We are restricting numbers

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

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

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

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

How do you say Balayagè

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

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

A subtle blend using the Balayagè technique

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

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

Communication is key

Everything in life revolves around having clear communication, doesn’t matter if we are talking about business, relationships or getting your hair done. If communication is clear then you are setting yourself up for success. One of the biggest problems we have seen is lack of communication and both parties being on the same page.

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

Hair is completely different for every single person, texture, density and movement along with your current filters of what long, short, natural, big, small is it all depends on you. Along with the fact that everyone has a different version of life, one word can mean so many things.

Having an in-depth consultation prior to making big decisions can be the difference between ok and super happy with your hair! Thank

Instagram vs Reality

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Badass Buzz Cuts for Girls

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

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

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

Check out these before and after shots!

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

The Perfect Haircut for 2021

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

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

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

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

20 BANGS TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE PUSH

Nothing screams “home alone” more than a cropped fringe that’s let’s just say a tad uneven or lop sided. But the feeling of doing something new and different is obviously a rush especially right now! Will it suit you, will you regret it, will it be hard to manage? So many questions but if you put it into perspective, it’s hair and it grows back!

Grombré taking over and we Love it!

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

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

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

ENOUGH!

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

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

So you are growing your hair

Often we have a plan for things with little or no idea what will happen when you get to the end. Could be “I will travel the world when I retire” or “Once I get fit, I will be happy” and rarely anything changes once you reach that point because the end goal is constantly moving. It’s a goal with no end date or resolution. It’s annoying yes we know!

Staircase to nowhere

If you are like thousands of others you will be growing your hair, but what for? For your wedding? To make others happy? To put it into a pony tail? For what?

We see a lot of people growing their hair so they can put it into a pony tail which to the untrained eye is the same as shaving it off, but yet you won’t go short because you feel long hair suits you?!

The reality is, it’s more about how it makes you feel than they actual way it looks! What are you doing with your hair? Are you growing it on purpose or just because that’s what you think you should be doing?

Sunday hair, is it a look?

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Wolf Haircut

If you are wondering what we are talking about, chances you are not on TikTok or have been isolated a little too long. The Wolf haircut is essentially a shag, with a more wispy edge to it. Can be worn long or short and bangs or no bangs, low Maintainence and when cut correctly requires little to no styling!

Let’s be honest, we all now want little effort easy hair that’s cool but seriously don’t want to put the effort in and that’s ok. Products to use for this look would be either a texturising mousse or a styling dust on dry hair to give the desired texture!

Here are some Wolf cuts to get you thinking about your next haircut

Image via Billie Eilish
Via Instagram

So if your done with blowouts and desperately want change this could be your next look!

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

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

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

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

BE CAREFUL THERE ARE VARIATIONS OUT THERE TOO!

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

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

How to get the haircut that just fits you!

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

Via Vice magazine

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

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

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

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

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

Banana Cake, Yoga Work outs & Beach Waves

We are guessing by now you like majority of people on the planet have nailed beach waves and you have seen more variations than we have eaten Banana cake! ENOUGH ALREADY!

Let’s be honest the look is dreamy and unpretentious, it does scream a very real 2020/21 look still but honestly little tired of it. Sure Banana cake is nice but not every single day of my life!

Ok so what then, how can you change your hair without cutting it short we hear you ask! Well the next step for hair like this would be to introduce bangs or bring the length up. Bangs are the safest bet for anyone not sure if you want to take the plunge of reducing the length or not.

Same same but bangs

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

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

So next time you are thinking of going the the salon have some hair references put aside so we can talk about it next time we see you.

Easy DIY home Haircuts that only require Wifi and a pair of scissors

If your human by now you will be starting to get super annoyed with your hair, it’s too long, dry ends snd it’s in desperate need of some TLC. You may have even shortlisted possible haircuts you want and even taken it one step further and searched YouTube and think to yourself, yeah you got this it’s going to be easy.

This guy said no to a stylist because he said he knows how to dress himself 🤷🏼‍♂️

Some things are better left to professionals but we also know that when the hair touches your ears it’s just down right annoying.

It’s 2021 you do you

Do whatever makes you happy, do whatever brings you peace on that day snd don’t think twice. Life is far too short for regrets just do it.

Hair grows, sure it may taken longer than the current lockdown but who cares
Possibly the easiest haircut for guys is the Mohawk maybe not ideal for your next Zoom meeting but certainly will be cooler

So long story short, if your hair is annoying you, you have a wifi connection, a sharp pair of scissors and a burning desire to cut your hair just do it!

Should you change your hairstyle?

Come on, honestly you may have been growing your hair with some dream to have it down to your ankles, then 2021 happened and we are all just lucky to simply make it through. Promised ourselves we wouldn’t be Debbie Downer but try to continuously look at the positive side of life so that’s what we are doing!

Blunt Bob with a long curtain bang 🤤😍

Now we know you have lots of saved haircuts, maybe it’s in your folder maybe it isn’t but should it be?

Effortless, low maintenance and looks bomb

Now we know what you are saying already even if it is to yourself! How can I cut it that short, I was growing it or no I won’t be able to get it up in a pony tail. Well whatever you have on your to do list, maybe 2021 was so eventful you actually need a change more than you think!

Pre pay and save

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

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

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

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

Write to us stating,

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

Post lockdown Glow-Up

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

SALONS ARE NOW OPEN

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

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

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

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

5 haircuts to give you inspiration to cut your hair

By the time you wake up it’s already hot, doing your hair is the last thing that you could be bothered with plus on top of that you haven’t been away on a holiday for over a year!

Well maybe it’s time for a change! Here is some inspiration for you to think about something new!

Via Sèzane
Via Không phài
Via Meozine.com
Via wonderland magazine
Via Unconditional magazine

So if you need a little push hope this helps!

Easy to wash and wear haircuts

If there was ever a moment in time that getting a haircut that was zero maintenance it’s most definitely now!with work from home being the normal it’s a stretch to think of spending time doing your hair when most likely you aren’t even showing your face on zoom calls anyway.

Via Who What Wear

Creating the right texture in the cut to utilise your natural flow of the hair can literally change the way the hair sits! Now sure it’s not like you can make straight hair curly but it’s about making the best of what you have. It may be a certain shape and length would work better snd encourage the hair to behave better. It may mean creating texture by adding less weight or more in certain areas.

Via “Steal the look”

Handy hint or word of advice would be stop touching your hair so much, typically when you try too much you end up creating frizz or the wrong movement and the structure goes for a toss! Use the right products and apply them gently rather than brushing or combing your hair too much.

Via “ Popsugar”

It starts with getting the right haircut which will be the foundation to getting a wash and go look!

You used to be fun!

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

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

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

Men’s haircuts for 2021

It’s true that men’s hair doesn’t drastically shift from year to year or season to season. We had the “grow it long at the top” moment that lasted longer than most people’s foreheads doing the elevated quiff and thank god it’s now reduced to a few rather than everyone.

Now given that most of us are still wearing masks it makes sense that the sides are kept short otherwise it can get annoying. Short fades are still in and super easy but we are seeing less length on the top so styles have moved into super low Maintainence.

So given that 2021 is more about your happiness and making your life easier. Do whatever makes you happy!

How to get this shine for summer!

The Akhal Teke breed of horse has shine built into the genetic makeup but you don’t. Continual color, blowdry and abuse and you wonder why you are not shinning!?

Don’t worry there is help here!

Our signature shine gloss color is back and we are ready to get you to shine bright! It’s a clear gloss that doesn’t act like a normal color, it is temporary so it will wash out but more importantly won’t further damage your hair. It protects from the sun, holds moisture in and helps reflect light!

Takes about 40 min to do and is waiting for you to shine! Give us a call or drop us a DM

How to get your hair Summer ready!

Summer is here and by the looks of things it’s going to be hot!

It’s always a mad dash to get air conditioners serviced, get your hair in order and mentally prepare for months of endless air conditioners. Your hair needs to be ready for what it is about to be put through!

Some quick things to get on top of now!

Get a trim, you have been putting it off now is the time to do it. Removing split or damaged ends now before they get a chance to travel up the hair shaft.

Reassess your routine, maybe you need to change things. Could be since it’s getting hotter you need to shampoo more often as the perspiration on your scalp will be more and you need to remove it or the conditioner isn’t strong enough. Adding a leave in conditioner is a good idea during summer also.

Via Merrylin Boro

Can’t get that shine? Doing a gloss color adds shine and helps protect the hair from the sun! It’s harmless and ideal to do every 6-8 weeks and gives you maximum shine.

If you are thinking of color this could be a good time to change things up too, adding color at the start of summer is an ideal way to get the most out of your look.

Use a leave in serum, leave in moisturiser and sun protection as well as a cap or hat when possible!

Should you do what’s trending?

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

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

Barb wire eyebrows via Popsugar

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

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

Curtain bangs
Pale blonde root smudge
Pastel pink

How to get pastel colors

A lot of social media tends to make us think things are easy or perfect for some and why not everyone. A celebrity only posting holiday photos or a person one day brown hair next day pastel pink. Life is not as perfect as you think for 99.9% of people and nothing comes easy, some days are awesome and some days just suck. But that’s life and it’s beautiful.

To go pastel colors, can be done yes, is it easy and quick NO! Is it low Maintainence… NO! Will it damage your hair? Chances are yes!

Frequently we get asked to go platinum or ash blonde as if it’s available for anyone who asks and yet the reality is it’s not. If you have been coloring your hair dark then 2 weeks later decide ash blonde would look good for the weekend, it’s not going to happen! The darker your hair is the more warm pigment it has,the more warm pigment the more unlikely your hair will simply go white as easy as you expect. Can we do it, yes! Will it happen in one sitting No!

Now we don’t want to put you off visiting the salon but we are known for being brutally honest because we care more about your hair than anything. It may mean cutting some of your hair off, it may mean moving towards the desired color over a period of time or it may simply mean it’s not going to happen. Whatever the case we will go through the process and give you all the options.

Now to go pastel you have to get to a pale blonde first in majority of cases. Once you are a pale blonde then you are a blank canvas and pastel colors on your hair are easy and you can change your look literally every week if you feel like it.

Via Kefan Weng

Do we have the colors, YES! Will your hair be able to sustain itself for us to color it and keep it in one piece? That we need to see.

How to avoid hair disasters

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!

What hair is cool in 2021

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!

Via Refinery29
Via alwaysjudging
Georgia May Jagger
Curtain bangs are big!
More movement less effort via mate the label

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!

How long is that hair color going to last?

Chances are you saved up for the color of your dreams and spent hours sitting in the salon and you have finally made it! Now how long will it last?

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The farther away from your natural color you go the faster you will see the roots growing out. Often the following day from going platinum blonde you will see your dark roots already visible 24 hours later. With white hair ( grey ) that you are coloring you will see them the same way in 24 hours. Hair is continuously growing so the roots will appear no matter what you do.

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The closer to your natural color you keep it in depth and tone the less Maintainence you will have.

Balayagè is done from halfway down and is subtle so no Maintainence is needed!

Always discuss your ideal hair color with your hairstylist so there is no surprises.

How to avoid looking like a lampshade

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!

Very long layers on shoulder length hair creates wide shape
Lots of shorter layers creates big hair and bigger shape
Shorter length and bulk removal creates a soft shape

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!

Get the right cut to enhance your awesome curls!

Be the only person in the frame

It’s almost the end of 2020 and while some have not had a haircut since March it’s kind of high time you did. Not only will you look better but you will feel like it too!

With no extra people hovering around you it’s just the person doing your hair and you!

Maximum 2 people getting their hair done at any point and no walk in’s it’s all via bookings!

Do you need more reason?

The Perfect Hairstyle for your Star sign

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

CAPRICORN

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

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

AQUARIUS

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

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

PISCES

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

ARIES

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

TAURUS

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

GEMINI

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

CANCER

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

LEO

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

VIRGO

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

LIBRA

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

SCORPIO

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

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

Make 2020 your year!

Why you don’t need a Global color

A global color ( an all over color ) is not something you do everytime you get your roots done, you simply don’t need too! It’s rare that you need too intact recommended a lot of times not too and here is why!

The more you color the ends, the more porous they become and the more they fade. If you have an intense fashion color ( like bright red, copper violet etc ) then this is obviously doesn’t relate to you and you will need to “freshen up” the ends regularly. For everyone else we need to understand why you are coloring, if it’s to cover grey then in fact to look natural the ends should be lighter than the roots or you risk it looking fake and coloured. Naturally hair lightens over time regardless and should be 1/2 to 1 shade lighter on the ends. So before you just keep coloring the ends, ask yourself why!

Now when it comes to color your hair, and the roots are showing you have multiple choices, you can do what you did the previous time or utilise the grown out canvas to your advantage and adjust the color. For example you had highlights and they need redoing, you can smudge the root area to help blend in the regrowth and keep the ends as they are. This will give you a balayagè type effect and hide your regrowth.

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3 months later your next visit blending or smudging root area via Pinterest

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The easy way to remove split ends!

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!

Via Gopalika

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!

Close up on left is after cutting sharp scissors on right is blunt scissors

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

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

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

DIY blowout doesn’t make you a hairdresser Susan

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”.

31 Days into 2018, what have you done-You get one life!

It’s Such a common phrase, some people have the best excuses and at times it would be easy to sit down and give up, not try, not put in effort and maybe just maybe most people would. But we are put on this earth, given life and it’s a gift, shouldn’t you make the most of it?

Shouldn’t you be a positive influence in people’s lives? Isn’t that what it’s about?

 

Well its about to be February of 2018 and I am sure that we all started with the best intentions for the year, so what have you done to make your dreams come true this year? 31 days down

It’s one day or Day one, you decide!

We are the best, they said

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!

When reinventing was about being original

In the search for more attention, more market share, better reach and global exploitation everyone is pushing themselves to be better that everyone else. 


No excel are not doing stories like everyone else, although I’m sure the same people who simply copy everyone else would love to see figures vs what your physically doing. Reaching your target market is not about being like everyone else, standing out is not about price, it’s about being the best version of you possible. Long gone are the days when people want a “one stop shop solution” ( it’s almost considered a negative to even say it now! ) yet people and companies are still stuck in the late 90’s when boundaries were smaller and marketing and reach did not have the same mechanisms as it does today. 

Problem is majority of people designing marketing plans or marketing budgets are so ( excuse me for saying this ) OLD both physically but mentally and think Facebook is the go too tool! Information in and out is what needs to stream in real time, bloggers write about things happening literally while they happen, proactive business owners do the same 24/7 because it’s who they are not what they need to be. 

People buy relationships, not products and no one gets excited by a “me too” product or service, people get excited about creativity and originality. 

You get one life!

It’s such a common phrase, some people have the best excuses and at times it would be easy to sit down and give up, not try, not put in effort and maybe just maybe most people would. But we are put on this earth, given life and it’s a gift, shouldn’t you make the most of it?

Shouldn’t you be a positive influence in people’s lives? Isn’t that what it’s about?

It’s one day or Day one, you decide!

You can’t buy it on line!

With everyone trying to sell everything on line there are some things that “online” will never be able to deliver. 


Unless your ordering a wig of course!

Hair is a people’s business and it’s personality driven service based on skill and delivered through the culture of the salon. The reality is a lot of salons in India still think they by opening the doors employing whoever and not investing in training and Developement of the team that success will follow. This could not be further from reality. 

If you think that a salon is a salon, drop in and tell us, we are fairly sure you will get it within 5 minutes. 

Meanwhile please shop for all your other things on line god knows you need it but it’s always good therapy 

Donald trump’s hair is made from hair from 37 barbie dolls!

Lots of rumours around this head of hair, apparently it’s not real and in fact made from cut hair from barbie dolls ( made in China ) to the fact that there is a consistent regrowth that is the same in every photo. Could this be true? 

Is the leader of the free world’s hair actually be as fake as his tan that obviously out of a can?

We spoke to NASA engineers and they confirmed the indastructable style can withstand wind, rain, hail, scorching heat and countless meme’s. They have confirmed they are collaborating with him on a new shuttle shield based on his 1hour daily routine of styling. 


Obviously this guy has no idea how to run a country but we are thinking he should be doing some styling sessions at the local retirement home helping old men look like they have hats on. 


At the end of the day, no one cares about the hair, it’s only the content that comes out of your mouth, in his case it’s verbal sewerage. 


Can someone who spends this long on there hair be trusted? We say no!

They keep pushing it you keep swallowing it!

I don’t know when the day your average consumer will wake up and realise the utter crap some people shove down your mouth like it’s French fries 🍟


The sad reality is most dumb people believe it, the stupid Ines doing it and the stupid ones buying into it.  We see miracles that can make your hair silky in 10 minutes, the cheapest and the best this or that and yet no one wonders how? It’s called marketing if you were in 1980 but I guess thats another conversation, the cheaper faster best era where everyone claimed to be the best and the cheapest until the consumer got smarter and realised they wanted salons they could relate too and communication become more about reality than selling crap! 


Bar code standard talk is almost scripted and funnily I know people who teach scrips, this is a personal industry and words have to evolve organically. The only way that can happen is by education and not teaching scripts or standard one size fits all hairdressing.  

Words of wisdom, educate yourself and research salons not just browse a Facebook post it’s your hair. Personality sells

The year of the Cock?

Yes in Chinese Years 2017 is the year of the Rooster and we thought it best to fluff our feathers in case your want to get your cockfighting game on fleek for 2017 here is some bird inspo for you


When you conditioner has run out


When you think your a mermaid but you are ugly AF


You got rebonding because, well because you got it cheap lol


Because you know hair is Art


No it’s not a wig, it’s natural 


Your stylist fell asleep learning Ombré oops


Well it’s cold 


Marylyn Monroe can do it so why not you!


I play bass in a band


Look at me I’m a Mermaid Cock


Selfie Cock 


You said I needed rebonding and color on the same day and you were giving me 20% off. FML you fried my hair Cock


Color game on fleek! 


I don’t have a regular stylist Cock 

So no matter what Cock you are channeling get yourself into see us soon and Happy Chinese New Year!

Round up of 2016


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 need a holiday



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.  



Hair fall facts dropped

You’ve blocked the drain in the shower and every time you sit to eat food their seems to be hair in it?


Sound like you?

Well it’s a common issue and most people still live in the dark about how much is too much and what’s normal when it comes to “hair fall” and a lot of haircare companies simply react to people’s concern and bring out a shampoo for “hair loss” instead of providing information.  Here are some facts!

  • Loosing 100-150 hairs per day is considered normal ( the longer it is the more it will look like)
  • Not washing your hair because you think it’s falling out will make matters worst
  • Substituting shampoo with dry shampoo is wrong, it will cause more problems. 
  • Hair fall is seasonal and hormonal driven. More falls out at the change of season 
  • Prolonged use of “anti dandruff” shampoo can in fact cause hair fall due to the quantity of harsh chemicals
  • Oil rubbed on your scalp will leave residue and add to problems not prevent them
  • Using a leave in serum after I condition will help will lunricating hair whilst combing hence less friction & less breakage
  • Breakage is not hair fall, you can not destroy your hair with doing chemical services, abuse it with heat and label the breakage as hair fall. 
  • Diet has a large role to play in hair fall
  • Stress has a large roll in hairfall 

A little common sense when it comes to hair fall and consulting a doctor if you feel it’s abnormal ( which if your reading this you most likely feel it’s extreme )

Beware as many companies and clinics are cashing in on your insecurities and will happily apply this and that telling you it is what you need.

Remember this;

  • A clean scalp
  • Condition always 
  • Balanced diet 
  • Regular trims
  • Don’t over process your hair, chemical burn and breakage is real

Arm yourself with a educated hairstylist that can help you sort out fact from fiction!

Donald Trump joins the hairdressing fraternity and dislikes bad Ombré 

If you interest in the American elections has replaced the re runs of Friends and you missed the last Presidential debate then you missed Donald Trump talking about “America having some bad ombre’s” or did he mean Hombre’s ( The Spanish word for Dude ) either way we are not sure so we thought it best to clarify.

Mr Trump your right America does have some bad Ombre but it’s not just USA but this is what bad Ombré looks like so we can all be on the look out for Color gone wrong.


Here is some Good ombré for you Donald!


So we think it’s safe to say anyone who doesn’t know good Ombré from bad Hombres should just gracefully drop out of any race or it could lead to a hairdressing backlash that no one wants to see. 

 

Come see us and we will help shed some light on it. 


5 hair looks for fashion week to get you sorted

Well it’s Fashion week in India next week and rather than rolling over in bed morning of day one and trying to do the bed head look we thought we would help you a little. 

Braids are still in and have been on the runway as well as off, oversized scarves and casual bun with an oversized scarf it’s sure to get you in the mood for the shows. 



So if you want to stand out and look effortless plan your hair it’s a few days away!

Have you morphed into a Viking?

It’s perfectly normal to get carried away with a good thing but we need to know when enough is enough. It may be coming into winter or you have just completely forgotten to stop and look in the mirror as part of your morning routine but your beard may becoming a state of its own! 

The important fact on beard Maintainence is the shape has to work with your face shape and can very easily add 10-15 kg’s to your look so be careful. Sure if your frowning it for a early 18th century warrior movie, or have just purchased that Harley Davidson then completely ignore this now, you look great!


If you or someone you know is sending  Viking vibes a little too much please seek professional help. 

Beard grooming helpline 

011-41010011 

Bippity bop we are not a One stop shop

In a world where convenience is not a luxury but everyday life, it’s a battle to be everything for everyone every minute of everyday. It’s not a challenge it’s actually unrealistic. 


We see so many startups and established businesses being proud they do a little this and that. Seems everyone is developing an app for booking everything from a taxi to on line hair appointments and going to extreme lengths to be average at everything but master of nothing. Sure there is a market for that, it’s not us and never will be. When you try to deliver great everything I’m sure most people if your honest will admit it rarely happens ( in fact I’ve never seen it ). 
We believe in being the leaders in hair and will put all of our efforts to continue to do so by concentrating our focus on education. 
We are a hair Salon, we do awesome manicure and pedicures and we do not do makeup, beauty, spa, waxing, laser hair removal or sell tacos or chicken tikka although I’m sure if we did they would be awesome 🙂


So just like Olympic athletes train for one sport not all, we too train to be the best at certain things not everything for everyone. After all wouldn’t you prefer your hair being done by someone who takes the craft serious with passion with the only goal to do their best in one thing?

State winner

So many want to be biggest & fastest etc but when it comes to our ethos we just want to be the best, create an environment that encourages, supports and pushes the next generation to excel. Creating people who want to win, who are empowered to excel is what makes building our brand the most fun and rewarding because this will change lives forever!

Very proud of Simran Kaur from our Salon at Pullman hotel for taking out first place in the state championships! Winning some cash and now competing in the National finals, where the winner will be off to the Middle East to compete for the Global title against the rest of the world. 

It goes without saying how proud of Simran we are and she will be training hard over the coming month in preperation for the Nationals.

Go Simmy Go

OMG its a Hair Salon

Every day we were hearing you say, you should be closer to my house, why don’t you open in a more central location and of course the odd even scenario was driving everyone crazy ( but only every second day ).

In the most art centric market in Delhi, Meherchand Market we have opened our flagship salon, set on two floors in 1100 sq feet it is a visual canvas that defines both what we do and who we are. Clean, uncluttered and non pretentious ( well when its closed anyway ). As the flagship Salon In India, we decided to be possibly the only Salon that just focuses on Hair, no manicure, no pedicure like our other Salons just hair. OMG its a Hair Salon!

Yes 100% of our time and focus is hair, which makes us be the best in what we do without distraction. Like our other salons we use Alfa Parf & Label M which are the best products for hair, may not be the most advertised or endorsed by Bollywood but they work on hair better than other product so I guess that’s  what counts.

Exciting new Braid bar opens this weekend, which means Friday and Saturday nights could not get easier to get a quick on trend braid which keeps you cool in the peak of summer has never been easier! Possibly the coolest looks right now be it box braids or a simply one strand braid we can do it! Open on Friday and Saturday afternoons because who goes out on a weekday anyway!

Come see us we are open 7 days a week, only Sunday we open a little later and close a little early because we know our team need to let there hair down!

 

117 Meherchand Market

Beside Altitude Store

011 410 100 11

or email us on [email protected]

Art + Hair

So recently I have had a yearning for inspiration as creatively there are limitations when it comes to hair here in India ( lots of reasons and I’m not complaining just tends to get a little bla after a while not diving into the unknown creatively  )

Creative inspiration comes from life even tho it’s a little cliché  it’s true. Art has a huge impact on me as an artist and opens up the part of the mind that helps you think outside the box. Too many of us get caught up playing follow the leader, not sure why maybe it’s easier to copy paste compared to taking the risk and doing things different. Anyway here are a few images I have on my phone that caught my eye, I think in a world full of information to stand out, less is best.  

  

Hair is an art form as much as paint or clay.