Face shape matters

I see so many blogs, articles etc on face shape and honestly most same more or less the same thing sure some are better but for the most part apparently we have all read it. 

The sad reality is most people think it doesn’t apply to them, or their face. So to put things into perspective let me explain it, if you have a face ( even tho most weekends you get off your face, that’s a completely different discussion ) then you need to make sure your hair is not making it harder, fatter, thinner, wider or longer. 


Sure it’s a hard task to find the best salon or hairdresser when everyone is claiming to be the best but you have to do your research. Too many times I see people with very hard features that make them look harsh, angry or masculine when a few small tweeks could completely change not only the look but how others treat you!

Get on line find the best person to speak too or Talk to your hairstylist. 

State winner

So many want to be biggest & fastest etc but when it comes to our ethos we just want to be the best, create an environment that encourages, supports and pushes the next generation to excel. Creating people who want to win, who are empowered to excel is what makes building our brand the most fun and rewarding because this will change lives forever!

Very proud of Simran Kaur from our Salon at Pullman hotel for taking out first place in the state championships! Winning some cash and now competing in the National finals, where the winner will be off to the Middle East to compete for the Global title against the rest of the world. 

It goes without saying how proud of Simran we are and she will be training hard over the coming month in preperation for the Nationals.

Go Simmy Go

We don’t want your blood, we want your heart & soul 


Anyone who is successful at anything will always be asked by others to teach them how and show them something they can do to be the same. Yeah sure there is some techniques, experience, personality etc etc and the list goes on but the one thing that makes it all happen is….

Passion! Without heart and soul nothing will have the fuel to survive. The funny thing that I have to mention which is not as easy to grasp as a leader, boss educator is that with passion comes opinion, you should not try and put out that fire in anyone’s  belly. By trying to dominate others opinion you are dulling their passion for what they are doing and in effect what you have them on your team for! Too often I’ve seen so called bosses tell people not to think just do as they are told, then wonder why their business is average. 

Encourage diversity in the team, full hearts and minds with hunger for more. Having one of the best teams in the country I can honestly say we don’t always agree,but I’m incredibly happy with that because that’s who we are as a brand. 

Want to be part of the @rodankersalons team then shoot us a message or drop an email to info@rodankersalons.com 

The newest way to Color  is here!


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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Your face shape matters

By now I hope you know that just because certain hair looks good on your friend or favourite personality it won’t always be the same case with you and your head! The biggest challenge with trying to appeal to the masses is that everyone has a different face shape, different personality and unique goals and dreams. Not everyone should have fullness, not everyone should wear their hair long or short, curly or straight. 

When your choosing your stylist make sure you go to one that discusses your goals and understands your hair, face shape and personality enough to be able to make you look the best!

The biggest exit since BREXIT

With the entire world occupied 24 hours a day between looking after people in the real world to attracting people in the on line world, be it for personal or business purposes we all have less and less time for the things we used to have ample time for just a few years ago so it’s no wonder why trends are changing. In order for us to adapt to the world there is always small changes that happen over time so we can survive, sadly some of us at times struggle with change and try and hold on to what we did years ago in the hope that nothing in our world will change.

Well no matter what we do its changing and there is nothing you can do to stop it, embrace it because change is always good no matter how scared you are you have no choice but to ride it as a positive!

With hair trends the move towards more natural and free hair started a few years ago and is now gaining momentum here in India with more and more people looking for ways to break free from getting their same blow out every few days, here is a few tricks to help get a more natural look without much effort.

  1. Comb your hair with a wide tooth comb whilst in the shower with conditioner in it, the conditioner acts as a lubricant and will prevent friction on the hair
  2. Once out of the shower, only pat do not shake- remember the more gentle you are on the hair the less aggravation on the hair so the less frizz
  3. Using a leave in conditioner, serum, moisture crème is all a good idea unless you have super fine hair, but remember lightly and not on the roots
  4. Sea Salt ( Label M is my go to for all texture styling ) should be used the moment you get out of the shower depending on length 4-6 pumps on roots to mid lengths
  5. DONT OVER TOUCH IT – Sometime we get a little over anxious and want to touch it too much, do not play with it, let it be and do not run your fingers through it, this will create frizz

Give these tips a try and I am sure your hair will be looking more relevant and cool

 

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Hot hair comes out of salons not boxes

It’s not a new request to get asked for DIY instructions, just like chefs get asked for the recipe it’s never going to be the same. Well for me anyway doesn’t help even with YouTube, maybe get you closer to getting the end result but there is always hidden issues. 
After training for 4 years to become a qualified hairstylist you can never put that amount of info on the back of a box no matter how small the font. 

Natural is the new black

There has been a mass exodus on overdone hair that’s high Maintainence and just plain too stiff.  Good thing too, none us have the time and none of us want to see it anymore. 

If your trying to make the transition it can be a little rough because no matter what anyone says you may feel as tho your hair looks a little messy.  Here are some tips and tricks to try. Hope it helps

1. Use a leave in serum when the hair is wet, closes the cuticle and reduces frizz ( check out Alfa Parf Cristali liquid )

2. Don’t blowdry,pat dry only and don’t be tempted to comb or brush once your out of the shower. 

3. Until you get used to the look products are your best friend, it’s all about texture & control. Have a few in the bathroom like a leave in conditioner, sea salt spray and a paste or light creme styler. 

Once the hair is dry a few pumps of sea salt at the roots will add movement and texture. If it’s getting a little fly away or frizzy try a light creme on the ends or a few pumps of leave in conditioner will sort that out fairly fast. 


Now just because you want it to look like you haven’t done it, don’t think you don’t have to do anything! In fact you still need to be visiting the salon every 6-8 weeks it’s important to maintain the foundation and condition of your hair. 

Products I would use

Protein Spray by Label M

Cristalli liquid by Alfa Parf

Curl control creme by Label m

Leave in conditioner by Schwarzkopf 

Fast food & made to order Hair

Your hungry and don’t really care about what your eating because your about 35 seconds from eating your arm then you pick up the phone and order the fastest thing. It’s ok we have all done it, certainly not the best thing for you  if your planning on it being a daily activity but once in a blue moon is fine I say!

Now when it comes to your hair a lot of you ( yes a lot! ) choose your hair salon based on the best deal, coupon or promotion. Now whilst I know and it’s true for all of us that there is a budget for us all for most things. We need to understand the difference and the actual cost of a bad or under researched decision.

1. A good haircut should last your 6-8 weeks, should sit in shape and be manageable for most of this time.

2. A lot of people I talk to say they get a color every 2-3 weeks and hate being tied to the salon. I would say 5 weeks is ideal anything before that your color is either A. High fashion color B. Wrong choice of color.

Either way your spending too much and wasting too much time, re asses the look vs time you are happy to spend in the salon.

3. This is the most sensitive one which very few will admit. Most salons have a treatment or several treatments ( or maybe you understand if I say ” hairspa” ) that do very little to improving hair condition but are a great money earner. Yes it’s true a LOT are just as basic as a conditioner! A waste of time and money.

4. You will be told to go for this or that, your hair needs it etc etc and whilst sometimes it’s true a lot of the time it’s not. Some salons will try to convince you to do services that lock you into visiting more regularly just to squeeze a little out of you more often which means your spend is higher.

Now don’t get me wrong I’m not throwing stones I’m simply trying to explain that buying anything on price isn’t always cheaper. Besides all of the above there is obvious other factors to take into account.

Next time your out shopping on price maybe Google quality then drop into the salons shortlisted and have an honest conversation about what you can afford and what look your after.
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Dudes time get your hair game on

Guys tend to be lazy and lets be honest we do not invest the same amount of time or planning as woman do, clearly we are not as smart or well planned but times are changing! There is really no excuses that we blokes can sit back and think its fine not to make sure that your hair or grooming can be below average or at best average, no one is attracted to average other than other average people!

We think its about time that guys started spending more time and thought on there hair to change it up a little and stop looking so basic! Here are some cool ideas for you as we know you wont bother reading you simply want pictures so here goes!

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But if you think this is too short and you want to look a little bit more rockstar here you go!

 

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I suggest you make some time and head into the best salon and get a proper consultation on what you want, what would work and how to manage it!

 

Guys man up, get your hair game on!

 

Rohit Bal gets his cool on

Its a rare thing sadly that we come across someone who is so successful and is so down to earth!

 

 

 

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Great to have Rohit in our Salon on the weekend , as always lots of laughs and a solid chat about life!

If you want to get your look summer ready, be a boss and look on point then its time to come into see us at our new Salon in Meherchand market

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Braiding is the new Black

 

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Well thanks to a little help from the Kardashian girls we have seen a influx of braiding on social media which is great considering its summer here right now so its the perfect look to both keep you cool as well as looking hot!

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The great thing about braiding is the options, gone are the days when its just a simple braid, the options are only limited to your pinterest search so we thought it best to help you out with some ideas for the weekend in advance!

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Or if you feel you want to be a little more gangster then this is perfect!

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Spring / summer 2016 hair trends

Both on the catwalk and backstage, we are seeing a lot of new trends and the return of some classic favourites. Don’t worry, we are saving you from flipping through it all and have hand-picked some of our favourite looks so far this season.

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Marc  Jacobs

Baby Bangs – From models slaying SS16 Fashion week, to celebrities, to the trendy girl living next door to you, or in Rod’s case in the same house, short Bettie Page bangs are all the rage this season.  This style gives your face a fresh look and highlights your facial features. Keeping’ short messy bangs will never fail to add some edge, plus you don’t have to worry about hair coming on your face.

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Dolce Gabbana

Hair Accessories – SS16 saw the rise of hair accessories like never before. This season is all about getting your crowns out and wearing it like a ‘queen’. Simple accessories like metallic clips, or regal crowns that rocked the runaway at Dolce & Gabbana, it’s time to spend a little on hair accessories this season. But most importantly put some thought into it and don’t be mainstream!

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Chanel

SLEEK PONYTAILS – Who doesn’t  love this one? Straight hair left loose, or tied up into low, sleek ponytails (easy as shit). We saw models at Chanel rocking this look with simple accessories, if you want to soften the edges, you can “Dior” it up from the  runaway  by tying it low with a ribbon, be bold.

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Ruth Bell, we all have been crushing hard on this babe.

 

BUZZ CUT – The biggest (and boldest) cut of the season is the buzzcut! Only for the brave, if you have been dying to get a drastic make over and you have the right personality and attitude to pull it off, this look will change it all. When the temperature is boiling hot, time to SHAVE IT OFF! For some its the only choice they have, for many its a statement.

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Christopher Kane

 

CHOKER HAIR – We saw an influx of this style throughout fashion week, hair tucked into scarves and chokers, one look you can get really creative with, using chokers, to scarf’s to tuck in your hair. Perfect for a bad hair day or for times when you’re running out of time to style your hair, just tuck it in! For the Christopher Kane show you can also re use the plastic ties if anyone annoys you on the metro too!

 

Who knew zip ties could be cool?