Let just be honest, more than a few of you would see white hair and think age, yet more and more people are going grey ( or white ) younger than ever.
It makes no sense that the color of your hair dictates anything in your life, it’s as crazy as saying you need to dress “age appropriate” it’s stupid!
Going white is a choice, if you are ok with it, do it! If you aren’t ready for it color it! It’s really that simple. Do not be ashamed of it, it’s you and you have so much more to you than the color of your hair!
Everything in life revolves around having clear communication, doesn’t matter if we are talking about business, relationships or getting your hair done. If communication is clear then you are setting yourself up for success. One of the biggest problems we have seen is lack of communication and both parties being on the same page.
Hair is completely different for every single person, texture, density and movement along with your current filters of what long, short, natural, big, small is it all depends on you. Along with the fact that everyone has a different version of life, one word can mean so many things.
Having an in-depth consultation prior to making big decisions can be the difference between ok and super happy with your hair! Thank
Who decided that if you were a certain sex your hair had to be this or that, stupid and it’s changed! thank goodness
It’s time you did what you wanted, short hair, long hair, pink hair, green hair it’s your hair so why not do what you want. Now short hair on woman screams confidence, sexy and super low Maintainence which sounds like 2021 hair if you ask us!
A dramatic increase is drastic haircuts so far this year and it’s far from over! So if it’s something that’s been in the back of your mind why not just do it!
Nothing screams “home alone” more than a cropped fringe that’s let’s just say a tad uneven or lop sided. But the feeling of doing something new and different is obviously a rush especially right now! Will it suit you, will you regret it, will it be hard to manage? So many questions but if you put it into perspective, it’s hair and it grows back!
Now before you start getting defensive and tell us all the wonderful stories your mum told you just relax. This is about facts, we don’t know your mum and am sure she is wonderful. BUT
Hair once outside your scalp is dead, the living part of hair is beneath your skin, it grows here under several layers of tissue and the base. Within the follicle stem cells divide rapidly, as new cells are formed the old ones are pushed up and form the hair shaft, the part that you eventually see. As hairs become part of the shaft, they undergo a process called keratinization, in which they become filled with keratin. So, technically, instead of being made up of pure keratin, hair is made up of dead cells that are filled with and surrounded by keratin.
So putting anything on your scalp to encourage growth is almost pointless because the work is done internally so it all comes back to your DNA and Diet. Sure a massage on your scalp may increase the blood flow to your root marginally but not enough to make a difference.
So if your onion pulp or egg won’t penetrate the skin, how is it meant to feed the root of the hair, the only part that is living? How is oil going to do anything?
Maintaining healthy hair outside the skin, it’s important to understand the following. Hair is dead and we have to keep it in the best condition as long as we can. Regular trims to remove damage from chemicals or environment, regular cleansing and not coating the hair strand unnecessarily, like oils or silicone.
Excess oil on the scalp will create a PH issue for the tissue we call scalp therefore could encourage hair fall. Oil on the hair strand doesn’t do anything other than coat the strand and can in fact dehydrate the hair by increasing the temperature of the strand.
Healthy hair is about diet, lifestyle and your DNA. Eat a balanced diet, avoid stress ( as much as humanly possible ) don’t over style your hair and get regular trims every 6-8 weeks.
Often we have a plan for things with little or no idea what will happen when you get to the end. Could be “I will travel the world when I retire” or “Once I get fit, I will be happy” and rarely anything changes once you reach that point because the end goal is constantly moving. It’s a goal with no end date or resolution. It’s annoying yes we know!
If you are like thousands of others you will be growing your hair, but what for? For your wedding? To make others happy? To put it into a pony tail? For what?
We see a lot of people growing their hair so they can put it into a pony tail which to the untrained eye is the same as shaving it off, but yet you won’t go short because you feel long hair suits you?!
The reality is, it’s more about how it makes you feel than they actual way it looks! What are you doing with your hair? Are you growing it on purpose or just because that’s what you think you should be doing?
Sunday is Off Day, it’s a day to reflect, a day to spend quality time with the people you care about and a day to catch up. Well that’s typically been the theory. Work like crazy and in 12 hours once a week “catch up”!
More and more people are coming to terms with that fact life has to be more about doing what you love, being with the people you want to be with than it is about making it through the week!
As the world goes in and out of lockdown I guess we are all reflecting on life, what we are doing that we love and what we are doing that we really don’t love. If you could do whatever you wanted, what would it be? Where would you be right now?
For some the answer is, exactly where you are and that’s great but for many it’s completely different. Everything from the clothes your wearing to the job your slaving too should be by choice. The hairstyle you have to how you style it or don’t style it!
Sunday hair is a look all by itself! Here is some Inspiration.
If your hair isn’t working then it’s time to get it looked at. It should maintain its shape well but the structure of a haircut will only last 6-8 weeks then it simply won’t work as well. Enjoy your Off Day
Firstly let’s start with the fact that this is a major trigger for any professional hairstylist. Color that’s in a box has a number yet majority of the time is rarely that simple in a salon.
Remember the last time you went out snd had the most delicious pasta? It literally was the best thing you had eaten in a long time, wait see the photo and we know your hungry now!
You decided to ask the chef who had spent 12 years travelling throughout Italy to learn the regional cooking, he put himself through culinary school snd worked part time till 3am 4 nights a week to pay rent, food and expenses. You decide to ask him to sketch down then recipe because honestly you love it but the restaurant is too far to come frequently. Imagine after years and years training to just hand it out? Would it be the same even if he did? Unlikely but who know. Your version of boil, your version of lightly pan fry and his are almost certainly not going to be close!
Even if he did hand write it out, chances are your interpretation and his are completely different and the result wouldn’t resemble what you ate. I hope this makes sense.
Let’s look at it a different way, your salon stylist says he using a base 5. He has told you that after a heated discussion with him that you want 5 but also want it light. He told you he uses a 5 but in fact used 1/2-5 1/2-6. He uses one brand and you go to another salon that uses another brand, you think every competitor hair color company has the same system, result or numbering? No they don’t not even close.
A 5 in one brand may be a 6 in another and as far as the differences this is just the beginning. You can’t start coloring your hair at 30 and still be using the same color for the next 15-20 years it just doesn’t work like that. Every-time small changes need to happen as the hair changes constantly. Hairdressing is about an ongoing learning and just like the Chef requires years of training, education and investment from ourselves to make us better constantly.
We attend training most often than not self funded in our own time, our scissors are typically work several weeks salary which we buy ourselves. Then when mixing colors we consider ourselves artists and often use 3 or up to 5 different colors to create your “number 5” so forgive us if we don’t tell you because we know that with our years of education, the practical experience it sadly doesn’t come down to a “number 5”
A box color might cover your grey sure, it may also be next to impossible to lighten on your next visit and end up taking months or years to bring it back to what you love so no, we won’t play that game.
It’s not because we don’t want to loose the business, it’s because we know that it won’t work out how you expect so it’s better for you to make the decision not us. A solid, professionally trained hairstylist can match up a color fairly easy after a proper consultation taking into consideration fading etc.
So before you ask us, hey what number did you use on me last time remember we don’t use box color, that’s from the chemist.
Important note, your version of light brown is completely different to ours, your version of ash is most certainly different to ours. It’s important to note that a recipe is only as good as the understanding of the person reading it.
Well it’s our second big lockdown and although this one was incredible hard for us and so many people we feel incredibly blessed to be able to come out of it. It’s been one of the hardest few months emotionally and physically.
We could reflect on what it’s done to us and how it has changed us all and life will never been the same. Instead we are over the moon to announce we will be opening this week!
VERY LIMITED SPACES
This isn’t a sales tactic, this is reality, our salon has limited seating and we will be only having one person in at a time for the Month of June. This means that only by prior appointment and must come by yourself, on time, mask is essential for the entire duration of the service, no food in salon & no coffee or tea in salon.
What we will have is Fresh cuts, awesome blowouts and all the color you have missed out on!
So before you start calling the salon READ THIS and send us an email. It’s very simply an incentive for you to get in early and we will call you will options of times and days once we know which day we are opening.
We can’t wait to see friendly faces and help you feel good about yourself again!
Please note, extra time & charges maybe needed for color which has a larger regrowth. We share costing quote only post consultation.
We are guessing by now you like majority of people on the planet have nailed beach waves and you have seen more variations than we have eaten Banana cake! ENOUGH ALREADY!
Let’s be honest the look is dreamy and unpretentious, it does scream a very real 2020/21 look still but honestly little tired of it. Sure Banana cake is nice but not every single day of my life!
Ok so what then, how can you change your hair without cutting it short we hear you ask! Well the next step for hair like this would be to introduce bangs or bring the length up. Bangs are the safest bet for anyone not sure if you want to take the plunge of reducing the length or not.
Both look good honestly, we love both but longer bangs just give you another option to play with.
So next time you are thinking of going the the salon have some hair references put aside so we can talk about it next time we see you.
With 85% chance of having some degree of baldness by the time you are 50 why do most men freak out about it?
Don’t know if it is more of a image guys have or guys or in fact there is some element of truth to it making you less manly. Who knows however I guess if it does then these guys must be the expectation?!
It’s certainly not hard to think of an action hero that is bald, typically they all are so I guess it doesn’t make you less manly. Does it make you look older?
Ok so maybe girls find bald men less attractive?
It appears like men that have shaved heads live a normal life, it appears like they don’t loose anything, it also appears they still manage to being attractive to the opposite sex. It also in fact seems like they are badass!
So before you think of holding onto every single stand and risk looking insecure why not think about shaving it off
You might have spent years studying, thousands of dollars on the latest clothes but if your hair doesn’t have purpose then all that money and effort has gone to waste. It’s true guys tend to be lazy when it comes to basic things like hair whilst at the same time ( in a parallel universe ) be completely obsessed over a game where a ball gets kick from side to side. Go figure!
So if you have had something that works for you, that’s great but doesn’t mean you need to keep doing the same thing for the rest of your life!
Here are some hair styles that you can put on your to-do list and help you evolve your look!
So the options are endless giving you so many opportunities to stand out and be constantly evolving your look. Hair doesn’t have to be boring guys!
We have heard it all when it comes to strange requests for an appointment and honestly some of them as crazy and extreme as they sound, don’t really surprise us. The fear and anxiety is real and we always say whatever it is that makes your feel comfortable isn’t crazy. Since early last year we took a very conservative approach to our work environment, the amount of people at any given point and the flow of people in and out of the salon.
For a large portion of the world that haven’t experienced the sheer devastation of COVID some of our *conditions of entry were considered extreme. Although not once did we apologise, we want everyone to be safe including ourselves.
Now 15 months later, on our second lockdown once we know when we can open we have a clear model that works for everyone keeping all clients and staff safe. It’s limited seating, limited appointments, no mask no entry for everyone, no walk in’s, door locked, early morning starts for anyone wanting to be the only person in the salon and extreme hygiene. So if you are searching for a place to get your hair done once we are reopen then save this post, shoot us an email or give us a call once we are open.
If you have any concerns, questions or requests please don’t hesitate to contact us, if you don’t ask the answer is always No!
Come on, honestly you may have been growing your hair with some dream to have it down to your ankles, then 2021 happened and we are all just lucky to simply make it through. Promised ourselves we wouldn’t be Debbie Downer but try to continuously look at the positive side of life so that’s what we are doing!
Now we know you have lots of saved haircuts, maybe it’s in your folder maybe it isn’t but should it be?
Now we know what you are saying already even if it is to yourself! How can I cut it that short, I was growing it or no I won’t be able to get it up in a pony tail. Well whatever you have on your to do list, maybe 2021 was so eventful you actually need a change more than you think!
It’s hard to know where to start, was last year worse or 2021. This year and especially the last 8 weeks has been some of the most challenging in a lot of people’s lives, for many it’s been tragic and we have all been lest feeling broken and yet we are the lucky ones. It’s tested every element of our life, emotional, physical, spiritual and financial. Sure we will heal and the scars we will get used too over time, there has been an enormous about of tragedy and an incredible spirit of community that brings so much hope and love.
As a small business and having been through 11 weeks of lockdown last year and now in our 6th week but obviously everyone’s safety comes first. Whilst we would love to be on the salon right now, we wouldn’t at the cost of someone health or life! Last year we offered pre payment of your next booking to receive 20% off and have had several clients ask if we can do this again, so here we are and have decided to offer it again!
Simply shoot us an email to [email protected] pay your advance booking fee and get 20% off once we are open. Please be aware image above is not actual the package but you will get an email receipt along with encouraging words to help you keep the scissors away from your hair. The amount you pay is for the service you will be booked in for and will block your next appointment on our priority list. If you wish to pay for more than one appointment we can arrange that too. We have had several people buy store credits for a friend who needed cheering up, which is an incredible gesture too!
By pre paying you are helping support a small business and ensures that you will have priority once we open. You will have the first choice of appointments, once we have a confirmed date you will be the first that gets called and offered a priority booking.
Write to us stating,
Your full name, phone number, the amount you wish to pay and we will email you the bank details, once the transaction has been done we will send you a conformation email.
How long since you sat in a salon chair and relaxed while your hair was being done, weeks of not months since you had your color looking fresh. It’s been weeks if not months since you had someone wash your hair. Let’s face it, the idea of transcending into a blissful state of relaxation for an hour and walking away feeling positive, loved and fresh is a dream right now.
SALONS ARE NOW OPEN
Post Lockdown Glow-Up is going to be waiting for you, what will you change?
Doesn’t matter what you do, it’s how it makes you feel that’s important. The clothes that you wear, the way you wear your hair, choose what makes you feel the best you can be. Ignore everyone else!
Seems we have been here before and we all feel the anxiety of the current situation with Corona. Whilst we have till date limited people in the salon to 2 at any given time we have now changed due to the current situation.
From today onwards you will be the only person getting your hair done or client in the salon at any moment. This is for everyone’s safety and to ensure peace of mind. As we have done till date all surfaced and tools will be sanitised between clients and everyone is wearing masks. Temperature checks before entry and door is locked so no walk in’s
One person getting their hair done at a time!
Now to make sure this works smoothly, appointments will be made and timings need to be kept. Understand if you have a booking, it blocks the entire salon so please be punctual.
All of our safety is our only concern right now. We look forward to seeing you!
Depending on who you ask, you will get various answers on haircare and what it takes to have healthy hair. Possibly the best advice will come from a qualified hairstylist even though your mother tends to know most things maybe she can sit this one out.
Healthy hair doesn’t happen by chance, it typically is months or years of good hair habbits rather than how expensive your shampoo is. Often the moment you realise you have a problem it’s too late to fix it immediately but don’t panic it’s never to late to get you back on track.
Healthy hair habbits
Regular trims are the most important thing when wanting healthy hair. Because your hair is actually dead keratin removing the ends every 6-8 weeks is needed to ensure the most stressed portion is removed and doesn’t create a split end.
Don’t over style, excessive heat will cause the hair to be dehydrated. Sure you can use serums and leave in conditioners to help protect your hair but too much is too much.
Coloring your hair is fine if it’s done in a conscious way keeping condition in mind. Going over previously coloured hair should be kept to a minimum as this will cause damage.
Your daily routine can be the cause of a lot of damage. Brushing your hair too much aggressively will cause split ends, static and lead to damage.
Now oiling your hair has been told to nourish the hair but in fact just coats the strand, leaving it with a oil film covering the hair, increasing the heat of the strand, sucking out essential moisture. It will add shine but long term leave your hair feeling dry and brittle.
Summer is here and by the looks of things it’s going to be hot!
It’s always a mad dash to get air conditioners serviced, get your hair in order and mentally prepare for months of endless air conditioners. Your hair needs to be ready for what it is about to be put through!
Some quick things to get on top of now!
Get a trim, you have been putting it off now is the time to do it. Removing split or damaged ends now before they get a chance to travel up the hair shaft.
Reassess your routine, maybe you need to change things. Could be since it’s getting hotter you need to shampoo more often as the perspiration on your scalp will be more and you need to remove it or the conditioner isn’t strong enough. Adding a leave in conditioner is a good idea during summer also.
Can’t get that shine? Doing a gloss color adds shine and helps protect the hair from the sun! It’s harmless and ideal to do every 6-8 weeks and gives you maximum shine.
If you are thinking of color this could be a good time to change things up too, adding color at the start of summer is an ideal way to get the most out of your look.
Use a leave in serum, leave in moisturiser and sun protection as well as a cap or hat when possible!
First you see it on a celebrity, next a friend and you start to think maybe it would look good on you. A few weeks later random people on social media are wearing it now it’s spreading faster than bad news!
By now you know you must try it, but will it look the same on you? Will it look as good?
Everyone is different and while some trends are universal whike other depend on the individuality of the person.
With hair trends not everyone suits white platinum blonde hair nor everyone can achieve it. Hair texture condition and history is very different so it’s not always achievable nor desirable. Get a consultation before you decide that balayagè or a pastel color is right for you!
A lot has made us change habits and for some we were already doing some of the things we all know expect and love. Having to pick up the phone or wait until certain hours to interact with a business is something honestly not many want to do nor really have too any more. Not sure about you but I want to be able to do what I want almost 24 hours a day!
Now before you slide us a DM at 3am expecting a reply I can assure you, it’s most likely coming until the sun comes up. However chances are in daylight or the early hours of both night and day, you will in fact not only get a reply but in most cases be able to make bookings. Yes I know right, it’s crazy. Whilst we are still waiting back from a DM last October from a restaurant wanting to know if they do take away, I guess it’s easier to get a haircut than it is to order food online.
So if you have a burning question, a sudden need to book your color, or simply want to drop by and say hi then do use either Instagram or email and book your next appointment.
Nothing really surprises us any more, things mutate, things evolve. One minute you’re just friends next minute drunk in a hot tub celebrating your anniversary. Nothing stays the same and everything changes, that’s a good thing too!
So when it comes to hair and what’s in trend it slowly changes and evolves into something that looks similar but with modifications. The Mullet has been around for years and emerged during the rock and roll era giving it a very DIY cut look and lends itself to a very easy look to do.
Then it became a very shaggy way to just have hair that you could wash and go. Depending on the texture but ideal for slightly wavy or curly hair.
Now with the last 12 months being the DIY era and a lot of salons around the world closed the Step Mullet has re emerged as the DIY mutated mullet and we are living it. It’s been around for a few years and lends itself to a DIY it grown out bangs.
Knowing where to get advice greatly changes the quality of the reply. Ask a friend about your aches and pains will result in a quick webmd search and a possibly random reply. Ask a doctor, the possible chances of getting the correct answer increases dramatically.
It seems like we need to lay a few rules down sadly to make sure we all are on the same page. Our main goal is to be a safe place for everyone, which includes us as well as you and everyone else we see!
Yes a lot of similar places let you take your mask off, drink coffee, order food and maybe not even wear one while you take a photo or maybe the salon you go too wants to take your photo without a mask for “ just a minute” well sorry that’s not us. We care more about your safety than getting an OOTD photo. We want to stay open, we want you and your family to be safe and we want ours to be safe also. So here goes!
No mask No Entry
Your temperature will be checked and you will need to sanitise your hands upon entry.
Bookings are limited so pls be on time, 5 min +|- is understandable but more than that will inconvenience the entire salon for the entire day. If you know the time you booked in for pls be on time.
We don’t make you wait, please don’t make us wait! If you are late most likely your appointment will be cancelled and you will need to reschedule and payment in advance may be required.
Mask has to stay on the entire time in the salon
No take away food
No water or coffee, tea is available in salon or to be consumed.
No showing us your face, if we need to we will ask for a face selfie from your phone.
You can wear your mask but if we are colouring pls wear one that is disposable or ask and we will provide one for you.
We hope you all understand that spending 2 hours getting your hair done with us means keeping your mask on and being in a safe space. We have maximum 2 people at any time all following the rules, let’s keep it that way! If you want to try any of the above you will be asked to leave immediately without ANY hesitation and not be invited back!
Looking forward to seeing you and if you feel like you would like the salon to yourself, we can block it out for you by prior arrangement just give us a call!
For bookings either call us Monday – Saturday 10-6pm or Dm us on social media.
There is always a lot of talk about things you can do yourself at home to make sure your hair is healthy. It’s hard to know what to believe or not to believe.
When it comes to a cold rinse, it does help soothe the cuticle and reduce the swelling of the hair marginally. Warm water swells the hair and is obviously more comfortable to shower in than cold water. Even the thought of a cold rinse is making us get chills. Will it help with the frizz, well yes slightly.
It’s possibly not worth the risk of catching a cold during winter so you can skip it. What you may want to adapt and try is after your blowout on each section blasting it with cool air, this does the same thing but also sets the hair the way you want it. It’s hot or warm air that dries it and the cool air in fact sets it!
We all know someone who says they never blow dry their hair and yet it always looks awesome how? Is it a skill that is taught to few and a mystery to the masses or is it so obvious that no one tries it?
Could it be that a few small tricks and doing less is actually the answer? Keep reading!
Now let’s get one thing straight, you can’t get a haircut once every 6 months and expect your hair to sit the way you want it’s unrealistic it needs to be trimmed every 6/8 weeks to remove dehydrated ends and to prevent split ends. So the foundation is regular trims!
Secondly it’s product, you can use different things for different hair and the needs change depending on the hair. Let’s just put a few products in the basket for you and you can try what you have and see what works and what doesn’t.
A serum, this closes the cuticle and prevents frizz ( don’t use anything too heavy and must be water soluble)
A leave in conditioner which adds moisture, 5-6 sprays throughout.
A sea salt spray, adds strength to the curl and helps it retain its shape.
Now the hard part! After gently applying all these products and ensuring you are not tossing it around, you need to do NOTHING but wait!
Everytime you touch, flip or move it you are encouraging frizz so just don’t touch it, sitting in non direct sunlight and not with direct air facing you ( not in the car with the aircon on full facing you either!) Just wait!
Your curl will be defined and more crisp. Now you know the basics it’s up to you how you adapt it, every head of hair is different and may need more or less of the above. Remember the more you touch it the more frizz will appear!
No secret that 2020 has had its challenges and if we are honest Hair isn’t the worst thing that has or could have happened. But now it’s become aware that some instead of growing length, it’s reducing. We have in the last few months seen more amount of hair than ever, some going from long to short, dramatic changes and some holding on to death life the length they have.
Split ends happen for a few reasons, excessive heat when styling, over processed chemical treatments, blunt scissors when you last had it cut, lack of regular trims.
The ends split as the centre hair structure is left exposed and is prone to being damaged over time. If it’s regularly trimmed then any fragile ends are removed and giving it a fresh lease of life!
Can you remove split ends with product? NO
The only thing that removes a split end is a pair of scissors, your hair should be trimmed regardless of what your hair goal is, every 6-8 weeks. If not you could end up with multiple splits which will eventually break off and you will end up loosing length not gaining it. The split keeps travelling up the hair shaft until it breaks off, then a new one appears and so you end up with shorter hair over time!
A lot walk out of the salon after spending hours to get your hair done with a color that is awesome only to have it wash out and look dull or tired shortly after. There are several reasons why your color May be fading out let’s talk.
Color needs a healthy hair in order to hold true to what it should be. If you imagine the cuticle ( the outside layer of your hair ) is like the doors in your house. If it’s not closed then nothing will stay inside, it gets closed when you condition it, when the condition of your hair is healthy and chemically hasn’t been compromised much at all.
Now whilst coloring your hair is a chemical it can be done whilst keeping the health of your hair in tact.
Don’t so extremes, one month you go dark, next month you want to go lighter then you decide red is your color and the following month you want ash blonde. Guess what, firstly it’s not going to happen but even if you get close the chances your hair is going to hold color is slim! The more damage your hair goes through the less it will hold color.
Use a sulfate free shampoo, you have heard us saying it repeating the same song for years but it works. Always condition your hair, this closes the cuticle. Regular trims to remove split ends which will cause hair to become brittle and split.
Remember the better the condition the better the chances your color will hold. Products like leave in serums are good as long as they are water soluble.
If you can’t get it to hold then it may be time to stop what you are doing and book yourself in for a consultation with us.
For some it’s 14 days for others it may be 22 days yet for the majority it’s in the 5th week after visiting the salon that they notice it needs attention.
To maintain the shape of your style you need to be trimming it every 6-8 weeks, for guys it’s 5 weeks as typically the hair is shorter so it’s more obvious that it is getting out of shape slightly faster!
If you are growing your hair you still need to trim it every 6-8 weeks also but obviously trim less than has grown to make sure and damaged ends are removed and the hair looks it’s best!
If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you already got.
Sometimes to get the things we want we have to break a cycle of doing things that in some cases, cause the opposite. No one wants to hear that the things they do are wrong but sometimes we need to be told. If you are constantly eating junk food, no exercise and sleep erratically the chances of you being the most healthy are fairly slim. Good habits create results if continued long enough.
Now let’s talk hair! When you shampoo your hair, the mission should be to cleanse your scalp so it’s not about rubbing the hair too much rather it’s about massaging the roots and then working it through the ends. You rinse well to make sure all the shampoo is removed. Then you Squeeze out excess moisture!
Then you apply conditioner on ends and work it through to the mid lengths not the roots or scalp. Conditioner is for your hair! Using a wide tooth comb starting from the bottom comb through to the roots to remove any tangles. Rinse well and not aggressive then don’t touch your hair.
A lot get out of the shower flip hair upside down and wrap a towel! DO NOT DO THIS! It creates unwanted tension and friction on the hair. Imagine you want to avoid frizz yet you place your hair upside down twisted into a towel expecting it to sit frizz free when it’s out and down? Never goi g to happen!
Once out of the shower, gentle pat dry your hair in the position it’s in, add some leave in conditioner or serum as required and only using fingers place it where you want it. If you use a styling product go ahead and gently put that in but avoid touching it much at all.
These few habits will help you manage your hair in between trips to the salon as well as daily.
The term “hair loss” is such a subjective term and brings up all kinds of thoughts and emotions. Having hair fall out is part of the cycle of hair growth and can not be stopped all together. Every human will have approximately 100 hairs fall out a day as it’s come to the end of the growth cycle ( known as the Telogen phase )
To understand this better there are three stages of hair growth, anagen, catagen and the final stage telogen begore it all starts again called Exogen stage or the resting stage begore new hair appears.
The Anagen stage is where the hair grows and this stage typically lasts anywhere from 2-7 years depending on your body and make up. Then the Catagen stage which lasts around 10 days where the hair follicle shrinks and detached from the papilla or root. Then comes the resting stage called Telogen where the hair sits while the new hair develops and pushes out the old hair and the cycle repeats.
Stay with me, it will all make sense!
With the entire world on lockdown and the threat of being infected with corona virus, jobs lost, employment uncertainty and the stress of family and friends and all of our future our body is producing more Cortisol ( also known as the stress hormone or the fight or flight hormone ) which in turn pushes the hair into the Telogen stage faster than it would normally. The increase production of this hormone also gives us less quality sleep, mood swings, muscle soreness, less flexibility, rapid weight gain, high blood pressure and a flushed face!
All in all the thought that the stress is making your hair fall out is in fact partly true! The best way to deal with this is to manage your stress levels, good nutrition, realistic and consistent sleep patterns, meditation and in extreme situations you may need to seek medical assistance. Also please see Other reasons you could be having excessive hair fall
It’s been a lot to take in and we still need to all get through the other side, so chill and do what you can and don’t stress for what you can’t do.
If you want to hide something, put it in plain sight and no one will see it!
So you have spent the better half of this year trying to figure out how to color your hair at home or how to hide it but why?
Why are you trying to hide or cover it up? Chances are it’s your perception that it makes you look old rather than reality. As we get older our skin tone changes so too our hair so rather than cover it up and try to match it up to the color you were at 21 why not try to enhance it and make the best out of it?
It’s not like there isn’t options, in fact the grow out is hard initially but it can be helped in various ways to be able to get you through it. Or you can simply go cold turkey and let it be.
You may want to check out What we can do here or come speak to us and let’s work out a plan to get you off this cycle!
Yes to make life easier we have started consultations via FaceTime or WhatsApp. So if you are unsure about what to do with your hair without having to come in and have a lengthy conversation about it, considering the anxiety behind stepping out maybe this is ideal time to discuss your next color or cut whilst sitting at home.
Trouble knowing what’s right but you’re bored then getting advise without stepping out of the house!
Give us a call on 01141010011 and we can schedule a consultation with you!
Appointments and times vary depending on availability.
Honestly we have tried telling you to stop stocking up on product for the sake of it, buying just because you think it will be the one product that will change your life. Maybe it will be maybe it won’t.
To have the right products that work for you and your haircut takes trial and error to some extent but there has to be a limit. We have stopped selling products to people like you, we request you get a bag and bring it all in so we can decide what you should use and what you should give away.
Enough is enough!
If this sounds like you then go get the bag, fill it up and give us a call. Advice is free but the storage you are wasting in your house is honestly annoying and wasteful.
It’s hard enough to worry about everything day to day but holding on to a style or the color your hair was 15 years ago is most likely making you look older than you are!
Forget medical enhancements to get you looking fresh and youthful, your hair can drop years just with a few small changes that are super easy. Below is your checklist and solution to give you a guide.
Your Hair is too Long
Now by too long it’s not our love for short hair we are pushing rather that Gravity not only pulls things closer to the floor, long hair can drag the look of your facial features down, making you look older, tired and overall not fresh. Leaving hair uncut for months can lead to split ends which leaves you with thin and looking tired.
Trim your hair regularly and get a fresh consultation. Often we treat a hair appointment like it’s buying fruit, you end up with the same thing time after time without reassessing what’s working and what’s not. Visit your hairstylist every 6-8 weeks.
Your Color is too Dark
Not sure how you got here but you did, your hair is too dark! In the battle to cover white hair you have ended up with a mono tone color that is too dark for your skin tone, it lacks dimension and looks dull.
The More white hair that comes, the more you should shift your color slightly lighter, you can add baby lights and slowly take the base color lighter over time. It can’t change overnight but you can correct the course to a more flattering fresh look.
You Hate even the Thought of White Hair
Your love hate for white hair started years ago with no reason other than you associate old with white hair, you think just because you were born with brown hair it should be like that until the day you die. Typically your hair color is completely different when you are born to when you reach 10 and again at 20. Your skin tone changes over the years and you need to adapt with it.
Just because there is a few white hairs, it doesn’t have to be hidden! If your hair is in good condition and a cut that suits you, white hair can actually enhance the look without adding years to your appearance. Covering them 100% is not always the best solution and there are options like highlights or Smudging which can be far better than a solid color and you still have freedom from being locked into salon visits.
Don’t know about everyone else but waking up is hard, looking at my reflection asking myself how, why and a list of so many questions and wondering how can I get through each day. Well it starts with smaller steps I guess and do things that make you feel good.
Things will get better, this will end and your dreams will come true it’s just a moment in time!
So if your hair is annoying you or you simply are bored with your hair then get yourself something fresh! We are open and ready to make sure it’s not only a safe experience but you walk out feeling and looking better!
At the time of writing this we simply don’t have clarity if we are opening on 1st June or not and whilst we all can speculate we can not give you clarity right now. One thing is for sure just like you we can not wait for the salon to open up and start safely seeing people again! We have all struggled with various parts of life and it’s been hard for many. While we sit indoors, many don’t have a home or food to eat. It’s hard but it’s harder for many more!
Does the stress of your hair deserve the attention you are giving it? Does it really matter than much? Hair doesn’t define you, that is simply not true, it’s your personality that is you, the thing that people remember not your amazing beach waves or the way it moves in the wind. Although once we are all open and out again you are more than welcome to think like that but it’s not true.
If your hair has grown out, it’s a constant stress every morning since this lockdown started then why are you waiting any longer? Why not shave it off? Doesn’t have to be bald, can just be short, it’s freedom from the stress of what to do with it and one less thing to give power too!
Many men and woman have shaved their head and gone from long hair to incredibly short hair and it looks hot!
Check these ones out with before and after shaving their hair off!
If Natalie Portman above can look better with no hair then we all have a chance!
What about Sigourney Weaver in this classic!? She actually looks younger with no hair!
We already hair you saying you don’t have the face for it, so go Check this out and find out if you can do it or not. Keep in mind if you are always wearing it off your face or in a pony tail then chances are it won’t look much different even shaved!
While right now you think it’s no problem and possibly can’t remember the maintenance of your grey hair let’s stop for a minute and remember. You can’t go too far from the salon because what was dark hair 15 years ago with a few random grey hairs is now 80% of the color. You are still coloring it the same color it was to match your wedding photos as you celebrate your 30 year anniversary.
The thought of even the slightest white hair showing even after 10-12 days after it starts to poke out makes you feel completely awe full. What’s the solution?
The level of coverage is what will help you! While in the past you have always been on the lookout for 100% coverage it’s possibly one of the most high maintenance colors you can do depending on your particular situation. But if your natural hair is now 80% white and your coloring it brown then guess what, people will see a regrowth in less than a week!
But if you don’t have the strength to get through the first few months then Smudging is the answer to give you a little help getting over the first step.
We can already hear you say grey hair makes you look older, well we completely disagree with you in fact it does the opposite. It can age you by 10-15 years, it’s only you that thinks it looks bad. Check these inspirations Photos out!
So we thought, considering you have already done that hard bit and by our estimate have a big regrowth it may be time to think about your options, could be go cold turkey or it may be opting for a In between color to free some of your time and money!
There are so many ways to help you through this transition if you are ready for it!
It’s amazing that in times like these when the entire world is on lockdown you can still manage to get yourself delivered a fresh new look safely while not risking being infected or even getting out of your house!
We have been so overwhelmed with the response to our “do it yourself” package we have decided to add two more so you can choose the level of care you would like.
Yes these are tailor made and are specifically designed just for you! They are done in collaboration with your stylist to make sure the overall end result you love!
Fine print (( Whilst every effort is made to give you the exact look, items purchased may look different in your mirror, as you know your bathroom lighting is kind of, well not so good!)).
So get starting on selecting which suits you and remember this is a limited time and your Promo Code #domedirtyathome which gives you 20% off and gives you the first opportunity to come in, you will be on the first list and is only available while in lockdown.
HOW TO ORDER?
Simply shoot us an email to [email protected] pay your advance booking fee now and get 20% off once we are open. Please be aware image above is not actual the package but you will get an email receipt along with encouraging words to help you keep the scissors away from your hair. The amount you pay is for the service you will be booked in for and will block your next appointment on our priority list.
By pre paying you are helping support a small business and ensures that you will have priority once we open. You will have the first choice of appointments.
It’s over a month now and honestly the thought of the lockdown while it makes us all happy to be able to get out of the house or the living situation we are in, it brings about a level of anxiety about having to leave the house. I guess that’s normal in situations like this but just think for a moment, where will you be going?
We have all changed, life has changed and it’s a good thing. We won’t be taking much for granted now especially the most simple things that’s for sure. Will you be heading to the salon to finally get those nasty roots touched up? Will it be game on for some sexy balayagè? How about bangs? A hair fix because you attacked your own hair with the kitchen scissors or will it be simply going for a walk in the park, a quiet coffee and slice of cake at your favourite coffee shop? Head to your family and give them a big hug?
No matter what it is, the time will come very soon so get ready.
It’s gone from eat everything I’m craving and wash it down with booze to I couldn’t be bothered now sitting somewhere between so hungry I would eat anything to can’t be bothered to eat. Sounds familiar?
Decided to reduce intake as the temptation to graze all day is real so better to reduce overall intake but honestly not going out of my way. If it brings you joy, eat it! If it makes you happy for even a minute do it. Your waistline will come back, your hair will look hot again and the world will continue to revolve. Chill out but make sure there is some element of healthy eating going on while in lockdown to keep your immune system functioning and giving you the best chance to fight off any illness.
Obviously if you are looking for a diet that will increase your hair growth or make your hair healthier the easiest way to have that is by eating a balanced overall diet. Yes possibly TV frozen meals or pre packaged foods are not on that list so will require a bit more work, you have the time to invest in it right now so why not!
Information is so readily available and you have so much time on free, do some research and create the perfect diet for you!
Ok so hear me out because a lot of you have been messaging asking how to manage your hair and your bored.
So doesn’t it make complete sense since now we have until next month alone at home to get used to the new smooth look? Once in everyone’s life you need to experience the freedom of having short hair or even shaved close. It is so liberating that you can wake up and go straight from the bed to almost anywhere without having to even think about your hair, let alone do anything!
Not much help is needed and as long as you have clippers you can do it yourself anytime of the day or night you like!
Chances are you are part of the 99% of the world and not the 1% but imagine you were for a minute. You used to book luxury destinations based on isolation and the fact there would be very few if any people around. No one beside you at dinner, the pool to yourself, hidden service staff so you felt alone. With service pre planned so you no matter what you wished for it had already been thought of so there was little or no need for human interaction. Just you and leave and quiet.
The design of these luxury hotels would be complex at the back end to make sure you never had to see people, imagine behind the walls busy with people making sure the things you were dreaming in your mind were being a ruined behind this solid wall. You would be pampered with what you needed plus what you never thought you needed but not have to deal with uttering a word! That is Luxury.
So before you start labelling this time as terrible just for one moment think how extremely lucky you are to have experienced true quiet and peace. That is if you are home alone with people you actually want to spend time with that is! If not then when things get back to normal plan yourself a holiday! Without the people you do sadly had to spend time with locked up!
My only wish is that I was on lockdown in one of these beautiful properties.
This quiz will determine the bread personality you are!
Seems like suddenly everyone is a chef and expert on bread making so here is a little quiz to determine what type of bread you are!
The Sour Dough
Your the type of person who would be happy to be the life of the party then suddenly disappear when it looks like it’s heading past your bedtime. You enjoy reading self help books and often quote motivational quotes as captions on your Instagram whilst dressed in your night clothes before going back to bed at 11am. You drink fresh juice but you order it online because you’re lazy. You have a lot of opinion and a lot to say but when you get past the crunch, there isn’t much to say you keep things to yourself, after all why bother with certain people right! A wild imagination with a huge appetite to travel and explore! you would post your loaf making on stories and do a proper setup for an actual post telling everyone you casually made this. Cool on social media but in real life, is this the same person?
The Multi Grainer
You think of yourself as a doer, you know so much it’s honestly a tad scary, you know fitness and health hence you choose to have some flecks of healthy looking things in your bread! You don’t mind telling everyone you workout, in fact you probable post it every chance you get #fitness or #detox life! You are the one that knows better and isn’t afraid to tell your friends whatever they are doing is wrong, honestly it’s true you know better! Doesn’t matter what you put on it, with dark flecks of healthy bits in it, this bread is life! Typically posting with Avocado and an egg with a sprinkle of chilli flakes. You are a weekend Vegan, you like to think of yourself as a “save the animals” but in private you eat anything that has legs but only post your vegan life #plantbased
The Right Said Fred White Bread
Firstly you probably won’t get that, google it! You couldn’t give a toss about the style of bread because your a risk taker, you don’t have time to choose life is short! You most likely don’t even have an Instagram account and most likely still only check twitter and retweet political stories because, well your an intellect and honestly instagram is for cats and pets isn’t it? Good luck to you, bless your sweet little heart, go toast your fluffy white boring toast with a little marmalade because that’s they way you have eaten it for the last decade! You are a creature of habit and will only sleep on a certain side of the bed! But hey you tell it like it is, so you’re cool
For you size matters, your life is a show! Get those OOTD photos at any cost, possibly living the big life but just on the gram! You have a lot to say but when you meet others, your personality and mouth are on lockdown. You talk a big game, often with little or no idea what you are talking about, full of couch advice and haven’t left your city since….well ever! Ideally you would eat it cut diagonally with some pre made dip and some imported cheese. After all you need to appear wise! #instalife
The World Has Gone Banana’s
Now you are the one true hero of not only the kitchen but possibly have the traits to save the planet you know your way around the kitchen but also love to mix things up and are ok if you don’t have all the ingredients. You are flexible and love being around people. You will be posting at an alarming rate images from your kitchen right now and loving the DM’s in fact that’s the food you really enjoy, self praise is like yeast and you kneed it to rise above the rest. After all you are not only a fitness, lifestyle planner you could literally do anything and it would work. #loafoftheday
Now whilst this information is 87.62% accurate you can be a combination of a few. A good few of you have been posting your kitchen success stories and god bless you for that, please for the love of god stop! Enough we don’t kneed it!
It feels like another lifetime ago when you went and got a blowout, what a luxury and in fact it seemed like routine at the time but now looking back it was in fact far from routine and boring. Chances are you, like a lot of people around the world are going a little stir crazy being stuck inside within the confines of your home. We need to understand it’s essential and we need too in order to survive.
No matter how many DIY videos you watch of “ how to cut your own hair” chances are it won’t be enough for you to replicate what you want so should you shave it?
We have been asked for videos to teach people to cut their own hair and whilst it may help it’s not the same and it won’t be! A visit to a salon for a blowout you can look on YouTube there are literally thousands of DIY blowout videos and to be honest, if you have the right cut it will work!
If your hair is becoming so annoying you have made it down this far and still reading, chances are you are so bored that shaving your head may just give you the laugh you need! Do it
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.
There is not one person on the planet who colors their hair that isn’t wondering what they will do, let’s be honest there is a lot more to worry about but who doesn’t want to feel good while being in quarantine! You may be tempted to try a DIY to cover up the grey or the darker regrowth but don’t!
Headed to the chemist yesterday and saw the entire shop was emptied out and the area for box color was empty which shocked me. If you color your hair at home, it can be too dark and you will end up having to do it more often than if you just waited. If you think you are going to do some highlights or go lighter, things will turn ugly really fast! The cost to color in a salon is more expensive than a DIY color true but fixing your disaster ( color correction ) can cost double or triple than the original color. It may not even be able to be fixed! Just wait, we will be open one day and when that day comes we will be ready for you!
Well honestly I’ve heard all kinds of weird and crazy things over the years and when it comes to home remedies honestly the bizarre stuff some people do is really eye popping! But the one trend which varies depending on who you talk too is the “no poo shampoo”
Yes it varies and let us explain our version which honestly has worked really well for several people we know. It’s basically only using half the amount of shampoo and only doing the roots, in short think only half wash your hair then rinse. It’s not for everyone and for some it can be not enough to properly cleanse the scalp but if your hair is fine it can be amazing on creating fullness!
Now if you have time on your hands, let’s be honest we know you do try googling “no poo shampoo” there is brands by the name of it, home remedies with using Baking powder, apple cider vinegar etc but we do not endorse or recommend that. We are simply saying try this technique with the shampoo you have. Wet the hair, use 50-60% less than you would normally and wash only the roots. You can work it through the ends lightly then rinse and lightly condition. It leaves your scalp and hair slightly gritty, slightly dirty without the oil that weighs it down. Try it over the next few days and let us know how you went!
No need to keep telling you that it’s this or that, if you don’t know you should be indoors then you live under a rock and should possible stay there! No matter what part of the world you live it’s time to stay home and do what we are told!
It’s not ideal, it’s not cool, it’s sad, it’s scary and it puts everyone’s future literally in the air. No one is spared! That’s the reality, but also everyone is in it together.
Text someone and check on them, call family to say hi, resist cutting bangs and take this time to rest, recharge and get yourself ready to be the best version of you!
Stay indoors, restrict interaction with people and do what we are told!
The minute there is a problem, we all break out with great quotes on Instagram about how bad it is and let’s be honest it’s bad! But we can choose to be full of fear, drama and scared or we can choose to be empowered and motivating to the people around us!
Obviously be safe and respectful because it’s possibly the most traumatic time in all our lives but understand we will get through it! Choose to be a beacon of light rather than the grim reaper, stay informed but not obsessed. Use the free time to focus on what you are doing and the life you are living, regardless of this life is actually short.
We have taken measures and continue to do so to make sure we as well as you are 100% safe and we are open!
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.
Since we have becomes obsessed with our health suddenly and it’s become a tad crazy that people are panic buying everything from toilet paper & condoms in Australia to hand sanitizers worldwide. Hygiene has suddenly become real and washing your hands which should have been kind of expected is now being presented as life and death. Let’s be honest firstly you don’t need to stock up on toilet paper or condoms and we don’t need to whip out ideas on condom shortages ( get it ) let’s all take a breath, through your mask obviously and realise it’s not the end of the world!
No you don’t need to stock up on bottles of water, condoms or toilet paper let alone rush to the salon to get your root touch up! It’s business as usual and fyi we have been sterilising everything from floor to ceiling including phone keyboard, hands tools chairs etc after every client for years. No one has caught Corona virus here!
So in short rush to the salon, get your balayagè freshened yo get your haircut because you might end up on home isolation with no way to get fresh and you will thank us later. Stay safe kids and wash your hands after reading this!
It’s 2020 and to be honest to put life into perspective it’s crazy that anyone would be stressed about how structured the curl is sitting when they don’t get a blowout. It is what it is and it’s ok if that’s on your priority lift because it’s what we do, so chill.
A blowout is not going to destroy your hair if don’t correctly and there are no other factors ( excessive color, lack of regular trims etc ) but wouldn’t it be nice to be able to just wash and go?
Imagine all the free time you had? Imagine the extra money in your hand if you didn’t rush to the hair salon every few days because you have two left hands. Well honestly it’s not that much of a stretch, natural movement and curly hair has not had a better rap than it does now, it’s fresh hot and if managed well can be super sexy.
Controlling the hair is the challenge but what we find is that a lot of the time, you have the right products & tools but you simply are using them wrong. You end up with frizzy hair that looks more like you just woke up than someone who did your hair.
First thing you need to do is get it cut correctly, now there is no amount of words or explanation that can explain this enough but if you have split ends or fractured cuticles your hair will end up frizzy! Regular trims to remove these is what you need, every 6-8 weeks!
Second is how you treat it, if you have a friend or love one that simply takes takes takes, it’s not long before you switch off and end up pushing them away. Your hair needs to be treated gently, the more you touch it or flip it around it WILL go frizzy no matter what! It may look cute to flip hair from side to side in your head, in reality you just look crazy!
Product and application. It’s amount placement and how it gets there, do not overload, do not play with it and always always add moisture.
Want hands on help, call or drop in and see us, we don’t want to see you for a blowout every few days we want you to be able to manage it yourself!
For those of you with a fresh color or cut, maintaining it can be scary especially if you are as clueless as we fear you may be, it’s ok even though we explained it while doing your hair then again at the end it can take a few try’s to get the hang of it. It’s ok practise makes perfect.
While we put a lot of effort into talking about your hair before we do it, we like to think that what we create you can do it yourself daily with the tools and skills we showed you when you were in.
If you are struggling, even if it’s not our cut then drop in and see how we can help.
Like seriously there has been generations that grew up with terrible haircuts, low self esteem handed down clothes, no internet, no takeaway, no brands, no encouragement no positive words or no equality in the family unit. No fancy birthday presents no fancy holidays, no pocket money, no advice, no therapy sessions, no Netflix, no phones and no salon visits and yet here we are!
Some kids got haircuts from Mum after dinner on a Friday night in a dark bathroom !
Now whilst some may sound legit, there are very few that actually work or in fact some have the adverse effect and cause problems rather than cure anything. Somewhat like a placebo you may end up thinking that by doing some of these obscure things you hair may grow longer, thicker, fast and any other promise your 110 year old grandmother tells you!
Now whilst some of the home remedies we have been exposed to are not only crazy but plain disgusting, like onion pulp on your scalp….seriously? If you think putting Olive oil or coconut oil on your scalp is going to miraculously going to solve anything, you really need to get your head right!
Before you go to your fridge, do a little research on this thing called Internet and make the determination yourself, don’t take our opinion as authority its best to get the information yourself then make a decision.
You want a change but can’t decide, what do you do?
Few days back we had a very interesting conversation with someone who wanted a change, she was simply bored with her hair but didn’t want a cut as she likes it long.
She has dark brown hair, let’s call her Sally.
Sally wanted a dramatic change, but didn’t want anything Gold, yellow or red, she likes platinum blonde but doesn’t want to go blonde. The conversation went around in circles for what felt like watching a slow train wreck or one of those home videos of a kid falling over in slomo.
Instead of a color chart and just doing anything, we talked and talked. Turns out she is just bored with a lot more than her hair and rather than doing something for the sake of it we decided for her to go away think and come back. Now for a lot of people that seems annoying, but long term she will be a friend for life because it’s not doing what you say that counts, it’s about being happy with your decision.
Often we get asked how to fix a hair problem, how much for color on medium length hair, can I color my hair blonde, how to stop frizz and the list goes on. We love answering questions and if we can help we most definitely will, but understand doing it over a text either DM or phone is very subjective, medium length to you doesn’t mean the same as it does for others, lighter to you and lighter to us has a different meaning.
We give free consultations for everyone, you can come in and chat with us about your hair and we will let you know what we think, approx cost and timeline for it. We don’t pressure you into doing it, in fact we are happy just to help you get your hair stress sorted.
So before we can give you a cost or a plan we need to see your hair first. Drop in and show us.
You look in the mirror and all you see is ugly, well it’s time to change things today!
Good looks starts with personality and although no one believes that it’s actually true!
There are some things you can do that don’t cost money and you can do right now so let’s start.
You maybe cross eyed but a smile makes all the difference.
2. Do something with your hair! Run a comb through it, try washing it or if you really want to go all out get yourself a haircut!
3. Use a moisturizer
4. Have a Yes attitude, nothing is too much trouble. No one likes a person who has “no” on the top of the tongue to whatever the question. Not saying you do something you don’t want to do but simply don’t dismiss every single idea before answering. Be excited to talk and interact with people you meet!
5. Listen to people, like actually listen. No to reply just listen and be interested in what they have to say, nothing is more of a turnoff than someone who doesn’t actually hear a word you say!
Now these sound obvious, which they are but if you do these and follow it everyday who knows what the future holds!
So you have taught your dog to sit, stay eat on demand amoughst other cool tricks and you are one of those people who likes control in life and yet your bangs are facing north 24/7 and you can’t seem to get them to behave. Can you train hair to move into a different direction?
Now there is several ways to encourage hair to move in certain directions which we will explain.
1. Cutting the hair in a certain way either removing or increasing weight around a certain problem area can encourage change of movement depending on the hair.
2. Product can help, whilst it’s not going to solve it without effort it may help.
3. Hair grows internally ( under your skin and the direction it grows out of your scalp in determined by the direction the root is facing so no amount of tugging or encouragement is going to change it!
4. If you have had a centre part for example for years and suddenly moved it and cut it short. The weight may have pulled the follicle into the centre part over time with the weight of the hair. After several washes 2-3 days the line will be gone.
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Everyone talks about being sustainable and we immediately think recycle or creating minimal waste and that is possible the most obvious, good choices that have low impact on our planet and lives. For us whilst being a salon we believe that we can create a low impact whilst making smart micro choices daily.
Some of the things we do are;
We do not offer retail bags, too often most people have a pile of bags sitting at home that simply are carried from shop to car then car to inside the house.
We believe that if something needs to be done with your hair, we will tell you about it but we also believe that if it doesn’t need to be done then we will tell you not to do it also. Too often some people will end up doing things when in fact they don’t need too.
If we as a business can create awareness with staff and our clients in an ethical way they too will adapt to the new normal and in turn it makes a difference.
Colouring hair is an art and can be loads of fun with endless options but for a lot of people trying to cover grey hair the battle seems never ending and can be not only expensive but demanding you visit every few weeks to cover the new white hair growing out! Don’t worry we have a solution for you.
Smudging is the art of taking your color and smudging it into the roots, doesn’t give 100% coverage but it does blend color over the grey eliminating the hard line you typically get from hair touch ups. Now whilst this is not for everyone it is for sure going to help you feel not tied to the fortnightly visits to the salon which will save you time, money and heartache of seeing the solid line growing out everytime you look in the mirror!
If your regrowth is stressing you out then come see us and see if this technique is right for you!
We aim to be relevant and considering Delhi has its fair share of electricity outages we just like you have been stuck midstream not knowing what to do. It happens eve in the salon, we have battery back up and maybe you do too but if you don’t here are a few tricks to help you not freak out!
If you haven’t yet started styling your hair then all you need to do depending on your hair is the following!
Little serum and possibly a thick leave in conditioner. Pat dry and then apply gently, gently pull into a low pony tail and you are good to go. Don’t make the mistake of trying to shake it dry or you will end up a frizzy mess!
A little leave in conditioner, something light preferably and gently put a scarf on your head making sure not to flatten it too much and wait or head to work then take it off.
This one is fail proof, open your phone, head to what’s app message work saying your sick proceed to Netflix log in head back to bed and chill!
Moving cities or countries can create all kinds of challenges and changes, from where to get the food that you like to finding a doctor that you can trust. Things like water don’t typically land on your radar as a lot of cities or countries you take for granted you can turn on the tap and drink what comes out.
Tap water in northern India has been known to have high levels of Nitrate, fluoride and even Arsenic which is alarming. Now obviously using RO water to shower is most likely unrealistic for most, rinsing your hair after you shower in it is achievable. A little fuss but it may well be worth it when it comes to protecting your hair! It can cause hairfall, dehydration & color fade
Now whilst simply rinsing your hair in filtered water is not going to be as good as showering in glacier water but it most certainly is putting your best efforts into a healthy growth. Also good to remember brushing your teeth and cleansing your face use RO water also.
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!
We get asked a lot about how often you should wash your hair, does shampooing your hair daily cause hair fall and what’s the best brand shampoo to use! Here you go, it’s all here!
How often should you shampoo your hair?
This is a very personal question and one that will vary from person to person, season to season. Someone with super long hair in winter will most certainly not want to wash their hair daily and someone with short hair is happy to do it daily in summer, makes sense right? Well the easy answer is this, just like your skin your scalp gets dirt, pollution and oils that need to be removed in order to have a healthy scalp, healthy scalp healthy growth! So it makes sense that you wash it daily! The longer you leave it the more oily and polluted your scalp will become. You wouldn’t wash your face every second or third day then wonder why you have a breakout would you?
When you wash it you notice hair in your hands, this is NOT from the shampoo and it’s 99.9% just naturally occurring hair that is coming out regardless but with the massage effects and rubbing you see it in your hands versus just falling on your shoulders during the day. Now that’s the scalp and condition based on your hair for the hair and not the scalp.
What shampoo is best for you?
That’s like asking what food am I going to like the most, it is different for everyone, while some have thick, coloured, fine thick etc etc. we recommend staying clear of shampoo with sodium laureth sulfate ( the detergent that is added just to add bubbles which is also added to many household cleaners). Apart from that it would depend on your budget and haircare regime. We use Alfa Parf as well as Schwarzkopf shampoo and there are many sulfate free shampoo’s on the market.
Will washing my hair make me bald? There is absolutely no truth in this whatsoever, baldness is fundamentally genetic and in your DNA. For guys you are more prone to hair loss than woman!
It’s one thing to know what you want, you have the perfect picture in your head and you know exactly how you want your hair to be. It’s another thing to explain it when it comes time sitting in the salon.
Communication has to be one of the worlds most underrated skills that can cause incredible damage or create the most beautiful relationships and if it all works it’s amazing!
Words like, splicing, texturising, graduated, choppy, tapered, subtle, bold, feathered, blunt or asymmetric can all sound Japanese if you don’t know and why should you it’s not your job right? Well your right, it’s your role when going to the salon to explain how you feel about your hair and how you want it to look after all. We know the biggest complaint in most hair salon visits is that the hairdresser didn’t get it and that’s why we believe the consultation is the most important part of our relationship as a hair salon.
Tips to get it right!
Firstly choosing both the right hair salon is key, asking around, friends you like their hair and then going in for a consultation is one of the best ways to check out the vibe and communication you get with the hairstylist is very important.
Secondly have some reference images of the past that you loved your hair and a dream picture of how you would love your hair to be.
If you have no intention of blowdring it yourself then be honest and say that, because honesty is the best policy when it comes to setting yourself for a win during the salon visit!
Yes we do free consultations to anyone who would like to come and discuss hair we are more than happy to talk and help you understand what’s possible with absolutely no strings attached.
Well you started on the first week of a fresh new year and while it started with the best intentions and great expectations it’s a fact that if you don’t start checking off things the nothing will change.
Once you have made the first step to change the momentum will follow! No one is saying you need to change but it’s about becoming a better version of yourself, growing to become the best version possible!
So if you want to take the first step and get yourself fresh new hair then give us a call 01141010011 and make 2020 the year you love your hair!
According to few people who find it difficult to open that app on your phone called “google maps” we should get a massive sign so they can see us. I know these people, they are super busy and often found sitting in the backseat, scolding the driver because they ran late and not he is meant to make a 30 minute trip in 4 minutes without breaking the law.
Well it’s fairly easy to know where we are, our location is latitude 28.582805774552337 longitude 77.22675330096877 or 117 Meherchand market, Lodhi Colony New Delhi, India. We are beside Altitude store and two doors away from Bombay Shirt Conpany.
Our phone number is 01141010011.
So if you are running late, I guess you can use the “ I couldn’t find you” or you can use GPS, google maps or call for directions, the choice is yours.
It’s one thing to see a photo and like someone’s hair color in a photo at the beach and another when you see the same person inside the office. Light changes everything so when you are choosing or even thinking about hair color it’s important that the images you see are realistic to your goals.
If it’s afternoon winter sun, the hair looks warmer, if it’s inside typically will look cooler. Direct sin will reflect warmer tones and of course then you have the fact that images online most likely have been edited slightly if not a lot!
Get your hair references ready and then once you have, go through them and cut the ones out that are second choices, then you will have a more accurate idea of the hair you want!
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!
Like everything that is good, we all often wonder what it is about it that makes it they way it is, just like KFC you may be able to make it look the same but it just isn’t the same! Deep fried chicken isn’t KFC’s secret!
Do we have a hidden way of working, nope in fact we have always maintained the same conversation about being transparent and real, if you need something we will tell you, if you don’t we will also tell you! There should be nothing done unless it makes sense otherwise it’s a waste of time and money. Sounds kind of simple but sadly it’s not common place as much as we would like it to be.
Some may think that being blunt is rude, telling you that you don’t need something lazy or turn up on time so everyone enjoy’s a salon that doesn’t run late as rude. But in our defence we feel it makes the experience a win win for everyone.
If you haven’t visited us, we are not a new salon we have been in Meherchand market for 4 years, drop in say hi and have a chat about hair or just come say hi 👋🏻
After recently reading an article that was completely wrong, even after being asked for the answers, we thought it best to share again some facts about washing your hair to set things straight. Hairdressing is doing hair and to get others opinions, whilst we welcome that with open arms its best to get hair advice from people who are qualified doing hair not your mum, aunt, vegetable guy or your plumber.
Some say washing your hair every day can cause hair loss?
Well the easy answer is no, however it’s wrong if you use the right shampoo and keep your scalp clean then you are doing everything to have a healthy scalp which means healthy hair growth. If you use a shampoo that is drying or too aggressive, then it can affect your scalp PH leveltherefore possible increase hair loss ( note that it won’t be the only cause and we have never seen someone go bald from shampoo fyi )
Should you water down shampoo?
Absolutely not, this is 100% false both shampoo and co dituonrr in fact should be used in damp hair and excess moisture removed before using it!
Can we apply shampoo directly to your scalp?
Directly onto your scalp yes, isn’t that the purpose? Take from bottle into your hands then apply it directly to your scalp massage well from scalp to ends rinse and repeat if desired!
Do all chemicals damage your hair?
No, if your colouring your hair “out of a box” or trying to DIY chances are whatever you do may do damage. Colouring your hair shouldn’t cause it to look or feel damaged unless your doing other things that effect it! Don’t do home remedies thinking they are all good, some in fact cause more damage than chemicals!
If I want full hair, can I skip conditioner because that makes my hair flat?
No, if it’s too heavy then use something specifically for your hair. Conditioner closes the cuticle of the hair ( the outside layer ) snd prevents moisture leaving the hair!
Does frizziness cause hair fall?
Absolutely not!! Hair fall comes from inside your scalp, breakage is external. Some people have naturally frizzy hair that no product on planet earth can tame, doesn’t mean your going to be bald. Split ends eventually break off if not cut at some point!
Be careful where you get your information from, sadly a lot of wrong information is out there, do your own research and try to get advice from people doing hair. Remember, a makeup artist does makeup, a numerologist studies numbers, a builder builds houses.
Some are born into royalty and before you can even you know you have a total win front of your name. For the 99.9% of us this isn’t the case and we all have to work for our goals. It’s not a bad thing in fact it’s a journey most enjoy and you should, it’s half the fun!
The reality is if you don’t change anything and continue with the same attitude, approaching everything the same way day in day out, the chances of anything changing are almost slim to none! It’s insanity to think you can just keep doing the same thing day in day out and expect a different result, it’s not going to happen!
The sad reality is there is a lot of people who think that things are perfect, the approach is right it’s just a matter of time and sure there is an element of timing and luck but it’s more about evolving and changing your approach. Imagine waking up everyday in a bad mood expecting the day to be perfect, it’s not going to happen. Send your CV out and never get a response and you just keep doing it or eating junk food daily and wondering why you can’t loose weight. Life is about growing, learning, evolving and being better today than you were yesterday.
If you are still sporting the same look since the mid 90’s it may be time for something fresh to happen to your hair!
So it’s not cool to set off fireworks and pollute the planet and destroy the environment so what are you going to do?
Why not change your look? Doesn’t have to be dramatic, everyone is painting their house so why not a fresh look. If you want some inspiration here are some ideas from face framing color to a dramatic change!
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!
If you are like a lot of people you tend to be on a constant lookout for a bargain and let’s be honest who doesn’t like one right! On face value a product X can be cheaper at one outlet compared to another and it’s exactly the same thing ( it’s a product that is made in the same factory is exactly the same ) let’s say the new iPhone 11 can vary in prices dramatically so if you get it 10,000 cheaper then you got yourself a bargain!
Now if you just want a cheap phone that you can still call, text or check out memes then you can spend a lot less and save a lot more than 10k. Apples for apples pardon the pun!
So what is the value of a haircut or color?
Depending on what you are after and who you ask, if you are shaving your head it’s based on experience of the service I guess but if you are after a certain look and want your hair to move and look a certain way without risk, get constant compliments and feel the best you possibly can then it’s everything!
The old saying of “its only 2 weeks between a good haircut and a bad one” is so far from reality that anyone who has had a bad haircut would agree! The difference to your personality that your hair can make is by far the quickest boost out of anything you could possibly do. Being able to get out of bed, do very little and know how to handle it so there is virtually no bad hair days gives you the confidence with your hair and look that you need to be a boss!
Now whilst Rod May be the most expensive hairdresser in the country and has years of experience we also have a full team trained alongside him that are incredibly talented. If you have never loved your hair or get compliments rarely maybe it’s time to experience it!
Now whilst you may not have a private plane or a budget that has you in the market for one we now have EMI facility so it doesn’t need to break the bank in one go! Haircuts with Rod start at 7000 + as well as our highly trained stylists. Call the salon directly on 01141010011
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!
There is a lot of people that still ( yes in 2019 ) think a shaved head is bad or makes you look older. If you are loosing your hair as a guy it’s a common thought that you look less youthful and must be old. Fairly odd thought we know but it seems to be a common thought.
Now firstly you have to remember the older we get the lighter our skin goes so our hair can not be dark and needs to get lighter over time. Having a lot of thinning hair that you can see through it’s obvious what you have and what you don’t. Shaving it off is certainly not for everyone but it sure does scream confidence and has no age link to either amount of hair or the color!
So no matter how much hair you have or don’t have it has nothing to do with age, own it and be a boss
Typically it starts with 1 or 2 and you just style it differently then 3,4,5 and before you know there is too many to hide. You may go for an overall color to cover it 100% as the regrowth won’t be that much. With 10-20% white hair the Maintainence isn’t going to be that high, however underneath your now coloured hair it’s continually becoming more white whilst you can’t see it, it is still happening.
Everyone’s tipping point is different and everyone’s version of high maintanence hair varies. If you have to get a color every 3-4 weeks then it is fairly high maintenance or if you have to plan your week around touch-ups then it maybe time to reassess your hair color!
The older we get the lighter your hair needs to be to look natural, you may have been born with dark ( almost black hair ) but now at 45 it’s not going to look natural with every single strand of hair exactly the same color.
How to look more natural?
Create variation in your hair color, can be simply leave the ends out and take them slightly lighter or it could be a subtle balayagè to create variation. Another way is to not take the base color so dark and also take the ends slightly lighter. The best way to have make a plan is to sit with your hairstylist and discuss it in depth prior to doing it.
Don’t do what you have always done just because you have always done it.
We have been thinking a lot lately on why people get things done, why we spend money, why we chase things and people even if it’s not right for us.
A lot of the time it’s boredom, sometimes it’s just plain stupid and we like being stupid and other times it’s through lack of knowing what you should chase and what you shouldn’t.
With so much information around us it’s hard to filter what’s real and what’s false, Instagram has us all feeling like a failure because for the majority of us we don’t fly around the world in a private plane and have close dinners with A list celebrities every few days. We are not wearing the latest drop from the coolest labels and your saved list of things you want is longer than your prescription from the last time you went to the dermatologist!
Whilst you may have heard the most expensive haircut in India is from us, but the reality is we often say no to things that don’t make sense for you to do. Crazy we know but because we like to be as honest as possible if it’s not the right thing to do or your expectations and reality are lightyears apart we tend to play things safe so you know what you are in for. I guess because hair is such a personal thing it’s easy to get emotional about and make poor decisions it but at the end it can make you feel unstoppable and just plain awesome if your hair works, so we take it very seriously!
You get honest, because we like to sleep at night knowing we speak the truth.
You get facts versus fiction because it’s easy to be real than put on a constant show.
You get options, if you have a budget ( like 99% of people on the planet do) we go through the cost clearly breaking it down so there is no surprises.
If that sounds too easy to be true then it’s about time you dropped in and let us do what we do!
Easy answer, you can’t! Oops sorry does that mean you are already going to give up on reading this just like you have given up on everything else?
If starting over was as easy as deleting your Instagram account I guess most would have done it several times already but you can’t! Changing your habits and attitude is often easier said than done, it takes real-time commitment and determination and often a co at any battle with your mind!
Poor choice of your inner circle and a job you are unmotivated about and before you know it, everything takes effort and not a lot looks positive. The reality is far from it tho, we are all only a few choices away from a different life ( not better or worse just different ). We see a lot of people trying to reset the life button by getting drastic changes with hair and it can be incredibly liberating and refreshing.
“If you do what you have always done, you will get what you already have”
So in short nothing changes, then nothing changes. The captain or CEO of your life is you, you decide what you do, how well you do it, the determination you have daily and persistent to your goals that will decide where you reach. Too many use excuses to justify where they are as a way to make themselves feel better about being lazy or not being able to stay motivated. It’s super easy to have an incredible goal for your life but if you are not doing anything to reach it daily then what are you doing?
Make small commitments to yourself, could be working out at 7am or working on perfectin