Will washing my hair daily cause hair fall?

There is so many opinions about almost everything and in each instance you can almost justify your opinion but reality is reality. Will washing your hair daily cause hair fall? The easiest answer is no it will not!

Now there is a few ways to explain it let’s start with why we wash our hair. To remove dirt, product and perspiration from the scalp. Given the climate in India it only makes sense to wash daily with perspiration, pollution etc. The growth of your hair happens internally, not on the outside of your scalp it’s actually underneath your skin. The scalp health dictates to some extent the health of your growth ( not entirely but it’s important factor) now one of the key factors for scalp health is the PH level of your scalp which needs to be 5.5. If you have too much oil or excess dirt, product or pollutants your PH is altered hence changing the environment in which your hair grows.

Washing your hair daily DOES NOT make it fall out, in fact it ensures a healthy scalp in which healthy growth can continue.

One of the main things you need to be aware of and keep in mind is what shampoo you are using. It needs to be a very neutral ideally close to 5.5ph sulfate free and that is safe to use daily.

Hope this helps make informed decision, if you only feel like washing it every 2-3 days that’s also ok as long as you don’t have any scalp issues or excess oil then you may have to increase it.

Important things to remember when book your next appointment

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

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

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

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

By appointment only

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

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

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

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

What you need to think about when changing your hair

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

Herb Ritts -Sinead O’conner

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

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

How to find happiness in your next haircut!

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

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

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

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

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

5 things to beware before shaving your head

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Update on Opening hours and days

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

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

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

How to get the right haircut for your Faceshape

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

Via Pinterest

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

Long face with longer haircut via Pinterest

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

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

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

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

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

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

3 Reasons why a Micro Fringe is life changing

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

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

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

The color of your hair does NOT define you

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

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

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

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

If you need a little proof here it is!

We are restricting numbers

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

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

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

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

How do you say Balayagè

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

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

A subtle blend using the Balayagè technique

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

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

Communication is key

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.

You call this short
Some call this short
For some this is considered short
This may be an air dried blowout to some
This might be an air dried blow out for others

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

Instagram vs Reality

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Badass Buzz Cuts for Girls

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

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

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

Check out these before and after shots!

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

The Perfect Haircut for 2021

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

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

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

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

Grombré taking over and we Love it!

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

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

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

ENOUGH!

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

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

So you are growing your hair

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!

Staircase to nowhere

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 hair, is it a look?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BE CAREFUL THERE ARE VARIATIONS OUT THERE TOO!

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

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

What number color are you using?

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.

How to get the haircut that just fits you!

We all have that one shirt we love, it’s worn out and honestly you most likely shouldn’t be seen in public wearing it but it is just so day comfortable.

Via Vice magazine

Doesn’t matter if it’s clothes or your hair, if it feels right it just does. After all aren’t clothes and hair about making you feel a certain way?

Getting that perfect haircut or color that Suits your Faceshape is rarely about luck, it’s about having an understanding about what your face shape needs and what your hair texture is capable of doing. Once those two elements are considered the framework to getting something that works for you is a lot easier.

Some times you have just had enough, yes we know! It’s called 2020 & 2021 but have you Ever wanted to just shave it off? God knows we have but will it suit you and how Can you grow it longer faster or is that even a thing.

Could be that the changes are small but precise in order for it all to fall into place, could be as simple as Curtain bangs or giving the ends more fullness by making the ends blunt.

Whatever it is, you owe it to yourself to have the hair you love!

Banana Cake, Yoga Work outs & Beach Waves

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.

Same same but bangs

Both look good honestly, we love both but longer bangs just give you another option to play with.

Different color we know but you get the idea, shorter length and a little texture with long bangs

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.

How much damage can you do doing a box color?

Ok not going to joke about this subject but rather put things into perspective. Obviously if colouring your hair at home makes you feel better, we say do it and we will deal with it later honestly. Happiness is everything so if it brings you a smile even if it’s only for 5 minutes, it’s done it’s job!

However understand that whatever color you do now will be in your hair for longer than the lockdown is on. Getting the base wrong can take months to rectify let alone the cost to do it. It’s all about perspective honestly.

For example choosing which color to do based on a set of numbers or the exotic name of the color rarely is realistic or a perfect match ( saucy beige or Summer blonde are completely subjective )

You do you, do whatever you have to do to get you through this moment in time. We will deal with it later, the main concern now is keeping your sanity. Stay safe and stay positive

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

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

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

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

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

Pre pay and save

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

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

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

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

Write to us stating,

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

Post lockdown Glow-Up

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

SALONS ARE NOW OPEN

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

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

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

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

1 person at a time

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

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

One person getting their hair done at a time!

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

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

How to get long healthy hair

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

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

Healthy hair habbits

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

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

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

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

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

How to avoid a Holi hair disaster

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Don’t wash your hair for 2 days prior

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

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

• Hairspray over it will also prevent staining to some extent

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

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

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

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

You used to be fun!

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

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

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

Should you do what’s trending?

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

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

Barb wire eyebrows via Popsugar

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

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

Curtain bangs
Pale blonde root smudge
Pastel pink

The easy way to book appointments

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

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

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

The step Mullet

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

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

Mick Jagger in the 70’s

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

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

Via Molly Blutstein

The hair you need for 2021

This year has taught us a lot, always have wine in the cupboard, keep adding to your watch list on Netflix and have a hair plan that’s low Maintainence. Having to head to a salon every few weeks whilst it’s fine if you can, we we suddenly can’t then what will you do. Having hair that’s low maintenance is the ultimate guide to 2021 for your hair!

Certainly tools like the Dyson air wrap helped as a lot still wanted their beach curls during lockdown. Then we had the color regrowth situation that has changed white hair forever and it’s a great thing! Getting roots show white and having to stress over it literally a few days after doing it taught a lot of people that coming to grips with the fact their hair isn’t black or dark brown any more has been great! The further away from your natural color ( the color your hair is now, not what it was when you were 18 ) you color your hair the faster you will need to do it.

Then there was guys who had overgrown sideburns day 4 of lockdown. The idea of a fade was considered too short, now it has become the normal.

Getting a cut that works for your hair & lifestyle is the ideal way to be able to live your life and visit us around that versus making hair appointments around travelling or social functions. If you haven’t changed thing up yet and need help, we are here and only too happy to discuss with you a way to get a little less stress in your life!

Soft tones that blend compared to harsh lines
Cool tones to last longer
A Smooth fade will last you 1-2 weeks longer
Grey hair can look really good

Simple Rules for Entry to our Salon

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

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

No mask No Entry

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

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

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

Mask has to stay on the entire time in the salon

No take away food

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smooth Ash balayagè

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

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

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

How to get Men’s hair color done right!

It’s an easy change to your look to color your hair but getting it right so you don’t end looking weird can be a challenge.

Via Pinterest

Guys can be lazy, it’s true I know we were shocked also but it’s a fact and coloring your hair is not something you pick off a menu board based on your favourite actor. It can be time consuming and the Maintainence can be ( not always ) high. If you want a result you have to put the time and effort into it.

I guess part of the problem is the options, there are far too many. It comes down to how much maintenance are you ok with and how much effort you want to put in. If you are ok with 2-3 sittings in the salon over a week then maybe platinum blonde is ok for you.

Via Fedez

And if you just maintain the ash tone by using a silver shampoo then your look could evolve into something like this as it grows out.

With darker roots as it grows

Or if you want more fun then you need to go through the above then you can color it some fun colors but beware that these colors don’t last long and you will need to touch it up every week or so.

Via Fedez

It you want pastel tones then you have to go platinum white first. These hair colors require a clean white base to start with.

Now if you start and decide it’s too much work then you will be left with a yellow or gold color that ends up looking like a bad DIY

Even Rockstars get yellow if it’s not complete!

So if you guys want to color your hair, the best thing to do is get some references of what you love then get yourself a consultation and a plan on how & when you will do it!

How to avoid going gold!

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

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

Before and after

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

Should you do a Global color?

Chances are if you color your hair you have been told to color the entire head of hair if not everytime every second, after all the color should be the same from roots to ends correct?

Image via Pinterest

Wrong! If you want it to look natural and be healthy you shouldn’t be coloring the ends, it should be left to fade a little to give a more naturally worn color. Apart from the look of it, think about the condition, if you keep putting a color on the same hair over and over again the damage is going to eventually catch up with you!

A worn color is typically 1-1.5 shades lighter on the ends due to sun, exposure and slight fading. It looks good but if it becomes too gold or red you can tone it a little every now and then as needed or alternatively use a toning shampoo that helps keep the warm pigments shrunk.

Via Pinterest

Why it’s important to be you!

It’s easy to get swept up in trends, following the masses and looking like everyone else! The problem is you are not everyone else, you are you! You are completely different to everyone is so many ways and it’s important that you do you the way you want!

A fairly boring world if we all looked the same, thought the same, had the same dreams with no variety or difference it would simply be boring!

Via Instagram

So before you follow, think about you and what you want to look like. Stand out by making you happy not just following everyone else!

The Perfect Hairstyle for your Star sign

Apparently if you are born at certain times of the year you have certain characteristics and behaviours. Whilst we can’t completely get on board with this there may be some truth to this given we have put a hairstyle beside each star sign. Let us know how accurate it is for you!

CAPRICORN

Work mode and out to succeed with nothing stopping them. Determined and stubborn, happy to get hands dirty and do things themselves although typically a leader who loves to lead from the front! This is someone who rarely lets their hair down!

Making use of your natural curl it’s wash and go but yet controlled

AQUARIUS

Always want to help and be thoughtful. They type of person who just knows you need a pick me up and will randomly appear with a box of donuts. Happy to cheer both sides in an argument but not take sides.

A messy beach Lob with Balayagè that’s low Maintainence because you need it long enough to put it up when you get called to help friends last minute!

PISCES

Known as the wisest sign of them all they are caring to a fault and pick up on the energy around them. Happy to help anyone who needs it regardless if they know you or not. They always want to feel appreciated and needed. Typically a wash and go type girl that values their time and doesn’t waste it on trivial things.

ARIES

You love being first, it’s who you are and you are not afraid to just jump into anything you do. Fairly sure you are wearing next season looks already! Love taking chances so something risky or bold

TAURUS

You spend your time making sure the people around you feel loved and know it’s quality over quantity. Subtle and expensive that’s low Maintainence

GEMINI

Always changing your mind depending on the crowd. A passionate optimist one day and you won’t know where they are the next. Picks up energy in a room and reflects it faster than high speed internet. Most likely growing your bangs out but that most likely will change 3-4 times by the end of the week

CANCER

You are full of love and gladly lend your ears to people close to you. Romantic and love a good love story, always thinking of the little things to bring smiles. Something soft and sexy is your go too look.

LEO

Loyal and always wants to rule the chat yet happy to walk off with a stranger they met in a public toilet. It’s all about living in the moment and maintaining connections, at times ignoring commitments. Won’t be bothered touching up a regrowth every 4-6 weeks so it needs to be easy.

VIRGO

A planer, they have a plan ABCDEF and options for all of things don’t go the right way. Attention to the smallest details and can run with multiple tabs open! You already have your next haircut booked in, you have looks for Christmas in your mind and most likely references for it too.

LIBRA

The sign that likes everyone to get along and doesn’t like conflict. They avoid it like the plague unless injustice has been done! Most likely the person who has to narrate every single movie no matter how much you just want to watch it, they won’t let you!

SCORPIO

The most passionate loving signs that will fight hard but love harder. Often thought of as rude or abrupt but once past the outer layer is removed is super sweet and loyal to the end. Hair is a task and takes time away from living life so whatever you do it needs to be no frills

So if this sounds accurate then try getting the matching haircut as it may be life changing. We all know 2020 has been a series of “ that won’t happen” so why not try it and see.

Make 2020 your year!

What color did you say?

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

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

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

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

All completely different colors but yet the same.

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

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

Stop color fading

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.

WHEN YOUR TOPKNOT LOOKS MORE LIKE A BIRDS NEST

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

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

Via Birdie

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

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

3 Hair habits to stop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Has your hairfall increased?

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.

Missed your Summer holiday?

It doesn’t take a genius to know we all missed Summer holidays and even if you had no intention of taking one, you can safely say you had one planned even if it was a pipe dream.

Maldives

The white sand, the smell of the Ocean and the over priced cocktails and useless junk you buy, all sadly gone for now. Also the sea air, the beach hair and the sun kissed hair has gone for a toss!

Maybe this is the moment we have been telling you about Balayagè but you were too busy before to listen and thought hair color happened on the beach and not in the salon?

So many variations it doesn’t have to be Bold
Can be more face framing like This
Or a brighter look like this

Whatever the situation, stress less we got you and can even add some sea salt sprayed around you throughout the process so you feel like you are at the beach!

Give the salon a call on 01141010011

Are you copying a hairstyle?

Often hairdressers get photo references of celebrities hair that people love, which isn’t the bad thing. It’s human nature to gravitate towards someone we like or admire with clothes, holiday destinations.

Now while we love reference photos as it gives us an idea of what you like as well as what you don’t like but we have to remember your Face shape and hair is unique and the hair you love just may not work the same on you.

It may mean changing some elements of the reference to adapt to your hair and make sure it suits you and you can manage it the way you want.

We are all different and that we should embrace! You are unique and getting the right haircut from thr right Salon should be the focus. One that will help guide you and talk to you about what suits you!

Same but different from Celeste Barber
Same but different More funny photos

So before you blindly want something see if it’s going to suit you! For consultations please call 01141010011

Stop Colouring your Hair

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?

Check out what white hair looks like

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!

Give us a call on 01141010011

Hair color LIES you need to know

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

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

Same photo

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

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

Same photo

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

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

Things to do in lockdown

Stuck at home and dream of being productive?

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

Pottery classes online

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

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

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

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

The right haircut for your Faceshape

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

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

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

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

Call 01141010011

Blended color options

With not a lot going on socially we have all had time to think of a color or a look that we want, possibly even filling up our saved images on Instagram. It’s a good time to reflect and refine what works, what doesn’t and how much effort you honestly want to put into Maintainence.

Hair color can be high maintenance but it can be done so it’s incredibly low Maintainence too. Getting it right can be tricky depending on your expectations and since you have time on your hands it might be a good idea to check out the options.

A solid color grows out with a solid regrowth, making it obvious you color your hair even after a week in some cases days depending on your natural color and the color you do.

Solid regrowth like this is high maintanence

Now balayagè can be high Maintainence too if you not carful, options are amazing but again depending on how often you want to keep visiting the salon and your budget it can be overwhelming.

Balayagè with a full color

A blended version that is low Maintainence leaves you regrowth free and able to not worry about your hair for months, other than your regular 6-8 week trims and is super sexy.

So if you think you’re up for a change why not do it!

GET AN ONLINE CONSULTATION

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

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

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

Appointments and times vary depending on availability.

Manage your hair with less

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

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

Enough is enough!

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

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

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

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

Taylor Lashae

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

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

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


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

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

Via Paul Malinski

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Rules NOW OPEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hairlines to lengthen your neck

We are all different and built differently and thank goodness for that! Very rarely do we look at the back of our head and see what others see.

Model Mohit Kumar Sain

Mohit has incredibly thick hair which adds weight and volume giving him the appearance of a thicker neck.

What we did here is cut it with clippers removing the weight. As you can see dramatically different!

A little taper off the edges to smoothen it and give him a better finish for longer. Lengthening his neck.

Blended it in, cleaned up the hairline and gave him some texture at the top.

We coloured his hair brown and counter balanced the warm tones so it looks more natural now and he looks like a different person!

Express service

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

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

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

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

Low Maintainence hair color

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

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

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

Physically back to work but not mentally

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

Via Artxd

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

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

Want to get your hair done but don’t want to see anyone

You are not alone, it’s a very real feeling the last place you want to be is amongst crowds or in a space filled with more people than needed. Honestly it’s ok to feel like that, in fact we all do.

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We only have 4 staff in the salon and only maximum of two clients at any point, the door is locked and no one else is allowed. It’s out and about without the feeling of people in your space. We have a lot of health protocols in place for the salon to keep us all safe. But we also know how you feel and are doing everything we can to make sure it’s a relaxing experience.

The last thing any of us want right now is multiple people in your space, don’t worry this will never happen with us not now or beforehand.

Looking forward to seeing you all in the salon now we are open!

The lockdown made me love my grey

They say always look on the bright side and we have been saying to stop covering your grey hair for a while now so it’s no surprise 11 weeks locked up you have finally decided to like it!

The idea that our hair should be the same color as when you were 23 isn’t a new one, in fact most people think grey ( or actually white ) hair isn’t real and refer to it as if it’s not natural at all. Well it is and it’s ok!

The idea of getting back to normal should include a visit to the salon every 10-15 days to make your hair dark there are OPTIONS and considering you already have a substantial regrowth now is a great time to make the transition. It’s not about going cold turkey, although that is an option too rather soften the white hair and the contrast of the old color and the new.

Coloring it never made it grey it’s your DNA and has nothing to do with you coloring your hair. The darker you color it the faster you see the roots Read this

So if your ready for a NEW YOU and want low Maintainence there are options, talk to us on how to avoid going back to the old you that had to co Stanely worry about the white hairs showing!

Instead of constantly going darker why not go lighter?
Or make it stand out, adds character
As it is being managed out with smudging it looks great
Guys look good with white hair too!

Why you should avoid salons using hairdryers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can you remember this Mugshot??

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

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

The days of being packed in like sardines are over!

Firstly let’s just put it out there, we have a very different approach and always have when it comes to the amount of people working on our clients. Not saying it’s better or worse we simply don’t think having 3-4 people in your immediate space is either relaxing or hygienic, especially now.

If we look at why this was popular it was always to maximise spend in limited amount of time and space, well we for one won’t be trying that model now or anytime in the future!

Less is more, sure it may take you longer when you go to someone who specialises in one thing versus some who can’t really do much well. It may take multiple visits but it’s far more relaxing, safer and the quality of the service is dramatically better.

There is in fact a disorder that is the fear of people Touching you and seeing this image gives me the creeps especially in current climate.

I guess even when hygiene and your health and safety is concerned some will still defend the choice but we think most salons that are full of clutter, over staffed and generally dirty looking will be a thing of the past.

Image of Our Salon

There isn’t room for mess, we only do hair and we never jam people in! If you haven’t been save Our location

Luxury Holiday destination have always had this minimal approach utilising Refined skill and experience over mass. This expert approach is not only more enjoyable, it’s far more results driven and certainly something that has to be adapted by all salons in India.

Would you prefer to go to a salon that has one person working on you at a time or 3-4 at once, all breathing in your personal space?

Hair makeovers after the lockdown

Let’s be honest there is more than a few things annoying us right now, god knows even a few split ends are bugging you more than they ever did. We know you always stretched ourt your visits and it’s probably only now you realise you maybe shouldn’t. Ok enough of the blame game lets look at some major changes you could make once you can leave your house!

Check out These

Thinking of bangs but can never get the courage?

More Here

We hear a lot of people who say they love their long hair it just looks sexy, we understand how you feel but…..

Which one looks Hotter

I don’t know if you need to keep seeing proof that hair can change your look to the point people may not recognise you. If being in lockdown isn’t enough motivation to do something a little different we don’t know what is!

Same girl, same day different Hair

Now color changes a lot so if you need some extra ideas about color Check out face framing color or some Balayagè from industry experts.

Ok here are some color transformations

OMG Just a color some bangs
Grey hair done right

Now grey hair doesn’t have to be your enemy! Check out other ideas about how grey hair can be your low Maintainence friend Rather than a 2-3 week enemy

Now guys we didn’t forget you so check out these transformations!

Homeless man Transformation
Via Boredpanda

So get mentally ready for when the doors open, chances are you may have to wait as lots of salons already have a pre paid wait list but well worth thinking about what you will do! Save those dream hair pics and be adventurous.

Hair makeovers after the lockdown

Let’s be honest there is more than a few things annoying us right now, god knows even a few split ends are bugging you more than they ever did. We know you always stretched ourt your visits and it’s probably only now you realise you maybe shouldn’t. Ok enough of the blame game lets look at some major changes you could make once you can leave your house!

Check out These

Thinking of bangs but can never get the courage?

More Here

We hear a lot of people who say they love their long hair it just looks sexy, we understand how you feel but…..

Which one looks Hotter

I don’t know if you need to keep seeing proof that hair can change your look to the point people may not recognise you. If being in lockdown isn’t enough motivation to do something a little different we don’t know what is!

Same girl, same day different Hair

Now color changes a lot so if you need some extra ideas about color Check out face framing color or some Balayagè from industry experts.

Ok here are some color transformations

OMG Just a color some bangs
Grey hair done right

Now grey hair doesn’t have to be your enemy! Check out other ideas about how grey hair can be your low Maintainence friend Rather than a 2-3 week enemy

Now guys we didn’t forget you so check out these transformations!

Homeless man Transformation
Via Boredpanda

So get mentally ready for when the doors open, chances are you may have to wait as lots of salons already have a pre paid wait list but well worth thinking about what you will do! Save those dream hair pics and be adventurous.

Things you can’t do on line with your hair

ALERT READ THIS BEFORE DIY

So we know where you are and fundamentally what your going through because plus or minus we are all locked down in the same boat, no I’m not writing this from a luxury estate poolside either. The reality is most things have become annoying and some are coping better than others. It’s hard, so don’t be too hard on yourself, everyone is struggling it’s ok.

What we would like to highlight after getting a few messages and emails is DIY hair color! Now whilst we lived spending 3-4 hours a few months ago with you to help you transition you from black with a 70% grey regrowth to a slightly lighter more natural base what you have done or thinking about could be irreversible! Yes just because you saw someone on YouTube telling you to go to the kitchen and mix a bowl of ( god knows what ) and put it on your hair please don’t!

Doing color at home is not only a huge risk but often won’t be able to be reversed simply or in a healthy manner in one visit. We have seen colors go so bad it took months to get it back to normal, the cost as well as the damage may not be worth it!

We know it’s annoying but if you can hold off it is better, sure with your regrowth the size it is once you do it, there may be issues because of the size however at least you won’t be trying to correct color!

So before you think a “live DIY” how to color your hair pink in 5 short minutes sounds too easy to be true, understand it actually is too easy to be true! Please also read Hair treatments you can make at home to make sure you are not mashing onions or rubbing ginger on your scalp expecting it to thinken up!

Look who just went natural

We have been saying for a long time, the grey shouldn’t be covered forever, it may take a complete lockdown for us to make the forced decision to finally grow it out and be free!

Via Karan Johar

Guys around the world have had enough and are embracing the natural sprinkle of grey! Apart from the fact it’s high maintenance, it can tend to look artificial and have the opposite affect and make you look older!

We love Karan Johar’s hair and think this is awesome!

Hey guess who is opening!?

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

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

THERE IS A WAY TO BE ON THE FIRST IN LIST

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

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

Can’t wait to see you all

There is a New world outside

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kylie Jenner’s new hair

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

Via screen grab from Kylie Jenner on Instagram

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

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

Via Kylie Jenner on Instagram

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

Via Kylie Jenner from Instagram

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

Change is great!

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

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

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

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

Everything is starting to blend

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

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

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

Quarantine hacks to loose weight!

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

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

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

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

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

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

A little stretching and the day is complete.

It’s all about perspective!

Where is the first place you will be going?

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

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

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

Once in your lifetime you need to do this!

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

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

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

People pay thousands of dollars a night for isolation

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

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

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

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

WHAT TYPE OF BREAD ARE YOU?

This quiz will determine the bread personality you are!

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

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

The Sour Dough

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

The Multi Grainer

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

The Right Said Fred White Bread

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

Bouffant Baguette

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

The World Has Gone Banana’s

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

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

When I think about you, I touch myself

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

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

SHOULD YOU SHAVE YOUR HEAD DURING THE LOCKDOWN

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

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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

Sleeping till 11 everyday and not showering till 5

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

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

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With or without oil?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moisturise 3-4 times a day, your welcome!

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

Things to do while locked up

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

The start of your list of things you can do

Clean out your cupboards

Clean out your fridge

Arrange your makeup draw

Read one of the books you bought 3 years ago

Message your parents or a friend

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

Contact a friend who lives alone

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

Learn to cook! No better time than now!

Clean out your phone and laptop

Wah your sneakers

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

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

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

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

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

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

I will do it later

We all have had things we will fix later, that conversation later, the decision to quit your job, learn another language and even cut your hair!

Maybe when all things settle down you can use this time to change your hair, get that color you have always dreamt about, cut bangs, some balayagè or shave it off and go all Brittany. Whatever it is the time couldn’t be more perfect!

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

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

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

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

Look good, feel good

No this is not about creating fear in fact the opposite!

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It’s a proven fact that when you look good you feel good, the mind creates an emotion and the body follows! We are currently open and have taken every measure to have a sterile environment for you as well as us! If you would like an after hours appointment so there is no one in the salon let us know we are happy to assist whilst we get through this together!

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The chaos needs to STOP

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

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

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

Get the Hair Salon to yourself during the Corona Virus outbreak

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

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

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

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

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

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

No one chooses a hair salon based just on price, there is a lot more to selecting the right salon than who has the best deal that day! When you have a vision in your mind of the perfect hair you want, it involves someone to ask all the right questions to find out not only if that vision is achievable but also if it is the right hair for you!

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We strive to be great communicators, we like to talk, we like to ask questions and find out about what’s in your head, sure sometimes it’s scary but the only way to get the hair you have dreamed about is firstly by getting that image out of your mind and talking about it. Come chat with us it’s free and we don’t have a preconceived plan to get you booked in, it’s about helping you work out what you want and what you don’t want.

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

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

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Please don’t! Wait or come see us!

How to avoid bad hair during isolation

Imagine for a moment you had 2-3 weeks stuck at home and you forget to get your hair done. Well apart from the fact worse things could happen I guess but let’s be honest you would be FaceTiming everyone so let’s just say now may be the right time to get your mop sorted!

DIY haircut in isolation

Let’s be honest it’s scary what’s going on and we all have to be aware of the dangers of Corona Virus and be vigilant with our hygiene and the people around us.

Get your hair done call us now on 01141010011

Catch good hair don’t catch Corona Virus

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!

How to fake it

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

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

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

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

3 easy ways to get your hair ready for Summer!

You still think it’s winter and a few degree increase every few days and before you know it the temperature is above 40 for the next 3-4 months. Yes it’s time to get the AC services and get your hair ready for the heat that’s coming!

1. Sounds obvious but get a cut, can be trimming the ends but remove split ends

2. Plan your color now, evolve what you have or change it now so once it gets to the peak of summer you are not scrambling for a quick fix!

3. What’s working what’s not? Have a good look at what’s working and what’s not, sometimes we continue to do things because it’s what we have always done. It’s a good time to think differently. Why not go into a new season feeling fresh!?

We always happy to discuss hair, drop in for a free consultation and let’s help plan fresh hair for summer for you!

Discount hair services are not always the best idea

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

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

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

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

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

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

We all have a friend like this!

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

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

Hair that compliments your skin tone

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

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

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

Give us a call Rod Anker Salons 01141010011

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

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

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

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

Your doing great sweetie

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

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

How to remove this color

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

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

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

Trying to blend in the white hair?

Firstly let’s just admit it’s white hair not grey and that the darker you color your hair the faster you see the regrowth or ( white hair ).

The battle is real and the way to win is not for everyone, it becomes a challenge the more white hair that’s there and the darker you color it as to how quickly you need to “touch it up”. The way to help visually get the most time out of your color and not be so tied down to salon visits is fairly simple and we will help you.

The more coverage and darker you go the faster the regrowth, as we get older darker colors typically don’t look so natural and we should be aiming to take it slightly lighter than it was when there was no grey. So if you take it slightly lighter, do not go for 100% coverage more like 60% the regrowth won’t appear as fast, the hair will still grow at the same speed but you won’t notice the grey as quick.

Masking or smudging is what we call it and is a great way of getting longer out of your color and giving you more free time!

Our price list

There is always a budget no matter who you are so understand this is not about one person having more money than the other. It’s normal to have a budget for most things. We do get asked prices a lot and whilst we always disclose cost before starting there is always someone somewhere that will do it cheaper.

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You can find someone to do it cheaper almost always, or you can find someone to do it right the first time! It often costs more fixing it than it would have if you waited till it was in your budget. We find a lot of the time there are things done that are not needed to be done which end up costing more.

Come see us talk to us about what you want with your hair, get a costing and then we can plan a way to make it happen the right way!

We also have EMI to make life easier.

When you are 50|50 if you should color your hair or not

You want a change but can’t decide, what do you do?

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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.

Rimming is the new ombré but with a pop

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

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

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

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How can I fix this

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

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

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

Want to go Platinum steel blonde, read this first!

The love of ash blonde or platinum ash grey hair has as possibly always been there are whilst it may appear easy and something that anyone can do it is not for the faint hearted!

There is science behind color I g hair and it’s never about pulling out a box mixing it up and coming back in 30 min. Lightening hair is about understanding the pigments in the hair and knowing how to counteract the ones you don’t want without ruining the hair quality.

We wanted to show you before and after on this challenge which took almost 2 years, Miss X had about 50% grey hair and was naturally dark ( not black but dark brown ) when she went to another salon they coloured her hair black by surprise and of course you could see the white hair grow back in 2 days. Once we met it was maybe shortly after that and she wanted to go lighter but in case you didn’t know, to get black or dark brown out is almost impossible as it has the most red pigment of all colors. Now to go lighter is one thing but to go platinum ash it’s a challenge! Well after about 12 months and not really cutting much off we managed to get to this.

You can see the gold on the ends which simply wouldn’t come out no matter how many times we tried!

As she didn’t want to cut it off, which would have been easier we kept treating it lighter gently over time and several months later managed to remove 100% of the warm undertones and finally finish it as a pure ash platinum grey hair!

It’s not out of a box, nor can it be done in one sitting rarely.

So if you have been wanting to go light then come see us and talk about the process as it’s different from person to person but we will always put the quality of your hair first.

To get a quote we need to physically see your hair, drop in and talk to us for a quote as it frantically varies from hair to hair & person to person.

5 ways to be a better looking person today

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

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

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

1. Smile

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

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

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3. Use a moisturizer

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

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

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

The one person you need to love more than anyone else

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

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

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

Love yourself!

No plastic bags, put it in your Birkin

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

Some of the things we do are;

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

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

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

Smudging is the answer for your nasty grey hair

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

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

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

How to style your hair when there is no electricity

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

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

Curly hair

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

Straight hair

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

Option 3

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

You’re welcome

The haircut to watch out for in 2020

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

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

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

How to find what you want in 2020

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

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

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

Avoid frizzy hair by not doing this!

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

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

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

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

Why copy paste doesn’t work with your hair

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

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

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

When to shampoo and why

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

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How often should you shampoo your hair?

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

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

What shampoo is best for you?

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

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

Hope that helps

How to hydrate your hair during Winter

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

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Pro tips

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

Use a heat protection serum, helps lock in moisture and keep the cuticle closed.

Leave in conditioner depending on your hair type as to what brand but start with something light and work your way towards heavier if needed.

Regular trims remove split ends hence making sure they don’t travel upwards.

Don’t over style your hair, yes we know it’s cold but if your not going out it may be a good idea to just let it dry naturally in front of the heater.

This is a good start, remember not to overdo color it can be an easy trap thinking it’s freaking it up when in fact it may not need color rather just a health check. Best to come see us and discuss what can be done to help you look your best during winter!

Hair colors trends for 2020

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

Colors in for 2019 but out for 2020

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

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

Took a while but we found it

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

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

How to talk Hairdresser language

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

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

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

Tips to get it right!

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

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

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

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

End of the first week of 2020 and what have you done?

Well you started on the first week of a fresh new year and while it started with the best intentions and great expectations it’s a fact that if you don’t start checking off things the nothing will change.

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Once you have made the first step to change the momentum will follow! No one is saying you need to change but it’s about becoming a better version of yourself, growing to become the best version possible!

So if you want to take the first step and get yourself fresh new hair then give us a call 01141010011 and make 2020 the year you love your hair!

When you get a hot hair color but so does everyone else

You turn up to the club with your hot outfit only to find someone else wearing it! Well that’s what happens when you do what everyone else is doing so it’s important not too!

Get something that suits you and admire others but don’t copy. When your hair suits you it will work, when you try to copy it just looks weird!

Come see us, the hair color masters and let us know what hair of your dreams looks like and we will do the rest!

Phone 📞 01141010011

Highlights of 2019

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

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

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

New Year New You

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

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

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

How to recharge for 2020

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

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

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

Whatever your mind thinks is reality becomes reality!

Why eating Croissants in the morning will help your hair grow

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

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

Enjoy

Apparently we are hard to find, our new sign is up!

According to few people who find it difficult to open that app on your phone called “google maps” we should get a massive sign so they can see us. I know these people, they are super busy and often found sitting in the backseat, scolding the driver because they ran late and not he is meant to make a 30 minute trip in 4 minutes without breaking the law.

Well it’s fairly easy to know where we are, our location is latitude 28.582805774552337 longitude 77.22675330096877 or 117 Meherchand market, Lodhi Colony New Delhi, India. We are beside Altitude store and two doors away from Bombay Shirt Conpany.

Our phone number is 01141010011.

So if you are running late, I guess you can use the “ I couldn’t find you” or you can use GPS, google maps or call for directions, the choice is yours.

Vegans, you are going to love this!

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

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

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

Hair color decoded

It’s one thing to see a photo and like someone’s hair color in a photo at the beach and another when you see the same person inside the office. Light changes everything so when you are choosing or even thinking about hair color it’s important that the images you see are realistic to your goals.

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If it’s afternoon winter sun, the hair looks warmer, if it’s inside typically will look cooler. Direct sin will reflect warmer tones and of course then you have the fact that images online most likely have been edited slightly if not a lot!

Get your hair references ready and then once you have, go through them and cut the ones out that are second choices, then you will have a more accurate idea of the hair you want!

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

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

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

What do you want for Christmas?

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

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

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

It’s Photoshopped Jyoti

We love getting reference photo’s of what you like and what your dream hair would look like, seriously helps us a lot! BUT if you think you can change your hair color dramatically like this with little effort, money and time it may be best to get it photoshopped!

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Please don’t bring in your friends Instagram photos and expect us not to spill the beans and tell you that in fact her hair isn’t that color because she is level 1 in color correction on whatever app she is using this week!

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For real color advice, results and still having hair left on your head then give us a call!

Phone 01141010011

Best place in Delhi for Guys haircuts under 10k

So you are a guy 👍🏻 you drink beer, like sports and are often told your loud! You shower when someone says you smell and your more into the ladies than your self grooming.

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OMG so many issues with that it’s not even funny! But chances are you are a guy ( well 50|50 ) you have hair and get it cut every so often so where do you go? More than likely you do t google much other than the Daily AQI or no Swiggy is not considered google neither it’s what’s app buddy!

So if you need a haircut, want to look good, maybe even the best you have in years then give us a shot! We are fairly awesome and if you open another tab and search Rod Anker Salons you will see!

Phone 01141010011

Would you take food to a restaurant and ask them to cook it?

How many of you have taken your own shampoo to a salon or your own brushes? Are you the person who takes your own equipment to get your nails done? Do you take your own towel to a salon?

I guess your the same person who thinks telling the Italian chef at the hotel he doesn’t make pasta the way you like it.

If by chance you are in fact reading this and you are still thinking, so what I like what I like I guess you are either a global music sensation or the leader of the free world, then we wouldn’t bother explaining it but rather make sure we had a selfie whilst doing your hair. But let’s face it, you are neither and the products you love and want us to use are so bad I think we should be wearing gloves and hope to god no one see’s us or worse gets a photo with it in the same frame!

You wouldn’t go to a doctor with your own medicine or take your own surgical equipment to an operation would you? Sure you may know someone who can get you a great deal on that heart valve but really???

Word to the wise, whilst we respect your love for certain things or products and embrace everyone’s crazy it seems there is a limit.

You need to trust your salon, trust your stylist or find one you trust or possibly find another place to take your stuff too!

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

Sometimes things get so bad you really don’t see how it can get better, at the time it feels like you may as well just shave it off and start again. Below is one of those times when a little TLC ( tender loving care ) made the world of difference!

This is reality, Brocken split and faded

We took the worst parts off creating a blunt finish which made the hair look thicker!

Then we blended the roots into the mid lengths and added ash to the base color to help balance out the gold washed out color. We then gently lightened the ends using Balayagè technique to give the hair depth and shine.

Hair by Rod Anker

then we did a kindred treatment to close the cuticle and lock in some added moisture into the hair!

This is the final result, as you can see the hair looks so healthy, has shine and instantly looks better!

All this in 2 hours, how are you spending your free time?

What is in our secret sauce!

Like everything that is good, we all often wonder what it is about it that makes it they way it is, just like KFC you may be able to make it look the same but it just isn’t the same! Deep fried chicken isn’t KFC’s secret!

Do we have a hidden way of working, nope in fact we have always maintained the same conversation about being transparent and real, if you need something we will tell you, if you don’t we will also tell you! There should be nothing done unless it makes sense otherwise it’s a waste of time and money. Sounds kind of simple but sadly it’s not common place as much as we would like it to be.

Some may think that being blunt is rude, telling you that you don’t need something lazy or turn up on time so everyone enjoy’s a salon that doesn’t run late as rude. But in our defence we feel it makes the experience a win win for everyone.

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If you haven’t visited us, we are not a new salon we have been in Meherchand market for 4 years, drop in say hi and have a chat about hair or just come say hi 👋🏻

The one investment you need to pay attention too

The reality is very few will have loads of money when they retire, by the time you get there you will need 5-10 times what you thought you would. But we are not talking retirement we are more concerned with today and tomorrow!

A lot of people are not spending any time or money bettering themselves, not reading books, not attending seminars not furthering their education in life or chosen career. It needs to be said that this is your job not your employers, not some stranger you just met or not your parents, IT IS YOU that needs to invest in you! It’s not good enough to sit back and think you earned it and your time is coming, it’s not! You either move forward better yourself or step aside and make way for someone who wants to be better!

Food for thought but not too long because every meal ticket has an expiry!

Inside the shower photos

After recently reading an article that was completely wrong, even after being asked for the answers, we thought it best to share again some facts about washing your hair to set things straight. Hairdressing is doing hair and to get others opinions, whilst we welcome that with open arms its best to get hair advice from people who are qualified doing hair not your mum, aunt, vegetable guy or your plumber.

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Some say washing your hair every day can cause hair loss? 

Well the easy answer is no, however it’s wrong if you use the right shampoo and keep your scalp clean then you are doing everything to have a healthy scalp which means healthy hair growth. If you use a shampoo that is drying or too aggressive, then it can affect your scalp PH leveltherefore possible increase hair loss ( note that it won’t be the only cause and we have never seen someone go bald from shampoo fyi )

Should you water down shampoo?

Absolutely not, this is 100% false both shampoo and co dituonrr in fact should be used in damp hair and excess moisture removed before using it!

Can we apply shampoo directly to your scalp? 

Directly onto your scalp yes, isn’t that the purpose? Take from bottle into your hands then apply it directly to your scalp massage well from scalp to ends rinse and repeat if desired!

Do all chemicals damage your hair?

No, if your colouring your hair “out of a box” or trying to DIY chances are whatever you do may do damage. Colouring your hair shouldn’t cause it to look or feel damaged unless your doing other things that effect it! Don’t do home remedies thinking they are all good, some in fact cause more damage than chemicals!

If I want full hair, can I skip conditioner because that makes my hair flat? 

No, if it’s too heavy then use something specifically for your hair. Conditioner closes the cuticle of the hair ( the outside layer ) snd prevents moisture leaving the hair!

Does frizziness cause hair fall? 

Absolutely not!! Hair fall comes from inside your scalp, breakage is external. Some people have naturally frizzy hair that no product on planet earth can tame, doesn’t mean your going to be bald. Split ends eventually break off if not cut at some point!

Be careful where you get your information from, sadly a lot of wrong information is out there, do your own research and try to get advice from people doing hair. Remember, a makeup artist does makeup, a numerologist studies numbers, a builder builds houses.

Hairdressers do hair!

Autumn light for your hair

For those who have lived through seasons and craved fresh sunlight which gives a certain warmth you know what we mean when we say that warm afternoon autumn light. Sadly right now the sky is grey if not a dark shade of brown and there is no blue only in the way we feel.

Hopefully this isn’t going to last much longer and we get a glimpse of blue sky again but in the meantime it could be a sign to freshen up your hair color. Autumn balancing balayage is creating warmth by balancing out your existing color whilst still giving warmth but in variation.

If you have been putting your hair off then it’s time to get it done!

Give us a call 01141010011

Searching for a hair change?

If you have been searching for change and we don’t mean to chump change then keep reading.

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It’s easy for the days to turn to weeks, the weeks to months and before you know it’s been 2-3 years since you changed your hair! Now we hear you saying you like it and it works so why not, well your right but you wouldn’t wear the same outfit every single day would you?

Hair makes such a difference to how you feel, the way people treat you and the way you look, why wouldn’t you change and evolve your look! It doesn’t have to be dramatic it can be small changes that make a big difference!

If it’s time for change then pick up the phone and get yourself in to see us!

Phone 01141010011

Get the light this Diwali

Want to go lighter this Diwali?

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

Go lighter?

Why not change your look? Doesn’t have to be dramatic, everyone is painting their house so why not a fresh look. If you want some inspiration here are some ideas from face framing color to a dramatic change!

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Your old school ways are so boring

Doesn’t seem that long ago for a lot of us there were a handful of TV stations all playing much the same nonsense at set times and we were happy or content with it! We would watch it and religiously follow it, watch tv ads buy into whatever was being sold and that was that.

Now our brains crave stimulation 24/7 and often after a few episodes or seasons we ditch a show just because it’s predictable and just boring. We want constant fresh content, hot today and cold tomorrow!

Just like that we now need to think of hair the same way, just because you have it today doesn’t mean it needs to be like that tomorrow, day after and day after, it’s boring!

Come see us and be fresh!

Phone 01141010011

Step by step in the shower

So many people put the focus on skin and cleansing your face, removing makeup and closing pores but are happy to wash hair every 3-4 days. It’s completely absurd to leave the perspiration, dirt, product and pollution on your hair and scalp for days and not have some side effects!

The growth or healthy growth of hair and maintaining it is largely linked to the PH level of your scalp. This is effected by what’s on it or rather what’s not, sure you can use product but it must be washed off daily. Sure you can workout but you must wash the perspiration directly after your workout. 

No matter how special you are or think you are, science doesn’t care. Leave it, fine because your busy and don’t want to blowdry daily then maybe you have the wrong haircut or don’t know how to manage it. If that’s the case you need to drop into your salon and ask for help because that’s what we are for!

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Home of the most expensive haircut in India

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

Autumn hair colors you must try

The weather is changing and I’m Delhi at least the air has been the best we have seen for years! With every change of season it’s always recommend to alter your hair, even if it’s a slight change. Evolving your look every season keeps you looking fresh!

All the autumn colors are in like rust, burnt toffee, caramel, peach and many more so instead of doing the same thing everytime why not have some fun with your hair color!

EMI your hair for up to 12 months

Often it’s not the right time to get your hair done and it’s out of sync with pay day or just life got you always short. It’s ok we now have EMI on your hair! Yes so chill out and get whatever you want done and choose up to 12 months to pay!

You don’t need a credit card and you get the choice to pay over 3,6,9 or 12 months. Subject to bank and approval. So no matter how broke you are there is no reason to be putting it off now you can have the hair you want today!

Drink this and feel 8 times better immediately

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

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

A haircut worth 1 lakh

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!

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You wash your face daily but ignore your scalp?

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!

Your hair should not be such a burden styling it, if it is then something is wrong.

Does shaving your head make you look older?

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.

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John Travolta with a shaved head and lightly coloured facial hair

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

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How to manage the grey hair!

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.

How to save money on your hair color and still look like a boss

Getting all the facts before choosing a color is super important, you might choose something today that will affect your choices later and once it’s done it can’t be undone!

We see a lot of times when someone is starting to go grey they will want to cover the grey and still look natural, the natural color may be dark brown and away you go, problem solved. Fast forward a year and as times moves on you have more grey, you notice it growing out super fast now what was something you had to do every 10-12 weeks you have to do every 4 weeks.

Or in the cases that people want to be lighter and end up having highlights and after 1 or two times end up having to do it every 4-6 weeks.

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There is a better way to have hair color and still be low Maintainence and not be spending half of the national budget on it!

Here we go! As we get older our hair gets slightly lighter, we get grey ( or in fact it’s white ) and it happens to almost everyone. When we start colouring our hair, the goal is it to look natural and not fake, but if you keep doing the same color year after year eventually it will be too dark, the contrast between what is growing out will be so stark you will see it in s matter of days! Solution is to gradually cover it less and slightly lighter over time so you don’t get such a solid regrowth it’s that simple. Saves money, time and the overall look is softer and more natural.

When you want to go lighter but not see dark roots! Well introducing balayage, it’s not done at the roots it’s a faded color typically lighter on ends that has no demarcation mark and is only needed to be done every 3 months or longer! Whilst highlights can be still the right choice and you may love the look there are various ways to still do highlights and not end up looking fake or in need of a trip to the salon just ask us how!

No it’s not 100,000 to get your hair cut so chill.

The color that will make you feel happy, find out how!

We have all seen those kids that have brown hair and blonde ends, like they have been On a beach holiday for a month of carefree chill.

When we are kids we think it’s better if we are older and when we are older we know it was kind of easier being a kid, go figure! I guess we are always thinking grass is greener on the other side of the fence.

Balayage is taking this feeling and turning it into a color, a feeling and a mood. It’s carefree, low Maintainence and on trend right now!

So if you want to feel like a kid again, look natural and have a fresh low Maintainence color then maybe it’s time for you to see what everyone is so in love with this look!

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What you get when you come to us for hair

We have been thinking a lot lately on why people get things done, why we spend money, why we chase things and people even if it’s not right for us.

A lot of the time it’s boredom, sometimes it’s just plain stupid and we like being stupid and other times it’s through lack of knowing what you should chase and what you shouldn’t.

With so much information around us it’s hard to filter what’s real and what’s false, Instagram has us all feeling like a failure because for the majority of us we don’t fly around the world in a private plane and have close dinners with A list celebrities every few days. We are not wearing the latest drop from the coolest labels and your saved list of things you want is longer than your prescription from the last time you went to the dermatologist!

Whilst you may have heard the most expensive haircut in India is from us, but the reality is we often say no to things that don’t make sense for you to do. Crazy we know but because we like to be as honest as possible if it’s not the right thing to do or your expectations and reality are lightyears apart we tend to play things safe so you know what you are in for. I guess because hair is such a personal thing it’s easy to get emotional about and make poor decisions it but at the end it can make you feel unstoppable and just plain awesome if your hair works, so we take it very seriously!

You get honest, because we like to sleep at night knowing we speak the truth.

You get facts versus fiction because it’s easy to be real than put on a constant show.

You get options, if you have a budget ( like 99% of people on the planet do) we go through the cost clearly breaking it down so there is no surprises.

If that sounds too easy to be true then it’s about time you dropped in and let us do what we do!

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How to color black hair white

Grass is always greener or the hair is always ideal when it’s the opposite to what you already have right?

For those of you who have dark hair and always dreamed of having it white platinum blonde or ash grey, it can be done!

While anything is possible it all depends on your hair and the condition of it. There is no miracle color that can in one application get you white, it’s a process! The darker your hair the more gold pigment it has so it’s a process that requires patience and will irritate the scalp that’s just reality.

If your hair is healthy enough to be able to take the process then it’s possible, the process varies from person to person based on hair texture, density, current color, and condition so needs to be seen to give you an exact quote and can vary once we start depending on your hair. It’s not cheap in fact a lot say it’s expensive however the product time and expertise that is involved it is worth it to have hair you love!

Good to note that the lighter you go, the faster you see your natural hair grow out, the Maintainence is fairly simple but can involve using a toning shampoo and conditioner to maintain the perfect ash tone and keep the warmer tones from returning.

If you are interested in going white, platinum or ash blonde then drop in and have a chat to us, talk is free

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

We all want to have healthy hair but a lot of you seems to struggle and have a list of reasons why it is hard as long as your arm. It’s fairly easy but we kind of think it’s so easy there will be very few who actually take it as fact but here goes anyway!

5 ways to have healthy hair!

  • Trim it every 6-8 weeks
  • Shampoo and condition daily or every second day, healthy scalp healthy hair
  • Don’t over do Color or chemical treatments!
  • Don’t over style it, too much heat in tongs or irons will eventually cause damage!
  • Use a leave in serum and moisturiser

Now book your next haircut in!

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Try this and see for yourself

They say it only takes 21 days to break a habit and let’s be honest we all have a few, smoking, drinking, complaining etc etc and more importantly our behaviour to ourselves and others!

I guess I have noticed this more in the last few years and there is no need to be angry at people, in fact it’s proven that when your being treated badly you will never be at your peak, more likely to make stupid mistakes and most likely not learn a thing.

If something isn’t working or if has gone sideways ( which things do sometimes ) stop reacting and get back on track, have a face to face with the people involved and help them see your view and talk through what happened and how it could be different.

Stay cool and be happy!

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Tuesday mood

It’s a rare quality to be able to wake up and feel amazing, it happens but day in day out having this zest for life is a challenge for most.

We could say something like getting your hair done, or once your up and check out how well your hair is behaving after a night of romping in the sack but it’s still not going to change the fact you just don’t like waking up early.

Snap out of it, get up!

How can you get bright colors

There seems to be a very cloudy topic when it comes to getting bright colors on dark hair, for some think it’s simply putting one color on and boom 💥 well kids we thought to clear up some misconceptions so it’s clearer. Don’t forget we are always happy to help you when it comes to getting your dream color and if you drop in we can guide you, give you an idea of price etc but doing it over the phone or DM is always going to be super approximate as we need to see and feel your hair to know what it needs and if it’s possible. You don’t have to get it done then, its to give you an idea on price, time involved, Maintainence etc.

Sometimes you may have a color already in your hair that very little needs to be done to get something super cool 😎

It’s about working with what you have to make it work!

Find out how you can get the color of your dreams today!

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

According to a very wise and knowledgeable star gazer from Australia who has studied the Milky Way as well as knows where to find both the southern star as well as the elusive “saucepan” he says energy levels and motivation can be rock bottom during this time along with tolerance to pretty much everything. Could be the Swiggy delivery man not having change ( when do they ) or your partner not paying attention even tho you are dancing nakid in front of them. For some it’s a rough few weeks so it’s the perfect time to get yourself looking good and if all the stars align ( pun intended ) then you will end up feeling good as well!

Perfect dates according to astrology to get your hair done is 12th-31st July between 10am & 8pm so don’t delay.

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

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

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

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

Come experience the difference!

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How to stop your hair sticking to everything during Monsoon

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

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

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

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

A haircut can literally change your life!

Some say it’s only 2 weeks between a good haircut and a bad one, those who truly believe that have not had a truly bad haircut.

Our personality is one thing but the perception of who you are is typically based on appearance, at least at first glance!

Self esteem changes your mindset, one of the things we all do in the morning ( hopefully ) is look in the mirror. If you like what you see, your day will be better, it’s a fact! We have all had those days we feel bloated or just flat and the day is the same. So it only makes sense the easiest way to change your mood, your attitude and your life is starting with your hair!

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Fresh hairstyles for the Gram

We all have those moments when the thoughts that come out of our mouths have absolutely no rational process or link to reality, in fact more often than not it’s just unrealistic!

A common request from people with super long hair ( anywhere from shoulders to ankles ) is ” I don’t want layers or remove anymore than 2 inches but I want it super full, I can’t blow dry it and I don’t want to use product” !

What, you think we make this up?

The longer your hair gets the heavier it is Fact #1.

Babe your hair is wrapped around your waist like a shawl at the beach, you look like your trying to break a world record! There is no face framing when you can tuck your hair into your socks Fact #2

But then the same person who wants color, who 1 year ago ( keep in mind her hair is at her knees! ) has blonde hair, got bored and coloured it BLACK now wants to go blonde! Fact #3 just because it looks natural, the color is there until it grows out!

We are not anti long hair but your expectations have to be aligned with reality when it comes to having super long hair, whilst you may love having a big mane to swing around at the club or flick into people in public places it can be just too long!

How to Go blonde the easy way

We get asked a lot “how can I get my hair light” so we decided to share with you a recent color and a little history on what we did!

About 12 months prior to the above photo, Sandra was almost black & it looked good but with her Instagram and Pinterest obsession she wanted to be light! So we did several color removing techniques and maintained the color as best we could whilst not being too agreesive and maintaining the structure of the hair.

When she came in, we bleached the ends twice for about 40 min each time to remove the gold. We then went through and lightened the roots to match. Going over the ends a third time, as this is the area with underlying gold pigment from the left over black. We then toned the entire head with a silver ash toner to counter balance the gold tones and here you go.

The hair only ever needed a trim, the strength & condition of the hair is still great and we have a beautiful soft blonde. It took 4 hours on the last sitting, that too after several lightening colors over the last 6 months. Slow and steady wins the race and the hair looks great!

If we can’t make you look good, chances are you’re Ugly

Things come and go, today’s BFF is tomorrow’s stranger and while at the time it may be sad, it’s life!

What you once considered your one true go too, turns out is as fake as the ones you shamed, but hey at the time it felt authentic and everyone saw it so it must of been real?

Chances are most probably saw through it, I guess you were clouded by the image you saw. You deleted messages explaining what it was, although not all and it was only a matter of time before it was known you actually lied, it wasn’t real. You were clever in your cover up but those photos as much as you thought they were references don’t add up!

You had it all but that one small cover up was the last straw!

Just be honest, tell the truth it’s better for everyone!

It’s not natural it’s a color and those photos to your hairdresser are not your friends!

Better than balayage, it’s the new balayage 2.1 muted and softer so you can lie to all your friends and tell them it’s natural!

Get yours!

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Hair with a little color

The question of should you do Color or leave it natural is kind of a personal choice and whilst some people only color hair if it’s going grey it can add so much to your overall look!

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The difference is dramatic!

So if you have been sitting on the fence not sure what to do with your hair then maybe a color could be the change you need!

How to get longer out of your color & not see the white hair

So you are hanging on to what you color was 5-10 even 15 years ago and people keep noticing the white regrowth every few weeks. It’s not only embarrassing but annoying, like seriously it’s not like I don’t have things you could be spending the time and money on right?!

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The longer you color your hair, the chances are the more white hair is appearing underneath it! Colouring your hair doesn’t make it go white, it’s hidden so when you see it growing out against a dark color it looks whiter than you thought.

The darker you color your hair, the more white it appears.

How can you stop this?

Easy answer is you can’t, but you can make it slightly easier by not going so dark, the less contrast against the white the longer you will get before you will have to do it again!

Should you go lighter?

Take your color 1/2 shade lighter at a go over the next 6-12 months and even add in some highlights to break the solidness of the color which will help blend in the white.

If you want to stop colouring your hair so often and tired of spending hours in the salon every 10-15 days then give us a call or drop in and see us.

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Hair color that makes you look younger!

Unless you’re 16 wanting to drink most people want to look slightly better than the best, it’s often small changes that make the biggest difference to your overall appearance.

Obviously hairstyle plays a big part in that but so too does hair color! Often overlooked and treated more as a “hide the grey” type task v’s having it treated as part of the overall look to enhance the cut.

Colouring your hair doesn’t make it grey, it hides grey and while it’s covered in color, over time more grey appears and before you know what happened it’s gone from 5-6 grey hairs to 20-30-50% grey and your regrowth is now high Maintainence.

It’s not like it’s that much of a mystery let’s be honest, your age is kind of roughly known to everyone plus or minus a few years but 99.9% know your approx age so stop thinking they don’t. Also when you ask someone ” how old do I look” it’s actually polite to minus 5-10 years in your answer, no one is going to plus 5 years unless you really want to upset them.

So how can you create a better version of you?

The secret is to stop trying so hard and stop holding on to what you had rather make the most of what you actually have now! Enhance the current dont shame it. If it’s grey, add to it don’t hide it or make it black because when you were 17 you thought you had black hair!

If you want to get some individual advice on how not to look like a fake SOB then give us a call!

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

Hair color that makes you look older

Unless you’re 16 wanting to drink most people want to look slightly better than the best, it’s often small changes that make the biggest difference to your overall appearance. Obviously hairstyle plays a big part in that but so too does hair color! Often overlooked and treated more as a “hide the grey” type task v’s having it treated as part of the overall look to enhance the cut.

Colouring your hair doesn’t make it grey, it hides grey and while it’s covered in color, over time more grey appears and before you know what happened it’s gone from 5-6 grey hairs to 20-30-50% grey and your regrowth is now high Maintainence.

It’s not like it’s that much of a mystery let’s be honest, your age is kind of roughly known to everyone plus or minus a few years but 99.9% know your approx age so stop thinking they don’t. Also when you ask someone ” how old do I look” it’s actually polite to minus 5-10 years in your answer, no one is going to plus 5 years unless you really want to upset them.

So how can you create a better version of you?

The secret is to stop trying so hard and stop holding on to what you had rather make the most of what you actually have now! Enhance the current dont shame it. If it’s grey, add to it don’t hide it or make it black because when you were 17 you thought you had black hair!

If you want to get some individual advice on how not to look like a fake SOB then give us a call!

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

Facts about shampoo

After recently reading an article that was completely wrong, even after being asked for the answers, we thought it best to share again some facts about washing your hair to set things straight. Hairdressing is doing hair and to get others opinions, whilst we welcome that with open arms its best to get hair advice from people who are qualified doing hair not your mum, aunt, vegetable guy or your plumber.

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Some say washing your hair every day can cause hair loss?

Well the easy answer is no, however it’s wrong if you use the right shampoo and keep your scalp clean then you are doing everything to have a healthy scalp which means healthy hair growth. If you use a shampoo that is drying or too aggressive, then it can affect your scalp PH level therefore possible increase hair loss ( note that it won’t be the only cause and we have never seen someone go bald from shampoo fyi )

Should you water down shampoo?

Absolutely not, this is 100% false both shampoo and co dituonrr in fact should be used in damp hair and excess moisture removed before using it!

Can we apply shampoo directly to your scalp?

Directly onto your scalp yes, isn’t that the purpose? Take from bottle into your hands then apply it directly to your scalp massage well from scalp to ends rinse and repeat if desired!

Do all chemicals damage your hair?

No, if your colouring your hair “out of a box” or trying to DIY chances are whatever you do may do damage. Colouring your hair shouldn’t cause it to look or feel damaged unless your doing other things that effect it! Don’t do home remedies thinking they are all good, some in fact cause more damage than chemicals!

If I want full hair, can I skip conditioner because that makes my hair flat?

No, if it’s too heavy then use something specifically for your hair. Conditioner closes the cuticle of the hair ( the outside layer ) snd prevents moisture leaving the hair!

Does frizziness cause hair fall?

Absolutely not!! Hair fall comes from inside your scalp, breakage is external. Some people have naturally frizzy hair that no product on planet earth can tame, doesn’t mean your going to be bald. Split ends eventually break off if not cut at some point!

Be careful where you get your information from, sadly a lot of wrong information is out there, do your own research and try to get advice from people doing hair. Remember, a makeup artist does makeup, a numerologist studies numbers, a builder builds houses.

Hairdressers do hair!

Keep it simple haircare

You may think you have hidden your recent purchases from your partner but we know you have an obsession for the ongoing hunt for the best fix for your hair! If you keep swapping and changing things, could be a shampoo or even a diet the chances of getting any positive results are fairly low!

There is no set formula or set of products that suit everyone and it’s important to understand just by using an “extra body” shampoo or a “smooth & shine” if your hair isn’t cut to enhance, volume or sleek it possibly will be useless trying to fix it with a shampoo!

What you need is a good shampoo that will help your scalp be clean without stripping it and making it dry, a shampoo that will cleanse scalp and hair but not strip moisture & color.

Depending on your shampoo pattern and your hair and scalp but a sulfate free shampoo additionally a deep cleansing shampoo ( tucked away in the cupboard for every 2nd or 3rd shampoo day) plus a conditioner suitable for your hair type. For those with longer hair, keep a wide tooth comb in the shower to get the knots out while the conditioner is in.

Finish with a leave in serum and if needed, a leave in conditioner depending on your hair type and texture.

If you need more help drop in and see us, don’t keep filling up your cupboards endlessly.

Looking for something fresh for your hair

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

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

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

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

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Hack to beat the Faceapp

You must have seen the faceapp old photos making you instantly 30,40,50 years older and freaked out a little so here is an easy way to beat it!

A lot of the time it’s attitude so chill but it is also about changing things up, the older we get the less likely we are to change too much. It becomes more than a habit, it’s almost a belief that we are a certain way. It’s not and you should change things up from time to time to keep yourself interested in you! After all it’s refreshing when you do something new, you feel young!

Now while a little hose off might help, especially for some it may require a complete change of what you have been doing!

Often we can get in a rut, this is the way you have been doing things forever and that’s the way it is kind of attitude. Well sooner or later you need to let routine go and change, evolve. It doesn’t have to be scary or drastic, it can be slight changes over time to eventually give you a new look!

If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you already have!

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How to get more shine in your hair!

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

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

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

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

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

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The easy guide to get the hair you want!

Getting your hair done exactly the way you want is hard and at times impossible and it seriously shouldn’t be. While some go down the “let me tell the hairdresser what to do step by step” and others say very little and hope for the best.

We believe that there is a middle ground and as Artists that are being asked to create art on your hair we have a detailed consultation prior to doing anything.

Look for a hairstylist that you feel comfortable with, stalk them on google and social media after all that’s what it’s for! Once you have done your research and happy then make a booking and follow the below!

There can be differences in terminology and filters so we go out of our way to synchronise to ensure we are all on the same page before starting. Typically everyone’s version of short, long, medium, blonde and brown is and will always be very different. It’s like a woman with waist length hair that’s black telling a hairstylist with a shaved head that’s bleached platinum white she wants it short and light! You really have to understand the filters which everyone’s is different!

Here are a few things to get you ready for your next Salon Visit

  • Reference photo’s, ideally 2 or 3 but remember a few things here. Don’t randomly save photos that don’t match or have any synergy with each other. If you have a direction be clear in your thoughts. Keep in mind the majority of images on line have or at least could be edited in tone, shade and reflection so try and get few options of the same tone to be sure.
  • Maintainence and upkeep have to be a point of discussion. While you may love a certain look, you may also not be prepared to be locked into 3-4 week visits. Keep in mind cost & time to upkeep, if you are ok with it then it’s fine. Usually a similar effect may be able to be achieved that’s less Maintainence, ask for options.
  • If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you already have.
    • If you want it to look natural, understand it needs variation in tone and hue, both vertically as well as horizontally, no one’s hair is naturally all the same color and tone from roots to ends!
    • When you are getting a haircut, it’s important that you are honest when it comes to styling it, we can cut it in such a way it moves in the direction you want it too and we will show you how to manage it. If you intend not to do anything, then tell your hairstylist so we can help find a style and plan that ticks that box for you.
    • Trust us, if you have done your homework and found us, trust that we know what we are doing. It may take us several visits to get the desired result due to condition and maintaining the integrity of your hair but understand we don’t over promise, we will always be keeping it real to ensure the end result speaks volumes about our work.

    Hope that helps and remember, consultations are free!

    Where are we located

    We are posting this as it has Come increasingly popular to DM us and ask for our location so it’s clear that some have trouble locating that information on Facebook or Instagram so here it is!

    117 Meherchand market

    Lodhi Colony

    New Delhi

    Surprisingly if you type ” Rod Anker Salons” into google maps it will guide you to our front door. Or if you still are having trouble call 01141010011 💕

    How much is a color

    First off let’s just all agree that everyone has a budget for most things in life. It’s not just you it’s us too so this is simply to explain more clearly why Hair Salons can only give you a guesstimate when it comes to over the phone or DM, that too won’t be accurate because chances are your hair is not standard.

    When you color your hair, it’s done taking into consideration the texture of your hair ( thickness of strand, porosity of the hair & density of the hair ). It’s also then the previous colors that you have had & the condition of the ends and the overall length that are a deciding factor on what needs to be done to achieve your desired result.

    It is impossible without seeing your hair in person to give you an exact price, similar to asking a restaurant what’s the cost to fill your tummy!

    So if it’s hair color your after, yes we do it and we consider ourselves brilliant in this department don’t hesitate to drop in and talk to us, it’s free and we can then give you a quote and you can go home and think about it.

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    Why is your salon so basic?

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

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

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

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

    If this sounds refreshing and you actually want awesome hair

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    Can India hair go white, pink or green?

    Hair doesn’t know if it’s from India, Sri Lanka or China it’s not memory foam it’s dead keratin. Like a lot of things, magic can happy but needs to be done carefully. The darker the hair the more warmth it has in it so the more difficult it is to go super light ( doesn’t meant you can’t just means more time and thought is involved)

    Hair color is our speciality and we pride ourselves in achieving beautiful colors that you will love years after it’s gone!

    We have seen our fair share of colors that have gone wrong, half done ash blonde that’s left gold not platinum and we have fixed them all.

    Kim

    Lir

    Awoka

    Bharat

    Eric

    Santu

    Rather than keep shopping around until someone tells you what you want to hear ( be it price, time constraints or feasible) talk to us and let’s see if it’s possible to have the color you have always dreamt of!

    Who wants platinum blonde hair?

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

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

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

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

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

    When your color lasted as long as your tinder date

    There are times when an awesome color washes out faster than some of your Tinder dates last but there are some simple ways to help it stay longer. ( the color that is )

    Now a permanent color only is as good as the condition of your hair generally so if your hair is shot to pieces ( aka destroyed ) you need to firstly work on that before thinking of changing things up too much. We have all seen someone’s ends dramatically faded a few weeks after a color, it’s because the hair condition is not good enough to hold color. The cuticle May be destroyed so much no matter what you do it simply won’t hold.

    Here are a few things you can do to help yourself ( just like you need to do after that hook up )

    • Use Sulfate free shampoo – Sulfate is the detergent that can strip color!
    • Regular trims – removes split and damaged ends preventing split ends to travel up the hair shaft
    • Don’t over heat your hair – dehydrates it and causes split ends and melting of the hair nothing on this planet can fix!
    • Avoid too much sun, it bleeches the hair.
    • Avoid using any kind of oil, yes yes we said don’t use oil. It increases the heat of your hair and will dehydrate ( even if it’s only small deposits left after shampooing it )it not add anything to it! It may look shinny from the coating but will be rough.
    • Get yourself a clear gloss color over your color, it seals it in and helps dramatically hold the color!

    Now if it’s still fading come see us and let’s work out why!

    Looking for a hair solution to your problems?

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

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

    Getting the perfect Instagram shot

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

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

    The image that was taken from the phone is below.

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

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

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

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

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

    Action image shot by Jason

    Life’s a beach

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

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

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

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

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    The only time it’s ok to come early

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

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

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

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

    When your so called balayagè looks like something you want to flush

    It’s no secret that Instagram has made it look like some things are super easy, from making cakes that will make you cream your pants or sky diving off a cliff but one thing that is certain, Balayage is not a DIY type of thing.

    If you want it done properly go to a professional salon it’s that simple. No it’s not just like colouring for to dot Susan, it’s creating art freehand and no not after a night out on turps ( although have done it and was all good ).

    Thinking about getting away from foils and getting something more natural then come have a chat with us.

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    What face framing color looks like!

    Often it’s hard to explain things so we use multiple tool to try to explain what a certain look is. Here is a perfect example of face framing color, slightly more color around the face than the rest of the hair, it opens up the face ( unless you wear it all over your face )

    The darker the hair is naturally the less light you would take it, it’s meant to be subtle and not a highly visible effect rather a shift of color that enhances the overall look!

    So if you are after a color that you want to go out and show it off then give us a call 01141010011

    The real reasons why your color washes out!

    Your goal was mermaid hair or it could have been just a nice vibrant color either way it’s not going to last unless you look after it!

    There are numerous reasons why your color might fade and here they are, they are all important and some colours just won’t last long even though you think you are doing everything right.

    • Shampoo is super important and if you are using a harsh shampoo then it will strip the color faster than you can get yourself a selfie. Use a Sulfate free shampoo!
    • Conditioner, yes girl you like it full, good for you but if you don’t close your cuticle then the color which you put inside the hair will wash out because the cuticle ( the outside later which gets closed by using conditioner ) is left open for the color to fade!
    • If your hair has been abused to the point it’s Brocken chances are no matter what you do the color simply won’t take let alone stay in.
    • If you are using an anti dandruff shampoo, kiss your color goodbye!
    • Over exposure to sun, salt water lightens the hair and removes color.
    • Too much excessive heat ( irons and over drying )
    • Using oil will cause the cuticle to expand damaging the strength ( sure it may make it look shinny) but will in turn cause the color to escape.
    • If your ends are split and you constantly don’t want to remove split ends chances are the color on the ends will fade faster than the rest!
    • Too much prior chemical treatments your cuticle will not have the strength to close and the color will fade.

    So if you have taken the time and money to get a color then protect it so it looks good as long as possible.

    Why hair color is important!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    When you wish you could be yourself

    It’s always a battle when choosing to be yourself, do whatever you like and what others will think. Honestly it shouldn’t be, if you always try to make others happy when will it be your time to be happy?

    Doesn’t matter if it’s pink hair, going short, wearing the clothes you want, choosing the job you want, dating the person you love or whatever. Be happy with you, make decisions for you. Maybe, just maybe the people around you are not supporters of the decisions but it’s your life!

    Not having black hair could save your life!

    We are here to inform, educate and help you live with beautiful hair!


    Be warned, that having hair that is the same color as your stove top can get you toasted literally!

    Choose your hair color only at professional salons and please don’t think that choosing a number from a shade card is all you need to know, its not!

    Why your weekly hair spa is not going to fix anything

    So you’ve destroyed your hair by doing every chemical treatment on the planet because, well because you were told it was needed now they tell you “Mam you need a weekly hair spa” then have the nerve to tell you if you buy 5 you get one free. Like oh we ruined it but to fix it we can save you some money 😫


    Problem is if your hair is that fried no amount of treatments will bring it back to life. Prevention is the best treatment yet very few value the word NO when it comes to getting what you want. Now sure there are products that can artificially rebuild the structure of your hair to some extent and will most definately help but a hair spa? Nope it’s basically conditioner in a jar labelled “hair spa” which is a superficial product and won’t do anything much after you have walked out of the salon.

    Some salons put you under a steamer, telling you it opens the cuticle and helps penetrate. What it does is swell the hair by heating it up causing the cuticle to feel smooth until the swelling goes down. Yep you think wow it feels better but in fact the next day after you wash it, it’s exactly the same.

    Healthy hair is hair that has been looked after by proper applications of color, regular trims and good hair care regime. Just because a salon offers a treatment or service doesn’t mean you should do it.

    Prevention is better than cure any day, no down time! We may say no to you to do certain things but it is for your own good!

    How we like to work

    In any salon in any part of the world things work differently but in most salons, you make a booking at a certain time, turn up ( on time ) get your hair done and the world keeps rotating.

    Sadly there is the odd occasion we all can run late, it happens and we understand, the odd occasion we do too.

    When this happens we call you and would like to think you would do the same, if we are booked out then we will schedule another time that suits both you and us. All this sounds very civil and realistic I know, even more sadly people with a 45 min booking either don’t call or answer the phone when we call or call an hour later and tell us they are running 10 min late because of traffic.

    We hold appointments for 10 min then if we can’t get hold of you, you haven’t called then we will take another booking in place of you. When we have a list of people who want that slot it’s not fair not too.

    Now repeat this twice and we can’t make bookings for you, you will have to drop in and try your luck.

    If you have a booking and don’t pick up our reminder ( so you can keep the booking maybe but maybe not kind of attitude) at the end of that day we cancel it if we have not been able to get in touch ( we will try calling you three times ). We will give that time to someone else.

    Please respect our time as much as we love doing hair, we can’t operate blocking times and not having people turn up because the traffic, kids, dogs, maids, driver or whatever creative excuse you can imagine. We are humans and get it but there is two sides to the coin. ✌🏻❤️

    Mushroom balayage

    Once you have decided the technique of balayage you are left with the color and the amount to choose from. It can end up being either too much ( in a lot of cases ) or you may think not enough.

    The idea of balayage in itself is subtle and given the fact that it isn’t done at the roots it is meant to be a more natural approach to colouring. Do you go ash, can it go ash, should you still be a warm blonde. All these questions can be talked about when you are consulting the stylist depending on your skin tone and the overall look you had in mind.

    Yes it’s cool and if it is done the right way can last months and months before you need to do it again.

    Are you bubbles removing color?

    Chances are, (unless you are living under a rock) you know what SLS or Sodium Laureth Sulfate is, if you don’t in lame terms it’s detergent. A lot of shampoo’s have it, washing detergent has it along with floor cleaner, car degreaser and the list goes on.

    It creates the mass of bubbles, it also can remove the expensive color quicker than you expect!

    While a Sulfate free shampoo will still bubble and clean it uses natural surfactants to cleanse that is more mild on hair and skin and will maintain your color and condition of hair and skin.

    Flip the bottle over and read the ingredients to know more!

    Why your Balayage looks like a bad Ombré

    If you have ever been out on the social circuit ( yeah it’s a circuit ) in delhi you would have seen it worn by a few very well spoken ladies, in fact maybe your friends Auntie, or mine who knows! The reality to get a good Balayage is not hard but you you continually do it, it ends up looking like a Solid mass of gold!

    Now unless you are one of those style freaks that likes to match your shoes with your bag and trying to get the hair in the same family of tone ( please don’t ) you need help!

    Neither of these photos have filters or have been adjusted in any way btw

    A lot of the time the problem is the hairstylist in fact did what you asked for, rather than saying no. Sometimes when your hair is dark and you all want ash blonde, it’s more complex than a simple Balayage so needs a firmer understanding of color, lightening and the underlying tones that your hair will throw off as it gets lighter.

    What we did here is reverse Balayage ( darker color ) then a smokey ask toner over it to blend it. We think it looks great!

    If you have gone too far and it’s looking like trash or need help, pls call us on 01141010011

    You want Art but it’s too expensive

    One sure way not to get the color of your dreams is to get on the phone and call every salon asking for a deal! In fact it’s the one sure way not to get it!

    Creating the color rarely involves pulling a tube off the shelf and putting it in a bowl and applying it on your hair. There is more to colouring hair that that. Everyone’s hair reacts differently and depends on what your hair has in it at the time ( pre color, oil treatments, prior color history, condition, underlying color etc etc ).

    Now no one walks into a store and randomly picks something off the shelf without asking the price unless it’s the dollar store so we get it. If you would like a certain color the best thing to do is drop in and speak to us and see how much and in fact if it’s possible because sometimes going from black to ash white in under an hour is not possible and not so cheap!

    We cut hair not prices!

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    Blended Balayage is your new Side piece

    Things come and go, today’s BFF is tomorrow’s stranger and while at the time it may be sad, it’s life!

    What you once considered your one true go too, turns out is as fake as the ones you shamed, but hey at the time it felt authentic and everyone saw it so it must of been real?

    Chances are most probably saw through it, I guess you were clouded by the image you saw. You deleted messages explaining what it was, although not all and it was only a matter of time before it was known you actually lied, it wasn’t real. You were clever in your cover up but those photos as much as you thought they were references don’t add up!

    You had it all but that one small cover up was the last straw!

    Just be honest, tell the truth it’s better for everyone!

    It’s not natural it’s a color and those photos to your hairdresser are not your friends!

    Better than balayage, it’s the new balayage 2.1 muted and softer so you can lie to all your friends and tell them it’s natural!

    Get yours!

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    The home of freehand color

    Do we do color too, yes we do in fact we are kind of known for it. With Rod being named colourist of the year by Vogue few years back and the International experience we know our stuff!

    If Balayage is something and you have been saving photos until your phone is full then it’s time you dropped in and spoke to us about it.

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    Babe you look stupid, please stop using these app’s

    We all have someone on our following that is obsessed with these face smoothening apps, they actually think they look good still!

    Newsflash, your in your 50’s or at least we thought you were but these app’s make you look 65 and desperate so stop it! Yes you, stop it!

    If you hadn’t noticed the world has become a lot more authentic and anyone who knows you or you know them, let them see the real you!