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!
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!
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.
The biggest thing that has come out of lockdown in 2020 for hair is low maintenance hair that flows with little effort. Whilst a lot of this is controlled by the cut it can be one of the most liberating things to literally wash and air dry, even in winter!
Often called Curtain Bangs or Eastern European bangs by some it’s having the best of both worlds, having bangs but also having the length to be able to wear it up. It looks effortless and is low Maintainence if done right.
On curly hair is gives you options you never had before!
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!
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.
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.
Reality is no matter who you are or what your background is, at some point you will look at others with the thought that their life is somehow lucky or they have had more breaks. The hard reality is it’s not really that true in fact rarely. Sure some people have been blessed with a wealthy inheritance but that too comes with its own list of problems.
Let’s forget about money, job, car and anything materialistic for a minute. No matter who you are we all crave the fundamental things in life, love, health, safety, friendship and success. In this way no matter who you are we are not that different. There are days of intense motivation, there are also days not enough motivation to get out of bed. It has nothing to do with money or status, it’s being human.
Next time you look in the mirror, we want you to love what you see even if the reflection needs ( in your opinion ) a haircut or loose weight, makeup, fresh clothes or whatever. The unique reflection is you!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
So after 10 weeks closed and the entire world stood still it’s time to slowly open back up. As of Wednesday 3rd we will be reopening the salon! Yes say good bye to that top knot and 4 inch regrowth it’s time to get your post lockdown game on!
Now while we want to make everyone happy, we also know there are limited hours in each day. We have extended our hours but you may still have to wait so get in early. We have made some adjustments to how we do things for the first few weeks which are based on what other countries have done in salons. We are limiting number of people in the salon at any point and there will be no waiting area open to anyone other than the people getting their hair done. Blow drying hair is the use of forcing air both around your head as well as forcing the air around the salon, which is not ideal. We will be doing color, cut and hand styling your hair with no heat.
Why no blow dry? Well air gets pushed around during the process causing the air around you to be circulated all through the salon, hence making social distancing useless. This we will reassess as we move forward but feel it’s the safest option for all.
As you can imagine, after almost 11 weeks closed we are all eager to get back and start feeling good however it’s important that we all do our bit to keep everyone safe.
For bookings you can slide us a DM or call 01141010011 from tomorrow!
Growing a beard is not hard but getting the right shape & design that compliments your face shape can be.
There are a few hacks to understand how you can decide which shape is best, remembering everyone has a combination of face shape so only once seeing your face can we tell. Let’s go through some easy things to remember when deciding what shape is best for you.
Now if you have a round face you need to lengthen it, so less hair on the sides and slightly longer.
If you have a Square face then you need to soften it up and round of the edges a little and lengthen it slightly.
Oval is almost open to any beard design so you decide what you like and what looks good.
Long face or high forehead can not have a large beard, it can be stubble but the last thing you want to do is add more length to your face!
Remember both the shape of your beard as well as the color plays a big role. You can’t color your beard too much and think it looks natural, it doesn’t! Plus sometimes it will look like you don’t have a mouth!
So once you have worked out which face shape you have, the hairstyle you want and then work on what beard design to grow it into! Always keep it well maintained and clean, using a face or beard wash several times a day and keep it crumb free while eating.
You like the simpler things in life, the odd beer or 6 after work every single night and love ordering momo’s to be delivered. Some say you were lazy but you have convinced yourself it’s called evolved. Either way things are going to change and can’t go back to the way they were to suit you!
Whilst you have googled “how to make beer at home” and there are still the odd place delivering fast food it’s your hair that is screaming out to you when you look in the mirror every day. How can you make your hair look good during the lockdown?!
Well no easy answer, should you be cutting it yourself, by now your natural color is well and truly more visible than ever before so there is no hiding it’s not naturally black anymore! Deal with it
Should you get someone home? Is there a hairstylist you know you can ask to risk the law and life to come make you look good? Chances are you do know someone but it’s the most stupid thing you could do!
Some will say that they will only have people come to their house now they won’t leave but the biggest problem with that is the person you are inviting over has had more exposure outside than the people inside the salon. The salon is cleaned constantly, every single person is wearing masks and no one is randomly wondering around to strangers homes. It’s not safe to have people entering your house and it’s not safe for the person you are asking to do it! Let alone legal. If you want to be the first on the list once we know the date Click here but will not be doing house calls
We don’t do house calls, we will not be doing house calls because we value our health and the health of our team. Stay patient we will open soon!
We have been saying for a long time, the grey shouldn’t be covered forever, it may take a complete lockdown for us to make the forced decision to finally grow it out and be free!
Guys around the world have had enough and are embracing the natural sprinkle of grey! Apart from the fact it’s high maintenance, it can tend to look artificial and have the opposite affect and make you look older!
We love Karan Johar’s hair and think this is awesome!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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)
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
This quiz will determine the bread personality you are!
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
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!
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 ✌🏻💕
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
No one chooses a hair salon based just on price, there is a lot more to selecting the right salon than who has the best deal that day! When you have a vision in your mind of the perfect hair you want, it involves someone to ask all the right questions to find out not only if that vision is achievable but also if it is the right hair for you!
We strive to be great communicators, we like to talk, we like to ask questions and find out about what’s in your head, sure sometimes it’s scary but the only way to get the hair you have dreamed about is firstly by getting that image out of your mind and talking about it. Come chat with us it’s free and we don’t have a preconceived plan to get you booked in, it’s about helping you work out what you want and what you don’t want.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Like really? Thanks for not telling me till I changed it. Like seriously
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.
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.
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.
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!
Some kids got haircuts from Mum after dinner on a Friday night in a dark bathroom !
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
3. Use a moisturizer
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!
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!
Now these sound obvious, which they are but if you do these and follow it everyday who knows what the future holds!
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.
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.
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!
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!
If you haven’t yet started styling your hair then all you need to do depending on your hair is the following!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 ✌🏻
Make 2020 your year of real time happiness and not content for a 30 second highlight story!
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
We have all been told at some point in our life that “our time will come” or “your time is up” but in fact time is simply a dial which you can physically move so it really has no importance or deadline anyway!
When is the right time to get things done, make a big career move, break up with a deadbeat partner, make a fitness plan, start that diet, quit smoking, stop drinking, start saving money and the list goes on! The right time won’t jump out and grab you, you have to grab it so if you have been putting something off or just plain lazy and haven’t started something then it’s the right time to get started! With the level of crazy that’s going on in the world, the growing disconnect between so many it’s important we make those small decisions without hesitation.
A few short weeks away it will be 2020 and while we can not turn back time we only have one chance to give life 100% so if you need a sign, this is it!
Get your haircut, get a fresh color, buy that dress, wear the loud lipstick and do whatever you want!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Going grey can for some be super dramatic and stressful and the darker your hair is the more you notice it! Often the first few isn’t much of a problem or concern but then slowly over time it’s a few dozen often at the most annoying and visible places. Now covering a few isn’t much drama or maintanence but once the regrowth becomes visible then it becomes problem every few weeks.
How can you fix it?
The easiest way to manage going grey is remembering as we get older our hair should also go slightly lighter. Now not saying we all need to be blonde but if you had black hair when you were 22 and now 45 possibly you shouldn’t still be thinking your hair is black. The darker you color your white hair and the more that there is the more you will notice it!
So if you want a low maintenance hair color and tired of visits to the salon every few weeks it’s maybe time to find out how we can help.
For a lot of people the struggle to get seen is often real, we like to be noticed and in fact at times our life depends on it! Work opportunities go by because your the nice one that always says yes, the one that stays late without question or the one that goes without because that’s just the way you are, nice!
If you want to be seen maybe a fresh color with variation is what you need!
Your mum told you to do it so it must be right, right?
Now before you all decide to spam our inbox keep reading.
Oil & water don’t mix right? No they don’t and hair is dead keratin right? Yes!
Oil doesn’t absorb into the skin does it? No!
You can’t replace the moisture inside your dead keratin you can only protect it!
Oil coats the hair even after washing it multiple times, later upon layer of build up of that oil and it accelerates the heat created by sun, air, wind, Ac etc. the heat seals the oil on your hair and the heat is increased sucking the last bit of moisture out of your dead keratin hair!
Later upon later of oil ( because your mumma said it’s good) now your hair feels like a Brillo pad and tougher than concrete but super shinny ( from the oil coating )
Your mum is wrong!
If you think that oiling you’re hair is right and makes your hair grow, stand in a bucket of water and absorb the water next time your thirsty!
Sometimes things get so bad you really don’t see how it can get better, at the time it feels like you may as well just shave it off and start again. Below is one of those times when a little TLC ( tender loving care ) made the world of difference!
We took the worst parts off creating a blunt finish which made the hair look thicker!
Then we blended the roots into the mid lengths and added ash to the base color to help balance out the gold washed out color. We then gently lightened the ends using Balayagè technique to give the hair depth and shine.
then we did a kindred treatment to close the cuticle and lock in some added moisture into the hair!
This is the final result, as you can see the hair looks so healthy, has shine and instantly looks better!
All this in 2 hours, how are you spending your free time?
Like everything that is good, we all often wonder what it is about it that makes it they way it is, just like KFC you may be able to make it look the same but it just isn’t the same! Deep fried chicken isn’t KFC’s secret!
Do we have a hidden way of working, nope in fact we have always maintained the same conversation about being transparent and real, if you need something we will tell you, if you don’t we will also tell you! There should be nothing done unless it makes sense otherwise it’s a waste of time and money. Sounds kind of simple but sadly it’s not common place as much as we would like it to be.
Some may think that being blunt is rude, telling you that you don’t need something lazy or turn up on time so everyone enjoy’s a salon that doesn’t run late as rude. But in our defence we feel it makes the experience a win win for everyone.
If you haven’t visited us, we are not a new salon we have been in Meherchand market for 4 years, drop in say hi and have a chat about hair or just come say hi 👋🏻
Trusting a new salon or stylist is always hard, can be hit and miss and at times like they simply don’t listen. The best way to get what you want is through a good solid consultation before anything is done to your hair!
We always suggest that if you haven’t been to us that you allow a little longer so we can sit and go through what you like and don’t like about your hair, what you will do daily and what you simply won’t ever do. It’s only then once there has been a two way discussion that either party knows what needs to be done, what is realistic and what can and can’t be done. It’s from that conversation and how in-depth it is that will determine if you get the hair you want or not!
So if you want good hair, it starts with a solid Q & A and getting to know what’s inside your head!
The reality is very few will have loads of money when they retire, by the time you get there you will need 5-10 times what you thought you would. But we are not talking retirement we are more concerned with today and tomorrow!
A lot of people are not spending any time or money bettering themselves, not reading books, not attending seminars not furthering their education in life or chosen career. It needs to be said that this is your job not your employers, not some stranger you just met or not your parents, IT IS YOU that needs to invest in you! It’s not good enough to sit back and think you earned it and your time is coming, it’s not! You either move forward better yourself or step aside and make way for someone who wants to be better!
Food for thought but not too long because every meal ticket has an expiry!
After recently reading an article that was completely wrong, even after being asked for the answers, we thought it best to share again some facts about washing your hair to set things straight. Hairdressing is doing hair and to get others opinions, whilst we welcome that with open arms its best to get hair advice from people who are qualified doing hair not your mum, aunt, vegetable guy or your plumber.
Some say washing your hair every day can cause hair loss?
Well the easy answer is no, however it’s wrong if you use the right shampoo and keep your scalp clean then you are doing everything to have a healthy scalp which means healthy hair growth. If you use a shampoo that is drying or too aggressive, then it can affect your scalp PH leveltherefore possible increase hair loss ( note that it won’t be the only cause and we have never seen someone go bald from shampoo fyi )
Should you water down shampoo?
Absolutely not, this is 100% false both shampoo and co dituonrr in fact should be used in damp hair and excess moisture removed before using it!
Can we apply shampoo directly to your scalp?
Directly onto your scalp yes, isn’t that the purpose? Take from bottle into your hands then apply it directly to your scalp massage well from scalp to ends rinse and repeat if desired!
Do all chemicals damage your hair?
No, if your colouring your hair “out of a box” or trying to DIY chances are whatever you do may do damage. Colouring your hair shouldn’t cause it to look or feel damaged unless your doing other things that effect it! Don’t do home remedies thinking they are all good, some in fact cause more damage than chemicals!
If I want full hair, can I skip conditioner because that makes my hair flat?
No, if it’s too heavy then use something specifically for your hair. Conditioner closes the cuticle of the hair ( the outside layer ) snd prevents moisture leaving the hair!
Does frizziness cause hair fall?
Absolutely not!! Hair fall comes from inside your scalp, breakage is external. Some people have naturally frizzy hair that no product on planet earth can tame, doesn’t mean your going to be bald. Split ends eventually break off if not cut at some point!
Be careful where you get your information from, sadly a lot of wrong information is out there, do your own research and try to get advice from people doing hair. Remember, a makeup artist does makeup, a numerologist studies numbers, a builder builds houses.
So it’s not cool to set off fireworks and pollute the planet and destroy the environment so what are you going to do?
Why not change your look? Doesn’t have to be dramatic, everyone is painting their house so why not a fresh look. If you want some inspiration here are some ideas from face framing color to a dramatic change!
Doesn’t seem that long ago for a lot of us there were a handful of TV stations all playing much the same nonsense at set times and we were happy or content with it! We would watch it and religiously follow it, watch tv ads buy into whatever was being sold and that was that.
Now our brains crave stimulation 24/7 and often after a few episodes or seasons we ditch a show just because it’s predictable and just boring. We want constant fresh content, hot today and cold tomorrow!
Just like that we now need to think of hair the same way, just because you have it today doesn’t mean it needs to be like that tomorrow, day after and day after, it’s boring!
So many people put the focus on skin and cleansing your face, removing makeup and closing pores but are happy to wash hair every 3-4 days. It’s completely absurd to leave the perspiration, dirt, product and pollution on your hair and scalp for days and not have some side effects!
The growth or healthy growth of hair and maintaining it is largely linked to the PH level of your scalp. This is effected by what’s on it or rather what’s not, sure you can use product but it must be washed off daily. Sure you can workout but you must wash the perspiration directly after your workout.
No matter how special you are or think you are, science doesn’t care. Leave it, fine because your busy and don’t want to blowdry daily then maybe you have the wrong haircut or don’t know how to manage it. If that’s the case you need to drop into your salon and ask for help because that’s what we are for!
You tired of watching YouTube video’s on how to style the perfect curls, 24 ways to wear your hair or hair hacks? It’s true some people are just plain bad at it but with a little help it can be easier than what you think!
Here are a few tips that are the biggest cause of hair fail, your welcome!
Always use a conditioner or leave in conditioner don’t think by not conditioning it’s always the right way to get fullness. Use it only on your hair not scalp.
Pat dry your hair after shower, don’t toss it around, flipping it all over the place expecting it to do anything other than make it frizzy
Blast dry your hair gently BEFORE trying to style it! Yes 90% dry before you pick up a brush!
Just because the stylist did 17 sections all nice and neat, you can do a lot less and don’t stress too much about how neat or messy it looks.
Don’t use too much product, try it without and build up on it each time you do it.
After you think you are done don’t play with it too much, often it is just a gentle pat into place that it needs nothing more!
Once it’s dry, brushing it too much is not the answer!
Dry shampoo is ok but a lot can leave the hair looking dull, try a dusting powder or limit your dry shampoo.
Serum in moderation is great but using too much can make it look oily.
.Next time you’re at the salon watch, ask questions and see how it’s done or take a video so you can refer to it later!
It’s rarely just the tools that make the difference although at times they help. Good luck!
We all either have one of those friends who ditches at the last minute after hours of getting ready or you are one of those friends!
It’s reality and honestly with Netflix dropping content like it’s end of season sale every day it is hard to maintain the motivation throughout getting ready. Let’s try to help you with a few tricks, maybe you know them maybe you you just haven’t tried so here goes!
Dry shampoo or a styling dust, dry shampoo can look a little powdery or leave a white residue so a styling dust is ideal. Soaks up a little oil and gives your hair the extra volume you need. Wear it messy, it looks more effortless and just play it into place.
Top knot, yes it’s an option and super easy! If it’s greasy or oily then some dust or dry shampoo prior so it stays up.
On dry hair lightly spray a texturising spray and lightly scrunch it up. Natural and sexy
Do nothing but lightly iron the top layers to make it look more sorted without a huge effort of going all through your hair!
If none of this works we suggest cancelling immediately and spend the remaining time searching for a new series to binge watch!
We hear stories all the time about just about anything, people add bits to stories and as they move along it becomes fact, when in reality it’s just a story. When it comes to hair there are so many stories that are simply not true nor have any factual context at all. Here are some!
Fact or fiction on hair
If you color your hair, it will fall out? False in fact there is more chance of being hit by a plane landing on your house than your hair falling out from colouring. It can break off if it’s not done properly but falling out is unlikely
Cutting your hair makes it grow faster? No false, your hair grows regardless it may be healthy if you get regular trims ( every 6-8 weeks ) but growth happens under the scalp so nothing to do with the ends. Split ends left can travel up the hair shaft and break off but the growth remains the same.
The more you colour your hair the more grey comes? False, if you cover it over time you will have more grey it’s simply hidden.
Washing your hair causes hairfall? False! Hair has a life cycle and once it’s complete it falls out and grows again. If you keep in mind approx 100 hairs a day fall regardless and you wash it every 3rd day then expect 200-300 hairs come out of your hairstyle when you wash it. When you apply conditioner it closes the cuticle and makes it more slippery against the other hair, so the hair that’s fallen out but stuck will come loose then also. It’s not the product!
Shaving a child’s head to grow it thicker? False cutting hair has absolutely nothing to do with the texture of the growth ( which is Dna and created under the skin ) whilst it may look or feel thicker it is simply because all the hair is then the same length. It does not make it grow any thicker, faster or change the way it will be at all!
Hope that’s has helped clear up some hair myths for you ✌🏻
We have been thinking a lot lately on why people get things done, why we spend money, why we chase things and people even if it’s not right for us.
A lot of the time it’s boredom, sometimes it’s just plain stupid and we like being stupid and other times it’s through lack of knowing what you should chase and what you shouldn’t.
With so much information around us it’s hard to filter what’s real and what’s false, Instagram has us all feeling like a failure because for the majority of us we don’t fly around the world in a private plane and have close dinners with A list celebrities every few days. We are not wearing the latest drop from the coolest labels and your saved list of things you want is longer than your prescription from the last time you went to the dermatologist!
Whilst you may have heard the most expensive haircut in India is from us, but the reality is we often say no to things that don’t make sense for you to do. Crazy we know but because we like to be as honest as possible if it’s not the right thing to do or your expectations and reality are lightyears apart we tend to play things safe so you know what you are in for. I guess because hair is such a personal thing it’s easy to get emotional about and make poor decisions it but at the end it can make you feel unstoppable and just plain awesome if your hair works, so we take it very seriously!
You get honest, because we like to sleep at night knowing we speak the truth.
You get facts versus fiction because it’s easy to be real than put on a constant show.
You get options, if you have a budget ( like 99% of people on the planet do) we go through the cost clearly breaking it down so there is no surprises.
If that sounds too easy to be true then it’s about time you dropped in and let us do what we do!
Easy answer, you can’t! Oops sorry does that mean you are already going to give up on reading this just like you have given up on everything else?
If starting over was as easy as deleting your Instagram account I guess most would have done it several times already but you can’t! Changing your habits and attitude is often easier said than done, it takes real-time commitment and determination and often a co at any battle with your mind!
Poor choice of your inner circle and a job you are unmotivated about and before you know it, everything takes effort and not a lot looks positive. The reality is far from it tho, we are all only a few choices away from a different life ( not better or worse just different ). We see a lot of people trying to reset the life button by getting drastic changes with hair and it can be incredibly liberating and refreshing.
“If you do what you have always done, you will get what you already have”
So in short nothing changes, then nothing changes. The captain or CEO of your life is you, you decide what you do, how well you do it, the determination you have daily and persistent to your goals that will decide where you reach. Too many use excuses to justify where they are as a way to make themselves feel better about being lazy or not being able to stay motivated. It’s super easy to have an incredible goal for your life but if you are not doing anything to reach it daily then what are you doing?
Make small commitments to yourself, could be working out at 7am or working on perfecting a talent or skill but make it and ensure you are working everyday to reach a better version of you. Doing it one or two days then getting bored with it because nothing changed immediately is not being determined, it’s lazy and unrealistic!
A brand like Mc Donald’s took almost 10 years to open its first restaurant outside America in 1967 to today opening a new restaurant on average every 3 hours globally!
If you need a kick start come see us and let’s change your hair and give you a new lease on life! Don’t wait or waste time watching your phone, nothing is happening there!
This is not even a far stretch from reality in fact we have met some people who will go a full week without washing their hair!
There is all kind of nonsense on the internet about “natural oils” shampoo causes hair loss etc etc it is in fact hard when you then sprinkle that with the tales both your mum and family told you ( with absolutely no rationale or science ) about shampooing your hair!
I guess it’s like saying washing your face causes pimples so don’t do it, after a few days I think most would be washing it!
Imagine even if your not working out, staying in a controlled environment but 4 days of dust, dirt, perspiration, oils and smells all sitting on your scalp!
Washing your hair daily is ok, every second day is also ok, using a clarifying shampoo if needed and then a sulfate free shampoo alternating is good. When you see hair come out, will using be when you touch your hair, no your fingers don’t cause hair fall!
10% of your hair is replacing itself ( dying or falling out, dont worry it’s normal ) so when you wash it there will be some hair appearing in your hands, it wasn’t the shampoo it was most likely already out just stuck amoungst the other hair!
So with pollution the way it is and life being busy, the best advice is most likely get a good routine and haircut that you can manage and reconsider alternative days for cleansing your scalp and hair!
Being free is such a gift as well as everyone’s right.
The power to choose what you want to eat, the clothes you wear, religion, music, person you love, where you live, where you go, who you see, who you talk to, what you do for work, where you go on holidays and what you do with your life!
Whilst it’s easy to connect the dots and talk about how to get the freedom from excessive visits to the salon, as we write this it’s really obvious that we are not in fact truly free are we??
We all want to have healthy hair but a lot of you seems to struggle and have a list of reasons why it is hard as long as your arm. It’s fairly easy but we kind of think it’s so easy there will be very few who actually take it as fact but here goes anyway!
5 ways to have healthy hair!
Trim it every 6-8 weeks
Shampoo and condition daily or every second day, healthy scalp healthy hair
Don’t over do Color or chemical treatments!
Don’t over style it, too much heat in tongs or irons will eventually cause damage!
It’s a rare quality to be able to wake up and feel amazing, it happens but day in day out having this zest for life is a challenge for most.
We could say something like getting your hair done, or once your up and check out how well your hair is behaving after a night of romping in the sack but it’s still not going to change the fact you just don’t like waking up early.
You all wonder what causes hairfall and most of you ( or us I should say ) think at some point in our life that your going bald overnight and there has to be a cure! There are a lot of triggers for increase hair fall and almost all have nothing to do with using a ” Hair Fall” shampoo! In the majority of cases we see it’s internal and has very little to do with outside factors, although outside factors can play a part in hair fall it’s not going to be the main cause typically.
We have seen a big increase in people who have gone on diets like Keto, experience dramatic hair loss due to the body going into shock or dramatic stress in our body causing the hair root to go into a resting stage ( called telogen effluvium ). We have to weigh up the pro’s and con’s when it comes to dramatic dieting. Our bodies can be tricked into thinking it’s in starvation mode and start burning the stored fat you have been trying to get rid of since New Years 2003.
It’s always advisable to gather solid evidence and research anything you plan on doing before relying on an instagram page of success because you will always find something to support whatever you want to find. Before you decide to shock your system into a weight loss frenzy get some good advice from a doctor or qualified nutritionist! It’s always better to have healthy habbits and be consistent rather trying a quick fix, our bodies are a sensitive eco system and need to be respected like it.
Keep in mind it’s interesting to know that you can also experience increase hair fall in the following situations!
Changing your diet from unhealthy to healthy
When you relocate, water conditions dramatically have an effect on hair loss. Relax it will settle.
Change of seasons
After surgery or heavy dosage of antibiotics
Increase of stress levels like death in family, divorce or a relationship breakup
So before doing anything weigh up your choices, maybe a more slow approach to dieting is more healthy than a quick fix. Hair loss for most people is normal 50-100 hairs a day but remember 50-100 long hairs looks like 3,000 so be realistic and understand washing it doesn’t cause hairfall it’s just when you are most likely to see them all collectively together in one place….. the shower drain!
Follow more positive food blogs, instagram and people and adapt healthy choices and attitude. Be happy with your body and most importantly be healthy.
According to a very wise and knowledgeable star gazer from Australia who has studied the Milky Way as well as knows where to find both the southern star as well as the elusive “saucepan” he says energy levels and motivation can be rock bottom during this time along with tolerance to pretty much everything. Could be the Swiggy delivery man not having change ( when do they ) or your partner not paying attention even tho you are dancing nakid in front of them. For some it’s a rough few weeks so it’s the perfect time to get yourself looking good and if all the stars align ( pun intended ) then you will end up feeling good as well!
Perfect dates according to astrology to get your hair done is 12th-31st July between 10am & 8pm so don’t delay.
Some say it’s only 2 weeks between a good haircut and a bad one, those who truly believe that have not had a truly bad haircut.
Our personality is one thing but the perception of who you are is typically based on appearance, at least at first glance!
Self esteem changes your mindset, one of the things we all do in the morning ( hopefully ) is look in the mirror. If you like what you see, your day will be better, it’s a fact! We have all had those days we feel bloated or just flat and the day is the same. So it only makes sense the easiest way to change your mood, your attitude and your life is starting with your hair!
We all have those moments when the thoughts that come out of our mouths have absolutely no rational process or link to reality, in fact more often than not it’s just unrealistic!
A common request from people with super long hair ( anywhere from shoulders to ankles ) is ” I don’t want layers or remove anymore than 2 inches but I want it super full, I can’t blow dry it and I don’t want to use product” !
What, you think we make this up?
The longer your hair gets the heavier it is Fact #1.
Babe your hair is wrapped around your waist like a shawl at the beach, you look like your trying to break a world record! There is no face framing when you can tuck your hair into your socks Fact #2
But then the same person who wants color, who 1 year ago ( keep in mind her hair is at her knees! ) has blonde hair, got bored and coloured it BLACK now wants to go blonde! Fact #3 just because it looks natural, the color is there until it grows out!
We are not anti long hair but your expectations have to be aligned with reality when it comes to having super long hair, whilst you may love having a big mane to swing around at the club or flick into people in public places it can be just too long!
Unless you’re 16 wanting to drink most people want to look slightly better than the best, it’s often small changes that make the biggest difference to your overall appearance. Obviously hairstyle plays a big part in that but so too does hair color! Often overlooked and treated more as a “hide the grey” type task v’s having it treated as part of the overall look to enhance the cut.
Colouring your hair doesn’t make it grey, it hides grey and while it’s covered in color, over time more grey appears and before you know what happened it’s gone from 5-6 grey hairs to 20-30-50% grey and your regrowth is now high Maintainence.
It’s not like it’s that much of a mystery let’s be honest, your age is kind of roughly known to everyone plus or minus a few years but 99.9% know your approx age so stop thinking they don’t. Also when you ask someone ” how old do I look” it’s actually polite to minus 5-10 years in your answer, no one is going to plus 5 years unless you really want to upset them.
So how can you create a better version of you?
The secret is to stop trying so hard and stop holding on to what you had rather make the most of what you actually have now! Enhance the current dont shame it. If it’s grey, add to it don’t hide it or make it black because when you were 17 you thought you had black hair!
If you want to get some individual advice on how not to look like a fake SOB then give us a call!
Summer scorching temperatures are here and if your like most people it’s a struggle to go outside let alone feeling sexy.
Why not get yourself a fresh look?
It’s fairly easy to change your hair, knowing what works and what doesn’t is something you are your hairstylist can work out once you have decided. Nothing better when you are feeling flat from the heat than getting a fresh new look!
Call the salon today to get fresh new sexy AF hair 📞 01141010011