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.

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

So before you spend all your money or think you need to scrap your old color, talk to us!

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.