Tea bagging

Ok so I guess some know some don’t but it’s irrelevant right now so google it and thank us later for the smile.

Yes if you come to us, we have amazing coffee, fresh ground latte’s but we do use Tea Bags in case you wondered.

We use, we don’t do

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!

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.

See you soon

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.

Call 01141010011

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.

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.

How to protect your hair during Summer

By now we have all had enough, its been above 40 for the past 3 weeks with the temperature only going to mid 30’s in the early hours of the morning so its no wonder your hair may be feeling a little dehydrated. It can cause color to fade, increase split ends, go frizzy and just make you feel like crap so its a good all round reason to make sure you get on top of it if it hasn’t already.

Here is what you can do right now to top up the moisture levels!

  1. Book yourself in for a trim 011410100 11 – you should be trimming it every 6 weeks regardless of if you want to grow it or not, it removes damaged ends from heat, sun, styling and life so it can continue to look good
  2. check the shampoo you are using, use a sulphate free one, its more gentle and will keep moisture levels better than any other shampoo. We use and recommend Alfa Parf, yes we stock it and its for sale
  3. Stop doing chemical treatments just because everyone else is, possibly the worst treatment you can do is Rebonding or smoothening, some call it different things but the process is the same. Kerating should ONLY be done if there is no other option and will reduce curl and/or frizz but not 100% so be aware of reality vs great before and after images on social media!
  4. Always condition and use a leave in serum, if your hair gets oils then wash it daily but skipping these two will dry our your hair.
  5. Don’t take your color through the ends, its not needed and will cause damage.

Hope this helps and remember to cover up your hair in a hat or scarf when your outside, wash it to remove perspiration build up on your scalp which in turn dries out your scalp. Don’t be scared to wash it daily as long as you are using a good product!

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.

Hook ups call 01141010011

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.

Super foods to increase your hair growth

Now this is almost a daily question, to the point at times to be honest we feel like just blurting out, ok so its cabbage are you happy! But yet we resist, not sure why when it would all stop there if we did. However the biggest issue we have right now is everyone wants to complicate things and give complex answers without justification other than to make themselves sound informed.

 

Your body functions best when the five food groups are taken care of, when they are not, then there is a deficiency which will lead to shortage of essential vitamins and minerals your body needs to be fully functional. Now like certain things in life, we think we can postpone or neglect and simply pop a pill or pay a penalty, when it comes to our body we simply can’t. Yes will a supplement help, sure but its not the same as the real deal right!

 

A balanced diet, a good amount of sleep along with the right water intake and excursive and your body will function the way it was intended. The moment you skip one thinking you know better, then wonder why things are not working the way you want, you need to look at your diet.

Hair will fall out, this is life, can you stop it completely NO you can NOT, anyone that tells you they can is not informed. 90% of the hair on your head right now is active in growing whilst 10% is in the final stages and will fall out, no not all of the 10% will not grow back it will but some may or may not depending on a lot of other factors.

Now sure you may have been trolling the internet looking for the right answers because you think your shower is full of hair and if it keeps going like this you will be bald, chances are your being a tad dramatic!

 

Yes you are!

If you want to put your mind at ease then come visit us and let us have a look!

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!

Hair power foods to eat!

So many opinions about what food to eat and what is the best for hair, skin and nails when any qualified nutritionist will tell you the basics which is the 5 food groups and cover all of them and live a healthy life with enough water and sleep your body will function the way it is intended!

So before you order that extra cheese thick crust Pizza think of your hair!

 

Your welcome!

What you need to think about before celebrating Holi

Holi is a festival that is invasive to say the least, if you are all dressed up, hair done and head on then expect some random person to think its ok to throw coloured powder or water on you regardlessly!

Now whilst if you choose to play this game, or celebrate it could be fun however if you have just had a color done it can be a disaster that will take weeks or months to fix!

A boy reacts as his face is smeared with colored powder during Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Calcutta, India. (AP Photo/Sucheta Das)

Now a lot reading this will say there are safe colors, ones that wash out easily and yet even after experiencing this time for the last 10 years have never seen them in action. The reality is the lighter your hair the more the staining will occur, so yes if you have black or dark hair you will not see the pink powder in your hair only maybe on your skin for a few days until you scrub it off!

Imagine you have spent good money getting your color done and a few hours in the Salon and finally your loving your hair only to get it ruined by a random stranger throwing coloured powder on you? How can you prevent it?

Reality would be to stay inside but if thats not an option we suggest the following

  • Don’t wash your hair for 2 days prior
  • Load up your hair with a wax or paste before heading out, this will help give it a slight protection
  • Cover with a scarf and tie it tightly, making sure that the ends are undercover also
  • Hairspray over it will also prevent staining to some extent

All of this is not 100% however it may help somewhat but obviously being out of that situation is better than anything listed here!

After the day is over and you are back home, use a clarifying shampoo on DAMP hair not wet, wash it 3 times to remove the color and condition.

Obviously it would be a great thing if people respected other people and did not throw random color on people, however until then being cautious is always better!

If you have been stained and its risking ruining your mojo then give us a call and lets have a look at it to see what can be done!

 

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How to get your hair Summer ready

If you have not been outside in the last week, summer is here and it has gone from 20-30 and its only going to get hotter for the next 6 months and if you don’t act now you will be left with dry frizzy hair for summer!

Easy things you can do to get yourself ready for the heat that is about to drop!

 

  1. Get your hair trimmed, did you know that you should be doing this every 6-8 weeks regardless
  2. Dont do chemical treatments unless they are 100% needed, Keratin is not going to make it healthier, its still a chemical!
  3. If its dehydrated then why not get a Alfa Parf Linseed moisture treatment, hydrates your hair better than any mask, spa or product on the market and plumps the hair full of much needed moisture
  4. Maintain your color, but don’t over do it, if it is not needed the don’t do it
  5. Using hot tools like tongs, irons etc avoid excessive use and always use a heat protection serum like Crystal Liquid

 

Hope this helps and if you think you have already overdone it then give us a call or drop in and see what we can do to get it sorted out!

Hair foods to eat!

So many opinions about what food to eat and what is the best for hair, skin and nails when any qualified nutritionist will tell you the basics which is the 5 food groups and cover all of them and live a healthy life with enough water and sleep your body will function the way it is intended!

So before you order that extra cheese thick crust Pizza think of your hair!

 

Your welcome!

Is that baliagé or did a pigeon just crap on your head?

have you had your color done after so many resins and saves on both Pinterest and instagram and yet its so far wrong it requires a hat?

Chill not saying we can fix it, but we can certainly have a look and see if we can do something to get it sorted! Give us a call on 011 410 10011

The high fade in 2018 is like the crop top in the 80’s, a must have!

Mens hair is often talked about and typically overlooked when it comes to fashion, we have bloggers for this and that talking about clothes, when it comes to woman’s wear well look out you have an authority on skin and make up for you blokes it seems like no one actually cares right?!

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Chill we do, and we are here to help, good hair on guys is the foundation of your style and if your hair looks good then pretty much anything you throw on will work ( now saying that obviously it isnt true but its a general comment guys! )

This is 2018 and this is what you need to be heading towards, its cool, was cool in 2017 but its even cooler now and whilst last year we saw the drop fade this is the high fade, it lasts longer than your previous haircuts and removes all the fluff from your neck so the girls will love it!

If ou have been waiting for the right haircut for you then this is it!

Naked Yoga classes are booking fast!

There has been some who have said we write about nonsense and to those people we really don’t know what to say other than sure ok we may do but we thought about it and decided to not react in hast instead we heard you and are opening Naked Yoga classes starting from 29th February and we are taking bookings now!

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So if you want to get your kit off and do some stretching hit us up, please bring your own matt and no don’t tag us in anything and we won’t either!

For those of you who have at least 20 followers and want to collaborate feel free to inbox us if you look good in your birthday suit! If you are a real influencer then sorry unless you are happy to post 15 images, tag everyone in the city, comment 5 times repost all our photo’s follow a list of 321 people we select then you will have to pay the entry fee!

So as you can see we not only do amazing hair, seemless baliagé sexy AF beach waves, great personalities, humour better than the comedy chanel. So if its hair you are looking for, embarassing Yoga poses or just a pick me up then look no further!

 

Happy Downward dog to you all

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

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

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

How often to get get your haircut to keep it healthy?

You waited 6 months to get a trim because you are growing your hair, every time you get it cut they cut too much off so whats the point right?

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Well if each time you go and get your hair cut, if too much is being cut off then it means your going to the wrong salon. You have to balance your hair goal to the hair condition and leaving it for 6 months means you will possibly have more split ends than what you will cut off. To maintain a shape or condition your hair needs trimming every 6-8 weeks maximum. You remove split ends, keeps the shape right and keeps you looking sorted. If you don’t get it cut then the split ends travel up the hair shaft and the condition goes for a toss.

Every hair on your head grows at a different rate, so whilst some grow slower than others ( slightly ) the hair will not sit or move the same way month after month, it needs to be maintained, if you want to grow it longer then keep in mind your average hair grows 1-1.5 inches per month so always cut less than that, if you want to maintain the length then cut what has grown.

 

Fairly simply? See you every 6-8 weeks

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

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

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

Top 5 tips

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

 

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

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

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Photographer – Rod Anker

Model- Merrylin Boro

 

Baliage done right

You have perfect references from the internet, your following so many people from all over the world and the hair you see, you wonder why yours is looking a little dated?

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Well possibly its because your going to the wrong Salon, this hair was done by Mohit and having worked with Rod for almost 5 years has perfected the art of color, his hand painting techneque of balliage is beautiful and the results speak for themselves.

 

So if you want a change and have struggled to find the right person to do it then give us a call! 011 41010011

Hair at Rod Anker Salons by Mohit KSain

We will have a look for free!

there is no such thing as a free lunch is there? No probably not unless you go over to your families house, but then you will have to answer a zillion questions and that comes at a cost of sanity so basically no!

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We do however have something to sell you that is FREE, advice and we are happy to tell you that we will look at your hair offer you options, cost and advice all for free. Fairly often we will add in some nonsense and maybe a coffee if your lucky, but dont push it!

Advice is free and always will be so if you have questions about your hair or not sure what to do wit it, call or drop into the salon for a free no obligation chat and find out what how why etc!

Promise it will be easier than getting a strip search at the airport!

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Periods and pubic hair

Oh my god did you really just start with that? Yes and we will explain why and you will thank us!

In an environment in which talking about a period or pubic hair brings about laughter like a 12 year old in a school yard or the opposite with a look of disgust as if you need to be taken behind the building and beaten its only going to change when we ALL change so putting images on social media and talking about it as if its normal ( AND IT IS! ) its only then that things will change!

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If there were no periods, guess what…no one would be reading this, we wouldnt exist its that simply idiots and i say idiots because its Men ( no sorry Boys ) who would read this and think there is a problem.

Woman have periods its natural, its part of the way God has made them and as Men we need to love them no matter what, its not embarrassing, its not hush hush. Its 100% natural!!!

Boys and girls have pubic hair, wow thats news isnt it!

If by reading this you have a problem, we guess you do too and we feel sorry for you. If by reading this it makes you think then we have done our job for today at least! Respect each other and understand the words period, pubic hair & nipple really arent that funny they are just part of life!

How to save LOTS of money on your hair

We all like to save some money right? We all dont have the same money saving ideas when it comes to reality and sometimes we waste money by trying to save money which is knd of stupid. Sooooo we thought we would tell you a little secret on how to NOT waste money on your hair, directly from the source!

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image via Elirezkallah founder Plastic Magazine

Its amusing when some salons try and convince you that they are cheaper and to save money by buying more than you need when typically when a salon talks about money the intent is not to save you but to get it from you ( not saying all but its typically ).

So how do you save some bucks on your hair and still look hot? Well here are some easy hints to get more bang for your buck!

  • Color is one of the most expensive things you can doand whilst its important its also important to know a few facts so you dont get taken for a ride! Color rarely needs to be taken through the ends of your hair, its a myth and the idea of ” Lets freshen it up” is bollocks! Natural hair is slightly darker at the roots and slightly lighter at the ends! FACT! Just get the regrowth done and not the ends unless there is a situation and looks terrible, this will save you money each visit!
  • The further away from your natural color you color your hair the faster you will see the regrowth, if you have white and they do it black, guess what….you will have to go again in 2 weeks and get the roots done! Go 2 shades lighter it wont annoy you as fast and save you time and money!
  • Hair Spa, now this one is a good one! Well depending on your location but some tend to play this service up like its going to turn water into wine! Hair Spa is meant to be a treatment to restore moisture, protein and strength or at least thats what you think, well it is but a lot of salons use a cheaper version and put you under a steamer so your cuticle swells up and feels smooth but 24 hours later nothing has changed. Skip the hair spa and ivest in the right take home products!
  • Rebonding and keratin are not and we repeat NOT for everyone no matter how good the deal is, it simply may not be worth doing on your hair and sorry to say may be a waste of money, rebonding is a waste of money and no one should be doing it!
  • Getting a trim or getting a cut is not any difference in price typically and neither it should be, get your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks, book it in advance and keep the booking and a lot of salons will give you a discount!

 

We get asked why are we so honest a lot ( not just saying that trust us lol ) but consdiering we are possibly the only salon in India that just does hair and not this and that as well you would think we would say yes to everything, well we dont. If you are better of with it then we will tell you about it, if you are better off without it then we will tell you that too. We are busy because we tell the truth and make sure no matter what, your hair is our advertising everyday, its that simple!

Besides simply shaving your head these could save you a lot of money and still have you looking like a model so your welcome!

 

10 things to do on Valentines Day for yourself

For a lot of people there is a pressure to do this or that on the one day you are meant to be smothered with love and affection, like it, believe it or not if you are not shown something there may be a feeling of being left out or unwanted! Now not saying you should be but chances are you may be, if this is you we have selected a few things you could do for yourself that won’t leave you feeling unwanted, unloved or on tinder swiping like a freak to try and get some attention!

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  1. Go to the movies by yourself, watch whatever the hell you like!
  2. Go home drop your pants and order take out, get the calorie counter in overdrive who cares, get fat today no one is watching
  3. Cut your hair, shave your beard, get a color, a tattoo or a piercing! Who cares just do it
  4. Go shopping, buy someting new for yourself and don’t care about anything or anyone just do it!
  5. Turn your phone off when you get home and sleep early
  6. Get on the net, get the next flight out of town and dont tell anyone just go!
  7. Go out for dinner, sure places may be filled with newbie love that may end up making you barf your mains out but why not
  8. Buy a new car
  9. Book a massage
  10. Go home and entertain yourself lol

Hope this helps, now chill the hell out!

 

Play with my balls this Valentines day!

Really, like seriously struggling for content this much? Or is it just being real, well if its being real then why do we have to wait for that one day in the year when you buy flowers, tell someone you love them or be nice. Basicaly you should be doing that everyday shouldnt we?

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No we are not going to teach you Tennis or tricks to play with balls, although that would be a good topic but not going there!

If you love someone, tell them, if you fancy someone, tell them life is too short to live with regrets, it is also too short to live your life not to the fullest and be loved the way you deserve!

No matter what you are doing this Valentines day, it doesnt define you, you define you!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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What happens when you don’t condition!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10 haircuts you must check out guys!

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

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Is your hair actually that much different?

Now we all know we want to look different, no one wants to blend in unless your in a line up for a crime you didn’t commit!

if you look at your hair and talk to yourself, you will most likely convince yourself its very different to everyone else, its slightly longer, the color is different or the way you wear it is so different to anyone else! Not saying you should go out and get blue hair and cut it short but its about making small changes that helps you become the best version of you possible. Just because Sally does it doesn’t mean you should!

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Is 2 inches off really going to make that much difference?

Are you burning your hair?

you want it to look good right? Then why do you go for your weekly blow outs and allow the hairstylist to fry it? Sure you indulge in the occasional deep fried chicken but the damage your causing your hair is going to eventually cost you the length.

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If you have had multiple colors or chemical treatments then chances are this relates to you, we see people coming in weekly to get blowouts and the damage that has been caused by over doing it, requires scissors!

Embrace the natural movement of your hair and make sure you invest in getting the right cut, it makes the world of difference. You should be able to some extent wash and wear your hair, if the cut is done right!

First photos of Kylie Jenner’s baby girl

Ever wondered if what life would be like if your parents were international celebrities? instead of summer holidays in a caravan or a tent? I guess everyone thinks life is better on the other side of the fence and it not until you are there that you realise nothing really has changed in fact the pressure is the same plus the pressure of being the child of a celebrity, with everything you do being watched and judged and talked about.

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Sorry no we do not have images of Kylie Jenner’s baby girl, but maybe its good to reflect on how privacy has become the ultimate luxury. When some things used to be kept to yourself, now its hard to fart without someone commenting or posting it!

Birds of a feather flock together

Everyone is doing it, everyone is talking about it and everyone wants it or do they?

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A lot of time marketing has you believe that everyone is doing something, in fact when they are not, its a big mystery in fact if anyone is doing it, but yet you still think everyone is. Well this is called marketing and chances are not everyone is doing it. Although you wish you were doing it, in fact you dream about it every day, you fall asleep thinking about it, its effecting your life, your mojo and your gravity.

Chill, if everyone is doing it then its common, your not common, you are you, forget it and move on!

When you want your cake and eat it too

Every so often someone will come to see us and want it all, like they are trying to work their way through our service list all in the one day, not sure why!

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Just because we offer it or a salon offers it does NOT mean you have to do it, or its the right thing for you to do!

At times we all have a perception that something is good for us, its not only until its too late that we realise it probably wasn’t the best idea. Often we will talk ourselves into it so we believe its the right thing to do, some times even some hairstylists will try to convince you.

Safe to say that you have too make sure the hair on your head if looked after and not abused or you will suffer the consequences for longer than you can imagine!

What is the difference between baliage and highlights

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Order off the Hair menu

Beautiful hair can not be set into a menu or a series of looks other than to give you a vibe of the type of look the salon wants to show you. The trick to getting the right hair is as much about having a synergy with the brand/stylist that you both get it when it comes to the end result. Obviously they have to be skilled enough to do it and not just say they are the best!


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When you got a mouth full of hair?

Nothing worst than going in and getting a mouthful of hair, kind of a mood breaker if your locks are not maintained!

Shaving it could be an option but let’s talk Maintainence in case you don’t want to go bald. Guys with stubble, their face will act like Velcro and your hair will stick all over his face, which in itself can be ok unless your out with friends or family. Then it can look like things are getting hot when it was just an innocent peck intended. 
Let’s start with a few things you can do to prevent this!

  • Leave in serum like Cristali liquid by Alfa Parf which closes the cuticle and keeps the cuticle surface smooth.
  • Regular trims, removes split ends which in turn creates smoother surface.
  • Pony tail, keep it high which will keep your face and neck free for playtime.
  • Pre planning is better if you can manage to shampoo and condition before it’s better, remember the smell of your shampoo on wet hair is like a wet dog, it’s not cool so dry it!
  • A little perfume inside your hair so he can’t smell the smoke from the night before your hair absorbed in the club ( when you said you were home watching re runs of friends)

We hope this helps you not giving your guy fur balls, the rest is up to you!

Sexy hair leads to sexy times!

No we have decided to sell coloured condoms, yet we are sure that some would think we should it makes perfect sense. Well we do sexy hair, sexy hair leads to sexy times or something like that but we are not. We want to give you the 401 on maintaining your hair color.


You can do everything right and yet sometimes things still go wrong, could be the water could have been the state of your hair before you coloured it or a act of mystery but 99% of the time if the color is done properly it’s what and how you treat it when you leave the salon. Simple fact to remember the better the condition, the better the longevity of the tone and shade of color.

  • Use a sulfate free shampoo always always always
  • Always condition, yes guys too every time you wash you condition. This closes the cuticle and keeps the color from fading.
  • If it’s blonde, use a brightening shampoo like the one we stock from Label M alternate days. It’s purple and helps reduce gold or yellow pigment.
  • Don’t use oil! Do t care what your mum or grandmother say it’s wrong! It coats the hair, makes it shinny but acts like a coating on the hair shaft making moisture dry out internally hence effecting the color dramatically.
  • Don’t try and do DIY hair expecting it to look like anything on Pinterest other than a disaster. Trust professionals only.
  • Don’t shop solely on price, sad reality is whilst some will try there best to convince you they are the best yet once it’s done you will end up spending more fixing it!

So before you head to a salon and tell them what to do like your ordering your dinner at a take away do your research on line, check what work the salon does, check check and recheck. It’s your hair so do your research and once you have left the salon make sure to look after it!

Searching for a gloss?

The search is over people! We have a treatment that gives you ONLY SHINE!

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Yes move over Kylie this is the one treatment that will give you shine, doesn’t work on anything just shine. We have it in stock and if you are feeling dull and lacking that lustre then this is it!

 

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Take these on your next trip!

It almost seems like a distant memory that you went on a holiday, maybe it was or maybe the last few weeks have been a little more than annoying who knows but we have some things you must be taking on your next trip away that will have your hair looking HOT the entire time. So no more just been shagged look, unless thats the look your going for.

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Space is limited in your bag, 30kg’s hardly gets your shoe collection let alone your hair equipment and product entourage etc.

Things you should take 

  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • A serum to keep the frizz at bay, and to resurrect your do the following day
  • Dry shampoo, unless your going on a beach holiday then why bother the sea water will do wonders
  • Silk pillow case, sounds a little OTT but will help you be able to sleep like a princess and not wake up looking like Shrek
  • Hair Tie’s, yes bring a few, god knows you will loose half of them anyway! Good idea if you are swimming to tie it up that way your not spending time doing hair before you go out later in the night
  • Hairdryer’s are usually there in most hotels but maybe a good idea if you are relying on it to confirm with them prior to going!

That should be all you take, if your packing more then its not a holiday its a work trip

 

 

 

 

Run out of Shampoo? Do you need to change it once in a while?

There is a myth that every second or third bottle of shampoo, you should change as your hair gets used to it and stops working. Its not true, the reality is you may have dry hair ( for example ) and you get some shampoo for dry hair, you use it and take care of your hair, get regular trims etc for the next few months and its starts getting better. Finally its feeling healthy and normal again since all your time and energy went into fixing the disaster it was.

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Now the second or third bottle in, you don’t need that shampoo now because your hair is not dry and damaged, so you need to change. If you use the same shampoo its not bad but useless in terms of fixing anything as its not dry and damaged any more, makes sense right?!

Always just check if the products you have are working for you at the moment you get your hair done, maybe it needs changing or maybe its working just fine, filling up bathroom cupboards with products is not what we do, nor should you!

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!

When you are wearing this seasons outfit and 5 year old hair

Every Season you are reminded to buy fresh clothes right? Or for some its simply opening social media and seeing how that new pair of shoes is going to change your life and if you buy that you really need to get the bag to match and if you buy 2 then you get a code for 20$ discount so why not get it all! lol

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Yet you do this with the same cut and color you have been doing for the last 5 years, head to the salon and screw the hairstylist for cheaper and always rush them. Yep reading it kind of makes sense right? Well if its doesn’t then please close down this tab and walk away, clear history and never return or mention our name!

Your hair has seasons too, every season a few small changes can make a huge difference and will help evolve your look, we are not talking long to short kind of change, we are talking slight changes over time which helps bring your hair from one season to another seamlessly and yet still look current.

If you are tired of the same old same old then give us a call, drop in for a chat and work out how you can get the ball rolling on your hair!

Call 011 410 10011

How to get the best Blow

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

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

Top 5 tips

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

 

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

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

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Photographer – Rod Anker

Model- Merrylin Boro

 

Want some advice about your short and curlies?

Why is it that girls with Curls have a more Sass than those with straight hair? Or is it just us that thinks that, not sure but regardless to maintain those locks it takes a little trial and error and a few things to keep in mind to make sure it looks good we have spelt it out below! If you have straight hair and have a lot of attitude then good for you!

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Things to keep in mind for the curly hair Girls

  • The moisture controls the Curl, the less moisture the more frizz, the more moisture the better the curl
  • Too much color will dry your hair out and create frizz
  • Regular trims remove split ends and should be done every 6-8 weeks, although it sounds cliche its a fact
  • Dont let anyone on planet earth thin your hair out or you will look more like a fur ball than a person!
  • Don’t get rebounding unless you want to look like you are wearing a wig!
  • Keratin can be beneficial, but in all honesty only as a last resort
  • Embrass the curl

 

Hope that helps, curl is hot if you know how to style it, natural is best!

 

Cutting coupons to get your hair done is like reheating day old French fries and expecting them to taste fresh

If you have ever been in the situation were you end up going back time and time again to the same salon when you are not 100% happy, its like reheating Mc Donalds French fries the day after and expecting it to taste fresh.

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It’s not going too, it will taste like you expect reheated Mc Donalds fries to tastes like.

Get something fresh call us on 011 410 10011

If your parents are white, chances are you will go white too

There are some who think they have the secret potion or recipe for not getting white hair, well folks if you know it I’m sure its worth more than knowing what the 12 secret herbs and spices are. If your parents went white young, good chance you too will go white young. Its not a fool proof, your going to be white at the same time but more of an indication its fairly probably. Your DNA which is a mixture of both parents will now play their role in you and determine what happens.

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Remember a small % of going white is placed on external factors, stress life etc

How to be completely independent

Don’t you think sometimes, we all want to be Independent and free yet most tend to not want complete Independence in fact when no one questions you things can get out of control. Sure we want to move our Salon to the middle of the Rajhastan desert but I guess it may be a little too far for most to come, we promise you that it would have a super chill vibe and the best Cactus on the planet but its not happening any time soon so sit back down!

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Good things happen when you have multiple people putting their energy into the one thing, they can do it independently however the more heads ( pun intended ) you have working on it the better it will be. Now we think being independent with your hair it should be free from weekly trips to the salon, now we love seeing you but seriously a few times a week is just not realistic to you and your life is it? Maybe you literally have nothing else to do and you like to be busy looking busy and then in that case we are all for it, come in have coffee and tell us how busy you are.

How on earth do you get that hair freedom? 

  • Well it doesn’t involve colouring your 90% white hair black
  • It doesn’t mean giving you a terrible haircut that only a hairdresser with a blow torch and 2 cans of hairspray can make look good
  • It isn’t scorching your hair so its dry AF so the only person can comb it is us
  • It sure as hell is not making you wear it ” in and out curls” that are more like a set barbie doll than actual hair

Its about giving you a cut that works with your hair, teaching you how to maintain it between cuts, giving you a color that works with your hair, skin and lifestyle. Its showing you options that work you can do yourself, its about being ethical with your hair so its in the best possible condition.

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The trick to having healthy hair no hairdresser or product company will tell you

Yes its true, no one makes money when you have healthy hair, we can safely say this because at this rate we are flat out trying to fix everyone’s hair and it seems like no one is listening so we thought as a community outreach we should try and help the situation by explaining a few things. After all even if you do not come to us for your hair, if we can help in a small way for you to look and feel better about your hair then its great news!

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So here are a few things that are FACTS about hair and hair care, how to make sure you don’t end up down a dirt road that leads you to searching on google ” Wigs ” or ” hair extensions”

  • Always get your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks regardless of the length you have, the length you want.
  • The term ” Global color” is another way of saying let me ruin your entire hair not just the roots! There should be virtually no need to take color through the ends of your hair even once a year! Very time you do it damages!
  • A ” Hair Spa” DOES NOT FIX STUPID If you have had your hair ruined a few massages and steam is going to do NOTHING! Get a proper protein treatment, if you need advice then drop us an email and we can suggest a few different brands
  • Just because something is on discount, doesn’t mean that its right for you, sure we all love to save money but even if its 50% off it is still 100% waste of money!
  • Keratin is not a treatment to make your hair healthy! It reduces frizz and curl marginally and is NOT I repeat NOT a treatment to fix the bad condition that was caused by the bad color
  • Just because a brand has an amazing advertising campaign, it doesn’t mean their products are the best, some may be some may not be. Using a sulphate free shampoo whilst it is amazing it may not work on your hair!
  • Getting a blowout a few times a week and they burn it into place will in fact cause a lot of damage over 6-12 month. Don’t over heat your hair!

This is just a few, we could go on and on but this will get you started,

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

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

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

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

Hey lets catch up for a coffee

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

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

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

Check out which of our clients just painted their Jet black

Ever thought, one day when everything falls into place I’m going to buy a jet and paint it black? Well as you can see there are some, in fact I think I would too just to be the odd one out, I think it would look cool!

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But I guess since this is a hair site its only fitting we relate this to hair right, I guess so! Well if you have a plane you are more than welcome to paint it any color you like, if you have hair, then black is NOT your only option! If you are colouring your hair to cover grey’s then black is possibly the worst option, if you think you were black or have black hair the chances are slim as very very few people actually have black hair.

One of the biggest problems when you are going grey is keeping up with the regrowth, the moment you leave the salon, your hair starts to grow and within days if you look closely you will see white dots coming through which will start driving you crazy. The darker the hair, the whiter the white the faster you see it!

So how do you either stop it growing, slow it down or disguise it so your life isn’t spent in the Salon?

Well never tell your hairstylist you want black thats a good start, but we need to understand that when you color your hair the contrast is what will show the regrowth the fastest, the darker your colouring, you will see the lighter hairs coming through. Now if you are dark and you color your hair light its exactly the same but in reverse.

You can break up the color you are doing, add some highlights a few shades lighter, take your color 1-2 shades lighter than your natural color and this together will give you a longer gap between visits and free up some valuable time of yours!

Your hair may be dark but unlikely it is black or ever was!

 

Come see us and discuss how to get your life back and still look good!

So you’re thinking of colouring your hair?

So you have had a brainwave to color your hair and want it done like yesterday now its on your mind its almost as if it has to be done as soon as possible, so how do you decide what color you should do? You may love your sisters hair or your BFF’s but you have different hair, personality and its not you right!

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Because we know that it can be overwhelming to decide do you go lighter, dark, should it look natural or should it be a pastel pink?

We will always discuss color in detail as it is something that needs to be talked about and given the pro’s and con’s as depending on the color it could take you 12-18 months to grow it out so its worth us spending the time to work it out prior! Its always a good idea to head on over to Pinterest and save your favorites and then look and asses what it is you like, you may find once you have all the images laid out that there is a pattern of what you like, it may work it may not but at least you will be able to see them and discuss it with us when you come in.

Its a big decision getting your color done and you should never take an impulse decision based on a spare of the moment thing!

Come in and discuss your options with us, we will take the time to give you the positives and the negatives ( if any ) before you take the decision to do it!

How often should you get a haircut?

You waited 6 months to get a trim because you are growing your hair, every time you get it cut they cut too much off so whats the point right?

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Well if each time you go and get your hair cut, if too much is being cut off then it means your going to the wrong salon. You have to balance your hair goal to the hair condition and leaving it for 6 months means you will possibly have more split ends than what you will cut off. To maintain a shape or condition your hair needs trimming every 6-8 weeks maximum. You remove split ends, keeps the shape right and keeps you looking sorted. If you don’t get it cut then the split ends travel up the hair shaft and the condition goes for a toss.

Every hair on your head grows at a different rate, so whilst some grow slower than others ( slightly ) the hair will not sit or move the same way month after month, it needs to be maintained, if you want to grow it longer then keep in mind your average hair grows 1-1.5 inches per month so always cut less than that, if you want to maintain the length then cut what has grown.

 

Fairly simply? See you every 6-8 weeks

17 Foods to eat to forget your hair growth

All you have to do to explore different opinions on hair growth is google it, some will say this some will say that, everyone is an expert, everyone says it has results. So basically you can eat anything from fruit to fish and it all will help you according to google and all the so called experts.

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Its a healthy balanced diet that will get your body to function the way it was designed, google ” 5 food groups” then decide what you have to do, you can try and trick your body or you can provide it with the necessities it needs to function the way it needs to, so your hair will grow the way it is intended.

We suggest a healthy balanced diet that not only is good for you but is delicious also. Be healthy, be good to each other and love life!

No standing anytime

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

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

 

Get a new look in 2018

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

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

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

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

 

Why we choose a ground floor for a salon

Getting your hair done is something that is meant to be pain free right? If you have to travel to a market that parking is a drama, you have to then walk through chaos to get to the salon to try and have some relax time and end up looking good and in reverse you have to get out of there and get back to your car right!

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When we opened our flagship salon in Delhi we wanted to be ground floor and easy parking for our clients to make sure it wasn’t like trying to cross level 542 of Candy Crush just to get your hair done.

If you are after a hair salon in south Delhi that is open on the ground floor then you really need to give us a call 011 410 100 11

How to get the Grey look Naturally

So your tired of getting your natural black color and have a lot of grey so the regrowth is visible. Well take a close look at the below image, then scroll down and keep reading…

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It looks natural right?

Because it is, its really that simple and if you have been colouring your hair for a while then there is really only one option and that is let it grow out, the mix of white and your darker hair will create that grey type look itself by default giving the appearance of ” Grey” when in fact it is dark and white combination.

Obviously natural hair looks natural and if you have been trying to fool yourself for years that everyone thinks your 25 and yet we all know you are 45 it may be time to start thinking of how you can look better and be more low maintenance.

How to protect that bright color

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

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

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

 

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

What will suit you?

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

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

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

What you expect entering the clubs this weekend

You spent 2 hours grooming your bits a few hours getting the right underwear and then make up hair etc so basically the entire day getting ready and to top it off the extra sessions in the gym, the countless beauty treatments to seek perfection then this is what should happen when you walk into the club right?

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Well it should be considering the effort you have put in, so make sure you get your hair on point from the one salon who knows how to do Victoria Secret Hair!

 

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We fix 499rp hair

If your looking for a disaster keep cutting out the coupons! If you have a disaster give us a call because we are the most respected, awarded hair Salon in India and can get you out of the river!


We don’t fix trucks, we fix hair
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Stay seated while the seatbelt light is on

I’m often surprised with a country with over 1 BILLION people in it, when it comes to getting off or on a plane, everyone is in a hurry. If you ask the same people during there normal week to speed things up, maybe less than 10% would even reply yet alone shake it up any faster. But when boarding a plane everyone is in a hurry and impatient. The plane could have literally just landed and still moving but there will be a flurry with people getting up to get out. Is there over 1 billion rebels 😝 in the country or just impatient people? 

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Now imagine if you had the same feeling in your life 24/7 where your actions were at this speed?

If you wanted to change, you didn’t become lazy you just did it. Imagine a life that once your mind decided to do something, you just did it. You never consulted every member of your family or neighbourhood you just went for it. 

After all who are we following and where are we going in such a rush? To collect our bags right? Hardly going anywhere. 

Put the same effort into your life as you do getting off your flight and watch your life change overnight. 

Men’s haircuts gone wrong

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


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

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

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

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

Read more about Face shapes

How to find the right hairdresser for you!

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


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

Well here is the quickest way

Phone 011-41010011

Or use this checklist

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

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

You think you can be private in 2017? Seriously?

It’s 2017, you work in almost any field someone you work with, a boss, a customer or a business associate has looked you up on line and seen all your photos, it’s a given!


Now whilst the easiest way to deal with it would be making your profile private because after all your personal life is your own right? Well kind of not, if your in media, PR, fashion, beauty, hair, lifestyle, travel, tours, renovations, public speaking, fitness etc etc you get our point. 

Consumer shops very different now and demand an insight into you and what your selling, not only in the item or service but your brand Dna and what your about! Your not selling anything? I honestly doubt that, even if you only rely on a research grant every 5th year chances are someone will be checking! 

Setting your profile on private because you think people will follow you is not only wrong but incredibly naive. The choice people have is global so you are being compared to the best in the world not in your street, market or village!

Off the menu hair

Beautiful hair can not be set into a menu or a series of looks other than to give you a vibe of the type of look the salon wants to show you. The trick to getting the right hair is as much about having a synergy with the brand/stylist that you both get it when it comes to the end result. Obviously they have to be skilled enough to do it and not just say they are the best!


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Hair is Art

I see hair like it’s a blank canvas, almost the same way I guess as a sculptor would view a piece of marble, rock or wood with endless possibilities. 

The future of each piece we create is living walking around for a month, then it is redone, re created, refreshed into a new vision breathing fresh air into the art again. Maybe it’s completely new, maybe it’s just a refresh from the previous creation but always art.