HOW TO CUT YOUR OWN HAIR DURING A LOCKDOWN

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

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

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

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

Corona virus headgear for your new shaved head

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

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

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

How to fix your hair with ingredients in fridge

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

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

Wait till this is over then come see us!

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

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

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

With or without oil?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wash your hands, even between snacks

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

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

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

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

Moisturise 3-4 times a day, your welcome!

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

Things to do while locked up

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

The start of your list of things you can do

Clean out your cupboards

Clean out your fridge

Arrange your makeup draw

Read one of the books you bought 3 years ago

Message your parents or a friend

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

Contact a friend who lives alone

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

Learn to cook! No better time than now!

Clean out your phone and laptop

Wah your sneakers

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

Coloring your hair at home is expensive to fix

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stay indoors, stay safe

Ride the wave

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

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

Get the Hair Salon to yourself during the Corona Virus outbreak

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

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

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

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

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

Clear communication is the only way to beautiful hair you love!

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!

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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.

Getting your hair coloured in 2020

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

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

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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.

Discount hair services are not always the best idea

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

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

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

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

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

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

We all have a friend like this!

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

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

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

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

Give us a call!

Phone 01141010011

Hair that compliments your skin tone

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

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

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

Give us a call Rod Anker Salons 01141010011

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

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

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

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

Your doing great sweetie

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

Some kids got haircuts from Mum after dinner on a Friday night in a dark bathroom !

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

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

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

Rimming is the new ombré but with a pop

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

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

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

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5 ways to be a better looking person today

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

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

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

1. Smile

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

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

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3. Use a moisturizer

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

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

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

The one person you need to love more than anyone else

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

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

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

Love yourself!

How to style your hair when there is no electricity

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

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

Curly hair

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

Straight hair

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

Option 3

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

You’re welcome

The haircut to watch out for in 2020

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

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

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

How to find what you want in 2020

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

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

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

Why copy paste doesn’t work with your hair

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

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

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

When to shampoo and why

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

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How often should you shampoo your hair?

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

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

What shampoo is best for you?

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

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

Hope that helps

Hair colors trends for 2020

Last year we had a lot of interesting colors and while some will spill over to 2020 some we should leave behind or at least we hope so! We are entering a time of self reflection and don’t want to be burdened with trips to the hair salon every few weeks to make sure you look fresh! Gone are the days that you need or should be masking the odd white hair to look a certain way.

Colors in for 2019 but out for 2020

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Ombré, let’s be honest it wasn’t cool for a while and whilst a lot still love it, it can be a tad tacky. This trend evolved once people with solid colors let it grow out, after several months it started to look good and boom that’s how it all started!

Stripey highlights, never cool unless it’s 1990 and then in fact wasn’t that cool but hey it was the 90’s so you just had to go with it!

Took a while but we found it

Balayagè is one of those color trends that we believe will last a lot longer, it’s move from bold to more subtle is a sign of the gloss that everyone is seeking with their hair, it’s about creating depth and variation using lighter freehand selected pieces hand crafted throughout the last 2/3rds of your hair. It is super low Maintainence and isn’t harsh on the hair so it leaves it healthy and is not going to compromise condition at all

So if you are looking for hair that’s 2020 and isn’t going to destroy the months if not years of growing it out then relax because trend now is soft and shine, could be a block color that is not so far fetched from your natural color or a soft balayage that just gives a shine through reflective variation.

How to talk Hairdresser language

It’s one thing to know what you want, you have the perfect picture in your head and you know exactly how you want your hair to be. It’s another thing to explain it when it comes time sitting in the salon.

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Communication has to be one of the worlds most underrated skills that can cause incredible damage or create the most beautiful relationships and if it all works it’s amazing!

Words like, splicing, texturising, graduated, choppy, tapered, subtle, bold, feathered, blunt or asymmetric can all sound Japanese if you don’t know and why should you it’s not your job right? Well your right, it’s your role when going to the salon to explain how you feel about your hair and how you want it to look after all. We know the biggest complaint in most hair salon visits is that the hairdresser didn’t get it and that’s why we believe the consultation is the most important part of our relationship as a hair salon.

Tips to get it right!

Firstly choosing both the right hair salon is key, asking around, friends you like their hair and then going in for a consultation is one of the best ways to check out the vibe and communication you get with the hairstylist is very important.

Secondly have some reference images of the past that you loved your hair and a dream picture of how you would love your hair to be.

If you have no intention of blowdring it yourself then be honest and say that, because honesty is the best policy when it comes to setting yourself for a win during the salon visit!

Yes we do free consultations to anyone who would like to come and discuss hair we are more than happy to talk and help you understand what’s possible with absolutely no strings attached.

How to do a perfect pony tail every time like Kim Kardashian

Pony tails and top-knots can be a struggle to get perfect every time, it’s an art but there is an easier way that most good hairstylists use that can make the process fool proof so here goes, it’s easy so don’t stress!

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Ok so you need open elastic, approx 45cm ( you can get it from a craft store or search on Amazon ). You need an extra pair of hands and a cushion brush.

Step 1. Brush your hair up and hold it in your hands whilst your friend watches, brush it into place making sure you maintain holding the hair the entire time.

Step 2. Once it’s all brushed and tightly held in your hand, get your friend to wrap the elastic around the base underneath your hand and wrap it around twice tightly and tie in a knot.

Step 3. Cut off loose ends

Step 4. Take small section out from underneath and wrap around base of ponytail to hide elastic, secure with a fine pin!

The end!

Highlights of 2019

Yes we all watched your highlights of 2019 stretched out over your 26 30 second stories telling us how blessed you are and how well you have done, god bless you for that thanks! some are lucky to just get out of bed while others would die to be able to sleep in a bed! It’s all relative.

But most humans don’t have the time or energy to be able to put a spin on the fact we just survived the year, it’s been good and bad but that’s ok we know that’s actually normal and we don’t feel bad for it! The time will come for us all to shine bright and whilst we are happy for you, we just got to go ✌🏻

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Make 2020 your year of real time happiness and not content for a 30 second highlight story!

New Year New You

Every year thousands of people across the world think that the clock struck a midnight and its a reset of your life. You can literally say anything and it will come true, the reality is that can happen anytime once you decide it should but I guess it’s more dramatic if you do it on New Year’s Eve. Certainly the way you spend your first day has more mental strength than a few wishes you blurt out drunk on Nee Years!

Now if you have been putting something off we suggest you just do it, if it’s been on your mind then it’s time you bit the bullet and just did it, there is no better time than now!

We are open all through just closed on New Year’s Day so go into the fresh year with the version of you that you want! Get the hair you want in 2020 📞 01141010011

It’s time to change!

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!

How to recharge for 2020

It’s funny that we think that the date changes and we will have more energy, more passion for our goals and life will be different but sadly it’s a fact. According to Physcoligist we reset our minds the start of every year and have the potential to completely change our lives!

Now that doesn’t mean tour life sucks, it may simply just mean a few adjustments and your reaching your full potential. Do you really want to head into a fresh year ordering take away, sitting on the couch and wondering why life isn’t amazing? I guess not, no one does. A new year can mean a new you and there is literally nothing stopping you, the only thing holding you back is you!

Whatever your goals are for 2020, could be a fresh haircut or backpacking in Nepal, whatever it is plan to do it and be the best version of you possible!

Whatever your mind thinks is reality becomes reality!

Why eating Croissants in the morning will help your hair grow

It’s a fact that when you see something that looks delicious you tend to be attracted to it!

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Eating these delicious looking breakfast or snack will do absolutely nothing to your hair, it’s safe and you can eat as much as you want!

Enjoy

I just got bangs and it changed my life!

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to get all the stars aligned and everything becomes magical!

It can be getting those bangs that’s been on your mind forever! Just do it!

If you have been putting a change off don’t wait, just do it!

Vegans, you are going to love this!

More and more people are choosing a plant based diet rather than eating meat and whilst we are not sitting here pushing our opinion down your throat, you clicked the link so in our own defence you started it!

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We can get everything we need from plants it literally that simple and in fact our body functions better being vegan so why not do some research and see for yourself.

A lot of people are concerned and curious what food helps hair grow and to be honest if you want to have your body function to its peak it requires balance. A balanced diet covering all food groups plus looking after our body in terms of sleep, stress etc etc. a healthy growth is part what’s going on inside and what you do with it on the outside. So maintaining a clean scalp, conditioning the hair and not destroying it with heat, excessive color or styling which a lot of times is over done then think you can do a “hair spa” to fix it think again!

I see your mouth moving but can’t hear what you’re saying

Don’t you have one of those people you know who just loves the sound of their own voice? It’s bla bla bla

If you love talking, come see us we know when yo insert “oh yeah” or “sounds great” but rest assured it’s only after we find out in depth about your hair.

What do you want for Christmas?

We all have wants and a lot of the time they are just that, wants certainly rarely are needs but rather wants. We live in a kind of selfish time and we all want instant gratification rather than working towards something.

So before you ramble of a list of things you want, think about what in the long list you actual need.

Maybe it’s something you keep putting off, a haircut or even just something simple like going to gym or a diet. Whatever it is do it!

How to blend grey hair easily

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!

This head of hair is in fact 80% white hair

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.

Don’t get lost in the crowd, change your color

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!

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If you want to be seen maybe a fresh color with variation is what you need!

What to do with those split ends!

Many products offer fantastic solutions to everything from fixing your split ends to loosing weight and increasing hair growth when in fact we all know they can’t!

The only way to fix a split end is by cutting it off!

Trim your hair every 6-8 weeks and do not over style it, always use conditioner and heat protection!

Oil massages, the facts!

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!

Before and after photo’s you won’t believe!

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!

This is reality, Brocken split and faded

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.

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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?

What is in our secret sauce!

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.

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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 👋🏻

How to know you will get the best hair when you visit the salon!

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!


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So if you want good hair, it starts with a solid Q & A and getting to know what’s inside your head!

The one investment you need to pay attention too

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!

Inside the shower photos

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.

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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.

Hairdressers do hair!

Get the light this Diwali

Want to go lighter this Diwali?

So it’s not cool to set off fireworks and pollute the planet and destroy the environment so what are you going to do?

Go lighter?

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!

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Your old school ways are so boring

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!

Come see us and be fresh!

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Step by step in the shower

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!

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Styling tips you need to know!

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!

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Blast dry your hair gently BEFORE trying to style it! Yes 90% dry before you pick up a brush!
  4. 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.
  5. Don’t use too much product, try it without and build up on it each time you do it.
  6. 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!
  7. Once it’s dry, brushing it too much is not the answer!
  8. Dry shampoo is ok but a lot can leave the hair looking dull, try a dusting powder or limit your dry shampoo.
  9. Serum in moderation is great but using too much can make it look oily.
  10. .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!

Color now pay over 12 months

You want your color done but it’s not pay week? No problem we now have EMI facility for major debit and credit cards! You can choose to pay over 3,6,9 or even 12 months on anything above 1000inr

So now there is no need to only feel like a boss 1 week a month!

Bank terms and conditions apply and interest rate varies from bank to bank.

Drink this and feel 8 times better immediately

Lemon water…..seriously you drank 1 bottle of Vodka and 4 beers and you actually clicked on this thinking a glass of water with a little lemon in it was going to fix your life?

Stop drinking so much, go back to bed and maybe later on get a haircut

How to get ready for a night out in 6 minutes

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!

You don’t know what you don’t know

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

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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 ✌🏻

What you get when you come to us for hair

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!

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How to reset your life

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!

Is your shampoo causing your hair to fall out?

I washed it 4 days ago, should be ok right?

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!

What is true Independence

Happy Independence!

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??

At least not all of us….

Do you want healthy hair? 5 easy steps to get it

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!
  • Use a leave in serum and moisturiser

Now book your next haircut in!

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Tuesday mood

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.

Snap out of it, get up!

What is causing your hair to fall

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.
    • Less sleep
    • Change of seasons
    • Medication
    • Drug use
    • Menopause
    • 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.

    The one thing you should be doing while Mercury is in Retrograde

    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.

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    Summer 2019 hair

    For those of you just tired of your hair this could be your season, The Bob whilst it’s not short and not long it still maintains its versatility and is easy to manage if your a lazy mofo.

    What more could you ask for, you can wash and wear it or you can style it into a change with little effort!

    Washed and let dry naturally

    One bend wonder, takes 2-3 min on dry hair

    Create curl throughout and lightly fluff it out to create a natural effortless bend.

    A light tonging in the centre to give it a big bend!

    So what are you waiting for?

    How to do a salon visit you will love long after you leave!

    For a lot of people a trip to the salon can make you feel anxious, the thought of getting something that doesn’t work on your hair is scary!

    That’s why we believe in discussing expectations before we do anything, fairly often we all have an image in our mind and at times it’s difficult getting that image out into words.

    The key to getting the hair you love is having the right communication before it’s done.

    Come experience the difference!

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    How to stop your hair sticking to everything during Monsoon

    Well the weather has changed and it’s about to get wet wet wet and those fly always will be sticking all over your face and neck!

    Can we stop it totally, the easy answer is no but we can keep it to a minimum with a few easy things you can do yourself!

    • When you shampoo, always condition. The more open the cuticle is the more likely it will react to the humidity
    • Use a leave in conditioner as well as your regular conditioner
    • Don’t brush your hair when it’s dry, it creates static electricity
    • Use a satin pillow case, reduces friction and static
    • Don’t overstyle your hair and by that we mean the more you use heat the more dehydrated your hair will be. Once a week is ok.
    • Whilst it’s the weather that makes us sweat you must remember to shampoo your hair to remove dried up perspiration on your scalp. Daily with a sulfate free shampoo is fine.

    Try topknots and headbands this will keep it out of your face and avoid putting it up and down. Put it up and leave it up, the more you play with it the more static you are creating!

    A haircut can literally change your life!

    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!

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    Fresh hairstyles for the Gram

    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!

    Hair color that makes you look older

    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!

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    Cover image via “Baddie Winkle” who is in her 90’s and looking amazing

    12 fresh looks for Summer

    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

    72 sexiest Summer hair cut ideas to show off this season

    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

    Facts about shampoo

    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.

    Bathroom Image via anyhomedecor

    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 level therefore 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.

    Hairdressers do hair!

    To feel good about yourself 98% of people asked said they do this!

    We all go through days, weeks or even months feeling less than great about ourselves it’s life. However you look at it, there is usually only one person who can change it and that’s you! Life is beautiful and while we all go through rough patches where it can seem to be overwhelmingly bad, it too changes and with harnessing the right energy you can be back on top.

    From all of the incredible people we have met, one thing is common and that is the majority know when they are slipping and need a “pick me up”. Not all shoes will fit you and for some it might mean going shopping, others an extra session at the gym but for most we asked it was a visit to the hair salon that was the first line of defence!

    So if you need a little extra happiness in your life why not come visit us!

    Phone 01141010011

    117 Meherchand market, Delhi

    Image via Pinterest

    How to get naturally healthy hair

    For some people think you can literally just pay extra to fix hair that’s ruined, abuse it for months/years then simply pay a little extra or get the new treatment and you have brand new healthy hair but guess what…. you can’t!

    Here are a few things you need to do to make sure your hair doesn’t need shaving off and starting again! Some you will think you can skip because, well that’s human nature and you think you can do what you want but if you want healthy hair here goes!

    • Trim every 5-6 weeks! Yes you do and no even if you are trying to grow it then ends need to be removed.
    • Don’t over dry it or end up burning it with heat tools, a blow out shouldn’t destroy your hair if done correctly but sadly a lot of the time it does!
    • Always use conditioner, closes the cuticle making sure the moisture stays in.
    • Use a heat protector or serum everyday!
    • Wash it every day or every second day.
    • Don’t use oil, yes DON’T -it coats the hair, the heat that’s generated from the coating dehydrates the hair and makes it dry and brittle.

    No amount of onion juice, curd, beer or oil rubbed onto your scalp is going to do anything other than create bacteria. Anyone who spends time in a salon getting a blow out may or may not know the smoke coming off the client next door is either her hair burning or bacteria & build up burning off the hairshaft! Just because your mum told you and her mum told her and her mums mum told her doesn’t make it correct. There is no quick fix, tablets and vitamins may ( not always ) help supplement vitamins and minerals the body is lacking but take months or even years to see any effect if any!

    Now stop doing your home remedies and avoiding getting cut and start looking after your hair!

    Drop in and see us if your hair has issues or your experiencing a problem! You may need nothing but an option either way we love meeting new people

    📞 01141010011

    Rod Anker Salons

    117 Meherchand Market

    Delhi

    Cover image via Instagram @sevanova

    Power food for your hair

    The reality is by this time in the day you are hungry and this looks nothing short of delicious 😋

    There has and always will be some trend foods that claims to make your hair grow faster, thicker and healthier and this one is nothing short of a miracle!

    The reality is very different and whilst you have another tab open on hacks to increase your Instagram following, just like that tab too it’s all kind of crap!

    Your intake is part of what determines hair growth but it’s also genetic, so I guess a cream, lotion or magic berry from the amazon isn’t going to do that much.

    There are 5 basic food groups ( google it ) eat from all the required groups daily and you will set your body up for success. Could be training for a marathon or simply wanting to be healthy, it’s the fuel your body needs to function at its best.

    Supplements are ok to some extent but understand if something like “folate” helps hair grow, eating folate rich foods and then taking folate tablets isn’t going to double up your growth. Basic common sense, add some of that to your diet and eat healthy, not for a week and expect results it’s more like a lifestyle than a fad.

    No food can stop hair fall, it’s like trying to stop your nails growing, you can’t.

    Looking for something fresh for your hair

    Have you ever asked yourself why your hair is a certain way? Why do you keep going back to the same style day after day, visit after visit to the hair salon? It could be because it works, it’s easy, it’s suits you or it could be just because you are used to doing your hair a certain way.

    If you have ever changed it and we don’t mean dramatic ( often even a styling change can make s huge difference ) you will know you get a boost of energy and a new zest for life!

    Here are some fresh bob’s and styled differently for your busy life!

    Why not get a boost of energy and a fresh look while your at it!

    📞 01141010011

    We are in Meherchand market, Delhi

    It’s not what’s in a label, it’s the inside that matters!

    Too often we all judge, by the photos you post, the amount of likes you get, your following numbers, the places you go, the clothes you wear, the length of your skirt, the amount of skin you show, where you live, what your last name is, how much you earn, how much money you have, what car you drive, where you go to gym, who you sleeping with, who cuts your hair, the haircut you have, the skin care you use and the list goes on and on!

    The stupid part is it has absolutely nothing to do with the person you are on the inside, everyone has a preference for their life and the key word is “their” it’s not yours.

    Stop and remember that none of the outside matters it’s what’s on the inside that counts! Saying that you can always help the outside by giving your hair a fresh look!

    Give the salon a call 01141010011

    The naked truth about healthy hair!

    For some people think you can literally just pay extra to fix hair that’s ruined, abuse it for months/years then simply pay a little extra or get the new cool treatment and you have brand new healthy hair but guess what…. you can’t! Your hair doesn’t care where you live, your social status or how much money you spend on it. If you don’t do the right things it will not be healthy!

    Here are a few things you need to do to make sure your hair doesn’t need shaving off and starting again! Some you will think you can skip because, well that’s human nature and you think you can do what you want but if you want healthy hair here goes!

    Image via Nakid Magazine

    • Trim every 5-6 weeks! Yes you do and no even if you are trying to grow it then ends need to be removed. Hair typically grows 1-1.5 inches per month so cut less than that and the length keeps getting longer!
    • Don’t over dry it or end up burning it with heat tools, a blow out shouldn’t destroy your hair if done correctly but sadly a lot of the time it does!
    • Hair is dead keratin, the growing or alive part of your hair is under the scalp!
    • Always use conditioner, closes the cuticle making sure the moisture stays in.
    • Use a heat protector or serum everyday!
    • Wash it every day or every second day, this keeps the scalp healthy and the PH level of your scalp healthy which in turn creates a healthy place for hair to grow!
    • Don’t use oil, yes DON’T -it coats the hair, clogs the scalp folicale and the heat that’s generated from the coating dehydrates the hair and makes it dry and brittle. It may look shiny but your hair will feel rough!

    No amount of onion juice, curd, beer or oil rubbed onto your scalp is going to do anything other than create bacteria. Anyone who spends time in a salon getting a blow out may or may not know the smoke coming off the client next door is either her hair burning or bacteria & build up burning off the hairshaft! Just because your mum told you and her mum told her and her mums mum told her doesn’t make it correct. There is no quick fix, tablets and vitamins may ( not always ) help supplement vitamins and minerals the body is lacking but take months or even years to see any effect if any!

    Now stop doing your home remedies and avoiding getting cut and start looking after your hair!

    Drop in and see us if your hair has issues or your experiencing a problem!

    📞 01141010011

    Rod Anker Salons

    117 Meherchand Market

    Delhi

    How to get more shine in your hair!

    We know at some stage of your hair life, you have longed to have that eternal shine in your hair that people comment on and long for!

    You most likely have been exposed to so many products that claim to be able to do it for you and it’s still not happening, here are a few things you need to do to not only have shiny hair but healthy!

    • Use a sulfate & paraben free shampoo ( we use and recommend Alfa Parf Milano ) shampoo once a day if you live in a hot polluted area and always condition.
    • Use a leave in water soluble serum, we use and recommend Alfa Parf Milano Cristali Liquid. Few drops when out of the shower and few on mid lengths and ends after it’s dry.
    • Only comb your hair in the shower with the conditioner in, the conditioner acts as a lubricant and won’t aggravate that that hair.
    • Trim your hair every 6 weeks, yes you must remove the ends regardless of desired length.
    • Don’t over color it! Easy to say but we find ourselves saying no to a lot of people that think they need color when in fact they don’t.
    • You can use heat tools but not daily. Use 2-3 times a week but not more than that.
    • When blow drying, use the cool setting to sooth the cuticle, this reduces swelling and seals it immediately, adding more surface area to shine!

    There are several other things that can help and in this image we used a clear gloss to seal the color in and adds shine, it’s totally beautiful shiny hair that if looked after at home will not need much Maintainence.

    If you need help with your hair, or have a question about how to get healthy hair then drop in or give us a call!

    📞 01141010011

    Save 5000rp on your next clothes purchase!

    We go through times when not much is going to make you feel good other than a shopping spree of buying several bags of utterly useless stuff except that jacket which was to die for ( even tho it’s now summer and by the time you can wear it, it will be 1 year old )

    Why bother filling up your wardrobe to make you feel good for a few hours a day when new hair lasts for weeks!

    It makes total sense that a visit to the salon to change your look is s better investment than buying new clothes, when considering you already have clothes you haven’t worn yet!

    Give us a call and start saving money and cupboard space!

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    How to fix split ends to make my hair grow faster

    A split end or the technical name is “trichoptilosis” ( fyi no one uses that we are just dropping it in to show we know it 🤭) is caused by dehydration, where the hair frays splits into two or more and will eventually split off and remove hair length.

    The causes are broad but to give you an idea what type of things create your hair to split here are some!

    • Excessive color processing, you may think you want a color but your hair just can’t take it. Overlapping color will cause irreparable damage.
    • Not getting regular trims, yes every 6-8 weeks
    • Excessive heat damage, we say it a lot but even a hairdryer used incorrectly can dry your hair out and cause split ends. Curling irons, straightening irons etc
    • Excessive sun and wind
    • Inappropriate combing your hair, only comb or detangle with conditioner in it. Pulling out knots roughly will put undue stress on the hair
    • Not conditioning
    • Not using heat protection

    There are a lot more causes but these are the main ones which can prevent majority of split ends.

    How can you make your hair grow faster, you can’t but you can stop or reduce the ends breaking off and the length to get shorter but looking after it doing the following.

    • Always using conditioner
    • Combing only when the conditioner is in your hair with a wide tooth comb
    • Not rubbing or tossing your hair around like a blanket
    • Not over doing it with heat tools like curling irons flat irons etc.
    • use a heat protection serum
    • Regular trims 6-8 weeks if no color, if color then every 4-6 weeks

    The only real way to remove a split end is to cut it off, there is nothing that fixes it, it has to be removed!

    Good luck and remember if you treat it gently and don’t abuse it, your hair should be doing exactly what you want it to do, if it’s not then drop in and see us.

    Face shape matters

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

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

    Wash & Go cuts from India’s leading Hair Salon

    It’s no wonder we don’t get time to head to salons like we used too years back, life is jam packed and getting the basics ticked off is hard enough let alone “me time” in a salon right?

    It’s one of our things, if you want to call it that. We don’t create a “blow dry” culture with the work we do, not intentional and yes we do blow dry’s but our cut isn’t meant to be forced fed dry or into place.

    I’m sure a lot of you have been to a salon and had not one not two but maybe even three people tugging at your hair all at the same time, certainly not relaxing or good for your hair. A good cut should move and to some extent sit into place with little effort.

    Gone are the days of overdone hair that is more like an extra from a old English black and white movie, it looks old.

    Saying all that, if you need your hair done, drop us a message on Facebook or Instagram or give us a call, promise you will enjoy it.

    How to hydrate without changing a thing

    It’s no secret that our bodies need water but for some of us we still need reminding. No coffee doesn’t count it’s water, plain water you need to drink.

    Image via Gregory Derkenne

    We look for a diet that suits our need, one that includes our favourite foods, one that doesn’t really restrict us at all or change much of what we are already doing because at the end of the day we are lazy creatures.

    So before you start googling diet for healthy hair and keep searching for something that looks like what you already eat, know that you need to capture all 5 food groups to be a healthy human and you need 2+ litres of water per day. Once your body is getting what it needs, then everything will function the way it’s meant too!

    You can’t make your hair grow faster, you can only get your body to its prime healthy state.

    This is what you want your hair to say!

    Doesn’t matter if you are a boring CA, a mad DJ or a runway model we all need sexy hair or a variation of it. It’s a fact when you feel good it shows so why wouldn’t you owe it to yourself to make sure you feel the best you can!

    Some people will say how can your hair make you feel sexy, these same people think food is food or a fake T–Shirt if it looks the same it is the same.

    Get yourself an appointment for sexy hair 01141010011

    When your bangs have a mind of their own

    You got bangs but now they literally act like a spoils brat. One side goes left and the other is bending out when all you wanted was a romantic straight soft fringe that just sat nicely without any effort!

    Well don’t stress there is a way without too much drama and we are here to help.

    Try this!

    When your hair is wet

    Using the nozzle attachment on your hairdryer gently blow the bangs in one direction at the roots only using your fingers. Do this for 1-2 minutes then change sides and blow it in the opposite direction. Repeat until it’s dry then comb it straight and you are left with a soft straight finish without looking like it’s forced!

    If you need help drop in and let us show you how easy it is ✌🏻

    No it’s not panties it’s my knee

    Often we all get consumed with social media, others living the life you only wished you had. They seem to be always doing something, going somewhere and be at all the coolest places. It’s hard to keep up and can easily make you feel like you are missing out.

    The reality is, most of what you see is not the full picture, rarely will someone show the bad aspects on social media, the hard times or the unedited versions of life, no one wants to see that right. I guess by posting only positive images it gives way to more positive vibes but we all need to know that it’s not the full picture!

    It’s easy to see someone grid and think “Wow” they have the life but there is always a lot that doesn’t get posted or doesn’t get loaded onto a story that you would certainly make you feel normal. That doesn’t make you want it tho right?!

    In a world that is determined to make us all feel like we should be flying on a private plane and jet setting to a new destination every week, be you and try to stay real, it’s cool.

    Healthy hair, the easy way

    For some people think you can literally just pay extra to fix hair that’s ruined, abuse it for months/years then simply pay a little extra or get the new treatment and you have brand new healthy hair but guess what…. you can’t!

    Here are a few things you need to do to make sure your hair doesn’t need shaving off and starting again! Some you will think you can skip because, well that’s human nature and you think you can do what you want but if you want healthy hair here goes!

    • Trim every 5-6 weeks! Yes you do and no even if you are trying to grow it then ends need to be removed.
    • Don’t over dry it or end up burning it with heat tools, a blow out shouldn’t destroy your hair if done correctly but sadly a lot of the time it does!
    • Always use conditioner, closes the cuticle making sure the moisture stays in.
    • Use a heat protector or serum everyday!
    • Wash it every day or every second day.
    • Don’t use oil, yes DON’T -it coats the hair, the heat that’s generated from the coating dehydrates the hair and makes it dry and brittle.

    No amount of onion juice, curd, beer or oil rubbed onto your scalp is going to do anything other than create bacteria. Anyone who spends time in a salon getting a blow out may or may not know the smoke coming off the client next door is either her hair burning or bacteria & build up burning off the hairshaft! Just because your mum told you and her mum told her and her mums mum told her doesn’t make it correct. There is no quick fix, tablets and vitamins may ( not always ) help supplement vitamins and minerals the body is lacking but take months or even years to see any effect if any!

    Now stop doing your home remedies and avoiding getting cut and start looking after your hair!

    Drop in and see us if your hair has issues or your experiencing a problem!

    📞 01141010011

    Rod Anker Salons

    117 Meherchand Market

    Delhi

    What you need to know about protecting your hair this Holi

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

    Now whilst if you choose to play this game, or celebrate it could be fun however if you have just had a color done it can be a disaster that will take weeks or months to fix!

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

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

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

    • Don’t wash your hair for 2 days prior
    • Load up your hair with a wax or paste before heading out, this will help give it a slight protection
    • Cover with a scarf and tie it tightly, making sure that the ends are undercover also
    • Hairspray over it will also prevent staining to some extent

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

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

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

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

     

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    Yes you should swallow

    If you are human we are fairly sure you have googled almost every fad diet, cheap getaways, 100 ways to work and still get paid, quick meal idea with rice and beans, how to hide a body in urban area and maybe how to grow you hair faster!?

    Halter Available via Omweekend

    Well guess what?

    Beans and rice, no you can’t get paid unless you work lazy ass, fad diets don’t work stop eating crap, holiday at home by stop using your phone and try stashing the body in a Starbucks toilet.

    Now growing your hair longer faster and trying to get hair that is super healthy, strong hair or long hair involves being committed to Maintainence and we don’t mean soaking it in Yukult, milk, curd, beer or anything else. Healthy scalp, healthy hair, remove ends every 6 weeks regardless of how long you want it and use good quality shampoo, don’t overdo the heat tools, always condition and use heat protecting serum!

    Want to know more on how to get the best hair you can? Give us a call on 01141010011

    Why is your salon so basic?

    Most people are taken back when they come to the salon, what you see is what you get. We don’t have hidden cupboards or agenda’s other than creating hair that you love and can recreate yourself.

    Our approach is simple, if you are better off with it, we will tell you. If you are not then we won’t. If your hair dreams are pink or mermaid then we will share ways to get it, if it’s beach waves you can easily do at home, we will teach you that too.

    We don’t do “packages” we don’t do “deals” we don’t have “memberships” or buy 3 get 2 free schemes because we believe in transparency and you maintaining the choice. If you want real solutions for your hair from an Internationally trained team that knows the difference between a flat white and a short black then come. If you want to be called Mam and tell us how to do your hair then keep walking.

    We love doing hair and love making people happy so basically if you are a grump and nothing makes you happy, not even waking up to rainbows and unicorns with breakfast in bed then I guess we aren’t the place for you.

    If this sounds refreshing and you actually want awesome hair

    📞 01141010011

    What size is yours?

    We all from time to time wonder if we are normal, from the size of your hotdog to the rate your hair grows we want to be extra. It’s a sign of the times, we want our life to be extra, our Instagram posts to be over the top, our wardrobe to be envious and our holidays to die for!

    Well guess what, your hair grows on average 1.25cm per month or slightly under 1/2cm per week. Now give or take a few millimetres that’s it for every human on the planet. If it’s short you will notice it grow faster because you have a point of reference eg; ( hits your ears or shirt collar).

    Now some even believe the more you cut it the faster it grows, not true in fact the thought behind that is that if you don’t cut it, split ends occur and hair splits off and length ultimately reduces so it doesn’t grow faster because of cutting it simply doesn’t snap off and reduce.

    You should trim your hair so it’s healthy every 6-8 weeks regardless of the length to keep it healthy.

    Looking for a sign?

    It’s not uncommon to sit back and wait to make a decision, could be to get a short haircut, get a color, go on a holiday, get a new job or whatever it is.

    Image via Scott froschaeur

    Slide DM’s ask the questions, take a chance cut your hair, have the extra drink, call in sick, start that business take a holiday. Whatever it is just do it!

    Fresh hair for Summer?

    I’m sure a lot of you have gone to the salon in hope that some miracle happens, you may even have thought that by us just touching your hair without cutting it or colouring it, miracles might happen.

    Well we are the hair whisperers but there is limits to the magic in our hands. A freshen up may not mean redoing your color, it may be just a small tweak to get your hair looking new again, remembering it doesn’t have to be dramatic to make s big difference.

    If you need something done, we will tell you but if you don’t need it we will tell you that too!

    So if you are simply bored and not really sure what to do to your hair to drag it into a fresh season and fear of looking the same year after year, then give us a call!

    Phone 01141010011

    Simple way to dress up your hair in less than 5 min

    You have all had one of those days when you struggle to find time to even go to the toilet and the list of things on your to do list is longer than the hair on your Aunties chin. Then you have to go home get changed and go out, like seriously!

    Well throwing your hair up in a top knot is not going to make you feel better in fact will most likely make you look as Frumpy as you feel.

    Why not try grouping all your various clips together after you have put it into a low pony. Don’t try too hard on placement as it should look semi random. Now you look like you thought about it when In fact you didn’t. Go out have a good time and chill.

    Neon hair accessories are in and can be super cool, oversized or grouped smaller to add color!

    Who wants platinum blonde hair?

    Yes the resolution of this meme isn’t good but then again either was your last attempt to go Platinum!

    A lot of you beautiful people call or drop in and ask for platinum blonde like it’s in a box out back, it’s not.

    To go blonde is one thing, to go white is a more complex task ( not impossible but not a 20-30 min job, nor is it a cheap thrill ). It can be done typically on Indian hair that is in good condition would require 2-3 sittings over a few days. We do this over a few days for a number of reasons, firstly to lighten your hair that much requires bleach which is fairly aggressive both on the scalp as well as the hair. As the hair is lightening the color molecule is shrinking and will expand over 24-48 hours so the color you get straight away will be more gold or yellow after a few days. We need to let the scalp PH level get back to normal before doing it again for s long lasting platinum color.

    After 2-3 applications it’s then we tone the hair to the desired shade. Is it something you can rush? Well look at the photo above and if you think you know better, please go right ahead but in reality the answer is no you can’t. If you have had a lot of previous color then your hair may not even be able to take the process anyway.

    Best to get an opinion or two from various salons before taking the risk.

    Don’t play with it too much or it may just fall off!

    Chances are if you fall into the “most category” you have done almost everything to your hair in an attempt to get your rocks off and make you happy. The problem is the more you do, the more you you will need to do to continually fix the previous hair turn on!

    Just like a lot of things, the more you play with it the more sensitive it becomes and will cause damage!

    Don’t randomly jump into doing any chemical service just because your friend did it, unless you have had a proper discussion with your stylist!

    Looking for a hair solution to your problems?

    Between google and all the DIY hair stories you have read or been told by your grandmother nothing seems to be working. Well doesn’t matter where you look on line the issue should be talked about with the people who know hair better than anyone….. your hairstylist.

    Now some will confirm the stories and some will give you practical advice the choice is yours. If you are after an opinion don’t hesitate to get in touch, remembering to give advice on something we need to see it in order to properly asses it. Advice is free by the way ❤️

    What does your DP say about you?

    I guess no one wants an ugly profile picture, we want to look our best and often we tend to be a little extra to draw some attention right?

    Well I guess there are also times when going a little extra can send the wrong message. If your hair isn’t done, do you look dirty or street cool, if your wearing too much or too little some people can take it the wrong way or read too much into it.

    Before you get your next profile picture taken get your hair done and let us help you show the best version possible!

    Why you need to get away!

    We are told to work hard and we all have life goals yet too much time with your head in the same book you tend to stop reading and absorbing the info. It’s important that you take time to stop assess and see life before it’s simply too late. Easier said than done, we all have budgets and time restraints but saying that, where there is a will there will be a way.

    Take time off, go off grid, sleep in, eat whatever food you like and just be!

    Life is far too short to be all about one thing!

    Hair stories to get you hot

    We heard some of you don’t like sarcasm, I know right, who are these people like seriously! Well these same people like captions like ” your hair is your crown” or “buy 2 get 2 free” or even ones like ” get thicker hair with our hair spa” but sadly this type of talk does the opposite for us, it’s boring and fake.

    We are a hair salon, not a beauty parlour, it’s not a hotch potch it’s a HAIR salon.

    If you are after real and fun, call us or send us a DM if not move along.

    Getting the perfect Instagram shot

    We have all become a little obsessed with what we post and how we post it, from the filters of choice to what we share and it’s fairly common to only share the good bits so we all feel like everyone else is living a life of luxury or excess.

    Now this color and blow out is awesome, no surprise there considering we did it lol but the variation in color from reality to the screen here is obvious. This photo above has no filter, no adjusting just straight out of the camera it was taken, it’s what you see is what you get. Color by Rod blow out by Mohit

    The image that was taken from the phone is below.

    As you can see the variation in color is fairly extreme, again this is directly from the phone ( it’s fairly accurate to her hair and we love it ) Now let’s take a little warmth out and see the difference.

    Getting the right blonde in reality is a lot harder than using an editing app and sometimes it simply is impossible if the integrity of your hair won’t allow it.

    Just like life, there is good and bad, warm and cool and while one day you might be celebrating an amazing achievement the next day you might be dealing with a blocked toilet and no electricity….but I guess that doesn’t look good on your feed?!

    So before you draw to conclusions about others life or lifestyle know that images on line do not make the person!

    If you want selfie ready hair then obviously yes come see us.

    Action image shot by Jason

    Life’s a beach

    Ever been on a beach holiday in winter and thought, sure it’s great but would be better with color?

    It’s true, adding color makes a world of difference! Same with your hair, colouring it dark brown because you think every strand should be the same color is so boring and incredibly un- natural.

    Hair should have variation in color from roots to ends as well as strand to strand. Doesn’t have to be bold, doesn’t have to be in your face but has to be there if you want it to look natural.

    Get yourself a hair consultation from us and see how we can make s difference to your look!

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    How to get that glossy finish on your hair

    A lot of you have been asking how to get shinny hair so we are here to tell you the easy way!

    Some use oils but the reality of that is it costs the hair and will cause dehydration and can cause hair loss. You can use a shine spray however that can weigh your hair down.

    Now the way you can get it is obviously healthy hair but even that needs some help every now and then. A clear gloss over your hair is perfect to give you that little extra shine and muster is the way to go. You can do it over natural hair or pre coloured hair and is virtually harmless. Grows out without Maintainence!

    This Valentine’s Day are you sliding DM’s ?

    For a lot of guys sending a dick pic is in some strange way a good idea. No idea why anyone thinks it will get you anything other than blocked but whatever.

    This Valentines try sending photos of other things or a simple message of how you feel, not saying this will work either but what’s the harm right?

    Or

    You are always welcome sending us photo if your hair inspiration for your next visit!

    Happy Valentines Day!

    Hair accessories you need in your life in 2019

    Sure body piercing is cool but unless you want to end up looking like a pin cushion your options are slightly limited.

    We all get bored from time to time and if you aren’t one of those people who wants to change your look permanently then accessories are perfect! It can be grouping a lot of the same type or color together to an oversized piece to add a little OOTD style to your day old blow out!

    Whatever the situation or budget have fun with hair accessories this year!

    Low Maintainence sexy hair

    A lot of you have grow up with your mum or grandmother making a weekly trip to the salon for a “touch up” or a blow out and it’s been the way it’s done right?

    Today we try and fit a lot into everyday and it’s unrealistic to be thinking anyone has that sort of time that’s why this color technique is so perfect for you!

    Now here are a few takeaways you should think about before you decide to take the plunge!

    • The darker your hair the more warmth it has as we go lighter.
    • The more you do, the more Maintainence there is, keep it subtle so you can be cool, sexy and low key
    • It should only need doing again after 4-5 months. It may need some tone Maintainence which is fairly easy in the meantime.
    • Regular trims to remove any split ends.
    • Price varies on length, density of hair and desired color result. We need to physically need to see your hair for exact quote.

    So if this is something that sounds like you then give us a call or drop in for more info!

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    The only time it’s ok to come early

    The need to say this again is sad but the reality is we know a lot don’t read so we thought we should update for those busy people.

    The term “sorry I come early” whilst it isn’t something most people want to hear, for us it is!

    We work on appointments and when we block a time for you, we do so we have enough time to do your hair properly, so you will love it. When you come late ( in this situation ) you make many others run late and inconvenience the smooth running and mojo of the salon. We don’t rush you, out work or make others wait so if you have a booking, respect time, us, you and the process and come early!

    We know traffic can suck, it happens but for 99% of our clients they also know and plan accordingly so to be fair we pride ourselves in creating beautiful hair and not rush jobs which look hideous and sprinkled with regret.

    Worried about going bald?

    It’s not uncommon to be freaked out by life and if you watch the news or check out sponsored posts on Facebook you are sure to be concerned about almost everything!

    Ask yourself this ladies, how many bald women have you met? Like bald bald? The answer will most likely be none because it’s so rare you have more chances to be hit by a falling satellite than going bald so chill the hell out!

    Yes hair falls out and it does daily, yes in different seasons it may fall out more than others. Hormones and medicine can cause increase hair fall and change of water also. But your body adjusts and you will be fine and your hair will be too!

    At any given point 90% of your hair is growing and 10% is dying ( but will be replaced) that’s not a new thing, google it!

    Every day you will have hair come out, some days more than others! No eating more of this or than or even taking supplements isn’t going to change the way your body is made, eat a healthy diet, use Sulfate free products and shampoo regularly, healthy scalp healthy growth!

    Rubbing kitchen scraps, oil, onion pulp, eggs, fish oil etc is only going to give your scalp an infection and make you stink! It’s not going to do anything to your hair growth!

    Love yourself

    Isn’t it enough that you were born, isn’t it enough you have spent years becoming who you are, isn’t it enough that you are you?

    Imagine how lucky you are and how blessed you life is, the good and the challenging. It’s perfect just the way it is! Start telling yourself that, feed your mind with what it needs so you can be the best version of you possible. Don’t conform to others expectations of you, please you, be you!

    How not to behave in a salon, an open letter

    Dear Sharon,

    Thank you for calling and booking in an appointment for your hair tomorrow at 10am and yes we will call you before the end of the day to remind you ( because we know you are sooo busy and even though you only called at 6pm on a Monday we know you life gets away so we will call you in a few hours )

    It’s no problem you decided to not wake up early, it’s cold and in reality setting the alarm at 9.50 when you’re 20 min away kind of isn’t really going to work it’s fine. Good to have that option in case you did wake up early I guess, it’s fine we turned away 3 other people for that time it’s fine. Don’t worry just like last time why not rock up the following day at 10 and say we made a mistake, should work right, or just come once your awake take your time and just say you got stuck in traffic.

    Don’t worry, it’s not like we have a naughty list and people like you we love cutting your hair, 100% we wouldn’t put you on it 🤭