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”.

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.

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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.

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

Who wants platinum blonde hair?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Looking for a hair solution to your problems?

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

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

What does your DP say about you?

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

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

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

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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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 ✌🏻

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!

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.

Before & After Hair makeovers

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

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

Get yourself into see us today!

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Why we will talk before we do it!

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

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

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

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

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When you wish you could be yourself

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

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

When your hair cut looks like a bag of mixed lollies

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

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

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

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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. ✌🏻❤️

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

Mushroom balayage

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christmas is only 6 weeks away!

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

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

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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!

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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!

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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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 🙏🏻✌🏻

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

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.

Tea bagging

Ok so I guess some know some don’t but it’s irrelevant right now so google it and thank us later for the smile.

Yes if you come to us, we have amazing coffee, fresh ground latte’s but we do use Tea Bags in case you wondered.

We use, we don’t do

Do not try this at home

Because we all like to be rebels, the moment you hear this you may be already planning on giving it a shot. Certain things are harmless to try a DIY and certain things are not, after all I guess years of study there are things that will be taught you can’t get from a 3 1/2 minute YouTube video ( but then again who knows right!)

Things not to try yourself

  • Plastic surgery
  • Replacing your hard drive
  • Refilling gas cylinders
  • Knee replacement
  • Botox
  • Dental work
  • Cutting or colouring your own hair
  • Giving your self a hair transplant ( or kidney transplant for that matter )
  • A tattoo
  • Waxing your Va-jay-jay
  • And no I didn’t slip the hair ones in to be all dramatic, we have seen some whoppers come try and fixing it after things have gone terribly wrong. Understand some things are better done by someone who does it for a living after studying for years.
  • What to do when your hair has gone for a toss

    Have you ever got to the point where your hair has had so much done to it, to try and make your life easier yet everything you do is making it worse?

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    It needs rescuing, it needs someone to tell you to stop, reassess and work out the smartest way to get you back in track. Keep in mind a lot of salons motivations are to add cash in till versus actually fixing the problem, a lot of the time to fix the problem it will involve not doing what you want and you not getting things your way ( that’s why it’s hard to hear sometimes and you may search for a faster result, which doesn’t exist ).

    We find a lot of clients come to us after trying to get their dream hair after they have had a series of expensive ” it’s going to solve all your problems” services. Good or bad, we are know not to sugar coat much, what you see is what you get!

    When your not feeling your best and someone tells you something will fix it, you tend to believe them because they are the professionals after all but no matter where you live, you really need to do your fact checking first. I would always suggest google but again you need to filter that too, a lot of companies pay people to slag off other companies online ( I know right 😂) so some amount of common sense is involved when looking and it’s always advisable to get a face to face ( it’s free ) and get opinions.

    Who even calls anyone

    Honestly most of you probably don’t even use your phone to call anyone anymore, laptops are hardly used and most of our work is done from your mobile. Shit I’m writing this on my phone, uploading images and posting it from bed.

    When we think about work and marketing it’s completely a waste of time almost having a landline number, in fact at home I don’t have one, who even does anymore.

    With 70-80% of our bookings now being done via DM’s on social media it means we are open 24/7 which is cool, hard work but cool. It’s honestly great to be connected to everyone all the time, sure eventually we all need some time off but if it’s 11pm on a Saturday night and you decide you want to get your hair done the next morning then it’s easy AF to slide a DM and wait.

    Sure if the business isn’t going to answer for 24 hours then it’s useless but if it all works then it’s solid gold!

    Slide away!

    When you hair isn’t what it used to be

    Remember back when you were 23 life was gold, you could stay out till 4am drink like a fish, eat whatever you want and still be on top of your game at 10am?

    Well your now a little older and that type of life, even the thought of it makes you feel sick just thinking about it. Guess what, as you get older things change, yep sure you always bagged people who used to have a bad back or struggled after s big night but that’s you now!

    Your hair at 19 is never ever ever going to be the same when you are 25-30-35 or 50 and no matter how many times you tell yourself, or us it’s not going to change it! It’s life and your body changes, can you turn the clock back….. in short no. Yes there are products and diet that may help marginally to ensure the best possible hair but it’s not going to be the same ever again!

    Moral of the story?

    Enjoy what you have, when you have it, embrace change and make the most of what’s in front of you. No matter what, tomorrow won’t be the same as it is today, it’s change and you need to be happy your alive.

    See real time photos of these celebrities getting their hair done?

    Now maybe because I didn’t grow up here or maybe because I’m naturally ignorant but I’m kind of blazè when it comes to Bollywood ( sorry ). By that I mean I would barely wait in a line for French fries let alone to see someone’s face. In fact even if I was 5 years old waiting to sit on Santa’s knee for that traditional photo in the shopping centre, I still don’t think I would bother.

    Having the chance to meet some amazing people some work in offices, some outside and some in movies, sorry to break your bubble….they are, we are, all the same.

    Therefore we don’t go down that route of posting photos, unless it makes them more normal that is.

    And whoever can eat a Hamburger like this boss Chrissy Teigen then deserves every bit of shoutout possible.

    If your celebrity crush can’t woof down a quarter pounder like a boss, are they even crush worthy? Ask yourself that!

    If it’s dying you need to change what your doing or throw it out

    We all hold onto things that aren’t working or don’t fit, could be because you like the idea of it or it could be you are scared of the options. Either way at some point you have to just let it go. If your plant is dying you don’t just sit there and watch it die do you?

    Now we aren’t saying shave your hair off, although for some you absolutely should. What we are saying is don’t hold on to it and expect things to miraculously change.

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

    In other words, nothing will change until you do, it’s really that simple. So if your holding on thinking things are about to change, chances are they won’t unless you change first.

    How to not to get out the knots

    Well in our quest to make sure we cover everything, leaving nothing out we wanted to give a big shout to the basics which we see are s new thing in some salons and bathrooms!

    We are talking about how to remove knots!

    Now it’s not a new thing to start from the bottom, but some people just like to rip it out like it’s a birthday present or something but it’s not! Combing directly from the roots whilst you have these tangles will cause damage to your hair and possibly break, split and create so much drama in your hair that only scissors will fix it!

    So make sure you start from the bottom and remove the knots as you work up the hair, another amazing invention is this little beauty, the Tangle Teezer which will get the knots out quicker than the sale items being sold out at the season end Sale at Zara.

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    What Ash blonde actually looks like and how to get it

    It’s a fairly common request ” I want to be ash blonde” typically like it’s ordering a pizza with little understanding what’s involved or if it’s even possible. After all that’s our job so we are cool with it, but want to shed some light on the facts about it.

    Now without getting overly technical the above photo is not on dark hair, the base color is lighter and has a slightly warmer tone, the highlights however are ash so the two combined give you what you are seeing not the individual “ash” color.

    The darker you are the more gold/red pigment your hair has & will throw off when it’s lightened.

    To get “ash” your hair must be lightened ( it doesn’t come out of a tube, it’s a process and not typically a short one either ) and to keep the hair in one piece would require 2-3 applications then toning. Sadly I have seen foils being done and irons or a hairdryer put over the foils to speed it up ( your hair will be fried, cuticle will snap off and I can guarantee it’s gold as your reading this. Bleaching hair you should not add heat, you can’t speed up the process! There is no short cuts only bad decisions and poorly educated people doing it or endorsing the wrong people.

    So can it be ash on dark hair?

    Yes but check out the photo above, you can see super light sections and some slightly gold right, that’s because it’s done over several sittings to get the hair light and keep it on your head.

    Now whilst you think you may want ash, chances are even after you get it ( if it’s possible ) you will have upkeep you will need to do in order for it to stay the right tone!

    Possible yes, easy no but possible and for those claiming you have ash, this is what ash actually looks like!

    So if you have had a bad color, give us a call let’s see what we can do to get your hair instagram ready!

    Electric dreamer & that hair!

    Seasons come and go and we all tend to follow clothes trends but very few will flip their hair look as often. Chances are it will be two or three seasons of “I’m growing it” or I like it short and not much in between.

    Shot at The Glasshouse on the Ganges

    We love our bae Merrylin Boro who within the last 8 months had the following looks,

    The Bowl haircut

    Shag

    Shag with micro bangs

    Bob

    Micro bob and micro bangs

    And now is growing the bangs out! It’s one thing to hold onto something that works for you it’s another not to move with a look and this is what we all strive for.

    Evolving your hair look should be lots of small changes so you don’t get bored and people looking at you are constantly looking at something fresh!

    Should you blow or is it ok not too?

    We get asked a lot now about wash and wear hair vs overdone blowouts which are kind of outdated and tend to leave you looking like an Auntie from an Indian TV drama from circa 1970’s. We are very anti fuss and in fact promote easy hair as it brings out your personality and if managed correctly looks best.

    Can you get a blow out, of course you can, but it shouldn’t look too stiff and stuck into place or you run the risk looking older than you are, unless you’re trying to look older to get into clubs that is. It’s not about having messy hair it’s about having hair that you can actually manage at home yourself.

    Who needs extra work when getting ready?

    Using our signature dry cutting which is more than just cutting hair dry ( it’s about cutting it into the shape pre washing and post drying using a Japanese technique of cutting ) enables you the hair to be encouraged to sit a certain way. Now this doesn’t mean defy gravity but rather assist dramatically in the “wash and go” look so you can look good everyday.

    If we can’t make you look good chances are, your Ugly

    Veg or non Veg?

    So recently I met someone who had lost a LOT of weight, we got chatting ( my first reaction was is she sick? ) she had been on a “trend diet” loosing over 10kg in a matter of two months which is crazy!

    After we finished chatting and me thinking wtf I need to know what she did here, we started talking hair and this is when I knew something was wrong. About 30% of her hair at the top had fallen out, like gone, vanished finito bye bye. I Couldn’t believe what I was seeing it was crazy how suddenly this had happened between visits.

    You all need to know the basics behind a healthy lifestyle and food, rather than possible having a flirtatious relationship with what goes into your mouth or treating it like fuel, try thinking about it as the difference between health and sickness. We get a lot of people ask ” what should I eat to make my hair grow longer faster etc etc” these same people literally put their hair through hell, most times not even getting it trimmed regularly, over doing colours and damaging it constantly. Yet expect eating a so called ” super food” will make it all go away…. it won’t.

    Before you get into a diet that will surely drop a few kilos fast it’s important to know you could be entering into a situation leaving your body short of what it needs and could experience all sorts of side effects. Our bodies need certain things in order to function properly so ensure that’s happening before you try and defy science and think you can break the law of nature.

    Get a big sign they said

    Seems like there is a lot of people that are not in business or hairdressers that know so much more than us and we love them all ❤️

    Apparently and we never knew this but if you have a big sign you will be busy, if it lights up you will be known as the best, get neon plus one that flashes and you may as well order that private jet because you are going to be rocking!

    Shit, apparently cutting hair well has nothing to do with it? If only we had known we would have lit it up like a Christmas tree 🎄

    Well two years in and we are going stronger than ever so I guess the sun or moon must be lighting it up cos we are doing great! For those who say we can’t find you, there is a little app called “google maps” and if you type in “Rod Anker Salons” chances are it will take you right to our door, right beside Altitude Cafe or two doors down from Bombay Shirt Company.

    If you are still struggling like a German trying to eat rice with chop sticks 🥢 then head to Meherchand Market and call us on 01141010011 as our team love explaining it to you, your driver, your auto driver or the bus driver if the case may be.

    See you soon

    How to get the perfect blonde

    Whilst you all may know us as a salon that talks nonsense, yes it’s true a lot of the time but when it comes to hair color we never joke.

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    Using what we have around us we went for a walk and talked about counteracting colours, what colours balance other colours and what colours enhance other colours. It’s one thing to know the theory and another to have it truly understood.

    Even a walk in colourful Meherchand market can be educational if you are open to it!

    Come see what we can do for you

    How to get that shine

    Healthy hair is not that hard to get, getting shine is possible for everyone but it comes with a catch and it’s typically going to cost you less and you will spend less time in the salon than you do now!

    We hear all sorts of things happen in salons from being told to do “hair spa” treatments weekly to apply oil, both are a waste of time and money ( typically but certainly the oil!!!)

    So how do you get shinny hair?

    Well instead of treating it like a rug you bought at the local market start treating it like a vintage hand woven rug and you will be on your way. A lot of people we meet have had every service known to mankind ( because they were told it was good for them ) and are now left with dry brittle damaged hair that the only fix is a pair of scissors.

    We believe that hair must be respected in order to be healthy both in the salon as well as at home, you can’t expect to get something nice done once then treat it like a rug your washing in the Ganges and expect it to be at its best just because you have somewhere to be tonight. Doesn’t work like that!

    1. Do less color application, don’t take it through the ends every time, maybe only once a YEAR!
    2. Keratin is ok but is not a treatment to make your hair healthy, it’s to relax the hair but with the application being done with heat will cause some damage so don’t do it unless you actually need it!
    3. Getting a blow out done wrong can cause as much damage as a bad color. Your hair should never be burnt into place and in fact majority should be done with cool air and finished off and set into place with cold air to close the cuticle.
    4. Don’t trust shampoo unless you trust what’s in the bottle. Always condition.
    5. Don’t use excess heat, wash and leave it once a week without drying or using heat tools.
    6. Stop flipping your hair around, honestly this entire hair flip business you might think is like a mating call but is more annoying than you can imagine as well as creates unnecessary friction.

    The most deceiving color

    Some things are not as obvious and to be honest sometimes we have been told our posts are s little cryptic, thanks for noticing lol. When it comes to the color, black it’s a little more complicated and there are pro’s and con’s so let’s talk about them.

    Black will shine more as it reflects all light, so basically it may look good on the surface but could be in terrible condition, you won’t see it but you will surely feel it sooner or later, it’s a player 😳

    It’s color will not show details and can be deceptive, you can not see what’s its doing, could be good but could be bad you won’t know.

    The reality is the movement and texture won’t be visible so a change won’t be noticeable as if there was variation.

    Side note

    Add variation, not saying blonde or white but don’t have it completely black as this is rarely a natural color, add another darker color to it to offset its starkness. After all is said and done, no one wants to have fake looking hair.

    How to be the best in whatever you do

    I don’t know why but some people generally the lazy ones tend to think they successful people are born rich or have had friends that have helped. Not sure who they are referring too or what planet they live on but it couldn’t be further from the reality.

    A few years ago I put every motivational book in the rubbish, removes them all because I realised the time I was wasting reading how to be motivated I wasn’t doing anything actually productive. All I needed was to do more think less about how, just start. There was a little motivation from someone as to why I kept them all and hearing someone tell me they are useless made me think hard about why I had bought them in the first place.

    I hear people that have the most elaborate business plans and really well thought out PDF presentations that you know has the depth of a puddle on the footpath and the main motivation is to make money. I don’t know about anyone else but if money is the main motivation you will not have the same drive as if it were to create something bigger than you for a cause or reason. I guess only you will know if it’s money driven or it comes from the heart.

    Find something that you love doing, then find a way to do that every day until you die, put every effort in every day and continue to find ways to be better. Always think of yourself as a novice not an expert and keep going patiently. That’s the secret, no shortcuts that will last or get you anywhere you want to be!

    The secret to the best looking color you have ever had

    We are pro natural, I know kind of weird coming from a hair salon when talking about color but we actually believe enhancing what you have rather than masking it and creating a high Maintainence situation.

    A lot of woman are letting the grey show and we are helping them, because we know you have more to do than sit in a salon every 2 weeks covering up your white hair.

    The issue starts early on when you get a color maybe years ago and the color your doing is still the same as you had when you were 25 and you haven’t been that color since. Your hair lightens up as you get older as well as your skin and in order to look natural. Where the problem starts is not when you have 20-30 grey hairs, it’s why it’s above 40% white and you are still colouring it dark ( in most cases we see black!). One of the problems is sometimes hairdressers find it easier to color it black and give you 100% coverage to make you happy but in fact this will give you a visible regrowth faster than ever!

    Where we come in to try to save you money, time and look good is we take the color and try and match you a color that’s between your natural color and the white that is appearing. This gives you less mark and definition in the regrowth, making visits needed less frequent. This not only gives you more time, it makes you look younger and a better version of yourself.

    So if you are tired of being tied down to this color decision it’s about time you changed.

    Call 01141010011

    When your loving your hair long

    We all have an idea what we want, that’s a good thing right? Well yes and you shouldn’t t listen to anyone if your happy, again yes. Be yourself no matter what, yes but…..

    There are times you need to take on board a little advice, even if it’s from the Zoo keeper!

    Call 01141010011

    How far will you go for a selfie?

    If you didn’t know by know some people get paid to take photo’s post them online to look like it’s natural, I know right. This is a sign of marketing changing the landscape of what we do and it’s real and in full swing. Does it work better than a print ad, well that’s not for us to say but we can tell you results are there for sure. For us a large portion of our business interacts, finds us, books with us from social media. Some Salon Facebook some Rod’s Facebook and some via Salon Instagram and some via Rod’s instagram

    Do selfies work, yes. You have to have a voice or it’s just a selfie and you can simply upload all the photos in your phone and expect things to start happening because they won’t.

    Recent studies show that by 2020 TV as we knew it will not hold the power in advertising that it once did, things have changed and in fact majority of people don’t even watch commercial TV anymore, option for online like Netflix.

    If you don’t move with the times or try and be ahead of it, you will fail it’s just a matter of time how long you will last.

    What will it take for you to do what you want?

    It might be that every says to you your hair looks good long, or it could be your so lucky to have a guy that has such a good job. But what makes you happy is the question you need to ask yourself!

    Image via Instagram @european.son.420

    Isn’t love, unconditional? Both self love and the love of others? What changes with a haircut? Nothing. What is the big deal if you work in an office or freelance as an artist? Nothing Whats wrong with being independent? Nothing.

    Make yourself happy, you only get one life and it’s best served up with honesty with yourself and what you want and who you want to be, regardless of what anyone says.

    If someone has a problem, it’s not your issue.

    Be happy

    When you want the blow & the top knot

    Isn’t it funny that we are so obsessed with everything a lot of us have lost our tolerance to be a good human!

    People fight, opinions vary, some have bad days, others just loose it every now and then but if your in it your in it. Compromise and support isn’t just a verbal thing. It is about sometimes getting a Top knot and other times getting a blowout and/or giving.

    Some days it’s Top knots some days it’s a blow out, keep the variation alive

    Be kind, love one another and 😀

    5 reasons your color fades?

    Nothing is more frustrating than getting a color done, loving it only to have it wash out a week later or at least fade.

    Now before I hear from someone saying the black has washed out of the roots, it’s not sweetheart it’s called regrowth we are talking fade which has nothing to do with growth. Here are a few causes of color fade you should discuss with your hairstylist.

    1. The condition of your hair has a direct link to the longevity of your color, the better condition the longer the color tone stays true.
    2. If you have lightened the hair ( aggressively ) to achieve the desired color chances are your color will turn warm ( gold & red ) sooner.
    3. The color you have had previously affects the color you do now.
    4. The shampoo and conditioner has a huge impact on your color. Sulfate free shampoo is the only shampoo you should be using. If you Shampoo then you must condition, yes every time.
    5. No oils, yep no oils! They do NOT add any Benifit end in fact will cause the internal structure of your hair into a moisture free zone stripping it dry causing the color to change completely. Upside, the layers of oil that can’t be washed off will make it look healthy, downside is it will be dryer and tougher than you have ever had!

    So before you start reading home remedies or taking advice from people that give you a remedy out of the kitchen we suggest getting facts out of a salon. Come speak to us today and see how we can reduce your hair appointments and keep your color longer.

    Is it true parkour is not “let’s go to the park or?” It’s actually a sport

    Ok you got me, of course we knew it’s a sport, we do it getting out of bed like every day. Nope that’s bollocks we don’t.

    What is interesting about the sport that has to do with hair is this. It uses the weight and speed of movement to best transfer you from A to B to C to D without using excessive force. So basically it’s using your own body weight and flow of movement to transport you.

    Now our technique of cutting it similar we use the adding or removal of weight to manipulate the movement of hair naturally without using excess force.

    Basically we are the Parkour masters of hair, yes we are.

    The only Snow you all are getting is now in Shimla

    For the love of god ladies finally us blokes have been sent blessings ten fold! We were totally over hearing you tell us you’re running away with Jon Snow like you actually thought you would. Well guess what!?

    And please look at Rose Leslie’s face, that smile is for all you girls to know you all lost and no matter how much you talk about it, the only Snow you are getting is in the mountains and you won’t be mountin ( if you know what I mean!

    Congrats to them both

    You call me babe but it feels like f#%face

    There are so many good quotes we can all save and post, use them as captions, hurl them out at the right time socially and yet very few actually live them. It used to be called two faced but I guess now we have new names for it but who knows.

    Constant social media stalking has made us very educated ( almost experts some would say lol ) on the depth of utter crap that some salons quote, they apparently are ALL the best, ALL are the most qualified, saw a few that apparently Rod trained but he didn’t, some bragging they are the biggest and get this one that said it was the first lol.

    God knows no one cares how big your doodle is, only your the one focusing on it, no one cares how much space you have for a salon, no one cares how fast you opened, no one cares about anything other than what you do, how well you do it, how much experience your staff have and if you stand by your product. If you do it and won’t support the consumer if things go wrong, guess what…. your a liar.

    Authentic marketing is the only way to choose a service in a people driven business because it shows personality rather than attitude or a pissing contest.

    So before you get that A frame that says “Your hair is your crown” or “blow out before you go out” or whatever it was put outside your salon thinking your super creative, train, talk and listen, good relationships are a two way street not a bus lane or a one way lane.

    You want to hear a story?

    A lot of times in our life we may know the facts but just feel better hearing another form of reality, we may not believe it but we all want to hear it. We personally love a good story or two but also have both feet firm in the reality bucket when it comes to myths.

    Oh yes and just because your granny told you doesn’t make it fact!

    A lot of what you think you know as fact is more myth than reality but I guess unless you believe it you won’t believe it.

    Some think putting oil on your head actually feeds the hair, reality hair is dead keratin and oil and water don’t mix so no natural oil will be able to be removed nor breathe life into a dead organism but hey your granny knows best! Pulped onion rubbed into your scalp regrow hair, um no it just makes you stink!

    Head massage is good but not essential, hair loss is normal and you can’t stop it, majority of your hair problems are genetic!

    Why are you left on the sideline?

    Let’s go out, they said. It will be fun, they said! Now you are left watching them having fun and are left feeling like you’re a different breed to them, no doubt they will ask what was wrong with you the next day too, like why weren’t you having fun right.

    Well if you can even slightly relate to this, then it’s about time you got your little tush into the salon and starting experimenting with some fresh looks on your hair, no not zebra stripes either that’s just not cool. Maybe some fresh balayage or even bangs but either way it’s about time you took control and made you the centre of attention again!

    Call us on 01141010011

    Sending it for a wash and blow every now and then isn’t taking care of business

    Ever worn a pair of jeans so much they start falling apart yet you still wear them because they fit so well? If your answer is no then chances are you are not even living life, people do yes, it’s what happens when you’re busy living life and it’s good, very good!

    Well the same thing can happen with your hair, it works, you know how to manage it, dry it, take it out on a Friday night and dress it, hell you probably know how to resurrect it even on s Wednesday night. It’s your bae, you have done the walk of shame with it that many times the Uber driver knows your birthday. You know how much shampoo to use, how long it’s going to take to blow dry it’s just easy.

    But is it still working for you?

    The reality is as we get older ( even 6 – 12 moths ) we change, sure some people are still doing the same tricks they did 10 years ago or still in a toxic love triangle that will require an intervention or one person to stop it. So do you still do the same thing just because it’s easy? Reality no, you have to evolve for yourself and in this case for your look!

    Just because you wore it a certain way in school, babe you are 35 you are not studying anymore your a grown up!

    If you know anything, like even a little ( if you can place an order for an outfit online ) understand your hair needs to change.

    Sending it for a wash every now and then isn’t taking care of business!

    Pastel peek a boo

    The idea of going a pastel color probably has crossed your mind at least once or twice but the time and effort to get it let alone the cost to maintain it has most likely stopped you. Then there is the idea that it’s super visible and in your face right?

    Well it doesn’t have to be, check out this peek a boo line pastel that will show itself only when your hair moves!

    Cool right!

    You blend in better than a Kylie Jenner’s new concealer

    Who else is so tired of seeing the same crap in the name of marketing. Everyone calls themselves and influencer like it’s a commodity or a term you can even claim yourself ( fyi it’s a terms you get called not you call yourself, just like your hair is your hair not hairs! So over that too )

    We see your posts, think ah ok this place might be cool, you go only to discover the person doing the social media might be cool but the place sucks. It needs to flow through and deliver what it promises, from look, attitude as well as personality of the brand.

    For the sake of all our sanity and possibly everyone unfollowing you or altering you to “mute all” pls try to be authentic and a tad original it’s becoming rather boring. Same shirts, same clothes, using references we have all seen and calling yourself original or artistic it’s kinda blah.

    While we are in such a ” clean out the cupboard” kind of mood, no one cares if your the first, biggest, fastest or whatever we only care if you are actually the best and claiming that title only by yourself with no back up is also a sign your telling porky pies.

    Faded

    With the temperature above 40 for the last 3-4 weeks we are all looking for ways to keep our cool. We told you get a fade, we showed you photos, talked about it and now your all doing it!

    Get your fade today with Mohit today call 01141010011

    Woke up like this

    Everyone has a goal to be able to roll out of bed looking like your ready to be on the cover of Italian Vogue yet your habits or routine possibly are not going to get that happening.

    When you get that blow out and it’s looking amazing you wish it would last forever but if your doing this then chances are it won’t.

    1. Do you ruff up your hair, flip it this way and that like you’re an extra on a hair TVC?

    2. You run your fingers through it too much making it smoother?

    3. At night a satin pillowcase and loosely tie it up or even a loose braid.

    Treat it gentle, move it with your fingers closed together, don’t go all deep and get in amoungst it day 1 or day 2 or it will loose the definition and smoothness.

    Try these tips to get it to last longer, when you wake up remove the hair band, a little serum and smoother it down and you should be good to go!

    Because long hair is your thing

    Ok so let’s just start by saying I get it, this long hair thing, fine ok you want long hair good for you I’m ok with it. What I’m not ok with is when you play with it more than a 13 year old boy plays with his junk, when your standing in front of me in a que flipping tossing your hair and it’s literally going all over me and when you think you can have a dramatic change without loosing length.

    It’s the fact that you think it’s sexy having hair so long you can tuck into your socks, I’m sure someone thinks that hair flip is sexy, sure as hell is not us.

    If you have long hair, we love you but you must look after its & stop flipping

    Breakfast that will make your hair grow & make you rich

    You may not believe your mum, but when you read it on line it’s gospel right?

    Appartments from the fact that they are bloody expensive this blueberry smoothie bowl will change your life. It’s nothing to do what’s in the bowl, it’s putting your mind in the right place whilst making it that will change things for you. It’s not ideal that someone else makes it for you, it’s better if you make the effort to do it yourself because it’s the action that creates the path for you to change your ways. This leads to more positive thoughts, increased productivity, increased hope which leads to excitement which leads to happiness in turn creates change. So before you think how can a beautiful berry/mango smoothie bowl change your life or grow your hair think about that and make a small effort every day for a big change.

    International Freehand hair colouring artists

    Trends come and go but this one will be around for a while we think. It’s a color but it’s imitating natural hair because the longer your hair is the variation from roots to ends is natural. It’s been through more sun, wind, blow drying etc etc so it should be lighter.

    Considering for most of us even getting the time to update the new iOS update is a challenge it’s a color that once done right will give you months of freedom. Now you have more time to do the things that actually matter, after all I’m sure you would agree sitting in the salon every week is hardly adding much value to your life. Unless it’s with us of course.

    Get a free consult and see if this color is suitable for you by calling 011 41010011

    Beauty bloggers & people who just want something cheap with a great deal!

    Random questions you don’t ask your OBYN or your hairstylist but I guess why not, give it a try. If you can save 5% and the only catch is you have to go in at a certain time, walking on one leg, do a check in tagging 5 friends then a Instagram post while you are there tagging at least 2 friends, the salon, geo tag and put in a link into your made up blog that is read by your two bff’s and pay cash. Now that’s a deal that I know some would jump through hoops!

    But yeah your right, we joking, we don’t do “deals” we do hair but if you have an Ex then this may be right up your alley 💕

    Ten ten nails is back and open

    So it’s not normal but I guess that’s ok because either are we, we do hair bloody well too ( just saying ) but we don’t do this and that, like mani pedi, beauty etc etc and we choose not too because it’s best to do one thing the best than 5 things below average. That’s our opinion anyway. Let’s us concentrate on only hair.

    Now with a few shops being effected by the recent sealing in Meherchand market we wanted to let you all know that our favourite place 10-10 nail spa is back and reopen at shop 91.

    We you got a good thing, stick to it!

    Call them for bookings

    📞 011 490 598 46

    What makes a haircut sexy?

    We hear a lot that you want a sexy haircut or color and let’s be honest it’s subjective but at the end of the day you want something that makes you feel sexy more than anything else.

    A dress doesn’t have to be short to be sexy or a top showing cleavage isn’t always sexy it’s about how it fits in the overall picture and how you feel in it. Getting that look is about finding out what you feel, how you think about sexy and what you have in your mind vs choosing something from a menu or Pinterest. We always take the time to have a proper discussion about you, your lifestyle, your dream hair and how you feel because that’s what’s the difference between a good haircut and something that fits you, your expectations and brings you into your true self.

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    What’s the IT color this season

    If you have been living in a cave for the past year or so you may have missed this low Maintainence look and it’s still going strong!

    The more people we talk too the more it’s obvious no one actually wants to go to the salon every few weeks for a color, we all have way too much on our plate so how can you look good for a solid 6/8 weeks without looking like a sale item in the dollar shop?

    This is how!

    Salted caramel melt

    Yes it’s a thing, a beautiful color that won’t leave you heading back to the salon every 3 weeks for a touch up.

    Hook ups call 01141010011

    Stop Moaning Lisa

    After almost 10 years here in India I’m sure you expect me to say Indian hair is thicker, stronger or this or that and while some of it’s true, it’s basically not. The only real difference is the color.

    Now there are fast differences to how India treats hair, some a little bazaar, like onion pulp, cow pee, raw egg, rubbing garlic of your head, some neem shampoo etc etc we could list hundreds of “old wives tale potions” that are all just based on myth and act as a placebo more than anything.

    Indian culture is warm, welcoming and the food is to die for! The hair is darker and culturally there have been restrictions but attitudes are changing.

    Why are you not replying?

    Some of us remember getting our first mobile phones, wasn’t that long ago. Texting was not our main form of communication, In fact believe it or not it was talking ( wtf right ) well it was! A text would be replied straight away, well because it was rude and ignorant not too. Now…….

    Sorry I didn’t see your messages & calls.

    Being creative problems

    Now in most parts of the world, hairdressing is considered an art, a very creative medium used to create shapes, colours all from a canvas called hair. In other parts of the world it’s considered a job 😳

    Well it’s only in the last few years in India that a “hairdresser” could open a bank account or even apply for credit so I guess we are moving in the right direction. For us hair is art, it’s a canvas that we work on in 3D to create. We get our inspiration from life and really don’t have to look too far for it either.

    Breakfast

    After breakfast

    Mid afternoon walk

    Back in the salon

    Decided to go get some coffee

    Then headed back to salon

    Dreaming of a road trip to the Sandunes a few months ago

    Then

    So I guess you can say life is art and you really don’t need to look to far to get inspired, it’s right in front of you.

    Met Ball 2018 the heads up

    If you thought on the weekend you might go to the arts and crafts market and do yourself a little DIY head gear for that wedding or party you got going on Jen Atkin & her crew just took it up a 473 notches. With the coolest gals on her client list here are some of her creations for the Met Ball 2018 as well as some of the others that attended!

    Tricks to get the perfect selfie

    Now goes without saying or maybe it doesn’t based on what we see, your profile picture is equally as important as what you wear to the interview of your dream job! Will your potential employer look for you on social media? Hell yes, your comments, posts, reactions etc it all says who you are. If your on private and trying to land a job that’s PR or first hand in the public eye, good luck with that too.

    But let’s just say you got it all going on.

    What is the perfect selfie

    Well lit, not a dark nightclub shot.

    By yourself, sure you love your boyfriend or BFF but not here it’s not the place.

    Clear, well lit, by yourself, no drink in your hand!

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    If it looks good chances are a lot more likely to get to second base, be it a job interview or a tinder swipe! 😛

    5 ways to get the best hair you have ever had

    Getting the right hair can be a challenge that for some never happens, rather just time fly’s by with hair that’s ok but not amazing. Here are 5 ways that will help you get over the edge before you die!

    1. Choosing the right hair salon is possibly the first step and in sone situations is hard to find. We would always suggest cruising through social media, stalking the tagged photos etc to get a real picture of what’s happening. It’s one thing to post nice photos but another to be able to create them.

    2. Get your act together, do you know what you want? It’s ok if you don’t but put some thought into it, you don’t like your hair, why? Do you want to wash and leave it? Do you like the current color? Is blow drying it daily ok? Does your color always fade? Are you happy with the condition? Do you need to wear it up? There is so many questions which a good hairstylist should be asking to make sure they get to the root of your hair happiness. Be ready.

    3. Invest the right amount of time and don’t rush the appointment, we have seen first hand people saying they have never been happy, yet they happily rock up late then happily inform the hairstylist they need to hurry. Think about it, kinda crazy. Make sure you have time or move the appointment to when you do.

    4. Be honest with yourself and your hairstylist if you have a budget share it, it’s normal to have limits. If you have styling expectations, share them.

    5. Do not try to over manage your session you have talked it out, they have started, then don’t try and tell them what to do, unless of course you think you know better ( in which case why are you there?) if you don’t trust them you shouldn’t be there.

    Hope this helps you get your happy hair moment.

    You brag about having the biggest yolk

    It’s a world where everyone thinks bigger, brighter and faster at times will little regard or care for quality or individuality. Our yolks are the best, we have the most fancy yellow, it’s the brightest etc etc and the list goes on, you know exactly what we mean.

    So we decided to remove the yolks and be the complete opposite, after all why compete when our individuality is our gold!

    Hair could have taken things up a notch

    There are times when you got it all right but there is something not quite right, for the untrained eye ( not really needed in the below case 😂) it may be hard to spot what it is.

    Think like this and you really can’t go wrong, if your hair is bang on you really don’t need to worry about anything else.

    If it’s above your shoulders we cut it!

    A lot of salons choose to do a little this and that, jack of all trades ( master of none ) with the goal to try and be your “one stop shop” 😂 and only delivering 20% of everything vs being 100% of one thing. Now whilst we get it, a lot of you have expectations that we should be doing hair, nails, your makeup, picking up your groceries, collecting your children, taking them to the toilet, washing their bums, ordering your lunch and the list goes on. But guess what we don’t, we won’t and we will not hesitate to let your little Johnny poop his pants ( nah only kidding but you get the point )

    If you want anything not hair related, your in the wrong house, if you want awesome hair, take a seat Cheryl and let’s get started!

    When you’ve got the latest everything but your hair looks 5 seasons old

    Everyday retailers are spending millions of dollars to try to get your money, countless campaigns and images to make you think you need it!

    You go shopping and come home with bags and bags yet still feel a craving for something. You may find that it’s just you wanting to be ahead of the game or it may be you don’t feel good, it’s said that changing your look increases your self esteem by over 73% ( not sure who got this figure lol ) but it’s true. A new look may be just the answer.

    Dont waste money filling your wardrobe get a haircut!

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    So you have the latest handbag, but your hair is 5 seasons old

    Its true we don’t really hold back when it comes to getting our point across in fact the team writing these posts have no problem at all calling a spade a spade and thats fine, in fact thats who we are…real!

    We see people coming in all the time with the latest this or that, could be a handbag or the new iphoneX these are the type of people that simply have to have the latest. We kind of think its weird that the same people, yes the exact same people have not changed their hairstyle or color since 1985, nope not even a tinny bit!

    Now don’t get us wrong we love your bag collection and I am sure probably not as much as you do, but seriously that hair!

     

    Call us on 011410 10011

     

    Dry cutting gives the right texture to your haircut, its made to measure

    Cutting hair dry is not a new thing, in fact its how it all started but what has changed is the science and understanding behind it. We have been dry cutting for over 20 years and we do it for a number of reasons and think its best to spell it out so its easy to understand.

     

    You don’t walk around with wet hair, you don’t try on a dress with it wet, its both done dry correct? Just like getting a dress made to measure your hair has to be cut and shipped in the state that it will be in daily and that is dry, it goes way beyond simply cutting hair dry and saying you can do dry cuts too, its about understanding the movement and texture of the hair together with the science of movement and being able to add/remove weight or length to give the desired result.

    Its a technique that in Asia has been used for many many years as typically straight hair reacts differently to curly hair and to create the desired texture it has to be done both wet and dry, a personalised technique that needs training and hair movement understanding . If you have ever wondered why some people can just wash and leave their hair and not touch it and it always looks good, maybe its the cut!

    If you want hair that is wash and wear ready then its about time that you experienced it from the one place that started “Dry Cutting” in India

     

    011 41010011

     

    Where to get your Baliagé done perfectly

    Thinking of a new color that doesn’t lock you into salon visits every few weeks? We love seeing you every couple of weeks but e also know its impractical on several fronts so Baliagé has to be the best way to get fresh and give you color without making you some visit us every few weeks, in fact you can get away with every 2-3 months!

     

    Like most artistic services it depends a lot on the way it is done, its not a mix and apply type color and is reliant a lot on the skill level of the hairstylist so with this it is important that you do your research before taking the next step, check out our Instagram page and see if you think we have what it takes to give you the right look!

    How to get your hair Summer ready

    If you have not been outside in the last week, summer is here and it has gone from 20-30 and its only going to get hotter for the next 6 months and if you don’t act now you will be left with dry frizzy hair for summer!

    Easy things you can do to get yourself ready for the heat that is about to drop!

     

    1. Get your hair trimmed, did you know that you should be doing this every 6-8 weeks regardless
    2. Dont do chemical treatments unless they are 100% needed, Keratin is not going to make it healthier, its still a chemical!
    3. If its dehydrated then why not get a Alfa Parf Linseed moisture treatment, hydrates your hair better than any mask, spa or product on the market and plumps the hair full of much needed moisture
    4. Maintain your color, but don’t over do it, if it is not needed the don’t do it
    5. Using hot tools like tongs, irons etc avoid excessive use and always use a heat protection serum like Crystal Liquid

     

    Hope this helps and if you think you have already overdone it then give us a call or drop in and see what we can do to get it sorted out!

    Why is your color fading or growing out too soon?

    You have spent the time, money and effort to get your color done but it fades why?

     

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    Lets clear the air by saying that your regrowth growing out is not color fading, this is called your hair is growing and a seperate issue than your actual color fading.

    Here are some reasons your color will fade;

    1. It was not treated the way it was meant too when it was coloured, could have been lightened too much and the cuticle is damaged and the tone changes
    2. Your shampoo is too harsh and causing it to fade
    3. You are not conditioning it, open cuticle means the color will fade
    4. Using oil, guess again it will actually make your hair shinny but dehydrate your hair faster than anything else. Yes don’t oil your hair!
    5. Its dry and too porous to hold the color
    6. An unrealistic approach to reaching your desired color, it was done too fast rather than taking several applications to reach your goal color it was done too fast rather than over several visits

    As you can see it is more than one reason actually there is a lot more, so before you get your color done, make sure you talk about maintenance of the color you are doing!

     

    Reasons to not tell your hairstylist what to do!

    Most hairstylists have experienced clients who come in and chat about there hair, you both seem to be on the same page, the game plan explained and all agreed too.

    Then the moment you start they start to move hair around and give you a step by step how to cut it, which “piece” needs cutting and why. Now we get it some people get anxious and we will make every effort to calm you down but seriously!?


    The main reason why this won’t work is because you won’t be happy until we cut that one piece shorter or leave that one section out etc etc. We know hair better than you or you would be cutting it yourself, we know there are some salons that just have no idea and give you chest pain by simply being in the same street as them, we know we do!

    That’s not us, if you would feel more comfortable to come in and chat about your hair before your appointment ( a day before or a week before ) please do that because we have a structure and system to follow and by swapping and changing 15-20 times through the cut is never going to make you happy!  Now on another note, please understand that your version of brown and your next door neighbours version of brown is different, due to life filters we all have a different version of things so before we color we always make sure that we are on the same page in terms of color words, do we pull the color chart out…some times but rarely as a lot of people think the swatch they choose is the color we go and select and it is so far from that its not funny!

    If you trust us dont tell us what to do, if you dont trust us then keep walking

    When the thing you want most will end up destroying you!

    It happens when the one thing you want more than anything in the world, you also know its going to destroy you, whatever it is at some point you have to realize its not right for you! If you are looking for new hair then dont have a set mindset of trying to do the one thing that you have had in your mind for years and never been able to get it, maybe its not for you, maybe it is too and you have been going to the wrong place lol!

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    Its easier to get a new head by getting your hair done so give us a call!

    Step by step on how to use your hairdryer the right way!

    You have read every blog and watched every youtube video on how to blow dry your hair yet still you ain’t getting it!

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    We thought to share the top 5 tips on how to make all the difference in your blow out, that will give you so much free time, you will have to find other ways to fill your morning!

    Top 5 tips

    • Comb through with a wide tooth comb when the conditioner is in the hair
    • Pat dry, don’t rub it like its a wet dog
    • Air should face downwards along the hair shaft when drying
    • Always finish each section with cool air, this closes the cuticle and gives a lot of shine
    • Use a light weight serum pre blow drying as this will protect the hair from the heat and help close the cuticle

     

    Part of what we do is to teach you to be able to manage your hair yourself at home, its one thing to cut your hair and have it looking good when you leave, its another thing to have you look good every day, after all isn’t that what you want?

    If you simply could not be bothered then its time to call us!

    Call 011 41010011

     

    Photographer – Rod Anker

    Model- Merrylin Boro

     

    Baliage done right

    You have perfect references from the internet, your following so many people from all over the world and the hair you see, you wonder why yours is looking a little dated?

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    Well possibly its because your going to the wrong Salon, this hair was done by Mohit and having worked with Rod for almost 5 years has perfected the art of color, his hand painting techneque of balliage is beautiful and the results speak for themselves.

     

    So if you want a change and have struggled to find the right person to do it then give us a call! 011 41010011

    Hair at Rod Anker Salons by Mohit KSain

    Choosing the right color for you!

    We get asked a lot about what colors suits Indian skin and to be fair ( pardon the pun ) its kind of racist to even ask that in 2018, as if every single person of Indian origin ahs the same skin tone because…Hello they dont!

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    Could we say its a certain color typically, well not again not really, its like going to WebMd and typing in how you are feeling and you will get anything from your dying and have 2 hours to live to you have a mild headache drink more water and have 35 tests.

    If you are thinking about color and you want some free advice then drop in and see us, advice is free and we are happy to discuss hair with you anytime!

    Periods and pubic hair

    Oh my god did you really just start with that? Yes and we will explain why and you will thank us!

    In an environment in which talking about a period or pubic hair brings about laughter like a 12 year old in a school yard or the opposite with a look of disgust as if you need to be taken behind the building and beaten its only going to change when we ALL change so putting images on social media and talking about it as if its normal ( AND IT IS! ) its only then that things will change!

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    Image via GirlsUnawares

    If there were no periods, guess what…no one would be reading this, we wouldnt exist its that simply idiots and i say idiots because its Men ( no sorry Boys ) who would read this and think there is a problem.

    Woman have periods its natural, its part of the way God has made them and as Men we need to love them no matter what, its not embarrassing, its not hush hush. Its 100% natural!!!

    Boys and girls have pubic hair, wow thats news isnt it!

    If by reading this you have a problem, we guess you do too and we feel sorry for you. If by reading this it makes you think then we have done our job for today at least! Respect each other and understand the words period, pubic hair & nipple really arent that funny they are just part of life!

    How to save LOTS of money on your hair

    We all like to save some money right? We all dont have the same money saving ideas when it comes to reality and sometimes we waste money by trying to save money which is knd of stupid. Sooooo we thought we would tell you a little secret on how to NOT waste money on your hair, directly from the source!

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    image via Elirezkallah founder Plastic Magazine

    Its amusing when some salons try and convince you that they are cheaper and to save money by buying more than you need when typically when a salon talks about money the intent is not to save you but to get it from you ( not saying all but its typically ).

    So how do you save some bucks on your hair and still look hot? Well here are some easy hints to get more bang for your buck!

    • Color is one of the most expensive things you can doand whilst its important its also important to know a few facts so you dont get taken for a ride! Color rarely needs to be taken through the ends of your hair, its a myth and the idea of ” Lets freshen it up” is bollocks! Natural hair is slightly darker at the roots and slightly lighter at the ends! FACT! Just get the regrowth done and not the ends unless there is a situation and looks terrible, this will save you money each visit!
    • The further away from your natural color you color your hair the faster you will see the regrowth, if you have white and they do it black, guess what….you will have to go again in 2 weeks and get the roots done! Go 2 shades lighter it wont annoy you as fast and save you time and money!
    • Hair Spa, now this one is a good one! Well depending on your location but some tend to play this service up like its going to turn water into wine! Hair Spa is meant to be a treatment to restore moisture, protein and strength or at least thats what you think, well it is but a lot of salons use a cheaper version and put you under a steamer so your cuticle swells up and feels smooth but 24 hours later nothing has changed. Skip the hair spa and ivest in the right take home products!
    • Rebonding and keratin are not and we repeat NOT for everyone no matter how good the deal is, it simply may not be worth doing on your hair and sorry to say may be a waste of money, rebonding is a waste of money and no one should be doing it!
    • Getting a trim or getting a cut is not any difference in price typically and neither it should be, get your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks, book it in advance and keep the booking and a lot of salons will give you a discount!

     

    We get asked why are we so honest a lot ( not just saying that trust us lol ) but consdiering we are possibly the only salon in India that just does hair and not this and that as well you would think we would say yes to everything, well we dont. If you are better of with it then we will tell you about it, if you are better off without it then we will tell you that too. We are busy because we tell the truth and make sure no matter what, your hair is our advertising everyday, its that simple!

    Besides simply shaving your head these could save you a lot of money and still have you looking like a model so your welcome!

     

    How to get the best Wash and blow

    You may be someone who thinks a blow is a blow is a blow, yet if you have had a bad blow you will know it’s not!

    The problem is a bad blow dry can be the cause of a lot of problems and could be the reason you look like a fried mess!

    A few things to keep in mind when getting a blow out!

    • The hair does not need burning into place
    • Over use of heat when it’s not needed causes dehydration and will lead to split ends
    • Always use heat protection
    • Always use conditioner
    • Just because its cheap doesnt mean its harmless

    If something has to be forced then chances are there is a problem, your cut should be specifically for your hair and if it’s not working then maybe it’s the cut that needs altering.

    The First Hair blog in India, possibly the world!

    Ok so we get a lot of people asking about why we blog, what we blog about and why we are the way we are so want to spell it out since some people are a little slow on the uptake. This is not about being the same as everyone else, we are just like you and different so its important to understand that everyone has a voice and everyone has an opinion. Going to a salon and finding the right hairstylist for you is about skill but its also about personality. We believe that being in the people business we have to be ourselves, because we are not going to put on an act 24/7 its too tiring and to be honest its annoying.

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    Do we post stuff thats a little over the top…yes do we say things that you are thinking…yes Do we talk about hair in an honest no frills informative way..YES

    We do not claim to be the same as every other salon in fact we are complete opposite, we don’t do everything you think, we do everything to do with hair and nothing more.

    If you are looking for a real Salon that talks real and is more interested in hair than trying to convince you to do things you really don’t need to do then you need to call us on

    011 41010011

    Could this be the haircut of 2018

    Throughout time style changes and evolves and the beautiful thing is that it gets re worked to be current given life and the things that have changed, This Bob is everything, the length, the texture is beautifully feminine and easy to maintain so much so you need to do it now!

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    Styling this is easy and we will show you various ways to wear it, could be worn smooth and straight although why would you or can be more natural soft and cool!

    Are you burning your hair?

    you want it to look good right? Then why do you go for your weekly blow outs and allow the hairstylist to fry it? Sure you indulge in the occasional deep fried chicken but the damage your causing your hair is going to eventually cost you the length.

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    If you have had multiple colors or chemical treatments then chances are this relates to you, we see people coming in weekly to get blowouts and the damage that has been caused by over doing it, requires scissors!

    Embrace the natural movement of your hair and make sure you invest in getting the right cut, it makes the world of difference. You should be able to some extent wash and wear your hair, if the cut is done right!

    Bangs…Yay or nahhhh

    When the trends come back full force and you really want to be part of the masses and do it, your way its a matter of working with your texture and hair to make sure it actually works!

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    You have long hair and are going to try bangs, do it because if you want to have a change without loosing the length its the best thing you can do. To work out what length and the style its best to talk about it with your stylist keeping your hair texture and natural movement in mind to make sure it doesn’t become high maintenance!

    Guys, choose your haircut carefully!

    You may be one of those people who searches on line for the prefect next look and you finally find it and no one on planet earth is going to convince you its not right because you want it!

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    The reality is that there are times when no matter how much you want it, its just not the right cut for you. Your face shape, head shape and body type is one of the first things you have to take into consideration and whilst the photo above should be an obvious thing for you to realise that with a neck that is long a haircut like this is not ideal!

    Thats the reason it is best to go to a salon that knows the difference!

     

    Call us on 011 410  10011

    You may know how to use google, we know hair better

    We had someone in the salon recently who’s hair was, well lets just say it looked like it had been through the menu of a salon and had everything done in the same day..literally! First off I think its a little weird that some people think a menu at a Salon is like a food menu and they should order everything and at least one of the items will be nice, it simply dent work like that peeps!

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    When we asked what was she thinking to do all of these things on the one day if at all, most of which she did not need nor should she have done, her reply was really sad. ” I said I wanted my hair smooth, shinny and a little life in the color so they told me I had to do rebounding, all over color with some highlights and a treatment with some layers” I was on holidays the next day so asked them to do whatever could be done, if it all could be done in the one day please do it because I want to look good for my trip. They assured me it could be done, all was well until I left the salon.

    Well no surprise, I guess it was more like do it all now please ( as it turns out it was more of a demand than a question and we asked and kept asking till we got to the reality ). Now its not her fault, the reality a lot of hairstylists are ruled by turnover and not results, if it was a results based business they would be most likely not doing half of the things they try and push rather fixing problems. We find a lot of times we end up not doing what is asked, we do less because it is not needed!

    Why are we here as a professional salon if we simply do what we are told to do even knowing it is the wrong thing?

    Sure WebMd has turned us all into Doctors ( well maybe just us lol ) but it is a far cry to an actual diagnosis or reality, just like reading a beauty blog saying something is good or perfect for everyone does not mean it is the right thing for you, maybe it is, maybe it isn’t but you need to sometimes be told NO.

    We will not do what you say always, its called life, we will do what is best for your hair and the look you are after!

    When you want your cake and eat it too

    Every so often someone will come to see us and want it all, like they are trying to work their way through our service list all in the one day, not sure why!

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    Just because we offer it or a salon offers it does NOT mean you have to do it, or its the right thing for you to do!

    At times we all have a perception that something is good for us, its not only until its too late that we realise it probably wasn’t the best idea. Often we will talk ourselves into it so we believe its the right thing to do, some times even some hairstylists will try to convince you.

    Safe to say that you have too make sure the hair on your head if looked after and not abused or you will suffer the consequences for longer than you can imagine!

    Sexy hair leads to sexy times!

    No we have decided to sell coloured condoms, yet we are sure that some would think we should it makes perfect sense. Well we do sexy hair, sexy hair leads to sexy times or something like that but we are not. We want to give you the 401 on maintaining your hair color.


    You can do everything right and yet sometimes things still go wrong, could be the water could have been the state of your hair before you coloured it or a act of mystery but 99% of the time if the color is done properly it’s what and how you treat it when you leave the salon. Simple fact to remember the better the condition, the better the longevity of the tone and shade of color.

    • Use a sulfate free shampoo always always always
    • Always condition, yes guys too every time you wash you condition. This closes the cuticle and keeps the color from fading.
    • If it’s blonde, use a brightening shampoo like the one we stock from Label M alternate days. It’s purple and helps reduce gold or yellow pigment.
    • Don’t use oil! Do t care what your mum or grandmother say it’s wrong! It coats the hair, makes it shinny but acts like a coating on the hair shaft making moisture dry out internally hence effecting the color dramatically.
    • Don’t try and do DIY hair expecting it to look like anything on Pinterest other than a disaster. Trust professionals only.
    • Don’t shop solely on price, sad reality is whilst some will try there best to convince you they are the best yet once it’s done you will end up spending more fixing it!

    So before you head to a salon and tell them what to do like your ordering your dinner at a take away do your research on line, check what work the salon does, check check and recheck. It’s your hair so do your research and once you have left the salon make sure to look after it!

    This is your next haircut

    Throughout time style changes and evolves and the beautiful thing is that it gets re worked to be current given life and the things that have changed, This Bob is everything, the length, the texture is beautifully feminine and easy to maintain so much so you need to do it now!

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    Styling this is easy and we will show you various ways to wear it, could be worn smooth and straight although why would you or can be more natural soft and cool!

    Searching for a gloss?

    The search is over people! We have a treatment that gives you ONLY SHINE!

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    Yes move over Kylie this is the one treatment that will give you shine, doesn’t work on anything just shine. We have it in stock and if you are feeling dull and lacking that lustre then this is it!

     

    Call 011 410 10011

    When you are wearing this seasons outfit and 5 year old hair

    Every Season you are reminded to buy fresh clothes right? Or for some its simply opening social media and seeing how that new pair of shoes is going to change your life and if you buy that you really need to get the bag to match and if you buy 2 then you get a code for 20$ discount so why not get it all! lol

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    Yet you do this with the same cut and color you have been doing for the last 5 years, head to the salon and screw the hairstylist for cheaper and always rush them. Yep reading it kind of makes sense right? Well if its doesn’t then please close down this tab and walk away, clear history and never return or mention our name!

    Your hair has seasons too, every season a few small changes can make a huge difference and will help evolve your look, we are not talking long to short kind of change, we are talking slight changes over time which helps bring your hair from one season to another seamlessly and yet still look current.

    If you are tired of the same old same old then give us a call, drop in for a chat and work out how you can get the ball rolling on your hair!

    Call 011 410 10011

    How to get the best Blow

    You have read every blog and watched every youtube video on how to blow dry your hair yet still you ain’t getting it!

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    We thought to share the top 5 tips on how to make all the difference in your blow out, that will give you so much free time, you will have to find other ways to fill your morning!

    Top 5 tips

    • Comb through with a wide tooth comb when the conditioner is in the hair
    • Pat dry, don’t rub it like its a wet dog
    • Air should face downwards along the hair shaft when drying
    • Always finish each section with cool air, this closes the cuticle and gives a lot of shine
    • Use a light weight serum pre blow drying as this will protect the hair from the heat and help close the cuticle

     

    Part of what we do is to teach you to be able to manage your hair yourself at home, its one thing to cut your hair and have it looking good when you leave, its another thing to have you look good every day, after all isn’t that what you want?

    If you simply could not be bothered then its time to call us!

    Call 011 41010011

     

    Photographer – Rod Anker

    Model- Merrylin Boro

     

    Want some advice about your short and curlies?

    Why is it that girls with Curls have a more Sass than those with straight hair? Or is it just us that thinks that, not sure but regardless to maintain those locks it takes a little trial and error and a few things to keep in mind to make sure it looks good we have spelt it out below! If you have straight hair and have a lot of attitude then good for you!

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    Things to keep in mind for the curly hair Girls

    • The moisture controls the Curl, the less moisture the more frizz, the more moisture the better the curl
    • Too much color will dry your hair out and create frizz
    • Regular trims remove split ends and should be done every 6-8 weeks, although it sounds cliche its a fact
    • Dont let anyone on planet earth thin your hair out or you will look more like a fur ball than a person!
    • Don’t get rebounding unless you want to look like you are wearing a wig!
    • Keratin can be beneficial, but in all honesty only as a last resort
    • Embrass the curl

     

    Hope that helps, curl is hot if you know how to style it, natural is best!

     

    Cutting coupons to get your hair done 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 your parents are white, chances are you will go white too

    There are some who think they have the secret potion or recipe for not getting white hair, well folks if you know it I’m sure its worth more than knowing what the 12 secret herbs and spices are. If your parents went white young, good chance you too will go white young. Its not a fool proof, your going to be white at the same time but more of an indication its fairly probably. Your DNA which is a mixture of both parents will now play their role in you and determine what happens.

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    Remember a small % of going white is placed on external factors, stress life etc

    We might be on our own but we are cool with it

    Funny story, got asked today why we talk so much and write constantly on the internet about hair when it should be told only in Salons. Our reply was simply, education for hair has to be to everyone since its a very one sided curriculum currently in the Industry there needs to be more honesty that is not driven by money or ROI or investor happiness rather the facts, after all aren’t we all in the business of doing beautiful hair.

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    Its so nice and peaceful in the space that we say whatever we want, do whatever we want and focus all our time on doing what we do!

    No banners, no cliche coupon cutting just hair

    Sulfate free Shampoo

    There is always something new, something more in trend and with research and money being spent on discovering new things all the time its hard to keep up but relax thats our job!

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    Sulfate free shampoo is one of the best things that has happened to hair color in the last 10 years as it is detergent free and maintains the tone and richness of the color longer without stripping it and drying out the hair!

    If you have color then this is a must, if you don’t have color and your hair is not oily then try it, it is gentle enough to use daily and your hair will be looking awesome!

    We use and reccomomend Alfa Parf products which all of their shampoo is sulphate free

    The trick to having healthy hair no hairdresser or product company will tell you

    Yes its true, no one makes money when you have healthy hair, we can safely say this because at this rate we are flat out trying to fix everyone’s hair and it seems like no one is listening so we thought as a community outreach we should try and help the situation by explaining a few things. After all even if you do not come to us for your hair, if we can help in a small way for you to look and feel better about your hair then its great news!

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    So here are a few things that are FACTS about hair and hair care, how to make sure you don’t end up down a dirt road that leads you to searching on google ” Wigs ” or ” hair extensions”

    • Always get your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks regardless of the length you have, the length you want.
    • The term ” Global color” is another way of saying let me ruin your entire hair not just the roots! There should be virtually no need to take color through the ends of your hair even once a year! Very time you do it damages!
    • A ” Hair Spa” DOES NOT FIX STUPID If you have had your hair ruined a few massages and steam is going to do NOTHING! Get a proper protein treatment, if you need advice then drop us an email and we can suggest a few different brands
    • Just because something is on discount, doesn’t mean that its right for you, sure we all love to save money but even if its 50% off it is still 100% waste of money!
    • Keratin is not a treatment to make your hair healthy! It reduces frizz and curl marginally and is NOT I repeat NOT a treatment to fix the bad condition that was caused by the bad color
    • Just because a brand has an amazing advertising campaign, it doesn’t mean their products are the best, some may be some may not be. Using a sulphate free shampoo whilst it is amazing it may not work on your hair!
    • Getting a blowout a few times a week and they burn it into place will in fact cause a lot of damage over 6-12 month. Don’t over heat your hair!

    This is just a few, we could go on and on but this will get you started,

    Just because the mass go there does not mean its not the crazy bin!

    One of the easiest ways to find a salon is ask someone likeminded, asking just anyone where they go to get their hair done simply won’t work, maybe it will maybe it won’t but one would imagine its a hit and miss. If you know someone that has similar taste as you, likes to look after themselves then it may be the best bet to ask them for recommendations!

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    Rememeber just because a lot of people go to a place, be it a salon or a “place” doesn’t mean its right for you, or anyone for that matter. A lot of the time some people a certain place is cool or the best simply because they have not experienced anything else.

    If you have not ever loved your hair, then chances are the salon your going to is wrong for you, its kind of that basic.

    5 different ways to take the perfect selfie and 1 way to send that nude shot!

    Selfie 🤳 game has reportingly at an all time high and there has even been reports of people having a condition from over exposure to “bad selfies” on Facebook and Instagram. Some go to all sorts of lengths 🏊🏼 in order to fill their feed with incredible images.


    All we say is make sure you hair is right, color on fleek and for the love of God, don’t do the side hair flip in every single photo, it looks kinda odd!

    If you need help, drop in and see us we will help with a few handy hints and styling options. 


    Image via Lorenzo Plaatjies

    Perfect in its Imperfections

    Trends come and go and when it comes to trying to get them at times its a little difficult, now about early to mid last year there was a movement to wear hair a lot more natural, messy if you prefer to call it but we like to call it lived in. Its fresh and there is a perfection in the imperfection, it sexy and its current.

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    The reality is not to put so much effort into it, can you do it using tools the real answer is not really. This hair is done working with unwashed un blow dried hair and it is NOT DONE with heat tools!!!!

    The trap that some make is overdoing it and pumping it full of product or over drying it and trying too hard, this look is best on clean unwashed hair with little product.

     

    Maybe a little serum and a touch of spray but nothing else!

    Is your color fading?

    You have spent the time, money and effort to get your color done but it fades why?

     

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    Lets clear the air by saying that your regrowth growing out is not color fading, this is called your hair is growing and a seperate issue than your actual color fading.

    Here are some reasons your color will fade;

    1. It was not treated the way it was meant too when it was coloured, could have been lightened too much and the cuticle is damaged and the tone changes
    2. Your shampoo is too harsh and causing it to fade
    3. You are not conditioning it, open cuticle means the color will fade
    4. Using oil, guess again it will actually make your hair shinny but dehydrate your hair faster than anything else. Yes don’t oil your hair!
    5. Its dry and too porous to hold the color
    6. An unrealistic approach to reaching your desired color, it was done too fast rather than taking several applications to reach your goal color it was done too fast rather than over several visits

    As you can see it is more than one reason actually there is a lot more, so before you get your color done, make sure you talk about maintenance of the color you are doing!

     

    Your flowers look lovely but we don’t have a vase sorry

    Do you do waxing, can I get my makeup done, do you do Saree draping, can someone run out and pick up my dry cleaning, can someone move my car, can you come to my house at 7 am and give me a blow out, can I get my Amazon order delivered here, can I use your wifi, can I borrow a battery charger, can I use your laptop, do you have a microwave to heat up my lunch, can I get a foot massage, do you have a little cake or something sweet to eat, can you give me the color to do at home myself & do you sell wigs. These are just some of the things we get asked!

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    We want to make your life easy so just to let you know, we do hair, we are a hair Salon, we do everything to do with the hair on your head, not other parts of your body.

    Head hair and we do it bloody well!

    Not bending over backwards for you!

    We had someone in the salon recently who’s hair was, well lets just say it looked like it had been through the menu of a salon and had everything done in the same day..literally! First off I think its a little weird that some people think a menu at a Salon is like a food menu and they should order everything and at least one of the items will be nice, it simply dent work like that peeps!

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    When we asked what was she thinking to do all of these things on the one day if at all, most of which she did not need nor should she have done, her reply was really sad. ” I said I wanted my hair smooth, shinny and a little life in the color so they told me I had to do rebounding, all over color with some highlights and a treatment with some layers” I was on holidays the next day so asked them to do whatever could be done, if it all could be done in the one day please do it because I want to look good for my trip. They assured me it could be done, all was well until I left the salon.

    Well no surprise, I guess it was more like do it all now please ( as it turns out it was more of a demand than a question and we asked and kept asking till we got to the reality ). Now its not her fault, the reality a lot of hairstylists are ruled by turnover and not results, if it was a results based business they would be most likely not doing half of the things they try and push rather fixing problems. We find a lot of times we end up not doing what is asked, we do less because it is not needed!

    Why are we here as a professional salon if we simply do what we are told to do even knowing it is the wrong thing?

    Sure WebMd has turned us all into Doctors ( well maybe just us lol ) but it is a far cry to an actual diagnosis or reality, just like reading a beauty blog saying something is good or perfect for everyone does not mean it is the right thing for you, maybe it is, maybe it isn’t but you need to sometimes be told NO.

    We will not do what you say always, its called life, we will do what is best for your hair and the look you are after!

    Want to wake up in the morning with perfect hair?

    Don’t you hate those people who either do wake up looking perfect or the other ones who wake up looking like crap, fix their hair then take a photo as if they woke up like that?

    Can you have hair that is perfect after a night of horizontal mumbo?

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    Is it even possible?

    A straight answer would be yes it is possible, its more complicated than that I suppose and depends on various things including your cut, the hair texture etc etc and if you make a few changes then the chances are you too could wake up looking sexy AF

     

    Changes to make

    Make sure you don’t go to bed with wet hair, as its drying it will end up looking terrible!

    Use one or two drops of serum in your mid lengths to ends gently just before you go to bed.

    Use a Silk pillow case, this stops the aggravation and will keep the cuticle smooth and your hair less static!

    If your hair is curly and has a tendency to go curly or frizzy then tie it in a low tight pony tail, wrap a silk scarf around it all and secure at the base of the pony tail, this keeps everything perfect and when you wake up simply take it off and a little scratch and boom!

     

    Above all one of the most important things is the cut, if the structure is right then the theory is it should all fall in place, now saying that and we are good but we can not control what your hair does at 3am let alone how it looks after a romp in the sack, we suggest you have fun and don’t worry about it!

    Dear little Miss blogger and beauty writers and the odd know it all

    Dear World, no this is not meant to be a nasty dig at you in particular rather everyone that spends their Saturday night mashing up food scraps from the fridge, the odd plant from outside and putting it on your hair with the thought that it would perform miracles.

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    Now is Aloe Vera good for sunburn, yes but is it better than putting a scientifically manufactured burn creme on? Possibly a slower remedy, maybe not as effective right?

    Now imagine putting Onion pulp on your hair as you have been told that it is good for hair growth, yet you have a terrible diet, don’t drink enough water, your parents and their parents all went bald at 40 and you have a high pressure job and abuse your hair like it is always going to be on your head forever and you want to know what items are in your fridge that will fix it? LOLOLOLOL

    For professional advice visit a Hair Salon, for hair advice talk to a professional hairstylist, your granny doesn’t know it all ( she probably knows a lot of other things tho )

    Call us we know hair, we have a few good recipe’s if your interested but not to rub on your head, to eat!

    Not sure to say F&% it or not Maybe

    Its so easy to get stuck in a rut and end up down a road you really don’t want to be on! One day turns into two, three and before you know it you are at a place you really never wanted to be in the first place!

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    So that being said, take the trip, say yes if you want to say yes, take the call, avoid the others, get a hair cut and life you life!

    17 Foods to eat to forget your hair growth

    All you have to do to explore different opinions on hair growth is google it, some will say this some will say that, everyone is an expert, everyone says it has results. So basically you can eat anything from fruit to fish and it all will help you according to google and all the so called experts.

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    Its a healthy balanced diet that will get your body to function the way it was designed, google ” 5 food groups” then decide what you have to do, you can try and trick your body or you can provide it with the necessities it needs to function the way it needs to, so your hair will grow the way it is intended.

    We suggest a healthy balanced diet that not only is good for you but is delicious also. Be healthy, be good to each other and love life!

    This is how we want to find the toilet

    Its not a secret that public toilets can be one of the most disgusting experiences of your life, short of using the local tree at times its the only option!

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    If you happen to come into the salon and you have read this then please look at the above image and leave our toilet exactly the same, we promise you we will be very happy!

     

     

    When your hair looks more like a horse tail

    You have been growing your hair since forever, you don’t know why but its just what people do no? Everyone said grow it long its sexy, now its longer than the question at the Government run banks and as lifeless as the service you will get once you wait.

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    Sure if you are planning a photo shoot on a horse then all is well with the world, however its become too long and managing it is far from sexy or easy. You need to keep in mind creating a fresh look will be either bangs or a few layers, without changing the color there is not really many other options once the hair gets this long.

    Things you need to be on the look out for are, keep the layers in proportion to the length or it will end up looking ratty ( is that a word even?)

    Make sure to asses your options carefully and get the right advice so the outcome matches your expectations.

    Sometimes you just have to do it for yourself

    Its no secret that everyone has an opinion about, well everything and some will just want you to know it every day, what they think about your clothes, your job, your choice of partner, what your eating and the way you dance. Its exhausting actually listening to it all, its like they don’t have a life of their own to worry about they have to discuss yours or offer an opinion.

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    With your hair, its almost like everyone will talk about it and when its a style or length they like they will tell you they never liked it like it was before OR they will simply tell you to grow it or cut it, it looked better the way it was earlier.

    Its your hair, its your life wear it the way YOU want too, how on earth can someone ( anyone ) tell you to grow it or cut it?

    If you want to have some fun with your hair then its about time you took control and did what you want to do and have some fun!

    Lets talk about your shinny boots

    So you have the latest boots, the coolest wardrobe in town and yet whilst your boots are as shinny AF your hair has the shine of a rusty tin can!

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    Did you know that oil will dehydrate your hair? Did you know that over colouring will dehydrate your hair? Did you know that using too much heat will dehydrate your hair? Did you know that the way you brush it could cause split ends and then make it look dull?

     

    Its ok, we do, you probably didn’t know that there is a something called a shine treatment that adds a clear gloss to your hair that lasts 4-6 weeks so if you have a special occasion coming up then it maybe the perfect thing to do!

     

    Yoga that will help your hairstyle

    You have seen what is needed to be done to get your hair looking the way you like it so you end up not trying to do it yourself because it would be easier to be level 208 Yoga master than to blow dry your current haircut?!

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    Then your going to the wrong salon!

     

    No standing anytime

    To us one of the most scary places to be is comfortable, its when everything becomes predictable is when things become boring and it is then that you have lost the hunger and thirst to be on a constant change and evolve. Lets be honest though its easy to get comfy, could be on the couch, comfy at work, in business or just in life. We have to go out of our way to push ourselves and the things we do to make sure that we keep evolving as a person to experience as much in life as possible. There are always people that will say that being in a. predictable comfort zone is the goal ( and it may be for you and thats fine ) but for us its the scariest place on planet earth.

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    Your hair is the easiest thing to change and possibly the easiest thing to let become stale and boring because a lot of people once they find something that works they just stick with it, day after day, week after week, year after year. Boring!

     

    Get a new look in 2018

    Tired of the same shit!

    I don’t know about a lot of you, but don’t you find yourself bored out of your head from time to time, it normal right. Same people, same places, same conversations and the same challenges day in day out, like seriously is this life?

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    The say you become what or who you spend the most time around so if you stay in the rut, you end up becoming the rut, scary right?!

    We are fed the same type of consumer hype on almost everything like buying a certain product is going to change a thing, a dream holiday or a car that will get you to your destination faster and better. Your boss is a dick, the people you interact with every day are 100% not the type of people that are going to lift you up, if anything you have constant thoughts of growing them in your morning coffee just to shut them up!

    If this sounds like you then its time to get a fresh new cut or color, or go crazy and get both!

    Is your color washing out?

    Firstly apologies if you think after reading this that we think your stupid but we thought to share a few hair facts with you and colouring to make things a little more simple to understand. There are some colours that will fade, tone fades and it is possible however fading in a solid line is not going to happen its actually called regrowth.

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    When you first started colouring your hair to cover the odd grey hair, life was fairly simple, you got it done every 6-8 weeks and even then hardly noticed the odd white you had, now a few years later there is more than a few “odd” grey hairs its more like a lot and your dark color that you were 10-20 years ago that you insist on still doing looks black against the white hairs as it grows. The easiest way to explain it is brown will look black when you put it beside white, and a few white will look like a bunch beside brown or dark hair. Your hair is constantly growing, so if your have white hair even colouring over it it is growing from the moment it is covered, the darker the color the more visible it will be as it grows. If you expect not to see any white for weeks then you are delusional, its like a guy saying I shaved a week ago and now I have facial hair, it literally grows 24/7 and you will see small dots of white within days, this is normal and reality.

    Easy way to get longer out of it is simple, do not take your color as dark as you are, as you get more grey ( or white hair ) the take the color slightly lighter so there is less variation. Add some highlights to your color to break it up and its not so solid.

    Color does not fade in a perfect line, its called regrowth!

    It might be a cool haircut, but not on you

    You may be one of those people who searches on line for the prefect next look and you finally find it and no one on planet earth is going to convince you its not right because you want it!

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    The reality is that there are times when no matter how much you want it, its just not the right cut for you. Your face shape, head shape and body type is one of the first things you have to take into consideration and whilst the photo above should be an obvious thing for you to realise that with a neck that is long a haircut like this is not ideal!

    Thats the reason it is best to go to a salon that knows the difference!

     

    Call us on 011 410  10011

    You want to blend in or stand out?

    Act your age they said as if there is rulebook on what to look like at set ages, you should act a certain way or dress a certain way like when your older you shouldn’t be looking fun or cool, you should be boring and set in your ways. What a load of rubbish!

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    After al haven’t you put in the hard work and conformed for too long? Its when you get older you should be caring less right, after all you have done the hard yards it should be time to have some fun right?!

    So before you decide to be a boring old hag, why not have a little fun with your look and hair and be the person you always wanted to be!

     

    Since when is your Kitchen an option for hair care

    Home remedies started pre internet and before there were any other options other than to rely on the information passed down from generation to generation, back then it was all you had, there was no on line shopping, no boutique brands and certainly the only research was based on what your family did or what stories were told.

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    Now whilst some may sound legit, there are very few that actually work or in fact some have the adverse effect and cause problems rather than cure anything. Somewhat like a placebo you may end up thinking that by doing some of these obscure things you hair may grow longer, thicker, faster and any other promises your 110 year old grandmother tells you!

    Now whilst some of the home remedies we have been exposed to are not only crazy but plain disgusting, like onion pulp on your scalp….seriously? If you think putting Olive oil or coconut oil on your scalp is going to miraculously going to solve anything, you really need to get your head right!

    Before you go to your fridge, do a little research on this thing called Internet and make the determination yourself, don’t take our opinion as authority its best to get the information yourself then make a decision.

    If your planning on asking a professional what food you can put on your hair to “fix it” understand that you have a problem with the basics and you need to come and see us

    Rod Anker Salons Open in Meherchand Market

    There has been a large amount of people calling to ask if we are open, yes there has been a lot of activity with businesses that are not on the ground floor and whilst we have a first floor our ground floor is open and business as usual!

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    So if you are in Meherchand Market and looking for a Salon then

    give us a call 011 410 10011

    Yes We are OPEN

    There has been a large amount of people calling to ask if we are open, yes there has been a lot of activity with businesses that are not on the ground floor in Delhi and whilst we have a first floor our ground floor is open and business as usual!

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    So if you are in Meherchand Market and looking for a Salon then!

    Same same just 1 floor of awesome hair at the moment

    Give us a call 011 410 10011

    Its not just the color or the cut that makes the overall look

    So we saw this and immediately thought of several times clients have got an amazing color but to be honest skipped getting a haircut and they should not have. If you happen to be on a budget and can only get one thing done we suggest starting with the cut, get the right shape than fill in the color after when your ready.