When it comes to doing something to your hair, you need a solid line of communication with the person doing it in order to get it right!
You say short and to you that means mid shoulder but to some that means clippers off. Your blonde is someone else’s brown. Getting it right always should involve a discussion, reference images and only after everyone is on the same page should it continue. If there is doubt, things should not progress.
Consultations are free and happen before we do anything!
So before you jump into change and end up regretting it, talk first and make sure you choose the right salon & stylist to do your hair!
Let’s be honest there is a lot more pressing topics than what hair to wear so you seem cool. But that is exactly the reason that has fed the flames for a more 70’s look emerging. Long bangs, curtain bangs, faded out colors and grown out white hair!
With a lot of people option to either try box color and have it go horribly wrong or simply use this time to let it be! This year has pushed us to more easy low maintenance hair that we haven’t seen since the 70’s and it’s hot!
So if you are keen to get rid of the shackles of 2020 and start living more free with easy hair the time between Christmas and New Years is the best time to do it!
Come on, a tropical holiday is highly unlikely and possibly not safe this year anyway but you ended up with socks and now you are feeling a tinny bit unloved. The fact you are reading this means you have a lot to be thankful for but….
Don’t worry the entire planet feels your pain but there is hope, whilst we can’t gift you anything other than a fresh look, you will feel better! Why are you sitting around feeling sorry for yourself, give us a call we are open throughout the holiday season.
This year has taught us a lot, always have wine in the cupboard, keep adding to your watch list on Netflix and have a hair plan that’s low Maintainence. Having to head to a salon every few weeks whilst it’s fine if you can, we we suddenly can’t then what will you do. Having hair that’s low maintenance is the ultimate guide to 2021 for your hair!
Certainly tools like the Dyson air wrap helped as a lot still wanted their beach curls during lockdown. Then we had the color regrowth situation that has changed white hair forever and it’s a great thing! Getting roots show white and having to stress over it literally a few days after doing it taught a lot of people that coming to grips with the fact their hair isn’t black or dark brown any more has been great! The further away from your natural color ( the color your hair is now, not what it was when you were 18 ) you color your hair the faster you will need to do it.
Then there was guys who had overgrown sideburns day 4 of lockdown. The idea of a fade was considered too short, now it has become the normal.
Getting a cut that works for your hair & lifestyle is the ideal way to be able to live your life and visit us around that versus making hair appointments around travelling or social functions. If you haven’t changed thing up yet and need help, we are here and only too happy to discuss with you a way to get a little less stress in your life!
It seems like we need to lay a few rules down sadly to make sure we all are on the same page. Our main goal is to be a safe place for everyone, which includes us as well as you and everyone else we see!
Yes a lot of similar places let you take your mask off, drink coffee, order food and maybe not even wear one while you take a photo or maybe the salon you go too wants to take your photo without a mask for “ just a minute” well sorry that’s not us. We care more about your safety than getting an OOTD photo. We want to stay open, we want you and your family to be safe and we want ours to be safe also. So here goes!
No mask No Entry
Your temperature will be checked and you will need to sanitise your hands upon entry.
Bookings are limited so pls be on time, 5 min +|- is understandable but more than that will inconvenience the entire salon for the entire day. If you know the time you booked in for pls be on time. We don’t make you wait, please don’t make us wait! If you are late most likely your appointment will be cancelled and you will need to reschedule.
Mask has to stay on the entire time in the salon
No take away food
No water or coffee, tea is available in salon or to be consumed.
No showing us your face, if we need to we will ask for a face selfie from your phone.
No you don’t need your PSO whilst inside the salon, they all can wait outside and tell them we are not going to hurt you!
You can wear your mask but if we are colouring pls wear one that is disposable or ask and we will provide one for you.
We hope you all understand that spending 2 hours getting your hair done with us means keeping your mask on and being in a safe space. We have maximum 2 people at any time all following the rules, let’s keep it that way! If you want to try any of the above you will be asked to leave immediately without ANY hesitation and not be invited back!
Looking forward to seeing you and if you feel like you would like the salon to yourself, we can block it out for you by prior arrangement just give us a call!
For bookings either call us Monday – Saturday 10-6pm or Dm us on social media.
With everyone’s anxiety levels higher than ever it’s no wonder we are all putting off living. Making the simplest decisions suddenly have become a decision based on safety. We get it! The last thing anyone wants to do is be in a crowded space indoors!
On the outset just to update everyone we have maximum 2 clients at any point and it’s by prior appointment ONLY. We are now blow drying but if you don’t feel comfortable we won’t just let us know in advance. Every surface is sanitised between every single client and everyone is wearing a mask for the duration of the visit as well as the entire team every minute of the day!
If you want to come in alone and be the only person in the salon, obviously the person cutting your hair, let us know as this is available by prior appointment also. Limited slots daily and can be done early in the day.
At the end of the day we know how you feel because we feel it too and no matter what requests you have to feel better we are happy to take them on board. The main purpose is delivering beautiful hair, making you feel good in the safest possible environment for all.
Simply call us on 01141010011 or Dm us on social media.
There is always a lot of talk about things you can do yourself at home to make sure your hair is healthy. It’s hard to know what to believe or not to believe.
When it comes to a cold rinse, it does help soothe the cuticle and reduce the swelling of the hair marginally. Warm water swells the hair and is obviously more comfortable to shower in than cold water. Even the thought of a cold rinse is making us get chills. Will it help with the frizz, well yes slightly.
It’s possibly not worth the risk of catching a cold during winter so you can skip it. What you may want to adapt and try is after your blowout on each section blasting it with cool air, this does the same thing but also sets the hair the way you want it. It’s hot or warm air that dries it and the cool air in fact sets it!
It’s an easy change to your look to color your hair but getting it right so you don’t end looking weird can be a challenge.
Guys can be lazy, it’s true I know we were shocked also but it’s a fact and coloring your hair is not something you pick off a menu board based on your favourite actor. It can be time consuming and the Maintainence can be ( not always ) high. If you want a result you have to put the time and effort into it.
I guess part of the problem is the options, there are far too many. It comes down to how much maintenance are you ok with and how much effort you want to put in. If you are ok with 2-3 sittings in the salon over a week then maybe platinum blonde is ok for you.
And if you just maintain the ash tone by using a silver shampoo then your look could evolve into something like this as it grows out.
Or if you want more fun then you need to go through the above then you can color it some fun colors but beware that these colors don’t last long and you will need to touch it up every week or so.
It you want pastel tones then you have to go platinum white first. These hair colors require a clean white base to start with.
Now if you start and decide it’s too much work then you will be left with a yellow or gold color that ends up looking like a bad DIY
So if you guys want to color your hair, the best thing to do is get some references of what you love then get yourself a consultation and a plan on how & when you will do it!
Finding out what you want is never as easy as asking “ what do you want” it’s always a lot more than what’s on the surface. A lot of people underestimate communication snd it can destroy economies, marriages and certainly be the difference between an horrific salon experience and one that you love!
Short to you is one thing, short to us is another and whilst you may not want a bleech used it would all be a belief based on the past or your understanding on what it does. Having someone explain the what why and how of you achieving something always helps. It may be right you shouldn’t do it, it may be also the only way you will ever love the look. Ask the right questions and you will get the good answers.
It’s true hairdressers talk a lot but in our own defence it’s because we know that’s how we find out the information we need to be able to make you love your hair.
Consultations are always free and it’s about finding out what you want and how to get it including pros and cons and price together with options.
Most likely we have all done this, filled up the fridge with food then gone and got take away for dinner. More often than not it’s about what makes you feel good and if it means shoes then so be it! Do what you got to do to make it a happy day!
So if it’s a nice new dress or a blowout do it today you will feel better for it, don’t leave it in the cart!
Chances are if you color your hair you have been told to color the entire head of hair if not everytime every second, after all the color should be the same from roots to ends correct?
Wrong! If you want it to look natural and be healthy you shouldn’t be coloring the ends, it should be left to fade a little to give a more naturally worn color. Apart from the look of it, think about the condition, if you keep putting a color on the same hair over and over again the damage is going to eventually catch up with you!
A worn color is typically 1-1.5 shades lighter on the ends due to sun, exposure and slight fading. It looks good but if it becomes too gold or red you can tone it a little every now and then as needed or alternatively use a toning shampoo that helps keep the warm pigments shrunk.
The way your hair moves and bahaves is largely due to the way its cut. It’s a living part of our body that behaves the way it does for a reason. It’s understanding why and creating the right shape,length and texture to encourage it to do what you want versus what it will try to do naturally.
If this isn’t what you want it’s our job to create the right environment for your hair to do what it’s told rather than leaving it to chance or a blowout for you to feel good and be happy with the way it looks!
When it comes to curly hair, it’s a constant battle of managing the condition of the curl, the humidity and the overall shape of your hair. One wrong move and it’s a possible disaster that can last months.
Deciding on layers or no layers depends on the density and texture of your curls as every head of hair is different. But there is one common aspect of curly hair and that is the volume that layers create. Volume can be your friend if you just know how to utilise it. Hidden layers remove bulk and texturising creates volume so beware!
Then the product and the way you handle your hair is another demonthat needs patience and less is more! A creme based product is typically better and once your out of the shower avoid touching it too much!
It’s easy to get swept up in trends, following the masses and looking like everyone else! The problem is you are not everyone else, you are you! You are completely different to everyone is so many ways and it’s important that you do you the way you want!
A fairly boring world if we all looked the same, thought the same, had the same dreams with no variety or difference it would simply be boring!
So before you follow, think about you and what you want to look like. Stand out by making you happy not just following everyone else!
Chances are no one is going to tell you, you will be bombarded with omg I love your shoes but how often have you had compliments about your hair?
Now we are not saying your hair does look bad and if you can take the attention of the neglect with a nice pair of shoes you deserve a slow clap. However it may be easier to simply order new shoes online versus navigating an appointment and going to the salon. We get it.
Before ordering your next pair, why not make a booking to get your hair done?
With everyone being scared and anxious on stepping outside we all are looking for options on how to live life, it’s reality. Calling someone home to get things done seems safe but is it actually safer than leaving your house?
Would you order food from a cloud kitchen or someone’s house where the possible protocols are not followed vs buying it from a restaurant in which they are trained to ensure safety? Or a Restaurant where cleanliness is trained daily
Everyone has a different opinion but we feel being in a controlled environment where everything is monitored is safer than risking various degrees of “clean & safe”. Now whilst everyone says there house is clean, sanitation is done the best yet everyone’s version of safe and clean is completely different. I know people who will not even open the front door and others who have people over every night, both are clean but both have very different versions of being safe. By getting someone into your house that may have been to others homes is basically putting you in the same position as the least careful person that they have been in contact with.
It’s not how clean and careful your house is ( we are sure it is clean ) it’s about having the environment that is controlled. Having a space that daily has protocols before and after someone’s leaves with a group of people that are trained and have a system to sanitize correctly is safer than when a visitor is less frequent.
It’s not your house, it’s the one before and the one before that which should concern us.
This is not meant to be scare tactics, simply opening thought as to which is safer. We have set out our safety protocols and ensure the area is sanitised before and after every guest. With one person at a time and restricting entry we have maintained an environment that is safe.
We all know someone who says they never blow dry their hair and yet it always looks awesome how? Is it a skill that is taught to few and a mystery to the masses or is it so obvious that no one tries it?
Could it be that a few small tricks and doing less is actually the answer? Keep reading!
Now let’s get one thing straight, you can’t get a haircut once every 6 months and expect your hair to sit the way you want it’s unrealistic it needs to be trimmed every 6/8 weeks to remove dehydrated ends and to prevent split ends. So the foundation is regular trims!
Secondly it’s product, you can use different things for different hair and the needs change depending on the hair. Let’s just put a few products in the basket for you and you can try what you have and see what works and what doesn’t.
A serum, this closes the cuticle and prevents frizz ( don’t use anything too heavy and must be water soluble)
A leave in conditioner which adds moisture, 5-6 sprays throughout.
A sea salt spray, adds strength to the curl and helps it retain its shape.
Now the hard part! After gently applying all these products and ensuring you are not tossing it around, you need to do NOTHING but wait!
Everytime you touch, flip or move it you are encouraging frizz so just don’t touch it, sitting in non direct sunlight and not with direct air facing you ( not in the car with the aircon on full facing you either!) Just wait!
Your curl will be defined and more crisp. Now you know the basics it’s up to you how you adapt it, every head of hair is different and may need more or less of the above. Remember the more you touch it the more frizz will appear!
No secret that 2020 has had its challenges and if we are honest Hair isn’t the worst thing that has or could have happened. But now it’s become aware that some instead of growing length, it’s reducing. We have in the last few months seen more amount of hair than ever, some going from long to short, dramatic changes and some holding on to death life the length they have.
Split ends happen for a few reasons, excessive heat when styling, over processed chemical treatments, blunt scissors when you last had it cut, lack of regular trims.
The ends split as the centre hair structure is left exposed and is prone to being damaged over time. If it’s regularly trimmed then any fragile ends are removed and giving it a fresh lease of life!
Can you remove split ends with product? NO
The only thing that removes a split end is a pair of scissors, your hair should be trimmed regardless of what your hair goal is, every 6-8 weeks. If not you could end up with multiple splits which will eventually break off and you will end up loosing length not gaining it. The split keeps travelling up the hair shaft until it breaks off, then a new one appears and so you end up with shorter hair over time!
Long before we had restrictions and salons were open everyday you could go get a blowout regardless of the situation without thinking twice. Now we have to mentally plan our every move.
For those with curly hair, who have had a love hate relationship since childhood it’s been a time to stop and fall in love with it all over again. Curly hair can be naughty, miss behave just the moment you want it to act normal it decides to act up. It has a mind of it’s own. There is no sure way to make it do what you want but you can have more firmed crisp and structured curls with a little know how and some practise. There is no reason why your curls isn’t a positive!
There isn’t a “one size fits all approach” to which products to use or how to use them, but there is a general direction we can help you take that may help you a lot!
So many people still flip and fling their hair around like it’s a whip and a rodeo and those people need to stop! The more you move it the more frizz and unruly it will become. Here is how things should go from the minute before you get out of the shower.
Once you have shampooed rinse and squeeze out excess moisture apply conditioner to the length and GENTLY work through, gradually using a wide tooth comb to selectively remove the knots from the ends working up to the roots. Gently rinse, do this well and avoid rigorously moving the hair too much, keeping it flat. Finish up in the shower squeeze the excess moisture out of your hair and step out. Using a towel gently squeeze excess moisture from your hair ( DO NOT RUB!)
Now given that every head of hair is different but curly hair craves moisture so use a serum to close the cuticle, a leave in moisturiser and possibly a curl cream or additional moisture creme or a sea salt spray for hair that’s a little finer and lacks the strength in the curl.
You can try to speed up the drying process but the minute you do, frizz will appear and the definition will go for a toss!
Remember while it’s drying any movement needs to be limited and gentle, like super gentle.
Try it and let us know how you went, remember that you may need to get a fresh cut which will help with the ends if it’s split or damaged
It’s a fact that this time of year the Frizz is at its worse so firstly chill out! But one of the major factors that cause frizz is the way you treat your hair, the majority of the frizz can be controlled simply by controlling how you handle it.
Habits that you have had may be wrong, so it’s time to break it down hopefully to make your life easier and not end up walking around like a frizz ball.
Putting your hair up wrapped in a towel may be practical and look sexy but it creates frizz, your hair twisted and tied up will make it frizzy!
Instead after you have put your products in, pat dry and try not to disturb it much at all. When you have the conditioner in, use a wide tooth comb and comb it through. After you have rinsed it don’t over handle the hair much at all.
Drying your hair upside down to get the fullness or shaking it out is also a NO NO as it will create frizz
Every movement you do with your hair needs to be gentle and slow, flipping hair around is inviting it to misbehave and go frizzy. If you can use an old TShirt pat dry the excess moisture go about doing whatever it is you need to do then gentle remove.
Small gentle movements without the drama of flicking your hair side to side will put you in the best chance of less frizz
Put your hand up if you baked Banana Bread in 2020 🙋🏼♂️ keep them up if you worked out online 🙋🏼♂️ get comfortable because keep them there if you grew tomatoes 🍅 🙋🏼♂️ So by now we all think we can DIY almost everything because we had too and some things we can do better. I must say our home made carrot cake is the best I’ve ever had!
But when it comes to doing your own hair color or cut it’s just not the same because even if you have the 35 min video open of “ How to cut hair like a pro in less than an hour” you most likely can’t condense years of practical experience in a 35 min video.
The need of the hour earlier was DIY because there wasn’t options plus no one was looking at you. Now it’s slightly different and you have access to salons. The salon open so you don’t have to worry about helping yourself.
We all know someone that when asked what they feel like to eat they reply with “ anything” yet they don’t mean anything. Describing a mood or a color is not always the easiest task. You want to feel relaxed but not so relaxed your almost sleeping, you want it blue but not bright blue.
To be able to achieve the goal color for your hair it involves a conversation that requires some in-depth Q&A about exactly what you have in your mind. Now obviously the best thing to do would be to have some reference images to help you and we would always suggest 2-3 images of your ideal color.
Saying you want a powerful blonde means different blonde depending on who you ask. Similarly if you say short to someone with a shaved head the image in the mind will be different to than if you ask someone with hair halfway down their back.
If you say pink to someone, any of these could be passed as being pink!
All completely different colors but yet the same.
We believe that there is an image in your mind as to what color you want your hair, the perfect color. It’s our job to get that image out and the plan how to achieve it. It’s not the name you call the color we are interested in, it’s your image of that color we need to find.
Consultations are the key to a successful salon visit no matter what. If there are no questions being asked, chances are one of you is in for a surprise!
A lot walk out of the salon after spending hours to get your hair done with a color that is awesome only to have it wash out and look dull or tired shortly after. There are several reasons why your color May be fading out let’s talk.
Color needs a healthy hair in order to hold true to what it should be. If you imagine the cuticle ( the outside layer of your hair ) is like the doors in your house. If it’s not closed then nothing will stay inside, it gets closed when you condition it, when the condition of your hair is healthy and chemically hasn’t been compromised much at all.
Now whilst coloring your hair is a chemical it can be done whilst keeping the health of your hair in tact.
Don’t so extremes, one month you go dark, next month you want to go lighter then you decide red is your color and the following month you want ash blonde. Guess what, firstly it’s not going to happen but even if you get close the chances your hair is going to hold color is slim! The more damage your hair goes through the less it will hold color.
Use a sulfate free shampoo, you have heard us saying it repeating the same song for years but it works. Always condition your hair, this closes the cuticle. Regular trims to remove split ends which will cause hair to become brittle and split.
Remember the better the condition the better the chances your color will hold. Products like leave in serums are good as long as they are water soluble.
If you can’t get it to hold then it may be time to stop what you are doing and book yourself in for a consultation with us.
For some it’s 14 days for others it may be 22 days yet for the majority it’s in the 5th week after visiting the salon that they notice it needs attention.
To maintain the shape of your style you need to be trimming it every 6-8 weeks, for guys it’s 5 weeks as typically the hair is shorter so it’s more obvious that it is getting out of shape slightly faster!
If you are growing your hair you still need to trim it every 6-8 weeks also but obviously trim less than has grown to make sure and damaged ends are removed and the hair looks it’s best!
We see a lot of guys asking about hair are and how to maintain their look and get healthy hair we thought it best to put all the information in the one place for you. Looking after your hair daily between salon visits means you have a consistent look.
Healthy habits often take time to get into and it can be hard to break the old cycle of neglect but once you convince yourself it’s consistency that is paramount to actually becoming healthy inside and out!
We all stress and this is not men more than woman or me more than you and it has no bearing on who you are, where you live or what you do. It happens inside your head. It’s important to control the little voice inside your head that fills your mind with anything negative. Switch off, focus on positives because there are so many right in front of you, it’s a matter of seeing it!
Now here are a few tips you can use that work!
Regular shampoo, some some twice a week some say 3 times it’s so confusing but look and think of it like this. Sitting at home and not doing any exercise then every second day is fine. If you perspire then you need to shampoo your hair and scalp or the residue left after it dries on your scalp will cause bacteria and effect your scalp PH Level
Condition your hair every time you shampoo, it closes the cuticle, reduces moisture is trapped inside the hair and keeps it looking shinny!
There are 5 food groups regardless if you are a vegetarian or not make sure you cover your bases to ensure your body has the right amount of fuel.
Now for some people 12 hours would leave them feeling like they still need another 2-3 hours for others it’s 4 hours is enough but realistically your body needs 7-8 hours a day. Typically men need Less than woman as a woman’s body goes through more than guys.
Now when it comes to salon visits to maintain healthy hair you should be trimming it every 5 weeks to remove any damaged ends. Your hair is actually dead keratin and the condition is a direct reflection of both how you treat it externally as well as what you are feeding the roots from within.
Heat styling or use of product has little effect on your hair unless you don’t wash it out or over style your hair daily. If you put product on it, at night shampoo it out so as not to alter the PH ecosystem of your scalp.
You have heard of high Maintainence people but can you imagine spending this much on your hair?
It has to be made up for sure right? This urban myth is actually a reality for a select few and the surprising break up will shock you and wonder why you have been doing your hair in salons like you have been!
So how can anyone spend that much a month on hair?
Here is the breakup
Accommodation $ 734
Hair color 3 times $927
Haircuts twice $320
That is without charging for the 4am boarding charter flights or the 1am touch up’s before heading home for the day! So plus between 60-120% on outcall rates then add additional hours whilst the hairstylist is outside the salon.
Sure sounds fancy but when you consider the actual hair cost is fairly low, so if you own a hotel and have a private plane then it’s really a nominal amount that can keep you locked up inside your home and get everyone to come to you!
Not sure about you guys but we are ok to head to the salon whenever there is time, also happy to wait until when appointments are available.
If you think it’s just a few that live like this, you are grossly misinformed! This is not a privilege of rare few celebrities it is in fact more common that you think.
If you go through your camera roll we are fairly sure your hair looks dramatically different in every one and that’s because of the light.
Most likely a lot of images you have are indoors with little thought to light and direction of the light so it’s hit and miss with your hair. Some houses put warm bulbs, some out warm, some 40 watt some 100 watt so the variation is huge. Now take that add a harsh light coming in the window directly on the back of your head and chances are your hair looks black. If the bulbs are cool then the image will possibly look flat. If you take a photo at midday the sun is directly above you and the top of your head will be lit but your face one big shadow.
The ideal situation in natural light is know as “the golden hour“ which is directly after sunrise ( which let’s be honest no one is getting out of bed to take a “casual snapshot” of your hair at 6am!) and again before sunset. The light is softer and slightly warmer and more diffused.
Get the sun behind the person taking the photo and you will get a warmer softer result.
You know it sounds too good to be true, or in fact it sounds suspicious I know!
We are all looking for a bargain but sadly no colors are not 180rp and you need to start shopping for result rather than price as the product is only part of the service, you also need skill.
We have lost count of the times we have spent hours fixing up a cheap hair color or a DIY haircut. Given everyone was locked up for over 2 months it’s ok that you gave it a go it’s perfectly fine in fact we get it. We have told many while in lockdown to simply shave it off because at the end of the day, hair grows!
But understand there is a lot more to doing color than simply opening a bottle and putting it on someone’s head ( I guess if you did do it yourself you most likely know that now ). Grey coverage, undertones, resistant mix, color fade and brocken off cuticles along with dehydrated hair and an over porous ends all lead to a huge variation in the end result.
We all have that one friend who when you ask “ Omg you have new hair” they very confidently say yes I did it myself for 180rp and guess what sadly in a lot of cases it looks like it too. Now not shaming anyone at all, if you can DIY and it’s working we say stick too it! But if you think you can take your black hair white cheaper and better than us, then we have to tell you to stop!
Happy to discuss ways to get your dream color within a budget or time frame and we also love being 100% transparent. If it’s possible we will tell you up front, if it’s not then we will tell you that too.
For consultations in person or FaceTime call 01141010011
Netflix has currently 36,000 hours of content which means around 2,500 days of watching non stop. Now if you take sleep into consideration of about 8 hours that means it’s going to be very difficult for you to ever finish everything available. Daily hours are adding so you may as well give up now!
You most definitely can’t say, there is nothing to watch or you have seen everything because it’s simply impossible!
The classic tale of how Netflix got its start is that of CEO Reed Hastings, who was charged forty dollars in late fees when he rented Apollo 13 and kept it beyond its due date, keeping for six weeks. As the story goes, his wife was getting fed up with his incessant behavior of keeping movies far beyond their due dates, racking up huge late rental fees. It was told that Hastings had misplaced the video and didn’t want to tell his wife. He questioned himself about whether he was really willing to compromise his marriage over a late fee. On his way to the gym, he ascertained that the gym had a much better business model; you paid a set amount and could then work out as little or as much as you wanted.
Most of you are still doing the WFH so there are no chances you got caught doing anything this morning other than sleeping in. For everyone else dealing with Monsoon rain on the way to work try these styles for a quick 5 min hack to get you ready!
Slick it back neatly with a little gel on the top, comb through gently with a wide tooth comb and let it be! It’s a look!
If that bothers you why not try a low pony tail, same as above but using a fine tooth comb, little gel and slick it back into a low pony tail and you are good to go.
A gel, a thick mouse scrunch it up and pout, if anyone has a problem tell them if it’s good enough for Kim they should be more than ok with it!
The term “hair loss” is such a subjective term and brings up all kinds of thoughts and emotions. Having hair fall out is part of the cycle of hair growth and can not be stopped all together. Every human will have approximately 100 hairs fall out a day as it’s come to the end of the growth cycle ( known as the Telogen phase )
To understand this better there are three stages of hair growth, anagen, catagen and the final stage telogen begore it all starts again called Exogen stage or the resting stage begore new hair appears.
The Anagen stage is where the hair grows and this stage typically lasts anywhere from 2-7 years depending on your body and make up. Then the Catagen stage which lasts around 10 days where the hair follicle shrinks and detached from the papilla or root. Then comes the resting stage called Telogen where the hair sits while the new hair develops and pushes out the old hair and the cycle repeats.
Stay with me, it will all make sense!
With the entire world on lockdown and the threat of being infected with corona virus, jobs lost, employment uncertainty and the stress of family and friends and all of our future our body is producing more Cortisol ( also known as the stress hormone or the fight or flight hormone ) which in turn pushes the hair into the Telogen stage faster than it would normally. The increase production of this hormone also gives us less quality sleep, mood swings, muscle soreness, less flexibility, rapid weight gain, high blood pressure and a flushed face!
All in all the thought that the stress is making your hair fall out is in fact partly true! The best way to deal with this is to manage your stress levels, good nutrition, realistic and consistent sleep patterns, meditation and in extreme situations you may need to seek medical assistance. Also please see Other reasons you could be having excessive hair fall
It’s been a lot to take in and we still need to all get through the other side, so chill and do what you can and don’t stress for what you can’t do.
Often hairdressers get photo references of celebrities hair that people love, which isn’t the bad thing. It’s human nature to gravitate towards someone we like or admire with clothes, holiday destinations.
Now while we love reference photos as it gives us an idea of what you like as well as what you don’t like but we have to remember your Face shape and hair is unique and the hair you love just may not work the same on you.
It may mean changing some elements of the reference to adapt to your hair and make sure it suits you and you can manage it the way you want.
We are all different and that we should embrace! You are unique and getting the right haircut from thr right Salon should be the focus. One that will help guide you and talk to you about what suits you!
So before you blindly want something see if it’s going to suit you! For consultations please call 01141010011
Every now and then things change and considering you have a fair amount of time on your hands, we’re glad you finally made time to read this!
This isn’t necessarily new but it’s morphed into the egirl or two tone color which has endless options and choice! So if you want something new then maybe this is a good way to get some inspiration for your new hair!
If you want a change then give the salon a call on 01141010011
It’s not uncommon for all of us to try and save money! It’s normal and in fact a good thing, but there is a time and place for everything.
YouTube and the internet is an incredible source of information and we can learn some great skills if we want but there are some things that are simply not DIY friendly. For a lot of people around the world left with no options a DIY haircut wasn’t a choice it simply had to be done snd that’s fine.
It’s not always ( in fact rarely ) going to turn out as you expected because years of training can’t be taught in a 10 minute video but at least it will fix what’s annoying you and give you something to do for a bit!
Now when it comes to color, it’s a lot more complex and easy to end up with a total disaster! Years of training, understanding color and knowing the underlying pigments in your hair along with the pre existing colors you have had it can go sideways fast!
Fixing something like a haircut is fairly simple and you may just need to go shorter than you want but fixing a color is more complicated so you should possibly leave it to the professionals. Who cares if it’s not fresh, doesn’t matter if there is a few white hairs showing. Wait and get it done in a salon when you feel comfortable to step outside!
If you want to hide something, put it in plain sight and no one will see it!
So you have spent the better half of this year trying to figure out how to color your hair at home or how to hide it but why?
Why are you trying to hide or cover it up? Chances are it’s your perception that it makes you look old rather than reality. As we get older our skin tone changes so too our hair so rather than cover it up and try to match it up to the color you were at 21 why not try to enhance it and make the best out of it?
It’s not like there isn’t options, in fact the grow out is hard initially but it can be helped in various ways to be able to get you through it. Or you can simply go cold turkey and let it be.
You may want to check out What we can do here or come speak to us and let’s work out a plan to get you off this cycle!
Our hair holds a lot of weight in emotional value and it’s not a new thought. For years after a breakup or sudden trauma a lot turn to a drastic change to help deal with things and can often be looked at like you are loosing your mind but has a huge relief for most.
Famously Britney Spears back in 2007 walked into a salon in the middle of a divorce and struggling with many personal demons and shaved her hair off. Some would say it’s extreme while others look at it as incredibly liberating. Whilst some psychologist like Rebecca Newman based in Philadelphia says it gives you an immediate boost of Oxytocin which is more commonly known as the “cuddle hormone” which is released by the pituitary gland. This hormone immediately makes you feel good and is similar to a good hug, a romp in the sack or the feeling of love.
We have seen over the years men and woman coming in after a personal trauma getting a drastic new look and loving it months later but at times we talk in-depth about the decision and find that it may need some more thought and a day or two for the to be sure.
In varies movies after a tragedy or trauma many will go drastic to shed the outer self and create a stronger exterior like Jodie Foster in “The Accused” or Deb from the the 1995 “Empire” shaves her head to be seen and become visible. It’s a very personal experience with everyone wanting to do it for various reasons.
So far 2020 has been anything but relaxing we have all had a lot of trauma and stress no matter how you look at it or who you are so increased hairfall is incredibly common right now along with a lot of people taking the opportunity to change the way they look. After all why not!
It doesn’t have to be a break up, a tragedy or something specific but it’s important to get the right advice and have your hairstylist get you in the right headspace to create something you love and won’t be wanting to grow out moments after you leave the salon!
Very few are taking holidays and let’s face it, the thought of heading away sounds great, it also sounds traumatic! Get your dose of OXYTOCIN free with every haircut
The task of going from dark to pastel colors is one that is shadowed in mystery and hidden agenda. We have tried to make things straight forward for you so taking the decision more informed.
Firstly it’s not a “quick” process nor is it cheap but we will tell you it can be stunning if done right! Going platinum is not a quick task and can take Months
Our co founder Merrylin wanted a pink egirl fade so we took the challenge. Her hair hadn’t been coloured for years so it was completely natural.
We only did two sections from the top of the ear to the corner of her bangs. It was lightened from roots to ends for approx 35 min, rinsed and dried then re applied leaving our roots for another 30 minutes. We then wanted to let the hair rest for a few days and the swelling on the cuticle layer to subside.
The condition was great so we toned it lightly adding a soft ash gold to take the raw look off it. The few days rest would ensure the hair is not going to be damaged.
But we want to have a pastel color so we need to remove all the warmth out of the hair, putting the pink over it begore the toner above would not have given us a clean color. Fading the pink to white would have been a fairy tale. So away we went after 3 days and re lightened it leaving out the roots for another 30 minutes.We rinsed blast dried it and applied the pink fade and here is the result.
The pink is intense and the roots and fades towards the ends and we think it looks hot! Maintenance is simply refreshing the pink every 10-12 washes and the blonde will grow out which will add to the effect and most likely we won’t do. Let’s see!
Wondered how some people color their hair every month different colors?
A lot of the references you have saved either in Pinterest or Instagram is possibly manipulated more than you were in your previous relationship. Yes fake, completely computer generated or adjusted to look better on line. Now is it wrong? It is if you are expecting your hair to go from black to blonde or platinum in one application as it’s fairly unlikely if you want hair left on your head!
Keep getting references there is nothing wrong with that, the reality is expectations are linked to the current state of your hair. If it’s been getting coloured black or dark brown for years and you suddenly want platinum blonde it’s going to be a task. Not impossible but also not done in one day.
Another important thing to understand whilst everyone loves DIY every brand has a different way of naming colors. For example one brand may call a color dark blonde and the same looking color in another brand may call it chocolate brown. It’s completely different!
Sure there is a lot of lightening assistance or additives that can be used but hair structure limitations are there no matter what you do. If you rush a platinum blonde you most likely will be back in 3-4 days as the gold or yellow pigment will end up exposing itself as the warm color molecule within your hair will expand after the process days after the color is done!
Give us a call get yourself an appointment and let’s create a realistic color for you that you can manage.
You are not alone, it’s a very real feeling the last place you want to be is amongst crowds or in a space filled with more people than needed. Honestly it’s ok to feel like that, in fact we all do.
We only have 4 staff in the salon and only maximum of two clients at any point, the door is locked and no one else is allowed. It’s out and about without the feeling of people in your space. We have a lot of health protocols in place for the salon to keep us all safe. But we also know how you feel and are doing everything we can to make sure it’s a relaxing experience.
The last thing any of us want right now is multiple people in your space, don’t worry this will never happen with us not now or beforehand.
Looking forward to seeing you all in the salon now we are open!
It’s amazing that in times like these when the entire world is on lockdown you can still manage to get yourself delivered a fresh new look safely while not risking being infected or even getting out of your house!
We have been so overwhelmed with the response to our “do it yourself” package we have decided to add two more so you can choose the level of care you would like.
Yes these are tailor made and are specifically designed just for you! They are done in collaboration with your stylist to make sure the overall end result you love!
Fine print (( Whilst every effort is made to give you the exact look, items purchased may look different in your mirror, as you know your bathroom lighting is kind of, well not so good!)).
So get starting on selecting which suits you and remember this is a limited time and your Promo Code #domedirtyathome which gives you 20% off and gives you the first opportunity to come in, you will be on the first list and is only available while in lockdown.
HOW TO ORDER?
Simply shoot us an email to [email protected] pay your advance booking fee now and get 20% off once we are open. Please be aware image above is not actual the package but you will get an email receipt along with encouraging words to help you keep the scissors away from your hair. The amount you pay is for the service you will be booked in for and will block your next appointment on our priority list.
By pre paying you are helping support a small business and ensures that you will have priority once we open. You will have the first choice of appointments.
It’s over a month now and honestly the thought of the lockdown while it makes us all happy to be able to get out of the house or the living situation we are in, it brings about a level of anxiety about having to leave the house. I guess that’s normal in situations like this but just think for a moment, where will you be going?
We have all changed, life has changed and it’s a good thing. We won’t be taking much for granted now especially the most simple things that’s for sure. Will you be heading to the salon to finally get those nasty roots touched up? Will it be game on for some sexy balayagè? How about bangs? A hair fix because you attacked your own hair with the kitchen scissors or will it be simply going for a walk in the park, a quiet coffee and slice of cake at your favourite coffee shop? Head to your family and give them a big hug?
No matter what it is, the time will come very soon so get ready.
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.
After a few weeks of washing your hands and using 70%+ hand sanitizer you, just like the rest of us are feeling like we have the hands of a 300 year old caveman. Relax it’s a good sign that you actually listen and are following what we should be doing, it’s also a reminder that years ago you needed help remembering!
Moisturise 3-4 times a day, your welcome!
Looking forward to having the salon open and getting back to doing what we love.
There is not one person on the planet who colors their hair that isn’t wondering what they will do, let’s be honest there is a lot more to worry about but who doesn’t want to feel good while being in quarantine! You may be tempted to try a DIY to cover up the grey or the darker regrowth but don’t!
Headed to the chemist yesterday and saw the entire shop was emptied out and the area for box color was empty which shocked me. If you color your hair at home, it can be too dark and you will end up having to do it more often than if you just waited. If you think you are going to do some highlights or go lighter, things will turn ugly really fast! The cost to color in a salon is more expensive than a DIY color true but fixing your disaster ( color correction ) can cost double or triple than the original color. It may not even be able to be fixed! Just wait, we will be open one day and when that day comes we will be ready for you!
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.
For those of you with a fresh color or cut, maintaining it can be scary especially if you are as clueless as we fear you may be, it’s ok even though we explained it while doing your hair then again at the end it can take a few try’s to get the hang of it. It’s ok practise makes perfect.
While we put a lot of effort into talking about your hair before we do it, we like to think that what we create you can do it yourself daily with the tools and skills we showed you when you were in.
If you are struggling, even if it’s not our cut then drop in and see how we can help.
Like seriously there has been generations that grew up with terrible haircuts, low self esteem handed down clothes, no internet, no takeaway, no brands, no encouragement no positive words or no equality in the family unit. No fancy birthday presents no fancy holidays, no pocket money, no advice, no therapy sessions, no Netflix, no phones and no salon visits and yet here we are!
Some kids got haircuts from Mum after dinner on a Friday night in a dark bathroom !
We aim to be relevant and considering Delhi has its fair share of electricity outages we just like you have been stuck midstream not knowing what to do. It happens eve in the salon, we have battery back up and maybe you do too but if you don’t here are a few tricks to help you not freak out!
If you haven’t yet started styling your hair then all you need to do depending on your hair is the following!
Little serum and possibly a thick leave in conditioner. Pat dry and then apply gently, gently pull into a low pony tail and you are good to go. Don’t make the mistake of trying to shake it dry or you will end up a frizzy mess!
A little leave in conditioner, something light preferably and gently put a scarf on your head making sure not to flatten it too much and wait or head to work then take it off.
This one is fail proof, open your phone, head to what’s app message work saying your sick proceed to Netflix log in head back to bed and chill!
It’s 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!
More and more people are choosing a plant based diet rather than eating meat and whilst we are not sitting here pushing our opinion down your throat, you clicked the link so in our own defence you started it!
We can get everything we need from plants it literally that simple and in fact our body functions better being vegan so why not do some research and see for yourself.
A lot of people are concerned and curious what food helps hair grow and to be honest if you want to have your body function to its peak it requires balance. A balanced diet covering all food groups plus looking after our body in terms of sleep, stress etc etc. a healthy growth is part what’s going on inside and what you do with it on the outside. So maintaining a clean scalp, conditioning the hair and not destroying it with heat, excessive color or styling which a lot of times is over done then think you can do a “hair spa” to fix it think again!
It’s one thing to see a photo and like someone’s hair color in a photo at the beach and another when you see the same person inside the office. Light changes everything so when you are choosing or even thinking about hair color it’s important that the images you see are realistic to your goals.
If it’s afternoon winter sun, the hair looks warmer, if it’s inside typically will look cooler. Direct sin will reflect warmer tones and of course then you have the fact that images online most likely have been edited slightly if not a lot!
Get your hair references ready and then once you have, go through them and cut the ones out that are second choices, then you will have a more accurate idea of the hair you want!
Your mum told you to do it so it must be right, right?
Now before you all decide to spam our inbox keep reading.
Oil & water don’t mix right? No they don’t and hair is dead keratin right? Yes!
Oil doesn’t absorb into the skin does it? No!
You can’t replace the moisture inside your dead keratin you can only protect it!
Oil coats the hair even after washing it multiple times, later upon layer of build up of that oil and it accelerates the heat created by sun, air, wind, Ac etc. the heat seals the oil on your hair and the heat is increased sucking the last bit of moisture out of your dead keratin hair!
Later upon later of oil ( because your mumma said it’s good) now your hair feels like a Brillo pad and tougher than concrete but super shinny ( from the oil coating )
Your mum is wrong!
If you think that oiling you’re hair is right and makes your hair grow, stand in a bucket of water and absorb the water next time your thirsty!
Sometimes things get so bad you really don’t see how it can get better, at the time it feels like you may as well just shave it off and start again. Below is one of those times when a little TLC ( tender loving care ) made the world of difference!
We took the worst parts off creating a blunt finish which made the hair look thicker!
Then we blended the roots into the mid lengths and added ash to the base color to help balance out the gold washed out color. We then gently lightened the ends using Balayagè technique to give the hair depth and shine.
then we did a kindred treatment to close the cuticle and lock in some added moisture into the hair!
This is the final result, as you can see the hair looks so healthy, has shine and instantly looks better!
All this in 2 hours, how are you spending your free time?
Like everything that is good, we all often wonder what it is about it that makes it they way it is, just like KFC you may be able to make it look the same but it just isn’t the same! Deep fried chicken isn’t KFC’s secret!
Do we have a hidden way of working, nope in fact we have always maintained the same conversation about being transparent and real, if you need something we will tell you, if you don’t we will also tell you! There should be nothing done unless it makes sense otherwise it’s a waste of time and money. Sounds kind of simple but sadly it’s not common place as much as we would like it to be.
Some may think that being blunt is rude, telling you that you don’t need something lazy or turn up on time so everyone enjoy’s a salon that doesn’t run late as rude. But in our defence we feel it makes the experience a win win for everyone.
If you haven’t visited us, we are not a new salon we have been in Meherchand market for 4 years, drop in say hi and have a chat about hair or just come say hi 👋🏻
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!
So it’s not cool to set off fireworks and pollute the planet and destroy the environment so what are you going to do?
Why not change your look? Doesn’t have to be dramatic, everyone is painting their house so why not a fresh look. If you want some inspiration here are some ideas from face framing color to a dramatic change!
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.
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!
Summer scorching temperatures are here and if your like most people it’s a struggle to go outside let alone feeling sexy.
Why not get yourself a fresh look?
It’s fairly easy to change your hair, knowing what works and what doesn’t is something you are your hairstylist can work out once you have decided. Nothing better when you are feeling flat from the heat than getting a fresh new look!
Call the salon today to get fresh new sexy AF hair 📞 01141010011
After recently reading an article that was completely wrong, even after being asked for the answers, we thought it best to share again some facts about washing your hair to set things straight. Hairdressing is doing hair and to get others opinions, whilst we welcome that with open arms its best to get hair advice from people who are qualified doing hair not your mum, aunt, vegetable guy or your plumber.
Bathroom Image via anyhomedecor
Some say washing your hair every day can cause hair loss?
Well the easy answer is no, however it’s wrong if you use the right shampoo and keep your scalp clean then you are doing everything to have a healthy scalp which means healthy hair growth. If you use a shampoo that is drying or too aggressive, then it can affect your scalp PH level therefore possible increase hair loss ( note that it won’t be the only cause and we have never seen someone go bald from shampoo fyi )
Should you water down shampoo?
Absolutely not, this is 100% false both shampoo and co dituonrr in fact should be used in damp hair and excess moisture removed before using it!
Can we apply shampoo directly to your scalp?
Directly onto your scalp yes, isn’t that the purpose? Take from bottle into your hands then apply it directly to your scalp massage well from scalp to ends rinse and repeat if desired!
Do all chemicals damage your hair?
No, if your colouring your hair “out of a box” or trying to DIY chances are whatever you do may do damage. Colouring your hair shouldn’t cause it to look or feel damaged unless your doing other things that effect it! Don’t do home remedies thinking they are all good, some in fact cause more damage than chemicals!
If I want full hair, can I skip conditioner because that makes my hair flat?
No, if it’s too heavy then use something specifically for your hair. Conditioner closes the cuticle of the hair ( the outside layer ) snd prevents moisture leaving the hair!
Does frizziness cause hair fall?
Absolutely not!! Hair fall comes from inside your scalp, breakage is external. Some people have naturally frizzy hair that no product on planet earth can tame, doesn’t mean your going to be bald. Split ends eventually break off if not cut at some point!
Be careful where you get your information from, sadly a lot of wrong information is out there, do your own research and try to get advice from people doing hair. Remember, a makeup artist does makeup, a numerologist studies numbers, a builder builds houses.
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!
We must say it’s kind of annoying and amusing at the same time that some people will go out of the way to explain to us how to do our job. We do listen and at times you may know the odd thing we can’t figure out ourselves.
Saying that and just to clarify things, we do awesome hair, not pubic hair, we don’t do waxing we are a hair Salon. Yes we are busy enough just to do hair, hair color, hair cutting, hair styling and that’s why we are called a “hair Salon”.
If you are human we are fairly sure you have googled almost every fad diet, cheap getaways, 100 ways to work and still get paid, quick meal idea with rice and beans, how to hide a body in urban area and maybe how to grow you hair faster!?
Beans and rice, no you can’t get paid unless you work lazy ass, fad diets don’t work stop eating crap, holiday at home by stop using your phone and try stashing the body in a Starbucks toilet.
Now growing your hair longer faster and trying to get hair that is super healthy, strong hair or long hair involves being committed to Maintainence and we don’t mean soaking it in Yukult, milk, curd, beer or anything else. Healthy scalp, healthy hair, remove ends every 6 weeks regardless of how long you want it and use good quality shampoo, don’t overdo the heat tools, always condition and use heat protecting serum!
Want to know more on how to get the best hair you can? Give us a call on 01141010011
Chances are if you fall into the “most category” you have done almost everything to your hair in an attempt to get your rocks off and make you happy. The problem is the more you do, the more you you will need to do to continually fix the previous hair turn on!
Just like a lot of things, the more you play with it the more sensitive it becomes and will cause damage!
Don’t randomly jump into doing any chemical service just because your friend did it, unless you have had a proper discussion with your stylist!
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 ❤️
We heard some of you don’t like sarcasm, I know right, who are these people like seriously! Well these same people like captions like ” your hair is your crown” or “buy 2 get 2 free” or even ones like ” get thicker hair with our hair spa” but sadly this type of talk does the opposite for us, it’s boring and fake.
We are a hair salon, not a beauty parlour, it’s not a hotch potch it’s a HAIR salon.
If you are after real and fun, call us or send us a DM if not move along.
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.
There are several situations that require the need to have clear communication before you start. One is obviously the subtle use of the image below the other is getting your hair done.
Now for a lot of people you know what you want, in fact you may even have 200-300 reference images already saved or it may be it’s in your head and it needs digging out. Well that’s why we believe in having a talk one on one before we do anything.
A good opportunity to find out any problems, dreams, wish list, things you don’t like, Maintainence level your comfortable with and a lot more. It’s more than rubbing your head and asking if you want a trim.
So if you haven’t experienced a professional salon that you get asked more question than Donald Trump will get when everyone finally boots him out of office! Then it’s about time you called us!
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!
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. ✌🏻❤️
Seriously the thought of doing it for you everyday isn’t putting a smile on our face so can’t imagine it would you!
But the time wasted getting a blow out 2-3 times a week is kind of crazy so we will teach you how to do it yourself. Basically we only want to see you when your desperate, think of us as your last choice hair booty 😂
We get asked a lot when are we open, then usually get told it’s 10 min too early or 5 min too late. We are open the following hours,
Monday – Saturday 10am – 8pm
Sunday’s 11am – 6pm
Now the reason we are open less on a Sunday is simply so our team can get some family time just like everyone else. We can open after hours and do open early, if it’s made prior and comes with a surcharge.
So if you want to get in before work, no problem but you better keep it!
You can either call 01141010011 dm us on social media, please note early or after hours appointments won’t be entertained for someone who has not been before & all no shows incur 100% payment
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!
Every now and then we get bored with our clothes, work, routine, life and everything just becomes bla. Its sometimes your perception of what you think versus reality but it still has the same effect, you feel flat.
That stupid saying that ” Change is as good as a holiday” is utter bollocks, give me a beach holiday and keep my hair looking the same anyday ( but I guess it has some merit, since it’s about escaping). If you have never had a change of style, semi drastic then you have never felt the immediate power boost to your inner self, that’s if it suits and done correctly.
There is a very simply rule of thumb we go by and it works 90% of the time, to be able to get you in the right head space if you are unsure of what change you are after.
Firstly understand you don’t have to know what you want, that we can work out with you ( a good hairstylist will ask a lot of questions, almost more than the FBI ). What you do need to know is, you want a change. Sounds odd hearing this, we know but often we get people who don’t want anything off the length, no layers, no bangs, no color change but desperate for a change. 😳
Susan, if you don’t change something we can’t change anything.
If you take a look in the mirror and your a little honest with yourself, just for this exercise ok then you can go back to denial.
If your face shape is slightly long, oval or oblong you can not have long hair and it’s that simple. Look at the image below and try to get it, the hair can either enhance your face shape and make it look longer, or balance it out and make it look more balanced.
Your not ugly it’s just an balance between getting it right and having the hair you think you want!
For more info on what is your perfect length, give us a call on phone 📞 01141010011
It’s no wonder we don’t get time to head to salons like we used too years back, life is jam packed and getting the basics ticked off is hard enough let alone “me time” in a salon right?
It’s one of our things, if you want to call it that. We don’t create a “blow dry” culture with the work we do, not intentional and yes we do blow dry’s but our cut isn’t meant to be forced fed dry or into place.
I’m sure a lot of you have been to a salon and had not one not two but maybe even three people tugging at your hair all at the same time, certainly not relaxing or good for your hair. A good cut should move and to some extent sit into place with little effort.
Gone are the days of overdone hair that is more like an extra from a old English black and white movie, it looks old.
Saying all that, if you eat your hair done, drop us a message on Facebook or Instagram or give us a call, promise you will enjoy it.
Because we all like to be rebels, the moment you hear this you may be already planning on giving it a shot. Certain things are harmless to try a DIY and certain things are not, after all I guess years of study there are things that will be taught you can’t get from a 3 1/2 minute YouTube video ( but then again who knows right!)
Things not to try yourself
Replacing your hard drive
Refilling gas cylinders
Cutting or colouring your own hair
Giving your self a hair transplant ( or kidney transplant for that matter )
Waxing your Va-jay-jay
And no I didn’t slip the hair ones in to be all dramatic, we have seen some whoppers come try and fixing it after things have gone terribly wrong. Understand some things are better done by someone who does it for a living after studying for years.
Have you ever got to the point where your hair has had so much done to it, to try and make your life easier yet everything you do is making it worse?
It needs rescuing, it needs someone to tell you to stop, reassess and work out the smartest way to get you back in track. Keep in mind a lot of salons motivations are to add cash in till versus actually fixing the problem, a lot of the time to fix the problem it will involve not doing what you want and you not getting things your way ( that’s why it’s hard to hear sometimes and you may search for a faster result, which doesn’t exist ).
We find a lot of clients come to us after trying to get their dream hair after they have had a series of expensive ” it’s going to solve all your problems” services. Good or bad, we are know not to sugar coat much, what you see is what you get!
When your not feeling your best and someone tells you something will fix it, you tend to believe them because they are the professionals after all but no matter where you live, you really need to do your fact checking first. I would always suggest google but again you need to filter that too, a lot of companies pay people to slag off other companies online ( I know right 😂) so some amount of common sense is involved when looking and it’s always advisable to get a face to face ( it’s free ) and get opinions.
Honestly most of you probably don’t even use your phone to call anyone anymore, laptops are hardly used and most of our work is done from your mobile. Shit I’m writing this on my phone, uploading images and posting it from bed.
When we think about work and marketing it’s completely a waste of time almost having a landline number, in fact at home I don’t have one, who even does anymore.
With 70-80% of our bookings now being done via DM’s on social media it means we are open 24/7 which is cool, hard work but cool. It’s honestly great to be connected to everyone all the time, sure eventually we all need some time off but if it’s 11pm on a Saturday night and you decide you want to get your hair done the next morning then it’s easy AF to slide a DM and wait.
Sure if the business isn’t going to answer for 24 hours then it’s useless but if it all works then it’s solid gold!
Remember back when you were 23 life was gold, you could stay out till 4am drink like a fish, eat whatever you want and still be on top of your game at 10am?
Well your now a little older and that type of life, even the thought of it makes you feel sick just thinking about it. Guess what, as you get older things change, yep sure you always bagged people who used to have a bad back or struggled after s big night but that’s you now!
Your hair at 19 is never ever ever going to be the same when you are 25-30-35 or 50 and no matter how many times you tell yourself, or us it’s not going to change it! It’s life and your body changes, can you turn the clock back….. in short no. Yes there are products and diet that may help marginally to ensure the best possible hair but it’s not going to be the same ever again!
Moral of the story?
Enjoy what you have, when you have it, embrace change and make the most of what’s in front of you. No matter what, tomorrow won’t be the same as it is today, it’s change and you need to be happy your alive.
Now maybe because I didn’t grow up here or maybe because I’m naturally ignorant but I’m kind of blazè when it comes to Bollywood ( sorry ). By that I mean I would barely wait in a line for French fries let alone to see someone’s face. In fact even if I was 5 years old waiting to sit on Santa’s knee for that traditional photo in the shopping centre, I still don’t think I would bother.
Having the chance to meet some amazing people some work in offices, some outside and some in movies, sorry to break your bubble….they are, we are, all the same.
Therefore we don’t go down that route of posting photos, unless it makes them more normal that is.
And whoever can eat a Hamburger like this boss Chrissy Teigen then deserves every bit of shoutout possible.
If your celebrity crush can’t woof down a quarter pounder like a boss, are they even crush worthy? Ask yourself that!
We all hold onto things that aren’t working or don’t fit, could be because you like the idea of it or it could be you are scared of the options. Either way at some point you have to just let it go. If your plant is dying you don’t just sit there and watch it die do you?
Now we aren’t saying shave your hair off, although for some you absolutely should. What we are saying is don’t hold on to it and expect things to miraculously change.
If you always do what you always done, you will always get what you already have!
In other words, nothing will change until you do, it’s really that simple. So if your holding on thinking things are about to change, chances are they won’t unless you change first.
Well in our quest to make sure we cover everything, leaving nothing out we wanted to give a big shout to the basics which we see are s new thing in some salons and bathrooms!
We are talking about how to remove knots!
Now it’s not a new thing to start from the bottom, but some people just like to rip it out like it’s a birthday present or something but it’s not! Combing directly from the roots whilst you have these tangles will cause damage to your hair and possibly break, split and create so much drama in your hair that only scissors will fix it!
So make sure you start from the bottom and remove the knots as you work up the hair, another amazing invention is this little beauty, the Tangle Teezer which will get the knots out quicker than the sale items being sold out at the season end Sale at Zara.
It’s a fairly common request ” I want to be ash blonde” typically like it’s ordering a pizza with little understanding what’s involved or if it’s even possible. After all that’s our job so we are cool with it, but want to shed some light on the facts about it.
Now without getting overly technical the above photo is not on dark hair, the base color is lighter and has a slightly warmer tone, the highlights however are ash so the two combined give you what you are seeing not the individual “ash” color.
The darker you are the more gold/red pigment your hair has & will throw off when it’s lightened.
To get “ash” your hair must be lightened ( it doesn’t come out of a tube, it’s a process and not typically a short one either ) and to keep the hair in one piece would require 2-3 applications then toning. Sadly I have seen foils being done and irons or a hairdryer put over the foils to speed it up ( your hair will be fried, cuticle will snap off and I can guarantee it’s gold as your reading this. Bleaching hair you should not add heat, you can’t speed up the process! There is no short cuts only bad decisions and poorly educated people doing it or endorsing the wrong people.
So can it be ash on dark hair?
Yes but check out the photo above, you can see super light sections and some slightly gold right, that’s because it’s done over several sittings to get the hair light and keep it on your head.
Now whilst you think you may want ash, chances are even after you get it ( if it’s possible ) you will have upkeep you will need to do in order for it to stay the right tone!
Possible yes, easy no but possible and for those claiming you have ash, this is what ash actually looks like!
So if you have had a bad color, give us a call let’s see what we can do to get your hair instagram ready!
Seasons come and go and we all tend to follow clothes trends but very few will flip their hair look as often. Chances are it will be two or three seasons of “I’m growing it” or I like it short and not much in between.
We love our bae Merrylin Boro who within the last 8 months had the following looks,
The Bowl haircut
Shag with micro bangs
Micro bob and micro bangs
And now is growing the bangs out! It’s one thing to hold onto something that works for you it’s another not to move with a look and this is what we all strive for.
Evolving your hair look should be lots of small changes so you don’t get bored and people looking at you are constantly looking at something fresh!
We get asked a lot now about wash and wear hair vs overdone blowouts which are kind of outdated and tend to leave you looking like an Auntie from an Indian TV drama from circa 1970’s. We are very anti fuss and in fact promote easy hair as it brings out your personality and if managed correctly looks best.
Can you get a blow out, of course you can, but it shouldn’t look too stiff and stuck into place or you run the risk looking older than you are, unless you’re trying to look older to get into clubs that is. It’s not about having messy hair it’s about having hair that you can actually manage at home yourself.
Who needs extra work when getting ready?
Using our signature dry cutting which is more than just cutting hair dry ( it’s about cutting it into the shape pre washing and post drying using a Japanese technique of cutting ) enables you the hair to be encouraged to sit a certain way. Now this doesn’t mean defy gravity but rather assist dramatically in the “wash and go” look so you can look good everyday.
If we can’t make you look good chances are, your Ugly
The rain comes and you are all suddenly on the Internet searching for a miracle ( sorry but 😂) the extra moisture in the air causes hair to go crazier than your first boyfriend but there is a solution but you probably won’t like it but here goes.
Hair and the curl is a direct reflection of the moisture content of your hair, the more moisture the cleaner the curl, less moisture ( internally ) the more misbehaved the curl. If you want a product you most likely have already in your bathroom try a serum when it’s wet and again gently applied.
Tips to help prevent frizz
If your a hair maintained ( trimmed every 6-8 weeks regardless if your growing it or not ) this removes split ends that will themselves add to the frizz.
If you are one of those people who flips your hair upside down shakes it, or wraps it in a towel on top of your head stop doing it!!! This type of mistreatment will only add aggregation to your hair once dry, pat it dry don’t rub it like you’re drying a wet dog!
When you have the conditioner in each time you wash it ( and you should condition it every time, it closes the cuticle and prevents moisture escaping ) use a wide tooth comb when it’s in and detangle.
If you get a blow out, chances are at some point you have experienced the hairstylist burning your hair into place vs gently encouraging it. Finish the blow out with cool air, this helps close the cuticle giving it shine and keeping the moisture inside.
Use 2-3 drops of Serum ( we recommend Cristali Liquid by Alfa Parf ) when it’s freshly washed and again as it’s 90% dry
So recently I met someone who had lost a LOT of weight, we got chatting ( my first reaction was is she sick? ) she had been on a “trend diet” loosing over 10kg in a matter of two months which is crazy!
After we finished chatting and me thinking wtf I need to know what she did here, we started talking hair and this is when I knew something was wrong. About 30% of her hair at the top had fallen out, like gone, vanished finito bye bye. I Couldn’t believe what I was seeing it was crazy how suddenly this had happened between visits.
You all need to know the basics behind a healthy lifestyle and food, rather than possible having a flirtatious relationship with what goes into your mouth or treating it like fuel, try thinking about it as the difference between health and sickness. We get a lot of people ask ” what should I eat to make my hair grow longer faster etc etc” these same people literally put their hair through hell, most times not even getting it trimmed regularly, over doing colours and damaging it constantly. Yet expect eating a so called ” super food” will make it all go away…. it won’t.
Before you get into a diet that will surely drop a few kilos fast it’s important to know you could be entering into a situation leaving your body short of what it needs and could experience all sorts of side effects. Our bodies need certain things in order to function properly so ensure that’s happening before you try and defy science and think you can break the law of nature.
Seems like there is a lot of people that are not in business or hairdressers that know so much more than us and we love them all ❤️
Apparently and we never knew this but if you have a big sign you will be busy, if it lights up you will be known as the best, get neon plus one that flashes and you may as well order that private jet because you are going to be rocking!
Shit, apparently cutting hair well has nothing to do with it? If only we had known we would have lit it up like a Christmas tree 🎄
Well two years in and we are going stronger than ever so I guess the sun or moon must be lighting it up cos we are doing great! For those who say we can’t find you, there is a little app called “google maps” and if you type in “Rod Anker Salons” chances are it will take you right to our door, right beside Altitude Cafe or two doors down from Bombay Shirt Company.
If you are still struggling like a German trying to eat rice with chop sticks 🥢 then head to Meherchand Market and call us on 01141010011 as our team love explaining it to you, your driver, your auto driver or the bus driver if the case may be.
Using what we have around us we went for a walk and talked about counteracting colours, what colours balance other colours and what colours enhance other colours. It’s one thing to know the theory and another to have it truly understood.
Even a walk in colourful Meherchand market can be educational if you are open to it!
Healthy hair is not that hard to get, getting shine is possible for everyone but it comes with a catch and it’s typically going to cost you less and you will spend less time in the salon than you do now!
We hear all sorts of things happen in salons from being told to do “hair spa” treatments weekly to apply oil, both are a waste of time and money ( typically but certainly the oil!!!)
So how do you get shinny hair?
Well instead of treating it like a rug you bought at the local market start treating it like a vintage hand woven rug and you will be on your way. A lot of people we meet have had every service known to mankind ( because they were told it was good for them ) and are now left with dry brittle damaged hair that the only fix is a pair of scissors.
We believe that hair must be respected in order to be healthy both in the salon as well as at home, you can’t expect to get something nice done once then treat it like a rug your washing in the Ganges and expect it to be at its best just because you have somewhere to be tonight. Doesn’t work like that!
Do less color application, don’t take it through the ends every time, maybe only once a YEAR!
Keratin is ok but is not a treatment to make your hair healthy, it’s to relax the hair but with the application being done with heat will cause some damage so don’t do it unless you actually need it!
Getting a blow out done wrong can cause as much damage as a bad color. Your hair should never be burnt into place and in fact majority should be done with cool air and finished off and set into place with cold air to close the cuticle.
Don’t trust shampoo unless you trust what’s in the bottle. Always condition.
Don’t use excess heat, wash and leave it once a week without drying or using heat tools.
Stop flipping your hair around, honestly this entire hair flip business you might think is like a mating call but is more annoying than you can imagine as well as creates unnecessary friction.
Some things are not as obvious and to be honest sometimes we have been told our posts are s little cryptic, thanks for noticing lol. When it comes to the color, black it’s a little more complicated and there are pro’s and con’s so let’s talk about them.
Black will shine more as it reflects all light, so basically it may look good on the surface but could be in terrible condition, you won’t see it but you will surely feel it sooner or later, it’s a player 😳
It’s color will not show details and can be deceptive, you can not see what’s its doing, could be good but could be bad you won’t know.
The reality is the movement and texture won’t be visible so a change won’t be noticeable as if there was variation.
Add variation, not saying blonde or white but don’t have it completely black as this is rarely a natural color, add another darker color to it to offset its starkness. After all is said and done, no one wants to have fake looking hair.
I don’t know why but some people generally the lazy ones tend to think they successful people are born rich or have had friends that have helped. Not sure who they are referring too or what planet they live on but it couldn’t be further from the reality.