Doesn’t seem that long ago for a lot of us there were a handful of TV stations all playing much the same nonsense at set times and we were happy or content with it! We would watch it and religiously follow it, watch tv ads buy into whatever was being sold and that was that.
Now our brains crave stimulation 24/7 and often after a few episodes or seasons we ditch a show just because it’s predictable and just boring. We want constant fresh content, hot today and cold tomorrow!
Just like that we now need to think of hair the same way, just because you have it today doesn’t mean it needs to be like that tomorrow, day after and day after, it’s boring!
We hear stories all the time about just about anything, people add bits to stories and as they move along it becomes fact, when in reality it’s just a story. When it comes to hair there are so many stories that are simply not true nor have any factual context at all. Here are some!
Fact or fiction on hair
If you color your hair, it will fall out? False in fact there is more chance of being hit by a plane landing on your house than your hair falling out from colouring. It can break off if it’s not done properly but falling out is unlikely
Cutting your hair makes it grow faster? No false, your hair grows regardless it may be healthy if you get regular trims ( every 6-8 weeks ) but growth happens under the scalp so nothing to do with the ends. Split ends left can travel up the hair shaft and break off but the growth remains the same.
The more you colour your hair the more grey comes? False, if you cover it over time you will have more grey it’s simply hidden.
Washing your hair causes hairfall? False! Hair has a life cycle and once it’s complete it falls out and grows again. If you keep in mind approx 100 hairs a day fall regardless and you wash it every 3rd day then expect 200-300 hairs come out of your hairstyle when you wash it. When you apply conditioner it closes the cuticle and makes it more slippery against the other hair, so the hair that’s fallen out but stuck will come loose then also. It’s not the product!
Shaving a child’s head to grow it thicker? False cutting hair has absolutely nothing to do with the texture of the growth ( which is Dna and created under the skin ) whilst it may look or feel thicker it is simply because all the hair is then the same length. It does not make it grow any thicker, faster or change the way it will be at all!
Hope that’s has helped clear up some hair myths for you ✌🏻
When you have searched and searched finally you found the salon, perfectly scripted quotes on Facebook, the staff were so confident it was scary. You make an appointment and explain what you want, your perfect color. The hairstylist keeps saying relax I got this! Then……..
It’s Monday morning you’re back at work searching for help hoping no one in the office will notice!
We fix overconfident hair and we won’t tell you to relax, we will tell you to keep your mouth shut!
If you thought the only choice for a hair tattoo was a pulse line at the side of your head or a pyramid at the back of your head, you have been living under a rock and possibly need to upgrade your 3G connection.
Sure it’s not for everyone but if it is your thing, or at least thought about it maybe it’s time to have some fun.
It lasts about 2 weeks or until it grows out, if the surface length is short then it disappears faster. The possibilities are endless and you can add color to it to create more drama or wow appeal!
Yes we do it, it’s not excessively expensive however depends on design so best to drop in and have a chat about it.
You grew up thinking you had black hair, everyone told you it’s black, it looks black, chances are it’s not.
When your colouring your hair to appear natural going with the color you were when you were 5,10 or even 15 is wrong. As we get older our hair changes color so whilst you may have been dark brown at 10 your 35 with some white hairs chances are it’s brown!
If you’re colouring your hair to cover the grey here are a few things to help get the best out of the time and longevity of the process.
Always go 1/2 to 1 shade lighter than your natural color
Add variation, a few highlights gives variation and therefore breaks up regrowth, giving you longer between colors.
Don’t color the ends, ever! The ends should be lighter than the roots.
Use a sulfate free shampoo and always conditioner.
Try to add a variation each visit, shade change or add some fun to eliminate boredom.
If you can manage a few of the above, you’re chances of having a color people comment on in a good way are far greater!
Gone are the days of the square or rounded hairline that looks like it was drawn on with a ruler. Hello to the 40’s hair that is rocking men’s hairstyles now!
Yes it’s true some guys have a hairline that extends past there shoulders half way down there back and let’s just admit seeing that poke out of your shirt is hardly cool or sexy.
A tapered hairline extends the life of your cut but up to 7-10 days keeping you look on point longer. It is tapering the skin into your hair, making it a seem less blend that looks clean, sorted and on trend. To make it even better, the area your grey may be showing, is cut short so it means you won’t see it for longer!
If you haven’t tried it, we seriously don’t know what you have been doing!
Seems most of the country is having a sale, 50% off or end of season sale yet is that one or two new items in your wardrobe going to give you a fresh new look?
We can already hear you say “yes it will!” But chances are within minutes of your squad seeing it the shine will be gone and back in the wardrobe it will go. The sad reality is when you get something new that you love you can’t wear it daily or it risks looking like it’s the only thing you have!
Now a fresh new cut or color will have a longer WOW factor both externally to your crew as well as give you that “I feel great” feeling 24/7 no matter what you wear at a small portion of the outfit your eyeing off. Therefore it makes better sense to get yourself into the salon than heading to the mall this Monsoon!
We have always maintained trends come and go, we re hash them make them relevant and the circle of fashion is again complete. 2017 is all set to be the year that we all want change, the easiest way to change your look completely is bangs!
After all there at times when you want a total change but not prepared to loose length this is a perfect time to do bangs!
Here are some options that we hope you get a little inspo!
Looking for the easiest way to change your look then maybe it’s time you got banged up 😜. Here are some various options of bangs to make things a little easier to choose because by now you know any bang is not always a good bang ( pun intended )
Bangs are always in, depending on what suits you both fave shape as well as personality maybe it’s the change you need!
Well the same crap every December when we think next year will go slower but yet it doesn’t 2016 has been full of its own events let’s check them out! ( not in any particular order )
The hidden Rainbow trend got more attention but trying to get less attention!
The entire world said enough is enough we should all be equal, black white pink or grey your human and we are all the same! #blacklivesmatter
An entire country stop taking their medication long enough to elect this twat!
Possibly our generations most followed woman was robbed at gun point in Paris. Returns to New York with a 15 car convoy.
Kanye West has a series of break down moments and is hospitalised.
The black and white double trouble color that depending on the way you part your hair can be black or blonde.
We opened our Flgship salon in Meherchand and is rocking
Every salon in India still hiding their password the same place as there talented stylist lol ( no one can find them )
Hundreds of new DIY’s made us busy fixing color after color and even had a few disasters with bangs that made us secretly smile.
People started growing their hair whilst waiting in ATM que’s around the country just to get a few bucks to buy essentials whilst the “elite” spent countless hours on google trying to find a way to develop a scam to exchange their loot!
Yep America decided as a country to stop taking med’s and have gone completely mental now the rest of the world is issuing travel warnings based on your mental health safety
Over a year on after over 8000 people died in Nepal and still rebuilding from the worst earthquake in their history.
A medieval town in Italy after its series of earthquakes that shocked the world killing over 300 people.
We all decided that the constant crap we are exposed too is just crap, media is changing, our life expectations are changing and we as humanity are less moved by devastation and only react to shock rather than facts. Sadly a lot of the media we see is cleaverly written misleading headlines to get clicks on posts in the hope to be bigger stronger and more “viral” than last week or last year.
Let’s pray for us all in 2017 that we get more human and more intelligent in what we see, how we treat each other and what we put as priority in our lives.
Yep you read it right, winter is around the corner! Feels like every year by the time we stop complaining and get used to each season the next one is here.
This season with hair we have some very cool looks that are gaining momentum in the “real world” which are easy to do and give a lot of versatility with styling. From Sea Salt styling spray to Matt paste it’s all about free moving hair that looks effortless!
So what cut’s are in?
The Lob with either solid overgrown bangs or micro bangs
The mullet, again bangs are optional be it short or long.
For the guys?
Disconnected is in but undercut is out
Texture texture! Keep the sides short with a smooth taper finish
What’s happening with color?
Similar to makeup contouring, hair color contouring is the big thing now, whilst some play it down it’s real and it works. Using various shades and precise placement of color we frame your face in the most flattering way.
With the entire world occupied 24 hours a day between looking after people in the real world to attracting people in the on line world, be it for personal or business purposes we all have less and less time for the things we used to have ample time for just a few years ago so it’s no wonder why trends are changing. In order for us to adapt to the world there is always small changes that happen over time so we can survive, sadly some of us at times struggle with change and try and hold on to what we did years ago in the hope that nothing in our world will change.
Well no matter what we do its changing and there is nothing you can do to stop it, embrace it because change is always good no matter how scared you are you have no choice but to ride it as a positive!
With hair trends the move towards more natural and free hair started a few years ago and is now gaining momentum here in India with more and more people looking for ways to break free from getting their same blow out every few days, here is a few tricks to help get a more natural look without much effort.
Comb your hair with a wide tooth comb whilst in the shower with conditioner in it, the conditioner acts as a lubricant and will prevent friction on the hair
Once out of the shower, only pat do not shake- remember the more gentle you are on the hair the less aggravation on the hair so the less frizz
Using a leave in conditioner, serum, moisture crème is all a good idea unless you have super fine hair, but remember lightly and not on the roots
Sea Salt ( Label M is my go to for all texture styling ) should be used the moment you get out of the shower depending on length 4-6 pumps on roots to mid lengths
DONT OVER TOUCH IT – Sometime we get a little over anxious and want to touch it too much, do not play with it, let it be and do not run your fingers through it, this will create frizz
Give these tips a try and I am sure your hair will be looking more relevant and cool
From birth we have been feed by one notion of beauty; the fair maiden with long locks, a much more feminine perception which has defined how we see ourselves and others for a long time. It was not long ago when tall, dark girls with manly or strong features were considered unattractive (especially in a place like India, the notions of beauty is still primitive), sometimes I don’t understand this medieval concept of beauty that has been passed down to us, it makes it so easy to stigmatise someone as ugly or beautiful. Thank god, we are not a part of that generation were people do not embrace their individuality and try to be the same as everyone. I believe, there is nothing more powerful than a woman who feels confident and comfortable in expressing herself, and breaks free from these stigmas’s. They help us evolve and change our notions of BEAUTY that we have been stuffed with for ages. I still remember my grandma saying ‘I looked like a boy as a kid’, I won’t be surprised if many of us have such stories to share.
But then we have the rule breakers like, 18 year old model, Katie Moore, whose amazing transformation from ‘the girl next door’ with long blonde hair to blunt bob, copper orange hair did not only change her look but also her career. (WE LOVE this little Punk) This shows how notions of beauty is changing and evolving constantly.
Recently, Stella McCartney newest Pop fragrance campaign’s latest face was none other than Madonna’s teenage daughter, Lourde Leon, who is now sporting her new pastel hair for this amazing campaign, one kid who really loves to push it, from grey to pastels. Maybe, that’s what makes us adore Lourde. Before her, we had our Instagram feed exploding with pictures of the multimedia artist and musical powerhouse Grimes, with her Pink punk look, shooting for this new ad campaign. What we love about these young women is – they are not afraid to be who they are; strong-willed, free spirited and independent. Beauty is a constant evolution and you have to love the skin you’re in.
Be a rebel, if you can’t be conventional, than be anti. How you look is how you feel, don’t be scared of expressing yourself. Don’t worry, go pink or green, blue whatever you want to. Chop it off or shave it. Yeah, it might shock your parents or teachers, but honestly, we don’t care. After all, this generation celebrates the weird and wonderful; it’s always good to be different.
We have been washed by many hair trends over the past few years, but, very rarely do you come across a trend that has gone viral, and it’s everywhere. Lob (the long bob) and the bob have gone from the ‘next door girl’ look to one style that was seen all across Golden globes, Oscar and the Grammys.
We love the sexy shorter do Miranda Kerr rocked last month, by far the best feed when it comes to Instagram makeovers. I know we all get bored of the same look day after day. The best thing about summers; it gives you an excuse to go for something shorter and more lived in. I know so many people who would hate to style their long hair every day, plain lazy or someone clueless when it comes to trying different styles and experimenting a little with their looks. Well, maybe the best way to deal with the situation is to go CHOPPY. I know so many of you have been thinking about it for a year and contemplating SHOULD I? SHOULD I NOT? If you’re sick and tired of washing your HAIR FOR HOURS, then maybe it time to chop it off RAPUNZEL, because you’re not going to get laid by letting your hair down from a tower in this generation.
We all have to admit it; it can be hard as hell to take care of your long locks, especially when you’re fighting DELHI’s pollution, dust, the fricking heat, and have lost half of your hair trying out products from TV ads. Why struggle so hard when you can look 10 times hotter chopped?
Don’t make a nest or a mess of your hair, and go get the LOB. If you are slightly more excited then you have the option of going super short, pull off a Taylor Swift,or a Karlie Kloss (IT’S HOT AS HELL, RIGHT NOW). It can be one of the most versatile haircuts, as it fits any woman, with any face shape, or style, and if you have straight hair it’s said to be the shit.
You can keep it with or without bangs, blunt or layered, straight, wavy or curly, and style it in 100 different ways. Who said short hair can’t be styled in many ways, maybe my GRANDMOM.
A LOB can give you a sense of confidence, a stronger look where you will feel more in control. Haircuts have a major impact on how you feel from inside as well as outside, go for this sexy, chic hair style —and refreshingly easy to wear.
Well as the fashion weeks travel the globe for 20 16 here is a snap shot of the hair and our inspiration, certainly we have to say there is a clear direction into lived in hair that is loose and airy and a lot of braids which we love! I have to say on a personal level Alberta Ferretti at Milan fashion week which had that medieval sensuality about it ( a little copper wire and a clear vision you can either fix your car radio or create the next look for a A list designer 🙂 , effortless and connected to the look completly!
Loose low pony tail
Street Style waiting at London Fashion week
Braids braids and a few more braids
Zendaya front row with some sexy cornrows at Milan fashion week
On and off the runway its very clear that braiding is here ( yes still I hear a lot of you saying! ) I’m sure it didn’t do any harm with Kim K sporting hers regularly over the last few months. Easy to try and easy to do, for those of you who are handy with your fingers ( doing things other than texting ) give it a go! If your all thumbs i suggest getting yourself into the salon and letting the pro’s give it a go!