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.

International Freehand hair colouring artists

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

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

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

What makes a haircut sexy?

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

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

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What’s the IT color this season

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

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

This is how!

Salted caramel melt

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

Hook ups call 01141010011

Stop Moaning Lisa

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

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

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

Why are you not replying?

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

Sorry I didn’t see your messages & calls.

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.

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!

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.

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 😜✌🏻

Could this be the haircut of 2018

Throughout time style changes and evolves and the beautiful thing is that it gets re worked to be current given life and the things that have changed, This Bob is everything, the length, the texture is beautifully feminine and easy to maintain so much so you need to do it now!

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Styling this is easy and we will show you various ways to wear it, could be worn smooth and straight although why would you or can be more natural soft and cool!

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!

This is your next haircut

Throughout time style changes and evolves and the beautiful thing is that it gets re worked to be current given life and the things that have changed, This Bob is everything, the length, the texture is beautifully feminine and easy to maintain so much so you need to do it now!

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Styling this is easy and we will show you various ways to wear it, could be worn smooth and straight although why would you or can be more natural soft and cool!

This is who we are

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

Via @Arsenic

 

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

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

 

Give us a call on 011 410 100 1

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

What is your hair saying about you?

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


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

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

Call 011-41010011

When 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

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.

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?

Why your color will wash out, the facts

You invest time and money on your hair so you must maintain it between salon visits to make sure it doesn’t wash out!

What are the causes of color fade and how can you prevent having a faded washed out color!

There are two basic principles why your color will fade,

  1. Condition
  2. Home hair care

Now they both have various factors to consider so here goes.

Condition

Could be you have tried to do something to your hair that it simply can’t take or should never have been done and now it’s damaged beyond repair. Once the cuticle is stripped from the hair there is no way to fix it other than scissors, certainly most color won’t hold and wash out super fast.

It could be you have rebonded over and over again and then coloured which was the last chemical your hair could take, could be your doing global color over and over again which is drying the hair out! Global color is not needed every time in fact not even recommended, should be ONLY done when you are changing the color.

Hair care 

What you do with it once you leave the salon will either keep the color the way it is meant to be or wash it out quicker than it took to get it done. Shampoo can completely wash out your color if it is not for your hair, you need a sulfate free shampoo and you must be using conditioner every time as this closes the cuticle hence protecting the color molecule from being exposed to the environment and fading.

If your hair is suitable a leave in serum and/or a leave in conditioner may also be needed.

Overnight success 

Something about reaching 200k followers on Facebook so I needed to share. After being hairdressing over 25 years, in 4 counties approx 50,000 heads of hair done directly by me, international celebrities, political leaders, Royal families, movie actors, television hosts, CEO’s of global companies, mums, dads and the occasional John Smith, 1350 posts on this site & another 300 on several others, countless “collaborations”, featured in magazines & television, hair for heads of state, prime ministers, Hollywood & Bollywood celebrities, billionaires and CEO’s of  global companies, several private charter trips for work, over 310 commercial  flights for work, a couple of private chartered flights for special clients, product endorsements, product training, seminars teaching  in many countries, countless hours on the backend doing whatever is needed, saying no to a crazy amount of things, saying yes to some whacky things that paid off, risking everything and coming to another country with nothing but a suitcase and a few hundred dollars. Meeting my soul mate and calling it home!


200k+ and verified not bad for someone who never wanted to be active on Facebook! Another 100k on Instagram and verified 😜 Thanks Merrylin who 4 years ago told me I should 😍

So yeah I guess you could say it has come easy, since I’m editing this on a Saturday night instead of heading out. Before you say someone else is lucky or has had it easy ask yourself and be honest if you do WHATEVER it takes and if the answer is yes then you need to start and stop pissing your life up against the wall!

Thanks everyone who bothers to read this nonsense.

If you have seen John please call 011-41010011

Last seen exiting a salon in Dehi, John was seen running towards the airport after his not so creative cut was complete. We spoke to the alleged hairstylist who tells us he entered the salon in a fantastic mood, very chirpy in fact. “We spoke about many things and I gave him something fresh and suiting his face” the hairstylist said. Once the service was complete John informed the staff he looked stupid, ” I look like some homeless Uncle” he shouted. The entire salon plus passers by all said ” No sir you are looking too good!”


Convinced this entire process was a scam to ruin his love life, John paid the 300rp and left saying he was heading to Meherchand market to get it fixed!

When we asked the accused Hairstylist why he made him look like a human box he replied ” he said medium trim this is medium trim shape”

All we can say at this point is we hope he can be located so this box 📦 can be fixed.

Community spokesperson for the Association for Cuts that make me look like a cardboard box ( CTMMLLAB ) said that this was a bad shape for his beard, he must be ashamed however he was inticed into the salon by somewhat misleading advertising. 

We will keep you updated on John.

 

Hanging with your crew, it’s Friday 

They say birds of a feather flock together, well believe it or not sometimes your mates don’t have cool hair.


If you love your friends you should treat them, we feed pigeons right and they end up crapping all over our clean cars so why not treat your mates!

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How to choose the right cut for your face shape 

You have all heard the term, you probably have a perception of what face shape you have but is it accurate is it?


Sometimes it’s better to seek professional opinion to make sure your getting it right, we all think we are doctors diagnosing our medical issues on webmd.com yet we really have no clue. If we took what we read as gospel we would all be next this time next week.

Search for the best, make an appointment and get yourself a consultation, it’s free after all.

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 😜✌🏻

To plug or not to plug

With technology being what it is there is always advances in medicine, beauty etc however some things just haven’t reached the point where it looks 100% natural.


Saying that I must say I have seen a few people who have travelled to the far ends of the planet and the workmanship in there transplants is amazing! Sure your hairstylist may be able to tell but no one else can.

Conclusion 

If you are thinking about doing it, research it until you are convinced you have found the right person to do it, it is permanent!

If your in the middle and haven’t made up your mind then maybe it’s not for you and shave it off after all most guys can get away with that!

Winner mind chatter

Funny that some people judge others, not really in fact I guess it’s normal. No one knows the reality, no one knows your journey except you, know that but also understand that’s the same with everyone else so we all should not be too fast to draw a conclusion!


There is no such thing as an overnight success, it’s tough, life is tough but you can’t change that And no amount of stressing about it is going to make it easier!

You and I get one life, it’s 24 hours in everyday, 7 days in a week and we all have creative minds when it comes to finding excuses but maybe not so much creativity when it comes to finding a way to fit extra things into your life.

I’m personally shocked after a recent trip that the mass, literally expect life to be handed to them, be it the government or society because they deserve it, after all they are victims. What a load of rubbish. I know for us, we work 7 days a week and at times till 1-2am starting again the following day at 8. We love it!

I guess people are just different and that’s the beauty of the world, some people are successful no matter what and others survive by the skin of there neck.

To be the best at anything or even the best version of yourself you must fill yourself up constantly, that comes from filling up the 24 hours in every day with things that help you grow. Don’t try to push people down, no matter who it is, in fact lift up as many as you can along the way. The more people you help grow, the more friends you have at the top.

Don’t let one little set back pull you down, I don’t and never will. You can throw anything at me but I will always win, always!

That should be your mind chatter! 

When you ask the wrong person for hair advice

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


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

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

Very badly

When you wanted highlights but became a zebra

Back in the 90’s way back there was a moment, a very very short space in time, you could even call it a speck. Ok a speck in time, maybe even a glitch in the universe it was that small. Striped highlighted were cool.

They are not now!

Stop getting your hair done at the Zoo and give us a call. 🤡

When you don’t need to see anymore!

Omg I love your hair, no please don’t click on +6 you really don’t need to see more!


Yes you have to say something so be nice and give them our number!

011-41010011

Bronde melt

Tired of the usual colors and desperate for a change? Looking for something new? 


Imagine a color that is fresh but without your typical strips and the annoying regrowth! 

Bronde melt…..This is it! 

We use 1/2 shade lighter than your natural color with an ash tone and mix it up with our hidden placement of 3-4 shades lighter ombré technique finished off with a color wash to blend it all together!

Come talk to us and see what we can do for you to get you looking season fresh!

Two for the price of one!

We all love a deal, a discount or something free, it’s normal. But the reality is when it comes to certain things getting one free or getting extra is not so cool or desirable. 


We are the leaders in hair in India, we know what you need and don’t need so that’s why we don’t waste your time creating a “deal” you don’t need. You want beautiful hair, hair that people comment on, hair that looks constantly on fleek. Hair that is healthy, hair that works, easy to manage hair and have that you love. 

Then there is only one deal we will make with you, only one thing you need to do. 

Phone 📱 01141010011

Your dog has better hair than you!

Your bad to the bone 🍖 


I’m bad Dog


Snoop Dog Dog


Eminem Dog


Bob Marley My name Dog


I like it long Cher Dog


I hate humidity Dog


If I had hair Kanye Dog


Wet wet wet Dog

Whatever your style Dogs we go you’re back. 

Phone us 01141010011 🐶 

Is your hairstyle putting you in the wrong box?

First impressions count, some people will sum you up in a few short seconds of meeting, others have the brain IQ to judge you from your “online” life so what is your hair doing for you?


It could be holding back opportunities, meetings an invite for a wild night out or a job you have been dying for.  Don’t let your hair put you in a box! 

To find out how your hair should be speaking come see us. 

5 ways to grown healthy hair you can start now. 

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


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

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

Go it? Have a hair question ask us here

Not having black hair could save your life!

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


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

Choose your hair color only at professional salons. 

Black is not a natural color

You grew up thinking you had black hair, everyone told you it’s black, it looks black, chances are it’s not. 


When your colouring your hair to appear natural going with the color you were when you were 5,10 or even 15 is wrong. As we get older our hair changes color so whilst you may have been dark brown at 10 your 35 with some white hairs chances are it’s brown!

If you’re colouring your hair to cover the grey here are a few things to help get the best out of the time and longevity of the process. 

  • Always go 1/2 to 1 shade lighter than your natural color 
  • Add variation, a few highlights gives variation and therefore breaks up regrowth, giving you longer between colors. 
  • Don’t color the ends, ever! The ends should be lighter than the roots. 
  • Use a sulfate free shampoo and always conditioner. 
  • Try to add a variation each visit, shade change or add some fun to eliminate boredom. 

If you can manage a few of the above, you’re chances of having a color people comment on in a good way are far greater! 

DIY hair disasters 

So your the type of person who crashes at your friends place, always leaves your wallet at home & always look for the cheaper way to get things done. 


Now whilst we all hate you, because your constant cry poor nonsense and your constant buying of clothes, shoes and electronics ( yes we all noticed! ) you try mixing home remedies for your hair because you think it’s cheaper! 

Well the biggest problem with trying to duplicate experience when it comes to hair color or hair care is that hair depth, density, strength and porosity varies dramatically from person to person and then vary from month to month. With that being said a “home remedy” or a DIY today may work, tomorrow may be a total disaster. A harmless Color that your told is “natural” makes even the most mild bleech react and turn your hair to straw! 

I guess it’s only when things go terribly wrong, you realise that there may be more to this than your grandmothers remedies.  Before trying to do things yourself, always get professional advice from a professional salon. 

An important fact to remember, the home remedies done 100 years ago were done on hair that was exposed to far less than it is today. Pollution, chemicals in water, chemicals in food and the list goes on.  It’s a complete different world today that we are exposed too than it was 20,30,50 years ago. 

We are on sale!

Seems most of the country is having a sale, 50% off or end of season sale yet is that one or two new items in your wardrobe going to give you a fresh new look? 


We can already hear you say “yes it will!” But chances are within minutes of your squad seeing it the  shine will be gone and back in the wardrobe it will go. The sad reality is when you get something new that you love you can’t wear it daily or it risks looking like it’s the only thing you have!

Now a fresh new cut or color will have a longer WOW factor both externally to your crew as well as give you that “I feel great” feeling 24/7 no matter what you wear at a small portion of the outfit your eyeing off. Therefore it makes better sense to get yourself into the salon than heading to the mall this Monsoon!

The perfect Men’s cut this season 

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


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

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

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

Hair Expo Australia

Recently Rod was invited to Hair Expo Australia by Alfa Parf Australia to demonstrate his cutting on stage. 

@rod.anker on stage at Hair Expo

Hair Expo Australia is one of the Worlds most respected gathering of talent when it comes to hair. Teaming up with Edoardo Paludo who coloured all the models hair in his bespoke mother of pearl technique. 

Sharing his experience and journey, it was a honour to be part of the 4 days says Rod

Don’t cut it, create a change without loosing length 

Every 6 weeks you visit the salon in search of something fresh, something new almost like a miracle. Well we are but there are some things we can’t change based on facts.  


If you have endless restrictions yet want a change then you have to be honest with yourself and ask “with all these boundaries what dramatic can be done?”

Every hairdresser on the planet has heard the line

I want to keep the length, no layers, no bangs, no color but want something completely different. 

Now we are not saying your crazy but if you re read the above it should make you re think your sanity. The best way for change if you’re feeling like you don’t want to give anything up, is small changes each visit. Let some length go this visit, change the color slightly the next. Make it a evolution over a few visits to not only keep the excitement going but also keep yourself feeling safe. 

The naked truth about long AF hair

Now I’m sure some blokes love a girl  that’s so long that if you forget the rope to tie up the stuff in the Ute you could use a few metres from her hair. But do girls really like hair that could easily double as a bum warmer?

Now if you are a girl reading this, you would completely relate to removing the hair from you know where, hardly a nice task nor one we talk about. 

Go to the gym, do squats expose your butt and cut your hair!

Respect for all the times you had to dig deep and fish out the 100 odd hairs you loose every single day!✌🏻

Finally a pill to grow hair back! 

Scientists have discovered the cure for loosing our hair and a way to grow a full head of hair. It was last Friday a group of scientists in a small town approximately 15km outside Baldocia in northern Romania found the Gene that has been on the run since the dawn of time. 

Exhausted the Gene said to the scientists “it was fun running at first, but to be honest once we saw everyone just shaving there head well it just didn’t seem like people were willing to play anymore” Left a little disgruntled and angry over everyone’s loss in attitude it feels like playing hide and seek with your Auntie who is meant to be looking after you while your mum and dad go out but she is too busy swiping on tinder, said one of the Genes. A murmer and chuckle from the back of the group saying it was encouraging that some people were rubbing fruit, oil and even pulped onions on there head, it was as if they thought this shit would work 😂

Cornered and tired after centuries avoiding discovery the group of small genes with there over blown ego sat panting looking somewhat pale and exhausted. 


Police asked them what they were looking forward to most, they all said that a good shower and sulfate free shampoo was the first thing they wanted. 

Once we have more information we will share. 

Hairdressing can not be a pie graph 

Information is always part of the story, heart and passion can not be put into a graph and whilst your teacher loved to offer you examples in a pie graph or apples it will never ever be a real picture if your not doing it for the right reasons. 


We have seen pie graphs, that look like a cheap undercooked apple pie, a PDF that has more information in it than a arms treaty but still am yet to see actually passion for this craft. 

Maybe because the people doing it are in a race? Fastest, biggest, most this most that, not really sure what the motivation is to be in it other than to cash out who knows. 

Well we are not a bakery, we don’t bake pies, although if we did they would be colourful and you wouldn’t need to cover them in ketchup in order to eat them. But we don’t.  We do hair, our business is hair, our focus is hair, our education is hair and our drive is to be the best. 

Just amazing hair!

Sorry not sorry

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

Via @Arsenic

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

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

Fresh never goes on Sale

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

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


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

How to hold on to your boo

It’s late and it’s almost like it’s already fading away, it started intense so intense and you did everything to keep it that way. Everyone asked you about it, in fact people just looked and smiled with envy. 

You go back through your feed and remember when you were out together, so much fun. 


Don’t let your color boo wash down the drain!

If you use a sulfate free shampoo your color lasts longer!

Fact

Who wore it better?

Cannes 2017 and such beautiful clear skies and the red carpet is set and the who’s who of the film and entertainment industry all turned out and some pulled out the big guns and even got stylist’s and had planned months in advance. We personally loved Bella Hadid’s look and Rihanna looked hot!

When it comes to commentating on the red carpet we don’t typically do it although there was the odd misshap with hair, a gold ends with brown roots once put up in a bun looks two tone. Unless that’s the look your going for, someone should have stopped you, tripped you over or given you a hat. 

Now god love her,my grandmother who passed away at the ripe age of 96 used to make these dolls to hide toilet paper which, let’s be honest look perfectly fine in the toilet in fact some used to tie a little sachet of lavender on them to keep the room fresh! You will thank us one day for this info! 

We saw this and got thinking was the stylist having a creative block, it happens and the pressure is intense sitting on the toilet, there phone battery ran out and left with only a blank stare around the bathroom…… then boom inspiration hit!

Who wore it better? 


Who was your favorite?

Peek a boo Color flash

Guess what we are doing so much color that it’s crazy and want yo let you in on another new trend which we have been doing a lot lately. 


Peek a Boo color!

Doesn’t have to be bold or in your face in fact the options are endless. If you need to hide it, don’t worry our placement will make sure if you need to hide it better than Castro hid his loot, we can do it! 
Call us 011 41 0100 11

Flower garden out the back and a waterfall at the front yard

Hairdressers can be a little OTT and some like to show you they can create multiple looks ( sometimes on the one head ), hold several conversations and answers SMS messages all at the same time. 


Now while it’s inportant to have a garden out the back yard, it’s possibly  not that cool when it comes to your hair! 
Before you think what the hell I can’t decide between several styles, why not do them all, please think twice then slap yourself or get a good friend too. 

Perfect lighting, perfect color

Hair color looks different in different light, if you have ever got your color done then gone home only to realise it looks completely different!


Now you can’t walk around with coloured paper to make sure the reflects right so it’s best to check it out in soft daylight. We have a combination on warm and cool lights in the salon specifically for this, it’s creating the perfect balance for the exact color to be seen on your hair before you leave the salon. 

Sure it’s cheaper to use LED lights, hence a lot of salons use only these and it’s certainly better for the environment but it’s creating the exact mix that’s super important. 

Nutella hair color?

Imagine visiting a salon and trying to explain the color and end up using food as a reference, then once you say “Nutella brown” the hairstylist brings out a jar of this! 


Well one salon in Dubai ( possibly in the need for internet fame  who knows ) is actually claiming it works. Now before you go out and grab yourself some delicious chocolate 🍫 spread understand even if by any miracle it did stain the hair it would wash off faster than Donald Trumps hair would fly away with a slight breeze. 

Also good to note it’s a waste of perfectly awesome Nutella!

Monday morning coffee 

Morning coffee especially on a Monday is essential!


We hate instant premixed coffee unless we are on location shooting or it’s literally the only option. We get and serve freshly ground coffee from Steakhouse in Jor Bagh market south Delhi. 

Having you hair on fleek is only possible if we are fueled with caffeine. 

5 things we want you to stop

Hairdressers, typically get an insight into the life of the people sitting in the chair more than family and at times closer than husbands and wives. We listen, we talk and we connect, it’s a relationship that is hard to define at times. 


But make no mistake there are some things that make us want to pick you up and shake you until you stop doing them ( obviously the personal habbits aside ). 

The 5 things we want you to stop now! 

  1. Don’t make appointments and be so late then expect us to drop everything because your finally ready. Respect everyone’s time, 10 min is a lot when your appointment may be only 30min
  2. Bring in references we love them but don’t expect miracles in one sitting, at times it takes time for a transition.  
  3. Come in and talk with us about hair, ask loads of questions it honestly makes us happy. Come in and get a DIY on how to do it yourself and I assure you not only will your hair will regret it but you will when it costs you twice as much to fix it. 
  4. Don’t skip appointments your hair needs trimming every 6-8 weeks regardless of how long it is or how long you want to grow it. 
  5. Stop overdoing things and then expecting the best out of your hair, too much color, too many changes of color, too much heat styling and the list goes on. 

No this doesn’t mean we don’t love you it just means we have to be on the same page if it’s going to be a long term love that’s all. 

Fashion week hair

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


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

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

Rodarte

Etro

Maison Margiela

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

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

Phone 📱 011-41010011

Keep it simple, don’t overdo it

New season hair trends 

Fashion week is doing the rounds globally with every designer on the planet each season trying to reinvent and evolve. Hair is exactly the same and it has its season to shine and then it’s done. 


So what’s new in hair I hear you asking? It’s kind of a loaded question as it is largely dependant on you, your hair and your comfort zone. Just because g-string bathers are in doesn’t mean it’s for everyone right?

What’s trending in hair

Balliage is still current but make sure it’s done seamlessly. Goal is a smooth transition of color and little to no lines. 

Solid colors or blocking is in, no not black that doesn’t count unless its clothes then always choose black!

Natural curl is big and has been for a while, we love it. Careful not to over do color or let anyone do keratin treatments plus color, this type of hair can not take such abuse it’s the #101 of curly hair. 

Bangs are big, the bigger the better, oversized, micro or bold. 

Beach waves or surf inspired waves are hot

Straight hair but not rebounded, this is so out!

So in short ( pardon the pun ) natural looking hair is big again and overdone is just not cool. Get yourself in and have a chat and see what changes we can do, big or small it makes a big difference in the end. 

When can’t even control your Tv

Your boss is a pain in the butt, your partner is annoying AF everyone at work bosses you around like your living in some communist regime!


Well chill out you don’t have to dictate to your hair to get it to behave and fall in line. In fact you shouldn’t have too and a few things to help you along the way are:

  1. Always get your hair done every 6-8 weeks. You can’t get it done every 3-4 months and expect  it to look fresh. 
  2. Shampoo and condition daily. Yes daily
  3. Don’t over process your hair, just because getting a keratin is cheap or on special, very few people actually need it!
  4. Oil on your hair? NO never. Oil weighs down your hair, coats the cuticle and evaporates the internal moisture. Leaving hair dry brittle and frizzy! It’s a myth doing oil massages. 
  5. Always condition and use  a serum, if you don’t then your hair will get tangled, dry out and split. 

Don’t try to control people, control your choices. 

If you know better please do it yourself!

Community announcement, if you want your hair a certain way and have a reference picture that’s great please show us! 


If you think you should tell us how to do it, please don’t as it will not end well for you at all!

We know hair better than anyone else, google DIY’s included. It’s great you know everyone and it’s great everyone says yes Mam, it seriously doesn’t concern us who you are all heads are equal. 

Don’t call us, we will call you!

Shopping for something fresh?

We have all been there, gone shopping with ten bucks in your hand looking for ingredients for a gourmet meal in the discount aisle!


The reality is your going to get basics or the stuff people don’t won’t or never would and you will end up on the phone ordering take out and spending more than the tenner anyway. 

Just like that it’s the same with hair, you think the brand of color is what makes it great? The skill in the hands and the understanding between you and the hairstylist determine if your service is done “on special ” or is Special. The reality is you get what you pay for. When are not the most expensive salon, we don’t claim to be the best although google helps convince us we know what we are doing it doesn’t go to our head. Often we get told it would have been cheaper to come get it done right the first time vs saving a tinny bit to start with, most of the time we end up suggesting to do less vs more. 

Hair is not bread, it doesn’t go on sale always go to a professional salon. 

Is your hair so F%* up you need weekly treatments?

So you listened to the hairstylist who said do this service, do that service. You went it weekly to get them to burnt it into place and you asked through the smoke each time, is my hair healthy?


Only to get a few months down the road to realize it was just about getting a sale and nothing to do with better hair at all! 

Sound familiar?

The reality is this, of your hair is Brocken off, fried, burnt and falling out in your hands you can do only two things

  • Olaplex, which will help contain the breakage to some extent but certainly not fix it completely. Weekly Olaplex treatments will help but not fix fried hair!
  • Cut off the damage, the only real cure to remove split, Brocken or fried hair and that’s a fact!

Linseed treatments by Alfa Parf Milano help rehydrate the internal structure of the hair and if your colouring your hair we suggest a monthly treatment but not more than that it’s pointless. 

Use a good shampoo and conditioner daily and a leave in serum and moisturiser and make sure the blow dry you get they are not burning your hair ( if the dryer is being pushed against the brush and sounds like it’s burning, most likely it is! )

Getting bangs could change your life!

So you have thought about it, possibly had one ( maybe the wrong one or a half hearted one ). Well now it’s getting warmer rather than have all this hair all over your face maybe it’s the perfect time to get banged up! 


This circa 80’s “side flick” is not as cool as it sounds unless your with your friends at the kitty party, it looks old and as cool as guys who wear there hair in top knots ( you all know that’s a no no !)

Totally on point, be it a solid bangs to a short micro one the choice is yours just do it!

Nudist beaches 

Running around on the beach with the sea air on your face, sand between your toes and the sunshine on your skin!  Oh yeah if it’s a nudist beach then you really should use protection, sunscreen that is. 

Live in the middle of the desert 🌵 and can’t get to the beach?

 There is always Sea Salt Spray by Label M to give you that beachy texture to make you feel like your beside the ocean and not at work or stuck someplace that sucks.  


Wrapping your hair in a towel or turbin is making you bald

Chances are in summer and winter you wash your hair and throw it up in a towel while your getting ready to remove the excess moisture and this could be ripping your hair out!

Whilst the act alone isn’t the cause it’s the behavior around it that causes the damage. We find a lot of people will use a towel on their head to dry it like they are moping a floor, rough and aggressive! This will agrevate the hair and cuticle making it frizzy.

So how are you meant to do it we hear you ask?

Well it’s fairly simple, shampoo and condition as normal, when the conditioner is in use a wide tooth comb, starting from the ends comb out any knots ( do NOT rough up the hair from this point onwards). Rinse gentle using the palm of your hands until all the conditioner is out, squeeze excess water out keeping the hair flat. Finish your business in the shower get out and lightly pat, yes PAT dry your hair, don’t rub it!

Add a water soluable serum then style as desired. There should be no pulling, rubbing or flipping that’s for cleaning the floor or making Hamburgers !

When your wardrobe, sex life and hair is plain vanilla  

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


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

A few things that could change things up!

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

Book yourself to get your hair done! 

Hair for you guys!

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


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

Yes you need too

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

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


This is a community service announcement! 

When you realize what half price actually means!

You know when your hard up and on a budget and let’s be honest we all have a budget, it just varies from person to person but we all have one. You search on line, see the cheapest, look at reviews assess and then go ahead and make the purchase only to find out that the only way they can produce the item or service at this “amazing” price is because there is some fundamental elements left out of the equation. 


From the surface or the right angle it may look the same but one you look properly it is not even close!

We don’t do coupons, we do awesome hair, we don’t dont do waxing, we don’t do make up, we don’t do facials, we don’t cut corners unless it’s your hair. So if your looking for good hair then please give us a call. 

Don’t let Valentine’s Day explode on your face 

Doesn’t matter what you think about that day, considering it’s an American thing and not really part of any other culture I guess it’s ok to ignore it or is it?


Hell no guys!

It’s not ok to make no effort! I’m all for equality but there are some things that us guys should be doing for the woman in our life no matter what they say!

Opening doors to buying flowers regardless of Valentine’s Day or not but considering it’s only a day away let’s start with that day, may be cliche but well who cares. 

Time for you guys to get your A game on!

We got Passion in the bag not coupons

So much money so little passion in building brands or companies that makes you wonder if tomorrow they will be around?


Starting anything generally comes from an idea, sometimes a random one or worst because someone said there is good money in it. Chances are most things will make money but if that is your primary focus it’s never going to happen. Having been hairdressing almost 30 years I have been told by so many during this time, forget money focus on quality and money will come. For the most part salons around the world are owned and run by hairdressers that get it, they have fire in there belly and passion to be the best. 

When it comes to building a brand, you can’t just create a very functional PDF and think to yourself, cool that’s what our brand stand for and that’s what we will do. Reality is no one that is part of the brand will either believe you or give a shit, most intelligent people see your copy paste mentality it’s kind of lame!

Culture of a brand comes from the people and without passion in the culture your just another salon doing the same old thing. Value isn’t about money, brand isn’t about me too, brand building is about passion and being the best version of you possible.  

Don’t get it, come see us and feel the difference up close because we are loving it?

Hair magicians 

You have got the perfect reference, taken a booking and got your hair done only to see it looks nothing like the photo you showed the hairstylist the next day and you have no idea why or how to change it!


It’s super important we all get on the same page, hairdressers are not magicians but a good hairstylist will teach you how to recreate the look that you leave the salon with so everyday you love the look. Obviously the cut is the foundation to it all, if that’s not right then no amount of product or blow drying will fix it so the cut is super important. 

What products?

Very rarely will your bathroom consist of the endless supply that a salon has so it’s important you speak to your stylist on which ones you have to have and which ones would be good to have, it may mean getting one this visit and the rest next time. You should know how to use it, how much to use of it. 

Before leaving the salon a good stylist will explain the how, when, why, why not, the how hot & how cold to which direction to blow the hair as well as styling options. 

Good luck & see you soon!

Pastel colors on Indian hair, alternative facts

So you’ve invested considerable time looking for the perfect color on Pinterest and now searching which salon to call before making the big step, let’s drop some not so “alternative facts” and help you sort through the nonsense that we heard you might be told! 


Understand a few things so you can leave the rest to a little common sense. The darker the hair the more it has to go through to get any light shade, the more you bleach it the more damage it can do. Hair is its gold yellow or red needs to be lighter to remove these undertones before being able to get the “mermaid” looking colors unless they too are red, yellow or orange. 

  • Depending on how dark your hair is, it can take 2-3 applications and up to 9 hours. 
  • May not be able to remove red, orange or yellow totally depends on your hair which in turn will effect end result 
  • Is more expensive than a regular color yes. Sometime a lot, 3-4 times. Anyone who offers this at a very cheap price or deal be suspicious 
  • Once you do the pastel shade over the blonde or lightened sections, understand it will fade fast, can stay for 10-15 washes or could last 1-3 months depending on hair quality after lightening. 
  • Will it make your hair fall out… no. If done incorrectly it could break but there are treatments to prevent this happening. 
  • Care and at home Maintainence? Sulfate free shampoo that won’t strip color. Pastel blondes may require a purple shampoo to maintain tone ( like kms blonde shampoo or clairol blonde available on line )
  • You can color it back close to your natural color yes however covering the color does not change the fact underneath its colored and could be damaged. Long term care is required. 

So the darker the hair the harder it is, the more work needed and the more upkeep.  Can it be done? Of course it can be but takes time and know how. 

They keep pushing it you keep swallowing it!

I don’t know when the day your average consumer will wake up and realise the utter crap some people shove down your mouth like it’s French fries 🍟


The sad reality is most dumb people believe it, the stupid Ines doing it and the stupid ones buying into it.  We see miracles that can make your hair silky in 10 minutes, the cheapest and the best this or that and yet no one wonders how? It’s called marketing if you were in 1980 but I guess thats another conversation, the cheaper faster best era where everyone claimed to be the best and the cheapest until the consumer got smarter and realised they wanted salons they could relate too and communication become more about reality than selling crap! 


Bar code standard talk is almost scripted and funnily I know people who teach scrips, this is a personal industry and words have to evolve organically. The only way that can happen is by education and not teaching scripts or standard one size fits all hairdressing.  

Words of wisdom, educate yourself and research salons not just browse a Facebook post it’s your hair. Personality sells

The best 5 hairstyles to try out for New Year’s Eve 

Well it’s less than a week to go before 2016 ends and we all welcome 2017 with open arms and bigger expectations than ever before! 

Here are a few looks to get you thinking about how to wear your hair this New Years Eve. 



Nothing more disappointing than missing out on a booking so pick up the phone and book yourself in now!

Color decoded

We all say words, that to us have a definite meaning based on our life and our experience. Your feelings or thoughts on those words and others is not correct or incorrect it’s simply different. Let us explain a few examples to make sure we are all on the same page because it’s super important that your hair stylist & you have a complete conversation around the words you use when we talk color. Someone who’s hair that is above the collar will have a certain picture in their mind what is short and if your hair is halfway down your back chances are your version of  short will not be the same. 

Let’s look at some variations of gold or copper


Now let’s look at some variations of red’s


So you can see when you are describing color there is many factors to consider, be it your filter of the word itself to the experience you & the stylist have had. Using images as a reference is the best way to explain your version making sure to have references of what you don’t like. 

Defining your idea of the color will help the hairstylist and you be able to achieve your goal. 

What is Jugaad hairstyling?

I call it ” rough enough is good enough” hairstyling. We rarely post country specific content but after seeing the Standard of “beach waves” to a simple Top Knot recently we feel the need to show you the difference, doing hair for editorials or shoots are a privelige that is typically earnt and not just a job, they tend to be chosen through budget constraints or even more sadly based on friendship. Stylists don’t see the difference between sleek and messy further than the looks that were relevant in the 90’s and think hair is like choosing the lunch menu and barely care how it will look since they hope the overall styling will out shine the crappy hair. No, this is not a attack rather a frustration that the Only way the overall imagery will grow and develop is if the right people are either chosen or at least trained. 

Producing beautiful images is a team effort and hairstylists are an important part of the process that can now not be overlooked, can turn your $5,000 shoot from backpage to cover easily.

Beach wave references


The version of beach waves achieved! 


This is the result! 

Let’s look at soft waves 

References


Results


 As an Industry let us try to set ourselves apart and become better! If you are a brand then you need to address the hair you want in your editorial rather than only adding it to your conversation on the day of the shoot. 

If your a stylist, know the difference and know who is capable of doing it and who isn’t, the overall image is your work so make sure you stand out!

If your a photographer, well hopefully you already agree and have the right people to work with. 


Hairdresser problems

So many authorities on everything that the only true test if you belong in a salon is the following. 

Your wardrobe is literally a rainbow of black 


Others call you crazy but you know the real term is gifted


You have heard of people going to salons and find it relaxing, you struggle to get someone to do your color and end up driving home to finish it. 


Your toilet stops involve texting, eating lunch, mixing color and uploading funny things online. 


When the hair iron becomes your go too fix. 


Your nails look like a shade of blue black literally every day. 


When you literally want to beat the crap out of someone who thinks they can share some secrets of hairdressing even after 20-30 years you never knew. 


When saying yes your hair looks natural is easier than saying sorry girl you look stupid!


When you get shown a photo like this and you tell them what’s involved, the cost and time and your told OMG that’s so expensive. 


When your client comes in like this not wanting layers, anything cut off length, no color, no bangs but I want it to look different and “nice” but everyone should notice it. 


When you want to replace the Tip Jar with this! 


You can tastes the difference in hairspray’s like your a critique.  


When your lunch has part of your last two clients in it. 

You got your what pierced?

No secret that you can get almost everything pierced and yes I mean everything! Doesn’t really matter if you like it or not because guess what, it’s gangster level 10. Well the latest obsession is braided Peircing which takes your cute cornrows up a level in anyone’s eyes!

So before you think you have to drop your pants or take your top off to show everyone you are a star studded gangster check these out!


5 hair cuts that are not your typical Mom cut’s

There are several ways your mind works when you book in for an appointment, it’s maintanence or complete boredom ( sometimes with hair, others with life ) either way getting a radical change whilst it’s sounds daring and fun can at times be a decision that literally has to grow out!

Here we have 5 variations of “the bob” that if done right will make you look like a MILF rather than a soccer Mum!



Now sure they are not pastel blue or mermaid-esk like but when styling they lend themselves to the less is best in terms of look and feel.

These styles best friend products are

  • Sea salt spray
  • Curl control creme
  • Linseed serum
  • Smooth blow out creme

Make sure you get a little tutorial from your hair stylist so you can re create the look yourself or you may end up going back to putting it up in a bun!

Hair fall facts dropped

You’ve blocked the drain in the shower and every time you sit to eat food their seems to be hair in it?


Sound like you?

Well it’s a common issue and most people still live in the dark about how much is too much and what’s normal when it comes to “hair fall” and a lot of haircare companies simply react to people’s concern and bring out a shampoo for “hair loss” instead of providing information.  Here are some facts!

  • Loosing 100-150 hairs per day is considered normal ( the longer it is the more it will look like)
  • Not washing your hair because you think it’s falling out will make matters worst
  • Substituting shampoo with dry shampoo is wrong, it will cause more problems. 
  • Hair fall is seasonal and hormonal driven. More falls out at the change of season 
  • Prolonged use of “anti dandruff” shampoo can in fact cause hair fall due to the quantity of harsh chemicals
  • Oil rubbed on your scalp will leave residue and add to problems not prevent them
  • Using a leave in serum after I condition will help will lunricating hair whilst combing hence less friction & less breakage
  • Breakage is not hair fall, you can not destroy your hair with doing chemical services, abuse it with heat and label the breakage as hair fall. 
  • Diet has a large role to play in hair fall
  • Stress has a large roll in hairfall 

A little common sense when it comes to hair fall and consulting a doctor if you feel it’s abnormal ( which if your reading this you most likely feel it’s extreme )

Beware as many companies and clinics are cashing in on your insecurities and will happily apply this and that telling you it is what you need.

Remember this;

  • A clean scalp
  • Condition always 
  • Balanced diet 
  • Regular trims
  • Don’t over process your hair, chemical burn and breakage is real

Arm yourself with a educated hairstylist that can help you sort out fact from fiction!

Treat your hair like you do your skin!

So before you read whatever you want into this let’s set aside some not so ground breaking facts. Doesn’t matter if your growing it or simply want good growth you need to have to plan for success in whatever you do. 

The basics of skin care is cleanse,tone & moisturise 

Obviously or maybe not so obviously, when your cleanse your hair you must condition ( which will close the cuticle ) or the internal moisture of the hair shaft will be liable to decrease causing breakage, split ends and color fading. Yes we heard the stories too that conditioner makes your hair fall out, but we had a little chuckle because it’s a myth!

Conditioner closes the cuticle and makes the outer surface of the hair smooth, reflecting light, protecting the structural integrity of the hair or in basic terms keeping it healthy. 

Steps to a healthy hair care regime


Shampoo

Choose a shampoo that looks after your problems, if it’s coloured the choose a shampoo to look after the color etc. Yes Sulfate free shampoo is always our preference as it is less harmful on the quality of the hair. We use and recommend Alfa Parf & Label M products. 

Conditioner 

You choose a conditioner based on the texture of your hair, regardless of the thickness all hair once it has been shampooed needs conditioning. If the conditioner your using makes it too limp your either using something too strong or possibly applying it on the wrong area, it’s for hair not scalp. 

Mask or a leave in conditioner

Now depending on the quality of your hair, you may need a mask which is typically more intense than a regular conditioner and again depending on condition but would be done once a week or fortnight at home. 

A leave in conditioner or a protein spray is or hair that is fine and limp, it replaces a typical conditioner and is used every time you shampoo. 

Serum, this is a leave in product and used when the cuticle is stubborn AF or your hair is always on the dry side. This is done in conjunction with everything else it doesn’t replace. 

So now you know what it takes to daily look after your hair, the more time you invest in getting the right products the less time and money you will need to spend in the salon. Make sure you trim regularly ( every 6-8 week ) regardlessly. 

The newest way to Color  is here!


Most of you who have ever searched YouTube a make up tutorial you will be familiar with the term “contouring” with make up, its the use of lighter and darker shades to to define or highlight areas of the face be it jaw line, cheek bones etc. This has now moved into assisting in creating the perfect color specifically for your face shape. Everyone has a different face shape and hair texture so its important when you are choosing what color you are going to do that you get the right advice, not just based on what’s in but also what would suit you best after a consultation from the experts.
Its about choosing light and dark tones in certain areas to create depth or shadow on the face and can completely change the way you look! If you are looking for a trend that is unique then look no further because this will not only be on point but bring out the best version of you possible.

 

Lets look at a few various face shapes so it makes it a little easier to understand how this will change the way you color your hair forever!

 

oval

When we look at an Oval face we have to expand it a little so it’s about creating lighter shades on the lower lengths and on the underneath of the sides and deeper or darker shades on the top to give the illusion of a slightly wider face

 

round

The goal here is to stretch out the look, so adding depth to the ends and lightening around the hairline will do exactly that and give you a more elongated look

square

Again it is about bringing proportion to the shape, accentuating the length and softening the lines using lighter and darker shades around the ears which adds interest and softness.

heart

Lightening around the jawline will soften the jawline and the lower section of the face, the top layers should be slightly lighter to take the eyes away from the width.

Its never about trying to be someone else, its only ever about trying to be the best version of you possible. If you are coloring your hair and if by chance its a block color then your doing it all wrong, naturally no one has the same color on every strand on their head from roots to ends, its incredibly artificial making hair contouring is the go to technique to either make you look naturally hot or over the top crazy ( the same thing can be done with bright colors be it pastel pink, reds, blues etc )

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