Be your version of you

Wear this, wear that

Do this, do that

Don’t talk to this guy, don’t be friends with that guy.

It’s ok to have an opinion of things it’s another to tell people what to do, after all it’s your life. Strangely it happens every single day, kids are told what jobs they should have, what to study, what friends to have and yes in 2017 who to marry and where to live. Now without getting into a debate on all of it we think your hair is our battle so it’s important we fight the good fight. 

The way we look when we see our ref election changes the way we feel about ourselves,  I’m sure your friends and loved ones want you to have a healthy self esteem right? 

Have a little fun with your hair, could be mild or it could be dramatic but think of it as an extension of who you are, it’s showing the world your personality on your head. 

When you have taken your hair across the line!

When you place an order on line and it says shipping more than 24-48 hours you feel robbed right? Well imagine your hairdresser saying your hair can’t take a chemical service, a color, that keratin you so desperately want because it’s too damaged…. upset maybe even angry. 

We believe there are times when we have to say no, it’s about being ethical and respecting there are times when what you want is not actually what you want. Sure we assure you there is a salon within walking distance from every “no” you get that will do whatever you want, but we are only interested in making you look the best possible. 


If your hair has been taken over the edge and the condition sucks as Donald Trumps concept of humanity then here are the things you need to do. 

  • Get yourself a second opinion from the best salon you can find, not cutting nothing just a consultation. 
  • Depending on how bad it is the only option may be cutting it, lots of options for repairing however the only true way to get it back to healthy may be cutting the damage off. 
  • Don’t do another chemical service to fix the one that ruined your hair. 
  • The term “hair spa” sadly is used for a conditioner massage.  Waste of time and money. Olaplex and various bond rebuilders work, hair spa doesn’t. 
  • Always condition 
  • Always use a leave in serum
  • Avoid any oils always!
  • Don’t use excessive heat when styling. 
  • Trim every 5-6 weeks until the hair is healthy again. 

Remember a professional salon will never charge you for advice, it’s free so use it!

Is your hair being deep fried like a samosa?

We get asked a fair bit about why some stylist pull the hair so much when blow drying, as well as the more serious one ” why is there smoke coming off my head?”


Either of these create not only split ends but also melt & destroy your hair. There is a few things to look at to help you understand why it’s important you stop doing the unthinkable to your hair. 

Signs that you need to change salons 

If the brushes they use are all melted and the plastic is literally not there, it should be clean and the bristles in tact, like this brush that is used daily in our salon for the last 6 months!


If they melt the brush guess what? Your hair is going to be fried!


Combing out your hair shouldn’t hurt, always start from the bottom and work your way up. Firstly a little serum or leave in conditioner to make sure there is lubrication. 

If it’s pulling, chances are hair is being pulled out!

Smoke coming from your head like  it’s on fire? 

I would think this is kind of obvious, yet it still happens in 2016. Girls this is NOT NORMAL. The only time you could possibly has a slight smokey reside “burn off” is when your doing a keratin treatment but it’s very very slight. If your hair has a coating of oil ( read below why oiling is a complete no no!) then the resedue or build up is most likely taking the temperature of your hair to burning point!

“Oil residue plus heat creates higher temperatures than hair can withstand causing unrepairable damage”

They tell you you need to do a weekly ” hair spa” screams Rip off to me! 

We know the salon business and the tricks that go on with the idea the consumer doesn’t know or won’t care however the concept of “hair spa” and the entire industry pushing it harder than the Trump vote the night before elections is kind of insulting. If your hair is that damaged the only two options you have are cutting it off or Olaplex to repair the internal structure.  We have a linseed treatment that strengthens the cuticle and adds moisture to assist in no further damage. 

If they put you under heat or steam, this causes stress on the cuticle and swells it so for a few days it feels smooth! 

So there is a lot more to hair and choosing a salon than the attractive rate card, it’s about education and training. 


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 

Fast food & made to order Hair

Your hungry and don’t really care about what your eating because your about 35 seconds from eating your arm then you pick up the phone and order the fastest thing. It’s ok we have all done it, certainly not the best thing for you  if your planning on it being a daily activity but once in a blue moon is fine I say!

Now when it comes to your hair a lot of you ( yes a lot! ) choose your hair salon based on the best deal, coupon or promotion. Now whilst I know and it’s true for all of us that there is a budget for us all for most things. We need to understand the difference and the actual cost of a bad or under researched decision.

1. A good haircut should last your 6-8 weeks, should sit in shape and be manageable for most of this time.

2. A lot of people I talk to say they get a color every 2-3 weeks and hate being tied to the salon. I would say 5 weeks is ideal anything before that your color is either A. High fashion color B. Wrong choice of color.

Either way your spending too much and wasting too much time, re asses the look vs time you are happy to spend in the salon.

3. This is the most sensitive one which very few will admit. Most salons have a treatment or several treatments ( or maybe you understand if I say ” hairspa” ) that do very little to improving hair condition but are a great money earner. Yes it’s true a LOT are just as basic as a conditioner! A waste of time and money.

4. You will be told to go for this or that, your hair needs it etc etc and whilst sometimes it’s true a lot of the time it’s not. Some salons will try to convince you to do services that lock you into visiting more regularly just to squeeze a little out of you more often which means your spend is higher.

Now don’t get me wrong I’m not throwing stones I’m simply trying to explain that buying anything on price isn’t always cheaper. Besides all of the above there is obvious other factors to take into account.

Next time your out shopping on price maybe Google quality then drop into the salons shortlisted and have an honest conversation about what you can afford and what look your after.
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