My hair my choice

Often we do decide to do things not by what we want but what society says is ok or what other deem to think is normal. Often still we hear woman choosing to grow hair because others think they should have long hair rather than doing what they actually want to do. We have even heard that after making the decision to go short people question the health of the person who has gone short, “ Are you ok? What happened?” It’s crazy we know! One of the most attractive qualities someone can have is confidence and going against the norm and choosing to have hair you want is incredibly liberating and confident!

We are not saying you have to go short to be attractive or confident we are simply saying the only person who should decide is you! Short hair can be incredibly liberating and fun! You get to change your complete look literally there and then and if you decide too, it grows back!

Your version of short May be shoulder length and others it may be buzzed off!

We often change the style of clothes we wear so it only makes sense that the length, color and shape of our hair changes too! Could be bangs or a complete change but why not have some change, it can lift your mood and make you feel good about yourself! Don’t you deserve that?

How to get long healthy hair

Depending on who you ask, you will get various answers on haircare and what it takes to have healthy hair. Possibly the best advice will come from a qualified hairstylist even though your mother tends to know most things maybe she can sit this one out.

Healthy hair doesn’t happen by chance, it typically is months or years of good hair habbits rather than how expensive your shampoo is. Often the moment you realise you have a problem it’s too late to fix it immediately but don’t panic it’s never to late to get you back on track.

Healthy hair habbits

Regular trims are the most important thing when wanting healthy hair. Because your hair is actually dead keratin removing the ends every 6-8 weeks is needed to ensure the most stressed portion is removed and doesn’t create a split end.

Don’t over style, excessive heat will cause the hair to be dehydrated. Sure you can use serums and leave in conditioners to help protect your hair but too much is too much.

Coloring your hair is fine if it’s done in a conscious way keeping condition in mind. Going over previously coloured hair should be kept to a minimum as this will cause damage.

Your daily routine can be the cause of a lot of damage. Brushing your hair too much aggressively will cause split ends, static and lead to damage.

Now oiling your hair has been told to nourish the hair but in fact just coats the strand, leaving it with a oil film covering the hair, increasing the heat of the strand, sucking out essential moisture. It will add shine but long term leave your hair feeling dry and brittle.

5 haircuts to give you inspiration to cut your hair

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

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

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So if you need a little push hope this helps!

Easy to wash and wear haircuts

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

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

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

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

You used to be fun!

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

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

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

Is your hair lacking shine?

While it seems like everyone is scraping their hair to show build up its not so obvious that while a lot of it could be build up from product, pollution, oiling it could also be damaged cuticles that you are scraping off!

If you feel your hair is dull and lifeless it could be the products you are using and the things you are doing that are in fact causing it. Oiling your hair whilst it gives you shine by coating the hair can over time cause more damage by creating a film that dehydrates the hair structure and prevents anything from helping. It will look shinny but feel rough to touch.

Try re assessing your hair care regime using a sulfate free ( SLS) shampoo and always using a conditioner. Avoid over heating your hair and use heat protecting products when possible. During summer if you are outside in the sun wear a hat or scarf to avoid direct sun!

It’s not always product it can be your cuticle!

The color can play a big part in how it looks and the relationship with shine also. It may need variation added to your color to create depth.

If you feel like it just lacks shine there is a gloss color that adds shine to your hair without any damage! Ask us how!

Men’s haircuts for 2021

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

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

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

How to get this shine for summer!

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

Don’t worry there is help here!

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

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

How to get your hair Summer ready!

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

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

Some quick things to get on top of now!

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

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

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

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

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

Should you do what’s trending?

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

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

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

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

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Pastel pink

How to get pastel colors

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is shadow colouring

Colouring hair is as much about selection and current state of the canvas as it is about placement. The art of doing less for more impact is smart and essential if you want to have healthy hair. Shadow coloring is about placement of color to help other colors pop. Can be that you want to go lighter or it’s too gold so adding a darker ash element helps give the illusion that the existing color is lighter and not gold.

If you have an off white wall beside a white wall suddenly the off white wall looks very off white. Now put the off white wall beside a dark brown or black wall suddenly it looks completely white. It’s an illusion but it works every time! Same concept with hair, to get the blonde to look blonde

The darker sections here show through and help the blonde to pop!

Balayagè started out as a merging of colors that blend rather than a overall lightening effect. You can vary the density of color however it you want low Maintainence then for darker tones naturally it’s best to limit the exposure.

Whilst this is balayagè it’s completely coloured on the ends making it more dip dyed with no variation.

Now shadowing color on the roots or smudging blends the root color ( your natural color ) through to give you a blended tone change from roots to ends and can be done to correct or blend a regrowth or to help grow out your color. If you want to grow out a solid color whilst still using the color on the mid lengths and ends this is a great way to do it!

Root smudge to remove regrowth markings

So before getting balayagè check the variations as there are many but most of all make sure you know if you want solid or a more broken up result.

How to grow out your color!

Tired of colouring your hair every month?

We have been overwhelmed with the amount of people who are tired of covering the grey or “ white” hair and honestly we love it! Imagine all the free time and extra money you will save! The thought of not having to plan your life around regrowth.

Once you have decided, now the hard part of actually managing and navigating your way out in a way that leaves you feeling human. It can be confusing and you will most likely get conflicting advice so expect it. There is no easy way that won’t leave you question your decision several times so it’s important you are strong. A lot of times, white hair or natural hair is more flattering than a blanket coverage!

How it started and how it’s going

It’s a long journey if you have length, especially if you have a darker color, the contrast can be huge and you will be tempted to fall but don’t!

Here are a few ways to help you through the transition

If you have just started it’s ok there are things you can do now to help the process. Depending on how dark you have been colouring it as to what needs to be done but for argument sake imagine it’s 80% white and you have been colouring it brown or dark brown.

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Within a few weeks you will be hit with white roots so if you wanted to lighten the overall hair now is the time to do it. If you wait and try to do this later you will end up with not as clean of a canvas, better to lighten the ends or darker hair now slightly (1-2 shades not more )

Now the next step can be either simply leaving it grow out or transitioning with color. How it’s done with color is by continually coloring the regrowth, slightly lighter each time ( 1/4-1/2 shade ) and have it translucent rather than a solid coverage. Once you get used to seeing the white hair stained the next step of seeing it natural won’t be so stark!

Be warned that along the way someone will say get some lowlights. Now tgis may be a hood idea for you and that depends from person to person but if you are planning on growing it out, doing another process at the roots that you ultimately have to grow out too is counter productive.

Low lights on a full head of white hair, with no solid color growing out
10 months into grow out

Remember match the tone, white hair looks grey, it’s white! It gives an ash look so the color on the ends needs to be ash or it will have too much contrast with the roots.

Good luck and if you need help, feel free to reach out to us.

The easy way to book appointments

A lot has made us change habits and for some we were already doing some of the things we all know expect and love. Having to pick up the phone or wait until certain hours to interact with a business is something honestly not many want to do nor really have too any more. Not sure about you but I want to be able to do what I want almost 24 hours a day!

Now before you slide us a DM at 3am expecting a reply I can assure you, it’s most likely coming until the sun comes up. However chances are in daylight or the early hours of both night and day, you will in fact not only get a reply but in most cases be able to make bookings. Yes I know right, it’s crazy. Whilst we are still waiting back from a DM last October from a restaurant wanting to know if they do take away, I guess it’s easier to get a haircut than it is to order food online.

So if you have a burning question, a sudden need to book your color, or simply want to drop by and say hi then do use either Instagram or email and book your next appointment.

When you want 2 layers

Firstly this is not a shaming post, it’s simply to help understand what layers are. Layered hair is when the top hair is shorter than the hair that is closest to the floor, it’s that simple. You can have long layers, short layers or uniform layers.

The longer the hair, the longer the layers need to be to maintain bulk on the ends and avoid it looking thin. If it’s too bulky on the ends then the layers can be slightly shorter or even sliced into. You can not count layers!

This is 2 layers!

A common mistake is the thirst for fullness and love for length. Whilst while styling you can try to encourage both if the weight of the hair is heavy the length will no doubt weigh it down. Cutting the layers short when the hair is long will look odd and give it a look that there is two haircuts happening.

Seemless layering gives movement and helps build volume and the length of your hair and the density determines how short the layers can be for it to work!

A good rule of thumb is the shortest layers need to be 1/2-3/4 of the overall length. Need help? Let us know

How to feel good for free

It’s not been easy getting through the last 12 months and we have all been pushed outside our comfort zones in many ways. We have survived and have adapted unbelievably well with all things considered. Some better than others and it had nothing to do with stock piling food or a mountain holiday or a private plane. The only way to get through this is to have a positive attitude and be able to lift yourself up. If you can do that then nothing will stick to you.

You don’t need a tropical holiday ( although that wouldn’t be that bad ) you don’t need the latest release top or sneakers but you do need positive self talk. You are a unique soul and you will get through this, this is not going to be forever so relax and enjoy this moment in time. You are beautiful and you need to believe it!

How to avoid hair disasters

When it comes to doing something to your hair, you need a solid line of communication with the person doing it in order to get it right!

You say short and to you that means mid shoulder but to some that means clippers off. Your blonde is someone else’s brown. Getting it right always should involve a discussion, reference images and only after everyone is on the same page should it continue. If there is doubt, things should not progress.

Consultations are free and happen before we do anything!

So before you jump into change and end up regretting it, talk first and make sure you choose the right salon & stylist to do your hair!

New Year New You

There has never been a better time for change than there is right now. Ending relationships that are going nowhere, moving towns, facing things that you have managed to put off your entire life.

Some interesting facts, hair grows and having something different, it won’t last forever but it will transport you to another head space and add a little fun into your life. Given that most sensible people stayed home and didn’t do much on New Years it may be just the trick. If you are thinking about change then give us a call, have a consultation with us and work out what it is you will do to make yourself feel good about your reflection. Maybe it’s tweaking, maybe it’s going natural and stopping coloring the grey hair or maybe it’s a completely different look.

What hair is cool in 2021

Let’s be honest there is a lot more pressing topics than what hair to wear so you seem cool. But that is exactly the reason that has fed the flames for a more 70’s look emerging. Long bangs, curtain bangs, faded out colors and grown out white hair!

With a lot of people option to either try box color and have it go horribly wrong or simply use this time to let it be! This year has pushed us to more easy low maintenance hair that we haven’t seen since the 70’s and it’s hot!

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Curtain bangs are big!
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So if you are keen to get rid of the shackles of 2020 and start living more free with easy hair the time between Christmas and New Years is the best time to do it!

When you didn’t get your Christmas wish

Come on, a tropical holiday is highly unlikely and possibly not safe this year anyway but you ended up with socks and now you are feeling a tinny bit unloved. The fact you are reading this means you have a lot to be thankful for but….

Don’t worry the entire planet feels your pain but there is hope, whilst we can’t gift you anything other than a fresh look, you will feel better! Why are you sitting around feeling sorry for yourself, give us a call we are open throughout the holiday season.

Simple Rules for Entry to our Salon

It seems like we need to lay a few rules down sadly to make sure we all are on the same page. Our main goal is to be a safe place for everyone, which includes us as well as you and everyone else we see!

Yes a lot of similar places let you take your mask off, drink coffee, order food and maybe not even wear one while you take a photo or maybe the salon you go too wants to take your photo without a mask for “ just a minute” well sorry that’s not us. We care more about your safety than getting an OOTD photo. We want to stay open, we want you and your family to be safe and we want ours to be safe also. So here goes!

No mask No Entry

Your temperature will be checked and you will need to sanitise your hands upon entry.

Bookings are limited so pls be on time, 5 min +|- is understandable but more than that will inconvenience the entire salon for the entire day. If you know the time you booked in for pls be on time.

We don’t make you wait, please don’t make us wait! If you are late most likely your appointment will be cancelled and you will need to reschedule and payment in advance may be required.

Mask has to stay on the entire time in the salon

No take away food

No water or coffee, tea is available in salon or to be consumed.

No showing us your face, if we need to we will ask for a face selfie from your phone.

You can wear your mask but if we are colouring pls wear one that is disposable or ask and we will provide one for you.

We hope you all understand that spending 2 hours getting your hair done with us means keeping your mask on and being in a safe space. We have maximum 2 people at any time all following the rules, let’s keep it that way! If you want to try any of the above you will be asked to leave immediately without ANY hesitation and not be invited back!

Looking forward to seeing you and if you feel like you would like the salon to yourself, we can block it out for you by prior arrangement just give us a call!

For bookings either call us Monday – Saturday 10-6pm or Dm us on social media.

Smooth Ash balayagè

We all want a change, it’s not been the easiest years so changing the way we look is possibly the only thing we can do so why not get your hair done, change the color or cut it off!

Balayagè is a great technique to give you variation that’s super low maintenance and doesn’t involve monthly visits to get touched up. now whilst it’s a super versatile technique it’s limitations are based on your hair & your expectations of the end result. The darker the hair the more limits you have in a general sense as to the tone you can easily achieve. The darker the hair the more red or gold pigment is in your hair. And creating an ash overtone on dark hair ( black or dark brown ) requires several applications, which can’t be done using this technique. Balayagè can be beautiful and natural whilst keeping the integrity of the hair in good condition. However it’s important to know and understand it has its limitations and so does your hair.

We suggest getting some reference images together with you and have an in-depth consultation with your hairstylist on how you can achieve it without destroying your hair!

How long is that hair color going to last?

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

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

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

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

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

Book out the Salon

With everyone’s anxiety levels higher than ever it’s no wonder we are all putting off living. Making the simplest decisions suddenly have become a decision based on safety. We get it! The last thing anyone wants to do is be in a crowded space indoors!

On the outset just to update everyone we have maximum 2 clients at any point and it’s by prior appointment ONLY. We are now blow drying but if you don’t feel comfortable we won’t just let us know in advance. Every surface is sanitised between every single client and everyone is wearing a mask for the duration of the visit as well as the entire team every minute of the day!

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If you want to come in alone and be the only person in the salon, obviously the person cutting your hair, let us know as this is available by prior appointment also. Limited slots daily and can be done early in the day.

At the end of the day we know how you feel because we feel it too and no matter what requests you have to feel better we are happy to take them on board. The main purpose is delivering beautiful hair, making you feel good in the safest possible environment for all.

Simply call us on 01141010011 or Dm us on social media.

Curtain Bangs

The biggest thing that has come out of lockdown in 2020 for hair is low maintenance hair that flows with little effort. Whilst a lot of this is controlled by the cut it can be one of the most liberating things to literally wash and air dry, even in winter!

Often called Curtain Bangs or Eastern European bangs by some it’s having the best of both worlds, having bangs but also having the length to be able to wear it up. It looks effortless and is low Maintainence if done right.

On curly hair is gives you options you never had before!

Should you rinse in cold water?

There is always a lot of talk about things you can do yourself at home to make sure your hair is healthy. It’s hard to know what to believe or not to believe.

When it comes to a cold rinse, it does help soothe the cuticle and reduce the swelling of the hair marginally. Warm water swells the hair and is obviously more comfortable to shower in than cold water. Even the thought of a cold rinse is making us get chills. Will it help with the frizz, well yes slightly.

It’s possibly not worth the risk of catching a cold during winter so you can skip it. What you may want to adapt and try is after your blowout on each section blasting it with cool air, this does the same thing but also sets the hair the way you want it. It’s hot or warm air that dries it and the cool air in fact sets it!

For a longer lasting blowout use the cold air feature on your dryer, it’s there for a reason

How to get Men’s hair color done right!

It’s an easy change to your look to color your hair but getting it right so you don’t end looking weird can be a challenge.

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Guys can be lazy, it’s true I know we were shocked also but it’s a fact and coloring your hair is not something you pick off a menu board based on your favourite actor. It can be time consuming and the Maintainence can be ( not always ) high. If you want a result you have to put the time and effort into it.

I guess part of the problem is the options, there are far too many. It comes down to how much maintenance are you ok with and how much effort you want to put in. If you are ok with 2-3 sittings in the salon over a week then maybe platinum blonde is ok for you.

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And if you just maintain the ash tone by using a silver shampoo then your look could evolve into something like this as it grows out.

With darker roots as it grows

Or if you want more fun then you need to go through the above then you can color it some fun colors but beware that these colors don’t last long and you will need to touch it up every week or so.

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It you want pastel tones then you have to go platinum white first. These hair colors require a clean white base to start with.

Now if you start and decide it’s too much work then you will be left with a yellow or gold color that ends up looking like a bad DIY

Even Rockstars get yellow if it’s not complete!

So if you guys want to color your hair, the best thing to do is get some references of what you love then get yourself a consultation and a plan on how & when you will do it!

The difference between a lot salons

Finding out what you want is never as easy as asking “ what do you want” it’s always a lot more than what’s on the surface. A lot of people underestimate communication snd it can destroy economies, marriages and certainly be the difference between an horrific salon experience and one that you love!

Short to you is one thing, short to us is another and whilst you may not want a bleech used it would all be a belief based on the past or your understanding on what it does. Having someone explain the what why and how of you achieving something always helps. It may be right you shouldn’t do it, it may be also the only way you will ever love the look. Ask the right questions and you will get the good answers.

It’s true hairdressers talk a lot but in our own defence it’s because we know that’s how we find out the information we need to be able to make you love your hair.

Same but different as we are all unique
It’s what happens in this chair before the cut that makes it a beautiful experience

Consultations are always free and it’s about finding out what you want and how to get it including pros and cons and price together with options.

Leaking Hair

Ever had an important meeting or function and the grey hair is poking out making you feel a little old? Hair mascara can be used ( typically ) but if it’s hot or you are under lights, add a little perspiration and…..

Rudy Giuliani- President Trump’s Lawyer

So before you try this and end up being the laughing stock of the planet, plan ahead and get your color done!

Moral of the story is, mistakes happen to everyone even Donald Trumps lawyer! Also don’t try to cut corners to save time, do it right the first time

If your hair is thinning read this NOW

A lot of guys tend to let the hair grow in order to cover it up or comb it over so they feel like they have more hair. Loosing your hair can be traumatic or emotional & understanding it’s somewhat out of your control due to hormones can be hard for some to embrace. Your hair doesn’t make you the person you are, in fact it has as much of a contribution as what clothes you wear. It’s your personality that speaks volumes about who you are. So in short don’t stress it’s not the end!

Getting the sides shorter exposes some skin therefore makes it look like there is less hair or density. Doing this matches the exposure to skin on the top so rather than looking like your going bald it looks like it’s meant to be!

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So before you start holding on for dear life to a thin mane get some advice on how to make it look thicker!

You bought a new dress but you should have got your hair done

Most likely we have all done this, filled up the fridge with food then gone and got take away for dinner. More often than not it’s about what makes you feel good and if it means shoes then so be it! Do what you got to do to make it a happy day!

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So if it’s a nice new dress or a blowout do it today you will feel better for it, don’t leave it in the cart!

Return of the 90’s claw clip

Well if you though hair habits haven’t changed this year you are wrong. Whilst a lot has changed throughout the world our personal habits and likes have changed also!

Flashback to the 90’s when you would see on the runway’s the claw clamp being used frequently it’s now a popular tool to be able to put your hair up in a few seconds with no fuss!

If you haven’t been a fan in the past maybe now is the time to give it a try!

Also another very popular trend has been oversized hair clips which sort out a bulk of the hair and complete the look yet keeping it super simple!

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How to avoid going gold!

Ever wondered why your hair ends up gold everytime you color it?

The darker the hair the more warm pigment it has in it. When you lighten the hair even slightly the warm pigment is visible. So when you do highlights unless you go light enough to eradicate all the warmth you will at some point need to have a plan to reduce it, maybe not now but down the line.

Before and after

Now there are limitations to the extent you can remove based on hair condition and actual color but no matter how far it’s gone it can be softened. you may not even need to color it, it could be as simple as using a toning shampoo. So the best thing to do is have a consultation and work out what needs to be done. Remember the more color or chemicals you do the more warmth typically will show itself.

Should you do a Global color?

Chances are if you color your hair you have been told to color the entire head of hair if not everytime every second, after all the color should be the same from roots to ends correct?

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Wrong! If you want it to look natural and be healthy you shouldn’t be coloring the ends, it should be left to fade a little to give a more naturally worn color. Apart from the look of it, think about the condition, if you keep putting a color on the same hair over and over again the damage is going to eventually catch up with you!

A worn color is typically 1-1.5 shades lighter on the ends due to sun, exposure and slight fading. It looks good but if it becomes too gold or red you can tone it a little every now and then as needed or alternatively use a toning shampoo that helps keep the warm pigments shrunk.

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How to get it to flip

The way your hair moves and bahaves is largely due to the way its cut. It’s a living part of our body that behaves the way it does for a reason. It’s understanding why and creating the right shape,length and texture to encourage it to do what you want versus what it will try to do naturally.

The back will flick out if the length is just reaching the shoulder or if it doesn’t have weight in the layers
You will find it going sideways once the length hits shoulders if it’s too heavily layered

If this isn’t what you want it’s our job to create the right environment for your hair to do what it’s told rather than leaving it to chance or a blowout for you to feel good and be happy with the way it looks!

How to avoid looking like a lampshade

When it comes to curly hair, it’s a constant battle of managing the condition of the curl, the humidity and the overall shape of your hair. One wrong move and it’s a possible disaster that can last months.

Deciding on layers or no layers depends on the density and texture of your curls as every head of hair is different. But there is one common aspect of curly hair and that is the volume that layers create. Volume can be your friend if you just know how to utilise it. Hidden layers remove bulk and texturising creates volume so beware!

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

Then the product and the way you handle your hair is another demonthat needs patience and less is more! A creme based product is typically better and once your out of the shower avoid touching it too much!

Get the right cut to enhance your awesome curls!

Why it’s important to be you!

It’s easy to get swept up in trends, following the masses and looking like everyone else! The problem is you are not everyone else, you are you! You are completely different to everyone is so many ways and it’s important that you do you the way you want!

A fairly boring world if we all looked the same, thought the same, had the same dreams with no variety or difference it would simply be boring!

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So before you follow, think about you and what you want to look like. Stand out by making you happy not just following everyone else!

Your Shoe collection is Hot but your hair looks like trash!

Chances are no one is going to tell you, you will be bombarded with omg I love your shoes but how often have you had compliments about your hair?

Now we are not saying your hair does look bad and if you can take the attention of the neglect with a nice pair of shoes you deserve a slow clap. However it may be easier to simply order new shoes online versus navigating an appointment and going to the salon. We get it.

Before ordering your next pair, why not make a booking to get your hair done?

How to grow out your hair

Ever wondered how some people go from one style to the next and it seems like it changes overnight?

It’s not some magical potion that makes the hair grow, it’s rather having a hair plan from one style to the next. It’s about having a long term plan or vision that you plan certain areas of your hair and color in advance so the style evolves and the shape of your styles grows into your new look.

Growing out a bob and bangs by slightly layering gives the illusion it’s longer then before you know it, it’s hitting your ahoulders and it’s suddenly not a bob but in fact it’s been a planned change.

If you want to change your look and are wondering how without a drastic change suddenly then come talk to us so we can get a hair plan in place for you!

The Perfect Hairstyle for your Star sign

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

CAPRICORN

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

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

AQUARIUS

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

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

PISCES

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

ARIES

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

TAURUS

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

GEMINI

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

CANCER

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

LEO

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

VIRGO

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

LIBRA

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

SCORPIO

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

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

Make 2020 your year!

Why you don’t need a Global color

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

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

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

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

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

Calling someone home to get your hair done

With everyone being scared and anxious on stepping outside we all are looking for options on how to live life, it’s reality. Calling someone home to get things done seems safe but is it actually safer than leaving your house?

Would you order food from a cloud kitchen or someone’s house where the possible protocols are not followed vs buying it from a restaurant in which they are trained to ensure safety? Or a Restaurant where cleanliness is trained daily

Everyone has a different opinion but we feel being in a controlled environment where everything is monitored is safer than risking various degrees of “clean & safe”. Now whilst everyone says there house is clean, sanitation is done the best yet everyone’s version of safe and clean is completely different. I know people who will not even open the front door and others who have people over every night, both are clean but both have very different versions of being safe. By getting someone into your house that may have been to others homes is basically putting you in the same position as the least careful person that they have been in contact with.

Your bathroom
Possibly Previous clients bathroom

It’s not how clean and careful your house is ( we are sure it is clean ) it’s about having the environment that is controlled. Having a space that daily has protocols before and after someone’s leaves with a group of people that are trained and have a system to sanitize correctly is safer than when a visitor is less frequent.

It’s not your house, it’s the one before and the one before that which should concern us.

This is not meant to be scare tactics, simply opening thought as to which is safer. We have set out our safety protocols and ensure the area is sanitised before and after every guest. With one person at a time and restricting entry we have maintained an environment that is safe.

Our Space

3 WAYS TO AIR DRY YOUR CURL

We all know someone who says they never blow dry their hair and yet it always looks awesome how? Is it a skill that is taught to few and a mystery to the masses or is it so obvious that no one tries it?

Could it be that a few small tricks and doing less is actually the answer? Keep reading!

Now let’s get one thing straight, you can’t get a haircut once every 6 months and expect your hair to sit the way you want it’s unrealistic it needs to be trimmed every 6/8 weeks to remove dehydrated ends and to prevent split ends. So the foundation is regular trims!

Secondly it’s product, you can use different things for different hair and the needs change depending on the hair. Let’s just put a few products in the basket for you and you can try what you have and see what works and what doesn’t.

A serum, this closes the cuticle and prevents frizz ( don’t use anything too heavy and must be water soluble)

A leave in conditioner which adds moisture, 5-6 sprays throughout.

A sea salt spray, adds strength to the curl and helps it retain its shape.

Now the hard part! After gently applying all these products and ensuring you are not tossing it around, you need to do NOTHING but wait!

Everytime you touch, flip or move it you are encouraging frizz so just don’t touch it, sitting in non direct sunlight and not with direct air facing you ( not in the car with the aircon on full facing you either!) Just wait!

Your curl will be defined and more crisp. Now you know the basics it’s up to you how you adapt it, every head of hair is different and may need more or less of the above. Remember the more you touch it the more frizz will appear!

How to style your curls without a hairdryer

Long before we had restrictions and salons were open everyday you could go get a blowout regardless of the situation without thinking twice. Now we have to mentally plan our every move.

For those with curly hair, who have had a love hate relationship since childhood it’s been a time to stop and fall in love with it all over again. Curly hair can be naughty, miss behave just the moment you want it to act normal it decides to act up. It has a mind of it’s own. There is no sure way to make it do what you want but you can have more firmed crisp and structured curls with a little know how and some practise. There is no reason why your curls isn’t a positive!

There isn’t a “one size fits all approach” to which products to use or how to use them, but there is a general direction we can help you take that may help you a lot!

So many people still flip and fling their hair around like it’s a whip and a rodeo and those people need to stop! The more you move it the more frizz and unruly it will become. Here is how things should go from the minute before you get out of the shower.

Once you have shampooed rinse and squeeze out excess moisture apply conditioner to the length and GENTLY work through, gradually using a wide tooth comb to selectively remove the knots from the ends working up to the roots. Gently rinse, do this well and avoid rigorously moving the hair too much, keeping it flat. Finish up in the shower squeeze the excess moisture out of your hair and step out. Using a towel gently squeeze excess moisture from your hair ( DO NOT RUB!)

Now given that every head of hair is different but curly hair craves moisture so use a serum to close the cuticle, a leave in moisturiser and possibly a curl cream or additional moisture creme or a sea salt spray for hair that’s a little finer and lacks the strength in the curl.

You can try to speed up the drying process but the minute you do, frizz will appear and the definition will go for a toss!

Remember while it’s drying any movement needs to be limited and gentle, like super gentle.

Try it and let us know how you went, remember that you may need to get a fresh cut which will help with the ends if it’s split or damaged

How to stop the Frizz

It’s a fact that this time of year the Frizz is at its worse so firstly chill out! But one of the major factors that cause frizz is the way you treat your hair, the majority of the frizz can be controlled simply by controlling how you handle it.

Habits that you have had may be wrong, so it’s time to break it down hopefully to make your life easier and not end up walking around like a frizz ball.

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Putting your hair up wrapped in a towel may be practical and look sexy but it creates frizz, your hair twisted and tied up will make it frizzy!

Instead after you have put your products in, pat dry and try not to disturb it much at all. When you have the conditioner in, use a wide tooth comb and comb it through. After you have rinsed it don’t over handle the hair much at all.

Drying your hair upside down to get the fullness or shaking it out is also a NO NO as it will create frizz

Don’t do This

Every movement you do with your hair needs to be gentle and slow, flipping hair around is inviting it to misbehave and go frizzy. If you can use an old TShirt pat dry the excess moisture go about doing whatever it is you need to do then gentle remove.

Small gentle movements without the drama of flicking your hair side to side will put you in the best chance of less frizz

NOT EVERYTHING CAN BE DIY

Put your hand up if you baked Banana Bread in 2020 🙋🏼‍♂️ keep them up if you worked out online 🙋🏼‍♂️ get comfortable because keep them there if you grew tomatoes 🍅 🙋🏼‍♂️ So by now we all think we can DIY almost everything because we had too and some things we can do better. I must say our home made carrot cake is the best I’ve ever had!

But when it comes to doing your own hair color or cut it’s just not the same because even if you have the 35 min video open of “ How to cut hair like a pro in less than an hour” you most likely can’t condense years of practical experience in a 35 min video.

The need of the hour earlier was DIY because there wasn’t options plus no one was looking at you. Now it’s slightly different and you have access to salons. The salon open so you don’t have to worry about helping yourself.

What color did you say?

We all know someone that when asked what they feel like to eat they reply with “ anything” yet they don’t mean anything. Describing a mood or a color is not always the easiest task. You want to feel relaxed but not so relaxed your almost sleeping, you want it blue but not bright blue.

To be able to achieve the goal color for your hair it involves a conversation that requires some in-depth Q&A about exactly what you have in your mind. Now obviously the best thing to do would be to have some reference images to help you and we would always suggest 2-3 images of your ideal color.

Saying you want a powerful blonde means different blonde depending on who you ask. Similarly if you say short to someone with a shaved head the image in the mind will be different to than if you ask someone with hair halfway down their back.

If you say pink to someone, any of these could be passed as being pink!

All completely different colors but yet the same.

We believe that there is an image in your mind as to what color you want your hair, the perfect color. It’s our job to get that image out and the plan how to achieve it. It’s not the name you call the color we are interested in, it’s your image of that color we need to find.

Consultations are the key to a successful salon visit no matter what. If there are no questions being asked, chances are one of you is in for a surprise!

Stop color fading

A lot walk out of the salon after spending hours to get your hair done with a color that is awesome only to have it wash out and look dull or tired shortly after. There are several reasons why your color May be fading out let’s talk.

Color needs a healthy hair in order to hold true to what it should be. If you imagine the cuticle ( the outside layer of your hair ) is like the doors in your house. If it’s not closed then nothing will stay inside, it gets closed when you condition it, when the condition of your hair is healthy and chemically hasn’t been compromised much at all.

Now whilst coloring your hair is a chemical it can be done whilst keeping the health of your hair in tact.

Don’t so extremes, one month you go dark, next month you want to go lighter then you decide red is your color and the following month you want ash blonde. Guess what, firstly it’s not going to happen but even if you get close the chances your hair is going to hold color is slim! The more damage your hair goes through the less it will hold color.

Use a sulfate free shampoo, you have heard us saying it repeating the same song for years but it works. Always condition your hair, this closes the cuticle. Regular trims to remove split ends which will cause hair to become brittle and split.

Remember the better the condition the better the chances your color will hold. Products like leave in serums are good as long as they are water soluble.

If you can’t get it to hold then it may be time to stop what you are doing and book yourself in for a consultation with us.

Looking for a blow?

Well it’s already practically September and it’s been anything but a normal year for all of us. Nothing is what it was no matter how hard we try it’s just not.

Now we reopened after being closed for 11 weeks and want to make sure that not only us are safe but also you, with all of the suggested safety measures in place we added one more which has been adopted in other countries.

With every part of the salon operational ( bar your cuppacino ) we chose not to do blow drying for a very good reason.

Air is pushed and sucked all around your face, our face and all through the salon, ( and we know it’s remote ) we do not want to risk any element of your visit for a simple blow dry. Sure it may be revealed later that we were wrong but it’s better to be safe than sorry and am sure at the end of the day you and your families feel the same.

Now we have heard some saying it’s not the same, well it’s not but what we do know is that the cut or the color is the most important factor and with using our super absorbent disposable towel we manage to get 85-95% of the moisture out of your hair. Structurally your haircut is done in such a way that it will hold its own with or without a blow dry so you can relax knowing that it has the ease of styling in its foundation.

We look forward to giving you a blow once things settle down and they will in time.

How long will it last?

For some it’s 14 days for others it may be 22 days yet for the majority it’s in the 5th week after visiting the salon that they notice it needs attention.

To maintain the shape of your style you need to be trimming it every 6-8 weeks, for guys it’s 5 weeks as typically the hair is shorter so it’s more obvious that it is getting out of shape slightly faster!

If you are growing your hair you still need to trim it every 6-8 weeks also but obviously trim less than has grown to make sure and damaged ends are removed and the hair looks it’s best!

Haircare tips for Men

We see a lot of guys asking about hair are and how to maintain their look and get healthy hair we thought it best to put all the information in the one place for you. Looking after your hair daily between salon visits means you have a consistent look.

Healthy Diet is KEY

Healthy habits often take time to get into and it can be hard to break the old cycle of neglect but once you convince yourself it’s consistency that is paramount to actually becoming healthy inside and out!

We all stress and this is not men more than woman or me more than you and it has no bearing on who you are, where you live or what you do. It happens inside your head. It’s important to control the little voice inside your head that fills your mind with anything negative. Switch off, focus on positives because there are so many right in front of you, it’s a matter of seeing it!

Now here are a few tips you can use that work!

Regular shampoo, some some twice a week some say 3 times it’s so confusing but look and think of it like this. Sitting at home and not doing any exercise then every second day is fine. If you perspire then you need to shampoo your hair and scalp or the residue left after it dries on your scalp will cause bacteria and effect your scalp PH Level

Condition your hair every time you shampoo, it closes the cuticle, reduces moisture is trapped inside the hair and keeps it looking shinny!

Healthy diet!

There are 5 food groups regardless if you are a vegetarian or not make sure you cover your bases to ensure your body has the right amount of fuel.

Enough sleep

Now for some people 12 hours would leave them feeling like they still need another 2-3 hours for others it’s 4 hours is enough but realistically your body needs 7-8 hours a day. Typically men need Less than woman as a woman’s body goes through more than guys.

Now when it comes to salon visits to maintain healthy hair you should be trimming it every 5 weeks to remove any damaged ends. Your hair is actually dead keratin and the condition is a direct reflection of both how you treat it externally as well as what you are feeding the roots from within.

Heat styling or use of product has little effect on your hair unless you don’t wash it out or over style your hair daily. If you put product on it, at night shampoo it out so as not to alter the PH ecosystem of your scalp.

We always suggest a Sulphate free shampoo

Can woman shave their head?

The easy answer is an obvious YES! In fact a lot of the time the results are STUNNING!

Any preconceived notion you have about boys should have short hair and girls should have long hair, is outdated and wrong! In fact short hair on woman screams confidence, self assured and a no nonsense personality. Let’s check some out!

Cajsa
Lera
Via Kristen Stewart
Via Cara

So if you have always wanted to shave your head the question now is why not do it!

My monthly hair allowance is $6000 dollars

You have heard of high Maintainence people but can you imagine spending this much on your hair?

It has to be made up for sure right? This urban myth is actually a reality for a select few and the surprising break up will shock you and wonder why you have been doing your hair in salons like you have been!

Via Rich kids

So how can anyone spend that much a month on hair?

Here is the breakup

Flights $2780

Accommodation $ 734

Food $211

Taxi’s $322

Hair color 3 times $927

Haircuts twice $320

That is without charging for the 4am boarding charter flights or the 1am touch up’s before heading home for the day! So plus between 60-120% on outcall rates then add additional hours whilst the hairstylist is outside the salon.

Sure sounds fancy but when you consider the actual hair cost is fairly low, so if you own a hotel and have a private plane then it’s really a nominal amount that can keep you locked up inside your home and get everyone to come to you!

Not sure about you guys but we are ok to head to the salon whenever there is time, also happy to wait until when appointments are available.

If you think it’s just a few that live like this, you are grossly misinformed! This is not a privilege of rare few celebrities it is in fact more common that you think.

Then do we get a discount if we pay cash?

When to get the best photo of your hair

If you go through your camera roll we are fairly sure your hair looks dramatically different in every one and that’s because of the light.

Most likely a lot of images you have are indoors with little thought to light and direction of the light so it’s hit and miss with your hair. Some houses put warm bulbs, some out warm, some 40 watt some 100 watt so the variation is huge. Now take that add a harsh light coming in the window directly on the back of your head and chances are your hair looks black. If the bulbs are cool then the image will possibly look flat. If you take a photo at midday the sun is directly above you and the top of your head will be lit but your face one big shadow.

The ideal situation in natural light is know as “the golden hour“ which is directly after sunrise ( which let’s be honest no one is getting out of bed to take a “casual snapshot” of your hair at 6am!) and again before sunset. The light is softer and slightly warmer and more diffused.

Get the sun behind the person taking the photo and you will get a warmer softer result.

Hair color for 180 rupees!

You know it sounds too good to be true, or in fact it sounds suspicious I know!

We are all looking for a bargain but sadly no colors are not 180rp and you need to start shopping for result rather than price as the product is only part of the service, you also need skill.

We have lost count of the times we have spent hours fixing up a cheap hair color or a DIY haircut. Given everyone was locked up for over 2 months it’s ok that you gave it a go it’s perfectly fine in fact we get it. We have told many while in lockdown to simply shave it off because at the end of the day, hair grows!

But understand there is a lot more to doing color than simply opening a bottle and putting it on someone’s head ( I guess if you did do it yourself you most likely know that now ). Grey coverage, undertones, resistant mix, color fade and brocken off cuticles along with dehydrated hair and an over porous ends all lead to a huge variation in the end result.

We all have that one friend who when you ask “ Omg you have new hair” they very confidently say yes I did it myself for 180rp and guess what sadly in a lot of cases it looks like it too. Now not shaming anyone at all, if you can DIY and it’s working we say stick too it! But if you think you can take your black hair white cheaper and better than us, then we have to tell you to stop!

Happy to discuss ways to get your dream color within a budget or time frame and we also love being 100% transparent. If it’s possible we will tell you up front, if it’s not then we will tell you that too.

For consultations in person or FaceTime call 01141010011

Opening Hours

A lots changed in 2020 since Corona has come to visit so we adjusted our opening hours as follows

Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm

Closed on Sundays & Mondays

No walk in’s at the moment you need to pre book. If you have made a booking we request you keep to that time as limited number of people allowed in the salon at any given time so timmings are critical to keep things running smooth. Late arrivals may result in rescheduling your booking.

No matter how cute of a face you have no one is coming in without a mask

For bookings you can DM us on social media any time or give the salon a call directly on 01141010011

3 Hair habits to stop

If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you already got.

Sometimes to get the things we want we have to break a cycle of doing things that in some cases, cause the opposite. No one wants to hear that the things they do are wrong but sometimes we need to be told. If you are constantly eating junk food, no exercise and sleep erratically the chances of you being the most healthy are fairly slim. Good habits create results if continued long enough.

Now let’s talk hair! When you shampoo your hair, the mission should be to cleanse your scalp so it’s not about rubbing the hair too much rather it’s about massaging the roots and then working it through the ends. You rinse well to make sure all the shampoo is removed. Then you Squeeze out excess moisture!

Then you apply conditioner on ends and work it through to the mid lengths not the roots or scalp. Conditioner is for your hair! Using a wide tooth comb starting from the bottom comb through to the roots to remove any tangles. Rinse well and not aggressive then don’t touch your hair.

Looks good for a photo but is terrible for your hair!

A lot get out of the shower flip hair upside down and wrap a towel! DO NOT DO THIS! It creates unwanted tension and friction on the hair. Imagine you want to avoid frizz yet you place your hair upside down twisted into a towel expecting it to sit frizz free when it’s out and down? Never goi g to happen!

Once out of the shower, gentle pat dry your hair in the position it’s in, add some leave in conditioner or serum as required and only using fingers place it where you want it. If you use a styling product go ahead and gently put that in but avoid touching it much at all.

These few habits will help you manage your hair in between trips to the salon as well as daily.

I’m Over Netflix & Chill

Netflix has currently 36,000 hours of content which means around 2,500 days of watching non stop. Now if you take sleep into consideration of about 8 hours that means it’s going to be very difficult for you to ever finish everything available. Daily hours are adding so you may as well give up now!

Image courtesy Mike Winkelmann

You most definitely can’t say, there is nothing to watch or you have seen everything because it’s simply impossible!

The classic tale of how Netflix got its start is that of CEO Reed Hastings, who was charged forty dollars in late fees when he rented Apollo 13 and kept it beyond its due date, keeping for six weeks. As the story goes, his wife was getting fed up with his incessant behavior of keeping movies far beyond their due dates, racking up huge late rental fees. It was told that Hastings had misplaced the video and didn’t want to tell his wife. He questioned himself about whether he was really willing to compromise his marriage over a late fee. On his way to the gym, he ascertained that the gym had a much better business model; you paid a set amount and could then work out as little or as much as you wanted.

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Easy hair if you got caught in the rain

Most of you are still doing the WFH so there are no chances you got caught doing anything this morning other than sleeping in. For everyone else dealing with Monsoon rain on the way to work try these styles for a quick 5 min hack to get you ready!

If Kendall can do it, so can you!

Slick it back neatly with a little gel on the top, comb through gently with a wide tooth comb and let it be! It’s a look!

If that bothers you why not try a low pony tail, same as above but using a fine tooth comb, little gel and slick it back into a low pony tail and you are good to go.

Kim Kardashian wore it wet to the Met Gala I’m sure it’s ok for the office

A gel, a thick mouse scrunch it up and pout, if anyone has a problem tell them if it’s good enough for Kim they should be more than ok with it!

Missed your Summer holiday?

It doesn’t take a genius to know we all missed Summer holidays and even if you had no intention of taking one, you can safely say you had one planned even if it was a pipe dream.

Maldives

The white sand, the smell of the Ocean and the over priced cocktails and useless junk you buy, all sadly gone for now. Also the sea air, the beach hair and the sun kissed hair has gone for a toss!

Maybe this is the moment we have been telling you about Balayagè but you were too busy before to listen and thought hair color happened on the beach and not in the salon?

So many variations it doesn’t have to be Bold
Can be more face framing like This
Or a brighter look like this

Whatever the situation, stress less we got you and can even add some sea salt sprayed around you throughout the process so you feel like you are at the beach!

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Are you copying a hairstyle?

Often hairdressers get photo references of celebrities hair that people love, which isn’t the bad thing. It’s human nature to gravitate towards someone we like or admire with clothes, holiday destinations.

Now while we love reference photos as it gives us an idea of what you like as well as what you don’t like but we have to remember your Face shape and hair is unique and the hair you love just may not work the same on you.

It may mean changing some elements of the reference to adapt to your hair and make sure it suits you and you can manage it the way you want.

We are all different and that we should embrace! You are unique and getting the right haircut from thr right Salon should be the focus. One that will help guide you and talk to you about what suits you!

Same but different from Celeste Barber
Same but different More funny photos

So before you blindly want something see if it’s going to suit you! For consultations please call 01141010011

Block coloring your hair

Every now and then things change and considering you have a fair amount of time on your hands, we’re glad you finally made time to read this!

This isn’t necessarily new but it’s morphed into the egirl or two tone color which has endless options and choice! So if you want something new then maybe this is a good way to get some inspiration for your new hair!

If you want a change then give the salon a call on 01141010011

5 DIY HAIR FAILS

It’s not uncommon for all of us to try and save money! It’s normal and in fact a good thing, but there is a time and place for everything.

YouTube and the internet is an incredible source of information and we can learn some great skills if we want but there are some things that are simply not DIY friendly. For a lot of people around the world left with no options a DIY haircut wasn’t a choice it simply had to be done snd that’s fine.

Via Check out more
The Corona Cut

It’s not always ( in fact rarely ) going to turn out as you expected because years of training can’t be taught in a 10 minute video but at least it will fix what’s annoying you and give you something to do for a bit!

Now when it comes to color, it’s a lot more complex and easy to end up with a total disaster! Years of training, understanding color and knowing the underlying pigments in your hair along with the pre existing colors you have had it can go sideways fast!

Looks easy but requires years of training and science of hair
it’s not going to be an easy fix

Fixing something like a haircut is fairly simple and you may just need to go shorter than you want but fixing a color is more complicated so you should possibly leave it to the professionals. Who cares if it’s not fresh, doesn’t matter if there is a few white hairs showing. Wait and get it done in a salon when you feel comfortable to step outside!

You can always just buzz it off!

You Keep Saying You are Bored is NOT helping

Do you spend more than 2 minutes telling everyone how bored you are every day?

You don’t have to have a University degree to realise that 2020 sucks harder than the most expensive vacuum cleaner in history. It does and for a lot of people most likely more than you, since you are reading this puts you above the majority. There are people dying, starving, leaving on the streets and struggling just to get through today so in reality you are already one of the more fortunate ones!

If you keep telling yourself you are bored, chances are it’s not going to help matters at all. Instead focus on the fact that you have so many positive things in your life! There is literally a few years of rubbish to watch on Netflix, you can learn a language, read a book, write a book, learn how to meditate or simply spend your day on social media or you can choose to be productive. It’s not that you are bored maybe just that you have too many choices, aren’t you lucky!

If none of that sounds like enough fun then give us a call and come get some fresh hair!

Stop Colouring your Hair

If you want to hide something, put it in plain sight and no one will see it!

So you have spent the better half of this year trying to figure out how to color your hair at home or how to hide it but why?

Check out what white hair looks like

Why are you trying to hide or cover it up? Chances are it’s your perception that it makes you look old rather than reality. As we get older our skin tone changes so too our hair so rather than cover it up and try to match it up to the color you were at 21 why not try to enhance it and make the best out of it?

It’s not like there isn’t options, in fact the grow out is hard initially but it can be helped in various ways to be able to get you through it. Or you can simply go cold turkey and let it be.

You may want to check out What we can do here or come speak to us and let’s work out a plan to get you off this cycle!

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Psychologically what happens when you get a haircut

Remember your last haircut, how you felt?

Our hair holds a lot of weight in emotional value and it’s not a new thought. For years after a breakup or sudden trauma a lot turn to a drastic change to help deal with things and can often be looked at like you are loosing your mind but has a huge relief for most.

Famously Britney Spears back in 2007 walked into a salon in the middle of a divorce and struggling with many personal demons and shaved her hair off. Some would say it’s extreme while others look at it as incredibly liberating. Whilst some psychologist like Rebecca Newman based in Philadelphia says it gives you an immediate boost of Oxytocin which is more commonly known as the “cuddle hormone” which is released by the pituitary gland. This hormone immediately makes you feel good and is similar to a good hug, a romp in the sack or the feeling of love.

We have seen over the years men and woman coming in after a personal trauma getting a drastic new look and loving it months later but at times we talk in-depth about the decision and find that it may need some more thought and a day or two for the to be sure.

We are seeing a lot use the opportunity to go GREY

In varies movies after a tragedy or trauma many will go drastic to shed the outer self and create a stronger exterior like Jodie Foster in “The Accused” or Deb from the the 1995 “Empire” shaves her head to be seen and become visible. It’s a very personal experience with everyone wanting to do it for various reasons.

So far 2020 has been anything but relaxing we have all had a lot of trauma and stress no matter how you look at it or who you are so increased hairfall is incredibly common right now along with a lot of people taking the opportunity to change the way they look. After all why not!

It doesn’t have to be a break up, a tragedy or something specific but it’s important to get the right advice and have your hairstylist get you in the right headspace to create something you love and won’t be wanting to grow out moments after you leave the salon!

Very few are taking holidays and let’s face it, the thought of heading away sounds great, it also sounds traumatic! Get your dose of OXYTOCIN free with every haircut

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6 Easy back to work hairdo’s

Heading back to the office or got a zoom call that you need to look good for?

Look no further because we know you just can’t be bothered spending hours on your hair, it’s fine you

Up in a Turban it is super easy just practice
Clever placement of house plants
Just got out of the shower
A hat, obvious but you should try it
A messy Bun
A head shield

Your work has nothing to do with your hair, maybe if you are rocking no one will care what your hair looks like! Try these

Pastel hair colors

Want to get a pastel hair color?

The task of going from dark to pastel colors is one that is shadowed in mystery and hidden agenda. We have tried to make things straight forward for you so taking the decision more informed.

Firstly it’s not a “quick” process nor is it cheap but we will tell you it can be stunning if done right! Going platinum is not a quick task and can take Months

Our co founder Merrylin wanted a pink egirl fade so we took the challenge. Her hair hadn’t been coloured for years so it was completely natural.

Via Merrylin Boro

We only did two sections from the top of the ear to the corner of her bangs. It was lightened from roots to ends for approx 35 min, rinsed and dried then re applied leaving our roots for another 30 minutes. We then wanted to let the hair rest for a few days and the swelling on the cuticle layer to subside.

After first day

The condition was great so we toned it lightly adding a soft ash gold to take the raw look off it. The few days rest would ensure the hair is not going to be damaged.

After first session after toning via Merrylin Boro

But we want to have a pastel color so we need to remove all the warmth out of the hair, putting the pink over it begore the toner above would not have given us a clean color. Fading the pink to white would have been a fairy tale. So away we went after 3 days and re lightened it leaving out the roots for another 30 minutes.We rinsed blast dried it and applied the pink fade and here is the result.

Via Merrylin Boro

The pink is intense and the roots and fades towards the ends and we think it looks hot! Maintenance is simply refreshing the pink every 10-12 washes and the blonde will grow out which will add to the effect and most likely we won’t do. Let’s see!

Hair color LIES you need to know

Wondered how some people color their hair every month different colors?

A lot of the references you have saved either in Pinterest or Instagram is possibly manipulated more than you were in your previous relationship. Yes fake, completely computer generated or adjusted to look better on line. Now is it wrong? It is if you are expecting your hair to go from black to blonde or platinum in one application as it’s fairly unlikely if you want hair left on your head!

Same photo

Keep getting references there is nothing wrong with that, the reality is expectations are linked to the current state of your hair. If it’s been getting coloured black or dark brown for years and you suddenly want platinum blonde it’s going to be a task. Not impossible but also not done in one day.

Another important thing to understand whilst everyone loves DIY every brand has a different way of naming colors. For example one brand may call a color dark blonde and the same looking color in another brand may call it chocolate brown. It’s completely different!

Same photo

Sure there is a lot of lightening assistance or additives that can be used but hair structure limitations are there no matter what you do. If you rush a platinum blonde you most likely will be back in 3-4 days as the gold or yellow pigment will end up exposing itself as the warm color molecule within your hair will expand after the process days after the color is done!

Give us a call get yourself an appointment and let’s create a realistic color for you that you can manage.

Things to do in lockdown

Stuck at home and dream of being productive?

For many around the world, the idea of working from home sounds great but completely useless if you are in the service industry, there appears like not a lot you can do from home. It’s a great time to get fit, learn something online or think of ways to pivot your business for the future.

Pottery classes online

We are blessed to meet some people who have used this time to actually start businesses and are booming! We had one client who has started an Indian snack business and has now 20 staff and small factory, a friend launched a healthy smoothie bowl business and is booming now. The stories are widespread and teaches us to think outside the box. There are opportunities right now that most can’t be bothered or simply don’t know how too take advantage of.

I know boredom and anxiety set in from day one for most including us, the thought of indefinite lockdown was daunting. Eleven weeks indoors in the end with restriction of movement limited to buying food and that’s it. We spent hours every day creating content for our website that was relevant for now and maintained interaction with our clients via Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp.

We had 321% increase in web traffic which in return we all know that means more business, more visibility and entertained us at the same time. Two months later we have maintained the traction and have inevitably changed the course of our business. through smart planning and a little research a lot things can be done or learnt in your underwear from the couch, bed or in front of the TV

Before you find excuses look for solutions and a way to make the current situation a positive. If you need help or ideas reach out to a friend or a company and ask for help, now is not the time to watch re-runs of friends or your favourite 90’s sitcoms.

BEST MENS CUTS FOR 2020

Let’s be real, we have all had so much free time this year and for a lot we also had a huge “to do list”. For many the list looks much the same and that’s ok because we all have our limits. If you have been pondering what is the fresh new haircut you can do then guys this haircut could be your 2020 uptick!

The new CREW CUT or the Fade!

We hear the same problem from guys all the time, hairlines look messy, the sides cover the ears in a week or so and it only lasts a few weeks if your lucky. Well given you still have a list of things you need to tackle we want to keep this short!

Here are some options that not only look fresh, current but cool and super low maintenance haircuts that you guys will love!

Faded and short at the top
Super tight fade and short at the top
Light fade and a little length at the top
A faded Crew cut
Super tight will a little length
Tight fade with extra length to play with
You can keep the top longer
You can still have a beard

The choice is yours, but one thing is for sure this is possibly the most low maintenance haircut for guys you will ever have!

Which Hair Salon to choose?

You want a haircut and you want it done right so who do you choose? The ones that claim to be the best? The biggest? The most luxurious salon in Delhi? Do you choose the salon that has the most locations? The one that has the most services? The salon that has the most celebrity clients?

Let’s be honest, it’s not that easy. It’s a matter of finding a salon & stylist that gets you, understands the language you speak, your ideas and your vision for your hair and you can talk freely with. It’s not about the awards, it’s not about how many “outlets” they have or the celebrity clients, it never has been! It’s about the personal skills along with the technical skills. You need both, not just one.

Via @janinazais on Instagram

The best way to find that salon is start with the internet, look at the website and see if it’s about selling multiple services, packages, discounts or if it’s about hair, styles new ideas thoughts colors etc. you will instantly get the vibe if it’s for you or not!

The right haircut for your Faceshape

Getting the right hairstyle for you that works is all about getting the right information and making the right choices. Then obviously getting the right professional to execute it. Your Faceshape is unique and perfect so stop searching for ways to change it, it’s a matter of creating the right shape, texture and color for you.

From colouring certain sections lighter or darker you can change the appearance of your face or take attention away from an area you don’t overly like. Changing something like the part changes how the eye views the overall image. It’s not about deception, it’s about creating the right illusion that best fits you!

Heart shape face add more weight or texture here
Long face shape add more width
Round face shape you need to lengthen and Square face shape you need to soften but creating more fullness
A quick guide

Now whilst this is not foolproof and combination face shapes are not only possibly but are very likely on most people. If in doubt as to what works and what could enhance your overall look, book yourself in for a consultation with us.

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Reserve one extra chair for my Birkin

Everyone has there one prize possession, for some it’s there indepedance or there free spirit for others it’s there vintage Birkin. Some people take there BFF to the salon and they wait whilst getting there hair done others reserve a few extra chairs ( one for there bag, one for there maid, one for security and one extra for there sunglasses) 

Some will read this I’m sure and think WTF do people actually do this, some will read this and say of course either way we proudly don’t do ” plus one for my bag”