation is weak, then fluffing about what little you have left can look a bit like an old man clinging for his life doing a comb over!  Instead, embrace the bald and go buzz cut. Not only does this look fresh and sharp, but it’s super easy to maintain!

Line up for 2017

2017 has started and whilst some are still recovering from the year that was 2016 I know we are but we are set to make this year the best yet!


So what should we expect this year with hair, what’s new, what will will see more of and what for the love of god we hopefully won’t see again

Be seeing

  • Smoother hair, healthy hair kind of obviously but there will be more effort see more Hair that shines or Things we don’t do
  • Bangs, short cropped, long blunt, thin, thick it’s all about the bang but this one will last longer than your last one 😝 See more bangin inspiration
  • Guys don’t break out into a cold sweat you have some good news. Taper cuts & quiff’s it’s all retro. If your a rule breaker the 80’s bowl is back but not for the lighthearted or insecure. More taper ideas
  • Beach curls, although we saw our social media timelines infected with “how to get the perfect beach curls” it will still be happening this year. 
  • Neon colors yes glow in the dark color is a very new and super cool thing that’s happened. Not for everyone but if you have a per unicorn 🦄 then this is for you!

Turn me off in 2017

We will all be crossing our fingers and toes and hopefully stop seeing

  • Overdone hair, set looking hair
  • Box color
  • Hair that looks unhealthy
  • Asymmetrical haircuts! So done
  • Bad ombré that looks more like a bad DIY
  • The puff 

Yep these last ones drive is crazy but hoping not to see as much this year. 

Itchy beard?

Any bloke with a beard will tell you that at times it gets itch as hell, you just want to scratch it till your face falls off. Obviously doing this in public sends off jungle man vibes ( and not in a Tarzan good way ) so it’s best to follow a few rules to keep the skin and face healthy to avoid this. 

  • Wash your beard daily, you can use the same shampoo as you do for your hair, beat to use a Sulfate & Parabin free products they are gentle. If you have a longer beard wash it after eating to make sure there is no food left it it 🙊
  • Condition only the ends of your beard, do not apply the conditioner on your face. Comb it with the conditioner in
  • Moisturise your skin under your beard. 
  • Do not! Apply oils on your face. 

Sadly a lot of guys tend to neglect your skin and when you have a beard the general thought is its low maintanence, which is true however there are things you need to do so it is easier but also looks groomed. 

Trimming your beard should be done every 2-3 weeks to keep it in shape, whilst it grows at the same speed as the rest of your hair, it can get out of shape faster. 

Disconnected men’s haircuts uncovered

There is a growing trend of having disconnected lengths through the interior to create a shape & style. Gone is the old school undercut and welcome in the evolved versions of the disconnected cuts!

“Sometimes it’s done due to hair texture, sometimes it’s to create shape and ease of styling” says our creative director Rod Anker

First seen during war times out of ease to be done by anyone not just trained professionals disconnected cuts were done out of need and typically worn slicked back with grease. 
The undercut has gained a lot of momentum especially in the last 12 months and we feel the need now to help you explore a few more options to help you evolve your hair. 


This keeps weight and length on the top whilst removing the exterior and going very short leaving an area that is not connected in length. Styling is simply with a little matte paste to create texture!


Well you work in a let’s just say not so youthful office that spends more time worrying about your clock in time and thinks “cool” haircuts and fashion like a weird language they don’t know. This keeps the length at the front so on the weekends you can change it up and show off your personality. 


Much the same as the previous but a little longer at the front, be aware the longer it is the harder for it to stay back ( it’s called gravity 🙂 )


Just because you like it short doesn’t mean it has to be boring! Shaving it super tight on the sides and leaving it slightly longer on purpose adds attitude!


Your head tattoo is too cool to cover cut! 


I want to look like a gangster out of GQ magazine undercut


I only want people to notice how cool my cut is from behind haircut!

So get yourself into the salon and get your hair game on point. 

The one hair trend every guys needs to get onto

If you think the girls only look into your eyes guys and don’t notice your hair then your sadly mistaken.

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From the era of the 50’s & 60’s out of having a low Maintainence haircut came the fade or taper cut, it’s the haircut you need when you don’t want bum fluff all over your neck.

Don’t get a Lego haircut that looks like it’s been done with a knife it’s time to get your taper game on.

Have you morphed into a Viking?

It’s perfectly normal to get carried away with a good thing but we need to know when enough is enough. It may be coming into winter or you have just completely forgotten to stop and look in the mirror as part of your morning routine but your beard may becoming a state of its own! 

The important fact on beard Maintainence is the shape has to work with your face shape and can very easily add 10-15 kg’s to your look so be careful. Sure if your frowning it for a early 18th century warrior movie, or have just purchased that Harley Davidson then completely ignore this now, you look great!


If you or someone you know is sending  Viking vibes a little too much please seek professional help. 

Beard grooming helpline 

011-41010011 

Hair Trends Fall Winter 2016

Yep you read it right, winter is around the corner! Feels like every year by the time we stop complaining and get used to each season the next one is here. 

This season with hair we have some very cool looks that are gaining momentum in the “real world” which are easy to do and give a lot of versatility with styling. From Sea Salt styling spray to Matt paste it’s all about free moving hair that looks effortless!

So what cut’s are in?

The Lob with either solid overgrown bangs or micro bangs

The mullet, again bangs are optional be it short or long. 

For the guys?

Disconnected is in but undercut is out

Texture texture! Keep the sides short with a smooth taper finish

What’s happening with color?

Similar to makeup contouring, hair color contouring is the big thing now, whilst some play it down it’s real and it works. Using various shades and precise placement of color we frame your face in the most flattering way. 

It’s plastic surgery without the knife!


You filthy Animal

Its no surprise that we all are dying in the heat and perspiration is a fact of life, even a short walk to the car can make you wetter than a night out at the strip club!

To make sure your scalp is not wet all day and becoming a bacteria farm you need to make sure your using the right products and in the right way to keep your scalp healthy, healthy scalp means healthy hair growth! Your hair once it is visible is dead keratin, the growth is internal, under your scalp and the only really obvious way you can help your growth is making sure your intake is a healthy balance covering all of your dietary needs. Sure its boring to say a balanced diet and a good amount of sleep and your body will function the way it was designed.

We get asked a lot about hair growth, how to grow your hair faster, thicker, healthier etc etc its really the basics you need to get right in order to have the best hair possible. We have put together a checklist to make it a little easier in the hope that next time you come in we can chat about more random things but if you still need help give us a shout!

 

What shampoo should I use? 

Your shampoo should be decided on what your hair, scalp is doing at that particular time. If its the peak of summer you don’t have colour then its fairly possible you need a good cleansing shampoo, if you do have color then the conditioner should be chosen for the color.

Will washing my hair everyday make my hair fall out?

This is not at all true, in fact not washing your hair enough will have more adverse effect on your hair growth than washing it too often. Good quality products is the key and that doesn’t mean you choose the product that you saw on the side of a bus, it means a little research. Of course we will tell you our products are the best like every salon because if they didn’t believe in what they are selling then there is a real problem. We use Label M and Alfa Parf, both internationally known and respected products, we use and recommend those because we truly believe they are the best, its not about pushing, its about having the right products and tools to make sure your hair looks the way it was intended long after you leave the salon.

Conditioner makes my hair fall out!

Conditioner closes the cuticle layer of your hair, sealing in the moisture and making sure it is smooth and tangles free leaving the hair with shine and looking healthy. When you put conditioner in your hair, actually put it in your hair on the ends and work it upwards towards the scalp, using a wide tooth comb starting at the ends comb it through. When your doing this, the hair will become slippery and you will get some loose hairs coming out ( because now its slippery and loose hair that was already out was previously stuck within the other hair ) This is not hair fall this is normal. Having 150-200 approx a day come out is in the space of “normal” sure it can fluctuate and will increase slightly in summer months as we tend to shed a little more hair but overall this is considered normal.

Conditioner makes my hair flat

Conditioner is for the hair, typically the ends so if your using it properly then chances are you using the wrong one! Every time you shampoo, you must condition your hair, if you open the cuticle you must close it!

Serum makes my scalp oily

Wow, yes i hear this one often, hello serum is for your hair not your scalp! Serum on your ends not the scalp

Hair Care 101

A quick tip to help keep the frizz in check is when you have the conditioner on in the shower, using a wide tooth comb starting at the bottom comb the hair through and get rid of all the tangles. With the conditioner in it acts as a lubricant and reduces tearing of the hair. Don’t brush your hair when its dry unless your a cartoon character called Rapunzel as it damages your hair!

Just because a hair care product company saturates the media does NOT mean it is the best! Do your research

All else fails you have two choices

  1. Shave it off
  2. Give us a call

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Dudes time get your hair game on

Guys tend to be lazy and lets be honest we do not invest the same amount of time or planning as woman do, clearly we are not as smart or well planned but times are changing! There is really no excuses that we blokes can sit back and think its fine not to make sure that your hair or grooming can be below average or at best average, no one is attracted to average other than other average people!

We think its about time that guys started spending more time and thought on there hair to change it up a little and stop looking so basic! Here are some cool ideas for you as we know you wont bother reading you simply want pictures so here goes!

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But if you think this is too short and you want to look a little bit more rockstar here you go!

 

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I suggest you make some time and head into the best salon and get a proper consultation on what you want, what would work and how to manage it!

 

Guys man up, get your hair game on!

 

Rohit Bal gets his cool on

Its a rare thing sadly that we come across someone who is so successful and is so down to earth!

 

 

 

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Great to have Rohit in our Salon on the weekend , as always lots of laughs and a solid chat about life!

If you want to get your look summer ready, be a boss and look on point then its time to come into see us at our new Salon in Meherchand market

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