What to do when your hair has gone for a toss

Have you ever got to the point where your hair has had so much done to it, to try and make your life easier yet everything you do is making it worse?

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It needs rescuing, it needs someone to tell you to stop, reassess and work out the smartest way to get you back in track. Keep in mind a lot of salons motivations are to add cash in till versus actually fixing the problem, a lot of the time to fix the problem it will involve not doing what you want and you not getting things your way ( that’s why it’s hard to hear sometimes and you may search for a faster result, which doesn’t exist ).

We find a lot of clients come to us after trying to get their dream hair after they have had a series of expensive ” it’s going to solve all your problems” services. Good or bad, we are know not to sugar coat much, what you see is what you get!

When your not feeling your best and someone tells you something will fix it, you tend to believe them because they are the professionals after all but no matter where you live, you really need to do your fact checking first. I would always suggest google but again you need to filter that too, a lot of companies pay people to slag off other companies online ( I know right 😂) so some amount of common sense is involved when looking and it’s always advisable to get a face to face ( it’s free ) and get opinions.

Who even calls anyone

Honestly most of you probably don’t even use your phone to call anyone anymore, laptops are hardly used and most of our work is done from your mobile. Shit I’m writing this on my phone, uploading images and posting it from bed.

When we think about work and marketing it’s completely a waste of time almost having a landline number, in fact at home I don’t have one, who even does anymore.

With 70-80% of our bookings now being done via DM’s on social media it means we are open 24/7 which is cool, hard work but cool. It’s honestly great to be connected to everyone all the time, sure eventually we all need some time off but if it’s 11pm on a Saturday night and you decide you want to get your hair done the next morning then it’s easy AF to slide a DM and wait.

Sure if the business isn’t going to answer for 24 hours then it’s useless but if it all works then it’s solid gold!

Slide away!

When you hair isn’t what it used to be

Remember back when you were 23 life was gold, you could stay out till 4am drink like a fish, eat whatever you want and still be on top of your game at 10am?

Well your now a little older and that type of life, even the thought of it makes you feel sick just thinking about it. Guess what, as you get older things change, yep sure you always bagged people who used to have a bad back or struggled after s big night but that’s you now!

Your hair at 19 is never ever ever going to be the same when you are 25-30-35 or 50 and no matter how many times you tell yourself, or us it’s not going to change it! It’s life and your body changes, can you turn the clock back….. in short no. Yes there are products and diet that may help marginally to ensure the best possible hair but it’s not going to be the same ever again!

Moral of the story?

Enjoy what you have, when you have it, embrace change and make the most of what’s in front of you. No matter what, tomorrow won’t be the same as it is today, it’s change and you need to be happy your alive.

If it’s dying you need to change what your doing or throw it out

We all hold onto things that aren’t working or don’t fit, could be because you like the idea of it or it could be you are scared of the options. Either way at some point you have to just let it go. If your plant is dying you don’t just sit there and watch it die do you?

Now we aren’t saying shave your hair off, although for some you absolutely should. What we are saying is don’t hold on to it and expect things to miraculously change.

If you always do what you always done, you will always get what you already have!

In other words, nothing will change until you do, it’s really that simple. So if your holding on thinking things are about to change, chances are they won’t unless you change first.

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.

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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

Veg or non Veg?

So recently I met someone who had lost a LOT of weight, we got chatting ( my first reaction was is she sick? ) she had been on a “trend diet” loosing over 10kg in a matter of two months which is crazy!

After we finished chatting and me thinking wtf I need to know what she did here, we started talking hair and this is when I knew something was wrong. About 30% of her hair at the top had fallen out, like gone, vanished finito bye bye. I Couldn’t believe what I was seeing it was crazy how suddenly this had happened between visits.

You all need to know the basics behind a healthy lifestyle and food, rather than possible having a flirtatious relationship with what goes into your mouth or treating it like fuel, try thinking about it as the difference between health and sickness. We get a lot of people ask ” what should I eat to make my hair grow longer faster etc etc” these same people literally put their hair through hell, most times not even getting it trimmed regularly, over doing colours and damaging it constantly. Yet expect eating a so called ” super food” will make it all go away…. it won’t.

Before you get into a diet that will surely drop a few kilos fast it’s important to know you could be entering into a situation leaving your body short of what it needs and could experience all sorts of side effects. Our bodies need certain things in order to function properly so ensure that’s happening before you try and defy science and think you can break the law of nature.

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.

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How to get the perfect blonde

Whilst you all may know us as a salon that talks nonsense, yes it’s true a lot of the time but when it comes to hair color we never joke.

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Using what we have around us we went for a walk and talked about counteracting colours, what colours balance other colours and what colours enhance other colours. It’s one thing to know the theory and another to have it truly understood.

Even a walk in colourful Meherchand market can be educational if you are open to it!

Come see what we can do for you

How to get that shine

Healthy hair is not that hard to get, getting shine is possible for everyone but it comes with a catch and it’s typically going to cost you less and you will spend less time in the salon than you do now!

We hear all sorts of things happen in salons from being told to do “hair spa” treatments weekly to apply oil, both are a waste of time and money ( typically but certainly the oil!!!)

So how do you get shinny hair?

Well instead of treating it like a rug you bought at the local market start treating it like a vintage hand woven rug and you will be on your way. A lot of people we meet have had every service known to mankind ( because they were told it was good for them ) and are now left with dry brittle damaged hair that the only fix is a pair of scissors.

We believe that hair must be respected in order to be healthy both in the salon as well as at home, you can’t expect to get something nice done once then treat it like a rug your washing in the Ganges and expect it to be at its best just because you have somewhere to be tonight. Doesn’t work like that!

  1. Do less color application, don’t take it through the ends every time, maybe only once a YEAR!
  2. Keratin is ok but is not a treatment to make your hair healthy, it’s to relax the hair but with the application being done with heat will cause some damage so don’t do it unless you actually need it!
  3. Getting a blow out done wrong can cause as much damage as a bad color. Your hair should never be burnt into place and in fact majority should be done with cool air and finished off and set into place with cold air to close the cuticle.
  4. Don’t trust shampoo unless you trust what’s in the bottle. Always condition.
  5. Don’t use excess heat, wash and leave it once a week without drying or using heat tools.
  6. Stop flipping your hair around, honestly this entire hair flip business you might think is like a mating call but is more annoying than you can imagine as well as creates unnecessary friction.

The most deceiving color

Some things are not as obvious and to be honest sometimes we have been told our posts are s little cryptic, thanks for noticing lol. When it comes to the color, black it’s a little more complicated and there are pro’s and con’s so let’s talk about them.

Black will shine more as it reflects all light, so basically it may look good on the surface but could be in terrible condition, you won’t see it but you will surely feel it sooner or later, it’s a player 😳

It’s color will not show details and can be deceptive, you can not see what’s its doing, could be good but could be bad you won’t know.

The reality is the movement and texture won’t be visible so a change won’t be noticeable as if there was variation.

Side note

Add variation, not saying blonde or white but don’t have it completely black as this is rarely a natural color, add another darker color to it to offset its starkness. After all is said and done, no one wants to have fake looking hair.

How to be the best in whatever you do

I don’t know why but some people generally the lazy ones tend to think they successful people are born rich or have had friends that have helped. Not sure who they are referring too or what planet they live on but it couldn’t be further from the reality.

A few years ago I put every motivational book in the rubbish, removes them all because I realised the time I was wasting reading how to be motivated I wasn’t doing anything actually productive. All I needed was to do more think less about how, just start. There was a little motivation from someone as to why I kept them all and hearing someone tell me they are useless made me think hard about why I had bought them in the first place.

I hear people that have the most elaborate business plans and really well thought out PDF presentations that you know has the depth of a puddle on the footpath and the main motivation is to make money. I don’t know about anyone else but if money is the main motivation you will not have the same drive as if it were to create something bigger than you for a cause or reason. I guess only you will know if it’s money driven or it comes from the heart.

Find something that you love doing, then find a way to do that every day until you die, put every effort in every day and continue to find ways to be better. Always think of yourself as a novice not an expert and keep going patiently. That’s the secret, no shortcuts that will last or get you anywhere you want to be!

The secret to the best looking color you have ever had

We are pro natural, I know kind of weird coming from a hair salon when talking about color but we actually believe enhancing what you have rather than masking it and creating a high Maintainence situation.

A lot of woman are letting the grey show and we are helping them, because we know you have more to do than sit in a salon every 2 weeks covering up your white hair.

The issue starts early on when you get a color maybe years ago and the color your doing is still the same as you had when you were 25 and you haven’t been that color since. Your hair lightens up as you get older as well as your skin and in order to look natural. Where the problem starts is not when you have 20-30 grey hairs, it’s why it’s above 40% white and you are still colouring it dark ( in most cases we see black!). One of the problems is sometimes hairdressers find it easier to color it black and give you 100% coverage to make you happy but in fact this will give you a visible regrowth faster than ever!

Where we come in to try to save you money, time and look good is we take the color and try and match you a color that’s between your natural color and the white that is appearing. This gives you less mark and definition in the regrowth, making visits needed less frequent. This not only gives you more time, it makes you look younger and a better version of yourself.

So if you are tired of being tied down to this color decision it’s about time you changed.

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What will it take for you to do what you want?

It might be that every says to you your hair looks good long, or it could be your so lucky to have a guy that has such a good job. But what makes you happy is the question you need to ask yourself!

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Isn’t love, unconditional? Both self love and the love of others? What changes with a haircut? Nothing. What is the big deal if you work in an office or freelance as an artist? Nothing Whats wrong with being independent? Nothing.

Make yourself happy, you only get one life and it’s best served up with honesty with yourself and what you want and who you want to be, regardless of what anyone says.

If someone has a problem, it’s not your issue.

Be happy

When you want the blow & the top knot

Isn’t it funny that we are so obsessed with everything a lot of us have lost our tolerance to be a good human!

People fight, opinions vary, some have bad days, others just loose it every now and then but if your in it your in it. Compromise and support isn’t just a verbal thing. It is about sometimes getting a Top knot and other times getting a blowout and/or giving.

Some days it’s Top knots some days it’s a blow out, keep the variation alive

Be kind, love one another and 😀

5 reasons your color fades?

Nothing is more frustrating than getting a color done, loving it only to have it wash out a week later or at least fade.

Now before I hear from someone saying the black has washed out of the roots, it’s not sweetheart it’s called regrowth we are talking fade which has nothing to do with growth. Here are a few causes of color fade you should discuss with your hairstylist.

  1. The condition of your hair has a direct link to the longevity of your color, the better condition the longer the color tone stays true.
  2. If you have lightened the hair ( aggressively ) to achieve the desired color chances are your color will turn warm ( gold & red ) sooner.
  3. The color you have had previously affects the color you do now.
  4. The shampoo and conditioner has a huge impact on your color. Sulfate free shampoo is the only shampoo you should be using. If you Shampoo then you must condition, yes every time.
  5. No oils, yep no oils! They do NOT add any Benifit end in fact will cause the internal structure of your hair into a moisture free zone stripping it dry causing the color to change completely. Upside, the layers of oil that can’t be washed off will make it look healthy, downside is it will be dryer and tougher than you have ever had!

So before you start reading home remedies or taking advice from people that give you a remedy out of the kitchen we suggest getting facts out of a salon. Come speak to us today and see how we can reduce your hair appointments and keep your color longer.

Is it true parkour is not “let’s go to the park or?” It’s actually a sport

Ok you got me, of course we knew it’s a sport, we do it getting out of bed like every day. Nope that’s bollocks we don’t.

What is interesting about the sport that has to do with hair is this. It uses the weight and speed of movement to best transfer you from A to B to C to D without using excessive force. So basically it’s using your own body weight and flow of movement to transport you.

Now our technique of cutting it similar we use the adding or removal of weight to manipulate the movement of hair naturally without using excess force.

Basically we are the Parkour masters of hair, yes we are.

The only Snow you all are getting is now in Shimla

For the love of god ladies finally us blokes have been sent blessings ten fold! We were totally over hearing you tell us you’re running away with Jon Snow like you actually thought you would. Well guess what!?

And please look at Rose Leslie’s face, that smile is for all you girls to know you all lost and no matter how much you talk about it, the only Snow you are getting is in the mountains and you won’t be mountin ( if you know what I mean!

Congrats to them both

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.

You want to hear a story?

A lot of times in our life we may know the facts but just feel better hearing another form of reality, we may not believe it but we all want to hear it. We personally love a good story or two but also have both feet firm in the reality bucket when it comes to myths.

Oh yes and just because your granny told you doesn’t make it fact!

A lot of what you think you know as fact is more myth than reality but I guess unless you believe it you won’t believe it.

Some think putting oil on your head actually feeds the hair, reality hair is dead keratin and oil and water don’t mix so no natural oil will be able to be removed nor breathe life into a dead organism but hey your granny knows best! Pulped onion rubbed into your scalp regrow hair, um no it just makes you stink!

Head massage is good but not essential, hair loss is normal and you can’t stop it, majority of your hair problems are genetic!

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

Sending it for a wash and blow every now and then isn’t taking care of business

Ever worn a pair of jeans so much they start falling apart yet you still wear them because they fit so well? If your answer is no then chances are you are not even living life, people do yes, it’s what happens when you’re busy living life and it’s good, very good!

Well the same thing can happen with your hair, it works, you know how to manage it, dry it, take it out on a Friday night and dress it, hell you probably know how to resurrect it even on s Wednesday night. It’s your bae, you have done the walk of shame with it that many times the Uber driver knows your birthday. You know how much shampoo to use, how long it’s going to take to blow dry it’s just easy.

But is it still working for you?

The reality is as we get older ( even 6 – 12 moths ) we change, sure some people are still doing the same tricks they did 10 years ago or still in a toxic love triangle that will require an intervention or one person to stop it. So do you still do the same thing just because it’s easy? Reality no, you have to evolve for yourself and in this case for your look!

Just because you wore it a certain way in school, babe you are 35 you are not studying anymore your a grown up!

If you know anything, like even a little ( if you can place an order for an outfit online ) understand your hair needs to change.

Sending it for a wash every now and then isn’t taking care of business!

Pastel peek a boo

The idea of going a pastel color probably has crossed your mind at least once or twice but the time and effort to get it let alone the cost to maintain it has most likely stopped you. Then there is the idea that it’s super visible and in your face right?

Well it doesn’t have to be, check out this peek a boo line pastel that will show itself only when your hair moves!

Cool right!

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!

Because long hair is your thing

Ok so let’s just start by saying I get it, this long hair thing, fine ok you want long hair good for you I’m ok with it. What I’m not ok with is when you play with it more than a 13 year old boy plays with his junk, when your standing in front of me in a que flipping tossing your hair and it’s literally going all over me and when you think you can have a dramatic change without loosing length.

It’s the fact that you think it’s sexy having hair so long you can tuck into your socks, I’m sure someone thinks that hair flip is sexy, sure as hell is not us.

If you have long hair, we love you but you must look after its & stop flipping

Breakfast that will make your hair grow & make you rich

You may not believe your mum, but when you read it on line it’s gospel right?

Appartments from the fact that they are bloody expensive this blueberry smoothie bowl will change your life. It’s nothing to do what’s in the bowl, it’s putting your mind in the right place whilst making it that will change things for you. It’s not ideal that someone else makes it for you, it’s better if you make the effort to do it yourself because it’s the action that creates the path for you to change your ways. This leads to more positive thoughts, increased productivity, increased hope which leads to excitement which leads to happiness in turn creates change. So before you think how can a beautiful berry/mango smoothie bowl change your life or grow your hair think about that and make a small effort every day for a big change.

International Freehand hair colouring artists

Trends come and go but this one will be around for a while we think. It’s a color but it’s imitating natural hair because the longer your hair is the variation from roots to ends is natural. It’s been through more sun, wind, blow drying etc etc so it should be lighter.

Considering for most of us even getting the time to update the new iOS update is a challenge it’s a color that once done right will give you months of freedom. Now you have more time to do the things that actually matter, after all I’m sure you would agree sitting in the salon every week is hardly adding much value to your life. Unless it’s with us of course.

Get a free consult and see if this color is suitable for you by calling 011 41010011

What makes a haircut sexy?

We hear a lot that you want a sexy haircut or color and let’s be honest it’s subjective but at the end of the day you want something that makes you feel sexy more than anything else.

A dress doesn’t have to be short to be sexy or a top showing cleavage isn’t always sexy it’s about how it fits in the overall picture and how you feel in it. Getting that look is about finding out what you feel, how you think about sexy and what you have in your mind vs choosing something from a menu or Pinterest. We always take the time to have a proper discussion about you, your lifestyle, your dream hair and how you feel because that’s what’s the difference between a good haircut and something that fits you, your expectations and brings you into your true self.

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What’s the IT color this season

If you have been living in a cave for the past year or so you may have missed this low Maintainence look and it’s still going strong!

The more people we talk too the more it’s obvious no one actually wants to go to the salon every few weeks for a color, we all have way too much on our plate so how can you look good for a solid 6/8 weeks without looking like a sale item in the dollar shop?

This is how!

Salted caramel melt

Yes it’s a thing, a beautiful color that won’t leave you heading back to the salon every 3 weeks for a touch up.

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Stop Moaning Lisa

After almost 10 years here in India I’m sure you expect me to say Indian hair is thicker, stronger or this or that and while some of it’s true, it’s basically not. The only real difference is the color.

Now there are fast differences to how India treats hair, some a little bazaar, like onion pulp, cow pee, raw egg, rubbing garlic of your head, some neem shampoo etc etc we could list hundreds of “old wives tale potions” that are all just based on myth and act as a placebo more than anything.

Indian culture is warm, welcoming and the food is to die for! The hair is darker and culturally there have been restrictions but attitudes are changing.

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.

Tricks to get the perfect selfie

Now goes without saying or maybe it doesn’t based on what we see, your profile picture is equally as important as what you wear to the interview of your dream job! Will your potential employer look for you on social media? Hell yes, your comments, posts, reactions etc it all says who you are. If your on private and trying to land a job that’s PR or first hand in the public eye, good luck with that too.

But let’s just say you got it all going on.

What is the perfect selfie

Well lit, not a dark nightclub shot.

By yourself, sure you love your boyfriend or BFF but not here it’s not the place.

Clear, well lit, by yourself, no drink in your hand!

Hair done ✅

If it looks good chances are a lot more likely to get to second base, be it a job interview or a tinder swipe! 😛

You brag about having the biggest yolk

It’s a world where everyone thinks bigger, brighter and faster at times will little regard or care for quality or individuality. Our yolks are the best, we have the most fancy yellow, it’s the brightest etc etc and the list goes on, you know exactly what we mean.

So we decided to remove the yolks and be the complete opposite, after all why compete when our individuality is our gold!

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!

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!

 

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Getting hair out of your butt crack, because we know hair better than anyone else

Fishing all the long hair that has fallen out, from your bum crack!?? Its not a new thing in fact act any woman who has long hair, they will all tell you it is a thing! ( that is they are being honest! )

Now how an you stop this annoying thing happening every time you shower? Well you can’t really but one thing you can try, remembering 100-175 hairs per day falling out is in the realm of “normal”  is brush it out before getting into the shower and wetting your hair. Add some serum from ends to roots and brush it out, any loose hair that are stuck amongst the other hair will now come out.

We know this is real because we know hair and thats a fact!

Your welcome, now you won’t have to be picking all those loose hairs from your, you know what!

 

 

How to grow your eye lashes 1 inch

We are always here to help you with solving the worlds mysteries, find out what works and what is utter crap, well in this situation where we talk about how to grow your eye lashes over night..

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There is no substance to it and it doesn’t work and is not real, so enjoy the look of the photo, which we think is really cool!

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 🙂

Reasons to not tell your hairstylist what to do!

Most hairstylists have experienced clients who come in and chat about there hair, you both seem to be on the same page, the game plan explained and all agreed too.

Then the moment you start they start to move hair around and give you a step by step how to cut it, which “piece” needs cutting and why. Now we get it some people get anxious and we will make every effort to calm you down but seriously!?


The main reason why this won’t work is because you won’t be happy until we cut that one piece shorter or leave that one section out etc etc. We know hair better than you or you would be cutting it yourself, we know there are some salons that just have no idea and give you chest pain by simply being in the same street as them, we know we do!

That’s not us, if you would feel more comfortable to come in and chat about your hair before your appointment ( a day before or a week before ) please do that because we have a structure and system to follow and by swapping and changing 15-20 times through the cut is never going to make you happy!  Now on another note, please understand that your version of brown and your next door neighbours version of brown is different, due to life filters we all have a different version of things so before we color we always make sure that we are on the same page in terms of color words, do we pull the color chart out…some times but rarely as a lot of people think the swatch they choose is the color we go and select and it is so far from that its not funny!

If you trust us dont tell us what to do, if you dont trust us then keep walking

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 😜✌🏻

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

011 41010011

Do you ever wonder why if they are that good they offer 50% off?

Ever wondered why some companies only sell on discount rather than quality?

Always 10%-50% off or buy one get two etc etc


You put on sale or discount fish on the second day!

Love me but don’t touch my hair

We have all seen it, we hear you all hate it yet daily we see over and over again hair that should not be touched let alone run your hands through it!
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You wanted something sexy and yet your wearing your hair in ringlets, like a little rag doll circa 1950’s, ALERT its not cool it looks terrible unless your going to a fancy dress party and have been told to come looking like a hand me down rag doll. Sure curling it into one solid mass curl on either side of your face may keep it curly a little longer ( good for you ) but looks like you did it with both eyes closed and one hand tied behind your back!

Did you?

If you don’t want to look stupid, you want to have all eyes on you in a. good way then its time to change Salons and get your butt into see us!

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

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

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

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

Head hair and we do it bloody well!

Rod Anker celebrates 10 Years in Incredible India

Well its almost 10 years that I have been in this amazing country, some ups and some downs but love the way the country has welcomed me, I love it!

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But have to raise my middle finger to those few that said I wouldn’t make it, some out of love and some out of reality. There is a lot more to come and the last almost 2 years in Meherchand in our own stand alone Salon has proven that our skill and Know how works just the way we said it would.

2018 we are planning some really incredible things and can’t wait to share them with you!

 

Thanks to all who doubted me, it is a real motivator

Color in a Salon vs Colour from the Shops

We all have moments when money is tight, you have to choose between having rice for dinner or left over Maggi noodles from the previous night, its called balance and it happens from time to time. Now when it comes to wanting to feel good, even though your bank balance looks like a dirty street dog, you want to feel good right?!

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Now you have a choice, wait and feed yourself ( which is always a good first choice! ) or go and get your hair done, now whilst we like the second we would tell you to get your belly full then worry about your hair! When it comes to trying to save money on your hair a lot of salons or stylist may not be as open to giving you the options as we are, in fact we are a little shameless about it.

Our thoughts are very simple, if you need it then we will tell you, if you don’t we will tell you that also. When colouring there is some people who think they can go scout out the local market for the tube of color that they pointed too on the color chart and go buy it themselves and get someone to apply it. Now we love your thought process HOWEVER given that the color chart is a tool used by hairdressers to make sure the color in your mind is the same as the color we are thinking, its a TOOL not a recipe! Each color that we do is typically mixed with 3-5 different colours to get the exact color required for you, it is not coming out of one box…rarely!

If you want to look expensive don’t waste money and try to do it yourself as you will end up spending more on it!

Want to wake up in the morning with perfect hair?

Don’t you hate those people who either do wake up looking perfect or the other ones who wake up looking like crap, fix their hair then take a photo as if they woke up like that?

Can you have hair that is perfect after a night of horizontal mumbo?

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Is it even possible?

A straight answer would be yes it is possible, its more complicated than that I suppose and depends on various things including your cut, the hair texture etc etc and if you make a few changes then the chances are you too could wake up looking sexy AF

 

Changes to make

Make sure you don’t go to bed with wet hair, as its drying it will end up looking terrible!

Use one or two drops of serum in your mid lengths to ends gently just before you go to bed.

Use a Silk pillow case, this stops the aggravation and will keep the cuticle smooth and your hair less static!

If your hair is curly and has a tendency to go curly or frizzy then tie it in a low tight pony tail, wrap a silk scarf around it all and secure at the base of the pony tail, this keeps everything perfect and when you wake up simply take it off and a little scratch and boom!

 

Above all one of the most important things is the cut, if the structure is right then the theory is it should all fall in place, now saying that and we are good but we can not control what your hair does at 3am let alone how it looks after a romp in the sack, we suggest you have fun and don’t worry about it!

The temperature is heating up

You can not abuse it and then think a little ice will cool it down, if you are constantly abusing your hair then there will be damage that no amount of ” hair spa” or treatment will fix. Yes thats right, your hair is not indestructible sadly.

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We have a very clear ethos when it comes to doing hair, if you can not manage yourself on a daily basis then we are not doing our job, if what we do causes damage that creates drama in your life then we are not doing our job. Its fairly simple, we respect the hair so your life is not disturbed by repeat visits to have to fix it, sure we could possibly be busier doing all sorts of chemical treatments and tell you they will change your life, but the change would involve you having to come back weekly to try to deal with it.

If you are after an ethical Hair Salon that respects the health of your hair then look no further!

Lets talk about your shinny boots

So you have the latest boots, the coolest wardrobe in town and yet whilst your boots are as shinny AF your hair has the shine of a rusty tin can!

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Did you know that oil will dehydrate your hair? Did you know that over colouring will dehydrate your hair? Did you know that using too much heat will dehydrate your hair? Did you know that the way you brush it could cause split ends and then make it look dull?

 

Its ok, we do, you probably didn’t know that there is a something called a shine treatment that adds a clear gloss to your hair that lasts 4-6 weeks so if you have a special occasion coming up then it maybe the perfect thing to do!

 

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!

 

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

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.

 

This is who we are

Was asked today who is our target market and it got me thinking…. immediate thoughts were not people who would ask “who is your target market” lol that too in a packed salon to ask “Who comes here” 😶

Via @Arsenic

 

So thought we should spell it out for you, we do hair, we do beautiful sexy AF hair, that is not driven on anything other than giving you a beautiful looking head 🙊

We are not sorry for how we communicate, it’s the way we talk, it’s real. If you think by you telling us who you are is going to make us do a better job or give you more attention I guess you should possibly not choose us, if you want awesome hair then there is really only one option.

 

Give us a call on 011 410 100 1

So its 2018, what has changed?

A lot of people put so much pressure on New Year celebrations or resolutions and its not even a week that has passed and yet fairly likely the same people have done not much different than they did in 2017.  Sure its great to have a kick ass party  and make all sorts of commitments for the New Year but you must have the conviction to carry it through, nothing is more demotivating than saying you will commit to something knowing full well that there is no way you can or will achieve it.

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To be able to change your current situation you must be able to feel like a new person or at the very least feel like you are capable of change or developing yourself, your reflection may or may not change but its your perception of what you see that needs to change and be the best it possible can be. Believe it and achieve it, this is a fresh year and you do not have to wait another minute to have the life you want!

When your hair looks more like a Butt

We all have one of those friends who is obsessed with makeup tutorials, buys every brand known to mankind and yet has hair that looks more like a butt than anything else, or is it just us?

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Tag a friend and let them know that they need to get themselves into a salon like ASAP!

 

How much hair fall is normal

You all worry like hell, in fact every single time you see one strand of hair you think you are going bald, yes you do don’t lie!

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Its perfectly normal to think about some things and its ok to do your research, science is constantly developing new ideas and medicine so it fairly possible that after we hit the publish button parts of this may be not true lol but highly unlikely ( just saying )

To have some hair fall is completely normal and you can not do anything about it, its natures way.  Approx 90% of the follicles on your hair are active and are producing hair growth, whilst the other 10% are dying and the hair will fall out and a new hair will start to grow from that follicle. thats great I hear you saying but what does that mean, how much is abnormal and how much is too much? Well approx 100-150 hairs per day is in the spectrum or normal and you should not be concerned at all! Now because we know you and we know you like to be a little over the top and freak out constantly like you have nothing else in your life to worry about lets put it all into perspective.

If you wash your hair every second day, a lot of the hair from day 2 will still be on your head, possible already fallen but stuck there so when you shampoo your hair or most likely when you apply conditioner it will appear in your hands. Now the conditioner is NOT causing this, it closes the cuticle so makes the hair smooth hence the hair that is already out but tangled amongst other hair will now slide out in your hand. Again this is NORMAL and 2 days of normal hair loss equals 150 times two = 300 hairs. Take that to washing every 3rd day = 450 hairs.

Can you stop hair fall? NO not completely

Is there a hair fall shampoo, yes and its marketing campaign is amazing!

Is there a treatment you can do to make it not fall out, ummmmm no

Hair fall in the above range is normal and not to be worried about, a good diet, a good haircare regime using a sulphate free shampoo and always conditioner and your off to a good start.

What is your hair saying about you?

It’s not a new theory in fact it’s the same as your wardrobe, dress for success they said but no one made a fuss about your hair. In fact most people neglect to put the same effort into their hair as they do their clothes.


When you are making such an effort to send all the right signals with beautifully fitted clothes, the right colors, the perfect shoes, most up to date look yet by the time you get to your hair it’s almost like you ran out of time & money or at the very least stop bothering to see it through.

When your dressing head to toe remember the stuff on your head! It’s the one thing that you wear daily and can’t quickly change in the washroom of the club. Get hair that suits you, says what you want it to say and that works for you.

Call 011-41010011

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.

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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

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!

Bad Boy hair and what it looks like

Not everyone wants to be in a band, have a sleeve full of tattoos or drive a Harley Davidson ( well the last one isn’t true, who doesn’t want to drive a Harley!) Getting bad boy hair is not as hard as you think if you just don’t over think it!


Obviously the cut has to be done right but let’s just assume it was, styling bad boy hair is easy because it rely’s on typically one product, keep in mind guys don’t do complacated.

Texture is important and blunt cuts won’t work, having texture in your hair is 80% done in the cut and the rest is done in choice of product. Typically a matte paste is the perfect product on dry hair, never blow dry only use your fingers when drying followed by tee spoon in your hand rubbed together then place firmly over the entire head then shake and run!

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 😜✌🏻

When you ask the wrong person for hair advice

Sadly a very common problem is asking the wrong person for hair advice. You ask a plumber plumbing issues, electrician electrical problem, doctors medical problems.


How hard is it to understand hairdressers do hair, not makeup artists, not dermatologists, not fashion stylists actually hairdressers who have studied the science of hair and what it is and is not capable of.

If you head to the market and ask a random person for hair advice and we find out, trust me things are going to end badly.

Very badly

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Unlikely our computers have this level of sarcasm, although it would be funny if they did!

Earlier this week someone shared with us a hair disaster story ( which we really don’t need to go into (  although we will ) which made us think we humans are really stupid sometimes.


Googling cheapest hair salon with package deals in Delhi, she found a salon that was so cheap she felt she had one the lotto, went in got the services done paid the crazy cheap price and left.

Well she then got herself an Uber to our salon, Uber if your still living in the dark ages has to be the cheapest taxi service globally and that is a safe “cheap”! 

Moral of the story?

You get what you pay for, if it’s too good to be true, chances are it isn’t. 

Your hair is like a pice of clothing you wear every single day, it’s fashion. Don’t trust people who only can claim it’s “cheap”.

What to pack on your road trip

If you are not familiar with road trips all we can say is sorry, possibly the most affordable fun anyone can have either solo or with your friends. After all travelling at 100km/hr your mates can not escape!


But you will want photo’s to remember it right so what about your hair? Last thing anyone wants to look back and think you looked homeless. Here is a list of things you must take on your next road trip!

  • Dry shampoo! Who knows where your staying or what the water or weather is like so best to carry a bottle of this to keep you looking fresh!
  • Sea salt spray, gives you a little texture and helps freshen your look up, just don’t go crazy with it.
  • Hair perfume! Yes it’s a real product by Label M. You may be sitting around a fire at night and end up smelling like char grilled wood, this will make your hair smell fresh AF
  • Elastic hair tie’s yes plural and always keep one extra in the car on the rear vision mirror those things tend to walk on there own!

Happy travels

5 ways to grown healthy hair you can start now. 

How to grow your hair faster, thicker, stronger is possibly one of the most googled questions. 


Well it’s fairly basic but so are some of you, we guess your thinking it’s food or some exotic fruit but here are the facts! 

  1. Hair is dead once it leave your scalp so FYI putting anything on it isn’t making it grow faster! If you pour water over a dead cat would it be able to drink it? No
  2. Regular trims (6-8weeks) doesn’t make it grow faster but reduces split ends hence reducing of length. 
  3. 8-10 hours of sleep a night. Yes some of you should have hair like Rupanzel right about now!
  4. Healthy diet! There are 5 food groups all nutritionists around the world know about them, it’s not a secret. Eat something from each group daily. Don’t over eat, don’t skip and don’t try to convince yourself you can cheat.  Healthy body healthy hair!
  5. Use good products, for f*%# sake just because they have a Marketing budget doesn’t mean it’s the best product! Do some research get the facts! 

Go it? Have a hair question ask us here

Not having black hair could save your life!

We are here to inform, educate and help you live with beautiful hair! 


Be warned, that having hair that is the same color as your stove top can get you toasted literally! 

Choose your hair color only at professional salons. 

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 

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. 

We don’t talk anymore 

Honestly if seeing this face doesn’t make you feel ill, then you should check yourself into an institution but leave that aside!

If you didn’t hear, Apparently there is no such thing as Climate change, which even a 4 year old child 👶🏻 knows it’s a real issue that is not going away, something we all need to not only worry about but fight to find a solution for. 

Make a small change, we all do it and we are on the way!

Sorry not sorry

Was asked today who is our target market and it got me thinking…. immediate thoughts were not people who would ask “who is your target market” lol that too in a packed salon to ask “Who comes here” 😶

Via @Arsenic

So thought we should spell it out for you, we do hair, we do beautiful sexy AF hair, that is not driven on anything other than giving you a beautiful looking head 🙊

We are not sorry for how we communicate, it’s the way we talk, it’s real. 

Mrs Palmer & her 5 daughters are taking care of business 

As the saying goes ” If you want something done properly, you have to do it yourself”. Or in some cases if you want it at all you have to do it yourself lol 😂 

Via @sophiaamoruso

We bring up Mrs Palmer and her 5 daughters because some people still to this day think that if they watch one or two YouTube video’s or spend 10 min in a salon that they are experts. 

Now whilst sometimes you may have to wait in a salon un attended for a minute or two, end up watching the hairstylist at work ( this is not the same as training for years) 

Now there are some take away tips for doing your hair at home, if the foundation cut is correct you will have to do very little, we will teach you don’t worry.  

When it comes to what products or equipment you need to get you over the line ( yes we are still talking about your hair lol ) it’s part of what we do. If you can’t recreate what we do in a realistic amount of time then there is a problem.  

Come see us and let us get you to that ” happy place” 😝😂🤘🏻

Fresh never goes on Sale

Ever wondered why some companies only sell on discount rather than quality?

Always 10%-50% off or buy one get two etc etc


You put on sale or discount fish on the second day!

Men’s hair 2017

One of the most common mistakes guys make is with the choice of hair, often guys choose there hairstyle based on there latest action movie. Which let’s be honest is kind of a generalisation but kind of true too lol. The fact that no two heads are the same makes us think that maybe this way of deciding what hair to wear is not always going to get you looking like the best version of you possible. 

Now the best way to get anything in life is know the details, well that’s where we come in. We always have a detailed co cersation about you, your hair, your expectations and then together come with a plan that will work. It’s not always easy to get the info out, in fact you may not even know what you want, we ask enough question till we get the answers. 

Following the flock is a good idea if your a migrating bird or in a crowd at a soccer stadium trying to exit but when it comes to fashion and style won’t get you anywhere. 


Guys if we can give you one small piece of advice, stand out and get the look that suits you, your style, your attitude that works and you can manage. 

Consultations are complimentary and bookings advisable but coffee is always brewing if your happy to hang and chill with us. 

We are open until 8 weekdays and Sundays from 11-6pm

Phone 📱 011-41010011

Men’s hair summer ’17

Men’s hair has never been more easy and free this season with a definite trend towards more casually styled hair. 


What’s in this season

  • Tapered hairlines are still in!
  • Disconnected is in
  • The quiff 
  • Texture & curl is cool
  • Ombré on shorter hair, giving a beach bleached surfer dude
  • Beards are short and moustaches or “pornstache” is cool
  • Grey hair
  • Pastel hair

What’s not cool

  • Square hairlines
  • Flower pot hair, when your head looks like a knob! 
  • Straightening your hair, not cool
  • Big forehead & bigger hair on the top, please stop it looks stupid
  • Trying to cover every grey hair….not cool
  • Massive beards unless it’s manicured like your lawn
  • Cut and shaved high above your ears to get value for money 💰 

Products 

Ideally use as little as possible because no one wants to be that high Maintainence. When the cut is tailored to your style your hair will stay in shape without much work or product. 

If you need a little help try a matte paste, keeping in mind a little goes a long way! Shampoo and condition daily, it maintains a clean bacteria free scalp. 

So there you go, guys gone are the days that everyone cares what car your drove and your latest trip. If your hair is ugly you may as well stay home, your hair says more about your personality than you think. 

Invest some time in getting the best hair!  

Surfs up and beach waves are now being served

Unless you just woke up from a Coma the coolest thing for a while now is beach waves and like everything hair related we strive to be the best!


It can be like Bihato’s hair at the Met Gala recently or a more tossled version we get it bang on so you will not have to pout when your doing your selfies in fact it will be your hair that you will be dying to load up on line!

Weekend is coming so get yourself in!

Check out our Instagram page and either shoot us a DM or be old school and call us 🤘🏻

Why you need to not tell your hairstylist what to do!

Most hairstylists have experienced clients who come in and chat about there hair, you both seem to be on the same page, the game plan explained and all agreed too. 

Then the moment you start they start to move hair around and give you a step by step how to cut it, which “piece” needs cutting and why. Now we get it some people get anxious and we will make every effort to calm you down but seriously!?


The main reason why this won’t work is because you won’t be happy until we cut that one piece shorter or leave that one section out etc etc. We know hair better than you or you would be cutting it yourself, we know there are some salons that just have no idea and give you chest pain by simply being in the same street as them. That’s not us, if you would feel more comfortable to come in and chat about your hair before your appointment ( a day before or a week before ) please do that because we have a structure and system to follow and by swapping and changing 15-20 times through the cut is never going to make you happy! 

When you deleted Snap chat & now in deep S#^*

The world is full of fake news and I’m almost sure this Snap chat thing is just a little hype.  Anyway if you thought you were changing the world by deleting the app, your not. 


To make sure your not the laughing g stock of your BBQ follow us on Instagram Rod Anker Salons

New music now dropped in store at 10am

Yes peeps it’s that time again to refresh our playlist and we know you love our beats so get yourself in for cool hair, awesome coffee and the best music known to mankind!

It’s possible that we change our music more than you change your jocks which makes us way cool. 


Open week days 10-8

Sundays 11-6

Fashion week hair

Fashion week in India is upon us and we wanted to share what’s happening in terms of hair globally as it can completely change the look as well as a collection. 


Imagine a nice clean collection, clubbed together with heavily dressed hair that’s intricate and colorful, there is no connect right?

It has to have a synergy with your clothes and overall look, it’s never a last minute thing, it’s well planned and is part of the overall look

Rodarte

Etro

Maison Margiela

If your outfit is heavily constructed it doesn’t always mean your hair has to be the same, at times when the clothes are so intricately constructed the hair HAS to be simplified or you could end up looking like your heading to a fancy dress party. 

If your planning on being there, give us a call we are only a short drive from the venue and you can get your hair on point and be back at the show in no time. 

Phone 📱 011-41010011

Keep it simple, don’t overdo it

When your wardrobe, sex life and hair is plain vanilla  

Are you the type of person that cuddles the pillow to sleep, wears your old comfy shorts to bed and your go too hair is a top knot? 


Not saying to invite the local soccer team over and cut all your tops in half so relax!

A few things that could change things up!

Try wearing your hair down and a little messy, a top knot although it’s easier if it’s your daily go too can be boring, try something new. If your just bored with the same look Day in day out because you really can’t be expected to keep anyone’s attention, your boring. 

Book yourself to get your hair done! 

Hair for you guys!

You wash it and condition it every day, so that’s taking care of it right?


No it’s not, regardless of what your length it there has to be more than basic care. Unless the drowned rat look is in you need to do the following! 

Yes you need too

  • Wash and condition it daily
  • Dry it either with a towel or hairdryer depending on your styling requirement. 
  • Use product to ensure it behaves
  • Get it trimmed every 4-6 weeks
  • Change your style slightly every few times, nothing more boring that the same hair month after month
  • Hairy neck is not cool, trim that!
  • If it’s growing out of your ears, trim that too!
  • If it’s a notted mess after the shower, for the love of Jesus please comb it 

Guys your hair, given the fact 50% of you will loose it by 40 you need to be taking care of it! 


This is a community service announcement! 

Stop scratching your butt, I’m trying to do your hair 


When we talk about learning manners it goes a fair way past just learning which hand to wipe your butt with. Since your parents were too busy worrying about who you were going to to the movies with thinking it was a global concern  rather than teaching you to wear your seatbelt, not staring at people to not burping in public. 

    We thought we should outline some salon etiquette so you can stay and enjoy the music & the sick  AF hair your going to get. The following is kind of basic but you may not have heard it before as it actually happens;

    1. Don’t turn up 50 min late saying you tried to call but the phone was busy, guess what no one believes you
    2. Walk in late then ask how long it’s going to take, guess what it’s going to take how long it takes 
    3. Don’t burp or fart in a salon, it’s just not cool
    4. When asked for tea or coffee don’t request someone to run to subway and get you your lunch while your waiting ( your legs aren’t painted on are they?
    5. A trim and a cut, well guess what…. it is the same cost. 
    6. If your hair reaches your knees, you don’t want to cut layers, length or color it but want a total change. Your dillusional please leave stage left
    7. Run late then take a phone call and make us wait another 10 min?
    8. You don’t need to bring your aunt, maid, driver and your body Gaurds aren’t really required are they?
    9. An AK47, seriously if you don’t trust us then we have a problem! No one in here wants to kill you 
    10. If you use the toilet, please aim roughly in the bowl.  

    Well if the above sounds like a walk in the park then we look forward to seeing you soon, don’t need to bring a packed lunch or your own shampoo, we use what we sell and recommend and we don’t water it down. 

    Tucked in updo is back

    Winter is here and with it comes it’s own set of fashion challenges, the dreaded task to look good or to keep warm!

    Well the tucked in hair trend has been around for a while and maintains a regular appearance when the temperature drops and if done right we kinda like it!


    We already hear you saying it’s too messy but that’s what’s so cool, it’s like you put your jumper on and didn’t pull the hair out!

    Try it the next time your heading out, let us know what you think. 

    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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    Love your curls!

     

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Products to Try

     

    • Curl control crème by Label M

     

    • Cristalli Liquid from Alfa Parf

     

    • Protein spray by Label M

     

     

    By Konika Dastidar

    LOB OBSESSION!

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    By Konika Dastidar

    Watch your mouth

    Very often some of us ( yes me included ) have razor sharp words coming out of our mouth. I for one rarely will apologize because, well that’s me and I like that aspect of my personality ( I always regret holding my tongue! )  

    It’s Friday so let it fly at least once and tell someone to bugger off or tell someone you want to spend the night spooning. Apparently and I say that loosely it’s proven to improve your health if you say F#%* you at least 5 times a day ( who would have thought right lol ) give it a try today at work, you may be lucky enough to have an extra long weekend 🙊😜

    Authentic Hair + Authentic marketing

    The way we get information has dramatically changed in the last 5 years and daily it is changing at a pace none of us can keep up with, a few hours away from social media and you feel like you have missed one full season of your favourite sitcom and you cant function without catching up on your entire feed ( don’t lie you know you do! ).

    I remember how marketing used to be bucket fed to the consumer when I was growing up and sadly some companies still to this day think it works. When the entire world is so connected, information on whatever you want is right here on the internet there is simply no excuse for someone buying into a “Fancy campaign “or feel good commercial without finding out the facts. I think we all know by know that celebrities endorse product’s rarely because they love them it is usually because it makes commercial sense ( There are some that do it because of they genuinely love the product ) but most do it for the money.

    So with information so readily available on the net, trends able to go global in days let alone last a full season, its no wonder that we all want & let’s be honest need to cut through the crap, be it a better job, an easier way to do save money, a miracle cure for your acne or ways to style your hair. No one has the ability to put so many layers up like we used too and if you think you can trust me we can all see through it now so its become more critical to be authentic and real in everything you do.

    PR & Marketing companies rely more now on the real people that have the RIGHT following ( I say right because we all know those people who may think they are A list, yet there homies are more likely to be kicked out of the local Mc donalds than actually buy your product! ) Yes its totally connected, real people, real marketing has bought back real hair that in my opinion is the hottest if its handled correctly.

     

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    Does this mean cancel all your hair appointments and let it flow? NO it means over styling is and has been out for a long time ( so for all our sake please stop it right now! ) and the more Authentic you is far more attractive than it has ever been. Its the 70’s all over again but this time with high speed Internet. Free love and Peace out 🙂