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 ✌🏻

Why you shouldn’t copy others hairstyles

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!

No it’s not panties it’s my knee

Often we all get consumed with social media, others living the life you only wished you had. They seem to be always doing something, going somewhere and be at all the coolest places. It’s hard to keep up and can easily make you feel like you are missing out.

The reality is, most of what you see is not the full picture, rarely will someone show the bad aspects on social media, the hard times or the unedited versions of life, no one wants to see that right. I guess by posting only positive images it gives way to more positive vibes but we all need to know that it’s not the full picture!

It’s easy to see someone grid and think “Wow” they have the life but there is always a lot that doesn’t get posted or doesn’t get loaded onto a story that you would certainly make you feel normal. That doesn’t make you want it tho right?!

In a world that is determined to make us all feel like we should be flying on a private plane and jet setting to a new destination every week, be you and try to stay real, it’s cool.

DIY blowout doesn’t make you a hairdresser Susan

We must say it’s kind of annoying and amusing at the same time that some people will go out of the way to explain to us how to do our job. We do listen and at times you may know the odd thing we can’t figure out ourselves.

Saying that and just to clarify things, we do awesome hair, not pubic hair, we don’t do waxing we are a hair Salon. Yes we are busy enough just to do hair, hair color, hair cutting, hair styling and that’s why we are called a “hair Salon”.

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 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!

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.

What you need to know about protecting your hair this Holi

Holi is a festival that is invasive to say the least, if you are all dressed up, hair done and head on then expect some random person to think its ok to throw coloured powder or water on you regardlessly!

Now whilst if you choose to play this game, or celebrate it could be fun however if you have just had a color done it can be a disaster that will take weeks or months to fix!

Now a lot reading this will say there are safe colors, ones that wash out easily and yet even after experiencing this time for the last 10 years have never seen them in action. The reality is the lighter your hair the more the staining will occur, so yes if you have black or dark hair you will not see the pink powder in your hair only maybe on your skin for a few days until you scrub it off!

Imagine you have spent good money getting your color done and a few hours in the Salon and finally your loving your hair only to get it ruined by a random stranger throwing coloured powder on you? How can you prevent it?

Reality would be to stay inside but if thats not an option we suggest the following

  • Don’t wash your hair for 2 days prior
  • Load up your hair with a wax or paste before heading out, this will help give it a slight protection
  • Cover with a scarf and tie it tightly, making sure that the ends are undercover also
  • Hairspray over it will also prevent staining to some extent

All of this is not 100% however it may help somewhat but obviously being out of that situation is better than anything listed here!

After the day is over and you are back home, use a clarifying shampoo on DAMP hair not wet, wash it 3 times to remove the color and condition.

Obviously it would be a great thing if people respected other people and did not throw random color on people, however until then being cautious is always better!

If you have been stained and its risking ruining your mojo then give us a call and lets have a look at it to see what can be done!

 

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Rod Anker Salons contact details

We get a lot of different questions daily via phone, email & DM and we love being connected on social media so you can understand us a little better and maybe even experience hair from us.

We do hair, hence it’s called a “Hair Salon” we don’t do anything else just hair. Now whilst a lot of you just stare blankly back at us like we just told you the earth is flat this is what is commonly know as a hair salon.

Yes fyi, we are busy!

No we don’t rely on passing traffic

No we don’t do deals

No it’s not a fish market

Yes we answer back

Yes we will tell you not to do things that waste your money

Yes we take pride in our work

No just because everyone else is doing it we aren’t going too

Now even tho you have years experience as a builder and think we should open in Juhu because your wife went to a salon once and it was super busy, we don’t really care. You do you, we do hair.

Call or DM us cos that’s how we roll

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

What is behind our brand

Opening a business is one thing most people can do, doesn’t have to be big in fact can be a roadside food cart it’s not that difficult. But creating a brand is another and having the DNA of that brand run true is hard work and not always sexy.

Image via Johnny Cinematic

When you start out, it’s basically just you and maybe another person who start it together and you are both full of ideas, then along comes others opinions and ideas of what you should be doing. They all tell you what you should do ( rarely do they have any experience ) and they offer opinion every moment they get. Consumers will happily tell you and in abundance too.

Rarely do you find a brand ( not just a logo ) that speaks the true DNA of the brand or founders message. It’s hard not to be pulled into the vortex of towing the line and doing what everyone else does in fact it’s tiring. But we as a brand are young at heart, love laughing mostly at ourselves and love making people feel & look good. We do this in an unfiltered way, using sex, sexuality and life.

We don’t do mani pedi, not today and it’s not our intention to ever doing it, we are a hair salon! We don’t specialise in bridal hair, we possibly never will. We do hair, it’s a hair salon. We dont do make up, we do hair.

As we said, it’s easy to create a logo and do what everyone else does, we choose to be individual and do what we actually love doing, hair!

Hilarious things people ask for at the Hair Salon

There is no end to the things we get told by people when they come into the salon. From stories about lovers, hidden secrets to some amazingly bizarre myths about hair!

We try to keep a straight face but at times it’s just a little too much! Here are some things people say when they come in to get their hair done.

  • I don’t want a cut or a color but make it look different
  • I want it light, not too light, little dark but not black
  • My hair should look different but I don’t want anyone to notice it
  • I want it long but lots of layers but thick at the bottom
  • Put something in it so it grows faster
  • I want it blonde, straightened and not cut and I hope it won’t look dry or damaged
  • This blow dry needs to last a full week, I’m going out on the weekend.
  • Use my Pantene, I don’t like fancy shampoo.
  • Can you cut it today and I will come next week for the blow dry & im not paying extra
  • I don’t want the blow dry with the cut can my mum get it instead for free
  • I had it cut 6 months ago and honestly it didn’t last.
  • Why are you charging me for a cut when I only had a trim
  • I want to know what you would do, please write it down so I can go get it done close to my home, it’s easier for me.
  • I know you are open 10 hours a day but I’m only free late nights please open till 11pm
  • Can you send someone to get me some lunch before we start
  • I’m sending my maid can you teach her how to do my blowout
  • There is so many more that would make your ears bleed we are sure, so if you are wondering how we still smile and take time out to make you smile maybe this will help!?
  • Get your hair done by us, we don’t do mani pedi, we don’t do massage, we don’t do makeup and we all know you think we should ( thank you for telling us ) but we do hair hence it’s called a hair salon.
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  • Why is your salon so basic?

    Most people are taken back when they come to the salon, what you see is what you get. We don’t have hidden cupboards or agenda’s other than creating hair that you love and can recreate yourself.

    Our approach is simple, if you are better off with it, we will tell you. If you are not then we won’t. If your hair dreams are pink or mermaid then we will share ways to get it, if it’s beach waves you can easily do at home, we will teach you that too.

    We don’t do “packages” we don’t do “deals” we don’t have “memberships” or buy 3 get 2 free schemes because we believe in transparency and you maintaining the choice. If you want real solutions for your hair from an Internationally trained team that knows the difference between a flat white and a short black then come. If you want to be called Mam and tell us how to do your hair then keep walking.

    We love doing hair and love making people happy so basically if you are a grump and nothing makes you happy, not even waking up to rainbows and unicorns with breakfast in bed then I guess we aren’t the place for you.

    If this sounds refreshing and you actually want awesome hair

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    What size is yours?

    We all from time to time wonder if we are normal, from the size of your hotdog to the rate your hair grows we want to be extra. It’s a sign of the times, we want our life to be extra, our Instagram posts to be over the top, our wardrobe to be envious and our holidays to die for!

    Well guess what, your hair grows on average 1.25cm per month or slightly under 1/2cm per week. Now give or take a few millimetres that’s it for every human on the planet. If it’s short you will notice it grow faster because you have a point of reference eg; ( hits your ears or shirt collar).

    Now some even believe the more you cut it the faster it grows, not true in fact the thought behind that is that if you don’t cut it, split ends occur and hair splits off and length ultimately reduces so it doesn’t grow faster because of cutting it simply doesn’t snap off and reduce.

    You should trim your hair so it’s healthy every 6-8 weeks regardless of the length to keep it healthy.

    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!

    Fresh hair for Summer?

    I’m sure a lot of you have gone to the salon in hope that some miracle happens, you may even have thought that by us just touching your hair without cutting it or colouring it, miracles might happen.

    Well we are the hair whisperers but there is limits to the magic in our hands. A freshen up may not mean redoing your color, it may be just a small tweak to get your hair looking new again, remembering it doesn’t have to be dramatic to make s big difference.

    If you need something done, we will tell you but if you don’t need it we will tell you that too!

    So if you are simply bored and not really sure what to do to your hair to drag it into a fresh season and fear of looking the same year after year, then give us a call!

    Phone 01141010011

    Can India hair go white, pink or green?

    Hair doesn’t know if it’s from India, Sri Lanka or China it’s not memory foam it’s dead keratin. Like a lot of things, magic can happy but needs to be done carefully. The darker the hair the more warmth it has in it so the more difficult it is to go super light ( doesn’t meant you can’t just means more time and thought is involved)

    Hair color is our speciality and we pride ourselves in achieving beautiful colors that you will love years after it’s gone!

    We have seen our fair share of colors that have gone wrong, half done ash blonde that’s left gold not platinum and we have fixed them all.

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    Lir

    Awoka

    Bharat

    Eric

    Santu

    Rather than keep shopping around until someone tells you what you want to hear ( be it price, time constraints or feasible) talk to us and let’s see if it’s possible to have the color you have always dreamt of!

    We know you’re a little extra

    Since you all like a little extra bounce and are lazy, we have stocked an amazing Canadian product called “Puff me” which adds a very fine powder to the roots in a very fine cloud that adds more volume to your hair that even your neighbors won’t complain about!

    It’s a powder, unlike dry shampoo which typically can be seen as a white residue this is not visible and adds tons of volume!

    Yes your Welcome

    Summer is coming is your hair ready?

    Finally in this part of the world the cold days and even colder nights are coming to an end. It’s only going to be a matter of weeks and the temperature won’t drop below 30 for the next 7-8 months.

    Now if you are like most, we have our wardrobe semi ready but our hair? Is your hair ready for this heat? How can you protect it and get it ready?

    Here are a few ways to get your hair summer ready!

    • Regular trims, every 6 weeks to remove the ends and prevent split ends travelling up the hair.
    • Good haircare routine, doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. A Sulfate free shampoo and always condition.
    • A leave in moisturiser. Spray mist is best as it won’t weigh down your hair.
    • Don’t over heat it, use hot tools if you must but use s protecting serum and don’t overdo it. Once a week is ok

    The thought that a hair spa fixes everything is a myth, it may hydrate but it’s temporary. Try our Linseed oil treatment which packs your hair with moisture, do it once a month you will love it!

    Simple way to dress up your hair in less than 5 min

    You have all had one of those days when you struggle to find time to even go to the toilet and the list of things on your to do list is longer than the hair on your Aunties chin. Then you have to go home get changed and go out, like seriously!

    Well throwing your hair up in a top knot is not going to make you feel better in fact will most likely make you look as Frumpy as you feel.

    Why not try grouping all your various clips together after you have put it into a low pony. Don’t try too hard on placement as it should look semi random. Now you look like you thought about it when In fact you didn’t. Go out have a good time and chill.

    Neon hair accessories are in and can be super cool, oversized or grouped smaller to add color!

    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.

    When your color lasted as long as your tinder date

    There are times when an awesome color washes out faster than some of your Tinder dates last but there are some simple ways to help it stay longer. ( the color that is )

    Now a permanent color only is as good as the condition of your hair generally so if your hair is shot to pieces ( aka destroyed ) you need to firstly work on that before thinking of changing things up too much. We have all seen someone’s ends dramatically faded a few weeks after a color, it’s because the hair condition is not good enough to hold color. The cuticle May be destroyed so much no matter what you do it simply won’t hold.

    Here are a few things you can do to help yourself ( just like you need to do after that hook up )

    • Use Sulfate free shampoo – Sulfate is the detergent that can strip color!
    • Regular trims – removes split and damaged ends preventing split ends to travel up the hair shaft
    • Don’t over heat your hair – dehydrates it and causes split ends and melting of the hair nothing on this planet can fix!
    • Avoid too much sun, it bleeches the hair.
    • Avoid using any kind of oil, yes yes we said don’t use oil. It increases the heat of your hair and will dehydrate ( even if it’s only small deposits left after shampooing it )it not add anything to it! It may look shinny from the coating but will be rough.
    • Get yourself a clear gloss color over your color, it seals it in and helps dramatically hold the color!

    Now if it’s still fading come see us and let’s work out why!

    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?

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    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.

    Hair accessories you need in your life in 2019

    Sure body piercing is cool but unless you want to end up looking like a pin cushion your options are slightly limited.

    We all get bored from time to time and if you aren’t one of those people who wants to change your look permanently then accessories are perfect! It can be grouping a lot of the same type or color together to an oversized piece to add a little OOTD style to your day old blow out!

    Whatever the situation or budget have fun with hair accessories this year!

    Trim & cut

    Seems like for some, these two are different prices so we thought to explain why they are not!

    While the technique of cutting hair is not overly important in this situation we will spell it out for you so it’s easy for everyone to understand. When the scissors cut each section of hair, if 1inch comes off or 5 inches comes off the scissors still have to go over ever section of hair, the technique or effort isn’t any different it’s exactly the same.

    Now if once we are done, the hair on the floor varies but the price doesn’t, much to popular thoughts ( apparently ) we don’t cut by the kg!

    So it’s not a fish market, we don’t charge by weight not does the end result of variation change or alter the price in any way. A trim and a cut is the same price and both include a shampoo conditioner and blow dry, if you take it or don’t it’s no difference.

    Hope that helps ✌🏻

    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 much Sun is too much

    Most people would agree that a small dose of sunshine on your skin changes the way we feel dramatically and while there is a lot of talk and evidence not too expose yourself too much, we need vitamin D for our body to function and grow.

    Can your hair be exposed too much, the easy answer is yes and whilst there are a lot of sun protection products obviously prevention is better. Try tying your hair up and wrapping in a scarf, a hat, you can use a leave in moisturiser and or serum which have UV protectors in them also.

    Don’t live in the shade and always wear sunscreen on your skin apply every hour!

    When your so called balayagè looks like something you want to flush

    It’s no secret that Instagram has made it look like some things are super easy, from making cakes that will make you cream your pants or sky diving off a cliff but one thing that is certain, Balayage is not a DIY type of thing.

    If you want it done properly go to a professional salon it’s that simple. No it’s not just like colouring for to dot Susan, it’s creating art freehand and no not after a night out on turps ( although have done it and was all good ).

    Thinking about getting away from foils and getting something more natural then come have a chat with us.

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    2019 the year of the Pig

    If you ever needed an excuse to be lazy 2019 is it!

    According to Chinese Zodiac it’s the year of the Pig 🐽 so if you want to eat, roll around in mud and never worry about having a shower this is your time to shine!

    Lazy AF Pig

    Fat Pig

    Bridal Pig

    It’s all work no play Pig

    I’m your home girl instagram girl Pig

    You hairy Pig

    Backside techno S&M club Pig

    Beach babe Pig

    Soaking up the Sun Pig

    Whatever Type of Pig you are Happy New Year and just be the best version of you possible.

    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!

    High end protection

    If you have color, chances are you have spent good money and a fair amount of time getting it done so it only makes sense you protect it from fading right!?

    No one wants to have the ash brown turn into a brassy gold that makes you look like a misfit so here is the things that will help your color changing!

    • Use Sulfate free shampoo, gentle on the hair and scalp yet will cleanse it properly. Safe to use daily always follow with a suitable conditioner for your hair type!
    • Regular trims, every 5-6 weeks regardless on length or goal length. The ends need to be removed before they split!
    • Don’t over heat your hair, once a week is ok but burning it with heat tools will destroy the cuticle leading to color fading.
    • Over use of chemicals ( don’t color over color everytime) this dry’s out the hair and leaves it damaged and brittle.

    There is more but differs from person to person and the history of your Colors. Don’t hesitate to drop in and have a chat with us about your hair, it’s free

    Phone 01141010011

    What face framing color looks like!

    Often it’s hard to explain things so we use multiple tool to try to explain what a certain look is. Here is a perfect example of face framing color, slightly more color around the face than the rest of the hair, it opens up the face ( unless you wear it all over your face )

    The darker the hair is naturally the less light you would take it, it’s meant to be subtle and not a highly visible effect rather a shift of color that enhances the overall look!

    So if you are after a color that you want to go out and show it off then give us a call 01141010011

    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.

    Drink 2 litres of this hair growth juice daily for thick healthy hair

    It’s no secret that our bodies need water but for some of us we still need reminding. No coffee doesn’t count it’s water, plain water you need to drink.

    We look for a diet that suits our need, one that includes our favourite foods, one that doesn’t really restrict us at all or change much of what we are already doing because at the end of the day we are lazy creatures.

    So before you start googling diet for healthy hair and keep searching for something that looks like what you already eat, know that you need to capture all 5 food groups to be a healthy human. Once your body is getting what it needs, then everything will function the way it’s meant too!

    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.

    An albino snail facial will help you grow hair, available now

    Imagine 5-6 lab raised albino snails crawling over you with the promise life is going to be perfect afterwards!?

    Heads up Susan, your an idiot for thinking it’s doing anything other than making you look like your crazy!

    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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    Omg you have such a cute pussy

    Nothing better than being complimented right? So if it’s been a while since you were then give us a call, once we have done your hair, we will make sure it looks hot, then tell you it looks hot!

    Also just because you tell everyone it’s cute doesn’t mean it actually is, just saying

    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!

    Phone 01141010011

    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.

    The messy Pompadour

    In 2018 we saw a move towards more natural hair that is more low Maintainence and easier to grow out and we feel this trend will continue in 2019 because we all know how we try to fill every day to the max and really don’t have time for high Maintainence hair!

    The good thing about this style is can be worn shorter and given that is heavily textured you can easily wear it messy yet has the ease to be styled a little more controlled depending on the situation.

    Best styled using a matte paste on dry hair and needs trimming every 4 weeks.

    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!

    Seems like some of you can’t find the spot!

    We know your lazy and want your hand held 24/7, you call yourself an entrepreneur and a mellenial yet you can’t find it!

    It’s fairly simple, we will explain to you in one easy step because we know you are a fast learner. You excel in absorbing information and love working it out yourself, after all this small process is empowering right?

    Step 1. Open google maps

    Step 2. Type ” Rod Anker Salons” and boom it somehow guides you to us! Crazy right!

    Now if it’s the other spot you can’t find, that we can’t help you with.

    If you still think that is too much for you to do at 11.30am ( because you like to sleep in ) please call 01141010011

    or here goes 117 Meherchand market, New Delhi, India, planet Earth 🌍

    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!

    147 men’s cuts that will make 2019 perfect!

    It’s not very often you get told your hair looks great so considering it’s the start of a new year let’s make 2019 awesome starting with the fade cut that’s fresh and low maintenance!

    Balayagè doesn’t have to be blonde

    First of all for any of you who can’t pronounce it, ( it’s belly aj ) it’s basically the art of free hand hair colouring so your not left with a high Maintainence color that needs doing every few weeks or months. It looks good and is low maintenance. You can do it in almost any color so it’s only left to your imagination and your hair!

    We are the balayagè masters and have years of experience so relax if it’s possible we got you!

    If it sound fun and you are ready to change your hair, give us a call!

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    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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    Why hair color is important!

    Most of you who have ever searched YouTube a make up tutorial you will be familiar with the term “contouring” with make up, its the use of lighter and darker shades to to define or highlight areas of the face be it jaw line, cheek bones etc. This has now moved into assisting in creating the perfect color specifically for your face shape. Everyone has a different face shape and hair texture so its important when you are choosing what color you are going to do that you get the right advice, not just based on what’s in but also what would suit you best after a consultation from the experts.
    Its about choosing light and dark tones in certain areas to create depth or shadow on the face and can completely change the way you look! If you are looking for a trend that is unique then look no further because this will not only be on point but bring out the best version of you possible.

    Lets look at a few various face shapes so it makes it a little easier to understand how this will change the way you color your hair forever!

    When we look at an Oval face we have to expand it a little so it’s about creating lighter shades on the lower lengths and on the underneath of the sides and deeper or darker shades on the top to give the illusion of a slightly wider face

    Round face shape, The goal here is to stretch out the look, so adding depth to the ends and lightening around the hairline will do exactly that and give you a more elongated look

    Square, Again it is about bringing proportion to the shape, accentuating the length and softening the lines using lighter and darker shades around the ears which adds interest and softness.

    Heart shape, Lightening around the jawline will soften the jawline and the lower section of the face, the top layers should be slightly lighter to take the eyes away from the width.

    Its never about trying to be someone else, its only ever about trying to be the best version of you possible. If you are coloring your hair and if by chance its a block color then your doing it all wrong, naturally no one has the same color on every strand on their head from roots to ends, its incredibly artificial making hair contouring is the go to technique to either make you look naturally hot or over the top crazy ( the same thing can be done with bright colors be it pastel pink, reds, blues etc )

    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!

    You all do the same thing

    we have evolved as a species so much that we know the difference between the basics and can determine what is basically the same thing, remove the soft packaging and its what you are left with at its core. We all like to think we are different and unique but the sad reality is that a lot of people or businesses are basically the same.

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    I guess most salons cut hair right, most salons do at the core the same thing but delivered in different ways, but its the quality of the product and the culture of the brand that will set it apart from everyone else. The saying that you only know how good or bad something is, when something goes wrong. Its the reaction, that defines the brand and culture, its the knee jerk reaction from the brand that says or defines who it is.

    If you are looking for a salon where the staff are qualified, capable of beautiful hair and have a solid sense of who they are and what they are doing then give us a shout. If you, after reading some of this nonsense think you would like to try us out then chances are you are in the right place.

     

     

     

    Cant locate you

    After over 10 years in India its a common phrase to delay life a little, sorry we couldn’t find you or its difficult to find! Short of floating a blimp balloon above the salon lets make life easy for you so you have to be more creative when you know you’re running late! Now the Senate in the United States struggle to understand google but lets be honest we are all a little smarter than them so lets lay it out for everyone how to find the Salon.

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    Open google maps, it should be on your phone, unless your so old school ( which is fine ) on google maps there is a tab for you to type an address or business, this is it, type in ” Rod Anker Salons”  and click enter and follow the directions and your good to go!

    I know right, its that easy, if you are getting close and because you have trust issues you don’t believe google then give us a call 011 4101001 We are beside Altitude Cafe and two doors away from Bombay Shirt company.

    Honestly if you are not capable of finding us after all of this then I guess you should be home cutting your own hair!

    The best haircuts for 2019 for guys

    Well the year is coming to an end and like a lot of us we reflect on what was and what will be. Not sure why we do, but we do. If you have been putting off changing your hair all year out of fear or just because your lazy here is a little motivation. Getting a fresh cut can give you extra energy and motivation for life!

    It’s not always a dramatic change that makes the biggest difference, in fact it’s the small changes or tweaking that brings the entire look together!

    Happy New Year in advance guys and go out of your way to make sure your hair looks good!

    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.

    Call for booking 01141010011

    Naked yoga on 29th February

    There has been some who have said we write about nonsense and to those people we really don’t know what to say other than sure ok we may do but we thought about it and decided to not react in hast instead we heard you and are opening Naked Yoga classes starting from 29th February and we are taking bookings now! ( please open your calendar in case you think of booking!!! Lol )

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    So if you want to get your kit off and do some stretching hit us up, please bring your own matt and no don’t tag us in anything and we won’t either!

    For those of you who have at least 20 followers and want to collaborate feel free to inbox us if you look good in your birthday suit! If you are a real influencer then sorry unless you are happy to post 15 images, tag everyone in the city, comment 5 times repost all our photo’s follow a list of 321 people we select then you will not have to pay the entry fee!

    So as you can see we not only do amazing hair, seemless baliagé sexy AF beach waves, great personalities, humour better than the comedy chanel. So if its hair you are looking for, embarassing Yoga poses or just a pick me up then look no further!

     

    Happy Downward dog to you all

    What happens when your account is private

    Its not weird to have your account on private, honestly I think it would be nice for a change instead of everyone knowing ( or at least think they know ) what your doing and your life. Following someone or liking an image has become almost as if it holds its own currency, there are people I know very very well and will mention a post that you have made yet never like any of your posts. I find it odd, but I guess each to their own and if thats what they feel like doing and it works for them then fine. Social media should not be such a focus but I guess considering it has bought the entire world and the wealth of information right into your pocket, it kind of does hold a lot of power, both good and bad! But when you have your account set on private know that most people unless its a good friend won’t bother following you, remember you are and will become who you follow!

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    We have all read that no one posts everything on instagram, its always a little filtered to make sure everything appears the way it should, now with everyone around the world doing it you can imagine that before you know it the bar is being lifted everyday!

    If you want fame and fortune then having an account private because you don’t want your family or employer to know who you actually are, will only give you privacy. Sure the constant DM’s some that truly make your day and others that make you feel like you should delete your account get a bit much at times but overall you get out of it whatever you put into it.

    Just like writing these posts, having an outlet is for some a very good way to express yourself!

    Not having black hair could save your life!

    We are here to inform, educate and help you live with beautiful hair!


    Be warned, that having hair that is the same color as your stove top can get you toasted literally!

    Choose your hair color only at professional salons and please don’t think that choosing a number from a shade card is all you need to know, its not!

    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!

    How much hair fall is ok

    You all worry like hell, in fact every single time you see one strand of hair you think you are going bald, yes you do don’t lie!

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    Its perfectly normal to think about some things and its ok to do your research, science is constantly developing new ideas and medicine so it fairly possible that after we hit the publish button parts of this may be not true lol but highly unlikely ( just saying )

    To have some hair fall is completely normal and you can not do anything about it, its natures way.  Approx 90% of the follicles on your hair are active and are producing hair growth, whilst the other 10% are dying and the hair will fall out and a new hair will start to grow from that follicle. thats great I hear you saying but what does that mean, how much is abnormal and how much is too much? Well approx 100-150 hairs per day is in the spectrum or normal and you should not be concerned at all! Now because we know you and we know you like to be a little over the top and freak out constantly like you have nothing else in your life to worry about lets put it all into perspective.

    If you wash your hair every second day, a lot of the hair from day 2 will still be on your head, possible already fallen but stuck there so when you shampoo your hair or most likely when you apply conditioner it will appear in your hands. Now the conditioner is NOT causing this, it closes the cuticle so makes the hair smooth hence the hair that is already out but tangled amongst other hair will now slide out in your hand. Again this is NORMAL and 2 days of normal hair loss equals 150 times two = 300 hairs. Take that to washing every 3rd day = 450 hairs.

    Can you stop hair fall? NO not completely

    Is there a hair fall shampoo, yes and its marketing campaign is amazing!

    Is there a treatment you can do to make it not fall out, ummmmm no

    Hair fall in the above range is normal and not to be worried about, a good diet, a good haircare regime using a sulphate free shampoo and always conditioner and your off to a good start.

    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. ✌🏻❤️

    Our playlist is better than yours

    Kind of true even though we haven’t listened to yours, only because its ours that its better I guess but who knows!

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    We play international music, sorry no Bollywood numbers here only music that we get off on, its not trans, its not hip hop ( although a little 80’s hip hop wouldn’t hurt you, me or anyone actually ) its music that inspires us to create, so I guess with that explanation it should make sense or at least you would hope so.

    Nope, we don’t have a TV playing your daily Bollywood soap either, we don’t watch it and honestly a day without it probably won’t hurt you, its called culture try it.

    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

    Discount hair is like reheating day old French fries and expecting them to taste fresh!

    If you have ever been in the situation were you end up going back time and time again to the same salon when you are not 100% happy, its like reheating Mc Donalds French fries the day after and expecting it to taste fresh.

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    It’s not going too, it will taste like you expect reheated Mc Donalds fries to tastes like.

    Get something fresh call us on 011 410 10011

    If you have curly hair, you need to read this!

    We have been asked this a LOT, its kind of one of those things that even after you are told it feels like you are missing something, like we are holding back one deep dark secret! There is a lot of hairstylists we have been told that over work the hair and create work making it look like its effortless ( which has the opposite effect! )

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    Well the way we feel about the “Diffuser” pictured above being taken for a ride is more than love! Its the one tool that no matter what, can’t be replaced, it is basic and been around for years but brilliant!

    Not an expensive tool, fits most hairdryers and once on disperses the heat and air to create a “soft blow” ( Pun intended! ) Using it slowly and gently to dry your hair, lightly scrunching and we mean lightly and ry it till your hair is about 80% dry then STOP!

    Now, if you need a little help then bring your hairdryer and diffuser into the salon we will give you a one on one class on how to create beautiful natural texture that doesn’t look like overdone hair trying to be cool.

    So before you start building up your “natural” look hair think twice about using product, possibly a serum but thats about it, remember the more product you use the more it will look simply messy and not have that natural texture to it!

     

    Model-  Merrylin Boro

    Hair – lol

    Photo – Rod Anker

    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!

    Rod Anker Salons phone number

    Earlier this month our phones went down on and off for a few days, not sure why but if you walk around with your head in your phone maybe you wouldn’t see the fact that there is 798 connections for your house when it only requires one! Well finally its all sorted. We don’t have an alternative mobile like a lot of businesses but what we do have is an awesome social media team which will reply as soon as physically possible.

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    Now that doesn’t mean if you are trying to get blow out booking made at 3am on your way back from the club, chances are no one will answer or if they do, be aware the sarcasm may fly!

    Either way make sure you are following us on social media and feel free to use any of them to reach out!

    Follow the below to stay in touch

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    How to know your hair is Thirsty

    It’s come to our attention that in some parts of the world, winter means rain, snow and a lot of moisture but here in India it means cold and dry! You should be watering your plants daily as well as moisturising your hair more often!

    How do you do that we hear you asking?

    Well it’s fairly easy;

    Firstly regular trims regardless of the length or your goal length the ends need to be removed every 6-8 weeks.

    Always use a conditioner, shampoo opens the cuticle, condition closes so the internal structure of your hair will stay intact.

    Do NOT use oil, yes you thought oil was your go too but it costs the hair, creates barrier that magnifies heat so in fact does the opposite to what you think. Just because it’s what was told to you doesn’t make it fact.

    Treatments are good if it’s actually a repairing moisture treatment. Our Linseed treatment has beeswax and linseed oil extract which packs moisture into the hair. Can do this every 6 weeks but rarely more is needed.

    Don’t be sucked into doing “hair spa” because often they are just a conditioner and a little massage which is not going to do squat.

    We go blindly because we know what we are doing

    It’s no secret that we say what we feel, in fact sometimes it a little too much but better to be an open book rather than an infomercial trying to sell something that’s a hit and miss we think!

    So that being said here we go, if you think that we are too expensive, we should do nails, you want your waxing done while your color is on, you want to be called Mam and not Sharon, you think you can give us a blow by blow how to do your hair, eat your paneer tikka while your getting your puffy blow out, think you can buy one get one free or try waiting till 7pm thinking we are a bar and suddenly it’s “happy hour” then please scroll back up and take a look at the image again.

    If you want real cool hair then your more than welcome 🙏🏻

    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.

    Why so serious

    After almost 10 years in India I am still in awe of its diversity and energy, as much as the simple things are draining at times the people and the culture is the reason I am still here!

    I’m serious about a few things and after Diwali pollution always gets bad so we spent a few days at Neemrana Fort, drove myself ( under 2 hours) and we spent the first day taking random photos of the blue sky 🤭.

    Everyone thinks we travel a lot, maybe to some we do but this type of quick road trips have to be our favourite especially Neemrana which always make you feel like you are the only person there and the regional food is yum!

    Back in Delhi and although the sky is blue today it has been bad. I get asked a lot how to protect your hair when it’s so bad, wash it daily! Your hair and scalp will attract the dust but the pollution and the last thing you should be doing is let it sit there any longer than you should. If you are outside, cover it up and always use a conditioner ( which closes the cuticle ).

    So spend a few nights throughout these cloudy times exploring their properties and get the detox you need!

    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!

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    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.

    Are you bubbles removing color?

    Chances are, (unless you are living under a rock) you know what SLS or Sodium Laureth Sulfate is, if you don’t in lame terms it’s detergent. A lot of shampoo’s have it, washing detergent has it along with floor cleaner, car degreaser and the list goes on.

    It creates the mass of bubbles, it also can remove the expensive color quicker than you expect!

    While a Sulfate free shampoo will still bubble and clean it uses natural surfactants to cleanse that is more mild on hair and skin and will maintain your color and condition of hair and skin.

    Flip the bottle over and read the ingredients to know more!

    Why your Balayage looks like a bad Ombré

    If you have ever been out on the social circuit ( yeah it’s a circuit ) in delhi you would have seen it worn by a few very well spoken ladies, in fact maybe your friends Auntie, or mine who knows! The reality to get a good Balayage is not hard but you you continually do it, it ends up looking like a Solid mass of gold!

    Now unless you are one of those style freaks that likes to match your shoes with your bag and trying to get the hair in the same family of tone ( please don’t ) you need help!

    Neither of these photos have filters or have been adjusted in any way btw

    A lot of the time the problem is the hairstylist in fact did what you asked for, rather than saying no. Sometimes when your hair is dark and you all want ash blonde, it’s more complex than a simple Balayage so needs a firmer understanding of color, lightening and the underlying tones that your hair will throw off as it gets lighter.

    What we did here is reverse Balayage ( darker color ) then a smokey ask toner over it to blend it. We think it looks great!

    If you have gone too far and it’s looking like trash or need help, pls call us on 01141010011

    You want Art but it’s too expensive

    One sure way not to get the color of your dreams is to get on the phone and call every salon asking for a deal! In fact it’s the one sure way not to get it!

    Creating the color rarely involves pulling a tube off the shelf and putting it in a bowl and applying it on your hair. There is more to colouring hair that that. Everyone’s hair reacts differently and depends on what your hair has in it at the time ( pre color, oil treatments, prior color history, condition, underlying color etc etc ).

    Now no one walks into a store and randomly picks something off the shelf without asking the price unless it’s the dollar store so we get it. If you would like a certain color the best thing to do is drop in and speak to us and see how much and in fact if it’s possible because sometimes going from black to ash white in under an hour is not possible and not so cheap!

    We cut hair not prices!

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    Why your local blow out is destroying your hair

    I wasn’t going to bother coming just for a blowdry so I went to my local and got a blowout!

    Well well isn’t that handy, you can not expect to only stress about condition every time you get a cut or just before every color! If you have ever had a bad blow out ( by bad I mean burnt ) you know what I mean by damage.

    A few days back i saw what a burn out looked like and in one sitting the hair was taken from healthy to burnt and needed cutting desperately in less than 25 min by no less than the 4 people that did it! Yes 4 because you said jaldi jaldi!

    While you may save time in traffic, what you will get is a problem that taken longer to fix! Be careful, a blow out can do as much damage as a bad color!

    Blended Balayage is your new Side piece

    Things come and go, today’s BFF is tomorrow’s stranger and while at the time it may be sad, it’s life!

    What you once considered your one true go too, turns out is as fake as the ones you shamed, but hey at the time it felt authentic and everyone saw it so it must of been real?

    Chances are most probably saw through it, I guess you were clouded by the image you saw. You deleted messages explaining what it was, although not all and it was only a matter of time before it was known you actually lied, it wasn’t real. You were clever in your cover up but those photos as much as you thought they were references don’t add up!

    You had it all but that one small cover up was the last straw!

    Just be honest, tell the truth it’s better for everyone!

    It’s not natural it’s a color and those photos to your hairdresser are not your friends!

    Better than balayage, it’s the new balayage 2.1 muted and softer so you can lie to all your friends and tell them it’s natural!

    Get yours!

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    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.

    11 ways to improve your self image

    We all say you should love what you see, embrace who you are and be you right?!

    But some days you wake up feeling like Shrek and no matter how much positive quotes you consume it just isn’t going to help. I’m

    Talk about days so blue you think your a smurf ( google it ). For those days, we are here for a little pick me up, a little makeover change or a little tweak as we like to call it!

    Save our number for that day, if it’s not today then enjoy the day you look great 👍🏻

    11 ways is by pressing the digits below

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    The home of freehand color

    Do we do color too, yes we do in fact we are kind of known for it. With Rod being named colourist of the year by Vogue few years back and the International experience we know our stuff!

    If Balayage is something and you have been saving photos until your phone is full then it’s time you dropped in and spoke to us about it.

    01141010011 or shoot us a DM

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    The hair cut to bring peace into your life!

    You all have enough going on the worry about getting a blowout every few days and end up looking too done up right?!

    Alexa Chung in L’OFFICIEL Russia

    I think it’s safe to say that this is possibly the sexiest haircut and the way it’s styled / not styled makes it hotter!

    Imagine wash and wear, literally!

    Collar bone with long layers and spliced into in all the right places this is it!

    What your local salon is possibly doing to destroy your hair

    Some people will proudly tell us they go to a local salon for a blow out when it’s last minute. We don’t have a problem with it, the only problem is it’s destroying your hair!

    Often ( we are not saying it’s everyone but common enough to write this ) you will have 2 even at times 3 people pulling tugging and burning the hair at epic speeds in order to get you out as fast as possible. The issue is that one or two blow dry’s like this is enough to screw your hair up for the next 3-4 months.

    It’s counter productive to spend the time and money getting your hair right, only to ruin it on a random blow out.

    The excessive heat damage in one or two sittings can be enough to completely change the texture and condition of your hair so be careful who you trust, cheap and convenient isn’t always bad but a lot of time it comes with a lot of corners cut.

    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.

    I’m trying to grow it so why would I get a haircut?

    Here is the thing, you want to grow it but you still need to cut it every 6 weeks!

    I know what your thinking and if you maintain less being cut off then obviously it will still get longer, makes sense right?

    What happens when you don’t remove split or damaged ends is that the split travels up the hairshaft and more is needed to be cut off. The frayed, Brocken ends make it look dry, out of shape and behave badly ( more than a 3 year old coming off a sugar high ).

    Trim every 6 weeks, even if it’s half of what has grown or less, as your hair grows it will be healthy. Prevention is better than cure!

    How to shop for new hair

    Every now and then we get bored with our clothes, work, routine, life and everything just becomes bla. Its sometimes your perception of what you think versus reality but it still has the same effect, you feel flat.

    That stupid saying that ” Change is as good as a holiday” is utter bollocks, give me a beach holiday and keep my hair looking the same anyday ( but I guess it has some merit, since it’s about escaping). If you have never had a change of style, semi drastic then you have never felt the immediate power boost to your inner self, that’s if it suits and done correctly.

    There is a very simply rule of thumb we go by and it works 90% of the time, to be able to get you in the right head space if you are unsure of what change you are after.

    Firstly understand you don’t have to know what you want, that we can work out with you ( a good hairstylist will ask a lot of questions, almost more than the FBI ). What you do need to know is, you want a change. Sounds odd hearing this, we know but often we get people who don’t want anything off the length, no layers, no bangs, no color change but desperate for a change. 😳

    Susan, if you don’t change something we can’t change anything.

    Drop in speak to us and let us work it out!

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    Find out what is the best color for you

    When you want to get a color, it’s always a trade off between what is hot and on trend as well as high Maintainence right? After all no one wants a color they need to redo every few weeks, that’s just not practical or cool!

    The trick is using multiple tones to add the overall color, the use of varies shades adds depth and texture ( possibly the most over used word ). If it’s highlights you are looking for then using two different colours it changes the way it looks dramatically but yet keeps it low Maintainence. If you go for one color, chances are with less variation the natural hair will be visible faster.

    With balayage you are best to keep it to one color and don’t go as light, it looks best when it’s more natural and as if it’s happened over time in the sun. Don’t get fooled by thinking more is better, less is best when colouring your hair typically.

    Count my fingers

    Have you ever just wanted to give someone the bird🖕🏻?

    Well we have, it’s no secret we do t have a filter when it comes to speaking our mind, don’t let it put you off in fact we think we are fairly nice people. We love what we do, we are fairly good at it ( according to us anyway ) and super honest. If you are searching for yes mam no mam then keep looking co’s we ain’t it. If you want awesome hair and happy to turn up on time and speak like a human, we all will have s great time!

    If you think you can tell us how to do your hair then quite frankly it’s going to be fun but more than likely won’t end the way you expect.

    Love peace and happiness to you all 🙏🏻✌🏻

    What is it going to take for you to be happy

    I have known so many people in my life that have had that knee jerk comment ” I will be happy when”!

    Could be I will be happy when I’m on the beach, happy when you get the new job, happy when something is over, happy when you have money in the bank etc etc. I never got it, it’s like you give power to the situation and are going to be constantly waiting for something to happen before you are happy, which is kind of stupid.

    No matter how many followers you have, what color the tick is or even if your on social media, we are all the same! Stop thinking you will be happy when and start being happy now! Sure you may have been screwed over, things didn’t turn out the way you hoped or even the right people all turned out to be wrong. It’s a moment, it’s not forever!

    The most famous, well known or successful people I have ever met no matter what the end goal is, all say the same thing. No matter what you achieve, by the time you achieve it, you have already moved onto a bigger goal so you never feel like you have made it.

    Destination happiness is a mystery destination you will never reach regardless of how well your last post fetched numbers!

    Food that makes your hair grow

    There is has and always will be some trend food 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.

    If you have a long face you can not have long hair

    If you take a look in the mirror and your a little honest with yourself, just for this exercise ok then you can go back to denial.

    If your face shape is slightly long, oval or oblong you can not have long hair and it’s that simple. Look at the image below and try to get it, the hair can either enhance your face shape and make it look longer, or balance it out and make it look more balanced.

    Your not ugly it’s just an balance between getting it right and having the hair you think you want!

    For more info on what is your perfect length, give us a call on phone 📞 01141010011

    No babe that’s not how you get “Ash blonde”

    I kid you not I think if we just write down the questions we get asked, it would make a great comedy skit. Jokes aside and not putting you all down ok so chill out!

    The darker the hair, the more red pigment, so regardless of if you are Indian, Chinese, Australian, Pakistani or British hair is the same. The Lighter the hair the easier or shall we say the more achievable it is.

    Can we give you a cost?

    Easy answer is no because it might go white in 2 applications, it also might take 6 applications over 2 weeks and several toners.

    Is it possible?

    It’s not up to our skills ( not in an arrogant way ) it’s up to your hair! Several layers of color, the odd keratin treatment and a few fools in there, chances are it will combust before it goes ash!

    How long will it take?

    Anywhere between 4 hours and 72 hours, is that rough enough for you?

    How long will it last?

    The tone will change over two weeks and may need doing again. The hair lightness will be there until it grows out! ( you will see dark spots in 2-3 days lol yes 2-3 days)

    Rough cost?

    Between 15,000 – 52,000 rp plus taxes just for the color.

    Will it hurt?

    Your pocket, yes! Your scalp…. well a bit yes. Imagine not as bad as childbirth but more than a tattoo.

    How to reduce your color fading

    So you have saved up spent hours in the salon and you love the color only to find it wash out or the intensity has washed out after a week. We hear this often and typically one of the biggest causes is wrong shampoo!

    Sulfate or SLS will strip the tone of the color faster than anything else, use a sulfate free shampoo!

    Yes we stock it, in fact all our shampoo is SLS free.

    Why a Hair Salon is not a parlour

    I guess you could safely say some are still running their salon like a parlour and thats fine for them but to understand the business better you have to understand that this is a people’s business and its about people and the experience you offer.

    Because of our setup, being a boutique style operation from time to time we get people offering opinions of what we could do to be packed ( in their opinion ) or to be busier. We don’t jam people into the salon and run on time so its rare that you would see dozens of people standing around waiting. With an occupancy over 50% we cant afford to be busier than what we are, I guess from the outside it may look steady but not overly busy but with the level of work we do, the time is needed in order to maintain the standard so we will keep things as they are for now.

    I think that India has changed dramatically over the time I have been here, with family owned business that have run perfectly fine for generations suddenly finding themselves needing to reinvent themselves and not knowing how. We have entered the market with a different mindset, our target market we understand and know what they are after and where they look for it, its not a secret and we don’t try to hide it. Sure we have our own challenges and they will always be there, but its knowing what you are doing and why you are doing it that defines the end result.

    Retail evolved when the customer realised that buying on line was easier and less fuss, yet brands still push majority of there marketing budgets into store based sales and print advertising when in fact the ones that have the money are rarely driven by price rather quality and authenticity. A time when almost every retail store has a A-frame outside saying 20-50% off for a limited time and its been there for months.

    Do these type of price driven strategies work? I really don’t think they do, in fact I think they drive you further into a hole that you will struggle for many years to get out of. Now obviously I can already hear you say money is a factor, its ok for you and your clients that can afford you but what about the rest of the world right? Wrong, its quality that you are selling and experience, if you are just selling an object and nothing more, then its a different game you need to play, but if its a service or an experience that the consumer will have then its 100% the quality of the way that service is being delivered.

    Its not arrogance when you know what you are doing, or simplicity in approach or appearance for not knowing our shit!

     

    How to do it yourself

    Years ago no one would even bother doing their own hair, it was something that you simply didn’t do yourself. Now we all have a life and a lot to fit into every day so its no surprise that heading to the salon for a blow out is a luxury in terms of time, let alone money. We get that and will always give advice on how to manage your own hair daily, obviously its one thing to get the right haircut that works, technically sound in order to be able to behave even on the worst days, another thing to know how to style it and manage it yourself.

    A technically sound haircut, that works long after you have left the salon with the right tools and know how to be able to manage it daily!

     

    Hook us up on 01141010011

    Wash & Go

    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 eat your hair done, drop us a message on Facebook or Instagram or give us a call, promise you will enjoy it.

    How to love yourself

    You tell yourself little things throughout the day, it’s the mind chatter that will make you or break you. I’m sure you’ve heard it before but it’s hard to direct that little voice that’s job is literally to doubt everything you do or think.

    Remember when you were younger and you got dressed up maybe as a super hero and you actually thought you had super powers?!