India’s only dedicated hair Salon

One of the only dedicated hair salons in India, we only do hair. We know hair, only focus on hair and don’t claim anything outside that.

Sure we know you want to go out for dinner and eat in a restaurant that is known for Indian, Chinese, Italian, European, Japanese and be able to order French pastries for deserts. Well we know if you put all your energy into doing one thing the best, the other things don’t matter.

So no you won’t have nails being clipped feet away from you whilst your color is processing or be able to have your waxing done in the chair. However you will get the best hair available.

No food in the salon
Hair Salon

Important things to remember when book your next appointment

Firstly let’s start by saying we get it, on a personal note it’s a struggle to be on time anywhere with traffic so unpredictable.

When we book you in, we allocate a certain amount of time for what is needed. We allocate time between clients to clean and get prepared for our next client also and once the time to do your service is over so too are the chances of us being able to do it. We want to do your hair and the last thing we want is lost time and having to say we can not do your hair. When someone is late it creates an entire day of people affected and inconvenienced which is not what we want.

We dont “squeeze in” things and do work that’s not perfect and won’t rush it.

So if you are running late, which happens to everyone please call us and check if we can still do your hair given the delay.

By appointment only

We strive to be delivering beautiful hair each and everytime you visit. We all know sometimes things go astray and we do everything in our power to make sure we are consistent.

When making a booking, please ensure that you are on time, we typically run on time. If we are running late we will ensure to get in touch so your not inconvenienced.

Our bookings work on time, your appointment is time blocked, once it’s over we can’t get it back. Things happen, traffic, work or just about anything, it happens to us all. If you think you will be late, we request you to call and see if we can still look after you. It may mean you have to reschedule as we appreciate your time and everyone after you.

A few minutes +|- is more than ok however we need a certain amount of time to do justice to your hair. After all you are coming to us for a reason.

What you need to think about when changing your hair

Easier said than done when it comes to changing your hair. Often we think “why not” then comes the day and you are sitting in the chair staring at your reflection wondering if shaving your head is now such a smart idea.

Herb Ritts -Sinead O’conner

Change is good, just because you found a style that suits you doesn’t mean that’s it for the rest of your life. That can be a little boring seeing the exact same reflection day in day out. It doesn’t have to be monumental change, even small things can be exhilarating and offer a change of mood that will give you a little more energy and zest for life!

If you have been thinking of changing things up then why not just do it, don’t talk to others just do it!

How to find happiness in your next haircut!

It’s possible to wake up and live your hair every day!

How? Well it’s actually really simple if you spend a little time researching what it is you want your hair to say and how much effort you are willing to put in to maintain it.

It’s about matching expectations to effort and somewhere in there is reality which you need to come to grips with. We all want to be fit but few will put in the work to reach the pinnacle of our goals, it’s just fact. You can’t expect to wake up looking like you are ready to shoot for Vogue without any effort. However if you have the right cut, know how to manage it.

Could be as simple as knowing you want it long enough to put up in a pony tail or the bangs out of your face. Once you set the rules, it’s easy to get what you want.

Have a plan, save some references and have a honest talk with yourself before visiting your stylist.

5 things to beware before shaving your head

We are all officially over it and honestly hair is kind of the last thing on your mind we get it. It’s only on our mind because that’s what we do. If you are like many that get irritated with the smallest growth and inability to get a haircut when you want then maybe you should read this very carefully.

Before you take the big step here are 5 things you need to know!

1. It’s going to grow back, so don’t stress thinking this is the end

2. While you most likely don’t have to worry about your hair every week, once you get used to shaving it you will end up doing it every week at least!

3. You will save so much money you literally won’t know what to do with it!

4. Your shaped head whilst you think shaved head won’t suit you most likely is the same as everyone else. You aren’t that unique, sorry.

5. On a final note, your look will be suddenly timeless and no need to worry about trends it’s just bald!

So between the time and money you will save it’s almost a given that you should do it!

new year, new you ?

The date changed so that must mean things will be different right?

Well chances are nothing changes that fat but you can change your mindset and your look in almost an instant! Nothing feels better than an overhaul and something fresh when you leave the salon!

Getting something you will love can be like shopping blindfolded and you need to be a bit more mindful of change and the ramifications certain things will cause. Going from dark brown hair getting pastel pink is far from being low Maintainence but can be fun for sure!

Doesn’t matter if we are talking hair color or haircut it’s always a great idea to have 3 or 4 reference images ready so you and your hairstylist are on the same page. Describing a color can be hard but showing a photo it’s easier to ensure it’s understood.

When you want to be twin’s

So why wait, since the New Year has just begun get yourself on the right path now and set your own mood for 2022

The best hair of 2021

Let’s be honest most of us have had more to worry about than our hair this year but one thing has been common for all and that’s masks 😷 wearing a mask and the annoying hair that won’t behave around the mask is just annoying. Then to add to it try wearing glasses you will wish you had just stayed at home.

The best idea for hair is the mullet! It’s easy, low maintenance and lends itself to shaving off the sides so no more annoying hair! Just think about it, if you are thinking no then think about it some more! You will realise at some point we are right! Here is some visual inspiration to help convince those sceptics.

You’re welcome

Update on Opening hours and days

Well it’s been a while honestly hasn’t felt like much to chat about I guess that’s for everyone, conversations are all about you know what!

With the rise in “you know what” we are now only open on Odd days, which is rather fitting. Rest of restrictions are the same as they have always been for us. Only one person per booking in salon, no friends or cling ons allowed and maximum 2 clients at a time. Masks the entire time and must be on time.

Till next time be safe and as always Dm for bookings on Instagram

Make your color last longer

We always time our hair color based on events or parties you have coming up, you want it to look fresh when you see friends or family after all. So how do you get it to last longer?

A lot has to do with the canvas you are coloring on and the rest is how you treat it on a daily basis! Let’s talk canvas to start with. If you are 100% white ( or you call it grey) and you are coloring your hair dark the chances you will see the regrowth quickly is almost a sure thing! The more contrast you color your hair or the further away you color it from your natural hair the quicker you will notice the regrowth. Black hair that’s been colored blonde you will see the black dots in a few days and vice versa with white hair being colored black.

Solution is to either break up the solidness of the color by adding a variety in foils or go a shade or two lighter or darker towards your natural regrowth color.

Intense colors will fade quicker than natural colors and pastel colors life expectancy depends on the condition of the hair, the more damaged the hair is, the more exposed and open the cuticle is, the faster it will fade.

Use a Sulfate free shampoo, always condition and limit heat exposure from tools etc.

Regular trims every 6-8 weeks removes split ends, limiting overdoing colors and heat exposure and sulfate free shampoo and you will be on your way to a more consistent color.

Shower secrets

Creating good hair habits is like anything, it may take a little longer to break old habits but once you persist it will be worth it!

Putting your hair up like this may look good for a photo but creates frizz!

If you want to wash and wear your hair or even if you are blowing it out, the best thing you can do once out of the shower is not cause aggravation to the cuticle. Rubbing with a towel or twisting it up in a tight towel vertically is in fact not going to leave you with beautiful hair that’s frizz free once it’s taken out that’s for sure!

Grab an old T-shirt or someone else’s-in the house that’s soft and wrap your hair flat in that. For sure it will soak more moisture out of your hair plus not cause your cuticle to be open. It’s more gentle on the hair and will help your natural texture to be the best it can be!

Via Refinery 29

So before you continue your old ways try this out!

How to get the right haircut for your Faceshape

If you are like a lot of people you possibly have no idea which face shape you have and what is the perfect hairstyle for you! Don’t panic help us here, it’s not fool proof however this should give you a guide to get closer to what will work for you and your unique face. There are other factors apart from just face shape you need to think about like the Hair color or getting some Face framing color can alter the illusion of the shape of the face. 

Via Pinterest

Now whilst an oval face is open to almost any hairstyle we all need to be aware of other factors, like facial hair and hairlines. If you have an oval or rectangular face-shape and a high hairline this is NOT the haircut for you!

Long face with longer haircut via Pinterest

You might be saying, who on earth would wear hair like this, well this is possibly the most common asked for haircut. It makes the front of your head look stretched out, your forehead look 37% bigger and suddenly your nose looks abnormally longer. Add a little growth on your chin and now you look completely face tuned!

A haircut like this will make your forehead look huge! Via Pinterest

Getting the right advice and walking through options from a professional is the best way to make sure you know what you are doing. No one has a bad shape head, it maybe just a few small changes to your hair that make all the difference. Could be fading the hairline in at the back so your neck doesn’t look fat or adding slight sideburns on to add width to a round face.

Understanding your individual FACESHAPE is required so you look the best you can possible look!

If you are looking for the best hair salon in Delhi, check us out we specialise in only hair! 

Come have a free consultation with us and find out how we can help or give us a call on 01141010011

Want permanently curly hair?

It’s been a hot minute since perming was a thing, in fact a Luke warm few minutes actually! After the last few years we have had almost everyone wants less fuss and a more wash and go lifestyle compared to the high Maintainence lifestyle a lot of us had.

Curl can differ depending on what you desire, can be a controlled curl or a very natural movement you are after. It all depends on you but one thing is for sure, it’s a complete change to what you have now!

With little maintenance and minimal damage if any ( if done correctly ) it’s a really fun way to change things up.

Supports length on top for guys and even with no product looks great!

We now do Perming!

So if you have always wanted curls then you now can have them!

3 Reasons why a Micro Fringe is life changing

Let’s be honest, changing our mindset or the way we feel in the current situation is what we are all seeking right now. An escape, a change of scenery, an uplift in our mood and to feel good about ourselves. Can a simple haircut bring you that?

Well it can and by feeling fresh or having a new look it will most definitely give you a dose of oxytocin ( the Happy Hormone ) that could lift you up out of feeling blue.

Micro Bangs most definitely change the way you see yourself as well as others instantly as well as minimising the grow out time and length!

The color of your hair does NOT define you

Let just be honest, more than a few of you would see white hair and think age, yet more and more people are going grey ( or white ) younger than ever.

It makes no sense that the color of your hair dictates anything in your life, it’s as crazy as saying you need to dress “age appropriate” it’s stupid!

Iris Apfel just turned 100 and looks cooler than most people half her age!

Going white is a choice, if you are ok with it, do it! If you aren’t ready for it color it! It’s really that simple. Do not be ashamed of it, it’s you and you have so much more to you than the color of your hair!

If you need a little proof here it is!

We are restricting numbers

Whilst things have certainly become a lot less stressful in terms of the pandemic, we are still very aware that it’s not over and have not changed our approach since the start!

Maximum two clients at any time, no extra people allowed, everyone wearing mask the entire time. Temperature check and hand sanitizer upon entry.

We won’t be serving beverages or allowing people to drink or eat while in the salon. All this is fir everyone’s safety, physical and mental, regardless of your vaccination situation.

Bookings are suggested 3-4 days in advance and we are open 10-5pm Monday – Saturday

How do you say Balayagè

It’s not that new in fact it’s been around for years and has made a dramatic increase in the last 2-3 years. Now with everyone wanting a longer lasting color that doesn’t break the bank every month, this technique is it! It’s free hand painting on mid lengths to ends to avoid a grow out mark and ease of getting it done again for months. It’s maintenance friendly and can last up to 12-14 months depending on color and length.

It is adaptable to almost everyone and the only limitation is your imagination plus your base color! Yes your current base color matters. You can not be coloring your hair black or dark brown and expect by doing this you will be blonde in 1,2,3 or even 4 sittings. However it can be the ideal transitional color to break it up.

A subtle blend using the Balayagè technique

Can be bold, can be subtle depending on what you are after. The choice is yours.

Now how do you pronounce it? It’s a French word so it’s ok if you get it wrong. Balayagè pronounced “Belli-aj” it’s not a color, it’s a technique. Talk to your hairstylist and discuss if this technique is for you!

Instagram vs Reality

For some, the thought of Instagram being complete reality and for some people everything in life is easy is typically far from reality!

You’re in a hot air Baloon either way it’s amazing

So with constant influx of our time being on line we tend to end up believing what we see and that’s our reality when in fact it’s not. Perspective from a different angle life can look completely different. Not better or worse, just different.

Both nice photos but one maybe more appealing vs the other. Doesn’t change anything it’s just a photo

Now when it comes to hair it is a jungle of filters and effects to help make the Color un achievable so all the followers aspire to have hair the same and not be able to achieve it. Almost like they are the only ones who can get it. When in reality it’s simply a filter.

Same person, same day, same hair just a different angle and using the sun!
A little clever filter and look at the difference! via Instagram

So it’s important to remember to put things into perspective and have realistic expectations of yourself and your life. Don’t believe everything you see!

Badass Buzz Cuts for Girls

Who decided that if you were a certain sex your hair had to be this or that, stupid and it’s changed! thank goodness

It’s time you did what you wanted, short hair, long hair, pink hair, green hair it’s your hair so why not do what you want. Now short hair on woman screams confidence, sexy and super low Maintainence which sounds like 2021 hair if you ask us!

A dramatic increase is drastic haircuts so far this year and it’s far from over! So if it’s something that’s been in the back of your mind why not just do it!

Check out these before and after shots!

So what’s stopping you, it’s just hair!

Bad Eating habits could be causing your hair loss!

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.

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.

So best thing to do is start with a good well balanced diet, good healthy lifestyle and a good night sleep!

The Perfect Haircut for 2021

Looking for low Maintainence, wash and go but still want to feel hot then look no further! One of the biggest trends right now is going dramatic this could be your next look!

Needs very little styling if any, with long spliced into layers gives you a soft edge if you need it or a blunt finish if you feel like it!

You can create a soft bend once it’s dry just on the top layers
Or a slight twist on the ends, again once dry
Would you like bangs with that?
Or completely leave it straight

If you desperately need a change, this could be your next look!

Grombré taking over and we Love it!

The last 18 months life has changed and we have all taken a long hard look at who we are, what we do and who we want to be. We have seen a dramatic increase in people growing colors out, grey hair is now cool!

Actually it always was but a lot of us had a very warped impression we should all look the same no matter what our age was or no matter what your natural color was. The upkeep on coloring white hair dark is out of control, seeing some people doing it every week so no one would notice that in fact you are 90% white.

Imagine not being able to go away for 2 weeks anywhere in the world without worrying about where you would get your color touched up!? The dark color would make the light natural color look terribly obvious and constantly checking the mirror to see if it’s obvious or not.

ENOUGH!

Time has come for a more low Maintainence hair color that gives you freedom! Sure it isn’t easy to get you over the hump of looking like a neglected human but once you do it’s worth the pain!

If you need help and a plan to grow it out Check this out

Why home remedies don’t work!

Now before you start getting defensive and tell us all the wonderful stories your mum told you just relax. This is about facts, we don’t know your mum and am sure she is wonderful. BUT

Hair once outside your scalp is dead, the living part of hair is beneath your skin, it grows here under several layers of tissue and the base. Within the follicle stem cells divide rapidly, as new cells are formed the old ones are pushed up and form the hair shaft, the part that you eventually see. As hairs become part of the shaft, they undergo a process called keratinization, in which they become filled with keratin. So, technically, instead of being made up of pure keratin, hair is made up of dead cells that are filled with and surrounded by keratin.

So putting anything on your scalp to encourage growth is almost pointless because the work is done internally so it all comes back to your DNA and Diet. Sure a massage on your scalp may increase the blood flow to your root marginally but not enough to make a difference.

So if your onion pulp or egg won’t penetrate the skin, how is it meant to feed the root of the hair, the only part that is living? How is oil going to do anything?

Maintaining healthy hair outside the skin, it’s important to understand the following. Hair is dead and we have to keep it in the best condition as long as we can. Regular trims to remove damage from chemicals or environment, regular cleansing and not coating the hair strand unnecessarily, like oils or silicone.

Excess oil on the scalp will create a PH issue for the tissue we call scalp therefore could encourage hair fall. Oil on the hair strand doesn’t do anything other than coat the strand and can in fact dehydrate the hair by increasing the temperature of the strand.

Healthy hair is about diet, lifestyle and your DNA. Eat a balanced diet, avoid stress ( as much as humanly possible ) don’t over style your hair and get regular trims every 6-8 weeks.

Sunday hair, is it a look?

Sunday is Off Day, it’s a day to reflect, a day to spend quality time with the people you care about and a day to catch up. Well that’s typically been the theory. Work like crazy and in 12 hours once a week “catch up”!

More and more people are coming to terms with that fact life has to be more about doing what you love, being with the people you want to be with than it is about making it through the week!

As the world goes in and out of lockdown I guess we are all reflecting on life, what we are doing that we love and what we are doing that we really don’t love. If you could do whatever you wanted, what would it be? Where would you be right now?

For some the answer is, exactly where you are and that’s great but for many it’s completely different. Everything from the clothes your wearing to the job your slaving too should be by choice. The hairstyle you have to how you style it or don’t style it!

Sunday hair is a look all by itself! Here is some Inspiration.

If your hair isn’t working then it’s time to get it looked at. It should maintain its shape well but the structure of a haircut will only last 6-8 weeks then it simply won’t work as well. Enjoy your Off Day

Paint me like one of your French models

Well calm down no one is asking you to get naked, lay on a couch with pearls and be painted.

The French Bob is possibly the latest craze in the urge to become low Maintainence with our hair! Since it’s a constant fear of either a lockdown or an outbreak we all want to be best prepared and still look fresh and in fashion.

Lending itself to ease of styling it simply doesn’t demand anything g from you if it’s cut properly other than wash and go. Using the natural movement the hair has it looks hot left to dry natural or can look super sleek blown out and styled.

If you can’t go to France, then maybe it’s time to get a fresh new look!

2021 The Buzz Cut – 10 Low maintenance haircuts to make this year easier

From short to barely seen the options for guys when it comes to short hair is endless and let’s face it, in this heat who wants to be stressed about your hair anyway!

Originally a Military haircut is the “High & Tight” or the Skin fade what it’s called now is the ultimate low Maintainence haircut. Depending on how short you cut the top, you can almost certainly ditch the hair products or at the very least use little!

Honestly with everything being so uncertain, we don’t understand why you are still reading this and not getting a haircut!

The “Karen” haircut you need to avoid at all costs

Trends come and go and to be honest most don’t leave as much bad taste in your mouth as “I want to speak to the Manager” or the “Karen” haircut but why!?

Well apparently it started in the Movie “Mean Girls” in 2004 with an inappropriate racial slur by a character called Karen. It morphed and it seems to fit a certain demographic of privileged, entitled know it all, the world owes me type human. Loud, obnoxious and happily make a scene for the smallest issue thinking the worst of the world before thinking. Often seen arguing and questioning authority because she gains great pleasure for getting her way. Approach with caution ⚠️

Now sure, the name can be different and if you do get this haircut or actually have it, there are ways to tweek it so people don’t run when they see you.

BE CAREFUL THERE ARE VARIATIONS OUT THERE TOO!

They have even been spotted on the occasional Celebrity
The overgrown Karan trying to disguise herself! Approach with caution

If you know someone with this hair cut please be careful around them, slow movements and avoid public areas!

Delhi Hair Salon Open

Well it’s our second big lockdown and although this one was incredible hard for us and so many people we feel incredibly blessed to be able to come out of it. It’s been one of the hardest few months emotionally and physically.

We could reflect on what it’s done to us and how it has changed us all and life will never been the same. Instead we are over the moon to announce we will be opening this week!

VERY LIMITED SPACES

This isn’t a sales tactic, this is reality, our salon has limited seating and we will be only having one person in at a time for the Month of June. This means that only by prior appointment and must come by yourself, on time, mask is essential for the entire duration of the service, no food in salon & no coffee or tea in salon.

What we will have is Fresh cuts, awesome blowouts and all the color you have missed out on!

So before you start calling the salon READ THIS and send us an email. It’s very simply an incentive for you to get in early and we will call you will options of times and days once we know which day we are opening.

We can’t wait to see friendly faces and help you feel good about yourself again!

Please note, extra time & charges maybe needed for color which has a larger regrowth. We share costing quote only post consultation.

10 MENS HAIRCUTS YOU SHOULD TRY

You might have spent years studying, thousands of dollars on the latest clothes but if your hair doesn’t have purpose then all that money and effort has gone to waste. It’s true guys tend to be lazy when it comes to basic things like hair whilst at the same time ( in a parallel universe ) be completely obsessed over a game where a ball gets kick from side to side. Go figure!

So if you have had something that works for you, that’s great but doesn’t mean you need to keep doing the same thing for the rest of your life!

Here are some hair styles that you can put on your to-do list and help you evolve your look!

NOT A FAVOURITE BUT OLD IS GOLD
THE SKIN FADE
I DID IT MYSELF MULLET
I’VE BEEN WEARING LIKE THIS FOR YEARS
GROWN OUT YET WORN IN
THE COOL RETRO MULLET
THE TEXTURED MULLET
THE SHORT MOHAWK
DONT FORGET YOU CAN CHANGE THE COLOR!
DON’T FORGET DETAILS MAINTAIN IT REGULARLY

So the options are endless giving you so many opportunities to stand out and be constantly evolving your look. Hair doesn’t have to be boring guys!

IF YOU DON’T ASK, THE ANSWER IS ALWAYS NO

We have heard it all when it comes to strange requests for an appointment and honestly some of them as crazy and extreme as they sound, don’t really surprise us. The fear and anxiety is real and we always say whatever it is that makes your feel comfortable isn’t crazy. Since early last year we took a very conservative approach to our work environment, the amount of people at any given point and the flow of people in and out of the salon.

For a large portion of the world that haven’t experienced the sheer devastation of COVID some of our *conditions of entry were considered extreme. Although not once did we apologise, we want everyone to be safe including ourselves.

Now 15 months later, on our second lockdown once we know when we can open we have a clear model that works for everyone keeping all clients and staff safe. It’s limited seating, limited appointments, no mask no entry for everyone, no walk in’s, door locked, early morning starts for anyone wanting to be the only person in the salon and extreme hygiene. So if you are searching for a place to get your hair done once we are reopen then save this post, shoot us an email or give us a call once we are open.

If you have any concerns, questions or requests please don’t hesitate to contact us, if you don’t ask the answer is always No!

You don’t need to buy anything to match your new HAIRCUT

We have all been there, you’ve seen a really sexy dress and it had to be purchased but moments later you realised you don’t have the right shoes for it! Or you get the perfect shoes with the perfect heal in the perfect color but realise no clothes in your wardrobe will work.

You set out to get your quick fix of retail therapy and it turns out to be more like a landslide you can’t stop.

Cute & perfect for Summer

There is little you can buy that brings you instant joy and can make you feel happy instantly without having to then purchase other things to make sure you can wear the one thing you wanted to buy! It’s a rare race and my head hurts thinking about it to be honest.

Hold on yes there is! It’s a fresh haircut or color that doesn’t need anything else to look good. Can be worn with whatever you have on now and look as fabulous. No extra shoes, no new dress needed nothing at all it’s just your hair then it’s ready to be taken out no matter what you are wearing.

So if you are like 99% of people and live to shop but have limitations then maybe once things reopen you should consider an investment in your hair.

Pre pay and save

It’s hard to know where to start, was last year worse or 2021. This year and especially the last 8 weeks has been some of the most challenging in a lot of people’s lives, for many it’s been tragic and we have all been lest feeling broken and yet we are the lucky ones. It’s tested every element of our life, emotional, physical, spiritual and financial. Sure we will heal and the scars we will get used too over time, there has been an enormous about of tragedy and an incredible spirit of community that brings so much hope and love.

As a small business and having been through 11 weeks of lockdown last year and now in our 6th week but obviously everyone’s safety comes first. Whilst we would love to be on the salon right now, we wouldn’t at the cost of someone health or life! Last year we offered pre payment of your next booking to receive 20% off and have had several clients ask if we can do this again, so here we are and have decided to offer it again!

Simply shoot us an email to [email protected] pay your advance booking fee and get 20% off once we are open. Please be aware image above is not actual the package but you will get an email receipt along with encouraging words to help you keep the scissors away from your hair. The amount you pay is for the service you will be booked in for and will block your next appointment on our priority list. If you wish to pay for more than one appointment we can arrange that too. We have had several people buy store credits for a friend who needed cheering up, which is an incredible gesture too!

By pre paying you are helping support a small business and ensures that you will have priority once we open. You will have the first choice of appointments, once we have a confirmed date you will be the first that gets called and offered a priority booking.

Write to us stating,

Your full name, phone number, the amount you wish to pay and we will email you the bank details, once the transaction has been done we will send you a conformation email.

Post lockdown Glow-Up

How long since you sat in a salon chair and relaxed while your hair was being done, weeks of not months since you had your color looking fresh. It’s been weeks if not months since you had someone wash your hair. Let’s face it, the idea of transcending into a blissful state of relaxation for an hour and walking away feeling positive, loved and fresh is a dream right now.

SALONS ARE NOW OPEN

Post Lockdown Glow-Up is going to be waiting for you, what will you change?

The only person you need to impress everyday is yourself!
Are you going to be subtle or dramatic?

Doesn’t matter what you do, it’s how it makes you feel that’s important. The clothes that you wear, the way you wear your hair, choose what makes you feel the best you can be. Ignore everyone else!

Remember it’s YOU that’s important in this reflection

1 person at a time

Seems we have been here before and we all feel the anxiety of the current situation with Corona. Whilst we have till date limited people in the salon to 2 at any given time we have now changed due to the current situation.

From today onwards you will be the only person getting your hair done or client in the salon at any moment. This is for everyone’s safety and to ensure peace of mind. As we have done till date all surfaced and tools will be sanitised between clients and everyone is wearing masks. Temperature checks before entry and door is locked so no walk in’s

One person getting their hair done at a time!

Now to make sure this works smoothly, appointments will be made and timings need to be kept. Understand if you have a booking, it blocks the entire salon so please be punctual.

All of our safety is our only concern right now. We look forward to seeing you!

How to get long healthy hair

Depending on who you ask, you will get various answers on haircare and what it takes to have healthy hair. Possibly the best advice will come from a qualified hairstylist even though your mother tends to know most things maybe she can sit this one out.

Healthy hair doesn’t happen by chance, it typically is months or years of good hair habbits rather than how expensive your shampoo is. Often the moment you realise you have a problem it’s too late to fix it immediately but don’t panic it’s never to late to get you back on track.

Healthy hair habbits

Regular trims are the most important thing when wanting healthy hair. Because your hair is actually dead keratin removing the ends every 6-8 weeks is needed to ensure the most stressed portion is removed and doesn’t create a split end.

Don’t over style, excessive heat will cause the hair to be dehydrated. Sure you can use serums and leave in conditioners to help protect your hair but too much is too much.

Coloring your hair is fine if it’s done in a conscious way keeping condition in mind. Going over previously coloured hair should be kept to a minimum as this will cause damage.

Your daily routine can be the cause of a lot of damage. Brushing your hair too much aggressively will cause split ends, static and lead to damage.

Now oiling your hair has been told to nourish the hair but in fact just coats the strand, leaving it with a oil film covering the hair, increasing the heat of the strand, sucking out essential moisture. It will add shine but long term leave your hair feeling dry and brittle.

How to avoid a Holi hair disaster

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

Now whilst if you choose to play this game, or celebrate it could be fun however if you have just had your hair done it can be a disaster that will take weeks or months to fix or it may not even be able to be!

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

Holi colored powder sticks to pre lightened hair regardless of it being natural and can be incredibly hair to remove!

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

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

• Don’t wash your hair for 2 days prior

• Load up your hair with a wax or paste before heading out, this will help give it a slight protection

• Cover with a scarf and tie it tightly, making sure that the ends are undercover also

• Hairspray over it will also prevent staining to some extent

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

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

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

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

Easy to wash and wear haircuts

If there was ever a moment in time that getting a haircut that was zero maintenance it’s most definitely now!with work from home being the normal it’s a stretch to think of spending time doing your hair when most likely you aren’t even showing your face on zoom calls anyway.

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Creating the right texture in the cut to utilise your natural flow of the hair can literally change the way the hair sits! Now sure it’s not like you can make straight hair curly but it’s about making the best of what you have. It may be a certain shape and length would work better snd encourage the hair to behave better. It may mean creating texture by adding less weight or more in certain areas.

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Handy hint or word of advice would be stop touching your hair so much, typically when you try too much you end up creating frizz or the wrong movement and the structure goes for a toss! Use the right products and apply them gently rather than brushing or combing your hair too much.

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It starts with getting the right haircut which will be the foundation to getting a wash and go look!

You used to be fun!

In the last 12 months we have all changed and whilst we can never go back to the way things were, we have to adjust and evolve. However we have to look after ourselves and the way we feel more now than ever. If you feel good, you have extra energy and a better attitude!

So while things used to be very different we have to find ways to make the current situation work in our favour and to be the best version of you possible. It could mean buying yourself a new top or simply blow drying your hair, whatever works for you.

If you feel like it’s time to get yourself out of the funky mood that has clouded over you for the last 12 months maybe a fresh haircut would do the trick!

Should you do what’s trending?

First you see it on a celebrity, next a friend and you start to think maybe it would look good on you. A few weeks later random people on social media are wearing it now it’s spreading faster than bad news!

By now you know you must try it, but will it look the same on you? Will it look as good?

Barb wire eyebrows via Popsugar

Everyone is different and while some trends are universal whike other depend on the individuality of the person.

With hair trends not everyone suits white platinum blonde hair nor everyone can achieve it. Hair texture condition and history is very different so it’s not always achievable nor desirable. Get a consultation before you decide that balayagè or a pastel color is right for you!

Curtain bangs
Pale blonde root smudge
Pastel pink

What is shadow colouring

Colouring hair is as much about selection and current state of the canvas as it is about placement. The art of doing less for more impact is smart and essential if you want to have healthy hair. Shadow coloring is about placement of color to help other colors pop. Can be that you want to go lighter or it’s too gold so adding a darker ash element helps give the illusion that the existing color is lighter and not gold.

If you have an off white wall beside a white wall suddenly the off white wall looks very off white. Now put the off white wall beside a dark brown or black wall suddenly it looks completely white. It’s an illusion but it works every time! Same concept with hair, to get the blonde to look blonde

The darker sections here show through and help the blonde to pop!

Balayagè started out as a merging of colors that blend rather than a overall lightening effect. You can vary the density of color however it you want low Maintainence then for darker tones naturally it’s best to limit the exposure.

Whilst this is balayagè it’s completely coloured on the ends making it more dip dyed with no variation.

Now shadowing color on the roots or smudging blends the root color ( your natural color ) through to give you a blended tone change from roots to ends and can be done to correct or blend a regrowth or to help grow out your color. If you want to grow out a solid color whilst still using the color on the mid lengths and ends this is a great way to do it!

Root smudge to remove regrowth markings

So before getting balayagè check the variations as there are many but most of all make sure you know if you want solid or a more broken up result.

How to grow out your color!

Tired of colouring your hair every month?

We have been overwhelmed with the amount of people who are tired of covering the grey or “ white” hair and honestly we love it! Imagine all the free time and extra money you will save! The thought of not having to plan your life around regrowth.

Once you have decided, now the hard part of actually managing and navigating your way out in a way that leaves you feeling human. It can be confusing and you will most likely get conflicting advice so expect it. There is no easy way that won’t leave you question your decision several times so it’s important you are strong. A lot of times, white hair or natural hair is more flattering than a blanket coverage!

How it started and how it’s going

It’s a long journey if you have length, especially if you have a darker color, the contrast can be huge and you will be tempted to fall but don’t!

Here are a few ways to help you through the transition

If you have just started it’s ok there are things you can do now to help the process. Depending on how dark you have been colouring it as to what needs to be done but for argument sake imagine it’s 80% white and you have been colouring it brown or dark brown.

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Within a few weeks you will be hit with white roots so if you wanted to lighten the overall hair now is the time to do it. If you wait and try to do this later you will end up with not as clean of a canvas, better to lighten the ends or darker hair now slightly (1-2 shades not more )

Now the next step can be either simply leaving it grow out or transitioning with color. How it’s done with color is by continually coloring the regrowth, slightly lighter each time ( 1/4-1/2 shade ) and have it translucent rather than a solid coverage. Once you get used to seeing the white hair stained the next step of seeing it natural won’t be so stark!

Be warned that along the way someone will say get some lowlights. Now tgis may be a hood idea for you and that depends from person to person but if you are planning on growing it out, doing another process at the roots that you ultimately have to grow out too is counter productive.

Low lights on a full head of white hair, with no solid color growing out
10 months into grow out

Remember match the tone, white hair looks grey, it’s white! It gives an ash look so the color on the ends needs to be ash or it will have too much contrast with the roots.

Good luck and if you need help, feel free to reach out to us.

The easy way to book appointments

A lot has made us change habits and for some we were already doing some of the things we all know expect and love. Having to pick up the phone or wait until certain hours to interact with a business is something honestly not many want to do nor really have too any more. Not sure about you but I want to be able to do what I want almost 24 hours a day!

Now before you slide us a DM at 3am expecting a reply I can assure you, it’s most likely coming until the sun comes up. However chances are in daylight or the early hours of both night and day, you will in fact not only get a reply but in most cases be able to make bookings. Yes I know right, it’s crazy. Whilst we are still waiting back from a DM last October from a restaurant wanting to know if they do take away, I guess it’s easier to get a haircut than it is to order food online.

So if you have a burning question, a sudden need to book your color, or simply want to drop by and say hi then do use either Instagram or email and book your next appointment.

When you want 2 layers

Firstly this is not a shaming post, it’s simply to help understand what layers are. Layered hair is when the top hair is shorter than the hair that is closest to the floor, it’s that simple. You can have long layers, short layers or uniform layers.

The longer the hair, the longer the layers need to be to maintain bulk on the ends and avoid it looking thin. If it’s too bulky on the ends then the layers can be slightly shorter or even sliced into. You can not count layers!

This is 2 layers!

A common mistake is the thirst for fullness and love for length. Whilst while styling you can try to encourage both if the weight of the hair is heavy the length will no doubt weigh it down. Cutting the layers short when the hair is long will look odd and give it a look that there is two haircuts happening.

Seemless layering gives movement and helps build volume and the length of your hair and the density determines how short the layers can be for it to work!

A good rule of thumb is the shortest layers need to be 1/2-3/4 of the overall length. Need help? Let us know

The step Mullet

Nothing really surprises us any more, things mutate, things evolve. One minute you’re just friends next minute drunk in a hot tub celebrating your anniversary. Nothing stays the same and everything changes, that’s a good thing too!

So when it comes to hair and what’s in trend it slowly changes and evolves into something that looks similar but with modifications. The Mullet has been around for years and emerged during the rock and roll era giving it a very DIY cut look and lends itself to a very easy look to do.

Mick Jagger in the 70’s

Then it became a very shaggy way to just have hair that you could wash and go. Depending on the texture but ideal for slightly wavy or curly hair.

Now with the last 12 months being the DIY era and a lot of salons around the world closed the Step Mullet has re emerged as the DIY mutated mullet and we are living it. It’s been around for a few years and lends itself to a DIY it grown out bangs.

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New Year New You

There has never been a better time for change than there is right now. Ending relationships that are going nowhere, moving towns, facing things that you have managed to put off your entire life.

Some interesting facts, hair grows and having something different, it won’t last forever but it will transport you to another head space and add a little fun into your life. Given that most sensible people stayed home and didn’t do much on New Years it may be just the trick. If you are thinking about change then give us a call, have a consultation with us and work out what it is you will do to make yourself feel good about your reflection. Maybe it’s tweaking, maybe it’s going natural and stopping coloring the grey hair or maybe it’s a completely different look.

Simple Rules for Entry to our Salon

It seems like we need to lay a few rules down sadly to make sure we all are on the same page. Our main goal is to be a safe place for everyone, which includes us as well as you and everyone else we see!

Yes a lot of similar places let you take your mask off, drink coffee, order food and maybe not even wear one while you take a photo or maybe the salon you go too wants to take your photo without a mask for “ just a minute” well sorry that’s not us. We care more about your safety than getting an OOTD photo. We want to stay open, we want you and your family to be safe and we want ours to be safe also. So here goes!

No mask No Entry

Your temperature will be checked and you will need to sanitise your hands upon entry.

Bookings are limited so pls be on time, 5 min +|- is understandable but more than that will inconvenience the entire salon for the entire day. If you know the time you booked in for pls be on time.

We don’t make you wait, please don’t make us wait! If you are late most likely your appointment will be cancelled and you will need to reschedule and payment in advance may be required.

Mask has to stay on the entire time in the salon

No take away food

No water or coffee, tea is available in salon or to be consumed.

No showing us your face, if we need to we will ask for a face selfie from your phone.

You can wear your mask but if we are colouring pls wear one that is disposable or ask and we will provide one for you.

We hope you all understand that spending 2 hours getting your hair done with us means keeping your mask on and being in a safe space. We have maximum 2 people at any time all following the rules, let’s keep it that way! If you want to try any of the above you will be asked to leave immediately without ANY hesitation and not be invited back!

Looking forward to seeing you and if you feel like you would like the salon to yourself, we can block it out for you by prior arrangement just give us a call!

For bookings either call us Monday – Saturday 10-6pm or Dm us on social media.

Smooth Ash balayagè

We all want a change, it’s not been the easiest years so changing the way we look is possibly the only thing we can do so why not get your hair done, change the color or cut it off!

Balayagè is a great technique to give you variation that’s super low maintenance and doesn’t involve monthly visits to get touched up. now whilst it’s a super versatile technique it’s limitations are based on your hair & your expectations of the end result. The darker the hair the more limits you have in a general sense as to the tone you can easily achieve. The darker the hair the more red or gold pigment is in your hair. And creating an ash overtone on dark hair ( black or dark brown ) requires several applications, which can’t be done using this technique. Balayagè can be beautiful and natural whilst keeping the integrity of the hair in good condition. However it’s important to know and understand it has its limitations and so does your hair.

We suggest getting some reference images together with you and have an in-depth consultation with your hairstylist on how you can achieve it without destroying your hair!

How long is that hair color going to last?

Chances are you saved up for the color of your dreams and spent hours sitting in the salon and you have finally made it! Now how long will it last?

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The farther away from your natural color you go the faster you will see the roots growing out. Often the following day from going platinum blonde you will see your dark roots already visible 24 hours later. With white hair ( grey ) that you are coloring you will see them the same way in 24 hours. Hair is continuously growing so the roots will appear no matter what you do.

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The closer to your natural color you keep it in depth and tone the less Maintainence you will have.

Balayagè is done from halfway down and is subtle so no Maintainence is needed!

Always discuss your ideal hair color with your hairstylist so there is no surprises.

Book out the Salon

With everyone’s anxiety levels higher than ever it’s no wonder we are all putting off living. Making the simplest decisions suddenly have become a decision based on safety. We get it! The last thing anyone wants to do is be in a crowded space indoors!

On the outset just to update everyone we have maximum 2 clients at any point and it’s by prior appointment ONLY. We are now blow drying but if you don’t feel comfortable we won’t just let us know in advance. Every surface is sanitised between every single client and everyone is wearing a mask for the duration of the visit as well as the entire team every minute of the day!

This is not us, image via Pinterest

If you want to come in alone and be the only person in the salon, obviously the person cutting your hair, let us know as this is available by prior appointment also. Limited slots daily and can be done early in the day.

At the end of the day we know how you feel because we feel it too and no matter what requests you have to feel better we are happy to take them on board. The main purpose is delivering beautiful hair, making you feel good in the safest possible environment for all.

Simply call us on 01141010011 or Dm us on social media.

Should you rinse in cold water?

There is always a lot of talk about things you can do yourself at home to make sure your hair is healthy. It’s hard to know what to believe or not to believe.

When it comes to a cold rinse, it does help soothe the cuticle and reduce the swelling of the hair marginally. Warm water swells the hair and is obviously more comfortable to shower in than cold water. Even the thought of a cold rinse is making us get chills. Will it help with the frizz, well yes slightly.

It’s possibly not worth the risk of catching a cold during winter so you can skip it. What you may want to adapt and try is after your blowout on each section blasting it with cool air, this does the same thing but also sets the hair the way you want it. It’s hot or warm air that dries it and the cool air in fact sets it!

For a longer lasting blowout use the cold air feature on your dryer, it’s there for a reason

Leaking Hair

Ever had an important meeting or function and the grey hair is poking out making you feel a little old? Hair mascara can be used ( typically ) but if it’s hot or you are under lights, add a little perspiration and…..

Rudy Giuliani- President Trump’s Lawyer

So before you try this and end up being the laughing stock of the planet, plan ahead and get your color done!

Moral of the story is, mistakes happen to everyone even Donald Trumps lawyer! Also don’t try to cut corners to save time, do it right the first time

If your hair is thinning read this NOW

A lot of guys tend to let the hair grow in order to cover it up or comb it over so they feel like they have more hair. Loosing your hair can be traumatic or emotional & understanding it’s somewhat out of your control due to hormones can be hard for some to embrace. Your hair doesn’t make you the person you are, in fact it has as much of a contribution as what clothes you wear. It’s your personality that speaks volumes about who you are. So in short don’t stress it’s not the end!

Getting the sides shorter exposes some skin therefore makes it look like there is less hair or density. Doing this matches the exposure to skin on the top so rather than looking like your going bald it looks like it’s meant to be!

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So before you start holding on for dear life to a thin mane get some advice on how to make it look thicker!

How to avoid going gold!

Ever wondered why your hair ends up gold everytime you color it?

The darker the hair the more warm pigment it has in it. When you lighten the hair even slightly the warm pigment is visible. So when you do highlights unless you go light enough to eradicate all the warmth you will at some point need to have a plan to reduce it, maybe not now but down the line.

Before and after

Now there are limitations to the extent you can remove based on hair condition and actual color but no matter how far it’s gone it can be softened. you may not even need to color it, it could be as simple as using a toning shampoo. So the best thing to do is have a consultation and work out what needs to be done. Remember the more color or chemicals you do the more warmth typically will show itself.

Your Shoe collection is Hot but your hair looks like trash!

Chances are no one is going to tell you, you will be bombarded with omg I love your shoes but how often have you had compliments about your hair?

Now we are not saying your hair does look bad and if you can take the attention of the neglect with a nice pair of shoes you deserve a slow clap. However it may be easier to simply order new shoes online versus navigating an appointment and going to the salon. We get it.

Before ordering your next pair, why not make a booking to get your hair done?

How to grow out your hair

Ever wondered how some people go from one style to the next and it seems like it changes overnight?

It’s not some magical potion that makes the hair grow, it’s rather having a hair plan from one style to the next. It’s about having a long term plan or vision that you plan certain areas of your hair and color in advance so the style evolves and the shape of your styles grows into your new look.

Growing out a bob and bangs by slightly layering gives the illusion it’s longer then before you know it, it’s hitting your ahoulders and it’s suddenly not a bob but in fact it’s been a planned change.

If you want to change your look and are wondering how without a drastic change suddenly then come talk to us so we can get a hair plan in place for you!

Calling someone home to get your hair done

With everyone being scared and anxious on stepping outside we all are looking for options on how to live life, it’s reality. Calling someone home to get things done seems safe but is it actually safer than leaving your house?

Would you order food from a cloud kitchen or someone’s house where the possible protocols are not followed vs buying it from a restaurant in which they are trained to ensure safety? Or a Restaurant where cleanliness is trained daily

Everyone has a different opinion but we feel being in a controlled environment where everything is monitored is safer than risking various degrees of “clean & safe”. Now whilst everyone says there house is clean, sanitation is done the best yet everyone’s version of safe and clean is completely different. I know people who will not even open the front door and others who have people over every night, both are clean but both have very different versions of being safe. By getting someone into your house that may have been to others homes is basically putting you in the same position as the least careful person that they have been in contact with.

Your bathroom
Possibly Previous clients bathroom

It’s not how clean and careful your house is ( we are sure it is clean ) it’s about having the environment that is controlled. Having a space that daily has protocols before and after someone’s leaves with a group of people that are trained and have a system to sanitize correctly is safer than when a visitor is less frequent.

It’s not your house, it’s the one before and the one before that which should concern us.

This is not meant to be scare tactics, simply opening thought as to which is safer. We have set out our safety protocols and ensure the area is sanitised before and after every guest. With one person at a time and restricting entry we have maintained an environment that is safe.

Our Space

The easy way to remove split ends!

No secret that 2020 has had its challenges and if we are honest Hair isn’t the worst thing that has or could have happened. But now it’s become aware that some instead of growing length, it’s reducing. We have in the last few months seen more amount of hair than ever, some going from long to short, dramatic changes and some holding on to death life the length they have.

Split ends happen for a few reasons, excessive heat when styling, over processed chemical treatments, blunt scissors when you last had it cut, lack of regular trims.

The ends split as the centre hair structure is left exposed and is prone to being damaged over time. If it’s regularly trimmed then any fragile ends are removed and giving it a fresh lease of life!

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Can you remove split ends with product? NO

The only thing that removes a split end is a pair of scissors, your hair should be trimmed regardless of what your hair goal is, every 6-8 weeks. If not you could end up with multiple splits which will eventually break off and you will end up loosing length not gaining it. The split keeps travelling up the hair shaft until it breaks off, then a new one appears and so you end up with shorter hair over time!

Close up on left is after cutting sharp scissors on right is blunt scissors

What color did you say?

We all know someone that when asked what they feel like to eat they reply with “ anything” yet they don’t mean anything. Describing a mood or a color is not always the easiest task. You want to feel relaxed but not so relaxed your almost sleeping, you want it blue but not bright blue.

To be able to achieve the goal color for your hair it involves a conversation that requires some in-depth Q&A about exactly what you have in your mind. Now obviously the best thing to do would be to have some reference images to help you and we would always suggest 2-3 images of your ideal color.

Saying you want a powerful blonde means different blonde depending on who you ask. Similarly if you say short to someone with a shaved head the image in the mind will be different to than if you ask someone with hair halfway down their back.

If you say pink to someone, any of these could be passed as being pink!

All completely different colors but yet the same.

We believe that there is an image in your mind as to what color you want your hair, the perfect color. It’s our job to get that image out and the plan how to achieve it. It’s not the name you call the color we are interested in, it’s your image of that color we need to find.

Consultations are the key to a successful salon visit no matter what. If there are no questions being asked, chances are one of you is in for a surprise!

Looking for a blow?

Well it’s already practically September and it’s been anything but a normal year for all of us. Nothing is what it was no matter how hard we try it’s just not.

Now we reopened after being closed for 11 weeks and want to make sure that not only us are safe but also you, with all of the suggested safety measures in place we added one more which has been adopted in other countries.

With every part of the salon operational ( bar your cuppacino ) we chose not to do blow drying for a very good reason.

Air is pushed and sucked all around your face, our face and all through the salon, ( and we know it’s remote ) we do not want to risk any element of your visit for a simple blow dry. Sure it may be revealed later that we were wrong but it’s better to be safe than sorry and am sure at the end of the day you and your families feel the same.

Now we have heard some saying it’s not the same, well it’s not but what we do know is that the cut or the color is the most important factor and with using our super absorbent disposable towel we manage to get 85-95% of the moisture out of your hair. Structurally your haircut is done in such a way that it will hold its own with or without a blow dry so you can relax knowing that it has the ease of styling in its foundation.

We look forward to giving you a blow once things settle down and they will in time.

How long will it last?

For some it’s 14 days for others it may be 22 days yet for the majority it’s in the 5th week after visiting the salon that they notice it needs attention.

To maintain the shape of your style you need to be trimming it every 6-8 weeks, for guys it’s 5 weeks as typically the hair is shorter so it’s more obvious that it is getting out of shape slightly faster!

If you are growing your hair you still need to trim it every 6-8 weeks also but obviously trim less than has grown to make sure and damaged ends are removed and the hair looks it’s best!

Can woman shave their head?

The easy answer is an obvious YES! In fact a lot of the time the results are STUNNING!

Any preconceived notion you have about boys should have short hair and girls should have long hair, is outdated and wrong! In fact short hair on woman screams confidence, self assured and a no nonsense personality. Let’s check some out!

Cajsa
Lera
Via Kristen Stewart
Via Cara

So if you have always wanted to shave your head the question now is why not do it!

WHEN YOUR TOPKNOT LOOKS MORE LIKE A BIRDS NEST

The need to have a wash and wear look has never been more apparent but it seems like some are struggling with the simple TOPKNOT more than others.

The trick is not to aim for the stars, apply some dry shampoo because chances are it may be a little oily. Apply at the roots throughout your hair. Then pull the hair into a topknot and secure.

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Stuff the left over hair around the base like you are stuffbig the chicken for Christmas Day roast on a time limit. Secure with a few long pins. Pull a bit out around the face and boom!

Best worn with a plain T and a sexy attitude! via Here

My monthly hair allowance is $6000 dollars

You have heard of high Maintainence people but can you imagine spending this much on your hair?

It has to be made up for sure right? This urban myth is actually a reality for a select few and the surprising break up will shock you and wonder why you have been doing your hair in salons like you have been!

Via Rich kids

So how can anyone spend that much a month on hair?

Here is the breakup

Flights $2780

Accommodation $ 734

Food $211

Taxi’s $322

Hair color 3 times $927

Haircuts twice $320

That is without charging for the 4am boarding charter flights or the 1am touch up’s before heading home for the day! So plus between 60-120% on outcall rates then add additional hours whilst the hairstylist is outside the salon.

Sure sounds fancy but when you consider the actual hair cost is fairly low, so if you own a hotel and have a private plane then it’s really a nominal amount that can keep you locked up inside your home and get everyone to come to you!

Not sure about you guys but we are ok to head to the salon whenever there is time, also happy to wait until when appointments are available.

If you think it’s just a few that live like this, you are grossly misinformed! This is not a privilege of rare few celebrities it is in fact more common that you think.

Then do we get a discount if we pay cash?

3 Hair habits to stop

If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you already got.

Sometimes to get the things we want we have to break a cycle of doing things that in some cases, cause the opposite. No one wants to hear that the things they do are wrong but sometimes we need to be told. If you are constantly eating junk food, no exercise and sleep erratically the chances of you being the most healthy are fairly slim. Good habits create results if continued long enough.

Now let’s talk hair! When you shampoo your hair, the mission should be to cleanse your scalp so it’s not about rubbing the hair too much rather it’s about massaging the roots and then working it through the ends. You rinse well to make sure all the shampoo is removed. Then you Squeeze out excess moisture!

Then you apply conditioner on ends and work it through to the mid lengths not the roots or scalp. Conditioner is for your hair! Using a wide tooth comb starting from the bottom comb through to the roots to remove any tangles. Rinse well and not aggressive then don’t touch your hair.

Looks good for a photo but is terrible for your hair!

A lot get out of the shower flip hair upside down and wrap a towel! DO NOT DO THIS! It creates unwanted tension and friction on the hair. Imagine you want to avoid frizz yet you place your hair upside down twisted into a towel expecting it to sit frizz free when it’s out and down? Never goi g to happen!

Once out of the shower, gentle pat dry your hair in the position it’s in, add some leave in conditioner or serum as required and only using fingers place it where you want it. If you use a styling product go ahead and gently put that in but avoid touching it much at all.

These few habits will help you manage your hair in between trips to the salon as well as daily.

I’m Over Netflix & Chill

Netflix has currently 36,000 hours of content which means around 2,500 days of watching non stop. Now if you take sleep into consideration of about 8 hours that means it’s going to be very difficult for you to ever finish everything available. Daily hours are adding so you may as well give up now!

Image courtesy Mike Winkelmann

You most definitely can’t say, there is nothing to watch or you have seen everything because it’s simply impossible!

The classic tale of how Netflix got its start is that of CEO Reed Hastings, who was charged forty dollars in late fees when he rented Apollo 13 and kept it beyond its due date, keeping for six weeks. As the story goes, his wife was getting fed up with his incessant behavior of keeping movies far beyond their due dates, racking up huge late rental fees. It was told that Hastings had misplaced the video and didn’t want to tell his wife. He questioned himself about whether he was really willing to compromise his marriage over a late fee. On his way to the gym, he ascertained that the gym had a much better business model; you paid a set amount and could then work out as little or as much as you wanted.

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Block coloring your hair

Every now and then things change and considering you have a fair amount of time on your hands, we’re glad you finally made time to read this!

This isn’t necessarily new but it’s morphed into the egirl or two tone color which has endless options and choice! So if you want something new then maybe this is a good way to get some inspiration for your new hair!

If you want a change then give the salon a call on 01141010011

Psychologically what happens when you get a haircut

Remember your last haircut, how you felt?

Our hair holds a lot of weight in emotional value and it’s not a new thought. For years after a breakup or sudden trauma a lot turn to a drastic change to help deal with things and can often be looked at like you are loosing your mind but has a huge relief for most.

Famously Britney Spears back in 2007 walked into a salon in the middle of a divorce and struggling with many personal demons and shaved her hair off. Some would say it’s extreme while others look at it as incredibly liberating. Whilst some psychologist like Rebecca Newman based in Philadelphia says it gives you an immediate boost of Oxytocin which is more commonly known as the “cuddle hormone” which is released by the pituitary gland. This hormone immediately makes you feel good and is similar to a good hug, a romp in the sack or the feeling of love.

We have seen over the years men and woman coming in after a personal trauma getting a drastic new look and loving it months later but at times we talk in-depth about the decision and find that it may need some more thought and a day or two for the to be sure.

We are seeing a lot use the opportunity to go GREY

In varies movies after a tragedy or trauma many will go drastic to shed the outer self and create a stronger exterior like Jodie Foster in “The Accused” or Deb from the the 1995 “Empire” shaves her head to be seen and become visible. It’s a very personal experience with everyone wanting to do it for various reasons.

So far 2020 has been anything but relaxing we have all had a lot of trauma and stress no matter how you look at it or who you are so increased hairfall is incredibly common right now along with a lot of people taking the opportunity to change the way they look. After all why not!

It doesn’t have to be a break up, a tragedy or something specific but it’s important to get the right advice and have your hairstylist get you in the right headspace to create something you love and won’t be wanting to grow out moments after you leave the salon!

Very few are taking holidays and let’s face it, the thought of heading away sounds great, it also sounds traumatic! Get your dose of OXYTOCIN free with every haircut

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6 Easy back to work hairdo’s

Heading back to the office or got a zoom call that you need to look good for?

Look no further because we know you just can’t be bothered spending hours on your hair, it’s fine you

Up in a Turban it is super easy just practice
Clever placement of house plants
Just got out of the shower
A hat, obvious but you should try it
A messy Bun
A head shield

Your work has nothing to do with your hair, maybe if you are rocking no one will care what your hair looks like! Try these

Pastel hair colors

Want to get a pastel hair color?

The task of going from dark to pastel colors is one that is shadowed in mystery and hidden agenda. We have tried to make things straight forward for you so taking the decision more informed.

Firstly it’s not a “quick” process nor is it cheap but we will tell you it can be stunning if done right! Going platinum is not a quick task and can take Months

Our co founder Merrylin wanted a pink egirl fade so we took the challenge. Her hair hadn’t been coloured for years so it was completely natural.

Via Merrylin Boro

We only did two sections from the top of the ear to the corner of her bangs. It was lightened from roots to ends for approx 35 min, rinsed and dried then re applied leaving our roots for another 30 minutes. We then wanted to let the hair rest for a few days and the swelling on the cuticle layer to subside.

After first day

The condition was great so we toned it lightly adding a soft ash gold to take the raw look off it. The few days rest would ensure the hair is not going to be damaged.

After first session after toning via Merrylin Boro

But we want to have a pastel color so we need to remove all the warmth out of the hair, putting the pink over it begore the toner above would not have given us a clean color. Fading the pink to white would have been a fairy tale. So away we went after 3 days and re lightened it leaving out the roots for another 30 minutes.We rinsed blast dried it and applied the pink fade and here is the result.

Via Merrylin Boro

The pink is intense and the roots and fades towards the ends and we think it looks hot! Maintenance is simply refreshing the pink every 10-12 washes and the blonde will grow out which will add to the effect and most likely we won’t do. Let’s see!

Hair color LIES you need to know

Wondered how some people color their hair every month different colors?

A lot of the references you have saved either in Pinterest or Instagram is possibly manipulated more than you were in your previous relationship. Yes fake, completely computer generated or adjusted to look better on line. Now is it wrong? It is if you are expecting your hair to go from black to blonde or platinum in one application as it’s fairly unlikely if you want hair left on your head!

Same photo

Keep getting references there is nothing wrong with that, the reality is expectations are linked to the current state of your hair. If it’s been getting coloured black or dark brown for years and you suddenly want platinum blonde it’s going to be a task. Not impossible but also not done in one day.

Another important thing to understand whilst everyone loves DIY every brand has a different way of naming colors. For example one brand may call a color dark blonde and the same looking color in another brand may call it chocolate brown. It’s completely different!

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Sure there is a lot of lightening assistance or additives that can be used but hair structure limitations are there no matter what you do. If you rush a platinum blonde you most likely will be back in 3-4 days as the gold or yellow pigment will end up exposing itself as the warm color molecule within your hair will expand after the process days after the color is done!

Give us a call get yourself an appointment and let’s create a realistic color for you that you can manage.

Things to do in lockdown

Stuck at home and dream of being productive?

For many around the world, the idea of working from home sounds great but completely useless if you are in the service industry, there appears like not a lot you can do from home. It’s a great time to get fit, learn something online or think of ways to pivot your business for the future.

Pottery classes online

We are blessed to meet some people who have used this time to actually start businesses and are booming! We had one client who has started an Indian snack business and has now 20 staff and small factory, a friend launched a healthy smoothie bowl business and is booming now. The stories are widespread and teaches us to think outside the box. There are opportunities right now that most can’t be bothered or simply don’t know how too take advantage of.

I know boredom and anxiety set in from day one for most including us, the thought of indefinite lockdown was daunting. Eleven weeks indoors in the end with restriction of movement limited to buying food and that’s it. We spent hours every day creating content for our website that was relevant for now and maintained interaction with our clients via Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp.

We had 321% increase in web traffic which in return we all know that means more business, more visibility and entertained us at the same time. Two months later we have maintained the traction and have inevitably changed the course of our business. through smart planning and a little research a lot things can be done or learnt in your underwear from the couch, bed or in front of the TV

Before you find excuses look for solutions and a way to make the current situation a positive. If you need help or ideas reach out to a friend or a company and ask for help, now is not the time to watch re-runs of friends or your favourite 90’s sitcoms.

BEST MENS CUTS FOR 2020

Let’s be real, we have all had so much free time this year and for a lot we also had a huge “to do list”. For many the list looks much the same and that’s ok because we all have our limits. If you have been pondering what is the fresh new haircut you can do then guys this haircut could be your 2020 uptick!

The new CREW CUT or the Fade!

We hear the same problem from guys all the time, hairlines look messy, the sides cover the ears in a week or so and it only lasts a few weeks if your lucky. Well given you still have a list of things you need to tackle we want to keep this short!

Here are some options that not only look fresh, current but cool and super low maintenance haircuts that you guys will love!

Faded and short at the top
Super tight fade and short at the top
Light fade and a little length at the top
A faded Crew cut
Super tight will a little length
Tight fade with extra length to play with
You can keep the top longer
You can still have a beard

The choice is yours, but one thing is for sure this is possibly the most low maintenance haircut for guys you will ever have!

Which Hair Salon to choose?

You want a haircut and you want it done right so who do you choose? The ones that claim to be the best? The biggest? The most luxurious salon in Delhi? Do you choose the salon that has the most locations? The one that has the most services? The salon that has the most celebrity clients?

Let’s be honest, it’s not that easy. It’s a matter of finding a salon & stylist that gets you, understands the language you speak, your ideas and your vision for your hair and you can talk freely with. It’s not about the awards, it’s not about how many “outlets” they have or the celebrity clients, it never has been! It’s about the personal skills along with the technical skills. You need both, not just one.

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The best way to find that salon is start with the internet, look at the website and see if it’s about selling multiple services, packages, discounts or if it’s about hair, styles new ideas thoughts colors etc. you will instantly get the vibe if it’s for you or not!

The right haircut for your Faceshape

Getting the right hairstyle for you that works is all about getting the right information and making the right choices. Then obviously getting the right professional to execute it. Your Faceshape is unique and perfect so stop searching for ways to change it, it’s a matter of creating the right shape, texture and color for you.

From colouring certain sections lighter or darker you can change the appearance of your face or take attention away from an area you don’t overly like. Changing something like the part changes how the eye views the overall image. It’s not about deception, it’s about creating the right illusion that best fits you!

Heart shape face add more weight or texture here
Long face shape add more width
Round face shape you need to lengthen and Square face shape you need to soften but creating more fullness
A quick guide

Now whilst this is not foolproof and combination face shapes are not only possibly but are very likely on most people. If in doubt as to what works and what could enhance your overall look, book yourself in for a consultation with us.

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GET AN ONLINE CONSULTATION

Yes to make life easier we have started consultations via FaceTime or WhatsApp. So if you are unsure about what to do with your hair without having to come in and have a lengthy conversation about it, considering the anxiety behind stepping out maybe this is ideal time to discuss your next color or cut whilst sitting at home.

Trouble knowing what’s right but you’re bored then getting advise without stepping out of the house!

Give us a call on 01141010011 and we can schedule a consultation with you!

Appointments and times vary depending on availability.

Manage your hair with less

Honestly we have tried telling you to stop stocking up on product for the sake of it, buying just because you think it will be the one product that will change your life. Maybe it will be maybe it won’t.

To have the right products that work for you and your haircut takes trial and error to some extent but there has to be a limit. We have stopped selling products to people like you, we request you get a bag and bring it all in so we can decide what you should use and what you should give away.

Enough is enough!

If this sounds like you then go get the bag, fill it up and give us a call. Advice is free but the storage you are wasting in your house is honestly annoying and wasteful.

Summer 2020

Well this year has been one for the books that’s for sure! whilst we have all had time to reflect and let’s be honest there are better things to do that spend useless time in the bathroom pushing and pulling your hair into place. We believe Hair should compliment your overall look and lifestyle not over consume you.

How do you get your hair to be more natural? Well it all starts with the right cut, creating texture or encouraging the right ease of movement happens with the cut. Creating the right texture to enhance and control the curl or movement of the hair happens when you cut it.

What products should you use? Well ideally very few, if the cut is correct for your hair then very little product is needed. Saying that a little help can go a long way, a leave in serum, a moisturiser may be all that is needed depending on your hair.

What is a low maintenance hair color? Balayagè is perfect for super low Maintainence and ease of growing out, blended and only 3-4 shade variation is perfect.

If you have high maintenance hair and are over it, book yourself in and tell us what you currently do and what you would ideally want to do and we can create something that works specifically for your hair and lifestyle.

5 Monsoon Hair Hacks

So the rain is here, well kind of once it makes up it’s mind and the humidity has kicked in. Time for your sexy crisp curl to go for a toss and hello to frizz!

Well let’s try and help, some know these already and some may not so hope they help!

#1 DON’T DO

Don’t brush your hair dry, comb with a wide tooth comb with your conditioner in then don’t brush it or comb it again. It will cause electricity build up in the hair, creating static and frizz!

#2 DON’T DO

Avoid any product with alcohol in it, typically setting products like gels or mouse was the alcohol dehydrates the hair.

#3 DON’T DO

Don’t get out of the shower and shake your head like a German Shepard, it’s only going to make it go crazy frizzy, once the conditioner is rinsed off you need to handle with care, pat dry don’t rub or shake at all! Do not put your head upside down and shake it.

#4 DON’T DO

Don’t put oil on your hair or scalp, oil and water don’t mix so no matter what you will be left with a residue which will amplify heat causing your hair to look shinny but in fact become frizzy and brittle. Use water soluable products, your hair is craving moisture

#5 DON’T DO

Don’t skip appointments to get your hair trimmed, you should be trimming it every 6-8 weeks to remove split ends.

The French Girl Haircut You Don’t Need A Visa For

A French Girl haircut may be the best thing you could do! It’s easy, low maintenance, sexy and available with variations to suit almost everyone.

Now obviously there are limitations to who it will suit and your expectations need to align, it’s best worn easy and loose with little to no styling time, in fact it’s best wash and wear.

Taylor Lashae

If you have an heart face shape this is perfect and almost any length variation. If you have an oval face shape it may be best to leave the length a little longer.

The beauty of a haircut like this is that with the hidden layers and texturising it lends itself to an easy flowing styling that is super low Maintainence.

A little leave in serum, a leave in moisturising spray and maybe some sea salt to encourage movement but the way it’s cut creates the movement and ease of styling that makes this a super sexy haircut.


3 Hair Mistakes That Are Making You Look Older

It’s hard enough to worry about everything day to day but holding on to a style or the color your hair was 15 years ago is most likely making you look older than you are!

Iris Apfel

Forget medical enhancements to get you looking fresh and youthful, your hair can drop years just with a few small changes that are super easy. Below is your checklist and solution to give you a guide.

MISTAKE #1

Your Hair is too Long

Now by too long it’s not our love for short hair we are pushing rather that Gravity not only pulls things closer to the floor, long hair can drag the look of your facial features down, making you look older, tired and overall not fresh. Leaving hair uncut for months can lead to split ends which leaves you with thin and looking tired.

SOLUTION

Trim your hair regularly and get a fresh consultation. Often we treat a hair appointment like it’s buying fruit, you end up with the same thing time after time without reassessing what’s working and what’s not. Visit your hairstylist every 6-8 weeks.

MISTAKE #2

Your Color is too Dark

Not sure how you got here but you did, your hair is too dark! In the battle to cover white hair you have ended up with a mono tone color that is too dark for your skin tone, it lacks dimension and looks dull.

SOLUTION

The More white hair that comes, the more you should shift your color slightly lighter, you can add baby lights and slowly take the base color lighter over time. It can’t change overnight but you can correct the course to a more flattering fresh look.

MISTAKE #3

You Hate even the Thought of White Hair

Your love hate for white hair started years ago with no reason other than you associate old with white hair, you think just because you were born with brown hair it should be like that until the day you die. Typically your hair color is completely different when you are born to when you reach 10 and again at 20. Your skin tone changes over the years and you need to adapt with it.

SOLUTION

Just because there is a few white hairs, it doesn’t have to be hidden! If your hair is in good condition and a cut that suits you, white hair can actually enhance the look without adding years to your appearance. Covering them 100% is not always the best solution and there are options like highlights or Smudging which can be far better than a solid color and you still have freedom from being locked into salon visits.

When was the last time you felt good?

We have all neglected ourselves far too long now! Enough is enough! Those track pants you have been wearing for 2 straight weeks whilst they look good it’s just not you and let’s be honest it’s not helping you feel good, it’s comfy yes but come on!

Sloppy is fine and can be sexy too, this is not about making anyone feel good other than yourself!

Take a few hours off, wash your hair, give yourself a blowout, go get a fresh color, shop on line for something to put a smile on your face and then get back into work.

How to be at a Safe distance and still get your hair done

What is a safe distance and how can we get back to normal when it seems like it’s out of control? You are not alone, we all have a fear of being around others let alone sitting or being amongst a crowd!

Via Paul Malinski

While we don’t have this dreamlike aesthetic we limited the people that are allowed into our space so no one feels like anyone else is there. We have a limit of two people at any time but offer one at a time ( subject to availability on request ) to ensure you feel comfortable while getting your hair done.

Let’s all be safe, no mask no entry and it must stay on 100% of the time in the salon. If you want to take a selfie please do it with the mask on 😷 the main goal is to get your hair done safely for everyone so you look and feel more normal.

We reduced our opening hours to Tuesday – Saturday 10-5pm so please call or DM for bookings as no walk in bookings are entertained.

How to look after your hair while you are busy on zoom calls

You are all too busy to live, we have heard all the horror stories about the new work mode a lot of you are doing to survive. It’s hard, whilst on one hand we need to work harder than ever and yet on the other hand we need to look after ourselves more than we ever have!

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Putting your hair up in a topknot doesn’t count as self care, it’s a time saver for sure and l guess but it doesn’t help you look or feel good about yourself. It’s a struggle to make time to shampoo conditioner and even to attempt a blow out is almost out of the question.

A quick fix which may help is washing your hair and putting it up damp, comb through with a wide tooth comb apply one or two drops of serum and a leave in moisturiser (if needed) twist it up and tie it off with band once the calls are over or later in the day take it out and you will have a soft bend texture which can make you feel more you.

Another option is doing the same thing but braiding it and letting it dry with the braids.

Wash and wear haircuts!

Right now the thought of sitting in a salon to make your hair look good seems useless and to be honest a tad odd. We have never had a weekly blowout culture nor have been involved in producing work that needs a lot of effort to style. It’s just not realistic today to think that anyone has time to sit and get a blow out every few days.

The cut is the framework that will support the shape. It’s not just cutting it dry it goes well beyond that, the direction of the blade when cutting to the angle the blade enters the hair to the tension the hair is held. Creating or encouraging movement that minimises time spend in front of the mirror is what we believe is beautiful hair.

Why we need to start looking after ourselves

It’s true we have gone from a culture of spending too much time and money on out appearance to zero and it seems like we are all doing just fine. That special cream for wrinkles is long gone and it seems like life goes on, what once was your morning ritual now just seems like an annoying waste of time.

It’s okay to pause and it’s ok to pull back and honestly it’s probable a good thing for a lot of us, so much unnecessary time and money wasted on things that simply didn’t matter.

What we do need to do it make sure our mental health and the way we feel stays positive, you can handle anything if we are mentally capable and ready. The way we look at ourselves sometimes is a reflection of the way we feel so it’s important that whilst we pull back on a lot of things that we realise we have to keep loving the reflection in the mirror.

We are not saying come get a color or get your haircut, we are saying love yourself for who you are and realise how blessed you are! Sure if getting a fresh haircut is what you need then we are here but it may not be and that’s ok too.

New Rules NOW OPEN

We reopened on the 3rd June after being closed for 11 weeks, various amount of apprehension which is normal and did various run through scenario’s on hygiene until we all were happy and felt safe, for both the team as well as the clients.

We have only maximum of two clients in the salon at any time, with a sanitize break to ensure proper swab down of all touch points, no cash only card with no one touching your card or machine, it’s covered each time in cling film and sprayed down. If you wish to be the only person in the salon please request that when booking and we will do our best to offer you a suitable time for that, however these slots are limited.

No drinks, coffee or food allowed in the salon and no one to enter unless you are getting your hair done. The front door is locked and upon arrival ( as long as it is the set time ) we let you in, check temperature, sanitise your hands and drop any bags at reception. We temperature check everyone including our team before entry.

We are not doing blow dry’s because it pushes the air around in the salon too much and whilst we are a safe zone, we feel safer not risking any element of infection. For colors we provide disposable face masks which can be changed prior to entering or in the washroom.

We limit any small talk face to face ( even with mask on ) and consult from over 1.5 metres away and all changes in hairstyle we request to connect on FaceTime prior to your appointment so we can chat and see your face without a mask while you are at home.

Yes it’s a lot to take in, we know but safety of our team and you is paramount and if we have to change down a gear or two and be extra careful then that’s what we all must do. If you have any request or question please don’t hesitate to ask as we all know it’s a stressful time.

We do look forward to seeing you and apart from fresh hair it fills our heart to see you and help you feel fresh and happy ❤️

Express service

Ok so let’s be honest it’s hardly the time to wonder the streets, go window shopping or go sit in a salon for hours on end without a certain level of stress and anxiety kicking in. We know that and want to spell out a few things to put your mind at rest.

Firstly we are not blow drying currently due to the air getting pushed all throughout the salon and disturbing air flow ( makes sense ) so right there you cut 10-15 minutes off your “in salon” time. Consultations for changes are done over the phone or via video prior to you coming in so there is less talk more action once you get here.

There is always small talk and catch up that we need because we have been part of your life and quite frankly we have been dying to know what happened to your cousin who was dating her bosses ex father in law. Don’t worry we will make time for that, we are multi skilled.

We have limited people in the salon at any moment with the door locked so there is zero distractions and it’s a safe place so we can’t wait to see you. Whilst we are not parkour artists we know you want to see us but also want to be back home safely.

Low Maintainence hair color

No one wants to spend hours in a salon anytime but especially now but you also want to look & feel good especially after the months we have had!

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With naturally darker hair going blonde can be time consuming and certainly isn’t the low Maintainence hair that we all need right now. The warmer caramel tones typically don’t take long to achieve and don’t put the hair under too much stress to achieve it.

Get this look that’s fresh and leaves your hair looking great for the months ahead and doesn’t leave you having to go to the salon every month.

Physically back to work but not mentally

Not sure about everyone else but heading back to work is hard! Partly given the fact that we all just enjoyed the longest holiday of our lives and slept, ate whenever we felt like it with little care of times or routine.

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Well we understood that’s why we have reduced our hours, we open 10-5pm now at the moment to make sure the work-life balance transition is easier for us all. A tired hairdresser is not a happy hairdresser. We can accommodate early morning bookings if you prefer with advance requests being subject to availability.

Stay healthy and rested to make sure you do not get run down both physically and mentally.

Why you should avoid salons using hairdryers

With everyone feeling the stress of not knowing if they should leave the house, go get your hair done or if you should be looking for a salon that the staff wear hazmat suits here is a few facts which might help you decide!

First one is hairdryers, it’s been a few months and you want a blowout, well like everyone there is always things we miss and a good salon probably won’t be doing blowouts with it without a cut because it enhances the airflow throughout the salon, pushes air from you to others without any way to protect other clients, staff or anyone else in the space. Check here we decided to follow international advice and are not doing blowouts to make sure we are all safe.

Hazmat suits and face shields well as there is various thoughts on this and a lot without any evidence other than to visually freak you out but not in fact doing anything. We have seen some salons staff dressed in hazmat suits happily doing blowouts which is in fact counter productive and possibly troublesome. Clothes don’t carry the virus so there is no need to wear a hazmat suit More evidence

Now face shields, this is to protect the wearer more than anyone else, given the fact that the only part of the body is exposed is the eyes it protects the wearer from airborn particles that could be blown in. Now if everyone is wearing a mask and the area is sanitized and the airflow is controlled it’s highly unlikely that you need to wear it. More here

Now what we are doing is no blow drying, all staff and clients wearing masks at all times, temperature checks of team plus clients prior to entering, no coffee tea or water served and every area sanitised between clients. Limiting salon to only 2 clients spaced several metres apart at any time, no one allowed into salon unless appointment, no deliveries into salon during working hours and only using electronic payments. No cash!

We understand we all are feeling nervous and stressed about going out into a new space and so are we. We are happy to explain more over the phone and answer any questions you have. Whilst life must go on, it has to be safely done.

The lockdown gave my hair a fresh start

After a few months of not blow drying your hair, you have fallen in love with your curls! No matter how many times we told you, you had to find out for yourself and yes they look great natural but there are a few things you need to get right to make sure it is fact low maintenance.

Curly hair typically lacks moisture and will respond differently in humid weather compared to dry environment so it’s important that if you are going to use products you choose the right one. Creams and leave in moisturiser need to be your best friend and while every head of hair is different when trying a new product, you will need to try various ways and find both the right product as well as the right way it works best on your hair. Some moisture creams work best on wet hair while the same product may work better on your dry hair, depends on your hair, the

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The cut, which is the most important element of getting the curl to behave move and perform the way you want is all about our “dry cutting” technique. Going far beyond simply cutting hair dry it works using the natural flow and movement of the hair to encourage a better formed curl that looks soft, behave and have some kind of purpose. It’s about creating the right weight, texture and structure so the natural flow of the hair is maintained and functions with ease with or without product!

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So if you have come out of the lockdown feeling less high maintenance and really want to keep loving your curls give us a call.

Are you tired of your reflection?

Don’t know about everyone else but waking up is hard, looking at my reflection asking myself how, why and a list of so many questions and wondering how can I get through each day. Well it starts with smaller steps I guess and do things that make you feel good.

Things will get better, this will end and your dreams will come true it’s just a moment in time!

So if your hair is annoying you or you simply are bored with your hair then get yourself something fresh! We are open and ready to make sure it’s not only a safe experience but you walk out feeling and looking better!

Give us a call 01141010011

Will shaving your head suit you?

At the time of writing this we simply don’t have clarity if we are opening on 1st June or not and whilst we all can speculate we can not give you clarity right now. One thing is for sure just like you we can not wait for the salon to open up and start safely seeing people again! We have all struggled with various parts of life and it’s been hard for many. While we sit indoors, many don’t have a home or food to eat. It’s hard but it’s harder for many more!

Does the stress of your hair deserve the attention you are giving it? Does it really matter than much? Hair doesn’t define you, that is simply not true, it’s your personality that is you, the thing that people remember not your amazing beach waves or the way it moves in the wind. Although once we are all open and out again you are more than welcome to think like that but it’s not true.

If your hair has grown out, it’s a constant stress every morning since this lockdown started then why are you waiting any longer? Why not shave it off? Doesn’t have to be bald, can just be short, it’s freedom from the stress of what to do with it and one less thing to give power too!

Many men and woman have shaved their head and gone from long hair to incredibly short hair and it looks hot!

Check these ones out with before and after shaving their hair off!

If Natalie Portman above can look better with no hair then we all have a chance!

What about Sigourney Weaver in this classic!? She actually looks younger with no hair!

We already hair you saying you don’t have the face for it, so go Check this out and find out if you can do it or not. Keep in mind if you are always wearing it off your face or in a pony tail then chances are it won’t look much different even shaved!

For guys it’s almost always better version look at Channing Tatum

Or Daniel Radcliffe above, whatever you are stressing about understand it grows back. If it helps you manage and gives you less stress then why not try it!

Why you should grow a beard!

For some the thought of having a beard seems like hell, the heat, the feeling of having all that facial hair on your face and not feeling your actual skin but it has a purpose for many guys! It’s not that hot, it can be tamed and it doesn’t have to be a burden it just needs maintenance.

A beard can do what plastic surgery does

Now no one needs “fixing” let’s get that straight right now, guy or a girl you need nothing to be you, you are just fine ok! But if we are talking about being more appealing to the naked eye then there can be some things we all could do that can help and having a beard could be one of them. Face shape plays a big role in creating the right hair specifically for you and Understanding that can help you decide if you should grow a beard or not.

This guy adds length on his face with a beard, making his forehead look bigger with a beard

For some the options have not so much to do with just simply Faceshape it goes a little further and can literally change everything. If it feels right and makes you happy then it’s the right thing to do.

Hair grows so it’s not really such a big deal, caring for your beard and skin underneath it is important so make sure for hygiene purposes that you adapt and ensure you are washing the beard and skin several times a day or it will get irritated from infection caused by dirt and bacteria.

So if you have a need to lengthen your chin, add length to your face or hide an imperfection then maybe a beard is for you, doesn’t have to be long or “big” a simple 3-4 day growth can serve the purpose perfectly then trimming regularly at home can work!

Taking care of your hair during the lockdown

We are tired of food, can’t sleep but you are still getting stressed about your hair. Given the fact that we all have so much time on our hands it’s obvious that you are seeing your reflection in the mirror 8-10 times more than before. The reality is most likely your not blow drying as much if at all but you haven’t trimmed it for several months now and we know that’s the case because we have all been on lockdown.

Merrylin Boro enjoying some sunshine

If you are lucky enough to have a space that has direct sunlight I’m sure you are counting your blessings and soaking up some much needed Vitamin D which according to not only my mother but many doctors is essential for our bodies Heath and maintaining a healthy immune system.

Now given you have also run out of lots of products please make sure you cover your hair with a scarf or hat because the direct sunlight will suck the moisture out of your hair and cause it to get brittle and break. Do not go outside with oil in your hair, this will make the damage happen faster and if you have a leave in conditioner add liberally beforehand. Enjoy the sun in moderation.

Once the Salons open it should be one of the first things you do, get back into a hair routine and get a trim.

3 Reasons why shaving your head is good for your mental well-being

By now do we really need to spell things out to you, you may not be a fave of a shaved head but there are so many upsides to this that it makes complete sense! Not only is it one less thing for you to stress about it’s an exciting change whilst it’s almost impossible to have variety right now!

We can already hear you saying, it might not suit you or will it grow back, well the hair grows from inside your body so it will Grow back!

Safe to say the temperature is cool per with a shaved head, the prep time in the mornings is dramatically reduced and you can do it yourself no matter how many lockdown extensions come!

Can you remember this Mugshot??

100% better with shaved head right?! Why are you even thinking about it? Worried about your Face shape don’t over think it, you most likely won’t be leaving your house socialising any time soon so chill!

Does a shave head age you? Absolutely not, in face a shaved head looks younger than someone holding onto a fading head of hair or coloring it a color that is completely not natural anymore! It will save you money on salon visits plus reduce time getting ready when heading out is something that we are all waiting for!

This is not how salons run!

Sadly looks like we are left on the “do not open” list because of the broad idea that this is how salons operate. Whilst it maybe how some do it’s hardly the normal. Once we have an update we will let everyone know, we are so eager to get back to doing hair!

According to news reports every week there will be update of lockdown measures and revised accordingly. So hoping everyone does the right thing so everyone can get back to opening up. Keep your distance and see you soon

Quarantine looks 2020

Every single person right now needs a haircut, unless you are one of those people that Shaved it offor went down the road of a DIY. Well considering the amount of DIY flooding our inbox we thought it best to highlight, what could go wrong and done reference photos of looks you could claim as your end goal in case the family start to laugh at you!

We call this look Eyes wide shut half tanked
Sadly we see this even out of lockdown but if you stand at a certain angle it looks Great!
You look like a Champion
When the sides and back are ok but the top is Annoying
Go get your hat
When you like chunky fries so that’s the look your going for

Now a lot of you have spent hours at a salon watching fools or highlights being done so how hard could it be right?!

No idea what we will call this
This Is a DIY FAIL

So maybe before you attempt a hair DIY you should think about the time, effort and cost to fix it as it may be a traumatic and expensive exercise.

Avoid going back to touching up every 15 days

While right now you think it’s no problem and possibly can’t remember the maintenance of your grey hair let’s stop for a minute and remember. You can’t go too far from the salon because what was dark hair 15 years ago with a few random grey hairs is now 80% of the color. You are still coloring it the same color it was to match your wedding photos as you celebrate your 30 year anniversary.

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The thought of even the slightest white hair showing even after 10-12 days after it starts to poke out makes you feel completely awe full. What’s the solution?

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The level of coverage is what will help you! While in the past you have always been on the lookout for 100% coverage it’s possibly one of the most high maintenance colors you can do depending on your particular situation. But if your natural hair is now 80% white and your coloring it brown then guess what, people will see a regrowth in less than a week!

Check out this story How to go cold turkey
It’s the first few months that are hard

But if you don’t have the strength to get through the first few months then Smudging is the answer to give you a little help getting over the first step.

We can already hear you say grey hair makes you look older, well we completely disagree with you in fact it does the opposite. It can age you by 10-15 years, it’s only you that thinks it looks bad. Check these inspirations Photos out!

Proof that grey hair doesn’t age you!

So we thought, considering you have already done that hard bit and by our estimate have a big regrowth it may be time to think about your options, could be go cold turkey or it may be opting for a In between color to free some of your time and money!

There are so many ways to help you through this transition if you are ready for it!

The haircut you should have had before lockdown and why!

Hindsight is a great thing but also kind of useless. Regardless let’s look at what you could have done differently so you wouldn’t be climbing the walls right now!

Sure it’s only been 8 weeks but for some of you it was already 6 weeks when you got locked up so you have reached a level of desperation that you may never have experienced before. Good to hold on to that feeling for a bit because hair shouldn’t be that much work, god knows all these people you see online with good looking hair, how are they doing it?

The secret is actually not that secret, the way to have hair that behaves with little or no effort is getting a structurally sound cut that encourages your natural movement so your daily blowout is a thing of the past. Now sure that’s not going to help you now, we know but it’s time that your daily pony tail or top knot gets benched and you start loving your hair again isn’t it?

It’s not always about cutting your hair off it is about understanding how hair moves, managing your expectations of what it can and can not do. The longer the hair the less fullness you can create, even with layers. The shorter the hair the less weight it holds making it more flexible and free to move.

The Lob haircut is the in between length that still let’s you put it up as well as wear your hair down without fear of looking like you escaped from an institution. it’s not for everyone, depends on your hair texture, length, Faceshape and lifestyle.

Once we are open, give us a call and get a consultation on how we can help you love your hair again without spending hours every day!

Hey guess who is opening!?

We are sure you are as stressed as the next and hair can be such a mood creator, can set you on a high and make you feel like anything is possible! Am I right?

Well we don’t have a date other than the 17th as yet but given the support we have had we thought we should spell out what will happen once we do open.

THERE IS A WAY TO BE ON THE FIRST IN LIST

It’s as simple as pre paying your next visit with us, drop an email to us and follow the instructions and you won’t miss out. Currently we have already had people on the list who have supported us during the shutdown and locked in their booking. You also get 20% off! No one will be on the list other than people who have opted for this FYI

These are the only people that will have priority for the first few days or week. First in best dressed so to speak.

Can’t wait to see you all

I was gone for an extended weekend, why you all so dramatic

With the lack of pollution around the world it’s the ideal time to put your phone on silent, stop tweeting and just live life!

Sadly I can’t even go to the toilet or a little gallop in the hills, within minutes Donald is texting me asking why I’m not replying says Kim. Honestly it got a bit much a few weeks ago so I told my sister to deal with him.

Home delivery haircuts now available!

It’s amazing that in times like these when the entire world is on lockdown you can still manage to get yourself delivered a fresh new look safely while not risking being infected or even getting out of your house!

We have been so overwhelmed with the response to our “do it yourself” package we have decided to add two more so you can choose the level of care you would like.

Yes these are tailor made and are specifically designed just for you! They are done in collaboration with your stylist to make sure the overall end result you love!

Fine print (( Whilst every effort is made to give you the exact look, items purchased may look different in your mirror, as you know your bathroom lighting is kind of, well not so good!)).

So get starting on selecting which suits you and remember this is a limited time and your Promo Code #domedirtyathome which gives you 20% off and gives you the first opportunity to come in, you will be on the first list and is only available while in lockdown.

HOW TO ORDER?

Simply shoot us an email to [email protected] pay your advance booking fee now and get 20% off once we are open. Please be aware image above is not actual the package but you will get an email receipt along with encouraging words to help you keep the scissors away from your hair. The amount you pay is for the service you will be booked in for and will block your next appointment on our priority list.

By pre paying you are helping support a small business and ensures that you will have priority once we open. You will have the first choice of appointments.

There is a New world outside

It takes 21 days to break a habit and I don’t know about you but I’m still smoking but I guess a lot has changed mentally. Can still remember what fresh air feels like and how a drive to work stuck in traffic is like, although now i miss it. Seeing people randomly walking across the road, the thought of the ocean touching my feet and the smell of the ocean.

It feels like yesterday that the daily hustle and buzz of a busy hair salon where we all share stories and laughs, but it was almost two months ago. The feeling of creating something new from something old, making people love the reflection and see them walking out feeling better about themselves than when they walked in. I miss that, I miss talking, I miss banter, I miss people ( god who am I ).

Honestly I’m okay with space in fact I love it and don’t particularly like people hanging out in my personal space too long ( more than 5 minutes ) but I miss the choice. It’s for our own good and we all know it’s going to pass and we will look back and remember this time either fondly or a challenge in so many ways.

What will it be like once we can leave our house, will it be like before? The answer no one knows, we can all speculate and try to predict what it will be like but I guess no one has been through it before. Gone are the days in taking the most basic for granted, I’m sure we have all made changes both financially as well as emotionally.

We aren’t the same people as we were so things won’t be the same. Some things will change dramatically while others only slightly. A lot of hardship and financial setbacks for many but a lot of growth for others. We will come back, we will fight through it and we will grow. How that looks right now is only speculation but we know our will is stronger than it ever has been!

Can not wait to see everyone again, cut your hair, talk nonsense, laugh a lot and share our lives with each other! We have missed you all. See you soon!

2 MEN’S HAIRCUTS YOU CAN DO AT HOME

Disclaimer ALERT!

You can do this at home, it most likely won’t be better than a salon cut ( duh ) but one thing is sure, it will be better than if you didn’t give it a whirl! A bowl haircut for guys is cool and very 90’s we all used to have one at some point in our life. Now you can mix it up and do an undercut kind of situation or just a basic bowl.

This is your basic bowl

Not really basic but if you take the correct sections before even starting it’s fairly simple. Keeping in mind we are sharing this because we know it won’t be the same as us.

Ok so take your hair and clip it up or section depending what you have in the house, keeping in mind the corner of the eyebrow and angle it either straight around or dip it slightly down at the back just below your crown. Make sure it’s even both sides, get the clippers and buzz the underneath until it’s all clear or all the same length. Trick with clipper cuts is to keep changing direction of your movement.

Once done if you want a solid bowl, take 1/2 inch section down at a time all around and cut bring the hair gently down to cut. Don’t pull hard, it needs to be the same pressure on each section all the way around until you have run out of hair.

Once you have run out of hair, comb it various directions check it’s all even and you are done.

If you are after an undercut or basically not too keen on a bowl but can’t handle the extra hair on the sides, then follow same as above but just don’t cut the top. Keep in mind the top depending on the thickness may need thinning out so it doesn’t fall over and end up looking too solid.

Good luck kids, if you do end up cutting your own hair and it’s not perfect, it’s fine! The main thing is you feel better. See you soon

When your Quarantine hair care involves only one product

When you are stuck inside and worried about running out of shampoo why not alternate with dry shampoo!? It doesn’t actually cleanse your scalp but what it does is add a layer of powdery texture to it and soak up excess oil.

We all have that one product we can’t do without, the one thing that will save your hair when you simply couldn’t be bothered doing it!

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Understand that dry shampoo is not a substitute for actually washing your hair, it’s an alternative. You still need to wash your hair regularly as the oil build up plus any products applied ( including the dry shampoo ) left on your scalp will cause irritation and or infection.

Some of the Dry Shampoo products we love are…. Ouai, R&co, Oribe and the all trusted by generations Batiste

Get what you can get, try it and see what works for your hair.

HOW TO USE IT?

If you go too heavy using it you will have a head full of white powdery residue, you need to gently lift up the hair in sections starting from the bottom, spray gently about 8-9 inches away at the roots. Keep going up your head and avoid the part line as you may leave a powdery finish, trial and error as it depends on the brand how white it may or may not leave your hair.

Once down a very light massage with your fingertips and you are good to go.

Use it in moderation, maintain a regular shampoo as this is not a replacement. It does not cleanse your scalp or hair

Thinking of cutting your own hair?

It’s been a while since salons were open and unless you were getting a trim the day we closed then it’s about time your hair needed trimming. Hair grows approx 1-1.5 inches per month which means it’s 6 weeks since we were closed so that’s a little over 2 inches since you saw the light of day.

It’s frustrating we know but there are so many things that can go wrong, sure if it’s bothering you that much, go right ahead and do whatever you need too in order to not go insane. We will deal with it once we are open, you will look back and have a good laugh too no doubt. If you are after “how to cut bangs” look at our Instagram stories we have got a few tips there for you. Guys we have the same so check it out, if you need help give us a shout! It’s only hair, it grows back.

Kylie Jenner’s new hair

Considering we are all locked away it’s hard to believe anyone could be doing something fresh with their hair let alone a major overhaul right!? But in all fairness it could have been done a while ago. Either way it seems Kylie has been taking her dark hair slightly lighter for a while now to reveal her new hair color which we love!

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A dirty ash light brown with the ends lighter finished with some hairline framing lights. It looks hot and can’t wait to see you guys sporting this lighter hair.

Depending on how dark your hair is as to if this look is a one process transition or if needed would need to be done over several sessions. It may be something that you can work towards over your next few visits or choose a toned down version depending on your comfort level.

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Different light gives it a different illusion and we have to say it’s a big Yes from us we love it!

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Summer is coming so it’s time to start getting summer ready hair! check out https://rodankersalons.com/what-face-framing-color-looks-like/

THE SHORTER THE GRASS, THE TALLER THE TREE

So many guys are complaint about their hair and wondering how they are going to survive but have forgotten about the shrubs down south in the garden, the bush or the short and curlies. Sure this isn’t a salon job, it’s not like your going to book yourself in for some balayagè and a pube trim right! So this is something that you should be managing yourself regardless of lockdown!

The Art of Man Scaping

Now not going to guide you, but caution on using anything too sharp or doing this via any DIY YouTube in fact good luck trying to find one. Maybe you could “free ball” it pardon the pun. Regardless of the tools you use, this is a gentle reminder that you need to trim and maintain the garden of Eden.

No please don’t ask us for style suggestions, it’s funny but just not cool.

How to look after your mental health in lockdown

It’s true that there are simple things you can do to make most things in life, a positive! However there are limitations to the advice you get or the way you interpret it. Depends on who you ask as to the reply you will get, it’s really that basic. If you ask a doctor a medical question, the reply will be based on facts, if you ask your mum it could be based on who knows what! If you listen to some smart powerful people recently you will hear drinking bleech is good for you and could be interesting. IT WILL KILL YOU! Medical advice comes only from doctors so our advice is said with limited knowledge please do your own research.

Staying positive and having a healthy mind while being safely at home is super important and even though it can be incredibly challenging depending on where you are and who happens to be sharing your space. Getting enough sunlight or sunshine is important because it’s medically proven to assist in both Mental Health as well as your Helping your body but like anything it’s best to do your own research and know what is right and what is wrong. I know that sitting on our terrace in both direct and non direct sunlight while working out or having chai has been a saving grace and incredibly positive.

Don’t stay out on your balcony all day, that isn’t ideal unless in fact you have a urinal installed, in which case is kind of weird but you do you!

Creating daily habits are a great way to ensure you don’t fall into a heap! If it’s getting too much reach out to a friend or inbox us. We are happy to just talk if that’s what you need! Stay positive and stay healthy.

Please don’t read the following

I don’t know about you guys but the only thing I’m looking at right now is either has to funny or factual about the virus there is nothing else. If it’s funny I read, if it’s a sell honestly I’m not interested. We are no experts but marketing should be about adding value and not always about clickbait or trying to up sell, it’s about your product or service bringing joy to the consumer.

Now I know for a lot of people, you struggle because when it comes to your work, there isn’t much funny going on. Well maybe there should be! Right now while everyone is on lockdown it’s more important than ever that you be there for your clients or consumers. That doesn’t have to mean “ getting the sale” or talking about offers, in fact you need to avoid it at all cost! ( pardon the pun )

Keeping up engagement and getting a laugh should be your only agenda.

Isn’t our goal to connect with people, actually connect and make them feel something. If you have money, you are scared to spend it, if you don’t have money talking about it makes you scared, so why would companies still be pushing sales?

Interested to know what you all think, we get hundreds of comments via Facebook, Instagram and email all confirming our direction but love to hear how you are doing you!

Change is great!

We could insert so many amazing cliché quotes here and tell you to chill out but instead we want you to think about all the times in your life it looked like things were about to implode and you felt helpless!

Now look back at those moments and realise they were not as bad as you thought they were right?

If there is no change, there is no progress and growth. Change is good!

Once this is over go get your hair changed, don’t go back to the same thing, do something different just because you can!

Everything is starting to blend

A few months ago we were talking about how to blend grey regrowth so you could set yourself up for not having to do your roots every few weeks. Well we have been on this way of thinking for a while now because it’s more realistic for life as well as it simply looks better

So it’s ok you have no idea if it’s Monday or Friday, honestly who cares right now anyway. Once this is over please let’s overhaul your look and make sure that you can manage your color without being tied down to salon visits every few weeks!

It’s fine to drink at 9am, understand it’s 9pm somewhere in the world.

Quarantine hacks to loose weight!

Like most of us you have spent the last 4-6 weeks grazing like a wildebeest during the great migration trying to stack on meat for the starving months ahead. Well I guess 7 meals a day isn’t a good idea to maintain a good waistline but in my own defence it sure as hell feels good!

Aloo puri for breakfast followed by an omelette and my third chai followed by some fresh juice and fruit. A short sprint to the shower then it’s time for a sweet treat, maybe some banana bread, god knows we all have gone a little crazy with making that! A little downtime watching Netflix, while nibbling on some dried potato ( also know as chips ). A quick work out to the balcony, doing laps back and fro then time to rehydrate. You can have anything fizzy that’s got sugar, the more the better! A little chocolate is also ok.

Now a little more Netflix, snacks and time to think about lunch, maybe something fried….anything cocked in oil is great! Follow it down with fluid because all those blogs talk about hydrate hydrate hydrate so go for it!

Downtime, a little stretching while going to and from the kitchen. Important to note that warm up and cool down is important or you may pull a muscle.

Time to search for dinner recipes without getting sidetracked on all those quizzes ( turns out if I was a dog I would be a Doberman and my porn star name is Socksie turtle, that’s an entire different conversation ) ok time to cook, which is exercise in itself.

Netflix after dinner and finished the day off with some dried fruit in coco ( also known as fruit and nut chocolate)

A little stretching and the day is complete.

It’s all about perspective!

Where is the first place you will be going?

It’s over a month now and honestly the thought of the lockdown while it makes us all happy to be able to get out of the house or the living situation we are in, it brings about a level of anxiety about having to leave the house. I guess that’s normal in situations like this but just think for a moment, where will you be going?

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We have all changed, life has changed and it’s a good thing. We won’t be taking much for granted now especially the most simple things that’s for sure. Will you be heading to the salon to finally get those nasty roots touched up? Will it be game on for some sexy balayagè? How about bangs? A hair fix because you attacked your own hair with the kitchen scissors or will it be simply going for a walk in the park, a quiet coffee and slice of cake at your favourite coffee shop? Head to your family and give them a big hug?

No matter what it is, the time will come very soon so get ready.

What are you eating?

It’s gone from eat everything I’m craving and wash it down with booze to I couldn’t be bothered now sitting somewhere between so hungry I would eat anything to can’t be bothered to eat. Sounds familiar?

Decided to reduce intake as the temptation to graze all day is real so better to reduce overall intake but honestly not going out of my way. If it brings you joy, eat it! If it makes you happy for even a minute do it. Your waistline will come back, your hair will look hot again and the world will continue to revolve. Chill out but make sure there is some element of healthy eating going on while in lockdown to keep your immune system functioning and giving you the best chance to fight off any illness.

Obviously if you are looking for a diet that will increase your hair growth or make your hair healthier the easiest way to have that is by eating a balanced overall diet. Yes possibly TV frozen meals or pre packaged foods are not on that list so will require a bit more work, you have the time to invest in it right now so why not!

Information is so readily available and you have so much time on free, do some research and create the perfect diet for you!

Time for a fresh look?

Well your locked up so it’s not like you gave any place to be, post old photos of yourself till it’s over if it turns out bad! If there was ever a good time to DIY and not feel bad, it’s now! Do it!

It won’t be the end of the world, in fact it’s only hair and it may just bring a smile to your face! Once we are open there will be a lot of hair that we need to fix but right now your sanity is important so if you want to shave it off, shave it off. Want bangs, bangs it is girl!

What’s the perfect hair routine during lockdown

For a lot of people who only blow dry their hair at a salon this time has been a nightmare! With so much information online, it’s an easy access to use this time to get your skills updated so you can be more self sufficient for sure, but what about trying new styles or opting for not doing anything?

We have always maintained that the cut is the most important thing to make sure you can “wash and go” it gives the hair shape and with our dey cutting technique it encourages every hair to have a purpose. Well we are closed and your locked up at home so kind of pointless to bring that up so let’s work on things you can do now at home!

Avoid excess heat tools

While you can’t get those dry ends trimmed it’s important you don’t put undue stress on already fragile hair, avoiding irons and heat unless you have too is going to help your hair get through this lockdown.

Tricks when blow drying your hair

One of the two biggest causes of frizz is nit using conditioner and blast drying your hair upside down. Hair needs conditioner every time you wash it, the cuticle needs closing or it will be left open and the internal moisture will evaporate. As far as blast drying hair upside down, we can’t stress enough this this is not going to set you up for success or extra fullness, it will lead to one big frizz ball! You blast dry on medium heat downwards, down the hairshaft and finish with COLD AIR yes COLD AIR this sets the hair, smoothies and relaxes the cuticle to give you a set closed smooth cuticle! Try it and see for yourself it works

Combing your hair whilst the conditioner is in

When you have finished shampooing your hair, remove excess moisture and condition mid lengths to ends. When the condition is in use a wide tooth comb through your hair then rinse. After it’s all rinsed, don’t disturb it too much, the hair at this point shouldn’t be aggregated too much.

If you have curly hair you might want to know some Curly hair styling tips

Once in your lifetime you need to do this!

Ok so hear me out because a lot of you have been messaging asking how to manage your hair and your bored.

So doesn’t it make complete sense since now we have until next month alone at home to get used to the new smooth look? Once in everyone’s life you need to experience the freedom of having short hair or even shaved close. It is so liberating that you can wake up and go straight from the bed to almost anywhere without having to even think about your hair, let alone do anything!

Not much help is needed and as long as you have clippers you can do it yourself anytime of the day or night you like!

People pay thousands of dollars a night for isolation

Chances are you are part of the 99% of the world and not the 1% but imagine you were for a minute. You used to book luxury destinations based on isolation and the fact there would be very few if any people around. No one beside you at dinner, the pool to yourself, hidden service staff so you felt alone. With service pre planned so you no matter what you wished for it had already been thought of so there was little or no need for human interaction. Just you and leave and quiet.

The design of these luxury hotels would be complex at the back end to make sure you never had to see people, imagine behind the walls busy with people making sure the things you were dreaming in your mind were being a ruined behind this solid wall. You would be pampered with what you needed plus what you never thought you needed but not have to deal with uttering a word! That is Luxury.

So before you start labelling this time as terrible just for one moment think how extremely lucky you are to have experienced true quiet and peace. That is if you are home alone with people you actually want to spend time with that is! If not then when things get back to normal plan yourself a holiday! Without the people you do sadly had to spend time with locked up!

My only wish is that I was on lockdown in one of these beautiful properties.

WHAT TYPE OF BREAD ARE YOU?

This quiz will determine the bread personality you are!

Via Pinterest because we don’t make bread we eat it

Seems like suddenly everyone is a chef and expert on bread making so here is a little quiz to determine what type of bread you are!

The Sour Dough

Your the type of person who would be happy to be the life of the party then suddenly disappear when it looks like it’s heading past your bedtime. You enjoy reading self help books and often quote motivational quotes as captions on your Instagram whilst dressed in your night clothes before going back to bed at 11am. You drink fresh juice but you order it online because you’re lazy. You have a lot of opinion and a lot to say but when you get past the crunch, there isn’t much to say you keep things to yourself, after all why bother with certain people right! A wild imagination with a huge appetite to travel and explore! you would post your loaf making on stories and do a proper setup for an actual post telling everyone you casually made this. Cool on social media but in real life, is this the same person?

The Multi Grainer

You think of yourself as a doer, you know so much it’s honestly a tad scary, you know fitness and health hence you choose to have some flecks of healthy looking things in your bread! You don’t mind telling everyone you workout, in fact you probable post it every chance you get #fitness or #detox life! You are the one that knows better and isn’t afraid to tell your friends whatever they are doing is wrong, honestly it’s true you know better! Doesn’t matter what you put on it, with dark flecks of healthy bits in it, this bread is life! Typically posting with Avocado and an egg with a sprinkle of chilli flakes. You are a weekend Vegan, you like to think of yourself as a “save the animals” but in private you eat anything that has legs but only post your vegan life #plantbased

The Right Said Fred White Bread

Firstly you probably won’t get that, google it! You couldn’t give a toss about the style of bread because your a risk taker, you don’t have time to choose life is short! You most likely don’t even have an Instagram account and most likely still only check twitter and retweet political stories because, well your an intellect and honestly instagram is for cats and pets isn’t it? Good luck to you, bless your sweet little heart, go toast your fluffy white boring toast with a little marmalade because that’s they way you have eaten it for the last decade! You are a creature of habit and will only sleep on a certain side of the bed! But hey you tell it like it is, so you’re cool

Bouffant Baguette

For you size matters, your life is a show! Get those OOTD photos at any cost, possibly living the big life but just on the gram! You have a lot to say but when you meet others, your personality and mouth are on lockdown. You talk a big game, often with little or no idea what you are talking about, full of couch advice and haven’t left your city since….well ever! Ideally you would eat it cut diagonally with some pre made dip and some imported cheese. After all you need to appear wise! #instalife

The World Has Gone Banana’s

Now you are the one true hero of not only the kitchen but possibly have the traits to save the planet you know your way around the kitchen but also love to mix things up and are ok if you don’t have all the ingredients. You are flexible and love being around people. You will be posting at an alarming rate images from your kitchen right now and loving the DM’s in fact that’s the food you really enjoy, self praise is like yeast and you kneed it to rise above the rest. After all you are not only a fitness, lifestyle planner you could literally do anything and it would work. #loafoftheday

Now whilst this information is 87.62% accurate you can be a combination of a few. A good few of you have been posting your kitchen success stories and god bless you for that, please for the love of god stop! Enough we don’t kneed it!

Things to do in lockdown

Whilst a lot of people want to give you “to do lists” of things you should be doing while we are all safely inside, it really doesn’t matter what you do or don’t do. Eat what you want, sleep when you sleep but most importantly be happy with what you have. This is possibly the only time in your life that you will be confined to your house, unless you do something wrong and get put on house arrest!

Try and look for the positives and that doesn’t have to be cleaning your house, baking bread or going live on Instagram! but if that makes you happy do that too.

Try and refrain from TikTok and baking bread and constantly sharing! Going live is a huge no no. Ok rest you do you.

Why not spread love and happiness? Go to random accounts on Instagram and share positive messages, imagine how that could make someone’s day! We will be spending an hour a day doing that exact thing ✌🏻💕

This is going to be the trend the minute the lockdown is over

By now you probably have spent more time styling your own hair than you have in the last 12 months and it’s only week 2 ( or is it 3? Not sure lost count ). Anyway you can finally see it for what it is, the good, the bad and the ugly but one thing we think a lot of you will realise is what we have been saying for years!

Your natural movement, texture, bend or call it curl is actually beautiful and only needs tweaking with the cut for you to be able to manage it and let it loose in public! Sure it may be desperate for a trim, the ends must be split by now and this may cause the finished look to be a little frizzy but that’s ok.

Via Pinterest

I guess we all want what we don’t have and if you have curly hair you want it smooth, if you have flat hair you want it full and that’s one of the reasons we are in business ( well not now ). Making the most of what you have is a message that we all have to live with right now being confined to our house, lucky to have a roof over our head and food in the fridge and a phone and Internet to even read this. Truly blessed to have life itself.

So once this is over and we are all out maybe we can all live a little more free and instead of wishing our lives away wanting to try to fit in, we can be more free and enhance the hair we have rather than push and pull it into a direction that isn’t sustainable. Be the best version of you

Via Pinterest

When I think about you, I touch myself

No one should be touching you if they aren’t already in lockdown with you, so for a large number of people it’s been a challenge!

No one is coming, doesn’t matter how many DTF or WYD text messages you send, that booty call ain’t coming so it’s time to entertain yourself.

SHOULD YOU SHAVE YOUR HEAD DURING THE LOCKDOWN

It feels like another lifetime ago when you went and got a blowout, what a luxury and in fact it seemed like routine at the time but now looking back it was in fact far from routine and boring. Chances are you, like a lot of people around the world are going a little stir crazy being stuck inside within the confines of your home. We need to understand it’s essential and we need too in order to survive.

Via Vogue Paris

No matter how many DIY videos you watch of “ how to cut your own hair” chances are it won’t be enough for you to replicate what you want so should you shave it?

We have been asked for videos to teach people to cut their own hair and whilst it may help it’s not the same and it won’t be! A visit to a salon for a blowout you can look on YouTube there are literally thousands of DIY blowout videos and to be honest, if you have the right cut it will work!

If your hair is becoming so annoying you have made it down this far and still reading, chances are you are so bored that shaving your head may just give you the laugh you need! Do it

HOW TO CUT YOUR OWN HAIR DURING A LOCKDOWN

By about now most guys with short hair will be needing a haircut and possibly looking like a something more reminiscent of a zombie movie so what do you do?

Well it would be nice if in a few short words we could teach you to cut every hairstyle ever done or teach you the tricks that took years to learn. What we can suggest is that if you can’t wait then why not shave it off? Certainly isn’t the end of the world, it’s summer coming anyway so it may be a good change, hair grows back!

If you think you should still try a DIY haircut then check these beauties out!

So if you are smart you will wait a little longer and we will all be back to normal!

Corona virus headgear for your new shaved head

We keep getting asked for various tips on how to do this or that while in the corona virus lockdown. To be honest I don’t have the products at home to color anyone’s hair pink purple or brown let alone think anyone else that doesn’t do hair would. The best thing to do to get through this lockdown with your hair is nothing. The option is either leave it or shave it off completely, relax hair grows back!

What better time do you need to do something drastic? You can dress it up with various masks and designs and guess what? You don’t have to go out in public for weeks so not anxiety when people gasp or freak out and end up offering an opinion.

Images all via Pinterest

If you decide to leave it make sure you have our details saved for when we reopen!

How to fix your hair with ingredients in fridge

Your stuck at home like 99.9% of the global population and you are worried about split ends 🤷🏼‍♂️

The food in the fridge is for your survival not for experimenting DIY with your hair!

Wait till this is over then come see us!

Should you be washing your hair more or less during lockdown?

So you have been home 10 days or more for some, it’s no surprise you most likely have now become a high pony kinda girl and that’s ok. What we need to remember with our hair is that the growth won’t stop no matter where you are, however your scalp needs to be maintained in order to create the right conditions for healthy growth.

Washing your hair daily is ok if you use a gentle shampoo ( one that is free of SLS and always condition the ends. It’s not the washing that should scare you off doing it daily it’s the heat abuse you do afterwards that will do the damage if you over do it! Healthy scalp grows healthy hair so don’t shy away from washing it because by not, it could be creating more problems like hair loss, dry scalp, bacterial infections and bad hygiene!

Sleeping till 11 everyday and not showering till 5

A lot of us yes us have easily slipped into becoming couch potatoes and whilst it feels good to be able to have this eratic relaxed way of life, it’s not productive nor good for our mental health.

It’s been over a week we have been on lockdown in India it’s now time to fire up the engines and start getting your fire back. It’s time to get a routine that’s encouraging to bring out the best in you for you! If your struggling with lack of interaction then get on the phone and call 10-15 friends and ask them how they are doing, call your family, call your workmates and say hi. It’s not about talking negative about the situation it’s about lifting us all up! Stay positive and stay focused the comeback is going to be sweet!

If you are thinking about a haircut then maybe Read this

Stuck in your home with nothing to do?

Having grown up in rural Australia with towns as small as 3000 people you become used to or even enjoy time to yourself. Now obviously this is on another level entirely with movement restrictions which makes it hard to feel free – Rod

Having less interaction with people, less stories to tell, less mind clutter and less problem solving can all make our minds go completely blank. This for most people has never happened in their entire life. For an Indian family or a lot of Asian households they are blessed ( or not depending on the situation ) to have family close by, possibly all in the one house confined together, all going bat shit crazy ( pardon the pun 🦇).

You have to be conscious of your mind, your thoughts and the way you maintain your thoughts during this time like never before! Make no mistake depression is real and it will creep up on you if you do not make the effort to focus and relax.

This is not forever, sure as hell feels like it right now honestly we know. Yes it’s caused so much sickness globally that you are scared, the financial damage to us all is terrible and a lot of that damage we won’t see until the virus has gone. You may have lost your job, your business, your house but don’t loose your mind! You decide how you react to this new time, you decide how you will level up and fight for what you want. This is a once in a lifetime destructive situation that the bounce back will be unbelievable. You have to be ready because it will come, it will be back to a normal way of life, we will rise up and you have to be ready for it.

This is not about anyone knowing more or less this is just to say the way you are feeling is normal, we will get through it together. Listen to some music, get sunshine which is super important and be productive with this time you have right now by thinking outside the box! Plan your comeback and be ready!

With or without oil?

Now in India you have all grown up being told oiling you’re hair makes it healthy, grow faster, thicker etc etc and every now and then you wonder why it feels dry still, well here is why!

The hair once it leaves the body is dead keratin and it’s not alive it’s dead, the growing part of your hair is under the skin and is feed by what’s inside your body with small elements of the growth subject to the outside world. The dead keratin ( or commonly called your hair ) can last longer looking better if we treat it the right way, so far so good and makes sense!

Now once the hair exists the body it has internal moisture on the inside and an outside layer that opens and shuts called the cuticle ( think fish scales overlapping each other ) if they are open the internal moisture gets sucked out by heat damage, pollution, chemicals, coloring incorrectly, Sun, wrong products and neglect and the list goes on.

Using oil to get a head massage you relax ( awesome ) but you maybe have forgotten oil and water don’t mix right? So what happens is even if you wash it out 1-2 times directly afterwards there are small oil particles left in the cracks and in between the cuticle. Over time more is there and with heat from the sun, our body and/or heat from styling they get sealed on the hair eventually coating it completely like glue.

Then what happens is that the internal moisture evaporates from the hair pulling the oil coating tighter onto the cuticle, making it tight suffocating the hair. At this point you have super shinny hair and are most likely convinced your hair is super healthy, the reality is far from that. The oil layer is making your hair look shinny yes, your hair is actually brittle, dry and extremely fragile.

Don’t believe us? Try getting a small amount of hair in between your fingers and rubbing it together. Hear that rough sound like sandpaper? It’s the rough coating over the cuticle.

What do you do instead of oil I hear you asking?

Well firstly oil doesn’t need a replacement as it’s not needed or desired for healthy hair firstly so relax you don’t need to replace it with anything. You do however need shampoo followed by a conditioner and if your hair is brittle maybe a leave in conditioner and a moisturiser.

When these things were used or started it was a different time, the world was different we didn’t have the Developement with products or science to know better. We do now and we know that it is not what your hair needs. If you still can’t survive without a weekly oil massage replace oil with conditioner you will thank later.

When it’s too late to change who you got locked up with

Well in case anyone thinks this is me trying to send a message you can stop right there, am blessed to be able to have access to wifi now I’m locked in the bathroom after a recent spat of name calling. It’s not that bad honestly the water is still on and given it’s summer I really don’t mind the cool marble floor, it’s kind of nice. My bad has adjusted to the firm floor and the two towels which once dried our lovely bodies together are now my mattress.

It’s a matter of perspective I think, sure the name calling was uncalled for just like the 14 nails that secure my 3 foot by 4 foot lux apartment that has wifi, running water, toilet with a bum squirter and enough shampoo honestly to last me the rest of 2020. Food could become an issue but luckily our maid is still responding to my messages on what’s app and bringing food to the window so it seems like I can manage.

Now while I joke and laugh to myself, because that’s what we all are doing now and finding yourself talking to the wall and laughing at literally nothing. Maybe you are not the sunshine that your mother told you were, maybe you are a royal pain in the butt. Maybe just maybe you could make a little effort to be a better inmate and make your jail buddy’s life a tad better.

Do the right thing and survive and be a positive beacon to whoever you are locked away with.

Wash your hands, even between snacks

A lot of us are at home and whilst we think we can go back to our dirty ways and not wash as vigilant as we did when we did venture outside but we MUST!

Doesn’t matter what you have been doing, you never know what you have touched. Keep washing, keep washing and stay vigilant.

I’ve washed my hands so much I found the answers to my eighth grade test

After a few weeks of washing your hands and using 70%+ hand sanitizer you, just like the rest of us are feeling like we have the hands of a 300 year old caveman. Relax it’s a good sign that you actually listen and are following what we should be doing, it’s also a reminder that years ago you needed help remembering!

Moisturise 3-4 times a day, your welcome!

Looking forward to having the salon open and getting back to doing what we love.

Things to do while locked up

Let’s be honest after a few days we are all getting a little stir crazy, when we were all going to work we had a million things we thought we could do if we stayed home yet now your gone there is nothing to do! Well stop crying and let’s get a list together!

The start of your list of things you can do

Clean out your cupboards

Clean out your fridge

Arrange your makeup draw

Read one of the books you bought 3 years ago

Message your parents or a friend

Ask your neighbor if there is anything they need, you can pick it up when you go out to save more people heading out

Contact a friend who lives alone

Watch Netflix travel shows on your next holiday once life gets back to normal

Learn to cook! No better time than now!

Clean out your phone and laptop

Wah your sneakers

And yes the obvious is not have friends over or try to do anything to close to people you don’t need to be around.

Coloring your hair at home is expensive to fix

There is not one person on the planet who colors their hair that isn’t wondering what they will do, let’s be honest there is a lot more to worry about but who doesn’t want to feel good while being in quarantine! You may be tempted to try a DIY to cover up the grey or the darker regrowth but don’t!

Headed to the chemist yesterday and saw the entire shop was emptied out and the area for box color was empty which shocked me. If you color your hair at home, it can be too dark and you will end up having to do it more often than if you just waited. If you think you are going to do some highlights or go lighter, things will turn ugly really fast! The cost to color in a salon is more expensive than a DIY color true but fixing your disaster ( color correction ) can cost double or triple than the original color. It may not even be able to be fixed! Just wait, we will be open one day and when that day comes we will be ready for you!

The “No shampoo” technique for fresh hair to try while your on lockdown

Well honestly I’ve heard all kinds of weird and crazy things over the years and when it comes to home remedies honestly the bizarre stuff some people do is really eye popping! But the one trend which varies depending on who you talk too is the “no poo shampoo”

Yes it varies and let us explain our version which honestly has worked really well for several people we know. It’s basically only using half the amount of shampoo and only doing the roots, in short think only half wash your hair then rinse. It’s not for everyone and for some it can be not enough to properly cleanse the scalp but if your hair is fine it can be amazing on creating fullness!

Now if you have time on your hands, let’s be honest we know you do try googling “no poo shampoo” there is brands by the name of it, home remedies with using Baking powder, apple cider vinegar etc but we do not endorse or recommend that. We are simply saying try this technique with the shampoo you have. Wet the hair, use 50-60% less than you would normally and wash only the roots. You can work it through the ends lightly then rinse and lightly condition. It leaves your scalp and hair slightly gritty, slightly dirty without the oil that weighs it down. Try it over the next few days and let us know how you went!

Stay indoors, stay safe

It’s not what happens it’s how you react to what happens

No need to keep telling you that it’s this or that, if you don’t know you should be indoors then you live under a rock and should possible stay there! No matter what part of the world you live it’s time to stay home and do what we are told!

It’s not ideal, it’s not cool, it’s sad, it’s scary and it puts everyone’s future literally in the air. No one is spared! That’s the reality, but also everyone is in it together.

Text someone and check on them, call family to say hi, resist cutting bangs and take this time to rest, recharge and get yourself ready to be the best version of you!

Stay indoors, restrict interaction with people and do what we are told!

When they are all talk

We are fairly sure this kinda thing has happened to a LOT of you because there are people out there that just love to tell you how good they are. Maybe it’s true maybe it’s not, the reality is you won’t know unless you have a first hand experience.

It’s crazy how people can claim their own tag line like “best salon” or “most awarded salon” it’s funny because that guy who has been messaging you none stop who is so cool in your DM’s in reality doesn’t speak! Welcome to 2020, your captions are cool but sorry I gotta go!

Please note the tags we use just for the sake of irony 😂

Netflix watch list

The thought of having nothing to do for a day is fun, a few days exciting but more than that is daunting!

So to make life a little easier because we always swap who is watching what so to keep you all updated and hope you guys can share your list with us too! Here goes,

Series to watch non stop

Toyboys

The Iron fist

Dead to me

Money Heist

Elite

Mind hunter

Reality TV to binge watch till the sun comes up

Instant hotel

Yummy mummies

Back with the ex

Ugly delicious

Formula 1

Restaurants on the Edge

Selling Sunset

Now it’s not a foolproof list but it’s a good start because we know sometimes the brain won’t start enough to even search. God knows you have probably been staring at the screen for the last 45 min anyway.

Stay safe ❤️

What not to do with your hair now you have too much time on your hands!

You probably used to sit at your desk or workstation wishing you were home watching netflix or chilling wondering why you have to even work. This was most likely only days or weeks ago now you are dreaming of fresh air, sunshine and even missing being around that annoying person in the office! Funny how we always want something we can’t have till you have it then you realise it wasn’t that good of an idea in the first place!

We all have habbits with our hair and whilst the odd hair flip may seem sexy or playing with those split ends is a good time pass it most certainly won’t have you looking good by the time you get to the salon next so stop it right now!

Use the free time productively, give your hair a break from blow dries and the daily abuse you put it through and let it chill. Stay safe kids

Ride the wave

Like everything we have a choice, a choice at times on how to react to things. Life throws punches and curveballs and it’s not the act it’s the reaction to it that will define you and what happens to you!

Take it incredibly serious but don’t obsess over it, stay safe and take every precaution possible. We are open and taking extreme measure to ensure your safety.

The chaos needs to STOP

The minute there is a problem, we all break out with great quotes on Instagram about how bad it is and let’s be honest it’s bad! But we can choose to be full of fear, drama and scared or we can choose to be empowered and motivating to the people around us!

Obviously be safe and respectful because it’s possibly the most traumatic time in all our lives but understand we will get through it! Choose to be a beacon of light rather than the grim reaper, stay informed but not obsessed. Use the free time to focus on what you are doing and the life you are living, regardless of this life is actually short.

We have taken measures and continue to do so to make sure we as well as you are 100% safe and we are open!

Get the Hair Salon to yourself during the Corona Virus outbreak

We know the current situation with Corona Virus is scary, we are all worried, we need to remain calm. Whilst we have stepped up our sanitation within the salon as well as between clients we have been asked if we can offer early or after hours bookings. For those of you who would prefer to come in when there is no one else in the salon we do offer this and have done for a long time, but now it seems more appropriate than before.

If you would like to come in before we open for the general public we can arrange this only via PRIOR APPOINTMENT. Conditions apply

We also STRONGLY request if you are not feeling 100% well, show any signs of sickness that you do not visit the salon until you are well.

We are all human and have families and infection can spread to people we all care about that may or may not be able to cope as well as others. Hair can wait, life is short let’s get through this calmly and with respect to everyone. ❤️

Our main focus is hair and we continue to be a safe place for everyone and wish for everyone to respect that. We reserve the right of refusal of service and/or entry to anyone whom we feel may not have everyone’s best interest in mind.

Why humour is essential during difficult times!

We have had so many conversations about the current situation with almost everyone that comes in, the truth is no one knows for a fact what will happen, we all read the same updates and not one person is more informed than the next. Everyone would like to tell you what you should do, what you should t do, how it started, who is to blame, how to prevent it and why they are the authority of the virus. Well guess what Susan, it is what it is and if you keep rambling off your know it all nonsense I may just cough in your face for laughs.

Honestly we all have a choice in how we react, you can run around with your hands in the air screaming for your life, crying and getting scared, you can lock yourself indoors and not leave until it’s all over, you can go about your normal life with a sense of caution. It’s your choice! Whatever you decide, wouldn’t you feel better if you could laugh at yourself? Humour is in fact the easiest way to make you feel better, increases your immune system and encourages good vibes! So if you want to feel good for a few seconds or minutes please check these out!

Understand that this is incredibly serious, it’s life and death! Sanitation and keeping yourself out of public unless Essential is critical! stay safe everyone and know this was just to get you to smile 😀

How to get rich vibrant hair colors

It’s a fact that whatever you have you simply will think it would be better if you had the opposite, sadly that’s the way a lot of us are wired! Dark you want it light, light you want it dark. You have it cut short only to be wanting to grow it till it’s long again, curly you want it straight and straight you dream of having hair with a curl or bend!

Honestly you are all mental!

Want what you don’t have? Give us a call and get the opposite hair that you have! 01141010011

No matter how bad things get, promise me you don’t do a box color

Your sitting at home and all you see is everyone living their best life with hair that’s just perfect and here you are, not showered in 3 days eating whatever is left in the fridge contemplating ordering a box color online……

Via a too good salon in India 🤭

Please don’t! Wait or come see us!

What you should be doing on Womans day!

Don’t you love that there is a day for everything, a certain day to acknowledge this or that and in fact some people need it as a reminder to make that effort to be nice or say thanks to the people they love!? Crazy right. The world without women would not exist but it would also be a very sad place. We would like to thank the woman in our life for being the driving force for who we are, the values we stand for, the people we are, the people we strive to be, the standard we keep, the love they give, the role models they are, the patience they have, the perseverance, the stable strength of character, the love and support, for turning the other cheek, for not letting things slide, for calling us out, for not putting up with less, for finding things in front of us, for remembering things from 1994, for holding on tight, for letting go, caring if we are sad, not caring if we are sad, for waking up early, to sleeping in late, for having children, for not having children, for speaking your mind, for putting your foot down, for saying no it’s not ok, for raising the bar, for entering the bar, for making the effort, for being lazy and for being the better sex than us but pretending it’s not a big deal!

Happy woman’s day to every single woman! Thank you for everything you do, put up with and endure. We love each of you!

What is a Gluten Free haircut

What you put in, you get back and it’s not just food and your body we are talking about. There is no end to this principle the more you put into things the more you get back. Garbage in garbage out it’s really that simple, you can not surround yourself with idiots and expect to be exceptional just like you can’t eat fast food and expect to be 100% healthy!

Gluten free haircuts are haircuts that work, they don’t require blowdry daily, they are architecturally put together for ease of styling and require little or no fuss! They come with full instructions and little maintenance!

Getting your hair coloured in 2020

You may have started the year off with the most amazing goals, thoughts or plans but it’s now March and the only thing off the list is Finally watching the finale season of Suits! Well don’t stress, making resolutions is kinda lame and let’s be honest rarely does anyone follow through with them anyway. It’s better to be honest with yourself and make small changes more often than expect yourself to change overnight. Let’s get real no one changes that much overnight!

If getting yourself a new look was one thing on the list then stop reading and get on the phone and call us now! Phone 01141010011 that’s right just stop reading but if you just want to find out what can be done the options are literally endless!

Golden brown base with soft baby balayagè via Pinterest
Light brown base with Balayagè with face framing via Pinterest

This is fresh hot and perfect for summer ready hair! Find out if this would suit call 01141010012 or drop into have a chat to one of our senior stylists.

How to fake it

Not everyone has luscious thick healthy hair, in fact very few do but it’s about making it appear like you do. We all know people and maybe we all are guilty of portraying a different version of reality than what is most real. The truth is we all want to look the best we can do a little trick here and there isn’t going to hurt anyone!

Whilst we have grown up thinking the more you get the better the value for money but in reality it doesn’t always work that way, in fact with hair it’s about quality over quantity. You wouldn’t cut more off just because the price was high to get your monies worth or add more color just because it seemed like it’s free?

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To add fullness or the illusion of more hair you add subtle variations of color with balayagè and you create depth within the hair, therefore it looks like you have more hair than you do. It won’t work the same if you end up going cray cray because you want your auntie to see it, it won’t look the same and in fact will have the opposite effect.

We specialise in colouring hair and happy to chat about your options.

There are givers and takers, which one are you?

It’s 2020 and to be honest to put life into perspective it’s crazy that anyone would be stressed about how structured the curl is sitting when they don’t get a blowout. It is what it is and it’s ok if that’s on your priority lift because it’s what we do, so chill.

A blowout is not going to destroy your hair if don’t correctly and there are no other factors ( excessive color, lack of regular trims etc ) but wouldn’t it be nice to be able to just wash and go?

Imagine all the free time you had? Imagine the extra money in your hand if you didn’t rush to the hair salon every few days because you have two left hands. Well honestly it’s not that much of a stretch, natural movement and curly hair has not had a better rap than it does now, it’s fresh hot and if managed well can be super sexy.

Controlling the hair is the challenge but what we find is that a lot of the time, you have the right products & tools but you simply are using them wrong. You end up with frizzy hair that looks more like you just woke up than someone who did your hair.

First thing you need to do is get it cut correctly, now there is no amount of words or explanation that can explain this enough but if you have split ends or fractured cuticles your hair will end up frizzy! Regular trims to remove these is what you need, every 6-8 weeks!

Second is how you treat it, if you have a friend or love one that simply takes takes takes, it’s not long before you switch off and end up pushing them away. Your hair needs to be treated gently, the more you touch it or flip it around it WILL go frizzy no matter what! It may look cute to flip hair from side to side in your head, in reality you just look crazy!

Product and application. It’s amount placement and how it gets there, do not overload, do not play with it and always always add moisture.

Want hands on help, call or drop in and see us, we don’t want to see you for a blowout every few days we want you to be able to manage it yourself!

Discount hair services are not always the best idea

If you go to a supermarket to buy bread, the ones that’s about to go stale is always on sale, it’s discounted simply because it’s shelf life is shorter! There are two very obvious ways to look at discounts and that is product vs service. If you have a product and shop for the best price then you have very few problems that can go wrong, it’s the same product or brand you are just looking for the cheapest!

If you want to buy discount medicine the first question you would ask yourself ( or should be ) is this Medicean actually ok! Looking for a cheap doctor, one that can give you a great deal on your upcoming surgery? Makes no sense right, you wouldn’t want to get your surgery done during a “Happy Hour” or 50% off it’s simply crazy!

Similarly searching for the cheapest salon or a “deal” won’t get you want you need to be happy, it rarely does in fact it can end up costing you more money to fix your hair than it would have cost to get it done right in the first place!

Often salons advertise heavy discounts but by the time you leave you have ended up spending a lot more than you thought.

So for all those people wanting to know our price list, we don’t give quotes over the phone on colors bavasir it’s so subjective and we need to see your hair and talk face to face yo give you a ball park figure. Nothing more embarrassing than thinking it’s x but turns out to be xyz.

We encourage our clients to ask about price, it’s normal. Once you have had a chat with us ask the price, if you are happy to do it then we are good to go, if not it’s ok too.

Where & when to get a haircut!

We all are a little delusional and think we are the one in a million and our hair grows either faster or slower than anyone on the planet, reality is more likely it’s just normal. Some say 10-15 days some say every 6 months and yet the reality is very different!

To maintain the hairstyle you have you need a trim every 5-6 weeks, for guys who don’t want to look messy, ideally 4 weeks!

If your trying to grow it, 6-8 weeks to remove any split ends!

Once hair has left your body and visable it’s actually dead the growth happens inside your head not on the ends! A split end can end up reducing length but splitting and end up breaking off further up which looks terrible and will end up going shorter without cutting or feeling like it’s simply not growing.

So reality is regular trims are important and you need to do it no matter who you are!

We are located at

117 Meherchand market, 01141010011

It’s all fun and games until someone gets shaved

DIY hair and YouTube’rs that claim they do hair is fun to watch and in some cases they do some cool hair, possibly even beautiful hair!

But it’s not something that you can learn in 5 minutes or a few tutorials which is highly edited and not relevant to everyone’s hair type. It can be an easy thing to miss judge your medium texture hair with someone else’s and not take into consideration yours is thicker, has been pre lightened and then coloured dark, hasn’t been cut in 6 months and has more damage than iPhone dropped from a roof of a 15 story building. No your hair is not basically the same, no you don’t understand why it is now breaking off in handfuls.

A bad color can literally burn your hair off at the roots! Have a weekend bender, that’s fun but don’t bring out sharp instruments or start colouring your hair because you watched a few videos.

Only trust professional hair salons, this is not a DIY job. Give us a call or drop in and have a free consultation

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We all have a friend like this!

You know when you want to change up your look and have spent hours, weeks and even months planning out your new look then finally researching which salon to go too, save the money and take the plunge. You do it and it’s everything you wanted and more, beautiful hair and you feel fresh and alive, then your DF friends tell you they liked it the other way.

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Like really? Thanks for not telling me till I changed it. Like seriously

Times when a haircut and your fresh look isn’t going to change you!

Want to look different and fresh but still sprinkle your toxic energyall over the place like chilli flakes on a deep dish pizza?

Give us a call!

Phone 01141010011

Hair that compliments your skin tone

First of all no matter what shade your skin is, it’s perfect the way it is and don’t listen to any person who tells you otherwise!

It’s not only not cool to try and either bleech your skin or sit out in the sun for hours to get darker, it’s just plain unhealthy and can in fact kill you!

Getting the right depth or lightness that compliments you as an individual varies from person to person because we are all unique. If you want to know more we can have a consultation with you and discuss options, it may be adding some variation which freshens you your overall look or if needed adds depth to give you more fullness.

Give us a call Rod Anker Salons 01141010011

Care instructions for your new hair that pet salons won’t tell you!

For those of you with a fresh color or cut, maintaining it can be scary especially if you are as clueless as we fear you may be, it’s ok even though we explained it while doing your hair then again at the end it can take a few try’s to get the hang of it. It’s ok practise makes perfect.

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While we put a lot of effort into talking about your hair before we do it, we like to think that what we create you can do it yourself daily with the tools and skills we showed you when you were in.

If you are struggling, even if it’s not our cut then drop in and see how we can help.

Your doing great sweetie

Like seriously there has been generations that grew up with terrible haircuts, low self esteem handed down clothes, no internet, no takeaway, no brands, no encouragement no positive words or no equality in the family unit. No fancy birthday presents no fancy holidays, no pocket money, no advice, no therapy sessions, no Netflix, no phones and no salon visits and yet here we are!

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The perfect haircut for your face shape

If you are like a lot of people you possibly have no idea which face shape you have and what is the perfect hairstyle for you! Don’t panic help us here, it’s not fool proof however this should give you a guide to get closer to what will work for you and your unique face. There are other factors apart from just face shape you need to think about like the Hair color or getting some Face framing color can alter the illusion of the shape of the face.

Whatever face shape you have you have to take the outer shape of your hair that you are creating and imagine that that’s now your face-shape and that has to be flattering, for example. Round you have a round face-shape and you have a really short Bob then guess what, you look rounder and fuller in the face. You should aim to stretch out the shape and have slightly longer hair.

If you have a square face-shape and you have a short cropped flattop haircut then your head may end up looking like a box!

Now whilst an oval face is open to almost any hairstyle we all need to be aware of other factors, like facial hair and hairlines. If you have an oval or rectangular face-shape and a high hairline this is NOT the haircut for you!

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You might be saying, who on earth would wear hair like this, well this is possibly the most common asked for haircut. It makes the front of your head look stretched out, your forehead look 37% bigger and suddenly your nose looks abnormally longer. Add a little growth on your chin and now you look completely face tuned!

Getting the right advice and walking through options from a professional is the best way to make sure you know what you are doing. No one has a bad shape head, it maybe just a few small changes to your hair that make all the difference. Could be fading the hairline in at the back so your neck doesn’t look fat or adding slight sideburns on to add width to a round face.

If you are looking for the best hair salon in Delhi, check us out we specialise in only hair!

Come have a free consultation with us and find out how we can help or give us a call on 01141010011

When it’s a fresh week and you are trying to get a grip

Anyone who has caught a bus or seen the way busses drive in Delhi will know that it is likely that in order to survive you have to hold on this tight!

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Well it’s only Monday ( unless you read this on a Tuesday ) in which case you have struggled hard for too long! If you need a break plan a trip out of work and come get coffee and a blowout or if you’re really over it all then stay longer get a color!

How to remove this color

Now it may have seemed like a good idea at the time and let’s be honest, between Pinterest & Instagram it’s hard not to be tempted to go a tad OTT with hair color but it’s not as easy to remove it as you may think.

Unlike this mark which is a sign you have voted, hair color is a lot harder to remove and in some cases you simply can not!

Moral of the story, go out and vote today, research your hair color get some reference images of color you like then come have a chat to us.

Rimming is the new ombré but with a pop

It’s 2020 and no one likes to waste anything, yesterday’s rice is today’s fried rice and we are all scrambling for a cloth bag to take to the shops to try to do our bit in order not to contribute to the destruction of our planet! Now we like to think of ourselves as resourceful nd o thug like getting two or three looks for the same cost as one right, ever mid the fact that you save your hair from doing too much chemical treatments. So if you have a old color that’s lighter at the ends the why not!

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If you don’t have the Ends lighter it’s ok you can make it lighter and color over it to get the POP

If rimming is something you have seen and wanted to do why not give it a shot!

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How can I fix this

Often we get asked how to fix a hair problem, how much for color on medium length hair, can I color my hair blonde, how to stop frizz and the list goes on. We love answering questions and if we can help we most definitely will, but understand doing it over a text either DM or phone is very subjective, medium length to you doesn’t mean the same as it does for others, lighter to you and lighter to us has a different meaning.

We give free consultations for everyone, you can come in and chat with us about your hair and we will let you know what we think, approx cost and timeline for it. We don’t pressure you into doing it, in fact we are happy just to help you get your hair stress sorted.

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So before we can give you a cost or a plan we need to see your hair first. Drop in and show us.

5 ways to be a better looking person today

You look in the mirror and all you see is ugly, well it’s time to change things today!

Good looks starts with personality and although no one believes that it’s actually true!

There are some things you can do that don’t cost money and you can do right now so let’s start.

1. Smile

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You maybe cross eyed but a smile makes all the difference.

2. Do something with your hair! Run a comb through it, try washing it or if you really want to go all out get yourself a haircut!

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3. Use a moisturizer

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4. Have a Yes attitude, nothing is too much trouble. No one likes a person who has “no” on the top of the tongue to whatever the question. Not saying you do something you don’t want to do but simply don’t dismiss every single idea before answering. Be excited to talk and interact with people you meet!

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5. Listen to people, like actually listen. No to reply just listen and be interested in what they have to say, nothing is more of a turnoff than someone who doesn’t actually hear a word you say!

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Now these sound obvious, which they are but if you do these and follow it everyday who knows what the future holds!

The one person you need to love more than anyone else

So we all know 2020 has started like part 17 of hunger games and it’s been a challenge to be positive about a lot of things, let’s be honest! But don’t stress because you have all the tools to be able to at least feel good about something. No not talking about getting your hair done, although that will help.

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Talking about loving yourself, holding value in who you are, not letting anyone treat you less than you deserve or not thinking you deserve better. It’s one thing to let one small thing slide, it’s another to let it become the normal. Have big expectations of yourself and the interactions you have, if someone or something doesn’t fit into it it may be time to cut it off and move on.

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It’s a two way street and if you find that it’s becoming one sided it’s time to take control. Life is too short to hold on to negative or something that’s not working. Could be your long layers, a toxic relationship, a fade diet or just a crappy job it’s time to set higher standards if you want the best life possible!

Love yourself!

Training hair to grow in a certain direction

So you have taught your dog to sit, stay eat on demand amoughst other cool tricks and you are one of those people who likes control in life and yet your bangs are facing north 24/7 and you can’t seem to get them to behave. Can you train hair to move into a different direction?

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Now there is several ways to encourage hair to move in certain directions which we will explain.

1. Cutting the hair in a certain way either removing or increasing weight around a certain problem area can encourage change of movement depending on the hair.

2. Product can help, whilst it’s not going to solve it without effort it may help.

3. Hair grows internally ( under your skin and the direction it grows out of your scalp in determined by the direction the root is facing so no amount of tugging or encouragement is going to change it!

4. If you have had a centre part for example for years and suddenly moved it and cut it short. The weight may have pulled the follicle into the centre part over time with the weight of the hair. After several washes 2-3 days the line will be gone.

Come speak to the Original hair whisperer 01141010011

No plastic bags, put it in your Birkin

Everyone talks about being sustainable and we immediately think recycle or creating minimal waste and that is possible the most obvious, good choices that have low impact on our planet and lives. For us whilst being a salon we believe that we can create a low impact whilst making smart micro choices daily.

Some of the things we do are;

We do not offer retail bags, too often most people have a pile of bags sitting at home that simply are carried from shop to car then car to inside the house.

We believe that if something needs to be done with your hair, we will tell you about it but we also believe that if it doesn’t need to be done then we will tell you not to do it also. Too often some people will end up doing things when in fact they don’t need too.

If we as a business can create awareness with staff and our clients in an ethical way they too will adapt to the new normal and in turn it makes a difference.

Smudging is the answer for your nasty grey hair

Colouring hair is an art and can be loads of fun with endless options but for a lot of people trying to cover grey hair the battle seems never ending and can be not only expensive but demanding you visit every few weeks to cover the new white hair growing out! Don’t worry we have a solution for you.

Smudging is the art of taking your color and smudging it into the roots, doesn’t give 100% coverage but it does blend color over the grey eliminating the hard line you typically get from hair touch ups. Now whilst this is not for everyone it is for sure going to help you feel not tied to the fortnightly visits to the salon which will save you time, money and heartache of seeing the solid line growing out everytime you look in the mirror!

If your regrowth is stressing you out then come see us and see if this technique is right for you!

How to style your hair when there is no electricity

We aim to be relevant and considering Delhi has its fair share of electricity outages we just like you have been stuck midstream not knowing what to do. It happens eve in the salon, we have battery back up and maybe you do too but if you don’t here are a few tricks to help you not freak out!

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If you haven’t yet started styling your hair then all you need to do depending on your hair is the following!

Curly hair

Little serum and possibly a thick leave in conditioner. Pat dry and then apply gently, gently pull into a low pony tail and you are good to go. Don’t make the mistake of trying to shake it dry or you will end up a frizzy mess!

Straight hair

A little leave in conditioner, something light preferably and gently put a scarf on your head making sure not to flatten it too much and wait or head to work then take it off.

Option 3

This one is fail proof, open your phone, head to what’s app message work saying your sick proceed to Netflix log in head back to bed and chill!

You’re welcome

Should you be rinsing your hair with filtered water?

Moving cities or countries can create all kinds of challenges and changes, from where to get the food that you like to finding a doctor that you can trust. Things like water don’t typically land on your radar as a lot of cities or countries you take for granted you can turn on the tap and drink what comes out.

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Tap water in northern India has been known to have high levels of Nitrate, fluoride and even Arsenic which is alarming. Now obviously using RO water to shower is most likely unrealistic for most, rinsing your hair after you shower in it is achievable. A little fuss but it may well be worth it when it comes to protecting your hair! It can cause hairfall, dehydration & color fade

Now whilst simply rinsing your hair in filtered water is not going to be as good as showering in glacier water but it most certainly is putting your best efforts into a healthy growth. Also good to remember brushing your teeth and cleansing your face use RO water also.

So the answer is yes, rinse with filtered water 💦

The haircut to watch out for in 2020

It’s been around for many years, it comes and goes and let’s be honest it’s not for everyone but if you can pull it off, it looks hot!

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Business at the front and party at the back haircut also known as “The Mullet” started back in the 80’s and came to the forefront from the band Beastie Boys. It’s pure Rock n Roll but can but softened down depending on your comfort level and hair texture.

Whilst some say it’s out of date and a little too out to be cool, it is in fact cool and we think we will be seeing more of it this year!

How to find what you want in 2020

It’s fairly common that we are in the position of looking for something we can’t find other than one of your favourite socks you can only find 1 of. The best information comes from friends and friends of friends. Saying that we have to be careful who to listen too as we all have different perspectives, ask someone who eats chilli on everything where is the best place to eat most likely it’s going to be spicy. Ask someone who likes cold weather where to go for a holiday, most likely it’s not going to be the beach and so on, you get the point.

We hear from our clients getting asked by strangers where they get their hair done a lot, which we love hearing it’s the best compliment from complete strangers. Some salons still advertise in a more traditional way and whilst it may work for them we choose not too and spend more time and money doing what we do best.

Sure you can google, you are going to find firstly more than likely the hair salons that spend on google ads or placement or even, discount marketing to try and attract you through money incentives. We don’t do that. If you are searching for great hair, come see us and talk to us about what it is your after, consultations are always free! If you like our vibe we can give you a quote and if your happy with it we can book you in for a time/ day that suits you!

Avoid frizzy hair by not doing this!

We have all seen it in movies, it looks somewhat romantic even, great for the gram for that Sunday chill and mask but doing this will make your hair frizzy!

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It’s true that the way you treat your hair in the moments following washing it contributes to how it behaves for the next day or days! So if we think about flipping our head upside down wrapping it a towel then expecting it to sit nice and smooth in the complete opposite direction, then you’re going to be sadly let down.

Whilst it can be good for a photo it really isn’t going to help with hair frizz in fact make it more frizzy.

The best thing to do after the shower is apply a serum or leave in conditioner/ moisturiser and gently pat your hair. Don’t rub it pat it! The more aggressive you are the more frizz you create, the more torment means the more erratic the hair will behave. Gently move and style.

Why copy paste doesn’t work with your hair

You see something you like, you save it then dream about one day doing it which is normal and we are totally up for you saving photos as inspiration but your hair is not the same hair as the person in the photo.

If it’s a vibe more than an exact copy then it’s ok but if you are going to want your hair to be exactly the same you may find it challenging given your hair texture, density and the way your hair moves most likely isn’t the same. Now take that alongside your Faceshape being different it can be a mismatch that you need to be aware of.

Don’t panic tho it’s about creating a look that is based on a reference photo not a copy. Keep saving those photos as it’s the best way to explain it to your hairstylist when you visit the salon.

When to shampoo and why

We get asked a lot about how often you should wash your hair, does shampooing your hair daily cause hair fall and what’s the best brand shampoo to use! Here you go, it’s all here!

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How often should you shampoo your hair?

This is a very personal question and one that will vary from person to person, season to season. Someone with super long hair in winter will most certainly not want to wash their hair daily and someone with short hair is happy to do it daily in summer, makes sense right? Well the easy answer is this, just like your skin your scalp gets dirt, pollution and oils that need to be removed in order to have a healthy scalp, healthy scalp healthy growth! So it makes sense that you wash it daily! The longer you leave it the more oily and polluted your scalp will become. You wouldn’t wash your face every second or third day then wonder why you have a breakout would you?

When you wash it you notice hair in your hands, this is NOT from the shampoo and it’s 99.9% just naturally occurring hair that is coming out regardless but with the massage effects and rubbing you see it in your hands versus just falling on your shoulders during the day. Now that’s the scalp and condition based on your hair for the hair and not the scalp.

What shampoo is best for you?

That’s like asking what food am I going to like the most, it is different for everyone, while some have thick, coloured, fine thick etc etc. we recommend staying clear of shampoo with sodium laureth sulfate ( the detergent that is added just to add bubbles which is also added to many household cleaners). Apart from that it would depend on your budget and haircare regime. We use Alfa Parf as well as Schwarzkopf shampoo and there are many sulfate free shampoo’s on the market.

Will washing my hair make me bald? There is absolutely no truth in this whatsoever, baldness is fundamentally genetic and in your DNA. For guys you are more prone to hair loss than woman!

Hope that helps

How to hydrate your hair during Winter

Winter in Delhi is dry and both skin and hair can take a beating and end up feeling rough and frizzy from lack of moisture. There are a lot of products that can help boost moisture content but prevention is better than cure! Follow these tips for hydrated hair.

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Pro tips

Always condition regardless of your hair or scalp being oily or not, it’s about closing the cuticle you make sure moisture doesn’t evaporate.

Use a heat protection serum, helps lock in moisture and keep the cuticle closed.

Leave in conditioner depending on your hair type as to what brand but start with something light and work your way towards heavier if needed.

Regular trims remove split ends hence making sure they don’t travel upwards.

Don’t over style your hair, yes we know it’s cold but if your not going out it may be a good idea to just let it dry naturally in front of the heater.

This is a good start, remember not to overdo color it can be an easy trap thinking it’s freaking it up when in fact it may not need color rather just a health check. Best to come see us and discuss what can be done to help you look your best during winter!

Hair colors trends for 2020

Last year we had a lot of interesting colors and while some will spill over to 2020 some we should leave behind or at least we hope so! We are entering a time of self reflection and don’t want to be burdened with trips to the hair salon every few weeks to make sure you look fresh! Gone are the days that you need or should be masking the odd white hair to look a certain way.

Colors in for 2019 but out for 2020

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Ombré, let’s be honest it wasn’t cool for a while and whilst a lot still love it, it can be a tad tacky. This trend evolved once people with solid colors let it grow out, after several months it started to look good and boom that’s how it all started!

Stripey highlights, never cool unless it’s 1990 and then in fact wasn’t that cool but hey it was the 90’s so you just had to go with it!

Took a while but we found it

Balayagè is one of those color trends that we believe will last a lot longer, it’s move from bold to more subtle is a sign of the gloss that everyone is seeking with their hair, it’s about creating depth and variation using lighter freehand selected pieces hand crafted throughout the last 2/3rds of your hair. It is super low Maintainence and isn’t harsh on the hair so it leaves it healthy and is not going to compromise condition at all

So if you are looking for hair that’s 2020 and isn’t going to destroy the months if not years of growing it out then relax because trend now is soft and shine, could be a block color that is not so far fetched from your natural color or a soft balayage that just gives a shine through reflective variation.

How to talk Hairdresser language

It’s one thing to know what you want, you have the perfect picture in your head and you know exactly how you want your hair to be. It’s another thing to explain it when it comes time sitting in the salon.

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Communication has to be one of the worlds most underrated skills that can cause incredible damage or create the most beautiful relationships and if it all works it’s amazing!

Words like, splicing, texturising, graduated, choppy, tapered, subtle, bold, feathered, blunt or asymmetric can all sound Japanese if you don’t know and why should you it’s not your job right? Well your right, it’s your role when going to the salon to explain how you feel about your hair and how you want it to look after all. We know the biggest complaint in most hair salon visits is that the hairdresser didn’t get it and that’s why we believe the consultation is the most important part of our relationship as a hair salon.

Tips to get it right!

Firstly choosing both the right hair salon is key, asking around, friends you like their hair and then going in for a consultation is one of the best ways to check out the vibe and communication you get with the hairstylist is very important.

Secondly have some reference images of the past that you loved your hair and a dream picture of how you would love your hair to be.

If you have no intention of blowdring it yourself then be honest and say that, because honesty is the best policy when it comes to setting yourself for a win during the salon visit!

Yes we do free consultations to anyone who would like to come and discuss hair we are more than happy to talk and help you understand what’s possible with absolutely no strings attached.

End of the first week of 2020 and what have you done?

Well you started on the first week of a fresh new year and while it started with the best intentions and great expectations it’s a fact that if you don’t start checking off things the nothing will change.

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Once you have made the first step to change the momentum will follow! No one is saying you need to change but it’s about becoming a better version of yourself, growing to become the best version possible!

So if you want to take the first step and get yourself fresh new hair then give us a call 01141010011 and make 2020 the year you love your hair!

How to do a perfect pony tail every time like Kim Kardashian

Pony tails and top-knots can be a struggle to get perfect every time, it’s an art but there is an easier way that most good hairstylists use that can make the process fool proof so here goes, it’s easy so don’t stress!

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Ok so you need open elastic, approx 45cm ( you can get it from a craft store or search on Amazon ). You need an extra pair of hands and a cushion brush.

Step 1. Brush your hair up and hold it in your hands whilst your friend watches, brush it into place making sure you maintain holding the hair the entire time.

Step 2. Once it’s all brushed and tightly held in your hand, get your friend to wrap the elastic around the base underneath your hand and wrap it around twice tightly and tie in a knot.

Step 3. Cut off loose ends

Step 4. Take small section out from underneath and wrap around base of ponytail to hide elastic, secure with a fine pin!

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Change your hair for 2020

We all seem to have such big expectations of ourselves for a new year and why not! We should be getting better both personally and professionally. It’s not good enough to say or accept your past as part of who you are, be better learn and grow.

A fantastic way to start a new version of you is to start with the easiest thing, your hair!

Give us a call 01141010011 let us help you make the first step! Make 2020 awesome

Best hair color for 2020

Well yes we know it’s only day 2 but you are already asking what’s new and while nothing changes overnight hair color for 2020 is more about shine that actual color. Creating depth, using lighter tones to highlight with the sun or lack of actually right now!

It’s not about always being dramatic rather creating a soft element of variation that’s easy to wear, super low maintanence and sexy! It helps give the illusion of more hair plus doesn’t affect condition long term!

Get yours today!

Phone 01141010011

Highlights of 2019

Yes we all watched your highlights of 2019 stretched out over your 26 30 second stories telling us how blessed you are and how well you have done, god bless you for that thanks! some are lucky to just get out of bed while others would die to be able to sleep in a bed! It’s all relative.

But most humans don’t have the time or energy to be able to put a spin on the fact we just survived the year, it’s been good and bad but that’s ok we know that’s actually normal and we don’t feel bad for it! The time will come for us all to shine bright and whilst we are happy for you, we just got to go ✌🏻

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Make 2020 your year of real time happiness and not content for a 30 second highlight story!

New Year New You

Every year thousands of people across the world think that the clock struck a midnight and its a reset of your life. You can literally say anything and it will come true, the reality is that can happen anytime once you decide it should but I guess it’s more dramatic if you do it on New Year’s Eve. Certainly the way you spend your first day has more mental strength than a few wishes you blurt out drunk on Nee Years!

Now if you have been putting something off we suggest you just do it, if it’s been on your mind then it’s time you bit the bullet and just did it, there is no better time than now!

We are open all through just closed on New Year’s Day so go into the fresh year with the version of you that you want! Get the hair you want in 2020 📞 01141010011

How to recharge for 2020

It’s funny that we think that the date changes and we will have more energy, more passion for our goals and life will be different but sadly it’s a fact. According to Physcoligist we reset our minds the start of every year and have the potential to completely change our lives!

Now that doesn’t mean tour life sucks, it may simply just mean a few adjustments and your reaching your full potential. Do you really want to head into a fresh year ordering take away, sitting on the couch and wondering why life isn’t amazing? I guess not, no one does. A new year can mean a new you and there is literally nothing stopping you, the only thing holding you back is you!

Whatever your goals are for 2020, could be a fresh haircut or backpacking in Nepal, whatever it is plan to do it and be the best version of you possible!

Whatever your mind thinks is reality becomes reality!

Why eating Croissants in the morning will help your hair grow

It’s a fact that when you see something that looks delicious you tend to be attracted to it!

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Eating these delicious looking breakfast or snack will do absolutely nothing to your hair, it’s safe and you can eat as much as you want!

Enjoy

I just got bangs and it changed my life!

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to get all the stars aligned and everything becomes magical!

It can be getting those bangs that’s been on your mind forever! Just do it!

If you have been putting a change off don’t wait, just do it!

Win a hair makeover from Rod Anker this Christmas!

We all have a wish list for Christmas or a birthday and it can be financially hard at times to give the present you want to the person who means so much to you. We have all saved ideas but not saved money to be as generous as we would like to be.

In the true spirit of Christmas we are giving one lucky person a hair makeover from Rod Anker himself worth approx 19,000rp! With some of India’s most known names and faces as clients he is well trusted and is highly sought after so you are in safe hands!

Yes 19,000 inr of hair makeover Free!

All you need to do is tell us why the person should get it, either comment on this post on Facebook or on Instagram making sure to tag them so we can find them! Can be as simple as you want them to feel special or could be they have had a rough year, either way we want to make someone feel special for no reason other than it’s nice to do it!

So go back to this post or head to Rod Anker Salons Facebook and comment on this post tag why you or a friend should win and good luck!

Competition is open to everyone, guys and girls, not exchangeable for cash and is for one person only. Includes a commercial color and cut and is not transferable. Winner announced on Monday 23rd December on our Facebook and Instagram stories.

Apparently we are hard to find, our new sign is up!

According to few people who find it difficult to open that app on your phone called “google maps” we should get a massive sign so they can see us. I know these people, they are super busy and often found sitting in the backseat, scolding the driver because they ran late and not he is meant to make a 30 minute trip in 4 minutes without breaking the law.

Well it’s fairly easy to know where we are, our location is latitude 28.582805774552337 longitude 77.22675330096877 or 117 Meherchand market, Lodhi Colony New Delhi, India. We are beside Altitude store and two doors away from Bombay Shirt Conpany.

Our phone number is 01141010011.

So if you are running late, I guess you can use the “ I couldn’t find you” or you can use GPS, google maps or call for directions, the choice is yours.

What you can say during sex but also to your hairdresser

Typically hairdressers talk a fair bit, ok they talk a LOT! There are some that take life too seriously so we thought to give you a few “one liners” to keep things real and if it doesn’t put a smile on their face at least you will have a laugh!

You want it teased or blown?

It’s fairly wet isn’t it?

Make it a bit wet and try

Let me blow it

Can you make it hard?

It’s too wet

I’m not feeling it, I do like it on the side though

Put more in but shake it first

Grab it and pull it tight

Is it tight enough?

Let me flip you upside and blow it

Cash or Card

You like it on your eyebrows or below?

Sorry I got some on your face

Oops i got some in your ear

Let me put another towel down it’s dripping all over you

In or out or just straight?

Put more in I want it to hold hard

Rub it in just on the end

Can I do this myself if your busy?

How long is this going to take, I’m on my lunch break

Next time I’m bringing my friend, she really wants to try you out

Sorry I came early

Sorry I’m late I will wait my turn, finish then you can do me

I want to come again just before Christmas

Same time next week?

Sorry your card is declined

It’s so white

Just a few drops before will help it move the way we want

Put in in your palms and just rub it gently

Take it all off

Omg I love how it feels I’m telling everyone to come to you

Vegans, you are going to love this!

More and more people are choosing a plant based diet rather than eating meat and whilst we are not sitting here pushing our opinion down your throat, you clicked the link so in our own defence you started it!

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We can get everything we need from plants it literally that simple and in fact our body functions better being vegan so why not do some research and see for yourself.

A lot of people are concerned and curious what food helps hair grow and to be honest if you want to have your body function to its peak it requires balance. A balanced diet covering all food groups plus looking after our body in terms of sleep, stress etc etc. a healthy growth is part what’s going on inside and what you do with it on the outside. So maintaining a clean scalp, conditioning the hair and not destroying it with heat, excessive color or styling which a lot of times is over done then think you can do a “hair spa” to fix it think again!

Hair color decoded

It’s one thing to see a photo and like someone’s hair color in a photo at the beach and another when you see the same person inside the office. Light changes everything so when you are choosing or even thinking about hair color it’s important that the images you see are realistic to your goals.

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If it’s afternoon winter sun, the hair looks warmer, if it’s inside typically will look cooler. Direct sin will reflect warmer tones and of course then you have the fact that images online most likely have been edited slightly if not a lot!

Get your hair references ready and then once you have, go through them and cut the ones out that are second choices, then you will have a more accurate idea of the hair you want!

I see your mouth moving but can’t hear what you’re saying

Don’t you have one of those people you know who just loves the sound of their own voice? It’s bla bla bla

If you love talking, come see us we know when yo insert “oh yeah” or “sounds great” but rest assured it’s only after we find out in depth about your hair.

What do you want for Christmas?

We all have wants and a lot of the time they are just that, wants certainly rarely are needs but rather wants. We live in a kind of selfish time and we all want instant gratification rather than working towards something.

So before you ramble of a list of things you want, think about what in the long list you actual need.

Maybe it’s something you keep putting off, a haircut or even just something simple like going to gym or a diet. Whatever it is do it!

It’s Photoshopped Jyoti

We love getting reference photo’s of what you like and what your dream hair would look like, seriously helps us a lot! BUT if you think you can change your hair color dramatically like this with little effort, money and time it may be best to get it photoshopped!

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Please don’t bring in your friends Instagram photos and expect us not to spill the beans and tell you that in fact her hair isn’t that color because she is level 1 in color correction on whatever app she is using this week!

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For real color advice, results and still having hair left on your head then give us a call!

Phone 01141010011

No Fatima, we are not doing a global color!

We see it too often, people getting things done when they don’t need them. Could be keratin thinking it’s going to make dehydrated limp hair full and bouncy to color on ends when it’s black.

A lot of the time it’s habbit that causes us to do what we do and most times it’s not required. We do get told we are expensive but a lot of times we are cheaper than what you are paying because half the things you do in fact don’t need doing!