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.

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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!

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.

Rod Anker at work

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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Phone 01141010011

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!

Rod giving lessons on how to shampoo

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.

John Travolta with a coloured beard and a hair rug

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

Avoid looking like this

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.

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    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!

    I’m trying to grow it so why would I get a haircut?

    Here is the thing, you want to grow it but you still need to cut it every 6 weeks!

    I know what your thinking and if you maintain less being cut off then obviously it will still get longer, makes sense right?

    What happens when you don’t remove split or damaged ends is that the split travels up the hairshaft and more is needed to be cut off. The frayed, Brocken ends make it look dry, out of shape and behave badly ( more than a 3 year old coming off a sugar high ).

    Trim every 6 weeks, even if it’s half of what has grown or less, as your hair grows it will be healthy. Prevention is better than cure!