Hair with a little color

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

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The difference is dramatic!

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

How to get longer out of your color & not see the white hair

So you are hanging on to what you color was 5-10 even 15 years ago and people keep noticing the white regrowth every few weeks. It’s not only embarrassing but annoying, like seriously it’s not like I don’t have things you could be spending the time and money on right?!

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The longer you color your hair, the chances are the more white hair is appearing underneath it! Colouring your hair doesn’t make it go white, it’s hidden so when you see it growing out against a dark color it looks whiter than you thought.

The darker you color your hair, the more white it appears.

How can you stop this?

Easy answer is you can’t, but you can make it slightly easier by not going so dark, the less contrast against the white the longer you will get before you will have to do it again!

Should you go lighter?

Take your color 1/2 shade lighter at a go over the next 6-12 months and even add in some highlights to break the solidness of the color which will help blend in the white.

If you want to stop colouring your hair so often and tired of spending hours in the salon every 10-15 days then give us a call or drop in and see us.

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What happens to your bangs in summer

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

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

Get yourself booked in now

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Hair color that makes you look younger!

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

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

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

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

So how can you create a better version of you?

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

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

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

Hair color that makes you look older

Unless you’re 16 wanting to drink most people want to look slightly better than the best, it’s often small changes that make the biggest difference to your overall appearance. Obviously hairstyle plays a big part in that but so too does hair color! Often overlooked and treated more as a “hide the grey” type task v’s having it treated as part of the overall look to enhance the cut.

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

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

So how can you create a better version of you?

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

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

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

How to wake up with awesome hair every day

Woke up like this? Seriously how many people can wake up and look good to go without a little grooming attention, chances are not that many.

Getting the right haircut, you have to take into consideration a few things including your hair type and structure, Faceshape as well as your daily routine. To be happy with your hair you need to fit in with your routine, one that works with you and the time you are prepared to put into it.

If you woke up wondering how to get your hair looking good without wearing a hat then maybe it’s time to give us a call!

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12 fresh looks for Summer

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

Why not get yourself a fresh look?

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

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72 sexiest Summer hair cut ideas to show off this season

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

Why not get yourself a fresh look?

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

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Facts about shampoo

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

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

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

Should you water down shampoo?

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

Can we apply shampoo directly to your scalp?

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

Do all chemicals damage your hair?

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

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

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

Does frizziness cause hair fall?

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

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

Hairdressers do hair!

To feel good about yourself 98% of people asked said they do this!

We all go through days, weeks or even months feeling less than great about ourselves it’s life. However you look at it, there is usually only one person who can change it and that’s you! Life is beautiful and while we all go through rough patches where it can seem to be overwhelmingly bad, it too changes and with harnessing the right energy you can be back on top.

From all of the incredible people we have met, one thing is common and that is the majority know when they are slipping and need a “pick me up”. Not all shoes will fit you and for some it might mean going shopping, others an extra session at the gym but for most we asked it was a visit to the hair salon that was the first line of defence!

So if you need a little extra happiness in your life why not come visit us!

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117 Meherchand market, Delhi

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Keep it simple haircare

You may think you have hidden your recent purchases from your partner but we know you have an obsession for the ongoing hunt for the best fix for your hair! If you keep swapping and changing things, could be a shampoo or even a diet the chances of getting any positive results are fairly low!

There is no set formula or set of products that suit everyone and it’s important to understand just by using an “extra body” shampoo or a “smooth & shine” if your hair isn’t cut to enhance, volume or sleek it possibly will be useless trying to fix it with a shampoo!

What you need is a good shampoo that will help your scalp be clean without stripping it and making it dry, a shampoo that will cleanse scalp and hair but not strip moisture & color.

Depending on your shampoo pattern and your hair and scalp but a sulfate free shampoo additionally a deep cleansing shampoo ( tucked away in the cupboard for every 2nd or 3rd shampoo day) plus a conditioner suitable for your hair type. For those with longer hair, keep a wide tooth comb in the shower to get the knots out while the conditioner is in.

Finish with a leave in serum and if needed, a leave in conditioner depending on your hair type and texture.

If you need more help drop in and see us, don’t keep filling up your cupboards endlessly.

How to get naturally healthy hair

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rod Anker Salons

117 Meherchand Market

Delhi

Power food for your hair

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Getting color and still having healthy hair

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

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

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

If you want hair that looks this good, give us a call 01141010011

Our birthday gift to you today only!

When it’s your birthday, everyone asks you “When is the party?” Well we decided to celebrate the best way we know how, making you look and feel your best!

Today we are giving you a complimentary blow out!

No strings attached just because we love making people look good and feel good, it’s our way of saying thank you to all of our beautiful clients & friends.

We have a lot of exciting things we are working on that we can’t wait to share so stay tuned but in the meantime we want to say Thank you to everyone ❤️

Give the salon a call and secure your booking for today!

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Shine weeks after our exclusive shine treatment

Three weeks later the hair is still glowing like it has an Instagram filter! We are fairly sure if you are reading this you have tried almost every treatment hair spa or home remedy known to mankind to get your hair to shine like its a mirror!

Unedited image 3 weeks after the treatment

This image is completely unedited and we thought you should see it, 3 weeks after it was done at our salon!

It’s a gloss treatment and it’s exclusive to Rod Anker Salons!

It takes 25 minutes, it’s available now and cost starting at 2900 plus tax depending on your length.

Now can it make everyone’s hair look shinny? Depending on the condition of your hair now but it adds a layer of clear gloss that is designed to enhance the reflection of light from your hair. If the hair is super damaged it may need something more it depends from case to case but our trained hairstylists will have a look at your hair and let you know.

It won’t remove split ends but it certainly helps with the appearance for anyone finding the color or condition of your hair lacking it’s a miracle cure for your hair that couldn’t have come at a better time in summer!

Get yours today!

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It’s not what’s in a label, it’s the inside that matters!

Too often we all judge, by the photos you post, the amount of likes you get, your following numbers, the places you go, the clothes you wear, the length of your skirt, the amount of skin you show, where you live, what your last name is, how much you earn, how much money you have, what car you drive, where you go to gym, who you sleeping with, who cuts your hair, the haircut you have, the skin care you use and the list goes on and on!

The stupid part is it has absolutely nothing to do with the person you are on the inside, everyone has a preference for their life and the key word is “their” it’s not yours.

Stop and remember that none of the outside matters it’s what’s on the inside that counts! Saying that you can always help the outside by giving your hair a fresh look!

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The naked truth about healthy hair!

For some people think you can literally just pay extra to fix hair that’s ruined, abuse it for months/years then simply pay a little extra or get the new cool treatment and you have brand new healthy hair but guess what…. you can’t! Your hair doesn’t care where you live, your social status or how much money you spend on it. If you don’t do the right things it will not be healthy!

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

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  • Trim every 5-6 weeks! Yes you do and no even if you are trying to grow it then ends need to be removed. Hair typically grows 1-1.5 inches per month so cut less than that and the length keeps getting longer!
  • Don’t over dry it or end up burning it with heat tools, a blow out shouldn’t destroy your hair if done correctly but sadly a lot of the time it does!
  • Hair is dead keratin, the growing or alive part of your hair is under the scalp!
  • Always use conditioner, closes the cuticle making sure the moisture stays in.
  • Use a heat protector or serum everyday!
  • Wash it every day or every second day, this keeps the scalp healthy and the PH level of your scalp healthy which in turn creates a healthy place for hair to grow!
  • Don’t use oil, yes DON’T -it coats the hair, clogs the scalp folicale and the heat that’s generated from the coating dehydrates the hair and makes it dry and brittle. It may look shiny but your hair will feel rough!

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

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

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

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Rod Anker Salons

117 Meherchand Market

Delhi

How to stop hairfall for Men!

Most likely your a guy, you think like a guy, you most likely are not even reading this properly ( your a guy so skipping through it to the photos ). You also most likely don’t think about your hair until you’re either on the way to the hair salon or sitting in the chair about to get your haircut!

The skin fade cut, because you need to be told 4-5 times you need a haircut this will last longer & look fresh!

Skin fade with a little length on the top. Looks cool but be careful as it having hair that’s longer at the front can end up making your forehead look bigger!

Add a beard, do this or at least start doing this towards the end of summer or you could possibly die from the heat! Power to our brothers that survive through summer with a killer beard !

Color it, who said guys can’t have hair that is coloured and fun!

Yes even glow in the dark color!

If you have grey or you don’t have grey hair chances are you look fairly close to your actual age +/- 3-4 years. Colouring your hair black can and possibly does, make you look older!

Learn what’s in and what’s not, research online what salon, what stylist and stalk them.

Get the right information about your hair, find out how to manage it, what products to use & how to use them!

If all else fails, add some tattoos to your look and forget about your hair!

This is a big one, if it’s going bald or you’re loosing your hair too the point every strand on your head you end up trying to cover it up then maybe it’s time to shave it off! You will look younger!

Whatever you end up doing, don’t try to be someone else. Have an honest conversation with your hairstylist and get something that works for you, maintain it and keep changing it up every now and then!

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When you are over 40 and look like your over 50

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

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

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

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

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Save 5000rp on your next clothes purchase!

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

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

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

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

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Let’s collaborate

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

Organic Collaboration

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

Who is the right catchment

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

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

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

The Olympics of collaborations

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

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

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

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

Happy tagging!

Beauty parlour’s are where beautiful hair goes to die

We get referred to as a “parlour” a lot and majority of the time it’s out of habit more than anything else and let’s be honest the word itself isn’t insulting or hideous it’s the innuendo of it that is. Typically a parlour is a place you go to that your mum went too, your auntie goes too and if you want a quick blow out, you end up going too!

The problem arises from training and skills set, a lot of people still think you learn hair then that’s it, you can be doing it for the rest of your life, others think the occasional brush up of skills, getting a certificate and a selfie with the trainer makes you awesome but it couldn’t be further from reality.

Learning the basics about hair is obviously essential but developing the skills needed on a daily basis takes time as well as evolving those skills to be able to perform daily on an ever changing demand takes an openness to learn and eagerness to be the best.

“When you are green you are growing, when you are ripe you are rotten”

Read it again, that’s right, when you know it all you are finished, done and have nothing left! We all need to grow and develop our skills daily to be better today than we were yesterday and not think you are the best, chances are when your mind is in that head space you most likely have lost it.

Be open to new ideas, be ready to change and be willing to put yourself out there! That’s what being the best is all about, don’t settle!

What’s your good name?

No matter how many times someone ask’s this question for outsiders it can seem a tad wrong. Like do we have a good name and a bad name? The intention is coming from the right place but just is a little wrong at the same time.

Here are some you can use if you want to have some fun with it

Enjoy your weekend 😂

The easy guide to get the hair you want!

Getting your hair done exactly the way you want is hard and at times impossible and it seriously shouldn’t be. While some go down the “let me tell the hairdresser what to do step by step” and others say very little and hope for the best.

We believe that there is a middle ground and as Artists that are being asked to create art on your hair we have a detailed consultation prior to doing anything.

Look for a hairstylist that you feel comfortable with, stalk them on google and social media after all that’s what it’s for! Once you have done your research and happy then make a booking and follow the below!

There can be differences in terminology and filters so we go out of our way to synchronise to ensure we are all on the same page before starting. Typically everyone’s version of short, long, medium, blonde and brown is and will always be very different. It’s like a woman with waist length hair that’s black telling a hairstylist with a shaved head that’s bleached platinum white she wants it short and light! You really have to understand the filters which everyone’s is different!

Here are a few things to get you ready for your next Salon Visit

  • Reference photo’s, ideally 2 or 3 but remember a few things here. Don’t randomly save photos that don’t match or have any synergy with each other. If you have a direction be clear in your thoughts. Keep in mind the majority of images on line have or at least could be edited in tone, shade and reflection so try and get few options of the same tone to be sure.
  • Maintainence and upkeep have to be a point of discussion. While you may love a certain look, you may also not be prepared to be locked into 3-4 week visits. Keep in mind cost & time to upkeep, if you are ok with it then it’s fine. Usually a similar effect may be able to be achieved that’s less Maintainence, ask for options.
  • If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you already have.
    • If you want it to look natural, understand it needs variation in tone and hue, both vertically as well as horizontally, no one’s hair is naturally all the same color and tone from roots to ends!
    • When you are getting a haircut, it’s important that you are honest when it comes to styling it, we can cut it in such a way it moves in the direction you want it too and we will show you how to manage it. If you intend not to do anything, then tell your hairstylist so we can help find a style and plan that ticks that box for you.
    • Trust us, if you have done your homework and found us, trust that we know what we are doing. It may take us several visits to get the desired result due to condition and maintaining the integrity of your hair but understand we don’t over promise, we will always be keeping it real to ensure the end result speaks volumes about our work.

    Hope that helps and remember, consultations are free!

    How to fix split ends to make my hair grow faster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Where are we located

    We are posting this as it has Come increasingly popular to DM us and ask for our location so it’s clear that some have trouble locating that information on Facebook or Instagram so here it is!

    117 Meherchand market

    Lodhi Colony

    New Delhi

    Surprisingly if you type ” Rod Anker Salons” into google maps it will guide you to our front door. Or if you still are having trouble call 01141010011 💕

    How much is a color

    First off let’s just all agree that everyone has a budget for most things in life. It’s not just you it’s us too so this is simply to explain more clearly why Hair Salons can only give you a guesstimate when it comes to over the phone or DM, that too won’t be accurate because chances are your hair is not standard.

    When you color your hair, it’s done taking into consideration the texture of your hair ( thickness of strand, porosity of the hair & density of the hair ). It’s also then the previous colors that you have had & the condition of the ends and the overall length that are a deciding factor on what needs to be done to achieve your desired result.

    It is impossible without seeing your hair in person to give you an exact price, similar to asking a restaurant what’s the cost to fill your tummy!

    So if it’s hair color your after, yes we do it and we consider ourselves brilliant in this department don’t hesitate to drop in and talk to us, it’s free and we can then give you a quote and you can go home and think about it.

    📞 01141010011

    Face shape matters

    By now I hope you know that just because certain hair looks good on your friend or favourite personality it won’t always be the same case with you and your head! The biggest challenge with trying to appeal to the masses is that everyone has a different face shape, different personality and unique goals and dreams. Not everyone should have fullness, not everyone should wear their hair long or short, curly or straight. 

    When your choosing your stylist make sure you go to one that discusses your goals and understands your hair, face shape and personality enough to be able to make you look your best!

    How to get the pussy wet

    It’s beyond comprehension that some of you think most of our posts have a double meaning, seriously we are not that clever all we are trying to do is help you have better hair.

    So we get asked a lot on how often should you shampoo your “hair” and it’s a very basic question with some remembering what their mother or grandmother has told you with little or no base to it other than handed down reality.

    You can wash your hair everyday it is perfectly fine to do so, in fact it’s probably a good idea especially in a hot climate like India where the pollution levels are fairly high.

    A few things to remember tho

    • When you shampoo, always use a conditioner, shampoo opens the cuticle cleanses and conditioner closes the cuticle.
    • Using a SLS free shampoo is more gentle on hair and scalp so it won’t strip your color out or dehydrate your scalp.
    • If you have an oily scalp you still condition the hair, a co dictionary us not for your scalp.
    • Double washing is also ok if it needs it. Don’t apply shampoo to hair that is too wet, remove excess water then apply working from scalp to ends.

    Any dirt, pollution or junk that is left on your scalp can and most likely will create a perfect breeding ground for bacteria which can lead to dry scalp, itchy scalp & hair loss.

    Get more facts when you come see us for your hair 💕

    Positive life starts now

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

    Imagine how lucky you are and how blessed you life is, the good and the challenging. It’s perfect just the way it is!

    Start telling yourself that, feed your mind with what it needs so you can be the best version of you possible. Don’t conform to others expectations of you, please you, be you!

    Wash & Go cuts from India’s leading Hair Salon

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

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

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

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

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

    Haircuts to assist in your Tinder matches

    Its often said that its hard to decide what hair to have for you guys, it has even been said that Guys don’t know how to search on the internet, to that we say ok maybe they don’t but maybe we can help. Here is a haircut that works well on Indian guys and here are some options for the same thing.

     

    So the above photo is a cut thats cool carefree and can be tamed down on the top but lends itself to being a little free and easy, whilst keeping the sides short, making it low maintenance!

     

    More or less the same haircut but with one big difference and that is there is no undercut, a lot of guys don’t realise that if you are carrying a little extra weight or have a large forehead then having an undercut can add more weight and/or make your forehead look bigger!

     

    If this has made you think about your hair then why not pick up the phone and give us a call

     

     

    011 410 10011

    How to hydrate without changing a thing

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

    Image via Gregory Derkenne

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

    So before you start googling diet for healthy hair and keep searching for something that looks like what you already eat, know that you need to capture all 5 food groups to be a healthy human and you need 2+ litres of water per day. Once your body is getting what it needs, then everything will function the way it’s meant too!

    You can’t make your hair grow faster, you can only get your body to its prime healthy state.

    This is what you want your hair to say!

    Doesn’t matter if you are a boring CA, a mad DJ or a runway model we all need sexy hair or a variation of it. It’s a fact when you feel good it shows so why wouldn’t you owe it to yourself to make sure you feel the best you can!

    Some people will say how can your hair make you feel sexy, these same people think food is food or a fake T–Shirt if it looks the same it is the same.

    Get yourself an appointment for sexy hair 01141010011

    Get Summer ready hair in a few easy steps

    Summer is here and unless you are planning on walking around with a bucket of chilled water you need to start planning now how to keep your “hair” hydrated! Its like anything with a little preparation you can have the best “hair” but if you leave it until its too late, its too late!

     

    Image via Emily grace Hime

     

    Things you can do now to get your hair ready for 40+ degrees daily

    • Get your hair trimmed yes every 6-8 weeks at least regardless if you are growing it or not, the ends need to be removed to ensure no split ends appear
    • Don’t overlap your color on the ends of your hair, just because you are getting your roots touched up doesn’t mean the ends need to have another chemical over the top of them, this is not needed most of the time and only should be done every 3-5th color if at all! Depending on the color
    • Don’t over use hot styling tools like irons, tongs blow dryer etc
    • Always condition
    • Stop putting coconut oil on your hair! Dehydrates and causes the hair to loose moisture rather than what you think it adds!
    • Get a linseed moisture treatment every time you get a cut during summer, adds moisture tightly into the hair and rehydrates the hair

     

    This’ll get you started but if you already ae struggling then drop in and see us at our Salon and let us work out what is the best options for you to have awesome “hair” for Summer.

    Phone us 01141010011

    When your bangs have a mind of their own

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

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

    Try this!

    When your hair is wet

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

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

    Why you shouldn’t copy others hairstyles

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

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

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

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

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

    No it’s not panties it’s my knee

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

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

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

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

    Healthy hair, the easy way

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

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

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

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

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

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

    📞 01141010011

    Rod Anker Salons

    117 Meherchand Market

    Delhi

    What you need to know about protecting your hair this Holi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    011 410100 11

    How to avoid expensive high maintence color!

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

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

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

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

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

    Yes you should swallow

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

    Halter Available via Omweekend

    Well guess what?

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

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

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

    Veg or non Veg

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

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

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

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

    Give us a call 01141010011

    What is behind our brand

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

    Image via Johnny Cinematic

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

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

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

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

    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

    📞 01141010011

    Looking for a sign?

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

    Image via Scott froschaeur

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

    Fresh hair for Summer?

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

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

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

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

    Phone 01141010011

    Can India hair go white, pink or green?

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

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

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

    Kim

    Lir

    Awoka

    Bharat

    Eric

    Santu

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

    We know you’re a little extra

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

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

    Yes your Welcome

    Summer is coming is your hair ready?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Who wants platinum blonde hair?

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

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

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

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

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

    When your color lasted as long as your tinder date

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Looking for a hair solution to your problems?

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

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

    What does your DP say about you?

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

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

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

    Why you need to get away!

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

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

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

    Hair stories to get you hot

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

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

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

    Getting the perfect Instagram shot

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

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

    The image that was taken from the phone is below.

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

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

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

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

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

    Action image shot by Jason

    Life’s a beach

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

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

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

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

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    How to get that glossy finish on your hair

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Or

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

    Happy Valentines Day!

    Our price list

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

    Hair cuts/trims ( same price btw )

    Senior Stylist : 1600 for ladies and 900 for guys

    Rod Anker 7000 rp for ladies and 4000 for guys

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

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

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

    Hair accessories you need in your life in 2019

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

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

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

    Low Maintainence sexy hair

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

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

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

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

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

    Phone 📞 01141010011

    The only time it’s ok to come early

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

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

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

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

    Worried about going bald?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Love yourself

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

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

    How much Sun is too much

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    How not to behave in a salon, an open letter

    Dear Sharon,

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Explaining Face shape for you guys

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

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

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

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

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

    High end protection

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

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

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

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

    Phone 01141010011

    What face framing color looks like!

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

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

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

    Omg I love these shoes!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    How to grow healthy hair

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

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

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

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

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

    The real reasons why your color washes out!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Before & After Hair makeovers

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

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

    Get yourself into see us today!

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    Omg you have such a cute pussy

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

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

    Why we will talk before we do it!

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

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

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

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

    Phone 01141010011

    How to get thicker hair, all you need to know

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

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

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

    Best to discuss this next time your in the salon.

    The messy Pompadour

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

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

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

    Are you really that useless?

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

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

    Don’t listen to anyone who is being negative!

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

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

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

    Step 1. Open google maps

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

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

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

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

    If you only had tonight, what would you do?

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

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

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

    147 men’s cuts that will make 2019 perfect!

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

    Ok so not 147 but you get the idea!

    Need to cool down and look summer ready? Give us a call 01141010011

    Balayagè doesn’t have to be blonde

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Why hair color is important!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    How to remove Stretch marks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Go out and get it!

    You all do the same thing

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

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

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

     

     

     

    The best haircuts for 2019 for guys

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

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

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

    When you wish you could be yourself

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

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

    When your hair cut looks like a bag of mixed lollies

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

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

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

    Call for booking 01141010011

    Not having black hair could save your life!

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


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

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

    Why your weekly hair spa is not going to fix anything

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


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

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

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

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

    10 times when getting it cheap is possibly stupid

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


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

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

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

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

    Times you should not bargain

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

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

    To the guy who came in today

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

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

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

    How we like to work

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Our playlist is better than yours

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

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

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

    Is that a little bullshit on your lip?

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


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

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

     

    Look forward to seeing you soon!

     

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    The entire family now has a blue tick!

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

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


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

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

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

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

     

    Congratulations Merrylin Boro and us  Rod Anker Salons

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Model-  Merrylin Boro

    Hair – lol

    Photo – Rod Anker

    You can not expect to build a team behind a gun

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    How to know your hair is Thirsty

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

    How do you do that we hear you asking?

    Well it’s fairly easy;

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

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

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

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

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

    We go blindly because we know what we are doing

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

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

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

    Mushroom balayage

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

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

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

    Why so serious

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Christmas is only 6 weeks away!

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

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

    Phone 01141010011

    You have no idea what we get told!

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

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

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