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

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

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

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

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

The only Snow you all are getting is now in Shimla

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

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

Congrats to them both

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

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

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

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

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

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

You want to hear a story?

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

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

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

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

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

Why are you left on the sideline?

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

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

Call us on 01141010011

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

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

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

But is it still working for you?

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

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

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

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

Pastel peek a boo

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

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

Cool right!

You blend in better than a Kylie Jenner’s new concealer

Who else is so tired of seeing the same crap in the name of marketing. Everyone calls themselves and influencer like it’s a commodity or a term you can even claim yourself ( fyi it’s a terms you get called not you call yourself, just like your hair is your hair not hairs! So over that too )

We see your posts, think ah ok this place might be cool, you go only to discover the person doing the social media might be cool but the place sucks. It needs to flow through and deliver what it promises, from look, attitude as well as personality of the brand.

For the sake of all our sanity and possibly everyone unfollowing you or altering you to “mute all” pls try to be authentic and a tad original it’s becoming rather boring. Same shirts, same clothes, using references we have all seen and calling yourself original or artistic it’s kinda blah.

While we are in such a ” clean out the cupboard” kind of mood, no one cares if your the first, biggest, fastest or whatever we only care if you are actually the best and claiming that title only by yourself with no back up is also a sign your telling porky pies.

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

Beauty bloggers & people who just want something cheap with a great deal!

Random questions you don’t ask your OBYN or your hairstylist but I guess why not, give it a try. If you can save 5% and the only catch is you have to go in at a certain time, walking on one leg, do a check in tagging 5 friends then a Instagram post while you are there tagging at least 2 friends, the salon, geo tag and put in a link into your made up blog that is read by your two bff’s and pay cash. Now that’s a deal that I know some would jump through hoops!

But yeah your right, we joking, we don’t do “deals” we do hair but if you have an Ex then this may be right up your alley 💕

Ten ten nails is back and open

So it’s not normal but I guess that’s ok because either are we, we do hair bloody well too ( just saying ) but we don’t do this and that, like mani pedi, beauty etc etc and we choose not too because it’s best to do one thing the best than 5 things below average. That’s our opinion anyway. Let’s us concentrate on only hair.

Now with a few shops being effected by the recent sealing in Meherchand market we wanted to let you all know that our favourite place 10-10 nail spa is back and reopen at shop 91.

We you got a good thing, stick to it!

Call them for bookings

📞 011 490 598 46

What makes a haircut sexy?

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

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

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What’s the IT color this season

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

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

This is how!

Salted caramel melt

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

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When you really really want it to stay in place!

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

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

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Meherchand market is open

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

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

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.

Being creative problems

Now in most parts of the world, hairdressing is considered an art, a very creative medium used to create shapes, colours all from a canvas called hair. In other parts of the world it’s considered a job 😳

Well it’s only in the last few years in India that a “hairdresser” could open a bank account or even apply for credit so I guess we are moving in the right direction. For us hair is art, it’s a canvas that we work on in 3D to create. We get our inspiration from life and really don’t have to look too far for it either.

Breakfast

After breakfast

Mid afternoon walk

Back in the salon

Decided to go get some coffee

Then headed back to salon

Dreaming of a road trip to the Sandunes a few months ago

Then

So I guess you can say life is art and you really don’t need to look to far to get inspired, it’s right in front of you.

Met Ball 2018 the heads up

If you thought on the weekend you might go to the arts and crafts market and do yourself a little DIY head gear for that wedding or party you got going on Jen Atkin & her crew just took it up a 473 notches. With the coolest gals on her client list here are some of her creations for the Met Ball 2018 as well as some of the others that attended!

Tricks to get the perfect selfie

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

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

What is the perfect selfie

Well lit, not a dark nightclub shot.

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

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

Hair done ✅

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

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!

5 ways to get the best hair you have ever had

Getting the right hair can be a challenge that for some never happens, rather just time fly’s by with hair that’s ok but not amazing. Here are 5 ways that will help you get over the edge before you die!

1. Choosing the right hair salon is possibly the first step and in sone situations is hard to find. We would always suggest cruising through social media, stalking the tagged photos etc to get a real picture of what’s happening. It’s one thing to post nice photos but another to be able to create them.

2. Get your act together, do you know what you want? It’s ok if you don’t but put some thought into it, you don’t like your hair, why? Do you want to wash and leave it? Do you like the current color? Is blow drying it daily ok? Does your color always fade? Are you happy with the condition? Do you need to wear it up? There is so many questions which a good hairstylist should be asking to make sure they get to the root of your hair happiness. Be ready.

3. Invest the right amount of time and don’t rush the appointment, we have seen first hand people saying they have never been happy, yet they happily rock up late then happily inform the hairstylist they need to hurry. Think about it, kinda crazy. Make sure you have time or move the appointment to when you do.

4. Be honest with yourself and your hairstylist if you have a budget share it, it’s normal to have limits. If you have styling expectations, share them.

5. Do not try to over manage your session you have talked it out, they have started, then don’t try and tell them what to do, unless of course you think you know better ( in which case why are you there?) if you don’t trust them you shouldn’t be there.

Hope this helps you get your happy hair moment.

You brag about having the biggest yolk

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

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

Hair could have taken things up a notch

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

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

Rod Anker Salons phone number

So we got told you couldn’t find our number, maybe your finger is Brocken, maybe your not following us on social media maybe your just lazy. But maybe, just maybe your right and it’s hard to find so here it is!

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Or

011 410 100 11

Or 0114 1010 011

It’s all in the way you look at it I guess. I think we need to talk

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!

How to avoid Yellow hair

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Come see us to find out more!

 

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Why on Planet earth are they going to follow you!!

It’s 2018, 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!

To touch on people who have been busy doing nothing, literally and have thousand of followers for absolutely no apparent reason is kind of funny and I’m sure by now we all can see through it but annoying AF that these lazy people that feel that “faking it till you make it” means literally being full of shit!

Advertise, promote but for goodness sake don’t think eating on your bed watching back to back Netflix shows is a skill unless your blogging about it.

What haircuts suit guys that are thinning out

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

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

Now what hairstyles

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

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

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

Save lots of money on your hair

Who doesn’t want to save money and have perfect hair right?

Is here is the thing, a lot of people we find are doing treatments when in fact they don’t need to do them, we decided to tell you all about it so you can save some cash.

Biggest one is “Global color” if your colouring then your hair should be slightly lighter on the ends and very rarely needs the color taken all the way through. It is not needed, causes more damage and waste of money.

Weekly “hair Spa’s” well sorry to say your better off trimming your hair, removes the split ends and should be done every 6 weeks. If your growing it cut less than an inch and it will still get longer, if you leave it then you will need to cut more off and won’t be healthy. Get the right cut, from the right salon and your blow drys are possibly not needed Saving you money there too.

Rebonding, smoothening etc well we don’t do these because we think they not only are a waste of money and ruin your hair, it makes you need hair spa treatments weekly because it’s that damaged. Work out a way to manage it, do a keratin treatment possibly.

With the extra money you have now, go buy something fun!

In search of a juicy mouth watering hair color?

From tine to time we get bored with things, it’s life and we all go through it could be your hair, work, your wardrobe, routine etc etc. when you think about color you are dying for something rich, juicy and expensive looking then it’s time to come in and have a consultation with us.

It’s one thing to want “brown” it’s another thing to want a rich caramel brown with light sun kissed baby lights.

The thing is we believe color is individual so we don’t fling out a color chart and ask you to choose, we talk to you and get you to describe it, we talk then show you some options.

Because we know hair color better than anyone!

The Art of Dry cutting from the king of dry cutting himself.

Yes it’s a sexy back, I know right but that’s not got nothing to do with what we want to talk about now, save that for another day. Dry cutting what is it, why do it and how is it done?

You may have seen someone cutting hair dry, you may have opted for not getting your hair washed and go straight for a cut but it’s more than likely not a dry cut so what is it?

We caught up with Rod the first to introduce “Dry Cutting technique” to India and asked him a few questions.

What is it?

You need to forget everything you thought you knew about getting your haircut and absorb the following. Getting your hair cut wet then hoping it sits perfect when it’s dry is the same as stitching a suit when the wool is wet, would be stupid right?

Imagine cutting the cloth wet and thinking you know how it’s going to sit dry, stitched and pressed….. it’s going to be hot and miss!

Partly cutting when the hair is wet is kind of more practical but the movement and intent of movement is created when the hair is dry, it’s about having the hair fall in its natural state and being able to manoeuvre and predict the flow to either encourage a certain shape or disrupt it is ART. Want more fullness, hair to kick out a certain way, more curl, less curl, flatter hair, more texture or just wash and go hair then that’s something only using this art technique can achieve.

Will you still need to blow dry it?

Some people think you can cut hair so it stands on its end, moves a certain way stays flat or full for days and will require no work or effort from you at all. It’s not that way at all, will it help ….100% it creates the framework for a wash and go hairstyle but if you want to be able to look like it’s Red Carpet ready hair then your expectations are a little off. It’s creating the right framework to support, encourage and direct the flow of movement for your hair style, texture and shape.

Ok we got it now, so basically it’s the only way you should cut hair in future if you want it to look good day in day in day out.

So who does dry cutting technique in India?

That I couldn’t tell you but will tell you that fairly possible we are the only ones using this trained technique. The only 3 people in the country doing it the way I learnt with the basics coming from Japan all work with us so yep.

So that’s that on the dry cutting it is as good as it sounds and if it’s something you think would suit you, your most likely right.

Give us a call 01141010011

When you shop for beautiful hair based just on price

When you want something done to your hair and think calling around to get the cheapest you may be in for a surprise. When it’s a service not a product and rely’s on skill of delivery there could be a miss in what your dreaming about. We see it a lot and whilst we are not the cheapest we certainly are not the most expensive. If you are buying a branded pair of shoes, call all the retailers on the planet and get the cheapest, the product is the same.

If you are shopping for a plastic surgeon, hairstylist, doctor or a dentist chances are that the quality is more important than the price. We suggest coming into the salon, telling us your dream hair and your budget and let us work out how we get there. Chances are we can move towards the direction of your goals the right way, maybe maybe not but at least you will get the right advice.

Never choose discount medicine or hair, if it’s on sale chances are there is something wrong with it.

How to grow healthy hair!

A lot of you think it’s a pill, an oil or some random secret that your grandmother passed down when in fact it’s fairly basic yet you may be doing it all wrong.

Healthy hair is not hard to get, in fact everyone can have it if you follow these steps.

  1. Trim your hair every 6-8 weeks
  2. Don’t abuse it with heat
  3. If you shampoo you must condition
  4. Use a leave in serum or moisturiser
  5. Don’t put oil on your hair or scalp
  6. No food scraps or home remedies just shampoo and conditioner every 1-2 days. Yes daily is ok.
  7. No excesses be chemical treatments, color etc

If you can do this then we promise in a few months you will love your hair like never before!

When you’ve got the latest everything but your hair looks 5 seasons old

Everyday retailers are spending millions of dollars to try to get your money, countless campaigns and images to make you think you need it!

You go shopping and come home with bags and bags yet still feel a craving for something. You may find that it’s just you wanting to be ahead of the game or it may be you don’t feel good, it’s said that changing your look increases your self esteem by over 73% ( not sure who got this figure lol ) but it’s true. A new look may be just the answer.

Dont waste money filling your wardrobe get a haircut!

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It’s about your feed

It’s not about your Instagram, it’s not about Facebook it’s about the food you feed your soul. Recently returning from Bali and seeing new sight, experiencing new culture, food and people it makes you realise how big the world is.

Have to be highlight was our trip to Nusa Penida and our stay at Villa Sungai, both breathtakingly beautiful. If you have not been to Bali it’s a must!

Is it time you started colouring your hair Guys?

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

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

 

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

If you love your friends, come get a blow out before heading out!

The weekend comes around far too quick and it’s here again so what does that mean?

If you love your mates, then come get a blow out so when they are holding your hair back they won’t feel so disgusted 😆

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When all you talk about is size!

Every single day, advertising use the terms, Biggest, fastest, certain number of outlets etc etc but have you ever wondered how this makes any difference to you?

Isn’t it better just to be the best rather than the fastest, cheapest or biggest?

We will grow but we will always maintain our vision and quality and that is by far the most important thing!

India’s coolest place to get your hair done

Now not blowing our own trumpet well I suppose we kind of are but we have to say judging by the cool people we know, it seems to be the trend that this salon is it!


So guys if your looking for a new haircut or just plain sick of the hair you have then it’s time to give us a call!!

We are in Meherchand market and parking is easy!

Open Sundays 11-6

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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!

Call 011 41010011

 

Photographer – Rod Anker

Model- Merrylin Boro

 

How to get natural curls

We have been asked this a LOT, its kind of one of those things that even after you are told it feels like you are missing something, like we are holding back one deep dark secret! There is a lot of hairstylists we have been told that over work the hair and create work making it look like its effortless ( which has the opposite effect! )

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Well the way we feel about the “Diffuser” pictured above being taken for a ride is more than love! Its the one tool that no matter what, can’t be replaced, it is basic and been around for years but brilliant!

Not an expensive tool, fits most hairdryers and once on disperses the heat and air to create a “soft blow” ( Pun intended! ) Using it slowly and gently to dry your hair, lightly scrunching and we mean lightly and ry it till your hair is about 80% dry then STOP!

Now, if you need a little help then bring your hairdryer and diffuser into the salon we will give you a one on one class on how to create beautiful natural texture that doesn’t look like overdone hair trying to be cool.

So before you start building up your “natural” look hair think twice about using product, possibly a serum but thats about it, remember the more product you use the more it will look simply messy and not have that natural texture to it!

 

Model-  Merrylin Boro

Hair – lol

Photo – Rod Anker

Choosing the right color for you!

We get asked a lot about what colors suits Indian skin and to be fair ( pardon the pun ) its kind of racist to even ask that in 2018, as if every single person of Indian origin ahs the same skin tone because…Hello they dont!

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Could we say its a certain color typically, well not again not really, its like going to WebMd and typing in how you are feeling and you will get anything from your dying and have 2 hours to live to you have a mild headache drink more water and have 35 tests.

If you are thinking about color and you want some free advice then drop in and see us, advice is free and we are happy to discuss hair with you anytime!

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!

 

Tired of shopping?

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


We are the coolest 😜✌🏻

Rod Anker Salons review

We get asked if it is just Rod doing hair, the answer is no. We have a team of stylists that all do hair, but keep in mind we do hair, we only do hair we are not a parlor, a beauty salon and not a place in mid west America serving beer by the bucket ( that’s a Saloon 😂 )


We have two floors in the centre of Meherchand market, beside Altitude Cafe.

If you haven’t experienced the fresh approach to hair and tired of the same old hair then it’s about time you came and visited us!
You can shout out to us on social media email or the old school way

Phone number 011-41010011

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The cost of being a dreamer

Growing up I recon I was fairly lucky, was always encouraged to dream big and whatever I wanted it was achievable, nothing can stop you! Now whilst that is encouraging as a child sooner or later you grow up and realise that life has a lot more depth and issues than simply just dreaming and doing whatever you want, bills come, life happens and before you know it, things become complicated…or do they?

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They say as a child your mind believes almost anything and your imagination is so powerful because you don’t have the life experience so you don’t stop your imagination from thinking you can do anything. Well sure as we grow up shit happens and you get the choice to believe it or wallow in petty and think ah well thats not for me! I guess its then when the real strength of your dream and passion will come into reality and if you want it bad enough, there will be nothing you won’t do to get it.

The issue is with a lot of people is after knocking on doors and being told no so many times you end up believing it isn’t going to work ( and maybe it won’t, but maybe it will ) and you give up, when the next door you could have knocked on could have been a yes but you stopped and gave up on your dreams.

There is no secret, its obvious, if you want something bad enough there will be nothing you won’t do to get it, work 20 hours a day 7 days a week if you have too, then once you are on your way, work 24 hours hours a day to make sure it happens and you keep it! Never get complacent, always be grateful and help others reach their goals as well as this is when true power and success comes!

What looks best on your face

Getting the right shape beard is the key to loving your man scape and if you get it wrong it can add weight and make you look a little odd. Its super important you get the right shape beard to bring out the best look possible!

Rule of thumb is if you have a round face you can square it off with the shape of the beard, square face you need to soften it a little and round off the edges.
So before you take it for granted and just grown it without thought or care, thinking your a lumberjack.

Your beard is you manliness look after it and remember your beard oil.

Beard + Cut, get the right combo

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


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

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

The latest Color technique is landed, Color Blur and its Hot AF

You all like something new right and you’re probly bored of having boring bland hair? Well if you’re not then maybe now we have mentioned it you will be.


Color blur is a technique of merging multiple colors together to shine on the curls to bring it to life. It’s fresh, it’s current and it is hot!

Now how do you get it and how is it done is our thing and so you don’t end up trying to DIY we will stop right here as this is a process only for the pro’s but let’s just all agree that this hair color is not only Instagram ready it’s possibly going to give your friends major hair envy!
Book your appointment now

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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!

Guys, choose your haircut carefully!

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

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

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

 

Call us on 011 410  10011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In case you missed how to control your curly hair

We have been asked this a LOT, its kind of one of those things that even after you are told it feels like you are missing something, like we are holding back one deep dark secret! There is a lot of hairstylists we have been told that over work the hair and create work making it look like its effortless ( which has the opposite effect! )

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Well the way we feel about the “Diffuser” pictured above being taken for a ride is more than love! Its the one tool that no matter what, can’t be replaced, it is basic and been around for years but brilliant!

Not an expensive tool, fits most hairdryers and once on disperses the heat and air to create a “soft blow” ( Pun intended! ) Using it slowly and gently to dry your hair, lightly scrunching and we mean lightly and ry it till your hair is about 80% dry then STOP!

Now, if you need a little help then bring your hairdryer and diffuser into the salon we will give you a one on one class on how to create beautiful natural texture that doesn’t look like overdone hair trying to be cool.

So before you start building up your “natural” look hair think twice about using product, possibly a serum but thats about it, remember the more product you use the more it will look simply messy and not have that natural texture to it!

 

Model-  Merrylin Boro

Hair – lol

Photo – Rod Anker

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!

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

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

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


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

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!

Natural Texture Hair the easy way

We have been asked this a LOT, its kind of one of those things that even after you are told it feels like you are missing something, like we are holding back one deep dark secret! There is a lot of hairstylists we have been told that over work the hair and create work making it look like its effortless ( which has the opposite effect! )

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Well the way we feel about the “Diffuser” pictured above being taken for a ride is more than love! Its the one tool that no matter what, can’t be replaced, it is basic and been around for years but brilliant!

Not an expensive tool, fits most hairdryers and once on disperses the heat and air to create a “soft blow” ( Pun intended! ) Using it slowly and gently to dry your hair, lightly scrunching and we mean lightly and ry it till your hair is about 80% dry then STOP!

Now, if you need a little help then bring your hairdryer and diffuser into the salon we will give you a one on one class on how to create beautiful natural texture that doesn’t look like overdone hair trying to be cool.

So before you start building up your “natural” look hair think twice about using product, possibly a serum but thats about it, remember the more product you use the more it will look simply messy and not have that natural texture to it!

 

Model-  Merrylin Boro

Hair – lol

Photo – Rod Anker

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!

Call 011 41010011

 

Photographer – Rod Anker

Model- Merrylin Boro

 

Your Instagram is cool but you’re as basic as a Parle G biscuit

We are at an stage we’re more effort is put into having the coolest images on line and yet no effort into being cool or yourself. Brands say one thing yet they do another, people say they do this or that but in reality they only do that to get a Photo.


The craziest thing is that your personality and what you are putting out doesn’t match in fact not even close, it’s a complete miss match and everyone can see it. Let’s say you’re pro cutting edge and want everyone to think you push the boundaries yet in real life you’re a conformist. Doesn’t work and there is something odd and we can all see it.

No this isn’t about one person or one brand this epidemic effects a LOT and you have to assume it stems out of insecurity which is sad. We spend all our life trying to fit in yet we spend as much energy talking ourselves up saying we aren’t like the rest 😳

In an age of social media being the way it is, we have to spend more time reflecting the real you rather than trying to show one thing and acting another.

 

If you spent the same amount of time as you do selecting and editing your photos, on your life and work you would be a real rockstar!

It’s really boring and disappointing to meet someone who seems cool but is as basic as a Parle J biscuit

Take a look inside Rod Anker Salons in Meherchand market

We get asked if it is just Rod doing hair, the answer is no. We have a team of stylists that all do hair, but keep in mind we do hair, we only do hair we are not a parlor, a beauty salon and not a place in mid west America serving beer by the bucket ( that’s a Saloon 😂 )


We have two floors in the centre of Meherchand market, beside Altitude Cafe.

If you haven’t experienced the fresh approach to hair and tired of the same old hair then it’s about time you came and visited us!
You can shout out to us on social media email or the old school way

Phone number 011-41010011

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

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


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

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


Image via Lorenzo Plaatjies

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!

Perfect in its Imperfections

Trends come and go and when it comes to trying to get them at times its a little difficult, now about early to mid last year there was a movement to wear hair a lot more natural, messy if you prefer to call it but we like to call it lived in. Its fresh and there is a perfection in the imperfection, it sexy and its current.

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The reality is not to put so much effort into it, can you do it using tools the real answer is not really. This hair is done working with unwashed un blow dried hair and it is NOT DONE with heat tools!!!!

The trap that some make is overdoing it and pumping it full of product or over drying it and trying too hard, this look is best on clean unwashed hair with little product.

 

Maybe a little serum and a touch of spray but nothing else!

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

Not bending over backwards for you!

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

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

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

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

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

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

When you kinda want to sparkle but don’t know how

You have finally decided that you want a little sparkle, not sure if it involves 27 packets of glitter stickers or a color in your hair?


If it’s stickers, please see the above image, not hard basically just get your kit off and start sticking, don’t stop until you run out of stickers.

If it’s hair then pick up the phone and call us!

Color in a Salon vs Colour from the Shops

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

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

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

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

You have one in every colour yet you are still coloring your hair BLACK

So you are one of those people who love shoes, awesome! You buy the latest and it’s an obsession and you love it, in fact every tim you have lunch with your girlfriends they always comment…. great!

So why on EARTH are you still eating your hair the same way, year after year same color, same style!

If you eat this for breakfast, your hair will appear sexier

Its not rocket science but our bodies need to be our temples and what you put in you get out. imagine you constantly feed your mind negative thoughts, chances are fairly slim that you life with be super positive, if you eat junk food chances are your not going to be running at capacity right?

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So chances are if you started your day with this awesome looking monster you would have the best day possible and no matter what you would be looking at life in a more positive way!

Don’t let negative thoughts or actions change your mood or alter your personality, life should be awesome!

Mens haircuts that will get you looking fresh for 2018

Guys can be the most lazy species on the planet and while we know we have not been pushing you hard to change, last year you got into the taper and even though we nudged you to taper on you just couldn’t be bothered so 2018 our mission is going to be TAPER!

Its low maintenance and gets you through the 3-5 weeks between haircuts looking fresh so there is really no excuses to be lazy because this in fact will help you look good and be lazy at the same time!

Get something fresh its still January the year has just begun!

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So if you have been putting it off for the last few weeks, its time to get yourself into the salon guys!

 

When your hair looks more like a horse tail

You have been growing your hair since forever, you don’t know why but its just what people do no? Everyone said grow it long its sexy, now its longer than the question at the Government run banks and as lifeless as the service you will get once you wait.

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Sure if you are planning a photo shoot on a horse then all is well with the world, however its become too long and managing it is far from sexy or easy. You need to keep in mind creating a fresh look will be either bangs or a few layers, without changing the color there is not really many other options once the hair gets this long.

Things you need to be on the look out for are, keep the layers in proportion to the length or it will end up looking ratty ( is that a word even?)

Make sure to asses your options carefully and get the right advice so the outcome matches your expectations.

20 Men’s cuts from 2018 you must try

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

The Fade, possibly the biggest trend and still going strong 

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


The taper, tight!


Taper and a shaved surgical line


Fade crop with a box hairline 


The Mop top


The one length bowl 

These are our favourites!



Explain to me what you are waiting for again

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

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

Bored af? Here are 5 things to do right now!

Your thrill for the day is seeing your own reflection in the mirror naked and then it’s off to work to wait till lunchtime. After that’s it’s a countdown to go home eat watch Tv then bed! Sounds like you?

It’s time to change things up a little! Haircut vs new wardrobe? Haircut is cheaper and can wear it everyday without people thinking your homeless so it’s the perfect choice we think! Get on Pinterest or Instagram and get some inspiration and book your appointment now before life sucks the life out of you!

The thing that can’t be replaced easily

We just want to point out some obvious facts about Dolls and you can draw your own line to connect it to us and what we do!

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You can replace an arm or leg, get new clothes for it, shoes also, can color over the face and make it a different color.

You can’t replace the hair!

Tired of the same shit!

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

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

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

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

Is your color washing out?

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

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

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

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

It might be a cool haircut, but not on you

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

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

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

 

Call us on 011 410  10011

Since when is your Kitchen an option for hair care

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

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

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

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

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

You believe what you are told

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

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

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

Are you wasting money on hair products

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

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

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

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

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

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This is who we are

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

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

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

 

Give us a call on 011 410 100 1

Should it be curly or straight

Well they all say Keratin or rebonding so what should you do? Choose the right thing for you and your hair!

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Well prevention is far better than cure, so a few things you can do now to prevent being a walking hair disaster once it’s raining everyday.

  • Don’t underestimate regular trims, every 6-8 weeks regardless. This removes split ends and keeps the ends in the best possible condition.
  • Always use conditioner, a leave in serum daily. This will keep the cuticle closed and prevent moisture getting inside the hair structure and creating unwanted frizz.
  • If it gets wet, dry it as quickly as possible.
  • Keratin good or bad? Well depending on your hair condition and texture but it certainly helps relax the hair and prevent the monsoon frizz.

Remember that a little preparation will get you through these crappy months. Using the right products and making sure you are not overdoing anything, the condition is paramount, look after that and your halfway there.

 

Call us on 011 410 10011

If you eat this for breakfast, your hair will appear sexier

Its not rocket science but our bodies need to be our temples and what you put in you get out. imagine you constantly feed your mind negative thoughts, chances are fairly slim that you life with be super positive, if you eat junk food chances are your not going to be running at capacity right?

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So chances are if you started your day with this awesome looking monster you would have the best day possible and no matter what you would be looking at life in a more positive way!

Don’t let negative thoughts or actions change your mood or alter your personality, life should be awesome!

Home remedies to Stop hair fall

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

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

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

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

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Its Friday night, the second most sought after in terms of expectations for excitement for the week! No one should screw with it right but after a week of hell in the office, pressure from family, bills etc etc the last thing you could be bothered with is going out and putting on a. happy face!

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You would much prefer to go home, collapse in bed fully dressed with your makeup on and possibly wake up at some stage over the weekend feeling refreshed. Apparently studies show that getting your hair done makes you feel 68% more rested and relaxed, well who believes these studies anyway right? Like how on earth does anyone get 68% figure out of it, not like we disagree in fact we agree with it but just saying.

Why not head to the salon and get a blow out, look good feel good this weekend, don’t add anxiety to it and make sure you come to us

If you have to continually push it into place, alter it, shout at it, abuse it then you need to read this

There are times in life that no matter how much you wish it came naturally, it just doesn’t. Getting out of bed early on your weekend off to practising the downward dog, some things are just not meant to be!

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Doing your hair should not be one of those things, we believe that the cut we give you not only should sustain itself, you should be able to style it yourself with ease! If you can’t then there is a real problem, after all if you have to go to the salon to get a blow out to make your hair look good then what good is your hair serving you?

A few small tricks and hints is typically all it takes and as we do your hair we explain what and why we do certain things, this way you know firstly what we are doing but also in case you want to try it yourself then you can. After all true freedom is in knowledge and awe want you to be free!

Memberships now on sale

Everyone wants to feel special or loves a deal and there has been some interest lately in memberships to come visit our salon so we thought we would explain what our thoughts are about “Memberships”

Sure you may have to shell out a bulk amount to get your special membership rate for the next 3-6 or 12 months but I guess some people are attracted to a % discount more than anything else.

A lot of salons have membership and push it hard for you to buy into it, it gives you a good discount and I guess if your happy with it then good for you. We don’t offer Membership and it’s not because we don’t want to give you a cheaper haircut or take your money in advance it’s because we value what we do and value the quality of our work.

More often than not you will purchase a “membership” only to find out you really don’t want or like what’s on offer anyway, or even worst is the practise of using the value on services you don’t need just to try and recover the discount they gave you.

We believe it’s best to search for quality first then price as 90% of the time you will end up spending more fixing mistakes.

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Don’t you hate it when auto correct actually knows what your thinking 😜

Regardless of the headline we are actually referring to trying to go from point A to point Z with your hair as fast as you can. The only time you can do that is if you have long hair and want it short, cut it off and it’s done. If you want to go dark to light it takes time, effort and consideration to the structure of the hair. If you want healthy hair then you have to follow the process.

Be it a lap band to loose weight or bleaching your black hair to blonde you have consequences. If you don’t care about what happens then go right ahead and jump in and do whatever you want but promise there will always be consequences.

 

Salon makeover TV show searching for the next salon to transform

You may know of a salon that used to shine, it used to rock but it has for whatever reason been let to get a little “old” maybe the team have lost their mojo, maybe there are no systems?


It could be just a matter of a lick of paint or having someone fresh come in an help bring it all together. Well Rod Anker is on the hunt for a salon to transform!

Get the insight to one of India’s most wanted hairstylist and be mentored to be the best team you can be!
How to nominate a salon?

It’s free, all we need is 3 images of salon, inside 2 and one from outside with one paragraph why you want to be a part of this and what problems you are having. Salon must be in Delhi NCR

Email to – info@rodankersalons.com


Who wants a free iPhoneX? All you need to do is 

Since the majority of the time you have your head down looking at your phone there are several things to remember before buying an new IPhoneX.

  • Save time blow drying, just do the top as no one will see the rest.
  • If you have color regrowth is visible after 4-8 instagram posts depending on your level of self obsession.
  • Your hair needs washing every second Facebook check in.
  • Recharge your phone, check your hair, unless your the one with the charger strapped on 24/7 then every now and then open the camera and check it that way you dont have to look at anyone in the eye or interact in the real world.

Every now and then look up, the world you think you want, the one you tag others in, those moments you don’t even see are 4 feet away from you!

What’s app goes down 

I think it’s safe to say the only thing coming in the mail now are bills, online deliveries and letters from the government. Long gone are the days someone used to drop something in the mail to say hi or express how they felt, sometimes not in a good way lol 😂 
Now it’s a short blunt message on what’s app, the quickest reply without thought or often the other person doesn’t even read the message or will reply with “lol” or “k”.
Maybe instead of having random conversations with half of the planet on groups,  we learnt how to communicate with the people we care about.

No more “GM” or 😘🤤😩🙄😂😝🙏🏻👍🏻👇🏻🤘🏻✌🏻but words, that would be fun, that may be the thing that’s missing!

More options than KFC

You feel like a fish burger but want fries, a side salad and a refreshing drink? You can have short hair that is long and dark and light right?


When it comes to color we have more options than KFC and considering Mc Donald’s has all but closed here it’s important to keep things fresh!

If your looking for a hair color change then there is only really one option.

Phone 📞 ‭011-41010011‬

Stop complaining, your alive and it could always be worse

Some days will be filled with rainbows, unicorns and fairies and other days everyone on the planet will seem like they are going out of their way to just annoy the 💩 out of you.  Your too fat, your girlfriend doesn’t show you enough love, your boss is a mofo, your hair is too thin.

Well here are some friends who have it a whole lot worse just to help put things into perspective for you!


Take a breathe and appreciate what you have, love life! 

Facebook instagram aur gharwalo ka kaam to sambhal nahi raha…. girlfriend kaha se sambhalu

I don’t know about you but life is so full it’s hard to fit in those extra things let alone the basics.


You may have one, two, three or maybe more social media platforms which require time daily, maybe a blog ( lol we do but so do most ) then work, partner, family, life etc etc it’s just sometimes far too much! I’m some way I envy those people not on social media although I do think they must be slightly odd, like what would you talk to them about?

Imagine asking someone who has no idea about Instagram to do a boomerang lol I guess we all are the stupid ones now.  Or imagine trying to explain OOTD they would be like, wtf would you take a photo of yourself for?

I guess it’s a matter of making time for the things that are important, it’s no good saying you want to be a super success then saying you couldn’t fit it in. 

Secret to get healthy shinny hair

You have seen the amazing photos online, they advertise it, your so keen to get your dry dull hair looking healthy so how do you do it?


The reality you will think is so basic you will assume we are lying but it’s fact so here goes

  • Get regular trims, regardless of length or desired length your hair needs trimming every 6-8 weeks.
  • Do not overdo chemical treatments, yes keratin is a chemical.
  • Avoid heat tools as much as possible, once a week is ok.
  • Use a good quality shampoo and conditioner every day or every second day.
  • Use a heat protecting serum and/or a leave in conditioner every time you wash your hair.
  • Don’t overlap color, if you have regrowth then color just that, the idea to run the color through the ends is wrong, it only causes damage and your ends should be slightly lighter than the roots anyway to look natural.

Now if you do this we promise you your hair will start looking shinny and healthy in no time!

How to get your Selfie game on

Some people can do it effortlessly whilst others ( like us ) struggle like we are drowning in the middle of the ocean and it’s painful to watch.


Now I make sure you don’t have to end up covering your head because of bad hair get yourself into see us and we will teach you how to maintain it. 

Why people unfollow you

There is a constant chase of followers, could be for business or could be personal with the perception the more you have the better you are or more value you have. Obviously anyone who has spent more than 10 min on it knows that your content dictates your value then it’s about numbers. I don’t know how some people go from 0-10000 literally in a week and have the nerve to have in their bio ” for collabs email me” like really? 😂 

Good on you, not sure it’s that easy but I’m sure you will work it out sooner or later.
The main reason most people stop following be it on line or in real life is usually boredom, no one gets any joy out of hearing the same thing day in day out, seeing the same thing day in day out, eating the same food day in day out. It’s boring!
Best advice would be to keep things interesting and fun!

The race to go blonde

Once you have decided to go light you want it right now, no waiting, It needs to be done now!


The problem is your hair doesn’t feel the same, to get it to go from one point to another it has to be done in a way that both the condition and integrity of the hair as well as the desired color is achieved. If you lighten it up too fast the tone will change after a week or even a few days.  Look at it as transitioning the color during each season to be able to reach your goal by the next season.

It’s not a race, it’s a process. 

Choosing a salon is like “trick or treat”

When deciding where to get your hair done, there is so much noise about who is the best, who has a “deal” bla bla bla it’s hard to know who to trust and is almost like heading out trick or treating on Halloween 🎃

Merrylin Boro & Rod Anker after the Homegrown Halloween Party

 

So we decided to come back home and skip it, luckily for us we had some chocolate in the fridge!

Don’t be a Joker and get in and see us before doing anything.

Why Delhi girls…WHY

It’s not  just us, it’s a saying and let’s be honest there has to be a reason and we are here to explain it in the easiest way we know how so listen up!


Actually it’s more like gold, not the expensive one more like the imitation one. When your hair is dark it has the most red ( warm ) pigment, more than light brown hair. When you think about the color off your dreams is it yellow or gold? I doubt it, no one intentionally wants to look that bad 🙊

The reason

The problem is when your color is being done, it has been not lightened enough, the gold pigment needs to be removed in this process or no matter what you do it will show it’s ugly head if not immediately or in a week or so.

Now the second biggest issue is how the end result is finished off, if it’s toned again with a light color ( because the hairstylist just realised it wasn’t light enough and trying to fix it the wrong way)

Without getting into the technicalities of hair coloring understand a toner the way a lot of salons do then are a permanent color so by putting it on your entire head with lighten it all up making the hair that wants coloured gold and yellow.

Now this is not the only reason but considering the amount of people we see it’s the cause in 95% of the cases.

Don’t risk it and only trust a professional salon.  There is a reason we are named the best colorists in India

How to get the perfect hand job

Recent Studies revealed that if


Ok your dirty little monkey, glad you opened this because it’s nothing to do with what you thought it did!

Many hands make light work, or it’s not my job! Well you have to imagine what type of world we would live in if we didn’t wait for the person who was meant to do xyz and of capable we did it ourselves?! Wow how incredibly out of the box is that concept, not really actually. Try it at work today and pick up after yourself, do something that is not your job to do.

You have been listening to the wrong people

So recently we were told about several people that promoted DIY hair, no they were not hairdressers, actually nothing to do with hair, you know those people who are blessed at knowing everything.


How to do this or that and almost like an authority you almost think omg it must work, beautiful photos of fruit and veggies 🌶 you kinda get sucked in. Let’s face it we have all googled to find a cheap cure for something at some stage 😳.

Well when it’s hair and you’re on a budget best thing is to go too a professional salon tell them what your wanting and give them a budget, see what can be done, maybe nothing or maybe just maybe you will get close to your dream Hair the right way.  Maybe getting it done right the first time will save you money and time also.

Does a beard suit you? 

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


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

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

Home remedies for your hair to make it grow faster overnight!

Your grandmother sure knows how to make awesome food right, she told you things that all came true yet daily your eating carrots 🥕 and you still can see in the dark, you eat all the crusts and no curly hair ( other than the short ones ). So why did she lie?


Well not saying she was a liar 🤥 but am guessing she didn’t know any better, life as not the same as it is today, pollution wasn’t what it is and our lives were completely different. Whilst coloring and blow drying wasn’t even a thing you can only imagine what condition hair was in, maybe mashing up the contents of your fridge actually made you feel better who knows!

Well home remedies don’t work, rubbing food on your head or scalp is in fact possibly the fastest way to get a bacterial infection.

Always trust a professional salon and let your grandmother  keep telling you stories but know they are not cures more of a feel good kinda in a strange way.

How to not crash and burn on the dance floor 

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

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

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

20 Men’s cuts from 2017 you must try

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

The Fade, possibly the biggest trend and still going strong 

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


The taper, tight!


Taper and a shaved surgical line


Fade crop with a box hairline 


The Mop top


The one length bowl 

Thee are our favourites!



Thicker fuller hair in one sitting! 

You have all at one point or another asked for more fullness like it’s a magic pill or treatment you can take and suddenly your hair will look like “Cher” well here are some facts on how you can finally get your wish!


No you don’t need to toe a helium balloon to it and walk around looking stupid so relax and get your team and keep reading. 🍵

  • The length plays a big part of it, the longer the hair the more weight it has and can weigh it down. Ultimately if your hair is to your waist then you really are asking for a miracle an may be better asking for Zac Afron to deliver tonight’s butter chicken it’s probly more likely.
  • Products help but only in part, they are meant to support the cut and not capable to give you everything.
  • The condition of your hair plays big part.
  • Oil coats your hair, does nothing else and will weigh down your hair, so really don’t understand why your still doing it! See more
  • Hair Botox is real and we are the first in India to have mastered it check Hair Botox ®
  • The way it is cut, the technique and the method is what will change the way your hair behaves.  Cutting hair dry and knowing how to do “dry cutting” is two different things.

If “Hair Botox®” sounds like it would make you as happy as a fat kid in a candy store then give us a call ‭011-41010011‬

How to find love

We like to think we know a lot about, well most things but we don’t like to keep to ourselves after all if we did that then you wouldn’t know how much we know right? Put your tea down Shirley, listen up!

We know you have been looking for that sweet spot, that one little place that’s going to bring you more happiness than any other! It’s actually not hard to find once you know about it, you may kick yourself you didn’t know earlier but well your reading this so you found us. You don’t have to wait to get comfortable with us to tell us how to reach that sweet spot because we will actually ask lots of question to make sure we get it right the first time!


Call us ‭011-41010011‬

We do Hair Botox!

Want to get the ultimate selfie with the perfect lips and hair? Dying because you have less hair than your your younger sister, next door neighbor or cousin?


So how can you have thick bouncy AF hair that will change your life?

Well there are several ways we do it and it works really well, however don’t expect to have Hair to your knees and a death wish to have it sit 2 feet from your head, apart from the fact you will look like an idiot it’s just not realistic. The cut and the way it’s cut plays a big part in how your hair behaves ( kind of obvious but just reminding you )

Stacking layers to give you the most amount of bulk and fullness along with the right texturising in the right place will give you the best possible fullness.  We align layers in order to maxAmize the volume and give the appearance of fuller thicker hair!

Give us a call and get your hair Botox session.

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Concealer won’t hide your BS

We all have one of those friends or seen a commercial that claims if you use a certain product or use their product your life will be complete. We are the best, this product is unique etc etc 💤


Or your friend has verbal diarrhoea that clearly doesn’t remember the stories they told you 3 min back that contradicts the current story.

Well we don’t tell you 💩 in fact we have been told we are too honest, we spend a lot of time writing this nonsense to make sure you get it. No your life won’t be complete if you come to us, you will have better hair for sure, may or may not be able to fix a total mess but we will give you a plan too!

What to wear if you’re planning on playing strip poker this Diwali?

Prior preperation prevents poor performance as they say so let’s make sure since Diwali is a celebration in India that there is a lot of card parties, you are a little prepared. Not saying there will be strip poker but hey, stranger things have happened. Wouldn’t you be happier that you wore a few more layers? Yes I guess you would so keep reading or be the first one sitting in the buff.


Now since fashion week has just finished apparently layers are in ( yes thank God, since gym was obviously not high on my priority) so add a jacket or an extra shirt or 4. Unless of course you want to get naked and show off your assets then in that case just make sure you trim and have your love nest in order for the public viewing.

Whatever your doing have fun!

You want her to treat you like Jon Snow

You water your plants right? Well at least we hope you do!


Just like a bonsai your beard needs to be manipulated into the right shape, wait what you thought you just don’t shave it and boom 💥

No idiot! It needs to be looked after, just like your girl if you want her to stay after watching all seasons of Game of Thrones, you need to put in effort!

Call us ‭011-41010011‬

You have been doing beach waves wrong

If you have heard of beach waves chances are you asked for them at one stage or another and possibly the look was I point. As the name suggests your hair changes in texture when around the ocean sea air, the salt content adds texture and encourages hair to move and hence the loose wave effect.


Don’t be fooled, it’s not curl it’s a loose slightly random wave.

The entire idea of this look is that it’s not super neat, if you get it done and brush it out….. it’s not beach waves.

If you haven’t tried it yet then it’s about time you came to the salon that do it daily, we know how it’s done and are experts at it.

Instagram ready hair that actually works! Call ‭011-41010011‬

Be self sufficient it apparently is attractive!

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


Who would have thought right?

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

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

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Your hair is a reflection of your diet

It’s often thought that it needs to be complicated to be believed, could it be as simple as diet and sleep? You think things should be complicated and there are secrets only a specialist knows I guess. Well there are some but the basic foundation of healthy hair and healthy growth is diet.


Like a lot of things, the better quality goes in the better quality comes out, it’s not that hard to understand. If you’re living on junk food and lack 8 hours sleep a day don’t think going to a salon or doctor for any new treatment is going to do anything. It’s not.

You are what you eat!

What are you packing?

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

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

Now you need to take the following.

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

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

Something isn’t adding up

You can be searching on Tinder or looking for a hair salon chances are one or both have oversold themselves. Could be the Brad Pitt profile picture that gave it away or the fact that the headline said “ Best Deals”


Then when you’re sitting in a dodgy bar ordering watered down local wine wondering how you got there or walking out of the salon with Hair more fried than a KFC family pack. It’s only when things go wrong we all can look back and say you must have been stupid to believe it in the first place.

Do your research, check on line, check off line and understand if it’s too good to be true, chances are it’s not real.

Sorry you said Top Knots on guys is what?

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


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

When your hair is your outfit

Wear it with pride they said, long hair is sexy they said, short hair is not feminine they said.


What rubbish, they also didn’t tell you if you’re sitting on the potty your hair will end up falling in it, or when you do a hair flip it will possible suffocate the person behind you in the que did they.

Long hair can be sexy, short hair can be sexy it all depends on how you wear it and with your wearing it with the right attitude. You don’t have to fit in to look beautiful or sexy it’s an attitude and the way you carry yourself.

Looking for something fresh to do with your hair this season?

Fashion week is here again and the weathe is starting to cool down, all signs that you need to change things up a bit and get yourself a new look!


If your one of those self obsessed people that love wearing labels it’s time you started thinking about your hair! There is nothing more last season than Hair that is the same month after month, year after year.

Can be some small changes every 8 weeks eventually evolving into a new look but it should change.

If your stuck with what to do then come see us and discuss what options you have.

Call us ‭011-41010011‬

Why you need to choose the right Salon

Let’s be honest, life is about managing expectations from the moment you can remember what you think should happen and what actually happened is usually very different. Just think, a night out recently did it go the way you intended? Does your partner show you the same attention or affection? You go to the gym for a few months and expect to be ready for a marathon? It’s all relevant.


Now heading to the salon is not so different, you may be going because you look like a drowned rat, the color may need freshening up or you may be just a little flat and need a pick me up.  Whatever the reason it’s important that the hairdresser you go to can understand what it is you need. Will you know? Possibly not and that’s why a well trained hairstylist is part hairstylist and part therapist.

I think it’s important to know that it’s normal to have expectations and whilst some are achievable done are so far fetched as those luxury Instagram Travel posts.
Visit us and let us burst your bubble but let you leave with hot hair you love!

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Don’t bite off the hand that feeds you

Too many times we get a good thing and we don’t appreciate it, or do when it’s too late, after it’s gone!


We push it, want more, expect more and take for granted that thing will always be there. Well guess what it won’t be! Could be you forget who picks up after you until they stop doing it, your loved one who stops kissing you goodbye or your husband who never says thanks. The list is endless! Appreciate people, situations, diversity and opinion you only get one life!

If you’re wondering how this relates to hair, we get a lot of people who do every chemical treatment known to mankind done, wait till their hair is past repair then expect somewhat a miracle. Yes we are here and at times the last line of defence but you have to ask yourself, do you really need that service? Is it really worth the damage it may do? Do the pro’s outweigh the con’s and if they do they by all means go ahead. Your hair is made up of dead keratin and once the damage is done and you have crossed the line, there is not a lot that can be done other than cutting off the most damaged hair. Sure you want to keep it long possibly but if it looks like a wet rag, taking some off is the only option.

We may just well be the only hair salon in India that will not do something if it isn’t in your hair’s best interest no matter how much money you have or how many ways you ask, if it’s going to ruin your hair then then answer is no!

How to go light and still have beautiful healthy hair

Image via @refinery29

 

How can you lighten your hair ethically and keep the condition in check is a question most people struggle with the answer. The reality is if you are prepared to be patient then it’s possible but if you want to step out of work on a Friday night at 5 with black hair and walk back in Monday a soft beachy blonde then you are dillusional.

Now no matter what you have been told about additives that help maintain the integrity of the hair, there is still limitations you can not buy yourself out of. Hair is non descriminational nor does it care, the structure and it’s strength are the only thing that will get you blonde and keep the tone nothing else.

If you have been colouring it black since you saw your first grey hair and woke up and realised it looks fake ( about time ) then the transition from black to blonde will take you some time. By ” some time ” we are not meaning between 1-3pm on the Saturday after you wake up. It requires several sittings over several days or weeks depending on the way your hair reacts. 

The reality is whatever has gone on your hair will effect the process and the result and no amount of wishing will change it. We get asked if heat can be added because some salons add heat to speed it up.

When you add heat like this, it may speed it up however it swells the hair shaft and causes more damage as well as a result effected by the swelling of the hair, which in the days after the color will change. 

We suggest a in depth consultation about your desired goal and reality in result as well as timing . Once we have discussed possible results and we are all happy, then we proceed.

Phone 📱 us 01141010011 for a free consultation to see what magic you can create on the weekend!

What’s the right shape for your beard

Getting the right shape beard is the key to loving your man scape and if you get it wrong it can add weight and make you look a little odd.

Rule of thumb is if you have a round face you can square it off with the shape of the beard, square face you need to soften it a little and round off the edges.
So before you take it for granted and just grown it without thought or care, thinking your a lumberjack.

Your beard is you manliness look after it and remember you beard oil.

Your Instagram is cool but you’re as basic as a Parle G biscuit

We are at an stage we’re more effort is put into having the coolest images on line and yet no effort into being cool or yourself. Brands some one thing yet they do another, people say they do this or that but in reality they only do that to get a Photo.


The craziest thing is that your personality and what you are putting out doesn’t match in fact not even close, it’s a complete miss match and everyone can see it. Let’s say you’re pro cutting edge and want everyone to think you push the boundaries yet in real life you’re a conformist. Doesn’t work and there is something odd and we can all see it.

No this isn’t about one person or one brand this epidemic effects a LOT and you have to assume it stems out of insecurity which is sad. We spend all our life trying to fit in yet we spend as much energy talking ourselves up saying we aren’t like the rest 😳

In an age of social media being the way it is, we have to spend more time reflecting the real you rather than trying to show one thing and acting another.

It’s really boring and disappointing to meet someone who seems cool but is as basic as a Parle J biscuit

What it takes to get pretty boy hair

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


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

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

How to get the perfect grey hair color!

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

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

This is what he told us

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

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

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

How to get Sundays right

Like seriously do you know anyone who likes getting out of bed on a Sunday? Seriously?


If you woke up feeling like 👆🏼 looks then pick up the phone and call this number ‭011-41010011‬

We are open Sundays 11-6 to make sure that when Monday comes around you don’t scare the hell out of everyone turning up to work like this!

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

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


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

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

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

Rod Anker judges for Pantene & Vogue 

Pantene were on the search for the countries strongest hair for a get together with Priyanka Chopra and who else but our own main main Rod to help find the right heads of hair!


From Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai the finalists are now selected. There was vast variation in hair quality throughout the country but if I could offer everyone the same advice is regular trims every 6-8 weeks says Rod.


This removes any split ends that are appearing and will help you maintain length and condition.

What does it take to keep your girl like a princess

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


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

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

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

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

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

Hair is our focus

It’s not rocket science that when you concentrate on one thing, you get good at it compared to trying to be the best at everything and end up being average. We do hair, everything to do with it and it’s all we do, we are known for it and we are fairly good at it let’s just say that much.

Hair at Maison Margiela SS18 Paris

So if you want a hairstylist & Salon that focuses on your hair then you have landed on the right site, problem is you need to get your head into our salon.

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Look forward to seeing you soon 😜

Color Blur is going to give your girlfriends major hair envy! 

You all like something new right and you’re probly bored of having boring bland hair? Well if you’re not then maybe now we have mentioned it you will be.


Color blur is a technique of merging multiple colors together to shine on the curls to bring it to life. It’s fresh, it’s current and it is hot!

Now how do you get it and how is it done is our thing and so you don’t end up trying to DIY we will stop right here as this is a process only for the pro’s but let’s just all agree that this hair color is not only Instagram ready it’s possibly going to give your friends major hair envy!
Book your appointment now

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Looking for a Men’s hairdresser? 

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


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

Phone 📱 011-41010011

Hey little man it’s my hair! 

Well can’t really say we are impartial when it comes to hair, we like different because well that’s what we do, we have seen all kinds of hair and a lot looks the same after some point. What does excite us is when someone is so sure of who they are that no matter what someone will say they will do whatever they want.


It’s true some guys like to push there opinion on some woman and tell them what they like, as if it’s there right or something not sure. We say it’s your body do whatever makes you happy, if you want green hair then it’s green hair you must have, you want it short then cut it short.

Life is far too short to be trying to keep everyone else happy when at the end of the day the only person that really matters is you, if you make you happy you can make others happy but you have to be happy first.

10 times when getting it cheap is not the best idea 

First of all we focus on cutting hair, not coupons and we spend all of our free time training on becoming better at what we do. It’s no secret that we all like a bargain in fact for some it’s a sport, a way of life. For some things you can afford to be frugal and some things you just can not.


Now we are not saying be stupid or careless with your money because that would be silly, we are saying there is a time and place for everything.

For example if your buying a certain product, same brand & model then you can call around and get various prices but if your buying a service or skill you can not compare prices ever!

Let’s take a mens haircut which you could possible get for 30-40rp underneath the local tree 🌲 now you can spend this or if you had some extra cash you could end up spending 5-6,000rp with the difference being the end result, the finish, the ambience and the overall experience. Now if you’re buying Parle G biscuits and you buy them under a tree for 10rp or from a shop at 40rp then this makes no difference ( as long as storage and use by date is in order ) so this is a time you can bargain until you’re happy.

A service based product varies so much from place to place and by service we don’t mean just simply a nice looking place, it’s about having the right skills set to be able to deliver the promised service. So this can hardly be a sit at home on the phone calling around to get the cheapest price before booking yourself in. If this is your way of looking for the place to go It is not the smartest way to find quality at all.

Times you should not bargain

  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Plastic surgeon
  • Hairstylist 
  • Crematorium 
  • Buying medicine
  • Buying petrol
  • Defense attorney 
  • Laser hair removal
  • Tattoo parlour

So if you want the best try searching for the best rather than searching discount and you may be surprised that instead of having to spend twice as much to get something done then you will get it done right the first time, saving you both time and money.

Hollywood star Bradley Cooper gets his hair game at the Salon

Book me in at 4, promise not to be late!


Guys you think you’re new age and want to use the right creme’s to prevent ageing and have your product game strong so you look on fleek right?

Well there is no DIY hair solution other than a professional salon, you can’t give it a whirl then pick up the phone and call us it just won’t work out, promise you! So that being said if you want hair that is Hollywood ready it’s time to call us, yes weekends we are open and Sundays 11-6 so pick up the phone and we will hook a brother up!

Phone 📱 011-41010011

The hair coloring masters

When it comes to coloring your hair it must be a tailor made color not a “pick the number on the box” type service because it’s simply not. Some people will still ask “what number is that” which our standard answer is none of your business 😳


Getting the right color is about knowing what color you have currently, the overtone you want and the undertone you currently have. If you mixed paints at school and could manage hundreds of shades of brown from 2-3 colors then you may just have a basic understanding of color. Doesn’t make you a hairdresser and certainly doesn’t give you the skills to be coloring your hair but you get the basics.

What happens when your travelling can you get a box color then? No you can not this is not going to be a standard color, it’s 100% unique for you so it’s not a box color type solution.

So if you are after color then there is only one salon you choose, the salon that is as brilliant at getting the perfect neon faded pink to the most subtle natural ash brown hair we go this!

Phone 011-41010011

If you’re bald we are sorry 

Unless you have no hair then maybe it’s your hands that are rough 😱😂


If you are tired of hearing the same old insults about your current hair, it’s too flat, too dry, to faded, to damaged etc etc then it’s seriously time to change hair salons!

Your hair will thank you

Phone 011-41010011

We serve blueberry pancakes

Hump day is meant to be the hardest day of the week and once you get past it, it’s meant to get easier right?


I don’t know about you all but honestly I just want to Netflix, chill and pancake my way through this one!

If you’re having a crappy week come spend some time with us, no we don’t have pancakes, no we don’t have Netflix but we do have scissors and that could be fun 😜

Sorry the headline is balls we do have awesome coffee not your instant crap. Awesome hair good music and coffee

A tight fade with a built in partline

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


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

How many fingers do you use?

The moment you wake up you’re texting your friends, boss etc you’re on Facebook busy tagging your friends in funny AF memes like no generation has ever before.


It’s a fact that majority use two or 3 fingers only to text and can almost doing without looking. In the early 90’s workplaces around the world went into a frenzy with court cases of repetitive strain injury from a sudden influx of typing and now today typing is not only essential for work it is a form of communication for life.

From ordering food on line, booking a cab, inviting friends over or biking a flight you will surely be typing.

Physiotherapist’s recommended you use a soft round item to squeeze to elevate the muscle tension or build up or lactic acid.

Now you have a purpose to squeeze those bundles of fun

Fresh AF

There is so much going on in all our lives it’s honestly hard to keep up, boo sits down for a coffee date and barely gets eye contact looking at each other’s phones. We want to be connected so 1 hour off line causes some to get anxious. Work demands a 22 hour day as no one gives a toss about what is realistic, we all have an agenda, we all have selfish self serving addictions.

Fig & Maple

Yet no matter what we always make Sundays our day, sure there may be a bit of work thrown in but it’s always about being our day.

What habits are you feeding are they positive or negative?

Why choosing a salon that’s connected and active online is important 

Everyone has their own thoughts with social media or being active on it and why or if it’s even important. We think it’s one of the main key aspects you should all be looking for in your salon because I guess it only makes sense if your after new, fresh and current that that are new fresh and current.  If they are a little slow online we can only imagine what could happen on one of their chairs 🙊

So I guess the thing you need to ask yourself is, the salon you choose is it current or still living in the old school ways?

If you’re after the best in hair then it only makes sense that is by people who are up to date with the current, check out which salon is online and which ones are not then get yourself into the current one.
See you soon 😜

How to spoke a fake! 

We have all seen you unedited, in fact no one actually recognises the tuned up you, is it even you. With your long nails editing randomly in your phone while ordering your next decafe skinny latte.

Please for the love of God, stop uploading these hideous images which are meant to be used in moderation yet you think you can perform Caitlin Jenner type transformations without the surgery. You’re looking fake, we all love you but pls stop I really can’t keep seeing your images and I can’t hide you on Instagram or trust me I would hide you and lock that up.

Oh in case your reading this and thinking omg I have seen those people, I only use it a little. No I’m talking directly to you babe 😘
This is a community service announcement for all those people who think posting images looking like plastic vs an actual person 

Looking for a new hair color guys? 

With possibly the best colourists in the country the time has never been more right to change your hair!


Now this may not be your thing, but we can do subtle better than anyone else too and we don’t have to get you to cut coupons to get you in just google us, if you don’t trust us 😜

What are you waiting for?
Phone 📱 011-41010011

Want to go blonde?

Your hair has been as dark as the night since the day you were born and like all things grass is always greener on the other side of the fence and you want to be blonde!


Well you’re right, anything is possible after all Kim Kardashian did it so why not you right?

It can be done but there are a few things you should know before taking the plunge.

  • It is a lengthy process, certainly not a ” lunchbreak” kind of color. Depending on how your hair reacts and what we start with can take 6-8 hours or even 6-8 hours over 2-3 days. Yes it’s a process
  • Maintainence is little you really need to use a toning shampoo and conditioner. This helps maintain the tone as it can go brassy ( yellow/gold ) over the coming weeks.
  • If your hair has been coloured then even if the current result it looks the same from roots to ends bleaching over it can cause a lot of damage.
  • Regrowth, well depending on how dark you are but if your going blonde then even light brown looks black as it’s growing out. Expect a trip to the salon every 2-3 weeks for the regrowth. This won’t be as time consuming but still not a quick trip.

If all that hasn’t put you off then it’s time to go blonde I guess!

A home like Tarzan

Work and personal life has always been a struggle and we read all about balance but it’s about blurring the lines more than balancing we think. If you love what you do then it doesn’t feel like work right?


Now if it doesn’t feel like work and doesn’t look like work,chances are it will be the most positive space to be in ever!

This is how your home/  office should be to produce extra oxygen on turn filling up your space with “brain juice” that inspires and relaxes!

Getting the right hair & beard combination

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


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

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

Still looking for the strongest hair in India

Yesterday we were in Bangalore for Pantene & Vogue searching for the strongest hair in the country who will meet Priyanka Chopra.


Well in Bangalore there was a fair share of strong hair for sure but we must give some hints to keep your hair healthy.

  • Regular trims – every 6-8 weeks
  • Always use conditioner after shampoo
  • Don’t overdo chemical treatments.
  • Careful using heat tools

Simple on purpose 

Uncluttered and not overdone has more impact than trying to do a little this and that, at least we believe that.


Many people end up with a miss match of this and that and before you know it, your hair is a dogs breakfast. Remember the one easy fact, the more you do, the more it looks like you have done aka the more it can look forced.

We believe in keeping it simple.

Why your weekly hair spa is a waste of money

So you’ve destroyed your hair by doing every chemical treatment on the planet because, well because you were told it was needed now they tell you “Mam you need a weekly hair spa” then have the nerve to tell you if you buy 5 you get one free. Like oh we ruined it but to fix it we can save you some money 😫


Problem is if your hair is that fried no amount of treatments will bring it back to life. Prevention is the best treatment yet very few value the word NO when it comes to getting what you want. Now sure there are products that can artificially rebuild the structure of your hair to some extent and will most definately help but a hair spa? Nope it’s basically conditioner in a jar labelled “hair spa” which is a superficial product and won’t do anything much after you have walked out of the salon.

Some salons put you under a steamer, telling you it opens the cuticle and helps penetrate. What it does is swell the hair by heating it up causing the cuticle to feel smooth until the swelling goes down. Yep you think wow it feels better but in fact the next day after you wash it, it’s exactly the same.

Healthy hair is hair that has been looked after by proper applications of color, regular trims and good hair care regime. Just because a salon offers a treatment or service doesn’t mean you should do it.

The truth about your new bright color

No matter what you do or who you talk to, there is a common thread that there is a certain level of expectations not being met. Now this ranges from salary, sex life, boyfriend/girlfriend goals to hair color and travel. Can’t really help you with the rest but want you to be aware of the following.


We have social media flooded with images of hair color, some real most photoshopped to the verge of unrealistic with most clients thinking it’s fairly easy, when in fact it’s a 12-16 hour color job but they want to be booked in be finished before lunchtime on a Saturday. We have hairdressers photoshopping colors to enhance them, clients using 3-5 filters to get that wow factor to enhance their feed.

We recently had a client with coloured black hair, wanting to have “just a few white highlights” then once we explained the process and the time involved almost looked like we were lying 🤥 it’s not a color you just slap on and that too on black hair.

Some people want instant and have very little concern for healthy of hair, Maintainence or anything as long as you can get s few good photo’s for your feed. Coloring hair is not as simple as choosing a box in our magical back room and putting it in a bowel, it is based on your hair history, condition, target color and the texture & strength of your hair.

Asking your friend what color they used and doing the same will never work it’s completely different from person to person as every single head of hair is not only different but has been through different things so it has to be treated separately.

If your thinking of a color change and looking for something that’s going to “Pop” come in and discuss it first to see if it’s realistic and what would it involve not only to do but to maintain. After years training we kind of know how to do color and what’s involved in achieving the best.  We love talking hair and will always tell you fairly easily if your expectations are more like a Disney movie than reality.

Diwali parties are next month

The year seriously just vanished already working out Christmas plans and hearing all about Diwali cards parties it’s crazy!


If you take the time to plan this properly your hair will look bang on throughout. If it’s 5 weeks out and you want to look fresh AF then you need it done now then the week of all of your parties once more and you will look perfect!

How to make appointments without downloading our App

Soooooo many companies are making app’s in order to gain attention in the tech space yet don’t get the fundamental downside of anyone actually downloading let alone keeping it on their phone. We all have space issues with reports of some people taking photos on average of 30-70 per day it’s only going to be a few weeks before it’s a choice between Instagram, google maps or the useless app you got from a pizza joint or a hair salon.


We saved you the drama, we don’t have a “App” we have inbox on both Facebook as well as Instagram which you already have and possibly are not going to delete it anytime soon 🤓

We also have a phone which is kind of cool, it’s old school but it works too, choice is yours 😝

What happens when you wrap your hair up 

There is convenient then there is hatful sadly these two are the same thing so unless you want to improve your hair quality stop teasing g this now!

When you hit snooze you had no idea that it would cause your hair to break off or be pulled out, I guess it was more about sleeping for another 3-5 min cos your tired AF


When your hair goes from wet to dry it shrinks, so when you put your hair up and wrap a towel around you are stretching the hair tightly. Your hair dries slowly which make it get tighter, the hair pulls tighter and will snap at the weakest point. On top of all of this it’s been wrapped upside down in the complete opposite direction to how it will sit. No it won’t make it full it’s only putting undue pressure on the hair strands which will cause it to go frizzy, break and be dehydrated.

After the shower, pat dry with a towel and don’t shake it or put it up.

Sun protection for your hair

The sun although without it we would all die can cause damage for your hair and skin if exposed to too much, it can also change the color of your hair turning it the completely wrong shade so you need to make sure your products have UV protection as well as cover up when possible.

Now if your white you want to have some color so you may need to wear a hat the times your out, even if it’s for a short time the excessive heat causes the internal moisture of your hair to evaporate and dry up. If your still hung up using oil as a “natural” remedy for dry hair then keep reading!


Even though you wash out your oil ( which does nothing btw ) small molecules are left behind and over time build up. Oil + Sun heats up the hair drying it out faster and burning the oil onto your hair making it shinny yes, but burnt, damaged, rough and dry! Don’t do it!!!

Using fruit and vegetables the right way 

It’s not uncommon for us to be asked which food we should eat to make your hair grow faster, look healthier, shine etc etc and some so called experts will give you the most random new ” power fruit ” to make you rush off and buy it by the kilo.


The reality behind healthy hair is a balanced diet with the right amount of each food group. Sounds too easy though so it mustn’t be totally accurate there must be something else. Nope it’s really that simple, if your skipping one of the food groups because your a vegetarian then dose up of the loss with other fruits or vegetables 🥒 or nuts from the other groups!

Healthy hair can not be bought it happens when you are conscious about it, visit the salon frequently and don’t do things that endanger your hair health!

Looking for free hair advice

Information is easy to get but getting the right advice is not always the easiest especially now more than ever with brands so eager to dominate.


We are a multi branded salon that value’s facts and don’t rely on being incentivised rather finding the right solution for that particular head of hair. Now advice is free and always will be so don’t be scared to ask, consultations are something easy that you can do obligation free and no cost. A great way to see if you’re in safe hands with your hair right?

We won’t be naked or at the beach but will have coffee for you

Call us on 011-41010011

You wearing sports shoes doesn’t make you a runner, her wearing a see through top doesn’t make her easy!

I find it odd that some people think if a woman wears something transparent or a little exposing that all of a sudden she is saying she wants sex from you or anyone. That’s as stupid as a fat guy wearing gym gear thinks it’s going to make him ripped or suddenly fit!

You wear Nike running shoes does that mean your a marathon runner? You wear ripped jeans, are you suddenly blessed with a rockstar voice that can make you famous? You wear ripcurl ( a surf brand ) can you surf? You can buy a race car doesn’t mean your suddenly a formula one driver.

The answer is no you can’t do how on this planet does any guy think just because a girl/woman wear something she feels good in has anything related to her willingness to have sex? It is completely stupid!

Guys, please understand if a girl wants to wear clothes that she feels good in, be it sexy or just plain confident it has nothing to do with anything else other than her. It’s not your business, it isn’t saying anything it’s just clothes she likes to wear.

Respect her for her being a person who has a brain, personality and the same choices you do. Don’t be a wanker and judge, it will make you look like the biggest looser on planet earth!

Rod Anker Salons review 

Have you ever thought about reviews and wondered about them being legit? Well if you haven’t then you possibly should because it has been know that a few dodgy things going on, sit back and get ready to laugh your guts out!


So things like some salons writing bad reviews on other salons, writing good ones on there own 😂 yes on Facebook as well as other websites.

The best way to find out about a salon is 100% not the right way unless it’s a review from Vogue, Elle or Cosmo it’s really not worth wasting your time or risking your hair is it?

Reviews have changed just like a lot of things have, it’s the digital age so checking out s restaurant, salon or hotel is now all you need to do is go onto Instagram or Facebook and search hashtags it will make you second guess yourself or possibly satisfy your decision on where to get your hair done.

Getting a bad haircut although we all joke it’s 2 weeks between a good haircut and a bad haircut, the reality is complete opposite.

Check out our Rod Anker Salons Review and search away 🤓😜

If you’re day already needs a pick me up

So it’s the weekend and after last night all you really want to do is close the curtains and go back to bed. Sadly not an option for a lot of us but we can dream right, but I guess if we had that then we would end up complaining we were not busy.


If things went south last night and you want to feel FAF then you really have no option but to come get a blowout 💨

Call 011-41010011

It’s only about you and your color

Imagine you want your color done, maybe not pink but maybe also but just imagine your looking for a place to get it done. You want the best, you want a salon that is brilliant at colouring hair right?


You’re not looking for a one stop solution are you?

I think not, well we ONLY do hair, so it’s kind of obvious that when you are only doing one thing that one thing should be the best and that’s what we are about. It’s a choice as a brand that we made, we wanted to be known for being the best so that’s what we are!

If you are searching for a brilliant hair color then pick up the phone and get yourself in!

Phone 📱 011-41010011

The worst haircut for Indian Men

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

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

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


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

See 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻


Less tired looking and lost weight!

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

The IT girl cut of 2017

Every year, or season there is one signature cut that is it and 2017 this it it! The shag lob cut


2017 is about free flowing and undone, it’s about being you shamelessly without regret or explanation. Being you is more beautiful and sexy than any blowout you or any salon could possibly do.

To get this cut it’s about texture and whilst everyone doesn’t have this amount of curl, if your hair has some movement you can still work with it to create a similar shape.

Products to get this look are as sexy as the end result, sea salt spray serum and that’s it. Sure, if your not a natural IT girl then you probably not feel comfortable but if you want to stand out then maybe it’s time to evolve!

Get this look 011-41010011

Being connected isn’t about what your Uncle does

It’s still a common phrase “being connected” and most of the time it’s used we all know what it means. Daddy’s uncle works for xyz or whatever but in fact we couldn’t care less unless he wants to get a haircut.


Being connected to us is about being connected to what’s happening, who is doing what, who, where etc but not in a creepy way.

If your not following us on social media then it’s about time you did!

Rod Anker Salons Facebook
Rod Anker Salons Instagram
And now you can truly be connected

You woke up looking like Tarzan? 

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


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

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

Some hair facts 

With information so accessible it’s still a global mystery who some people still think some of these things work. We’re going to focus on washing your hair, rather than bombard you with all the right information in one go ok!


Some people say the more you wash it the more it falls out?

Absolutely false, nonsense and completely opposite in fact if you don’t wash your hair/scalp enough it can cause hair loss. 100% safe to shampoo daily.

I use an anti dandruff shampoo and if I try to stop using it my scalp becomes so dry why?

Easy, most so called dandruff shampoo is so full of harsh detergents that your scalp is over cleansed, removed from everything so the moment you stop and change shampoo your body which has been working faster to produce oil to combat the drying effects from the shampoo not almost overnight the dryness returns.  Kind of like a natural marketing trick to keep you hooked. Stop using it and for 2 weeks wash it daily and it will get better and your body will Adjust.

Natural oils good or bad?

Ok so this one we have heard it all, your body produces oil, sebum oil ( it’s not coconut or almond oil not olive oil ) now this is for no other reason than to create the right ph on your scalp,the perfect combination of oil ( sebaceous oil ) and water (perspiration). Is it good to have overly oily hair? NO Should you not wash it to get the oils to protect the hair? NO. The scalp needs daily shampooing especially in areas the temperature doesn’t go below 25-30 almost all year.

Oil attracts dust and dirt and it gets stuck to it, then the heat it becomes bacteria and now you have a itchy scalp. Most people who get an itchy scalp could be cured if they washed daily with the right shampoo but yet happy to keep scratching because either their mum or a blogger decided to promote their mothers ideas vs actual facts.

If you want a healthy scalp you need to know what is myth and what is real!

South Delhi Aunties please read 

We have spoken about it until we ran out of breathe, yet a lot of you have a “in one ear out the other” way of listening so we thought sooner or later it may stick but we should keep trying. Maybe we should just simply say your hair that big makes you look fat or your hair looks aweful but we decided not too name names.


Your face shape determines if full hair or “bounce” should be worn. Just because you life south of the city centre doesn’t mean you should be constantly kissing the air, have hair bigger than your farmhouse or be wearing it like a wig you bought at the export market.

For goodness sake people if you want saving fromlooking back at your perfectly hastaged photos and not wanting to barf up last nights dinner call us now I’m serious!

Help line open today 11-6

011-41010011

Searching for India’s strongest hair with Priyanka Chopra

The boss has been busy touring the country with Vogue & Pantene searching for the strongest hair. Travelling around India the team is looking for strong healthy hair.


When you’re looking for strong hair, it’s hair that isn’t over treated but yet has the basic elements of strength. Hair care has a lot to do with it along with how you have been taking care of it! Pantene are looking for the strongest heads of hair and the winners will be featured in a video with Priyanka Chopra.

Good luck girls and check into Vogue & Pantene for more info!

When your hair looks like burnt toast

Sometimes seeing a hair promotion or a sale at your favourite clothing store you end up buying something you simply don’t need, you’re human after all and 50% off just sounds so good. It’s been a hard week and somehow made you feel better right?

Wrong!

Hair is not a skirt you won’t wear and can hang it up safely and no think about again until you clean out your wardrobe, you will wake up one morning and realise you should not have done what you have done and most likely didn’t need to do it either!


What can you do after it’s ruined? Well not a lot but depending on how bad it is, there are treatments which help for sure but the only real way to remove split ends is by cutting them off and that is a fact!

Trust the one that says no, you can not push or sell services in a hair salon as much as you can push and sell drugs in a hospital. If you need it then it’s there, if you don’t you don’t. Sometimes it may be what you think you want but in fact be the worst thing you could do.

Trust professional salons only

What happens on holidays stays on holidays 

So you jumped through all the hoops, visa’s, tickets accommodation, time off work, getting the house and car sorted etc etc now it’s time to pack. By this point you could not be bothered but obviously you need to or you will be wearing the clothes your wearing the entire time or have to deal with the climate change and suffer!


Your hair should only need the basics and if your on holiday then your hair should look like it and you shouldn’t be searching salons to be getting your blow out, your on holidays! So here are the essentials you need to pack

  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Wide tooth comb
  • Leave in serum
  • Hair scrunchie and hair elastics.
  • Dry shampoo if your camping
  • Travel hairdryer.

Now all your wet products put the lids on and tape the lids closed. Place in a zip lock bag then inside a plastic bag and tie it up, no one wants that all over your clothes.

Remember what happens in a different zip code stays in that zip code, enjoy!

When you had a full head of hair

We all have selected memories and when we are 3-4 whatever our hair looks like we will hold onto that forever and tell people that’s what our hair is, be it black, curly, blonde or thick you will always have this hair as your baseline.


Sorry but this is not an indication of your hair, up too 14-18yrs old your hair is still changing however after that would possibly be more realistic than early. Some ( a large portion ) of children are born with thin hair, which will thicken up over the first 12-18 months it may start out curly and shortly after its cut go straight this is normal.

So sitting in the chair when your 40 saying I don’t know what happened I used to have curly hair ( when you were 3 ) is not a realistic comment.

Texture, density & color changes over time this is normal and is from many factors and 99.9% are out of your control.

High fade vs drop fade

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


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

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

Positive life

We are as much to blame for getting down to talking about work we thought it good to talk about goals and life. From all the people we have met, all the famous people, successful people, beautiful humans it’s clear that the people who stand out have one thing in common!


Belief in themselves, after all if you don’t believe in you who will.  Everyone on the planet is born with the same things, it’s what you do with it and what outlook on life you have that defines you.

How to grow out your black hair color

Bring the most commonly used colors, black or even dark brown is possibly the hardest to get out of your hair. If you have white hair the variation between the two colors makes the contrast even more difficult to hide or disguise.

To go cold turkey and simply not color it and let it grow out will not only leave you looking like your 10-15 years older than you are so that’s simply not an option unless you plan on moving to a remote location for the next 6-12 months.


Here is how you do it, we call it the reverse fade in and it makes the transition east and liveable so relax there is help.

Firstly you need to understand that a blanket ( total ) coverage needs to be Brocken up and you need to start getting the new white hair less covered, a little translucent so the contrast is not as much therefore freeing you up with time, saving you money and most of all not having to color your hair every 10-12 days!

For the next 3-4 colors they will be done 1/2 shade lighter and mixed slightly different so you don’t get a blanket coverage, it will mask but not cover like 85-90%.

After your 4th touch up we add highlights to the ends to break it up to try and remove the solidness of it. Then take the base color 2 shades lighter, this is when people will see the results. We keep doing this until the lighter growth is more than the darkness then remove some length and boom your lighter, more natural and have more freedom and not stuck into getting touch ups every 10 days unless it’s at the club on a Friday night 😝

Looking for the coolest place to get your hair done guys?

Now not blowing our own trumpet well I suppose we kind of are but we have to say judging by the cool people we know, it seems to be the trend that this salon is it!


So guys if your looking for a new haircut or just plain sick of the hair you have then it’s time to give us a call!!

We are in Meherchand market and parking is easy!

Open Sundays 11-6

011-41010011

Is making a mixed tape back?

Remember when you liked someone, you thought they were cute and you wanted them to love the music you liked, because you never for a minute people could have different tastes and you just wanted to be romantic and cool 😎


Well access to Music being what it is not only is a mixed tape not going to cut it, although it’s a cool thought if you can get your hands on both a cassette as well as a player ( other than you 😜) besides that guys understand considering a swipe left is all it takes now you really need to have your game ready and not rely on a mixed tape to get you over the line.

If you like our music in the salon and you will, let us know we can cut you a thumb drive ( see it’s not as cool ) or share our playlist.

Flasher on the loose

Gravity has set in and your hair is 100% white but you still want to have some fun with your hair?


Maybe it’s time for a little peek a boo color that can show people your personality rather than let them think you sit at home playing solitaire all day.

Color protection

It came & went in a few short puffs


Well there is hope and no it’s not medication it’s simply a change of approach to how your looking after it.

The basics have never been more important so here goes one more time!

  • Sulfate free shampoo, several brands have them and they bubble less but maintain color better by not stripping it.
  • Always condition, yes fine thick thin or massive hair. Condition.
  • Don’t use ANY OIL! yes none! It coats the hair, dehydrates and will pull color out.
  • Use a leave in moisturiser if your hair is dry or damaged.
  • Don’t over do it, if the ends don’t need color don’t do it! Global color is a once every 4-5 months thing if that!
  • Rebonding is terrible for your hair condition don’t do it.

Anything else? Always pack protection 😝

When no matter how hard you try to find it you just can’t locate the spot

You have searched in the dark, googled it, read every bloggers opinion ( and they have a lottt!) you asked your friends, you read all the magazines you could but yet no luck to find it! Siri keeps telling you not to ask such questions.

Are you set for a life of misery? Are you never going to experience that omfg feeling? Is the promise of tomorrow going to never happen?

No it’s ok chill out here it is

The spot to get awesome hair of course! Click on Rod Anker Salon for our location pin, which will be not such a mystery for hot hair now!

Your words say it but your actions don’t 

You know I’m right but when it comes to things like New Year’s Eve typically we all have the best expectations for the following year and promise ourselves to do XYZ yet several weeks or months later it’s the same old shit and nothing has changed. You’re sleeping past the alarm, skipping gym, work home balance has gone for a toss and you are no closer to that overseas trip than you were 12 months ago. You promised yourself so much yet it’s the same thing, why?


Well humans are lazy 👽 it’s a fact and we can find exudes for almost anything and pass the blame to almost anyone because we are creative 😂

Your hair needs Maintainence, every 6-8 weeks regardless of the length it needs trim or refreshing the color. If you plan it ahead of time chances are you will forget too even after a reminder call. Put it into your dairy, ever 6 weeks regardless.

You don’t appreciate most things until the day you can’t have them anymore, or they leave. Do t wait and think about it, plan it

When you’re no longer relevant

It’s kind of amusing that things have changed so fast it terms of what’s cool that you have some people trying to be cool and failing terribly #luxlife and all the other hashtags that will make you want to wet your pants. Why try and be someone your not? Why are they putting so much effort into being cool?

Via @taxcollection

It’s because in the space of 12 months the old school ways are now no longer relevant, the people who used to be opinion makers don’t get the new way people communicate, dress or talk. The trick here is about being authentic vs putting on a front, new age will not bother they are more comfortable being themselves vs keeping anyone happy other than themselves.

Be authentic, don’t lie to yourself and don’t wait another minute to take control of what you actually want.

How to get Independent hair

Well firstly Happy Independence day, we thought about it and pondered what to talk about then we thought no one really does everything themselves we all rely on someone else for something don’t we? You’re sitting in the ( what you call ) parlor getting your hair burnt to a crisp, with your hair smoking from the torture of inexperience yet you feel your in control.


Sadly your not, the fact that you think you are is a sign your hair will eventually and soon I suspect either self combust or simple fall off your head who knows.

Try learning true independence with your hair as far as blow drying it will make your life better and your hair will thank you.

Stop being lazy, it’s easy sure but it is ruining your hair

You are using your shampoo wrong, read this and change your life! 

So with a headline like that you are all going to have a fairly large expectation of the next few paragraphs which makes us a little nervous. We will try to make this life changing and sure that you’re not as dumb as we were told, well we 🙏🏻


You grew up with certain Habbits and no matter how many times companies will print it, you still don’t read it!

  • Wet hair and then squeeze out excessive moisture.
  • Empty a small amount of shampoo in your hand.
  • Work the shampoo onto both hands.
  • Massage it into yours scalp and then hair.
  • Massage for approx 1-1.5 min
  • Rinse well and repeat
  • Remove excessive moisture.
  • Apply amount of conditioner in your palm,work it into both hands.
  • Apply on ends working it up to mid lengths.

Now that’s not hard is it?

S & M….hair

What you do in the bedroom is your business and we certainly are not going to judge you.


But if you have to either plaster your hair down with hairspray or worst put rope on it to keep it looking good, then the chances are that you have not experienced your hair done right ✅

Cutting hair and wait this might be a surprise to some of you is a combination of art and science. It’s not a text book exam once you learn one cut you’re good to go, in fact every single head of hair is unique so it is learnt and perfected over a long time with extensive training.

Is the salon your going too, have this level of understanding? 

Naked taking a poop barbie 

Yep you met 12 months ago and each time spent at least an hour getting ready, choosing the perfect outfit, the right underwear, spraying perfume in all the right places and you ffwd 12 months and your here 😳


Sure it was a thrill at the start and now your super comfy, it’s not a bad thing in fact it’s that happy place everyone in the first stage wants but once you’re there you wonder what happened. It’s a case of the grass is always greener, guess what it’s not.

Imagine you get your hair cut into a FAF new style, you love it, you keep touching it, you take photos of it, you tell all your friends about it, you blow daily ( sorry had to add that in 😂), you only take it out when you’re looking on fleek. A few weeks later it’s up in a pony tail, only getting washed a few times a week and you let it air dry. Same right?

Well the two have one thing in common, we get used to it and once we have seen it a few times you take it for granted and seek a new thrill. That’s wrong, it’s not the thrill of change that needs to change it’s the way you look at it and the way it’s presented. Change things up, don’t get in a rut, keep altering things, grow, cut, go places and try new things constantly.

Sometimes the one thing we could spend all our life looking for is right in front of us.

Speaking out of experience even naked taking a poop this barbie is limited edition 😻

Pastel eyebrow porn

From the runways to well planned fashion editorials, colouring eyebrows is not a new thing. We have seen many times models bleaching them white so they look like they done have any or you doing yours black because it makes them look thicker.


But now there is pastel eyebrow porn, yeah we don’t see it becoming a trend that will be hitting the streets anytime soon but you never know.

We like to keep you up to date with what’s going on, often it’s nonsense but hey some days there is a lot and other days it’s like reporting a cat rescue story. That’s life

Our Pop up Braid bar opens Friday’s 12-7

Yes yes yes we know you have been dying to get in and it could not come at a better time with the humidity at its peak! Meherchand Market salon is where it is at!


Get yourself a 2-3 strand box braid  from 600rp and it takes about 10-12 min! WTF right 😀

Oh I want a 10 strand box braid we hear you saying, we ok then we can do that too, additional 150 per strand for the extra 7. Makes sense? If you have a certain request then give us a shout our Braid artist is the Bomb!!
Phone us 01141010011

Is your cheap & fast blow out causing damage to you hair?

When you’re planning your week, there is typically the last minute thing that comes up or simply your hair is not going to survive another 10 min let alone another night sleep and till tomorrow night. You have never been the one to do it yourself, your a princess 👸 and the most convenient salon is quick, 3 min from your house and always free besides the fact that it’s only 300rp.