The haircut you should have had before lockdown and why!

Hindsight is a great thing but also kind of useless. Regardless let’s look at what you could have done differently so you wouldn’t be climbing the walls right now!

Sure it’s only been 8 weeks but for some of you it was already 6 weeks when you got locked up so you have reached a level of desperation that you may never have experienced before. Good to hold on to that feeling for a bit because hair shouldn’t be that much work, god knows all these people you see online with good looking hair, how are they doing it?

The secret is actually not that secret, the way to have hair that behaves with little or no effort is getting a structurally sound cut that encourages your natural movement so your daily blowout is a thing of the past. Now sure that’s not going to help you now, we know but it’s time that your daily pony tail or top knot gets benched and you start loving your hair again isn’t it?

It’s not always about cutting your hair off it is about understanding how hair moves, managing your expectations of what it can and can not do. The longer the hair the less fullness you can create, even with layers. The shorter the hair the less weight it holds making it more flexible and free to move.

The Lob haircut is the in between length that still let’s you put it up as well as wear your hair down without fear of looking like you escaped from an institution. it’s not for everyone, depends on your hair texture, length, Faceshape and lifestyle.

Once we are open, give us a call and get a consultation on how we can help you love your hair again without spending hours every day!

People pay thousands of dollars a night for isolation

Chances are you are part of the 99% of the world and not the 1% but imagine you were for a minute. You used to book luxury destinations based on isolation and the fact there would be very few if any people around. No one beside you at dinner, the pool to yourself, hidden service staff so you felt alone. With service pre planned so you no matter what you wished for it had already been thought of so there was little or no need for human interaction. Just you and leave and quiet.

The design of these luxury hotels would be complex at the back end to make sure you never had to see people, imagine behind the walls busy with people making sure the things you were dreaming in your mind were being a ruined behind this solid wall. You would be pampered with what you needed plus what you never thought you needed but not have to deal with uttering a word! That is Luxury.

So before you start labelling this time as terrible just for one moment think how extremely lucky you are to have experienced true quiet and peace. That is if you are home alone with people you actually want to spend time with that is! If not then when things get back to normal plan yourself a holiday! Without the people you do sadly had to spend time with locked up!

My only wish is that I was on lockdown in one of these beautiful properties.

WHAT TYPE OF BREAD ARE YOU?

This quiz will determine the bread personality you are!

Via Pinterest because we don’t make bread we eat it

Seems like suddenly everyone is a chef and expert on bread making so here is a little quiz to determine what type of bread you are!

The Sour Dough

Your the type of person who would be happy to be the life of the party then suddenly disappear when it looks like it’s heading past your bedtime. You enjoy reading self help books and often quote motivational quotes as captions on your Instagram whilst dressed in your night clothes before going back to bed at 11am. You drink fresh juice but you order it online because you’re lazy. You have a lot of opinion and a lot to say but when you get past the crunch, there isn’t much to say you keep things to yourself, after all why bother with certain people right! A wild imagination with a huge appetite to travel and explore! you would post your loaf making on stories and do a proper setup for an actual post telling everyone you casually made this. Cool on social media but in real life, is this the same person?

The Multi Grainer

You think of yourself as a doer, you know so much it’s honestly a tad scary, you know fitness and health hence you choose to have some flecks of healthy looking things in your bread! You don’t mind telling everyone you workout, in fact you probable post it every chance you get #fitness or #detox life! You are the one that knows better and isn’t afraid to tell your friends whatever they are doing is wrong, honestly it’s true you know better! Doesn’t matter what you put on it, with dark flecks of healthy bits in it, this bread is life! Typically posting with Avocado and an egg with a sprinkle of chilli flakes. You are a weekend Vegan, you like to think of yourself as a “save the animals” but in private you eat anything that has legs but only post your vegan life #plantbased

The Right Said Fred White Bread

Firstly you probably won’t get that, google it! You couldn’t give a toss about the style of bread because your a risk taker, you don’t have time to choose life is short! You most likely don’t even have an Instagram account and most likely still only check twitter and retweet political stories because, well your an intellect and honestly instagram is for cats and pets isn’t it? Good luck to you, bless your sweet little heart, go toast your fluffy white boring toast with a little marmalade because that’s they way you have eaten it for the last decade! You are a creature of habit and will only sleep on a certain side of the bed! But hey you tell it like it is, so you’re cool

Bouffant Baguette

For you size matters, your life is a show! Get those OOTD photos at any cost, possibly living the big life but just on the gram! You have a lot to say but when you meet others, your personality and mouth are on lockdown. You talk a big game, often with little or no idea what you are talking about, full of couch advice and haven’t left your city since….well ever! Ideally you would eat it cut diagonally with some pre made dip and some imported cheese. After all you need to appear wise! #instalife

The World Has Gone Banana’s

Now you are the one true hero of not only the kitchen but possibly have the traits to save the planet you know your way around the kitchen but also love to mix things up and are ok if you don’t have all the ingredients. You are flexible and love being around people. You will be posting at an alarming rate images from your kitchen right now and loving the DM’s in fact that’s the food you really enjoy, self praise is like yeast and you kneed it to rise above the rest. After all you are not only a fitness, lifestyle planner you could literally do anything and it would work. #loafoftheday

Now whilst this information is 87.62% accurate you can be a combination of a few. A good few of you have been posting your kitchen success stories and god bless you for that, please for the love of god stop! Enough we don’t kneed it!

HOW TO CUT YOUR OWN HAIR DURING A LOCKDOWN

By about now most guys with short hair will be needing a haircut and possibly looking like a something more reminiscent of a zombie movie so what do you do?

Well it would be nice if in a few short words we could teach you to cut every hairstyle ever done or teach you the tricks that took years to learn. What we can suggest is that if you can’t wait then why not shave it off? Certainly isn’t the end of the world, it’s summer coming anyway so it may be a good change, hair grows back!

If you think you should still try a DIY haircut then check these beauties out!

So if you are smart you will wait a little longer and we will all be back to normal!

Corona virus headgear for your new shaved head

We keep getting asked for various tips on how to do this or that while in the corona virus lockdown. To be honest I don’t have the products at home to color anyone’s hair pink purple or brown let alone think anyone else that doesn’t do hair would. The best thing to do to get through this lockdown with your hair is nothing. The option is either leave it or shave it off completely, relax hair grows back!

What better time do you need to do something drastic? You can dress it up with various masks and designs and guess what? You don’t have to go out in public for weeks so not anxiety when people gasp or freak out and end up offering an opinion.

Images all via Pinterest

If you decide to leave it make sure you have our details saved for when we reopen!

Sleeping till 11 everyday and not showering till 5

A lot of us yes us have easily slipped into becoming couch potatoes and whilst it feels good to be able to have this eratic relaxed way of life, it’s not productive nor good for our mental health.

It’s been over a week we have been on lockdown in India it’s now time to fire up the engines and start getting your fire back. It’s time to get a routine that’s encouraging to bring out the best in you for you! If your struggling with lack of interaction then get on the phone and call 10-15 friends and ask them how they are doing, call your family, call your workmates and say hi. It’s not about talking negative about the situation it’s about lifting us all up! Stay positive and stay focused the comeback is going to be sweet!

If you are thinking about a haircut then maybe Read this

With or without oil?

Now in India you have all grown up being told oiling you’re hair makes it healthy, grow faster, thicker etc etc and every now and then you wonder why it feels dry still, well here is why!

The hair once it leaves the body is dead keratin and it’s not alive it’s dead, the growing part of your hair is under the skin and is feed by what’s inside your body with small elements of the growth subject to the outside world. The dead keratin ( or commonly called your hair ) can last longer looking better if we treat it the right way, so far so good and makes sense!

Now once the hair exists the body it has internal moisture on the inside and an outside layer that opens and shuts called the cuticle ( think fish scales overlapping each other ) if they are open the internal moisture gets sucked out by heat damage, pollution, chemicals, coloring incorrectly, Sun, wrong products and neglect and the list goes on.

Using oil to get a head massage you relax ( awesome ) but you maybe have forgotten oil and water don’t mix right? So what happens is even if you wash it out 1-2 times directly afterwards there are small oil particles left in the cracks and in between the cuticle. Over time more is there and with heat from the sun, our body and/or heat from styling they get sealed on the hair eventually coating it completely like glue.

Then what happens is that the internal moisture evaporates from the hair pulling the oil coating tighter onto the cuticle, making it tight suffocating the hair. At this point you have super shinny hair and are most likely convinced your hair is super healthy, the reality is far from that. The oil layer is making your hair look shinny yes, your hair is actually brittle, dry and extremely fragile.

Don’t believe us? Try getting a small amount of hair in between your fingers and rubbing it together. Hear that rough sound like sandpaper? It’s the rough coating over the cuticle.

What do you do instead of oil I hear you asking?

Well firstly oil doesn’t need a replacement as it’s not needed or desired for healthy hair firstly so relax you don’t need to replace it with anything. You do however need shampoo followed by a conditioner and if your hair is brittle maybe a leave in conditioner and a moisturiser.

When these things were used or started it was a different time, the world was different we didn’t have the Developement with products or science to know better. We do now and we know that it is not what your hair needs. If you still can’t survive without a weekly oil massage replace oil with conditioner you will thank later.

Wash your hands, even between snacks

A lot of us are at home and whilst we think we can go back to our dirty ways and not wash as vigilant as we did when we did venture outside but we MUST!

Doesn’t matter what you have been doing, you never know what you have touched. Keep washing, keep washing and stay vigilant.

I’ve washed my hands so much I found the answers to my eighth grade test

After a few weeks of washing your hands and using 70%+ hand sanitizer you, just like the rest of us are feeling like we have the hands of a 300 year old caveman. Relax it’s a good sign that you actually listen and are following what we should be doing, it’s also a reminder that years ago you needed help remembering!

Moisturise 3-4 times a day, your welcome!

Looking forward to having the salon open and getting back to doing what we love.

Get the Hair Salon to yourself during the Corona Virus outbreak

We know the current situation with Corona Virus is scary, we are all worried, we need to remain calm. Whilst we have stepped up our sanitation within the salon as well as between clients we have been asked if we can offer early or after hours bookings. For those of you who would prefer to come in when there is no one else in the salon we do offer this and have done for a long time, but now it seems more appropriate than before.

If you would like to come in before we open for the general public we can arrange this only via PRIOR APPOINTMENT. Conditions apply

We also STRONGLY request if you are not feeling 100% well, show any signs of sickness that you do not visit the salon until you are well.

We are all human and have families and infection can spread to people we all care about that may or may not be able to cope as well as others. Hair can wait, life is short let’s get through this calmly and with respect to everyone. ❤️

Our main focus is hair and we continue to be a safe place for everyone and wish for everyone to respect that. We reserve the right of refusal of service and/or entry to anyone whom we feel may not have everyone’s best interest in mind.

Discount hair services are not always the best idea

If you go to a supermarket to buy bread, the ones that’s about to go stale is always on sale, it’s discounted simply because it’s shelf life is shorter! There are two very obvious ways to look at discounts and that is product vs service. If you have a product and shop for the best price then you have very few problems that can go wrong, it’s the same product or brand you are just looking for the cheapest!

If you want to buy discount medicine the first question you would ask yourself ( or should be ) is this Medicean actually ok! Looking for a cheap doctor, one that can give you a great deal on your upcoming surgery? Makes no sense right, you wouldn’t want to get your surgery done during a “Happy Hour” or 50% off it’s simply crazy!

Similarly searching for the cheapest salon or a “deal” won’t get you want you need to be happy, it rarely does in fact it can end up costing you more money to fix your hair than it would have cost to get it done right in the first place!

Often salons advertise heavy discounts but by the time you leave you have ended up spending a lot more than you thought.

So for all those people wanting to know our price list, we don’t give quotes over the phone on colors bavasir it’s so subjective and we need to see your hair and talk face to face yo give you a ball park figure. Nothing more embarrassing than thinking it’s x but turns out to be xyz.

We encourage our clients to ask about price, it’s normal. Once you have had a chat with us ask the price, if you are happy to do it then we are good to go, if not it’s ok too.

Care instructions for your new hair that pet salons won’t tell you!

For those of you with a fresh color or cut, maintaining it can be scary especially if you are as clueless as we fear you may be, it’s ok even though we explained it while doing your hair then again at the end it can take a few try’s to get the hang of it. It’s ok practise makes perfect.

Via O-mighty.com

While we put a lot of effort into talking about your hair before we do it, we like to think that what we create you can do it yourself daily with the tools and skills we showed you when you were in.

If you are struggling, even if it’s not our cut then drop in and see how we can help.

When it’s a fresh week and you are trying to get a grip

Anyone who has caught a bus or seen the way busses drive in Delhi will know that it is likely that in order to survive you have to hold on this tight!

Mags Harries

Well it’s only Monday ( unless you read this on a Tuesday ) in which case you have struggled hard for too long! If you need a break plan a trip out of work and come get coffee and a blowout or if you’re really over it all then stay longer get a color!

How to style your hair when there is no electricity

We aim to be relevant and considering Delhi has its fair share of electricity outages we just like you have been stuck midstream not knowing what to do. It happens eve in the salon, we have battery back up and maybe you do too but if you don’t here are a few tricks to help you not freak out!

Via Pinterest

If you haven’t yet started styling your hair then all you need to do depending on your hair is the following!

Curly hair

Little serum and possibly a thick leave in conditioner. Pat dry and then apply gently, gently pull into a low pony tail and you are good to go. Don’t make the mistake of trying to shake it dry or you will end up a frizzy mess!

Straight hair

A little leave in conditioner, something light preferably and gently put a scarf on your head making sure not to flatten it too much and wait or head to work then take it off.

Option 3

This one is fail proof, open your phone, head to what’s app message work saying your sick proceed to Netflix log in head back to bed and chill!

You’re welcome

How to find what you want in 2020

It’s fairly common that we are in the position of looking for something we can’t find other than one of your favourite socks you can only find 1 of. The best information comes from friends and friends of friends. Saying that we have to be careful who to listen too as we all have different perspectives, ask someone who eats chilli on everything where is the best place to eat most likely it’s going to be spicy. Ask someone who likes cold weather where to go for a holiday, most likely it’s not going to be the beach and so on, you get the point.

We hear from our clients getting asked by strangers where they get their hair done a lot, which we love hearing it’s the best compliment from complete strangers. Some salons still advertise in a more traditional way and whilst it may work for them we choose not too and spend more time and money doing what we do best.

Sure you can google, you are going to find firstly more than likely the hair salons that spend on google ads or placement or even, discount marketing to try and attract you through money incentives. We don’t do that. If you are searching for great hair, come see us and talk to us about what it is your after, consultations are always free! If you like our vibe we can give you a quote and if your happy with it we can book you in for a time/ day that suits you!

Hair colors trends for 2020

Last year we had a lot of interesting colors and while some will spill over to 2020 some we should leave behind or at least we hope so! We are entering a time of self reflection and don’t want to be burdened with trips to the hair salon every few weeks to make sure you look fresh! Gone are the days that you need or should be masking the odd white hair to look a certain way.

Colors in for 2019 but out for 2020

Via Pinterest and it created a trend of really bad DIY
Via Pinterest

Ombré, let’s be honest it wasn’t cool for a while and whilst a lot still love it, it can be a tad tacky. This trend evolved once people with solid colors let it grow out, after several months it started to look good and boom that’s how it all started!

Stripey highlights, never cool unless it’s 1990 and then in fact wasn’t that cool but hey it was the 90’s so you just had to go with it!

Took a while but we found it

Balayagè is one of those color trends that we believe will last a lot longer, it’s move from bold to more subtle is a sign of the gloss that everyone is seeking with their hair, it’s about creating depth and variation using lighter freehand selected pieces hand crafted throughout the last 2/3rds of your hair. It is super low Maintainence and isn’t harsh on the hair so it leaves it healthy and is not going to compromise condition at all

So if you are looking for hair that’s 2020 and isn’t going to destroy the months if not years of growing it out then relax because trend now is soft and shine, could be a block color that is not so far fetched from your natural color or a soft balayage that just gives a shine through reflective variation.

Win a hair makeover from Rod Anker this Christmas!

We all have a wish list for Christmas or a birthday and it can be financially hard at times to give the present you want to the person who means so much to you. We have all saved ideas but not saved money to be as generous as we would like to be.

In the true spirit of Christmas we are giving one lucky person a hair makeover from Rod Anker himself worth approx 19,000rp! With some of India’s most known names and faces as clients he is well trusted and is highly sought after so you are in safe hands!

Yes 19,000 inr of hair makeover Free!

All you need to do is tell us why the person should get it, either comment on this post on Facebook or on Instagram making sure to tag them so we can find them! Can be as simple as you want them to feel special or could be they have had a rough year, either way we want to make someone feel special for no reason other than it’s nice to do it!

So go back to this post or head to Rod Anker Salons Facebook and comment on this post tag why you or a friend should win and good luck!

Competition is open to everyone, guys and girls, not exchangeable for cash and is for one person only. Includes a commercial color and cut and is not transferable. Winner announced on Monday 23rd December on our Facebook and Instagram stories.

What you can say during sex but also to your hairdresser

Typically hairdressers talk a fair bit, ok they talk a LOT! There are some that take life too seriously so we thought to give you a few “one liners” to keep things real and if it doesn’t put a smile on their face at least you will have a laugh!

You want it teased or blown?

It’s fairly wet isn’t it?

Make it a bit wet and try

Let me blow it

Can you make it hard?

It’s too wet

I’m not feeling it, I do like it on the side though

Put more in but shake it first

Grab it and pull it tight

Is it tight enough?

Let me flip you upside and blow it

Cash or Card

You like it on your eyebrows or below?

Sorry I got some on your face

Oops i got some in your ear

Let me put another towel down it’s dripping all over you

In or out or just straight?

Put more in I want it to hold hard

Rub it in just on the end

Can I do this myself if your busy?

How long is this going to take, I’m on my lunch break

Next time I’m bringing my friend, she really wants to try you out

Sorry I came early

Sorry I’m late I will wait my turn, finish then you can do me

I want to come again just before Christmas

Same time next week?

Sorry your card is declined

It’s so white

Just a few drops before will help it move the way we want

Put in in your palms and just rub it gently

Take it all off

Omg I love how it feels I’m telling everyone to come to you

What do you want for Christmas?

We all have wants and a lot of the time they are just that, wants certainly rarely are needs but rather wants. We live in a kind of selfish time and we all want instant gratification rather than working towards something.

So before you ramble of a list of things you want, think about what in the long list you actual need.

Maybe it’s something you keep putting off, a haircut or even just something simple like going to gym or a diet. Whatever it is do it!

What to do with those split ends!

Many products offer fantastic solutions to everything from fixing your split ends to loosing weight and increasing hair growth when in fact we all know they can’t!

The only way to fix a split end is by cutting it off!

Trim your hair every 6-8 weeks and do not over style it, always use conditioner and heat protection!

What is in our secret sauce!

Like everything that is good, we all often wonder what it is about it that makes it they way it is, just like KFC you may be able to make it look the same but it just isn’t the same! Deep fried chicken isn’t KFC’s secret!

Do we have a hidden way of working, nope in fact we have always maintained the same conversation about being transparent and real, if you need something we will tell you, if you don’t we will also tell you! There should be nothing done unless it makes sense otherwise it’s a waste of time and money. Sounds kind of simple but sadly it’s not common place as much as we would like it to be.

Some may think that being blunt is rude, telling you that you don’t need something lazy or turn up on time so everyone enjoy’s a salon that doesn’t run late as rude. But in our defence we feel it makes the experience a win win for everyone.

Anshuman Ghosh via Pinterest

If you haven’t visited us, we are not a new salon we have been in Meherchand market for 4 years, drop in say hi and have a chat about hair or just come say hi 👋🏻

How to know you will get the best hair when you visit the salon!

Trusting a new salon or stylist is always hard, can be hit and miss and at times like they simply don’t listen. The best way to get what you want is through a good solid consultation before anything is done to your hair!

We always suggest that if you haven’t been to us that you allow a little longer so we can sit and go through what you like and don’t like about your hair, what you will do daily and what you simply won’t ever do. It’s only then once there has been a two way discussion that either party knows what needs to be done, what is realistic and what can and can’t be done. It’s from that conversation and how in-depth it is that will determine if you get the hair you want or not!


Image via Pinterest

So if you want good hair, it starts with a solid Q & A and getting to know what’s inside your head!

The one investment you need to pay attention too

The reality is very few will have loads of money when they retire, by the time you get there you will need 5-10 times what you thought you would. But we are not talking retirement we are more concerned with today and tomorrow!

A lot of people are not spending any time or money bettering themselves, not reading books, not attending seminars not furthering their education in life or chosen career. It needs to be said that this is your job not your employers, not some stranger you just met or not your parents, IT IS YOU that needs to invest in you! It’s not good enough to sit back and think you earned it and your time is coming, it’s not! You either move forward better yourself or step aside and make way for someone who wants to be better!

Food for thought but not too long because every meal ticket has an expiry!

What Delhi pollution is doing to your hair

If you live in India chances are it does for several reasons, could be the pollution, all the treatments or services you are doing that you don’t need or it could be a build up of pollutants from the water.

Because of the population there is possibly always going to be s pollution issue, unless we all change our garbage Habbits it will take several lifetimes ( do your bit to recycle and compost and not litter before you complain about it )

But we are here to talk about hair so let’s, we see a lot of people doing this or that service simply because it’s on offer or told to them they need it when they actually know they don’t. Not sure why but they just go for it thinking, what harm could it do!

Too much of anything is not good! If you’re getting color for example, putting it through the ends every few weeks is a sure way to end up long term with hair that’s frizzy, dehydrated and split. Then once it is in bad shape you do a keratin treatment in the hope that will make it shinny and smooth.

Now separately they both are true but when you do them both, one to fix what the other has done ( due to improper application ) then you are asking for problems and there will only be one solution…… ✂

So how can you make sure your hair stays healthy and not need constant SOS every 6 months?

• Only color regrowth, the ends can be 1-1.5 shades lighter than roots this actually looks natural.

• Don’t do rebonding if you have any color in your hair

• Only do keratin if you need it, it is not going to add moisture it relaxes the internal structure of your hair, giving you 30% less frizz and curl.

• Trim your hair every 6-8 weeks

• Use a SLS & SLES free shampoo daily followed by a conditioner.

• Do not apply oil, ever. This build up sure it makes it shinny but dehydrates the hair

• When blowdrying don’t over heat the hair, use heat protection products and only iron lightly

• Protein or moisture treatments after every color to balance out the moisture.

If you feel the water quality is causing your hair damage or just want to be sure, rinse your hair in filtered water prior to getting out of the shower.

How to freshen up your hair this winter

You want your hair done but don’t want to go all out and have a full color, maybe it’s too damaged or maybe you just want to spend a whole lot. Either way there are options!

The color above was a little gold all over so we added ash brown at the roots and balayage on the ends to balance it out and give life to a new look without removing all the gold. Creating variation and gradient without damaging the hair.

If you think your hair needs a little adjustment come see us, there is always options.

Phone 01141010011

Your old school ways are so boring

Doesn’t seem that long ago for a lot of us there were a handful of TV stations all playing much the same nonsense at set times and we were happy or content with it! We would watch it and religiously follow it, watch tv ads buy into whatever was being sold and that was that.

Now our brains crave stimulation 24/7 and often after a few episodes or seasons we ditch a show just because it’s predictable and just boring. We want constant fresh content, hot today and cold tomorrow!

Just like that we now need to think of hair the same way, just because you have it today doesn’t mean it needs to be like that tomorrow, day after and day after, it’s boring!

Come see us and be fresh!

Phone 01141010011

Step by step in the shower

So many people put the focus on skin and cleansing your face, removing makeup and closing pores but are happy to wash hair every 3-4 days. It’s completely absurd to leave the perspiration, dirt, product and pollution on your hair and scalp for days and not have some side effects!

The growth or healthy growth of hair and maintaining it is largely linked to the PH level of your scalp. This is effected by what’s on it or rather what’s not, sure you can use product but it must be washed off daily. Sure you can workout but you must wash the perspiration directly after your workout. 

No matter how special you are or think you are, science doesn’t care. Leave it, fine because your busy and don’t want to blowdry daily then maybe you have the wrong haircut or don’t know how to manage it. If that’s the case you need to drop into your salon and ask for help because that’s what we are for!

Rod giving lessons on how to shampoo

Styling tips you need to know!

You tired of watching YouTube video’s on how to style the perfect curls, 24 ways to wear your hair or hair hacks? It’s true some people are just plain bad at it but with a little help it can be easier than what you think!

Here are a few tips that are the biggest cause of hair fail, your welcome!

  1. Always use a conditioner or leave in conditioner don’t think by not conditioning it’s always the right way to get fullness. Use it only on your hair not scalp.
  2. Pat dry your hair after shower, don’t toss it around, flipping it all over the place expecting it to do anything other than make it frizzy
  3. Blast dry your hair gently BEFORE trying to style it! Yes 90% dry before you pick up a brush!
  4. Just because the stylist did 17 sections all nice and neat, you can do a lot less and don’t stress too much about how neat or messy it looks.
  5. Don’t use too much product, try it without and build up on it each time you do it.
  6. After you think you are done don’t play with it too much, often it is just a gentle pat into place that it needs nothing more!
  7. Once it’s dry, brushing it too much is not the answer!
  8. Dry shampoo is ok but a lot can leave the hair looking dull, try a dusting powder or limit your dry shampoo.
  9. Serum in moderation is great but using too much can make it look oily.
  10. .Next time you’re at the salon watch, ask questions and see how it’s done or take a video so you can refer to it later!

It’s rarely just the tools that make the difference although at times they help. Good luck!

Color now pay over 12 months

You want your color done but it’s not pay week? No problem we now have EMI facility for major debit and credit cards! You can choose to pay over 3,6,9 or even 12 months on anything above 1000inr

So now there is no need to only feel like a boss 1 week a month!

Bank terms and conditions apply and interest rate varies from bank to bank.

EMI your hair for up to 12 months

Often it’s not the right time to get your hair done and it’s out of sync with pay day or just life got you always short. It’s ok we now have EMI on your hair! Yes so chill out and get whatever you want done and choose up to 12 months to pay!

You don’t need a credit card and you get the choice to pay over 3,6,9 or 12 months. Subject to bank and approval. So no matter how broke you are there is no reason to be putting it off now you can have the hair you want today!

How to deal with your mother in-law

We hear a lot about the challenges that being married to 3 people and not one has and it can obviously be challenging and stressful beyond belief. Some are super lucky snd have managed to set the boundaries very clear while other use mental powers to deal with it but on a daily basis it can be torture!


It’s hard to think that you have to lie to someone for them to back off and let you live you life but at times it’s reality. Well we have discovered the best way to deal with mother in-laws when it comes to the demands of hair that you will love and are super easy!

Yes you could move to Alaska and tell her that don’t have phones, I guess that might help but kind of extreme and to be honest might be a tad cold. If an intervention can’t be done and a civil calm discussion is out of the question then I guess a few “white lies” should do the trick!

You have wanted short hair or a fresh hair color but you know she will go mental at you and tell you point blank that she likes long hair!

Don’t panic, it’s easy to pass the blame and yes we have done this! Simply do what you want with your hair, no old restrictions just do it without thought because I guess it’s your hair and your not in prison so do it. Now here is the bit you need to get right, go show her angrily and incredibly upset, if you can shed a few crocodile tears even better! Just think Emmy awards or your making the best tik tok clip to a sad song.

I can’t believe these hairdressers, I told them only a trim! This is going to take years to grow back omg I hate it I look like a boy etc etc. Get all her thoughts out together as if you absolutely hate it and don’t know how you will live or even go outside the house looking like you do! Deep down you love it but don’t let her think that for a second.

Her natural instinct will be to calm you down, tell you it’s not that bad and in fact look ok. Let her continue she will keep the compliments coming, trust us. Keep referring to your hairstylist as if they must be on drugs or blind ( it’s fine we have thick skins ). Once the “scene” is complete you leave, still upset and tell her you just don’t feel right and you need to get some new clothes to match the hair and boom you have managed to avoid an argument!

Always look after your in-laws!

Drink this and feel 8 times better immediately

Lemon water…..seriously you drank 1 bottle of Vodka and 4 beers and you actually clicked on this thinking a glass of water with a little lemon in it was going to fix your life?

Stop drinking so much, go back to bed and maybe later on get a haircut

A haircut worth 1 lakh

If you are like a lot of people you tend to be on a constant lookout for a bargain and let’s be honest who doesn’t like one right! On face value a product X can be cheaper at one outlet compared to another and it’s exactly the same thing ( it’s a product that is made in the same factory is exactly the same ) let’s say the new iPhone 11 can vary in prices dramatically so if you get it 10,000 cheaper then you got yourself a bargain!

Now if you just want a cheap phone that you can still call, text or check out memes then you can spend a lot less and save a lot more than 10k. Apples for apples pardon the pun!

So what is the value of a haircut or color?

Depending on what you are after and who you ask, if you are shaving your head it’s based on experience of the service I guess but if you are after a certain look and want your hair to move and look a certain way without risk, get constant compliments and feel the best you possibly can then it’s everything!

The old saying of “its only 2 weeks between a good haircut and a bad one” is so far from reality that anyone who has had a bad haircut would agree! The difference to your personality that your hair can make is by far the quickest boost out of anything you could possibly do. Being able to get out of bed, do very little and know how to handle it so there is virtually no bad hair days gives you the confidence with your hair and look that you need to be a boss!

Now whilst Rod May be the most expensive hairdresser in the country and has years of experience we also have a full team trained alongside him that are incredibly talented. If you have never loved your hair or get compliments rarely maybe it’s time to experience it!

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Does shaving your head make you look older?

There is a lot of people that still ( yes in 2019 ) think a shaved head is bad or makes you look older. If you are loosing your hair as a guy it’s a common thought that you look less youthful and must be old. Fairly odd thought we know but it seems to be a common thought.

John Travolta with a coloured beard and a hair rug

John Travolta with a shaved head and lightly coloured facial hair

Now firstly you have to remember the older we get the lighter our skin goes so our hair can not be dark and needs to get lighter over time. Having a lot of thinning hair that you can see through it’s obvious what you have and what you don’t. Shaving it off is certainly not for everyone but it sure does scream confidence and has no age link to either amount of hair or the color!

So no matter how much hair you have or don’t have it has nothing to do with age, own it and be a boss

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The color that will make you feel happy, find out how!

We have all seen those kids that have brown hair and blonde ends, like they have been On a beach holiday for a month of carefree chill.

When we are kids we think it’s better if we are older and when we are older we know it was kind of easier being a kid, go figure! I guess we are always thinking grass is greener on the other side of the fence.

Balayage is taking this feeling and turning it into a color, a feeling and a mood. It’s carefree, low Maintainence and on trend right now!

So if you want to feel like a kid again, look natural and have a fresh low Maintainence color then maybe it’s time for you to see what everyone is so in love with this look!

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What you get when you come to us for hair

We have been thinking a lot lately on why people get things done, why we spend money, why we chase things and people even if it’s not right for us.

A lot of the time it’s boredom, sometimes it’s just plain stupid and we like being stupid and other times it’s through lack of knowing what you should chase and what you shouldn’t.

With so much information around us it’s hard to filter what’s real and what’s false, Instagram has us all feeling like a failure because for the majority of us we don’t fly around the world in a private plane and have close dinners with A list celebrities every few days. We are not wearing the latest drop from the coolest labels and your saved list of things you want is longer than your prescription from the last time you went to the dermatologist!

Whilst you may have heard the most expensive haircut in India is from us, but the reality is we often say no to things that don’t make sense for you to do. Crazy we know but because we like to be as honest as possible if it’s not the right thing to do or your expectations and reality are lightyears apart we tend to play things safe so you know what you are in for. I guess because hair is such a personal thing it’s easy to get emotional about and make poor decisions it but at the end it can make you feel unstoppable and just plain awesome if your hair works, so we take it very seriously!

You get honest, because we like to sleep at night knowing we speak the truth.

You get facts versus fiction because it’s easy to be real than put on a constant show.

You get options, if you have a budget ( like 99% of people on the planet do) we go through the cost clearly breaking it down so there is no surprises.

If that sounds too easy to be true then it’s about time you dropped in and let us do what we do!

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How to reset your life

Easy answer, you can’t! Oops sorry does that mean you are already going to give up on reading this just like you have given up on everything else?

If starting over was as easy as deleting your Instagram account I guess most would have done it several times already but you can’t! Changing your habits and attitude is often easier said than done, it takes real-time commitment and determination and often a co at any battle with your mind!

Poor choice of your inner circle and a job you are unmotivated about and before you know it, everything takes effort and not a lot looks positive. The reality is far from it tho, we are all only a few choices away from a different life ( not better or worse just different ). We see a lot of people trying to reset the life button by getting drastic changes with hair and it can be incredibly liberating and refreshing.

“If you do what you have always done, you will get what you already have”

So in short nothing changes, then nothing changes. The captain or CEO of your life is you, you decide what you do, how well you do it, the determination you have daily and persistent to your goals that will decide where you reach. Too many use excuses to justify where they are as a way to make themselves feel better about being lazy or not being able to stay motivated. It’s super easy to have an incredible goal for your life but if you are not doing anything to reach it daily then what are you doing?

Make small commitments to yourself, could be working out at 7am or working on perfecting a talent or skill but make it and ensure you are working everyday to reach a better version of you. Doing it one or two days then getting bored with it because nothing changed immediately is not being determined, it’s lazy and unrealistic!

A brand like Mc Donald’s took almost 10 years to open its first restaurant outside America in 1967 to today opening a new restaurant on average every 3 hours globally!

If you need a kick start come see us and let’s change your hair and give you a new lease on life! Don’t wait or waste time watching your phone, nothing is happening there!

Is your shampoo causing your hair to fall out?

I washed it 4 days ago, should be ok right?

This is not even a far stretch from reality in fact we have met some people who will go a full week without washing their hair!

There is all kind of nonsense on the internet about “natural oils” shampoo causes hair loss etc etc it is in fact hard when you then sprinkle that with the tales both your mum and family told you ( with absolutely no rationale or science ) about shampooing your hair!

I guess it’s like saying washing your face causes pimples so don’t do it, after a few days I think most would be washing it!

Imagine even if your not working out, staying in a controlled environment but 4 days of dust, dirt, perspiration, oils and smells all sitting on your scalp!

Washing your hair daily is ok, every second day is also ok, using a clarifying shampoo if needed and then a sulfate free shampoo alternating is good. When you see hair come out, will using be when you touch your hair, no your fingers don’t cause hair fall!

10% of your hair is replacing itself ( dying or falling out, dont worry it’s normal ) so when you wash it there will be some hair appearing in your hands, it wasn’t the shampoo it was most likely already out just stuck amoungst the other hair!

So with pollution the way it is and life being busy, the best advice is most likely get a good routine and haircut that you can manage and reconsider alternative days for cleansing your scalp and hair!

What is true Independence

Happy Independence!

Being free is such a gift as well as everyone’s right.

The power to choose what you want to eat, the clothes you wear, religion, music, person you love, where you live, where you go, who you see, who you talk to, what you do for work, where you go on holidays and what you do with your life!

Whilst it’s easy to connect the dots and talk about how to get the freedom from excessive visits to the salon, as we write this it’s really obvious that we are not in fact truly free are we??

At least not all of us….

Do you want healthy hair? 5 easy steps to get it

We all want to have healthy hair but a lot of you seems to struggle and have a list of reasons why it is hard as long as your arm. It’s fairly easy but we kind of think it’s so easy there will be very few who actually take it as fact but here goes anyway!

5 ways to have healthy hair!

  • Trim it every 6-8 weeks
  • Shampoo and condition daily or every second day, healthy scalp healthy hair
  • Don’t over do Color or chemical treatments!
  • Don’t over style it, too much heat in tongs or irons will eventually cause damage!
  • Use a leave in serum and moisturiser

Now book your next haircut in!

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Try this and see for yourself

They say it only takes 21 days to break a habit and let’s be honest we all have a few, smoking, drinking, complaining etc etc and more importantly our behaviour to ourselves and others!

I guess I have noticed this more in the last few years and there is no need to be angry at people, in fact it’s proven that when your being treated badly you will never be at your peak, more likely to make stupid mistakes and most likely not learn a thing.

If something isn’t working or if has gone sideways ( which things do sometimes ) stop reacting and get back on track, have a face to face with the people involved and help them see your view and talk through what happened and how it could be different.

Stay cool and be happy!

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Tuesday mood

It’s a rare quality to be able to wake up and feel amazing, it happens but day in day out having this zest for life is a challenge for most.

We could say something like getting your hair done, or once your up and check out how well your hair is behaving after a night of romping in the sack but it’s still not going to change the fact you just don’t like waking up early.

Snap out of it, get up!

If you want your cake and eat it too, don’t do it in a Hair Salon

The concept of ordering food and eating it while you are getting your hair done, is not new it’s been happening in salons for years. But a lot of salons stopped it and it’s kind of obvious why but we guess some haven’t understood it yet.

When you are sitting comfortably at home getting your blowout done for your kitty party and ask your cook to whip you up something. It’s fine because it’s in a separate room and your not cutting your hair it’s a blow out, we’ll not really hair sheds so does your skin cells together with the heat and hairdryer your food is going to be covered in body particles. Now imagine doing the same thing in a salon!!

This is why we serve our coffee in cups with lids!

Even if and let’s be perfectly honest ( it’s a huge IF ) you manage to prepare the food clean, the moment it is exposed to the air chances are it’s going to get contaminated.

So before you start thinking about we add a restaurant to our list of services understand we won’t be doing it any time soon. If you want to have your cake and eat it too, don’t order it in a hair salon!

How to stop your hair sticking to everything during Monsoon

Well the weather has changed and it’s about to get wet wet wet and those fly always will be sticking all over your face and neck!

Can we stop it totally, the easy answer is no but we can keep it to a minimum with a few easy things you can do yourself!

  • When you shampoo, always condition. The more open the cuticle is the more likely it will react to the humidity
  • Use a leave in conditioner as well as your regular conditioner
  • Don’t brush your hair when it’s dry, it creates static electricity
  • Use a satin pillow case, reduces friction and static
  • Don’t overstyle your hair and by that we mean the more you use heat the more dehydrated your hair will be. Once a week is ok.
  • Whilst it’s the weather that makes us sweat you must remember to shampoo your hair to remove dried up perspiration on your scalp. Daily with a sulfate free shampoo is fine.

Try topknots and headbands this will keep it out of your face and avoid putting it up and down. Put it up and leave it up, the more you play with it the more static you are creating!

A haircut can literally change your life!

Some say it’s only 2 weeks between a good haircut and a bad one, those who truly believe that have not had a truly bad haircut.

Our personality is one thing but the perception of who you are is typically based on appearance, at least at first glance!

Self esteem changes your mindset, one of the things we all do in the morning ( hopefully ) is look in the mirror. If you like what you see, your day will be better, it’s a fact! We have all had those days we feel bloated or just flat and the day is the same. So it only makes sense the easiest way to change your mood, your attitude and your life is starting with your hair!

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Fresh hairstyles for the Gram

We all have those moments when the thoughts that come out of our mouths have absolutely no rational process or link to reality, in fact more often than not it’s just unrealistic!

A common request from people with super long hair ( anywhere from shoulders to ankles ) is ” I don’t want layers or remove anymore than 2 inches but I want it super full, I can’t blow dry it and I don’t want to use product” !

What, you think we make this up?

The longer your hair gets the heavier it is Fact #1.

Babe your hair is wrapped around your waist like a shawl at the beach, you look like your trying to break a world record! There is no face framing when you can tuck your hair into your socks Fact #2

But then the same person who wants color, who 1 year ago ( keep in mind her hair is at her knees! ) has blonde hair, got bored and coloured it BLACK now wants to go blonde! Fact #3 just because it looks natural, the color is there until it grows out!

We are not anti long hair but your expectations have to be aligned with reality when it comes to having super long hair, whilst you may love having a big mane to swing around at the club or flick into people in public places it can be just too long!

Hair with a little color

The question of should you do Color or leave it natural is kind of a personal choice and whilst some people only color hair if it’s going grey it can add so much to your overall look!

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The difference is dramatic!

So if you have been sitting on the fence not sure what to do with your hair then maybe a color could be the change you need!

What happens to your bangs in summer

You might have had the best reference photo but at the end of the day, it had been blowdried like that. When in reality it looks like this….

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The best way to avoid this type of embarrassing situation is by having a in-depth discussion with your hairstylist before you choose a photo like it’s an starter at dinner.

Get yourself booked in now

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Hair color that makes you look younger!

Unless you’re 16 wanting to drink most people want to look slightly better than the best, it’s often small changes that make the biggest difference to your overall appearance.

Obviously hairstyle plays a big part in that but so too does hair color! Often overlooked and treated more as a “hide the grey” type task v’s having it treated as part of the overall look to enhance the cut.

Colouring your hair doesn’t make it grey, it hides grey and while it’s covered in color, over time more grey appears and before you know what happened it’s gone from 5-6 grey hairs to 20-30-50% grey and your regrowth is now high Maintainence.

It’s not like it’s that much of a mystery let’s be honest, your age is kind of roughly known to everyone plus or minus a few years but 99.9% know your approx age so stop thinking they don’t. Also when you ask someone ” how old do I look” it’s actually polite to minus 5-10 years in your answer, no one is going to plus 5 years unless you really want to upset them.

So how can you create a better version of you?

The secret is to stop trying so hard and stop holding on to what you had rather make the most of what you actually have now! Enhance the current dont shame it. If it’s grey, add to it don’t hide it or make it black because when you were 17 you thought you had black hair!

If you want to get some individual advice on how not to look like a fake SOB then give us a call!

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Cover image via “Baddie Winkle” who is in her 90’s and looking amazing

12 fresh looks for Summer

Summer scorching temperatures are here and if your like most people it’s a struggle to go outside let alone feeling sexy.

Why not get yourself a fresh look?

It’s fairly easy to change your hair, knowing what works and what doesn’t is something you are your hairstylist can work out once you have decided. Nothing better when you are feeling flat from the heat than getting a fresh new look!

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Facts about shampoo

After recently reading an article that was completely wrong, even after being asked for the answers, we thought it best to share again some facts about washing your hair to set things straight. Hairdressing is doing hair and to get others opinions, whilst we welcome that with open arms its best to get hair advice from people who are qualified doing hair not your mum, aunt, vegetable guy or your plumber.

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Some say washing your hair every day can cause hair loss?

Well the easy answer is no, however it’s wrong if you use the right shampoo and keep your scalp clean then you are doing everything to have a healthy scalp which means healthy hair growth. If you use a shampoo that is drying or too aggressive, then it can affect your scalp PH level therefore possible increase hair loss ( note that it won’t be the only cause and we have never seen someone go bald from shampoo fyi )

Should you water down shampoo?

Absolutely not, this is 100% false both shampoo and co dituonrr in fact should be used in damp hair and excess moisture removed before using it!

Can we apply shampoo directly to your scalp?

Directly onto your scalp yes, isn’t that the purpose? Take from bottle into your hands then apply it directly to your scalp massage well from scalp to ends rinse and repeat if desired!

Do all chemicals damage your hair?

No, if your colouring your hair “out of a box” or trying to DIY chances are whatever you do may do damage. Colouring your hair shouldn’t cause it to look or feel damaged unless your doing other things that effect it! Don’t do home remedies thinking they are all good, some in fact cause more damage than chemicals!

If I want full hair, can I skip conditioner because that makes my hair flat?

No, if it’s too heavy then use something specifically for your hair. Conditioner closes the cuticle of the hair ( the outside layer ) snd prevents moisture leaving the hair!

Does frizziness cause hair fall?

Absolutely not!! Hair fall comes from inside your scalp, breakage is external. Some people have naturally frizzy hair that no product on planet earth can tame, doesn’t mean your going to be bald. Split ends eventually break off if not cut at some point!

Be careful where you get your information from, sadly a lot of wrong information is out there, do your own research and try to get advice from people doing hair. Remember, a makeup artist does makeup, a numerologist studies numbers, a builder builds houses.

Hairdressers do hair!

How to get naturally healthy hair

For some people think you can literally just pay extra to fix hair that’s ruined, abuse it for months/years then simply pay a little extra or get the new treatment and you have brand new healthy hair but guess what…. you can’t!

Here are a few things you need to do to make sure your hair doesn’t need shaving off and starting again! Some you will think you can skip because, well that’s human nature and you think you can do what you want but if you want healthy hair here goes!

  • Trim every 5-6 weeks! Yes you do and no even if you are trying to grow it then ends need to be removed.
  • Don’t over dry it or end up burning it with heat tools, a blow out shouldn’t destroy your hair if done correctly but sadly a lot of the time it does!
  • Always use conditioner, closes the cuticle making sure the moisture stays in.
  • Use a heat protector or serum everyday!
  • Wash it every day or every second day.
  • Don’t use oil, yes DON’T -it coats the hair, the heat that’s generated from the coating dehydrates the hair and makes it dry and brittle.

No amount of onion juice, curd, beer or oil rubbed onto your scalp is going to do anything other than create bacteria. Anyone who spends time in a salon getting a blow out may or may not know the smoke coming off the client next door is either her hair burning or bacteria & build up burning off the hairshaft! Just because your mum told you and her mum told her and her mums mum told her doesn’t make it correct. There is no quick fix, tablets and vitamins may ( not always ) help supplement vitamins and minerals the body is lacking but take months or even years to see any effect if any!

Now stop doing your home remedies and avoiding getting cut and start looking after your hair!

Drop in and see us if your hair has issues or your experiencing a problem! You may need nothing but an option either way we love meeting new people

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Rod Anker Salons

117 Meherchand Market

Delhi

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Power food for your hair

The reality is by this time in the day you are hungry and this looks nothing short of delicious 😋

There has and always will be some trend foods that claims to make your hair grow faster, thicker and healthier and this one is nothing short of a miracle!

The reality is very different and whilst you have another tab open on hacks to increase your Instagram following, just like that tab too it’s all kind of crap!

Your intake is part of what determines hair growth but it’s also genetic, so I guess a cream, lotion or magic berry from the amazon isn’t going to do that much.

There are 5 basic food groups ( google it ) eat from all the required groups daily and you will set your body up for success. Could be training for a marathon or simply wanting to be healthy, it’s the fuel your body needs to function at its best.

Supplements are ok to some extent but understand if something like “folate” helps hair grow, eating folate rich foods and then taking folate tablets isn’t going to double up your growth. Basic common sense, add some of that to your diet and eat healthy, not for a week and expect results it’s more like a lifestyle than a fad.

No food can stop hair fall, it’s like trying to stop your nails growing, you can’t.

Looking for something fresh for your hair

Have you ever asked yourself why your hair is a certain way? Why do you keep going back to the same style day after day, visit after visit to the hair salon? It could be because it works, it’s easy, it’s suits you or it could be just because you are used to doing your hair a certain way.

If you have ever changed it and we don’t mean dramatic ( often even a styling change can make s huge difference ) you will know you get a boost of energy and a new zest for life!

Here are some fresh bob’s and styled differently for your busy life!

Why not get a boost of energy and a fresh look while your at it!

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Getting color and still having healthy hair

We see a lot of people with chemical damage wanting to do all sorts of things in the hope they get beautiful healthy looking hair, in a lot of cases the hair is far too damaged to do anything.

Could be over styled with heat damage from weekly blowouts done wrong or having too much color when it shouldn’t have been done! The thought of global color is in fact odd, should rarely be done yet a lot of people keep doing it thinking they need it when they don’t.

Healthy hair is about colouring it the right way, taking care of it daily and regular trims regardless of the desired length. This hair has just had balayage color and was finished with a gloss treatment, then blow dried with only hands! Finished with Cristali Liquid by Alfa Parf and that’s it!

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Hack to beat the Faceapp

You must have seen the faceapp old photos making you instantly 30,40,50 years older and freaked out a little so here is an easy way to beat it!

A lot of the time it’s attitude so chill but it is also about changing things up, the older we get the less likely we are to change too much. It becomes more than a habit, it’s almost a belief that we are a certain way. It’s not and you should change things up from time to time to keep yourself interested in you! After all it’s refreshing when you do something new, you feel young!

Now while a little hose off might help, especially for some it may require a complete change of what you have been doing!

Often we can get in a rut, this is the way you have been doing things forever and that’s the way it is kind of attitude. Well sooner or later you need to let routine go and change, evolve. It doesn’t have to be scary or drastic, it can be slight changes over time to eventually give you a new look!

If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you already have!

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Save 5000rp on your next clothes purchase!

We go through times when not much is going to make you feel good other than a shopping spree of buying several bags of utterly useless stuff except that jacket which was to die for ( even tho it’s now summer and by the time you can wear it, it will be 1 year old )

Why bother filling up your wardrobe to make you feel good for a few hours a day when new hair lasts for weeks!

It makes total sense that a visit to the salon to change your look is s better investment than buying new clothes, when considering you already have clothes you haven’t worn yet!

Give us a call and start saving money and cupboard space!

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Let’s collaborate

This word creates such a deep sense of suspicion for a lot of people and brands and yet in its true form creates a win win for everyone so why is it that it seems like everyone wants to “collaborate”?

Organic Collaboration

For some brands collaborating with certain people there is a clear goal to showcase their product or service to a certain demographic which the talent has a certain catchment in the following. Now if the goal is to simply expose that brand to the audience then the way to do it can be done in so many ways but in the tone of the talent. Imagine your a serious brand that has a very cool product but you advertise in a very traditional tone, given you want to expand your audience it’s the safest way to let go of the reins and let it be spoken about in a positive manner by the selected collaborator, after all you are wanting to touch a completely different demographic.

Who is the right catchment

With Instagram blowing up in the last few years some people slide DM’s to possibly hundreds of brands looking for a free meal, trip, clothes or even hair ( yes we get them too ). It’s not looked down at it just has to make sense to our target market. If our price point is above average and we are 100% not a traditional scripted advertiser but you are advertising mass products, well scripted generic text chances are no matter how many you have managed to amass very few will be converted to us as potential business, we all follow brands and people we typically like and can relate too. If you can’t relate it’s not for you.

A copy paste with your set hashtags is as transparent as a pain of glass, it’s an ad and doesn’t feel as authentic so it has to be not carefully curated or scripted or it isn’t real!

With some of the most successful high profile people in the country as clients, we speak from a zone of knowing what makes them tick not from the sidelines of thinking we know what they like.

The Olympics of collaborations

We have all seen those Cochella posts that once you tap it is saturated with brand tags to the point you simple don’t know what to do. It seems like the Music festival collaboration has hit its peak with glitter dust, torn booty shorts and box braids, it’s over saturated!

Now saying all the above with a little sprinkle of salt, collaborating is one of the coolest things if it’s a win win with like minded people or brands and we are always open to discuss it with the right people or brands.

Collaborating doesn’t always mean swapping services with no payment, it can be a multiple of things however typically a tag doesn’t mean you are getting something for free!

So in short, doesn’t matter if it’s not a like minded brand it’s the consumer that you are targeting and if it’s a fit for both then it should be explored. Changing the tone and content to directly connect to a new fresh audience is what makes it beneficial for all.

Happy tagging!

How to fix split ends to make my hair grow faster

A split end or the technical name is “trichoptilosis” ( fyi no one uses that we are just dropping it in to show we know it 🤭) is caused by dehydration, where the hair frays splits into two or more and will eventually split off and remove hair length.

The causes are broad but to give you an idea what type of things create your hair to split here are some!

  • Excessive color processing, you may think you want a color but your hair just can’t take it. Overlapping color will cause irreparable damage.
  • Not getting regular trims, yes every 6-8 weeks
  • Excessive heat damage, we say it a lot but even a hairdryer used incorrectly can dry your hair out and cause split ends. Curling irons, straightening irons etc
  • Excessive sun and wind
  • Inappropriate combing your hair, only comb or detangle with conditioner in it. Pulling out knots roughly will put undue stress on the hair
  • Not conditioning
  • Not using heat protection

There are a lot more causes but these are the main ones which can prevent majority of split ends.

How can you make your hair grow faster, you can’t but you can stop or reduce the ends breaking off and the length to get shorter but looking after it doing the following.

  • Always using conditioner
  • Combing only when the conditioner is in your hair with a wide tooth comb
  • Not rubbing or tossing your hair around like a blanket
  • Not over doing it with heat tools like curling irons flat irons etc.
  • use a heat protection serum
  • Regular trims 6-8 weeks if no color, if color then every 4-6 weeks

The only real way to remove a split end is to cut it off, there is nothing that fixes it, it has to be removed!

Good luck and remember if you treat it gently and don’t abuse it, your hair should be doing exactly what you want it to do, if it’s not then drop in and see us.

Wash & Go cuts from India’s leading Hair Salon

It’s no wonder we don’t get time to head to salons like we used too years back, life is jam packed and getting the basics ticked off is hard enough let alone “me time” in a salon right?

It’s one of our things, if you want to call it that. We don’t create a “blow dry” culture with the work we do, not intentional and yes we do blow dry’s but our cut isn’t meant to be forced fed dry or into place.

I’m sure a lot of you have been to a salon and had not one not two but maybe even three people tugging at your hair all at the same time, certainly not relaxing or good for your hair. A good cut should move and to some extent sit into place with little effort.

Gone are the days of overdone hair that is more like an extra from a old English black and white movie, it looks old.

Saying all that, if you need your hair done, drop us a message on Facebook or Instagram or give us a call, promise you will enjoy it.

When your bangs have a mind of their own

You got bangs but now they literally act like a spoils brat. One side goes left and the other is bending out when all you wanted was a romantic straight soft fringe that just sat nicely without any effort!

Well don’t stress there is a way without too much drama and we are here to help.

Try this!

When your hair is wet

Using the nozzle attachment on your hairdryer gently blow the bangs in one direction at the roots only using your fingers. Do this for 1-2 minutes then change sides and blow it in the opposite direction. Repeat until it’s dry then comb it straight and you are left with a soft straight finish without looking like it’s forced!

If you need help drop in and let us show you how easy it is ✌🏻

Healthy hair, the easy way

For some people think you can literally just pay extra to fix hair that’s ruined, abuse it for months/years then simply pay a little extra or get the new treatment and you have brand new healthy hair but guess what…. you can’t!

Here are a few things you need to do to make sure your hair doesn’t need shaving off and starting again! Some you will think you can skip because, well that’s human nature and you think you can do what you want but if you want healthy hair here goes!

  • Trim every 5-6 weeks! Yes you do and no even if you are trying to grow it then ends need to be removed.
  • Don’t over dry it or end up burning it with heat tools, a blow out shouldn’t destroy your hair if done correctly but sadly a lot of the time it does!
  • Always use conditioner, closes the cuticle making sure the moisture stays in.
  • Use a heat protector or serum everyday!
  • Wash it every day or every second day.
  • Don’t use oil, yes DON’T -it coats the hair, the heat that’s generated from the coating dehydrates the hair and makes it dry and brittle.

No amount of onion juice, curd, beer or oil rubbed onto your scalp is going to do anything other than create bacteria. Anyone who spends time in a salon getting a blow out may or may not know the smoke coming off the client next door is either her hair burning or bacteria & build up burning off the hairshaft! Just because your mum told you and her mum told her and her mums mum told her doesn’t make it correct. There is no quick fix, tablets and vitamins may ( not always ) help supplement vitamins and minerals the body is lacking but take months or even years to see any effect if any!

Now stop doing your home remedies and avoiding getting cut and start looking after your hair!

Drop in and see us if your hair has issues or your experiencing a problem!

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Rod Anker Salons

117 Meherchand Market

Delhi

Who needs a weekend getaway

We get asked a lot about where is the ideal place for a weekend getaway and let’s be honest, Delhi can get a little intense if you haven’t escaped for a while. Last year we decided to head for the hills to Rishikesh and a few nights at “Glasshouse on the Ganges”.

We drove and if you don’t mind driving it’s super easy, one stop along the way and by the end of the day your in tropical surroundings breathing fresh air and falling asleep to the sound of the river.

This has to be one of the most relaxing few nights sleep you can get, nothing but the sound of the river and if you are lucky like we were it rained so a double dose of relaxing sounds. Good food in abundance with a lot of it grown on the property itself! We came back feeling refreshed and can’t wait to get back there.

Highly recommend The Glasshouse on the Ganges for at least 2 nights but better if you do 3.

How to avoid expensive high maintence color!

It’s not cheap to be worried about the cost, it’s being human and getting color let alone maintaining it can be expensive. We realise that and we will always find a solution for your hair that suits your budget.

Now saying that, you can’t expect to eat at a 5 star 🌟 hotel every night with a budget that couldn’t get you a plate of momo’s from your local market could you. No probably not but color doesn’t have to be over the top every single time you visit.

Here are a few ways to reduce your cost without compromising the look!

  • Don’t have an all over color or “global” as it’s called in India every single time. Your hair doesn’t need it unless it’s a color change.
  • Hairspa is not going to fix your hair, may help a little but regular trims are better.
  • When the color is darker than your regrowth the Maintainence is higher and you will notice the regrowth faster.
  • Instead of doing a full head of foils everytime, try doing partline one time followed by either half or full head.
  • Don’t think just because it’s on sale that it’s good, often you will end up spending more to fix bad work than it would have cost to do it right the first time.

There are more ways to minimise the spend and we love helping you look good and still be able to afford your sushi and champagne Sunday brunches so don’t hesitate to give us a call or drop in and have a chat with us.

Yes you should swallow

If you are human we are fairly sure you have googled almost every fad diet, cheap getaways, 100 ways to work and still get paid, quick meal idea with rice and beans, how to hide a body in urban area and maybe how to grow you hair faster!?

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Well guess what?

Beans and rice, no you can’t get paid unless you work lazy ass, fad diets don’t work stop eating crap, holiday at home by stop using your phone and try stashing the body in a Starbucks toilet.

Now growing your hair longer faster and trying to get hair that is super healthy, strong hair or long hair involves being committed to Maintainence and we don’t mean soaking it in Yukult, milk, curd, beer or anything else. Healthy scalp, healthy hair, remove ends every 6 weeks regardless of how long you want it and use good quality shampoo, don’t overdo the heat tools, always condition and use heat protecting serum!

Want to know more on how to get the best hair you can? Give us a call on 01141010011

Veg or non Veg

You go out for dinner and the menu is Veg or NonVeg it becomes so crystal clear it’s either one or the other right. You may even choose the place based on simply this. It specialises in crab and you love crab so you go there.

When choosing a salon, a lot of you and sorry to break it to you choose it on location or price alone.

Now whilst we have the most expensive hairstylist in the country our stylists are within reach for most but have had the training and exposure that are first hand International. They get it, they know what to do, they know how to find out what it is you want and have the understanding to either give it to you or let you know how and if it’s possible.

Hairdressing is about skill and communication and that we got in the bag.

Give us a call 01141010011

Looking for a sign?

It’s not uncommon to sit back and wait to make a decision, could be to get a short haircut, get a color, go on a holiday, get a new job or whatever it is.

Image via Scott froschaeur

Slide DM’s ask the questions, take a chance cut your hair, have the extra drink, call in sick, start that business take a holiday. Whatever it is just do it!

Who wants platinum blonde hair?

Yes the resolution of this meme isn’t good but then again either was your last attempt to go Platinum!

A lot of you beautiful people call or drop in and ask for platinum blonde like it’s in a box out back, it’s not.

To go blonde is one thing, to go white is a more complex task ( not impossible but not a 20-30 min job, nor is it a cheap thrill ). It can be done typically on Indian hair that is in good condition would require 2-3 sittings over a few days. We do this over a few days for a number of reasons, firstly to lighten your hair that much requires bleach which is fairly aggressive both on the scalp as well as the hair. As the hair is lightening the color molecule is shrinking and will expand over 24-48 hours so the color you get straight away will be more gold or yellow after a few days. We need to let the scalp PH level get back to normal before doing it again for s long lasting platinum color.

After 2-3 applications it’s then we tone the hair to the desired shade. Is it something you can rush? Well look at the photo above and if you think you know better, please go right ahead but in reality the answer is no you can’t. If you have had a lot of previous color then your hair may not even be able to take the process anyway.

Best to get an opinion or two from various salons before taking the risk.

Don’t play with it too much or it may just fall off!

Chances are if you fall into the “most category” you have done almost everything to your hair in an attempt to get your rocks off and make you happy. The problem is the more you do, the more you you will need to do to continually fix the previous hair turn on!

Just like a lot of things, the more you play with it the more sensitive it becomes and will cause damage!

Don’t randomly jump into doing any chemical service just because your friend did it, unless you have had a proper discussion with your stylist!

Looking for a hair solution to your problems?

Between google and all the DIY hair stories you have read or been told by your grandmother nothing seems to be working. Well doesn’t matter where you look on line the issue should be talked about with the people who know hair better than anyone….. your hairstylist.

Now some will confirm the stories and some will give you practical advice the choice is yours. If you are after an opinion don’t hesitate to get in touch, remembering to give advice on something we need to see it in order to properly asses it. Advice is free by the way ❤️

What does your DP say about you?

I guess no one wants an ugly profile picture, we want to look our best and often we tend to be a little extra to draw some attention right?

Well I guess there are also times when going a little extra can send the wrong message. If your hair isn’t done, do you look dirty or street cool, if your wearing too much or too little some people can take it the wrong way or read too much into it.

Before you get your next profile picture taken get your hair done and let us help you show the best version possible!

Why you need to get away!

We are told to work hard and we all have life goals yet too much time with your head in the same book you tend to stop reading and absorbing the info. It’s important that you take time to stop assess and see life before it’s simply too late. Easier said than done, we all have budgets and time restraints but saying that, where there is a will there will be a way.

Take time off, go off grid, sleep in, eat whatever food you like and just be!

Life is far too short to be all about one thing!

Hair stories to get you hot

We heard some of you don’t like sarcasm, I know right, who are these people like seriously! Well these same people like captions like ” your hair is your crown” or “buy 2 get 2 free” or even ones like ” get thicker hair with our hair spa” but sadly this type of talk does the opposite for us, it’s boring and fake.

We are a hair salon, not a beauty parlour, it’s not a hotch potch it’s a HAIR salon.

If you are after real and fun, call us or send us a DM if not move along.

Getting the perfect Instagram shot

We have all become a little obsessed with what we post and how we post it, from the filters of choice to what we share and it’s fairly common to only share the good bits so we all feel like everyone else is living a life of luxury or excess.

Now this color and blow out is awesome, no surprise there considering we did it lol but the variation in color from reality to the screen here is obvious. This photo above has no filter, no adjusting just straight out of the camera it was taken, it’s what you see is what you get. Color by Rod blow out by Mohit

The image that was taken from the phone is below.

As you can see the variation in color is fairly extreme, again this is directly from the phone ( it’s fairly accurate to her hair and we love it ) Now let’s take a little warmth out and see the difference.

Getting the right blonde in reality is a lot harder than using an editing app and sometimes it simply is impossible if the integrity of your hair won’t allow it.

Just like life, there is good and bad, warm and cool and while one day you might be celebrating an amazing achievement the next day you might be dealing with a blocked toilet and no electricity….but I guess that doesn’t look good on your feed?!

So before you draw to conclusions about others life or lifestyle know that images on line do not make the person!

If you want selfie ready hair then obviously yes come see us.

Action image shot by Jason

Life’s a beach

Ever been on a beach holiday in winter and thought, sure it’s great but would be better with color?

It’s true, adding color makes a world of difference! Same with your hair, colouring it dark brown because you think every strand should be the same color is so boring and incredibly un- natural.

Hair should have variation in color from roots to ends as well as strand to strand. Doesn’t have to be bold, doesn’t have to be in your face but has to be there if you want it to look natural.

Get yourself a hair consultation from us and see how we can make s difference to your look!

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How to get that glossy finish on your hair

A lot of you have been asking how to get shinny hair so we are here to tell you the easy way!

Some use oils but the reality of that is it costs the hair and will cause dehydration and can cause hair loss. You can use a shine spray however that can weigh your hair down.

Now the way you can get it is obviously healthy hair but even that needs some help every now and then. A clear gloss over your hair is perfect to give you that little extra shine and muster is the way to go. You can do it over natural hair or pre coloured hair and is virtually harmless. Grows out without Maintainence!

This Valentine’s Day are you sliding DM’s ?

For a lot of guys sending a dick pic is in some strange way a good idea. No idea why anyone thinks it will get you anything other than blocked but whatever.

This Valentines try sending photos of other things or a simple message of how you feel, not saying this will work either but what’s the harm right?

Or

You are always welcome sending us photo if your hair inspiration for your next visit!

Happy Valentines Day!

Our price list

A lot of you want to know the price and whilst it would be super easy for us to simply share it, there can be a lot of confusion in doing that so we simply don’t and here’s why!

Hair cuts/trims ( same price btw )

Senior Stylist : 1600 for ladies and 900 for guys

Rod Anker 7000 rp for ladies and 4000 for guys

Now color gets more subjective, your version of blonde and ours is different, your idea of subtle and your Uber driver is different. Some think a small section is dramatic and others want their entire head artic blonde so getting a price over the phone or social media will only always be a starting price and never a “quote”.

We see many people everyday that want to get a price before they book, which we are more than happy to do it. Firstly it makes the process stress free and we all can just concentrate on the job at hand.

If you are thinking of change or simply want a blow out then you are welcome to drop in and have a chat with us or call 01141010011 and eat our head.

Low Maintainence sexy hair

A lot of you have grow up with your mum or grandmother making a weekly trip to the salon for a “touch up” or a blow out and it’s been the way it’s done right?

Today we try and fit a lot into everyday and it’s unrealistic to be thinking anyone has that sort of time that’s why this color technique is so perfect for you!

Now here are a few takeaways you should think about before you decide to take the plunge!

  • The darker your hair the more warmth it has as we go lighter.
  • The more you do, the more Maintainence there is, keep it subtle so you can be cool, sexy and low key
  • It should only need doing again after 4-5 months. It may need some tone Maintainence which is fairly easy in the meantime.
  • Regular trims to remove any split ends.
  • Price varies on length, density of hair and desired color result. We need to physically need to see your hair for exact quote.

So if this is something that sounds like you then give us a call or drop in for more info!

Phone 📞 01141010011

The only time it’s ok to come early

The need to say this again is sad but the reality is we know a lot don’t read so we thought we should update for those busy people.

The term “sorry I come early” whilst it isn’t something most people want to hear, for us it is!

We work on appointments and when we block a time for you, we do so we have enough time to do your hair properly, so you will love it. When you come late ( in this situation ) you make many others run late and inconvenience the smooth running and mojo of the salon. We don’t rush you, out work or make others wait so if you have a booking, respect time, us, you and the process and come early!

We know traffic can suck, it happens but for 99% of our clients they also know and plan accordingly so to be fair we pride ourselves in creating beautiful hair and not rush jobs which look hideous and sprinkled with regret.

Worried about going bald?

It’s not uncommon to be freaked out by life and if you watch the news or check out sponsored posts on Facebook you are sure to be concerned about almost everything!

Ask yourself this ladies, how many bald women have you met? Like bald bald? The answer will most likely be none because it’s so rare you have more chances to be hit by a falling satellite than going bald so chill the hell out!

Yes hair falls out and it does daily, yes in different seasons it may fall out more than others. Hormones and medicine can cause increase hair fall and change of water also. But your body adjusts and you will be fine and your hair will be too!

At any given point 90% of your hair is growing and 10% is dying ( but will be replaced) that’s not a new thing, google it!

Every day you will have hair come out, some days more than others! No eating more of this or than or even taking supplements isn’t going to change the way your body is made, eat a healthy diet, use Sulfate free products and shampoo regularly, healthy scalp healthy growth!

Rubbing kitchen scraps, oil, onion pulp, eggs, fish oil etc is only going to give your scalp an infection and make you stink! It’s not going to do anything to your hair growth!

Love yourself

Isn’t it enough that you were born, isn’t it enough you have spent years becoming who you are, isn’t it enough that you are you?

Imagine how lucky you are and how blessed you life is, the good and the challenging. It’s perfect just the way it is! Start telling yourself that, feed your mind with what it needs so you can be the best version of you possible. Don’t conform to others expectations of you, please you, be you!

How not to behave in a salon, an open letter

Dear Sharon,

Thank you for calling and booking in an appointment for your hair tomorrow at 10am and yes we will call you before the end of the day to remind you ( because we know you are sooo busy and even though you only called at 6pm on a Monday we know you life gets away so we will call you in a few hours )

It’s no problem you decided to not wake up early, it’s cold and in reality setting the alarm at 9.50 when you’re 20 min away kind of isn’t really going to work it’s fine. Good to have that option in case you did wake up early I guess, it’s fine we turned away 3 other people for that time it’s fine. Don’t worry just like last time why not rock up the following day at 10 and say we made a mistake, should work right, or just come once your awake take your time and just say you got stuck in traffic.

Don’t worry, it’s not like we have a naughty list and people like you we love cutting your hair, 100% we wouldn’t put you on it 🤭

Appointments are just a rough idea when you may or may not come, but if the rest of our clients do the same thing, we know you won’t mind waiting when someone does the same thing and we run late, even though you may have a flight, we know your ok with catching the next one.

We remember and smile the time you also made 4 appointments in the same day, but so sweetly told us you would “let us know which worked best”.

You Sharon are awesome, thanks for coming we love you.

Explaining Face shape for you guys

It’s a fact some guys need need help explaining why some things are important and it’s not a dig, guys are just wired differently. We thought it best to try some pictures to explain it.

If you have shapes and you put them over each other then another shape is created….. wow right lol.

So in short if you have a round face, get yourself a square haircut that doesn’t look round. If you have a chiseled jaw ( rare and most guys will be hating you just fyi ) then you can do whatever you like, if you do square cut then you will look more square.

Long face, avoid height as it will make it look longer! Avoid long beards as this will also lengthen your face, you need width so anything that adds to the look on the sides is the way to go!

For more drop in and have a chat with us, it’s free and we can give you some advice!

Omg I love these shoes!

Ever had someone tell you that they love your shoes? If you have it sure feels good, a validation that that one extra pair to your ever growing collection was worth it, finally getting appreciated for the style guru you are!

Getting told your hair looks amazing is possibly less frequent not because you have ugly hair ( not saying you don’t either 😏) but it’s just a tad more personal I guess so most people will notice but not mention it directly.

It’s when you have complete strangers ask you who does your hair, you know you’re on s winning streak! If it hasn’t happened to you then it’s time to change salons.

How to grow healthy hair

For some people think you can literally just pay extra to fix hair that’s ruined, abuse it for months/years then simply pay a little extra and you have brand new healthy hair but guess what…. you can’t!

Here are a few things you need to do to make sure your hair doesn’t need shaving off and starting again! Some you will think you can skip because, well that’s human nature and you think you can do what you want but if you want healthy hair here goes!

  • Trim every 5-6 weeks! Yes you do and no even if you are trying to grow it then ends need to be removed.
  • Don’t over dry it or end up burning it with heat tools, a blow out shouldn’t destroy your hair if done correctly but sadly a lot of the time it does!
  • Always use conditioner, closes the cuticle making sure the moisture stays in.
  • Use a heat protector or serum everyday!
  • Wash it every day or every second day.
  • Don’t use oil, yes DON’T -it coats the hair, the heat that’s generated from the coating dehydrates the hair and makes it dry and brittle.

No amount of onion juice, cure, beer or oil rubbed onto your scalp is going to do anything other than create bacteria. Anyone who spends time in a salon getting a blow out may or may not know the smoke coming off the client next door is either her hair burning or bacteria & build up burning off the hairshaft! Just because your mum told you and her mum told her and her mums mum told her doesn’t make it correct.

Now stop doing your home remedies and avoiding getting cut and start looking after your hair!

The real reasons why your color washes out!

Your goal was mermaid hair or it could have been just a nice vibrant color either way it’s not going to last unless you look after it!

There are numerous reasons why your color might fade and here they are, they are all important and some colours just won’t last long even though you think you are doing everything right.

  • Shampoo is super important and if you are using a harsh shampoo then it will strip the color faster than you can get yourself a selfie. Use a Sulfate free shampoo!
  • Conditioner, yes girl you like it full, good for you but if you don’t close your cuticle then the color which you put inside the hair will wash out because the cuticle ( the outside later which gets closed by using conditioner ) is left open for the color to fade!
  • If your hair has been abused to the point it’s Brocken chances are no matter what you do the color simply won’t take let alone stay in.
  • If you are using an anti dandruff shampoo, kiss your color goodbye!
  • Over exposure to sun, salt water lightens the hair and removes color.
  • Too much excessive heat ( irons and over drying )
  • Using oil will cause the cuticle to expand damaging the strength ( sure it may make it look shinny) but will in turn cause the color to escape.
  • If your ends are split and you constantly don’t want to remove split ends chances are the color on the ends will fade faster than the rest!
  • Too much prior chemical treatments your cuticle will not have the strength to close and the color will fade.

So if you have taken the time and money to get a color then protect it so it looks good as long as possible.

Before & After Hair makeovers

There are a lot of us that simply don’t have photos of those hair disasters from years ago and thank god for that right!

If you or any of your redneck friends need help please be subtle and get them some help today. No one deserves to be haunted by ugly photos of yesterday. Do something that in ten years time when the next #tenyearchallenge happens you don’t have to hide!

Get yourself into see us today!

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Why we will talk before we do it!

There are several situations that require the need to have clear communication before you start. One is obviously the subtle use of the image below the other is getting your hair done.

Now for a lot of people you know what you want, in fact you may even have 200-300 reference images already saved or it may be it’s in your head and it needs digging out. Well that’s why we believe in having a talk one on one before we do anything.

A good opportunity to find out any problems, dreams, wish list, things you don’t like, Maintainence level your comfortable with and a lot more. It’s more than rubbing your head and asking if you want a trim.

So if you haven’t experienced a professional salon that you get asked more question than Donald Trump will get when everyone finally boots him out of office! Then it’s about time you called us!

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How to get thicker hair, all you need to know

Now before you all stand up and say anything let’s be honest and understand that anything you do is not going to be an overnight thing!

You can make it appear thicker, you can have it cut so it sits fuller, you can use product to give you volume, you can have a good balanced diet and healthy lifestyle to encourage the best growth possible. You can’t take a pill and somehow grow thicker hair, sorry not sorry.

The right cut can add volume and help with the appearance to make it look like you have more hair as well as a few tricks on styling can help dramatically. Having shorter layers whilst you may think it’s the way to get more fullness on the top and your so called ” bounce” it also takes hair away from the lower parts making it look thinner or hacked when you put it in a pony tail.

Best to discuss this next time your in the salon.

Are you really that useless?

A lot of people grow up being told what to do, what job to get, what type of partner they should have and what type of life they should expect. The reality is you can have whatever you like and the only person who has control is you. We listen to society, advertising and social media and base happiness on what we see when in fact happiness doesn’t have to look like anything.

If you have to constantly listen to others telling you who you are, then it’s only your fault if you believe them. No one should hold over your head the idea of what or who you are, be yourself and do whatever you want. Obviously don’t hurt others and follow your heart but at the end of the day when you find something or someone you love, life will make sense and it won’t be hard work as well as life will start making a lot of sense!

Don’t listen to anyone who is being negative!

If you only had tonight, what would you do?

Hair is not like a crush that’s moving overseas or a bff that’s heading off to college, you have to plan change a little bit or suffer to consequences!

Now not saying you can’t be a little spontaneous in fact you should but bleaching your long healthy hair white then 8 weeks later thinking you can go dark and get a keratin means your a little crazy! Plan your looks with thought on what’s next, so your hair doesn’t end up on the floor of the shower or having to be cut off!

A little preparation for your next look is always a good idea!

The 2019 cut that will give you more time plus a sexy feed!

We all tend to follow treads to some extent, could be because the stores only stock certain things and we have no choice or could be because we all see things work by people all at the same time. Either way it’s a fact but this haircut has been around for a while in and out of the spotlight. We love it because it’s super easy to wear and is almost fuss free!

And if you like it a little longer here you go!

So if you think this could be you, let’s have a look at your hair and see if we can drag you into 2019 looking hot with extra time on your hands!

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How to remove Stretch marks

Why on earth do you think they are not normal? Possibly the only people without stretch marks are 4-10 year old that still have skin 3-4 sizes bigger than they need!

Your body is beautiful just the way it is, you don’t need to do anything, your sexy just the way you are!

Now treat your hair the same way and love it the way it is! Sure you may need to tweet it a little and that’s what we are here for, but why are you covering white hair? Why?

2018 you couldn’t be assed make 2019 the year you kick it!

You started with a bang 12 months back, things happened you lost your way and yet you made it through the year!

You get one chance at this life kick ass! That’s the secret, don’t get distracted by life, jobs, money or boys or girls!

People and things come and go but success and goals only happen when you’re selfishly pushing blindly towards them!

Go out and get it!

When you wish you could be yourself

It’s always a battle when choosing to be yourself, do whatever you like and what others will think. Honestly it shouldn’t be, if you always try to make others happy when will it be your time to be happy?

Doesn’t matter if it’s pink hair, going short, wearing the clothes you want, choosing the job you want, dating the person you love or whatever. Be happy with you, make decisions for you. Maybe, just maybe the people around you are not supporters of the decisions but it’s your life!

When your hair cut looks like a bag of mixed lollies

So you want a taper, fade, undercut and a mullet but you need to be able to wear it like a Rockstar but you work in a Government office 🤓🤷🏼‍♂️

It’s like saying to your personal trainer “I want to eat whatever I want, as much as I can and not get fat”. You can have variation no one is saying have the sex love of a starfish but make sure it’s all working.

Yes we do guys hair & no we don’t do shaves.

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Why your weekly hair spa is not going to fix anything

So you’ve destroyed your hair by doing every chemical treatment on the planet because, well because you were told it was needed now they tell you “Mam you need a weekly hair spa” then have the nerve to tell you if you buy 5 you get one free. Like oh we ruined it but to fix it we can save you some money 😫


Problem is if your hair is that fried no amount of treatments will bring it back to life. Prevention is the best treatment yet very few value the word NO when it comes to getting what you want. Now sure there are products that can artificially rebuild the structure of your hair to some extent and will most definately help but a hair spa? Nope it’s basically conditioner in a jar labelled “hair spa” which is a superficial product and won’t do anything much after you have walked out of the salon.

Some salons put you under a steamer, telling you it opens the cuticle and helps penetrate. What it does is swell the hair by heating it up causing the cuticle to feel smooth until the swelling goes down. Yep you think wow it feels better but in fact the next day after you wash it, it’s exactly the same.

Healthy hair is hair that has been looked after by proper applications of color, regular trims and good hair care regime. Just because a salon offers a treatment or service doesn’t mean you should do it.

Prevention is better than cure any day, no down time! We may say no to you to do certain things but it is for your own good!

10 times when getting it cheap is possibly stupid

First of all we focus on cutting hair, not coupons and we spend all of our free time training on becoming better at what we do. It’s no secret that we all like a bargain in fact for some it’s a sport, a way of life. For some things you can afford to be frugal and some things you just can not.


Now we are not saying be stupid or careless with your money because that would be silly, we are saying there is a time and place for everything.

For example if your buying a certain product, same brand & model then you can call around and get various prices but if your buying a service or skill you can not compare prices ever!

Let’s take a mens haircut which you could possible get for 30-40rp underneath the local tree 🌲 now you can spend this or if you had some extra cash you could end up spending 5-6,000rp with the difference being the end result, the finish, the ambience and the overall experience. Now if you’re buying Parle G biscuits and you buy them under a tree for 10rp or from a shop at 40rp then this makes no difference ( as long as storage and use by date is in order ) so this is a time you can bargain until you’re happy.

A service based product varies so much from place to place and by service we don’t mean just simply a nice looking place, it’s about having the right skills set to be able to deliver the promised service. So this can hardly be a sit at home on the phone calling around to get the cheapest price before booking yourself in. If this is your way of looking for the place to go It is not the smartest way to find quality at all.

Times you should not bargain

  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Plastic surgeon
  • Hairstylist 
  • Crematorium 
  • Buying medicine
  • Buying petrol
  • Defense attorney 
  • Laser hair removal
  • Tattoo parlour

So if you want the best try searching for the best rather than searching discount and you may be surprised that instead of having to spend twice as much to get something done then you will get it done right the first time, saving you both time and money!

To the guy who came in today

We love getting feedback and at times feel we should actually share it so here goes!

Earlier a young man came into the salon and walked in sat down without saying a thing, then said “Shave Karo” when he was told we don’t do shaves he was shocked and said what type of salon are we that doesn’t do shaving.

His suggestion was to put it on the front window ” we don’t do shaves”. Great idea, why didn’t we think of that. 👍🏻

How we like to work

In any salon in any part of the world things work differently but in most salons, you make a booking at a certain time, turn up ( on time ) get your hair done and the world keeps rotating.

Sadly there is the odd occasion we all can run late, it happens and we understand, the odd occasion we do too.

When this happens we call you and would like to think you would do the same, if we are booked out then we will schedule another time that suits both you and us. All this sounds very civil and realistic I know, even more sadly people with a 45 min booking either don’t call or answer the phone when we call or call an hour later and tell us they are running 10 min late because of traffic.

We hold appointments for 10 min then if we can’t get hold of you, you haven’t called then we will take another booking in place of you. When we have a list of people who want that slot it’s not fair not too.

Now repeat this twice and we can’t make bookings for you, you will have to drop in and try your luck.

If you have a booking and don’t pick up our reminder ( so you can keep the booking maybe but maybe not kind of attitude) at the end of that day we cancel it if we have not been able to get in touch ( we will try calling you three times ). We will give that time to someone else.

Please respect our time as much as we love doing hair, we can’t operate blocking times and not having people turn up because the traffic, kids, dogs, maids, driver or whatever creative excuse you can imagine. We are humans and get it but there is two sides to the coin. ✌🏻❤️

Is that a little bullshit on your lip?

We all have one of those friends or seen a commercial that claims if you use a certain product or use their product your life will be complete. We are the best, this product is unique etc etc 💤


Or your friend has verbal diarrhoea that clearly doesn’t remember the stories they told you 3 min back that contradicts the current story.

Well we don’t tell you 💩 in fact we have been told we are too honest, we spend a lot of time writing this nonsense to make sure you get it. No your life won’t be complete if you come to us, you will have better hair for sure, may or may not be able to fix a total mess but we will give you a plan too!

 

Look forward to seeing you soon!

 

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The entire family now has a blue tick!

Seems like the word “influencer” is the new buzz word everyone wants to add to their bio like it’s going to somehow give them the ability to be a shape shifter or an ability to change people’s buying Habbits.

Being labelled this is not your role it’s others role to label you and not your bff sitting at home watching re runs of 90’s sitcoms tagging you in memes 5 times per hour saying OMG I Iove your feed, girl great click!


You’re a person with an Instagram account, its completely different if a company or a respected publication or brand labels you, but sorry to be the bearer of bad news adding it on your bio because you want it is like adding “Millionare” because one day you want to be rich.

Sadly you sit in the back of the car, even shouting at the top of your lungs for the driver to change lanes, he doesn’t listen to you so how on earth could you influence others. If you post some nice pictures ( or you call clicks) that’s great, you also write in your posts that ” sorry I haven’t posted in a while, been super busy” sweetheart no one is even bothered. We are surprised that there are some that buy followers and likes and think that by doing this in some strange way will make them famous or successful, when there is nothing more than surface face which lasts about 3-7 seconds after someone stumbles on your profile then realises that that ” Click” you posted looking hideous has thousand likes and the link in your bio is a dead end.

Try being the best at whatever you are doing, rather than trying to scam success, chances are if its meant to be you will become famous at what you actually do, unless thats nothing then your in trouble!

This is not aimed at one person this is based on so many adding this word into their Bio.

 

Congratulations Merrylin Boro and us  Rod Anker Salons

If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you already have.

Imagine a world in which you stayed the same person day after day, year after year. Same clothes, same job, same house, same dreams, same music and the same hair!

Well evolving is not always hard, but it sure it’s what we need to do. You are the same person but instead you let life take you rather than fight it and stay the same.

While holding onto that perfect haircut you had when you were 23, Susan you are 37 now and it’s time to stop.

If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you already have.

For the record, this is Rod Anker when he had hair and wtf is that shirt, we think it could be an 80’s boy band photo or waiting tables at a Chinese restaurant, honestly not sure. 🤔

You can not expect to build a team behind a gun

Today it’s 2018 and most people are connected to the world and know what’s right and what’s wrong but sadly there are still a few that think being a boss means being rude, obnoxious and authoritarian.

They dictate to staff what to do, give them literally no room to think or do what they are there to do and wonder why they have to sit in the office 7 days a week.

I have seen the hairdressing Industry grow rapidly over the last 10 years in India and have witnessed first hand the lack of understanding of what it is that a salon is meant to be providing.

It’s a people’s business and you have to ask yourself if you can’t get it right with the people you spend the majority of the day with, chances are it’s not going to be right with the people that come in and pay.

Look at it like this, imagine just moments before the doctor operates on you, you literally go crazy at him, insult him, his family and everyone he has ever spoken too. Do you really think that this is going to put him in the right mood to be his best?

The reality is, the last thing he will be wanting to do is the operation!

Yet daily owners, managers have created this ” me & them” attitude where the staff come to work because they are threatened and do not feel like they have an option. Free speech to clients and fellow staff is so far fetched it isn’t an option. Sad to think people think they can treat people like this but they do and in a lot of situations end up doing the most stupid things simply because they are told they have too, so they do it regardless of knowing its wrong for the client.

I do get asked a bit to do things I don’t think need doing ( a color, a service or cut whatever ) and when I say no it’s not needed the reaction is always the same, utter shock and disbelief. I feel that doesn’t matter if it’s a blog, a post, a discussion on social media or staff, it’s the same tone, the same message and the same level of respect.

So when I say please don’t come back, it’s because your rude, if I’m respectful of the people I work with, everyone needs to be!

Mushroom balayage

Once you have decided the technique of balayage you are left with the color and the amount to choose from. It can end up being either too much ( in a lot of cases ) or you may think not enough.

The idea of balayage in itself is subtle and given the fact that it isn’t done at the roots it is meant to be a more natural approach to colouring. Do you go ash, can it go ash, should you still be a warm blonde. All these questions can be talked about when you are consulting the stylist depending on your skin tone and the overall look you had in mind.

Yes it’s cool and if it is done the right way can last months and months before you need to do it again.

There are some things you need help with, let us help you!

Seriously the thought of doing it for you everyday isn’t putting a smile on our face so can’t imagine it would you!

But the time wasted getting a blow out 2-3 times a week is kind of crazy so we will teach you how to do it yourself. Basically we only want to see you when your desperate, think of us as your last choice hair booty 😂

Christmas is only 6 weeks away!

We all say the same thing, each year goes faster, well 2018 is coming to an end and it’s only a little over 6 weeks until Christmas!

So if your smart, which we know you are you will prebook now so you are not left looking like crap!

Phone 01141010011

You have no idea what we get told!

Funny how a lot of companies pay a lot of money to find information out, get the right data etc. seriously guys you have no idea the things we either get told or hear! Like would make you cringe, it’s no wonder why I’m bald!

We don’t kiss and tell so relax it’s not going in our status but we are looking for a good therapist 😛

They say visiting the salon is like a therapy session, it should be. Come see us, unload it’s a safe place.

What Marketing professionals get wrong and waste thousands of dollars on the wrong campaigns

Its easy to shout out and say whats wrong, but to be honest it has to be said as a lot of continued promotions or money spent simply by continually doing the same thing and not evolving. We get asked a lot to do ” collabs” and to be honest its not that we don’t want too its that the vast amount of requests are for unattainable looks that even if the hair could do it, it would take 7-8 hours of work and the upkeep is unrealistic. But going back to marketing or the loose term of marketing especially in India is that its driven by the wrong people, at times the same people who are hardly online, hardly know whats new or current or are even worse, stuck 10 years back with attitudes that are outdated.

I don’t think we have it right, so take a chill pill we are not pointing fingers but simply laying the facts out on the table. If you want to be connected to the right people for your brand, you have to think like the person who you are targeting which kind of makes sense and the 101 of any marketing campaign right? Well if you think about the people that your target audience would interact with, they are the people you should be reaching out too, rather set people that have the ” influencer” in their bio on instagram. When I get asked about which hotel do I recommend from our recent trip to Egypt, not once but 5 times in the first 4 days once we got back home it made me realise that my following in fact actually had a synergy with what I like or in some strange way thought well if they can do it, maybe I should too.

It still shocks me that no matter what amount of money brands pour into media they still have not understood the power of free content and the strength of your own media handle. If your catchment is large or small it really doesn’t matter, its about having the right, relatable content that people can identify with that will set you apart. Sure a $100k television marketing campaign may help, but considering the rate at which people ae departing paid television I suspect it will be a hit and miss for most evolving brands. Maybe a good marketing strategy for brands would be to target the brands that are not making that evolution to social media and start producing those products and dominate that space so when the older brands realise they need to change, it will be too late.

Enough of highly curated content with only your set network of influencers or key people, its time to get it right and spread the exposure out to the right people that have the right following!

The problem when you put people in a box

It’s not an uncommon question to ask someone ” what do you do” or ” where are you from” with the unsaid rational that you want to be able to streamline or adjust the conversation accordingly. The problem with these two questions ( which are almost predictable almost with everyone ) is that they are totally irrelevant to who the person actually is. Imagine asking Warren Buffet where he was born, or Rihanna who was born in a small village, Obama who wasn’t born as a president. It’s because you, we sadly think that by knowing the location of someone’s birth can tell you about them, it doesn’t. It in fact shows how narrow minded the person asking is.

What someone does for a living, the job they do, is not going to tell you anything you won’t know anyway. Now if these are just opening questions to start a conversation, I suggest you get new opening lines as these are not going to get much happening. Try ” what do you do for fun?” Or ” what is your dream job” questions like this will give you real insight into someone’s personality which is what you actually wanted.

Keep in mind, your filter on location or job title is your issue and your filter it’s not fact nor does it dictate any actual proof about someone, who they are or their character.

This is what you look like in your fancy office little Miss fancy

So you love to tell everyone how important you are, I like my hair long because it looks good for certain parties!

This is what you look like in your office little Miss Fancy Pants!

CUT YOUR HAIR

No fly’s on me

You woke up and decided that you wanted something fresh, we all say thank god! But just because you finally decided after 5 years of no change that this change is going to last you another 5 years!

Image via @Ugly World Wide

It’s cool to change things up, seriously but you should be doing it even in small ways every time you get your hair done. Change, evolve and have fun!

How to get your color tone to last longer and get more shine

So here is the secret to getting colours to last longer, hair to appear to have loads of shine and create hair envy!

Clear gloss, yep it’s a thing and it’s fairly simply. Can be applied with color, over color or on natural hair!

It won’t make it healthier, but it will make it look shinier ✨

Get yours done before the dry winter weather.

Babe you look stupid, please stop using these app’s

We all have someone on our following that is obsessed with these face smoothening apps, they actually think they look good still!

Newsflash, your in your 50’s or at least we thought you were but these app’s make you look 65 and desperate so stop it! Yes you, stop it!

If you hadn’t noticed the world has become a lot more authentic and anyone who knows you or you know them, let them see the real you!

Our door is open

We get asked a lot when are we open, then usually get told it’s 10 min too early or 5 min too late. We are open the following hours,

Monday – Saturday 10am – 8pm

Sunday’s 11am – 6pm

Now the reason we are open less on a Sunday is simply so our team can get some family time just like everyone else. We can open after hours and do open early, if it’s made prior and comes with a surcharge.

So if you want to get in before work, no problem but you better keep it!

You can either call 01141010011 dm us on social media, please note early or after hours appointments won’t be entertained for someone who has not been before & all no shows incur 100% payment

It says 3 min but I’m going to leave it in for an hour!

So you got yourself a hair product, run the bath and decide you are going to leave your 3 minute miracle treatment on for a 4 hour power packed boost?

Sorry to tell you but it’s not going to do anything more than it would in the specified time, typically 3 min max!

Oh sorry you thought the chemists designing the product had it wrong? They don’t babe, grab a fag or glass of wine and listen to some music.