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. 

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When a group chat goes south

You add people to a group chat, cos basically your over asking 10 people “hey what’s the plan” and yet doing this means no one actually replies. 

Group chats are annoying and like hanging out with your crew 24/7 with no one taking control leaving you in the same position. 

Thinking of a pastel hair color? 

You’re Pinterest looks like your a cartoon character and all of your saved photos are of pastel hair but can’t decide what to do next?

Once you have decided to go pastel it’s then the final choice as to what color 

There is no science behind it, it’s more to do with what you like but a few things to keep in mind are. 

  • Don’t limit your options on first application by going red or violet as they are the hardest to remove. 
  • Pastel washed out colors are achievable but need to be done on a clean canvas. 
  • Some colors will grab or hold ridiculously well and others may leave you faster than your first girlfriend. 
  • Better the condition, better the longevity of color 

Happy colouring 

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. 

Yes we all noticed it’s a wig!

We got to put it out there, recently we saw a TV ad with possibly the worst wig known to mankind. Sure the model maybe didn’t agree to go bright pink or maybe production thought they could pick up a perfect wig at the corner store who knows. 


Moral of the story is

Yes all colors are possible on your hair, if your hair condition allows. 

No natural looking wigs rarely will be able to be fitted to everyone and certainly don’t allow for a last minute change holding on to MTV music video expectations. 

Plan plan plan 

Pastel colors can be done, they take time and effort to do and maintain. 

If you want a bright color wig, get on line and check which one fits your budget and do your research. 

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! 

The taper cut will change your life

Gone are the days of the square or rounded hairline that looks like it was drawn on with a ruler. Hello to the 40’s hair that is rocking men’s hairstyles now!


Yes it’s true some guys have a hairline that extends past there shoulders half way down there back and let’s just admit seeing that poke out of your shirt is hardly cool or sexy. 

A tapered hairline extends the life of your cut but up to 7-10 days keeping you look on point longer. It is tapering the skin into your hair, making it a seem less blend that looks clean, sorted and on trend. To make it even better, the area your grey may be showing, is cut short so it means you won’t see it for longer!

If you haven’t tried it, we seriously don’t know what you have been doing!

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We fix 499rp hair

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


We don’t fix trucks, we fix hair
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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. 

You think your only option is brown?

You may have grown up eating meat and two veg type food ( boring and a little basic ) or in India Dhal & rice. That doesn’t mean that there are not more options out there, because there are endless possibilities. 

Via @pinterest

Just like your wardrobe, although obviously any hairdresser will typically lean towards black, hair color options are far greater that a base color and a few highlights. It’s your blank canvas that expresses who you are and your personality. 

You don’t have to be outrageous or OTT it just has to be an extension of your personality. 

Why wait, give your hair salon a call and give your hair some color! 

What type of hot dog are you packing?

It’s a topic that most guys have had, could be with themselves a friend or a partner but it’s happened for sure!


Now just like these hot dogs, at the end of it all, for the sake of the argument they all taste the same. 

Now if your wanting to get your score card up apart from learning how to use your tools it may be time for you to look at your reflection and working on becoming an Urban guy with a few changes to your hair care regime. 

So guys if you think you could use a little help, in the later then give us a call 📱 01141010011

A girl is more worried about who you are and how you look more than what your packing. 🌭

7 ways to prevent frizz during monsoon 

Yep the rains have started, some may say a little early but it doesn’t matter they are here and your hair is going to start looking like Simba from Lion King 🦁 if you’re not game ready. 


There are a few things that can help we thought it best to share so you don’t end up looking like a crazy Freek!

  • Yes keratin can help, it’s not rebounding, it’s not a cure all but it does reduce frizz a lot if you have curly or frizzy hair it’s a great time to get it done now. 
  • Conditioner and we always say use it because it closes the cuticle and prevents moisture escaping or getting inside the hair and causing the frizz
  • A leave in serum, prevents moisture entering past the cuticle. 
  • Styling dust, whilst it’s designed to add volume by design soaks up moisture therefore helping prevent frizz
  • A light layer of hairspray regardless if you need it because this will help repel moisture. 
  • The right cut, it’s not a secret but if your hair is cut correctly for not only your face and lifestyle but also the texture. No matter what the situation it will survive.
  • Linseed treatments, we use Alfa Parf moisture to ensure the cuticle is closed tight and if it is, then less likely that frizz will happen. 

Keep in mind hair doesn’t have to be poker straight to look neat, nor does the curl need to be controlled, it’s about taming and working with what you have so you can look good no matter what the weather. 

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 

How to find the perfect reference for your new look?

Sometimes life has a way to give you exactly what you need and when an opportunity hits you in the face, you need to take it!


Caramel highlights ✔️

Beach waves ✔️

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When you’re looking for a thrill 

It’s true, at times life can go through ups and downs, times when everything is exciting and times when you fall asleep brushing your teeth. What is important that you don’t get “bored” with life rather the situation and spend all your energy to get out of that spot. Sure a quick thrill never hurt anyone but if you have seen it before it gets old, it’s the delivery that can change. 

So why on earth are we talking about flashers? Well people, we need to make sure we don’t get into a rut with out hair & look. It’s really easy once you have hair that works not to change it but often we go back to what we know vs doing something that is different. 

What we need to remember is that people tend not to see your internal changes, often saying “I know you” for the last 10 years yet you have changed so much yet you may look and sound the same.  If you look the same, chances are people will see you the same. It’s important to develop your look as well as your personality to make sure life is turning.  

Are you wearing your hair too big?

A very common request we get almost daily is ” make it big!” Now unlike your boyfriends labido when he was 17 it’s not that simple and isn’t for everyone. 


Different shaped faces, heads, bodies etc etc and big hair is NOT flattering on everyone, it just isn’t. In fact a lot of the time can make the person look like they have gained 5kg or you completely loose the face amoungst the bush of hair!

Face shape matters, puff or body is not like a side of fries 🍟 that you order regardless if you want or need it. Only go to a professional Salon. 

Your Cancerians star sign hair decoded

We all read star signs and at times anything could be written and we would be like, OMG that is so me!

But when it comes to hair and getting the perfect haircut we know people better than anyone. 

Here is what we know about cancerians that will make you realise that it’s time to change salons! 

How to choose the right way! 


You have given way too many chances to get it right, sure you thought that offering a step by step on your weekly blow out eventually would work yet guess what it hasn’t helped. 
You’re tired of turning up on time only to find your stylist cramming in everyone on planet earth before you. 

Over being told your hair is too this or that, seems like even tho they are in control of your hair nothing is good enough, it’s too long too short, too dry, too flat bla bla 

Sarcasm is your friend and your happy to be low key then it’s about time your dropped in. 

When you’re feeling like a portion of color

Admit it, you have at some point thought why not, why not have a little pastel color and yet you haven’t done it yet. 


So many decisions, do you go washed out, full blown mermaid, rainbow 🌈 or a solid hello how you doing fully Lit version. Well we can’t answer that only you can but let’s look at the next step if you do it then decide to change it. 

If you have natural color and no color in it then your options are almost endless, if you have been colouring your hair black for the past decade then your options are limited but you still have options. The best way to color hair is to ensure the integrity of the structure of the hair whilst achieving the desired color. If you leave it in the right state then changing each time is always going to be an achievable. 

There is always some things that need to be done in the salon and some things you should be doing at home to make sure your hair is in its optimal condition.  

How to tame your curly hair

Now Monsoon season is coming anyone with curl is already dreading it, a few drops of rain and your hair looks like a frizz ball so how can you fix it or better still how can you prevent it?

Image via Pinterest

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. 

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

Your daily dose of color 

Sometimes in life you need to add an element of color!

Image via Pinterest

When we talk technically about a cut, be it the structure or the way it creates the right shape for your face shape it’s about creating a look that is multi dimensional. To do that we have to use depth and tone using color. 

One of the most exciting and creative things that has happened in recent years is Neon colors ( yes they glow in the dark! ) Alfa Parf Milano, has a range of Neon colors that are amazing. Now before you say ” yeah I don’t think my boss would appreciate me coming in with glow in the dark hair” it’s doesn’t have to be a solid color. 

What is fantastic about this type of color is that the lasting power is second to none, lasting months without fading issues. 

Depending on your comfort levels and placement, it can be something that pops only when the hair moves or it can be as loud or creative as you like, basically a unicorn or a mermaid to a little hidden pop it’s up to you. 

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. 

When the fish has a better color than you!

No matter where you look you see color and it changes your perception of life when you see certain colors your mind reacts and feelings are born.  Blue skies create happy feelings, grey skies and you feel like curling up in bed all day. 


With that in mind, hair has to be an extension of your personality and whilst the cut it the foundation of it the color is what brings it all together to create the feeling. 

Doesn’t matter if your color goals are to be as loud as a My little pony doll or as subtle as playing a Led Zeplin song backwards it’s all possible. The only way you will get a color that not only matches your cut and face is if you have an in depth discussion with a professional and assess the options. 

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. 

You got your hair advice from the fruit guy?

Recently we heard of a woman who went to get a skin treatment from a dermatologist ( someone who studied skin ) and came out with the most obnoxiously wrong advice for her hair that involved home remedies and things that would send her hair for a complete toss! 


Sure the advice given possibly had the best intentions but wrong on every way. The problem here is it’s like asking a guy who sells fruit how to cook a steak, it’s not his job although he may suprise us all and know. He may even give you some home remedies to fight off a cold or give you a complete juice detox to cure diebeties or even cancer but let’s be honest it’s unlikely. 

If your serious about your hair, go to a professional salon, not someone who really isn’t qualified on hair. If you want skin advice we won’t give it to you, you want your makeup done we don’t do it. We do hair, we are trained in hair, not how to cook steak, home remedies on stain removal or how to stop your husband from snoring. 

We all like to hear the sound of our voice and maybe you just wanted to ask everyone you met, get as much opinion as possible then decide.  Well because it’s what we do we know our business better than others so if you have random questions don’t hesitate to drop us a line on email or social media. 

When you DIY or go to a One stop shop

Don’t know what you were taught as a child but we got drilled into us, do it right the first time. 

Maybe your parents vibe was get it cheaper, or do it yourself?


Whatever or whoever you want to blame right now if you look like this it’s kind of irrelevant. The fix now is get it to not look like a colouring in gone wrong by a 4 year old. 
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Stay seated while the seatbelt light is on

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

Via Instagram @boy.hill

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

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

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

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

We don’t talk anymore 

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

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

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

Save our planet 🌎 hair inspiration

A good hairstylist’s job is to extract information, perception and images out of your head. Analyse it and advise then recreate it. 


This is not a “choose from the menu” type service, job or business. It’s about communication, being able to relate to people after all no matter what a company advertises it’s only as good as the people delivering it. 

Hairdressers are a strange bunch ( we are, seriously 😳) we read into everything, think a lot and tend to like the sound of our own voices or those in our head at the least. The skill of consultation to be able to get inside someone’s mind is something that we learn over time and is the foundation of what we do. 

References certainly help, so if you stumble across something that inspires you save it and bring it in because it could be the inspo needed to create magic. 

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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. 

How to keep the love from expiring

When you get it right it can be euphoric, seems like all the stars aligned and everything on the planet works. The birds are singing, the sky is blue, it’s just bloody right, right?


But then 6 weeks goes by, no one is talking about how your hair is on fleek anymore, the color has faded and your feeling a little neglected. 

It’s ok sunshine, when we said we want to see you in 6 weeks we knew you would be feeling like this. 

Solution 

Always have a game plan for the next two visits to keep you excited with what your doing, could be growing out the bangs, going slightly lighter or shorter. Having a plan, with a date is always always going to have better chances of exceeding your expectations than randomly stumbling month to month then calling someone to fix it at the last minute! 

A plan, a prior booking and good advice you’re on your way to getting a steady stream of hair love ☔️

Careful who you listen too! 

Too often we hear about people getting some advice that is more like a quick fix to hair problems rather than a long term solution. Especially when it comes to colouring hair, doing it right can be a long process that requires time which some people don’t want to put in. If you think about it and add up the time and money you invest, it makes more sense to get it done right the first time. 


Now while pulling out a chart with color swatches seems like the norm, it’s more like a chemist DIY choosing a box to take home. We do not reccomend or advise on this type of discussion when it comes to color, everyone’s hair is different, your color history is different, all of this needs to be taken into consideration when your looking for color or advice. 

Hairdressing is an art and takes years to understand the science behind it. If you want perfection it may take longer, it may not also. It’s best to do some research on where to go, who to go too and then discuss it rather than getting random advice.

 After all it typically takes longer than 2 weeks to grow out a disaster! 

Men’s haircuts gone wrong

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


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

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

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

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

Read more about Face shapes

Yes we like nice smelling hair too Nicole

Nothing more off putting that someone with hair that smells, sure you say yours doesn’t smell. Fact is you won’t be able to smell it. You have just pulled it to your nose now haven’t you? 😭


While some are still doing home remedies of onion pulp or coconut oil or egg 😳 which all do nothing but create a breeding ground for bacteria on your scalp, your left with hair that has a certain 💩 smell. Yes you do.

Label M have released a hair perfume, yes you heard correctly it’s a perfume for your hair! Now hair absorbs the environment and with pollution the way it is and the smells we have to endure every day it’s kind of long overdue. It’s light, safe and long lasting. 

Unless you want to be one of those people that walks into the club with a cloud of “herbal strawberry 🍓 ” scent following you, get your hair perfume and be safe! 

Information is only part of the dish

It’s great to know how and why with things, it’s another to fully understand it through experience. The reality is a lot of people think they know more than others and even at times say they are the best, but who can actually say that?


Still in some parts of the education system it is still taught counting apples 🍎 rather than taking the “people” equation into consideration.  After all not matter what we are doing in some way or another it’s people we are doing it for or with so it’s important we factor feelings, emotions into it. 

Just like food, it always tastes better when you add a little something to it not just raw information. 

Education is the start, not arrogant understanding yet a humble hunger for more is what makes you a better person day in and day out. 

Mrs Palmer & her 5 daughters are taking care of business 

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

Via @sophiaamoruso

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

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

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

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

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

Your life, you decide how awesome it should be

Weekend comes to an end, strangely it happens same time every week FML. We all think, shit Monday again. The strange thing is, every time you say it you cement in your mind that Mondays are bad and in fact they are a brand new start. Like getting a ctrl alt delete on your work life and having a new start. 


Personally Monday’s I like, as it’s down to business but at a slower pace, you have had time to group your thoughts and get yourself charged and hopefully had a great sleep!

It’s attitude, change your attitude and your life changes. 

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!

Sunday the perfect day to get yourself refreshed

Sundays are like natures ctl alt delete where we spend the full 24hrs knowing we do not have to think about work ( unless your work Sundays in which case life really does suck )

A sleep in, breakfast in bed and take your time changing and showering sounds like a good day! A perfect day with loved ones is the best!


But what if you looked at things differently? Instead of thinking Sunday was a day to recover rather think of it as a day to refuel? Get inspired and recharge your batteries?

We open Sundays 11-6pm and can make sure that your putting your best foot forward from Monday. 

Get some clothes on & Call us we have awesome coffee ☕️ and of course hair 011-41010011

Men’s hair 2017

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

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

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


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

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

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

Phone 📱 011-41010011

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

Why washing every second day is wrong

It’s 40 degrees and your perspiring, your in and out of airconditioning. What does that dried up sweat 💦 do to your scalp?


Well let’s talk about it without trying to put you off your dinner for a week!

Perspiration is your bodies fluid, a salty substance excreted from your pores, left on your skin will dry and dry out the surface and change the PH level of your scalp. Now imagine dust and dirt being attracted to the moisture and sticking, so now you have dust, dirt, salty sweat sitting on your scalp breaking bacteria. 

You had a long day, work sucks and you really can’t be bothered washing it, after all it will take you another 30 min to dry it or even more embarrassing your cut sucks so much it has to be blow dried or you look like you spent 4 days riding around town in an auto rickshaw. 

Want to know more?

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Always shampoo your hair daily and always condition it! We use and reccomend Alfa Parf products

Not saying you’re Ugly but hope you saw the sign on the way home!

Friends are the ones that will tell you to your face, you look like 💩 


Now since telling you all your Ugly isn’t really the most positive message we could spread in our new marketing strategy, we decided to simply ask you the question and open up our phone lines! 
Operators are standing by

Phone ☎️ 011-41010011

When you were told it would fade

There are moments that a little fade is normal and expected, hair has the capacity at times to retain color if the condition is right and Maintainence is sorted. 


Then there are times when fading is not acceptable. Now with so many so called Beauty experts, beauty bloggers, mothers and grandmothers it’s hard to know who to listen too or who to trust and depending on who you ask or at what time as to the answer you get. 

We like to think of ourselves as experts and I guess studying for 4 years full time to call ourselves “Hairstylists” gives us the right to tell you what to believe. It’s not a gage of who knows best but if the color is meant to be done by hairstylists one would imagine that they know how it should be maintained? 

A few things to consider to prevent your color from fading 

  • The depth and longevity of your color is determined amoungst other factors varied on the condition and color your colouring over ( if it’s been bleeched white, you can not expect the hair to hold the same as natural hair for example )
  • Your shampoo has to change, SLS & Parabin free shampoo has been around for years, it’s not a fad nor are the benifits a myth. We use Alfa Parf which there range is SLS free
  • Never use OIL NEVER EVER! Coats your hair, heats up hair and causes it to become brittle and color will fade. 
  • Always condition!
  • Trim every 6-8 weeks
  • Don’t go over the ends every time (only when it needs it and that would be like once a year!)
  • Water quality & Chlorine from swimming plays a large part in it also so try to avoid hard water and pools or better still put it in a cap and use a little uv protection to help chemical absorbing. 

Got a problem with your color? Ask us anything we are happy to help. 

Give us a shout! 

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How to find the right hairdresser for you!

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


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

Well here is the quickest way

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Or use this checklist

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

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

Yes you need 3 servings a day

We get asked a lot and I mean a lot about diet and hair growth, some people have the best excuses why they eat the way they do and all are in your head! 

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A balanced diet enables your body to function the best way it was designed. Like all things, you need it in moderation so a few days of fruit doesn’t make up for the weeks without it as much as a weekend on the turps followed by a week of detox! 

Have it all, in moderation and make sure you cover the five food groups. 

How to get Mug shot hair on fleek

So you’ve been caught doing something illegal after a heavy night on the turps. No one is blaming you, we know he deserved it, with with you girl but your hair looks like you spent the night in the back of the taxi…… parked ( if you know what I mean )

A good cut would have allowed you to shake the nonsense out of it and most likely look ok but instead you got yourself possibly the worst mug shot, god help you the media doesn’t get hold of it or you will be reminded of that buy one get one free cut you got forever!

Come see us before the weekend because you never know when your going to get caught! 

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Awesome hair happens in Salons not under a tree

You may as well asked them to solve global warming and you thought creating a taper cut would be fairly basic yet sadly it’s not!


Guys it’s time that you realised that your hair is your outfit, you can not spend 5 min on it and expect to look like a GQ model. Having a reference picture and idea of how to style it is not left to celebrities or Bollywood it’s expected from you too!

The best way to get what you want and something  that not only suits but something you can manage and replicate you need to go to someone that “gets it”. 

  1. We do, come and see how we can change things for you

The download on how to keep yourself protected

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!

Grass is not greener!

If your born in one country, you possibly have grown up thinking fairer skin is better, if you gee up in another you possibly grew up thinking fair skin looks skin you need color. 


One half wants to be darker, the other half wants to be lighter!?!

Stop this nonsense!

I think we can safely say be happy with what you have! Using fairness cremé’s or having a “brightening facial ” have a potentially huge list of side effects, we don’t do it and suggest you never do. 

Because of consumers being fed with white skin “brightening” type campaigns it creates a need.  Let’s embrace ourselves because light skin gets burnt faster, blisters, marks and potentially get skin cancer faster. 

I’ve actually seen and I’m sure a few of you have in Wedding ads looking for bride or groom ” Must be Fair” these type of comments or requests are highly racist in the most raw form! 

Grass is not greener on the other side love yourself and others based on what’s beneath the skin not the color of it. 

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?

It all fits together like a jig saw puzzle

Getting the right look is a head to toe thing and is not judgemental other than the overall esthetic of how it all  works together as a total look. 

If you think your head is too big or your butt looks huge then maybe shaving it is not the answer, if you have eyes 👀 like goldfish then maybe you need long bangs. Everything plays a part in your look. 
But remember one thing, your you, your perfect the way you are and let no one tell you otherwise. It’s one thing to be aware of what your insecure about, it’s not cool to be obsessed about it. ✌🏻

When you ordered spicy and got boring

Expectations vs reality is offer a hard thing to match and when it comes to getting the hair exactly right it requires a lot of talk and understanding, to get inside your brain and see what your seeing. 


That’s why we always discuss it prior to doing anything else, some say it’s like getting the third degree from your mother after a late night out. We like to call it finding out all the details before we start. 

Like ordering a meal when your out, something that sounds amazing turns out to be as basic as the Aunt no one talks too. 

Your hair goal is often locked up in your head, the key is most likely in the and room, it’s our job to find it! 

When your hair is just not right

The thought that a haircut or color is like picking up a loaf of bread on your way home is still a reality in some parts of the world, yes it’s sad but some people have not experienced hair they love. 


I guess for these people they can’t understand it simply because  they have not experienced it. Hair is a complex medium that requires understanding of movement and reactions, it’s learnt over years not weeks or months. 
We all know someone who has had a hair disaster and simply won’t leave the house, this is typical side effect of someone who shops on price alone and doesn’t really care about the end result. Well not until the end result looks more like a wig in a horror movie anyway. 

Get 32% cooler by getting a haircut! 

Did you know that the recent studies done by the university of Hair-Heat & Technology in the Gobi desert discovered that getting a haircut will reduce your body temperature by up to 32% as well as increase your chances of a match on Tinder!


Now we are all for cooling down considering for the next 2-3 months the temperature is set to be between 40-50 degrees and only escape is in the wee hours of the morning. However if you work in an air conditioned space this can be one troublesome says Alaskan born Miki Yukon ( small river ) who always wears his polar bear jacket when I’m his office in CP. I often get the chills even in this temperature but recently got my haircut at the Meherchand market salon and since then have been too cold he says. 

Well Miki, we are standing by what we said, not everyone has an overly cooked AC and your lucky, for the rest of us, it’s a haircut and a fan!

Pop the hood let us check it out

By default we have become the Creators of colors and the go too salon to fix disasters. With the huge amount of variation of colors we do it’s a breaking ground for being creative and having a full understanding about color. 


If you have had a disaster or not in love with your color then it’s time you came in and let us check it out. We are not here to judge, simply listen and offer suggestions. 

When you know it’s time to visit the Salon

You woke up let’s just say feeling like crap, you make your way to the mirror and realise that no amount of dry shampoo or clips is going to make you look good!


Shower, because it will make you not smell homeless then make a booking to come see us. 
Rod Anker Salon phone number  011-41010011

We cut hair not prices

The world is reaching saturation point for a lot, sure you have areas being developed daily that simply did not exist yesterday because of the pace that the consumer patterns change based on the way life is changing. 


However there is one fact that remains when it comes to a service like hairdressing, it’s delivered and done by people, real humans and is a service. We are all unique and have completely different opinions of almost everything so it’s almost impossible to get the same thing from two different people. Or at the very least the exact same experience or result from two different salons. 

It’s training and experience as well as life experience, everyone is different. 

What is interesting is that some people shop for a salon based on just price with little thought that by cutting corners they will get the same thing as possibly a more expensive salon! You have some salons even not training thinking that price alone is all people care about, when in fact it’s quality & experience then price.

Do want to go to a salon that cuts hair not corners and puts all its energy on experience and result or a salon that only focuses on being cheap? 

Turn it down

Your sitting in the salon and remember seeing these old fashion hood dryers and read somewhere that it speeds things up? Well why don’t you have one?


In the day, these were used when we “set” the hair and it’s rarely thought of to speed up color but it’s the wrong way to use it! 

When you add heat your cuticle becomes swollen, which will cause it to be weakened. When using a bleach ( which is where most use heat) it lightens the hair faster by shrinking the gold molecules but once the swelling subsides the level of gold returns hence two or three days later you think its brassy. 

When you are colouring it can not be made to happen faster without consequences so it’s best to allow the right amount of time. 

Pop the Champagne

A year ago we opened our flagship salon in Meherchand market this week!


Anyone who has been in business knows nothing comes easy and it has had its ups and downs but we have to say we are overwhelmed with the response. “Choosing a quieter market where parking is easy and the vibe is Art meets culture, it was a perfect fit for our brand” says Rod. We are an established brand but finally finding our home took some time.  

With two floors, both dedicated to JUST HAIR, its a true Hair Salon that specialises in hair! We continue to be the leaders in the Industry, delivering up to the minute trends, techniques and advice that makes sure that not only you love your hair, that the hair industry grows to one day be on par Internationally. 

Lots of things in the pipeline for the next 12 months which is scary & super exciting and can’t wait to share it all with our friends & clients so stay tuned says co founder Merrylin Boro. 

Go drop in and speak to the guys & gals and talk hair and have a coffee on us 

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When your blonde hair looks yellow

So you have lightened up your hair now you look like a canary?


Lightening hair is NOT a DIY type of thing anyone should be trying, no matter how many YouTube video’s you watch everyone’s hair is completely different and it’s history unique. 

Now when it comes to getting the exact tone your after it completely depends on the level your hair is at, you have yellow hair and you want it ash grey, well you have to go lighter first and the combinations are endless. 

How do I keep it that color or will it fade?

Depending on the history of your hair, current condition, home hair care when it fades or if it fades. A toner masks certain colors you want and enhances others so there is more than one answer. Use a sulfate free shampoo, always always condition and if needed a blonde balm or “purple shampoo” to keep blondes clean and yellow free. 

Best way to make sure it’s the perfect tone is only visiting a professional salon! 
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Every day is Holi!

Color is such an amazing tool and gift and daily we take for granted. With hair the options are literally endless and just like any art, takes skill, practise and education in order to be able to understand and deliver colors that pop to colors that last. 


We all know what blue, red, green and yellow yet we all can not paint right? We may know what looks good but don’t know what it is or how to describe it or replicate it. 

Knowing color is and truly understanding it is learnt over years with hair, it is not a text book kind of learning rather a true understanding of what colors will work with what colors, undertones and the effect of hue and saturation. Then there is lightening and corrective color ( for those who continually do DIY or discount )

Vogue India named Rod the best colourist in India for a reason, come experience why. 

India answers to Justin Bieber list of demands

Justin Bieber obviously talented and clearly a little anxious about coming to India gives list of demands so he is in the right state of mind and to be honest we get it and to be fair it’s not that extreme. 

We caught up with his local Indian tour manager Ajit who was a little shocked about what the fuss was, said ” we have it totally sorted, belieb me each and everything has been taken care of”. 

He even replied with the following. 

Transport

“A rolls Royce and a jet to himself, two Volvo buses for his 120 member crew”

Reply

Mr Bieber, we have better we will provide you best transport. Swift dZire ( also known as Indian Rolls Royce ) better on mileage and easy parking. Volvo, what is this nonsense we can not put you in this, we have better, we have Tata bus and we will put red light on top, it will look fantastic and will go too fast. Relax. Jet, well we will give you Spice jet, better leg room and to be honest the food is too good, you can even buy things inflight no problem. 

Necessities 

You asked for a ping pong table, a PlayStation, IO hawk, a sofa set, a washing machine, refrigerator, cupboard and massage table. 

Reply

Belieb me we have nailed this. We will provide Carrom board, this is too good and if the power goes off ( which it will ) you can still play. Sofa’s are not good for your posture we will give you Gadda’s in each and every color so your room will look like a Maharaja’s palace. You are staying close to Dhobi-ghat your clothes have never looked so good. Refrigerator, We will give you not one but 5 matka’s which will keep your water too cold. Cupboard ok you got us here, we will give you. Massage table is in your room, just remove elephant ornament from the table. 

Stay

You want 2 five star hotels, rooms with purple carnations and no lily flowers
Reply

We always give you more, we provide 3 hotels for you, one 1 star and two 2 star ( total 5 star ) very close to metro and good for sightseeing. 

The walls are all painted purple too, which was original color so no paint fumes, you will love it. Views are too good. 

Lily’s we will only put them in the  toilet it is ok

Comfort 

You wanted yoga, candles and Insence sticks, dove body wash and lip balms. 

Reply

Oh you worry too much Bieber ji we have this, it is India we have each and everything. 

India is the home of Yoga, We even have a Yogi as a political leader and have national holiday for it, don’t you worry no need to get from Kerala. Incense sticks, we will be burning Gobar for you to make sure you get full Indian experience. Dove body wash, we will sign a endorsement with Dove sir and the photos we take in your bathroom will become a national ad campaign, you fame in the west will look like nothing compared to India! 

Decor

Have you been to Indian wedding? You know nothing, we have this so don’t you worry ok, a low key wedding has more people than your little get together concert and we don’t have to provide food so this is too easy!

Food

You want boiled vegetables and ranch sauce with some lettuce I don’t know what it is. 

Reply

We have Chotu with chetak 125cc he is at your disposal to get you anything you feel like, just need 45-90 min advance in Mumbai traffic is too bad. We also go one step further ( Indian hospitality ) we are setting up stand in your lobby with 24hr supply of Mumbai burger called Vada-Pav even Anthony bourdain thinks they are too tasty!

Backstage 

You are a super star and your list was too small so we do something special. We will give you

Thumbs up – warm not too cold

Water cold and room temperature ( because if it’s too cold it is not good for your health)

Parle-G biscuits – dip it in your chai, your welcome

Aloo bhujia

Samosa

Bread pakora

Chole bhature ( you will die this is too good) please eat before bed it can make you little sleepy

Sula wine which is better than any wine in the world, you will love it

Relax as we said normal india wedding we cater for 2-3,000 people your backstage team is hardly 200 this is nothing

Clothing

You want shirts and socks?

Your mother is not packing your case or what? What is this nonsense, this is not good Justine 

We have spoke to H&M ( this is foreigner brand you know ) they said they have clothing with your name on it, in case we lose you in crowd this is good idea no.  They are sending. 

More than one way to look at everything!

Well France recent move to elect a president that does not have a one sided view on life nor is an extremist makes us all live in hope. 

With everyone’s life now moving faster and expectations bigger than ever for not only now but for our futures we have to look at everything with both eyes open. 


What used to be ok to think a certain way, is now not good enough. What worked yesterday may not work today, what sounded awesome a in 2010 sounds basic in 2017. Everyone’s exposure to the rest of the world has risen and therefore expectations have done the same thing. 

We saw people shopping for hair based on price in the 80’s then on trend which moved to the cool factor, now it’s based on result and quality. Trends come trends go but if your not moving in any direction then you become irrelevant. 

Stop and look at how you can develop yourself, your brand, your circle of change. 

Healthy hair diet you will thank us for

To have healthy hair you need to do a few things and none of which you can swap or change. It’s not a bargaining thing it’s facts, you can not have a good diet and only sleep 3-4 hours a day and expect to be full of energy. Just like you can not skip gym 6 days a week and have a killer body, sadly it just doesn’t work like that. Healthy hair is a combination of what you do internally and how you treat your hair once it’s outside your body. 

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Hair once visible is not living matter so it’s incredibly susceptible to damage and must be treated with respect in order for it to be in best possible condition. 

We all want what we want, some want every chemical treatment available and yet wonder why it’s not silky smooth and healthy, well sometimes you can’t have your cake and eat it too. Healthy hair starts with you and your diet, a balanced diet that ensures your body is getting all the nutrients and fuel to be able to function and grow the best hair.

  Can you increase hair growth? Reality is no, sure some will say you can because we all want to hear it but truth is you can not. Hair grows marginally faster in summer vs winter that is a fact. 

If I’m growing it why should I trim it every 6 weeks?

May be obvious but in case you slept through that class, hair is dead, if you don’t remove the ends every 6-8 weeks then you will get split ends which will travel up your hair shaft and break off. Hence your hair will appear like it’s not growing or at times getting shorter.  If it grows on average 1.5 inches per month you can trim 1/2 inch every 6 weeks it’s still getting longer right?!

Can I rub fruit, oil or anything on it to make it grow faster?

Um no, if you have any idea how skin works, it’s not soil and your not growing tomatoes 🍅 compost on your scalp will only give you a bacteria infection and do absolutely nothing to your hair growth!

Can vitamin supplements help?

In some respect yes, if for whatever reason you can not cover the five food groups then you can add a Su plumber to assist however again this is a last resort and not going to grow your hair faster or thicker. 

The best advice is everything in moderation, make sure you have a hairstylist that will say no to you in the interest of healthy hair, don’t do something for the sake of it and always use good products. 

Men’s hair summer ’17

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


What’s in this season

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

What’s not cool

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

Products 

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

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

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

Invest some time in getting the best hair!  

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Be warned this information could alter your perspective of reality!


Ever wondered why some companies can claim they are the best yet they completely suck? Why they can say they are the biggest yet all that means is that consumers are stupid? They are the fastest, meaning they managed to find all the gulable people and convince them in one afternoon?

Just because you read something about a company what we have discovered is that it’s rarely true, in fact with most Industry competitions or awards being “bought” to the highest bidder there is almost nothing that is real.  The only true testament to quality when it comes to a hair salon is the work being done, if the end result looks good and there is enough of it chances are the quality is bang on. If you can find much of the finished work on line then it kind of makes us feel a little nervous for you. 

Salons and hairdressing is changing so fast and has been since forever but especially now in India when you have almost all the consumer population on social media in one way or another. Very quickly you can see what beach waves are meant to look like, in a quick search you can find hundreds of variations of color that you like. It’s a great thing for the consumer if you actually use it to your advantage. 

With approximately 80% of our bookings being generated on line it’s a sure sign that the younger generation has embraced social media and the norms of this morning have become a thing of the past, by the time you catch up its already changed. 

Gone see the days of carefully scripted posts with multiple inserted logo’s are not only ugly but outdated. 

Get on line and check us out!

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Instead of telling you how good we are, we show our work and it’s up to you to judge. 

Surfs up and beach waves are now being served

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


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

Weekend is coming so get yourself in!

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Are you ready for the sticky?

Once it gets hot everything becomes sticky and can be not only uncomfortable but fairly ugly. Perspiration is natural however controlling can be a task for some. With your hair if it’s cut right it can totally make life easier and keep you looking cool and not like you just got off a 12 hour bus ride in 45 degree heat and no air conditioner. 


Come see us and see how we can get you summer ready. 

8 out of 10 Indian men do this wrong!

Based on what we see and recent studies Indian men are wearing their hair almost exactly the same, regardless of their face shape or hair texture. Leaving the streets of India looking like a fashion disaster!

We contacted various fashion agencies seeking help to address this epidemic yet none are prepared to offer assistance. 


What is the problem?

Well Indian men have typically certain features which is a general rule but is fairly accurate based on numbers and whilst we all want to look like a villain out of a low budget movie ( and why wouldn’t you! ) it doesn’t suit everyone. 

Your forehead is super sized!

Yes hairlines that have stretched back leaving an exposed hairline is common!

Do not try growing your bangs so long that you can come it down, sideways and around and cover it up! It doesn’t look cool in fact it looks like your bald with a wig! Keep it short, don’t hide it, in fact leave it out in the open!


Wide forehead and you have an undercut?

Your exposed forehead makes your hair the you have left longer look like a knob! Yes you guessed it, not cool!

Having a wide forehead, the top longer, will make your nose look about 3-8 sizes too big for you so don’t do it!!! Keep the area between your ears and forehead short and do not leave weight or length there. 

Long beard that is over grown past your lip?

Fine as long as it’s clean! Nothing more disgusting than a dirty beard!

Rebounding and color!

So could hurt so sit down!

Rebounding is 1980 and destroys your hair, looks fake, hard to grow out and should not be done with color!

Color

Now you may have been dark brown when you were 4, your not now, you have grey hair…. good! Own it! Black hair or a guy that is so obviously 50% or more grey that colors it black is making you look older!

Moral of this story is simple, just because everyone else is doing the same thing doesn’t mean that you should do it! Just because little johnny stays up all night, smokes drugs and drinks beer for breakfast doesn’t meant you could or should do it! 


Hump day fries

So your boss is a complete twat and has almost no idea what actually is happening? They rant and rave about why they think things are the way they are, pulling numbers literally out of thin air like they actually dressed themselves this morning! Seriously?


Go order some 🍟 it fixes everything 

Mc Donalds delivers Just saying! 

You think you can be private in 2017? Seriously?

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


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

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

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

Who wore it better at the Met Ball?

What has turned out to be one of the busiest days in the non salon session stylist books is the Met Ball|Gala and this year we have to say Victoria Secret model “Behati Prinsloo” who is married to none other than Adam Levine has completely nailed it with her soft gently brushed out waves! 

Image via @refinery29

It’s red carpet without being OTT and we love it! 

Beautiful Danielle Priano

Is your color bleeding?

You’ve had the ideal color and you love it, how can you make sure it’s tone stays true between visits?


You color will stay if you do a few basic things and you can not swap and change because your related to the PM live in an upmarket area or think you know your hair better than any hairdresser on the planet so here goes. 

  • For your color to stay it has a direct link to the condition of your hair.  The better condition  the better chance the color will fade. 
  • You have to make sure the cuticle is closed, every time you shampoo you MUST condition. 
  • Hair spa is somewhat not needed, a treatment that closes and soothes the cuticle is beneficial but doubt weekly is required. 
  • Sulfate free shampoo ( aka detergent free ) does not strip color or the tone. 
  • Regular trims, yes every 6 weeks. Why? Well hair that is split that area the color can not hold as the structure is too damaged. 
  • Your precious colors have an impact to the overall tone and fade of your current look. If you have been lighter and gone darker it can fade and go a little brassy or golden so altering the tone or reflect may be needed when you get your top up. 
  • Going over all of your hair each time you get your color done is not only a waste of time and money it damages the ends when you should not be doing it.  The term “Global Color” is only done on the rare occassion your changing your overall color. Hair should be slightly lighter on the ends. Don’t over use chemicals as this will cause damage hence fade. 

For a consultation on what works, what doesn’t and how you can achieve your dream hair give us a call or drop in for a chat. 

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

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

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


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

Worlds first hair App that can tell you what color and if your hair suits you. 

We have been laying low whilst spending hundreds of thousands of dollars developing an app called ” Hair Identity meter “. It’s so easy to use and takes no extra storage on your smart or dumb phone. 


Open the app send a photo of your hair or head and working on 3,263 key points the app will then call it as it sees it in a reply or a suitable time to get your shit sorted! With 1,231inr investment money and loaded with a coffee the app was born. 

Find out what your friends color color is

If you think your partners hair looks like a dogs breakfast, shoot us a photo and we will let you know if your right. ( usually where there is smoke there is fire 🔥 )

Does your current look suit you?

We are super excited about how we can deliver the truth in less than a one line reply, sure it puts us under pressure to be brutal says “Rod Anker” developer and mastermind behind the idea. 

We decided that since everyone doesn’t like being told by there friends, family or professionals then we needed to involve a third party to pass on the news to hundreds of thousands of people. Too often people just shop on price for there hair and to be honest the epidemic is becoming an issue right across the country. It used to be confined to small rural areas but now you see people paying a lot of money to look like villagers and we as a group needed to do something.  

Currently the App just launched and we have had 5,65,87,893 downloads which has Brocken every record and  is tipped to be the most widely used app 2017-18. With a 48% rise on app downloads and this being the only app that does not take any space on your phone we are set to explode!

Such exciting times and we have never felt more excited to be telling people there hair looks like shit says ” Mr Goldy Balls” 

If your too cool for public

You know how to dance, you shop at all the cool places, you even drive a cool car. You mother always says wear a belt and tuck in your shirt so now you have a fancy label belt and tuck your shirt in extra tight 🙈


You pop always said slick your hair back, put some oil in it, your moustache has bigger handle bars that your Enfield. 

Please dear lord, help these odd looking souls! 

Our help line is open 7 days a week or if your friends are your friends please just tag a friend. 

Call 011-41010011

Haarn hum maahir hain 

There is always rules, then reality however since it’s become obvious now that some people only find out about us when they turn out looking like the Cookie Monster in seasame street and start googling. We want to give you a few suggestions on how to choose the right salon. 


Just because you want it doesn’t mean it’s the right thing for the look your after or your hair. We don’t do rebonding we do however do keratin and the reason for this is to keep the integrity of the hair intact. Rebonding is harsh and over time, continually blow dry and overlapping color the hair looks dry and becomes so fragile you will start wishing at some point you never did it.  

We put Quality Hair before getting a “sale” and are happy to say no to doing something that we do not think is the right thing to do for your hair. The reality is that just because other salons say yes to doing something, doesn’t mean it’s going to be the right thing to do. 

Hair is fragile and needs to be treated in a way that encourages health first then doing any chemical service to your hair will not destroy it. Some salons have recently started doing rebonding saying it’s keratin just to make sure it’s straight when in fact keratin will never make your hair straight. Find out the facts and do a bit of research before because once you have hair that’s destroyed it’s too late for miracles! lol 

Off the menu hair

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


For Instagram ready hair visit us 

It’s Monday and it just doesn’t feel natural 

Some things are forced and others just happen, Monday’s are the former no matter who you are they tend to be a little more like punishment if your head is not looking at it the right way. 


Now it’s a choice, you can either go through it kicking and screaming or smile and think positive. Either way it’s going to be hard but at least when you give it your best and do it with a smile it’s going to go fast and maybe you will have a laugh or two!

If your struggling then why not try your hair done ✅ 

The new Vertical 

When you come across something good or even great, it’s almost like you have to talk about it because it’s just plain awesome. It’s like something this business is doing has just clicked and it’s perfect. Now once everyone knows that the secret recipe is bang on, some people try the old ” let’s exploit it and add another vertical” in the attempt to be everything for everyone rather than continue to perform and refine. Where things go south ( pardon the pun ) is when the business owner or investor adds another “vertical” to try to exploit the success or add another revenue stream because well that’s what they were taught.


The biggest issue when you spread yourself so thin is the same as spreading Nutella thin on your toast ( it’s not cheap lol ) you get a taste but it’s just not the same.  The formula that was working at the start when you did one thing amazing is not multiple things being delivered average. The only thing that has changed is your focus and cost has gone up and your quality has gone down!

We focus on developing our core strength “Hair” to be delivering the best globally not only in quality but to be connected to our consumer better than any salon or any business.

That’s it, that’s our focus. That’s our vertical. We don’t spread ourself thin!

Show me your brown eye 

We live in a world where some people think the grass is greener, if your in India, a lot of people want to be fair, if your in Australia it’s about getting a Tan to be browner. No freckles, you want freckles, big nose want a small nose, tall short, long hair short hair and the list goes on and on! 

In all the models, people and fashion we have been part of the most beautiful woman we have ever seen do the least to mimic anyone other than just to make themselves happy! 


Be yourself!

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! 
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5 reasons why a pixie cut is better in a Sari

Traditionally hair has been almost always worn long in India, almost as a sign of your femininity, yet it in fact has no weight or bearing. Beauty is individual so if you like your hair long then wear it long, if you want it short then cut it off. 

  1. Hair is your personality, if you feel good in it your personality shows which is above all the perfect look
  2. Hair “typically” worn in a tight low bun, from the front it looks like a pixie anyway!
  3. Eyes will be drawn to you because it screams confidence and that is Sexy
  4. Wrapping a Sari takes time so less time for your hair = pixie
  5. The Sari is intricate so having less fru fru hair will balance the look dramatically. 

If going short has always been something you wanted to do maybe now is the right time!


Shine Ombré is this seasons must have hair color!

You preorder iPhone every year, you won’t eat reheated left overs and once it hits 10am the days paper is old news then this is for you!

Hair cut and color by Mohit kumar Sain

Typically Indian hair is darker and whilst there is a facination for lighter hair we all kind of know it’s high Maintainence to get it plus to keep the right tone without looking like a cheap hooker. 

We heard you and have developed the perfect color for this season that not only gives you a lighter look that reflects the light but does not need to be done every month, giving you freedom to enjoy summer & life! The application is seamless and completely blended so there is no regrowth at all. It looks expensive!

It’s perfect ash tones that help reflect light towards the ends where your hair actually needs it!
Come see us and see if this is your new summer look! 

Only at Rod Anker Salons

How to change your look without getting your haircut

You have pulled out everything in your cupboard to find something different and your on fleek but your hair looks the same as it always does?!


Nothing could get more boring than looking the same day in day out, week after week after week, year after year 😴

It’s relatively easy to change someone’s look in a few minutes with just a change of mindset, a few options and maybe a few products. Here is a few ideas depending on where your hair is at to think about and try this weekend. 

  • If you are wearing it straight why not try curls? Beach waves are in and super easy to do!
  • The “Hun” half up half down perfect for summer or a quick change of look. 
  • High pony tail? 
  • Braided, if it’s long enough pull it down low and braid the ends then pull it out a little messy. 
  • Sleek it back smooth into a low pony tail, strong and sleek. All you need is a little gel and a hair tie. 
  • Bed hair, try s little dry shampoo if it needs washing upside down and a little flick up.  

So there is really no excuses why your hair is the same all the time.  Sure getting it cut or coloured is an option also but these you can do yourself at home to give yourself a fresh look. 

Nothing is real!

Now if you have ever trolled through the internet in search of your next color like your hunting down your boyfriends ex, then you would have seen fake AF colors!


Now maybe you didn’t notice but maybe you did, it’s ok we can make it real but it’s a little more work than using the magic wand tool in photoshop.

Now whilst we have your attention about filters & photoshop let’s talk about those UGLY photo’s your altering to an inch of its life to make your skin look flat!

  Sorry but you look stupid! Having flaws is where your beauty is at not a 2D image of emptiness.  

Now adding warmth to a photo because your personality is cold AF doesn’t make you a better person, you look stupid unless your a cartoon character. Try to get the image neutral if it looks fake to you then you have played with it too much. 

Trick is when you little you can get away with playing with it as much as you want, when we grow up you should be playing with it less!

Super fruits to make your hair grow!

Recent results of a study revealed that having fruit daily along with a balanced diet will ensure your body functions the way it was designed and hair growth is within its normal range!


Can certain food increase hair growth? Easy answer is no

Vitamin and supplements do they help? If your not eating healthy they can buy obviously eating healthy is going to be far better than eating crap and taking supplements

Does sleep really effect hair? Yep your body needs 8-10 hours shut eye!
A balanced diet covering all 5 food groups daily with 8-10 hours sleep. Hair growth is slightly faster in summer than winter so follow the sunshine around the world and avoid winter is a sure way to get your hair longer faster!

We fix 299rp haircuts 

We get a lot of clients come see us, that have had a bad experience with their hair and desperate to fix it. Nothing more upsetting than looking like a freak of nature even if it will grow out in 2-3 weeks or in some cases 2-3 months. 


There is a reason why we specialize in hair, come see why. 
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What goes in is responsible for what comes out

Not a new concept but you can’t expect to be the most functional human possible if you refill daily with toxic waste. 


Now we all have our moments when we we top up on a little “junk” like a lot of things it’s ok in moderation but making fast food your staple diet is not a healthy long term option. 

There are five food groups and a daily requirement our body needs to be at its potential, just because of your laziness you can not justify not being healthy and then expect great hair, skin, nails etc. 

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. 

What haircut is best for your bunny ears!

You all have taken a photo of someone into your hairdresser and said ” make me look like this” don’t deny it!

What you have to remember is your face shape, features are always different and all these elements need to be taken into consideration when trying to copy and paste your new look!

Always go to a professional salon!

299 Everything on the menu!


We all want a bargain, we want to walk away thinking we got something cheaper than it’s worth, regardless if we do t need it, regardless of quality. Sadly there are some who literally don’t care if they need it or not but just want it because it’s cheap or free!

Well we don’t do discounts, we don’t do deals, packages, red light specials, promo and we also don’t try and sell you our entire menu just so we can create an even increase in our company  sales meeting PDF. 

We specialise in both color correction as well as cutting correction and we see a lot ( like a LOT) of people who come with hair that has been given treatments/services they simply didn’t need. When we take the time to talk to them the majority already know they didn’t need it and in fact it would have been cheaper if they came to us in the first place as we don’t mind saying ” you don’t need that done”. Instilled in our Culture is if someone is better off with something than without it, then tell them.  If they don’t need it, tell them. If it’s bad for the hair, tell them. Honesty build trust, builds loyalty and above all build a long term trust and friendship with beautiful hair and that’s our only purpose!

So before you order everything just because it’s cheap or a “deal” the best thing you could do would be find out if you even need it first. It’s not cheap if it A. Ruins your hair B. You don’t need it. 

Visit us on Instagram and see why India knows us as the Hairdressing leaders! 

How to do Bright colors on Indian hair

When it comes to creating mouth watering hair colors that your pet Unicorn 🦄 would be jealous of, we say confidently we know what it takes to get you to that hair eurphoria that instagram has you lusting after. 

Hair by Mohit Kumar Sain

Because we do a lot of color correction as well as bright fantasy color we get the opportunity hands on to educate so our team is awesome. Our Salon in Meherchand has a cult like following of crazy color and we love it! The color above was done by Mohit who has created a following with his attention to detail and technical knowledge with color. 

Things you want to consider before sitting in the chair! 

  • You have to have a clean canvas in order to get your color even 
  • Anything you have had done chemically is still there in your hair, your hair history is super important. 
  • Whilst your goal may be a washed out salmon pink, your hair may not be able to get there in one application. Hair has its limitations. 
  • After care is important, you must be using a sulfate free shampoo and must be conditioning it after every wash. 
  • References are important and you and the hairstylist need to be on the same page before starting and limitations must be discussed. 
  • Box colors may be readily available and cheap however they fade fast and also are not capable of achieving even true coverage. 
  • Do your research on who is the best at it and who has the most experience. 

It’s oh so hard

In a world that currently has so much anger, hatred, racism I feel it’s important to stay real, to bring a laugh as well as beautiful hair that makes you feel like the best version of you possible . The choice for me is to be real and make you question you day, your actions and your influence on others. 


If your offended, maybe just maybe you need to lighten up, isn’t life about making others laugh, love, rejoice in life itself? After all it’s a gift! If by making you stop through your daily trolling of dogs balancing in a yoga pose or 2 kids falling from a roof into pool with on landing face down in poo brings you a smile then  my goal is just that. This is salon talk, this is real and it’s life!

2017 you can’t afford to live like it’s 1917 it’s not and we all need to lift each other up and make our time that we have been given with the people we meet or touch the best possible version of why we are born. 

Rod 😜

Romans 14:19 So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.



How to do beach waves

Gone are the days of overly curly hair or “in & out” curls it’s now all about soft movement that looks natural. After all hair should move and look effortless and not uptight and stiff! 


Firstly you need good tools we use Alan Truman curling rod typically the 32′ as most people like loose and honestly it’s our preferred look also. 

We dry the hair with a light spray of Sea Salt spray by Label M and faving downwards to make sure we don’t create a birds nest or frizz. 

Once the hair is dry we take 2 inch square sections starting from the nape and roll alternate directions leaving out the ends ( 1 inch ) continuing all the way to top. 

From your eyebrows up we wind back to help move the hair away from your face. 

Once complete gently break the waves up, light spray or serum and your done! It’s really that simple. 

Keep your curling Rod set to 190 no hotter as your after bend not curl! 

If the walls could talk!

Hairdressers in most parts of the world get told things that you wouldn’t dream of talking to your friends or family about. At times it makes us question reality, a lot of the time it’s therapeutic just to get things off your chest, nothing worst than bottling these things up! Certainly we are not therapists but by default we have two ears and we talk a lot so when you put it all together I guess it’s the perfect combination. 


Without going into details about who what etc let’s just say it’s locked away deep in our memory, not for ammunition ( however fun that would be ). From affairs, business deals to sultry weekends of passion and all about the partners, we hear it all!

Hairdressers are the closest thing to a therapist without being a therapist. 

Who is doing your hair?

Choosing a hairstylist is as hard as choosing a dentist or an gynaecologist it’s a very personal thing and whilst there is a certain skill set you obviously require it’s about comfort levels with that person. Let’s call it beside manner or the personality. 


What’s interesting with this somewhat  obvious situation less salon owners teach it and even fewer product companies even try to develop it. The reality when your dealing with people is everyone is different ( which we think is the best bit !) we get to change every time we meet someone and it’s a new relationship.  

Best way to find the right hairstylist is to go and have a free consultation and ask as many questions as you need too to get an idea about the person. 

Hair is an art

Hairstylist’s have now been given the term hair artists for the obvious reasons. 

They create shape, color all using a natural product to sit and move in a certain way to create a visual form. Using various colors and textures all with the goal to create a look, that with the skill and various techniques allow you to re create it daily for several months. Now that’s Art!


The outline may be the same but what you do with what’s inside the lines defines you!

Can you actually grow your eyebrows?

According to recent studies throughout the world, there is a series of treatments that are designed to make you so excited you end up doing them, you buy the product. Because your rubbing Yak milk or taking certain vitamins on your brows, some people even think they are working!


Guess what….. you got sucked in!

Come see us and get bangs that cover your brows if your that concerned of the density, possibly the best thing you will ever do!

Supermarket vs Salon

If you have ever thought you’re going through to much shampoo and you think it’s costing you more buying salon products than a supermarket product. 


Majority of salon products are designed for shampooing daily on shoulder length hair to last 6-8 weeks because that’s the space between salon visits. So if your washing every second day and your hair is to your shoulders then 12-16 weeks. We can guess that’s just not happening right! Then your using too much!

Using good quality products will always not only be better for your hair but end up costing you less! Just like going to a professional salon for services typically will also be better value, cuts last longer, you won’t end up doing services you don’t actually need and hence your hair will love you for it. 
Drop in and see why we are considered the best hair salon in India 

Send Nudes

What social media has done to tradition transactions is like day and night, we have a huge amount of bookings being made on Facebook & Instagram daily. Some think that an app to do this is cool, well we know no one has enough memory in your phone for the added drama!

Image via @yazbukey

So next time your using the apps you already have on your phone, slide us a DM and we will hook you up!

Click on the links below if your not following us already 😜

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How to go white!

If you have been coloring your hair for as long as you can remember and totally over it, why not grow it out? How will you do it and how on earth is it going to look while your making the transition?


The reality it’s not as easy as you think, the regrowth will bug you sooner than normal because once you decide to go natural you want it now not in one or two months. 

We spoke a few weeks back about creating a plan ( Read this to get the how too ). Nothing good is easy and imagine not having to visit the salon every 10-15 days to cover up those white hairs!

Now I’m sure some people may be thinking what’s wrong with these people, aren’t they in business to color hair! We sure are, but we are in the business of making people feel good too and with totally white hair the reality we can have more fun with the color than you ever imagined but the difference is, it’s not going to lock you in every few weeks.  

Come see us and let’s chat 

Would you buy cheap or discounted protection?

They say the best things in life are free but let’s just imagine some things are cheap for argument sake. 


Imagine you spend hours and hard earned money on your color only to have it washed away because you use crap?! 

Well if you think a little about it, protection is something you should be taking very seriously!

Would you buy cheap condoms because it was a buy one get one free or discounted if your biggest fear was conceiving?  Chances are you wouldn’t in fact you would most likely put thought into it and get the best. 

Yet we still have hard earned colors being washed down the drain because you love over using your supermarket products because it creates a bathroom full of bubbles!

Invest in quality shampoo and conditioners and they last longer than any super market product and save you hundreds of dollars in repairs! 

We use and recommend Alfa Parf products

Your pillow case could be ruining your hair?

In the search for every possible way to help you get the best hair known to mankind we wanted to shed some light on what your laying your head on at night!


A Silk pillow case is certainly going to reduce friction on your hair no matter what you get up to as well as reducing creases in your face when you wake up!

Perhaps the most obvious difference between polyester satin silk pillowcases and natural Charmeuse silk pillowcases is the cost. As a manmade fabric, polyester is easy to produce in large quantities from a relatively inexpensive source (Oil and recycled plastics) and as a result it’s generally cheap. Silk on the other hand is a luxury product and is very expensive to produce, since supply is limited and the process to harvest and spin silk is complex and labor intensive. This is one of the reasons the silk trade has more in common with precious metals and gem stones (such as being sold by weight) then other fabrics on the market.

Hopefully this article has helped to shed some light on this often asked question about the differences between silk and (polyester) satin silk pillowcases.  Also keep in mind you need to be washing your pillow cases at least 3 times a week!

Now you have the facts, why not treat yourself like a princess 👸🏼 

Is this your brush?

Chances are if your human you have either had a brush like this or known someone who has. You panic like hell and think your going bald faster than Donald Trumps approval rating!


The reality is almost positively the opposite and it’s very rare reality that your loosing that much hair. It’s completely normal to loose 100-150 hairs per day ( we can hear you saying your loosing so much more than that) and if you clean your brush daily you will find it’s within those numbers if you have the time to count them.  

The longer your hair, the more it will look like, so 10 hairs at 5cm long will look like less than 10 hairs at 35cm long ( kind of logical but hair loss creates fear factor and logic doesn’t play a part )

Slightly more hair can fall out in the start of summer, change of season and also due to hormones. Can you stop it completely? Easy answer is no, can you stop leaves from falling from the trees? No

Use a detergent free shampoo daily, always use a conditioner always and  don’t get stressed and end up thinking home remedies or treatments they don’t work, it’s completely normal to have a certain amount of hair loss. If you think it’s excessive drop in and see us. 

Is body hair Art a thing?

So imagine your bored out of your head with nothing to do, no TV, it’s too hot outside and all your friends are at work. 


Grab your self some cristali liquid and start your leg hair art today! Whilst your thinking ewww your also thinking it’s kinda weird but cool you know you are! 

lol 

Catch ya outside 😂

New music now dropped in store at 10am

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

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


Open week days 10-8

Sundays 11-6

When you love your hair so much you want to lick it!


Due to overwhelming disruption in the salon, after installing the basin harnesses to keep your head straight while we try to wash your hair. We are now installing these cones on your head to stop excessive licking!

Respect your beautiful hair, it’s now becoming a real problem

Where to get Beach waves done right

So the current trend is waves and seems we do a lot, well because we do and it sure looks more relaxed & on trend. It’s a distant memory ( thank goodness too )  the 80’s inspired curls that were left looking like you were hanging out the washing. 

Color Alfa Parf Milano by @rodankersalons
 

Now if you want hair like your lusting on Instagram or Pinterest give us a call because we love happy

Delhi’s cool kids

We recently were shooting this editorial for Grazia India, with the cool kids of Delhi, the ones that are shaping the future who all have a unique style that sets them apart. 


Not a lot to be done with the hair because they all look so cool but we did our bit and watched poolside while they casually hung out in front of the camera. 

Millennials decoded

Your a wordsmith, somewhat a genius when it comes to speach in fact some people may say your gifted but somehow your not getting your point across. 

It’s not about Mellenials or the kids of today it’s just that the world has evolved and maybe we all should get on board before it’s too late!

Funny how so many people talk about new age or the latest, yet don’t actually get the so called Millenials. Not saying we know them but we do not package our words with a sprinkle of words that even native English speaking people have no clue what they mean without checking in a dictionary. 

Communication changes every day, if your in the business of marketing, service, writing, customer service, sales, ad creatives etc etc you need to have your shit sorted! Because india has the largest youth population in the world so if you are not a game changer in time you will be considered useless. 

Pantone predicted Green

Now it’s too early to call them up and to tell them they were wrong but so far we haven’t seen much in the salon. Too early to say if it’s bollocks or not but certainly with the amount of bright colors we are doing it’s only a matter of time!


Read more about Pantone & 2017 color of the year or our Our thoughts on it in HT City

If your up for it give us a call! 

When reinventing was about being original

In the search for more attention, more market share, better reach and global exploitation everyone is pushing themselves to be better that everyone else. 


No excel are not doing stories like everyone else, although I’m sure the same people who simply copy everyone else would love to see figures vs what your physically doing. Reaching your target market is not about being like everyone else, standing out is not about price, it’s about being the best version of you possible. Long gone are the days when people want a “one stop shop solution” ( it’s almost considered a negative to even say it now! ) yet people and companies are still stuck in the late 90’s when boundaries were smaller and marketing and reach did not have the same mechanisms as it does today. 

Problem is majority of people designing marketing plans or marketing budgets are so ( excuse me for saying this ) OLD both physically but mentally and think Facebook is the go too tool! Information in and out is what needs to stream in real time, bloggers write about things happening literally while they happen, proactive business owners do the same 24/7 because it’s who they are not what they need to be. 

People buy relationships, not products and no one gets excited by a “me too” product or service, people get excited about creativity and originality. 

When you thought you were getting fine highlights!

No matter how much research you put into it, you have to match the image in your head, to the best stylist that understands what that image looks like. We talk about it a lot, we practise it daily yet we also get people coming in daily with disasters and we all wonder why it keeps happening. 


Highlights that make you look like a zebra have been out of fashion since the the 90’s and whilst fashion is individual, if this is the opposite to what you want it’s not right. So how do you get those nice fine highlights you have pinned on Pinterest or Instagram? Well there is no easy answer or anything foolproof but you have to do your bit and get all the references you can to make sure you can show the stylist. 

Choose a salon that you know someone who has been there, honestly it’s the best advertisement, make sure they insist on a indepth consultation and ask for images or offer them to you! 

Just dropping in and getting a random color at any salon is not a good idea, one bad color can destroy your hair and really F#%{ your happiness!

Consultations are free, 100% of salons worldwide! Drop in and have a chat and find the one your most comfortable with!

We are trained for all types of coloring and maintain an internationally updated training, from pastel coloring to the latest techniques around the globe as well as our own developed we love talking hair and most of all listening to what would float your boat! 

Let’s do this,  you have protection?

Protection is not a dirty word! You use sunscreen on your skin so why not your hair? Summer is here so you have no time for fun and games when it comes to protecting your hair! 


Alfa parf Milano, has UV filters in all of their products. 

Don’t use oils, especially in summer it accelerates the heat and dehydration.  

Use a water solvable serum, cristali liquid color protection. 

Always condition, open cuticles exposes your hairs moisture and will dehydrate it. 

Use a leave in conditioner, we use Protein Spray by label M

You get one life!

It’s such a common phrase, some people have the best excuses and at times it would be easy to sit down and give up, not try, not put in effort and maybe just maybe most people would. But we are put on this earth, given life and it’s a gift, shouldn’t you make the most of it?

Shouldn’t you be a positive influence in people’s lives? Isn’t that what it’s about?

It’s one day or Day one, you decide!

Summer Beard tips

Any bloke with a beard will tell you that at times it gets itch as hell, you just want to scratch it till your face falls off. Obviously doing this in public sends off jungle man vibes ( and not in a Tarzan good way ) so it’s best to follow a few rules to keep the skin and face healthy to avoid this. 

Wash your beard daily, you can use the same shampoo as you do for your hair, beat to use a Sulfate & Parabin free products they are gentle. If you have a longer beard wash it after eating to make sure there is no food left it it 🙊

Condition only the ends of your beard, do not apply the conditioner on your face. Comb it with the conditioner in

Moisturise your skin under your beard. 

Do not! Apply oils on your face. 

Sadly a lot of guys tend to neglect your skin and when you have a beard the general thought is its low maintanence, which is true however there are things you need to do so it is easier but also looks groomed. 
Trimming your beard should be done every 2-3 weeks to keep it in shape, whilst it grows at the same speed as the rest of your hair, it can get out of shape faster. 

How to manage your grey regrowth!

Well there can come a time when you end up looking not as natural as you thought and if no one told you and you figured it out yourself, it’s maybe a little late. 

Sure you were born with dark brown ( maybe black hair ) but your pushing 40 and it’s not black any more in fact it’s 70-80% white. You spend an hour in the salon every fortnight getting the regrowth touched up and honestly life has become a drag when it comes to hair?


So how do you manage to grow it out? How do you get off this roller coaster? Well it’s ok here are a few hints to get you started without having to hide yourself away for 6 months. 

  • Start going one shade lighter so the regrowth difference is not as stark hence you won’t notice it as much. Do this for 6 weeks or two times. 
  • Highlights, yes this is an option but not blonde! A few highlights on the top layers ( fine) can add another variation to the darkness and distract the eye from the regrowth. 
  • Avoid cutting it for now, get some extra length so when the time is right removing it will also remove more “black”
  • Avoid coloring the ends of your hair, the ends need to appear lighter in order to look natural

When you first started coloring chances are you were not thinking about this time when you would be happy to let the greys be more visible but it’s come. The key to understanding how to manage it is you need to get your coloured hair lighter in order for the regrowth not to be so obvious. 

We use a technique called ” Fusion blend ” designed by Rod Anker Salons that gives you freedom as well as a look that is on trend. It is a combination of taking parts of your grey and using that to distract the eye so your left with a more softer blended color that lasts weeks longer without looking bad!

Yes call us! 

Hair tattoo’s yay or nay?

For those who lived through the 90’s when this was hotter than a vindaloo curry 🍛  it’s hard to embrace it, again anyway!


But the art is real, it’s temporary, it is eye catching and can look cool if it’s not overdone. It grows out so why not!

To create Art it takes a little time so make sure you book ahead! 

When you want a warm brown but get zoo orange 

Keeping your color on tone from visit to visit to your salon takes effort ( not much so chill ) but it does require a little planning. 


Warm browns when they fade can end up looking a gastly shade or Orange 🍊 or copper and no matter what you want to call it, if it’s not on purpose it can end up looking like a cheap box color so here is how to make sure your color stays on fleek. 

  • Wash with a sulfate free shampoo 
  • Always use conditioner it closes the cuticle and keeps the color from fading and color molecules shrinking 
  • Use a leave in serum or protein spray. This helps added UV protection. 
  • Don’t over process your hair, some people think you need color on the ends each visit when in fact it’s like a one in every 3-4 touch up thing ONLY when it’s not looking right. 
  • Don’t over do it chemically, if your straightening and coloring chances are your reading this and thinking yeah that’s me, we don’t do straightening or smoothening for a reason, it’s too aggressive causing the hair to be so damaged it won’t hold color! Try keratin it’s not going to ruin your hair!

Yes you can wash it daily, as long as it’s sulfate free shampoo and as long as you condition it each time. 

Beach waves are it!

Well if your still doing the flick, your now officially last season beach waves 🌊 are the coolest and only way you should be wearing your hair!


Now to get this it is NOT done with your typical tongs so please don’t try, it’s done with concave tongs! We use and reccomend Alan Truman curling tongs. Once you wear your hair like this you will never want the old you! This is easy, on trend and downright sexy af!
Give us a call you know you want too! 

Why waiting for washing day could be causing hair loss!

Your mum says every 2-3 days is fine, your grandmother would say once a week, you’ve asked several hairdressers and they all say ok ok well here are the facts. 


If you stay inside 24/7 in a climate controlled environment, without stepping outside or exercising then your good for 2 days for every normal person on the planet every day and here is why. 

  • We perspire and when we do it dries up on your skin/scalp leaving the dried up sweat 💦 on your scalp or skin is an open invitation to bacteria. 
  • You go outside, fumes pollution all are attracted to your hair ( not because it’s on fleek ) but because it absorbs what’s in the air, this needs removing or will create film on your hair/scalp which again may cause bacterial infections
  • When the natural oils are excreted from sebum glands it stays on your scalp which is good and bad however to have the healthy PH value on your scalp too much will alter that creating havoc for healthy hair growth. 

Washing every day is not only ok, it’s required and in some situations twice is needed if the heat or pollution is excessive. Always use a conditioner or your cuticle will be left open making your hair dehydrated and will cause split ends. 


Use a sulfate free shampo, we use and reccomend Alfa Parf products. 

You cut too much off!

We have all been there, you went for a trim and the hairdresser but too much off right?


We believe that an indepth conversation about your hair that goes way beyond ” how much do you want off today?” Is the key to getting the perfect haircut. This is about finding out a lot more than just how much you want cut off, you might be having styling issues, you may be moving towards longer hair, change of season, have a lot of damage etc etc and there is always options and it’s never about us doing what we want. In fact it has nothing to do with us and everything to do with you. We use a dry cutting technique to work with natural movement and flow of hair which also ensures no surprises on length once it dries! It’s not just a simple process of cutting it dry, it’s a technical technique trained originating in a Japan that ensures wash and go ease. 

We suggest if your hairstylist is not paying enough attention before the cut then it may be time for a change.  

5 different ways to take the perfect selfie

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

Looking for a makeover for your man?

So your bloke looks like a cross between a gorilla 🦍 and a homeless musician 👨‍🎤 and you want to get him Summer ready?


Subtlety is the key here ladies, drag him along, pre warn us and we can help in your plan. It’s all about the plan!

Call us before hand and give us the heads up and we will do the rest!

Btw good idea not to share this post, it possibly will not work that well, just saying 

Decoded with Merrylin Boro & Ogaan 

Boss, style icon, business partner or whatever you want to label her this girl has a style that can’t be boxed! The easiest model to work with and a joy to be around. 

With Ogaan we created various looks and decoded them, hair is an accessory and needs to have variation day to day so Click here to read all about the looks and make sure you Check out Merrylins Instagram

Photographer Karishma Bedi 📷 

Makeup Aakriti Kochar 💄 

Styling Sparda Malik 👗 

How to get & maintain Chocolate brown color

If you have ever wanted chocolate brown hair you will know that there is a zillion variations of it, because chocolate comes in almost black to white so let’s just assume we are are talking above the most common yummy chocolate brown like this one 👇🏻 ( bottom left corner )


Now achieving this is fairly basic if your hair has not been colored or has any chemical services but I guess that’s as rare as cheap weekend away so let’s just push that aside for now. 

Now chocolate is a combination of warm tones that include gold & brown. To maintain this tone requires follow through on your part which if done you will look delicious for the 6 week gap between visits. 

Understand color is not color, there is a huge amount of variables that need to be taken into consideration, one brand is NOT the same as the next and depending on what your color is prior to the chocolate as to how it will hold and the end result achieved. 

Now Maintainence doesn’t have to be a nasty word that makes you think of expensive products and countless trips back to the salon but does require a commitment. 

We reccomend a sulfate free shampoo and condition daily, if you do not close the cuticle your color will literally wash out before your eyes!

Things to use

  • Sulfate free shampoo we use and reccomend Alfa Parf Milano products. 
  • A leave in serum and/or conditioner to make sure the cuticle is closed. 
  • Alfa Parf has a product called pigments ( it’s not a DIY or at home product ) but if any fade does occur it can be applied between visits and is safe and conditioning, pure color pigment which will lock inside your hair and assist in tone change. 

Always have an indepth chat with your stylist before and color on condition, Maintainence and always forward plan your next look. 

We need head

Basic Education happens in school then it all starts and what a or of people don’t get or want to accept is that after your out of school then the hard work starts!


So you can now count apples 🍎 but once you enter the real world, to be successful for the rest of your life it’s education and learning not an apple counting game. 

Hairdressing is about learning and developing a skill which takes years which no one has the right to say they know everything, it’s a lifetime journey. At times the people who need it most think they know it all, sad 😭 

So anyway we are looking for heads to train 🚂 on and develop our skills.  We hold sessions twice a week and if you or anyone you know be up for it trust me it’s the best hair you will have free ( color excluded ) and all under supervision of our trainer.  

Contact us through FB or Instagram and slide us a DM for more info. 

When your part is your hairline 

When is it time to actually say goodbye?

When do you stop fighting with nature and just cut it off?


Now considering a lot of men hold on to their hair as if it’s the last line of defence in a war on manliness we have to at times ( us guys ) realize that enough is enough and it’s really not looking natural anymore. There come a point when everyone can see what your trying to do and by you combing it over makes it more obvious and you need to stop!

Yes you could go down the hair transplant road, use the black powder ( topic ) which make you look like your trying to be 25 but your more like 85 even tho your 40. Being real is more valuable and more attractive than being fake anyway and whilst it may feel weird loosing your hair, it will be in fact liberating to just say f%# it and shave it off! 

If your getting to the end of the line and it may be time to stop either coloring it black ( because you think it looks thicker ) or comb it over from the back or sides to cover it then it’s time to re-evaluate the entire thing and get some options. We are here for you, come sit and chat about how you can become the ultimate chic magnet and save money and time in the process!

#shaveitoff

Summer & fresh AF

The temperature is on the rise and as a community announcement we thought we needed to remind you of a few hair care FACTS


It’s true, we all believe what we want to believe but there is fact and fiction. 

Here are a few more common things that do more harm than good and you should not do!

  • Oil on your hair, leaves a film which accelerates heat dehydrating the hair causing damage like split ends, color fading and possible scalp bacteria hence actually could lead to hair loss!
  • Onion juice, no seriously apart from the smell ( which FYI is disgusting for days! ) doesn’t nothing for your hair, the thought that the juice somehow penetrates into the skin through to to the root of the hair and does anything is beyond realistic! 
  • Rubbing ginger on your scalp, again 🤐 it creates warmth on your scalp which makes you think it’s beneficial but nothing
  • Fish oil………creates and breeds bacteria and is possibly the most anti social DIY Ever heard of
  • Egg 🍳- hair outside your scalp is dead keratin. Fry it put it in between two pieces of hair and eat it!
  • Beer 🍻 the yeast in beer sweeps the cuticle making it appear shinny hence you think it help. Yeast is bacteria, bacteria breeds infection so drink it.  

Hope that helps in understanding the facts when it comes to Summer hair care!

Start summer with a trim, remove the split ends, rehydrate using a linseed treatment ( which your hair will love! ) and repeat process every 6-8 weeks. 

Show me the PINK

So it’s seems like there is a movement towards more eye catching hair, it’s fun, in your face and we are loving it!


This is Electric pink today at our Meherchand market salon using Alfa Parf Milano colors and we will be sharing the end result shortly! 

If you have always dreamt of having a fun color then come see the team, we have the best talent in the country and love creating magic with hair. 

When you wake up beside a Gorilla

It can be a shock when the sun comes up and the headbands are out, the last season top knot is out and beside you is something from planet of the apes 🦍 


Guys, home hair care is as important for you if not more! Guys don’t wear makeup ( well most don’t ) so with the one task we have we should be game on at level 10, 24/7. 

Best to plan ahead, have a plan A and a plan B ( we are referring to your hair!) Carry some serum if it’s long so you don’t look like a sea creature the next day. Always replace hair tie if your hair is long, nothing more disgusting than a hair tie that is covered with hair, if it has lost its elastic it also is not doing its job.  

Next time you get your hair cut ( should be every 5-6 weeks ) get some options on how to wear it different ways. Otherwise you become boring to look at. 

It’s not a joke factory!

If you have never had 2 sometimes 3 or 4 people doing you hair at the same time your what’s called lucky!

Recently I was told about a visit to a salon that a ( now client)  had 4 people doing her hair, two holding the hairdryer and two holding brushes!  For India it seems like the way it’s done, no idea why or how as it creates zero control of the hair, 100% burning the hair and besides sadly 4 guys surrounding you with at times little or no regard to personal hygiene!

Sorry to break it to you all but this is not a hair factory or a made in China situation, it’s someone’s hair, someone’s time.

Holding the brush and dryer as one person is essential to control the blow dry, to control the heat so you do not burn the hair. 

If the salon you go to does this, say goodbye and give us a call! 

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. 

Hair fall solution without surgery!

No more need for injections or a scalpel to get your hair growth issues in order!


Yes ok you got me, there is no cure! But we will say a few things to clear the air so there is no bad feelings and you didn’t end up opening this as a total waste of time, because we know your doing this at work and time is money!

Ok so you have googled it to the end of the planet and still can’t find a cure, maybe there isn’t one?

Hair growth is for the most part hereditary and portion effected by what you eat, the environment and small portion to what goes on your head. Hair grows inside your body not outside, oils and lotions are topical meaning the best they can do is penetrate the first layer of your skin ( at best ) so in short anything you put on your scalp thinking it’s going to make it grow back or make it grow thicker is in fact false. 

What you need!

Sounds basic but you need a good hair care regime, a good cleanser and a routine that does not allow bacteria to grow on your scalp as this is a huge contributor to infection which then leads to increase hair loss. Problem you will tell us is you only want to wash it every third day because you needs to blow dry it bla bla bla. Well decide what you want, hair or good hair this week?

Now your scalp perspires and there is dirt and pollution in the air and it needs to be removed so daily is always the best when it comes to shampooing. Use a sulfate & parabin free shampoo. We use Alfa Parf but if you want to research please do and get one. 

Now before you start putting oils or lotions on your scalp which will do nothing but block the pores and attract pollution, coat your hair and dehydrate it more than anything else. Get the basics right. 

Woke up and want hair like a unicorn? 

You have dreamt of getting that unicorn 🦄 hair or you want desperately to become a mermaid then stop eating fairy bread ( if it looks like this please bring us some 🤦🏼‍♀️ ) and get yourself into see us!


It’s not a DIY job it’s best left to us!
Call us today 011-41010011

NDTV GOOD TIMES-Get the look & Rod Anker Salons

Makeovers are a daily thing in salons but when you get to do it and film it, it’s always fun!


Rod Anker Salons got together with NDTV for “Get the look ” the seasons first episode and created a little magic!

Tune in to NDTV Good Times March 23rd at 8pm to see first hand what happened! 

It’s a service not a product

Kind of an obvious observation but kind of needs to be said too, this is hair for sale, it’s a product. 


When you go to a salon, your getting your hair done, it’s a service. 

Service revolves around the delivery of the service whilst a product is just a product, the brand may change but the product remains the same. 

  • Some salons sell services like they are a product yet when you go to a salon the fundamental thing your getting done is service, it’s quality depends on the people delivering it. If the people are not right then the service is bad and then the end result product. We are not a product, although we sell product we are about hair. 

We are a service based salon, we aim to deliver the best every time!

It’s not black nor white

Yes we color hair and it’s something we specialise in. We use Alfa Parf which is an Italian brand and its lower in chemical content than other well known brands in India and around the world. 


The quality of the color far surpasses other brands and the tone retention is far greater. They also have a full home hair care range which we stick because again it’s possibly the best we have ever used, it’s sulfate & paraben free not one product, all of them!

So if your color sucks and you want to have color other than black or gold then call us
Meherchand Market 011-41010011

Is your Shampoo removing color?

A lot of times the intensity of your color completely depends on home hair care, now this is where things get complicated. You ask one hairstylist they tell you this one ask another they tell you that one. So who do you believe?


Well regardless of the marketing campaign or the ignorance of some hairstylists or even salons sadly you need to be using a sulfate free shampoo, it’s labelled on the back of the bottle as sodium laureth sulfate or SLS or SLES ( Read what it is here ) and paraben free ( Read here ) and to be honest getting these products has been challenging to find till recently. 

A lot of companies who spend millions of dollars and simply put ” color protection ” on the bottle thinking that’s enough to keep you happy when in fact it means very little if they still pump it full of detergent using to clean engines!

We use Alfa Parf Milano which the entire range is both sulfate & paraben free!

So don’t spend a fortune getting the perfect color the wash it away with shampoo that clearly isn’t worth it to you or anyone else. 

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!

Pineapple surprise? 

So here it is a token DIY post because we live in a material world and the land of no budgets, everyone wants a solution that even as far fetched it may, just may work wonders!


But guess what, it doesn’t. The reality is this if you want to shave your head please feel free to do it at home, I do lol. If you think you can cut your bangs, well we don’t charge our clients for that anyway so why on earth would you?

If your thinking of coloring, chances are to get the right color you would need to invest more money in total than what it would cost for us to do it. But if you did do it then chances are ( not saying your not awesome but some things take years to learn can’t be learnt on YouTube )

Using food, oils and all sorts of mixtures as a miracle treatment for damaged hair? Reality is foods and oils in fact can create bacteria on the scalp which in turn may end up causing either hair loss or dry scalp! There are two treatments we recommend 1. linseed treatments by Alfa Parf 2.Olaplex if the hair is fried dead!

We encourage you to blow it out by yourself and are always here to rectify if when things go south. If your on a budget and we all are we suggest dropping in having a chat and seeing how the result can be achieved within your limits and get hair you love. 

Would you buy a car without the wheels?

Imagine you go shopping to buy a car, You would think it’s expected that tyres come with it no?


Well some Salons ( most in India ) charge you for shampoo & conditioner as an extra, I guess for some it’s ok to not wash hair?

If your getting a blow out to getting a color just heads up we do not charge you anything for it, it’s included because we know it needs to be done in order for us to perform our work so it goes without saying it’s included. 

So next time you see a car with no wheels or a salon charging you for shampoo & conditioner laugh 😂 then give us a call. 

When your blow out becomes a natural disaster! Are you getting my point

When your local salon decides to blow dry like your 10 feet away from a jet engine!


Hair should have 90% moisture removed gently before any styling starts and should not blow the hair around at all, the more it does the more frizz happens!

Tips for the perfect blow

  • Always end the styling with cool air 
  • Always use a leave in serum or conditioner
  • Pat hair don’t shake it
  • Blow in the direction of the cuticle

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. 

We come to you, anywhere, anytime

You could be a lazy bum, CEO, rich brat, Hollywood or Bollywood celebrity or just don’t like visiting a salon it doesn’t matter sometimes we all like what we like and if you want your hair done in the middle of the desert or poolside at your place to mid flight between meetings then yes we do cater to you!


When it comes to hair we have been requested all sorts of things, it’s not odd to want what you want, it’s odd not to ask for what you want. 

If you don’t ask the answer is always no!

So if you have a request for your hair to be done in a certain location give us a shout, it may require some extra work at the back end and of course it comes at a cost but what doesn’t. We go anywhere anytime! 

You don’t need to download a stupid app you don’t have space for just Email us to find out more

info@rodankersalons.com

When I think about you I touch myself

Get fuller hair, stop hair fall, get more shine, grow your hair faster!


All totally false claims aimed at making you feel like your missing out in something and a lot of major companies do it! Sure there may be things you genuinely don’t like about yourself and that’s ok I guess it’s kinda normal I don’t know many people who couldn’t give you one thing they don’t love about themselves. 

What we have to remember is the crazy cycle of life, we work hard to buy things we don’t really need so we feel better about ourselves, once we do it we wish we didn’t have to work so much so we could enjoy freedom. See what we mean?

Keep it all in perspective

Companies that claim to be the biggest, the best, the fastest, the cheapest or the most awarded really don’t cut it. What you need to do is buy into what feels right because of the brand not in search of a miracle product that will change your life. Only you can do that. 

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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. 

Your hair at 50%

So your friend started telling you a story, it was a great story and halfway they stopped dead and didn’t finish it. 


Getting our point yet?

We are a hair salon, we spend our time and energy on education and developing skills set both technically as well as personality not on creating complicated deals or packages to get you to spend money you don’t need too! 

Hairdressing is an art and not about doing a course then sitting back and saying you know it all because it simply doesn’t work that way. 

Come see for yourself what we do and how we do it?

Call 011-41010011

How to stay in bed another 30 min every day

This generation seem to sleep less and are more in touch with everything everywhere, but when it comes to getting out of bed we all need or maybe want an extra 20-30 min extra if we are honest!

So how to do it?

Well it sounds so basic you may want to skip to end but it’s really simple. 

Hair grows in certain ways on various parts of your hair, it falls in a certain direction, creating bumps, waves and weight in a way that is unique to you and your hair! No two heads are the same!

We cut hair both wet and dry, not just the act of  washing it or not washing it but it is the way we can predict the movement long after you have left the salon and are home alone on a Saturday night trying to get ready. 

Now before you go book yourself into your local salon please understand this, just cutting your hair dry will never ever ever be the same. It is a science of hair movement that we train on and takes years to understand as well as having the correct tools. 

If the hair is cut correctly there is no need for constant blow outs, unless your planning a more formal look or just want to treat yourself. 

So now you don’t have to worry about your hair as much in the mornings and you can sleep in a little. 

Free trip to Maldives!

So it’s just heating up and you want to get your gear off of head to the beach?


But you don’t have time off and barely enough money to get you to the airport let alone another country!

Get yourself in to get some legit beach curls which will make you feel like you have been away without having to spend more than a taxi fare!

Give us a call 011-41010011

Your shower is causing your hair fall

It’s a shower, you clean yourself and let’s be honest you should be doing it everyday if not twice if you’re a little obsessive. 


If you like a lot of people you have a little of this, a little of that, a jar practically the only thing left is the fragarance and you can’t bring yourself to throw it out. 

Clean up your bathroom!

Go get all the bottles now and start by putting in the bin the ones you have actually finished, the ones that are almost empty put in the bin! Before you buy anything else this all needs to be used up or given away. The shampoo and co dictionary your using now is not the same as it was 2 years ago. 

Once your done and finished with all these bottles or found a home for them, then it’s time to get into the salon and plan your hair care regime with intention. But until you make the effort in the bathroom nothing will follow suit. 

Gender neutral cuts

It’s 2017, we have boys dressing as girls and girls dressing as boys ( or at least your perception of what certain genders are meant to wear) We have a guy in power in America  who is possibly the most racist person this generation has ever seen! Let’s all stop judging and trying to label things that 10-20 years ago was nothing other than someone wants to wear there hair a certain way. 


Who said short hair is for guys and long hair is for girls! We have seen short hair on girls look hot and long hair on guys look completely meant to be. It’s not about putting it into a box and calling it any gender it’s hair, you don’t have to put things in Boxes.

Wear your hair how you want, please only yourself, it doesn’t define who you are, it makes you feel good about yourself and that is all that matters!

Who doesn’t want smooth and shiny hair?

Well our take on curl is if it’s maintained correctly you won’t look like a old mop head and you can let it be, chances are you treat it like crap, color it to inches of its life and expect a trim to fix all your problems. 


For those people you need education and for the small minority who actually need it, we do Keratin treatment. 

What is Keratin a treatment ?

It infuses hydrolized keratin back into the hair, using heat to secure it. If looked after can last 3-4 months however we do not recommend on coloured hair. 

How do you look after it?

Sulfate free shampoo ( SLS FREE ) that’s the nasty detergent in shampoo. Alfa Parf entire range contains zero SLS so your all good!

Does it make your hair poker straight?

200% no, it relaxes the curl or frizz by 30-40%

Does it strengthen the hair or cause damage? 

Well it certainly doesn’t strengthen it, it’s applied using heated irons @ 200-220 degrees 3-4 times so that is where the damage is done. If there is a lot of highlights and the hair is fine we do not recommend it. It is not a solution to fix Brocken hair, in fact it will make matters worst. Seek professional advice!

Global Keratin is it safe?

GK Keratin is one of the first companies in the world to have Fermaldahyde free product as well as the gas emitted. It’s not a carcenagetic and 100% safe. It’s NOT a treatment or a solution for damaged hair, it helps control frizz and curl not fix damaged hair. 

Is it expensive? 

Depending on the length and thickness no it’s not but that is subjective. We know how to do it properly and we don’t play around with this as it can cause a lot of damage, if your hair won’t take it or doesn’t need it we are possibly the only ones that happily say no!

Drop in or give us a call to get all the info 011-41010011

When your color is steel grey and bang on! 

So second time around veteran of color Awoka went steel grey and it’s looking awesome!


It’s become a color high in demand so we wanted to share a few things with you so you can make the right decision if this is for you or just a phase. Although nothing is permanent, it grows out and if you wait long enough you may just end up totally grey anyway right so what’s stopping you!
What’s involved and can I do it myself at home?

That’s kind of like asking a chef give me the recipe I want to make this at home right?! Even if we gave you a step by step it’s hardly something that years of training would could match up too that’s why it’s always a better result to get it done professionally. 

Firstly it needs to be lightened to the most pale white blonde and depending on the exact shade of the result toned to give the final result. Now blonde colors are endless, rose blonde, Sandy blonde, ash blonde, Snow White, ash blonde, dirty blonde and the lost could go on and on hence it is completely subjective. 

If your thinking about going dramatic we suggest seeking professional advice, whilst it’s not cheap, to get even close to what your heart wants requires patience and skill, often several applications of color and change of plans depending on the results in real time. 

How do you keep it this time?

Now here is the interesting part considering the water quality varies in every part of the world the tone can fade fairly fast so you need to take proper care. Use a sulfate free shampoo, always condition. A toning shampoo ( purple which counteracts the gold or yellow pigments ) can be used every second day to keep it perfect. Get the right advice and always get the hairstylist to show your there work before you take the plunge!

Products we use and recommend are Alfa Parf Milano! 

When your shoe collection is on fleek but your hair is outdated!

Recently someone we know was asked about his collection of runners, now in fairness this is not even 10% of his apparently in excess of 100 pairs ( all in perfect condition ) runners!


Proudly flaunting them, it’s his jam, maybe Jim jams but either way he loves them and happy for him. A little fitness on fleek obsessed but we love him so it’s ok. 

However, are you focusing on your footwear too much?

We all know someone that has an obsession and neglects other areas of there look, it’s about balance. 

You have a friend that has the coolest collection of shoes but the worst hair known to mankind?

Hey if this is you and your happy that’s perfectly fine, if your happy and your hair looks a little dodgy then give us a call. 

Was Bobby pinned correctly?

Too often we see Bobby pins being randomly left visible in a hair up when in fact unless it’s a statement or done in a way that is the style it looks plain cheap and ugly. 

Mistakes happen and if it’s a casual thing then the odd visible pin is perfectly fine, but if it’s meant to be a formal look then you really shouldn’t be seeing slip ups!

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

Advocado’s are in Top knots are out guys!

Yes breaking news, top knots on guys are out and yes advocado’s are so in this season!


Fresh crusty bread and slices with rock salt and a little lemon. 

Leave your hair out or cut it off, this undercut top knot thing looks not cool

Sorry this is not working, let’s break up

You only say goodbye to something when it’s not working and no matter how much fun, love or good times if you can’t fix it then it’s time to say ” see ya wouldn’t want to be ya”


Could be your hairdresser who still tells you to make your hair poker straight or it could be those straightening irons you got in 2005 that were state of the art with the best technology then but it’s years later and the technology is so much better. 

Every now and then it’s a good idea to pull them out, dust them off and check the condition of them & clean them. Too much of anything can be bad so don’t use them more than twice a week and always use a heat protector when using.  The irons and electrical equipment we use and recommend is Alan Truman

Maybe it’s time to say goodbye

Has your hairdresser pushing harder than a drug dealer?

The reality is a lot of people have got into this business to exploit, both consumers as well as the industry, to get as much out of it as possible at any cost with little or no regard for hair, integrity or reputation. 


The flip side of this reality is that thankfully the consumer is catching up especially in areas that has been most effected. 

20-30 years ago in the west it was exactly the same, make as much as you can as fast as you can, like a kid that’s been given free range at the candy store with eyes bigger than his belly. What happens is eventually what you promise can’t be delivered because your only focus was maximising turnover versus maxamizing quality and building relationships. It should never be about rebates or group discount over quality and Developement. 

Our philosophy is simple, if your better off with it then without it, then we will tell you otherwise we won’t. The only focus is on helping you have the hair you want everyday, not just getting the biggest sale from you. 

Now not all salons are like this but the trend is this, do everything, do deals, coupons, discount etc and people will try it, the reality is the people you attract only want it because it’s cheap, they don’t want quality nor understand it, they want cheap. We educate hairstylists around India but also throughout the world and this is bought up almost every single time. Hairdresser get it but sadly others don’t. 

Alfa Parf Milano values are about sustainable hairdressing, education and a long term relationship inward as well as outward and that’s why we choose them  to be our primary product of choice. 

You have long hair and want a change?

Sure you may not be a rockstar with a hairdresser looking after your daily issues, your go to may be a top knot or a low pony and to be honest it’s getting a little boring!


But you don’t want to cut it, you don’t want to layer it or cut a fringe so what’s left? You visit the salon and say ” don’t cut the length, I don’t wants bangs, I like the color make me look different. We are guessing the hairdresser probly thinks your crackers. 

You may just need styling options, then in that case head in and discuss that with your stylist. If your serious about a change something either needs to be added or subtracted from what’s on your head, this may mean color, it may be some layering but something has to happen in order for there to be a change. 

Often boredom has been building up for some time and you really have no clue how to get out of the rut so get some inspiration from social media using some hashtags and see if anything looks interesting and head on into the salon. 

For hairdressers, it’s not about cutting it off, it’s about working out that image you have in your mind and delivering it, so lots of questions are needed to make sure we know we understood what’s going on inside your head. 

Tips to get your hair summer ready!

Yep it’s getting hotter everyday and it’s only a matter of time before temperatures reach 40+ daily for the next 4-5 months! 

Is your hair ready to get through this?


Most likely it’s not let’s be honest, it’s like knowing your off on holidays and you need to pack, you know you do forcwwwks in advance but end up shoving crap into your bag moments before heading to the airport. So what can you do to get your hair ready? 

  • Think trim every 6 weeks, let’s start now. 
  • Linseed treatments by Alfa Parf, yes they work, every 6-8 weeks to rehydrate the hair. It’s not a fluffy head massage like the hair spa your used too but it actually works so totally worth it.  
  • Plan colors in advance so your not overdoing it. 
  • Get your irons out, if they are more than 12 months old time to invest in new ones ( technology changes fast and improvements have been made every few months )
  • Hairdryers are the same check out Recommended Hair dryer & Irons by Alan Truman the difference is huge. 
  • Don’t let your local salon burn your hair, if your weekly blow out is putting your hair through pain, chances are it will eventually catch up with you leaving your hair dry and damaged. 
  • Use a water soluble leave in serum that has UV protection and heat protection like Cristali liquid by Alfa Parf Milano.  
  • Wash daily, perspiration on your scalp left causes bacterial infection hence a dry scalp, you need to remove that every day, for some people twice a day if your working outside or perspiring a lot. 
  • Always condition
  • Avoid OIL!!! It will accelerate the heat fro. The sun, evaporate the moisture in your hair and whilst it will make it shinny from the burnt film of oil on your hair. 

In terms of style and what’s in, it’s  all about texture, beachy waves not curl, guys it all about texture!

A hairy wedgie?

Ever seen some pants, dress or top that you love and thought you just had to have it and been too lazy to try it on before you buy it?


Just like your hair, a cut or color is not just a cut and color there is a huge difference between good bad and just plain wrong! If your blessed enough not to have experienced hideous congratulations, but if you have then maybe you understand that it’s not a product but a service. To get it right takes skill, understanding of what your after and a realistic approach ( sometimes it’s just not possible on certain hair ). So before you get sucked into people selling a haircut like it’s a litre of milk check first because the difference between that pair of pants that is giving you a wedgie and a bad haircut, you can return the pants! 

Always get the right advice

There is always a reason for everything we do, sure at times our explanation may be different but it usually gets our point across.  


When you have the right tools or products but don’t know the exact way to use them things can go very wrong, maybe not as wrong as the image above ( who read use small amount to make anything spicy 🌶 hot )

When we talk about hair care it’s always as much about how to use it rather than just selling it because if you don’t use it the right way, you won’t like it and won’t see the benefit so it’s useless. It’s all about knowing how, when, where and how much. A great hairstylist will explain all of this to you and should be reducing the amount of things your using to get the desired result rather than filling up your bathroom full of things you will never use. 

Get some free hair advice, drop in and see us!

How to grow healthy hair 

Do I need to take supplements?


So we get asked a lot about how to grow healthier hair and even though we know the science on how too, we thought it a good idea to share some basics on our bodies and how hair is grown ( and it’s not like growing basil 🌿 or tomatoes 🍅)

What you need to have healthy hair

  • A balanced diet, yes your body requires a combination of all food groups to function to the. Best it can be. 
  • The idea of eating crap, not sleeping properly, not drinking enough water and thinking you can use certain products to fix what’s happening internally doesn’t work. 
  • Regular trims, yes every 6/8 weeks regardless of what length you have. 
  • Good products, that are for your hair right now, not the same products you have been using since 1987 because you mum bought them. 
  • Sulfate & parabin free shampoo as it contains less chemicals which strip the scalp and can dry it out. 
  • Don’t over process your hair just because it’s on sale, you can’t stock up on your hair color. Only do things that are needed, don’t over do it. 
  • Hair spa and oil massages are not going to fix much if not anything at all. If that’s your go too then you need to come see us to explain what oil does on your scalp and hair

Hair growth can not be altered, hair growth and the speed comes from within and is almost the same for everyone on planet earth. 

Is double shampooing really the secret to perfect hair!

So much information on how many times a week you should wash your hair, what’s the perfect amount, will it cause your hair to fall out and the list goes on!


We reccomend washing your hair daily once with a sulfate free shampoo ( we reccomend Alfa Parf ) now if your washing it every second or third day then doubling up and washing twice is needed to make sure that all the natural sebum and pollution is removed. Would you wash your face every second or third day because you don’t want to reapply make up? I’m guessing not!

Will washing it twice cause hair loss, no it won’t!

Always use a conditioner and always comb it through when the conditioner is in from ends to roots then rinse. 

So yes double shampooing is possibly what will make your hair actually shine! 

The only time Its ok to cum early 

Some times we forget to think of other people, you get caught in traffic or you just are someone who runs late!


Your always welcome to come early to your hair appointment!

We have brewed coffee not instant crap and cool music plus wifi so no excuses you don’t need to hide your face under the blankets, we like it like that 

She got banged and it wasn’t from Donald Trump find out more!

So we have been saying bangs are back and make the world of difference and boom, Hillary Clinton


She finally took our advice and got it done! What are you waiting for?

Bangs are back and change your look completely so why not drop in and see if it’s the change to make your look great again!

Behind every brand 

What is a brand, is it just a logo, a name?


When your building brand be it a person or a business the reputation or what the brand stands for is what the value is. It’s one thing to open a business it’s a completely other thing to build a brand. We see some businesses open and close, some doing a little this and that and not really standing for anything just a little of everything. To be sustainable in life we have to evolve and stand for something and have a firm understanding of what that is, it’s no use saying it but not actually believing it, we humans are far smarter than that it has to be authentic as well as understood. It’s like owning a service manual for a car, it doesn’t mean you know how to fix it or even understand how or why it works. 

What we believe in is sustainable and to be the best daily in what we do both for the brand, the clients and for the future. 

This post was originally posted on rod-anker.com 2 years ago so yes you have heard it before 😜

Swipe right it’s a match!

We have all heard the word “cash” far too much in the last few months and we can all sit and debate it for the next 12 but we can all agree finally more people accept cards!


In fact we not only love working with cars more, we encourage it! Saves time sending people to wait in a que everyday and since we do all our payment on line it makes total sense. 

So before you pull out cash, do yourself a favor and us and pay card! 

Are you sleeping around?

We have all had those dreams ( well I keep telling myself it’s we not me 😳)  you have the perfect clear AF dream, so fresh so vivid it’s scary. You wake up in a cold sweat in complete darkness only to realize it was just a dream. 


The following morning you wake up feeling dirty, did you really just have your hair cut in your dream? You check in the mirror and nope it’s still there. 

But maybe your dream hair is just a phone call away?!

Best salon in Delhi

Ever wondered who is the best?

Honestly it’s not our focus but here is a few ways tried and tested to find out who you should trust on your hair!

  1. Obviously google but I’m guessing paid visibility will outway actual talent but check. 
  2. Awards are typically paid for, if you don’t know the people awarding it chances are it was paid lol 
  3. Awards from magazines or organisations outside India sadly have a bit more weight. 
  4. Check the website, if it’s about sell sell sell then run run run, it should be about skill, craft and the work. 
  5. Google the team, check who they are, check Facebook and troll the comments. 
  6. Instagram, do they post work or sales? Again depends on if your looking for quality or cheap. 
  7. Are they a one stop shop? Or do they do limited services. You want a salon that specialises in being the best.  
  8. Size doesn’t matter, some of the best hairdressers throughout history have not had locations on every street corner. 
  9. Ask your friends, family and stop a stranger to check who did there hair. 
  10. Shortlist and visit each and just have a chat, if it feels right then it’s right. 

Google is one thing, but you have to do your own research. 

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Your hair is the art

Yes we have white walls, no we don’t have a TV playing the cricket or Bollywood movies or some daytime sitcom ( I think your again thinking of a Saloon or Parlour ) we are a HAIR salon. 


We don’t want distractions, your hair is our only focus, it is the art but instead of being on the walls it’s on your head!

Length wohi Rakho.. Papa marenge 

Picture this you have grown your hair for the last decade and you have decided to get a change!


You stroll into your salon and blurt out ” I want a change, don’t cut the length, I don’t want color, I like the curl, I don’t have much time and only have 200 rupees” !

Now stop, re read the above and ask yourself if that is more of a scene from a comedy show or likely to happen? 

It’s one thing to have a wish list, it’s another to be in denial, some things are just not realistic or even possible. You don’t have to spend a fortune on your hair, in fact often less than what you expect! 

Btw this is what ” I want three layers looks like”!

Get onto Pinterest or Instagram and get some inspiration and done in and have a discussion and let’s create a realistic plan. 

Time to start talking head! 

So today is a new day girls and yesterday was all about girl power because it was International woman’s day but today is a new day! A fresh start, a day to start thinking different. 


We want you to invest the time and energy you put into your every expanding shoe collection into your hair, yes no more shoes only hair! Head to toe not toe too, then the conversation stops!

Imagine if your hair had that attention for even a week?! Start pinning, start posting and get yourself a lust list for your hair!

So you think you can dance 

So this guy can’t sing let’s just get that straight and this is not a photo of him dancing ( no one wants to see that we assure you )!


We do a lot of training for the industry here throughout India, with people who want to learn, who are passionate about growth. Earlier this week Rod was in Bangalore with “Alan Truman” brand showcasing various new irons and equipment which we use and love. The pencil stick iron creates spiral type curls instantly which last until it’s washed out, simple to use and styling options are endless. This is a game changer in terms of creating texture and form that has been missing in the market he screamed on stage ( again he thinks he is some kind of rockstar ) 

If your bored with styling and want something new check out Alan Truman products not just the pencil stick but the Argan oil coated tapered tongs to create beach curls are bang on!

Holi Sh^#

So there is several ways to get a little color in your hair, you can choose to spend hours getting it done, or you can go to a Holi party and have it totally destroyed in seconds looking like a Unicorn on ice!


It’s ok it’s a natural color and washes out, it will do no harm? Seriously that is so far fetched it’s not funny, it stains and on blonde hair will be almost impossible to get it out, it stains better than any color be it paint or lipstick once it’s there good luck getting it out!!

Can you put anything on it to prevent it from staining your perfect blonde…. easiest answer is NO, you can soak it in oil, mask, a styling paste, gel etc etc but I assure you it will still find a way to get through and ruin your hair. You can wear a scarf but when water is added and coloured powder meet then it will go through all material so the easiest suggestion is avoid the random throwing of coloured powder if you love your color, if you don’t mind looking like a unicorn 🦄 for a while then go for it!

Best to get a pre Holi treatment like Alfa Parf linseed treatment which will close the cuticle tightly which will help reduce color absorbing. 

6 new styles trending for down south!

Rather than talking about 101 ways to cover it up on woman’s day, we know real woman should be able to do whatever the hell they like so considering we don’t do waxing we decided to put together some fresh looks for you in case you didn’t have a plan. 


Something there for everyone, if in doubt grow it out!

Embrace a woman’s right to do whatever she wants to do, wear whatever she wants to wear and do her hair however she wants too! That’s respect!

Pants off

We don’t believe in celebrating Womans day today, we celebrate everyday by embracing the unique way each woman wants to express herself!


Pants off, pants on, loose too, no top, long dress short dress the choice is yours we love and respect you every day!

Respect woman everyday do not judge on what is worn rather than the person they are. 

Why on planet earth would you straighten your hair?

Get it done it’s on special they said. It will make your hair easy to manage they said. No more curly hair they said. It will make your hair look healthy they said.  Well guess what, there is a downside!


You’ve decided to grown out your rebounded hair because well basically it ruined the condition ( no surprise there! ) and now it looks like bollocks, what to do?

Yes we can sit here and laugh and tell you we told you, which would be funny but not so helpful so here are your options. 

  • Cut it short to remove 3/4 of the straight bonded ends. This will help but still be a bit annoying. 
  • Keratin the roots to blend it a little.  Not ideal but visually a little better. 
  • Blow dry the roots straight until you have enough length to cut the ends off. 

No one said it would be easy.  Careful with something that sounds too good to be true. Rebonding and straightening in our opinion are possible the worst thing to do to hair!

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. 

Namaskar parlor yahi hai kya?

Saloon, Salon or Parlour is it the same thing? 

Well this is not really a secret but some people tend not to understand just like some people think all Indian food is the same, there is a huge difference. Let’s look at them. 



A parlour

This is typically your local place that does everything from waxing you on the chair while your hair is getting blow dried to send someone down the road to pick up your shopping once you arrive 20 min late and is a very casual setting typically a small space. Typically don’t do male clients. 

Saloon

Now whilst in most parts of the world this is a place you grab a drink especially if your in the Wild West lol. However in India this is again a place that will do everything and anything from bleech your brows, straighten your hair and wax your legs all at the same time, why… well it’s all about maximizing turnover I guess. Typical prices, more typical results sprinkled with a little this and that. Don’t specialize in anything just do a little of everything. Do make and female clients kids and will also pick up your lunch, shopping and walk you to the car to hand you the change because your nails are still wet. Don’t worry they too are all about max turnover and they will say good bye each visit shamelessly waiting for there tip.  But you can relax in this type of space because they have a tv playing all the annoying shows you hate while the radio or old songs your grandmother listened too whilst your getting your not Instagram worthy hair done. 

Salon

One “o” missing but is nothing like the above. Will do hair, possible mani pedi but it’s all about hair, no tv only good tunes and professional staff ( typically )they regularly get training, they want training, they understand hair better than most and they love what they do and don’t wait on check out for a tip, they don’t want it. It’s about the work. They do things different, they talk normally and are focused and driven to deliver the best hair you have ever had. No flying nails being clipped off someone’s feet beside you, no waxing being done on some aunties legs beside you and no uncle getting his mani pedi done while he is drinking chai, talking on the phone screaming at his help and eating his lunch all at the same time. Ask them to collect your shopping if they are free they may do it but it’s not there job!
Now I already hear you saying that some salons function like saloons, some salons do the same things as saloons, well they are in fact saloons then. 

If your shopping for a place to get your hair done, be it under the local tree, a small room above the pizza shop or the professional space locally understand just like a fruit shop doesn’t sell meat, a tailor doesn’t do car repairs and a furniture seller doesn’t do medical procedures there is a huge difference between the 3. 
By the way all have a space in the market we just choose to be a salon and not a parlour or a saloon!

Blonde is possible on Indian hair!

If your a stalker you may remember this face from a month back when it was steel grey now we have gone beach blonde and it’s looking hawt!


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Yes Indian hair can go white without having to be an Uncle, it’s time consuming and will test your patience but we think it’s worth it! 

You may also remember Santu Misra who went blonde late last year Santu goes to the beach 🌊 it’s not only possible, more and more guys are doing it!

It can take 3 applications of lightening powder, several toners and a lot of patience! ( bring your battery charger! )  You can not predict time, cost or result 100% as it depends on your hair however even if on the day you strike gold, we would suggest 24 hour gaps and re apply until desired result is achieved. Once your have shared your target color we do the rest until we get it!

Myths

No your hair won’t fall out

No it’s not going to make you bald

It’s permanent and will grow out, it won’t wash out.  The tone may change over time however it will still be light

It’s not cheap, varies from head to head depending on texture, length etc

Can you add pastel once your that light? Yesssss

Drop in and have a chat about what your dream color is and let’s see what is possible. 

We use Alfa Parf Milano hair color only!

Our style’s Menu dropped

You decided a change is what you want but not sure what, how, why etc well possibly the biggest mistake is choosing from a style book!


It’s not like going to a Korean restaurant and choosing fro. The photos because nothing is in English ( although we all do that based on if we want to eat that’s the only way it’s going to happen ). Hair texture, density, movement and face shape is always I repeat always different from person to person. 

A proper consultation, an in depth discussion about your hair, the history, what you love, what you hate, what your styling expectations are, what you want it to say and the list goes on!

Creating beautiful hair that you love is a collaboration between you and the hairstylist and rarely happens by choosing style 69. 

If your salon visit starts with hello Madam trim? Then it’s time to experience a salon not a saloon.

So you have joined a Cult?

So you’ve joined a cult, you need to fit in ( we get it, not our thing but ok ) you are told your hair has to be exactly the same as the other 452963 members, shoulder blade, black all the one length and braided pony tail. 


But let’s just imagine for a moment your not in a bus 🚌 on the way to the private “farm” where you will all eat the same food, wear the same clothes and show the exact same personality. Wouldn’t it be nice to look & behave a little different or at the very least not have too?

What if you want to be brown, have some layers, maybe some bangs, maybe wear it out? Omg you could do so much it’s making us feel anxious, my head is going to explode, you could actually stand out. 

In case you didn’t get on that bus pick up the phone and call us on 011-41010011

You can’t buy it on line!

With everyone trying to sell everything on line there are some things that “online” will never be able to deliver. 


Unless your ordering a wig of course!

Hair is a people’s business and it’s personality driven service based on skill and delivered through the culture of the salon. The reality is a lot of salons in India still think they by opening the doors employing whoever and not investing in training and Developement of the team that success will follow. This could not be further from reality. 

If you think that a salon is a salon, drop in and tell us, we are fairly sure you will get it within 5 minutes. 

Meanwhile please shop for all your other things on line god knows you need it but it’s always good therapy 

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!

You look like they just dragged you out of the swamp 

So your a walking train wreck, your hair even freshly washed looks more like you have been rescued from the local swamp or Cess pool. Friends have given up asking, what on earth you think you are trying to do. The closest thing to a date in Like forever is a prune lol


Yes I think it’s time to visit us! 

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Important info on your new personality update

We don’t go to school leave then stop learning, in fact at school we learn very little in the grand scheme of things so constant updates are required in order for us to grow in our personality, work  and life. 


Growing doesn’t mean steroids, it means learning new things, being a better human, fixing bugs and becoming the best person you can be.  It’s not a copy + paste from others it’s about changing you, not sweetheart your not perfect, no one is. 

If there is heart and no head or visa versa you life would be not only boring but a disaster. Humans  have been evolving since Adam & Eve so let’s continue that journey and just because you have a beautiful printed certificate hanging so proudly above your desk from 20 years ago, try to grow and upgrade yourself daily. 

If you point a finger there is 4 pointing back at you, change starts with you

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.  


I want you home by 5 and grown your hair!

It’s a sad situation that in a world that can send a human to the moon we think it’s ok to dictate to another human how to wear there hair! Ironically If your in prison or in the Army then I guess you should be told what to do with “your” hair but if your in a relationship I really doubt anyone on planet earth should think they have the right to tell you how to wear your hair!


Don’t cut it too much my husband will go crazy!

I would think most people in the world who respect themselves would consider this mental & emotional abuse. To think that one person who is meant to love you, will suddenly stop loving you ( or dictate there view with consequences if not followed ) is simply crazy and depressing!

When we have clients in the salon that say “I would love to cut it short but I can’t, what to do” our reply is cut it short! People should be free to wear there hair, long, short, color or no color as they wish without fear from persecution from anyone especially people who are meant to be there for you unconditionally. 

Give me something yummy! 

When it comes to explaining what look your after be it a color or a cut it can be very difficult, we have heard it all!


Some discriptions include ( actual conversations)

  • I want a really yummy color
  • I want it rich, not dark, not light, not red but not flat
  • It should look sporty, casual but still formal
  • Don’t cut the length, the layers and I don’t want bangs or to change the color but it has to look 100% different
  • I want to wash it and not do anything but it should be exactly like this photo ( shows a photo from a Chanel campaign) and I don’t want to use anything on it!
  • I want it to look like sex
  • Has to match everything in my wardrobe.  
  • I want the color to be seen, not by everyone especially not my parents. 
  • I want it to be very light but the roots can’t grow out dark ( this one was hard to keep a straight face 😐)
  • I know I have black hair but I want it white, I only have 30-40 min. 

And the list goes on!

We know it’s hard to explain something that is in your head better than anyone else, we know the right questions to ask, the right questions not too and the references to get your taste buds wet! Getting a feeling or an image out of your brain is what we do and what we train on so you will know the difference between average and the best hair you have ever had!

We will have you licking the mirror by the time the clubs open!

You have been searching the Internet, on line and clubs but you still haven’t found the perfect hair that turns you on?


Maybe your looking for love in all the wrong places!

Drop us a email, a DM on Instagram or rock into our salon and we will get you licking the mirror before the clubs open!

Let your words be a bunch of roses 🌹 

We have spoken about this before, but feel it needs to be spoken about more as a lot of people don’t get it. Really doesn’t matter what you believe in, the reality is the words the exit your mouth dictate the person you are perceived to be. Speak with anger, anger follows you around. Speak with love, love will chase you like a dog that hasn’t been fed for a week.

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It’s sad that today we still hear people going to work and being spoken too like they are slaves, people going into salons being told there hair is terrible, you walk out in the street people screaming at each other. Where is basic humanity? When was it ok to talk to people or about people like they are less than equal?

Fact is it’s not ok, doesn’t matter if you are born in the back of an auto rickshaw, or in a penthouse there is no difference we all came into the world the same and respect is basic essential. Quite often we are told that some hairdressers use the “tactic” of putting down clients current hair or previous cut simply to make themselves look better when in fact most people see directly through it and understand it’s rude and completely wrong!

We respect everyone the same, we expect it in return as the saying goes ” Only good vibes”

Come and experience hairdressing the way it should be!

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! 

You get color all over your face?

As the saying goes, work in shit, fall in shit and it’s never more true than getting a color done. I guess applying color to someone’s head is easier than going duck shooting but some hairdressers still think they are being artistic by creating a horizontal canvas across your head, face, floor, chair and at times the walls. Clean sections and attention to details is the best way to color hair, in fact if they have to get color remover out and scrub your face to remove it you should be re thinking your choice in salons. 


Often people will ask put more color on, as if by putting double it may last longer. Sadly this is not true, in some situations it creates more heat and alters the color process.  Color on ends is not something you should be doing often at all in fact unless there is a major problem color on ends should be slightly lighter than the roots so by doing it the only thing your doing is drying ou